City and Neighbourhood

Saturday, February 23, 2019Committee on Ladakh Division visits Kargil

Holds meeting with LAHDC, representatives of religious, political organisations

KARGIL FEBRUARY 23: In order to examine and report on the periodicity of the Divisional Commissioner’s and IG’s sitting at Kargil and Leh and decide other necessary measures for operationalisation of Ladakh Division, the committee for Ladakh constituted by State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Planning & Development Rohit Kansal reached here today and he


Saturday, February 23, 2019Justice Masoodi inaugurates orientation prog for DCPOs

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

The orientation programme was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Integrated Child Protection Services (JKICPS).

Justice Masoodi, in his inaugural address, stressed the role of


Saturday, February 23, 2019Div Com reviews stock position of essential commodities across valley

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 23: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting with all Deputy Commissioners to review stock and supply position of essential commodities like ration, petrol, diesel, LPG and functioning of hospitals across the valley.
All DCs briefed regarding the stock position in their respective districts and informed there is sufficient stocks of essent


Saturday, February 23, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 23: According to Superintending Engineer, Elect. Maintt. & R.E. Circle-1, Jammu, to carry out work for installation of poles under IPDS/PMDP Scheme, the shutdown of 11KV feeder at 33/11 KV R/Stn. Seora is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Kunjwani Market, Ekta Vihar, Deep Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Shiva Colony, Kunjwani Bye Pass and its adjoining areas will remai


Saturday, February 23, 2019Training programme for poll personnel, Nodal Officers held at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, FEBRUARY 23: District Election authorities, conducted one day training programme for Nodal Officers and poll personnel regarding general election 2019 under the supervision of District Election Officer, Rohit Khajuria here today.
While speaking on the occasion, Dy DEO, Kusum Chib, said that the training is aimed at to prepare resourceful manpower with adequate and accurate knowle


Saturday, February 23, 2019Training cum demonstration program on EVM, VVPAT held at Samba

SAMBA, FEBRUARY 23: Under the supervision of District Election Officer, Sushma Chauhan, training cum demonstration programme was held here today.
During the training programme, Dy. District Election Officer, Rajeev Magotra, informed in detail about the functioning of Electronic Voting Machines along with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail to the Presiding Officers and other election staff.
A de


Saturday, February 23, 2019Training cum awareness imparted to polling staff at Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, FEBRUARY 23: In view of upcoming general elections, a 3 day training cum awareness on EVM/ VVPAT was imparted to the polling staff including Presiding Officers of the district here today under the supervision of District Election Officer, Angrez Singh Rana.
ALMT, Pardeep Koul, imparted training to the participants regarding proper handling of EVM/VVPAT and other aspects of electoral p


Saturday, February 23, 2019Union Textiles Minister e-inaugurates Srinagar office of Carpet Export Promotion Council

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 23: Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani today inaugurated Srinagar office of Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) in the premises of IICT Srinagar through video conferencing facility.
The inauguration ceremony was held in the presence of Shantmanu, Development Commissioner Handicrafts, Ratnesh Kumar Jha, Additional Development Commissioner Handicrafts, Mahavi


Saturday, February 23, 2019Social Forestry Division Udhampur launches plantation drive

UDHAMPUR, FEBRUARY 23: Social Forestry Division Udhampur, in its ongoing efforts to add green cover and improve road side aesthetics, has launched a massive winter plantation drive along-side Dhar Road at Majalta.
Director Social Forestry, J&K, Dr. Neelu Ghera and Regional Director, Social Forestry Jammu, Dr. Kumar MK were present on the occasion.
During the daylong plantation drive, 1200 sapli


Saturday, February 23, 2019D C Raina meets Governor

JAMMU, FEBURARY 23: Shri D C Raina, who has recently been nominated as Member of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Shri D C Raina put forth various suggestions to improve the facilities for pilgrims of annual Shri Amarnathji Yatra.
Shri Raina who is also Advocate General of J&K briefed the Governor about the to-date status of importa


Saturday, February 23, 2019Justice Rajesh Bindal inaugurates front office at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, FEBRUARY-23:- Executive Chairman State Legal Services Authority and Administrative Judge for Udhampur District, Justice Rajesh Bindal, today inaugurated front office of District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) at Udhampur Court Complex.
Member Secretary SLSA, Mohmmad Akram Choudhary, Chairman District Legal Services Authority Udhampur Principal District & Session Judge Sanjay Parihar,


Saturday, February 23, 2019Muhammad Younis Malik assumes charge as DSEK

Stresses upon officers to work with dedication, honesty

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 23: Muhammad Younis Malik today assumed the charge as Director School Education Kashmir here.
Muhammad Younis Malik said that strengthening of basic infrastructure, the optimal use of available resources for development of education and resolving the issues of SSA teachers will be his top priority.
DSEK further stressed on the concerned officers and other officials to work wi


Saturday, February 23, 2019Dr Shahid Iqbal convene introductory meeting with officers

"No compromise on professional work conduct, unfailing commitment to well-managed administration"

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 23: Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary a day after he assumed charge as the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Saturday assured the officers of the district administration of his complete support to honest work endeavours aimed at prompt execution of works and development of the district.
He was speaking in an introductory meeting with the officers of the district administration asking them


Saturday, February 23, 2019Dr Piyush Singla assumes charge as DC Kathua, holds introductory meet

KATHU, A FEBRUARY 23 :- Dr Piyush Singla today assumed charge as Deputy Commissioner Kathua taking over from Rohit Khajuria who has been transferred to Udhampur.
Dr. Singla held an introductory meeting with the district officers and exhorted upon them to work with complete dedication, professionalism and commitment.
Later, the DC conducted tour of mini secretariat building and took stock of the


Saturday, February 23, 2019DC Budgam receives Rs 76.28 lakh to procure 2 critical care ambulances from Dir Airport

BUDGAM, FEBRUARY 23: In order to improve healthcare in Budgam, Director Airport Authority of India, Srinagar International Airport, Akash Deep Mathur today handed over a cheque of Rs 76.28 lakh to the Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar for procurement of two critical care ambulances.
The DC hailed the Director AAI, Srinagar International Airport for providing the money for procure


Saturday, February 23, 2019Handicrafts Awareness camp at Handwara

HANDWARA, FEBRUARY 23: Department of Handicrafts organized an awareness camp at town hall Handwara here on Saturday under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner Handwara Gulzar Ahmad Bhat.
The camp was attended by tehsil level Handicraft officers, officials of Information department and other concerned artisans of different areas from Handwara and Langate constituencies.
People atte


Saturday, February 23, 2019Enough is enough, says Vidya Balan on Pakistani artiste ban

Mumbai, Feb 24: With the Hindi film industry condemning the Pulwana terror attack and not releasing films in Pakistan besides banning all Pakistani artistes from working in India, National award-winning actress Vidya Balan on Friday said a strong stand needs to be taken this time.

"Though I have always believed that art should be kept away from all boundaries and politics, I think we have to


Friday, February 22, 2019J&K: Militant killed in Sopore encounter

Srinagar, Feb 22: A militant was killed on Friday by security forces in an encounter in apple township of Sopore, where authorities suspended mobile internet and imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPC to avoid any protest, official sources said.
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police an


Thursday, February 21, 2019Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

POONCH: The Pakistan army on Thursday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector.

Pakistan, yesterday also violated ceasefire along the LoC in the Rajouri district. The Pakistan army had resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri on Tuesday as well.

This comes close on the heels of a terror attack on CRPF convoy in


Thursday, February 21, 2019Repeated truce violations in Nowshera sector

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

"At about 1830 hours Wednesday, the Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by resorting to heavy shelling with mortars and firing of small arms a


Wednesday, February 20, 2019Pakistan government spokesperson's personal Twitter account suspended

Islamabad, Feb 20: Twitter has suspended the personal account of Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal.

According to the Pakistan media, the account was blocked late on Tuesday after Indian authorities complained to the microblogging website.

Geo News reported that Faisal's account was suspended as he was giving his followers updates about "Indian atrocities" in Jammu and


Wednesday, February 20, 2019Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC in Rajouri

Jammu, Feb 20: A fresh ceasefire violation was reported in Jammu & Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Wednesday. The unprovoked cross-border firing by the Pakistani Army comes on the second consecutive day in a row.

According to preliminary reports, the ceasefire violation occurred in Kalal area of Nowshera sector in Rajouri. The firing started at around 9:50am, with Pakistan resorting to the use o


Wednesday, February 20, 2019Pulwama attack: Indian envoys to Pakistan, US meet Rajnath

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

The meetings come in the aftermath of the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers.

Bisaria was called back to Delhi for consultations after


Wednesday, February 20, 2019Walk the talk: Mehbooba dares Imran

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said Pakistan was not being blamed for the Pulawama terror attack without any evidence and asked its Prime Minister Imran Khan to walk the talk.

However, Mufti said Khan deserves a chance since he has recently taken over the reigns of the country.

"Disagree. Pathankot dossier was given to them (Pakistan) but no actin was taken to punish the per


Wednesday, February 20, 2019Trump describes Pulwama attack as 'horrible', State Dept asks Pak to punish those responsible

Washington, Feb 20: US President Donald Trump has described as "horrible" the deadly terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pulwama, as his administration offered full support to India to combat terrorism and asked Islamabad to punish anyone responsible for the "heinous act".

The suicide attack on February 14 in Jammu and Kashmir has left 40 Central Reserve Police Force personne


Wednesday, February 20, 2019UN human rights chief wants Pulwama attackers brought to justice

United Nations, Feb 20: UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michele Bachelet has called for bringing those responsible for the Pulwama terrorist attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, to justice.

Her spokesperson Rupert Colville said in Geneva on Tuesday that Bachelet "strongly condemns the suicide bomb against the Indian security forces in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on the 14th of


Tuesday, February 19, 2019"Pak Will Retaliate If India Attacks": Imran Khan Amid Tension Over Pulwama

"Pakistan has nothing to gain from this attack," Imran said.

NEW DELHI: Denying any role in the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today said Pakistan will retaliate if India attacks. "All this attack Pakistan talk is all keeping elections in mind. But if at all these are serious, please make note of one thing clearly - Pakistan will not think of retaliating, it will retaliate," he


Tuesday, February 19, 2019India urges ICJ to annul Jadhav’s death sentence

THE HAGUE: India on Monday urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to annul Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence by a Pakistani military court and order his immediate release, saying the verdict based on a "farcical case" hopelessly fails to satisfy even the minimum standards of due process.

Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by the military court on charges of


Monday, February 18, 2019Power Shutdown

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 18: The office, Chief Engineer, EM&RE Wing, Kashmir today issued a press release to inform that 33 KV Safapora feeder will shutdown on 19-02-2019 from 10 am to 5 pm.
The official communiqué read that the purpose of the shutdown is to facilitate the laying and stringing of conductor on 132 Kv Bamdpora Bandipora LT between dead-end tower and gantry at Badampora Grid station.


Monday, February 18, 2019Training programme on Kashmiri language starts in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 18: A training program of Kashmiri language for Key resource persons today commenced in SIE Srinagar Kashmir.
The experts from all the districts of the valley participated in the program.
The training program was inaugurated by DSEK Dr. G. N Itoo. He said that Kashmiri language being the mother tongue of valley should be given due importance and informed


Monday, February 18, 2019Training, demonstration of EVMs, VVPATs from Feb 21

DC Kargil reviews arrangements

KARGIL FEBRUARY 18:- In order to conduct training and demonstration of EVMs and VVPATs in the district in view of the upcoming General and Assembly elections, Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer (DEO) Kargil Vikas Kundal convened a meeting of the concerned officers here today.
The training is being imparted to different categories of employees, political workers, media persons, NG


Monday, February 18, 2019Advisors brief Governor on prevailing law and order situation

JAMMU FEBRUARY 18: Shri K. Vijay Kumar and Shri K. K. Sharma, Advisors to Governor Satya Pal Malik met him at the Raj Bhavan this evening and briefed Governor about the prevailing law and order situation in the aftermath of Pulwama incident.
Governor discussed with Advisors issues relating to effective maintenance of law and order and directed them that no anti-social element should be allowed


Monday, February 18, 2019DC urges civil society to play its role in maintaining peace and amity in Srinagar

Assures them all required measures being taken to ensure safety of Kashmiris living outside

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 18: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Monday urged the civil society of the district to play its role in maintaining peace and amity in the district in these tough times in the State.
The DC was speaking in a meeting with civil society members of the district representing different bodies including Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Federation (K


Monday, February 18, 2019New scheme for youth, women based SHGs on cards: Div Com

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 18: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that government is preparing a new scheme for youth and women based Self Help Groups (SHGs), which is economically more viable, sustainable and creates good employment opportunities.
He further said that self-employment through the constitution of Self Help Groups (SHGs) for youth (withi


Monday, February 18, 2019DDC holds public grievances redresal camp at Ramban

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

ACD, G. H. Kiraipak, DPO Tariq Saurawardy, Xen PHE, Bashir Ahmed, CPO, Uttam Singh, besides PRIs and large number of people were present on the occasion.

Deputations comprising S


Monday, February 18, 2019All Indian Cine Workers Association announces ban on Pakistani artistes

Mumbai, Feb 18; The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) on Monday announced a ban on Pakistani artistes in the country, saying they will resort to strong action against anyone who collaborates with talent from Pakistan.

The announcement comes in the aftermath of the February 14 terror attack on CRPF troopers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

In a notice undersigned by Ronak Suresh Jain


Monday, February 18, 2019No Karvan-e-Aman bus to POK

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

The bus run has been cancelled on Monday, a message was received last night from Regional Passport Office (RPO), Srinagar, sources said adding no reason for cancellation of the cross-Line of Control (LoC) b


Sunday, February 17, 2019J&K Bank and Equitas Development Trust hold Job Fair in migrant Township Jagti Nagrota

More than 100 youth placed in reputed companies

J&K Bank in association with M/S Equitas Development Initiative Trust organized a first of its kind Mega Job Fair for educated & unemployed youth of low income households at Higher Secondary School Migrant Township Jagti, Nagrota. The initiative was supported by the Rotary Club, CII & a Jammu based NGO Helpline Humanities which did the ground work of household survey and enumerating the youth of


Sunday, February 17, 2019CRPF pleads people to refrain from posting fake news & pictures

New Delhi, Feb 17: Central Reserve Police Force said on Sunday that people should refrain from posting ''fake pictures of body parts of martyrs to invoke hatred'' and said fake news about harassment of students from Kashmir is being propagated by various miscreants on social media.
In an advisory, India's largest Central Armed Police Forces said, ''It has been noticed that on social media some m


Sunday, February 17, 2019Guwahati teacher suspended over Facebook post on Pulwama attack

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

In her post on Thursday, Papri Banerjee, who works as an Assistant Professor of the English department at the city's Icon Academy Junior College, condemned the terrorist attack but also blamed the Indian Army f


Sunday, February 17, 2019Appealing for peace, Omar says attackers of Kashmiris helping enemies

Srinagar, Feb 17: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said those who are attacking and terrorising Kashmiri students in different parts of the country, are helping 'our enemies and those who are back terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir,' to create a wedge between communities.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the Vice President of National Conference (NC) said 'Young Kashmiri student


Sunday, February 17, 2019Colleges to reopen on Feb 21 after vacations, CUK, KU postpone tests, interview

Srinagar, Feb 17: All colleges which were scheduled to reopen on Monday after winter vacation will now reopen on February 21 in the valley, where Central University Kashmir (CUK) and Kashmir University (KU) has also postponed entrance test and interviews.
Though the tests and interviews scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed and winter vacation in colleges extended as a precautionary measure


Sunday, February 17, 2019Situation still tense around educational institutes in Dehradun

Dehradun, Feb 17: In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Uttarakhand Police are having to tackle rumour mongering and alleged offensive posts on social media, even as the situation remained tense on Sunday in and around the educational institutes where some Kashmiri students are studying.
According to police sources, dozens of Kashmiri students have left for their homes since Friday


Sunday, February 17, 2019Amit Shah calls Pulwama attack "cowardice", says martyrs' sacrifice will not go in vain

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

Shah was addressing a BJP youth rally in Lakhimpur district of Assam on Sunday.

"By killing our soldiers, if you think you have won the battle, then you're wrong. Be it in the No


Sunday, February 17, 2019PM invites ideas for 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited ideas for the 53rd edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr Modi wrote 'This month’s MannKiBaat programme will take place on the 24th.
'Dial 1800-11-7800 to record a message for the programme. Express your wonderful ideas on either the MyGov Open Forum or the NaMo App.'


Sunday, February 17, 2019Priyanka interacts with martyrs' families in UP: assures all help by Cong

Lucknow, Feb 17: Congress general secretary ( Uttar Pradesh east) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has talked to the family members of the martyrs of the Pulwama attack and assured all help to them by the party.
Priyanka talked to the family members of the martyrs Ajit of Unnao and Awadhesh Kumar Yadav of Chandauli on late Saturday night.
The AICC general secretary has talked to the families of all the 12


Sunday, February 17, 2019Same fire in my heart as billowing out from yours, PM tells countrymen on Pulwama

Barauni, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured the countrymen of giving befitting reply to Pulwama terror attack, martyring 49 jawans of CRPF, saying there was the same fire in his heart as was billowing out from the hearts of people over the incident.
Mr Modi, while addressing a function here organised to mark the laying of foundation stones and also launching of various projects w


Sunday, February 17, 2019Sushma Swaraj discusses issues of mutual interest with Bulgarian counterpart

New Delhi/ (Bulgaria), Feb 17: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Bulgarian counterpart and Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva on Saturday and the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral issues including the economy, agriculture and health.
"Preparing the ground for expanding the relationship. EAM Sushma Swaraj held a constructive meeting with Deputy Prime Mini


Sunday, February 17, 2019Strike cripples life in Kashmir, famous Sunday market also remains closed

Srinagar, Feb 17: Life was on Sunday crippled in Kashmir valley due to general strike, called by traders in protest against attack on students and other Kashmiri residents in Jammu and other parts of the country, following martyred of 49 CRPF personnel in Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) fidayeen attack on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Pulwama on Thursday afternoon.
Business and other activities rema


Sunday, February 17, 2019Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani's Reliance Foundation offers to rehabilitate Pulwama victims' kin

Reliance Foundation further said its hospital is ready to provide treatment to the injured jawans. As many as 40 CRPF jawans were Martyred in the terror attack in Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14.
New Delhi /17/Feb:: Reliance Foundation Saturday said it is ready to assume full responsibility for the education and livelihood of the families of the CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama t


Sunday, February 17, 201946 NHM employees terminated

JAMMU, Feb 16: Government terminated services of 46 NHM employees across the State for their authorized absence from their duties.
“The terminated employees include 7 from Bandipora, 6 from Udhampur, 14 from Kathua, 10 from Kupwara and 9 from Rajouri,” an official spokesperson said.
The action of the Government came following notices to the erring employee to resume their duties and their defia


Sunday, February 17, 2019Bandipur National Park beefed up control forest fire during the summer

Chamarajanagara, Karnataka, Feb 17: The Forest Department has taken up precautionary measure with firefighting capabilities to combat forest fires that tend to ravage large swathes of Bandipur national park forest during summer every year.
Apart from completing the burning of the fire lines and deploying additional staff roped in from local tribal communities, the authorities have equipped thems


Sunday, February 17, 2019leave for Jammu after remaining stranded for about 2 weeks

Srinagar, Feb 17: Over 4,500 vehicles, stranded for about two weeks on this side of the Jawahar tunnel, was allowed to leave for Jammu on Sunday morning as only one-way traffic will continue to ply on the National Highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.
No vehicles, including security force convoy, would be allowed from the opposite direction, official sources said this


Sunday, February 17, 2019CRPF ready to help Kashmiris outside despite losing 49 jawans in JeM attack

Srinagar, Feb 17 : The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has set up 'CRPF Madadgaar' 24X7 helpline for speedy assistance to Kashmiri students, businessmen and others, in case they face any difficulties or harassment outside the valley, following protests in different parts of the country against the fidayeen attack in Pulwama, in which 49 personnel were martyred on Thursday.
Jammu and Kashmir


Sunday, February 17, 2019Security for separatist leaders - Shabir Shah, Abdul Ghani Bhat, 3 others to be withdrawn

New Delhi/Srinagar, Feb 17: In a major decision and taking a pro-active step against 'separatist' leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to withdraw "all security and government facilities" to five such leaders.
Top sources in the Jammu and Kashmir government told TNN that the five leaders are Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir Shah.


Sunday, February 17, 2019Mobile internet blocked in Srinagar, other parts of Valley

Srinagar, Feb 17 : Mobile internet of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has been blocked in the Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of rumours.
However, BSNL Broadband and point-to-point internet service of private companies were functioning though with low speed.
The suspension of mobile inter


Sunday, February 17, 2019Home Ministry, J&K Guv keeping eyes on security situation of students in various states

New Delhi, Feb 17: Hours after National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought adequate steps for protection of students and others from the state in various of the country, the centre has reviewed the situation.
According to government sources, the state Governor Satya Pal Malik was briefed about the steps being taken in various states including in Dehr


Sunday, February 17, 2019Curfew continues in Jammu

Jammu, Feb 17: A curfew in Jammu continued for a third consecutive day on Sunday with the authorities saying that it will remain in force until the law and order situation improves in the city.
“The situation was normal and under control during the night except for some stray incidents," a police official said here.
"Authorities will take a call later in the day whether the curfew can be relaxe