73 yrs on, 3 LoC villages frequently pounded by Pak to get electricity
Saturday, 1 August 2020 () Pummeled frequently by shelling from Pakistan, three north Kashmir villages along the LoC in Kupwara district that remained cut-off for six months due to heavy snow and left its roughly 14,000 residents to lead dark and dreary lives for decades will light up for the first time since independence.
India launched a stinging attack on the Pakistan government over its new political map. Ministry of External Affairs SPokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the claims made by Pakistan are absurd and have no credibility whatsoever. He added that the map proves that Pakistan wants to capture more and more territory by using cross border terrorism. He also lashed out at the Pakistan government's handling of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case saying that Islamabad has not yet reached out to India over the high court decision to inform India to appoint a lawyer for Kulbhushan Jadhav. He added that Pakistan must address basic issues of effective review and adherence to the International Court of Justice verdict on the matter and provide unimpeded, unhindered and unconditional access to Jadhav. Pakistan claims that Jadhav was arrested from Balochistan in 2016 on charges of espionage. India has rejected Pakistan's allegations and said he was kidnapped from the Iranian port of Chabahar. Jadhav had been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in early 2017.Watch the full video for all the details.
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Jammu and Kashmir's Bangus valley is becoming a favorite spot for the tourists to reduce their stress levels amid the COVID-19 pandemic. People from across the state are visiting the valley to witness mesmerizing landscape. Tourists have to hike for around 3 kilometer to reach this picturesque destination. Beautiful meadows are situated at an altitude of 3000 meter above sea level in Kupwara. Bangus valley is an ideal spot for family outings for nature lovers.
Jammu and Kashmir government took initiative to boost sport activities. A new playground in Langate area in Kupwara brought cheers for youth in the region. Players are now hoping for modern sports facilities inside the ground. "With studies, youth are sharpening their sports skills. I request government to do fencing and create a dressing room," said a player. The initiative will also help youth of the Valley to show their talent in sports.
With an aim to bring sports at grass-root levels and to nurture the young talent from far flung areas of Kashmir Valley Government of India has allocated Rs 4 crore each for construction of indoor sports stadiums in all the 22 districts of the Union territory. These stadiums would offer multi-utility sports facilities for the local youth to groom their talent. One such indoor sports stadium is being constructed at Tral area of Pulwama district of South Kashmir. The construction work is going on at full pace and will be completed soon. Construction work is being executed by engineering wing of sports council. Indoor stadiums will have facilities such as gymnasium, volleyball and badminton courts, and these projects have to be completed during the financial year 2019-2020. Local sportspersons appreciated this step taken by the Centre as it will help local talent to showcase their potential in the country and world stage.
A terrorist hideout was busted in Mangnar area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. The operation was jointly launched by Army and police on Friday. Two AK-47 rifles and four magazines were seized from hideout. The operation was launched following specific inputs. Police said that the area was a notorious infiltration route and added that its linkages will be ascertained. Special Operations Group has constructed a task force which will carry out further investigation in the matter. "We have specific input and on that basis, Special Operations Group (SOG) Poonch and the local army unit launched a search operation. In the Kalsa forest area in Mangnar top during the search, a hideout was seen. When the hideout was searched then arms were seized. There were two AK-47 and four magazines," said SSP Poonch, Ramesh Angral. He added, "This area was a notorious infiltration route and we usually launch search operations in these types of areas. We will ascertain its linkages and a task force is made by SOG to do the investigation in this."
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In a joint search operation of Indian Army and police Special Operations Group (SOG), a militant hideout was busted in Mangnar forest area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. The team recovered arms and ammunition from the hide out."Based on our specific input, we launched a search operation in forest area of Mangnar and recovered ammunition in the hideout," said Senior Superintendent of Police of Poonch, Ramesh Angral. Further investigation is underway.
According to reports, Pakistan resorted to the unprovoked, indiscriminate targeting of defence and civilian facilities in Tangdhar sector of the LoC in Kupwara... Zee News Also reported by •IndiaTimes •newKerala.com •Indian Express