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Huge improvement in ground situation in Kashmir Valley: Governor Malik

Srinagar, Oct 21: There is a huge improvement in the ground situation in Kashmir Valley and people coming out to vote in the recent civic polls in a peaceful atmosphere is a positive sign, Governor S...

Kulgam civilian killings painful: CPI (M)

Srinagar, Oct 21: Expressing pain and sorrow over the killing of innocent civilians in an explosion at encounter site in Laroo village of Kulgam, CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam, Mohamad Yousuf Tarigam...

PM inaugurates police memorial, museum

New Delhi, Oct 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday got emotional while remembering the valour of the jawans of NDRF and SDRF and said the nation will never forget sacrifices made by the countr...

Advisor Kumar, DGP regret civilian deaths in Kulgam blast

Srinagar, Oct 21 : Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor K Vijay Kumar and Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh regretted the loss of civilian lives in south Kashmir blast on Sunday, a polic...

SF on alert to foil any infiltration bid from PoK: IG BSF

Srinagar, Oct 21: Security forces guarding the borders are on high alert to foil any infiltration attempt from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), where a large number of trained militants are waiting a...

Former NC spokesman Junaid PC mayoral candidate, announce Sajjad Lone

Srinagar, Oct 21: Former spokesman of National Conference (NC) Junaid Azeem Mattuu who resigned from the party and successfully contested Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) as an independent candid...

5 civilians killed in explosion at J&K gunfight site

Srinagar, Oct 21: Five civilians were killed and over a dozen others injured on Sunday when an explosion occurred a gunfight site in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. According to ...

Woman dies of electrocution in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 21: A woman died of electrocution in the central Kashmir district of Badgam on Sunday, official sources said. They said the woman, identified as Shafeeqa, was critically injured when...

Three civilians killed, several injured in south Kashmir blast

Srinagar, Oct 21: Three civilians were killed and several others injured when an explosive device went off near Laroo, Kulgam, encounter site where three militants were killed on Sunday, official sou...

Independents grab 363 wards, at 312 BJP emerges largest urban local force, Congress takes third spot with 267 seats

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Independent candidates (363) emerged as the single largest group in the four-phased Urban Local Bodies elections in the state, winning 185 wards in Jammu division and almost similar 1...

59 Valley schools upgraded since Jun

SRINAGAR: Director School Education, Kashmir, Dr GN Itoo, has approved upgradation of 59 Primary Schools to the next higher level during the last four months across the Kashmir Division. The Direc...

Tax Evasion | CTD searches premises of ten businesses, collects Rs 1.30 Cr

JAMMU: Tightening the noose on delinquent taxpayers, the Commercial Taxes Department (CTD) on Saturday conducted surprise inspections at 10 business premises—seven in Jammu and 3 in Katra, and seized documents, besides realising from seven of them Rs 1.30 lakhs as tax. “Teams of CTD conducted surprise inspections at 6 hotel premises-- 3 each in Jammu and Katra, 1 fitness centre and 3 traders h...

Top industry experts assure employability, meet Advisor

SRINAGAR: A group of overseas delegates comprising CEOs of leading firms on Saturday promised their support in enhancing the employability of skilled youth of the State by establishing their linkages...

Rlys rules out probe, Punjab CM orders magisterial inquiry

NEW DELHI/AMRITSAR: The Punjab government on Saturday ordered a magisterial probe into the accident near Amritsar where 59 Dussehra revellers were mowed down by a train, while railways has ruled out ...

Govt forms 3 panels

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration on Saturday accorded sanction to the constitution of State Level Project Steering Committee under UNDP-funded ‘Secure Himalaya’ scheme, aimed at securing, Cons...

Pulwama man who transported Nagrota camp attackers held

JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a man wanted in the 2016 attack on Nagrota army camp when he was allegedly trying to flee the country through Sri Lanka. Ashraf Khandey,...

Gunfight On, 2 jawans injured

SRINAGAR: Two army men were injured as an encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district on Saturday. The operation was ongoing at the time of filing this report. Of...

PM thanks J&K, Shah says BJP earned people's trust

NEW DELHI: As BJP performed well in the Jammu and Kashmir local body elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said his party will work hard to fulfil the aspirations of the people. "I tha...

Sajjad Lone nominates Mattu

SRINAGAR: Junaid Mattu, the rebel National Conference leader who resigned from the party to participate in the urban local body polls in Kashmir, was Saturday nominated as the mayoral candidate of th...

Independents likely to rule Srinagar

JUNAID SIDIQ SRINAGAR: Independent candidates have emerged as strong horses in the urban local bodies (ULB) in Kashmir by winning many important wards across the Valley, besides grabbing the maxim...

Kulgam encounter: Three militants killed, two soldiers injured

Srinagar, Oct 21: Three militants were killed and two security force personnel injured in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, wh...

One-way traffic to continue on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Oct 21: One-way traffic will continue on the national highway connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country while traffic will ply from both sides on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh a...

Battery of J&K coaches to attend sports programme in New Delhi

Jammu, Oct 21: A battery of nearly 20 coaches on Saturday will be attending a week long specialised programme on sports in the national capital from October 22. The batch of coaches was flagged of...

BJP wins Jammu Municipal Corporation; Independents, Congress do better in Valley

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 21: As a hassle-free counting of votes in the Jammu and Kashmir civic elections ended on Saturday, the BJP emerged winner in the Jammu Municipal Corporation, while majority of sea...

Soldier injured in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 21: A soldier was injured on Sunday in a gunfight with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in La...

Municipal Election-2018: Consolidated Result of Jammu divisions is enclosed herewith.

Municipal Election-2018: Consolidated Result of Jammu and Kashmir divisions is enclosed herewith.

Khelo-India: Contests in football, Badminton witnessed at Samba

SAMBA, OCTOBER 20: In the final leg of block level competitions of Samba, Nud and Sumb under Khelo India sports for peace and development, close contests were witnessed here at Sports Stadium Samba today. In U-20 Badminton contest, Akshit Sambyal emerged as winner while Aryan Singh bagged the runner-up position. In above 20 yrs category, Anil Singh was emerged as winner while Bhanu Partap was...

DC Doda reviews preparedness for Panchayat Polls

DODA, OCTOBER 20: District Election Officer Doda Anshul Garg reviewed preparedness for Panchayat elections in the district regarding basic facilities at polling stations. He impressed to ensure basic facilities like water, electricity, toilet, Ramp in the polling stations. Suitability of collection and distribution centres where ballot boxes and other poll material and it's further distributio...

Updated: Top industry experts call on Advisor Ganai

Govt committed to give full support to start-up ventures SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20 - A group of overseas delegates comprising CEOs of leading firms Saturday called on the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, and held wide-ranging discussions on issues related to skill development and entrepreneurship in the State. Among the delegates were Anthony Rushton, Chairman, Hong Kong Management A...

Power shutdown

JAMMU OCTOBER 20: To carry out work for bifurcation of RSP-IV and RSP-VII feeders, the shutdown of 1 KV RSP-IV and RSP-VII feeders is being observed. During the shutdown, the power supply to Sunderpur Road, Purana Pind, Park Revenue Centre, PHE DT, Khamb, Tunda Rice Mill Area, Christian Colony, G.M. School, Gigian, Chowla, Reddy, Jatt Sabha shall remain affected on October 22 and 25 from 8 am ...

Panchayat Polls: Training session held for ROs/AROs in Rajouri

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 20: In view of upcoming panchayat elections training session for ROs/AROs of District Rajouri held today at conference Hall of Govt PG College Rajouri. The training program was conducted by four master trainers. The trainees were acquainted with the operation of EVMs and allied papers for the smooth conduct of forthcoming panchayat elections. A total of 435 ROs/AROs from diff...

Commercial Taxes Deptt, Jammu tightens noose against Non-Filers of GST Returns

JAMMU, OCTOBER 20: A teams of Commercial Taxes Department conducted surprise inspections at 6 hotel premises 3 each in Jammu and Katra, 1 fitness centre and 3 traders having principal place of business in Jammu in an endeavour to tighten the noose on delinquent taxpayers. The move has resulted in wake of non-filling of monthly GSTR-3B returns by these establishments despite repeated notices/r...

Farooq Shah inspects flood protection works on River Chenab

JAMMU, OCTOBER 20: Commissioner Secretary, Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) and Relief and Rehabilitation, Farooq Ahmad Shah today visited vulnerable spots of Ri...

Advocate General, Law Secretary review ongoing work at AG office Jammu

JAMMU OCTOBER 20: Advocate General D C Raina and Law Secretary, Abdul Majid Bhat today reviewed the pace of ongoing work of Advocate General’s Office at High Court Complex here in Jammu. They inst...

DDC Kupwara chairs DLRC meeting

KUPWARA, OCTOBER 20: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today chaired a District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting to review the achievements made at the end of first qu...

DEO Ganderbal reviews preparedness for Panchayat polls

GANDERBAL, OCTOBER 20: District Election Officer (DEO), Ganderbal Dr Piyush Singla today reviewed the preparedness for Panchayat election 2018. The meeting held detailed discussions on the requ...

SVO challans Revenue officials

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: State Vigilance Organization (SVO) today produced challan against Revenue Department officials for fraudulently paying compensation to private persons against non-existent land. The charge sheet was produced by Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir against the accused before the before the competent Court Pulwama for judicial determination. “During the investiga...

DAAM, FTII to organize 10-day workshop on ‘Fine Art Photography’

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: Directorate of Archives, Archaeology & Museums (DAAM), Jammu and Kashmir Government in collaboration with the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune (FTII) is scheduled to organize a 10-day-long workshop on ‘Fine Art Photography’ at SPS Museum, Srinagar—starting from November 4, 2018. Director, Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Munir-Ul-Islam, informed that during th...

NYK Kargil organizes Swacchta awareness programme, rally

KARGIL, OCTOBER 20: Under Swachh Sankalp Se Swachh Siddi campaign, Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) Kargil today organized an awareness programme Mahatma Gandhi Yuva Swachhta Maha Abhiyan evamShramdaanKarya...

Govt constitutes SLSC, SLEC for implementation of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: The Governor’s Administration today accorded sanction to the constitution of State Level Steering Committee (SLSC) and State Level Executive Committee (SLEC) for implementation of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) scheme in the State. According to the order by issued by GAD, the SLSC shall be headed by Chief Secretary J&K. Its members are Vice Chairman/Director Genera...

Farooq Abdullah inaugurates 7thJK Golf Association tournament at Pahalgam

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: Member Parliament Farooq Abdullah Saturday inaugurated 2-day 7th J&K Golf Association Tournament at Pahalgam Golf Course. GoC 15 Corps, Lt Gen Anil Kumar Bhatt, Director Tou...

Dr Lone reviews progress on implementation of social security schemes in Anantnag, Kulgam

KULGAM, OCTOBER 20:Secretary, Social Welfare, Tribal Affairs & Cooperatives, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today reviewed the functioning of Social Welfare Department, Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) and ICDS with field officers of Anantnag and Kulgam districts here today. Director General Social Welfare, Mission Director ICDS, Mission Director ICPS,Chairperson Child Welfare Committee, Distri...

Top industry experts call on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20 - A group of overseas delegates comprising CEOs of leading firms Saturday called on the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, and held wide-raging discussions on issues ...

Cleanliness drive organized at Jhelum Bank

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: On the fourth day of the Chain Cleanliness Drive “From ME to YOU” started by the Department of Technical Education, a cleanliness drive programme started at 8:30 am on the Jhelum River Bank from Presentation Convent and continued up to Lalmandi Srinagar. The participants were flagged off by the Joint Director, Technical Education, Kashmir. 150 trainees along with all the ...

Sec 144 imposed around Kulgam exam centres

KULGAM, OCTOBER, 20: District Magistrate Kulgam, Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today imposing prohibitory restrictions under Section 144CrPc within a radius of 200 meters around exam centres in the district for smooth conduct of class 10th, 11th and 12th Annual Board examinations. The move is aimed at curbing the tendency of external interference and to ensure the free and fair conduct of the BOSE exam...

Mega legal awareness camp held at Kulgam

KULGAM, OCTOBER 20: The District administration Kulgam in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority Kulgam today organized a day-long mega legal services-cum-awareness camp here. The ev...

35956 children administered MR vaccines in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, OCTOBER 20: The District Development Commissioner Ganderbal Dr. Piyush Singla today appealed people to make the ongoing Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign a success in the district....

DDC Pulwama reviews progress on Cluster Model Villages

PULWAMA, OCTOBER 20: The District Development Commissioner Pulwama, G. M. Dar, today chaired a Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) meeting to review the progress on various development activities in the schedule...

DSEK orders upgradation of 59 Primary Schools to next higher level

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: Director School Education, Kashmir, Dr GN Itoo, has approved upgradation of 59 Primary Schools to the next higher level during the last four months across the Kashmir Division. The Director School Education also conveyed the approval in favour of 182 Managing Bodies to run the affairs of different private schools. DSEK has also granted extension and recognition in favour...

Saurabh Bhagat reviews functioning of JKBOCW Welfare Board

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment, Saurabh Bhagat, made his maiden visit to the Office of CEO/Secretary, J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCW)in Srinagar and reviewed the overall functioning of the Board. The CEO/Secretary JKBOCW, Muzaffar Ahmad Pir, accompanied the Commissioner Secretary for inspection of the Building complex. The...

New India Code Portal: Govt designates Sethi as Nodal Officer for uploading legislations

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: The Government has designated Achal Sethi, Special Secretary to the Government, Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs as Chief Nodal Officer for uploading of Acts and Subordinate Legislation on New India Code Portal. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the Chief Nodal Officer shall coordinate with the Nodal Officers ...

JKSSB cautions candidates against dubious activities of unscrupulous elements

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) today cautioned the job aspirants against the activities of some unscrupulous elements who are deceiving the gullible candidates using various deceptive means. “It has been reported by some candidates that these unscrupulous elements including some of the aspirants themselves are deceitfully flaunting their proximity...

Secure Himalaya Project: Govt constitutes State Level Project Steering Committee

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: The Government today ordered constitution of State LevelProject Steering Committeeunder UNDP-funded “Secure Himalaya.” The scheme is aimed at securing, Conservation, Sustainable use and Restoration ofHigh Range Himalayan Ecosystem in the State. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the Steering Committee will be headed by Administrat...

Heritage connects youth with their roots: Nirupama Kotru

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: Stressing for involving local communities in the preservation of art, culture and heritage, Joint Secretary Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, Nirupama Kotru today said heritag...

Chief Justice inaugurates training programme for Presiding Officers, Medicos

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: Highlighting the significance of a doctor acting as the first responder to the victim of domestic or sexual violence, the Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice Gita Mittal ...

IGP Armed Kashmir addresses Press Conference regarding Jeshn-e-Dal & Shikara Race-2018

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20 : Jammu and Kashmir Police is organizing a State level Jeshn-e-Dal & Shikara Race-2018 under Civic Action Programme (CAP). The event is being conducted on 23rd to 25th October at...

Kashmir highway closed due to landslide; Leh NH, Mughal road reopens for traffic

Srinagar, Oct 20: The 300-km-long national highway, which connects Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was closed for traffic movement on Saturday evening following fresh landslide. Howev...

Amritsar train tragedy: Dr Farooq, Omar expresses grief

Srinagar, Oct 20: Former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir--Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah---on Saturday expressed grief over the tragic train accident in Amritsar which claimed over 60 live...

BJP sweeps urban local body polls in 4 districts of S Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 20: The BJP won the urban local body elections in four districts of militancy-infested south Kashmir Saturday, winning 53 of the 132 wards, where polls were held over four phases earlie...

Normal life crippled in Pulwama due to strike

Srinagar, Oct 20: Normal life was crippled in Pulwama on Saturday due to a strike against the death of a woman in cross-firing after militants attacked an Army camp in south Kashmir. Even though...

Municipal polls: BJP makes inroads into Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 20: Bharatiya Janata Party opened its account in Srinagar Municipal Corporation. Its nominee won from an uptown ward after securing just eight votes. ''I thank people who did not ...

Restrictions lifted in SeK, downtown Srinagar after two days

Srinagar, Oct 20: Curfew-like restrictions, imposed for the past two days as a precautionary measure, were lifted from the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) besides parts of the civil lines in Srinaga...

Counting underway for J&K civic polls

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 20: Counting was underway on Saturday for the recently concluded Jammu and Kashmir municipal polls, with preliminary results showing that the BJP was heading for a major victory i...

ULB polls: Congress gets majority in Anantnag, winning 20 wards, BJP bags 3

Anantnag, Oct 20: Congress made a clean sweep in 25-member Municipal Committee (MC) Anantnag by winning absolute majority. Officials said that Congress won 20 wards followed by BJP with 3 wards. ...

ULB elections: BJP opens account in SMC

Srinagar, Oct 20: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opened its account in Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) when its candidate secured eight out of nine votes polled in a ward during the Urban Loca...

Crime Branch books fraudster in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 20: The Crime Branch of Kashmir booked a fraudster for extracting huge amount of money from educated youths, on the pretext of jobs in J&K Bank. An official spokesperson said that th...

ULB elections: Counting of votes begins in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 20: The counting of votes for for the four-phased Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls began on Saturday morning in Srinagar Municipal Committee (SMC) and other Municipal Committees (MCs) in ...

Jammu, Srinagar Civil Secretariats to have separate, dedicated WiFi facilities: Govt

Jammu, Oct 20: The Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring Department (PD&MD) Rohit Kansal on Friday said that the Civil Secretariats at Jammu and Srinagar will have separate dedicat...

61 killed as train runs over Dussehra revellers, toll mounting

AMRITSAR: In a terrible disaster, at least 61 people who among the crowd of hundreds had spilled onto railway tracks while watching burning of Ravana effigy were crushed to death by a speeding train ...

Five militants gunned down, woman dies in terror attack

SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed Friday in a shootout with security forces in Baramulla district, from where bodies of three militants were recovered this morning who were killed by the Army on Th...

SFC’s ‘zoning’ Sys for timber sale scrapped

SRINAGAR: Setting the tone for major reforms, the Governor’s administration on Friday has done away with the archaic ‘zoning system’ used by the Jammu and Kashmir State Forest Corporation (JKSFC) for determining the rate of timber sold by it, thus paving way for uniform rates across the State. The instructions to this effect were passed by Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Chaudhary who ...

5.2 quake jolts J&K

SRINAGAR: An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Sonam Lotus, Director of the MET Department, said the quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and occurred at 6.55...

Municipal Polls-2018 Counting of Votes today

SRINAGAR: The stage is set for the final leg of urban local body elections in State as the counting of votes for the 52 out of 79 civic bodies, polling for which was held in four phases earlier this ...

Ganai apptd Chairman of Wakf Board

JAMMU: Almost a week after the Raj Bhavan amended a legislation paving way for filling up the top post of the all powerful Jammu and Kashmir Board for Muslim Specified Wakafs, the Governor Satya Pal ...

Valley situation under control: Jr HM

SRINAGAR: Union Minister of state for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir Friday said the situation in Kashmir was under control and the security forces were capable of dealing with terrorists both within the ...

Vyas reviews Jammu projects, 30000 new houses coming up

JAMMU: While reviewing the status of mega developmental projects coming up in Jammu city and its peripheries, Advisor to Governor B B Vyas today called for speeding up the pace of work to complete th...

Arrangements finalized for counting: DEO Baramulla

BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 19: District Election Officer (DEO) Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today informed that all the necessary arrangements for the counting of Municipal Elections scheduled on Octob...

Bakers Association, Civil Society members call on Commissioner Food Safety

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER, 19: Representatives of Bakers Association, Civil Society members and other Food Business Operators (FBOs) today met Commissioner Food Safety, J&K, Abdul Kabir Dar here to appri...

Crime Branch books fraudster

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: Crime Branch Kashmir booked a Job fraudster, impersonating himself as a Personal Secretary to Chairman J&K Bank and deceitfully extracted huge amounts from the educated youths under the pretext of jobs in J&K Bank. Crime Branch Kashmir received an order passed by the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Pulwama dated 07.09.2018, titled Abdul Majid Kuchay V/S Abdul Majid M...

Rajouri OSC organizes awareness camps

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 19: The One-Stop Center (OSC) Rajouri of the ministry of women and child development today oragnised two awareness camps under its objective of providing support to women affected by violence, in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at the workplace. The awareness camps were organized at Govt middle school Katarmal and Govt.High school Ghambir Bharamana...

Principal Secretary to Governor reviews the working of J&K

SRINAGAR OCTOBER 19: In pursuance of the directions of the Governor that there should be speedy and quality disposal of public grievances, Sh. Umang Narula, IAS, Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Governor took a review meeting with various heads of departments of Kashmir Division viz. Chairman, J&K SSRB, Chief Engineer (PHE), Chief Engineer (R&B), Chief Engineer (PDD), Director, Food Civil Supplies...

Panchayat Polls: First phase of training for ROs, AROs held at Ramban

RAMBAN, OCTOBER 19: The first phase of training of ROs and AROs for forthcoming Panchayat Elections was held here today. Around 200 officers and officials of different departments participated in the training. During the training, an interactive session was held wherein queries of the participants were answered by the Nodal Officer. Nodal Officer for Training Management, Viqar Gari asked th...

DDC Kupwara inspects developmental works in Rajwar

KUPWARA, OCTOBER 19: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today conducted an extensive tour of Rajwar area of the frontier district to inspect availability of basic amenities ...

Power shutdown

JAMMU, OCTOBER 19: In order to carry out various repair and upgradation works, the power supply to Babliana and its adjoining areas fed from BL-3 feeder shall remain affected on October 22 and 24 f...

Anti-encroachment drive launched at Shopian

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 19: District development Commissioner Shopian, Dr. Owais Ahmad today convened a meeting to review traffic management in the district. In the meeting, the DDC directed Municipal Co...

ULB Polls: DC Rajouri reviews arrangements for counting

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 19: District Election Officer (Deputy Commissioner) Mohammad Aijaz Asad today chaired a meeting to review the arrangements for the counting of votes polled in the recently held mu...

Legal clubs inaugurated at 2 Udhampur schools

UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER 19: Under the supervision Pr. District and Sessions Judge K.S. Parihar, two model legal literacy clubs were inaugurated today here at Government Model Girls Higher Secondary School and Government Model Boys, Higher Secondary School. Chief Judicial Magistrate (chairman of TLSC Udhampur) Balbir Lal Jaswal inaugurated the clubs formed under the aegis of National Legal Service...

6 day yoga camp begins at Hiranagar sub-Jail

KATHUA, OCTOBER 19: A six day Yoga Meditation camp started today here at Sub Jail Hiranagar. The camp is being oragnised by Rupali Dutta and Chamail Singh Yoga Teacher "Art of Living Organization". During the camp various YogAssanas, pranayams, Kriyas and relaxation of mind techniques would be taught to the jail inmates by highly trained teachers.

TLSC constitutes legal literacy Club at GHSS Ramnagar

RAMANAGAR, OCTOBER-19-: On the direction of State Legal Services Authority and the guidance of chairman District Legal Services Authority, Udhampur K.K Parihar, Tehsil Legal Services Committee, Ramnagar today organized a legal literacy club here at Government Higher Secondary School. While addressing the students, TLSC chairman, Ramnagar Anjum Ara stressed on greater legal awareness among th...

Lakhanpur: Excise dept launches crackdown to check illegal quarry

LAKHANPUR, OCTOBER 19: Excise department has launched a crackdown to tighten noose around illegal transportation of quarry in Gandyal and Nagri areas. During recent drive, a team of Excise Department caught two vehicles bearing registration Nos.PB07AS6582 & PB13AB-9398 each carrying ‘Bajri’ illegally with malafide intentions to evade the Toll. The action against the violators has been la...

DDC Kulgam inaugurates ‘S3WASS’ based official website

KULGAM, OCTOBER, 19: DDC Kulgam Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today inaugurated S3WASS based official web site of District Kulgam with url “https://kulgam.nic.in” Briefing the media persons about the features of S3WAAS based web site, DDC said that Kulgam official website (Kulgam.nic.in) is migrated on S3WaaS which is ( Secure, Scalable and Sugamya Website as a Service) Platform that is hosted on th...

ROs, AROs imparted training for upcoming Panchayat polls

BUDGAM, OCTOBER 19: The training of Returning Officers (ROs) and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) under first phase for the upcoming Panchayat elections was conducted today at New Conference Hall Budgam. The training session was supervised by Nodal Officer elections, ADC Budgam, Khurshid Ahmad Shah who presented a detailed power point presentation and directed the concerned to ensure smooth...

5 legal literacy clubs established in Bandipora

BANDIPORA, OCTOBER 19 In order to spread legal awareness among the students and to make them aware of various provisions of the constitution, five legal literacy clubs were opened by the District Legal Services Authority Bandipora. These legal literacy clubs were established in five government institutions viz-a-viz Government Girls Higher Secondary School Bandipora, Government Girls Higher S...

ADDC Shopian reviews functioning of Social Welfare Department

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 19: Additional District Development Commissioner, Shopian Saleem Malik, has stressed for revival of Social Welfare Centres and Cottage Industry Centre functional in the district and directed the District Social Welfare Officer for submitting a comprehensive report for making these centres more relevant. He said this while chairing a review meeting of the department which was a...

District Water Sports Championship 2018 concludes at Srinagar

SRINAGAR OCTOBER 19: Secretary, Youth Service & Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez today distributed medals among the winners of District Championship 2018 for Water Sports at water sports centre Nehru Par...

Govt to fast-track completion of languishing PHE projects: Farooq Shah

JAMMU, OCTOBER 19: Secretary, Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) and Relief and Rehabilitation, Farooq Ahmad Shah today said that government is committed to provide safe drinking water to the people living in every nook and corner of the state for which all languishing PHE projects would be completed in one-year time. Reviewing the performance of PHE departme...

Advisor Vyas listens to people’s issues in Jammu

JAMMU, OCTOBER 19: For speedy and result-oriented disposal of public grievances, Advisor to Governor B B Vyas listened to people’s issues under the aegis of JK Governor's Grievance cell, here today. ...

Advisors Kumar, Ganai review developmental, security scenario in Doda, Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, OCTOBER, 19: Advisors to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmed Ganai Friday visited Kishtwar and Doda districts to take stock of developmental activities in these districts besi...

Municipal Election-2018: Counting of votes on Oct 20

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Shaleen Kabra today said that the counting of votes for the Municipal Polls-2018 will be held across the State tomorrow on 20th October 2018 and the results will be also declared the same day. He said the counting updates and results shall be declared by the concerned Returning Officers from the Joint Control Rooms established at th...

ICPS team locks down Children’s Home for violation of norms

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: A team of the officials of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) today locked down a children’s home here for violating various provisions of J&K Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2013 and shifted its inmates to a better facility. The team conducted the surprise inspection of ‘Gulistan Children Home’ run by J&K Ansar ul Masakeen Trust. The ...

Commissioner Secy Labour inaugurates digitization of CPF record

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: In a first, Office of the Labour Commissioner digitizes Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) record of workers to streamline its timely release and ensure disposal of cases. Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment, Saurabh Bhagat inaugurated the digitized record of workers from six districts of Kashmir province in presence of Labour Commissioner Bashir Ahmad Khan, Sp...

Joint Secretary Union Ministry of Culture visits SPS Museum Srinagar

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: Joint Secretary Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Nirupama Kotru today visited SPS Museum Srinagar to take stock of the conservation measures. Kotru took stock of t...

SKIMS Medical College condoles demise of Dr Rafiq Mir

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: A condolence meeting was today held at SKIMS Medical College in memory of the late Dr. Mohammad Rafiq Mir, who worked as the Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, at the institute. Director SKIMS & Ex-Officio Secretary, Dr. Omar Javed Shah, Professor MS Khuroo, Member of Governing Body SKIMS, Dr. Reyaz A Untoo, Principal SKIMS Medical College Bemina bes...

Training of poll personnel for Panchayat elections held at Kargil

KARGIL, OCTOBER 19: A training programme for Returning Officers (ROs) and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) for upcoming Panchayati elections was held here today. Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM)...

Start-up Yatra JK concludes at JKEDI

PAMPORE, OCTOBER 19: Start up India Yatra J&K, a Government of India initiative to promote start-ups, Friday culminated here at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute’s (JKEDI) main Campus Pampore. The culmination ceremony was marked by the distribution of awards among innovators from the state in the field of Agriculture, Social, Technology and Womenpreneur. ...

End archaic ‘zoning system’ for determining timber rates: Navin to JKSFC

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: Setting the tone for major reforms, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Chaudhary today asked the Jammu andKashmir State Forest Corporation (JKSFC) to do away with the arch...

Div Com reviews arrangements for Urs Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom (RA)

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 19: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting regarding the arrangements to be made by various Departments in connection with the Urs Mubarak of H...

KVIB organizes ‘National Vendor Development’ programme at Leh

LEH, OCTOBER 19: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) today organized first-ever National Vendor Development programme under National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSS...

Friday prayers not allowed for second week in Jamia Masjid in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 19: Friday prayers were not allowed for the second successive week in the historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, where curfew-like restrictions remained imposed for the second day...

Urban Local Bodies polls: Counting in Jammu region to begin on Saturday

Jammu, Oct 19 : The much awaited results of Urban Local Bodies elections will be declared on Saturday as counting will begin at 0900 hrs here at Government Polytechnic College. The fate of BJP, Co...

School Child fell down from School Building

Jammu, Oct 19: A student of Jyoti Public High School Vijaypur fell down from school building here today. The injured student has been identified as Rahul Sharma Son of Madan Lal R\O Gupwal Samb...

Barring parts of Srinagar, life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 19 :Barring parts of Srinagar, life returned to normal on Friday as shops and business establishments reopened and traffic was plying normally on all roads in Kashmir valley, after rema...

Two militants killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 19: Security forces on Friday shot dead two militants on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla town. Police said police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) signalled a vehi...

All HSSs, colleges closed in Srinagar; KU, IUST suspend classes

Srinagar, Oct 19: All higher educational institutes, including Higher Secondary Schools and colleges, were closed on Friday as a precautionary measure to prevent protests in the summer capital, Srin...

Curfew-like restrictions continue for 2nd day in SeK, downtown Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 19: Curfew-like restrictions remained imposed for the second successive day in the downtown, Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and parts of civil lines in Srinagar as a precautionary measure to preve...

Nomad man, sheeps crushed to death by truck in Ramban distict

Jammu, Oct 19: A nomad man and nearly a dozen sheeps 'crushed to death' when a truck hit their dera (hutment) in Batote area of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning. ''A truck th...

All India Devotional Song Competition: Rajasthan’s Kaustubh, HP’s Khushi emerge joint winners

Jammu, Oct 19: The prestigious Navratra Festival in the holy town of Katra came to a musical conclusion with Kaustubh from Rajasthan and Khushi Shubh from Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), emerging as joi...

Bring legislation to build Ram Mandir at Ayodhya: RSS Chief

NAGPUR: Ahead of the hearing of Ayodhya dispute in Supreme Court later this month, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday demanded a law to enable construction of “a grand” Ram temple in Ayodhya at the...

Militant killed, 4 infiltrators reported dead

SRINAGAR: A newly-recruited militant was killed in a brief gunfight by security forces on Thursday, hours after he managed to give them a slip after carrying out a grenade attack on a police party, i...

Matoo apptd DHS Jammu, Dolma gets addl charge of KMR

SRINAGAR: The State Government on Thursday affected transfers and postings in Health department, filling up the vital post of Director Health Services Jammu which was for long now held on ad-hoc basi...

CBI begins investigation in fake arms licence scam, IAS officer named in FIR

SRINAGAR: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has begun investigation into a case of arms licences issued in Jammu and Kashmir between 2012 and 2016 on forged documents allegedly involving some...

Army Commander reviews security in Rajouri, Poonch

JAMMU: Lt General Paramjit Singh, the general officer commanding (GOC) of the Army's Nagrota-based XVI Corps, Thursday reviewed security situation of hinterland in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajo...

Ahead of ULB counting, parties stake claim for Srinagar Mayor

SRINAGAR: Even as the results of recently concluded Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls is state will come out on Saturday, almost all the political parties who had contested the elections are confident o...

Guv Malik rules out deploying 'Black Cat' commandos in J&K

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik said there is no move to deploy 'Black Cat' commandos of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) in counter-militancy operations in the state, and made it clear tha...

Only leader to serve as two states’ CM, ND Tiwari no more

NEW DELHI: Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari died on Thursday -- on his 93rd birthday -- at a private hospital in the national capital following prolonged illness, docto...

New transmission line to raise Kashmir power capacity by 70%

SRINAGAR: Power transmission capacity for the Kashmir valley has increased by 70 per cent with the commissioning of the 414-km-long Northern Region Strengthening Scheme (NRSS) by Sterlite Power, a co...

Onus on Pak to make air conducive for talks: MEA

NEW DELHI: India Thursday said the onus was on Pakistan to create conducive conditions for talks by taking steps such as action against terrorists and dismantling terror infrastructure operating from...

Transgressions along LAC in Ladakh decreased: NAC

KANGRA: Incidents of transgressions along the Sino-Indian border in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region has come down this year and an effective mechanism has been put in place to tackle any situation,...

Oil companies cut fuel prices

NEW DELHI: Petrol and diesel prices Thursday were reduced for the first time in over two months because of a drop in the cost of production, according to state-owned oil firms. Petrol price was cu...

Man slips to death near LoC

SRINAGAR: A 22-year-old youth died on Thursday morning after he slipped and rolled down into a deep gorge in Keran area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A police official said that the youth S...

172 cops promoted

SRINAGAR: Armed Police Headquarters today issued promotion orders of 172 officials of J&K Armed Police in different ranks after the Departmental Promotion Committee headed by ADGP Armed AK Choudhary ...

Pilgrim killed, 3 others injured in Reasi mishap

JAMMU: A pilgrim headed to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine was killed and three others injured on Thursday in a road accident in Reasi district. The bus which was on way to Katra carrying pilgrims tu...

CRPF jawan dies of cardiac arrest in Baramulla

Srinagar, Oct 19 : A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan, who was deployed in north Kashmir district of Baramulla for election duty, died of cardiac arrest, official sources said here on Friday...

Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 19: Train service resumed on Friday after remaining suspended on Thursday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike against civilian ...

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests

Srinagar, Oct 19: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the city here in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to prevent a separatist-called protest and maintain law and order, police said. There is...

4 militants killed near LoC

Srinagar, Oct 19: Four militants were killed by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, military sources said on Friday. Although the police has not conf...

7 soldiers injured in J&K IED explosion

Srinagar, Oct 19: Seven soldiers were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Friday. The explosion took place...

Religious fervor marks Dussehra celebration at Ramban

RAMBAN Oct 18: Marking the victory of good over evil, Dussehra was celebrated with full religious fervour and gaiety in Ramban here today. An impressive function was organized by Sanatan Dharam Sa...

Kaustubh, Khushi Shubh emerges joint winners in Devotional Song Competition

KATRA OCTOBER 18: The prestigious Navratra Festival in the holy town of Katra came to a musical conclusion last evening with Kaustubh from Rajasthan & Khushi Shubh from Chamba (Himachal Pradesh)...

Dussehra, Mahanavami celebrated with religious fervour across Jammu

JAMMU, OCTOBER 18: Advisor to Governor, B.B Vyas today greeted the people on the occasion of Dussehra and Mahanavami and highlighted the significance of the day as the triumph of good over evil. He ...

Section 144 CrPC imposed in and around exam centres in Bandipora

BANDIPORA, OCTOBER 18: In order to ensure the smooth conduct of annual regular examinations for 10th, 11th and 12th classes and to curb tendency of external interference, section 144 CrPC shall be imposed in and around the examination centres of district Bandipora. Under section 144 CrPC, any person not concerned with the conduct of examination in any manner, shall not be allowed to enter with...

DDC Anantnag reviews progress under CAPEX Budget, Flagship programmes

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 18: The District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik today chaired a meeting to review the physical and financial achievements of various departments under District CAPEX Budget 2018 – 19. The DDC took sector wise review of progress of projects undertaken by different departments/agencies under District CAPEX Budget allocation and other centrally sponsor...

Draft Juvenile Justice Bill-2018: Social Welfare Deptt seeks suggestions of stakeholders

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: The Government has put the Draft Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Bill 2018 in public domain to solicit views and suggestions of all the stakeholders. According to the Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, the draft bill is available on the official website of Social Welfare Department at www.jksocialwelfare.nic.in. He said the...

Advisor Vyas to conduct public hearing in Jammu on Oct 19

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. B B Vyas, will be available to meet public deputations at the Convention Centre (State Guest House), Canal Road, Jammu, from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm on 19 October, 2018 (Friday).

JKSDM organizes International Industry Collaboration program

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: In order to understand the challenges and opportunities in skill development, employment generation, entrepreneurship development and to strengthen skill-entrepreneurship eco-...

Department of Technical Education starts cleanliness drive

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: The department of Technical Education has started a chain of Cleanliness Drive "From Me to You" in which a large of staff members and students participated. The participants we...

Canadian tourists all praise of Kashmir’s beauty, hospitality

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Director Tourism Kashmir, Tasaduq Jeelani today interacted with a group of Canadian tourists who are enjoying their holidays in Kashmir. While sharing their memorable experien...

Mega Legal Services- cum- Awareness Camp held at Kupwara

KUPWARA, OCTOBER 18: Under the aegis of NALSA and as per the directions of Chief Justice Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, High Court Of Jammu and Kashmir and under the able leadership and guidance of Mr. ...

GHSS Aragam celebrates Annual Day

BANDIPORA, OCTOBER 18: Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Bandipora today celebrated its annual day in which District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary was the...

District Administration Shopian acts tough on illegal mining

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 18: Acting tough on the illegal mining at Rambiara Nallah of district Shopian, District Development Commissioner Dr Owais Ahmed directed for seizure of vehicles and detention of the people involved. During the action against violators a total of twenty vehicles including tippers, tractors, JCB and excavators were seized in a single day. DDC Shopian Dr Owais Ahmed said that ...

Transfers, Postings in Health Department

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: The Government today ordered transfers and postings in Health department. According to the order issued by the Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Dr Sameer Mattoo, Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization J&K has been transferred and posted as Director Health Services Jammu relieving Bhupinder Singh, Mission Director NHM of the Additional Ch...

Kashmir Invitation Cup Football Tournament starts out at TRC Ground Srinagar

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Real Kashmir Football Club on Thursday displayed outstanding performance, defeating Delhi United with 7-0 goals in the first match of the Kashmir Invitation Cup Football Tournament here this morning. The Kashmir Invitation Cup is being jointly organized by JKFA & JKSSC at TRC Football Turf, Srinagar. Eight teams are participating in the ongoing tourney. The 4 guest tea...

Hirdesh Kumar reviews progress of power schemes in Anantnag, Kulgam

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 18: The Commissioner Secretary Power Development Department, Hirdesh Kumar reviewed the progress achieved under Saubhgya, DDUY, PMDP and other power schemes in Anantnag and Kulgam districts here today. District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik, Chief Engineer, M&RE, Qazi Hashmat, Chief Engineer Projects Wing, Naseer Ahmad, SE Anantnag /Kulgam, Xens of...

Farooq Shah reviews beautification of Jhelum bund, strengthening FPC embankments

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Secretary PHE, I&FC, and DMRRR Farooq Ahmad Shah today toured Jhelum and Flood Spill Channels embankments at various places in Srinagar and took stock of pace of ongoing beautification works. During his visit, he directed officials of the Irrigation and Flood Control department to ban any kind of construction of roads on the sides of the bank, as they can weaken the emban...

Advisor Ganai greets people on Mahanavami, Dussehra

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18 - Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has extended greetings to the people on the auspicious occasions of Mahnavami and Dussehra and expressed hope that these great festivals will usher in an era of peace, harmony and prosperity in the state. In his message of felicitations, Ganai said that celebrating holy festivals is an important part of our rich cultural...

Advisor Kumar visits Kargil, reviews developmental scenario

KARGIL, OCTOBER 18: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today took stock of the developmental and security scenario in Kargil during his day long visit to the district. During the visit, the Adviso...

DC B’la for timely digitization of Land Revenue Records

BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 18: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today convened a meeting of revenue officers here to review the implementation of Digital India Land Records modernization programme and other revenue matters. Regional Director Land Records North Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, Director Planning Baramulla, AG Malik, ADC Baramulla, Farooq Ahmad Baba ADC Sopore, Ashiq Huss...

Disaster management programme begins at Waltengo

KULGAM, OCTOBER 18: A three day disaster management programme today began at Waltengo, a remote village in Kund valley of Kulgam district. 50 volunteers are being imparted comprehensive training during the programme organised by District Disaster Management Authority Kulgam under the aegis of State Disaster Management Authority. A team of experts from SDRF and Civil Defence have been roped ...

Bakshi Stadium to be ready by March 2019 for international tournaments

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: Secretary, Youth Service & Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez Thursday said that Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) approved Bakshi Stadium would be ready by Marc...

DSEK visits school for specially-abled students in Bijbehara

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 18: Director School Education, Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo, has impressed upon the teaching fraternity to work with passion and dedication towards imparting education to the specially-...

DDC Kupwara visits Mannigah; Takes stock of availability of essentials

KUPWARA, OCTOBER 18: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today conducted an extensive tour of Mannigah area of the district to check availability of basic amenities to the p...

DDC Kulgam reviews implementation of sports for peace, development

KULGAM, OCTOBER, 18: District Development Commissioner, Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today convened a meeting to review the implementation of Sports for peace and development in all six zones of district. The meeting was attended by ACR, CPO, DSP headquarters, DYSSO, and other officials of DYSS Kulgam. During the meeting, the DDC was informed that sports activities are continuing in full swing in all...

Sports events under “Khelo India’ initiative conclude at Drass

DRASS, OCTOBER 18: A host of sports events under ‘Khelo India’ initiative concluded here today at Horse Polo Ground wherein Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Vikas Kundal was the chief gues...

Mirwaiz, Geelani remain under house arrest, Malik lodged in jail

Srinagar, Oct 18 : There was no relief for separatists as chairmen of both the factions of Hurriyat Conference (HC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq remained under house arrest wh...

No move to deploy 'Black Cat' commandos in J-K:Guv Malik

Srinagar, Oct 18: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said there is no move to deploy 'Black Cat' commandos of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) in counter-militancy operations in the s...

Mobile internet service restored in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 18: Mobile internet service of all cellular companies, including the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), was restored on Thursday after remaining suspended on Wednesday due to security...

Normal life crippled in Kashmir due to day-long strike

Srinagar, Oct 18: Normal life was crippled in Kashmir valley on Thursday as shops and business establishments were closed, while traffic was off the road due to an ongoing strike called by the separa...

Lt Gen Paramjit visits Poonch, reviews security ahead of Panchayat Polls

Jammu, Oct 18: General Officer Commanding White Knight Corps, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh on Thursday visited to the bordering Poonch district and reviewed security scenario especially ahead of Panchayat P...

JKPA condemns thrashing of journalists by SF in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 18; Jammu Kashmir Press Association (JKPA) has condemned alleged thrashing of video and photo-journalists by security forces while covering an encounter in downtown Srinagar on Wednesda...

Curfew-like restrictions imposed in SeK, downtown Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 18: Curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and parts of civil lines in Srinagar on Thursday following a strike called by separatists against ...

Cop martyred, LeT Cmdr among three militants killed, 1 arrested

SRINAGAR: A day after the Municipal elections ended in the state, three militants, including a wanted Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander involved in several killings, and a policeman were killed, and tw...

SAC approves hike in SPOs’ honorariums by up to 200%

SRINAGAR: Exactly three weeks after receiving the requisite approval from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the State Administrative Council (SAC)- equivalent to Cabinet in popular government has g...

Security situation 'fragile' along LoC, Army ready for ‘any challenge’: NAC

JAMMU: There has been no change in terror infrastructure across the Line of Control after Imran Khan took charge as Pakistan prime minister, the Indian Army said on Wednesday and termed as "fragile" ...

Militants shouldn’t expect bouquets in return of bullets: Malik talks tough

SRINAGAR: Talking tough on terrorism, Governor Satya Pal Malik has said militants don't have "much of a shelf life" with more than 40 being killed since August in Kashmir Valley and should not expect...

Dengue: 9 more tested positive, total 71 in 2018

JAMMU: Nine more cases of Dengue have been reported in the State, taking the total number of patients affected with the disease so far this year to 71. The maximum cases of Dengue have been reported ...

#MeToo: M J Akbar resigns

NEW DELHI: Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar stepped down Wednesday in the face of mounting pressure following a spate of allegations of sexual harassment against him by several women ...

DSEJ forms panel against sexual harassment, Chairperson on maternity leave till Nov 30!

JAMMU: The insensitivity and casual approach of School Education Department reflected once again on Wednesday, when the department constituted a Committee Against Sexual Harassment (CASH) of women te...

In Kashmir Valley, seven out of every 10 wards saw no polling!

SRINAGAR: The just-concluded urban local body polls in Kashmir recorded a poor voter turnout but it will perhaps be remembered for nearly 70 per cent of wards not witnessing any polling as there was ...

Punjab police seeks info on J&K students

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police is learnt to have sought information, including Aadhaar number, contact details and latest photograph, about students from Jammu and Kashmir, besides other states studying i...

Valley students will not leave AMU en masse

ALIGARH : Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University have deferred their decision to surrender their degrees and leave the campus en masse Wednesday following revocation of the suspension ord...

Railways for declaring Leh strategic line a nat’l project

NEW DELHI: Railways has proposed that its strategically significant Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the Indo-China border, which will be the world's highest railway track, be declared a national proje...

Youth injured in mine blast

JAMMU: A youth was critically injured on Wednesday when he accidentally stepped over a landmine along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district. Mohammad Ramzan (22), a resident of Deri Dabse v...

Ready for panchayat polls: DGP

JAMMU: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh Wednesday said his force was ready for the nine-phased panchayat elections scheduled to begin from November 17 in the state. "Polic...

Guv greets on Mahanavami, Dussehra

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik has felicitated the people on the occasion of Mahanavami and Dussehra and hoped that both these auspicious festivals would be the harbingers of peace, progress and ...

Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Oct 18: A shutdown called by separatists affected life across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday with heavy security deployed here and other vulnerable places. The Joint Resistance Leadershi...

Katra bound bus meets accident, four pilgrims injured

Jammu, Oct 18: At least four Shri Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims suffered injuries when a Katra bound bus on Thursday met with an accident in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. "A bus ferrying pilgr...

Militant involved in Pattan grenade attack killed by SFs in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 18: A militant, who was involved in a grenade attack on a police checkpoint in Pattan in Baramulla on Wednesday, was killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir distric...

Traffic resumes on Srinagar-Leh road, Jammu- Kashmir highway, Mughal roads clear

Srinagar, Oct 18: Traffic was restored on Thursday on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, the only road linking Ladakh region with Kashmir, after remaining suspended due to snow and slippery r...

Train services again suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 18: Train service was again suspended on Thursday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike against civilian killings, arresting of ...

Militant killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 18: A militant was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Thursday. On Wednesday evening, the police had set up a check...

Advisor Vyas takes stock of power scenario, infrastructure upgradatio

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 17: Advisor to the Governor BB Vyas convened a meeting of the Power Development Department (PDD) here today to discuss the issues projected by people during the public grievances’ r...

CS flags off special cleanliness drive launched by Directorate of Technical Education

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 17: Terming Srinagar as one of the most beautiful cities, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today said that cleanliness plays key role towards developing an optimisticand productive ...

Top LeT commander neutralised in Srinagar encounter

Srinagar, Oct 17: Top Lashkar-Toiba commander Mehrajudin Bangroo was among three ultras neutralised and a policeman was martyred in an encounter in downtown Srinagar on Wednesday morning. Four oth...

69% of 598 wards in Kashmir Valley did not witness polling

Srinagar, Oct 17: The just-concluded urban local body polls in Kashmir recorded a poor voter turnout but it will perhaps be remembered for nearly 70 per cent of wards not witnessing any polling as th...

J&K Police pays tribute to SOG jawan killed in Srinagar encounter

Srinagar, Oct 17: The Jammu and Kashmir Police paid floral tribute to a jawan of Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, who was killed in an encounter with militants in this summer capital, ...

Militants attack forces party in Pattan

Srinagar, Oct 17: A Deputy Superintendent of police (DySP Operations) and his PSO were injured in a grenade attack at Pattan area of North Kashmir's Baramulla district on Wednesday afternoon. A p...

Clashes erupt in several parts of Downtown Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 17: The security forces on Wednesday burst tear gas shells to disperse demonstrators protesting in some areas in downtown Srinagar against the killing of three militants in an encounter...

Journalists thrashed by SFs near encounter site in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 17: About 12 video and photo-journalists besides reporters -- representing local, national and international media houses -- were allegedly thrashed by security forces (SFs) on Wednesda...

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS Final phase today, 156 candidates in poll fray for 37 Wards in Srinagar, Ganderbal

SRINAGAR: With many candidates elected unopposed and a number segments not receiving a single nomination, there will be voting in only 37 of the 132 wards which were scheduled to go for polls on Tues...

AMU Sedition Row 2 Kashmiri students’ suspension revoked

ALIGARH: The stand-off between the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) administration and Kashmiri students has finally ended after the university revoked the suspension of two Kashmiri students of the t...

SFs won’t count bullets against Pak, asserts HM

JAMMU: Accusing Pakistan of trying to destablise India by sending terrorists across the border, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been asked not to fire...

First tremors of GoI’s new GST Officer felt in Jammu, Samba

JAMMU: The sleuths of the Income Tax Department today carried five simultaneous raids at as many business establishments suspected of tax evasion in twin districts of Jammu and Samba and seized recor...

#MeToo J&K native NSUI president resigns

NEW DELHI: NSUI national president Fairoz Khan has stepped down from his post following charges of sexual harassment, sources in the Congress said Tuesday. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has acce...

HC asks ECI to clear its stand within five weeks

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed the Election Commission of India to clear its stand on holding the by-elections for the Anantnag Parliamentary seat, pending for two-and...

DSEJ warns punitive action against illegal tuition centres

S.SHEKHAR JAMMU: The Directorate of School Education Jammu (DSEJ) today warned all those tuition centers and coaching institutes of punitive action, which are allegedly functioning in violation of...

J&K Bank’s half-yearly profit up by 44 percent

JAMMU: The state-owned premier financial institution, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, has reported a 44% increase in its net profit to Rs 146.34 Crore for the half year ended 30th September 2018 after the re...

42 officials suspended

SHOPIAN: To ensure punctuality of employees in the government offices, the District Administration Shopian today ordered suspension of 42 officials who were found on unauthorized absence from their r...

88 new public services in 16 depts notified

SRINAGAR: The State Government on Tuesday issued formal notification bringing 88 services in 16 Departments under the Public Service Guarantee Act-2011. The proposal in this regard was approved ea...

11 Munsiffs promoted as Sub-Judges

SRINAGAR: Strengthening the judiciary of state, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday promoted 11 Munsiffs as Sub-Judges on ad-hoc basis. Besides, Supertime Scale was granted to one Senior S...

Panel to examine selection of Co for Sapphire Mining

SRINAGAR: The Governor's administration today accorded sanction to the constitution of an official panel which will examine the process followed for the selection of M/S Mineworks Pvt Ltd, New Delhi for exploration and exploitation of Sapphire Mines in Joint Venture with J&K Minerals Ltd. The official panel— 'Group of Officers'— will also examine relevant mining laws and rules as well. Acco...

Srinagar-Leh highway closed, Kashmir highway through

Srinagar, Oct 17: The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, the only road linking Ladakh region with Kashmir, was closed on Wednesday due to fresh snowfall since early this morning and slippery ...

Roads to dozens of far-flung, remote areas near LoC closed due to snowfall

Srinagar, Oct 17: Dozens of far-flung and remote villages near the Line of Control (LoC), including border town of Keran, Tangdhar and Gurez, were on Wednesday cut off with their respective district ...

Educational institutions closed in Srinagar, KU suspends class work

Srinagar, Oct 17: All educational institutions were closed as a precautionary measure on Wednesday in the summer capital, Srinagar, where three militants were killed and a constable of Special Operat...

Mobile internet services suspended in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 17: Mobile internet services of all cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), were suspended on Wednesday for security reasons in the summer capital, Srinagar. ...

Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 17: Train service resumed on Wednesday after remaining suspended on Tuesday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike in poll bound a...

#Big_Breaking | Policeman, 3 militants killed in Srinagar gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 17: A Jammu and Kashmir policeman and three militants were killed in a gunfight in old city area of Srinagar on Wednesday, police said. The four died in the gun battle that erupted b...

Gunfight rages in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 17: A gunfight started early on Wednesday in the old city area here in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Security forces surrounded the Fateh Kadal area following information about the...

DH Rajouri celebrates World Anaesthesia Day

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 16: District Hospital Rajouri today organised a session to celebrate World Anaesthesia Day. Medical Superintendent Dr. Mehmood Hussain Bajar said that the day commemorates the first successful demonstration of ether anesthesia on October 16, 1846. “This ranks as one of the most significant events in the history of medicine and took place at the Massachusetts General Hospi...

Exciting competitions under Khelo-India witnessed at Samba

SAMBA, OCTOBER 16: Subsequent to the grand opening ceremony of Block Level competitions under Khelo-India scheme, events of Badminton, Wrestling, Volleyball and Kabbadi were today played in tensely fought matches. On the occasion, Addl Superintendent of Police (Addl. SP) Samba Faisal Qureshi, was chief guest. He met each participant and witnessed matches. Later he congratulated the winning teams...

DDC Kick-Starts “Khelo India” sports initiative at Baramulla

BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 16: As part of Khelo India Sports initiative taken up by the Government of India on the theme "Peace and Development”, District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today formally kick-started Khelo India sports event here at Showket Ali Stadium. The event witnessed an overwhelming response from the young and old alike, and enthusiastic sportsmen arrive...

DC reviews Traffic Management in Poonch

POONCH, OCTOBER 16: District Development Commissioner Rahul Yadav today reviewed traffic management system in the district here at a meeting of concerned officers. The meeting was attended by SS...

Navratra Festival: 8 singers qualify for semifinal of devotional song competition

JAMMU, OCTOBER 16: Eight Singers have qualified for semi-final of devotional song competition being held here as part of annual Navratra Festival. Addressing the media here today, the Chairman All Indian Devotional Song Committee Rakesh Wazir said that out of 14 participants in the quarter final, 8 of them- MalkitKadri (Punjab), Kripal&RashPal Brothers (Punjab), AlmastSonu (Punjab), Khushi Shu...

DC delivers lecture to Civil Service aspirants

POONCH, OCTOBER 16: Development Commissioner Rahul Yadav today delivered 2nd lecture on Civil Service preparation and interacted with students here at GDC Poonch. Principal M H Shah, Lecturers and...

JKHB removes encroachments on Channi park

JAMMU, OCTOBER 16: Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board (JKHB) officials today removed encroachments here at Channi Himmat park and restored it to public. According to a handout, on the directions of ...

Municipal Polls-2018: CEO reviews counting arrangements

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra today reviewed arrangements put in place for the counting of votes on October 20 (Saturday) in all the districts of the State....

DH Rajouri celebrates World Anaesthesia Day

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 16: District Hospital Rajouri today organised a session to celebrate World Anaesthesia Day. Medical Superintendent Dr. Mehmood Hussain Bajar said that the day commemorates the first successful demonstration of ether anesthesia on October 16, 1846. “This ranks as one of the most significant events in the history of medicine and took place at the Massachusetts General Hospi...

Training imparted to counting staff in Rajouri

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 16: District election authority organized a session to impart necessary technical and general training to the staff deployed for the counting of votes polled in the recently held urban Body elections. The staff trained in handling of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and other related processes under the supervision of District Election Officer Mohammad Aijaz Asad. A...

Jammu: IGP reviews security scenario ahead of Durbar move

JAMMU, OCTOBER 16: Inspector General of Police Security, Alok Kumar today reviewed the security scenario ahead of bi-annual move of civil secretariat and other offices to the winter capital here at a meeting attended by senior officers from Police/Security Forces and Civil Administration. The meeting was convened to discuss the security arrangements for smooth and incident free move of Gover...

Dr Jitendra reviews progress on Devika Rejuvenation Project

UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER 16:: Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region and Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh today reviewed the progress and implementation of ambitious ho...

DDC Ramban reviews progress under District capex budget, CSSs

RAMBAN, OCTOBER 16: District Development Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today reviewed progress under district capex budget 2018-19 and major projects here at a meeting of line departments. The ...

Advisor Kumar for effective law enforcement to prevent, control pollution in JK

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today asked State Pollution Control Board for protecting the environment by preventing and controlling pollution by effective law enforcement ...

Khelo India: DDC Kishtwar inaugurates Sports festival

KISHTWAR, OCTOBER 16: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana today inaugurated Sports festival under ‘Khelo India’-Sports for Peace and Development, a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. event was organized by Department of Youth Services and Sports under the supervision of DYSSO Deewan Chand Thakur . others present were SSP Rajinder Kumar Gupta, ASP , CEO, CAO besides...

Official panel to examine selection process of mining company

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: The Governor's administration today accorded sanction to the constitution of an official panel which will examine the process followed for the selection of M/S Mineworks Pvt Ltd, New Delhi for exploration and exploitation of Sapphire Mines in Joint Venture with J&K Minerals Ltd. The official panel— 'Group of Officers'— will also examine relevant mining laws and rules as w...

Joint team inspects Private coaching Centres

JAMMU, OCTOBER 16: An inspection team of Directorate of School Education Jammu today conducted surprise checking of the private Tuition/ coaching centers here in main city areas. The team comprising Joint Director School Education Jammu, Latif Choudhary, Personnel Officer, Directorate of School Education Jammu, Rajeev Khajuria and Chief Education Officer Jammu, J.K. Sudan inspected ASL, Akash,...

Govt notifies 88 new services in 16 Departments under PGSA

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: The Government today issued formal notification bringing 88 services in 16 Departments under the Public Service Guarantee Act-2011. The proposal in this regard was approved earlier by the State Administrative Council (SAC) in its meeting chaired by Governor Satya Pal Malik on 4 October 2018. The new Departments brought under the ambit of PGSA include Tourism, Industries & ...

Govt committed to groom JK’s football talent: Sarmad Hafeez

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Secretary Youth Services and Sports Sarmad Hafeez today said that Government is committed to providing each and every support needed for boosting the football infrastructure a...

2 PHE officials suspended for negligence of duty

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: The Government today suspended Assistant Executive Engineer and Establishment Clerk of PHE Division, Budgam for online registration of Casual, Seasonal Labours/Workers (CSLWs) engaged on need-based for a limited period before 2009 against the norms. According to the order issued by Secretary PHE and I&FC: “in pursuance of the provisions of Rule 31 of J&K Civil Services, C...

Advisor Kumar holds public grievance camp in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Continuing the Governments public outreach programme, Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar held grievance redressal camp at JK Governor's Grievance Cell at Church Lane, Sonwar w...

Interaction with Degree College Principals : Advisor Ganai stresses on improving quality of higher education

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai Tuesday called for further improving the quality of education in colleges to bring it at par with the international standards. The A...

Garg chairs maiden review meeting as DC Doda

DODA, OCTOBER 16: After assuming the office as Deputy Commissioner, Anshul Garg, today interacted with the District and Sectoral Officers here at a review introductory cum review meeting. The me...

DC Kathua flags off farmers’ study tour under MIDH

KATHUA, OCTOBER 16: A farmers’ study tour for “Training within the State” under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) 2018-19 was flagged off here today by Deputy Commissioner...

ULB Polls: DEO holds meeting with candidates ahead of counting

KATHUA, OCTOBER 16: District Election Officer Rohit Khajuria today said that the election authorities have made adequate arrangements for the counting of votes polled in the recently held Urban Loc...

Div Com Jammu reviews progress of dev projects in Reasi

REASI, OCTOBER 16: Divisional Commissioner Jammu today took stock of developmental projects, ordered road safety audition and promotion of local craft in the district here at a review meeting. He su...

Arrangements reviewed for conduct of Mega Legal Services Camp in Anantnag

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 16: The district administration in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority Anantnag is organising a Mega Legal Services Camp at Anantnag on 25 October, 2018, for which arrangements were today reviewed in a meeting held here at DakBunglow Khannabal, under the Chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik in presence of Principal ...

Rajouri: DC inspects GMC construction works

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 16: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad on Tuesday inspected the developmental works and reviewed the physical and financial achievements of key projects being executed in this border district. The projects reviewed holds significance for strengthening infrastructure in education, tourism and road sectors besides providing enhanced medical facilities to the l...

Govt invites nominations for State Awards-2019

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: The Government has invited nominations for the grant of State Awards, for the year2019, on theeve of Republic Day. According to a notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the nominations/recommendations of eligible persons/ organizations, along with citation(s), brief bio-data and supporting documents should be sent to GAD by or before 30th Nove...

AMU Issue: Governor speaks to Prakash Javadekar, Prof Tariq Mansoor

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Governor Satya Pal Malik this morning spoke to Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar seeking his intervention to ensure smooth studies of the Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Governor also spoke to Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University, Prof Tariq Mansoor in this regard. Malik urged Javadekar and Prof Tariq ...

DDC Shopian suspends 42 employees

SHOPIAN OCTOBER 18: To ensure punctuality of employees in the government offices, the District Administration Shopian today ordered suspension of 4 officials of CPO Shopian, 2 officials of CEO, 2 officials of DPO, 4 officials of CPO, 8 Officials of D.C Office and 19 officials of Food and Civil Supplies, District Statistical & Evaluation Office and Deputy Chief Medical Office Shopian. On the di...

Training session for counting staff held in Anantnag

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 16: The first training session of the counting staff, including Supervisors, counting assistants and additional counting staff, deputed for ULB Elections – 2018 Anantnag was held in DakBunglow, Anantnag today. The staff was trained about the various aspects of smooth counting process.

Skill development training for Mushroom Growers starts in Budgam

BUDGAM, OCTOBER 16: A month long Skill Development Training Programme for Mushroom Growers sponsored by Agriculture Skill Council of India and ICAR-ATARI Zone I, Ludhiana started today in which 20 aspirants from different parts of district Budgam are participating. Prof Mushtaq Ah, Director Extension SKUAST-Kashmir was Chief Guest on the occasion. Director Extension SKUAST-Kashmir briefly discu...

Travel Agents meet Secy Tourism, raise issues

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Secretary Tourism, Rigzian Sampheal today said that Rs 2000 crore have been earmarked for the development of tourism infrastructure at various destinations in the state under ...

World Food Day observed at Bandipora

BANDIPORA, OCTOBER 16: District Administration Bandipora today celebrated World Food Day in collaboration with Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department. The theme of the world F...

rrangements reviewed for conduct of Mega Legal Services Camp in Kupwara

KUPWARA, OCTOBER 16: In connection with mega legal services-cum-awareness camp to be organized in Kupwara on 18th October at TRC, a high-level meeting convened by DC Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir and co-c...

DC Kargil holds public durbar at Drass

KARGIL, SEPTEMBER 16: Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, LAHDC, Kargil, Vikas Kundal today listened to public grievances at Dak Bungalow, Drass here. Hundreds of people attended the public darbar where they raised their individual and collective problems including developmental issues before the DC. The Deputy Commissioner gave a patient hearing to their grievances and demands a...

Cent percent household electrification in JK soon: Commissioner Secy PDD

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 16: Jammu and Kashmir is all set to achieve the target of providing ‘Power for All’ with electrification of each and every household across the state soon. This was stated by the ...

Rohit Kansal reviews progress of JTFRP

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring Department Rohit Kansal today chaired the meeting of officials here to review the progress and implementation of Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP). The meeting was attended by CEO Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), Dr Raghav Langar, Chief Engineer ERA, Showkat Ahmad Wani, Director Planning and Coordin...

Ensure road safety, improved mobility: Dr Samoon to officers

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Principal Secretary Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Departments Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon today directed the officers to ensure safety of commuters and imp...

Feroz Khan calls on Advisor Vyas

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Chairman / Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan Tuesday called on Advisor to Governor BB Vyas. The CEC raised several developmental issues related to Karg...

Advisor Vyas deliberates on issues raised by trade, industrial bodies

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Advisor to the Governor, BB Vyas convened a high-level meeting here today to examine the issues raised by trade and industrial associations including KCCI, PHD Chambers of both ...

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

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

NSUI president resigns after being accused of sexual harassment

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

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

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

Rain adds to voters' reluctance in Srinagar, Ganderbal

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

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

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

JKSSB issues provisional shortlist for Assistant

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

Mahila Kissan Diwas observed at Bandipora

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

Draft Master Plan for Banihal town discussed

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

DC Baramulla reviews implementation of PC&PNDT Act

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

MP Nazir Laway calls on Governor

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

Zafar Iqbal Manhas calls on Governor

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

Tasaduq highlights JK’s tourism potential in Moscow

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

PCCF reviews functioning of Wildlife Protection Department in Jammu

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

Women Farmers Day :Agriculture Department celebrates

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

Secretary IT calls on Governor

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

Secretary Tourism calls on Governor

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

Prof Sanjeev Jain, VC SMVDU meets Governor

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

VC KU Prof Talat Ahmad calls on Governor

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

Governor meets several delegations

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

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

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

DDC Kupwara reviews progress on Land Records Digitization

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

DC Kargil chairs DLC meet on PMAY-G

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

Vehicle loaded with illicit timber seized in Kehmil Forest Division

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

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

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

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

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

DDC Budgam urges women to participate in progressive farming

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

Awareness camp under Swachh Bharat Mission held at Budgam

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

Dulloo reviews progress of work on AIIMS, Medical Colleges

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

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

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

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

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

415 KM Jalandhar-Amargarh transmission systemthrough

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

Chief Secretary reviews Durbar Move arrangements

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

Advisor Vyas inaugurates SHRC Sub-Office at Rajouri

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

337 more promotions in JKP

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

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

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

Police refutes reports, says pic showing youth joining militancy fake

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

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

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

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

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

Three drug peddlers held in JK

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

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

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

Kerala HC grants bail to rape accused Bishop Mulakkal

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

Searches on in J&K's Kulgam

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

Life remains crippled in Pulwama, returns to normal in Kupwara

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

Man slips to death in Reasi

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

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

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

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

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

Dengue scare weaning off, cases 80% down this year

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

#MeToo | Akbar returns Ind, rejects allegations

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

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

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

On SHRC directions, GMCH seeks retd doctors to serve voluntarily

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

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

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

Discussed matter with UP govt: Guv

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

Benefits extended to SMVDSB employees

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

‘Think beyond medical, engineering’

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

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

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

Minor boy, 150 animals killed in snow strom

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

Pak breaches Loc in Poonch

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

2 rifles looted

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

Army organizes marathon for peace, harmony in J&K

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

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

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

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

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

Militants decamp with weapons in J&K

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