India: Army officer shoots himself dead in J-K

Srinagar, Jan 18 (PTI) An Army officer allegedly shot himself dead at a forward post in Tangdhar sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Major Fayazullah Khan, a company commander of 6 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, they said.

The officials said the reason behind the officer taking such an extreme step was not immediately known.

India: BJP's vote share down by 25 pc in DCC polls in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 11 (PTI) The Congress on Monday claimed that the BJP's vote share in the District Development Council (DDC) polls declined by around 25 per cent in Jammu region as compared to the last Lok Sabha elections.

Jammu and Kashmir Congress in-charge Rajni Patil alleged that the BJP made every attempt to polarise the election atmosphere for vested political interests but the Congress is a unifying force and would not compromise on its inclusive policies for the sake of political interests.

India: Two arrested for raping a minor in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 11 (PTI) Two men were arrested here on Monday for allegedly raping a minor girl, police said.

Jammu residents Balbir Kumar and Rahul Kumar were arrested on a complaint lodged by the victim's mother with Arnia police station, they said.

The girl's mother alleged in her complaint on Sunday that the two men raped her daughter after kidnapping her, said police.

On the girl's mother complaint, the victim was medically examined and an FIR was lodged against the two accused.

India returns captured PLA soldier to China

New Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) The Indian Army on Monday handed back to China a soldier of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), three days after apprehending him at the southern bank of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, official sources said.

The soldier was returned to China at the Chushul-Moldo border point in eastern Ladakh at 10.10 am, they added.

The Chinese soldier was captured at the southern bank of Pangong lake in the early hours of Friday after he transgressed across the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

India: Chinese soldier captured in eastern Ladakh

New Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI) A Chinese soldier was apprehended by Indian troops from an area south of the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh in the early hours of January 8, official sources said on Saturday.

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier had transgressed into the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control and was taken into custody by Indian troops deployed in the area, they said.

India: While BJP gov "preaching" countries to treat minorities well, its getting worse in India

Srinagar, Jan 7 (PTI) PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said while New Delhi was "preaching" other countries to treat minorities in a dignified way, the plight of minorities in India was getting worse.

Mufti was referring to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's statement during his visit to Sri Lanka.

Kashmir: Mehbooba seeks impartial probe into Parimpora encounter

Srinagar, Jan 1 (PTI) PDP president Mehbooba Mufti sought on Friday an impartial investigation into the killing of three youths in an alleged fake encounter here two days ago and demanded that the bodies be returned to their families.

In a letter to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Mufti said such incidents brought "disrepute" to the armed forces and are "a grave violation" of human rights.

India: 166 Kashmiris among 203 separatists killed by Indian Sec Forces in Indian Administered Kashmir in 2020

Jammu, 29 Dec 2020: A total of 203 Kashmiri separatists, including 166 locals, were killed by Indian security forces in the Indian Administered Kashmir in the year in 2020, Indian official sources said. Apart from that 43 civilians were killed and 92 others injured by Indian security forces.

India: Mehbooba alleges Centre disrespecting Constitution

Srinagar, Dec 29 (PTI) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday asserted that the Gupkar alliance was striving to achieve the restoration of special status of Jammu and Kashmir "within the Constitution of the country".

She also criticised the BJP-led central government over the three agri laws which have triggered protests by a section of farmers.

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