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J&K: Pakistani troops again violate ceasefire in Poonch district

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Jammu: In Jammu and Kashmir in yet another incident of ceasefire violation along the LoC, Pakistani forces resorted to heavy mortar shelling in Poonch today. According to Defence sources forces from across the LoC started unprovoked firing and shelling targeting Indian posts and civilian areas in Khari Karmara area of Gulpur sector around 8:30 am this morning. The Indian troops retaliated ...

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One-way traffic continues on Jammu -Kashmir highway; Leh NH, Mughal road remain shut

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SRINAGAR: Hundreds of vehicles left Srinagar for Jammu as only one-way traffic continued on the National Highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, due to bad road conditions. However, the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh National Highway and historic Mughal road remained closed for the past over a month due to accumulation of snow which has now frozen. Today, traffic ...

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Jammu & Kashmir: 2018 deadliest year in decade, 586 killed

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Srinagar: The year 2018 was the deadliest in the last decade in Jammu and Kashmir, as 586 people were killed in the region, according to a rights group. Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Societies (JKCCS) — a rights group based in Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu Kashmir — in its annual report said nearly 586 people — including 160 ...

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Trucker carrying 6 kg poppy arrested in Jammu

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Jammu: A truck driver was arrested after six kilograms of poppy was seized from his vehicle in Jammu city Tuesday, police said. A police party intercepted a truck in the Sidhra belt of the city and found the contraband hidden in it during a routine inspection, they added. Trucker Omkar Singh was arrested and a case registered in this connection, ...

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CRPF Trooper Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances In Jammu

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JAMMU: A CRPF personnel posted at the residence of a former legislator in Jammu city died due to bullet injuries under suspicious circumstances, police said Tuesday. Head constable Gaj Singh, a native of Haryana, was found lying on the ground by the security staff after gunshots were heard around midnight at the residence of former National Conference legislator Mohammad Sayeed Akhoon ...

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Pak Army violates ceasefire in Jammu & Kashmir

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Jammu: The Pakistani Army has opened fires on border posts in Poonch region in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. This is a clear violation of the ceasefire for fifth time in a week, sources said. The Pak Army has fired on forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said. The sources said Pakistani troops resorted to ...

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First day of general strike, CITU held protests in J&K parts

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Srinagar: As a part of country-wide general strike call on January 8 and 9, a different protest demonstration was held under the banner of CITU at Kathua, Budgam, Baramulla, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Kupwara, Manasabal, Ganderbal and Bandipora in support of 12-point charter of demands. The demands include urgent measures for containing price-rise, containing unemployment through concrete measures, strict enforcement of all ...

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Mehbooba Mufti apologizes for her insensitive comment

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Srinagar: On her father’s death anniversary on Monday, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti apologized for an insensitive comment she made in 2016 about the local youths. In July 2016, while addressing a press conference with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Srinagar, when asked about the killings of youths in firing by security forces, she said: “Those youths were ...

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838 terrorists, 183 civilians killed in J-K since 2014: Govt

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New Delhi, Jan 8: As many as 838 terrorists and 183 civilians were killed in Jammu and Kashmir since 2014, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said since 2014 till December 31 last year there were 1,213 incidents involving terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. “In these incidents, 183 civilians lost their lives ...

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