Ravi Krishnan Khajuria

Ravi Krishnan Khajuria

A principal correspondent, Ravi Krishnan Khajuria is the bureau chief at Jammu. He covers politics, defence, crime, health and civic issues for Jammu city.

Articles by Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (PTI)

Amid row over Azad, J&K Congress leaders meet Rahul Gandhi

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:35 AM IST
The leaders apprised Gandhi about the current state of affairs on the political front and the activities of the party in Jammu and Kashmir, said an official statement issued here
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Congress activists burn an effigy of senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in Jammu on Tuesday. (PTI)
Congress activists burn an effigy of senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in Jammu on Tuesday. (PTI)

Rift in J&K Cong: Group protests against Azad, another supports him

UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 01:38 AM IST
Led by JKPCC general secretary Shahnawaz Choudhary, party workers earlier in the day burnt Azad’s effigy and staged a protest against him outside the Jammu Press Club, while those from the Youth Congress and the NSUI sought his removal from the party
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Congress members burn an effigy of senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during a protest, in Jammu on Tuesday.(PTI)
Congress members burn an effigy of senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during a protest, in Jammu on Tuesday.(PTI)

Ghulam Nabi Azad becomes catalyst in rift in Congress unit in J-K

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 09:52 PM IST
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad detractors and supporters in the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Committee accused each other of acting at the behest of the BJP.
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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. (File photo)
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. (File photo)

Jammu: Cong leader holds protest against Ghulam Nabi Azad for praising Modi

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 04:35 PM IST
Shahnawaz Choudhary, a general secretary of Congress in Jammu & Kashmir, accused Azad of acting on Modi’s behest. He said Azad did not come to J&K for the DDC election campaign last year but praised Modi, who snatched the region’s statehood
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Jammu and Kashmir, March 01 (ANI): An elderly person being vaccinated during the second phase of Covid vaccination in Jammu on Monday. (ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir, March 01 (ANI): An elderly person being vaccinated during the second phase of Covid vaccination in Jammu on Monday. (ANI)

Covid vaccination for senior citizens starts on tardy note across J&K

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 02:11 AM IST
n the second phase, senior citizens above 60 years of age and those with comorbidities between 45 to 59 years were required to get registered
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Azad said PM Modi speaks frankly about his past as a tea-seller and does not try to hide his background from the world.(ANI Photo)
Azad said PM Modi speaks frankly about his past as a tea-seller and does not try to hide his background from the world.(ANI Photo)

Cong’s Ghulam Nabi Azad hails PM Modi for ‘not forgetting roots’

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:40 AM IST
Addressing a function by Gujjar Desh Charitable Trust in Jammu, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said people should learn from the PM about how one remains grounded to their roots.
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Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad inaugurates 'Sarwari Kasana Hall' at Gujjar Charitable trust in Jammu on Sunday. (ANI)
Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad inaugurates 'Sarwari Kasana Hall' at Gujjar Charitable trust in Jammu on Sunday. (ANI)

Azad heaps praise on PM for remaining connected to his roots

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:19 AM IST
On February 9, the PM had given an emotional farewell speech to Azad when the latter had retired from the Rajya Sabha.
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File photo: National Conference president and former J-K PM Farooq Abdullah. (HT Photo)
File photo: National Conference president and former J-K PM Farooq Abdullah. (HT Photo)

'Congress must unite to defeat ‘divisive’ forces': Farooq Abdullah

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:59 PM IST
  • “I want the Congress party to be strong. I want the Congress to unite and fight the divisive forces," he said.
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In his address, Sibal expressed his unhappiness that the party didn’t choose to accommodate Azad in Parliament after his retirement.(PTI Photo)
In his address, Sibal expressed his unhappiness that the party didn’t choose to accommodate Azad in Parliament after his retirement.(PTI Photo)

Party is getting weak, say Congress 'letter writers'

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 01:43 AM IST
Last August, the 23 leaders wrote a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in which they called for “full-time and effective leadership”, elections to the Congress Working Committee (CWC), and a mechanism to guide the party’s revival.
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Jammu: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Raj Babbar during a 'Shanti Sammelan' event in Jammu on Saturday.(PTI)
Jammu: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Raj Babbar during a 'Shanti Sammelan' event in Jammu on Saturday.(PTI)

Congress getting weak, says Kapil Sibal at G-23 meet in Jammu

PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:00 PM IST
  • Congress leader Kapil Sibal said the party needed the services of Ghulam Nabi Azad who recently retired from the Rajya Sabha, to strengthen it.
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Ghulam Nabi Azad. (HT file)
Ghulam Nabi Azad. (HT file)

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad arrives in Jammu on 3-day visit

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Former legislative assembly speaker Tara Chand, former J&K Congress president Peerzada Mohammad Sayed, former minister GM Saroori, Jugal Kishore, Ghulam Nabi Monga, Subhash Gupta and Naresh Gupta had lined up on the airport road to welcome Azad
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The above cited people said the soldier’s identity was being withheld since a probe into the case is underway.(HT Archives. Representative image)
The above cited people said the soldier’s identity was being withheld since a probe into the case is underway.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Soldier held for sharing data with Pakistan

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 07:25 AM IST
“The havaldar belongs to Punjab. He has been arrested and is being interrogated. He has passed classified data electronically to his handlers in Pakistan,” a person aware of the matter said.
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Representational Image.
Representational Image.

Soldier arrested in J&K’s Udhampur for passing on classified data to Pakistan

UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:21 AM IST
The people said the soldier’s identity was being withheld as a probe in the case is underway. He is from an infantry regiment posted at the army’s Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur
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Jammu Airport houses IAF station (technical area) and airport complex from which civilian flight operate.(HT File)
Jammu Airport houses IAF station (technical area) and airport complex from which civilian flight operate.(HT File)

Flights from Jammu to be regulated from March 10 to April 19 for runway work

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 08:27 PM IST
  • The Jammu airport will be for civilian flight from 6 am to 1 pm with the last flight departure at 12.50 pm from March 10 to April 19.
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Lt. Gov. Manoj Sinha interacts with foreign envoys, who are on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, in Jammu on Thursday(PTI/**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO PROVIDED BYJ J&K DEPRATMENT OF INFORMATION ON THURSDAY, )
Lt. Gov. Manoj Sinha interacts with foreign envoys, who are on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, in Jammu on Thursday(PTI/**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO PROVIDED BYJ J&K DEPRATMENT OF INFORMATION ON THURSDAY, )

‘Article 370 was discriminatory’: Envoys told and apprised of Pak lies on J&K

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 09:37 AM IST
  • In Jammu, the envoys met woman sarpanches, Jammu Mayor, members of West Pak Refugees Action Committee, Valmiki community and others
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Lt. Gov. Manoj Sinha interacts with foreign envoys, who are on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, in Jammu,(PTI)
Lt. Gov. Manoj Sinha interacts with foreign envoys, who are on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, in Jammu,(PTI)

Foreign envoys’ visit to J&K is an eye opener, saw visible change: Officials

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:55 AM IST
In a vote of thanks, Eritrea Ambassador, Alem Tsehaye Woldermariam remarked that “Change is visible in Jammu Kashmir” and that “Envoys’ visit to J&K is an eye opener and improved the understanding of important issues concerning Jammu & Kashmir”.
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File photo: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar.(PTI)
File photo: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar.(PTI)

Defence secretary advises IAF to avoid closure of Jammu airport for 15 days

UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:09 PM IST
  • He asked the IAF to work out a solution with the AAI and stated that the airport closure plan was not desirable.
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A group of foreign envoys, on a two-day visit to Jammu & Kashmir, arrived in Jammu on Thursday.(Reuters File Photo)
A group of foreign envoys, on a two-day visit to Jammu & Kashmir, arrived in Jammu on Thursday.(Reuters File Photo)

Big recovery of assault rifles and ‘war-like’ stores from forest area in Jammu

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 03:28 PM IST
  • Persistent and coordinated joint search by Indian Army and police, duly supported by local intelligence units, led to the successful unearthing of weapons.
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Foreign envoys being welcomed as they arrive in Srinagar on Wednesday. (ANI)
Foreign envoys being welcomed as they arrive in Srinagar on Wednesday. (ANI)

Foreign envoys visit Jammu, to meet politicians before return

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 03:12 PM IST
On the first day of their visit on Wednesday, the envoys interacted with elected representatives of all political parties in Srinagar
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Flight operations from the Jammu airport were affected due to the fire.(HT FiLE PHOTO)
Flight operations from the Jammu airport were affected due to the fire.(HT FiLE PHOTO)

IAF proposal to shut Jammu airport for 15 days sends J-K govt into a tizzy

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 12:32 PM IST
  • Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said the closure would mean diverting flights to Punjab which would result in various logistical issues.
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Jammu: A special police team carries out a search operation at a bus stand area, a day after recovery of a powerful improvised explosive device from a terrorist allegedly planning to trigger a blast, in Jammu, Monday, Feb 15, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_15_2021_000124A)(PTI)
Jammu: A special police team carries out a search operation at a bus stand area, a day after recovery of a powerful improvised explosive device from a terrorist allegedly planning to trigger a blast, in Jammu, Monday, Feb 15, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_15_2021_000124A)(PTI)

NIA court sends alleged terror operative to police remand in Jammu IED case

PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 02:19 PM IST
  • Qazi Waseem was arrested from Chandigarh and brought to Jammu on Monday.
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 Jammu and Kashmir Police display the IED seized from an al-Badr man in Jammu.(PTI)
Jammu and Kashmir Police display the IED seized from an al-Badr man in Jammu.(PTI)

J-K police foil major terror plot in Jammu, seize IED from al-Badr man

PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:07 PM IST
  • Police said the al-Badr man who was arrested is a resident of Pulwama and is a student at a nursing college in Chandigarh.
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Thirty people were injured, three to four among them critically, in a powerful grenade blast around noon at the busy Jammu Bus Stand in the heart of the old city in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. One of the 30 people who were injured in the grenade explosion has succumbed to his injuries at the Government Medical College and Hospital. A police officer said the grenade had been placed under a bus. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)
Thirty people were injured, three to four among them critically, in a powerful grenade blast around noon at the busy Jammu Bus Stand in the heart of the old city in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. One of the 30 people who were injured in the grenade explosion has succumbed to his injuries at the Government Medical College and Hospital. A police officer said the grenade had been placed under a bus. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

On second anniversary of Pulwama attack, JK police recover 7 kg IED in Jammu

UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 03:50 AM IST
  • The IED recovery comes close on the heels of the arrest of two top terrorists from Kunjwani in Jammu and Bari Brahmana area of Samba districts
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File photo.(ANI)
File photo.(ANI)

'Sheer abuse of law': Jammu HC quashes FIR against Kargil Congress councillor

UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 11:34 PM IST
  • Zakir Hussain was booked by the police after his “highly objectionable” audio clip, mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Army.
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Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha says the impact-based flood forecasting system is the next-level in flood forecasting.(PTI)
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha says the impact-based flood forecasting system is the next-level in flood forecasting.(PTI)

Jammu and Kashmir to get 1st impact-based flood forecasting system

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jammu
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 02:08 PM IST
  • The framework will be capable of being linked to any existing or future flood flow forecasting system, according to a spokesperson of J&K administration.
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A former MLA from Udhampur, Mankotia was very popular in the region.(HT Photo)
A former MLA from Udhampur, Mankotia was very popular in the region.(HT Photo)

Panthers Party president Mankotia quits to keep ‘family matter’ private

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 12:50 PM IST
  • Mankotia apologised to the party leaders and workers that he could not consult them and added that he had 'very less time' and hence had to take the call.
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Lashkar-e-Mustafa's chief Hidayatullah Malik was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday. (ANI)
Lashkar-e-Mustafa's chief Hidayatullah Malik was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday. (ANI)

J-K police arrest wanted terrorist, seize arms and ammunition in Jammu

UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2021 10:39 AM IST
  • Police said they intercepted the terrorist when he was driving on the outskirts of Jammu.
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Singh presided over the ceremony and felicitated 18 officers, three junior commissioned officers, 19 other ranks and four NOK with gallantry and distinguished service awards.(Sourced)
Singh presided over the ceremony and felicitated 18 officers, three junior commissioned officers, 19 other ranks and four NOK with gallantry and distinguished service awards.(Sourced)

Army prepared to take on the security challenges, says top general

PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 02:46 PM IST
Speaking at a ceremony to honour gallant soldiers at Mamun Cantonment in Punjab's Pathankot, lieutenant general RP Singh complimented formations and units of the Western Command for their excellent performance in all spheres of military activity during the preceding year.
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The length of the Chenab bridge will be 1,315 metres with 17 spans, of which the span of the main arch across Chenab river will be 467m. (HT File)
The length of the Chenab bridge will be 1,315 metres with 17 spans, of which the span of the main arch across Chenab river will be 467m. (HT File)

J&K’s Reasi to get the world’s tallest bridge in March

PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 01:07 AM IST
Another engineering marvel Anji Bridge, the country’s first cable-stayed bridge, will be ready by December 2022 Salient features of Chenab bridge It has been designed by consultants from Finland and Germany. Made with 63mm thick special blast proof steel, it is a ‘blast proof’ bridge. It can withstand earthquakes of Zone 5 category and strong winds. It will have monitoring and warning systems at both ends. It will have sensors to check wind speed. Once completed, it will have allied facilities to attract tourists. Salient features of Chenab bridge
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The TADA court had earlier issued non-bailable warrants against Yasin Malik and seven others allegedly involved in the killing of four IAF personnel in Kashmir in 1990.(PTI photo)
The TADA court had earlier issued non-bailable warrants against Yasin Malik and seven others allegedly involved in the killing of four IAF personnel in Kashmir in 1990.(PTI photo)

Court frames charges against Yasin Malik, nine others in 1989 kidnapping case

PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:07 PM IST
  • According to the Central Bureau of Investigation, which has probed the case, the accused kidnapped Rubaiya Sayeed to get five terrorists released. It has said Malik plotted and executed the kidnapping with the help of his associates. Rubaiya Sayeed was released on December 13, 1989.
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