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Army kills 4 militants, loses one soldier
9/4/2015 12:11:31 AM
Srinagar, Sep 3: In the second success in two days, army today killed four militants in an overnight encounter in a forest area of Handwara, about 95 kms from here, while losing one soldier. Security forces received information last night about presence of a group of militants in the forest area of Sochalyari in Kupwara district in north Kashmir and an operation was launched to hunt them, a police official said. A gunfight between the militants and army ensued and it continued through the night till the wee hours of today, the official said. Four unidentified militants were killed in the encounter in which an Army jawan also lost his life, the official said. He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained. This is second success for the security forces against militants in north Kashmir in two days. Yesterday, the army gunned down a militant believed to be responsible for a number of recent killings and targeting of mobile installations Rafiabad area of Baramulla district. An armyman also lost his life in that encounter. The militant killed yesterday was Riyaz Ahmad, a resident of Brath Kalan in Sopore area, and was affiliated with Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI), a breakaway group of Hizbul Mujahideen. "He was involved in a number of killings in Sopore and adjoining areas. He was also involved in threatening and terrorizing the landlords ...
Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch
9/4/2015 12:11:20 AM
Jammu, Sep 3: After a lull of few days, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing along the Line of Control in the frontier district of Poonch, prompting the Indian army to retaliate. "The Pakistan army targeted Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC in Poonch district late last night. They resorted to small arms firing to which our troops responded appropriately and effectively," Jammu-based defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said today. He said the ceasefire violation started at around 8 pm and continued till 10:30 pm in the night. There has been no report of any casualty so far. On August 28, three civilians, including two women, were killed and 17 were injure...
HC orders CBI probe into Rs 113 cr in JKCA scam
9/4/2015 12:10:23 AM
JAMMU, Sep 3: Jammu and Kashmir High Court today ordered CBI probe into the alleged Rs 113 crore scam in the State’s Cricket Association, in which allegations have been levelled against certain office-bearers including its President and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Bansi Lal Bhat today in a much publicized Public Interest Litigation regarding Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association multicrore scam, handed over the investigation to Central Bureau of Investigation and directed CBI to bring the same to a logical conclusion, as expeditiously as possible, preferably within six months. Today whe...
Friendship between India & Pak imperative for peace: Mehbooba
9/4/2015 12:09:29 AM
Jammu, Sep 3: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today took stock of the damages caused by ceasefire violations in RS Pura area and said that friendship between India and Pakistan is 'necessary' for the civilians living peacefully along the international borders. Mehbooba Mufti toured various villages in RS Pura, along the international border, and inquired the locals of the damages caused due to recent ceasefire violations from across the border. "He (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) should follow the policy of Atal Behari Vajpayee and should tell them that they want peace and friendship with Pakistan," she said. Peace is imperative towards giving employment to the people of the state, Mufti sai...
NIA announces cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on Abu Okasha’s head
9/4/2015 12:09:24 AM
SRINAGAR, Sep 3: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is investigating the Udhampur militant attack on BSF convoy last month, has announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh to anyone who helps the agency to arrest wanted militant Abu Okasha. Posters appeared at different places in south Kashmir, where the militants, including Mohammad Naved who was captured alive after the encounter, had stayed before leaving for Udhampur. Two BSF personnel were killed and a dozen others were injured when Naved and another militant attacked BSF convoy at Udhampur. A militant was also killed. Later the case was handed over to NIA and about a dozen persons were arrested by the agency on the disclosure of...
Ceasefire violation, infiltration to be raised in BSF-Pak Rangers meets
9/4/2015 12:09:17 AM
NEW DELHI, Sep 3: Repeated violation of ceasefire and frequent infiltration attempts by terrorists will be in top agenda of the meeting between heads of border guards of India and Pakistan to be held here next week. The meeting between chiefs of Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers will be held from September 9 to 13, a fortnight after the cancellation of NSA talks between India and Pakistan. “The agenda for the meeting has been exchanged by the two sides. From Indian side, we will raise the issue of repeated ceasefire violation and frequent infiltration attempts by terrorists,” a senior official said. Killings of civilians living along the border due to firing from Pakistan will b...
Blackmoney issue: SIT recommends steps to curb money laundering
9/4/2015 12:09:11 AM
NEW DELHI, Sep 3: The Supreme Court-appointed SIT on black money has come out with a slew of recommendations to curb various ways of money laundering, including misuse of exemption on long-term capital gains tax, Participatory Notes and creation of shell companies. The Special Investigating Team (SIT) has advocated action under anti-money laundering law for trade-based money laundering, putting a cap on huge cash transactions as these mostly take place in illegal activities like drug trade and betting deals. In its report submitted to the apex court, the SIT said there was a need to check the generation of black money in the education sector and through donations to religious institutions...
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