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Fire damages school in Bandipora
Bandipora, Kashmir, State

Fire damages school in Bandipora

Bandipora, Dec 14: A government middle school was demaged in a massive blaze in Turknaadi Turkpora village of north Kashmir's Bandipora district, officials said here on Wednesday morning. Quoting an official, news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that fire broke out in the school building at Turknaadi in the wee hours today morning. He said in the incident school building was damaged as fire tenders couldn’t reach early. The area is around 12 kilometres away from the district headquarter. The official said the cause of the fire was being ascertained.
Police attaches house for harbouring militants in Khrew
Kashmir, Pulwama, State

Police attaches house for harbouring militants in Khrew

Srinagar, Dec 7: Police on Wednesday attached a house for providing of intentional harbouring and logistic support to militants in Khrew. A Police Spokesman said, "On 19/20 August 2021, Police in Awantipora received an information through reliable sources regarding presence of a group of terrorists in the house of Gh Ahmad Najar son of Gh Mohd Najar resident of Danak Mohala Khrew who are conspiring to carry out terror act in the area." "Accordingly, a joint cordon and search operation was launched along with Army (50RR) and CRPF (185 Bn). When the cordon was being laid, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the operational party with the intent to kill the Police/Security forces. The fire was effectively retaliated leading to an encounter", he said. The spokesman said ...
NIT Srinagar lifts All India Inter-NIT Faculty trophy
Kashmir, National, Sports, Srinagar, State

NIT Srinagar lifts All India Inter-NIT Faculty trophy

Srinagar, Dec 8: National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Wednesday defeated NIT Uttarakhand by 26 runs in the finals of All India Inter-NIT Faculty and Staff Cricket Tournament at Sports Cricket Ground at Visvesvarya National Institute of Technology (NIT) Nagpur. The tournament was hosted by VNIT Nagpur and 20 NITs from across India participated in the mega event. Earlier after winning the toss, NIT Uttarakhand decided to field first. On a tough surface, NIT Srinagar started well and scored 125/8 in 20 allotted Overs. While chasing the target, NIT Uttarakhand made a shaky start and lost their 5 wickets quickly during the Powerplay and was eventually bundled out for 99 in 18.2 overs. For NIT Srinagar, Captain Faisal Ir...
Encounter breaks out in Shopian : Police
Kashmir, Shopian, State

Encounter breaks out in Shopian : Police

Srinagar, Dec 07: An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday evening, police said. In a tweet, Kashmir Zone Police said that the gunfight was going-on in Watho area of Shopian. “Encounter has started at Watho area of #Shopian. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” the police tweet said. https://twitter.com/KashmirPolice/status/1600469289928364032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1600469289928364032%7Ctwgr%5E7f9fd8277fe7cba81f1a4f6089f6507b1e7c55bd%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.greaterkashmir.com%2Fkashmir%2Fencounter-going-on-in-south-kashmirs-shopian-police
180 militants, 31 SFs personnel killed in J&K this year till now: MHA
Kashmir, National, State

180 militants, 31 SFs personnel killed in J&K this year till now: MHA

New Delhi, 7 Dec: Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai on Wednesday said that there has been a substantial decline in militants attack from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021. While informing the Rajya sabha, MoS Home Nityanand Rai said, 14 persons belonging to minorities including 3 Kashmiri Pandits have been killed in UT of Jammu and Kashmir from January 2022 to 30th November 2022. He said that there were 123 terrorist incidents in J&K (till November 2022). 31 security forces personnel lost their lives in the line of duty while 31 civilians also lost their lives. "180 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir in encounters with security personnel this year (till November 2022)", he said.
Home Secretary reviews security scenario in J&K
National, State

Home Secretary reviews security scenario in J&K

New Delhi, December 6: Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Tuesday chaired a high-level security review meeting on Jammu and Kashmir, according to sources. The officials revealed that it was a monthly review meeting to take stock of security in Jammu and Kashmir along with ongoing development projects in UT. The officials told ANI that Home Secretary was apprised about the prevailing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and other issues pertaining to the Union Territory. Sources said the meeting lasted for over two-and-a-half hours in the Ministry of Home Affairs in a hybrid mode with senior officials in the ministry joining it in the presence of Director Intelligence Bureau Tapan Deka, Research and Analysis Wing chief Samant Kumar Goel, National Investigation Agency Directo...
Security situation in J&K has improved: MHA
Kashmir, National, State

Security situation in J&K has improved: MHA

Srinagar, Dec 07: Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai on Wednesday said the government has a policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and that security situation has improved significantly in Jammu and Kashmir. News agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that Rai, while informing the Rajya Sabha, said there has been substantial decline in terror incidents from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021. "14 persons belonging to minorities including 3 Kashmiri Pandits have been killed in J&K since January, 2022 till 30th November, 2022," he said. He also said there were certain media reports of Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti highlighting their security concerns. "Various measures have been taken by the government to protect the lives of minorities w...
‘My Town, My Pride’ celebrations kick-off at KU
Kashmir, Srinagar, State

‘My Town, My Pride’ celebrations kick-off at KU

Srinagar, Dec 05: Vice-Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Nilofer Khan on Monday announced a complete ban on entry and use of polythene in the campus as the varsity kick-started celebrations related to the UT administration’s flagship ‘My Town, My Pride’ initiative. The ban will be effective December 6, 2022. “I will inform all relevant quarters in the University that we will have a polythene-free campus immediately. Circular instructions will be issued not to allow any polythene bags in the campus from tomorrow (December 6, 2022),” the Vice-Chancellor announced at a function, soon after chairing a meeting of top officers where she passed instructions for the varsity’s departments to hold events related to the ‘My Town, My Pride’ celebrations. The Vice-Chancellor said academic ins...
Farooq Abdullah re-elected as NC President
Kashmir, Politics, Srinagar, State

Farooq Abdullah re-elected as NC President

Srinagar, Dec 05: Former J&K Chief Minister and Lok Sabha member Farooq Abdullah was on Monday elected unopposed as the president of National Conference, reports said. Quoting NC spokesperson, Imran Nabi Dar, news agency KNO reported that the Srinagar Parliamentarian was elected unopposed in the presidential polls held at the Nawa-e-Subh party headquarters. The polls were necessitated following Abdullah's decision to step down as the party president.
17 people injured after bus turns turtle in Rajouri
Rajouri, State

17 people injured after bus turns turtle in Rajouri

Rajouri, Dec 5:  Seventeen guests on board a bus carrying wedding guests were injured in a road accident in Tarkundi near Line of Control in Rajouri district on Monday, officials said. As per police, the accident took place on Monday morning when the bus was plying on Tarkundi LoC road, and it turned turtle. The officials said that seventeen people were injured in the accident with four of the injured are having serious injuries. Soon after the accident, teams of army from Rashtriya Rifles camp under the aegis of Romeo Force launched a rescue operation. All the injured were rescued who have been rushed to the hospital, the officials said.