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Kathua: Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, considered to be an ecologically sensitive area, will have to lose 2,14,502 trees as India’s Environment Ministry’s expert panels have recommended clearance for the Ujh multipurpose hydroelectric project. Ujh Project is a multipurpose project (hydropower, irrigation and drinking) and the total land required for the project is about 4,350 hectares (ha) – over twice the size of Delhi airport. Of the total land required, the submergence area is 3,450…

Kathua: Two armed forces personnel were dead and another seriously injured after an army barrack collapsed at Machedi in JK’s Kathua district on Friday. Officials said that two armed forces personnel have died and another who sustained injuries has been referred to a military hospital in Pathankot. PRO Defence Jammu Lt Col Devinder Anand confirmed the incident and said that further details will be shared later. (GNS) Free Press Kashmir is now on Telegram. Click…

Kathua: A woman hailing from Manyari village near International Border in Kathua’s Hiranagar sector was injured during shelling from “Pakistani rangers”, officials said on Thursday. Officials said that “ceasefire violation” took place in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district due to which Manyari village got affected. “In the intervening night of Wednesday-Thursday, Pakistan rangers fired shells in Manyari village in which a middle-aged woman got injured,” said officials. Woman with splinter injuries was evacuated to a…