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Pakistan hands over body of BSF's Paritosh Mandal; sub-inspector had drowned in river along border at Jammu
India

Pakistan hands over body of BSF's Paritosh Mandal; sub-inspector had drowned in river along border at Jammu

Pakistan on Tuesday handed over to India the body of a Border Security Force sub-inspector who had drowned in a river along the Jammu International Border.

Six injured, including 12-yr-old after Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch for second consecutive day
India

Six injured, including 12-yr-old after Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch for second consecutive day

Six persons, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured as Pakistan violated the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

BSF sub-inspector suspected to have drowned in river along Jammu's International Border, say officials
India

BSF sub-inspector suspected to have drowned in river along Jammu's International Border, say officials

A 54-year-old sub-inspector of the BSF is suspected to have drowned in a swollen river along the International Border in Jammu, officials said on Sunday.

Govt gives residents of J&K's border areas set-top boxes to disseminate 'authentic' info in places with connectivity issues
Politics

Govt gives residents of J&K's border areas set-top boxes to disseminate 'authentic' info in places with connectivity issues

Minister of State for prime minister's office Jitendra Singh on Sunday distributed free Doordarshan set-top boxes to beneficiaries near the border area. Singh said, 'Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided these set-top boxes to the border residents with an aim to disseminate authentic information at the places where connectivity remains a major issue'. The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Lok Sabha on 28 June.

Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir to be held by year-end, says Amit Shah; claims improvement in law and order situation
Politics

Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir to be held by year-end, says Amit Shah; claims improvement in law and order situation

Amit Shah on Friday promised that Assembly elections will be held in Jammu and Kashmir by this year end even as moved a resolution for extension of President's Rule in the state

Five-year-old, BSF sub-inspector killed in shelling along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch; 14, including 9 civilians, injured
India

Five-year-old, BSF sub-inspector killed in shelling along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch; 14, including 9 civilians, injured

A five-year-old girl and a BSF sub-inspector were killed on Monday as Pakistan Army resorted to mortar shelling and firing of small arms on villages and army posts while 14 others were injured in the cross-border firing

'Where is the promised land?': Border residents in J&K bearing brunt of ceasefire violations unhappy with Centre
India

'Where is the promised land?': Border residents in J&K bearing brunt of ceasefire violations unhappy with Centre

It has become a sad way of life for border town residents, who are forced to leave their homes and cattle when the two rival countries exchange fire.

Border Security Force apprehends 50-year-old Pakistani national in Gujarat's Rann of Kutch
India

Border Security Force apprehends 50-year-old Pakistani national in Gujarat's Rann of Kutch

The BSF guards the Rann of Kutch area that forms part of the India-Pakistan International Border

Amid anti-Pakistan hysteria, pollsters believe Opposition scoring self-goal by questioning Modi on IAF air strikes
Politics

Amid anti-Pakistan hysteria, pollsters believe Opposition scoring self-goal by questioning Modi on IAF air strikes

C-Voter has not published any poll after the military strike, but its founder said Modi’s approval rating has soared to levels not seen since mid-2017, according to C-Voter’s estimates

In Balakot air strike, BJP has found electoral agenda to slam Opposition, reconnect voters with Brand Modi
Politics

In Balakot air strike, BJP has found electoral agenda to slam Opposition, reconnect voters with Brand Modi

By questioning the Balakot air strike, Opposition leaders helped the BJP in giving a nationalist and pro-forces twist to the February crisis between India and Pakistan

Schools in Jammu and Kashmir within 5 km of International Border and LoC to be closed today, exams rescheduled
India

Schools in Jammu and Kashmir within 5 km of International Border and LoC to be closed today, exams rescheduled

All government and private schools within a range of 5 kilometers from the International Border will remain closed on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district as per orders of the District Development Commissioner of Samba.

IAF strikes JeM camp: Jammu and Kashmir border residents appeal for peace, say war no solution to India-Pakistan conflict
India

IAF strikes JeM camp: Jammu and Kashmir border residents appeal for peace, say war no solution to India-Pakistan conflict

Residents living along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir have appealed for dialogue between India and Pakistan fearing an escalation of the situation between the neighbouring countries after IAF aircrafts struck JeM camp in Pakistan

Pakistan resorts to shelling, firing along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch; violates ceasefire for third consecutive day
India

Pakistan resorts to shelling, firing along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch; violates ceasefire for third consecutive day

The year 2018 had witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations - 2,936 - by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the India-Pakistan border.

Migration in Uttarakhand: 25% of villages without access to roads; residents lament lack of govt accountability, forced to abandon state
India

Migration in Uttarakhand: 25% of villages without access to roads; residents lament lack of govt accountability, forced to abandon state

According to government data, 34,000 kilometres of road has been laid in Uttarakhand over the past 18 years, but only 24,000 kilometres is concretised.

Migration in Uttarakhand: As crisis plagues hill state, govt survey finds 50% villagers left gram panchayats in search of jobs
India

Migration in Uttarakhand: As crisis plagues hill state, govt survey finds 50% villagers left gram panchayats in search of jobs

"We might as well have not separated from Uttar Pradesh if this was going to be the state of affairs" — this is the common train of thought that villagers in Uttarakhand have been voicing. Reason: the 40-year-old problem of mass migration that continues to hold the hilly region in its grip.

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 2,936 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2018, leading to 61 casualties, injuries to 250 people
India

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 2,936 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2018, leading to 61 casualties, injuries to 250 people

Shelling and firing by Pakistani troops was "very heavy" in 2018, virtually making the 2003 India-Pakistan ceasefire "redundant", officials said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BSF chief hint at surgical strikes-like attack on Pakistan, say death of jawan has been avenged
India

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BSF chief hint at surgical strikes-like attack on Pakistan, say death of jawan has been avenged

In a cryptic statement, home minister Rajnath Singh suggested that India launched surgical strikes on Pakistan. The comments come after a BSF jawan was killed at the border.

Rajnath Singh tells BSF top brass to 'take strongest action against Pakistani troops' involved in killing jawan Narendra Kumar
India

Rajnath Singh tells BSF top brass to 'take strongest action against Pakistani troops' involved in killing jawan Narendra Kumar

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has told the Border Security Force (BSF) to take strongest possible action against the Pakistani troops, who slit a BSF jawan's throat along the International Border near Jammu.

BSF registers protest over 'unsoldierly' murder of head constable Narendra Kumar; Pakistan Rangers denies role
India

BSF registers protest over 'unsoldierly' murder of head constable Narendra Kumar; Pakistan Rangers denies role

Sources said that the BSF spoke to the Pakistan Rangers in the afternoon, when it "denied any hand" in the killing of Head Constable Narender Singh on Wednesday.

Son of Narendra Kumar, BSF jawan slain on International Border, asks government to deliver justice for his father
India

Son of Narendra Kumar, BSF jawan slain on International Border, asks government to deliver justice for his father

The body of the BSF head constable, who went missing after an unprovoked firing by Pakistan in Jammu's Ramgarh sector in Kashmir on Tuesday, was found with multiple bullet injuries on his torso, even on his neck.