The wildlife authorities in Jammu and Kashmir (JandK) have conducted a census of endangered Hangul (Kashmiri stag) found mainly in mountainous regions of the valley. The week-long population count was conducted in Dachigam National Park and other wildlife reserves including in Tral and Ganderbal. Dachigam National Park is the only sanctuary with viable population of Hangul. Around 270 people comprising researchers, scholars, students and other people belonging to different government and non-government organisations participated in the exercise under the supervision of wildlife and environmental experts from April 03-09.
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.
An encounter broke out in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on April 03. Encounter between security forces and terrorists took place in a forest area of Peer Ki Gali area of district. More details are awaited.
Snow clearing operation is underway at Mughal Road in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. The roads here have been covered with a thick layer of snow and the clearing operations are in process of using heavy machinery. High-altitude road connects south Kashmir's Shopian district to Rajouri and Poonch districts.