An encounter broke out at Maghama in Tral area of the district after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police officer said.
The retired J&K High Court judge feels that Article 370's revocation was not in the interest of thecountry but was done by BJP-led central government for political dividends.
As per the official data, the administration has received 91 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs so far, with about 76,357 passengers.
The death toll of coronavirus infected persons reached 263 -- 243 from the Valley and 20 were from the Jammu region, the officials said.
There are 2,591 active cases in the union territory 1,853 in Kashmir and 738 in Jammu -- while 2,086 patients have recovered
The officials said the sample of the trooper, who hailed from Uttar Pradesh, was tested on Friday and ir came out positive for coronavirus.
Arms and ammunition have been recovered, while search operation is still underway.
Eight persons have so far been rescued, while a search is on for an excavator operator who is believed to be trapped under the debris along with the earthmoving vehicle, the officials said.
Nine of the total patients have died and 364 recovered. The Kashmir Valley has 437 active cases while Jammu 13 cases.
Among the fresh cases detected in Kashmir on Thursday, nine are related to three tertiary care hospitals of the valley, in a major setback to the efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Jammu and Ka
Of the total number of cases reported so far in the Union Territory, 640 are from Kashmir and 61 from Jammu.
There are 328 COVID-19 positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir including 5 deaths and 42 cured/discharged, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Earlier in the day, officials said 14 patients were discharged from hospitals in Kashmir and sent to home quarantine as per the standard operating procedure.
According to a government bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), 2,727 people have been home-quarantined, while 59 are in hospital isolation.
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