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Srinagar, Kashmir: The Indian army enacted an “encounter”, reportedly on Friday, for some Indian news channels after they  failed to capture the exchange of fire between the militants and the troops, in Indian-controlled Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, in which five Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants were killed. A local news gathering agency, CNS, reports that the overnight encounter between the Indian army and militants in Indian-controlled North Kashmir’s Preng area of Kangan occurred in the absence of media and no Indian news channel was able to capture the live shots. Soon after the General Commanding Officer, Victor Force concluded his press briefing,

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A parcel bomb blast in Srinagar office of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) changed the life of its then correspondent, Yusuf Jameel. He still sits in the same office but never dares to sit in the same room where he lost his friend in the blast. Jameel was born in 1958, started his career as a writer when he was in college. He used to write for his college magazine Aabshaar (in Urdu), of which he later became an editor. He was a regular contributor to Khaleej Times, Blitz (Bombay) and Munsif (Hyderabad) before joining a local daily Aftaab as

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Journalists protest in Press Colony, Srinagar, in 2010. Photo: Imran Ali Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU) today condemned the beatings that two news photographers received from local police and members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) while covering clashes between police and demonstrators on 19 August in the Nowhatta, old town district of Srinagar, the capital of the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. IJU in its statement urged Government of India to order an immediate halt to this outright persecution of journalists. The statement issued here, under signed by NEC Member, IJU, Geetartha Pathak came after, Showkat Shafi, a freelance photojournalist employed by

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