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3 Army Personnel Injured in Mine Blast in J&K
State, Jammu, Poonch

3 Army Personnel Injured in Mine Blast in J&K

Poonch, Nov 1: Three army personnel were injured on Wednesday in a mine blast in Poonch district, sources said. Quoting sources, Kashmir Scroll reported that three army men sustained injuries in a land mine blast at Phagwari Gali in the Poonch sector. “The injured soldiers were immediately taken to a nearby hospital, from where two were shifted to 150 GH Rajouri for advanced treatment.” The injured have been identified as Y Shri Ramullu, Vimal Raj, and Veer Bharappa. The condition of all the injured is said to be stable.
Government Failed to Restore Democracy in JK: Omar Abdullah
State, Jammu, Poonch

Government Failed to Restore Democracy in JK: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Oct 26: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah charged the central government with not restoring democracy in JK. Omar lamented that the country takes pride in calling itself the mother of democracy on global stages while the same democracy fails to reach Jammu and Kashmir He was addressing a one-day delegate session at Surankote in Poonch, on Thursday. Decrying the lack of democracy in JK, Omar said, “It has been nearly a decade since the Assembly elections were held last time in 2014. People across J&K are united in their quest to restore democracy but those at the helm are not ready to reflect upon the gravity of the situation,” he said in a statement issued to press. Calling out the anti-people policies of the JK administration, Omar a...
Man killed, three people injured as house collapses in J&K’s Poonch
State, Jammu, Poonch

Man killed, three people injured as house collapses in J&K’s Poonch

Srinagar, Oct 26: A 55-year-old man was killed and his wife and two relatives were injured when a 'kacha' house suddenly collapsed in Gursai Mohri village of Mendhar in Poonch district around midnight, officials said on Thursday. The owner of house, Riyaz Hussain Shah, 55, son of Saber Hussain Shah, his wife Shamim Akhtar, 52, and their relatives who happen to be their neighbors also, Irfan Haider, 30, and Wazaif Haider sons of Mehboob Hussain Sayed, were injured in the incident which occurred at around 12:30 a.m. The injured were later shifted to SDH Surankote. However, they said, Reyaz Hussain Shah succumbed to his injuries. Confirming it, a police official said that they have taken cognizance of the matter.
BRO completes Kandi Tunnel ahead of schedule in J&K
State, Jammu, Poonch

BRO completes Kandi Tunnel ahead of schedule in J&K

New Delhi, Oct 25: The Border Road Organisation (BRO) on Wednesday said that it has achieved a significant milestone by completing 260 meters-long Kandi Tunnel ahead of schedule in the ongoing Project Sampark on National Highway 144A (NH144A) which connects Akhnoor with Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. The BRO said that this crucial project has been divided into eight packages, and there is a remarkable progress in enhancing the horizontal and vertical profile of the road. Lt Col Suneel Bartwal said that in a commendable feat of engineering, the first four tunnels including 260 meters Kandi Tunnel has achieved its breakthrough. “This incredible accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the BRO team,” an army official said. Ba...
Mughal Road closed after Pir Ki Gali receives snowfall
State, Jammu, Kashmir, Poonch

Mughal Road closed after Pir Ki Gali receives snowfall

Poonch, Oct 16: Authorities today suspended the vehicular traffic on Mughal Road following fresh snowfall in the Pir ki Gali area on the historic thoroughfare. Dy SP Traffic Rajouri-Poonch, Nawaz Choudhary said that snowfall in Pir Ki Gali and adjoining areas and slippery conditions on the road have forced the suspension of traffic on the Mughal Road. He added that traffic will resume subject to improvement in weather conditions.