Balloon with note threatening terror attacks found in Jammu
A plane-shaped balloon with a handwritten note attached to it, threatening a fidayeen attack in Jammu to avenge the killing of terrorist Zakir Musa, landed in Channi Himmat locality of the city on Saturday.
The handwritten letter, written in Urdu and English, mentioned the name of terror outfit Al-Qaeda, said a police officer.
Superintendent of police (South) Vinay Sharma said, “The helium -filled balloon with note threatening terror attacks attached to it was recovered from a house in Sector 2 of Channi Himmat, close to Tehsil Office. We are investigating the matter seriously.”
A case has been registered.
PAK VIOLATED TRUCE
Pakistan army targeted Indian posts and forward villages with mortar shelling and small arms firing along the Line of Control in Poonch district on Friday night, officials said.
“At 8.30pm, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in the Balakote belt of Mendhar sector,” a defence spokesman said.
The Indian Army retaliated befittingly, he said, adding the firing stopped at 9:15 pm.
Himachal Pradesh cabinet has given the nod for setting up 76 model health wellness centres. The state cabinet met on Saturday evening wherein it decided to open patwar circle Spilo in Pooh tehsil of Kinnaur district to facilitate the people of the area. It also decided to create patwar circle Shikroha under Sadar Bilaspur tehsil. It gave its approval to create Kanungo circle Kelodhar under Chachiot tehsil of Mandi district.
Sanyukt Kisan Manch, an umbrella organisation of different farmers' unions, have rejected the prices announced by Adani Agri Fresh – a company that imports fruit. Sourced from farmers in Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir. The fruit supply chains in Himachal have announced a marginal increase in the opening price for A-grade premium apples for Rs 76 per kilogram against Rs 72 it offered last year.
A gunfight erupted between militants and security forces in Kandra Hill area of Rajouri, officials said on Sunday. Defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said, “Today, around 7.30pm, an operational contact was established by troops of Indian Army, Rashtriya Rifles and SOG with terrorists at Kandra Hill in Rajouri.” A senior police officer said that a team of police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Kandra Hill on a specific input.
Come September and film aficionados in Kashmir will be able to watch the latest movies on the big screen as the Valley's first multiplex is set to open in the Sonawar area here. The multiplex, being developed in collaboration with leading theatre chain INOX, will have three movie halls with a total capacity of 520 seats, its owner Vijay Dhar told PTI. It will house several food courts, where Dhar plans to promote local cuisine.
A walkathon was organised on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Sunday in which Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, along with many senior civil, security officials and hundreds of security personnel, besides people marched holding Tricolour in hands. The walkathon, a part of the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, was organised by the Border Security Force from the Lalit Ghat to the Botanical Garden.