Arun Sharma


Valley powerless: BJP-PDP MLAs join Oppn over ‘govt inaction’
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

BJP lawmaker Neelam Langeh even staged a walkout, saying that a boy’s body could not be driven to his home in Ramban due to closure of the Jammu-Srinagar highway.

Mehbooba Mufti assures relief to kin of protesters killed during protests
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

“Yeh paanch lakh rupey kisi ki jaan wapas nahin layengey’’ (These Rs 5 lakh will not bring back anyone’s life) many cases, we have to rehabilitate people,” J&K CM said.

Days after constable’s videos: At LoC base, BSF men say ‘at least someone spoke up’
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

A BSF spokesperson says he had been removed from the area to ensure that he does not “accuse his commanding officer, or other superior officer, of putting pressure on him.

J&K budget with focus on micro-budgetary reforms presented
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb A Drabu on Wednesday presented Rs 80,000 crore budget for 2017-18 with focus on micro-budgetary reforms.

J-K: ‘Sacrilege’ sparks violence in Kathua, four arrested
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The violence triggered protests in the Assembly, with the opposition Congress and National Conference staging a walkout.

In first cross-LoC strike of 2017, terrorists kill 3, escape under mist cover
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Intelligence officials in New Delhi said the failure to locate the terrorists could also mean they had gone back the way they came, across the LoC.

Akhnoor: Terrorists kill three workers in attack on GREF camp near LoC
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

According to security sources, the terrorists doused the workers with fuel obtained from a GREF office nearby before setting them ablaze.

Haroon and his valley of grief
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

World is a place far removed for this nomadic family. Demonetisation made it unreachable for a 9-yr-old

Kashmiri lawmaker Engineer Abdul Rashid seeks plebiscite
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Rashid referred to vacant assembly seats for Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and asked the BJP what its solution was.

Amid slogans, J&K Governor cuts short speech, leaves
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

As the disruptions continued, the Governor cut short his address within 15 minutes and left the venue without even waiting for the National Anthem to conclude

J&K: State education dept launches SMIS, technology to automate end-to-end school management system
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

SMIS, the largest e-governance and e-learning initiative of the state government, is an integrated technology framework that automates the entire end-to-end school management system, said Education Minister Naeem Akhtar.

HC orders probe into J&K minister’s trust land
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

The court said that the conflicting reports seem to have been filed to create confusion.

Refugee vs refugee, new flashpoint in J vs K
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

How politics around West Pakistan refugees and Rohingya Muslims is deepening existing faultlines in state

Refugee vs refugee turns into Kashmir vs Jammu: Identity certificates spark protests and violence
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

In Jammu, BJP leaders said they would raise the issue of the “increasing number” of Rohingya Muslim refugees in the state in the coming Budget Session of the Assembly.

Nagrota attack probe: NIA seizes records of cross-LoC trade
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

The NIA team, consisting of four to five members, has also seized nearly half a dozen computers installed at the office of the Custodian, LoC Trade.

J&K junior ministers get more powers 
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Mufti has ordered that all matters requiring ministerial approval be routed through junior ministers concerned. This includes proposals regarding transfers, postings of gazetted officers and development projects.

Going nowhere: Why many police officers in J&K feel hard done by
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Arun Sharma explains the way the KPS is structured, and how militancy and government policy created a situation of stagnation.

J&K Govt names Burhan brother in compensation list, ally BJP protests
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

The J&K government regularly compensates civilians killed by militants or during anti-militancy operations but does not usually make public the identities of those involved.

BSF foils infiltration bid, arrests ex-Pakistani Army man
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Two identity cards including one pertaining to his nationality, two Pakistani currency notes of Rs 500 each, a small knife and a paper with "CMA Lahore Cantt" written on it with pen were seized from him.

‘J-K biggest victim of partition, we don’t want war again,’ says CM Mehbooba Mufti
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

"Today again, we have to create an environment congenial for mending the fences as for how long one can remain in war mode," she said, adding "we do not want war again".

Pakistan again trying to divide India on the basis of religion: Rajnath Singh
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Speaking at a Shahidi Diwas function in Kathua, Rajnath Singh said that despite repeated disappointments, India continued to seek peace with Pakistan.

J&K: Lecturer held for ‘sedition’ after making ‘anti-India’ remarks 
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

The lecturer’s comments had angered the Hindu students, who boycotted classes and held a demonstration before filing a police complaint.

Angry Mehbooba Mufti leaves Cabinet meeting in huff
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

The proposal had come from the state’s home department, which Mehbooba heads. It was made as KPS officers do not get promoted beyond the SSP-level unless they are inducted into the IPS.

Court pulls up J&K cops for tardy probe into tunnel fire
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Eight supervisors, helpers and electricians of BCC were arrested on November 30 and charged with negligence and dereliction of duty that led to death of the labourers.

NIA to probe Nagrota terror attack
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Following the instruction issued from Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the National Investigation Agency on Wednesday decided to take up the investigations into the terrorist attack on an Army camp in Nagrota last month. Sources said that in this context, the NIA has re-registered the case at its police station in New Delhi. A case […]

Jammu: No rush at bank branches ATMs on pay day
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

In the case of Central government employees, the national banks in order to avoid rush at its branches had permitted disbursement of Rs 10,000 in cash as part salary by respective DDOs at their office premises itself.

Nagrota attack revenge for Afzal Guru’s hanging, terrorists left posters behind
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Nagrota attack: Intelligence sources said the posters indicate that the attackers may have been linked to the Jaish-e-Muhammad, which calls its fidayeen units in Kashmir the Afzal Guru Squad.

Nagrota attack a revenge for Afzal Guru’s hanging, claim papers found on slain terrorists
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

The seizures apart from arms, ammunition and explosives included packets of biscuit made in Pakistan, medicines and bandages.

Nagrota is a strategically important garrison town
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The 16 Corps headquarters is located less than three kilometers from 166 Medium Regiment unit, which came under attack on Tuesday.

J&K: Terror strikes Army camp at Nagrota, 2 officers among 7 personnel dead
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

A high alert has been sounded across the state, including on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Security has also been stepped up in Katra town and Vaishno Devi shrine visited everyday by pilgrims from across the country.

Three infiltrators gunned down in Samba
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

According to the sources, the BSF troops noticed suspicious movement along the international border around midnight.

‘In my class, we sometimes fight with each other; but I don’t know what Pakistan wants from us’
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Sanjana, 9, of Suchetgarh village in Jammu’s R S Pura that has been hit in cross-border firing says she does not want to return home.

Check medical status of Amarnath Yatra applicants: J-K Governor NN Vohra to states
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra pointed out that a significant number of Amarnath pilgrims lose their lives every year due to heart, lung and other medical failures.

Jammu and Kashmir: Amitabh Mattoo quits as CM Mehbooba Mufti’s adviser
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Until late evening, the Chief Minister had not accepted his resignation as efforts were on to persuade Mattoo to continue.

J&K: Carried 30 km by father for want of cash, ailing boy dies
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Father failed to exchange Rs 29,000 in banks, van driver rejected his old notes

BSF man killed in Pakistan shelling
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Officials said that Rai Singh was among five BSF personnel wounded at Tarkundi in Rajouri district.