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Everything you need to know about Udhampur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Udhampur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Kashmir's Bakharwal dog could be gone in four years (Feature)

April 26, 2012 at 2:17 PM

New Delhi/Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) For generations, the Bakharwal dog, also known as the Kashmir sheepdog, has been guarding the lives of its human masters and their animals. But the Jammu and Kashmir government has no clue about the numbers of this breed whose population has dwindled alarmingly over the years.

Hizb terrorists escape custody, re-arrested

March 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Jammu, March 29 (IANS) Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, arrested for an assassination bid on a Congress MP, escaped from police custody Wednesday night but have been rearrested, police said Thursday.

Hizb militants escape from police custody

March 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Jammu, March 29 (IANS) Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, under arrest for allegedly making an assassination bid on Congress MP Lal Singh in 2004, have escaped from police custody, officials said.


Police seize cannabis worth one crore rupees in Kashmir

January 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Udhampur, Jan 31 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, police in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur District have seized cannabis worth Rupees ten million.

Omar justifies his decision of power cuts to VIP homes

January 10, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Udhampur, Jan 9 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday justified his decision of power cuts to VIP homes, and said that if the common man is barred of the privilege so should be the high profile ministers.

Ex J and K CM Sayeed opposes FDI in retail

December 2, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Udhampur, Dec 2 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, has opposed the government's decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the multi-brand retail sector.

Interlocutors to submit report on Jammu and Kashmir before Oct.12

September 16, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Jammu, Sep.16 (ANI): The Central Government's appointed interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir will submit their report before October 12.

One killed, 10 injured in Udhampur car blast

May 2, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Udhampur, May 2 (ANI): At least one person was killed and ten others injured seriously, in a powerful blast on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Udhampur on Monday.

Six killed, 45 injured in Udhampur road accident

March 15, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Udhampur, Mar 15 (ANI): At least six persons were killed and 45 others got injured when an over-loaded matador skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur District on Tuesday.

Omar defends 'rehabilitation policy' for Jammu and Kashmir youth who migrated to PoK

November 27, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov.27 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday defended his rehabilitation policy for youths who had crossed to Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) for arms training, and now wish to return back.

Accidental firing injures Rashtriya Rifle soldier in Udhampur

October 29, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Jammu, Oct.29 (ANI): A soldier was injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur District after his service rifle accidentally fired on Friday.

Jammu and Kashmir to undertake Darbar move from Oct.29

October 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Jammu, Oct 5 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government's unique tradition of shifting its administrative offices to Jammu during winters and to Srinagar in the summers, will again carry this interesting biannual exercise on October 29 and 30.

Amarnath Yatra ends in J-K

August 24, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Jammu, Aug 24 (ANI): The nearly two-month long annual Amarnath Yatra concluded on Tuesday with over four lakh fifty-six thousand devotees paying obeisance at the cave shrine of Lord Shiva.

IAF airlifts 71 persons from flash flood-hit Leh

August 10, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Leh, Aug.10 (ANI): As part of the ongoing rescue operations in flash flood ravaged Leh town of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Air Force airlifted 71 injured people on Tuesday to Udhampur base in the Jammu region.

Top Air Force official in Leh to oversee relief work

August 9, 2010 at 10:53 PM

Leh, Aug 9 (ANI): Western Air Command chief Air Marshal NAK Browne, under whose charge the northern sector falls, has visited Leh airbase to oversee the relief and air bridge operations.

Fresh batch of pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath

July 14, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Jammu, July 14 (ANI): A fresh batch of 2,209 pilgrims left here on Saturday for their onward journey to the holy Amarnath cave shrine.

Another batch of 2,166 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath

July 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Jammu, July 8 (ANI): A fresh batch of 2,166 pilgrims left here on Thursday for their onward journey to the holy Amarnath cave shrine.

Fresh batch of 82,000 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath

July 7, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Jammu, July 7 (ANI): A fresh batch of 82,000 pilgrims left here on Wednesday for their onward journey to the holy Amarnath cave shrine.

Fresh batch of 3,165 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath

July 4, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Jammu, July 4 (ANI): A fresh batch of 3,165 pilgrims left here on Sunday for their onward journey to the holy Amarnath cave shrine.

Amarnath Yatra suspended temporarily at Udhampur

June 30, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Jammu, June 30 (ANI): The annual Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily halted in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district due to the turbulent situation in the state.

Amaranth Yatra commences under tight security

June 30, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Jammu, June 30 (ANI): The annual Amarnath Yatra began on Wednesday with the first batch of 557 pilgrims leaving for the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath from here.

Eco awareness programme held in Udhampur

June 10, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Basantgarh (Udhampur) June 10(ANI): As part of the ongoing celebrations of World Environment Week, an Environment-cum-Eco Awareness drive was organized in one of the remotest and militancy affected area of Basantgarh in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur District.

IAF helicopters supply relief material in Jammu and Kashmir's snow-affected areas

June 2, 2010 at 7:51 PM

New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters are flying sorties from Udhampur and Kishtwar as a part of the ongoing relief and rescue operations in the snow and landslide affected areas in response to a request made by the Jammu and Kashmir District Administration.

Aamir Khan, Rehman, among Padma awardees

January 25, 2010 at 6:16 PM

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Nobel winning Indian American scientist Venktaraman Ramkrishnan, music director A R Rehman, veteran actress Zora Sehagal, Dr. Reddy's Y V Reddy, music director Ilayaraza, actress, activist Arundhati Nag, blind mucisian Puttaraj Gawai, actor and director Aamir Khan, film photographer Rasul Phookutty and political historian Bipin Chandra are in the list of Padma Awardees for 2010.

Pak will try to scuttle normalcy process in Kashmir: Gen. Jaswal

January 15, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Udhampur Jan.15 (ANI): General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command (GOC-in-C), Lt Gen B S Jaswal, on Friday said Pakistan is trying to hype up the situation and is desperate to scuttle the process of normalcy that is going on in J and K and additional attacks, including that of Fidayeens can not be ruled out.

Centre approves Rs. 9,000 crore for Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

January 5, 2010 at 7:02 PM

New Delhi, Jan.5 (ANI): The Government has approved 9000 crore rupees for four- laning of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, a step which is expected to ensure smooth traffic movement and easing frequent traffic snarls.

Kashmiri find saffron farming promising

December 10, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Udhampur (Jammu), Dec 10 (ANI): Farmers in Jammu are happy with favourable climatic conditions that would result in a bumper saffron crop.

Security forces in Jammu - Kashmir alerted to stop infiltration

December 9, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 9 (ANI) : The Security agencies are maintaining high alert along the Indo- Pak borders to stop the infiltration into the Kashmir valley from the Pakistani side.

Indian Army ready with winter strategy to foil infiltration

October 31, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 31 (ANI): The Indian Army on Saturday said its troops were ready with their winter strategy to foil infiltration along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

Udhampur residents demand bridge over Tawi River

October 28, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Udhampur (J-K), Oct. 28 (ANI): Residents of Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir are facing many problems in absence of a bridge over the Tawi River.

One army soldier injured in Kashmir encounter

October 6, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Pampore (J-K) Oct 6 (ANI): One army soldier was injured in an encounter with militants in Pampore in South Kashmir.

Army's Northern commander to check out Chinese incursion report

September 7, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep.7 (ANI): The Indian Army's Northern commander, Lt. Gen. P. C. Bhardwaj will visit the Leh-based 14 Corps headquarters over the next few days to verify reports of Chinese incursion in the Ladakh area.

Indian Army vigilant along the Chinese border

August 26, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Udhampur, Aug 26 (ANI): A top Indian Army commander on Wednesday said that the Chinese infrastructure across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) does not pose a threat.

Top Hizbul Mujahideen militant killed in J-K encounter

August 17, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Udhampur, Aug 17 (ANI): A top Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district today.

'Post 26/11, Pakistan moved 75 percent of air force to LoC'

May 31, 2009 at 12:44 PM

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Pakistan had mobilised 75 percent of its air force resources to the Line of Control (LoC) against India after the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, a top Indian Air Force commander said here Sunday.

Campaign for fourth phase Jammu and Kashmir poll ends

December 5, 2008 at 7:24 PM

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Campaigning ended Friday in the 18 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir going to polls in the fourth phase of assembly elections in the state Sunday.

Schools turn into security camps in Jammu and Kashmir districts

December 3, 2008 at 5:24 PM

Ramnagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 3 (IANS) School children in two districts of Jammu and Kashmir are paying a price for free and fair elections in the state. For the past three weeks these schools have been turned into virtual camps of security forces even as the children have been asked to take an 'off'.

Kashmir's first Army Public School inaugurated

November 12, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Jammu, Nov 12 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's first Army Public School was inaugurated Wednesday by the army chief, General Deepak Kapoor, who lamented that education 'has been one of the worst hit during two decades of militancy' in the state.

Pakistan trained HuJI militant killed in Kashmir

November 10, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Jammu, Nov 10 (IANS) Army troops have killed two militants, one of them a Pakistan-trained top Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami (HuJI) commander, in an operation in the Garol valley of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said Monday.

PM to inaugurate Baglihar hydel project Friday

October 9, 2008 at 12:21 PM

Jammu, Oct 9 (IANS) Engineers at the Baglihar hydroelectric power project in the mountain-locked Chanderkot area of Jammu and Kashmir are working overtime on trial runs ahead of the inauguration of the first phase by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday.

Three Lashkar militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir: police

October 6, 2008 at 8:51 PM

Jammu, Oct 5 (IANS) Three guerrillas, including a top commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant outfit, were killed in two separate gunbattles with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday, according to the police.

Centre sends 1200 CRPF men to Jammu in view of parade ground rally

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu, Aug 27 (ANI): The Centre on Wednesday rushed about 1200 additional Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel to Jammu to assist the local security forces in maintaining law and order in view of a big rally called by the Shri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti later this evening.

Curfew lifted in Jammu and Samba districts

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu, Aug 23 (ANI): Curfew was lifted in the districts of Jammu and Samba today.

Necessary measures being taken to maintain law and order in J-K: MHA

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

New Delhi, August 22 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday released a statement stating that a programme and congregation for offering Friday Namaz collectively at the Eid-Gah at Srinagar today passed off peacefully.

Security tightened in Kashmir for'Idgah chalo' rally

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Srinagar, Aug 22 (ANI): Security measures have been intensified in sensitive areas in the Kashmir Valley following a 'Idgah chalo' call given by the Coordination Committee of the Hurriyat Conference to protest against the agitation by the Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti.

Day curfew withdrawn in districts of Jammu and Udhampur

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu, Aug 21 (ANI): Day curfew was withdrawn, today in districts of Jammu, Udhampur and relaxed for varying periods in areas of Jammu province, affected with protests over the Amarnath land row.

Curfew reimposed in Jammu after overnight clashes

August 20, 2008 at 1:01 AM

As life was gradually returning to normal after a series of violent clashes between police and protesters in the Jammu & Kashmir region over

Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service to resume from Aug 21

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Srinagar, Aug 19 (ANI): The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service between India and Pakistan will resume on August 21. The service was suspended last week due to violent protests over the Amarnath land transfer in Kashmir valley.

Jammu and Kashmir calm, curfew relaxed

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu/Srinagar, Aug 19 (ANI): The situation in Jammu region is improving on Tuesday and curfew was relaxed at the varying periods in Jammu, Samba, Udhampur and Kishtwar districts. Kashmir is calm following a coordination committee's decision to suspend its strike for three days.

Valley on boil, relaxation in curfew allowed

August 13, 2008 at 12:00 AM

After a continuous violent clash between security forces and protesters amidst curfew in which more than 20 people have been killed since Monday a three

Amarnath land row affects fruit business in Kashmir

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Srinagar, Aug 4 (ANI): Though good rainfall coupled with moderate temperatures this year yielded a bumper crop, the fruit industry of Kashmir worried as they are not able to send the fruits to markets as agitators are blocking the Srinagar-Jammu Highway in Jammu in a protest against the revocation of land allotted to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).

Jammu remains tense, curfew clamped in two more districts

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu, Aug 3 (ANI): The protests by Hindu activists continued and curfew was imposed on Sunday in Udhampur and Rajouri districts in Jammu over the revocation of forestland allotted to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) with violence spreading to new areas leaving six injured even as authorities suspended mobile SMS service to check rumours.

Uma Bharti held in violence-hit Jammu

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu, August 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janshakti Party leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti was reportedly held on Saturday in the violence-hit and curfew re-imposed Jammu region, while Sadhivi Ritambhara was sent back.

25 injured in separate incidents of violence in Jammu

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu, July 3 (ANI): At least 25 people were injured today in separate incidents of violence in Jammu over the revocation of the transfer of land to the Amarnath Shrine Board even as the curfew was imposed in the city on the third day.

A Roman Catholic is a Hindu priest in Jammu

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jammu, June 27 (ANI): A Roman Catholic, who visited India as a young boy for holidaying got so charmed to the people and their lifestyle in India that he decided to spend rest of his life and became a priest.

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