|Militant killed in Lolab encounter|
|Arms, ammunition recovered in Handwara |
|Srinagar: Acting upon a specific information regarding presence of militants a joint search operation was launched in the Afan, Warnow Lolab J/D of P/S Lalpora by Police Kupwara and 18-RR.
The joint party was fired upon and an encounter ensued. During the encounter, one unidentified militant was killed. One AK-47 rifle, 05 Magazines, 60 rounds, 04 Matrix, 02 cell phones, 01 GPS and 01 UBGL grenade have been recovered from the encounter site. More details to follow.
However Handwara Police and 47 RR busted a hideout in Kral Sangri forests and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition in Handwara.
Acting on a specific information, Handwara police along with 47-RR launched a joint sear...|
|Rahul demands relief package for J&K on lines of U’khand |
|Jammu, Sept 30: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today said that the Centre should provide "big" relief package to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir on the lines of Uttarakhand when the state was ravaged by the flash floods last year.
"There is a need for the Centre to provide relief package to JK on the pattern of the Uttarakhand," he said.
"Some time back there were floods in Uttarakhand. We have given a big package. We have talked to the Chief Minister (Omar Abdullah) that the same package should be given to Jammu and Kashmir," Rahul told flood-victims at a relief camp in Poonch border district today. A package of Rs 1,000-crore has been announced by the Centre for Jammu and Kashmir to c...|
|PDP MLA Ansari passes away|
|Srinagar, Sept: Prominent Shia cleric and Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari died here today at the age of 74 following protracted illness.
A four-time MLA from Pattan in North Kashmir, Ansari breathed his last in the wee hours after battling a liver rpt liver ailment for more than a year, his family said.
Survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter, the PDP legislator was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Zadibal area in the city.
His body was taken in a procession from his residence at Qammarwari to the graveyard.
Beginning his career as a Congress leader in early 1960s, Ansari became a member of the state Legislative Council on the...|
|2 more bodies recovered in Saddal village|
|Jammu, Sept 30: Two more bodies have been recovered in Udhampur district's landslide-buried Saddal village, taking the total number of bodies recovered so far to 14.
The rescue teams of police and army today recovered two more bodies buried under the debris of a house collapsed in the landslide triggered by heavy rains in Saddal village, police said.
Landslide, triggered by heavy rains, buried Saddal village in Panchari block of the district on September 7 as 41 people were buried. Of these, 12 bodies had been recovered earlier....|
|Sonia junks Pawar’s blame on Cong for breakup|
|Jammu, Sept 30: Congress president Sonia Gandhi today rejected NCP chief Sharad Pawar's remark that her party was responsible for ending their 15-year-old alliance over seat-sharing in Maharashtra.
"The reason for it (severing of ties) was not us, not me, not Rahul, not Congress," Gandhi told reporters here when asked about Pawar's reported remarks that Congress was responsible for the alliance break up.
Pawar had reportedly said that his party was noticing for long that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and his team were trying to marginalize alliance partners.
The NCP-Congress tie-up came about in 1999 ironically even after Sharad Pawar led a revolt against Sonia Gandhi's foreign or...|
|India, China border stand off, that cast a shadow on Xi’s visit, ends|
|NEW DELHI: The border stand-off between India and China that cast a shadow over Xi Jinping’s visit to India recently is said to have ended on Tuesday with Beijing announcing withdrawal of troops from the disputed area.
The announcement from Beijing came late on Tuesday night, hours before China was to go on a week-long holiday its annual National Day holidays; this year, the 65th year.
The statement was put out by Xinhua, the government’s official news agency, and it spoke for India as well.
It did not share geographical details about where the troops from India and China had a stand-off.
“China and India have completed the withdrawal of troops from a standoff at the border on Tuesday,”...|