Monthly Archives: January 2017

BABUSH’s MAN looks to cruise in ST CRUZ again

St Cruz, a constituency on the outskirts of the State’s capital, is in the news for having nine candidates, including a history sheeter, contesting for the ensuing State Assembly elections. After being ruled by Congress MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate — who was later expelled from the party for his anti-party …

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Deputy Chief Minister calls on Governor

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan in Jammu today. Nirmal Singh briefed the Governor about the steps being taken for mitigating sufferings of people caused due to heavy snowfall and rains in the state along with the present power supply situation. The Deputy …

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Highwayblockade causes fuel shortage in Ramban

Ramban residents have been facing shortage of kerosene and LPG cylinders for the past three weeks. Due to the blockade on the NH44 since January 25 because of landslides triggered by snowfall and rainfall trucks carrying kerosene and LPG cylinders are unable to reach there. “LPG cylinders have not been …

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Dy CM honours martial arts players

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today felicitated the winners and participants of the Seventh National Sambo Championship held in Madhya Pradesh recently. The Deputy CM was interacting with a group of 26 players of the Sambo Association (sambo is a form of Russian martial arts), who recently participated in the …

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Commuters suffer as passenger sheds in a shambles

The passenger sheds constructed by the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) in many areas of the city for the benefit of commuters travelling by public transport have failed to serve the purpose as majority of the sheds are in a shambles and those in good condition have been occupied by beggars. …

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Tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi

Tributes were paid to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his 70th martyrdom day during a programme organised at Deewan-e-Aam by Gandhi Global Family and Gandhi Peace Foundation under the aegis of the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan. Legislative Council Deputy Chairman Jahangir Hussain Mir, …

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Pak hostilities affected 184 villages

Border skirmish between India and Pakistan affected the normal life in at least 184 villages along the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC) in the state last year. The shelling and firing from the other side of the LoC and International Border also resulted in death of 12 …

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NC, Cong legislators walk out over ‘snow misery’

Enraged over the decision of Speaker Kavinder Gupta not to admit their adjournment motion, member of the Opposition today staged a walkout from the Legislative Assembly raising anti-government slogans. The Opposition had moved the adjournment motion to suspend normal business in the Assembly to discuss the hardships being faced by …

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5 Army snow survivors die

Three days after being pulled out alive from snow following a cave-in along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Machil sector, five Army men today succumbed to their injuries at an Army hospital in Srinagar, taking the solders’ toll in last week’s snowstorm to 20. The five were airlifted …

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Those contesting Art 370 anti-nationals: CM

Endorsing concerns shown by her arch-rival Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said those people taking a legal course to get Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian Constitution abrogated are “anti-national” as by doing so such elements are strengthening hands of radical forces in the Kashmir valley. In …

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