Voting for first phase Lok Sabha elections begins in Baramulla, Jammu

Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Baramulla and Jammu constituencies began on Thursday. An unprecedented security arrangements have been put in place to ensure peaceful polls in both the constituencies. The polling started at 7.am and will culminate at 6.pm today. Baramulla Lol Sabha constituency which is spread over three districts, Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora while Jammu constituency is spread over four districts of Jammu, Samba, Poonch and Rajouri. There are a total of 13,08,541 electors including 6,74,417 males, 6,34,083 females and 41 belonging to the…

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Pakistani jets violate Indian air space in Nowshera sector, Flight operations temporarily suspended at Srinagar airport

Pakistani jets violated Indian air space in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera area but were successfully confronted. An official said the jets were immediately pushed back by Indian jets on air patrol. The jets had entered into Indian air space this morning, the official said. More details are awaited. Meanwhile, Srinagar, Jammu and Leh airports were Wednesday closed for civilian air traffic shortly after an IAF jet crashed in Budgam district and amid escalation of cross-Line of Control shelling between armies of India and Pakistan.“The civilian air traffic has been suspended…

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Jammu, Udhampur on high alert after suspicious movement

Army, Police carried out searches in Miran Sahib area; Security strengthened in Udhampur too High alert was sounded in Jammu and Udhampur districts on Wednesday night following two reports of suspicious movement in the Miran Sahib area on the outskirts of Jammu city and possibility of infiltration on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts. The police, Army and the administration were on their toes throughout the night. As a result, some schools in Jammu and Udhampur remained closed today. The police in Jammu said searches were…

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Jammu, Kashmir to have similar AIIMS: JK Health Minister

Amid protests and shutdown to demand setting up of an AIIMS in Jammu, state health minister Chowdhary Lal Singh on Sunday said AIIMS will be set up at both here and Kashmir and will be provided with same facilities. “There will be similar AIIMS for both Jammu as well as Kashmir with equal provisions of infrastructure, funds, faculty, paramedical staff and facilities. “The process for establishing AIIMS in Jammu and Srinagar will commence simultaneously with equal provision of funds i.E. To the tune of Rs 1,500 crore each,” he said…

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