In the first major public initiative by the state government in south Kashmir after last year’s unrest, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spent a whole day in the restive Pulwama area and conducted an open public grievance redressal camp.
Pakistani Rangers used heavy mortars and targeted dozens of BoPs and scores of villages along the IB in Arnia sector since last night, said a officer. Over 10 to 12 shells exploded at the Arnia bus stand, he added.
Significantly, the state already observes a public holiday on July 13 in memory of those killed by the forces of Hari Singh, the then king, in 1931
The court extended the custody of Javed Ahmed Bhat from Kulgam and Kamran Yusuf from Pulwama till September 19 after they were produced before the court on expiry of a ten-day NIA remand, said court sources.
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Ismail, the mastermind behind the July 10 attack on Amarnath yatra pilgrims, was among two terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowgam.
Hundreds of heavy vehicles that had been stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to a landslide on Monday, left for Kashmir on Thursday after the debris was cleared off the arterial road.
A colorful passing out parade that marked the graduation of recruits and their induction as soldiers was held at Bana Singh Parade ground of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) Centre.
A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar on a four-day visit to the state with an “open mind” and ”ready to discuss Kashmir issue with all stake holders,” a high-level Congress policy and planning group headed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is arriving in Jammu on a two-day visit on Sunday for meeting […]
Anantnag: The incident took place at least 500 yards from the venue of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s meeting on Sunday.
Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir launched search operations in Sopore, Baramulla district after reports of the presence of militants in the area just hours before the Union Home Minister’s four-day visit to the state beginning today.
“I have no expectation at all. He will come, he will meet as he had done before. He led a delegation of MPs (earlier). What happened to that delegation and their recommendations?” said Farooq Abdullah.
The union chief said their demands include sanctioning of risk or hardship allowance, implementation of health insurance for employees, including daily wagers, ex gratia relief and regularisation of casual employees and daily wagers.
Senior police officials said that they have sent samples of hair cut under mysterious circumstances to forensic science laboratory (FSL) for test, but reasons behind braid cutting are still unknown. No one has so far seen any person suspected to be behind such incidents
“The weekly cross LoC bus service via Poonch Rawalakot road has remained suspended today,” custodian of LoC trade (Poonch) Mohmmad Tanveer said. Nothing can be said about the resumption of bus service and trade through ‘Chakan-da-bagh’ as of now, he said.
In the meantime, Pakistani Rangers, in order to facilitate terrorists cross over to the Indian side, opened fire on BSF soldiers who had already been fighting the intruders.