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Schools, mosques, orphanages kept outside scope of seizure, sealing: Govt

JAMMU : J&K Government Spokesman, Rohit Kansal made it clear that schools, mosques and orphanages have been kept outside the scope of seizures and sealing, In the wake of the ban imposed by the Government of India on Jamaat-e-Islami, J&K. “Action is being taken against offices, assets, properties and other equipment of the banned organisation,”

Three civilians killed in Pakistan shelling on LoC

Three civilians killed: Three civilians were killed in shelling by the Pakistani army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said on Saturday. Police said a woman and her two children were killed in Salotri village of Jhalas area in Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC when a shell

India loses army major, 3 soldiers in Pulwama gunfight

 A major and three soldiers, besides a civilian, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district barely 10 km away from the suicide attack spot, police said on Monday.”Five people were killed in the gunfight that took place on Sunday night in Pinglena village,’ an officer said.The victims include an Army officer,

Diljit Dosanjh donates Rs 300,000 to martyrs' kin

Diljit Dosanjh donates Rs 3,00,000 to martyrs’ kin

Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh has donated Rs 300,000 to the wives of the CRPF troopers who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.Diljit on Sunday shared a snapshot of his donation receipt to the CRPF Wives Welfare Association. Alongside that, he wrote: “Our soldiers protect the country and the citizens of the

Army Major killed in landmine explosion was to tie the knot next month

Army Major killed in landmine explosion was to tie the knot next month

Major Chitresh Bisht, who was killed while defusing a landmine along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, was all set to get married next month Major Bisht was leading a bomb disposal squad team for sanitisation when mines were detected on the track in Naushera sector on Saturday. The team defused one of

Pakistan Army targets Indian posts on LoC

Pakistani troops fired rockets on Indian Army positions on Tuesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said the Pakistan Army violated the 2003 bilateral ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector around 10.30 a.m. “Pakistanis … fired rockets,” the spokesman said. “No casualty or

Five dead in avalanche in Ladakh, search continues for 7 missing

Five dead in avalanche in Ladakh, search continues for 7 missing

Five people died after getting buried under snow while seven others are still missing on Friday after an avalanche hit three vehicles at Khardung La in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The mishap in the mountainous pass occurred when two trucks and an SUV were being loaded with snow, Army officials said. The avalanche

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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

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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