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A fisherman rows his boat across Dal Lake during sunset, in Srinagar

IAF to hold air show over Dal Lake in Srinagar on 26 September

The air show, part of the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations, aims to motivate the youth of the Valley to join the Air Force and promote tourism in the region.
Representational Photo | A protest for Kashmiri Hindus | ANI file

How killing of this Kashmiri Hindu leader led to exodus of Pandits from Valley

Pandit Tika Lal Taploo’s death is remembered as ‘Martyrdom Day’ by Kashmiri Hindus and bodies that support cause of those who had to flee Valley in the face of terrorism in 1990.
A morphed image that falsely claims this sweet shop is in Srinagar. | Photo: Twitter/@DChaurasia2312

Deepak Chaurasia’s #PicOfTheYear of ‘Yadav sweet shop’ in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk is morphed

Deepak Chaurasia shared the image of the store, purportedly named ‘Yadav Misthaan Bhandaar’. However, the morphed image has been in circulation since August 2019.
Journalist Aadil Farooq Bhat after his arrest | By Special Arrangement

Journalist ‘with militant links’ held with 2 live grenades after Kashmir blast, role ‘not clear’

According to police, Aadil Farooq Bhat, who works with a local news agency, was also arrested in 2019. He allegedly worked as overground worker for Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Father Ahmad Patloo and daughter Jannat ask tourists to wear masks and take vaccination. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

How a Srinagar father-daughter team is doing their bit to save Dal Lake

Tariq Ahmad Patloo runs an Ambulance Shikara in Srinagar's Dal lake. Last month, he found a mention on PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'.
File photo of Pahalgam Valley| Commons

Vaccine certificate & Covid negative report mandatory for tourists visiting J&K’s Anantnag

Pahalgam and other tourist spots in the Anantnag district as well as other districts of Kashmir have been witnessing a heavy influx of visitors.

Drones banned in Srinagar week after attack on IAF station in Jammu

Decentralised airspace access has to be regulated in view of recent episodes of misuse of drones posing threat to security infrastructure as reported by reliable sources, the order said.
Security personnel during an encounter with militants, at Maloora on the outskirts of Srinagar, on 28 June 2021

Top LeT commander, Pakistan accomplice shot dead during encounter in Srinagar

The encounter ensued when Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Nadeem Abrar, who was arrested Monday, was taken to a house to recover a weapon.
Representational image of security forces at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir

Two militants killed in encounter in J&K’s Srinagar district

A search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at the security forces in the Khonmoh area, on the outskirts of Srinagar.

J&K govt bans medical oxygen refills to NGOs, private citizens in Srinagar, faces flak

The move has drawn severe criticism in Srinagar with residents saying not allowing them or NGOs access to medical oxygen could hurt Covid-19 patients.

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Quad tent just got bigger with AUKUS. China’s aggressive behaviour will be under watch

The Australia-UK-US trilateral is beneficial to India, because its central purpose is to add one more lever in building a balance against China’s power.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow, on 17 September 2021

GST Council levies 5% tax on food delivery apps, extends concessional rates on Covid drugs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the Council decided that it was not the right time to include petroleum products within the GST ambit.

Defence

A Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft

IAF signs deal with France to purchase phased out Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft

None of these aircraft would be used for flying and they are being acquired to help improve the serviceability of around 50 Mirage-2000s in the Indian fleet, sources said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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