Kishtwar to observe shutdown, Transporters, Fruit growers extend support to Aug 12 strike call

Kishtwar to observe shutdown, Transporters, Fruit growers extend support to Aug 12 strike call

Shutdown has been called in Kishtwar district tomorrow against attempts to abrogate Article 35-A which grants state’s legislature power to define the permanent residents. Imam Jamia Masjid Kishtwar Farooq Ahmed Kitchloo called for a complete shutdown on August 12 to...
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India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC, 5 civilians killed scores injured

India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC, 5 civilians killed scores injured

Five civilians were killed as the armies of India and Pakistan traded heavy fire along the Line of Control in Poonch sector, reports said. An official said that Mohammad Showkat and his wife Shafiya were killed after a shell fired...
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Guns roar again along LoC, GREF driver killed, BSF man among 7 injured in Pak shelling

Guns roar again along LoC, GREF driver killed, BSF man among 7 injured in Pak shelling

A GREF driver was killed and seven others including a BSF man injured in cross Line of Control (LoC) shelling by Pakistan Army in Krishna Ghati and Mankote sectors of Mendhar tehsil in Poonch district on Thursday. Defence sources said...
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PDP unlikely to surrender Poonch seat to BJP

Even as the BJP is staking its claim on the Legislative Council seat reserved for Poonch district, sources said the PPDwas unlikely to leave the seat for its coalition partner as the party had set a target to make the...
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Muslims object to use of loudspeakers in Hindu temple; leads to tension in Poonch

Muslims object to use of loudspeakers in Hindu temple; leads to tension in Poonch

Tension gripped Poonch this morning as news spread about some youths of the majority community forcibly entering Lakshmi Narayan Temple at Jhullas the previous evening and manhandling youths of the minority community while objecting to the use of a loudspeaker...
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College students ‘beaten up’ by jawans, block road in Surankote

Students of Government Degree College in Surankote today held a protest against the Army for allegedly disrupting regular college affairs in the name of ex-servicemen rally at Surankote. The students alleged that they were also beaten up by soldiers. They...
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Pak rains mortars in Poonch district

Pak rains mortars in Poonch district

Pakistan is paying no heed to the Director General-level agreement between the BSF and its Rangers as its army again pounded posts along the Line of Control in the Balakote and Krishna Ghati (KG) sectors of Poonch district last night...
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Undertrial escapes from police custody, Four cops suspended

Undertrial escapes from police custody, Four cops suspended

An undertrial prisoner escaped from the custody of police when he was being taken to a local court in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, following which four police personnel were suspended. Imtiaz Ahmed, who was arrested on charges of...
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Two civilians injured in suspected blast along LoC in Poonch

Two civilians injured in suspected blast along LoC in Poonch

Two civilians were injured in a suspected blast on a track along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night. “There was a suspected blast on a track along the borderline in Poonch district...
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Pakistan can’t claim an inch, says Mehbooba

Pakistan can’t claim an inch, says Mehbooba

Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti today said her party wanted to resolve the Kashmir issue, which if left unsettled could trigger another war between India and Pakistan. Addressing a public rally in Poonch here today, she said: “Both India...
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