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Committee on Ladakh Division visits Kargil

KARGIL FEBRUARY 23: In order to examine and report on the periodicity of the Divisional Commissioner’s and IG’s sitting at Kargil and Leh and decide other necessary measures for operationalisation of...

Justice Masoodi inaugurates orientation prog for DCPOs

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 23: Chairperson Selection-cum-Oversight Committee (SCOC) Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi today inaugurated a one-day induction-cum-orientation programme for District Child Protection O...

Div Com reviews stock position of essential commodities across valley

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 23: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting with all Deputy Commissioners to review stock and supply position of essential commodities like r...

Power shutdown

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 23: According to Superintending Engineer, Elect. Maintt. & R.E. Circle-1, Jammu, to carry out work for installation of poles under IPDS/PMDP Scheme, the shutdown of 11KV feeder at 33/...

Training programme for poll personnel, Nodal Officers held at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, FEBRUARY 23: District Election authorities, conducted one day training programme for Nodal Officers and poll personnel regarding general election 2019 under the supervision of District ...

Training cum demonstration program on EVM, VVPAT held at Samba

SAMBA, FEBRUARY 23: Under the supervision of District Election Officer, Sushma Chauhan, training cum demonstration programme was held here today. During the training programme, Dy. District Election...

Training cum awareness imparted to polling staff at Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, FEBRUARY 23: In view of upcoming general elections, a 3 day training cum awareness on EVM/ VVPAT was imparted to the polling staff including Presiding Officers of the district here today u...

Union Textiles Minister e-inaugurates Srinagar office of Carpet Export Promotion Council

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 23: Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani today inaugurated Srinagar office of Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) in the premises of IICT Srinagar through video confe...

Social Forestry Division Udhampur launches plantation drive

UDHAMPUR, FEBRUARY 23: Social Forestry Division Udhampur, in its ongoing efforts to add green cover and improve road side aesthetics, has launched a massive winter plantation drive along-side Dhar Ro...

D C Raina meets Governor

JAMMU, FEBURARY 23: Shri D C Raina, who has recently been nominated as Member of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Shri D C Raina put fo...

Justice Rajesh Bindal inaugurates front office at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, FEBRUARY-23:- Executive Chairman State Legal Services Authority and Administrative Judge for Udhampur District, Justice Rajesh Bindal, today inaugurated front office of District Legal Servi...

Muhammad Younis Malik assumes charge as DSEK

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 23: Muhammad Younis Malik today assumed the charge as Director School Education Kashmir here. Muhammad Younis Malik said that strengthening of basic infrastructure, the optimal us...

Dr Shahid Iqbal convene introductory meeting with officers

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 23: Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary a day after he assumed charge as the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Saturday assured the officers of the district administration of his complete support...

Dr Piyush Singla assumes charge as DC Kathua, holds introductory meet

KATHU, A FEBRUARY 23 :- Dr Piyush Singla today assumed charge as Deputy Commissioner Kathua taking over from Rohit Khajuria who has been transferred to Udhampur. Dr. Singla held an introductory meet...

DC Budgam receives Rs 76.28 lakh to procure 2 critical care ambulances from Dir Airport

BUDGAM, FEBRUARY 23: In order to improve healthcare in Budgam, Director Airport Authority of India, Srinagar International Airport, Akash Deep Mathur today handed over a cheque of Rs 76.28 lakh to th...

Handicrafts Awareness camp at Handwara

HANDWARA, FEBRUARY 23: Department of Handicrafts organized an awareness camp at town hall Handwara here on Saturday under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner Handwara Gulzar Ahmad Bhat...

BJP youth activists held for trying to forcibly enter Eden Gardens

Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing were arrested on Saturday for trying to forcibly enter the Eden Gardens here to demand pictures of Pakistan's World Cup winning...

Cuevas, Auger-Aliassime, Bedene & Djere advance to Rio Open semis

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 23 (IANS) Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay (ranked 63), Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime (104), Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia and Serbia's Laslo Djere (90) have advanced to the Rio Open semifinal...

Apurvi wins gold at shooting World Cup

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Apurvi Chandela won the first gold for India at the ISSF World Cup by finishing on top of the women's 10 metre Air Rifle category here on Saturday. Apurvi also set a new w...

P.V. Sindhu flies in HAL's Tejas in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) India's ace badminton player P.V. Sindhu on Saturday flew in homegrown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Aero India air show being held in Bengaluru. "The flight wa...

Umtiti ready to start for Barca against Sevilla

Barcelona, Feb 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said that defender Samuel Umtiti, absent for most of the season due to injury, is fit enough to start against Sevilla. Since injuri...

Sachin Tendulkar biopic on Anil Kapoor's mind

Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor wants to star in cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's biopic. Asked which sports star's biopic would he like to do, Anil told IANS: "Sachin Tendulkar... Becaus...

I am in good place now, says fit-again Uthappa

Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Fit-again Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa, who is back in action after recovering from an ankle surgery, said "he is in a good place" at the moment after taking par...

Jet shareholders approve conversion of loan into shares

Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Shareholders of the beleaguered Jet Airways have approved a proposal to convert a part of company's loans into shares with an overwhelming majority. The development assumes s...

Odisha government obstructing Central projects worth Rs 1.36 lakh crore: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of general and Assembly elections in Odisha, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday accused the state government of stalling Rs 1,36,417 crore worth ...

Delhi's per capita income almost 3 times the national average: Economic Report

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The per capita income of Delhi at current prices during 2018-19 was estimated at Rs 3,65,529 - about three times against the per capita income at national level at Rs 1,25,39...

Microsoft workers ask Nadella to scrap US Army HoloLens contract

San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) A group of Microsoft workers has written a letter to CEO Satya Nadella and President Brad Smith, asking them to cancel a controversial contract with the US Army. In th...

Akhilesh meets CRPF martyr's family in Prayagraj

Prayagraj, Feb 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday met the family members of Mahesh Kumar Yadav, a CRPF trooper martyred in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14. Express...

Aerobatics by Surya Kiran jets enthrall at air show

Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) Daring aerobatics by the Surya Kiran jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) delighted thousands of people at the Aero India 2019 air show at the Yelahanka air base here on Saturd...

DMK calls for applications from Lok Sabha, assembly bypoll aspirants

Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The DMK on Saturday announced application forms for those wanting to contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and the bypolls to be held for 21 vacant assembly constituencies in Tam...

Government doesn't want to accept employment crisis: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that the Central government is not accepting the "employment crisis" in the country, and said that Prime Minister Narendra...

300 cars gutted in fire near Bengaluru air show

Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) A fire in the parking lot in front of the Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru, where the Aero India show is underway, gutted about 300 cars on Saturday, police said. No casualtie...

Mamata government creates DRI&E to tackle tax evasion, leakage of revenue

Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday lashed out at the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) during an event here on Saturday. "Capt...

Chidambaram targets Jaitley over Hooda's appointment

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley slammed the Congress over Lt. General (retired) D.S. Hooda's appointment as a member of the committee on national security, se...

Centre extending militaristic approach to northeast: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against Meghalaya Governor Tathagat Roy over h...

Toll in Assam hooch tragedy reaches 80

Guwahati, Feb 23 (IANS) The death toll in the Assam hooch tragedy has increased to 80, with the death of two more people, authorities said on Saturday. Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Satur...

D C Raina meets Governor

JAMMU, FEB 23: Shri D C Raina, who has recently been nominated as Member of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Shri D C Raina put forth...

Four CRPF men, five civilians Injured in road mishap in Baramulla

Srinagar, Feb 23: At least four Central Reserve Police Force personnel (CRPF) and five civilians were injured in a road accident in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday. Reports said tha...

Panic grips Kashmir Valley following raids

Srinagar, Feb 23: Panic gripped Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley on Saturday in the wake of raids which resulted in the detention of dozens of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) cadres, including its...

NC organises protest march against attack on Kashmiris

Srinagar, Feb 23: The National Conference (NC) on Saturday organised a protest march in Srinagar against attacks on Kashmiris, including students, in different parts of the country, after 44 CRPF pe...

Two engineers die in landslide near hydo electric project site in Kishtwar

Jammu, Feb 23: Two engineers have died after they got buried under the debris when a landslide hit at hydro electric project site in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. "Landslide occurred lat...

One rescued in J&K avalanche

Srinagar, Feb 23: One person was rescued on Saturday after he was trapped in an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, authorities said, adding that there was no one else missing. "...

Business activities remain affected in Srinagar civil lines

Srinagar, Feb 23: Business and other activities remained affected in the civil lines in summer capital, Srinagar, including Lal Chowk for the third day on Saturday, when traders closed their shops in...

You can imprison a person but not his ideas: Mehbooba on arrest of HC, JeI leaders

Srinagar, Feb 23: Questioning arrest of Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) leaders and workers during night-long raids in the Kashmir valley, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president ...

Akali Dal man tries to hoist tri color in Lal Chowk, detained

Srinagar, Feb 23: Police detained one person after he tried to hoist tricolor at Lal chowk on Saturday morning. Eye witness revealed that he was identified him as Deepak sharma from haryana and...

Over 6000 Rohingyas settled in Jammu, official survey confirms

JAMMU: There are over 6000 Rohingyas immigrants putting up at various places in Jammu district, an official survey conducted on the directions of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has confirmed, eve...

2 militants dead in Sopore

SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Baramulla district on Friday, even as two terrorist suspects from Kashmir believed to be associated with Jaish-e-...

Govt cancels leaves of Gazetted officers, EC team’s visit on Mar 4

JAMMU: With upcoming Lok Sabha elections in sight, the state government has cancelled the leaves of all its employees and asked them to remain available at their respective places of posting even as ...

SC directs states, UTs to act against assault on Kashmiris

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday directed chief secretaries and DGPs of states and UTs to take "prompt" and "necessary" action to prevent incidents of threat, social boycott and violence against K...

Centre issues directions

The Centre late Friday night asked all states to ensure security of people belonging to Jammu and Kashmir amid reports that some of them were attacked in different parts of the country in the wake of...

3 killed in landslides

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Three persons, including a minor, were killed and another injured when landslides hit two places in Poonch and Reasi districts even as around 33 houses were damaged in Bandipora distr...

Cornered, Pak takes control of Jaish HQ

LAHORE: Bowing down to intense international pressure to rein in militant groups operating from its soil, the Pakistan government on Friday took over the administrative control of the headquarters of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the terror outfit which claimed responsibility for the deadly Pulwama suicide attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir. In Islamabad, Pakistan Army said t...

Shortage of 454 Doctors in Jammu region, HC told

JAMMU: There is shortfall of as many as 454 Medical Officers, Consultants, Senior Consultant, Dental Surgeon and Consultant Dentistry in the 10 districts of the Jammu province, the government has inf...

Amit Shah to address 40,000 ‘Panna Pramukhs’ tomorrow

ARVIND SHARMA JAMMU: Ahead of the 2019 Parliamentary elections, the BJP national president Amit Shah will give boost to party’s organizational activities in Jammu and will also address a big rally...

5 days on, no breakthrough in GMC&H-J Drug Store fire

S.SHEKHAR JAMMU: Five days have passed since the mysterious fire incident at Drug Store of premiere Government Medical College & Hospital, Jammu took place on last Sunday evening but there is no b...

Act against terror: PM tells global community

SEOUL: Making a veiled attack on Pakistan's continued support to cross-border terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said the time has come for the global community to "unite and act" to comp...

J&K moves SC to shift seven Pak militants to Tihar

JAMMU: A plea by the Jammu and Kashmir government in the Supreme Court Friday sought transfer of seven Pakistani terrorists from Jammu jail to Tihar in the national capital, alleging they were 'indoctrinating' local prisoners. The seven terrorists are: Waqas Manzoor alias Qazir, Mohd Abdullah alias Abu Tallah and Zaffar Iqbal of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT); Zubair Talha Zarror alias Talha (LeT) from...

Centre lists projects to make Pak ‘thirsty’

NEW DELHI: A day after Union minister Nitin Gadkari said India had decided to "stop" the flow of its share of river water to Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty, the Water Resources Ministry on Friday issued details of various projects being worked upon to enforce it. These 3 projects are Shahpurkandi project, Ujh multipurpose project, and the second Ravi-Beas link below Ujh. "Under the l...

Shri Amarntahji Shrine Board (SASB) reconstituted

JAMMU: Seventeen days after the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday reconstituted the Shri Amarntahji Shrine Board (SASB), for a period of three years, wi...

Yaseen Malik detained, SFs on high alert

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yaseen Malik was detained Friday late night from his residence here amid indications of a wider crackdown on separatists in Jammu and Kashmir...

State advts stopped to 2 newspapers, alleges KEG

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) Friday claimed that the government has stopped state government advertisements to two major local dailies here and sought the attention of the Press Council of India and the Editors Guild to exercise their legal, ethical and professional mandate to intervene in the issue and ensure that the media was not strangulated. "With utmost regret, Kashmir Edito...

Ban on Doctors’ pvt practice: PIL listed on Mar 7

JAMMU: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking banning the private practice by the Government Doctors has been listed in the State High Court for March 7, 2019. The PIL No.6/2011 titled Vichar Kranti International & Anr V/s State of J&K & Ors seeks a ban on the private practice by the Government Doctors including the Doctors belonging to teaching faculty of Government Medical College, Jammu...

Deadline for GST returns extended

JAMMU: The Governor Administration after considering the difficulties faced by the Taxpayers in filing the monthly GSTR3B return for the month of January 2019, has got the due date of filing of the s...

32 killed in hooch tragedy

GUWAHATI: At least 32 persons, including 15 women, have died and over 40 others taken ill after consuming spurious liquor in two separate incidents in Assam's Golaghat and Jorhat districts, the polic...

Day curfew relaxed, 4G restored

JAMMU: Life limped back to normal after Jammu district administration relaxed day curfew on Friday. All government and private schools reopened almost after a week but colleges remained closed as a ...

Late night panic grips J&K

JAMMU: Panic gripped the entire state late Friday night following the reports of 100 companies of paramilitary forces being dispatched to Kashmir Valley, even as security forces in the Valley have be...

Jamaat-e-Islami chief among 12 detained in J&K

Srinagar, Feb 23: In a tough move authorities have detained dozens of Jamaat-e-Islami cadres in the Kashmir Valley, including its top leadership during a mass crackdown, police sources said. The ...

100 Columns Of Troops Airlifted To Srinagar Amid Major Crackdown In J&K

SRINAGAR: Amid a major crackdown on separatists in Jammu and Kashmir late last night, the Centre has sent hundred additional companies of paramilitary forces to the state on an urgent basis. Yesterda...

Ex-J&K CMs welcome SC direction on Kashmiri students

Srinagar, Feb 22: Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, two former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers, on Friday welcomed a Supreme Court direction on protection of Kashmiri students outside the state. ...

Blood of 40 slain CRPF troopers will not go in vain: Shah

Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu), Feb 22: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government will not let the sacrifice of 40 CRPF troopers to go ...

Jammu-Srinagar NH remains closed for third day, 1700 vehicles stranded

Jammu, Feb 22: Over 1700 vehicles are stranded as the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for the third consecutive day Friday due to landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban distric...

Court tells Minerva FC to await I-League panel ruling on Srinagar match

New Delhi, Feb 22: The Delhi High Court on Friday told Minerva Punjab FC to await the ruling of a committee appointed by I-League on the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) refusal to postpone th...

PM Modi asks global community to 'unite and act' to eradicate terror networks

Seoul, Feb 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the time has come for the global community to "unite and act" to completely eradicate terror networks and their financing supply channe...

Two Suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed Terrorists From Kashmir Arrested In UP, Says Police

NEW DELHI: Two men believed to be linked to Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed have been arrested from Uttar Pradesh, the police said on Friday, amid heightened nationwide security follo...

Malik admn seeks EC nod for filling in six seats in JK Legislative Council

'Boycotting Panchayat, Municipal elections may cost NC, PDP dearly " JAMMU: Even while the Legislative Assembly remains dissolved with no practical deadline for fresh polls, the Governor Satya Pal...

Body Corporates for twin capitals, Srinagar Master Plan ’35 okayed

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the proposal for incorporation of two Corporations by the name "Jammu Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Private Limited" and "Srinagar Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Private Limited" along with the Memorandum of Association (MoA) and Articles of Association (AoA) of these Corporations. These...

In desperate attempt to cool down Indian tempers, Pak bans Hafiz Cos

JAMMU: In wake of reports suggesting that India was taking international community into confidence for a major punitive action against Pakistan, the beleaguered Islamabad Thursday made several desperate attempts to cool down tempers in New Delhi. An assessment of many reports suggest that after a long day of hectic activities, Pakistan moved swiftly to ban the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Ha...

‘Time will come’, hints HM Rajnath

JAMMU: Amid outrage in the country over the Pulwama terror attack, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said "time will come" when people's sentiments and expectations will have "fulfilment". ...

8 KAS officers transferred

JAMMU: The Government on Thursday ordered transfers and postings of eight officers in the civil administration. According to an order of the General Administration Department, Sukhdev Singh Samya...

India imposes water cost on Pakistan; J&K, Punjab to benefit from diversion

JAMMU: India has decided to stop the flow of its share of water to Pakistan from rivers under the Indus Water Treaty, a move seen as an immediate fallout of deadly terrorist attack that killed 40 par...

Amit Shah blames Nehru for Kashmir

RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM: Kashmir remained an unresolved issue only because former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru tackled it in the wrong way, leading to Pakistan indulging in terrorist acts, BJP President...

Pak fires at Indian posts in Poonch

JAMMU: The Pakistan army fired on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, thereby violating the ceasefire for the third consecutive day, off...

Omar hits at PM as more reports of attacks on Kashmiri students pour in

SRINAGAR: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was silent on Kashmiri students being targeted in various parts of the country. Addressing the...

SC hearing plea today, NHRC issues notices

SRINAGAR: The Supreme Court Thursday agreed to hear tomorrow a PIL seeking protection for Kashmiri students being targeted following the Pulwama terror attack in different parts of the country. Th...

British era reminder, happening in India for first time, says Azad

New Delhi: In the backdrop of Kashmiris being targeted in some parts of the country in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday appealed to state gover...

National Highway again closed

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of vehicles got stranded after the 300-km-long Srinagar –Jammu national highway was closed yet on Thursday again due to fresh snowfall and landslides besides shooting stones, trigg...

NC Commander reviews central Kashmir situation

SRINAGAR: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Thursday visited Army units in central Kashmir where he was briefed on the ground situation prevalent in the valley, a defence spokesman said. ...

Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed

Jammu, Feb 22: The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed on Friday for the third consecutive day due to fresh snowfall and landslides at some place of the strategic 300 km-long road, a traffic depa...

J&K: Militant killed in Sopore encounter

Srinagar, Feb 22: A militant was killed on Friday by security forces in an encounter in apple township of Sopore, where authorities suspended mobile internet and imposed restrictions under Section 14...

Financial Literacy Camp held at Baramulla

BARAMULLA, FEBRUARY 21: To disseminate awareness among masses about various financial and banking services, J&K Grameen Bank Branch Pathla, in collaboration with NABARD, today organized a day lo...

Awareness camp on FMD organised at Bandipora

BANDIPORA, FEBRUARY 21: Department of Animal Husbandry Thursday organised a day-long awareness programme on Foot and Mouth Disease Control Programme (FMD CP). Around 150 progressive dairy farme...

Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah joins as DDC Pulwama

PULWAMA, FEBRUARY 21: Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah today joined as District Development Commissioner Pulwama. Immediately after assuming the charge, the District Development Commissioner held an intro...

Khalid Jahangir accorded farewell at Kupwara

KUPWARA, FEBRUARY 21: Outgoing Deputy Commissioner Khalid Jahangir was accorded a warm farewell by District Administration at DC Office in Kupwara today. He has been transferred and posted as Deput...

Mega Job fair held at Kulgam

KULGAM, FEBRUARY 21: District Development Commissioner Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today inaugurated one day job fair here at District Employment and Counselling Centre. Over 25 stalls were established...

Director Horticulture reviews implementation of key schemes

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 21: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, today convened a meeting here to review the progress of various central and state sponsored schemes being implemented by the H...

District administration makes arrangements stranded passengers

RAMBAN, FEBRUARY 21: The District Administration has made elaborate arrangements for convenience of the stranded passengers at various places on NHA1 from Chanderkot to Banihal. This was informed ...

Govt committed to preserve pristine glory of famed Wular Lake: Div Com

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 21: Taking a serious note of dumping of waste material in Wular Lake, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed concerned officers to investigate the matte...

SAC approves Srinagar Master Plan-2035

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 21: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved Srinagar Master Plan-2035 along with the recommendations by the Committee...

People living along International Border to get reservation benefits

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 21: The State Administrative Council (SAC under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved the draft amendments in the “Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act-2014” for e...

Srinagar, Jammu to be brought on Mass Rapid Transit, Metro map

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 21: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the proposal for incorporation of two Corporations by the name "Jammu Mass Ra...

Bilal Bhat assumes office as MD JKSRTC

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 21: Bilal Ahmad Bhat took over the charge as Managing Director, Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation here after which he chaired an introductory meeting to review the...

Gulzar Shabnam assumes charge as Director Information

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 21: Gulzar Ahmed Shabnam today assumed the charge as Director Information and Public Relations, here today. He took the charge from outgoing Director Tariq Ahmed Zargarwho has been ...

Advisor Skandan emphasizes on capacity building, better marketing facilities to artisans

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 21: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan, today called for rolling out an effective mechanism for quality check, integration networking and certification of artisans produce and further s...

MP, deputations call on Advisor Sharma

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 21: Several deputations Thursday called on Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma, here and discussed issues of public importance. Member Parliament, Shamsher Singh Manhas raised s...

Jammu Police releases photos of unidentified persons who raised anti-national slogans

Jammu, Feb 21: Jammu police on Thursday released pictures of three unidentified men who raised anti-national slogans here on February 11 that triggered outrage in the region following the incident. ...

BJP scared of Assembly Polls in J&K: Panthers Party

Jammu, Feb 21: Pointing towards the reports that MHA and J&K Administration are opposed to holding of simultaneous LS and Assembly Polls in J&K citing security reasons, Jammu and Kashmir National Pan...

Withdrawing security to political persons will weaken political activities in Kashmir: Omar

Srinagar, Feb 21: Terming withdrawal of security to mainstream political workers and officer bearers as a retrograde step that will only weaken political activity in the valley, National Conference ...

Pulwama Attack: Jammu IG issues advisory

Jammu, Feb 20: In wake of Pulwama Attack, Inspector General of Police Jammu Zone, Manish Kumar Singh has issued advisory especially for the users of social media. The IGP said that various rumours...

Bus trapped in Latyar Nallah due to heavy rains

JAMMU: Due to incessant rains in Panchari area of Udhampur district, a bus on its way from Katti to Udhampur has been trapped in Latyar Nallah. The road has been closed for vehicular movement. ...

Valley Muslims announce goodwill gestures for Sikhs

Srinagar, Feb 21: Reciprocating the support offered to Kashmiri students and others by Sikhs in Jammu and elsewhere in India after the suicide bombing in Kashmir, Kashmiri Muslims have announced a n...

Omar, Mufti welcome India-Saudi joint statement on talks with

Srinagar, Feb 21: Former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah Thursday said their stand on holding dialogue with Pakistan has been vindicated by the India-Saudi joint...

Kashmir: Snow continues for day 2 in upper reaches, intermittent rain lashes plains

Srinagar, Feb 21: Moderate to heavy snow continued for the second successive day on Thursday in world ski resort of Gulmarg and other upper reaches while intermittent rain lashed plains in Kashmir va...

Pulwama Attack Aftermath: MHA Approves Air Travel For Security Forces on Srinagar-Jammu And Other Routes

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday approved the entitlement of air travel for security forces on the Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu sectors w...

Five fresh landslides hit Jammu and Kashmir highway

Jammu: Five fresh landslides triggered by heavy rain and snowfall in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday shut down the Jammu-Srinagar highway for the second day. Over 600 vehicles are...

Pak sponsored terrorists trying to disrupt peace in J&K: DGP

JAMMU: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said “Pakistan-sponsored terrorists” were trying to disrupt peace in the state and thus directed officers to “put all resources to use to create a secu...

Security cover of 173, including 18 separatists, withdrawn or lowered

JAMMU: In a major development late Wednesday evening, Governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration stripped 18 more separatist leaders and as many as 155 political activists of security cover. An of...

J&K to avail benefits of 10% reservation quota

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir will also draw benefits of 10 per cent quota for the general category poor and the provision for SC/ST reservation in promotion in government jobs as approved by the Union ca...

Amit Shah in Jammu on Sunday

JAMMU: BJP president Amit Shah will be in Jammu this Sunday to address a convention of the party’s booth-level workers ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a party spokesperson said. All arr...

Repeated truce violations in Nowshera sector

JAMMU: The Pakistan army violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate...

IAS babu Farooq Shah resigns to join politics

JAMMU: Senior IAS officer Farooq Ahmad Shah has resigned from service in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said, amid reports that he is likely to join the National Conference ahead of the Lok Sabha and s...

Omar questions PM’s ‘silence as Kashmiris report threats in many regions across country

SRINAGAR: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Wednesday questioned the "silence" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about incidents of violence against Kashmiris in some parts of the country in the...

J&K passing through most difficult phase: Dr Farooq

JAMMU: National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said Jammu and Kashmir was passing through the most difficult phase due to political instability and governance deficit, and the people...

GoI: Will share proof with world, not Pak

NEW DELHI: India will not submit any evidence to Pakistan on the role of Jaish-e-Mohammad in the Pulwama terror strike, and instead give all such facts to friendly nations to unmask the role of elements based in the neighbouring country in the attack, a senior government official said. The official was sharing the views within the government, which is not at all in favour of giving any evidenc...

Give Imran opportunity, proofs, says Mehbooba

JAMMU: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said an "opportunity" should be given to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to see what he does for fighting terrorism, a day after he asked India to share "...

‘Conflagration’ may have incalculable consequences, warns Dr Karan Singh

NEW DELHI: Amid rising tension with Pakistan in the wake of Pulwama attack, veteran Congress leader Karan Singh Wednesday cautioned that it seemed the country was moving towards "yet another conflagr...

NIA takes over probe

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday took over the probe into the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama from the Jammu and Kashmir police, officials said. The agency has ...

Transfers and postings

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Governor welcomes Union Cabinet’s decision to grant reservations in admission, appointments and posts in favour of economically weaker sections of the Society and reservation in promotions to SCs and STs

Jammu, February 20: Governor Satya Pal Malik has welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet regarding giving reservations in admission in educational institutions, for appointments and posts in fav...

BAI announces 20-member squad for Dutch, German Junior 2019

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Wednesday announced 20-member junior India squad for the six-day Dutch Junior International, starting on February 27, and the four...

PSL gets new production & event partners

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Left in the lurch after IMG-Reliance pulled out as producers and logistics support providers, Blitz and Trans Group have stepped in and have extended a lifeline to the Pakist...

IPL: Powerhouse CSK aim to continue domination

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) After facing a two-year ban due to betting activities of its top officials, star-studded Chennai Super Kings made a roaring comeback in the 10th edition of the cash-rich Indi...

Ambrose impresses in dance video

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former West Indies pacer Curtly Ambrose, one of the top fast bowlers in the world during his prime, is creating waves on the dance floor. Taking part in an Australian danc...

Airbnb wants to encourage home sharing

Melbourne, Feb 20 (IANS) Airbnb, a privately-held global company that operates hospitality facilities, has plans to encourage more people in India to know the benefits of home sharing and make them o...

Veteran coach Irfan Ansari banned from cricket for 10 years

Dubai, Feb 20 (IANS) United Arab Emirates-based veteran coach Irfan Ansari has been banned from all forms of cricket for 10 years after he was found guilty of breaching three counts of the Internatio...

Lyon stymie Barça in 1st leg of Champions League tie

Lyon, Feb 20 (IANS) Favourites Barcelona were held 0-0 by Olympique Lyon in the first leg of their Champions League knockout stage tie. The visitors dominated possession on Tuesday, 63 percent to ...

Nasscom sees economic uncertainties ahead, stops forecasting

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Industry body Nasscom on Wednesday released the findings of a survey of 100 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of information technology companies showcasing "cautious optimism" du...

Vodafone Idea to complete network integration by June 2020

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The network integration process of Vodafone Idea is on track and expected to complete by June 2020, said the company's Chief Technology Officer Vishant Vora on Wednesday. ...

How much do Sunburn promoters owe Goa exchequer, asks HC

Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Goa Chief Secretary seeking to know the due amount owed to the state government by Percept Limit, a...

Domestic air passenger traffic up 9% in January

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic increased 9.10 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January 2019, official data showed on Wednesday. According to the Directorate Gen...

Tata Motors betting big on electric buses

Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) After bagging 255 e-buses' orders from six state transport undertakings (STUs) under the first phase of incentive scheme for electric vehicles in public transport, Tata Motors ...

Saudi Arabia sees global oil market rebalancing by April

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Both OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers hope that the global crude market will get balanced by coming April following the latest production cuts being implemented since last mon...

ABB chief meets Fadnavis to forge AI partnership

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Wednesday to discuss how a partnership could be created to deploy Artific...

Sensex ends losing streak, ends 403 points higher

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) A slight ease in crude oil prices along with value buying and a strong rupee aided the benchmark Sensex to snap its longest consecutive sessions fall in the last eight years on ...

Metal stocks to look up as corrective phase ends: Report

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Attractive valuations may lead a rally in metal stocks, showed a technical analysis report on Wednesday. According to brokerage house Centrum's thematic report on the metal s...

Indian women 28% less likely than men to own a mobile phone: GSMA

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Women in India are 28 per cent less likely than men to own a mobile phone and 56 per cent less likely than men to use mobile Internet, a new report by GSM Association (GSMA) sai...

Hasty GST Council aimed to facilitate real estate: Sisodia

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday opposed what he called "rushing through" of important decisions in the GST Council meeting via video-conferencing, alleging...

Congress to approach Lok Sabha polls as polls in 29 states

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress will be approaching the coming Lok Sabha elections not as one election but as polls in 29 different states while also attacking the BJP-led government at the Cen...

BJP will regret fooling people of Delhi: AAP

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Wednesday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) stand on full statehood for Delhi and said the BJP will regret fooling the people of...

Governor lauds Haryana's "transparent, graft-free governance"

Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Wednesday lavished fulsome praise on the Manohar Lal Khattar government in his budget address to the state Assembly, and said it had...

IL&FS probe: ED registers case, carries out raids at 6 places

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at six places in different cities in connection with a case of money laundering it registered against the f...

Grand alliance in Bihar to finalise seat sharing by Feb 25

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With barely three months to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the "Mahagatbandhan" (grand alliance) in Bihar is all set to finalise the seat sharing formula in the state by Feb...

India to emerge a key player in global defence arena: Sitharaman

Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India is set to emerge as a key player in the global defence arena, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday. "With the policy initiatives and procedural refo...

States, Centre should work together as Team India: Venkaiah Naidu

Tirupati, Feb 20 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that state governments and the Centre should work together to develop the country, keeping aside politics. The Vice Presi...

Influencers manipulating social media in India, IT Act silent

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) If the Cobrapost investigation which exposed that several Bollywood celebrities were willing to pass views of political parties as personal opinion for money shook your consc...

NDA asks HAM's Manjhi to return

Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar on Wednesday asked Jitan Ram Manjhi, a former ally and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) president, to rejoin it ahead of the Lok Sabha...

LCA Tejas gets FOC for induction into IAF

Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas got the final operational clearance (FOC) from military aviation regulator Cemilac for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as ...

No scandal in Rafale deal: Dassault CEO

Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Dassault Aviation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Trappier on Wednesday said that there was "no scandal" in the 36 Rafale fighter aircraft deal between India and France an...

DC Rajouri launches ‘Shaan-e-Jamhuriyyat Express’ to create awareness among voters

RAJOURI, FEBRUARY 20: With an aim to provide relevant information on EVM and VVPAT among voters in view of forthcoming general election 2019 in the state, 4 voter awareness vans under the banner of ‘...

State Administrative Council to meet on Feb 22

Jammu : State Administrative Council (SAC) meeting to be convened under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan Jammu on 22 Feb 2019. This is likely going to be last SAC meetin...

NIA takes over Pulwama terror attack probe

New Delhi, Feb 20: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case and is launching a fresh probe into the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in which 40 troo...

Missing Kashmiri girl found in Jammu : Police

JAMMU, FEB 20: A 16-year-old Kashmiri girl who was missing since 15 February has been traced by the Bagh-i-Bahu police station of Jammu on Wednesday morning, said police. The girl Sameera Akhtar ...

Advisor Kumar interacts with Conservators of Forest

JAMMU, FEB 20: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today directed the senior officers of the Forest department to conduct frequent field visits especially to the remote places to take stock of the fun...

In talks with Saudi Prince, PM Modi pushes for 'all efforts' to increase pressure on Pak

New Delhi, Feb 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made a strong case of making sustained efforts by the global community to "increase all possible pressures" on Pakistan for its double sp...

RPO launches ‘passport adalat’ to clear pending cases in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 20: With an eye to clear about 1,800 pending passport cases, the Regional Passport Office, Srinagar, has launched a passport adalat in Kashmir division to mitigate the issues confronted...

Pulwama attack: Indian envoys to Pakistan, US meet Rajnath

New Delhi, Feb 20: India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here. The meetings come in ...

Landslides Disrupt Jammu Highway Traffic; Rain, Snow Forecast For J&K

JAMMU, Feb 20: The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for vehicular traffic on Wednesday due to landslides. "Nightlong rain has triggered landslides at few places on the highway in the Ramsoo-Ram...

Paratrooper injured in Feb 12 encounter in Pulwama succumbs

Srinagar, Feb 20: A paratrooper, who was critically wounded in an encounter with militants in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on February 12, succumbed to his injuries early Wednesday in the Army h...

Jammu Violence: Curfew relaxed in Jammu, , 2G mobile internet services restored, Sec 144 remains

Jammu, Feb 20: Normal life hit to streets on Wednesday after curfew was relaxed in entire Jammu in a phased manner while overall situation remained peaceful. However, the curfew has not been lifte...

Seven Kashmiri students suspended by pvt university in U'khand for anti-national posts

Dehradun, Feb 20: Seven Kashmiri students have been suspended by Roorkee-based Quantum Global University for their alleged anti-national posts on social media, a university official said. The act...

Amid snow, rains, around 2500 Kashmiris took part in army’s recruitment drive

Srinagar, Feb 20: Amid the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country, a large number of Kashmiri youth braved the snowfall and rains to take part in the recruitment dri...

Former Chief Secretary B R Kundal Joins NC

SRINAGAR: Former chief secretary, B R Kundal, on Wednesday joined the National Conference at Jammu. Kundal joined National Conference in presence of NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah. NC Provincial ...

IAS Officer Farooq Shah, Secretary PHE J&K Applies For Voluntary Retirement To Get Big Chair

Jammu, Feb 20: Secretary PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control & DMRRR, Farooq Ahmad Shah has applied for voluntary retirement from service. Sources said that he is prepared for fighting elections to si...

Governor, CS in Delhi as Pakistan makes its ‘fears of India’s punitive action’ public

JAMMU: Amidst heightened security concerns and speculations rife about possibility of punitive action against Pakistan in wake of Pulwama terror attack, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik tod...

Jammu remains calm as curfew relaxed in phases

JAMMU: Residents of Jammu Tuesday thronged markets to buy essential commodities as authorities here relaxed curfew in a phased manner in the winter capital, where it was imposed on Friday following w...

Normalcy test today

JAMMU: The district authorities will take a normalcy test on Wednesday to decide on the further course of action on Curfew in Jammu which is likely to remain in place on sixth day tomorrow. Author...

8th, 9th Std exam to be held

JAMMU: While the curfew would remain in place in Jammu for the sixth consecutive day in Jammu, the authorities have decided to conduct examinations for class 8th and 9th from Wednesday onwards as per...

Major bureaucratic reshuffle, 12 DCs replaced, Shahid DC Srinagar

JAMMU: In a major higher-rung bureaucratic reshuffle, the State administration on Tuesday shifted 12 Deputy Commissioners across Jammu and Kashmir—7 in Kashmir, 4 in Jammu and 1 in Ladakh Divisions, ...

Eliminated Pulwama mastermind; Pak Army, ISI supported attack: Corps Cmdr

JUNAID SIDIQ SRINAGAR: The Indian Army on Tuesday said within 100 hours of the February 14 Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy that left 40 troopers dead, it eliminated the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) lea...

Ready for counter attack: DM

JAMMU: The Indian armed forces are ready for counter-attack as their morale is high despite the terror attack in Pulwama district on February 14, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday. ...

Jadhav Trial Dismiss India's plea in case, Pak asks ICJ

THE HAGUE: Pakistan on Tuesday urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to dismiss India's plea in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, as it accused New Delhi of using the top UN court for "political theatre". Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" after a closed trial in April 2017. His sentencing evoked ...

HM reviews J&K situation

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday reviewed the security situation in the country, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, where 40 CRPF Jawans were killed in an audacious terror attack last w...

EWS quota in CSE-2019

NEW DELHI: The civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others will be held on June 2, and eligible aspirants will be able to get the benefits of reservation for economically weaker sections, the government said on Tuesday. There are approximately 896 vacancies, which include 39 vacancies reserved for persons with benchmark disability i.e., blindness and low vision, and ...

Pak breaches truce at LoC, Ind retaliates

JAMMU: Pakistan army Tuesday violated ceasefire by resorting to firing on forward posts along Line of Control in Rajouri district, a defence official said. "Pakistani army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC by firing of small arms in Nowshera Sector in district Rajouri at about 1900 hours", PRO Defence said, adding Indian Army is retaliating effectively. Despite repeated cal...

Day 5: Adminstration functioning comes to a grinding halt

JAMMU: The whole administrative functioning in the Winter Capital has been badly affected due to ongoing unrest as well as curfew restrictions for the fifth consecutive day. Although it was a gazetted holiday today on account of Shri Ravi Dass Jayanti in Jammu province but the officials of departments providing essential services such as Directorate of Health Services Jammu, all Government hos...

Centre hikes DA by 3 pc

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet Tuesday increased the dearness allowance by 3 per cent effective from January 1, 2019, a move which will benefit 1.1 crore central government employees and pensioners. ...

Demand of cricket balls on rise as ‘Gully Cricket’ hit to streets in curfew bound Jammu

Jammu, Feb 20: The demand of cricket balls is on rise in curfew hit this winter capital of the state as due to snapped mobile internet service, ‘gully cricket’ has hit the streets and youth instead o...

War against terrorism to be fought unitedly:Jitendra

Jammu, Feb 19: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said the war against terrorism has to be fought unitedly by all. He was cautioning against statements coming from certain Kashmir-centric leaders in...

Landslides halt traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu, Feb 20: Traffic was halted on Wednesday on the Jammu-Srinagar highway due to landslides. "Nightlong rain has triggered landslides at few places on the highway in the Ramsoo-Ramban sector. W...

Curfew relaxation in Jammu extended

Jammu, Feb 20: In response to the overall improvement in the law and order situation in the Jammu district on Wednesday, authorities have decided to extend the curfew relaxation till 1 p.m., which w...

Power Shutdown

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 19: The office of Power Controller, Kashmir province, PDD, Bemina, Srinagar today informed that 33/11 KV Receiving Station Rawalpora will be shutdown on 20-02-2019 from 12 pm t...

Div Com issues fresh avalanche warning

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY19: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of Kashmir division. The warning has been issued f...

Functioning of JJB reviewed at Baramulla

BARAMULLA, FEBRUARY 19: Chairman Juvenile Justice Board Jammu and Kashmir Retd Justice Hasnain Masoodi today convened a meeting with the concerned officers here at Dak bungalow to review the fun...

Advisors Kumar, Ganai assure students studying outside JK

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 19- Advisors to the Governor, Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, reviewed the issues of security and safety of the students from Jammu & Kashmir studying outside the State and ...

Advisor Kumar visits Brigadier Singh, DIG Kumar in Army hospital

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 19: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar visited 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar to enquire about the well-being of Brigadier Harbir Singh, Commander 12 Sector RR, and Amit Kumar, DIG So...

Governor lauds Security Forces

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 19: Governor Satya Pal Malik has lauded the army, police and paramilitary forces in neutralizing militants in an encounter at Pinglena village of Pulwama. Governor has expressed grie...

Will miss playing at Eden if games are shifted out: KKR skipper DK

Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik said here on Tuesday he would miss playing at the Eden Gardens terribly if some of their home games are shifted out to neutral venu...

Youngsters missing guidance of Smith, Warner: Hazlewood

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, the Australian batting line-up has often crumbled under pressure in recent times, Test vice-captain Josh Hazlewood said and ad...

Not heard anything on players workload, shouldn't be a problem: KKR

Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Even as the BCCI has dropped a hint that it will keep an eye on the workload of India players during the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Myso...

Indonesia submits bid to IOC for hosting 2032 Olympics

Jakarta, Feb 19 (IANS) Indonesia has submitted a proposal to host the 2032 Olympics to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after successfully holding the Asian Games last year, a statement from...

IPL 2019: CSK to play RCB in opener as BCCI decides on March 23-April 5 schedule

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Last year's winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Bengaluru in the opener of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 that will begi...

Vettel tops table on 1st day of F1 pre-season testing

Barcelona, Feb 19 (IANS) Germany's Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) was the fastest driver on the first day of the 2019 Formula One pre-season testing here, while Spaniard Carlos Sainz gave the McLaren tea...

Djokovic, Biles win Laureus Sports awards

Monaco, Feb 19 (IANS) Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year here on Monday, and American record-holding gymnast Simone Biles bagged the World ...

Sushma Swaraj holds talks with her Spanish counterpart

Madrid, Feb 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday held detailed talks over a range of issues including trade, defence and counter-terrorism, with her Spanish counterpart Josep ...

IndianOil denies Aadhaar data leak claims by French researcher

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. on Tuesday denied claims by a French security researcher that the company's Indane website leaked Aadhaar data of over 67 lakh customers. Indan...

Sensex ends lower for ninth consecutive day; IT finish 2% lower

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Major indices Sensex and Nifty fell for the ninth consecutive trade session on Tuesday after heavy selling in the final hour of the trade on account of profit booking. Initia...

Qualcomm set to consolidate position in chip market: Report

Gurugram, Feb 19 (IANS) With smartphone original equipment makers (OEMs) preferring Qualcomm chipsets in all major segments and third-party chip use continuing to rise in the smartphone market, the c...

Honda to close only EU factory

London, Feb 19 (IANS) Japanese carmaker Honda announced on Tuesday that it was closing its only manufacturing unit in the European Union (EU) that employs 3,500 people. Honda has made more than 3 ...

Can begin 5G trial within a month of Indian government's nod: Huawei

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid reports suggesting that Huawei may not get the government's approval for 5G trial in India, Huawei India CEO Jay Chen stressed on Tuesday that the Chinese tech giant can...

GoM on GST on Housing submits recommendations to Council

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel which has favoured 3 per cent tax on the affordable housing category, down from 8 per cent, has...

Odisha CM launches projects worth Rs 2,196.30 crore

Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday performed groundbreaking-cum-inauguration ceremonies for 18 industrial units, which will collectively invest Rs 2,196.30 cro...

NDA seat allocation in Bihar to be finalised in a week

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Seat allocation among Bihar's ruling NDA constituents is likely to be finalised by next week and would be announced ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state...

Will expose anti-Delhi character of BJP in Lok Sabha elections: AAP

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said that it will expose the "real anti-Delhi face of the BJP" in the coming Lok Sabha elections by presenting the facts and lies of the ...

AIADMK, BJP sign electoral pact; BJP gets 5 seats

Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK signed a pact with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday to contest the Lok Sabha elections together, with the BJP allocated five of the 39 seats in the...

2 Delhi officials suspended after forest land found encroached

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday ordered suspension of two Forest Department officials after finding large scale encroachment on forest land during an insp...

Show your anger at those who joked about Vande Bharat snag: Modi

Varanasi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed all the people, from politicians to common people, who had joked about the recent technical glitch in the Vande Bharat Express ...

MHA urged to train women cops to be sensitive

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday urged female police officers posted with the One Stop Centres (OSC) must be given training in psychology to enable them to help women ...

Scribe bodies complain to Rajnath about trolling of journalists

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A number of journalists' bodies on Tuesday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh complaining about trolling of some journalists on the social media in the wake of the Pu...

Arpit Palace Hotel licencee Shardendu Goel arrested

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A couple of days after the arrest of Rakesh Goel, owner of Arpit Palace Hotel, Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested his elder brother Shardendu Goel, licencee of the hotel here. ...

Congress launches bus yatra in Andhra, promises special category status

Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress party in Andhra Pradesh launched its statewide bus yatra on Tuesday with the promise that if voted to power at the Centre it would accord Specia...

WhatsApp's solutions to tackle fake news inadequate: Poll consultant

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Narrating the impact of fake news and propaganda disseminated through WhatsApp, election consultant Shivam Shankar Singh in his new book, says the solutions proposed by the p...

Go, pick Jaish chief in Bahawalpur: Amarinder tells Imran

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Chiding Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over his comments demanding proof of Pakistan's role in the Pulwama attack, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked...

Not just launch, effective implementation of schemes should be priority: Rajnath

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that merely launching of schemes and initiatives is not sufficient, rather how to make them effective should be t...

Israeli airline to launch two non-stop India routes

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Israel's second largest airline will launch two non-stop routes to India - Goa and Kochi, Kerala - starting from September 28, an official said on Tuesday. In s statement, Ha...

TCS partners Nanoheal to provide self-healing device management solutions

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday announced its partnership with Bengaluru-based predictive workspace automation provider Nanoheal to facilitate...

1 pilot dead as 2 IAF aircraft crash in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) An IAF pilot died on Tuesday after two Surya Kiran aircraft collided in the air and crashed while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru where the 'Aero India 201...

Div Com issues fresh avalanche warning

SRINAGAR, FEB 19: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of Kashmir division. The warning has been issued for th...

Govt orders major reshuffle in admin; Shahid Choudhary is new DC Srinagar

Srinagar, Feb 19: Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday ordered a major reshuffle in the administration, posting Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary as the new deputy commissioner Srinagar. Here is the co...

People like Meghalaya Governor want Kashmir without Kashmiris: Omar

Srinagar, Feb 19: Lashing out at the Meghalaya Governor for supporting an appeal to boycott Kashmiri goods, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said that people like Tathagata Roy w...

Curfew relaxed in phases in Jammu city

Jammu, Feb 19: Curfew was relaxed in phases on Tuesday in Jammu city as authorities said no untoward incident occurred anywhere during the relaxation period. Authorities relaxed curfew in some are...

Advisors Kumar, Ganai assure students studying outside JK

JAMMU, Feb 19 Advisors to the Governor, Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, reviewed the issues of security and safety of the students from Jammu & Kashmir studying outside the State and assured th...

Post Pulwama encounter; J&K Guv lauds Security Forces

Jammu, Feb 19: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has lauded the Army, police and paramilitary forces in neutralising terrorists in an encounter at Pinglean village of Pulwama. The Governo...

Normal life crippled in south Kashmir's Pulwama

Srinagar, Feb 19 : Normal life was on Tuesday crippled as shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where a civilian and three ...

Curfew relaxed for two hours in parts of Jammu, no untoward incident reported

Jammu, Feb 19: Authorities relaxed curfew for two hours in the jurisdiction of three police station areas of Jammu, while it continued to remain in force in rest of the city, which had witnessed mass...

Pulwama fallout: Pakistanis in Bikaner asked to leave within 48 hours

Bikaner (Raj), Feb 19: Pakistani citizens in Rajasthan's Bikaner have been asked to leave within 48 hours, district officials said, citing law and order situation in the aftermath of the Pulwama ter...

3 Jaish terrorists gunned down; Army Major, 4 SFs, civilian dead

SRINAGAR: Three JeM terrorists, including two top commanders believed to be behind the Pulwama terror attack, were killed in a fierce 16-hour encounter, in which an Army major and four security force...

Jammu limps back to normalcy slowly, authorities still cautious

JAMMU: The district administration on Monday relaxed the curfew three hours in some parts of the winter capital where curfew remained imposed for the fourth consecutive day even as no incident of vio...

Malik briefed

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday discussed with his advisors issues relating to effective maintenance of law and order and directed that no anti-social element be allowed to disturb peace in th...

MHA briefs EC about situation on holding simultaneous polls

JAMMU: A high-level team of the Ministry of Home Affairs, led by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, on Monday briefed the Election Commission of India (ECI) about the prevailing situation in Jammu and...

India urges ICJ to annul Jadhav’s death sentence

THE HAGUE: India on Monday urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to annul Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence by a Pakistani military court and order his immediate release, saying the verdict...

Mehbooba, Omar come together, appeal for peace, Kashmiris’ safety

SRINAGAR: Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti Monday issued a joint appeal for maintaining communal harmony across the country and urged the Centre to ensure safety and security K...

Farooq talks to PB, RJ, UK CMs

JAMMU: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah Monday took up the security-related issues of the students and others from Kashmir with chief ministers of Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttrakhand, urgin...

Patient footfall declines in GMC&H, SMGS OPDs

S.SHEKHAR JAMMU: Continuation of curfew restrictions in the Winter Capital City for the 4th consecutive day Monday further complicated the miseries of the patients, especially those who failed to make their reach possible in the city hospitals, mainly at Government Medical College & Hospital and Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital. The News Now reliably learnt that security personnel deployed...

J&K Bank postpones PO, BA examinations

SRINAGAR: Amid the unfolding situation within the state and in response to the apprehensions expressed by the candidates through print, electronic and social media platforms, the J&K Bank on Monday p...

Revenue officials booked for grabbing 45K state land

SRINAGAR: The Crime Branch Kashmir today registered a case against revenue officials and the beneficiaries for illegal transferring state land at Pahalgam in favour of the latter. According to an official communiqué, the Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint from inhabitants of village Nunwan Pahalgam Anantnag. The complaint inter-alia reveals that as per revenue records of the year ...

Civilian shot for driving too close to Army truck

JAMMU: Driving ‘rashly’ and in dangerously proximity of an Army truck on the national highway has costed a trucker dearly as he was shot by the soldiers on board, who suspected a repeat of Pulwama terror attack. On 14 February, a JeM terrorist driving an SUV laden with explosives had driven his car close to a CRPF convoy before ramming it into a bus, killing at least 40 soldiers. In the wak...

Girl killed, mother die of shock

JAMMU: In a shocking incident, a thirty-year-old woman died of shock after her minor daughter was killed after falling from the roof-top of their quarters in Jagti township. Official sources said ...

Forces’ morale high: HM

NEW DELHI: The morale of armed forces in the country is high and they are achieving success in neutralising terrorists, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. Singh's remarks came days ...

70 absentee employees suspended

KUPWARA: Taking strict action against absenteeism, the government on Monday suspended as many as 70 government employees of different departments. “On the instructions of District Development Comm...

Two Kashmiri students arrested for uploading offensive posts on social media

Shimla/Solan, Feb 19: Two Students of Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestary Nauni in Solan district were arrested for uploading offensive posts on social media and were awarded three...

Kashmir ‘mainstream’ leaders scared of mentioning Hurriyat: Jitendra

Jammu,: In a scathing attack on Kashmir “mainstream” leaders, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that these leaders are scared of mentioning separatist Hurriyat Conference even indirectly, but alw...

One-way traffic allowed on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu, Feb 19: One-way traffic will be allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Tuesday with vehicles moving only from Srinagar to Jammu. "The highway is open for one-way traffic and vehicles will...

India eliminated JeM leadership within 100 hrs of Pulwama attack: Army

Srinagar, Feb 19: The Indian Army on Tuesday said within 100 hours of the February 14 Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy that left 40 troopers dead, it eliminated the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leadership t...

Curfew continues in Jammu for 5th day

Jammu, Feb 19: A curfew imposed in Jammu since February 15, continued on Tuesday for the fifth consecutive day, police said. "The curfew imposed on February 15 will continue in Jammu today. A deci...

J&K Bank postpones recruitment examination

Srinagar, Feb 18: Amid the unfolding situation within the state and in response to the apprehensions expressed by the candidates through print, electronic and social media platforms, J&K Bank has d...

Violence mars Brazil's Guanabara Cup final

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) A late goal from midfielder Danilo Barcelos gave Vasco de Gama a 1-0 victory over Fluminense in a Guanabara Cup final that was marred by violence and confusion. Barce...

Boca Juniors climb to third in Superliga Argentina

Buenos Aires, Feb 18 (IANS) Emmanuel Mas and Mauro Zarate struck second-half goals as defending champions Boca Juniors defeated Lanus 2-1 in the Superliga Argentina. Mas put the hosts ahead just a...

Mexico's Queretaro FC sack coach Puente

Mexico City, Feb 18 (IANS) Mexico's Queretaro sacked manager Rafael Puente after the football team suffered their seventh straight top flight defeat. The 1-3 loss at Lobos BUAP left the White Roos...

Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup

Jamaica, Feb 17 (IANS) The West Indies cricket board on Sunday announced that Chris Gayle will retire from One-day Internationals after the ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in England and Wales later...

LinkedIn starts showing trending stories of the day

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Taking a leaf out of Twitter's book, Microsoft on Monday launched a new way for its over 55 million members in the country to see the day's top professional news stories and ...

Premji unveils Wipro-Kawasaki plant near Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) IT czar and Wipro Chairman Azim Premji on Monday unveiled the new plant of Wipro-Kawasaki joint venture to manufacture hydraulic pumps and motors for the construction machine...

RCom stock up 10% as company reaches agreement with lenders

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Reliance Communication (RCom) stock rose sharply by over 11 per cent on Monday, a day after the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group reached an understanding by which the lenders ...

SC admits RInfra minor's plea challenging HC order favouring DMRC

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) RInfra on Monday said that the Supreme Court has admitted a Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by its subsidiary challenging a Delhi High Court order that set aside an over Rs 5...

Facebook behaving like 'digital gangsters': UK parliamentary report

London, Feb 18 (IANS) Lashing out at Facebook for behaving like "digital gangsters" in the online world, a UK parliamentary committee concluded that the social networking giant intentionally and know...

No RBI decision yet on interim dividend quantum to be paid to government

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The RBI decides independently on the quantum of interim dividend to be paid to the Centre and a central bank committee is currently examining the issue, the government said o...

Power Shutdown

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 18: The office, Chief Engineer, EM&RE Wing, Kashmir today issued a press release to inform that 33 KV Safapora feeder will shutdown on 19-02-2019 from 10 am to 5 pm. The official ...

Training programme on Kashmiri language starts in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 18: A training program of Kashmiri language for Key resource persons today commenced in SIE Srinagar Kashmir. The experts from all the districts of the valley participat...

Training, demonstration of EVMs, VVPATs from Feb 21

KARGIL FEBRUARY 18:- In order to conduct training and demonstration of EVMs and VVPATs in the district in view of the upcoming General and Assembly elections, Deputy Commissioner and District Electi...

Advisors brief Governor on prevailing law and order situation

JAMMU FEBRUARY 18: Shri K. Vijay Kumar and Shri K. K. Sharma, Advisors to Governor Satya Pal Malik met him at the Raj Bhavan this evening and briefed Governor about the prevailing law and order situa...

DC urges civil society to play its role in maintaining peace and amity in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 18: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Monday urged the civil society of the district to play its role in maintaining peace and amity in the district in thes...

New scheme for youth, women based SHGs on cards: Div Com

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 18: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that government is preparing a new scheme for youth and women based Self Help Groups (SHGs), which is...

DDC holds public grievances redresal camp at Ramban

RAMBAN, February 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today conducted a public grievances redressal camp at Ramban to listen to the grievances and problems of peo...

Singapore Airlines to fly Airbus A350 from Bengaluru soon

Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Leading international carrier Singapore Airlines on Monday said it would fly Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft between Bengaluru and Singapore thrice a week from May 18. ...

TN Law Minister welcomes SC order on Vedanta

Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Law Minister C.Ve. Shanmugam on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court order allowing Vedanta's copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi to remain closed according to the stat...

Set-back for Vedanta, SC refuses re-opening of TN copper smelting plant

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In a set-back to Vedanta, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to order the re-opening of its Sterlite Copper Smelting plant located in Tamil Nadu as it set-aside the National...

5G, foldable smartphones to dominate Mobile World Congress 2019

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The buzz around the first 5G-enabled smartphone and foldable devices will be the talk of the town as the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 opens in Barcelona next week. Acc...

New Samsung Galaxy S series coming with industry-first features

San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Samsung, which unveiled its highly-successful Galaxy S series in 2010, is all set to launch new flagship devices on the 10th anniversary of the S series with never-heard-...

Electric buses to ply in Shimla

Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday flagged off an electric bus for Shimla city. He said 50 electrical buses would ply in the city. "This would help i...

Indian forces will give befitting reply to Pulwama attack: Amit Shah

Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah said on Monday that Indian security forces will give a befitting reply to the "cowardly" terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which 49 CRPF troopers los...

India is cultural treasure of thousands of years: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India is a cultural treasure trove of thousands of years that has faced long periods of slavery and invasions unfazed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, adding tha...

World must take firm steps against terrorism, supporters: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In an apparent message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the time for talks was over in the wake of Pulwama suicide bombing and said the globa...

Opposition demands Nitish Kumar's resignation over Bihar shelter home rape case

Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) The Opposition on Monday created a ruckus in the Bihar Assembly demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation, two days after a special POCSO court in Muzaffarpur directed ...

Rs 46 cr collected under Bharat Ke Veer: Government

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Government on Monday said that a sum of Rs 46 crore has been collected and dispersed as part of the "Bharat Ke Veer" initiative for CRPF troopers who lost their lives in ...

MLA breaks down in UP Assembly

Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA broke down in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday and threatened self-immolation if the money stolen from him a month ago was not recovered within a...

Rahul to launch election campaign in Maharashtra on March 1

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will launch the national campaign for the coming Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra with a mega rally in Dhule, a traditional party bastion, on M...

Punjab budget: Petrol, diesel rates slashed

Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Monday slashed the rates of petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Re 1, respectively in the annual budget presented for the state. The reduced rates will...

Kejriwal meets protesting Puducherry CM

Puducherry, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met his Puducherry counterpart V. Narayanasamy and vowed to "fight together for full statehood". Kejriwal and his Deputy Ma...

No real job data available: BJP MP on growth-loss barb

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Reacting to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's "job-loss growth" barb at the government, BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Monday said there was no real job data available a...

Remove Sania Mirza as Telangana brand ambassador: BJP MLA

Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Controversial BJP legislator Raja Singh on Monday called for removing Indian tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, calling her "Pakistan's daughter-in...

BJP MP Kirti Azad joins Congress, flays Modi for 'jumlas'

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad joined the Congress here on Monday and flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making what he said were false prom...

Register case against Cognizant for bribing TN officials: Stalin

Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Monday demanded the registration of a case against the US-based Cognizant Technology Solutions for bribing Tamil Nadu government officials in an ef...

Goa government scheme promotes goat-breeding for meat

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) A new scheme promoted by the BJP-led coalition government in Goa wants to promote goat breeding in the coastal state because goat-meat or mutton, does not have religious taboo. ...

Governor greets people on Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti

Jammu, Feb 18: Governor Satya Pal Malik has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti. In his message of felicitations, the Governor described Guru Ravi Dass Ji as a ...

Security forces launch CASO in south Kashmir’s Shopian

Srinagar, Feb 18 : Security forces on Monday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian. Official sources said that following specific information about pre...

Heavy rush on shops, long queues on petrol pumps, ATMs during curfew relaxation in Jammu South

Jammu, Feb 18: People rushed to shops to purchase essential commodities while long queues were witnessed at filling stations and Automatic Teller Machines after curfew was relaxed for three hours in ...

Akali Dal stalwart Parkash Singh Badal urges Rahul to initiate action against Sidhu

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Feb 18 : Shiramani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday pressed for expulsion of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from the Congress party and also from the state cabinet. SAD stalwart a...

Pulwama encounter: AAP pays homage to 4 Army personnel martyred

New Delhi, Feb 18: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) condoled to Army Major and three soldiers who were martyred in a fierce encounter, which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kash...

No Karvan-e-Aman bus to POK

Srinagar, Feb 18 : The weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) on Monday has been cancelled, official sources said. The bu...

Pakistan calls back high commissioner in India ‘for consultations’

New Delhi Feb 18: Pakistan on Monday called back its high commissioner in India Sohail Mahmood “for consultations”, Dawn News reported. "He left New Delhi this morning," said Dr Mohammad Faisal, the...

Security of 5 Kashmiri separatists withdrawn

SRINAGAR: Walking the talk, the state government on Sunday withdrew all security and government facilities provided to five separatist leaders including Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. ...

Curfew continues; barring stone-pelting in Janipur, Jammu peaceful; 19 detained

JAMMU: Curfew continued without any relaxation in Jammu for the third consecutive day on Sunday, even as the city remained peaceful by and large, barring some stray incidents of stone-pelting in Jani...

Police links violence, arson with students

JAMMU: Two days after arson incidents in which a mob torched and damaged around thirty three vehicles in Gujjar Nagar and Residency Road following Thursday’s Fidayeen attack on CRPF at Lethpora, the ...

Pulwama mastermind killed: Police

Srinagar, Feb 18: Security forces on Monday shot dead a Pakistani militant of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) who masterminded the suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir killing 49 troopers, po...

Security of J&K students studying outside reviewed

SRINAGAR: The governor's administration on Sunday reviewed the safety and security of students from Jammu and Kashmir studying outside the state in the wake of reports of incidents of harassment in t...

Rs 20 lakh relief announced for family of Rajouri martyr

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 20 lakh to the kin of CRPF jawan Naseer Ahmed of Rajouri district, who was martyred in the Pulwama attack, even...

Farooq bats for solving Kashmir issue politically

JAMMU: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said Sunday that the people of Kashmir are not responsible for the Pulwama attack but such type of incidents will continue till the "Kashmir issue...

Pak frustrated, patronising terror; Army will reply: HM

BHADRAK: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday castigated Pakistan, accusing it of engineering the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. He claimed that t...

President condemns, calls for courage, patience

GANAUR: President Ram Nath Kovind Sunday described as a cowardly act the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 paramilitary personnel were killed and said the nation has faced such challenges with courag...

After Governor’s assurance, NHM employees’ 35-day strike called off

JAMMU: The protesting National Health Mission (NHM) employees on Sunday suspended their 35-day-long strike after Governor Satya Pal Malik's assurance that their demands will be looked into. Thous...

CRPF to tweak its SOP to secure convoy, movement to continue

NEW DELHI: The CRPF has decided to tweak the standard operating procedures (SOPs) framed to secure its convoys, in the wake of a "new threat" where an explosives-laden vehicle was detonated by a terr...

Fuel Stations, ATMs go dry; over 20 marriage postponed

JAMMU: In view of curfew imposition post violence on the third consecutive day on Sunday in this winter capital of the state, the Automated Teller Machines and fuel filling stations got dry while th...

2 JeM commanders killed in Pulwama encounter

Srinagar, Feb 18: Seven people, including an Indian Army major and 3 soldiers and a civilian were martyred and two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's P...

Kamal Haasan takes digs at Stalin, Rajinikanth

Chennai, Feb 18 Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Sunday took digs at DMK President M.K. Stalin and Rajinikanth. At the Rotaract Annual District Conference held here, Kamal Haasan said Gram ...

#WeatherUpdate : Rain, snow forecast for J&K

Srinagar, Feb 18: Rain and snowfall is likely in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday and Tuesday after the minimum temperatures across the region improved following a nightlong cloud cover. Light to moder...

Contact Liaison officers across country, J&K Gov spokesman to Kashmiris

Srinagar, Feb 18: A spokesman of the Jammu and Kashmir government has asked Kashmiris staying in different parts of the country to contact Liaison Officers (Los) at six regions across the India. ...

Jammu-Srinagar highway to open for one-way traffic

Jammu, Feb 18: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway is slated to open for one-way traffic on Monday, according to a traffic department official. "Traffic moved from Srinagar to Jammu yesterday (S...

Curfew continues in Jammu

Jammu, Feb 18: The curfew in Jammu continued on Monday for the fourth consecutive day with authorities likely to take a decision on its relaxation later. "The curfew that was imposed on February 1...

India loses army major, 3 soldiers in Pulwama gunfight

Srinagar, Feb 18: A major and three soldiers, besides a civilian, were martyred in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district barely 10 km away from the suicide attack spot, police said on M...

Governor announces ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh for the family of Naseer Ahmad

JAMMU FEBRUARY 17: Governor Satya Pal Malik has announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 20 lakh to the next of the kin of CRPF Head Constable, Naseer Ahmed of district Rajouri. Naseer Ahmad was mar...

Inclement weather forecast: Kashmir colleges to remain closed until February 21

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 17: In view of the inclement weather forecast, the Divisional administration in Kashmir has ordered deferred reopening of colleges after winter vacations across the division. D...

Safety and security of JK students studying outside the state reviewed

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 17, 2019 – Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today reviewed the safety and security of the students from Jammu & Kashmir studying in different colleges and unive...

J&K Bank and Equitas Development Trust hold Job Fair in migrant Township Jagti Nagrota

J&K Bank in association with M/S Equitas Development Initiative Trust organized a first of its kind Mega Job Fair for educated & unemployed youth of low income households at Higher Secondary School M...

ISL: Play-off berth in sight for Goa

Fatorda (Goa), Feb 17 (IANS) FC Goa will aim to follow the footsteps of Bengaluru FC and confirm their place in the Indian Super League (ISL) play-offs when they face Kerala Blasters FC here on Monda...

Schwartzman advances to Argentina Open final

Buenos Aires, Feb 17 (IANS) Home favourite Diego Schwartzman reached the final of the Argentina Open by coming from behind to defeat top seed and defending champion Dominic Thiem. Austrian world N...

Vidarbha, the new powerhouse of domestic cricket

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the teams which have always dominated the domestic cricket circuit. However, Vidarbha -- one of the lower rated teams not too long...

Bundesliga: Poulsen brace helps Leipzig to win over Stuttgart

Stuttgart (Germany), Feb 17 (IANS) Denmark forward Yussuf Poulsen scored a brace of goals for RB Leipzig, leading his side to a 3-1 victory over host VfB Stuttgart in a Bundesliga match held here. ...

Family, friends pay final respects to Argentina's Emiliano Sala

Progreso (Argentina), Feb 17 (IANS) Family and friends of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash last month in the English Channel, paid their final respects at a memorial serv...

Griezmann leads Atletico to La Liga win over Rayo

Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Superstar forward Antoine Griezmann led Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano, a result that gets the club back on track in the La Liga. Atletico came out eage...

Reliance Group reaches agreement with 90% of lenders

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group has reached an in-principle "standstill understanding" with more than 90 per cent of its lenders, the company said on Sunday. A Reliance Gr...

15 lakh salaried employees with PF a/c's stuck with toxic IL&FS bonds

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A new threat looms large for the government in an election year. A spanking new but restive community of salaried employees is concerned about its money deposited with the Em...

Modi lays foundation stone of Patna Metro Rail

Begusarai (Bihar), Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation of the much-awaited Patna Metro Rail through video conferencing from Begusarai in Bihar. Modi also opene...

Rupee weakened against $ in choppy weekly trade

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) In a choppy week's trade, the Indian currency weakened against the US dollar to close above the 71 a dollar mark on Friday, owing to a sharp rise in crude oil prices, turmoil in...

Facebook suspends 3 pages linked to Russian government

San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Three video-centric pages run by a viral video company - Maffick Media - have been suspended from Facebook because they failed to properly disclose their ties with Russia...

No development in Odisha despite stable government: Rajnath

Bhadrak (Odisha), Feb 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday alleged that Odisha had failed to develop under Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik despite the state having a stable government ...

Sikkim announces Rs 3 lakh each for families of Pulwama martyrs

Gangtok, Feb 17 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Sunday announced Rs 3 lakh each for the families of the 49 CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack last Thursday. ...

CRPF warns against fake photos of Pulwama martyrs

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Sunday said some miscreants were putting up fake photographs of body parts of troopers, killed in the Pulwama attack, to spread "ha...

179 Nepalese trafficking victims sent home

Imphal Feb 17 (IANS) Nepalese human trafficking victims numbering 179, including 147 girls, rescued in the past two weeks, were shifted to their home country from here on Sunday, authorities said. ...

Jobless growth turning into job-loss growth: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Pointing to domestic challenges like agrarian crisis, declining employment opportunities and prevalence of divisive forces, former prime minister Manmohan Singh here on Sunda...

Student held for 'glorifying' Pulwama attack sent to judicial custody

Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) A court in Himachal Pradesh's Kasauli on Sunday sent an engineering student from Kashmir to a 14 days judicial custody for allegedly posting a comment "glorifying" the Pulwama t...

Leading European maker of missiles under ED scanner

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) At the height of the Rafale jet controversy, dealings of a leading European manufacturer of missiles MBDA has come under the scanner of Indian investigating agencies. MBDA is...

Sacrifice of CRPF troopers will not go in vain: Rajnath

Bhadrak, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the sacrifice of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers will not go in vain. "The security personnel have been giv...

India's Eastern Frontier best in terms of relations, security: BSF

Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) India's Eastern Frontier is the best International Border in terms of relations, security and other aspects with the neighbours, a top BSF official said here on Sunday. The...

CRPF pleads people to refrain from posting fake news & pictures

New Delhi, Feb 17: Central Reserve Police Force said on Sunday that people should refrain from posting ''fake pictures of body parts of martyrs to invoke hatred'' and said fake news about harassment ...

Guwahati teacher suspended over Facebook post on Pulwama attack

Guwahati, Feb 17: A college teacher was suspended here for a Facebook post over the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers. In her pos...

Appealing for peace, Omar says attackers of Kashmiris helping enemies

Srinagar, Feb 17: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said those who are attacking and terrorising Kashmiri students in different parts of the country, are helping 'our enemies and those wh...

Condolence March to pay homage to Brave Martyred Soldiers

Kolkata, Feb 17: Vardaan Market in association with Metro Plaza and Emami Market on Sunday organized a Condolence March to pay homage to our Brave Martyred Soldiers who made supreme sacrifice. ...

Colleges to reopen on Feb 21 after vacations, CUK, KU postpone tests, interview

Srinagar, Feb 17: All colleges which were scheduled to reopen on Monday after winter vacation will now reopen on February 21 in the valley, where Central University Kashmir (CUK) and Kashmir Universi...

Situation still tense around educational institutes in Dehradun

Dehradun, Feb 17: In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Uttarakhand Police are having to tackle rumour mongering and alleged offensive posts on social media, even as the situation remain...

Amit Shah calls Pulwama attack "cowardice", says martyrs' sacrifice will not go in vain

Guwahati, Feb 17: BJP president Amit Shah has termed the Pulwama attack "cowardice" and said that the sacrifice of the martyrs will not go in vain as there is a BJP government and not a Congress one ...

Kashmiri civil secretariat staff demand protection to send families home

Jammu, Feb 17: Kashmiri state government employees working at the Civil Secretariat here on Sunday demanded protection for sending their families home. The Civil Secretariat, the seat of the Jammu a...

Jammu Violence: ATMs, filling stations go dry, people face crisis of dairy products in view of curfew

Jammu, Feb 17: In view of curfew imposition post-violence on the third consecutive day on Sunday in this winter capital of the state, the Automated Teller Machines and fuel filling stations got dry w...

PM invites ideas for 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited ideas for the 53rd edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr Modi wrote 'Thi...

Priyanka interacts with martyrs' families in UP: assures all help by Cong

Lucknow, Feb 17: Congress general secretary ( Uttar Pradesh east) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has talked to the family members of the martyrs of the Pulwama attack and assured all help to them by the party...

Same fire in my heart as billowing out from yours, PM tells countrymen on Pulwama

Barauni, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured the countrymen of giving befitting reply to Pulwama terror attack, martyring 49 jawans of CRPF, saying there was the same fire in his heart...

Aurangabad youth urges PM to let him 'avenge' CRPF attack

Aurangabad, Feb 17: In the wake of Pulwama attack, which martyred 49CRPF personnel on February 14, a-36-year-old youth from Aurangabad has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give him the opportuni...

Sushma Swaraj discusses issues of mutual interest with Bulgarian counterpart

New Delhi/ (Bulgaria), Feb 17: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Bulgarian counterpart and Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva on Saturday and the two leaders discusse...

J&K announces Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia for martyr Naseer Ahmad's family

Srinagar, Feb 17: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday announced solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the next of the kin of CRPF Head Constable, Naseer Ahmed of district Rajouri, an official sp...

Pulwama Attack: Karnataka Police file FIR against 3 Engineering Students hailing from Kashmir

Bengaluru, Feb 17: Surya City Police in Bengaluru Rural District has filed FIR against three Engineer students arrested for defending suicide bomber attack on a CRPF Bus at Pulwama in Srinagar-Kashmi...

Strike cripples life in Kashmir, famous Sunday market also remains closed

Srinagar, Feb 17: Life was on Sunday crippled in Kashmir valley due to general strike, called by traders in protest against attack on students and other Kashmiri residents in Jammu and other parts of...

Three Rohingya Muslims detained in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 17: Three Rohingya Muslims were detained by the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Lumding town in Central Assam's Hojai district on Sunday morning. Superintendent of Railway Police ...

3 dead, 50 injured as bus falls into drain in Jabalpur

Jabalpur, Feb 17: Three people were killed and 50 injured when a passenger bus fell into a drain here early on Sunday morning. The bus was travelling from Prayagraj to Nagpur when the driver lost co...

President of Argentina Macri arrives India on a three-day state visit

New Delhi, Feb 17: President of Argentina Mauricio Macri arrived here on a three-day state visit to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Bienvenido Senor Presidente. President o...

Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani's Reliance Foundation offers to rehabilitate Pulwama victims' kin

Reliance Foundation further said its hospital is ready to provide treatment to the injured jawans. As many as 40 CRPF jawans were Martyred in the terror attack in Kashmir's Pulwama district on Februa...

46 NHM employees terminated

JAMMU, Feb 16: Government terminated services of 46 NHM employees across the State for their authorized absence from their duties. “The terminated employees include 7 from Bandipora, 6 from Udhampur...

Bandipur National Park beefed up control forest fire during the summer

Chamarajanagara, Karnataka, Feb 17: The Forest Department has taken up precautionary measure with firefighting capabilities to combat forest fires that tend to ravage large swathes of Bandipur nation...

leave for Jammu after remaining stranded for about 2 weeks

Srinagar, Feb 17: Over 4,500 vehicles, stranded for about two weeks on this side of the Jawahar tunnel, was allowed to leave for Jammu on Sunday morning as only one-way traffic will continue to ply o...

CRPF ready to help Kashmiris outside despite losing 49 jawans in JeM attack

Srinagar, Feb 17 : The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has set up 'CRPF Madadgaar' 24X7 helpline for speedy assistance to Kashmiri students, businessmen and others, in case they face any difficul...

Security for separatist leaders - Shabir Shah, Abdul Ghani Bhat, 3 others to be withdrawn

New Delhi/Srinagar, Feb 17: In a major decision and taking a pro-active step against 'separatist' leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to withdraw "all security and government fac...

Mobile internet blocked in Srinagar, other parts of Valley

Srinagar, Feb 17 : Mobile internet of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has been blocked in the Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, as a precautio...

Home Ministry, J&K Guv keeping eyes on security situation of students in various states

New Delhi, Feb 17: Hours after National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought adequate steps for protection of students and others from the state in various...

Curfew continues in Jammu

Jammu, Feb 17: A curfew in Jammu continued for a third consecutive day on Sunday with the authorities saying that it will remain in force until the law and order situation improves in the city. “The...