Jammuu and Kashmir

  • India keeps tight lid on Kashmir on anniversary of revoking semi-autonomy
    SRINAGAR, August 5 (Reuters): With a heavy deployment of troops and curbs on public movement, Indian authorities kept a tight lid on potential protests in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, the first anniversary of the revocation of its semi-autonomy. Local politicians were not permitted outside their homes, most likely to prevent them from calling street demonstrations or even from holding meetings, in the strictest lockdown seen in months. Last August, Indian Pri
  • BJP wants J&K to get full statehood again: Ram Madhav
    BY NAVNEET MISHRA AND KAMLESH SINGH New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) National General Secretary Ram Madhav is one of the BJP's high-profile faces. Since becoming spokesperson of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 2003, he has subsequently been in the news not only in the country but also in the international media as the face of the saffron party.   At that time, he was also known as something of a global ambassador of the RSS. After spending a long time in the RSS, he was
  • 48 terrorists killed in June: J&K DGP
    Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Tuesday said 48 terrorists have been killed in anti-terror operations in the month of June.   Speaking to reporters in the border district of Poonch in Jammu, Singh said security forces have led many anti-terror operations in which a number of terrorists and their commanders were eliminated.   Giving details, he said 128 terrorists have been killed during this year so far.
  • Pakistan resorts to intense shelling on LoC in Poonch
    Jammu, June 9 (IANS): Pakistan resorted to intense, unprovoked mortar shelling and firing on Tuesday on the line of control (LoC) to violate ceasefire in J&K's Poonch district.   Colonel Devender Anand said, "At about 6.30 a.m. today Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in Mankote sector of Poonch district.   "Indian army is retaliating befittingly". &n
  • 4 terrorists killed in encounter at Shopian, J&K
    Srinagar, June 7 (IANS) With the killing of one more terrorist, the number of terrorists killed in the ongoing encounter on Sunday at Reban in South Kashmir's Shopian district has gone up to four now, officials said.   According to details, security forces had a specific input about the presence of terrorists in that area.   A cordon was laid at Reban village by a joint team of the army and police on Sunday morning.   As the security forces zeroed i
  • After 70 days, mobile phones start ringing in Kashmir again
    FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows Dal Lake, one of Kashmir's main tourist attractions, in Srinagar, September 20, 2019. (REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo)   Post paid mobile phones resume on Monday across the Kashmir Valley after remaining suspended since August 5 when Article 370 was abrogated, Internet services still remain suspended    Srinagar, October 14 (IANS): Services of all post paid mobile phones were resumed on Monday across the Kashmir V