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5-year-old girl raped by two minors in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, April 26: A five-year-old girl was raped by two minor boys in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, police said on Thursday. The boys have been detained following the incident that took pl...

Student stabbed in Kashmir University

Srinagar, April 26: A student was stabbed in Kashmir University on Thursday during a scuffle between two groups of law students, police said. "The injured student has been shifted to hospital for ...

JeM commander killed in Tral gunfight: J&K DGP

Jammu, April 26: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that one of the four militants killed in Tuesday's gunfight in the Tral forest area was a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) operational commander. S...

100 pc target achieved in PHE, NABARD, power sector in Anantnag

Anantnag, Apr 26: As many as 100 per cent target has been achieved in Public Health Engineering (PHE), NABARD and Power sector in this south Kashmir district, where under Roads and Buildings (R&B) s...

20 killed in separate road accidents in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 26: At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured in separate road accidents in Pakistan, the media and police said. In the latest accident, five passengers were killed, inclu...

4 weapons looted from policemen guarding temple in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 26: Militants attacked policemen guarding a temple and decamped with four automatic weapons in central Kashmir district of Badgam, where a constable went missing along with his service...

Kishtwar-Anantnag road still closed, Mughal road through for one-way only

Srinagar, Apr 26: The 152-km-long road, connecting Kishtwar in Jammu region with Anantnag in Kashmir remained closed due to accumulation of several feet of snow while only one-way traffic will contin...

PM condoles Kushinagar school van tragedy

Lucknow, Apr 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the death of at least 13 schoolchildren who were killed in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh early Thursday morning. "I am extremely ...

2 get life term in murder case

Maharashtra, Apr 26: District and Sessions Court judge Nazera Shaikh on Wednesday sentenced a woman and her paramour to life imprisonment for murdering her husband by strangulating in 2014 at Belura...

13 children die in a bus-train collision in UP

Kushinagar, Apr 26: In a tragic incident, 13 school students were killed and several others were injured when a bus was hit by a train at an unmanned railway crossing here on Thursday morning. DG...

DISPUTED IN DEATH Shot dead by terrorists, pol leader disowned by parties

SRINAGAR: Ruling PDP and Opposition Congress hit a new low in Kashmir politics by disowning a senior mainstream political acitivist who was shot dead today by terrorists in South Kashmir's Pulwama di...

RASANA Plea for CBI probe to be heard on May 7; HC seeks objections

JAMMU: In a significant development in the heinous Kathua rape-and-murder, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Jammu today ordered that a decision over the plea by two of the accused seeking a CBI inqui...

Didn't obstruct police from filing chargesheet: BAJ in SC

JAMMU: Changing its stance after being pulled up, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has not obstructed police from filing charge sheet in the ...

Main accused, son move SC

NEW DELHI: Two prime accused in the sensational Kathua gangrape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl today moved the Supreme Court opposing the plea of the victim's father seeking transfer of tr...

Not invited in dept’s event, irked BJP MoS writes to CM

JAMMU: At a time when BJP is pre-occupied in setting its house in order by inducting new ministers by dropping few, the BJP ministers in Mehbooba’s council of ministers darted a complaint to chief mi...

CET Scam: Peer gets 16 year in jail, fined Rs 1 Cr

SRINAGAR: In the much publicized BOPEE-CET Scam-2012, former Chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE), Mushtaq Ahmad Peer was today sentenced to a total of 16 years of rigorous ...

‘Juvenile’ accused given chargesheet

KATHUA: The alleged juvenile offender detained in the case was produced before a Kathua magisterial court in veil amid tight security to be given the copies of the Crime Branch chargesheet against hi...

Sr. Congress Leader shot dead in Pulwama

Srinagar: Senior Congress Leader, Ghulam Nabi Patel died this afternoon after some unidentified terrorists fired upon his vehicle at Rajpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district An official said th...

Cop posted in Budgam goes missing with service rifle

Srinagar: A policeman, posted in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, is suspected to have deserted the force and is believed to have fled with his service rifle. Constable Tariq Ahmad Bhat, po...

Asaram Bapu gets life term in 2013 rape case

Jodhpur, April 25: Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was on Wednesday convicted by the Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court for raping a minor girl in his ashram here in Rajasthan in 2013. ...

J&K CM pays tribute to jawans killed in Pulwama encounter

Jammu, Apr 25: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti paid tributes to two security personnel who were killed during an encounter in a forest area of Pulwama district. In the fierce exc...

6 new faces likely in Assam cabinet

Guwahati, April 25: Close to two years after the formation of the Assam government, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is all set to expand his cabinet for the first time on Thursday. Sources said ...

Day after encounter, life comes to grinding halt in some areas in J&K

Srinagar, Apr 25: Normal life came to a grinding halt on Wednesday in some areas in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where four militants, including two foreigners, were killed in an encounter wit...

Army pays tribute to soldier killed in Tral encounter

Srinagar, Apr 25: The Army on Wednesday paid rich tribute to a soldier, who was martyred in an encounter with militants in south Kashmir district of Pulwama. Defence Ministry spokesperson Colone...

Massive clashes have erupted in Tral area

Kashmir, Apr 25: Massive clashes have erupted in Aripal area of Tral in South Kashmir's Pulwama District on Wednesday. Sources told The Kashmiriyat that scores of youth gathered on the main road w...

PDP nominates Ch Ab Hamid as Chief Coordinator for Jammu province

Jammu, Apr 25: President J&K Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) Ms Mehbooba Mufti has nominated Ch Ab Hamid as Chief Coordinator of the party for Jammu Province. This was disclosed here by party v...

Rajnath, Chhattisgarh CM discuss Maoist situation

New Delhi, April 25: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh to review the state's Maoist situation even as the ministry...

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork

Cairo, Apr 25: This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from April 24 to 30, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of t...

Alert sounded as policeman missing with service weapon in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 25: An alert has been issued after a constable of Jammu and Kashmir went missing alongwith his service weapons in central Kashmir district of Badgam late Tuesday evening, official sourc...

Leh highway reopens, Kashmir, Mughal road through

Srinagar, Apr 25: The national highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir, reopened on Wednesday after remaining closed for four days due to snowfall and slippery road conditions. Meanwhile, t...

Asaram Bapu found guilty in rape case

Jodhpur, April 25: Five years after charges of rape were levelled against Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court on Wednesday convicted the self-styled godman along with oth...

Salman Khan meets Mehbooba Mufti in Kashmir

Srinagar, April 25: Superstar Salman Khan and producer Ramesh Taurani, who are currently busy here with the shoot of the third instalment of the "Race" franchise, met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister...

Cabinet nod to death penalty for rapists of children below 12 year

JAMMU: Less than two weeks after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti made an emotional promise to people of the state, the state cabinet on Tuesday walked the talk as it approved an historic ordinance prov...

4 IAS among 23 shifted

JAMMU: The state cabinet today affected a major reshuffle in state administration, transferring a number of officers, including 4 IAS officers. As per the official orders in this regard, Hilal Ahm...

7th Pay Comn approved, 20% hike for employees

JAMMU: In a bonanza to more than five lakh state government employees and pensioners, the state government today approved implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations with effect from...

4700 teachers to be engaged

JAMMU: In an effort to provide adequate teaching staff at government-run educational institutions, the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet today approved engagement of over 4,700 lecturers and teachers on acad...

Shah’s Karnataka schedule delays BJP’s J&K reshuffle

JAMMU: The probables in BJP for the ministerial berths in the coalition government will have to wait for confirmation of their names while tense moments await those have the danger of removal from th...

Land transferred for dev projects

JAMMU: The state cabinet today approved transfer of state land measuring 1255 Kanals and 10 Marlas situated at village Sanai of Tehsil Surankote and village Kalaban of Tehsil Mendhar, District Poonch...

Revision in Court timings from May 1

JAMMU: As per a notification issued by Registrar General, all the concerned have been informed that the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and its Subordinate courts, shall function for the summer sessi...

5 years on, SKIMS liver transplant unit fails to take off, alleges DAK

Srinagar, Apr 24: The Doctors Association Kashmir on Tuesday alleged that the liver transplant unit at S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) has failed to take off, five years after it was sancti...

DC Kupwara Reviews Status of CM Commitments

Kupwara, April 24: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting of district and sectoral officers regarding preparations for upcoming District Development Board...

Museum on tribal freedom fighters in every state: Modi

Ramnagar (Mandla), MP, Apr 24: Mentioning that several tribal people attained martyrdom during the country's freedom movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that special museums would ...

DDC Samba attends live telecast of Prime Minister’s address alongwith villagers at Katli in Samba.

Samba, Apr 24: District Development Commissioner Sardar Rajinder Singh Tara,KAS attends Prime Minister’s live address on occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day on 24th April from 12:55 to 13:25 h...

J&K Cabinet Meeting Over; 7th Pay Commission Implemented and other details

JAMMU, Apr 24: J&K Cabinet meeting is over and big new for state Govt employeed that 7th pay commission implemented in J&K. Sources told that Cabinet has also approved Time bound promotions and h...

Police refutes reports about student’s arrest from Woman’s college in Srinagar

Srinagar, Apr 24: Refuting reports that a student of Women’s College M A road, Srinagar was arrested, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday said it was an endeavour of the police with the family and te...

Modi calls for social movement against sexual crimes

Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), April 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a social movement for protecting girls in the wake of increasing rapes reported from different parts of the count...

Kathua case: Crime Branch to approach court against lawyer

Jammu, Apr 24L: The Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch will soon approach a local court in Kathua against a defence lawyer who is allegedly circulating twisted facts in the case of the gangrape and murd...

#NewsFlash | Important Updates from today's cabinet meeting.

Implementation of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations approved by State Cabinet. As already announced by Govt, the employees to draw revised scales of pay from current month. Cabinet approves e...

15 dead Maoists fished out of Maharashtra river; toll 37

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 24: The security forces have recovered at least 15 more bodies of Maoists from the Indravati River here early on Tuesday, taking the toll in the gunfight in the past 4...

Modi in MP on Panchayati Raj Day

Bhopal/New Delhi, April 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Madhya Pradesh's Mandla district to address the Panchayat bodies and the indigenous communities. Earlier he tweeted: ...

Militant, among 3 killed in J&K forest shootout

Srinagar, April 24: Three persons, including two security personnel and a militant, were killed on Tuesday in an ongoing gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral forest area. Police sources said the s...

Why death penalty for child rape doesn't mean swifter, better justice

Mumbai, April 24: About 90 per cent of child rape cases were pending trial in India in 2016, no more than 28 per cent of such cases ended in conviction, and there is a 20-year backlog in bringing cas...

Soldier injured in J&K forest shootout, succumbs

Srinagar, April 24: An Indian Army soldier injured earlier on Tuesday in a shootout between militants and security personnel in Jammu and Kashmirs' Tral forest area, has succumbed, police said. Aj...

Quake measuring 5 5 shakes Assam

Guwahati, Apr 24: A mild intensity earthquake was felt in parts of Assam, including Guwahati, this morning at 0938 hours. The quake measured 5. 5 on the Richter scale and was epicentered in Ind...

Kathua rape-murder: Cop, SPO arrested by SIT move J-K HC

Jammu, Apr 24: A policeman and a SPO arrested in connection with the Kathua rape and murder case have moved the Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking a fresh CBI probe into the matter and quashing of ...

Ladakh remain cut off; Mughal road & Srinagar & Jammu National highway through

Srinagar, Apr 24: The Ladakh region remained cut off from the Kashmir valley for the fourth successive day on Tuesday due to accumulation of fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions, while the 86-...

Barring 5, all students, arrested for stone pelting in Baramulla, released

Baramulla, Apr 24: All but five students, arrested for stone pelting in this north Kashmir town, were released and handed over to their parents after proper counseling, a police spokesman said late o...

Soldier injured in J&K forest shootout

Srinagar, April 24: An Indian Army soldier was injured on Tuesday in a shootout between hiding militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs' Tral forest area. Police said following info...

Deferred for a day, decision on BJP Min’s for J&K today, in Delhi

JAMMU: In the aftermath of resignation of BJP ministers to pave way for a major reshuffle in the ministerial positions in the state coalition from BJP’s quota, the heartbeats of many lawmakers in the...

State Cabinet to meet early today

JAMMU: In what seems like a change of schedule to help Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh’S back-to-back flights to-and-fro from national capital New Delhi, the State Cabinet’s fifth meeting of th...

Govt’s duress fails to move students, coaching centers

SRINAGAR: Despite Education Minister Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari warning of tough measures if students didn’t end protests and attend classes, demonstrations and clashes continued on Monday in Kashmi...

CBI probe in RASANA case Accused SPO, SI move petition in High Court

JAMMU: In yet another development in the much hyped Kathua rape and murder case, two of the eight accused in Crime Branch’s charge sheet on Monday filed a petition in the State High Court seeking CBI...

‘For removing doubts’ unfazed Lal adamant

JAMMU: Even as other leaders in the party have busy in cementing their claims to save their ministerial berths in the state government, ahead of the major reshuffle likely to take place on Tuesday, B...

Ex-minister Lal Singh demands CBI probe to clear 'doubts' in Kathua probe

Jammu, Apr 23: BJP leader Lal Singh, who resigned from the state cabinet after raising questions about the police action in Kathua rape and murder case, today reiterated his demand for a CBI probe in...

Foreigners can travel to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur unrestricted

New Delhi, Apr 23: Foreign tourists, except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, would now be allowed to visit some of the most pristine locations of the country which, so far, were out of bou...

BJP-RSS trying to communalise Kathua rape for 'political gains': Cong MLAs

Jammu, April 23: The Congress accused the BJP-RSS combine of trying to "communalise" the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir for "political gains", and cautioned ...

Road Safety Week Celebrated in Doda

Kashmir, Apr 23: Motor Vehicle Department Doda organized a rally in connection with 29th Road Safety Week here today on the theme " SADAK SURAKSHA JEEVAN RAKSHA". The rally was flagged off by Add...

Mughal road reopens for traffic

Jammu, April 23: The Mughal Road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with South Kashmir's Shopian district, was reopened for traffic after 4-day long closure due to l...

Anganwadi workers protest in Jammu

Jammu, Apr 23: More than 3,000 anganwadi workers, who have been on a strike for nearly three months in support of their demands which include release of their salaries and a hike in honorarium, today...

2 arrested with pistol, live ammunition in Jammu

Jammu, Apr 23: The Jammu and Kashmir Police said today it has arrested two men wanted on murder and abduction charges from Jammu city, and seized a country-made pistol and live ammunition from them. ...

Man held with cannabis in Ramban

Jammu, Apr 23: A man was today arrested with 700 grams of cannabis from a bus in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. During a routine checking, a police team intercepted the bus nea...

SC stays proceedings against Salman over caste remarks

New Delhi, April 23: The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold the proceedings pending against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan before several courts across the country in cases registered under the SC/...

Student injured in J&K clashes

Srinagar, April 23: Clashes broke out at several places in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after protesters pelted stones at army personnel. A student sustained pellet injuries in Anantnag town. The y...

Five soldiers injured in J&K accident

Srinagar, April 23: Five soldiers were injured on Monday in an accident on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, police said. "The army vehicle skidded off the road after the driver lost control. The injure...

VHP chief visits Ayodhya, says Ram temple will be reality soon

Ayodhya, April 23: Newly elected Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje on Monday visited the make-shift temple of 'Ram Lalla' here in Uttar Pradesh and said that the dream of billio...

Protesters pelt stones at army in J&K

Srinagar, April 23: Clashes broke out at two places in Shopian and Pulwama districts on Monday after protesters in Jammu and Kashmir pelted stones at army personnel at these places. Informed sourc...

Shiv Sena leader Sachin Sawant shot dead

Mumbai, Apr 23: Shiva Sena leader Sachin Sawant was shot dead by two bike-born miscreants in Kandivali area here, late on Sunday. According to sources, the incident took place when Sawant, an up-...

Vice-President Naidu rejects opposition impeachment motion against CJI

New Delhi, Apr 23: In a blow to the opposition parties, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the impeachment motion moved by seven opposition parties, including the Congress. "This a...

Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for PoK

Srinagar, Apr 23: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) left here on Monday to cross over to other side of the Line of Control...

Snowfall shuts Srinagar-Leh highway

Srinagar, Apr 23: The national highway linking the Ladakh region with the Kashmir valley remained closed for the fourth day on Monday. The 86-km-long historic Mughal road and the 300-km-long Srina...

In first coercion for stability, govt shows agitating Kashmiri students iron fist

SRINAGAR: A day after mildly warning the students in Kashmir Valley to put to a halt their protests against the rape-and-murder of a minor girl in Kathua, the government on Sunday unveiled its next ...

Modi, Masala & Motormouths

JAMMU: With incidents like Rasana and Unnao at the back of his mind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at BJP leaders, asking them to refrain from making "irresponsible" statements, a...

Reshuffle: BJP’s crucial meeting in Delhi today

JAMMU: In line with the speculations rife over the past week, the central leadership of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is scheduled to meet with Jammu and Kashmir unit leaders on Monday at Party Headqua...

President Kovind Okays death for children rape

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscat...

Modi, Xi to meet in China on Apr 27-28

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit meeting in China's central city of Wuhan, a meet which may well be a historic one and a defining ...

Preparations started in JK for global skill competition

Jammu, Apr 22: The Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) has started cluster-level skill competitions in the run-up to the World Skills Competition to be held in Russia next year. T...

14 Naxals killed in encounter in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Apr 22: Fourteen far-left radical communists, also known as Naxals in India, were killed in an encounter with the police in western Indian state of Maharashtra on Sunday, a senior official sa...

17-year-old father allegedly kills 2-month-old son suspecting wife's illicit affair

New Delhi: A teenager allegedly killed his two-month-old son on Saturday on the suspicion that he was born out of his wife's illicit affair, police said. The incident was reported from outer Delhi's ...

Army man carrying tusks arrested at Srinagar airport

Srinagar: An army man was detained by Jammu and Kashmir police at Srinagar Airport on Sunday for carrying elephant tusks in his baggage. Two elephant tusks seized by J&K police at Srinagar Airport...

Kathua Rape and Murder Lawyer Deepika Rajawat refuses Honourary Supreme Court Bar Membership

New Delhi: Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat, also known as Deepika Thusso, has refused to accept a honorary bar membership, which was accorded to her for pleading the heinous Kathua rape and murder cas...

Pakistan shells villages, posts in Poonch: Police

JAMMU: Ceasefire violation was reported along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir today as Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages in Poonch district, police said. The in...

Edu Min orders closure of all Pvt tuition centres in Kashmir valley for 90 days

Srinagar, Apr 22: Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari ordered the closure of all private tuition centres in Kashmir valley for 90 days in view of the student protests in Kashmir valley. He made ...

Over 600 Academics, Scholars Write to PM on Kathua, Unnao Rapes

New Delhi: In solidarity with some retired civil servants writing a letter last week to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, holding him responsible for the “terrible state of affairs” in Kathua and Unnao...

Historic Mughal road reopens for traffic

Srinagar: The Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, reopened on Sunday after remaining closed for two days due to the accumulation of snowfall and ...

President Kovind gives nod to ordinance seeking death penalty for child rapists

New Delhi, April 22: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday promulgated an ordinance to pave way for providing stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below th...

Cabinet approves Ordinance to confiscate properties of fugitive economic offenders

New Delhi, April 21: In a bid to bring back defaulters of huge bank loans who escape to refuges abroad, the Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance that would provide for attachment and confi...

Women protest rising crimes

Guwahati, Apr 21: Over a hundred women today staged a protest march in Guwahati city, demanding exemplary punishment for crimes against women and children and controlling growing incidence of such cr...

Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says would not join any party

Patna, Apr 21: In a setback to BJP ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election, veteran party leader and former union minister Yashwant Sinha today left the party by asserting that democratic institutions were ...

Control your emotions and resume classes, Minister tells J&K students

Srinagar, April 21: Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday advised students protesting over the Kathua rape-murder case to control their emotions and resume their classes...

Union cabinet approves ordinance for death penalty for rape of children

New Delhi, Apr 21: The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. Official sources said here that...

Dainik Jagran lit fest faces boycott over Kathua rape fake news

Patna, April 21: Several poets, writers, theatre activists and journalists have boycotted Hindi daily Dainik Jagran's literature festival "Bihari Samvadi" on Saturday to protest against its repeatedl...

Students, security forces clash in J&K

Srinagar, April 21: Clashes broke out between students and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district on Saturday despite the authorities shutting down most colleges and schools in th...

Perpetrators of Unnao, Kathua rape incidents shouldn't be 'shielded, glorified': PFI

New Delhi, Apr 21: Terming the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents as "violent acts to subjugate, humiliate and instill fear", the Population Foundation of India (PFI) has asked the government to ensure ...

Srinagar to get its first ever see through AC coach soon

Srinagar: With an aim to boost tourism and provide a pleasant rural experience to the travellers, department of tourism will promote Kashmir’s first ever see-through air conditioned railway coach amo...

DeM chief, associates arrested in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 21: Dukhataran-e-Milat (DeM) chief Aasiya Andrabi and her few associates have been arrested for allegedly inciting trouble in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, official sources said. ...

Ravi Thapar next Ambassador to Nicaragua

New Delhi, Apr 21: Indian Ambassador to Panama has been given the addition charge of envoy to Nicaragua. Mr Thapar, a 1983-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, would take up this assignment soon....

WHO concerned over increasingly overwhelmed health services in Gaza Strip

Gaza, Apr 21: Mass demonstrations in Gaza have left at least 33 Palestinians dead and more than 4279 injured since March 30, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The escalating violenc...

US human rights report criticises violations in India by both government, terrorists

New York, April 21: The US State Department's human rights report criticises India for violations by police and security forces while at the same time noting the "serious abuses" by separatist insurg...

Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC, succumbs

Jammu, April 21: A soldier injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Rajouri district, has succumbed to his injuries, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday...

Drug peddler arrested, cannabis recovered in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 21: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a drug peddler and recovered cannabis in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Friday evening, a police spokesman said here. He said following a...

Indiana Governor declares April as National Sikh Heritage Month

Indianapolis, Apr 21: Indiana Governor Eric J Holcomb celebrated the 319th anniversary of “Creation of Khalsa Day” and on this occasion he also declared the month of April as National Sikh Heritage M...

Snowfall forces closure of Sadhna, Razdan, Z-Gali and Phirkiyan

Srinagar, Apr 21: Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) were cut off from their district and tehsil headquarters in north Kashmir districts of Kupwar...

Leh, Mughal road remain shut, Jammu-Kashmir highway reopens

Srinagar, Apr 21: The national highway, linking the Ladakh region with Kashmir, and 86-km-long historic Mughal road remained closed for the second day on Saturday due to fresh snowfall, landslides a...

Rail service resumes in Kashmir after remaining suspended

Srinagar, Apr 21: Train service was resumed in the Kashmir valley on Saturday after remaining suspended on Friday following damage caused to windowpanes of some coaches on Thursday on Srinagar-Baramu...

PM returns to Delhi after three-nation tour

New Delhi, Apr 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New Delhi on Saturday after his successful visit to Sweden, England and Germany. PM Modi was received at the airport by External Affairs ...

UNPRECEDENTED Oppn initiates impeachment motion against CJI Mishra, Govt calls it ‘revenge petition’

NEW DELHI: Seven opposition parties led by the Congress today initiated an unprecedented step to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, moving a notice accusing him of "misbehaviour" and "misuse...

Heckling in US just tamasha, says Omar

Srinagar: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah today said he had a "great session" at University of California in the US and termed an attempt to heckle him a tamasha by just four people. He was re...

Jammu lawyers tell BCI team: CBI probe unanimous demand

JAMMU: A Bar Council of India (BCI) team today met the representatives of the Bar Association of Jammu (BAJ) who refuted allegations that the lawyer of the Kathua rape and murder victim was prevented...

Friday prayers offered in Jamia Masjid in Srinagar after 2 weeks

Srinagar, Apr 20: People were allowed to offer Friday prayers in historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar after remaining locked for two successive Fridays in view of curfew-like restrictions impos...

Unnao rape: Y-category security withdrawn from BJP MLA

Lucknow, Apr 20: After utter controversy, the Uttar Pradesh government has withdrawn the Y-category security cover of accused ruling Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Bangarmau Kuldeep Singh Sen...

JKLF chief arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar, Apr 20: JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik was arrested in the summer capital, Srinagar, to prevent him from leading a protest march after Friday prayers against the rape and brutal murder of ...

India demands legal action against flag desecration in UK

London, Apr 20: India has demanded legal action against those behind the desecration of the Indian flag at Parliament Square here during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UK visit. The Ministry of Ex...

PDP constitutes Political Affairs Committee

Srinagar, Apr 20: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today constituted an eleven-member powerful Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the sta...

De-radicalization of youth must for peace in Kashmir: Army

New Delhi, April 20: With the Kashmir Valley enveloped by rising violence, the Indian Army on Friday said it would prioritize bringing radicalized youth to the mainstream through a "collective approa...

Pak shells areas along LoC in Nowshera

Jammu, April 20: Pakistani troops opened fire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said today. Pakistani troops shelled Anwas, Laam, Sarya and Pukhrani areas of Nowshera s...

Minor girl raped in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, April 20: A Class 6 girl student has been allegedly kidnapped and raped for two days by her relative in Odisha's Kalahandi district, police said on Friday. Police have arrested the ac...

Internet services suspended in Srinagar

Srinagar, Apr 20: Mobile Internet services have been temporarily suspended in Srinagar city, while the high-speed network was throttled in parts of south Kashmir today as a precautionary measure to c...

Modi Govt heralded new scales of development: Amit Shah

Bengaluru, Apr 20: Seeking to the woo the trading community in country's IT capital, BJP national president Amit Shah has asserted that the Narendra Modi-led dispensation has changed the scale of dev...

Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg, higher reaches of Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 20: Gulmarg and other areas in the higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall today, while the plains in the valley, including the summer capital Srinagar, were lashed by rains. ...

BJP asks MPs to attack Rahul over Judge Loya verdict

New Delhi, April 20: The day the Supreme Court dismissing petitions seeking an SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, the BJP asked its MPs to attack Congress President Rahul Gandhi demanding h...

Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi

Gandhinagar, April 20: A division bench of the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Bharatiya Janata Party Minister Maya Kodnani while upholding the conviction of Bajrangi Dal activist Babu ...

Tourism deptt to promote glass top coach to attract upscale visitors in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 20: In the run-up to providing delightful travelling experience in the picturesque Kashmir valley and attract upscale tourists, the department of tourism will promote the state’s first ...

Omar takes dig at Dy CM for questioning Kathua rape-murder case probe

Srinagar, Apr 20: Taking a dig at Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh for showing lack of confidence in Jammu and Kashmir police in Kathua rape and murder case, the working president of the main op...

Leh, Mughal roads closed due to snow-landslides, Kashmir highway through

Srinagar, Apr 20: The national highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir was closed yet again on Friday due to fresh snowfall, while landslides forced closure of traffic on 86-km-long historic M...

One arrested with 2450 Capsules at Vijaypur

SAMBA: Vijaypur Police arrested one person and recovered 2450 capsules recovered from his possession in district samba here today. He has been identified as Raman Choudhary Son of Sham Lal residen...

KATHUA RAPE & MURDER Now, it is for the courts to decide on CBI probe: DyCM

JAMMU: While assuring justice to the victim of Kathua rape and murder case and severest punishment to the perpetrators of crime, senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said...

Post resignations, other BJP Ministers await next word from party, Bali gets hyper active

JAMMU: In wake of uncertainty prevailing over the fate of BJP Ministers after party obtained their resignations, most of the incumbent were seen lobbying to save their jobs barring Health Minister Ba...

Accused are behind bars, what are you on streets?

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government today said those pelting stones in the name of the eight-year-old victim of Kathua rape and murder case were only hurting the image and interests of the sta...

Policy deny SPO turning militant

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police today termed as "fake" a post on social media about a special police officer joining militant ranks. "The person whose photograph is being circulated (on soc...

Is Jammu agri varsity hiding a major scam?

JAMMU: The way a select committee of the of the state legislative council has asked Jammu’s Sher-e-Kashmir Agricultural University to present before it details of every single bit done over last ten ...

J&K BJP website hacked, restored

JAMMU: The website of the BJP's Jammu and Kashmir unit was today hacked for a brief period with the hackers posting a message demanding justice for an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered a...

A child violated in India every 15 mins, crime 500% up in 10 years

NEW DELHI: A sexual offence is committed against a child in India every 15 minutes and there has been an increase of more than 500 per cent over the past 10 years in crime against minors, an analysis...

Mirwaiz to clerics: Don’t preach hate from mosque pulpits

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday lambasted those clerics who use mosque pulpits to preach hate. Taking to social networking site Twitter, Mirwaiz wrote: ...

Director SKICC, engineering staff attached

JAMMU: Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today ordered attachment of Director Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) Yasmeen Khan along with engineering staff. The Minist...

President pays obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine

JAMMU, APRIL 19: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, today visited the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji and paid obeisance at the Sanctum Sanctorum. Kovind prayed for the progress an...

Hizb books, arms recovered in Doda

Jammu: The Army today busted a terror hideout and recovered arms and ammunition, including two AK rifles, 289 rounds of ammunition, and Hizbul Mujahideen donation books in Doda district, rasing conc...

Govt examining death penalty law

SRINAGAR: Following the rising demand for death penalty to rape accused the law department of Jammu and Kashmir government has initiated a process to draw a road map for a legislation that could be p...

Man pockets Rs 35 lakh for fake gas agency, booked

JAMMU: Crime Branch Kashmir today registered a First Information Report (FIR) against a Basant Bagh resident for impersonation and fraud. “The accused duped a Khansahib resident under the pretext...

CS reviews law & order

Jammu, Apr 19: Chief Secretary B B Vyas today called for improving coordination, contact and vigil to maintain peace and harmony across the State, while reviewing the law and order situation with the...

BCI team meets Kathua lawyers, visits Rasana

JAMMU: A five-member team of the Bar Council of India arrived here today and met lawyers in Kathua, who had held protests in connection with the rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl. The tea...

Met predict rainy weekend

JAMMU: An approaching western disturbance is expected to bring rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir with thunderstorms likely in some isolated areas over the next two days, the Met department said today. ...

At CHOGM, Modi avoids Pak counterpart Abbasi

LONDON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not meet his Pakistani counterpart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here today and no such meeting is planned for ...