Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention to intensify efforts made by central agencies to check flow of drugs into the state through the border.
Shattered and forced to leave their homes due to repeated ceasefire violations from across the IB, residents of villages in the border district who came out in large numbers to cast their votes on Sunday said they have answered the Pakistani bullets with their ballots.
On the eve of Muharram, the Pakistan government on Monday placed the entire country on red alert and ordered security agencies to stay on guard against possible terrorist attacks, in the aftermath of the deadly suicide bombing at the Wagah crossing on the Indo-Pak border.
Fearing disturbances from across the Indo-Pak border, Jammu and Kashmir government will relocate 125 polling stations along the borderline in Jammu district to safer places to ensure border dwellers vote freely.
An Indian tanker exploded soon after hydrogen peroxide, an inflammable chemical, was transferred from a Pakistani tanker at Integrated Check-Post on the Indo-Pak border here on Wednesday, sparking panic in the high-security area.
Asserting that round-the-clock vigil is being maintained along the Indo-Pak border despite the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir, a senior Army officer on Sunday said they were fully prepared to foil any infiltration bid from across the border.
In the backdrop of rising ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops on BoPs and civilians area, Western Army Command chief Lt Gen KJ Singh made a surprise visit to froward areas along the Indo-Pak border and reviewed the security situation in Samba and Jammu sectors on Monday.