4 yrs on, GMC&H-J’s H1N1 swine flu lab yet not ready

JAMMU: The high-profile H1N1 Swine Flu Laboratory, which was sanctioned for Government Medical College & Hospital Jammu in the year 2015, couldn’t see light of the day till today as with cost escalation due to missing of several deadlines and retend...

After claiming 27 lives, Influenza scare weans off

A total of 27 persons, who were tested positive for Swine Flu infection, died since September last year when the winters approached the State, first in Kashmir valley. Dr. S. M. Kadri, State Surveillance Officer, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir, informed The News Now that as many as 23 persons have died of Swine Flu in Valley so far, ou...

Extension of 77th, 103rd Const amendments challenged in HC

SRINAGAR: A petition was Monday filed in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court challenging the extension of 77th and 103rd amendments of the Indian Constitution to the state through a presidential order earlier this month. The Centre had extended thes...

Increase vigil: DGP asks cops

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police (DGP) of Police, Dilbag Singh today reviewed security preparedness and ask cops to remain more vigilant ahead of Lok Sabha election in Jammu and Kashmir. “With the announcement of sched...

Faesal’s party courts fresh row over name

SRINAGAR: Hours after its launch, Dr Shah Faesal’s new party has courted a new controversy, when a faction of the Hurriyat Conference claimed that the former IAS officer has copied its name. Faesal on Sunday had launched his political outfit -- J...

Ind envoys harassed in Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over several incidents of alleged harassment of Indian High Commission officials in Islamabad between March 8 and 11, and demanded an immediate investigation into them, official sources said...

Moulvi Amin arrested in Pulwama

Srinagar, Mar 19: Moulvi Mohammad Amin was arrested in the wee hours of Tuesday in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said this morning. They said police assisted by security forces raided the house of Moulvi Amin at Washbugh in...

IUST postpone all semester examination on Tuesday

Srinagar, Mar 19: The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, has postponed all scheduled semester examination on Tuesday, officials here said. They said new dates will be announced la...

PM congratulates new Goa CM Sawant

New Delhi, Mar 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated new Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on assumption of charge and hoped the dispensation under him will fulfill the aspirations of the people. "Best wishes to Dr. Pramod Sawa...

Prajnesh wins, Ramkumar loses in first round qualifying in Miami Open

Chandigarh, Mar 19: Winning a total of 64 points out of 116, 12th seeded Indian Prajnesh Gunneswaran of India took 74 minutes to dispose of the challenge of Adrian Menendez-Macerias of Spain in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 in the qualifying singles first...

One of seven abducted Indians returns

New Delhi: One of the seven Indian nationals, who was kidnapped in Baghlan province of Afghanistan in May 2018, has safely returned to India, MEA announced here on Monday night. "We are grateful to the Government of Afghanistan for their support ...

Pramod Sawant sworn in as 11th Goa CM

Panaji, March 19: Former Speaker of Goa legislative assembly and BJP MLA Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa on Tuesday. Vijai Sardesai from the Goa Forward Party and Sudin Dhavalikar from Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party,...

J&K politicians indulge in 'freestyle wresting' (

Srinagar: Political temperatures have steadily risen in Jammu and Kashmir and rival parties are now engaged in a no-holds-barred battle to score brownie points against one another to win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Former Chief Minister an...

Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, March 19: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said on Tuesday. "The Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Ra...

J&K Bank inaugurates new premises in Beerwah Budgam

Srinagar, Mar 18: Reinventing customer-interaction platforms and service-spaces, J&K Bank on Monday threw open new state-of-the-art premises of its 47-year-old Business Unit Beerwah in Budgam district. The Bank’s Executive President Abdul Rashid ...

Swami Vishwatmanand Saraswati delivers religious discourse at border village Jhallas, Poonch.

Sahil Sharma Poonch :Rajguru Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Shri Shri 1008 Shri Swami Vishwatmanand Saraswati ji Maharaj delivered a religious discourse at far flung and border village of Jhallas here today.Large number of devotees drawn from differ...

Congress leader addresses worker's convention at Teryath.

Teryath:Installation of government degree college at teryath, Kalakote is an interminably pending behest of the people said National Coordinator, All India Congress Committee Vichar Vibhag and former Legislator, Ashok Kumar Sharma, while addressin...

Lecture on "Budget 2019" organises at BGSBU.

Sahil Sharma. A public lecture to review the 2019 Budget was organized by the school of Management Studies under eminent lecture series provided the platform for the academia to present its views and deliberate on national and key government pol...

Horticulture deptt organizes interactive session with fruit growers

SRINAGAR, MARCH 18: The Department of Horticulture today held an interactive session of fruit growers and Chief Horticulture Officers here at the Directorate office. Scores of growers from across the valley participated in the session which was p...

DIC Budgam organizes Mehfil-i-Mushaira

BUDGAM, MARCH 18: District Information Centre (DIC), Budgam today organized a daylong Mehfil-i-Mushaira which witnessed participation of around 22 renowned poets and poetesses tom across the district. The Mushaira was presided over by Advocate Gh...

DDC Kulgam flags-off group of sericulture farmers for exposure tour

KULGAM, MARCH 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today flagged-off a group of 25 Sericulture farmers for one-day awareness cum exposure tour. Present on the occasion were Deputy Director Sericulture, Ashraf Ali and ...

General Elections 2019: DEO Kupwara reviews connectivity to snowbound areas

KUPWARA, MARCH 18: District Election Officer (DEO) Anshul Garg today chaired a meeting to review status of connectivity to snowbound areas and restoration work to facilitate to facilitate election activities and dispatch of Election Material et...

De-worming campaign: DC Ganderbal reviews action plan

GANDERBAL, MARCH 18: Deputy Commissioner Hashmat Ali Khan today convened a meeting of District Health Department to review the action plan and preparations for National De-worming Day (NDD) campaign to be held on March 20. Chief Medical Offic...

Amarnath Yatra 2019: DC Anantnag discusses preparations for annual pilgrimage

ANANTNAG, MARCH 18: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir, who is also District Yatra officer, today chaired a meeting of concerned officers to discuss the preparations to be made for smooth conduct of the Annual Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 201...

Delegation of Samskrita Bharati meets Governor

JAMMU, MARCH 18: A delegation from the ‘Samskrita Bharati’ comprising Sh. Dinesh Kamat, All India Organising Secretary; Sh. Purshottam Dubey, Secretary J&K Unit of the Samskrita Bharati and Sh. Dilip Chandravanshi, Organising Secretary J&K Unit me...

VC SMVDU meets Governor

JAMMU, MARCH 18: Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Prof. Jain briefed Governor about functioning of the University and about various administrative a...

Former Vice-Chancellor SKUAST-J meets Governor

JAMMU, MARCH 18: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma, former Vice-Chancellor of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Dr. Sharma who completed his five year tenure a...

Over 1.77 Lakh specially-abled deprived of voting rights in J&K

JAMMU: Forget about taking measures to make the road to polling booths accessible for the specially-abled, if reports are to be believed, around 1.77 lakh specially-abled in the state won't even get to excercise their franchise in the upcoming general elections, despite the tall claims of the government to ensure maximum participation. The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, ...

Police solves theft case in Budgam, 3 arrested, stolen property recovered

March 18: Budgam police solved a theft case and recovered the stolen property in Magam area of the district. During the intervening night of 19/20-01-2019, burglars broke open the lock of one shop at Magam Town and stole some items from the shop....

Advisor Sharma expresses grief over demise of Manohar Parrikar

JAMMU, MARCH 18: Advisor Governor KK Sharma has expressed grief over demise of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, who passed away yesterday after a prolonged illness. While recalling his association and paying rich tributes to Shri P...

JKP Ramban organises Career Counselling cum Anti Drugs programme

RAMBAN, Mar 18: Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) Ramban organised a career counselling and anti-drugs programme at Government Higher Secondary School,Gool.The programme was attended by Principal,staff of the school and large number of students. ...

1 jawan killed, 4 injured as Pak violates ceasefire for 2nd day, shells LoC in Rajouri

Jammu, Mar 18: An Army jawan was killed and four others were injured when the Pakistan army violated ceasefire for a second day Monday, resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials sa...

India-Pak tensions to figure in Qureshi-Wang talks: China

Beijing, Mar 18: China said on Monday that tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terrorist attack would figure in the first strategic dialogue between Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi o...

DC Ganderbal reviews action plan for NDD

GANDERBAL, MARCH 18: Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today convened a meeting of District Health Department to review the action plan and preparations for National Deworming Day to be held on March 20.                  CMO Ganderba...

In a first, MHA to give meals to Central Police forces during transit for election deployment

New Delhi, Mar 18 : For the first time, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will provide meals to the personnel of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) during transit for election duties in the coming Lok Sabha elections. Earlier, the CAPF personnel...