Jammu And Kashmir

  • J&K: 3 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama 3 hours 7 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Three terrorists have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama. Security forces had engaged with terrorists in a gun battle in the Hanjan village of the Pulwama district on Tuesday morning. The operation had been launched following information about presence of terrorists there, a police official said....
  • J&K: Heavy firing between security forces and terrorists in Pulwama 4 hours 29 minutes ago

    Srinagar: In an early morning encounter on Tuesday, security forces engaged with terrorists in a gun battle in the Hanjan village of the Pulwama district. According to sources, one JeM commander is suspected to be involved in the gun battle. Security forces launched an operation in Hanjan village in Rajpora area...
  • 30 minutes: Is it possible for Kashmiri pandits to return to the valley Yesterday

    Over 25 years have passed since the Kashmiri Pandits suffered an exile from the ancestral homes in the valley. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dispensation has given new hope to the pandits to return to the valley. In 30 minutes, we discuss what prospects are available for the pandits to return...
  • J&K ground report: Houses in RS Pura bear signs of shelling, villagers continue to live in fear 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised Pakistan for making a spectacle out of the talks, it is the residents along the Line of Control that are facing the brunt of the daily ceasefire violations. Tears well up the eyes of Shah Din as he sits next to the newly...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations at third flag meet 3 days ago

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. The BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commander-level flag meeting to defuse tension along the Indo-Pak border due to these violations. ...
  • Northern grid asks discoms not to overdraw power due to coal shortage 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After western grid issued notice on power generation loss to the states, now the northern grid has sent an 'SOS' to the discoms and power producers asking them not to overdraw power. They have also been asked to increase power generation to maintain grid security. The order comes...
  • Young Kashmiri Pandits weave different dreams, prioritise a good job over returning to homeland 5 days ago

    Jammu: After 25 years of exile, young Kashmiri Pandits weave a different dream of a homeland. While elders discuss a painful exile from their homeland, young Kasmiri Pandits are aware of the suffering of the earlier generation but they seem detached from their roots, and not too keen to return to...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again despite assurance in flag meet, targets BSF posts in Akhnoor sector 5 days ago

    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...
  • Moderate Hurriyat claims government removed its Facebook page 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday claimed that authorities have removed its Facebook page, saying the Government's move was "despotic". Government officials, however, said they were not aware of Hurriyat's page being removed from the social networking site. "The way in which Government is now imposing restriction on social media sites...
  • Heaviest cross-border firing since 1971 war, India lodges protest with Pakistan 6 days ago

    New Delhi/Jammu: India on Tuesday lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating border ceasefire violations in the "heaviest" cross-border firing since the 1971 Indo-Pak war even as the two countries agreed to hold flag meetings to defuse the situation. The protest was lodged during the telephonic talks between the DGMOs (Director...
  • BJP chief visits J&K to strengthen party's position for Assembly elections 1 week ago

    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...
  • J&K: Army jawan, terrorist killed in encounter in Kupwara 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Kashmiri Pandits continue living in deplorable ghettos, yearn to return to homeland August 25, 2014

    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...
  • J&K: Never in loop on Afzal Guru execution, says Farooq Abdullah August 24, 2014

    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: Pak forces diverting attention of its people from internal turmoil, says BSF August 24, 2014

    Jammu: Indian troops have given a befitting reply to the ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces, BSF said on Sunday while strongly criticising it for repeatedly disturbing peace along the border. IG, BSF, Jammu Frontier, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, talking to reporters, also said that Pakistan wanted to divert the attention of...
  • Armed militants spotted very close to IB on 3 occasions: BSF August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of escalation in ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak frontier in Jammu and Kashmir, BSF on Sunday said it has spotted armed terrorists "very close" to the IB on at least "three occasions" in the last few days and suspect the firings are an attempt to...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh asks BSF to effectively counter Pakistani firing August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday took stock of the situation along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir and asked BSF to effectively retaliate to firing from Pakistan. Singh reviewed the situation along the IB with Director General of BSF DK Pathak and directed him to take...
  • J&K: Brigadier allegedly sodomises sahayak, faces sacking August 23, 2014

    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 August 23, 2014

    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 August 23, 2014

    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: 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: Another ceasefire violation in RS Pura sector, one civilian injured August 22, 2014

    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 August 20, 2014

    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...
  • India talks tough, tells Pakistan there are only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir August 20, 2014

    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...
  • Guns fall silent, no fresh truce violation by Pakistan August 19, 2014

    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...
  • J&K: Terrorist shot dead in Kupwara encounter August 19, 2014

    Srinagar: A terrorist was killed in an encounter in North Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday. The Army launched a massive search operation following the suspicious movement at the Dhanni forest area along the Line of Control. "The troops along LoC in Tangdhar sector observed some suspicious movement past midnight. On...
  • J&K: State government employees protest outside CM's house, lathicharged August 19, 2014

    Srinagar: Clashes have erupted in Srinagar between police and the employees of Jammu and Kashmir Public Health Engineering Department over regularisation of services. The police had to resort to lathicharge to control the protests which were taking place outside Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's residence. (More details awaited) ...
  • Parties condemn Pakistan envoy meeting with J&K separatists, question Centre's diplomatic plan August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Political parties condemned the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and the separatist leaders from Kashmir on Monday just ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. The Congress criticised the Narendra Modi government saying it showed that the Centre has no diplomatic plan...
  • Pakistan envoy to meet J&K separatists leaders ahead of diplomatic meet with India August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit will meet Kashmiri separatists Shabbir Shah, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani before attending foreign secretary level talks with India scheduled later this month, a move that has sparked outrage across party lines. Basit will meet Shabbir Shah on Monday evening and Mirwaiz...