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No rise in militancy, number of anti-terrorist operations rising: J-K police

On Tuesday, Al-Badr chief Ganie Khwaja was neutralised while two terrorists managed to escape during an encounter in Sopore.
IGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Wednesday. (ANI)
IGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 03:49 PM IST
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Terrorist hideout busted in J-K's Anantnag, 6 AKs, telescope recovered

The official said that three AK-56 rifles, two Chinese pistols, two Chinese grenades, one telescope, six AK magazines, two pistol magazines, and other items recovered from the hideout site.
Hideout busted by Police & Army in Anantnag forest after arrest of conspirator of Krishna Dhaba attack. (ANI/Twitter)
Hideout busted by Police & Army in Anantnag forest after arrest of conspirator of Krishna Dhaba attack. (ANI/Twitter)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 11:32 AM IST
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3 journalists claim assault by police in J-K

Fayaz Lolu of ETV Bharat, Mudasir Qadri of News 18 Urdu and Junaid Rafiq of TV 9 also alleged that their equipment was seized by the police in the incident.
A security personnel stands guard as residents wait in a queue to cast their votes during the fourth phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections, at Laar in Ganderbal district.(PTI)
A security personnel stands guard as residents wait in a queue to cast their votes during the fourth phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections, at Laar in Ganderbal district.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 07:18 AM IST
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2 LeT terrorists killed in encounter in J-K’s Anantnag district

“Two LeT terrorists have been killed. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, has been recovered. Search is going on. More details are awaited,” Kashmir Zone Police said.
“A tight cordon was maintained throughout the night to stop the militants from escaping,” police said.(ANI Twitter)
“A tight cordon was maintained throughout the night to stop the militants from escaping,” police said.(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 11:20 AM IST
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Kokernag offers bait to private players angling for trout farming

With Asia’s largest fisheries farm in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district emerging as the best producer of rainbow trout in the world, private farms are taking to trout rearing and finding it commercially viable
Chief trout farming project officer Mohammad Muzaffar Bazaz holds up a brooder, which is used to procure eggs and white milt, at a fisheries farm in Kokernag.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)
Chief trout farming project officer Mohammad Muzaffar Bazaz holds up a brooder, which is used to procure eggs and white milt, at a fisheries farm in Kokernag.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 04:19 PM IST
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Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist held in Amritsar with Rs 29 lakh

Police say the man had arrived in the city to collect money from an unidentified man on instructions from the chief of the terror outfit
Hilal Ahmed Wagay
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Updated on Apr 27, 2020 11:19 AM IST
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PDP leader’s guard shot dead outside a mosque in Anantnag

This is second such incident in the violence-torn district of the state. On July 15, a policeman guarding a National Conference (NC) leader was killed when suspected militants opened fire in Hillar area of Anantnag district.
Farooq Ahmad Reshi, a personal security officer (PSO) of Mehbooba’s cousin Sajjad Mufti was gunned down outside a mosque in Bijbehara and his weapon taken away.(AFP FILE/ Representative Image)
Farooq Ahmad Reshi, a personal security officer (PSO) of Mehbooba’s cousin Sajjad Mufti was gunned down outside a mosque in Bijbehara and his weapon taken away.(AFP FILE/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 12:51 AM IST
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Kashmir cricketer dies after getting hit by ball during a match

Jahangir Ahmad War,18, a resident of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district , was hit on his neck when he was batting during a match between Baramulla and Budgam under-19 teams.
Representional Image.(Twitter)
Representional Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 09:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain

Amarnath yatra begins today under multi-tiered security

Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a militant attack along the main route to Pahalgam on June 12.
Officials said over 1.5 lakh pilgrims from across the country have registered for the 46-day pilgrimage. The pilgrims trek 32 km to reach the shrine from Pahalgam. The route to the shrine from Baltal is just 14-km-long.(HT Photo)
Officials said over 1.5 lakh pilgrims from across the country have registered for the 46-day pilgrimage. The pilgrims trek 32 km to reach the shrine from Pahalgam. The route to the shrine from Baltal is just 14-km-long.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 07:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu/Srinagar | By HT Correspondents

Militant killed by ‘rival’ group

The slain militant was identified as Adil Dass, who had quit the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to join a so-called Islamic State (IS) inspired group operating in Kashmir. Arif Hussain Bhat, the wounded militant, is a suspected member of the home-grown Hizbul Mujahideen (HM).
Groups owing allegiance with global terror groups like al Qaida and IS that have emerged in Kashmir over the last few years have been critical of Pakistan.(HT Photo)
Groups owing allegiance with global terror groups like al Qaida and IS that have emerged in Kashmir over the last few years have been critical of Pakistan.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 12:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain

Major killed, one hurt in Anantnag terror encounter

The gunfight continued throughout the day even as stone pelting youth protested near the site of the encounter.
Army personnel cordon off the area in Pulwama where an IED blast took place on Monday evening. (ANI photo)
Army personnel cordon off the area in Pulwama where an IED blast took place on Monday evening. (ANI photo)
Updated on May 23, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain

Two militants killed in gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag

Rashtriya Rifles and special operations group of state police personnel surrounded the Bidoora village in Achabal area following information about the presence of militants.
Exact identities and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained(AFP File Photo)
Exact identities and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 11:35 AM IST
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Srinagar | By Indo Asian News Service

Guilty should be hanged, demands Kathua rape and murder victim’s family

“Though the verdict has been announced but our child will not come back,” says the victim’s copy.
Two cops outside village temple in Rassana, in Kathua, on Monday.(Nitin Kanotra /HT Photo)
Two cops outside village temple in Rassana, in Kathua, on Monday.(Nitin Kanotra /HT Photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2019 11:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria

1 JeM militant killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Verinag area of the south Kashmir district following specific information about the presence of militants there, the official said.
One Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant was killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
One Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant was killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 12:43 PM IST
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2 militants killed in Anantnag encounter

The gunfight started after forces received an input about presence of militants following which a joint party of police, army and CRPF launched a search operation in Kachwan forest of Kokernag in Anantnag.
Indian policemen detain a Kashmiri youth who was protesting against the killing of Zakir Musa, a top militant commander linked to al-Qaida, in Srinagar(AP)
Indian policemen detain a Kashmiri youth who was protesting against the killing of Zakir Musa, a top militant commander linked to al-Qaida, in Srinagar(AP)
Published on May 28, 2019 09:29 PM IST
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HIndustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Two militants killed in encounter in south Kashmir’s Anantnag

The identities and affiliation of the slain militants are still being ascertained. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter.
The police said that it was a clean operation and no collateral damage took place during the exchange of fire. (Image used for representational purpose).(HT PHOTO)
The police said that it was a clean operation and no collateral damage took place during the exchange of fire. (Image used for representational purpose).(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 28, 2019 07:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Encounter breaks out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Kokernag area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district
Additional forces have been rushed to the area to strengthen the cordon and prevent the militants from escaping, said a police official.(HT File Photo/Waseem Andrabi)
Additional forces have been rushed to the area to strengthen the cordon and prevent the militants from escaping, said a police official.(HT File Photo/Waseem Andrabi)
Published on May 28, 2019 02:55 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Press Trust of India

J&K govt orders probe into politicians’ killings since ’18

Additional director general of police Muneer Ahmad Khan will conduct the probe, an official statement said. He has been asked to submit a report within 15 days.
Additional director general of police Muneer Ahmad Khan will conduct the probe, an official statement said. He has been asked to submit a report within 15 days.(HT Photo)
Additional director general of police Muneer Ahmad Khan will conduct the probe, an official statement said. He has been asked to submit a report within 15 days.(HT Photo)
Published on May 09, 2019 12:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Security a concern in Jammu and Kashmir’s militancy-hit areas

For the first time in the state’s history, polling in Anantnag Lok Sabha seat was conducted over three phases on account of security reasons. In the first phase, Anantnag district recorded 13.63% polling.
Ladakh and two districts of Anantnag parliamentary seat will vote on May 6, finishing up polling in the ongoing general elections in the state.(File Photo)
Ladakh and two districts of Anantnag parliamentary seat will vote on May 6, finishing up polling in the ongoing general elections in the state.(File Photo)
Published on May 06, 2019 08:48 AM IST
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Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

J-K governor Satya Pal Malik orders inquiry into killing of BJP leader in Kashmir

The Governor spoke to K Vijay Kumar, Advisor, and directed him to ensure early arrest of those responsible for the killing and spare no one who tries to create fear and panic among the people, the spokesperson said.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday condemned the killing of BJP leader Gul Muhammad Mir and ordered an inquiry into killing of political activists belonging to various parties.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday condemned the killing of BJP leader Gul Muhammad Mir and ordered an inquiry into killing of political activists belonging to various parties.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2019 05:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain

Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in Anantnag

Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district after a gun battle with security forces on Thursday morning, officials said.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel stand guard. Image for representation.(HT file photo)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel stand guard. Image for representation.(HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 10:13 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: National Conference’s Omar Abdullah says open to alliance in J-K if Congress agrees seat sharing offer

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a party function in Anantnag district, Abdullah said: “We have received an offer from the Congress, but we are very clear about taking forward any alliance plan only if our candidates are to contest all the Lok Sabha seats in Kashmir.”
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and vice president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah said on Sunday that his party was open to a pre-poll alliance with the Congress if the latter agreed to NC’s seat sharing formula.(Waseem Andrabi/HT File Photo)
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and vice president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah said on Sunday that his party was open to a pre-poll alliance with the Congress if the latter agreed to NC’s seat sharing formula.(Waseem Andrabi/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 03:29 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Indo Asian News Service

Man injured in Jammu bus stand blast dies, toll rises to two

Within hours of the incident, police arrested the accused and said he was tasked by terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen to carry out the attack.
Mohammad Riyaz, a resident of Anantnag district’s Mattan village, died while undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in the early hours, the officials said.(Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)
Mohammad Riyaz, a resident of Anantnag district’s Mattan village, died while undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in the early hours, the officials said.(Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 10:10 AM IST
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11 killed as avalanches strike parts of Kashmir

Ten people, eight of them police personnel, were buried under snow on Thursday evening by the avalanche. Two were rescued alive on Friday morning while the bodies of five policemen and two others were recovered. One policeman is missing.
Srinagar, India – February 08, 2019: Rescue workers clear snow after an avalanche near Jawahar tunnel at Qazigund in Kulgam district, Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir, India on Friday, February 8, 2019. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Srinagar, India – February 08, 2019: Rescue workers clear snow after an avalanche near Jawahar tunnel at Qazigund in Kulgam district, Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir, India on Friday, February 8, 2019. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 08, 2019 11:16 PM IST
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2 killed, 10 missing as J&K gets heaviest snowfall this season

A couple was killed while their two children were rescued after an avalanche destroyed their home in Kokernag area of Anantnag district late on Thursday.
Six policemen, two Fire and Emergency Services personnel and two prisoners went missing after another avalanche hit a police post near the Jawahar Tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway .(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Six policemen, two Fire and Emergency Services personnel and two prisoners went missing after another avalanche hit a police post near the Jawahar Tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway .(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 08, 2019 01:35 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Indo Asian News Service

Six, including three militants, killed in a spate of Kashmir encounters

Authorities have suspended Internet services in south and central Kashmir, including Srinagar.
Visuals from the encounter underway in Budgam’s Chadoora, on Thursday morning.(ANI/Twitter)
Visuals from the encounter underway in Budgam’s Chadoora, on Thursday morning.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 06:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain

Two Hizb militants killed in encounter with security forces in J-K’s Anantnag

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Muniward village in Khanabal area of the district early this morning following specific information about the presence of militants there.
Army personnel take positions during an encounter with the militants in Keran Sector of Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Sunday, June 10, 2018. (Photo used for representative purposes only)(PTI File)
Army personnel take positions during an encounter with the militants in Keran Sector of Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Sunday, June 10, 2018. (Photo used for representative purposes only)(PTI File)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 12:38 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Press Trust of India

Kashmir: Foreign JeM militant killed in encounter with security forces

A teenager was injured in clashes that erupted between protesters and security forces near the encounter site.
There has been a sudden escalation of tension in Jammu and Kashmir since Eid.(AFP File Photo)
There has been a sudden escalation of tension in Jammu and Kashmir since Eid.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Aug 24, 2018 07:23 PM IST
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One militant killed in encounter with security forces in Kashmir’s Anantnag

Security forces cordoned off Gadole village in Kokernag area of Jammu and Kashmir after a tip-off.
Soldiers stand guard during an encounter in Anantnag.(Waseem Andrab/HT File Photo)
Soldiers stand guard during an encounter in Anantnag.(Waseem Andrab/HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 10:14 AM IST
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Two militants killed in encounter at Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag

Another operation was underway in north Kupwara district close to the Line of Control.
Army personnel stand guard during a gun battle with militants, who launched a pre-dawn attack on a district police complex in which three security personnel were martyred, in Pulwama of South Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)
Army personnel stand guard during a gun battle with militants, who launched a pre-dawn attack on a district police complex in which three security personnel were martyred, in Pulwama of South Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 06:56 PM IST
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