Violent protests after Hizb militant killed in Kupwara

Violent protests after Hizb militant killed in Kupwara

Security forces on Tuesday shot dead a top Hizbul Mujahideen militant in Jammu and Kashmir, triggering violent protests in Sopore to which he belonged. Police said Sameer Wani was killed after security forces surrounded a house in Nagri village in...
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Kashmiri Pandit family returns home, rejects township plan

Kashmiri Pandit family returns home, rejects township plan

A Pandit family on Tuesday visited their ancestral house at Lolab in north-Kashmir’s Kupwara district and condemned “agencies for conspiracies to create communal disharmony” in the state. Jaggar Nath Raina (80) putting up at Jagti Migrant Camp in Nagrota...
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Slain civilians laid to rest amid outpouring of grief

Slain civilians laid to rest amid outpouring of grief

The three civilians killed in Army firing in Handwara were laid to rest amid tears and sobs. The funeral prayers of Nayeem Qadir Bhat were offered at Higher Secondary School Grounds in Handwara town before being buried at the local...
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Avalanche hit in north Kashmir, killing two BRO labours

Avalanche hit in north Kashmir, killing two BRO labours

Two people were killed on Sunday when an avalanche hit a place near Sadhna Pass in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, a police officer said. “Two civilians, who were working as Beacon (Border Roads Organisation) labourers, came under an avalanche du...
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Chilai Kalaan inflicts grief on last day

Chilai Kalaan inflicts grief on last day

A teenage student was killed and two others injured when they were swept by an avalanche in Machhil area of Kupwara district Saturday morning. Today was the last day of ChilaiKalaan, the harshest 40-day period of winter that begins December...
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Protests, shutdown in Lolab against militant killings

Protests, shutdown in Lolab against militant killings

Complete shutdown was observed on Sunday in Diver, Dardpora, Lalpora and Sogam areas of Lolab against the killing of three Lashker-e Toiba militants in an encounter with army on Saturday at Dardpora village. Reports said that all shops and other...
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Avalanche hits Machhil in north Kashmir, killing a student

Avalanche hits Machhil in north Kashmir, killing a student

A teenage boy died and two others were injured after an avalanche struck the forest area of Machhil in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday morning. A police officer told Srinagar based news agency GNS that the avalanche hit the...
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Jan 27, 1994: When 27 civilians including 3 cops were gunned down by Indian Army

Jan 27, 1994: When 27 civilians including 3 cops were gunned down by Indian Army

It was on 27 January 1994 when the troopers of 31 Medium Regiment allegedly gunned down 27 civilians including three policemen in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district for observing shutdown on the eve of India’s Republic Day. Justice continues to elude...
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Suspension of 80 babus recommended for unauthorised leave

Suspension of 80 babus recommended for unauthorised leave

The Deputy Commissioner of Kupwara district in north Kashmir has recommended suspension of 80 employees after they were found absent from their duties without any authorisation, an official said today. “Deputy Commissioner of Kupwara, K R Ranjan, during ...
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Accused army man has admitted meeting missing Kupwara trio: Police

Accused army man has admitted meeting missing Kupwara trio: Police

Judicial remand of arrested trooper extended till Dec 19 The remand of Territorial Army (TA) man, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in disappearance of three residents of Kupwara, has been extended till December 19 while police said the...
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