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Army pay tribute to soldier killed in Pak shelling
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)- The Army today bid farewell to Lance Naik Sam Abraham who was killed in ceasefire violation in Sunderbani sector of J&K. A defence spokesman said a wreath laying ceremony was organized in honour of the brave heart Lance Naik Sam Abraham, who laid down his life guarding the Nation’s frontiers while serving at the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector (J&K). A military send-off was organized, wherein, GOC Crossed Swords Division among other military dignitaries, laid wreaths on behalf of Lt Gen D Anbu, Army Commander, Northern Command and Lt Gen ...

Two civilians killed,Solider martyred in Pakistan firing
Dy CM pays homage to martyred solider
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)-Two civilians were killed and a solider attained martyrdom in Pakistan shelling on Saturday. Reports said Pakistan troops shelled forward border outposts and targeted civilian areas along International Border and the Line of Control across Jammu region today. In the exchange of fire, Sepoy Mandeep Singh was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries. Mandeep Singh, 23, belonged to village Alampur, District Sangroor, Punjab and is survived by his father Gurnaam Singh. Meanwhile, Pakistani Rangers also targeted civilian areas in R S Pura, Arnia a...

Forward areas of 5 districts affected by sudden spurt in cross-border firing: Govt
‘Administration taking all possible measures to avoid further loss of life, damage to property’
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)-The Government today informed the House that there has been sudden spurt in firing from across the border along the International Border and Line of Control during the past few days in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch districts. Responding to the concern expressed by the members over the loss of human lives, livestock and damage to the properties in border shelling, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the House that the district administrations of the affected districts including Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch are ...

JK Minister takes stock of arrangements at relief camps
Expresses solidarity with shelling hit people
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham, Lal Choudhary today visited R S Pura to take stock of the arrangements put in place at the relief camps established at several places in R S Pura for people affected in cross border firing in R S Pura and Suchetgarh sectors. Interacting with shelling affected people of the area putting up at several relief camps in R S Pura, Sham Choudhary expressed solidarity assuring that the Government would extend every possible support to them for their safe and secure stay. Chairing a meeting of officers of Polic...

Dy CM anguished over border killings, terms victims as Martyrs
visits border firing victims at GMC
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, today expressed grief and anguish over the killing of three persons during border shelling. In a statement, the Deputy Chief Minister expressed anguish over firing and shelling from across the LoC and International Border and called for ending the hostilities. He said the brunt of border skirmishes is being faced by the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially those living in forward areas. Deputy Chief Minister expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul and said that th...

Mehbooba anguished over cross border killings
Directs providing specialised treatment to injured, setting up of camps for affected people
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and anguish over the killing of three persons during the cross border shelling in the RS Pura, Suchetgarh and Arnia sectors today. The Chief Minister said that it is very unfortunate that the people of border areas in the State continue to bear the brunt of cross border fire power. She said today’s incidents of shelling are a proof of her assertion that the people of the State are the worst victims of acrimony between the two neighbouring countries while appealing for cessation of hostilities on the borders. Meanwhile, Mehbooba Mufti has directed the Jammu divisional administration to ensure specialized...

Two civilians & BSF jawan killed,fourteen others injured in Pakistan firing
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)- Two civilians and a BSF jawan were killed while fourteen others including two BSF personnel were injured in the shelling today. Reports said that Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy firing and shelling along the IB in several areas in R S Pura, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors today. Pakistan Rangers targeted around 40 Border Out Posts (BoPs) in three sectors using 82 mm and 52 mortar bombs, automatic and small weapons, reports said. Pakistani troops have targeted over 40 civilian villages in Arnia, R S Pura and Ramgarh sectors along the IB till now. According to reports two civilians, including a woman, and a BSF Jawan were killed while 14 others...

JK Minister tours Border firing effected villages
Samba, January 18, (Scoop News)- The Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash today toured border villages Mahal Sahan, Jhar, Keso and Kamore camp of Ramgarh Tehsil and assessed the problems faced by people due to cross border firing. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Sheetal Nanda, SSP Anil Magotra and other officials. The Minister met various public delegations at these villages and heard demands raised by these people. He directed officials to prepare beforehand for dealing with any untoward incidence and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures in case of rescue...

Govt forcefully defending State’s position on Article 35A: Law Minister
Abdul Haq outlines roadmap for advancing JK’s justice delivery system; ‘9603 cases disposed by High Court, 22050 by Subordinate Courts; Law Commission to be made functional soon to review redundant laws’
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq today reiterated that the government is forcefully defending JK’s stated position on Article 35A and other such litigations pending in the courts. Winding up the discussion on the Demand for Grants of Law and allied Departments in the Legislative Assembly, Minister said the department has hired the services of a battery of senior most advocates of the country including Fali S Nariman, Shekhar Naphade, Rakesh Dwivedi and KV Viswanathan to vigorously pursue these litigations and put across the State’s position...

JK BJP State President pays homage to martyr BSF Head Constable A Suresh
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- J&K BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma today laid wreaths on the mortal remains of BSF Head Constable Suresh hailing from Tamil Nadu, who was martyred in an unprovoked firing and shelling by Pakistani troops on Indian positions along the International Border in R. S. Pura sector of Jammu at BSF Camp, Ploura. Sat Sharma while paying tributes to the martyred soldier said that Pakistan is feeling frantic by the fitting reply by Indian Armed Forces and particularly the apt action of Indian Forces in Uri and so resorting to such mean behaviour of unprovoked f...

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