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  • J&K government playing politics with refugees: BJP 23 hours 49 minutes ago

    Jammu: BJP on Sunday hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government, saying it was playing politics with the miseries of the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and West Pakistan. "Forwarding a rehabilitation package for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees just a few days ahead of the announcement...
  • Man who claims to hail from POK gets pre-arrest bail October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A local court on Thursday granted pre-arrest bail to a man, who claims to hail from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), after he was booked by police for allegedly escaping from their cusotody. Siraj Khan, booked under the Foreigners Act, filed an anticipatory bail plea in the sessions court early this...
  • Pakistan: Flood death toll crosses 300 September 15, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 312 people have died and over two million affected due to rains and devastating floods in Pakistan, even as swelling waters continued to ravage the country's southern Punjab province, officials said on Monday. The floods were triggered after massive monsoon rains that started on September 3 and continued...
  • Pakistan army deploys choppers, boats for flood relief, toll 261 September 11, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's army on Thursday used helicopters and boats to rescue thousands of stranded people as the country grapples with the deadliest floods in its history that have killed over 260 people and affected over a million others in Punjab and PoK. One of the main rivers of the country,...
  • Pakistan: Over 230 killed in deadliest flood September 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Nearly half a million people in Pakistan have been hit by the deadliest flood in the country's history that has claimed over 230 lives, as authorities braced to save major towns along the swollen Chenab river, which has left a trail of devastation. Flood waters submerged thousands of homes after...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif visits floodravaged PoK September 8, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday visited floodravaged Pakistanoccupied Kashmir (PoK) for a firsthand assessment of the devastation caused by torrential rains which claimed the lives of 64 people and left several displaced. Sharif made an aerial survey of the floodhit areas in Rawalakot and asked authorities to expedite...
  • Pakistan: 160 killed in torrential rains September 6, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 160 people have been killed and 148 others injured in torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan that have wreaked havoc across the country as troops raced to evacuate people from deluged areas. Premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday chaired a meeting to review rain and flood situation in the...
  • 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...
  • BJP, Congress condemn Pakistan Army Chief's remark on Kashmir May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting aside their differences over electoral politics, Congress and BJP on Thursday sharply reacted to Pakistan Army Chief's statement on Kashmir, saying the Valley is an "inalienable part of India". "The fact is that Kashmir is an inalienable part of India," Union Minister and Congress leader Manish Tewari said,...
  • BJP condemns Pakistan army chief's Kashmir remarks May 1, 2014

    The BJP on Thursday condemned Pakistan Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif's comment that Kashmir was Islamabad's 'jugular vein', and said Pakistan occupied Kashmir was an integral part of India. "BJP condemns statement made by army Pakistan army chief...PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) is an integral part of India," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • 17 persons belonging to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir detained April 19, 2014

    Seventeen persons, including three women and 10 children, from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir were detained for illegally crossing into India from Nepal through Sonouli border, SSB sources said on Saturday. Four men, three women and 10 children were detained from here on Friday for illegally crossing into India after reaching Kathmandu from...
  • Nawaz Sharif meets China's PM Li Keqiang April 10, 2014

    Beijing: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and discussed global and regional issues of mutual interest. Sharif met Li on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan province. Pakistan Premier arrived in China on Wednesday, his second visit after he took...
  • Indo-Pak officials likely to meet next month on LoC trade February 27, 2014

    India and Pakistani officials are likely to meet in New Delhi next month to review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for trade along the Line of Control in the wake of the row over arrest of a truck driver hailing from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) for allegedly smuggling 'brown sugar' worth Rs.100 crore. Trading...
  • Cross LoC trade resumes on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route February 26, 2014

    Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route resumed on Wednesday after remaining suspended for over five weeks. "The trade between the two sides of Kashmir on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road resumed today following agreement between the two sides on Monday to this effect," officials said. They said 22 trucks carrying goods from...
  • IndoPak deadlock continues, cross LoC trade fails to resume February 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Cross LoC trade on the SrinagarMuzaffarabad route failed to resume on Wednesday. Indian and Pakistani authorities had agreed to resume trade but no Pakistani trucks arrived at the crossing point. The PoK authorities had suspended trade and travel between the divided parts of Kashmir on January 17 after 114 packets...
  • Deadlock ends, trade on SrinagarMuzaffarabad route to resume February 20, 2014

    Indian and Pakistani authorities have agreed to resume crossLine of Control (LoC) trade on SrinagarMuzaffarabad route from Thursday. "The trade on SrinagarMuzaffarabad road will resume from Thursday," a senior official said after a meeting with PoK officials at Kaman Post. The meeting was called to end the deadlock over the...
  • Truckers from Kashmir and PoK return home February 12, 2014

    Srinagar: The 27 stranded truckers from Kashmir and 48 from Pakistanoccupied Kashmir (PoK) were allowed to cross back into their own territories after a breakthrough was achieved nearly a month after cross LoC trade was stalled due to the arrest of a PoK driver carrying drugs. Kashmiri drivers who were...
  • Pakistan to release 27 Indian trucks detained in PoK February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan has agreed to release 27 Indian trucks which were detained in Pakistanoccupied Kashmir (PoK) almost three weeks after the incident, sources said on Wednesday. Authorities in PoK had detained the drivers and their trucks carrying goods from India to demand the release of their trucks and drivers detained...
  • J&K: Bus service across LoC resumes after two weeks February 3, 2014

    Srinagar: After a 2 week deadlock between India and Pakistan, bus service across the Line of Control (LoC) resumed on Monday. The PoK authorities have detained 27 trucks and drivers of these vehicles at Chakoti across the LoC since January 17 following recovery of the drugs on this side. Authorities in...
  • 27 Kashmiri truck drivers held in PoK for 11 days, families protest January 28, 2014

    Baramullah: Families of 27 Kashmiri truck drivers who have been held in Pakistanoccupied Kashmir (PoK) blocked traffic on the SrinagarMuzaffarabad highway on Monday demanding their immediate release. The protesters urged the Centre to mount pressure on Pakistan to free their men who have been detained for 11 days now. For 80yearold Jauhari...
  • Pakistan refuses entry to peace bus from India January 27, 2014

    Authorities in Pakistanadministered Kashmir on Monday refused to allow a bus from India to enter, thereby continuing the deadlock over the crossLoC trade and the peace bus service in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Officials in Poonch district said when the PoonchRawlakote bus carrying 17 passengers reached the ChakanDaBagh crossing point...
  • J&K: Cross LoC trade suffers another brutal setback January 18, 2014

    Baramulla: In less than a year's time another major recovery by Baramulla police in which Brown sugar worth Rs 114 crores was seized from a truck coming from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) to Uri during cross LoC trade on Friday. According to the sources, the police found 114 packets of...
  • J&K division could have been averted if Sardar Patel had taken a decision' December 15, 2013

    On the 63rd death anniversary of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, BJP chief Rajnath Singh said that had Sardar Patel taken the decision on J&K instead of Jawahar Lal Nehru, then PoK would have been a part of India. Rajnath Singh gave this statement at 'Run For Unity' marathon which sought support...
  • Google shows PoK as part of Pakistan, Government issues notice November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday said it has issued a notice to Internet search giant Google for depicting PakistanoccupiedKashmir as part of Pakistan. "Any wrongful depiction of Indian map and its boundaries is liable for action under the India Information Technology Act. Google has been asked to immediately correct this inaccuracy,"...
  • Atleast 300 people in PoK flee homes after cross-border shelling August 27, 2013

    Several hundred villagers have fled their homes in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) after cross-border shelling allegedly by the Indian army, Pakistani officials said on Monday. Pakistani authorities on Sunday accused the Indian army of killing two women and wounding seven other civilians in shelling across the Line of Control. "Since Sunday at least...
  • Cocaine worth Rs 10 crore seized from a truck coming from PoK August 3, 2013

    Cocaine with street value of Rs 10 crore was seized on Friday from a truck returning from PakistanoccupiedKashmir in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. Acting on a specific input, police intercepted the truck bearing registration number of Jammu and Kashmir and driven by Abdul Ahad Ganie of Mawar Handwara on...
  • India raised PoK construction with China: Khurshid May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India had flagged its concerns about Chinese construction activity in Pakistanadministered Kashmir during talks between Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said in Delhi on Tuesday. "Chinese construction activity in PoK (Pakistanoccupied Kashmir) is a cause of concern for us. We raised...
  • Sanaullah in a deep coma; protests erupt in PoK May 5, 2013

    Chandigarh: Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq, who was attacked by his fellow Indian inmate in a Jammu jail on Friday, is in a deep coma, said doctors, adding that the 52yearold is critical and on ventilator support. The Indian convict, who had allegedly attacked Haq, was sent to 7 days of...
  • J&K: Over Rs 1 crore goods traded across the LoC April 24, 2013

    Poonch: Goods worth over Rs 1 crore were traded across the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday between Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Jammu and Kashmir at ChakanDaBagh crossing point in Poonch, officials said. As many as 25 trucks rolled out from the Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC) in Poonch to...
  • Zardari rakes up Afzal Guru's execution in PoK April 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday raked up the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in his address to the joint session of the legislature of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). He also threatened that Pakistan will continue to highlight the Kashmir "cause" at international forums. "The hanging of...