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The eight have been charged with receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir.
The NIA arrested Bhat on September 5 for his alleged involvement in stone pelting and organising groups of youths who would throw stones at the security personnel.
Zojila pass is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh NH which remains closed during winters due to heavy snowfall and avalanchescutting off Leh-Ladakh from Kashmir.
From the city's daily life to government news, here are a few events from the past week in a nutshell.
‘Chilai Kalan', the harshest winter period of 40 days when there are maximum chances of snow and rains, started in Kashmir on Thursday.
Kashmiri Pandits have been demanding the setting up of the townships for their rehabilitation in the Valley for a while now but the government ruled out the possibility today.
The helpline was launched in June this year by the paramilitary force with an aim to help any Kashmiri who is in distress.
Sharma is the fourth interlocutor appointed by the Centre since 2002 and Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Kapil Kak asked why the government had not opened communication channels with the separatists yet.
Police sources said that about 90 youngsters, most of them from South Kashmir, have joined the militant ranks in 2017.
The last major earthquake to strike the region was in October 2005 when 1,400 persons were killed and vast areas close to the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir were flattened.
NIA crackdown on terror funding in Valley plays spoilsport for terrorists: Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Lauding the work of the probe agency for proving its credibility in the last eight-and-half years since its formation in 2008, Singh said the conviction rate of the agency was over 90 percent.
After killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Kashmir chief Abu Ismail in an encounter with security forces, a local Kashmiri militant and an ‘IED expert’ Zeenat-ul-Islam is likely to be new operations chief.
He said the terrorists in Kashmir were "now under great pressure" and the financial crunch from demonetisation and NIA action on illegal foreign fundings have checked illegal activities here.
Although broadband Internet services on landlines were functional, the speed has been choked to prevent uploading of videos and large images.