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Representational image of troops standing guard at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: ANI

3 militants, 1 civilian killed as search operation turns into encounter in J&K’s Batamaloo

Two CRPF personnel, including an officer, sustained injuries after militants opened fire during the search operation in Firdousabad locality.
A CRPF jawan stands guard along a street on the first day of the two-day curfew in Srinagar, Tuesday, 4 August, 2020. | PTI

Three militants & assistant sub-inspector of J&K Police killed in a gunfight near Srinagar

Militants fired on a joint 'naka' of police and the Central Reserve Police Force at Pantha Chowk area late Saturday night, a police official said.
File image of slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani's posters in Kashmir | Azaan Javaid | ThePrint

J&K police file FIR after letter calls for strike on Burhan Wani death anniversary tomorrow

The letter was being circulated as a missive from separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, but police say his family has denied he wrote it.
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Is Kashmir militancy beginning to ebb? Last decade trend shows it could be another false dawn

Official data shows 118 militants have been killed, and recruitment has dipped 48% so far this year. But a 2010 lull like this had ended with a new phase of militancy.
Bashir Ahmed Khan is laid to rest Wednesday | ANI

Day after J&K militant attack, 3-yr-old knows grandfather is dead but thinks he will return

Death of Bashir Ahmed Khan has triggered a massive controversy in Kashmir in light of two very divergent accounts regarding the circumstances of his killing.
Hazim Bhat, 15, suffered from delayed milestone | By special arrangement

15-yr-old boy killed in Handwara encounter was differently-abled and out playing with friends

The body of Hazim Bhat, a native of J&K's Khaipora village, was buried at a cemetery used to bury foreign or unidentified militants. 
Security personnel in Srinagar

J&K Police verifying claim that 2 militants killed in Handwara are residents of Valley

The claim was made by Kashmir’s new militant group, TRF. The outfit released a video, claiming the 2 slain militants were part of their cadre.
Restrictions in Srinagar

Why Kashmir’s new militant outfit, ‘Lashkar offshoot’, signals possible escalation of violence

J&K Police say the TRF’s emergence could be the start of a 'violent campaign' in Kashmir, which the Lashkar-e-Taiba cannot undertake on its own due to international focus on it.
File photo of 14 February 2019 Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel

More Pulwama-style attacks, poisoning bids — intel inputs warn of lethal summer in J&K

According to defence sources, intelligence inputs suggest terrorists are also looking to target political leaders and journalists in J&K.
Militant attack in Anantnagar, Kashmir

Number of listed militants in Kashmir down to 250, 25 killed in 2020: J&K DGP

DGP Dilbag Singh said there has been confirmation of only three militants infiltrating the Valley through the International Border so far this year.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.