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Politicians can't mourn for long: Omar on Article 370 abrogation

Politicians can't mourn for long: Omar on Article 370 abrogation

Rediff.com18 hours ago

Two years after the special status of Jammu And Kashmir was abrogated and he was detained for 234 days, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday that after initially being 'deeply jaded' he had realised that as a politician he didn't have the right to 'mourn' for long and could not let down the people struggling for their basic constitutional rights.

Kashmiri youth visiting Pak infiltrating back as terrorists: Officials

Kashmiri youth visiting Pak infiltrating back as terrorists: Officials

Rediff.com3 days ago

Security agencies made a quick estimate of passports issued between 2015 and 2019, and found that out of the 40 youth who had gone to Bangladesh or Pakistan for studies, 28 had infiltrated back into the country as trained terrorists, the officials said.

Year after Amshipura fake encounter, father awaits justice

Year after Amshipura fake encounter, father awaits justice

Rediff.com6 days ago

'I have received Rs 5 lakh from the Jammu and Kashmir administration. Is that the price of my innocent son and others killed in cold blood'

Mehbooba aide charged with involvement in terrorist activities

Mehbooba aide charged with involvement in terrorist activities

Rediff.com26 Jul 2021

The special NIA judge charged him with being a member of a terror group, raising funds for them as well as aiding an outfit.

No follow-up results after meeting with PM: Farooq Abdullah

No follow-up results after meeting with PM: Farooq Abdullah

Rediff.com25 Jul 2021

"Trust is something that has been missing from both sides (Delhi and Srinagar). Successive prime ministers -- Jawaharlal Nehru, Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee -- made promises but the trust deficit has persisted," he added.

Pak ordnance factory involved in Jammu drone attack, says J-K DGP

Pak ordnance factory involved in Jammu drone attack, says J-K DGP

Rediff.com20 Jul 2021

Drones have added a new dimension to security threats from terror groups and investigations into the attack on the Jammu IAF station last month show the involvement of "non-State actors" supported by State actors such as the ordnance factory of Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday.

Jammu IAF base attack: Use of 'pressure fuse' hints at role of Pak army, ISI

Jammu IAF base attack: Use of 'pressure fuse' hints at role of Pak army, ISI

Rediff.com11 Jul 2021

The IED that pierced the rooftop of one of the IAF buildings at the Jammu airport carried less than one kg of RDX and a cocktail of other chemicals whereas the one that was dropped on the ground contained a little over one kg of the deadly explosives along with some ball bearings.

Lashkar suspected to be behind IAF station attack: J-K DGP

Lashkar suspected to be behind IAF station attack: J-K DGP

Rediff.com29 Jun 2021

The DGP, who has been monitoring the situation as well as the probe, said that in all likelihood, the unmanned aerial vehicles have flown in from across the border and returned after the operation.

End suppression in J-K to make dialogue process credible: Mehbooba

End suppression in J-K to make dialogue process credible: Mehbooba

Rediff.com27 Jun 2021

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said on Sunday the dialogue process initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jammu and Kashmir's mainstream leadership can gain credibility by ending what she called an 'era of oppression and suppression' in the union territory and understanding that a dissenting voice is not a criminal act.

Army unearths illegal call exchanges used by Pak spies

Army unearths illegal call exchanges used by Pak spies

Rediff.com10 Jun 2021

The officials said Pakistani intelligence operatives have adopted the modus operandi of investing in illegal call exchanges that switch Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls to normal Indian mobile calls.

PDP's Parra was an asset of Pak-based terror groups: Chargesheet

PDP's Parra was an asset of Pak-based terror groups: Chargesheet

Rediff.com6 Jun 2021

The chargesheet highlighted his links to Pakistan-trained Abu Dujana and Abu Qassim, who were killed in separate encounters with security forces, and went on to allege that he used to meet them personally as well as through Over Ground Workers.

Armed forces launch Op CO-JEET to fight Covid in India

Armed forces launch Op CO-JEET to fight Covid in India

Rediff.com3 May 2021

"Under the CO-JEET" plan, personnel of the three wings of the armed forces -- the Army, the Indian Air Force and the Navy -- have been pressed into service to help restore oxygen supply chains, set up COVID beds and provide help to the civilian administration in its fight to control the pandemic," said the Lt General, whose post of deputy chief integrated defence staff (medical) comes under the Chief of Defence Staff.

Terror groups in Pakistan switch to new messaging apps

Terror groups in Pakistan switch to new messaging apps

Rediff.com24 Jan 2021

Amid a raging debate over privacy offered by messaging platforms like WhatsApp, terrorist groups and their handlers from Pakistan are switching to new applications which include one developed by a Turkish company, officials in Srinagar said.

Shopian encounter: Captain charged with attempt to destroy evidence

Shopian encounter: Captain charged with attempt to destroy evidence

Rediff.com24 Jan 2021

Captain Bhoopendra Singh had also provided wrong information to his superiors and the police about the recovery made during the staged encounter, the charge sheet filed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police before the chief judicial magistrate in Shopian said.

Army Captain staged Amshipora encounter for Rs 20 lakh: Chargesheet

Army Captain staged Amshipora encounter for Rs 20 lakh: Chargesheet

Rediff.com10 Jan 2021

The case relates to the July 18, 2020 encounter at Amshipora in which three youths of Rajouri district -- Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohammed Ibrar -- were killed and branded as terrorists.

Kashmir encounter: Army may court marital soldiers

Kashmir encounter: Army may court marital soldiers

Rediff.com25 Dec 2020

General Officer in Command of the strategically located XV Corps Lt Gen B S Raju said the Summary of Evidence has been completed but refused to give away any details of the outcome.

Terrorists using virtual SIMs pose new security threat in Kashmir

Terrorists using virtual SIMs pose new security threat in Kashmir

Rediff.com4 Oct 2020

A detailed investigation done by the NIA and other security agencies indicated that over 40 virtual SIM cards were used in the Pulwama attack alone, and there are probably more of them floating in the cyberspace of the valley.

J-K SOG: From tracking social media to planning ops

J-K SOG: From tracking social media to planning ops

Rediff.com23 Sep 2020

With each team working on a dedicated task, the SOG is moving full steam ahead with its efforts to hit out at terrorists trying to make Srinagar their base, said senior officials anxious to recast the image of the force.

'Bleeding Heart was to replace Hurriyat in Kashmir'

'Bleeding Heart was to replace Hurriyat in Kashmir'

Rediff.com16 Sep 2020

Pak had realised in 2018 that Hurriyat Conference, the separatist conglomerate created by Inter-Services Intelligence, won't be able to deliver any more

How Army plans to wean J-K youths away from terror

How Army plans to wean J-K youths away from terror

Rediff.com13 Sep 2020

The results have been encouraging and "many prospective militants have been weaned away from terrorism," Lt Gen Raju said refusing to either divulge further details or numbers.

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