In the past 30 years, the least number of terrorist violence incidents in Jammu and Kashmir were recorded in 2013 and 2015, show government data.According to data for the current year collated by the J&K administration, 365 incidents of terrorist violence were reported till September 4. ‘Gateways of terror’J&K was placed under severe restrictions including a communication blockade since August 5 when Home Minister Amit Shah moved two Bills in the Rajya Sabha revoking the special status of J&K under Article 370 and downgrading and bifurcating the State into Union Territories. Mr. Shah has said Article 370 and Article 35A were the gateways of terrorism into J&K and the gates were closed by repealing the provisions. According to the J&K administration, there are 59,76,359 mobile phone connections in the Kashmir Valley, of which 20,05,293 postpaid connections were working. The population of Valley is around 70 lakhs as per the 2011 census. Prepaid mobiles and Internet connection remain snapped since August 5. Government has said 280 e-terminals were set up across 10 districts of the Valley and till November 18 as many as 23,0418 people had accessed the Internet on these machines.In 1990, when terrorism started in Kashmir Valley, 4,158 incidents were reported where 461 civilians, 155 security forces and 550 terrorists were killed. It peaked to 5,938 incidents in 1995 leading to the killing of 1,031 civilians, 237 security personnel and 1,332 terrorists. There was sharp decline in number of such incidents in 2008 when it dropped for the first time to 708 when 91 civilians and 75 security personnel were killed along with 339 terrorists.In the year 2013, the incidents of terrorist violence stood at 170 where 15 civilians and 53 security personnel were killed. The same year 67 terrorists were also killed. As per the status report, 41,866 persons lost their lives in 71,038 incidents of terrorist violence which includes 22,536 terrorists.Spike in 2016In 2016, after the unprecedented violence in Kashmir Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by security forces, 322 incidents of terrorist violence were reported where 15 civilians, 82 security personnel and 150 terrorists were killed. Till September 4 this year, in 365 incidents, 23 civilians, 78 security personnel and 136 terrorists were killed. Last year, in 614 incidents, 23 civilians, 78 security personnel and 136 terrorists were killed.
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Cristiano Ronaldo was the victim of a double injustice at the Best FIFA Football Awards, according to Portugal coach Fernando Santos, after he missed out on both Best Player and Best Goal.Luka Modric became the first player other than Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to win the Best FIFA Footballer of the Year award since Kaka in 2007.The Croatian captained his side to their first ever World Cup final and was voted the tournament’s best player, picking up the Golden Ball. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But Santos has spoken out at the decision to give the midfielder the Player of the Year honour over Ronaldo, suggesting his captain and talisman was unfairly beaten into second place.He is quoted in Marca as saying: “If you ask me if Modric is a great player, I answer yes, and that’s why I voted for Modric in second place. Now, if you ask me who is the best player and who it was at this time, it was Cristiano Ronaldo, I have no doubts about that.“He scored 50 goals, which was valid a year ago, two years ago, and three years ago. It seems that suddenly it stopped being ‘it’.”Santos was equally baffled by the decision to overlook Ronaldo for the Puskas award, with the prize instead going to fellow Best Player nominee Mohamed Salah.Ronaldo was nominated for his Champions League quarter-final bicycle kick against current employers Juventus, but was beaten by Salah’s curling effort in last season’s Merseyside derby – a decision that has drawn widespread criticism.Santos was a vocal member of the aggrieved: “When the best player in the world does not win a prize, there is something very strange.”The ceremony, held in London, was as notable for its absentees as it was for its award recipients. Neither Ronaldo nor Messi were in attendance, with the latter being omitted from the nominations entirely despite another prolific season in which he outscored his Portuguese rival at club level.Both players, however, were named alongside Modric as part of the FIFPro World XI.
Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort – Suite BedroomCambodia welcomes the Courtyard By Marriott Siem Reap ResortFirst Courtyard in Cambodia gives travelers a gateway to an ancient worldMarriott International announces the opening of its first Courtyard by Marriott in Cambodia with the debut of Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap. This only Marriott International’s first hotel in Cambodia with a second hotel to follow with the opening of Courtyard Phnom Penh to come. The brand’s flagship in Cambodia will feature modern Khmer architectural design, an innovative lobby space and contemporary room design, enabling guests to pursue both their personal and professional passions while visiting the seat of the ancient Khmer kingdom.“We’re excited to introduce the Courtyard brand experience to Cambodia. This opening marks the third Courtyard Resort in Asia Pacific, adding on to the growth story of Marriott International’s largest brand by distribution,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “The resort is a testament to the confidence we have in this stunning destination and our deep commitment to serving the burgeoning market of Cambodia.”The resort’s 233 contemporary guestrooms and suites are thoughtfully designed for good nights and good days, combining stylish comfort with functionality. Modern furniture and amenities, a bathroom with a separate walk-in shower, 43-inch flat screen television as well private balconies with views of the pool, city or gardens, make this a place that inspires creativity and enables our guests to pursue their passions, whether traveling for business or leisure.Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort – UpperdeckThe all-day-dining restaurant Lok Lak invites guests to experience a fusion of modern cuisine and authentic Khmer flavors brought to life by pristine local, seasonal and sustainable products. Lok Lak offers a “market to table” menu carefully crafted using locally sourced and organic produce and can be tailored to any event or dietary need. Upper Deck, a stunning rooftop bar, is surrounded by breathtaking, panoramic views of Angkor Wat on the horizon and brilliant sunsets to the West, while providing a wide range of exotic cocktails and an exquisite small plate menu.Meanwhile, QUAN Spa invites weary travelers into a haven of relaxation, as does the lure of a refreshing dip in the outdoor saltwater pool. The resort also has a fully equipped fitness center, Kids Club, recreation room and retail outlet.Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort is the ideal destination for meetings and events. Always looking ahead, the spaces, amenities and technology faultlessly account for emerging trends and the needs of next-gen travelers. The light, elegant, 410m2 Grand Room and five functional meeting rooms have been designed to host the most inspiring business events, meetings and celebrations.Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort is located in Siem Reap, a bustling cultural haven of markets, artisans and museums. The hotel is superbly positioned for guests to pursue their personal and professional passions – located just a 20-minute drive to Siem Reap International Airport. The resort also offers guests a gateway to the UNESCO heritage site of Angkor Wat, only 15 minutes away, is only a 5-minute walk to the lively bars, cocktail lounges, international restaurants and vibrant clubs of Pub Street and is located nearby an 18-hole golf course designed by Nick Faldo.“Through our décor and innovative amenities, we are able to provide our guests with tranquility and comfort while visiting Siem Reap on a meaningful journey of exploration,” said Ashley Lai, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort. “Our team looks forward to welcoming guests from all over the globe to experience the Cambodian hospitality in unparalleled surroundings.”Courtyard continues to expand into Cambodia with the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Pehn to open in the bustling capital later this year.For more information or to make a reservation, please call +855 63 968 888 email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.courtyardsiemreap.com.About Courtyard by MarriottCourtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. 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