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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
report Times of India

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.

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
report Times of India

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

30 Jan 2006 description
report Times of India

JAMMU: The two sides of Kashmir, divided by the Line of Control (LoC), will have the second link when the route passing through Chakan Da Bagh will open on March 31, officials said on Monday.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has instructed all its public works agencies to complete the road construction work by that date, an official spokesman said.

Chief Secretary Vijay Bakaya has told senior officers the deadline for the second project must be met, according to the spokesman.

26 Dec 2005 description
report Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India are discussing a proposal to demilitarise Kashmir and introduce self-governance in the region whose ownership is disputed by the two countries, an official said here on Monday.

"The proposal was originally moved by President Pervez Musharraf and later this proposal was widely discussed and hailed by Kashmiri leaders," foreign office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam told a press briefing.

18 Oct 2005 description
report Times of India

MUZAFFARABAD: As Pakistani army helicopters rotate through the skies over quake-hit Kashmir making aid drops to isolated villages, another army of mujahedin, or Islamic warriors, is taking to the hills on foot.

But while the troops, mostly from outside Kashmir, drop food and water from their air, the mujahedin claim a special relationship with the territory and its people and can pinpoint aid where it is needed most.