Arun Sharma


J&K: Homes in ashes, villagers wait until it’s safe to go back and rebuild
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Those killed in R S Pura Sector could not be cremated at their villages, in view of continued mortar shelling by Pakistani Rangers.

J-K: Four more killed in Pakistan border firing, January toll almost equal to all of 2017
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

The four deaths took the toll for January to 10, almost equalling the number of deaths in entire 2017 in such cross-border firings.

Jammu and Kashmir: Two civilians, Army jawan killed as Pak violates ceasefire near Akhnoor, BSF retaliates effectively
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Giving details, sources said that they were firing on forward Indian positions and civilian areas from R S Pura to Kanachak and Pargwal sectors. The BSF personnel were retaliating strongly and effectively.

Jawan, BSF head constable among 4 killed in Pak shelling
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Among the 26 injured along the international border are two BSF personnel and five-year-old Rano Devi, hailing from Chadwal in Kathua.

Heavy casualties likely on Pakistani side as India responds to ceasefire violations
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Four mortar positions on Pakistani side---from where Rangers were firing 82 mm and 60 mm mortars---have been supposed to be damaged, sources said. A defence position in a farmhouse behind Harpal and Jagwal village too has been hit, they added.

J&K: BSF man, teen girl killed in Pakistan shelling
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

The girl was killed when a mortar shell landed nearby while she had gone to the field on the call of nature.

BSF chief: Situation ‘tense’ at border, directed troops to teach Pakistan a lesson
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

"We can describe the situation as tense. Earlier, there had been firing along the LoC and now they have started firing along the international border as well," Sharma said.

J-K: Teenage girl killed in shelling by Pakistani Rangers in Arnia sector
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The deceased was identified as Sweety, the daughter of Sat Pal of village Dayal Chak. According to sources, she was asleep when a mortar shell fell near her house.

Church razed, shops gutted in Jammu
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Seema Devi (25) died on Monday in Jalandhar. Her husband Rinku (30) was arrested on Tuesday after he brought the body to the Rajouri village

Major among seven Pakistani soldiers killed in LoC firing: Army
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Army officials said that seven Pakistani soldiers were killed and four others were injured. Army chief Bipin Rawat said on Monday that they will not let anti-India activities succeed at any cost.

Soldier killed in Pakistan firing
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Bhadane, who was from Khalane village in Dhule district of Maharashtra, is survived by his wife Punam Yogesh

Mehbooba Mufti seeks to make J&K gateway to Central Asia
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

"I say that we cannot change our history but we can use our geographical location  to write a new history),” Mehbooba Mufti said in the Legislative Council on Friday.

PDP MLA: Kashmiri militants killed in encounters ‘martyrs’
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

On Wednesday, he had asked legislators in the J&K Assembly not to express happiness over the killing of militants as they too were "brothers".

J&K budget proposes incentives for govt staff, industry, hoteliers
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

The government will consider providing suitable incentive in lieu of pre-GST 2 per cent CST exemption in industrial units.

Whatever people of J&K get will be from India and no one else: CM Mehbooba Mufti
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

"Whether it is life’s dignity, or opening of new routes, taking trade to the next level, or dialogue so as to end bloodshed, has to be given by our country and not by any foreign nation,” Mufti said.

Amarnath Yatra 2018 to begin from June 28
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Considering the carrying capacity of the existing tracks and other available infrastructure in the yatra area, the board decided to allow 7, 500 pilgrims daily on each route from Pahalgam and Baltal to the holy shrine. This will exclude pilgrims travelling by helicopter.

J&K to have uniform labour law, says Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Drabu made the announcement before the launch of “Muhafiz’’ (meaning Guardian), a welfare initiative for nearly three lakh workers in the unorganised sector, by CM Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh Monday.

BSF claims heavy damage to Pakistan, three posts destroyed
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

The action came in retaliation to the killing of BSF head constable R P Hazra in firing from the Pakistan side.

Jammu: BSF jawan killed on his birthday as Pakistan violates ceasefire yet again in Samba sector
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

BSF jawan R P Hazra from Bengal was killed on his birthday after Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Wednesday in Jammu's Samba sector along the Line of Control.

J&K Governor NN Vohra calls for learning from 2016 events
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

He said the two enduring images of 2016 related to stonepelting mobs and victims of pellet injuries.

Pakistan violates ceasefire twice in J&K, kills one soldier in Nowshera sector
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Pakistani troops also resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire in Poonch district's Krishna Ghati sector in the evening, though there were no casualties

Jammu-Kashmir BJP members complain about party ministers
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

The working of various BJP ministers and legislators came under criticism from party functionaries, sources said.

Army Chief Bipin Rawat visits J-K, reviews security situation
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Rawat briefed in detail on the actions being undertaken to ensure a robust counter-infiltration grid according to an official statement issued by a defence ministry in Jammu.

J&K: Two days after cross-LoC action, Northern Command reviews security in Rajouri
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed 881 ceasefire violations this year along the LoC and the International Border.

Jammu and Kashmir panchayat polls from February 15
Tue, Dec 26, 2017

In the current year, these elections could not be held in view of unrest during most part of 2017.

J-K: Army major among four soldiers killed in Pak firing on LoC
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Three of the dead have been identified as Major Prafulla Ambadas Moharkar, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh and Sepoy Pargat Singh, Udhampur-based Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel N N Joshi said.

J-K Governor seeks clarification, returns file recommending nomination of Mehbooba Mufti’s brother as MLC 
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

The cabinet had recommended nomination of Tasaduq Mufti against the vacancy caused by the resignation of its former leader Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh from the Legislative Council.

‘Hindus cannot be a minority anywhere in India’: Jammu and Kashmir minister
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

"How they can be a minority anywhere when in general they constitute a majority in the country,’’ the minister said.

J-K: BJP leader Ashish Sareen poses with AK-47, Facebook picture makes party disown him
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Sources said that the photograph showing him brandishing an AK rifle was recent one when he visited Kashmir Valley at Lal Chowk to unfurl tricolour and was provided to a PSO for protection.

Salman Nizami, man PM Modi took on: Joined Congress three years ago, but a small fry for PM to attack
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

“I don’t know why the Prime Minister would attack me. I am a nobody. I joined politics, and the Congress, only three years ago,” Nizami told The Sunday Express. 

‘When alone at home, our families still feel scared after dark’
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

19 years after the Sailan massacre left 19 dead, the survivors’ search for justice continues, with the case reopened for the fourth time last month

Doyen of journalism in J&K dead
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Survived by two sons and two daughters, Om Prakash Saraf had been the last surviving journalist of his times in the state.

Om Prakash Saraf, former MLA from J-K, passes away at 95
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Om Prakash Saraf had rejected offers ministerial berths and Rajya Sabha seat by various successive governments who wanted to buy his silence and support.

Dineshwar Sharma denies release of political prisoners
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Sharma also witnessed noisy scenes with some migrants accusing government machinery of allowing only the political delegations to have a meeting with him.

Jammu and Kashmir: Tackling prejudice, 20 girls set for soccer meet
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

The state team has been named the Chief Minister’s XI as its formation coincides with the tenure of the state’s first woman CM Mehbooba Mufti.

2 Aadhaar centre staff allege MLA thrashed them
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

BJP MLA Ravinder Raina, however, denied assaulting anybody.