Take strongest possible action against Pak troops involved in BSF man’s killing: Rajnath to BSF

Take strongest possible action against Pak troops involved in BSF man’s killing: Rajnath to BSF

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has told the Border Security Force (BSF) to take strongest possible action against the Pakistani troops, who slit a BSF man’s throat along the International Border near Jammu, officials said Thursday. This was conveyed to the top brass of the border guarding force which is deployed along the highly […]

UGC asks varsities to celebrate Sep 29 as ‘Surgical Strike Day’

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday directed varsities and higher education institutions across India to observe September 29 as “Surgical strike day”. Talk-sessions by ex-servicemen about the killings of armed forces, special parades, visiting exhibitions and sending greeting cards to pledge their support for armed forces, are among the activities prescribed by […]

Families of 2 missing Hajin youth appeal for their return

Families of 2 missing Hajin youth appeal for their return

HAJIN: Family members of two youths from Hajin area of Bandipora district, who are missing since August 31, have appealed authorities to help them in tracing the youth. The families also appealed their sons to return home. Mohammad Saqib Bilal, 17, son of Bilal Ahmad Sheikh and Mudasir Rashid, 15, son of Abdul Rashid Parray, […]

Soldier injured in midnight attack on CRPF camp in Pulwama

Soldier injured in midnight attack on CRPF camp in Pulwama

Anantnag: A CRPF soldier was wounded late Monday night during a militant attack on a paramilitary camp here in Newa village of Pulwama district. The injured has been identified as Constable Manzoor Ahmad Khan, of the 183 Bn. “He was immediately evacuated to hospital and is stable,” a senior police official from Pulwama told Kashmir […]

Jaish claims use of ‘sniper’ rifle, police deny

Jaish claims use of ‘sniper’ rifle, police deny

Srinagar: Probably for the first time in Kashmir, a militant outfit has claimed to have carried out a “sniper attack”. The Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) made the startling claim after the midnight attack in Pulwama on a camp housing Special Operations Group of Police and Central Reserve Police Force. A CRPF constable sustained a bullet injury in […]

GOC 14 Corps, DG BSF brief Governor on security situation

GOC 14 Corps, DG BSF brief Governor on security situation

Srinagar: Lt Gen YK Joshi, GOC 14 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. The Lt Gen briefed the Governor regarding the situation along the LoC and LAC, which fall within the Area of Responsibility of 14 Corps. The Governor held detailed discussion with the Lt Gen regarding issues related […]

Maj Gogoi shifted from Budgam unit

Maj Gogoi shifted from Budgam unit

Srinagar: The Army has shifted Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the human shield controversy, out of his unit and attached to local formation headquarters after being indicted by an Army Court of Inquiry(CoI) for fraternising with a local woman in Srinagar, officials said Tuesday. Last month, the CoI instituted by the […]

Situation unacceptable, says Mirwaiz on arrest spree

Situation unacceptable, says Mirwaiz on arrest spree

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday expressed concern over arrest spree of youth during Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs) and the fresh wave of “crackdown” on resistance leaders. Speaking to media after chairing a general council meeting of the amalgam at Rajbagh, Mirwaiz said that “J&K is being deliberately converted into a […]