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About 3,000 vehicles stranded on Kashmir highway, Mughal road remains shut

Srinagar, Dec 13: About 3,000 vehicles, including those carrying passengers, remained stranded for the second day on Thursday on the National Highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the c...

Ladakh highway remains closed for 4th day due to fresh snowfall

Srinagar, Dec 13: The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, the only road linking Ladakh region with Kashmir, remained closed for the fourth day on Thursday due to fresh snowfall, a traffic poli...

Two militants reportedly killed in Sopore encounter

Baramulla, Dec 13: Two militants were reportedly killed on Thursday by security forces in an encounter which ensued during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in apple township of Sopore in this north...

Civil Military Liaison conference held in Rajouri.

On the directions of District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad ADC Rajouri today convened a meeting of Revenue, Defence Estate and Army officers to review the execution of ...

Udhampur: DEO stresses on 100% voter enrolment

UDHAMPUR, DECEMBER-12-: District Election Officer, Ravinder Kumar today asked the officers of concerned department to achieve 100% voter enrolment of the district and organize special camps on 16...

Six killed in UP road mishap

Jaunpur, Dec 12 (UNI) Six people, including three women, were killed while five others sustained injuries after a truck collided with a tempo in Ketakat Kotwali area of the district on Wednesday. ...

Delhiites witness light drizzle , air remains 'very poor'

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) Delhiites witnessed light drizzle in some parts of the city on Wednesday evening after going through a pleasant day, as maximum temperature settled at 21.6 degrees C, two notc...

Guv Narasimhan invites KCR to form new Govt in Telangana

Hyderabad, Dec 12 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh and Telangana common Governor ESL Narasimhan on Wednesday invited Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to form a new government in the State. ...

Inter-block competitions inaugurated under Khelo India at Samba

SAMBA, DECEMBER 12: Under the aegis of khelo India, an initiative of government of India ‘sports for peace and development’, Inter block sports competitions were inaugurated here today. On the occas...

Govt of India releases Rs 260 cr for 5 New Medical Colleges

JAMMU, DECEMBER 12: Government of India today released Rs 260 crore to the Health and Medical Education Department for 5 New Medical Colleges coming up at Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Kathua and Rajo...

Srangal chairs maiden review meeting of Horticulture Department

JAMMU, DECEMBER 12: Rakesh Kumar Srangal today chaired maiden meeting as Director Horticulture Jammu with the officers to review the status of ongoing development schemes of the department in Jam...

Science Exhibition organised under RMSA

DODA, DECEMBER 12: District Development Commissioner Anshul Garg today inaugurated two day Science Exhibition organized under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) by District Institute...

DDC flags off awareness rally on Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao

RAJOURI, DECEMBER 12: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today flagged off a rally organized by Department of Social Welfare to spread awareness among the people about the need ...

Director Estates reviews facilities provided to employees by hotels

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 12: To review the residential facilities being provided to the Move and Non-Move employees, Director Estates Tariq Hussain Ganaie today held a meeting with the hoteliers here at...

Committee constituted for implementation of JKREGP

JAMMU, DECEMBER 12: The Governor’s Administration today constituted State level Monitoring Committee for implementation of J&K Rural Employment Generation Programme (JKREGP). According to the or...

Navin chairs 5th HPC meeting on Languishing Projects

JAMMU, DECEMBER 12: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary today chaired 5th meeting of the High-Powered Committee (HPC), constituted for approval of various languishing projects in the Sta...

DC Bandipora flags off cross country run in Bandipora

BANDIPORA, DECEMBER 12: Deputy Commissioner Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary on Wednesday flagged off a cross-country run organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports under Khelo India here a...

Principal Secretary Finance briefs Governor

JAMMU, DECEMBER 12: Sh. Navin Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary Finance, today met Governor Satya Pal Malik here at the Raj Bhavan and briefed him about the ongoing process for preparation of the ...

Govt committed to overall welfare of needy people: Secy NFCH

BARAMULLA, DECEMBER 12: Secretary National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) Manoj Pant today said that Government is committed to provide social, economic and psychological support to the nee...

Horticulture deptt organises awareness-cum-Kissan Mela at Bandipora

BANDIPORA, DECEMBER 12: The Department of Horticulture Wednesday held an awareness-cum-Kissan Mela to create awareness among local orchardists about the use of new technologies for improving pro...

RS pays tribute to George Bush

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) Rajya Sabha on Wednesday paid tributes to former US president George W Bush. Soon after the House met for the day, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu read the obituary reference to Ge...

Div Com reviews progress of PMJAY scheme

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 12: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that the government is committed to provide free health care facilities to the poor people under the Ayushman ...

Cluster University Srinagar to establish two centres of excellence

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 12: The Cluster University Srinagar is going to establish two centres of excellence, “Centre for Quantum computing and artificial intelligence,” and “Centre for innovation and e...

DC Shopian urges people to register for PMJAY

SHOPIAN, DECEMBER 12: Deputy Commissioner Shopian Dr. Owais Ahmed today said that 34000 beneficiaries of District Shopian will get the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)-Ayushman B...

Training programme under PMEGP concludes at Ganderbal

Ganderbal, December 12:- The 10-day training programme organized under Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) by J&K Bank Rural Self-Employment Training Institute (RSETI) Ganderbal co...

DC Kargil reviews snow clearance plan

KARGIL, DECEMBER 13:- Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, LAHDC, Kargil Vikas Kundal today reviewed the snow clearance plan during the winter season on the vital road links in the dist...

Paragon Housing scam: NAB granted 10-day physical remand of Khawaja brothers

Islamabad, Dec 12 (UNI) An accountability court in Lahore granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) 10-day physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his...

Two day Delhi Assembly session to begin on Dec 20

New Delhi, Dec 12(UNI) A two day session of the Delhi Assembly will be held on December 20- 21, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Wednesday. 'Delhi Cabinet has recommended convenin...

Chhattisgarh Congress consultations begin to choose CM

Raipur, Dec 12 (UNI) Consultations of MLAs of Indian National Congress commenced this evening to confer on the choice of the new Chief Minister following the party's overwhelming victory with more th...

Govt committed to increase India’s health spending to 2.5 percent of GDP by 2025: Modi

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Government is committed to increase India’s health spending to 2.5 percent of GDP by 2025, reaching to more than 100 bil...

Muzzaffapur shelter home case charge sheet almost ready, CBI tells SC

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) The probe agency, CBI, today apprised the Apex Court that the charge sheet is almost ready in the Muzzaffurpur shelter home case is ready and will be filed soon. A divisio...

Senior CPI leader U N Mishra dies

Patna, Dec 12 (UNI) Senior CPI leader and former editor of ‘Janshakti’ U N Mishra died in Bilaspur following his brief illness today. He was 84. Mr Mishra breathed his last at a hospital in Bilaspu...

A brief of Major Developmental Initiatives Undertaken by Governor’s Administration

A)DEVELOPMENTAL INITIATIVES 1.Rs 80000 crores Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) fast-tracked, bottlenecks removed •Long Pending state level issues resolved •Land for 2 new AIIMS hand...

Snowfall derails life in HP, many roads snowbound

Shimla, Dec 12(UNI) Many parts of Himachal experienced moderate to heavy snowfall while down stream were lashed with showers, as tourist places like Manali, Shimla, Kufri, Narkanda and Dalhousie were...

Two day Delhi Assembly session to begin on Dec 20

New Delhi, Dec 12(UNI) A two day session of the Delhi Assembly will be held on December 20- 21, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Wednesday. ''Delhi Cabinet has recommended convening...

CM Biren wants politics sans religion

Imphal, Dec 12 (UNI) Chief Minister N Biren Singh today said that politics should never be done on the basis of community or religion, and it should be based only on human service and humanity. He...

New RBI Governor to meet PSU banks Thursday

Mumbai, Dec 12 (UNI) Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das has convened a meeting of the Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officers of public sector banks on Thursday to discuss issues ...

CB Paliwal's resignation raises questions on UP govt: Masood Ahmed

Lucknow, Dec 12 (UNI) Attacking Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, president of Uttar Pradesh Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) Masood Ahmed on Wednesday said the resignation of UP Subordinate Servi...

Chinese vice president stresses reform, opening up

Guangzhou, Dec 12 (Xinhua) Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan has urged stronger confidence and more concrete efforts to write a "new chapter" of reform and opening up in the new era. Wang made the ...

Advanced military communication satellite GSAT-7A for IAF set for launch on Dec 19

Chennai, Dec 12 (UNI) In a record seventh mission in 2018, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 2,250 kg GSAT-7A, India's Advanced Military Communication satellite, GSLV-F11 from...

Leopard attacks a three year-old baby and eats

Ballari, Dec 12 (UNI) In a gruesome incident, a leopard snatched and ate a three year-old baby in Somalapur village in Kampli taluk in the district on Tuesday evening . Police said on Wednesday the...

Drug peddlers held with 43-kg poppy straw in Ramban

Jammu, Dec 12: Police on Wednesday arrested a drug peddler with contraband of poppy straw in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. "A special Naka was laid on NHW especially to check smuggling of dr...

Kaiga Set World Record For Non-Stop Production On December 10

KARWAR December 12 : The indigenously developed Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) set a new world record on December 10, with one of its units operating uninterrupted for more than 940 days. The rea...

Sensex Rallies By 363 85 Pts After Appointment Of Shaktikanta Das As New RBI Governor

Mumbai, Dec 12: The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday rebounded 363.84 points to 35,513.85 in early trade after former bureaucrat Shaktikanta Das was named as the new Govern...

NS Jamwal To Replace Ram Awtar As New IG BSF (Jammu Frontier)

Jammu, Dec 12: Mr N S Jamwal will replace Ram Awtar as new IG BSF (Jammu Frontier) by December end, sources said. Mr Jamwal is a highly decorated 1984 batch direct entry officer, who is a recipien...

Mayawati Offers Support To Congress In MP To Keep BJP Out Of Power

New Delhi, Dec 12: To keep the BJP out of power, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced her party will support the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, where the grand old party f...

Ladakh highway remains closed for 3rd day due to snow accumulation

Srinagar, Dec 12: The Ladakh region remained cut off from the Kashmir valley for the third day on Wednesday due to the closure of the 434-km-long National Highway due to the accumulation of snow and ...

Racing towards the finish line in MP: BJP 79, Cong 78, SP one

Bhopal, Dec 11: In an unprecedented political neck and neck race in Madhya Pradesh where counting of Assembly votes is still underway on Tuesday, the Congress emerged victorious in 78 constituencies ...

Cong does not have mandate in MP, says BJP's state unit chief Rakesh Singh

New Delhi/Bhopal, Dec 12: The mandate could be clear but a possible post-poll alliance and manoeuvring could still shatter Congress dreams of capturing power in Madhya Pradesh. "Pradesh mein Con...

Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri get season's first snowfall

Shimla, Dec 12 : Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla, Narkanda and Kufri recorded season's first snowfall on Wednesday, much to the delight of tourists. Jubbal- Kothai in Shimla, Tariund near Dharam...

DC Kargil reviews enrolment under Ayushman Bharat, PM Jan Arogya Yojana

KARGIL DECEMBER 11, 2018:- Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, LAHDC, Kargil Vikas Kundal today reviewed the progress of enrolment under Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojan...

Director inspects Mushroom Demonstration cum Training Center

JAMMU, DECEMBER 11: Director Agriculture, Hari Krishan Razdan, today inspected the Mushroom Demonstration cum training Center here at Agriculture complex Talab Tillo. He took stock of the farmer...

SLPSC approves Annual Work Plan for Project “SECURE Himalaya”

JAMMU, DECEMBER 11: State Level Project Steering Committee Meeting (SLPSC) today approved the Annual Work Plan for the project “SECURE Himalaya” (Securing, Conservation, Sustainable Use and Restor...

Ramban: DDC reviews progress under CAPEX budget, govt schemes

RAMBAN, DECEMBER, 11: District Development Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today chaired a meeting to review progress under district CAPEX budget 2018-19 besides major projects being executed in ...

Panchayat Polls-2018: Kashmir records 38.8% voting in final phase

JAMMU, DECEMBER 11: In the 9th and Final Phase of Panchayat Polls held today, overall poll percentage of 38.8% was witnessed in Kashmir Division today. Giving district-wise details, Chief Electora...

Advisor Kumar visits Indoor Sports Complex Nagrota, reviews progress

Interacts with NCC Cadets representing state in RDC-2019 JAMMU, DECEMBER 11: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited the site of Indoor Sports Complex/Rifle range cum Open Playfield here ...

DC reviews status of languishing projects

POONCH, DECEMBER 11: District Development Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, today chaired a meeting to review and discuss the status of languishing projects in the district. The DDC directed the officers...

Online portal 'ENSURE' launched

New Delhi, Dec 11 (UNI) Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday launched a portal ENSURE- National Livestock Mission-EDEG developed by NABARD and operated under t...

Cong win in Raj, C’garh reflects shift in momentum on digital media campaign

New Delhi, Dec 11 (UNI) As the Congress scored a win over the BJP in the Hindi heartland states of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, political observers credited the victory to a shift in momentum in favou...

Huawei CFO arrest: China slams Canada for delayed notice

BEIJING, Dec 11 (UNI) Canadian authorities failed to inform China about the arrest of the chief financial officer (CFO) of country's Huawei Technologies, Meng Wanzhou, immediately after it happened, ...

AN-32 Courier service to start from Dec 25: CEC Kargil

KARGIL DECEMBER 11:- Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan today announced that AN-32 Air Force Courier services from Kargil to Srinagar and Kargil to Jammu would ...

Belgium beat Pakistan 5-0 to face Germany in quarterfinals

Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (UNI) Belgium scripted a easy win against fourth time World Cup winners Pakistan by 5-0 and barged into the quarterfinals of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup at Kalinga Stadium h...

Mobile connectivity: Govt de-waters 650-metre long KHEP tunnel to lay cable for Gurez habitations

BANDIPORA, DECEMBER 10: To provide mobile connectivity to around a dozen habitation of remote Gurez valley for the first time, the district administration took a task to lay the cable through the ...

Smuggler nabbed with 2 kg opium in Punjab

Moga, Dec 11 (UNI) The Counter intelligence wing of Moga police has arrested a notorious opium smuggler from main crossing near Moga bus stand on Tuesday afternoon. The nabbed criminal has been iden...

Assembly election result shows the mood of the nation- Naveen

Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (UNI) The outcome of the assembly election results in five state shows the mood of the nation, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik said here today. Mr Patnaik ...

Over 25 million cyber attacks detected in 2018 World Cup infrastructure, Russia says

Moscow, Dec 11 (UNI) The information infrastructure of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which Russia hosted this summer, has been targeted by over 25 million cyberattacks, Nikolai Murashov, deputy director o...

Sampheal inspects conservation work of Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex

JAMMU, DECEMBER 11: Secretary, Tourism Rigzian Sampheal, today inspected the pace of progress on the Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex. He inspected works being executed for restoration of Roy...

Dr Lone chairs executive committee meet of State Child Protection Society

JAMMU, DECEMBER 11: Secretary Social Welfare Department, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, today chaired the third Executive Committee meeting of State Child Protection Society (SCPS) during which annual budget ...

Panel finalizes recommendations for setting up of new GDCs

JAMMU, DECEMBER 11- A high-level Committee headed by Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K. Choudhary, constituted by the Government to facilitate establishment of new Degree Colleges in the State met...

IG BSF meets Governor

JAMMU, DECEMBER 11: Sh. Ram Awtar, IG BSF Jammu Frontier, met Governor Satya Pal Malik the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Awtar briefed Governor about some of the current issues relating to BSF’s oper...

Governor e-inaugurates CAL Centres and ICT Labs

JAMMU, DECEMBER 11: Governor Satya Pal Malik e-inaugurated Computer Aided Learning (CAL) Centres and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Labs today here from the Civil Secretariat-Jammu. The ...

BJP HQ wears desolate ;look as saffron party set to lose power in Raj, C'Garh & MP

New Delhi, Dec 11(UNI) As the trends for counting of votes for assembly elections showed the BJP on the verge of losing power in Hindi heartland states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgar...

Shaktikanta Das is new Guv of RBI

New Delhi, Dec 11 (UNI) Former Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das was on Tuesday appointed the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. The Appointments Committee of the Ca...

Modi requests lawmakers to work beyond stipulated time during Winter Session of Parliament

New Delhi, Dec 11 (UNI) Stating that there might be debates, discussions and conversations during the Winter Session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday requested lawmakers to work...

Gold worth Rs. 27.3 lakh seized at airport

Chennai, Dec 11 (UNI) Customs Officers at the Anna International Airport detected three cases of smuggling and seized gold worth Rs 27.3 lakh and other goods valued at Rs 6.34 lakh on Tuesday. A re...

Kapil Dev led 3-member ad-hoc committee to select new women cricket coach

Mumbai, Dec 11 (UNI) The three-member ad-hoc committee led by former all-rounder cricketer Kapil Dev will select the new coach for Indian women's cricket. The Board of Control for Cricket in India ...

DDC Kulgam reviews implementation of PMAY-U

KULGAM , DECEMBER11: District Development commissioner Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today reviewed the implementation of centrally sponsored scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY-U) here at a meeting. ...

Vermicompost training prog begins at KVK Budgam

BUDGAM, DECEMBER 11: A skill development training course “Vermicompost Producer” started today here at Krishi Vigyan Kendra. The 200 hour training course was inaugurated by the Director Extension, ...

Shopian: KVIB seeks bankers’ cooperation for implementation of JKREGP

SHOPIAN, DECEMBER 11: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) today organized a District Level Bankers meet and sought their cooperation for implementation of J&K Rural Employm...

H&P Deptt condoles Jamwal’s demise

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 11: Department of Hospitality and Protocol (H&P) today expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of former Director General S S Jamwal. A condolence meeting was held here t...

Heritage sites depository of values: Advisor Ganai

JAMMU, DECEMBER 11: Stressing on the importance of preserving heritage for younger generation, Advisor to Governor . Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said that heritage sites are depository of values and ...

Poll results will reinforce fight against 'fascist' BJP, strengthen Grand Alliance : Stalin

Chennai, Dec 11 (UNI) DMK President M K Stalin on Thursday said the results of the Assembly polls, in which Congress breached the BJP fortress in the Hindi heartland of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Ma...

Mary Kom honoured, road named after her

Imphal, Dec 11 (UNI) Manipur government today honoured Mary Kom, Gold Medallist of the recently held AIBA World Women Boxing Championship, 2018 New Delhi, with the title “Meethoileima” in a felicitat...

Two Carpenters fell from fourth floor under construction building and died

Kalaburagi, Dec 11 (UNI) Two Carpenters died on the spot after they accidentally fell from the fourth floor of a under construction Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research Hospi...

JP stand on SC/ST Act proved fatal for party in polls: Surendra Singh

Ballia, Dec 11 (UNI) Enraged at the depressing display of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the elections of five states, MLA Surendra Singh of the Bairia Vidhan Sabha area of this district said th...

Rebel-turned-politician Zoramthanga to don CM hat in Mizoram again

Guwahati, Dec 11 (UNI) Rebel-turned-politician, Zoramthanga, the chief of the Mizo National Front, is all set to don the hat of Chief Minister again in the tiny state of Mizoram, the last frontier in...

Congress set to stage comeback in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Dec 11 (UNI) The Opposition Congress was all set to wrest power from the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in Rajasthan, with the grand old party tightening its grip on 103 of the 199 Assemb...

Pakistan accepts India has stakes in Afghanistan

Islamabad, Dec 11 (UNI) Conceding for the first time that India has stakes in Afghanistan, Pakistan has said cooperation of its eastern neighbour would be crucial to establish peace in the conflict-w...

Rahul notches up first big win as Cong to form Govt in Raj, C'Garh, closes in on majority mark in MP

New Delhi, Dec 11 (UNI) In a first major win for Rahul Gandhi since he took over the charge of the Congress exactly an year ago, the party seemed all set to form Government in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and...

Yogi govt to bring 2nd supplementary budget in State Assy on Dec 19

Lucknow, Dec 11(UNI) Yogi Adityanath government will bring the second supplementary budget during the brief four days long winter session of the Uttar Pradesh legislature commencing from December 18....

Three bunkers removed in Srinagar after 30 years

Srinagar, Dec 11: Three bunkers set up by security force were removed on Tuesday near the city centre Lal Chowk in Srinagar after 30 long years. The bunkers were built in 1988 to maintain vigil fo...

Withdrawing Kashmiri from 'Bhasha Sangam' tantamount to undermining Kashmiri : Targami

Srinagar, Dec 11: Alleging that the decision of Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry to withdraw Kashmiri translations from its language promoting portal “ Bhasha Sangam” tantamount to undermini...

Three cops killed, another injured as militants attack police post in Shopian

Srinagar, Dec 11 Three policemen were killed and another injured after militants attacked a police post, guarding the minority community at Zainapora area of Shopian district of south Kashmir on Tue...

Historic Jamia masjid reopens after remaining closed for one day

Srinagar, Dec 11: The historic Jamia Masjid in the down town, Srinagar, opened on Monday after remaining closed for a day as a precautionary measure to prevent any demonstration following strike call...

3 labourers dead due to asphyxiation in J&K

Srinagar, Dec 11: Three labourers died due to asphyxiation on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. The bodies were recovered from Shou village earlier in the day. "The b...

SC dismisses PIL against dissolution of Assembly, BJP expels for ‘insdiscipline’

JAMMU: In double blow for BJP’s former MLA and senior leader Gagan Bhagat, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL filed by him challenging the dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by Go...

HC seeks JMC police for street vendors

JAMMU: The State High Court on Monday sought within four weeks from Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) the policy drafted on the issue of vendors and hawkers in the State, particularly those alleged...

Over 500 building permissions pending with JMC; majority raised in violations

ARVIND SHARMA JAMMU: More than five hundred files seeking requisite permission for raising buildings of different nature have been lying pending with the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) since long but, strangely, the Corporation is still indecisive on how to act against the constructions which have been raised in violation of norms. “The building permission cases are pending for varied re...

Prove threats or ‘apologise’ publicly: Raina

JAMMU: The State unit of the BJP Monday described as "serious" the statement by National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah that some MLAs were threatened by investigating agencies during an uns...

Declare your CM candidate ahead of next assembly polls: Omar dares BJP

JAMMU: Daring Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) to announce its Chief Ministerial candidate before next assembly elections, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah today said that BJP did not have...

4th ex-MLA quits party!

SRINAGAR: Former PDP MLA from Tangmarg Mohammad Abbas Wani Monday resigned from the basic membership of the party, a development expected following his support to a rebel group led by former minister Imran Ansari. He is the fourth PDP leader to have announced his resignation from the party. Besides Wani, others who have resigned include Imran Ansari, his uncle Abid Ansari and former financ...

In Mehbooba’s damage control bid, disgruntled Baig apptd PDP patron

JUNAID SIDIQ SRINAGAR: In order to control the further divide in the party after back to back resignation of ex-legislators—fourth one quitting today, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehb...

PMDP: HME first dept to get full Rs 900 Cr allocation

JAMMU: The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, today released the final installment of Rs 110.74 crore under Prime Minister Development Package to the Health & Medical Education Department, ma...

28 cross sides via Peace bus

SRINAGAR: Seven fresh guests from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here on Monday while five Kashmiri residents crossed over to the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) in the weekly Karvan...

73 SIs get promoted

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police J&K, Dilbag Singh has ordered promotion of 73 Sub-Inspectors to the rank of Inspector. A police spokesperson in a statement said that these officers of Executi...

#LadliBeti: Rs 20 crore released

JAMMU: The Finance Department today released additional funds to the tune of Rs 20 crore to the Social Welfare Department for implementation of LadliBeti scheme. According to the Secretary, Social...

Vaishno Devi Yatra breaks 5 years' record

JAMMU: The world famous Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine pilgrimage has set new record as the yatra figure of this year crossed that of 2017 on Monday. Talking to reporters, Simrandeep Singh, CEO, Sh...

Congress Leads In 2 States, Madhya Pradesh Close, KCR Gets Gold

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: The Congress is leading in three BJP-ruled heartland states as votes get counted for the assembly elections billed as the semi-final before next year's national polls. The par...

Rain, snow lash J&K

Srinagar, Dec 11: Rain lashed the plains as fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, with the Met office forecasting an improvement later in the day. "The wea...

J&K votes in panchayat polls

Srinagar, Dec 11: Voting was underway on Tuesday for the ninth and final phase of the panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir amid tight security. Tuesday's polling is being held only in the Kashmir ...

SC to hear Maha govt, Baig's appeals in German bakery case

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Supreme Court on Monday said that it would hear the appeals filed by the Maharashtra state government and accused Mirza Himayat Baig in connection with the German Blast case. ...

Proud that people from all walks of life & institutions standing up to move to take away RBI reserves: Rahul

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Reacting to the resignation of Urjit Patel as Reserve Bank of India Governor, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that he was proud that people from all walks of li...

Finance Deptt releases Rs 20 cr for LadliBeti

JAMMU, DECEMBER 10: The Finance Department today released additional funds to the tune of Rs 20 crore to the Social Welfare Department for implementation of LadliBeti scheme. According to the Secr...

Zone-wise action plan prepared

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 10: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that Divisional Administration is fully prepared and ready to deal any kind of weather eventuality. The Divis...

Advisor Ganai listens to people’s issues, assures early redressal

JAMMU, DECEMBER 10: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Monday listened to people’s issues here under the aegis of Governor’s Grievance Cell where he met several public delegations...

Advisor Ganai asks colleges to initiate steps for securing NAAC accreditation

JAMMU, DECEMBER 10: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Monday inaugurated a 2-day Training of Trainers (TOT) workshops for hand-holding Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) here at ...

J&K team shines at AEP Role Play Competition

JAMMU DECEMBER 10: In a major achievement, the Jammu & Kashmir State created history under Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) by securing first position for the first time in Role Play Competiti...

Progress under Ayushman Bharat -PMJAY reviewed

BUDGAM, DECEMBER 10: Additional District Development Commissioner Budgam, Khurshid Ahmad Sanai today chaired a meeting to take review of progress under Ayushman Bharat in the district. The meeting ...

DDC reviews progress on Health, Education projects

KATHUA DECEMBER 10: District Development Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria today reviewed the financial and physical progress achieved by the Health and Education department in the district. Expenditu...

Panchayat Polls-2018: Voting to take place at 452polling stations in Final Phase

JAMMU, DECEMBER 10: Voting for 9th and Final Phase of Panchayat Polls-2018 will be held tomorrow at 452 polling stations in Kashmir division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According...

Mughal road closed after fresh snowfall

SHOPIAN, DECEMBER 10: Following the fresh snowfall in the high altitude areas including Pir Ki Gali, District Administration Shopian today closed Mughal road till further orders. The Mughal road...

Kishtwar: DDC reviews functioning of RDD department

KISHTWAR, DECEMBER 10: District Development Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana today took a review of working of Rural Development Department (RDD) and implementation of various schemes of the departm...

Agri Dept organizes Training on Organic Farming for LRPs

JAMMU December 10: A two day Training Programme on Organic Farming for Lead Resource Persons (LRPs) of organic clusters under Prampragat Krishi Vikas Yogna (PKVY) was organized today here at Krish...

Vaishno Devi Yatra breaks last five years record

Jammu, Dec 10 (UNI) The world famous Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine pilgrimage have set new record as the yatra figure of 2017 was crossed on Monday. Talking to UNI, Simrandeep Singh, CEO, Shri Mata ...

Modi Govt took 30 revolutionary decisions as against five taken by others in 30 years: Shah

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi government for not pursuing a policy of vote bank politics and said it has taken several tough decisions whic...

Karvan-e-Aman bus: 7 PoK guests arrive, 5 Kashmiris cross to other side of LoC

Srinagar, Dec 10 (UNI) Seven fresh guests from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here on Monday while five Kashmiri residents crossed over to the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) in the ...

Russia offers India its rich experience in counter terror activities

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Russia on Monday offered to share with India its ‘wealth of experience in counter terrorism activities’. This was conveyed to Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venk...

Rajouri police solved thanamandi temple case;two accused detained.

Rajouri police has detained two local teenagers in the ongoing investigation of a case of theft in a temple in thanamandi.Both were produced in the court of special juvenile magistrate. A FIR was r...

Pujari of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine meets Governor

JAMMU, DECEMBER 10: Sh. Amir Chand, Pujari of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine accompanied by the Holy Shrine’s other priests, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. The Governor, ...

Dr Lone reviews Aadhar-seeding status of pension beneficiaries

JAMMU, DECEMBER 10: Secretary Social Welfare Department (SWD), Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone today reviewed the Aadhaar seeding of beneficiaries receiving pension under Integrated Social Security Scheme (I...

Majid emphasizes expeditious completion of digitization works in G&B Hostels

JAMMU, DECEMBER 10: Secretary Tribal Affairs and Cooperatives Abdul Majid Bhat, exhorted upon the officers to expedite the digitization works in the existing and under construction Gujjar and Bakkerw...

Hashmee Club lifts District Football League trophy

BANDIPORA, DECEMBER 10: Hashmee Football Club Bandipora on Monday lifted the winners’ trophy of District Football League 2018. The tournament was jointly organised by the District Football Assoc...

Shopian: DC flags off sheep breeders for exposure tour

SHOPIAN, DECEMBER 10: Deputy Commissioner Dr Owais Ahmed today flagged off a group of 25 sheep breeders of different parts of Shopian district and 10 officials of Sheep husbandry department for a ...

DDC reviews final arrangements

PULWAMA, DECEMBER 10: Deputy Commissioner, G M Dar today chaired a meeting to review the final arrangements for mega legal services camp to be held on December 13 here at DC office complex. Princ...

JKHRC observes 70th Human Rights Day

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 10: To mark the 70th World Human Rights Day, Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (JKHRC) today organized a seminar here at the Auditorium Hall of Information Depart...

Governor inaugurates 64th National School Games-Football U 17 Tournament (Boys)

JAMMU, DECEMBER 10: Governor Satya Pal Malik today inaugurated 64th National School Games - Football U 17 (Boys), in a function organized here at BSF Sports Stadium, Paloura. In all, 37 teams fr...

Women among 7 dead in separate mishaps in Gujarat

Bhavnagar/Luvawada, Dec 10 (UNI) Two women were among seven people, who lost their lives in two separate road accidents at Bhavnagar and Mahisagar districts, respectively on Monday. According to p...

We will miss him immensely: PM on resignation of Urjit Patel

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed sadness on the resignation of Reserve bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel who he described as "a thorough professional wi...

Indian Healthcare crowdfunding platform receives investment from Abu-Dhabi based firm

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Indian healthcare crowdfunding platform ImpactGuru.com has raised investments from Abu-Dhabi based 'Shorooq Investments' and from some other GCC-based angel investors. Ear...

‘When you get off to a good start, there's belief’ : Ravi Shastri

Adelaide, Dec 10 (UNI) A delighted Ravi Shastri hailed the discipline of the Indian team in getting their four-Test series in Australia off to a good start with a 31-run win in the first Test...

Resignation of Urjit Patel reflects denigration of integrity of RBI, says Congress

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) In a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over 'unceremonious exit' of Urjit Patel as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, the Congress party on Monday said the resig...

People need to awaken to get rid of middlemen, corruption & poverty: Raghubar

Pakur, Dec 10 (UNI) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said as the policies of the state government are focused on development, poverty would be removed from the state and for that the peopl...

Why keep Sidhu in Cabinet if he is part of Pak Army and ISI gameplan: Chugh to Amarinder

Chandigarh, Dec 10 (UNI) In the wake of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s revelation that Kartarpur Corridor was a conspiracy hatched by Pakistan Army and ISI against India, the BJP on Mon...

Rupee ends weak at 71.34 verus US Dollar, 3 week-low

Mumbai, Dec 10 (UNI) The Rupee on Monday tumbled down by 54 paise to 71.34, a three-week-low against the greenback on rising demand for US Dollars by bankers and importers, dealers at Forex Mar...

Sensex plunges by 713.53 pts to 3-wk-low below 35K-level at 34,959.72 amidst negative global cues, uncertainty over State Assy poll results

Mumbai, Dec 10 (UNI) The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) reversed the gains of previous session and slumped on Monday by 713.53 points to end below the 35K-level at 34,959.72, a ...

Govt acknowledges Urjit Patel's services to country, says Jaitley

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Reacting to Urjit Patel’s resignation as RBI Governor, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Government acknowledges with deep sense of appreciation his services to the...

Russia offers India its rich experience in counter terror activities

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Russia on Monday offered to share with India its ‘wealth of experience in counter terrorism activities’. This was conveyed to Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairma...

Dilip Kumar to welcome 96th birthday among close friends, family

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) His movement is limited, diet is restricted and he recognises only a few close ones. But as he turns 96 on Tuesday, Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar continues to get the love of ...

Modi seeks cooperation for winter session, Congress wants JPC on Rafale

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Naredndra Modi on Monday sought cooperation of opposition parties in smooth running of the winter session of Parliament as the Congress sought a JPC probe into...

Tyrannical Modi regime has unleashed financial emergency: Congress on Urjit's exit

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Attacking the Narendra Modi government over RBI Governor Urjit Patel's resignation, the Congress on Monday said the "tyrannical Modi regime" had unleashed a de facto financia...

Kushwaha blasts Modi as he quits NDA, government

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha on Monday quit the BJP-led NDA and the Modi government, charging Prime Minister Narendra Modi with betraying Bihar and with pursuing an "opaque s...

RBI Governor quits

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel on Monday resigned from his post with immediate effect, citing "personal reasons". "On account of personal reasons, I have de...

BJP expels former Jammu and Kashmir MLA for anti-party activities, indiscipline

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP Monday expelled its former MLA and senior leader Gagan Bhagat for indiscipline and anti-party activities. In August, Bhagat was suspended for three ...

BJP cheated people of Jammu twice: Omar Abdullah

Jammu, Dec 10: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah challenged the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) to reveal their CM candidate in the next assembly elections saying the party is esca...

MHA curtails BADP funding as J&K Govt fails to submit UC: RTI

Jammu, Dec 10: The Union Home Ministry has curtailed the funding to the state of Jammu and Kashmir as the government failed to submit utilization certificate on time. In a revelation made under RT...

Former Congress lawmaker Swaran Lata joins Jammu and Kashmir National Conference

Jammu: Dealing a blow to the Congress ahead of the parliamentary and assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, its MLA Swaran Lata Monday joined the National Conference. Lata was vice-chairperson o...

2 drug peddlers arrested in Rajouri

Jammu, Dec 10: Two drug peddlers were arrested with 200 grams of heroin in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said Monday. A police team headed by Station house officer of Rajouri, A...

Shahid Kapoor slams reports of being diagnosed with stomach cancer

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor on Monday quashed reports claiming that he is suffering from stomach cancer. The 37-year-old actor took to Twitter to give a health update to his followers. ...

Clashes break out in North Kashmir’s Bandipora

Srinagar: Intense clashes broke out between Security forces and civilians on Monday during the funeral of two slain militants in Hajin of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The funeral was being...

Train services again suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 10: Train service was again suspended on Monday for security reasons in Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike to highlight the alleged human rights violatio...

Normal life crippled in Kashmir due to day-long strike

Srinagar, Dec 10: Life came to a grinding halt on Monday as shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads due to a strike called by separatists to highlight the alleged ...

Streamlining J&K teaching cadre RReTs under SSA, RMSA teachers switch over to regular cadre; Pay issues sorted

JAMMU: In a landmark decision aimed at streamlining the teaching cadre in Jammu and Kashmir, the State Administrative Council (SAC) led by Governor Satya Pal Malik has approved transitioning the cadr...

Special force for Governor’s security

The SAC approved the Jammu and Kashmir Governor's Special Security Force Bill, 2018, for setting up special security force for providing proximate security to the state governor. The bill contain...

For speedy justice, CPC amended

Aiming to dispose speedily the civil cases in courts which tend to linger on ‘unnecessarily’, the SAC has approved the Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill- 2018, which seeks to introduce such provisions in the Code of Civil Procedure, Samvat, 1977 which will help in the disposal of cases in a time-bound manner. These provisions relate to fixing time-frame for filing a written statement and ...

Benami TXNS Law Okayed, 7 yrs in jail, fine of 25% value

JAMMU: After repealing the Roshni scheme which dealt with vesting of ownership of state land to its occupants in its previous meeting, Governor Satya Pal Malik-led SAC on Sunday has gone after the benami transactions, majorly related to the lands and properties, as it approved a bill which gives for up to seven years prison term and a fine equivalent to 25% of the market value of the benami prope...

Nuclear Medicine dept at GMC to make SCI-Jammu functional

S.SHEKHAR JAMMU: After languishing on various pretexts despite being approved by the Union Government five years ago in 2014, the project of prestigious State Cancer Institute at Jammu is now likely to see light of the day in the near future as the SAC has accorded sanction to the establishment of a separate Nuclear Medicine Department at Government Medical College & Hospital (GMCH), Jammu. ...

Kashmir mainstream politicians more dangerous than Separatists: Jitendra

JAMMU: Union minister Jitendra Singh said Sunday the "so-called" mainstream politicians of Kashmir are more "dangerous" than separatist leaders whose stand is relatively predictable. "The so-calle...

Will not hesitate from another surgical strike: Vice Army Chief

JAMMU: Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Devraj Anbu has said the security forces would not hesitate to launch another surgical strike against terrorists if the need to do so arises. "The surgical str...

Sarpanchs’ road shows turn ugly, 9 injured, NH blocked

JAMMU: While the Panchayat elections are being conducted peacefully, there seems no end to after result clashes among the contestants and their supporters, as several people received injuries in two ...

46 yrs after Srinagar, Jammu’s wait for Bone & Joint Hospital continues

ARVIND SHARMA JAMMU: Over 46 years have passed since Kashmir got Bone and Joint Hospital in 1972 but Jammu region has still been deprived of this facility despite the fact that a 240-bedded full-fledged hospital has been sanctioned by the Government of India (GoI) under Prime Minister's Development Package, (PMDP) costing over Rs 40 crore. The foundation stone of the Bone and Joint Hospital,...

Panel to aid ailing JCCB achieve requisite CRAR

JAMMU: The Governor’s administration today constituted eleven-member Professional Board for implementation of the revival package sanctioned by the Centre and state government to enable the Jammu Central Cooperative Bank (JCCB) to achieve 4% Capital Risk Adequacy Ratio (CRAR) for the bank to revive its operations. The Ordinance for revival of package was passed in June this year, vide number V o...

Pak must end terror for any talks: Rajnath

JAMMU: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said ending terrorist activities was a pre-condition for any dialogue with Pakistan as its "dual" role is unacceptable to India. "Promoting terrorist activities and entering into a dialogue for peace cannot run together," he said, when asked why India is avoiding any dialogue with Pakistan. He said either Islamabad should stop aiding terrorist act...

Advisor G denies changes in JJ Act

JUNAID SIDIQ SRINAGAR: Governor’s administration today denied the reports of amending the Juvenile Justice Act to reduce the age of juvenility from 18 years to 16 years in case of heinous offences, asserting that they are focused only on developmental issues facing the state. There have been reports that the Raj Bhavan was considering to approve the draft prepared to amend the said act. How...

Wanted HM militant held in Kishtwar

JAMMU: Days after an ISI agent was nabbed, a wanted Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, who was luring youths into militancy, was arrested on Sunday in Kishtwar district. Reyaz Ahmad, a resident of Sound...

Mujgund encounter ends; LeT’s Pak Cmdr, 2 local militants among 3 slain

SRINAGAR: A Pakistani commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit and two of its Kashmiri militants—including one of the youngest ultras in Kashmir, were killed in an 18-hour-long gun battle...

Rain, snow likely till Tue

SRINAGAR: The meteorological department has forecast light-to-moderate rainfall or snow at most places across the Kashmir valley from Sunday till Tuesday. "A western disturbance is approaching Jammu and Kashmir, under the influence of which light-to-moderate rain/snow will occur at many places and snow at few places over the Ladakh region from the evening of Sunday to Tuesday, especially on Mond...

SMAS: Rs 35 Cr released in this fiscal

JAMMU: In a major welfare initiative, the State government has released as much as 35 Crore rupees for the much appreciated State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS), with 5500 beneficiaries covered. The amount includes additional funds to the tune of Rs 15 crore which the Finance Department released today to the Social Welfare Department for clearing the cases pending under the scheme. Secretary...

Rs 5L ex-gratia relief to Mandi mishap victims

POONCH: A day after the tragic bus accident in Mandi area of Poonch district, the State government on Tuesday disbursed ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh each to the legal heir of 13 deceased people. ...

Jeetu ‘Fauji’ sent to jail for 14 days

LUCKNOW: The Army jawan arrested from Sopore in Kashmir Valley for his alleged involvement in the killing of a police inspector during mob violence in Bulandshahr was on Sunday produced before the ju...

Only one-way traffic on Kashmir highway, Mughal road closed

Srinagar, Dec 10: The historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, has been closed due to fresh snowfall since early Monday morning. ...

Ladakh highway closed due to fresh snowfall

Srinagar, Dec 10: The national highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir valley, has been closed on Monday due to fresh snowfall since late last night, a traffic police official said. It was ...

14-year-old among 3 terrorists killed in Jammu & Kashmir

SRINAGAR: An encounter with terrorists that raged on for 18 hours on the outskirts of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir finally came to an end. The security forces gunned down last of the three terroris...

Advisor Vijay Kumar visits CHC Mandi, reviews health facilities

POONCH, DECEMBER 09: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited the Community Health Centre Mandi and took stock of health services provided to the people at this health institution. Principal...

LS Speaker presents award to Anurag Sharma of Jammu campus, others at IIMC convocation

JAMMU DECEMBER 09: Lok Sabha Speaker, Sumitra Mahajan, conferred awards to the top performing students of 2017 batch of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) at the 51st convocation ceremony ...

Handloom Development Department organizes awareness camp

RAMBAN DECEMBER 09: Handloom Development Department, organised one day awareness camp at Village Hinjhal, block Hinjhal to sensitize weavers and artisans community about the welfare package and vario...

Be role models, create safe spaces for students: Advisor Ganai to teachers

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 09: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Sunday asked academics and teaching fraternity to be role models—urging them to create safe spaces for students. Addressing pa...

Advisor Sharma holds pre-budget consultations with Kashmir business Inc

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 09: In a bid to facilitate industrial activity, businesses and trade by preparing more convenient budget for 2019-2020, Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today held...

Advisor Ganai for multifarious strategy to tackle substance abuse among youth

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 09: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Sunday held an extensive public grievance camp here at Church Lane under the aegis of Governor's Grievance Cell for r...

Div Com inaugurates green building material unit at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, DECEMBER 09:- Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, today inaugurated Everest Green building Centre in Industrial Estate Battal Ballian ,Udhampur. Director Industries and Commerce Jammu...

CEC Kargil for sense of responsibility, morality to curb corruption

KARGIL, DECEMBER 09:- Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan today said that renewed focus on the sense of responsibility, morality, and awareness can play key role in ...

Nirbhaya death anniv: Short-film 'Ab Mujhe Udnaa Hai’ bags top awards

New Delhi, Dec 9: ‘Ab Mujhe Udnaa Hai - Let Me Soar High', a 27-minute short film that has come on the sixth death anniversary of 'Nirbhaya', has won 12 national and international awards in various c...

Pakistan opens President House to public

Islamabad, Dec 9 : The common man in Pakistan became privileged on Sunday, when the President House opened its doors to the public, for the first time in the country's history. Earlier, the Paki...

Omar wishes Sonia Gandhi on her birthday

Srinagar, Dec 9: National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah on Sunday wished former Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on her birthday. Mr Abdullah, who is the former...

Policy In Offing To Deport Rohingyas : Ravinder Raina

Jammu, Dec 9: Asserting that Pakistan may misuse illegal settlement of Rohingyas in Jammu and Kashmir, State BJP President Ravinder Raina said that policy is in offing to deport them. "Rohingyas a...

Many places of HP likely to have snowfall

Shimla, Dec 9; Many places of Himachal Pradesh were expected to be lashed by rains and snowfall in high and mid-hills and few places in the foothills in the next 24 hours, the Met Office said. Th...

Mass Arrest, Tear Gas, As France Hit By 31,000 'Yellow Vest' Protesters

December/09; Rising fuel prices have enraged people of France and they have come out on roads wearing 'Yellow Vest' as a symbol of protest. According to news agency AFP, more than 31,000 people joine...

Mobile internet suspended in Srinagar

Srinagar, Dec 9: Mobile internet services of all cellular companies, including the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), were suspended on Sunday for security reasons in this summer capital. The ...

Hillary Clinton, Bollywood Stars In Udaipur For Isha Ambani’s Wedding Celebrations

Udaipur, Dec 8: US former First Lady Hillary Clinton and a slew of Bollywood celebrities including newlywed Priyanka Chopra and her American singer husband Nick Jonas arrived here on Saturday for the...

Armyman Wanted For His Role In Bulandshahr Violence Held

Meerut Dec, 9: An army soldier who is accused of killing a police inspector in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr was handed over by his unit of the Rashtriya Rifles to the UP Police on Saturday for further...

223 terrorists killed in Jammu & Kashmir this year, highest in 8 years

New Delhi Dec 9: Violence has run high in Jammu & Kashmir this year, with terrorists killed at an eight-year high of 223 while terror-related incidents rose to 429 from 342 last year and civilian cas...

2 militants killed, as many jawans injured in Srinagar encounter

Srinagar, Dec 9: Two militants were killed and as many security force personnel were injured in an encounter, which ensued when forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on Saturday at Muj...

National Lok Adalat held across Kashmir

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 08: The National Lok Adalat was today held across all the District Court complexes and several of their subordinate courts wherein various pre and post litigation cases pe...

Power shutdown

JAMMU, DECEMBER 08: As per Chief Engineer, Elect. Maintt. & R.E. Wing, Jammu, the power supply Grid Station of Janipur and Jhajjar Kotli fed from 132KV Yard at 132/33KV Grid Station Janipur, Jammu sh...

DC Ramban reviews progress on Special Summary Revision

RAMBAN, DECEMBER 08: Deputy Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today reviewed the progress on Special Summary Revision (SSR) in the district. The meeting was attended by ERO, Assembly Constit...

JK’s teachers contributing immensely amid heavy odds: Advisor Kumar

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 08: Advisors to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and K Vijay Kumar on Saturday launched Super-50—free coaching for various professional and competitive courses at Shri ...

FC Housing & Urban Development chairs BoD meeting

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 08: Financial Commissioner Housing and Urban Development Department, K B Agarwal today chaired the third Board of Directors (BOD) meeting of Srinagar Smart City ...

Commissioner Secy Forest reviews status of Gharana Wetland Conservation Reserve

JAMMU, DECEMBER 08: Commissioner Secretary, State Forest Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi today held a meeting to review the status of Gharana Wetland Conservation Reserve. During the meeting, Commi...

Navin reviews budget proposals of PDD, calls for judicious use of energy

JAMMU, DECEMBER 08 – Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary has concluded the extensive and mandatory exercise of pre-budget consultations of Government departments for the next financial yea...

BMO Kandi organises free medical cum certificate camp at village Peeri.

Sahil Sharma. Continuing the mass outreach drive under Public Services Guarantee Act and to address the medical problems of the populace in far-flung and remote areas, a medical cum certificat...

District administration Rajouri kick-starts blacktopping work on Rajouri-Darhal Road.

Sahil Sharma Rajouri: On the directions of DDC Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad, the authorities PWD R&Bs have initiated the blacktopping work on Rajouri-Darhal. Worthwhile to mention here that the ro...

Panchayat elections witnesses 82.54 % turnout in phase-8th at Rajouri.

Rajouri:Voting for the 8th phase of Panchayat elections in Rajouri on tuesday ended peacefully. The polling for the 7th phase was held in Block Kalakote and Moughla. Moreover, there was also repoll...

Dr Lone flags off students on exposure tour under Youth Exchange Programme

JAMMU, DECEMBER 08: Secretary Social Welfare Department, Dr. Farooq Ahmed Lone, today flagged-off a batch of 243 orphan students of the state to Lucknow and Delhi on 15-day exposure tour under Yout...

Dr Lone takes stock of facilities at Homes for Blind, Aged

JAMMU, DECEMBER 08: Secretary Social Welfare Department, Dr. Farooq Ahmed Lone, today visited Government Residential School for Blind at Roop Nagar here to take a first-hand appraisal of facilities b...

Good agricultural practices to help raise farmers’ income: Secretary Floriculture

JAMMU, DECEMBER 08: Secretary Floriculture Mohammad Javed Khan today inaugurated training-cum-awareness centre at Akhnoor in presence of Director Floriculture BabilaRakhwal. He also kicked...

National Lok Adalats held in both wings of High Court

JAMMU, DECEMBER 08: With the aim to reduce pendency of cases in courts, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Legal Services Committee, today organized National Lok Adalats in both the Jammu and Srinagar ...

MLC Surender Choudhary calls on Governor

JAMMU, DECEMBER 8: MLC Surender Choudhary called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Surender Choudhary apprised the Governor about various significant issues relating to Nows...

Several media delegations call on Director Information

JAMMU, DECEMBER 08: Several media delegations today called on Director Information and Public Relations Tariq Ahmad Zargar here and discussed the overall media scenario and functioning of t...

Preparedness critical for tackling natural disasters: Vyas

JAMMU, DECEMBER 08: -Advisor to Governor, BB Vyas today said that preparedness is critical for tackling any natural disaster and we have to ensure that we take special measures for speci...

Srinagar police arrests 03 gamblers

December 08: Srinagar police in its continuous drive against social crimes, arrested three gamblers and recovered stake money of rupees 7860 from the gambling site. A police party of Police Statio...

Prof. Nirmal Gupta calls on Governor

ammu, December 8: Former Chairperson, J&K State Social Welfare Advisory Board (JKSSWB) Prof. Nirmal Gupta called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here today. Prof. Gupta discussed, with...

Gas leak kills two employees in Kashmir's Capital

Srinagar, Dec 08 : Two employees of a local hotel died of suffocation caused by gas leak in Kashmir's Capital. Official said that two employees of a Mughal Darbar hotel at Srinagar had fallen unc...

Pak violates ceasefire on LoC, Indian Army retaliates

Jammu, Dec 8: In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistan troops fired unprovoked on the Line of Control in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Indian Army ...

Governor expresses grief over loss of lives in Mandi road accident

Jammu, December 8: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief and anguish over the loss of precious lives in a tragic road accident that occurred today in Mandi Tehsil of Poonch district which lef...

MLC Surender Choudhary calls on Governor

Jammu, December 8: MLC Surender Choudhary called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Surender Choudhary apprised the Governor about various significant issues relating to N...

Delegation of J&K PWF meets Governor

Jammu, December 8: A delegation of J&K Pensioners Welfare Federation Senior Citizen Civil Society (J&K PWFSCCS) led by its President Sampath Parkash met with Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan h...

Mercury rises across Kashmir, slight relief from cold conditions

Srinagar, Dec 8: The mercury across Kashmir rose on Friday night providing some relief to residents from cold conditions, even as all weather stations in the valley and Ladakh region continued to rec...

Hindu-majority village sets example of communal harmony, elects Muslim man as Panch in J-K

Bhaderwah (J-K), Dec 8: Setting an example of communal harmony and brotherhood, a Hindu-majority village in Bhaderwah town of Jammu and Kashmir elected unopposed the head of its only Muslim family as...

Two killed after speeding truck rams into tractor-trolley

Bareilly, Dec 8 : Two people were killed after a speeding truck rammed into a tractor-trolley standing on the roadside in the Faridpur area here, police said on Saturday. Superintendent of Police ...

J&K traders victimised at Lakhanpur toll plaza: KEA

Srinagar, Dec 8: The traders were being victimised at toll plaza at Lakhanpur, gateway of Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) chairman Haji Mohammad Yasin Khan alleged on Saturday....

3 drug peddlers arrested in south Kashmir

Anantnag, Dec 8: Three drug peddlers were arrested during two different operations in south Kashmir during the past 24 hours, a police spokesman said here. He said on a tip off, police established...

Police on lookout for scooty lifter in Srinagar

Srinagar, Dec 8: Jammu and Kashmir police has sought help to identify a youth escaping with a scooty from a religious place in Srinagar. A police spokesman said here on Sunday that on December 6, ...

6304 in fray for 331 Sarpanch, 2007 Panch seats in 10 distts

JAMMU: Registering significantly positive turnout in previous seven phases, the voting for the penultimate phase of Panchayat Polls-2018 will be held tomorrow at 2633 polling stations across the 10 d...

DIPP for including GST reimbursement in revised J&K IDS

NEW DELHI: The DIPP Friday proposed revision of the Industrial Development Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir by including GST and income tax reimbursement, transport and employment incentive with an additional outlay of around Rs 15.5 crore until March 31, 2020. In a note to the Standing Finance Committee, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) said the scheme is applicable to un...

Mehbooba warns Guv against encroaching democratic space

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said there should be no meddling with the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir till a popular government takes power. Mehbooba said there see...

CEC Kargil backs separate Ladakh varsity demand

KARGIL: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan today pledged his support to an ongoing movement for the establishment of a separate full-fledged university in the Lad...

ISI agent held in Kishtwar; two Hizbul OGWs involved in SI murder arrested

JAMMU: Averting a major tragedy, the State police, acting on the precise inputs of intelligence agencies, on Friday arrested a suspected ISI agent who was allegedly planning terror attacks in Kishtwa...

UP cops in J&K to nab suspect jawan

JAMMU: The fire of a police inspector’s murder in mob frenzy over cow slaughter in Bulandshahr early this week reached Jammu, when a team of Uttar Pradesh police arrived here on Friday to investigate...

CJ directs JOs not to disturb cases’ calendar

JAMMU: Irked over frequent and unscheduled observance of leave by Judicial Officers, Chief Justice Gita Mittal today directed them not to disturb calendar of cases. According to the circular issue...

SPCAs Div Com J, K imposed Rs 1000 penalty

JAMMU: The Divisional Commissioners of both Jammu division and Kashmir division today faced wrath of the State High Court over the non-constitution of District Societies for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in all the 22 Districts of the State, even as the penalty of Rs 1000 each was imposed on the duo. A Division Bench of the State High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Ju...

SC: J&K seeks adjournment of case challenging 1982 resettlement law

JAMMU: The State government on Friday sought adjournment of the case in Supreme Court challenging the validity of the sensitive Jammu and Kashmir Resettlement Act of 1982, which deals with the grant ...

Tax revenue up by Rs 40 Cr post inspections, claims STD

JAMMU: The State Tax Department today made it clear that the drive launched by the Department for inspecting businesses and checking e-way bills is to prevent large-scale tax evasion noticed under GS...

Govt seeks CDF details before Mon

JAMMU: The Governor’s Administration has sought reports on the fiscal status of the Constituency Development Funds (CDF) of each of the former legislator before Monday, 10th December, even as the Con...

Surrendered militant among three drug smugglers held

JAMMU: Three alleged drug smugglers, including a surrendered militant, were arrested on Friday with heroin worth at least rupees four crore in the international market, police said. The accused we...

Imran assures action against 26/11 plotters

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan today said that his government was keen to bring the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai attack to book, asserting that it was in the interest of Pakistan. ...

'Surgical Strikes' unnecessarily hyped: veterans

CHANDIGARH: The September 2016 'Surgical Strikes' were unnecessarily hyped by the Centre to gain political mileage, endangering India's future military cross-border responses, war veterans said at th...

Farooq promises autonomy

JAMMU: Former Chief Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that if and when his party was voted to power in the upcoming assembly elections, it would grant autonomy...

Two accomplices of HM militants arrested in Pulwama

Srinagar, Dec 8: Two accomplices of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants, allegedly involved in killing of a police officer, were arrested in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, a police spokesman said he...

Voting for 8th phase of J&K panchayat polls begins

Srinagar, Dec 8: Voting began for the eighth of nine-phased panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday under unprecedented security arrangement to foil any attempt to disrupt the poll proce...

#BigBreaking | Eleven dead in Poonch bus accident, several injured

Jammu, Dec 8: At least 11 passengers died and several others were injured in a road accident in Mandi tehsil of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Reports said that a passenger bus ...

Special drive aimed at plugging tax evasion: State Tax Deptt

JAMMU, DECEMBER 07:The State Tax Department today made it clear that the drive launched by the Department for inspecting businesses and checking e-way bills is to prevent large-scale tax evasion noti...

Union Cabinet approves implementation of Shahpur Kandi Dam project

NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 07: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last evening approved implementation of Shahpur Kandi Dam Projecton river Ravi, which has been declared a national pr...

GST returns witness substantial increase in J&K: State Taxes Deptt

JAMMU, DECEMBER 07: The State Tax Department today said that filing of returns under GST has recorded a substantial increase in the state following stepped up enforcement measures. As per an offic...

CEC Kargil inspects 1.5 MW Sangrah Mini HP

Reviews power generation, listens to peoples’ issues KARGIL, DECEMBER 07: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan today visited 1.5 MW Sangrah Mini Hydel Project and...

Power Shutdown

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 07: Power Controller, Kashmir province, PDD Bemina today informed that power supply shall remain affected from December 8 to December 12 in view of installation, repair, stringi...

DC Rajouri flags off Mission Indradhanush Express

RAJOURI, DECEMBER 07: Deputy Commission Rajouri, Mohammed Aijaz Asad flagged off mission Indradhanush express, aimed at creating awareness among the people about the significance of vaccination, he...

DEO Kishtwar convenes meeting regarding Special Summary Revision

KISHTWAR, DECEMBER 07: District Election Officer Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana, today chaired a meeting with the representatives of political parties and reviewed the progress of special summary revi...

Kupwara: DDC reviews plan for Rurban Cluster Model Village Khumriyal

KUPWARA, DECEMBER 07: District Development Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jahangir today chaired a meeting regarding finalization of Action Plan 2018-19 under Rurban Cluster Model Village Khumriyal. ...

Navin for long-term planning to meet growing potable water needs

JAMMU, DECEMBER 07 – Continuing the pre-budget consultations for the next financial year, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K. Choudhary today chaired two separate meetings and held marathon discu...

Poll parties dispatched for phase VIII of Panchayat Polls in Kathua

KATHUA, DECEMBER 07:- The Polling parties were today dispatched for phase VIII of Panchayat Elections in block Barnoti, Mahanpur and Dhar Mahanpur of Kathua district,under the supervision of District...

CEC Kargil greets people on Losar

KARGIL, DECEMBER 07: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan today extended his warm and heartfelt greetings to the people of whole Ladakh region especially the Buddh...

DEO Kulgam reviews Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls

KULGAM, DECEMBER 07: District Election Officer, Kulgam Dr Shameem Ahmad Wani today chaired a meeting of EROs, AEROs and representatives of political parties to review the progress of special summary ...

DEO Doda holds meeting with representatives of political parties on SSRERs

DODA, DECEMBER 07: District Election Officer Doda, Anshul Garg, today convened meeting with representatives of various Political Parties, EROs and AEROs of the district for Special Summary Revision...

G D GOENKA HOSTS COUNSELLING SESSION BY ASHOKA UNIVERSITY

Jammu: A counseling session was hosted by G D Goenka Public School, Jammu governed by Om Prakash Bansal Charitable Trust for Classes X - XII to serve as a catalyst of holistic Inter disciplinary lear...

SDM inaugurates workshop on SFURTI

POONCH, DECEMBER 07: SDM Mendhar, Mohammad Afzal Mirza, inaugurated one day workshop on Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) here today. The Workshop was organized by...

DDC Rajouri reviews progress under CAPEX Budget 2018-19

RAJOURI, DECEMBER 07: District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today chaired a meeting to review the physical and financial achievements of various departments under District C...

DC Doda felicitates Nikhil, medal winner in 64th NSG Taekwondo championship

DODA, DECEMBER 07: District Development Commissioner, Anshul Garg, today felicitated Nikhil Kumar who won bronze medal in the 64th National School Games Taekwondo championship U-14 year category or...

MP for collective efforts to empower specially-abled persons

JAMMU, DECEMBER 07: Member of Parliament for Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas, today emphasized the need of collective efforts to empower the specially-abled persons enabling them live a dignifie...

DIPR organizes symposium on ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’

UDHAMPUR, DECEMBER 07: The Department of Information and Public Relations, organized a symposium competition on the theme ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ at Government Higher Secondary School, Salmerhi, here to...

DDC reviews Special Summary Revision of Photo electoral rolls

GANDERBAL, DECEMBER 07: District Development Commissioner Dr Piyush Singla today reviewed the progress of special summary revision of photo electoral rolls of two assembly constituencies of the ...

DC Srinagar visits shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA)

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 07: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Friday visited the shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani(RA) at Khanyar here to take stock of arrangements...

Mechanism in place for speedy grievance redressal: Advisor Vyas

JAMMU, DECEMBER 07: Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas, today said that necessary mechanism has been put in place to ensure speedy and and time-bound redressal of the grievances of people. The Advisor ...

Advisor Kumar for framing effective action plan to strengthen Forest Dept

JAMMU, DECEMBER 07: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today stressed on framing an effective action plan focusing on further strengthening and improving the overall functioning of Forest departme...

Workshop on child-centered emergency preparedness

JAMMU, DECEMBER 07: Secretary Disaster Management, Rescue, Relief & Rehabilitation (DMRRR), PHE and I&FC, Farooq Ahmad Shah, today stressed on the need for collective efforts to address vulnerabili...

Armed Forces Flag Day:Advisor Kumar salutes armed forces, meets officers of Rajya Sainik Board

JAMMU, DECEMBER 07: On the eve of Armed Forces Flag Day, Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar paid homage to the soldiers who sacrificed their life while protecting the nation. The Advisor was inter...

Governor celebrates Armed Forces Flag Day

JAMMU, DECEMBER 7: Governor Satya Pal Malik celebrated the Armed Forces Flag Day at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here today. Brig. (Retd.) Harcharan Singh, Director, Rajya Sainik Board pinned ...

Govt committed to ensure all-round development of State: Advisor Sharma

KATHUA, DECEMBER 07: Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma today said that the Governor’s administration is committed to ensure all-round development of the state and thrust is being laid on to complete th...

Majid reviews functioning of Cooperative Banks

JAMMU, DECEMBER 07: Secretary Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs, Abdul Majid Bhat today reviewed the functioning of Cooperative Banks of Jammu Division, here at a meeting. Registrar Cooperative Societ...

DDC Budgam inaugurates Diagnostic, X-ray centre at DH Budgam

BUDGAM, DECEMBER 07: DDC Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, today inaugurated a newly constructed block of District Hospital Budgam fully equipped with facilities of digital X-ray, diagnostic laboratory...

Bandipora: Revenue Officer equipped with IT Gadgets, CUG Mobiles and Law books

BANDIPORA, DECEMBER 07: In a first of its kind initiative, the Revenue Department Bandipora has initiated IT-based solutions for disaster relief/compensation, land acquisition, PSGA services and gr...

DGP grants scholarship for 80 wards of deceased police personnel

JAMMU, DECEMBER 07: Director General of Police, Shri Dilbag Singh today granted scholarship of Rs. four lac in favour of 80 wards of deceased police personnel, who have died while in service due to...

Bulandshahr violence: Omar flays UP govt over compensation to deceased accused

Srinagar, Dec 7: National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Friday lashed out at the Uttar Pradesh government for announcing compensation of Rs 10 lakh to kin of a deceased man accused ...

Governor possesses power to grant divisional status to Ladakh, response from him positive:LAHDC, Leh

Leh, Dec 7: Asserting that the response from the Governor with respect to granting divisional status to Ladakh has been positive, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, Chief Execut...

Dal Lake freezes partially as Srinagar records season’s coldest night at minus 4 degree

Srinagar, Dec 7: The world famous Dal Lake was partially frozen, particularly near the banks on Friday, as the summer capital, Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the winter so far after the merc...

Dutta tells human rights lobby to stop selective picking of HR cases

Dec 7: Pradeep Dutta, Senior Editor, lambasted human rights lobby for selectively picking up and highlighting Human Rights (HR) violation cases to portray and project security forces in bad light. He...

Messengers of peace, migratory birds arrive at Jammu’s Gharana Wetland along Indo-Pak border

Gharana (Jammu), Dec 7: After covering thousands of miles, flock of migratory birds commonly known as Siberian Birds—the messengers of peace—have arrived at Gharana Wetland situated close to Indo-Pak...

Truck driver nabbed with 40 kg poppy straw in Kathua

Jammu, Dec 7: Police have arrested a truck driver with contraband of poppy straw at Lakhanpur in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. "Acting on a tip-off, police team, during checking duty at La...

3 inter-state drug peddlers arrested with heroin worth Rs 1 crore

Jammu, Dec 7: Police arrested three inter-state drug peddlers with heroin worth Rs one crore and a cash in Gandhi Nagar area here. Police on Thursday evening laid a surprise 'naka' at Valmiki Chow...

Hints at ‘Northern Alliance’ in J&K

Jammu: The exit of former Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Haseeb Drabu from the Peoples Democratic Party has fanned rumours that the renowned economist may be contemplating joining the ‘third fron...

Centre approves Shahpur Kandi dam project

JAMMU: Confirming the reports of anticipated fast-tracking of the construction, the Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the coveted Shahpur Kandi dam project on the Ravi river in Punjab, 3 months afte...

SAC meeting likely today

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik is scheduled to meet in Jammu tomorrow, with the status of Jammu and Kashmir Bank vis-à-vis the recent SAC decision ta...

Zakir Musa hiding in Punjab, high alert On

JAMMU: Security agencies have been put on high alert in Bathinda and Ferozepur districts of Punjab on Thursday following intelligence reports that Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa could be hiding in the...

Law Dept reprimanded; revised affidavit sought

JAMMU: The State High Court on Thursday expressed its displeasure upon an affidavit filed by the State Law Department in a petition regarding pay anomaly in court staff, asserting that it has been filed in complete ignorance about the burden of work which is undertaken by the Court Staff. The court was hearing a petition filed by Bench secretary of the High Court regarding dearth of staff at v...

DLSA Kathua disburses Rs 12.5 Lakh to Rasana victim’s father

JAMMU: The District Legal Services Authority Kathua on Thursday disbursed Rs 12.50 lakh to father of victim of Rasana rape-and-murder case. The said compensation was awarded against some prominent...

Remaining 50% of Capex Budget 2018-19 released

JAMMU: With annual budget for the financial year 2019-20 expected around a week’s time from now, the state government has advanced the 50% balance allocation of the Capex Budget to the districts for ...

Army soldier, BSF jawan killed in cross-border firing along LoC

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: An Army soldier was killed in firing by Pakistani troops in Kupwara on Thursday, while a BSF jawan lost his life in cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri, eve...

Drabu quits PDP

SRINAGAR: Ahead of upcoming Assembly elections. the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) suffered another jolt on Thursday when its senior leader and former finance minister Haseeb Drabu announced his res...

BJP Hina Bhat apptd VC KVIB; BoD reconstituted

JAMMU: Nearly five months after the post fell vacant, the Governor’s Administration on Wednesday appointed Dr Hina Shafi Bhat as the vice chairperson of the all important Khadi and Village Industries...

LoC skirmishes suspend trade, 36 trucks stranded

JUNAID SIDIQ SRINAGAR: Owing to the exchange of heavy gunfire in Kamalkote sector between India and Pakistan in Uri sector, the authorities on Thursday suspended cross LoC-trade along Srinagar-Muz...

Production warrant for Aasiya, aides

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has taken cognisance of a charge sheet filed against pro-Pakistani separatist and Dukhtaran-e-Millat head Aasiya Andrabi and two of her associates for allegedly "waging war" ...

Two Kashmiri stone-pelters arrested in Guj

BHUJ: Two residents of Jammu and Kashmir including a minor, allegedly involved in pelting stones at security forces, have been detained in Kutch district of Gujarat, police said Thursday. Altaf Na...

Passengers must refrain from using mobile phones at Jammu, Udhampur Air Force Stations: Official

Jammu: An official of Jammu based Air Force Station appealed that the passengers must refrain from using mobile phones at Jammu and Udhampur Air Force Stations. “All concerned should ensure that ...

J&K SWD to come up with two shelter homes for children

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Department is soon coming up with two shelter homes under Juvenile Justice System. “Two shelter homes for children are coming up, one for boys and the othe...

Farooq Abdullah bats for early elections in J&K

Jammu: Apprehending that the BJP may attempt to get these delayed for the fear of imminent defeat due to its mis-governance and failure in keeping up the promises, Jammu and Kashmir National Conferen...

Srinagar records season's coldest night

Srinagar, Dec 7: Srinagar witnessed the season's coldest night at minus 4 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir continued to drop on Friday, the weather office said...