Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers standing guard during a night patrol near the fence at the India-Pakistan International Border at the outpost of Akhnoor sector, about 40 km from Jammu.(HT File Photo)
Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers standing guard during a night patrol near the fence at the India-Pakistan International Border at the outpost of Akhnoor sector, about 40 km from Jammu.(HT File Photo)

109 killed in Pakistan firing on Jammu and Kashmir borders since 2016: RTI reply

The home ministry’s response stated that during the period, 35 armymen and 21 BSF personnel were killed.
By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2018 05:07 PM IST

At least 109 people, including 56 security personnel, were killed in 2,855 incidents of cross-border firing and ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces along the border in Jammu and Kashmir between January 2016 and July this year, an RTI response has revealed.

The information provided by the Kashmir desk of the Union home ministry to Jammu-based RTI activist Raman Sharma showed a steep increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces this year, compared to 2016 and 2017 along the international border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC).

Till July, there were 1,435 ceasefire violations by Pakistan as compared to 449 in 2016 and 971 in 2017.

The numbers showed that firing and violations by Pakistani forces increased post the surgical strikes by the Indian Army on terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), two years back on September 29.

The home ministry’s response stated that during the period, 35 armymen and 21 BSF personnel were killed.

Also, 28 civilians were killed this year, more than the combined figures of 2016 and 2017 — 13 and 12.

Besides, since January 2016 till this July, 565 people, including 263 security personnel, had been injured. This number comprised 302 civilans, the home ministry response said.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
A boatman stands on a frozen Dal lake in Srinagar. (HT file)
A boatman stands on a frozen Dal lake in Srinagar. (HT file)

Srinagar: Mercury rises a bit, night temperature -6.4°C

By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:31 AM IST
Even as a cold wave continues to sweep Kashmir Valley, there has been slight improvement in the weather with the night temperature being recorded at minus 6
Close
Army soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade during the early morning, in New Delhi, India, January 18, 2021.(REUTERS)
Army soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade during the early morning, in New Delhi, India, January 18, 2021.(REUTERS)

Security forces carry out Republic Day parade rehearsals

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:27 AM IST
Group of special forces, along with senior Indian Army and paramilitary personnel, reached Rajpath at 5 am and practice till 10 am.
Close
Incident was reported at around 7:40am as the train departed from platform number 9.(ANI)
Incident was reported at around 7:40am as the train departed from platform number 9.(ANI)

Bihar bound Shaheed Express derail at Charbagh Railway Station; no casualties

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:15 AM IST
“The train had arrived at around 7:20am and it got derailed as it began to roll out of the station. No casualties have been reported since the train was moving at a lower speed,” said Saumitra Yadav, superintendent of police (SP), Railways.
Close
Representational image.
Representational image.

Supreme Court to rule on plea for stay on farmers’ tractor rally today

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:11 AM IST
The court will also take up an affidavit filed by a farmers’ union demanding the removal of the three members from the committee formed to hear their concerns
Close
A healthcare worker enters data into the Co-WIN app. (REUTERS)
A healthcare worker enters data into the Co-WIN app. (REUTERS)

Bengal: Co-WIN hurdle continues to plague Covid vaccination drive

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:37 AM IST
On the first day, the vaccination drive had hit a snag after the app slowed down because of glitches
Close
Health staff of a hospital in Maharashtra for Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Health staff of a hospital in Maharashtra for Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

India records 13,788 new Covid-19 cases, 145 deaths in 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com, HT Correspondent | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:53 AM IST
India has been witnessing a fall in the daily as well as weekly fall in the number of Covid-19 cases.
Close
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

Adverse events post Covid-19 immunisation: Here’s all you need to know

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:07 AM IST
Close to 250,000 healthcare workers were immunised on day one of India’s vaccination drive, of which 447 suffered adverse event following immunisation
Close
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

Man arrested for rape of 13-year-old mute girl in Bihar village

By Sandeep Bhaskar
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:04 AM IST
The accused reportedly took the girl to a sugarcane field in his village on January 15 where he sexually assaulted her
Close
Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub in Tandav..
Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub in Tandav..

News updates from HT: FIR registered in against makers of web series 'Tandav'

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:00 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Close
In 98 cases, adverse events following immunization (AEFI) were reported out of the 22,643 health workers who received vaccine shots.(HT Photo )
In 98 cases, adverse events following immunization (AEFI) were reported out of the 22,643 health workers who received vaccine shots.(HT Photo )

Women health workers take lead over men in Covid vaccination in UP

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:57 AM IST
According to the data of the first round Covid vaccination compiled by the health and family welfare department, 71% healthcare workers got Covid vaccination.
Close
Representative Image(HT PHOTO.)
Representative Image(HT PHOTO.)

15% dip in India’s Covid-19 cases in week vaccination drive commenced

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:53 AM IST
Last week, India registered a total of 107,701 new Covid-19 cases as against 126,319 from the week before, as per the Union health ministry’s numbers.
Close
Deputy chief minister and education minister Manish Sisodia took to Twitter and said he is glad that the schools are opening in Delhi.(ANI file photo)
Deputy chief minister and education minister Manish Sisodia took to Twitter and said he is glad that the schools are opening in Delhi.(ANI file photo)

Glad that schools are opening in Delhi today, tweets Manish Sisodia

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:11 AM IST
The move to reopen schools in Delhi comes as the positivity rate in the national capital continues to hover below 1 per cent and the authorities declaring control over the disease outbreak by strict testing and isolating method.
Close
Representational Image. (HT photo)
Representational Image. (HT photo)

UP: Healthcare workers who haven’t got Covid vaccine yet can do so on Jan 22

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:41 AM IST
The health department had registered 31,700 workers on CoWIN portal for the first round of the vaccination, of which 22,643 workers came at 317 vaccination centres across UP
Close
A medic administers the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary in the presence of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on January 16. (PTI)
A medic administers the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary in the presence of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on January 16. (PTI)

Covid vaccination drive to continue as per priority: UP CM Adityanath

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:40 AM IST
Though the state has witnessed a significant drop in Covid-19 cases, utmost alertness should be maintained, he said
Close
Bengali actress Saayoni Ghosh(Twitter.com/@sayani06)
Bengali actress Saayoni Ghosh(Twitter.com/@sayani06)

Senior BJP leader files complaint against Bengali actor for 'hurting sentiments'

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:27 AM IST
Bengali actress Saayoni Ghosh, however, claimed the meme dates back to February 2015, and was not posted by her, but an act of mischief by someone who hacked her account then.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP