A principal correspondent, Ravi Krishnan Khajuria is the bureau chief at Jammu. He covers politics, defence, crime, health and civic issues for Jammu city.
Articles by Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
NIA on Thursday attached properties of two key LeT operatives, who were involved in the 2015 terror attack on a BSF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district, killing two personnel.
While Kashmiri Pandits welcomed the decision “whole-heartedly” and called it a “first” step towards possible return to their homeland, refugees of the PoK sulked over one seat to their 12 lakh strong population and called it a “grave injustice”.
An experts’ panel to visit and inspect Jammu-Srinagar National Highway -44 and NH 244 that connects Khanabal- Achabal- Kokernag- Daksum- Sinthan pass -Thathri in Doda and Mughal Road
BSF IG DK Boora attributed the decline to the smashing of a Pakistan network that existed on the Indian side, which used to pick the consignments dropped by the drones
The four legged animal has been deployed for the twin purposes of patrolling along the LAC and providing logistical support to the troops deployed in the harsh and barren terrain
Defining speed limit for all vehicles, speed guns, heavy penalties on violators, impounding vehicles, road safety panel for projects and “Aapada Mitra”, a community led initiative, are among the efforts of the district administration
Saini community had sought directions to the administration ensuring that “till the final decision in this regard, no certificate was issued in favour of any member of Saini community”
Effervescent fans, not only from Jammu, but also parts of Kashmir descended at the stadium to get tickets and watch their favourite international cricket stars of yester-years in action
The statement came after forces killed a top LeT commander and his associate in Rajouri district on Thursday.
Addressing media persons at Kalakote, Brigadier Patnaik said, “On the night of November 19, a confirmed input of a top LeT commander Quari, who was active in Rajouri- Poonch area, along with one more accomplice, was received and an operation was launched
Says 20-25 terrorists could still be operating in the Rajouri-Poonch area and situation will be brought under control within a year with the help of local residents
The LeT commander, who was a Pakistani national, was an expert sniper and well-trained in guerrilla warfare and improvised explosive devices (IED)
Security experts attribute the spike in terror attacks to a multitude of factors, such hilly topography of Rajouri and Poonch, their proximity to the Line of Control (LoC), traditional and easier infiltration routes as compared to the Kashmir region and dense jungles with natural caves
The former DGP added that when cornered by security forces , terrorists can either shift to other side of the Pir Panjal into South Kashmir or even cross the LoC to return to Pakistan.
The two injured army personnel — a major and a jawan — are admitted at the Army’s Command Hospital in Udhampur, the officials added.
The LeT commander, who was a Pakistani national, was an expert sniper and well-trained in gurreilla warfare besides in handling IEDs
Operation underway in dense forest of Kalakote in Rajouri district; terrorist identified as Pak national Quari, who was trained in assembling IEDs, gurreilla warfare, sniper fire and active in Rajouri-Poonch along with his group this year
Two army Captains and two soldiers were killed in a gunbattle with terrorists in Rajouri district of Jammu & Kashmir. Two others were wounded.
The encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Rajouri district’s Bajimaal area near Bravi in Kalakote Tehsil on Wednesday
Pursuant to an high court order, the estates department had filed a compliance report regarding whether or not the 35 occupants possessed alternative residences
In the case bing probed by the Enforecement Directorate (ED) againt RB educaitoal Trust, run by Singh’s wife and former MLA Kanta Andorta, the minister was in ED remand till November 18
The Prime Minister’s Office said an ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh from PM’s national relief fund would be given to next of kin of each deceased and ₹50,000 to injured.
Doda SSP said it appears that negligent driving caused the crash and that things would become clearer after a through investigation
Doda senior superintendent of police Abdul Qayoom said 39 bodies had been recovered from the spot of the accident
Police said 17 people were pulled out of the bus in Doda district and rushed to nearby hospital. Some of them are in a serious condition, Doda SSP Abdul Qayoom said
Lal Singh will be produced before the court via video conferencing on November 18, sources familiar with the development said
Traffic was partially restored on Jammu-Srinagar national highway around 6.50pm on Friday, officials said
The deceased was identified as head constable Lal Fam Kima of 148 battalion of the BSF, posted at Narayanpur post in Ramgarh
Singh, the chairperson of chairman of the Dogra Swabhimaan Sangthan, was arrested late on Tuesday from Chowadhi area by ED sleuths, hours after the special court had dismissed his anticipatory bail application
Choudhary Lal Singh was taken to Jammu government medical college and hospital for a routine medical check-up on Wednesday morning; he will be taken back to the ED office for further questioning in a Prevention of Money Laundering Act case after the check-up