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Infiltration bid foiled along LoC in Poonch: Army

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Poonch, Jul 13: Army on Wednesday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Poonch district.

In a statement, issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Jammu based spokesman, Lt Col Devendar Anand said that during midnight hours, there was an infiltration attempt along LoC in Poonch sector.

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He said that the attempt was suitably foiled by the alert troops, while more details will be shared later on.

Also Read: Lal Bazar Militant Attack: Analysing CCTV footage of attack site, says ADGP Vijay Kumar

Meanwhile, official sources said that troops deployed on forward locations in Khari area of Poonch intercepted the infiltration attempt of a group of heavily armed militants.

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“It was followed by exchange of gunfire between army and infiltrators which continued for sometime and the entire area got rattled with gunfire,” they said.

They added that a massive operation has been launched and entire area has been cordoned.

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Teenage boy dies in Anantnag road accident

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A teenage boy died in a road accident in Sangam area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday evening.

Also Read: Encounter breaks out in Pulwama

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Reports said that a teenage boy identified as Kausar Ahmad Bhat resident of Sangam was critically injured after he was hit by unknown vehicle in Chadsoo Sangam.

They said he was rushed to GMC Anantnag for treatment, where he was referred to SMHS hospital for specialised treatment. However, he was declared brought dead.

Meanwhile, police have taken cognizance of the incident.

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Encounter breaks out in Pulwama

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An encounter broke out between militants and joint team of security forces at Arihal village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday evening.

Kashmir Zone Police on X said,”Encounter started in Arihal village of District Pulwama .Police and security forces on job . Further details shall follow..”

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Online classes in all Degree Colleges of Kashmir region from Dec-01

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With the early onset of winters, Jammu and Kashmir Higher Education Department Thursday ordered that it will conduct online classes in all government degree colleges of Kashmir region from Dec-01-2023.

Special Secretary to the government Dr Ravi Shanker Sharma in a communique said, “Due to early onset of winter, students enrolled in Government Degree Colleges of Kashmir Division are facing major challenge in commuting to college and, thereby, attending classes.”

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“Situation has got compounded due to disruption to normal class work with inadequate heating arrangements,” it reads.

Also Read: NIT Srinagar declares winter vacation amid ongoing semester exams

The communique further states that with the implementation of admission based on merit and choice, students have to travel distances or stay in Hostel or stay in private accommodations which has put them to severe hardship due to early onset of harsh winter.

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Ir reads, “In order to ensure unhindered academic delivery in adverse and extreme cold conditions, it is impressed upon all the Principals of Government Degree Colleges of Kashmir Division that classes will be conducted via online mode w.e.f. December-01-2023 till December-31-2023 or till winter vacations are announced, whichever is earlier.”

“Further, Principals of Govt. Degree Colleges of Kashmir Division are directed to ensure that the faculty will attend their respective colleges regularly and take their classes online from the colleges in order to complete the syllabus as per academic calendar,” the official said.

It also said that all internal examinations and semester-end examinations will be conducted as per notified schedule of universities or institutions.

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