Amarnath Yatra 2022: First batch of pilgrims to leave Jammu base camp today

Amarnath Yatra 2022: First batch of pilgrims to leave Jammu base camp today

Amidst high security, J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will flag off the first batch of Amarnath pilgrims from Bhagwati Nagar at 4 am on Wednesday. The 43-day yatra will officially begin on Thursday amid unprecedented security arrangements due to the increased threat from the militant groups. Anti-drone system has been deployed in different areas. After a two-year hiatus, the yatra is expected to be attended by eight lakh pilgrims. “All necessary facilities, including traffic management, health, communication and water are in place. We are aware of the high altitude-related issues.…

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Flash floods, landslides throw life out of gear in Jammu region, 1 Killed in lightning incident in Udhampur

Flash floods, landslides throw life out of gear in Jammu region

The Army rescued over 300 people stranded at different spots in Ramban and Udhampur districts on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which got blocked due to massive landslides triggered by heavy rain and snowfall on higher reaches. Vehicles stuck in Battery Chashma area of Ramban district in Jammu on Wednesday. The highway was blocked at multiple locations, including Karol, Mehar, Cafeteria Morh, Seri, Battery Chashma, T2, Digdole, Panthyal, Romparhi and Rattanbass. The Gool-Ramban road was also blocked due to a landslide. The administration called Army personnel as hundreds of people were…

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Day 06: Curfew continues in Bhaderwah, scores detained

Day 06: Curfew continues in Bhaderwah, scores detained

Curfew which was imposed on Thursday evening continued for the sixth day on Tuesday in Bhadarwah without any relaxation, while nine people were detained in the curfew-bound town. Meanwhile, restrictions were relaxed in nearby Kishtwar district headquarters for five hours, officials said. The curfew was imposed in the two towns last Thursday following communal tension over the controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad ( SAW) by now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and certain social media posts by local right wing activists in her support. The officials said all the nine people…

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Day 4: Curfew continues in Doda, Kishtwar Districts

Day 4: Curfew continues in Doda, Kishtwar Districts

Indefinite curfew which was imposed on Thursday evening continued on 4th day in Doda and Kishtwar Districts on Sunday while restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC also remained in effect in Ramban, after a social media post and hate speech video of an individual created communal tension and widespread protests in the area. Authorities have also snapped broadband and mobile internet services in all the three districts of Chenab Region including Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar as a precautionary measure. Sources said the district administrations were making efforts to defuse the…

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Resolution to rename Sheikh Nagar to Shiv Nagar, Amphalla Chowk to Hanuman Chowk passed in JMC

Resolution to rename Sheikh Nagar to Shiv Nagar, Amphalla Chowk to Hanuman Chowk passed in JMC

Sheikh Nagar in Jammu could soon be called Shiv Nagar, and Amphalla Chowk could be renamed as Hanuman Chowk, if a resolution passed at the Jammu Municipal Corporation is accepted by the Jammu and Kashmir administration. The opposition strongly criticised the move. Sharda Kumari, a Bharatiya Janata Party councillor from ward 47 where Sheikh Nagar is located, moved the resolution seeking the change in names at the 16th general house meeting of the municipality held at the Jammu town hall on Saturday. Shiekh Nagar is named Shiekh Mohammad Abdullah, founder…

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Curfew continues in parts of Chenab Valley, Stone-pelting in Bhaderwah

Curfew continues in parts of Chenab Valley, Stone-pelting in Bhaderwah

Normalcy soon We are holding talks with people and are hopeful of restoration of normalcy within the shortest possible time. Ramesh Kumar, jammu divisional commissioner No internet Broadband and mobile Internet services remained suspended in several areas, including Bhaderwah and Kishtwar towns. Officials have asked residents to avoid making “irresponsible comments” on social media platforms. Relaxation Patients and students are being allowed to go out amid curfew. We will have complete normalcy within a day or two. Mukesh Singh, Jammu ADGP A curfew clamped in parts of Jammu’s Chenab valley…

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43.8 Degree: Jammu records season’s highest temp

43.8 Degree: Jammu records season’s highest temp

While Jammu today recorded season’s highest temperature of 43.8 degree Celsius, at least five persons were injured after a lightning bolt hit a tree at Botanical Garden, Srinagar this evening as gusty winds blew across Kashmir with heavy showers recorded in Srinagar and its adjacent areas bringing respite from hot weather. Holy township of Katra Mata Vaishnodevi in Jammu region recorded a maximum temperature of 40.3 deg C, Bhaderwah tourist resort 34.2 deg C, Batote 31.8 deg C, Leh 14. 4 deg C while Kargil town 24.6 deg C temperature…

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Hate Speech: Curfew imposed in Bhaderwah after tension over Social Media Post, Army called, Internet services snapped

Hate Speech: Curfew imposed in Bhaderwah after tension over Social Media Post, Army called, Internet services snapped

Curfew was imposed and the Army was called for a flag march in Hindu-minority Bhaderwah town in Doda district after some people delivered a “hate” speech from a religious place against a particular community today. Internet services have also been snapped. According to information, some people delivered a speech at a shrine and threatened BJP’s former spokesperson Nupur Sharma over her recent controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad. Hurling abuses at the supporters of Nupur, the speakers are said to have spewed venom against a particular community. A video of the…

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Wasim Sadiq Nargal, first Muslim HC judge from Jammu notified

Wasim Sadiq Nargal, first Muslim HC judge from Jammu notified

The department of justice issued a notification confirming Nargal’s appointment as an additional judge. The Union government on Wednesday notified the appointment of Wasim Sadiq Nargal as a judge, paving the way for the first Muslim judge from Jammu in the J&K and Ladakh high court, while also clearing the oldest pending recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium to the Centre. The department of justice issued a notification confirming Nargal’s appointment as an additional judge. As reported first by HT on Tuesday, the Union law ministry and the Prime Minister’s…

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Founder of J&K Panthers Party, Prof Bhim Singh passes away at 80

Founder of J&K Panthers Party, Prof Bhim Singh passes away at 80

Professor Bhim Singh was expelled from the party he had founded for taking part in a meeting of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) at the Bhatindi residence of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah. Professor Bhim Singh, founder of the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party, passed away at his residence in Jammu on Tuesday. Singh was 80. Condoling the demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Singh would be remembered as a grassroots leader who devoted his life for the welfare of Jammu and Kashmir. “He was…

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