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Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory action in J&K's Kupwara
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Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory action in J&K's Kupwara

14 Aug 2018 | 8:58 PM

SRINAGAR: The Army on Tuesday said two Pakistani soldiers were killed in "calibrated operations" on Monday night in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district.

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Majid Jahangir

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, August 14

The Army on Tuesday said two Pakistani soldiers were killed in "calibrated operations" on Monday night in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district.

On Monday, Army soldier Sepoy Pushpendra Singh of Mathura was killed while foiling an infiltration bid in the same sector.

“In the retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violation and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by the Pakistan Army in Tangdhar sector, own troops carried out calibrated operations on Monday night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed,” Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.

There are also reports that Pakistan and Indian armies exchanged fire on Tuesday morning for at least an hour at Sudoora Tangdhar.

“There was, however, no loss of life during the ceasefire violation at Sudoora,” a senior police officer in Kupwara said.

It is the first major ceasefire violation along the LoC after Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan had agreed in May to “fully implement” the ceasefire pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit”.

Security stepped up at Vaishno Devi shrine

Security stepped up at Vaishno Devi shrine

14 Aug 2018 | 5:48 PM

KATRA: Police have sounded high alert at Vaishno Devi shrine and stepped up security a day before the country celebrates 70th Independence Day.

Couple electrocuted, youth swept away in Jammu region

Couple electrocuted, youth swept away in Jammu region

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

JAMMU/RAJOURI/KATRA: Overnight rains wreaked havoc across the Jammu region on Monday with traffic on major road links, including Jammu-Srinagar highway, remaining disrupted due to landslides.

City on edge as heavy rains continue to wreak havoc

City on edge as heavy rains continue to wreak havoc

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

JAMMU: Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in Jammu city with flashfloods affecting several residential areas and causing extensive damage to public property.

Youth abducted, killed by militants in Pulwama

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

ANANTNAG: A 24-year-old civilian was abducted and later shot dead by militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the police said on Monday.

71 yrs on, West Pak refugees remain without basic rights

71 yrs on, West Pak refugees remain without basic rights

14 Aug 2018 | 12:53 AM

SWANKHAMORE (SAMBA): The country will celebrate its 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday but the third generation of nearly 1.5 lakh refugees, most of whom are Dalits, are still struggling to get themselves ‘liberated from the yoke of slavery’.

Guv briefed on I-Day arrangements

Guv briefed on I-Day arrangements

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Baseer Khan, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Law and Order, Munir Khan and Kashmir Inspector General of Police SP Pani met Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan on Monday.

Ahead of I-Day celebrations, police seek public cooperation

Ahead of I-Day celebrations, police seek public cooperation

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

SRINAGAR: Amid heightened security, the J&K Police have requested people in Kashmir to cooperate and ensure smooth passage of the Independence Day celebrations, while also asking its officers to ensure foolproof security measures.

In show of strength, Lal Singh to hold I-Day event

In show of strength, Lal Singh to hold I-Day event

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

JAMMU: Former minister and BJP MLA Choudhary Lal Singh on Monday announced that he would organise a parallel Independence Day function on Wednesday to show his strength.

School blast suspect who escaped custody held

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

DODA: Tanvir Ahmed, a suspect in the school bomb blast case who escaped the police custody on Thursday, was arrested from the Bhalla area of Bhaderwah on Sunday.

‘Chhari Mubarak’ kept for darshan in Srinagar

‘Chhari Mubarak’ kept for darshan in Srinagar

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

SRINAGAR: After performing puja, the holy mace ‘Chhari-Mubarak’ was kept for darshan at Shri Amareshwar Temple on Monday.

Frame policy to tackle faculty crisis in medical colleges: Guv

Frame policy to tackle faculty crisis in medical colleges: Guv

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

SRINAGAR: Asking the recruiting agencies to prioritise selections for the pending vacancies in the health and medical education department, Governor NN Vohra on Monday called for drawing a policy to overcome the acute and recurring human resource shortage in this critical sector.

In theatreless Kashmir, film treat gets bigger

In theatreless Kashmir, film treat gets bigger

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

SRINAGAR: There is some good news for cinema lovers as the Kashmir Film Fest is now getting star-studded, bigger and biannual.

224 backdoor appointments cancelled in Rajouri

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

RAJOURI: Assistant Commissioner (Development), Rajouri, Akhter Hussain Qazi has directed all Block Development Officers (BDOs) to submit their action taken report on Saturday as the administration cancelled all 224 backdoor appointments of gram rozgar sevaks, computer operators and technical assistants in Rajouri district.

PWD workers seek outstanding dues

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

DODA: Casual workers of the mechanical engineering department, a wing of the public works department (PWD), Doda, held a protest against the government and demanded release of their pending wages.

MLA inaugurates hotel at Sonamarg

MLA inaugurates hotel at Sonamarg

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

SRINAGAR: Country Inn and Suites by Mushtaq Group of Hotels and Resorts was inaugurated on Monday by Kangan MLA Mian Altaf at the tourist resort of Sonamarg on the Kashmir-Ladakh axis.

Finance dept’s revamped website launched

Finance dept’s revamped website launched

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra on Monday launched the revamped and upgraded website of the state’s finance department.

New MC chief reviews infra projects

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

SRINAGAR: The new Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Commissioner, Peerzada Hafizullah, on Monday held an introductory meeting with the staff of the corporation.

DPS to host tech event for Valley students

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

SRINAGAR: The local Delhi Public School (DPS) is all set to hold the biggest technical event for the schools in the Valley on August 19- 20.

Two-day folk fest begins

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

JAMMU: A two-day folk dance and music festival ‘Dharein Dhurhan Payeeya’ organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in collaboration with Government College for Women, Parade, was inaugurated on Monday.

Orientation programme

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

JAMMU: A two-day orientation programme was organised for the third and fifth semester students of the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) at the Yogananda College of Engineering and Technology.

Staff mourn death of Rajouri varsity VC’s mother

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

RAJOURI: The faculty, staff and students of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) have condoled the death of the mother of Prof Javed Musarrat, Vice Chancellor of the university.

Civil society calls for shutdown over 35A

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

SRINAGAR: The J&K Civil Society Coordination Committee has called for a statewide shutdown on August 27 to protest against what the group termed as an “onslaught” against Articles 35A and 370.

Health workers demand salaries

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

SRINAGAR: The female workers of the health and family welfare department on Monday protested against the non-payment of their salaries by the government.

Accounts association members protest

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

JAMMU: The Doda unit of the J&K Accounts Employees’ Association on Monday proceeded on one-day mass casual leave.

State set to get first ‘pink toilet’ in Udhampur

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

Jammu: Government College for Women, Udhampur, will soon become the first public space in the state to have a pink toilet.

J&K skater appointed selector for Asian meet

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

JAMMU: International skater and former skipper of the Indian roller skating team, Rajesh Anand, of J&K, has been appointed as a selector by the Roller Skating Federation of India to choose the national team for the prestigious Asian Roller Skating Championship slated to be held in South Korea from September 4 to 14.

BJP ignored farmers’ problems: NC leader

14 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

JAMMU: National Conference senior leader Ajay Sadhotra alleged that farmers were the worst sufferers under the BJP rule in the country as the party had ignored their problems.

Amarnath Yatra to remain temporarily suspended from Jammu

Amarnath Yatra to remain temporarily suspended from Jammu

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 PM

JAMMU: Ahead of the Indian and Pakistan Independence Day celebrations, authorities on Monday decided to suspend the Amarnath Yatra from Jammu for three days to ensure safety and security of the pilgrims.

Traffic suspended on Jammu-Srinagar national highway

13 Aug 2018 | 12:26 PM

JAMMU: Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was suspended on Monday after being blocked by multiple landslides triggered by heavy rain in Ramban and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Couple electrocuted to death

Couple electrocuted to death

13 Aug 2018 | 11:49 AM

JAMMU: A man and his wife were electrocuted to death after they came in contact with a live wire during heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district this morning, police said.

Civilian shot dead by militants in Pulwama

Civilian shot dead by militants in Pulwama

13 Aug 2018 | 11:12 AM

SRINAGAR: Suspected militants shot dead a civilian after abducting him from his house in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said on Monday.

J&K Diary

Former BJP ministers suffering from hangover

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

Even after breaking of the alliance with the PDP, former BJP ministers of the previous regime are finding it difficult to come out of the ‘hangover’ of power and treat themselves as simple legislators.

2018 sees highest ceasefire violations by Pak in 8 years

2018 sees highest ceasefire violations by Pak in 8 years

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

JAMMU: Even though the intensity of firing on the Line of Control (LoC) has come down and the International Border (IB) is witnessing peace, the ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the borders this year has been the highest in the past eight years.

Army organises fair for nomads in Doda

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

JAMMU: A three-day fair was organised for the Gujjar-Bakerwal population by the Army’s 10 Rashtriya Rifles in Gotul village of Doda district.

Panel to look into grievances of protesting SSA teachers

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

SRINAGAR: The administration has decided to constitute a fresh committee to sort out the issues of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers.

FTII conducts filmmaking courses for Valley youth

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

SRINAGAR: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTIl), Pune, the premier film education institute of the country, conducted two back-to-back courses in smartphone filmmaking.

Trust awards meritorious school, varsity students

Trust awards meritorious school, varsity students

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

UDHAMPUR: A programme was organised by the Martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan Memorial Trust to awarded 37 meritorious students of Udhampur for their exceptional performance in board and university examinations at the Brahma Rishi Bawra Shanti Vidya Peeth in Udhampur.

Governor for setting up of fruit processing units

Governor for setting up of fruit processing units

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra inaugurated the first harvest of the high-density plantation of apples at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir (SKUAST-K), by plucking some fruit from among the several varieties of high-density apples in its orchard here on Sunday.

Guv urged to check harassment of traders at Lakhanpur post

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), an amalgam of various traders’ bodies, on Sunday alleged harassment of traders at the Lakhanpur and Lower Munda posts.

9,000 complaints acted upon under Governor’s rule

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

Srinagar: Since the imposition of Governor’s rule from June 20 to August 10, the grievance cell has received 9,626 complaints of which 9,866 (including those received earlier) have been dealt with and forwarded to the quarters concerned for timely redressal.

Over 1 cr get Aadhaar cards

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir has crossed one-crore mark in Aadhaar enrolments, a senior government official said.

500 Kupwara locals fall ill after drinking ‘dirty’ water

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

SRINAGAR: Nearly 500 people on Sunday suffered from diarrhoea in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district after consuming “contaminated” water.

‘Chhari Mubarak’ taken to Sharika-Bhawani temple

‘Chhari Mubarak’ taken to Sharika-Bhawani temple

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

SRINAGAR: As part of age-old traditions related to the Amarnath yatra, the holy mace ‘Chhari Mubarak’ was carried to the Sharika-Bhawani temple, Hari Parbat, for prayers.

Coalition had okayed 200 flats for VIPs on silk industry land

Coalition had okayed 200 flats for VIPs on silk industry land

13 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

SRINAGAR: In a major setback to Kashmir’s age-old silk industry, the previous PDP-BJP government had approved the construction of nearly 200 VIP apartments on 92-kanal sericulture land in Srinagar.

Batch of 68 pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath shrine

Batch of 68 pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath shrine

11 Aug 2018 | 12:38 PM

JAMMU: The 40th batch of 68 pilgrims — the smallest so far — on Friday left the base camp here for the 3,880 metre high cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, the police said.

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