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Civilian killed, 3 injured in firing near Kupwara attack sitePeople gather before clashes broke out between security forces and villagers near the site of a gunbattle at Panzgam village of Kupwara, north of Srinagar, on April 27, 2017.— AFP

Civilian killed, 3 injured in firing near Kupwara attack site

27 Apr 2017 | 6:47 PM

SRINAGAR: A 70-year-old civilian was killed and three others received injuries in a firing incident on Thursday outside the Army camp in Kupwara district, which was attacked by militants on Thursday morning.

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Srinagar, April 27

A 70-year-old civilian was killed and three others received injuries in a firing incident on Thursday outside the Army camp in Kupwara district, which was attacked by militants on Thursday morning.

The state police said a mob gathered outside the Army camp in Panzgam village of Kupwara district where five persons -- three army soldiers and two militants, and resorted to stone pelting.

"A 70-year-old civilian has died in the firing outside the Panzgam Army camp, while three other civilians are injured," a police official said.

"A mob had gathered outside the camp after the encounter ended there in the morning. They resorted to heavy stone pelting at the camp, demanding the bodies of slain militants," the police official added.

The Army has not so far confirmed whether the security guards at the camp opened fire at the mob. — IANS

Centre approves all women battalion in J&K to deal with stone pelters

Centre approves all women battalion in J&K to deal with stone pelters

27 Apr 2017 | 5:56 PM

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday approved raising an all women battalion in the J&K Police to primarily deal with stone pelters in the Valley and sanctioned fund for the same.

Centre releases Rs 19k cr from PM’s package for J&K

Centre releases Rs 19k cr from PM’s package for J&K

27 Apr 2017 | 6:28 PM

NEW DELHI: The Centre has released an amount of Rs 19,000 crore out of the Rs 80,000 crore development package for Jammu and Kashmir announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India objects to Pak raising Kashmir issue at UN forum

India objects to Pak raising Kashmir issue at UN forum

27 Apr 2017 | 2:59 PM

UNITED NATIONS: India has strongly objected to Pakistan raising the Kashmir issue at a UN General Assembly session here, asserting that it is a bilateral matter which should not be brought up at the UN forum.

Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi arrested

Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi arrested

27 Apr 2017 | 3:34 PM

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday arrested separatist leader Asiya Andrabi under the Public Safety Act.

Govt bans 22 social media sites in Valley for a month

Govt bans 22 social media sites in Valley for a month

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

SRINAGAR: The state government today ordered one-month ban on 22 social media sites, mobile phone messengers and video-uploading sites in the Valley, which the security agencies believe are fuelling the protests.

PM Modi reviews Qazigund project

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress of key infrastructure sectors, including the Qazigund-Banihal tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir and the Char Dham Yatra project in Uttarakhand.

Governor’s rule still an option: Central leadership to state BJP

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: Notwithstanding repeated statements of BJP ministers and senior activists on “no threat to coalition”, the party high command has reportedly told state leaders that imposing the Governor’s rule in J&K is still an option in case there is no improvement in the security scenario.

Bickering in PDP over alliance with BJP

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: Serious differences have cropped up among PDP leaders over running the coalition government with the BJP in the state.

Party to discuss CM’s youth counselling proposal: Shah

Party to discuss CM’s youth counselling proposal: Shah

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

KOLKATA: BJP president Amit Shah today said his party would deliberate upon Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s proposal for counselling youths caught in the vortex of violence in the state.

Conduct research on projects related to J&K, says Governor

Conduct research on projects related to J&K, says Governor

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: Governor NN Vohra today said in research arena, some projects must relate to finding practical solutions to the problems of J&K.

Valley an ‘alien land’ for those born after exodusPlight of Pandits : PART-III

Valley an ‘alien land’ for those born after exodus

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: Though the return of 3.5 lakh displaced Kashmiri Hindus has been politicised and seems a distant reality in near future, social change has swept community members living as refugees in their own country for the last 27 years.

Cashless economy still distant dream

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: Notwithstanding tall claims of the Centre of encouraging e-transactions, the state is far behind in going cashless as poor Internet services and lack of knowledge force people to pay in cash only.

‘Langar’ body briefs Guv on yatra issues

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: A delegation of the Shri Amarnathji Barfani Langars Organisation, led by its president Vijay Thakur, called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here today.

Frequent rain, snowmelt up flood threat in Valley

Frequent rain, snowmelt up flood threat in Valley

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

SRINAGAR: The Valley is facing an imminent flood threat as the snow on mountains is melting fast due to the rising temperature and the water bodies are flowing at higher than normal level for the past few weeks.

Fresh landslips, Batote highway remains shut

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

DODA: The Kishtwar-Batote national highway was closed for vehicular traffic for the fourth consecutive day after fresh landslides and shooting stones hit the road near Drabshalla.

343 get jobs at Army youth fest

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

BARAMULLA: As many as 343 youth were placed in reputed firms during walk-in interviews organised on the sidelines of a two-day youth festival in Baramulla.

Pak troops contact Army over Census workers’ safety

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan army has contacted Indian Army officers to inform them about the movement of Census workers near the Line of Control (LoC).

Tae kwon do medallist calls on CM

Tae kwon do medallist calls on CM

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: Mansha Bashir, a Kashmiri girl who recently bagged a silver medal in an international tae kwon do competition at Bangkok, called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here today.

Batwals condemn Sukma Naxal attack

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: The J&K Batwal Association has demanded massive anti-naxal operations to eradicate red terrorism in the country.

Council for new practices to double farm income

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will adopt best cultivation practices to double farm income in the state.

Gujjars meet CM, seek rehab policy

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: Several deputations met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here today and brought many of their issues into her notice and sought their redressal.

BUS STAND PARKING PROJECT

Labourers halt work, seek wages

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: The work on the multi-level car parking-cum-commercial complex at the bus stand here today was halted for six hours following a protest by labourers over non-payment of dues by the construction company.

ATTACK ON NOMADS

Congress: Book ‘cow vigilantes’ under PSA

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: The Congress today condemned the attack on a nomad family in Reasi by alleged cow vigilantes and demanded that they be booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

State artist to attend painters’ camp

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: Kamlesh Kumar Gandhi, who had participated in 30 national and international camps in different parts of the country, has once again been chosen by the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi to attend the national painters’ camp at Dehradun.

BSNL launches 2 prepaid plans

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

Jammu: State-owned BSNL Circle Office, Jammu, launched promotional offers — “Dil khol ke bol” and “Nehle pe dehla”—for prepaid users on Wednesday.

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Remove roadside vendors in twin capital cities: HC

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

SRINAGAR: Taking a serious note of the traffic mess in Srinagar and Jammu, the High Court has directed the divisional administrations in both the capital cities to remove roadside vendors and construct designated bus stops.

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New architecture, nursing colleges to take students from this session

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: The government has decided to start the admissions to newly established nursing colleges, schools of architecture and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences from this academic session.

MHAC School principal gets award

MHAC School principal gets award

27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: The DAV College Management Committee has honoured the principal of Maharaja Harisingh Agri Collegiate (MHAC) School, Nagbani, Sween Puri with Mahatma Hansraj Award.

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