Major News and Events of 25 January 2017
What Happened on 25 January 2017
Avalanches in Kashmir Kill an Army Officer and Four Members of a Family
As per reports, Janata Dal (United) said on Wednesday that they will not be contesting the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections as they do not want to divide the secular votes in the state. In a press conference in Patna, the party mentioned that chief minister Nitish Kumar won't be campaigning for any candidate in Uttar Pradesh, even if UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav asks him to.
As per reports, avalanches in Ganderbal and Bandipora districts of Kashmir killed an army officer and four members of a family on Wednesday. Major Amit of High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) was buried under the debris of the avalanche which hit an army camp of Sonamarg, Ganderbal district in central Kashmir. Another soldier also died after being trapped in the avalanche, as per reports, but his rank was not revealed by the army officials.
On the same day, in another incident of avalanche, a house was buried under snow after it was struck by an avalanche in Gurez sector near Line of Control in Kashmir.