Jammu Kashmir

Indian Army returned Pakistani soldier’s body

The Indian Army returned the dead body of Pakistani soldier, who was killed in a firefight after he had crossed the Line of Control in the Nowshera sub-sector, with ‘military respects’ on Friday evening. Defence Spokesperson said that Indian troops at Laam post in Rajouri sector observed suspicious movement along the Indian side of LC. On being challenged by a patrol party, the infiltrator opened indiscriminate fire injuring two Jawans.In the ensuing encounter the infiltrator was killed and one AK-56 rifle along with some other warlike stores recovered. The body of the deceased was later handed over to the J&K Police

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Taj Mohi-ud-Din

Taj Mohi-ud-Din reviews arrangements for Jammu Marathon

  Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Taj Mohi-ud-Din today reviewed the arrangements for the smooth conduct of 4th Jammu Marathon race scheduled to be held on Sunday, February 17. The Minister impressed upon the representatives of various agencies to maintain close liaison to make the event a success. He directed Departments of Health, Education, Police etc to put in requisite arrangements in place so that the participants don’t face any inconvenience on the occasion. The meeting was told that a large number of people, including some celebrities are expected to join the race which would be flagged off from M. A. Stadium at 9 am. The 8.5 kms long race would pass through B. C. Road, Amphalla, …

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Court awarded seven years Imprisonment to the accused in rape case

Principal Sessions Judge Udhampur Mr. AK Koul today awarded seven years each rigorous imprisonment and fine Rs 10,000 to Babu Ram S/O Phalli and Uttam Kumar S/O Hari Chand caste Gadhi Residents of Rasli Gadherian Tehsil Ramnagar in rape case. According to the police case that on January 14, 2009 a written report (Ext.-P-2) was lodged by PW 1(herein after referred to as prosecutrix) alleging therein that on 13.01.09 at about 2.30 p.m she was going to her parental home along with her daughter Shivani . The accused way laid them and accused No.1 forcibly caught her arm and pushed her down the road to a nearby forest. Accused No.2 maintained a vigil. Accused No.1 tore her clothes and raped …

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JKACL announces annual State Photography Awards

The Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture & Languages (JKACL ) had announced the State Photography Awards 2011. The awards instituted in 2008 are conferred in three categories carrying a cash prize of Rs 15,000, 10,000, and 7,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd position respectively. Apart from the three awards, four consolation prizes of Rs 1000 each are also given annually to the winners. While making the announcement Secretary J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages, Khalid Bashir Ahmad said that as many as 89 entries were received by the Academy for the competition. Of these, he informed, the Adjudicating Committee selected 67 entries for the competition. Disclosing the winners Khalid said that the first, second and third prize …

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Rigzin Jora appeals for Polythene-free Jammu

Terming Polythene bags as a grave threat to the environment, Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora, today appealed to the people of Jammu not to use as an essential commodity for shopping and daily convenience. “Massive and blind usage of plastic bags and their casual disposal, both by consumers and through waste management activities, not only create environmental problems but also reinforce the perception of a wasteful society. Apart from the devastating environmental consequences, the plastic garbage and litter tear down visual and aesthetic look of the town”, he added. He added that all the grocery stores use the plastic bags in huge quantity every day as a tool to keep the things easy to …

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12 Passengers Injured in Bus Accident at Kathua

Twelve people were injured when a bus in which they were travelling hit a mountain at a sharp carve in Kathua district. The bus, on its way from Bani area to Kathua, hit the mountain when the driver lost control of the vehicle at a sharp curve near Thein Dam area in the district last night, officials said. In the mishap, 12 persons were injured and have been shifted to Kathua district hospital, they said.

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  Dear Readers, This article is not completely in English. I have used the language which we generally use in our day to day life….. Hindi-English mix…. so that it does not remain, just an article…….  AGAR FIRDAUS BAROI ZAMIEAST HAMIEAST…HAMIEAST..HAMIEAST…. The above quote is quite famous and perfectly fits on Udhampur…It simply means ”agar dharti par kahin swarg hai toh yahin hai,yahin hai..”(for me atleast)..Jitna pyaara naam utni hi pyaari jagah…I am sure many of you will agree to this..This is not just an article..I am going to share my own experiences which I have had till now in Udhampur.. I am basically from Ramnagar,somewhat 38 kms. from Udhampur.Before shifting to Udhampur,the only thing which I knew about this …

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The Lure of the Land – Some stories from Poonch

The connection to the land is natural and unbreakable. We may go away for a multitude of reasons but it is easier to snip off the umbilical cord than cut away the tie which binds us to our villages and towns and cities….to the land of our forefathers. I have known this for a fact and experienced it at close quarters, having lived quite a nomadic life, traveling far and wide. Nothing can beat the pleasure and ‘the heart will burst’ kind of happiness when I come back “home”….to my home state of Jammu and Kashmir. I saw this emotion amply reflected in the stories I heard this summer during my trip to Poonch. Poonch is also known as Chhota …

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