City and Neighbourhood

Wednesday, July 28, 2021World wants to see a peaceful Afghanistan, free from malign influences: Jaishankar

New Delhi, Jul 28: India said on Wednesday it is imperative that the peace negotiations on Afghanistan are taken seriously by all parties, and that the independence and sovereignty of the war-torn country can only be ensured if it is free from “malign influences”.

Addressing a joint presser with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the talk


Wednesday, July 28, 2021At a time of democratic recession, its vital that US, India stand together: Blinken

New Delhi, July 28: "At a time of rising global threats to democracy and international freedoms -- we talk about a democratic recession -- it's vital that we two world leading democracies continue to stand together in support of these ideals," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said here on Wednesday.

On the first day of his visit to India, Blinken while addressing civil society representati


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Hizb Militant arrested in Krew by Security forces: Police

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a active Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant in Krew area of South Kashmir's Awantipora.

In a statement, it said that based on specific information, Awantipora Police, Army 50 RR and CRPF 185 Bn launched a joint cordon and search operation during morning hours in SharShali Khrew area of Police district Awantipora.

The statement further said th


Monday, July 26, 2021One unidentified militant killed in Aharbal, operation on

Kulgam, July 26: One unidentified militant has been killed in a gunfight that broke out between militants and security forces at Aharbal area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday.

An offical told news agency, that a Joint team of forces launched a cordon and search operation after “specific inputs” about the presence of militants in the Aharbal area.

“As the security forces approac


Monday, July 26, 2021Gunfight breaks out in Kulgam

Kulgam, Jul 26: A gunfight has been broke out between militants and security forces at Aherbal area of south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday, police sources said.

Police sources told news agency, that a joint team of Police, Army's 62 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation after “specific inputs” about presence of militants in Aherbal.

“As the security forces approached the


Monday, July 26, 2021Imran Khan's party wins most seats in PoK legislative elections marred by violence: Opposition alleges 'rigging'

Islamabad, Jul 26: Prime Minister Imran Khan's party on Monday was poised to form the government in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for the first time after it won 25 of 45 seats in the legislative assembly elections marred by deadly violence and allegations of irregularities by the Opposition, local media reported.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) won 25 seats while Pakistan People's Pa


Monday, July 26, 2021Pak trying to maintain supply to militants with drones: DGP

Srinagar: The improvised explosive device (IED) dropped using a drone along the Indo-Pak border on July 23 was meant for triggering at a crowded market in Jammu region, and it shows that Pakistan is maintaining its supply lines to various terror groups despite the February ceasefire agreement, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh said on Sunday.
Singh, a 1987-batch IPS officer, said terro


Monday, July 26, 2021Militant killed in encounter in Kashmir

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Munand area of the south Kashmir district on Sunday morning following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
As the forces were conducting searches in the area,


Monday, July 26, 2021Four IEDs recovered

Srinagar: Security forces on Sunday averted major attacks by recovering four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara.
Official sources said that following specific information, a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by 41 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and police in the Ladriwan area in Kupwara.
“During the CASO, security forces recovered four I


Saturday, July 24, 2021Two militants killed, 3 security personnel injured in Bandipora encounter

Srinagar, Jul 24: Two unidentified militants were killed and three security personnel were injured in an encounter in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Saturday, official sources said.

Troops of 13 and 14 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Shokbaba forest Sumblar in Bandipora earl


Saturday, July 24, 2021Army soldier martyred, another injured in suspected mine blast near LoC in Poonch

Mendhar, July 24: An army soldier died while another suffered injuries in a suspected mine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district, officials said.

As per the officials, the explosion took place at a forward location of LoC in KG sector resulting into an army soldier's killing.

Another army man has suffered injuries in the explosion, the official adde


Saturday, July 24, 2021Govt employee shot dead by militants

Srinagar: Militants on Friday shot dead a government employee in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Militants fired at and injured Javid Ahmad Malik near his residence in Lurgam area of Tral in south Kashmir district, a police official said.
He said Malik was shifted to Tral hospital, where he succumbed to injuries.
Malik was a government employee working in the Education Dep


Saturday, July 24, 2021Two LeT ultras killed in encounter in valley

Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a top commander of the outfit involved in several attacks, were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in the Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said on Friday.
A police spokesperson said the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore on Thursday, following


Friday, July 23, 202122 militants killed in 23 days in Kashmir valley

Jammu: 22 militants were killed in Valley while in Sunderbani Sector of Rajouri area of Jammu Division two militants and 2 soldiers were killed during a confrontation between Indian Army soldiers and infiltrators.

A soldier was also killed in a gunfight here in Kashmir Valley this month.

The data available with news agency, reveals that 22 militants and a soldier were killed in nine gunfigh


Friday, July 23, 2021US welcomes PM Modi's continued focus on driving clean energy transformation in India: Official

Washington, Jul 23: The United States welcomes the continued focus of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on driving a clean energy transformation in his country despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior official has said.

Testifying before a Congressional committee on Thursday, Jonathan Pershing, a senior advisor to the Special Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry said th


Friday, July 23, 2021Two militants killed in encounter in J&K's Sopore

Baramulla, Jul 23: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore district of north Kashmir on Friday, police said.

A joint Cordoned and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) and CRPF on a tip-off about the presence of militants at Warpora, Sopore late Thursday night, a police spokesman said.

An encounter broke


Friday, July 23, 2021Gunfight breaks out in Kashmir

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorist in Warpora of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thrusday.
Reports reaching that a joint team of Police, Army’s 22RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Warpora.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfig