Top Hizbul Mujahideen operative gets seven year jail

Banned terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen’s top operative Mohd Abudulla, a Pakistani national who had opened fire at a police team here in 2010, has been sentenced to seven years in jail by a Delhi court. The court convicted Abudulla, who was Hizbul Mujahideen’s district commander of Rajouri in Kashmir, for offences under various sections of the IPC, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Foreigners Act and Arms Act after he pleaded guilty. Besides the jail term, Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh also imposed a fine of Rs 1.79 lakh on Abudulla, who was lodged in jail after being arrested by Special Cell of Delhi Police here in November 2010. “The accused (Abudulla) in his statement under section 313 of the CrPC has …

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SEEK RESIDENT STATUS FOR CHILDREN OF DAUGHTERS OF THE STATE MARRIED OUTSIDE  J&K  Bharatiya Janta Party is all set to change the history of Jammu and Kashmir by renaming it as State of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.  By doing this the top brass of the party is aiming to kill two birds with one arrow.  Since the party is banking heavily on the party support base in Ladakh region it is expecting to reap rich dividends in the Assembly polls. BJP for the first time had won Lok Sabha seat in Ladakh. According to senior leaders of the party BJP is also going to propose state subject status for the children of daughters of the state married outside the state to …

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LeT Div. Comdr killed in Handwara Encounter

A LeT Div. Comdr Abu Musa was killed in an encounter with police and Army in Zachaldaara, Handwara. Acting on a specific information regarding the presence of terrorists in village Hamlapati, Shah Mohalla, Zachaldaara; Handwara Police 21 RR and 92 Bn CRPF launched a joint operation this afternoon. Terrorists fired upon the joint search party that was retaliated triggering an encounter. One LeT terrorist was killed in the gun battle. The slain terrorist was later identified as the Divisional Commander of LeT Abu Musa who was operating in Handwara, Rajwara and Ramhall belt since 2012. He was involved in the killing of a police Head Constable at Hangalpora area of Vilgam on 13 July, 2013 besides was also involved in …

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BJP MLAs’ exposure by CM just a tip of iceberg: Devender Rana

Chief Minister did not mention at all word ‘Dogra’, as is being made out by BJP Legislators The truth of BJP legislators might be disturbing even to the peace of BJP stalwarts like Mr Prem Nath Dogra and Mr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in heaven   Slamming BJP leadership for distorting facts to cover up their personal weaknesses exposed by the Chief Minister, Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday said they cannot hide their betrayal of the people of Jammu by taking recourse to falsehood, deceit and mischievous machinations. “Embarrassed over public exposure of their sycophancy and pestering successive Chief Ministers for personal gains, some BJP leaders have sought to distort the facts by putting an emotional …

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In Photos: Ancient Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Jammu region

Jammu Region is famous for its ancient Shiva Temples spread across different parts of the Region like Buddha Amarnath in Poonch, Shiv Khori in Reasi, Devika/Krimchi Temples in Udhampur, Ranvireshwar Temple in Jammu and others.

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Origin and Significance of Diwali

Deepawali or Diwali (diyaali दियाली/देयाली in dogri)is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness. The Origin of Diwali Historically, the origin of Diwali can be traced back to ancient India, when it was probably an important harvest festival. However, there are various legends pointing to the origin …

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Karwa Chauth Meaning, What Karwa Chauth Means, Significance of Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth, an annual festival celebrated by married women in India, holds great significance in Indian culture. On this day, they seek blessings from Goddess Parvati to grant long-life for their husband. The fasting is the main ritual observed on Karwa Chauth day. This festival comes 9 days before Diwali on ‘kartik ki chauth’, i.e., on the fourth day of the new moon, in the month of ‘Karthik’ (October-November).The term ‘Chauth’ means the ‘fourth day’ and ‘Karwa’ is an earthen pot with a spout – a symbol of peace and prosperity – that is necessary for the rituals. Hence the name ‘Karwa Chauth’. There are many legends that propagate the importance of Karwa Chauth fast. Many of them portray stories …

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No proposal to disband VDCs: Omar

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday took the wind out of the sails of separatist forces and several mainstream political leaders spreading a campaign against the village defence committees for a long time by announcing on the floor of the house that there is no proposal to disband Village Defence Committees (VDCs), operating in parts of the Jammu region since September 1995. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who also hold the Home portfolio informed the Legislative Assembly in a written reply to a question by Independent member Er Sheikh Abdul Rashid,“Given the security situation in the state and the role played by the VDCs, there is no proposal to disband them (VDC),” he said. However, the reply said  the volunteers of VDCs …

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More than Congress National Conference is desperate to cling on to the Alliance

After scaling up tensions between the alliance partners the National Conference leadership has finally cracked down on the leaders forcing them to fall in line and not to escalate tensions with the congress party ahead of the 2014 Assembly and Lok Sabha polls. A clear cut change in strategy and two back to back statements of Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in a span of few hours on Sunday clearly indicated that more than Congress party it is the National Conference which is keen on clinging on to the bandwagon of alliance government in the state. In the recent days tension between the alliance partners had escalated after the NC had nominated four members ahead of the formation of …

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Jammu’s rock band Rudram all set to release their 1st Dogri Rock song

Rudram, one of its kind  Multi Genre Jammu Based alternative Indian Rock Band who believes in shaping Dogri into new Rock Style with a blend of Experimental, Indian Sufi & Vedic Carnatic Fusion. Rocky speaks to Gourav about his band. Excerpts: Gourav: First of all, I would like to congratulate you for taking such initiative. Please let us know how this band came into existence? Rocky: Rudram rock band founded by 4 friends in 2012- Ram ji Das, Anish Matto, Rocky Jamwal and Vishal Khajuria  who used to meet at Spanish Guitar Institute – The Strings. In the early stage, it was more like a hobby. We used to enjoy and play with music and were close friends rather than …

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