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Militants injure BSF jawan
Srinagar, September 8
Militants killed one persons, injured a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and planted a powerful IED in Jammu and Kashmir overnight, official spokesman said.

Students help police destroy cannabis plants
Jammu, September 8
Students of various educational institutions today joined the police in destroying the wild growth of cannabis plants in Doda district with a view to checking the menace of drug abuse.

Flood victims raise slogans during a protest in Srinagar on Friday. The police fired tear gas shells to disperse protesters who were demanding relief for the flood-hit in Kashmir.
Flood victims raise slogans during a protest in Srinagar on Friday. The police fired tear gas shells to disperse protesters who were demanding relief for the flood-hit in Kashmir. AFP



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Militants injure BSF jawan

Srinagar, September 8
Militants killed one persons, injured a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and planted a powerful IED in Jammu and Kashmir overnight, official spokesman said.

He said militants kidnapped and later injured Kuldeep Singh at Sarsal in Doda district of Jammu region last night. Singh, who was admitted to hospital, died today.

Militants today planted a power improvised explosive device (IED) in the compound of the Agriculture department building at Kishtwar. However, a bomb disposal squad was summoned which later defused the IED without causing any damage.

A live grenade was today detected and defused in the compound of sub district hospital at Beerwah in Badgam district. However, it was later defused by the bomb disposal squad.

Militants hurled a hand grenade towards a security force patrol party at Lalad Sopore in north Kashmir. It exploded on the roadside causing injuries to a BSF jawan, who had been admitted to hospital. UNI

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Students help police destroy cannabis plants
Tribune News Service

Jammu, September 8
Students of various educational institutions today joined the police in destroying the wild growth of cannabis plants in Doda district with a view to checking the menace of drug abuse.

According to Mr Manohar Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Doda, more than 5000 cannabis plants were destroyed during the special drive that was launched this morning.

He said a large number of civilians also came forward to lend a helping hand to destroy the plants from which high-quality charas is extracted.

The SSP said the drive would continue till the entire area around Doda town was cleared of cannabis. A similar drive would be launched in other parts of the district gradually.

A meeting of district officers, prominent citizens and police officers was held at Doda yesterday before launching the drive. It was decided to identify the areas where the cannabis plants grew. Those indulging in the trade of narcotics would also be identified and action taken against them.

Mr Manohar Singh said that students, NGOs and youth would be involved in the drive to eradicate the menace.

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