Ieshan Bashir Wani

Wion Correspondent, J&K

Opinions/Stories

Coronavirus lockdown looms over strawberry boom in Kashmir

One of the first cash crops of the season in Kashmir, strawberry, is being picked from the farms in Gusoo area on the outskirts of Srinagar and several neighboring districts. Given the profit and…

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Jammu and Kashmir: Ahead of Eid, bakers resume business after undergoing coronavirus tests, training

Bakery forms an essential part of Eid festivities and due to the lockdown, the administration has asked bakers to provide home delivery to local people, ensuring hygiene. 

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Beyond the call of duty: CRPF men rescue puppy from drowning in river in Jammu and Kashmir

The puppy had slipped into the Jhelum river and a team led by CRPF sub-inspector 

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Multiple hideouts, 6 months & 24x7 work led to killing of Riyaz Naikoo in J&K

'For six months, we were generating intelligence (on Naikoo), busted (terrorist) hideouts,' says Vijay Kumar, Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir. 

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Two militants killed in Kashmir encounter; operation underway

Sources said that two to three militants are hiding in a residential house which is surrounded by the security forces 

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NIA to investigate 'Bangladesh link' of accused DSP Devinder Singh

Sources said that the Devinder Singh will be taken to New Delhi for further interrogation and investigation in the high profile case

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How J&K police traced top cop Davinder Singh's phone to track terrorists

According to sources, Davinder was on the radar of security forces from quite some time. 

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NIA to take over J&K police officer's arrest case as investigation reveals new findings

The case which shocked the J&K police and other agencies in the valley will be officially handed over to India's premier investigating agency in days to come. 

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Jammu and Kashmir: Decorated police officer caught with three terrorists in Kulgam

Sources have told WION that Deputy Superintendent of Police Devinder Singh, along with top Hizbul commander Naveed Ahmad Shah alias Naveed Babu and three terrorists, were travelling in a car which…

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Top commander arrested in big blow to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terror outfit in J&K

Sources say Naveed, a policeman turned terrorists was nabbed with another terrorist identified as Rafi Ahmad from Wanpho area of Kulgam district this afternoon. 

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Envoys term Srinagar interaction with locals positive; internet restoration, peace dominate the meet

An envoy speaking to WION on his Srinagar visit said "The day went much better than I expected. We received a lot of different points of view."

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Around 15 foreign envoys to tour Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday; EU envoys next 

WION had first broken the story on Tuesday evening with the dates of the visit.

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Government to take foreign envoys to Kashmir on January 9 

Envoys from a diverse set of groupings and regions such as European Union, ASEAN, Latin America will tour Kashmir and assess the ground situation after scrapping of J&K’s special status. 

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18 houses suffer damage as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kashmir

A police official told WION that Pakistan army used heavy weaponry and targeted Indian positions and villages resulting in damage to houses in Taad Teetwal village.

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After 145 days, mobile internet service restored in Kargil

A local told WION over the phone that the restoration of mobile internet after 145 days has brought joy to the common man and those who depend on the service. 

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