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Encounter underway in Pulwama

The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces who retaliated
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Updated on Nov 20, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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First-ever district development council polls in J&K from November 28

The Jammu and Kashmir poll panel on Wednesday announced an eight-phase election to 20 district development councils (DDCs) beginning November 28, in the first major electoral exercise since the abrogation of Article 370. J&K election commissioner KK Sharma announced the schedule for the first district development council (DDC) polls that will be held between November 28 and December 29.
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Updated on Nov 05, 2020 12:08 AM IST
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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kathua, Poonch

India retaliated in equal measure
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Updated on Nov 01, 2020 09:52 PM IST
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Pak violates ceasefire along LoC and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

The firing and shelling by Pakistani Army in Kirni and Qasba sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district started around 1.45 pm on Sunday and lasted for nearly one-and-a-half-hour, causing damage to some civilian structures, the officials said.
The officials said Pakistani Rangers also violated ceasefire by firing on forward posts in Manyari-Chorgali area of Hiranagar sector along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district. Image for representational purpose.(PTI)
The officials said Pakistani Rangers also violated ceasefire by firing on forward posts in Manyari-Chorgali area of Hiranagar sector along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district. Image for representational purpose.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 15, 2020 06:57 PM IST
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MHA secretary visits Indo-Pak border to review border management work

Later, during the day Sinha had a detailed interaction with BSF IG N S Jamwal and other officials at the BSF headquarters in Jammu.
Secretary, Border Management in the Ministry of Home Affairs N N Sinha at the Jammu Frontier of BSF on Saturday.(ANI PHOTO.)
Secretary, Border Management in the Ministry of Home Affairs N N Sinha at the Jammu Frontier of BSF on Saturday.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 09:01 PM IST
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9 killed, 5 injured as car plunges into gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua

Five men and three women, who were onboard a Tata Sumo headed to Malhar from Billawar, were among the nine killed in the accident that took place around 5.30 pm, a police officer at Kathua police control room said.
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Updated on Feb 22, 2020 10:11 PM IST
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3 Jaish terrorists killed, cop hurt in Nagrota gun battle

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Published on Jan 31, 2020 10:37 PM IST
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Terror plot foiled, truck laden with arms seized in J-K’s Kathua

It is believed that these suspected militants infiltrated from across the International Border via Bamyal border in Pathankot with the help of over-ground workers in Kashmir Valley.
A truck was intercepted at 8.00 am on the Jammu-Pathankot Highway and during checking six AK-47 rifles were seized.(ANI Photo)
A truck was intercepted at 8.00 am on the Jammu-Pathankot Highway and during checking six AK-47 rifles were seized.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 05:43 PM IST
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Division and denial in Kathua village that witnessed ghastly crime

Residents say they have lived in fear since the brutality came to light. “A sense of fear is still there in the minds of people of the village. This ghastly crime has brought a bad name to our village,” said Raman Kumar, a 27-year-old resident.
People protest against the charge-sheet, naming a priest and seven others in the rape-murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu in April 2018.(PTI File Photo)
People protest against the charge-sheet, naming a priest and seven others in the rape-murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu in April 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 09:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rasana (Kathua) | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria

Kathua rape case verdict: A commendable job by police, judiciary

he Kathua case should be a template for these cases: solid investigation and the delivery of justice within a specific time-frame are critical; it is equally important for political parties to desist from politicising such cases.
People demand justice for the eight-year-old Kathua rape case victim, Srinagar, April 14, 2018(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
People demand justice for the eight-year-old Kathua rape case victim, Srinagar, April 14, 2018(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 10, 2019 08:21 PM IST
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Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti welcome Kathua verdict that convicted 6

Omar Abdullah was reacting to the Pathankot court verdict convicting six of the seven accused in the rape-and-murder case of the eight-year-old nomadic girl in Rasana area of Kathua district in January last year.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti Monday welcomed a court order convicting six accused in the Kathua rape-and-murder case.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti Monday welcomed a court order convicting six accused in the Kathua rape-and-murder case.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 05:06 PM IST
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Jammu and Kashmir flash flood: Over 30 people rescued after night-long operation

The people were marooned in different parts of the district following heavy rains.
A shopkeeper carries goods down a flooded road in Srinagar after heavy rainfall.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
A shopkeeper carries goods down a flooded road in Srinagar after heavy rainfall.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
Published on Sep 24, 2018 01:55 PM IST
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25 killed, highways blocked as rains pound J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab

In Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district at least 29 people were rescued Monday morning after they were stranded in flash floods following incessant rains.
A raging River Beas washes away the Kullu-Manali highway due to incessant rains, on Monday.(HT Photo)
A raging River Beas washes away the Kullu-Manali highway due to incessant rains, on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2018 09:05 PM IST
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Kathua rape-murder: Conduct bone density test to verify age of accused, rules court

District and sessions judge Tajwinder Singh issued the directions after hearing the arguments and counter-arguments over the issue of the age of the eighth accused.
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Updated on Jun 13, 2018 01:45 PM IST
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Kathua rape case: Man claims Hindu Ekta Manch leader threatening him

Mohammad Rafiq had provided his land for the burial of Kathua rape victim. He has filed a police complaint alleging that the Hindu Ekta Manch leader threatened and abused him.
File photo of protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS)
File photo of protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 13, 2018 10:07 PM IST
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‘We only want justice’: Kathua victim’s father welcomes SC decision to transfer case

The father also said he did not favour a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Kathua case, which has sent shock waves across the nation and sparked a country-wide outrage.
Deepika Singh Rajawat, the lawyer of Kathua rape-murder case victim, comes out of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(REUTERS FILE)
Deepika Singh Rajawat, the lawyer of Kathua rape-murder case victim, comes out of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on May 07, 2018 09:44 PM IST
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Have devoted my life to ensure justice for my daughter: Kathua rape victim’s father

The eight-year-old girl was brutally gang-raped and murdered after abduction in a forest in Kathua district in January.
People hold candles and placards during a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.(Reuters File Photo)
People hold candles and placards during a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2018 09:01 AM IST
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Emma Watson voices support for Kathua rape victim’s lawyer in new tweet

Emma Watson has tweeted in support of Deepika Singh Rajwat, the lawyer to the Kathua rape victim.
Emma Watson is a known feminist and United Nations Ambassador.(REUTERS)
Emma Watson is a known feminist and United Nations Ambassador.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 04, 2018 07:22 PM IST
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Cop, SPO arrested by SIT in Kathua rape, murder case move Jammu and Kashmir HC

They have sought a fresh CBI probe into the matter and quashing of the investigation by the state crime branch.
People take part in Not In My Name protest against the rape cases in Unnao and Kathua, at Parliament Street, in New Delhi, on April 15.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
People take part in Not In My Name protest against the rape cases in Unnao and Kathua, at Parliament Street, in New Delhi, on April 15.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 12:51 PM IST
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Kareena Kapoor just added some sparkle to Dubai. See pics

Kareena Kapoor Khan was in Dubai over the weekend and she certainly lived it up.
Kareena Kapoor Khan at her mother and actress Babita Kapoor's birthday celebration in Mumbai on April 19.(IANS)
Kareena Kapoor Khan at her mother and actress Babita Kapoor's birthday celebration in Mumbai on April 19.(IANS)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 11:03 AM IST
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Kathua victim’s father hopeful of justice after Cabinet approves ordinance for death penalty

He said a child is a child and there is no religion -- Hindu or Muslim -- in his being. 
A woman holds a placard as she takes part in a protest demanding justice in the rape and murder case of eight-year-old girl in Jammu’s Kathua district, in Srinagar, on April 14.(Waseem AndrabiHT file photo)
A woman holds a placard as she takes part in a protest demanding justice in the rape and murder case of eight-year-old girl in Jammu’s Kathua district, in Srinagar, on April 14.(Waseem AndrabiHT file photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 10:37 AM IST
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Police officer investigating Kathua has comeback for sexist remark

Shwetambari Sharma, deputy superintendent of police, is the only woman in the six-member Jammu and Kashmir Special Investigation Team probing the death of an 8-year-old girl who was abducted and raped in Kathua.
People gather during a candle light march to demand justice for Kathua and Unnao Rape victims in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
People gather during a candle light march to demand justice for Kathua and Unnao Rape victims in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 06:21 PM IST
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With speeches and rallies, BJP leader Lal Singh drums up support for CBI probe in Kathua rape and murder

BJP lawmaker denies allegations that he supports eight men accused of raping and murdering 8-year-old girl in Kathua.
People participate in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in Amritsar on April 17.(REUTERS)
People participate in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in Amritsar on April 17.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 18, 2018 03:10 PM IST
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Trial in brutal Kathua gang rape and murder case begins today

The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed two special public prosecutors, both Sikhs, for the trial in the sensitive Kathua gang rape and murder case, a move being seen as made to ensure “neutrality” in view of Hindu-Muslim polarisation over the case.
People take part in 'Not In My Name' protest against the rape case in Unnao and Kathua, at Parliament Street in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
People take part in 'Not In My Name' protest against the rape case in Unnao and Kathua, at Parliament Street in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 08:46 AM IST
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Kathua rape-and-murder case: Alleged conspirator’s family wants CBI probe

The body of the girl, from the Bakherwal community, was recovered from Rassana forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area.
Members of RTI Movement and local residents display placards and hold torches during a protest against the rape and murder of 8-year-old girl of Kathua in Jammu, in Srinagar on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)
Members of RTI Movement and local residents display placards and hold torches during a protest against the rape and murder of 8-year-old girl of Kathua in Jammu, in Srinagar on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 11:16 AM IST
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Kareena Kapoor trolled for ‘marrying a Muslim’, Swara Bhasker hits back

Swara Bhasker wasn’t ready to accept any hateful words from a troll who targeted Kareena Kapoor Khan.
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Swara Bhasker will be seen together in Veere Di Wedding.(Instagram)
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Swara Bhasker will be seen together in Veere Di Wedding.(Instagram)
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 12:49 PM IST
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Hall of shame: The accused and their role in the rape-murder of Kathua girl

The abduction, rape and killing of the Muslim Bakherwal girl in Kathua district was part of a carefully planned strategy to remove the minority nomadic community from the area, according to the charge sheet.
Protesters shout slogans in Jammu, demanding a CBI probe into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.(Reuters Photo)
Protesters shout slogans in Jammu, demanding a CBI probe into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 01:27 PM IST
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Held captive, raped repeatedly: Chargesheet describes atrocities on Kathua girl

The eight-year-old girl was continuously drugged and was gang-raped thrice by her abductors, including a special police officer, inside a temple.
Protestors block the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Kathua during the Jammu Bandh on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.(HT Photo)
Protestors block the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Kathua during the Jammu Bandh on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 03:51 PM IST
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FIR against lawyers for blocking chargesheet in Kathua rape and murder case

Earlier in the day, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee president Ghulam Ahmad Mir lashed out at lawyers who tried to prevent the crime branch officials from presenting the charge sheet in the case.
Locals protest the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu in January.(PTI File Photo)
Locals protest the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu in January.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 04:38 PM IST
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Two army jawans killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along LoC

Pakistani army violated ceasefire in Sunderbani sector along the Line of Control (LoC).
Indian army soldiers take positions near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri near Jammu.(PTI File Photo)
Indian army soldiers take positions near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri near Jammu.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 07:52 AM IST
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