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President’s Colours presented to Ladakh Scouts regimentPresident Ram Nath Kovind at the presentation of the Presidential Colours to the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre and all five battalions of the Regiment, at Leh in Ladakh on Monday. PTI

President’s Colours presented to Ladakh Scouts regiment

21 Aug 2017 | 7:24 PM

JAMMU: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented the President’s Colours to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre and all five battalions of the Regiment at Leh in Ladakh.

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Tribune News Service

Jammu, August 21

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented the President’s Colours to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre and all five battalions of the Regiment at Leh in Ladakh.

A ceremonial parade was conducted as per the highest military traditions of the Army, which was attended by civil and military dignitaries, including the Governor and Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir.

The Chief of the Army Staff, GOC-in-C Northern Command and GOC 14 Corps besides a large number of serving and retired personnel witnessed the ceremony.

Raised as Nubra Guards in 1948, amalgamated into the Army as regular troops in 1963 and restructured as an Infantry Regiment in 2000 post Operation Vijay, the Ladakh Scouts have carved a niche for themselves in the annals of history of the Indian Army.

The President complimented the Ladakh Scouts personnel for their outstanding performance in all spheres and their exceptional valour and sacrifice while upholding the sovereignty of the nation in the Ladakh region, especially in the Siachen glacier. 

The President released a documentary on Col Sonam Wangchuk, MVC, and also interacted with the veterans and veer naris besides with the gallantry awardees and complimented them.  He exhorted all personnel to continue to strive hard in pursuit of excellence in all spheres.

116 stranded PoK residents leave for their homes

116 stranded PoK residents leave for their homes

21 Aug 2017 | 1:01 PM

JAMMU: As many as 116 PoK residents, stranded here for over a month due to the closure of the Poonch-Rawalakot cross-LoC bus service, left Poonch for the Kaman crossing point in Baramulla to return to their homes on Monday.

Soldier dies of cardiac arrest on LoC in Kupwara

21 Aug 2017 | 1:17 PM

SRINAGAR: A soldier died of cardiac arrest on Monday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, Defence Ministry sources said.

Army Chief in Ladakh, reviews LACstrategy

Army Chief in Ladakh, reviews LACstrategy

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in the Ladakh region today and took stock of the security scenario in the state with the top brass of the Northern Command.

3 J&K students booked over Anthem row

3 J&K students booked over Anthem row

21 Aug 2017 | 2:44 PM

Hyderabad: Three engineering students from Jammu and Kashmir have been booked for allegedly disrespecting the National Anthem by not standing when it was being played in a cinema hall here, the Cyberabad police said on Sunday.

Hundreds of mourners in funeral procession of man killed by militants

21 Aug 2017 | 11:45 AM

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of people participated in the last rites of a cable operator shot dead by militants in Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said on Monday.

7-year-old boy washed away in flash floods in Udhampur

21 Aug 2017 | 11:36 AM

JAMMU: A seven-year-old boy was washed away in flash floods in a river while two others were rescued in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Stone-throwing cases declining: Rajnath

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUCKNOW: Incidents of stone-throwing have reduced in Jammu and Kashmir due to the role of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said today.

On The Frontline

Changing treatise of violence in Kashmir

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

When a gentleman-separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq seeks refuge in promoting the terrorism narrative, then it is time to think and ponder over the situation.

Constituencies await Rs 1 cr for upgrade of power infra

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: Despite the government having announced Rs 1-crore constituency fund to legislators for the upgrade of the power infrastructure last year, nothing has been done so far.

Leh declaredtobacco-free

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

SRINAGAR: The J&K Government has achieved a major success against tobacco as Leh district in the Ladakh regionhas been declared a tobacco-free zone.

Govt to focus on horticulture sector to raise farmers’ income

Govt to focus on horticulture sector to raise farmers’ income

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

SRINAGAR: Considered the home of world’s famous varieties of fruits, Jammu and Kashmir has recorded a rise in horticulture produce from 1.

Guv apprised of tourism sector issues

Guv apprised of tourism sector issues

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

SRINAGAR: Chairman, Tourism Federation Jammu, Rajesh Gupta here today apprised Governor NN Vohra of the problems being faced by the tourism sector and shared his views about the initiatives to be taken to enhance tourist flow.

Teachers’ federation seeks transparent transfer policy

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: The All Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Teachers’ Federation has demanded a transparent transfer policy without any political interference in the Education Department.

MCsterilises over 3,500 stray dogs

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: To contain the adverse impact of burgeoning stray dog population in Jammu, the local Municipal Corporation conducted sterilisation and immunisation of more than 3,500 such dogs here, an official said.

Tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi

Tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: The Pradesh Youth Congress today paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.

Cong remembers Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary

Cong remembers Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

SRINAGAR: The state Congress paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 73rd birth anniversary and recalled his sacrifices and selfless services to the nation at a meeting of senior party leaders at the PCC headquarters here today.

Kargil porters demand govt jobs

Kargil porters demand govt jobs

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: The All J&K Army Porters’ Union has alleged that they were recruited in their respective areas by the Army as ‘Army civilian porters’ during the Kargil war from 1999 to 2004 but they were not given jobs by the government despite assurances to this effect.

Regularise migrant teachers: HC

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has directed the AAP government to take an expeditious decision on regularising Kashmiri migrant teachers who had fled their state in the wake of disturbances and have been working in government and municipal schools here on contractual basis for about 13 years.

CM for promoting tourism in Kargil

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

SRINAGAR: Maintaining that the nature has bestowed Kargil with unique features, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said she had directed the government to promote the area as a tourism destination.

Rana warns against Art 35A abrogation

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: Describing the state subject law given under Article 35A as a commitment of the Constitution to the Dogras, the National Conference today warned that any move to scrap it with ulterior political motives would be resisted with full might by the people of Jammu, irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

Money laundering: Wani sent to judicial custody

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

NEW DELHI: Alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani, arrested in connection with a decade-old money laundering case involving separatist Shabir Shah, was today sent to judicial custody by a Delhi court on a plea of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Day after ‘blast’, BJP says its office attacked by militants

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

SRINAGAR: A day after a mysterious “blast” on the BJP office in the uptown Srinagar, the BJP on Sunday termed it as a grenade attack by militants.

Valley’s women photographers give wings to their passion

Valley’s women photographers give wings to their passion

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

SRINAGAR: In Valley, years of conflict have made many young men into successful photographers who are capturing the daily lives of people, telling the story of Wbloodshed, art, culture and history through visuals.

Implement relief package: Refugees

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: The Pakistan-occupied Jammu & Kashmir Front today demanded implementation and final settlement of relief component announced by the Central government.

MP gives funds for school upgrade

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas today laid the foundation stone for the upgrade of a school building.

J&K Diary

Claims galore on Article 35A

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

As nationwide debate on Article 35A of the Constitution has started, self-proclaimed experts on Kashmir are staking claims that it was all due to their exclusive studies that countrywide discussions on this provision have begun.

SIT to probe source of 6k litres of fuel seized in Kupwara

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

SRINAGAR: The J&K Police have constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the source and destination of 6,000 litres of diesel and petrol seized in Kupwara district on Saturday.

Youth found dead, cops blame ultras

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

SRINAGAR: A bullet-riddled body of a 17-year-old student was recovered from Shopian district today.

Two rescued from flash floods in Tawi

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: Two persons were rescued from flash floods in the Tawi near Har-ki-Pauri temple in the city, the police said today.

Man evading arrest for 5 yrs held

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: A man wanted in a case of rioting was apprehended after evading arrest for the last five years, the police said today.

BRIFFLY

Meeting held

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAMMU: The Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Teaching Association and Non-Teaching Association said the establishment of a horticulture/veterinary university in the state would not be acceptable at the cost of advance centres and veterinary campus of SKUAST, Jammu.

Missing 12-yr-old girl found in Hazratbal shrine

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

SRINAGAR: A 12-year-old girl who went missing on Saturday from a Srinagar locality was traced by the police within hours.

CRPF opens school

21 Aug 2017 | 1:16 AM

SRINAGAR: The higher authorities of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) opened a school on the premises of the Recruit Training Centre (RTC) to facilitate better education opportunities to their children.

Militants gun down cable operator in Kashmir

Militants gun down cable operator in Kashmir

20 Aug 2017 | 9:35 PM

SRINAGAR: Suspected militants on Sunday night shot dead a cable operator in Shopian district of Kashmir, police said.

Money-laundering case: Hawala dealer Wani sent to jail till Aug 31

20 Aug 2017 | 5:30 PM

NEW DELHI: Alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani, arrested in connection with a decade-old money laundering case involving Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah, was sent on Sunday to judicial custody (JC) by a Delhi court on a plea of the probe agency.

CM’s Adviser calls on Guv

20 Aug 2017 | 1:02 AM

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Chief Minister, Amitabh Mattoo, met Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here today.

MLC Ambardar meets Vohra

20 Aug 2017 | 1:02 AM

SRINAGAR: Member of Legislative Council Surinder Mohan Ambardar called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here today.

Army Chief’s visit to Ladakh begins today

20 Aug 2017 | 1:02 AM

JAMMU: As China is trying to flex its muscles on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will be on a three-day visit to Ladakh from Sunday to review the preparedness of the Army in the area.

President’s Leh visit tomorrow

20 Aug 2017 | 1:02 AM

JAMMU: President Ram Nath Kovind is reaching Leh on his day-long visit to the strategic Ladakh region on August 21.

Soldiers ‘assault’ two policemen

20 Aug 2017 | 1:02 AM

SRINAGAR: Army personnel allegedly thrashed two policemen in Kupwara district of Kashmir today after they objected to “harassment” of a civilian by the soldiers, sources said.

Mehbooba promises to open Kargil-Skardu road

Mehbooba promises to open Kargil-Skardu road

20 Aug 2017 | 1:02 AM

KARGIL: Appreciating the recent statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, while addressing a PDP gathering here, said Kargil was a symbol of peace in the state and promised to open the cross-border routes and also to strengthen tourism and developmental activities in Kargil.

Stranded PoK residents to be sent back tomorrow, says DC

20 Aug 2017 | 1:02 AM

RAJOURI: The Poonch administration has made necessary arrangements for sending 116 stranded PoK residents, who were denied entry by Pakistan due to tension along the Line of Control (LoC), on August 21.

PDP worker shot dead

20 Aug 2017 | 1:02 AM

ANANTNAG: A worker of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was today shot dead by suspected militants in the Dialgam area of Anantnag district.

Search operations in 10 Shopian villages

Search operations in 10 Shopian villages

20 Aug 2017 | 1:02 AM

SRINAGAR: Almost a week after the killing of a Hizbul Mujahideen commander in Shopian, security forces carried out combing and search operations in at least 10 villages in the district to flush out militants.

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