Residents protest new liquor shop

Residents of Chenani today protested against opening of a liquor shop in their residential area and demanded the shifting of the same to some other place. After the Supreme Court order, banning the sale of alcohol on the state and national highways to curb road accidents in the country, owners of liquor shops located on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway have now started shifting their shops from highway to interior areas such as in Chenani and Tikri. These led to protests in both these areas. Talking to mediapersons, Rajesh Gupta, former…

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Infant plastered in wrong leg at Udhampur hospital

Act of negligence rectified, investigation ordered In a case of gross negligence at District Hospital in Udhampur, doctors plastered the wrong leg of a five-month-old baby boy. As per reports, Sudesh Kumar along with his wife Pinki, residents of Ritti, arrived at the hospital on Saturday and showed their son to an orthopaedic surgeon. Meanwhile, a surgeon advised them to go for an X-ray. The parents got it done and showed the report to the doctor. The X-ray showed the left leg of the baby was fractured. The doctor advised…

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Three Kashmiris attacked by Hindu miscreants in Udhampur

Three Kashmiri passengers were thrashed by a group of Hindu miscreants at Udhampur, where four Kashmiri truckers were attacked—one of them died later in September this year. According to Kashmir Media Service, the victims, Hilal Maqbool Malik, Yawar Hanief Butt and Bilal Ahmad Butt work as medical representatives for a pharmaceutical company. “Around 11 am, we hired a taxi from Banihal Railway station to Jammu. We stopped at a Dhaba near Udhampur for snacks. Suddenly a group of men started thrashing us,” Hilal told media men. “While raising anti-Kashmir slogans,…

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11 Officials suspended in Udhampur for being ‘absent on duty’

Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended 11 officials in Poonch and Udhampur districts for ‘unauthorised absence’ from duty. Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Surankote, Afzal Mirza placed 10 erring officials of Health, Education and Sheep Husbandry department under suspension for their unauthorised absence from duty in Poonch district, an official spokesman said. The SDM conducted surprise inspection of Medical Sub-Centre Draba where five officials were found absent and have been placed under suspension while some paramedics have been placed under suspension for unauthorised absence from duty at Medical Sub Centre Mastaan Dhara,…

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Bus accident in Udhampur, atleast 14 dead

At least 14 people died while 30 others were injured in a road accident in Udhampur district of Jammu region on Tuesday. An official said that an overcrowded bus met an accident in Ramnagar Tehsil of the district today morning, resulting into at least 14 deaths. The bus was its way from Ghordi village to Ramnagar town in Udhampur district of Jammu region. DC Udhampur Shahid Choudhary said that they fear more deaths as many passengers are injured and trapped. “Fourteen deaths have been reported so far. But we fear…

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7 arrested, 5 booked under PSA for attack on truck in J&K’s Udhampur district

Seven persons have been arrested and five of them booked under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) for allegedly attacking a truck in Udhampur recently whose conductor died of injuries today, Director Jammu and Kashmir DGP K Rajendra Kumar said on Sunday. “Seven persons were arrested for criminal assault on the truck,” the Director General of Police (DGP) said, adding that searches were on to nab another person involved in it. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said murder charges will now be slapped on the accused following the…

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110 foot bridges to be build in Udhampur till March ’16

The district administration here has initiated construction of over 110 foot-bridges in the remote areas to facilitate free movement of students, residents and livestock during rainy season. The construction is being carried out under the “Rahat” project of the Udhampur administration. The construction of bridges would substantially reduce the threat to human life and livestock due to flooding of rivulets every year. The project has been initiated after five-month long participatory planning, formulation of designs and estimates, technical consultations, field visits and a series of meetings at various levels. A…

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Kashmir-bound truck attacked in Udhampur, 3 injured, 6 accused arrested

Three persons, including a policeman, received burn injuries when a Kashmir-bound truck was attacked with a petrol bomb in Udhampur district of Jammu division last night following which six persons have been arrested. “CCTV footage helped us nab two persons who were seen throwing combustible substance on a Kashmir-bound truck at Shiv Nagar area of the district,” Deputy Commissioner (DC) Udhampur, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, told PTI. After questioning of the two accused, they revealed the identity of four more persons who were involved in the attack on the truck last…

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Police rescues 25 bovines in Udhampur

Police rescued 25 bovine animals that were being smuggled to Kashmir from Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, while the smugglers managed to flee. Two unidentified men were on their way to Kashmir along with 25 bovine animals on foot when a police team intercepted them at Chenani on Jammu-Srinagar national highway last night, a police spokesperson said. Taking advantage of the darkness, the two smugglers managed to escape from the spot leaving behind the bovine animals, they said. “Police has succeeded in rescuing 25 bovines while manhunt has been…

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Tragedy averted, explosive recovered from J&K highway

A tragedy was averted when an explosive TNT slab was seized from Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. A Road Opening Party (ROP) of CRPF was engaged in routine duty of sanitisation of the highway when they found a TNT slab on the side of highway in Kheri area of Udhampur district about 0530 hours today, police officials said. However, police said it may be left out during the clearance of landslides in this area, they said, adding, investigation is underway into the matter.

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