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GOVERNOR MALIK REACHES OUT TO SEPARATISTS ‘I have a message for Hurriyat that they should not consider me alien’

JAMMU: In a bid to build bridges between Raj Bhawan and Hurriyat Conference, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday reached out to the separatist leaders urging them to apprise him direct...

J&K to raise Rs 3500 Cr bonds to liquidate power purchase liability

JAMMU: In view of whopping losses and accumulated financial burden, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to raise Rs 3500 Crore state bonds to liquidate outstanding power purchase liability. ...

In PDP’s south Kashmir powerhouse, Omar dubs coalitions ‘misadventure’, calls for strong, single mandate to NC

KULGAM: Seeking a strong mandate in the next Assembly elections, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said coalition government was not in the interest of the Jammu and Kashmir. The coal...

OPERATION ALL-OUT Farooq sees SP Malik’s remarks ‘paradoxical’

SRINAGAR: The National Conference (NC) President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said that the awful situation in south Kashmir contradicts the recent claims of Governor SP Malik on ‘Operation All-out’...

MHA deliberates on J&K poll schedule

JAMMU: To overcome the challenge of voter participation in Kashmir Valley, the Centre is reported to be favouring simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, as it...

BSF officer martyred in Pak sniper firing on I-B

JAMMU: An assistant commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed in sniper firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district Monday mor...

Army Chief warns Pak of strong action

NEW DELHI: Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Tuesday warned Pakistan that India will not hesitate in carrying out strong action against inimical moves, asserting that its forces were giving enemies along...

BJP to run alone on all six Lok Sabha seats: Khanna

JAMMU: Though non committal on details at this stage, the Bhartiya Janta Party vice-president and in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir affairs, Avinash Rai Khanna today said that saffron party will run alo...

HC quashes arrest of 18

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today quashed detention orders of 18 persons and asked the respondent authorities to release them from custody, if not required in other cases. The vacatio...

921 medicos get job orders

JAMMU: To augment health care facilities in the rural and far flung areas of the state, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department today issued appointment orders to 921 Medical Officers recruited on fast track basis. To fast track the recruitment process, the H&MEM Department had made relevant provisions in the rules and SRO, which paved the way for making the recruitment process a time b...

NIA custody for 9 OGWS

SRINAGAR: Nine persons arrested in Kashmir by police’s Special Operation Group (SOG) in November last year for alleged militant links were on Tuesday handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA...

Back in Anantnag, Mehbooba for dialogue with local militants, calls them sons of soil

JAMMU: As Peoples Democratic Party and its main rival National Conference make intensive bids at popularity in south Kashmir, former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said efforts should be mad...

By March 31, Rajouri to become J&K’s first juvenile justice compliant district

RAJOURI: Rajouri will soon become the first district in the State to be fully complying with all the laid down provisions of Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) and having all the structures and institutions ...

India wants 'mazboot' not 'majboor' government: BJP Vice President

Jammu, Jan 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President, Avinash Rai Khanna, on Tuesday said the party would fight 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's performance d...

Heavy snowfall to hit Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 16: The Met on Wednesday forecast heavy snowfall for at least five days starting Saturday that is likely to disrupt air and surface traffic to and from the Kashmir Valley. "A compara...

Heavy snowfall to hit Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 16 : The Met on Wednesday forecast heavy snowfall for at least five days starting Saturday that is likely to disrupt air and surface traffic to and from the Kashmir Valley. "A compar...

DC Bandipora administers oath to newly elected Sarpanchs, Panchs

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 15: The newly elected Sarpanchs and Panchs of Bandipora district were administered oath today by District Panchayat Officer during a ceremony which was chaired by Deputy Commissi...

DEA Udhampur organises awareness camp for service voters

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY-23:- District Election Authority (DEA), Udhampur today organized an Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) awareness camp to sensitize the service voters...

MLCs, former Minister, ex-MLAs call on Advisor Sharma Project issues of public importance

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: MLCs, a Former Minister and Ex-MLAs Tuesday called on the Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma here at Civil Secretariat and projected people’s demands and issues for early re...

Nepal Army chief visits Central Command in UP

Lucknow, Jan 15 (UNI) Nepal Army Chief General Purna Chandra Thapa arrived here on Tuesday on a day-long visit to Uttar Pradesh, said a press statement issued by the Central command here on Tuesday. ...

Enjoying absolute majority and no threat to coalition Government: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru, Jan 15(UNI) Playing down the withdrawal of support by the two independent MLAs, Chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy, who is heading the JD(S)-Congress coalition government, has said that “Ther...

NDMC Budget: Medical facility to be provided at 2 hospitals under Ayushman Bharat

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in it's budget 2019-20 has proposed to provide medical and surgical treatment facility at Charak Palika Hospital and Palika Maternity Ho...

BJP MLAs stay put in Haryana: Saffron party blames Cong, Siddamaraiah for K'taka crisis

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) In the midst of claims and counter claims of poaching charges from the either side, the BJP central leadership on Tuesday for the first time led attack against the JD(S)-Congr...

Kharge writes to PM, calls for immediate meeting of 3 member panel to appoint new CBI director

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) Terming the removal of Mr Alok Verma as CBI chief and appointment of Mr Nageshwar Rao as interim director as ‘illegal’, Leader of the Congress in the lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kha...

Team 'Sonchiriya' shot fire with real rifles, guns

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The recently released trailer of 'Sonchiriya' has been generating immense buzz for the raw and rustic looks set in the rooted villages of central India. Playing a dacoit m...

Centre discusses opening up of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor with stakeholders

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the stakeholders for the opening up of the proposed Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punja...

Delhi Govt committed to work for development of Urdu: Sisodia

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The Governing Council of Urdu Academy and Delhi government met on Tuesday under the chair of Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Art, Culture and Languages, Manish Sisodia t...

NIA files charge sheet against 2 in Junagarh FICN case

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The National Investigation Agency (NIA), Mumbai branch on Tuesday filed Charge sheet against two accused in Junagarh fake Indian currency case at Special NIA court Ahmadabad, ...

Rogi Kalyan Samiti holds meeting at Jammu

JAMMU JANUARY 15: Rogi Kalyan Samiti held its 3rd meeting under the chairmanship of Medical Superintendent Dr. Chander Parkash, who is also vice chairman of Samiti, here today. The Samiti discussed providing better health care services and improvement of infrastructure for the patients besides making available the emergency medicines round the clock. A detailed discussion was held on the deci...

Anantnag: 25 farmers flagged off for training in Mushkibudji Paddy cultivation

ANANTNAG, JANUARY 15: District Development Commissioner today flagged off a group of 25 mushqbudji rice cultivating farmers of Sagam and adjacent villages to be held at Rice Research Centre SKUAST Shalimar. The training programme has been organised by NABARD under its Capacity Building and Adoption of Technology Transfer Scheme. Chief Agriculture Officer, DM NABARD and other senior office...

Interviews for Khadim-ul-Hajaj to start from Jan 17

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 15: The interview of candidates who have applied for selection as Khadim-ul-Hajaj shall be held at Haj House, Bemina Srinagar from January 17, 2019. In an official communiqué issued here, the office of State Haj Committee informed that the interview for Pulwama and Baramulla candidates will be held on January 17, 2019 from 10.30 am, those from Anantnag and Kulgam and Band...

Advisor Ganai to take meeting, discuss regularisation of contractual staff of Education Dept

JAMMU, JANUARY 15- Advisor to the Governor Mr. Khurshid A. Ganai, shall take a meeting of the Education Department in Civil Secretariat Jammu at 11.30 am on 16.01.2019 to discuss threadbare the iss...

Republic Day-2019: Chief Secretary chairs high level meeting to finalize arrangements

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: With preparations for the upcoming Republic Day-2019 celebrations in full swing, Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a high level meeting of officers at Udyog Bhav...

H&ME Deptt issues appointment orders of 921 Medical Officers

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: To augment health care facilities in the rural and far flung areas of the state, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department today issued appointment orders to 921 Medical O...

Sarpanchs of Kulgam administered oath

KULGAM, JANUARY 15: District Development Commissioner, Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today administered oath to the newly elected Sarpanchs of the district, here at ITI College. The DDC congratulated...

Sarpanchs of Baramulla administered oath

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 15: District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today administered oath to recently elected Sarpanchs and inaugurated a three week training programme for th...

Shopian admin to extend digital facilities to rural areas

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 15 District Development Commissioner, Shopian Dr Owais Ahmad today chaired a meeting to discuss the modalities for extending digital facilities to rural areas of the district a...

DDC Kupwara reviews Power scenario in Lolab

KUPWARA, JANUARY 15: District Development Commissioner Khalid Jahangir today visited several far flung places of Lolab area to review the overall power scenario and the status of ongoing developm...

DC Jammu inaugurates training program for Sarpanchs

JAMMU, JANUARY 15- Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar today inaugurated a four day training programme for newly elected Sarpanchs of Jammu district for capacity building. The training programm...

DEO Kathua reviews operationalisation of Voter Helpline number

KATHUA, JANUARY 15: District Election Officer, Rohit Khajuria today reviewed preparedness for launch of “Voter Helpline”, a unique initiative to be operated from universal number 1950 for the facil...

DDC Kathua inaugurates capacity building training programme for Sarpanchs

KATHUA, JANUARY 15:- A comprehensive module for capacity building of newly elected Sarpanchs of various Panchayats across the district was inaugurated today by District Development Commissioner, Ro...

ADC Reasi reviews Republic Day arrangements

REASI, JANUARY 15: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajinder Kumar Sharma, today convened a meeting to review arrangements for celebration of upcoming Republic Day-2019. A detailed discussion regar...

MoS Uttar Pradesh meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: Dr. Mahendra Kumar Singh, Minister of State, Rural Development, Medical and Health, Uttar Pradesh, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Dr. Singh and Gove...

Mayor SMC meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: Sh. Junaid Azim Mattu, Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Mattu briefed Governor about the plans of the SMC f...

DC Rajouri inaugurates training programme for Sarpanchs

RAJOURI, JANUARY 15: Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today inaugurated four day Basic Foundation Course for Sarpanchs of Manjakote, Thanamandi, Panjgrain, Plangrah and Kalakote blocks. ...

DDC Ramban inaugurates training session for Sarpanchs

RAMBAN, JANUARY 15: District Development Commissioner, Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today inaugurated four day training programme for Sarpanchs being organized by the Department of Rural Developmen...

Training cum capacity building program for Sarpanchs begins at Reasi

REASI, JANUARY 15: A four day capacity building cum training programme for 55 PRI members began here today. Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sagar Dattatray Doifode, inaugurated the programme. Addressing ...

Farooq Shah inspects pace of work on upcoming Jal Bhawan

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: Secretary PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control and DMRRR, Farooq Ahmad Shah, today visited Jal Bhawan construction site here at Narwal and inspected various ongoing works. The Jal Bh...

Chief Secretary chairs 16th Steering Committee meeting of State CAMPA

JAMMU: JANUARY 15: Chief Secretary, B. V. R. Subrahmanyam Monday chaired the 16th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Compensatory Aff...

Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova advance to second round of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Serena Williams of the United States and the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova dismissed their respective opponents on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Australian Op...

2019 World Cup Cricket is going to be a tough contest: Jonathan Trott

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Former England batsman Jonathan Trott is keeping his cards close to his chest on predicting the winner of the upcoming edition of the World Cup to be played in his h...

Nishikori advances to second round after Majchrzak retires

Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Japan's Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after Polish wild card Kamil Majchrzak retired due to cramping during Tuesday's match. Nishikori ...

Spain's Muguruza cruises into second round of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Garbine Muguruza advanced to the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday after beating Zheng Saisai in straight sets. The No.18 seed beat her Chinese opponent 6-2, ...

Konta beats Tomljanovic in tie-break at Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Former Australian Open semi-finalist Johanna Konta advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after beating Ajla Tomljanovic in a tie-break on Tuesday. The Brit, ...

Sousa beats Pella to reach Australian Open 2nd round

Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Portuguese Joao Sousa on Tuesday progressed to the second round of the Australian Open by beating Argentine Guido Pella 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4. In a four-hour match, wor...

Sourav Ganguly to launch trailer of cricket-themed film '22 Yards'

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly will launch the trailer of the Hindi film "22 Yards", helmed by Mitali Ghoshal and starring Barun Sobti, at an event here on Wednesday. ...

Manu Sawhney unveiled as new ICC CEO

Dubai, Jan 15 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Manu Sawhney as its new Chief Executive Officer. According to an ICC statement, Sawhney, the fo...

2nd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni power India to series-levelling win

Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) India rode on skipper Virat Kohli's century and stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's controlled fifty to beat Australia by six wickets in the second ODI and level the three-match OD...

Honor 10 Lite with dewdrop notch display in India

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Tuesday launched the Honor 10 Lite with its home-grown Kirin 710 processor and a dewdrop notch display in India at a starting price of Rs 13,999. ...

Global smartphone market to shrink in 2019

Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) The global smartphone market is expected to shrink further in 2019 due to weaker demand and other unfavourable factors, a report said on Tuesday. Global smartphone production ...

Stop merger of public sector banks: CPI-M

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday urged the government to stop the merger of three nationalized banks, saying it will weaken all three post unification. The CPI-M said it was "deeply c...

Jaitley in US for medical chek-up

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has gone to the US for what is believed to be a medical check-up relating to his kidney ailment. Jaitley, 66, who had undergone a renal trans...

Equities up on rate cut hopes, positive Asian market cues

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Expectations of an interest rate cut in the monetary policy over lower monthly inflation combined with a rebound in Asian markets gave a push to the Indian equity market on Tues...

Government open to review GST in education sector: Shiv Pratap Shukla

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Tuesday said the government is open to reconsider the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on certain components in the educ...

Leverage technology, AI to boost flying ecosystem: Suresh Prabhu

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Stressing the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu stressed here on Tuesday the need to leverage these modern technologies t...

UK Parliament readies for key Brexit deal vote

London, Jan 15 (IANS) British MPs are set to vote on Tuesday whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal and set the country on its final road to leaving the EU on March 29 or vote ag...

New UN envoy embarks on 1st visit to Syria

Damascus, Jan 15 (IANS) The newly-appointed UN special envoy to Syria made his first visit to the war-torn country on Tuesday since he assumed the post. Geir Pedersen, who was appointed after his ...

Grand Alliance in Bihar united, strong: Tejashwi

Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday said that the opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar was united and strong and will soon announce its decision on seat sha...

Telugu icon Kanneganti undergoes heart surgery; stable now

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Iconic Telugu actor Brahmanandam Kanneganti underwent a heart bypass surgery at the Asian Heart Institute (AHI), sources close to the family said here on Tuesday. He was rush...

Modi arrives in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Tuesday evening on a brief four-hour visit of Kerala. Stepping down from the aircraft that flew him from Raipur, Modi...

SC sets conditions for BJP's Bengal rath yatra

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In a setback to the BJP, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the party cannot hold its proposed "rath yatra" in West Bengal unless it can address the Mamata Banerjee-led s...

Delhi HC tells Centre, CBI to file response on plea to probe phone tapping

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government and the CBI to file reply to a plea seeking a direction to constitute a SIT to look into the abuse of power by so...

Over 3 lakh drug addicts treated in Punjab in 2018: Police

Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Over three lakh drug addicts were treated in Punjab in 2018 and more than 63,000 people are currently being treated, out of which 25,000 are heroin addicts, a top police off...

2 MLAs withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government

Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two legislators -- a member of a regional outfit and an Independent -- ...

DGP rewards BSF constable for his quick response to militant attack

Jammu, January 15: Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh has rewarded Constable/GD Irshad Ahmad of 168-BN BSF for his alertness and quick reaction to militants' attack. Constable/GD Irsha...

ADDC flags off newly elected Sarpanchs for training

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 15: To impart training to the newly elected Sarpanchs of the district, Additional District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today flagged off 39 newly elected Sarp...

BSF officer killed in Pakistani firing

Jammu, Jan 15: An Assistant Commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed on Tuesday in Pakistani firing on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district. BSF sources...

Burglars steal CCTV equipment from bank in J&K

Jammu, Jan 15: Burglars stole CCTV surveillance equipment from a bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night at the J&K Bank's Man...

Tiger Division celebrates Army Day, pays homage at War Memorial

Jammu, Jan 15: Lt Gen JS Nain, General Officer Commanding, Rising Star Corps accompanied by Maj Gen Sharad Kapur, GOC Tiger Division, on Tuesday paid tributes to martyrs at Tiger War Memorial in Jam...

JCO dies of cardiac arrest along LoC in Poonch

Jammu, Jan 15: A Junior Commissioned Officer on Tuesday died of cardiac arrest along Line of Control in Mankote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. Police sources said that Naib Subeda...

Pak violates ceasefire on LoC, IB; BSF jawan injured

Jammu, Jan 15: Pakistani troops yet again violated the ceasefire agreement on Tuesday and fired unprovoked on the Line of Control and International Border across Jammu region. Meanwhile, one BSF ...

India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC

Jammu, Jan 15: The Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, a Defence Ministry spokesman said. "At 10 a.m., th...

LMVs to ply from morning, HMV in afternoon on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Jan 15: The national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country was through for one-way traffic while the Srinagar-Leh and historic Mughal roa...

Kashmiris being used to score political points by national parties: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 15: Questioning the timing of filing charge-sheet in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) case, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said Kashmiris are being used to sco...

Villages near LoC remain shut for day 6

Srinagar, Jan 15: Though snow clearance operations have already been started but there are very less chances for early reopening of most of the roads due to accumulation of several feet of snow which...

Govt names place for new colleges, most local concerns addressed; 20 distts in list

OTHER DECISIONS: - Two J&K Police Women Battalions with 2014 posts approved - Rs 6 Crore grant for Real Kashmir Football Club over 3 years JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC), equ...

Hardship Allowance revised for J&K Police

JAMMU: The SAC on Monday accorded sanction to the grant of Hardship Allowance @ 8% of basic pay in the revised pay levels in favour of Gazetted and Non Gazetted Police Personnel w.e.f 01.01.2019. ...

In biggest outreach yet, Malik calls upon militants to return

JAMMU: Sounding even sweeter than the popular government selected on the plank of human right protection, Governor Satya Pal Malik today called upon the militants to return to the civil mainstream as...

Police clearance must for protected persons for travelling outside State

SRINAGAR: In order to curb the rising incidents of weapon snatching, the Jammu and Kashmir police have restricted the protected persons from taking their Personal Security Officers (PSOs) with them o...

HM ultra arrested

BANDIPORA: Days after two active militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were arrested in Shopian, the security forces on Monday achieved yet another success when they arrested another top ultra of t...

Despite snow, SMVD footfall 13,000 a day

JAMMU: Braving heavy snowfall and extremely cold weather, around 13000 pilgrims are visiting the cave shrine of the Mata Vashno Devi daily, forcing the shrine board not to open the natural cave yet. ...

AoA v/s OaO: Have Governor’s remarks just bailed Mehbooba or made things worse

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that there exists nothing like ‘Operation All Out’. While this operation is very much a part of the emerging political and security lexicon in Kashmir, the Go...

JNU sedition: Mufti questions timing of filing chargesheet

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday questioned the timing of filing of charge sheet in the 2016 JNU sedition case, in which seven Kashmiris have been named, saying the students were...

Situation in J&K worsened under Modi: Shiv Sena

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena said Monday that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has worsened under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's watch and claimed the BJP-led government at the Centre frittered away the m...

Hurt in Tral encounter, CRPF man succumbs

JAMMU: After battling for life for nine days, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper wounded during an encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district earlier this month succumbed to his injurie...

DGP thanks Governor, his team

JAMMU: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh has thanked Governor Satya Pal Malik for enhancing the hardship allowance in favour of Jammu and Kashmir police personnel. The DGP said that it has ...

Cold wave hits Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 15:An intense cold wave hit the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday, bringing down temperatures several notches below the freezing point An official of the MET Department said the weather woul...

PDP set to register massive victory in coming elections: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that the party will register a remarkable victory during the forthcoming polls in the state ...

#PUBG Fever Rises In Kashmir, Parents Appeal Governor To Ban

Srinagar, Jan 15: The 2018 award winning mobile game PUBG (Player Unknowns Battle Ground),has taken over the online gaming scene by storm over the past few months, with its popularity in Jammu and Ka...

SAC approves locations for 40 new Degree Colleges

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved locations for the establishments of 40 new Government D...

Republic Day-2019: Chief Secretary chairs high level meeting to finalize arrangements

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: With preparations for the upcoming Republic Day-2019 celebrations in full swing, Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a high level meeting of officers at Udyog Bhavan...

Chief Secretary chairs 16th Steering Committee meeting of State CAMPA

JAMMU: JANUARY14: Chief Secretary, B. V. R. Subrahmanyam Monday chaired the 16th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (C...

Div Com convenes meeting with Airfield Environment Management committee

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting of Airfield Environment Management Committee regarding measures towards wildlife strike hazard reduction a...

Voters’ awareness campaign: DEO Srinagar seeks effective implementation of SVEEP activities

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 14: Office of the District Election Officer Srinagar Monday said the Voter Awareness Forums (VAFs) for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will be launched at all concerned offices including...

Winter coaching a huge success; Education Deptt refutes news report

SRINAGAR, JAN 14: The School Education Department Monday refuted a news report appearing in a section of the press regarding winter tutorial programme in the State. In a statement released, a dep...

Tourism Department embarks on aggressive marketing campaign

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 14: To tap State’s tourism potential and attract travellers, the Department of Tourism Kashmir has planned aggressive marketing campaigns from January 16, 2019, till February en...

Mission Director National Health Mission visits Poonch, reviews health sector

POONCH, JANUARY 14: Mission Director National Health Mission, Bhupinder Kumar, visited Poonch and convened a meeting to review the functioning of health sector in the district. Chairman, District ...

District Legal Services Authority, Health Department hold legal awareness cum medical camp

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: To ensure that opportunities of securing justice and health care benefits are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or any other disability, District Legal Services Autho...

DDC Kishtwar chairs officers meet on Panchayats

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 14: District Development Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana today chaired a meeting with district officers to discuss preparation of a comprehensive plan for line Departments to ensur...

DDC Baramulla reviews progress on land records digitization

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 14: District Development Commissioner Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today reviewed the progress on digitization of land record here at a meeting of concerned officers. The meeti...

6 blocks at Pampore to be ready by April end: Dir Estates

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 14: Director Estates, Tariq Hussain Ganie, today said that the Department will complete six more blocks comprising ninety-six flats at Pampore before Darbar move. He was inspec...

DDC Kulgam felicitates gold medallist, Insha

KULGAM, JANUARY 14: Deputy Commissioner Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today felicitated Insha Jan by presenting a memento and certificate for bagging a gold medal in Belt Wrestling open category at under-1...

Sarpanchs administered oath at Kupwara

KUPWARA, JANUARY14: The newly elected Sarpanchs today took oath here at swearing-in-ceremonies held across district. Around 362 elected representatives were administered the oath of Office. The...

Power shutdown

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 14: Chief Engineer, EM&RE Wing, Kashmir today informed that 33 KV Rawalpora-Airforce and Rawalpora-Chapora lines would be shut down in order to carry out some emergency repair wor...

Team Jammu launches vigorous campaign to revive Dogri language, culture, traditions and festivals

Jammu:Speeding up its vigorous campaign to revive Dogri culture, tradition, language and festivals among younger generation of Jammuites, Team Jammu organized cultural bonanza of Dogri folk songs a...

Anantnag: Sarpanchs administered oath

ANANTNAG, JANUARY 14: The newly elected sarpanchs of the District Anantnag today took oath of office here at a function organized by Rural Development Department and Panchayat Raj. The District D...

Power shutdown

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: In order to carry out temporary shifting of HT/LT Network coming in the alignment of 4-laning of Jammu-Akhnoor National Highway, the power supply to Bharat Nagar, Vasant Vihar, ...

DC Bandipora listens to people’s issues at Chittibanday Sanctions Rs 80 Lakh for water supply augmentation

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 14: Deputy Commissioner Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Monday held a public interaction program at Chittibanday village and listened to the public grievances. He was accompanied by...

Urban Mulberry Plantation: Drive to plant 2000 trees starts in Kathua Town

KATHUA, JANUARY 14: - A drive to plant over two thousand highly improved trees was launched under the Urban Mulberry plantation drive, here in the Municipal limits of this town. Under urban Mu...

DEO Rajouri reviews preparation for National Voter Day, launch of Voter Awareness forums

RAJOURI, JANUARY 14: District Election Officer, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, convened a meeting to review the preparations regarding celebration of National Voter Day (NVD) and launch of Voter Awareness Fo...

DC Rajouri finalizes arrangements for imparting training to Sarpanchs

RAJOURI, JANUARY 14: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today convened a meeting with the concerned officers to finalize arrangements for imparting training to Sarpanchs in the...

DC Kathua reviews arrangements for Pulse Polio Immunization campaign

KATHUA, JANUARY 14: Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria, today convened a meeting to review arrangements for conduct of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme in the district. The ...

GoC 9 Corps meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: Lt. Gen. J.S. Nain, GoC 9 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today and briefed him about the security situation in the Jammu region. Governor appreciate...

Secretary Tourism meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: Sh. Rigzin Sampheal, Secretary Tourism, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Sampheal informed Governor about the to-date status of ongoing tourism in...

Governor dedicates a Musical fountain and an open Air Gymnasium at Rajinder Park

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: Governor Satya Pal Malik dedicated a Musical fountain and Open Air Gymnasium to the people of Jammu in presence of the Chairman JK Bank Sh. Parvez Ahmed at the historic Rajinder ...

Governor dedicates a Musical fountain and an open Air Gymnasium at Rajinder Park

Jammu, January 14: Governor Satya Pal Malik dedicated a Musical fountain and Open Air Gymnasium to the people of Jammu in presence of the Chairman JK Bank Sh. Parvez Ahmed at the historic Rajinder Pa...

Secretary Tourism meets Governor

Jammu, January 14: Sh. Rigzin Sampheal, Secretary Tourism, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Sampheal informed Governor about the to-date status of ongoing tourism inf...

JK guv advises militants to shun path of violence, assures support for their rehabilitation

Jammu, Jan 14:Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday advised militants to shun the path of violence, assuring that his administration is ready to do whatever it can for their rehabilitatio...

Dozens of far-flung, remote areas remain cut off for fifth day in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14: Dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained cut off from their respective districts and tehsil headquarters in north Kashmir from ...

Normal life crippled in some parts of central Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14: Normal life was on Monday crippled in some parts of central Kashmir to protest against security force action in Shopian on Sunday which led to injuries to several youths, including ...

India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in Poonch

JAMMU: India and Pakistan armies on Sunday traded fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The indiscriminate firing and shelling ...

Stopping crowd from attending militant’s funeral is disturbing: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 14: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said that stopping the crowd to participate in the funeral prayer of a local militant was disturbing. Mufti was commenti...

Road clearance going on in Rajouri, Poonch

Jammu, Jan 14: The snow clearance from the roads on Sunday, following Saturday's snowfall, was going at large scale across Rajouri and Poonch even as the authorities managed to restore the traffic on...

Vaishno Devi traditional cave to open from Jan 15

Jammu, Jan 14: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has decided to open the traditional cave of the shrine from January 15 for the pilgrims. Official sources said that old cave of Mata Vai...

Hizb militant arrested during naka checking in north Kashmir’s Bandipora: Police

Srinagar, Jan 14: A joint team of Security forces including Jammu and Kashmir Police and Army’s 13 RR on Monday claimed to have arrested a militant during naka checking in northern Kashmir’s Bandipor...

Life remains affected in parts of south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14: Normal life remained affected for the second day on Monday in twin south Kashmir districts of Kulgam and Shopian against the killing of two militants, including a top Al-Badr comman...

Six injured in collision b/w ambulance & car in Baramulla

Baramulla, Jan 14: Six people were injured, one of them critically, when an ambulance and a private car collided on the highway in this north Kashmir district on Sunday, official sources said here o...

Ahead of R-Day, 2 Hizbul militants held; 5 in 5 days

JAMMU: Achieving yet another major success ahead of the Republic Day, the security agencies have arrested two militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terror outfit from Shopian, who were involved in procurin...

Army jawan hurt in Pak sniping on LoC

JAMMU: Two days after martyrdom of three soldiers in an explosion caused by an IED planted by Pakistan, followed by cross-firing from the other side of the fence, an Army personnel was injured in sni...

PHE to disconnect water connections of defaulting Govt depts, MLA hostels; March 2019 last deadline

JUNAID SIDIQ SRINAGAR: After asking its employees to clear all their pending water bills before getting salary, the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department is now mulling to disconnect water connections of government departments including Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) hostels if they fail to clear their water charges by March 2019. According to official figures, 33 government...

Defunct SERC awaits revival

S.SHEKHAR JAMMU: In a rarest of the rare case, the State Government itself violated the provisions it laid down while constituting Jammu & Kashmir State Electricity Regulatory Commission (J&K SERC...

Malik launches J&K role model Scheme

JAMMU: ‘J&K Role Model’ scheme introduced by Special DG, J&K Zone CRPF was formally launched by Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today where he also felicitated the role models on the ...

Lone, Ansari seek Guv’s assent to reservation bill

JAMMU: A day after 10% quota for upper castes became a law in entire country, a two-member People's Conference delegation, led by its chairman Sajjad Gani Lone, Sunday sought Governor Satya Pal Malik...

Govt depts, politicians owe PDD Rs 73 crore

JUNAID SIDIQ SRINAGAR: At a time when the state is facing acute shortage of electricity owing to the lack of infrastructure due to paucity of funds, various government departments besides politic...

In 2018, alert SFs prevented revival of militancy in Rajouri, 4 ultras dead

JAMMU: The attempts to revive militancy by spreading of terrorists' base in the border district of Rajouri were foiled by alert police force and security agencies, who killed four heavily armed milit...

Man found dead with throat slit

JAMMU: A 30-year-old man was found dead on Sunday with his throat slit at his residence in Ramban district, police said. The body of Purshottam Chand was found inside his house in Ramban's village...

7 of stone pelting mob injured in clashes with SFs

SRINAGAR: Seven persons were injured allegedly in security forces' action on stone-pelting protestors during clashes in Shopian district on Sunday, police said. Clashes erupted between groups of y...

NH open for stranded vehicles

BANIHAL/JAMMU: Hundreds of stranded vehicles, mostly trucks carrying essential supplies, were allowed to move towards Kashmir on Sunday, a day after heavy snowfall disrupted traffic on the vital 270-...

Oppn alliance opportunist, says PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Calling the opposition alliance "opportunist", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the parties coming together ahead of the Lok Sabha polls of practicing negative politics for t...

SAC to meet today

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik is expected to meet in Jammu on Monday, with an announcement on hardship allowance for Jammu and Kashmir Police likely...

Bright sunny morning in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 14: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a bright, sunny Monday morning after days of inclement weather in the state, the weather office said. Sanam Lotus, Director of the regional MET Depart...

New Gurudwara to come up in Fishers

Fishers, United States, Jan 14 :On the auspicious occasion of 253rd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Sikh Community in Fishers, Indiana launched a $ 3 million Gurudwar...

One way traffic resumes on Kashmir highway, Leh & Mughal roads remain closed

Srinagar, Jan 14 : One-way traffic on Monday resumed on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway after all stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards their respective destinations on Sunda...

Train services resume in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14 :Train services on Monday resumed after remaining suspended on Sunday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where a top Al-Badr commander was among two militants killed in an encoun...

Rajasthan Royals rope in Upton as coach

Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals have roped in experienced coach Paddy Upton for the forthcoming season of the lucrative Twenty20 tournament. "Upton has...

Real Madrid coach declines to advise Isco on his current situation

Madrid, Jan 13 (IANS) Real Madrid's Argentine coach Santiago Solari has said Spain midfielder Fransico Alarcon, best known as Isco, is wise enough to figure out on his own how to deal with his curren...

I want to work with Steven Spielberg: S. Sreesanth

Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Former cricketer turned actor S. Sreesanth, who is trying to make his space in showbiz with reality television shows and films, says he aspires to work in a Hollywood movie with...

Rayudu reported for bowling action

Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Indias Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Australia here on Saturday. The match officials' repo...

Olympic champ says running marathon in under two hours is possible

Nairobi, Jan 13 (IANS) Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge says breaking the two-hour mark in marathon is very much possible. However, he declined to confirm if he will be making another atte...

Iran could have defeated Vietnam with more goals, says Queiroz

Tehran, Jan 13 (IANS) Iran national football team's head coach Carlos Queiroz said they could have defeated Vietnam with more goals. Iran beat Vietnam 2-0 in Group D on Saturday and booked a spot ...

Petrol, diesel see sharp price rise on Sunday

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Transport fuel rates were hiked for the fifth time this month and saw their steepest rise on Sunday, amid global crude oil rates continuing to climb handsomely following the ...

Brexit: PM warns of 'catastrophic breach of trust'

London, Jan 13 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday warned that a failure to deliver Brexit would be "a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy". Writing in t...

RBI cautions government over NPA spike in MUDRA loans

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised a red-flag on the spike in non-performing assets (NPAs) under the government's flagship scheme to support micro enterprises in the ...

Maradona undergoes successful surgery for stomach bleeding

Buenos Aires, Jan 13 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona underwent successful surgery for minor stomach bleeding at a clinic outside Buenos Aires. He is set to be released in a couple ...

Israel PM confirms attacks on alleged Iranian targets in Damascus

Jerusalem, Jan 13 (IANS) Israel's Prime Minister on Sunday confirmed his troops had bombed a warehouse at the Damascus International Airport recently. The Syrian state-run TV had revealed earlier ...

Death toll rises to 4 in Paris bakery blast

Paris, Jan 13 (IANS) The death toll from the explosion at a bakery in Paris rose to four as a woman who was reported missing was found lifeless, a French media outlet reported on Sunday. France In...

Rajouri municipal's office laying vacant for the last 50 days;President/V-P would take oath on 16th of Jan.

As we all know that the result of urban local body election 2018 for district Rajouri was declared on 20th of october last year in which a total of five municipal committees of district went on the poll and that registered a polling percentage of 81.0 percent in which 20 independent, 23 BJP and 20 INC candidates won the MC elections in the entire district. It is pertinent to mention here that ou...

Kiru HEP: DDC chairs meeting to finalize Skill Mapping, development plan for Project Affected Families

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 13: District Development Commissioner, Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana Sunday chaired a meeting to finalize the skill mapping and development plan for Project Affected Families of Kir...

Advisor Ganai inaugurates Lohri Festival, greets people Colorful cultural show enthralls audience

JAMMU, JANUARY 13, 2019 - Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, inaugurated the Lohri Festival with traditional fanfare amid a large gathering of people on the banks of River Tawi, her...

DC Kargil visits Sankoo, Tai Suru; listens to public grievances

KARGIL, JANUARY 13:- Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Vikas Kundal visited several villages of Sankoo and Tai Suru blocks and interacted with the public to have an on spot know how of t...

DLSA meeting on Waste Management Project held at Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 13: Secretary District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Ganderbal, Iqbal Rafiq Vakil Sunday reviewed the progress on Waste Management Project in the District. Threadbare discussion...

Delegation from Zanaskar meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 13: A delegation of Zanskar Sub Division led by Sh. Stanzin Lakpa, Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. The delegation requested Go...

Governor launches role model Scheme in JK

JAMMU, JANUARY 13: J&K Role Model scheme introduced by Special DG, J&K Zone CRPF was formally launched by Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor also felicitated the role ...

India being unmade with every passing day: Activist Harsh Mander

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The cultural fabric and ethos of India is being unmade with every passing day, says activist Harsh Mander, fearing that "hatred and bigotry" may become "the new normal". I...

Paswan's daughter protests against him over Rabri Devi remark

Patna, Jan 13 (IANS) LJP chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's daughter Asha Paswan on Sunday staged a protest against her own father for calling former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi an 'ango...

Opposition alliance opportunist, for their own existence: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Calling the opposition alliance "opportunist", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the parties coming together ahead of the Lok Sabha polls of practicing negative ...

Rahul's UAE visit a huge success: Oommen Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi's two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was a huge success, party General Secretary Oommen Chandy said on Sunday. "He ha...

More audio clips of Goa Minister hinting at coup may be out soon: Congress

Panaji, Jan 13 (IANS) There are more audio clips of Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane where he is critical of the BJP leadership and speaks of a possible coup against ailing Chief Minister Manohar P...

BJP manifesto panel decides to form 15 sub-committees

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The 20-member manifesto committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh met here on Sunday and decided to constitute 15 sub-committees to ...

Fog disrupts flights at Bengaluru airport

Bengaluru, Jan 13 (IANS) Fog during the early morning hours of Sunday in Bengaluru disrupted at least 52 flights at the city's Kempegowda International Airport. "As a result of the fog, departure ...

Congress to contest all UP seats but doors open for secular parties

Lucknow, Jan 13 (IANS) Snubbed by the SP and BSP who have joined hands in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Sunday said it will contest all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state but insisted that its door...

Content, treatment of film are key: 'Badhaai Ho' director

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) "Badhaai Ho" director Amit Sharma says the mix of right content and treatment is primary for a film's success. Year 2018 was wonderful for movies with experimental and clo...

Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual assault, he denies

Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him in his 2018 film "Sanju". He has denied the allegation. According to a HuffPost In...

AAP to tell voters 'reality' of Modi government

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that it will come out with details of how the Modi government destroyed institutions and democracy in the last five years so that vot...

Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist disgraced following racist remarks

Washington, Jan 13 (Xinhua) Nobel laureate Dr James Watson, co-discoverer of the DNA helix and father of the Human Genome Project, has been stripped of honors by his laboratory following "reprehensib...

Budget Session of Jharkhand Assembly from Jan 17 to Feb 8, 2019

Ranchi, Jan 13: The Budget Session of Jharkhand Assembly will be held from January 17 to February 8 during which the annual budget of the state for fiscal 2019-20 will be tabled in the house on Febru...

Rahul's UAE visit a huge success: Oommen Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13: Congress President Rahul Gandhi's two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was a huge success, party General Secretary Oommen Chandy said on Sunday. "He had vari...

Jammu celebrates Lohri with fervour

Jammu, Jan 13: The festival of Lohri was celebrated with traditional fervour across the state on Sunday. Various social, religious and political organisations celebrated Lohri, which marks the end o...

BJP confident of win in UP in LS polls despite oppn alliances :Naqvi

New Delhi, Jan 13 : Minority Affairs minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday expressed confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party will present a good show in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Uttar...

Six dead, 42 injured in bus-truck collision in Fatehpur

Fatehpur, Jan 13: Six people were killed, while 42 were injured in a bus-truck collision at Kalyanpur area, here on Sunday morning. Police sources here said that six people died on-the-spot, while...

Paswan's daughter protests against him over Rabri Devi remark

Patna, Jan 13 : LJP chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's daughter Asha Paswan on Sunday staged a protest against her own father for calling former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi an 'angootha ...

Those attacking my performance have bigger political agenda: Anupam Kher

Mumbai, Jan 13: Actor Anupam Kher says he couldn't care less about adverse reviews to his latest film "The Accidental Prime Minister", based on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's life. "No mat...

Five injured in clashes in Shopian

Srinagar, Jan 13:Five civilians were injured on Sunday in clashes between security forces and demonstrators in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district following the killing of a militant commander. S...

Why was Kartarpur allowed to go to Pakistan: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the BJP government is committed to ensuring justice to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims and asked why the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara was a...

Soldier injured in sniper fire on LoC

Jammu, Jan 13 : A soldier was injured on Sunday in sniper fire from Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Defence Ministry sources said the incident too...

Congress will contest all 80 LS seats in UP: Azad

Lucknow, Jan 13:The Congress will contest all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming general elections, party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad announced on Sunday. Azad spoke a day after t...

Govt mulling forming Credit Guarantee Fund for encouraging start-ups

New Delhi, Jan 13: The Government is planning to set up a Credit Guarantee Fund (GCF) for encouraging start-up companies with a view to providing funding facilities in the country. The scheme has y...

Sunshine improves temp in Kashmir after 3 days of wet weather

Srinagar, Jan 13: After witnessing intermittent moderate to heavy snowfall during the last three days, the sun came out on Sunday much to the delight of the people though ice cold winds continued in ...

Kumbh 2019: Rahul certain to visit grand fair

Prayagraj, Jan 13: Congress President Rahul Gandhi is slated to visit the world's largest spiritual and cultural gathering, the "Kumbh", Uttarakhand Congress in charge Anugrah Narayan Singh said on S...

Sixth tiger reserve proposed for Karnataka: M M Hills wildlife sanctuary the latest abode of wild tigers

Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, Jan 13: The Karnataka State Wildlife Board has proposed to the Centre to notify Male Mahadeshwara Hills Wildlife Sanctuary (MM Hills) as a Tiger Reserve, and it will be the...

Dozens of far-flung, remote areas remain cut off in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 13:Dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained cut off since Thursday night from their respective districts and tehsil headquarters in...

Tourists resort Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, Kufri & Narkanda under white snow blankets again

Shimla, Jan 13 : Prominent Tourist Resort of Himachal Pradesh including Shimla, Manali Dalhousie, Kufri, Narkanda, Chail, Mashobra and Kalpa were covered under white snow blankets once again bringing...

Normal life crippled in parts of south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Normal life was on Sunday crippled in twin south Kashmir districts of Kulgam and Shopian against the killing of two militants, including a top Al-Badr commander, in an encounter wi...

Young girl makes cycle-cum-wheelchair for her differently-abled brother

Pune, Jan 13:A 16-year-old girl from Baramati in Maharashtra -- similar as shown in the 'Three Idiots' movie who wanted to do something to make sure that her brother never missed school due to his di...

Honey trap case: Army Jawan on police remand till Jan 18

New Delhi/Jaisalmer, Jan 13: An Indian Army soldier who was arrested on Friday in connection with alleged leaking of sensitive information to Pakistan-based intelligence agency after being honey trap...

De Minaur and Kvitova take out Sydney International tennis Open

Sydney, Jan 13 (Xinhua) Young Aussie tennis sensation Alex De Minaur has taken out his first ever ATP single's title on Saturday evening, knocking over Italian veteran Andreas Seppi in straight sets....

14-yr-old Canadian set to become world’s youngest solo pilot

New Delhi, Jan 13: Passion for flying since childhood made Mohammed Faizy the youngest pilot to take his first solo flight in a fixed wing aircraft- Cessna 152. At that time last month, he wa...

Trump refutes reports of secret talks with Putin

Washington, Jan 13 : US President Donald Trump refuted on Saturday media reports that he had allegedly hidden some details of his one-on-one conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ea...

PM Modi pays homage to Sikh Guru Gobind Singhji

New Delhi, Jan 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to Guru Gobind Singh on his Jayanti. "I bow to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on his Jayanti," Prime Minister tweeted. Guru Gobind S...

Top Al-Badr commander among 2 militants killed in Kulgam encounter

Srinagar, Jan 13 : A top Al-Badr commander was among two militants killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir district of Kulgam. Defence Ministry spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia ...

Train services suspended in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 13: Train service was on Sunday suspended for security reasons in south Kashmir, where a top Al-Badr commander was among two militants killed in an encounter with security forces in K...

Nadal nearing full fitness ahead of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 12 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal said on Saturday he was feeling healthy and approaching full fitness ahead of next week's Australian Open, after his rival, Britain's Andy Murray, announ...

American Sandgren wins maiden ATP title in Auckland

Auckland, Jan 12 (IANS) American Tennys Sandgren lifted his first Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) title after beating Britain's Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday in the Auckland Classic f...

Kenin outclasses Schmiedlova to claim first WTA singles title in Hobart

Hobart (Australia), Jan 12 (IANS) American Sofia Kenin secured her second trophy in two weeks after an easy 6-3, 6-0 win over Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia at the WTA Hobart International on ...

Halep hoping to add to Roland Garos title at Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 12 (IANS) Romania's world number one Simona Halep said on Saturday she is more relaxed as she prepares to challenge for the Australian Open after winning her first Grand Slam of her ca...

Kvitova battles past Barty for Sydney International title

Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Fifth-seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic had to dig deep to defeat Australia's Ashleigh Barty for her second Sydney International title on Saturday. For the second year...

Zverev fit for Australian Open despite injury scare

Melbourne, Jan 12 (IANS) German fourth seed Alexander Zverev said on Saturday that he was relaxed and fit to play in the Australian Open despite a dramatic fall during training. In the pre-event p...

I-League: Norde strike helps Mohun Bagan beat Neroca 1-0

Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Haitian hitman Sony Norde scored a second half goal to help Mohun Bagan continue their winning run as they edged past Neroca FC 1-0 in an I-League encounter here on Saturday. ...

Rohit's ton in vain as India lose 1st ODI

Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Opener Rohit Sharma's valiant 133-run knock went in vain as India lost the opening One-day International to Australia by 34 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here on Satur...

Google ties up with LG Uplus on VR content

Las Vegas, Jan 12 (IANS) In line with its drive to make virtual reality (VR) content more accessible to people around the world, Google has entered into a partnership with South Korean mobile carrier...

SpaceX to lay off 10% of workers due to 'difficult challenges'

New York, Jan 12 (IANS) As SpaceX attempts to get two expensive projects off the ground, the US-based private spaceflight company said it would lay off 10 per cent of its roughly 6,000-person workfor...

Sovereign gold bonds on sale at Rs 3,214: Government

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A new series of sovereign gold bonds will be available at Rs 3,214 per gram between January 14 and January 18, the government said on Saturday. Investors who apply and mak...

US shutdown becomes longest on record

Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest on record, overtaking the previous record of the 21-day impasse in 1995-96 under then President Bill Clinton...

Governor attends annual day of Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission Charitable Hospital

JAMMU, JANUARY 12: Governor Satya Pal Malik participated in the celebrations of the 156th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda Ji coupled with the 49th annual day of Swami Vivekananda Medical Mis...

Joint delegation of industry federations meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 12: A joint delegation of Federation of Industry, Jammu; Federation of Industry, Kashmir; Kashmir Economic Alliance; Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Jammu led by their respective c...

Delegation of Sarpanchs from Ramban district meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 12: A delegation of Sarpanchs from Ramban district, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Expressing gratitude for conducting fair and incident free Panchayat ...

Advisor Ganai chairs JKWDC’s 24th BoDs meeting

JAMMU, JANUARY 12: Lauding the role of Women’s Development Corporation towards promotion of the interests of women folk in the state with focus on underprivileged segments, Advisor to Governor Khu...

Top Nissan executive Jose Munoz resigns

Tokyo, Jan 12 (IANS) A top Nissan Motor Co. executive and ally of Carlos Ghosn has resigned, the company said, in a first shake-up at the Japanese auto maker since the arrest of the former Chairman. ...

Brahm Dutt named Yes Bank's non-executive part-time chairman

Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Private lender Yes Bank has appointed former bureaucrat Brahm Dutt as its non-executive part-time Chairman till July 4, 2020. According to the company, Dutt has been on the B...

Sikkim CM launches 'One Family, One Job' scheme

Gangtok, Jan 12 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday launched 'One Family, One Job' scheme that envisions employment to a member of every family which does not have a government jo...

Rajouri unit of Sewa Bharti organises blood donation camp at district hospital Rajouri.

Rajouri: To mark national youth day, which is held on 12th of January every year on birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the local unit of Sewa Bharti Rajouri organised a blood donation camp at ...

51 participants cover a distance of 170 kms in hilly terrain of J&K in two days.

Sahil Sharma. Rajouri:A cycling expedition organised by romeo force of army was flagged off from Palma in Rajouri district by general officer in commanding, romeo force, Maj Gen PS Bajwa.As per ar...

CAO Rajouri cancels "Fertilizer licenses" of 11 dealers for not using POS devices.

Sahil Sharma. In order to make proper implementation of POS (Point of Sale) devices across all the centres in the district, Mr.Mohd. Younis Chowdhry, Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO), Rajouri cance...

SC collegium recommends two HC judges for elevation

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium has recommended the elevation of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Sanjiv Khanna of the Delhi High Court to ...

Amit Chaudhuri releases new poetry collection

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Noted novelist, essayist, poet and musician Amit Chaudhuris new poetry collection "Sweet Shop" has arrived at the stands. The collection of 31 poems makes a fresh, spiritu...

BJP lost 3 state elections but we are not defeated: Shah

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said although the party lost in the Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh Assembly polls, it has not been defeated yet. Addressing...

Adityanath remembers Vivekanand on 156th birth anniversary

Lucknow, Jan 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday greeted the people of the state, especially the youth, on the 156th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand. Recalling...

BSP-SP alliance desperate effort for survival: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday termed the BSP-SP alliance a desperate effort for survival against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing a press conference here on the second day o...

Allegations in video completely false: Palaniswami

Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said the allegations made against him in a video released by a former journalist were totally false and suspected to have b...

Mamata welcomes BSP-SP alliance in UP

Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday welcomed the BSP-SP alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "I ...

Retrieving the idea of India biggest challenge for next polls: Rahul

Dubai, Jan 12 (IANS) Accusing the Narendra Modi government of pushing intolerance, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said retrieving the 'idea of India', which is tolerant, was the biggest ...

Lot of hard work goes into getting right parts as an outsider: Yami

Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam says as an outsider a lot of hard work goes into getting the right parts in Bollywood. Yami on Saturday shared a tweet regarding her latest release "Uri" ...

FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow: Report

Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia after he fired the ag...

Shabana Azmi stresses on importance of teaching film production

Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Veteran actress-activist Shabana Azmi feels that Indian film institutes must teach film production to their students. Asked if Indian film institutes don't put emphasis on fi...

AAP ties up with Apna Dal (Krishna Patel) for LS polls

Lucknow, Jan 12 (IANS) On a day the SP and BSP sealed an alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also concluded a deal with the Apna Dal (Krishna Patel) on Saturd...

Modi makes strong pitch for his re-election

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a strong pitch for his re-election in the next Lok Sabha elections as he launched a scathing attack on the Congress saying it ha...

Governor greets people on Lohri, Makar Sankranti

Jammu, January 12: Governor Satya Pal Malik has extended warm greetings to the people on the auspicious occasions of Lohri and Makar Sankranti. In his message of greetings, Governor obse...

Army pays tributes to martyr

Jammu, Jan 12: The Army on Saturday paid tributes to Martyr Maj Shashi Dharan V Nair, who attained martyrdom on LoC in IED explosion at Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, on Friday. Maj Gen H Dh...

Lt Gen Nain takes over as GOC Rising Star Corps

Jammu, Jan 12: Lt Gen JS Nain on Saturday took over as the 14th Corps Commander of the, Rising Star Corps from Lt Gen YVK Mohan. Lt Gen JS Nain, an alumni of the National Defence Academy, was com...

Man held for harassing girl in Anantnag

Anantnag, Jan 12: Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a man for allegedly harassing a girl in this south Kashmir district, a police spokesman said. Police requested the g...

MVM School holds programme on ‘role of media’ to pay tributes to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ji

Jammu, Jan 12: Maharishi Vidhya Mandir (MVM) Jammu celebrated 102nd birth anniversary of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ji here on Saturday. The day was designated as the “Age of Enlightened Day”. On this occ...

Air traffic disrupted at Srinagar airport due to snow, poor visibility

Srinagar, Jan 12 : Air traffic at Srinagar International Airport was disrupted on Saturday due to fresh snowfall and poor visibility, an airport official said. Due to snowfall since early Saturday...

Border towns of Karnah, Keran, Machil, other villages remain cut off

Srinagar, Jan 12 : Border towns of Karnah, Keran, Machil, Tangdhar and other far flung and remote remained cut off with their district headquarter Kupwara following fresh snowfall since Thursday nigh...

JeM militant attack on CRPF: SF launch massive searches, frisking in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 12: Security forces on Saturday launched massive searches of vehicles and frisking of pedestrians in summer capital, Srinagar, where militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) hurled a hand gr...

Army Man commits Suicide in Shopian

Srinagar, January 12: An Army man posted in volatile district of South Kashmir’s Shopian district has committed suicide on Saturday. Sources said that an Army man identified as Abishek Kumar poste...

Three houses, seven shops gutted in fire in Doda

DODA, Jan 12: At least three houses and seven shops were gutted in a fire in this hilly district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. The fire broke out in a house at Kahara village, 45 ...

Police arrest four gamblers in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 12: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested four gamblers and recovered stake money here, a police spokesman said on Saturday. He said on a tip-off, a police party from police station Kral...

Tension along LoC rises | Major among 3 killed in IED blast, Pak firing

JAMMU: In what was a disastrous day along the Line of Control in Rajouri, an Army Major and a soldier were martyred as an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) suspected to be planted by militants from a...

Ready for Assembly polls, final decision by ECI: Guv

JAMMU: Clearing the haze a little over the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday said that the state administration was “ready for the elections” in the state bu...

“Funds released” | Guv vindicates TNN report

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik today said that funds for panchayats have been “released by the Government of India (GoI)” and that the newly state elected sarpanches and panches of the state would ...

No mention of BDCs puts Guv in a tight spot

Jammu: Barely an hour past Governor Satya Pal Malik’s speech at the Oath Ceremony function of the newly elected Sarpanches of Jammu division at Gulshan Ground in winter capital, the reaction started pouring from various corners, highlighting the absence of mention of constitution of Block Development Councils (BDCs). Terming the speech of the Satya Pal Malik as more disappointment then empower...

Juvenile HM mastermind arrested

JAMMU: Days after a Hizbul Mujahidin module for purchase and supply of country made weapons from Uttar Pradesh to Kashmir was busted, the Kathua police on Friday has arrested a juvenile—a native of P...

Three arrested with fake currency

JAMMU: Security personnel Friday arrested three persons and recovered fake currency with a face value of more than Rs 15,000 in Rajouri, busting a narco- terrorism racket in the district. A Specia...

CRPF bunker attacked, 2 OGWs held with guns

SRINAGAR: JeM militants on Friday evening attacked a CRPF bunker in the summer capital by hurling a grenade, even as police arrested two Over-Ground Workers (OGWs) of militants and recovered arms and...

63 Junior KAS officers get postings

JAMMU: The State Government on Friday posted sixty-three junior scale KAS officers, five to them to new Medical Colleges being set-up in as many districts. As per government orders in this regard,...

District panels for water, toilet power in schools

SRINAGAR: The government on Friday accorded sanction to the constitution of District Level Committees for achieving 100 per cent saturation of toilets, drinking water and electricity in Government Sc...

2nd quake hits J&K in 24 hours

SRINAGAR: An earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale struck Srinagar on Friday, even as no loss of life or property has been reported. The quake, which is the second one to hit Jammu and Kas...

Avalanche warning in 9 districts

SRINAGAR: In view of the inclement weather and snow prediction, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of Kashmir ...

4 die of swine flu in 24 hours, toll rises to 11

Srinagar, Jan 12: Four patients, including two ladies, have died of swine flu in last twenty four hours, taking the death toll to eleven this season. Doctors at SKIMS said a 55-year-old male patie...

Kashmir highway reopens; Leh, Mughal roads remains shut

Srinagar, Jan 12: Only one-way traffic was resumed on Saturday on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu National Highway after over 2,000 vehicles, stranded since Thursday night due to snowfall, were cleare...

Widespread snowfall in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 12: Widespread snowfall started across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday as the weather office said there would be an improvement in the weather from Sunday. An official of the MET dep...

Siyasat :Face to face with Dr Nirmal Singh, Senior BJP leader and Speaker, State Legislative Assembly

In the fourth episode of Siyasat, Deepak Khajuria speaks to Senior BJP leader and Speaker, State Legislative Assembly Dr Nirmal Singh who candidly spoke about the present political scenario besides t...

Dir Agri flags off group of farmers to Pune

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 11: A group of 25 farmers today left from here to attend 21 day entrepreneur development programme at Krishi Vigyan Kendra Baramati Pune. The farmers were flagged off by Director ...

ACD Shopian conducts surprise visit of Kaprin Block

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 11: A team headed by Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Zubair Ahmad visited Kaprin block of district Shopian to review the progress of various developmental works and took s...

DC Bandipora inspects snow clearance operations

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 11: Deputy Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today toured various areas of the district to review essential services and snow clearance operations, besides obtaining publi...

IIK Saffron Trade Centre at Pulwama to be commissioned soon

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 11: State of Art India International Kashmir Saffron Trade Center (IIKSTC) will be commissioned soon at Dussu, Pampore, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan said to...

Weekly Public Hearing:Advisor Kumar listens to people’s issues

JAMMU, JANUARY 11: Several public delegations and individual today meet Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar and apprised him their grievances and demands at weekly public hearing under the aegis o...

Justice Hanjura meets Govern

or JAMMU, JANUARY 11: Justice (retired) M. K. Hanjura, who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Jammu & Kashmir State Law Commission, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan this even...

Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 11: Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai, former MLA, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Karbalai expressed gratitude to Governor for sanctioning cluster University...

Accountant Generals J&K call on Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 11: Sh. Sushil Kumar Thakur Accountant General (Audit) and Sh. Shourjo Chatterjee, Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlements) met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here ...

MVD Doda organises orientation, awareness programme

DODA, JANUARY 11: As part of Road Safety Week, an Orientation/Awareness programme was today organized by the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) on the theme “Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha” here at Pul ...

KVK Kathua hosts awareness programme on PPV&FRA

KATHUA, JANUARY 11: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Kathua today organized a Training-cum-Awareness programme for farmers on Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers Rights Act (PPV&FRA), 2001. Over 15...

Ramban DIC hosts cultural show at Batote

RAMBAN, JANUARY 11: District Information Centre (DIC) Ramban today hosted a culture cum verity show here at Hill View Hotel Batote to provide the local singers and artists an opportunity to showcas...

Srinagar: DC inspects developmental scenario during extensive tour of Downtown

Interacts with traders’ unions of historical markets SRINAGAR, JANUARY 11: Deputy Commissioner Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, conducted an extensive tour of Downtown areas and took stock of the deve...

Sarmad Hafeez inspects pace of work on Indoor Sports Hall Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 11: Secretary Youth Services and Sports and Information, Sarmad Hafeez inspected the progress of work on Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall at Sehpora here today. The Secretary was...

Governor attends Oath Ceremony of Sarpanches

JAMMU, JANUARY 11: Governor Satya Pal Malik attended the Oath ceremony function of the newly elected Sarpanches of Jammu Division, organized by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Ra...

Seppi knocks Schwartzman out to reach Sydney International final

Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Argentina's Diego Schwartzman, seeded third, was defeated by eighth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-4 in a semi-final of the Sydney International tournament on Friday. ...

PBL set for exciting semi-finals

Bangalore, Jan 11 (IANS) After an enthralling league stage which witnessed some power-packed action, the Premier Badminton League (PBL) has narrowed down to the top four teams who will be battling it...

I-League: Mohun Bagan look to continue winning momentum against Neroca

Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) Mohun Bagan will look to continue their winning momentum when they take on Neroca FC in an I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Saturday. The...

Ronaldo's DNA sought in Las Vegas alleged rape case

Las Vegas, Jan 11 (IANS) Authorities in Las Vegas have issued a warrant to obtain the DNA of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to see if it matches that found on the dress of a woman who has accus...

Karanka steps down as Nottingham Forest coach

London, Jan 11 (IANS) Aitor Karanka has decided to leave his job as head coach at English Championship side Nottingham Forest after spending over a year at the helm, the club said on Friday. Notti...

Cricketers Hardik, Rahul suspended pending probe

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The participation of all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener Lokesh Rahul in the three-ODI series against Australia, starting in Sydney on Saturday, has been thrown into jeopard...

Schmiedlova in Hobart International final

Hobart, Jan 11 (IANS) Unseeded Slovakian Anna Karolina Schmiedlova stormed into her first WTA final in Australia after defeating former World No.7 Belinda Bencic in three sets at the Hobart Internati...

TVS riders successfully complete Stage 4 of Dakar Rally

Moquegua (Peru), Jan 11 (IANS) Seasoned Indian rider Aravind KP managed to complete the most challenging stage of the ongoing 2019 Dakar Rally, finishing the Stage 4 at 64th overall even as the other...

I-League: Real Kashmir FC play goalless draw with Aizawl FC

Aizawl, Jan 11 (IANS) High flying league debutants Real Kashmir could not continue their winning run against former champion Aizawl FC as both sides failed to find the back of the net at Rajiv Gandhi...

Ghosn faces new charges

Tokyo, Jan 11 (IANS) Ousted Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been under arrest for alleged financial misconduct, was on Friday hit with new charges and was accused of misreporting his comp...

Odisha to distribute free LED bulbs to 95 lakh beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a new scheme 'Ama Ghare LED' here on Friday. Under the scheme, four numbers of nine watt LED bulbs will be distributed to e...

Sensex ends 97 points lower on higher crude prices

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) A continuous rise in global crude oil prices, along with caution ahead of key micro-economic data to be released later in the day, dragged the Indian equity market into the red ...

Honor View 20 to launch in India for nearly Rs 40,000

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Huawei's sub-brand Honor is set to launch the world's first punch-hole display phone, the View 20, with a 48MP primary camera in India for around Rs 40,000 on January 29, ind...

Microsoft Bing suggests child porn search terms to pedophiles: Report

San Francisco, Jan 11 (IANS) Pedophiles searching for child pornography on Microsoft Bing get keyword suggestions that lead to more criminal content on the web, according to a latest TechCrunch inves...

90% risk safety by not using rear seat belts: Nissan

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Car company Nissan Motor India on Friday launched a study which revealed that about 90 per cent people in the country risked their safety by not using rear seat belts, despit...

Those trying to stop Durga Puja in Bengal won't be spared: Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday flayed the Income Tax Commissioner's circular seeking expenditure details from all major Durga Puja organisers in the state...

LIC Mutual Fund's Short Term Debt Fund offer opens

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) State-run LIC Mutual Fund on Friday launched an open-ended short term debt fund scheme for investing in instruments of "Macaulay duration" between one and three years as a new f...

Facebook bans major digital marketing group in Philippines

Manila, Jan 11 (IANS) Facebook on Friday said it has banned a digital marketing group in the Philippines - Twinmark Media Enterprises and all its subsidiaries - from its platform for repeatedly viola...

Infosys net plunges 30 per cent in third quarter

Bengaluru, Jan 11 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Friday reported Rs 3,610 crore consolidated net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2018-19, posting nearly 30 per cent annual decline fro...

Recording of witnesses' statements ends in Akbar defamation case

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Friday concluded the recording of complainant witnesses in the defamation case filed by former Union Minister M.J. Akbar against woman journalist Priya Raman...

SP-BSP alliance will knock out BJP in Lok Sabha polls: Akhilesh

Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 11 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said an alliance between his party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will knock out the Bharatiya Janata Par...

5,000 register for Indian diaspora conclave

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Over 5,000 people will participate in this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) -- the Indian diaspora conclave to be held in Varanasi from January 21 to 23, Minister of Stat...

Protests against Citizenship Bill in Meghalaya

Shillong, Jan 11 (IANS) Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill got louder in Meghalaya on Friday with three pressure groups burning the effigies of the NDA government and the legislation. ...

Banning Indian content in Pakistan is wrong, says Javed Akhtar

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Veteran poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar says that restricting art in the name of culture damage is wrong and such things should not happen, neither in Pakistan nor ...

India keen to fly a woman in maiden manned space mission

Bengaluru, Jan 11 (IANS) India is keen to fly a woman among the three astronauts who will be sent to space by 2021, a top space official said on Friday. "We want women astronauts also to be part o...

CMs of six states sign Renukaji Dam project agreement

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Chief Ministers of six north Indian states signed an agreement for Renukaji Multipurpose Dam here on Friday, which aims to fulfil the water needs of these states, said an off...

Vice President to inaugurate 25th Partnership Summit in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Indian and global leaders on economic policy shall deliberate for two days at the 25h Partnership Summit 2019, which will be inaugurated by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu here...

Sikkim Police safest, says CM

Gangtok, Jan 11 ( (IANS) There has been no communal incident in Sikkim in the 25-year rule of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government, according to Chief Minister Pawan Chamlilng. Speaking at...

As swine flu resurfaces in Kashmir, DAK advises people to take precautions

Srinagar, Jan 11: Claiming that swine flu is once again raising its head in Kashmir valley with 16 positive cases and seven deaths so far this season, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday advi...

Granting citizenship on religion disgusting: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 11: Taking a jibe at Narendra Modi-led NDA government for granting citizenship to nationals from three neighbouring countries on the basis of religion, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Mi...

Governor attends Oath Ceremony of Sarpanches

Jammu, Jan 11: Governor Satya Pal Malik attended the Oath ceremony function of the newly elected Sarpanches of Jammu Division, organized by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, her...

J&K ready for polls, EC to take call: Guv

Jammu, January 11: Governor Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik on Friday said that the state is ready for the Assembly as well as Parliamentary polls and are only waiting for the Election commissions...

Swine flu patient 'dying' without a ventilator at SMHS

Srinagar, Jan 11: A swine flu patient inside an isolation ward at Srinagar’s SMHS hospital was Thursday struggling for life for want of a ventilator even as a fully equipped ward meant for similar in...

Kashmir an issue for people aged between 13 and 23, says governor Satya Pal Malik

Srinagar, Jan 11: Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday said that Kashmir was an issue for people aged between 13 and 23, said a media report. “Kashmir is an issue for people aged b...

2 huts gutted in fire at CRPF camp in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 11: A devastating fire reduced to ashes two huts of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp on the city outskirts, official sources said. The blaze broke out at the CRPF camp at Z...

Fresh snowfall cut off border towns of Karnah, Keran, Machil, other villages

Srinagar, Jan 11: Border towns of Karnah, Keran, Machil, Tangdhar and other far-flung and remote were cut off with their district headquarters Kupwara following fresh snowfall since Thursday night. ...

Low intensity earthquake hits Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 11: A low intensity earthquake measuring three on the Richter scale hit the Kashmir Valley on Friday, with no reports of casualties or damage. The earthquake occurred at 8.21 a.m. a...

Kashmir different from AFG, talks only on govt's terms: Army Chief

JAMMU: A day after supporting talks with Taliban, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday sought to justify his stand of not holding talks with "all stakeholders" in Kashmir, saying the situation ...

Major among two hurt in Pak firing

JAMMU: An Army major and a BSF head constable were injured as Pakistani troops on Thursday violated ceasefire for a third consecutive day, shelling forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of ...

Fresh spell of snowfall, rains likely

SRINAGAR: The Meteorological Department has forecast a fresh spell of rain or snow from Thursday evening in Kashmir, even as the valley and Ladakh region continued to reel under intense cold conditio...

GST exemption limit doubled, J&K among firsts to enhance threshold

JAMMU: In a massive relief to small businesses, the GST Council Thursday doubled the limit for exemption from payment of goods and services tax (GST) to Rs 40 lakh and announced that the higher turno...

GoI releases funds for J&K panchayats under 14th FC

JAMMU: The Government of India (GoI) has finally released the much awaited funds under the 14th Finance Commission for the panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir which were pending since 2016-17, The News N...

NCW’s notice to Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women Thursday issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his "extremely misogynistic, offensive and unethical" remarks against Defence Minister Nir...

Move lacks conviction: Jitendra

JAMMU: Union minister Jitendra Singh said the resignation of Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal displayed a "lack of conviction" on Faesal's part and that the former civil servant should have been "rea...

Will move ahead as people of Valley want: Shah Faesal

SRINAGAR: A day after quitting the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Shah Faesal, who topped the exam in 2009, Thursday said his next course of action will depend on what the people of Kashmir, es...

AYODHYA CASE | SC to constitute a fresh bench as J Lalit recuses

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to constitute afresh the five-judge Constitution bench to hear on January 29 the politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute...

NAC: Options available to give befitting reply to Pak

SRINAGAR: The Army has a range of options to exercise against the continued infiltration from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir to give a befitting reply to Pakistan, Army command...

Unprecedented CBI Chief Verma shunted out by PM-led panel, made DG FS

NEW DELHI: A day after he resumed duties, Alok Verma was Thursday removed unceremoniously as the CBI director after a high-powered panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi found that he had not been...

Polythene banned, but on papers only!

JAMMU: Despite of a complete ban in Jammu & Kashmir, the illegal manufacturing, sale and use of polythene continues unabated in the entire State, due to unholy nexus of some corrupt officials of conc...

Chadar trekker dies of heart failure in Leh

SRINAGAR: A Mumbai resident died of cardiac arrest during Chadar Trek in Ladakh region, officials said Thursday. The body was found when the Indian Air Force launched an air rescue this morning, they said. Daval Suresh Shah, a resident of Mumbai, suffered cardiac arrest near Tibb Cave on Chadar Trek in Leh district, the officials said. The body was airlifted to Leh Air Force Station, th...

ICDS: Rs 742 Crore outlay approved

JAMMU: The State Empowered Committee for Anganwadi services deliberated upon the Annual Plan Implementation Programme (APIP) 2019-20 for the ICDS and approved an outlay of Rs. 742.93 crore to be submitted to Union Ministry of Women & Child Development for funding. Speaking at the meeting, the Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam impressed upon the officers to take the benefits of these social em...

4.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Ladakh

SRINAGAR: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale hit the Ladakh region on Thursday, though no loss of life or damage to property was reported. “The quake occurred at 8:...

Cabinet gives formal nod to new AIIMS

JAMMU: The Union Cabinet Thursday approved a proposal for establishing three new AIIMS -- two in Jammu and Kashmir the work on which is already going on, besides one in Gujarat. "Two new AIIMS, on...

R-Day: Strengthen city, border grid, J&K DGP directs officers

Jammu, Jan 11: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh asked its men to strengthen the city areas and border grid ahead of Republic Day celebrations. Chairing a security review ...

Kashmir highway closed due to snowfall; Leh, Mughal roads remain shut

Srinagar, Jan 11: The national highway, the only all weather road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was closed on Friday due to fresh snowfall since Thursday night. The Lada...

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 11: Fresh snowfall occurred in the Kashmir Valley on Friday as the weather office said that inclement weather would continue in the state till Sunday. "Light snowfall in the plains a...

J&K Governor’s Administration opts to enhance threshold, composition limit under GST

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 10: J&K Governor’s Administration has decided to enhance threshold, composition limit under GST as proposed by the GST Council in its 32nd meeting held here today. The 32nd GST ...

VC, SKUAST-K inaugurates Feed Mill, diagnostic, clinical laboratories at MLRI Manasbal

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 10: Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-K, Prof. Nazeer Ahmed today inaugurated Feed Mill, Animal Nutrition, Diagnostic and Clinical laboratories here at Mountain Livestock Research Institu...

DDC convenes Public Grievances Redressal Camp at Gulabgarh, Padder

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 10: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana, convened a Public Grievances Redressal Camp at Gulabgarh, Padder to take stock of public issues at their doorsteps. The ...

DC Kargil visits Centre for Super 50

KARGIL, JANUARY 10:- Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Vikas Kundal today visited the Centre for Super 50 here at Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kargil and interacted with stud...

DC Kargil reviews digitization of land records

KARGIL, JANUARY 10:- Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Vikas Kundal today reviewed the digitization of the land records in the district here at a meeting of the revenue officers. Region...

Snowfall forecast: ADDC Budgam reviews preparedness of departments

BUDGAM, JANUARY 10: Additional District Development Commissioner, Khurshid Ahmad Sanai today visited Chadoora and Chrar-e-Sharief areas to take stock of post snowfall situation and readiness in vie...

Advisor Ganai unveils Tourism deptt calendar-2019

JAMMU, JANUARY 10: Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today unveiled the Wall Calendar and Diary 2019 of Tourism Department, here today. The calendar, with the pictures of different regions, s...

Govt to intensify tourism promotion activities: Advisor Ganai

JAMMU, JANUARY 10: The government has decided to intensify tourism promotion activities by organizing series of promotional events across the country including one at Mumbai to invite film industry...

Australia to wear traditional 1980's kits against India in ODIs

Sydney, Jan 10 (UNI) Bringing memories of 1980s squad led by then Allan Border, the current Australian team will have the opportunity to put on jerseys having green and gold kits that Border and team...

Honoured that party has given me this opportunity: Sheila Dikshit on being named Delhi Cong chief

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said she was honoured on being appointed Delhi Congress president. Talking to reporters after the announcement of her...

Abhimanyu scores career best 201 as Bengal-Punjab Ranji Trophy match ends in draw

Kolkata, Jan 10 (UNI) Individual records - a career best double century (201 not out) from Bengal batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran and Punjab's young batter Anmolpreet Singh's season first ton (126) were...

At least 30 killed as clashes erupted between Taliban, SF in Afghanistan

Kabul, Jan 10 (UNI) At least 30 combatants from both the government security forces and the Taliban were killed since early on Thursday Morning as the warring sides intensified attacks against each o...

National Commission For Minorities welcomes Quota Bill for poor in Gen category

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) The National Commission for Minorities on Thursday termed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 ‘historic’, as it is for the first time that the minority communities b...

Things not to miss at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival is all set for its 12th edition, scheduled for January 24-28 at Diggi Palace, Jaipur. Described as the 'greatest literary show on Earth', ...

Seoul urges Pyongyang to take more de-nuclearisation steps to end sanctions

Seoul, Jan 10 (UNI) Highlighting the importance of corresponding measures to accelerate the denuclearisation process, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has stressed the need for North Korea to take ...

Gul Makai: Malala's biopic to get special screening by UN

United Nations, Jan 10 (UNI) Youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai's biopic Gul Makai, is getting a special screening organised by the United Nations in London on January 25. At least...

Working with states individually to meet their needs on improving EODB will benefit India: Prabhu

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that working with the states individually to meet their needs on improving Ease of Doing Business in India will b...

Credit flow to exporters nosedive by over 54 pc EEPC India urges RBI to resolve payment issues early

Kolkata, Jan 10 (UNI) Expressing concern over a sharp annualized drop of over 54 per cent in the gross bank credit deployment in the export sector, EEPC India has said that RBI and the Government nee...

Sheila Dikshit appointed Delhi Congress chief

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, was on Thursday appointed as the new chief of Delhi unit of the Congress, replacing Ajay Maken, sources said. ...

5 day training programme on Civil Defence commences at Poonch

POONCH, JANUARY 10: A 5 day training programme for Civil Defence wardens and Volunteers commenced here today. District Development Commissioner Rahul Yadav, Area Commander Civil Defence Poonch DSP...

Islamia College hosts interactive session for civil services aspirants

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 10: An interactive session with the Civil Services aspirants was held at Islamia College of Science and Commerce (ICSC) here today. District Development Commissioner, Srinagar Dr...

DDC convenes meeting of City Advisory Board of CHILDLINE, reviews ICPS

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY 10: District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar, convened a meeting of City Advisory Board (CAB) members to review functioning of City Advisory Board of CHILDLINE for effect...

CS chairs ICDS Empowered Committee meet

JAMMU, JANUARY 10: The State Empowered Committee for Anganwadi services met here today with Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam in the chair. The committee deliberated upon the Annual Plan Impleme...

Chief Secretary chairs 30th SLCC on working of NBFCs, UIBs

JAMMU, JANUARY 10: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Thursday chaired the 30th meeting of the State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) on Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Un-incorporat...

Advisor Kumar unveils first wall calendar of Sericulture Dept

JAMMU, JANUARY 10: As part of its endeavors to promote and popularize the sericulture activities, Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar released the wall calendar of Sericulture Department prepared fo...

Disaster Preparedness: Bandipora admin plans to provide safety gears, other equipment to field staff

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 10: District Administration, Bandipora has approved Rs 60 Lakh plan proposal for providing safety equipment including protective gears, clothing, Gloves, Shoes, Rain coats, Pro...

DDC Kupwara reviews performance of banks at DLRC meet

KUPWARA, JANUARY 10: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Khalid Jahangir today reviewed the performance of banks and other related institutions for 2nd quarter of the current financial year 201...

DDC Kulgam reviews Republic day arrangements

KULGAM, JANUARY 10: Deputy Commissioner, Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today reviewed the arrangements for the celebrations of Republic Day function 2019, here at a meeting of line departments. ADC Ghulam ...

Barty beats Mertens in straight sets to grab semifinal spot

Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Australia's Ashleigh Barty defeated Belgium's world No. 12 Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the last four in the Sydney International tournament for a second year in ...

It's a challenge bringing up kids: Roger Federer

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Tennis icon Roger Federer says he wants to make sure that his children remember what "normal" is as their "lives are not normal". Federer is married to Mirka, who was also...

Schwartzman in Sydney International semis

Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Argentina's Diego Schwartzman knocked out Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 from the Sydney International men's singles quarterfinals on Thursday. The third-seeded 26-...

Late goal gives Getafe 1-0 win over Valladolid

Getafe, Jan 10 (IANS) Getafe needed a goal in stoppage time to prevail 1-0 against Real Valladolid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey round-of-16 tie. Both Getafe -- seventh in LaLiga with hop...

Real Madrid roll to 3-0 victory over Leganes in Copa del Rey

Madrid, Jan 10 (IANS) Vinicius Junior scored a goal and assisted on another in Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Leganes in round-of-16 action in the Copa del Rey, Spain's annual knockout football compe...

COA chief Rai recommends 2-match ban on Pandya, Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) A two-match ban has been suggested for international cricketers Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul for their alleged "sexist" comments during a talk show hosted by Bollywood film...

Men's draw revealed for Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 10 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic, favourite to win the Australian Open, will play his first match of the tournament against a qualifier, according to the draw on Thursday. Switzerl...

Halep to face Kanepi in first round of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 10 (IANS) World No. 1 Romania's Simona Halep will face Estonia's Kaia Kanepi in the first round of the Australian Open, according to the draw on Thursday. Halep lost last year's fin...

Real Kashmir to face Aizawl FC in I-League tie

Aizawl, Jan 10 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC renew their dream debut campaign aiming straight for the top spot in the 12th round Hero I-League clash with Aizawl FC at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium here on Friday...

Bayern Munich bring Qatar training camp to a close

Doha, Jan 10 (IANS) Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich on Thursday wrapped up their winter training camp in Qatar, where the team, currently in second place in Germany's top-flight, had swapped sub-zero...

Tata Power Delhi, Norway's PIXII ink deal on grid

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) has signed an agreement with Norwegian power technology company PIXII to explore the use of distributed pole-mounted storage to boos...

GST Composition Scheme: Rs 1.5 cr threshhold from 2019-20

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) In a further relief to the micro, small and medium (MSME) sector, the threshhold limit for eligibility under the GST Composition Scheme was raised to Rs 1.5 crore, from Rs 1 ...

Sensex ends 106 points lower over declining banking stocks

Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty ended lower on Thursday over a sharp rise in crude oil prices and decline in banking stocks. Brent crude futures on Thursday surpassed the $61-a-barrel mark ...

Yes Bank submits shortlisted names for MD, CEO post to RBI

Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Lending major Yes Bank on Thursday submitted the names of the potential candidates for its Managing Director and Chief Executive post to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Acco...

Now, Apple Maps gets turn-by-turn directions in India

San Francisco, Jan 10 (IANS) Aiming to make GPS navigation better and ride-hailing easier for iPhone users in India, Apple on Thursday rolled out turn-by-turn directions as well as support for cab-ha...

GST exemption threshold doubled, Kerala allowed to impose calamity cess

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) In a major relief for MSMEs and small businesses, the GST Council on Thursday doubled the exemption threshold from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 40 lakh and raised the limit for availing ...

India, Nepal review new developments in ties

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Recent developments in India-Nepal ties across various sectors came up for discussion during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Nepalese Foreign Mi...

Upper caste quota challenged in SC

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Challenging the Constitutional validity of the 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education to upper castes, a petition was filed before the Supreme Court on Thursday seekin...

Suspended CBI DSP moves HC against Verma's transfer order

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Devender Kumar on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court challenging CBI Director Alok Verma's decision revoking a transfer order...

Our doors always open: Modi on alliance with AIADMK

Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Virtually ally-less in Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the BJP's doors were open for an alliance in the state in the coming Lok Sabha elections. "S...

Himachal Congress chief replaced

Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Congress President Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu was replaced on Thursday by Kuldeep Rathore, a confidant of former Union Minister Anand Sharma, Congress sources said....

Verma transfers more CBI officers

New Deli, Jan 10 (IANS) Restored as CBI Director, Alok Verma continued with transfers of officers shifting five more on Thursday including two Joint Directors, one Assistant Director and two Deputy I...

Commandant General SDRF held meetings with police officers in Srinagar

anuary 10: Shri V. K. Singh, IPS Commandant General (DGP) HG/CD & SDRF convened meetings with all GOs of Home Guards/Civil Defense and SDRF on 09-01-2019 and 10-01-2019 in the premises of SDRF 1st Bn...

No one more than Faesal knows suffering militancy has brought upon Kashmir: Omar

Srinagar, Jan 10: Hitting out at Union Minister Jitendra Singh over his comment that J&K IAS topper’s resignation indicates the lack of conviction to be ready to condemn the act of terrorism, Nationa...

Shah Faesal seeks ideas to decide his political course

Srinagar, Jan 10: Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal, who quit IAS to protest against unabated killings in Jammu and Kashmir, sought ideas on Thursday, especially from youths, to decide his future cou...

Mumbai trekker dies of cardiac arrest in Ladakh

Srinagar, Jan 10: A Mumbai resident died of cardiac arrest during Chadar Trek in Ladakh region, officials said Thursday. Daval Suresh Shah suffered a massive heart attack near Tibb Cave on Chadar...

Gurez road reopens; far-flung, remote villages in Kupwara remain shut

Srinagar, Jan 10: The 84-km-long road, connecting border town of Gurez with district headquarters Bandipora reopened on Thursday after remaining closed due to accumulation of snow for about a week wh...

Security forces conduct CASO in Bandipora

Srinagar, Jan 10: Security forces on Thursday conducted Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said. Acting on a tip-off about the presence of ...

Dissolution of Assembly: Panthers Party questions non imposition of MCC in J&K

Jammu, Jan 10 : Questioning non imposition of Model Code of Conduct in Jammu and Kashmir following the premature dissolution of Assembly, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party on Thursday decried...

Forces arrest five Shopian residents during night raid; one set free

Shopian Jan 10: Five persons were arrested by the security forces during a raid in Kanjiullar village of south Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday night. Local residents told said that the force...

J&K Police to set up ‘special labs’ to monitor social media; rumour mongers under scanner

Jammu, Jan 10: In a bid to tighten noose around rumour mongers spreading buzz, false propaganda and fake news, Jammu and Kashmir Police is soon going to set up ‘special labs’ to monitor social media ...

Mentally challenged person arrested for desecrating shrine in Pulwama village

Srinagar, Jan 10: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Wednesday arrested a mentally challenged man after he allegedly damaged the window panes and glasses of a local shrine in Pahoo village of south Kashmir...

Two unidentified robbers loot woman in Phagwara

Phagwara, Jan 10: Two unidentified motor cyclist robbers snatched a purse containing I-Phone and Rs 20,000 cash from a pedestrian woman who was walking towards her house in New Adarsh Nagar. The ...

Far flung, remote villages remain cut off, more snow predicted in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 10 : Dozens of far flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir remained cut off on Thursday since Saturday following accumulation of sever...

Police arrests bootlegger in Anantnag

Anantnag, Jan 10: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a bootlegger and recovered illicit liquor from him in south Kashmir on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, a police spokesman said on Thursday. He ...

Terrorism way of warfare, Kashmiri youth radicalised falsely: Army Chief

JAMMU: Hitting out at Pakistan for sponsoring militancy in Kashmir, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that terrorism was becoming a new form of warfare and it would keep growing like a "mu...

Why not talk to separatists? Omar, Mufti on Taliban remarks

SRINAGAR: Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday wondered why the Centre was not initiating a dialogue with the separatists in Jammu and Kashmir if Army chief General Bi...

Parl passes 10% quota for poor

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Parliament on Wednesday passed a landmark Constitution amendment bill providing for 10 per cent reservation to upper castes in government jobs and hig...

1st Kashmiri to top IAS, Faesal resigns Likely to join NC tomorrow

SRINAGAR: IAS officer Shah Faesal, who has been in the limelight since becoming the first Kashmiri to top the exam in 2009, resigned Wednesday, protesting the "unabated" killings in Kashmir and the m...

Some baffled, others amused

The resignation of IAS topper Shah Faesal baffled some and amused others. People from different shades of society reacted over his resignation on social media. Omar Abdullah welcomed his entry in...

SC defers hearing, CJI to fix next date

JAMMU: The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred hearing on a plea challenging the validity of the sensitive Jammu and Kashmir Resettlement Act of 1982, and said the Chief Justice will fix the further ...

Terror, WMDs, climate change: Sushma ranks 3 major challenges

NEW DELHI: Terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and climate change are the three critical challenges the world is facing today, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said ...

GMC-J fulfills MCI criteria to secure enhanced quota of 150 MBBS seats

S.SHEKHAR JAMMU: After facing embarrassment from the Medical Council of India (MCI) especially for its poor infrastructure and shortage of faculty, the Government Medical College & Hospital (GMC&H) Jammu, has finally succeeded in fulfilling the basic criteria and other norms that are prerequisite to secure the permission for enhanced quota of 150 MBBS seats. According to official sources, t...

Pak targets forward posts, hamlets in Poonch, Rajouri

JAMMU: In yet another ceasefire violation, the Pakistan army resorted to firing and mortar shelling on forward posts along the Line of Control for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, with deafen...

Jammu division Sarpanchs to be sworn-in on Friday

JAMMU: The newly-elected sarpanch from the Jammu division in the recent nine-phased panchayat polls in the State will be administered oath of office here on Friday, an official said. The function will be presided over by Governor Satya Pal Malik. The elected sarpanch of Jammu division shall be administered oath in a function to be organised at Gulshan grounds in Jammu on Friday, the Januar...

Special concession, incentives to woo Central employees to work in Kashmir

NEW DELHI: The Centre has extended special concessions and incentives, including departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation, for central government employees working in Kashmir valley for two more years till 2020, according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry. The move is aimed at encouraging more employees to work in the valley, officials said. The concessions...

Niki Tawi violence case | District Judge seeks encroachers’ details

JAMMU: Second Additional District & Sessions Judge Jammu Virender Singh Bhou who has been appointed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court as Enquiry Officer in the violence at Niki Tawi area, has sough...

Man jumps off third bridge, dies

JAMMU: A man today allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the third bridge near Gujjar Nagar. The incident took place in the evening under the jurisdiction of the Bagh-e-Bahu Police Station. ...

2 AWWs win national awards

JAMMU: Adding another feather to the State’s cap, two Anganwari workers of Jammu and Kashmir brought laurels to the state by winning National awards for their exceptional achievement in ICDS Services...

Poonch: 4-yr old boy dead in house collapse

JAMMU: A four-year-old boy was killed while a six-month-old girl was injured critically after a portion of their mud house collapsed on them in Poonch on Wednesday. The incident took place in a re...

Make SKIMS Bemina a premier healthcare institution: Advisor Kumar to management

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K. Vijay Kumar asked the concerned officers to put in strenuous efforts to make the SKIMS Medical College, Bemina a premier healthcare institution for catering to the p...

Cold wave continues in Kashmir Valley, forecast of rain, snow

Srinagar, Jan 10: Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday as the weather office has forecast a fresh spell of rain and snow beginning in the evening. "A western disturbanc...

India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC

Jammu, Jan 10: Heavy firing exchanges took place on Thursday between Indian and Pakistan troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said. "Our po...

Moderate intensity earthquake jolts J&K

Srinagar, Jan 10: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale jolted in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. "The earthquake occured today morning at 8.22 a.m. The epicentre of th...