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Women soldiers deployed at checkpoints ‘to bridge gap’ between forces and locals

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The Army on Friday deployed women soldiers at various checkpoints in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district in a bid to bridge the gap between locals and the security forces.

This is for the first time after north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, that the army has deployed the Riflewomen in Ganderbal.

The Riflewomen were first deployed in Kupwara areas in August 2020 amid reports of narco- and weapon smuggling by militants with the help of their “women handlers.”

Commanding Officer of 34 Assam Rifles R S Karakoti said that Rifflewomen of Assam Rifles have been deployed at mobile vehicle check posts in Ganderbal.

“These Riflewomen have been a force multiplier and they have been bridging the gap between forces and locals. We are using them in other operations as we use our riflemen. These Riflewomen help develop a special relation between the army and the locals,” Karakoti said.

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63 new COVID-19 cases in J&K, one death in Kashmir

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Jammu and Kashmir Friday reported 63 new COVID-19 cases while one death was also reported in Kashmir division in the last 24 hours.

Of the fresh cases, 30 were reported in Kashmir and 33 in Jammu as per data thus taking the overall infection tally to 3,20,403 while the death toll has reached 4,374.

A total of 3,14, 620 have already recovered from the disease including the 166 recoveries in the last 24 hours alone.

Presently, there are a total of 1,409 active virus cases in J&K- 845 in Kashmir and 564 in Jammu.

 

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Three dead in scooty-car collision

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Three persons were killed on Friday after the two—wheeler they were riding was hit by a car at Panzinara area on Srinagar outskirts.

Report said that the trio travelling on a scooty was hit by the car bearing registration number JK05E—1226, resulting into their on spot death.

The deceased were identified as Sameer Ahmad Dar, son of Sonaullah Dar, Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, son of Ghulam Muhammad Malik and Shahid Fayaz, son of Fayaz Ahmad Dar—all residents of Panzinara.

An official said a police team from Parimpora Police Station has rushed to the spot.

 

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Two LeT terrorists killed in Sopore encounter

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Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were eliminated in an encounter at Warpora village in Sopore, Baramulla on Friday.

Two terrorists have been killed in the encounter so far. Police have seized incriminating materials including arms and ammunition, the Kashmir Zone Police said.

“Both the terrorists who were killed in the encounter belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar told ANI.
He said that one of them identified as Fayaz War was involved in several attacks and killings of civilians and security personnel.

He was the last perpetrator of violence in north Kashmir, added IGP Kashmir.
According to police, a top terrorist commander along with an associate was trapped in a house in Warpora village where the police and security forces were engaged in the encounter.

The operation was launched on Thursday evening on specific police input at Warpora in Sopore.
The search operation is underway, police said.

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Covid-19 Stats

23 Jul 2021, 3:58 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

31,297,122 Total Cases
419,613 Death Cases
30,468,079 Recovered Cases

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