Chamber of Commerce Udhampur condemns the attack on a trucker in Udhampur, urged administration to take strict action against culprits

Office bearers of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Udhampur (ACCIU) strongly condemned the attack on a truck at Udhampur in which Zahid Ahmed, the conductor of a truck got injured on October 9, succumbed to injuries at Safdurjung Hospital in New Delhi on Sunday morning. Ravi Malgooria, President, ACCIU urged the administration to take strict action against every single culprit behind this shameful incident. Udhampur is known for maintaining communal and regional harmony, but this incident has brought bad name to this beautiful city. We condemned this in strongest possible words, he added. He also said that there are some forces that are hell bent upon creating divide. If police had prepared comprehensive dossiers it should bring out the …

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Gen. NPS Hira

Gen. NPS Hira takes over as new COS, Northern Command

Lieutenant General, Narinder Pal Singh Hira, on Tuesday has taken over as the Chief of Staff of Headquarter Northern Command, a defence spokesman said. Commissioned into Sikh Light Infantry in 1978, the General Officer has a vast experience in Western and Eastern Theatre and also in counter insurgency operations both in Jammu and Kashmir and North East, he said. Gen Hira had commanded an Infantry Battalion in Assam,a Brigade in Uri, a Division in Akhnoor and a Corps in Jalandhar. He has also held many instructional and staff appointments in schools of Instruction and headquarters and has completed all prestigious professional courses. The General is conferred with Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Sena Medal (SM). The General is married …

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2 arrested, 3 detained for allegedly aiding captured terrorist Mohd Naved

At least two persons have been arrested and three others detained for allegedly helping Mohammed Naved Yakub, a Pakistani terrorist of Lashker-e-Taiba who had ambushed a BSF convoy near Udhampur on Wednesday. The arrests followed interrogation by central security agencies of Yakub, who was caught alive by villagers after the Wednesday attack in which two BSF constables were killed. Nearly a dozen people were being examined by the agencies based on details provided by Naved, a 23-year-old Pakistani national hailing from Faislabad in Pakistan. So far, two people have been placed under arrest, fficial sources said, adding the first one was the truck driver who drove them to Samroli in Udhampur from Kulgam and other one was a bakery owner …

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Udhampur brave heroes

J&K Govt announces Rs 50,000 cash award, IAY house for two brave boys

Minister for Health and Medical Education, Mr Choudhary Lal Singh visited Narsoo (Dhramthal) area of Chenani where militant attacked 2 days ago, where he had appreciated and encouraged two brave boys of the Chenani namely Vikramjeet Singh and Rakesh Sharma for catching a militant alive. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary. Earlier, Minister visited the spot where the militants attack the BSF bus. Local people of the area apprised him about the whole incident there. Later, he visited Dhramthal area and interacted with the local people and two brave boys of the area. People of the area demanded Jobs, awards and to provide security to these brave boys for their courage and act of bravery. …

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Rockey Udhampur Attack

Martyr Rockey stood like a rock against terrorists in Samroli terror attack

Had it not been for the raw courage of newly-recruited BSF trooper Rockey, who laid his life fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the border guarding force would have suffered more injurious in the audacious attack. The 27-year-old constable of the forces’ 65th Battalion emptied his entire magazine containing about 40 bullets when the two heavily-armed militants attacked a Border Security Force convoy and a dark-green bus which had about 30 force personnel travelling in it in Udhampur. “Had it not been the raw and daring courage of Rockey, we would have suffered more casualties. He sustained initial bullet injuries but kept on firing till he succumbed,” BSF Director General D K Pathak, who visited the ambush spot, …

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Remembering bravehearts: Tributes flow in for martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas in Udhampur

Udhampur pays tributes to the brave soldiers who laid down their lives defending the country’s frontiers during the 1999 Kargil war. Lt Gen Parveen Bakshi was the chief guest at the candle function organised at Shardhanjali Park near Northern Command HQ in Udhampur. ➡ For more Photos, Click here

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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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Amazing work done by Udhampur administration, sets up 682 school toilets in 3 weeks

Keeping in view with ‘Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir has, in record of sorts, constructed 682 toilets in the schools across the district in last three weeks. “District Administration has constructed 682 toilets in the schools across the district in last three weeks through dedicated teams working round the clock to achieve the target,” a senior district officer said. This was the result of dedicated team work under Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, who took over a last month, he added. Another 225 school toilets are also at finishing stage which will make the total number as 907, he said, adding that the fast track construction through special inter-departmental teams was …

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Katra Railway Station

Indian railways to run a bi-weekly train for Katra from Kalka from June 2

Catering to the growing demand of pilgrims travelling to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, railways will run a new bi-weekly train for Katra from Kalka from June 2. The inaugural run of Kalka-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra train will be from Kalka at 1.40 PM today and from Katra at 9.30 PM tomorrow, said a senior Northern Railway official. The new train will have AC2, AC3, Sleeper and general second class accommodation. Regular run of the train will start from June 2 from Kalka and June 3 from Katra. The train will depart from Kalka at 7 PM on every Tuesday and Friday to arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra station at 4.45 AM the next day. …

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Mantalai-Latti-Udhampur accident

President, PM, J&K CM and others expressed grief over Udhampur bus accident

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday expressed deep shock and grief over the death of 21 persons in a bus accident in Udhampur district. “Disturbing news from J&K. Bus accident in Udhampur has saddened me. My thoughts are with families of the deceased. Prayers with the injured. I have asked my ministerial colleague Dr. Jitendra Singh ji to stay in touch with authorities & ensure timely assistance.”, PM Modi tweeted. The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee also condoled the loss of lives. In his message to Shri N.N. Vohra, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, the President has said “I am saddened to learn that a bus carrying passengers met with an accident today in …

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