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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 terrorists killed, 2 jawans injured in encounter in KupwaraRediff.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' rallyRediff.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'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 girlRediff.com17 May 2016
Victim says she was held in police custody 'against her will'.
Celebrating 100 magnificent years of houseboats in KashmirRediff.com10 May 2016
On May 7 this year, they celebrated their 100-year milestone. Mukhtar Ahmad reports
Over 1 lakh pilgrims registered for Amarnath YatraRediff.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 picketRediff.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 LoCRediff.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 peaceRediff.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 firingRediff.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 LoCRediff.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 registeredRediff.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 encounterRediff.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 berthsRediff.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 challengeRediff.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 candidateRediff.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'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 revivalRediff.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 KupwaraRediff.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 TulipsRediff.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 encounterRediff.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 delugeRediff.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 KulgamRediff.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-KRediff.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.