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Why Omar Abdullah is Shying away from awarding compensation to ITBP inspector Bhim Singh??

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi flew to Amethi on Saturday and attended the cremation ceremony of IAF personal Akhilesh Pratap Singh who was one among the 20 rescue workers killed in the rescue chopper crash  in Kedarnath on Tuesday. After the cremation Rahul spent some time with the family of the deceased and offered condolences. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also announced  20 lakh compensation to the next of kith of deceased. Several other Chief Ministers have announced adequate compensation for the next kith and kin of victims of Kedarnath rescue Chopper crash. But  in Kathua the family of ITBP Inspector Bhim Singh, hailing from Bobiyan border village is still awaiting any announcement from Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Apparently, Omar …

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ITBP officer from Kathua Sacrificed his life in Uttarakhand Rescue Operation

One of the brave ITBP officer hailing from Bobiyan village in Kathua district of Jammu was among the 20 deceased personnel who were present on board the IAF  rescue chopper which crashed in Kedarnath valley on Tuesday. Ever since the family of the brave officer identified as Bhim Singh came to know about the plight of the rescue workers they have been mourning his sudden demise. Bhim Singh, serving as Inspector in ITBP was recently sent on deputation to the National Disaster Relief Force and was stationed at Noida when he was rushed to take part in the rescue operations in Uttarakhand. One of the five brothers who are serving the ITBP Bhim Singh was jovial in nature and always …

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On the Mission of Exploring Jammu…. But got Disappointed

My friends outside Jammu always pop me the question whether there are some other places of tourist interest in Jammu other than Katra, Bagh-e-Bahu and Patnitop. To find an answer to this quest I plan short trips to adjoining areas in Jammu region. During such a similar getaway, I, Vikas along with a biker buddy ‘Aman’ happened to reach a Heriatge spot ‘Jasrota Fort’ near Kathua. Its existence to the passer-by on NH is reliant on a single board on road-side. While moving in the direction of fort, we found another nice spot ‘Ujjah Barrage’ which was inaugurated in 1980 by Sheikh Abdullah. However it was abandoned and whole structure was in shambles. Even the wooden steps of surveillance tower …

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Gujjars, Bakerwals start seasonal migration in J&K

Gujjars and Bakerwals nomadic tribes have begun their bi-annual seasonal migration to the upper reaches of Shivalik, Perpanchal and Trikuta Hills of the Himalayas a few days ahead of their routine schedule due to unusual rise in the daily temperature in the northern States, including Jammu and Kashmir.  A handout by the Tribal Research And Cultural Foundation, an organisation working for the Gujjars, has impressed upon various organisations working for tribals in the State to mobilise resources for providing necessary logistics to migratory tribes. Dr. Javaid Rahi Secretary of the foundation said that the main migration routes, including Jamiya Gali, Gora Batta, Nanansar, Ropadi Dharhal Pass , Mughal Road and others, were badly damaged due to heavy snowfall last winter …

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Jasrota fort: Another Jammu Fort crying for maintenance

Forts,Palaces etc. are sites of great historical, religious and archaeological importance. They have great architectural beauty and historical value and attract millions of visitors every year. No matter how rich was  the king,who had constructed the fort of Jasrota, no matter how rich the fort is in its architecture. But today’s reality is that it seems as  if the fort is crying for its maintenance. Jasrota fort is located on the bank of river Ujh, on a hillock near Rajbagh on Jammu Pathankot national highway.It looks more like a haunted place. Jasrota fort is famous for exquisite  architecture. However, the condition is deteriorating fast because of the neglect. Though all the people from Jasrota community celebrate a day in a …

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