City and Neighbourhood

DDC Kishtwar reviews progress of PMGSY projects

KISHTWAR AUGUST 21: Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana reviewed the progress on Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) projects here at a meeting of concerned officers and executing agencies...

Kashmir Rail project: Div Com asks Reasi, Ramban DCs to resolve bottlenecks, land cases

JAMMU AUGUST 21: Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma today directed Deputy Commissioner Reasi and Ramban to expedite land acquisition cases of Udhampur-Srinagar -Baramulla rail link (USBRL) Proje...

PDD to hold Bijli Adalat on Aug 31

JAMMU AUGUST 21: As per a handout issued here today, Bijli Adalat will be conducted on 31st of August, 2019 (Saturday) in the Office Chamber of Superintending Engineer EM & RE Circle-I, Ambedkar Chow...

Power shutdown

JAMMU AUGUST 21: Executive Engineer EM&RE Division-II, Gandhi Nagar has informed that, for completion of balance works by M/s IRCON International Ltd, the shutdown of LT Network is being ob...

AHD organises plantation drive at Reasi

REASI AUGUST 21: A plantation drive was organised at Poultry Demonstration Centre Kambaldanga Reasi today in collaboration with Forest Department Reasi. Divisional Forest Officer Reasi, Anil Kumar A...

PCCF reviews functioning of Forest department in Jammu

JAMMU AUGUST 21: Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Dr. Mohit Gera, today reviewed progress on various schemes of Forest Department in Jammu province besides taking stock of implementation of dec...

DDC Shopian meets civil society members, reviews dev works

SHOPIAN, AUGUST 21: District Development Commissioner Shopian Choudhary Mohammad Yasin today toured Zainapora, Imamsahib, Chitragam and adjoining areas of the district and interacted with civil socie...

DC Budgam reviews Muharram arrangements

BUDGAM, AUGUST 21: The Deputy Commissioner (DC), Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai today chaired a meeting of district officers to review arrangements for ensuing Muharram-ul-Harram starting from September...

DDC Kupwara visits Trehgam, holds interaction with civil society

KUPWARA, AUGUST 21: The District Development Commissioner, Anshul Garg today visited Trehgam area of Kupwara, wherein, he convened interaction programme with Sarpanches, Panches and civil Society Mem...

DDC Bandipora reviews Muharram arrangements

BANDIPORA, AUGUST 21: District Development Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today convened a meeting of district officers to review the arrangements for smooth observance of forthcoming Muh...

Pak asks UNICEF to remove Priyanka as goodwill ambassador

Islamabad, Aug 21: Pakistan Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has written to the UNICEF demanding the removal of Priyanka Chopra as Goodwill Ambassador over the Kashmir issue, and also cited the ...

Dhaka backs India on Kashmir, says internal matter

Dhaka, Aug 21: Bangladesh on Wednesday backed India on the Kashmir issue, saying that the abrogation of special status for Jammu and Kashmir is an internal issue of India. As Indian External Affai...

Jawan martyred in Pak firing on LoC; 3 killed in Indian retaliation

JAMMU: At least three Pakistanis were killed and several of its posts were destroyed in Indian retaliation on Tuesday, after enemy nation’s unprovoked shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poon...

Pak commando behind capture of Abhinandan killed

A Pakistani commando who was behind the capture of Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when his IAF jet crashed in Pakistani territory in February this year, and had reportedly tortured the IAF pilot, has...

Snubbed by UNSC, Pak’s next stop ICJ

ISLAMABAD: After its diplomatic overdrive on Kashmir fetched it virtually no results, barring support from friend China, Pakistan on Tuesday said it will take the Kashmir issue to the International C...

Trump warns Khan on his anti-India rhetoric

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to "moderate" his rhetoric against India over Kashmir, as he underlined the need of exercising restraint by both sid...

Saudi Crown Prince calls up Imran over Kashmir

Islamabad, Aug 20: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the Kashmir situation. The Monday night phone call comes a fortn...

Pakistan resorts to unprovoked shelling again

Srinagar, Aug 20: Pakistan again resorted to unprovoked shelling against India on Tuesday morning in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, triggering a fierce response from the Indian side. Pakist...

3 NIA officers being probed for blackmailing

New Delhi, Aug 20: Three NIA officers, including a Superintendent of Police, are facing a departmental probe following allegations of blackmailing raised against them. A Delhi-based businessman h...

Trump urges Modi, Imran to reduce tensions

Washington, Aug 20: US President Donald Trump has urged his "two good friends", Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Pakistan's Imran Khan, to work towards reducing tensions over Kashmir. He al...

200 Pak Twitter accounts suspended over Kashmir posts

Karachi, Aug 20: After a sea of anti-India tweets emanating from Pakistan were objected to by the authorities in India, the micro-blogging site Twitter is said to have suspended 200 accounts in Pakis...

Afghanistan slams Pak envoy's attempt to link Kashmir with peace process

Washington, Aug 19: Afghanistan has strongly protested against the statement of Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan, that the tensions in Kashmir could affect the Afghan peace process, ...

Flood alert for Pak rivers after India releases water

Islamabad, Aug 19: Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have issued flood alerts after India released water into river Sutlej and the Alchi dam "without preschedule", th...

Pakistanis frustrated with life: Adnan Sami

Mumbai, Aug 19: Trolled regularly, and more so after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, singer Adnan Sami has come down heavily on his erstwhile compatriot Pakistanis saying th...

Afghanistan backs India on Kashmir, flays Pak

Kabul, Aug 19: Days after Pakistan was thwarted at UN stage, it's northern neighbour Afghanistan on Monday lashed out at Pak's US envoy for making 'reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible statements...

Talks with Pakistan only on PoK: Rajnath Singh

Kalka (Haryana), Aug 18: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that talks would be held with Pakistan only on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). "If talks are held with Pakistan, it wi...

PM Modi addresses Bhutanese students, pledges partnership in education

Thimphu, Aug 18: Seeking to establish a closer bond between the two countries especially among youths, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said as Bhutan would pursue its fast forward journey in ...

PM launches RuPay card in Bhutan

Thimpu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched RuPay card in Bhutan making the Himalayan kingdom the second country to roll out the special services after Singapore. 'I am happy that I haved launch...

Pak rejects request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains

Islamabad, Aug 18: Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were suspended last week ...

Indian Army hits Pakistani post opposite Rajouri

Srinagar: The Indian Army hit a Pakistani post opposite the Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir during continuous cross-fire following a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan ...

Voice of Kashmiri people heard at UN: Maleeha Lodhi

United Nations, Aug 17: After the UN Security Council (UNSC) concluded its informal consultation on Kashmir, Pakistan's envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the voice of the Kashmiri people has been he...

Pakistan plans Kashmir cell, desk at embassies

Islamabad, Aug 17: Pakistan has decided to set up a special cell on Kashmir at foreign office and a desk at all embassies in light of the Kashmir crisis. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said...

Imran welcomes UNSC meeting on Kashmiris

Islamabad, Aug 17: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday welcomed the UN Security Council's informal consultation on the Kashmir issue and said that addressing the "suffering of Kashmiri peo...

Trump asks Imran Khan to reduce tensions with India through dialogue

New Delhi, Aug 17: US President Donald Trump has stressed upon the need for bilateral dialogue to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the White H...

Pak violates ceasefire on LoC in Nowshera, India retaliates

Jammu, Aug 17: Pakistani Army on Saturday yet again violated the truce agreement by firing unprovoked along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir. Accord...

Mika chants 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' at Attari-Wagah border

Chandiagrh: After receiving backlash over his performance in Pakistan, singer Mika Singh uploaded a video on social media in which he is seen chanting "Bharat Mata ki Jai" at Attari-Wagah border, sho...

Modi arrives in Bhutan on two-day visit

Paro, Aug 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bhutan on Saturday on a two-day state visit during which he will hold talks with Bhutanese leaders to further deepen the bilateral ties. Thi...

UNSC accepts India's efforts in Kashmir, wants all to follow suit: Envoy

United Nations, Aug 16: The Security Council has acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to Kashmir and wants all countries to follow suit, India's Permanent Representative Sy...

India's UN envoy turns table on Pakistani scribe, extending hand of friendship

United Nations, Aug 17: India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin dramatically extended the hand of friendship to the hostile neighbour through a Pakistani journalist who complained on Friday...

Pak plunders natural resources, gifts Baltistan goldmines to allies

New Delhi, Aug 17: Even as Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan expresses solidarity with the people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), the reality on ground zero is contra...

Baramulla admin starts dedicated bus service for Govt employees

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 16: The Baramulla District Administration has started a dedicated bus service for Government employees to ferry them to and from their offices. The directions in this regard wer...

SMC lifts 707 metric ton garbage from August 15

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 16: Srinagar Municipal Corporation today said that the Corporation has lifted 707 metric tons of garbage in 189 trips from the garbage collection points across the Srinagar city from...

Shri Amarnathji Yatra concludes ; over 3.43 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 15 : The annual pilgrimage to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji concluded today, on Shravan Purnima, amid chanting of religious shlokas in the spiritual ambience of south Kashm...

Div Com reviews arrangements for CAPF (ACs) exam 2019

Jammu, August 16: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, today convened a meeting of Deputy Commissioners and officers concerned to review arrangements for Central Armed Police Force (ACs) Examinati...

I-Day celebrated; Jail Products Display Unit inaugurated at District Jail Amphalla

JAMMU, AUGUST 16: Justice Tashi Rabstan today inaugurated ‘Jail Products Display Unit’ within the District Jail Amphalla during the Independence Day celebrations there. Vice Chancellor Univ...

DC Jammu reviews progress of Expansion of Jammu Airport

Jammu, August 16: Deputy Commissioner, Sushma Chauhan, convened a meeting to review progress on expansion of Jammu Airport project here today. Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Chander Parkash besid...

Adequate stock of essentials available in Kashmir division: Advisor Sharma

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 16: The Advisor to Governor K. K. Sharma today said that adequate stock of all the essential supplies are available throughout the Kashmir division and Government is taking all the m...

Indian govt's 'fascist tactics' in Kashmir will fail: Imran

Islamabad, Aug 16: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the Indian government's "fascist tactics" in Kashmir will "fail miserably" to smother the Kashmiri freedom struggle. The c...

Hindus celebrate Rakshabandhan in NW Pakistan

Peshawar, Aug 16: The Hindu community celebrated Raksha Bandhan by organising special functions across Peshawar and other parts of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Special security arrangem...

Indians in the US celebrate Independence Day with fervour

Washington/Houston, Aug 16: Members of the Indian community assembled in large numbers outside the Indian Embassy in Washington and Indian Consulates in New York, Houston, San Francisco and Chicago ...

Federer exits, Djokovic advances in Cincinnati Masters

Washington, Aug 16: Seven-time champion Roger Federer bowed out of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters after facing a shocking defeat to Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev in his Round of 16 match. The 21...

Pro-Khalistan Sikhs hold protest with Pakistanis outside UN on Kashmir

New York, Aug 16: Pro-Khalistan Sikhs joined by some Pakistanis held a protest outside the UN demanding the restoration of Kashmir's special status. About 400 people marched from India's UN missi...

UNSC to hold close consultations on Kashmir on Friday

United Nations, Aug 16: The UN Security Council will meet here on Friday to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan wrote a letter on the issue to the world body...