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Pak pounds IB hamlets with mortar bombs
10/22/2016 11:45:53 PM
Jammu, Oct 22: Escalating cross border firing, Pakistani Rangers overnight pounded border hamlets and outposts with mortar shells and opened fire from automatic weapons in R S Pura sector of Jammu district. "There has been heavy firing and mortar shelling along the IB in R S Pura belt during the night", Inspector General of BSF, D K Uphadayaya said today. The fresh firing and shelling comes after Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire six times yesterday.Seven Pakistani Rangers and a terrorist were killed and three others seriously injured in retaliatory firing by BSF troops along the International border. The IG said the areas which came under fire along the IB include Karotana Khurd and Abdullian. "We have asked the authorities to ensure safety of the people as firing and shelling exchanges have increased. We do not want civilians to suffer", the IG said. He said Pakistani Rangers tried to snipe at a jawan on a Observation tower but he jumped from it. The jawan injured his feet in the process. Due to firing and shelling in the border areas, over 1000 people living close to the IB in Hiranagar and other places have migrated to safety. "Apart from firing, Pakistani Rangers fired 60 and 81 mm mortar bomb shells intermittently from 11 PM and it continued till early morning in Bidipur and Karotana in Suchetgarh sub-sector", Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh said....
Two JeM militants arrested in Baramulla
10/22/2016 11:45:49 PM
Srinagar, Oct 22: In a massive crackdown on terrorism in the valley, two locals Jaish-e-Mohammad militants have been arrested in Kanispora area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. The militants were nabbed in a joint search operation launched last night by the 52 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group (SOG) Baramulla. Ammunition besides an AK 47, a pistol and grenades were recovered from them, including Jaish and Hizbul Mujahideen stamps. Meanwhile, in a major breakthrough regarding national security, a Pakistani spy was arrested in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir as he was making attempts to escape. The spy named Bodh Raj was held along with two Pakistani SIM cards and a...
Govt in ‘mission mode’ to expand aviation sector: PM
10/22/2016 11:45:44 PM
Vadodara, Oct 22: Accusing previous governments of having "no vision" for aviation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government is working in a "mission mode" for expansion of the sector and has put in place the country's first integrated policy to tap the potential of small cities. He was speaking after dedicating the new integrated terminal building of the airport here, which is now the second green airport of the country after Kochi. Modi noted that India in the near future would probably become the third country in the world in terms of airport activity benchmarks with more middle-class families aspiring to travel by air. The Prime Minister said the country is very huge an...
Mobile phones banned from Cabinet meetings
10/22/2016 11:45:36 PM
NEW DELHI, Oct 22: In a move aimed at checking any possibility of leakage of information through hacking of communication devices, Union Ministers have been asked not to carry mobile phones in Cabinet meetings. The Cabinet Secretariat has recently issued a directive to private secretaries of the concerned ministers in this regard. “It has been decided that smartphones/mobile phones will henceforth not be permitted inside the meeting venues of Cabinet/Cabinet Committees,” it said. The private secretaries have been asked to appropriately brief the ministers on this. The move assumes significance as security agencies have raised doubts over the security of mobile phones which are prone to ...
Curfew lifted from six areas of Srinagar
10/22/2016 11:45:31 PM
Srinagar, Oct 22: Curfew was today lifted from six police station areas of the city but normal life remained affected in Kashmir for the 106th straight day due to the separatist-sponsored strike. Curfew was imposed yesterday in six police station areas of the city. A police official said the situation in the summer capital here and elsewhere in the Valley was under control, even as a youth died during clashes between protestors and security forces in Budgam district of central Kashmir yesterday. The official, however, said restrictions on assembly of four or more people were in place throughout the valley for maintaining law and order. Security forces have been deployed in strength at v...
Rajnath to flag Pak-sponsored terrorism in JK with Bahrain
10/22/2016 11:45:27 PM
New Delhi, Oct 22: Pakistan-sponsored cross border terrorism will be highlighted before the top leadership of Bahrain by Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his three-day visit to the Gulf kingdom beginning tomorrow during which both sides will discuss on how to enhance anti-terror cooperation. Singh will meet Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa and will discuss with them various bilateral issues. Pakistan's continuous support to cross border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir is expected to be raised by the Home Minister in his meetings with the top leadership of Bahrain, official sources said...
Spy held for passing vital information on Army to Pakistan
10/22/2016 11:45:21 PM
Jammu, Oct 22: A Pakistani spy was arrested from Samba district for passing on vital information regarding deployment and movement of security forces to Pakistan. Two Pakistani SIM cards and a map showing deployment of security forces was recovered from his possession. "Based on information received from Military Intelligence on involvement of one Bodh Raj of village Changiia of Jammu district for his espionage activities and passing on vital information regarding deployment and movement of security forces and Army to Pakistan, a special search operation was launched in Ramgarh sector of Samba," SSP, Samba, Joginder Singh said. During the search operation, Raj was found roaming in suspic...
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