Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Poonch

How LeT’s Zia Mustafa was taken out of jail to track down militants in Poonch, but ended up dead

Zia Mustafa was arrested in 2003 for Nadimarg massacre. Police say he was killed in a crossfire while 'leading security forces to Pakistani terrorists hiding in forested areas of Poonch'.

15-day hunt for Lashkar infiltrators could end soon as forces zero in on Poonch forest caves

Nine soldiers have lost their lives in two separate incidents at the hands of Lashkar terrorists who are said to have infiltrated into India in late September/early October.

Two mo​​re soldiers including JCO killed in J&K’s Poonch, toll rises to 9 for the week

The soldiers were killed in the ongoing counter-insurgency operation at the Surankote forest, Thanamandi in Rajouri & Mendhar in Poonch.

Two army jawans killed in encounter in J-K’s Poonch

Riflemen Vikram Singh Negi and Yogambar Singh were injured during the encounter in Poonch district's Nar Khas forest and later succumbed to their injuries.

2 minor girls from PoK, detained for crossing LoC into India, repatriated

The handover of the girls, who were given gifts and sweets by the Army, took place at the CDB point in presence of civilian and military officials of Pakistan.

2 minor girls from PoK detained after crossing LoC in Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch

The two girls, residents of PoK's Kahuta, had inadvertently moved into the Indian side. Defence spokesperson says efforts are on for their early repatriation.

Army JCO killed, civilian injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch

The junior commanding officer was injured in the firing and was taken to a military hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries, officials said.

Pakistan Army opens fire, shells forward areas along LoC in Poonch district

The cross-border firing started in Degwar sector around 8:40 am on 17 May, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army. No casualty has been reported on the Indian side thus far.

Four soldiers injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch

The govt Sunday said the Pakistan Army had resorted to more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations this year, in which 21 Indians were killed.

A teenage pledge & a mother’s support made Poonch’s Rehana Bashir an IAS officer

Rehana, whose brother Aamir qualified for the IAS last year, is the first woman from Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district to crack the coveted exam.

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inequality report

Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.