Tag Archives: Jammu

Who will Convert Historical Raghunath Bazaar in to a Heritage Market?

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Since 2008 the residents of Jammu city have been fed that the state government is keen on converting historical Raghunath bazaar in to a famous heritage centre by way of upgrading facilities and introducing ornamental lights, decked up pavements, underground cabling of electric wires but the regular visitors to the market continue to face hardships on account of lack of basic amenities in the crowded market flooded with visitors/tourists from different parts of the country. The beautification project sanctioned at a whopping cost of Rs. 6.62 crore is yet to take off in the absence of political will and lack of interest shown by the elite babus and local businessmen. Till date negligible work has been done for the beautification …

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Jammu festival enthralls audience but not tourists?

Gurdas Mann mesmerized Jammuities

The six day long Jammu Festival brought together Jammuities, braving harsh weather conditions, in large numbers on single platform and revived the festival spirit centering around rich cultural heritage and traditions of Dogra rulers. But if the objective of the festival was to attract a large number of tourists to Jammu and Kashmir, the organisers failed to attract them.  Reason, the festival was planned in such a fashion where participation of tourists was near impossible.  Barring heritage market of Raghunath bazaar the tourists were present nowhere near the venues of the cultural events.  For example, entry passes were required to gain entry inside the venues where musical events were organised and the same were not available to tourists. So the …

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‘Jammu Redefining’ launched officially, now ready to be delivered at doorsteps

Jammu Redefining Launch

Firebrand young leader and MLA from Udhampur  Balwant Singh Mankotia Saturday launched fortnightly ‘Jammu Redefining’ at a simple but impressive ceremony in Udhampur.   The inaugural ceremony was attended by galaxy of people from different walks of life. Besides local politicians senior police officers, prominent journalists, District Information officer, senior advocates, doctors graced the occasion and complimented the entire team of  Jammu Redefining for bringing out the publication.   After formally launching the publication Mankotia in his brief address underscored the importance of meaningful journalism to understand and highlight the genuine issues of local masses.   Mankotia also appreciated the fact that with each passing day more and more educated youth are opting for field of journalism and contributing their …

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NC leaders block traffic outside Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan by parking their vehicles hapahazardly

National Conference-Jammu-Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan

Haphazard parking of vehicles by leaders of the National Conference and their escort vehicles led to long traffic jam on the otherwise busy Residency road in Jammu on Friday.   As chaos prevailed in the area large number of commuters and tourist vehicles remained stranded due to break down of traffic order. When situation became messy some of the National Conference leaders had to personally intervene in the matter and others even volunteered to clear the traffic mess from outside their party office as they realised the traffic mess was created due to haphazard parking by their party leaders. Vehicles used by several senior leaders were parked on both sides of the road along with their escort vehicles. The entire …

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By standing behind Kitchloo, Omar has staked longevity of NC-Cong alliance?

Kitchloo Swearing in-Kishtwar

By lending ‘blind’ support to  Kishtwar MLA Sajjad Kitchloo and rushing in for the swearing in ceremony barely hours after he was given clean chit by the Kishtwar riot probe panel, without taking the alliance partners in to confidence, J&K Chief Minister Omar Abduallh has virtually staked future of the congress-National Conference alliance for the forthcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state. The manner in which the news of the Kitchloo’s re-induction in the council of ministers has been exploited by the state BJP unit and the sustained campaign has been launched by the party to expose the cruel face of the alliance, aimed at further consolidating its own vote bank ahead of the polls, is enough fodder …

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Bandh Call in Jammu, Snowfall in Kashmir

Bandh Call in Jammu, Snowfall in Kashmir

Bandh Call in Jammu, Snowfall in Kashmir

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BJP thanks Jammuities for making 48 hr bandh ‘successful’, says people of Jammu rejected CoI’s clean chit to Kitchloo

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Expressing party’s gratitude to the people of Jammu for extending their whole-hearted support in making 48 hours bandh successful, BJP State President Jugal Kishore Sharma said that the people of Jammu with BJP, have sent a very clear message that they reject Justice R.C. Gandhi’s report on August 09 Kishtwar communal assault as well as giving clean-chit to NC leader Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo. Addressing a media persons alongwith Leader of Legislative Party Ashok Khajuria, National Executive Member & Chief Spokesperosn Dr. Jitendra Singh, State General Secretary Kavinder Gupta, Party MLA Sukhnandan Kumar, Political Advisor to State President Prof. Hari Om and senior leader Mohan Singh Chauhan, Jugal Kishore Sharma said that the party had called for 48 hours bandh against …

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BJP calls for 48 hours bandh, questions CoI’s clean chit to Kitchloo

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Outraged by the manipulated interim report by the one man Commission of Inquiry(CoI) headed by Justice (Retd.) R.C. Gandhi, giving clean chit to former Minister of State Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo, BJP activists held protest demonstrations across Jammu province to register their protest against the biased approach of the powers that be. In the morning party activists in their hundreds led by Janipur Mandal President Praduman Singh, held protest outside the residence of the compromised Retd. Justice of J&K High Court at Janipur and accused him of manipulation of facts to help the NC-Congress coalition government, which has crossed all limits to pander to communal and separatist forces in the valley and elsewhere. There was scuffle between the police and the …

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Welcome Jammu!!

Welcome Jammu-Traffic in Jammu-Cartoon

Traffic congestion is getting worse in the winter Capital Jammu with each passing day. People have been witnessing huge traffic at various crossings. Be it Residency road, Raghunath Bazar, Gole Market, Bikram Chowk, Jewel Chowk – these areas remain congested all throughout the day. Specially when the secretariat moves here in Jammu.

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Bring legislation to appoint Lokayukta: BJP

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BJP National Executive Member & J&K Chief Spokesperson Dr Jitendra Singh appealed today to the State coalition government to bring in a legislation in the next session of Legislative Assembly to appoint State Lokayukta. He said, with the Parliament almost unanimous on Lokpal bill and the National Conference also supporting it,this is a strange contradiction that for the State of Jammu & Kashmir which has been rated as among the three most corrupt States in the country, the same National Conference led government finds no need to appoint a Lokayukta. Dr Jitendra Singh observed,it is already too late considering the fact that most of the leading States of India already have a Lokayukta.While Maharashtra was the first State to introduce …

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