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Preparations Underway for 3-day Winter Carnival in Jammu, Weekly Events to be Organized to popularize Tourist Destinations



After being freed from the shackles of Article 370 and 35A, new tourist destinations will now be raised in Jammu and Kashmir, which is flying a new flight. In this season, where the department has decided to organize a winter carnival in the beautiful valleys of Patnitop, every week to popularise the unknown or unexplored tourist places, tourists will be attracted towards these places by doing some activity or the other.

The Tourism Department, Jammu, which celebrates the Amrit Festival of Independence on the completion of 75 years of independence, has also decided to continue its programs in December and January. For this, tourist places and programs are being finalized. Among the programs that have been finalized so far by the tourism department, the three-day winter carnival at Patnitop is the main one. Although the date has not been decided yet, this carnival will be organized as soon as good snowfall in Patnitop. Apart from local artists, some Bollywood stores are also expected to be invited to this carnival. Apart from stalls of Dogri delicacies in the carnival, various departments are also planning to set up booths to promote local products.

On November 27, a kite flying and painting competition will be organized by the department at Purthu on the platform of Ranjit Sagar Dam. This will be the first significant event of the department engaged in promoting Purthu, which is becoming popularly known as Chhote Goa. After this, a cycle rally is being organized by the department on December 4. This cycle rally will start from Gulf Course in Siddara, Jammu and will end at Suruisar. For this, youth will be invited to take part in the rally from next week.

In the next two years, the tourism department has decided to encourage these places by organizing various programs at 38 identified areas of the Jammu division. Most of these are such where till date no activity has taken place from the point of view of tourism. Now, keeping in mind the culture of these areas, their geographical conditions, beauty, and historical importance, the department has decided to organize special programs that will continue for the next year. Of these 38 places in the Jammu division, four are in the Jammu district, six in Kathua, four in Udhampur, four in Reasi, one in Samba, three in Poonch, five in Rajouri, five in Ramban, three in Kishtwar and three in Doda. Is.

75 tourism festivals will be held at these places

Jammu District: Suchetgarh, Ambara, Jhajjar Kotli and Etham
Kathua District: Bani, Basohli, Machedi, Jasrota, Sarthal and Mata Bala Sundari
Udhampur District: Panchairi, Dudu, Basantgarh and Sudhmahadev-Mantalai,
Reasi District: Siad Baba, Baradari, Ransu and Devi Pindi
Samba District: Baba Chamliyal
Poonch District: Nurpur, Nangli Sahib and Mandi
Rajouri District: Budhal, Darhal, Kotaranka, Dhera Ki Gali and Nowshahra
Ramban District: Baglihar, Chandrakot, Ukhral, ​​Pogal Paristan, Natthatop and Gul
Kishtwar District: Bimal Nag, Machel and Sarthal
Doda District: Lal Drahman, Jantron, Thathri, Kalad and Bhaderwah


Jammu: Exodus Day Observed as Black Day




Due to the increasing influence of terrorism, the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits started on this day in 1990. Kashmiri Pandits celebrated this day of expulsion as Black Day.

On Wednesday, Kashmiri displaced Pandits protested by taking out a rally in Jagti. These Kashmiri Pandits said that this dark day is remembered by every Kashmiri Pandit who was forced to leave the Valley. It is the job of the Government of India to conduct an inquiry by setting up a commission, and those who had spoiled the situation in Kashmir should be fed the air of jails. Kashmiri Pandits demonstrated fiercely and on the other hand, demanded that the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley be ensured.

For the last 32 years, Kashmiri Pandits have been cut off from their own land. Addressing the occasion, Jagti Tenement Committee President Shadi Lal Pandita said that these Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their homes due to terrorism in the Valley, but today this Kashmiri Pandit wants to connect with their soil and establish three big satellite colonies in Kashmir. If the government does this, then 70 thousand Kashmiri Pandit families will go back to the Valley and join their soil. But now, the central government is not taking any step in this direction. Therefore, Kashmiri Pandits should be told the plan with the central government to return to the Valley.

On the other hand, Raj Kumar Tikku said that January 19 would not be forgotten by Kashmiri Pandits. When the situation in Kashmir turned completely against the Kashmiri Pandits and announcements were made on loudspeakers to leave the Valley. Kashmiri Pandits were forced to migrate for their safety and their families. Many Kashmiri Pandits also lost their lives. The Central Government should now constitute an inquiry committee to bring the real culprits to the jails.

Amish Mahajan

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Mystery of Lucknow family allegedly missing in J&K solved




The startling revelation came to light on Wednesday about the Lucknow family allegedly missing during their travel to Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier reports had said that three members of a family from Lucknow — Mehmood Ali Khan, his wife Darakshan and their son, Shavez — had gone missing in Ramban district while they were on their way from Jammu to Srinagar.

Police sources said according to Salim Khan, brother-in-law of Mehmood Ali Khan, all 3 members were murdered by elder son, Sarfaraz Khan on January 5, the day they were leaving towards Jammu by train.

“After disposing of their dead bodies, he meticulously planned to mislead the relatives and police. He clandestinely visited Jammu and Kashmir and messaged via WhatsApp from his father’s mobile phone on 14th January morning in which he posed as his younger brother, Shavez and said that they are stuck on the highway due to landslides.

“He even posted some pictures of the highway,” said the sources.

The details of the case came to light when the J&K police traced the phone in Lucknow that was used to send WhatsApp messages.

Police said Sarfraz had murdered his father, mother and brother in Lucknow itself. On January 6 the body of a youth with a slit throat was found on Lucknow’s Mall Road in the Itaunja area.

Police were unable to identify the body. After this, two more bodies with slit throats were found in the Malihabad area in Lucknow.

After the photographs of the three persons allegedly missing in J&K’s Ramban area were published, police in Lucknow were able to identify all three.

Subsequent investigation revealed that the eldest son of the family, Sarfraz had murdered them. Sarfraz has been taken into custody.

Police said other contacts of Sarfraz are also being questioned. The motive of the gruesome crime is still not known.

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Car theft at SMGS Hospital, thief arrested




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Car theft has been reported from SMGS Hospital, Jammu. The car model identified as Chevrolet Tavera was stolen outside the hospital premises.

As per the details, the car owner is a resident of Doda who had come to visit his ailing relatives admitted to the hospital.

When the possessor of the car couldn’t find his vehicle in the parking, he timely complained about the theft in the police station.

 During the investigation, a team of Police led by SHO city inspector, Vijay Kumar under the supervision of SDPO DySP Sharad Kallu, raided at different places to search the accused and eventually succeeded in arresting him.

Police have also recovered the stolen Tavera from his possession. As per the police sources, the accused is a resident of RS Poora, Jammu and has been notorious for such thefts in the past. 

Aditi Tikku

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