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  • Arun Jaitley assures befitting reply to ceasefire violations


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    New Delhi, July 22 Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the army has been giving befitting replies to ceasefire violations by Pakistan. "Indian Army has given befitting reply to Pakistan's repeated attempts of ceasefire violations along the LoC. India will keep retaliating to such violations," Jaitley told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. "India won't and will never bow down," he said. A soldier was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Jaitley informed the House that 199 cases of ceasefire violations took place during the UPA...

  • Army soldier killed along LoC in Akhnoor


    Newspoint Bureau
    JammuTawi: An army soldier was killed in an exchange of fire with a group of infiltrating militants along the Line of Control in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district on Tuesday, a defence official said. "A group of militants infiltrated into Indian territory near Chakla forward post of Pallanwala sector of Akhnoor Tehsil," the official said, adding the troops of 3 Naga regiment challenged and fired on them and heavy exchanges took place. "In the exchange of fire, an army soldier lost his life." Army's spokesman based in Jammu, Col. Mehta said an infiltration attempt took place in Pallanwala sect...

  • 597 Indian armed forces personnel ended lives since 2009


    Newspoint Bureau
    Jammu Tawi: A total of 597 armed forces personnel committed suicide since 2009, the defence ministry said Tuesday. Suicide rates were highest in the army with 498 suicides since 2009, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. There were 83 suicides in the Air Force while 16 Navy personnel took their lives. In the same period, 2,215 personnel applied for voluntary retirement and 1,349 of them were granted the same. The data does not include the Army Medical Corps, Army Dental Corps and Military Nursing Service. "Government has taken various measures to create a...

  • Secy to Judges of HC seeks induction in KAS


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    Jammu Tawi, July 22 Jammu and Kashmir High Court today directed senior Additional Advocate General to file comprehensive report on a petition filed by Secretaries of J&K High Court Judges seeking direction to State respondents to consider and treat the services of the petitioners category as one of the feeding service for induction into KAS, as has been done in favour of their counterparts working in the Civil Secretariat in terms of SRO386/2008 within two weeks. Justice Virender Singh, after hearing senior Advocate Sunil Sethi with Advocate Veenu Gupta appearing or the petitioners and sen...

  • Govt confirms Katju's allegations on judge’s appointment


    UNI
    New Delhi, July 22 The government today confirmed in the Lok Sabha some of the allegations made by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju about a Madras High Court judge being allowed to continue in service despite charges of corruption against him. The issue rocked the House today again with the AIADMK members staging strong protests in the Well during Zero Hour, leading to its adjournment twice first for 10 minutes, and then till 1400 hrs. AIADMK member M Thambidurai had first tried to raise the issue during Question Hour, but was asked by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to defer it till Zer...

  • 56 PoK guests arrive to celebrate Eid in Kashmir, 4 cross to PoK


    Newspoint Bureau
    Jammu Tawi, July 22 As many as 56 residents of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with their relatives, separated in 1947 while only four Kashmiris crossed over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC). Official sources said today that 16 returnees also crossed sides at Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC in Uri sector. They said 56 PoK residents, including 16 women and 22 children, arrived at Kaman post after crossing the Aman Setu, peace bridge on LoC to meet their relatives separated due to partition. The guests will ...

  • Kashmir police officer thrashed by army men, hospitalized


    Newspoint Bureau
    Srinagar, July 22 An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Jammu and Kashmir police sustained multiple injuries after he was thrashed allegedly by an army team at Baltal area in Ganderbal district Monday evening. A police official said Tuesday that ASI Nazir Ahmad Wani, a resident of Varmul, intercepted private car of army captain and a few of his associates at the gate of Baltal base camp on Monday afternoon. The ASI asked the captain, who was in civvies, and to show permission to take the vehicle ahead. The police didn't allow the army officer to take the vehicle towards the base camp. Late evenin...

  • SC denies bail to Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy


    UNI
    New Delhi, July 22 The Supreme Court today denied bail to Sahara chief Subrata Roy, who is in jail since March 4 for not being able to deposit Rs 10,000 cr with SEBI for his release on bail. A bench headed by Justice T S Thakur in their order noted 'Roy cannot be granted bail for collecting money unless and until he comes out with concrete proposal.' The apex court also turned down his request for his release for 40 days to arrange funds by disposing of the properties of the group in foreign countries. The apex court also noted that Sahara Group chief can be allowed to meet the proposed buy...

  • Sensex rises up by 310.63 points to 26,025.80


    UNI
    Mumbai, July 22 Extending the winning streak for the sixth straight session, the benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rallied today by 310.00 points to close on a positive note at 26,025,80, on the back of gains in select stocks such as Teck, IT, Oil & Gas, Consumer Durables and Health Care amid positive cues from Asian and European peers. Asian and European stocks rose as investors shrugged off geopolitical tension in Ukraine and the Middle East. Brokers said investor sentiment was influenced by persistent inflow of foreign funds and widespread buying by retail investors amid bet...

  • HC directs Registrar JU to appear in person in alleged appointment case


    Newspoint Bureau
    Jammu Tawi, July 22 In a petition filed by one Gurvinder Singh challenging the appointment Harjinder Singh Junior Engineer son of S Jarnail Singh Dev who was at the relevant time Controller of Examination at Jammu University, ustice Janak Raj Kotwal of J&K Jammu wing today after hearing Advocate SS Ahmed appearing for the petitioner and Advocate Rakesh Sharma appearing for the private respondent, observed that neither record has been produced despite repeated adjournments nor there is any representation on behalf of Jammu University and ordered Registrar, Jammu University to appear in person...

  • Fire kills 4 at Amarnath yatra base camp


    Newspoint Bureau
    Srinagar, July 22 Four people were charred to death when a community kitchen at Baltal base camp of Amarnath cave shrine caught fire early this morning. Two sevadars of a 'langar' and as many yatris were charred to death and two others injured in the fire, official sources said. The fire broke out in Shiv Shakti Seva Mandal, Punjab, due to gas leak when the employees of the community kitchen were preparing breakfast for the pilgrims near steel bridge Baltal at 0430 hrs. Fire and Emergency service immediately swung into action but the blaze had spread to entire 'langar', they said, adding t...

  • 6,849 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave today


    Newspoint Bureau
    Srinagar: 6,849 devotees paid obeisance before the Ice Lingam today. With this, a total of 3, 11,725 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Holy Cave since the commencement of Shri Amarnathji Yatra....

  • NC will emerge victorious in Assembly Elections, says Omar Abdullah


    Newspoint Bureau
    Srinagar, July 22 Asserting that National Conference would script a historic win in the assembly elections in the state, Working President National Conference Omar Abdullah, while addressing workers' conventions in Gurez and Naidkhai-Sumbal on Tuesday, has said party has not only proven to be a bulwark that protects the State's political interests and regional aspirations but has also ensured unparalleled and unprecedented development across the length and breadth of the State in the last five and a half years. The NC Working President said that Assembly Elections are based on matters of l...

 
 
 
 
 
 

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