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Shinde to visit LoC to assess situation
Rising Kashmir, 20 October 2013
Srinagar, Oct 19: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will visit Line of Control (LoC) to assess situation on the frontier during his two-day visit to the State starting on October 22. He will also chair unified command meet to review the security situation....

Militants fire at ROP; jawan injured
Daily Excelsior, 20 October 2013
Srinagar, Oct 19: Army has launched a massive operation in Handwara in the frontier district of Kupwara after an Army patrol was attacked by militants early in the morning in which one Army jawan was injured. Sources said that militants fired at...

Pakistan says civilian killed by Indian firing near Sialkot
Dawn, 19 October 2013
Pakistan accused Indian troops of killing a civilian and wounding two others in “unprovoked firing” across the border Saturday as New Delhi voiced “grave concern” about the new military flare-up in disputed Kashmir. In Islamabad,...

Pakistan violates ceasefire again
The Hindu, 18 October 2013
Pakistan Rangers on Thursday resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Indian border out posts during suspected movement of some persons along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu district, prompting retaliation from BSF troops. This is the eight ceasefire violation...

Pak targets 7 Indian posts, 2 BSF jawans injured
Hindu, 18 October 2013
Two BSF jawans were on Friday injured when Pakistani troops opened fire at seven border out posts and civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts.Violating the ceasefire five times in the past 24 hours, the Pakistani rangers...

Pakistan targets Indian posts again
The Hindu, 17 October 2013
Pakistan’s army fired at Indian forward posts along the Line of Control in two sectors of Poonch and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, in fresh incidents of ceasefire violation. The latest violations — the tenth and eleventh...

Jawan killed in Pakistan firing
The Hindu, 16 October 2013
An Army jawan was killed on Tuesday night when Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian forward posts in Balakote sub-sector along the Line of Control in Poonch district in what is stated to be the second ceasefire violation of the day and the eighth in...

Pakistan targets Indian posts along Poonch
The Hindu, 16 October 2013
In the seventh ceasefire violation in less than a week, Pakistani troops on Tuesday opened fire on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, prompting Indian troops to retaliate. Pakistani Army resorted to shelling of mortars...

Pak targets Indian post along Uri; 9th ceasefire violation
Hindu, 16 October 2013
Pakistan Army indulged in “unprovoked” shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir in the ninth ceasefire violation in less than a week.The Pakistani troops started firing shells towards the Indian Territory...

‘India, Pakistan to scale down tension along border’
The Hindu, 15 October 2013
Despite the recent increase in firing incidents along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu on Monday said India and Pakistan wanted to scale down tension along the border. The issue of cross-border...

Missing Kashmiris linked to al-Qaeda drone project
The Hindu, 15 October 2013
The Islamabad police have said that Irtiyaz and Dr. Mujahid Gilani, who escaped during a raid last month on their home on the outskirts of the city, are linked to al-Qaeda. A cousin of theirs, teenaged Shoaib Andrabi, is in judicial custody till October...

Army to buy 49 mini unmanned aerial vehicles for JK
Rising Kashmir, 15 October 2013
Jammu, Oct 15: Army’s Northern Command has issued a global tender for procuring latest miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for gathering intelligence and carrying out reconnaissance of areas along Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan and...

Energy efficiency and Energy conservation: A Study of Jammu and Kashmir Economy
Rising Kashmir, 15 October 2013
In J&K energy is used so inefficiently, as there are huge cuts in energy demand and this can be made possible by applying appropriate efficiency and conservation measures. This should not affect the level of services we receive. Much of our future...

J&K losing forest cover to infrastructure projects
The Tribune, 15 October 2013
Srinagar, October 14: Infrastructure projects running in the state are eating up the forest cover of the ecologically fragile Jammu and Kashmir, this has been revealed in the official statistics of the Department of Forests, Environment and Ecology....

Hafiz Saeed providing launch pad to terrorists near LoC: Army
The Tribune, 15 October 2013
Rajouri, October 14: Mastermind behind the Mumbai terror attacks and Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafiz Saeed is active in the PoK, motivating militants to sneak into the Indian territory. This was stated by the Core Commander, 16 Corps, Lt Gen DS Hooda,...

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