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Kashmiris employed by government clear snow from a flyover in Srinagar. The city has witnessed moderate snowfall for the past three days but snow clearance operations have ensured that traffic movement was going on.(AP)

Srinagar airport battles to clear runway as heavy snowfall pounds city. See pics

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:44 AM IST
As a result of extreme weather conditions, Kashmir remains cut-off from the rest of the country with the arterial Jammu-Srinagar national highway and Mughal road closed due to accumulation of snow.
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A health worker prepares for the dry run for the Covid vaccine at Government Hospital Sarwal in Jammu on Saturday.(PTI)
A health worker prepares for the dry run for the Covid vaccine at Government Hospital Sarwal in Jammu on Saturday.(PTI)

J&K logged 10,747 cases, 189 deaths in December; lowest in 6 months

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:43 AM IST
This is also the first time in six months that monthly fatalities due to the disease were below 200.
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Security personnel stand guard at a checkpoint in the Sazgaripora area of the Old City Srinagar.(ANI/For Representative Purposes Only)
Security personnel stand guard at a checkpoint in the Sazgaripora area of the Old City Srinagar.(ANI/For Representative Purposes Only)

Lashkar terrorists surrender to security forces on appeal of families

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:06 AM IST
According to the Kashmir Zone Police, during the encounter between terrorists and police/security forces at Tongdounu, Kulgam, two local terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba surrendered on appeal of families.
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The contest is between the newly launched People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, the BJP and the Apni Party floated by former finance minister Altaf Bukhari.(PTI)
The contest is between the newly launched People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, the BJP and the Apni Party floated by former finance minister Altaf Bukhari.(PTI)

51.7% turnout in first phase of J-K DDC polls

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:12 AM IST
The official said a total of 362,000 voters exercised their right to franchise, which included 193,000 men and 169,000 women despite intense cold wave conditions in the upper reaches of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
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In this file photo from September, General MM Naravane, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) undertaking a firsthand assessment of the situation along the Line of Control.(PTI)
In this file photo from September, General MM Naravane, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) undertaking a firsthand assessment of the situation along the Line of Control.(PTI)

Terrorists making ‘desperate attempts’ to infiltrate into J-K: Army chief

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 09:13 PM IST
Army chief Naravane’s comments came at a time when Jammu and Kashmir is conducting its first polls after the abrogation of Article 370.
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Mother of Bharatiya Janata Party worker Fida Hussain mourns during the funeral ceremony at YK Pora village, Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Mother of Bharatiya Janata Party worker Fida Hussain mourns during the funeral ceremony at YK Pora village, Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Lashkar-e-Taiba behind killing of 3 BJP leaders in Kashmir’s Kulgam, says senior police official

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Three workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) youth wing -- Fida Hussain, Umer Hajam and Umer Rashid Beigh -- were shot dead by unidentified terrorists in the YK Pora area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir late on Thursday.
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Image for representation: Suspected terrorists have killed BJP leader Sheikh Waseem Bari, his brother and their father and Congress sarpanch Ajay Pandita. Other politicians have been warned as well.(ANI)
Image for representation: Suspected terrorists have killed BJP leader Sheikh Waseem Bari, his brother and their father and Congress sarpanch Ajay Pandita. Other politicians have been warned as well.(ANI)

BJP leader blames provocations by NC, PDP for attack that killed 3 leaders

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Thursday evening’s attack is seen as part of targeted attacks on mainstream politicians in Jammu and Kashmir over the last few weeks and months.
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BJP president JP Nadda addresses a public rally at Bihar Sharif in Nalanda in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
BJP president JP Nadda addresses a public rally at Bihar Sharif in Nalanda in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

‘Sacrifices won’t go in vain’: JP Nadda condoles BJP workers’ killings in J-K’s Kulgam

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:03 AM IST
The three men were rushed to the Qazigund hospital with bullet injuries after being shot at by unidentified gunmen in Kulgam. Doctors at the hospital declared them dead on arrival.
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Army Jawans rushing to the encounter site in Kulgam.(ANI File Photo)
Army Jawans rushing to the encounter site in Kulgam.(ANI File Photo)

Three BJP workers killed in terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir: Police

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 02:44 AM IST
The unidentified gunmen shot at the three men, who were rushed to the Qazigund hospital with bullet injuries. Doctors declared them dead on arrival.
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A Jammu and Kashmir police statement identified the three as Fida Hussain Yatoo, Umer Rashid Beigh and Umer Ramzan Hajam. The incident took place in YK Pora locality of Kulgam.(File photo for representation)
A Jammu and Kashmir police statement identified the three as Fida Hussain Yatoo, Umer Rashid Beigh and Umer Ramzan Hajam. The incident took place in YK Pora locality of Kulgam.(File photo for representation)

3 BJP politicians killed in terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Three Bharatiya Janata Party functionaries in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district were shot dead by terrorists late on Thursday evening. The three include the district general secretary of the party’s youth wing.
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A police spokesperson said that the Kulgam joint operation by the Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jammu and Kashmir Police was launched on Friday night after a specific input regarding the presence of terrorists in Chinigam area of Pulwama.(AFP)
A police spokesperson said that the Kulgam joint operation by the Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jammu and Kashmir Police was launched on Friday night after a specific input regarding the presence of terrorists in Chinigam area of Pulwama.(AFP)

LeT commander, 3 other terrorists killed in Kashmir

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 02:40 AM IST
The police said the two terrorists killed in Kulgam district have been identified as members of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), while one of the two killed in Pulwama has been identified as LeT’s top commander Zahid Nazir Bhat.
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The suspected terrorists have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Mir, a resident of Divsar Kulgam, and Sameer Bhai Usman, a Pakistani national. Both are believed to be JeM operatives.(PTI File)
The suspected terrorists have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Mir, a resident of Divsar Kulgam, and Sameer Bhai Usman, a Pakistani national. Both are believed to be JeM operatives.(PTI File)

Four militants killed in two encounters in Kashmir’s Kulgam, Pulwama

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Prerna Madan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 05:06 PM IST
A police spokesperson said that the Kulgam joint operation by the Army, Central Reserve Police Force and the Jammu and Kashmir Police was launched on Friday night after a specific input regarding the presence of terrorists
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Back-to-village event: J&K L-G asks people to contribute towards peace

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Sinha, while speaking at a back-to-village function in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, said violence at every level should be condemned.
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Sinha said that the UT has been provided with funds to an excess of Rs 1,951 crore this year for the development of villages and the people.
Sinha said that the UT has been provided with funds to an excess of Rs 1,951 crore this year for the development of villages and the people.

‘We can’t be selective in condemning violence’: J-K Lieutenant Governor

By Ashiq Hussain | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Sinha, while speaking during a ‘back to village’ function in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, said that violence at every level should be condemned.
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The complex, which is being built in south Kashmir’s Bijbhera, is expected to be completed in 2021.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)
The complex, which is being built in south Kashmir’s Bijbhera, is expected to be completed in 2021.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)

New sports complex to tap south Kashmir’s talent reservoir

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Bijbehara, Bijbehara
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 10:48 PM IST
Being built at a cost of Rs 16 crore on 5.5 hectares, the new complex will have, apart from the indoor stadium, a cricket ground of international standards, a football ground, hockey stadium, skating rink, cycle track, modular synthetic basketball court, volleyball and badminton courts
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On Thursday, unidentified gunmen killed Sajjad Ahmad Khanday, who was sarpach of Vessu village in Qazigund block in Kulgam. Khanday was shot by gunmen close to his house.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
On Thursday, unidentified gunmen killed Sajjad Ahmad Khanday, who was sarpach of Vessu village in Qazigund block in Kulgam. Khanday was shot by gunmen close to his house.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

Shot at, BJP worker succumbs to injuries

By HT Correspodent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 02:43 AM IST
Najar was the district president of the party’s Other Backward Classes front. He was the third BJP functionary to be attacked in Kashmir in five days and second to be killed by suspected militants. O
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Army jawans rush to an encounter site during an encounter in Kulgam.(ANI File Photo)
Army jawans rush to an encounter site during an encounter in Kulgam.(ANI File Photo)

Encounter breaks out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Srinagar
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 08:46 AM IST
The search operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated, a police official said.
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Khanday was killed two days after another sarpanch, Arif Ahmad Shah, was shot in his neck in Akhran village of Kulgam’s Devsar area.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Khanday was killed two days after another sarpanch, Arif Ahmad Shah, was shot in his neck in Akhran village of Kulgam’s Devsar area.(HT Archives. Representative image)

BJP village head in Kulgam shot dead; second in 3 days

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Inspector general of police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said unidentified terrorists killed Sajjad Ahmad Khanday, who was Vessu’s sarpanch, 20 metres from his home.
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In Srinagar, the government said there were apprehensions of protests and “subversive activities” on Wednesday.(HT Photo (Representational))
In Srinagar, the government said there were apprehensions of protests and “subversive activities” on Wednesday.(HT Photo (Representational))

BJP leader fired at in Kulgam as curbs announced in Valley

By Mir Ehsan and Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Srinagar/Jammu, Srinagar/jammu
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 03:48 AM IST
Groups of policemen and paramilitary personnel patrolled the main roads and made people stay indoors. Only government employees with valid curfew passes were only allowed on the roads.
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6 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir in 24 hours

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar/ New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 04:22 AM IST
A day after the killing of three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists in Kulgam, security forces acted on information about the presence of terrorists in Amshipora village and launched an operation, officials said. The terrorists fired upon the forces, drawing retaliation.
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Indian Army soldiers during an encounter.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)
Indian Army soldiers during an encounter.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)

Day after killing Jaish commander, security forces gun down 3 terrorists in J-K’s Shopian

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 08:08 AM IST
The encounter had started early in the morning at Amshipora area of Shopian, a police spokesperson had said earlier.
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The encounter began in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam on Friday morning.(ANI photo)
The encounter began in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam on Friday morning.(ANI photo)

3 Jaish terrorists killed in Kulgam encounter, top IED expert among them: Police

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 12:45 PM IST
Three soldiers were injured in the encounter. They have been admitted to the army hospital.
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Soldiers seen near the site of an encounter.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)
Soldiers seen near the site of an encounter.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)

Encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam, 3 terrorists killed

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 12:36 PM IST
The encounter began after security forces received inputs about the presence of terrorists in Nangnad area of Kulgam.
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Officials said the incident took place late evening at the district court complex where a unit of the 8th battalion of the border guarding force is deployed for security duties.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Officials said the incident took place late evening at the district court complex where a unit of the 8th battalion of the border guarding force is deployed for security duties.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

SSB jawan kills senior, then shoots himself dead in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi/Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 06:56 AM IST
A constable of the force killed his senior in the rank of Assistant Sub Inspector after the two had an altercation in the court complex. The jawan used the same service rifle to shoot himself fatally, a senior official said.
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In last six months, over 100 militants have been killed in different encounters. According to police data, there has been a nearly 50% decline in local recruitment.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
In last six months, over 100 militants have been killed in different encounters. According to police data, there has been a nearly 50% decline in local recruitment.(ANI file photo. Representative image)

Terrorist dead, two soldiers injured in Kulgam encounter

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 06:47 AM IST
Officials from the Indian Army, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Jammu and Kashmir police launched a search operation in Arreh village in the district following information about the presence of militants in the area, Gurinderpal Singh, Kulgam’s superintendent of police, said.
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The CRPF personnel has been identified as constable Shamal Kumar, while the boy has been identified as Nihan Yawar, a resident of Yaripora area of the neighbouring Kulgam district.(ANI)
The CRPF personnel has been identified as constable Shamal Kumar, while the boy has been identified as Nihan Yawar, a resident of Yaripora area of the neighbouring Kulgam district.(ANI)

CRPF personnel, minor boy killed in militant attack in J-K’s Anantnag

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2020 03:19 PM IST
The militants fired upon a road opening party of the CRPF 90 battalion near Padshahi Bagh bridge in the Bijbehara area of the south Kashmir district around 12 noon, a police official said.
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Army jawans stand guard near encounter site in Kulgam district south Kashmir on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Army jawans stand guard near encounter site in Kulgam district south Kashmir on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

Two terrorists killed in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kulgam gunfight

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 06:45 AM IST
As many as 16 terrorists have been killed in Kashmir since Sunday last. Unidentified assailants also shot dead a village council head and two civilians believed to be working for the security forces. As many as 90 militants have been killed in Kashmir since January, according to the Jammu & Kashmir police.
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Officials said the operation, which was launched during midnight by the Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the local police, is over.(Reuters Photo. Representative image)
Officials said the operation, which was launched during midnight by the Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the local police, is over.(Reuters Photo. Representative image)

2 terrorists gunned down in encounter in J-K’s Kulgam

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 08:48 AM IST
The bodies of the terrorists have been recovered from the encounter spot in Nipora area of Kulgam district, according to officials.
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This is the second encounter in Kulgam district this week. On Monday, two terrorists were killed in an encounter in the Khurd-Hanjipora area of Manzgam.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo. Representative image)
This is the second encounter in Kulgam district this week. On Monday, two terrorists were killed in an encounter in the Khurd-Hanjipora area of Manzgam.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo. Representative image)

Two terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Kulgam district

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Jammu
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 06:34 AM IST
A search operation was launched following information about the presence of terrorists in Wanpora area
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Army Jawans an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam.(ANI File Photo)
Army Jawans an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam.(ANI File Photo)

2 terrorists gunned down by security forces in J-K’s Kulgam

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:50 AM IST
The encounter in Kulgam comes days after two terrorists were killed in Manzgam area of the district.
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