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ULB elections: Normal life crippled in poll-bound areas in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 16: Normal life was crippled in poll-bound areas in Kashmir valley due to a strike called by separatists on Tuesday, when the fourth and final phase of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) election...

NSUI president resigns after being accused of sexual harassment

The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) president Fairoz Khan has stepped down from his post following charges of sexual harassment, sources in the Congress said Tuesday. Congress president R...

Mehbooba’s crocodile tears for dead Kashmiri militants worked in the past, won’t work again: Omar

Srinagar, Oct 16: Upping the ante at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti over her comment that scholar-turned militant Mannan Wani was a ‘victim of relentless violence’ in Kashmir...

Rain adds to voters' reluctance in Srinagar, Ganderbal

Srinagar, Oct 16: Early morning rain accompanied by chilly winds kept most voters at home on Tuesday, and only a few ventured out for balloting in the fourth phase of Jammu and Kashmir municipal poll...

Only 1.8 per cent of electorate cast votes in first 4 hours of polling

Srinagar: Continuing the trend of low voter turnout, only 1.8 per cent of electorate cast their votes in the first four hours of polling in Kashmir during the fourth and final phase of urban bodies e...

JKSSB issues provisional shortlist for Assistant

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) today notified the result/provisional shortlist for the posts of Assistant Storekeeper-cum-Clerk in the Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department, Divisional Cadre Kashmir. The written examination for these posts was conducted on 12 May 2018. “Schedule for counseling and document verification of the candidates shall b...

Mahila Kissan Diwas observed at Bandipora

BANDIPORA, OCTOBER 15: A day-long awareness programme, "Mahila Kassan Diwas" was organised by the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) in collaboration with Agriculture Department Bandipora here today. The program participated by 50 women farmers was inaugurated by Chief Agriculture officer Bandipora Mohammad Qasim. The program was attended by the officers of agriculture, horticult...

Draft Master Plan for Banihal town discussed

RAMBAN, OCTOBER 15: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ramban Showkat Aijaz Bhat today convened a meeting with various stakeholders to discuss the draft Master Plan for holistic development of Banihal town. The meeting was attended by SSP Ramban Anita Sharma, ADC Dr. Basharat Hussain, Chief Town Planner Jammu Iftkhar Ahmed, CPO Uttam Singh, Town Planner Jammu Rajeev Abrol, XENs of PHE a...

DC Baramulla reviews implementation of PC&PNDT Act

BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 15: The meeting of the District Advisory Committee for Pre-conception and Pre-natal Sex Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PC&PNDT Act) was today held at Baramulla, under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash. 16 registration cases of USG clinics, including 12 fresh cases and 4 renewal cases were taken up during t...

MP Nazir Laway calls on Governor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Sh.Nazir Ahmad Laway, Member of Parliament, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today. Sh. Laway informed the Governor about his assessment and suggestions in r...

Zafar Iqbal Manhas calls on Governor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Zafar Iqbal Manhas, MLC called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today. Manhas, extending his warm greetings on his maiden meeting with the Governor, apprised him of t...

Tasaduq highlights JK’s tourism potential in Moscow

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Director Tourism Kashmir Tasaduq Jeelani gave a detailed presentation on the potential of J&K tourism at travel and tourism shows in Moscow, which was organized by Union Min...

PCCF reviews functioning of Wildlife Protection Department in Jammu

JAMMU, OCTOBER 15: The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Suresh Chugh today reviewed functioning of the Wildlife Protection Department in Jammu. During the i...

Women Farmers Day :Agriculture Department celebrates

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi today inaugurated a function at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi, Srinagar to celebrate Women Farmers’ Day on the eve of In...

Secretary IT calls on Governor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Secretary Information Technology (IT), Saugat Biswas met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today. During the meeting, Sh. Biswas briefed the Governor about the pace of w...

Secretary Tourism calls on Governor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Secretary Tourism Sh. Rigzin Sampheal met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today. Sh. Sampheal informed the Governor about the various initiatives being taken by the D...

Prof Sanjeev Jain, VC SMVDU meets Governor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University today called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan. Prof. Jain briefed the Governor about the to-da...

VC KU Prof Talat Ahmad calls on Governor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir (KU) Professor Talat Ahmad called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today. During the meeting, Prof Talat apprised the Governor ...

Governor meets several delegations

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Several delegations accompanying Dr Heena Shafi Bhat, Chairperson, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (North Zone), met with Governor, Satya Pal Malik today at Raj Bhava...

Milk Plant at Leh with 2000 ltr/hour capacity to be made functional soon: Samoon

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: To boost the dairy sector in the Ladakh region, Government decided to make milk pasteurization plant at Ugling with a capacity of 2000 litres per hour functional at earliest...

DDC Kupwara reviews progress on Land Records Digitization

KUPWARA, OCTOBER 15: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today chaired a meeting to review the progress of preparation of Jamabandies for the year 2017-18 and implementation of...

DC Kargil chairs DLC meet on PMAY-G

KARGIL, OCTOBER 15: Deputy Commissioner Kargil Vikas Kundal today chaired a District Level Committee (DLC) meeting on Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (PMAY - G) to discuss formulation of block wise Ann...

Vehicle loaded with illicit timber seized in Kehmil Forest Division

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: On the intervening night of 13th and 14th of October 2018 at around 2.00 AM, Range Officer Naihari Range alongwith his team acting on a specific input seized one load carrier bearing registration No. JK019A-1861 wherein outturn of one deodar green tree illicitly felled by unknown smugglers was being loaded. The smugglers on sighting the staff escaped from the scene taking ...

DDC Kulgam reviews arrangements for Urs of Hazrat Mir Syed Ali Simnani (RA)

KULGAM, OCTOBER, 15: District Development Commissioner Kulgam, Dr. Shamim Ahmad Wani today chaired a meeting to take stock of the arrangements made for smooth conduct of annual Urs of Hazrat Mir Syed Ali Simnani(RA). The meeting was attended by ADDC, Exens of PDD R&B, EO of MC, ARTO and other district and sectoral officers besides representatives of Wakaf. During the meeting, DDC directed PHE...

DC inaugurates Sports Event under ‘Peace & Development Initiative’ at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 15: The District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mr. Mohammad Younis Malik today inaugurated Mega Sports Event under Peace & Development Initiative in Sports Stadium Anantnag. The event is being organised by District Youth and Sports Services Department Anantnag, in which around 10,000 participants, including non-school going children from various parts of the district un...

DDC Budgam urges women to participate in progressive farming

BUDGAM, OCTEMBER 15: Department of Agricultural today held an awareness camp cum Mahila Kissan Dewas at Budgam which was presided over by the District Development Commissioner Budgam Dr. Syed Sehri...

Awareness camp under Swachh Bharat Mission held at Budgam

BUDGAM, OCTOBER 15: Rural Development Department today held awareness-cum-felicitation program at Sheikh-ul-Alam hall in Budgam. The function was presided over by the Secretary Rural Development and...

Dulloo reviews progress of work on AIIMS, Medical Colleges

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo today chaired the maiden meeting of High-Level Committee to review the progress of work on AIIMS and fi...

People shouldn’t face power woes during winters: CS to PDD

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today directed the Power Development Department (PDD) to ensure that there is no power problem in Kashmir and winter zone of Jammu during the winters. He said there are clear instructions from the Governor that the consumers shouldn’t be put to any inconvenience because of unscheduled power cuts during the winters. He said the Governor is v...

Durbar Move: Governor's Secretariat to close in Srinagar on Oct 26

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Jammu and Kashmir Governor’s Secretariat will close in summer capital, Srinagar, on October 26, 2018 (AN) in connection with shifting of Durbar move offices to Jammu. As per communiqué of Raj Bhavan, all communications meant for Governor and his staff which cannot reach Raj Bhavan, Srinagar before October 26, 2018 (AN) may please be addressed to Raj Bhavan, Jammu (180001), ...

415 KM Jalandhar-Amargarh transmission systemthrough

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 15: Power transmission infrastructure developer, Sterlite Power today announced formal commissioning of the Rs 3000 crore ambitiousNRSS-29 project for providing additional power supply to Jammu & Kashmir from the Northern Grid. The project has been completed two months ahead of the schedule. The 415KM, Northern Region System Strengthening (NRSS)-29 project will ensure reliab...

Chief Secretary reviews Durbar Move arrangements

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15:Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam chaired a high-level meeting here this morning to take a comprehensive review of the arrangements for bi-annual DurbarMove. The meeting was info...

Advisor Vyas inaugurates SHRC Sub-Office at Rajouri

RAJOURI, OCTOBER15: Advisor to Governor BBVyas today inaugurated the sub-office of Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (JKSHRC) at Tandwal, Rajouri, Justice (Retd), Bilal Nazki, Chai...

337 more promotions in JKP

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Continuing with the efforts to provide progression opportunities to the police personnel and remove stagnation, promotion orders of 337 J&K police personnel in different cadres ...

DGP Sanctions Scholarship of Rs. 3.10 lakh for wards of deceased Police Personnel

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15 : Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh, IPS has sanctioned scholarships in favour of 62 wards of deceased Police personnel for the academic session 2018-19. An amount of ...

Police refutes reports, says pic showing youth joining militancy fake

Srinagar, Oct 15: Refuting reports, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said a picture claiming that a youth from south Kashmir district of Anantnag has joined militant ranks, is fake. “Picture...

36 wards to go to polls in final phase of ULB elections in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 15: With many candidates elected unopposed and a number segments not receiving a single nomination, there will be voting in only 36 of the 132 wards which were scheduled to go for polls...

Ensure Kashmiri students' safety outside the state: Tarigami to Centre

Jammu, Oct 15: Senior CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami Monday alleged that a hate campaign has been unleashed against Kashmiri students in the country and asked the Centre to take steps to ensure their saf...

Three drug peddlers held in JK

Jammu, Oct 15: Three alleged drug peddlers were arrested and charas and heroin seized in two incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday. Milap Chand alias Labbu, a resident of Birnoo v...

Protests rock KU against 'harassment' of Kashmiri students in AMU

Srinagar, Oct 15: Scores of Kashmir University (KU) students on Monday held a protest rally in their campus against the alleged harassment of Kashmiri students in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for ...

Kerala HC grants bail to rape accused Bishop Mulakkal

Kochi, Oct 15: The Kerala High Court on Monday granted bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested in September on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016. The bishop secure...

Searches on in J&K's Kulgam

Srinagar, Oct 15: Security forces started a cordon and search operation on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district after presence of militants was suspected, police said. Following a tip off...

Life remains crippled in Pulwama, returns to normal in Kupwara

Srinagar, Oct 15: Life remained crippled in south Kashmir district of Pulwama while normal activities resumed in Kupwara after remaining paralysed for four days due to general strike. Meanwhile, ...

Man slips to death in Reasi

Jammu, Oct 15: A man slipped to death in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. "One Dhani Ram,55, son of Sukhu, resident of Gari, Tehsil Thakrakote this morning died due to alleged fall from a heig...

Roping in youth effectively essential to peace, development in J&K: Malik

SRINAGAR: Asserting that youth of Jammu and Kashmir are the most important stakeholders in the peace process in the State, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday called for ensuring their regular and eff...

This Dussehra, Rajnath to perform ‘Shastra Puja’ on Indo-Pak border

JAMMU: In an interesting development, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has decided to perform 'shastra puja'—worship of weapons as part of Dussehra celebrations, more so at a border out post along the hig...

Dengue scare weaning off, cases 80% down this year

JAMMU: The dengue cases witnessed a sharp decline in Jammu and Kashmir this year as only 62 cases were reported against over 300 such cases reported till this period last year, the health department ...

#MeToo | Akbar returns Ind, rejects allegations

NEW DELHI: Union minister M J Akbar Sunday termed allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by several women as "false, fabricated and deeply distressing" and said he was taking appropria...

Workplaces in J&K are ‘safe for women’, at least records say so

JAMMU: While the internet nowadays is flooded with tweets and posts featuring #MeToo hashtag, with women alleging horrific experiences of sexual harassment, mostly at workplaces, the militancy-ridden Jammu and Kashmir, it seems, is safe for women, as the official complaint committee on sexual harassment of women at workplace reconstituted by the state government in July this year, is yet to recei...

On SHRC directions, GMCH seeks retd doctors to serve voluntarily

JAMMU: In order to prevent the frequent disruption of healthcare services in the premier Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) thanks to numerous strikes held by paramedical staff including ...

Valley students threaten ‘Gharwapsi’ if charges not dropped by October 17

ALIGARH: Kashmiri students studying at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have threatened to leave for their homes on October 17, if the sedition charges against three of them are not dropped. In...

Discussed matter with UP govt: Guv

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday said his administration has taken up the matter related to the wellbeing of Aligarh Muslim University students from the Valley with the Uttar Pradesh governm...

Benefits extended to SMVDSB employees

SRINAGAR: Extending benefits of the recent welfare initiatives rolled out by state government, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has approved the Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy to be...

‘Think beyond medical, engineering’

SRINAGAR: Exhorting them to prepare for the next Technological Revolution, Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Sunday asked the students in the state to think of an unexplored world of m...

Aspirational Districts Ranked worst 3 months ago, Kupwara turnaround impresses CEO Niti Aayog

SRINAGAR: Three-and-a-half month after Kupwara was declared the least improved district in entire country, sitting at last place in the list of 108 most backward districts released by the NITI Aayog,...

Minor boy, 150 animals killed in snow strom

JAMMU: A 15-year-old nomad boy was killed and four of his family members were injured in a snow storm in the higher reaches of Poonch district. Over 150 sheep and goats also perished in the snow s...

Pak breaches Loc in Poonch

JAMMU: Pakistani troops Sunday targeted forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions at the Digwar sector i...

2 rifles looted

SRINAGAR: Suspected militants on Sunday looted two weapons from policemen guarding the residence of former police officer Sheikh Ghulam Mohammad in Central Kashmir Budgam district. An official sai...

Army organizes marathon for peace, harmony in J&K

Jammu, Oct 14: Over 800 people of different age groups turned up for a marathon organised by the Army in border district of Rajouri to promote "peace and harmony" in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence offi...

Ropeway Project In Jammu Likely To Be Completed By Year-End

JAMMU: Jammu ropeway project, planned to boost tourism in the winter capital, is likely to be completed by the end of this year and thrown open to public after missing a number of deadlines, the offi...

Karvan-e-Aman bus to PoK resumes after one week

Srinagar, Oct 15: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK), resumed on Monday after remaining suspended last week for security re...

Militants decamp with weapons in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 15: Militants have fled with two service rifles from Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said. They over-powered the security guards of a former police officer in Chadoora ar...

Cong leader's PSO killed in road accident in Doda

Jammu: A policeman, posted as personal security officer (PSO) of a Congress leader, lost his life and his son got critically injured Sunday when their cab plunged into 150-feet-deep gorge in hilly Do...

Pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine to get free Rs five lakh insurance cover

Srinagar, Oct 14: The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has approved enhancement of free accident insurance cover for pilgrims visiting the shrine to Rs 5 lakh besides free treatment to tr...

Dengue cases on decline in J&K, only 62 cases reported in 2018

Jammu, Oct 14: The dengue cases witnessed a sharp decline in Jammu and Kashmir this year as only 62 cases were reported against over 300 such cases reported till this period last year, a senior offic...

Bio-digesters to be installed on trial bases in houseboats in Dal Lake

Srinagar, Oct 14: Bio-digesters, a decomposition mechanised toilet system which decomposes human excretory waste in a digester tank specific high-graded bacteria, will be installed on trial bases in ...

Rajnath to celebrate Dussehra along Indo-Pak border

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will celebrate Dussehra and perform 'shastra puja' in Bikaner along the highly sensitive Indo-Pak border, officials said Sunday. Perhaps this is for the fir...

Indian, Pakistan Armies trade fire on LoC

Jammu: The Indian and Pakistan Armies traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, defence sources said. The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian posi...

63rd Meeting of SMVDSB: Board approves free accidental insurance cover of Rs. 5 lakh for pilgrims

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13 - The 63rd meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was held at the Raj Bhavan here today under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shrine Board. Board approved enhancement of Group Accidental Insurance cover for the pilgrims. The accidental cover extended to each pilgrim free of cost shall now be Rs. 5 lakh instead of existing Rs. 3 lakh for ...

CEO, NITI Aayog meets Governor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: Sh. Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog accompanied by Sh. Rakesh Ranjan, Joint Secretary, NITI Aayog, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today. Principal Secretary Planning...

Traffic Police Jammu launches anti-overloading drive

JAMMU, OCTOBER 13: In a bid to overcome overloading in passenger vehicles and ensure safety of passengers, Traffic Police Rural Jammu has launched punitive legal procedure to registrar FIR against the drivers, who facilitate the overloading in their passenger vehicles and put their life in danger. During the exercise,12 FIR in different Police Station of Samba, Kathua, Poonch & Rajouri are fil...

Khelo India events to commence at Udhampur from Oct 15

UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER-13: District Administration Udhampur is flagging off “Khelo India” scheme on 15th October, 2018 here at Subash Stadium Udhampur at 2 pm. Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma will be chief guest on the occasion. The district administration has appealed the youth, public and student community of the district to participate in large number in the event.

Director Agriculture distributes Bee Colonies among Bee keepers

JAMMU, OCTOBER 13: Director Agriculture Jammu, H. K. Razdan, distributed 130 numbers of Bee Colonies among the Bee Keepers of Ramban and Banihal under the Apiculture Convergence Project, Ramban (State Sector Plan). Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture advised the Bee-Keepers to take full advantage of the scheme through adopting apiculture as employment generating enterprise. He said ...

Shobha Yatra taken out in Reasi as part of Navratra Festival

KATRA OCTOBER 13: Festivity continued on the third day of Navratra Festival 2018 which is being organized by the state administration. Various cultural and devotional presentations kept the pilgrim...

CEO NITI Aayog visits Aspirational Districts Baramulla, Kupwara

BARAMULLA/KUPWARA, OCTOBER 13: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant today visited north Kashmir districts of Baramulla and Kupwara to take stock on implementation of various schem...

63rd Meeting of SMVDSB

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13 - The 63rd meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was held at the Raj Bhavan here today under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shrine Board...

63rd Meeting of SMVDSB:Policy for providing free treatment to trauma victims approved, Tarakote Marg to get hi-tech audio system

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13 - The 63rd meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was held at the Raj Bhavan here today under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shrine Board. The meeting was attended by Dr. S. S. Bloeria, Dr. Ashok Bhan, Mr. H. L. Maini, Mr. Justice (Retd) Pramod Kohli, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma and Mr. B. B. Vyas, all Board Members; and Mr. B ...

State Information Commissioner calls on Governor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: Sh. Mohammad Ashraf Mir, State Information Commissioner, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today and apprised the latter about the present state of functioning o...

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction observed at Kargil

KARGIL, OCTOBER 13: The District Disaster Management Authority, Kargil today organized International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction at Government Higher Secondary School, Baroo Kargil. Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Vikas Kundal was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Chief Planning Officer, Kargil, District Superintendent of Police, Kargil, senior officers of district administrati...

Snow clearance preparedness meeting held in Budgam

BUDGAM, OCTOBER 13:- A meeting under the chairmanship of Additional District Development Commissioner Budgam Khurshid Ahmad Sanaie was convened here today to review the preparedness to be made for pr...

DDC Shopian takes snow-clearance preparedness on Mughal road

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 13: District Development Commissioner, Shopian, Owais Ahmad today visited Mughal Road and took stock of the road conditions, snow clearance and availability of food and shelter for t...

Advisor Vyas for expending initiatives under Housing, Urban Development

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: Advisor to Governor, BB Vyas directed officers to ensure that the various developmental initiatives being undertaken by the Government in the Housing and Urban Development s...

16.4% polling recorded in Phase-III: Shaleen Kabra

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, Shaleen Kabra this evening said that overall 16.4% polling was witnessed in the Phase-III of Municipal Polls-2018 across J&K today. Kab...

Arrangements for Mega Legal Services Camp reviewed in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, OCTOBER 13: Arrangements for the conduct of Mega legal services camp and Employment Fair were reviewed in a meeting of district officers chaired jointly by the Principal District and Ses...

Consumer awareness programme conducted in Booniyar

BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 13: Legal Metrology Department conducted a consumer awareness programme at Government Higher Secondary School Booniyar today wherein the Controller LMD J&K Ali Afsar Khan was the chief guest. Other senior officers of the Department including Joint Controller Kashmir Amar Singh, Deputy Controller Enforcement Kashmir Tanveer Ahmad and Assistant Controller Baramulla Mudasir Ras...

Urs of Hazrat Baba Dawood Khaki (RA) observed

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: The 446th Annual Urs of Hazrat Baba Dawood Khaki (RA) was celebrated at Makhdoom Sahib Shrine, Kohimaran hill, today with religious fervour and enthusiasm. As a prolific writer Hazrat Baba Dawood Kha Ki (RA) has to his credit many works of repute. These include VirdulMurideen, Dastoorul Salikeen, Qasida Jalalia, Qasida Lamhiya. His excellence in the religious scholarship ...

2-Day Philately exhibition held at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER-13- The two days philately exhibition organized by Postal Department Udhampur thrown open to public at Happy Model Higher Secondary School, here today. Director Postal Services (J&...

DDC asks telecom operators to improve connectivity in Poonch

POONCH, OCTOBER 13: Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav today directed the telecom service providers to immediately restore and improve the mobile phone network connectivity in the district to avo...

NYCs asked to report at DYS&S office on Oct 15

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: District Youth Services & Sports (DYS&S) Officer, Srinagar today informed that all the NYCs of the district who have deposited their documents to report at DYS&S office Wazir Bagh on October 15, 2018 for further instructions.

Vigilance Organization produces challan against Xen

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: The Jammu branch of Vigilance Organization (VO) today produced challan against an Executive Engineer for possessing assets disproportionate to his known source of income. The Organization registered a case under section 5(1) (e) r/w Sec 5(2) P.C Act Samvat 2006 at police station VO Jammu against the accused officer. “During the course of investigation, searches were co...

11.11 lakh Individual Household Latrines constructed in 4 yrs

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: Jammu and Kashmir has achieved cent percent coverage under Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBMG) with the construction of 11.11 lakh individual household latrines in a span of four years. This information was given at the State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting for solid waste management under Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBMG) convened under the chairpersonshi...

5 Milk Villages to be set up for ST population: Farooq Lone

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: Secretary, Social Welfare, Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, chaired a meeting of officials of Tribal Affairs Department to review the progress of construction of Milk Villages for Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the State. The meeting was attended by Director Tribal Affairs Mohammad Rafi, Director Finance Dr SK Sen, Special Secretary M S Choudhary, Deputy Sec...

Vyas for creating mass awareness about KVIB schemes to promote entrepreneurial culture

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas today called for creating mass awareness about the schemes and programmes being implemented by the Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries B...

Massive inspection drive taken up in J&K's Doda district to check quality of mid-day meals

Bhadarwah (J&K), Oct 13: Education and civil administration officials have launched a "massive" physical verification drive in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir to check the quality of mid-day meals...

Omar Abdullah questions Modi's handling of J&K amid lowest voter turnout in ULB polls

Srinagar, Oct 13: Taking a dig at the opposition parties for their inability to question the NDA led government at the Centre, for the lowest voter turnout in the recent polls in the valley, former C...

ULB polling: voters defies boycott call in Baramulla, Samba

Srinagar, Oct 13: Voters defied separatist boycott call in Baramulla in north Kashmir and Samba in Jammu, where over 72 per cent voters have exercised their democratic right while low voter turnout w...

2 militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 13: Two militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. One militant identified as Shabir Ahmad Dar fro...

In pristine Ladakh, cancer rides on sedentary lifestyle and UV rays

Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 13: The rough terrain, the snow-capped peaks, the winding roads and monasteries -- the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is the abode of nature's raw and untouched beau...

J&K Assembly wrongfully kept in suspended animation for political reasons: Panthers Party

Jammu, Oct 13: Describing the prolonged suspension of J&K Assembly as unconstitutional, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party on Saturday sought President Ram Nath Kovind's intervention to safegu...

Lt Gen Singh compliments all ranks for maintaining vigil on LoC

Jammu, Oct 13: A day after taking over as the general officer commanding of the Army's Nagrota-based XVI corps here, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh Saturday complimented all ranks for their outstanding contri...

Bus falls into gorge in JK's Doda, conductor killed

Doda (J&K), Oct 13: A conductor of a bus was killed and another person was injured when the vehicle fell into a 150-feet deep gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. ...

Strike cripples life in Srinagar; situation near normal in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 13: Life remained crippled for second day on Saturday in summer capital Srinagar as third phase of polling was underway for Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) and a Hizbul Mujahideen ...

Militant injured critically in Pulwama gunfight admitted in SMHS hospital

Srinagar, Oct 13 .. Police on Saturday said that one Hizb militant who was injured in Babagund village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has been admitted in SMHS hospital where he is presently bei...

Restrictions imposed in Pulwama to prevent protests

Srinagar, Oct 13: Restrictions were imposed in Pulwama town and few more areas as a precautionary measure to prevent any demonstration following killing of a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant in an enc...

Brisk voting in Jammu's Samba, low voter turnout in Valley

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 13: The Jammu region's Samba district recorded over 35 per cent of voting during the first four hours of third phase of the state's municipal polls on Saturday while the Kashmir V...

ULB Elections Third phase today, focus shifts to Panchayat polls

SRINAGAR: With the overall poll percentage in the first two phases at average 47.2%, courtesy low turnout in Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir will go to the third phase of the urban local bodies (ULB)polls...

Amidst Guv’s strained relations with mainstream Valley parties, NC veterans drop in at Raj Bhavan

SRINAGAR: In the backdrop of Governor recently expressing his unhappiness over both the mainstream parties in Kashmir paying no heed to his repeated appeals to participate in the ongoing Municipal el...

What happened to our projects, asks PDP

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday stated that various educational reforms taken up during its tenure have been kept in limbo at present and urged the Governor to speed-up the execut...

JTFRP now integrated with J&K ERA

JAMMU: The state government on Friday integrated the Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP) as a Project with the J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), besides authorising ERA to make such co...

NIA raids Sgr businessman’s Delhi residence in terror case

JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday conducted raids in New Delhi at the residence of a businessman from Jammu and Kashmir for his link to the terror-funding module of Pakistan-ba...

PM’s ‘Janaushadhi’ for poor remains a non-starter in J&K

S.SHEKHAR JAMMU: The unholy nexus of some serving medical practitioners and private pharmaceutical companies has allegedly failed the proper implementation of prestigious “Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya ...

3 Kashmiri students from AMU booked for sedition, suspended

ALIGARH: Three Kashmiri students of the AMU were suspended and booked for sedition and nine others were served notices after they allegedly tried to hold a prayer meeting for Hizbul Mujahideen comman...

Centre approves 13 new OSCs, all J&K dists covered

SRINAGAR: In a significant decision aimed at protecting and supporting the women facing violence both within the family and at public places, the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has app...

Terrorism severe threat for Dev: Swaraj at SCO

DUSHANBE: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday urged the SCO members including Pakistan to assume their national responsibility and cooperate with each other, saying terrorism remains th...

Editor KT bereaved

SRINAGAR: Prabodh Jamwal, Editor-in-Chief Kashmir Times was bereaved on Friday when his father Professor Sukhdev Singh Jamwal breathed his last early morning. A renowned teacher who spent his life educating the youth, Prof Singh was not keeping good health for some time now. According to family sources, he passed away at his Gandhi Nagar residence in Jammu on Friday morning. He was later c...

HC issues notices over Parking Fee in Courts

JAMMU: A Division Bench of the State High Court comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Sindhu Sharma today issued notices to Registrar General, J&K High Court Srinagar, Commissioner Secre...

2 Indian soldiers' remains to be buried after 74 yrs

NEW DELHI: After a gap of 74 years, the remains of two Indian soldiers who fought in the Second World War in 1944, have been identified and will be buried at Girone Monumental Cemetery in Florence, I...

Jammu airport gets 3 aerobridges, taxi link

JAMMU: The Jammu airport Friday was facilitated with the launch of three aerobridges, taxi link and apron to provide better facilities for air passengers and planes. "It was a historic day for air...

Talib Hussain granted bail

SAMBA: Two-and-a-half months after he was arrested for allegedly raping a relative, Talib Hussain, who led an agitation demanding justice into the gang rape-and-murder case of a minor girl in Rasana,...

Soldier, two Porters hurt in mine blast

JAMMU: An Army soldier and two porters were injured on Friday in a landmine explosion along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch. “A Jawan and two porters sustained minor splinter injuries due to i...

Bhupinder is CEO AB-PMAY

JAMMU: The State government on Friday assigned the charge of post of Chief Executive Officer, Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), Central government’s flagship medicare schem...

Cop suspended for taking ‘hafta’ from gamblers

JAMMU: Putting a blot on khakhi, a constable of Jammu & Kashmir Police was today suspended after caught on video taking bribe from the gamblers here in Jammu. According to sources, the incident to...

Train service remains suspended in south, resumes in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 13: Train service remained suspended for the second day on Saturday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where a militant was killed in an encounter in Pulwama district this morning. ...

Rich tributes paid to martyr in Sopore

Srinagar, Oct 13: Senior civil and police officers on Saturday paid rich tributes to constable of Jammu and Kashmir police who was martyred by unidentified gunmen in apple township of Sopore in north...

Traffic resumes on historic Mughal road; One-way traffic to ply on Jammu- Kashmir national highway

Srinagar, Oct 13: Traffic was resumed on historic 86-km-long Mughal road after remaining suspended on Friday due to slippery road conditions owing to fresh snowfall. Meanwhile, one-way traffic wil...

Encounter ensues during CASO in Pulwama, police spokesman

Srinagar, Oct 13: A fierce encounter ensued between militants and security forces during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Saturday, a police spokesman said. ...

Militant killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 13: A militant was killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. Upon receiving information about the presence of mi...

Third phase of J&K municipal polls underway

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 13: Voters started queuing up outside poll booths in Jammu region's Samba district, while they came in only in ones and twos in five districts of the Kashmir Valley for the third...

AMU acts against 9 students over Kashmir killing

Aligarh, Oct 12: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has taken action against nine students who wanted to hold a condolence meeting for former PhD scholar Mannan Bashir Wani who jointed militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and was killed. A high-level inquiry has been ordered against the students from Jammu and Kashmir, an AMU official said. Wani, who quit AMU to join militancy, was shot dead by secu...

Soldier, two porters injured in mine blast near LoC

Jammu, Oct 12: A soldier and two porters were injured on Friday in a landmine explosion on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence officer said. "The three sustained superficial injuries when a mine went off near an anti-infiltration obstacle system on the LoC in Krishnaghati Sector in Poonch district," Defence spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said. They were evacua...

NIA raids J&K businessman in terror case

New Delhi, Oct 12: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday conducted raids here at the residence of a businessman from Jammu and Kashmir for his link to the terror-funding module of Pakistan-based Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), a front-end organisation of proscribed terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba established by Jamat-ud-Dawa. The anti-terror agency raided Hilal Ahmed Rather's south ...

365 candidates in fray for 96 wards going to polls in Phase-III: CEO

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Shaleen Kabra this evening said that in the 3rdPhase of Municipal Polls-2018 voting will take place at 300 polling stations across the State tomorrow on 13 October 2018. The polling time, he said, will be from 6.00 am to 4.00 pm. In a statement, Kabra said that 365 candidates are in the fray for 96 wards of 8 Urban Local Bodies for th...

Disposal of grievances during Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June – 12th October, 2018, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 25622 complaints/ grievances of which 25112 have been dealt with/forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 196 complaints/grievances are under process. Similarly, all the three Advisors to the Governor have be...

DIPR condoles with Prabodh Jamwal

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) has expressed grief and heartfelt condolences over the demise of Sukhdev Singh Jamwal, father of Prabodh Jamwal editor-in-chief, Kashmir Times. A condolence meeting, chaired by Director Information Tariq Ahmad Zargar, was convened here today which was attended by all the officers and officials of the Directorate. The m...

Workshop on educational evaluation, paper setting concludes

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: A five-day workshop on educational evaluation and paper setting concluded today at JKBOSE Bemina here. The workshop was organized by JKBOSE in collaboration with RIE Ajmer, NCERT in which 60 key resource persons (Lecturers/Masters/Teachers) from different subjects like English, Mathematics, Science, Urduwere trained by the experts from RIE Ajmer on the latest trends on eva...

ULB Polls: Samba gears up for polls

SAMBA, OCTOBER 12: District Election Officer, Samba, Sushma Chauhan today finalized the preparedness for the Urban Local Body polls for 4 Municipal Committees scheduled on Saturday, October 13 in the district from 6 am to 4 pm. Under the supervision of DEO, sealed Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and other election material for 57 polling stations of 56 wards were handed over to the Polling O...

Arrangements in place for MC polls in Uri

BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 12: Deputy District Election Officer Baramulla today said that all the necessary arrangements have been put in place for the smooth conduct of Urban Local Body (ULB) elections for Municipal Committee Uri scheduled on 13th of October. He said that adequate security and other poll-related arrangements have been geared up well in advance by the district administration so that...

AMET Shopian celebrates annual day

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 11: Al Mustafa Educational Trust (AMET) Shopian today organized a grand function to celebrate its annual day wherein District Information Officer Shopian Showkat Ahmad Khan was the...

Training program for registered pesticide dealers concludes

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Fifteen-days training program of pesticide, fungicide dealers concluded today at Agriculture complex Lalmandi. Director Agriculture Kashmir Altaf Aijaz Andrabi was the chief guest on the occasion. While addressing the participant’s Director said that the dealers should strictly adopt the methods and practices for safe use of pesticides. He instructed them for transparen...

MVD Kathua holds awareness prog on Road Safety, Online Services

OCTOBER, KATHUA 12: To create awareness about Road Safety and online services being provided by the department, the Motor Vehicles Department, today organized an impressive function here at Lakhanpur...

Kathua: Land acquisition approved for public assets

KATHUA, OCTOBER 12: Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria, (District Collector) today chaired a meeting of Land collectors and representatives of executing agencies and finalized the rates for land acq...

Rajouri admin finalizes land acquisition rates for 20 projects

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 12: District administration Rajouri today finalized the land acquisition rates for 20 projects here at a meeting of collectors chaired by Deputy Commissioner /District collector Mohammad Aijaz Asad. Threadbare discussions were held on fixing the rates of land under acquisition in various parts of the district for different developmental projects as per the Land Acquisition Ac...

Secy RDD chairs maiden STAC meet on Solid Waste Management

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Secretary Rural Development Department and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda, today chaired the maiden meeting of State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) for solid waste resource ...

Govt to supply 5000 poultry birds to address shortage in Ladakh

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Government today said that 5000 poultry birds would be supplied to Ladakh region to address the poultry shortage during the winters. This was decided by Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Department Dr Asgar Samoon during a review of Ladakh supplies for winters. Dr Samoon sought a detailed report on the supply for livestock in the region f...

Dr Lone chairs Multidisciplinary State Committee meet of Tribal Affairs Deptt

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: A Multidisciplinary State Committee meeting of Tribal Affairs Department today recommended 7 cases of Voluntary Organizations (VOs) and NGOs to Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India for Grants- in-Aids Project proposal. The Committee met here today under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Social Welfare, Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs Department (TA), Dr Farooq A...

Advisor Ganai for improving quality of education

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Assuring all possible support from Government, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today urged on academics, intellectuals and private school managements to improve the ...

Advisor Vyas chairs 82ndBoD meeting of JDA

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Advisor to the Governor, B B Vyas today chaired 82ndBoard of Directors meeting of the Jammu Development Authority (JDA). Financial Commissioner Housing and Urban Developmen...

Advisor Vyas calls for better packaging, marketingof JKIL products

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Advisor to the Governor B.B. Vyas Friday stressed for better packing and labelling of various products manufactured by Jammu and Kashmir Industries Limited (JKIL) to boost their...

Navratra Festival: Devotional Song Competition enters day 2

KATRA, OCTOBER 12: The All India Devotional Song Competition being organised as part of the Navratra Festival today entered second day. The competition was inaugurated by lighting traditional lamp ...

CEC Kargil inspects dev works in Batalik sector, inaugurates Vajrapani Stupa

KARGIL, OCTOBER 12: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil Feroz Khan today visited various areas of Batalik area to take stock of the developmental works there besides to redress the problems being faced by locals in these areas. He also inaugurated Vajrapani Stupa at Garkone and announced Rs 2 lakh for proper maintenance of the...

Adhere to set guidelines for sports promotion: DC Kargil

KARGIL, OCTOBER 12: Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Vikas Kundal today called for strict adherence to the set guidelines for promoting sports activities in the district. These instructions were given by the Deputy Commissioner to all the concerned officers during interaction with the Officers of Youth Services and Sports here today. Giving the details of the sports activities carr...

Oath ceremony for newly enrolled advocates on Oct 22

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Director Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (SJA), Abdul Rashid Malik, today said that oath ceremony for newly enrolled advocates of Kashmir province would be held at SJA Srinagar on October 22, 2018, at 4:30 pm. During the ceremony, the advocates will be conferred with enrolment certificates and licenses by Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

Counselling, document verification for Jr Employment Officer posts postponed

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: As per a notification issued by the J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) counselling and document verification process for Junior Employment Officer posts (Labour & Employment Department), State Cadre, scheduled for October 16 has been postponed to October 17, 2018. However, there will be no change in the counselling and documents verification scheduled for 15 October 2018....

Steps afoot to provide uninterrupted electricity supply to consumers: Div Com

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today reiterated that necessary steps are afoot to provide better and uninterrupted electricity supply to the valley consum...

Govt reconstitutes JKWDC Board of Directors

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: The Governor’s Administration has ordered reconstitution of the Board of Directors of the J&K State Women’s Development Corporation (JKSWDC). According to an order issued by the Secretary Social Welfare, DR Farooq Ahmad Lone, Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai will be the Chairman of the reconstituted Board of Directors. The Directors include Administrative ...

Farooq Lone reviews construction of 20 hostels for ST students

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Secretary, Social Welfare, Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, today chaired a meeting of officials of Tribal Affairs Department to review the construction of hostels for Schedule Tribes (ST) students in various districts of the State. The meeting was attended by Director Tribal Affairs Mohammad Rafi, Director Finance Dr SK Sen, Special Secretary M. S. Ch...

13 more One-Stop Centres for Women to be established in JK

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has approved 13 new One-Stop Centres (OSC) for Women for J&K. According to Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq ...

Press Council of Nepal chairman visits Media Complex, interacts with Dir Information

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Chairman, Press Council of Nepal, Kishore Shrestha called on Director Information and Public Relation, Tariq Ahmad Zargar at Media Complex here this morning and discussed variou...

Secy PHE reviews action-plan for completion of languishing projects

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: As many as 221 languishing Water Supply Schemes have been sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs 459 crores across the State under the special dispensation to be funded through Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC). The information was given at a meeting chaired by the Secretary, Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation & Flood Contro...

Skilled work force serves backbone for developing strong nation: Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Highlighting the need to upscale skill training programme in the State, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said in contemporary world skilled youth serves as the "b...

Commissioner Secy Labour & Employment calls on Governor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Commissioner Secretary Labour & Employment, Sh. Saurabh Bhagat called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today. The Secretary briefed the Governor about activities and p...

Commissioner Secy Forest calls on Governor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Commissioner Secretary Forest, Ecology and Environment, Sh. Manoj Dwivedi, today called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan. During the meetings, discussions were held re...

NC delegation meets Governor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: A 5 member delegation of the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference led by its General Secretary Sh. Ali Mohammad Sagar met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today. The dele...

Sympathisers of terrorists doing no good to nation: BJP

Jammu, Oct 12: BJP state general secretary Yudhvir Sethi Friday said those sympathising with terrorists are doing no good to the nation, as he lauded security forces for eliminating two ultras includ...

58.12 lakh voters to choose 35,096 panchayat members in J&K rural bodies polls

Jammu, Oct 12: The stage is set for the nine-phased rural bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir from November 17, in which over 58.12 lakh voters will choose 35,096 panchayat members in 316 blocks of the...

Friday prayers not allowed in Jamia Masjid in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 12: Friday prayers were not allowed in the historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, where curfew-like restrictions were imposed on Friday in view of strike called by separatists agai...

Separatists' strike affects normal life in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 12: Normal life was crippled on Friday in Kashmir valley due to a strike called by separatists against killing of two ultras, including scholar-turned-militant Mannan Wani, in an encoun...

Hurriyat activist booked under PSA in Anantnag, shifted to Jammu jail

Srinagar: A 30-year-old man arrested in south Kashmir’s Anantnag town last month was booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to a jail in Jammu on Friday. An official said that Sheikh Sar...

Drug peddler arrested in Udhampur

Jammu, Oct 12: A drug peddler was arrested after intoxicants were allegedly found in his possession in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district Thursday, police said. A police team intercepted the ma...

SFs burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators in Kupwara

Kupwara, Oct 12: Security forces on Friday burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse demonstrators at several places in this frontier district protesting against the killing of two...

Separatist-called shutdown over Ph.D scholar killing hits valley

Srinagar, Oct 12: Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected by a separatist-called shutdown on Friday protesting the killing of a Ph.D scholar-turned-militant commander in a gunfight in Kupwara dis...

Want to kill terrorism, not terrorists: Governor Malik

LEH: Noting that the decades-long terrorism in state has hampered the growth and development of youth of Jammu and Kashmir adversely, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday emphasised that his mission ...

PhD scholar-turned-Hizbul Commander among 2 ultras dead in Kupwara gunfight

SRINAGAR: Banned terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen suffered a setback Thursday when its top commander Manaan Bashir Wani, who shunned a PhD course in the AMU to join militancy, was killed along with hi...

Mehbooba calls for realising gravity of situation in Valley

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said Thursday that PhD scholar-turned militant preferring death in an encounter over life should make political parties realise the gr...

Expenditure Allocation Shift from PMDP to Finance Dept begins

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin K Choudhary, today chaired the first meeting pursuant to the transfer of Perspective Planning and Area Planning divisions of Planning, Development and Monitoring (PD&M) Department to the Finance Department. Navin said all the Directors, Joint Directors and Deputy Directors of the Planning Department working in various administrative departments of...

IT surveys against two firms in Pulwama, Sgr

SRINAGAR: The Income Tax Department Thursday carried out surveys against two business houses in the militancy-hit areas of the Kashmir Valley for alleged tax evasion running into crores of rupees, of...

Authorities callous, Anganwari centres not supplied nutritious food since 2017

SRINAGAR: Over 28,000 Anganwari centres in the state are unable to give nutritious food to the children belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) class for the past one-and-a-half year, courtesy soci...

MLC, Bizman fight out 20-yr-old loan on road

JAMMU: The non-settlement of a twenty lakh rupees loan given by an MLC some twenty years ago to then MES contractor-turned-businessman took an ugly turn on Thursday when the two broke out in a scuffle on Gandhi Nagar roads, in full public view. Both of them were later taken away by cops to police station, where the duo filed separate complainst against each-other. The police, however, was y...

“PDP betrayed people of Jammu, Ladakh; joined Cong as a worker”

JAMMU: Putting to halt all speculations that Maharaja Hari Singh’s family may float a political party of their own to fight discrimination with Jammu region, the grandson of last king of Jammu & Kash...

HC quashes Trial Court order against former CS

JAMMU: The J&K High Court on Thursday quashed a trial court’s order directing Director Vigilance approach the competent Government (authority) and seek permission for launching prosecution against se...

ULB Polls: Independent accused of EVM tempering, CEO orders inquiry

JAMMU: The Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra has sought report from the District Magistrate Jammu Ramesh Kumar after a complaint was lodged with his office alleging there in that an Independent C...

Uri Cop gets 'Shaurya Chakra' posthumously

JAMMU: A State Police constable has been awarded the 'Shaurya Chakra' posthumously for showing exemplary courage while fighting militants in the restive state. Manzoor Ahmed Naik, who was a resid...

Malik’s remark misrepresented by news Channel, clarifies Raj Bhavan

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik’s remarks favouring a particular individual for the post of mayor of Srinagar were being presented in a distorted manner as the local bodies elections in the state ...

1850 cops promoted to higher ranks

SRINAGAR: As many as 1850 personnel of J&K Police have been promoted in different ranks, including Followers, Constables, HC, ASI and SI. As per orders issued, 665 SgCts have been promoted to the ...

Panel to implement PMAY-G effectively

SRINAGAR: To boost the implementation of "Pradhan Mantri AwasYojna" (PMAY-G) Scheme in the State, the Governor’s administration today accorded sanction for the constitution of a State Level and Distr...

Centre approves 16 new CTMVs

SRINAGAR: The Government of India has approved the development of 16 new CTMVs for the financial year 2018-2019, a significant move for the ST population in the State. This was informed by Secret...

Poonch: Jawan injured as Pak breaches LoC

JAMMU: An Indian Army soldier has been injured in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, Defence Ministry said. "Pakistan army violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati (KG) se...

Educational institutions closed in majority districts in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 12: Educational institutions in majority districts were closed on Friday as a precautionary measure in the Kashmir valley, where separatist had called for a general strike against the k...

Train service suspended again in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 12: Train service was suspended again on Friday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike against the killing of two Hizbul Mujahide...

Mega fish farm to come up in Kishtwar

Jammu: A mega fish farm funded by National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) is coming up at Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir at a cost of Rs 4 crore. This was stated during a meeting chaired b...

Governor meets various delegations on his maiden visit to Leh

LEH: Governor, Satya Pal Malik undertook his maiden visit to Leh to review the scope of ongoing developmental activities in the region. He was accompanied by Advisor Sh. B.B Vyas, Sh. K Vijay Kumar,...

Mumbai police lodges FIR against Nana, three others; starts probe

Mumbai, Oct 11: Mumbai police has lodged an FIR against actor Nana Patekar and three others on the basis of actor Tanushree Dutta's complaint of sexual harassment on the sets of a 2008 film and begun investigations, her lawyer said on Thursday. The FIR in the 10-year old case was lodged under Sections 353 and 503 of the Indian Penal Code on Wednesday night. "The FIR was lodged against Nana Pate...

Mega fish farm to come up in Pakul Dul Kishtwar

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: A mega fish farm funded by NHPC is coming up at PakulDul Kishtwar at a cost of Rs 4 crore. This was stated during a meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries and Transport departments, Dr Asgar Samoon to discuss modalities for setting up of NHPC funded projects under Environment Management Plan (EMP). The meeting was attended by Director Fisheries...

Div Com reviews implementation of DILRMP

JAMMU, OCTOBER 11: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today visited the Central Record Room, GoleGujral, Jammu to review the implementation of Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) in the State. The Divisional Commissioner took a detailed briefing of the digitization of the current Jamabandis as well as the Musavis. He was informed that, on trial basis, all the p...

Operationalization of New Colleges: Navin Choudhary reviews modalities

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary today chaired a high-level meeting to work out modalities for operationalization of newly sanctioned colleges and to examine feasibility of location for these colleges. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary to Government, Higher Education, Sarita Chauhan, Secretary to Government School Education, A K Sahu, Dire...

Dir Agriculture reviews arrangements for smooth supply of fertilizers during Rabi season

JAMMU, OCTOBER 11: Director Agriculture, Jammu, H K Razdan today reviewed the arrangements being made for smooth supply of fertilizers during Rabi season 2018-19 in a meeting here today at Krishi B...

IIMC Jammu organizes workshop on Media Ethics for Print, Electronic Media

JAMMU, OCTOBER 11: Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Northern Regional Campus, Jammu today organized a workshop on the Media ethics for Print and Electronic Media. The main objective of...

Div Com visits SIDCO Industrial area, takes stock of ongoing developmental projects

JAMMU OCTOBER 11: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today visited SIDCO Industrial area Bari Brahmana and took stock of several ongoing developmental projects here. He was accompanied by D...

Secretary APD reviews implementation of Farmers’ Welfare Schemes

JAMMU OCTOBER 11: Secretary Horticulture and Agriculture Production Departments, Manzoor Ahmad Lone today reviewed the progress of implementation of various, centrally and state sponsored, Farmers’...

Jitendra Singh for capacity building, awareness creation, research in Space technology

JAMMU OCTOBER 11: Union Minister of State for Department of Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh stressed on the need for capacity building, awareness creation, research and development activit...

Principal Secy Finance seeks tangible roadmap for funding sports activities

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Underlining the importance of sports in youth engagement, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary, today sought a roadmap for funding varied sports activities across Jammu and Kashmir. Navin was chairing a meeting of Youth, Services and Sports (YSS) Department in his office chambers here. Secretary Youth Services & Sports and Information, Sarmad Hafeez, Direc...

Governor presides over the 30thAnniversary celebrations of SECMOL in Leh

LEH, OCTOBER 11: Governor, Satya Pal Malik today presided over the 30th Anniversary celebration of SECMOL, founded by Sh. Sonam Wangchuck in Phey, Leh. He was accompanied by Advisors; Sh. B.B Vyas,...

Organic farming fair held at Pulwama

PULWAMA, OCTEMBER11: Department of Agriculture Pulwama today organised one-day Organic farming fair at Bangund Kakapora Pulwama. Chief Agriculture officer M.Y Shah was chief guest on the occasion. ...

PCCF felicitates JK Forest Football team for winning DCL tournament

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Suresh Chugh, felicitated the players of the Forest Football Team for winning the the DCL Football Tournament. He impressed upon t...

Training programme under NPS held at Bandipora

BANDIPORA, OCTOBER 11: A daylong training programme under National Pension System (NPS) was organised by District Treasury Bandipora in collaboration with Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authorit...

First annual cardiac conference held at SKIMS

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: “Save Heart Kashmir” - a doctor's forum aiming at providing timely, integrated and acute cardiac care to patients suffering from life threatening cardiac diseases all across the state by utilizing social media as means of communication and medical networking organized its first annual save heart Kashmir update and conference at the SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) So...

DDC Rajouri holds public grievances redressal camp at Budhal

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 11: District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today convened a public grievance redressal camp here at Budhal. Residents of Kotranka, Khawas,Targain Gabar Rajanagar and adjoining areas raised several issues pertaining to road connectivity, electricity and water supply, adequate manpower in health and educational institutions, payments under MGNREGA, creatio...

Poonch: Divisional level inter-district Hockey tournament declared open

POONCH, OCTOBER 11: Divisional level Inter-District Hockey tournament for Boys and Girls declared open here today at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Poonch. Inaugurated by Additional Deputy...

DC Kargil takes stock of facilities at District Hospital, GHSS Kargil

KARGIL, OCTOBER 11: Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil, Vikas Kundal today visited Government Higher Secondary School (G...

Randomization of EVMs completed in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, OCTOBER 11: First Level Randomization of EVMs was today completed for the smooth conduct of Elections to the Municipal Committee Ganderbal. The randomization was completed in the presence...

DDC Ganderbal discusses Pandach-Beehama Road Project Rehabilitation

GANDERBAL, OCTOBER 11: The District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr Piyush Singla today reviewed the rehabilitation process of Pandach-Beehama Road Project. The meeting was attended by Assis...

Steps afoot to make sheep rearing, fish farming preferred start-up ventures: Samoon

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries and Transport departments, Dr Asgar Samoon today said department has embarked on a mission mode to make sheep rearing and fish farming one of the preferred start-up business ventures in the state. He said while meeting delegations from different areas of Kashmir who had called on him and sought his intervention in the redress ...

Animal, Sheep Husbandry Deptts to fill 450 vacancies in next 3 months

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Animal and Sheep Husbandry Departments will fill 450 class 4th vacancies through a special recruitment drive within three months. The decision was taken by the Principal Secr...

MD JKSRLM reviews Umeed project

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Mission Director Jammu Kashmir State Rural Livelihood Mission, Abdul Rashid War Thursday chaired a meeting to review the progress of Umeed project in Kashmir Division. The meeting was attended by Additional Mission Director Kashmir, Rifat Aftab Qureshi, State Anchor Person J&K Hari Krishnan, Senior Project Managers Umeed, Block programme Managers and other officials of the ...

Arrangements for conducting free legal services camp reviewed at Budgam

BUDGAM, OCTOBER 11: A preparatory meeting to give final shape to the arrangements put in place for conducting ensuing legal services camp in Budgam was convened here today under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam Khursheed Ahmad Shah. The meeting among others was also attended by CPO, all SDMs, and other concerned District and sectoral officers. While speaking during the ...

SVC reviews FIR cases pending verification

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: The State Vigilance Commissioner (SVC) comprising Chief Vigilance Commissioner, P.L. Gupta and Vigilance Commissioner, Gazanfer Hussain Wednesday conducted a review of FIR cases pending investigation with Vigilance Organisation for the quarter ending September 2018. The Director Vigilance Organisation, S.J.M Gillani informed the vigilance organisation has registered 63 FIR ...

Lok Adalat held at Doru

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 11: According to the Chairman Tehsil Legal Services Committee, (Munsif) Doru, a Lok Adalat was organized in the premises of Tehsil Court, Complex Doru under the chairmanship of Chairman Tehsil Legal Services Committee, (Munsif) Doru. 05 Cases out of 09 taken up cases were amicably settled in the said Lok Adalat.

DC Anantnag discusses issues of forest land

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 11: The Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik chaired a meeting of the officers of Forest, Ecology & Environment, Revenue, Wildlife and Pollution Control Board Anantnag, today, in order to discuss the issues regarding plantation, demarcation and anti – encroachment drive of forests. discussions with regard to afforestation, deforestation, demarcation, fencing of fo...

DC Baramulla flags off mobile testing lab

BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 11: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today flagged off Mobile Testing Laboratory in presence of Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Baramulla here from the office...

DC Shopian bans sale, bursting of firecrackers

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 11: The Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Owais Ahmad has imposed ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers within the territorial jurisdiction of district Shopian. The orders have been issued to ensure the safety of life and property of the general public. It has been further stated that anybody found involved in the sale and bursting of fire crackers shall be booked within the ...

CEO notifies Poll timing for Phase 3rd, 4th

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, Shaleen Kabratoday notified that the timing for polling for the Phase-III and Phase-IV of the Municipal Election would be from 6.00 am to 4.00 pm. According to the notifications issued by the CEO JK, the Phase III and Phase IV of municipal elections to be held on October 13 and October 16, 2018 shall be from 6.00 am to 4.00 pm.

CEO orders repoll at one polling station of MC Anantnag

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, Shaleen Kabra today notified the re-poll at a one polling station in ward 23 of Municipal Council Anantnag. According to the notification issued by CEO, the poll taken on 10 October 2018 (Wednesday) at polling station no. 04, New Colony, ShirporaPayeen of Ward No. 23 (ShirporaBala) of Municipal Council Anantnag is declared to be void and f...

Committee constituted for effective implementation of PMAY-G in JK

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Governors administration today accorded sanction for the constitution of a State Level and District Level Committee for implementation of "Pradhan Mantri AwasYojna" (PMAY-G) Scheme in the State. According to the order the committee will be headed by Chief Secretary, J&K. The members of the committee will be Administrative Secretary, Power Development Department, Administrat...

Establish 24x7 snow clearance control rooms from October 17: Div Com to DCs

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of the valley including Leh and Kargil districts to establish snow clearance co...

Secy Cooperative for establishing Super Bazaars at District Level

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Secretary Social Welfare, Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today directed the officials to explore the possibility for establishing Super Bazaar Cooperative...

JK Editors Forum delegation calls on Director Information

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: A delegation of JK Editors Forum (JKEF) Thursday called on Director, Information and Public Relations, Tariq Ahmad Zargar and discussed various issues concerning the newspapers ...

Farooq Shah expresses dissatisfaction over tardy pace of de-silting

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Secretary PHE, Irrigation, Flood Control& DMRRR, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Thursday reviewed the progress of work on de-silting of Flood Spill Channel (FSC) in Srinagar. The meeti...

Navin Choudhary chairs first meeting of Perspective, Area Planning Divisions

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin K Choudhary, today chaired the first meeting pursuant to the transfer of Perspective Planning and Area Planning divisions of Planning, Develo...

Four arrested for unlawful activities in Rajouri

Jammu, Oct 11: Four persons were arrested for allegedly involving in unlawful activities, including drug peddling, in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said Thursday. Tariq Munir, Ghul...

Former PDP MLC Vikramaditya Singh joins Congress

New Delhi, Oct 11: Former PDP MLC Vikramaditya Singh, the son of ex-Union minister Karan Singh, joined the Congress on Thursday in presence of senior party leaders. After joining the party, Vikra...

JKEDI announces Boot Camp on Oct 13

Srinagar, Oct 11: In a bid to give flip to the conversion of innovative ideas into profitable business ventures, the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) is holding a Boot...

Life returns to normal in parts of Kashmir that went to ULB polls on Wednesday

Srinagar, Oct 11: Life returned to normal on Thursday after a day-long strike called by separatists in parts of Kashmir valley which went to polls on Wednesday during the second phase of Urban Local ...

Two absconders arrested in J&K

Jammu, Oct 11: Two alleged absconders were arrested in separate incidents in Rajouri and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday. A team of police officers raided a place in Tha...

Hurriyat activist shot dead by unidentified gunmen in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 11: A separatist activist was shot dead by some unidentified gunmen in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, a police official said. Molvi Tariq Ahmad Ganaie, an activis...

Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC

Jammu, Oct 11: An Indian Army soldier has been injured in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, Defence Ministry said. "Pakistan army violated ceasef...

Clashes break out during J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 11: While a gunfight was on between holed up militants and security forces on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, clashes erupted between civilian protesters and the force...

Municipal Elections Phase II Poll percentage in Kashmir further dips, Jammu registers 78% turnout

JAMMU: In the second phase of municipal polls in the state, a total of 78.6 per cent of over 1.28 lakh voters exercised their franchise in Jammu while in Kashmir--which had registered 8.3 percent in ...

Guv reaches Delhi, briefs Rajnath on J&K situation

JAMMU: As the state went to the second phase of Urban Local Elections on Wednesday, Governor Satyapal Malik reached New Delhi and met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, briefing him on the obtaining ...

At 2.3%, Srinagar at its lowest ever in any election

SRINAGAR: Srinagar City Wednesday recorded lowest ever voter turnout in any election with less than 100 electorate casting their votes in nine out of the 19 wards of the Srinagar Municipal Corporatio...

Addl SRTC buses to check accidents in Chenab Valley

SRINAGAR: In an attempt to arrest the trend of frequent accidents of public buses in Chenab valley, the state government has decided to deploy additional State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) for v...

3 Kashmiri students with JeM links held from Jalandhar; AK-47, explosives seized

CHANDIGARH/SRINAGAR: A day after a 22-year-old IT student from Kulgam studying in Dehradun was confirmed to have joined the Hizbul Mujahideen, three more Kashmiri students were arrested from their ho...

SC seeks details of Rafale ‘decision-making’ process

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to disclose details of the decision making process for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets in a fly-away condition from France's Dass...

Group Mediclaim Insurance: HC issues notice to Chief Secy, Principal Secy Fin

JAMMU: The State High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Chief Secretary and Principal Seceratry Finance Department, after hearing a petition seeking quashing of state government’s ambitious Gro...

ULB Polls: Two cops found campaigning for relatives, probe ordered against one

JAMMU: In yet another violation of service rules, two cops are reported to have campaigned for their family persons contesting the ongoing Urban Local Bodies elections from the city, following which the Jammu and Kashmir Police ordered an inquiry against one of them, even as action against the other is expected soon. The recent incidents have come two days after complaints were lodged with Dis...

POSHAN: J&K brings home 3 national awards

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir today walked away with three awards for activities under Poshan Maah observed from 1 September to 30 September 2018 throughout the country under Poshan Abhiyaan (Nutritio...

315 more languishing projects worth Rs 812 Crore approved

SRINAGAR: Several components of heritage Mubarak Mandi Restoration Project were among the more than 300 languishing and unfunded infrastructural projects of various departments involving an amount of...

Bofors Scam: Crucial hearing in SC tomorrow

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday the politically-sensitive Rs 64 crore Bofors pay-off case in which the CBI earlier this year filed appeal after 12-year delay against the Delh...

Tushar Mehta appointed as Solicitor General

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday appointed Tushar Mehta as the Solicitor General - the second top most government lawyer after Attorney General. Prior to his appointment as Solicitor General...

665 SGCts promoted

JAMMU: In a Navratri gift, the Police authorities have promoted 665 selection grade constables (SGCts) to the rank of head constables in Jammu region. Extending greetings on the beginning of the f...

Governor’s comments on Srinagar Mayor misrepresented by news channel: Raj Bhavan Spokesperson

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11: The Governor’s Administration today made it clear in unequivocal terms that the ongoing process for Urban and Rural Local Body polls in the State is being conducted in a free, f...

Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 11: Train service resumed on Thursday after remaining suspended on Wednesday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike in the areas w...

Security forces launch CASO in Kupwara

Srinagar, Oct 11: Security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the frontier district of Kupwara on Thursday, official sources said. Acting on a tip off about the presence of mi...

Three Kashmiri students held in Punjab with AK, explosives; were planning attacks

Chandigarh/Jalandhar: In a joint operation, the Punjab Police and Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday busted a terror module in Punjab's Jalandhar city with t...

Cop hit in militant firing in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 11: Militants on Thursday fired at and injured one Special Police Officer (SPO) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district even as a cordon and search operation was underway in Kupwara, po...

Voting in Ramban ward cancelled after BJP candidate's demise

Jammu, Oct 10: A BJP candidate from ward number two of Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district died due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday, following which polling was cancelled in the area. The second ...

Omar questions EC’s decision to start polling at 0600 hrs in ULB polls 2nd phase

Srinagar, Oct 10: Questioning the decision of Election Commission (EC) to start polling at 0600 hrs in Jammu and Kashmir in the second phase of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections, National Conference...

Except for Bandipora, voter turnout remains in single digit in Valley

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 10: While brisk polling continued on Wednesday in the municipal polls in Jammu division, the voting percentage remained in single digit in the Kashmir Valley except for Bandipora...

Dull start to second phase of Jammu and Kashmir civic polls; Brisk voting in Jammu, poor turnout in valley

Srinagar: About two per cent of the electorate voted in the first five hours of polling in 49 wards of urban local bodies in Kashmir Valley, where elections are being held amid tight security, offici...