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Pak trained Infiltrator killed in hand to hand combat along LoC in Poonch

Rifleman Prem Bahadur Roka Magar displayed nerves of steel Soldiers of the Indian army are known for their bravery and sheer display of raw courage during testing times. In the wee hours of Saturday  a courageous soldier of the Gurkha regiment eliminated a Pakistan trained infiltrator in a hand to hand combat along the line of control(LoC) in Poonch. Defence PRO in Jammu said, a 23 year old soldier from the elite Gurkha Regt of the Indian Army, Rifleman Prem Bahadur Roka Magar scripted an astonishing saga of raw courage and fearlessness, resulting in the elimination of two hardcore Pakistan trained terrorists in the Poonch sector. Defence PRO said, the brave soldier after reaching within hand shaking distance tried to …

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Omar Abdullah Modi addressing election rallies at Poonch- Surankote

Modi symbolises a particular ideology, Rahul is a torch bearer of secular democratic India: Omar Abdullah

In a blistering attack on Narendra Modi and BJP, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today wondered over the assertions made by them to look at the problems of the state through a prism of “humanity” when Modi had himself failed to express apology for 2002 riots. He said BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Modi was devoid of having equal concern for all sections of the society and carried stigma of communal bias. Addressing a large gathering for Congress candidate Madan Lal Sharma, Omar said the Prime Minister of the country should reflect representative character and possess equal concern for all sections of the society and “Modi did not show a courtesy to express sorry for the killings of large number of innocents …

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Mughal Road car rallies failed to promote Caravan, Heritage tourism in J&K: CAG

The latest annual report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India ended March 31, 2013 has revealed that despite organising car rallies along the historic Mughal road  the state tourism department has failed to promote caravan and heritage tourism. The aim of organizing the rallies was to promote Caravan and Heritage tourism along the Mughal road. For Caravan tourism one of the essential pre-requisite along with specially built vehicles is the presence of sufficient caravan parks in the identified circuits.But despite organising the rally for four years the Caravan parks and other infrastructure had not been created along  the Mughal road even though the project in this regard had been sanctioned in 2010-11 at an estimated cost of 8 …

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Lance Naik Feroze Khan from Hyderabad martyred in Poonch

A Lance Naik of the Indian army deployed along the line of control was killed in intense exchange of firing  in Hamirpur sector of Poonch on Tuesday evening. Earlier, one BSF jawan was seriously injured in the sniping  incident along the International border in Samba  on Monday. According to official sources, six other jawans of the Indian army were also injured as they all received splinter injuries in the forward area. Meanwhile, in another related incident a army jawan was seriously injured when his left leg was blasted while he was patrolling in the Sawjian sector of Poonch on Tuesday morning.    According to official sources, Lance Naik Mohd Firoz Khan was killed in mortar firing  from the Pakistani side around …

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Boy injured in Pak firing

Pakistan nearing 50 ceasefire violations in last one month

A minor boy was critically injured in the ‘unprovoked’ firing from across the line of control on Tuesday while a house in village Shahpur was partially damage spreading panic in the area. The total number of ceasefire violations in the last one month is nearing 50 in Poonch district. Overall the figure has crossed record 100 mark ever since the ceasefire agreement was signed in November 2003 between India and Pakistan. According to reports, in the seven hour long firing in the forward area livestock of local villagers bore the maximum brunt of firing while villagers panicked and took shelter in the safer places for most part of the day. According to local reports, the firing started around 9.30 a.m …

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Second BAT team attack on forward Indian Post foiled by alert BSF Jawans

Barely hours after Pakistan’s National Assembly passed an anti India resolution a Border Action team of Pak army once again attempted to attack one of the forward Indian posts in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch late Tuesday night. According to official sources, alert BSF jawans late Tuesday night foiled an attempt by a Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) to attack a forward post along the Line of Control in Poonch. The movement of the BAT team was picked up by the surveillance  equipment before the attack took place. As they came closer we challenged them and fired upon them, BSF sources claimed. At least two nearby Pak posts provided cover fire to the BAT team and targeted the Indian …

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5 Indian Soldiers martyred,Poonch

Pak BAT team butchers 5 Indian Soldiers in Poonch, Antony still in Denial Mode

On a day when victims of Hiroshima Nuclear bombing were being paid homages and remembered by their loved ones on the occasion of 68 th anniversary of the attack tensions escalated between two more nuclear neighbors in the Indian sub continent with the killing of five Indian soldiers near the line of control  by the Border Action Team of Pak army in Gulpur area of Poonch. According to reports, the Border Action Team(BAT) of the Pakistani army early Tuesday morning breached the line of control and ambushed area domination patrol of the Indian army killing five soldiers and injuring another in Gulpur area of Poonch near Sarla post. The attack is sure to escalate tensions in the area and derail …

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Pak troops violate Ceasefire again, fired at Indian Soldiers

Pakistani troops on Monday fired at Indian soldiers while they were trying to rescue two porters who were wounded in twin blasts along the LoC in Poonch district. The blasts occurred when some porters were carrying supplies from one army post to another in Sabzian-Mandi belt along the LoC at around 8 am, an army officer said. When soldiers rushed to the scene to rescue the injured porters, Pakistani troops fired on them, he said.   “Our troops managed to shift one of the two porters to a nearby hospital while the other one is still lying there,” the officer said. Indian Jawans also fired back, he said adding the intermittent firing from across the border was still on. Last …

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Pak Infiltrator blown into Pieces, only head and leg recovered by the Army near LoC

An unidentified infiltrator was killed  near the line of control in Soujian sector of Poonch in the wee hours of Monday after he stepped on to the landmine and was blown in to pieces. The impact of the landmine planted by the Indian troopers in the area was so powerful that the body of the infiltrator was blown in to pieces under the impact of the blast. According to official sources the incident took place around 4.30 a.m in Soujian sector of Poonch. According to unconfirmed reports, the infiltrator was believed to have been carrying explosive material on his body and when  he stepped on to the landmine before gaining access inside the Indian territory he was blown in to …

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NC-Congress ignored Poonch-Rajouri: BJYM

Yuva Adhikar Yatra started by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha reached district Poonch. BJYM activists led by the BJP district President Sunil Gupta, Pradeep Sharma, Satish Sasan, Vipan Kandhari,Capt.Sohan Singh, Harnam Singh, Rafeeq Shas , Mohd.Haneef, BJYM  district President  Prince Sharma along with hundreds of BJYM activists welcomed yatra at Kalai. Local unit of BJYM organized an impressive scooter and Car rally which passed through various areas of Poonch City and Concluded at Parade ground. Addressing the Youth rally, BJYM State President lambasted NC-Congress government for ignoring the Poonch and Rajouri and held both the parties responsible for the backwardness of Poonch and Rajouri. He said people of Rajouri-Poonch by virtue of their supreme sacrifices defeated the terrorism but  Congress …

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