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Ghulam Nabi Azad

#Udhampur: 14.6 lakh electorate to decide fate of Union min Azad in crucial Phase

Over 14.6 lakh voters will decide the fate of Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in the second phase of polling on Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday. Azad is being challenged by BJP’s Dr Jitendra Singh. A total number of 13 candidates including Prof Bhim Singh of Panthers Party, Arshid Mailk of PDP and JKDF candidate Anil Gupta are in the fray. To ensure smooth and peaceful conduct of the polling the election commission of India has set up 2051 polling stations across six districts of Jammu region.     Elaborate security arrangements have been made by the election commission to ensure peaceful conduct of the polling.   The polling stations across Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Reasi, …

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Tributes paid to martyr Lance Naik V Anthony Nirmal Viji of Artillery Regiment-Kathua Attack

Army pays tribute to martyr Lance Naik V Anthony Nirmal Viji

A befitting tribute was paid to martyr Lance Naik V Anthony Nirmal Viji of Artillery Regiment, in a wreath laying ceremony conducted as per the highest traditions of Indian Army, at Pathankot Air Field. The wreath laying ceremony was attended by Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, General Officer Commanding, Rising Star Corps and other military officials. The mortal remains of Lance Naik Anthony were flown to his native place Mugiyur in Vellupuram Distt of Tamil Nadu in an IAF aircraft. Lance Naik Anthony was martyred while fighting bravely against the terrorists, who had attacked the Army Camp at Janglot, on Friday. All the three terrorists were killed in the joint Army and Police operation.Two civilians were also killed in militants attack.

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Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah compliments security forces but Police officers are a worried lot

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah may have complimented the security forces for their swift response and containing the damage but the senior police authorities are a worried lot. In a span of six months the heavily armed group of fidayeens have exposed the ‘security bandobast’ and penetrated deep inside the borders to launch an audacious terror strike at the behest of their handlers in Pakistan. On Friday despite receiving flash message around 4.47 a.m about the possible militant strike in the police control room it took more than two and half hours  for the alert security forces to establish first contact with the fidayeens.  According to the Defence PRO in Jammu the first contact with the fidayeen was made around …

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Narendra Modi addresses rally in Hiranagar after paying obeisance at Vaishno Devi shrine

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid obeisance at Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra ahead of his rally in Hiranagar, a few kilometres from Indo-Pak border. Narendra Modi targets Arvind Kejriwal without taking his name, he said “Three AKs have emerged as a unique strength for Pakistan. One is AK-47 which has been used to cause bloodshed in Kashmir. The second is A K Antony, who informs Parliament that people wearing the dress of Pak army beheaded our soldiers while our Army says Pakistanis had come. Who do you want to benefit with your statement and Third AK which is AK-49 who has just given birth to a new party”. “The map on his party’s …

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Ghulam Nabi Azad filed his nominations for Udhampur seat

Ghulam Nabi Azad filed his nomination papers for Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Former J&K CM Ghulam Nabi Azad today filed his nomination papers for Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituency. Mr Azad, accompanied by the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, JKPCC Chief Saif-ud-Din Soz and other senior leaders from Congress and National Conference filed his nomination papers. BJP candidate Jitendra Singh, JKNPP candidate Bhim Singh and others had already filed their nominations for Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat. Scrutiny of nominations for Udhampur parliamentary Constituency will be held on March 27 while last date for withdrawal of nominations is March 29. Voting will be held on April 17. Meanwhile, Omar Abdullah posted photographs on a social network of supporters who accompanied Azad during the filing of papers. …

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NC-Congress coalition deprived people of their democratic rights: Mufti

Seeking support of the people to uproot the worst ever corrupt dispensation headed by the National Conference, patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said that forthcoming Lok Sabha elections would be the first stage of PDP’s crusade to set up a new system of justice and equality in J&K. He asserted that with the support of the people PDP is committed to establish a corruption free, transparent and accountable system of governance in the State so as to ensure that every individual would get equal opportunity of growth. Addressing a public meeting at Kathua, Mufti said that since its formation the National Conference coalition regime has systematically dismantled democratic institutions in the State thus depriving …

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Ghulam Nabi Azad-Kathua

Union Health Ministry has given nod to provide 45 crore each for Jammu and Srinagar Cancer Institutes: Azad

“It is our duty to remember and give honor to the martyrs besides carrying forward their mission and boosting spirit of nationalism among the people” said Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad while addressing at a function organized in connection with commemoration of 15th Shaheedi Diwas here today to pay homage to the martyrs of district Kathua. The Annual Shaheedi Diwas is being organized every year to commemorate the sacrifices made by the martyrs while serving in police, army and paramilitary forces. A big floral tribute was paid to martyrs at Shaheedi Smark at Shaheedi Chowk where Ghulam Nabi Azad along with Ministers, Member Parliament, MLCs and other dignitaries laid wreaths. Ghulam Nabi Azad and other dignitaries extended their sympathies …

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Pak provokes India by targetting 25 border posts across IB

Despite facing uncertain future Pakistan is bent upon provoking Indian reaction by escalating the border tension even along the International border in Jammu and kashmir. On Friday night Pak rangers, for the first time in last 10 years, targeted at least 25 border posts in Kathua, Samba, Hiranagar, RS Pura, Pargwal sectors in the biggest ever ceasefire violation.  The firing which started around 7.00 p.m continued till 4.00 a.m in the wee hours and Pak rangers used automatic weapons and mortars to target the Indian posts. The Pak rangers also targeted the forward Indian villages during the night while exchanging intense fire with BSF in RS Pura, Pargwal, Hiranagar and Samba sectors   The BSF claimed the Pak rangers were …

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Kathua railway station

Rail traffic halted at Kathua railway station as portion of track was missing

Rail traffic halted at Kathua following detection of crack in the rail line near Budhi railway station. Jammu bound Jhelum express and Sealdah express halted while trains heading towards Delhi, Malwa and Ahmedabad express also halted. A team of engineers and others have rushed to the spot to carry out the necessary repair works. Traffic likely to be resumed after the repair work is over and it may take 1-2 hours

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After 9 days CM Omar pays homage to ITBP Inspector Bhim Singh, sanctions 1 lakh Compensation

Insensitive Information Dept. first said, “CM sanctions 1 lakh for ‘one person‘ of Kathua District who has lost his life in Uttarakhand natural calamity”  One hour later does a U turn and claimed CM sanctions 1 lakh for Bhim Singh of Bobiya village in Kathua. After waiting for nine long days generous Omar Abdullah has finally sanctioned compensation  of 1 lakh to the family of ITBP Inspector Bhim Singh. The announcement by the Chief Minister interestingly coincided with the visit of National Conference Provincial President Devendra Singh Rana to the house of ITBP Inspector Bhim Singh in Bobiya Village of Kathua. Rana accompanied by several party leaders condoled the demise of the braveheart and also assured to take up the …

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