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Poonch district, India: District of Jammu and Kashmir in India
District Poonch or Punch is one of the most remote districts of Jammu and Kashmir. It is bounded by the Line of Control on three sides. The 1947-48 war between India and Pakistan divided the earlier district into two parts. One went to Pakistan and the other became part of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch, 4 soldiers injured

Four Army personnel suffered minor splinter injures in mortar shelling by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said on Monday. Officials said an..
IndiaTimes - Published

J&K: Army destroys unexploded mortal shell in Balakote village

A team of Army officials destroyed unexploded mortar shell found in Balakote village in, Poonch district. Reportedly, 120mm of mortar, fired by Pakistan Rangers were recovered by the villagers of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mobile services restored in 5 districts of Jammu region

The mobile phone services have been restored in Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri and Poonch, Jammu Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma said. The services were blocked across Jammu and Kashmir since..
IndiaTimes - Published

J&K: Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch's Mendhar sector

Officials said at about 11:30 am, Pakistan initiated ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in Mendhar.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch


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Ganpati 'boards' a train to Jammu and Kashmir for soldiers

Lord on LoC: Ghatkopar woman takes 6-ft idol, Bordercha Raja, to Poonch
DNA - Published

Civilian killed in Pakistan firing along LoC in Poonch

Mohammad Addul Karim was critically injured when a mortar shell hit his house at village Dabraj in Mendhar sector late Tuesday. He was immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital where he was declared..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amid bilateral tensions, PoK suspends cross-LoC bus service; 42 residents stranded in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch

The weekly Poonch-Rawalakot bus across the Line of Control was suspended on Monday, following PoK's apparent decision to call off the service, an official said.
Firstpost - Published

Injured in Pak shelling, 10-day-old baby dies in Poonch, parents too hurt

A 10-day-old baby, injured in heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC), died at a hospital on Monday in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The infant, his..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

'Will fight terrorism and take revenge': Brothers of slain Army rifleman Aurangzeb join Indian Army

The 100 candidates were selected out of over 11 thousand who participated in the recruitment rally held last month. Candidates from Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi district participated in the rally.
DNA - Published

J&K: Brothers of slain rifleman Aurangzeb join Indian Army, say 'will fight against terrorism'

The 100 candidates were selected out of over 11 thousand who participated in the recruitment rally held last month. Candidates from Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi district participated in the rally.
DNA - Published

150 bunkers ready in Poonch, work on 350 nearing completion: Officials

The construction of as many as 150 bunkers in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district has been completed and 350 more will be ready soon, officials said Monday.
DNA - Published

Eleven students killed after minibus falls into gorge in J-K's Shopian

The vehicle, carrying students from the Poonch-based institute, fell into the gorge near Peer Ki Gali on the Mughal road connecting Bafliaz in Poonch to Shopian, a police official said.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Army jawan killed, 3 others injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu & Kashmir's Poonch

An Army jawan was killed and three others were injured when Pakistan troops resorted to mortar shelling and small arms firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Monday, officials..
IndiaTimes - Published

Over 2,500 bunkers constructed along LoC, IB in Jammu this year so far: Officials

Over 2,500 bunkers have been constructed along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu region this year so far, officials said on Saturday. Over 10,000 bunkers are to be..
IndiaTimes - Published

Terror hideout busted in Poonch forest in J&K


IndiaTimes - Published

BSF officer injured in Pak shelling along LoC in J&K's Poonch

Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Satyapal Singh suffered splinter injuries when a mortar shell exploded near him while manning a forward post at Baloni in Krishna Ghati sector on Friday night, they said...
IndiaTimes - Published

BSF officer injured as Pak violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch


IndiaTimes - Published

Pak army shells forward posts, hamlets along LoC in J&K's Poonch, 2 civilians injured


IndiaTimes - Published

Army officer among two injured in Pakistan firing along LoC in J&K

An Army officer and a porter were injured Sunday as Pakistan army resorted to heavy mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan resorts to heavy firing in Poonch, schools closed in Kerni sector

Quoting the district officials, sources said that the district magistrate ordered the closure of schools in Kerni sector, within a 5-km distance from the Line of Control in Jammu's Poonch district, as..
IndiaTimes - Published

J&K's Mughal road may reopen in two days

The 83.9-km road, which connects Shopian in south Kashmir with Bafliyaz in Poonch district of Jammu, serves as an alternate link between the Valley and the rest of the country.
DNA - Published

Curtains come down on cross LoC trade

Around 35 trucks parked at the TFC Chakan da Bagh in Poonch were sent back as the authorities implemented the MHA order in letter and spirit
DNA - Published

Jammu and Kashmir: BSF officer, five-year-old girl killed in Pak shelling along LoC in Poonch

A BSF officer and a five-year-old girl were killed Monday as Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling on forwarding areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

J&K: Army jawan martyred in ceasefire violation by Pak in Poonch

One Army jawan has lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday
DNA - Published

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, jawan injured in landmine explosion


IndiaTimes - Published

Jammu and Kashmir: Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch, Indian Army retaliates

Pakistan violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch district early Sunday morning.
DNA - Published

Now, Pakistan uses artillery at LoC

Contradicting its foreign minister SM Qureshi, Pak Army denies JeM presence in country, shifts to artillery to pound India posts; Violates ceasefire thrice in a day in at least six places in different..
DNA - Published

Pakistan continues ceasefire violations along LoC in Jammu

The Pakistan army on Wednesday targeted dozens of forward posts and villages with artillery guns along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Poonch districts, officials said.
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP leaders meet J&K Governor after visit to shelling-hit villages along LoC

A two-member BJP delegation, which went to shelling-hit villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Poonch districts, Tuesday met Governor Satya Pal Malik and briefed him about their visit.
IndiaTimes - Published

Three JeI leaders arrested, a dozen assets sealed in Jammu province

The day-long raids on the offices and houses of JeI leaders and activists were conducted in Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu districts Saturday, during which a large quantity of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pak shelling injures three, 60 families flee Poonch village for safety


IndiaTimes - Published

Balakote air strike: Jaitley takes dig at 'compulsive contrarians'

"When our Air Force reached Balakot in KPK, before one could gather any information someone started saying it is very close to the LoC (Line of Control) and some people whom I call compulsive..
DNA - Published

Army chief Rawat visits Jammu-based White Knight Corps, reviews security situation

Over the past five days, there has been 51 violations of the ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistani forces in Rajouri and Poonch districts,
DNA - Published

Jammu and Kashmir: 400 additional bunkers sanctioned for border residents in Poonch, Rajouri

The Jammu and Kashmir administration Saturday sanctioned additional 400 individual bunkers for the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri which witnessed intense shelling from Pakistani troops over the..
DNA - Published

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