A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and Kathua following intelligence intercepts that Lashker e Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen, backed by the ISI, are planning terror strikes in the region coinciding with US President Barack Obama's visit.
There was intense speculation on Tuesday about an imminent alliance between the BJP and the PDP before Feb 7 when elections for four Rajya Sabha seats are to be held in Jammu and Kashmir. Leaders admitted to informal talks on government formation.
Senior BJP leader and MLA Nirmal Singh on Monday said his party was aware of problems faced by the displaced Kashmiri Pandit community and reiterated that his party was committed to their rehabilitation.
Srinagar: In a major breakthrough, the security forces on Friday captured a dreaded terrorists belonging to the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) from Choora area in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore district.
High alert was on Thursday sounded and security stepped up in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of inputs about possible attacks by Pakistan-based terror outfits on "soft targets" ahead of US President Barack Obama's India visit later this month.
Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Monday opposed the recommendations of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs for the permanent settlement of west Pakistan refugees in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that it was an attempt to tamper with the demographics of the state.
To ensure immediate relief to the victims of cross-border firing from the Pakistan side, the acting Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir Justice Yaqoob Mir on Monday directed the authorities to constitute a core group for that purpose.
In the wake of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra was on Monday briefed on the prevailing security scenario in the state by army's Northern Command chief Lt Gen DS Hooda.
Asserting that people in the border did not want India to stop its response till Pakistan surrenders, Union Minister in PMO, Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said that troops are firing four bullets for each bullet fired by Pakistan along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.