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Police is using modern gadgets to foil militants' designs: J&K IGP

"Security is beefed on occasions like August 15 or January 26 and night-time patrolling is also undertaken. We also undertake checking and frisking in which we use modern gadgets and we will not allow any (militancy-related) incident," Kumar told reporters.

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  • On Monday, heavy rains triggered shooting of stones in Moumpassi, Digdole and Panthiyal areas, forcing suspension of the traffic, the official said. Snowfall in Kashmir side of the highway, including Jawahar Tunnel, since Sunday has resulted in blockade of the highway. "No fresh traffic was allowed from Nagrota in Jammu for Kashmir", he said.

    Ravi Shankar Prasad said as part of the Department of Post’s policy to encourage the setting up of all-women post offices in the country and in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcements of Beti Padhao Beti Bacchao and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, the second all-women post office in J&K would be set up in Baramulla district shortly.

    Davinder Singh was arrested on Saturday along with Naveed alias Babu, another militant Rafi Rather and an alleged Over Ground Worker Irfan Dar, in a car on highway in Kulgam district, when they were on way to Jammu. J&K police currently interrogating Singh and Naveed are also investigating, whether they were on way to execute any big attack or not.

    An NIA spokesperson said that it has re-registered the case against Singh and the three terrorists, who were arrested along with arms and ammunition while travelling in a car. Earlier, a team of NIA officials, including an Inspector General rank official, reached Srinagar and collected all the information from police in Jammu and Srinagar.

    Singh may have been on surveillance even on the day he received a delegation of foreign diplomats, including US ambassador. He was in charge of the anti-hijacking unit and cops monitoring Singh were apprehensive that he would transport the two militants to Jammu from Srinagar airport, where he could have easily bypassed security considering his position.

    The project was earlier allotted to Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), but the contractor abandoned it after IL&FS Group faced financial crisis. The pact between NHIDCL and APCO Amarnathji Tunnelway was signed in presence of Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.

    Three Union Ministers on Saturday reached here to kick-start a week-long massive awareness of the Centre to apprise people of the potential benefits of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status after nullification of Article 370, officials said.

    Political parties and the business community in Kashmir welcomed the Supreme Court's observation that access to internet is a fundamental right and urged the government to restore internet services immediately.

    Hilal Ahmed Rather, the son of three-time National Conference MLA Abdul Rahim Rather, was picked up from Jammu after an investigation into allegations that he used his father's influence as finance minister in the Omar Abdullah government in 2012 to get multiple loans sanctioned in the name of business ventures.

    The Jammu and Kashmir administration released another batch of four politicians from house arrest on Friday, hinting at a possible resurgence of political activity in the Valley.

    A road-opening party of the Army detected a suspicious object on the highway at Ganjipora stop axis, a police official said. He said bomb disposal squad teams of the Army and police reached the spot and on their search, two tin boxes with wires out were found. Apparently it looked like an IED and was destroyed on the spot, the official said.

    Many political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, including the three former chief ministers, were detained on August 5, the day the Centre announced abrogation of Article 370 provisions and bifurcation of the state into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

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