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India, Pakistan trade gunfire on LoC in J&K’s Poonch district
Pakistan troopers used small arms and automatics to target Indian positions in Khari Karmara area.

India, Pakistan trade gunfire on LoC in J&K’s Poonch district

17 Jan 2019 | 2:06 PM

JAMMU: Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, defence sources said.

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Jammu, January 17

Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, defence sources said.

Pakistan troopers used small arms and automatics to target Indian positions in Khari Karmara area.

“Our troops effectively retaliated to the unprovoked ceasefire violation. Firing exchanges started at around 4.30 am and continued till 6.30 am. No casualty or damage was reported from our side,” the sources said.

Ceasefire violations by Pakistan Army have been intermittently continuing on the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts since earlier this month. IANS

Civilian injured in Pak firing along LoC in J-K's Rajouri

Civilian injured in Pak firing along LoC in J-K's Rajouri

17 Jan 2019 | 5:30 PM

JAMMU: A civilian was injured on Thursday when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and resorted to firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.

Minimum temperatures rise in most parts of Kashmir

Minimum temperatures rise in most parts of Kashmir

17 Jan 2019 | 12:50 PM

SRINAGAR: A day after Kashmir witnessed a bout of snow, the minimum temperature at most places in the Valley increased on Wednesday night, providing much-needed relief to residents, the weatherman said.

Village adopted by minister remains without amenities

Village adopted by minister remains without amenities

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

JAMMU: As the BJP has started to advertise its achievements in J&K ahead of elections, Saddal Panjar village in the Kathua-Udhampur-Doda belt, which was devastated in the 2014 floods, is waiting for realisation of the promise to make it ‘smart’.

Barring PDP, all parties want early elections, says Governor

Barring PDP, all parties want early elections, says Governor

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

JAMMU: Batting for early Assembly elections, Governor Satya Pal Malik has said all political parties, except Mehbooba Mufti-led Peoples Democratic Party, wanted early polls.

Is J&K heading for another coalition regime?

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

SRINAGAR: Unlike previous years, political activities are not frozen in Kashmir this winter as parties have started warming up ahead of the Assembly poll, most probably going to be held along with the general election.

Snowfall in Valley hits road, air traffic

Snowfall in Valley hits road, air traffic

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

SRINAGAR: Fresh snowfall across the Kashmir valley on Wednesday snapped the region’s aerial connectivity with the rest of the country as it led to cancellation of flights and also disrupted traffic on internal roads.

In south Kashmir, insurgency loses anchors, recruiters

In south Kashmir, insurgency loses anchors, recruiters

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

SRINAGAR: The back-to-back counter-insurgency operations in recent months eliminated more than a dozen senior commanders, some of whom had years of expertise in survival, hitting the insurgency hard as it lost its anchors, planners and recruiters.

Tributes paid to BSF officer killed in Samba

Tributes paid to BSF officer killed in Samba

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

JAMMU: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday paid rich tributes to Assistant Commandant Vinay Prasad who was killed in a sniping incident on the International Border in the Samba sector on Tuesday.

Mobile game addiction in teenagers worries parents

Mobile game addiction in teenagers worries parents

17 Jan 2019 | 10:05 AM

SRINAGAR: As Player Underground’s Battle Ground (PUBG), a mobile game, gains popularity among youth in the country, parents in the Valley have expressed concern over its increasing addiction among teenagers.

3 lakh new voters in revised rolls

3 lakh new voters in revised rolls

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

JAMMU: Over three lakh new voters were added during the ongoing special summary revision (SSR) in the state, the election authorities said on Wednesday.

3 lavender parks to come up on 500 hectares in Kashmir

3 lavender parks to come up on 500 hectares in Kashmir

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

SRINAGAR: To boost the cultivation of lavender, an aromatic evergreen shrub used for the production of oil, the state administration is mulling to bring around 500 hectares under its cultivation in Kashmir.

43 private tuition centres to teach poor children

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

JAMMU: In all, 43 private tuition centres of Jammu division have been selected by the Directorate of School Education, Jammu, to impart coaching for various academic and competitive exams to orphans and children belonging to below poverty line (BPL) families.

Setting up centres in govt schools test for JKBOSE

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

JAMMU: As the upcoming Class XI annual examination of the summer zone (Jammu province) is to be conducted by the J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) in March this year, it is likely to face difficulties in setting up exam centres at government schools.

J&K pavilion attracts huge crowd at tourism expo

J&K pavilion attracts huge crowd at tourism expo

17 Jan 2019 | 10:15 AM

SRINAGAR: The tourism department on Wednesday started its promotional campaign by showcasing products at the South Asian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) — Asia’s largest travel show — at New Delhi.

Kakryal hospital extends facilities to ex-servicemen

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

JAMMU: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital at Kakryal in Katra on Wednesday extended its services to the retired ex-servicemen under the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS).

Official briefed on refugee problems

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

JAMMU: A seven-member delegation of the Jammu Kashmir Sharnarthi Action Committee (JKSAC) on Wednesday called upon Farooq Ahmed Shah, Secretary, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation.

Expedite dredging in Wular: Guv to officials

Expedite dredging in Wular: Guv to officials

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik reviewed key achievements regarding the conservation and restoration of the Wular Lake by the Wular Conservation and Management Authority, in a meeting held at Raj Bhawan on Wednesday.

2 killed, three injured in accidents

17 Jan 2019 | 7:29 AM

JAMMU: Two persons were killed and three were injured in road accidents in Samba and Ramban districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.

Release Valley scribe, panel urges Malik

Release Valley scribe, panel urges Malik

17 Jan 2019 | 10:00 AM

SRINAGAR: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent organisation which advocates press freedom worldwide, has demanded the release of Kashmiri journalist Asif Sultan, who was arrested by the J&K Police in August last year on charges of “unlawful activities”.

Omar meets party workers in BeerwahBriefly

Omar meets party workers in Beerwah

17 Jan 2019 | 10:11 AM

SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday visited the Beerwah constituency, which he represented in the previous Assembly, and met party workers.

Several flights cancelled at Srinagar airport after bad weather

Several flights cancelled at Srinagar airport after bad weather

16 Jan 2019 | 8:50 PM

SRINAGAR: Several flights were cancelled in Kashmir on Wednesday due to snow and bad weather conditions, an official said. Snow intensified in the afternoon.

Heavy snow to hit Kashmir

Heavy snow to hit Kashmir

16 Jan 2019 | 4:19 PM

SRINAGAR: The Met on Wednesday forecast heavy snowfall for at least five days starting Saturday that is likely to disrupt air and surface traffic to and from the Kashmir Valley.

BSF officer killed in Samba sniper fire

BSF officer killed in Samba sniper fire

16 Jan 2019 | 9:35 AM

JAMMU/KATHUA:A BSF Assistant Commandant was killed in Pakistani sniper fire from across the International Border (IB) in Samba sector this morning.

921 medical officers get job letters

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

JAMMU: To augment the health care facilities in the rural and far-flung areas of the state, the health and medical education department on Tuesday issued appointment orders to 921 medical officers recruited on a fast-track basis.

Will address students' issues: KU registrar

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

SRINAGAR: Nissar Ahmad Mir, former Joint Secretary in the University Grants Commission (UGC), who has been appointed as the new registrar of the University of Kashmir (KU), says his priority will be to strengthen the system and bring transparency.

JU students get tips on leadership skills

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

JAMMU: The Ministry of Human Resource Development’s (MHRD) Institution Innovation Council on Tuesday organised the first ‘India First Leadership Talk Series’ (webinar) at the University of Jammu (JU).

Tramboo is mountain bike assn chief

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

SRINAGAR: Rauf Tramboo, a well-known adventure travel consultant, has been elected president of the Jammu and Kashmir Mountain Bike Association (JKMBA).

Calendar on missing persons released

Calendar on missing persons released

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

SRINAGAR: The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Tuesday released a 2019 calendar having names and pictures of persons who have gone missing in nearly three decades of the Kashmir conflict.

PHE Secretary reviews status of Jal Bhawan

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

JAMMU: Farooq Ahmad Shah, Secretary, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, on Tuesday visited the Jal Bhawan construction site at Narwal.

On Army Day, soldiers pay tributes to martyrs

On Army Day, soldiers pay tributes to martyrs

16 Jan 2019 | 7:17 AM

JAMMU: The Army on Tuesday celebrated Army Day in Jammu by paying tribute to the martyrs.

Mercury plummets to -12°C in Pahalgam

Mercury plummets to -12°C in Pahalgam

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir valley witnessed freezing cold overnight as the region heads for a spell of snowfall which is likely to begin from Wednesday and cause widespread precipitation.

Seven of 10 chargesheeted in JNU case are Kashmiris

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

SRINAGAR: Seven Kashmiri students are among the 10 persons against whom the Delhi police on Monday submitted a chargesheet in the 2016 JNU case.

Tourism dept to start promotional drive today

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

SRINAGAR: The Department of Tourism will embark on an aggressive countrywide marketing campaign from Wednesday till February end where it will take part in nine road shows and several travels marts.

PDP protests lack of medical facilities

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

DODA: Workers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday held a protest against the state administration for lack of doctors and medical staff at the Doda district hospital.

UP minister meets Governor

UP minister meets Governor

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

JAMMU: Mahendra Kumar Singh, Minister of State, Rural Development, Medical and Health, Uttar Pradesh, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhawan here on Tuesday.

CRPF sends 36 BPL children on ‘Bharat Darshan’

CRPF sends 36 BPL children on ‘Bharat Darshan’

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

SRINAGAR: The first batch of 36 schoolchildren belonging to below poverty line (BPL) families was flagged off for a ‘Bharat Darshan’ from Srinagar on Tuesday.

10 CISF men hurt in road accident

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

KATHUA: As many as 10 personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) were injured when a minibus they were travelling in overturned at the Sanji Morh area in Kathua district on Tuesday.

SAC revises hardship allowance for police

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here on Monday under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, accorded sanction to the grant of hardship allowance at the rate of 8 per cent of the basic pay in the revised pay levels for gazetted and non-gazetted police personnel with effect from January 1.

For aid, refugees asked to show record of polls that never were

For aid, refugees asked to show record of polls that never were

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

JAMMU: Making a cruel joke with the West Pakistani refugees (WPRs), the state administration has made a “cumbersome” process to disburse relief to displaced persons living in J&K since 1947.

Chief Secy reviews preparations for Republic Day celebrations

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

JAMMU: Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting of officers at Udyog Bhawan here to finalise the arrangements for a colourful function to celebrate upcoming Republic Day.

Grand alliance won’t affect BJP poll prospects: Khanna

Grand alliance won’t affect BJP poll prospects: Khanna

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

JAMMU: BJP national vice-president and J&K in charge Avinash Rai Khanna on Tuesday said any grand alliance of political parties will not affect BJP’s prospects in the parliamentary elections.

Mehbooba proposes talks with militants at right time

Mehbooba proposes talks with militants at right time

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

ANANTNAG: Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the militant leadership in Kashmir should be talked to along with the separatists and Pakistan.

Party to focus on retaining three LS seats: Core team

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

JAMMU: Even as the BJP has decided to contest elections on all six parliamentary constituencies of the state, the party leadership on Tuesday evening decided to utilise all resources to retain the three seats won by the saffron party in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

PDP leaders seek action against those involved in anti-party activities

16 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

JAMMU: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders from the Jammu region passed a resolution on Tuesday, extending support to the leadership and calling for strict action against those found involved in anti-party activities.

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