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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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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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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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Image for representation(HT Photo)
Image for representation(HT Photo)

Godman arrested for molesting woman in Jammu’s Rajouri

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 09:44 AM IST
Rajouri Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Chandan Kohli, said that the accused, who claimed to be a godman, belonged to Mendhar area of Poonch district.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu, 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.
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Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashir several times.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashir several times.(Representative Photo/PTI)

Man injured, 2 houses partially damaged in Jammu and Kashmir’s Mendhar in Pak shelling

By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 12:11 PM IST
The Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire on Saturday too by resorting to intense firing and shelling on forward areas in two sectors along the Line of Control.
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The officials said Pakistani Rangers also violated ceasefire by firing on forward posts in Manyari-Chorgali area of Hiranagar sector along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district. Image for representational purpose.(PTI)
The officials said Pakistani Rangers also violated ceasefire by firing on forward posts in Manyari-Chorgali area of Hiranagar sector along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district. Image for representational purpose.(PTI)

Pak violates ceasefire along LoC and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

By Press Trust of India | Jammu
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 06:57 PM IST
The firing and shelling by Pakistani Army in Kirni and Qasba sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district started around 1.45 pm on Sunday and lasted for nearly one-and-a-half-hour, causing damage to some civilian structures, the officials said.
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The Indian Army retaliated befittingly, and the firing and shelling have stopped around 5 am, the defence spokesperson added.(ANI Photo (Image for representation purpose))
The Indian Army retaliated befittingly, and the firing and shelling have stopped around 5 am, the defence spokesperson added.(ANI Photo (Image for representation purpose))

Pakistan Army shells areas along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

By Press Trust of India | Jammu
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 04:39 PM IST
“At about 0330 hours today, Pak initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Mankot and Mendhar sectors”, a defence spokesperson said.
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Two civilians, including a woman, were killed while eight others were injured as Pakistan violated ceasefire (ANI PHOTO)
Two civilians, including a woman, were killed while eight others were injured as Pakistan violated ceasefire (ANI PHOTO)

Two killed as Pak violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:21 AM IST
The civilians were injured when they were hit by splinters from mortar shells in Bandi Chechian area in Shahpur sector.
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“Indian Army retaliated befittingly. During the ceasefire violation, a soldier was martyred,” Lt Col Anand said. Image used for representational purpose only.(PTI file photo)
“Indian Army retaliated befittingly. During the ceasefire violation, a soldier was martyred,” Lt Col Anand said. Image used for representational purpose only.(PTI file photo)

Indian Army soldier killed in Pakistani shelling in Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 08:21 PM IST
The killed soldier was identified as sepoy Rahul Bhairu Sulagekar, according to officials.
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There has been heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control, the de facto border between the two countries, in the past few days.(HT File)
There has been heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control, the de facto border between the two countries, in the past few days.(HT File)

Soldier injured in firing by Pakistani troops along LoC in Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 01:59 PM IST
A defence spokesperson said that Pakistani troops opened unprovoked firing in Mendhar sector on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.
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Army helicopter with Northern Army commander on board crashes in J-K’s Poonch district, no casualties: Officials(PTI (representative image))
Army helicopter with Northern Army commander on board crashes in J-K’s Poonch district, no casualties: Officials(PTI (representative image))

Northern Army chief’s chopper makes emergency landing, all 7 onboard safe

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 05:56 PM IST
The army’s Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) with Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and seven others on board was on a sortie from Udhampur to Poonch when it developed a technical snag, according to a source.
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Indian Army destroyed 3 mortar shells of Pakistan Army that were found after the recent ceasefire violation in Karmara village of Poonch on Monday.(Photo: ANI)
Indian Army destroyed 3 mortar shells of Pakistan Army that were found after the recent ceasefire violation in Karmara village of Poonch on Monday.(Photo: ANI)

Army officer, 3 militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar/ Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 04:50 AM IST
Giving details of the Rajouri incident, a senior Army officer told PTI that a patrol team saw “suspicious movement” near the forward area along LoC in the Kalal belt of Nowshera sector and engaged with the terrorists.
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Six persons, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured as Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the second consecutive day by targeting forward posts and villages with mortar shelling and small-arms firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Sunday(EPA)
Six persons, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured as Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the second consecutive day by targeting forward posts and villages with mortar shelling and small-arms firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Sunday(EPA)

Six injured in Pak shelling in Poonch

By Agencies | Jammu
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2019 02:21 AM IST
While four of the injured — three women and the boy — were rushed to a hospital, efforts were on to shift the other two, district development commissioner of Poonch Rahul Yadav told PTI.
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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.(HT Photo/ File)
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.(HT Photo/ File)

Pakistan fires mortar along the LoC, in another ceasefire violation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 03:55 PM IST
Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling in Shahpur and Kerni areas along the LoC. A police official said few structures suffered damages in Balakote in Friday night’s fire but there was no loss to life or injury. Indian army replied befittingly to Pakistani aggression.
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Pakistani troops on Saturday pounded Indian posts and villages in three sectors along the Line of Control in Poonch district with heavy mortar fire, prompting Indian soldiers to retaliate in equal measure.(Hindustan Times)
Pakistani troops on Saturday pounded Indian posts and villages in three sectors along the Line of Control in Poonch district with heavy mortar fire, prompting Indian soldiers to retaliate in equal measure.(Hindustan Times)

Heavy shelling continues along LoC

By HT Correspondent | Jammu
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 12:44 AM IST
Around 50 students who had gone to attend school in Balakote were trapped in the Pakistani shelling, the officer said.
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Pakistan Army started off from Balakote sector and then spread its arc of fire to Mendhar and Mankote sectors. Around 40 to 50 villages in a stretch of 50 km were affected by their shelling, an intelligence officer said.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Pakistan Army started off from Balakote sector and then spread its arc of fire to Mendhar and Mankote sectors. Around 40 to 50 villages in a stretch of 50 km were affected by their shelling, an intelligence officer said.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

50 children, trapped in Pak firing in Poonch, rescued by army

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 08:07 PM IST
The police officer informed that around 50 students, who had come to attend school in Balakote, were trapped in the shelling.
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An Army jawan was killed on Sunday as Pakistan violated ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir(EPA)
An Army jawan was killed on Sunday as Pakistan violated ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir(EPA)

Army jawan killed in shelling along LoC in Poonch

By Press Trust of India | Jammu
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 08:43 AM IST
The soldier, manning a forward post, was killed in the firing from across the border in Shahpur-Kerni area of Poonch sector, an Army official said.
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Calling it a blessing for the poor, Vishal Sharma, a local, said that the medicines that are sold by other retailers for Rs 200 cost only Rs 20-25 at the Jan Aushadhi Kendra set up in the district by the government.(ANI image)
Calling it a blessing for the poor, Vishal Sharma, a local, said that the medicines that are sold by other retailers for Rs 200 cost only Rs 20-25 at the Jan Aushadhi Kendra set up in the district by the government.(ANI image)

J-K: Affordable medicines at Jan Aushadhi Kendra boon for Poonch locals

By Asian News International | Poonch
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 12:38 PM IST
A doctor at the Pooch district hospital, Shameem Bhati, said there is a slight shortage of medicines at the centre due to restrictions following the abrogation of Article 370.
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After Amarnath Yatra, the 43-day Machail Mata Yatra in Kishtwar district was also suspended on Saturday due to security reasons.(PTI)
After Amarnath Yatra, the 43-day Machail Mata Yatra in Kishtwar district was also suspended on Saturday due to security reasons.(PTI)

Now, Machail Yatra in Kishtwar, Budha Amarnath Yatra in Poonch suspended

By HT Correspondent | Jammu
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 07:40 PM IST
Machail Mata Yatra, which started on July 25, was to conclude on September 5. Pilgrims trek a mountainous route of 32km to reach the temple shrine.
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No death or injury has been reported. Image used for representational purpose only.(HT File Photo)
No death or injury has been reported. Image used for representational purpose only.(HT File Photo)

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Poonch

By Indo-Asian News Service | Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir)
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 11:23 AM IST
Defence sources said Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked shelling with mortars and firing of small arms first in Krishna Ghati, then in Mankote and Shahpur sectors of the LoC.
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An injured person is carried on a stretcher at a hospital in Srinagar,India, on June 27, 2019.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
An injured person is carried on a stretcher at a hospital in Srinagar,India, on June 27, 2019.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

11 students out on picnic dead after bus plunges into gorge in J-K’s Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 07:33 PM IST
Police sources said vehicle carrying the students on an excursion went out of control near Pir Ki Gali and plunged into a deep gorge.
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A soldier was killed when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, a defence official said on Tuesday.(PTI)
A soldier was killed when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, a defence official said on Tuesday.(PTI)

Two ‘IS-inspired militants’ killed in Shopian: Police

By HT Correspondent | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 11:55 PM IST
The IS terror group overran swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014 before Baghdad declared a victory over it in 2017. In March, US-backed forces in Syria said they have defeated the group in Syria as well.
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Security personnel cordon off the area where an Improvised Explosive Device was recovered at Kellar Chowk on Jammu-Poonch highway, in Rajouri district, Monday, May 27, 2019.(PTI)
Security personnel cordon off the area where an Improvised Explosive Device was recovered at Kellar Chowk on Jammu-Poonch highway, in Rajouri district, Monday, May 27, 2019.(PTI)

Terror bid foiled, powerful IED destroyed on Jammu-Poonch highway

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 11:06 AM IST
After an hour long exercise, the object was destroyed on the spot, Manhas said. He added an investigation into the matter has been initiated.
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The injured have been flown in a helicopter to Northern Command’s hospital at Udhampur.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
The injured have been flown in a helicopter to Northern Command’s hospital at Udhampur.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

1 army soldier killed, 7 injured in blast on LoC in J-K’s Poonch

UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:13 PM IST
Official sources said soldiers of the Barasingha Battalion of the 12 Madras regiment were on a patrol in Dera Dibsi area along the hilly LoC when the incident occurred around 10.45am.
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Amid estranged Indo-Pak ties post Pulwama terror attack on February 14, Pakistan on Friday repatriated a mentally unstable man via Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Amid estranged Indo-Pak ties post Pulwama terror attack on February 14, Pakistan on Friday repatriated a mentally unstable man via Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pak army repatriates mentally unstable man via LoC in Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Jammu
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 06:09 PM IST
The man has been identified as Mohammed Ilyas, 33, of Jhullas village in the Poonch district.
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n the retaliation carried out by Indian troops, seven Pakistan posts across the LoC in Rakhchikri and Rawalakote forward areas of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) were destroyed.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
n the retaliation carried out by Indian troops, seven Pakistan posts across the LoC in Rakhchikri and Rawalakote forward areas of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) were destroyed.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)

Seven Pak posts destroyed as Indian Army retaliates to ceasefire violations

By Press Trust of India | Jammu
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 08:37 PM IST
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of Pakistan has said three Pakistan Army soldiers were killed on Tuesday in retaliation carried out by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC).
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Reports said that mortar shells shot by Pakistan troops landed in residential areas in Dabraj, Mankote, Shahpur and Kerni.(AFP File/Representative image)
Reports said that mortar shells shot by Pakistan troops landed in residential areas in Dabraj, Mankote, Shahpur and Kerni.(AFP File/Representative image)

BSF officer, 5-year-old girl killed in shelling by Pakistan in Kashmir

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 06:59 AM IST
At least 13 civilians and four BSF personnel were also injured in Poonch’s Shahpur and Mendhar in the fresh ceasefire violations
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Reports said that mortar shells shot by Pakistan troops landed in residential areas in Dabraj, Mankote, Shahpur and Kerni.(AFP)
Reports said that mortar shells shot by Pakistan troops landed in residential areas in Dabraj, Mankote, Shahpur and Kerni.(AFP)

BSF officer, minor girl killed in Pakistan shelling in J-K’s Poonch

By HT Correspondent | HIndustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 05:59 PM IST
As preventive measure the district authorities ordered the closure of educational institutions within five km radius of the LoC in the Shahpur sector.
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