Nowshera Sarpanch Arshid Khan Switches Sides, Pledges Support to BJP

Nowshera Sarpanch Arshid Khan Switches Sides, Pledges Support to BJP

Arshid Mehmood Khan, a three-time sarpanch from Dandesar village of Nowshera, was welcomed into the BJP by the party’s J&K president Ravinder Raina and other senior leaders Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party leader Arshid Mehmood Khan on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Khan, a three-time sarpanch from Dandesar village of Nowshera, was welcomed into the BJP by the party’s J&K president Ravinder Raina and other senior leaders, including former deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta and MP Jugal Kishore former minister Sat Sharma and BJP general…

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Panun Kashmir Disputes Government Claims of Normalcy in Kashmir

Panun Kashmir Disputes Government Claims of Normalcy in Kashmir

After the targeted killing of two labourers from Punjab in downtown Srinagar, the Kashmiri Pandit organisation, Panun Kashmir, today accused the government of secularising terrorism in J&K. The organisation said danger of targeting Hindus in Jammu and minorities in Kashmir are increasing. Panun Kashmir said the government should wake up to the reality and move past its self-imposed delusion of normalcy. “The government’s response after the killings is typical. It fails to grasp or acknowledge the underlying message of these acts. After each such incident, we hear promises of increased…

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Road Accident in Gulabgarh-Machail Claims Multiple Lives, Including a Minor

Road Accident in Gulabgarh-Machail Claims Multiple Lives, Including a Minor

Jammu:  Three people, including an infant, were killed and 12 others were injured when an SUV skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, officials said on Saturday. The overloaded passenger vehicle met with the accident at the Hakoo village on the Gulabgarh-Machail road late Friday evening, the officials said. They said three people – Daya Krishan (36), Sabita Devi (30) and a 15-day-old boy – were killed and 12 others were injured in the accident. Four critically injured people were admitted in…

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BJP Strengthens Grip in Jammu: Key Gujjar Leader Switches Sides

BJP Strengthens Grip in Jammu: Key Gujjar Leader Switches Sides

With the BJP wooing nomadic Gujjars and Bakarwals ahead of the parliamentary polls, two-time legislator from National Conference and prominent Gujjar leader of Jammu and Kashmir, Haji Mohammed Hussain, joined the party at a function in Jammu today. The BJP described it as an important development ahead of the parliamentary elections. The party said Hussain joined along with his supporters in the presence of BJP state general secretary Ashok Koul, senior leader Devender Rana and others. Koul said people in large numbers were joining BJP across Jammu and Kashmir. “The…

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Jammu: Magisterial Inquiry Ordered After Man Dies in Police Custody, Officers Suspended

Jammu: Magisterial Inquiry Ordered After Man Dies in Police Custody, Officers Suspended

Jammu and Kashmir Police suspended two officials on Friday, while the Station House Officer (SHO) Gandhi Nagar was attached to DPL following the mysterious death of an individual in custody in Jammu district. A police spokesperson in a statement said, “The incident of custodial death occurred on 31.01.2024 at P/S Gandhi Nagar. The deceased has been identified as Sahil Saini S/o Romesh Saini R/o Nagri, Kathua who was arrested in case FIR No. 20/2024 u/s 457/380 IPC of P/S Gandhi Nagar, Jammu on 30.01.2024 and was on 04 days Police…

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Tragedy on the Road: One Life Lost, 17 Injured in Rajouri Vehicle Crash

Tragedy on the Road: One Life Lost, 17 Injured in Rajouri Vehicle Crash

One person was killed while seventeen others were injured after a vehicle they were on board met with an accident in Rajouri district on Sunday afternoon. Quoting an official, Kashmir Scroll reported that a Matador vehicle bearing number JK02M 8723, on the way from Teryath to Pouni, met with the accident at Saryo due to alleged over speeding. “A passenger was killed on spot and seventeen others were injured in the accident.” The deceased has been identified as Pritam Lal son of Isher Das, a resident of Narla Bambel Khawas…

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Kashmiri Pandits Seek Immediate Rehabilitation, Push for Encroachment Removal in Plea to LG

Kashmiri Pandits Seek Immediate Rehabilitation, Push for Encroachment Removal in Plea to LG

Shadi Lal Pandita, president of Jagti tenement committee urged the LG and Centre to look into the matter keenly and take necessary action to remove illegal encroachments and restore these properties to their owners Internally displaced Kashmiri Pandits, who live in Jagti satellite township in Jammu district on Monday urged the government to initiate some measures for their rehabilitation in Kashmir. Addressing media persons, Shadi Lal Pandita, president of Jagti tenement committee and Soan Kashmir Front said, “For the past, over 34 years, Kashmiri Pandits are living like refugees in…

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Tensions Flare in Jammu: Police Officer Hurt in Raid Met with Stones and Gunfire

Tensions Flare in Jammu: Police Officer Hurt in Raid Met with Stones and Gunfire

A policeman was injured after a police team he was part of, was shot at and pelted with stones during raids to arrest a notorious criminal-cum-bovine smuggler in Bishnah Jammu. A police official said that the cop was injured after a Jammu and Kashmir Police team headed by SP Headquarters Ramnish Gupta was fired at and pelted with stones on their visit to Chak Waziroo village, Bishnah in district Jammu. “The team was conducting raids to arrest the notorious criminal namely Gulzar Ahmed alias Lahu Gujjar son of Bashir Ahmed…

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Jammu Feels the Deep Freeze: Dry Winds Whip as Minimum Temperature Plummets to 4.1°C

Jammu Feels the Deep Freeze: Dry Winds Whip as Minimum Temperature Plummets to 4.1°C

Over the weekend, the temperature in Jammu city dropped to the season’s lowest level at 4.1°C. The cold wave also persisted in the Valley, with Srinagar, Gulmarg, and Pahalgam recording minimum temperatures of -5.4°C, -4.5°C, and -6.3°C, respectively. Other regions in the area also experienced low temperatures, with Katra recording 5.6°C, Batote 2.3°C, Bhaderwah -0.3°C, and Banihal -0.6°C as the minimum temperature. Meanwhile, Leh town in Ladakh recorded the lowest temperature of the night at -12.8°C. The 40-day period of harsh winter cold, known as the ‘Chillai Kalan,’ began on…

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J&K Authorities Launch Crackdown on Illegal Bangladeshi and Rohingya Settlements

J&K Authorities Launch Crackdown on Illegal Bangladeshi and Rohingya Settlements

Police seize fake Aadhaar cards, domicile certificates, Those providing shelter held In a major crackdown on illegal Rohingyas and Bangladeshi nationals residing in different parts of Jammu division with fake identity documents, at least 20 persons were booked by police. The action was taken in districts of Poonch and Rajouri besides Doda and Jammu. The entire operation was carried out on directions of Inspector General of Police Anand Jain. Many facilitators of these illegal immigrants were also booked. Three facilitators among four persons were arrested for forging a fake Aadhaar…

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