It is famous as "mini Kashmir" for its resemblance to scenic beauty of the Valley, but mountain-locked Bhaderwah lacks development and basic tourism infrastructure which people allege is due to the "discrimination" meted out to it.
Claiming that it was a direct fight between PDP and BJP in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday hit out at the saffron outfit and said it was using "negative tactics" to improve its numbers in the assembly.
The six-kilometre fencing and all 18 border posts damaged by floods on the international border in Jammu region have been repaired and restored, the Border Security Force (BSF) sources have told a news agency.
The three-day talks between India and Pakistan here over designs of Kishan Ganga Dam and four other hydroelectric power projects at the Jhelum and the Chenab rivers respectively have ended inconclusively, but the two sides hoped to find a solution in next meeting in Delhi.
Following the return Border Security Force jawan, Satyasheel Yadav, who was in Pakistan`s custody, BSF Directot General DK Pathak said that he was grateful to Pakistan authorities for treating Yadav well.
The BSF jawan, who was captured by Pakistan in their territory after being swept away by a strong current of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir, will be handed back on Friday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.
The body of a missing Indian Air Force
official was fished out from river Chenab, eight days after a
MI-17 helicopter, carrying 4 personnel, crashed into it in
Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said here on Sunday.