City and Neighbourhood

Wednesday, August 21, 2019DDC Kishtwar reviews progress of PMGSY projects

KISHTWAR AUGUST 21: Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana reviewed the progress on Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) projects here at a meeting of concerned officers and executing agencies.

Concerned officers apprised the DDC about the physical and financial status of the projects under execution in the district.

Concerned XENs apprised about the bottle-necks impeding the work of


Wednesday, August 21, 2019Kashmir Rail project: Div Com asks Reasi, Ramban DCs to resolve bottlenecks, land cases

JAMMU AUGUST 21: Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma today directed Deputy Commissioner Reasi and Ramban to expedite land acquisition cases of Udhampur-Srinagar -Baramulla rail link (USBRL) Project.

The Div Com was reviewing the progress on land acquisition here at a meeting attended by Chief Engineer Northern Railway (USBRL),Sandeep Gupta, Deputy Chief Engineers, Banihal, Reasi and other


Wednesday, August 21, 2019PDD to hold Bijli Adalat on Aug 31

JAMMU AUGUST 21: As per a handout issued here today, Bijli Adalat will be conducted on 31st of August, 2019 (Saturday) in the Office Chamber of Superintending Engineer EM & RE Circle-I, Ambedkar Chowk, Jammu at 11:30AM to hear the problems of PDD consumers,.
All the consumers are requested to approach the concerned Executive Engineers (Members of Bijli Adalat) by or before 27th of August, 2019.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU AUGUST 21: Executive Engineer EM&RE Division-II, Gandhi Nagar has informed that, for completion of balance works by M/s IRCON International Ltd, the shutdown of LT Network is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Channi Himmat and its adjoining areas will remain affected on August 22, 23 and 25 from 8 am to 12 noon.
Similarly, the power sup


Wednesday, August 21, 2019AHD organises plantation drive at Reasi

REASI AUGUST 21: A plantation drive was organised at Poultry Demonstration Centre Kambaldanga Reasi today in collaboration with Forest Department Reasi.
Divisional Forest Officer Reasi, Anil Kumar Attri was the chief guest on the occasion.
Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Dr Ramesh Razdan, Sarpanchs, Panchs and locals participated in the event in which around 50 saplings of different plant speci


Wednesday, August 21, 2019PCCF reviews functioning of Forest department in Jammu

JAMMU AUGUST 21: Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Dr. Mohit Gera, today reviewed progress on various schemes of Forest Department in Jammu province besides taking stock of implementation of decisions taken at a meeting chaired by Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar.
The meeting was attended by Sameer Bharti, Chief Conservator of Forests Jammu, Samuel Changkija, Conservator of Forest East Cir


Wednesday, August 21, 2019DDC Shopian meets civil society members, reviews dev works

SHOPIAN, AUGUST 21: District Development Commissioner Shopian Choudhary Mohammad Yasin today toured Zainapora, Imamsahib, Chitragam and adjoining areas of the district and interacted with civil society members there to take stock of essential services delivery and ongoing development works.
Sub Divisional Magistrate, Executive Engineers R&B, and other concerned officers and officials accompanied


Wednesday, August 21, 2019DC Budgam reviews Muharram arrangements

BUDGAM, AUGUST 21: The Deputy Commissioner (DC), Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai today chaired a meeting of district officers to review arrangements for ensuing Muharram-ul-Harram starting from September 01.
ADC Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, ASP Muneer Ahmad, SDMs, ACD, ACR, SE Hydraulics, CMO Budgam and other District/Sectoral officers were present in the meeting.
During the meeting, representatives of v


Wednesday, August 21, 2019DDC Kupwara visits Trehgam, holds interaction with civil society

KUPWARA, AUGUST 21: The District Development Commissioner, Anshul Garg today visited Trehgam area of Kupwara, wherein, he convened interaction programme with Sarpanches, Panches and civil Society Members.
The Sarpanches of the area highlighted various issues related to water supply, electricity, health care facilities, availability of medicine in PHCs and essentials commodities including domesti


Wednesday, August 21, 2019DDC Bandipora reviews Muharram arrangements

BANDIPORA, AUGUST 21: District Development Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today convened a meeting of district officers to review the arrangements for smooth observance of forthcoming Muharram-ul-Harram.
Various issues with regard to repair of roads, inner links, installation of street lights besides supply of sugar, atta, kerosene, LPG, drinking water, electricity etc were discussed


Wednesday, August 21, 2019Pak asks UNICEF to remove Priyanka as goodwill ambassador

Islamabad, Aug 21: Pakistan Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has written to the UNICEF demanding the removal of Priyanka Chopra as Goodwill Ambassador over the Kashmir issue, and also cited the Indian actress' "jingoism and support" for the Indian government's action in Kashmir.

In a letter to UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, Mazari says Priyanka's "Support for war, including a n


Wednesday, August 21, 2019Dhaka backs India on Kashmir, says internal matter

Dhaka, Aug 21: Bangladesh on Wednesday backed India on the Kashmir issue, saying that the abrogation of special status for Jammu and Kashmir is an internal issue of India.

As Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar concluded his three-day visit to Dhaka, the Bangladesh Foreign Affairs Ministry, in a statement, also called for regional peace and stability.

"Bangladesh maintains that t


Wednesday, August 21, 2019Jawan martyred in Pak firing on LoC; 3 killed in Indian retaliation

JAMMU: At least three Pakistanis were killed and several of its posts were destroyed in Indian retaliation on Tuesday, after enemy nation’s unprovoked shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district resulted into martyrdom of an Army jawan and injuries to four others.
The fresh shelling from Pakistan came only three days after it had breached the ceasefire in Rajouri district killing


Wednesday, August 21, 2019Pak commando behind capture of Abhinandan killed

A Pakistani commando who was behind the capture of Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when his IAF jet crashed in Pakistani territory in February this year, and had reportedly tortured the IAF pilot, has been killed in firing by Indian forces along the Line of Control.
According to reports, Ahmed Khan, a subedar with the Pakistan Army's Special Service Group, was killed by the Indian Army in Nakyal


Wednesday, August 21, 2019Snubbed by UNSC, Pak’s next stop ICJ

ISLAMABAD: After its diplomatic overdrive on Kashmir fetched it virtually no results, barring support from friend China, Pakistan on Tuesday said it will take the Kashmir issue to the International Court of Justice, weeks after India revoked the special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
"An in-principle decision has been taken to take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice," Forei


Wednesday, August 21, 2019Trump warns Khan on his anti-India rhetoric

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to "moderate" his rhetoric against India over Kashmir, as he underlined the need of exercising restraint by both sides and avoid escalation of the "tough situation" in the region.
Trump on Monday spoke separately to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Khan in his bid to ease fresh Indo-Pak t


Tuesday, August 20, 2019Saudi Crown Prince calls up Imran over Kashmir

Islamabad, Aug 20: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the Kashmir situation.

The Monday night phone call comes a fortnight after Khan had called up the Saudi Crown Prince to inform him about India's move to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Both the leaders discussed a host of issues including the on


Tuesday, August 20, 2019Pakistan resorts to unprovoked shelling again

Srinagar, Aug 20: Pakistan again resorted to unprovoked shelling against India on Tuesday morning in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, triggering a fierce response from the Indian side.

Pakistan initiated the 2003 ceasefire violation at 11 a.m. by firing small arms and shelling mortars in the Krishna Ghati sector.

"The Indian Army is giving a befitting reply," an official source told I


Tuesday, August 20, 20193 NIA officers being probed for blackmailing

New Delhi, Aug 20: Three NIA officers, including a Superintendent of Police, are facing a departmental probe following allegations of blackmailing raised against them.

A Delhi-based businessman has filed a complaint that Rs 2 crore was demanded from him in return for not naming him in a terror funding case involving Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the agency said on Tuesday.

The off


Tuesday, August 20, 2019Trump urges Modi, Imran to reduce tensions

Washington, Aug 20: US President Donald Trump has urged his "two good friends", Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Pakistan's Imran Khan, to work towards reducing tensions over Kashmir. He also advised Pakistan to "moderate rhetoric with India" over Kashmir.

In a tweet on Monday, Trump said though Kashmir was a "tough situation", he had "good conversations" with both the leaders.



Tuesday, August 20, 2019200 Pak Twitter accounts suspended over Kashmir posts

Karachi, Aug 20: After a sea of anti-India tweets emanating from Pakistan were objected to by the authorities in India, the micro-blogging site Twitter is said to have suspended 200 accounts in Pakistan.

The Pakistan government has specified to the Twitter that 200 accounts that were suspended in the past week were apparently posting about Kashmir, reported Dawn News.

Over the last one week


Monday, August 19, 2019Afghanistan slams Pak envoy's attempt to link Kashmir with peace process

Washington, Aug 19: Afghanistan has strongly protested against the statement of Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan, that the tensions in Kashmir could affect the Afghan peace process, terming it "reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible".

In a statement, the Afghan Ambassador to the US, Roya Rahmani, said that Kashmir was a "bilateral" issue between India and Pakistan, and Islama


Monday, August 19, 2019Flood alert for Pak rivers after India releases water

Islamabad, Aug 19: Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have issued flood alerts after India released water into river Sutlej and the Alchi dam "without preschedule", the media reported.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) of Punjab issued the flood alert on Monday due to rising water levels in Sutlej after India released water into the river, Dawn


Monday, August 19, 2019Pakistanis frustrated with life: Adnan Sami

Mumbai, Aug 19: Trolled regularly, and more so after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, singer Adnan Sami has come down heavily on his erstwhile compatriot Pakistanis saying they are "frustrated with their own lives" and have been taking it out on him since they realise that he has moved on.

A user on Twitter asked Sami: "You get so much flak from the Pakistanis. How do


Monday, August 19, 2019Afghanistan backs India on Kashmir, flays Pak

Kabul, Aug 19: Days after Pakistan was thwarted at UN stage, it's northern neighbour Afghanistan on Monday lashed out at Pak's US envoy for making 'reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible statements' on the Afghan peace process.

Reacting to the statement of Pakistan Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan where in he asserted that ongoing Kashmir tension could potentially affect Afghan peace process, Afg


Sunday, August 18, 2019Talks with Pakistan only on PoK: Rajnath Singh

Kalka (Haryana), Aug 18: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that talks would be held with Pakistan only on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

"If talks are held with Pakistan, it will now be on PoK," he said in a public address after flagging off of the Bharatiya Janata Party's 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' here, some 20 kms from Chandigarh.

The Yatra, being held in the run upto Harya


Sunday, August 18, 2019PM Modi addresses Bhutanese students, pledges partnership in education

Thimphu, Aug 18: Seeking to establish a closer bond between the two countries especially among youths, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said as Bhutan would pursue its fast forward journey in the contemporary setting, India would partner it in education sector in more ways than one.

"As Bhutan soars high in its endeavours, your 1.3 billion Indian friends will not just look on and cheer


Sunday, August 18, 2019PM launches RuPay card in Bhutan

Thimpu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched RuPay card in Bhutan making the Himalayan kingdom the second country to roll out the special services after Singapore.

'I am happy that I haved launched RuPay card. This will help in digital payments, and help in increasing business and tourism between the two nations,' the Prime Minister said after the launch in presence of his Bhutanese counterpa


Sunday, August 18, 2019Pak rejects request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains

Islamabad, Aug 18: Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were suspended last week in the wake of New Delhis move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Sunday.

The Express Tribune quoted sources as saying that Indian railway o


Sunday, August 18, 2019Indian Army hits Pakistani post opposite Rajouri

Srinagar: The Indian Army hit a Pakistani post opposite the Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir during continuous cross-fire following a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan that left a soldier dead, officials said.

The number of casualties incurred by Pakistani forces in the hit are not yet clear.

Shelling from across either side of the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir ha


Saturday, August 17, 2019Voice of Kashmiri people heard at UN: Maleeha Lodhi

United Nations, Aug 17: After the UN Security Council (UNSC) concluded its informal consultation on Kashmir, Pakistan's envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the voice of the Kashmiri people has been heard in the highest diplomatic forum in the world.

Following the UNSC closed-door consultation here on Friday, Lodhi claimed the people from Jammu and Kashmir may be in locked up state, but their vo


Saturday, August 17, 2019Pakistan plans Kashmir cell, desk at embassies

Islamabad, Aug 17: Pakistan has decided to set up a special cell on Kashmir at foreign office and a desk at all embassies in light of the Kashmir crisis.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said this, here on Saturday, after chairing a high-level meeting to discuss the Kasmir situation and devise a plan of action following the UN Security Council (UNSC) meet on Friday where Pakistan failed t


Saturday, August 17, 2019Imran welcomes UNSC meeting on Kashmiris

Islamabad, Aug 17: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday welcomed the UN Security Council's informal consultation on the Kashmir issue and said that addressing the "suffering of Kashmiri people" was the responsibility of the world body.

The cricketer-turned-politician said in a tweet: "I welcome the UNSC meeting to discuss the serious situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It is for


Saturday, August 17, 2019Trump asks Imran Khan to reduce tensions with India through dialogue

New Delhi, Aug 17: US President Donald Trump has stressed upon the need for bilateral dialogue to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the White House said on Saturday.

Trump's observation came during a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, hours before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting in New York


Saturday, August 17, 2019Pak violates ceasefire on LoC in Nowshera, India retaliates

Jammu, Aug 17: Pakistani Army on Saturday yet again violated the truce agreement by firing unprovoked along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a Defence Spokesman, at around 0630 hrs, Pakistan initiated ceasefire violation by firing of Small arms and shelling with Mortars in Nowshera Sector of District Rajouri.

"Indian Army is reta


Saturday, August 17, 2019Mika chants 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' at Attari-Wagah border

Chandiagrh: After receiving backlash over his performance in Pakistan, singer Mika Singh uploaded a video on social media in which he is seen chanting "Bharat Mata ki Jai" at Attari-Wagah border, showcasing his love for the nation.

"Bharat Mata ki Jai! Thank you everyone for such a warm welcome. Happy Independence Day once again and salute to our jawans. They aren't able to celebrate any festi


Saturday, August 17, 2019Modi arrives in Bhutan on two-day visit

Paro, Aug 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bhutan on Saturday on a two-day state visit during which he will hold talks with Bhutanese leaders to further deepen the bilateral ties.

This is prime minister's second visit to Bhutan and the first since his re-election.

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering received Modi at the airport. Modi was accorded a guard of honour on his ar


Saturday, August 17, 2019UNSC accepts India's efforts in Kashmir, wants all to follow suit: Envoy

United Nations, Aug 16: The Security Council has acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to Kashmir and wants all countries to follow suit, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday.

Speaking to reporters after its informal meeting, he outlined the various steps being taken by India since the special status of Kashmir was rescinded and said, "We ar


Saturday, August 17, 2019India's UN envoy turns table on Pakistani scribe, extending hand of friendship

United Nations, Aug 17: India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin dramatically extended the hand of friendship to the hostile neighbour through a Pakistani journalist who complained on Friday about lack of dialogue between the two countries.

At his news conference here, he stepped away from the podium and walked up to the senior Pakistani journalist who asked, "When will you begin a di


Saturday, August 17, 2019Pak plunders natural resources, gifts Baltistan goldmines to allies

New Delhi, Aug 17: Even as Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan expresses solidarity with the people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), the reality on ground zero is contrary to Khan's much-hyped claims on camera.

At the behest of the Federal government in Islamabad, Chinese companies are reportedly plundering natural resources in the Gilgit-Baltistan region which in


Friday, August 16, 2019Baramulla admin starts dedicated bus service for Govt employees

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 16: The Baramulla District Administration has started a dedicated bus service for Government employees to ferry them to and from their offices.

The directions in this regard were given by Deputy Commissioner Dr GN Itoo today at a meeting convened to review the attendance of employees in district.

The Deputy Commissioner directed the officials concerned to make all necessa


Friday, August 16, 2019SMC lifts 707 metric ton garbage from August 15

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 16: Srinagar Municipal Corporation today said that the Corporation has lifted 707 metric tons of garbage in 189 trips from the garbage collection points across the Srinagar city from August 15 to August 16, 2019.

In a statement, SMC said that besides lifting garbage, sweeping in all wards in the City jurisdiction is being done in a hassle-free manner.


Friday, August 16, 2019Shri Amarnathji Yatra concludes ; over 3.43 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 15 : The annual pilgrimage to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji concluded today, on Shravan Purnima, amid chanting of religious shlokas in the spiritual ambience of south Kashmir Himalayas.

Shri Anup Kumar Soni, Additional Chief Executive Officer of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board along with other officials visited the Cave Shrine early this morning and carried out Samapan


Friday, August 16, 2019Div Com reviews arrangements for CAPF (ACs) exam 2019

Jammu, August 16: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, today convened a meeting of Deputy Commissioners and officers concerned to review arrangements for Central Armed Police Force (ACs) Examination 2019 which is going to be held on 18 August 2019.

A threadbare discussion was held regarding various arrangements, issues to ensure fair and smooth conduct of the examination.

The meeting wa


Friday, August 16, 2019I-Day celebrated; Jail Products Display Unit inaugurated at District Jail Amphalla

JAMMU, AUGUST 16: Justice Tashi Rabstan today inaugurated ‘Jail Products Display Unit’ within the District Jail Amphalla during the Independence Day celebrations there.

Vice Chancellor University of Jammu Prof M.K. Dhar, Principal & District Sessions Judge Jammu Vinod Koul Chatterji, DGP Prisons V.K. Singh, inmates, prison staff, CRPF personnel and family members of some of the prisoner


Friday, August 16, 2019DC Jammu reviews progress of Expansion of Jammu Airport

Jammu, August 16: Deputy Commissioner, Sushma Chauhan, convened a meeting to review progress on expansion of Jammu Airport project here today.

Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Chander Parkash besides senior officers from JDA, JMC, PDD, PHE, PWD and AAI were present in the meeting.

Threadbare discussion was held regarding various issues including progress on under construction structures, fel


Friday, August 16, 2019Adequate stock of essentials available in Kashmir division: Advisor Sharma

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 16: The Advisor to Governor K. K. Sharma today said that adequate stock of all the essential supplies are available throughout the Kashmir division and Government is taking all the measures to ensure their delivery to the people.

The Advisor stated this while chairing a meeting here to review stock and supply position of ration, petrol, k-oil, medicines and other essential


Friday, August 16, 2019Indian govt's 'fascist tactics' in Kashmir will fail: Imran

Islamabad, Aug 16: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the Indian government's "fascist tactics" in Kashmir will "fail miserably" to smother the Kashmiri freedom struggle.

The cricketer-turned-politician, in a series of tweets, warned the Indian government that "no force can stop" a nation from achieving its goals when unity is achieved in a freedom struggle and death is not


Friday, August 16, 2019Hindus celebrate Rakshabandhan in NW Pakistan

Peshawar, Aug 16: The Hindu community celebrated Raksha Bandhan by organising special functions across Peshawar and other parts of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Special security arrangements were made in and outside temples to prevent any untoward incident, officials said.

Raksha Bandhan is a popular annual Hindu festival celebrated to strengthen the bond between brothers and sist


Friday, August 16, 2019Indians in the US celebrate Independence Day with fervour

Washington/Houston, Aug 16: Members of the Indian community assembled in large numbers outside the Indian Embassy in Washington and Indian Consulates in New York, Houston, San Francisco and Chicago to celebrate India's 73rd Independence Day.

India's Ambassador to the US Harsh V Shringla on Thursday unfurled the tricolour and read out President Ram Nath Kovind's message while addressing a gath


Friday, August 16, 2019Federer exits, Djokovic advances in Cincinnati Masters

Washington, Aug 16: Seven-time champion Roger Federer bowed out of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters after facing a shocking defeat to Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev in his Round of 16 match.

The 21-year-old Rublev defeated Federer 6-3, 6-4 in just 62 minutes on Thursday for his second top 5 victory in as many months.

The 62-minute defeat was Federer's fastest in more than 16 years, since hi


Friday, August 16, 2019Pro-Khalistan Sikhs hold protest with Pakistanis outside UN on Kashmir

New York, Aug 16: Pro-Khalistan Sikhs joined by some Pakistanis held a protest outside the UN demanding the restoration of Kashmir's special status.

About 400 people marched from India's UN mission to a cordoned-off area opposite the UN on Thursday, which was India's Independence Day. They shouted slogans for Khalistan and Kashmir, holding flags of Kashmir-occupied "Azad" Kashmir and yellow K


Friday, August 16, 2019UNSC to hold close consultations on Kashmir on Friday

United Nations, Aug 16: The UN Security Council will meet here on Friday to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan wrote a letter on the issue to the world body.

China, the closest ally of Pakistan, asked for "closed consultations" in the Council, which will meet at 10 am (7:30pm IST) to discuss the matter.

A UN diplomat had told PTI that China had as