Two CRPF personnel killed as terrorists attack security forces in Srinagar
Monday, 5 October 2020 Two CRPF personnel were killed as terrorists attacked a security forces party in Nowgam area of Srinagar on Monday, police said.Terrorists opened fire at a security forces party near Kandizal Bridge this afternoon, a police official said. The injured personnel were taken to the Army's 92 base hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead, the official said.
A wreath laying ceremony was held in Srinagar for the two CRPF personnel martyred during a terror attack in Pamore on Monday. They had been injured during the terror attack and later succumbed to their injuries. Terrorists had opened fire at a road opening party of CRPF soldiers around 12:50 pm on...
A 10-member BJP delegation, led by state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, met the four-member team from Home Ministry at the BSF office in Kolkata. MHA deputed the team to assess the ground situation amid the post-poll violence in West Bengal. Additional Secretary in Home Ministry Govind Mohan, Additional Secretary in Education Ministry Vinit Joshi, Joint Director of Intelligence Bureau Janardan Singh and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) IB, Nalin are among the team. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after post-poll results.
CRPF recovered a 7-kg improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh. The explosive device was found by troops of CoBRA 206 Battalion. CRPF jawans destroyed the IED planted by Naxals in a controlled explosion. The IED was destroyed in the forest area of Minpa in Sukma district.
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Amid threats to his life over Covishield vaccine supplies, the CEO of Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker, has got Y category security. The centre granted SII CEO Adar Poonawalla enhanced security cover by the CRPF amid widespread anger over the pricing of the vaccine made by them.
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CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas reached his hometown, Jammu on Friday. Rakeshwar was released last week after being abducted by Naxals in Chhattisgarh. The jawan was warmly welcomed by family, friends who put garlands around his neck. “I am very happy that I am meeting my family today. Our soldiers were brave enough to fight back the Naxals,” Rakeshwar said. Rakeshwar was abducted by Naxals during the Sukma-Bijapur encounter on April 3. Rakeshwar, who was part of security force's elite CoBRA unit, was released on April 8. 22 security personnel were killed and 31 others were injured in the fierce gunbattle.
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Amid the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, traditional drummers, known as 'Sehar Khans' in Srinagar, have been carrying on with the ritual of waking up people by beating drums for Sehri, the pre-dawn meal before the fasting day. In the era of technology, when many people rely on alarm features on various gadgets, these traditional drum beaters make it a point to continue the legacy. A traditional drum beater in Srinagar, Nazir Ahmad spoke to ANI and said, "These days people rely on alarm features on their mobile phones, but this is our old custom. I wake up at 2.30 am to go around the city beating drums." Usually, Nazir steps out alone when the sky is still dark but is sometimes accompanied by his younger brother. "My father did this drum-beating ritual during Ramadan for over 35 years. After he died, I continued the ritual. It has been 20 years since," he added. Umar Rashid, a local resident in the area said, "Sehar Khan is very important to us. This has continued for 400-500 years. Even in this age of modernisation when people have mobile phones to set alarms and mosques have speakers, the drum beaters have continued the ritual. This is the main point of attraction in the month of Ramadan." With modernisation and constantly changing lifestyles, Rashid has lost hope that this custom will be witnessed by coming generations. "I hope the tradition continues. But looking at the current circumstances and lifestyle, it is difficult to imagine that the tradition will continue," he concluded.
A food delivery startup called Tiffin Aaw in Srinagar has started the campaign 'Food for Kashmir' on social media. They have taken it upon themselves to deliver free meals for Covid positive families, Covid warriors and people in need. The concept was started when the owner Rayees Ahmad got a lot of distress calls from people outside Kashmir, wanting food to be delivered to their Covid-hit parents.
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Terrorists on May 07 hurled a grenade at security forces in Nawa Bazaar area of Old Srinagar city. The grenade missed the intended target and exploded in the market. However, no injuries have been reported so far. More details are awaited.
Two terrorists belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad were killed in an encounter in Budgam, Jammu & Kashmir. One of the slain terrorist is reportedly a Pakistani national while another is a resident of Pulwama..
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The Indian Army has extended another olive branch to the misguided youth of the valley who have joined terrorism. Lieutenant General BS Raju, Goc (15 Corps), Indian Army said that while they would act..
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Two unidentified terrorists were killed during an ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district. The encounter broke out at Aribagh Mouchwa area of Budgam on October 27. Police and security..
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