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Army jawan, brother killed in Doda
Jammu, July 31
Army jawan Tariq Hussain (23) and his brother Jaan Mohammed (13) were killed by militants at Lohara-Thawa village in Bhaderwah tehsil of Doda today. According to the police, unidentified terrorists raided their house and killed them on the spot.

Ladakhi artistes wearing traditional attire arrive to perform during the opening ceremony of World Music Festival in Leh on Saturday. A total of 60 participants from different countries are participating in a two-day festival.
Ladakhi artistes wearing traditional attire arrive to perform during the opening ceremony of World Music Festival in Leh on Saturday. A total of 60 participants from different countries are participating in a two-day festival. — Reuters

Amarnath yatra suspended
Jammu, July 31
The Amarnath yatra remained suspended for the second consecutive day today due to inclement weather. About 34,000 pilgrims were stranded between Pahalgam and the cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.

Illegal structures removed
Srinagar, July 31
In a bid to restore the pristine glory of Dal and Nigeen lakes, 600 illegal structures were today removed from the area.

 



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Army jawan, brother killed in Doda
Tribune News Service

Jammu, July 31
Army jawan Tariq Hussain (23) and his brother Jaan Mohammed (13) were killed by militants at Lohara-Thawa village in Bhaderwah tehsil of Doda today.

According to the police, unidentified terrorists raided their house and killed them on the spot.

Tariq had been posted at Chandigarh and had come on leave.

Their two relatives, Saleem Khan and Halima Begum, were injured in firing by the terrorists.

They have been admitted to the hospital.

SRINAGAR: Meanwhile, militants gunned down two persons and security forces nabbed a militant of the Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit and seized arms and explosives, a police spokesman said today.

The police recovered bullet-riddled bodies of two persons from Kanipora village of Kulgam in Anantnag district this morning, the spokesman said and identified the deceased as Aijaz Ahmad Dar, a counter-insurgent associated with Ikhwan, and his friend Rayees Ahmad Dar Alias Sahba.

Both were kidnapped by the militants from their houses at Dedipora village and subsequently been killed, he added.

The spokesman said the security forces apprehended a LeT militant during search operations at Wahipora in Pulwama district and seized two hand grenades from him. He said the security forces also busted two hideouts during searches at Chowkibal and Amrohi in border district of Kupwara yesterday which led to the seizure of arms and explosives. PTI
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Amarnath yatra suspended

Jammu, July 31
The Amarnath yatra remained suspended for the second consecutive day today due to inclement weather. About 34,000 pilgrims were stranded between Pahalgam and the cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.

The yatra was suspended yesterday owing to bad weather and rains in Jammu and in south Kashmir Himalayas, official sources said.

The authorities did not allow the pilgrims to proceed from base camp of MAM Stadium as the rush of pilgrims had increased.

Nearly 34,000 pilgrims were stranded on routes from Pahalgam to cave shrine, they said, adding the other batches of pilgrims would be allowed to proceed towards the shrine once the rush subsides. — PTI
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Illegal structures removed

Srinagar, July 31
In a bid to restore the pristine glory of Dal and Nigeen lakes, 600 illegal structures were today removed from the area.

The structures were demolished and over 64 hectares of land near the lakes was restored by the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (Lawda), Commissioner Housing and Urban Development Department P.G. Dhar Chakraborty told a House Committee of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly.

Besides, the state government has drawn up a five-year conservation and management plan for the lakes and the Planning Commission has approved Rs 237 crore for the project, he said. — PTI
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