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Advisor Kumar meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor and Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Governor discussed with Advisor and Chief Secretary a ra...

Chief Secretary reviews level of disaster preparedness in the state

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Friday chaired a meeting to review the level of disaster preparedness in both divisions of the State, in the aftermath of the flood like situation tha...

AEBAS registration of employees reviewed

UDHAMPUR: District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar today reviewed the progress of Aadhaar Enable Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) registration of government employees here at a meeting of heads of departments. The meeting was informed that 4644 employee of different departments besides 2752 of education have been registered on AEBAS and the process is going on. The DDC instructed ...

Rajouri: EO suspended, BDO attached, salary of 30 officials withheld

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad today ordered suspension of an Executive Officer, attachment of a Block Development Officer and withheld salaries of 30 officials of health department, even as he sought explanation from CMO, BMO Nowshera, Sunderbani, Darhal, Kalakote and Manjakote for their failure to enforce discipline and punctuality of officials in health institut...

Annual Sarthal Devi yatra begins at Kishtwar

KISHTWAR: The annual Shri Ashtadash Bhuja Mata Sarthal Devi Ji Yatra began with great religious fervour and gaiety here this morning. A hawan at Gori Shankar Mandir, Sarkoot marked the start of the ...

Power supply to remain affected

JAMMU: In order to carry out development works by M/S IRCON International Ltd. Under R-APDRP Scheme, the Shutdown of 11 KV feeders is being observed. During the shutdown, the power supply to Channi Himmat and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on July 21, 23 and 25 from 7 am to 11 am. Similarly, the power supply to Sainik Colony and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on July 24 an...

Govt seeks details of orders issued without approval of competent authority

SRINAGAR: The Government has sought details of all the orders issued in recent past by some Departments /HoDS at their own level without approval of the Cabinet or concurrence of the Finance Department. “It has been brought to the notice of the Government that certain Departments /HoDs have in the recent past issued orders at their own level without approval of the Cabinet or concurrence of the ...

Commissioner Secy PDD reviews power scenario under EGSA at Baramulla

BARAMULLA: Commissioner Secretary Power Development Department (PDD), Hirdesh Kumar today chaired a meeting to review the power scenario and the implementation of related schemes and programmes in th...

DC Srinagar reviews preparations for Measles Rubella campaign starting from Sept 1

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Friday chaired a meeting to review the preparations for the Measles Rubella vaccination campaign to be launched in the district as p...

Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary interacts with Ranji Trophy trial players, selectors

BANDIPORA: The District Development Commissioner Bandipora, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today visited SK sports stadium, Bandipora and interacted with the selectors and the teams participating for JKCA Ranji Trial. As many as 80 players of the district are in the trial for selection to play in JK Ranji Trophy. The selection is being done under the supervision of chief selector Jammu and Kashmir Cr...

Man convicted in cheque bounce case

SOPORE: District Mobile Magistrate Sopore Jehangir Bakshi today sentenced a man for 18 months long imprisonment along with fine of Rs 180000 coupled with 9% rate of interest in connection with a cheque bounce case. Accordingly, the complainant approached the said court who was issued a cheque in 2013 which was not honored by the concerned bank. Subsequently, a case was filed against the accused...

7742 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR: On the 23rd day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 7,742 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 2,24,340 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

Plantation drive held

JAMMU: As part of Van Mahotsav celebration, Department of Social Forestry, Jammu is organizing a series of plantation drive programmes. In this chain of events, Social Forestry Division, Jammu organized plantation cum awareness programme here at Shakti Nagar Park under the supervision of Regional Director, Parveen. K. Raghav Prominent civilians, social activists besides staff members participat...

Advisor Vijay Kumar reviews functioning of SPCB

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today stressed on the officials of the State Pollution Control Board to be more active, responsive and interactive while performing their duties of enactme...

Dr Samoon chairs State Road Safety Council meeting

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary, Transport Department, Dr. Asgar Samoon today chaired a meeting of State Road Safety Council (SRSC). The meeting was attended by Transport Commissioner J&K, Saugat Biswas, Additional Secretary (Tech), Transport, Additional Secretaries of Home Department, School Education, Housing & Urban Development and Deputy Director (Planning) of Transport Department. During the...

Govt reconstitutes panel on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SRINAGAR: Government today accorded sanction for the reconstitution of the Complaint Committee under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Secretary Higher Education Department, Sarita Chauhan has been appointed as Chairperson, while Special Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department Kusum Badyal, Section Officer, Industries & Commerce ...

Secy RDD for creating awareness about MGNREGA related works

SRINAGAR: Stressing the importance to bring transparency and accountability in the implementation of the MGNREGA scheme, the Secretary, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda today directe...

Shrine Board provides free medical treatment to all sick/injured pilgrims at SSH Kakryal under its Medical Support Policy

KATRA: On the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, free medical treatment is being provided to all pilgrims, who fall sick or suffer accidents and, besides, to the poor, needy and certain other specified categories of patients at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal. The cost of all such medical care is borne by the Shri...

DC flags off Hajj pilgrims

UDHAMPUR: District Development Commissioner Udhampur, Ravinder Kumar flagged off 64 Hajj pilgrims of Udhampur district, here this morning. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Krishan Lal, and team of po...

DDC Reasi interacts with civil society members

REASI: District Development Commissioner Prasanna Ramaswamy G today interacted with civil society members, social activists and heads of political parties to discuss development needs of the town. T...

DDC Rajouri inspects Tourism Park, Sports Stadium

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad, along with concerned officers, today inspected available infrastructure at GudaTop Tourism Park and Sports Stadium. At GudaTop Park, t...

Implementation of Biometric attendance reviewed

REASI: The Additional District Development Commissioner, Ramesh Chander today reviewed the status of implementation of Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system in the district here at a meeting of Drawing and Disbursing Officers. The meeting was informed that maximum number of employees has been enrolled under the new system at their concerned departments. The ADDC asked all the concerned Dist...

Reasi admin reviews I-Day arrangements

REASI: District Development Commissioner, Parsanna Ramaswamy G. today reviewed the arrangements for Independence Day celebrations here today at a meeting of the concerned departments. The meeting w...

Rajouri: DC reviews Budha Amarnath Yatra arrangements

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad today reviewed and finalized arrangements for smooth conduct of Budha Amarnath Yatra commencing from August 17, here at a meeting of off...

Disposal of Grievances since imposition of Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, from 20th June till 19th July, 2018, the Grievance Cell received 5,901 complaints/grievances, of which 5,365 have been disposed of/forwarded to the concerned quarters for their timely redressal; and 1,156 complaints/grievances are under process. During this period, Governor’s Secretariat received 1,922 complaints/grievances, of which 1,784 compla...

Advisor Ganai reviews functioning of Floriculture Deptt

SRINAGAR: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today highlighted the huge potential of the Floriculture department in the state and asked the department to adopt best practices to scale up Floriculture based entrepreneurship in the state. The Advisor made these remarks while chairing the meeting to review the functioning of Floriculture Department. Secretary Floriculture Department Tal...

Anganwadi Workers, Helpers Association calls off strike

SRINAGAR: Anganwadi workers and Helpers Association today called off their strike after meeting with Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai. Presidents of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Associatio...

Commissioner Secy PDD reviews power scenario in Kupwara

KUPWARA: Commissioner Secretary Power Development Department, Hridesh Kumar, today convened a meeting of officers in Kupwara to review the progress of various schemes and programmes in power sector u...

Commissioner Secy Forest reviews progress of climate resilient agriculture projects in JK

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary Forest, Environment & Ecology, Saurabh Bhagat (CEO, Climate Change Cell) today chaired the meeting to review the progress achieved in J&K with regard to the implement...

Workshop-cum-practical training programme held at Srinagar

SRINAGAR: HOPE Disability Centre (NGO), Srinagar, in collaboration of Department of Information, Kashmir Division, Tourism, Fire and Emergency Services and State Disaster Response Force today organized one day workshop-cum-practical training programme for local youth at SDRF Office, Barzulla. The workshop was supported by CARITAS. On the occasion the Superintendent of Police, SDRF along with the...

DDC Anantnag distributes 161 aids, appliances among differently-abled children

ANANTNAG: District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik today inaugurated two-day distribution cum Fitment Camp at DIET, Anantnag. The camp is being organized by Education Depar...

DC takes stock of facilities at DH Bandipora

BANDIPORA: District Development Commissioner, Bandipora, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today conducted an extensive tour of the district and took stock of the functioning of District Hospital and Hassan ...

Secy RDD for creating awareness about MGNREGA related works

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: Stressing the importance to bring transparency and accountability in the implementation of the MGNREGA scheme, the Secretary, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda toda...

Implementation of Biometric attendance reviewed

REASI, JULY 20: The Additional District Development Commissioner, Ramesh Chander today reviewed the status of implementation of Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system in the district here at a mee...

Advisor Vijay Kumar reviews functioning of SPCB

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today stressed on the officials of the State Pollution Control Board to be more active, responsive and interactive while performing their duties ...

J&K HC directs Govt to implement Cinema Act 1975

Jammu: The cinema lovers of the state are soon going to have a gala time ahead as the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state government to implement the Jammu and Kashmir Cinema (Regulat...

Disfiguring of minor boy is savage beyond imagination: Mehbooba

Srinagar, July 20: Jammu Kashmir former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday said that the disfiguring of a minor boy in district Kupwara is savage beyond imagination. Mehbooba tweeted: “The cha...

Shrine Board provides free medical treatment to all sick/injured pilgrims at SSH Kakryal

Katra, July 20: On the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, free medical treatment is being provided to all pilgrims, who fall sick or suffer accidents an...

JKP SI nominated as Referee for Commonwealth Fencing Championship

Jammu: Sub-inspector in Jammu and Kashmir Police Rashid Ahmed Choudhary is nominated as Refree for Junior and Cadet Commonwealth fencing championship which is going to be held at Newcastle England fr...

Police to go hi-tech, don uniform with body cameras

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir is all set to go high-tech as the department is contemplating to obtain ‘body cameras’ for its men to make the force more robust in policing apart from strengthening t...

SP Risks Life to save Constable from Mob Lynching in Kupwara

Srinagar: Asp Kupwara Shafkat Hussaain while risking his life has saved a life of his constable on Thursday. A police constable was ruthlessly beaten by mob in Batergam Kupwara during intervening ...

Fear of poaching gives sleepless nights to Kashmir's politicians

Srinagar, July 20: Beware of predators and poachers, take care of your flock. This is the classic warning for shepherds while they graze their flock in the Himalayan meadows. In Kashmir's political m...

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Noor Khan (Gulam Hassan Malik) joined terrorism in 1989 to become a terrorist leader. Noor Khan expired yesterday in Jammu and on hearing the news; deep pain in my heart resembled as if I have los...

Chopper service providers fined Rs 1 lakh for violating agreement in JK's Kishtwar

Jammu, Jul 20: Hundreds of pilgrims performing the Shri Hud Mata Yatra in the remote Dachan mountainous belt in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district are facing hardships due to the failure of two pr...

Boy drowns in Jehlum in south Kashmir

Srinagar, July 20: A boy drowned in river Jehlum at south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said here on Friday. They said Amir Ahmad drowned in the river at Lelhara, Kakpora of Awanti...

Landslides disrupt traffic on historic Mughal road

Srinagar, July 20: Traffic on historic 86-km-long Mughal road was disrupted for several hours due to landslides, triggered by rains on Friday, while Srinagar-Jammu and highway, linking Ladakh with Ka...

Over 3,500 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Srinagar, July 20: Over 3,500 pilgrims, including women and saints, on Friday morning left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps for the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. Over ...

J&K HC directs Govt to implement Cinema Act 1975

Jammu, July 20: The cinema lovers of the state are soon going to have a gala time ahead as the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state government to implement the Jammu and Kashmir Cinema...

Army gears up to celebrate 'Vijay Divas'

Srinagar, July 20: Army is gearing up to celebrate 'Vijay Diwas', victory over Pakistani troops during 1999 Kargil war, on July 25 and 26, by organising a number of functions. The celebration will...

Kupwara shuts against murder of missing minor boy

Kupwara, July 19: Shutdown and protests errupted in Gulgam area of Kupwara and several adjoining areas after the recovery dead body of a minor boy of Batergam spread in the entire district. Acco...

Missing Youth From South Kashmir’s Pulwama Village, Joined Militant Ranks,

Srinagar: Missing youth of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, joined militant ranks, pic goes viral on Social Media. Showkat Ahmad Dar Son of Nazir Ahmad Dar, hailing from Murran area of the distri...

Hajj-2018: SHC issues flight schedule for 21 to 24 July, 2018

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: The State Haj Committee (SHC) issued flight schedule for 21th to 24th July, 2018, for the information of public in general and intending Haj Pilgrims in particular. According to...

ADC Ganderbal reviews traffic scenario

GANDERBAL, JULY 19: Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Naseer Ahmad Wani reviewed the traffic scenario in Ganderbal district and directed officials to use modern and time-tested methods to reg...

DDC Baramulla chairs public grievances redress camp at Boniyar

BARAMULLA: District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash chaired a public grievance redressal camp at Boniyar Uri. The camp was aimed to get the first-hand appraisal of public...

DC Jammu reviews performance of education, health deptts

JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar reviewed the progress on infrastructure development projects of Education and Health Sectors in the district, here at meeting of the concerned departments. ...

Chief Secretary chairs 109th FAC meeting

SRINAGAR: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam in its 109th meeting cleared 13 proposals of urgent developmental and public importance, on the specif...

DC Kishtwar reviews Machail Yatra arrangements

KISHTWAR: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana reviewed arrangements for the upcoming annual Machail Mata yatra here at a meeting of officers and representatives of local religious or...

1,753 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Jammu, July 20: A batch of 1,753 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, police said. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy as ...

J&K SVO raids CAPD official’s residence, seizes gold, silver worth crores

Jammu, Jul 19: The Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation on Thursday raided the residence of CAPD official Pranav Gandotra and seized gold and silver worth crores, an official spokesman here...

India will be watching us, says PM on No Trust debate

New Delhi, July 20: All eyes will be on Lok Sabha on Friday as the House will take up for a day-long debate and voting on the first No-Confidence Motion against the government headed by Prime Ministe...

Panchayat, ULB Polls Govt forms committees for drawing road map, schedule

SRINAGAR: In line with the tentative September-October timeline the Governor N N Vohra has set for holding the elections to revive the grassroots democracy, the state government on Thursday constitut...

Oppn, Govt brace for no-trust vote today

NEW DELHI: The Modi government is expected to have a smooth sailing when it faces the first no-confidence motion in four years in the Lok Sabha tomorrow with all eyes on fence sitters like the AIADMK...

Ex-BJP Ministers ‘hijack’ Samba locals’ meeting with Interlocutor

JAMMU: In an uncharacteristic and bizarre incident, two ex-ministers from BJP today attracted jibes from the locals when they complained about Governor not coming up to the expectations of people of ...

LeT terrorist killed

SRINAGAR: A Pakistani terrorist belonging to terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was killed by the security forces in an encounter today in the Handwara area of Kupwara district, even as terrorist...

Dialogue with Pakistan only in terror-free atmosphere: Centre

JAMMU: Asserting that any meaningful dialogue with the neighbouring country can be held only in a terror-free atmosphere, the Centre government today said it has made no offer of talks to Pakistan. ...

In RS, Jitendra’s ‘I beg’ invites Naidu’s rebuke

JAMMU: In an awkward situation last seen in December 2017 in the upper house, Union Minister Jitendra Singh was today admonished by Rajya Sabha Chairman Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for using the using ...

RASANA TRIAL Executive Magistrate’s jurisdiction questioned

JAMMU: In the latest development in the ongoing trial in Rasana minor rape-and-murder case at Pathankot, the defense counsel today raised questions on the jurisdiction of an Executive Magistrate who ...

Army Cadre Restructuring: Top brass asked for recommendations

JAIPUR: Senior Army officers have been asked to make suggestions on cadre restructuring in the force, a top commander said here today. "There is a review which is going on but nothing has been dec...

CBI files charge sheet against Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: The CBI today filed a charge sheet against Congress leader P Chidambaram and his son Karti for alleged irregularities and criminal conspiracy in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. The suppleme...

7665 pilgrims pay obeisance

SRINAGAR: On the 22nd day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 7665 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave, taking the number of Yatris to have had the darshan of the Shivling to 216598. Meanwhil...

No deputations for training outside J&K sans GAD’s approval

SRINAGAR: The state government today asked all its departments not to depute any officer for training outside the state without the prior approval of the general administration department (GAD). "...

Raju is Excise Com, Vishesh Speaker’s OSD

JAMMU: The state government on Thursday assigned the charge of the post of Excise Commissioner, J&K to M. Raju, Commissioner Commercial Taxes. “In the interest of administration, M Raju, IAS(JK:2...

Rs 39 L sanctioned for militancy victims

BARAMULLA: The District level Screening–cum-Consultative Committee Baramulla today sanctioned Rs 39 lakh to militancy victims in the district. A meeting of the committee was held under the chairma...

DC Kishtwar reviews Machail Yatra arrangements

KISHTWAR: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana today reviewed arrangements for the upcoming annual Machail Mata yatra here at a meeting of officers and representatives of local religi...

DC Rajouri listens to public issues, takes stock of dev needs at Darhal

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Aijaz Asad, with a team of district officers, listened to public grievances, issues and demands related to development and service delivery at a public outreach camp held today here at Darhal. ACR A Q Mir, ACD Akhtar Hussain Qazi, CEO RDA Dr Tahir Firdous, CPO A H Choudhary, ExEn PWD Mushtaq Raina, ExEn PHE Nisar Khan, ExEn PMGSY Zubair Choudhary, ExEn...

Chief Secretary chairs 109th FAC meeting

SRINAGAR: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam on Thursday in its 109th meeting cleared 13 proposals of urgent developmental and public importance, o...

7665 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR: On the 22nd day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 7665 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 216598 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

DC Jammu reviews performance of education, health deptts

JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar today reviewed the progress on infrastructure development projects of Education and Health Sectors in the district, here at meeting of the concerned departments. The officials from executing agencies R&B and PWD were also present at the meeting. DC impressed for judicious use of funds and close monitoring of development projects. He also reviewed achi...

Govt constitutes official panels for Panchayat, Urban Local Bodies polls

SRINAGAR: The Government today constituted State and Divisional Level Committees to conduct preparatory work for Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), for the State Level Committee Principal Secretary, Home Department would be the Chairman, while as Director General of Police, Principal Secretary Transport Department, Addit...

Comm Secy Forests reviews status of Audit & Inspection Reports

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary Forest, Environment & Ecology, Saurabh Bhagat, Thursday chaired a meeting to review the status of Observation Book (OB) items and Audit Paras in the Audit & Inspectio...

DDC Baramulla chairs public grievances redress camp at Boniyar

BARAMULLA: District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today chaired a public grievance redressal camp at Boniyar Uri. The camp was aimed to get the first-hand appraisal of public grievances and to redress them in a time bound manner. Chief Education Officer Baramulla, Chief Medical Officer Baramulla, Tehsildar Boniyar, Divisional forest officers, Assistant Director FCS&CA...

ADC Ganderbal reviews traffic scenario

GANDERBAL: Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Naseer Ahmad Wani today reviewed the traffic scenario in Ganderbal district and directed officials to use modern and time-tested methods to regulate both intra-district and inter-district transport. The meeting was attended by SDM Kangan, ARTO Ganderbal, Dy. SP Traffic Ganderbal, President Harmukh Transport Corporation Limited and President Su...

Sanai accorded warm send-off

BANDIPORA: District Administration Bandipora accorded warm send off to Khursheed Ahmad Sanai, who has been posted as Additional District Development Commissioner, Budgam. In this connection, an impressive function was held here today in which District Development Commissioner (DDC), Bandipora, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and other officials of DC office participated. Speaking on the occasion, the...

DDC for promotion of sports, cultural activities

KULGAM: District Development Commissioner, Kulgam Dr Shameem Ahmad Wani today constituted a District Level Task Force Committee to engage youth in various activities like sports and culture. The constituted Committee will monitor the youth activities in different fields like skill development, sports, art and cultural, participation of sports festivals, civic action programmes conducted by J&K p...

DDC Bandipora reviews progress of developmental works

BANDIPORA: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today conducted comprehensive review of roads and bridges sector aimed at time-bound targeted completion of vit...

DDC Kulgam for collective efforts to preserve environment

KULGAM: A daylong seminar was organized by Forest department in collaboration with education department under GO Green-Go Kulgam project at Government Girls Model Higher Secondary School Kulgam. DDC...

Hajj-2018: SHC issues flight schedule for 21 to 24 July, 2018

SRINAGAR: The State Haj Committee (SHC) today issued flight schedule for 21th to 24th July, 2018, for the information of public in general and intending Haj Pilgrims in particular. According to Executive Officer, State Haj Committee, S.Qamar Sajad, the intending Haj pilgrims of Kashmir Division have been asked to collect their travel documents two days prior to their departure from respective di...

DLSA Budgam to hold Workshop cum Advanced Training Programme for Para Legal Volunteers

BUDGAM: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Budgam is organising a Workshop cum Advanced Training Programme for Para Legal Volunteers working in different Legal Aid Clinics of the DLSA and its subordinate committees at ADR Complex Budgam on July 24 at 10:00 A.M. All Chairmen of concerned Tehsil Legal Services Committees are, therefore, requested to direct all Para-Legal Volunteers and all ...

DDC Shopian reviews implementation of DDB decisions

SHOPIAN: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian Owais Ahmed today convened a meeting to review the progress and implementation of District Development Board decisions. Among others, the mee...

DLCC sanctions Rs 39 lakh to militancy victims in Baramulla

BARAMULLA: The District level Screening–cum-Consultative Committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of District Magistrate, Baramulla Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash today. The committee scrutinized 24 cases for ex-gratia relief and 17 of them were settled on spot and 7 others were referred to concerned agencies for verification report. On the occasion, the committee sanctioned Rs.6.00 lac in fav...

Debate cum awareness programme on Juvenile Protection Laws and Advancement in Technology organized in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: Government Degree College Boys Anantnag and District Legal Services Authority Anantnag (DLSA) in collaboration with a Non-Government Organization organized one day debate cum awareness programme on the theme “Juvenile Protection Laws and Advancement in Technology” today here in the auditorium of the Government Degree College Boys Anantnag. The awareness programme was aimed at providing ...

DDC G’bal inaugurates Workshop on AEBAS Portal, reviews employee enrollment

GANDERBAL: The District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla today chaired a meeting to review the status of Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) in the government off...

Education Department distributes Aids and Appliances under SSA scheme

GANDERBAL: A programme regarding fitment/ distribution camp for children with special needs was organized at Government Boys Higher Secondary School Ganderbal by Education Department district Ganderbal under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) today. On the occasion, a team of ALIMCO (Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India) Kanpur was present in the camp for the fitment of the appliances to...

Focus should shift to harnessing renewable energy: Advisor Kumar

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today reviewed the functioning of Science & Technology department and the initiatives taken to harness all forms renewable energy in the state. He said th...

Advisor Ganai hears public grievances at Governor's Grievance Cell

SRINAGAR: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today heard public grievances at JK Governor's Grievance Cell at Church Lane, Sonwar. Dozens of public delegations, deputations and organizati...

Advisor Ganai distributes certificates among wheelchair basketball players

SRINAGAR: The Advisor to Governor, Khursheed Ahmed Ganai today distributed certificates among the participants who took part in the three-day training workshop for wheelchair basketball players of th...

Chief Secretary chairs SLSMC meeting on Housing for All (Urban) Mission

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam Thursday chaired a meeting of the State Level Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (SLSMC) for implementing 'Housing for All' (HFA) Urban Mission in...

Sans Govt nod no officer to be deputed for training outside JK

SRINAGAR: J&K Government today asked its Departments not to depute any officer/official for training outside the State/country without the prior approval of the General Administration Department (GAD). “It has been observed that some Departments depute/nominate officers outside the state/country for training programme at their own level without consultation/approval of the General Administration...

Div Com Jammu reviews Social Welfare Schemes

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today reviewed the working of the Social Welfare Department at a high-level meeting. Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar, Director Social Welfa...

First Aid training camp for drivers concludes

JAMMU: Three-day First Aid training programme organized by Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Jammu Region for commercial vehicle drivers concluded here at Col. Hira Nand Memorial Hall, Red Cross Bhawan. The participants were imparted Hands on training on CPR besides they were also made aware about prevention of Road Traffic accidents and motivated for Blood Donation and drug de-addiction. The cam...

Labour Dept provides Rs 36.20 lakh assistance to beneficiaries

UDHAMPUR: Labour Department has benefitted 470 eligible beneficiaries (Labourers) by providing them Rs 36.20 Lakh financial aid including Educational Assistance for their wards. An amount Rs 33,95,0...

Free medical checkup camp for senior citizens held at Satwari

JAMMU: Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu, in collaboration with Department of Ophthalmology Government Medical College, Jammu and ENT Department, SMGS Hospital, organized a free medical Eye and ENT checkup camp for senior citizens here at Satwari Chatha. A large number of senior citizen from in and around the area were examined by Eye/ENT team of Doctors and Para Medicos. Around 58 cases were ide...

Tree plantation drive held at Akhnoor

JAMMU: As part of Van Mahotsava celebration, Social Forestry Division, Jammu today organized a plantation drive here at Chinote falling in Social Forestry Range, Akhnoor. Regional Director, Social...

KVIB holds awareness camp for unemployed youth

JAMMU: Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) today organized an awareness camp under National Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) scheme here at Bishnah. The day long camp was organized ...

BC defeats FC 5-4, PC scores 3-2 win over MC

SRINAGAR: Badal Club (BC) defeated Friends Club (FC) in a tie-breaker by 5-4 goals, while as Pulwama Club (PC) defeated Mahindra Club (MC) by 3-2 goals here at Gindun Stadium on the second day of Ope...

Labourer dies in Kashmir as stone quarry caves in

Srinagar, Jul 19: A labourer was killed when a portion of stone quarry caved in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal on Thursday, official sources said. A group of labourers were working at a qu...

IGP officer Basant Rath allegedly slaps man, video creates buzz on social media

Srinagar, Jul 19: A video surfaced on social media purportedly showing Inspector General of Police (Traffic), Jammu and Kashmir, Basant Rath slapping a person repeatedly and calling him an idiot . ...

Seven injured in Baramulla road accident

Baramulla, Jul 19: At least seven persons, including a woman and her daughter, were injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling met with an accident on Baramulla-Uri road on Thursday, offici...

Encounter between militants and SF in north Kashmir

Srinagar, July 19: An encounter ensued between militants and security forces on Thursday afternoon in the frontier district of Kupwara, a police spokesman said. He said security forces, Special Op...

Police use social media to reunite two missing minors with their families in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 19: Jammu and Kashmir police once again used social media and reunited two missing minors, including a mentally unsound, with their families in the Kashmir valley. A police spokesma...

Narco-terrorism more dangerous than terrorism: Team Jammu

Jammu, July 19: Team Jammu, an organisation that looks into the affairs of the region, on Thursday expressed gratitude towards Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra for taking strict action against dr...

Katra hoteliers demand reservation to senior citizens, handicapped in Helicopter tickets

Jammu, July 19: A delegation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Katra on Thursday demanded reservation to senior citizens and handicapped in tickets for helicopter service operating from Katra to...

Senior J&K officials under scanner of Rajasthan ATS in fake arms licence cases

Jaipur/Srinagar, Jul 19: Several senior Jammu and Kashmir government officials are under the scanner of the Rajasthan Police's Anti Terror Squad, which is probing 4.29 lakh arms licences being issued...

Terrorists Open Fire Upon Police Party at Sopore Bypass in J&K; Area Cordoned Off

Srinagar, Jul 19: Terrorists open fired upon a police party at Sopore bypass in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. As per the latest reports, the area has been cordoned off. No casualties have been repor...

Ten killed as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, July 19: At least 10 people were killed and nine others injured when a bus plunged into a 250-metre deep gorge near Kirgani in Uttarakhand's Tehri district on Thursday. Official sources ...

G.Noida building crash toll rises to 9; many still trapped

Greater Noida, July 19: The death toll in the twin-building collapse here in Uttar Pradesh climbed to nine on Thursday, with five more bodies pulled out from the rubble of the residential apartments ...

Woman killed after being hit by train in Samba

Jammu, Jul 19: A 35-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a train in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, a railway police official said today. The woman was crossing railway tracks near Ra...

VDC member commits suicide in Doda

Jammu, Jul 19: A 60-year-old Village Defence Committee (VDC) member allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said today. Baljeet Ro...

Mehbooba meets party workers, asks them to foil designs to weaken PDP

Srinagar, Jul 18: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti chaired the first formal meeting of the PDP after the BJP pulled out from the coalition government she headed, and directed wo...

Week-long search operation in Kupwara woods concludes

Srinagar, July 19: Security forces concluded a week-long long search operation in the woods of frontier district of Kupwara after no fresh contact was established with the militants, official sources...

Militants attack police post in north Kashmir

Baramulla, July 19: Militants hurled a hand grenade towards a police post in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district on Wednesday evening, official sources said. The militants lo...

Advisors to hear public grievances at Srinagar, Jammu

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: The public delegations, deputations, organizations and individuals, who want to personally bring their grievances and demands into the notice of the Government can meet the three A...

Empowered Committee clears 32 cases for regularization

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: The 3rd meeting of the Empowered Committee constituted under SRO-520 was held under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary to Government, Finance Department, Navin K Choudhary...

Students, teachers should be ambassadors for cleanliness drive: DSEK

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: Students and teachers should be ambassadors for maintaining cleanliness in the schools in particular and society in general. This was stated by Director School Education Kashmir Dr...

Owais assumes charges as DDC Shopian

SHOPIAN, JULY 19: Owais Ahmed assumed the charge as District Development Commissioner Shopian. After assuming the charge, the DDC took an introductory meeting with all district and sectoral office...

DIC Udhampur bids farewell to outgoing DIO

UDHAMPUR, JULY 19: District Information Centre, Udhampur organized a simple but impressive farewell function for the outgoing District Information Officer, Esha Chib on her transfer as Cultural Off...

Trishu lBhaint Yatra reaches Bhaderwah

BHADERWAH, JULY 19: The day long annual TrishulBhaint Yatra, which started from Doda, reached Mata Chandi temple here at village Chinote. The Yatra was accorded rousing reception at various pla...

DC Rajouri reviews achievements under RD schemes

RAJOURI JULY 18: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad took a comprehensive review of performance of Rural Development Department including implementation of flagship schemes and prog...

Over 2,600 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 19: A fresh batch of 2,617 pilgrims left Jammu on Thursday for the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 81 vehicles for the Kashmi...

Cross-LoC Trade Governor orders screening to weed-out suspicious elements

SRINAGAR: In view of repeated reports of terror funding in Kashmir by some businessmen carrying out trade across the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan, besides smuggling of contrabands...

LS to hold debate on no-confidence motion against Modi govt on Friday

NEW DELHI: India's lower house of Parliament, the Lok Sabha, would take up debate on Opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government brought by the Telugu Desam Party a...

Rasana Trial Two cops move court against their dismissal

JAMMU: Two cops-- Sub-Inspector Anand Dutta and Head Constable Tilak Raj- whose services were terminated recently by the Police Headquarters (PHQ) on the pretext of their hand in glove with the accus...

Making lost ground, BJP deputes veterans to woo ignored workers

JAMMU: In the aftermath of changed political scenario following the fall of PDP-BJP coalition government last month, the saffron party has decided to depute its veteran faces at the party office on r...

100 terrorists, 43 SFs, 16 civilians killed in 2018, highest in three yrs

NEW DELHI: A total of 256 incidents of terrorist violence -- a steep hike from 2017 and 2016 -- have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in just six months of 2018, Home Ministry data presented in Parli...

Twin grenade attacks, no loss

SRINAGAR: On Wednesday, terrorists carried out two grenade attacks in Kashmir Valley, however, no one was hurt in the attacks. Terrorists tonight hurled a grenade towards a police post in Sopore t...

Cable TV carriage of 34 channels banned

SRINAGAR: Taking a strong note of breach of the ban it had imposed on telecasting and transmitting certain channels, the home department has directed cable television operators to stop airing over 30...

Home Deptt’s nod mandatory for calling SSPs to twin capitals

SRINAGAR: The state government has issued a circular directing that no district senior superintendent of police can be summoned to Jammu or Srinagar without permission from the Home Department, offic...

Pakistan: An election under digital surveillance, threatened democracy

Five years ago when Islamabad got its new government through first electoral transition ever in Pakistan’s history, hopes of a democratic polity taking roots in apparently theological State enlivened...

Education in Govt schools Adv Ganai urges Principals, Headmasters to take classes

SRINAGAR: Urging the Principals and Headmasters serving in Education Department to improve the quality of education in Government run schools by drawing upon the wealth of their knowledge and experie...

Family alleges negligence as woman dies after delivery

WASIM M MIR KUPWARA: The family of 31 year old woman who died hours after giving birth to a child today alleged medical negligence as the cause of her death. One Nigeena Begum, wife of Riyaz Ahma...

Amarnath: 7351 have Darshan, death toll 28

SRINAGAR: As many as 7,351 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Amarnath Cave Shrine on Wednesday after the pilgrimage in south Kashmir Himalayas resumed from Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps on We...

Kangra: IAF pilot dies in MiG-21 crash

SHIMLA: A MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in a village in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district today, killing an Indian Air Force pilot, officials said. The aircraft, which was on a routine sortie, cras...

Dineshwar in Kathua

KATHUA: Centre’s special representative for peace talks in Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma on Wednesday arrived in Kathua district and interacted with several delegations who apprised him of their issues a...

DC Rajouri reviews achievements under RD schemes

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad today took a comprehensive review of performance of Rural Development Department including implementation of flagship schemes and progra...

Power supply to remain affected

JAMMU: In order to carry out various development works by M/s IRCON under scheme R-APDRP, the power supply to Subash Nagar and its adjoining areas being fed from Subash Nagar 33/11 KV Substation shall remain affected on July 19 from 7 am to 1 pm. Similarly, the power supply to Seora and its adjoining areas being fed from Seora 33/11 KV Substation shall remain affected on July 21 from 7 am to 1 p...

7351 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR: On the 21st day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 7,351 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 2,08,933 Yatris had the darshan of tshe Shivling at the Holy Cave.

Div com reviews dev scenario in Katra Town

KATRA: The Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma reviewed the status of ongoing developmental projects and new proposals for the integrated development of Katra Town and its surrounding areas at a meeting, here the other day . Among others meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, Mr. Prasanna Ramaswamy G, Senior Superintendent of Police, Reasi, Director, Health Department J...

KVIB Anantnag organizes awareness camp under NSSH scheme

ANANTNAG: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) Anantnag today organized an awareness camp under National Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Hub (NSSH) scheme at town hall Achabal. The camp was organized for prospective targeted beneficiaries, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) SC/ST unitholders and other unemployed youth. On the occasion, the experts from KVIB, District Ind...

Director Agriculture inspects quality control labs

SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi today conducted an extensive visit to quality control labs of the department here at Lal Mandi Srinagar. During the visit, the Director visited different sections of pesticide quality control lab, fertilizer quality control lab and biofertilizer quality control lab. While interacting with the concerned officers and technical staff,...

Provincial level drawing competition held at GHSS Kothibagh

SRINAGAR: A provincial level drawing competition was held at Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kothibagh Srinagar in which three selected students from each district of Kashmir participated. A seminar on the topic Swachta (cleanliness) was also held at the in which various students and guest speakers highlighted the importance of the cleanliness in schools. Director School Education Kash...

ACR Pulwama reviews AEBAS progress

PULWAMA: The Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Qazi Masood, today chaired a meeting to review the status of Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) in the government offices across the district. On the occasion, ACR said that every department has to register and enrol their employees and their parent departments for new attendance system to ensure punctuality. He said that with the ins...

TrishulBhaint Yatra reaches Bhaderwah

BHADERWAH: The day long annual TrishulBhaint Yatra, which started from Doda this morning, reached Mata Chandi temple here at village Chinote. The Yatra was accorded rousing reception at various places along the route to its destination. On reaching Bhaderwah, the yatra was received by local administration including ADC Pawan Kumar Parihar, ASP Rajinder Singh, SDPO Tussif Ahmed, Tehsildar Masood...

LMD penalizes flour mill for MRP violation

SRINAGAR: The field executives of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) under the supervision of Joint Controller Amar Singh today penalized a flour mill for violation of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011. According to LMD statement, during its routine inspections of the markets of city Srinagar, a couple of bran bags of a flour mill were seized from a retailer as the label of the ba...

Students, teachers should be ambassadors for cleanliness drive: DSEK

SRINAGAR: Students and teachers should be ambassadors for maintaining cleanliness in the schools in particular and society in general. This was stated by Director School Education Kashmir Dr. G.N. Itoo during a function organized by Field Outreach Bureau, Ministry of Information, and Government of India, unit Srinagar in collaboration with Directorate of School Education Kashmir, SMC Srinagar and...

Owais assumes charges as DDC Shopian

SHOPIAN: Owais Ahmed today assumed the charge as District Development Commissioner Shopian. After assuming the charge, the DDC took an introductory meeting with all district and sectoral officers of the district. On the occasion, the DDC stressed upon concerned officers to execute the ongoing works within stipulated timeframe without any delay and create durable and tangible assets of public ut...

PHE Bandipora refutes news item

BANDIPORA: Executive Engineer, Public Health Engineering (PHE) Division Bandipora today rebutted the news carried by a TV channel regarding engagement of 104 casual labours in the PHE Division. “The factual position of the matter is that there are only 2 casual labours working in the Irrigation Sector of PHE Division Bandipora, besides, 42 seasonal coolies, engaged on need basis for 3 to 4 month...

KVK Shopian holds training prog

SHOPIAN: A two-day training programme titled “Precis sort sampling and vermicomposting” was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Shopian today. Scientists from KVK Shopian and Ambri apple research station attended the programme. Additional Deputy Commissioner Shopian Parvaiz Sajad Ganie was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr. Parmeet Singh, Head KVK Shopian apprised the house about conte...

DIC Udhampur bids farewell to outgoing DIO

UDHAMPUR: District Information Centre, Udhampur today organized a simple but impressive farewell function for the outgoing District Information Officer, Esha Chib on her transfer as Cultural Officer in the office of Joint Director of Information Jammu. The staff members extended their best wishes for her new assignment. Later, Er Sajad Bashir Somberia joined as new District Information Officer ...

Advisor Kumar reviews developmental, security scenario in Sopore

SOPORE: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today chaired a meeting with top civil and security brass at Dak Bungalow Sopore to review the overall developmental and law & order scenario in the area. T...

Advisors to hear public grievances at Srinagar, Jammu

SRINAGAR: The public delegations, deputations, organizations and individuals, who want to personally bring their grievances and demands into the notice of the Government can meet the three Advisors to the Governor at Srinagar and Jammu every week. The Advisors would be hearing the grievances personally and also hold review meetings to address issues and grievances which get escalated to the Gove...

Empowered Committee clears 32 cases for regularization

SRINAGAR: The 3rd meeting of the Empowered Committee constituted under SRO-520 was held today under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary to Government, Finance Department, Navin K Choudhary. The Committee cleared 32 cases for regular engagement in various Departments. Out of 32 cases, 12 cases pertain to Higher Education Department, 11 cases of Forest Department, 07 of PHE/Irrigation and ...

Samoon inspects Wool Board, Sheep Husbandry DIL at Nowshehra

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Transport, Asgar Hassan Samoon, today visited Sheep & Sheep Products Development Board commonly known as Wool Board and Sheep Husbandry Disea...

DC Rajouri sees-off first batch of Hajj pilgrims

RAJOURI: Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad and officers of district administration Rajouri today flagged off first batch of Hajj Pilgrims here from district headquarters. A total 110 Hajj pilg...

Women ITI organizes plantation drive

JAMMU: A plantation drive was organized here at Government Women Industrial Training Institute, Akhnoor Road. The drive was held in collaboration with “Rotary Club Jammu Aastha” and under the superv...

Plantation drive held at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: A plantation drive was organized today by the CRPF 187 Bn in collaboration with Social Forestry here at BattalBalian. District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar was the Chief Guest ...

DC Rajouri reviews DPs compensation cases

RAJOURI: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad today reviewed compensation cases of Displaced Persons (DPs) here at a meeting of concerned officers. The meeting was attended by Custodian EP Jammu, Dy Custodian Rajouri, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Tehsildar Headquarter Rajouri attended the meeting. The DC, after threadbare discussion, decided to constitute a Tehsil level committee ...

NHPC urges people not to move near Chenab

KISHTWAR: The NHPC authorities have advised the people not to move near Chenab River on July 19, 2018 in view of flushing of reservoir of Dulhasti Power Station. “It is notified for the information of the public of Doda and Kishtwar in general and public of village Dul, Benzwar, Cherhar, Bhandarkoot, Hasti, Kandani, Prem Nagar and Pul Doda in particular, that for statutory periodical slit flus...

DC Doda reviews progress under flagship RDD schemes

DODA: Deputy Commissioner, Simrandeep Singh today reviewed the progress registered under flagship schemes of Rural Development sector here at a meeting of the officers of the Department. The DC re...

DC Budgam flags-off student traffic management drive

BUDGAM: Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar, today flagged-off student traffic management drive organized by Girls Higher Secondary School Budgam. As many as 30 girl students particip...

DDC inspects patient care at DH Kulgam

KULGAM: District Development Commissioner Kulgam Dr Shameem Ahmad Wani today visited District Hospital here to assess the quality of medical services, punctuality and patient care at the health insti...

DC Poonch flags off 1st batch of Haj pilgrims

POONCH: Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav flagged off the first batch of 129 Haj pilgrims here from district headquarter complex. The pilgrims left in SRTC buses to Srinagar from where they will board flight for Jeddah. Also present on the occasion were MLA Shah Mohammad Tantray, SSP Rajiv Pandey, ADC Basharat Hussain, Administrator Auqaf Riaz Aatish, other officers and family member of Haj...

DC Poonch reviews I-Day arrangements

POONCH: District Development Commissioner, Poonch Rahul Yadav today reviewed the arrangements for Independence Day celebration here at a meeting of district officers. The meeting decided that the main function will be held at Sports Stadium where the VIP shall unfurl the National Flag and take salute of the March Past contingents drawn from belt forces and school students. Various committees we...

Buddha Amarnath Yatra arrangements reviewed

POONCH: Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav today reviewed the arrangements for Annual Buddha Amarnath Yatra 2018 here at a meeting of officers and representatives of religious organizations. ...

Governor reviews Cross LoC Trade

SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra chaired a high-level meeting to review issues relating to LoC Trade and identify existing systems and procedures in the LoC Trade framework which require improvement or...

Sajad Lone meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Sajad Gani Lone, former Minister and MLA Handwara, met Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan. Sh. Lone drew Governor’s attention to certain initiatives which had been commenced in the...

Advisor Ganai for improving quality of education in Govt schools

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today urged the Principals and Headmasters serving in Education Department to improve the quality of education in Government run schools by dra...

Advisor Kumar visits Kupwara; Reviews developmental scenario

KUPWARA: Advisor to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited the Kupwara district to review the developmental scenario and progress of implementation of various schemes and programmes in key sectors...

Several delegations call on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR: Various delegations today called upon the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, to apprise him of their issues. The Civil Contractors Association delegation requested the Advisor ...

War assumes office as Mission Director JKSRLM

SRINAGAR: Abdul Rashid War took charge as Mission Director Jammu Kashmir State Rural Livelihood Mission on Wednesday. He assumed charge from the outgoing Mission Director Bakshi Javid Hamayun at a simple ceremony held in the state office of JKSRLM here. On his arrival at the JKSRLM office, Abdul Rashid war was welcomed by Additional Mission Director Kashmir, Rifat Aftab Qureshi and other officia...

Defence counsel in Kathua case appointed AAG; PDP, NC criticise decision

Srinagar, Jul 18: Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed Aseem Sawhney, one of the defence lawyers in the Kathua rape and murder case , as an additional advocate general of the state, drawing cri...

Advisor Kumar visits Kupwara; Reviews developmental scenario

KUPWARA, JULY 18: Advisor to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited the Kupwara district to review the developmental scenario and progress of implementation of various schemes and programmes in ke...

No SSP can be called to Jammu, Srinagar without nod from Home dept: J&K govt

Srinagar, Jul 18: The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued a circular directing that no district senior superintendent of police can be summoned to Jammu or Srinagar without permission from the st...

Minor girl dies after falling into well in Lolab

Srinagar, July 18: A minor girl died after she drowned in a well while playing in Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Reports said that the minor identified as Rutba Ramzan, 4, daugh...

MiG-21 crashes in Himachal, pilot missing

Shimla, July 18: A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed on Wednesday during a routine sortie in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, officials said. The pilot was reported missing and...

100 terrorists, 43 security personnel killed in J-K in 6 months

New Delhi, Jul 18: Hundred militants and 43 security personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the first six months of this year, Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said today. Ahir, the min...

MNREGA employees stage Protest demonstrated for the demand of regularization

Jammu, July 18: All Jammu and Kashmir MNREGA employees association unit samba stage a protest demonstration in support for their demands at Nandani Hills Samba here today. The protest held under t...

Hoteliers meet Jammu DC, demands early start of rope way, helicopter service between Katra-Shiv Khori

Jammu, July 18: A delegation of Katra hoteliers on Wednesday called on Jammu Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma and demanded early start of ropeway and helicopter service between Katra-Shriv Khor...

Rahul Gandhi Backs Shah Faesal Over 'Rapistan' Tweet Controversy

New Delhi: In a startling development, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has given his full backing to outspoken IAS officer Shah Faesal, who had earlier become embroiled in controversy for issuing a t...

3-day basketball camp for physically challenged persons commences

Srinagar, July 18’; A three-day advanced basketball summer camp for physically challenged persons organised by Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS) in collaboration with Wheelchair Basketball Federation ...

Woman Amarnath pilgrim dies in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 18: A 61-year-old woman pilgrim from Maharashtra, who was injured in a road accident, died at a hospital here, while the 18th batch of "yatris" left Jammu today to join the annual Amarnath...

66-yr-old man detained under PSA dies

Jammu, Jul 18: A 66-year-old man, detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) at Kotbalwal Jail, died at the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital here after a brief illness, a police official sai...

No interviews for Class-IV jobs in J&K: Govt

Srinagar, Jul 18: The Jammu and Kashmir government abolished interviews for all Class-IV posts in the state and the selection would now be based on the merit secured in the written examination, an of...

Vicky Kaushal gets injured while shooting for Uri

New Delhi, July 18: Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal recently got injured while filming for his upcoming movie Uri in Serbia. The 30-year-old injured his right arm badly during the shooting of an action...

Kathua case Lawyer Aseem Sawhney appointed as additional advocate general

Srinagar: Lawyer Aseem Sawhney, a counsel representing the main accused in the Kathua rape and murder case, has been appointed the additional advocate general by the Jammu and Kashmir administration,...

Fresh batch of 1,983 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Jammu, Jul 18: An eighteenth batch of 1,983 pilgrims on Wednesday left from Bhagwat Nagar base camp here for Amarnath Cave Shrine in a convoy of 59 vehicles chanting ‘bam bam bhole’. 'The pilgrims...

Amarnath pilgrim dies of cardiac arrest; toll mounts to 28

Srinagar, Jul 18: A pilgrim died of cardiac arrest during the pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the toll to 28 since the commencement of the 60-day-long pilgr...

Grenade attack on CRPF camp, no injury, Jaish claim responsibility

Srinagar, July 18: Militants fired a rifle grenade towards a CRPF camp in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Tuesday night, official sources said. The rifle grenade was fired from an unknown pla...

Sajad Lone meets Governor

Srinagar, July 18: Sh. Sajad Gani Lone, former Minister and MLA Handwara, met Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan. Sh. Lone drew Governor’s attention to certain initiatives which had been comme...

Governor reviews Cross LoC Trade

Srinagar, July 18: Governor N. N. Vohra chaired a high level meeting to review issues relating to LoC Trade and identify existing systems and procedures in the LoC Trade framework which require impro...

KATHUA | Sealed envelope supposed to contain victim’s hair turns out empty in court

Srinagar: Strange scenes were witnessed inside the Pathankot district and session’s court, hearing the brutal rape and murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl of Rasana (Kathua), when the envel...

Govt orders shut down of 30 Pakistani, Islamic channels in Valley

Srinagar: In a crackdown on Pakistan-sponsored unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has reportedly ordered cable operators in the Valley to shut down more than 30 Pakistani and Islamic channel...

Advisor Ganai reviews functioning of Higher Education Deptt

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai chaired two separate meetings to review functioning of Higher Education department and discuss issues related to cultural centers for ...

Governor reviews Rs 100 crexpansion plan of SMVD University

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, was apprised about the expansion plans of the University with respect to construction of three pro...

Govt to set up residential schools for specially-abled children: DSEK

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: To provide quality education to specially-abled children, the government is going to establish residential schools each in Srinagar and Jammu for such children. This was stated ...

3 dead, many trapped in G.Noida twin-building collapse

Greater Noida, July 18: At least three persons have died in a twin-building collapse in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida area, police said on Wednesday. The incident in Shahberi village took place l...

Governor orders immediate overhaul of grievance redressal mechanism

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: To ensure speedy redress of public grievances, the Governor’s Secretariat said that the Advisors to the Governor shall hear the public grievances every week at Jammu and Srinagar. ...

Samba administration discusses I-Day arrangements

SAMBA, JULY 18: A meeting to discuss arrangements for the celebration of Independence Day 2018 was held here under the Chairmanship of deputy commissioner, Sushma Chauhan here at District Administrat...

Plantation drives mark celebration of Van Mahotsava in Jammu

JAMMU, JULY 17: Social Forestry department celebrated Van Mahotsava by organising series of plantation drives in different parts of the Jammu province. Social Forestry division Jammu organised a f...

Rajouri admin to act tough against illegal extraction from rivers

RAJOURI, JULY 17: District administration Rajouri today decided to act sternly against illegal extraction of minor mineral from river beds. Stern action under the rules will be initiated against t...

SAC: No interviews for Class-IV posts, mega employment generation scheme approved

SRINAGAR: With focus on generating employment in state, besides bringing transparency, accountability and expedition in selection process for Class-IV posts, the State Administrative Council (SAC), e...

Amarnath yatra crosses 2 lakh mark

SRINAGAR: Maintaining a healthy average of over 10,000 pilgrims every day, the number of yatris paying obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath of South Kashmir Himalayas crossed the two lakh ma...

Madhav in Jammu on Saturday

JAMMU: Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary and Jammu and Kashmir in-charge, Ram Madhav will be beginning his two-day Jammu visit from July 21. His visit is focused around renewing th...

Centre for Panchayat elections in Sept-Oct

JAMMU: The Centre government is exploring the possibility of holding panchayat elections in the state in September-October after Governor N N Vohra directed the state administration to prepare the gr...

3367 gun licenses issued to Armymen posted in J&K under Raj ATS scanner

SUMIR KAUL JAIPUR: Over 3,000 gun licenses issued in the purported name of army personnel during their stint in Jammu and Kashmir are under the scanner of Rajasthan's Anti-Terror Squad(ATS) which ...

Top brass review security

SRINAGAR: Senior Army and police officers on Tuesday met in Kulgam- the south Kashmir district which has witnessed increased violence in the recent times- to work out strategies to check the recruitm...

Vohra directs revival of SERC, reviews power sector schemes

SRINAGAR: Taking note of the deteriorating power sector of the state, Governor N N Vohra on Tuesday issued a number of important directions to the officials, most important of them being the constitu...

31 appointed Law Officers

JAMMU: The state government on Tuesday ordered appointment of 31 law officers as Additional Advocates General, Deputy Advocates General and Government Advocate for the Jammu and Srinagar Wings of the...

SC condemns mob lynching, directs Parl to draft new law

NEW DELHI: Condemning the rising incidents of lynching cases in India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday instructed Parliament to come up with a new law which would deal effectively with offences of mob-l...

Doda: Pregnant lady died while Docs kept sleeping

JAMMU: A 35-year-old pregnant woman died allegedly due to medical negligence while going through labour pain at a hospital in Doda district today, prompting authorities to order a magisterial inquiry...

No const around Kalu Chak Military Stn: HC

JAMMU: In a major development, the State High Court today directed State Authorities to ensure that no further construction in and around the Kalu Chak Military Station takes place. This significa...

Tawi Illegal Mining Div Com Jammu, Others asked to appear in person

JAMMU: Taking a strong note of non-implementation of its order banning mining from river Tawi and construction on its bank, the state High Court on Tuesday directed Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dir...

Soldier kills self

JAMMU: A soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in a camp near the Line of Control (LoC). Rifleman Ranbir Singh (28) was on guard duty at Hamirpur Nawan Mil...

Rahul Gandhi backs Shah Faesal

SRINAGAR: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has come out in support of IAS officer Shah Faesal of Jammu and Kashmir cadre against the state government's decision to initiate disciplinary proceedings ag...

Siar Baba death toll rises to 8

JAMMU: The death toll in Sunday’s Siar Baba waterfall accident in Reasi increased to eight when a 50-year-old woman, succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday. A huge boulder had rolled down a 100-feet...

Mughal OSD to Advisor K

JAMMU: The state government on Tuesday appointed Senior Superintendent of Police Dr Mohammad Haseeb Mughal as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) with Advisor to Governor Vijay Kumar. “Consequent u...

Shri Amarnathji Yatra crosses 2 lakh mark on 20th day of Yatra

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N Vohra, Chairman of the Board, today held a meeting at Raj Bhavan to review the to-date status of the ongoing Yatra, which commenced on 28th June 2018. Shri Umang Narula, CEO, and Shri Bhupinder Kumar, Addl. CEO of the Shrine Board, informed the Governor that due to the continuous rainfall overnight, the Yatra was suspended today, from both the Pahalgam and Baltal routes. H...

Samba administration discusses I-Day arrangements

SAMBA: A meeting to discuss arrangements for the celebration of Independence Day 2018 was held here today under the Chairmanship of deputy commissioner, Sushma Chauhan here at District Administrative...

DC Doda reviews performance of revenue deptt

DODA: District Development Commissioner Simrandeep Singh today reviewed the working of Revenue department here at a meeting of the concerned officers. He inquired about the status of writing of Jam...

Plantation drives mark celebration of Van Mahotsava in Jammu

JAMMU: Social Forestry department today celebrated Van Mahotsava by organising series of plantation drives in different parts of the Jammu province. Social Forestry division Jammu organised a functi...

Kathua: First batch of Hajj pilgrims flagged off

KATHUA: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ghansham Singh today flagged off the first batch of 58 Hajj pilgrims from here. The batch of pilgrim includes 46 male and 12 female members. Pilgrims from various areas of the district including Bani, Basholi and Billawar proceeded for the holy pilgrimage in buses. The ADC extended good wishes to the pilgrims and prayed for their safe and secure journey. ...

Pr. Sessions Judge visits District Jail

RAJOURI: Principal District and Sessions Judge and Secretary, Legal Aid Service along with a team of officers of Social Welfare Department today inspected facilities for inmates here in the District Jail. The Judges interacted with jail inmates and listened to their grievances. A medical camp was also organized whereat a team of 6 doctors from District Hospital examined the jail inmates.

RTA Kishtwar approves 158 LA cases

KISHTWAR: Regional Transport Authority today approved 158 ‘letter of authority’ (LA) cases here at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana. The meeting was attended by DySP(Hqr) Nihar Ranjan, ARTO Abhay Indu Sharma (Member Secretary RTA) and DTI Kishtwar. After detailed deliberations, the panel approved all 158 applications keeping in view the need of providing more transpo...

Chenab HPP workers union delegation meets DC

KISHTWAR: A delegation of Chenab Hydro Power Project Workers Union today met Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana and projected their demands. The delegation comprising of around 300 workers led b...

Rajouri: DC reviews functioning of PHE Dept

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad today chaired a meeting of PHE Department to take stock of the water supply situation in the district. Detailed discussions were held to explore more sources of water. Confluence of Darhali and Thananallah was suggested as source of water which can meet the requirement of 22 Lakh gallons for Rajouri town. The meeting decided to dig...

MVD team conducts checking of vehicles

RAJOURI: A team of Motor Vehicle Department today suspended permits of two vehicles in Budhal area after these were found violating the norms. The team intercepted two vehicles which were found plying without valid documents. Permits of both these vehicles bearing registration numbers JK11A 6687 (Canter) and JK11C 0347 (Magic Auto) were suspended. Several other vehicles were also challaned by ...

Rajouri admin to act tough against illegal extraction from rivers

RAJOURI: District administration Rajouri today decided to act sternly against illegal extraction of minor mineral from river beds. Stern action under the rules will be initiated against the individu...

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Governor chairs 5th SAC meeting

SRINAGAR: Governor, Shri N N Vohra on Tuesday chaired the 5th meeting of the State Administrative Council (SAC) at Raj Bhavan. Advisors to the Governor, Shri B B Vyas, Shri Vijay Kumar and Shri Khur...

SAC approves DPR of Ujh Multipurpose Project

SRINAGR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri N N Vohra approved the revised DPR of the Ujh Multipurpose Project costing Rs.4750 crores. The project on completion will generate 186 MW of electricity and irrigate around 31,380 hectares of land in Kathua District. In the revised DPR, the height of the reservoir in the Dam has been re...

SAC approves Rural Employment Generation Programme

SRINAGR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri N N Vohra approved the launch of a big-ticket Employment Generation programme namely “J&K Rural Employment Generation Programme (JKREGP)" with an annual outlay of Rs 50 Crore to start with. The new scheme will target 1500 unemployed youth annually in the initial phase and will be impleme...

Governor orders immediate overhaul of grievance redressal mechanism

SRINAGAR: To ensure speedy redress of public grievances, the Governor’s Secretariat today said that the Advisors to the Governor shall hear the public grievances every week at Jammu and Srinagar. “For speedy redressal of all complaints and grievances, and to ensure outcome-oriented resolution of genuine complaints and grievances, the three Advisors to the Governor shall meet and hear the grievan...

Governor reviews implementation of Power Sector schemes

SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra reviewed the implementation of important schemes in the Power Sector in a meeting held today at Raj Bhavan. Sh. B. B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor; Sh. B.V.R. Subrahmany...

Govt to set up residential schools for specially-abled children: DSEK

SRINAGAR: To provide quality education to specially-abled children, the government is going to establish residential schools each in Srinagar and Jammu for such children. This was stated by Director...

KVIB organizes workshop under NSSH

UDHAMPUR: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board today organized a workshop under National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) scheme for Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe MSMEs, her...

Doda: DC reviews Independence Day arrangements

DODA: District Development Commissioner, Simrandeep Singh today reviewed the arrangements for Independence Day celebrations here at a meeting of district officers. The meeting decided that the mai...

DH Kathua condoles demise of Dr Uttam Kumar

JAMMU: The staff of District Hospital Kathua today held a condolence meeting to condole the untimely demise of Dr Uttam Kumar, Medical Officer. The participants observed two minutes silence to pray to the almighty God to bestow peace to the departed soul and give courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. Those present in the condolence meeting were Dr Gurjeet Singh, Direct...

Demise of DK Ved condoled

JAMMU: The Forest department today condoled the demise of D.K.Ved, former IFS Officer here at a condolence meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Conservator of Forests, Jammu Sameer Bharti. The condolence meeting was attended by Regional Heads including Praveen Raghav, Regional Director, Social Forestry Jammu, Mohan Das, Conservator of Forests, East Circle, Jatinder, Conservator Fores...

CVPP organizes blood donation camp

JAMMU: Chenab Valley Power Projects (CVPP) today organized a Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with Blood Transfusion Department, GMC, Jammu and Indian Red Cross Society. The Camp was inaugurated by General Manager, D.K. Razdan, where around 20 officers/staff members of CVPP made voluntary donation. The General Manager appreciated the efforts put in by IRCS, Jammu Region and Blood Transfusio...

JKDFCO lifts samples of medicines for quality assessment

SRINAGAR: The enforcement wing of the J&K Drug & Food Control Organization (JKDFCO) today lifted samples of various categories of drugs for quality assessment after complaints of inferior-quality medicines being sold in markets. The samples are being sent to a government analyst notified by the State for furnishing opinion with regard to their identity, purity and strength, a statement of the JK...

1.5-litre K-oil per ration card for July

SRINAGAR: According to the Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Kashmir, the scale and rate of k-oil under PDS for the month of July 2018 has been fixed at 1.50 litre per ration card and Rs 28.97 per litre for district Srinagar. Accordingly, the ration card holders are informed to draw their K-oil quota at the prescribed scale and rate from their respective k-oil depots on cash...

ADC B’la reviews status of AEBAS in govt offices

BARAMULLA: The Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Farooq Ahmad Baba, today convened a meeting to review the status of Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) in the government of...

DDC Pulwama reviews SBM progress, SBM Internship Scheme

PULWAMA: District Development Commissioner Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Dar today convened a meeting to review implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and progress on newly-launched Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Scheme. The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning, Assistant Commissioner Development, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Chief Medical Officer, Principals of the Degree Co...

DDC Kulgam chairs SAGY meeting

KULGAM: A meeting was chaired by DDC Kulgam Dr Shameem Ahmad Wani at mini secretariat Kulgam with regard to the implementation of SansadAdarash Gram Youjna (SAGY) for already identified villages of Ashmuji and SangusKahrote of district Kulgam. District officers from various departments presented a detailed report of works undertaken by their respective departments. The ACD who is also the cha...

DDC Anantnag convenes meeting regarding youth outreach

ANANTNAG: As per the directions of Advisor to Governor, the District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Mr. Mohammad Younis Malik today chaired a meeting of different departments directly or indirectly involved in various youth activities like in sports, cultural, art & other civic action programmes. In this regard a District Level Task Force Committee has been constituted to engage youth in va...

Education Deptt Kupwara distributes Wheelchairs, tricycles among specially-abled children

KUPWARA: The education department in collaboration with district administration Kupwara today organized a programme for the distribution of wheelchairs and tricycles among specially-abled children in DC office Complex Kupwara. The four-day camp was inaugurated by Additional District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Mohammad Yousuf Mir. On the occasion, 157 equipment were distributed among vari...

Governor reviews Dal-Nageen conservation, management, rehabilitation programmes

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a meeting to review the ongoing Dal-Nageen Lake Conservation, Management and Rehabilitation programmes. Sh. B.B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam,...

Governor reviews Rs 100cr expansion plan of SMVD University

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, was apprised about the expansion plans of the University with respect to construction of three proposed buil...

Advisor Kumar for early settlement of Provident Fund claims

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar has asked the Jammu and Kashmir Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) to expedite the process of settlement of pending dues to its subscribers and ...

Advisor Ganai reviews functioning of Higher Education Deptt

SRINAGAR: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today chaired two separate meetings to review functioning of Higher Education department and discuss issues related to cultural centers for eth...

Govt to introduce Rehbar-e-Machli-Palan scheme: Samoon

SRINAGAR: To address the dearth of staff in the Fisheries Department, Principal Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today announced that the department will engag...

Official panel to suggest measures for improving AEBAS

SRINAGAR: The Government today ordered constitution of a high-level official panel to assess the progress achieved in registration of employees on the Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) and overall attendance in the Civil Secretariat as well as in other offices. The Committee will also suggest measures on how to further improvise the AEBAS. According to an order issued by the G...

Div Com Kashmir reviews implementation of Governor’s directions for Budgam

BUDGAM: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review overall development scenario of Budgam and various directions issued by the Governor during his recent v...

Samoon visits DAHK, reviews functioning

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today visited Directorate of Animal Husbandry Kashmir (DAHK) to reviewed its functioning and developmental s...

Secretary RDD reviews progress of IWMP works

SRINAGAR: Secretary Rural Development Department, Sheetal Nanda today chaired a meeting to review the progress of works under the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP). During the meeting...

Div Com Jammu reviews progress on Airport expansion project

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting to review the progress on the proposed expansion and extension of Jammu Airport. The project includes extension of the existing ...

Pulwama Polices seizes huge cache of ammunition during searches.

July 17: Pulwama Police launched searches in village Dangerpora Arihal and during searches, huge quantity of explosive materials were recovered from the house of Bilal Ahmad Ganai, including but not ...

Police arrest four gamblers from Bihar in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 17: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested four gamblers from Bihar and recovered stake money in the city outskirts on Tuesday, a police spokesperson said. He said on a tip off police ra...

Sale of substandard drugs continues unabated in Kashmir, alleges DAK

Srinagar, Jul 17: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said sale of substandard drugs continues unabated in Kashmir valley putting lives of patients at risk. Kashmir has turned into a safe...

Governor reviews Rs. 100 crore Expansion Plans of SMVD University

Srinagar, July 17: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, was apprised about the expansion plans of the University with respect to construction of three pro...

Police foil SSA march towards Raj Bhavan in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 17: Police foiled a march towards Raj Bhavan by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers on Tuesday, demanding implementation of 7th pay commission and delinking of their salary from Minis...

IAF warriors are continuously sensitized to meet any challenge: Air Commodore Shashi Kant

Jammu, Jul 17: Air Officer Commanding Air Commodore of Air Force Station Jammu Shashi Kant on Tuesday said all Air Force warriors are continuously sensitized to meet any disaster challenge in the st...

Section 377 IPC: Apex Court reserves verdict

New Delhi, July 17: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a batch of petitions challenging criminalisation of homosexuality. Headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, the bench al...

Police seeks help of general public to trace the missing boy

Kupwara, July 17: : Kupwara police seeks help of the general public in tracing the 11-year-old boy, namely Umer Farooq Malik S/o Farooq Ahmad Malik R/o Gulgam who is missing from his native Village s...

Teachers hold protest in Srinagar, detained by police

Srinagar, Jul 17: Dozens of government employees were today detained here as police foiled their protest march towards the official residence of Governor N N Vohra in support of their demands includi...

Motorcyclist killed after hit by vehicle in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 17: A motorcyclist was killed when a vehicle hit him in central Kashmir district of Badgam on Monday evening, official source said here on Tuesday. They said a vehicle hit a motorcyc...

Film, TV celebs mourn 'warm, jovial' Rita Bhaduri's death

Mumbai, July 17: Celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Riteish Deshmukh on Tuesday paid emotional tributes to veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who died here on Tuesday. They remembered her as on...

Facebook joins Skill India Mission to train empower youth

New Delhi, July 17: Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital ...

19 fishermen feared drowned near Kakdwip

Kakdwip, Jul 17: At least 19 fishermen were feared drowned when three trawlers capsized in the Bay of Bengal midnight last night. Fishermen Welfare Association president Bijoy Maity on Tuesday tol...

I erase hatred, fear, I'm Congress: Rahul hits back at BJP

New Delhi, July 17: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit back at the BJP over alleged "Congress is for Muslims" remarks, spelling out in a tweet the philosophy of the party that "stands wit...

Slide in crude prices buoy equity indices

Mumbai, July 17: Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of healthy quarterly results buoyed key indices of the Indian equity market during the afternoon trade session on Tuesday. ...

Tourist stand in bank of the Mansar lake in bad condition

SAMBA: In Jammu region, a famous tourist spot Mansar located in district samba is counting last breathes. Although the Government released a Lakhs of rupees funds for beautification of Mansar but not...

Students dangerously cross Tawi river to reach school

Jammu, July 17: Students of four villages risk their lives every day in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir by crossing Tawi River to reach their respective schools. This comes after the footbr...

Woman injured in waterfall accident dies, toll climbs to 8

Jammu, Jul 17: A 50-year-old woman, who was injured in the Siar Baba waterfall accident in the district, today succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, taking the d...

Manali coldest as rain lashes several parts of Himachal

Shimla, Jul 17: Rain lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh today, with Manali becoming the coldest place in the state in the last 24 hours, the Meteorological (MeT) department said. As per the ...

Monsoon session of Parliament gets underway on Wednesday, series of meetings on cards

New Delhi, July 17: The Monsoon session of Parliament will get underway on Wednesday. The session with 18 working days will continue till August 10. According to official sources, the government ...

Yatri, sevadar die during pilgrimage; Amarnath toll mounts to 27

Srinagar, July 17: A yatri from Maharashtra and a helper (sevadar) from Punjab died due to health reasons during the pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, raising the to...

Massive search operation resumes in Kupwara woods

Srinagar, July 17: Massive search operation resumed with the first light on Tuesday morning in the dense woods in the frontier district of Kupwara, where a militant was killed and two soldiers were i...

Yatra suspended from base camps due to slippery tracks, helicopter service resumes

Srinagar, July 17: The pilgrimage was suspended on Tuesday due to slippery track, following overnight rain from Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Him...

Army man shoots himself in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 17: A soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in a camp near the Line of Control (LoC) here, the police said today. Rifleman Ranbir Singh (28) w...

5 injured in J&K accident

Srinagar, July 17: Five people were injured on Tuesday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Sonamarg hill station, police said. The accident took place when a truck rammed onto an oil tanker....

Siar Baba tragic incident: Free treatment of injured at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Hospital

KAKRYAL, JULY 17: On the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, 35 critically injured persons in the yesterday’s tragic incident at Siar Baba near Reasi wer...

Modi has become Dhritrashtra, BJP Duryodhan: Congress

New Delhi, July 17: Accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2019 elections to polarise the society, the Congress on Monday said Prime Mi...

Amarnath Yatra 2018: Div Com reviews ongoing works on Baltal track

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan convened a meeting to review the measures being taken to prevent shooting stones along the Baltal route to the holy Amarnath cave....

KCCI delegation calls on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) called on the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, and apprised him about various issues confronting the t...

2,201 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 17: A batch of 2,201 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Tuesday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said. Since it started on June 28, more that 197,000 pilgrims have alread...

Cop martyred in attack on Ex-MLA

SRINAGAR: In an audacious attack, the terrorists on Monday attacked the vehicle of a former legislator in Pulwama, killing one of his Personal Security Officer (PSO) and injuring the other, before de...

First Lady e-inaugurates All Women Branch of J&K Bank

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra e-inaugurated the first “All Women Branch of J&K Bank” at a function organised at the SKICC on monday. Sh. Parvez Ahmad, Chairman J&K Bank was present on...

J&K BJP constitutes new team

Jammu, July 17: The state unit of Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Monday constituted a new team and nominated 11 state spokespersons, including its chief. BJP State President Ravinder Riana (MLA), in con...

Governor inaugurates SFA Football League Phase II

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the Inter State Football Academy - Football League Phase-II at the Astro Turf, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar. Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Go...

ADC Doda flags off 2nd batch of Hajj pilgrims

DODA, JULY 17: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pawan Parihar and SSP Mohd Shabir flagged off 150 hajjis from the district for Hajj-2018. Pilgrims from various areas of the district including Doda...

DDC Rajouri inspects resurfacing work on NH 144-A

RAJOURI, JULY 17: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad inspected the resurfacing/ macadamisation work on National Highway 144-A (Jammu-Poonch) on Nowshera-Rajouri stretch. He was ...

Div Com reviews traffic scenario

JAMMU, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma convened a meeting to review the traffic scenario in Jammu city besides discussing measures to further streamline the traffic movement. The m...

Chief Secretary chairs SEC meeting of SDRF

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Chief Secretary, Mr B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). Financial Commissioner, H&UDD,...

FIR against Major Aditya is “justified”: J&K tells SC

JAMMU: Three days after it submitted that prior sanction of the Centre government was not necessary for registering a FIR against Army personnel, the State government on Monday told the Supreme Court...

CBI chargesheets Farooq, 3 others in Rs 43 cr JKCA scam

SRINAGAR: Three years after it took over the investigation from the state police, the CBI today filed a charge sheet against former chief minister Farooq Abdullah and three others for allegedly misap...

Major reshuffle in administration

JAMMU: In the biggest administrative reshuffle of the recent times, several officers, including eight IAS officers and three District Commissioners were either shifted or given additional charges of ...

Governor inaugurates SFA Football League Phase II

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the Inter State Football Academy - Football League Phase-II at the Astro Turf, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar, today. Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor, Sh. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman J&K Bank, Sh. Mohammad Javed Khan, Commissioner Youth Services and Sports were present on the occasion. Governor interacted with the teams of football players who hav...

First Lady e-inaugurates All Women Branch of J&K Bank

SRINAGAR: First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra e-inaugurated the first “All Women Branch of J&K Bank” at a function organised at the SKICC today. Sh. Parvez Ahmad, Chairman J&K Bank was present on the occasion. Mrs. Vohra also inaugurated special services and products designed exclusively for women clients of the Bank, which included Pink Gold Saving Scheme, Pink Platinum Saving Scheme, Special Loan Facil...

Disposal of Grievances since imposition of Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, from 20th June till 16th July, 2018, the Grievance Cell received 4986 complaints/grievances, of which 3999 have been disposed of/forwarded to the concerned quarters for their timely redressal; and 1607 complaints/grievances are under process. During this period, Governor’s Secretariat received 1651 complaints/grievances, of which 1471 complaints ...

10067 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR: On the 19th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 10,067 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,97,442 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

Director Law Enforcement Agency reviews department’s functioning

JAMMU: Director Law Enforcement Agency , A. R. Samoon convened a maiden meeting after assuming the charge of Director Law Enforcement to review the working of Law Enforcement Wing of Jammu Division . Director Agriculture, Jammu H. K. Razdan, who is also the Controller of Fertilizers was also present. While speaking on the occasion, H. K. Razdan stressed on the need of coordination between all ...

Javadekar reviews progress of Education sector in ‘Aspirational Districts’

SRINAGAR: To discuss and fast-track interventions under key-policy indicators identified in the Education sector under “Aspirational Districts Programme”, the Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Gana...

KCCI delegation calls on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR: A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) today called on the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, and apprised him about various issues confronting the trade and industry in the State. During their interaction with Advisor, the delegation suggested for holding of Kashmir Festivals in big cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata to increase the footfall...

Engage more youth in extracurricular activities: Div Com to DDCs

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed all the District Development Commissioners to engage more youth in extracurricular activities. The Divisional Commissi...

Amarnath Yatra 2018: Div Com reviews ongoing works on Baltal track

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the measures being taken to prevent shooting stones along the Baltal route to the holy Amarnath cave. The meeting was informed that the breast-walling at four critical spots near the holy cave is under progress which will be completed in three days. 75 crates of mesh-wire are already available at the s...

DDC Bandipora for speedy resolution of public issues

BANDIPORA: District Development Commissioner, Bandipora, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today reviewed the overall development scenario in the district and listed a series of measures to be taken by depar...

Srinagar admin orders immediate registration of attendance portals

SRINAGAR: Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Doifode Sagar, Monday directed all departmental directorates in the district to immediately register their attendance portals and create location...

Drug Organization lifts samples of medicines for quality assessment

SRINAGAR: Taking note of concerns about presence of inferior-quality medicines in markets, the enforcement wing of the J&K Drug & Food Control Organization (JKDFCO) has begun lifting samples of various categories of drugs from public distribution system as well as the open market. The samples are being sent to a government analyst notified by the State for furnishing opinion with regard to their...

Biometric attendance starts in all courts across JK

SRINAGAR: In order to ensure punctuality of officers and officials, the High Court has made implementation of Biometric Attendance System (BAS) mandatory in all courts of the State. It has been made obligatory for all the officers and officials of the High Court and all subordinate courts to mark their attendance through BAS. The marking of attendance in the system started today. Biometric mach...

DC Anantnag visits Yatra Transit camp, Qazigund Emergency Hospital

ANANTNAG: The Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik today visited Yatra Transit camps of Mir Bazar and walnut factory Qazigund. He took stock of the arrangements made for the Shri Amarnathji pilgrims including medicare facilities, ration, drinking water, power supply, sanitation, etc. He also visited emergency hospital Qazigund to take stock of the medicare facilities including ad...

48020 students of class 9th appear in Term-1 exams

SRINAGAR: Term 1st examination for Class 9th started today across Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil. A total of 48020 students are appeared in the examination for which the Department had established 914 centres across the Division. JD Central Abid Hussain accompanied by Chief Education Officer Srinagar Mudasir Kaleem Fazili and other officers of the Department visited many examination ...

Public Durbar held at Dangerpora, Sopore

BARAMULLA: In order to get the first-hand appraisal of public grievances, a daylong public grievance redressal camp was today organised at Dangerpora Sopore under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash. The camp received an overwhelming participation of people from the adjoining areas. Director Planning AG Malik, ADC Sopore Ashiq Hussain Lilly, SSP Sopore Ja...

Disaster mitigation interaction programme held at Anantnag

ANANTNAG: In order to provide basic awareness to district/block officers regarding the disaster management, an interactive session regarding disaster mitigation was today held at Dak Bungalow Anantnag. The meeting was chaired by disaster management expert Professor Dr Ravi Jyee. This follows the instructions laid by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir regarding the mitigation of the disaster in Anan...

National Lok Adalat settles 48 cases in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: A National Lok Adalat was held at District Court Complex, Bandipora in which 150 cases of different nature were taken up for settlement, of which, 48 cases were settled amicably. A settlement amount of Rs 1,55,623 was awarded as compensation on the spot. The first bench of the Lok Adalat was presided over by District & Sessions Judge, Bandipora Syed Sarafraz Hussain Shah, while as the...

Food business operators booked for violating labelling norms

SRINAGAR: The Legal Metrology Department has booked a milk dairy unit and a bakery shop for violating the Legal Metrology Act, 2009. After receiving a complaint, the Controller, LMD J & K R. K Katoch had deputed the field executives to different markets and during the inspection, it was found that the curd packages from a milk unit were printed with the advance date of packing which is in viol...

Action against illegal extraction of sand-stones in Nallah Mawar

KUPWARA: To curb illegal mining of sandstones from Nallah Mawar, ADC, Handwara Muzaffar Ahmad Peer under the directions of DC Kupwara, Khalid Janangir today visited various spots along the river and seized stone crushers, JCBs, tractors and other heavy machinery. The machinery was found to be working during odd hours in violation of orders issued by the district administration to contain illegal...

DDC reviews functioning of health sector

UDHAMPUR: District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar reviewed the functioning of health sector in a meeting of District and Block level Medical officers, here today. Programme Officer, ICDS, ...

DG F&E Services inaugurates workshop

JAMMU: Director General, Fire and Emergency Services, Dilbag Singh today inaugurated range workshop and stores at Gangyal. The building has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.37 crore by Police Housing Corporation. Speaking on the occasion, Dilbag Singh said that the work of department depends upon the machines which require timely maintenance and services. He said that this is a provincial le...

Advisor Ganai reviews functioning of Education Department

SRINAGAR: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today chaired a meeting to discuss the functioning of Education department and reviewed the status of implementation of centrally sponsored sch...

Advisor Vijay Kumar reviews functioning of JKSFC

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today asked the J&K State Forest Corporation to adopt IT enabled services to bring more transparency in the working of the corporation besides engaging re...

Chief Secretary visits Baramulla; Reviews developmental scenario

BARAMULLA: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam visited Baramulla last evening to review the developmental scenario and progress on implementation of various projects in key sectors under the centra...

D C Raina assumes office as JK’s new Advocate General

SRINAGAR: Senior Advocate D C Raina today assumed office as the new Advocate General of Jammu & Kashmir replacing Jehangir Iqbal Ganai. Mr Raina was accorded warm welcome by the officers and officia...

Non-functioning of Hospital Lifts: JKGGC seeks report

SRINAGAR: The J&K Government Grievance Cell (JKGGC) has, on the directions of the Governor N N Vohra, sought a report from the Managing Director, Jammu & Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) regarding non-functioning of the lift system at various hospitals in the State. According to a statement issued by a spokesman of the J&K Government Grievance Cell, a complaint was lodged with t...

Sarmad Hafeez gets additional charge of Director Information

SRINAGAR: The Government today ordered that Secretary Information, Mr Sarmad Hafeez shall hold the additional charge of the post of Director Information & Public Relations till incumbent Director, Mr Tariq Ahmad Zargar resumes his duties. Pertinently, Mr Zargar has proceeded on leave to perform Hajj. Meanwhile, Mr Sarmad Hafeez today visited the Media Complex, Srinagar to personally take stock ...

Govt clarifies on revocation of Individual Arms Licenses

SRINAGAR: The Government today made it clear that all the Individual Arms Licenses issued from January 2017 to February 2018 have not been revoked by virtue of Order No: 922-Home of 2018 dated 12 July 2018 as has been reported by a section of the media. “Through the said order the District Magistrates have been asked to take urgent steps to revoke all such individual arms licenses issued from 15...

Govt issues guidelines for constitution of Interdepartmental Committees

SRINAGAR: The Government today asked the Administrative Secretaries to submit proposals regrading constitution of Interdepartmental Committees to the General Administration Department for issuance of necessary orders. “It has been observed that certain Departments have formed Committees involving Administrative Secretaries and HoDs of other departments at their own level. As per the Jammu and Ka...

Siar Baba tragic incident: Free treatment of injured at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Hospital

KAKRYAL: On the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, 35 critically injured persons in the yesterday’s tragic incident at Siar Baba near Reasi were immediately rushed to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-specialty Hospital (SMVDNSH), Kakryal, for urgent treatment. Of those injured, two were declared as brought dead, while the other 33 are under...

JK Bharat Scouts &Guides hold camp at Sonamarg

SONAMARG: The J&K Bharat Scouts and Guides held their 9th District Camporee at Thajiwas, Sonamarg, the first batch of which got concluded today. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Director Disaster...

Secretary Information condoles demise

SRINAGAR: Secretary Information, Sarmad Hafeez has condoled the demise of Ghulam Hassan Wani, father of senior journalist Khursheed Ahmad Wani. Mr Hafeez has also condoled the demise of Hans Raj Sharma, father of senior video-journalist Amit Bhardawaj of Times Now and SumitBhardawaj of Dainik Jagran. The Secretary Information has also condoled the demise of Feroz Ahmad, brother of senior journ...

ADDC reviews progress of AEBAS

RAMBAN: Additional District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Sadhu convened a meeting with all the district officers to review enrolment of all employees of different departments on Aadhaar Enabl...

Thousands appear in PET for post of constable in SDMF in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 16: Thousands of youth on Monday appeared in Physical Endurance Test (PET) for the post of constables in State Disaster Management Force (SDRF) of Jammu and Kashmir police, a police sp...

Andrabi, aides sent to 30 days judicial custody

New Delhi, July 16: A court here on Monday sent Asiya Andrabi, chief of the Kashmiri women's group "Dukhtaran-e-Milat" (Daughters of Faith), and two associates to 30 days judicial custody for alleged...

Sharif challenges his 10-year jail term

Islamabad, July 16L Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was given a 10-year jail term this month in a corruption case, challenged his conviction and sought suspension of the guilty ver...

Chappan Bhog for Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra

Mayapur, Jul 16: As per scriptures Jagannath Mahaprasad is so pure that whoever partakes it is sanctified and is bestowed with the boon of liberation. In Puri everyday 56 food items are offered to Ja...

PM Narendra Modi visits hospital to see injured people in Midnapore, CM Mamata instructs medical assistance to injured

Midnapore, Jul 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the Midnapore Hospital to see the injured people, who sustained wounds when a portion of tent at College Ground where the PM was addressi...

Youth killed in sibling fight in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 16: A youth died when he had a fight with his brother over some issue here on city outskirts. "Two brothers this afternoon had a fight over some matter in village Harsa Dabber of tehsil...

Rain to continue in Jammu for next one week

New Delhi: Due to these weather conditions, moderate rains with few heavy spells are currently have occurred over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the last 24 hours. Jammu and Kashmir also wit...

200 armed force personnel becoming disabled due to injuries every year, says top Army doctor

New Delhi, Jul 16: Nearly 200 armed forces personnel become disabled every year, a senior doctor for the forces has said, citing road accidents and snow avalanche, especially in hilly terrains, and b...

JKCA Scam: CBI Files Charge Sheet Against Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, Jul 16: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a charge sheet against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and others in multi crore scam in Jammu and...

2 Amarnath pilgrims detained for questioning after their friend found dead in Ramban

Jammu: Two persons were detained as they were carrying the body of their friend, who died in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir after making a pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine, on a motorcycl...

Landslide hits new track to Vaishno Devi near Himkoti, closed for pilgrims temporarily

Jammu: A landslide occured on the new track to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Himkoti, in the early morning hours on Monday. No casualties were reported due to the landslide. Meanwhile, the track ...

One terrorist gunned down in Kupwara encounter

Srinagar: terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday. Two Indian Army personnel were al...

Governor expresses grief over loss of lives in Siar Baba accident

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the loss of lives in an unfortunate hill slide incident at Siar Baba Waterfall in Reasi District. He has conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved families. On being informed about the accident Governor directed Sh. Dheeraj Gupta, CEO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, to make immediate arrangements for all the injured persons being taken to ...

11331 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR: On the 18th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 11,331 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,87,375 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

Div Com Jmu visits migrant camp at Jagti

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma along with District Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar today visited migrant camp at Jagti. The duo was flanked by Relief Commissioner M L Raina and ...

Govt orders screening of SPOs engaged during past 6 yrs

SRINAGAR: The Government today ordered constitution of District-Level Official Committees for screening of SPOs engaged during the past 6 years. According to an order issued by the Home Department, each Committee will be headed by the concerned Deputy Commissioner with concerned district SSP and Dy Superintendent of Police (CID-SB) as members. “These Committees shall assess and screen the SPOs ...

Div Com Jammu inaugurates blood donation camp at Akhnoor

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma who is also Chairman Regional Red Cross Society today inaugurated a blood donation camp organized by Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation (SNCF) in...

DC Kupwara reviews AEBAS progress

KUPWARA: The Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting of all sectoral and block officers of the district regarding guidelines issued for the Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Att...

Tourism Deptt organizes Srinagar Adventure Race

Over 100 players participate in swimming, cycling, hiking, running SRINAGAR: The department of Tourism Kashmir Sunday organized first of its kind Srinagar Adventure Race as part of its Valley Weeken...

DLSA Kargil organizes National Lok Adalat

KARGIL: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Kargil under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) organized a National Lok Adalat at District Court Complex, Kargil. The Lok Adalat was held under the overall supervision of the Chairman District Legal Services Authority and Principal District & Session Judge Kargil, Sanjiv Kumar Bhagat. Two benches were constituted during the L...

SCC lift JKCA Premier C’ship

JAMMU: The final match of JKCA Premier Championship of District Samba has been played at GGM Science College Hostel ground which was organized by Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association. Chief Executive O...

More than 40,000 Kerala classrooms turn hi-tech

Thiruvananthapuram, July 15: As part of the KITE (Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education) initiative of the Kerala Government, more than 40,000 classrooms have turned hi-tech and 4,500 mo...

Notorious criminal slapped with Public Safety Act in JK's Samba, sent to jail

Jammu, Jul 15: A 33-year-old notorious criminal, arrested last week in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir after a long hunt, has been charged under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) and sent to ...

Police arrest 4 gamblers from Srinagar, recovers stake money

Srinagar, July 15: Police claimed to have arrest four gamblers along with stake money from Rajbagh area of Srinagar. The police spokesman said that they have arrested four gamblers and recovered t...

In Kashmir’s First Ever Mass Marriage, 105 Couples Tie The Knot

Srinagar, July 15: In the first ever mass marriage in Kashmir, as many as 105 couples tied the knot in a simple function in Amar Singh Club here. The couples belonged to various parts of north Kashmi...

Cong tweet on PM’s attempt to repair relation with Pak disappointing: Omar

Srinagar, Jul 15: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that Congress' tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempt to repair India's relations with Pakistan was dis...

India condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

New Delhi, July 15: India has condemned three terrorist attacks that hit the people of Pakistan within short span of three-four days in which about 150 people have died. "Three tragic terrorist at...

Civilian killings: Malik reaches Hawoora to offer condolences

Srinagar, July 15: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Mohammad Yasin Malik on Saturday reached to the Hawoora village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district to offer condolences to the families of thre...

Rajinikanth supports 'One India, One Election' proposal

Chennai, July 15: At a time when major political parties in Tamil Nadu are opposed to the Central government's proposal of 'One India, One Election', actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Sunday cam...

Lok Adalat held in 10 districts of Nagaland

Kohima Jul 15: National Lok Adalat was conducted in ten districts headquarter constituting ten Lok Adalat Benches. During the Lok Adalat held yesterday, altogether 949 cases were listed before th...

Carpenter falls to death from rooftop in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 15: A carpenter fell to his death when he suddenly slipped from a rooftop of an under construction building for a hospital in the central Badgam, official sources said on Sunday. The...

People hate Mehbooba Mufti : NC Senior Leader hits at Former J&K CM

Srinagar, July 15: National Conference MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone from Sonawari today said that when Mehbooba is saying if BJP tries to break PDP, more Yasin Malik and Syed Salahuddin may be formed but ...

Army distributed 17000 solar lights in un-electrified hamlets in J&K's Doda

Bhaderwah, Jul 15: The Army has distributed 17,000 solar lights among the residents of un-electrified and inaccessible hamlets in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. The initiative under 'Roshni' ...

Senior govt official booked on corruption charges in J&K

Jammu, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has registered a case against a senior government officer posted in Reasi district for allegedly amassing assets by indulging in c...

Sindhu enters Thailand Open final

Bangkok, July 14: India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu overcame Indonesian Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in three games here on Saturday to set-up the Thailand Open women's singles final against reigning wor...

Valley Weekends resume with cultural show at Dal Lake

Srinagar, July 15: The Department of Tourism Kashmir resumed its Valley Weekend programme here at Zabarwan Park on Sundaywith a mesmerizing performance by local singers. The Valley Weekend program...

Couple killed after car falls into gorge in Doda district

Srinagar, July 15: A couple were killed while their son and two daughters were injured when their car skidded off a hilly road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda this morning, the police said. The...

UPSC civil services prelims exam results declared

ew Delhi, July 15: The result of civil services preliminary examination has been declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The prelims examination was held on June 3 and the results...

2nd ODI: England beat India to level series

London, July 15: England dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 86 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Lord's here on Saturday. Having posted a total of 322/7 in their ...

'Kolkata court has summoned Tharoor over his 'Hindu Pakistan' comment'

Kolkata, July 15: A court here has summoned Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his comment that a "Hindu Pakistan" would be created if the BJP returned to power, the petitioner said. The Metropoli...

Body found under mysterious circumstances in Kupwara

Baramulla, Jul 15: Body of a person was recovered under mysterious circumstances in the north Kashmir district of Kupwara, official source said on Sunday morning. They said panic gripped in Lalpor...

Amarnath yatra: pilgrim dies, toll touches 23 since June 28

Srinagar, Jul 15: A yatri from Maharashtra died of cardiac arrest near the holy cave on Saturday night, official sources said on Sunday. With this, a total of 21 pilgrims and two service providers...

PM pays obeisance at BHU temple; meets BJP workers in Varanasi

Varanasi, Jul 15:m Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a sudden trip to Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, late Saturday night and paid obeisance at the Vishwanath temple in the BHU campus. ...

Omar takes dig at BJP for protesting against Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 15: Taking a dig at Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for protesting at winter capital, Jammu, against former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for stating that the Centre was trying to split her...

2,922 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 15: A batch of 2,922 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Sunday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said. Since it started on June 28, more that 1,76,000 pilgrims have alread...

Mehbooba should put her house in order before blaming BJP: Madhav

JAMMU: Terming former ally Mehbooba Mufti’s statement on BJP trying to engineer a split in her PDP the most shocking and unfortunate lie, BJP’s point-man on Jammu and Kashmir Ram Madhav on Saturday s...

SHOPIAN KILLINGS Centre’s sanction is ‘not needed’ for FIR against Army: JKP tells SC

JAMMU: In an interesting development in the January Shopian Civilian Killings, the state police have told the Supreme Court that the prior sanction of the Centre government was not necessary for regi...

POWER WOES: J&K’s smart move may save state exchequer worth Rs 3500 cr

SRINAGAR: In a significant decision aimed at curbing the power losses which run in Crores of rupees for Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to do away with manual meter reading, replacing t...

Hajj-2018: 800 leave for Madina in first batch

SRINAGAR: The first batch of 800 Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir today left for the Muslim holy city of Madina in Saudi Arabia. As many as 10,000 pilgrims from the state are scheduled to perf...

Guv seeks status of J&K cases pending at SC, HC

JAMMU: Three weeks after he was urged by former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to ensure proper supervision of various matters the state was fighting in Supreme Court and state High Court, the governo...

No new arms licence will be issued in J&K

JAMMU: In view of the ire it has been facing from Union Home Ministry, besides Rajasthan Police in the fake gun licences scam, the state government has decided to seize the issuance of fresh individu...

Cong is a party of only Muslim men: PM Modi

AZAMGARH (UP): Days ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament when the government is likely to push for the passage of a bill against instant triple talaq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mocked Congre...

Soldier injured in Pak sniping Army Chief reviews security in Akhnoor

JAMMU: An Army soldier was injured when he was shot by a Pakistani sniper from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector, Defence Ministry officials informed. The incident took place Frid...

1.76 L yatris pay obeisance, 2 more die of cardiac arrest

SRINAGAR: On the 17th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 11,038 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave, taking the total number of pilgrims to have had the darshan of the Shivling to 1,76,044,...

Yatra to Budha Amarnath from Monday

JAMMU: The annual Baba Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra pilgrimage will commence from 16th July.The Yatra will commence from Jammu base camp to Mandi town in Poonch where shrine of Lord Shiva is located. W...

PDP rebel meets Guv

SRINAGAR: Imran Raza Ansari, MLA Pattan and former Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Ansari informed Governor about the problems relating to the implementation of certain ...

A REALISTIC PORTRAYAL OF LIMELIGHT CHIAROSCUROS

Though a lot of movies and television shows have been made about the reality behind the making of movies and television shows and how the realistic side of the actors working in these productio...

Div Com reviews Baba Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra arrangements

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma reviewed the arrangements for annual Baba Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra in a meeting, here today. During the meeting, various issues related to security...

Commissioner Secretary PWD reviews department’s functioning

JAMMU: Commissioner Secretary, Public works (R&B) Department; Khurshid Ahmad Shah chaired a meeting to review the functioning of the department here today. The meeting was attended by Development Co...

SPCB intensifies surprise check against vehicular pollution, noise pollution

JAMMU: J&K State Pollution Control Board with Traffic Police Department has intensified drive against vehicular pollution and violators where vehicles are checked for pollution under control certificates. In a day long drive, 48 vehicles from Satwari to Gandhi Nagar road have been checked out of which 19 vehicles were challaned for violation of pollution norms. Pollution Checking Centres were a...

ADC Kathua reviews status of biometric attendance system

Kathua: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Ghansham Singh today convened a meeting of all district and sectoral officers to ensure biometric attendance across the district. During the meeting, the ADC emphasized that all government employees should reach office in time. He instructed that a biometric attendance system be put in place where the BMAS is not yet installed. He directed all dis...

ADC Doda review progress of Biometric attendance

Doda: On the directions of Chief Secretary J&K, Additional Deputy Commissioner Doda Pawan Kumar Parihar convenes a meeting with all the district officers to review the progress of Aadhar based biomet...

DDC Rajouri reviews development works under various schemes

RAJOURI: The District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad today reviewed of major road and bridge projects of GREF and PMGSY besides projects taken by JKPCC in the district and directed the ...

Karate Champions given send off for international participation

RAJOURI: An impressive Function was organised at Press Club Rajouri by Martial Arts Club Rajouri to bid farewell to students selected for competing in Thailand Open Karate Do Championship 2018. Dist...

National Lok Adalat held across Jammu Division

JAMMU: On the direction of Chairman National Legal Services Authority and under the supervision of Patron-in-Chief and Executive Chairman J&K State Legal Services Authority, Justice Alok Aradhe, a National Lok Adalat was held in the District Court Complex, Janipur Jammu under the Chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jamm...

Samba administration reviews status of Biometric attendance

Samba: Additional District Development Commissioner, Pankaj Magotra today convened a meeting of all district and sectoral officers to ensure biometric attendance across the district. During the meet...

Advocate General briefs Governor

SRINAGAR: Senior Advocate Sh. D.C Raina, who has taken over as Advocate General of J&K, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Governor has asked Sh. Raina to early discuss with him the st...

Disposal of Grievances since imposition of Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, from 20th June till 13th July 2018, the Grievance Cell received 4,623 complaints/grievances, of which 3,810 have been disposed of/forwarded to the concerned quarters for their timely redressal; and 1665 complaints/grievances are under process. During this period, Governor’s Secretariat received 1510 complaints/grievances, of which 1395 complaint...

Advisor Vyas reviews progress of flagship projects in power sector

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor B B Vyas today reviewed the progress of power sector here and directed for curbing power pilferage and cutting down on transmission and distribution losses. Speaking at...

Advisor Kumar visits Bandipora; Reviews security, developmental scenario

BANDIPORA: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited Bandipora to review the security and developmental scenario in the district. The Advisor was accompanied by Director General of police Dr S...

Justice Magrey inaugurates National Lok Adalat in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Judge High Court of J&K and Chairman J&K High Court Legal Services Committee in presence of Justice M K Hanjura, Judge High Court of J&K today inaugurated Natio...

Div Com reviews developmental scenario of Baramulla, Kupwara

BARAMULLA: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting of officers here at Dak Bungalow to review the pace and position of various developmental projects undertaken by d...

Comm Secy Forests chairs SFC Steering Committee Meeting

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary to Government Forests Ecology & Environment Department Saurabh Bhagat today chaired the 21stSteering Committee Meeting of J&K State Forest Corporation, which fixes no...

First batch of 800 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

SRINAGAR: The First batch of Haj pilgrims today left for Saudi Arabia from Srinagar International Airport to perform this year’s Haj pilgrimage. According to a spokesman of the State Hajj Committee, a total of 800 Haj pilgrims embarked for pilgrimage which included 430 male and 370 female through four flights. 340 pilgrims boarded first flight, 150 each in second and third flights and 160 in fo...

11038 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR: On the 17th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 11,038 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,76,044 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

DC Anantnag reviews progress under Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System

ANANTNAG: The Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik today convened a meeting of all sectoral and block officers of the district regarding guidelines issued for the Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) of officers /officials in the individual departments. The Deputy Commissioner through a power point presentation informed about the guidelines for installation of AE...

National Lok Adalats held across Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A day-long National Lok Adalats were held across the Kashmir Valley during which a number of cases were settled amicably. In Budgam, National Lok Adalat was organized in District Court Com...

ADC Budgam reviews status of biometric attendance system

BUDGAM: Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mohammad Farooq Dar, Saturday convened a meeting of all district and sectoral officers to review the status of Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance Syst...

Governor flags off first flight of Hajis from Srinagar Airport

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra flagged off the first flight of 340 Hajis for Madinah Munawarrah which left from the Srinagar International Airport this morning. Sh. Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisor to Go...

MLC Zaffar Manhas meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Zaffar Manhas, MLC and Vice Chairman JK Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL), called on Governor N.N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Sh. Manhas briefed Governor about the ongoing programmes and the upcoming events which are being organized by the Academy and the efforts underway to promote traditional arts and artists. Appreciating Sh. Manhas’s continuing endeavours towar...

MLA Pattan meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Imran Raza Ansari, MLA Pattan and former Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Sh. Ansari informed Governor about the problems relating to the implementation of certain major development projects in his Constituency and offered several suggestions about the measures necessary to streamline the higher education sector, including higher attention to skill develop...

Consultative meet of skill training providers held in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: First ever, consultative meeting of prospective training providers under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme was held today here at Srinagar. The meeting was held with the aim to provide prospective training providers with an in-depth understanding of the process required for registration with the training authorizing departments like J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM...

Advisor Ganai inspects government schools in Sonwar

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today visited government run schools in Sonwar area in Srinagar to personally take stock of the educational and infrastructural facili...

Advisor Vyas takes stock of facilities for Kashmiri migrants

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: Advisor to Governor B. B. Vyas today called for improving the facilities provided to the Kashmiri migrants. Chairing a meeting here in this regard, the Advisor took a detailed r...

Jammu and Kashmir Police arrest 3 youth during nocturnal raids in Pulwama

Srinagar, July 14: Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested three youth during nocturnal raids at Kakapora in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Local sources told TNN that government forces arres...

BJP activists stage protest, burn Mehbooba's effigy in Jammu

Jammu, July 14: A group of BJP activists today staged a demonstration here and burnt an effigy of former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti over her statement that any attempt by the Cen...

4 Kashmiri students make it to IKGPTU merit list

Srinagar, July 14 : Four Kashmiri Students of Aryans College of Engineering, Rajpura, Chandigarh excelled in the merit list of I K Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Jalandhar by capturing...

Panchayat polls will help empower locals, solve problems in J&K

New Delhi, July 14: Holding of panchayat elections will have a far reaching impact in Jammu and Kashmir particularly in the given circumstance when the state has faced unrest in an unending cycle of ...

Skill development programme benefits youth in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 14: Youth of Jammu are being imparted with various technical trainings in a bid to explore their livelihood opportunities. Training to youths is being given by professionals in courses li...

PDD employee electrocuted in north Kashmir

Baramulla, July 14: A Power Development Department (PDD) employee died due to electric shock in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir on Saturday, official sources said. They said 50-year...

Veteran journalist Yagnik fell off building: MP Police

Indore, July 14: Madhya Pradesh Police on Saturday said veteran journalist Kalpesh Yagnik did not die of a heart attack as reported earlier but lost his life after he fell from the terrace of a build...

BJP says Amit Shah didn't speak on Ram temple

New Delhi, July 14: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied that its President Amit Shah had made any statement in a Hyderabad meeting on Ram temple in Ayodhya even as AIMIM chief Asaddud...

Modi loses nearly 3 lakh Twitter followers, Rahul Gandhi 17,000

New Delhi: As Twitter began sanitising its platform by removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost nearly 300,000 followers while Congress Party President Rahul...

Chancellor of Central University Jammu, G. Parthasarathy calls on MoS Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, July 14: The Chancellor of Central University Jammu, Shri Gopalaswami Parthasarathy called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoN...

Army Chief visits Jammu's Akhnoor

Jammu, July 14: Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited Akhnoor area here. The General visited the Akhnoor based Army Division and held a meeting with the officers. He also ...

Low voltage irks Uri residents

Srinagar, July 14: Over a dozen villages in this border town of Uri have decried the failure of Power Development Department (PDD) to address low voltage problem in the area. Locals said that they ...

19 forest smugglers arrested in Sopore: Police

Jammu, July 14: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested 19 persons involved in forest smuggling in Sopore town of north Kashmir. A police official said: “The arrests were made from Rampura and...

Diljit humbled by response to his "Soorma" performance

Mumbai, July 14: Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh's performance as hockey champ Sandeep Singh is winning exceptional laurels as the man himself remains humble, down-to-earth and rooted. "I knew 'Soorma...

PM releases video of Hima's win track, says he was 'touched deeply'

New Delhi, July 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released a video of Hima Das, the first Indian Woman to win a gold in World Athletic track, and said her getting emotional while singing t...

Two wanted criminals arrested after encounter in Bijnor

Bijnor, July14: Two notorious criminals, carrying reward of Rs 10,000 each on their head, were arrested after an encounter with police in Nazimabad area here late on Friday night. Both criminals ...

Fresh batches of pilgrims leave for Amarnath cave

Srinagar, Jul 14: Fresh batches of pilgrims on Saturday left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps for the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where over 1.65 lakh yatries have paid obeisanc...

Soldier injured by Pakistan sniper firing along LoC in J&K

Jammu, Jul 14: A soldier was injured when he was reportedly shot by a Pakistani sniper from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said today. The inc...

Life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 14: Life returned to normal on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where a day-long strike was observed on Friday to commemorate Martyrs Day in remembrance of those killed in 1931, with bus...

First batch of Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir leaves for Saudi Arabia

Srinagar: The first batch of 820 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left for Saudi Arabia on Saturday to perform this year's Hajj pilgrimage. Special buses from the Srinagar Hajj House in Bemina area...

Over 3,000 Amarnath pilgrims head for holy cave

Jammu, July 14: A fresh batch of 3,048 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Saturday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy ...

CEC Kargil inaugurates Passport Camp

KARGIL: Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) LAHDC Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan inaugurated Passport Camp here yesterday. To benefit from two-day camp, applicants have been asked to submit the Passport Appli...

Sharmila Tagore meets Governor and First Lady

SRINAGAR: Ms. Sharmila Tagore, renowned actor, who is visiting Kashmir on a holiday, met Governor and First Lady at the Raj Bhavan. Ms. Tagore shared with Governor and First Lady, her reminisces o...

Advisor Ganai expresses sorrow over passing away of Dr. Giriija Dhar

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has expressed grief over the said demise of former Principal GMC Srinagar and Chairman, JKPSC, Dr. Girija Dhar. In his condolence messa...

Prepare state-of-art disaster management plan: Addl Secy MHA

SRINAGAR: Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Rajni Sekhri stressed for the need to prepare effective and realistic disaster management plan across all districts in the state of Jam...

DC Poonch meets injured at DH Poonch; provides relief assistance

POONCH: The Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav visited District Hospital Poonch and met persons who were injured in a road accident at Shahpur. He enquired about their well being and directed doc...

PM extends Rath Yatra greetings to citizens

New Delhi, July 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Jagannath Rath Yatra. "With the blessings of Lord Jagannath, may our country scale ...

Use of pump-action guns has emboldened Bangladeshi smugglers: BSF chief

Shillong, July 14: Bangladeshi smugglers have become bolder after the Indian border guards started using pump-action guns instead of regular INSAS rifle along the border, Director General of Border S...

Governor trolled on twitter; Advisor, SC, visit graveyard with floral circlets

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra was subjected to bitter criticism on twitter for posting his tributes on the ‘Martyrs’ Day’ –a controversial event of history in which 22 Kashmiris were all...

Def Min rejects UN report on Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today rejected a UN report on alleged human rights violation in Kashmir, saying Indian Army exercises maximum restraint in carrying out operations in th...

‘Mehbooba disturbed on losing power, facing criticism within her PDP’

JAMMU: Calling former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's statement "irresponsible", the BJP today asked her to apologise to the party and asserted it has never conspired to pull out of any government or...

Not our holiday: Jammu lawyers

JAMMU: The Jammu High Court Bar Association today staged a demonstration demanding the abolishment of the Martyrs' Day holiday, while Kashmiri Pandit migrants observed a 'black day'. Martyrs' Day ...

MLAs’ CDS spending relaxed, DCs asked to oversee works, report

JAMMU: The Planning and Development Department has issued guidelines for implementation of Constituency Development Scheme (CDS) during the Suspended Animation of the State Assembly. According to a circular issued by the Department, all District Development Commissioners (DDCs) have been instructed for execution of all ongoing works under Constituency Development Scheme (CDS) and the same shal...

Not in touch with ‘Delhi’, we are ‘real PDP’: rebels

Srinagar: Five rebel PDP legislators today accused party president Mehbooba Mufti of putting them and their families at risk by claiming that the internal rumblings in the party done at the behest of...

Guv Rule: Daily grievances 190, disposal rate 159

SRINAGAR: In 23 days of Governor’s Rule, the government grievance cell has received around 190 complaints on a daily average while the administration, under personal monitoring of Governor, had been ...

2 CRPF men killed in militant ambush

SRINAGAR: Two CRPF personnel, including an officer, were killed and another jawan was injured when militants attacked a patrol party in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, official sources said. A ...

AMARNATH PILGRIMAGE: At least 1.5 lakh pay obeisance in 15 days

SRINAGAR: About 6000 pilgrims, including women and sadhus, on Friday left for holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where so far over 1.52 yatries had paid obeisance since the commenc...

Mehbooba to New Delhi: Stab in back of PDP will ‘produce more militants’

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday warned of dire consequences if New Delhi tried to break her party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form government in the state. “If New D...

Stop sounding so desperate, former ally BJP to Mehbooba

NEW DELHI: Taking strong exceptions to former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's statement that any attempt to split PDP will only create more separatists like Yasin Malik, the BJP on Friday lashed out ...

Omar: Militancy reborn under Mehbooba’s rule

SRINAGAR: Upping the ante at former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti over her threat of renewal of militancy if centre tries to break Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Conference (NC) Vice Presid...

Legendary Kashmir medico Girija Dhar no more

SRINAGAR: Former Principal of the Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar Prof Girija Dhar, a renowned Gynaecologist , breathed her last in summer capital on Friday. Governor N N Vohra, former ...

Gen Hasnain is CUK Chancellor

JAMMU: Former military secretary Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain has been appointed as the chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir, according to a notification issued here today. "The Presiden...