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A worker wearing PPE sprays chemical disinfectant at V3S Mall premises, in Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi.(HT photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi reopens restaurants, malls and interstate travel and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Army jawans during the encounter in Shopian on Sunday.(ANI)
Army jawans during the encounter in Shopian on Sunday.(ANI)

Security forces kill five terrorists in 12-hour operation in J-K’s Shopian

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The army said there was no collateral damage in the encounter that began early morning and ended late afternoon.
An encounter began in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district(HT Photo)
An encounter began in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district(HT Photo)

Encounter erupts in J-K’s Shopian, at least 3 terrorists trapped

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 09:04 AM IST
The encounter is taking place in Reban village of Shopian in south Kashmir, according to officials.
A vegetable vendor pushes his cycle past migrant women filling containers with water a roadside tap during lockdown in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.(Nitin Kanotra /HT Photo)
A vegetable vendor pushes his cycle past migrant women filling containers with water a roadside tap during lockdown in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.(Nitin Kanotra /HT Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir’s Covid-19 tally nears 1500-mark with 40 new cases

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 02:41 AM IST
Of the total 1,489 total cases in Jammu and Kashmir, 720 have recovered from the disease, which means the rate of recovery stands at 48%.
Army soldiers leave the site of the encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo and his close aide in Beigpora, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Army soldiers leave the site of the encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo and his close aide in Beigpora, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Spike in encounters in recent days as Pakistan pushes terrorists

Hindustan Times, Srinagar/Jammu | By Mir Ehsan and Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Srinagar/jammu
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 03:13 AM IST
Twenty security personnel lost their lives in this period. Eighteen were killed in gunfights and in attacks by militants, and two army men died on the Line of Control (LoC) in ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
HT Image
HT Image

J&K sees 15 fresh infections, count mounts to 741

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 12:06 AM IST
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

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
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.
Based on an input about the presence of militants in Melhoora area of south Kashmir’s district, a cordon and search operation was launched by security forces on Tuesday, a police spokesman said.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Based on an input about the presence of militants in Melhoora area of south Kashmir’s district, a cordon and search operation was launched by security forces on Tuesday, a police spokesman said.(ANI file photo. Representative image)

Three terrorists killed in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 06:11 PM IST
The spokesman said three security forces personnel also sustained injuries in the encounter and they were rushed to a hospital.
A joint team of the Indian Army, police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had launched a search operation in Melhora village.(PTI File Photo)
A joint team of the Indian Army, police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had launched a search operation in Melhora village.(PTI File Photo)

2 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 07:09 AM IST
More terrorists could be hiding in Shopian’s Melhora village as the operation is underway, the officials 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)

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

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
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.
Police said the operation is underway and two more terrorists are trapped.(ANI File Photo)
Police said the operation is underway and two more terrorists are trapped.(ANI File Photo)

4 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 10:02 AM IST
Security forces had launched a joint operation in Malhura Zanpora village late on Tuesday after they received information about the presence of the terrorists in the area.
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.)

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

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 08:19 PM IST
Thirteen people had tested positive on Sunday with 12 of them from Kashmir.
Ashiq Hussain and Basharat Hussain, the two militants killed on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Ashiq Hussain and Basharat Hussain, the two militants killed on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

2 Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants responsible for killing SPO eliminated in Kishtwar

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 05:28 PM IST
One of the two slain militants was a rape accused released 20 days ago in the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus.
This is one of the many encounters that have taken place in Kashmir since the 21-day lockdown was clamped across the country to break the chain of Covid-19 infections.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
This is one of the many encounters that have taken place in Kashmir since the 21-day lockdown was clamped across the country to break the chain of Covid-19 infections.(ANI file photo. Representative image)

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

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 11:25 AM IST
A police official said the search operation following specific information about the presence of terrorists turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired upon security forces, who retaliated.
The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has said 20 villages have been isolated to prevent Covid-19 from spreading(HT Photo)
The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has said 20 villages have been isolated to prevent Covid-19 from spreading(HT Photo)

Coronavirus update: 20 J-K villages isolated, some residents attended Nizamuddin event

Srinagar, Hindustan Times | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 08:47 AM IST
Officials, privy to the details, said more than one dozen people affiliated with Tablighi Jamaat had visited Nizamuddin and also attended the religious congregation in different places in the state after reaching Kashmir.
An employee of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) spraying disinfectant on an ATM on Residency Road in Srinagar .(Waseem Andrabi)
An employee of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) spraying disinfectant on an ATM on Residency Road in Srinagar .(Waseem Andrabi)

Doc among 11 more test positive in J&K, count climbs to 49

Hindustan Times, Jammu/Srinagar | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 12:25 AM IST
The 11 cases include three from Jammu division and eight from Kashmir
Police said, according to preliminary information, the students are from Shopian in Kashmir and action has been taken on the basis of a complaint from the college management.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police said, according to preliminary information, the students are from Shopian in Kashmir and action has been taken on the basis of a complaint from the college management.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

3 students from J&K arrested on sedition charges for pro-Pakistan sloganeering: Cops

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 04:16 AM IST
As the students were being taken to the police station with their faces covered, an activist tried to attack them, but police escorted them safely.
Former Union minister Yashwnat Sinha (extreme right) with journalist Bharat Bhushan (left) and civil society activist Kapil Kak in Srinagar, November 24, 2019.(HT Photo)
Former Union minister Yashwnat Sinha (extreme right) with journalist Bharat Bhushan (left) and civil society activist Kapil Kak in Srinagar, November 24, 2019.(HT Photo)

Yashwant Sinha-led group barred from moving outside Srinagar for 2nd day

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 07:05 AM IST
The 5-member delegation had been denied permission to move out of Srinagar by authorities citing a terrorist threat.
Jammu and Kashmir director general of police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Saturday said the security in south Kashmir’s Shopian district has been enhanced(AP)
Jammu and Kashmir director general of police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Saturday said the security in south Kashmir’s Shopian district has been enhanced(AP)

Security enhanced, Shopian attackers identified: J&K DGP

Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2019 03:38 AM IST
Truck driver Mohammad Ilyas and his helper Zahid Khan, both from Rajasthan, were killed in Chitragam village when gunmen opened fire and set ablaze their fruit-laden trucks.
The fruit trader from Punjab remained in critical condition in hospital on Thursday.(ANI Photo (Representative))
The fruit trader from Punjab remained in critical condition in hospital on Thursday.(ANI Photo (Representative))

Police identify Hizb militants behind civilian killing in J&K

Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 05:22 AM IST
Unidentified gunmen targeted two fruit traders from Ferozepur in Punjab at Trenz, seven kilometres from Shopian town, on Wednesday night, killing Charanjit Singh on the spot and wounding Sanjay Kumar, who was admitted in Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital in a critical state.
The family of Sharif Khan, a truck driver who was shot dead in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir on October 14, had earlier refused to accept his mortal remains and demanded martyr status for him and adequate compensation.(ANI)
The family of Sharif Khan, a truck driver who was shot dead in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir on October 14, had earlier refused to accept his mortal remains and demanded martyr status for him and adequate compensation.(ANI)

Rajasthan man killed in Kashmir buried in Bharatpur, govt declares compensation

Hindustan Times, Bharatpur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2019 09:51 PM IST
The district magistrate of Pahari Jagdish Arya said Sharif Khan’s family will get Rs 3 lakh in compensation from the district collector, Rs 2 lakh from state government and Rs 50,000 from the Red Cross Society of Shopian, Kashmir.
Two militants, including a suspected Pakistan national, shot dead the driver of a Rajasthan truck and assaulted an orchard owner in South Kashmir Shopian. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo: PTI)
Two militants, including a suspected Pakistan national, shot dead the driver of a Rajasthan truck and assaulted an orchard owner in South Kashmir Shopian. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo: PTI)

Militants kill truck driver, attack orchard owner in Kashmir’s Shopian: Police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 11:27 PM IST
The incident came on a day post-paid cellular phone services resumed in Kashmir after a 72-day communication blackout following abrogation of Article 370, which provided for Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
The J&K administration restricted public movement in Kishtwar on Friday after militants fled with the guns of a PDP leader’s PSO.(PTI File)
The J&K administration restricted public movement in Kishtwar on Friday after militants fled with the guns of a PDP leader’s PSO.(PTI File)

Curfew lifted in Kishtwar, militants still on the run

UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 11:54 PM IST
The PDP’s Sheikh Nasir and his family were held hostage for 10 hours by the militants, for whom searches were still underway on Saturday, Rana said.
NAFED buys soyabean and pulses at federally determined minimum support prices, mainly to ensure farmers get better prices.(HT image)
NAFED buys soyabean and pulses at federally determined minimum support prices, mainly to ensure farmers get better prices.(HT image)

Centre to buy apples directly from growers in Kashmir

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:58 AM IST
The scheme will operate along the lines of those governing the procurement of these commodities.
On Monday, photographs and videos shared by the government on social media showed people celebrating Eid in J&K, which has been under restrictions since August 5 when the government imposed prohibitory orders prior to revoking Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution which gave special status to the region. (Photo by special arrangement)
On Monday, photographs and videos shared by the government on social media showed people celebrating Eid in J&K, which has been under restrictions since August 5 when the government imposed prohibitory orders prior to revoking Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution which gave special status to the region. (Photo by special arrangement)

Now, NSA Ajit Doval joins J-K Police officers for Eid meal

New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 11:19 PM IST
During his interaction with the JKP, the NSA appreciated their hard work and commended each one of the officers and personnel present for ensuring peace and facilitating general public.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval interacts with locals while reviewing the security situation in Shopian on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval interacts with locals while reviewing the security situation in Shopian on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Ajit Doval, Satya Pal Malik review J-K security situation

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 12:48 AM IST
Ajit Doval left for J&K on Monday soon after home minister Amit Shah introduced in the Rajya Sabha, resolutions and legislations to bifurcate the state into two union territories, and its special status and the special privileges to which its permanent residents were entitled.
NSA Ajit Doval reached out to civilians in the valley, broke bread with them and gave security personnel deployed in the hot-bed of Kashmir militancy a pep talk. (Photo by special arrangement)
NSA Ajit Doval reached out to civilians in the valley, broke bread with them and gave security personnel deployed in the hot-bed of Kashmir militancy a pep talk. (Photo by special arrangement)

‘It’s in your hands’: NSA Ajit Doval tells security personnel in Kashmir

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Doval’s visit came in the context of the internal security establishment’s assessment that there could be attempts to incite street protests besides a spike in terror attacks.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was spotted on Wednesday having lunch with local residents in Jammu Kashmir.(HT Photo)
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was spotted on Wednesday having lunch with local residents in Jammu Kashmir.(HT Photo)

Article 370 scrapped, NSA Doval visits J-K, spotted eating with locals

Shopian | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Ajit Doval was in Kashmir to assess the security situation in the state, which was put under curfew hours ahead of the government’s announcement.
A Jaish-e-Mohammed militant has been eliminated in an encounter in south Kashmir.(AP Photo (Representative image))
A Jaish-e-Mohammed militant has been eliminated in an encounter in south Kashmir.(AP Photo (Representative image))

2 militants who killed 4 cops eliminated in Kashmir encounter. Another begins

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 12:44 PM IST
The militant, Zeenat Naikoo, is being described as the most important local militant of Jaish-e -Mohammad in Shopian, the terror group that has been prepping to scale up activities in Kashmir valley over the last few weeks.
An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.(HT File Photo)
An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.(HT File Photo)

Encounter underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 10:32 AM IST
Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants in Pandushan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there during the night, a police official said.
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