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Security personnel stand guard in Pulwama.(ANI File Photo)

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

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 05:18 PM IST
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.
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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)

2 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J-K’s Shopian

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 03:09 PM IST
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.
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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)

Three terrorists gunned down in encounter in J-K’s Shopian

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 07:25 AM IST
Three terrorists were killed in an overnight encounter in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police officials said on Wednesday.
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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)

3 terrorists killed in encounter in J-K’s Shopian district

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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.
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Shopian fake encounter: Kin of slain Rajouri youths demand justice

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 12:32 AM IST
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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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.

Bodies of 3 Rajouri youngsters killed in Shopian encounter to be exhumed, handed over to families

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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
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Amshipora encounter: Have lost 3 nephews, want guilty to be punished, says victims’ uncle

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 08:19 AM IST
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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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)

Budgam: Militants escape during encounter leaving arms and ammunition behind, one suspect arrested

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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.
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Security forces personnel after an encounter with terrorists in Kashmir.(PTI)
Security forces personnel after an encounter with terrorists in Kashmir.(PTI)

Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in J-K’s Budgam

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 08:04 AM IST
This is the fourth encounter in Kashmir since Sunday.
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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)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Plea seeks action against Centre for ‘non-compliance’ of J-K’s 4G order and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2020 08:44 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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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)

2G internet to be restored in Kashmir except in Pulwama, Shopian districts today

By Asian News International | Posted by: Prashasti Singh | Jammu and Kashmir
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 06:18 AM IST
The services were snapped after top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo and another terrorist was killed by security forces.
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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)

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

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 01:58 AM IST
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.
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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)

To avoid crowding, police bury militants killed in J&K gunfight away from their villages

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 09:21 PM IST
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.
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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)

Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist killed in Shopian encounter

By Press Trust of India | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 08:09 PM IST
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.
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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)

Militant killed in encounter in south Kashmir’s Shopian

By HT Correspondent | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 01:28 PM IST
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.
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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)

Accidents in 3 hill states claim 1,170 lives in 5 months

By HT Correspondents | Jammu/Srinagar/Shimla/Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 08:44 AM IST
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.
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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)

In Jammu and Kashmir 35 killed as overcrowded bus skids off road, falls into gorge

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 10:55 PM IST
Kishtwar’s senior police superintendent, Shakti Pathak, said the condition of the road was bad and the minibus was apparently overloaded.
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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)

11 killed in Jammu and Kashmir as bus falls into gorge

By HT Correspondents | Srinagar/Jammu
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 09:48 PM IST
Mohammed Rashid, a Surankote resident, said most of the deceased belonged to Gunthal, Draba, Lasana, Mandil and Lathoon villages.
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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)

Militant with links to Al Qaeda affiliate killed in gunfight

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 12:46 AM IST
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.
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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)

4 members of al Qaeda affiliate killed in encounter at Shopian

By HT Correspondent | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 11:26 PM IST
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shopian, following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
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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)

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

By Indo Asian News Service | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 09:17 PM IST
A police spokesman said said the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire towards security forces.
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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)

2 LeT terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir

By HT Correspondent | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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.
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(PTI FILE)
(PTI FILE)

2 militants killed after encounter in J-K’s Shopian district

By Ashiq Husain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 08:16 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Reuters | New Delhi/Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 01:53 AM IST
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.
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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)

Militant From group inspired by ISIS Killed

By HT Correspondent | Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 09:54 AM IST
The slain militant, identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi alias Umar, belonged to the Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), police claimed.
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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)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Ladakh, two districts in south Kashmir vote today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, SRINAGAR
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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.
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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)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Campaigning for Ladakh, Anantnag seats ends in J&K

By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 01:19 PM IST
Officials said 6,97,148 electorate will exercise their franchise at 1254 polling stations in Ladakh and the two south Kashmir districts on Monday.
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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)

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

By Indo Asian News Service | Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 03:44 PM IST
Police has, however, so far officially only confirmed that three militants have been killed in this encounter which has now ended.
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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)

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

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 09:20 PM IST
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.
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Masood Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad(AP file photo)
Masood Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad(AP file photo)

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

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 10:49 PM IST
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.
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