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BJP warns state-wide agitation over Rajouri issue

While expressing serious concern over the developments in Rajouri, BJP has blamed the administration for the stalemate in resolving the issue resulting from disruption of Ramleela by certain mischievous elements belonging to a majority community.   BJP state president Jugal Kishore Sharma, saturday, warned that if the administration fails to take appropriate action, the party will be forced to resort to more aggressive and state-wide agitation from Monday after the culmination of Dusshera festival. While giving details and objectives of party’s “Rajouri Chalo” protest yesterday,  Sharma said the programme was meant to express party’s solidarity with the minority community in Rajouri and to pressurize the coalition government to give full protection to the minorities without any discrimination. He said during yesterday’s …

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Devender Singh Rana

Rana lashes out at Gen VK Singh, says he lowered the dignity of Army Chief’s office

Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana on Sunday hit out at former Army chief General (Retd) VK Singh for tarnishing the dignity of Army Chief’s office. “How can a person of the stature of Chief of the Army Staff don upon himself a role carved out for the people in a democratic country”, Rana said while addressing NC convention at Nandian and Darhal block headquarters. NC Provincial President said his party stands vindicated after the revelation of General VK Singh’s role in overthrowing the democratically elected government led by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in 2010 as his tenure in Kashmir had remained biased against NC. “Ever since the positioning of General Singh as GoC Victor Force in Kashmir, he …

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Every Indian wants to get rid of corrupt Congress and see Modi as the next PM: Khanna, J&K BJP Prabhari

Member of Parliament & Jammu and Kashmir BJP Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, after taking stock of the party’s activities in Rajouri at district and mandal levels, appreciated the efforts being put in by the party leadership to reach the masses with the motive of enlightening them about the anti-people and anti-poor policies of the Central as well as state government. In his address, Khanna said that the declaration of Narendra Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate by BJP high command has received overwhelming response from every segment of the society and every corner of the country. There is enthusiasm and jubilation in the entire country as his nomination has provided a ray of hope to the common masses in the deluge …

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People living in far-flung areas are still deprived of basic life amenities: BJP

Continuing the week-long mass contact programme undertaken in Jammu province by Member of Parliament & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, alongwith State President Jugal Kishore Sharma, Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency Incharge Yudhvir Sethi, Sunderbani Distt. Prabhari Chander Mohan Gupta, senior leaders and Presidents of SC and Mahila Morcha reached Nowshera on Saturday and addressed a  public gathering. Speaking on the occasion, Khanna said that it is indeed unfortunate that the people living in areas away from capital cities are still deprived of minimum basic life amenities viz. adequate facilities of education, health care, road connectivity, drinking water etc. He said that a large population of refugees reside in different areas of Jammu province scattered from Kathua to Nowshera and leading a …

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Omar asks people to strengthen State’s pluralistic ethos, Cautions against disruptive forces

In his clarion call to people to beware of divisive and disruptive forces, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said that these elements come into public ranks in different garbs and attempt to wedge apart society for vested interests. He asked people to foil nefarious designs of such forces by exhibiting firm faith and confidence in unity, amity and brotherhood.             Addressing a big public meeting at Kalakote in Rajouri district today, the Chief Minister said that people of this cult would come from within and outside the State to test the strength and temperament of people and try to divide them through deceitful means.             “Their game is to separate you from each other on region, religion and community grounds …

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Gujjars, Bakerwals start seasonal migration in J&K

Gujjars and Bakerwals nomadic tribes have begun their bi-annual seasonal migration to the upper reaches of Shivalik, Perpanchal and Trikuta Hills of the Himalayas a few days ahead of their routine schedule due to unusual rise in the daily temperature in the northern States, including Jammu and Kashmir.  A handout by the Tribal Research And Cultural Foundation, an organisation working for the Gujjars, has impressed upon various organisations working for tribals in the State to mobilise resources for providing necessary logistics to migratory tribes. Dr. Javaid Rahi Secretary of the foundation said that the main migration routes, including Jamiya Gali, Gora Batta, Nanansar, Ropadi Dharhal Pass , Mughal Road and others, were badly damaged due to heavy snowfall last winter …

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Bovine smuggling bid foiled, 4 held

As a part of drive against Bovine smugglers to curb the smuggling of Bovine animals, Rajouri Police seized bovine animals in two separate raids at different place under the jurisdiction of Kalakote and Dharmsaal Police Stations today. Reports said that Kalakote Police intercepted a Tata Mobile bearing Registration No. 1762/JK02AN and seized 04 animals from the vehicle besides arrested two smugglers namely (1) Israr Ahmed S/O Kala Khan R/O Kotedhara (2) Abdul Majid S/O Noor Mohd R/O Kotedhara. In this connection case FIR No.25/2013, U/S 188/RPC, 3/PCA Act has been registered in P/S Kalakote. Similarly, Dharmsaal Police also intercepted a Tata Mobile bearing Registration No. 2636/JK04A at Solki Bridge, seized three animals and arrested two bovine smugglers namely (1) Mohd …

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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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