Arun Sharma


BJP MLA seeks CBI probe into attempt to ‘poison him’
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Jasrotia alleged that there was “political conspiracy’’ in the alleged attempt to eliminate him.

Cracks in coalition after council poll defeat; Ram Madhav works on patchup
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The coalition government is under pressure to contain the current turmoil in the Valley in view of the Amarnath yatra and the Durbar move from Jammu to Srinagar.

Cracks in BJP-PDP as Industries Minister says stone-pelters need to be beaten, shot
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

A recording of Ganga’s remarks, made last Sunday after a public meeting in Ramgarh town along the international border in Samba district, surfaced Thursday.

BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav who complained about food dismissed from service
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

As per the BSF Act and Rules, he can now submit a petition/appeal against the punishment to the higher HQ (headquarters) within three months, the spokesperson said.

CRPF personnel ‘beat up’ van driver, Banihal shuts down
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The protesters forced closure of educational institutions and business establishments in the town.

J&K Cabinet expresses ‘deep anguish’ over killings
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

It urged civil society and parents to counsel youth to stay away from violent protests “which, in spite of maximum restraint, can at times lead to fatal consequences’’.

BJP wins Jammu seat after PDP MLA’s cross-voting
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

A minimum of 29 votes were required to get elected from the 89-member Legislative Assembly, including two nominated MLAs

‘R&AW spy’: Relatives in Poonch say no contact since 2014
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Khalil's relatives said he came with a valid permit on the Poonch-Rawalakot bus, and has not visited them since.

Kashmir valley video shows man tied to jeep, CM seeks report, Army orders probe
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Reacting to the video, former chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, “I understand the outrage the CRPF video generated. I’m also outraged that the video of the youth on the jeep won’t generate the same anger.”

Jammu: 5 Rohingya Muslim homes gutted, police blame it on short circuit
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

The victims suspected sabotage. There was no electricity supply to their jhuggis when the incident took place, they said.

Jammu traders’ body threatens to ‘identify, kill’ Rohingyas: Systemic genocide of muslims, says kashmir association
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

As per the J&K government data, as of January 2017, 13,755 foreigners were staying in the state, 5,743 of them Rohingya Muslims in Jammu and Samba districts, and 7,690 Tibetans living in Ladakh.

ABVP walks into J-K games, makes it about J vs K and the anthem
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

Some students from the Valley said that the national anthem was even played in the middle of the football match on Friday, at the insistence of the ABVP activists.

PM to Kashmir youth: 40 years bloodshed helped no one, progress through tourism
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

"Now there are only two roads before youth of Kashmir which will decide their fate. One is tourism and another is terrorism," Modi said.

Chenani-Nashri tunnel: Through the heart of the Himalayas, a shorter, safer route to the Valley
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

The 9.2 km tunnel, which will bypass snow- and landslide-prone Kud, Patnitop and Batote on National Highway 44, marks significant roadbuilding firsts in India, including an unprecedented stress on user safety.

Cross LoC trade suspended following Pakistan shelling in Poonch
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Significantly, cross LoC travel between Poonch-Rawalakote was suspended on Monday following heavy firing and mortar shelling..

Ceasefire violation: Trade centre damaged in Pak shelling, cross-LoC business on hold
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Trouble had started in Chakkan Da Bagh area on Thursday when Pakistani troops in an unprovoked firing on Indian side killed an Indian soldier Deepak Jaganath in Gulpur area.

Surge in applications from Valley to register as migrants, BJP asks why
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The surge follows a decision by the PDP-BJP government in October 2016 to reconstitute a screening committee for registration of migrants.

Jammu & Kashmir: Protest to stop officer’s exit ends after a week
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The impasse ended on Friday when the magistrate’s predecessor, Abdul Qayoom Mir, intervened and persuaded the protesters to allow Mohammad Afzal Mirza to take charge.

Poonch village struggles as rare disorder, disability come in way of Aadhaar cards
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

A team set up by the state government has failed to offer a solution, while their appeals to the Centre for help over Aadhaar cards have so far seen no response.

Jammu: Hoardings ask Rohingya, Bangladeshi Muslims to leave
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

The National Conference and Congress too do not appear in favour of their staying in the state.

Govt shouldn’t sack on its own: BJP takes on ally PDP after J&K counsel in SC dismissed
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

The BJP has complained that the party was kept in the dark over the decision to dismiss Sunil Fernandes.

J&K: In a first, state govt employee amongst two arrested for not standing during national anthem
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Police said Javed is a consultant with the J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development in Jammu, and Mudassar is an employee of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Srinagar.

Major booked for rape, blackmail of colleague who committed suicide
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

However, no arrest has been made so far, police said.

Jammu and Kashmir assembly adjourned following clashes in the house
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Opposition National Conference members clashed with Forest Minister Chaudhary Lal Singh and threw papers and chairs forcing Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta to adjourn the House.

Will expunge Mehbooba Mufti’s remarks if she has used anti-national words: J&K Speaker
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The CM had on Monday accused those calling for withdrawal of Article 370 and Article 35-A of “hurting the very soul and secular character of Kashmir”.

J-K: Uproarious scenes mar Assembly proceedings over Mehbooba Mufti’s ‘anti-national’ remark   
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Amidst pandemonium, Speaker adjourned the House for 15 minutes. However, when the House later reassembled, the opposition members were again on their feet.

Those against Article 370 are like those who want one religion in Valley: Mehbooba Mufti
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Mehbooba sought support even from opposition benches in the House to safeguard the state’s special position and also in taking back Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley.

BJP MLA says J&K minister’s reply ‘rubbish’, walks out
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Taking the cue from the MLA’s exit, Opposition legislators from the Congress and National Conference, including former CM Omar Abdullah, tried to corner the government on the issue of Jammu’s development as a tourist spot.

Jammu: Medical report says boy held under Public Safety Act not minor
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

The boy, from Srinagar, was arrested on charges of stone-pelting.

‘J&K minister has encroached upon forest land’
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

He said that the revenue department has furnished a report to the HC that the entire land under Bee Enn Institute’s occupation is state land.

Engineer Rashid marshalled out of J-K Legislative Assembly
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

As Engineer Rasheed continued to create noisy scenes, Law Minister Abdul Ahad Haq stood up accusing him of taking the House to ransom.

J&K govt rules out note ban impact on Valley unrest
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

A week after demonetisation was announced, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had said there had been no stone pelting since the announcement.

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.