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Newly-married Jammu woman found dead, parents accuse in-laws of murder

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:34 AM IST
The victim aged around 22 and hailed from Kathua.
The attack comes within days of police arresting four militant associates and scuttling their separate plans to trigger grenade explosions in Poonch and Jammu districts.(PTI/ Representative photo)
The attack comes within days of police arresting four militant associates and scuttling their separate plans to trigger grenade explosions in Poonch and Jammu districts.(PTI/ Representative photo)

Grenade attack on Kathua temple misses target, blast triggers panic

Jammu | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 05:31 AM IST
“A grenade was thrown on a temple in Hiranagar sector around 7.30 pm but luckily it missed the intended target and exploded in an open area, without causing any damage or casualty,” Kathua Senior Superintendent of Police Shalinder Mishra told PTI about the Wednesday evening attack.
The image shows Jammu and Kashmir’s first female driver Pooja Devi.(Twitter@DrJitendraSingh)
The image shows Jammu and Kashmir’s first female driver Pooja Devi.(Twitter@DrJitendraSingh)

Meet Pooja Devi, the first female bus driver from Jammu and Kashmir

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:07 PM IST
The share has garnered much love from netizens and may leave you rooting for Pooja Devi too.
Image for representation.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Image for representation.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

Pakistan opens heavy fire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch, Kathua

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 06:41 PM IST
Firing from across the border started around 9.50 pm on Friday in the Hiranagar sector’s Pansar Border Outpost area, drawing a strong and an effective retaliation by the Border Security Force (BSF).
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Encounter underway in Pulwama

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By Press Trust of India, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 01:18 AM IST
The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces who retaliated
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32 in fray for Phase-1 of DDC polls, panchayat bypolls in Kathua

Hindustan Times/Kathua | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:45 AM IST
11 candidates withdraw nomination, four elected unopposed
(For representational images/ PTI File)
(For representational images/ PTI File)

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kathua, Poonch

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 09:52 PM IST
India retaliated in equal measure
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At Amphalla jail in J&K, musical concert lifts spirits of infected inmates

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 12:37 AM IST
The 40-minute programme on Saturday saw a group of trained prisoners, including two women, performing live amid adequate preventive measures to check the spread of the infection.
pics of arms and ammunition dropped by a Pakistani drone in Akhnoor sector of Jammu on Tuesday.(Sourced)
pics of arms and ammunition dropped by a Pakistani drone in Akhnoor sector of Jammu on Tuesday.(Sourced)

Forces recover arms, ammunition dropped by Pak drone in Jammu’s Akhnoor

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:48 PM IST
It was the fifth such incident since June 20 when a similar arms-laden drone was shot down by BSF personnel at Rathua in Kathua district’s Hiranagar sector
A police vehicle on the premises of former minister Choudhary Lal Singh in Kathua on Tuesday.(Sourced)
A police vehicle on the premises of former minister Choudhary Lal Singh in Kathua on Tuesday.(Sourced)

CBI raids former J&K minister Lal Singh’s premises in Rajbagh, Kathua

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 03:51 PM IST
On June 25, CBI had registered a preliminary enquiry to probe into allegations of land grabbing and corruption by an educational trust run by Singh, who had quit the BJP in 2018
A majority of the staff fled the toll plaza, and the two, who had beaten up the youth, were thrashed by the mob.(HT photo)
A majority of the staff fled the toll plaza, and the two, who had beaten up the youth, were thrashed by the mob.(HT photo)

Lakhanpur toll plaza ransacked as two local youth allegedly beaten up by plaza staff

Hindustan Times | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Trouble erupted, when two local youth had an altercation over the payment of toll with the plaza staff.
The DGP was accompanied by NS Jamwal, inspector-general (IG), Jammu, BSF, and other senior officers.(HT Photo)
The DGP was accompanied by NS Jamwal, inspector-general (IG), Jammu, BSF, and other senior officers.(HT Photo)

Jammu: Ahead of monsoon, DGP, BSF IG visit Indo-Pak border to review security situation

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishan Khajuria
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Dilbagh Singh also rewarded the BSF team, which shot down a Pakistani drone, loaded with a sophisticated rifle and seven grenades, in Kathua district’s Hiranagar sector last week.
Security personnel cordon off the area after militants fired on a police team in Kulgam on Thursday.
Security personnel cordon off the area after militants fired on a police team in Kulgam on Thursday.

Security forces gun down terrorist in J&K’s Rajouri

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 02:39 AM IST
A local said that the security forces exchanged fire with terrorists in Dharmsal village around 8.15 pm. The security forces had launched a massive cordon and search operation in Mendhar area of adjoining Poonch district on Thursday morning.
Locals in Kathua captured a pigeon near Indian border fences.(ANI Photo)
Locals in Kathua captured a pigeon near Indian border fences.(ANI Photo)

Suspected ‘spy’ pigeon from Pakistan carrying ‘coded message’ captured in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 11:33 AM IST
Security agencies concerned are working to decipher the “coded message”, the officials said.
The image of blood-stained(REUTERS)
The image of blood-stained(REUTERS)

Chronicling the economic costs of the lockdown

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2020 05:51 PM IST
From daily wage workers to businesses, all segments are devastated. India can’t afford the lockdown now
Four people with travel history to coronavirus-hit countries and three more, who had an Italian guest, who stayed with them, have been put under home quarantine in Samba district.(ANI/Twitter)
Four people with travel history to coronavirus-hit countries and three more, who had an Italian guest, who stayed with them, have been put under home quarantine in Samba district.(ANI/Twitter)

Coronavirus update: Cinema halls, primary schools shut down in Jammu

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Dr Shafqat Khan, the nodal officer who is coordinating the government’s response to coronavirus, said Jammu and Kashmir has only one positive case so far.
Intelligence agencies suspected that the accused passed information on naval operations to Pakistan.(PTI Photo/Representative Image)
Intelligence agencies suspected that the accused passed information on naval operations to Pakistan.(PTI Photo/Representative Image)

Man passes on videos of vital installations in Jammu to Pak, arrested: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 09:21 AM IST
Pankaj Sharma sent photos of bridges on highways along the border to Pakistan intelligence agencies, said sources.
Secretary, Border Management in the Ministry of Home Affairs N N Sinha at the Jammu Frontier of BSF on Saturday.(ANI PHOTO.)
Secretary, Border Management in the Ministry of Home Affairs N N Sinha at the Jammu Frontier of BSF on Saturday.(ANI PHOTO.)

MHA secretary visits Indo-Pak border to review border management work

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Later, during the day Sinha had a detailed interaction with BSF IG N S Jamwal and other officials at the BSF headquarters in Jammu.
Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said that the number of Kashmiri youth picking up guns has gone down drastically.(ANI PHOTO.)
Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said that the number of Kashmiri youth picking up guns has gone down drastically.(ANI PHOTO.)

Kashmiri men taking to terrorism has reduced drastically: Jammu and Kashmir DGP

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 10:52 PM IST
The DGP further said that to bring back such misguided youth to the national mainstream many skill development programmes have been initiated by the government and sports has also been given a major push.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

9 killed, 5 injured as car plunges into gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:11 PM IST
Five men and three women, who were onboard a Tata Sumo headed to Malhar from Billawar, were among the nine killed in the accident that took place around 5.30 pm, a police officer at Kathua police control room said.
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3 Jaish terrorists killed, cop hurt in Nagrota gun battle

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Army soldiers arrive to take position at encounter site at Nagrota toll plaza, where a group of 3-4 militants travelling in a truck opened fire at a police team, on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Army soldiers arrive to take position at encounter site at Nagrota toll plaza, where a group of 3-4 militants travelling in a truck opened fire at a police team, on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

How three terrorists killed in Jammu sneaked into India

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 08:09 PM IST
One policeman was injured when the terrorists opened fire after their truck was stopped for a security check at Ban toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar highway.
The first group of Union Ministers comprising Jitendra Singh, Arjun Meghwal and Ashwani Choubey arrived in Jammu on Saturday(PTI)
The first group of Union Ministers comprising Jitendra Singh, Arjun Meghwal and Ashwani Choubey arrived in Jammu on Saturday(PTI)

Ministers begin outreach from Jammu

Hindustan times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 11:27 PM IST
The three are part of a team of 36 Union ministers who will be in Jammu and Kashmir for the next five days and will attend government functions in different parts of the newly created Union Territory as part of the Centre’s outreach programme, more than five months after Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated.
Security forces on Tuesday morning recovered over 15 kgs of gunpowder-like substance from a bus at Jammu Bus stand area.(Representative Image/PTI File Photo)
Security forces on Tuesday morning recovered over 15 kgs of gunpowder-like substance from a bus at Jammu Bus stand area.(Representative Image/PTI File Photo)

15 kg gun-powder type substance recovered from bus in Jammu

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 06:25 PM IST
Sources said that a map depicting vital installations in Jammu city was also found by the security forces from the confiscated bag.
A BSF jawan guards as Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel check the vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar highway after a truck was seized with arms and ammunition, in Kathua.(PTI)
A BSF jawan guards as Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel check the vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar highway after a truck was seized with arms and ammunition, in Kathua.(PTI)

3 Jaish militants held in Kathua, terror bid foiled

Jammu/Srinagar | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2019 12:07 AM IST
Police said four AK-56 assault rifles, two AK-47s, six magazines, 180 live rounds and ~11,000 in cash was recovered from the truck in Lakhanpur.
The ministry also announced the introduction of outcome (employment) driven skills to create more employment opportunities.(HT image)
The ministry also announced the introduction of outcome (employment) driven skills to create more employment opportunities.(HT image)

Centre plans to boost jobs in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 11:45 AM IST
Minister for skill development and entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey said he hoped these measure will help the youth of J&K to get more employment opportunities.
Strong and effective policing and working of the justice system is crucial to curb cases of sexual abuse of children.(AP)
Strong and effective policing and working of the justice system is crucial to curb cases of sexual abuse of children.(AP)

Stringent steps are needed to curb sexual abuse of children

By Kalpana Viswanath
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 01:06 PM IST
Awareness campaigns, workshops in schools, engaging with families and communities, besides better policing, will go a long way in curbing sexual abuse of children.
Restrictions were eased in parts of Srinagar and most of the rural townships. The additional checkpoints and barricades that had been setup in the past five days were removed on Saturday.(HT FILE)
Restrictions were eased in parts of Srinagar and most of the rural townships. The additional checkpoints and barricades that had been setup in the past five days were removed on Saturday.(HT FILE)

Restrictions eased as schools in Jammu open; Kashmir stays calm

Hindustan Times, Jammu/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 01:07 AM IST
The situation in Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Reasi and Udhampur districts was normal, officials said. Restrictions, however, continued to be in place in Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar districts.
The situation in Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Reasi and Udhampur districts was normal and most of the educational institutions have been reopened, said the official. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)
The situation in Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Reasi and Udhampur districts was normal and most of the educational institutions have been reopened, said the official. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

Prohibitory orders lifted in five J-K districts; schools, colleges reopen

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2019 03:24 PM IST
All schools and colleges reopened in the five districts of Jammu after a gap of five days after restrictions were imposed across the state on Sunday night, said the officials.
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