Srinagar, Jan 22: An IPS officer’s brother was reportedly among three militants killed in a fierce encounter that ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Tuesday.
An Army official told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants in an orchard at Hafshermal in Shopian district, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SGO) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation this morning.
However, he said when the security forces were moving towards the area in the orchard, militants hiding inside a hideout, fired at them with automatic weapons.
“Security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter, he said, adding additional security forces were rushed to further seal the entire area to foil any attempt by militants to escape.
Official sources said that three militants were killed in the exchange of fire. “The operation was still going on when the reports last came in,” they added.
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New Delhi, July 14
Urging the officers of Kashmir Bureau of Information (KBI), New Delhi to redouble their efforts for better coordination with media in the national capital, Minister of Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, today said there is an urgent need to counteract the negative discourse unleashed by some national news channels regarding J&K.
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SRINAGAR, AUG. 17: Minister for CA&PD and Tribal Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today exhorted upon the executing agencies for effective implementation and judicious utilisation of funds under Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) with a vision to build a robust institutional mechanism to ensure integrated development of tribals.
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JAMMU, MAR. 09: Minister for Consumer Affairs, Public Distribution (CAPD), and Tribal Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today exhorted upon the administration to intensify checking and effective monitoring for enforcement of various laws and Acts of the department aimed at protection of consumers rights.
Srinagar, May 17 : Minister for School Education, Haj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs today directed the concerned to take concerted efforts to protect the Waqaf properties and enhance its income as well.
The Minister expressed these views at a meeting organized to review the functioning of Haj and Auqaf department.
Besides, the income generated for 2017-18 is Rs 2372.42 lakh, while the expenditure for the year 2017-18 was 1508.77 lakhs.
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