Five reported killed in Indian retaliation after Pak shelling claims Jawan, civilian

JAMMU: In strong retaliation to Pakistan's unprovoked heavy shelling at Border Out Posts and villages along the International Border in three sectors of Jammu and Samba districts which resulted into death of a teenage girl and a BSF jawan, while inj...

Minor's suspected killing rocks LA, oppn walks out

JAMMU: The suspected killing of an eight-year old girl belonging to a tribal community in Hiranagar who was missing from past seven days triggered a massive uproar in the State Legislative Assembly, as the opposition members staged a walkout from the house to lodge their protest against the government's failure to secure the live of the women folk in the state. Cutting across the party-lines, the...

Govt forcefully defending Spl Status in SC: Haq Khan

JAMMU: The Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq today reiterated that the government was "forcefully defending" in the Supreme Court Article 35A and Article 370 of the Constitution, which empowers the state legislature to define its 'permanent residents' and bestow on them special rights and privileges. He said that the law department has hired the services of a battery of senior advocates of ...

In 12794 pages, NIA charges Hurriyat leaders, LeT, Hizb chiefs with sedition

JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a charge sheet against ten Kashmiri separatists, along with Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen head Syed Salahuddin for "conspiring to wage war against the government" and fomenting trouble in the Kashmir Valley, in the much publicised terror funding cases in a New Delhi court. The charge sheet also alleged th...

With Rs 3121 Cr, Rural J&K aims at ‘Transformation’

JAMMU: Asserting that in past three years, the Rural Development department, with the network it has laid down of roads, bridges and culverts in the state under MGNREGA scheme, has changed the socio-economic status of the rural populace, the Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq Khan today said that the rural Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a revolution, which ...

Take all parties in confidence before calling elections: NC

JAMMU: National Conference on Thursday asked the PDP-BJP government to take all the opposition parties on board before announcing the Panchayat elections in the state. Party's senior leader Ali Mohammad Sagar, while speaking on the grants of Panchayati Raj and allied department said this after Minister for Panchayat Raj, Abdul Haq Khan told the Assembly that Panchayat elections would be held in ...

Rs 976 Cr to revive Coop mvmt, develop Ladakh

JAMMU: The state government is in process of formulating a New Cooperative Act for revival of Cooperative Movement in Jammu and Kashmir, the Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay today said in the Legislative Assembly while replying to discussions on Demands for Grants for his departments, amounting to Rs Rs 976.35 Crore which were unanimously passed House. "Co-operative ...

Rs 426 Cr for advancing justice delivery; Law Commission soon

JAMMU: Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq today outlined the road map to fine tune the justice system in the state, saying the government has constituted a committee to identify and weed out some of the frivolous litigations that will ensure timely deliverance of justice in the state. He was replying to discussions on Demand for grants, amounting to Rs 426 Crore, later passed by the house. Th...

J&K aims at exporting livestock, fisheries, poultry with Rs 686 Cr

JAMMU: Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli today said that Government is undertaking targeted measures to boost livestock, fisheries and poultry sector to achieve surplus production and become exporter rather than importer state, as he replied to the discussion on Demand for Grants of the departments, pegged at Rs 686 Crore, passed unanimously. Besides establishin...

3934 litigations pending with each of 11 High Court judges

JAMMU: While the state might take pride in disposing of 9603 cases in Jammu and Kashmir High Court during the current financial year as it was informed to the house on Thursday, the number is seriously short of achieving an ideal justice delivery state, in light of the fact that nearly five times more litigations are still pending before the sitting eleven judges, as on January 18. Despite conti...

GST on 29 items, 54 services cut; simpler return filing likely

NEW DELHI: The all-powerful GST Council on Thursday cut tax rate on 29 goods, including second-hand vehicles, confectionery and bio-diesel, while veering around to simplifying return filing process for businesses. Also, tax rate on 54 categories of services, including certain job works, tailoring services and admission to theme parks, have been lowered. The panel at its next meeting may also co...

Omar urges India, Pak to maintain truce along LoC, IB

SRINAGAR: Appealing to India and Pakistan to maintain ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, working president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah said it is the people on both sides near borders who suffer the most. Reacting to fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in R S Pora, where a BSF jawan was killed and several other...

213 militants killed in 2017

JAMMU: The state government today said that 213 militants were killed and 51 civilians died in militancy-related incidents last year. In a written reply to a question of BJP's Sat Sharma, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told the Legislative Assembly that 213 militants, including 127 foreign militants and 86 local militants, were killed in 2017 as compared to 150 militants, including 119 foreign mil...

Swedish skier dies in Gulmarg avalanche

JAMMU: A Swedish skier was killed in an avalanche while his compatriot was rescued alive on Thursday in Gulmarg ski resort. Police said two Swedish skiers got trapped under an avalanche which struck near second phase Gondola cable car on Affarwat peak in Gulmarg in Baramulla district. "One skier identified as Daniel from Sweden died while police teams successfully rescued another Swedish skier na...

10-Kg IED defused in Doda

JAMMU: Averting a major tragedy, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detected and defused in Doda district on Thursday. The IED weighing around 10-12 kg was detected on Doda- Bharat road at Punda, 10 km from the Doda district headquarters, a police officer said. Bomb disposal squad was called and they defused the IED safely, he said, adding the IED was kept on the road side. A major tragedy ...

Kathua, Bari Brahmana unit holders meet CM

JAMMU: A deputation of representatives of Bari Brahmana and Kathua Industries Associations called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. The deputation thanked the Chief Minister of taking many industry friendly steps which, they said, w...

Avalanche warning for some places in State

Jammu, Jan 18 : A low danger avalanche warning was issued today for some avalanche prone areas. Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued the avalanche warning for the areas above 2500 metre altitude. The warning is valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5 pm today. The warning exists for avalanche prone areas in Bandipora, Ganderbal and Kupwara districts of Jam...

Two Kashmiris among 112 women to be felicitated by Prez

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Two Kashmiris are among the 112 women achievers who will be felicitated by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan on January 20. The President will felicitate 112 women achievers who have achieved a first in any field ...

War like, tense situation on LC, IB; jawan’s sacrifice will not go waste: DG BSF

Jammu, Jan 18 : Director General Border Security Force K K Sharma on Thursday said that situation was tense on Line of Control and International Border in state. “Situation on LC and IB is tense and war like,” Mr Sharma here told mediapersons aft...

Woman gang-raped in Fatehabad

Chandigarh, Jan 18 : Another incident of gang-rape of a 20-year-old woman by two youths from her village was reported in Haryana on Thursday. Two youth of Bothan Kalan village in Fatehabad district on Wednesday evening gang-raped the woman when s...

Muslim Orgs demand abolishing of subsidy to other religions as well

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Narendra Modi government has fulfilled their long pending demand by abolishing the subsidy given during Haj pilgrimage but the government, which talks about "honouring without appeasement", should also cancel the facilities t...

Haryana a crime hub, Khattar must resign: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Congress on Thursday described Haryana as a "crime hub" and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. "Haryana has become a crime hub under Khattar," Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala told the m...

Congress confident of poll victory in 3 northeastern states

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Congress said it was confident of retaining power in Meghalaya, and winning in Nagaland and Tripura as poll dates for the three northeastern states were announced on Thursday. "The party workers and the Congress are very e...

Kathua, Bari Brahmana unit holders meet CM

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: A deputation of representatives of Bari Brahmana and Kathua Industries Associations called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. The deputation thanked the Chief Minister of taking many industry friendly steps which...

Port employees request Goa CM to restore consent to coal handling activities

Panaji, Jan 18 : Goa Port and Dock Employees Union, Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) Retired Officer’s Association and Mormugao Port Trust Officer’s Association office bearers called on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday. According to a statem...

Mehbooba expresses anguish over murder of minor girl in Kathua

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Expressing her anguish over the abduction and murder of a minor girl belonging to nomadic Bakerwal community in Kathua, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said incidents like this will be investigated expeditiously and the ...

New revenue villages created on merits

Jammu, Jan 18 : Minister for Revenue, Mr. Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the House that desirability to create new revenue villages are assessed and taken care on certain merits. Replying to a question of Mr. Javid Ahmad Rana, the Minister...

Dy Speaker asks Govt to probe mysterious death of minor girl

JAMMU, Jan 18 : Deputy Speakers Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today asked the government to conduct a thorough probe into the mysterious death of a minor girl in Hiranagar area of district Kathua. Pertinently, an eight year old girl, w...

2124 teacher vacancies referred to JKSSB for fast-track recruitment: Altaf Bukhari

JAMMU, JANUARY 18 : Minister for School Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today informed Legislative Assembly that the government has referred 2154 teacher vacancies under Direct Recruitment Quota to J&K Service Selection Board (JKSSB) to f...

Army organises a lecture on prevention of winter related diseases at Padhyarna, Kishtwar

Kishtwar, Jan 18 : To educate the locals regarding the importance and relevance of healthy life, Indian Army organised a lecture on prevention of winter related diseases for the locals of Padhyarna, Kishtwar. The lecture is an initiative to incr...

Akhtar condoles Hakim Adbul Salam’s demise

JAMMU, Jan 18: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar has condoled the demise of Hakim Abdul Salam who breathed his last at Batahaar, Budgam today. Hakim Abdul Salam was the grandson of legendary Kashmiri poet Abdul Ahad Naadim, who is known for...

Finalise AIIMS location and announce in budget : Paneerselvam urges Centre

Chennai, Jan 18 : Levy of GST on the projects executed for the state government was a cause for serious concern as it amounted to fiscal transfer from the States to the Centre, besides adversely affecting the financial capacity of the State, Tamil N...

Foreign skier killed, another missing in snow avalanche in Gulmarg

Srinagar, Jan 18 : A skier from Sweden was killed and another missing after a snow avalanche hit upper reaches in world famous ski resort of Gulmarg. Official sources told TNN that two skiers went missing after a snow avalanche hit near second ph...

Body of missing 8-yr-old girl found in CITY

Jammu, Jan 18 : The police has found the body of an eight-year-old girl, who was missing for the last one week, in Kathua district. The girl's body was found near the jungles at Rasana village of Hira Nagar yesterday, the police said. The pare...

16 children injured as truck hits school van

Lucknow, Jan 18 : Sixteen school children were injured, three of them critically, on Thursday when a truck rammed into a school van in dense fog in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, police said. The critically injured students were rushed to a hospital. ...