Hindu fanatics being armed against Muslims in Kishtwar

Distribution of weapons on a large scale to Hindu zealots in Kishtwar district, notorious for being the center of Indian army-backed killer gang Village Defence Committees, betrays terrible designs of RSS-backed Indian government and its local collaborators against Muslims in Jammu region. The disclosure was made none other than the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, during her written reply to a question in the so-called Kashmir Assembly. Mehbooba Mufti who also holds the portfolio of the so-called Home Minister of the territory informed the house that 30,872 gun licenses amounting to…

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‘Chenab Valley a goldmine of natural resources’

Saying that Chenab Valley is a goldmine of natural resources, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today called upon the stakeholders to synergize their activities so that the region and other unexplored areas of the state are brought on the tourist map. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a convention, which was part of  3-Day FAM tour organized by Department of Tourism. The tour was flagged off for Bhaderwah by Secretary Tourism, Farooq Ahmed Shah earlier from Jammu Tawi Golf Course Sidhra on 14th November. Dr Singh appreciated the…

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Doda-Kishtwar highway turns into death trap

Though there is no rain in the entire Chenab region for the past one week, the 115-km stretch of the Batote-Doda-Kishtwar national highway has been in a pathetic condition. It has turned a death trap for thousands of people who regularly commute through the road. The authorities are not bothered about the loss of lives in road accidents as the region is being neglected by the government. On May 14 this year, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in his maiden visit to Doda announced the release of Rs 12 crore…

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Expedition takes unfamiliar route from Ladakh to Kishtwar

A group of mountaineers have successfully completed the first-of-its-kind ‘Himalayan Traverse’ from the higher reaches of Ladakh to upper Kishtwar in the Jammu region. Though several expeditions are usually undertaken in the Himalayas of Kashmir and Ladakh, the trekkers of this traverse took an unconventional route which was not properly documented. The trekkers and officials believe that the expedition will open new vistas for serious adventurers and give a boost to adventure tourism in the state, especially in the untapped upper Kishtwar area. “This Himalayan Traverse was completed in seven…

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