Army moves HC against Nirmal Singh’s wife

The Army has moved an application before the J&K High Court seeking contempt proceedings against Mamta Singh, the wife of BJP leader and Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly, Nirmal Singh for going ahead with construction on a disputed piece of land in Nagrota in Jammu.

The contempt petition was filed after Mamta allegedly in violation of a court order did not stop the construction, for which the Army had raised serious objections including the one of posing a security risk to the ammunition depot of the Army situated adjacent to the piece of land owned by her.

Mufti, Abdullah welcome decision

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah have welcomed the Centre’s decision to not launch any security operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the Muslim fasting month of Ramzan.

Separatists condemn TN youth’s death; fears of adverse impact grip J&K tourism

A day after a 22-year-old tourist from Tamil Nadu was killed in stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir, chief minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday spoke to his counterpart Mehbooba Mufti over the phone and sought her help for the safe return of 130 tourists from his state.

R Thirumaniselvam, a city resident, suffered head injuries after being hit by a stone when a mob went on a rampage near Narbal on the outskirts of Srinagar on Monday. Condoling Tirumaniselvam’s death, Palaniswami announced a solatium of Rs 3 lakh to the next of kin.

Assistant Professor’s short-lived militancy stint

The life of Mohammad Rafi Bhat, as a militant lasted less than 36 hours as he was among the five militants killed in Sunday’s encounter.

Rafi’s involvement with militancy began sometime late Friday afternoon and ended late on Saturday night, making him an ultra with possibly the shortest active time in militancy in the state.

5 terrorists killed in encounter, 5 civilians dead in clashes

In a major success for security forces, five Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists including a top commander and a fresh recruit — a university professor — were killed in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, even as five civilians died during clashes between protesters and law enforcing agencies near the encounter site.

“Five terrorists of the outlawed Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were neutralised during an encounter at Badigam village in Shopian,” a police spokesman said here. He said the identities of the slain terrorists were being ascertained.

Death for raping minors, NC president seeks bill

Lending support to chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s tweet, “We will never ever let another child suffer in this way. We will bring a new law that will make the death penalty mandatory for those who rape minors”, J&K Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah has demanded a special session of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly to bring in a bill to award capital punishment to those who rape minors.

J&K on edge: 12 ultras, 3 jawans, 4 civilians dead in a day

Terror groups in the Valley suffered a major setback on Sunday as 12 terrorists were gunned down in counter-insurgency operations in three different areas in South Kashmir in which three Army jawans and four civilians were also killed.  Deadly protests erupted in several parts following the operations.

7 Pak soldiers, 5 JeM ultras killed in J&K cross-border fire

Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed on Monday in retaliatory firing by the Indian Army after a ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir where a infiltration bid was also foiled with the elimination of five militants of Pakistan-based JeM, army officers said.

4 jawans, 3 terrorists killed in attack at CRPF camp in Pulwama

Heavily armed terrorists launched a pre-dawn attack on a CRPF camp in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, killing four personnel of the force and injuring three others. CRPF spokesperson Rajesh Yadav said the bodies of two terrorists have also been recovered while one more is believed to have been killed.

JeM commander Noor Tantray killed in Pulwama

Terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed suffered a major blow on Tuesday when security forces killed its top commander Noor Mohammad Tantray, considered the brain behind the terror outfit’s revival in Kashmir Valley, police said.