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3 class 10 students nabbed in J&K trying to cross to PoK for arms training

  • In a statement, Jammu and Kashmir Police said that the three youth – all 16-year-olds, had established contact with a terrorist commander named Tayab Farroqi, operating from Pakistan.
Jammu and Kashmir has been rife with tension since the controversial Hyderpora encounter on Monday in which besides two terrorists, two civilians died.((File photo/Representative image))
Jammu and Kashmir has been rife with tension since the controversial Hyderpora encounter on Monday in which besides two terrorists, two civilians died.((File photo/Representative image))
Published on Nov 18, 2021 07:43 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

No firing across LoC today: Army says reacting to report of ‘pinpoint’ strikes in PoK

“Reports of Indian Army’s action in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) across the Line of Control are fake,” Indian Army Director General of Military Operations Lt Gen Paramjit Singh said.
Indian Army’s DGMO has clarified that Army is not carrying out strikes in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.
Indian Army’s DGMO has clarified that Army is not carrying out strikes in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 09:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Pakistan must vacate PoK: RSS leader Indresh Kumar

He hit out at former Jammu & Kashmir chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti and asked them to leave India and settle in China and Pakistan over their statements seeking restoration of Jammu & Kashmir’s special status
Indresh Kumar.(HT Archive)
Indresh Kumar.(HT Archive)
Published on Nov 17, 2020 04:43 PM IST
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Saudi Arabia removes PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan’s map, activist calls move ‘Diwali Gift’ to India

According to media reports,Saudi Arabia released a 20 Riyal banknote to commemorate its presidency of organising the G-20 Summit ,and the world map displayed on the banknote does not show Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir as parts of Pakistan
Media reports say that Saudi Arabia’s step is nothing short of an attempt to disgrace Pakistan, which also seems to be “adapting to its new bloc”(Reuters photo)
Media reports say that Saudi Arabia’s step is nothing short of an attempt to disgrace Pakistan, which also seems to be “adapting to its new bloc”(Reuters photo)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 10:52 AM IST
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Riyadh | ByAsian News International| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Pakistan should tackle influx of outsiders in PoK, India tells UN rights body

Exercising its “right of reply” at a discussion in Geneva on situations requiring the attention of the UN Human Rights Council, India also pointed to Pakistan continuing to be a “safe harbour for terrorists”
This UN handout photo shows Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan address the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25.(AFP)
This UN handout photo shows Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan address the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Kangana Ranaut announces return to Mumbai after comparing it to PoK, challenges anyone to stop her

Actor Kangana Ranaut has announced that she will return to Mumbai next week, after creating a controversy by comparing the city to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and angering its citizens.
Kangana Ranaut has been staying at her Manali house.
Kangana Ranaut has been staying at her Manali house.
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 02:11 PM IST
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Anti-China protests held in PoK against illegal construction of dams

A massive protest rally was held by residents to condemn illegal construction of Neelum Jhelum and Kohala Hydro power projects. The protesters highlighted environmental impacts caused by the dams constructed by Pakistan and China.
A Social media campaign on Twitter trend with Hashtag #SaveRiversSaveAJK was also launched to highlight the issue on global platform.(ANI)
A Social media campaign on Twitter trend with Hashtag #SaveRiversSaveAJK was also launched to highlight the issue on global platform.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 08:00 AM IST
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Muzaffarabad, PoK | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Behind Hurriyat boss SAS Geelani’s exit, a bitter power struggle and greed

SAS Geelani had been most upset about his weakening grip over the hurriyat conference chapter in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, one of the most well-known faces of Kashmiri separatist movement, stepped down from a leadership role this week(Getty Images)
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, one of the most well-known faces of Kashmiri separatist movement, stepped down from a leadership role this week(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 12:14 PM IST
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China to construct 1,124-megawatt power project in Pok under CPEC

The details of the Kohala hydropower project was presented in the 127th meeting of the Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) chaired by Energy Minister Omar Ayub on Monday.
China under the multi-billion-dollar CPEC will set up a 1,124-megawatt power project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir despite India’s objection to it, according to a media report on Tuesday.(File photo)
China under the multi-billion-dollar CPEC will set up a 1,124-megawatt power project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir despite India’s objection to it, according to a media report on Tuesday.(File photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 03:32 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh

Pakistan terror camps hit by coronavirus, Kashmiri trainees may die of Covid-19: DGP

There are fears that the desperate terrorists would try to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir and spread the deadly virus in the Valley, J&K Director General of Police said.
The revelation has come as intelligence agencies, too, say Pakistan is pushing militants infected with Covid-19 into Kashmir.(PTI)
The revelation has come as intelligence agencies, too, say Pakistan is pushing militants infected with Covid-19 into Kashmir.(PTI)
Published on May 21, 2020 07:24 PM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Covid-19: Hospitals in PoK get used PPE kits, masks with ‘paan’ stains

With poor testing and trained medical staff, PoK has registered 133 Covid-19 cases whereas Gilgit Baltistan has reported 556 positive cases.
A Pakistani volunteer checks the body temperature of a passenger to help detect coronavirus, at a railway station in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.(AP)
A Pakistani volunteer checks the body temperature of a passenger to help detect coronavirus, at a railway station in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.(AP)
Published on May 20, 2020 04:43 PM IST
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Muzaffarabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by Harshita Singh

‘Thought I would die in there’: 12-year-old girl after being rescued from under snow after 18 hours in PoK

A combination of heavy snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures since Sunday left at least 76 people dead in the region.
Samina, 12, who was rescued after heavy snowfall and avalanche in Bakwali village of Neelum Valley near line of control (LoC).(REUTERS)
Samina, 12, who was rescued after heavy snowfall and avalanche in Bakwali village of Neelum Valley near line of control (LoC).(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 05:38 AM IST
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Muzaffarabad | ByAsian News International

Pakistan rejects army chief’s remark on PoK as ‘rhetoric’

Pakistan’s Foreign Office also denounced General Naravane’s statement as reckless, saying: “We reject the new Indian army chief’s irresponsible statement regarding ‘pre-emptive strikes’ across the LoC inside Azad Jammu and Kashmir.”
Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane had on Saturday said his force will seize control of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), if the government orders.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane had on Saturday said his force will seize control of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), if the government orders.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 06:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmed

Military Lit Fest Day 2: India cannot claim PoK back, says Maroof Raza

If we claim that we can get the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) back, it is a false claim, said strategic affairs expert Maroof Raza during a session organised on the second day of the Military Literature Festival at Lake Club, Sector 1, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Strategic affairs expert Maroof Raza speaking during a session as Major General Jagatbir Singh (retd) looks on at the Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh on Saturday.(ht photo)
Strategic affairs expert Maroof Raza speaking during a session as Major General Jagatbir Singh (retd) looks on at the Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh on Saturday.(ht photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 12:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | BySrishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Army destroys 4 terror launch pads in PoK in retaliatory attack: Report

An Army source said the attacks upon the terror launch pads were in retaliation to the support provided by Pakistan Army to push terrorists into Indian territory. Army has used artillery guns to target the terrorist camps.
Army sources said the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Tangdhar sector, which was an attempt to push in terrorists into India under covering fire.(Hindustan Times/representative image)
Army sources said the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Tangdhar sector, which was an attempt to push in terrorists into India under covering fire.(Hindustan Times/representative image)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 02:54 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Indian Army launches artillery attack on terror camps in PoK

This comes after an unprovoked ceasefire violation was started by the Pakistani side to push infiltrators into the Indian side, according to sources.
In retaliation, the Indian Army inflicted heavy damages and casualties on the Pakistan side.(PTI image)
In retaliation, the Indian Army inflicted heavy damages and casualties on the Pakistan side.(PTI image)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 01:20 PM IST
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Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) | ByAsian News International

PoK leader bid to speak on Kashmir in France thwarted

India issued a demarche to the French foreign ministry expressing disappointment over the proposed event.
The France-Pakistan Friendship Group had invited Masood Khan, President of PoK as chief guest to talk to French legislators on the issue of Kashmir on September 26, it is learnt.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
The France-Pakistan Friendship Group had invited Masood Khan, President of PoK as chief guest to talk to French legislators on the issue of Kashmir on September 26, it is learnt.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
Published on Oct 04, 2019 07:49 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Toll rises to 30, over 370 injured in earthquake in Pakistan

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the powerful 5.8-magnitude earthquake was near Mirpur city in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), roughly 20 kilometers north of Jhelum in Punjab.
A boy walks through the rubble of his damaged house caused by a powerful earthquake at Sahang Kikri village near Mirpur, northeastern Pakistan, on, Sept. 25, 2019. Mourners were burying their dear ones in PoK where a powerful earthquake struck a day before.(AP)
A boy walks through the rubble of his damaged house caused by a powerful earthquake at Sahang Kikri village near Mirpur, northeastern Pakistan, on, Sept. 25, 2019. Mourners were burying their dear ones in PoK where a powerful earthquake struck a day before.(AP)
Published on Sep 25, 2019 11:57 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

‘Scariest 10 seconds’: 19 killed in Pakistan’s earthquake

Tremors were felt across Pakistan and parts of northern India. Panic-stricken people rushed out of their homes and offices in Delhi and other north Indian cities.
People gather outside their office building after an earthquake in Islamabad, Pakistan on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
People gather outside their office building after an earthquake in Islamabad, Pakistan on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 09:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘PoK a part of India, expect to have jurisdiction over it’: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minster S Jaishankar has said that PoK is a part of India and it expects to have physical jurisdiction over the region one day.
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 08:31 PM IST
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J&K part of sovereign India, Pakistan should leave PoK: UK MP Bob Blackman

Bob Blackman, the Conservative Party MP, countered the Pakistani government’s plan to move a United Nations resolution in the wake of India’s August 5 decision to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution and end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
British MP Bob Blackman has been speaking out in favour of India since the decision to revoke Article 370 found echoes among Britain’s MPs.(Bob Blackman / Twitter)
British MP Bob Blackman has been speaking out in favour of India since the decision to revoke Article 370 found echoes among Britain’s MPs.(Bob Blackman / Twitter)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 05:55 AM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

‘Will go to world as Kashmir’s ambassador’: Imran Khan in PoK’s Muzaffarabad

Imran Khan said the Kashmir issue has been “internationalised” as it was brought back to the UN Security Council after 50 years.
Imran Khan alleged that the India that we see today is not the one that was envisaged by its first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru or even Mahatma Gandhi.(REUTERS)
Imran Khan alleged that the India that we see today is not the one that was envisaged by its first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru or even Mahatma Gandhi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 06:44 PM IST
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A new history has begun in Kashmir | Opinion

Its territorial status will never change. Modi’s move is irreversible. And Pakistan has lost the initiative.
A security person stands guard at a blocked road during restrictions, after the abrogration of Article of 370 and bifurcation of state, Srinagar, September 9, 2019(PTI)
A security person stands guard at a blocked road during restrictions, after the abrogration of Article of 370 and bifurcation of state, Srinagar, September 9, 2019(PTI)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 02:24 PM IST
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Army always ready for action in PoK: Army chief General Bipin Rawat

Army chief’s statement comes less than a month after the defence minister Rajnath Singh stated that any future dialogue with Pakistan would not be on Jammu and Kashmir but on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, the area of Kashmir under Pakistani control since 1947.
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat has said that armed forces are ready for any eventuality including action in the PoK(ANI Photo/File)
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat has said that armed forces are ready for any eventuality including action in the PoK(ANI Photo/File)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 11:21 PM IST
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After Geneva pitch, Imran Khan heads to Pakistan occupied Kashmir for Muzaffarabad rally

Pakistan had on Tuesday asked the UN human right body to ensure that India ends the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir and restores fundamental rights and liberties in the region after the revocation of its special status on August 5.
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan said he will hold a public gathering on Friday in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(Twitter/Prime Minister’s Office Pakistan)
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan said he will hold a public gathering on Friday in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(Twitter/Prime Minister’s Office Pakistan)
Updated on Jun 28, 2020 07:22 AM IST
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PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan will be part of India one day, says Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan are currently under the occupation of Pakistan.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh(HT Photo)
Union Minister Jitendra Singh(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 04:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan refuses to let Poonch-Rawalakote bus enter, 42 PoK residents left stranded

42 PoK residents were stranded in Poonch while six Indians were stranded in PoK after Pakistan refused to open the gate on the LoC on Monday. There’s no official word from Islamabad yet on the suspension of the bus service.
The weekly bus service operates between Poonch and Rawalakote in Pok via Chakan-da-Bagh but Pak didn’t let the bus pass on Monday, Aug.19.(HT Photo)
The weekly bus service operates between Poonch and Rawalakote in Pok via Chakan-da-Bagh but Pak didn’t let the bus pass on Monday, Aug.19.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 09:17 PM IST
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‘Now, pray for integration of PoK with India’, says Jitendra Singh

Defending the move with regard to Article 370, he said some people were frustrated because they had created a narrative in the country that no power could abolish the special status being enjoyed by Jammu and Kashmir.
Jitendra Singh said after the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, people should now pray for the integration of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) with India .(Hindustan Times)
Jitendra Singh said after the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, people should now pray for the integration of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) with India .(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 11:36 AM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India

‘Talks only on PoK’: Rajnath Singh stings Pakistan on Kashmir

On Friday, Rajnath Singh had hinted that India might change its “no first use” policy for nuclear weapons amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses a rally in Haryana on Sunday.(Photo: Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses a rally in Haryana on Sunday.(Photo: Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 07:36 PM IST
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