Samba

  • Ceasefire violation ends as BSF gives befitting reply to Pakistan 26-10-2013 10:07 PM

    Guns fell silent, on Saturday, after 12-day border skirmishes as BSF troops gave befitting reply to Pakistan by using equal calibre weapons in lethal retaliatory action along the International Border (IB) in Jammu frontier. "There has been no ceasefire violation from Pakistani side from yesterday evening till this evening... Guns...
  • J&K: Villagers flee as ceasefire violations by Pakistan escalate 21-10-2013 10:46 AM

    The village of Suchetgarh in Samba district is now deserted after all villagers fled the area while schools in Pargwal have been ordered closed. ...
  • J&K: BSF foils infiltration bid in Samba, intruder killed 19-10-2013 01:04 PM

    Border troops on Saturday foiled an infiltration bid along the Indo-Pak border in Samba district, killing an intruder. There was movement of suspected persons along the International Border in Kulian-Suchetpur Border Out Posts in Samba district in the wee hours, police said. BSF troops of 09 Battalion challenged them and...
  • No end to Army operation in Keran, gunbattle enters 13th day 06-10-2013 10:45 AM

    Srinagar: Thirteen days since the operation in Keran started, the gunfight between the Army and the terrorists is still on. The Army is battling 30 to 40 terrorists who had infiltrated in the Keran sector. This even as Army Chief General Bikram Singh said the Keran intrusion is in no...
  • Army foils another infiltration bid in Keran, 4 terrorists killed 05-10-2013 08:50 AM

    Srinagar: The Army on Saturday foiled another infiltration bid in Keran sector after a 2-hour gunbattle with the terrorists. Four terrorists have been killed in the incident and six AK 47 rifles, 4 pistols and other warlike ammunitions have been recovered from the terrorists. This incident has been reported from...
  • J&K: 3 infiltration bids foiled along the LoC in 24 hours 04-10-2013 09:42 AM

    Srinagar: Indian Army on Friday foiled an infiltration bid in Gujjardur area near Shallabattu in Jammu. Two infiltrators have been killed in the incident. This is third ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control in 24 hours with two being reported from Jammu alone. Another ceasefire violation on...
  • Fighting terror in J&K

    Straight talk |  Shantanu Mukharji
    As I post this blog, terrorists are firing at the civilians in Sanatnagar area in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. This indiscriminate attack comes barely...

  • J&K: Army orders probe in Samba twin terror attacks 28-09-2013 09:00 AM

    Army has ordered a probe into the suicide attack by terrorists in Samba in Jammu and Kashmir in which four of its personnel including a Lt Col were killed. A probe has been ordered into Thursday's terror attack and a team will go into the entire incident and find out...
  • Stronger surveillance needed to prevent terror attacks, says Omar Abdullah 27-09-2013 05:30 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that surveillance needed to be strengthened in the state to prevent terrorist attacks like the twin strikes at Samba and Kathua. "While expressing sorrow over the loss of civilians and security force personnel in the twin terrorist attacks, the Chief...
  • Remembering the martyrs of Jammu terror attack 27-09-2013 11:28 AM

    Hours after terror attack hit Jammu, grieving families await bodies of their loved ones. Lt Col Bikramjeet Singh who was among the 12 dead in the Samba attack will be cremated on Friday. Singh who was last posting was in Ganganagar. He is survived by wife and an eight-year-old daughter....
  • Concerns over security on the rise as twin terror attacks strike Jammu 27-09-2013 09:02 AM

    Samba: Three days ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart's meeting in New York, a brazen attack left 12 people dead including an army officer in Jammu. The Army is carrying out its final sanitizing operations after the nine hour long gunbattle had struck Samba killing 3...
  • Watch: How terrorists entered India and executed the attack 26-09-2013 02:03 PM

    12 people have been killed in twin terror attacks that hit Jammu on Thursday morning. 3 Army people, 5 policemen and 2 civilians have died. Despite the terror attack, the PM who is scheduled to meet his Pankistani counterpart on Sunday said that the talks will continue and such attacks...
  • Twin terror attack in Jammu: Firing on in Samba 26-09-2013 01:11 PM

    Here is a look at the spot where the terrorists attacked the Samba area place at around 6.45 on Thursday morning. The terrorists attacked the police station first and then left in a vehicle. ...
  • J&K twin terror attacks: Terrorist outfit 'Shohada Brigade' claims responsibility 26-09-2013 12:42 PM

    A lesser-known terrorist outfit 'Shohada Brigade' on Thursday claimed responsibility for the twin attacks in Jammu region which left 12 persons, including a Lt Colonel of the army, dead. "We carried the attacks in Kathua and Samba in Jammu region and our Mujhahideen are still fighting there," a person who...
  • Full text: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on Jammu attacks 26-09-2013 12:36 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the twin terror strikes in Jammu on Thursday morning an attack on peace but also reiterated that talks with Pakistan will go on. The Prime Minister who was in Frankfurt en route to New York for the 68th United Nations General Assembly session made the...
  • PM calls Jammu terror strike an attack on peace 26-09-2013 12:22 PM

    Frankfurt: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the twin terror strikes in Jammu on Thursday morning an attack on peace but also reiterated that talks with Pakistan will go on. The Prime Minister who was in Frankfurt en route to New York for the 68th United Nations General Assembly session made...
  • High alert in the state after twin terror attacks hit Jammu 26-09-2013 11:31 AM

    The vehicles have been stopped at the highway near Kajwani Chowk in Jammu. All the vehicles are being stopped, especially those coming from Pathankot towards Jammu. This after a terror attack was seen at Kathua's Hiranagar wher the terrorists came in an auto and entered the police station and started...
  • Watch: Eyewitness account of J&K twin terror attack 26-09-2013 11:09 AM

    Ten people including five policemen and three Army personnle have died in a twin terror attack in Jammu. Terrorists first attacked a police station and then attacked an Army camp. "We saw that 3 terrorists entered the police station and started firing continuously. 7 people died on the spot and...
  • Twin terror attack in J&K, 12 people including 3 Army men killed 26-09-2013 09:44 AM

    Srinagar: Just 72 hours ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's meeting in New York, there have been two fresh terror attacks in Jammu. Terrorists attacked a police station in Kathua and an Army camp in Samba, leaving 10 people dead. An alert has now...
  • LoC killings: Rajasthan's BSF jawan injured in cross-border firing dies at AIIMS 12-08-2013 07:59 AM

    A BSF troop, injured in cross-border firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district on August 5, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Delhi on Sunday. Head Constable Ram Niwas Meena, admitted for treatment at AIIMS since he was injured along the International Border with Pakistan died at 12:30...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Infiltration bid foiled in Samba 07-05-2013 08:44 AM

    Srinagar: An infiltration attempt was foiled in the Samba area around Jammu border on Tuesday morning. Gunfire was reportedly exchanged between infiltrators and security personnel for 30 minutes. A string of clashes along the 742-km LoC last month marked the worst violations of ceasefire that was put in place by...
  • J&K: Army jawan found hanging from a tree in Samba 15-04-2013 06:21 PM

    Jammu: An Army jawan allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday. The body of Naik Bhagwan Singh, a jawan of 23 Grenadiers, was found hanging from a tree near his official quarters at Bari Brahmana area...
  • QPR sign Samba for club-record fee 31-01-2013 10:20 PM

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  • Samba incident reflects changes in the officer-jawan interface

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    The Samba incident involving the suicide of a jawan in one of the Army's oldest cavalry regiments has underscored an old problem: the acute shortage...

  • First phase of J&K Panchayat polls ends 13-04-2011 05:15 PM

    Samba: Vowing to participate in the developmental policies concerning their backward hamlets, residents of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday voted for empowerment of the grass root level democracy, ignoring separatists' call for boycott. "I have voted for empowerment of making decision regarding my basic needs - road, water supply, power...