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Jammu and Kashmir: Turnout in Srinagar dips, Udhampur clocks 70% polling

Polling was conducted amid unprecedented security. Barring some incidents in Budgam district, the polls were peaceful.

Explained: Why J&K govt is blocking a highway, and its importance for civilians

The highway passes through five of the 10 districts of the Valley, and highways to at least two more districts branch out from it. The highway, directly and indirectly, impacts a population of over 69 lakh.


A dead end

Shutting down a highway is a confession of government failure in Kashmir, punishes the people.

In Udhampur, a father asks: ‘How long will children continue to become martyrs?’

“How long will these children continue becoming martyrs? When will the politicians take a decision that puts an end to this?” Gupta asked on Monday evening.

Wrong notes: The reality of government schools in Udhampur

In most Udhampur schools, teachers who say fossil fuel is ‘waste collected from households’, class 10 students can’t ‘read’ and laboratories that are used as classrooms.

11 killed as bus falls into gorge in Udhampur

Sources said the driver of the bus lost control at Keya village. The cause of the accident could not be immediately ascertained, but sources said the condition of the road was motorable.


J&K: 11 dead, 20 injured in bus accident in Udhampur

At least 11 passengers were killed and 20 others injured when the bus in which they were travelling rolled down into a 400 feet deep gorge on the Ramnagar-Basantgarh road in hilly Udhampur district on Friday. Giving details, sources said that the ill-fated bus was on way from Ramnagar to Basantgarh when its driver lost […]

J&K: NIA arrests two more suspects in BSF convoy terror attack case

Accepting NIA request, the special judge Y P Kotwal extended the judicial remand of all the three arrested accused by another 14 days.

J&K: 14 killed as bus falls into gorge in Udhampur district

Giving details, sources said that the ill fated matador was on way from Gordi to Ramnagar. Nearly five kms short of Ramnagar town, the driver reportedly lost control over the steering resulting into the mishap.

Widening gulf between Jammu and Kashmir could swallow BJP and PDP

Though the divide between the two regions of the state has a long history, the gulf has widened after the economic blockade of Kashmir by Jammu in 2008 that followed the agitation in the valley.

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J-K encounter: Pakistani terrorist captured alive after hostages overpower him

One of the terrorists was captured alive by the BSF. Last time, terrorists had blown up the vehicle of a top army officer belonging to the Northern Command near Birma Pul in Udhampur in May 2011.

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Women Celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan’ With Soldiers At LoC

School girls in Jammu and Kashmi’s Udhampur District on Sunday celebrated Raksha Bandhan with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers deployed for Amarnath Yatra security. The students from Poonch Sector visited the CRPF camp of 137 Bn Udhampur to tie rakhi to soldiers who are deployed for the security of Amarnath Yatra from the […]

Last rites of Pampore bravehearts performed with full state honours

Udhampur/Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 22 (ANI): The last rites of Captain Tushar Mahajan, who was martyred while fighting the terrorists at Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir, was performed with full military honours in Udhampur on Monday. Captain Mahajan was injured on Friday when he was leading a team to smoke-out the terrorists holed up inside a building near Srinagar. He succumbed to the injuries at 92 Base Hospital last evening. Meanwhile, last rites of Havaldar Raj Kumar Rana were performed by his daughter in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.


Tushar had passion to serve the nation: slain Captain's father

Udhampur (J&K), Feb 22 (ANI): After paying tribute to his son on Monday, father of Captain Tushar Mahajan, who died in the ongoing Pampore encounter, said the braveheart had immense passion to serve the nation. He added that the late captain fulfilled his aspirations by his own self. 26-year-old 9 Paramilitary Army Captain Tushar Mahajan, who hailed from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, was leading his team in the ongoing operation in Pampore when he was martyred.