Ex-gratia relief for civilians killed in border firing enhanced to Rs 5 lakh: J&K DyCM

Jammu, Jan 21 : State Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Saturday said that ex-gratia relief for civilians killed in cross border has been enhanced to Rs 5 lakh. “The ex-gratia relief in case of death has been increased to Rs 5 lakh whereas...

J&K SRTC to introduce ITMS by June this year: Transport Minister

Jammu, Jan 20 : State Transport minister Sunil Sharma on Saturday said that State Road Transport Corporation is soon going to introduce Intelligent Transport Management System in vehicles. “Corporation has decided to introduce Intelligent Transpo...

Jawan martyred on LoC in Pak firing

Jammu, Jan 21 : An Army jawan attained martyrdom as Pakistan violates ceasefire along the Line of Control in Poonch district. "Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of mortars, small arms and automatics from 1620 hours on S...

Foggy, cold Sunday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 21 : It was a foggy and cold Sunday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 5 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the Met Office said. Visibility at 5.30 a.m. stood at 300 metres which later imp...

Relative calm on International borders after two days of firing

Jammu, Jan 21 : After two days of heavy firing across the border with Pakistan, it was a comparatively calmer night for thousands of border residents in the Jammu region on Sunday. "There was calm on the international border during the night," a ...

BOOK REVIEW | 'Transgenders have been marginalised in Kashmir'

Srinagar, Jan 21 : A recent book looks at the suffering of Kashmir's transgender community by studying the lives of 24 "hijras", with the author contending that very few people are interested in knowing about them, resulting in the sordid conditions...

Restrictions in Srinagar ahead of separatist protest march

Srinagar, Jan 21 : The government on Sunday imposed restrictions in parts of the Srinagar city to prevent protests against the killings of 55 people on January 21 in 1990. The separatist camp had called for protest march on the 28th anniversary o...

Pakistan escalates border violence, three more civilians dead, another soldier succumbs; toll 10

JAMMU: An Army jawan was among four killed while nine others were injured as Pakistani troops shelled border outposts and civilian areas along the international border (IB) and LoC in the Jammu region for the third consecutive day today. The ceas...

What did NSA Doval ‘achieve’ in Bangkok

BIVEK MATHUR JAMMU: Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, Nawang Rigzin Jora on Saturday targeted the Narendra Modi government for the NSA level meeting between Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart in Bangkok amid tension on Jammu and Kashmir border. Indian and Pakistani NSAs had in December met at Bangkok to discuss the cross-border terror and ways to eliminate terrorism from the regi...

Outrage in Assembly on border situation, Opposition walks out

BIVEK MATHUR JAMMU: Opposition National Conference and Congress on Saturday staged walkout from the Legislative Assembly over the government's failure in protecting the civilian lives in the cross-border shelling and firing. Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat told the Legislative Assembly that 9 people, 2 Army personnel, 2 BSF personnel and 5 civilians have lost their live...

Needed India-Pak dialogue to end border tensions: Govt in Assembly

JAMMU: Advocating for restarting the peace process between India and Pakistan and end border skirmishes, the state government said today the hostility between the two nations has a direct bearing on the people of the state. "We want the restart of the process initiated by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to restore peace. This is the stand of our party as is the people of Jammu and Kas...

This hamlet of milkmen is focussed target of Pak forces

ANIL BHATT JORAFARM (RS PURA): A pall of gloom descended on Jorafarm, popularly known as the 'hamlet of milkmen Gujjars', as their hundreds of their 'kullas' (grass houses) were gutted and scores of bovines perished in the shelling by Pakistan troops. The hamlet situated close to the International Border (IB) in R S Pura houses over 100 families and is famous as a supplier of milk and milk p...

Upon return from PoK, 15-yrs cooling off period for Hajj travel clearance

JAMMU: The government today said passport applications of former local militants for performing Haj and other religious obligations would be considered for clearance only after proper verification. "The passport case of an applicant, who has been a local trained militant but has surrendered or has been arrested and subsequently, acquitted by court(s) shall be considered for clearance only after...

20,000,000 saplings to revitalise forests

JAMMU: Listing achieved targets set for restoration of state's forest cover, ecological balance and revival of wildlife, the Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today informed the house that in last one year the department has retrieved around 1.35 lakh kanal encroached forest land, planted 2 Cr saplings to revitalize degraded forests and minimize the human intervent...

Scientific methods promised to reduce fatalities to 50% by 2020

JAMMU: The government today said that scientific data and technology based methods were being introduced to ensure safety on roads and regulate traffic. For this, the government is working to introduce the Road Accident Data Management System (RADMS). This would enable the motor vehicles department (MVD) to take data-based decisions, Transport minister Sunil Kumar Sharma said in the state Legisl...

Now, tunnel to make Mughal Road all-weather

JAMMU: The government today said it was keenly pursuing with the Centre the construction of a tunnel along the Mughal road to make it an all-weather road. The 84-km Mughal road connects the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu with Shopian district in south Kashmir. The road usually remains closed for vehicular traffic from December to April every year owing to heavy snowfall. "To mak...

30 succumbed, 250 died of animal bites in 2 years

JAMMU: The government today said 30 people were killed and 253 others injured in attacks by wild animals in the state over the past two years. Quoting a census conducted in March last year, the government said that the number of Hangul, also called the Kashmir stag, in Dachigam landscape in the outskirts of Srinagar, stands at 182 with an upper and lower limit of 214 and 138, respectively, Fores...

GoI must take call on border situation: Mir

SRINAGAR: The Pradesh Congress Committee today asked the Centre government to take effective measures to end the cross-border firing. The JKPCC also accused the Centre of failing to create an atmosphere of peace in the region. "Government of India must take effective measures to put an end to the cross-border firing, which has cost so many precious lives, including that of Army, BSF personnel, ...

NC, Cong take Govt to task, SHO suspended

BIVEK MATHUR JAMMU: State government on Saturday ordered suspension of SHO Hiranagar after opposition National Conference and Congress created uproar in the Legislative Assembly seeking action against those police officers who failed to trace out the missing Gujjar community girl who was found murdered a week after lodging of missing complaint by her father. Minister for Relief and Rehabilit...

New ADDC posted in Jammu

JAMMU: Filling up a vacant position, the government today posted a new Additional District Development Commissioner Jammu According to an order from the General Administration Department Suriya Jabeen, KAS, Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Samba, is transferred and posted as Additional District Development. Commissioner, Jammu, against an available vacancy.

SPO flees with gun in Kishtwar

JAMMU: A 22-year-old special police officer (SPO) fled with his service rifle in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting a man hunt to trace him, a senior police official said. Mohammad Yaseen, posted at the Marwah police station, was missing with an AK-47 rifle since last night, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Doda-Kishwar-Ramban range, Basant Kumar Rath told PTI. Yaseen hails ...

17 dead in New Delhi cracker factory blaze

NEW DELHI: Seventeen people are feared dead after a fire ripped through a two-storeyed factory in outer Delhi's Bawana industrial area this evening, a Delhi Fire Services official said. The police have so far confirmed nine deaths in the fire. The official said, the blaze, which started from a firecracker factory, has been brought under control. The official said that the rescue operations a...

26 injured after vehicle turned turtle in Udhampur

Jammu, Jan 20 : Twenty-six people were today injured after their vehicle turned turtle in Udhampur, the police said. The vehicle, a matador, was on its way to Majalta, they said. In the accident, 26 passengers were injured, the police said, ad...

30 killed, 253 injured in wild animal attacks in 2 yrs in state

Jammu, Jan 20 : The state government today said 30 people were killed and 253 others injured in attacks by wild animals in the state over the past two years. Quoting a census conducted in March last year, the government said that the number of Ha...

Award for Media Coverage of House Proceedings: Speaker nominates panel

Jammu, Jan 20: The Speaker Legislative Assembly, Mr Kavinder Gupta today nominated a 7-member Committee headed by Legislator, Mian Altaf Ahmad to decide the “Media Award” for the best coverage of the proceedings of the State Legislature. The m...

US shutdown crisis still unresolved

Washington, Jan 20 : Last-ditch efforts are being made in Washington to prevent a shutdown of the US Government, a BBC New reported on Saturday. With a Senate vote due shortly before the Friday midnight deadline, Republicans leaders are strugglin...

Police bar people from wearing black at Amit Shah's Varanasi rally

Varanasi, Jan 20 : People wearing black clothes were not allowed to attend a public rally here to be addressed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. According to a police officer, t...

Indian men's hockey beat New Zealand 3-1

New Zealand, Jan 20 : A structured defence and clinical attack saw the Indian Men’s Hockey Team beat hosts New Zealand 3-1 in the final round robin match in the double-leg Four Nations Invitational Tournament here at Blake Park on Saturday. It ...

SC bench headed by CJI to hear Loya case

New Delhi, Jan 20 : The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra will hear on Monday two petitions seeking independent probe into the death of Special CBI Court judge B.M. Loya who was holding trial in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh staged sh...

Life crippled in Kupwara due to strike

Baramulla, Jan 20 : Life was on Saturday crippled due to strike in Kupwara in north Kashmir against abduction of a local girl by a resident of Uttar Pradesh (UP) last week. Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the...

Labour department organises awareness programme on welfare schemes at Moghla.

Rajouri, Jan 20 : In order to reach out at the gross root level and genuine beneficiaries for availing benefits of social security schemes,labour department organized an awareness camp in the far flung area of village Mougla tehsil kalakote of distr...

Rs 1.88 cr compensation released for 283 man-animal conflict victims

Jammu, Jan 20 : The Minister for Forests, Lal Singh informed the House that government has paid Rs 1.88 crore as compensation to the victims of man-animal conflict incidents in last two years. Replying to a question by Mr Mubarak Gul, he said ...

Several measures taken to boost agri production in Poonch: Hanjura

JAMMU, JANUARY 20 : Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today informed the Legislative Assembly that the Government has taken several concrete steps under central and State Sponsored schemes to make Poonch-Haveli Constituency self-su...

REQUIRED | Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Counsellor

Directorate of Health Services Jammu Jobs 2018 – Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychologist/ Counsellor & Other Posts: Directorate of Health Services, Jammu has advertised a notification for the recruitment of Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychologist/ Couns...

Work underway on 47 bridges, 82 road projects in Rajouri

Jammu, Jan 20 : Minister for Works (R&B), Mr Naeem Akhtar informed the House that under Special Bridge Programme, 47 bridges involving a cost of Rs 81.15 crore are under execution in district Rajouri for which Rs.3.11 crore have been released and Rs...