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Grenades and posters seized from the house of a suspected terrorist in Mendhar near Poonch.(HT PHOTO)

2 suspected terrorists arrested in J-K’s Poonch, bid to attack temple foiled

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 01:35 PM IST
The police chief of Poonch claimed that during interrogation one of the two men admitted that he had been tasked with throwing grenades at a temple in Ari of Mendhar. A video of how to use a grenade was also found in his phone.
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Girls in J-K’s Poonch develop a liking for Korean martial art, Taekwondo(Twitter/RajinderTkd)
Girls in J-K’s Poonch develop a liking for Korean martial art, Taekwondo(Twitter/RajinderTkd)

Girls in J-K’s Poonch develop a liking for Korean martial art, Taekwondo

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:12 PM IST
Taekwondo emerges as popular sport among youth, especially girls in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Characterised by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping spinning kicks and fast kicking techniques, this self-defence sport is a Korean martial art
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File photo: Security officials near Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
File photo: Security officials near Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)

2 Pak terrorists killed, associate arrested in J-K’s Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Two terrorists were killed and their associate was arrested at Chatta Pani area near Poshana in Poonch in a joint operation of the security forces.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
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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SI Paotinsat Guite of 59 Battalion of the BSF.(Sourced)
SI Paotinsat Guite of 59 Battalion of the BSF.(Sourced)

BSF officer killed in Pakistan firing along LoC in Rajouri

By HT correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Indian troops retaliated effectively, said the officials
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An Indian Army soldier stands guard near the Sadhana pass, about 8 km from the Line of Control (LOC) in Kupwara. (Image used for representation).(AFP PHOTO.)
An Indian Army soldier stands guard near the Sadhana pass, about 8 km from the Line of Control (LOC) in Kupwara. (Image used for representation).(AFP PHOTO.)

Pakistani fighter jet spotted close to LoC in Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 12:58 PM IST
The spokesperson said that a jet stream was clearly visible in the sky close to the LoC in Poonch. Recently, a few drones had been spotted near the Line of Control.
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Ganderbal: People wait to cast their votes at a polling booth during the first phase of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in central Kashmir.(PTI)
Ganderbal: People wait to cast their votes at a polling booth during the first phase of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in central Kashmir.(PTI)

First phase of J-K DDC polls conclude, 51.76% polling recorded

By Hindustan Times | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 09:22 PM IST
This is the first poll held in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.
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On Thursday, Subedar Swatantra Singh was killed and a civilian critically injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Kirni and Qasba sectors of Poonch district.(ANI)
On Thursday, Subedar Swatantra Singh was killed and a civilian critically injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Kirni and Qasba sectors of Poonch district.(ANI)

3 soldiers killed in Pak shelling along LoC in Rajouri and Poonch, India hits back

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Two soldiers were killed when after Pak army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Rajouri’s Sunderbani sector.
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File photo: Army soldier patrol near Line of Control (LoC) at Poonch.(ANI)
File photo: Army soldier patrol near Line of Control (LoC) at Poonch.(ANI)

Pak opens heavy fire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch, India hits back

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Apart from this, Pakistan has been using drones and trans-border tunnels to fuel terrorism in the Union territory.
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Police have initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code after a soldier killed himself at an LoC post(Shutterstock/For representational purposes)
Police have initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code after a soldier killed himself at an LoC post(Shutterstock/For representational purposes)

Soldier commits suicide at LoC post in Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 04:45 PM IST
The man holding a havaldar’s rank belonged to the Indian Army’s 39 Rashtriya Rifles regiment and was stationed at the Nambal post in Salotri village.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Army holds pre-recruitment training camp in J-K’s Poonch district

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:12 PM IST
The camp was conducted at Salotri area of Poonch district and was heavily subscribed by youth seeking to join the Army, the spokesperson said.
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Security personnel after recovering arms and ammunition in Kirni area of Poonch district on November 9.(PTI)
Security personnel after recovering arms and ammunition in Kirni area of Poonch district on November 9.(PTI)

Arms, ammunition seized near LoC in Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 04:22 PM IST
The seized items included four AK 56 assault rifles, four AK magazines, 141 AK rounds, two AGL grenades, two hand grenades, AK accessories, religious diaries, one bag and a rucksack
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Poonch deputy commissioner Rahul Yadav with the minor boy and his family.(HT Photo)
Poonch deputy commissioner Rahul Yadav with the minor boy and his family.(HT Photo)

Missing Poonch boy reunited with kin after 1 year

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 09:59 PM IST
The boy, who was 11 at the time, had fled from a madrasa in Delhi after being allegedly beaten up by the maulana; he was found working with a truck driver in Ahmedabad
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(For representational images/ PTI File)
(For representational images/ PTI File)

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kathua, Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 09:52 PM IST
India retaliated in equal measure
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Army jawans returning from encounter site at Machama area of Budgam district in central Kashmir on Wednesday.(ANI)
Army jawans returning from encounter site at Machama area of Budgam district in central Kashmir on Wednesday.(ANI)

Two JeM terrorists killed in gunfight at Budgam

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar/jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:36 AM IST
The gunbattle lasted four hours; one of the ultras is believed to be a foreigner
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J&K records lowest number of fresh cases in 3 months

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 06:49 PM IST
The UT recorded 364 fresh coronavirus infections, 217 people tested positive in Kashmir and 147 in Jammu
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A Trax on its way from Khellani to Hambal veered off the road and plunged into a gorge at Domail in Doda district killing three people including the driver on the spot.(HT Photo)
A Trax on its way from Khellani to Hambal veered off the road and plunged into a gorge at Domail in Doda district killing three people including the driver on the spot.(HT Photo)

5 killed, 8 hurt in Doda, Poonch road mishaps

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 12:20 AM IST
The injured were shifted to Doda district hospital where the condition of some of them is stated to be critical
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Pakistan violated ceasefire in Kirni, Qasba and Malti sectors along the LoC in Poonch around 1800 hours (6 pm), said army. (PTI file photo)
Pakistan violated ceasefire in Kirni, Qasba and Malti sectors along the LoC in Poonch around 1800 hours (6 pm), said army. (PTI file photo)

Pakistan opens fire along LoC, India retaliates ‘befittingly’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 08:30 PM IST
There were no injuries on the Indian side till reports last poured in.
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Jammu and Kashmir, Oct 18 (ANI): Security personnel stand guard as Terrorists lobbed a grenade at security forces in Tral of Pulwama on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir, Oct 18 (ANI): Security personnel stand guard as Terrorists lobbed a grenade at security forces in Tral of Pulwama on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Grenade attack in J&K’s Poonch: 2 suspects picked up, no firm clues yet

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 04:41 PM IST
Suspected terrorists had hurled a grenade at a police vehicle at Kalai in Poonch district late Thursday
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo/ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo/ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: PM Modi to begin Bihar election campaign with 3 rallies today and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 08:51 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Of late, there have been attempts by Pakistan and its sleeper cells to fuel terrorism in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch. Pakistan has been trying to push arms and drugs in the two districts, according to authorities.(REUTERS File)
Of late, there have been attempts by Pakistan and its sleeper cells to fuel terrorism in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch. Pakistan has been trying to push arms and drugs in the two districts, according to authorities.(REUTERS File)

Grenade hurled at police vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Poonch
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 09:00 AM IST
Poonch district SSP Ramesh Kumar Angral said it did not explode and there was no harm done
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Seven decades later, Devi says the carnage left an indelible scar.
Seven decades later, Devi says the carnage left an indelible scar.

Shudder when I think of Oct 1947 carnage: Survivor of Pak-based violence in J&K

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:32 AM IST
A tribal militia was pillaging its way through her village, killing people and torching huts. Devi, now 105, remembers that the attackers -- aided by members of the Pakistani army -- abducted young children, killed adult men and raped the women.
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Representational image.(HT Photo)
Representational image.(HT Photo)

Pakistan opens heavy fire along LoC in Poonch

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 10:31 AM IST
Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said, at about 0515 hours (5.15 am) , Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and then switching over to mortar shelling along the LoC in Mankote sector
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Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir came under heavy Pakistan shelling Sunday evening.(PTI file photo)
Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir came under heavy Pakistan shelling Sunday evening.(PTI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Pakistani forces continue to violate LoC ceasefire and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 08:38 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir came under heavy Pakistan shelling Sunday evening.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir came under heavy Pakistan shelling Sunday evening.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Pakistani forces continue to violate LoC ceasefire, pound Rajouri and Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 08:21 PM IST
The Pakistani shelling in three sectors drew a quick response from the Indian army.
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Smoke rises from a mortar shell fired y Pakistani troops in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Smoke rises from a mortar shell fired y Pakistani troops in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Pakistani troops open heavy fire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:20 PM IST
The army said Pakistan troops used small arms and mortars along LoC in Mankote sector in Poonch.
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Representational image.
Representational image.

Poonch: Indian soldier dies in shelling along LoC

By Ravi Krishan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 02:23 PM IST
Late Wednesday, Pakistan opened heavy fire in Mankote area around 6.45pm
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The firing started in the Mankote sector in Poonch around 4:30 am on Tuesday.(AP/ Representative image)
The firing started in the Mankote sector in Poonch around 4:30 am on Tuesday.(AP/ Representative image)

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 08:16 AM IST
In September alone this year, the Pakistan army has violated the ceasefire 44 times this month.
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Pakistan violated the ceasefire by firing with small arms & intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Poonch earlier as well; it has done so 37 times already in September.(ANI file)
Pakistan violated the ceasefire by firing with small arms & intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Poonch earlier as well; it has done so 37 times already in September.(ANI file)

Pak violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch district, India hits back

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Pakistan resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in forward areas along the LoC in Kerni, Qasba and Shahpur sectors of Poonch district
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The recoveries included three Chinese pistols, six pistol magazines, 70 pistol rounds, eleven hand grenades.(HT Photo)
The recoveries included three Chinese pistols, six pistol magazines, 70 pistol rounds, eleven hand grenades.(HT Photo)

Terror hideout busted in J-K’s Poonch, arms and ammunition recovered

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 09:26 PM IST
Security forces were deputed to intercept the couriers of these materials along with arms, ammunition, explosives and other material to be used in subversive activities.
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