Three killed, Scores injured in Samba road accident

Three killed, Scores injured in Samba road accident

Three people, including a student, died while scores were injured died when a mini bus they were travelling in rolled down on the road in district Samba Thursday morning. “A mini bus on way from border village to Samba town...
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‘Tiranga Yatra’ to Kashmir stopped in Samba

‘Tiranga Yatra’ to Kashmir stopped in Samba

A ‘Tiranga Yatra’ bound for Kashmir was today stopped by police in Samba in Jammu and Kashmir, and sent back. The 65-odd marchers from Sonipat in Haryana carrying with the national flag conducted prayers at an ashram in Vijaypur in...
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Storm struck, 6 Power towers in Vijaypur lie uprooted

Storm struck, 6 Power towers in Vijaypur lie uprooted

At least six high-tension (HT) towers, installed by Sterlite Power, a power transmission company, for the Jalandhar-Samba-Amargarh distribution line have been lying uprooted in the Vijaypur area since Thursday night, hinting at use of “substandard” materia...
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200 Year old graveyard turned upside down for playfield in Samba

Nearly 40 graves displaced Work halted after objection by local Muslims In a shocking development, as many as 40 graves were turned up after the local administration ran bulldozers over a 200-year-old graveyard in Samba district to develop a playfield...
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BSF constable stabs colleague, flees with LMG from Akhnoor Sector

BSF constable stabs colleague, flees with LMG from Akhnoor Sector

A BSF constable today allegedly stabbed a fellow jawan and fled with a Light Machine Gun (LMG) and over 10 magazines from Akhnoor sector in Jammu and Kashmir following which security has been beefed up in key areas here. The...
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Damaged houses injures, bear testimony to Sarore horror

Damaged houses injures, bear testimony to Sarore horror

As the Jammu Development Authority (JDA) and the Samba district administration are trying to shift blame onto each other, affected Gujjars today said brutal force was unleashed on them on February 22 to evict them from the land where they...
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PDP demands judicial probe into killing of Gujjar youth

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today demanded a judicial probe into the alleged killing of a member of a Gujjar community during an anti encroachment drive in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. “The killing of a civilian is...
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Despite accidents, overloading continues unabated in Samba

Despite accidents, overloading continues unabated in Samba

Despite an increase in the number of road accidents caused due to rash driving and overloading becoming a serious cause of concern for the authorities, no strict action has been taken yet. Local residents said public vehicles plying on all...
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Pakistan violates truce pact in Samba sector, BSF retaliates

Pakistan violates truce pact in Samba sector, BSF retaliates

In less than a month after a sector commander-level meeting between the border guarding forces of Pakistan and India, Pakistan violated ceasefire in the Samba sector last night. The BSF retaliated in equal measure. “Four rounds of AK-47 assault rifle...
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‘Not heard’ amid crisis, Samba village bars entry of politicians

‘Not heard’ amid crisis, Samba village bars entry of politicians

Bearing the maximum brunt of shelling by Pakistani troops, this border village in Samba district with around 1,700 voters today vented their pent-up anger and decided not to allow any politician to enter the village. “They be ministers, MLAs or...
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