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Amid tensions, Pak PM offers olive branch to India

Amid tensions, Pak PM offers olive branch to India

“Let’s talk; escalation will take initiative out of my and Modi’s hands”

Islamabad, Feb 27: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday again invited India for talks and urged that “better sense should prevail” amid escalating tensions between the two neighbours. Khan’s comments came after an aerial engagement between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in which New Delhi said it shot […]

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Two Jaish militants killed in Shopian encounter

Two Jaish militants killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar, Feb 27: Two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants, including a Pakistani national, were killed on Wednesday in an encounter with government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir, the police said. Government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Meemendar area of Shopian following information about presence of militants there, a police spokesperson said. He said the […]

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Tensions aside, cross-LoC trade continues

Tensions aside, cross-LoC trade continues

Jammu, Feb 27: The cross-LoC trade between J&K and Pakistan-administered-Kashmir continued Wednesday amid the escalating Indo-Pak tension with 50 goods-laden trucks crossing the Line of Control, said officials. The cross-LoC trade via Chakan-da-Bagh Wednesday saw 50 goods laden trucks crossing the LoC, custodian Fareed Kohli of the LoC trade centre at Poonch was quoted as […]

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7 die as Army chopper crashes in Budgam

7 die as Army chopper crashes in Budgam

Srinagar, Feb 27: Six Air Force officers and a civilian were killed after an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper crashed in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday morning, a senior police officer said. Visuals showed the wrecked fuselage of the IAF chopper in flames and a large number of villagers standing around it. The helicopter, […]

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HC dismisses Bar petition for probe into two alleged ‘fake encounters’

HC dismisses Bar petition for probe into two alleged ‘fake encounters’

Srinagar, Feb 27: The High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition by High Court Bar Association (HCBA) seeking impartial probe into two alleged fake encounter incidents in Kupwara and Srinagar in 2016. The petitioner prayed for a probe and its monitoring into the incidents that occurred on 21st and 23rd of May, 2016 at Chak […]

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I-T Dept searches premises of ‘head of prominent org’ in Kashmir, Delhi in ‘terror financing’ case

I-T Dept searches premises of ‘head of prominent org’ in Kashmir, Delhi in ‘terror financing’ case

New Delhi, Feb 27:  The Income Tax Department Wednesday said it conducted “sensitive search” that covered the “head of a prominent organization” in connection with alleged “terror financing and anti-national activities”. Four premises in the Kashmir Valley and three in the national capital were searched, the department said without naming the organisation or the persons […]

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NIA carries out searches in south Kashmir

NIA carries out searches in south Kashmir

New Delhi, Feb 27:  The NIA on Wednesday carried out searches at 11 locations in south Kashmir in connection with cases related to the February 14 suicide attack on a CRPF convoy and funding of separatists and militant groups, according to an official statement. The houses of Mudassir Ahmad Khan and Sajjad Bhat, active militants […]

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Shutdown disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Shutdown disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 27: Normal life was affected in Kashmir on Wednesday due to a strike called by separatists to protest the NIA raids at residences of several leaders in the valley. Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments remained while public transport was off the roads, though few private cars and auto-rickshaws […]

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Fraudster held

Fraudster held

Srinagar, Feb 27: Crime Branch of police in Jammu on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a fraudster who had cheated people of their hard-earned money. A Crime Branch spokesman said Surjeet Singh, son of Raghubir Singh, of Gajansoo, Marh, had duped the innocent and gullible people of various districts of their hard-earned money by way […]

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Omar urges PM to suspend political activities till pilot returns

Omar urges PM to suspend political activities till pilot returns

Srinagar, Feb 27: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to suspend all his political activities till the missing Indian Air Force pilot returns home safely, and also asked Opposition parties to put off their meeting. India Wednesday said the pilot went missing after the “IAF foiled Pakistan Air Force’s attack […]