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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
report Times of India

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.