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  • Additional fund of Rs 110 cr allocated this fiscal for Border areas development: Kiren Rijiju

    Kiren Rijiju

    Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju informed the Lok Sabha that additional fund of 110 crore rupees has been allocated this fiscal for the development of border areas, taking the total amount to 1,100 crore rupees. 

    The budgetary allocation under Border Area Development Programme for the financial year 2016-17 was 990 crore rupees. Replying to a question, Rijiju said, the budgetary allocation for the current financial year of 2017-18 is 1,100 crore rupees, which is 110 crore rupees more than what it was in the previous fiscal. 

  • J&K: Gunbattle breaks out at DPS Srinagar in wee hours

    DPS Srinagar In Wee Hours

    New Delhi: In Jammu and Kashmir, a gunbattle broke out at DPS Srinagar in the wee hours on Sunday as security forces launched an offensive to flush out terrorists who took refuge inside the school after attacking CRPF personnel in Pantha chowk area yesterday evening.

    A police official said, the exchange of firing between security forces and terrorists began around 3.40 AM and is going on intermittently.

  • J&K: Terrorists attack BSF camp in Srinagar, 3 jawans injured, one terrorist killed

    BSF Camp In Srinagar

    In Jammu and Kashmir, a group of terrorists attacked a BSF camp near Srinagar airport early this morning. Terrorists hurled grenades and resorted to heavy firing at BSF camp in Humhama. Heavy firing and loud explosions could be heard in the area. 

    Three BSF personnel were reportedly injured in the attack. State Director General of Police Dr SP Vaid told AIR that security forces killed one terrorist, while operation is still continuing to neutralised the remaining terrorists. Airport operations have been suspended as the security forces are fighting terrorists holed up in the 182nd battalion headquarters of BSF. This battalion is entrusted with security of runway of the Srinagar airport.

  • J&K: Three militants killed in encounter in Anantnag

    Militants Killed In JK

    In Jammu and Kashmir, three militants were killed by the security forces in an encounter in Anantnag district of south Kashmir yesterday.

    Defence spokesman told that the encounter broke out at around 8 pm at Wanihama village of Anantnag district, following an anti-militancy operation launched by the security forces.He said three militants were killed in the ensuing gunbattle. Two among three killed are believed to be locals and third one a Pakistani.

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Cloudburst in Doda district, 3 killed and many trapped

    Cloudburst In Doda District

    Three people have been killed and several houses and shops destroyed as flash floods in the result of a cloudburst unleashed wreck in Doda District of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours today.

    The cloudburst took place around 2 am on Thursday at Thatri Town of the district, causing flash floods.

  • NIA to produce Watali before Patiala House Court in connection with terror funding case in J&K


    National Investigation Agency will today produce Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, arrested in connection with terror funding case in Jammu and Kashmir, before the Special NIA Judge at Patiala House Court in New Delhi. Yesterday, Watali has been arrested following the searches conducted by the agency at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir belonging to his relatives and employees.

  • Pak again violates ceasefire in Arnia sector of Jammu district in wee hours today; One BSF soldier martyred

    Arnia Sector Of Jammu District

    In Jammu and Kashmir a BSF jawan was martyred as Pakistan's forces resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing in Arnia sector along the International Border in Jammu district today. BSF sources told AIR that the Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked firing and shelling on Indian positions and civilian areas in Arnia sector around 1 am today.

    In the firing Constable Bijender Bahadur hailing from U.P. who was deployed at a forward post was injured seriously. The jawan succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital. BSF troops guarding the border retaliated the firing and gave a befitting reply.The intermittently exchange of fire was still on.

  • Security forces have killed 92 terrorist this year

    Indian Security Force

    As many as 92 terrorist were killed in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) by security forces till July 2 this year, compared to 79 during the same period in 2016.  The stats released by the Home Ministry indicate gain by security forces against terrorist, following ramped up counter-terrorism efforts. An official said most of the terrorist killed this year were prominent operatives. As many as 72 and 67 terrorist were killed in counter –insurgency operation in 2012 and 2013 respectively, during the UPA tenure. Also this has resulted in far improved responses by security forces against attacks on their personnel and installations, an official said. There’s a need to continue this movement for more long – term gains against terrorist. 

  • Terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki threatened India again

    Abdul Rahman Makki

    NewsMantra Bureau

    Mastermind of Mumbai attacks Abdul Rehman Makki threatened India again in the press conference held in Faisalabad of Pakistan. By pointing on Kashmir he said that the attacks on Kashmir will increase. After the house arrest of mastermind Hafis Sayeed Makki handled the position of Jamat-Ud- Dava. 

  • Two terrorists killed in encounter with security forces at Sopore in Baramulla district of J&K

    Sopore In Baramulla District

    In Jammu and Kashmir, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces at Sopore in Baramulla district today. Police said, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Check-e-Brath area of Sopore, based on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists there. Police said, as the forces were conducting the operation, the terrorists fired upon them. The forces retaliated, resulting in an encounter in which two terrorists were gunned down. The operation is still on.

  • Two terrorists killed in Kulgam district of J&K

    Jk Shopian

    In Jammu and Kashmir, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district early this morning. 

    Defence spokesperson Lt Col Rajesh Kalia said, the encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Gopalpora on specific information about the movement of terrorists in the area. 

  • ‘One Nation One Tax’ regime to be cleared in Jammu and Kashmir by July 6

    One Nation One Tax

    Jammu and Kashmir is the only state which has not yet implemented the new tax regime which came into force in the country from July 1. It is likely to clear the legislation by July 6. State Finance Minister, Haseeb Drabu attended the midnight launch of GST in Central Hall of Parliament said that in view of differences among the political parties, the state government had set up an all-party consultative group to find a common opinion from one and all. After the second meeting of the consultative group yesterday, the government declared that the parties were in agreement on the extension of the new tax regime.