Jammu

  • 30 minutes: Is it possible for Kashmiri pandits to return to the valley 9 hours 47 minutes ago

    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 2 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 5 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...
  • India, Pak DGMOs discuss spurt in ceasefire violations 6 days 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...
  • BJP chief visits J&K to strengthen party's position for Assembly elections 6 days 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...
  • Panun Kashmir: Kashmiri Pandits' demand for an exclusive homeland 6 days ago

    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...
  • India to raise ceasefire violations by Pakistan at DGMO-level talks 6 days ago

    Jammu: As Pakistan ups the ante along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is likely to take the matter up during the routine Director General of Military Operations (DGMO)-level talks with Pakistan, held every Tuesday. Also, Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) D K...
  • J&K: Army jawan, terrorist killed in encounter in Kupwara 6 days 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 6 days 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...
  • Pak ceasefire violations rock J&K Assembly 1 week ago

    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...
  • In Jammu, Amit Shah launches scathing attack on Omar 1 week ago

    Kathua: Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah, who is in Jammu & Kashmir, instilling confidence into party workers ahead of Assembly elections in the state, launched a scathing attack on the Omar Abdullah government on Monday during a rally in Kathua. Attacking the government on the repeated ceasefire violations along the...
  • Kashmiri Pandits continue living in deplorable ghettos, yearn to return to homeland 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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: Pak forces diverting attention of its people from internal turmoil, says BSF 1 week ago

    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...
  • India responding adequately to Pak ceasefire violations: Jaitley August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there has been a series of "provocations" by Pakistani Army and the country's armed forces are "responding adequately". "I have said yesterday and repeating it today that there has been a series of provocations from the...
  • 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: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires on 3 Indian Army posts August 23, 2014

    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...
  • Army, BSF responding effectively to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Defence Minister August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Army and Border Security Force are responding effectively to the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday. 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...
  • 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...