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Army soldiers during an operation against militants in Kulgam | Representational image | ANI File Photo

Another Bihari vendor shot dead in Srinagar

Arvind Kumar's murder outside a park comes after police claimed to have gunned down three terrorists involved in civilian killings.
Army personnel near an encounter site in Pulwama district | Representational image | ANI Photo

Two militants, including LeT commander, killed in encounter in J-K’s Pulwama

LeT commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey was among the top 10 wanted militants and had killed two police constables in Srinagar's Baghat in February.
People above 18 years old wait to receive Covid vaccine in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir (file photo) | ANI photo

16 J&K districts achieve 100% coverage of Covid vaccine’s first dose in 18+ age category

A total of 96,550 doses were administered Wednesday across the Union territory pushing the cumulative number of doses administered here to 13,430,141.

2 militants killed in separate encounter in Shopian, hours after 3 LeT terrorists gunned down

Security forces had launched a search in the Feeripora area of south Kashmir's Shopian and it turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the forces.
A security personnel stands guard at a checkpoint in Srinagar, on 11 October 2021 | Representational image | PTI Photo

3 TRF militants killed in Shopian, including one who had gunned down Bihar street vendor

Police said the militants belonged to The Resistance Front — a front of Lashkar-e-Taiba. Militant Mukhtar Shah shifted to Shopian after killing the street vendor on 5 October.
File image of Devender Singh Rana, who joined the BJP Monday | Twitter | @DevenderSRana

‘Jammu, Dogras neglected’ — Omar Abdullah ex-adviser & NC’s Jammu face Devender Rana joins BJP

Rana, a three-term MLA, was seen as the NC’s face in Jammu region. Despite the BJP’s sweep in the Jammu region in the 2014 assembly elections, he won from Nagrota.
Army soldiers patrol along the Line of Control (LOC), in J&K Poonch | Representational image | ANI photo

Pakistan changes LoC strategy as winter approaches, terror launch pads full but ceasefire holds

The primary focus of the Pakistan Army is to push in arms and ammunition more than terrorists, which is why those who’ve been caught have been carrying huge cache of them.
Army soldiers patrol along the Line of Control (LOC), in J&K Poonch | Representational image | ANI photo

Five Army personnel killed in encounter in J&K’s Poonch

The security forces had launched an anti-insurgency operation following intelligence inputs about presence of terrorists.
Representational Image| File photo of Army personnel on a search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district | ANI photo

2 militants shot dead in Jammu & Kashmir’s Anantnag, Bandipora districts

One of the terrorists killed has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar affiliated with LET (TRF) and was involved in recent civilian killing at Shahgund, Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar said.

Jammu & Kashmir’s elite anti-terror unit gets full-time head after a gap of 5 months

Appointment of Iftikhar Talib to head the Special Operations Group comes amid a spate of minority killings in Srinagar that took security forces by surprise.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a meeting with World Bank Group chief David Malpass in Washington D.C on 15 October 2021 | Twitter/@FinMinIndia

Climate financing still area of worry, says Sitharaman, flags questions on $100 bn pledge

The remarks came ahead of the upcoming COP-26 Summit to be held in UK. Leaders of nearly 200 countries will gather at the summit in Glasgow to discuss climate action.

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Representational image of a contingent of the Indian Army| Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Military exercise with Sri Lanka will promote synergy, strengthen bilateral ties: Indian Army

The 8th edition of Exercise #MitraShakti21 between Indian & Sri Lankan armies culminated at the island nation's Ampara district with a focus on enhancing counter-terror cooperation.
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Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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