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

3 militants, 1 soldier killed in gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

Security forces were conducting a search operation in Zadoora area of Pulwama district Friday night when militants fired upon them, an official said.
LeT commander Sajjad Haider, who hailed from Sopore, was killed in Baramulla Monday | By special arrangement

Lashkar commander behind BJP leader’s killing shot dead in 10-hour Kashmir gun battle

3 militants, including a Pakistani and a local youth, had struck a CRPF-J&K Police party around 10 am, killing 3 personnel before disappearing into an orchard.
Security forces in Kashmir

2 CRPF jawans, 1 policeman killed in militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla

Militants attacked a security forces party in Kreeri area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir Monday morning, a police officer said.
Security personnel stand guard at the spot after a militant attack, at Nowgam bypass in Srinagar, Friday, Aug 14, 2020 | PTI

Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists gun down 2 policemen outside Srinagar

Police say the terrorists, who fired indiscriminately at a police party near Nowgam bypass Friday morning, have been identified and will be neutralised soon.
A file photo of Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

BJP worker, shot at by militants in J&K’s Budgam, succumbs to injuries

Abdul Hamid Najar is the fourth BJP worker or office-bearer targeted by militants in the last one month.
BJP leader Wasim Bari | @DrJitendraSingh | Twitter

Kashmir BJP leader shot dead in Bandipora, father and brother killed too

BJP leader Wasim Bari, his brother Umer Bashir and father Bashir Ahmed were shot dead outside a shop owned by the family, police said.
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.
Pakistani Army

Pakistan saw a spike in militancy in the New Year, but an 85% drop over the last decade

An Islamabad think-tank has found 27 people were killed in 15 instances of militancy last month following a ‘historical pattern of a rise in violence at the beginning of the year’.
File photo of security personnel at Anantnag district in Kashmir | PTI

J&K sarpanch, official killed in militant attack during Back to Village event in Anantnag

The militant attack took place when the govt's flagship ‘Back to Village’ programme was going on at Hakhoora village in Anantnag’s Badasgam area.
Militant attack in Anantnagar, Kashmir

5 CRPF soldiers and 1 gunman killed in militant attack in Anantnag

At least two militants attacked a patrol CRPF party with automatic rifles followed by grenades in Anantnag.

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

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

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
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.