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Governor reviews arrangements at Holy Cave, Panjtarni, Domel and Baltal Yatra Camps and Neelgrath Helipad

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), accompanied by Shri Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer of the Board, visited the Holy Cave, Panjtarni, Baltal and Domel...

Governor meets leaders of political parties

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra today met with senior leaders and representatives of political parties of the State at the Raj Bhawan this evening and discussed with them the prevailing environment and...

Nirmal Singh inaugurates Vet hospital, inspects several dev projects

KATHUA: To keep abreast with the increasing demand for modern animal care and treatment requirements of pets and other domestic animals in Billawar, Speaker Legislative Assembly, Dr. Nirmal Singh, to...

DC Srinagar places 24 employees under suspension

SRINAGAR: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, surprise inspections were conducted at several government offices in the district. During the inspections, 10 officials at Chief Medical Officer Srinagar, nine at Gousia Hospital Khanyar and five at Chief Education Officer Srinagar were found unauthorisedly absent and were placed under immediate suspension. T...

6th Sem polytechnic exam postponed

SRINAGAR: According to Secretary J&K State Board of Technical Education, the Sixth Semester examination of three-year Diploma Courses of Polytechnics scheduled to be held on 23rd June 2018 (Saturday) has been postponed. The fresh date of examination will be announced later on.

Skills, knowledge driving force of socio-economic growth: DC Kupwara

KUPWARA: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today said that skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development in contemporary times and nee...

Border residents get 19 new community bunkers in Poonch

POONCH: District Development Commissioner, Poonch Mohammad Aijaz Asad handed over 19 community bunkers to the targeted families in border areas and reviewed the progress on the construction of remain...

Dir Agri inspects progress on farmers welfare programmes under NAFCC

JAMMU: Director Agriculture, Jammu Hari Krishan Razdan today inspected the progress of ongoing farmer welfare programmes being implemented under National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change project (N...

3-day Tourism Deptt skill development prog concludes

SRINAGAR: A three-day orientation programme organized by the Department of Tourism Kashmir for its officials aimed at skill enhancement and personality development concluded here today. The officials from other departments including SKICC, RSGC, and JKTDC also participated in the orientation programme where professional trainers of national repute imparted training. The main emphasis was laid o...

DDC Samba visits Govt offices; suspends five employees

SAMBA: District Development Commissioner, Samba S Rajinder Singh Tara today conducted surprise inspection of various government offices in Bari Brahmana. The DDC visited Municipal Committee Office, ...

DDC Doda chairs preparatory DISHA meet

DODA: District Development Commissioner, Doda Bhawani Rakwal today chaired a preparatory meeting to review the physical and financial progress of works under centrally sponsored schemes for ensuing D...

Power supply to remain affected

JAMMU: As per Chief Engineer Electric M&RE Wing, Jammu, the power supply to Roop Nagar, Lower Roop Nagar, Housing Colony, Chinore, Durga Nagar, Buta Nagar, New Subash Nagar and adjoining areas fed from Janipur-Roop Nagar Line (BH-1)/New Subash Nagar shall remain affected on June 24 from 06 am to 11 am.

Mehbooba Mufti meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Ms. Mufti referred to certain important issues, relating to the growth and development of ...

K Vijay Kumar assumes office as Advisor to Governor

SRINAGAR: K Vijay Kumar, IPS (Retd) assumed office as Advisor to J&K Governor here today. He was welcomed by Principal Secretary Home, Mr R K Goyal and other senior officers at the Civil Secretariat...

Advisor reviews security situation

SRINAGAR: Immediately after assuming office as Advisor to Governor, Mr Vijay Kumar reviewed the security situation with the top police brass during his maiden meeting here. The meeting was attended ...

Govt orders implementation of 'Biometric Attendance System' with immediate effect

SRINAGAR: In order to ensure punctuality in the Government Offices/ Establishments, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary today ordered implementation of Biometric Attendance System with immediate effect. According to the order for all Government employees/ persons drawing salary, wages, honorarium etc, no salary or wages would be drawn in favour of the Government employees of any c...

Chief Justice inaugurates legal awareness camp at Kargil

KARGIL: Chief Justice J&K High Court, Justice Alok Aradhe in presence of Chief Justice Guwahati High Court, Justice Ajit Singh inaugurated a Mega Legal Awareness Camp at Hussaini Park here today. Th...

Coordinated strategy on Disaster Management at Bhawan

KATRA: To remain ever alert to tackle all types of disasters at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan in Trikuta Hills, a Workshop-cum-Discussion was held at Bhawan under the chairmanship of Maj Gen (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma, AVSM, Member, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. The Workshop was attended by senior officials stationed at Bhawan, including Mr. Jagdish Singh, KAS, SDM Bhawan; Mr Uttam Kumar, A...

Preparedness for Shri Amarnathji Yatra reviewed in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: District Development Commissioner Anantnag Mr. Mohammad Younis Malik along with ADC Anantnag Showkat Ahmad Rather and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Consultant, Retd Brig Kuldeep Singh convened a meeting of the officers of line departments and representatives of SDRF & NDRF to review the disaster preparedness for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018, at Dak Bungalow Khannabal Anant...

DDC Ganderbal reviews Shri Amarnathji Yatra arrangements

GANDERBAL: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla along with concerned officers convened a meeting at Base Camp Baltal to review the arrangements for ensuing Shri Amarnath ji ...

CMO Bandipora invites applications under NHM

BANDIPORA: Chief Medical Officer Bandipora has invited applications on prescribed format on behalf of District Health Society Bandipora from eligible candidates of Bandipora district for the posts of FMPHW, staff nurse, ISM Pharmacist, Audiologist /speech therapist to be hired on contractual basis under National Health Mission. Other details can be confirmed from the office of District Health S...

Dr Sehrish Asgar assumes office as DC Budgam

BUDGAM: Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar today assumed the charge as Deputy Commissioner Budgam. The young and dynamic officer is of 2013 IAS batch. Earlier, she has served as SDM Gurdaspur and Additional Dep...

Strong measures needed to prohibit conversion of agriculture land: Director Agri

SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi today highlighted the need for concerted efforts to prevent the conversion of agriculture land for non-agricultural practices. The Dir...

e-PDS to ensure greater accountability, transparency: ADC

SHOPIAN: For effective implementation of electronic Public Distribution System (e-PDS), a two-day state level workshop was today organized by Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (...

DDC Kulgam reviews disaster preparedness

KULGAM: District Development Commissioner Kulgam, Sajad Hussain, convened a meeting to review the disaster preparedness and management in the district here today. During the meeting, DDC informed th...

DDC Ganderbal reviews Shri Amarnathji Yatra arrangements

GANDERBAL, JUNE 22: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla along with concerned officers convened a meeting at Base Camp Baltal to review the arrangements for ensuing Shri Ama...

Mehbooba Mufti meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JUNE 22: Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Ms. Mufti referred to certain important issues, relating to the growth and deve...

Cong's policy in "sync" with terrorists, alleges BJP

New Delhi, Jun 22: Attacking Rahul Gandhi, the BJP today alleged that the Congress under him has "designed" its politics in sync with terrorists as it cited the reported comments of its leader Ghulam...

Er Rashid MLA not invited to APM in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jun 22: Chairman of the Awani Itehad Party (AIP) and MLA from Langate Er Sheikh Abdul Rashid claimed that he was not invited for All Party Meeting (APM) called by Governor N N Vohra on Frid...

Militants hurl grenade at security forces' vehicle in J&K's Pulwama

Srinagar, Jun 22: Militants hurled a grenade at a security forces' vehicle in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district today, injuring several people, police said. The ultras hurled the g...

Barring parts of south Kashmir, life returns to normal in the valley

Srinagar, Jul 22: Life returned to normalcy on Friday in Kashmir valley after remaining crippled for a day on Thursday due to a strike called by separatists against civilian killings and assassinatio...

Mehbooba factor forced BJP to pullout of J&K Govt: Former minister

Jammu, Jun 22: Former minister and BJP MLA Choudhary Lal Singh on Friday said that former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Hurriyat and Pakistan were the main factors that forced BJP to pullout of the...

Nine security personnel injured in militant grenade attack in south Kashmir

Srinagar, June 22: Nine security personnel, including five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in a militant hand grenade attack on a patrol party at Tral, about 35 km from her...

Anantnag encounter: IS JK chief among four militants, jawan, civilian killed

Srinagar, Jun 22: A self styled Chief of Islamic State (IS) in Jammu and Kashmir was among four militants killed in a fierce encounter during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir dis...

Not only obese or overweight, even lean may succumb to liver disease

Kolkata, Jun 22: The myth that only obese, overweight, and middle-aged people succumb to liver diseases is totally wrong as even the young, lean, and seemingly healthy millennials working out to stay...

Sahitya Akademi announces Bal, Yuva Puraskar awards for 2018

New Delhi, June 22: India's national academy of letters, the Sahitya Akademi, on Friday announced the names of 21 winners of its Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 21 receipients of the Yuva Puraskar for this ...

J&K governor NN Vohra cancels all-party meet scheduled for today

NEW DELHI, JUNE 22: Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra has cancelled an called an all-party meeting scheduled for this evening in Srinagar to discuss the situation in the wake of the implementation ...

BJP demands action against Azad for his army remarks

New Delhi, June 22: The BJP on Friday attacked senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for his remarks about "the Indian Army killing more civilians rather...

Terrorists have to be dealt with firmly to protect human rights of ordinary citizens: Jaitley

New Delhi, Jun 22: Terrorists have to be dealt with firmly to protect human rights of ordinary citizens, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Raising a question as to whether fidayeens, who are...

BJP-PDP 'talaq': PDP lost opportunity to reform its ideology, says Kishna Saagar

Hyderabad, June 22: Describing the ending of three-years unconventional alliance between BJP and PDP, Telangana BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar on Friday said that PDP has lost a historic opportunity...

15 bus passengers injured in road accident

Nawada, Jun 22: At least 15 passengers were injured when their bus fell into a roadside ditch on National Highway 31 near Chhapra roundabout under Rajauli police station area in the district today. ...

Cong resorting to pro-Pak propaganda: J&K BJP

Jammu, June 22: The Jammu & Kashmir state unit of BJP on Friday charged that the Congress has resorted to "lowly hate politics through motivated statements" blaming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for p...

Heavy rains claim 8 lives in Marathwada

Aurangabad, Jun 22 : Eight people were killed and three others injured in different districts of Marathwada region following heavy rains on Thursday. Four people were killed in Nanded district whe...

Too early to do post-mortem, says Mehbooba's former aide Mattoo

New Delhi, June 22: Amitabh Mattoo, a former close aide to the PDP leader and outgoing Jammu and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has announced to "go off" Facebook and social media to "meditate and re...

BJP targets Azad, Soz; says there's "a Pakistan within Congress"

New Delhi, June 22: The BJP on Friday lashed out at the Congress party for latter's pro-Pakistan and supposed to be pro-Gen Pervez Musharraf statements vis-a-vis the militancy in Jammu and Kashmir an...

Four Islamic State terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter

Srinagar, June 22: A policeman and four militants were killed in a shootout at Nowshera village in South Kashmir on Friday, police said. A civilian was also killed in clashes between police and loca...

Wreath laying ceremony for Martyr HC Habib-ul-lah held at DPL Srinagar

Srinagar, June 22: To pay homage to the martyr HC Habib-ul-lah, who achieved martyrdom in the wee hours after he was injured in a terror attack at KaranNagar days ago, a wreath laying ceremony was he...

3 held in connection with blast in J&K's Ganderbal

Srinagar, Jun 22: Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a low intensity blast inside a park in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir which left five people injured, police said today...

Anantnag encounter: 3 militants, jawan, civilian killed

Srinagar, June 22: Three militants, a jawan and a civilian were killed in a fierce encounter during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Friday. 'We could ...

Clashes in Anantnag & Pulwama, internet suspended

Srinagar, June 22: Clashes erupted between demonstrators and security forces in parts of south Kashmir, where three militants, a jawan and a civilian were killed and a woman injured in an encounter ...

Historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar reopens after one-day closure

Srinagar, June 22: The historic Jamia Masjid in the downtown Srinagar reopened after remaining closed to prevent any protests on Thursday when separatists had called for a general strike in protest ...

Four of a family killed in Telangana road accident

Hyderabad, June 22: Four members of a family were killed in a road accident in Telangana's Peddapalle district in early on Friday, police said. A car in which they were travelling rammed into a st...

Cop, civilian among 4 killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, June 22: Two militants, a civilian and a policeman were killed on Friday in an ongoing gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. Police sou...

War of words on J&K continues on Twitter between Omar, Ram Madhav

Srinagar, June 22: A war of words continued on twitter between vice-president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) national General secretary and in charge Ja...

Encounter ensues b/w SF and militants in south Kashmir

Srinagar, June 22: An encounter ensued between militants and security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Friday morning, official sources said...

Police HC, injured in militant firing, succumbs in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jun 22: A Head Constable (HC) of Jammu and Kashmir police, who was injured in a militant attack in Karan Nagar area of the city, succumbed to injuries in a hospital on Friday, a police spok...

Four of family killed as car collides with stationary lorry

Peddapalli, Jun 22: Four members of a family were killed on the spot when the car in which they were travelling collided with a stationary lorry at Katnapally of Sultanabad Mandal in this district in...

Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 22: Train service resumed on Friday after daylong suspension for security reasons in the Kashmir valley. The separatists had called for a general strike on Thursday to protest the k...

Governor reviews important pending matters

SRINAGAR: During his visit to the State Civil Secretariat today, Governor N.N. Vohra held extensive discussions with Shri B.B. Vyas, Chief Secretary, to review all major matters which were pending approval of the Chief Minister and the Cabinet, when the change of Government took place. Governor decided several important matters today, including a few pending postings and transfers. As regards ma...

DDC finalizes arrangements for Mahan Gurmat Smagam

POONCH: District Development Commissioner, Poonch Mohammad Aijaz Asad today chaired a meeting to finalise the arrangements for celebrations of Mahan Gurmat Smagam at Khari Dharamasal Poonch to be cel...

Distt admn holds International Yoga Day celebrations

RAJOURI: The 4th International Yoga Day was today celebrated at Rajouri with this year theme “Yoga for Peace” to raise awareness of the many benefits of practicing yoga - a physical, mental and spiritual practice. The programme was organised at Dak Bungalow Rajouri where senior district officers, members from civil society and press club, locals and others participated and performed yoga. The A...

KVIB holds awareness camp on NSSH

POONCH: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) today organized an awareness camp regarding National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) at village Marhot Tehsil Surankote in Poonch. Financial Advisor and Chief Accounts Officer, Mohd Ashraf Iqbal Haqla of the Board was the chief guest on the occasion. While addressing the gathering, FA/CAO, KVIB briefed about NSSH and...

Power Supply to remain affected

JAMMU: In order to check hotspots, tightening/replacing of loose/worn out jumpers, droppers, isolators and CTs, the shutdown of 132 KV busbar at Grid Station Gladni is being observed. During the shutdown, the power supply to Gandhi Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Trikuta Nagar, Residency Road, Dhounthly bazar, Karan Nagar, Kachi Chawani, Channi Himmat, Transport Nagar, Sainik Colony and Bhathindi etc shall ...

Governor meets Civil Services qualifiers

SRINAGAR: At a Reception hosted by them at the Raj Bhavan Governor N.N. Vohra and Mrs. Usha Vohra met the 2017-18 Civil Services qualifiers, along with a number of young IAS and IPS officers who are already serving in the Valley. Among this year’s successful candidates who attended the Reception included Sh. Fazlul Haseeb, Sh. Rahul Bhat, Sh. Abishek Sharma, Sh. Akshay Labroo, Sh. Amir Bashir, S...

Avinash Rai Khanna meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Avinash Rai Khanna, National Vice-President, Bharatiya Janata Party called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Governor and Sh. Khanna discussed the obtaining development...

4th International Yoga Day observed at Raj Bhavan

SRINAGAR: The 4th International Yoga Day was observed at the lawns of Raj Bhavan, where experts from Yoga Society of Kashmir conducted a 45 minute session of a Yoga demonstration exercises. Governo...

Secretary Tourism chairs workshop on online monitoring of works

SRINAGAR: A workshop aimed at familiarizing the engineering staff of Tourism department about a specially designed online application titled "Dashboard Application” was held on Wednesday at TRC Srinagar under the chairmanship of Secretary Tourism Rigzin Samphael. Besides Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood Ahmed Shah, the workshop was attended by CEOs and engineering staff of all Tourism Developmen...

Secretary RDD reviews implementation of Governor’s directions

SRINAGAR: Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda held a meeting to review the action taken on the directions issued by Governor, NN Vohra for completion of vario...

e-PDS for bringing accountability, transparency: Com Secy

SRINAGAR: For effective implementation of electronic Public Distribution System (e-PDS), a one-day state level workshop was today organized by Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs...

MP Nazir Laway chairs DISHA meeting at Kulgam

KULGAM: Member Parliament Rajya Sabha, Nazir Ahmad Laway today chaired a meeting of District Development Coordination & Monitoring Committee under (DISHA) at mini- secretariat Kulgam to review progress achieved under different centrally sponsored schemes in the district. DDC Kulgam Sajad Hussain, ADDC, CPO, ACD, Executive Engineers of PDD, R&B, PMGSY, CAO, CEO and other district officers of v...

DC Kupwara reviews 2nd Phase of GSA

KUPWARA: The District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting to review the status of the second Phase of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan/ Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan in 222 villag...

Tourism dept organizes 200 mtr freestyle swimming competition at Nigeen

SRINAGAR: After successfully organizing swimming camp during the month of Ramadan, the department of tourism Kashmir organized a swimming competition among the participants on Wednesday. Fifty students of different schools who successfully underwent training in swimming participated in the 200-meter freestyle event at Water Sports Center, Nigeen Club. Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah fla...

4th International Yoga Day celebrated with enthusiasm across Kargil

KARGIL: The 4th International Yoga Day was celebrated with enthusiasm across Kargil here today during which District Administration organized a series of yoga awareness and exercise sessions at the District Headquarter as well as the Sub Divisional levels. The main function was held in the premises of Indoor Stadium Kargil. Deputy Commissioner and CEO LAHDC Kargil Vikas Kundal was the Chief Gues...

International Yoga Day observed at Bandipora

BANDIPORA: The 4th International Day of Yoga was celebrated at Bandipora today. In this connection, a function was organised by Nodal Officer Department of ISM health at SK Sports Stadium Bandipora. The function was attended by District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora Khursheed Ahmad Sanai, Nodal Officer ISM Dr Iftikhar, Senior Police Officers, Ayush Doctors, officials of the Sports Dep...

Governor attends 4th International Yoga Day

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra attended the 4th International Yoga Day organized by the Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy, J&K, in early morning today at the Sher-i-Kashmir Indo...

Yoga eradicates stress: Dr Jitendra

JAMMU: The 4th edition of International Yoga Day was celebrated today in Jammu with great vigor and enthusiasm. The function was organized by Department of AYUSH at K K Hakku Stadium which witnessed ...

Nirmal Singh for adopting healthy lifestyle to stay fit

JAMMU: “Yoga is significant to discover inner peace; sense of oneness with yourself, symbolizes harmony between man and nature and form a balance between mind and body,” said Speaker, Jammu and Kashm...

International Yoga Day celebrated in Reasi

REASI: The Department of Youth Services and Sports, Reasi today organized a programme to mark the celebrations of 4th International Yoga Day here. MLA Reasi Ajay Nanda was the chief guest while as SSP Tahir Bhat was guest of honor on the occasion. A two-hour yoga session was organized by Madan Lal, Jaswant Singh and yoga instructors in which all the participants evinced their keen interest in t...

International Yoga Day celebrated in Ramban

RAMBAN: MLA, Ramban Neelam Langeh today stressed the need for youth to adopt Yoga in their daily routine and make it a habit to perform the exercises. The MLA was speaking during International Yoga...

International Yoga Day celebrated in Doda

DODA: The district administration under the chairmanship of DDC, Doda Bhawani Rakwal today organised a programme to mark the celebrations of 4th International Yoga Day at Sports Stadium here. The pr...

International Yoga Day celebrated in Kathua

KATHUA: Nehru Yuva Kendra in collaboration with district administration and AYUSH today organized a programme to celebrate International Yoga Day at Sports Stadium, Kathua. Various educational insti...

GCW Parade celebrates International Yoga Day

JAMMU: Government College for Women, Parade today organized a programme to mark the celebrations of 4th International Yoga Day in the college premises. The event was organized under the auspices of 2nd J&K Girls Battalion Jammu in which 8 institutions across the Jammu division participated. Dr Yograj Padha from Bhartiya Yog Sansthan and his team were the Resource persons on the occasion. All th...

Sher-e-Kashmir Police Academy holds ‘Inspection and Supervision’ course

UDHAMPUR: Sher-i-Kashmir Police Academy, Udhampur organized a three-day long course on ‘Inspection and Supervision” for the ranks of Deputy SP to Senior Superintendent of Police. The course was designed under the guidance of Director, Sher-i-Kashmir Police Academy Udhampur, Sulaiman Salaria, ADGP which was coordinated by Kamal Sharma, CPO and Mustafa Riaz, PO. The main objective behind the cours...

ADDC chairs DLRC, RSETI meets in Ramban

RAMBAN: Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC), Ramban Ravinder Sadhu chaired District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting of officers of banking and civil departments to discuss the a...

All J&K Patwar Association calls on FC Revenue

SRINAGAR: A delegation of All J&K Patwar Association today called on Financial Commissioner Revenue and reiterated their demands. They discussed various issues pertaining to Patwaries across the State. Financial Commissioner Revenue assured them that their genuine demands shall be considered sympathetically in due course by the State Government. Patwar Association agreed to call off their strike...

SAC conducts inspection of Dal, Nigeen lakes

SRINAGAR: The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of LAWDA today conducted extensive inspection of Dal and Nigeen lakes to assess the spread of Lily and other aquatic plants in the lake and measures ...

Training prog held for Hajj pilgrims in Leh

LEH: The State Haj Committee, J&K conducted 2nd phase training for the selected Haj pilgrims of Leh district here today. During the training representative of State Haj Committee and Haj Committee o...

International Yoga Day observed in Leh

LEH: Like in other parts of world and India, the 4th International Yoga Day was observed in Leh district with great participation of students, para-military and medical staff at different venues in L...

Yoga Sessions held for jail inmates

JAMMU: A Yoga session was organized in District Jail, Jammu to observe International Yoga Day. The Art of Living teacher Rupali Dutta and other instructors taught Yoga asanas and pranayam to the jai...

All J&K Secretariat Employees Union calls on Governor

SRINAGAR: A delegation of All J&K Secretariat Employees Union led by its President Sh. Ghulam Rasool, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Civil Secretariat today and apprised Governor about some of their important problems. Governor urged members of the Union to work with zeal, honesty and dedication for the time bound disposal of their official work and assured timely resolution of their probl...

International Yoga Day celebrated in Samba

SAMBA: The district administration in collaboration with Yoga Samiti organized a Yoga Shivir to mark the celebrations of International Yoga Day at Veer Bhoomi Park here. The district officers, membe...

GDC Udhampur celebrates International Yoga Day

UDHAMPUR: In order to mark the 4th International Yoga Day, Government Degree College, Udhampur today organized a programme in the premise of College Vatika here. Around 168 NCC/NSS Cadets from GDC Udhampur, GCW Udhampur, GHSS Boys & Girls, APS T. Morh, APS Dhar Road, KV No. 1, GHSSS Garnai, GHSS Tikri besides staff members of different educational institutions participated in the camp. Principa...

IIMC holds International Yoga Day celebrations

JAMMU: Northern Regional Campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Jammu today celebrated the International Yoga Day in collaboration with ‘Morning Walkers Association’ of ‘Ever Green Park’ Channi Himmat, Jammu. The event was organized under the guidance of Dr. Ram Kumar. In the opening remarks, Dr. Kumar highlighted the importance of Yoga and asked the participants to attend the...

International Yoga Day celebrated in Rajouri

RAJOURI: A function celebrating 4th International Yoga Day was organised by Bureau of Outreach Communication, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India in collaboration with District Youth and Sports Office, Rajouri at Mini Stadium near DYSS Office, Rajouri. The function was organised with an aim of spreading awareness among masses about importance and usefulness of Yoga Pract...

GDC Ramnagar holds Yoga camp

UDHAMPUR: NSS Unit of Government Degree College, Ramnagar today organized a one-day Yoga camp on 4th International Yoga Day in premises of the college here. Programme Officer, Prof Kewal Kumar and D...

Prospective Haj Pilgrims imparted training in Rajouri

RAJOURI: 410 prospective Haj pilgrims were imparted training regarding Manasik-e-Hajj and other logistics in a training session organised by the district administration here today. Experts from Haj ...

Power supply to remain affected

JAMMU: To execute work for laying of 33 KV Cable for mega project General Bus Stand cum MLCP Commercial Complex at General Bus Stand Jammu, the power supply to areas adjoining General Bus Stand, Jammu shall remain affected on June 24 from 6 am to 1 pm.

Avinash Rai Khanna meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JUNE 21: Sh. Avinash Rai Khanna, National Vice-President, Bharatiya Janata Party called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Governor and Sh. Khanna discussed the obtaining ...

Ganaie resigns as Adv General J&K

Srinagar, June 21: Advocate general of Jammu and Kashmir Jahangir Iqbal Ganaie on Thursday resigned from his post. His resignation came two days after the collapse of PDP-BJP government in the sta...

3 UP youth questioned in Kashmir stone pelting case

Lucknow, June 21: Three youth have been detained and are being questioned in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh for their alleged complicity in stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar distric...

'Fearing Cong's opp juggernaut and with 2019 polls in sight, BJP ended alliance in J&K,' alleges Soz

Srinagar, Jun 21: Alleging that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) moved out of the coalition government with PDP in the Jammu and Kashmir keeping in view 2019 general elections, senior Congress leader Prof...

J&K Guv meets UPSC qualifiers, advises them to serve with honesty

Srinagar, Jun 21: Governor N N Vohra on Thursday met 2017-18 Civil Services qualifiers and advised them to work from the very first day with honesty, dedication and sensitivity for advancing the welf...

Social connections reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes: DAK

Srinagar, Jun 21 : Claiming that social connections reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) said that studies have revealed that about a third of heart attacks...

Hundreds of children, SF personnel, NCC cadets practice Yoga in Kashmir, Ladakh

Srinagar, Jun 21: Hundreds of children, NCC cadets and security force personnel, including from Army, J&K Police and CRPF, took part in events held at various places in Kashmir valley and Ladakh regi...

Man held for mercilessly beating his wife and daughter in Jammu

Jammu, June 21: A man was arrested on Thursday for mercilessly beating his wife and daughter with a stick in a village at Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir here. Police have already registere...

J&K state BJP chief claims getting threats from Pakistan

Jammu, Jun 21: Jammu and Kashmir state unit's BJP president Ravinder Raina today claimed to be getting death threats from Pakistan for the last two days and said he would not be cowed down by such c...

Kamal Haasan meets Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, June 21: Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Thursday met United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi here. Informed sources descr...

Rajouri police along with Army jointly conducts "Curfew drill" at Rajouri.

Jammu, June 21: For better coordination among different agencies and to prepare security apparatus for dealing with law and order problems besides giving final shape to a strategy meant for swift res...

BJP, National Conference trade charges on horse trading, political drama

New Delhi, June 21: The BJP and National Conference on Thursday indulged in fresh exchange of words with the saffron party alleging that it is Omar Abdullah's party that has indulged in horse trading...

Support for India on Kashmir at UN, Pakistan isolated

United Nations, June 21: Six countries have joined India in rejecting the report prepared by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). They are: Two from Asia (Bhutan, Afgha...

Life comes to grinding halt due to strike in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 21: Life came to a grinding halt on Thursday in Kashmir valley, due to a strike called by the separatists against civilian killings and assassination of senior Journalist and Rising Ka...

Omar mocks PDP, BJP; says they took cue from Bollywood movies to craft 'divorce'

Srinagar, June 21: Taking a jibe at PDP and BJP for allegedly crafting their 'divorce' after taking cue from Bollywood movies, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah said it is a ‘brilliant fixed ma...

JKNPP demonstrates demanding dissolution of J-K Assembly

Jammu, Jun 21: JKNPP activists staged a demonstration here today demanding immediate dissolution of the state Assembly to prevent any attempt of "horse-trading" to form a government. In a surprise...

Central team to identify source of Nipah virus

Kozhikode (Kerala), June 21: A central team is expected to arrive here to identify the source of the deadly Nipah virus that struck this Kerala district last month and claimed 13 lives. According ...

Udaan scheme getting good response in J&K: Hegde

Kolkata, Jun 21: The Udaan scheme for skill training to the educated unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir has been getting very good response, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entre...

History will never forgive BJP for its greed in Kashmir: Sena

Mumbai, Jun 21: In a vitriolic attack on the BJP, the Shiv Sena today charged that the saffron party opted out of power in Jammu and Kashmir after spreading anarchy, and said history will never forgi...

Journey of faith for displaced Kashmiri Pandits

Kulgam, June 21: Setting aside their fears, thousands of Kashmiri Pandits thronged the ancient shrines of Kheer Bhawani and Mata Tripur Sundri in this volatile south Kashmir district to celebrate the...

Situation in J&K will improve under Governor's rule: Mahesh Sharma

Kolkata, Jun 21: The situation in Jammu and Kashmir will improve under Governor's rule, Union minister Mahesh Sharma said today. In 2014, the BJP had made arrangements to form a government with th...

Delhi celebrates Yoga Day at Rajpath

New Delhi, June 21: Hundreds of people gathered here on Rajpath and surrounding parks to perform 'asanas' on the "International Day of Yoga" on Thursday morning. Union Minister Jayant Sinha, BJP M...

Geelani, Mirwaiz put under house arrest in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jun 21: Separatists leaders-- Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq-- besides Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai were put under house arrest on Thursday, to foil strike against the assas...

Security tightened for Amarnath Yatra due to rise in terrorist activity

Jammu, June21 : Ahead of this year's Amarnath yatra, the security forces have been strengthened across the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) to neutralize any attempt of infiltr...

Yoga very important for police as stress buster: DCP

New Delhi, Jun 21: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, along with 2000 Delhi Police personnel including the top brass, performed yoga on the occasion of World Yoga Day here in the capital. M...

Can yoga make the cut for Olympics?

June 21: On a day when yoga is having to jostle for mind space with a hugely popular sporting event like the FIFA World Cup, many fans of the ancient regimen are seriously dreaming up for a world cup...

Yaseen Malik arrested to foil JKLF protests in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jun 21: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested JKLF chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik to foil a protest march in Srinagar on Thursday, when separatists had called for a general strike in protest ag...

Historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar closed to prevent protests

Srinagar, Jun 21: The historic Jamia Masjid in the downtown Srinagar was closed to prevent any protests on Thursday when separatist have called for a general strike to protest the assassination of se...

Hope Azad will retract statement on civilian killings: Rathore

New Delhi, Jun 21: Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said he hoped that senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad would retract his reported statement that government actions killed 20 ci...

Yoga has nothing to do with religion: Vice President

Mumbai, June 21: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that yoga adopts a holistic approach towards health and well-being and it has "nothing to do with religion". "Yoga adopts a holis...

Rajnath, Naik, Yogi lead Yoga Day celebrations in UP

Lucknow, June 21: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday led hundreds of yoga enthusiasts as they practiced 'asanas' on the ...

Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists affected life across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a grouping of separatists headed by Syed Ali G...

PM leads nation in celebrating International Yoga Day

New Delhi/Dehradun, Jun 21 : The fourth International Yoga Day is being celebrated across the globe on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a large number of people in performing yoga asana...

Train services suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Jun 21: Train services were again suspended on Thursday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike in protest against the killing of seni...

1 policeman killed, 2 others injured in militant attack in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jun 21: One policeman was killed and two others were injured when militants attacked a police vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Pulwama late on Wednesday. This is the fir...

Wreath laying ceremony for Martyr Ct Tanveer Ahmad held at DPL Anantnag

Srinagar, June 21: To pay homage to the martyr Ct Tanveer Ahmad who was martyred yesterday in a terrorist attack at Kaendzal, a wreath laying ceremony was held at District Police Lines Anantnag. C...

Governor’s Rule Keeps Window for Govt Open

JAMMU: Following the collapse of Mehbooba Mufti government in wake of Peoples Democratic Party’s alliance partner Bhartiya Janta Party withdrawing support, Jammu and Kashmir state has come under Go...

Vohra to review last day orders of PDP Ministers, gives bureaucracy ‘to-do’ list

ZAFAR CHOUDHARY JAMMU: If any of the Ministers belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party signed some crucial files, issued orders, or released funds when television screens beamed Ram Madhav anno...

Elements of Team Vohra

SAHIL RASGOTRA JAMMU: A super cop credited with ending the 3-decade-long dreaded era of the notorious brigand, dacoit, and sandalwood smuggler Veerappan- Vijay Kumar, a well-grounded bureaucr...

Vyas, Kumar appointed Advisors to Governor

SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra has appointed Sh. B.B. Vyas, IAS, Chief Secretary, J&K and Sh. Vijay Kumar, IPS (Retd.) presently serving as Senior Security Advisor, Union Ministry of Home Affairs, as Advisors to the Governor with effect from the date they assume charge. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department, the terms and conditions of their appointment shall be no...

Governor chairs Security Review Meeting

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra reviewed a wide range of security management issues relating to the State with senior Civil, Police, Central Police, Army and Central Intelligence Agency officers in a m...

Jugal Kishore chairs DISHA meet

SAMBA: Member Parliament, Jammu-Poonch constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma today chaired a meeting of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) to review the physical and finan...

Progressive farmers interact with PM through video-conferencing

JAMMU: The progressive farmers of Jammu division today participated in an interactive session with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi through video-conferencing. The facility was arranged by the Department of Agriculture, Jammu at the Conference Hall of Krishi Bhawan here. The farmers from 600 KVKs, Common Service Centres (CSCs), NIC Centres and Directorates of Agriculture across the country particip...

DDC for result oriented implementation of centrally sponsored schemes

POONCH: District Development Commissioner, Poonch Mohammad Aijaz Asad today chaired a meeting to review physical and financial progress recorded by different departments under various centrally spons...

DDC inspects development projects in Mendhar

POONCH: District Development Commissioner, Poonch Mohammad Aijaz Asad today visited various parts of Subdivision, Mendhar to assess the developmental needs of the area, besides inspecting the projects in pipeline for development of infrastructure and providing better road connectivity in this border belt of the district. Given the tourism potential of the area, the DDC discussed the plans to tap...

ADC for effective implementation of single window programme

BHADERWAH: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Doda (holding additional charge of ADC Bhaderwah), Pawan Kumar today convened a meeting to discuss the modalities for providing benefits of various government schemes under single window programme (EK-Bari) to the eligible beneficiaries here. The programme has been started in Bhaderwah on the directions of Chief Justice of J&K High Court who directed t...

Power supply to remain affected

JAMMU: In order to carry out branch cutting/preventative maintenance the power supply to Udhampur Town and PHE etc fed from Udhampur line shall remain affected on June 22 from 09 am to 04 pm. Similarly, the power supply to Majouri, Basantgarh, Gandh Top etc fed from Ramnagar-Basantgarh tap shall remain affected on June 21 and 22 from 09 am to 04 pm. Likewise, the power supply to Chenani, Kud, S...

DC reviews functioning of Health deptt

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner, Rajouri (Chairman District Health Society) Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, in a meeting of concerned district officers, reviewed comprehensively the functioning...

Northern Army Commander meets Governor

Srinagar: Lt Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan today. Governor and the Army Commander discussed certain issues about the need for very close coordination in security management in the Valley, particularly keeping in view the need to ensure against co-lateral damage in counter-terrorist operations.

Governor advises Secretaries to ensure prompt, efficient, accountable functioning and prompt delivery of public services

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra held a meeting with all the Administrative Secretaries and the senior most Police and Forest Service officers at the Civil Secretariat here today. This was the Governor...

Mega legal services-cum-awareness camp organized at Harwan

SRINAGAR: Judges of Supreme Court, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice NV Ramana, jointly inaugurated a day-long mega legal services-cum-awareness camp at Juvenile Home Harwan here today. Chief Justice...

Conference on ‘Empowering marginalized Through Legal Services’

SRINAGAR: Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is also the Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) today inaugurated the one-day State Level Conference on “Empowering ...

WHS organizes awareness camp at Kheer Bhawani Mela

GANDERBAL: Women Helpline Service (181) of the Social Welfare Department today organized an awareness camp at the annual Mela Kheer Bhawani at Tulmulla here. The purpose of the camp was to make devo...

CEC Kargil for measures to tackle water scarcity

KARGIL: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) Kargil Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan on Tuesday called for carrying out necessary measures to assess the extent of damage to crops, trees and agricultural ...

DC Kargil stresses augmenting climate information system

KARGIL: Deputy Commissioner and CEO LAHDC, Kargil Vikas Kundal today called for strengthening climate information system in the district to devise prompt and timely measures to deal with disaster sit...

Director Archives reviews progress on SPS Museum upgradation

SRINAGAR: Director, Archives, Archaeology and Museums, Muneer-ul-Islam, today convened a meeting to review the progress on construction of SPS Museum here today. During the meeting, the concerned expressed their ideas and opinions for the timely completion of the project. It was given out that work on the museum is in final stages of completion. Director Archives stressing on the importance of ...

Attention Hajj Pilgrims of Shopian

SHOPAIN: According to District Development Commissioner Shopian the second orientation/training programme for the selected hajj pilgrimage of District Shopian has been fixed by the State Hajj Committee Srinagar on 21 June 2018. Accordingly, all the selected Hajj Pilgrimage of District Shopian are informed to attend the said orientation/training programme at Jamia Masjid Sharief Shopian at 10:00 ...

DC Reasi reviews developmental activities at Shiv Khori

REASI: Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, who is also the Vice Chairman of Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board (SSKSB), Prasanna Ramaswamy G today visited Shri Shiv Khori Shrine to review the ongoing development...

DC Rajouri felicitates 4 brilliant students

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner, Rajouri Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary felicitated four outshining students, two boys and two girls of a family, who have persistently shown outstanding and exceptional performance in academics. Pertinently Dr Shahid came across these brilliant students during his tour to Thanamandi Subdivision yesterday. Impressed by their exceptional performances in acad...

Awareness programme on Drug Abuse organized

JAMMU: District Jail, Jammu in collaboration with Narcotics Control Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI today organized an awareness programme on "International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” to educate the jail inmates about the harmful effects of consuming drugs. The programme was conducted under the guidance of Director General of Police (Prisons Department...

PDP-BJP break-up: Celebrations in parts of State, some fear lack of transparency in Guv rule

Srinagar: The break-up of the PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir sparked celebrations in parts of the Valley, even as some people expressed apprehension that Governor’s rule might lead to lack of...

Amarnath Yatra: Security forces asked to maintain cooperation

Srinagar: Ahead of the annual Amarnath yatra, security forces have been asked to maintain "highest level of alertness" and "synergy," police said today. The two-month long pilgrimage to the 3,880 met...

Governor's rule won't affect operations in Jammu & Kashmir: Bipin Rawat

New Delhi: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that the imposition of Governor's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not interrupt the operations against terrorists. General Rawat's response...

Militant groups will be flushed out of J&K: Rajnath Singh

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate militancy in Jammu and Kashmir anymore and that operation will be launched to flush out militants, IANS ...

BJP move to withdraw from PDP coalition an attempt to gain 'lost ground' ahead of LS polls: political parties

Jammu, Jun 20: BJP's decision to pull out of the ruling coalition with the PDP was seen by political parties in Jammu and Kashmir as an attempt to gain "lost ground" ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls...

Thousands attend Mela Kheer Bhawani associated with Goddess Ragnya Devi in Kashmir

Kheer-Bhawani, June 20: Thousands of devotees from different parts of the country joined the night-long "Puja" on the occasion of Mela Kheer Bhawani, the most important festival of Kashmiri pandits, ...

Omar demands dissolution of Assembly, fresh polls to avoid horse-trading by BJP

Srinagar, Jun 20: Demanding immediate dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly followed by fresh elections, former chief minister and vice-president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah sai...

Woman teacher drowns in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Jun 20: A 25-year-old woman teacher of a private school drowned in a river in the central Kashmir district of Ganderbal on Wednesday, official sources said. They said Kulsuma Rashid was ...

Hooda likely to take over as new J&K Guv after Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, June 20: With J&K Governor Nagendra Nath Vohra’s term coming to an end in the last week of this month, it is expected that he will remain in the office till the annual Shri Amaranth Yatra conc...

Three drug peddlers arrested in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jun 20: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested three drug peddlers, including two Punjab residents, in the central Kashmir district of Badgam, a police spokesman said here on Wednesday. He said...

Additional Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh posted to J&K

Srinagar, June 20: B.V.R. Subramanyam, the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) in Chattisgarh, was posted to Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday following the imposition of Governor's Rule in the state ...

Sitharaman visits rifleman Aurangzeb's family in J&K

Jammu, June 20: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15. Sitharaman arr...

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Governor forwards Report to President

Srinagar: This afternoon Governor N.N. Vohra received a letter by fax, jointly signed by S/Shri Ravinder Raina and Kavinder Gupta, State BJP President and Leader, BJP Legislature Party, respectively, to withdraw BJP’s support to the Coalition Government. Thereafter, Ms Mufti, Chief Minister, tendered her resignation and the Governor has asked her to continue in office till alternative arrangement...

DDC inspects development works in Poonch; directs for their speedy completion

POONCH: District Development Commissioner, Poonch Mohammed Aiyaz Asad today conducted a tour of Poonch town and inspected various developmental works being executed by various agencies there. During ...

Governor greets people on Khirbhawani Mela

Srinagar: Governor N. N. Vohra has felicitated the people on the eve of Khirbhawani Mela. In his message of greetings, the Governor has observed that this Festival is a shining example of communal harmony and brotherhood, which have been the hallmarks of the glorious pluralistic ethos of Jammu and Kashmir in the centuries past. Governor has prayed for peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in ...

Chairman State Commission for Backward classes meets Governor

Srinagar: Sh. Jeet Lal Gupta, Chairman, State Commission for Backward Classes, , met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Sh. Gupta briefed Governor about the functioning of the Commission and the various steps being taken to promote and protect the social, educational, economic and cultural interests of the Backward Classes in the State. He also apprised Governor about the various impor...

Finance Minister meets Governor

Srinagar: Sh. Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Finance Minister apprised Governor about the fiscal manag...

Governor expresses grief over Sh. Gowhar’s demise

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the demise of Sh. Ghulam Nabi Gowhar, eminent columnist and author. In a message, Governor has prayed for the departed soul resting in eternal peace.

Nirmal Singh inaugurates 3rd Kashmir World Film Festival

SRINAGAR: Speaker Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh, today inaugurated 3rd Kashmir World Film Festival at Tagore Hall here. Dr Singh was the chief guest on the occasion. Others who attended the ...

Justice Ranjan Gogoi attends Mega Legal Services and Awareness Camp

JAMMU: Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is also the Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) attended a Mega Legal Services and Awareness Camp held at Mishriwala on...

Complete road projects on time for development of Gurez: Dy Speaker

SRINAGAR: Deputy Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today convened a meeting to review the pace of developmental projects and impediment, if any, in Gurez constituenc...

Sukhnandan chairs PUC meeting

SRINAGAR: An introductory meeting of the Committee on Public Undertakings (PUC) of Legislative Assembly was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLA, Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar. Legislators: Mu...

‘Only 6 tour operators approved for Hajj bookings’

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Administration Kashmir has cautioned the public against the operations of unregistered Tour Operators who are luring the gullible people for Hajj booking. “It has come to the notice of the office of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir that some unregistered Tour Operators are luring general public and have started Hajj bookings inspite of not being approved by the Union Mini...

Lok Adalat at Bijbehara on June 26

ANANTNAG: A Lok Adalat is being organized in the premises of Tehsil Court, Complex here on June 26 under the chairmanship of Chairman Tehsil Legal Services Committee, Bijbehara. Cases pertaining to electricity, family disputes, civil property disputes and labour cases shall be taken up for hearing in the Lok Adalat. Interested litigants are informed to approach the concerned court authorities b...

Urs Baba Dawood-e-Gohni being observed with religious fervour

ANANTNAG: The fortnight-long annual Urs of Baba Dawood-e-Gohni at Gohan Vailoo is being observed with religious fervour. The Urs shall be observed from 1st Shawal 1439 Hijri (June 16) to 13 Shiwal 1439 Hijri (June 28). The night-long prayers will be held on June 27 and Urs shall culminate on June 28 in which thousands of people are expected to participate. The district administration has geare...

Urs Syed Suallah (A.R) arrangements finalized at Khansaheb

BUDGAM: Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam Mohammad Farooq Dar today convened a meeting to review and finalize the arrangements for annual Urs of Syed Suallah (A.R) at Khansaheb being observed fro...

Orientation prog for Budgam Hajj pilgrims from June 23

BUDGAM: Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mohammad Harun Malik, today informed that the two-day orientation training programme phase-2nd for pilgrims from the district shall be held at Jamia Masjid Sharief Budgam on June 23 and 24. The training programme would start at 10:30 am and all the intending pilgrims have been advised to participate in the training course. The training programme for Hajj pilg...

Interview for Rehber-i-Khel posts in B’la postponed

BARAMULLA: According to District Youth Services and Sports Officer Baramulla, the interview for Rehber-i-Khel posts in the district scheduled for June 26 has been postponed. However, interviews scheduled for June 27 shall be conducted as per schedule. The new date for the postponed interview shall be notified separately.

HAMET prog for upcoming Yatra concludes

SRINAGAR: Director Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) today concluded High Altitude Medical Emergencies Training (HAMET) programme at Kashmir Skills & Simulation Centre (KSSC), RIHFW, Dhobiwan. Around ...

Power supply to remain affected

SRINAGAR: According to the Superintending Engineer, Electric M&RE Circle-Ist, Srinagar shutdown of receiving station Harwan is scheduled on June 21, 2018 from 9 am to 6 pm. Accordingly, the power supply to the areas fed from this receiving station shall remain affected on the said date and time.

CIC Ganai meets Governor

Srinagar: Sh. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today and apprised the latter about the functioning of the Commission and the quantum of work which has been disposed of during the past few months. Governor discussed with Sh. Ganai measures which require to be taken to visibly enhance the accountability, promptit...

DDC holds DISHA review meet

UDHAMPUR: District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Ravinder Kumar today convened a preliminary meeting of District/Sectoral officers of the district under DISHA at DC Office Complex here. Detaile...

DDC inaugurates one-day workshop on NSSH

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today inaugurated one-day workshop on National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) and other related schemes. The workshop ...

Power Supply to remain affected

JAMMU: In order to carry out various development works by M/s IRCON International Ltd. under R-APDRP scheme, the shutdown of 11 KV feeders is being observed. During the shutdown, the power supply to Sainik Colony and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on June 20 and 22 from 6 am to 10 am. Similarly, the power supply to Vikas Lane, Bhagwati Nagar, Puran Nagar and its adjoining areas shall...

Shiv Sena Punjab Delegation meets Governor

Srinagar: A 7 member delegation of Shiv Sena Punjab led by its National President Sh. Sanjiv Ghanoli met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Sh. UmangNarula, Chief Executive Officer Shri Am...

Distt admn finalises anti-flood action plan

SAMBA: District administration Samba today finalised the anti-flood action plan to meet any eventuality during the upcoming monsoon season. Deputy Commissioner, Samba S Rajinder Singh Tara chaired the meeting which was attended by ADC, SDM, Executive Engineer Flood Control Division, Engineers and officers of I&FC, Town Drainage Division, PDD,EOs Muncipalties, BSNL, R&B, RDD, Education, Medical,...

Muscular policy won't work in Kashmir, says Mehbooba

Srinagar, June 19: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti asserted on Tuesday that a muscular policy won't work in the state and also ruled out any other alliance to form a government after ...

Police sets up special counter for downloading admit cards of SI Candidates

June 19: Srinagar police has set up a special counter for downloading admit cards of candidates who are going to appear in the written examination for Sub-Inspector on 24th of June 2018. This Spec...

After ruining it, BJP pulls out of Kashmir: Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 19: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the BJP over its decision to pull out of its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and alleged that the party had "ruined" ...

Omar seeks early elections in J&K

Srinagar, June 19: Former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday demanded early elections in Jammu and Kashmir after the BJP pulled out of the PDP-led government, forc...

Def Min Nirmala Sitharaman likely to meet Aurangzeb's family in Poonch tomorrow

Jammu, Jun 19: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is likely to meet family of martyred soldier Sepoy Aurangzeb in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. "The Defence Minister may visit the family ...

India repatriates six Pakistani prisoners

New Delhi, June 19: India on Tuesday repatriated six Pakistani prisoners back to their country, the External Affairs Ministry said. "Six Pakistan prisoners were repatriated today via Attari/Wagah ...

Sadhguru to impart Yoga training to soldiers at Siachen on

Jammu, Jun 19: Army personnel guarding the Siachen glacier, the highest battleground on earth, in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir will have a special guest this Yoga Day to impart training to tack...

BJP may have pulled out to avoid uneasy questions: Sena

Mumbai, Jun 19: The Shiv Sena today wondered if the BJP's decision to part ways with alliance partner PDP in Jammu and Kashmir was taken to avoid "uneasy questions" over violence in the state ahea...

Omar meets Guv Vohra after J&K government falls

Srinagar, June 19: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah met Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday, hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party decided to pull out of the state gove...

J&K unlikely to see normalcy: Owaisi

Hyderabad, June 19: The BJP's decision to pull out of the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government and the expected imposition of Governor's rule won't bring normalcy in the state, AIMIM chief Asaduddin ...

BJP breaks alliance with PDP. Complete timeline of the events

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced the end of alliance with People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir government. The BJP ministers have submitted their resignations to Chief...

Governor's rule inevitable in J&K

Srinagar, June 19: After the fall of the BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, the imposition of Governor's rule became inevitable in the state Tuesday. Shortly after the Bharatiya J...

J&K CM Mehbooba resigns after BJP pullout from coalition govt

Srinagar, June 19: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday afternoon resigned after coalition partner Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out from the government on Tuesday. “Meh...

PDP-BJP coalition was an 'unholy' alliance: JK Cong

Srinagar, Jun 19: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee today said the PDP-BJP coalition was destined to break as it was an "unholy" alliance. "This was an unholy alliance and it was expect...

No question of alliance with PDP: Azad

New Delhi, Jun 19: The Congress today ruled out any tie-up with the PDP after the BJP pulled out of the ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said here that...

BJP pulls out of J&K government, ends alliance with PDP

New Delhi, June 19: The BJP on Tuesday ended its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and pulled out of the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government. "It has become untenable for the BJP t...

It's over! BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU: In a sensational development, the BJP on Tuesday has decided to pull out of its ruling alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. The decision has been taken by BJP party president Amit Shah,...

Life crippled in areas of south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jun 19: Life was on Tuesday crippled due to a strike in south Kashmir district of Kulgam and Anantnag, while partial bandh was observed in Pulwama. Shops and business establishments rema...

Sopore Police arrests Two LeT OGWs

Jammu, June 19: A joint naka was laid by Police Component Rafiaabad, 32-RR & 92 Bn CRPF near Dachanpora Crossing at Rohama. During checking, one motorcycle bearing registration number JK09-2055 comin...

3 girls die after being washed away by swirling river water in Jammu

Jammu, June 19: Three girls died after being washed away by the swirling waters of a river in the outskirts of Jammu city, police said today. Six girls, in an age group of eight to 14 years, were ...

3 children die of suspected food poisoning; 40 hospitalised

Mumbai, June 19: Three children died and at least 40 people were hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning after they had a meal at a function in Maharashtra's Raigad district, the police said tod...

Security forces in J&K have been given a free hand against militants: Rajnath

New Delhi, June 19: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been give a free hand to fight militants. His comments come just two days after the Centre decide...

Hurriyat calls for strike tomorrow against brutal killing of Shujaat Bukhari

Srinagar, June 19: Joint Hurriyat leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for a complete strike on Wednesday (June 20) against the "the brutal ...

Mehbooba, Omar wishes Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

Srinagar, Jun 19: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and vice-president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah on Tuesday wished Congress president Rahul Gandhi a good health and ...

Rahul Gandhi’s birthday celebrated in Pondy

Puducherry, June 19: All religious prayers, common feast and blood donations marked the 48th birthday celebration of AICC president Rahul Gandhi in the union territory of Puducherry on Tuesday. Pu...

CASO launched in Kupwara woods, resumed in Bandipora

Srinagar, Jun 19: Troops launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the woods on Tuesday in the frontier district of Kupwara where some firing shots were heard last night, official sources said...

PM Modi greets Rahul Gandhi on birthday

New Delhi, June 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his birthday. "Birthday greetings to Congress President Rahul Gandhi. I pray for his long and...

Govt rejects Chinese envoy suggestion for trilateral talks between China, India and Pakistan

New Delhi, June 19: India on Monday rejected suggestion for a trilateral summit between India, China and Pakistan and asserted that India-Pakistan relations are "purely bilateral in nature". "Matt...

BJP J&K Cadre in Delhi to meet Amit Shah

Jammu, June 19: Days after the Centre announced it would not extend the Ramzan ceasefire in the Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called its cabinet ministers in Jammu and Kashmir to New D...

Chairperson KVIC meets Governor

Srinagar: Dr. Hina Shafi Bhat, Chairperson, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (North Zone), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan toda...

Renzushah calls on Governor

Srinagar: Khawaja Farooq Renzushah, Chairman Kashmir Society International called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Khawaja Renzushah apprised the Governor about the continuing activit...

Construction of Bunkers in Forward Areas: Naeem Akhtar reviews progress

SRINAGAR: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar today reviewed the progress of construction of Safety Bunkers and Evacuation Shelters along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) i...

Accord special attention to waste management, prioritize SBM (U) works: Sat Sharma

MCs to be made self-reliant: Asiea Naqash SRINAGAR: Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Sat Paul Sharma today stressed on effective implementation of Swachh Baharat Mission (U) and prioritiz...

Several delegations call on Altaf Bukhari; demand early redress of grievances

SRINAGAR: Several delegations call on Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and apprised him about various issues faced by them. A delegation from Sangri Baramulla,...

Javaid Mustafa Mir sees-off devotees for Kheer Bhawani Yatra

JAMMU: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Floriculture Javaid Mustafa Mir today flagged off Mata Kheer Bhawani Yatra forTulmulla (Ganderbal) from Nagrota he...

Effective time management key to success: Zulfkar

JAMMU: Minister for School Education, Hajj & Auqaf and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said there is no dearth of talent in the youth of the state provided they get right opportunities and...

Tourism Deptt organizes FAM tour for foreign travel writers

SRINAGAR: The department of tourism organized Familiarization trip for five foreign travel writers from Australia and United Kingdom who visited Leh and Srinagar. The writers reached Leh on June 5 and conducted 5-day Ganda La trek in Ladakh before flying to Srinagar where they visited Dachigam National Park, Royal Spring Golf Course and stayed in houseboats at Nageen Lake for four days. The tra...

Dy CM takes stock of SICOP functioning

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta, who also holds the charge of Industries and Commerce department, today paid a surprise visit at SICOP, Gangyal to take stock of its overall functioning. ...

Speaker reviews working of Assembly Secretariat

SRINAGAR: Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh today convened a meeting with Secretary, Assembly R L Sharma and other officers of Assembly Secretariat to discuss the working of Assembly Secretariat. Additional Secretaries, Assembly Naseem Jan, Manzoor Ahmed Baba, Deputy Secretaries, Assembly Mohammad Amin Shah, Abdul Qayoom Mir, Farooq Ahmed Shah and other officers of...

Haji Anayat visits Kreeri, offers condolences to Bukhari’s family

BARAMULLA: Chairman J&K Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali today visited Kreeri to offer personal condolences to the family of veteran journalist and editor of daily Rising Kashmir, Dr Syed Shujaat Bukhari. Haji Anayat remembered his last meeting with late Bukhari and said that he had a special place for Kargil in his heart. He said that they had many a times discussed issues of development, so...

Dr Nirmal Singh visits Kreer, offers condolences to Shujaat Bukhari’s family

SRINAGAR: Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Dr. Nirmal Singh on Monday visited Kreeri in Baramulla district and offered his condolences to the bereaved family of slain journalist Dr Syed Shujaat Bukhari...

Jasrotia reviews arrangements for ‘Van Mahotsav’ celebrations

JAMMU: Continuing with the endeavor of encouraging the people to plant trees during the rainy season, Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Rajiv Jasrotia today reviewed the arrangements for ...

SDA, JKHB employees call on Asiea Naqash

SRINAGAR: A delegation of Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) and Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board (JKHB) employees called on the Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Health, Medical Ed...

Petitions Committee to act as voice of downtrodden, underprivileged people

SRINAGAR: Chairman of the Committee on Petitions, R S Pathania today invited the civil society of the Jammu and Kashmir to point-out if any, and present any cases of administrative inaction, indolence and lapses before it so that justice is given to the aggrieved people. Pathania was speaking at the preliminary meeting of the committee in the meeting Hall of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembl...

PAC mourns Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

SRINAGAR: The Committee on Public Accounts (PAC) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today mourned the killing of senior Journalist and Chief-in-Editor of Rising Kashmir. A two-minute silence was also observed by the Committee in respect of the departed soul. The Committee which met here today under the Chairmanship of MLA, Ali Mohammad Sagar discussed the CAG's Audit Paras pertaining to ...

Chaharum of Shujaat Bukhari: Thousands join special prayers, pay tributes to deceased

BARAMULLA: Thousands of people from different walks of life today visited the ancestral village of late Syed Shujaat Bukhari at Kreeri here to join the special prayers organized in connection with th...

Siar Dabri-Bhawan Material Ropeway facilitates prompt transportation of materials

KATRA: The Siar Dabri-Bhawan Material Ropeway, which has been installed by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board at a cost of Rs. 12 crore, is facilitating quick and eco-friendly transportation of pras...

Govt starts free bus service for migrant Pandits to attend Kheer Bhawani mela at Tulmulla

NEW DELHI: The State Government has started a free bus service for the Migrant Pandit Community living outside Jammu and Kashmir to travel for annual pilgrimage of Khir Bhawani mela to held at Tulmul...

DDC Bandipora reviews Yatra arrangements

BANDIPORA: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora, Khursheed Ahmad Sanai today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the arrangements for smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath ji Ya...

National Lok-Adalat on July 14 in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: According to the Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Anantnag, a National Lok Adalat will be organized in the premises of District Court, Complex Anantnag on next month August 14th under the chairmanship of Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Anantnag. National Lok–Adalat for amicable settlement of Pre-litigation/pending cases in the courts particularly NI Act cases u/s...

Rehbar-e-Khel interview postponed

PULWAMA: According to the Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Dar (Chairman District Level Selection Committee), the interview of all the applicants who have applied for the Rehbar-e-Khel positions in the District Pulwama, which was scheduled to be held from 19th June to 25th June 18, 2018 is hereby postponed. Next date for the interview will be notified separately.

Hajj orientation Phase–II for Anantnag from June 21

ANANTNAG: According to Executive Officer State Hajj Committee, the pilgrims of District Anantnag shall be imparted necessary Hajj Orientation Training Programme Phase – II at Auditorium Hall of Government Degree College (Boys) Khannabal, Anantnag from 21-06-2018 to 23-06-2018. The training from cover no JKF-24 – 2 to JKF – 8683 – 2 is on 20-06-2018, while from cover No: JKF-8691 – 1 to JKF-12379...

ADC reviews arrangements for International Yoga Day celebrations

JAMMU: To finalize the necessary arrangements for the celebrations of International Yoga Day - 2018, a meeting of district officers was held under the chairmanship of Additional Development Commissio...

DDMA Leh conducts mock drill

LEH: District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Leh in collaboration with J&K Police, Indian Army, Indian Air Force, ITBP, BRO, CRPF and other agencies conducted a mock drill on disaster preparedn...

DDC inspects damages due to cloudburst; restoration works

RAJOURI: District Administration today conducted a detailed inspection of losses due to cloudbursts and resultant flashfloods in various area of Thannamandi sub-division which were reported over last...

Gen Bipin Rawat, COAS visits J&K to review Security situation

Nagrota, 18 June: The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visited forward areas in J&K today and was briefed by Lt Gen Saranjeet Singh, GOC White Knight Corps, on the prevailing security situati...

Rahul Gandhi conveyed condolences to the family of Shujaat Bukhari

Srinagar June 18. The President All India Congress Committee Shri. Rahul Gandhi has conveyed his deepest condolences to the family of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari. The full text of the condo...

Chairperson KVIC meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JUNE 18: Dr. Hina Shafi Bhat, Chairperson, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (North Zone), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bh...

Seizure of syringes, empty vials: J&K State Sports Council orders probe

Jammu, June 18 : Officials of Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council on Monday launched a cleanliness drive to destroy blood-stained syringes and empty vials found near the washroom of indoor complex...

Construction of Bunkers in Forward Areas: Naeem Akhtar reviews progress

SRINAGAR, JUNE 18:Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar today reviewed the progress of construction of Safety Bunkers and Evacuation Shelters along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control...

Javaid Mustafa Mir sees-off devotees for Kheer Bhawani Yatra

JAMMU, JUNE 18: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Floriculture Javaid Mustafa Mir today flagged off Mata Kheer Bhawani Yatra forTulmulla (Ganderbal) from N...

Rahul slams both Kejriwal, BJP for Delhi crisis

New Delhi, June 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP for their protests leading to a stalemate in the city, while accusing Prime M...

IAS officers ‘strike’ row: Manish Sisodia hospitalised

New Delhi, June 18: Delhi Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who is on an indefinite fast over the issues of 'strike' of IAS officers and approval of the doorstep delivery of ration, was hospitali...

Gujarat tourist dead, 3 injured in road accident in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 18: A woman tourist from Gujarat was killed and three others were injured in a road accident on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Monday. Off...

All arrangements in place for annual ‘Mela Kheer Bhawani’

Kashmir(Ganderbal), Jun 18: Authorities have made all arrangements for annual 'Mela Kheer Bhawani' -- the most important festival of Kashmiri Pandits, associated with the Hindu Goddess Ragnya Devi --...

Shiv Sena takes on Nirmala Sitharaman for Jammu and Kashmir violence, calls defence minister 'weak and ineffective personality'

Mumbai, June 18: Launching a fresh salvo at the Central government against the backdrop of the Jammu and Kashmir violence, the Shiv Sena on Monday asked whether "India really has a Defence Minister?"...

J&K police countering Pak-based cyber terrorists

Srinagar, June 18: The Police are taking all necessary steps to counter the propaganda of Pakistan-based cyber terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, the state's Directorate General of Police (DGP) S. P. V...

Woman tourist dies in Anantnag road accident

Srinagar, June 18: A woman tourist died and few others were injured in a road accident in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday. Reports said a passenger cab, bearing registration number JK0...

Using policemen for personal work won't be allowed: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, June 18: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday made it clear that senior police officials won't be allowed to use policemen for their personal work. Vijayan made the...

PDP, Oppn terms suspension of 'Ramzan ceasefire' as unfortunate; BJP welcomes the step

Srinagar, Jun 18: The ruling Peoples Democratic Party and opposition parties, including National Conference and Congress, have termed suspension of 'Ramzan ceasefire' as unfortunate. However, PDP’...

108 migrants from Pakistan get Indian citizenship

Jodhpur, June 18: A total of 108 migrants from Pakistan received Indian citizenship here in Rajasthan on Sunday. Jodhpur District collector Ravi Kumar Surpur distributed the citizenship certificat...

4 terrorists were killed in Bandipora Encounter

Kashmir, Jun 18 : At least four terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora town in an encounter with security forces on Monday. Operations between the terrorists and security forces ...

Army Chief Bipin Rawat pays visit to martyred Sepoy Aurangzeb's family in Poonch

Jammu, Jun 18: Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Monday paid a visit the family to martyred Sepoy Aurangzeb in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Sepoy Aurangzeb was abducted by the milita...

India welcomes Afghanistan extension of 'ceasefire' with Taliban

New Delhi, Jun 18: India has welcomed the decision of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to announce extension of 'ceasefire' with Taliban in Afghanistan. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Ra...

Kejriwal urges Modi to end IAS officers' 'strike'

New Delhi, June 18: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ask IAS officers to end their 'strike' in the national capital. "I would urge honourable Pr...

Udaipur Press Club conducts condolence rally in Gomati District for the justice of Shujaat Bukhari shot dead

Udaipur, Jun 18: It is very sad that a Journalist of India Shujaat Bukhari dead by unidentified assailants outside his office in the Press Enclave area of Srinagar and all the members of Udaipur Pres...

Security forces resume CASO in Kashmir after Ramazan 'ceasefire' ends

Srinagar, Jun 18: Security forces resumed Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on Monday in Kashmir valley after month-long suspension of counter militancy operation during holy month of Ramazan. T...

Two more militants killed in ongoing Bandipora operation

Srinagar, June 18: Two more militants were killed in an ongoing encounter at Panar forest area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district. Official sources told TNN that today morning a fresh gunfight ...

Karvan-e-Aman bus to POK cancelled in view of Eid

Srinagar, June 18: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) was cancelled on Monday in view of the Eid-ul-Fitr, official sources ...

Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jun 18: Train service was resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for security reasons on Sunday in the Kashmir valley, where some miscreants pelted stones in Anantnag and Baramulla on ...

Governor inaugurates “9th Annual Contemporary Art Show-Concourse”

SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra inaugurated the “9th Annual Contemporary Art Show-Concourse” here this evening. This 8 day mega exhibition in which 60 Kashmiri artists from all over the world have co...

Governor meets Camp Directors

SRINAGAR: On the concluding day of the 4 day Orientation and Training Programme organized by the Chief Executive Officer for the 35 Civil and Police Officers who have been appointed Camp Directors to...

People in large numbers continue visiting CM residence, offer Eid greetings

SRINAGAR: On the second Eid today, large number of people from different walks of life and from across the State continued to visit Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti’s residence here to personally convey Eid greetings to her. Among the prominent visitors included public representatives, legislators, social activists, media persons, political leaders and people from different walks of life. The Chi...

Dy CM kick starts development works in Sanjay Nagar

JAMMU: Reiterating government’s commitment to provide better basic amenities to the people at their doorsteps, Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today said that various development activities have been launched across the state to provide safe drinking water, better sewerage, lanes and drains and hygienic surroundings in every nook and corner of the state. The Deputy CM said this while intera...

Altaf Bukhari pays homage to Guru Arjan Dev Ji on martyrdom anniversary

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment has lauded the role played by the Sikh community in maintaining the communal harmony, brotherhood in the state. The Minister was addressing the Sikh devotees at Gurdwara Shaheed Bunga Baghat, Barzulla Srinagar during the martyrdom anniversary of 5th Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji. The Minister appreciated the role of Sikh Community in the deve...

Zulfkar for strengthening elementary education in JK

SAMBA: To provide academic and resource support at the grassroot level for the successful implementation of various strategies and programmes being undertaken in the areas of elementary education, th...

Sham Choudhary convenes public grievance redressal camp in Suchetgarh

JAMMU: Minster for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today convened a public grievance redressal camp to listen to the demands and grievances of the people living in the border areas of Suchetgarh. The villagers hailing from Samka, Kalali Tibba, Gujjar Basti, Dablehar, Jora Farm, Suchetgarh, Choga, Rangpur, Dewan Garh Old, Agra Chak, Baje Chak, Kushagpur, Bega, Chibaan De Kothe,...

Javaid Mustafa sanctions ex-gratia relief for landslide victims of Kishtwar

SRINAGAR: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Floriculture, Javaid Mustafa Mir sanctioned ex-gratia relief of Rs 4 lakh each, in favour of the next of kins (NoKs) of the three persons who died in a landslide at Kishtwar on Saturday. The Bakarwal families from Pathernaki, Kishtwar got trapped after their tents came under a landslide at Shasho Pader, a fore...

Sunil Sharma inaugurates Neta Ji Subash Chander community Park at Kishtwar

KISHTWAR: Minister for Power, Sunil Kumar Sharma today on 3rd day of his tour to the Kishtwar Constituency inaugurated Neta Ji Subash Chander Community Park at Kuleed area of Kishtwa being developed ...

Ajay Nanda inaugurates Saroli Dhar mela

UDHAMPUR: Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Finance, Planning, Law & Justice, Relief & Rehabilitation, Labour & Employment, Agriculture, Floriculture and Horticulture Aja...

Shakti Parihar visits GMC; enquires about health of Malhori accident victims

JAMMU: Minister of State for Education, Tourism, R&B, Information and Technical Education Shakti Raj Parihar today visited Government Medical College, Jammu to enquire about the health of those injured in the accident at Malhori. The Minister interacted with critically injured patients and directed the Hospital management to provide every all possible medical facilities and best -possible treatm...

After Ramzan ceasefire decision, security forces on high alert

Jammu, June 17 : Hours after the Union Government announced the decision to not extend the suspension of counter-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir announced at the beginning of Ramzan, the secur...

Light rains in Delhi to improve pollution levels

New Delhi, June 17: Delhi weather had been dusty for almost about a week which had been wreaking havoc over the national capital. Due to a pressure gradient over Rajasthan and Gujarat region, dusty w...

Kashmir issue one of Modi govt's biggest failures: Cong

New Delhi, Jun 17: The Congress today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Kashmir issue, calling it one of his government's biggest "failures", and wondered what India gained out of his fo...

Centre's decision not to extend Ramazan 'ceasefire' unfortunate: Tarigami

Srinagar, June 17: Terming the decision of BJP-led Centre not to extend Ramazan 'ceasefire' in the state as unfortunate, senior CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Sunday said the halt on secu...

AK bullets with ''hard steel'' find way into terror arsenal

Srinagar, Jun 17: Bullets with steel core -- It's a new addition into the ammunition of terror groups especially Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed that has triggered an alarm within the security establ...

Ceasefire ends in Jammu and Kashmir: Conducting Amarnath Yatra peacefully priority, says Centre

Jammu, June 17: Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Sunday hailed the Ministry of Home Affairs' decision to not extend the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, and sai...

J&K govt sanctions ex-gratia relief for landslide victims

Srinagar, Jun 17: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Sunday sanctioned ex-gratia relief of Rs 4 lakh each to Next of Kin (NoK) of three women who were buried alive under a landslide in Kishtwar district...

Ganga pays obeisance at Data Ranpat Dev temple

JAMMU, JUNE 17: Member Legislative Assembly, Vijaypur Constituency, Chander Parkash Ganga today paid obeisance at the Data Ranpat Dev Ji temple at Data Talab in Birpur and prayed for peace, progress...

People still in festive mood in Kashmir on 2nd day of Eid-ul-Fitr

Srinagar, June 17: People are still in festive mood on the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr in the Kashmir valley, where children are visiting parks and gardens, though movement of public remained very less...

Vaishno Devi chopper services restored fully

Jammu, June 17: Helicopter services resumed to Vaishno Devi shrine on Sunday after a brief spell of light showers late on Saturday evening brought dispelled some dust that had been hovering in the ar...

Protests Continue Over Implementation of 7CPC in States

New Delhi, June 17: Thousands of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers on Saturday continued their protest across Kashmir to demand implementation of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th C...

Body of man who came from Dubai found in Kashmir

Jammu, June 17: The body of a 50-year-old man who came home from Dubai to celebrate Eid was found on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Police said the body of Muhammad Sadiq of Dhegr...

Cop, civilian injured in Srinagar violence critical

Srinagar, June 17: A policeman injured in a militant attack and a civilian injured in clashes with security forces in Srinagar continued to be in critical condition on Sunday. Police said the poli...

Modi reaches out to states by raking up 'cooperative and competitive federalism'

New Delhi, June 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan here. The meeting is being held in the backdrop ...

Man who tried entering Kulsoom Nawaz's hospital room arrested

Islamabad, June 17: London police has arrested a man and started interrogating him after he tried entering former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz’s hospital room. The ar...

Centre to end J&K ceasefire

New Delhi, June 17: The Centre on Sunday decided not to extend the suspension of anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir as announced in the beginning of Ramadan. A Ministry of Home Affairs st...

Two civilians shot and injured in J&K

Srinagar, June 17: Two civilians in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district were critically injured on Saturday after being shot by unidentified gunmen, police said. The attack took place on two civi...

Mild earthquake in Himachal

Shimla, June 17: Himachal Pradesh was again jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Sunday, an official said here. There were no reports of casualties or damages. The earthquake measuring 3.2 on t...

Three women killed by landslide in Kashmir

Jammu, June 17: Three women were killed on Saturday in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district. Police said a family of nomads was trapped in the landslide triggered by heavy rains in...

Train service suspended for security reasons in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 17: Train service was suspended for security reasons on Sunday in the Kashmir valley, where some miscreants damaged coaches at several places in Anantnag and Baramulla. 'We have re...

Governor views arrangements for Mela Kheer Bhawani

SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra visited Mata Kheer Bhawani shrine at Tulmulla, Ganderbal, to view the arrangements which have been put in place for the devotees who will throng the Shrine on the occa...

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with religious fervor across Ramban

Srinagar: Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with religious fervour in district Ramban today. The biggest congregation took place at Jamia Masjid, Sharif Ramban where hundreds of devotees performed Nimaz-...

Taekwondo most liked game in Kargil: Haji Anayat Ali

KARGIL: Taekwondo has emerged as the most liked game in Kargil which has given many national and international players like Ali Baghi and Tashi Tundup. This was stated by the Chairman J&K Legisla...

Mehbooba visits Kreeri, offers condolences to Shujaat Bukhari’s family

KREERI (BARAMULLA): Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti yesterday visited Kreeri, Baramulla to offer personal condolences to the family of veteran journalist and Editor of daily Rising Kashmir, Dr. Syed...

Request govt’s to eliminate militancy in Jammu and Kashmir: Army jawan Aurangzeb’s father

Jammu. Jun 16: Mohd Hanif, the father of Rifleman Aurangzeb, who was abducted and later killed by terrorists in Pulwama’s Gusoo, made an emotional appeal to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir gover...

Shiv Sena accuses Center of bloodbath in Kashmir valley

MUMBAI, JUNE 16: The Shiv Sena on Saturday raised serious concern on the recent incidents of killing in Jammu and Kashmir and accused the ruling National Democratic Party (NDA) of the bloodbath in th...

Amarinder pays homage to Guru Arjan Dev Ji on martyrdom anniv

Chandigarh, Jun 16: Paying his tributes to Sri Guru Arjan Dev ji on the anniversary of his martyrdom, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday called upon the people to follow the 5th S...

Need base lineman suffers electric shock, hospitalised in Jammu

Jammu, Jun 16 : A need base lineman on Saturday suffered an electric shock while he was repairing a technical snag on pole here on city outskirts. “One need base lineman Sham Lal hailing from Baja...

Rajnath attend Eid celebration at Naqvi's residence

New Delhi, June 16: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attended the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations at Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's residence on Saturday. Besides Rajnath, National Security Advi...

IAS officers' 'strike' being instigated by BJP: Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 16: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that IAS officers were under pressure and their "strike" was being instigated by the BJP. Kejriwal, who has garnered suppo...

Dy CM greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr

JAMMU, JUNE 16: Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today said Jammu and Kashmir is an abode of peace and tranquility where the people of different faiths are living together in harmony and mutual b...

Better road connectivity imperative for equitable development of JK: Sham Choudhary

JAMMU, JUNE 16: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Chaudhary today said that better road connectivity is imperative for ensuring equitable development of the state. He said t...

Mehbooba offers Eid prayers at Ziyarat Syed Sb (RA), Sonwar

SRINAGAR, JUNE 16: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, joined a large number of people to offer her Eid prayers at Ziyarat Hazrat Syed Sahib (R.A.), Sonwar, Srinagar. The Chief Minister prayed for pea...

CRPF jawan injured in militant attack at Srinagar

Srinagar, June 16: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was injured, when militants attacked a Road Opening Party (ROP) in Srinagar outskirts on Saturday afternoon, official sources said. T...

Kashmiri youth killed, many injured in grenade blast in state, says police

Srinagar, Jun 16: A spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday afternoon claimed that a youth was killed when a hand grenade exploded in Anantnag. However, locals alleged that a youth was k...

Home Minister briefs PM on security situation in J&K

New Delhi, June 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held a crucial and high level meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in vi...

Pak violates ceasefire on LoC, jawan martyred

Jammu, Jun 16: An Army jawan was martyred as Pakistan Army on Saturday morning initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of mortars thus violating the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) i...

SSA teachers stage sit-in on Eid in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jun 16: Several thousand Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers on Saturday staged a protest at Partap Park near here in the summer capital, Srinagar, demanding release of their pending salar...

Bukhari killing: Not the first or the last

New Delhi, June 16: India this year witnessed the suspected murder of three scribes.Navin Nischal and Vijay Singh of Bihar were hit by a vehicle in the evening hours of 25 March. Both of them died on...

Two Pak nationals arrested on IB in Samba

Jammu, Jun 16: The troops of BSF have arrested two Pakistani nationals along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. "The BSF men guarding border, on the intervening night...

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with religious fervor in J&K

Srinagar, Jun 16: The Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the culmination the holy fasting month of Ramzan, was on Saturday celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety in Jammu and Kashmir, where authorities releas...

Kovind, Modi, Rahul greet nation on Eid

New Delhi, June 16: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday greeted the people on the occasion of Eid, praying that it should usher goo...

MIM backs Centre over UN human rights report

Hyderabad, June 16: Rejecting the United Nations report on alleged human rights vioaltions in the Kashmir Valley, the MIM has said that the world body has no right to interfere in the internal matter...

Youth killed in Kashmir clashes

Srinagar, June 16: A young man was killed on Saturday in clashes with security forces post Eid prayers in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag town, police said. Police sources said Sheraz Ahmad of Barakp...

Soldier killed in Pakistan sniper fire on LoC

Jammu, June 16: An Indian soldier was killed on Saturday in Pakistani sniper fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Defence Ministry sources said the incident t...

Clashes erupt in J&K after Eid prayers

Srinagar, June 16: Clashes broke out between the security forces and stone pelting youths immediately after the Eid prayers on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. In Anantnag, a clash was...

Dust storm in Jammu, Rains lash Kashmir

JAMMU: Even as the sun refrained from making its presence felt, Jammu region remain covered with clouds of dust after a storm hit the city on Friday, forcing the flights operation from Jammu and chop...