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Sitharaman becomes 1st Defence Minister to visit Balbir Forward Post

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, on Sunday visited the Balbir Forward Post in Jammu and Kashmir and met troops of the 28th Infantry Division. She became the first Defence Minister ever to visit the post. Sitharaman also held discussions with Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj

Northern States to set up common secretariat to tackle drug menace

Northern States to set up common secretariat to tackle drug menace. The Chief Ministers of the Northern States on Monday unanimously decided to set up a common secretariat in Punchkula to tackle the issue of drug menace in their respective states. The announcement was made by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar after a meeting along with the Punjab Chief Minister

Jammu and Kashmir: 2 terrorists gunned down by security forces

J-K: 2 terrorists gunned down by security forces

J-K: 2 terrorists gunned down by security forces. Two terrorists were gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore district on Friday. The exchange of fire between terrorists and the security forces took place in Drusu village. Following the attack, a search operation is underway. Further details are awaited in the same.This comes after two terrorists were killed on

Amarnath Yatra: 13 pilgrims injured as tempo rams into truck

Amarnath Yatra: 13 pilgrims injured as tempo rams into truck

Amarnath Yatra: 13 pilgrims injured as tempo rams into truck. As many as 13 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were injured on Thursday after the tempo they were travelling in crashed into a parked truck near Birma Bridge in Udhampur. Three of the 13 passengers were seriously injured while the rest sustained minor injuries. The injured passengers

4821 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath shrine

4821 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath shrine

4821 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath shrine. Despite inclement weather conditions, 4821 pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir. The Baltal route still remains inaccessible due to bad weather; however, pilgrims are continuing the yatra through the Pahalgam route. Helicopter services are operational on both routes, the CEO

2 Amarnath pilgrims from Punjab killed in J&K road accident

Amarnath Yatra: 5 dead, 3 injured in landslide on Baltal route

Amarnath Yatra: 5 dead, 3 injured in landslide on Baltal route. Five people were killed and three injured after a landslide hit Brarimarg on the Baltal route. The group was travelling along the 14-kilometre Baltal route to visit the Amarnath shrine. Rescue teams were immediately pressed into action.The first batch of pilgrims undertaking the Amarnath

Fifth batch of pilgrims leaves from Jammu for Amarnath

Fifth batch of pilgrims leaves from Jammu for Amarnath

JAMMU: The fifth batch of 4,047 pilgrims, including 808 women, on Monday left from here for the Kashmir Valley to pay obeisance at the 3,880-metre high cave shrine of Amarnath, a police official said. So far, 13,816 pilgrims had visited the cave shrine from the twin routes traditional 36-km Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and

Home Minister Rajnath J & K visit

Home Minister Rajnath Singh to begin two-day visit to J-K tomorrow

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will embark on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on July 4 and 5.Singh will visit Amarnath shrine on July 5 and will also chair a security review meeting in Srinagar city. Since few days, the state has witnessed a huge spurt in terror activity.The first batch of Amarnath yatra

Amarnath Yatra remains suspended due to bad weather

Amarnath Yatra remains suspended due to bad weather

Amarnath Yatra remains suspended due to bad weather. The annual Amarnath Yatra remained suspended on Saturday due to incessant rains across Jammu and Kashmir. According to authorities, no vehicle carrying pilgrims was allowed to move towards the Valley from the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu.“Yatra continues to remain suspended as both the Baltal and

First Batch of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims halted due to heavy rainfall

Amarnath Yatra’s first Batch of pilgrims halted due to heavy rainfall

Amarnath Yatra’s first Batch of pilgrims halted due to heavy rainfall. First batch of pilgrims, going to Amarnath Yatra, was halted at Baltal on Thursday due to heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir. The pilgrims have been halted at the Baltal base camps and will be allowed to proceed only after the weather gets clear.

10 CRPF jawans injured in grenade attack in Anantnag

10 CRPF jawans injured in grenade attack in Anantnag

10 CRPF jawans injured in grenade attack in Anantnag. A total of 10 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans sustained minor injuries in a grenade attack by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sadar area on Tuesday morning. The incident took place at 3 a.m. in the morning. The injured jawans are admitted to Anantnag Hospital.

Army foils infiltration bid in J&K, kills 3 militants

Army foils infiltration bid in J&K, kills 3 militants.Three militants were killed on Sunday after the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid from in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector.Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: “An infiltration bid was foiled in Keran sector of Kupwara district today. Three terrorists have been killed in the ongoing

2 Amarnath pilgrims from Punjab killed in J&K road accident

J-K Governor discusses key security issues ahead of Amarnath Yatra

J-K Governor discusses key security issues ahead of Amarnath Yatra. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a high-level meeting at the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday to review important security-related issues for thec scheduled to commence on June 28. The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Director General of Police, heads of

J&K to get development projects worth Rs. 25,000 cr: PM Modi

J&K to get development projects worth Rs. 25,000 cr: PM Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that for the welfare of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has decided to launch development projects worth Rs. 25,000 crore in the state. “Jammu and Kashmir is going to get development projects worth Rs.

Soldier commits suicide in J&K’s Baramulla district

Soldier commits suicide : A soldier committed suicide on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Baramulla district, police said. The victim, a Rashtriya Rifles (RR) trooper, killed himself in the district’s Kunzar area. “The soldier was shifted to a hospital where he was declared brought dead,” police sources said.

Security personnel succumbs to injuries sustained in ceasefire violation

Security personnel succumbs to injuries sustained in ceasefire violation

Security personnel succumbs to injuries sustained in ceasefire violation. Havildar Charanjeet Singh, who sustained bullet injuries in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir on April 17, has succumbed to his injuries. Pakistan had resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Sunderbani sector on April 17. During the exchange of fire, Havildar

SC says interim order on screening of Nanak Shah Fakir to continue

SC doesn’t favour CBI probe into Kathua rape-cum-murder case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday did not favour handing over the investigation into the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua from the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police to the CBI as her father expressed satisfaction over the investigation carried out so far. “In the absence of any allegation, why

Bollywood celebrities expressed their disgust over Kathua rape case

Bollywood celebrities expressed their disgust over Kathua rape case

Bollywood celebrities expressed their disgust over Kathua rape case. Earlier in January, eight-year-old Asifa, belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, and killed. Her body was found a week later. Celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Richa Chadha, Farhan Akhtar among others took to Twitter to

Kathua DC's one affirmative step against education mafia

Kathua DC’s one affirmative step against education mafia

Whereas, parents of students studying in private schools in district Kathua has raised the issue of overcharging of school fees in the shape of admission fee while promoting students to next classes. Besides, charging building development fund etc.Moreover, it has also come to notice of government of Jammu and Kashmir that management of private schools

PoK demand abolition

Anti-Pakistan protesters in PoK demand abolition of Kashmir Council

PoK demand abolition: Protests have erupted in cities across Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) over a demand to abolish the Azad Kashmir Kashmir Council headed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. They have demanded constitutional amendments in interim act – 1974 of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to ensure full empowerment of the elected government of PoK through transfer of