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Kashmir: Militant associate arrested in Awantipora

Police said that they recovered explosive material from his house
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Updated on Dec 25, 2020 05:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Jammu: Army officer found dead inside Rashtriya Rifles camp in Rajouri

A bullet injury has been found in his head. Inquest proceedings have been initiated under Section 174 of the CrPC
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Published on Nov 09, 2020 01:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta

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 | By HT 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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Pika gun, Chinese-made pistol, grenades found in terror hideout in J-K’s Rajouri: Police

Jammu and Kashmir police and Indian Army’s Thanamandi-based 38 Rashtriya Rifles busted the hideout during a cordon and search operation in Manyal area under Thanamandi police station jurisdiction.
Chandan Kohli, Rajouri’s senior superintendent of police, said the police received information about the suspected presence of an old terrorist hideout in Manyal.(ANI/Twitter)
Chandan Kohli, Rajouri’s senior superintendent of police, said the police received information about the suspected presence of an old terrorist hideout in Manyal.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Jul 22, 2020 03:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

2 Jaish terrorists killed in Anantnag encounter, one woman injured

Police spokesman said that on a specific input generated by Anantnag Police about militant presence in Srigufwara a joint cordon and search operation was launched by J&K Police, 3 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the area.
Army soldiers stand near encounter site in Sirhama Anantnag district south Kashmir on Monday. Two Jaish e Mohammad terrorists were killed in an encounter in South Kashmir.(ANI Photo)
Army soldiers stand near encounter site in Sirhama Anantnag district south Kashmir on Monday. Two Jaish e Mohammad terrorists were killed in an encounter in South Kashmir.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 02:54 AM IST
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Police recover huge quantity of ammunition near LoC in north Kashmir’s Keran

The police said that with this operation, the nefarious designs of Pakistan based terror operatives to smuggle illegal weapons into the Valley and spread terrorism has been foiled.
The operation was jointly carried out by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and Indian Army.(Representative Photo/ANI)
The operation was jointly carried out by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and Indian Army.(Representative Photo/ANI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 08:19 AM IST
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Hizb militant held in Doda, arms, ammo recovered

One pistol and 10 rounds were recovered from his possession, a senior police officer said.
The Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir police in a joint operation arrested Tanveer Ahmer Malik, an over ground worker (OGW) of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, from Tantna village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.(PTI)
The Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir police in a joint operation arrested Tanveer Ahmer Malik, an over ground worker (OGW) of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, from Tantna village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.(PTI)
Published on May 05, 2020 11:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Jammu

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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‘Assalamualaikum’: How one word changed the course of Handwara encounter

Thirteen hours after the encounter in Handwara ensued and repeated attempts to establish contact later, ‘Assalamualaikum’ was the word heard by scores of soldiers and police officers to a phone call made to Colonel Ashutosh Sharma.
The encounter in Handwara had started at 3.30 pm when a joint team of the Rashtriya Rifles and Kashmir police surrounded the house a short distance from Kupwara.(ANI)
The encounter in Handwara had started at 3.30 pm when a joint team of the Rashtriya Rifles and Kashmir police surrounded the house a short distance from Kupwara.(ANI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

BJD under fire over party flag on coffin of Odisha jawan killed in Pulwama

Ajit Sahoo of 44 Rashtriya Rifles was killed when militants attacked the bullet and mine-proof patrol vehicle with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Arihal village of Pulwama district.
Sahoo’s older brother Parameswar said at Khuntuni some BJD workers put up the Green Party flag with the image of a conch on top the tricolour-draped coffin while offering flowers.(HT Photo)
Sahoo’s older brother Parameswar said at Khuntuni some BJD workers put up the Green Party flag with the image of a conch on top the tricolour-draped coffin while offering flowers.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 03:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Jaish operative, owner of car used in Pulwama attack, killed in Anantnag encounter

The soldier, who was initially injured in the encounter between security forces and militants in Marahom village of the district in south Kashmir, succumbed later.
Security personnel carry during rescue and relief works at the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, Thursday, February 14, 2019.(PTI Photo)
Security personnel carry during rescue and relief works at the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, Thursday, February 14, 2019.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain and Mir Ehsan

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

Jawan visiting home on Eid leave shot dead in Valley

The statement said an operation to track down the killers was undertaken and investigations had been started into the killing.
The firefight was triggered after the army and J&K police launched a joint operation following a specific information about militant presence in the area.(AP Photo)
The firefight was triggered after the army and J&K police launched a joint operation following a specific information about militant presence in the area.(AP Photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2019 12:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Burhan Wani aide Lateef Tiger may be among 3 militants killed in J-K’s Shopian gunfight

Police has, however, so far officially only confirmed that three militants have been killed in this encounter which has now ended.
A soldier of the Indian Army was injured in this joint operation carried out by the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group (SOG) of state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).(PTI FILE)
A soldier of the Indian Army was injured in this joint operation carried out by the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group (SOG) of state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).(PTI FILE)
Updated on May 03, 2019 03:44 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Indo Asian News Service

Court martial completed, Major Gogoi faces reduction in seniority

The Army Court of Inquiry (CoI) had recommended disciplinary action against Major Gogoi after it indicted him as well as his driver for the Srinagar hotel incident on May 23 last year
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 06:02 PM IST
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Pulwama encounter: Ajay Kumar was first to enter house where militants were holed up, says colleague

Ajay Kumar, one of the four security personnel killed in an encounter in Pulwama on Monday, was acting as the first guide for the team and was tasked to show them the way, said his colleague subedar major Adesh Kumar of Rashtriya Rifles.
Thousands pay tribute to army jawan Ajay Kumar whose body was brought to his village in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh,on Feb 19, 2019. Kumar was killed in an encounter in Pulwama on Feb 18.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Thousands pay tribute to army jawan Ajay Kumar whose body was brought to his village in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh,on Feb 19, 2019. Kumar was killed in an encounter in Pulwama on Feb 18.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 01:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal

Two-year-old son lights the pyre of jawan killed in Pulwama encounter

Ajay Kumar was part of the team which was searching for militants after a suicide bombing killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans in Pulwama on February 14.
The funeral of Ajay Kumar, one of the four security personnel killed in an encounter in Pulwama on Feb 18, 2019, at his village, in Ghaziabad, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
The funeral of Ajay Kumar, one of the four security personnel killed in an encounter in Pulwama on Feb 18, 2019, at his village, in Ghaziabad, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Published on Feb 20, 2019 01:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal

‘I love you’, says Army Major’s wife in final farewell

Kaul’s husband Indian Army Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal was killed in a gun battle with Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Monday.For 27-year-old Nikita Kaul, it was the toughest goodbye of her life.
Kaul, who had left Dehradun on Monday morning, was the first to be informed about the major’s death by army officials.(PTI)
Kaul, who had left Dehradun on Monday morning, was the first to be informed about the major’s death by army officials.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 04:52 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Soldier killed in Pulwama encounter leaves behind 10-month-old son

The slain soldier Naik Hari Singh had last visited home in November last year on a one month leave. He had left home for duty on December 28.
Naik Hari Singh with his son at his village. Singh was among the four soldiers killed in an encounter with militants in J-K’s Pulwama on Monday, Feb 18, 2019.(Sourced)
Naik Hari Singh with his son at his village. Singh was among the four soldiers killed in an encounter with militants in J-K’s Pulwama on Monday, Feb 18, 2019.(Sourced)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 10:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent

Five militants killed in encounter with security forces in Kashmir’s Kulgam district

The encounter broke out after a joint team of security forces launched a cordon and search operation.
Indian army soldiers patrol during a cordon and search operation for suspected militants on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AFP (File Photo))
Indian army soldiers patrol during a cordon and search operation for suspected militants on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AFP (File Photo))
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 07:27 PM IST
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Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Army camp in Kashmir’s Shopian attacked by militants, no casualties

An army spokesman in Srinagar said that the firing was “ineffective” in causing any damage.
Suspected militants attacked an army camp in Kashmir’s Shopian but did not rinagar, India – May 04,2017:Army soldiers take position during an operation against Militants in Shopian district south of Srinagar,india on May 4, 2017.Thousands of soldiers and paramilitary soldiers are engaged in a huge anti-militant operation in Kashmir, where armed militants have repeatedly attacked government forces in recent weeks. Police said government forces had surrounded at least 20 villages in the drive, launched in Shopian district.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)(HT)
Suspected militants attacked an army camp in Kashmir’s Shopian but did not rinagar, India – May 04,2017:Army soldiers take position during an operation against Militants in Shopian district south of Srinagar,india on May 4, 2017.Thousands of soldiers and paramilitary soldiers are engaged in a huge anti-militant operation in Kashmir, where armed militants have repeatedly attacked government forces in recent weeks. Police said government forces had surrounded at least 20 villages in the drive, launched in Shopian district.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)(HT)
Published on Jan 27, 2019 08:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight with security forces

Two militants of the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district, police sources said.
Army soldiers seen near the site of encounter in Chattergam, Budgam district, central Kashmir, India. Image for representation.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Army soldiers seen near the site of encounter in Chattergam, Budgam district, central Kashmir, India. Image for representation.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 26, 2019 11:11 AM IST
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Srinagar | By Indo Asian News Service

Jaish chief Masood Azhar’s nephew among two killed in Kashmir gunfight: Police

The Pakistan-based terror group also told a local news agency that one of the two is Azhar’s nephew, Usman Hyder.
Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s (in pic) nephew Usman Hyder was one of the two militants killed in the encounter in south Kashmir’s Tral on Tuesday.(Reuters)
Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s (in pic) nephew Usman Hyder was one of the two militants killed in the encounter in south Kashmir’s Tral on Tuesday.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 31, 2018 09:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

Gunfight erupts between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora

Following specific information about the presence of militants in Sumlar village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area.
As the troopers of Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group of the state police and CRPF tightened the cordon, the militants fired at them, triggering the gun battle, police said.(PTI/Picture for representation)
As the troopers of Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group of the state police and CRPF tightened the cordon, the militants fired at them, triggering the gun battle, police said.(PTI/Picture for representation)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 04:42 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Indo Asian News Service

Cave hideout of terrorists busted in J-K’s Rajouri, cache of arms seized

The cache included two AK assault rifles, six pistols, four AK magazines with 58 rounds, seven pistol magazines with eight rounds, one under barrel grenade launcher (UBGL), one radio set, one Thoraya phone and 680 general purpose machine gun bullets.
Army personnel in Kupwara district of Kashmir. Security forces unearthed a cave hideout used by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from it on Tuesday, police said.(Representative Image/PTI Photo)
Army personnel in Kupwara district of Kashmir. Security forces unearthed a cave hideout used by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from it on Tuesday, police said.(Representative Image/PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 11, 2018 09:34 PM IST
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Jammu | By Press Trust of India

Militants kill soldier in north Kashmir encounter, escape

Another group of militants managed to escape in a second encounter the same morning.
The Army stepped up operations in Hajin, which has lately become a hotbed of militancy.(PTI File)
The Army stepped up operations in Hajin, which has lately become a hotbed of militancy.(PTI File)
Published on Aug 17, 2018 08:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Friendship with woman, private car led to rifleman Aurangzeb’s murder by militants in Kashmir

The militants forced the woman, a local in touch with Aurangzeb, to reveal details and discovered that he would be leaving the army camp and would be seeing her before proceeding to Poonch
Army rifleman Aurangzeb was posted with the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian. He was abducted and killed by suspected Hizbul militants.(ANI File Photo)
Army rifleman Aurangzeb was posted with the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian. He was abducted and killed by suspected Hizbul militants.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 07:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Harinder Baweja

Three JeM terrorists killed in encounter with forces in J&K’s Pulwama

Protests have started in Pulwama’s Tral area where the encounter is taking place with stone pelters trying to disrupt the operation. Security forces are reportedly using tear smoke shells to disperse protesters.
Police said following intelligence inputs about a group of militants hiding in Pulwama’s Tral area, security forces launched a cordon and search operation.(HT/Photo for representation)
Police said following intelligence inputs about a group of militants hiding in Pulwama’s Tral area, security forces launched a cordon and search operation.(HT/Photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 09:06 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, Srinagar | By Agencies

LeT claims attack on army camp in J-K’s Bandipora district

LeT spokesman called a news agency in Srinagar claiming responsibility for the attack.
Militants fired grenades at the camp and used heavy volume of automatic gunfire to which the guards at the camp retaliated, police said.(ANI/Twitter)
Militants fired grenades at the camp and used heavy volume of automatic gunfire to which the guards at the camp retaliated, police said.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Jun 06, 2018 11:57 AM IST
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