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Pakistan says Indian officials did not join foreign diplomats visiting LoC

Islamabad, Oct 22: Pakistan said that Indian officials did not join a handful of foreign diplomats visiting the sectors along the Line of Control, where the Indian Army has destroyed three terror cam...

Normal remains affected in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 22: Normal life in Kashmir remained disturbed for the 79th day on Tuesday following abrogation of Article 370, but there was increased movement of traffic in parts of the city leading t...

Heavy Pak shelling in Poonch, two civilians injured

Jammu, Oct 22: At least two civilians were injured on Tuesday as Pakistan Army resorted to heavy shelling along the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. T...

Trudeau's Liberals win Canada vote, will form minority govt

Ottawa, Oct 22: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party held onto power in a nail-biter of a Canadian general election on Monday, but as a weakened minority government. Television projection...

Navy capable of thwarting threat from enemy: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Oct 22: The Indian Navy is capable of thwarting any threat from enemy countries and has taken various steps to ensure that 26/11 type terror incidents never happen again, Union Defence Min...

Jt. counter op centre of R&AW, IB, NIA & police in Punjab

New Delhi, Oct 22: Against the backdrop of Pakistan's concentrated effort to stoke terrorism in Punjab, India has decided to strengthen inter-agency cooperation by creating a joint counter operation ...

Post 370, J&K, Ladakh govt employees to get 7th pay panel benefits

Srinagar, Oct 22: In a major relief after the abrogation of the Article 370 of the Constitution on August 6, now the government employees of the newly created Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, ...

Gourmet Kashmiri restaurant opens in Lutyens' Delhi

New Delhi: Interested in Kashmiri cuisine. Well, Lutyens' Delhi has finally got its own exclusive stand alone Kashmiri cuisine restaurant this week, at the prestigious Kashmir House at 5, Prithviraj ...

India slams Pak for unilaterally stopping postal services

New Delhi: India launched a scathing attack on Pakistan for suspending postal mails exchange, with Minister for Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad saying it has been done unilaterally and without pr...

Nothing unconstitutional about dividing J&K: Salve

New Delhi, Oct 22: Harish Salve, perhaps Indias foremost constitutional lawyer, has said that its unlikely that the Supreme Court will hold the Modi governments treatment of Article 370 or the divis...

Support direct dialogue between India-Pak as outlined in Shimla Agreement: US

Washington, Oct 22: The US has said it supports a direct dialogue between India and Pakistan as outlined in the Shimla Agreement, asserting that the "chief obstacle" to talks remain Islamabad's conti...

Kartarpur project a positive development amid Indo-Pak tension

New Delhi, Oct 22: At a time when relations between India and Pakistan are going through extreme chill amid occasional military escalation, the prospective operationalisation of the Kartarpur Corrido...

40,000 boxes of apple procured under NAFED: J&K govt

Shopian: Under the recently launched market intervention scheme (MIS), over 40,000 boxes of apple were procured from registered farmers in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, an official said on M...

US says support India's objectives on repealing Article 370, but concerned over situation in Kashmir

Washington, Oct 22: The Trump administration has said while it supports India's development agenda behind the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370, it was concerned over...

Army defuses three mortar shells along LoC in Poonch

Jammu, Oct 22: The Army has defused three live mortar shells fired by Pakistan troops along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said on Tuesday. With the safe defusal...

Our forces will keep hitting Pak until infiltration stops: Rajnath

LEH: The Indian Army had given a befitting reply to Pakistan on attempts to infiltrate and such actions would continue if the neighbouring country did not stop infiltration, Defence Minister Rajnath ...

Governor warns ‘stronger’ action across LoC if Pak doesn’t ‘behave’

SRINAGAR: J&K Governor Satyapal Malik on Monday warned Pakistan that Indian forces would cross the Line of Control if the neighbouring country didn't mend its ways and stop supporting terror. "We ...

Siachen thrown open to tourists 35 years after Operation Meghdoot

New Delhi: About 35 years after it was closed down for civilians, Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battlefield, was on Monday declared open for tourists by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in a ma...

Army foils infiltration bid by 100 Pak terrorists

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Army on Sunday foiled infiltration attempts in Jammu and Kashmir by around 100 terrorists holed up at six launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, just around eig...

Exit polls predict BJP's return to power in Maha, Haryana with ‘bigger mandate’

NEW DELHI: The BJP looks set to return to power in Maharashtra and Haryana as the exit polls forecast a thumping majority for the saffron party and its allies in both the states while predicting a gl...

CS clears Rs. 459 Cr projects

SRINAGAR:In the 44th meeting of Apex Projects Clearance Committee (APCC) held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, BVR Subramanyam, industrial projects with an investment of Rs.459 crores were ...

SBM.. JMC fails to utilize central funds, Over Rs 40 Crore lying unspent

JAMMU: Despite widespread publicity and various initiatives by the Centre Government to promote 'Swachh Bharat Mission' (SBM), the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has failed to utilize funds provid...

SAC meeting tomorrow; reorganization of PDD, employees’ DA increase on agenda

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC)—equivalent to Cabinet in popular government, is all set to meet on Wednesday, October 23, to discuss and clear a number of crucial policy matters incl...

1190 kanals forest land cleared for 23 dev works

SRINAGAR: Continuing the transfer of land ahead of Jammu and Kashmir's bifurcation later this month, the government on Monday cleared 23 proposals regarding use of 1190 kanals (60.2 hectares) of fore...

Admin stops conversion of prepaid to postpaid mobile

Srinagar: All the major telecom operators running in the valley have put an end to conversion of pre-paid mobile connection into post-paid due to the regulatory orders issued to them by the administr...

Romana Hit & Run | Srinagar court awards life imprisonment to accused

SRINAGAR: Principal, District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar, Abdul Rashid Malik today sentenced the accused Mohammad Shoaib Darial in the “Romana Hit and Run Case” to imprisonment for life. State Leg...

Recruitment date extended for four border battalions

SRINAGAR: The Government on Monday extended the last date for applying to the ongoing recruitment to four border Battalions to 31 October. "The last date for acceptance of application forms for th...

Govt set to buy indigenous arms @ Rs 33k crore

NEW DELHI: The Defence Ministry on Monday accorded approval for procurement of indigenously designed and developed military equipment including anti-tank guided missiles worth over Rs 3300 crores for...

NC: People first, politics last for us

JAMMU: The National Conference (NC) asserted on Monday that time alone would prove its efficacy and relevance in Jammu and Kashmir's politics, adding that the "dignity and welfare of people comes fir...

SED regularizes 816 employees

SRINAGAR: Department of School Education today regularized services of 816 officers in various cadres/disciplines through Departmental Promotion Committee headed by Commissioner Secretary School Educ...

Advisor Sharma for futuristic plans for dev of twin capital cities

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 21: Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma today directed the development authorities of Jammu and Srinagar to come up with a comprehensive and futuristic plan for ensuring development o...

Chief Secretary chairs 118th FAC

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 21: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam in its 118th meeting held here today, cleared 23 proposals regarding use of 60.2 ha hectares ...

FC Finance discusses budget proposals for J&K, Ladakh with Administrative Secretaries

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 21: Financial Commissioner Finance Department, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today held extensive discussions with the Administrative Secretaries of various departments regarding budget pro...

DDC Shopian reviews progress of dev works

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 21: District Development Commissioner, Shopian Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, today convened a meeting of the officers of district administration to review developmental scenario in the...

BDC Elections: Training imparted to poll staff at Kulgam

KULGAM, OCTOBER 21: Final training programme for the polling staff appointed for BDC elections was held under the chairmanship of DPEO Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat at DIET Kulgam here today. The trainin...

Over 40,000 Apple boxes procured under NAFED MIS: DC Shopian

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 21: Under the recently launched MIS scheme, over 40,000 apple boxes have been procured from registered farmers at New Mega Fruit Mandi Aglar Shopian through the National Agricultu...

BDC Elections: Training imparted to poll staff at Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, OCTOBER 21: Training cum awareness session on BDC Elections was today held under the supervision of District Panchayat Elections Officer Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan and Additional Deputy...

Sports kits distributed among District Jail Kupwara inmates

KUPWARA, OCTOBER 21: Under the directions of District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Anshul Garg, District Youth Services & Sports Department distributed Sports Kits, Sports Uniforms, Bad...

Directorate of Technical Education issues selection list for admission to various courses.

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 21: The Directorate of Technical Education has informed all the candidates who have applied for online admission in different Government ITIs of Jammu Division for the academic se...

Agri Deptt organizes awareness, distribution camp at Pattan

BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 21: In a significant move to acquaint and familiarize the farmers with the latest and scientific farming methods, Agriculture department, Baramulla today organized a day-long awa...

BDC Elections: Polling staff imparted training in Pulwama

PULWAMA, OCTOBER 21: Under the supervision of District Election Officer Dr Raghav Langer ,District Election Office Pulwama today organised third phase of training to polling staff for the BDC polls...

Awareness prog on World Iodine Deficiency Day held in Kargil

KARGIL, OCTOBER 21: In connection with the World Iodine Deficiency Day, Department of Health, Kargil today organized an awareness programme at Conference Hall of CMO Office Kargil. Chief Medical O...

BDC Elections: Training imparted to Returning Officers, polling parties at Leh

LEH, OCTOBER 21: In view of the upcoming Block Development Council (BDC) elections, 2019 last hands-on training was imparted to the Returning Officers and polling parties at DC conference hall toda...

Power Shutdown

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 21: According to Chief Engineer, EM&RE Wing Kashmir in order to carry out branch cutting and other minor works, power supply will remain effected in the Receiving Station Singhpor...

DC Rajouri reviews arrangements for Deepawali

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 21: District Development Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad today chaired a meeting of district officers to review the arrangements for celebration of the Diwali Festival. I...

Hamilton Bridge thrown open for Traffic movement in Rajouri

Rajouri, October 21: In a big relief to the commuters, the Hamilton Bridge, completed under languishing funding scheme, was thrown open today for public traffic. Senior Superintendent of Police, ...

DC Jammu reviews preparation for BDC elections

JAMMU, OCTOBER 21: District Development Commissioner, Sushma Chauhan, today chaired a meeting of officers designated as Nodal Officers for different activities in the district for smooth conduct of u...

Police commemoration day observed in Doda

DODA, OCTOBER 21: The Police Commemoration Day was observed today here at District Police Line in the memory of policemen, who laid their life in the line of duty. According to officials, the cont...

DC reviews implementation of RBSK in Doda

DODA, OCTOBER 21: Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode, today reviewed implementation of health and medical assistance scheme Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) in the district at a meeting...

BDC Polls: DPEO reviews election preparedness at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER 21: District Panchayat Election Officer, Dr. Piyush Singla, today convened a meeting of Election Observers, RO’s, ARO's, Sector officers and Sector Magistrate to review preparedness...

DC chairs PNC meeting for 132KV Draba Chandak transmission line

POONCH, OCTOBER 21: A meeting regarding fixation of rates for land acquisition cases of 132 KV Draba Chandak transmissions Line through Private Negotiation Committee (PNC) was held under the chair...

77 land cases sent for approval under Compulsory Acquisition mode in Doda

DODA, OCTOBER 21: In an endeavor to ensure prompt disposal of all pending land acquisition cases in the district, 77 land acquisition cases were finalized and sent for approval under Compulsory Acq...

Police Commemoration Day observed at Ramban

RAMBAN, OCTOBER 21: National Police Commemoration Day was observed today at Shaheed Samarak, District Police Lines of Ramban with Senior Superintendent of Police, Anita Sharma, ASP, Sanjay Parihar ...

5-day Civil Defence basic training course concludes at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER 21: A five day long basic training course for students, conducted by Civil Defence Udhampur, today concluded at Government Polytechnic College Udhampur. The basic training cours...

Drug Peddler convicted under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940

JAMMU, OCTOBER 21: Additional Mobile Magistrate, Drugs & Food Control organization has convicted an accused namely Hardeep Singh S/o Sansar Chand R/o Vijaypur under the provisions of Drugs & Cosmet...

Health department observes Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day

JAMMU, OCTOBER 21: The Health department today observed Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day. Deputy Director Schemes, Dr. Tasneema Banoo, was the chief guest on the occasion. AD HEB...

Khelo India Phase 3: Div Com Jammu inaugurates 5- day badminton tournament

JAMMU, OCTOBER 21: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today inaugurated a 5-day Badminton tournament under Kehlo India Phase 3 here at Badminton Hall, Indoor complex Police lines Jammu. The to...

Adventure tourism being promoted in Jammu Division

JAMMU, OCTOBER 21: The Government is all set to tap and promote adventure Tourism in Jammu division like trekking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, mountaineering, hiking and camping. In this regar...

Ensure availability of basic minimum facilities in schools: Div Com to DCs

JAMMU, OCTOBER 21: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today directed Deputy Commissioners to ensure that basic minimum facilities i.e toilets, drinking water, electricity supply, adequate numbe...

India hits out at Pak for unilaterally suspending postal services

New Delhi, Oct 21: Union Minister for Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday hit out at Pakistan for stopping letters and mails to India unilaterally and without prior information. "Every co...

Pakistan making 'business out of faith', Harsimrat on Kartarpur service charge

Chandigarh, Oct 21: Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has slammed Pakistan for its insistence of charging USD 20 as service fee from Indian devotees for visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, saying th...

Haryana: BJP's nationalism, Art 370 vs Cong's jobs, farm crisis

Chandigarh, Oct 21: For the 90-member Legislative Assembly in deeply clan-bound Haryana elections, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and ...

JK chief secy chairs high-level meet to review tourism promotional campaign

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam reviewed promotional campaigns for wooing tourists, days after the state administration withdrew its August 2 security advisory for holi...

Pak summons Indian envoy, denies launchpads being targetted

Islamabad, Oct 21: Pakistan summoned the Indian Charge D' Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia and "categorically rejected" Indian media reports about so-called "launchpads" being targeted by India along the Li...

1st voter of the day appreciated by EC

Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 21: Uma Shankar, the first person to cast his vote morning at the Manikpur polling station in Chitrakoot, was given a certificate of appreciation by the Election Commi...

India destroys 4 PoK terror camps, inflicts heavy casualties across LoC

JAMMU: In a major counter-offensive after Pakistan's unprovoked firing, the Indian Army on Sunday carried out heavy artillery strikes targeting four terror launch pads and several Pakistani military ...

2 soldiers, civilian killed in Pak firing

SRINAGAR: Two soldiers and a civilian were killed in a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district on Sunday, ahead of India’s retaliatory firing which saw heavy damages t...

Voting in Haryana, Maha assembly elections today

MUMBAI/CHANDIGARH: Polling will be held on Monday to elect Maharashtra and Haryana assemblies with the BJP and its allies seeking to retain power in the two states on the back of the recent Lok Sabha...

Private bus services resume, Strike called off for 10 days

JAMMU: Private bus services along the Jammu-Pathankot highway resumed on Sunday after six days as transporters temporarily called off their strike against the toll plaza in Samba district after an as...

Students attendance in Valley 20%; shutdown enters day 77

SRINAGAR: A little over 20 per cent students in Kashmir and 100 per cent in Jammu have started attending schools and there is no restriction on the movement of people anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir, o...

J&K will get 'true' autonomy, self-rule under Modi: Singh

KATHUA: Jammu and Kashmir would get ‘true’ self-rule and autonomy under the Modi government, and it would be quite different to the ‘frivolous slogans’ of such demands raised by Kashmir-centric polit...

Two Kashmiris held for smuggling gold worth Rs 44 Lakh

JAMMU: Two Kashmiris have been arrested at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport New Delhi for their alleged involvement in smuggling gold worth over Rs 44 lakh. Two residents of Kashmir, wh...

Northern Army Commander visits forward posts in Siachen sector

JAMMU: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Sunday visited forward posts in Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battlefield in Ladakh. Accompanied by Genera...

292 cops martyred in one year

JAMMU: As many as 292 police personnel, including from paramilitary forces like the CRPF and BSF, have lost their lives in the line of duty across the country between September 2018 and August this y...

380 Ladakhi cops to shift to new UT

JAMMU: Over 380 police personnel belonging to Ladakh and working in different places in Kashmir and Jammu regions will soon be transferred to Ladakh and posted under the administrative control of the...

Civilian hurt as Pak shells Kathua on IB

JAMMU: A civilian was injured on Sunday in the unprovoked Pakistani shelling along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district, following which locals staged anti-Pakistan protest against freque...

J&K bank dismisses rumors on its merger

SRINAGAR: Blaming the people with some vested interests behind the rumors rife in recent past, the Jammu and Kashmir bank on Sunday put to rest all the speculations about its merger, assuring the cus...

Rahane part of 200 partnerships without a run out

Ranchi, Oct 20 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane's marathon 267-run stand with double centurion Rohit Sharma on Day 2 of the third Test against South Africa on Sunday was his 200th partnership in Test cricket wi...

SA rocked after Rohit, Rahane put India on hot seat

Ranchi, Oct 20 (IANS) Rohit Sharma struck his maiden double century in Test cricket while Ajinkya Rahane ended his three-year wait for a Test ton at home as India declared on 497/9 and reduced South ...

Rohit emulates Sachin, Sehwag with double ton

Ranchi, Oct 20 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma on Sunday became only the fourth batsman to hit a double hundred in Test and ODI cricket. With this double century, Rohit joined an elite list which ha...

ISL: Bengaluru FC eye history

Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) Defending Indian Super League champions Bengaluru FC will be keen to pick up from where they left at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium the last time. The Blues registered a come...

No pressure of being defending champions: Bengaluru coach

Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) Bengaluru FC head Coach Carles Cuadrat has hailed how crucial it was that his Indian Super League (ISL) side played its home games at the Kanteerava Stadium, adding that the ...

Gokulam FC to play in Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup

Kozhikode, Oct 20 (IANS) Durand Cup winners Gokulam Kerala FC are all set to face Bangladesh Premier League champions Bashundhara Kings in the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup at MA Aziz Stadium i...

Ethiopian Gemechu smashes own Delhi Half Marathon record

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Ethiopia's Tsehay Gemechu retained her Delhi Half Marathon title but added lustre to her triumph by smashing the course record she had set 12 months ago when she ran 66:00 he...

AirAsia to connect Agartala to Delhi, Kolkata

Agartala, Oct 20 (IANS) Low-cost carrier AirAsia on Sunday launched flights from here to Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal in Manipur. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, accompanied by Tra...

Shared stand with Sitharaman on some issues in JNU: Banerjee

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has said that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was his contemporary in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the both stood on "similar" li...

New GST return forms may force firms to change ERP systems

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The new Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns from April 2020 that mandate providing more details may require companies to amend their enterprise resource planning (ERP) syste...

Why has Elon Musk suddenly gone offline?

San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) It has been a couple of days since SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who has courted several controversies with his tweets in the past, has gone offline without citing any reason, le...

Bumpy roads in Agra dampen tourists' spirit

Agra, Oct 20 (IANS) Lack of infrastructure and civic amenities are deterring tourists from visiting several significant historical monuments in Agra, the city immortalised by the Taj Mahal, say a gro...

AI, digital marketing key skills to boost growth

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), digital marketing and design thinking are the top skills that organisations will need to focus on to drive future grow...

New consultation paper on IUC review bad law: Jio to Trai

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio has hit out at the telecom regulator Trai for issuing a fresh consultation paper on seeking opinion of industry on the extension of existing Interconnect usage c...

Countries must deploy structural tools for growth: FM

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala SItharaman has said a calibrated and balanced approach to deploying a mix of fiscal, monetary and structural measures by countries can help achieve t...

Brexit vote, earnings to guide markets ahead

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The Indian markets may react to British Parliament's vote to delay a decision on Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal next week. Besides, the way ahead will depend on the portfoli...

LMD fines Car Manufacturer Co. Rs 50,000 for selling lubricant oil, other accessories without MRP

JAMMU, OCTOBER 20: Acting on the complaint by a consumer alleging charging of exorbitant rates on the sale of Lubricant Oil while routine car service, Legal Metrology department undertook inspectio...

DC visits border villages to assess damages due to cross border firing

KATHUA, OCTOBER 20: Deputy Commissioner, O P Bhagat today conducted an extensive tour of border villages covering Pansar and Manyari of Hiranagar Sub Division to assess the damages caused due to cr...

Dist Admin organizes cycle rally to Jammu city to raise awareness on clean & green Diwali, BBBP

UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER 20: To spread the message of clean and green Diwali and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, DDC Dr. Piyush Singla led a cycle rally from DC Office Complex to Jammu city. More than 20 cyclis...

Symposium on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao organised at GDC Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, OCTOBER 20: As part of "International day of Girl Child" celebrations, a symposium on the theme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao was organised here by NSS volunteers of Govt. Degree College in col...

Power shutdown

Jammu, October 20: In order to carry out various upgradation/repair works, the power supply to Bathindi and its adjoining areas fed from B-1 feeder shall remain affected on October 24 from 08 am to...

Friendly T20 cricket match played between DC 11 and DYSS 11 at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 20: A friendly T20 cricket match was today played between DC Eleven and District Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) Eleven at Boys Degree College Khanabal, Anantnag. The DC Eleven ...

8 kanals of migrant land retrieved from encroachers in Kokernag

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 20: A team headed by tehsildar Kokernag and comprising of SHO Achabal, Naib Tehsildars Sagam and Wagam, Patwaris and police personnel today retrieved eight kanals of migrant land ...

Training imparted to polling staff in Shopian

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 20: In view of the forthcoming Block Development Council (BDC) Elections, a training programme for the polling personnel was held here today at mini secretariat Arhama Shopian. Th...

Chief Secretary reviews functioning of Tourism department

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam Sunday reviewed the upcoming tourism promotional campaigns launched by the Government and overall functioning of the tourism sector in Jammu a...

Advisor Sharma for revolutionizing housing sector of Srinagar

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma today directed the officers of Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) to undertake measures for revolutionizing the housing sector of Srinagar c...

BJP says it will withdraw free electricity scheme: AAP

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday accused that the BJP will withdraw the scheme of giving free 200 unit electricity and said this shows that the party is "anti-people"...

Be ready for another defeat, Punjab CM tells Sukhbir

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal to be ready for another drubbing at the hands of voters in Monday's four ...

Haryana BJP candidate gets EC notice for EVM remark

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) The Election Commission has served a notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Assandh in Haryana over his purported remark that he had tampered the electron...

Shared stand with Sitharaman on some issues in JNU: Banerjee

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has said that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was his contemporary in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the both stood on "similar" li...

VHP's yagna for Ram Mandir in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad is leaving no stone unturned to keep the momentum on Ram Temple going, even as the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-led Supreme Court bench ponders over t...

St. Stephen's teacher commits suicide after killing mother

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A 25-year old guest lecturer of Delhi's prestigious St. Stephen's College committed suicide after killing his mother. His body was found on a railway track in Delhi on Saturd...

Huge pro-incumbency in AAP's favour: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Claiming there is a huge pro-incumbency in the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) favour, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the upcoming assembly polls will be contested on ...

UP all set for bypolls in 11 Assembly seats

Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is all set to witness bye-elections to 11 Assembly constituencies on Monday. The Assembly by-elections will be held in Gangoh, Rampur, Iglas (SC), Lucknow Cant...

Rahul slams Goyal, says 'bigots don't get professionalism'

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed sections of the Narendra Modi government as "bigots", a day after Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee expressed unhappiness over Un...

Rs 1124 Cr ‘crop’ loan fraud hits J&K bank; ex-chairman among 18 booked

JAMMU: In one of the biggest scams to have erupted so far in the ongoing investigation into the State’s premier financial institution, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday revealed another lo...

Militants resorting to satellite phones in Kashmir, reveal intelligence reports

JAMMU: Substantial increase in usage of satellite phones by militants and anti-social elements across Line of Control (LoC) following abrogation of article 370 by the union government is becoming a n...

Only Indians, not Pak, will form Kashmir policies now: PM Modi

JAMMU: The time has changed and the policies on Kashmir will now be made only by the people of India and Kashmir without the interference of Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, e...

Won’t allow any protest in Kashmir Valley: Dilbag

JAMMU: The Police will not allow any form of protests in the Kashmir Valley until the government lifts restrictions imposed since August 5 and restores normalcy in the strife-torn State, Director Gen...

Ayodhya: Parties submit note on nature of relief

NEW DELHI: The Hindu and Muslim parties on Saturday gave their written submission on moulding of relief in the Ayodhya title dispute in the Supreme Court. The apex court on Wednesday reserved the ...

Day 76: Friday Curbs relaxed, normal life remains affected

SRINAGAR: Restrictions that were imposed in parts of Srinagar in view of Friday prayers were lifted on Saturday, but normal life remained affected across the valley for the 76th consecutive day follo...

STL officials booked for defrauding contractor

JAMMU: The Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday registered an FIR against office-bearers of the Sterlite Technologies Limited (STL) here for defrauding a contractor after he allegedly...

Militants frustrated, killing non-locals to scare Kashmiris: BJP

JAMMU: The recent killing of three non-local civilians by terrorists was "done out of frustration" to cause fear among people, BJP National Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna said on Saturday, express...

After Erdogan's Kashmir comments, Modi cancels visit to Turkey capital

NEW DELHI: With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan openly raising Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly and his country backing Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meet in...

BDC polls: Polling staff imparted training in Budgam

BUDGAM, OCTOBER 19: As many as 100 officials engaged as polling staff in different capacities for the upcoming BDC polls scheduled to be held on October 24, in 13 blocks out of 17 blocks of district ...

Power shutdown

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: According to the Power Controller Kashmir, in order to carry out installation of equipment under PSDF scheme, power supply will remain off in the areas being fed by 132/33 kV ...

Awareness cum distribution camp organized at Kupwara

KUPWARA, OCTOBER 19: District Red Cross Society (DRCS) in collaboration with Social Welfare and School Education Department district Kupwara organised awareness cum distribution camp at Tourist Recep...

BDC polls: 2nd phase randomization of poll staff in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, OCTOBER 19: The second phase randomization of polling staff for Block Development Council Elections was done here today under the supervision of Additional District Development Commissione...

Dr Raghav Langer visits Awantipora, Kakapora and Pulwama

PULWAMA, OCTOBER 19: Deputy commissioner Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer along with a team of officers today visited various areas of the district and took stock of availability of land for various develop...

Written test of General Line Teacher, Patwari to be held at Kargil Airport Strip

KARGIL, OCTOBER 19: According to a notification of the Secretary, District Service Selection Recruitment Board (DSSRB), District Employment and Counseling Center (DE&CC) Kargil Ladakh, the centre n...

Haj 2020: Intending pilgrims to submit hard copies by Nov 10, 2019

KARGIL, OCTOBER 19: According to the district administration Kargil, the intending Haj pilgrims of Haj 2020 of District Kargil who intend to or have deposited their Haj application forms through t...

JKSJA organizes oath ceremony for newly enrolled advocates

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) today organized Oath ceremony for newly enrolled Advocates of Kashmir and Ladakh Provinces at J&K State Judicial Academy complex...

DIPR organises cultural programme

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: The Cultural Wing of Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR), Kashmir organized a cultural programme here at its auditorium. Director Information and Public Rela...

Div Com stresses on Plastic-Free Amarnath Yatra - 2020

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: In order to eliminate the use of plastic products across valley, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today stressed on the concerned officers to ensure Plastic...

Div Com reviews working of PM-KMY scheme

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the working of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojna (PM-KMY) scheme. The Divisional Com...

Justice Magray reviews functioning of Court Complex B’la

BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 19: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Judge Justice Ali Mohammad Magray today visited Baramulla District Court Complex where he took a detailed review of its legal and other...

1st MBBS Batch of GMC Anantnag celebrates Fresher’s Day

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 19: Fresher’s Day of 1st Batch of MBBS students of Government Medical College (GMC) Anantnag was today celebrated at District Hospital Anantnag. Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Ku...

Govt to come up with new ambitious Drug De-Addiction Policy: Advisor Kumar

BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 19: Advisor to Governor to Vijay Kumar today said that government will soon come up with an ambitious drug de-addiction policy for the total eradication of drug menace from the soc...

JKSCWCR issues Advisory for Educational institutions

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: Chairperson, Jammu & Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights (JKSCWCR} Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi today issued an advisory for the School Education Dep...

Director General Social Welfare visits Bandipora

BANDIPORA, OCTOBER 19: Director General Social Welfare Rukhsana Gani today visited Bandipora and reviewed functioning of the Social Welfare Department in the district. Reviewing Tehsil-wise perform...

Govt constitutes Sub-Committee for digitization of payments

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: The Government has accorded sanction to the constitution of Sub-Committee to suggest measures to encourage digitization of payments and enhance financial inclusion through dig...

DDC Budgam reviews winter preparedness

BUDGAM, OCTOBER 19: The District Development Commissioner Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai today chaired a meeting of officers to take stock of the arrangements to be put in place for the ensuing winter...

Army organises Baking and Pastries course at Mughal Maidan

Bhanderkut: Army undertook up a noble initiative of organising the opening ceremony of Baking and Pastries Course at Mughal Maidan. A total of 15 unemployed youth from Mughal Maidan and nearby areas...

Army organises street play on Beti Bachao Beti Badao

Kishtwar: With an aim to generate awareness among the members of society about importance of girl child and their education, Indian Army conducted a street play on “Beti bachao, Beti padao” at Padh...

Army organises Awareness Rally cum Debate Competition on Drug abuse in Poonch distt

Poonch:Indian Army organised awareness rally cum debate competition on ''Drug Abuse” at Government Senior Secondary School, Mendhar in Poonch district . The event started with debate competition fo...

Army organises Friendly Volleyball Match at Surankote

Poonch:With the aim to connect with local youth and encourage them for physical fitness and sporting spirit amongst them, Indian Army organised a “Friendly Volleyball Match” with the youth of Suran...

Army conductes awareness lecture on “Road Safety” in Rajouri distt

Rajouri, 19 Oct 19. Indian Army organised an awareness lecture on “Road Safety” at Govt High School, Relan in Rajouri district. There has been a substantial increase in the vehicular traffic in the...

Karate-do coaching camp concludes at Rajouri

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 19: The two day karate-do coaching camp organised by United Martial Arts Club Rajouri under the supervision of Amateur Karate-do Association Jammu and Kashmir concluded here today....

Ramban admin deploys QRTs, establishes CCRs for smooth traffic on highway

RAMBAN, OCTOBER 19: The District Administration Ramban has constituted several Quick Reaction Teams (QRT) and established Composite Control Rooms (CCR) along national highway to ensure smooth and h...

Doda administration issues safety advisory for Diwali

DODA, OCTOBER 19: The district administration Doda has issued a safety advisory to prevent any mishap during Diwali celebration. The advisory listed a series of do’s and don’ts to ensure mishap-...

DC Kathua inspects attendance in offices

KATHUA, OCTOBER 19: Deputy Commissioner, Om Parkash Bhagat along with senior officers of district administration today conducted surprise inspection of several government offices to check the atten...

Formulation of GPDP: Training held for RDD officials at Doda

DODA, OCTOBER 19: A two day training session for frontline fieldworkers including VLWs and MPWs on Gram Panchayat Development Plan and Mission Antyodaya Survey, 2019 began here today. District D...

DDC Kishtwar inaugurates science exhibition, book fair

KISHTWAR, OCTOBER 19: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana today inaugurated 7th District Level Science Exhibition and Book fair under SAMAGRA scheme 2019-20 here at ...

BBBP campaign: Health department hosts debate competition at Bhaderwah

BHADERWAH, OCTOBER 19: A debate competition under ‘Save Girl Child’ Campaign (Beti Bachao Beti Padhao) was today organized here at Sub District Hospital Bhaderwah. Students of local institutions e...

Div Com reviews implementation of PM KSN, PMKMY schemes in Jammu Division

JAMMU, OCTOBER 19: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today reviewed the implementation of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme (PM-KSN), PM Kisan Maan Dhaan Yojana in the districts of Jammu Division h...

Advisor Skandan reviews developmental Scenario in Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER 19: Advisor to Governor K. Skandan today reviewed the developmental scenario in Udhampur here at a meeting with the district administration. The Advisor took stock of the ongoing d...

Rohit coming good at the top changes everything: Rathour

Ranchi, Oct 19 (IANS) With the duo of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane steadying the ship after India were reeling at 39/3 at one stage, batting coach Vikram Rathour praised both the batsmen at the en...

11-year chess player evicted from tourney in TN

Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Even as the All India Chess Federation (AICF) professes to catch chess talent in schools, an 11-year schoolboy was barred from playing in a tournament midway by an official of ...

Batting on 95, Rohit shouted 'not now' as rain threat loomed

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) A video of unbeaten centurion Rohit Sharma shouting 'not now' as the skies turned grey just before he smashed a six to reach his third hundred of the series took social media b...

Mary Kom asks 'who is Nikhat Zareen', wants Bindra to focus on shooting

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) A day after boxer Nikhat Zareen wrote to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asking for a fair opportunity, Mary Kom said she does not know Nikhat Zareen. "Who is Nikhat Zareen,I d...

Bengaluru FC announces partnership with Myprotein

Bengaluru, Oct 19 (IANS) Reigning Indian Super League (ISL) champions Bengaluru FC on Saturday announced a tie up with Myprotein, a leading sports nutrition brand in the UK, as its official sports an...

Virat Kohli to skip T20I series against Bangladesh

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli is set to skip the T20Is against Bangladesh as he has been playing non-stop since the ODIs against Australia in March. Workload management of the pl...

Great chance for Australia to win maiden T20 WC on home soil: Finch

Melbourne, Oct 19 (IANS) Australia T20 captain Aaron Finch feels hosting next year's T20 World Cup is a great opportunity for his team to add a maiden T20 World Cup trophy to their five World Cup sil...

ISL: Bengaluru, Goa favourites as ATK & Kerala kick start season 6

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Bengaluru FC will once again be the team to beat while FC Goa will also forge a strong challenge in the sixth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). But it all begins on Sun...

Bajrang Punia roped in as brand ambassador of Mobil India

Bengaluru, Oct 19 (IANS) Mobil India has announced its association with wrestling champion Bajrang Punia as the new brand ambassador for its commercial vehicle lubricants' segment. Widely consider...

Waqar invites bowlers for special camp ahead of Australia tour

Lahore, Oct 19 (IANS) With an eye on the upcoming Australia tour, Pakistan's bowling coach Waqar Younis has invited 15 bowlers, including two spinners, to attend a special weekend camp. "The natio...

J&J recalls 33K baby powder bottles in US on asbestos worry

Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 33,000 bottles of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder have been recalled by the company in the US after health regulators found asbestos traces in a bottle that was...

Trade wars to hit flow of capital, goods and services: Govt

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) With protectionism taking toll on the growth of the world economy and affecting many countries, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the ongoing trade wars have ...

India Inc responds warmly to invest in MP

Indore, Oct 19 (IANS) The Indian and overseas industrial captains on Friday responded whole-heartedly to Chief Minister Kamal Nath's request to invest in Madhya Pradesh by making the most of its cent...

Jio adds 84.45 lakh new users in August

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Reliance Jio continued to be the only operator to add new subscribers, as the telecom major added 84.45 lakh users in August, taking its customer base to 34.82 crore, while i...

Mirchi deals: ED raids 14 locations of DHFL, Sunblink

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Tightening its noose in the multi-crore real estate deals involving fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's close aide late Iqbal Mirchi and his family members, the Enfo...

Cong dares Modi to tell people who dismembered Pakistan

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Congress has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for only highlighting abrogation of Article 370 in the Assembly poll campaigns and dared him to tell the people who spli...

I-T to probe Rs 5.34 mn cash found from NCP MLA's aide's home

Mumbai/Thane, Oct 19 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department will probe the recovery of Rs 5.34 million in cash from a private residence which was visited under strange circumstances by an undertrial ...

GVL asks Naidu if he is ready to merge TDP with BJP

Vijayawada, Oct 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader G.V.L. Narasimha Rao said on Saturday that if N. Chandrababu Naidu is ready to merge his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) with the BJP, he is rea...

Muslim litigants not to build mosque if verdict in favour

Ayodhya, Oct 19 (IANS) Concerned over the possible post-verdict situation in the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid dispute case, Muslim litigants have said that they will not build the mosque for the sake...

No distance now between Kartarpur Sahib, pilgrims: PM

Ellenabad/Rewari (Haryana), Oct 19 (IANS) The distance between Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan and Guru Nanak's followers is now ending, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, the last ...

UP bypolls: Opposition hopes for big upset on many seats

Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh are hoping for a big upset in the bypolls in 11 Assembly constituencies, the campaigning for which came to an end on Saturday. Elections ...

Who split Pak into two, tell people: Congress to Modi

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for highlighting only abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir during the assembly polls campaigning ...

Suspected Maoists kill couple in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Oct 19 (IANS) Suspected Maoist guerrillas gunned down a couple in Jharkhand's Khunti district early on Saturday, the police said. According to the police, Sheetal Munda (50) and his wife M...

Bodies of six drowned in Telangana canal pulled out

Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Bodies of all six persons who were drowned into the Left Canal of Nagarjuna Sagar Project in Telangana's Suryapet district on Friday night, were pulled out on Saturday, polic...

Telangana shutdown hits transport services

Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Protests and arrests rocked Telangana on Saturday as day-long shutdown called by the employees of state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) affected tran...

'Lay down emission norms for fire cracker industry'

Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) It will be better if the emission norms are laid down so that the fire cracker makers can design their products instead of going in for newer formulations, said a manufacturer....

'Distance between Kartarpur Sahib, pilgrims will disappear'

Ellenabad (Haryana), Oct 19 (IANS) The distance between Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan and Guru Nanak's followers is going to vanish, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, the last day...

No conversion of pre-paid mobile connection into postpaid in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 19: With only postpaid mobile phone services of all cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), made operational after remaining suspended for 70 days in Kashmir ...

Pak violates ceasefire along IB in JK's Kathua

Jammu, Oct 19: Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire by targeting forward posts and villages with small arms firing along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officia...

Pressure on Pak, they have to take action: Army Chief on FATF’s warning

Jammu, Oct 19: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday asserted that there was pressure on Pakistan to deliver on Financial Action Task Force (FATF) directions as to be on a ‘Grey List’ is a setba...

Over 90K people availed Internet facility at 20 kiosks

SRINAGAR: Over 90,000 people, mostly students, availed free Internet facility at 20 kiosks set up at the deputy commissioner’s office here, officials said. The officials said the students availed ...

India slams Pak for raising Kashmir issue at UN

United Nations, Oct 19: India has slammed Pakistan for raising the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at a forum of the UN, saying the country employs "empty rhetoric" to serve its "distorted agenda" and con...

Bilawal Bhutto announces nationwide anti-govt protests

Islamabad, Oct 19: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilwal Bhutto-Zardari has announced nationwide anti-government protests to "restore 'real' democracy in the country". "Our demand is to r...

Congress in pain after 370 scrap; Pak benefitting from its comments: Modi

JAMMU: Lashing out at the Congress over its stand on Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the grand old party’s statements are being used by Pakistan against India and asked ...

Amid terror threats, Jammu’s 2 hot spots remain vulnerable

SAHIL RASGOTRA/ SUMIT SHARMA Attacked thrice in 17 months, Bus Stand at BC road seeks patrolling, organised parking, CCTV cameras A favourite target for terrorists in past, Railways Station f...

Hoping Ayodhya verdict will be in favour of Hindus: RSS

JAMMU: The RSS on Friday expressed optimism that the Supreme Court judgment in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case at Ayodhya will be in favour of the Hindus. The ideological mentor of ...

CJI Gogoi names Justice SA Bobde as his successor

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday sent a letter to the Centre recommending Justice S A Bobde, who is next in seniority, as his successor, thus setting in motion the process for...

Sarore Toll Plaza | Commuters continue to suffer as buses stay off roads for fifth consecutive day

JAMMU: The private passenger bus service along the Jammu-Pathankot highway remained suspended for the fifth consecutive day on Friday to protest against the newly set up toll plaza in Samba district,...

FATF to blacklist Pakistan if terror funding not controlled by Feb’20

PARIS: Putting Pakistan on notice, the international terror financing watchdog FATF on Friday warned it will be blacklisted if it does not control terror funding by February 2020, voicing serious con...

Tassaduq meets sis Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti's brother Tassaduq Hussain Mufti on Friday met her at the government guest house here where she has been kept under detention, The New...

HM hints at future use of unconventional weapons, exhorts Army to take lead

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday addressed top commanders of the Army and drew their attention to the likely use of unconventional weapons in the future, a statement said. Calling...

Rajiv Nagar massacre: Pak national acquitted

JAMMU: The failure of prosecution to prove charges against a Pakistani national alleged to be involved in the infamous 2002 Rajiv Nagar massacre, led to his acquittal today. On 13 July 2002, some mi...

Attack on non-Locals Ex-SPO among 2 HM ultras behind recent killings, 9 safe zones set up

SRINAGAR: A special police officer (SPO) who had deserted the force in 2017 is among the two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists behind the recent killing of two non-Kashmiri civilians and setting ablaze an...

Ex-JKLF militant held; bailed out

JAMMU: Former JKLF militant Javed Ahmed Mir alias 'Javed Nalka' was arrested and later released on bail in connection with the killing of four IAF personnel, including a Squadron Leader, in January 1...

Panel set up to encourage digitisation of payments

JAMMU: The State administration has constituted a 10-member sub-committee to suggest measures to encourage digitisation of payments and enhance financial inclusion in Jammu and Kashmir. As per an or...

Court rejects closure report in 22-y-o case

JAMMU: In a much publicized disproportionate assets case of then Deputy Director Food & Supplies registered by Anti-Corruption Bureau (then Vigilance Organization Kashmir), the anti-graft body filed ...

62 killed, 36 hurt in Afghan mosque blast

KABUL: An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. A...

Messi signed contract on paper napkin, says Barca ex-official

Barcelona, Oct 18 (IANS) Charly Rexach, the man who helped Barcelona discover Lionel Messi, has said he made the star footballer sign the contract on a paper napkin when he was just 12 years old beca...

ED quizzes KKR CEO in Rose Valley chit fund scam case

Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), owned by Red Chillies Entertainment and promoted by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan,...

Will try to make it 3-0 this time: Wriddhiman Saha

Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) Despite tough competition for a place in the Indian team with Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha believes their relation has developed over the course of time as they try to help eac...

Sarfaraz removed as Pak skipper; Azhar & Babar take over

Lahore, Oct 18 (IANS) Sarfaraz Ahmed has been sacked as Pakistan captain in Test and T20I format of the game. While Azhar Ali has been appointed Test captain, Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in T20Is u...

ISL 2019-20 to kick-off with grand opening ceremony

Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) season 2019-20 is all set to kick-off on October 20 when two-time champions ATK take on old rivals Kerala Blasters FC in the yellow brigades den. As the...

ATK duo Anas, Jobby to miss homecoming in ISL opener

Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Two sons of the soil, Anas Edathodika and Jobby Justin will not be taking the field against Kerala Blasters in the opening game of the sixth edition of the Hero Indian Super Le...

Red Bull Shuttle Up Season 2 to start from Oct 19

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Red Bull Shuttle Up -- India's first exclusive women's doubles tournament -- has returned for its second edition. The qualifiers for the tournament will be held across five c...

Head coach Shastri shouldn't need a re-appointment, feels Ganguly

Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly might not share the best of relations with Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, but the former India skipper has said that there shouldn't be...

WWE podcast set to debut on October 30

Stamford, Oct 18 (IANS) WWE has announced that its first-ever weekly podcast series, After the Bell, will launch on October 30. Hosted by Corey Graves, the podcast will offer fans an edgy and unpredi...

LaLiga submits request for Villarreal-Atletico game in US

Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) LaLiga, alongside Villarreal CF and Atletico de Madrid, have submitted a formal request to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to play the Matchday 16 La Liga Santander match...

Ranchi Test: India eye whitewash against Proteas

Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) With the series already in their kitty, Team India will aim to go for the kill and clean sweep the three-Test rubber when they face a demoralised South African team in the final...

Ex-Olympic champion Li Xue Rui bids adieu to int'l badminton

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Olympic champion Li Xue Rui has announced her retirement from international badminton. In an article published on its official website on Thursday, the Badminton Wo...

Canon uses Noida technical centre for boost services quality

Noida, Oct 18 (IANS) Canon India on Friday said that its technical excellence centre in Noida plays a vital role in improving quality of its services across both B2B and B2C businesses. The Canon ...

TikTok appoints Nikhil Gandhi as India head

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) TikTok on Friday announced the appointment of former Times Network executive Nikhil Gandhi as its India head to drive the next phase of growth for the Chinese short video-sharin...

Online pharmacies to grow to $3.7 billion by 2022: CLSA

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) E-pharmacies are likely to grow seven times to $3.7 billion by CY22 as they aim to grab a large pie of the highly fragmented Indian market, according to a research note by fo...

Sensex ends 246 points higher, Nifty ends at 11,661

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian markets closed with gains for the sixth day in a row on Friday over a strong inflow of foreign funds owing to a deal being reached between the UK and the EU on Brexit and...

Goa spent Rs 3.26 cr on day-long GST Council meet: RTI

Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) The Goa government coughed up Rs 3.26 crore for hosting a day-long meeting of the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held l...

I-T raids on religious trusts reveals Rs 500 cr black money

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In a massive search operation covering 40 premises of religious trusts and other entities that preach about "oneness philosophy" and run wellness centres, the Income Tax Depa...

FM asks G-20 to take steps to revive growth, create reforms

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday called on G-20 nations to undertake steps to revive global growth and create second wave of reforms. The minister said G-20 n...

After Haryana, Airtel now shuts Punjab 3G network

Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) After Haryana, Airtel on Friday announced that it has shut down its 3G network in Punjab too. Mobile broadband services in Punjab will now be available to Airtel customer...

DDC Shopian reviews progress of dev works

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 18: District Development Commissioner, Shopian Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, today convened a meeting of the officers of district administration to review developmental scenario in the...

DDC Shopian reviews arrangements for horti produce transportation

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 18: District Development Commissioner Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin convened a meeting to review the status of transportation of horticulture stock keeping in mind the ongoing ...

Anti encroachment drive held in Kulgam

KULGAM, OCTOBER 18. Acting upon the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, a team of officers of Revenue department and Municipal Committee, Kulgam today carried out an anti...

BDC Elections: DEPO Kulgam chairs meeting of Nodal officers ROs, AROs

KULGAM, OCTOBER, 18: District Panchayat Election Officer (DPEO) Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today convened a meeting of nodal officers, RO’s AROs, BDO’s and other officers designated for holding of ...

Wani visits Pulwama Correction Home, reviews facilities

PULWAMA, OCTOBER 18: Principal and Sessions Judge, Pulwama Mohammad Ibrahim Wani along with District Magistrate Pulwama Dr Raghav Langar and Secretary District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Khurshi...

DDC Anantnag reviews functioning of Municipal Council, Municipal Committees

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 18: The District Development Commissioner, Anantnag Mr. Khalid Jahangir today chaired a meeting with the Municipal Counselers of Anantnag to review the sanitation, development wor...

JKSRLM concludes 8-day training prog

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: To improve the status of woman agriculturists and to enhance opportunities for their empowerment, 8 day Training Programme was organised by Jammu Kashmir State Rural Liveliho...

Governor chairs Executive Council meeting of SMVDU

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 18: Governor, Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), chaired 31st meeting of the Executive Council of SMVDU, Katra here today. Several important...

Advisor Khan reviews arrangements for board exams

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan today chaired a meeting to take stock of the preparations made for the forthcoming board examinations of 10th to 12th classes of Kashmir Divisio...

Advisor Khan for speedy settlement of SRO 43 cases in Agri, Horti depts

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan Friday directed the Agriculture and Horticulture department to settle SRO 43 cases in a time bound manner. The Advisor made these remarks du...

J&K Mission for Dairy Development to be established

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Friday chaired a meeting here to review the status of dairy sector and discuss the modalities for baseline survey by the National Dairy Dev...

Advisor Kumar chairs 15th meet of Standing Committee for State Board for Wildlife

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar chaired 15th meeting of Standing Committee of State Board for Wildlife, here today. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Tourism...

Navin Choudhary for effective steps to check illegal mining

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, Navin K. Choudhary, today stressed on taking effective steps to detect and prevent illegal mining of minor minerals in Jammu and K...

Dr Sehrish inspects MFC at Media Complex to review facilities

SRINAGAR, OCT 18: Director, Information and Public Relations, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today inspected the Media Facilitation Centre (MFC) at DIPR’s directorate office here to review the facilities p...

Expedite pending dev works of Srinagar district: Div Com to Officers

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed concerned district officers to complete pending developmental works of Srinagar district on double shift basi...

Over 90,000 students avail free internet facility at DC office Srinagar

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: District administration Srinagar today informed that over 90,000 students and others availed free internet facility at 20 kiosks set up at DC Office Srinagar on the directions...

Dr Samoon directs pacing up dev works in Gurez

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Department, Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon, today chaired a meeting to review the developmental works of Gurez sub-division. The meet...

Reliance Industries Q2 net profit jumps 18 pc to record Rs 11,262 cr

New Delhi, Oct 18: Reliance Industries on Friday reported an 18.6 per cent rise in consolidated net profit to a record Rs 11,262 crore for the second quarter of the current fiscal on the back of a t...

Jio Q2 net profit up 45.4% at Rs 990 crore

New Delhi, Oct 18: Telecom operator Reliance Jio on Friday posted a 45.4 per cent jump in its net profit to Rs 990 crore on a standalone basis in the July-September quarter of 2019-20 on account of g...

Distt admin demolishes Illegal structures, shops at bus stand Samba

SAMBA OCTOBER 18: District administration, under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Samba, Rohit Khajuria, today demolished illegal structure, shops, makeshift khokas, during an anti encroachm...

Kathua DM imposes ban on bovine transportation

KATHUA, OCTOBER 18:- District Magistrate, O P Bhagat, today imposed ban on transportation of bovine from the district. The order issued in this regard by DM reads that, “No bovine animal such as C...

Jal Jeevan Mission: DDC Rajouri finalises implementation strategy

RAJOURI, OCTOBER, 18: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today convened an officers meeting to finalize strategy for implementation of ‘Jal Jeevan Mission- Har Ghar Nal Se Jal’...

DC conducts market inspection in Samba

SAMBA OCTOBER 18: Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria, today conducted inspection of sweets manufacturing units in Bari-Brahmana and Vijaypur and sealed 4 godowns, 2 shops, 4 manufacturing units fo...

DC chairs Vidyalaya Management Committee meeting of KV Bhaderwah

DODA, October 18: Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode, who is also the Chairman of Vidyayala Management Committee (CVM) of Kendriya Vidyalaya Bhaderwah, convened a meeting with members of VMC, ...

DDC reviews arrangements for Diwali festival at Doda

DODA OCTOBER 18:- District Development Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode, today chaired a meeting to review arrangements for Diwali festival. The DDC directed the Tehsildar, Police department and E...

J&K SPCB holds awareness workshops on “Sanitary Waste Management”

JAMMU OCTOBER 18: A series of awareness workshops based on theme “Reduce & Reuse” regarding “Sanitary Waste Management” were organised by J&K Pollution Control Board, Jammu in collaboration with Clus...

Power shutdown

JAMMU OCTOBER 18: To execute the work of pole insertion in the 33 KV line, the shutdown of 33 KV Bari Brahmana-Old Kartholi Line is being observed. During the shutdown, the power supply to Areas b...

Director inaugurates seasonal seed distribution store at Village Sarore

JAMMU, October 18, 2019: Director Agriculture, Jammu, P. S. Rathore today inaugurated a seasonal seed distribution store at village Sarore. Joint Director Agriculture (Extension), B. K. Zutshi an...

Div Com reviews implementation of medical assistance schemes

JAMMU, OCTOBER 18: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, today reviewed implementation of health and medical assistance schemes in Jammu division at a meeting with concerned officers. The meetin...

Advisor Skandan holds public hearing, listens to public issues at Jammu

JAMMU, OCTOBER 18: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan, today held a public grievance redressal camp at Convention Centre where he met several public delegations and individuals who apprised him of thei...

Notice to Himachal, CBI in post-matric scholarship scam

Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday issued notice to the state's Director of Higher Education and the CBI in the illegal disbursement of post-matric scholarship and direct...

Ram, Hanuman statues to come up in Ayodhya on Diwali eve

Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The UP Lalit Kala Akademi has invited short term bids for fiber statues of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman that are to be installed in Ayodhya before Diwali next week. Lalit Kala ...

Shiv Sena expels woman who defeated Narayan Rane in bypoll

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Friday expelled its rebel MLA Trupti Sawant - who had become a "giant-killer" by defeating the party's arch-rival Narayan Rane - for anti-party activities, sour...

Ratul Puri spent over $4.5mn on lavish lifestyle: ED

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has accused the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath - Ratul Puri - then Executive Director of Moser Baer India Ltd (MBIL) of "...

1 in 4 Indians will ditch air travel for greener options: Study

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Only one in four Indians are willing to take a lower carbon footprint alternative to air travel, even at the cost of inconvenience and additional expense, according to a new ...

3 sisters in MP observe Karwa Chauth for their single husband

Satna, Oct 18 (IANS) Hindu women across the country and the world observed Karwa Chauth on Thursday for the longevity of their husbands and broke their fast only after seeing the moon. In Madhya Prad...

Highway from Pakistan border renamed after Guru Nanak Dev

Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said the national highway from the Indo-Pak border through the Kartarpur corridor to the holy city o...

Police complaint against lawyer who tore up Ram Mandir map

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A police complaint was registered on Friday against a senior lawyer who tore up a pictorial map showing Lord Ram's Janmasthan (birthplace) during the hearing in the Supreme C...

Expecting Ayodhya verdict would go in favour of Hindus: RSS

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday said it was expecting the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case would go in the favour of Hindus. "The Supreme Court ...

HC dismisses Tejpal's plea for postponing rape hearing

Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Friday dismissed a petition filed by former Tehelka editor-in-chief and rape accused Tarun Tejpal, who had sought to postpone the cross-exa...

Timeless Amit Trivedi songs at the OnePlus music festival

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANSlife) Amit Trivedi is not only a singer and lyricist; he is also an Indian film score composer and music director. He rose to fame with the critically acclaimed music hits from...

Fresh restrictions imposed in Srinagar in view of Friday prayers

Srinagar, Oct 18: Fresh restrictions were imposed in parts of the city as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in view of Friday congregational prayers, officials said. They said the ...

Kripashankar hails Manmohan Singh for Article 370 statement

Mumbai, Oct 17: Former Maharashtra Congress leader Kripashankar Singh on Thursday welcomed ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh's statement that his party had voted in Parliament in favour of scrapping A...

Pak-sponsored terrorists behind civilian killing identified: DGP

Srinagar: The Pakistan-sponsored terrorists involved in the killing of three civilians, including an apple trader, this week have been identified, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police Dilbag ...

India urges Pak to give up its stand on levying fees on pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib

New Delhi: India stuck to its ground that Pakistan needs to give up its stand on levying a fee of USD 20 on pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara and said broad agreement on all other issues h...

SC collegium recommends appointment of 5 HC Chief Justices

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointment of Chief Justice of five High Courts -- Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Madras, Madhya Pradesh and Patna. The collegium has recommended tra...

SC clears Advocates Moksha, Oswal as HC Judges; strength may go to 11

JAMMU: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended has cleared the proposal for elevation of advocates Moksha Kazmi (Khajuria) and Rajnesh Oswal as judges of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, while n...

In last 7 years, mere 7.86% of J&K’s hydro potential tapped, 14% under construction

JAMMU: Although Jammu and Kashmir is well-known for its hydro potential of generating power, but due to the casual approach adopted by concerned authorities, in last seven years, only 7.86 per cent p...

Jammu comes to standstill, chakka jam called off after govt assurance

JAMMU: The entire Jammu region came to a standstill on Thursday when the private passenger vehicles went off the roads following a call for 'chakka jam' given by All J&K Transport Welfare Association...

Legislative Council Abolished

JAMMU: Ahead of the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories later this month, the 62-year-old state legislative council came to an end with the state administration issuing orders...

Non-local drivers, traders in Shopian get protection; suspects’ posters up

SRINAGAR: The police has identified the terrorists involved in the recent killings of three non-local persons in Valley and put up posters of two of them, even as apple traders and truck drivers from...

Details of J&K investments soon: Niramala

WASHINGTON: The details of the government's policy to attract more investments in Jammu and Kashmir would be available very soon, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, listing out the potential t...

History will note those who mocked Art 370 scrap: Modi

JAMMU: In a blistering attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said history will have a mention of those who ridiculed the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. He...

Darbar move: Chief Secy reviews arrangements

JAMMU: Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam reviewed on Thursday the arrangements for the nearly 147-year-old practice of bi-annual shifting of the state capital between Jammu and Srinagar known as 'Da...

Rifles, explosives recovered from a house in Kishtwar

JAMMU: Three rifles and some explosive material were recovered from a house in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday. Acting on a specific information, a raid was conducted...

Shops briefly open in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Shops opened for few hours early Thursday morning in some areas here including in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk but main markets and other business establishments remained shut, officials...

Road accident victim fund created

SRINAGAR: The State government on Thursday created a Road Accident Victim Fund for passengers and private vehicles with ex-gratia ranging from Rs 10000 to Rs 100000 as it took various measures to mak...

Bangladeshi prisoner dies of illness in GMC&H Jammu

JAMMU: A Bangladeshi prisoner, awaiting repatriation after completing his jail term for illegal border crossing, died at a hospital here on Thursday. Manzoor Alam (35), who was suffering from Hepati...

JKLF calls off PoK LoC sit-in

MIRPUR: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) in Pakistan agreed to call off its protest sit-in near the Line of Control (LoC) following a meeting with the United Nations Military Observer Gr...

BSF trooper killed in BGB firing on IB

KOLKATA: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday after Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them at a flag meeting at Kakmarichar along the riverine internationa...

SC clears Advocates Moksha, Oswal as J&K HC Judges; strength set to go to 11

JAMMU: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended has cleared the proposal for elevation of advocates Moksha Kazmi (Khajuria) and Rajnesh Oswal as judges of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, while n...

6- Day special coaching camp under Khelo India begins at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER 17: A six day special coaching camp for Boys /Girls under 17 years in the discipline of Badminton, Table Tennis, Boxing, Yoga and Hockey today commenced here at Indoor Sports St...

Dir Agriculture reviews achievements under State Plan

Jammu, October 17: To review the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under various Farmers Welfare Schemes under State and Central funding and review the progress under State CAPEX plan and centrally Spo...

Advisor Sharma meets public delegations, seeks fast-track redress people’s grievances

JAMMU, OCTOBER 17: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today met scores of public delegations and individuals who apprised him about their issues and demands here at weekly public hearing program...

BDC Elections: Training imparted to Polling staff at Doda

DODA, OCTOBER 17:Hands-on training programme on poll process through ballot box was conducted for Presiding officers and Polling Officers here ahead of Election to Block Development Council. The tra...

Training on PPC, GPDP held at Doda

DODA, OCTOBER 17: Training cum Refresher course on Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP), Mission Antyodaya Survey-2019 and PPCs for block level officers of line departments was held here today. Ad...

Samba: Officials imparted training on GPDP formulation

Samba, October 17: Department of rural development today organised a training programme for block level officers here on Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP). District Development commissioner Ro...

Block level officers imparted training in Rajouri

Rajouri, October 17: One day training cum refresher course for Block Level officials of the line departments for preparation of the Gram Panchayat Development Programme- Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas was ...

BBBP campaign: DDC Kishtwar felicitates mothers blessed with girl child

KISHTWAR, OCTOBER 17: In continuation to celebration of ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ and to spread awareness about 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' under 'Noor Jevan Ka Betiyan' campaign, District ...

Paddy procurement centre inaugurated at Kathua

KATHUA, OCTOBER 17: District Development Commissioner, O P Bhagat today inaugurated a paddy procurement centre here at village Jakhbar. The DDC said that the motive behind opening the procurement ce...

DC Samba calls for effective road safety measures

Samba, October 17: District Development Commissioner Rohit Khajuria today sought effective road safety measures and asked the concerned to identify trouble spots and unauthorized cuts on National Hig...

Chief Secretary reviews Darbar move arrangements

Jammu, October 17: Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today reviewed the arrangements being put in place by various departments for move of offices from Srinagar to winter capital Jammu, here at a high...

Capacity building training on GPDP held at Ramban

RAMBAN, OCTOBER 17: Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (RD&PR) department today organized capacity building training on Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP), Mission Antyodaya Survey and PPCs for...

Advisor Ganai reviews supply, stock positioning of food grains

JAMMU, OCTOBER 17: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai has directed for timely stocking of food grain in the areas of Jammu and Kashmir facing harsh winters. He was reviewing the supply and ...

BDC Elections: 2nd randomization of polling staff held at Rajouri

Rajouri, October 17: The 2nd randomization of polling staff for Block Development Council (BDC) Elections was today held here under the chairmanship of the District Panchayat Election Officer (DPEO) ...

Without Savarkar, 1857 Mutiny would have remained a revolt: Shah

Varanasi, Oct 17: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that had it not been for Veer Savarkar, India wouldn't have known the importance of the 1857 Mutiny. "The Mutiny of 1857 would have...

Jammu to host two-day national disaster management conference in Nov

Jammu, Oct 17: A two-day disaster management conference would be held here next month to deliberate on the myriad topic and educate people about the latest techniques in pre and post-disaster scenari...

Policeman hit by speeding car in Baramulla

Srinagar, Oct 17; A policeman was injured after being hit by a speeding car which jumped a security check-point in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said. The police cons...

JK administration orders abolition of legislative council, asks its staff to report to GAD

Jammu, Oct 17: Ahead of the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories later this month, the 62-year-old state legislative council came to an end with the state administration issuin...

Karva Chauth 2019: Bollywood divas celebrating for the first time this year

October 17: As everyone gears up for the annual celebrations of Karwa Chauth in India, Bollywood celebrities Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas are among those likely to ce...

First active Western Disturbance to give rains in Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU: During the initial period of October, the first two to three days have seen good rains over Northwest Plains, particularly Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and the NCR region. Since then, i.e. post Octo...

Rajnath accuses Cong of internationalising Kashmir issue

Bawani Khera (Haryana), Oct 17: Launching an offensive against the Congress, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday accused it of internationalising the Kashmir issue. Addressing a poll ...

Transporters call for indefinite chakka jam from Lakhanpur to Kashmir, over Sarore toll plaza

Jammu:The transporters have given a call for indefinite chakka jam from Lakhanpur to Kashmir valley. This was stated by T S Wazir, chairman All J&K Transport Welfare Association and former MLC whi...

3 LeT ultras killed; non-local trader, labourer shot dead in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Three ultras of Lashker-e-Taiba terror outfit were gunned down in an encounter with security forces, while militants killed a migrant labourer from Chhattisgarh and an apple trader from Pun...

SC wraps up marathon Ayodhya dispute hearing, reserves verdict

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday wrapped up the 40-day hearing in the decades-old temple-mosque dispute in Ayodhya--the second longest proceedings in its history--and reserved its verdict in...

SC directs J&K to produce orders on restrictions, hearing on Oct 25

JAMMU: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to place before it the administrative orders imposing communication and other restrictions in the state following the ...

‘Doob Maro’: PM Modi to Oppn on 370

MUMBAI: Slamming Opposition leaders for seeking a link between the abrogation of Article 370 and the Maharashtra Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told them to go drown (doob ...

Sarore Toll Plaza | No transport in entire Jammu region today

JAMMU: Escalating agitation against the Toll Plaza at Sarore by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and increase in other taxes recently, the transporters on Wednesday announced a strike in en...

ACB books PCC enggrs in ‘lift’ scam

JAMMU: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday registered FIRs against some engineers of the Jammu Kashmir Projects Constructions Corporation (JKPCC) and a private company for allegedly install...

Farooq’s kins among 13 women released

SRINAGAR: Thirteen women protestors, including National Conference President Farooq Abdullah's sister and daughter, who were arrested on Tuesday after they took out a protest march, were released on ...

Over 12,000 street lights non-functional in Jammu

JAMMU: More than 12,000 street lights in different areas of Jammu, i.e in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), have either been lying damaged or non-function...

Nashri tunnel to be renamed after Mukherjee

JAMMU: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said India's longest Chenani-Nashri tunnel that links Kashmir with Jammu will be rechristened after Bhartiya Jansangh founder Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherj...

Amid festivities, several departments yet to release salaries of employees for September

JAMMU: Several government offices in Jammu and Kashmir failed to release the salaries of employees for the month of September amid ongoing festivities, due to absence of grants or causal approach ada...

Will Jammu have a Green Diwali?

JAMMU: Learning no lessons from the exponentially polluted air through the Diwali season in recent years, State Pollution Control Board has failed to take any effective measures for ensuring ‘Green D...

17 KAS shifted

JAMMU: The state government on Wednesday reshuffled 7 KAS officer and gave additional charges to 3 more, even as it posted eight Junior Scale KAS officers at the disposal of the Finance Department ...

Pooja holidays from Oct 25

JAMMU: The government today announced five Pooja holidays for Government and Private Schools of Jammu Division, starting from October 25, 2019. As per an order issued here today by Director School E...

Govt shifts Ladakh Affairs deptt to Leh

JAMMU: With only two weeks left to bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, the state government on Wednesday shifted the headquarters of crucial Ladakh Affairs Department to Leh ...

JAKFED formally wound up

SRINAGAR: The State government on Wednesday ordered winding up of ailing Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (JAKFED) Limited after thirty years of operation. The Registrar...

BDC Elections: 2nd phase of poll staff randomization held in Budgam

BUDGAM, OCTOBER 16: The second phase of randomization of polling staff for the upcoming Block Development Council (BDC) polls was done in the presence of General Observers for Budgam here today. Thr...

Power shutdown

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: According to the Chief Engineer EM&RE Wing Kashmir, in order to carry out necessary branch cutting, urgent maintenance and stabilization of 33kV lines of STD Bijbihara, power su...

Comm SMC chairs 2nd Supervisory-cum- Advisory Committee meet

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Khurshid Ahmad Sanai today chaired the 2nd Supervisory-cum-Advisory Committee meeting to discuss the issues related to accommo...

Div Com directs early completion of ETP at Rangreth

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed the officials to speed up the work on Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) at Industrial Estate Rangreth. The Divi...

DDC inaugurates MIS counter at Kulgam

KULGAM, OCTOBER 16 - DDC Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat along with representatives of NAFED today inaugurated counter of Market intervention Scheme (MIS) at Fruit Mandi Kulgam for procurement of apple p...

DDC G’bal discusses Solid Waste Management action plan

GANDERBAL, OCTOBER 16: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today chaired a meeting with concerned officials of district administration and Municipal Councillors, Ganderbal...

Advisor Khan chairs SED meet over settlement of SRO-43 cases

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan today chaired a meeting of School Education Department (SED) over the settlement of SRO-43 cases pending in the Department. The meeting was att...

SECY RDD reviews performance of RSETIs

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda, today chaired a meeting to review the performance of Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSE...

DARPG team meets Secretaries of RDD, Culture

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: A team from Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) today met Secretaries of Rural Development Department (RDD) and Culture to have an overview of Pub...

Governor chairs first meeting of Srinagar Cluster University Council

SRINAGAR, OCT. 16: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the Cluster University of Srinagar, today chaired the first meeting of the University Council here at the Raj Bhavan. Advisor to Governor, ...

Chief Secretary reviews implementation of conservation, eco-restoration plan for Wular Lake

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam Wednesday reviewed the progress made on conservation and eco-restoration of Wular Lake by the Wular Conservation & Management Authority (WUCMA)...

Chief Secretary chairs 117th FAC

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam in its 117th meeting held in Civil Secretariat, Srinagar cleared 43 proposals regarding use of ...

Chief Secretary chairs SEC of SDRF

Procurement of 13 more snow Plough Machines approved SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: The State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmany...

DARPG team calls on Advisor Skandan in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: A team of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India, today called on Advisor to Governor, K Skandan to discuss arrangements made fo...

Advisor Sharma for result- oriented disposal of grievances

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Advisor to Governor K K Sharma today directed prompt and result-oriented disposal of grievances ensuring quality deliverance of services in a time bound manner. The Advisor dir...

Advisor Kumar reviews progress of major H&ME projects in JK

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today reviewed the progress of works of major projects of the Health & Medical Education (H&ME) Department being executed by various agencies ...

Advisor Kumar flags off teams for 42nd State Level Table Tennis Championship

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today flagged off a team of Table Tennis Players from Kashmir division along with the officials to participate in 42nd J&K State Table Tennis ...

Advisor Khan reviews working of Agriculture, Horticulture, allied sectors in Pulwama

PULWAMA, OCTOBER 16: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan, today visited Pulwama where he chaired a meeting to review progress achieved under Agriculture, Horticulture and allied sectors. The meeting w...

DIET Doda hosts orientation programme on RTE Act

DODA, OCTOBER 16:- A one day orientation programme for the DDOs (Principals & ZEOs ) of Education Department on Right to Education (RTE) Act-2009 & NCF-2005, was held today here at DIET Doda. Aroun...

Kishtwar: Entry of vehicles inside Chowgan banned

KISHTWAR, OCTOBER 16: District administration Kishtwar today put restriction on entry of vehicles inside the Chowgan ground to prevent damage to the greenery and safety of players & visitors. Distri...

Ramban: Awareness camp held for Students

RAMBAN, OCTOBER 16: Awareness on disaster management was today organized for students by Civil Defence, SDRF here at Government High School (GHS) Barakund of Sangaldan area. Around 150 students and ...

Jammu DDMA approves 49 SDRF compensation claims

JAMMU, OCTOBER 16: District Disaster Management Authority today approved forty nine compensation claims under SDRF here at its meeting chaired by Additional District Development Commissioner, Tanveer...

Div Com directs DCs to expedite land acquisition process

JAMMU, OCTOBER 16: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today directed the Deputy Commissioners of Jammu Division to expedite and complete the process of land acquisition pertaining to various depa...

Khelo India sports tourney begins in Kathua

KATHUA, OCTOBER 16:- As part of ‘Khelo India’ initiative, the District Youth Services and Sports Department today organized 4-day Inter Block District level Tournament here at Sports Stadium. Bot...

DDC Kathua reviews arrangements for Diwali festival

KATHUA OCTOBER 16:- District Development Commissioner Kathua, O P Bhagat today chaired a meeting to review the arrangements for the Diwali festival. The DDC directed Tehsildar Kathua, SHO and CEO, M...

Diwali arrangements finalized in Samba

SAMBA OCTOBER 16: The arrangements for smooth celeberation of Diwali festival were today finalized here at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Rohit Khajruia. The meeting was attended by senior...

Diwali festival arrangements finalized at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER- 16:– The arrangements for the celebration of festival of lights Diwali were today finalized by district administration here at a meeting of officers and representatives of religiou...

Kejriwal urges agencies not to 'mislead' public on pollution

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Rejecting the reports published by multiple agencies, which claimed that stubble burning in neighbouring states is responsible for only 10 per cent of the city's pollution, D...

Left Front regime scams would be probed: Tripura Minister

Agartala, Oct 16 (IANS) A Tripura Minister and a Member of Parliament (MP) from the state on Wednesday alleged that unprecedented corruption and siphoning of public funds had taken place during the 2...

Mamata visits Nobel winner's Kolkata house, meets mother

Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday visited the south Kolkata residence of Nobel prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and spoke to her mother and other rel...

Navy trying to control Goa's land resources: BJP Minister

Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) Goa's Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho on Wednesday once again lashed out at the Indian Navy, accusing it of using the guise of security to control land resources near its nava...

Sonia to address lone rally in Haryana on October 18

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A day before campaigning ends in Haryana, Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally in the state on October 18. The venue is still not finali...

'Green' crackers seem unlikely to sparkle this Diwali

Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Not all the fire crackers that people would burst this Diwali will be 'green', as the sector regulator, the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), has approved on...

Onion, tomatoes, garlic stolen in Lucknow

Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Bizarre though it may sound but a man in Lucknow has been robbed of onions, garlic and tomatoes. The soaring prices of these vegetables apparently have a lot to do with the the...

Congress ministers ripping off state like carrion birds: Shivraj

Indore, Oct 16 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has likened the Congress ministers in the state to crows and eagles. He said ministers of the Kamal Nath government ar...

Ashok Tanwar extends support to JJP

New Delhi Oct 16 (IANS) Former Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar on Wednesday extended his support to Jananayak Janta Party (JJP) in the upcoming Assembly polls. The JJP was floated by Dushyant ...

Non-local workforce makes a comeback in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 16: Rajkumar has a packed work schedule lined up for the next fortnight. After returning to Kashmir last week this migrant worker from Punjab, who does the job of tenting for marriage c...

Non-Kashmiri killed by terrorists in valley

Srinagar, Oct 16 : In a bid to create unrest in Jammu and Kashmir region, which is still coming out of a two-month long communication ban post abrogation of Article 370, militants on Wednesday shot d...

SC directs J&K to produce orders on restrictions

New Delhi, Oct 16: The Supreme Court directed the Jammu and Kashmir administration to place those orders before the court under which communications were restricted in the valley after abrogation of...

Day-73: Strike continues, no change in Kashmir situation

Srinagar, Oct 16: There is no change in the overall situation as strike continued for the 73rd day on Wednesday in Kashmir valley, where people are protesting against the scrapping of Article 370 , b...

Police detain over a dozen in connection with killing in Shopian

Srinagar, Oct 16: Over a dozen suspected persons were detained by police in connection with the killing of a driver from Rajasthan by unidentified gunmen in Shopian in south Kashmir on Sunday night, ...

Grenade attack on security force vehicle, no injury reported

Srinagar, Oct 16: Militants hurled a hand grenade towards a security force vehicle in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said on Wednesday. They said militants lobbed a hand grena...

#AnantnagEncounter: 3 militants killed in encounter

Srinagar, Oct 16: Three terrorists were killed Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, officials said. The encounter broke out at Pazalpora area in...

Human rights has become 'global buzzword' after revocation of Article 370: Sitharaman

New York, Oct 16: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Indian public sector banks had the "worst phase" under the combination of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and RBI Governor...

Gangster arrested with country made pistol in Jammu

Jammu: Police arrested one gangster with country made pistol in Gangyal area here on city outskirts. Police spokesman here said that police party from Gangyal Police Station during patrolling this...

Two militants killed in Anantnag gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 16: Two militants were reportedly killed on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district in a gunfight with the security forces, police sources said. Security forces surrounded...

On ‘appointed day’, along with Lt Governor, CJ, Judges, PSC Chairman to take fresh oath

JAMMU: With barely fifteen days left for formal transition of Jammu and Kashmir from State to Union Territory, arrangements are being made for fresh oath of the Governor, to be called Lieutenant Gove...

Woman killed in Pak shelling; three dead in Indian retaliation

JAMMU: A 24-year-old woman was killed on Tuesday in heavy shelling by the Pakistan Army, targeting villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. Indian Army strongly retaliated to the ...

After Aug 5, Kashmiris do not support militancy, claims Shah

Jammu: Asserting on the second consecutive day that the situation in Valley is totally normal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that he believes that people of Kashmir will not support ...

Farooq's sister, daughter among thirteen women protestors jailed

SRINAGAR: Sister and daughter of former chief minister and incumbent parliamentarian, Dr. Farooq Abdullah were among at least 13 women who were arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday aft...

J&K decision in national interest; will not allow water to Pak: PM Modi

JAMMU: Asserting that the decision on J&K was taken in national interest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the whole country is standing with Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. While he...

Budget Discussions || Focus on outcomes, don’t waste money: Deptts told

SRINAGAR: The government departments have been asked to focus on outcomes while ensuring that no money goes waste, as the process of preparing the state budget for remaining part of the financial yea...

2 dead, 6 injured in accident

POONCH: In a tragic accident, two people were killed and six injured when a car they were travelling in rolled down a deep gorge in Poonch district on Tuesday. The cab was going towards Mandi from L...

SMS services blocked; each Valley distt to get 50 PCOs

SRINAGAR: SMS services were withdrawn as a "precautionary measure" hours after the government restored post-paid mobile connections in Kashmir Tuesday even as the government has decided to provide fr...

Airtel to waive rental charges of select users

Bharti Airtel said it has resumed postpaid mobile services in Kashmir Valley and will waive postpaid plan rental charges during the service suspension phase for its 'Airtel Thanks' customers. 'Airte...

Rawat hails his men for foiling Valley terror, Pak BAT attacks

JAMMU: Complimenting his force for steadfastly facing various challenges along the border, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday that the Army has responded to difficult operational situatio...

Malik chairs maiden meet of J-Cluster University Council

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the Cluster University of Jammu, today chaired the first meeting of the University Council here at the Raj Bhavan and called for creation of Universi...

FCS&CA can’t continue interim arrangements indefinitely: High Court

JAMMU: Admonishing the Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday said that Interim or adhoc or stop-gap arrangements in government offices ...

PWD official booked for Rs 1.2 Crore DAs

JAMMU: A Public Works Department official was on Tuesday booked by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in a case of disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.22 Crore in Ramban district. During his posting as incha...

Husband kills wife

JAMMU: A 51-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband over some petty issue in Udhampur district. Koushalya Devi was attacked by her husband Sardar Singh with an iron rod during a ...

Panel set up to frame policies for BOPEE selections

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration today accorded sanction to the constitution of Advisory Committee to formulate policies regarding selection of candidates to various professional courses for p...

Army jawan dies in LoC mine blast

SRINAGAR: An Army jawan died in a mine blast in Nowgam sector of Kashmir's Kupwara district, an Army official said on Tuesday. The soldier was killed when he accidentally stepped on the mine while pa...

Sarore Toll Plaza | NHAI defends, BJP seeks deferment

JAMMU: Private bus services along the Jammu-Pathankot highway remained suspended for the second day on Tuesday to protest the newly set up toll plaza at Sarore in Samba district, even as the National...