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107 out of 250 LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Kashmir are 'locals': MHA sources

Updated: Oct 10, 2016 18:55 IST      
107 out of 250 LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Kashmir are 'locals': MHA sources

New Delhi [India], Oct. 10 (ANI): More than 250 Lashkar-e-Taiba ( LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist have infiltrated into the Kashmir valley with the intention of carrying out attacks, out of which 107 are locals from the Valley and the rest are from Pakistan.

According to Ministry of Home Affairs ( MHA) sources, these terrorist had infiltrated in the region before the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army on September 29 along the Line of Control (LoC).

Earlier today, terrorists attacked a police party in Jammu and Kashmir's Pampore District.

The terrorists are reportedly holed up inside the Entrepreneur Development Institute (EDI) Building, situated on the outskirts of Srinagar.

From the past one-week, the valley has seen spurt in infiltration bids with majority of the terrorists emanating from across the Line of Control (LoC).

On Friday, a police constable Nazir Ahmad was killed in a militant attack in Shopian district.

He was killed when militants fired at cops, who tried to repulse their rifle-snatching bid at a police post in Reshnagri area. Another cop and a civilian were injured too.

The attack came amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan and repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the border. (ANI)

Three CRPF personnel injured in naxal attack in Jharkhand

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 20:24 IST     

Daltonganj (Jharkhand) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): At least three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in a naxal attack in the Daltonganj area of Jharkhand on Monday.

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Kashmir evolved under UPA govt.: Congress

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 20:08 IST     

New Delhi [India] Apr 24 (ANI): Mocking Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for urging the Centre to follow in the footsteps of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in dealing with the Kashmir unrest, the Congress on Monday said the Valley evolved under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

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Timeline of Naxal attacks in Chhattisgarh since 2016

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:59 IST     

New Delhi [India], April 24 (ANI): Despite Centre's effort to curb Naxal attacks in Chhattisgarh, the restive state has witnessed rising incidence of such attacks. With the death of more than 26 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnels on Monday, there is a need for a timeline of all Naxal attacks that have been taking place in the past year.

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President condemns attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:59 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Strongly condemning the attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday offered his condolences to the deceased's families.

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Will legally comply with SC's order on Kerala DGP: Vijayan

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:55 IST     

Kannur (Kerala) [India], April 24 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said the government would comply with the Supreme Court's decision which ordered the reinstatement of former Director General of Police (DGP) T.P. Senkumar who was transferred "arbitrarily".

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New Delhi [India] Apr 24 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in request to the Central Government about the releasing of pending state files as well as about increasing the assembly seats in Telangana.

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Kasinadhuni Viswanath to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:48 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Renowned film director and actor Kasinadhuni Viswanath will be conferred the 48th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2016.

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Lanka PM to begin India visit from Tuesday

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:33 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr.24 (ANI): The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, will arrive in New Delhi at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Attack on CRPF personnel is cowardly, deplorable: PM Modi

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:10 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Strongly condemning the killing of 26 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the attack is cowardly and deplorable, adding that the sacrifice of the slain jawans won't go in vain.

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BJP blames RML Hospital for pregnant woman's death

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:10 IST     

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UID for cows: Opposition chides Centre's "mis-focused" policy

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:50 IST     

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)/New Delhi [India], April 24 (ANI): The Centre's decision to extend Aadhaar-like unique identification (UID) to cattles to check cow smuggling has drawn the ire of the Opposition.

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Raped widow dies, but police gives different version

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:50 IST     

Latehar (Jharkhand) [India] Apr 24 (ANI): A widow who was allegedly raped and assaulted on April 18 died at a Ranchi hospital. The accused has been arrested, but police has been giving out a different version of the incident.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Kashmir's beauty is particularly enhanced during the spring season.

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24 CRPF jawans killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh's Sukma

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:32 IST     

Sukma (Chhattisgarh) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): As many as 24 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in the encounter with Naxals that took place in Chhattisgarh's Sukma.

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Anti-Pak protests erupt in PoK

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:12 IST     

Kotli [Pakistan Occupied Kashmir], April 24 (ANI): Violent protests erupted across Pakistan occupied Kashmir's (PoK) Kotli region against the Pakistan army and the government's forcefull grab of their lands.

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PFA denies association with Kalkaji 'vigilante attack'

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:12 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): People For Animals (PFA) activist Gaurav Gupta on Monday denied any association with the Kalkaji 'vigilante attack', where three men transporting buffaloes in the national capital were allegedly assaulted.

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Resolve Kashmir situation without delay: Farooq to Mehbooba

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:03 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] Apr 24 (ANI): National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Monday said the Kashmir situation must be resolved by the PDP-BJP state government without delay.

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Six more airports to be tag free after trial run

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:02 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Monday said Patna, Chennai, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur and Lucknow airports will be tag free after trial run from April 24 to 30.

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Congress says death of CRPF personnel extremely unfortunate

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 17:35 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): THe Congress Party on Monday described the encounter killing of 11 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel by Naxals as extremely unfortunate and called on the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to initiate appropriate counter action.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday sought the government's reply on plea against Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance to Kudankulam units.

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