Udhampur

  • J&K Floods: 10 bodies recovered from Udhampur landslide site September 11, 2014

    Udhampur: Around 10 new dead bodies have been extracted from the debris that lay over the Sadal village of Udhampur after a massive landslide that took place last week. The Indian Army who have emerged as a saviour in the times of masive disaster after the floods in the state are...
  • J&K floods: 7 lakh stranded in Srinagar, landslides in Udhampur leave many dead September 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is facing its worst floods in six decades that have left nearly 200 people dead. Srinagar has practically become an island and over 7 lakh people are stranded there with many areas completely under water. Cloudy weather in Srinagar could hamper air sorties on Tuesday. The Met...
  • Modern weather forcasting centre to come up in Jammu September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With assembly elections not far away in Jammu and Kashmir hit by flood, the Centre on Monday announced the setting up of two biotechnology parks and a most modern weather forecasting system in Jammu and Kashmir. Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said the...
  • J&K floods: Shri Shakti Express stuck, pilgrims headed to Vaishno Devi stranded September 8, 2014

    Jammu: Pilgrims who were headed to the Vaishno Devi shrine were stranded after the Katrabound Shri Shakti Express train was stuck in the Udhampur district due to floods in Jammu and Kashmir. There are nearly 500 pilgrims, who left from Delhi, on the train. Heavy rains and floods have led...
  • J&K: 6 feared dead in house collapse in Udhampur September 7, 2014

    Jammu: Six people are feared dead in a house collapse triggered by landslides in a remote village in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. There were reports of a house collapse in remote belt of Panchari area of Udhampur district triggered by landslides, a senior police officer said on Sunday. As...
  • Udhampur: Clashes break out between Panther Party workers, police August 16, 2014

    Udhampur: High drama unfolded in Jammu & Kashmir's Udhampur district where police and workers of the Panther Party came to blows during the party's Rail Roko agitation. The party workers pelted stones at the police personnel, who in turn lathicharged the mob. Tear gas was also used to foil the...
  • Train to Katra stuck in tunnel for nearly 2 hours due to engine failure July 16, 2014

    Chandigarh: The newly introduced train to Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, was stuck in a tunnel for nearly two hours on Wednesday morning due to an engine failure near Katra Railway Station. The incident took place about five kms before the...
  • Development of J&K depends on railways, says CM Omar Abdullah July 4, 2014

    Katra: Underlining that economic development of Jammu and Kashmir is largely dependent on railways; Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday stressed the need for early completion of unconnected stretches of JammuBaramulla Railway track. Omar said that economic linkage of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country is dependent on...
  • PM hints at private investment in Railways, says will make stations modern July 4, 2014

    Katra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hinted at private investment in the Indian Railways while inaugurating the UdhampurKatra rail link. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said that he has held meetings with Railway officials to enable private entities to invest. "I have held a detailed meeting with Railway officials, soon...
  • Snapshot: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Station seen from space July 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the UdhampurKatra rail link by flagging of the Vaishno Devi Express. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the 292 kilometre UdhampurSrinagarBaramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25 km stretch...
  • PM Modi flags off Vaishno Devi Express, links Katra to rest of India July 4, 2014

    Katra: After a prolonged wait, Katra has got its first rail link. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the UdhampurKatra rail link by flagging of a train which he suggested be named as Shree Shakti Express. The train to Katra near the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the...
  • Live: PM Modi inaugurates the UdhampurKatra rail link July 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. ...
  • Katra to get its first train today, to be inaugurated by PM Modi July 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. It is part of 292 kilometer UdhampurSrinagarBaramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the...
  • J&K: PM Modi to flag off train to Katra, an engineering marvel July 1, 2014

    Srinagar: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first train from the holy town of Katra on Friday. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of 292 kilometer UdhampurSrinagarBaramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25...
  • Train to Vaishno Devi set for launch before Rail Budget June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, Indian Railways has finally got the mandatory safety clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) to commission the muchawaited train service to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, before the Rail Budget 201415. The 25km long UdhampurKatra rail section in Jammu...
  • Confident of winning against Azad: BJP's Dr Jitendra Singh April 17, 2014

    The Udhampur-Doda seat in Jammu and Kashmir is voting on Thursday. Riding on the Modi wave, BJP's Dr Jitendra Singh is taking on Congress leader and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Speaking to CNN IBN's Mufti Islah, Jitendra Singh said he's very confident of a win. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Udhampur constituency in J&K records over 69 pc polling April 17, 2014

    Jammu: Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency from where Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is contesting today recorded over 69 per cent polling. Azad is in a direct contest with BJP's Jitender Singh. "As much as 69.08 per cent polling was recorded in Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency. It is likely to increase," Jammu and...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate to be locked in Udhampur on Thursday April 17, 2014

    Udhampur: Congress leader and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate will be locked in EVMs on Thursday in Udhampur LoK Sabha constituency where he is in direct fight with BJP's Jitender Singh. As many as 14,61,373 voters, including 7,77,599 males and 6,77,850 women, will decide the fate of 13 candidates,...
  • LS polls: Azad files nomination for Udhampur-Doda March 25, 2014

    Jammu: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday filed nomination papers for Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituency, his maiden attempt to enter Lok Sabha from Jammu and Kashmir. Arriving at election office at Kathua in a procession, 65-year-old Azad was flanked by state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Pradesh Congress Chief Saif-ud-din...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad likely to contest from Udhampur: Congress March 19, 2014

    Ghulam Nabi Azad is likely to contest from Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, Jammu-Kashmir Congress Chief Saif-ud-Din Soz, said in Srinagar on Wednesday. "As per my understanding, Azad will contest from Udhampur-Kathua Lok Sabha seat. It is expected that announcement would be made at any time today", Soz told reporters in...
  • Congress unnerved by BJP campaign in Udhampur: Jitendra Singh March 12, 2014

    Describing the delay in announcing the Congress' candidate for the Kathua-Udhampur Lok Sabha seat as "manifestation of its leadership's confusion and nervousness", BJP on Wednesday said the people have sent out loud and clear signals of their support for Narendra Modi. "It is a compliment for the people of the Udhampur...
  • PM to inaugurate Udhampur Katra rail link in Jammu today February 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday will inaugurate the 25km long UdhampurKatra rail link in Jammu. Railways will open the 25kmlong link after the Prime Minister flags off the first train from the Katra station. The train service to Katra, is the base camp for pilgrims going to Vaishnodevi...
  • J&K: Rescued pilgrims angry over slow relief process June 23, 2013

    Udhampur: Rescued pilgrims on Saturday showed their angst over the slow rescue programmes and lack of coordination by the government in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir. Pilgrims also complained that though the government has setup relief camps and has been rescuing people, no minister came to survey the situation...
  • Rail Budget: 67 express trains, 26 passenger trains introduced February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: As many as 67 express trains and 26 passenger trains are being introduced this year, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced on Tuesday. Presenting the 2013-14 Railway Budget, Bansal also said that five Mainline Electrical Multiple Units (MEMUs) are being introduced this year besides eight DEMUs. ...
  • 16 killed in bus accident in Jammu region November 24, 2012

    Jammu: At least 16 people were killed and 44 others injured when a bus carrying a marriage party rolled down into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district on Saturday evening, police said. The bus was carrying 60 people to Dudu Basantgarh, about 110 km north of Jammu, when...
  • Army officer's wife found dead in Udhampur May 25, 2011

    Jammu: Wife of a senior army officer was found hanging at her residence in army's Northern Command area in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Maya, wife of Col Ganesh was found hanging at their residence in Rahambal belt of Udhampur, 60 kms from here, last night, they said. Initial...
  • Carbomb blast in Jammu; 1 killed, 10 injured May 2, 2011

    Udhampur: One person was killed and 10 others were injured on Monday, while a senior Army officer escaped unhurt in a carbomb blast triggered by militants on Jammu Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district, police said. The blast took place in a car parked at Bermi bridge, 65 km from...
  • First phase of J&K Panchayat polls ends April 13, 2011

    Samba: Vowing to participate in the developmental policies concerning their backward hamlets, residents of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday voted for empowerment of the grass root level democracy, ignoring separatists' call for boycott. "I have voted for empowerment of making decision regarding my basic needs ...
  • 5 pc voter turnout in early hours of JK polls April 23, 2009

    Jammu: Security personnel outnumbered voters at polling stations in the predominantly mountainous Lok Sabha constituency of Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir where the second of the fivephase parliamentary polls was underway on Thursday. According to election officials, only five per cent turnout was recorded in the first three hours of...
  • Army awards death to killer jawan June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Army has given the death sentence to a soldier for 'fragging' after he killed his superior. Sepoy Satyam Kumar was sentenced to death by a summary General Court Martial for killing his superior Havildar Padmarajan in 2006. Satyam Kumar is a sepoy in the Northern Command Signals...