RSS to hold 7-day mega show in Jammu in July

Mohan Bhagwat, 200 RSS Pracharaks to discuss ‘Sangh ideology expansion plan’ All 200 Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Pracharaks, heads of all allied organizations of RSS and Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat would be holding intense deliberations in Jammu for seven days from July 15 onwards to discuss and formulate a strategy for “expansion of Sangh ideology and programmes” in the state. The top BJP leaders including national general secretary and chief architect of BJP-PDP alliance, Ram Madhav, national general secretary (organization), Ram Lal, heads of RSS’ allied organizations, VHP, National Mazdoor…

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Wife killed, Husband injured during Pak shelling in Nowshera

The Pakistani army resorted to heavy mortar shelling over the areas along the Line of Control in Nowshera subdivision on Wednesday, killing a woman and damaging a school. The shelling also set off migration from a few areas with about 15 families from the Jhanjar sector heading for a camp set up at Nowshera. On Wednesday night, 40-year-old woman Akhter Bibi was killed while her husband Mohd Haneef received serious splinter injuries when a shell landed on their home. Haneef was rushed to the Sub-district Hospital at Nowshera. “The Pakistan…

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Jammu woman alleges sexual assault by cop, says beer bottle, chilli powder inserted in her private parts

In a bone-chilling incident, a woman in Jammu has alleged that a station house officer forcibly stripped her at a police station and sexually assaulted her. In a bone-chilling incident, a woman in Jammu has alleged that a station house officer forcibly stripped her at a police station and sexually assaulted her. She further alleged that a beer bottle and chilli powder were inserted in her private parts. Speaking to CNN-News18, the lawyer of the victim said the assault was similar to the Nirbhaya gang-rape case in Delhi. Meanwhile, Minister of State…

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Any disturbance in Amarnath Yatra will have repercussions : Mahant

Mahant Purani Mandi today urged government to ensure safe and peaceful Amarnath Yatra. He said any untoward incident will have reaction in Jammu. Speaking to media here, Mahant Purani Mandi said that government should facilitate and ensure peaceful culmination of Amarnath Yatra. “If Yatra is hurt in any manner, then the repercussion would be dangerous,” he said, adding that attempts are being made in Jammu to disturb the peace. He appealed all the communities living in Jammu to remain united and stand for the rights of everybody, whether it is…

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Pandits urge govt to launch all-out ops against militants

The All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC) has urged the state and Central government to abandon the “wait and watch” policy in dealing with the rising militancy in the Kashmir valley and launch an all-out operation against terror groups and their over-ground workers (OGW). Addressing a meeting, ASKPC president Ravinder Raina said repeated attacks by militants and looting of banks gave a clear message that the situation in the Valley had deteriorated due to the policies of the government, which had failed to act against the pro-Pakistan and separatists elements.…

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BJP left red-faced as Jammu declared dirtiest in State

Ranks 251st in country despite promises to turn it into Smart City, Leh is ranked 100th, Anantnag 197th and Srinagar 241th.  The “Swachh Sarvekshan-2017” survey has landed the ruling BJP in an embarrassing situation as Jammu, the winter capital of the state, holds 251st position in the country, making it the dirtiest city of the state. Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, in charge of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD), has been repeatedly claiming for the last one year that Jammu would be declared a “Smart City…

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Protests in Jammu over killing, alleged mutilation of Indian soldiers

Several political parties and groups on Tuesday held protests in Jammu against the alleged mutilation of Indian soldiers by Pakistani army on Monday in Poonch area of the state. As per reports, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party leaders and activist staged a protest against Pakistan outside the United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) office in Jammu. The protestors held banners and raised anti-Pakistan slogans and urged the UN authorities to declare Pakistan a ‘terror state’. “The incident is an insult to the whole nation and…

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Rallies mark May Day

Like other parts of the country, May Day was observed by various organisations here today. While speaking at a rally on the occasion, leaders of the Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh All Department Clerical Staff Association said the pay anomaly committees had been constituted several times for the removal of pay imbalance but it had still ignore the clerical cadre. Sukhbir Singh, general secretary of the association, alleged that the state government from time to time promised to remove pay anomalies but it had not been done. He appealed to the…

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Police foil Punjab Shiv Sainiks’ bid to enter J&K

The police foiled an attempt of Shiv Sena activists from neighbouring Punjab to enter the state at Lakhanpur, near here, today. The Shiv Sainiks from Punjab, who were stopped by the J&K Police from moving further, had planned to meet the Governor of J&K in the wake of Kashmir unrest. However, the police action infuriated the Shiv Sainiks, led by their Punjab unit chief Sanjeev Ghanoli and other prominent party leader Sudhir Suri. The enraged Shiv Sainiks parked their vehicles in the middle of the Jammu-Pathankot national highway at Lakhanpur…

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Mercury may touch 41°C this week in Jammu

A sizzling summer weekend with the temperature likely to touch 41°C in the next two days. Today, the temperature was recorded at 39.7 °C, which is seven degrees above normal. A scorching heatwave has gripped the region, especially the plains, with the temperature floating between 38-39 °C. The weathermen believes that the heatwave may intensify in the coming days and the trend may lead to breaking of all previous records of May and June. According to the forecast by the meteorological department, the maximum temperature will be above 40°C on Thursday…

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