Kathua (kəˈθʊə), is a city and a Municipal Council in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, near its southern border with Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The city is also the gateway to the state and a big industrial town with army presence.Kathua along with its satellite township of Lakhanpur in J&K and the nearby city of Pathankot in Punjab constitute the Kathua-Pathankot twin city urban area. Kathua is the second largest city in Jammu division after Jammu city. Kathua is connected via the public road network with Jammu, Chandigarh, Delhi, Pathankot and Amritsar.
Kathua divided into 19 blocks: Bani, Basohli, Baggan, Kathua, Billawar, Hiranagar, Nagri, Barnoti, Marheen, Dinga Amb, Duggain, Duggan, Lohai-Malhar Mahanpur, Mandli, Nagrota Gujroo, Bhoond, Dhar Mahanpur, Keerian Kandyal, & has approximately 512 villages.
Every hour, two girls below the age of 18 years were raped in India in 2016. That figure in 2005 was one girl raped every two hours, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau. IndiaTimes - Published
Key accused Sanji Ram, his friend Parvesh Kumar and special police officer Deepak Khajuria were held guilty under various sections and sentenced for life. The three men were awarded multiple sentences.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Jammu and Kashmir police Monday said it may challenge the acquittal of the seventh accused in the Kathua gang rape-cum-murder case, in which three persons were sentenced to jail till their last.. IndiaTimes - Published
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma demanded capital punishment for the 6 convicts in the Kathua gang rape-murder case, saying the J&K government should appeal in higher court. A court on Monday sentenced to.. IndiaTimes - Published
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi Monday said the BJP should answer why its ministers in the previous Jammu and Kashmir government attended a rally in support of the accused in the Kathua case. IndiaTimes - Published
The special court on Monday sentenced all seven accused guilty in the Kathua rape and murder case that shocked the nation in January last year. District and sessions judge Pathankot, Tejwinder Singh,.. IndiaTimes - Published
An eight-year-old girl from a minority nomadic community was kidnapped on January 10, 2018 and allegedly gang raped in captivity in a village temple in Kathua district, according to the J&K police.. IndiaTimes - Published
Over 2,500 bunkers have been constructed along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu region this year so far, officials said on Saturday. Over 10,000 bunkers are to be.. IndiaTimes - Published