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'Infiltration attempts along LoC ahead of J&K elections'

Ahead of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Army on Monday said that the infiltration attempts along the LoC are on with the militants employing a "desperate" trend by pushing in IEDs and huge cache of weapons in the state.

DD correspondent called Anantnag 'Islamabad' during J&K floods

Doordarshan has constituted a two-member internal committee to look into the matter where one of its correspondents, while reporting on the floods in Jammu and Kashmir, used different names while referring to Anantnag and Shankaracharya Hill.

Ruckus in J&K Assembly over amnesty to stone pelters

There was ruckus in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Tuesday as the opposition PDP legislators disturbed the proceedings of the house, demanding discussion on cases registered against stone pelters in the Valley.

Western Army Command chief visits forward areas

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.

JK secondary school dropout rate 10% more than national average

The dropout rate in secondary education in Jammu and Kashmir is over 10 per cent higher than the national average of 14.54 per cent, state government said on Monday.

BJP vows to win Jammu and Kashmir, give befitting reply to Pakistan firing

Launching a scathing attack on the Omar Abdullah government, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday asked the people of Jammu and Kashmir to shun dynasty politics, adding that the BJP-led NDA government along with the Indian Army will give befitting reply to Pakistan if ceasefire is being violated.

PDP seeks debate on amnesty to youths in stone pelting cases

PDP on Monday moved an adjournment motion in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, seeking a debate over the situation that has arisen due to the insecurity among youths over the government`s failure to grant amnesty in stone pelting cases registered against them.

Two-time Congress MP joins BJP in J&K

In a major set back to Congress in Jammu and Kashmir, two-time Congress MP and former minister Lal Singh on Monday joined BJP.

J&K Assembly pays tribute to deceased legislators

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, which met here for the six-day autumn session, Monday paid tributes to four former legislators from the state who died over the past six months.

Assembly elections: JD(U) meet on Aug 27

Janata Dal (United) will be meeting on August 27 in the national capital to chalk out strategy for the Assembly elections scheduled to be held in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

Panthers Party MLA marshalled out from J&K Assembly

An MLA of Opposition National Panthers Party was on Monday marshalled out from the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly after he disrupted the proceedings of the House over the issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops.

Pak troops fire at 40 BoPs, 24 villages along IB

Extending ceasefire violations to Samba district, Pakistan troops heavily shelled and fired upon 40 Border Out Posts (BoPs) and 24 villages along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts, leaving three persons injured.

BJP`s `Mission 44+`: Problems of refugees will be resolved by Centre, says Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Monday said that problems of refugees of 1947, 1965 and 1971 wars will be resolved by the Centre in a time-bound manner.

Three injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir

Three people, including a minor, were injured in Ramgargh sector of Samba district after the Pakistan Rangers used mortars and other long-range weapons to target Indian positions on the international border during Sunday night.

Azad`s remarks on Afzal`s execution immature: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Sunday accused Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad of making "allegations" and "distorting" facts regarding the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

`BSF`s 16 attempts for flag meets got no response from Pak`

BSF has approached the Pakistan Rangers at least 16 times for flag meetings but got tepid response, a top officer of the force said on Sunday and claimed the neighbouring country is resorting to ceasefire violations to divert attention of its people from its internal strife.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani expresses grief over deaths due to ceasefire violations

Expressing grief over the loss of lives in ceasefire violations along the international border, Syed Ali Shah Geelani today said small skirmishes can lead to a war between India and Pakistan in which no country will be a winner.

NC dares PDP to declare that it won`t join hands with BJP

Jammu and Kashmir`s ruling National Conference on Sunday said the party would never join hands with BJP and challenged PDP leaders to take the same vow.

Indian Army to retaliate to ceasefire violations with much heavier firing

After frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan at the LoC, Border Security Force IG, Rakesh Sharma, said that India will not allow unprovoked firing from across the border.

Hope Centre will reconsider decision to cancel talks with Pak: Omar

Terming frequent violations of the ceasefire as a "matter of serious concern", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today expressed hope that the Centre would reconsider its decision of cancelling talks with Pakistan.

J&K Panchayat body asks Centre to release over Rs 200 cr MGNREGA payment

The All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) slammed the Narendra Modi Government for "failing" to release over Rs 200 crore MGNREGA payment to the state government, which has adversely affected its Panchayat raj system.

J&K Assembly session begins on Monday

The last session of the 11th Legislative Assembly in Jammu and Kashmir will begin here on Monday as elections in the state are due later this year.

Armed militants spotted very close to IB on 3 occasions: BSF

In the wake of escalation in ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak frontier in Jammu and Kashmir, BSF on Sunday said it has spotted armed terrorists "very close" to the IB on at least "three occasions" in the last few days and suspect the firings are an attempt to help them infiltrate into India.

Four guerrillas, two soldiers killed in Kashmir gunfights

Four guerrillas and two soldiers were killed Sunday in two gunfights in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

JK people becoming fodder of cannon on border: NC

Asserting that the fallout of hostilities between New Delhi and Islamabad is being felt in Jammu and Kashmir with people becoming "fodder of cannon on the border", ruling National Conference (NC) today batted strongly for resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan to bring an end to border skirmishes.

Govt issues notice to paediatrics head of Srinagar GMC

Jammu and Kashmir government has issued a show cause notice to a senior faculty member of a medical college here for allegedly insulting external examiners.

Camp to provide aid to J&K residents with disabilities

A special camp to provide mobility aid to 1,300 physically challenged people from Jammu and Kashmir will be organised here on Thursday.

Army hands over PoK resident to Pak Army

Army has handed over to Pakistan Army a resident of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), who had inadvertently cross the Line of Control (loC) in Uri Sector of Bramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP`s `Mission 44`: Amit Shah arrives in Jammu, to address party MLAs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah arrived in Jammu on Sunday as part of party`s `Mission 44` plan ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections.