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

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.
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)
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)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 10:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Kashmir under grips of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ with temperatures falling below freezing point

The officials said Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.7 degrees Celsius, slightly up from the previous night’s minus 4.3 degrees Celsius.
Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 26, 2020 06:23 PM IST
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Srinagar/Jammu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

J&K Panch, sarpanch bypolls: 63.08 %, 59.71% voter turnout fourth phase

Bypolls for panch seats were held in 215 constituencies and for sarpanch seats in 50 constituency
Voters queue up to cast their vote during the fourth phase of the district development council elections in Ganderbal .(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Voters queue up to cast their vote during the fourth phase of the district development council elections in Ganderbal .(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 12:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu

NIA files charge sheet against six in Handwara narco terrorism case

The case pertains to seizure of 21 kilogram of narcotics and Rs 1,35,89,850 in cash from the accused persons in J&K’s Handwara
The accused against whom charge sheet was filed were Abdul Momin Peer,Syed Iftikhar Andrabi, Islam-ul-Haq Peer, Afaq Ahmad Wani, Saleem Andrabi , and Muneer Ahmad Banday. Three persons named in the charge sheet were absconding.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The accused against whom charge sheet was filed were Abdul Momin Peer,Syed Iftikhar Andrabi, Islam-ul-Haq Peer, Afaq Ahmad Wani, Saleem Andrabi , and Muneer Ahmad Banday. Three persons named in the charge sheet were absconding.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 05, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

DDC elections: Voters come out despite cold, over 23% turnout till 11 am

Forty three constituencies are going under polling in the second phase of DDC elections. These include 25 seats in the Kashmir division and 18 in Jammu.
Voters in a queue to cast their vote during the second phase of District Development Council elections in Kangan area of Ganderbal on Tuesday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Voters in a queue to cast their vote during the second phase of District Development Council elections in Kangan area of Ganderbal on Tuesday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

40% polling till 1pm in first phase of J&K’s District Development Council elections

This is the first election in J&K since the revocation of Article 370 and its bifurcation into two Union Territories.
Voters waiting for their turn to exercise their franchise during the first phase of the District Development Council elections at Gund in Ganderbal on Saturday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)
Voters waiting for their turn to exercise their franchise during the first phase of the District Development Council elections at Gund in Ganderbal on Saturday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)
Published on Nov 28, 2020 05:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent

J&K DDC polls: BJP banking on campaigning by national leaders

So far, six national leaders have visited different parts of the Valley to seek votes for BJP candidates
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Updated on Nov 24, 2020 01:05 AM IST
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By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar

J&K sees 5 deaths, 532 new Covid cases

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Updated on Nov 08, 2020 12:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar

Pakistan quadcopter shot down by Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector

According to the Indian Army officials, the Pakistan Army quadcopter was shot down at around 8 am today.
Indian Army has been on a high alert against Pakistani attempts to infiltrate terrorists or carry out Border Action Team (BAT) attacks by its special forces against Indian positions on the Line of Control.
Indian Army has been on a high alert against Pakistani attempts to infiltrate terrorists or carry out Border Action Team (BAT) attacks by its special forces against Indian positions on the Line of Control.
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 04:03 PM IST
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Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir | By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai

5.5kg of narcotics seized in Kupwara during weapon smuggling probe

Five pistols, 10 pistol magazines, five hand grenades,138 nine millimetre rounds were recovered
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Updated on Oct 18, 2020 05:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar

Army foils Pakistan’s attempt to push arms into Kashmir, recovers four AK 74 rifles

The troops immediately reached the location and recovered four x AK 74 rifles, eight magazines and 240 rounds concealed in two bags. The area has been cordoned off and a search is under progress, the official said.
An Indian Army jawan patrolling at the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)
An Indian Army jawan patrolling at the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 03:42 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Polls to be held for vacant sarpanch, panch seats in J-K

The administrative council met on Wednesday evening to approve the proposal of the department of rural development and panchayati raj to issue a notification for conducting the elections
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Updated on Sep 24, 2020 06:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar

Cache of arms recovered in Kashmir’s Baramulla, 2 JeM terrorists arrested in Kupwara

A joint search operation was launched at Dulanja sector in Baramulla’s Uri on Wednesday after information from Jammu and Kashmir police about dumping of arms near the LoC was received.
File photo: Army jawans in Jammu and Kashmir.(ANI)
File photo: Army jawans in Jammu and Kashmir.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 08:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Pakistan trying to sneak weapons into J-K using UAVs: DGP Dilbag Singh

The DGP said Pakistan has intensified cross-border firing this year so that terrorists could be pushed into Jammu and Kashmir.
Dilbag Singh said less than 200 militants are currently active in Jammu and Kashmir, and just 26 terrorists could enter the Union Territory from across the border so far this year.(PTI)
Dilbag Singh said less than 200 militants are currently active in Jammu and Kashmir, and just 26 terrorists could enter the Union Territory from across the border so far this year.(PTI)
Published on Aug 06, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Press Trust of India| posted by Susmita Pakrasi

‘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 | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Terrorist killed in Kashmir during infiltration attempt

This is the second time in the last five days when army claimed to have averted an infiltration bid on the Line of Control in Kupwara district.
Army personnel take positions during an encounter with the terrorists in Keran Sector of Kupwara district of north Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)
Army personnel take positions during an encounter with the terrorists in Keran Sector of Kupwara district of north Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 04:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

2 Lashkar terrorists shot dead 100 metres from LoC, leave behind proof of Pak role

India will deploy anti-drone systems in sensitive parts of Line of Control to counter Pakistan’s efforts to use Chinese-made commercial drones to smuggle arms and explosives into Jammu and Kashmir
Security officials said they had recovered four anti-personnel grenades from 2 terrorists killed near LoC by the Indian Army.(Sourced)
Security officials said they had recovered four anti-personnel grenades from 2 terrorists killed near LoC by the Indian Army.(Sourced)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 03:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Naugam sector of Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian Army is retaliating the unprovoked firing by Pakistan, an official said.
The BSF personnel patrolling on the fence at International Border at Suchetgarh about 30 km from Jammu(Nitin Kanotra /HT File Photo)
The BSF personnel patrolling on the fence at International Border at Suchetgarh about 30 km from Jammu(Nitin Kanotra /HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 30, 2020 09:28 AM IST
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Srinagar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

3 men who claimed they were joining terrorists arrested in Kashmir

Security forces launched an operation after the men whose pictures holding AK-47 rifles went viral on social media, were traced in the forests of Lolab Valley, a police spokesman said.
The youths were arrested after a brief exchange of fire.(HT File Photo)
The youths were arrested after a brief exchange of fire.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 21, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

Three newly recruited terrorists arrested from J-K’s Kupwara

This comes after Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Junaid Ashraf Khan, son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammed Ashraf Khan, was killed in an encounter with security forces at Nawakadal area of Srinagar on Tuesday.
Further investigation into the matter is underway.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Further investigation into the matter is underway.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Updated on May 21, 2020 01:39 PM IST
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Kupwara | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Kashmir: SOS appeals on social media generate crores of rupees for people

Shabir Ahmad Shah’s appeal went viral on social media and people from different parts of Kashmir Valley deposited the money in his account within a day.
Similar appeals have generated crores of rupees for people, mostly patients suffering from life-threatening diseases.(ANI)
Similar appeals have generated crores of rupees for people, mostly patients suffering from life-threatening diseases.(ANI)
Updated on May 18, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir | By Mir Ehsan

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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HT Correspondent, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

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 | By Idrees Bukhtiyar, Srinagar

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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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent and Press Trust of India

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 | By Shishir Gupta

Col Ashutosh Sharma is 21 Rashtriya Rifles’ 2nd CO to make supreme sacrifice in 2 decades

Comprising officers and men from the Brigade of Guards, the 21 Rashtriya Rifles (21-RR) has earned the distinction of being called “Triple Centurions” for having killed over 300 terrorists.
The battalion had lost its first Commanding Officer, Colonel Rajinder Chauhan, on August 21, 2000.(File photo: Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
The battalion had lost its first Commanding Officer, Colonel Rajinder Chauhan, on August 21, 2000.(File photo: Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 03, 2020 05:13 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

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 | By HTC and Agencies

14 new Covid-19 cases reported in Kashmir, total count mounts to 368

Thirteen people had tested positive on Sunday with 12 of them from Kashmir.
Kashmiri ambulance drivers wearing protective gear stand in front of an ambulance outside a hospital compound in Srinagar.(WASEEM ANDRABI/HT PHOTO.)
Kashmiri ambulance drivers wearing protective gear stand in front of an ambulance outside a hospital compound in Srinagar.(WASEEM ANDRABI/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Amid lockdown, army chief to visit Kashmir for security review

This will be the army chief’s first visit to a forward area after the lockdown was imposed to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), he said, adding that the chief will be accompanied by minimum staff. He will return to Delhi on Friday.
The neighbouring army has carried out more ceasefire violations during January-March this year compared to the corresponding periods of the previous two years.(ANI)
The neighbouring army has carried out more ceasefire violations during January-March this year compared to the corresponding periods of the previous two years.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 01:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

India’s ‘strong demarche’ to Pakistan over death of 3 civilians in shelling

Three civilians, including a child and a woman, were killed in the shelling.
Locals survey the damage caused by Pakistani shelling in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Monday.(ANI)
Locals survey the damage caused by Pakistani shelling in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Monday.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 14, 2020 08:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul Lashkar
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