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Terrorists kill Rajasthan truck driver in Kashmir

Two terrorists, including a suspected Pakistani national, shot dead the driver of a Rajasthan truck and assaulted an orchard owner in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said. The deceased has been identified as Sharief Khan, they said, adding that the terrorists carried out the attack in Shirmal village in desperation as […]

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Pak gets little traction globally on Kashmir issue: Sources

Pakistan, which has launched a major lobbying effort, particularly in Washington and the United Nations, after India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, has received little traction on the issue, according to diplomatic sources in Washington, DC. Islamabad is being bluntly asked not to use the development in Kashmir for cross border terrorism or infiltration […]

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Modi, Shah earn place in history with Article 370 move: Arun Jaitley

The popular belief that the promise BJP made on Article 370 is an unachievable slogan has been proved wrong, says former Union Minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created history with his clarity and determination on the Kashmir issue, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday, asserting that the vision of party’s ideologue Syama […]

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Situation totally peaceful in J-K: Police

The situation in all three regions of Jammu and Kashmir is totally peaceful, amid unprecedented security cover and restrictions, top officials said on Tuesday. There are no untoward reports from anywhere in the state, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said from Srinagar, a day after the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and […]

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FAQ: Why is Article 370 so contentious?

All it took was one nondescript statement from a minister in the Narendra Modi government for the contentious issue of Article 370 to re-emerge in national focus. Minister of State Jitendra Singh’s comments that the Modi government was open to debate on the relevance of Article 370 that gives a special status to Jammu and […]

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3 steps to address the Kashmir problem

Giving economic aid to Kashmir is like giving TB medicine to a patient suffering from cancer and expecting it to work, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Given the abysmal standard of debates on Indian news television channels, one would have ignored the recent one on Kashmir aired on a respectable channel. The reason to […]

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Two Jammu and Kashmir men take up arms

Two men joined militant ranks in Baramulla police district, police said. On Monday, Hizbul Mujahideen district commander released a picture of Junaid Farooq, a post-graduation student, holding an AK-47 rifle on social media. Farooq is the other man to join militancy in Baramulla police district. “Farooq had no earlier affiliations. We are just checking how […]

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IAF’s Abhinandan’s unit gets ‘Falcon Slayers’ patches

The Indian Air Force has given new shoulder patches with titles ‘Falcon Slayers’ and ‘AMRAAM Dodgers’ to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Bison squadron in a tribute to his bravery in shooting down a F-16 jet of Pakistan during the aerial combat on February 27, officials said. The new patches given to the 51 Squadron […]

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2 LeT terrorists killed in Shopian encounter

Two Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists were on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hend Sitapur area in south Kashmir in the early hours of Sunday morning following a specific information about the presence of terrorists there, a […]