All stories by Mukhtar Ahmad
Dhoni to perform guard duties, patrolling in Kashmir ValleyRediff.com25 Jul 2019
The former India captain, who is also an honorary Lt Colonel in the Territorial Army, will be joining the 106 TA Battalion (Para) on July 31 and will continue until August 15.
A rally that cost Rahul many votersRediff.com2 Mar 2019
Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com attended the Congress president's rally in Mumbai on Friday, and explains why people who came with high hopes left disappointed.
Security of 18 separatists, 155 political persons withdrawnRediff.com20 Feb 2019
This is in addition to the four separatists whose security was withdrawn on Sunday.
Security cover of 18 Hurriyat leaders, including Geelani, revokedRediff.com20 Feb 2019
Grenade attack at Lal Chowk, 11, including 7 soldiers, injuredRediff.com10 Feb 2019
"Four policemen, three Central Reserve Police Force personnel and four civilians were injured in the terror attack."
7 killed as cable car plummets in GulmargRediff.com25 Jun 2017
Out of the seven, four belonged to one family from Delhi.
Death toll rises to 33 as protests continue to boil in KashmirRediff.com12 Jul 2016
Hundreds others were wounded many of whom received bullet and pellet injuries and are undergoing treatment in various hospitals.
J&K: 13 CRPF jawans injured in grenade attackRediff.com11 Jul 2016
Militants hurled grenade near a police station in the old city area of Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital, reports Mukhtar Ahmad/Rediff.com from Srinagar.
11 killed, 200 hurt as Kashmir turns violent over Wani's killingRediff.com9 Jul 2016
Two people have been killed as protesters on Saturday attacked police posts and security personnel in several areas and targeted BJP office in Kulgam as violence broke out in Kashmir Valley, a day after Burhan Wani, a poster boy of terror outfit Hizbul Mujhaideen, was killed in an encounter.
Top Hizbul Mujahideen commander killed in encounterRediff.com8 Jul 2016
Burhan Wani, the top Hizbul Mujaheedin commander was the poster boy of the outfit and was active in south Kashmir.
Militants attack CRPF camp in Pulwama, 3 jawans injuredRediff.com1 Jul 2016
Amarnath yatra begins amid tight securityRediff.com1 Jul 2016
Drones are being used for aerial security of the Amarnath base camp at Bhagwati Nagar area of Jammu city for the first time while at least 20,000 security personnel have been deployed along the two routes.
Police officer, 2 civilians wounded in militant attack in south KashmirRediff.com1 Jul 2016
The attack came on a day when the union home minister, Rajnath Singh is arriving in the valley to review the states security situation.
2 LeT militants killed in Pulwama encounter; locals clash with policeRediff.com30 Jun 2016
The slain militants are reported to belong to the district.
J-K government reviewing CRPF convoy ambushRediff.com28 Jun 2016
Worst attack in recent times: 8 CRPF jawans killed in J&K ambushRediff.com26 Jun 2016
CRPF DG K Durga Prasad said the terrorists were clean shaven and that "shows" that they were fidayeen attackers.
5 CRPF jawans, 2 terrorists killed in encounter in PamporeRediff.com25 Jun 2016
Mehbooba Mufti wins Anantnag bypoll over 12,000 votesRediff.com25 Jun 2016
She defeated her nearest rival, Hilal Ahmad Shah of the Congress party by 12,085 votes. Mehbooba polled 17,701 votes.
Terrorists hurl grenades at police vehicle in North Kashmir townRediff.com23 Jun 2016
The grenade missed the target and exploded on the roadside without causing any damage.
3 terrorists killed in encounter in KashmirRediff.com23 Jun 2016
A senior police officer said troops of counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and police jointly surrounded a forest area near Lolab in frontier Kupwara district early on Thursday.
Only 34% voters cast ballot in Anantnag bypollRediff.com22 Jun 2016
The bypoll assumes significance as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is seeking her election to the assembly from the constituency.
1 militant killed in encounter in KashmirRediff.com19 Jun 2016
"As the security forces were busy searching the area, the militants in hiding opened fire triggering a gunfight which is on. So far one militant has been killed," the officer said.
Two terrorists killed in Sopore encounterRediff.com17 Jun 2016
As soon as the operation ended, local residents started pelting stones at the security forces, he said, adding the clashes were going on till reports last came in.
J&K: 4 militants, 1 soldier killed in ongoing encounter in KupwaraRediff.com16 Jun 2016
Army foiled second infiltration attempt along the LoC in Kashmir in three days, reports Mukhtar Ahmad from Srinagar
Infiltration bid foiled near LoC, 5 soldiers injured; gunfight onRediff.com14 Jun 2016
A defence spokesman this evening confirmed five soldiers were injured in the gunfight so far.
Soldier injured in ongoing encounter in KupwaraRediff.com14 Jun 2016
Terrorist, woman killed in attack on CRPF camp in UdhampurRediff.com13 Jun 2016
One of the women later succumbed to injuries in the hospital.
Kashmiri Pandits pay obeisance at Kheer Bhawani templeRediff.com13 Jun 2016
From a trickle in 1990, when militancy erupted in the valley, the numbers have, however, gradually seen an upward trend.
Four policemen injured in militant attack in KulgamRediff.com12 Jun 2016
A senior police officer said a group of heavily armed militants opened indiscriminate fire at a police vehicle in Bongam Qazigund of Kulgam district.
Second attack in 24 hours: 2 cops killed by militants in KashmirRediff.com4 Jun 2016
3 dead in militant attack in AnantnagRediff.com3 Jun 2016
Two BSF jawans killed in terrorist attack in AnantnagRediff.com3 Jun 2016
3 injured in firing in Bijbehara in KashmirRediff.com3 Jun 2016
Mehbooba enters the poll ring, but has a tough battle aheadRediff.com1 Jun 2016
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will on Wednesday file her nomination papers from the Anantnag assembly segment which fell vacant on the demise of her father and chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
Encounter on in Baramulla to flush out 2 militantsRediff.com27 May 2016
Take measures to deal with earthquake in J&k: Guv to CMRediff.com26 May 2016
Jawan injured in grenade attack in PulwamaRediff.com26 May 2016
Terrorists attack NC leader's convoy, kill copRediff.com25 May 2016
The terrorists also snatched the AK-47 rifle of the NC leader's personal guard.