Arun Sharma

Articles By Arun Sharma

Keep pressure on leaders to fulfill demands, says J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik

Every ministry in Delhi has opened its coffers for the development of Jammu and Kashmir, he said, adding that officials from nearly a dozen ministries had visited Srinagar so far.

J&K: Army rescues students as Pak continues shelling along LoC

Nearly half a dozen houses and a car were damaged and a dozen cattle killed in the shelling, sources said. Residents said that nearly two dozen schools were affected.

J&K: Children trapped inside schools in Balakote sector due to intense Pak shelling along LoC

According to locals, nearly 50-60 villages along the entire 50 km border stretch from Balnoi near Mankote sector to Tarkundi were affected by the shelling which started around 9.45 am.

Curfew in Kishtwar: Militants hold PDP leader, kin hostage, flee with PSO’s rifle

According to the sources, the militants tied the hands and legs of Nasir’s family members with ropes, put tapes on their mouths and locked them up in different rooms. Thereafter, they threatened Nasir for nearly 11 hours for joining mainstream politics, said sources.

Three JeM militants held in Kathua, cops say major attack foiled

With the arrests, the police said they foiled a major militant attack in the region.

Five booked for sensitive posts on J&K: Police approach Facebook for details

On August 29, police booked the five under IT Act for allegedly putting up posts which ‘had the potential to disturb peace’.

J&K: Vaishno Devi shrine bags ‘Best Swachh Iconic Place’ award

Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board Simrandeep Singh received the award for best 'Swachh Iconic Place' from President Ram Nath Kovind.

How 142 bridges in Jammu district helped to save lives, connect people

The bridge across the Sarar nullah is one of 142 that were constructed between 2015 and 2016 across the hilly district of Udhampur by then-Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.

Chenab Valley and Pir Panjal youth line up to join Army

Senior Army officers said this is the first Army recruitment rally since the August 5 announcements on the new status of J&K. Of the youth in the fray, 40 per cent are Muslim, officers said.

Students ‘attack’ teacher who spoke about J&K special status

As the incident led to tension between two communities in the area, Ramban Deputy Commissioner Nazim Zai Khan constituted an inquiry committee headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner and Additional SP, sources said.

IAF gets new firepower, inducts eight Apache attack helicopters

The Apache helicopters, the world’s most lethal multi-role combat chopper, had reached India at IAF Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad on July 27, 2019 and after a series of trials, they were sent to Pathankot airbase.

Army Chief Bipin Rawat reviews security situation on 2nd day of visit to Kashmir

On the second day of his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, General Rawat was briefed by senior officers on the ground. On Friday, the army chief had exhorted troops to be ready for any contingency along the Line of Control.

At LoC, Army chief Bipin Rawat tells troops: Be ready for any contingency

General Rawat, who arrived in Srinagar on a two-day visit to the Valley today, "shared intelligence reports of a large number of terrorists ready to infiltrate from multiple launch pads across the Line of Control,’’ said an Army release.

J&K: Pak shelling in Poonch, students have narrow escape

Sources said students were in classrooms when Pakistani troops suddenly started firing mortar shells and small arms.

‘My children are there, I’m here…’

This is PoK resident Majeed’s first visit across LoC. In wake of Art 370 tension, he can’t return

Army man killed in Pak firing along LoC

Thapa is the third soldier to be killed along the LoC during exchange of fire between India and Pakistan over the last six days.

Jammu: MoS’s brother, Opposition brass confined to their homes, cops outside

The Indian Express visited the homes of at least five of leaders in Jammu to find that they were confined inside with tight curbs in place: all visitors were questioned by police posted outside, and only friends, relatives and supporters were allowed in.

Valley schools re-open today, Internet snapped again in Jammu

The state has remained under an unprecedented communications blackout since August 5, when the Centre moved to end the special status of the state and bifurcated J&K into two Union Territories.

J&K Congress chief in house arrest, when will this end, asks Rahul Gandhi

Meanwhile, Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija Javed put out copies of a letter addressed to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, asking him why she has been detained at her home and is not allowed to meet anyone. In the letter, Iltija asked if it is a crime to speak for her people.

J&K seats to be reserved for STs, delimitation soon: Ram Madhav

Gujjars and Bakarwals have a population of nearly 16 lakh in Jammu and Kashmir and form the third largest ethnic group in the region after Kashmiris and Dogras.