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Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s grandson sacked from govt service

Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s grandson sacked from govt service

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Tribune News Service Srinagar, October 16 In a crackdown on alleged militant sympathisers, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered termination of services of grandson of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Official sources said an order for termination of services of Anees-ul-Islam was issued following a probe by the administration. Anees was appointed as a Research Officer in Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in 2016. "Lieutenant Governor is satisfied after considering facts and circumstances and on the basis of available information that the activities of Anees-ul-Islam are such as to warrant his dismissal of service," said a government order. The UT administration has also ordered dismissal of service of a government teacher in Doda district, ...
Srinagar killing: ‘Golgappa’ vendor Arvind Kumar wanted to get his family out of poverty

Srinagar killing: ‘Golgappa’ vendor Arvind Kumar wanted to get his family out of poverty

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Srinagar, October 16 Arvind Kumar Sah was selling 'golgappas'—a type of street food—in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city with the hope to earn enough money to improve the lives of his poverty-stricken family back home in Bihar. However, that dream of the 30-year-old was snapped in a jiffy by his assassin who showered bullets at him near his handcart outside a park in the Eidgah area of the city. Eyewitnesses said a pistol-borne militant stopped near Sah's vending cart and shot him from point-blank range, killing him on the spot. Sah, a resident of Banka district in Bihar, would sell 'golgappas' every evening to strollers who came to the park and had made a few friends among them. "He was a hardworking man. He had dreams of getting his family out of poverty back in Bihar. But that drea...
Targeted killings: Two non-locals from Bihar, UP shot dead by militants in Kashmir

Targeted killings: Two non-locals from Bihar, UP shot dead by militants in Kashmir

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Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 16 Terrorists on Saturday killed two non-locals ndash; one from Bihar and another from Uttar Pradesh ndash; in Srinagar and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu amp; Kashmir Police confirmed. According to the Police, Arvind Kumar Sah (30), a resident of Banka in Bihar, was shot at by the militants outside a park at Eidgah in Srinagar in the evening. Arvind died on the spot, they added. In another incident in Pulwama, militants fired at and critically injured Saghir Ahmad, a carpenter hailing from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, who succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, the Police said. Read also: 'Golgappa' vendor Arvind Kumar wanted to get his family out of poverty Kashmir Zone Police in a Tweet said, "#Terrorists fired upon 2 ...
Two more soldiers killed in action along LoC

Two more soldiers killed in action along LoC

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Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 16 Two days after two Indian Army troops were killed in an operation against terrorists, their bodies have been recovered. In the past one week the Army has lost nine men, including the two in the latest incident along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Army said Subedar Ajay Singh and Naik Harendra Singh of Indian Army were killed in action during search operations being conducted by the Indian Army along with Jammu and Kashmir Police in densely forested area of Nar Khas forest in Mendhar, Poonch district (J-K). Subedar Ajay Singh and Naik Harendra Singh were part of search operations launched by the security forces to flush out terrorists hiding in the forested area. On October 14, after a fierce firefight with terroris...
Non-local vendor shot dead by militants in Srinagar; another injured in Pulwama

Non-local vendor shot dead by militants in Srinagar; another injured in Pulwama

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Srinagar, October 16 A non-local vendor was shot dead by militants in the Eidgah area of Srinagar on Saturday evening, police said. Arvind Kumar, a resident of Bihar, was shot at by the ultras outside a park at Eidgah in the city, a police official said. He said Kumar died on the spot. The Jammu and Kashmir Police said terrorists also fired upon another vendor in Pulwama. Sagir Ahmad who hailed from Uttar Pradesh was critically injured after he was shot at by terrorists, police said, adding areas have been cordoned and searches started. #Terrorists fired upon 2 #NonLocal labourers in #Srinagar amp; #Pulwama. Shri Arvind Kumar Shah of Banka Bihar #succumbed to injuries in Srinagar and Shri Sagir Ahmad of UP #critically injured in Pulwama. Areas have been cordoned amp; searches starte...
Vendor shot at by militants in Srinagar

Vendor shot at by militants in Srinagar

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Srinagar, October 16 In yet another incident targeting civilians, militants on Saturday shot at a non-local vendor in Eidgah area of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Details are awaited. Seven civilians, including four from minority communities, were killed by terrorists in Kashmir last week, triggering fear among the people in the Valley. PTI
NSG deployed to provide counter-drone protection to Srinagar, Jammu IAF bases: DG

NSG deployed to provide counter-drone protection to Srinagar, Jammu IAF bases: DG

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Gurugram, October 16 Counter-terrorism commando force National Security Guard has been deployed at the IAF stations in Srinagar and Jammu to provide anti-drone security cover to these vital installations, the force's director general M A Ganapathy said on Saturday. The first-ever drone attack took place on June 27 at the Indian Air Force (IAF) station in Jammu where two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which came from across the border, dropped bombs, injuring two airmen and damaging a portion of a building. The two IAF facilities in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are located close to the Pakistan border and are categorised as "sensitive" installations. The National Security Guard (NSG) chief said the federal counter-terrorist and counter-hijack commando force is enhancing it...
LeT commander Umar Khandey among two militants killed in encounter in J-K’s Pulwama

LeT commander Umar Khandey among two militants killed in encounter in J-K’s Pulwama

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Srinagar, October 16 Two militants, including Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pampore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday, a senior police officer said. Khandey was allegedly involved in the killing of two policemen here earlier this year. "LeT #terrorist Umar Mustaq Khandey who martyred our 2 colleagues SgCT Mohammad Yousf and Ct Suhail Ah in Baghat Srinagar while they were having tea, #neutralised in Drangbal, #Pampore. Amongst various other crimes of the terrorists, this stands out as most unforgivable," Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said in a tweet. "We are committed to #hunt down these #terrorists who try to create fear among masses and spread mischief amp; tumult in the va...
JK encounters: Search operation continues in Poonch-Rajouri forest areas to track down terrorists

JK encounters: Search operation continues in Poonch-Rajouri forest areas to track down terrorists

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Jammu, October 16 A massive search operation in the forest areas of Jammu and Kashmir's twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri to track down terrorists involved in the killing of seven Army soldiers entered its sixth day on Saturday, officials said. They said gunshots were heard as the joint search parties of the Army and the police resumed the operation in Poonch's Mendhar area. However, it was not immediately clear whether it was speculative firing by the search parties or fresh contact was established with the terrorists, they said. The area is mountainous and the forest is dense, which makes the operation difficult and dangerous, according to the officials. A vast forest area of Mendhar has been under tight security cordon since Thursday, when riflemen Vikram Singh Negi and Yo...
LeT commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey trapped in Pampore encounter

LeT commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey trapped in Pampore encounter

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Srinagar, October 16 Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey is trapped in an encounter with security forces in the Pampore area of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior police official said on Saturday. Photo for representation purposes. Khandey is among the top militants whom the security forces are targeting since a hitlist was released by police in August this year. He was allegedly involved in the killing of two policemen at Baghat in Srinagar district earlier this year, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said in a tweet. "LeT commander amongst #top 10 #terrorists namely Umar Mustaq Khandey who was involved in #killing of two police personnel at Baghat #Srinagar amp; other terror crimes trapped in Pampore #Encounter," he tweeted. PTI 2 terr...