Arun Sharma

Articles By Arun Sharma

Traffic ban eased on Jammu and Kashmir highway stretch

The restrictions will remain in force on Wednesdays and Sundays on the stretch between Srinagar and Udhampur.

Jammu and Kashmir: Turnout in Srinagar dips, Udhampur clocks 70% polling

Polling was conducted amid unprecedented security. Barring some incidents in Budgam district, the polls were peaceful.

Jammu varsity website hacked after Kerala students called ‘anti-nationals’, beaten

Denying any attack on students from Kerala, CUJ Vice-Chancellor Prof Ashok Aima said the varsity administration has lodged a police complaint to trace those who hacked the website.

Udhampur-Doda: In first battle, Congress’ Vikramaditya Singh plays royal card

Attacking the BJP, Vikramaditya says it makes false promises and divides people. “You know their ideology and the politics they play... They have divided people in the name of religion and polarised society.”

Pakistan hopes for talks post polls; PM Narendra Modi says crushed its n-threat

PM Modi also accused the Congress of “stopping the Army from taking strong action against terrorists”, as it feared “a 1962-type situation”.

Amarinder Singh skipped Jallianwala Bagh event under Family pressure: PM Modi

Amarinder hit back, accusing the Prime Minister of resorting to “dirty politics”. He alleged that the central government deliberately chose to hold a “parallel event” instead of supporting the initiatives and programmes of the Punjab government.

Moderate turnout, some violence: 35 per cent vote in Baramulla, 72 per cent in Jammu

Baramulla and Jammu together polled 57.35 per cent, compared to 56.7 per cent in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Voter turnout in all states was over 50 per cent, and more than 60 per cent in as many as 14 states.

RSS leader and his PSO killed in Kishtwar militant attack

Police said Chanderkant Sharma (50), RSS in-charge for Kishtwar and Doda districts who worked as a medical assistant at the hospital, and his PSO, Rajinder Kumar (30), were gunned down by two militants.

If demand for two PMs, no option but to scrap Art 370, 35A, says Rajnath Singh in Jammu

Speaking at the rally, Rajnath Singh asked leaders of all political parties in the country to make their stand on the issue public.

Its pitch nationalism, BJP closes Jammu gap

Now the support for the BJP along religious lines seems even more than pronounced than in 2008. While in Jammu-Poonch, Hindus and Muslims are in the ratio of 60:40, in Udhampur, the two communities are evenly matched.

UPSC results: First Gujjar woman in Jammu cracks civil services exam, milestone for community

The head of the Gujjar Desh Charitable Trust, Javed Rahi, said that Bashir’s success indicated the empowerment of the Gujjar community, which forms the third biggest ethnic group after Kashmiris and Dogras in the state.

Amit Shah slams Congress over AFSPA promise, repeal of sedition law

In an apparent reference to the PDP-BJP coalition government Jammu and Kashmir, he said, “When pressure came to dilute AFSPA, we pulled out.”

United rivals, angry rebel stand in BJP way in Jammu

Of the 18 lakh voters in the constituency, Hindus and Muslims are in the ratio of 60:40, while in Udhampur-Doda, they are nearly equal in number.

Banihal: J&K Police arrest driver of car that exploded near CRPF bus

Police said that the other IED, parts of which have been recovered, is currently being examined and it is not clear yet whether it was remote controlled or used a timer device.

J&K: Five-year-old girl, BSF man killed in Pak firing

"One BSF inspector martyred during Pakistan shelling in Poonch area. Four more personnel injured are out of danger," said a BSF spokesperson.

J-K: Car hits CRPF bus and explodes on Jammu-Srinagar highway, driver missing

A full 12 hours after the incident, the fate or whereabouts of the driver of the car, a Hyundai Santro coming from the Kashmir side, was not known.

Terrorists, Pakistan want me to lose, Opposition to win: PM Modi

Says SP-RLD-BSP alliance in UP stands for Sarab (liquor) that harms people

J&K: Four hours before death, slain jawan called wife

Paul had returned to the border on January 14 after coming home early this year, recalled Rachpal. He had joined the Army in 2013.

Congress to fight both Jammu seats, NC’s Farooq Srinagar

Emerging from a meeting with senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ambika Soni at his residence in Bhatindi area of Jammu, the NC chief said, “Whether we win or they win (the remaining three seats), secular forces will get strengthened.”

Pak woman who entered J&K with Kashmiri husband gets five years jail

In 2005, Sheraz Ahmed alias Shakir married Faiza Begum in PoK and the couple travelled to J&K with their three minor children in 2012 via Nepal.