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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BJP nominee for Udhampur-Doda LS seat Jitendra Singh declares his asset worth Rs 3.19 crores

Jitendra Singh, who is contesting election on BJP ticket from Udhampur Parliamentary seat, declared his and his spouse assets in an affidavit filed along with nomination papers on Saturday. He had shown Movable assets of 88,22,723 and spouse having 65,42,209 while he is having Immovable asset of Rs 2.31 crores As far as cash in hand is concerned, Jitendra Singh held cash amounting to Rs 55000 as against spouse holding Rs 35000 of cash. As far as vehicles were concerned, Jitendra Singh owns 2007 model Maruti SX4 valued at Rs 8 lakh while his spouse owns Aveo model 2010 valued at 7 lakhs, as per the affidavit. Jitendra Singh, who holds MBBS degree (Stanley, Chennai) and MD Medicine MNAMS, owns …

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Congress building up Suspense over Azad’s Candidature from Udhampur-Doda-Kathua Lok Sabha seat

Despite a clear announcement by PCC Chief Prof Saif Ud Din Soz about the likely candidature of Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on the Udhampur–Doda–Kathua Lok Sabha seat the party high command till late wednesday evening failed to made public the list of party nominees from J&K.    During the day Soz had told reporters that Azad was most likely going to be the party candidate from the seat  and the announcement would be made any time during the day.   Ending on going speculations Soz had also maintained that Azad is a better choice and is a winnable candidate but till late wednesday evening when his name was not cleared by the party high command it once again …

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AAP Jhadu Yatra in Udhampur, Jammu Kashmir

AAP organised a ‘massive’ Jhadu Yatra in Udhampur

Aam Admi Party(AAP) gearing up for debut in the Lok Sabha polls, on Thursday took out a ‘Jadhu Yatra’ in Udhampur city. A handful of AAP activists took to the streets of Udhampur city and raised anti-government, anti-corruption slogans. The activists began their march from Bhagat Singh park, popularly known as Dabbad Park and marched through Gol Market, Mukherjee Bazar, Sailan Tallab, Chabutra Bazar and then concluded at Indira Chowk. “If this is a Jhadu Yatra, why are they flagging Jhadu(broom) in air?” locals were seen asking each other, who are fed up of corruption and seeing garbage littering all around the city. Related: Why no AAP wave catching up in J&K? Feeling disappointment as not many turned up for …

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Latti Village in Ramnagar, Udhampur

Latti Village in Udhampur receives fresh Snowfall

Latti, a lesser-known beautiful village in Udhampur district receives fresh and heavy snowfall on Saturday. Latti is a village in Ramnagar in Udhampur District of J&K. It is located 42 KM towards East from District headquarters Udhampur.  Special Thanks to Ankush Khajuria for providing these pics  

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Republic Day celebrated with gaiety, enthusiasm in Udhampur

The 65th Republic Day was celebrated with gaiety, enthusiasm and national spirit at District, Tehsil and Block levels besides in educational institutions and social organizations in Udhampur, today. The main function was held in the premises of PG Degree College for Boys, where the Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand was the chief guest. He hoisted the National flag at Udhampur, inspected parade and took salute at an impressive march past presented by 40 contingents drawn from Police, CRPF, Forest Protection Force, NCC and educational institutions. The students also presented physical display and scintillating cultural programmes which got loud applause of the audience present on the occasion. MLA Udhampur, Balwant Singh Mankotia, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range, Gareeb Dass, Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Mrs. …

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Locals should be given priority in projects: Omar to National Companies

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has reiterated his directions to the National Companies executing various flagship programmes and mega projects in the State to ensure employment of locals both in skilled and non-skilled disciplines of work. He said State government has embarked upon an ambitious programme of upgrading skills of local youth to enable them fit in the technical staff of the executors of different projects particularly in the power and road communication sectors. “You should absorb all the available human resource in the projects you are executing besides giving preference to the local traders, contractors, transporters and others to undertake works of different nature you are supposed to outsource in the process of execution of the projects”, he emphasised upon …

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Cabinet Sub-Committee visits Udhampur, Reasi

The Cabinet Sub-Committee, (CSC) constituted for examining the Creation of New Administrative Units today visited Udhampur and Reasi districts and interacted with local representatives from the cross section of society to seek their suggestions and demands in connection with the creation of new administrative units. Headed by Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, the CSC members interacted with representatives of political parties, Panchayat members, civil society members, besides local representatives of various social and non- governmental organizations to seek their suggestions and proposals with regard to the local demands for creation of new Tehsils, Blocks, subdivisions, Niabats, Girdawar Halqas, and Patwar halqas in these districts. The members of the Committee, Minister for Urban Development, and Urban Local Bodies, Mr Nawang Rigzin …

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Seven children reportedly died due to Pneumonia in Udhampur

The ongoing cold wave has taken a heavy toll on the minor children of Pancheri in Udhampur district with as many as seven alleged Pneumonia deaths have been reported in the area. According to official sources, at least seven children developed acute symptoms of Pneumonia and reportedly died along with one village elder before timely medical assistance reached them.   The exact date and time of death of children could not be ascertained immediately as senior district authorities are also awaiting detailed information from ground zero.   Unconfirmed reports reaching Udhampur district headquarters claimed that few more villagers are suffering from severe cold and may require immediate medical assistance to survive.    According to official sources, following these reports of …

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Upper reaches of Udhampur receives Snowfall

Photos: Snowfall in upper reaches of Udhampur

Light to moderate snowfall began this morning in higher reaches of Udhampur, while cold wave further tightened its grip over the region on Tuesday.

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