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Governor’s Rule Keeps Window for Govt Open

JAMMU: Following the collapse of Mehbooba Mufti government in wake of Peoples Democratic Party’s alliance partner Bhartiya Janta Party withdrawing support, Jammu and Kashmir state has come under Go...

Vohra to review last day orders of PDP Ministers, gives bureaucracy ‘to-do’ list

ZAFAR CHOUDHARY JAMMU: If any of the Ministers belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party signed some crucial files, issued orders, or released funds when television screens beamed Ram Madhav anno...

Elements of Team Vohra

SAHIL RASGOTRA JAMMU: A super cop credited with ending the 3-decade-long dreaded era of the notorious brigand, dacoit, and sandalwood smuggler Veerappan- Vijay Kumar, a well-grounded bureaucr...

J&K's Alliance of Inconvenience Falls, Abruptly

Governor's Rule: In departure lounge of his second term, Vohra likely to get extension ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I also take this oppo...

Look forward to early polls: NC, Cong

JAMMU: Ruling out the possibility of an alliance with the left-out Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDP), both the opposition parties National Conference and Congress today pitched for fresh polls in the...

It was ‘untenable’ to continue beyond this point: Madhav

JAMMU: In the making to what was state’s most significant political development in recent years, the BJP asserted that it has become impossible to continue in the government in view of the growing ra...

Social Media flooded with poetry, memes, jokes, ‘congratulation’ messages

JAMMU: Ever since the news of BJP pulling out of PDP-headed coalition government came out Tuesday afternoon, the Social media was laced with poetry, memes, and jokes as people reacted to what was arg...

3 terrorists killed, 5 SFs injured in Tral gunfight

SRINAGAR: In the first major gunfight in the Valley since the revocation of Ramazan Ceasefire, Security Forces on Tuesday killed three terrorists in Tral, Pulwama, even as five soldiers sustained in...

On day of coalition's fall, Centre approves cash relief for 5764 WPR families

JAMMU: Coinciding the fall of coalition government, the Centre today announced financial assistance to the families of West Pakistan Refugees, as already promised by Home Minister Rajnath Singh durin...

Toll rises to 3 in Jhajjar flash flood

JAMMU: In a tragic incident which took place at Jhajjar Nullah on Monday, the death toll has swelled to three as the rescue workers fished out the body of the missing girl on Tuesday while the three ...

Op All Out to be intensified: DGP

JAMMU: Operations against militants in Jammu and Kashmir would be intensified in the days to come as extremist activities increased during Ramzan when counter-militancy operations were stopped, state...

Fmr Minister's brother gets bail

JAMMU: Nine days after he was arrested from Rajasthan in connection with derogatory remarks against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, brother of former BJP minister Choudhary Lal Singh has been granted ...

6 DySPs shifted

JAMMU: The Police Headquarters today ordered transfer and posting of six Deputy Superintendents of Police. Aijaz Ahmed Malik, SDPO Khan Sahib was transferred and posted as DySP Security Srinagar vice...

Jawan injured in mine blast

JAMMU: An Army jawan was injured in a mine blast along the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector. An anti-personnel mine exploded in the forward belt of Pallan Wala area last evening in which on...

DM may meet Aurangzeb’s family today

JAMMU: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is likely to meet family of martyred soldier Sepoy Aurangzeb in Poonch district. "The Defence Minister may visit the family of Sepoy Aurangzeb on Wednesday...

Guv extends Khirbhawani Mela wishes

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra has felicitated the people on the eve of Khirbhawani Mela. In his message of greetings, the Governor has observed that this Festival is a shining example of communal ...

Shah summons BJP Min's to Delhi, triggers speculations

JAMMU: In a fresh political development, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah has called all 11 state BJP ministers, besides other important key party members to New Delhi for an...

Shujaat approached CM for increased Security, claims former IB chief

LONDON: Senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead in Srinagar last week, had approached Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti only a few days ago for increased security, former special director of...

Civilian, 2 terrorists killed in Valley, Fresh CASOs in Pulwama, Anantnag

SRINAGAR: Two more terrorists were killed in a gunfight with security forces on the 10th consecutive day of searches in Bandipora forests whereas a civilian protestor was allegedly killed and another...

'Assorted' accommodation for Kmr-migrant employees

SRINAGAR: The state government today decided to develop "assorted" accommodation where migrant employees under the Prime Minister's special package will live alongside other employees of the state go...

Interlocutor, Azad, several others visit Shujaat's family

SRINAGAR: Centre's Special Representative Dineshwar Sharma and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad were among thousands of people from different walks of life who today visited the ancestral villa...

Gen Rawat reviews J&K security situation

JAMMU: A day after the Central government decided not to extend the Ramadan ceasefire in the Kashmir Valley, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday flew to Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed the...

Srinagar-Qazigund Highway a safer passage to Amarnath Yatris, claims govt, security agencies

SRINAGAR: As the Kashmir Valley is bracing to welcome the upcoming Amarnath Yatra, the new Srinagar-Qazigund Highway has come up as a major relief for the government and the security agencies-with bo...

China pitches trilateral co-op; Purely bilateral, India dismisses

NEW DELHI: India today said matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature and that there is no scope for involvement of any third country, reacting to Chinese envoy Luo Z...

6 Inspectors, 16 SIs shifted

JAMMU: SSP Jammu Vivek Gupta on Monday--after approval of establishment board-- affected transfers of twenty-two cops including six Inspectors and sixteen Sub-Inspectors and posted them as SHOs and I...

Mata Kheer Bhawani yatra flagged off

JAMMU: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Floriculture Javaid Mustafa Mir today flagged off the annual pilgrimage to Mata Kheer Bhawani shrine in Tulmulla o...

Fresh gunfight in Kupwara

SRINAGAR: Army and terrorists on Monday evening exchanged a brief gunfire in Dedikote forest area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Official sources said that terrorists attacked army’s patrolling...

JKP countering Pak-based cyber Terrorists: DGP

SRINAGAR: The Police are taking all necessary steps to counter the propaganda of Pakistan-based cyber terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, the state's Directorate General of Police (DGP) S. P. Vaid said...

HM Rajnath to visit Mongolia on June 21

NEW DELHI: In a bid to improve the bilateral relation with the strategic eastern Asian country Mongolia, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting the country from June 21 to June 24. Singh ...

Aurangzeb's killing leaves family traumatised; yet spirit to serve country remains intact

SALANI: Their beloved Aurangzeb did not return home for Eid, abducted and killed as he was by terrorists, but as they struggle to come to terms with their grief, the resolve of the deceased rifleman'...

MTA ELECTIONS | Prez accuses RO of breaching Const, asks Principal GMC to seize records

JAMMU: The credibility of Medical Teachers Association (MTA) elections in Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) has came under suspicion, even before being conducted, as MTA President has a...

Centre revokes Ceasefire in Kashmir

JAMMU: The suspense over the fate of 31-day long unilateral suspension of Counter-Insurgency operations by security forces in the state ended today as the Centre called off the 'Ramazan Ceasefire' an...

Mehbooba silent, Deputy welcomes

JAMMU: Even as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti chose to remain silent on MHA's decision not to extend the conditional ceasefire in the state, her deputy was more forthcoming in his views as he welcomed...

Sharma arrives in Valley today

JAMMU: In the aftermath of Centre's decision to not extend the Ramazan Ceasefire in Kashmir, New Delhi's special representative Dineshwar Sharma is all set to arrive in Kashmir on Monday, as he aims ...

RAMADAN CEASEFIRE | Jitendra hails; says, focus moves to Amarnath yatra

JAMMU: Hailing the Ministry of Home Affairs' decision to not extend the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh lambasted the neighbourin...

Terror strikes: Man shot dead

SRINAGAR: Barely hours after the Ceasefire in Kashmir was revoked by the Union government, terror struck the Valley as terrorists shot dead a government employee late Sunday evening. “A man was ki...

7 hurt in park blast

SRINAGAR: At least seven persons were injured when a low-intensity bomb exploded in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. The bomb was kept in a dustbin inside a park near the Manasbal Lake. The ...

AMARNATHJI YATRA-2018 | As Centre vows iron fist, Guv reviews admin plans

SRINAGAR: With the security part of the annual pilgrimage being taken care of by almost 50000 security personnel-- 24,000 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men assisted by over 25,000 personnel of ...

Modi reiterates simultaneous polls, seeks double digit growth

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated his call for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and Assemblies and called for a widespread debate and consultations over the issue, b...

Aided by Chinese tech, terrorists' AK bullets piercing into BP shields

SRINAGAR: Bullets with steel core -- It's a new addition into the ammunition of terror groups especially Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed that has triggered an alarm within the security establishment ...

Martyr given tearful adieu

JAMMU: The Army today bid farewell to rifleman Bikash Gurung, who was killed in a ceasefire violation on Saturday in Rajouri district. Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing ...

Rohtang tunnel to be open for traffic by 2020

MANALI: Construction of Rohtang tunnel, one of the world's most challenging motorable projects at 3,000 metres above sea level and which will provide an all-season connectivity to the landlocked Laha...

18 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

KABUL: At least 18 people were killed and another 49 injured on Sunday in a suicide attack in the heart of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, a security source said....

Assam flood toll 9

GUWAHATI: The flood situation continued to be grim across Assam on Sunday, affecting over four lakh people in six districts as five more persons were killed in last 24 hours, taking the toll to nine....

Mehbooba visits Kreeri, offers condolences to Shujaat Bukhari’s family

KREERI (BARAMULLA): Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti yesterday visited Kreeri, Baramulla to offer personal condolences to the family of veteran journalist and Editor of daily Rising Kashmir, Dr. Syed...

Dust storm in Jammu, Rains lash Kashmir

JAMMU: Even as the sun refrained from making its presence felt, Jammu region remain covered with clouds of dust after a storm hit the city on Friday, forcing the flights operation from Jammu and chop...

Modi reviews Kashmir situation, decision on Ramazan Ceasefire extension deferred

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight held a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and to review the suspension of operations during the holy m...

Thousands bid tearful adieu to Shujaat; 1 arrested, SIT formed

SRINAGAR/KREERI: Police today arrested one suspect in connection with the killing of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was laid to rest in his ancestral village with thousands of people braving...

RASANA TRIAL Now, Defence lawyers claim threat to life; hearing to resume on July 2

JAMMU: The last day of proceedings in the Rasana rape-and-murder case before the District and Sessions Court Pathankot went for a 16-day break, witnessed sixteen defense lawyers jointly moving an app...

Zero error policy for Amarnath Yatra, Centre steps up security

NEW DELHI: The Centre has ordered security agencies to follow "zero error" policy and step up security for the ensuing annual Amarnath Yatra in which over three lakh pilgrims are expected to take par...

Guv, CM extend Eid ul Fitr wishes

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday conveyed warm greetings to the people of state on the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In a message of felicitations, the Go...

115 prisoners released

SRINAGAR: The state government today ordered the release of 115 prisoners on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr which will be celebrated in the state on Saturday. "In view of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the government h...

Pak’s ISI behind Bukhari’s killing, says Union Min

NEW DELHI: The Government on Thursday blamed Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) for the killing of senior journalist Shujahat Bukhari and said this is not the first time ...

PM hosts dinner for top BJP, RSS leaders

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight hosted at his official residence, dinner for key functionaries of the BJP and the RSS- including party president Amit Shah and Sangh's executive head S...

Flood in Assam, 4 lakh affected

GUWAHATI: Close to four lakh people continued to be marooned on Friday by floods that have hit the state, with the surging waters of many rivers inundating fresh areas affecting both people and agric...

Veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari, 2 PSOs assassinated

India comes together in strong condemnation; Mehbooba breaks down, Rajnath says act of cowardice SRINAGAR: Kashmir came to a stand-still after veteran journalist and 'Rising Kashmir' editor Shujaa...

Ramazan Ceasefire Day 29 Jawan abducted, killed

SRINAGAR: The bullet-ridden body of an Army jawan, posted in the terrorists stronghold of Shopian, and involved in the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sameer Tiger, was recovered from Pulwam...

Soldier martyred, 2 terrorists killed

SRINAGAR: Two terrorists-believed to be foreigners, and an Army jawan were killed today in an encounter in Bandipora woods, where a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) has been going on since past wee...

Jawan attacked, weapon snatched

SRINAGAR: Terrorists on Thursday evening attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan at GRP barracks, about 400 m from Sadura raiway station and decamped with his service rifle in south Kash...

CRPF party attacked

SRINAGAR: Terrorists today attacked a CRPF party in Pulwama district, police said. There was no loss of life in the attack. Terrorists attacked the CRPF party at Gangoo in Pulwama district of sout...

Suspense continues over truce extension

JAMMU: Suspense continued over whether the Centre's unilateral Ramadan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir will be extended beyond Eid, which falls this weekend as the fate of the Centre's one-month-old p...

Rasana Trail: Witness under threat, claims SSP CB to Defence’s objection

JAMMU: In what was a day full of interesting new developments in the ongoing trial of murder-and-rape case of a minor girl in Kathua, Crime Branch moved a plea in the court of District-and-Sessions J...

UN’s report on rights status in Kashmir, PoK, draws India’s flak

NEW DELHI: The UN today released the first-ever report on alleged human rights violation in Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and demanded an international probe into it, evoking a sharp re...

Jitendra promises ‘due caution’ on Jamiat Ahle Hadees land row

JAMMU: Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today due cognizance would be taken by the Centre about a proposal for grant of land to Jamiat Ahle Hadees in Srinagar. "Due cognizance will be taken what...

BSF, Pak Rangers hold flag meeting

JAMMU: Hours after the International Border was breached by the enemy nation, resulting in martyrdom of 4 of its personnel, Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers held a flag meeting to...

Killed in avalanche, Jawan’s body found after six months

SRINAGAR: The body of a soldier, who went missing after a landslide in Kupwara district last year, has been found after six months. Sepoy Shammi Singh (26) had gone missing on December 11, 2017, i...

RFIDs for Amarnath vehicles

JAMMU: Vehicles ferrying pilgrims to Amarnath Shrine will be equipped with Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags as part of enhanced safety measures, officials said today. The 60-day long ann...

Eid tomorrow, Jumat-ul-Vida holiday today

JAMMU: The holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan will be celebrated on Saturday instead of Friday as the Shawwal moon has not been sighted in Jammu and Kashmir, or even any part...

Terrorist set NC worker’s QTR on fire

SRINAGAR: Terrorists late night barged into the residential quarter of NC worker, Ghulam Nabi Niloora at Niloora Pulwama, where they thrashed his brother and nephew. As per a senior police officer...

CCE’18: Upper age limit revised

SRINAGAR: The state government on Thursday revised the upper age limit for the Combined Competitive Examinations 2018, an official spokesman said here this evening. He said according to a notifica...