187 Militants Killed In J&K In 2022: Centre
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by Press Trust of India
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KO File Photo New Delhi– A total of 187 militants were killed and 111 counter-militancy operations carried out in Jammu and Kashmir in 2022, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Rai said 125 militant initiated incidents and 117 encounters took place in Jammu and Kashmir in 2022. “As many as 180 terrorists were killed and 95 counter-terror operations were carried out in Jammu and Kashmir in 2021,” he said, replying to a written question of BJP member Sushil Kumar Modi. “Altogether 100 encounters and 129 terrorists initiated incidents were also repor ..read more
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Turkiye, Syria Quake Deaths Pass 9,000; Deadliest In 10 Years
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by Press Trust of India
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Gaziantep (Turkiye)- Thinly stretched rescue teams worked through the night in Turkiye and Syria, pulling more bodies from the rubble of thousands of buildings toppled by a catastrophic earthquake. The death toll rose Wednesday to more than 9,400, making the quake the deadliest in more than a decade. Turkiye’s disaster management agency said the country’s death toll had risen to 6,957, bringing the overall total to 9,487, including fatalities reported in neighbouring Syria, since Monday’s earthquake and multiple aftershocks. The death toll in government-held areas of Syria has climbed to ..read more
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J&K Eviction Drive: Police Stop Mehbooba’s Protest March To Parliament
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by Press Trust of India
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New Delhi- Police prevented PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti from taking out a march to Parliament here on Wednesday to protest against an ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Jammu and Kashmir. Accompanied by scores of party workers, Mehbooba planned to march from Railway Bhawan to Parliament, where she wanted to inform opposition parties about the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s “bulldozer policy”. However, police detained the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, and took her and her party workers to Jantar Mantar. The protesters dispersed from Jantar Mantar. “We had come to inform the public ..read more
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5 Members Of UP Family Die Due To ‘Suffocation’ In Kupwara
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by KO Web Desk
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Representational Photo Srinagar- Five family members from Uttar Pradesh, putting up at Kralpora in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, died due to suspected suffocation on intervening Tuesday and Wednesday night. News agency GNS reported that family of one Majid Ansari, resident of Bijnore Uttar Pradesh, which was putting up at a rented accommodation at Kralpora was found unconscious. As people sought help from a local doctor, all the members were declared dead. Among the deceased include Majid Ansari (35) son of Ahmad Hussain, his wife Sohana Khatoon (30), their children Faizan Ansari (4), Ab ..read more
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RBI Slows Pace Of Interest Rate Hikes But Hints At More To Come
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by Press Trust of India
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Mumbai- The Reserve Bank of India slowed the pace of interest-rate increases for the second straight time when it on Wednesday expectedly increased borrowing cost by 25 basis points but hinted more to come as core inflation remained high. The RBI’s six-member Monetary Policy Committee voted 4-2 to raise the benchmark repurchase or repo rate to 6.50 per cent and retain its stance of withdrawing accommodation, which was adopted early last year. This is the sixth straight increase in interest rates since May last year and the cumulative hike now totals 250 bps. The RBI raised interest rates by 3 ..read more
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Dhangri Attack: J&K Police Says Militants Hiding In Rajouri Hills
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by Press Trust of India
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  Announces Rs 10 lakh reward for info on them Rajouri/Jammu- The Jammu and Kashmir Police has said that militantss involved in the Dhangri village attack are hiding in the upper reaches of Rajouri district and announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for anyone providing information about them. In an advisory issued on Tuesday night, police also warned of stern action against those facilitating the terrorists in any way. Seven people were killed and 14 injured as terrorists attacked Dhangri village in Rajouri on January 1. While five people, including two brothers, were killed after the terrori ..read more
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Glass Igloo Becomes New Tourist Attraction In Gulmarg
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by Press Trust of India
4h ago
Gulmarg- Thousands of tourists visit the ski resort, Gulmarg for abundant snowfall but this winter there was a surprise awaiting them — a glass igloo. “It’s a completely different experience. I am feeling very good, and it’s a really fantastic experience to sit and have food inside an igloo,” Kabir, a tourist from Delhi told PTI. Kabir is all praises for the hotel staff and the creator of the glass igloo concept as he feels that it brought him closer to nature. “The ambience is nice and every cuisine is available, whether it be Indian, Chinese, or Continental,” he added. For Neha Kohli, anoth ..read more
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Below Sub-Zero Temp In Kashmir, Wet Spell Likely From Tomorrow
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by KO Web Desk
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KO File Photo By Abid Bhat Srinagar- The minimum temperature saw a fall at most places in Kashmir Valley with Srinagar and Qazigund too recording below sub-zero level on Wednesday. Quoting a meteorological department official, news agency GNS reported that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.1°C against 2.7°C on the previous night. Today’s minimum temperature, he said, was above normal by 0.3°C for the summer capital. Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of minus 1.8°C against minus 0.4°C °C on the previous night and it was 0.3°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir. Pahalgam, he said, r ..read more
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Not A Single Structure Owned By Poor Demolished: BJP
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by KO Web Desk
14h ago
File photo of BJP general secretary J&K, Sunil Sharma By Majid Nabi Srinagar- Coming out in support of the ongoing anti-encroachment drive, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said that not a single structure belonging to the poor has been demolished anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir. Former minister and BJP general secretary J&K, Sunil Sharma said the demolition drive has ‘exclusively’ been launched against few families, who he alleged have looted state property worth crores of rupees over the years. Sharma threw an open challenge to Peoples Conference (PC) Chairman, Sajad Gan ..read more
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30 Civilians, 31 Security Men Killed In J&K In 2022: GOI
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by Press Trust of India
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KO File Photo By Abid Bhat New Delhi- As many as 30 civilians and 31 security personnel were killed and 221 others injured in violence perpetrated by militants in Jammu and Kashmir in 2022, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Seven civilians and 23 others were injured in the first month of 2023, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in a written reply. “The government has a policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and the security situation has improved significantly in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said. A total of 41 civilians and 42 security personnel were killed and 192 others we ..read more
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