Ravi Krishnan Khajuria

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 attaches assets of LeT men linked to 2015 BSF convoy attack

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.

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Updated on Dec 08, 2023 06:46 AM IST

Assembly seats: Kashmiri Pandits hail move, PoK refugees call one seat ‘injustice’

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”.

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Published on Dec 07, 2023 10:57 PM IST

HC expresses concern over road accidents in J&K, forms panel

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

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Published on Dec 07, 2023 10:50 PM IST

Significant dip in drone-drops along IB in Jammu: BSF IG DK Boora

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

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Updated on Dec 06, 2023 05:52 AM IST

India deploys camels for logistics, patrolling in eastern Ladakh

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

A local animal of the region, double humped camels are known for their endurance and load carrying capacity. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 07:48 AM IST

Post Doda accident, Kishtwar admn cracks down on reckless drivers

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

On November 15, at least 39 passengers were killed and 17 others were injured in a bus accident in Doda’s Assar. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 07:46 AM IST

Don’t issue reservation certificates to Saini community: HC to J&K admn

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”

Advocate Sheikh Najeeb, who appeared on behalf of the community, contended that inclusion of Saini community in the social caste list was against its wishes (iStock)
Updated on Dec 02, 2023 06:42 AM IST

Legends League cricket: International stars draw fans from across the region to Jammu stadium

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

Fans line up to buy tickets for the Legends League cricket match, in Jammu on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:52 AM IST

Some terrorists are ex-Pak soldiers: Gen

The statement came after forces killed a top LeT commander and his associate in Rajouri district on Thursday.

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Northern Command, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi said the army tried to seek the identification of the terrorists and came to know that some of them were retired army personnel from Pakistan.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2023 06:15 AM IST

Search op still underway in Rajouri: 14RR commander

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

Captain Pranjal, who led a search party, faced heavy fire as he came out from his security cover to help trapped women and children flee to safety. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 24, 2023 10:58 PM IST

Some terrorists retired Pakistani soldiers: Army commander Lt Gen Dwivedi

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

General officer commanding-in-chief of Northern Command Lt General Upendra Dwivedi paying homage to martyrs of the encounter with terrorists in Rajouri district, during a wreath-laying ceremony in Jammu on Friday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 02:49 PM IST

Rajouri encounter: Dhangri attack mastermind, associate killed; another soldier dead

The LeT commander, who was a Pakistani national, was an expert sniper and well-trained in guerrilla warfare and improvised explosive devices (IED)

A video grab of LeT terrorist Quari who was gunned down in Rajouri on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 08:32 AM IST

Hilly terrain, accessible infiltration routes make Rajouri terror hotspot

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

Experts say a “dual and sinister game-plan of Pakistan, to target minorities in the hills of Jammu, akin to what was attempted in 1990s, to trigger their silent migration and compel security forces to thin their presence in Kashmir and move into Jammu, plays a role in aiding terrorism (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 07:50 AM IST

What makes Jammu’s Rajouri a terror hotspot

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.

Security personnel standing guard during an encounter with terrorists in the Baji Maal area of Rajouri district.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 07:00 AM IST

J&K encounter: One more soldier, two terrorists die

The two injured army personnel — a major and a jawan — are admitted at the Army’s Command Hospital in Udhampur, the officials added.

Army and police personnel shift bodies of two terrorists killed during an encounter at Bajimaal area, in Rajouri district on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 06:42 AM IST

Rajouri encounter: 1 more soldier dies, toll goes up to 5, LeT terrorist killed

The LeT commander, who was a Pakistani national, was an expert sniper and well-trained in gurreilla warfare besides in handling IEDs

Security personnel standing guard during an encounter with terrorists in the Baji Maal area of Rajouri district on Thursday (PTI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 06:42 PM IST

J&K: LeT terrorist shot dead on Day 2 of Rajouri encounter

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

Security personnel standing guard during an encounter with terrorists in the Baji Maal area of Rajouri district on Thursday. (PTI Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2023 03:49 PM IST

2 Captains, 2 soldiers killed in J&K gunfight

Two army Captains and two soldiers were killed in a gunbattle with terrorists in Rajouri district of Jammu & Kashmir. Two others were wounded.

Security personnel at the site of the encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 02:24 AM IST

J&K: 4 army men including 2 officers killed, 2 injured in gunfight with terrorists

The encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Rajouri district’s Bajimaal area near Bravi in Kalakote Tehsil on Wednesday

The area where the encounter is ongoing is a dense forest on a treacherous mountain. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 09:04 PM IST

HC seeks list of remaining 13 unauthorised occupants of govt accomdations from J&K admn

Pursuant to an high court order, the estates department had filed a compliance report regarding whether or not the 35 occupants possessed alternative residences

The matter is listed to ne next heard on December 15 (iStock)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 07:14 AM IST

Ex-J&K minister Lal Singh sent to 14-day judicial remand

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

Lal Singh (HT File)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 07:00 AM IST

39 killed in bus accident in J&K’s Doda, 17 injured

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.

Security personnel and rescue workers gather beside the wrecked bus, subject to an accident on a remote mountain road in the Doda area, about 200 kilometres (124 miles) southeast of the Srinagar on November 15, 2023. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 12:50 AM IST

Doda bus accident: Cops point to speeding, driver’s negligence

Doda SSP said it appears that negligent driving caused the crash and that things would become clearer after a through investigation

Family members of an injured outside Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 06:30 AM IST

At least 39 dead, 17 injured as bus rolls down hill in Doda

Doda senior superintendent of police Abdul Qayoom said 39 bodies had been recovered from the spot of the accident

Security personnel and rescue workers gather beside the mangled remains of the bus in Doda on Wednesday. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 06:08 AM IST

38 dead after Kishtwar-Jammu bus veers off road, falls 250 metres in Doda: Police

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

Senior superintendent of police of Doda district, Abdul Qayoom, said 38 bodies have been found at the accident spot (Sourced)
Updated on Nov 15, 2023 04:35 PM IST

Ex-J&K minister Lal Singh’s ED remand extended by 5 days in PMLA case

Lal Singh will be produced before the court via video conferencing on November 18, sources familiar with the development said

he former MP was arrested from Chowadhi area of Sainik Colony on November 7. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 10:14 PM IST

Landslides in Ramban: Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for over 10 hours after snowfall

Traffic was partially restored on Jammu-Srinagar national highway around 6.50pm on Friday, officials said

The ski resort of Gulmarg amid snowfall on Friday. The higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snow while plains received rains. (Waseem Andrabi/HT)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 05:18 AM IST
By, Ashiq Hussain, Jammu/srinagar

BSF jawan killed in third ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers in 3 weeks

The deceased was identified as head constable Lal Fam Kima of 148 battalion of the BSF, posted at Narayanpur post in Ramgarh

Lieutenant governor Manoj Singh during the wreath-laying ceremony in Jammu on Thursday. (Photo:X)
Published on Nov 09, 2023 09:52 PM IST

ED gets 7-day remand of ex-J&K minister Lal Singh

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

Lal Singh (iStock)
Updated on Nov 09, 2023 09:08 AM IST

Money laundering case: Former minister Choudhary Lal Singh taken for medical check-up

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

Former Jammu and Kashmir minister and chairman of Dogra Swabhimaan Sangthan Choudhary Lal Singh who was arrested in a money laundering case. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 12:08 PM IST
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