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For first time, RSS annual meet in J&K from today
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

RSS functionaries said the meeting was business as usual, but sources said the gathering assumed significance as it is being held here for the first time since 1925, when RSS was founded.

Two soldiers killed in ceasefire violation: ‘I will join the Army, take revenge for father’s death’
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Former sarpanch Hari Singh said that Ranjit, who was posted at Jabalpur, had volunteered for a posting at the Line of Control in Kashmir. “The entire village is in mourning, but we are also proud of him for his supreme sacrifice,” he said.

BJP skips Kashmir’s Martyr’s day: ‘alliance only for governance’
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

PDP leaders, including CM Mehbooba Mufti, paid tributes at Mazar-e-Shoudha in the old city. Leaders of other parties, too, were present.

At base camp, pilgrims say: ‘nothing to fear at all’
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The predominant sentiment is the self-assurance of the believer and unshakeable faith in the government’s security umbrella. The pilgrimage passes through parts of south Kashmir where there is a high presence of militants.

Amarnath Yatra attack: Amid total shutdown, bandh hits life in Jammu
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The shutdown was complete in Jammu, Samba, Kathua and Udhampur and partially enforced in Rajouri, Poonch, Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar districts, where government offices and public transport services functioned normally.

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: At base camp, pilgrims say, nothing to fear at all
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Hours later, at the Amarnath Yatri reception centre, there is little sign of fear, anxiety or uncertainty among pilgrims gathering for the next day’s journey to the cave shrine, where the faithful gather every year to worship a Shivling-shaped ice formation.

Nearly 20,000 Sikhs gather at religious congregation in J&K’s Poonch, pray for peace
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

The crowd gathered despite heavy mortar shelling and automatic weapons fire by Pakistani troops on Saturday which led to the death of a Territorial Army (TA) jawan along with his wife and injuries to three minor girls.

Raghunath temple attack: Arrest, bail, rearrest… 15-year ordeal for 6 men ends with discharge
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

These observations came in a judgment on March 15, 2017, when the court dismissed a revision petition by the state against the discharge of the six accused by principal sessions judge, Jammu, Subhash Chandra Gupta on October 30, 2006.

Man who crossed into PoK 18 yrs ago arrested
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

During preliminary questioning, Nissar told the police that he was forcibly taken to a training camp at Kotli across the LoC by militants in 1999. But, he said, he was not interested in arms training and managed to escape.

Jammu & Kashmir: Deputy CM told ally PDP about need to roll out GST on July 1
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

"These people are saying many things about GST... We too have made it clear to our allies in the government that GST should be made applicable in the state from July 1 and if it is not done, then we will not be able to control the situation," Jammu Kashmir Deputy CM Nirmal Singh said.

Pakistan’s BAT intruder carried headband with camera
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

The latest BAT action was launched less than 10 km from Poonch town. It was third such attack in the border district this year. Pakistani army regulars and heavily-armed terrorists had beheaded two Indian soldiers in Krishna Ghati area on May 1 in a similar BAT action.

GST to be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir from July 1: Nirmal Singh
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Nirmal Singh on Friday said that BJP has conveyed its ruling ally PDP that Goods and Services Tax (GST) shall be implemented in the state from July 1, otherwise it will not be able to control the situation arising out of its non-implementation on that day.

Pakistan troops cross LoC, ambush Indian patrol, 2 soldiers killed
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Army sources familiar with the circumstances of the ambush — the third of its kind attempted in Poonch this year — said the patrol was one of several sent out to ensure jihadists did not use the intense firing, which had been raging since the previous night, to cross the Line of Control.

Indian, Pakistani officers hold commanders’ meeting
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

A BSF spokesperson said that the meeting lasted for an hour and participants from the two sides were seen “exchanging pleasantries’’. The two sides pledged to maintain peace and tranquillity along the border, the spokesperson added.

J-K lawyer showcaused by Bar for Facebook post hailing Pakistan cricket victory
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Stating that the post “reflects your anti-national mindset’’, the notice served on Altaf Hussain Janjua asked him to explain why he should not be expelled from primary membership of the Bar Association.

J&K civil services prelims results kept in abeyance over faulty answer keys
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

The results of the examination conducted on March 19 were announced on April 23 and around 7,000 candidates were shortlisted to appear for the main examination for 277 Kashmir Administrative Service vacancies.

Army soldier killed in unprovoked mortar shelling by Pakistani forces along LoC
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Since May 1, five people including an Army JCO and a BSF head constable have been killed and 12 others injured in unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire by Pakistani troops along the LOC.

Rohingya family booked for ‘fake documents’
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Sources said Sayed Hussain, a Rohingya, had come to Jammu along with his seven-member family around 15 years ago and started living in a slum

Vigilance raids in Jammu over sale of spurious drugs
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

After the supplies were received in drug stores of different units of Health Services across Jammu division, these medicines were distributed to government hospitals and institutions where these were issued to patients. By the time, Vigilance Organization lifted samples, most of these medicines had been consumed.

One killed, five injured in Pakistan firing along LoC
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said: “One civil GREF labourer was martyred, and one GREF driver injured in ceasefire violations. One head constable of BSF received splinter injury in the Krishna Ghati sector.”

Man held for smuggling heroin from across LoC
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Kasim has reportedly told his interrogators that he had brought three kg heroin from across the LoC a month earlier.

J&K: Reports of bus accident false, will take action against rumour mongers, say police
Thu, May 25, 2017

Thousands of people living in villages along the Mughal road too came on the road to get details about the accident.

J-K: Army announces punitive fire assaults on Pakistan posts, shows video clip
Wed, May 24, 2017

Pre-emptive action taken to counter terror in Valley: Arun Jaitley

J-K: Inspection finds half of Rajouri’s 1,200 anganwadi centres shut
Tue, May 23, 2017

The inspection found a number of the centres had been shut for nearly a year but monthly salaries — Rs 3,600 for an anganwadi worker and Rs 1,850 for a helper — were being drawn regularly.

Jammu and Kashmir: Blast in car parked at Kishtwar bus stand, one injured
Tue, May 16, 2017

The explosion has come in the wake of reports about Lashkar trying to revive militancy in Chenab Valley which comprises Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban districts.

Pakistan shelling continues in Rajouri sector, 1,000 evacuated
Mon, May 15, 2017

The cloud of smoke emanating from the forest on the mountain ridges along the LoC is visible from Nowshera town.

Jammu-Kashmir: Pakistan resorts to mortar shelling in Rajouri sector
Sun, May 14, 2017

There have been no reports of any injuries or casualties so far.

Pakistan shells kill 14-year-old, her uncle; seven injured
Sun, May 14, 2017

Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that “Indian troops were retaliating strongly and effectively”.

LeT module busted, SPO among 7 held
Sun, May 14, 2017

Bashir had worked for 139 TA battalion while his nephew, Altaf Ahmed, served as an SPO in Doda.

Walking with the Bakarwals
Sun, May 14, 2017

Recently, a Bakarwal family in Jammu moving to the hills for the summer was attacked by alleged cow vigilantes. The Indian Express follows one such caravan, part of 4 lakh nomads on the move in the state, as a centuries-old journey faces a new hurdle

BJP leader says no talks, asks: Was Vajpayee successful?
Sat, May 13, 2017

Vajpayee was the PM during Kargil war and 2001 Parliament attack.

Jammu: Woman alleges torture, sexual assault by cops; SIT probe ordered
Wed, May 10, 2017

SHO Sharma called the woman a “habitual offender” who had earlier been arrested in Punjab for alleged involvement in cases related to theft and narcotics.

Mehbooba invokes Vajpayee, says only Modi can find solution to Kashmir problem
Sun, May 07, 2017

Referring to Modi’s 2015 visit to Pakistan, Mufti said it reflected his “strength”.

Two soldiers beheaded: DGMO warns Pakistan counterpart, BSF says attack ‘very well-coordinated’
Wed, May 03, 2017

According to sources, the BAT, which attacked the patrol and mutilated the bodies, comprised soldiers from this battalion.

DGMO warns Pakistan counterpart, BSF says attack ‘well coordinated’
Tue, May 02, 2017

In a statement, Pakistan Army said the “Indian counterpart was told that there has been no CFV (ceasefire violation) or crossing of Line of Control by Pakistani troops from Pakistan side nor mutilation of Indian soldiers’ bodies.”

Indian soldiers mutilated: Pakistan Army attackers crossed LoC, Army Chief reaches Srinagar
Tue, May 02, 2017

Barbaric, says Arun jaitley, won’t go in vain; BSF and Sikh regiment personnel beheaded; Pakistan denies