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Kashmir Valley freezes at sub-zero temperatures

Srinagar: Minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region remained below freezing point on Wednesday as the ski resort of Gulmarg recorded the coldest temperature at minus 9.8. The weather office has forecast rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir till Thursday. Leh recorded a minimum temperature […]

10-day cycling expedition covered 412 kms in Kishtwar belt: Army

Jammu: A dozen Army personnel completed a cycling expedition named ‘Chenab Parikarma’ today covering 412 kilometres in 10 days in the Jammu region, a defence spokesman said. The team comprising an officer, a junior commissioned officer (JCO) and 10 jawans was flagged in by the commander nine sector Rashtriya Rifles at Kishtwar, marking the culmination […]

Indian, Pakistani army clash on LoC

Jammu: The Pakistani Army on Thursday resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. It used mortars, automatics and small arms to target the Indian positions in Krishna Ghati sector, Defence Ministry sources said. “The firing started at 10.35 a.m. India retaliated strongly and effectively. […]

Pakistan goes on backfoot after BSF's Operation Arjun

New Delhi:After the BSF launched Operation Arjun following intermittent firing and ceasefire violations from across the border in Jammu region, Pakistani forces spoke to the Indian side and sought peace along the border, BSF Director General K.K. Sharma said here on Wednesday. Speaking at an interaction with members of the Indian Association of Foreign Affairs […]

BSF kills 3 Pak Rangers men in Jammu

Srinagar/New Delhi:Three Pakistan Rangers personnel were killed on Saturday in retaliatory firing by Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on the International Border in Jammu district, an official said. The Rangers exploded six mortar shells at Dewra village in Rajouri district’s Sunderbani town, the BSF said. “Pakistan Rangers today (Saturday) exploded four 51 mm mortar shells […]

India, Pakistan again trade fire at LoC

Jammu: The Indian and Pakistani armies again engaged each other in heavy shelling and exchange of fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu region on Wednesday, an officer said. “The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 8.45 a.m. onwards in Bhimber Gali […]

Jammu and Kashmir: Two killed in Pakistan shelling in Rajouri

Jammu: Two civilians were killed and two others were injured on Saturday in indiscriminate shelling and firing by Pakistan Army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, defence sources said. The Pakistani Army started firing and shelling at 7.15 a.m. in Naushera sector of the Line of Control (LoC). The Indian Army retaliated to the unprovoked, […]

India provides Pakistan with 'actionable evidence' of involvement in soldiers' mutilation

New Delhi: India on Wednesday said it has provided Pakistan with “actionable evidence” of the involvement of the Pakistani Army in the killing and mutilation of two Indian soldiers on Monday and demanded that Islamabad take action on the incident that again flared bilateral diplomatic tensions. Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Wednesday summoned Pakistan […]

Protest shutdown affects life in Kashmir
Protest shutdown affects life in Kashmir

Srinagar: Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Wednesday due to the separatist called protest shutdown against the killing of three civilians in clashes with security forces. Authorities here and in all other district headquarters made sufficient deployment of police and paramilitary forces to maintain law and order. “Adequate deployments of security forces […]

Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire in Jammu

Jammu:Pakistan Rangers overnight targeted Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the International Border in Jammu, a source said Wednesday. “Pakistan Rangers targeted some BSF outposts in R.S. Pura sector of the International Border at 9.30 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday),” a BSF source told IANS here. “They used small weapons and automatics to target our positions,” the […]

India, Pakistan trade fire on international border in Jammu

Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire overnight on the international border in Samba district of Jammu after the BSF reacted to ‘suspicious movements on the border’. “At 10.55 p.m. yesterday (Thursday) BSF troops at the Regaal border post of Samba district noticed some suspicious movements following which they fired four to five rounds of […]

Expenditure on science and technology should be increased:PM

Pitching for more funds to promote science, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the country's annual expenditure on science and technology should be at least two per cent of the GDP..