The DoPT’s move was preceded by “mid-career training” of the JKAS officers of various seniority to take on their new assignments.
The slain terrorists, who were identified as Fayaz Kumar and Owais Khan, were involved in several terror attacks, they said.
"This morning, the alert BSF Jammu troops gave a befitting reply to the unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers on a BSF patrolling party," BSF Deputy Inspector General S P S Sandhu said.
Earlier, last year, militants shot dead a Sikh principal and a Hindu teacher in a government school in Srinagar.
Pakistan has always declined to accept the bodies of their nationals involved in terror acts in Jammu and Kashmir.
At his new party, Azad said he would announce the name after consulting people and leaders from J&K. He said nobody should be allowed to buy land and non-locals should not be given jobs in J&K.
"My fight for people to ensure justice to them will continue till my last breath," he said addressing a public rally, his first in Jammu after ending the five-decade-long association with the Congress
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'I have served the Congress party holding every position for last 53 years, but never received this much of love even when I am not on any position', the veteran leader said.
Police along with 11 Rashtriya Rifles arrested one person namely Abdul Wahid Gujjar of Chergi-Dool, working as an agent for a Pakistan-based intelligence agency.
He would be addressing four public rallies, two each in Kashmir and Jammu, during the two-day visit, a senior BJP leader told this newspaper.
Sharma, Hooda and Chavan held discussions at Azad's residence and are learnt to have discussed the future strategy of the G-23.
Now that Azad's Rajya Sabha seat and his Delhi bungalow are not safe, "divine knowledge has dawned upon him and he is writing five-page letters in British English", a Congress spokesperson said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Nagbal area of Shopian following information about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister was reacting to reports that a Lingayat Mutt seer in Karnataka, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment, has not been arrested.
Former J&K deputy chief minister Tara Chand and several others, including former ministers Abdul Majid Wani, Manohar Lal Sharma, Gharu Ram and former MLA Balwan Singh, announced their resignations.
Former deputy chief minister Tara Chand, former ministers Abdul Majid Wani, Manohal Lal Sharma and Gharu Ram and former MLA Balwan Singh also met Azad in Delhi.
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"Some people wonder why faith in these institutions gets eroded. Perhaps it has something to do with the way serious issues are handled," the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister added.
Raman Bhalla said the former Union minister chose a time to make his resignation public when Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is in the United States for a medical checkup.
The solo traveller from Budapest, had lost his way in Umasila Pass in Himalayan ranges while on a mountaineering expedition and was left exposed to inclement weather for five days.
GM Saroori, Haji Abdul Rashid, Mohd Amin Bhat, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Choudhary Mohd Akram, and RS Chib have resigned from the Congress.