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J&K: Jammu & Kashmir

A young sikh boy displays traditional martial art skills during a religious procession ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, in Jammu.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine on Dr. Bilquees Shah, Nodal officer for COVID-19 at JLNM hospital, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Srinagar.

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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel dance as they celebrate the Lohri festival at a camp in Jammu.

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14-year-old Ali Haider, a resident of Mirpur (PoK), who had inadvertently crossed over the LoC on Dec. 31, 2020, handed over to Pakistan Army, in Poonch. He was found near Rangar Nala in Poonch district.

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Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha addresses a press conference, at Convention Hall in Jammu.

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Bus drivers sit atop a bus during their day-long strike from Lakhanpur to Kashmir, organized by All J&K Transport Welfare Association, in support of their demands like waiving off token tax, passenger tax and renewal fee penalties due to COVID-19, at a bus stand in Jammu.

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Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha congratulates Justice Pankaj Mithal after administering him oath as the Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court, in Jammu.

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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel stand guard at a national highway amid dence fog during a cold winter morning, in Jammu.

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A man dressed as Santa Claus distributes sweets among children during Christmas celebration, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Srinagar.

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BJP's DDC polls in-charge Anurag Thakur along with BJP Mahila Morcha members after the party's candidate performance in the elections, at party office in Jammu.

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Voters, maintaining social distancing, stand in queues as they wait to cast their votes for the last phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections, at Pragwal village in Akhnoor, Jammu.

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Locals play cricket during a cold morning, on the outskirts of Shopian district in South Kashmir.

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An army soldier during a special training camp at Corps Battle School, at Sarol in Rajouri district.

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Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali addresses a press conference in Jammu.

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BJP leaders hold party flags during a 'shikara' election rally for District Development Council polls, at Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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Workers ride a horse cart, amid dense fog, during a cold morning, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for the sixth phase of District Development Council (DDC) election, at Arnia village in Jammu.

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Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes for the sixth phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections, at Chumbian Jattan Village in Bishnah on the outskirts of Jammu.

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An aerial view of snow covered town after it received fresh snowfall, in Srinagar.

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Children remove snow near their house after the town received fresh snowfall, at Bhaderwah in Doda district.

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Villagers wait in a queue to cast their votes for the fourth phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections, at Aghore village, some 45 kms from Jammu.

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Villagers stand in a queue to cast their votes for the fourth phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections, at Bain Bajalta on the outskirts in Jammu.

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Devotees wait in queues to offer prayers at an ancient temple during the annual Jhiri fair at Kanachack village on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for the District Development Council election, at a polling station in Kupwara district.

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Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for the District Development Council election, at a polling station in Ramban district.

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Polling officials wearing PPE kits check the documents of a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the District Development Council election, at a polling station in Reasi district.

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A security official keeps a vigil as voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for the District Development Council election, at a polling station in Srinagar,.

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Tourists ride on horses during heavy snowfall at Gagangir in Ganderbal district.

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Cricketer Suresh Raina addresses a press conference in Jammu.

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BSF personnel carry out an extensive search near Regal Post along the International Border, a day after an underground tunnel was detected by the forces, in Samba district.

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Security personel stand beside an underground tunnel near the international border in Samba sector, suspected to have been used by terrorists killed in a recent encounter in Nagrota, in Jammu district

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A woman injured in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC), being treated at a hospital in Poonch district.

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A army soldier walks near the site of a gunfight between suspected rebels and Indian security forces at a checkpoint in Nagrota, outskirts of Jammu. Four suspected militants were killed and two Indian police officers were wounded in the gunfight on the main highway linking Jammu and Srinagar police said.

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Security personnel inspect the site of encounter at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu. A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district early on Thursday. Four militants have been killed.

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Security personnel inspect the site of encounter at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu. A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district early on Thursday. Four militants have been killed.

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Security personnel inspect the site of encounter at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu. A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district early on Thursday. Four militants have been killed.

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Air Marshal VR Chaudhari AVSM VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command visits the frontline airbase in Jammu. (PTI18-11-2020_000133B)

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Tourists and locals take pictures during their visit to a garden laden with Chinar trees, during autumn season in Srinagar

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Tourists and locals during their visit to a garden laden with Chinar trees, during autumn season in Srinagar.

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A view after fresh snowfall at the world famous ski resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir.

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A view after fresh snowfall at the world famous ski resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir.

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Tourists play with snow after fresh snowfall in Gulmarg, Kashmir on Monday.

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Tourists play with snow after fresh snowfall in Gulmarg, Kashmir on Monday.

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Tourists play with snow after fresh snowfall in Gulmarg, Kashmir on Monday.

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A vehicle seen passing through snow covered Gulmarg road after fresh snowfall.

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A view after fresh snowfall at the world famous ski resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir.

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A view after fresh snowfall at the world famous ski resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir.

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BSF personnel paying tribute to their colleague Sub Inspector Rakesh Dobhal during wreath laying ceremony, who was killed during ceasefire violations by Pakistan on LoC in Nowgam Sector of North Kashmir, at STC Humhama on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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A boy plays with fireworks during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Jammu, India. More than a billion Indians celebrated Diwali on Saturday amid twin concerns of a resurgence in coronavirus infections and rising air pollution that is enveloping the country’s north in a cloud of thick toxic smog.

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A girl plays with fireworks during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Jammu, India. More than a billion Indians celebrated Diwali on Saturday amid twin concerns of a resurgence in coronavirus infections and rising air pollution that is enveloping the country’s north in a cloud of thick toxic smog.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel stand guard near India-Pakistan international border, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrols near India-Pakistan international border, on the outskirts of Jammu

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People shop for jewellery during 'Dhanteras' on the eve of Diwali festival, in Jammu.

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A vendor arranges firecrackers at a roadside shop on the eve of Diwali festival, in Jammu.

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Sunset in Srinagar

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A boy poses for a Picture in chinar Garden of Srinagar.

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A couple busy collecting the Chinar leaves so that it could be used for burning and making embers subsequently.

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Fallen Chinar leaves carpeting the fountain water with the loveliest golden velvet. The garden has a canal lined with fountains, and water flowing from a higher level to a lower one to form a pleasant cascade.

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Flock of parrots enjoying the sunny autumn day outside their nest in chinar Garden of Srinagar.

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A local Kashmiri woman engaged in burning of the Chinar leaves to make embers from them. Same is used in traditional fire pots also known as Kagiri during Kashmir’s harsh winter period when temperatures dip to below freezing point.

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A couple from Jammu region enjoying a pre-wedding photo session in Nishat Garden. The place presents an astounding scenery during the autumn season with fallen Chinar leaves turning the garden into an El Dorado.

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Tourists taking pictures with Chinar tree leaves blanketing the background with a golden tint in Shalimar Garden.

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Tourists enjoying the autumn season amidst the majestic China trees in Shalimar garden. The Mughal garden of Shalimar Bagh was planted by Emperor Jahangir in 1619 for his beloved wife, Empress Nur Jahan.

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A breathtaking view of Shalimar Bagh - a famous garden situated on the banks of famed water body- Dal Lake- in Srinagar. The garden is considered as a legacy left by the Mughal emperors who were mesmerised by the picturesque beauty of Kashmir Valley.

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A man holds his daughter as a health worker takes a swab sample to test for COVID-19 in Srinagar.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel carry the mortal remains of their colleague CT Sudip Sarkar, who was killed in failed infiltration bid by militants along the LoC in north Kashmir, during a wreath laying ceremony at Humhama on the out skirts of Srinagar.

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti addresses a press conference, at party HQ in Jammu.

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Police officers present a guard of honour to Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha (unseen), during the reopening of the Civil Secretariat in Jammu.

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Players of women teams of Real Kashmir football club and Delhi Public School in action during their match, in Srinagar. The match was organized by the army personnel to promote women's football in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Members of People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and others during a press conference after their meeting, at Bathindi in Jammu.

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A devotee prays as the head priest (unseen) displays holy relic on Friday following Eid Milad -un-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine, in Srinagar.

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Devotees pray as the head priest (unseen) displays the holy relic on Friday following Eid Milad-un-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine, in Srinagar,.

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National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah and party leader Omar Abdullah addresses party workers at the party headquarters, in Jammu.

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Police personnel stand guard outside Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) HQ during the arrival of PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, who will be visiting the office for the first time since her release from detention, in Jammu.

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti addresses party workers during her visit to party HQ for the first time since her release from detention, in Jammu.

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Workers of Public Health Engineering (PHE) department stage a protest rally demanding regularisation of their services, in Bhadarwah.

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Security personnel leave after an encounter with militants, at Rangreth on the outskirts of Srinagar. Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Chief Dr Saifullah was killed and a suspect has been taken into custody and is being questioned.

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Activists of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) burn an effigy during a protest against the central government, in Jammu.

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Daily wagers during a protest over their various demands, outside MP Jugal Kishore Sharma's residence in Jammu.

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PDP senior leader Ved Mahajan and Ch. Hussain Ali Wafa announce their resignation from the party over recent remarks of party president Mehbooba Mufti on the Tricolour, in Jammu.

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Members of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal perform 'Shastra Puja' on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Jammu.

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MP and President of National Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah and PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti look on as People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration spokesperson Sajjad Lone speaks to the media after a meeting of the Alliance, in Srinagar.

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MP and President of National Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, former CM Omar Abdullah and other members after a meeting of People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, in Srinagar

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Shiv Sena Dogra Front activists during a protest against PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, in Jammu.

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Lt. Gov. Manoj Sinha pays obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi on the occasion of 'Durga Ashtami', at Katra in Jammu.

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Family members of martyrs pay tribute on the occasion of National Police Commemoration Day, in Jammu.

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Devotees stand in a queue to pray at a Kali temple during the ongoing Navratri festival, in Jammu.

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Smoke rises from live mortar shells, destroyed by Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of Indian Army, at Line of Control (LoC) Balnoi village of Mendhar subdivision in Poonch district

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Pilgrims wave as they walk towards Mata Vaishno Devi temple, on the occasion of Navratri festival, at Katra about 45km from Jammu.

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Policemen stop ABVP activists blocking the Jewel Chowk road during their protest against closure of admissions in the Cluster University of Jammu.

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Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists burn an effigy during a protest against over Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Farooq Abdullah's remarks regarding Article 370, in Jammu.

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Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti interacts with senior party leaders, at her residence in Srinagar. Union Territory administration revoked the Public Safety Act charges against Mufti, more than a year after she was detained following the abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state.

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Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti interacts with J&K National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and leader Omar Abdullah, at her residence in Srinagar. Union Territory administration revoked the Public Safety Act charges against Mufti, more than a year after she was detained following the abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state.

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Rashtriya Bajrang Dal activists raise slogans during a protest against 'derogatory remarks' by Jammu & Kashmir National Conference President Farooq Abdullah regarding Article 370, in Jammu.

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Family members congratulate their kin after a passing out parade at Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre (JAKLI), at Rangreth in Srinagar. As many as 301 recruits joined the ranks of Indian Army after the passing out parade.

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Army personnel at the spot where a 120-mm mortar shell was fired by Pakistani forces, in Dabraj village near the Line of Control (LoC) in Mankote sector of Poonch district.

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New recruits of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry participate in their graduation ceremony at a military base on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir. 301 new recruits were inducted into the Jammu-Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian army.

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A soldier of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry takes oath during a graduation ceremony at a military base on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir. 301 new recruits were inducted into the Jammu-Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian army.

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A woman shows a tail of mortar shell at their residence, after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire overnight by unprovoked firing and mortar shelling in two sectors of J&K, along the Line of Control in Poonch district.

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Youngsters hold placards to create awareness on gender equality, ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, in Jammu district.

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