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  • Radio Sharda seeks to preserve the spirit of Kashmiriyat among Kashmiri Pandits 4 hours 7 minutes ago

    Jammu: Radio Sharda is the brainchild of an enterprising Ramesh Hangloo, in his desire to preserve the spirit of Kashmiriyat among Kashmiri Pandits. "The important thing is to sustain the sense of belonging for those who were once a part of Kashmir. Radio Sharda has been instrumental in...
  • India, Pak DGMOs discuss spurt in ceasefire violations 23 hours 35 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of both India and Pakistan met on Tuesday and discussed the repeated ceasefire violations along the International Border. It was decided that regular flag meetings will be held between field commanders to defuse the situation. Meanwhile, back home, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will...
  • Kupwara encounter: Martyred Army soldier family criticises Modi government Yesterday

    Bulandshahr: The grieving family members of an Indian Army soldier who lost his life fighting terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi government, accusing it of not taking enough steps to protect the soldiers. The body of 22-year-old jawan Rahul Kumar, a soldier of...
  • BJP chief visits J&K to strengthen party's position for Assembly elections Yesterday

    Jammu: BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday went to Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit in a bid to consolidate and strengthen the party's position in the state where Assembly elections are slated for later this year. The BJP formulated a 'Mission-44' plan to grab 44 of the 87...
  • Panun Kashmir: Kashmiri Pandits' demand for an exclusive homeland Yesterday

    Srinagar: It is Kashmiris versus Kashmiri Pandits as Pandit leaders revive their demands for an exclusive homeland within the Valley. "Government should identify land, distribute it among returnees and give cash. We need exclusive zones which are protected and which we will ourselves protect," says Roshan Lal Raina, Chairman, Voice...
  • J&K: Army jawan, terrorist killed in encounter in Kupwara Yesterday

    Srinagar: An Army jawan and a terrorist were killed on Monday in two ongoing anti-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. In the operation launched in Keran sector on Saturday night, security forces tracked down a terrorist and engaged him in a gunfight. The terrorist was killed in the operation while...
  • Home Minister reviews situation along border with Pakistan Yesterday

    New Delhi: In the wake of continuous firing from across the Line of Control and Intelligence Bureau, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the situation along the border with Pakistan and directed BSF to take all possible steps to ensure security of civilians in the areas subjected to shelling. At...
  • Pak ceasefire violations rock J&K Assembly Yesterday

    Jammu: The repeated ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army rocked the Jammu & Kashmir Assembly on Monday as the Opposition targeted the state government over the issue. Members of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) intervened when Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was speaking in the House on ceasefire violations. Members of...
  • Kashmiri Pandits continue living in deplorable ghettos, yearn to return to homeland 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Rehabilitating Kashmiri Pandits was a crucial part of the BJP election manifesto and even though funds have been allocated for the urgent rehabilitation of the affected community, it is still a long road back to the valley for many. The plight of the Kashmiri Pandits has indeed been...
  • NC, BJP workers clash after Amit Shah visits border camps following ceasefire violations 2 days ago

    Jammu: Clashes broke out between workers of the ruling National Conference and Bharatiya Janata Party after the latter's chief Amit Shah visited RS Pura sector in Jammu on Monday morning. Shah and BJP spokesperson Ram Madhav visited border camps in the morning following repeated ceasefire violation by the Pakistani Army. Clashes...
  • Jammu: Pakistan fires at Indian posts for the third day in a row 2 days ago

    Jammu: Pakistan fired at 35 Border Security Force posts in Ramgarh area in Samba and Kanachak area of Akhnoor, violating ceasefire for the third day in a row during the wee hours of Sunday. Pakistani Rangers fired at Indian posts along the International Border throughout the night, prompting BSF jawans...
  • J&K: Never in loop on Afzal Guru execution, says Farooq Abdullah 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) patron Farooq Abdullah on Sunday hit out at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for claiming that the elder Abdullah was in the loop when parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged. "The NC patron Dr Farooq Abdullah Sunday accused former chief minister and...
  • J&K: Army kills four terrorists in encounter, one jawan killed in Kupwara 2 days ago

    Kupwara: Four terrorists, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, and a soldier were on Sunday killed in an encounter near the Line of Control in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. In another encounter in Kalaroos village of Kupwara district, four terrorists have been killed while an army jawan was...
  • J&K: Army jawan killed in encounter with terrorists 3 days ago

    Kupwara: One Army jawan was killed in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday afternoon. This is the third encounter between military and terrorists in the last 24 hours. Presently, two encounters are underway in the state. Gun battle is still on between the two sides. ...
  • Pakistan once again violates ceasefire, shells 20 BSF posts along LoC 2 days ago

    Jammu: Pakistan Army violated ceasefire once again as it fired indiscriminately on 20 Border Security Force posts in RS Pura sector and Arania sub sector of Jammu in the wee hours of Sunday. Six houses have been damaged in the firing. Violation of ceasefire was also reported in Poonch and Mendhar...
  • J&K: Brigadier allegedly sodomises sahayak, faces sacking 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment to the army, a Brigadier deployed along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir is facing the prospect of disciplinary for allegedly sodomising his assistant (sahayak). Sahayaks, who were earlier known as Batmans, are regular combat soldiers who are...
  • Amit Shah headed to J&K to push BJP's 'Mission-44' plan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah is headed on Sunday to Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit in a bid to consolidate and strengthen the party's position in the state where Assembly elections are slated for later this year. Along with senior party leader JP Nadda, Ram Madhav and the...
  • Border area villagers fear ceasefire violations will end truce agreement 3 days ago

    Jammu: Villagers in the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir live under constant fear that frequent ceasefire violations would terminate the decade old truce agreement, putting their lives in peril. "We live under constant fear of death. We don't know when a mortar bomb shell fired by Pakistani forces could hit...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires on 3 Indian Army posts 3 days ago

    Jammu: Pakistan Army violated ceasefire again on Saturday evening as it fired on the three Indian Army posts in Shahpur area in Poonch district. Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire as many as 16 times in the last 16 days. The heavy firing on Saturday morning killed two civilians in the...
  • J&K : Firing by Pakistan troops kills 2 civilians 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire as many as 16 times in the last 16 days. The heavy firing on Saturday morning killed two civilians in the RS Pura sector and injured a jawan and three other people. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Our Army & BSF are effectively responding...
  • J&K: Fierce encounter on between Army, terrorists in Kupwara 4 days ago

    Kupwara: Fierce encounter is on between the Army and terrorists at Zaloora in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. The exchange of fire had begun on Friday evening. Official sources said that Army's 47 RR launched a search operation at Gugerpati area of Zaloora, 8 kms east from Handwara following an intelligence input...
  • Ceasefire violation: Heavy firing by Pakistan troops kills 2 civilians; jawan, 3 others injured 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Pakistan Army violated ceasefire yet again on Saturday morning as it fired on the Border Security Force posts near the international border in R.S. Pura sector and Arania sub sector. Two civilians were killed and three others suffered injuries in the firing. One jawan too has been hurt in...
  • J&K: Army finds 50 metre long tunnel along LoC in Akhnoor sector 4 days ago

    Srinagar: The Indian Army on Friday found a 50 metre long tunnel which had been dug along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The tunnel was found at Munawar Tawi in Akhnoor. The police said there was no clarity over where the tunnel originated...
  • J&K: Another ceasefire violation in RS Pura sector, one civilian injured 5 days ago

    Jammu: Another incident of ceasefire violation was reported from RS Pura Sector in Jammu last night. Heavy firing commenced in the area of Abdulian and Korotana from 2 AM, continuing till early morning. One civilian has been injured after a shell hit his home near the LoC. No casualties have...
  • Construct toilets for women in J&K's Kathua district: Jitendra Singh 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday met Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought his help for the construction of toilets for women living in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Singh explained to Gadkari that women, particularly those living in villages, are forced to go outdoors for toilet...
  • Kupwara: Army guns down two terrorists 6 days ago

    Kupwara: Two terrorists were killed in an operation launched by the Indian Army in Jammu & Kashmir's Kupwara region on Wednesday evening. The security personnel also recovered two AK 47 rifles from the terrorists' hideout. The operation is underway currently. ...
  • Missing soldier's body found after 18 years in Siachen Glacier 6 days ago

    Srinagar: The body of an Indian Army soldier has been recovered from Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir, 18 years after he was reported missing from the world's highest battlefield. Havaldar Gaya Prasad, a native of Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh, had gone missing while on duty on Siachen Glacier in 1996,...
  • India talks tough, tells Pakistan there are only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Just hours after the Pakistan High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, defended his meeting with the Kashmiri separatists, India hit back saying there were only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir - India and Pakistan, asking the neighbouring country to respect past accords on truce. "After 1972 and the signing of...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation in Poonch by Pakistani troops yet again 1 week ago

    Srinagar: There was another ceasefire violation in Hamirpur sector located in Poonch district on Wednesday as Pakistani troops fired using small arms and automatics along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has violated ceasefire more than 25 times in less than three months. There was no...
  • Guns fall silent, no fresh truce violation by Pakistan 1 week ago

    Jammu: There was no fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday evening after nearly 10 days of intermittent firing and shelling from across the border. "There is no ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the IB in Jammu...