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Politics over Kathua Rape-Murder leads to tension across Jammu

The brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old Bakerwal girl has polarised the normally peaceful town of Jammu, with the local Bar Association calling for a bandh against what it termed the “targeting of minority Dogras” while the state police...
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Two soldiers killed, one injured after Pakistan Army resorts to heavy shelling in Akhnoor

Two soldiers killed, one injured after Pakistan Army resorts to heavy shelling in Akhnoor

Two soldiers were killed in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said on Tuesday. The Pakistan Army resorted to heavy shelling and firing at Indian positions late on Monday in Akhnoor sector’s...
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Poonch Bar, Rajouri Lawyers, Jammu Chamber disassociate from Jammu bandh call

Poonch Bar, Rajouri Lawyers, Jammu Chamber disassociate from Jammu bandh call

Poonch bar association on Tuesday welcomed the lodging of an FIR against their counterparts in Kathua who tried to block challan in Asifa rape-and-murder case yesterday. General Secretary Poonch bar association Sajad Chouhan said that they welcome the FIR lodg...
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Amid high drama by lawyers, Crime Branch files charge-sheet in Kathua Rape-Murder case

Amid high drama by lawyers, Crime Branch files charge-sheet in Kathua Rape-Murder case

We filed charge-sheet against 7 accused: IGP Crime Kathua lawyers attempt to prevent filing of challan Jammu Bar calls shutdown on April 11 Amid high drama and protests by lawyers in court of Chief Judicial Magistrate to prevent filing of...
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Traffic violators handed over Challans, Helmets

Traffic violators handed over Challans, Helmets

After being strict with violators for two months, the traffic police on Thursday distributed crash helmets to the two-wheeler riders flouting the norm. Recently, most of the commuters have started wearing helmets after the strictness made by IGP (Traffic) Basa...
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JU impasse ends, suspension order of five students revoked

JU impasse ends, suspension order of five students revoked

Students call off strike as varsity agrees to meet their demands Bringing an end to the ongoing stalemate on the campus, the University of Jammu (JU) on Wednesday agreed to the protesting students’ demands, including revocation of suspension of the...
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Kathua girl was drugged, held captive in temple

Kathua girl was drugged, held captive in temple

Medical investigation into the rape and murder of Asifa has revealed the child was drugged and held captive inside a temple before she died of asphyxiation, an official said. Investigation into the rape and murder of Asifa, the eight-year-old victim...
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Devinder Singh a sikh leader slapped with PSA for ‘Mirpur-Kotli chalo’ call

Devinder Singh a sikh leader slapped with PSA for ‘Mirpur-Kotli chalo’ call

A Sikh leader, held last year for his alleged role in the some transaction case but released later on bail, has been detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) for making “provocative speeches”, the police said today. An advocate by profession,...
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Bhadarwah, Kishtwar observes shutdown aganist Shopian Killings

Bhadarwah, Kishtwar observes shutdown aganist Shopian Killings

Normal life was affected Tuesday in Bhadarwah and Kishtwar as the twin towns of Chenab valley observed a shutdown called by Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah and Imam of Jamia Masjid Kishtawar to express resentment over the killing of civilians during the...
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Indian, Pakistani troops exchange heavy fire on LoC

Indian, Pakistani troops exchange heavy fire on LoC

Indian and Pakistan soldiers traded heavy fire across the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said. The Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked heavy shelling and firing at Indian positions in Khari Karmara area...
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