Pak firing triggers fresh migration along LoC

Truce violation in Balakot, 500 more villagers take refuge in relief camps The constant fear of mortar shelling and firing from the Pakistan side has triggered fresh migration from villages close to the Line of Control in Rajouri district, with nearly 500 more border villagers reaching relief camps till Wednesday evening. The fresh migration has been reported from Pukharni, Lam and Jahangar areas close to the LoC. The administration is expecting more migration from border belts in view of the growing apprehension of fresh firing and shelling from the other side…

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri; 1500 border dwellers shifted to safer areas

Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the third consecutive day on Monday. Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the third consecutive day on Monday by firing small arms on forward posts and four hamlets in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district even as authorities shifted more than 1,500 border dwellers to safer areas. “There was fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district. They resorted to small arms firing on forward areas and four hamlets since 1600 hours today,” Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Shahid…

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Pak shelling leaves villagers shocked at LoC

Damaged roofs, shattered windows and locked houses present a grim picture of heavy Pakistani shelling all along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Nowshera sector. The 85 mm and 120 mm mortars claimed two lives and injured three others in the area. People have been forced to leave their houses unattended and head towards migrant camps at safer places due to which villages all along the LoC look deserted. Jhangar is the last village of the Nowshera sector beyond which lies the LoC and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) from where…

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Wife killed, Husband injured during Pak shelling in Nowshera

The Pakistani army resorted to heavy mortar shelling over the areas along the Line of Control in Nowshera subdivision on Wednesday, killing a woman and damaging a school. The shelling also set off migration from a few areas with about 15 families from the Jhanjar sector heading for a camp set up at Nowshera. On Wednesday night, 40-year-old woman Akhter Bibi was killed while her husband Mohd Haneef received serious splinter injuries when a shell landed on their home. Haneef was rushed to the Sub-district Hospital at Nowshera. “The Pakistan…

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Three Cops injured, Car, Police vehicle set on fire in Rajouri

Residents protest killing of youth by rashly driven car After a youth was dragged and crushed to death by a rashly driven car near District Hospital at about 9.30 pm on Sunday, residents of the area held violent protest against the police alleging delayed action against the accused. Protesters also set on fire a “Rakshak” vehicle of the police near the hospital and car of the accused near the Khandli bridge. In the police-public clash, which continued till 11.30 pm, three policemen received injuries. Twenty-year-old Danish Malik, son of Ghulam…

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Mughal Road major security concern: Johnny William

The security grid has been tightened in the frontier districts of Rajouri and Poonch following sacrilegious acts at two Jammu temples, threats by militants to disturb and attack the Amarnath yatra and exfiltration attempt by three Kashmiri youths for arms training. Johnny William, DIG, Rajouri-Poonch police range, said additional police posts had been set up on the Mughal Road and security tightened around all religious places in both districts. “Though no infiltration has been reported from the two districts in the last few years, we can’t take the matter casually.…

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Rats nibble patient in Rajouri district hospital

A paralytic patient at the government district hospital in Rajouri district was allegedly bitten by rats, as hospital administration said the incident was old and corrective measures have been taken. A paralytic patient at the government district hospital in Rajouri district was allegedly bitten by rats, as hospital administration said the incident was old and corrective measures have been taken. Wali Mohammed, suffering from full-body paralysis and undergoing treatment at the district hospital, was seriously injured when rats nibbled at his body as he lay on his hospital bed two…

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Official from center visits Rajouri to look into farmers problems

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan is being touted as the biggest-ever exercise since Independence to give a fillip to agriculture in the country, but the question is whether it will benefit people or meet the fate of previous schemes and programmes. People of Rajouri district don’t have high hopes from the campaign as they see it as yet another government exercise. They believe whatever funds will be released from the Centre will flow through the system in place for decades. A Central government representative…

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Bus carrying wedding party turns turtle in Rajouri, injuring 45

Around 45 people were today injured, two of them seriously, when a bus carrying a marriage party turned turtle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. “The bus full of Baratis was on its way to Thandi Kassi from Saranu village when it turned turtle near Jamola bridge in Rajouri,” a police officer said. He said that 45 Baratis were injured in the mishap, two of them seriously. “The seriously injured persons have been shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu for specialised treatment, whereas others are admitted to Rajouri…

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Seven day Holi bonanza begins in Rajouri

Holi, the festival of colours, has a special significance here as Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims celebrate the festival a week in advance by taking out processions on alternate days in the name of Lord Bhairon. Rajouri city today witnessed the beginning of the 7-day-long Holi festival when the Bhairon Committee took out the procession of Bhairon Devta which passed through various bazaars and lanes followed by hundreds of youth from both the communities. Inhabitants of Rajouri city feel that by celebrating this festival they are saved from evils. Tight security…

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