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J&K Police arrest two LeT associates in Handwara; seize firearms

A case had been registered and investigation begun, said police spokesperson
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Published on Oct 30, 2020 04:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

‘Bangas Awaam Mela’ held in J-K’s Handwara to mark Article 370 abrogation anniversary

The Annual Festival saw the participation of hundreds of Gujjars, Bakarwals and other Kashmiri sightseers from Kupwara, Tangdhar and Handwara. The Mela was conducted over two days commencing on August 3 with the grand finale on August 4, as per the officials.
‘File photo from Bangas Awaam Mela’ at Lokut Bangas valley in August 2018.(@adgpi/Twitter Photo)
‘File photo from Bangas Awaam Mela’ at Lokut Bangas valley in August 2018.(@adgpi/Twitter Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 05:51 AM IST
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Kupwara | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

2 terrorists responsible for killing CRPF trooper, 5-yr-old shot dead in J-K encounter

Jammu and Kashmir Police and security forces are involved in the operation in Waghama area of the south Kashmir district.
An encounter between terrorists is underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag.(ANI File Photo)
An encounter between terrorists is underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 11:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Handwara encounter: Anti-terror ops will intensify, says Jammu and Kashmir DGP

The DGP said the operations against the terrorists will be intensified and will be carried with full force.
J&K Director General of Police Dilbag Singh
J&K Director General of Police Dilbag Singh
Updated on May 06, 2020 01:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

On outreach mission, DGP Dilbag Singh vows to intensify ops across Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbag Singh was on an outreach mission in Budgam district of central Kashmir
DGP Dilbag Singh visits Budgam police lines, reviews COVID-19 and security arrangements, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
DGP Dilbag Singh visits Budgam police lines, reviews COVID-19 and security arrangements, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Updated on May 05, 2020 10:19 PM IST
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14-year-old boy killed in crossfire laid to rest at Sheeri, 35km away from home

Fearing the gathering of locals in view of the nationwide lockdown, the local administration and police refused to hand over the body of slain boy to his family
Body of Hazim Shafi Bhat, a student of Class 7, was found at a distance of half-a-kilometre from the encounter site.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Body of Hazim Shafi Bhat, a student of Class 7, was found at a distance of half-a-kilometre from the encounter site.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2020 09:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByIdrees Bukhtiyar, Srinagar

‘Let there be surgical strike but without tom-tomming’: Shiv Sena on Handwara encounter

A Colonel, a Major and three other security forces personnel were killed in an encounter with terrorists in north Kashmir’s Handwara on Sunday.
The Shiv Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana that Handwara encounter happened when a strong and quite patriotic government is in power at the Centre.(Representative Photo)
The Shiv Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana that Handwara encounter happened when a strong and quite patriotic government is in power at the Centre.(Representative Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2020 05:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

3 CRPF soldiers killed in Kupwara encounter

Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF and the army have launched a search operation in the area to track down the militants involved in the attack.
On Monday, militants opened fire at the Central Reserve Police Force soldiers in Kralgund area of the north Kashmir district.(ANI Photo)
On Monday, militants opened fire at the Central Reserve Police Force soldiers in Kralgund area of the north Kashmir district.(ANI Photo)
Published on May 05, 2020 02:10 AM IST
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Army chief pledges precise response to Handwara killings

The army chief reiterated that the infiltration attempts by Pakistan along the LoC clearly indicated that the neighbouring army was not interested in battling the coronavirus disease pandemic and was pursuing “its own myopic and limited agenda of pushing terrorists inside India”.
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane’s comments came two days after five security personnel, including a colonel and a major, were killed in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Handwara.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane’s comments came two days after five security personnel, including a colonel and a major, were killed in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Handwara.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2020 02:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Army pays tributes to martyred soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara

Top army commanders Lt Gen Y K Joshi and Lt Gen BS Raju were among those who paid homage to the soldiers, Col Ashutosh Sharma, Maj Anuj Sood, Naik Rajesh Kumar, and Lance Naik Dinesh Singh.
Top army commanders Lt Gen YK Joshi and Lt Gen BS Raju were among those who paid homage to the soldiers.(ANI Photo)
Top army commanders Lt Gen YK Joshi and Lt Gen BS Raju were among those who paid homage to the soldiers.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2020 12:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

In Pakistan’s new script for terrorism in Kashmir, Handwara is the key

The Handwara attack is considered brazen not just because of how the terrorists targeted security personnel at a checkpoint, but also the timing.
Army personnel in Jaipur wearing face masks as a precaution against Covid -19 infection seen in the procession carrying the body of Colonel Ashutosh Sharma who was killed in an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Army personnel in Jaipur wearing face masks as a precaution against Covid -19 infection seen in the procession carrying the body of Colonel Ashutosh Sharma who was killed in an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2020 09:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

Jawan martyred in J&K cremated with state honours in Mansa

Posted in 21 Rashtriya Rifles, Rajesh was recruited in the army in 2010
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Published on May 04, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Militants attack CRPF in J-K’s Handwara, jawans injured

(File photo for representation)
(File photo for representation)
Updated on May 04, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

3 jawans, one civilian killed in attack on security personnel in J-K’s Handwara

This is a second big loss to the CRPF in last one month. Earlier, three CRPF jawans were killed in a similar attack in Sopore.
The attack on forces comes close on the heels of the gunbattle in north’s Kashmir’s Handwara, during which an Indian Army colonel and four other security personnel were killed on Sunday. (HT photo)
The attack on forces comes close on the heels of the gunbattle in north’s Kashmir’s Handwara, during which an Indian Army colonel and four other security personnel were killed on Sunday. (HT photo)
Updated on May 04, 2020 11:26 PM IST
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Handwara: India must act strongly | HT editorial

Defeat Pakistan’s designs to inflict terror
The Handwara encounter, in which five Indian soldiers and a policeman were killed fighting a militant cell, is a reminder that through the pandemic, it has been business-as-usual along the Line of Control and in Kashmir(ANI)
The Handwara encounter, in which five Indian soldiers and a policeman were killed fighting a militant cell, is a reminder that through the pandemic, it has been business-as-usual along the Line of Control and in Kashmir(ANI)
Updated on May 04, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Pakistan following myopic agenda, says Army chief day after Handwara encounter

Infiltration attempts show that Pakistan is not interested in battling Covid-19, said Army chief General MM Naravane.
Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that onus remains on Islamabad to bring peace in the region.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that onus remains on Islamabad to bring peace in the region.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

J&K cop volunteered to fight terrorists for 14 years, then again at Handwara

Sageer Ahmed Pathan was incharge of the SOG team that accompanied the 21 Rashtriya Rifles and the district police when the operation to search the terrorists was launched.
Sageer Ahmed Pathan was born in Trad village of Kupwara district’s Karnah tehsil that is located right along the Line of Control in 1978.(HT Photo)
Sageer Ahmed Pathan was born in Trad village of Kupwara district’s Karnah tehsil that is located right along the Line of Control in 1978.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2020 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

Native village remembers Col Sharma as simple, amiable person

Colonel Ashutosh Sharma and four others were killed in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara.
Villagers in Parwana Memoodpur in Bulandshahr gather to mourn Col Ashutosh Sharma.(HT PHOTO)
Villagers in Parwana Memoodpur in Bulandshahr gather to mourn Col Ashutosh Sharma.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 03, 2020 09:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Parwana Memoodpur (Bulandshahr) | ByHT Correspondent | Edited buy Sabir Hussain

‘Last Holi, he came unannounced. It turned out to be his last visit’: Col Sharma’s family

Four Army personnel and a police sub-inspector died in a gun battle in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday morning.
Col Sharma spoke to his family on May 1, the raising day of 21 Rashtriya Rifles.(FILE PHOTO.)
Col Sharma spoke to his family on May 1, the raising day of 21 Rashtriya Rifles.(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on May 03, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Day after encounter, eight injured in blast in J-K’s Handwara

Ahgam village in Handwara where the explosion took place is about 3 km from the site of Saturday night’s encounter in which two terrorists and five security personnel including a colonel were killed.
One of the injured being taken to a hospital in Handwara on Sunday.(ANI)
One of the injured being taken to a hospital in Handwara on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 05:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan | Edited by Sabir Hussain

‘Bow to our soldiers’: Amit Shah pays tribute to 5 security personnel killed in Handwara encounter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes to security personnel for their supreme sacrifice.
Indian Army pays tribute to martyrs who lost their lives in the line of duty, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Indian Army pays tribute to martyrs who lost their lives in the line of duty, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2020 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Tributes to courageous security personnel martyred in Handwara’, tweets PM Modi

PM Modi paid his tributes to the five security personnel who fell in the line of duty during an operation in Changimulla of Handwara.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(AP photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(AP photo)
Updated on May 03, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Gallantry award winner, father of 12-yr-old daughter: Colonel killed in action in Handwara encounter

Colonel Ashutosh Sharma had received his gallantry award once as a commanding officer after he killed a terrorist rushing towards his unit’s men on a road with a grenade hidden in his clothes.
Two terrorists were also killed in the operation by the security forces in the remote location of Handwara.(ANI)
Two terrorists were also killed in the operation by the security forces in the remote location of Handwara.(ANI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 05:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by: Meenakshi Ray

Hostages, gunfight, assault teams: How the Handwara encounter ensued

Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj Sood, Naik Rajesh Kumar and Lance Naik Dinesh Singh and sub-inspector of Jammu-Kashmir police Shakeel Qazi were martyred in the line of duty while rescuing civilians held hostage by the terrorists.
The gunbattle in north’s Kashmir’s Handwara had been raging since Saturday afternoon.(ANI)
The gunbattle in north’s Kashmir’s Handwara had been raging since Saturday afternoon.(ANI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 11:20 AM IST
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‘Will never forget’: Rajnath Singh condoles death of army men in Handwara encounter

“They showed exemplary courage in their fight against the terrorists and made supreme sacrifice while serving the country,” Rajnath Singh tweeted.
The defence minister said that India stands “shoulder to shoulder” with the families of these “brave martyrs”. He said the country will never forget their bravery and sacrifice.(PTI)
The defence minister said that India stands “shoulder to shoulder” with the families of these “brave martyrs”. He said the country will never forget their bravery and sacrifice.(PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 11:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Decorated colonel among 5 killed in J-K’s Handwara; 2 terrorists shot down

The encounter began on Saturday afternoon after the army and state police launched a joint operation following a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the area.
Officials said their bodies have been recovered from the encounter site. The civilians have been rescued, they added.
Officials said their bodies have been recovered from the encounter site. The civilians have been rescued, they added.
Updated on May 03, 2020 10:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by: Meenakshi Ray

Colonel, Major killed in action in J&K’s Handwara; 2 terrorists shot dead in encounter

Sources said Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj, a Lance Naik, a rifleman and police sub-inspector Shakeel Qazi were killed after the hours-long firefight with terrorists holed up in a house.
Two terrorists were also killed in the encounter that began around 3:30pm on Saturday in Chanjmulla area of Handwara.(ANI)
Two terrorists were also killed in the encounter that began around 3:30pm on Saturday in Chanjmulla area of Handwara.(ANI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 10:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

12 hours on, gunbattle at terror hideout continues in north Kashmir’s Handwara

Four terrorists are believed to be involved in the encounter that began around 3:30pm in Chanjmulla area of Handwara, which falls in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The Handwara encounter began in the afternoon after Army and police launched a joint operation in the forests of Rajwar following a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area.(PTI)
The Handwara encounter began in the afternoon after Army and police launched a joint operation in the forests of Rajwar following a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area.(PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 04:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar/Handwara | ByHTC and Agencies

Encounter between terrorists and security forces in J-K’s Handwara underway

More details about the encounter are awaited.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police said that two unidentified terrorists were neutralised in the encounter which broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police said that two unidentified terrorists were neutralised in the encounter which broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 02, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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Handwara | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

39 days after lockdown, restrictions lifted from Jammu and Kashmir

Since August 5, large sections of Srinagar and other cities have been barricaded with barbed wires, streets deserted and shops shuttered.
Security personnel and police at a barricade in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Security personnel and police at a barricade in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 12:32 PM IST
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