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Tag: Jammu

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IAF Day: Tributes Paid To Soldiers Killed In Line Of Duty In Jammu

Jammu: The Air Force station in Jammu organised a wreath-laying ceremony on the 87th IAF Day, a defence spokesman said on Tuesday. Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Jammu, Air Commodore Ajay Singh Pathania paid tributes to soldiers killed in the line of duty. The spokesman said the event organised at the station’s war memorial […]

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India Refusing To Talk, Says Imran, Urges Trump To Mediate On Kashmir

New York: Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Monday said India is refusing to talk to Islamabad on Kashmir and that his country looks towards the US as the most powerful nation “to put out flames in the world”. Addressing a press conference alongside US President Donald Trump, ahead of their bilateral meeting, Imran, to a […]

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Will visit Kashmir Thursday, report to SC: Yechury

New Delhi: Soon after the Supreme Court gave him the permission, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Wednesday that he will visit the Kashmir Valley to meet his party’s ailing leader Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami on Thursday. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader said: “I had filed a petition in Supreme Court to produce […]

NSA Doval briefs Amit Shah on Kashmir situation

New Delhi: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Monday briefed Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir which is under a security clampdown since the abrogation of Article 370 earlier this month. The meeting, chaired by Shah, is underway at the Home Ministry. Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and […]

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Kashmir remains shut for 12th consecutive day

Srinagar: Kashmir remained shut for the 12th consecutive day on Friday, even as the authorities relaxed restrictions on the movement of people in Srinagar. “Restrictions on the movement of people have been eased in most parts of the Valley. The situation so far has remained peaceful,” a senior official of the state administration said here. […]

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US says no policy change on Kashmir

Washington: The United States on Friday said that there is no change in its policy on Kashmir and called on India and Pakistan to maintain calm and restraint. “No”, replied State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus when asked by reporters if there has been any change in America’s policy on Kashmir. The US policy has been […]

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Pak PM Imran dials Boris Johnson, prince Salman on Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called his British counterpart Boris Johnson and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of his government’s plan to inform the world leaders about India’s decision of revoking Article 370 and withdrawing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article […]

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Ladakh had been demanding UT status for a long time

New Delhi: Delinking of Ladakh from Jammu and Kashmir and granting it the status of a Union Territory has been a long-standing demand of the people of the cold desert region, which shares borders with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and China. The people of Ladakh, comprising a mix of Buddhists and Shia Muslims, had been frowning over […]

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SP-rank officials to ensure security of Kashmiri students in UP

Meerut: Superintendent of Police (SP)-ranked officers have been asked to ensure the security of Kashmiri students studying in various districts of western Uttar Pradesh. Meerut IG (Range) Alok Singh said on Tuesday: “There is a good presence of Kashmiri students in Meerut, Ghaziabad and Noida. We have appointed SP-level officers in each of the three […]

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Op-Ed: A Bold Step

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Modi government’s decision to scrap article 370 conferring special status on Jammu and Kashmir and to split the state into union territories, one with a legislature and another without one, has evoked a flood of contrasting reactions across the country. The J&K itself seems to be in a ferment with the […]

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Article 370 scrapped: Jammu celebrates despite restrictions

Jammu: Notwithstanding restrictions on movement of people, there were celebrations in parts of Jammu as the government abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution that granted special status to the state. People danced to drumbeats and distributed sweets as they hailed the Centre’s move as a “bold”, “historic” and “monumental” decision towards delivery of justice to […]

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Kashmir cut off due to curfew, communication blackout

Srinagar: A curfew and a total communication blackout are in place in Kashmir with the government on Monday proposing to revoke Article 370 giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir. In the morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Cabinet colleagues but there was no clarity on what the plan for Kashmir was until […]

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Army foils attack by Pak's BAT, kills at least five

Srinagar: Army has foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing at least five to seven intruders, according to a defence spokesman here. The BAT generally comprises special forces personnel of the Pakistani Army and terrorists. […]

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Tourists, pilgirms leave Valley after advisory; don't panic, Guv tells political parties

Srinagar: Tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims started leaving the Kashmir Valley on Saturday following the state government’s advisory asking them to cut short their stay, even as J&K Governor S P Malik said there is no need to panic. Malik urged political delegations led by National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti […]

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UK issues advisory, warns citizens against travelling to J&K

New Delhi/London: The UK on Saturday issued a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to Jammu and Kashmir, warning against travel to the state, except Jammu city and Ladakh, after the Indian government advised Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to leave in view of the security situation. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised against all travel […]

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Lt Gen Paramjit Singh to be new DGMO of Army

New Delhi: Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, who has vast experience in counter-terror operations, will be the next Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army, official sources said on Saturday. Lt Gen Singh, currently serving as General Officer Commanding of the Army’s Nagrota-based XVI Corps, will take over as the new DGMO on […]

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Pakistan violates ceasefire at three places in Poonch

Jammu: The Pakistan army on Tuesday violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) at three places in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Defence ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said, “At about 12.20 p.m. today Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC with firing of small arms in Poonch sector. “Thereafter […]

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High alert in J&K after Pak inputs on probable terror attack

Srinagar: An intelligence input about a major terror strike in Kashmir, reportedly shared by Pakistan, has prompted a high alert in the valley, a top security official said here on Sunday. The input talks about Al Qaeda’s plan to carry out the attack in Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, either before or during the […]

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Terrorism has shrunk in Kashmir: Governor

New Delhi: The incidents of terrorist activities have come down in Jammu and Kashmir as the people of the state are not giving shelter to militants, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said here on Saturday. Addressing the 5th Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog, Malik said time has come to focus on development of […]

Gunfight in J&K's Pulwama

Srinagar: A gunfight started on Friday between the security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Acting on specific information when the security personnel began a cordon and search operation in Graw-Bandina village of Awantipora earlier in the day the hiding militants started firing. This triggered the encounter still […]

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Pakistan ordered Wednesday's suicide attack: J&K Governor

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Thursday that the ‘fidayeen’ (suicide squad) attack in Anantnag district on Wednesday was carried out at the behest of Pakistan. Speaking to the media here, Malik said: “Pakistan ordered yesterday’s fidayeen attack. Whenever there is peace in the Valley, Pakistan tries to disrupt it by […]

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Militant killed in gunfight in J&K's Sopore

Srinagar: One militant was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town on Wednesday. Police said security forces, after specific inputs about presence of militants, started a cordon and search operation yesterday afternoon in Wadoora Payeen village of Sopore town. “Hiding militants fired as the cordon around them was tightened. […]

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Article 35A inserted by Presidential Order, can be struck down

New Delhi: Even as the new BJP government explores all options to bring an end to the brutal cage match taking place in Kashmir, with the setting up of a Delimitation Commission as one of the prongs available on the table to correct the regional disparity, it is actively taking a view on the contentious Article […]

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Militant from 'IS-inspired group' killed in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: A militant, linked to an Islamic State-inspired terror outfit, was killed on Friday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. The incident sparked off clashes in Sopore town between stone-pelting youths and security forces as the news spread. Security forces began a cordon and search operation in […]

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Indian, Pakistani armies trade heavy fire on LoC

Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district for the fourth consecutive day on Monday. Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said that at about 2.45 p.m., the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked mortar shelling and firing with small arms in the Krishna […]

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Officer, two soldiers injured in LoC ceasefire violation

Jammu: An Indian Army officer and two soldiers were injured on Sunday as Pakistan violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police sources said. “Three soldiers, including an officer, were injured in Pakistan firing on the LoC in Mendhar sector of Poonch. The injured soldiers have been shifted […]

Kids fiddling with explosive device in Jammu, injured

Srinagar: Two minor boys were injured on Wednesday while fiddling with an explosive device in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police sources said. The boys identified as Shahid, 12, and Eiklaq, 11, were injured in Damhal Hanjipora village. “Both were shifted to hospital where doctors said their condition was stable,” sources said. Security forces have advised […]

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Cross-LoC peace bus runs after 8 weeks

Srinagar: The Cross Line of Control peace bus service ‘Karvan-e-Aman’ (Caravan of Peace) operated on Monday after remaining suspended for eight weeks. The cross-LoC bus service remained suspended due to repairs of the Aman Setu bridge in Uri sector of Baramulla district. Passengers from the two sides of the LoC use the bridge to cross […]

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Only Vajpayee formula will work in Kashmir: Modi

New Delhi: Only former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s formula of “Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jamooriyat” will work in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. In an interview to Aaj Tak Hindi news channel, Modi said: “We have an understanding of Jammu and Kashmir and we did not require the experience of […]

NIA takes custody of 2 JeM suspects in terror cases

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday took custody of two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operatives, imprisoned in Jammu under the Public Safety Act (PSA), to interrogate in connection with various terror acts, including the February 14 Pulwama attack, NIA officials said here. “They have been brought here in a general case that was registered […]

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JeM terrorist held for role in 2017 Lethpora attack

Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested Irshad Ahmad Reshi for involvement in attack on the CRPF Group Centre in Lethpora, Jammu and Kashmir, in 2017. A resident of Ratnipora in J&K’s Pulwama district, Reshi is the fifth accused to have been arrested in the case. “An active overground worker of proscribed terrorist […]

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Overall 56% turnout in Jammu, Baramulla LS seats: CEO

Jammu: An overall 56 per cent of the votes were cast in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu and Baramulla Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday and the poll process ended peacefully, Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar said. Addressing a media conference, he said that 72.16 turnout was recorded in Jammu and 35.01 per cent in Baramulla. However, […]

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BSF officer, girl killed, 14 injured in Pakistani shelling

Jammu: A BSF officer and a 6-year old girl were killed and 14 persons, including five other security personnel, were injured on Monday in Pakistani shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Police said the girl was killed and nine civilians were injured in the shelling in Shahpur, Kerni, […]

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Jammu-Srinagar highway blast suspect arrested

Jammu: Police on Monday arrested a suspect believed to have been involved in the car explosion on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on March 30 when a CRPF convoy was passing on the highway. A private car was destroyed in the blast in Tethar area near Bannihal town on the highway, causing minor damage to a Central […]

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Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Sunday, a defence official said. “The Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling and firing of small arms in the Nowshera sector. Our troops retaliated effectively,” Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender […]

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Blast damages CRPF vehicle on highway, causes panic

Srinagar: An explosion destroyed a car on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Banihal district on Saturday, sparking panic and slightly damaging one of the CRPF vehicles moving as part of a convoy, authorities said. The police said the explosion occurred inside a private car at Tethar area of the highway near Bannihal town […]

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Soldier killed as Pak army violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri

Jammu: An Army soldier was killed when Pakistan violated the ceasefire by heavily shelling forward areas and posts along the Line of Control with mortar bombs in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district Thursday, officials said. Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Keri belt of Sunderbani sector this morning, they said. One soldier was was killed in […]

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President confers Kirti Chakra on martyred Odia jawan

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred gallantry awards on several army personnel including Odisha’s Pradip Kumar Panda (Posthumous). Pradip’s wife, Minati Panda, received the Kirti Chakra from the President today. Pradip, a constable in 130 Battalion of CRPF was honoured with the gallantry award for his supreme sacrifice for the country and his […]

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President confers gallantry awards to armed forces

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred gallantry awards — two Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras — to the armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to the duty. Two Kirti Chakras and two Shaurya Chakras were given posthumously. The President, who is also the Supreme Commander […]

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1 killed, 3 injured in landslide in J&K's Ramban

Jammu: One person was killed and three others injured on Sunday in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, police said. A landslide hit the Khari-Mahoo road in Khari tehsil of the district in the morning, police said. Landslides and treacherous road conditions in this mountainous district often result in casualties both on the […]

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