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Poonch: The first case of Avian Flu commonly known as Bird Flu has been reported in Poonch district after samples taken from a dead crow tested positive on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Rahul Yadav told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that samples of a dead crow, taken in Mandi tehsil area have been tested positive for Avian influenza. He, however, said that no sample of domestic poultry has been tested positive so far. DC…

Poonch: A woman from Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district was handed over by authorities from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) after she ‘inadvertently’ crossed the Line of Control (LoC) four months ago. “Zareena Bi from Chela Dangri had crossed over to the other side and has been handed back by PaK authorities today,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Poonch Ramesh K Angral told the news agency Kashmir News Observer. The police officer added that the woman was…

Poonch: Five persons were injured when a minibus met with an accident in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The mishap occurred when the vehicle bearing registration number JK02V-8466 was on its way from Mandi towards Poonch. In the incident, five persons have received injuries who were subsequently shifted to district hospital Poonch for treatment. The injured passengers have been identified as Ashiq Hussain, son of Shabir Hussain, a resident of Sathra, Mohammad…

Poonch: Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have recovered two pistols, seventy pistol rounds and two grenades kept in bushes near LoC in Dabbi village of Balakote sector in Mendhar sub-division on Wednesday morning. Police said that the arms and ammunition were kept in bushes by “militant handlers from Pakistan” and have been recovered on the disclosure of information by three militant associates arrested on Sunday. SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral told Kashmir News Observer that…

Poonch: A 17-year-old boy has “inadvertently” crossed the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and his family issued an appeal on Monday to Pakistani authorities to release him. Family of the teenager who studies in the tenth standard told news agency GNS that Mohammad Shabir of Mandhar’s Kaaiyan village crossed the LoC. The family said that a missing report has been filed in police Station Poonch. “We request authorities to release our son,”…

Poonch: At least nine persons were injured in a road accident that took place near Sundri area of Saujiyan in Mandi tehsil of Poonch district on Monday. An official said that sumo carrying passengers skidded off the road and fell into a gorge covered with snow, resulting in injuries to nine passengers. He said that the passenger cab was on its way to Kandi from Saujiyan when near Sundri Nallah the driver lost control over…

Poonch: Two minor girls from Pakistan administered Kashmir were apprehended by Indian army after they crossed Line of Control in Poonch, officials said on Sunday. They said that girls aged 13 and 17 respectively were apprehended near Sarla in Sub Sector Gulpur at around 0845 hours today. A senior army officer confirmed that two minor girls were apprehended and would be handed over to police. It has been learnt that the girls will be handed…

Poonch: A civilian was injured after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire and shells along Line of Control in Kirni village of Poonch district, officials said on Thursday. They said at about 1330 hours, Pakistan Army initiated “unprovoked ceasefire violation” by firing small arms and mortar shells along LoC in Qasba and Kirni sectors in the Poonch and Indian army retaliated “befittingly”. In the incident, A civilian identified as Mohammad Rashid, son of…

Poonch: Following the movement of a suspected “surveillance drone” over villages of Mendhar, armed forces have launched a cordon and search operations in several villages of Mendhar sub-division in Poonch district. Officials sources said that an aerial vehicle, suspected to be a “surveillance drone”, was seen flying over villages of Mendhar on Saturday evening. “The drone entered the LoC from somewhere near Mendhar sector and made an exit over Tain Mankote after crossing over around…

Poonch: Two women were injured on Saturday after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire and mortar shells along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said that “Pakistan army resorted to firing and mortar shelling” in Degwar, Malti and Dallan, leading to the injuries to two women identified as Mansha Bi, 18, daughter of Shamas Din and Sakina Bi, 40, wife of Nazam Din, both residents of Bagial-Dara…