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J&K on alert after intel inputs of Pulwama-like terror attack

SRINAGAR: An intelligence input about a major terror strike in Kashmir, reportedly shared by Pakistan, has prompted a high alert in the Valley, a top security official said here on Sunday. The inp...

3 civilians injured in Pak firing

JAMMU: After a brief lull on the Line of Control, the Pakistani Army on Sunday evening violated the ceasefire in Poonch, resulting into injuries to three civilians including two girls even as the cow...

Guv: J&K yearning for Change, development the way forward

JAMMU: Seeking personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accelerating the development which is imperative for putting Jammu and Kashmir on the path of peace, progress and prosperity, ...

Oppn demands early elections in J&K as first session of 17th LS commences today

JAMMU: The early conduct of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir which is without a democratically elected government for a year now remained up in the Opposition agenda in an all-party meeting ca...

Injured in Anantnag terror attack, brave heart loses battle to death

JAMMU: After fighting the bullet wounds sustained in Wednesday's terrorist attack in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir Police inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan lost the battle to death at the premier AIIMS in Ne...

Funds received from abroad, spent for personal gains, rifts in Hurriyat

SRINAGAR: The NIA has alleged that its probe into terror financing in Jammu and Kashmir has revealed that hardline separatist leaders received funds from abroad and utilised them for personal gains -...

Governance infrastructure of militants inside jails smashed

SRINAGAR: In a major achievement, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has busted 'Shuara-e-Zindan' (supreme council for jail), a term used by militants for governance inside prisons, and restored the prison...

To revive Mission 44+, BJP to enroll 20 L primary members

JAMMU: To achieve its unaccomplished ‘Mission 44 plus’ in Jammu and Kashmir, the state BJP, on the directions of party high command, has decided to launch special drive to enroll 20 lakh people of th...

Rasana Case Vishal acquitted as Court set aside PWs’ statement

PATHANKOT: The only acquittal in the Kathua rape-and-murder case came as the trial court set aside the statement of three prosecution witnesses who had claimed that Vishal Jangotra, the son of main c...

39.6 Degree C in Jammu

JAMMU: Scorching heat continued to prevail here on Sunday, with the mercury recording 39.6 degrees Celsius, the meteorological department said. The weather agency has forecast scattered rains and ...

Kupwara youth joins militancy

SRINAGAR: A youth, who had gone missing from frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara few days ago, has reportedly joined Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), as his picture flaunting an AK-47 rifle has gone viral on...

Guv greets people on Kabir Jayanti

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik has greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Kabir Jayanti. In his message of felicitations, Governor observed that the writings of Saint Kabir continue to i...

Women thrashed in Muktsar: AAP demands strong action against accused

Mukatsar, Jun 16 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded strong action against those accused of thrashing a women in this district of Punjab. On Friday, a woman was allegedly dragged out of her hom...

Union Minister reviews supply of fertilizers

JAMMU: Union Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers, Mansukh L. Mandaviya on Saturday convened a review meeting regarding supply and availability of fertilizers in Jammu and Kashmir. Stressin...

Strike by DPS Budgam staff sparks protest by parents, govt intervenes

WAJAHAT SHABIR SRINAGAR: The strike observed by the staff including teachers and bus drivers of Delhi Public School (DPS), Budgam has caused closure of academic session for two days and prompted p...

Commercial flights-Boeing, airbus soon on Kargil Airport

JAMMU: The commercial flights-Boeing and airbus will soon ply on Kargil Airport with the assistance of Airport Authority of India (AAI) as the state government and Union Civil Aviation Ministry have ...

Farooq: Urdu symbol of Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb

SRINAGAR: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said on Saturday that Urdu had never belonged to a particular faith or sect, but there was a kind of "communal mentality" that is spreading a "...

Disregarding norms, PDD fails to ensure safety of field staff 20-25 deaths every year, scores become handicapped

AVINAV VERMA JAMMU: In utter disregard to set up norms to ensure safety of its field staff, the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (JKPDD) has so far failed to provide safety equipment...

Tribal Affairs Dept fails to spend funds

JAMMU: Despite the liberal attitude central government adopted in providing funds for the tribal welfare schemes, the state Tribal Affairs Department (TAB) has been failed to utilize the funds alloca...

Govt tough against J&K terror: Jr HM

JAMMU: Extending the tough stance against terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir exhibited by his senior Amit Shah, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Saturday asserted that Prime Minister Na...

Four of family drowned in Ladakh, teen in Doda

SRINAGAR: Exactly a week after nine members of two families were crushed to death in a road accident, the tragedy struck the Ladakh region again on Saturday when four members of a family were drowned...

ACB files FIR against Srinagar Dy mayor, J&K Bank, officials

SRINAGAR: The Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a case against the city's Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran and officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank for alleged illegal appropriation of crores of rupe...

Terrorism shrunk in Valley, time to focus on Dev: Malik

JAMMU: Noting that there was a marked improvement in the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said that the incidents of terrorist activities have come d...

Shah likely to visit J&K on June 30

SRINAGAR: Amit Shah is likely to make his maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir as Union Home Minister on June 30 where he is likely to have the glimpse of holy Shiv lingum at the cave-shrine of Shri Ama...

Pak wants equality in talks: FM

BISHKEK: Pakistan wants talks with India on the "basis of equality" and in a "dignified manner" and has said it's up to New Delhi to decide whether it wants to engage with Islamabad to reconcile issu...

15 SIs, ASIs reshuffled

JAMMU: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu, Tejinder Singh on Saturday shuffled fifteen Sub Inspectors and Assistant Sub Inspectors. As per an official order issued by the SSP, Sub Inspector...

Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ to resume from June 30

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be back with his monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme from June 30. “We will meet once again thanks to the radio, share joy, positivity and c...

Kargil’s Rs 125 Cr dist plan OK’ed

KARGIL: The Annual General Council meeting of LAHDC Kargil today approved Rs 125.50 cr Annual District Plan for Kargil District for the year 2019-2020 here today. The meeting was chaired by Chairman ...

Leh MP resigns as CEC

LEH: After his election to the Parliament, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal on Friday resigned from his present post of Chief Executive Councilor of the 5th Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh. N...

Tribunal to review JeI ban from Wed

SRINAGAR: The tribunal set up by centre to adjudicate if there exists sufficient cause to ban the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) will hold sittings at High Court Complex, Srinagar for three ...

Committee for IPS’ promotion re-constituted

JAMMU: The state government on Friday re-constituted the Screening Committee for promotion of IPS Officers to the grade of Director General of Police or Additional Director General of Police or equiv...

Jud custody till Jul 12 for 3 separatists

SRINAGAR: A Delhi court Friday sent Kashmiri separatists Shabir Shah, Asiya Andrabi and Masarat Alam Bhat, arrested by NIA in connection with a terror funding case, to judicial custody till July 12. ...

AMRIT centers soon to be a reality in Jammu MoU to be signed this month

ARVIND SHARMA JAMMU: Finally, after the passage of more than 4 years since the launch of scheme for providing cheaper medicines and implants to the patients, decks have been cleared for opening Af...

2 LeT ultras killed 4 held while trying to cross LoC

SRINAGAR: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district on Friday. Based on inputs about the presence of militants, security forces compri...

SAC focuses on reducing litigations; Rs 5411 Cr Jehlum flood management plan gets go ahead 20 Assisting Counsel, 120 Standing counsels to be engaged; HC staff gets 10% pay hike

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC)—equivalent to Cabinet in popular government on Friday took a number of important policy decisions including reoragnisation of Advocate General’s offic...

At SCO, Modi-Imran exchange pleasantries Nations sponsoring Terrorism must be held accountable: PM

BISHKEK: Amid the deep chill in bilateral ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan exchanged pleasantries on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (...

Army rescues 81 stranded tourists

SRINAGAR: As many as 81 tourists, including women and children -- who were stranded due to multiple landslides following incessant rain in Ladakh region – were rescued by Army, a defence ministry spo...

Driver denied bail for mowing down Constable

JAMMU: The State High Court on Friday denied the bail application of a truck driver for mowing down an on-duty cop on a checkpoint in 2017. On 14 January 2017, Mohd Maqbool Dar of Kupwara was drivin...

Two killed, 26 injured in twin Doda mishaps

BHADERWAH: Two persons were killed and 26 others injured in two separate incidents in Doda district on Friday. A woman was among the two persons who died and a teenage girl was seriously injured aft...

Pak action against terrorism must for peace: Modi tells Xi

BISHKEK: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday raised the issue of cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan during his talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping here and told him his countrys "al...

Pak ordered Anantnag attack: Guv

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday expressed deep anguish over the loss of 5 CRPF men in Wednesday's terror attack in Anantnag district as floral tributes were paid to the slain personnel...

JKP martyrs ex-gratia relief hiked to Rs 20L

SRINAGAR: In an array of significant decisions aimed at strengthening of different welfare measure, the Central Police Welfare Committee (CPWC) Thursday enhanced the ex-gratia to the next of kin of J...

ZEO among 9 acquitted

SRINAGAR: The anti-corruption court has acquitted nine persons including former Zonal Education Officer Nishat, a senior assistant and seven lady teachers in a fake appointment case registered by the Vigilance Organization Kashmir 20 years ago. The court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar, R N Watal was deciding 20 years old case of Anticorruption department regarding fake appointments i...

Special train between Katra, Karnataka

NEW DELHI: Railways will run weekly superfast express special train between Katra and Karnataka for the convenience of passengers and also to clear extra rush of travellers. The 06521 Yesvantpur-S...

Temp 40.4, heat wave prevails

JAMMU: Heatwave conditions prevailed here Thursday, with the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir recording a high of 40.4 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological (MeT) Department said. The minimum tempe...

AN32 crash: All 13 Air Warriors killed

NEW DELHI: All 13 air-warriors on board an AN-32 transport aircraft that crashed in a heavily forested mountainous area in Arunachal Pradesh 10 days back were killed, the Indian Air Force said Thursd...

SHO Pancheri attached, SI suspended, probe ordered

JAMMU: In what was a brazen violation of prison norms, two senior officers of Police Station Pancheri allegedly received Rs 1 lakh as bribe from the family to two murder accused persons, only to take...

Jurisdiction of ACB Police Stns notified

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s administration on Thursday notified the territorial jurisdiction of police stations of State’s premier anti-graft body---the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). As per an official notification issued by the state government today, districts of Jammu, Kathua, Samba and Reasi will fall under Police Station ACB Jammu, while Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban and Udhampur will fall under the ...

Sel teachers’ concurrent degrees to be examined

JAMMU: Four months after mooting a proposal for laying down a mechanism to deal with degrees with overlapping period, the government on Thursday set up two official panels—one each for Kashmir and Jammu region, which will submit its suggestion within one month to provide a solution to the issue. “These panels would examine the issue of selectees for the post of teacher, ...

Principal IGGDC appts son registrar, Court stops salary

JAMMU: Observing that Dr Romesh Singh withheld the post of registrar of Indira Gandhi Government Dental College (IGGDC), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to engage his son, the state High Court on Thursday withheld the salary of registrar for the month of June, who was engaged for the period of three years. Justice Sanjeev Kumar was hearing a petition filed by Mandeep Sharma ...

5 CRPF men martyred in terror strike, militant killed, 5 injured

SRINAGAR: In a daring broad daylight strike, two militants, believed to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed group, struck in a busy road in Anantnag district of South Kashmir Wednesday killing five CRPF personn...

‘Drop guns, let’s talk on lunch’ || Malik reaches out to militants

SRINAGAR: Walking the extra mile aimed at restoring peace in the strife-torn state, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday reiterated his dialogue proposal and made a very interesting offer to militan...

J&K Bank State’s glory, Govt will protect it: CS

SRINAGAR: Defending the removal of Jammu and Kashmir Bank chairman Parvez Ahmad, the state government said on Wednesday that it would protect the institution which is the jewel crown of the State and...

Ruling elite corrupt, no one will be spared: Guv

SRINAGAR: In a startling claim, Governor Satya Pal Malik Wednesday said Rs 300 crore would have changed hands as kickbacks, had he not cancelled two deals between the state government and private com...

President's rule extended

JAMMU: With Election Commission categorically ruling out the possibility of holding Assembly elections for at least next three months, the Centre on Wednesday approved extension of the President’s ru...

Balwant appointed India’s Cultural Diplomat to South Africa

JAMMU: In a moment of proud for the entire state, prolific personality of Jammu and Kashmir, Balwant Thakur has been appointed by Union Ministry of External Affairs as the Cultural Diplomat of India ...

3 killed in rains, storm in Valley

SRINAGAR: Strong windstorm coupled with incessant rains over the past 24 hours resulted in death of three persons and injuries to two others, even as low lying areas in the Valley were inundated flas...

Transporters’ strike badly hits normal life

JAMMU: Normal life was hit in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday due to the state-wide strike by transporters to protest against the administration's decision on the installation of location-tracking dev...

Pak snubbed: PM not to use its airspace for SCO

NEW DELHI: In a clear snub to Islamabad, New Delhi on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modis special plane will bypass pakistan's airspace en route to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he is going on Thursday to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said the VVIP aircraft will fly via Oman, Iran and the Central Asian cou...

Services of PPs, APPs terminated

SRINAGAR: The Government has terminated services of all Public Prosecutors (APs) and Additional Public Prosecutors (APPs) working in various courts across the State. “In exercise of the powers conferred by sub- (1) of section 492 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Samvat, 1989 read with sub-rule (3) of rule 21 of the Jammu and Kashmir Law Officers (Appointment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2...

5.3 quake jolts Valley

SRINAGAR: A moderate intensity earthquake occurred in Kashmir on Wednesday whose epicentre was in Pakistan region. Sonam Lotus, Director of MET office said: "A moderate intensity eart hquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred at 8.40 a.m. today. "The coordinates of the earthquake were latitude 36.4 degrees north and longitude 72.7 degrees east. "The epicentre was in Pakistan region. ...

In Rasana rape-and-murder case…|| ‘Facts Are Many. Truth Is One’

JAMMU: Pathankot District and Sessions Court on Monday sentenced three men including the mastermind to life imprisonment till last breath for the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic gir...

#KathuaRapeandMurderCase || Case Timeline

January 10, 2018: 8-year-old Bakarwal girl goes missing in Rasana village while grazing cattle. January 12, 2018: FIR is registered on the complaint of victim's father at Hiranagar police station....

Wanted death: victim's family welcomes verdict

JAMMU: The father of the eight-year-old nomadic girl, who was gangraped and murdered in Kathua, welcomed the Monday judgement convicting six men in the case, but said his family was expecting that th...

CB may challenge acquittal of Vishal

JAMMU: The Crime Branch Monday said it may challenge the acquittal of the seventh accused in the Kathua gang rape-cum-murder case. IGP Ahfadul Mujtaba of the state police Crime Branch, which inves...

Pak to allow Modi fly, PMs meet a suspense

JAMMU: Pakistan on Monday decided in principle to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he has to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisati...

Jammu hottest at 44.4 deg Cel

JAMMU: The winter capital sizzled at 44.4 degrees Celsius on Monday which has been recorded as the hottest day of the season so far, as power and water woes added to the discomfort of the people. ...

No co-ordination among JKPCB, MVD, Traffic dept allow old vehicles to add to air pollution

JAMMU: The state government has failed to curb menace of air pollution contributed by vehicle emissions in Jammu and Kashmir despite the reports that the pollution checking centers are not adhering t...

Thousands gather for Kheer Bhawani mela, PM Modi extends wishes to KPs

TULMULLA: Thousands of Kashmiri Pandit devotees prayed at the famous Ragnya Devi temple here in Ganderbal district on Monday as the Kheer Bhawani mela was celebrated amid chants of religious hymns an...

Help for peace, Rawat asks Kashmiri students

NEW DELHI: Army chief General Bipin Rawat Monday asked a group of Kashmiri students to contribute towards creating a peaceful atmosphere in Kashmir and to "stay away from wrongful activities". The...