Udhampur-Ramban-DDB meet

CM announces an outlay of Rs 166.32 crore for Udhampur, 116.27 crore for district Ramban

* Mufti expresses dismay over sluggish fund utilization, cautions administration * Plan outlay for Ramban increased by 173%, for Udhampur by 194% Expressing dismay over inadequate utilization of funds, the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today called for expeditious and effective usage of allocated money to get the desired results on the ground. “Unfortunately, the track record of the State in utilizing the allocated funds has not been up to the mark resulting in development deficit in key sectors,” Chief Minister said while chairing the District Development Board meeting of Udhampur and Ramban districts here today. He said it is dispiriting to note that on an average utilization of funds under centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) has been hovering around 40 …

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17 killed, 34 injured as bus rolled down into a gorge in Digdol, Ramban

17 people were killed and 34 others injured when a passenger bus rolled down into a 400-feet deep gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district in the wee hours today. The bus, which was on its way to Srinagar from Jammu, skidded off the road and rolled down into the gorge in Digdol  area around 0230 hours due to alleged negligence of the driver, police said. 17 people, including six women and a child were killed, and 34 others injured, 17 of them seriously in the mishap, they said. Soon after the accident, army, police, quick response teams, CRPF led by Deputy Superintendent of Police S Bali launched rescue and search operation and recovered the bodies from the …

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Jitendra Singh defeated Ghulam Nabi Azad-Udhampur

BJP’s Jitendra Singh defeated union min Ghulam Nabi Azad

In Udhampur parliamentary constituency, dark horse Dr Jitendra Singh defeated union min Ghulam Nabi Azad by an impressive vote margin of 60976. Here is assembly segment wise vote share:  Assembly Segment BJP Congress Kishtwar 18726 22484 Inderwal 11196 39351 Doda 18176 35914 Bhaderwah 21597 44783 Ramban 23164 26106 Banihal 5514 32836 Gulabgarh 7664 37332 Reasi 43143 34262 Gool Arnas 8832 29016  Udhampur 49623 19429 Chenani 34336 14912 Ramnagar 33588 18407 Bani 12813 10396 Basohli 36169 8518 Kathua 63186 18021 Billawar 42526 18076 Hiranagar 56567 16491  Total  487369  426393

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Udhampur Votes

Udhampur Votes: Polling begins for Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha Seat

India is witnessing elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase today as polling is going on in 121 seats across 12 states. Of the total seats, Congress has 36 seats while its main challenger BJP has 40 seats. Polling will take place in 28 seats in Karnataka, followed by Rajasthan (20), Maharashtra (19), Uttar Pradesh and Odisha (11 each), Madhya Pradesh (10), Bihar (7), Jharkhand (6), West Bengal (4), Chhattisgarh (3), Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur (1 each). Over 14.6 lakh voters will decide the fate of Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today in Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat. Azad is being challenged by BJP’s Dr Jitendra Singh. A total number of 13 …

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#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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Photos: Ramban under snow cover

Ramban is under thick snow cover. Snowfall began in Ramban in the wee hours on Tuesday morning and continued till night. Pics shared by Darvinder ji

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Ramban Firing Incident: Is CM doing Justice with the Bereaved Family?

After the four civilians were killed and 42 others were injured in the Ramban firing on July 18, 2013 the state government had announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia relief to the next of kin.Besides, the state cabinet had also ordered appointment of one member from each bereaved family in government service on compassionate grounds. In contrast on Tuesday when one of injured resident of Rajouri, undergoing treatment in SKIMS succumbed to his critical injuries the state chief minister Omar Abdullah released ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh in favor of the next of kin of the deceased as an immediate relief. In his condolence message the Chief Minister expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Ravi Kant S/o Durga Das, resident …

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Cleric provoked local residents against BSF in Ramban: Omar

While terming the reports of Quran desecration in Gool area of Ramban as baseless, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said the local cleric had provoked local residents against the BSF which lead to the death of four protesters in the BSF firing. “Who provoked people in Ramban has to be seen. Molvi spread rumours that Holy Quran has been desecrated which were baseless. It was that Molvi who provoked people against BSF. Molvi provoked people to attack the BSF camp,” Omar told a local news agency in an interview. Four civilians were killed and over many were injured when BSF men opened fire on villagers protesting against the alleged desecration of Quran in Gool, Ramban. About the refusal of separatists …

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Why Omar Abdullah could not visit Ramban and offer Condolences to members of the Deceased families?

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has strongly condemned the Ramban firing incident and immediately took up the issue with the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde claiming excessive use of force against unarmed protestors was totally ‘unacceptable’. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah led cabinet meeting also took strong note of the killings and awarded 5 lakh compensation to the kith and kin  of deceased. In addition political leaders of different parties and different statures issued public statements condemning the firing incident which lead to death of four civilians. Chief Minister also targeted the media by tweeting that they had not taken care to report the facts in the sensitive case.   To prevent the tension from spilling over to different parts of …

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Curfew imposed in Ramban

Where are the Non-Lethal weapons of J&K police?

Not very long ago the Jammu and Kashmir police had equipped itself with non-lethal weapons and ammunition to deal with  the violent  mobs. But on Thursday when J&K police arrived at the scene of action in Gool  area of Ramban district the majority of policemen were not armed with non-lethal weapons and had no other option but to fall back upon their traditional weapons to contain the law and order situation as it fast slipped out of their hands. According to police sources, the local teams from Ramban, Gool and Sangaldhan were not adequately equipped with non-lethal weapons to deal with the volatile situation on ground zero The police officers on their part claimed that they had not been provided …

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