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04 Jun 2018 description
report Times of India


  • India and Pakistan had on May 29 vowed to “fully implement” the pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit” forthwith
  • But on Sunday, Pakistani forces started unprovoked firing, targeting a BSF post along the IB around 1.15 am
  • The latest deaths in the Pakistani firing raised the casualty figure during ceasefire violations along the IB and the LoC in J&K this year to 46

By Sanjay Khajuria

29 Aug 2016 description
report Times of India

TNN | Aug 29, 2016, 05.35 AM IST


•The govt has proposed a Rs 2,000-crore package for people displaced from PoK living in India
•The home ministry is expected to place the details of the package before the Cabinet for approval soon •The government has maintained that PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan are part of J&K

22 Dec 2015 description
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Dhananjay Mahapatra | TNN | Dec 22, 2015, 05.12 AM IST

New Delhi: Braving the bloodbath of partition, they migrated from Pakistan's Sialkot to villages in Jammu hoping for a better future but after 70 years, they are knocking at the Supreme Court's door protesting denial of permanent resident status, right to education, employment and voting in Jammu and Kashmir.

15 Jan 2015 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI: NIA on Wednesday arrested three top commanders of NDFBS, one of whom spearheaded the massacre of 78 people in Assam.

Ajoy Basumatary, commander of the 3rd battalion of the outfit was arrested from Kohima in Nagaland.

He was instrumental in killing of women and children, some just a few months old, in Sonitpur.

The agency has also recovered from the accused mobile phones and documents that have considerable information on the top leadership of the outfit.

17 Dec 2014 description
report Times of India

Bharti Jain,TNN | Dec 16, 2014, 10.07 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh seeking refuge in India will be granted a five-year long term visa (LTV) instead of a one-year visa, based on recommendation of the state government or UT administration. Besides, powers have been delegated to the FRRO/FRO to extend a short-term visa for this category of foreign nationals for a period of six months.

13 Nov 2014 description
report Times of India

Deeptiman Tiwary,TNN | Nov 13, 2014, 05.44 AM IST

NEW DELHI: If the government was under the impression that the massive relief work carried out by armed forces during the Jammu and Kashmir deluge has won hearts of all those who reside in the valley, CRPF DG Dilip Trivedi on Wednesday struck a note of caution. Reflecting an understanding of the Kashmiri anger, Trivedi said a month of relief work cannot achieve such a feat and would require consistent work.

11 Oct 2014 description
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Rohan Dua,TNN | Oct 11, 2014, 06.15 AM IST

ARNIA/PARGWAL (Jammu): With overpowering pain in her right arm, 41-year-old Neha Devi looked agitated while Kiran Bala (36) sobbed. The two from Arnia sub sector were wounded in cross-border shelling from Pakistan on Thursday. They are among thousands of civilians, who are too frightened to return to their homes even as nine days of firing and mortar shelling from across the border has de-escalated.

03 Oct 2014 description
report Times of India

JAMMU: A teenage girl was killed and four persons were injured as Pakistani troops targeted villages and Indian forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district in a ceasefire violation for the third consecutive day on Friday.

Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling and small arms fire on several border hamlets and forward posts in Sabjian belt this evening, police officials said.

Indian troops retaliated in equal measure triggering an exchange of fire, they said.

11 Sep 2014 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Authorities in Jammu & Kashmir collected the bodies of women and children floating in the streets on Thursday as anger mounted over what many survivors said was a bungled operation to help those caught in the region's worst flooding in 50 years.

Both the Indian and Pakistan sides have been hit by extensive flooding in recent days, and about 450 people have been killed, with J&K's capital city Srinagar particularly hard hit.

08 Sep 2014 description
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TNN & Agencies | Sep 8, 2014, 12.45 AM IST

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: The death toll in Jammu & Kashmir's swamped districts from swirling waters of Jhelum, Chenab and Tawi and their tributaries rose to 150 with at least 50 more fatalities reported from various districts on Sunday. Numerous people were marooned even as relief efforts intensified with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who surveyed the extent of devastation from air, announcing Rs 1000 crore in aid for the pummeled state, describing its worst floods in 50 years as a national calamity.

28 Sep 2011 description
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Yudhvir RanaYudhvir Rana, TNN | Sep 28, 2011, 06.43AM IST

ATTARI: Fearing polio virus threat from Pakistan, the ministry of health and family welfare has begun anti-polio vaccination drive at Attari land and rail border. Under this all children between 0 to 5 years, arriving in India from Pakistan are being administered polio drops.

Polio virus importation from Pakistan is a major threat after dengue virus.

29 Apr 2011 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI: Keen to avail last year's special surrender and rehabilitation policy, 725 Kashmiri families have approached the Jammu and Kashmir government to facilitate the homecoming of their relatives who crossed over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) during 1989-2009 to embrace militancy.

Sources in the home ministry said a high-level committee, comprising representatives of the state government, ministry of home affairs, Army and others will scrutinize the applications and verify the antecedents of the militants who want to surrender and live a peaceful life.

25 Feb 2010 description
report Times of India

SRINAGAR: Curfew was clamped in Pattan town of north Kashmir this evening after clashes broke out between two sects of "Muslims that left 20 people injured, one of them critically, and damaged nearly 25 shops.

Ghulam Hassan Mir, who was hit on the head during the clashes, was initially declared brought dead at a hospital here but later authorities clarified that he was in a critical condition at the S K Institute of medical sciences, Soura.

The clashes broke out at Baramulla's Hyderbaig-pattan, 27 kms from here, when people belonging to a particular sect were erecting a …

18 Feb 2010 description
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ISLAMABAD: At least 41 people were killed and more than 60 injured in twin-suicide bomb attacks Pakistan's north-western tribal region of Khyber.

The first blast occurred near a mosque and compound of militants in a crowded market place of Tirah Valley in Khyber, an area famous for selling hashish. Twenty seven people were left dead and more than 40 were injured. Within hours of the first attack, another blast hit a cattle market in Darmela area of Khyber, killing 14 people and injuring more than 20.

09 Oct 2009 description
report Times of India

PESHAWAR: At least 49 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a massive suicide bomb blast in a crowded area of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar as government vowed to launch ground offensive against Taliban militants in South Waziristan-the hub of militancy in Pakistan.

The Friday's bombing at Peshawar's Khyber Bazaar was the latest in a series of recent bombings across north-western Pakistan.

30 Dec 2008 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: The Indian Army on Tuesday denied there was a build-up of troops on the border and said they were only on alert after Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi asked New Delhi to "relocate forces to peacetime locations".

28 Dec 2008 description
report Times of India

EW DELHI/BEHRAMPORE: After days of feverish speculation about a military build-up and a possible India-Pak conflict, tensions appeared to have thinned considerably on Saturday, with both sides disclaiming any intent to initiate hostilities.

The Pakistani leadership, which had orchestrated a war frenzy to distract international attention from the Mumbai 26/11 attacks, suddenly lowered the ante as its shrewd gameplan to use the fear of conflict to its benefit appeared to have paid off, with Mumbai moving into the background.

India also helped cool matters by pointedly disputing reports …

05 Dec 2008 description
report Times of India

ISLAMABAD: At least 20 people, including three children, were killed and about 40 others injured in a powerful bomb blast targeting a prayer hall of Several killed in bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan.

25 Aug 2008 description
report Times of India

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistani Taliban's offer of a unilateral ceasefire has been rejected by the government, which has said the militants should first surrender their arms if they are serious about peace talks.

Taliban spokesman Maulvi Omar announced the truce yesterday after consultations between the militants and a tribal jirga or council to pave the way for talks with the government.

Taliban has accepted the jirga's request that militants should suspend all actions against security forces, he said, adding they were ready to hold talks with the government if operations against …

20 Feb 2007 description
report Times of India

Indrani Bagchi

NEW DELHI: Terror claimed numerous innocent lives on Sunday but it seems to have failed to achieve its larger objective to derail the ongoing peace process between India and Pakistan.