Tragic Incident: Soldier Shot Dead by Father-in-Law in Reasi

Tragic Incident: Soldier Shot Dead by Father-in-Law in Reasi

Srinagar: A soldier was gunned down allegedly by his father-in-law over some matrimonial dispute in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Saturday, police said. Village Defence Guard (VDG) member Doulat Ram allegedly fired his .303 rifle on his son-in-law Amit Singh, an army soldier, at Kembal Danga village, causing chest injuries to him, they said. Ram, a resident of Panasa village, had come to meet his son-in-law, who was posted outside and had come on leave to his home, police said. However, he lost control after finding that Singh had…

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BJP Sets Sights on Third Term in Udhampur Despite Opposition from Congress, DPAP

BJP Sets Sights on Third Term in Udhampur Despite Opposition from Congress, DPAP

The high-voltage electioneering came to an end on Wednesday evening in Udhampur parliamentary constituency in Jammu and Kashmir which is witnessing its first major electoral battle since it was bifurcated and downgraded to the status of a Union Territory in 2019. The polling is slated in Udhampur Lok Sabha seat in the first phase on April 19 and will decide the fate of 12 contestants, including Union Minister Jitendra Singh who is seeking a third term and is facing a major challenge from Congress candidate Choudhary Lal Singh. The presence…

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Congress Grows Stronger: Pandit Outfit AIKHF Joins Forces in Merger Move

Congress Grows Stronger: Pandit Outfit AIKHF Joins Forces in Merger Move

The All India Kashmiri Hindu Forum (AIKHF) merged into the Congress at the party headquarters here on Saturday. J&K Pradesh Congress Committee president Vikar Rasool Wani welcomed AIKHF chairman Rattan Lal Bhan and other office-bearers into the party fold. The AIKHF was formed in 1998. Hundreds of members of the All India Kashmiri Hindu Forum joining the Congress is a big boost for the party, Wani told reporters. He also called on all Kashmiri Pandit organisations to join the party and accused the BJP-led Central government of “fooling” the community…

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Congress Picks Lal Singh, Bhalla for Key Seats in Udhampur and Jammu

Congress Picks Lal Singh, Bhalla for Key Seats in Udhampur and Jammu

Days after rejoining the Congress, former MP Choudhary Lal Singh was given the party’s mandate on Saturday to take on Union Minister Jitendra Singh from the Udhampur constituency, which goes to polls on April 19. The Congress has also fielded its J&K working president Raman Bhalla from Jammu. Lal Singh (65), hailing from Kathua district, rejoined the Congress at its headquarters in Delhi on March 20. Lal Singh, who won the Udhampur seat twice on Congress tickets in 2004 and 2009, besides being a three-time former MLA, switched from the…

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Lal Singh’s Return: Congress Jubilant as Ex-MP Welcomed with Grand Reception in Jammu

Lal Singh's Return: Congress Jubilant as Ex-MP Welcomed with Grand Reception in Jammu

A day after he joined Congress party in New Delhi, hundreds of workers on Thursday gave a rousing reception to former MP and former minister Lal Singh on his arrival in Jammu and expressed confidence that the party will win both the seats in Jammu and Kashmir. Singh, 65, who hails from Kathua district, rejoined the Congress at its headquarters in Delhi on Wednesday amid speculations that he will be fielded against BJP minister Jitendra Singh from the Udhampur parliamentary constituency which is going to polls in the first phase…

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Heavy Rainfall and Windstorms Cause Casualties and Damage in Jammu

Heavy Rainfall and Windstorms Cause Casualties and Damage in Jammu

Two people were killed and six others injured in separate incidents as incessant rains pounded several parts of Jammu region for the second day on Saturday, officials said. Over three dozen houses and other structures suffered damages due to gusty winds in the province, they said. Suhunksha Devi, a resident of Batmas-Changa village of Bhalesa, died and her brother injured when the ceiling of their house collapsed due to a windstorm in Doda district, they said. At least 10 other houses suffered damages in Gandoh tehsil of Doda district and 15…

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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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