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Security personnel at an encounter site in Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu | Representational image | PTI

J&K Police releases list of 10 wanted militants

The list, which was posted on Twitter by the J&K Police Monday, includes seven militants who have been active for some time and three relatively new recruits.
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J&K BJP chief welcomes denial of security clearance for passports to ‘anti-national’ elements

Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina Sunday said it would serve as a severe blow to those elements conspiring against the country and fleeing abroad to escape accountability.
Security personnel during an encounter with militants at Kralgund area of Handwara in Kupwara district, on 7 July 2021 | PTI

2 top commanders killed but at least 37 Jaish terrorists still holed up in Kashmir 

According to the data with the security establishment, of the 37 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, 5 are Kashmiris and 32 are foreigners, all of whom have infiltrated from across the border.
Police inspect after drone activities were suspected at three different areas of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir, on 29 July 2021 | Twitter/@ANI

Suspected Pakistani drones spotted at 3 different places in J&K’s Samba

The officials said BSF personnel fired a couple of rounds towards one of the drones before it returned to the Pakistani side. The other 2 disappeared shortly after hovering.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai (file photo) | ANI

J&K to be granted statehood at appropriate time after normalcy is restored, Modi govt says

MoS for Home Nityanand Rai informed the Rajya Sabha while replying to a question on whether govt had a proposal to 'reinstate' statehood of J&K & regarding ban on communication channels.

7 killed, 17 injured as cloudburst hits remote village in J&K’s Kishtwar

Two columns of Army have been mobilised to assist the civil administration in rescue mission. People have been asked to stay vigilant as heavy downpour is predicted till July end.

Salute soldiers who died for country’s safety, says President Kovind on Kargil Vijay Diwas

President Ram Nath Kovind, while paying homage to armed forces at Jammu and Kashmir's Dagger War Memorial, said it evokes profound respect for troops safeguarding our borders.
Cricket team playing match at the Homepabthri kulgam district | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

It’s no IPL, but passion for this T20 cricket tournament is unmatched in Kashmir’s Kulgam

Every year, the youth of South Kashmir's Kulgam district collect funds to organise the inter-village 20-over tournament between May and August.
The match between Youngster XI Chimmar and Super King Ahmedabad at Pachanpathri village in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district | Photo: Praveen Jain

32 teams, crowdfunded T20 tournament 4 times a year — Kashmir’s Kulgam is serious about cricket

Every year, Kulgam district in South Kashmir has its very own Home Pathri Premier League, an inter-village leather ball cricket tournament between 32 teams.

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Why Iran’s new President Raisi will listen only to his mentor: Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

Ebrahim Raisi only won the presidency because Khamenei fixed the contest in his favor. This leaves him with little political legitimacy of his own, and more beholden to Khamenei.
File photo of NSE building in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Hope of continued Covid stimulus, economic recovery pushes Sensex, Nifty to record highs

The run-up in stocks comes ahead of the RBI's monetary policy Friday, where interest rates are expected to be left at an all-time low even as inflation rises.

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File photo of Army chief General M.M. Naravane | ANI

Scrap L1 concept for procurement, need revolution in bureaucratic affairs, Army chief says

At a seminar by the United Services Institution, Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane speaks out against procedural lacunae in defence procurement, emphasises need for more agile processes.
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Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.