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South Kashmir witnesses second encounter in 2 days, 5 terrorists eliminated

Five terrorists have been killed in two encounters in south Kashmir in the last two days. The police have launched a search and cordon operation.
Security personnel stand guard in Pulwama.(ANI File Photo)
Security personnel stand guard in Pulwama.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 05:18 PM IST
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2 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J-K’s Shopian

The Jammu and Kashmir police said the two terrorists have been killed in the operation. The identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists were being ascertained.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Chakura area of Shopian district following information about the presence of terrorists there, he said.(ANI)
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Chakura area of Shopian district following information about the presence of terrorists there, he said.(ANI)
Published on Oct 14, 2020 03:09 PM IST
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Three terrorists gunned down in encounter in J-K’s Shopian

Three terrorists were killed in an overnight encounter in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police officials said on Wednesday.
The police, army and CRPF started a joint search and cordon operation in Sugan area of the district on Tuesday evening, officials said.(File photo for representation)
The police, army and CRPF started a joint search and cordon operation in Sugan area of the district on Tuesday evening, officials said.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 07:25 AM IST
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3 terrorists killed in encounter in J-K’s Shopian district

Security forces launched a search operation in Sugan village in Zainapora area of Shopian district following a tip-off about presence of terrorists, a police spokesperson said.
An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.(ANI photo)
An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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Shopian fake encounter: Kin of slain Rajouri youths demand justice

Say youths had come to Shopian in search of work so they could return home with enough money to pursue their dreams
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Updated on Oct 05, 2020 12:32 AM IST
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Bodies of 3 Rajouri youngsters killed in Shopian encounter to be exhumed, handed over to families

Police say after DNA samples of the three matched with their families, it was decided to hand over their bodies after the completion of legal formalities
The DNA samples of Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohd Ibrar, who were gunned down on July 18 in Shopian, matched with their family members in Rajouri on September 25.
The DNA samples of Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohd Ibrar, who were gunned down on July 18 in Shopian, matched with their family members in Rajouri on September 25.
Published on Sep 30, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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Amshipora encounter: Have lost 3 nephews, want guilty to be punished, says victims’ uncle

The family has also demanded that the ‘source’ who branded the three young men as terrorists to the army for ‘rewards and awards’ be exposed.
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Updated on Sep 19, 2020 08:19 AM IST
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Budgam: Militants escape during encounter leaving arms and ammunition behind, one suspect arrested

The local police, CRPF and the army launched a joint operation in Pathanpora village of Budgam district after learning militants were present in the area.
The operation continued till later on Thursday morning, and it was called off only when officials learnt the militants had evaded the security forces.(PTI)
The operation continued till later on Thursday morning, and it was called off only when officials learnt the militants had evaded the security forces.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in J-K’s Budgam

This is the fourth encounter in Kashmir since Sunday.
Security forces personnel after an encounter with terrorists in Kashmir.(PTI)
Security forces personnel after an encounter with terrorists in Kashmir.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 08:04 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: Plea seeks action against Centre for ‘non-compliance’ of J-K’s 4G order and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The mobile internet has been restricted to low-speed 2G services since the government eased a communications blackout imposed in August last year.(Waseem Andrabi/HT file photo)
The mobile internet has been restricted to low-speed 2G services since the government eased a communications blackout imposed in August last year.(Waseem Andrabi/HT file photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2020 08:44 AM IST
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2G internet to be restored in Kashmir except in Pulwama, Shopian districts today

The services were snapped after top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo and another terrorist was killed by security forces.
While the 2G services on postpaid mobile phones and broadband have been restored, 4G services still remain suspended.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
While the 2G services on postpaid mobile phones and broadband have been restored, 4G services still remain suspended.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 12, 2020 06:18 AM IST
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Jammu and Kashmir | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Prashasti Singh

NIA arrests former panchayat member in ex-Kashmir cop Devender Singh case

The arrested person, NIA said was in league with militants and provided them logistical support ; he was also in touch with Singh. Officials said the man was arrested from Baramulla district where he also owns a house.
DySP Devender Singh was arrested along with three militants from the national highway at Qazigund on January 11 by a team of J&K police.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
DySP Devender Singh was arrested along with three militants from the national highway at Qazigund on January 11 by a team of J&K police.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 01, 2020 01:58 AM IST
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To avoid crowding, police bury militants killed in J&K gunfight away from their villages

Officials said relatives of the dead men were present at the burial along with a magistrate. All legal formalities were completed before the burial, they added.
On Wednesday, four militants were killed in a gun battle at Mulhora village in Shopian district.(ANI)
On Wednesday, four militants were killed in a gun battle at Mulhora village in Shopian district.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 09:21 PM IST
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Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist killed in Shopian encounter

The forces retaliated, ensuing in an encounter in which one terrorist was killed, the official said, adding the body was recovered along with arms and ammunition.
The forces retaliated, ensuing in an encounter in which one terrorist was killed, the official said, adding the body was recovered along with arms and ammunition.(HT Photo)
The forces retaliated, ensuing in an encounter in which one terrorist was killed, the official said, adding the body was recovered along with arms and ammunition.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 08:09 PM IST
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Militant killed in encounter in south Kashmir’s Shopian

A police spokesperson said a cordon and search operation was launched by police and security forces in Batpora-Narwani area of Imam Sahib in Shopian on a credible input about the presence of militants.
A police spokesperson said a cordon and search operation was launched by police and security forces in Batpora-Narwani area of Imam Sahib in Shopian on a credible input about the presence of militants.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT FILE PHOTO)
A police spokesperson said a cordon and search operation was launched by police and security forces in Batpora-Narwani area of Imam Sahib in Shopian on a credible input about the presence of militants.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jul 05, 2019 01:28 PM IST
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Accidents in 3 hill states claim 1,170 lives in 5 months

Experts blame over-speeding, overcrowding of public transport vehicles, drink driving and absence of adequate road signs as the major factors for the high number of accidents in the hill states.
At least 35 people were killed and 17 others were injured when an overloaded mini bus veered off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on the morning of July 1, 2019.(HT Photo)
At least 35 people were killed and 17 others were injured when an overloaded mini bus veered off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on the morning of July 1, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 08:44 AM IST
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In Jammu and Kashmir 35 killed as overcrowded bus skids off road, falls into gorge

Kishtwar’s senior police superintendent, Shakti Pathak, said the condition of the road was bad and the minibus was apparently overloaded.
This is the second major road accident in the state since Thursday when 11 students were killed when their speeding bus fell into a ravine while they were on their way for a picnic in Shopian district.(HT Photo)
This is the second major road accident in the state since Thursday when 11 students were killed when their speeding bus fell into a ravine while they were on their way for a picnic in Shopian district.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 10:55 PM IST
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11 killed in Jammu and Kashmir as bus falls into gorge

Mohammed Rashid, a Surankote resident, said most of the deceased belonged to Gunthal, Draba, Lasana, Mandil and Lathoon villages.
A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that prima facie investigations revealed that the vehicle had old worn-out tyres and that it was given fitness certificate last year.(HT Photo)
A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that prima facie investigations revealed that the vehicle had old worn-out tyres and that it was given fitness certificate last year.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 09:48 PM IST
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Militant with links to Al Qaeda affiliate killed in gunfight

In a statement, the police identified the slain militant as Shabir Ahmad Malik, who was a member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) before joining Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind (AGH), the Al Qaeda affiliate.
Army jawans walk towards encounter site at Branpatri, a forest area of Tral in Pulwama, on June 26, 2019. (ANI Photo)
Army jawans walk towards encounter site at Branpatri, a forest area of Tral in Pulwama, on June 26, 2019. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 12:46 AM IST
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4 members of al Qaeda affiliate killed in encounter at Shopian

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shopian, following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday, police said.(HT File Photo)
An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday, police said.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

Two militants killed in gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian

A police spokesman said said the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire towards security forces.
A spokesman said the identity and the group affiliation of the terrorists were being ascertained.(HT Photo)
A spokesman said the identity and the group affiliation of the terrorists were being ascertained.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 09:17 PM IST
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2 LeT terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir

According to security officials, the forces launched a cordon-and-search operation on Sunday morning after receiving a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the district’s Hend-Sitapur area.
Two members of Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, police officials familiar with the matter said.(PTI)
Two members of Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, police officials familiar with the matter said.(PTI)
Published on May 12, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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2 militants killed after encounter in J-K’s Shopian district

According to news agency ANI, weapons and a huge cache of ammunition have been recovered after the encounter in Hind Sita Pora area of the district.
(PTI FILE)
(PTI FILE)
Updated on May 13, 2019 08:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Husain

IS claims ‘province’ in India for first time after clash in Kashmir

IS’s Amaq News Agency late on Friday announced the new province, that it called “Wilayah of Hind” (province in India), in a statement that also claimed IS inflicted casualties on Indian Army soldiers in the town of Amshipora in the Shopian district of Kashmir.
IThe statement establishing the new province appears to be designed to bolster its standing after the group was driven from its self-styled “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in April, where at one point it controlled thousands of miles of territory.(AP)
IThe statement establishing the new province appears to be designed to bolster its standing after the group was driven from its self-styled “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in April, where at one point it controlled thousands of miles of territory.(AP)
Updated on May 12, 2019 01:53 AM IST
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Militant From group inspired by ISIS Killed

The slain militant, identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi alias Umar, belonged to the Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), police claimed.
A militant from an Islamic State-inspired group was killed in a gun battle with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, police officials said.(Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
A militant from an Islamic State-inspired group was killed in a gun battle with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, police officials said.(Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 11, 2019 09:54 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Ladakh, two districts in south Kashmir vote today

Militants had killed BJP’s vice president for Anantnag Ghulam Mohammad Mir, 55, inside his house in Nowgam area of Verinag on Saturday night and shot at former political worker Abdul Rashid Bhat at Tral on Thursday.
On Friday, three militants, including Lateef Tiger, an associate of slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, were killed in an encounter in Shopian district and 40 civilians were injured in clashes following the killing of the militants.(HT Photo)
On Friday, three militants, including Lateef Tiger, an associate of slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, were killed in an encounter in Shopian district and 40 civilians were injured in clashes following the killing of the militants.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Campaigning for Ladakh, Anantnag seats ends in J&K

Officials said 6,97,148 electorate will exercise their franchise at 1254 polling stations in Ladakh and the two south Kashmir districts on Monday.
The Ladakh Lok Sabha seat, spread over Leh and Kargil districts, has 1,74,618 electorate.(HT Photo)
The Ladakh Lok Sabha seat, spread over Leh and Kargil districts, has 1,74,618 electorate.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2019 01:19 PM IST
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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 | ByIndo Asian News Service

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Jammu and Kashmir’s militant-hit area, politicians opt for door-to-door poll campaigns

Lok Sabha elections 2019: The Pulwama and Shopian districts of the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency will go to polls on Monday in the three-phase elections held for the seat.
NC vice president Omar Abdullah today addressed a rally of workers inside the party office which is located in a high security zone.(PTI File Photo)
NC vice president Omar Abdullah today addressed a rally of workers inside the party office which is located in a high security zone.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2019 09:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

Top commanders killed in Valley, Jaish activates new launch pads across LoC: Officials

According to the counter-terror and police officials, none of whom wished to be identified, the reason for the activation of the launch pads is to boost the Jaish’s strength and capabilities in the state.
Masood Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad(AP file photo)
Masood Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad(AP file photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 10:49 PM IST
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