SRINAGAR, which was declared ‘militant free' by the police in August 2020, has witnessed six hit-and-run attacks on security personnel, seven encounters, and at least 14 grenade attacks in this year.
The first hit-and-run attack in Srinagar this year took place on February 19 when militants shot dead two policemen at Baghat Chowk. Since then, the militants have carried out five more such attacks in the city. In total, six policemen and three paramilitary CRPF personnel were killed. The slain policemen include a CID inspector and Sub Inspector Arshid Mir who was shot dead by militants in Khanyar on September 12.
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DESTRUCTION REIGNS IN SOUTH DISTRICTS
Heavy rains battered the southern parts of the State on Sunday, leaving deaths and destruction in their wake. Two youth drowned in separate waterbodies and search is on for a 79-year-old man who was washed away in a flash flood, in Kanniyakumari. The downpour also damaged five houses and brought to ground 12 electric poles across the district.
Lanka seeks $500 mn credit from India for fuel purchase
SRI LANKA has sought a $500 million credit line from India to pay for its crude oil purchases amid a severe foreign exchange crisis in the island nation.
SASIKALA SAYS PARTY SHOULD STAY UNITED
AS the AIADMK stepped into its golden jubilee year on Sunday, VK Sasikala, who was removed as the interim general secretary of the party four years ago, indicated that she has a strong political agenda for the coming years. Without hitting out at anyone in the AIADMK, Sasikala chanted the ‘unity mantra’ as she did when she decided to keep away from politics eight months ago.
Chhattisgarh industries want ‘first right' over coal
AMID reports of power plants facing coal shortage, Chhattisgarh-based industries, including those engaged in making aluminium and steel, have asserted that citizens living in the state have the “first right over its coal and power”.
9 children among 25 killed in Kerala rains
Army, NDRF and Defense Security Corps teams deployed for rescue and relief
After Handling Juniors, Dravid Set To Coach Seniors
After several unsuccessful attempts, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finally convinced Rahul Dravid to take over as head coach of the Indian men's team. It is understood that despite saying no earlier, Dravid agreed to a two-year deal after meeting board president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah in Dubai on Friday evening.
Festive Vaccination Fall Leaves Experts Worried
NAVRATRI festival in many states have thrown up visuals of unguarded intermingling of people, raising fresh worries of a sudden rise in Covid cases, the pace of vaccination over the last several days has also taken a bad hit.
TN Open varsity plans courses on Covid-19
IT is a fact that the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us many important lessons about life. Now, what you also have is an opportunity to literally study the virus as a subject.
Sasikala visits Amma memorial; keeps cards close to her chest
VK SASIKALA, the close aide of J Jayalalithaa, visited the memorial of the late former Chief Minister on Saturday after a gap of nearly four and a half years. While paying homage, Sasikala broke down in tears. She, however, did not reveal much about her next course of action.
Incentives, permanency for ASHA workers: MaSu
HEALTH Minister Ma Subramanian on Saturday said various welfare measures for the ASHA workers in the State would be taken up in the coming days. Addressing a gathering of ASHA workers association, the Minister said possibilities to give incentives to the workers would be explored.
Where History Intersects With Myth
ASHWIN SANGHI is an Indian author in the intersecting genre of mythology, fiction and thriller. Here he is interviewed by RUDY SINGH at Kanha Shanti Vanam about his formative influences, what brought him to writing, and the gray area intersecting mythology and history. In Part 2, the conversation will also move to his own work and in particular his latest books.
CIVILIAN KILLINGS A PLOY TO DEFAME KASHMIRIS: FAROOQ
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Sunday said Kashmiris were not involved in the recent civilian killings in the Union territory and that these attacks were carried under a conspiracy to defame Kashmiris.
3 more non-locals shot by terrorists in Kashmir
Two non-local labourers were gunned down by terrorists in Wanpoh area of Kulgam district on Sunday evening, as killings of civilians -- 11 have been killed in October -- continued in Jammu and Kashmir.
Anger, fear in communities as Kashmir simmers after killings
The majority Muslim community in Kashmir, along with those families of Kashmir pandits who have been living together for the past so many years, are angry and have fears both for their own reasons. While the Kashmiri pandits who have been living here have said that they will not migrate after being persuaded by their Muslim neighbors not to do so, the Muslims here are angry with the government and media for not giving any space or probe to the alleged two fake encounters in which two civilians were killed.
2 more non-locals killed in Valley; LeT man shot dead
Army’s Toll Rises To 9 As 2 More Bodies Retrieved
FEAR RETURNS TO THE VALLEY
For the past fortnight, a Kashmiri Pandit social activist in Srinagar (name withheld for security concerns) has been living under police protection. A posse of policemen knocked on his door around midnight on October 5 and shifted him to a more secure location, a kilometre from his house. “They told me I was on the militants’ radar and needed to go with them,” he says.
With increasing attacks on minorities and outsiders, Kashmiris fear the return of the militancy of the 1990s
TOP JAISH COMMANDER KILLED IN ENCOUNTER
A top Jaish-e-Mohammad militant commander was killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Shamus-ud-Din Sofi alias Sham Sofi.
5 J&K terrorists killed amid spate of attacks
Five terrorists were killed in two separate gun battles with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday amid intensified counter-insurgency operations after a series of targeted attacks left seven civilians dead this month.
Five terrorists gunned down in encounters in J&K's Shopian
2 CASES OF TARGETED KILLINGS SOLVED: POLICE