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Governor congratulates SKUAST-K team for being among winners of IIGP 2.0-University Challenge

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N.Vohra has congratulated the SKUAST-K team comprising Fallah Nazir of Delhi Public School and Mehvish Hameed, Msc. Agri Engineering, SKUAST-K, for being selected among top 15 winners of the India Innovation Growth Programme, 2.0-University Challenge. The Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India had called for an open competitive call for India Innovation Growth ...

843 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR: On the 51st day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 843 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 2,81,227 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

Governor reviews vacancies and recruitments in colleges and higher education institutions

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a meeting at the Raj Bhavan to review the status of vacancies and the pace of recruitments in the Higher Education Department. The meeting was attended by Adviso...

CEO initiates process of revision, updation of Panchayat Electoral Roll-2018

SRINAGAR: The Election Authority under Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 (Chief Electoral Officer J&K) has initiated the process of Revision and Updation of Panchayat Electoral Roll-2018(w.r.t 01-01-2018) as qualifying date) as prescribed in the rules governing the conduct of Panchayat Elections. The Draft Panchayat Electoral Roll shall be published on 18th August, 2018. The detailed public inviting clai...

Randomization of POs, Polling Officers held at Kargil

KARGIL: Deputy Commissioner Kargil, Vikas Kundal, today supervised the randomization of Presiding Officers (POs) and Polling Officers at National Informatics Centre Baroo here for the conduct of Lada...

Mortal remains of Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee consigned to flames with full state honour

The mortal remains of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were consigned to flames with full state honour at Smriti Sthal in New Delhi this evening. The funeral pyre was lit by his daughte...

Yasin Malik leads protest in support of Article 35A

Srinagar, Aug 17: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik led a protest here in support of Article 35A on Friday. Immediately after the day's congregational Friday...

5 bakery shops fined in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, AUG 17: A team of Food Safety Wing officers of the Drugs & Food Safety Organization, led by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Srinagar, inspected various bakery manufacturing units in Dow...

8 illegal health clinics sealed in Sopore

Srinagar, Aug 17: The health department on Thursday sealed eight clinics in Sopore after the later failed to furnish “requisite documents”. An official said a departmental team headed by chief med...

Congress mourns death of Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee

Jammu, August 17: A condolence meeting was held at Party HQ here today to mourn the death of Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee Ji. PCC Chief G.A. Mir presided over the meeting while...

Police foil education deptt employees’ protest march

Srinagar, Aug 17: J&K Police on Thursday foiled protest march by Sakshar Bharat Mission (SBM) employees who are demanding regularization of their service in school education department. The prote...

Governor reviews vacancies and recruitments in colleges and higher education institutions

Srinagar, August 17: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a meeting at the Raj Bhavan to review the status of vacancies and the pace of recruitments in the Higher Education Department. The meeting was attende...

Woman shot dead by Hizb militants in J&K's Pulwama

Srinagar, Aug 17: A woman was shot dead by suspected militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district today, police said. Shameema Bano, a resident of Quil, was shot in t...

Four civilians injured in grenade attack by terrorists in J&K

Srinagar, Aug 17: Four civilians were injured today in a grenade attack by terrorists on a police installation in Awantipora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. They lobbed ...

Indo-Pak peace greatest tribute to Vajpayee: Abdullah

Srinagar, Aug 17: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that friendship with Pakistan would be the greatest tribute that can be paid to late former Prime Minister Atal Bi...

Yatra progressing smoothly, over 2 80 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance

Srinagar, Aug 17: The yatra was progressing smoothly from Baltal and Pahalgam base camps to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where so far over 2.80 lakh pilgrims have paid obeis...

Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC

Jammu, Aug 17: The Pakistan Army on Friday resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said. "Adequat...

Floriculture department organizes plantation drive

JAMMU, AUGUST 17: Floriculture Department organized plantation and sanitation drive at MHS Zanana park during which various saplings were planted by Director Floriculture Jammu Babila Rakwal along w...

Dr Farooq Abdullah meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Dr. Farooq Abdullah, MP, and former Chief Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here. Governor had discussions with Dr Abdullah about the forthcoming elections to Panchaya...

DC Rajouri takes stock of Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra arrangements

RAJOURI: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad visited Army Ground, Sericulture Hall and Ashram and Sunderbani to inspect the arrangements made by different departments for Budha Amarnath...

Soldier killed, militants escape in J&K

Srinagar, Aug 17: An army soldier was killed on Friday in a brief gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said. "Militants have managed t...

7 days mourning announced in J&K as a mark of respect to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 17: Governor’s Administration has announced 7-Day mourning in Jammu and Kashmir as a mark of respect to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister who passed away at All India ...

Amarnath Yatra suspended from Jammu

Jammu, Aug 17: The movement of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims was suspended on Friday from Jammu to the Kashmir Valley but allowed to continue from the two base camps to the cave shrine. "No pilgrim fro...

SSB postpones Counselling, Document Verification scheduled for today

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 17: J&K Services Selection Board (SSB) has postponed the counselling and document verification of candidates for various posts scheduled to be held today on 17th August 2018 in view ...

VAJPAYEE DIES, LEGACY LIVES ON

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one of India's most charismatic leaders who led the nation through several crises while holding together a tenuous coalition with his inclusive ...

J&K remembers PM who looked beyond politics to end its woes

SRINAGAR: With his mantra of 'Insaniyat, 'Jamhooriyat' and 'Kashmiriyat', former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee endeared himself to the people of Jammu and Kashmir who finally saw a leader willi...

The Statesman With No Enemies

Statesman and pragmatist, orator and poet, a man of peace and conviction. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a towering nationalist who softened the often sharp edge of his party's politics with a gentle sophi...

Embrace, not bullet, way for Kashmir

JAMMU: In what seemed like a repeat of a repeat of his speech from last year atop the red fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi maintained that his government will move forward in Jammu and Kashmir by a...

Vohra appeals leaders for dialogue, praises SFs

SRINAGAR: On Independence Day, Governor N N Vohra asserted that only dialogue and discussion can pull the state out of "fear, distrust and growing cynicism" that have impeded its economic development...

Defend 35-A: PDP tells Vohra

SRINAGAR: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday urged the Governor N N Vohra the need of defending Article 35-A in the Supreme Court for state's overall prosperity and tranquility, a day aft...

4 soldiers wounded in Kashmir gunfight

SRINAGAR: Four soldiers were injured on Thursday in a gun battle with terrorists on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara, even as a huge cache of arms and ammunition was found during a search operati...

Alert sounded after 3 suspects seen in Narwal

JAMMU: An alert was sounded in Jammu on Thursday with all the check-points (nakas) made active after three suspects were seen in a Haryana based car near Bathindi area in Narwal. The alert was sou...

Yatra resumes, 548 leave, 227 pay obeisance

JAMMU: The Amarnath Yatra resumed today from Jammu after it was suspended for three days due to bad weather conditions in Kashmir, with a fresh batch of 548 pilgrims leaving for the Pahalgam base cam...

GST amnesty extended till September 14

SRINAGAR: Much to the relief of businessmen, traders and industrialists of the state, the government today ordered extension of GST amnesty scheme by another period of 30 days. The due date of dep...

Expedite trial in old cases, atrocities against women: CJ Mittal to Judiciary

SRINAGAR: Chief Justice of State High Court Justice Gita Mittal today stressed on the need to expedite trial in long pending cases, besides the cases of atrocities and domestic violence against women...

Machail Yatra crosses 1L mark

KISHTWAR: Machail Mata Yatra had crossed landmark of one lakh yatris on 15th August when the whole country was celebrating the 72nd years of India's Independence with gaiety and enthusiasm. The pilgr...

North Pir Panjal infiltration in focus as Indo-Pak DGMOs talk

JAMMU: Asserting that infiltration by terrorists was a major concern, India today told Pakistan that intrusions have increased in the north of Pir Panjal mountain ranges and Islamabad must take measu...

Govt announces 7-day State mourning as a mark of respect to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The Government has announced seven-day state mourning throughout the country as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. During the period, the national flag will be flown...

Body of former PM Vajpayee to be kept at BJP HQ for people to pay last respects; last rites to be performed at Smriti Sthal

Addressing media, BJP Chief Amit Shah said, his mortal remains will be kept at BJP headquarters at 9 AM tomorrow to enable the people to pay their last respects. Mr Shah said,his last journey will b...

President, Vice President & Prime Minister express grief at passing away of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed grief at the passing away of the former Prime Minister. President Kovind descr...

Dr Farooq Abdullah meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Dr. Farooq Abdullah, MP, and former Chief Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor had discussions with Dr Abdullah about the forthcoming elections to Panch...

DC Rajouri takes stock of Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra arrangements

RAJOURI: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad today visited Army Ground, Sericulture Hall and Ashram and Sunderbani to inspect the arrangements made by different departments for Budha Ama...

Eid ul Azha arrangements finalised at Rajouri

RAJOURI: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad on Thursday finalised arrangements pertaining to cleanliness, traffic management, and availability of essential services, medical facilities and many alike for the upcoming Eid ul Azha in a meeting here with district officers. The DC directed the district officers to put in committed efforts ensuring all the basic amenities to the people d...

Rajouri Adm seals 4 labs for flouting rules

RAJOURI: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad, a joint team of officials from Revenue and Health Departments under supervision of CMO Dr Suresh Gupta raided 17 diagnostic/clinical labs at Rajouri town and Manjakote area. Taking swift action, the raids were carried on receiving complaints from various quarters about the functioning of unauthorised labs having non-q...

Advisor Ganai to conduct public hearing in Jammu on Aug 18-19

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, will be available to meet public deputations at Convention Centre (State Guest House), Canal Road, Jammu, from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on 18.08.2018 (Saturday). The Advisor will also be available for public hearing on 19.08.2018 (Sunday) from 10.00 am to 12.00 Noon, instead of routine public hearing on Monday viz. 20.08.2018.

Travel Trade Association meet Director Tourism

SRINAGAR: Director Tourism Kashmir Tasaduq Jeelani today said that department of tourism Kashmir would aggressively market J&K state as a top tourist destination in the upcoming travel marts and road...

DDC Doda reviews arrangements for forthcoming Annual Yatras

DODA: District Development Commissioner, Simrandeep Singh reviewed the arrangements for ongoing and forthcoming yatras in and from Bhaderwah in a meeting here today at meeting hall DC office Doda. T...

Floriculture department organizes plantation drive

JAMMU: Floriculture Department today organized plantation and sanitation drive at MHS Zanana park during which various saplings were planted by Director Floriculture Jammu Babila Rakwal along with se...

Employees of Information Department felicitated on Independence Day

DODA: Two employees of District Information Centre Doda and Tehsil Information Centre Bhadarwah namely Anayatullah Butt and Mansoor Tariq were awarded on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day Celebra...

227 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR: On the 50th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 227 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 2,80,384 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

Sub-Committee on rehabilitation of mule owners meets stakeholders

REASI: The Sub-Committee constituted to expedite the consultation process for rehabilitation of mule owners operating between Katra and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji Shrine today held a meeting with the ...

Dr Samoon visits Sheep Breeding Farm at Panthal

JAMMU: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Department, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today visited Sheep Breeding Farm Panthal and reviewed its functioning. Principal Secretary was accompanied by Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Director Animal Husbandry Dr. Victor Koul. During the visit, Dr. Samoon stressed for putting extra efforts for development of sheep and ...

DDC conducts extensive tour of Pulwama villages; Takes stock of development works

PULWAMA: District Development Commissioner Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Dar, today made an extensive tour of Pulwama and inspected different projects in the District. Assistant Commissioner Development M...

I-Day celebrated at Central & District Jail Jammu

JAMMU: 72nd Independence Day was celebrated at Central & District Jail Jammu with great enthusiasm and greetings were exchanged by the participants and the Jail inmates. Celebration started by hoisting of National Flag by Superintendent Central Jail Harish Kotwal and Sr. Superintendent District Jail Dinesh Sharma in their respective jails. Splendid cultural programme was also organized by the Ja...

DDC Doda reviews Eid arrangements

DODA: The District Development Commissioner Doda, Simrandeep Singh today convened a meeting with the officers of district administration to discuss the arrangements being put in place for the smooth celebration of upcoming festival Eid-ul-Azha. ACR Doda Tariq Hussain, ACD Doda Angrez Singh, CPO Doda, DSP HQ Doda, EO MC Doda and senior officers of PHE, PDD, CAPD, Health attended the meeting. Dur...

Machail Mata Yatra crosses 1 lakh mark

KISHTWAR: Machail Mata Yatra had crossed landmark of one lakh yatris on 15th August when the whole country was celebrating the 72nd years of India's Independence with gaiety and enthusiasm. The pilgrims coming across different parts of the country paid rich obscene at Machail Mata temple, crossing one lakh landmark. As per official figures about 1,02224 pilgrims have visited Machail Mata temple d...

Power supply to remain affected

JAMMU: As per Superintending Engineer, Elect. Maintt. & R.E. Circle Jammu, the power supply to Sainik Colony and its adjoining areas fed from 11 KV SC-4 feeder shall remain affected on August 17 from 07 am to 11 am. Similarly, the power supply to Channi Himmat and its adjoining areas fed from 11 KV CH-8, CH-7, CH-6 and CH-1 feeder shall remain affected on August 17, 18, 19 and 20 from 07 am to 1...

Governor expresses grief over sad demise of Sh. Vajpayeeji

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the sad demise of former Prime Minister Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Paying tribute to the former Prime Minister, with whom he had the privilege of working for some time, Governor described him as an astute and visionary leader whose thinking was deeply infused by humanism. He recalled Sh. Vajpayeeji’s continuing endeavor to evolve an amicable r...

PDP delegation meets Governor

SRINAGAR: A delegation of PDP led by Sh. Abdul Rehman Veeri, former Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. The delegation expressed concerns relating to the legal challenge to th...

Advisor Ganai meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Advisor to Governor, had extended discussions with Governor N.N. Vohra about the to date status of various important schemes and programmes relating to the Departm...

Chairman J&K Bank meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Bank, called on Governor N.N. Vohra, at the Raj Bhavan today. Sh. Ahmed apprised Governor about the Bank’s overall performance particularly the...

Recondition Horticulture sector on modern lines: Advisor Ganai to Stakeholders

SRINAGAR: Terming Horticulture sector as the backbone of State’s economy, Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today urged upon all the stakeholders to work in synergy to revamp and revitali...

Expedite trial in cases of violence against women: Chief Justice Mittal to Judiciary

SRINAGAR: Chief Justice, J&K High Court, Justice Gita Mittal today said there is a need to expedite trial in cases of atrocities and domestic violence against women. She made these remarks during h...

Govt to enhance financial powers of Div Coms, Dy Commissioners

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration in J&K mulls enhancing financial powers of the Divisional and Deputy Commissioners given their increasing role in development administration. This information was given at a meeting convened here today under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary to review the working of the newly created Expenditure Management Cell and the meas...

Commissioner Secy PWD takes stock R&B sector works in Kargil

KARGIL: Commissioner Secretary, Public Works Department, Khurshid Ahmad Shah today convened a meeting with the officers and engineers of Public Works Department, District Kargil to review the pace of...

Diarrhea outbreak in Kupwara

KUPWARA: Taking cognizance of recent reports of diarrhea outbreak in Jaggarpora/Kawari areas of Handwara tehsil, District Magistrate (DM) Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir issued strict directions to the concerned department for de-silting/cleaning of all filtration plants, service reservoirs, springs etc on immediate basis. For this purpose, the Superintending Engineer Hydraulic Kupwara has been directe...

DDC Anantnag reviews progress of work on Recreational Park

ANANTNAG: District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik, today visited Halmulla Sangam to take stock of the progress on the construction of a Recreational Park. The park is being constructed by the Department of Floriculture Anantnag at an estimated cost of Rs. 5.20 Crore. Located on the right side of the Srinagar–Jammu National Highway at Halmulla Sangam, the park will be a ...

Karnah Flashfloods: DDC Kupwara visits affected villages

KUPWARA: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir visited various areas of Karnah on Wednesday to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of flash floods triggered by cloudbursts. DDC was accompanied by SSP Kupwara, Shriram Ambarkar, SDM, Exen R&B, Tehsildar and others concerned. DDC visited affected villages viz Nachyam, Baghballa, Hajinar, Tangdar Bazar, Lountha a...

Rs 2600 fine realized during market checking in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: On the instructions of District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, market checking campaign has been intensified across Bandipora district in view of ensuing Eid-ul-Azha. The checking squad comprising of Food safety, Legal Metrology, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Revenue and Police, today inspected various markets in Bandipora, Sumbal, H...

Rs 8300 fine realized during market checking in Kupwara

KUPWARA: Pursuant to the directions of Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, a special checking squad comprising Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Kupwara, Naib Tehsildar Kupwara, FSO, offic...

DC Kargil reviews National Health Mission

KARGIL: Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil, Vikas Kundal Thursday stressed upon the Health Department of district Kargil t...

5 bakery shops fined in Srinagar for non-adherence to hygienic norms

SRINAGAR: A team of Food Safety Wing officers of the Drugs & Food Safety Organization, led by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Srinagar, Thursday inspected various bakery manufacturing units in Downtown Srinagar as part of the food inspection drive launched by the department in the district ahead of the Eid festival. During the inspection, several bakery units were found unhygienic and their m...

Chairman J&K Bank meets Governor

Srinagar, August 16: Sh. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Bank, called on Governor N.N. Vohra, at the Raj Bhavan today. Sh. Ahmed apprised Governor about the Bank’s overall perform...

Oft repeated rhetoric not an answer to Kashmir situation: Tarigami

Srinagar, Aug 16: Alleging that off repeated rhetoric was not an answer to Kashmir situation, senior Communist Party of India (M) leader said Prime Minister Narendra Modi could have at least cleared...

DGP rewards 48 police personnel, appreciates SPDO

Srinagar, Aug 16: Director General of Police SP Vaid on Thursday appreciated SDPO City South, Jammu Mohammad Rafiq Manhas and other police personnel of Jammu for their strenuous efforts, which led to...

PDP pitches for rigorous defence of Article 35-A in SC

Srinagar, Aug 16: A delegation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and raised a number of issues, including Article 35 A. Chief Spokesperson of ...

Drug Peddler arrested, 220 intoxicant Capsules recovered at Ghagwal

SAMBA: As a Part of continues drive against the menace of drug launched by SSP Samba Dr Koushal Kumar Sharma, Police arrested one drug Peddler and recovered 220 banned capsules from his Possession at...

Tricolour flies high at Jammu University

Jammu, Aug 16: The Jammu University hoisted a 135-ft national flag, highest in all educational institutions in the city, on the Independence Day. Newly appointed vice chancellor of the university...

UP resident dies in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 16: A Uttar Pradesh resident, working in a brick kiln in the central Kashmir district of Badgam, died due to chest pain, official sources said on Thursday. The sources said 42-year-o...

Beerwah in central Kashmir shuts

Srinagar, Aug 16: Life was on Thursday was affected due to strike on the death anniversary of four youths, allegedly killed in security force firing, official sources said. Shops and business esta...

About ten injured in road accident in Kashmir

Baramulla, Aug 16: About ten persons were injured when a vehicle overturned in this north Kashmir district on Thursday, official sources said. The sources said the passenger vehicle, on its way t...

PDD lineman injured seriously due to electrocution

Srinagar, Aug 16: A lineman of PDD was injured due to electrocution in Waterhal area of Budgam district in Kashmir on Wednesday evening. A police officer told TNN that the PDD lineman Mushtaq Ba...

Four soldiers wounded in Kashmir border gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 16: Four soldiers were injured on Thursday in a gun battle with militants on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The injured soldiers have been shifted to...

Governor’s Independence Day Speech

Brothers and Sisters, On the joyous occasion of our Independence Day I convey my greetings and good wishes to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Today, when we celebrate the birth of our freedom, we...

Life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 16: Life returned to normal on Thursday in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike on Independence Day (ID). Shops and business establishments reopened ...

Yatri movement resumes on Kashmir highway after 3 days

Srinagar, Aug 16: Movement of vehicles, carrying Amarnath pilgrims, was resumed on Thursday on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway after remaining suspended for three days for security reasons, offic...

Train services resume in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 16: Train services resumed on Thursday after remaining suspended for a day due to security reasons in the Kashmir valley following strike called by separatists on the Independence Day (...

Army finds arms cache near LoC search operation

Jammu, Aug 16: Army personnel on Thursday discovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition during a massive search operation launched near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, defence sources...

Search operation in Rajouri after LoC skirmish

Jammu, Aug 16: Security forces on Thursday launched a major search operation along the Line of Control (LoC) Jhanger area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir following yesterday’s skirmish that ...

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Karnah sector in Kupwara

Srinagar, Aug 16: Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Karnah sector in Kupwara district on Wednesday when the nation was celebrating 72nd Independe...

MLA Amirakadal meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Altaf Bukhari, Member J&K Legislative Assembly from Amirakadal, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan. Sh. Bukhari welcomed Governor’s decision for conducting elections to ...

Modi's Kashmir remarks on I-Day well-scripted, stage-managed drama: Geelani

Srinagar, Aug 15: Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kashmir remarks in his Independence Day speech were a "well-scripted and stage-manage...

Governor condoles demise of Governor Chhattisgarh

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the sad demise of Sh. Balramji Dass Tandon, Governor of Chhattisgarh, whom he had known since the 1960s when he was serving in the Punjab. I...

Governor reviews sanitation campaign in Yatra area

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 16: On the directions of Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board is conducting an 8 day Sanitation cum Camp Cleaning D...

Governor hosts Independence Day ‘At Home’

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 16: Governor N. N. Vohra and the First Lady, Mrs. Usha Vohra, hosted an ‘At Home’ at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre, here on wednesday, to celebrate the Independe...

Vyas hosts Independence Day ‘At Home’

JAMMU, AUGUST 16: Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas hosted ‘Át Home’ at Convention Centre Jammu, here on wednesday to celebrate the Independence Day. Member Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma, Legislator...

Yatra resumes, 548 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Jammu, Aug 16: The Amarnath Yatra resumed after remaining suspended for three days as a batch of 548 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Thursday. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwa...

Div Com initiates action against officials for technical fault at I-Day parade

Srinagar, Aug 15: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Wednesday initiated action against officials of cultural academy for technical fault in the audio system at Independence Day par...

Life crippled in Kashmir due to strike on I-Day

Srinagar, Aug 15: Normal life came to a grinding halt as shop and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the road in Kashmir Valley due to strike called by separatists on Independenc...

Ceremonial BPM between India, China held in Ladakh, vow to maintain peace at LAC

Leh, Aug 15: Troops of India and China reiterated to main peace at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) during a ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) between the Armies of the two neighbouring count...

Soldier injured in infiltration bid on LoC

Jammu, Aug 15: An Indian Army soldier was injured on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district where an infiltration bid was foiled. Defence Ministry sources s...

J&K Governor hopes Pakistan's new leadership will end terror agenda

Srinagar, Aug 15: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra said on Wednesday that he hoped that the new government in Pakistan will realize the futility of continuing the agenda of terrorism in the sta...

Mobile phone services suspended in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Aug 15: Authorities temporarily suspended mobile phone services in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. Both mobile phone Internet and talk facilit...

Modi slams opposition on Triple Talaq Bill

New Delhi, Aug 15: In a veiled attack on the Congress and other opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there were some people who did not allow the passage of the Triple T...

Train service suspended for security reasons in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 15: Train service was suspended on Wednesday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, following a strike called by separatists on the Independence Day being celebrated today througho...

Srinagar-Jammu national highway remain closed

Srinagar, Aug 15: The national highway, the only all weather road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, remained closed for the second on Wednesday due to landslides. However, ...

J&K Guv remits life imprisonment of 7 convicts, including a woman

Srinagar, Aug 15: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra in exercise of the power conferred in him under the Constitution of the state remitted the life imprisonment of seven convicts, including a woma...

Kashmir problem can't be resolved with bullets: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15: Repeating the words used last year on Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Kashmirs problems can be resolved only by embracing its people, not with bul...

Close ranks, muster courage, accept dialogue for resolution

JAMMU: Governor N N Vohra on Tuesday urged the all the stakeholders, irrespective of their political convictions or religious ideologies, to come together in accepting that only dialogue can resolve ...

Violence has no place in society: Prez

NEW DELHI: Amid growing concerns over mob violence and lynchings in some parts of the country, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday asserted that violence had no place in a civilised society and aske...

THE AWARDS RAIN Shaurya Chakra for Major Aditya, Aurengzeb

Major Aditya Kumar, who was embroiled in a controversy after his unit fired on a stone-pelting mob in South Kashmir's Shopian in January leading to death of three persons and Rifleman Aurangzeb, who ...

Pak Prez for probing vote rigging charges

ISLAMABAD: In an unusual move, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain in his Independence Day address, raised the issue of alleged rigging in the July 25 elections and asked the election commission to lo...

2 Pak soldiers killed in Indian retaliation

SRINAGAR: Two Pakistani troopers were killed by the Indian Army in response to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district where one ow...

Tinkering Art 35A may reopen accession debate, warns Omar

SRINAGAR: National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah today said any attempts to tinker with Article 35-A of the Constitution would have "serious ramifications" and would inevitably "reopen the ...

5 KAS shifted

JAMMU: The Governor’s administration continued reshuffling the middle-rung administration when it transferred 5 KAS officers on Tuesday, besides giving another officer additional charge of a post. ...

SC to hear plea against AFSPA dilution on Aug 20

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear on August 20 a plea by a group of serving Army officers against the dilution of AFSPA that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for actions in ...

DDC distributes motorized tricycles to specially-abled persons

GANDERBAL, AUGUST 14: The District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal, Dr Piyush Singla today distributed 10 motorized Tri-cycles among 10 Specially Abled Persons under the scheme Prosthetic aid, in...

Murdered Army jawan Aurangzeb gets Shaurya Chakra

Srinagar, Aug 14: Indian Army has awarded a Shaurya Chakra to rifleman Aurangzeb for his sacrifice in operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Aurangzeb was abducted by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pu...

DC Kargil reviews functioning of District Red Cross Society

KARGIL, AUGUST 14: Deputy Commissioner Kargil, Vikas Kundal called for organizing Red Cross Awareness camp in district Kargil to aware general masses about the importance and role of the Red Cross in...

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Advisor Vyas calls for setting up in-house Patwar Grievance Cell

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 14: Advisor to Governor, B BVyas today called for setting up a departmental grievance cell for dealing with the service issues of Patwaris. The meeting was attended by Commission...

Man arrested for trying to hoist Tricolour in Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 14: A man was arrested on Tuesday while trying to hoist the national flag here in order to avoid a commotion, police said. The identity of the man who tried to hoist the Tricolour at...

Another accident victim dies in JK's Poonch; death toll now 4

Jammu, Aug 14: One of eight persons, critically injured in an accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, has succumbed to injuries, raising the death toll in the incident to four, officials sai...

2 people electrocuted in J&K

Jammu, Aug 14: Two people were electrocuted and two others sustained burn injuries while repairing a water pump in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today. The deceased were identif...

Four killed in flash floods in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 14: Four persons died and three others suffered injuries in flash floods following incessant rains in Jammu region, officials said today. Over two dozen houses and scores of vehicles ha...

Jammu on high alert, security tightened for I-Day

Jammu, Aug 14: Security agencies have sounded alert across Jammu region ahead of 72nd Independence Day to be celebrated across the country on Wednesday. “With Independence Day to be celebrated tomor...

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J&K Guv condoles death of Somnath Chatterjee

Srinagar, Aug 14: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra expressed grief TODAY over the demise of Somnath Chatterjee, former speaker of the Lok Sabha. Communist veteran Chatterjee passed away at a p...

Army pays tribute to soldier killed near LoC in Tangdhar sector

Srinagar, Aug 14: The Army on Tuesday paid floral tribute to a soldier killed in a counter infiltration operation on Monday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector in frontier Kashmir distr...

Shehla Rashid files complaint against underworld don Ravi Pujari for threatening her

Srinagar, Aug 14: Student activist Shehla Rashid has filed a complaint with the Jammu and Kashmir police here against underworld don Ravi Pujari for threatening her. “FIR number 45/2018 u/s 506 RP...

Woman among 3 dead after passenger vehicle falls into gorge in J&K

Jammu, Aug 13: Three persons, including a woman, were killed and seven others injured when a passenger vehicle skidded off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, p...

Governor calls for continuing capacity building of teachers

Srinagar, August 14: At a meeting held at the State Secretariat Governor N N Vohra called for continuing capacity building of teachers through trainings and workshops to sharpen their skills and tea...

Central University Jammu gets Space Technology Research Centre

Jammu, Aug 14: The Central University of Jammu finally got North India’s first ever Space Technology Research Centre here. The Centre was provided by the Union MoS in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh. Vic...

Amarnath yatra resumes from Pahalgam track, progressing smoothly on Baltal route

Srinagar, Aug 14: Yatra to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas resumed from traditional Pahalgam track on Tuesday morning after remaining suspended for a day due to slippery conditio...

Shooting stones injure Vaishno Devi pilgrim

Jammu, Aug 14: A Vaishno Devi pilgrim on Tuesday suffered injuries due to shooting stones near Darshani Deodi at Ban Ganga in Katra town of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. "A lady pilgrim-- P...

Amarnath Yatra suspended from Jammu for second day

Jammu, Aug 14: The Amarnath Yatra from here was suspended for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, officials said. On Monday, the pilgrimage was suspended due to inclement weather. The pilgri...

KV School Principal dies of suspected cardiac arrest in Rajouri

Jammu, Aug 14: A Principal of Kendriya Vidalaya School died of suspected cardiac arrest in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning. Ajeet Singh Meena (48), the Principal of K V Sc...

Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory fire in Tangdhar: Army

Srinagar: Indian Army on Tuesday claimed to have killed two Pakistani soldiers in "retaliatory action" in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district. "In retaliatory action to unprovoked ...

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, ADGP Law and Order and IGP Kashmir call on Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Sh. Muneer Ahmad Khan, ADGP Law and Order and Sh. S.P. Pani, IGP Kashmir, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan. Sh. M. A. Kha...

Governor launches Finance Department mobile-friendly website

SRINAGAR: J&K Governor N N Vohra launched the revamped and upgraded website of the State’s Finance Department which has mobile-friendly features. Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas, Chief Secretary, BV...

Speaker reviews progress on new Legislature Complex, inspects facilities at MLA Hostel

JAMMU: Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh on monday took stock of progress of work on upcoming Legislature Complex here. The Speaker was accompanied by Secretary Law...

Official panel to examine issues of SSA teachers

SRINAGAR: The Government constituted a high-level committee to examine the issues in the School Education Department. The Committee will be headed by Administrative Secretary Finance Department. T...

Advisor Vyas holds public grievances redressal camp at Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Under the aegis of JK Governor's Grievance Cell, the Advisor to Governor B B Vyas convened a public outreach programme here and directed for speedy redressal of the public grievances. O...

PDP-BJP govt had diluted powers of Panchayats: J&K Cong

Jammu, Aug 14: Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Monday said BJP was equally responsible in bringing a retrograde amendment to the Panchayat Raj Act which had diluted the power and provisions of 73rd ame...

Women college all set to have first ‘Pink Toilet’ in Udhampur

Jammu, Aug 14: The Government College for Women in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir is all set to have first ever pink toilet facility in the campus. The foundation stone for the new conce...

Traffic suspended after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu, Aug 14: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Tuesday due to multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban and Udhampur districts, a traffic official said. Th...

Madhav hints at new Governor in 2 weeks

JAMMU: Affirming the substance in the rumour mill working overtime over replacement of incumbent N N Vohra, BJP’s senior leader and in-charge of party affairs in state, Ram Madhav today asserted that...

Rains, flash floods wreak havoc; highway closed

JAMMU: The overnight rains across the state created havoc as flash floods damaged cars and roads in many parts of the winter capital of the state thus triggering protests and resentment from the loca...

Security beefed up ahead of I-Day

SRINAGAR: Security forces have been put on high alert in state, especially in Kashmir Valley, ahead of Independence Day to thwart terrorists' attempts to disrupt official functions and celebrations o...

Jawan sniped at LoC; terrorists abduct, murder youth in Valley

SRINAGAR: An army soldier was killed in sniper attack from across the Line of Control (LoC) as Pakistan made an unsuccessful infiltration bid in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, even as terrorists a...

H&ME Form policy to tackle faculty shortage: Guv

SRINAGAR: Asking recruiting agencies to prioritize selections for all pending vacancies in Health & Medical Education Department, Governor N N Vohra today called for drawing a policy framework to ove...

Tawi Illegal Mining Div Com directs for tough action

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today directed enforcement agencies to take stringent measures and heighten surveillance to prevent illegal mining on Tawi river bed and removal of unaut...

EASE OF LIVING Out of 111 cities, Jammu ranked 95,Srinagar 100th

JAMMU: The twin capitals of state have performed miserably in the government's inaugural 'Ease of Living Index', barely making it to the top 100 of the 111 most livable cities in the country. This is the first-ever exercise undertaken by the ministry to rank the country's major cities on the basis of four parameters of ease of living -- governance, social, economic and physical infrastructure....

Panel to file report on SSA teachers' wages by Aug 16

SRINAGAR: The Government today constituted a high-level committee to examine the issues in the School Education Department, particularly for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan teachers who have been not given wages for months together. The Committee has been asked to submit its interim report by August 16, 2018 about payment of three months salaries to SSA teachers, followed by its final recommendations on...

STREAMLINING EDU DEPTT Of 786 teachers attached, 498 repatriated in Jammu division

JAMMU: Acting swiftly on government’s direction of detachments of preferential postings, the School Education Department (SED) has prepared a report to be tabled before the Secretary School Education...

22 KAS officers shuffled, given additional charges

JAMMU: The state government on Monday affected yet another major reshuffle in middle-rung administration when 22 officers were reshuffled and given additional charges. Today’s move comes two days ...

Unlike Kashmiris, Jammu people are nationalists: Lal

JAMMU: Senior BJP leader and former minister Lal Singh, who has often courted controversy with his remarks, today asked people of the Jammu region to hoist the tricolour at their houses on the Indepe...

RDA Scam Div Com told to finalize enquiry within 15 days

JAMMU: In the much publicized PIL highlighting alleged hushing up of Rajouri Development Authority (RDA) Scam, General Administration Department in the State High Court at Jammu revealed that the enq...

39 PoK guests arrive

SRINAGAR: As many as 39 guests from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here on Monday while no Kashmiri resident crossed over to the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) in the weekly Karvan-...

India, Pakistan exchange 36 prisoners

NEW DELHI: Altogether 29 Indians - 26 fishermen and three civil prisoners returned home on Monday "after completing their sentences in Pakistan" and for its part New Delhi has thanked authorities in ...

Fmr LS speaker S Chatterjee passes away

KOLKATA: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away at a private hospital here this morning following multiple organ failure, a senior hospital official said. He was 89 and survived b...

ULB Polls: Last date for filing claims extended

SRINAGAR: According to Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, the last date for filling claims and objections for Municipal electoral rolls has been extended. In a notification issued here this evening, CE...

Elderly couple electrocuted

JAMMU: An elderly couple was electrocuted to death after heavy rains triggered a flash flood in Surankote area of Poonch district last night. SHO Surankote Mohd Anzar Mir said the couple was electro...

DAK president Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan reinstated

Srinagar, Aug 13: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday reinstated the services of Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) President Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan as Assistant Professor in Government Medical Col...

Rich Dogra culture to be showcased at parallel I-Day celebration function in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 13: Former Minister and BJP MLA Choudhary Lal Singh on Monday said that rich Dogra culture will be showcased at a parallel Independence Day celebration function to be held here. “We are...

Chhari-Sthapana ceremony performed in Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 13: “Chhari-Sthapan” ceremony was on Monday performed at Shri Amareshwar temple in the summer capital, Srinagar. Meanwhile, over 2.78 lakh pilgrims from different parts of the count...

Rains create havoc in Jammu , flash floods damage roads

Jammu, Aug 13: The overnight rains has created havoc in this winter capital of the state as flash floods damaged cars and roads in many parts of the city thus triggering protests and resentment from ...

Shutdown enters day 3 in parts of Kupwara

Srinagar, Aug 13: A complete shutdown is being observed for the third successive day in Langate and adjoining areas in frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara, where people are demanding body of a ‘loca...

Life remains crippled in Kashmir's Tral against detention of youths

Anantnag, Aug 13: Normal life remained crippled for the fourth successive day on Monday against arrest of several youths during night raids at different places last week by Special Operation Group (S...

Two smugglers arrested, 38 animals rescued

Jammu, Aug 13: Two smugglers were arrested and 38 animals rescued in four separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, police said today. A police team rescued seven animals during a routine patrollin...

Couple electrocuted to death

Jammu, Aug 13: A man and his wife were electrocuted to death after they came in contact with a live wire during heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district this morning, police said. The d...

Traffic Suspended On Srinagar-Jammu Highway

SRINAGAR, Aug 13: Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was suspended today after being blocked by multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban and Udhampur districts of Jammu and...

Full dress rehearsal held in Kashmir under unprecedented security arrangements

Srinagar, Aug 13: Despite rain, a full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day (ID) was held at district headquarters on Monday under unprecedented security arrangements in view of the threat percep...

Chadoora town in central Kashmir shuts

Srinagar, Aug 13: A shut down was on Monday observed in Chadoora town of central Kashmir district of Badgam on the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander. Shops and other busi...

Karvan-e-Aman' bus service resumes

Srinagar, Aug 13: The Karvan-e-Aman bus service, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), resumed on Monday after remaining suspended last week for sec...

Amarnath: Yatra suspended from Pahalgam, progressing on Baltal track despite rain

Srinagar, Aug 13: Yatra to the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas was suspended from traditional Pahalgam track on Monday due to slippery conditions following rain, while it was progressing ...

Amarnath Yatra to remain temporarily suspended from Jammu

Jammu, Aug 13: Ahead of the Indian and Pakistan Independence Day celebrations, authorities on Monday decided to suspend the Amarnath Yatra from Jammu for three days to ensure safety and security of ...

DC Kupwara constitutes team to investigate diarrhea outbreak in Jagerpora village

KUPWARA: In order to take stock of the situation, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir visited the diarrhea outbreak affected Jagerpora area of Handwara. He interacted with the locals of t...

Advisor Kumar pays surprise visit to GMC hospital in Jammu

Jammu, Aug: K Vijay Kumar, the advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, today paid a surprise visit to the Government Medical College hospital here and took stock of the medical facilities. ...

Woman gang-raped in J&K's Reasi; police suspects she committed suicide

Jammu: A 19-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and raped by two men, following which it is suspected that she committed suicide by jumping into the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi distri...

Any dilution to special status will lead to serious complications: JKPCC chief'

Jammu: Amid raging debate over Article-35A of the Constitution, JKPCC chief G A Mir said any dilution to the special status being enjoyed by the state would lead to serious complications. While ...

Traffic signals costing Rs 33 lakh installed at Baramulla

BARAMULLA: To improve traffic regulatory system and to minimize daily traffic jamming, the Municipal Council Baramulla has installed traffic signals at a cost of Rs.33 lakh at various places in Baram...

Advisor Kumar pays surprise visit to GMC hospital in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 12: K Vijay Kumar, the advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, today paid a surprise visit to the Government Medical College hospital here and took stock of the medical facilities...

DC reviews arrangements for annual Budha Amarnath Yatra

Poonch: Deputy Commissioner Rahul Yadav reviewed the arrangements for the annual Budda Amarnath Yatra here at a meeting. The annual pilgrimage is commencing from August 17, 2018. The...

Militants abduct, kill civilian in J&K

Srinagar, Aug 13: Militants abducted and killed a civilian in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Monday. "Terrorists on Sunday night barged into the house of Gulzar Ahmad, a resi...

Army soldier killed in mysterious blast at LoC in Kashmir's Uri sector

Srinagar, Aug 13: An Army soldier was killed in a mysterious blast at the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Sunday. Official sources said that a mysteri...

DC reviews arrangements for annual Budha Amarnath Yatra

Poonch: Deputy Commissioner Rahul Yadav today reviewed the arrangements for the annual Budda Amarnath Yatra here at a meeting. The annual pilgrimage is commencing from August 17, 2018. The meeting reviewed in detail the arrangements being put in place by the district administration from Bimber Gali to Budda Amarnath Mandi for comfortable and hassle free yatra. The concerned departments gave ...

Advisor Kumar reviews developmental scenario in Jammu

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today chaired a high-level meeting here to review the progress on implementation of key flagship schemes and programmes and overall developmental scenario in...

Speaker LA calls on Union Home Minister

NEW DELHI: Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. He expressed his gratitude to the Union Minister for sanctioning two Border Battalions for t...

806 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR: On the 46th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 806 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 2,78,878 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

DC Kupwara constitutes team to investigate diarrhea outbreak in Jagerpora village

KUPWARA: In order to take stock of the situation, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today visited the diarrhea outbreak affected Jagerpora area of Handwara. He interacted with the locals of the village, and enquired about the health of the affected. DDC also inspected the mobile medical camps to check the treatment facilities available. DDC constituted a team comprising ADC Handwara,...

Assistant Commissioner Food Safety visits Jagerpora

KUPWARA: The Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Kupwara today inspected the village Jagerpora to ascertain the cause of diarrhoea. He said preliminary investigation and feedback from the affected persons reveal that the outbreak was not due to the consumption of any unhygienic food items but due to tap water used by the people of the area. The Food Safety Office Kupwara further said that the wa...

Traffic signals costing Rs 33 lakh installed at Baramulla

BARAMULLA: To improve traffic regulatory system and to minimize daily traffic jamming, the Municipal Council Baramulla has installed traffic signals at a cost of Rs.33 lakh at various places in Baramulla town. Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash who was accompanied by ADC Baramulla and Tehsildar Baramulla, Executive Officer MCB today inaugurated the Traffic Signals. On the oc...

Over 16 lakh fine realized from erring business operators

SRINAGAR: The Commissionerate of Food Safety department during last three month have lifted 706 samples of different food articles for analytical purposes out of which 192 has been found not conforming the standards prescribed under Food Safety & standards Act, 2006 and accordingly precautions under different provision of FSS Act have been lodged in the competent courts of law. The violators of ...

Potpourri of Indian arts to end in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 12: A five-day multidisciplinary programme "Incredible India", giving platform to classical and folk dances, music, Indian cuisine and painting, will conclude at Connaught Places Cent...

DC Bandipora convenes maiden Multiagency Conference

BANDIPORA, AUGUST 12: A multiagency meeting of Civil Administration, Army, Police, CRPF and BSF was convened by the District Magistrate Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary here today to discuss a hos...

Ahead of Independence Day, BJP starts 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 12: The BJP's Jammu and Kashmir unit today kick-started a campaign to to distribute the country's flags among people in the region ahead of Independence Day celebrations. The 'Har Ghar ...

Election Observers urge public to register complaints at established Control Room

KARGIL, AUGUST 12: Election Observers, nominated for 4th General Elections to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Elections 2018, Pradeep Kumar, Bilal Ahmad Bhat, Abdul Rashid War a...

Army's band display at 'Balidan Stambh' mesmerises audience in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 12: The Army band display and sound and light show mesmerised audience at an event organised ahead of Independence Day at 'Balidan Stambh' memorial here. As a precursor to the Independe...

Governor inaugurates First Harvest of High Density Apples at SKUAST-K

Srinagar, August 12: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the First Harvest of the High Density Plantation of Apples at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-K today by plu...

DIG DKR Range chairs security review meeting in Kishtwar

Kashmir, Aug 12: Deputy Inspector General of Police Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban Range Shri. Rafiq-UL-Hassan after guard of honour held a meeting with officers at District Police Office Kishtwar, In conne...

Jammu varsity VC set to rejig top brass after I-Day

Jammu, Aug 12: The newly appointed Vice Chancellor of University of Jammu, Prof Manoj K Dhar, is all set to bring some changes by reshuffling top posts at academics and administrative level after the...

5 injured in J&K explosion

Srinagar, Aug 12: Five youths were injured on Sunday in an explosion at a meadow in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said. The incident occurred in the Tosa Maidan meadow. "The inju...

Jammu-Srinagar national highway restored

Jammu, Aug 12: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was restored for traffic on Sunday after remaining closed for several hours because of a fallen boulder. A huge boulder had rolled down from a m...

Encounter: Mobile internet services temporarily suspended in Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 12: Mobile internet services were temporarily suspended here in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir today in the wake of an anti-militancy operation in Batamaloo area of the city, p...

Chharri-Mubarak taken to Sharika Bhawani temple in Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 12: “Chharri-Mubarak”, the holy silver Mace of Lord Shiva, was on Sunday taken to ancient Sharika Bhawani Temple on the hills of Hari Parvat in the downtown city to pay obeisance to the...

About 2.78 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath

Srinagar, Aug 12: The annual Amarnath yatra was progressing smoothly as fresh small batches of pilgrims left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps for the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas...

Delhi Metro parking lots to remain shut on I-Day

New Delhi, Aug 12: The Delhi Metro has decided to close all its parking lots on the eve of Independence day, in view of security concerns, it announced on Sunday. "Parking facilities will not be a...

Notorious drug peddler among 2 held in Jammu

Jammu: Two people, including a “notorious drug peddler”, were arrested with heroin and poppy in two separate operations in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri and Jammu districts, police said today. Shako...

4 killed in J&K construction accident

Srinagar, Aug 12: Four people were killed and two others injured on Sunday during the construction of a sewage trench in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said. The incident took place...

Shutdown continues in north Kashmir’s Langate

Srinagar, Aug 12: A complete shutdown is being observed in Langate area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district for the second consecutive day today, where five militants, including a ‘local’ was killed ...

Wreath laying ceremony for slain policeman held at DPL Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 12: A wreath-laying event was held on Sunday in District Police Lines Srinagar where tributes were paid to the slain SOG constable Parvaiz Ahmad son of Mohammad Abbas, a resident of v...

Farooq Shah stresses on judicious use of water

SRINAGAR: The three-day children’s festival ‘LUKCHAR’ organized by the Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU) of Departments of PHE and I&FC concluded here. The festival was organized...

Vanmahotsav Eco- awareness programme concludes

JAMMU: A month long Vanmohotsav eco-awareness program conducted by Department of Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing, Jammu concluded here today. This awareness program was launched on 21st July 2...

Tasaduq Jeelani flags of 2000 km motorsports adventure

SRINAGAR: Director Tourism Kashmir, Tasaduq Jeelani Saturday flagged off 5-days motorsports expedition in which 35 participants will drive 4x4 off-road vehicles to cover the 2000 kilometers during th...

Advisor Kumar visits Samba, reviews developmental scenario

SAMBA: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Saturday visited Samba district to assess the developmental scenario in the district. Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma and IGP Jammu zone, ...

Pedestrian nabbed with 5-kg poppy straw in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 11: A pedestrian was nabbed on Saturday afternoon with 5-kg poppy straw in this winter capital of the state. “Police team on duty at Manda apprehended one pedestrian namely Jasvinder Si...

J&K BJP seeks unconditional apology letter from Mehbooba

Jammu, Aug 12: The state unit of BJP on Saturday sought an unconditional apology letter from former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir state Mehbooba Mufti, for allegedly defaming an elected represe...

SOG jawan killed, 4 SF personnel injured in encounter with militants in Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 12: A Special Operations Group (SOG) jawan of state police was killed while four security forces personnel were injured in an encounter with militants in the summer capital, Srinagar on...

233 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar, Aug 12: A batch of 233 pilgrims left Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday, police said. "The pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here in an escorted convoy ...

Policeman killed in Srinagar gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 12: A policeman was killed on Sunday in a gunfight between militants and the security forces here. Upon receiving a tip-off about the holed-up militants, the security forces cordoned...

Chhari Mubarak taken to Shankaracharya temple

SRINAGAR: 'Chhari Mubarak', the saffron-robed holy mace of Lord Shiva, was today taken to historic Shankaracharya temple on a hillock here for prayers as per the age-old customs related to the annual...

Justice Gita Mittal sworn-in as first woman CJ of J&K HC

JAMMU: Days after Justice Sindhu Sharma became the first ever women Judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, the Raj Bhavan was witness to another historic day on Saturday when Justice Gita Mittal was ...

BJP to be part of next Govt in J&K: Madhav

JAMMU: Two days after his visit to Kashmir Valley triggered once again the speculations of government formation in state, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday asserted that his party...

ARTICLE 35A:Against own party, BJP MLA opposes scrapping

JAMMU: Voicing his dissent over the BJP's stand on Article 35A, party legislator Gagan Bhagat in Jammu today warned that scrapping the constitutional provision with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elect...

ARTICLE 35A: Mufti tweets, BJP threatens suit if apology not tendered

JAMMU: Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said defending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was not confined to a particular region or religion anymore as the people of the state have re...

ARTICLE 35A: Will fight for it till my grave: Farooq

SRINAGAR: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today said he will fight for Article 35-A until his death, warning that the fallout of any tinkering with the Constitutional provision would be...

ARTICLE 35A: Cong, NC misleading Jammu people: Singh

JAMMU: Union minister Jitendra Singh today accused the Congress and the National Conference (NC) of misleading the people of Jammu region over Article 35A, and claimed that scrapping it would have no...

Detach teachers, file report by Aug 20: SED asks CEOs

SRINAGAR: Adopting strict measures against the delay in calling off the attachments, the School Education Department (SED) has asked all the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) to detach the attached Masters, Teachers and other staff to their substantive places of posting and submit action taken report by 20 August. In a circular issued by the School Education Department, it has been, however, mad...

USA suspends military training with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Trump administration has suspended more than a decade-long military training programme of Pakistani personnel at the US institutions, a media report said today, days after Islamabad an...

6 J&K Bank security guards, driver rewarded for foiling robbery bids

SRINAGAR: In a welcome move aimed at honouring their valour, six brave security guards and a driver who foiled the recent attempts of terrorists to loot various branches of Jammu and Kashmir Bank wil...

193 grievances disposed every day in Guv’s rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June - 10thAugust, 2018, the Grievance Cell received 9626 complaints/grievances of which 9866 (including those received earlier) have be...

Nirmal meets LS Speaker

NEW DELHI: Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, called on Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan here today. During the meeting, Singh informed the Lok Sabha Speaker a...

Rajnath, Shah visit Vajpayee

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president Amit Shah visited AIIMS this evening to enquire about the health condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been undergo...

Death toll in Indonesia quake 387

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities on Saturday raised the death toll in Lombok island earthquake to 387, while the number of injured and displaced went up to 13,688 and 387,067, respectively. The 6.9...

Kerla floods: toll 37, red alert in some parts

KOCHI: As the death toll climbed to 37 in rain-affected Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday undertook an aerial survey of flood-ravaged districts of the state. More than 11 out of 14 ...

Langate family claims slain Pak ultra their son

SRINAGAR: A north Kashmir family on Saturday claimed that one of the five terrorists, killed in a gunfight with the Army on Thursday and passed off as foreigners, was their son. The family living ...