Ceasefire violation by Pak continues, J&K posts targeted

Pakistani troops heavily shelled border hamlets and army posts along the LoC with mortar bombs for the eleventh consecutive day in two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, which witnessed two fresh ceasefire violations from across the border on Wednesday. The firing drew strong retaliation from the Indian army. “Pakistan violated the ceasefire twice today by resorting to heavy shelling of 120 mm, 81 mm and 60 mm mortar bombs on civilian areas and army posts along the LoC in Hamirpur and Mendhar sectors of Poonch district, which started around…

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J&K Deputy CM visits shelling affected hamlets

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh along with minister and others on Tuesday visited shelling hit areas in Poonch district and conveyed their condolences to the bereaved families who lost their family members in the shelling. Singh and Minister for Public Works Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari visited Balakote area and interacted with the people at village Hamirpur near LoC here, an official spokesman said. They were accompanied by MP, Jugal Kishore Sharma and Haveli MLA Shah Mohammad Tantray. The shelling on LoC in Balakote and Sawjian sectors in…

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Woman killed as heavy firing by Pak continues in Poonch, toll rises to six

A woman was killed in heavy firing and mortar bomb shelling by Pakistani troops at several Indian posts and civilian areas on Sunday, raising the death toll to six in multiple ceasefire violations along the LoC in Poonch district overnight. Army retaliated effectively and heavy exchanges are going on. Today is the eight day of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan, which has resorted to firing and mortar shelling along the LoC in Poonch district since August 9. Pakistani Army resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling on forward posts and…

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Buddha Amarnath Yatra to commence from today in Poonch hills

The annual pilgrimage to holy shrine of Buddha Amarnath in Mandi hills of the border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir will commence from August 17 this year. “The annual Buddha Amarnath yatra will commence from August 17 from Jammu. The first batch of pilgrims will leave for Poonch on the same day,” Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, Nisar Ahmed Wani said today. “Chhari Mubarak”, the holy mace of Lord Shiva, will be taken from Shree Dashami Akhara Mandir Poonch towards Himalayan shrine in Mandi Tehsil of Poonch district. Convening a meeting of…

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Altaf reviews road, college infrastructure in Poonch

Faizabad bridge at Surankot would be thrown open for public by March 2016, while work in double shifts is going on to restore Sheri Kashmir bridge Poonch within the next four months and Rs. 12 are being spent on construction of degree college at Surankote. This information was given to the Minister for R&B Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, while inspecting college and bridge sites here today. While speaking at a public meeting at Surankote, the Minister said that as Chairman of the District Development Board Poonch, he shall work to…

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