The leader has been identified as Ashish Sareen, who had yesterday posted his picture with AK-47 on Facebook. The photo drew brickbats from netizens, forcing the saffron party to distance itself from him.
The president of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC), Dr Farooq Abdullah, is reportedly confident that his party was confident of a massive mandate on its own, given the support of the people at ground zero.
The encounter, which broke out in Handwara’s Unisoo on Sunday night, concluded with the killing of three militants who are believed to be Pakistanis, belonging to the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
"A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 4.59 a.m. today," sources in the disaster management department said.
Three Lashker-e-Taiba militants, including two Pakistanis, allegedly responsible for carrying out an attack on Amarnath pilgrims, were killed in an encounter in South Kashmir today
During the half-an-hour meeting, the players conveyed to the home minister that if proper sports infrastructure comes up in J&K, the youths can be motivated to nourish their talents and bring laurels into the state, keeping aside terrorism.
One militant, who had managed to flee from the encounter site, was also arrested by the police from a maternity hospital of Anantnag district of South Kashmir, police said.
In a major development, the security forces killed 4 militants in an encounter in Pakherpora area of central Kashmir's Budgam district this morning while another militant was killed in a separate incident.
Five militants were killed and one para commando of the Indian Army injured in separate encounters with security forces in Kashmir today, officials said.
The decision was taken after Union Home Ministry made the recommendation in this regard after the newly-appointed Kashmir interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma submitted his report.
Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire for three consecutive days between November 15 and November 17 in Jammu and Poonch districts.
The jawan, a resident of Saazan Keegam, has been identified as Irrfan Ahmad Mir.
The gunbattle broke out at Choken Post in Keran sector near the Line of Control at around 7.30 am, officials said.
The thieves broke open and took away the ATM installed by Jammu and Kashmir Bank in the premises of Shopian district hospital during the intervening night, a police official said.