Power crisis hits water supply, Govt goes for rationing in Jammu region

With the power crisis hitting the working of lifting stations and filtration plants, the government has now opted for rationing of drinking water in the Jammu region. Official sources in the public health engineering (PHE) department revealed that the residential areas would be getting the supply for 45 minutes daily or on alternate days during the next one month, depending on the availability of water in reservoirs. Since mid-May, Jammu and Kashmir is facing acute power crisis due to poor infrastructure and failure of the state government to clear nearly…

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Rajnath Singh fails to placate border dwellers

Even as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday announced a slew of incentives, border dwellers said these are not going to address their grievances. “Our main concern is security. We want to live a peaceful and dignified life, like other residents of the state,” said Rohit Sharma, a youth from Chakroi village. “We raised our main problems before the Union Home Minister and sought an immediate solution,” said Rohit. Rohit along with other border youth held an interaction with Rajnath at the village which is situated near the International…

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Ramadan truce hasn’t received good response: Dy CM Kavinder Gupta

Amid reports that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will extend the ongoing ceasefire beyond the holy month of Ramadan, Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta on Thursday said the unilateral truce announced by the Centre on May 16 had not received an encouraging response so far. “The government had announced the suspension of operations in the holy month of Ramadan with a hope that this bold initiative will be reciprocated by different groups to take the process of peace and reconciliation to a logical conclusion,” Gupta said during an informal chat…

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J&K Police withdraws plea to shift Kathua accused to Pathankot jail

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday withdrew its application requesting that the seven accused in the Kathua rape and murder case be moved to a Pathankot jail after the Punjab government told the court that their prisons were overcrowded, officials said. The issue came up as daily hearing in the case of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from a minority nomadic community in Kathua resumed in the court of District and Sessions Judge Tejwinder Singh after the weekend. The counsel for the Jammu and Kashmir police…

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Plea to shift Kathua Case accused to Pathankot jail

J&K Government’s special public prosecutor Santokh Singh Basra has moved an application with District and Sessions Judge Tejwinder Singh seeking shifting of seven of the eight accused to the Pathankot sub-jail in the Kathua rape-murder case. The eighth accused is a juvenile. After the hearing began in the case here on Thursday, the accused are commuting daily from Kathua, where they are lodged in a jail, in a J&K Police bus. The Judge will pass an order on Basra’s application on June 4. Basra also apologised to the court for…

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Water, Power crisis worsens in Jammu

Only 25 water tankers for 72 wards one-hour power cut every 2 hours Jammu, the city of Temples, has been hit by the worst-ever water crisis in the recent times with many areas of the city not getting water supply for days together, while others are getting supply for only a few minutes. To make things worse, the PHE Department has only 25 water tanks for managing the water supply to 72 wards of the city. There are 12 water tankers for Gandhi Nagar areas and 13 tankers for city…

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Lal Singh slams Mehbooba Mufti’s ‘Double Standards’ over CBI Probe

Emboldened after getting a “pat” from BJP national president Amit Shah during a recent meeting, BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh on Thursday vowed to intensify his struggle to “expose” the ruling elite of Kashmir for “hatching a conspiracy to demonise the ethnic Dogra minority of J&K.” “This dispensation is propagating biased, discriminatory and anti-minority policies to appease radical and fundamentalist elements of the Kashmir valley,” Lal Singh said. Reiterating his demand for handing over the infamous Rasana rape-murder case to the CBI, Lal Singh said Mehbooba Mufti had claimed in…

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Amit Shah gives ‘Free Hand’ to axed minister Lal Singh

The BJP’s top brass in New Delhi is learnt to have placated the visibly angry Choudhary Lal Singh, who was sacked following a raging controversy over his participation in the rallies defending those accused in the sensational rape-and-murder of a minor Bakarwal girl in Rasana, Kathua. Lal Singh along with the newly appointed BJP president Ravinder Raina on Monday called on Amit Shah and briefed him about the surge in support of CBI probe into the incident, sources revealed to Kashmir Post. The party apprehends that it might lose a…

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Efforts on to forge pro-Jammu political outfit before 2019 elections

Encouraged by a huge turnout at the Dogra Swabhiman Rally organised by former Forest Minister Choudhary Lal Singh on May 20, attempts are being made to bring all pro-Jammu leaders on a common platform. This is being done to forge a new regional political outfit before the Lok Sabha elections so as to provide people an alternative to the mainstream parties. Separate meetings of Lal Singh and Congress leader Sham Lal Sharma with Vikramaditya Singh, the scion of the Dogra dynasty, have fuelled rumours about the formation of a new…

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At 42.5°C, Jammu witnesses hottest day of season

The city of temples reeled under intense heat wave conditions, recording the hottest day of the season on Sunday. The maximum temperature recorded in Jammu was 42.5°C — the highest this season, which is 3.4 degrees above normal during this part of the season, a spokesperson of the meteorological (MeT) department said. He said the night temperature also shot up by four notches to settle at 28.9°C, making it the hottest night of the season to date. Katra, the famous town and the base camp for the pilgrims visiting the…

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