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‘Embarrassed’ Malik slams depts’ working, corruption

JAMMU: A day after he asked his administration to take strict action against irregularities and corruption prevalent in government departments, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday made public his d...

Kashmiris 'rethinking' over accession: Mufti

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday claimed the situation in Kashmir has worsened to an extent that the people have begun rethinking over the state's accession to India. "There is a l...

Kashmir India’s, will not allow 2 PMs: Shah

JAMMU: Kashmir is an integral part of India and it would continue to remain so as long as the BJP exists, party president Amit Shah said on Wednesday and asserted that the saffron party will not allo...

Inconvenience continues as SFs backtrack on short notice

JAMMU: Sharp criticism from all corners of the society, death of a patient not allowed to move, and a number of petitions seeking revocation of the latest restriction imposed on the movement of civil...

Pak new FS takes Charge

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's seasoned diplomat Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday took over as the country's new foreign secretary. Before being appointed as the foreign secretary, Mahmood served as Pakistan's ...

Spl provisions for PwD voters: DC Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar district election authorities have put in place arrangements to facilitate intending Persons with Disabilities (PwD) voters requiring assistance with carriage to polling statio...

CASO in Tral

SRINAGAR: Security forces on Wednesday morning launched a cordon and search operation in Gulshanpora area in Tral town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Reports said that a joint team of army’s...

ECI bars NaMo TV telecast

NEW DELHI: Cracking the whip on NaMo TV, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday ruled that the BJP-sponsored channel cannot telecast political programmes in poll-going constituencies during the "s...

Without Pandits, Kashmir & Kashmiriyat incomplete: Mir

JAMMU: Assuring that it will do everything possible for the safe, secure and dignified return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief G A Mi...

Liar Pak now knows India’s might: Modi

JAMMU: Pakistan which used to blackmail India on its so-called nuclear bomb, now knows our might after the surgical strikes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, adding that the country wi...

FIR lodged against soldiers for roughing up Dooru SDM

SRINAGAR: An FIR was filed on Wednesday against army personnel for allegedly thrashing a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) in Anantnag district. Dooru SDM Ghulam Rasool Wani on Tuesday alleged that ...

Rain, thunderstorm kill 53 in four states

JAMMU: Over 50 people were killed as rains coupled with thunderstorm and lightning hit several parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra overnight, even as the unseasonal rains and ...

End ties or face action, Govt warns employees

JAMMU: Almost three weeks after setting up of a monitoring group to curb the terror financing and terror-related activities in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government on Tuesday issued a stern warni...

Kishtwar peaceful; top cop assures stern action, wiping out militancy

JAMMU: Situation remained peaceful in communally sensitive Kishtwar township where the district authorities lifted the day curfew on Tuesday, even as the state police chief Dilbag Singh reviewed th...

Battle on Srinagar, Udhampur LS seats tomorrow

JAMMU: The campaigning for prestigious Srinagar and Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, going to the polls on April 18 along with 95 other constituencies across 13 states in the second phase of elections, came ...

Non-existent dietician department in Jammu hospitals costing govt, patients heavily

JAMMU: The government is suffering losses amounting to crores of rupees due to non-functional dietician department at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H), the premier hospital of Jammu re...

Centre’s policies vitiated atmosphere in J&K: Azad

SRINAGAR: Holding the wrong policies adopted by the Central Government responsible for the situation in valley, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Former Chief Minister Gulam Nabi Azad on Tu...

Special observers submit report on J&K to ECI

JAMMU: The three special observers appointed by the Election Commission to determine when assembly elections can be held in Jammu and Kashmir have submitted their report to the poll body, sources sai...

Act against corrupt without fear or favour: Guv tells Admin Secretarys

JAMMU: Missing from action for a while now, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday convened a high-level to review the functioning of the government departments and called for strict action against irre...

NIA summons KTMF president

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers (KTMF) president Yasin Khan has been summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) asking him to be present at its Delhi headquarters for questioning...

Now, ED attaches Watali’s Rs 6.19 Cr assets in Kashmir

JAMMU: The Enforcement Directorate Tuesday said it has attached Rs 6.19 crore assets of Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali in a money laundering case related to funding of terror and separatist...

Naib Tehsildar, Patwari arrested for taking bribe

JAMMU: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), Jammu today caught red handed two revenue officials including Naib Tehsildar Jhajjar Kotli while demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs. 90,000 f...

2 more file papers for Ladakh PC

LEH: Two candidates from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tsering Namgyal and Dorji Angchuk today filed their nomination papers for the Ladakh Parliamentary seat before the Returning Officer, Avny Lavasa...

Cross-LoC trade resumes

POONCH/JAMMU: The cross-LoC trade between J&K and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) along the Poonch-Rawalakot route resumed Tuesday after nearly two weeks, with 70 goods trucks crossing the Line of Co...

Grenade attack on NC leader

SRINAGAR: Militants on Tuesday hurled a grenade at the residence of a National Conference leader in Tral town in south Kashmir's Pulwama district. A police official said the ultras lobbed grenade ...

Change in Court timing from May 1

JAMMU: The Registrar General Jammu and Kashmir High Court today issued a notification regarding change of timing in High Court and Subordinate Courts of Jammu Division during the Summer Session. Acc...

Guv greets on Mahavir Jayanti

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik has extended warm greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira. In his message of felicitations, ...

Nothing wrong in highlighting SFs’ martyrdom in polls: Modi

JAMMU: Rejecting allegations that he was using the defence forces in his campaign speeches for winning the polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that nationalism and sacrifices of securi...

14 hours relaxation in Curfew today after Kishtwar passes Monday test peacefully

JAMMU: Curfew-bound Kishtwar district limped back to normalcy, as authorities gave relaxation in restriction for four-and-a-half hour on Monday, even as Army columns deployed across the district were...

If my family wanted to break country, there would’ve been no India: Farooq

SRINAGAR: Retorting strongly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s accusation, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday said if his family wanted to break India, "there would have been no ...

14 of 24 crorepatis, 4 with criminal records

JAMMU: Out of the 24 candidates are in fray for the parliamentary constituencies Udhampur and Srinagar, 14 are corepatis, even as four of them including former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah have cri...

Kathua, Reasi, Udhampur hold the key with 74% of total voters

JAMMU: The densely populated 3 districts of Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur having more than 70% of the total voters in Kathua-Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha constituency hold the key in deciding the fate of 12 ...

Tech helped India in Balakot Op: IAF Chief

NEW DELHI: Technology was on India's side in the Balakot air strikes, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said on Monday, asserting that the results would have been further tilted in the country's favour if...

Modi misleading India on Cong manifesto: Azad, seeks apology

JAMMU: Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday claimed the NDA government has a "poor record" in dealing with terrorism and national security, while accusing Prime Minister Na...

3 IAS officers among four get addl charges

JAMMU: The State government on Monday assigned additional charges of the posts of Commissioner/Secretary and Secretary to four senior officers including three IAS officers. According to an officia...

Mehbooba’s carcade stoned in PDP bastion, SSG man hurt

SRINAGAR: A number of miscreants hurled stones on PDP president Mehbooba Mufti's carcade while she was electioneering in South Kashmir's Khiram area, leaving her security guard injured, on Monday. M...

NH restored post 7-hr road clearance Operation

BANIHAL/JAMMU: The traffic on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar National Highway resumed after remaining suspended for over seven hours due to a massive landslide in Ramban district Monday, officials said...

Complaint against Mehbooba over 'seditious' tweet

JAMMU: A Jammu-based activist has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti over her "seditious" tweet as he demanded action against her for violating model code...

Peace Bus resumes, 19 cross sides

JAMMU: As many as 19 passengers, including eight women, exchanged sides as the weekly cross-LoC bus service resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for the past two weeks owing to heavy shelling ...

Spalbar files nomination

JAMMU: Five days after the issuance of notification by the Election Commission for the Ladakh parliamentary constituency, Congress candidate Rigzin Spalbar Monday filed his nomination papers from the...

LoC truce breached in Rajouri

JAMMU: Breaking a two-day lull, Pakistani troops on Monday lobbed mortars and opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, drawing strong retaliation from Indian troops. "At a...

Won’t allow Abdullahs, Muftis to divide J&K from India: Modi

JAMMU: In a blistering attack on dynastic politics, the Prime Minister Narender Modi today said that two families—that of the Abdullahs and the Muftis--have spoiled the future of three generations of...

Various BJP leaders skip

JAMMU: Many senior leaders of the BJP including former ministers and MLAs today preferred to skip Prime Minister Narender Modi’s rally at Kathua. Most of the senior leaders, former ministers and ...

Namo mania grips Kathua

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his third rally at Jammu in the last 3 months again started his address in Dogri saying that “Jammu is a land of warriors”. He also talked of Maa Bawe Wali, Maa...

BJP dividing India: Mufti

SRINAGAR: The BJP, with its "noxious agenda" of "banishing" Muslims and minorities wants to "divide" the country, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Sunday as she hit back at Prime Minister Narendr...

NIA arrests 5th accused in 2017 Lethpora attack

JAMMU: Making quick strides in the December 2017 terror attack on the CRPF group centre at Lethpora in Pulwama, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested the fifth accused in the dea...

Hurriyat leader arrested with Rs 14 lakh cash

SRINAGAR: A senior Hurriyat leader was briefly detained at the Srinagar airport on Sunday for allegedly carrying over Rs 14 lakh "unaccounted" cash and has been summoned by the Income Tax Department ...

Need for an objective narrative about Pak in India: Pak’s next FS

NEW DELHI: Pakistan is hoping for "re-engagement" with India after the Lok Sabha polls as structured dialogue will help the two countries understand mutual concerns, resolve disputes and build the ed...

Pak releases 100 Indian fishermen

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has released another 100 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture amidst tensions between the two countries after the Pulwama terror attack. The fishermen released on Saturday we...

Civilian sufferings continue as NHW restrictions enter Day 3

SRINAGAR: People continued to suffer in the valley as the civilian traffic on most part of the 300-km-long Kashmir-Jammu National Highway (NH) was once again suspended from 4 AM to 5 PM, starting fro...

Top Delhi College to design JU curriculum

JAMMU: Delhi University's Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) will be involved in designing the curriculum of some courses of University of Jammu and assessing whether the conflict situation in the r...

Protests in Uri against Army’s selection list

SRINAGAR: Dozens of youth staged a protest in the frontier Uri town in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday against the alleged irregularities in the selection list of porters in the Arm...

Terror hideout busted

SRINAGAR: Security forces unearthed a militant hideout in Pulwama district on Sunday and recovered huge quantity of incriminating material, police said. Acting on credible inputs, a joint team of ...

Army Major slips to death in Kupwara

SRINAGAR: In a tragic incident, an Army officer died after falling into a gorge near the Line of Control (LoC) in Machhil sector in Kupwara district. Major Vikas Singh(30) had slipped into a gorge and suffered critical injuries during a patrol along the LoC in Machhil sector on Saturday, and succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, an Army official said. “Troops of 57 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) were...

Modi, Singh, Shah keep Kashmir story hot, making mahagathbandan to pay for Omar

JAMMU: With questions being raised on politicisation of armed forces and their gallant operations for votes, the top BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh an...

EC notices Srinagar Mayor for ‘smart phone bonanza’

SRINAGAR: The election authorities Friday issued a show cause notice to Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu allegedly for violating the Model code of Conduct (MCC) by distributing mobile phones among corporators...

Mufti: Shah must apologise to India

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Friday accused BJP chief Amit Shah of shaking the country's foundations with his recent controversial statements, and asked him to apologise to the people. S...

Second time in 20 days, PM in region tomorrow

Jammu: While their main rival Congress running a low key campaign, the BJP has the Prime Minister Narendra Modi returning to the Jammu region second time in two weeks and in between there were visits...

Pakistan pounds villages in Poonch, three injured

JAMMU: Three civilians, including two women, were injured Friday when Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and civilians areas with mortars and small arms firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in...

Normalcy test in Kishtwar with one-hr curfew break

JAMMU: The curfew was relaxed for one hour on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district where it was clamped on April 8 following the killing of a senior RSS functionary in a terror attack. ...

Samba Spying: 44 years on, two ‘captains’ refused to be labelled as Pak agents

Jammu: On plea of Ashok Kumar Rana and Ranbir Singh Rathaur, who were young captains in the Indian Army way back in 1975, a court has sought the Centre’s response on declassifying the papers pertaini...

Governor greets people on Ramanavami

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik has felicitated people on Ramanavami and prayed that this auspicious occasion would be the harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the State. In his message ...

BJP selling sacrifices of forces for votes: Azad

Jammu: Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said that BJP is trying to take credit on the achievements and sacrifices of our Armed forces, which ...

Jawan dies of cardiac arrest

JAMMU: An army jawan on Friday died of cardiac arrest in Kerni sector of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir ,police said. According to them, a soldier of Rashtriya Rifles suffered a cardiac arre...