ON NOVEMBER 6TH, after a long gunbattle, security forces killed three terrorists hiding in two houses in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Two of them turned out to be Pakistani nationals. In a statement issued soon afterwards, a spokesperson of the terrorist organisation, Jaish-e-Mohammed, formed in January 2000 with the aim of ‘liberating’ Kashmir from India, said that one of the three killed in that encounter was Talha Rashid, nephew of the group’s chief, Maulana Masood Azhar.
ON OCTOBER 10TH, two men entered a construction site in Kashmir Valley’s Sonamarg area, around 80 km from Srinagar. The two had shown up on the premises just a few days earlier along with a contractor working there. Their leader had said they were from a telecom company and wanted to survey land for the installation of mobile towers. Sensing a big opportunity, the other contractors told them they would be happy to show them around.
A JOURNALIST FRIEND I have known for long once told me that after the fall of the Soviet Union, he was so depressed that he did not venture out of his university hostel room for a week. My friend, who supports every sub-nationalism movement in India, has never got an election prediction right, though he takes great pains to travel around, especially in the hinterland. Just before the results of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls were to be announced, we met at another friend’s house.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".