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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...

J&K peaceful, restrictions further lifted from Valley

SRINAGAR/ JAMMU: Life slowly returned to normal across Jammu and Kashmir with the authorities further easing restrictions on Tuesday, even as normal functioning of large parts of the State was report...

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...

HC seeks evidences of Farooq’s alleged ‘pro-freedom’ speeches

JAMMU: In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday has sought the newspaper clippings and compact disc carrying evidence of pro-freedom speeches allegedly made by former...

Azad stopped at Jammu airport, sent back again

JAMMU, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was stopped at the Jammu airport on Tuesday and sent back to Delhi. It was the second time in 12 days that the former chief minister was not allowed to ...

No flights to, from Jammu during upcoming investors’ summit-2019

JAMMU: Lack of coordination among various government agencies may trouble the upcoming ambitious J&K Investor Summit-2019. While the government is gearing up for three-day long Summit to be held from...

Admission process in ITIs, Polytechnics across J&K badly affected due to curbs

JAMMU: The admission process in Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) and Polytechnic Colleges across the state is badly hampered due to restrictions imposed by union government following its decision...

Decisions on J&K India’s ‘internal matters’: DM; US Defence Secy agrees

NEW DELHI: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's telephonic talk with the US President Donald Trump over terrorism and regional tensions, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday told his US co...

Closure report against 2 former Cong MLAS refused

JAMMU: City Judge Jammu Prem Sagar on Tuesday refused to accept a closure report filed by police in a case of alleged attack and manhandling of shopkeepers by various Congress leaders and others, and...

NAC reviews Valley security

JAMMU: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Tuesday visited units and formations and reviewed the prevailing security situation in the Kashmir Valley. Lt Gen Singh accompanied by Chinar Co...

IAF alert: Dhanoa; DM says Balakot proved our lethality

NEW DELHI: As tensions continue between India and Pakistan over the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Tuesday said the Indian Air Force (IAF) is "alwa...

S Hafeez bereaved

\SRINAGAR: Mother of Sarmad Hafeez, Administrative Secretary, Youth Services and Sports has passed away here. A meeting of the Committee of Secretaries held here today at Civil Secretariat expresse...

UK PM tells Modi Kashmir bilateral issue

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday made clear to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Kashmir remains a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan as far as the UK's view is concer...

370: Caveat in SC against plea on revocation

NEW DELHI: A Kashmiri Pandit body on Tuesday filed a caveat in the Supreme Court against the petition of six retired military officers and bureaucrats who had challenged the decision to revoke Articl...

S Hafeez bereaved

SRINAGAR: Mother of Sarmad Hafeez, Administrative Secretary, Youth Services and Sports has passed away here. A meeting of the Committee of Secretaries held here today at Civil Secretariat expressed h...

Govt sets into motion process of J&K’s transition to two UTs

JAMMU: Seventy-three days ahead of division of Jammu and Kashmir into two parts, the Governor’s administration on Monday commenced the transition from a State to union territory of Jammu and Kashmir...

NSA briefs HM, J&K security reviewed

JAMMU: Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday reviewed the prevailing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, even as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval briefed him of his assessment made during his te...

Kashmir nears normalcy

SRINAGAR: On the third day of relaxation given in Valley, no major incident of law and order violation was reported in Valley, even as the life looked slowly returning to normal, the state government...

Jammu remains peaceful; rumor-monger arrested, schools open in border districts

JAMMU: Normalcy returned in Jammu as most educational institutions in five sensitive border districts of the region reopened after a fortnight on Monday with "full attendance", a day after authoritie...

Who runs Geelani's Twitter?

SRINAGAR: Despite the communications lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir since August 4 night, the Twitter handle of Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani has apparently been active, putting out anti-India t...

BJP’s Membership Drive || Only 20 percent target achieved, Central leadership seeks report

JAMMU: The curbs and restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir after revocation of Article 370 have played a spoilsport in BJP’s membership drive as the State BJP has failed to achieve the target giv...

IAF rescues 4 fishermen stranded in Tawi

JAMMU: Four fishermen were rescued by an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter in a daring operation on Monday after they were stranded on an under-construction bridge at the swollen Tawi river here. Tw...

Modi calls up Trump, flags Imran's anti-India rhetoric

NEW DELHI: In the first highest-level interaction after India's announcement on Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump...

Flights Ops likely to be suspended from Jammu airport for half of Oct

JAMMU: The construction work for the expansion of Jammu Airport is likely to commence soon as the authorities would suspend flight operations in the month of October for 15 days. “In the view of co...

Post Pulwama, Army was ready for conventional war

NEW DELHI: In the run up to Balakot strikes, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat very categorically conveyed to the top brass of the government that his force was fully ready to deal with any ground offensiv...

Need to reach out to Kashmiris, says Gen Hooda

PUNE: There was a need to reach out to Kashmiris and bridge the communication gap through "political" measures, Lt Gen DS Hooda (retd) said, adding that scrapping the provisions of Article 370 had ch...

Shah Faesal’s detention challenged

JAMMU: A plea was moved in the Delhi High Court on Monday alleging that former IAS officer Shah Faesal was illegally detained at the IGI Airport here on August 14 and taken back to Srinagar where he ...

J&K Bank lowers interest rate on loans by 0.10%

SRINAGAR: J&K Bank has lowered its marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) by 0.10 percent for various tenors, a step it said, has been taken following the decrease in repo rate by the Reser...

Pak Army chief Gen Bajwa gets 3-yr extension

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended for another three years by Prime Minister Imran Khan in view of the "regional security environment", an official anno...

Pak summons India's Dy HCfor 4th time

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia for the fourth time over alleged ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC). ...

Cross-LoC bus service suspended

JAMMU: The weekly Poonch-Rawalakot bus across the Line of Control was suspended on Monday, following PoK's apparent decision to call off the service. The bus service was suspended after authorities ...

All CAPF personnel to retire at 60 years now

NEW DELHI: All Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel will now retire at a uniform age of 60 years, a government order said on Monday. The Union Home Ministry order, accessed by a newswire, s...

Administration reassures after ‘temporary internet snapping’ triggers panic in Jammu

Srinagar\JAMMU: The Civil administration and Police on Sunday reassured the people of Jammu region after rumors triggered by suspension of 2G mobile internet in Jammu led to a state of complete chaos...

Kashmir: restrictions further eased in 50 PS areas; old protests, more landlines restored

Srinagar: Restrictions were further eased in 50 police station areas of the Valley on Sunday though curbs were tightened in some parts of Srinagar after stray incidents of violence and internet serv...

MCI norms violated: 2300 beds in GMCH, its Associated Hospitals against sanctioned 650

JAMMU: The violation of Medical Council of India (MCI) norms in Jammu and Kashmir could be well assessed from the fact that the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H), Jammu, and its Associa...

Sher-i-Kashmir police medals nixed?

JAMMU: Even as the action in the counter-terrorism grid of Jammu and Kashmir fetched central security forces maximum gallantry medals amongst the decorations announced by the government and the Armed...

Namgyal blames Cong for China capturing Demchok

LEH: Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, the BJP MP from Ladakh who shot to fame after his impassioned speech on Article 370 in Parliament, feels the region did not get due importance in defence policies under ...

Focus on isolating militants, not allow them mislead people: DGP

SRINAGAR: Asserting that the focus of his men is not letting the militants succeed in misleading the general public, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said that the his force ...

Pakistan breaches LoC again, no loss

JAMMU: After a lull of less than 24 hours, Pakistan violated the ceasefire again as its troops targeted forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district for the second s...

22 killed, 12 hurt in Himachal’s highest ever rainfall, landslides

SHIMLA: At least 22 people were killed and 12 others injured in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, even as the local Indian Meteorological Department said that the hilly state rece...

Any talks in future with Pakwill only be on PoK: Rajnath

JAMMU: Raising the pitch on PoK issue, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said any talks with Pakistan in future would be only about Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, giving out a strong message to th...

Jitendra expects ‘full integration’

JAMMU: Union minister and Member of Parliament from Udhampur Dr Jitendra Singh on Sunday voiced hope that the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir would be integrated with India, even as he asserted that the Ce...

Cong has lost its way, says Hooda

ROHTAK: Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday virtually threatened to part ways with the Congress ahead of the assembly polls and slammed his party's stand on revoking provisi...

Dhoni’s stint with TA ends

JAMMU: After completing his spell with his Territorial Army unit across the Jammu and Kashmir, former India captain MS Dhoni has now returned to New Delhi with wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva. Dhoni h...

Machail Mata Yatra reaches Kishtwar

JAMMU: The holy mace of Machail Mata reached Kishtwar township on Sunday for the annual special prayer at the shrine. Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana and Senior Superintendent of Police Harme...

Valley Curbs eased after 12 days, Landlines partially restored, ‘more relaxations’ today

SRINAGAR: After a 12-day-long information blackout and prohibition on public movement, the restrictions were eased and landline phone services restored in some areas of the Kashmir Valley on Saturday...

Solider martyred in LoC breach, ‘heavy damage’ inflicted on Pak

JAMMU: A soldier was martyred on Saturday as Pakistan violated ceasefire by shelling forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, prompting strong response from the...

Restrictions eased in 5 Jammu districts, 2G mobile internet restored in 5 others

JAMMU: Life started limping back to normal in the Jammu region on Saturday after the authorities restored low-speed (2G) mobile internet services in five districts of Jammu region and eased restricti...

Priyanka hits out at detention of JKPCC leaders

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the government on Saturday, asking on what grounds her party's leaders were taken into custody in Jammu and Kashmir. She asked whether it ...

After UT status, Ladakh seeks tribal area status to ‘protect its identity’

LEH: Prominent leaders of Ladakh on Saturday made a fervent appeal to the Centre to declare the region a tribal area under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution to protect its identity. In a memor...

Arun Jaitley on life support, Guv, top leaders visit AIIMS

JAMMU: Former finance minister Arun Jaitley has been put on life support system at the AIIMS New Delhi, where Governor Satya Pal Malik among several leaders visited him to enquire about his health. ...

DGP reviews security in south Kashmir

ANANTNAG: The Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh on Saturday visited Pulwama and Anantnag districts in south Kashmir to review security arrangements and assured that prohibitory orders will ...

Resident Manager SIDCO acquitted

JAMMU: A special court on Jammu acquitted then Resident Manager of J&K SIDCO at New Delhi along with another accused for the failure of prosecution to prove its case. Special Judge Anticorruption Ja...

India says matter is internal, Pak asked to stop terror to start talks

UNITED NATIONS: India on Friday firmly told Pakistan that it has to stop terrorism to start talks as the UN Security Council held a rare closed door meeting to discuss revocation of the special statu...

PM Modi defends 370 scrap New approach was needed

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reserved sharp words for the Congress and other opposition parties in his Independence Day speech on Thursday, questioning why the grand old party didn’t make ...

‘State’ soon after normalcy, Madhav assures in Jammu

JAMMU: Senior BJP leader and national General Secretary Ram Madhav on Friday said "Union Territory" status to Jammu and Kashmir is given for a period till the normalcy returns and it will be a state ...

Jitendra claims J&K had most peaceful I-day, Eid in 30 years

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed its "most peaceful" Independence Day and Eid celebrations this year since militancy erupted in the state three decades ago, Union minister Jitendra Singh said o...

PMSS SC extends admission deadline by one month

JAMMU: In a relief to thousands of Jammu and Kashmir students selected for a special scholarship scheme, the Supreme Court on Friday extended by a month the deadline for taking admission in various e...

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, Rajnath hints change in nuclear use policy

Jaipur: India is "firmly committed" to its 'no first use' of nuclear weapons policy but future of the security doctrine will depend on the circumstances, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday...

SC finds 370 case petitions defective, refuses to examine

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refrained from examining the legal challenges posed to the changes made in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the petitions filed on th...

J&K Bank: Rs 350 Cr scam in third case under ACB scanner

JAMMU: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) registered a fresh case in the loan fraud worth over Rs 350 crore in Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Friday and conducted searches at different places in Bengaluru. ...

On Haryana campaign, Shah says Cong saved Art 370 for vote greed

JIND: Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir is a "big milestone for the country's unity and accused the Congress of not taking the step because of i...

Normalcy challenge in Kashmir: Curbs to ease, phones may buzz

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today indicated that the state administration was taking the normalcy challenge by gradually easing out security restrictions and restoring limited communic...

Governor reviews conduct of Independence Day celebrations, conclusion of Shri Amarnathji Yatra, prevailing security scenario

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik today reviewed the conduct of Independence Day celebrations and security scenario with the Advisors and Chief Secretary here at the Raj Bhavan last evening. Gov...

One Nation, One Constitution and power to the people: PM Modi

New Delhi: On I-Day eve, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking exclusively to IANS just days after his government's decision on Article 370 noted how he was troubled and saddened by the fact that t...