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Sanjhi Ram planned Kathua girl's murder to save son

Sanjhi Ram planned Kathua girl's murder to save son

Rediff.com27 Apr 2018

Investigators say the aim of the kidnapping was to scare and drive away the nomadic Gujjar and Bakarwal communities from the Hindu dominated area.

One year on, life in shreds for Kashmir's 'human shield'

One year on, life in shreds for Kashmir's 'human shield'

Rediff.com8 Apr 2018

'Is this the message that India wants to send to Kashmir?'

J-K ignored warnings over shifting Pakistan terrorists outside Kashmir

J-K ignored warnings over shifting Pakistan terrorists outside Kashmir

Rediff.com18 Feb 2018

Investigations into the escape of dreaded Lashker-e-Tayiba terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jhatt from a busy hospital has brought to the fore lapses at different stages, especially the failure of the prosecution wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police as well as the state home department over hurriedly issuing orders for transfer of the accused to a central jail from Kathua in the Jammu region, it has emerged.

After a decade of probe, CBI closes case against sacked captain in naval war-room leak

After a decade of probe, CBI closes case against sacked captain in naval war-room leak

Rediff.com4 Feb 2018

The agonising wait for justice notwithstanding, the former navy captain soldiered on, doing low-paying jobs for Rs 20,000 a month and even ploughing farms owned by others to sustain his family. He has lost many jobs because of his past.

NIA takes Kashmir terror financing case from Delhi Police

NIA takes Kashmir terror financing case from Delhi Police

Rediff.com28 Jan 2018

The officials said the case was re-registered by the NIA recently and it has initiated investigations into it.

117 Kashmiri youths joined terrorist groups in 2017 so far

117 Kashmiri youths joined terrorist groups in 2017 so far

Rediff.com24 Dec 2017

The number is an all time high for the state with south Kashmir emerging as one of the main hubs, providing cadres to terrorist groups.

Dineshwar Sharma's visit to valley: Many favour talks with separatists

Dineshwar Sharma's visit to valley: Many favour talks with separatists

Rediff.com9 Nov 2017

From the necessity of talking to Hurriyat separatists to appointing a tehsildar, Dineshwar Sharma heard it all during his visit to the valley

No magic wand, but serious effort for peace: Dineshwar Sharma

No magic wand, but serious effort for peace: Dineshwar Sharma

Rediff.com5 Nov 2017

The former Intelligence Bureau director added that no one should jump to conclusions before the process of talks with various stakeholders in Kashmir began.

BSF jawan, killed by terrorists, was eager to join his battalion

BSF jawan, killed by terrorists, was eager to join his battalion

Rediff.com28 Sep 2017

Rameez Ahmed Parray was the sole bread earner of the family.

Kashmir terror funding: 2 accused give confessional statements against separatists

Kashmir terror funding: 2 accused give confessional statements against separatists

Rediff.com19 Sep 2017

The statements made before a judicial magistrate had tightened the case against separatists.

How a Hollywood film inspired security forces to hunt down Abu Dujana

How a Hollywood film inspired security forces to hunt down Abu Dujana

Rediff.com2 Aug 2017

The Hollywood blockbuster 'Zero Dark Thirty', it is learnt, played in the minds of security officials when they got tip of top LeT terrorist.

How LeT's Kashmir chief Abu Dujana was killed

How LeT's Kashmir chief Abu Dujana was killed

Rediff.com1 Aug 2017

An A+++ category terrorist, Dujana had taken over the reins of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in the Kashmir Valley after the group's divisional commander Abu Qassim was killed in 2013.

India pushes more troops in Doka La in longest impasse with China since 1962

India pushes more troops in Doka La in longest impasse with China since 1962

Rediff.com2 Jul 2017

India brought in more troops after the destruction of two of its bunkers and "aggressive tactics" adopted by the Chinese People's Liberation Army

'Give wings to their dreams': Army's idea to reform young stone-pelters

'Give wings to their dreams': Army's idea to reform young stone-pelters

Rediff.com11 Jun 2017

The Army believes the children, after returning from their multi-city tour, will narrate their experiences to other young Kashmiris, encouraging them to join the next group.

Army deploys through-the-wall radar to spot terrorists

Army deploys through-the-wall radar to spot terrorists

Rediff.com8 Jun 2017

Army can detect terrorists who might be hiding in wall cavities or false ceilings.

Forget stone-pelters, there's a new kind of terror in Kashmir

Forget stone-pelters, there's a new kind of terror in Kashmir

Rediff.com2 Jun 2017

Using phones and computers to spread rumours, jihadis are waging a new, unconventional war.

Turkey deports Kashmiri man who wanted to join IS

Turkey deports Kashmiri man who wanted to join IS

Rediff.com29 May 2017

Parvaiz had left home after an argument with his father, who wanted him to join a college while the son was interested in religious studies.

Is dragging a person for 28 km bravery, asks Kashmiri who was tied to a jeep

Is dragging a person for 28 km bravery, asks Kashmiri who was tied to a jeep

Rediff.com23 May 2017

Farooq Ahmed Dar said he was yet to be called by the police or the army -- which has instituted a court of inquiry into the incident of April 9 -- for his side of the story.

Why Kashmir's Pulwama has become a headache for security forces

Why Kashmir's Pulwama has become a headache for security forces

Rediff.com5 May 2017

The heightened militancy this year in Pulwama is receiving ground support with the local people posing maximum resistance to the forces.

Who is army's enemy number 1 in Kashmir?

Who is army's enemy number 1 in Kashmir?

Rediff.com23 Apr 2017

Fake or exaggerated news against the forces and the administration are feeding public anger, often leading to violence.

3 soldiers who gunned down Burhan Wani get Sena Medal

3 soldiers who gunned down Burhan Wani get Sena Medal

Rediff.com26 Jan 2017

Major Sandeep Kumar,Captain Manik Sharma and Naik Arvind Singh Chauhan gunned down the the poster boy of resurgent militancy in the Kashmir valley.

Nagrota attackers killed sentry with silencer-fitted weapon

Nagrota attackers killed sentry with silencer-fitted weapon

Rediff.com12 Dec 2016

This is the first time that suicide attackers have adopted this tactic.

Uri attackers scaled LoC fence using ladder: Probe

Uri attackers scaled LoC fence using ladder: Probe

Rediff.com16 Oct 2016

Army officials said one of the four attackers had infiltrated using the gaps along the fence near Salamabad nallah and erected a ladder on the Indian side of the fence, while the other three had a ladder on their side.

Meet the mute sentinels of Kashmir

Meet the mute sentinels of Kashmir

Rediff.com13 Oct 2016

Not only army personnel but Indian Army's canine 'soldiers' perform their duties in counter-insurgency operations.

Lashkar-e-Tayiba suffered maximum damage in surgical strikes

Lashkar-e-Tayiba suffered maximum damage in surgical strikes

Rediff.com9 Oct 2016

The sources said that the terrorists were not expecting an action by the Indian Army and therefore were taken by surprise.

For many in Kashmir, hitchhiking is the only option

For many in Kashmir, hitchhiking is the only option

Rediff.com25 Sep 2016

Desperate people waiting for a lift or walking on foot has become a common sight in the trouble-torn Kashmir Valley where public transport has remained suspended for the past 80 days.

Army intensifies combing operations in Uri, Naugam sectors

Army intensifies combing operations in Uri, Naugam sectors

Rediff.com21 Sep 2016

Army personnel continued their search operations but have not managed to reach the spot where the bodies were supposed to be lying.

Amid unrest in Kashmir, army launches operation 'Calm Down'

Amid unrest in Kashmir, army launches operation 'Calm Down'

Rediff.com13 Sep 2016

The army has quietly moved an entire brigade into south Kashmir to clear it of militants and protesters.

In Kashmir, it's easier to go past security than youngsters with sticks and Molotovs

In Kashmir, it's easier to go past security than youngsters with sticks and Molotovs

Rediff.com26 Aug 2016

Srinagar like any other part of Kashmir is witnessing the longest spell of curfew since July 8 when unrest broke out in the Valley.

Alternatives to pellet guns in few days: Rajnath

Alternatives to pellet guns in few days: Rajnath

Rediff.com25 Aug 2016

During a joint press conference with the Jammu-Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the home minister also said that there is no future for India without Kashmir.

Valiant dog 'Mansi', handler awarded for fighting militancy

Valiant dog 'Mansi', handler awarded for fighting militancy

Rediff.com14 Aug 2016

The four-year-old Labrador and her handler Bashir Ahmed War laid down their lives to prevent an infiltration bid by terrorists in north Kashmir.

Terrorists using 'calculator' to avoid surveillance by army

Terrorists using 'calculator' to avoid surveillance by army

Rediff.com6 Jun 2016

The technology is based on the concept of 'cognitive digital radio' that enables users to turn their smartphones into peer-to-peer, off-grid communication tools.

Kashmir turns red again as shopkeeper shot by militants

Kashmir turns red again as shopkeeper shot by militants

Rediff.com14 Jun 2015

The man succumbed to his injuries.

1 injured after vehicles in Pranab Mukherjee's convoy collide

1 injured after vehicles in Pranab Mukherjee's convoy collide

Rediff.com3 Jun 2015

Four vehicles in President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy collided while moving from Stockholm to Uppsala University.

E-Visa for Swedish nationals soon: President

E-Visa for Swedish nationals soon: President

Rediff.com2 Jun 2015

He addressed a seminar on India and Sweden in Stockholm.

PHOTOS: Snapshots from Pranab's Stockholm visit

PHOTOS: Snapshots from Pranab's Stockholm visit

Rediff.com2 Jun 2015

Sweden's backing to India was conveyed to President Pranab Mukherjee, who is in Stockholm on a state visit.

NIA looking for Afghan who recruits Maharashtra youth for IS

NIA looking for Afghan who recruits Maharashtra youth for IS

Rediff.com3 May 2015

An Afghan businessman is believed to be allegedly indoctrinating youth from Maharashtra to join the dreaded Islamic State.

Prez makes strong pitch for India as investment destination

Prez makes strong pitch for India as investment destination

Rediff.com16 Oct 2014

The President said Indian economy grew at 5.7 per cent during the first quarter of 2014-15.

Visa on Arrival for Norway nationals soon: Prez

Visa on Arrival for Norway nationals soon: Prez

Rediff.com14 Oct 2014

The Indian government had in January 2010 launched VoA scheme to attract more foreign tourists to India.

Court verdict in Vodafone case will help Nokia, other cos: Prez

Court verdict in Vodafone case will help Nokia, other cos: Prez

Rediff.com14 Oct 2014

The order in favour of Vodafone is being considered significant because some domestic companies too are involved in similar transfer pricing cases.

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