BJP Councillor Narottam Sharma moves resolution for removal of Illegal loudspeakers

BJP Councillor Narottam Sharma moves resolution for removal of Illegal loudspeakers

Amid controversy over loudspeakers on religious institutions across the country, a councilor of the Jammu Municipal Corporation (MC) is planning to move a resolution against the noise pollution caused by loudspeakers. Narotam Sharma, Councillor, Ward No. 3, has drafted a resolution and is planning to move it in the MC House. “It is a lawful and moral duty of the House to prevent all kinds of pollution, including the noise pollution. Scientific research has proved that noise pollution is responsible for several kinds of health problems, including stress, sleep disorder…

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4 Dead, 22 Injured after bus catches fire near Katra

4 Dead, 22 Injured after bus catches fire near Katra

Four persons were charred to death and 24 others suffered burn injuries when a passenger bus, carrying Vaishnodevi pilgrims, mysteriously caught fire on Katra-Jammu road on Friday. Eyewitnesses said that the passenger bus, bearing registration number JK14-8131, was full of Vaishnodevi pilgrims and was on its way to Jammu from Katra, when the mishap occurred. The bus, according to the witnesses, was outside the town of Katra when it mysteriously caught fire. In panic, the passengers jumped out of the burning bus, they said, and added that the police and…

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Heritage Festival organised at Ramnagar Fort to promote tourism

Heritage Festival organised at Ramnagar Fort to promote tourism

Continuing the Celebration of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ Directorate of Tourism, Jammu was organized Jammu Heritage Festival at Ramnagar Fort on May 5, 2022 in collaboration with District Administration, Udhampur and Archaeological Survey of India. This was the second program in the series of Heritage Festival as the first was conducted at Bhimgarh Fort, Reasi. While addressing the media Vivekanand Rai, Director of Tourism, Jammu explained that the sole purpose of organizing these events is to promote Heritage Tourism in Jammu. Ramnagar is not only popular for Ramangar Fort but…

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Reclaim Pak-occupied region: PoJK Refugees

Reclaim Pak-occupied region: PoJK Refugees

Refugees from Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) today participated in a rally in Jammu, organised by the J&K People’s Forum, to paid homage to those who were killed in the occupied region during raids of Pakistan’s tribals in 1947. Different social and religious organisations of the community took part in the rally in which they vowed to get back the PoJK from Pakistan. Bollywood actor Mukesh Rishi also addressed the gathering. Members of the community recalled the sacrifices of PoJK refugees who had to come to Jammu and other areas.…

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ASI killed, 4 Security personnel wounded in Sunjwan encounter: Police

ASI killed, 4 Security personnel wounded in Sunjwan encounter: Police

An assistant sub-inspector of CISF was killed and five other security personnel wounded in an ongoing gunfight with the militants in the Sunjwan area of Jammu district on Friday. “During the night, we had laid a cordon in the area (Sunjwan) following inputs about the presence of terrorists who were planning to do something,” ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh told journalists. He said that during early morning hours, the security personnel was fired upon by the militants in which one security man was killed and three to four others wounded. “Encounter…

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Govt to lift AFSPA from Jammu?

Govt to lift AFSPA from Jammu?

Speculation is rife over the possibility of lifting AFSPA from some parts of Jammu and Kashmir after the controversial law was partially removed from Nagaland, Assam, and Arunachal. Under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), a geographical location is declared as a disturbed area to facilitate operations of the armed forces. “A highly sensitive decision like AFSPA withdrawal from some parts of J&K can be taken only at the highest political level,” a senior government official said when asked about the matter. There has been speculation that to…

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Arms Licence Row: 16 Properties of bureaucrats attached in J&K

Arms Licence Row: 16 Properties of bureaucrats attached in J&K

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached 16 properties of IAS and JKAS officers allegedly involved in the infamous arms license case. The attached properties are worth Rs 4.69 crore. The case is being investigated under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, registered in 2020 against several serving as well as retired bureaucrats, officials, several arms dealers, and brokers of J&K. On March 24, the ED had searched 11 premises, including those of IAS officer Rajeev Ranjan, JKAS officers Itrat Hussain Rafiqui and Ravinder Kumar Bhatt among other officials…

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25 Rohingyas belonging to Tablighi Jamaat detained in Ramban

25 Rohingyas belonging to Tablighi Jamaat detained in Ramban

At least 25 Rohingya men, owing allegiance to Tablighi Jamaat, were detained in Ramban district and sent to Hiranagar holding center on Friday, said officials At least 25 Rohingya men, owing allegiance to Tablighi Jamaat, were detained in the Ramban district and sent to Hiranagar holding centre on Friday, said officials. “They were part of Tablighi Jamaat and had come for religious preaching. They were staying at mosques in Ramban,” said a senior police officer. On March 6 last year, 169 illegal immigrant Rohingyas were sent to the holding centre,…

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BJP dividing country on religious lines; Cong kept it safe: Mehbooba Mufti

BJP dividing country on religious lines; Cong kept it safe: Mehbooba Mufti

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday alleged that BJP was devoid of any development agenda hence it was fanning communal passion to divide the people and the country on religious lines while Congress kept it safe all these years. She was addressing a workers’ convention in Vijaypur in the Samba district. PDP president alleged that the ruling dispensation led by BJP had failed to provide better road infrastructure, regular water and power supply besides addressing basic issues of people hence it was trying to distract them (people)…

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