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Income Tax dept identifies 5.56 lakh more people in operation clean money

The Income Tax Department on Friday came out with the second list of 5.56 lakh account holders who will be asked to explain the high cash deposits, found inconsistent with their tax profiles, made during the note ban. “The Income Tax Department has used information received under the Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) to identify

J&K govt employee killed during counter-insurgency operation

Srinagar: A government employee was killedduring an overnight counter-insurgency operation in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, but the militants managed to give security forces the slip, officials said today. The security forces including army launched a counter-insurgency operation in Chancer area of Kulgam district last night, following information about presence of ultras in the area, police

Oppn asks May to clarify Britain’s role in Operation Blue Star

London: The UK’s Opposition Labour party hascalled on British Prime Minister Theresa May to “come clean” about the role played by Britain in Operation Blue Star before her three-day visit to India starting tomorrow. Labour party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, said yesterday that Britain’s Sikh community deserves to know the truth in the wake of allegations

Operation resumed against holed-up militants in Kashmir

Srinagar: Security forces on Wednesday morning resumed operation against holed-up guerrillas inside a government building near Pampore town in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district as the standoff has continued for over 36 hours. “There has been no firing from inside the hostel building of the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) since today (Wednesday) morning,” a senior

Search operation conducted at Amristar int’l airport

Amritsar: Acting on the directions of Union Home Ministry, related to terrorists’ threat to airports, Amritsar police carried out an extensive search operation in periphery of Sri Guru Ramdas International Airport on Sunday and decided to hold joint patrolling along with the Air Force and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personals. Both Air Force personnel

Attack on Army camp: 3 militants killed in operation in Kupwara district

Srinagar, Oct 6 (IANS) Three separatist militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight that erupted after they attacked a counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) camp in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.”Three terrorists were killed in the resulting encounter,” Colonel Rajesh Kalia, spokesman of the Indian Army’s Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps confirmed to IANS. “Heavily armed terrorists dressed

Balloons, pigeon part of Pak’s ‘psychological operation’

Jammu: Balloons flying in with threatening and confusing messages post the Indian Army’s surgical strikes are a form of “psychological operation” being carried out by Pakistan to unsettle those living in hamlets along the International Border in Jammu and Punjab, according to an officer of the border guarding force. The balloons and a pigeon with

Search operation called off after Baramulla attack, militants escape

Srinagar: The over six-hour long search operation against militants was called off on Monday morning as the security forces said the attackers had failed to breach the security parameters of the army camp in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town. One Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured late Sunday night when a group

Doctors in Amritsar remove 40 knives from cop’s stomach

Amritsar: Doctors in Punjab say they have surgically removed 40 knives from the stomach of a man who had swallowed them over the past two months. The 42-year-old man is recovering in a hospital after undergoing surgery on Friday in which doctors removed the knives — some folded and some with exposed blades up to

43 militants killed in Afghan military operation

Kabul: At least 43 Taliban militants were killed as Afghan security forces mounted an operation in the country’s Kunduz province, authorities said on Sunday. “Joint Afghan security forces backed by army’s air power also injured 14 militants in Khan Abad, Ali Abad and Imam Sahib districts during an ongoing operation codenamed ‘Thunder 14’ on Saturday,” Xinhua

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Pakistan Army launches operation along Afghan border

Islamabad: The Pakistan Army announced on Tuesday the launch of an operation along the Afghan border.An Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said the operation was launched “to reinforce troop deployment in Rajgal valley to effectively check and guard against” movement across the porous border in the Khyber Agency, Dawn online reported. The operation targets

Three BSF personnel, militant killed in operation near LoC

Srinagar: Three BSF personnel, including an officer, and a militant were killed today in an operation in Macchil sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir, officials said here. Security forces launched the operation in Macchil sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district following information about presence of militants in the area, an Army official said. One

Militant, jawan killed in operation near LoC

Srinagar: A militant and a jawan were killed in the ongoing encounter with a group of terrorists intercepted by the Army near the LoC when they were trying to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Five soldiers were injured in the operation that started yesterday and one of the jawans later succumbed to his injuries, an army

Security beefed up in city ahead of Operation BlueStar anniversary

Ludhiana: In the view of Bluestar Operation anniversary (‘Ghallughara Diwas’), the police have beefed up security in the city and installed 25 check points at different places in the area of Ludhiana police commissionerate area. “The check points are installed in the city for preventative measures and senior police officials are supervising the law and

Op BlueStar anniversary: Badal asks people to maintain peace

Tarmala (Muktsar): Punjab Chief MinisterParkash Singh Badal today asked the people of the state to exercise restraint while observing the 32nd anniversary of Operation Bluestar tomorrow peacefully even as police continued to crack down on radicals across the state. On the sidelines of Sangat Darshan programme in Lambi assembly segment here, the Chief Minister said

32 years of Operation Bluestar: Para-Military forces deploys in Jalandhar

Jalandhar: Even after 32 years of Operation Blue-Star carried out by military in which militant preacher Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale killed the government put the state on alert. Security beefed up by the local administration in the city to avoid any incident related to episode of 1984. Para military forces deployed with assistance of local

Search continues for missing EgyptAir flight

Cairo: A massive search continued on Friday for an EgyptAir plane carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo that disappeared over the Mediterranean on Thursday. Greek, Egyptian, French and British military units along with a technical adviser from Airbus are taking part in the operation near Greece’s Karpathos island, BBC reported. Flight MS804 left Paris