1283 Candidates In Fray For 422 Wards Going To Polls In Phase-I: CEO

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1283 Candidates In Fray For 422 Wards Going To Polls In Phase-I: CEO

The Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir, Shaleen Kabra  expressed satisfaction over the response shown by the contestants vis-à-vis filing nominations for the upcoming Urban Local Bodies polls in J&K.

Kabra said a substantial number of nominations have been filed across the State including Kashmir valley.

He said for three wards of Srinagar Municipal Corporation going to polls in the first Phase on October 8, eleven nominations have been filed, out of which eight were found valid after scrutiny. In the second phase, 20 wards are going to polls in Srinagar and the number of nominations filed till date for this Phase is 88.

For the 3rd Phase in Srinagar, he said 85 nominations have been filed for 26 wards. He said the final figure of nominations will be announced after all the formalities are complete. Kabra said for Srinagar Municipal Corporation, there is hardly any ward which is going unopposed.

He said for the first phase nomination process has ended and the list of contesting candidates is being finalized while the process for the second phase is on and will end with the list of contesting candidates being finalized on October 1, 2018.

While giving details regarding nominations filed so far across the state, the CEO said that for the first phase, a total of 422 wards out of 1145 wards in the state are going to polls. He said for this Phase 1473 nominations were filed and after scrutiny 1441 nominations were declared valid.

He added that subsequently there were some withdrawals also and 1283 contestants are now in the fray for these 422 wards in the entire state.

Kabra said, for the second phase, 384 wards of 30 municipal bodies are going to polls for which 1198 nominations were filed out of which 1177 nominations were found valid after the scrutiny. And since there is still time to withdraw the nominations, so we will have a final list of contesting candidates after 3 pm on Monday, he added.

The CEO said that the total number of nominations so far received, in all the phases are put together has crossed 3400 approximately. And for Phase, 3rdthe last date of nomination was today while for phase four the last date of nomination is October 01, 2018.

Kabra added that in case of Jammu province, a total number of 743 nominations have been filed in eight places comprising of 454 wards both JMC as well as municipal committees.

Rajouri and Poonch too have been in the first phase where they will be going to polls on November 8. There are one uncontested in contestant in Poonch and three in Thannamandi and one in Nowshera, he added.

Important News From Director Of School Education Regarding Examination Of Class 11th 

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Important News From Director Of School Education Regarding Examination Of Class 11th 

 

Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo today said the decision to hold Class 11th examinations through J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has been taken in the larger academic interest of the students so that they are well prepared for Class 12th and professional competitive examinations.

The Director Education said that the decision to conduct Class 11th Examination through JKBOSE was, in fact, taken on the insistent demand of the students and parents, who wanted this examination to be conducted with serious-mindedness and in a structured manner like Class 10th and 12th examinations.
Maintaining that the department is receiving overwhelmingly positive public feedback over the conduct of Class 11th examinations through BOSE, he said the examination is an integral part of the education system, aimed at measuring the performance level of the students and monitoring the educational standards, as the results are used as output measures for accountability purposes.
Seeking cooperation of the parents, students and other stakeholders, especially the private educational institutions, in the smooth and timely conduct of these examinations, Dr Itoo said the Education Department has already issued instructions to all the heads of institutions to organize special counselling sessions for students through subject specific teachers/lecturers and counseling experts on how to overcome exam stress and also address their concerns, if any.

He said circular instructions have also been issued to the heads of educational institutions to ensure completion of the syllabus before the commencement of examinations next month.

“Wherever required extra classes would be organized to ensure completion of syllabus at the earliest,” DSEK said and impressed upon all heads of institutions that there should be no complaint from students about the non-completion of syllabus in any case.

United Nations Chief Concerned Over Kashmir Situation

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United Nations Chief Concerned Over Kashmir Situation

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has voiced concern over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir while encouraging “positive dialogue” to resolve the disagreements peacefully.

He also said the UN welcomes a greater role for India in addressing regional peace and security challenges.

“On the development front, India already is, and can become an even greater regional development force, helping other countries of the region forge a better future,” Guterres told PTI in an email interview here ahead of his visit to India beginning Monday.

He said the UN welcomed a greater role for India in addressing regional peace and security challenges.

“I remain concerned by the situation in Jammu and Kashmir – I encourage positive dialogue for disagreements to be resolved peacefully,” he said.

The UN chief will be in India October 1 to 3 during when he will meet with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.

His visit coincides with the beginning of events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2019.

Guterres said he greatly appreciated India for its significant contributions to the UN. India ranks as the fourth largest troop contributing country, with a total of 6,719 uniformed personnel serving in ten UN peacekeeping missions.

“The dedication and sacrifice of India’s uniformed personnel are deeply valued and are a model for many others,” he said.

He also highly commended India’s contribution to addressing the urgent global challenge of climate change, particularly under the Paris Agreement.  “Climate change is moving faster than we are, and if we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change,” he said.

Guterres noted that India had not been spared the consequences of climate change, as he cited Kerala’s worst monsoon flooding in recent history and offered his heartfelt condolences to all affected by the floods.

He noted that more than 37 million Indians living along the coastline were vulnerable to sea-level rise.

Guterres said India’s steadfast efforts against climate change were very much in line with the country’s domestic development goals, which in turn make India a leader in global climate action.

Describing India as a champion of the global South, he said the country through its Development Partnership Fund with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation supports Southern-owned and Southern-led demand-driven and transformational sustainable development projects across the developing world.

“We are grateful for India’s generous contribution towards this initiative,” he said.

Guterres also paid tribute to Indian women, who he said have excelled in every sphere of economic and public life, both at home and internationally.

He said Kiran Bedi, who served as the first female United Nations Police Advisor, and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, the first female President of the General Assembly, have been “trailblazers” in the world organisation.

“Empowering women is equivalent to empowering communities for a better future. It is also a necessary condition for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” he said.

Militants Attack Police Station Shopian, One Policeman Killed

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Militants Attack Police Station Shopian, One Policeman Killed

A policeman was killed after Militants attacked police station Shopian in South Kashmir on Sunday early morning.

Reports reaching GNS said that some militants opened indiscriminate fire on Police station Shopian today morning resulting in injuries to a cop.

A police officer when contacted said that militants hurled a grenade followed by firing on the police station. The officer said that one cop, manning the gate sustained serious injuries in the incident and was taken to nearby hospital where he succumbed. The officer identified slain cop as Sakiq Mohi Din of Zawoora.

As per reports the militants managed to escape and also decmaped service rifle from the slain.

HADITH FOR THE DAY

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HADITH FOR THE DAY

BY

TAWHEED WANI

Abu Malik Al-Harith bin Asim Al-Ash`ar (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “Wudu’ is half of Salah; the utterance of (Al-hamdu lillah – all praise belongs to Allah) fills the Scales of good actions; the utterance of (Subhan Allah wa Al-hamdu lillah) (Allah is far removed from every imperfection and all praise belongs to Allah) fills the space between the heavens and the earth, and Salat (prayer) is light; and charity is the proof of Faith; and endurance is light, and the Qur’an is a plea in your favour or against you. Every person departs; he either ransoms it or puts it into perdition”. [Muslim].

DDC Kupwara Visits Cocoon Auction Market

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DDC Kupwara Visits Cocoon Auction Market

 

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District Devlopment Commisioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today visited the Five Days Cocoon Auction Market at Sericulture Office Complex Kupwara.

The auction market has commenced sale on 27th of this month and will continue till October 1st 2018 .The buyers from west Bengal besides local buyers and the Government agencies, JK Industries are taking part in auction Process.

it was given out that the Cocoon production in the District has been targeted to 60000 kgs Out of which 40000 kgs cocoon have been transacted in the Cocoon Auction Market till date .The highest bid in the market was recorded Rs.1220 per kg.
The DDC on the occasion inspected the stalls and also interacted with farmers and buyers. He stressed for more and more employment generation programmes to be initiated to overcome the issue of unemployment in the District. He also impressed upon the concerned officers to involve self help groups of NRLM with the industry. The DDC distributed intensive bonous among the farmers who have worked hard to develop the Sericulture Sector.

Among others District Sericulture Officer Kupwara, Fayaz Ahmad, District Sericulture officer Bandipora, Khurshid Ahmad Shah besides all the Zonal incharges of sericulture department were present.

Hitting Out On Pak, Rajnath Hints ‘Something Big Has Happened’

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Hitting Out On Pak, Rajnath Hints ‘Something Big Has Happened’

 

Referring to the killing of Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Narendra Singh, whose throat was slit by the Pakistani troops near the International border in Jammu on September 18, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that “something big has happened in past two-three days” across the border to avenge the brutal killing of the soldier.

Addressing a public gathering here on Friday after unveiling the statue of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 111th birth anniversary, the Home Minister said, “Our neighbouring country Pakistan keeps fostering unrest in India.

It’s not refraining from its evil activities. People often ask how they mistreat our Border Security Force jawans.”

He added, “Kuchh hua hai, main bataunga nahin. Theek thaak hua hai.

Vishwas rakhna theek thaak hua hai do teen din pehle. Aur aage bhi dekhiyega kya hoga. (Something has happened. I won’t reveal it now.

Something big has happened.

Trust me, something really big has happened two-three days ago.

And you will also see what happens in future).”

Singh said the brutal killing of the BSF soldier has prompted an alert across the International Border (IB) and the LoC.

“The brutal incident has prompted the security forces to issue a “high alert” across the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) even as the Border Security Force (BSF) had lodged a strong complaint with its counterparts -the Pakistan Rangers,” he said.

Rajnath gave the BSF a free hand to retaliate in case of firing from the Pakistani side, “Maine apne Border Security Force ke jawanon ko kaha tha, padosi hai, pehli goli matt chalana, lekin ek bhi goli agar udhar se chal jaati hai to phir apni goliyon ko matt gin’na.

(I told our BSF soldiers that they (Pakistan) is our neighbour, do not shoot first but if they (Pakistan) shoot even a single bullet first, then, do not count our bullets)”.

A day ahead, India marked two years of the surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Singh said, “I remember the day the prime minister, showing his strong willpower, gave a go-ahead to the Army and our soldiers crossed the border and hit the enemy hard. Only one of our commandos sustained injuries.”

The strikes were conducted on September 29, 2016, by the Indian Army in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) in response to the Uri terror attack wherein 18 Army personnel were killed.

A team of commandos from the Army’s Para Special Forces destroyed at least four terrorist launch pads.

Students Of 11th Class Oppose Board Decision, Hold Protest In Srinagar Central Kashmir

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Students Of 11th Class Oppose Board Decision, Hold Protest In Srinagar Central Kashmir

 

Higher Secondary Students (Class 11th) from different institutions on Saturday staged a protest demonstration against the JKBOSE for conducting their exams under Board supervision.

Scores of the class 11th students assembled here in press enclave chanting slogans against concerned board and holding banners which read, “We want Justice”, “Board exam boycott exams” “Revoke the decision”.

Protesting students said that till now board had not conducted 11th class exam and they will not appear in the exam since they have not completed their syllabus so far. Moreover the concerned schools should conduct their exams as they have been doing.

‘Indian Army Will Carry Out Another Surgical Strike, If Required’

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‘Indian Army Will Carry Out Another Surgical Strike, If Required’

Former Nagrota Corps commander, Lieutenant General Rajendra Nimbhorkar has said that Pakistan would never accept the reality that Indian Army successfully destroyed militant launch pads set up on Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) two years back. The senior Army officer, who was a part of the operation, asserted that India can undertake a similar operation again, if required.

“Pakistan is Pakistan, they will never accept that Indian Army executed this. But the world knows it happened, the government has released evidence from time to time. Whether they want to believe it or not is up to them,” he said.

Lt. General Nimbhorkar further said that if required, the Indian Army would once again carry out the same exercise in the near future.

“If our Army Chief says that we need to launch another strike in the area as Pakistan is sheltering terrorists, we are ready for it,” he said.

“If one looks closely, after we conducted a surgical strike in PoK, no international community spoke against us. This clearly shows that India was not wrong and also paved way for us to carry out the similar operation in the future,” he added.

The government of India (GoI) has organized a three-day Army exhibition, Parakram Parv, to mark the second anniversary of surgical strikes, which were carried out against terror camps across the Line of Control in PaK.

Parakram Parv will be celebrated till September 30.

J&K Government Issues Order For Transfers And Postings Of 32 KAS Officers/ Tehsildars/ Naib Tehsildars

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J&K Government Issues Order For Transfers And Postings Of 32 KAS Officers/ Tehsildars/ Naib Tehsildars

 

Government had issued orders of Transfers and postings of  32 KAS officers/Tehsildars/Naib Tehsildars, Read Order Below:::::::::

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HADITH FOR THE DAY

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HADITH FOR THE DAY

BY

TAWHEED WANI

 

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Allah has divided mercy into one hundred parts; and He retained with Him ninety-nine parts, and sent down to earth one part. Through this one part creatures deal with one another with compassion, so much so that an animal lifts its hoof over its young lest it should hurt it”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Rs 2 Lakh Reward On Deserted SPO Of Jammu And Kashmir Police

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Rs 2 Lakh Reward On Deserted SPO Of Jammu And Kashmir Police

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday announced a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of an SPO, who fled with seven rifles and a pistol from the house of a lawmaker here.

A police spokesman said that Rs 2 lakh reward will be given to anyone who gives information about the deserter cop and the weapons .

SPO Aadil Bashir posted as security guard with senior PDP leader and MLA Wachi decamped with seven service rifles and a pistol from the Jawahar Nagar residence of the lawmaker sending the entire security grid in a tizzy.

Astt Inspector General (AIG) Of Punjab Police Raped A Law Student

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Astt Inspector General (AIG) Of Punjab Police Raped A Law Student

 

Based on a complaint lodged by the woman on September 18, Inspector General (crime and women) Vibhu Raj has been asked to probe the allegations levelled by the victim against Uppal.

The assistant inspector general of police (AIG), however, refuted the allegations, terming them as baseless.

A case under Sections 376c (sexual intercourse by person in authority), 354D (stalking), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 498 (Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman) of the IPC and sections 25, 54, 59 under the Arms Act was registered against Uppal, the official said.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Lakhbir Singh said according to the statement of the 26-year-old victim, she was allegedly raped twice on gunpoint by the accused.

“The case has been registered at Cantonment police station and further investigations are underway,” he said.

The student had filed her complaint on September 18 before the commissioner of police, Amritsar.

In her complaint, she alleged that AIG Uppal posted in Chandigarh had been calling her repeatedly for the last three months and forcing her to keep sexual relations with him, Lakhbir Singh said.

Notably, the complainant is married and is a mother of a six-year-old child.

She claimed that the AIG was known to her mother, the official said.

After receiving the complaint, the commissioner of police forwarded it to the Punjab Police Headquarters at Chandigarh for further investigation.

Later, a senior woman police officer of IG rank was asked to investigate the complaint.

The student, who had also accused the AIG of criminal intimidation, submitted some video clips to the police against Uppal.

Seven AK 47 Rifles, A Pistol And Ammunition Deserted By PSO Of PDP MLA Wachi

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Seven AK 47 Rifles, A Pistol And Ammunition Deserted By PSO Of PDP MLA Wachi

PDP MLA advocate Aijaz Mir, SPO has deserted with 07 Ak 47 rifles, a pistol & ammunition from official residence of MLA Wachi at Jawahir Nagar in Srinagar

Search operations intensified in the area sources to @news24tvchannel.

School Found Locked Four Teachers Suspended By Chief Education Officer

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School Found Locked Four Teachers Suspended By Chief Education Officer

 

The Chief Education Officer, Rajouri placed four teachers under suspension in Khawas/ Mogla area of Rajouri district.

The action was taken after a team under the supervision of DIET Principal found Govt Primary School Karlai (Mogla) locked at 9.30 am and students waiting for the teachers outside.

Both the teachers Mukesh Kumar and Popla Devi were placed under suspension. Teacher Surjeet Singh of GPS Gundi Jattan in Khawas and Santosh Kumari of MS Ranthal, Khwas were also placed under suspension of the basis of public complaints and poor performance. In Gundi school Mid Day Meals was not being provided for the last three months.

Without Participation Of Major Regional Parties Elections Are Meaningless: National Conference

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Without Participation Of Major Regional Parties Elections Are Meaningless: National Conference

National Conference today asserted that people from all corners of the state have put up a brave front against machinations aimed to fiddle with Art 35 A.

Addressing a meeting of party functionaries from Amira Kadal constituency, party’s Additional General Secretary Sheikh Mustafa Kamal said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are ready to give sacrifices for the protection of the Art 35 A.

“Major regional mainstream parties are on the same page as far as participation in the ULB and Panchayat elections are concerned. Therefore the idea of holding ULB and Panchayat elections is farcical and ill timed,” he said adding, “the sparse participation of the candidates and the non participation of the major regional parties would prove the whole exercise a farcical one.”

Additional General Secretary said that the participation of BJP and Congress is vindictive of the fact that both these parties are detrimental towards the interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “The participation of congress in the upcoming ULB and Panchayat polls has revealed the real face of this party,” he said.

The meeting was presided over by party’s Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani. Addressing the gathering Nasir termed the situation in the valley as turbulent which needs immediate attention of the governor administration.

He maintained that rampant night crackdowns and other human right violations are order of the day. “The violence related incidents have also started taking place in the districts that were considered rather peaceful, the security situation in these districts is also grim,” he said.

Nasir said that the state administration instead of making corrective measures to address the fast deteriorating security situation in the valley is more interested in ‘cosmetic measures’.

Provincial President asserted that PDP disrespected the people’s mandate by joining hands with BJP thereby putting the state to flames.

The meet was attended by party functionaries including Party Treasurer Shammi Oberoi, District President Srinagar Peer Afaq Ahmad, Incharge Sgr Parliamentary constituency Mushtaq Guroo, YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar, Provincial President Women’s Wing Sabia Qadri, Mudasir Shahmiri and others.

65 Year Old Woman Robbed, Assulted By A Young Driver

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65 Year Old Woman Robbed, Assulted By A Young Driver

 

Based on the colour of the saree the victim was wearing, the police checked CCTV cameras and zeroed in on the autorickshaw in which the woman was travelling that day.

Rajani has reportedly confessed to have molested the woman.
The MUMBAI Crime Branch on Thursday arrested a 31-year-old historysheeter for allegedly assaulting and robbing a 65-year-old woman last Friday.

The accused, Jignesh Rajani, alias Jivala, who stays in Malad and works as an autorickshaw driver, told the woman that he knew her son and asked her to get into his vehicle.

He drove her around for two hours after which he allegedly assaulted her at an isolated area and fled with her jewellery and cash worth around Rs 50,000.

The woman, who made her way to the main road with the help of local residents, was taken to a hospital where she has been admitted.

Rajani has reportedly confessed to have molested the woman.

Soon after the incident, the local police station was intimated where an FIR on charges of cheating and assault has been registered.

Unit 11 of the Crime Branch was asked to investigate the incident. Since the senior citizen was in a state of shock, she could not tell the police much about the accused. Based on the colour of the saree the victim was wearing, the police checked CCTV cameras and zeroed in on the autorickshaw in which the woman was travelling that day.

The police then traced Rajani and detained him initially.

During questioning, Rajani reportedly told the police that he had seen the woman standing at a bus stop.

With an intention to rob her, he went to the woman and told her that he knew about her son.

He also told the woman that her son had an extra-marital relationship and he was with a woman at a nearby hotel, an officer said.

The accused volunteered to take her to the hotel so that she could confront her son.The woman then agreed to travel with him.

Clashes During Cordon And Search Operation (CASO) In Bandipora North Kashmir

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Clashes During Cordon And Search Operation (CASO) In Bandipora North Kashmir

Clashes broke out at Gundpora locality of village Onangam in North Kashmir’s Bandipora District after government forces launched Cordon and search operation here on Friday.

Official sources said that 27 RR and SOG have cordoned off Gundpora in search of militants.

As the cordon continued, youth hit the streets and pelted rocks on forces to sabotage their operation, witnesses said.

The forces return fired tear gas shells to disperse them.

Clashes were going on when this report was filed.

Kashmir Shuts Against Civilian Killing In Srinagar

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Kashmir Shuts Against Civilian Killing In Srinagar

Shutdown is being observed in Kashmir valley on Friday against the killing of a youth in Srinagar during a forces operation on Thursday.

The protest shutdown call was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik against the killing of Saleem Malik during a CASO in Noorbagh area of Srinagar.

Commercial establishments, shops and educational institutions are closed in capital city Srinagar while public transport, except private vehicles, is off the roads.

Authorities have imposed restrictions in many downtown parts of Srinagar to thwart protests.

Reports of shutdown have also been received from other district headquarters of the valley.

HADITH FOR THE DAY

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HADITH FOR THE DAY

BY

UMER KASHMIRI

 

`Amr bin Shu`aib reported on his father’s authority that his grandfather (May Allah be pleased with him) said: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Command your children to perform Salat (prayer) when they are seven years old, and beat them for (not offering) it when they are ten, and do not let (boys and girls) sleep together”. [Abu Dawud].

Three Lashkar-e-Toiba, One Hizbul-ul-Mujahideen Militant Killed In Budgam And Anantnag, 15 Injured In Clashes  

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Three Lashkar-e-Toiba, One Hizbul-ul-Mujahideen Militant Killed In Budgam And Anantnag, 15 Injured In Clashes  

 

Three militants, one of them from Lashker-e-Toiba and two from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfits, were killed in two separate encounters with government forces in southern Anantnag and central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday.  Also, fifteen persons were injured in government forces action during massive clashes that ensured the gun battles.

A police official told GNS Police, CRPF and Army in the wee hours launched a cordon-and-search operation at Gazi Gund Dooru in Anantnag.

During the searches, he said, encounter started off between joint government forces and militants and in the ensuing gun battle, a local militant identified as Asif Malik who was operating as commander of LeT and an army Soldier were killed. Malik, according to the officer was involved in several attacks on government forces including the killing of CRPF men at Achabal this year. He identified the slain soldier as Happy Singh of 19 Rashtriya Rifles.

Confirming the killing, SSP Anantnag,  Altaf Khan said that the CASO was launched based on information about the presence of militants in the area.  He said arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted soon after the news about the encounter spread in the area and in clashes, five persons sustained injuries and have been hospitalized.

At Panzan in Chadoora area of Budgam district, a police official said that an encounter between government forces and militants started early Thursday morning and two militants identified as Sheeraz Ahmad Bhat of Kralwari Chadoora and Irfan Ahmad Dar of Kakapora Pulwama, affiliated with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, were killed. “Irfan Ahmad Dar was working as SPO and had deserted a couple of months ago,” the police official said.

He said militants fired on a search party from a nearby mosque and subsequently area was taken into cordon. “The local Auqaf Committee was engaged to convince the militants to come out. Government forces also appealed the militants to come out  However, they turned down the offer and consequently the operation had to be carried out in a deliberate manner keeping intact the sanctity of the mosque,” the official said. In the operation, he said, one forces’ personnel also sustained bullet injuries and was evacuated to hospital for medical treatment.

Meanwhile, soon after the news spread in the area about the gun battle, scores of youth took to streets and staged massive protests. The government forces responded with force, using teargas canisters, pellets and live ammunition to quell the protesters. At least ten persons were injured and they were identified, as per official sources as Mohammad Amir Bhat (bullet injury in left leg) son of Asadullah. He has been referred to SKIMS here.

Persons with pellet injuries were identified as Ajaz Ahmad Ganie (left eye and face) of Chadoora, Imtiyaz Ahmad (20 year old having injuries in face, chest and left arm) son of Farooq Ahmad Mir of Pazan Chadoora , 20-year-old Towseef Ahmad age (injuries on whole body) son of Manzoor Ahmad of Chadoora,  Haider (injuries on shoulder) of Chadoora, Imran (18-year-old; injuries on face) of Ompura,  Mohammad Iqbal (20-year-old with injuries in left eye) son of Abdul Gani of Chadoora, 19-year-old Irfan (injuries on face and chest) son of Mohammad Yousef of Chadoora, Bilal Ahmad (17-year-old with injuries in right eye) son of Manzoor Ahmad Lone of Chadoora  and 32-year-old Showket Ahmad  (injury on left eye) son of Ghulam Mohammad Chopan of Pazan Chadoora. 

Hizb Militant Arrested In Baramulla Area Of North Kashmir

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Hizb Militant Arrested In Baramulla Area Of North Kashmir

Bhat Yasir/KNN

 

Security Forces arrested a militant at Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, police said.

Arif Hussain Lone was apprehended during a cordon and search operation launched by 52rr and SOG Kreeri at Nowpora, said an police Official to KNN.

He said one pistol was recovered from the arrested militant. In this Regard case FIR 69/2018 under section 7/27 Arms Act was registered in police station kreeri against Lone.

More Than 100 Vehicles Stranded Due To Landslide On Srinagar-Jammu National Highway

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More Than 100 Vehicles Stranded Due To Landslide On Srinagar-Jammu National Highway

 

Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the 294 km road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country.

There was a landslide at Maroog in Banihal area of the district resulting in closure of the highway, traffic police officials said.

Road clearance operation was on, they said, adding it would take four to five hours to make the highway trafficable.

Budgam Gunfight Update: Two Hizbul Mujahedeen Militants Killed In Budgam: Police

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Budgam Gunfight Update: Two Hizbul Mujahedeen Militants Killed In Budgam: Police

 

Police said on Thursday that two militants, one among them a former special police officer (SPO) were killed in an encounter in Budgam district of central Kashmir.

A police spokesman in a statement issued here this afternoon said that Hizb militants Sheeraz Ahmad Bhat of Kralwari Chadoora and Irfan Ahmad Dar of Kakapora, Pulwama were killed in an encounter in Panzan area of Budgam this afternoon.

“Irfan Ahmad Dar was working as SPO and had deserted a couple of months ago,” the spokesman said.

He said that the mlitants fired on a search party from a nearby mosque and subsequently area was taken into cordon,” the spokesman said.

“The local Auqaf Committee was engaged to convince the militants to come out of the mosque. However, the militants turned down the offer and consequently the operation had to be carried out in a deliberate manner keeping intact the sanctity of the mosque,” the spokesman said, adding “ In this operation, one solider also sustained bullet injuries and was evacuated to hospital for medical treatment,”

In Chowkibal Kupwara A Non  Local Beacon Official Killed In Army Ambush

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In Chowkibal Kupwara A Non  Local Beacon Official Killed In Army Ambush

A non-local Beacon official was killed during an army ambush in Chowkibal area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.

A police official told that an ambush was laid by the army in Sayedaan Pathra Kakva Gali Kralpora.

“Ambush was laid by army in Sayedaan Pathra Kakva Gali Kralpora in which a non-local beacon official was killed,” he said, adding they are ascertaining the rest of the details.

Initial reports suggest that the deceased was not a resident of Kashmir. “His identity is being ascertained,” said the official. 

Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said they were ascertaining the details.

Beacon is a project of the Border Roads Organisation which develops and maintains roads in the border districts of India.