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  • Army taking precautions to check casualties, says Manohar Parrikar 9 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said he has instructed the Army to ensure that there are no casualties in the force "as far as possible" during operations against terrorists and it has been taking necessary precautions. Parrikar, who visited the family of Col MN Rai - killed in...
  • Imam removed after 'Haider' role; sends legal notice to Vishal Bhardwaj Yesterday

    Srinagar: An Imam, who appeared in a small role in Vishal Bhardwaj's Kashmir-set film 'Haider', has been sacked by the management committee of the mosque over a marriage scene. Ghulam Hassan Shah claimed he was tricked into performing the 'nikah' scene in the Bollywood film and has now sent a legal...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along Arnia, RS Pura sectors in Jammu, 3 civilians injured Yesterday

    Jammu: In another ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Thursday night resorted to small arms and firing on border out-posts (BoPs) along the international border of R S Pura and Arnia sub-sectors of Jammu district from 8.45 pm, injuring three civilians. Border Security Force (BSF) troops along the Line of Control (LOC)...
  • Modi government missing as India paid homage to braveheart Col MN Rai 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as India on Thursday paid its last respects to late Colonel Munindra Nath Rai martyred in anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Central government which claims to have adopted a strong stand on security related issues was conspicuously missing from the scene. Several senior Army officers including...
  • J&K: BJP, PDP talks in final stage, government formation likely after Delhi polls 2 days ago

    Srinagar: It seems that a deal has finally been struck between the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party - the two biggest parties in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly - for government formation in the state. Sources say BJP has no objection to PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed becoming Chief...
  • India salutes Colonel MN Rai martyred in anti-terror operations in J&K, his last rites performed 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With full state honours, Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, the commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, is being cremated in New Delhi on Thursday. Commissioned into the 2/9 Gorkha Rifles, the 39-year-old Colonel Rai was martyred along with Jammu and Kashmir Police constable Sanjeev Singh in an encounter with...
  • Government in J&K will be in place soon: Rajnath Singh 3 days ago

    Allahabad: BJP, which is in talks with PDP for government-formation in Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesdat said a "democratic government" will be in place in the state soon as broad contours for having an alliance was being finalised. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, without disclosing the details about the parleys,...
  • BJP leaders brief J&K Governor on talks with PDP over government formation in the state 3 days ago

    Srinagar: More than a month after Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared, a breakthrough is likely in the government formation in the state. Senior BJP leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Ram Madhav, Jugal Jishore and Nirmal Singh are among those who met Governor NN Vohra on...
  • BJP, PDP move closer; enter seat sharing deal for Rajya Sabha elections in J&K 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared on December 23, 2014 throwing up a badly fractured mandate. More than a month has passed since the results but the state is yet to get a government. It seems now the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party - the two...
  • Braveheart Colonel MN Rai's Whatsapp status summed up his motto towards life and duty 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The braveheart Indian Army Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who was killed in an encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral area on January 27, was a daring soldier who always led his team from the front. His Whatsapp status captures his motto towards life. "Play your...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group A wrap: Anureet five-for gets vital three points for Railways 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Railways seamer Anureet Singh's five-wicket haul kept them in quarter-final hunt as home team got three crucial points against Jammu and Kashmir by virtue of first innings lead in curtailed group league match of the Ranji Trophy. After losing the entire second day and half of third day, Railways...
  • PDP still in talks with BJP over J&K government formation 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Even as Jammu and Kashmir continues to be under Governor's rue, Peoples Democratic Party patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said the dialogue with the Bharatiya Janata Party on the government formation is still in progress. The PDP had won 28 seats in the J&K elections last year while the BJP...
  • J&K: BSF foils infiltration bid in Samba region 1 week ago

    Sambha: A major infiltration bid by terrorists has been foiled by the Border Security Force (BSF) ahead of President Obama's visit in the Samba region of Jammu and Kashmir. The Home Ministry has said that the infiltration bid happened in the Sabma sector on Thursday night. The BSF has said that a...
  • Terrorists may avoid Delhi, target some other place, fear agencies January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Security agencies apprehend that terrorists may target some part of the country during the visit of US President Barack Obama, avoiding Delhi, and have alerted state governments, particularly Jammu and Kashmir, about the "serious threat". The agencies apprehend that the terrorists may carry out strikes like the Chittisinghpura massacre...
  • J&K: High alert issued in Kathua and Jammu region ahead of Obama's visit January 23, 2015

    Jammu: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, Intelligence Bureau has issued high alert in Kathua and Jammu region. According to the sources, the IB has intercepted conversations between terror outfits Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen warning possible strikes. According to IB, ISI official Colonel Mansoor Khan is helping the infiltrators in...
  • J&K will soon get a strong and stable government: BJP January 22, 2015

    Jammu: People of Jammu and Kashmir will soon get a strong and stable government as "channels for discussion are open", BJP on Thursday said amid impasse over government formation in the state. "Channels for discussion are open and the party's central leadership has been authorised to take a final call over...
  • Season's first snowfall eludes Kashmir valley's plains January 22, 2015

    Srinagar: Belying high hopes, the Kashmir valley's plains did not get the much-awaited snowfall on Thursday although there has been some in the higher reaches. People had expectantly been waiting for the season's first snowfall, but Srinagar city and all other major towns of the valley got nothing more than a...
  • Cabinet approves 3G spectrum for Defence January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 3G spectrum, identifying 49 slots between 3 MHz and 40 GHz, of which nine would be exclusively for the Defence services. Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said 1,900 MHz spectrum will be swapped between Defence and Telecom ministries. Government's working group will...
  • Omar Abdullah hits out at Centre over delay in giving special package to J&K January 21, 2015

    Srinagar: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday criticised the Centre over the "delay" in granting a special package to the flood-affected people of J&K, alleging why the proposal submitted by the state government "remains an object of contemptuous neglect". "Now when the state is under the direct control...
  • Connecting with the roots, a radio channel for Kashmiri Pandits away from home January 19, 2015

    Srinagar: Wanting the Kashmiri Pandits to stay in touch with their roots even years after their exile, Ramesh Hangloo started a Kashmiri Pandit FM channel, Sharda Radio. "The basic thing is that sense of belonging is a must for people who were connected to the land or still who...
  • J&K: 25 years after mass exodus, Kashmiri Pandits still struggle to survive January 19, 2015

    Twenty five years ago, after thousands of Kashmiri Pandits left their homes in Kashmir seeking safe haven in Jammu, people in resettlement colonies are still demanding more funds for rehabilitation. ...
  • J&K: 2 JeM terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Sopore January 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists from Pakistan were killed in an encounter with security personnel in Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Security forces cordoned off Saidpora village in Sopore following information about presence of terrorists in the area, a police officer said. The two terrorists were hiding in a house. The...
  • J&K: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Governor January 17, 2015

    Jammu: Amid the continuing political stalemate, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has met Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra apparently to discuss a way out, two days after his party turned down National Conference's offer of support. The meeting took place at Raj Bhawan on Friday night but details were...
  • J&K: Terrorists open fire at NC MLA in Kulgam January 17, 2015

    Srinagar: Suspected terrorists opened fire outside National Conference MLA Abdul Majid Lari-gami's home in Kulgam district on Saturday. Zahoor Ahmad Dar, posted as a PSO to MLA-elect of Homeshalibugh constituency in Kulgam, was critically injured in the attack near his home in Redwani area of Kulgam, police said. Dar was taken to...
  • Pakistan not mending its ways, says Rajnath Singh January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With Intelligence reports suggesting Pakistan-based terrorists planning strikes in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday attacked the neighbouring country for "not mending its ways" despite being given a befitting reply many times. "Pakistan is not mending its ways. Despite getting a befitting reply many times, it is...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group A wrap: Bengal bowlers toil hard as J&K get a point January 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Bengal bowlers again failed to provide decisive blows as debutant Imran Haroon's century helped Jammu and Kashmir get a point to remain in hunt for a quarter-final berth in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here on Friday. Set a stiff target of 337 from 76 overs after Bengal declared their...
  • J&K: Top LeT commander from Pakistan arrested in Sopore January 16, 2015

    Srinagar: A top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander has been arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police in Sopore town of Baramulla district. The arrested terrorist who has been identified as a Pakistani national is being interrogated by the police. Earlier in the week, another top LeT terrorist was killed in a six-hour-long gunbattle with...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group A wrap: Manoj Tiwary's all-round show puts Bengal on top January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: An all-round show by Manoj Tiwary put Bengal in the driver's seat against Jammu & Kashmir on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group A cricket fixture at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. The part-time legspinner Tiwary (2/19) claimed two wickets including that of J&K top...
  • Pakistan-trained terrorists may attack civilian targets during Barack Obama's India tour, says Army January 15, 2015

    Srinagar: Even as the security apparatus in Jammu and Kashmir is fully geared up to neutralise terror groups supported by Pakistan, a top Army commander warned that there are over 200 highly trained terrorists waiting at 36 launch pads in the Pir Panchal range across the border in Pakistan trying...
  • J&K: Security forces kill two terrorists in Shopian; encounter underway January 15, 2015

    Shopian: Security forces on Thursday morning killed two terrorists in the jungle area of Kharot in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter broke out earlier in the morning between terrorists and joint forces of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Indian Army and CRPF. Two to three terrorists are believed...