Five districts affected: Govt

Five districts affected: Govt

JAMMU: There has been sudden spurt in firing from across the border along the International Border and Line of Control during the past few days in areas of Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch districts, the government said Saturday. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri told the legislative assembly that damage due to cross […]

Police sounds ‘red alert’, asks border residents to shift

Police sounds ‘red alert’, asks border residents to shift

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Saturday sounded a “red alert” and asked border dwellers to move out of their areas as the situation is “sensitive” in wake of continuous shelling by Pakistan troops. “The administration has sounded a red alert across the area (Jammu region) and asked people to move out”, Police said in […]

Pakistan summons Indian envoy for fourth time over ‘ceasefire violations’

Pakistan summons Indian envoy for fourth time over ‘ceasefire violations’

Islamabad: Pakistan today summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh for the fourth time this week and condemned the alleged “unprovoked ceasefire violations” across the LoC by Indian forces. The Foreign Office (FO) said that Indian troops violated the ceasefire in Khuiratta, Bagsar and Khanjar Sectors on the Line of Control (LoC) on January […]

Need for Indo-Pak reconciliation: Govt

Need for Indo-Pak reconciliation: Govt

Jammu: The J&K government on Saturday urged for need for peace and reconciliation between India and Pakistan in wake of spurt in cross border firing. Making a statement in the Legislative Assembly Parliamentary Affairs minister, Abdul Rehman Veeri, said, “there is a need that peace and reconciliation process is again started so that people of […]

Border shelling: BJP cornered in House, Opposition stages walkout

Border shelling: BJP cornered in House, Opposition stages walkout

Jammu: The issue of civilian killings due to alleged cross-border firing and shelling rocked the Legislative Assembly on Saturday morning, with the opposition accusing the PDP-BJP government of failing to secure the lives of people. As soon as the Lower House of the state legislature met, the opposition members rose from their seats and demanded […]

Two civilians, trooper killed in Pak firing along IB

Two civilians, trooper killed in Pak firing along IB

Jammu: Two civilians and a BSF soldier were on Friday killed and 23 others, including 2 BSF men, were injured in heavy mortar shelling by Pakistan, along the International Border (IB), in three districts of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The heavy shelling took place in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts. The Pakistani troops also […]

BJP seeks compensation

BJP seeks compensation

Jammu: BJP legislators supported by PDP’s Yawar Mir raised the issue of cross-border firing victims and asked the government to give compensation to the families besides health care facilities. As soon as the legislative assembly met this morning, the BJP MLAs stood up from their seats seeking attention of the house towards alleged shelling by […]

CM anguished over killings in cross border firing

CM anguished over killings in cross border firing

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and anguish over the killing of three persons during the cross border shelling in the RS Pura, Suchetgarh and Arnia sectors on Friday. The Chief Minister said that it is very unfortunate that the people of border areas in the state continue to bear the brunt of […]

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