Nowshera News

Army Major, rifleman killed in IED blasts near LoC; Army porter killed in Pak firing

Pointing out that two explosions took place near Roopmati forward post in Pukkharni area, sources said that the first explosion took place at 4.30 pm and another around 6 pm.

Jammu and Kashmir: Two armymen including Lt Col injured in mine explosion in Nowshera

The injured were part of a patrol party moving along the LoC when they inadvertently stepped on an old mine, sources said. There are mines in areas along the LoC which were laid even during 1965 war, sources said.


Nowshera: District demand dropped after govt gets cracking on separatist leader

As the administration swung into action against Devender Singh Behal and others present in the meeting, the joint action committee (JAC) spearheading the agitation for district status came under pressure and reached for negotiations.

J&K: Nowshera agitation continues, 2 dozen injured

 In the wake of the agitation, the state government had Friday decided to appoint separate Additional Deputy Commissioners for Nowshera, Sunderbani and Kalakote subdivisions, but this did not satisfy the protesters.

Protesters clash with police in J&K's Nowshera; Deputy Commissioner among over 30 injured

Protests have been going on in the Nowshera town in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district for the last one and a half months demanding that the Nowshera, Kalakote and Sunderbani towns in the border belt be made districts.

Nowshera stir: Jammu Chamber of Commerce gives 72-hour deadline to govt to decide on district status

'Seventy-two hours means 72 hours and thereafter, you will see our action. We will bring every minister out of their houses and chase them away,' said Chamber president Rakesh Gupta.


Nowshera protests: Man tries to set himself ablaze as agitation reaches Day 33

Identified as Rohit Kohli, a member of the joint action committee, spearheading the 33-day-long agitation in Nowshera, he took everybody by surprise when he suddenly sprinkled kerosene on himself and tried to set himself afire in the afternoon.

Nowshera stir for district tag: Losses of Rs 200 cr and mounting, traders ready to suffer for future

Agitators say Nowshera deserves to be a district as it was a niabat of Mirpur district (now in Pakistan) in 1934 and had a municipal committee in 1938. After Partition, it was made part of Poonch district and later put under Rajouri district, which became a tehsil in 1958

Agitation over district status to Nowshera: Six-member team of govt officials to visit town

They will visit Nowshera and Kalakote where people have been agitating for nearly a month seeking district status, besides Sunderbani.

J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires mortar shells on forward posts in Nowshera

The ceasefire violation by Pakistan comes two days after the Indian Army killed three Pakistani soldiers in a cross-LOC strike on Monday evening.