M N Rai an Army commanding officer, was on Tuesday killed in a fierce gunbattle which also left two Hizbul Mujahideen militants dead at Mindora village in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: A man, who was injured in the grenade blast in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district last week, succumbed to injuries at a hospital here, taking the death toll in the militant attack to three.
Heemu Jaan, a 21-year-old first-time voter in this assembly segment in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, does not know much about politics, but believes her vote can make a difference in the ongoing assembly elections and can initiate a change for a better future for the state.
Reacting over Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's statement that NC is sole custodian of the state's honour, BJP on Thursday said J&K does not belong to a family or a party but every citizen of the state has the claim over it.
In another daring attack, suspected militants on Monday night shot at and critically injured a sarpanch, who had joined People's Democratic Party earlier on Monday, in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.
Some posters purportedly on behalf of pro-Pakistan militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen have appeared in Pulwama asking political workers to stay away from the electioneering in Kashmir or face "dire" consequences.
Condemning the attack on a police party in Pulwama district that left two cops and a civilian dead, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said the attackers are "cowards" and have no respect for human lives.