CRPF jawan kills 3 colleagues, shoots self in Udhampur

Three CRPF personnel were killed Wednesday after a colleague allegedly fired at them after an altercation at their camp in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The alleged fratricide incident happened at around 10 pm when constable Ajit Kumar shot three of his colleagues from his service rifle at the 187th battalion camp of the force in the Battal Ballian area in Udhampur, they said. The officials said while three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men were killed in the firing, Kumar also shot himself and is critical in a hospital.…

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Kiru Hydro Electric Project gets Cabinet nod

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the investment sanction for construction of Kiru Hydro Electric(HE) Project (624 MW) by M/s Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Limited (M/s CVPPPL) in Jammu & Kashmir. The project will be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs.4287.59 crore (at July, 2018 price level) which includes Interest During Construction (IDC)and Foreign Component (FC) of Rs.426.16 crore and infusion of equity of Rs 630.28 crore by NHPC in M/s CVPPPL, for construction of Kiru HE Project (624 MW)…

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Amid escalating tension as well fearing war, locals rush for essentials

As the news filtered in about the Indian Air Force (IAF) strikes on terror camps in Pakistan and PoK on Tuesday morning, a palpable tension gripped the winter capital. Although residents went on doing their normal chores, the looming threat of retaliation following Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s warning forced people to start buying essential commodities and fuel. Residents even started withdrawing cash from the ATMs and banks to keep hard currency with them. Thoughout the day, people remained glued to TV channels and social media for regular updates. Whenever…

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Lookout notice for three men involved in anti-national sloganeering

The J&K Police have issued a lookout notice for three suspects who allegedly raised anti-national slogans outside GGM Science College in Jammu on February 11. The police have released the photographs of the three men and have sought support from the public to identify them and inform the cops accordingly. Recently, the situation outside GGM Science College, Jammu, had turned ugly after a few miscreants allegedly raised anti-national slogans, evoking sharp reaction from the students. Reacting to these slogans, a few students had allegedly thrown stones on the stranded passengers…

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Curfew relaxed across Jammu, but Section 144 in place

The district administration eased restrictions in Jammu on Wednesday after five days but Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits the gathering of four or more persons at one place remained in place. A curfew was clamped in Jammu following violence after the Pulwama attackon February 14. The district administration eased the restrictions on Wednesday after reviewing the situation in the city. The authorities, however, snapped mobile internet services an hour after restoring it, sensing increased activity on the social media. Shopkeepers opened their shops and some banks and ATMs…

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Release detained youths or situation will turn worse, threatens Dogra group

The Jammu Province People’s Forum (JPPF), an organisation advocating cause of Dogras, Wednesday threatened agitation if police do not immediately release over 100 boys allegedly detained in Jammu during protests against Pulwama attack. “100 plus innocent (boys) are detained for none of their fault. We request the administration to release the detained innocent youths of Jammu otherwise situation will become bad to worse”, Working President of the Forum, M S Katoch said Wednesday here. The JPPF, which supervised the agitation for the Central University Jammu (CUJ) and AIIMS and forced…

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After 4 days curfew, 3-hr relaxation in parts of Jammu

After four days of curfew, the administration on Monday gave three-hour relaxation in Jammu. The district administration had clamped curfew in Jammu on Friday in view of the violence in some part after the Pulwama attack. After reviewing the situation in the city, Jammu District Magistrate Ramesh Kumar relaxed the curfew for three hours in south Jammu. Restrictions continued in other parts of the city. “Curfew was relaxed in the areas falling under five police stations of south Jammu — Gandhi Nagar (except police post Nehru Park and Digiana), Channi…

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Curfew throws life out of gear on the ​3rd day in Jammu, 120 booked for Arson & Violence

Normal life in Jammu and its outskirts was paralysed as curfew continued for the third consecutive day on Sunday after tension gripped the winter capital following the Pulwama attack. Though the day remained peaceful, no relaxation was given in the curfew due to tension in some parts of the city. Sources said a high-level meeting of civil and police administration was held on Sunday to review the situation but no decision was taken on relaxing the curfew. All roads were blocked with barbed wires and no movement of vehicles or…

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Curfew imposed in Jammu after 12 injured in mob violence, Civil Secretariat employees union threatens to return to Kashmir

Curfew was imposed in Jammu city following massive violence in which at least 12 persons were injured and dozens of vehicles damaged and torched by the mobs during a bandh call on Friday. The Army has been requested to help the administration in maintaining law and order and conduct flag marches, they said. Curfew was imposed as authorities feared a communal backlash, officials said. Protesters, particularly in the old city, refused to disperse even after loudspeakers announced that curfew was imposed. According to officials, there was complete bandh in Jammu…

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Scores injured during a scuffle between students and stranded Kashmiri passengers in Jammu

A scuffle broke out between a group of students and some stranded Kashmir-bound passengers outside the Gandhi Memorial Science College here on Monday but timely intervention by police brought the situation under control, officials said. The clash took place when the students came out of the college to protest alleged chanting of “objectionable slogans” by some of the stranded passengers while protesting the alleged failure of the administration to help them in the hour of crisis, the officials said. They said police immediately swung into action and resorted to mild…

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