Arun K Chibber, prominent J&K BJP leader quits party over ‘Neglect and Humiliation’

Arun K Chibber, prominent J&K BJP leader quits party over 'Neglect and Humiliation'

BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit publicity secretary Arun K Chibber announced his resignation. He remained associated with the party for over 40 years. He said the old workers who gave their “blood and sweat” for the party are being “neglected”. BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit publicity secretary Arun K Chibber announced his resignation from the basic membership of the party on Saturday over alleged neglect and humiliation. Addressing a press conference here, the 65-year-old Chibber said he “remained associated with the party for over 40 years, working with full dedication…

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Anti-Encroachment drive in Jammu markets sparks protest

Anti-Encroachment drive in Jammu markets sparks protest

An anti-encroachment drive by the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) on Saturday sparked protests by the businessmen community at different markets here, officials said. An anti-encroachment team of the JMC removed a shutter of a hardware showroom at Shivaji chowk and also pasted a notice informing its owners that the building had been sealed. The officials said the action triggered protests by businessmen of the area who observed a shutdown, accusing the JMC of highhandedness. Arun Gupta, president of the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), joined the protesters and…

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Bajrang Dal protest Mehbooba Mufti’s Jammu visit

Bajrang Dal protest Mehbooba Mufti’s Jammu visit

Bajrang Dal activists on Friday held protests against PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti who is on a visit to the city. They raised slogans and showed black flags to Mehbooba when she came out of the Jammu airport. The right-wing outfit activists alleged that the PDP leader was supporting Pakistan and defending Kashmiri medical students who raised slogans in favor of the Pakistan cricket team. Bajrang Dal president Rakesh Kumar said, “We will continue to protest against Mehbooba Mufti for her pro-Pakistani statements. We criticise her for defending students in Kashmir…

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JDA serves notice to senior BJP leader, Demolish ‘illegal’ house within five days

JDA serves notice to senior BJP leader, Demolish ‘illegal’ house within five days

During the construction in 2017, the Army sent a communication to Nirmal Singh as the land was close to an ammo depot. The Centre moved a contempt notice in 2018 for “violating” the then Jammu DC’s 2015 order notifying the Army depot. The HC had on May 7, 2018, directed Singh and others to “ensure” that the 2015 order is strictly implemented. The Jammu Development Authority (JDA) has served a notice on senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, asking him to demolish his “illegally constructed house”…

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Efforts to check spread of dengue scaled up across Jammu Region

Efforts to check spread of dengue scaled up across Jammu Region

With dengue cases in J&K nearing the 1,000 mark, the authorities in the Jammu region have scaled up efforts to check its spread, officials said on Wednesday. A total of 993 cases of dengue have been reported in the Union Territory with Jammu (639 cases), Kathua (172) and Samba (87) districts in the Jammu division accounting for the majority of the cases till Tuesday. “The office of the state malariologist in Jammu has scaled up preventive activities such as vector-control activities (bio-larvicide fish, spraying and fogging) and information education and…

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JCO among two soldiers killed in Poonch-Rajouri forest gunfight

JCO among two soldiers killed in Poonch-Rajouri forest gunfight

Two more soldiers, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were killed as the massive search operation to track down terrorists continued for the sixth day in the forest areas of twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri on Saturday, officials said. In the past six days, nine Army personnel, including two JCOs, have lost their lives in the ongoing counter-insurgency operation that began in Surankote forests of Poonch on Monday and later spread to nearby Thanamandi in Rajouri and Mendhar in Poonch. The Army said Subedar Ajay Singh and Naik…

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Another jolt for NC; Over 20 functionaries resigned in Jammu

NC got another jolt; Over 20 functionaries resigned in Jammu

A day after former MLA Devender Rana and former minister S S Salathia quit the National Conference, over 20 more party functionaries, including provincial secretary and two district presidents followed suit and left the party. While announcing their resignation from the primary membership of the party, they also extended their support to Rana. District President Jammu Urban and former Deputy Mayor Dharamveer Singh Jamwal flanked by all these members, while addressing media, said, “We’re resigning in the support of Rana Sahib. He tendered his resignation. We are following suit responding…

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Over 50 Rural Local body members quit in district Ramban

Over 50 Rural Local body members quit in district Ramban

Over 50 sarpanches and panches have resigned en masse in two blocks of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir over various issues, officials said on Saturday. They have resigned alleging lack of promised empowerment, unnecessary interference, and their side-lining by the administration during the ongoing public outreach program of the Central ministers, officials said. The Peoples Democratic Party took a pot-shot at the BJP government, saying the “cosmetic normalcy and pomp and show being projected (in the Union Territory) stands punctured.” Officials, however, said the district panchayat officer Ashok Singh…

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On first day of school reopening 32 students test positive for Covid in Rajouri

On first day of school reopening 32 students test positive for Covid in Rajouri

At least 32 students of a private educational institution in the Thanamandi area of Rajouri tested positive for Covid on Monday, said, officials. The school was reopened on Monday and a team of health departments had visited there for sampling. Rajouri CMO Dr. Shamim Bhati said none of the students had severe symptoms. “They are being isolated, but the parents are reluctant to send them to Covid care center. The administration is trying to convince them. The students belong to small villages and hamlets in the nearby areas,” she added.…

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127th Birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh celebrated across Jammu

127th Birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh celebrated across Jammu

Several events were on Thursday organised here to mark the 127th birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh amid demands that the day is declared a public holiday. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha paid tributes to the ruler on his birth anniversary. “He made an immense contribution to India’s freedom movement. His distinguishable and unmatchable services in the field of education, agriculture, administrative, social, and economic reforms will always be remembered,” he said. On this occasion, many social and political organisations of the Jammu region, including the Congress, demanded…

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