AKHNOOR

  • J&K polls: BJP is soft towards separatists for electoral gains, says Congress December 6, 2014

    Jammu: Condemning the militant attacks that left 21 persons including 11 security men and eight militants dead on Friday, Congress on Saturday described them as "act of frustration", even as it accused BJP of being soft towards separatists for electoral gains. "We condemn the militant attacks on security forces and...
  • Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, opens fire in J&K's Akhnoor, Rajouri sectors October 6, 2014

    Srinagar: In its third ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in less than 24 hours, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Jammu's Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors, continuing their firing at Jammu's Arnia sector and Poonch's Bhimber Gali and Shahpur sectors. Arnia is where the Pakistan Rangers have been...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again despite assurance in flag meet, targets BSF posts in Akhnoor sector August 28, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again despite assurances given in a flag meeting held between Pakistani rangers and BSF. Pakistani rangers targetted a BSF jawan on Deora international border of Akhnoor sector. The violation was made in the same area of Akhnoor sector where the flag meeting. There have been over...
  • J&K: Army finds 50 metre long tunnel along LoC in Akhnoor sector August 22, 2014

    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: Ceasefire violation by Pak in Akhnoor sector, 1 soldier killed July 22, 2014

    Srinagar: One soldier was killed and two were injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu on Tuesday. There have been several ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the recent days. Earlier in the day, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had raised the issue of violations in Parliament. Jaitley had...
  • Jammu: 4 Army personnel injured in grenade blast March 21, 2014

    Jammu: Four Army personnel were reportedly injured in a grenade blast in Akhnoor sector on Friday evening. The blast occurred during a training programme. All four belong to the Gorkha regiment of the Army. More details are awaited. ...
  • 30 bottles of illegal liquor seized, 2 arrested February 16, 2014

    Fortyfive pouches and 30 bottles of liquor, to be sold illegally, were seized in Jammu region's Akhnoor belt and two persons were arrested in this connection, police said on Sunday. Fortyfive pouches of illegal liquor were seized from Jeet Raj near main Chowk Akhnoor, 30km from Ghaziabad, on Saturday, they said. Raj...
  • J&K: 10th ceasefire violation by Pakistan in 7 days, 2 jawans injured October 18, 2013

    Srinagar: Pakistani troops continued to violate ceasefire agreement signed with India, firing at Indian posts at Noccobal Area in the RS Pura sector in Jammu. This is the 10th ceasefire violation by the neighbour in seven days. Two Indian jawans have also been injured in the firing. According to reports,there has been...
  • Beautification drive to boost tourism in Jamp;amp;K, says Minister October 3, 2013

    To increase the number of visitors, Jammu and Kashmir government is keen to ensure beautification of parks and other spots as the tourism industry contributes to major chunk of the state's economy. "State government is keen to ensure beautification of parks and other spots to further raise tourists influx," Minister for...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again along LoC in Akhnoor September 10, 2013

    Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions in Akhnoor sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir late Monday, an army spokesman said on Tuesday. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing using light weapons and automatics at our positions in Akhnoor sector of the LoC yesterday evening (Monday)," Captain...
  • Jammu: Army personnel rescued, family claims his both eyes are seriously injured April 4, 2013

    A Rashtriya Rifles personnel, who was on leave, was found with both eyes severely damaged. Rajesh Kumar Dutt was brought to the government hospital after he was rescued from Akhnoor in a serious state. ...
  • Jammu: Soldier found with eyes gouged out April 3, 2013

    Srinagar: A grievously injured Indian Army soldier was found with both his eyes gouged out in Akhnoor district of Jammu on Wednesday. The Rashtriya Rifles soldier claimed that he had been abducted eight to ten days back. The Army said it could not interrogate jawan Rajesh Dutt because of the...
  • Dalai Lama to visit Buddhist places in Jammu November 16, 2011

    New Delhi: To give a fillip to pilgrim tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, spiritual leader Dalai Lama will visit Buddhist places on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday. The Dalai Lama will visit Amabaran, an ancient Buddhist place, in Akhnoor border belt, Health and Horticulture minister Sham Lal Sharma said...
  • Farmers return to J&K killer fields May 21, 2007

    Jammu: Wakil Singh has returned to his fields in Gigriyal in Jammu after eight years. Singh left his village in 1999 when the Kargil conflict broke out. His land had then been dotted with antipersonnel landmines, and although demining began in 2004, Singh and other farmers had stayed away from...