Tag Archives: Poonch

Pak trained Infiltrator killed in hand to hand combat along LoC in Poonch

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Rifleman Prem Bahadur Roka Magar displayed nerves of steel Soldiers of the Indian army are known for their bravery and sheer display of raw courage during testing times. In the wee hours of Saturday  a courageous soldier of the Gurkha regiment eliminated a Pakistan trained infiltrator in a hand to hand combat along the line of control(LoC) in Poonch. Defence PRO in Jammu said, a 23 year old soldier from the elite Gurkha Regt of the Indian Army, Rifleman Prem Bahadur Roka Magar scripted an astonishing saga of raw courage and fearlessness, resulting in the elimination of two hardcore Pakistan trained terrorists in the Poonch sector. Defence PRO said, the brave soldier after reaching within hand shaking distance tried to …

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Aam Admi of Jammu voted for Change

Aam Admi of Jammu-Poonch voted for change

The results of Lok Sabha polls would be declared on May 16, 2014  but ‘aam admi’ across Jammu region Thursday enthusiastically punctured  inflated ‘egos’ of select group of politicians by coming out in large numbers and recording a 20 percent bump in the overall poll percentage in comparison to 2009 Lok Sabha polls. The alliance leaders who were only parroting one slogan during their campaign meetings discounting any Modi wave were apparently left stranded witnessing huge response of the electorate in rural pockets. Twenty per cent bump in the overall poll percentage in comparison to 2009 Lok Sabha polls has already left the ruling partners in a state of shock. There is a sense of unease prevailing in the congress …

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Samba district recorded the highest voter turnout in Jammu Parliamentary Seat

Elders voting at Vijaypur- Gurha-Slathian-Vijaypur

Samba district has recorded the highest voter turnout (70.2%) in Jammu Parliamentary seat till 5 pm. While Jammu district registers 65.27%, Rajouri and Poonch district registered 59.58% and 57% respectively. Here are the some pictures from Gurha Slathia and Vijaypur, Samba. Pics captured by Tamana Slathia

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In a triangular contest on Jammu-Poonch LS seat, sitting Cong MP is fighting a tough battle against the two formidable challengers

Jammu-Poonch LS seat- BJP-Jugal Kishore Sharma-Congress MP Madan Lal, PDP-Yashpal Sharma

The stage is finally set for the first phase of 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir on April 10 with the culmination of campaigning on the Jammu–Poonch Lok Sabha seat Tuesday evening. The next 48 hours would now be utilised by the main contenders  to reach out to the voters and garner maximum support in their favour. The election commission of India has also made elaborate arrangements to ensure event free and peaceful conduct of the polls across 2271 polling stations across four districts of Jammu, Samba, Poonch and Rajouri. A total number of 17.63 lakh voters are expected to exercise their franchise on Thursday. Keeping in view the sensitive nature of terrain and its proximity with the …

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Rahul is the pulse of young India, Modi has the agenda of dividing the society: Omar

Omar Abdullah Rahul Gandhi Narendra Modi

Making comparison between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, who is also Working President of National Conference, Tuesday said that while Rahul Gandhi represents the aspirations of modern India and is sincere in his efforts to ensure inclusive and holistic development of all sections of the society equitably, Narendra Modi is beholder of a known ideology and has not been exonerated by the people of the Country of the charges of communal riots in Gujarat in which large number of people were killed. “Rahul Gandhi is the pulse of young India and takes along with him people of all the age groups in his mission to lead India towards a modern, prosperous and scientific era and Narendra …

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AAP nominee from Jammu-Poonch LS seat failed to file Nomination Papers

AAP candidate Jammu HarbansLal Bhagat

Despite creating hype and raising the pitch over its anti corruption crusade Aam Admi Party (AAP) nominee from Jammu saturday failed to even file his nomination papers in the office of Returning Officer. As per official sources present inside the office of the Returning officer the retired state govt employee, Harbans Lal Bhagat, who had reached office of the Returning Officer around 2.25 p.m was asked to submit his papers before the returning officers but he avoided it on one pretext or the other. After remaining closeted for over one hour Bhagat came out complaining and alleged that the Returning officer refused to accept his papers and advised him to file his papers as an independent candidate. “Instead of accepting …

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Madan Lal Sharma files nomination papers for Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat

Madan Lal Sharma files nomination papers for Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat- Congress-National Conference

Congress candidate and sitting MP Madan Lal Sharma files nomination papers for Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat. Madan Lal reached the office of the Returning Officer with a good number of supporters. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Dy. CM Tara Chand, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee president Saif-ud-Din Soz, State Minister Raman Bhalla, NC Provinicial President Darvinder Rana and others also accompanied the Congress candidate.    

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Retired BDO is AAP candidate from Jammu-Poonch LS Seat

AAP-Jammu-Kashmir

Harbans Lal Bhagat, a retired govt servant with a small stint in the field of active politics was on wednesday named as AAM ADMI PARTY(AAP) candidate on the Jammu Poonch Lok Sabha seat. Not known in the political circles soon after the AAP cleared his name and posted the list on the website frantic calls were made by the journalists here in Jammu to know the credentials of AAP candidate. According to official sources, Harbans Lal Bhagat is a resident of Kot Bhalwal area and retired as BDO more than two years ago. After his retirement he took a plunge in the state politics and joined Awami National Conference and later PDP before joining the AAP.

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Mughal Road car rallies failed to promote Caravan, Heritage tourism in J&K: CAG

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The latest annual report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India ended March 31, 2013 has revealed that despite organising car rallies along the historic Mughal road  the state tourism department has failed to promote caravan and heritage tourism. The aim of organizing the rallies was to promote Caravan and Heritage tourism along the Mughal road. For Caravan tourism one of the essential pre-requisite along with specially built vehicles is the presence of sufficient caravan parks in the identified circuits.But despite organising the rally for four years the Caravan parks and other infrastructure had not been created along  the Mughal road even though the project in this regard had been sanctioned in 2010-11 at an estimated cost of 8 …

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

Shiva Temples-Jammu Darshan

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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