Army chief visits Akhnoor sector in Jammu

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today visited the Akhnoor sector and commended the field commanders for ably confronting the challenges posed by “inimical elements” and exhorted all ranks to continue working with dedication. Accompanied by Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, the army chief visited the Akhnoor sector and was briefed by General Officer […]

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Two drug peddlers arrested

Two people allegedly involved in running a drug cartel were arrested with 750 grams of heroin-like substance here, a police official said. Around 400 grams of heroin-like substance was recovered from Malla while 350 grams of heroin was seized from his associate, the official said. They are being questioned and some more arrests and recoveries […]

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J-K: Jawahar Tunnel tube reopens for traffic

One of the two tubes of the Jawahar Tunnel along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopened today after repairs, while traffic movement on the arterial road was disrupted for several hours as incessant rains triggered mudslides and shooting stones at several places, officials said. The repair work, carried out jointly by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) […]

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JK govt welcomes Army chief’s statement on Kashmir

Welcoming Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s statement on the Kashmir issue, the Jammu and Kashmir government said that this was the expression of the overwhelming sentiment in the state. It is a welcome announcement coinciding with a similar assertion made by General Rawat’s Pakistani counterpart, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and it is something the people […]

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Drug peddler held with heroin and cash

An alleged drug peddler was arrested along with 10 grams of heroin and Rs 2.25 lakh in the district, police said today. The peddler was arrested after a brief chase yesterday in the posh Gandhi Nagar locality, a police spokesman said. According to the spokesman, yesterday when a police team was busy searching vehicles, as […]

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25 mobile schools to migrate with nomads

Ahead of the annual migration of nomadic Gujjars and Bakerwal families this month, authorities in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir today said over two dozen schools would move with them to ensure proper educational facilities to students. A total of 25 schools having an enrolment of 801 students – 410 boys and 391 girls […]

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JK govt orders demarcation of Poonch Fort land

In an effort to restore the glory of a historic monument, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district have ordered demarcation of the land pertinent to the Poonch Fort to remove encroachments. District Development Commissioner, Poonch, Mohammad Aijaz constituted a three-member team to carry out the exercise and asked to submit its report in two […]

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Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar

Restrictions on the movement of people were imposed in five police station areas of the city today as a precautionary measure as authorities apprehend violent protests after Friday congregational prayers. “Restrictions are in place in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Maharajgunj and Safakadal police station areas of the city in view of the call for protests by […]

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