Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicBudgam

Topic: Budgam

Militants confirmed my son’s identity, then shot him, says Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat’s father

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has reportedly sacked three government employees over terror links.

Threatened by militants with beheading, 10 J&K panches & sarpanches resign

Ten sarpanches & panches from Budgam have quit. Police are trying to establish if the calls were made by militants based in J&K or Pakistan.

3 militants, J&K policeman killed in encounters in Budgam, Shopian

One policeman was also injured in the gunbattle that ensued after militants opened fire during a cordon and search operation at Zanigam village in Budgam district.

Jammu & Kashmir BJP leader Abdul Hamid Najar shot at by terrorists, admitted to hospital

This attack is preceded by one in August on a BJP sarpanch and another in July on BJP president Wasim Bari, his father and brother — all of whom died.

Budgam villagers scared to return after J&K police ‘attack’ their homes and shops

Villagers in Budgam's Nasrullah Pora had gathered at a mosque last Friday, and the police arrived to disperse them. By that night, their property had been destroyed.

IAF chief admits Mi17 crash was a ‘big mistake’, two officers face court martial

An Mi-17 aircraft in Kashmir's Budgam was shot down in friendly fire on the morning of 27 February when Indian and Pakistani air forces were engaged in a dogfight in Balakot.

Food, business, schools: Kashmiris have devised coping mechanisms for everything

Since the abrogation of Article 370, Kashmiris have been borrowing from lessons learnt in 2010 and 2014, and perfected during 2016 unrest.

IAF probe confirms 27 February Budgam chopper crash was caused by friendly fire

Court of Inquiry finds crash was result of system failure. Two officers — chief operations officer and senior air traffic control officer — found at fault.

Two IAF officers likely to face court martial for 27 February J&K chopper crash

The IAF chopper was shot down in Budgam in ‘friendly fire’, killing six personnel. The Court of Inquiry report could be submitted by early July.

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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