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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 terrorists killed, 2 jawans injured in encounter in Kupwara

5 terrorists killed, 2 jawans injured in encounter in Kupwara

Rediff.com21 May 2016

Five militants were killed in a day-long fierce gunfight in frontier north Kashmir Kupwara district on Saturday.

Security forces deployed in Srinagar to prevent seperatists' rally

Security forces deployed in Srinagar to prevent seperatists' rally

Rediff.com21 May 2016

Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in large parts of Srinagar on Saturday to foil Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's rally to commemorate his father's death anniversary.

'There are no shortcuts to success'

'There are no shortcuts to success'

Rediff.com18 May 2016

Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan is thrilled that he stood second in his second attempt at cracking the prestigious UPSC civil services examination.

Denied molestation by soldier under pressure: Handwara girl

Denied molestation by soldier under pressure: Handwara girl

Rediff.com17 May 2016

Victim says she was held in police custody 'against her will'.

Celebrating 100 magnificent years of houseboats in Kashmir

Celebrating 100 magnificent years of houseboats in Kashmir

Rediff.com10 May 2016

On May 7 this year, they celebrated their 100-year milestone. Mukhtar Ahmad reports

Over 1 lakh pilgrims registered for Amarnath Yatra

Over 1 lakh pilgrims registered for Amarnath Yatra

Rediff.com9 May 2016

Over 1.43 lakh intending pilgrims have registered themselves for this year's Amarnath Yatra beginning from July 2.

Kulgam: Suspected terrorists loot rifles from police picket

Kulgam: Suspected terrorists loot rifles from police picket

Rediff.com8 May 2016

A senior police officer said a group of militants barged into the post manned by four cops deployed for guarding members of the minority community in Adijan village of Kulgam.

Army trooper killed in encounter with militants near LoC

Army trooper killed in encounter with militants near LoC

Rediff.com6 May 2016

A trooper was killed as army foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control in north Kashmir Kupwara sector.

India-China border meets: Armies resolve to maintain peace

India-China border meets: Armies resolve to maintain peace

Rediff.com1 May 2016

The border personal meeting was marked by saluting the national flags by both the delegations members.

J&K: Two youths killed in army firing

J&K: Two youths killed in army firing

Rediff.com12 Apr 2016

Two youth were killed and another wounded on Tuesday when security forces allegedly opened fire to disperse protesters in north Kashmir's Handwara town.

India, Pakistan hold flag meeting at LoC

India, Pakistan hold flag meeting at LoC

Rediff.com12 Apr 2016

Senior Indian and Pakistan army officers held a flag meeting at the Line of Control in the frontier Poonch district on Tuesday.

J&K government orders probe into NIT incident; 2 FIRs registered

J&K government orders probe into NIT incident; 2 FIRs registered

Rediff.com7 Apr 2016

While no one has been named in the two FIRs yet, the official said police is investigating the video evidence of the violence that took place on the days of incidents.

One militant killed in ongoing Pulwama encounter

One militant killed in ongoing Pulwama encounter

Rediff.com5 Apr 2016

A brief exchange of fire took place between security forces and militants at Shiekhpura in Lalpora area of Kupwara district, 100 kilometre from Srinagar, a police official said.

J&K gets first woman CM, BJP gets 2 more Cabinet berths

J&K gets first woman CM, BJP gets 2 more Cabinet berths

Rediff.com4 Apr 2016

Mehbooba also became the second Muslim woman to become the chief minister of any state in India.

Keeping PDP-BJP coalition intact is Mehbooba's biggest challenge

Keeping PDP-BJP coalition intact is Mehbooba's biggest challenge

Rediff.com4 Apr 2016

The challenges will be the real test of Mehbooba's leadership qualities and political acumen as she does not enjoy her father's stature and vast political experience.

Mehbooba Mufti declared PDP's chief ministerial candidate

Mehbooba Mufti declared PDP's chief ministerial candidate

Rediff.com24 Mar 2016

The legislature party of the PDP which met in Srinagar on Thursday afternoon unanimously chose Mehbooba Mufti as the chief ministerial candidate as also its leader.

'He just disappeared'

'He just disappeared'

Rediff.com22 Mar 2016

Seven years after he disappeared from the heart of Srinagar, Mehran Latief's family has not let go of Hope. Hope that they will see their son again. Soon.

Mehbooba meets BJP leaders, fuels hopes of revival

Mehbooba meets BJP leaders, fuels hopes of revival

Rediff.com21 Mar 2016

The PDP chief visited New Delhi on Monday and has reportedly called a meeting of party legislators to brief them about her talks with BJP leaders.

2 militants killed in encounter at Kupwara

2 militants killed in encounter at Kupwara

Rediff.com18 Mar 2016

The gunfight erupted after the army and police jointly surrounded Bhat Mohalla area of Handwara on specific information about presence of a group of militants there.

PHOTOS: Welcome to the Valley of Tulips

PHOTOS: Welcome to the Valley of Tulips

Rediff.com16 Mar 2016

You may be mistaken if you think this is Holland! This is Srinagar's beautiful tulip garden, the largest in Asia.

Two militants killed in Kashmir encounter

Two militants killed in Kashmir encounter

Rediff.com9 Mar 2016

An encounter broke out on Wednesday between militants and security forces in Awanitpora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district but no casualties have been reported so far.

Work is finally on to save Kashmir from another deluge

Work is finally on to save Kashmir from another deluge

Rediff.com9 Mar 2016

Massive dredging of the Jhelum, the main waterway crisscrossing the Kashmir Valley, is finally underway to prevent state capital Srinagar from the flooding it witnessed in September 2014.

2 militants trapped, fierce gunbattle erupts in Kulgam

2 militants trapped, fierce gunbattle erupts in Kulgam

Rediff.com6 Mar 2016

"The search operation was launched on specific information about presence of a group of militants inside a house in the village," the officer said.

2 CRPF troopers, 1 civilian killed, scores injured in militant attack in J-K

2 CRPF troopers, 1 civilian killed, scores injured in militant attack in J-K

Rediff.com21 Feb 2016

At least 2 CRPF trooper was dead on Saturday in a suspected militant attack on a forces' convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway near EDI Pampore. A CRPF spokesman Bhavesh Choudhury said that 10 others were injured in the attack.

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