Overnight firing by Pakistan in Samba Sector, India Retaliates

Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire by resorting to overnight firing on nine Border Out Posts (BoPs) along the International Border in Samba sector of Jammu district. The BSF strongly retaliated to the Pakistani firing, sources said. Heavy firing continued overnight in Samba sector between Basantar and river Tarna. Pakistani troops had resorted to unprovoked firing yesterday in Samba sector, killing one civilian and injuring two others. “At about 1705 hours, Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked firing, targeting BSF Naka mound and civil Labourer in the Samba sector, who were carrying out…

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Samba polytechnic faces staff, facility shortage

Students of the government polytechnic in Samba district are facing shortage of permanent staff, basic infrastructure and other facilities. The polytechnic was set up in 2012 and was being run from a private building till last year. Later, it was shifted to the new campus at Painthi in Samba, offering courses in civil and automobile engineering. Official sources said there were over 270 students at the polytechnic at present from various districts, including Samba, Kathua, Udhampur, Doda, Reasi, Poonch, Rajouri, Kishtwar, Ramban, Leh and Kargil. “The building that was supposed…

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02 Arrested, 39 Bovine rescued in Samba

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly smuggling bovines and 39 cattle were rescued from their possession in two separate incidents in Samba district and here, police said today. In the first incident, Mohammad Rafiq was arrested when he was trying to allegedly smuggle 33 bovine animals into Punjab from Khangwala village in Samba district yesterday, police said. In another incident, Mohammad Benia was nabbed and six bovine animals were rescued from his possession in Domana area of the Jammu district yesterday, they said. The accused failed to give a satisfactory answer when questioned and was arrested…

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Intrusion inputs keep Army on toes

Schools in Samba closed as precautionary measure; Pak targets Poonch again Following intelligence inputs of possible infiltration by a group of heavily armed Pakistani militants from across the international border in theSamba sector, the Army has been put on high alert in the garrison town on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway. As a precautionary measure to pre-empt a possible terror strike, the Army today closed a Kendriya Vidyalaya and an Army school in Samba, said a top Army source. Searches were still on and they were on high alert, he said.…

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Curfew Imposed in Samba Over Alleged Communal Clashes

Curfew was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district late on Thursday following communal clashes, authorities said today. “Curfew was imposed in Samba district after violence erupted there following alleged religious sacrilege by members of one community,” a police official told IANS in Jammu. Violent clashes erupted yesterday evening at Raya Morh area in Samba district where protesters torched the vehicle of the district magistrate and smashed other vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. Several policemen and protesters were injured in the clashes. Army was called during the night to install…

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