All stories by Anil Bhatt
Valmikis of Jammu win 63-yr-long battle for domicileRediff.com31 Jul 2020
The revocation of provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution has given a new lease of life to over 3,000 Valmiki community members who live on the land that was allocated to their ancestors when they shifted to Jammu from Punjab's Gurdaspur district on invitation of the erstwhile state government in 1957.
West Pakistan refugees in Jammu get domicile certificatesRediff.com30 Jul 2020
A divisional level officer said that over 1,900 domicile certificates have been granted to West Pakistan refugees and the process to grant all of them citizenship certificates is going on.
Pak has formed new terror outfits with LeT, JeM cadres: J-K DGPRediff.com22 May 2020
Pakistan has launched new terror outfits staffed by cadres of the dreaded Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed under 'local names' to mislead the world that it has nothing to do with the terrorism prevalent in Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP) of the union territory Dilbag Singh said.
PoK terror camps hit by Covid, Kashmiri trainees may die: J-K DGPRediff.com20 May 2020
The revelation has come as intelligence agencies, too, say Pakistan is pushing terrorists infected with COVID-19 into Kashmir.
50 terrorists killed in J-K in 2020; 18 during lockdownRediff.com24 Apr 2020
As many as 160 terrorists were killed and 102 arrested in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019.
Border residents hit by double whammy of COVID-19, Pak shellingRediff.com15 Apr 2020
'We are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea'
Over 3,200 ceasefire violations by Pak in 2019, highest in 16 yrsRediff.com4 Jan 2020
Shelling and firing by Pakistani troops was "very heavy" in 2019, virtually making the 2003 India-Pakistan border truce "redundant", officials said.
J-K police to get pepper ball launching guns, ROVsRediff.com2 Aug 2019
The state police recently floated tenders for purchasing 50 PBLGs and two RoVs with water jet disruptors and weapon mounts for their use in security situation.
Rajnath: 'Will resolve Kashmir; if not through talks then...'Rediff.com21 Jul 2019
Singh paid tributes to soldiers killed in the Kargil War at a memorial in Dras sector.
How Chandrayaan fascinates these schoolchildrenRediff.com14 Jul 2019
Swapnila said they saw the GSLV Mk-III rocket that will launch the mission into space. "It was so huge," she added.
J-K records 2,936 cases of ceasefire violations in 2018, highest in 15 yearsRediff.com7 Jan 2019
Shelling and firing by Pakistani troops was "very heavy" in 2018, virtually making the 2003 India-Pakistan border truce "redundant", said officials.
Kathua rape case: Alleged conspirator's family wants CBI probeRediff.com15 Apr 2018
Conspirator's family expressed doubt about the credibility of the probe by the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir.
Kathua victim's mother: I wanted her to be a doctorRediff.com14 Apr 2018
The grief-stricken mother wishes for death penalty for the guilty.
Sunjwan: Subedar fought terrorist with bare hands; saved familyRediff.com11 Feb 2018
However, Madan Lal Choudhary's 20-year-old daughter Neha received a bullet injury in the leg while his sister-in-law Paramjeet also received minor injuries.
Guns fall silent, but border dwellers continue to stay in 'death trap'Rediff.com24 Jan 2018
As per reports, Pakistan has fired 3000-4000 mortar shells targeting Indian villages and border towns in which 12 people have been killed.
Border residents abandoned their homes to escape from Pak shellingRediff.com21 Jan 2018
Over 40,000 villagers decided to leave their home along the India-Pakistan border
'Living in the shadow of death': Residents of border hamlets fear for livesRediff.com20 Jan 2018
Blood splattered compounds, smashed window panes and demolished roofs are all that are left of houses in border hamlets which have been battered in Pakistani firing and shelling in the last three days.
90% dip in stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir in 2017: J&K top copRediff.com13 Nov 2017
Vaid said NIA raids were not alone responsible for a drop in stone-pelting incidents.
We need bunkers more than food: Border residents to RajnathRediff.com12 Sep 2017
Over 5,000 people living in 23 hamlets along the LoC were forced to shun homes.
Will force Pak to stop cross-border firing: RajnathRediff.com11 Sep 2017
Just wait for some more time. Pakistan will forced to stop firing.
70 Kashmiri youth joined terrorist ranks this year: OfficialRediff.com13 Aug 2017
The officer claimed 88 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in 2016.
Security forces 'hunt down' 102 terrorists in J&K in 2017Rediff.com14 Jul 2017
Earlier in 2010, the highest number of 156 terrorists were killed between January and July that year.
50 men have joined militancy in Kashmir in 6 monthsRediff.com5 Jul 2017
Most of these new recruits came from Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts in South Kashmir, which had become the hub of tech-savvy, young militants.
3 terrorists killed in Samba wanted to blow up trainsRediff.com30 Nov 2016
The three heavily-armed terrorists killed by the Border Security Force in Samba district had infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir to carry out a chain of terror attacks by blowing up running trains and tracks with chained IEDs and hard to detect liquid explosives, a top force official said on Wednesday.
Pix: Akshay Kumar meets Real HeroesRediff.com8 Nov 2016
He visited the BSF martyr memorial in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pak targeting civilians as it failed to fight BSF: Border residentsRediff.com28 Oct 2016
Cores of houses and other structures along the IB in Jammu district are riddled with ammunition from across the border.
400 border residents evacuated after Pak pounds IB with mortar bombsRediff.com22 Oct 2016
Border dwellers in Bobiya and adjoining hamlets in Hiranagar sector in Kathua district have been experiencing sleepless nights due to the intensified shelling and firing by Pakistan.
Villagers living along LoC flee their homes after cross-border firingRediff.com6 Oct 2016
Forced to leave their hamlets and cattle, the border residents want the Narendra Modi government to take strong action against Pakistan so that it does repeat the terror attacks and ceasefire violations along LoC.
Balloons, pigeon part of Pak armoury in psy-war against IndiaRediff.com5 Oct 2016
Pakistan wants to unsettle those living in hamlets along the International Border in Jammu and Punjab, say security personnel.
Army General warns of new tragedy in KashmirRediff.com19 Jul 2015
Voicing concern over recruitment of educated Kashmiri youths into terror outfits, a top army commander has said that eyes cannot be shut to the "tragedy" that "alienation and lack of opportunities" was driving local youngsters towards the gun and the Centre and the state government need to introspect to address these issues.
This Kashmir village was wiped out in 1 minuteRediff.com13 Sep 2014
In less than one minute, Yash Pal's life took a drastic turn as a mountain came crashing down devouring this hamlet following torrential rains and buried his family of six.