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Army instructed to reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Govt


The government has given instructions to the Army to reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan at the border, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. “The Army has been instructed to reply to the ceasefire violations and it is acting on the issue,” Prasad told reporters here on the issue of ceasefire violations. The Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and IT was speaking at the airport, before leaving for Jabalpur along with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to lay the foundation stone for Electronic Manufacturing Cluster and IT Park. In one of the worst ceasefire violations, five villagers were killed and 29 injured in heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistani troops targeting hamlets and outposts …

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Omar condemns killing of civilians in shelling from across border


Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has strongly condemned the killing of innocent civilians in the shelling from across the border in Arnia sector of Jammu district. He said that resorting to shelling on civilian and that too on the occasion of holy Eid is even more shocking. He expressed his solidarity with border people and assured the support of his government. The Chief Minister who did not celebrate Eid festivity in the mark of respect to the human lives last in devastating flood and huge losses caused to the residential houses, public infrastructure and other property affecting of people, offered at Hazratbal this morning and flew Jammu to meet the bereaved families in the shelling from across the border. The Chief …

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Omar Abdullah finds time to apply Cosmetic Balm on the wounds of affected Border Migrants

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  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday braved inclement weather conditions and spent some precious moments in the company of affected border residents where he tried to apply cosmetic balm on their deep wounds. More than one week after guns have fallen silent and affected border residents have started rebuilding their lives from scratch a big army of politicians accompanied Omar Abdullah to ask about their well being and heard their grievances. Contrary to the view point of the majority of border residents Omar utilised the opportunity to once again repeat his favorite slogan of holding parleys between India and Pakistan to resolve the issues.  “Talks are the only way forward to resolve issues. Border skirmishes have always made the lives …

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Contradicting Central Govt’s stand, J&K Govt batted for resuming talks with Pakistan

Contradicting Central Govt's stand, J&K Govt batted for resuming talks with Pakistan

Jammu MLAs expressed concern over the loss of lives and hardships caused to people living in Border areas Members in the State Legislative Assembly today expressed concern over the loss of lives and hardships caused to people in the wake of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops and asked the State Government to provide immediate relief to the affected. Several members representing constituencies falling close to the LoC raised the issue during a special discussion allowed by Speaker Mubarak Gul on the issue in the House. They asked the State Government to take measures for providing relief to the affected people. “The ceasefire violations and their effects on people are a cause of concern not only for J&K but also for …

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SUV’s fitted with party flags converged in Jeora farms to play politics

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Politicians know how to reap rich dividends and at what time. On saturday when two civilians in Jeora farms area lost their lives in Pak firing politicians of every hue,shape and color holding flags of different parties converged at the venue of the burial ceremony to score brownie points over each other. The animosity was too visible on the surface. In one corner Congress leader RS Chib sat on the foot steps of Govt school building and in opposite corner sardar TS Tony of National Conference occupied chairs with his group of followers and media friends. The PDP leaders also arrived at the scene with party flag fitted on the SUV. Not to be left behind the BJP leaders were …

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Snubbed by Modi Pak forces escalate border tensions with India

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After receiving the snub from the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over their capacity to fight traditional war  with India Pakistani forces have once again escalated the border tensions ahead of  the crucial round of Foreign secretary level talks slated for August 25. Pak rangers late sunday night activated the major portion of International border by targeting at least 20 Indian border posts and shelling civilian areas across RS Pura sector along the International border in Jammu frontier. Pakistan Rangers targeted posts of the Border Security Force (BSF) in the Arnia and RS Pura sectors and unprovoked shelling continued through the night, forcing Indian soldiers to retaliate. In the last 24 hours, this is the third violation of the 2003 …

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Jammu: BSF secures release of apprehended Trooper

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In a Flag meeting held on International Boundary opposite BOP Octroi on Pakistan side, Ct Satya Sheel Yadav was handed over by Pakistan Rangers to BSF Officials today at 3.30 PM (IST). The flag meeting was held between Commandant BSF, Jammu and Wing Commander Pak Rangers in which three other officials of Pak Rangers also participated. On the Indian side, Commandant BSF Jammu along with three officials took part in the deliberations. The flag meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere. Both the sides reiterated their commitment to uphold peace and tranquility on border and extend all cooperation to each other in dealing with emergent incidents like this in a proactive and positive manner. On 06 Aug’14, Ct Satya Sheel …

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Jinx of August 6 in the lives of Indian Soldiers

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On August 6, 2013 five Indian soldiers were ambushed by the Border Action Team of Pakistan army in Chakan-da-bagh area of Poonch. Tensions were escalated between the neighboring armies and the normal life was disrupted along the line of control before situation was brought to normal after a long time. On August 6, 2014 three out of four BSF jawans had a narrow escape near International border as engine of their patrolling boat was shut down in gushing waters of Chenab river in Akhnoor sector of Jammu frontier. One of the BSF jawans was not lucky enough and was swept away by the chenab river to Pakistan. Till last reports came in the Pak rangers who had detained him in …

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Was it another BAT strike? Indian soldier martyred in Akhnoor

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An Indian army jawan was martyred along the line of control in Pallanwala sector of Akhnoor in Jammu on Tuesday morning after a group of terrorists targeted them at least 700 metre inside the Indian territory. The possibility that the terrorists could be belonging to the Border Action Team of Pak army can not be completely ruled out as they executed the operation in a very clinical fashion without facing any resistance. The Spokesman of the Ministry of Defence in Jammu however scaled down the nature of the strike and claimed around 0900 a.m terrorists opened fire on two jawans of the Army today morning in Pallanwala sector at a location approximately 700 metres on own side of Line of …

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Chamel Singh’s kin pin hopes on Modi’s visit to J&K for martyr status and adequate compensation

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Ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state of J&K the family members of Indian prisoner Chamel Singh have once again raised their pending demand of according ‘martyr’ status to their deceased father and adequate compensation to the next of kin. Modi is scheduled to visit Katra in connection with the inauguration of train service to Katra via Udhampur on July 4. Modi is also expected to address a gathering after the flagging off ceremony. During his brief stay in Katra the family of Chamel Singh has expressed their desire to meet Prime Minister to take up the issue of compensation as more than one year has passed neither the state nor the centre govt has …

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