Jammu and Kashmir

JK govt approves ordinance of death penalty for child rapist

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday passed an ordinance approving death penalty for child rapists and enhancing the jail term for those convicted of raping girls aged 13 and above. The step has been taken in a bid to protect the dignity of small girls as well as of women...

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At least 14,300 cases settled during National Lok Adalat held across JK

As many as 14300 cases were settled during the National Lok Adalat held across the valley at district and tehsil levels and in both the wings of Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Notably, the National Lok Adalat was held at Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to ensure speedy justice delivery and reduce pendency of cases...

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Jammu Blemished Abruptly… May the stigma not stick

Two principal communities of Jammu, the Hindu Dogras and the Muslim Dogras are face to face with each other consequent to the alleged horrific rape and murder of an innocent Muslim girl in Rassana. As per the charge sheet and media disclosures, the ascribed motive of the crime is to scare away nomadic Muslim Community. Both the communities have co-existed amicably for centuries and never caught media attention for any social, economic or political feud. Today centuries old amity is at the crossroads...

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NIA conducts raid in JK Trade Facilitation Centre, seizes cross-LoC trade record to curb terrorist activities

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted raids at several places in Jammu and Kashmir including Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC), Chakan-Da-Bagh in Poonch district and seized some records for inspection...

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JK police files FIR against lawyers for obstructing Crime Branch from filing charge sheet in Asifa rape, murder case

The Jammu and Kashmir police taking a stringent action against a group of lawyers for obstructing Crime Branch from filing charge sheet in Asifa rape and murder case filed an FIR on Tuesday. Notably, a group of lawyers of Kathua Bar Association on Monday tried to prevent CBI from filing a charge sheet against seven accused in rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in a court in Kathua district...

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Enroute Terror-free JK : 10 terrorists including top commander gunned down in #Shopian gunfights

In a huge success, the Indian Army today has neutralised at least ten terrorists in three encounters at Anantnag and Shopian districts of South Kashmir. Among those killed also include top terror commanders. The encounter had been on since late night between the militants and the forces. A security personnel was also injured in the operation...

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JK police nab two drug peddlers along with heroin valuing Rs 67 lakh under 'Operation Sanjeevani'

In a major success under 'Operation Sanjeevani', Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor police on Wednesday arrested two drug peddlers and seized heroin valuing Rs 67 lakh from their possession. Notably, Pakistan uses terrorism and drugs as a primary tool to exploit youth of Jammu and Kashmir and disturb the stability of the country...

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People expect statesmanship and accountability from Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba has sought to garner local political mileage out of this statement. Her otherwise dilapidated public relation machinery has adopted a hyperactive mode...

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Amidst sharp criticism from Congress, Centre's interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma visits JK to carry forward interlocution process

Amidst sharp criticism from the Congress and protests, the central government’s interlocutor to Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Tuesday began a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, this is a sixth visit of Dineshwar Sharma in Jammu and Kashmir to carry forward the interlocution process...

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In a major success, JK police apprehend two drug peddlers along with 100 Kg of poppy straw

In a major success, Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday nabbed two drug peddlers and seized a huge quantity of 102 kilograms of poppy straw from their possession. Notably, Pakistan uses terrorism and drugs as a primary tool to exploit youth of Jammu and Kashmir and disturb the stability of the country...

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Jammu University acts tough on anti-social elements for allegedly indulging in vandalism; bans entry in campus

University of Jammu on Sunday taking a stringent action on the four students who are currently under suspension for allegedly indulging in violence, vandalism and disturbance of classes has banned their entry. Notably, Jammu University on 22nd and 23rd March have witnessed few ugly incidents of violence, vandalism, disturbance of classes and functions by a small group of students. After this anti-national activity, University of Jammu released a statement in which it said, “It is for the information ..

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Separatist Asiya Andrabi celebrates Pakistan National Day in JK; locals shun the event

Asiya Andrabi, a well-known separatist who basically eats, sleep, lives in India but loves Pakistan on Friday publically showed her NaPak intentions and tried to spread poison in the mind of Kashmiris. Notably, Pakistan is observing its National Day today and on this occasion separatist outfit Dukhtaran-e- Millat chief Asiya Andrabi celebrated Pakistan National Day in Srinagar...

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Armed Forces Special Powers Act: The myth and the reality

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing an enhanced spiral of violence in the last month or so along the Line of Control (LOC) as also in the form of terrorist initiated activity in the hinterland. The security forces are giving an adequate and proactive response to the challenges posed by enemies of the nation operating against this frontier state. The evil designs of the enemy are not accruing the desired results, for which reason, there is increasing frustration resulting in more effort ..

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Less lethal plastic bullets to be used in tackling law and order situations in JK

In a bid to tackle law and order situations in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to introduce less lethal plastic bullets. This was said by Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. In a written reply, Minister Hansraj Ahir said that less lethal plastic bullets will be used to tackle law and order situations in Jammu and Kashmir. He further added that the government has no plans for enhanced use of bunkers to protect security forces from stone throwers after ..

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Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani resigns as Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman

Today the Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani resigned as the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. He was replaced by Senior Hurriyat Conference leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai...

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Security forces shot dead 3 militants in J&K; Schools, Colleges closed

Security forces killed three militants in a gunbattle in Hakura region of Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorists were shot dead in the pre-dawn encounter. The Army officials disclosed that they received a tip-off regarding the presence of militants in the area, following which the Army launched an anti-militancy operation to comb the area. Identities of the militants are yet to be ascertained...

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IAF successfully airlifts 488 stranded civilians from Udhampur to Leh

The Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted 488 stranded civilians from Udhampur to Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. With this successful operation, a total of 955 stranded passengers have been airlifted by the IAF to Leh from Udhampur-based IAF station this year...

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Centre sanctioned 2,000-crore compensation package for refugees from PoK living in JK

The central government had sanctioned a total of Rs 2,000-crore compensation package for the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) living in Jammu and Kashmir. This was said by State Home Minister Hansraj Ahir in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday...

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Bravery eliminating terrorism in JK! One more Kashmiri boy shuns violence, returns home

Jammu and Kashmir is now slowly and steadily coming on the right track now as the youth are rejecting terrorism, radicalization, stone pelting and returning to the mainstream. Notably, a young boy who had earlier joined terrorist has left the path of violence and destruction and came back to the mainstream...

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JK police arrests drug peddler along with 224 Kg of poppy straw

Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday nabbed a drug peddler and recovered a large quantity of 224.50 kilograms of poppy straw. Notably, Pakistan uses terrorism and drugs as a primary tool to exploit youth of Jammu and Kashmir and disturb the stability of the country...

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JK police nabs 11 notorious drug peddlers from Baramulla and Bandipora; contraband substances recovered

With an aim to eradicate the menace of a drug, Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday nabbed eleven drug peddlers in Baramulla and Bandipora districts. Notably, Pakistan uses terrorism and drugs as a primary tool to exploit youth of Jammu and Kashmir and disturb the stability of the country...

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Centre's interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma visits Shopian of South Kashmir; held talks with locals

The central government’s interlocutor to Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Thursday visited Shopian, which is the most affected area due to terrorism and held a series of meetings with the over 16 delegations including locals from all sections of society. Notably, Dineshwar Sharma is on the fifth visit of Jammu and Kashmir to carry forward the interlocution process...

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Security forces bust terrorist hideout in Kupwara district of JK; recovers huge cache of arms, ammunition

Intensified efforts from security forces to eradicate terrorists and terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir continues in full swing. Notably, security forces on Monday late night busted a terrorist hideout and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition from Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir...

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IAF operates special aircraft IL-76 to airlift 233 stranded passengers from Udhampur to Leh

The Indian Air Force on Monday airlifted 233 stranded civilians from Udhampur to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir usually brings smile and joy for the tourists but often create problems too...

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Over 4.50 lakh tourists visited Jammu’s Bagh-e-Bahu fish aquarium last year

Over 4.50 lakh tourists across the world visited the fish-shaped Bagh-e-Bahu Aquarium which is located in Jammu. Notably, the Bagh-e-Bahu Aquarium has been titled as the largest underground aquarium in the country. An official of the fisheries department on Sunday said that over 4.53 lakh tourists Bagh-e-Bahu Aquarium in the year 2017 generating a total revenue of over Rs 1.70 crore. “Besides students, the aquarium has become a centre of attraction for tourists, giving them an opportunity to revel ..

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Over 3.5 crore spent in organizing annual sports competitions under the 'Khelo India' scheme in JK

Over 3.5 crore was spent in organizing annual sports competitions under the 'Khelo India' scheme in Jammu and Kashmir in the last fiscal. This was said by JK Sports Minister Imran Raza Ansari in state Legislative Council on Friday...

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Centre's interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma held talks with border dwellers, civil society delegations in Jammu

The central government’s interlocutor to Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Thursday held talks with a large number of delegations from all sections of society including the people living on the Line of Control (LoC) of the valley. Notably, Dineshwar Sharma is on the visit of Jammu and Kashmir to carry forward the interlocution process...

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JK Govt withdraws cases against first-time offenders involved in stone pelting incidents during 2008-17

In a bid to restore the trust of people in the administration, law and order etc, Jammu and Kashmir government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti taking a massive step on Tuesday and ordered the withdrawal of cases against first-time offenders involved in stone pelting incidents during the period 2008-17...

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JK upper house clears Rs 95,666.97 crore Budget for 2018-19

The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on Monday passed a Rs 95,666.97-crore budget for the state for the year 2018-19 which consists of a revenue component of Rs 51,244.72 crore and a capital component of Rs 44,422.24 crore...

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Youth of JK immense unexplored talent and potential: Dr Jitendra Singh

Youth of Jammu and Kashmir have immense unexplored talent and potential, which sometimes remains unutilized either because of lack of opportunity or lack of mentorship and grooming. This was said by DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on Sunday...

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FIR against Army in South Kashmir

Consequent to killing of Jawed Ahmad Bhat and Suhail Lone as well as critically wounding Rayees Ahamad Ganie in Army firing on Saturday 27 January, 2018 at Ganowpora, Shopion; Police have logded FIR No 26/2018 PRC under Section 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 336 (endangering life) against Major Aditya and his unit 10 Garhwal Rifles Regt. Rayees Ahamad Ganie later succumbed to his injuries on 31 Jan 18...

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2 LeT terrorist nabbed at Wagah-Attari crossing with valid Pak visa

Security forces have arrested two Pakistan-trained terrorists at the Wagah-Attari border, while they were trying to cross into Punjab after undergoing a training in Pakistan. The militants were identified as Abdul Majeed Bhat and Mohammad Ashraf Mir, said to be the residents of Baramulla district. Police have arrested them with valid passports and visas issued by the Pakistan High Commission...

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Mob mentality: a new normal in Kashmir that leaders need to challenge

By weakening the army the Kashmir leadership is cutting its own feet. There should be no doubt in anybody’s mind that lowering of the security threshold even by a minuscule will give enough space to foreign fundamentalist elements to establish their writ and the first set of people whom they will target will be the Kashmiri leadership. What they did to the Kashmir Pundits they will do to the Kashmir leaders too...

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Defying terrorists and separatists, Jammu-Kashmir unitedly salutes the Tri-Colour

Defying terrorists and separatists, the people of terror and attack prone areas Rajouri, Kishtwar, Ramban and Poonch joined Indian Army to celebrate Republic Day with unprecedented zeal and enthusiasm...

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