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Over 6000 Rohingyas settled in Jammu, official survey confirms

JAMMU: There are over 6000 Rohingyas immigrants putting up at various places in Jammu district, an official survey conducted on the directions of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has confirmed, eve...

2 militants dead in Sopore

SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Baramulla district on Friday, even as two terrorist suspects from Kashmir believed to be associated with Jaish-e-...

Govt cancels leaves of Gazetted officers, EC team’s visit on Mar 4

JAMMU: With upcoming Lok Sabha elections in sight, the state government has cancelled the leaves of all its employees and asked them to remain available at their respective places of posting even as ...

SC directs states, UTs to act against assault on Kashmiris

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday directed chief secretaries and DGPs of states and UTs to take "prompt" and "necessary" action to prevent incidents of threat, social boycott and violence against K...

Centre issues directions

The Centre late Friday night asked all states to ensure security of people belonging to Jammu and Kashmir amid reports that some of them were attacked in different parts of the country in the wake of...

3 killed in landslides

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Three persons, including a minor, were killed and another injured when landslides hit two places in Poonch and Reasi districts even as around 33 houses were damaged in Bandipora distr...

Cornered, Pak takes control of Jaish HQ

LAHORE: Bowing down to intense international pressure to rein in militant groups operating from its soil, the Pakistan government on Friday took over the administrative control of the headquarters of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the terror outfit which claimed responsibility for the deadly Pulwama suicide attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir. In Islamabad, Pakistan Army said t...

Shortage of 454 Doctors in Jammu region, HC told

JAMMU: There is shortfall of as many as 454 Medical Officers, Consultants, Senior Consultant, Dental Surgeon and Consultant Dentistry in the 10 districts of the Jammu province, the government has inf...

Amit Shah to address 40,000 ‘Panna Pramukhs’ tomorrow

ARVIND SHARMA JAMMU: Ahead of the 2019 Parliamentary elections, the BJP national president Amit Shah will give boost to party’s organizational activities in Jammu and will also address a big rally...

5 days on, no breakthrough in GMC&H-J Drug Store fire

S.SHEKHAR JAMMU: Five days have passed since the mysterious fire incident at Drug Store of premiere Government Medical College & Hospital, Jammu took place on last Sunday evening but there is no b...

Act against terror: PM tells global community

SEOUL: Making a veiled attack on Pakistan's continued support to cross-border terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said the time has come for the global community to "unite and act" to comp...

Shri Amarntahji Shrine Board (SASB) reconstituted

JAMMU: Seventeen days after the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday reconstituted the Shri Amarntahji Shrine Board (SASB), for a period of three years, wi...

Yaseen Malik detained, SFs on high alert

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yaseen Malik was detained Friday late night from his residence here amid indications of a wider crackdown on separatists in Jammu and Kashmir...

State advts stopped to 2 newspapers, alleges KEG

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) Friday claimed that the government has stopped state government advertisements to two major local dailies here and sought the attention of the Press Council of India and the Editors Guild to exercise their legal, ethical and professional mandate to intervene in the issue and ensure that the media was not strangulated. "With utmost regret, Kashmir Edito...

Ban on Doctors’ pvt practice: PIL listed on Mar 7

JAMMU: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking banning the private practice by the Government Doctors has been listed in the State High Court for March 7, 2019. The PIL No.6/2011 titled Vichar Kranti International & Anr V/s State of J&K & Ors seeks a ban on the private practice by the Government Doctors including the Doctors belonging to teaching faculty of Government Medical College, Jammu...

Deadline for GST returns extended

JAMMU: The Governor Administration after considering the difficulties faced by the Taxpayers in filing the monthly GSTR3B return for the month of January 2019, has got the due date of filing of the s...

32 killed in hooch tragedy

GUWAHATI: At least 32 persons, including 15 women, have died and over 40 others taken ill after consuming spurious liquor in two separate incidents in Assam's Golaghat and Jorhat districts, the polic...

Day curfew relaxed, 4G restored

JAMMU: Life limped back to normal after Jammu district administration relaxed day curfew on Friday. All government and private schools reopened almost after a week but colleges remained closed as a ...

Late night panic grips J&K

JAMMU: Panic gripped the entire state late Friday night following the reports of 100 companies of paramilitary forces being dispatched to Kashmir Valley, even as security forces in the Valley have be...

Malik admn seeks EC nod for filling in six seats in JK Legislative Council

'Boycotting Panchayat, Municipal elections may cost NC, PDP dearly " JAMMU: Even while the Legislative Assembly remains dissolved with no practical deadline for fresh polls, the Governor Satya Pal...

Body Corporates for twin capitals, Srinagar Master Plan ’35 okayed

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the proposal for incorporation of two Corporations by the name "Jammu Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Private Limited" and "Srinagar Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Private Limited" along with the Memorandum of Association (MoA) and Articles of Association (AoA) of these Corporations. These...

In desperate attempt to cool down Indian tempers, Pak bans Hafiz Cos

JAMMU: In wake of reports suggesting that India was taking international community into confidence for a major punitive action against Pakistan, the beleaguered Islamabad Thursday made several desperate attempts to cool down tempers in New Delhi. An assessment of many reports suggest that after a long day of hectic activities, Pakistan moved swiftly to ban the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Ha...

‘Time will come’, hints HM Rajnath

JAMMU: Amid outrage in the country over the Pulwama terror attack, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said "time will come" when people's sentiments and expectations will have "fulfilment". ...

8 KAS officers transferred

JAMMU: The Government on Thursday ordered transfers and postings of eight officers in the civil administration. According to an order of the General Administration Department, Sukhdev Singh Samya...

India imposes water cost on Pakistan; J&K, Punjab to benefit from diversion

JAMMU: India has decided to stop the flow of its share of water to Pakistan from rivers under the Indus Water Treaty, a move seen as an immediate fallout of deadly terrorist attack that killed 40 par...

Amit Shah blames Nehru for Kashmir

RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM: Kashmir remained an unresolved issue only because former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru tackled it in the wrong way, leading to Pakistan indulging in terrorist acts, BJP President...

Pak fires at Indian posts in Poonch

JAMMU: The Pakistan army fired on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, thereby violating the ceasefire for the third consecutive day, off...

Omar hits at PM as more reports of attacks on Kashmiri students pour in

SRINAGAR: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was silent on Kashmiri students being targeted in various parts of the country. Addressing the...

SC hearing plea today, NHRC issues notices

SRINAGAR: The Supreme Court Thursday agreed to hear tomorrow a PIL seeking protection for Kashmiri students being targeted following the Pulwama terror attack in different parts of the country. Th...

British era reminder, happening in India for first time, says Azad

New Delhi: In the backdrop of Kashmiris being targeted in some parts of the country in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday appealed to state gover...

National Highway again closed

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of vehicles got stranded after the 300-km-long Srinagar –Jammu national highway was closed yet on Thursday again due to fresh snowfall and landslides besides shooting stones, trigg...

NC Commander reviews central Kashmir situation

SRINAGAR: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Thursday visited Army units in central Kashmir where he was briefed on the ground situation prevalent in the valley, a defence spokesman said. ...

Jammu passes normalcy test after 6-day curfew | Schooling resumes today, Colleges still off

JAMMU: After six-day long curfew which saw peaceful spells of periodic relaxations over last two days, the district administration has lifted the day curfew as the town limps back to normalcy. Cu...

Northern Army Commander reviews security situation in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh arrived here today for a two day visit to review the prevailing security situation post the recent operations in which top Jaish-e-Muham...

Security cover of 173, including 18 separatists, withdrawn or lowered

JAMMU: In a major development late Wednesday evening, Governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration stripped 18 more separatist leaders and as many as 155 political activists of security cover. An of...

J&K to avail benefits of 10% reservation quota

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir will also draw benefits of 10 per cent quota for the general category poor and the provision for SC/ST reservation in promotion in government jobs as approved by the Union ca...

Amit Shah in Jammu on Sunday

JAMMU: BJP president Amit Shah will be in Jammu this Sunday to address a convention of the party’s booth-level workers ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a party spokesperson said. All arr...

Repeated truce violations in Nowshera sector

JAMMU: The Pakistan army violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate...

IAS babu Farooq Shah resigns to join politics

JAMMU: Senior IAS officer Farooq Ahmad Shah has resigned from service in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said, amid reports that he is likely to join the National Conference ahead of the Lok Sabha and s...

Omar questions PM’s ‘silence as Kashmiris report threats in many regions across country

SRINAGAR: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Wednesday questioned the "silence" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about incidents of violence against Kashmiris in some parts of the country in the...

J&K passing through most difficult phase: Dr Farooq

JAMMU: National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said Jammu and Kashmir was passing through the most difficult phase due to political instability and governance deficit, and the people...

GoI: Will share proof with world, not Pak

NEW DELHI: India will not submit any evidence to Pakistan on the role of Jaish-e-Mohammad in the Pulwama terror strike, and instead give all such facts to friendly nations to unmask the role of elements based in the neighbouring country in the attack, a senior government official said. The official was sharing the views within the government, which is not at all in favour of giving any evidenc...

Give Imran opportunity, proofs, says Mehbooba

JAMMU: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said an "opportunity" should be given to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to see what he does for fighting terrorism, a day after he asked India to share "...

‘Conflagration’ may have incalculable consequences, warns Dr Karan Singh

NEW DELHI: Amid rising tension with Pakistan in the wake of Pulwama attack, veteran Congress leader Karan Singh Wednesday cautioned that it seemed the country was moving towards "yet another conflagr...

NIA takes over probe

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday took over the probe into the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama from the Jammu and Kashmir police, officials said. The agency has ...

Governor, CS in Delhi as Pakistan makes its ‘fears of India’s punitive action’ public

JAMMU: Amidst heightened security concerns and speculations rife about possibility of punitive action against Pakistan in wake of Pulwama terror attack, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik tod...

Jammu remains calm as curfew relaxed in phases

JAMMU: Residents of Jammu Tuesday thronged markets to buy essential commodities as authorities here relaxed curfew in a phased manner in the winter capital, where it was imposed on Friday following w...

Normalcy test today

JAMMU: The district authorities will take a normalcy test on Wednesday to decide on the further course of action on Curfew in Jammu which is likely to remain in place on sixth day tomorrow. Author...

8th, 9th Std exam to be held

JAMMU: While the curfew would remain in place in Jammu for the sixth consecutive day in Jammu, the authorities have decided to conduct examinations for class 8th and 9th from Wednesday onwards as per...

Major bureaucratic reshuffle, 12 DCs replaced, Shahid DC Srinagar

JAMMU: In a major higher-rung bureaucratic reshuffle, the State administration on Tuesday shifted 12 Deputy Commissioners across Jammu and Kashmir—7 in Kashmir, 4 in Jammu and 1 in Ladakh Divisions, ...

Eliminated Pulwama mastermind; Pak Army, ISI supported attack: Corps Cmdr

JUNAID SIDIQ SRINAGAR: The Indian Army on Tuesday said within 100 hours of the February 14 Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy that left 40 troopers dead, it eliminated the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) lea...

Ready for counter attack: DM

JAMMU: The Indian armed forces are ready for counter-attack as their morale is high despite the terror attack in Pulwama district on February 14, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday. ...

Jadhav Trial Dismiss India's plea in case, Pak asks ICJ

THE HAGUE: Pakistan on Tuesday urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to dismiss India's plea in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, as it accused New Delhi of using the top UN court for "political theatre". Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" after a closed trial in April 2017. His sentencing evoked ...

HM reviews J&K situation

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday reviewed the security situation in the country, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, where 40 CRPF Jawans were killed in an audacious terror attack last w...

EWS quota in CSE-2019

NEW DELHI: The civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others will be held on June 2, and eligible aspirants will be able to get the benefits of reservation for economically weaker sections, the government said on Tuesday. There are approximately 896 vacancies, which include 39 vacancies reserved for persons with benchmark disability i.e., blindness and low vision, and ...

Pak breaches truce at LoC, Ind retaliates

JAMMU: Pakistan army Tuesday violated ceasefire by resorting to firing on forward posts along Line of Control in Rajouri district, a defence official said. "Pakistani army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC by firing of small arms in Nowshera Sector in district Rajouri at about 1900 hours", PRO Defence said, adding Indian Army is retaliating effectively. Despite repeated cal...

Day 5: Adminstration functioning comes to a grinding halt

JAMMU: The whole administrative functioning in the Winter Capital has been badly affected due to ongoing unrest as well as curfew restrictions for the fifth consecutive day. Although it was a gazetted holiday today on account of Shri Ravi Dass Jayanti in Jammu province but the officials of departments providing essential services such as Directorate of Health Services Jammu, all Government hos...

CRPF's 'Madadgaar' helps 250 Kashmiri students reach home

NEW DELHI: The CRPF's Srinagar-based helpline 'Madadgaar' has helped 250 students studying and working in various cities of the country to safely reach their homes in the Kashmir Valley, in the wake ...

Walk the talk: Mehbooba dares Imran

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said Pakistan was not being blamed for the Pulawama terror attack without any evidence and asked its Prime Minister Imran Khan to walk the talk. Howe...

NIA may take over Pulwama attack case

NEW DELHI: National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to take over the Pulwama terror attack case soon, a top government sources said here on Tuesday. The Jammu and Kashmir Police is investigat...

Centre hikes DA by 3 pc

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet Tuesday increased the dearness allowance by 3 per cent effective from January 1, 2019, a move which will benefit 1.1 crore central government employees and pensioners. ...

3 Jaish terrorists gunned down; Army Major, 4 SFs, civilian dead

SRINAGAR: Three JeM terrorists, including two top commanders believed to be behind the Pulwama terror attack, were killed in a fierce 16-hour encounter, in which an Army major and four security force...

Jammu limps back to normalcy slowly, authorities still cautious

JAMMU: The district administration on Monday relaxed the curfew three hours in some parts of the winter capital where curfew remained imposed for the fourth consecutive day even as no incident of vio...

Malik briefed

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday discussed with his advisors issues relating to effective maintenance of law and order and directed that no anti-social element be allowed to disturb peace in th...

Time for talks over: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: The Pulwama terror attack has shown that time for talks is over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Monday and said hesitation to take action against terrorism and those who support ...

SC to consider plea for urgent hearing

NEW DELHI: In a move that may not go well with an already livid Kashmir politicians and separatists, the Supreme Court on Monday said that it would look into the plea seeking urgent hearing of a PIL ...

MHA briefs EC about situation on holding simultaneous polls

JAMMU: A high-level team of the Ministry of Home Affairs, led by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, on Monday briefed the Election Commission of India (ECI) about the prevailing situation in Jammu and...

India urges ICJ to annul Jadhav’s death sentence

THE HAGUE: India on Monday urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to annul Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence by a Pakistani military court and order his immediate release, saying the verdict...

Mehbooba, Omar come together, appeal for peace, Kashmiris’ safety

SRINAGAR: Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti Monday issued a joint appeal for maintaining communal harmony across the country and urged the Centre to ensure safety and security K...

Farooq talks to PB, RJ, UK CMs

JAMMU: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah Monday took up the security-related issues of the students and others from Kashmir with chief ministers of Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttrakhand, urgin...

Patient footfall declines in GMC&H, SMGS OPDs

S.SHEKHAR JAMMU: Continuation of curfew restrictions in the Winter Capital City for the 4th consecutive day Monday further complicated the miseries of the patients, especially those who failed to make their reach possible in the city hospitals, mainly at Government Medical College & Hospital and Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital. The News Now reliably learnt that security personnel deployed...

J&K Bank postpones PO, BA examinations

SRINAGAR: Amid the unfolding situation within the state and in response to the apprehensions expressed by the candidates through print, electronic and social media platforms, the J&K Bank on Monday p...

Revenue officials booked for grabbing 45K state land

SRINAGAR: The Crime Branch Kashmir today registered a case against revenue officials and the beneficiaries for illegal transferring state land at Pahalgam in favour of the latter. According to an official communiqué, the Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint from inhabitants of village Nunwan Pahalgam Anantnag. The complaint inter-alia reveals that as per revenue records of the year ...

Civilian shot for driving too close to Army truck

JAMMU: Driving ‘rashly’ and in dangerously proximity of an Army truck on the national highway has costed a trucker dearly as he was shot by the soldiers on board, who suspected a repeat of Pulwama terror attack. On 14 February, a JeM terrorist driving an SUV laden with explosives had driven his car close to a CRPF convoy before ramming it into a bus, killing at least 40 soldiers. In the wak...

Girl killed, mother die of shock

JAMMU: In a shocking incident, a thirty-year-old woman died of shock after her minor daughter was killed after falling from the roof-top of their quarters in Jagti township. Official sources said ...

Forces’ morale high: HM

NEW DELHI: The morale of armed forces in the country is high and they are achieving success in neutralising terrorists, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. Singh's remarks came days ...

70 absentee employees suspended

KUPWARA: Taking strict action against absenteeism, the government on Monday suspended as many as 70 government employees of different departments. “On the instructions of District Development Comm...

Security of 5 Kashmiri separatists withdrawn

SRINAGAR: Walking the talk, the state government on Sunday withdrew all security and government facilities provided to five separatist leaders including Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. ...

Curfew continues; barring stone-pelting in Janipur, Jammu peaceful; 19 detained

JAMMU: Curfew continued without any relaxation in Jammu for the third consecutive day on Sunday, even as the city remained peaceful by and large, barring some stray incidents of stone-pelting in Jani...

Police links violence, arson with students

JAMMU: Two days after arson incidents in which a mob torched and damaged around thirty three vehicles in Gujjar Nagar and Residency Road following Thursday’s Fidayeen attack on CRPF at Lethpora, the ...

Security of J&K students studying outside reviewed

SRINAGAR: The governor's administration on Sunday reviewed the safety and security of students from Jammu and Kashmir studying outside the state in the wake of reports of incidents of harassment in t...

Rs 20 lakh relief announced for family of Rajouri martyr

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 20 lakh to the kin of CRPF jawan Naseer Ahmed of Rajouri district, who was martyred in the Pulwama attack, even...

Farooq bats for solving Kashmir issue politically

JAMMU: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said Sunday that the people of Kashmir are not responsible for the Pulwama attack but such type of incidents will continue till the "Kashmir issue...

Pak frustrated, patronising terror; Army will reply: HM

BHADRAK: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday castigated Pakistan, accusing it of engineering the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. He claimed that t...

President condemns, calls for courage, patience

GANAUR: President Ram Nath Kovind Sunday described as a cowardly act the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 paramilitary personnel were killed and said the nation has faced such challenges with courag...

After Governor’s assurance, NHM employees’ 35-day strike called off

JAMMU: The protesting National Health Mission (NHM) employees on Sunday suspended their 35-day-long strike after Governor Satya Pal Malik's assurance that their demands will be looked into. Thous...

Kashmiri CS staff demand protection to send families home

JAMMU: Kashmiri state government employees working at the Civil Secretariat here on Sunday demanded protection for sending their families home. The Civil Secretariat, the seat of the Jammu and Kashmir government, houses all the top offices and functions for six months each in the twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu. In a statement issued on Sunday, Ghulam Rasool Mir, Chairman of the Employe...

ICJ to hold public hearings in Jadhav trial from today

THE HAGUE: Amidst fresh Indo-Pak tensions, top legal eagles of the two countries will present their arguments in the high-profile Kulbhushan Jadhav case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) here from Monday during four days of public hearings. Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 20...

IED, bombs menace up by 57% in 5 years

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir has seen a steady increase in IED blasts and other bombing incidents over the last five years, with 2018 witnessing a 57 per cent jump in such incidents, a latest report has found. While the state that shares border with both Pakistan and China saw a total of 37 incidents of bombing (improvised explosive device and explosive ordnance triggered) in 2014, these incid...

Fire raging in my heart too: Modi

BEGUSARAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there was "fire" in his heart over the suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers. "Jo aag aapke dil mein ...

CRPF to tweak its SOP to secure convoy, movement to continue

NEW DELHI: The CRPF has decided to tweak the standard operating procedures (SOPs) framed to secure its convoys, in the wake of a "new threat" where an explosives-laden vehicle was detonated by a terr...

Fuel Stations, ATMs go dry; over 20 marriage postponed

JAMMU: In view of curfew imposition post violence on the third consecutive day on Sunday in this winter capital of the state, the Automated Teller Machines and fuel filling stations got dry while th...