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A CRPF soldier stands guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

4 soldiers killed in encounter with Jaish terrorists in Pulwama

Soldiers from 55 Rashtriya Rifles, along with Special Operations Group of J&K Police and personnel from 182 and 183 Battalion of CRPF involved in operation.
Masood Azhar

Beijing’s calculus on Masood Azhar goes through the China-Pakistan corridor

Surely, there is some utility in maintaining the international pressure and the spotlight on China’s approach to terrorism.
Overall pass percentage in Kashmir this year was 75.44 (representational image)

How students in terror-hit south Kashmir beat unrest & shutdowns to top Class 10 results

Class 10 students in Kashmir's Pulwama & Shopian districts excelled with highest pass percentage, even though schools there were closed for more than 100 days.
Violence in Kashmir

Pulwama shows alienated youth who don’t fear death are the biggest challenge in J&K

The alienation of the post-1990 generation is a result of nearly three decades of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
Congress leader Sajjan Kumar | PTI

Media revisits 1984, and Priyanka Gandhi in a new role?

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Security personnel in Kashmir (representational picture)

Separatists call 3-day strike in Kashmir over killing of 7 civilians

Seven civilians were killed when security forces opened fire on protesters near an encounter site in Pulwama district.
Security personnel in Kashmir (representational picture)

Soldier killed, 3 militants gunned down in encounter in J&K’s Pulwama

A search operation launched by the security forces in Pulwama's Sirnoo village turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on security personnel.
A policeman stands alert near a check point in Srinagar | Saqib Majeed/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Poster, videos warn of uprising in Kashmir against Hizbul Mujahideen for targeting police

The Urdu poster, whose source is not known, threatens an uprising against Hizbul Mujahideen militants if they do not stop targeting Kashmir police.
Islamic University of Science and Technology

Sikh girl in Kashmir stabbed for ‘refusal to convert to Islam’, alleges father

The issue is likely to acquire political colour with Akali leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa expected to visit Srinagar Friday to meet the victim.
Clashes in Shopian district of South Kashmir, in Srinagar | PTI

Kashmir’s witnessing a new chapter of darkness. Even shadows can’t be trusted

A carpet of mutual suspicion covers everybody in Kashmir these days. Nobody knows who is tipping off the army and bringing the boots to your door.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?