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Forest Dept Jammu holds series of plantation drives

JAMMU, JULY 16: The Forest Department continued its plantation in various districts of Jammu region by collaborating with the various agencies and locals. Billawar Forest Division took up plantatio...

Power shutdown

JAMMU, JULY 16: According to Chief Engineer, Electric Maintt and R. E. Wing Jammu, the power supply to Seora and its adjoining areas fed from 33/11 KV Receiving Station Seora emanating from 132/33 ...

Director Horticulture Jammu inspects developmental activities in District Ramban

JAMMU, JULY 16: Director Horticulture Jammu, Raj Kumar Katoch conducted extensive tour of District Ramban and inspected High Density Apple Plantation at Fruit plant Nursery Nagam, Banihal along wit...

Div Com reviews progress on Ring Road project

JAMMU JULY 16: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma today reviewed the progress of work on Ring Road project, here at a meeting of concerned officers. The meeting was attended by Deputy Com...

Over 37 deputations, 38 individuals meet Advisor Kumar at Srinagar, project demands

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, today interacted with scores of deputations and listened to their issues and problems during his weekly public hearing programme at Governor’s...

Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Sh. Navin Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Choudhary briefed Governor about important i...

Dineshwar Sharma meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Sh. Dineshwar Sharma, Union Special Representative for Dialogue in J&K, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Sharma apprised Governor about his consult...

Advisor Khan meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Sh. Farooq Khan, newly appointed Advisor to Governor J&K, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor and Sh. Khan discussed wide ranging issues relating...

Jio furthers its commitment to reduce gender gap in digital adoption

Mumbai, 15 July 2019: Jio, the world’s largest mobile data network, has today announced that it has partnered with GSMA’s Connected Women Initiative to bridge the gender gap in digital adoption and d...

PMKKKY scheme: Over Rs 4.90 lakh royalty collected by District Mineral Foundation Trust Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, JULY 16: District Mineral Foundation Trust Kishtwar, constituted in the run up to the launch of Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY), has collected over Rs 4.90 lakh royal...

DC Reasi felicitates Olympic qualifier athlete

REASI, JULY 16: Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Indu Kanwal Chib today felicitated archer Rakesh Kumar at her office chambers here today. Rakesh is a para athlete and has represented India at a number ...

Reasi Admin starts preparation for I-Day celebrations

REASI, JULY 16: District Administration Reasi today started preparation for Independence Day celebrations. Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib chaired a meeting of heads of line departments, Po...

Government Degree College Nagrota starts functioning

JAMMU, JULY 16: The first academic session of the newly established Government Degree College Nagrota started today with the enrollment of 76 students, even as the admissions are still on to enroll...

DC Jammu inspects progress on Akhnoor Flyover project

JAMMU, JULY 16: Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar today took on-spot review of Flyover project starting off from canal head to Muthi, being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 273 crore. ...

Div Com listens to issues of Muslim Federation Samba

JAMMU JULY 16: Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma today interacted with a delegation of Muslim Federation Samba and concerned officers to discuss issues and demands raised by the representatives....

Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2019

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: On the 16th day of the ongoing Yatra, 11,538 Yatris paid obeisance at Holy Cave and, till date, 2,05,083Yatris had received darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

Handicrafts Deptt organizes artisan awareness, registration camp at Bandipora

BANDIPORA, JULY 16: Handicrafts Department Bandipora today organized a day-long artisan awareness-cum-registration camp here. During the awareness camp various craft instructors created awareness...

SCPWCR takes cognizance of Ramban, Budgam incidents

SRINAGAR, JULY-16: The State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights (SCPWCR) Tuesday took cognizance of two different incidents in Ramban and Budgam districts and has sought action taken...

Gyal Wangyal inaugurates pedestrian friendly pilot Chanspa road

LEH, JULY 16: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor (CEC), LAHDC, Leh Gyal P Wangyal today inaugurated the pedestrian friendly Chanspa road in presence of Deputy Commissioner, Leh Avny Lavasa and Pr...

Director Agri inaugurates upgraded Centre at Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, JULY 16: Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi today inaugurated upgraded Farmers Training and Education Centre (FTEC) at Ganderbal. While giving a detail regarding wor...

ADC reviews implementation of PM-SYM pension scheme in Budgam

BUDGAM JULY 16: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Budgam Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani today convened a meeting of officers to take department wise review of the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi ...

DC reviews working of Revenue Department in Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JULY 16: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Khalid Jahangir today reviewed the working of Revenue Department in a meeting of Tehsildars, Naib – Tehsildars, GQs and Patwaries of Pahalgam and Sha...

13th batch of 304 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

BUDGAM, JULY 11: Thirteenth batch of pilgrims consisting of 304 Hujaj Kiram, 13 male and 141 female today left for Saudi Arabia in two Spice Jet Flights from Srinagar International Airport. The Hajj...

Secy RDD reviews implementation of ‘Umeed’ scheme in Jammu division

JAMMU, JULY 16: Secretary Rural Development Department, Sheetal Nanda, today convened a meeting here to take a detailed stock of implementation of ‘Umeed’ Scheme in the Jammu division under Jammu Kas...

Teachings of saints, seers more relevant today: Advisor Sharma

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Advisor to Governor, KK Sharma on Tuesday said that the teachings of our saints and seers are more relevant in today’s world and we should preach mutual brotherhood and compassio...

England took trophy, but India owned WC 2019 on Twitter

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) After six weeks of action-packed cricket, England emerged as the world champions after beating New Zealand in a close game ending with a Super Over. Sundays final was one of...

DSport to broadcast draw for Asian qualifiers of 2022 FIFA WC

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) DSport will broadcast the Round 2 draw for the Asian qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 preliminary competition. The draw will be broadcast to the Indian audienc...

Tendulkar remembers coach Achrekar on Guru Purnima

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar on the occasion of Guru Purnima on Tuesday. "Guru is the one who removes the darkness o...

Mortaza remains captain as Bangladesh name squad for SL tour

Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Mashrafe Mortaza was named in the squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka by the Bangladesh Cricket Board and will continue to lead the team, according to a Cricbuzz report. ...

Zsirkretak from Hungary win World Finals of Neymar Jr's Five

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Neymar Jr took to the field for the first time since his injury at the Copa America as the two strongest five-a-side football teams in the world were crowned at the Red Bull...

Dream11 becomes official fantasy game partner for ECL

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Fantasy sports platform Dream11 on Tuesday announced its exclusive partnership with the European Cricket League (ECL), the new Champions League of European Cricket. Dream11 ...

itel smartphone signs up as official partner for UP Yoddha

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) itel, one of the leading mobile brands in sub-5K category from TRANSSION Holdings, on Tuesday announced its association as the official partner of UP Yoddha, one of the lead...

NZ players should be proud of their WC show: Vettori

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori feels the Black Caps should be proud of their journey in the recently concluded World Cup and take the positives of the game ahead....

Grass tasted like never before: Djokovic post Wimbledon win

London, July 16 (IANS) Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic believes that the summit clash at the just concluded Wimbledon against Roger Federer was a "match that had ever everything" and will be remem...

Black Caps homecoming ceremony on hold

Wellington, July 16 (IANS) The homecoming ceremony for New Zealand's World Cup squad has been put on hold due to some "logical complications". On Sunday, Kane Williamson's men lost an opportunity ...

TECNO's flagship Phantom 9 debuts on Flipkart at Rs 14,999

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings' smartphone brand TECNO Mobile on Tuesday said its flagship smartphone Phantom 9 will be available on Flipkart starting July 17. Priced...

Yes Bank logs sharp gains, ends 12% higher

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Private lender, Yes Bank on Tuesday logged sharp gain on the BSE over reports that the company is set to get capital infusion from a US-based private equity investor, however, ...

OPPO appoints Sumit Walia as VP product, marketing in India

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Aiming to strengthen its product offering and build stronger connect with the Indian consumers, Chinese handset maker OPPO on Tuesday announced Sumit Walia as its Vice Presi...

Laughing with tears of joy most-used emoji in India

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Love laughing with tears of joy and blowing kisses with your emoticons? Well, so do most Indians on various social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and dating apps, a...

Sensex up 200 pts, Nifty above 11,650

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Sensex was trading over 200 points during the afternoon session of the trade on Tuesday, after openning higher. Buying was seen across sectors except IT. The IT index was...

Amazon Alexa may come to Windows 10's lock screen

San Francisco, July 16 (IANS) Tech giant Microsoft would allow Amazon's voice assistant Alexa to activate on the lock screen in the next update to Windows 10. Microsoft's new update follows change...

Tight liquidity dents June PV retail sales: FADA

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Tight liquidity conditions, along with a delay in Monsoon, dented consumer sentiment and dragged passenger vehicle (PV) retail sales lower by 4.6 per cent on a year-on-year ...

Google's 'Internet Saathis' now cover 2.6 lakh Indian villages

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Google Indias ‘Internet Saathi programme aimed to empower rural women how to use the Internet has now added two more states -- Punjab and Odisha -- thus reaching 2.6 lakh vi...

Qlik appoints Ankur Goel as MD for India

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Data analytics and business intelligence platform Qlik on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ankur Goel as its Managing Director for India. "Data is the one link that c...

BJP high command upset over Devprayag distillery

Dehradun, July 16 (IANS) The BJP high command is miffed over Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat's decision to permit a private distillery in the holy area of Devprayag where the Bhagira...

Tiger kills, eats man in Corbett Reserve

Dehradun, July 16 (IANS) A man was killed by a tiger in Kalagarh area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand's Kumaon region, forest officials said on Tuesday. Sohan Singh, a daily wager, was...

Jailed Saravana Bhavan owner can be sent to private hospital: Madras HC

Chennai, July 16 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday allowed Saravana Bhavan owner P. Rajagopal, who is undergoing a life term for murder, to be admitted in a private hospital. Hearing a petit...

Zakir, Sonal made Sangeet Natak Akademi fellows, 44 conferred 2018 awards

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and eminent classical dancers Sonal Mansingh, Jatin Goswami (Sattriya) and K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai (Bharatanatyam) were conferred the Sangeet N...

No proposal from Centre on atomic energy units: Punjab CM

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he was yet to receive any proposal from the Central government for establishment of atomic energy units at the Bathinda...

IAF can fight entire spectrum of warfare: Dhanoa

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is prepared to fight the entire spectrum of warfare, be it an all-out war, a skirmish like the Kargil conflict or retaliation to a terrorist attac...

Bihar flood: 25 killed, over 2.5mn affected

Patna, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday confirmed 25 deaths due to flood in Bihar. The situation continues to remain grim with over 2.5 million people affected, officials said. ...

Swatantra Dev Singh is new UP BJP chief

Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh has been appointed the Bharatiya Janata Party's state president, replacing Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey. Pan...

Rs 1,400 cr tourism projects approved for NE in 5 years

Agartala/New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Union Tourism Ministry had sanctioned Rs 1,400 crore projects in the eight northeastern states under the Swadesh Darshan scheme in the past five years, said Pra...

Congress gave 70 flyovers in 15 years, AAP built 23 since 2015: Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday inaugurated a 2.7-km signal-free flyover on Rao Tula Ram Marg (RTR), which will ease traffic flow in South Delhi. Speaking...

Drug peddler nabbed with opium in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 16: A drug peddler with contraband of opium was arrested in Greater Kailash area here on Tuesday. "Police during naka checking stopped one Motorcycle and on search, 300 grams of Opium ...

Try 'BODMAS' method to solve this viral math equation

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) If you are baffled by a viral mathematical equation that has taken the social media platforms by storm, you do not actually need to go too far but to check it with your Math...

Govt neglecting ASHA workers, alleges Tarigami

Srinagar, Jul 16: State Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) president Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday accused the government of totally neglecting the women working as ASHAs, despite starting th...

Separatist leader Inqilabi again booked under PSA

Srinagar, Jul 16: Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Chairman Abdul Samad Inqilabi has again been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) even as he remained lodged in a jail in Jammu. Meanwhile, a local court has...

Unidentified male body recovered from Jehlum in north Kashmir

Srinagar: An unidentified male body was recovered from a Jehlum at Shadipora village of Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday. Reports said that some locals spotted the body lyin...

Centre's response sought on plea for linking property to Aadhaar

New Delhi, July 16: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking directions to the government to link movable and immovable property docume...

'Jai Shri Ram' used as signature slogan to instill fear among people, alleges Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 16: Reacting to reports that a Muslim cleric was attacked in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram', former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said it is sad to see Lord R...

Mehbooba welcomes Geelani's statement on KPs return to Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 16: Welcoming the statement of hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani that ‘he wholeheartedly wants the Kashmiri Pandits to return and live in the valley’, Peo...

Youth shuns militancy, returns to mainstream in Pulwama: Police

Srinagar, Jul 16: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed that a youth, who had joined militant ranks, has shunned the path of violence and returned to mainstream in south Kashmir district of Pul...

CRPF troopers praised for saving girl from drowning in J&K

Srinagar, July 16: The brave efforts of two CRPF troopers who saved a girl from drowning in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district was praised by locals and the twitterati on Tuesday. On Monday, ...

Police arrests two persons in Baramulla, recovers pistol

Srinagar, July 16: Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in the last month’s killing of a Shopkeeper in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. A police officer told that the ...

Two Burglars Arrested Recovered Stolen Property in Safapora Ganderbal

SAFAPORA: On credible information of locals that two persons intruded in to water pump station, have stolen water pipes worth 20000 rupees. Accordingly, Ganderbal Police acted swiftly and...

Police Officer killed in road mishap

Jammu, July 16: A person was killed in a road accident when the vehicle he was traveling in skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge on Bhrath road in Doda district. Reports said that th...

Bhoomi, navgrah pujan and dhawajarohan performed on Ashad Purnima

Srinagar, Jul 16: The age-old traditional rituals 'bhoomi-pujan', 'navgrah pujan' and 'dhawajarohan' connected with commencement of annual 'Chhari-Mubarak' were being performed at Pahalgam in the sou...

Bill to strengthen NIA passed in LS; to finish off terror: HM

JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency which has remained at the forefront to curb to a significant extent the terror and its funding in Jammu and Kashmir is set to get more powers, as Lok Sabha on...

JJB gives CB 2 weeks’ time as HC yet to decide on age

JAMMU: A juvenile justice board hearing the case of the eighth accused in the gangrape and murder of a minor girl in Rasana village of Kathua has pushed further the commencement to trial by two weeks, after the State Crime Branch moved before it a plea seeking deferment of the trial as the state high court is yet to decide whether the accused is a minor or not. There were 8 accused in the cas...

School holidays extended, will reopen on Jul 22

JAMMU: Bringing joy to school children in summer zone of Jammu Division, the state government on Monday extended the summer vacations for one week. The schools were earlier scheduled to open on Tuesd...

Pak infiltrator shot dead at IB

JAMMU: Alert troops of Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday shot dead a Pakistani intruder while he was trying to cross the International Border in Ramgarh sector of Samba district. The incident ...

New rules for livestock transport could help check bovine smuggling effectively

JAMMU: Even though the state government has charted out an animal-friendly set of rules for the livestock transport in consonance with central laws, if implemented effectively, these rules could help...

MoU signed, J&K Hospitals await eleven AMRIT centers

JAMMU: The union health ministry, despite signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state health department more than a month back, has failed to open Affordable Medicines and Reliable Impla...

Amarnath Yatra set to breach two Lakh mark today, 5210 more leave

SRINAGAR: A total of 10,833 pilgrims paid obeisance at the naturally formed ice lingam in the cave shrine of Amarnath on Monday, taking the total visitors this year to 1,93,545, even as the 14th batc...

3 pilgrims die, toll 16

SRINAGAR: Three Amarnath pilgrims died in the past 24 hours en route to the holy 3,880 metre-high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the death toll in this year's pilgrimage to 17. A w...

Delhi to Katra in eight hours, thrice a week, likely by Aug

JAMMU: The much-awaited second Vande Bharat Express will be run on the high traffic Delhi-Katra route three days a week, and three halting station enroute, likely from next month. The Delhi-Katra ...

Shuja elected President in maiden KPC elections

SRINAGAR: In the maiden election of Kashmir Press Club (KPC), Shuja-ul-Haq was elected as President and Moazam Mohammad as Vice Presiden, even as candidates backed by Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) emer...

With no check on Chenab, Tawi pollution, NGT doubles fine on Gammon India, HCC

JAMMU: Noting the violations of its orders, and failure to deposit the earlier fines imposed by it, the NGT has doubled the penalty slapped on Gammon India Limited and Hindustan Construction Company ...

Technical glitch calls off Chandrayaan-2’s launch

SRIHARIKOTA: The launch of India's second mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2, was called off due to a technical snag less than an hour before blast-off on Monday, the Indian Space Research Organisati...

2 CRPF jawans save girl from drowning

SRINAGAR: A 14-year-old girl was rescued from drowning in a stream in Baramulla district, thanks to two CRPF constables who jumped into the gushing waters in the nick of time. The chief of the force has declared that the bravehearts will be rewarded with DG commendation disc for their self-less act of bravery. The minor, Nageena, slipped into the fast moving stream at Tangmarg and was washed a...

23 killed in PoK floods

ISLAMABAD: At least 23 people were killed and several others are missing after a cloudburst caused flash flood in the Neelum Valley of the Pakistan occupied Kashmir, officials said. A large number of homes in the Laswa area of the Valley were damaged and dozens of people were swept away in the flooding caused by relentless rainfall after the cloudburst over night. "The Laswa area of the val...

Eleven killed in Gujarat road mishap

BHUJ: Eleven people, including three women and as many children, died in a road accident near here in Gujarat's Kutch district Monday, police said. Six others were injured in the mishap which took place on the Bhuj-Nakhatrana highway near Mankuwa village in Bhuj taluka when a speeding truck hit an autorickshaw and a motorcycle while trying to overtake another vehicle, a police official said. ...

Solan toll rises to 14, 13 soldiers

SHIMLA: Fourteen people died and 28 others were injured after a multi-storey building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district, officials said Monday. The bodies of 13 Army personnel of 4 Assam Regiment from nearby Dagshai Cantonment and a civilian were extricated from the debris, they said. Twenty-eight people, including 17 Army personnel and 11 civilians, were injured after the four...

Couple found dead at home

JAMMU: A couple was found dead under suspicious circumstances at their house on the outskirts of Jammu on Monday. The bodies of Naveen Sharma, a caterer, and his wife Poonam, were recovered from their house in Greater Kailash, police said. While Sharma's body was hanging from his room's ceiling, Poonam was found lying dead, they said. A team of forensic experts was called to examine the pl...

Pak opens its air space, India says its "Islamabad's decision"

New Delhi, Jul 16: Pakistan has decided to open its airspace for 'all type of civili traffic' with immediate effect making a sort of climbdown from its July 12 stance that it would not do so until In...

Delhi Police arrests JeM terrorist from Srinagar

New Delhi, July 16: The Delhi Police have arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist from Srinagar, it said on Tuesday. The terrorist has been identified as Basir Ahmad Ponnu, carrying a reward o...

Over 1.90 lakh perform Amarnath Yatra in 15 days

Jammu, July 16: Over 1.90 lakh pilgrims performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in 15 days as another batch of 3,967 yatris left Jammu for the Valley on Tuesday. Officials of Shri Amarnathji Shrine B...

Special camps for enrolment under pension schemes held at Rajouri

RAJOURI, JULY15: Aimed to bring eligible left out beneficiaries under the ambit of various pension schemes being implemented in the district, the district administration organised special camps in ...

Budha Amarnath Yatra: DDC visits Nowshera to take stock of arrangements

RAJOURI, JULY 15: In order to ensure convenient and comfortable halt of pilgrims at Nowshera during Shri Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra-2019, District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today ...

DDC Rajouri reviews BRO’s mega road projects

RAJOURI, JULY15: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today convened a meeting with the officials of Border Road Organisation to review progress on mega road projects being execu...

Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched at Bandipora

BANDIPORA, JULY 15: The district administration Bandipora on Monday launched Jal Shakti Abhiyan in the district with an aim to make coordinated efforts to conserve water. In this regard, the adminis...

Rohit Kansal reviews progress of on-going schemes, programmes

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring, & Social Welfare, Rohit Kansal Monday held a review meeting with the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to assess the progress on...

Launch crusade against encroachers: Div Com to DCs

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all Deputy Commissioners of the valley to launch a crusade against encroachers and illegal occupants on State...

Private Negotiations Committee meeting held at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JULY 15: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Khalid Jahangir today chaired a meeting of Private Negotiations Committee (PNC) here. The meeting was attended by Assistant Commissioner Revenue Anant...

CEC Wangyal reviews ‘Ladakh School Olympics’ preparations

LEH, JULY 15: The Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Leh Gyal P. Wangyal today took a review meeting regarding the preparation of mega multi-sports event under the banner ‘Ladakh School Olymp...

EC Agri discusses implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan

KARGIL, JULY 15: Executive Councilor for Agriculture, Revenue and Soil Conservation Muhammad Ali Chandan today chaired a Gram Sabha regarding the implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan at Panchayat Off...

DC reviews flood preparedness, progress of PMGSY & PWD roads

KATHUA, JULY 15:- Deputy Commissioner, Dr Raghav Langer, reviewed the working of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and PWD(R&B) in a meeting held here today. Tehsil wise review of PMGSY and...

DDC visits Bani, gets firsthand account of people`s issues

KATHUA, JULY 15:- In order to get first-hand account of governance in far flung areas of the district, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer visited Bani and Duggan areas of Kathua. H...

DDC reviews arrangements for Lal Draman Festival

DODA, JULY 15: Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode, today convened an officer’s meeting to review arrangements for upcoming Lal Draman festival, scheduled to start on 27th of July 2019. During...

Director AHD visits Katra, Reasi, inspects work on Veterinary Dispensary

REASI, JULY 15: Director Animal Husbandry Department, Dr TH Beigh today conducted an extensive visit of twin towns of Katra and Reasi to inspect ongoing work on Veterinary Dispensary Katra. He ask...

Div Com visits Nagrota, inspects progress on ' Khel Gaon' project

JAMMU, JULY 15: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, today conducted an extensive tour of Nagrota town to inspect progress on Khel Gaon project (Sports Village). Pertinently, ‘Khel Gaon’ at Nag...

Post-Matric scholarships through online mode, Secy Tribal Affairs reviews arrangements

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Secretary Tribal Affairs, Abdul Majeed Bhat today reviewed the arrangements regarding the Post-Matric Scholarship on National Scholarship Portal (NSP) for Tribal Students in the ...

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019: 10,833 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: On the 15th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 10,833 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date, 1,93,545 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave....

Atal Dulloo inaugurates training prog on HIV testing

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, today inaugurated a training programme on HIV testing for the first batch of participants from differen...

CEC, LAHDC Leh calls on Advisor Sharma

LEH, JULY 15: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Leh Gyal P. Wangyal today called on Advisor to Governor, K.K. Sharma here to highlight various issues concerning the Leh district. EC Ag...

Ganai lays foundation of multi-storey complex at Hazrat Syed Yaqoob Sahib (RA) shrine

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today laid foundation of multi-storey complex at the shrine of Sufi Saint, Hazrat Mir Syed Yaqoob Sahib (RA) at Sonawar. Ganai, who is ...

Advisor Sharma takes stock of developmental works at Leh

LEH, JULY 15: Advisor to Governor, K.K. Sharma convened a meeting with the district officers to take stock of the ongoing projects and other major issues concerning developmental works in the Leh dis...

Multidimensional approach aims to find longterm solutions to road woes in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: The government has set about renewing some 125 kilometres of road length in Srinagar while taking a multidimensional approach aimed at long term solutions to concerns surrounding...

ADDC reviews progress on languishing projects at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, JULY 15: Additional District Development Commissioner, Ashok Kumar, today convened a meeting with district officers of various departments to review progress on languishing projects in the ...

DDC distributes certificates, trophies among visually impaired sportspersons

DODA, JULY 15: The maiden cricket tournament for visually impaired players concluded yesterday at Bhaderwah, in which players from across the state and locals of the district participated. The obj...

DDC Ganderbal reviews land acquisition process under PMGSY

GANDERBAL, JULY 15: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today chaired a meeting to review the status of land acquisition proceedings for construction of various projects und...

Rs 22000 fine realized from erring traders in Budgam

BUDGAM, JULY 15: A fine of Rs 22000 was realized from shopkeepers, food outlet owners and other erring traders in district Budgam. Adjudicating Officer, (Additional Deputy Commissioner) Budgam Mus...

DC Poonch holds public grievances redressal camp at Shahpur

POONCH, JULY 15: District Development Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav today convened a public grievances redressal camp in border village of Shahpur to get firsthand appraisal of public issues pert...

JK mulls revising livestock transport rules

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: The State Government is mulling to revise the livestock transport rules in consonance with central animal transport rules. A notification in this regard has been issued by the P...

Twelfth batch of 152 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

BUDGAM, JULY 15: Twelfth batch of pilgrims consisting of 152 Hujaj Kiram, 78 male and 74 female today left for Saudi Arabia in a Spice Jet Flight from Srinagar International Airport.

Speed up acquisition process for traffic management in city: Div Com to officers

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today stressed upon the concerned authorities to speed up the rehabilitation process and clear the pending cases immediately so...

Chairperson SCPWCR visits Women’s Police Station Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Chairperson J&K State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights (SCPWCR), Mrs Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi today visited Women’s Police Station, Rambagh here. During the vi...

Make Solid Waste Management a people’s movement: Div Com to officers

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed concerned officers and Deputy Commissioners to make Solid Waste Management (SWM) a people's movement by taking th...

Advisor Kumar discusses modalities for imparting BLS training program for police personnel

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today chaired a high level meeting to discuss the modalities for creating an effective training programme for imparting Basic Life Support (BLS) ...

Man stabs wife to death, hangs self in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 15: A man on Monday stabbed his wife to death and later hanged himself in his house in Greater Kailash area here on city outskirts. Police here said that one Naveen Sharma this morning ...

Pakistan will be 'compelled' to ink SAARC Treaty on terror : Amit Shah

New Delhi, Jul 15: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asserted that the Modi government will make no compromise on the issue of fighting terror and maintained that Pakistan will be even 'compell...

Police pays tribute to constable killed in militant attack in Anantnag

Srinagar, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir police has paid rich tributes to a Selection Grade Constable, who was martyred in a militant attack on an National Conference (NC) leader in south Kashmir district...

Security forces launch CASO in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

Srinagar, Jul 15: Security forces on Monday launched a Cordon and Search Operation in south Kashmir district of Kulgam. Official sources said that following specific information about presence of ...

Separatists, stone-pelters, their funding on target as MHA seeks to solve K-issue

JAMMU: With its recent muscular policy against militancy already showing some results, the Centre has now outlined a step-by-step approach to find the solution to its biggest challenge—the issue of t...

Stone pelting down; from 4 cases a day to 1 every 5 days

JAMMU: From 4 incidents every single day in 2018 to one incident in 5 days in the first half of this year, the stone pelting incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have come down significantly, seen as resul...

BL Santosh appointed BJP Gen Secretary Organisation

NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah Sunday elevated party's joint general secretary (organisation) B L Santosh as its general secretary (organisation), a day after incumbent Ramlal was moved back to t...

Seeking revival, Cong meet under Azad held

JAMMU: Aiming to rejuvenate the party in Jammu and Kashmir, a crucial meeting of the Congress party was held today under the chairmanship of Senior Congress leader and leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad to formulate future strategy and strengthen its leadership in the state. After the recent Lok Sabha polls debacle, the Congress party has been losing its ground in state...

Rasana gang-rape & murder Setback for CB as 8th accused to be tried as ‘juvenile’ from today

JAMMU: The trial of a ‘minor’ accused in the case of gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Rasana village of Kathua district will start from Monday in a juvenile court here, taking the State Crime Branch by surprise which is contesting the claim of the accused being minor in the Jammu and Kashmir high court. There were 8 accused in the case which had shocked the entire natio...

Kartarpur: Pak agrees to visa-free, yr-long access

AMRITSAR: Pakistan on Sunday agreed in principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara for Indian passport holders and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders. Throughout the year, 5000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara per day. The pilgrims will be allowed to travel as individuals or in groups and also on foot, Home Ministry's Jo...

Ultras kill NC leader’s PSO

SRINAGAR: A Personal Security Officer (PSO) of a National Conference (NC) leader was on Sunday killed in a militant attack in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, even as Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by security forces in the area to nab the militants. Official sources said militants fired at NC leader Syed Tawqeer Shah while he was returning from Kokernag in Anantnag, where he...

After MBBS, now BDS seats enhanced by 26%

JAMMU: After a long delay and repeated requests by the state government, the Dental Council of India (DCI) has enhanced BDS seats for Dental Colleges of Jammu and Kashmir by 26% i.e 13 each for Jammu Dental College and Srinagar Dental College, reliable sources informed. “An official communication regarding enhancement of 13 BDS seats for Jammu Dental College and the Srinagar Dental College from...

Police Modernization Poor utilization of funds costs J&K again, MHA slices Rs 3.3 Cr

JAMMU: Owing to poor performance in utilization of funds, the union government has sliced the funds allocated to Jammu and Kashmir under crucial Police modernization programme as compared to previous fiscal year. The Government of India (GOI) has allocated Rs 39.9 crore for the year 2019-20, which is Rs 3.29 crore less as compared to the previous fiscal year. In 2018-19, Union govern...

45% PMAY-G houses constructed in State

JAMMU: Out of the total sanctioned houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir government has completed the construction of only 45.2 percent so far. Under PMAY-G, houses are sanctioned to landless households who derive a major part of their income from casual labour. The government has sanctioned a total 33251 number of houses across the Jam...

Yatra inches close to 2L mark, 8734 pay obeisance on day 14

SRINAGAR: A total of 8,734 pilgrims paid obeisance at the naturally formed ice lingam in the cave shrine of Amarnath on Sunday, taking the total visitors this year to 1,82,712, even as the 13th batch...

Ukhral toll 8

JAMMU: With two more persons succumbing to their injuries on late Saturday night, the death toll in Ukhral Ramban road accident has reached eight. On Saturday evening, a Tata Sumo bearing registration number JK03A 3777 on its way to Alinbass from Ukhral had skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge. While five persons-- Mohammad Iqbal Jaral, Javid Ahmad Jaral (Driver), Tarda Devi, Sanvi Devi...

2 dead, 27 hurt in HP collapse

SHIMLA: At least two people, including an Army man, were killed and 27 injured after a four-storey building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district Sunday, a district official said. The building, located on the Nahan-Kumarhatti road, housed a restaurant and collapsed amidst heavy rains in the area, he said. An Army man and a civilian were killed in the incident, Solan Deputy Commissioner...

CRPF jawan shoots self

JAMMU: A Jawan of CRPF on Sunday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Civil Secretariat here. Police sources here said that the jawan, who was identified as constable P Ram Kumar, 33, son of R Plano Swami, a resident of village Kasim Vyal, Nilgris, Tamil Nadu on Sunday allegedly shot himself with his service rifle INSAS. The dead body was shifted to the mort...

Yatri dies of heart attack

SRINAGAR: A 32-year-old Amarnath pilgrim died on Sunday after suffering cardiac arrest in south Kashmir’s Qazigund area. Reports reaching said that the yatri identified as Ajay (32), a resident of Bhopal fell unconscious near Qazigund. Confirming it, a police officer said that Ajay suffered a heart attack while on way to Amarnath cave. The officer said that the yatri was immediately rushed t...

England wins ICC World Cup

LONDON: England lifted their maiden ICC World Cup trophy, beating a battle-hardened New Zealand in a nerve-wracking final that was decided via a dramatic Super Over here Sunday. England ended exactly at the same score—241 made by New Zealand- leading to the one-over eliminator at the Lord's which was also tied, paving the way for an English victory on boundary count as England hit 26 boundaries ...

Bus, trade with POK remain suspended since March 24

Srinagar, Jul 15: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), and Cross- Line of Control (LoC) trade on Monday remained suspended s...

Three drug peddlers arrested in Kashmir, contraband recovered

Srinagar, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir police has arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband from them in separate places in Kashmir valley. A police official said that following specific ...

Over 1.80 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 14 days

Jammu, July 15: More than 1.80 lakh pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra over the last two weeks, officials said as another batch of around 5,000 yatris left for the Himalayan shrine on Monday....

BSF shoots intruder on international border in J&K

Jammu, July 15: Border security force (BSF) troopers on Monday shot and killed an intruder on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district. The incident took place in Ramgarh se...

Williamson becomes captain with most runs in a single WC

London, July 14 (IANS) New Zealand's Kane Williamson on Sunday became the captain with most number of runs in a single World Cup, breaking the 12-year-old record of former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Ja...

Kolkata Knight Riders part ways with Kallis, Katich

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) announced on Sunday that they have decided to part ways with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Si...

Sharma makes it count on Day 3 of Scottish Open golf

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Golfer Shubhankar Sharma showed his mettle and resilience to recover from a two-bogey start to end the round with a score of 67 (4-under par) at tied 50th position in the Sc...

Formidable Sharath and party favourites for team title

Cuttack, July 14 (IANS) A strong Indian contingent, led by experienced A. Sharath Kamal, would be gunning for the Home Associations Cup in men section when the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Champion...

Easy win for England in WC final, predicts Pietersen

London, July 14 (IANS) As England prepare to take on New Zealand in the finals of the World Cup 2019 on Sunday, former batsman Kevin Pietersen has predicted the result of the summit clash. Accordi...

Bumrah amazed by elderly fan's imitation of his bowling style

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India's Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as the leading pacer across formats in last two-three years. His pin-point accuracy and ability to strike at any moment of the game has ta...

Why even talk about Dhoni's retirement: Javed Akhtar

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) After legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has batted for wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni asking him not to retire from the game. Follow...

Ask banks who's chor: Mallya on being trolled

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya has been subjected to heavy trolling by users on the internet after West Indies batsman Chris Gayle posted a picture with him on Twitter...

IGE says Gangwal limited his financial risks in IndiGo

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) InterGlobe Enterprises (IGE), a promoter of IndiGo, said on Sunday that Rakesh Gangwal has always limited his financial risk in the airline and also alleged that he pushed f...

Delhi Metro's Magenta Line services disrupted

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Delhi Metro's Magenta Line on Sunday faced a technical glitch leading to disruption of train services and leaving many commuters stranded in stations for over 20 minutes...

Pakistan imported medicines worth Rs 136 cr from India in 2019

Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan imported medicines and vaccines worth (Pakistani) Rs 136,99,87,000 from India in 2019, its Health Ministry has said. Express News reported that the imported medi...

Shri Budha Amarnath Yatra 2019 to start from Aug 6

POONCH, JULY 14: Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav today reviewed the arrangements for Annual Budha Amarnath Yatra 2019 scheduled to start from August 6, 2019. meeting convened here at Mandir C...

DDC Kishtwar holds outreach cum public grievance redress camp at Sarthal

KISHTWAR, JULY 14: To take stock of ground situation in far-off areas and redress the grievances of people at their doorsteps, District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana hel...

Another batch of 152 Hajj pilgrims left for Saudi Arabia

BUDGAM, JULY 14: Eleventh batch of pilgrims consisting of, 152 Hujaj Kiram, 81 male and 71 female today left for Saudi Arabia in a Spice Jet Flight from Srinagar International Airport. The Hajj Pilgr...

DC Baramulla visits Gulmarg fire victims, reviews post incident situation

BARAMULLA, JULY 14: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Ghulam Nabi Itoo on Sunday paid a visit to Gulmarg where 15 shops were gutted in a fire incident last night. The Deputy Commissioner was accom...

DDC Poonch listens to people’s issues at grievance redressal Camp

POONCH, JULY 14: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Poonch Rahul Yadav accompanied by a team of District Administration listened to people’s issues today here at a Grievance redressal Camp hel...

Bid to smuggle 200 Kgs of Polythene foiled at Lakhanpur

JAMMU, JULY 14: Continuing with their drive against smugglers, the sleuths of Excise department foiled an attempt of smuggling of Polythene into the State from minor Toll Post Kharkhara More/Peer B...

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019: 8,734 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: On the 14th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 8,734 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date, 1,82,712 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

Navin calls for joint partnership in revitalizing JK tourism

CHENNAI, JULY 14: In order to reach out to vital industry players across the country, Principal Secretary Industries, Commerce and Tourism, Navin Kumar Choudhary, on Sunday carried out a detailed i...

CEC inaugurates newly upgraded high school at Tangole

KARGIL, JULY 14:- Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC Kargil, Feroz Ahmad Khan today inaugurated a newly upgraded Government High School at Tangole Suru Valley here. Executive Councillo...

NHPC donates two ambulances to Reasi Red Cross Society

KATRA, JULY 14:The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation(NHPC) under its corporate social responsibility donated an ambulance and a mortuary van to Reasi District Red Cross Society here today. Mi...

Advisor Sharma on whirlwind tour to Leh

Visits 45MW Alchi Hydel project, meets several delegations LEH, JULY 14: Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma—who is on his four-day tour to Ladakh division on Sunday took stock of 45MW Alchi Hydel pro...

Udhampur gets 2 more J&K Bank ATMs

Continuing its focus on customer convenience, J&K Bank on Friday commissioned two more Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in Udhampur- the third-largest town of the Jammu region. J&K Bank Presiden...

Sidhu resigns as Punjab minister, sends it to Congress chief

Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) The rift between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu deepened on Sunday, when the latter resigned as Minister for Power and N...

Odisha registers 31% decline in lightning deaths

Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) The number of human casualties due to lightning strikes in Odisha has declined by over 31 per cent due to use of early warning communication system. Lightning deaths in...

Academy President John Bailey to attend this year's IFFI

New Delhi/Panaji, July 14 (IANS) American cinematographer and film director John Bailey, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, has confirmed his participation for this year's...

Man arrested for cheating ATM users in Delhi

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Delhi Police have arrested a fraudster who allegedly targeted less educated people in the suburbs and cloned their ATM (automated teller machine) cards to withdraw money...

Goa Forward withdraws support to BJP-led government

Panaji, July 14 (IANS) A day after three of their Ministers were sacked from the Pramod Sawant-led Goa cabinet, regional party Goa Forward on Sunday formally withdrew support to the BJP-led coalition...

Chandrababu will go to jail for corruption: BJP

Vijayawada, July 14 (IANS) Sunil Deodhar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Secretary and co-incharge of Andhra Pradesh, here on Sunday said former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu would go to...

President Kovind offers prayers at Tirumala temple

Tirupati, July 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind offered prayers at temple of Lord Venkateswara atop Tirumala on Sunday. Accompanied by wife Savita Kovind and daughter Swati, the President had the ...

Befitting tribute planned for soldiers who took part in Kargil War

Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) As a befitting tribute to the determination, bravery, courage and daring mettle of the Indian Army, grand celebrations have been planned to commemorate the 20th anniversary o...

Countdown for Chandrayaan-2 lift-off progressing smoothly

Chennai, July 14 (IANS) The 20-hour countdown for the July 15 early morning lift-off of India's heavy rocket nicknamed 'Bahubali' carrying the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is progressing smoothly, Indian...

DC Jammu flags off Hajj pilgrims

JAMMU JULY, 13: District Development Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar flagged off 1st batch of 46 Hajj pilgrims of Jammu district here today. S P South, Vinay Sharma, team of civil and police offi...

DDC Ramban inspects developmental works during extensive tour of Gool area

RAMBAN, JULY 13: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Showkat Aijaz Bhat today inspected developmental works during an extensive tour of Gool area. Enroute, he also listened to grievances of ...

Hirdesh Kumar reviews power scenario in Jammu

JAMMU, JULY 13: Commissioner Secretary PDD, Hirdesh Kumar today chaired a series of meetings with concerned officers of the department and reviewed all quarters of power sector viz. power supply po...

Several delegations call on Advsior Sharma at Kargil

KARGIL JULY 13, 2019:- Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma during his 4-day tour to Ladakh Division listened to public grievances here today during which several delegations and individuals apprised hi...

DC Kargil conducts Public Darbar at Drass

KARGIL, JULY 10: In order to take on spot appraisal of the problems, demands and grievances of the people of Drass area, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary today con...

Director Horticulture reviews functioning of horti-sector in North Kashmir

BARAMULLA, JULY 13: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat today chaired a meeting to take stock of various developmental activities/programmes being undertaken in the districts of Baramul...

National Lok Adalat held at Kargil

KARGIL, JULY 13:- Under the Chairmanship of the Chairman District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and Principal District and Session Judge Kargil, Reyaz ul Haq Mirza, a National Lok Adalat was held...

Maiden cricket tournament for visually impaired held at Bhaderwah

BHADARWAH, JULY 13: District Development Commissioner Doda Dr. D Sagar Doifode inaugurated a three day cricket tournament for the visually impaired players today, here at University Campus Bhadarwa...

Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Ajeet Sahu discusses water conservation modalities with experts

JAMMU, JULY 13: A meeting to discuss Water Conservation plan under ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ was held today which was chaired by Commissioner Secretary PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Ajee...

National Lok Adalat held across Jammu Division

JAMMU, JULY 13: The National Lok Adalat was today held across Jammu Division wherein various pre and post litigation cases related o different matters were taken. At Jammu, the National Lok Adalat...

Dr. Jitendra inspects progress on Shahpur Kandi Project

KATHUA, JULY 13: Union Minister of State in PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh today inspected progress on Shahpur Kandi Project here at Basantpur in Keerian Gandial block of Kathua. At the outset, Dr. Singh...

Ganai chairs 28th BoD meet of Muslim Wakf Board

SRINAGAR, JULY 13: The 28th Board of Directors (BoD) meeting of the J&K Muslim Wakf Board was held under the Chairmanship of Chairman, J&K Wakf Board and Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai o...

Advsior Sharma inaugurates Rs 16.34 Cr Chillung Mini Hydel Project in Kargil

KARGIL JULY 13:- Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma along with Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan today inaugurated 1 MW Chillung Mini Hydel Project at Panikhar Sur...

Advisor Ganai listens to people’s issues at Jammu

JAMMU, JULY 13: As part of the weekly public hearing programme, several delegations and individuals met Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai here today at Convention Centre, Canal Road and a...

Feroz Khan for community participation in education system

KARGIL JULY 13: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan today said that the active participation of community in the management of teaching learning activities in Gove...

Greening Jammu and Kashmir gains momentum

SRINAGAR, JULY 13: The Greening Jammu and Kashmir programme, launched by Governor Satyapal Malik on 8th of July, today gained further momentum by various plantation programmes being organized by va...

National Lak Adalat organized at both wings of JK High Court

SRINAGAR, JULY 13: National Lok Adalat was today organized at both wings of High Court J&K in the ADR Centres High Court Complex, Srinagar/Jammu. The National Lok Adalat was organized under the pa...

National Lok Adalat held across Kashmir Division

SRINAGAR, JULY 13: In order to provide free legal services, facilitate amicable settlement of the disputes and reduce pendency of cases in courts, National Lok Adalats were held across Kashmir divi...

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019: 16,916 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR, JULY 13: On the 13th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 16,916 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date, 1,73,978 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave....

Advisor Ganai visits Mazar-e-Shohada, pays floral tributes to 1931 Martyrs

SRINAGAR, JULY 13: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmad Ganai visited Mazar-e-Shohada at Naqashband Sahib (RA) here today to offer floral tributes to the 1931 Martyrs. He laid wreaths over t...

Power shutdown

JAMMU, JULY 13: In order to carry out various routine maintenance works, the power supply to Samba Town, Industrial Growth Centre Samba, Dhalote, Army, Banglard, DC Office, Nud and adjoining areas ...

Kiran More appointed new USA cricket coach

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Kiran More has been appointed the interim coach of the USA cricket team. More will take over from the former coach Pubudu Dassanayake of...

Rashid thanks Morgan for having his back

London, July 13 (IANS) England's Adil Rashid might not have had the best of games in the group stages, but the legspinner made it count on the big stage as he picked up three wickets in the semifinal...

We played our worst cricket in most critical moments of this WC: Ponting

London, July 13 (IANS) Former skipper Ricky Ponting believes Australia played their worst cricket in the most critical moments of the ongoing World Cup. Australia failed to make it to the finals a...

'Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?'

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Following India's exit from the ongoing World Cup, former Indian Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer thinks opener Rohit Sharma should lead India in the 2023 edition of the showpiec...

Resell your final tickets: Jimmy Neesham to Indian fans

London, July 13 (IANS) Black Caps all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has appealed to the Indian fans to resell their tickets via the official platform if they don't want to come and watch the World Cup finals...

Shubhankar Sharma stages dramatic comeback at Scottish Open

North Berwick (Scotland), July 13 (IANS) Ace Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma shrugged off an average first round score to make a dramatic comeback in the second round of the Aberdeen Investments Scot...

Lionel Scaloni to remain Argentina coach until 2022 WC: Official

Buenos Aires, July 13 (IANS) Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni will keep his job until at least the 2022 World Cup, national team director Cesar Menotti has said. Lionel Scaloni said last week t...

We've not won anything yet, says England coach

London, July 13 (IANS) England coach Trevor Bayliss has called on his team not to get carried away by the 'favourites' tag and concentrate on the summit clash of the ongoing World Cup to be played ag...

SA didn't have chance to win WC without you: Yuvi tells AB

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) "There was never a chance for South Africa to win this World Cup without you," said former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh to former Proteas captain AB de Villiers after he c...

Allahabad Bank defrauded of Rs 17,775 cr by Bhushan Power & Steel

Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) After Punjab National Bank, Allahabad Bank on Saturday said that it has been defrauded by Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd (BPSL) to the tune of Rs 1,774.82 crore. The bank said in...

16 mn accounts of Indian Instagram influencers fake: Study

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) A whopping 16 million accounts of Indian influencers on Facebook-owned Instagram are fake, revealed a new study, suggesting such people are artificially boosting "vanity met...

Odisha CM seeks direct flight between Bhubaneswar-Dubai

Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to introduce direct flight from Bhubaneswar to Dubai to meet growing demand of people ...

Group of Ministers formed to examine Goa mining revival: CM

Panaji, July 13 (IANS) A Group of Ministers (GoM) has been formed to examine vexed issue of mining in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters late on Friday. The GoM includes Union Minist...

Infosys net up 5.1% yearly, down 6.8% quarterly

Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Friday reported Rs 3,798-crore consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal 2019-20, registering 5.1 per cent annual growth ...

US stocks trade higher amid rate cut optimism

New York, July 13 (IANS) US stocks traded higher on Friday, as Wall Street was buoyed by the two-day monetary policy testimony of the US Federal Reserve's chairman, which opened the door wider for po...

J&K Bank commissions 6 ATMs at Kishtwar, inaugurates new premises of TP Kishtwar Business Unit

Srinagar, Jul 13:J&K Bank on Friday commissioned six Automated Teller Machines(ATMs) at various places in district Kishtwarbesides throwing open a new state-of-the-art premises of its Business Unit...

Arms licences of Uttarakhand MLA seen dancing with guns suspended

Dehradun, July 13 (IANS) Three arms licenses of Uttarakhand MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion, seen dancing with two pistols and a carbine in a viral video, have been suspended, officials said on Satu...

Four new ministers inducted in Goa cabinet

Panaji, July 13 (IANS) Three Congress rebels -- Chandrakant Kavlekar, Jennifer Monserrate and Filipe Nery Rodrigues -- along with former Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo were sworn in as ministers during ...

Bihar fears floods as heavy rains swell rivers

Patna, July 13 (IANS) After drought-like situation till last week, Bihar now fears floods as the water levels of several rivers have been rising following heavy rains in the past six days. Accordi...

Sawant eliminating Parrikar's legacy: Sacked Goa Deputy CM

Panaji, July 13 (IANS) Goa Forward Party president Vijai Sardesai on Saturday said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was trying to wipe out former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's legacy, just as Nikita ...

Karnataka drama: 5 more Congress rebels to petition SC on resignations

Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Five more Karnataka Congress rebel legislators are set to petition the Supreme Court asking it to direct Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar to accept their resignations, sou...

Wild tuskers continue to roam in UP, forest staff on alert

Bareilly, July 13 (IANS) Two wild tuskers, who crossed over into Uttar Pradesh from Nepal last month, were continuing to roam there, sending forest and wildlife experts on a wild goose chase. All ...

3 killed in fire in Delhi packaging factory

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Three persons, including two women, were killed in a major fire that engulfed a packaging factory in Delhi on Saturday, an official said. The incident took place around 9 a....

Mayawati supports draft Bill to curb mob lynching

Lucknow, July 13 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday welcomed the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission's draft Bill that seeks stringent punishment for those involved in mob lynch...

Karnataka crisis: Congress tries to woo rebel MLAs

Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) The beleaguered ruling Congress in Karnataka is wooing some of its rebel MLAs to withdraw their resignations and help its tottering coalition government with the JD-S surviv...

IPFT to meet Modi, Shah over statehood demand for Tripura

Agartala, July 13 (IANS) Leaders of the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of the ruling BJP, will meet the Prime Minister, Home Minister and other central ministers in Delhi next w...

Pakistan removes pro-Khalistani leader from Kartarpur panel, but includes another

New Delhi/Islamabad, July 13: Acceding to India's request, Pakistan has removed pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla from a panel linked to the Kartarpur corridor, ahead of Sunday's meeting betwe...

Man held along with suspicious objects in Shopian

Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a person along with some suspicious substances including rods in South Kashmir's Shopian district. A police official told that the person nam...

Girl dies after falling from 3-storey building in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 13: A 20-year-old girl died after she fell down from the rooftop of her three-storey house in Noorbagh area of Srinagar. An eyewitness said that a girl identified as Masrat Jan, dau...

‘Politicians like Dr Farooq Abdullah can’t befool people of Kashmir by raising hollow slogans’: Altaf Thakur

Srinagar, July 12: Bhartiya Janata Party state spokesman Altaf Thakur on Monday lashed out at National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah for trying to befool people of Kashmir by claiming that ...

11 employees found absent in DH Bandipora; Govt issues explination and Show-Cause notice

Jammu: Government-issued show-cause notice against 11 employees of Bandipora hospital for remaining unauthorizedly absent from their duties. Eleven employees were found absent from duties when Med...

Life crippled due to strike in Kashmir on martyrs day

Srinagar, Jul 13: Normal life was crippled in the Kashmir valley due to general strike called by separatists here as on this day in 1931, twenty-two Kashmiris were killed in firing by police during D...

Man arrested with heroin in Kupwara

Baramulla, Jul 13: A man was arrested and heroin recovered by police in Handwara in frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir, official sources said on Saturday. They said police on a tip-off ...

Governor Malik skips official function at martyrs' graveyard in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 13: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday skipped the official function at the Martyrs' graveyard here and instead deputed his advisor for paying homage to the people ki...

Massive blaze guts 15 shops in Gulmarg

Srinagar, July 13: At least fifteen shops were gutted in a mysterious blaze that broke out in world-famous ski-resort, Gulmarg on early Saturday morning. Soon after the fire broke out, the fire te...

Policeman posted with BDS arrested in Handwara, Heroin like contraband substance recovered

Srinagar: A cop posted with Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of Handwara Police was arrested with approximately 750 grams of heroin in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said on Sa...

Chinese drive into Demchuk sector of Ladakh, LAC violation suspected

JAMMU: Irked over some residents hoisting Tibetan flags on the occasion of spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s birthday last week, some Chinese are reported to have crossed the Line of Actual Control in De...

Midday meals: No kitchen in 42% Schools, 37% use firewood stove

JAMMU: The casual approach of the state government for implementing Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) can be gauged from the fact that 42 per cent schools have been cooking meals in absence proper kitchen. ...

NGT asks DCs to update on waste management

JAMMU: The state panel of the National Green Tribunal Friday sought reports from all deputy commissioners in Jammu and Kashmir on the implementation of solid waste management rules in the state, offi...

‘Smart City’ in making, Jammu has no solid waste management plant

JAMMU: Picked by the Centre as a smart city in making, the winter capital city of Jammu has yet to develop a solid waste treatment plant. As of now, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has only ...

Pak further extends airspace ban, asks India to ‘remove’ fighter jets

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has told India that it will not open its airspace for commercial flights until the IAF fighter jets are removed from forward airbases, a top aviation official has informed a parli...

Lal Chand heads J&K EIA authority

SRINAGAR: The Union Government today constituted State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Jammu and Kashmir and in consultation with the State Government formulated State Level Expert App...

Khan likely to join as Advisor

JAMMU: A former top cop, Farooq Khan, who has resigned as Administrator of the Lakshdweep Union Territory, is tipped to be new Advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik. The News N...

In Martyrs’ Day message Malik calls for unity

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik, in his message on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day, has called for collective efforts from all sections of the Society to secure rapid growth and development of the St...

1.57 lakh yatris pay obeisance in first 12 days

SRINAGAR: A total of 13,004 pilgrims paid obeisance at the naturally formed ice lingam in the cave shrine of Amarnath on Friday. With this, the number of pilgrims who have visited the shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas has crossed 1.5 lakh, they said. "On the 12th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,004 yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till date, 1,57,062 yatris have had the darsha...

Man injured while assembling explosives

SRINAGAR: A scrap dealer, suspected to be assembling an explosive device for militants, was injured in a blast in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said. Javed Ahmad Dar, a resident of Zasow area of the south Kashmir district, suffered injuries after the device went off, a police official said. He said Dar was rushed to the district hospital, from where he was referred...

J&K among 10 Himalayan states to discuss issues of sustainable development

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir is among ten Himalayan states to attend a conclave on July 28 in Dehradun to deliberate on the problems of common nature faced by them. Being held in Uttarakhand for the first time, it will be attended by the chief ministers of all Himalayan states besides administrators and experts. States to attend the conclave include Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, ...

Punjab invites J&K, other states to devise strategy against drugs

JAMMU: As growing drug addiction menace among young people becomes a major challenge, the Punjab government has invited Jammu and Kashmir and other north Indian states for a summit level meeting to d...

Exchange of fire on LoC after Pak breach

JAMMU: The Pakistan Army on Friday violated ceasefire by firing and mortar shelling on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in three sectors of Rajouri and Poonch districts, drawing befitti...

Modi to visit US in September for UN Climate Summit, community meeting in Houston

New York, July 13: When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the US in September for the Climate Action Summit convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, he is expected to visit Housto...

Amarnath Yatra suspended from Jammu to Srinagar

Jammu, July 13: The Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown, police said. "Takin...

Restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent separatist protests

Srinagar, July 13: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to prevent separatistcalled protests in connection with the Martyrs Day. July 13 is observed as Martyrs Da...

Train service suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Jul 13: Train service was suspended for security reasons on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike, as on this day in 1931, 22 Kashmiris were kil...

Man, wife allegedly murdered by grandson in Kathua

Jammu, Jul 13: An elderly man and his wife were allegedly murdered by their grandson in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police here said that a man identified as Chand (82), son of Bhagtu Ra...

Narcotic smugglers held with poppy straw in Udhampur

Jammu: Police arrested two narcotic smugglers with contraband of poppy straw in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police spokesman here said that a police party led by Inspector Vijay Singh ...

DDC Rajouri inspects progress on developmental projects

RAJOURI, JULY 12: District Development Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad today conducted an extensive tour of the main town and inspected progress on major developmental works being executed i...

DDC Kathua reviews implementation of Jal shakti Abhiyaan

KATHUA, JULY 12: District Development Commissioner Kathua, Dr. Raghav Langer today chaired a meeting with concerned District Officers to discuss the modalities for efficient execution of Jal Shakti A...

DDC Jammu for timely completion of languishing projects

JAMMU, JULY 12: District Development Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar today asked the executing agencies to take measures for timely completion of key languishing projects in the district. The DDC ...

Advisor Sharma’s visit to Ladakh

KARGIL, JULY 12: Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma who is on a four day visit to Ladakh division is holding meetings with public deputations to redress their grievances. The desirous may get in tou...

Advisor Sharma visits Kargil, reviews developmental scenario

KARGIL JULY 12:- Advisor to Governor K.K Sharma during his 4 day visit of Ladakh Division took stock of the developmental scenario in Kargil district here today. The Advisor held separate meetings...

Advisor Skandan led growers’ delegation visits Tamil Nadu

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: A high-level delegation of senior officers from the Industries and Commerce and Floriculture Departments and progressive growers from the State led by Advisor to Governor, K Skan...

School bus safety rules: Ensure compliance with June 26 order: DC Srinagar to private schools association

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Friday convened a meeting with representatives of private schools association of Srinagar seeking updates about compliance wi...

Advisor Kumar launches ‘Har Kadam, Ham Kadam’

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today launched a programme “Har Kadam, Ham Kadam’, an initiative by the Srinagar district administration under which wheelchairs are to be di...

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019: 13,004 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: On the 12th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,004 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,57,062 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

5 absentee employees suspended in Rajouri

RAJOURI, JULY 12: District administration Rajouri placed five employees under suspension for unauthorized absence from duty. A team of officers of District administration inspected 11 offices of var...

Arrangements for launch of Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) finalized at Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, JULY 12: Arrangements for launch of Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) scheduled to be launched on July 15 were finalized today here at a meeting chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Pa...

Ramban DC reviews achievements of CSSs

RAMBAN, JULY 12: Around two hundred twenty-four persons have been benefited by the ambitious health service scheme Ayushman Bharat in this mountainous district. The information was given here at a...

250 candidates offered appointment at HMMU’s mega Job fair

JAMMU, JULY 12: Himayat Mission Management Unit (HMMU) in collaboration with over 25 companies organized Job Fair here today in which around 500 candidates trained under Himayat Programme participate...

DC Poonch reviews arrangements for Urs

POONCH, JULY 12: Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav, today convened a meeting of district officers to review arrangements for Annual Urs Mubarak Hazrat Sain Baba Miran Baksh Sahib shrine. It w...

AHD Kishtwar organises free awareness cum fertility camp

KISHTWAR, JULY 12: An awareness cum fertility camp was organized today by Animal Husbandry Department here at remote village Gulabgarh under the Central Sponsored Scheme SCA to SCSP. Over 120 an...

Tributes paid to Slain Cricketer Jahangir at Sport Stadium Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JULY 12: Tribute was paid to the slain cricketer Jahangir Ahmad War in Anantnag today, who lost his life yesterday while playing cricket. A condolence meeting was held at Sports Stadiu...

Advisor Ganai directs executing agencies to expedite work on Polytechnic Colleges

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today chaired a meeting here to take stock of the progress on construction of Polytechnic Colleges in the State wherein he directed the...

Advisor Kumar visits Pattan, condoles with deceased cricketer’s family

BARAMULLA, JULY 12: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar accompanied by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan and Secretary Youth Services and Sports, Sarmad Hafiz today visited the Tangp...

Vasundhara Masoodi pays surprise visit to G B Pant Hospital

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Chairperson, J&K State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights, Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi paid surprise visit to G B Pant hospital here today. During the visit, the Ch...

Mega aquarium to come up in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Government is mulling to setup a mega state of the art Aquarium /oceanarium at a cost of Rs 400 crore in Srinagar district. The Aquarium/ oaceanarium would come up on the analog...

Forest Deptt continues plantation drive under 'Green J&K' initiative

JAMMU, JULY 12: The Department of Forests continued with its plantation drive at Jammu, Udhampur, Samba and Rajouri districts under 'Green J&K' initiative of Governor's administration. Around 9 la...

DLSA Anantnag organises Inter-Zone Competition on “Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse”

ANANTNAG, JULY 12: District Legal Services Authority Anantnag today organised an Inter-Zone Competition on “Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse” at Government Girls Higher Secondary School Anantnag to...

DDC Ganderbal inspects several projects under JKPCC

GANDERBAL, JULY 12: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today took an extensive tour of district Ganderbal and inspected several projects under the execution of J&K ...

Power Shutdown

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: The Office of Power Controller, Kashmir province, PDD, Bemina today informed that 33 Kv lines (Budgam- Kremshore, Budgam-Watherhall, and Budgam- Chadoora) of STD IInd, Srinagar w...

Rashid Khan named Afghan captain across all formats

Kabul, July 12 (IANS) Rashid Khan was on Friday named the captain of the Afghanistan cricket team in across all formats, the cricket board confirmed. Asghar Afghan, who was sacked as captain ahead...

Staying calm is the mantra for success, feels Archer

London, July 12 (IANS) Having helped his team march to the final of the World Cup after 27 years, England pacer Jofra Archer believes staying calm has been the key to success for him and the hosts as...

Officials for the World Cup final announced

London, July 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and South Africa's Marais Erasmus will be the two on-field umpires for the World Cup final, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a stat...

Didn't demand to be included in SA WC squad: de Villiers

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers has denied that he made any demand to be included in the national squad for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales. de Villiers...

Sathiyan-Amalraj win bronze in Australian Open

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Indian pair of G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj won the bronze at the World Tour Platinum Australian Open after they went down 12-14, 9-11, 8-11 to top seed Korean pair o...

We failed to deliver as a team when it mattered: Rohit

Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) India vice-captain Rohit Sharma feels the team could not deliver as a unit during their 18-run semifinal loss to New Zealand in the World Cup. "We failed to deliver as a tea...

Why British GP on same day as WC, Wimbledon finals: Hamilton

Silverstone (England), July 12 (IANS) Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton is unhappy with the fact that the British Grand Prix is being held on the same day as the final of the ICC World Cup and men's fina...

No change in dividend distribution tax

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Friday ruled out any change in the dividend distribution tax, but expressed flexibility that grandfathering tax on buybacks can be ...

India's factory output growth eases in May

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India's factory output growth eased in May 2019 as it rose by 3.1 per cent from a revised growth of 4.32 per cent reported for April 2019, official data showed on Friday. ...

ITC eyeing strategic acquisitions in FMCG business

Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Diversified conglomerate ITC Ltd is engaging with and investing in start-ups while looking at strategic opportunities for acquisitions to accelerate growth in the FMCG busines...

Infosys net up 5.1% yearly, down 6.8% quarterly

Bengaluru, July 12 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Friday reported Rs 3,798-crore consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal 2019-20, registering 5.1 per cent annual growth ...

India's factory output growth eases in May

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India's factory output growth eased in May 2019 as it rose by 3.1 per cent from a revised growth of 4.32 per cent reported for April, 2019, official data showed on Friday.

Higher food prices lift India's June retail inflation to 3.18%

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Higher food prices accelerated India's June retail inflation to 3.18 per cent from 3.05 per cent in May, official data showed on Friday. However, on a year-on-year (YoY) ...

Special water train reaches Chennai from Vellore

Chennai, July 12 (IANS) In an effort to meet the water requirements of a parched Chennai, a special 50 wagon train carrying water from Tamil Nadu's Vellore district reached the state capital on Frida...

Start work on Delhi Metro IV, orders SC

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed authorities to start work on Delhi Metro's 104-km Phase-IV project which had been hit by a feud between the Centre and the Delhi governm...

Air China places $6.5bn order for 20 Airbus planes

Beijing, July 12 (IANS) China's flag carrier has struck a sale agreement for 20 Airbus aircraft at a cost of around $6.54 billion, the company said on Friday. In an announcement sent to the Hong K...

35 cows found dead in Prayagraj cow shelter

Prayagraj, July 12 (IANS) Thirty-five cows were found dead at a temporary shelter in Kandi village in Bahadurpur in Prayagraj district on Friday, sending shock waves in the area. Continuous rains ...

Deputy Commissioners in Punjab can now clear investment projects up to Rs 10 cr

Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) In a bid to boost ease of doing business in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday issued directives empowering all the Deputy Commissioners to independently clea...

India's marine fish production down by 9% as sardine catch drops

Kochi, July 12 (IANS) Consequent to a drop in the catch of oil sardine from Indian coasts by 54 per cent, India's marine fish production in 2018 was recorded at 3.49 million tonnes, down by 347,000 t...

IAF vice chief flies in Rafale during Indo-French drill

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) IAF Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria on Friday flew in a Rafale aircraft during the India-French joint air exercise Garuda-VI at the French Air Base Mont...

BJP cautions separatists not to hoodwink Kashmiri Pandits

Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state spokesman on Kashmir affairs on Friday said that Kashmiri Pandits did not need anybody's certificate on their commi...

Lalu Prasad gets bail in fodder scam case

Ranchi, July 12 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court on Friday gave bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal of funds from the Deoghar treasury. However, he wil...

CMs of Himalayan states to meet on July 29

Mussoorie, July 12 (IANS) A conference of Chief Ministers of the Himalayan states has been convened on July 28 here to discuss various issues, it was officially announced on Friday. Making the ann...

Goyal slams Congress over Rae Bareli coach factory

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday hit out at the Congress over the Rae Bareli Modern Coach Factory, saying it had not made a single coach till 2014 when Narendra Modi ...

Court summons 3 Delhi MLAs in defamation suit

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A Special MP-MLA court on Friday summoned BJP MLAs Vijender Gupta, Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Kapil Misra as accused in a defamation complaint filed by Delhi Environment Mini...

India to take up with Pakistan pro-Khalistan leader's presence on Kartarpur panel

New Delhi, July 12: India is going "with high expectations" for the Kartarpur corridor meeting on Sunday and is expected to raise with the Pakistani side several issues, including the presence of pro...

BJP cautions separatists not to hoodwink Kashmiri Pandits

Srinagar, July 12: Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state spokesman on Kashmir affairs on Friday said that Kashmiri Pandits did not need anybody's certificate on their commitment ...

AGES opens Srinagar office for Valley students seeking admissions abroad

Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) Apex global education service (AGES), a franchise of CANAM consultants, on Friday opened its branch office here in Jammu and Kashmir. The AGES branch office was inaugurate...

No prayers at historic Jamia Masjid due to restrictions

Srinagar, Jul 12: No Friday prayers could be offered at historic Jamia Masjid due to restrictions imposed by the authorities as a precautionary measure to prevent any demonstration. The main gates...

Youth injured in mysterious Pulwama blast

Srinagar, July 12: A youth was injured on Friday in a mysterious explosion in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Police sources said, 28-year-old Javaid Ahmad Dar was injured in a mysterious ex...

Rishikesh's Laxman Jhula bridge closed

Dehradun, July 12: Rishikesh's iconic Laxman Jhula bridge on the river Ganga was closed for public on Friday citing security reasons. The 96-year-old narrow suspension bridge was used only by pedestr...

Urdu refresher course for police in J&K's Bandipora

Srinagar, Jul 12: In order to acquaint police officials with Urdu language, police organised one week Urdu refresher course at District Police Lines (DPL) in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora. A poli...

Woman, student injured in separate accidents in Ganderbal

Srinagar, Jul 12: A woman and a minor student were injured in two separate road accidents in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal on Friday, official sources said. They said the woman, identified...

SMC starts removing hoardings in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 12: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday started removing unauthorised hoardings within the municipal limits of summer capital, Srinagar. SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu sa...

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 12: Authorities imposed restrictions in an area in Srinagar on Friday to prevent separatist protests on the death anniversary of a local militant. Police sources said restrictions h...

Govt rushes in with regularisation plan as 80% teaching posts vacant

JAMMU: With the 80 per cent posts of teaching staff lying vacant in Jammu and Kashmir, many high schools and higher secondary schools are facing problems to impart quality education. To addre...

SAC nod to creation of 7643 posts of Teachers ‘Grade III’

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council has approved creation of 7643 posts of Teacher Grade-III in the pay scale of Rs. 25500-81100 (L-4) by corresponding reduction of an equivalent number of supern...

UN report false; no comparison between largest democracy, ‘terror sponsor State’

NEW DELHI: India Thursday dubbed an update of a UN rights office report on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as "false and motivated" and as one that seeks to create an artificial parity between the...

Kashmir ‘dispute’ between India, Pak; dialogue is way out: Farooq

Srinagar: Kashmir is a "dispute" between India and Pakistan which needed to be resolved through dialogue and not through military might, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah Thursday said. Ad...

Guv Malik travels south to review yatra related issues

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday reviewed the arrangements in place for the ongoing Amarnath yatra at a high-level meeting in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, an official said. The g...

‘Indecisive’ Congress looks back at Sonia for direction

JAMMU: The old guard in the Congress is looking up to Sonia Gandhi to become the interim President once again and resurrect the party despite the growing chorus in favour of handing over the reins to...

5 KAS officers transferred

JAMMU: The government on Thursday ordered a minor reshuffle in lower rung of administration affecting transfer of five KAS officers. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department, Wasim Raja Dar, KAS, Project Officer, Wage Employment (Assistant Commissioner Development), Budgam, is transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Tourism Department. Ghul...

BJP ran away under pressure of our ‘firm policies’: PDP leaders

JAMMU: In possibly first public engagement after its humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year, the Peoples Democratic Party today reached out to its workers in Srinagar where the leaders credited party’s firm policies for making the ally Bhartiya Janta Party run away in June last year. The party leaders, in a meeting chaired by vice president Abdul Rehman Veeri, also too...

Breakthrough in June 12 attack: 3 held for helping Pak terrorist

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police achieved a breakthrough in the June 12 attack in Anantnag by arresting three overground workers of banned Jaish-e-Mohammed who provided shelter to a Pakistani terrorist who carried out the strike in which six people including station house officer Arshad Ahmed Khan were killed, officials said Thursday. After the incident, crack teams were formed under the com...

Jammu’s famed gun industry on wane?

JAMMU: Once holding a position of pride on whole of north India, the gun making industry of Jammu may be on the wane because of laid-back policy of the government, ongoing probes and preference for s...

Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, July 12: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Friday, police said. "At 8 a.m., the...

Over 1.44 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 11 days

Jammu, July 12: 1,44,058 pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra since it started on July 1 as another batch of 5,395 Yatris left Jammu for the Valley on Friday. Officials said 1,44,058...

Improve learning outcomes at all levels: Advisor Ganai to teachers

ANANTNAG, JULY 11: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai stressed for improving teaching and learning outcomes at all levels. He expressed dismay that we have not achieved cent percent literac...

Governor reviews Yatra arrangements at Nunwan Base Camp

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board today visited Nunwan Base Camp in Anantnag district and chaired a high-level meeting to review the arrangem...

Governor expresses grief over death of young cricketer during cricket match in Anantnag

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief and shock over the unfortunate death of a young cricketer who died while playing a cricket match in Anantnag district. In a condolen...

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019: 13,555 Pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

Srinagar, July 11: On the 11th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,555 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave . Till date 1,44,058 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

Janipur road widening project: Div Com constitutes committee to assess new alignment area

JAMMU, JULY 11: Divisional commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma today constituted a committee to assess the total area falling in proposed Amphalla- Janipur- High Court road widening project, here at a...

World Population Day: DH Udhampur hosts awareness event

UDHAMPUR, JULY 11: District Hospital Udhampur today organized an awareness programme to celebrate the World Population Day. Chief Medical Officer Dr. K C Dogra elaborated in detail the affects of in...

Lal Draman Festival to witness variety cultural shows, other festivities

DODA, JULY 11: The Lal Draman Festival, being organized by the District Administration Doda, will witness series of variety cultural shows and other festivities to attract maximum visitors. Distri...

Reasi: Summer camp ends with exhibition of teaching aid Models

REASI, JULY 11: Summer camp ended today with District Level exhibition of teaching aid models made by students here at Government Girls Higher Secondary School. Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Indu Kan...

Ramban: DDC reviews bottlenecks impeding railway projects

RAMBAN, JULY 11: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today convened a meeting to resolve bottlenecks impeding the work of ongoing prestigious projects of Northern Rail...

Div Com reviews developmental scenario, action taken on CS’s decisions in Budgam

BUDGAM, JULY 10: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today took a comprehensive review of overall development scenario and various decision/directions taken during the previous high l...

DDC Shopian reviews progress of ongoing developmental works

SHOPIAN, JULY 11: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian Dr Owais Ahmed today convened a meeting here to review the progress of various developmental projects including languishing project...

Director AH visits Kulgam, reviews functioning of deptt

KULGAM, JULY 11: Director Animal Husbandry (AH) department Kashmir, Purnima Mittal today made an extensive tour of district Kulgam to take stock of various developmental projects in the district. Du...

Director Agriculture Kashmir reviews departmental functioning

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, today chaired a meeting of Divisional and District Heads at Lalmandi, Srinagar to review the progress on state and central...

Commissioner Secretary PWD inaugurates bridge at Bagh-e-Mehtab

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Commissioner Secretary, Public Works Department Khurshid Ahmad Shah in presence of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Thursday inaugurated the newly built bridge...

Advisor Kumar attends World Population Day celebrations at Kashmir University

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: To Commemorate the World Population Day, a programme was organized by NSS unit of Kashmir University. World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, whi...

Advisor Sharma urges to explore non-conventional energy resources to make State energy rich

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Advisor to governor, KK Sharma today called for exploring non-conventional energy resources for making the state self-sufficient in the generation of electricity. The Advisor wa...

78937 kanals Kahcharai, 48896 kanals State land retrieved from illegal occupants across Valley

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: On the directions of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, district administrations of the valley have so far retrieved 78937 kanals of Kahcharai and 48896 kanals of...

In a first, Centre approves quarantine facility of Australian Merino in JK

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: In a major boost to improve the quality of sheep in J&K, Government of India for the first time has approved quarantine facility of imported Australian Merino sheep in J&K instea...

Saurabh Bhagat counsels students at SP College Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment Department, Saurabh Bhagat, today interacted with students during a counselling session organized by District Employment and Counselli...

Finance Deptt issues clarification on enrolment of employees, premium deduction details

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Finance Department today issued clarification of submission of consolidated information regarding the enrolment of employees and premium deduction details for J&K Government Grou...

MVD organizes awareness prog on Road safety at Kulgam

KULGAM, JULY 11: Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) Kulgam in collaboration with District Information Centre Kulgam today organised an awareness cum cultural programme on road safety at Kulgam. The pr...

Remove all bottlenecks in Semi-Ring Road project: Div Com to DDCs

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed the concerned District Development Commissioners (DDCs) to remove all bottlenecks coming in the way of constru...

World Population Day celebrated at Budgam

BUDGAM, JULY 11: A function was organized by the Department of Health in Budgam to celebrate the World Population Day and make people aware about the associated issues here today. ACR Budgam Zaff...

Kupwara: MSME functioning reviewed

KUPWARA, JULY 11: The Consultant (Advisor) Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Altaf Ahmad Mir today chaired a meeting of concerned officers in presence of District Development Commissioner K...

Kohli thanks physio, fitness coach for amazing work

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli has thanked physiotherapist Patrick Farhat and fitness coach Shankar Basu for the "amazing work" they have done after both ended their association ...

Lata's request to Dhoni: Please don't retire

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Thursday requested cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni to not retire, following rumours that the former Indian captain was all set to end his ...

2 fans die as India lose semi-final thriller to NZ

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) In different incidents, two cricket fans lost their lives while watching the first semifinal clash of the ongoing World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand on Wednesday. ...

Rohit signals to Jadeja 'You are strong', video goes viral

Manchester, July 11 (IANS) Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant 77-run knock against New Zealand went in vain as India lost their World Cup semi-final affair by a meagre 18-run margin at the Old Trafford. ...

We are disappointed, gave everything we had: Kohli

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) After India's heart-wrenching defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of the ongoing World Cup, skipper Virat Kohli expressed gratitude towards the fans and said that the te...

Yuvi to Pant's rescue as KP slams his 'pathetic' dismissal

Manchester, July 11 (IANS) Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen was left utterly disappointed with the way Rishabh Pant gave away his wicket in the first semi-final against New Zealand which India ...

Hope Indian fans support NZ in WC final: Williamson

Manchester, July 11 (IANS) After beating Virat Kohli's men in the semifinals, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is hopeful that Indian fans are not too angry with the Black Caps and would be suppor...

Afghanistan fast bowler Aftab Alam suspended for one year

Kabul, July 11 (IANS) Afghanistan fast bowler Aftab Alam has been handed a one-year suspension by the country's cricket board for a code of conduct violation at the ongoing World Cup in England and W...

Jadeja ripped me apart in bits and pieces: Manjrekar

Manchester, July 11 (IANS) Ravindra Jadeja played a blistering knock of 77 runs that nearly took India across to the World Cup finale during the first semi-final, which New Zealand won by 18 runs. Fo...

Federer, Nadal set up blockbuster Wimbledon semifinal

London, July 11 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer rallied from a set down to defeat Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 and set up a showdown in the Wimbledon semifinals against arch-rival Rafael Nadal,...

ED attaches Rs 24.77 cr of properties of Choksi

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached immovable properties, valuables, vehicles and bank accounts with a total value of Rs 24.77 crore of fugitive diamond trader Mehul C...

KRAS bags $100 mn order for 1,000 Barak missiles

Hyderabad, July 11 (IANS) Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) on Thursday received a $100 million contract from top Israeli arms firm Rafael to supply 1,000 Barak-8 MRSAM missile kits for the Indi...

Sensex ends 266 points higher on Fed's dovish comments

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Indian equity markets edged higher on Thursday as US Federal Reserve's dovish comments helped ease the negative sentiments owing to disappointment over the Union Budget. Sen...

RInfra lenders sign pact for debt resolution

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) The Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (RInfra) on Thursday said that its 16 lenders have signed the Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA) for resolution of the company's debt. The compan...

Railways plan to execute 491 projects in northeast

Agartala, July 11 (IANS) The Railway Ministry will execute 491 projects in seven northeastern states at a cost of Rs 6.48 lakh crore, Lok Sabha member from Tripura Pratima Bhowmik said on Thursday qu...

'WhatsApp messages can be traced without diluting encryption'

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) With India pressing for traceability of WhatsApp messages to check the spread of fake news, a member of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) has stressed that the iss...

Uttarakhand fuel hike move comes under fire, Congress urges review

Dehradun, July 11 (IANS) In a move that has come under fire from all quarters, the Uttarakhand cabinet has also decided to increase the prices of petrol by Rs 2.5 per litre, and of diesel by Rs 1, fo...

Google Maps to now give Indian users dining offers

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Google Maps on Thursday introduced three new features for Indian users to help them discover local experiences and get recommendations that are personalised for better dinin...

17K Walmart Chile workers walk off the job after talks fall apart

Santiago, July 11 (IANS) Some 17,000 Walmart Chile workers walked off the job on Wednesday after collective bargaining negotiations with the retailer collapsed, union officials said. The strike wi...

Rs 14,000 cr to be spent to cut road accidents

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the government is ready with a plan to invest Rs 14,000 crore on black spots on National Highways t...

Indian forces can handle Al Qaeda threat: MEA

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India on Thursday dismissed Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri's appeal to the 'mujahideen' in Kashmir to rain "unrelenting" blows on the Indian Army, saying the UN proscribed...

Rahul to appear before Ahmedabad court on Friday

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will travel to Ahmedabad on Friday to appear before a court in a defamation case filed by the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank and ...

Rahul attacks Centre over farmers, Rajnath hits back

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday blamed the Centre for the "terrible plight" of farmers and accused it of favouring the rich, forcing Defence Minister Rajnath Singh ...

Karnataka Assembly to convene on Friday amid resignation spree in ruling camp

Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) The spree of resignations by MLAs of the ruling Congress and JD(S) is set to resonate in the Karnataka Assembly when it convenes on Friday for a 10-day session amidst Opposi...

Mob lynching: Tabrez Ansari died due to brain haemorrhage

Ranchi, July 11 (IANS) Tabrez Ansari, who was brutally thrashed on suspicion of having stolen a bike, died due to brain haemorrhage, according to the post-mortem report. According to police source...

Woman shot at in Delhi

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was shot at by biker-borne assailants in the national capital on Thursday, police said. The incident occurred near Radisson Blu Hotel in Sector 12 of ...

Harsh Vardhan asked to respond on election to LS

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a response from Union Minister Harsh Vardhan over a plea challenging his election to the Lok Sabha. A bench presided by Navin Chaw...

JJP leader gets notice for remark on Sapna Chaudhary

Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) The Haryana State Women Commission has issued a notice to Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Digvijay Chautala for his alleged indecent remarks on dancer-singer Sapna Chaudh...

Railways curb unauthorized drinking water brands

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Cracking down on the sale of unauthorized brands of drinking water at all major railway stations, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has arrested 1,371 persons and seized ov...

Chairperson State Commission for Women calls on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR, JULY 11 - The newly-appointed Chairperson of the State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights, Mrs. Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi, called on Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahm...

Secy RDD reviews implementation of ‘Umeed’ scheme

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Secretary Rural Development Department, Sheetal Nanda, today convened a meeting here to take a detailed stock of the implementation of ‘Umeed’ scheme under J&K State Rural Liveliho...

Solution of Kashmir issue must satisfy all: Farooq

Srinagar, July 11: The Kashmir problem needs a political solution and this must satisfy all stakeholders, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said on Thursday. Speaking to the ...

NIA to attach properties of more Kashmiri separatists

New Delhi, July 11: In a major clampdown, the NIA is likely to question some more separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir and attach more properties it knows have been bought from funds meant to prom...

FIR against army in Rajouri after illegal construction row

Jannu, July 11: Jammu and Kashmir police have registered a case against the army for damaging an under-construction building near a vital army establishment. The building has been damaged at a tim...

Woman among 6 injured by stray dogs in Uri, 2 shifted to Srinagar

Srinagar: Six people including an old age woman were injured after they were attacked by stray dogs in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, witnesses said. Officials at Sub District Hos...

Lady commits suicide in South Kashmir's Anantnag Village

Srinagar, July 11: A 28-year- old lady allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her home at Shergund Uttersoo area of Shangus in South kashmir Anantnag district. The Lady (name withhe...

Indian team played well, do not blame players, Do not blame Nehru either: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 11: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said it was unfair to blame players who played well in the semi-final match again...

About 60 pc pilgrims travel without security from Jammu to Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: About 60 per cent pilgrims, who had paid obeisance at the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas till Wednesday evening, since the commencement of the annual pilgrimage fro...

'File Memo. We Will See'

JAMMU/NEW DELHI: Regional politics in Jammu and Kashmir is set to heat up this monsoon as the Supreme Court has said that it would consider a request seeking urgent hearing of a Public Interest Litig...

Art 370 temporary, Modi Govt tells RS

New Delhi: The government Wednesday said Article 370, which provides for special status to Jammu and Kashmir, is a temporary provision in the Constitution and Article 35A, which gives special rights ...

In J&K first, NIA attaches property of Asiya Andrabi

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday attached hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Asiya Andrabi's house on the outskirts of Srinagar city under the stringent UAPA anti-terro...

...meanwhile, Farooq asks Centre to talk with ‘stakeholders’ in J&K

SRINAGAR: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Wednesday asked the Centre to hold talks with all the stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, saying opening of channels of dialogue will led to suc...

In Baramulla, 5000 sign up for soldiers in Indian Army

SRINAGAR: Over 5,000 Kashmiri youths have registered for a week-long Army recruitment rally in Baramulla district, a defence spokesman said on Wednesday. "An Army recruitment rally commenced today at Haiderbeig, Pattan (Baramulla district). The rally will be conducted from July 10 to July 16, 2019 and will test candidates who have come from the districts of Bandipora, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Baramul...

Kathua rape victim’s father moves P&H HC seeking harsher sentence

JAMMU: In a latest development in Kathua rape and murder case, the father of minor victim today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday seeking enhancement of sentence imposed on six convicts and also challenging the acquittal of one accused. The petitioner has requested the court to enhance the sentence of Sanji Ram, Deepak Khajuria and Parvesh Kumar from life imprisonment to capi...

No absolute highway ban, Div Com clarifies

Srinagar: The government Wednesday said there was no ban on civilian traffic movement due to ongoing Amarnath yatra but traffic was being regulated to avoid any congestion of Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to heavy rush of vehicles. "I have seen claims on social media that there is ban on highway. Let me clarify that there is no ban on the highway. We have only adopted traffic regulation as...

On DDB pattern, each district gets a top officer as in-charge

JAMMU: Appearing to be an equivalent of chairpersons of District Development Board, Ministers in the elected government, the Governor Malik’s administration today nominated as the administrative secretaries in-charge Secretaries for Districts for monitoring development works and other related matters. According to the order issued by General Administration Department, Administrative Secretaries...

This FY, Jammu to get 4000 KMs of rural roads, Kashmir, 1500 Kms

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik took note of the status report submitted by the PW(R&B) Department regarding implementat...

E&S moved into Finance

The State Administrative Council has approved the transfer of cadre control of the Jammu and Kashmir Economics and Statistical (Gazetted) and Jammu and Kashmir Economics and Statistical (Subordinate)...

Temporary re-hiring of 10+2 Lectures

The SAC has approved the temporary re-hiring of services of 10+2 Lecturers, who have already rendered their services during 2019 upto 30.06.2019, purely on academic arrangement basis, from 10.07.2019...

Midday meals under Panchayats

The SAC has approved the action of the School Education Department in putting in place a mechanism for implementation of the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme in Government Schools through Panchayati Raj Ins...

93 militants killed since Pulwama

New Delhi: As many as 93 terrorists have been neutralised by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir since the Pulwama terror attack, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy informed the Rajya S...

At last, Jammu Corporators get funds: Rs 20 lakh for each ward

JAMMU: After much hue and cry from the Corporators about non-availability of funds and resentment from the general public regarding lack of development, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), which w...

PM among millions disappointed as India exits cricket world cup

As India crashed out of the Cricket World Cup following a gripping contest against New Zealand in the semifinals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the result as “disappointing” but hailed the V...

For 'monetary consideration,' top officials granted bulk gun licences in J&K

New Delhi, July 11: After a series of raids in Jammu and adjoining districts on Tuesday, the sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation are close to laying their hands on the biggest gun-running rac...

Over 5K pilgrims leave Jammu on Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 11: Another batch of 5,486 pilgrims on Thursday left winter capital Jammu to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. Since it started on July 1, over 1.30 lakh pilgrims had 'Darshan' insid...

Yatri from Gujarat dies near cave shrine

Srinagar, Jul 11: A 60-year-old yatri from Gujarat died due to cardiac arrest near the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, a yatra official said on Thursday. He said Bipin Kumar, resi...

J&K Bank commissions ATM at 14 Corps cantonment at Leh

Srinagar, Jul 10: As part of its policy to a extend high-tech banking services to every section of people irrespective of their location in the state, J&K Bank commissioned an offsite ATM today at F...

Power shutdown

JAMMU, JULY 10: To execute work of repairing 33 KV Bus Bar at 33/11 KV Receiving Station, New Secretariat, the power supply to Kali Jani, Raj Tilak Road, Paharian Mohalla, Monalisa, Dogra Hall, Rehar...

Div Com reviews pace of progress on key projects in Billawar

KATHUA, JULY 10:- Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma reviewed the progress of ongoing projects in Billawar here at a meeting of senior functionaries of key departments. Several developme...

Vasundhara Masoodi assumes charge of Chairperson, SCPWCR

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi on Wednesday took over as the Chairperson of J&K State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights (SCPWCR). She assumed as the 5th Chairperson of t...

Feroz Khan for community participation in improving education system

Feroz Khan for community participation in improving education system KARGIL, JULY 10: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan today said that active participation of...

Govt. nominates Administrative Secretaries as In-charge Secretaries for Districts to monitor dev works

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: The Government today nominated Administrative Secretaries as In-charge Secretaries for Districts for monitoring development works and other related matters. According to the ord...

Kashmiri translation of Russian folk, modern stories ‘Poz te Apuz’ released

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: JK Cultural Council in collaboration with Department of Information and Public Relations today organized a book release function here at DIPR Media Complex in which a Kashmiri tran...

Necessary steps afoot to give requisite fillip to tourism in State: Advisor Sharma

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Advisor to Governor KK Sharma today said that the Government has undertaken necessary steps to ensure that the tourism sector, which forms one of the main sectors for generating em...

Advisors Kumar, Ganai inaugurate Divisional level cricket tourney at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JULY 10: Advisors to Governor, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today inaugurated divisional level inter district cricket tournament at Government Higher Secondary School, Bijbehara, ...

Div Com inaugurates inter-distt provincial level Kho- Kho C’ship at Budgam

BUDGAM, JULY 10: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan in presence of Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar and Joint Director Youth Service and Sports, Bashir Ahmad to...

Govt to setup 100 veterinary polyclinics in JK: Dr Samoon

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: The Department of Animal Husbandry is going to establish 100 veterinary polyclinics in the first phase of an innovative initiative to strengthen the livestock infrastructure in the...

Vijay Dhar meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Sh. Vijay Dhar, Member Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Dhar shared with Governor his views about strengthening ...

Secretary School Education meets Governor

Vasundhra Pathak Masoodi meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Ms. Vasundhra Pathak Masoodi who has been appointed as Chairperson of the Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at...

Ombudsman for Panchayats meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Sh. K.B. Agarwal, Ombudsman for Panchayats, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the R aj Bhavan here today. Sh. Agarwal briefed Governor about functioning of the Panchayats and vari...

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Sh. Baseer Ahmed Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Khan briefed Governor about the status of developmental acti...

Hospital waste management reviewed at Ramban

RAMBAN JULY, 10: A meeting of District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) was held today to review the implementation of Bio-Medical Waste (BMW) management and handling in the district. District Magi...

Workshop on preparation of Jamabandies held at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, JULY 10: One day workshop cum training programme on updation and preparation of Jamabandies was conducted by Revenue Training Institute Jammu here today. The workshop organized under Digit...

DDC Shopian reviews status of developmental works of Aglar fruit mandi

SHOPIAN, JULY 10: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Dr Owais Ahmed today convened a meeting to review the status of developmental works of Mega Fruit Mandi Aglar, Shopian. Among other...

Advisor Ganai approves expansion plan for ESIC in its 16th Board meeting

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, today approved a massive expansion plan of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) for implementation during the next financial year...

DDC Ganderbal holds public darbar at Gutlibagh

GANDERBAL, JULY 10: To further extend governance to the door steps of people and to ensure the grievance redressal mechanism at every level, District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali K...

Sehwag's tweet on Duckworth-Lewis method has Twitter laughing

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Former India opener Virender Sehwag tickled the funny bone of everyone with his cheeky tweet on the Duckworth-Lewis method as the India versus New Zealand semi-final could n...

Manchester United coach denies receiving offers for Pogba

Perth (Australia), July 10 (IANS) Manchester Uniteds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Wednesday said the Premier League side had not received any offers for France midfielder Paul Pogba, reportedly li...

Albert Serran signs one-year extension with Bengaluru FC

Bengaluru, July 10 (IANS) Bengaluru FC on Wednesday extended the contract of defender Albert Serran who has put pen to paper on a deal which keeps him with the Indian Super League (ISL) champions til...

'You make India proud' as Dutee sprints to gold in Naples

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has won the gold medal in women's 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples, Italy becoming the first Indian to win do s...

Five Brazil players named in Copa America team of tournament

Porto Alegre (Brazil), July 10 (IANS) Five Brazil players have been selected in the 2019 Copa America's team of the tournament by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). The tourname...

Apologised to Naomi after controversial US Open defeat: Serena

New York, July 10 (IANS) Tennis star Serena Williams has revealed that she has apologised to Japan's Naomi Osaka who defeated her in the finals of the US Open last year. Naomi had defeated Serena ...

Sensex ends 174 points lower, Indigo loses 10%

Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty ended lower after the weak auto sales figures and surging oil prices dampened investor sentiments on Wednesday. The Sensex closed 173.78 points or 0.45 per ...

SL to implement free visa on arrival for 39 countries

Colombo, July 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka is likely to launch its free visa on arrival programme for citizens of 39 countries and regions, excluding India and China, starting on August 1 in a bid to attract ...

Delhi's Connaught Place world's 9th most expensive office area

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Connaught Place area of the national capital retained its tag of the ninth most expensive office space during the January-March period of 2019 with an average occupancy ...

Centre focuses on health, agriculture, infra in NE

Agartala, July 10 (IANS) Development of North Eastern Region Ministry (DoNER) is taking steps on a war-footing to develop five basic sectors including health, education and agriculture, in 14 distric...

Samsung VC arm invests $8.5 mn in 4 Indian start-ups

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC), the venture capital arm of Samsung, on Wednesday announced its maiden investments in India, totaling $8.5 million (nearly Rs 6...

3 dead in Assam floods, over 2 lakh affected

Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) At least three persons have died in the last 24 hours in floods and landslides in Assam and over two lakh people have been affected, officials said on Wednesday. Two peopl...

India declares fringe group 'Sikhs For Justice' unlawful

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India on Wednesday declared foreign-based, pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) an unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. The d...

Odisha gets highest ever allocation in railway sector

Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) Odisha has received its highest ever allocation of Rs 5,993 crore in the railway sector in the Union Budget for 2019-20, an official said on Wednesday. This is an incre...

After heavy footfall, ITBP cleans Badrinath temple area

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) In a first of its kind, women personnel of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) carried out a cleanliness campaign in the Badrinath temple premises in Uttarakhand, official...

Punjab CM reviews power scenario in Sidhu's absence

Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) As his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu is yet to take charge of his new Power portfolio, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday took crucial decisions rela...

Yatra resumes: 5964 pilgrims leaves for cave

Yatra resumes: 5964 pilgrims leave for cave JAMMU: After a day-long suspension, the Amarnath Yatra resumed as a fresh batch of 5,964 pilgrims were allowed to move on Tuesday to pay obeisance at t...

CBI raids multiple locations in Jammu, Katra in diverse cases

JAMMU: As a part of country-wide operation, the CBI carried out searches at 110 locations in 19 states in connection with fresh cases related to alleged corruption, arms smuggling and criminal miscon...

Enhance vigil, Guv asks CRPF

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday asked the CRPF to maintain heightened surveillance on all fronts in the state including internal security and the smooth conduct of the on...

Top cops moved in minor reshuffle

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday ordered top level transfers in the police department. An order issued by the state home department said Sulaiman Salaria, IPS (JK: 1994) has been transferred and posted as ADGP, SHRC (state human rights commission). The post of IGP, SHRC shall be operated at the level of ADGP till it is held by Salaria. S.D. Singh, IPS (JK: 1995), IGP police he...

Jammu man helps Indore Police bust scam, 20 held

JAMMU: A complaint filed by the resident of Jammu has helped Madhya Pradesh (MP) police to bust a scam involving Indore-based investment consultancy which allegedly duped investors by promising fixed and high returns, and opened Demat accounts in their name without their knowledge. The resident of J&K, Rajinder Singh, lodged complaint with MP police on learning that he had being duped of Rs 23.6...

Minority status fir Hindus in J&K ,7 other states: Case in SC

Minority status for Hindus in J&K, 7 other states: Case in SC JAMMU: With Hindus forming numerical minority in Jammu and Kashmir and seven other states, a Bhartiya Janta Party member, who is also an advocate, has moved the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the Centre's 26-year-old notification declaring five communities –Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis –as minorities. ...

Air Marshal visit Jammu

Jammu: Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, Air Officer Command-in-Chief (AOC-in C), Western Air Command visited Air Force Station Jammu and stressed upon operational preparedness to respond in any type of contingency in the least possible time and the challenges ahead, an official statement said on Tuesday. The AOC-in-C also appreciated the operational preparedness, high security setup and the high m...

JK third most flood prone state in Indua

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir is the third most flood prone state in India and if effective measures are taken in time, it may be possible to prevent further degradation of the ecosystem. This was stated by experts on the first day of the three-day workshop on the sensitisation of mediapersons in the area of climate change and to engage them on climate change adaptation commenced here on Tuesday. ...

Already operating at 46% of strength, Centre needs 16 more IAS officers From J&K

Already operating at 46% of cadre strength, Centre needs 16 more IAS officers from J&K 14 of 68 officers are currently on central deputation or trainings ZAFAR CHOUDHARY JAMMU: With fourteen top officers of the Indian Administrative Service already on deputations away from the state, the Government of India wants Jammu and Kashmir to spare sixteen more officers to serve at the Centre. T...

Tender all above 10 MW projects by yearend:SAC

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik took note of the status report submitted by the Power Development Department (PDD) regarding development of Hydroelectric and Solar Power Projects in the State. Pertinent to mention that SAC in February, 2019 had mandated the PDD to execute the Hydro and Solar Power Projects above 02 MW...

Vasundra heads PWCR Commission

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the appointment of Ms. Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi as Chairperson of the Jammu & Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights. The Jammu & Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights Act, 2018 provides for constitution of State Commission for Protection o...

SAC rejig on cards?

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council of Governor Satya Pal Malik is expected to undergo a minor rejig with much talked about induction of one more Advisor. The Governor’s State Administrative Council currently has four Advisors –K Skandan, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai and KK Sharma, all retired civil servants. Together with the Governor, four Advisors, Chief Secretary and Governor’s...