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Dhoni to perform guard duties, patrolling in Kashmir Valley

Dhoni to perform guard duties, patrolling in Kashmir Valley

Rediff.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 voters

A rally that cost Rahul many voters

Rediff.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Security of 18 separatists, 155 political persons withdrawn

Security of 18 separatists, 155 political persons withdrawn

Rediff.com20 Feb 2019

This is in addition to the four separatists whose security was withdrawn on Sunday.

Grenade attack at Lal Chowk, 11, including 7 soldiers, injured

Grenade attack at Lal Chowk, 11, including 7 soldiers, injured

Rediff.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 Gulmarg

7 killed as cable car plummets in Gulmarg

Rediff.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 Kashmir

Death toll rises to 33 as protests continue to boil in Kashmir

Rediff.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 attack

J&K: 13 CRPF jawans injured in grenade attack

Rediff.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 killing

11 killed, 200 hurt as Kashmir turns violent over Wani's killing

Rediff.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 encounter

Top Hizbul Mujahideen commander killed in encounter

Rediff.com8 Jul 2016

Burhan Wani, the top Hizbul Mujaheedin commander was the poster boy of the outfit and was active in south Kashmir.

Amarnath yatra begins amid tight security

Amarnath yatra begins amid tight security

Rediff.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 Kashmir

Police officer, 2 civilians wounded in militant attack in south Kashmir

Rediff.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 police

2 LeT militants killed in Pulwama encounter; locals clash with police

Rediff.com30 Jun 2016

The slain militants are reported to belong to the district.

Worst attack in recent times: 8 CRPF jawans killed in J&K ambush

Worst attack in recent times: 8 CRPF jawans killed in J&K ambush

Rediff.com26 Jun 2016

CRPF DG K Durga Prasad said the terrorists were clean shaven and that "shows" that they were fidayeen attackers.

Mehbooba Mufti wins Anantnag bypoll over 12,000 votes

Mehbooba Mufti wins Anantnag bypoll over 12,000 votes

Rediff.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 town

Terrorists hurl grenades at police vehicle in North Kashmir town

Rediff.com23 Jun 2016

The grenade missed the target and exploded on the roadside without causing any damage.

3 terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir

3 terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir

Rediff.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 bypoll

Only 34% voters cast ballot in Anantnag bypoll

Rediff.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 Kashmir

1 militant killed in encounter in Kashmir

Rediff.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 encounter

Two terrorists killed in Sopore encounter

Rediff.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 Kupwara

J&K: 4 militants, 1 soldier killed in ongoing encounter in Kupwara

Rediff.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 on

Infiltration bid foiled near LoC, 5 soldiers injured; gunfight on

Rediff.com14 Jun 2016

A defence spokesman this evening confirmed five soldiers were injured in the gunfight so far.

Terrorist, woman killed in attack on CRPF camp in Udhampur

Terrorist, woman killed in attack on CRPF camp in Udhampur

Rediff.com13 Jun 2016

One of the women later succumbed to injuries in the hospital.

Kashmiri Pandits pay obeisance at Kheer Bhawani temple

Kashmiri Pandits pay obeisance at Kheer Bhawani temple

Rediff.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 Kulgam

Four policemen injured in militant attack in Kulgam

Rediff.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.

Mehbooba enters the poll ring, but has a tough battle ahead

Mehbooba enters the poll ring, but has a tough battle ahead

Rediff.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.

Terrorists attack NC leader's convoy, kill cop

Terrorists attack NC leader's convoy, kill cop

Rediff.com25 May 2016

The terrorists also snatched the AK-47 rifle of the NC leader's personal guard.

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