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Grenade attack at police camp in J-K's Shopian, at least 4 injured

At least four persons were injured when militants lobbed a grenade at a police camp in Shopian district of Kashmir on Wednesday evening, police said. The grenade was hurled around 7.30pm at the camp of the special operations group (SOG) of police at Imam Sahib in Shopian but the explosive missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside, a police official said.

Put Arundhati Roy as shield to Army jeep instead of stone-pelter: BJP

Actor-turned-BJP MP Paresh Rawal has waded into a controversy with a late night tweet suggesting to use writer Arundhati Roy as a human shield in Kashmir against stone palters.

Major who put Kashmiri youth as human shield on Army jeep awarded

An army major, who was in the eye of a storm for allegedly tying a Kashmiri man to a jeep to use him as a human shield, has been awarded the army chief's commendation card. Confirming the development, army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand said the officer had been awarded the Chief of Army Staff's Commendation (COAS) card for "sustained efforts in CI (counter insurgency) operations". Sustained efforts imply that the officer has been recognised for work done by him over a period of time.

Student protests continues in Srinagar

The students continued to clash with the government forces at several places on Tuesday during which scores of students got injured.However, the class work at SP Higher Secondary School in Srinagar and Government Degree College Magam and Boys Higher Secondary Schooll Magam remained suspended today in view of the student protests.

Two Separatist women leader booked under Public Safety Act

The chairperson of radical women’s outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of Faith) Asiya Andrabi and her close aide Fahmeeda Sofi were booked under Public Safety Act on Monday.

Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector

Jammu and Kashmir: In Nowshera sector, the Pakistan Army for the continued its ceasefire violation. The official statement said that "Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 0715 hours along the Line of Control (LC) in Naushera sector," The Indian troops gave a befitting reply. 

Altaf Bukhari for imparting technical education on modern lines

Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Friday stressed the need for imparting technical and professional education on modern lines. The Minister made these remarks at a meeting he chaired to review functioning of higher education scenario in the State. On the occasion, Bukhari also announced that six new colleges— 3 each in Jammu and Kashmir divisions will start academic sessions from this year. 

Six LeT militants involved in killing of army officer

The army had on Wednesday vowed to punish the killers of Fayaz and said the incident marks a watershed moment in Kashmir.

Mehooba stresses on collaboration for research to address NCD spread

Mehbooba Mufti said though many massive health programmes and infrastructure have been spread all across, awareness about the spread and causes of these diseases is what can deliver the desired results. 

Kashmiri scholar leaves BITS Pilani after objectionable messages, threat

In a very ugly case of homegrown racism, a 27-year-old Kashmiri research scholar, Hashim Sofi, in BITS Pilani chose to give up his career and go back home because he was racially abused by his fellow students in the prestigious institute.

Prevailing situation serious, but can be resolved: Mehbooba

Terming the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley “serious”, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday said that the situation can be resolved and appealed the electronic media not to telecast those debates which disturb peace in the state.

Militants offer ‘gun salute’ at funeral in Kashmir

In a throw back to the 1990s when militants surfaced at public places, four unmasked armed militants on Sunday appeared at the funeral of militant Fayaz Ahmad alias Setha in south Kashmir and offered a ‘gun salute’ in full public gaze. In Saturday’s attack by militants including Setha, three civilians and a policeman were shot dead on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway near Anantnag.

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