Arun Sharma


Entire Army can’t stop terrorism in J&K, says Farooq Abdullah
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Farooq Abdullah, former J&K chief minister, said, "So far, we have been unable to take back and rehabilitate our Kashmiri Pandit brethren as they have apprehensions about their safety."

PoK will remain with Pakistan, J&K will remain part of India: Farooq Abdullah
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

"We will correct the line (LoC) and this will ease travel and trade between people on both sides,” Farooq quoted Vajpayee as having told Pakistan during his Lahore visit.

BSF warns of LeT-IS joint strikes in Valley
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Pointing out that though there have been no inputs so far about IS infiltrating terrorist ranks in Pakistan, he said that such a possibility cannot be ruled out.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists attack MLA Engineer Rashid in Bhaderwah
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Rashid's cavalcade was stopped by some VHP activists who showed him black flags and raised slogans against him for organizing a beef party at MLA Hostel in Srinagar.

J&K Deputy CM Nirmal Singh skips meet called by Mufti
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

According to official sources, despite being informed well in advance, Singh skipped the meet to protest against the finance department's alleged discriminatory treatment to Jammu region in matters of development.

Vaishno Devi helicopter crash: 6 pilgrims, pilot killed in Katra chopper accident
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Seven people were killed on Monday when a helicopter ferrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi temple crashed near Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

90-yr-old comes ‘home’, to jail in J&K
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Mohd Aziz from PoK, now in Salwa in J&K with family, says he only wants to die on his soil, next to ancestors

J&K govt seeks inclusion of telecom, banking facility for cross-border trade
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

The matter will taken up at a meeting scheduled to be held with the Secretary Internal Security in the Union Home Ministry on December 4.

J&K High court directs State govt against appointing relatives as PROs
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Justice Tashi Rabstan passed severe strictures against the then Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Atul Goel for providing undue security cover to the forest guard.

PoK family lands into police custody for entering India via Nepal
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

A 90-year-old resident of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) along with his wife and a grown up daughter landed into police custody on Monday after they used the Nepal route to illegally cross over to Jammu & Kashmir on this side of the Line of Control.

NIA arrests two more in connection with Udhampur terror attack
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

The Lashkar-e-Toiba commander in south Kashmir Abu Qasim, who masterminded the terror attack, was killed in the Valley earlier this month.

PM Narendra Modi’s package is wholesome: Mufti Sayeed
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Mufti Sayeed said he would continue his efforts for good relations between India and Pakistan.

Three Jammu towns tense over claims of Diwali crackers being packed with Koran pages
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Muslims in Bhaderwah town and its surrounding areas observed bandh after some people claimed to have found half-burnt pieces of papers having Arabic language written on them.

Will ensure accountability of each and every penny: PM Modi on 80,000 cr J&K package
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

The package is for development and empowerment of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, he added after inaugurating the second stage of 450 megawatt Baglihar Hydel project here on Saturday.

Jammu: Veteran journalist Ved Bhasin dies
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

Bhasin, Founder Editor and Chairman of Kashmir Times Group of Publications, breathed his last at his Gandhi Nagar residence. He was given a farewell at Jogi Gate Friday.

Ammunition seized from village in Jammu, one arrested
Mon, Nov 02, 2015

Police sources said the is significant as the Sarthal area has not seen militant activities since early 2000. Sarthal is located on the border of Bhaderwah in the hilly Doda district, which recently saw militant activities.

Jammu & Kashmir: FIR against eight students for raising pro-Pakistan slogans
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

THE Jammu & Kashmir Police have started looking for over half a dozen students of class 12 who on Thursday raised pro-Pakistan slogans during school hours, leading to tension at Sial Sui in Kalakote area of border Rajouri district.

Flag meeting: India warns Pak over unprovoked firing, infiltration
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere where both sides agreed to meet more frequently, an official spokesperson said.

LeT terrorist Mohammad Naveed gives family’s new phone numbers in Pakistan
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

“Janab, mein mar jaunga. Woh mujhe abhi bhi alag rakhte hain (Sir, I will die... They (jail staff) keep me isolated from others even now),” Naveed pleaded.

Earthquake kills three in J&K
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

The tremors of the 7.5 magnitude earthquake, with its epicentre in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, were felt across north India — from Punjab to Himachal to Delhi and Uttarakhand.

J&K: Six civilians injured in Pakistan shelling
Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Due to fear and panic, villagers started migrating from many villages on the international border since Sunday evening.

One hurt in heavy Pakistan shelling
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

One of the 3 labourers hurt in Friday’s firing dies

Pakistan targets 9 border outposts along IB in J&K’s Samba, 1 civilian injured
Sat, Oct 24, 2015

After over a month-long lull, Pakistani troops yesterday resumed the ceasefire violations along the international border, killing one civilian and injuring three so far.

Armed RSS activists take out procession carrying firearms in Jammu town
Sat, Oct 24, 2015

The display of weapons by RSS activists came at a time when Hindus and Muslims in the state look at each other with suspicion in view of the beef controversy.

Fearing losses, fruit traders demand security along highway in J&K
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

During peak season, more than 500 trucks are dispatched from the Sopore fruit mandi, which is Asia’s second-largest.

Udhampur attack: NIA looking for woman who accompanied Pak terrorists
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Nomen was killed in retaliatory fire by paramilitary personnel, while Naveed was captured alive by people at a nearby village where he fled after the attack.

Rail and road traffic suspended between Jammu and Kashmir over protests
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

Over 2,000 vehicles including load carriers were stranded at various places along the national highway between Jammu and Banihal.

Udhampur terror attack: NIA to bring Naveed, Shabzar face-to-face
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

While terrorist Nomen was killed in retaliatory fire by paramilitary personnel, Naveed was apprehended by locals in a nearby village.

Jammu: Work yet to start, but 2 foundation stones for project
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed and his deputy Dr Nirmal Singh laid the foundation stone for the project in Jammu on Friday.

Panchayat, civic body polls to be held next year in J-K: CM
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday said that panchayat and civic body elections in the state will be held in April next year.

Udhampur attack: Threat to Naveed, NIA court told
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Referring to the court’s September 30 direction about not keeping the accused in the cell, he pointed out that there were many hardcore criminals lodged in the jail.

Udhampur truck attack part of larger plan to engineer communal tension: Police
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Kushwaha has denied the allegations and said he would file a defamation suit against those who conducted the sting operation.

Valley-bound truck attacked in tense Jammu, two injured
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

The two injured persons have been identified as Zahid Ahmed, 19, and Showkat Ahmed, 35, both residents of Anantnag.

Mobile internet services cut to calm tension in Udhampur
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

As the word spread, shopkeepers downed shutters and a large number of people took to the streets. As the crowd swelled, traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was blocked.

Zero tolerance for incidents like Dadri: Union Home Secretary
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Talking to villagers at Abdullian, he assured that steps would be initiated for their safety in the event of firing from Pakistan side.

In Jammu, BJP leader, teacher booked over WhatsApp message
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

The messages were circulated on September 14. Others have been booked for attacks on Muslims found in possession of bovines.