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PM Modi to flag-off train to Katra in the absense of Ghulam Nabi Azad, Dr Farooq Abdullah, Mufti Mohd Syeed, Prof Soz

Modi flag off katra train

Flagging off ceremony of different rail links of Jammu Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla national rail project has always attracted national headlines and presence of tall leaders belonging to the state of J&K. Between 2005 and 2013 several rail links were inaugurated and every time Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, senior leaders of the state including Dr Farooq Abdullah, Mufti Mohd Sayeed, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Prof Saif Ud Din Soz and parliamentarians added to the list of prominent political personalities on the main podium during different time periods. But on Friday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi would flag off the train service on the 25 km link connecting Katra with Udhampur and the rest of the country leaders …

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Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board authorities readying new helipad for pilgrims

Vaishno Devi Helipad

  Mata Vaishno Devi bound pilgrims would soon get the option of choosing their aerial route to reach Mata Vaishno Devi bhawan. On Friday the shrine board authorities conducted a trial run by landing helicopters at the newly constructed  helipad near Panchhi view point enroute new yatra track. The shrine board authorities have not announced any formal date of launch of services on the new route pending formal clearance from the DGCA for starting the heli services on the new route. The new helipad at Panchi Point near Bhawan shrine is expected to increase the number of people buying tickets to travel from Katra to the temple and back Presently, there are two private companies operating from Katra to Sanjichat, …

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Udhampur-Katra line complete, 15 wagon train reaches Katra

Udhampur-Katra train

PM is likely to inaugurate the railway line later this month Ahead of the inauguration of Udhampur -Katra rail section in Jammu and Kashmir, a train on a trial run reached Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishnodevi shrine. The train from New Delhi on Wednesday reached holy town of Katra ahead of the inauguration of the Udhampur -Katra rail section in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the railway line later this month. Led by General Manager of Northern Railways, Pardeep Kumar Aggarwal and over 300 officials including engineers, train travelled 25 kms from Udhampur Railway Station to Katra town. Photos by Neha

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Meerut based devotee delivers boy in the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi

Meerut based devotee delivers boy-Mata Vaishno Devi

Raised question marks on the working of the numerous check points set up by the shrine board. A devotee of Mata Vaishno Devi, 35 year old Raj Bala  hailing from Meerut sunday afternoon climbed the 13 km trek with great difficulty. While she was standing in the queue to perform darshan she experienced labour pain and before doctors from the nearby dispensary were rushed to the spot women standing in the queue helped her deliver a healthy boy near gate no 3 in the bhawan shrine. Raj Bala who was keen on offering prayers inside the cave shrine could not pay a visit as she was shifted to a near by health centre. The presence of pregnant woman among the …

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Train service for Katra to be launched soon

Katra Railway Station

The long-awaited train service to Katra, the base camp of Vaishno Devi shrine, in Jammu and Kashmir will soon be a reality as railways is gearing up to make the 25-km-long Udhampur-Katra rail line operational shortly. The train service for Katra will be launched soon as the line is ready now, the new Railway Member (Engineering) VK Gupta said  today. Gupta, who was Northern Railway General Manager, succeeded SK Jain, who superannuated from railway services on April 30. Asked whether the Udhampur-Katra line has got safety clearance from Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS), Gupta said there were some issues which had been addressed and “we are expecting clearance any moment now”. Once the line becomes operational, it will enable pilgrims to …

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Udhampur Votes: Polling begins for Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha Seat

Udhampur Votes

India is witnessing elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase today as polling is going on in 121 seats across 12 states. Of the total seats, Congress has 36 seats while its main challenger BJP has 40 seats. Polling will take place in 28 seats in Karnataka, followed by Rajasthan (20), Maharashtra (19), Uttar Pradesh and Odisha (11 each), Madhya Pradesh (10), Bihar (7), Jharkhand (6), West Bengal (4), Chhattisgarh (3), Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur (1 each). Over 14.6 lakh voters will decide the fate of Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today in Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat. Azad is being challenged by BJP’s Dr Jitendra Singh. A total number of 13 …

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#Udhampur: 14.6 lakh electorate to decide fate of Union min Azad in crucial Phase

Ghulam Nabi Azad

Over 14.6 lakh voters will decide the fate of Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in the second phase of polling on Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday. Azad is being challenged by BJP’s Dr Jitendra Singh. A total number of 13 candidates including Prof Bhim Singh of Panthers Party, Arshid Mailk of PDP and JKDF candidate Anil Gupta are in the fray. To ensure smooth and peaceful conduct of the polling the election commission of India has set up 2051 polling stations across six districts of Jammu region.     Elaborate security arrangements have been made by the election commission to ensure peaceful conduct of the polling.   The polling stations across Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Reasi, …

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Dogri Movie ‘Geetiyan’: The effort by team worth appreciating, movie strikes a chord with Audience

Geetiyan Dogri Movie-Jammu-Udhampur-Katra

Geetiyan, the much awaited and anticipated Dogri movie, released today in different parts of Jammu Region viz, Jammu, Udhampur and Katra. This thrilling movie has really raised the standards of Dogri film Industry.  The movie is based on the stimulating life and behavioral characteristics of gangsters prevalent during 1980s in the City of Temples Jammu. राहुल शर्मा द्वारा निर्देशित ‘गिटीयां’ फिल्म डोगरी फिल्म इतिहास दी सबनें शा बडी फिल्म अज्ज जम्मू सूबे दे बख-बख अलाक्कें च रिलीज़ ओई गयी ते कईं शो हाउसफुल भी गये| लोक्कें दा उत्साह दिखने लायक हा चाहे जम्मू हो या फिर देवक नगरी उधमपुर या फिर तरम नगरी कटरा| गिटीयां फिल्म ८० दे दहाके च जम्मू शैहरा च कटी दियां केश कहानियें ऊपर आधारित ऐ, …

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Katra rail link misses another deadline, though preparations in full swing

Katra Railway Station

The much-delayed train service to Katra, the base camp to the famous Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, has missed another deadline and will not be ready for commissioning by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when he visits Jammu next week. The flagging of a train to Katra from Udhampur to cover the 25-km long stretch was kept in the tentative schedule of the Prime Minister after initial assurances from the Railways that the line will be ready for commissioning, official sources said today. Manmohan Singh will be in Jammu on February three to attend the National Science Congress. Related: Redefining Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrimage Several trials were conducted in the recent weeks and even an Advance Security Liaison, a …

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Redefining Mata Vaishno Devi Pilgrimage

Katra Railway Station

The foot hills of Katra, base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine nestled in the Trikuta hills, is all set to welcome the arrival of world’s largest railway network in its picturesque valley. The township which is in the habit of waking up to the ‘jugal bandi’ of  musical beads wrapped around ponies, mules ferrying pilgrims up the zig zag track will now hear loud whistle of train chugging in from Udhampur. For past several years the Katra township is gearing up to welcome the arrival of the rail network but delays caused in completion of the tunnel work along the track prolonged the wait. Now when the successful trail run of the special train has been conducted by the …

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