Top militant commander killed in Kashmir, mobile internet suspended May 07, 2020 0 131 12345 DPASrinagar, KashmirA top militant commander was killed by security forces in India-administered Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.Riyaz Naikoo, 35, was commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, one of the oldest militant groups operating in the region. He had a bounty of 1.2 million rupees on his head.Naikoo and an associate were killed in a joint operation by the Indian Army and Kashmir police in his native village, Beighpora, inspector general of police Vijay Kumar said.“Weapons and warlike stores were recovered from the site.” Mobile internet services were cut off across the Kashmir valley as the operation began. Villagers pelted stones at security forces as soon as news of Naikoo’s death spread, NDTV news channel reported.Naikoo succeeded Burhan Wani as commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen after Wani was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in July 2016. Wani was 22.Wani’s death triggered months of violent protests against the Indian government in Kashmir. At least 90 civilians, mostly young men, were killed and thousands wounded in clashes with police and paramilitary.Naikoo was wanted for several killings, including of policemen and informers, a police source said.He worked as a teacher before he joined the Hizbul Mujahideen and played a key role in getting Kashmiri youth to join the rebel group. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Indian aviation ministry website crashes in repatriation ‘panic’ May 07, 2020 0 887 Philippines caseload tops 10,000; hundred people join clinical trial May 07, 2020 0 402 Pompeo has no evidence about virus lab leak: China May 07, 2020 0 117 Singapore’s Covid-19 cases top 20,000 as pandemic batters business DPA Kuala Lumpur Singapore confirmed 788 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the total to 20,198, the second-highest reported number in East Asia after China. The ministry stated that the “vast majority” of the .. No breach in COVID-19 tracking app, despite hacker warning: India New Delhi There has been no security breach in a COVID-19-tracking app that the Indian government has made a mandatory download for anyone stepping out of their homes to go to work, officials said on Wednesday. “No .. Bangladesh starts remdesivir production for COVID-19 treatment DPA Dhaka Bangladesh has begun the production process for the anti-viral drug remdesivir, which is being closely watched as a possible effective treatment for COVID-19, pharmaceutical executives said on Wednesday. .. 6.8 magnitude quake strikes in Indonesia’s Banda Sea, no tsunami alert AFP Jakarta A 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted a remote part of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning issued and no immediate reports of damage. The .. Notorious Indian bandit dies at 92, after stints in Bollywood, politics Mumbai A notorious bandit who spent years rampaging across central India’s impoverished badlands before trying his luck as a Bollywood actor and politician has died aged 92, police said Wednesday. Mohar Singh, once one .. China’s space test hits snag with capsule ‘anomaly’ A cargo capsule that was part of a key test in China’s space programme experienced an “anomaly” on Wednesday during its return trip, the space authority said. The cargo capsule was launched Tuesday aboard a new type of ..