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ied defused on srinagar-baramulla highway in j&k


by: express web desk | new delhi | published: january 13, 2018 3:44 pm security forces on saturday recovered and defused an improvised explosive device (ied) in hmt area on srinagar-baramulla highway. (express photo by shuaib masoodi)top newsan improvised explosive device (ied) planted on the srinagar-baramulla highway was defused by security forces on saturday morning in jammu-kashmir. the ied was placed adjacent to the road divider. it was found at 9 am with the help of a dog squad. the engineering squad of the army defused the device at 11 am, police said.“we received information about the ied at 3 am,” commanding officer rajesh kumar told news agency ani, adding that a joint team of civil police, second rr and crpf carried out a recce of the area.this is a developing story. mo...






j&k talks: dineshwar sharma meets delegations in baramulla


written by mir ehsan | srinagar | published: december 27, 2017 3:21 am dineshwar sharmarelated newsdineshwar sharma, the centre’s special envoy in jammu and kashmir, on tuesday visited baramulla and met more than two dozen delegations from various parts of north kashmir.two prominent bodies of north kashmir, baramulla traders federation and bar association baramulla, stayed away.sharma, on his third visit to kashmir, met the delegations at dak bungalow, baramulla. he held closed-door meetings with local leaders of the congress, pdp, peoples conference, bjp and groups of students and members of social organisations.the pdp delegation reminded sharma about the state government’s promises to the people while framing the agenda of alliance. “we told them that promises of the age...






j&k: 14 cell phones seized from inmates of baramulla sub-jail


by: expres web desk | srinagar | updated: april 2, 2017 4:53 pm fourteen cellphones were recovered during a raid in baramulla jail from the possession of inmates. (source: ani)in a big crackdown, the jammu & kashmir police on sunday recovered 14 cell phones along with some “incriminating material” from inside a sub-jail in baramulla district of north kashmir. “fir has been registered against 10-12 inmates and investigation is on as to how these articles, which are not authorised as per the jail manual, have made entry into jail premises,” a police official said.a joint search was conducted by baramulla police and jail authorities in sub-jail baramulla on the basis of information that some “incriminating material” including, unauthorised cell phones were being used inside ...






j&k: 14 cell phones seized from inmates of baramulla sub-jail


by: pti | srinagar | published:april 2, 2017 3:52 pm fourteen cellphones were recovered during a raid in baramulla jail from the possession of inmates. (source: ani)police today recovered 14 cell phones along with some “incriminating material” from inside a sub-jail in baramulla district of north kashmir.“fir has been registered against 10-12 inmates and investigation is on as to how these articles, which are not authorised as per the jail manual, have made entry into jail premises,” a police official said.a joint search was conducted by baramulla police and jail authorities in sub-jail baramulla on the basis of information that some “incriminating material” including, unauthorised cell phones were being used inside the jail premises, the official said.for all the latest i...






armyman from pulwama, posted in baramulla, deserts camp along with rifle


written by mir ehsan | srinagar | updated: july 6, 2017 12:30 pm an army soldier from south kashmir’s pulwama district who was currently posted in baramulla has deserted his camp along with a service rifle (source: ani)top newsan army soldier from south kashmir’s pulwama district who was currently posted in baramulla has deserted his camp along with a service rifle. officials suspect that he could have joined militant ranks.officials said that sepoy zahoor ahmad thokar of sirnoo village in pulwama who was posted at ta battalion at gantmulla in baramulla district has deserted his camp during the intervening night of july 5 and 6.officials said that he has decamped with ak 47 rifle and three magazines. a manhunt has been launched to track the soldier. army has also issued alert ...






afghan national arrested while trying to exfiltrate to pakistan


by: pti | srinagar | published:july 14, 2017 11:43 am an afghan national, awaiting deportation from delhi, was arrested from baramulla district of kashmir as he was on his way towards the line of control to exfiltrate to pakistan. (file photo)top newsan afghan national, awaiting deportation from delhi, was arrested from baramulla district of kashmir as he was on his way towards the line of control to exfiltrate to pakistan, police said on friday. twenty-seven year old mohammad dawood was taken into custody at kralahar in baramulla yesterday.“dawood, who was acquitted in case under various sections of ndps act in new delhi, was to be deported but meanwhile government had decided to appeal against his acquittal.“his passport lies with the special cell of delhi police and he was unde...






two hizbul militants killed in encounter in jammu and kashmir’s baramulla


by: pti | srinagar | published:september 4, 2017 9:25 pm army and police personnel return to their camps after killing two militants during an encounter in sopore area of baramulla district. (express photo by shuaib masoodi)related newstwo hizbul mujahideen militants, including a self-styled divisional commander of the outfit, on  gunned down by security forces in sopore township of north kashmir’s baramulla district, the police said.acting on specific information about the presence of militants in the check-e-brath area of sopore, security forces launched a cordon and search operation this morning, a police spokesperson said. during searches, the militants who were hiding in the area opened fire on the security personnel, who retaliated, resulting in an encounter.two hizbul mujahi...






3 soldiers wounded in srinagar, hizbul owns attack


srinagar: three soldiers were injured on saturday in an attack on a convoy, claimed by hizbul mujahideen, in jammu and kashmir's srinagar district, officials said. the militants fired at the convoy near the jhelum valley college of medical science on the srinagar-muzaffarabad highway, the officials told ians. the militant outfit owned responsibility for the attack and said it had been carried out to protest prime minister narendra modi's visit. on sunday, modi will inaugurate the 9.2 km nashri-chenani tunnel that connects jammu region's udhampur and ramban districts on the strategic 300 km jammu-srinagar national highway. the army convoy was coming from north kashmir's baramulla town and was enroute to srinagar city.






j&k: another infiltration bid foiled, army guns down 5 terrorists in uri | india


new delhi: the army on friday foiled another infiltration bid near the line of control (loc) in uri sector of jammu and kashmir's baramulla district, killing at least five heavily armed terrorists. a high alert has also been sounded along the loc. "soldiers deployed along loc in uri detected a movement of terrorists trying to sneak into this side (at uri sector in baramulla district) from across border this afternoon," srinagar-based army spokesperson rajesh kalia said, adding, "army men fired on terrorists, who returned the fire from automatic weapons." he also said intense combing operation is underway in the area since yesterday. this is the third infiltration attempt by terrorists in last 24 hours and the seventh such along the loc in less than a fortnigh...






j&k: another infiltration bid foiled, army guns down 5 terrorists in uri | india


new delhi: the army on friday foiled another infiltration bid near the line of control (loc) in uri sector of jammu and kashmir's baramulla district, killing at least five heavily armed terrorists. a high alert has also been sounded along the loc. "soldiers deployed along loc in uri detected a movement of terrorists trying to sneak into this side (at uri sector in baramulla district) from across border this afternoon," srinagar-based army spokesperson rajesh kalia said, adding, "army men fired on terrorists, who returned the fire from automatic weapons." he also said intense combing operation is underway in the area since yesterday. this is the third infiltration attempt by terrorists in last 24 hours and the seventh such along the loc in less than a fortnight in ...






‘in 16 years, many things have changed’


written by mir ehsan | tappar bala (baramulla) | published:may 23, 2017 2:33 am family members of wani at their home in baramulla district. shuaib masoodiin their two-storey house amid apple orchards, salt tea is being served to the relatives and neighbours who have come to greet the family of gulzar ahmad wani, who was in jail for 16 years before being acquitted in the sabarmati train blast case. wani was on his way to becoming the first phd scholar from his area. he was 28 when he arrested in 2001. dozens of cases were slapped against him in various states and completion of his doctorate in arabic became a distant dream.“it was a long journey for justice. case after case was slapped against my brother. all the cases were fabricated,’’ javeed ahmad, wani’s younger brother...






150 militants waiting near loc in pok to infiltrate: army


baramulla: about 150 militants are waiting near the line of control (loc) in pakistan-occupied kashmir (pok) to sneak into the valley, a top army official said today with an assertion that the attempts would be foiled. lt gen j s sandhu, commander of srinagar-based 15 corps which is responsible for security of the kashmir valley, said there would be more militants at the launching pads in pok in the areas facing poonch and rajouri in jammu province. "according to an estimate, in our area - 15 corps - there are about 150 militants at present. there would be some more near poonch-rajouri areas (in jammu region) as well," he said. he was speaking to the reporters at the end of a two-day youth festival 'jashn-e-baramulla', organized by the army in the north kashmir town. the army commander...






4 cops killed in ied blast set off by terrorists in jammu & kashmir


new delhi: four policemen were killed and one was seriously injured in an ied blast set off by terrorists in sopore in jammu and kashmir's baramulla district today. three of the four policemen were identified as asi irshad of doda, m amin of kupwara, ghulam rasool od sopore and ghulam nabi, also of sopore, police said. militants had planted the ied near a shop in a lane between the 'chotta bazaar' and 'bada bazaar' in sopore in baramulla district, the official said. the policemen were patrolling the area in view of a separatist-sponsored strike there, said pti. the policemen were from the 3rd battalion of indian reserve police jammu and kashmir chief minister mehbooba mufti said she was "deeply pained" at the deaths. three days ago, also in...






kashmir: centre’s special representative dineshwar sharma meets delegations in b


srinagar: centre's special representative dineshwar sharma met several delegations in baramullah district of north kashmir on tuesday. many political and youth delegations met sharma in baramullah. however, bar association and some traders' delegations boycotted the meet. sharma also visited kupwara district of north kashmir where he met family members of asif iqbal, a sumo driver killed allegedly by the army earlier this year. according to the sources, he assured justice to the family as police has already registered an fir. he also met pdp and bjp delegations in baramulla. sharma is also expected to meet delegations in srinagar on wednesday.






police seize cell phone used to make call to pakistan from kashmir jail


in a major crackdown, police on sunday seized 14 mobile phones from a sub-jail in baramulla district of kashmir which were allegedly being used by the inmates to be in touch with their contacts in pakistan via whatsapp.the phones were seized from the prisoners, who included those held on charges of militancy and stone-pelting, just three days after union home minister rajnath singh said that pakistan is using social media to fuel unrest in kashmir.“we had got inputs from jail authorities about their suspicion of some mobile phones being operated from inside the jail premises. in a joint search operation by the jail and police officials, 14 mobile phones were recovered along with some incriminating material,” senior superintendent of police, baramulla, imtiyaz hussain said.“there are ...






jammu & kashmir: mistaken for braid chopper, youth beaten in baramulla


written by wajahat shabir | srinagar | published:october 4, 2017 4:28 am people protest against attack on women, with their braids being cut, in kulgam of kashmir on tuesday. (source: express photo by shuaib masoodi)related newsresidents of north kashmir’s delina village beat up a youth on tuesday after they mistook him for a braid-chopper. police rescued the youth from the locals and said that he was not a braid-chopper and had come to meet a friend.the state government has constituted an sit and announced a reward of rs 6 lakh for anyone who assists in the arrest of braid-choppers.the beating up of the youth accused of being a braid-chopper went viral and many started streaming live videos. the mistake was brought to light only after the police intervened.baramulla sp imtiaz hussa...






centre’s special envoy on kashmir dineshwar sharma visits baramulla


by: pti | srinagar | published: december 26, 2017 8:11 pm centre’s special interlocutor to kashmir dineshwar sharma (pib/files)related newsthe centre’s special envoy on kashmir, dineshwar sharma, visited north kashmir’s baramulla district on tuesday and met a cross section of people, officials said here. sharma, a former intelligence bureau director, met several delegations during his day-long visit to the district.delegations of traders engaged in cross-line of control (loc) trade between two sides of kashmir, apprised him of the difficulties being faced in carrying out their businesses, they said. employment, lack of power supply and non-availability of food grains, especially during the winter months, also figured during the discussions with sharma.the centre’s representati...






j-k encounter: two terrorists gunned down, one captured in baramulla


by: express web desk | new delhi | published: december 11, 2017 7:45 am one militant was captured in an injured state. (representational image)related newstwo militants were killed and one was captured alive in an encounter with security forces in bomai area of baramulla district, jammu and kashmir, news agency ani reported on monday.the encounter broke out between the militants and security forces late sunday night. while two of them were neutralised, one was captured in an injured state, ani reported. firing has stopped but search operations are still underway, the agency added.more details awaited.for all the latest india news, download indian express app© ie online media services pvt ltdmore related news






j-k: four policemen killed in ied blast in sopore, mehbooba condemns incident


written by bashaarat masood | sopore | updated: january 6, 2018 11:35 am four policemen were killed in ied blast in baramulla, j-k on saturday (source: ani)four policemen were killed in a powerful improvised explosive device (ied) exposion on saturday, which had been planted by suspected militants, in sopore, baramulla district of jammu and kashmir. the explosion took place at gole market, where separatists were observing a bandh. there was heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces in the town at the time of the incident, to maintain normalcy and prevent any protests. according to sources, militants had planted the bomb inside the market after sensing heavy presence of forces today.j-k chief minister mehbooba mufti took to twitter to condemn the incident. “pained to he...






army exam: day after sabzar bhat is killed, 1292 kashmiri youths appear for army


a day after hizbul mujahideen terrorist sabzar bhat was killed and amid separatists’ shutdown call, around 1300 kashmiri youths on sunday appeared for the common entrance written exam for the selection of junior commissioned officers and other ranks in the indian army. the army is asserting this development as a “clear rejection of the regressive bandh calls”. defying the two day bandh, 799 candidates out of the 815 who had registered for the exam appeared at pattan in north kashmir’s baramulla district. out of 500 candidates, 493 appeared for the exam in srinagar. this totals to 1292 candidates who had appeared at the two locations. the army said that the 20 odd candidates who were absent is nothing unusual. talking to media in baramulla, major general a.k. singh, the kilo force g...






four policemen killed in ied blast in j-k’s sopore, mehbooba condemns incident


written by bashaarat masood | sopore | updated: january 6, 2018 2:33 pm four policemen were killed in ied blast in baramulla, j-k on saturday (source: ani)four policemen were killed in a powerful improvised explosive device (ied) exposion on saturday, which had been planted by suspected militants, in sopore, baramulla district of jammu and kashmir. the explosion took place at gole market, where separatists were observing a bandh. there was heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces in the town at the time of the incident, to maintain normalcy and prevent any protests. according to sources, militants had planted the bomb inside the market after sensing heavy presence of forces today. the wreath laying ceremony for the victims will be held today.j-k chief minister mehbooba m...






the new hardline in the valley part 2: north kashmir is home to foreign militant


written by muzamil jaleel | hajin | published:may 30, 2017 4:09 am according to a recent verification report on the presence of foreign militants in north kashmir, 102 are with lashkar: 12 in bandipore, 6 in baramulla, 9 in sopore, 37 in kupwara and 38 in handwara. similarly, jaish has 16 foreigners: one in bandipore, three in baramulla, 7 in sopore and 5 in kupwara.on the evening of april 15 in hajin, militants barged into the house of abdul rashid parray alias rashid billa, a dreaded commander of ikhwan, the government-backed counter-insurgency militia of the 1990s, and killed him. twenty days later, two militants appeared at hajin’s jamia masjid, addressed the friday congregation and joined a pro-freedom rally. the friday after, they were back. billa was a “proclaimed offen...






kashmir encounter: two militants holed up in baramulla district


by: pti | srinagar | published:june 21, 2017 8:30 am the operation was resumed wednesday morning and gunfight started after the trapped militants opened fire on the forces, which was responded to. (express photo/ representational)related newsan encounter is underway between militants holed up inside a house and security forces in rafiabad area of kashmir’s baramulla district. the gunbattle broke out in pazalpora village in sopore township of the district on wednesday morning, a police official said, adding that two militants are suspected to be in the house. following intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area, security forces launched a cordon and search operation last night. the official said the search operation was halted for the night but the forces mainta...






missing indian soldier may have joined militant group


new delhi: an indian army soldier went missing on thursday along with his ak-47 rifle and three magazines from a camp in baramulla district of north kashmir, with police suspecting he may have joined the ranks of terror outfit hizbul mujahideen.“a territorial army soldier in gantmulla area of jammu and kashmir is suspected to have left his unit with an ak-47 rifle. sepoy zahoor ahmad thokar has been missing since last night from his camp in baramulla. thoker’s service rifle and three magazines are also missing,” police sources in jammu and kashmir (j&k) told gulf news.thokar worked in the engineering wing of 173 battalion of the territorial army.“an alert has been sounded and security forces have been directed to remain vigilant as the soldier could have joined militant ranks,” t...






hizbul mujahideen commander abdul qayoom najar killed in baramulla


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: september 26, 2017 7:10 pm abdul qayoom najar carried a reward of rs 10,00,000 on his head.related newsthe security forces on tuesday gunned down hizbul mujahideen commander abdul qayoom najar in an encounter in baramulla, jammu and kashmir police said. najar carried a reward of rs 10,00,000 on his head. according to reports, najar, the oldest surviving militant and top commander, was gunned killed while infiltrating into valley in uri. this comes hours after security forces foiled an infiltration bid by pakistan’s border action team in kupwara.for years najar, one of the most wanted militants in north kashmir has kept the police and the army on toes. he had managed to give a slip to security forces on numerous occasions.najar came to the...






militants hurl grenade at police party near jammu and kashmir bank in sopore; 4


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: may 31, 2017 5:58 pm militants hurled a grenade at a police party near jammu and kashmir bank in sopore, baramulla district. (source: ani photo)related newsmilitants wednesday hurled a grenade at a police party near jammu and kashmir bank in sopore, baramulla district, as reported by news agency ani. at least four police personnel have been injured in the attack, which comes after a series of incidents involving robbery of banks and looting of atms. earlier in the day, there were reports of a state bank of india atm machine being stolen by unidentified men in anantnag district, srinagar, on the intervening night of tuesday and wednesday.there have been a total of 14 other instances of attacks on banks or money being looted in the state in t...






kashmir encounter: two militants killed in sopore


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: june 1, 2017 9:31 am the militants reportedly holed up in a house in sopore opened fire on the forces triggering the gun-battle.related newstwo militants were killed in an encounter in the nathi pora area of sopore in jammu and kashmir early thursday morning. an army official said operations are still continuing in the area. the militants were reportedly holed up in a house in north kashmir’s baramulla district. according to pti, security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in north kashmir’s baramulla district at around 3:30 am after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. the militants reportedly opened fire on the forces triggering the gun-battle.two ak rifles were recovered...






police seized arms from truck engaged in cross-loc trade


by: pti | srinagar | published:march 1, 2017 4:57 pm arms and ammunition were recovered from a truck engaged in cross-loc trade in uri sector of north kashmir’s baramulla district. (source: google maps)some arms and ammunition were recovered from a truck engaged in cross-loc trade in uri sector of north kashmir’s baramulla district, police said on wednesday. based on a specific information about some arms and ammunition being smuggled in a goods truck meant to carry cross-loc (line of control) trade merchandise, a naka was established by police in uri area.watch what else is making news:“the incoming goods laden trucks which had gone to chakoti area of pakistan occupied kashmir (pok) were searched at uri during which a chinese pistol, two magazines with 14 rounds of ammunition, ...






j&k govt school set to be polling station gutted in fire ahead of bypolls


just a day after a school building that was set to be a polling booth was set ablaze in the state of jammu and kashmir, another government school designated as polling booth was set on fire in in shopian’s padarpora on just ahead of by polls.the people who have set the school building on fire have not been identified as yet. the train services from baramulla to banihal have also been suspended due to the prevailing security situation in jammu and kashmir. the internet and mobile service have also been suspended in srinagar, budgam and gandarbal and is likely to remain suspended till april 12.jammu and kashmir: government middle school, also a designated polling booth in shopian's padarpora, set ablaze by unidentified people.— ani (@ani_news) april 10, 2017train services from baramulla...






kashmir encounter: two militants killed in sopore


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: june 1, 2017 8:21 am the militants reportedly holed up in a house in sopore opened fire on the forces triggering the gun-battle.related newstwo militants were killed in an encounter in the nathi pora area of sopore in jammu and kashmir early thursday morning. an army official said operations are still continuing in the area. the militants were reportedly holed up in a house in north kashmir’s baramulla district. according to pti, security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in north kashmir’s baramulla district at around 3:30 am after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. the militants reportedly opened fire on the forces triggering the gun-battle.the encounter comes barely a...






terror outfits: fresh response needed for changed strategy of terror outfits: bj


jammu: a day after four policemen were killed in an improvised explosive device (ied) blast in sopore, the bjp today said terrorist outfits had changed their strategy and a fresh response from intelligence agencies and security forces was needed to counter it. party spokesperson brigadier (retd) anil gupta said the last major ied attack on the army in the valley took place in narbal on the srinagar-baramulla highway in 2008. repeated attempts were made but without much success. however, there have been indicators in the recent past which should have alerted police and intelligence agencies, he said. "there is an obvious design behind the changed strategy which does not augur well if not countered immediately and aggressively. "the choice of targets, use of ieds a...






dead body found during cordon & search operation in kashmir, murder suspected


by: pti | srinagar | published:november 11, 2017 10:25 pm the search party was going from door to door in the village this morning when a dead body was discovered. (ap)a cordon and search operation launched by security forces unearthed an alleged case of murder in north kashmir’s baramulla district today, police said here.a case has been registered and an investigation launched into a murder case which surfaced during an operation in qazi hamam mohalla of old town baramulla, a police spokesman said. the search party was going from door to door in the village this morning when a dead body was discovered in one of the houses, the spokesman said.tariq ahmad badru found his brother’s dead body when he went into his room to inform him about the ongoing search operation, he said. the de...






tonkin highway closed as bushfire burns out of control


police are questioning a man in relation to a bushfire burning in perth's south which has forced the closure of tonkin highway in both directions.main roads confirmed diversions off the highway were in place between albany highway and ranford road at 2.30pm. what's luigi from wa salvage doing now?video duration01:26previous slidenext slidevideo duration00:27fire closes tonkin highway in both ...fire closes tonkin highway in both directionstonkin highway still closed both directions from albany highway to ranford rd due to a fire at champion lakes. vision: nine news perth.what's luigi from wa salvage doing now?video duration01:26video duration01:26what's luigi from wa salvage doing now?what's luigi from wa salvage doing now?claudio versaico who played luigi in wa salvage commercials t...






kashmir gets fresh snowfall, light rains; dry spell broken in the valley


by: pti | new delhi | published:november 15, 2017 1:16 pm affarwat peaks in gulmarg in north kashmir’s baramulla district recorded three inches of fresh snowfall till 8:30 am wednesday morning. pti photosome areas in the higher reaches of kashmir received fresh snowfall while the plains recorded light rainfall, breaking the dry spell in the valley which had given rise to ailments like cough and common cold, news agency pti reported on wednesday. few of valley’s upper areas received fresh snowfall on tuesday night, while light rainfall was recorded in plains, a spokesman of the meteorological department said here.affarwat peaks in gulmarg in north kashmir’s baramulla district recorded three inches of fresh snowfall till 8:30 am this morning. sonamarg and its adjoining areas in ce...






at least 19 killed after bus flips on highway in south china


beijing –  chinese state media say a bus has flipped over while traveling on a highway in the southern province of guangdong, killing at least 19 people.state broadcaster cctv said the bus appeared to be the only vehicle involved in the accident thursday. other reports said 44 people were aboard the bus and several were sent to a nearby hospital.the highway was closed while crews cleared the wreckage.photos on websites from the scene showed the highway slick with rain and the overturned bus lying on a crushed guardrail.






no party can accept cash donation more than rs 2000/source


in a welcome move, the finance minister arun jaitley on february 1 presented the union budget 2017 and announced that the maximum donation that a party can accept as a cash donation is rs 2000. he added that political parties will be entitled to receive donations by cheque or in the digital mode from their donors.the finance minister announced this decision after observing that political parties continue to receive most funds through anonymous donations.it is for the first time in the history of india, both the union budget and the rail budget have been merged with the general budget. there will be no separate rail budget, this time! this decision to present the budget together was taken with the aim to complete the whole process before the end of this financial year.you may also likejaitl