Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and chief of J and K National Conference Farooq Abdullah reacted on India and Pakistan agreeing to stop cross-border firing in Kashmir.
Welcoming the decision, he said that it is a big step and both the Prime Ministers will try to solve the issues.
India and Pakistan's militaries on February 25 announced that they have agreed to stop firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and other areas with effect from the midnight of February 24-25.
National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah tested positive for Covid-19. In a tweet this morning, the National Conference leader's son Omar Abdullah informed about his father testing positive. He also urged everyone who came in contact with his father recently to get tested. Replying to his tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished him a speedy recovery. "Praying for the good health and speedy recovery of Dr. Farooq Abdullah Ji. Also praying for your and the entire family’s good health @OmarAbdullah," PM Modi tweeted. Omar replied to PM Modi, saying, "My father and the rest of the family join me in thanking you for your wishes and prayers @narendramodi ji." Farooq Abdullah, 85, received the first dose of a Covid vaccine on March 2. Watch the full video for more.
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National Conference president Farooq Abdullah tests positive for COVID-19. The information was confirmed by Abdullah's son, Omar Abdullah, who took to Twitter on Tuesday. "My father has tested positive for COVID-19 and is showing some symptoms. I will be self-isolating along with other family members until we get ourselves tested," Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter. "I request anyone who has come in to contact with us over the last few days to take all the mandated precautions," he further added. The 83-year-old was found infected with coronavirus on March 30. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death toll in JandK rose to 1,989 on March 28 with four more fatalities, while 309 new cases pushed the infection tally to 1,29,993, as per officials.
Three terrorists gunned down in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Shopian. Security forces engaged in an exchange of fire with terrorists in Hadipora area. Encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon & search operation. One of the slain terrorists was newly recruited and security forces appealed him to surrender. “Police & security forces made sincere efforts to take surrender of newly recruited #terrorist. Parents also made appeals but other terrorists didn’t allow him to #surrender,” the police said in a tweet. The identity & group affiliation of the terrorists killed are yet to be ascertained. Watch the full video for more.
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Three terrorists affiliated with terror outfit Al-Badre were killed by the security forces in an encounter in the Hadipora area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir on April 11. Security forces cordoned off the area and the search operations are underway. Police and security forces made sincere efforts to take surrender of newly recruited terrorist.
The Congress in Maharashtra on Wednesday slammed the Centre for rejecting the demand to open COVID-19 vaccination for more age groups and accused it of adopting a non-cooperative attitude towards the state, which is the worst hit by the pandemic in the country. State Congress president Nana Patole said the Centre and the BJP will have to face serious consequences if adequate doses of COVID-19 vaccines are not provided to Maharashtra, which is in the grip of a raging second wave of the pandemic. He said due to the Centre's indifferent attitude, only three states have completed vaccination of 5 percent of their total population. Watch the full video for more details.
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Terrorists launched an attack at a municipal office in Jammu & Kashmir on March 29. The attack during a meeting of councillors led to the death of one of them. A police personnel also died in the strike. After the attack in north Kashmir's Sopore, massive security was deployed in the area to track the killers. An injured person was taken to a hospital in Srinagar. Ex-J&K CM and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, and Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu condemned the attack. Watch the full video for more.
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Mausam, a youth from Pakistan and son of Manzoor Ahmad from Lipa area of Pakistan occupied Kashmir accidently had crossed the Line of Control on April 5th. The Indian authorities repatriated the youth to Pakistan authorities from Teetwal crossing as a humanitarian gesture. He was presented with clothes and sweets on his return by the Indian Army.
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A Pakistani resident was repatriated by the Indian Army via Teethwal crossing point in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. The boy had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) on April 5 and was repatriated on April 7 as a humanitarian gesture. The Indian Army gave clothes and sweets to the boy before he was sent back. Watch the full video for more details.
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Indian Army repatriated a youth to Pakistani authorities who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and entered into Indian side in Kupwara area on the night of April 05. The youth identified as Mausam, was kept under surveillance with due care by the Indian troops. Pakistani authorities were informed about him. The youth was presented with clothes and sweets on his return on April 07. On humanitarian grounds, Indian Army has always been prompt in various similar incidents in past.