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JPUF holds demonstrations at Raj Bhawan in Jammu

Jammu Pradesh United Front on Thursday staged a protest demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan, demanding the permanent settlement and rehabilitation of West Pak, PoK and Chamb refugees in the state.

Pakistan to set up military courts in PoK

Pakistan on Tuesday decided to set up military courts in PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan for the speedy trial of terrorists in a meeting held here to review the implementation of anti-terror National Action Plan (NAP).

China calls for more anti-terror cooperation with Pakistan

China has said it would like to have more cooperation with the Pakistani armed forces to combat terrorism, following the brutal terror attack on an army-run school in Peshawar that killed 148 people, mostly children.

Victims of fate and border, PoK migrants now face govt apathy

 More than six decades have passed since the line dividing the state of Jammu and Kashmir into Indian side and PoK was drawn, forcing thousands to take shelter on this side of the border, many of whom complained they are living in pitiable conditions because of government apathy.

15 lakh PoK refugees not given compensation by J&K govt: BJP

 Lambasting previous NC, PDP and Congress governments for their failure to grant compensation to over 15 lakh refugees from PoK in Jammu region, BJP today said it is committed to address the problems of all categories of refugees in Jammu and Kashmir.

'Pakistan to go ahead with all projects in PoK with China'

Pakistan today asserted that it will go ahead with all development projects in PoK and criticised India for asking China to cease its involvement in infrastructure projects, including the multi-billion economic corridor there.

Grenade attack at polling booth in J&K's Pulwama, CISF jawan injured
Grenade attack at polling booth in J&K's Pulwama, CISF jawan injured

A jawan was injured on Sunday when grenades were hurled by militants at a polling booth at Tral in J&K's Pulwama district.

BJP MP protests map depicting parts of PoK as part of Pakistan

 A BJP member on Thursday made a strong plea that India should ask China to withdraw a latest map published by a Chinese news agency showing some parts of Pak-occupied Kashmir (PoK) as part of Pakistan.

Govt likely to announce package for displaced PoK families

The government is likely to announce a comprehensive rehabilitation package soon for over 36,000 families displaced from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), many of whom have come to India during Partition.

Govt should take strategic view of activities in PoK: Doval

 Government needs to take strategic view and congnisance of the ongoing activities by China and Pakistan in the PoK and be prepared for possible consequences, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said on Saturday.

Residents of PoK would love to join India: Muslim cleric

The chairman of Anjuman Minhaj-e- Rasool, an Islamic organisation working for peace and communal harmony, on Sunday said that if given a chance the residents of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) would love to join the Union of India.

Ceasefire violations and the Kashmir issue: Pakistan's most workable survival trick?

Over the last few weeks debates have been going on as to why Pakistan has suddenly stepped up firing across the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB).

Ceasefire violations: Time for India to hit back

Amid continuous ceasefire violations, the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan held a meeting on Tuesday.

Bollywood's 'Haider' may not be released in Pakistan
Bollywood's 'Haider' may not be released in Pakistan

Pakistan Film Censor Board may not give the NOC (No Objection Certificate) to the Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming Bollywood movie 'Haider', it has been reported.

Stranded PoK residents to return by Poonch-Rawalakote route

Residents of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), who were stranded in flood-hit Kashmir, have been allowed by the Centre to return to their homes via Poonch-Rawalakote route in Jammu region.

PoK man apprehended by BSF

A resident of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was apprehended by jawans of Border Security Force along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

243 killed in Pakistan's deadliest flood

Islamabad: Nearly half a million people in Pakistan have been hit by the deadliest flood in the country's history that has claimed 243 lives, as authorities braced to save major towns along the swollen Chenab river, which has left a trail of devastation.

Flood waters submerged thousands of homes after the Chenab river rose dramatically over the weekend, rendering people homeless.

Severe damage has been caused by the Jhelum and Chenab rivers, which swelled after heavy monsoon rainfall last week.

The showers which started last week continued through the weekend in Punjab and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The major damage has been done in Punjab.

More than 4,36,000 people have been affected in Punjab and 30,000 in PoK due to flooding.

The death toll from the devastating floods triggered by heavy monsoon rain today rose to 241, a National Disaster Management Authority official said.

The NDMA said 168 people have been killed in Punjab, 64 in PoK and 11 in Gilgit-Baltistan region.

The victims include 12 worshippers who were killed today when a two-storey mosque in a densely-populated area of Lahore collapsed.

More than 400 people have been injured in floods and rain-related incidents.

Army and civilian rescue agencies mounted relief efforts to get villagers to safety with the help of helicopters and boats.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who visited the flood-hit areas in the province, said the floods were the "deadliest in the history of Pakistan".

Although the rains have stopped, the flood waters are likely to submerge hundreds of more villages. Pakistani authorities were bracing for worsening conditions as water level in the Chenab was rising.

The immediate attention is on Trimmu barrage in Jhang district, where Jhelum river joins Chenab.

The two rivers are carrying more than 900,000 cusec water against the maximum 700,000 cusec capacity of Trimmu.

After Jhang, the central city of Multan is also on the flood list.

Dunya TV reported that only option to save the city is to create several breeches in the embankments of the river, which will flood several more villages and hamlets.

Chenab has left a trail of devastation in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha and Khushabad and Jhang districts.

The Federal Flood Commission (FFC), Pakistan Indus Water Commission (PIWC), Indus River System Authority (Irsa) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) met yesterday to review coordination in rescue efforts.

Over 200 killed in floods, rains in Pakistan

Over 200 people were killed and nearly 400 injured in floods and rain-related incidents in Pakistan, mainly in Punjab province, with four days of torrential downpour leaving a trail of death and devastation.

Jammu & Kashmir floods: PM announces Rs 1000 crore for rehabilitation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the floods in Jammu and Kashmir a 'national level' disaster on Sunday announcing a special assistance of Rs 1,000 crores for the rehabilitation and relief work.