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Militant violence in Pakistan has spiked: In the past week alone, four vocational school instructors who advocated for women’s rights were traveling together when they were gunned down in a Pakistan border region.(AP)

'Religiosity fostering rise in terrorism': Pakistan experts

Posted by Prashasti Singh | AP, Islamabad
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:53 PM IST
Pakistani authorities are embracing strengthening religious belief among the population to bring the country closer together. But it's doing just the opposite, said Mohammad Amir Rana, executive director of the independent Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies.
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The policemen were shot from a close range, a police official said.(ANI)
The policemen were shot from a close range, a police official said.(ANI)

Two cops killed as terrorist opens fire in J-K's Srinagar, 2nd attack in 3 days

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 04:37 PM IST
This cycle of violence serves no cause and begets only misery, Mehbooba Mufti has tweeted.
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Farmers congregate during a protest against the new farm laws at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana Border) near New Delhi on Monday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Farmers congregate during a protest against the new farm laws at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana Border) near New Delhi on Monday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

We are not terrorists, but are fighting for our rights, say protesting farmers

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:47 PM IST
As many as 40 farmer leaders of United Farmers Front observed a hunger strike on Monday at various border points near Delhi against the Centre’s newly enacted farm laws between 8 am and 5 pm.
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The senior police officer from Punjab said that the pieces of legislation were “detrimental to the interest of farmers and their future generations.”(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times (Representative Image))
The senior police officer from Punjab said that the pieces of legislation were “detrimental to the interest of farmers and their future generations.”(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times (Representative Image))

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5pm: Senior Punjab cop resigns from job to support protesting farmers and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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MM Naravane said that with the onset of winters, last-ditch attempts are being made to infiltrate before the passes close(PTI)
MM Naravane said that with the onset of winters, last-ditch attempts are being made to infiltrate before the passes close(PTI)

Terrorists making repeated bids to infiltrate: MM Naravane

By Agencies | Kannur, Kannur
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 11:47 PM IST
General Naravane reviewed the passing out parade of the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala for Autumn Term 2020.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met home minister Amit Shah, national security advisor Ajit Doval and foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla over the Nagrota encounter in Jammu and Kashmir.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met home minister Amit Shah, national security advisor Ajit Doval and foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla over the Nagrota encounter in Jammu and Kashmir.(ANI)

Nagrota encounter: Terrorists were planning major attack on 26/11 anniversary, PM holds review meet

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 03:10 PM IST
On Thursday, the encounter between terrorists and security forces broke out in the early hours near Ban Toll Plaza in the Nagrota area of Jammu district. The encounter lasted for three hours in which four terrorists were eliminated.
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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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BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit president Ravinder Raina said terrorists must eliminated.(HT FILE PHOTO)
BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit president Ravinder Raina said terrorists must eliminated.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Bullet is only policy for terrorists, says J-K BJP on LG’s rehabilitation offer

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 10:31 PM IST
Ravinder Raina’s statement comes days after Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha appealed to local militants in Kashmir to shun violence and promised to help them with jobs.
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Since June five BJP leaders including two sarpanches have been killed in different parts of Kashmir.(AP)
Since June five BJP leaders including two sarpanches have been killed in different parts of Kashmir.(AP)

Terrorists kill BDC chairman in Kashmir

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 01:57 AM IST
Singh later succumbed to his injuries. “Singh left his two PSOs at Khag police station and left ancestral home alone,” Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said.
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The exchange of firing was going on and details were awaited, the official said.(ANI Twitter)
The exchange of firing was going on and details were awaited, the official said.(ANI Twitter)

Encounter underway between security forces, terrorists in J-K’s Pulwama

By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Srinagar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:30 AM IST
The operation was launched jointly by police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) late last night on a specific information.
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Three terrorists were killed by security forces in an encounter that broke out at Pantha Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar(HT file photo)
Three terrorists were killed by security forces in an encounter that broke out at Pantha Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar(HT file photo)

Police personnel killed, 3 terrorists gunned down in encounter in J-K’s Srinagar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 10:05 AM IST
The encounter ensued after terrorists fired upon a checkpoint manned by Police and CRPF at Pantha Chowk, a police official said.
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Security personnel patrol Lal Chowk after a terrorist attack in Baramulla district on August 17.(PTI)
Security personnel patrol Lal Chowk after a terrorist attack in Baramulla district on August 17.(PTI)

Kashmir panchayat member untraceable, terrorists claim they killed him

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2020 05:05 PM IST
In the clip, an unidentified person can be heard saying that Bhat was involved in “anti-movement activities” and had met his fate.
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This was the third attack on security forces in Kashmir in less than a week.(PTI File photo)
This was the third attack on security forces in Kashmir in less than a week.(PTI File photo)

Two terrorists shot dead in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 03:22 AM IST
In the firing, two CRPF jawans and one SPO of J&K police were killed. Soon...forces launched a search. The attackers were chased and killed, police said.
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The area has been cordoned to trace the attackers.(Waseem Andrabi Hindustan/Times)
The area has been cordoned to trace the attackers.(Waseem Andrabi Hindustan/Times)

Terrorists attack police party in J-K’s Nowgam, 2 killed

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:07 AM IST
The attack took place on a police party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowgam on Friday.
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“Travel of some members of the Hindu and Sikh [communities], interested in moving to India, was also facilitated,” the Indian embassy in Kabul said in a tweet.(Photo: IndianEmbKabul/ Twitter)
“Travel of some members of the Hindu and Sikh [communities], interested in moving to India, was also facilitated,” the Indian embassy in Kabul said in a tweet.(Photo: IndianEmbKabul/ Twitter)

Sikh leader abducted by terrorists, Hindu minorities stranded in Pakistan due to Covid-19 crisis arrive in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 09:08 PM IST
The Indian government had earlier expressed concern at the “targeting and persecution of minority community members [in Afghanistan] by terrorists at the behest of their external supporters”.
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Army jawans take positions during an encounter with the militants in the Kangan area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir(ANI File Photo)
Army jawans take positions during an encounter with the militants in the Kangan area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir(ANI File Photo)

Terrorist killed, soldier, cop injured in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 07:59 AM IST
A police official said the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened firing towards security forces positions.
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The Centre on Wednesday declared nine Khalistani terrorists(HT Photo)
The Centre on Wednesday declared nine Khalistani terrorists(HT Photo)

Terror tag for 9 pro-Khalistan operatives

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 02:38 AM IST
“These individuals are involved in various acts of terrorism from across the border and from foreign soil. They have been relentless in their nefarious efforts of destabilizing the country, by trying to revive militancy in Punjab through their anti national activities and through their support to and involvement in the Khalistan movement,” an MHA statement said.
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Inspector general (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said the two and their another accomplice, Zahid Daas, were involved in the killing of a policeman last year as well as the CRPF trooper and the boy.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Inspector general (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said the two and their another accomplice, Zahid Daas, were involved in the killing of a policeman last year as well as the CRPF trooper and the boy.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Terrorists who killed boy, trooper shot dead in J&K

By Ashiq Hussain & Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Srinagar/Jammu
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2020 03:09 AM IST
The gunbattle in Waghama was triggered after the two terrorists fired at security forces during a cordon-and-search operation that was launched following specific information about the terrorist presence in the village.
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An encounter is underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
An encounter is underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

3 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 06:34 AM IST
Following inputs about terrorists in Khulchohar area of the south Kashmir district, the security forces launched a search operation.
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A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper succumbed to his injures after being attacked by terrorists in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.(ANI Photo)
A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper succumbed to his injures after being attacked by terrorists in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.(ANI Photo)

CRPF trooper, 5-year-old killed in terrorist attack in J-K’s Bijbehara

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 02:32 PM IST
The terrorists had opened fire at a road opening party of CRPF’s 90 Battalion near the Padshahi Bagh bridge in Bijbehara area at around 12:10pm, news agency PTI quoted an official as saying.
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Two to three militants were believed to be trapped in the encounter, which is underway.(PTI)
Two to three militants were believed to be trapped in the encounter, which is underway.(PTI)

CRPF personnel killed, 2 terrorists gunned down in J-K’s Pulwama

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:10 AM IST
The encounter had erupted in Bundzoo area of Pulwama district early on Tuesday.
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Army jawans take positions during an encounter with the militants in the Kangan area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir.(ANI File Photo)
Army jawans take positions during an encounter with the militants in the Kangan area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir.(ANI File Photo)

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

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 07:05 AM IST
A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the morning by the forces at Meej in the Pampori area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama after receiving specific information, police said.
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Army Jawans rush to the encounter site during an encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists at Hardmand Guri in Kulgam.(ANI File Photo)
Army Jawans rush to the encounter site during an encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists at Hardmand Guri in Kulgam.(ANI File Photo)

Over 90 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year: IG Vijay Kumar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 12:27 PM IST
Kashmir’s inspector general’s comments came after three local terrorists were gunned down during a gun battle in Turkuwagan village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district earlier in the day. “Our focus now will be on north Kashmir,” he said.
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The attacks, in the Monguno and Nganzai local government areas, came just days after terrorists killed at least 69 people in a raid on a village in a third area, Gubio.(via REUTERS (Representational image))
The attacks, in the Monguno and Nganzai local government areas, came just days after terrorists killed at least 69 people in a raid on a village in a third area, Gubio.(via REUTERS (Representational image))

Terrorists kill 20 soldiers, 40 civilians in northeast Nigeria attacks

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | MAIDUGURI
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 06:37 AM IST
Terrorists armed with heavy weaponry including rocket launchers arrived in Monguno and overran government forces, taking some casualties but killing at least 20 soldiers and roaming the area for three hours, witnesses said.
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Officials said the operation, which was launched during midnight by the Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the local police, is over.(Reuters Photo. Representative image)
Officials said the operation, which was launched during midnight by the Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the local police, is over.(Reuters Photo. Representative image)

2 terrorists gunned down in encounter in J-K’s Kulgam

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 08:48 AM IST
The bodies of the terrorists have been recovered from the encounter spot in Nipora area of Kulgam district, according to officials.
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Security forces during an encounter in which five terrorists gunned down in Shopian on Wednesday.(ANI)
Security forces during an encounter in which five terrorists gunned down in Shopian on Wednesday.(ANI)

In third encounter in 3 days, security forces kill 5 terrorists in Shopian

By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Wednesday’s operation was the third in the last three days in which 14 terrorists including top commanders have been killed, the Jammu and Kashmir police said.
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Security personnel cordon off the area after militants fired on a police team in Kulgam on Thursday.
Security personnel cordon off the area after militants fired on a police team in Kulgam on Thursday.

Security forces gun down terrorist in J&K’s Rajouri

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 02:39 AM IST
A local said that the security forces exchanged fire with terrorists in Dharmsal village around 8.15 pm. The security forces had launched a massive cordon and search operation in Mendhar area of adjoining Poonch district on Thursday morning.
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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)

3 men who claimed they were joining terrorists arrested in Kashmir

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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.
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Tax evasion and related crimes may increase as individuals and companies facing economic difficulties look to reduce their fiscal burdens, the report adds. (Getty images)
Tax evasion and related crimes may increase as individuals and companies facing economic difficulties look to reduce their fiscal burdens, the report adds. (Getty images)

Economic stimulus by governments may be exploited by terrorists, says FATF

By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 02:21 PM IST
It warns that terrorists and criminals will use this economic downturn to move to new cash-incentive and high-liquidity lines of business in developing countries – both for laundering of proceeds as well as fund their terror operations.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu, 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.
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