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  • J&K: Fire breaks out in Uri II power project 19 hours 24 minutes ago

    Srinagar: A fire on Thursday broke out in the Uri-II power project in Baramulla district of north Kashmir but no one has been injured in the incident so far, an official said. "The fire broke out in Uri-II power project early this morning. Fire tenders from Uri and Baramulla district headquarter...
  • PM favours PPP model in power sector July 4, 2014

    Uri: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday favoured Public Private Partnership model in power sector and described renewable sources of energy as the answer to the country's growing power needs. Inaugurating the 240Megawatt UriII Hydro Electric Project (HEP) located near the Line of Control in Baramulla district of Kashmir, he said...
  • 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...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at the Uri sector, kills one Indian Army JCO October 28, 2013

    Srinagar: Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again on Monday along the Line of Control in the Uri sector. An Indian Army Junior Commissioned Officer was killed in the firing by Pakistani troops. The SrinagarMuzaffarabad bus service has been suspended for Monday following the incident. The Army is ascertaining if it was a...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Mendhar, fires at Indian posts August 8, 2013

    After the ceasefire violation in Uri earlier this week, there were reports of another ceasefire violation from the Medher sector where Pakistani troops reportedly fired at Indian posts last night. ...
  • Uri: Despite tensions, IndoPak trade continues smoothly January 19, 2013

    Uri: As the colourfully decorated trucks from across the border pull up at the Salamabad, the Uri transLoC trade facility, 35yearold trader Tajamul Masoodi is beaming with joy. It's business as usual for the apple merchant. Trade through the Uri road is running smoothly in contrast to ChakandaBagh, Poonch, where...
  • Pakistan using streams in Uri for infiltration January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: General Officer Commanding, Northern Command, Lieutenant General KT Parnaik on Tuesday denied Pakistan's allegations that Indian soldiers had attacked its posts and also revealed the reality of the Line of Control on Tuesday by releasing maps of the area where the conflict took place. Pakistan had alleged that on...
  • CrossLoC trade on despite simmering tension January 12, 2013

    Srinagar: The crossLine of Control (LoC) trade on SrinagarMuzaffarabad road is continuing, notwithstanding the current tension on the IndoPak border. Goods worth Rs 19.92 crore were exchanged during this week at the Salamabad Trade Facilitation Centre in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, which witnessed the first round of ceasefire...
  • World View: Is the IndiaPak LoC ceasefire in danger? January 11, 2013

    Hello and welcome to the special edition of World View, coming to you from Islamabad, Pakistan. At a time when tension between India and Pakistan are high, I will be joined on the show by Muhammad Malik. Thank you so much for joining us. He is a senior journalist, leading...
  • Ground report from LoC areas where Pak violated ceasefire January 11, 2013

    Reports of firing on Thursday evening came from Poonch, which is where the IndiaPakistan conflict on ceasefire violation had flared up. CNNIBN is on ground zero. CNNIBN correspondents Arunoday Mukharji and Mufti Islah report from near the LoC in Poonch and Uri. ...
  • Is Pak army acting independent of Islamabad's politics? January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan again violated the ceasefire in Mendhar and Poonch with the Indian Army reporting renewed firing since Thursday evening. Army sources told CNNIBN that Indian units retaliated to the firing and while they were not aware of any casualties, Pakistan claimed one of its soldiers had been killed,...
  • Won't allow ceasefire violation to affect ties with Pak: Govt January 6, 2013

    Union Minister Salman Khurshid said that India will not allow the incident to affect "anything else" that the government "is doing". ...
  • Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir Valley December 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday issued an avalanche warning for the higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley, advising them to move about with utmost caution. "Medium danger avalanche warning is issued for people living in Keran, Tangdhar, Machil, Chowkibal, Gurez, Bannihal, Uri and Gulmarg areas," Aamir Ali, head of disaster management...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again, kills 2 civilians October 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Two civilians were killed on Tuesday in yet another unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops in Uri sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, a defence officer said. Defence spokesman Lieutenant Colonel JS Brar said, "Two civilians were killed when Pakistani troops fired a mortar...
  • Power restored in some parts of Kashmir January 9, 2012

    Srinagar: Freezing cold prevailed in Kashmir Valley on Monday where Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 14.5 degree Celsius but there was some respite for people of the city and parts of north Kashmir as electricity was restored after three days. Communication woes, however, continued for the people of the Valley...
  • Kashmir power woes could abate by Monday evening January 9, 2012

    The Kashmir Valley on Sunday experienced its coldest night this winter. The Jammu Srinagar highway is shut for the third consecutive day today. But the power crisis could abate. A 400 kilowatt line has been repaired, and Kashmir has started getting power from the Northern Grid. The administration says the...
  • Snowfall and powercuts, that's Kashmir's story January 8, 2012

    Srinagar: After Saturday's heavy snowfall, things have really frozen in Srinagar, with mercury recording 5.5 in Srinagar but in Gulmarg its 17. Other places are also frozen. But that's not the only worry that Srinagar residents face. Their real worry is that of the power connection. There's been absolutely no connectivity for...
  • J&K: Heavy snowfall worsens power situation January 8, 2012

    Srinagar: At least a hundred vehicles were stranded on the JammuSrinagar National Highway on Sunday as heavy snowfall forced authorities to close the road down. Extreme weather also triggered a major power supply failure for over 24 hours in the valley as heavy rains affected transmission lines in the Pir Panchal...
  • J&K power crisis: Separatist Yasin Malik arrested January 6, 2012

    Srinagar: Separatist leader Yasin Malik and six others were arrested in Srinagar on Friday. They were protesting over the death of a Kashmiri youth in CISF firing on Monday. Kashmir has been reeling under daylong power cuts for the past several weeks. The massive load shedding led to a series of...
  • J&K power crisis: Civil society calls for bandh January 6, 2012

    Srinagar: Civil society groups, under the banner of the Kashmir Economic Alliance, have called for a bandh in Srinagar on Friday to protest against the ongoing power crisis in the state. Shops remained closed and most vehicles stayed off the roads on Friday due to the bandh. Meanwhile, separatists have backed the...
  • J&K CISF firing: Omar promises stern action January 3, 2012

    Srinagar: A day after a boy was killed in CISF firing in Uri, both Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and the Opposition leader Mehbooba Mufti visited Altaf's family on Tuesday. The light has gone out of Bashir Ahmed's life forever, his son Altaf, a class 12 student was shot...
  • Kashmir reels under power crisis January 3, 2012

    Uri: After months of lull and calm, storm brewed again on the streets of Kashmir, this time over heavy power cuts. A young man was killed and three others wounded when the CISF fired at people protesting against the heavy load shedding in the state near Uri on Monday. The Omar...
  • J&K CISF firing: Omar meets victim's family January 3, 2012

    Srinagar: A day after a young man was killed in CISF firing in Uri, in Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday, met the grieving family along with the CISF Director General. Promising strict punishment to the offenders, the Chief Minister said that the government will look into...
  • 30 hrs gunbattle ends in Kashmir's Uri district August 31, 2010

    Jammu: After more than 30 hours of fierce gunbattle, the Uri encounter ended. All nine infiltrators have been killed and the bodies have been handed over to the police. It is the biggest infiltration bid foiled this year. Twelve AK rifles, five GPS units, two satellite phones, one mobile phone,...
  • 5 militants shot dead sneaking into Kashmir: Army November 14, 2009

    Srinagar: The Army shot dead six separatist militants on Saturday as they tried to cross into Kashmir, the fourth such infiltration attempt to be foiled in the last two weeks, an Army spokesman said. "Soldiers intercepted a large group of infiltrators this morning. Six were killed and the search operation continues,"...
  • Michael Jackson wanted to clone himself July 7, 2009

    London: Michael Jackson was so scared of dying that he wanted to clone himself. He wanted to live forever, says the singer's driver. A website reports that Jackson, who died last month of cardiac arrest, had apparently attended a conference in Las Vegas on human cloning with his friend Uri Geller,...
  • Pak breaks ceasfire, fires at Indian posts in Uri March 21, 2009

    Srinagar: In a major ceasefire violation after a gap of few months, Pakistani troops fired throughout Friday night at Indian posts in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving a soldier injured. A defence spokesman said on Saturday that Pakistani troops fired between 1500 to 2000 rounds at the Indian posts...
  • One trade route opens to unite two Kashmirs October 21, 2008

    Srinagar: The excitement in the air was palpable as 14 trucks from Pakistan and 13 from the Indian side rolled across the peace bridge commonly known as the Aman Sethu bridge. While the trucks from India were laden with fresh fruits and dry fruits, the ones from Pakistan carried Basmati...
  • Kashmiris' endless wait to see loved ones in PoK March 22, 2008

    Jammu: It has been nearly three years now since the first bus rolled across the borders in Jammu and Kashmir. But for many Kashmiris, visiting their families on the other side is still a long, and sometimes unfulfilled, wait. Many senior citizens have died waiting for travel permits. Main jaana chahta...
  • 15 killed as avalanches hit Kashmir January 10, 2008

    New Delhi: At least 15 people are feared dead in avalanche in Uri near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Those feared dead include seven army personnel and eight porters. Army sources say their chance of survival is bleak. It has launched a massive rescue operation and bodies of...