Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Shopian

2 labourers from UP killed in grenade attack in J-K, LeT ‘hybrid terrorist’ arrested

Hybrid terrorists are 'unlisted radicals.' They hurled a grenade in Shopian's Harmen area, injuring two, Monish Kumar and Ram Sagar, both residents of Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj.

Militant gunned down by security forces in J&K’s Shopian

The encounter started during a cordon and search operation launched by the security forces. The identity of the militant and the group to which he belonged are yet to be ascertained.

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.

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.

Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Shopian

A search operation in Kashwa village in Shopian turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards the security forces, officials said.

Top LeT commander among 2 killed in encounter in J&K’s Shopian

Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Ishfaq Dar alias Abu Akram had been active since 2017 and was killed in the South Kashmir district when a search operation turned into an encounter.

Two militants killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Shopian district

According to the police, one of the militants was newly recruited and security forces had made efforts to make him surrender.

Terrorists take refuge in mosque after encounter with security forces in J&K’s Shopian

In a separate encounter in Tral, Pulwama Friday morning, two unidentified militants were gunned down by security personnel, the police said.

Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in J&K’s Shopian

The security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in a forest area, following information about the presence of militants there, officials said.

Houses caught fire in Shopian encounter ‘because of stacked dry grass’, not us, says Army

One family alleged that security personnel had forced them to set their house in Rawalpora on fire during 13-15 March encounter, but Army denies it.

On Camera


A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.