Funeral of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Wasim Bari was performed in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. His funeral was held along with his father and brother on July 09. All three were killed by terrorists on July 08.
Former Union minister Manoj Sinha has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The news was announced a day after incumbent LG Girish Chandra Murmu tendered his resignation. He quit on the anniversary of revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status. He was sworn in as the first LG of J&K after the erstwhile state was converted into a Union Territory after its bifurcation from Ladakh. The reasons for Murmu's resignation aren't known yet. He had served for only 9 months, out of a 5-year tenure. However, recently the Election Commission had objected to Murmu's comments on the timing of Assembly elections in the UT. After the LG said that polls could be held after delimitation of constituencies concludes, the EC had said that timing and conduct of polls are its 'sole remit', and thus shouldn't be a subject of comment by the LG. The Centre and Murmu were also seemingly at loggerheads over internet restrictions in J&K. Sources say that differences between the LG and the Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam may have further complicated matters. Watch the full video for more.
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Newly-appointed Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha arrived at Srinagar Airport on August 06. The appointment was confirmed by the Rashtrapati Bhawan, hours after Girish Chandra Murmu tendered his resignation. Sinha is the first politician to become Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of J-K.
'Sushmanjali' prayer meet was organised on August 06 to pay tribute to late external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on her 1st death anniversary. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar remembered former union minister and BJP's stalwart leader late Sushma Swaraj on her death anniversary. Remembering Swaraj's legacy, daughter Bansuri Swaraj along with other dignitaries of film fraternity virtually came together to pay tribute to Swaraj. Swaraj passed away on the night of August 06 last year following a cardiac arrest.
Amid increasing cases of COVID-19 in the UT, weekend lockdown has been imposed in Jammu to curb the spread of the dreadful virus. The state has reported over 290 deaths till now due to COVID-19. Over 7260 active cases have witnessed in the state till date. The state administration has imposed lockdown till July 28 across the Kashmir valley except Bandipore district to stem the spread of COVID-19.
After the tragic death of BJP leader Wasim Bari, along with his father and brother at the hands of terrorists, Union Minister Jitendra Singh and BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav, met his family in Bandipora at the residence of the late BJP leader. All the leaders paid tribute to Wasim Bari, his father and brother. They also assured the family members of all possible help, and handed over a compensation cheque.
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and sarpanch was shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. Sajad Ahmad Khanday was shot near his home in south Kashmir's Kulgam. Police said that the incident..
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A sarpanch of J&K's Kulgam district was shot dead earlier this morning by suspected terrorists. Sajad Ahmad Khanday was also the BJP's district vice president for Kulgam. He was shot dead near his home..
A week after BJP leader Wasim Bari was killed in Bandipora by terrorists, a BJP leader has been abducted in Baramulla area of J&K. BJP leader Mehraj Din Malla was reportedly forced into a car by some..
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