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SC clears Advocates Moksha, Oswal as J&K HC Judges; strength set to go to 11

JAMMU: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended has cleared the proposal for elevation of advocates Moksha Kazmi (Khajuria) and Rajnesh Oswal as judges of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, while n...

3 LeT ultras killed; non-local trader, labourer shot dead in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Three ultras of Lashker-e-Taiba terror outfit were gunned down in an encounter with security forces, while militants killed a migrant labourer from Chhattisgarh and an apple trader from Pun...

SC wraps up marathon Ayodhya dispute hearing, reserves verdict

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday wrapped up the 40-day hearing in the decades-old temple-mosque dispute in Ayodhya--the second longest proceedings in its history--and reserved its verdict in...

SC directs J&K to produce orders on restrictions, hearing on Oct 25

JAMMU: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to place before it the administrative orders imposing communication and other restrictions in the state following the ...

‘Doob Maro’: PM Modi to Oppn on 370

MUMBAI: Slamming Opposition leaders for seeking a link between the abrogation of Article 370 and the Maharashtra Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told them to go drown (doob ...

Sarore Toll Plaza | No transport in entire Jammu region today

JAMMU: Escalating agitation against the Toll Plaza at Sarore by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and increase in other taxes recently, the transporters on Wednesday announced a strike in en...

ACB books PCC enggrs in ‘lift’ scam

JAMMU: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday registered FIRs against some engineers of the Jammu Kashmir Projects Constructions Corporation (JKPCC) and a private company for allegedly install...

Farooq’s kins among 13 women released

SRINAGAR: Thirteen women protestors, including National Conference President Farooq Abdullah's sister and daughter, who were arrested on Tuesday after they took out a protest march, were released on ...

Over 12,000 street lights non-functional in Jammu

JAMMU: More than 12,000 street lights in different areas of Jammu, i.e in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), have either been lying damaged or non-function...

Nashri tunnel to be renamed after Mukherjee

JAMMU: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said India's longest Chenani-Nashri tunnel that links Kashmir with Jammu will be rechristened after Bhartiya Jansangh founder Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherj...

Amid festivities, several departments yet to release salaries of employees for September

JAMMU: Several government offices in Jammu and Kashmir failed to release the salaries of employees for the month of September amid ongoing festivities, due to absence of grants or causal approach ada...

Will Jammu have a Green Diwali?

JAMMU: Learning no lessons from the exponentially polluted air through the Diwali season in recent years, State Pollution Control Board has failed to take any effective measures for ensuring ‘Green D...

17 KAS shifted

JAMMU: The state government on Wednesday reshuffled 7 KAS officer and gave additional charges to 3 more, even as it posted eight Junior Scale KAS officers at the disposal of the Finance Department ...

Pooja holidays from Oct 25

JAMMU: The government today announced five Pooja holidays for Government and Private Schools of Jammu Division, starting from October 25, 2019. As per an order issued here today by Director School E...

Govt shifts Ladakh Affairs deptt to Leh

JAMMU: With only two weeks left to bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, the state government on Wednesday shifted the headquarters of crucial Ladakh Affairs Department to Leh ...

JAKFED formally wound up

SRINAGAR: The State government on Wednesday ordered winding up of ailing Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (JAKFED) Limited after thirty years of operation. The Registrar...

Woman killed in Pak shelling; three dead in Indian retaliation

JAMMU: A 24-year-old woman was killed on Tuesday in heavy shelling by the Pakistan Army, targeting villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. Indian Army strongly retaliated to the ...

After Aug 5, Kashmiris do not support militancy, claims Shah

Jammu: Asserting on the second consecutive day that the situation in Valley is totally normal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that he believes that people of Kashmir will not support ...

Farooq's sister, daughter among thirteen women protestors jailed

SRINAGAR: Sister and daughter of former chief minister and incumbent parliamentarian, Dr. Farooq Abdullah were among at least 13 women who were arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday aft...

J&K decision in national interest; will not allow water to Pak: PM Modi

JAMMU: Asserting that the decision on J&K was taken in national interest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the whole country is standing with Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. While he...

Budget Discussions || Focus on outcomes, don’t waste money: Deptts told

SRINAGAR: The government departments have been asked to focus on outcomes while ensuring that no money goes waste, as the process of preparing the state budget for remaining part of the financial yea...

2 dead, 6 injured in accident

POONCH: In a tragic accident, two people were killed and six injured when a car they were travelling in rolled down a deep gorge in Poonch district on Tuesday. The cab was going towards Mandi from L...

SMS services blocked; each Valley distt to get 50 PCOs

SRINAGAR: SMS services were withdrawn as a "precautionary measure" hours after the government restored post-paid mobile connections in Kashmir Tuesday even as the government has decided to provide fr...

Airtel to waive rental charges of select users

Bharti Airtel said it has resumed postpaid mobile services in Kashmir Valley and will waive postpaid plan rental charges during the service suspension phase for its 'Airtel Thanks' customers. 'Airte...

Rawat hails his men for foiling Valley terror, Pak BAT attacks

JAMMU: Complimenting his force for steadfastly facing various challenges along the border, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday that the Army has responded to difficult operational situatio...

Malik chairs maiden meet of J-Cluster University Council

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the Cluster University of Jammu, today chaired the first meeting of the University Council here at the Raj Bhavan and called for creation of Universi...

FCS&CA can’t continue interim arrangements indefinitely: High Court

JAMMU: Admonishing the Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday said that Interim or adhoc or stop-gap arrangements in government offices ...

PWD official booked for Rs 1.2 Crore DAs

JAMMU: A Public Works Department official was on Tuesday booked by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in a case of disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.22 Crore in Ramban district. During his posting as incha...

Husband kills wife

JAMMU: A 51-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband over some petty issue in Udhampur district. Koushalya Devi was attacked by her husband Sardar Singh with an iron rod during a ...

Panel set up to frame policies for BOPEE selections

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration today accorded sanction to the constitution of Advisory Committee to formulate policies regarding selection of candidates to various professional courses for p...

Army jawan dies in LoC mine blast

SRINAGAR: An Army jawan died in a mine blast in Nowgam sector of Kashmir's Kupwara district, an Army official said on Tuesday. The soldier was killed when he accidentally stepped on the mine while pa...

Sarore Toll Plaza | NHAI defends, BJP seeks deferment

JAMMU: Private bus services along the Jammu-Pathankot highway remained suspended for the second day on Tuesday to protest the newly set up toll plaza at Sarore in Samba district, even as the National...

‘Hello!’ Kashmir echoes as post-paid mobile phones restored after 72 days

SRINAGAR: Mobile phones in Kashmir buzzed back to life on Monday, breaking the silence of a 72-day communication clampdown and reconnecting 40 lakh post-paid subscribers to the country, the Valley an...

800 stone-pelters among 1000 detainees in Kashmir; situation totally normal: Shah

JAMMU: Claiming that situation was totally normal in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that only 1000 person are under precautionary detention currently including former...

‘Never stopped NC, PDP, Cong from BDC election’

JAMMU: Asserting that non-participation of political parties in Block Development Council (BDC) polls of Jammu and Kashmir will not delegitimize the process, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday s...

Darbar move: TA increased to Rs 25,000

SRINAGAR: In a major welfare measure for move employees, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday announced increase in their Travel Allowance from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000, a hike of 66%. This increase is...

Militants kill Rajasthani truck driver in Shopian

SRINAGAR: Violence returned in Valley on Monday when two militants, including a suspected Pakistani national, shot dead the driver of a Rajasthan truck and assaulted an orchard owner in Shopian distr...

Militants, sympathisers exploited weaknesses in J&K bank : NIA chief

JAMMU: Terrorists and their sympathisers exploited the systemic weaknesses in the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, National Investigation Agency (NIA) chief Y C Modi said on Monday, hinting at a major action ...

Sarore toll plaza: Commuters stranded as transporters go on indefinite strike

JAMMU: Commuters faced hardships on Monday as hundreds of private passenger vehicles went on an indefinite strike against the newly set up toll plaza at Sarore along the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Sa...

Disqualification of 4 councilors Kathua stayed

JAMMU: J&K Special Tribunal on Monday stayed the order of Chief Electoral Officer J&K in which he had disqualified four councilors of Kathua Municipal Council for defection. Puneet Gupta, Member, J&...

Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Economics prize

STOCKHOLM: Indian-American innovative MIT economist Abhijit Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo and Harvard professor Michael Kremer jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday "for their experi...

JKPCC hits at Khattar for his remarks

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress on Monday termed as "shameful" the remarks of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar against party president Sonia Gandhi. Khattar on Sunday had...

Jammu Smart City Govt launches unfinished website; projects worth Rs 125 Cr approved

JAMMU: Glaring errors marked the launch of the website of Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL), an occasion celebrated with much fan fare on Monday by senior officials of State administration. Although c...

Modi asks Cong to explain ‘love for Art 370’ to martyrs’ families

JAMMU: Launching a broadside against the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked the opposition party to explain its love" for Article 370 to the families of security personnel killed ...

Jawan killed as escort vehicle of ADGP hits bus

JAMMU: An escort vehicle of a top police officer collided with a bus on the Jammu-Pathankot Highway in Kathua district on Monday, leaving a jawan dead and two others injured, officials said. The pol...

Not over 4 months to normalise situation of 4 decades, Modi assures 70 days after 370 scrap

JAMMU: Silencing the critics over his government’s and party’s intentions on constitutional and administrative change in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today struck an emotional chor...

Section 144 in Ayodhya as SC hearing enters final leg today

NEW DELHI: The protracted hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya will enter into the crucial final leg on Monday when the Supreme Court resumes proce...

Shah to chair crucial security meet today

JAMMU: In the back drop of prevailing situation in Kashmir valley as well as the heightened threats from Pakistan-based terror groups in the wake of abrogation of special status given to Jammu and Ka...

Oppn in fix as BJP Kashmir move dominates Maharashtra poll scene

JAMMU: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah taking lead of the narrative, the constitutional and administrative change in Jammu and Kashmir is dominating the electioneering i...

Restoring Valley mobile service will help normalcy return: Advisor Khan

JAMMU: The postpaid mobile telephony is set to be restored in Kashmir from Monday noon, and Advisor Farooq Khan hopes that it would help achieve normalisation in the Valley. Assuring that the admini...

Traffic on NH restored, over 15,000 vehicles still stranded

JAMMU: The routine traffic on Jammu-Srinagar is badly hit with thousands of vehicles, mainly supply trucks, stranded over 100-kilometer stretch beginning right from within the winter capital city. ...

Mend ways or perish, Rajnath tells Pakistan

Chandigarh: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Pakistan to wage an honest battle against terrorism, saying India is ready to help it but Islamabad's intentions are deceitful, and cautione...

Blast in Budgam, Sgr security upped

SRINAGAR: A low-intensity blast occurred in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district; however, there were immediate reports of any loss. The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday evening said that militants c...

Is J&K tourism deptt aware of India’s tense diplomatic ties with Malaysia?

JAMMU: While India’s friction with Malaysia aggravated over its Kashmir remark at United Nations, J&K Tourism Department, on the other hand, wishes to organize roadshows in the Southeast Asian countr...

Man kills his wife, surrenders later

JAMMU: In a shocking incident, a man today killed his wife by slitting her throat at their residence in the old city and later surrendered himself to the police. The incident took place at Peer Mitha. “Yaqoob Khan had a verbal spat with his wife at their residence on Saturday. The argument soon turned ugly and Khan slit his wife’s throat with a sharp-edged weapon,” a police officer informed...

27 elected unopposed; 1065 left in poll fray for 283 block councils

JAMMU: As many as 27 candidates were elected unopposed as chairmen of Block Development Councils (BDCs), while as many as 1065 candidates are now left in the fray for the remaining 283 councils the e...

Postpaid mobile phones to ring in Valley from tomorrow noon

SRINAGAR: In a major step towards easing the 69-day lockdown in the Kashmir Valley, authorities on Saturday announced that around 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones will become operational from Monday no...

Woman among 8 injured in Srinagar grenade attack

SRINAGAR: At least eight civilians including a woman were injured after militants hurled a grenade in a busy market in the commercial Hub Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Saturday afternoon. Militants hurle...

Sarore Toll Plaza | Day 2: Chaos continues; FIR against Contractor, BJP seeks abolishment

JAMMU: Flow of traffic was completely messed for the second consecutive day on Saturday at the newly functional Thandikhui toll plaza at Sarore on Jammu-Pathankot national highway, even as an FIR has...

Rasana Case...|| HC upheld CJM’s order declaring one Juvnile

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Saturday dismissed a revision petition filed by the State crime branch against the decision of a Kathua court and upheld that the eighth accused in the gang...

Lt Gen Harsha Gupta new White Night Corps Commander

JAMMU: Lt Gen Harsha Gupta on Saturday took over the command of the White Knight Corps from Lt Gen Paramjit Singh Sangha here, a defence spokesperson said. On assuming the command of the Jammu-based...

PM Modi, Prez Xi focus on trade, investment for broad-based ties

MAMALLAPURAM: Scripting a "new era" of cooperation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday agreed to set up a broad-based economic mechanism to bridge India's ballo...

Govt to start telemedicine service in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The Government is introducing telemedicine service in the capital district of Srinagar consultations with concerned agencies for which are currently underway. The proposed service is a part...

J&K's GST returns at par with National Average

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir is showing upward trend in filing of Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns which is at par with National Average of 60 per cent. This was informed during a video conferenc...

Landslide blocks National Highway

RAMBAN: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Saturday after a landslide in Ramban district, a traffic department official said. The 270-km highway was opened for o...

Hanuman idol damaged, MP man arrested

JAMMU: A resident of Madhya Pradesh was arrested on Saturday for allegedly damaging an idol of Lord Hanuman at an 'ashram' in Reasi district. Deepak Kumar, a resident of Neemuch district, was living...

Diwali: 2-day speacial leave for Jammu officials

SRINAGAR: The State government on Saturday announced two-day special casual leave for Jammu-based employees working in Move offices for celebrating ‘Diwali’ festival at Jammu. “The sanction has been...

500 ultras waiting to infiltrate, over 200 active; will eliminate all: Northern Command

JAMMU: Nearly 500 terrorists are waiting in various training camps along the Line of Control in Pak-occupied Kashmir to infiltrate into India, while 200 to 300 terrorists are operating within Jammu a...

Jawan martyred, 2 hurt in Pak shelling along LoC

JAMMU: An Army jawan attained martyrdom when Pakistani troops resorted to firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on Friday, even as India raised with Pakistan the iss...

19 days to Bifurcation..| Over 4.5L govt employees told to cite UT preference

SRINAGAR: Ahead of its formal bifurcation into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the State administration on Friday sought options from around 4.5 lakh state government employees...

Traffic jams on NH, resentment in air as Sarore toll plaza starts functioning

JAMMU: Long queues of vehicles causing huge traffic jams, and vocal protests from local residents as well as political parties marked the inauguration of the toll tax collection service at Thandikhui...

Valley Post-paid mobile phones to resume today

SRINAGAR: Post-paid mobile services in Kashmir are likely to resume from Saturday, 68 days after they were shut down following the Centre's decision to abrogate Jammu and Kashmir's special status. O...

Budget discussions from Monday; squeezed to 5 days

JAMMU: With all eyes on how it shapes up the separate budgets of the two Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh—their maiden in new federal status, for the remaining five months of ...

‘ACB set to launch more cases against high-level functionaries’

SRINAGAR: The names of many high ranking people have sprung up in the ongoing investigation by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the instances of cornering high-value prime land in Jammu and Srinag...

Valley school exams to start from Oct 29, no curtailment in syllabus

SRINAGAR: Putting to rest all speculations on government postponing the examinations in view of continued 68-day-long shutdown in Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education on Friday ann...

Modi, Xi resolve to work together to face terror, radicalisation challenges

MAMALLAPURAM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday vowed to work together in facing the challenges of radicalisation and terrorism in India and China during a two-a...

Vijayvargiya meets Guv

SRINAGAR: Kailash Vijayvargiya, National General Secretary, BJP, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan today and discussed various important issues relating to the public welfare and about e...

Three Pak Army dismissed for illegal activities

ISLAMABAD: Three Pakistani Army majors have been dismissed from service for abusing their authority and being involved in illegal activities, the military said on Friday. Two of them were also handed...

Dr Angchuk as Director Health Services Ladakh

JAMMU: Ahead of coming into being of the union territory of Ladakh, the State government on Friday transferred Dr. Phuntsog Angchuk, and posted him as Director, Health Services, Ladakh, against an av...

Two killed, in Kishtwar

JAMMU: At least two people including a student was killed when a passenger taxi in which they were travelling, met with an accident in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, a Police Spokesperson sa...