Handwara

  • J&K: Army jawan injured, 1 terrorist killed in encounter July 9, 2014

    Srinagar: An Army jawan was injured in an encounter with militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. One terrorist was also injured in the firing and is reported to have been killed, however, the Army said they cannot confirm it till the body is recovered. The encounter took...
  • J&K: 3 terrorists killed in 12hour encounter with security forces December 3, 2013

    Handwara: Three terrorists were killed in Handwara on Tuesday in a 12 hour encounter with the security forces. Bodies of the two terrorists have been recovered by the security forces. The standoff between the terrorists and security forces started early on Monday spreading panic among the locals....
  • J&K: Security forces surround 3 terrorists, encounter on December 2, 2013

    An encounter is going on at Rajpora, Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir between a group of terrorists and security forces. Three terrorists have been surrounded by the troops and the police. Firing is reportedly going on from last three hours. Earlier in the afternoon, the Chadoora Station House Officer (SHO) succumbed...
  • J&K: Jawan injured in terror attack on army convoy November 16, 2013

    A jawan was injured in an attack by terrorists on an army convoy in Kupwara district of Kashmir on Saturday. The army convoy was fired upon by militants near Drugmulla on KupwaraHandwara road, 80 kms from Srinagar, an army official said. One soldier was injured in the firing, while the terrorists managed...
  • Hizbul Mujahideen guerrilla commander arrested in Kashmir October 6, 2013

    A top guerrilla commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen involved in killings of two policemen and a civilian besides carrying out other terror attacks in the Kashmir Valley has been arrested, a police officer said on Saturday. Deputy Inspector General (North Kashmir range) JP Singh told reporters in north Kashmir's Sopore town...
  • J&K govt spends crores on Zubin Mehta concert, but no money for compensation September 17, 2013

    Srinagar: For a state which is known for its poor financial condition, crores of rupees were spend by the Jammu and Kashmir government on hosting Zubin Mehata's 'Ehsass-e-Kashmir' concert. Though the concert was dubbed as a perfect stage to present the state at an international platform, the world renowned music...
  • News briefs: Diarrhoea claims 20 lives in Narayanpur, around 25 ill August 10, 2013

    At least 20 people have died in the past week while more than two dozen people have been suffering from diarrhoea. According to the health officials, the outbreak of diarrhoea has been reported in Dunga and Handwara panchayats of Narayanpur district. The officials said that a team of doctors and...
  • Patrolling increased in Handwara after terrorist movement reports May 14, 2013

    Srinagar: The Indian Army has launched a massive offensive along the Line of Control in Handwara and Kupwara after reports that six terrorists having been sighted in the area. The Army has intensified patrolling over the past few days. Helicopter patrolling is on and security personnel are on alert along...
  • Two policemen shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir March 2, 2013

    Srinagar: Two local policemen were killed by terrorists in Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Saturday. A senior police officer said the terrorists fired from close range at two constables of an armed battalion near the bus stand in Handwara town, 75 kilometres from Srinagar on Saturday morning. "The two constables...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Militants kill two policemen March 2, 2013

    Handwara: Militants on Saturday shot dead two policemen in Jammu and Kashmir's Handawara town. The two policemen were admitted to a hospital but they both succumbed to their injuries soon after being shot. Reports say the two were shot at from point black range. "The two constables belonging to the Indian...
  • J&K: 2 terrorists, Armyman killed in encounter September 25, 2012

    Srinagar: Two terrorist and an Army personnel were killed in an encounter in Handwara in Kupwara district of Kashmir on Tuesday morning. Sources say that nearly 3040 terrorists are present in the area. Troops of 30 Rashtriya Rifles and police launched a cordon and search operation in Haril Manzpora village of...
  • Top LeT commander killed in encounter in Handwara August 3, 2012

    Srinagar: A gunbattle between security forces and militants which was on since Thursday night in Handwara got over on Friday morning. The body of a top LeT commander Hanzullah has been retrieved from the debris of a structure that had caught fire. Forces are continuing with their search operation for more...
  • Handwara encounter over, 2 terrorists killed July 6, 2012

    Handwara: The second encounter in the Zachaldara area of Handwara in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir ended on Friday morning. Reports said that two terrorists were killed in the exchange of gunfire with security forces. Meanwhile, reports say that search operations are on in the area. ...
  • J&K: 3 terrorists killed in encounter in Handwara July 5, 2012

    Handwara: Three terrorists were reportedly killed in a heavy gunfire exchange with security forces in the Mankal village of Handwara near the Line of Control on Thursday morning. Sources say that the gunfire has been going on since morning and that the Army has now surrounded the village. Reportedly four to six...
  • Militant killed in gunfight with security forces June 30, 2012

    Srinagar: An unidentified militant has been killed in an encounter with security forces in the forests of Handwara area in Kupwara district, police said on Saturday. Security forces laid an ambush in the Bawan forests near Zachaldara, around 100 km from Srinagar, last night following information about the presence of militants...
  • J&K: Army corners terrorists, 3 militants killed April 5, 2012

    Srinagar: Three militants have been killed in an encounter in the Handwara area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district. The encounter broke out when troops of 21 Rashtriya Rifles assisted by police launched an antiinsurgency operation in the forest area near Zachaldara village in Handwara. The Army launched the counterinsurgency operation following...
  • J&K: encounter in Handwara, 1 militant killed September 2, 2011

    Srinagar: A militant was killed and two Army soldiers were injured in an encounter in Kupwara district of Kashmir on Friday. The gun battle broke out between militants and security forces in Wuder Bala area of Handwara, 95 kms from here, in the wee hours after Army launched a search...
  • Residents, cops clash over J&K town rape case July 22, 2007

    Handwara (J&K): Handwara is on the boil. Angry locals blocked the BaramullaKupwara road and clashed with police after 13yearold Tabinda Jan was raped and murdered by some unidentified men on Friday. The 13yearold student had barely walked two kilometres from school when she was intercepted; she was dragged into this...
  • Another sex scandal busted in J&K August 17, 2006

    Handwara (J&K): The uproar created by the sex scandal in Srinagar had barely died down when the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police unearthed another sex scandal in Handwara. Six persons have been arrested for their involvement in the sex scandal including President and Vice President of United Janata Dal for allegedly...