City and Neighbourhood

Friday, August 7, 2020LoC flare-up: 3 civilians seriously injured in Karnah

Srinagar: Three civilians were injured as India and Pakistan troops exchanged fire along the Line of Control in Karnah area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday.

A senior army officer said that the Pakistan army resorted to ceasefire violation along the LoC by firing small arms and mortars, resulting in injuries to three persons. “Army gave befitting reply,” he added.

Official sour

 

Friday, August 7, 2020Pak targets defence, civilian areas in Balakote

Srinagar: Pakistan on Friday initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in the Balakote sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir drawing a strong response from the army, officials said.

The incident came just a day after Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violation along the LoC in Mendhar and Balakote sectors. Army said it has retaliated befittingly to Pakistani aggression as they used small arms to f

 

Friday, August 7, 2020Pak shells villages in Poonch

JAMMU: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire on Thursday by heavily shelling forward areas in two sectors along the LoC in Poonch district, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate, officials said.
A few structures were damaged in the shelling, they said.
At about 2000 hours, the Pakistan Army fired with small arms and shelled mortars in Balakote and Mendhar sectors along the Line of Control (LoC)

 

Friday, August 7, 2020Putin expected to visit in October: MEA

NEW DELHI: A number of high-level exchanges between India and Russia is set to take place, including the annual bilateral summit in October when President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that in the recent exchanges between the two sides, regional and international issues have also been discussed.
He

 

Friday, August 7, 2020FATF: India to highlight Pak inaction on terror

NEW DELHI: India is likely to highlight Pakistan's inaction on curbing terror financing in the upcoming Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary scheduled to be held in October this year.
With deadlines looming, Pakistan is yet to comply with 13 conditions out of the 27-point Action Plan of the FATF including curbing terror financing, enforcement of the laws against the proscribed organisation

 

Thursday, August 6, 2020At least 40 Injured in Grenade Attack at Rally in Pakistan - Reports

Islamabad, Aug 6: At least 40 people were injured in a grenade attack at a rally in the Pakistani city of Karachi, The Dawn newspaper reported citing officials.

The rally was held by the Jamaat-i-Islami organization (banned in Russia) in connection with the first anniversary of India's abolition of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, whose territory is claimed by Pakistan.

According to East SSP

 

Thursday, August 6, 2020India firmly rejects China's attempt to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC

New Delhi, Aug 6: India on Thursday hit out at China for making yet another attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council, saying it "firmly" rejects Beijing's "interference" in the country's internal affairs.

"We have noted that China initiated a discussion in the UN Security Council on issues pertaining to the Indian Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir," the Ministry of Extern

 

Thursday, August 6, 2020China says change in J&K status ‘illegal’, India snubs

JAMMU: India on Wednesday snubbed the Chinese side after Beijing said any unilateral change in the status of Jammu and Kashmir was illegal.
"We have noted the comments of the Chinese MFA spokesperson on the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Chinese side has no locus standi whatsoever on this matter and is advised not to comment on the internal affairs of other nations," MEA spoke

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020Army's Northern Command Chief meets Lt Governor


SRINAGAR, AUGUST 05: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Northern Command, Lt Gen Y K Joshi today met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.
The Lt Governor and Lt Gen Joshi discussed about various important issues pertaining to the prevailing security scenario and the overall security management in Jammu and Kashmir.
Lt Gen Y K Joshi briefed the Lt Gove

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020Raj Bhavan cancels ‘At Home’ function in view of COVID-19 pandemic


SRINAGAR, AUGUST 05: In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘At Home’ function for this year’s Independence Day to be hosted by the Raj Bhavan, Srinagar, as per past practice, stands cancelled.
The decision was taken after assessing the current circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and keeping in view the compliance of all healthcare protocols and SOP’s

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020Samoon inaugurates Webinar Series 2020-Meeting the Mentors

Over 680 Polytechnic students from across J&K registered for online event


SRINAGAR, AUGUST 05: Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development Department, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today inaugurated the Webinar Series - Meeting the Mentors, organized by Government Polytechnic College Jammu.
Over 680 Polytechnic students have registered to attend the Webinar series.
Speaking at the Webinar, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon stressed on the need to impart quality Ski

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,86,301 stranded JK residents; 1,98,661 via Lakhanpur, 87,640 through special trains

JAMMU, AUGUST 05: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,86,301 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has rec

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020Tax evaders charged Rs 13 lakh fine in July


JAMMU, AUGUST 05: The Enforcement wing of State Taxes Department Jammu (North) has recovered Rs 13 Lakh fine during last month (July) for evading the tax by the vehicles carrying trade goods.
As per the department, the team headed by Deputy Commissioner, Enforcement, Sunaina Sharma, laid naakas at different locations on NH-44 during the month of July 2020. During the course of inspections, t

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020Bulletin on Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

JK reports 559 new positive cases, 15244 recovered so far


JAMMU, AUGUST 05: The Government on Wednesday informed that 559 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),96 from Jammu division and 463 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 22955. Also 09 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 01 from Jammu division and 08 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 388 more COVID-

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020DM orders night time restrictions on non-essential activities in Jammu district

‘Weekend lockdown to continue’


JAMMU, AUGUST 05: District Magistrate, Jammu, today prohibited the movement of individuals for all non-essential activities between 10 PM to 5AM in the territorial limits of the District from today (August 5, 2020), till further orders.
In an order issued here, the District Magistrate Jammu restricted the movement of Individuals for all Non-Essential Activities between 10PM to 5AM in the terri

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020Pakistan’s new map an exercise in political absurdity: MEA

Kashmir: New Delhi has described a so-called political map of Pakistan issued by Prime Minister Imran Khan as an exercise in political absurdity, laying untenable claims to territories in the Indian State of Gujarat and our Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

A press statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said, these ridiculous assertions have neither legal validity

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020Qureshi writes to UN official on Kashmir issue: FO

Islamabad: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has once again written to the President of the UN Security Council, raising the Kashmir issue, the Foreign Office said.

Qureshi sent the letter ahead of the first anniversary of India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019.

Pakistan has been unsuccessfully trying to drum up international supp

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020LG approves creation of Block Development Fund of Rs. 25 lakh on CDF pattern


JAMMU, AUGUST 04: Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu today approved creation of Block Development Fund of Rs. 25 lakh each to be placed at the disposal of Block Development Council Chairpersons on the pattern of Constituency Development Fund.
These funds would be used for local development works in the blocks which shall be identified by the concerned BDC Chairperson as per local priorities.

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020Chief Secretary felicitates civil services exam qualifiers of J&K


JAMMU, AUGUST 04: Chief Secretary has extended felicitations to the candidates from Jammu and Kashmir who have qualified the UPSC civil services examination.
“These candidates have made the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir proud” the CS said.
Felicitating the successful candidates, Chief Secretary said that he is confident that they will turn out to be first rate civil servants

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020District Magistrate lifts curfew after situation remains incident-free in Srinagar

Existing restrictions to remain in force in view of COVID-19 situation in district: DM

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 04: In view of the situation remaining incident-free today the District Magistrate Srinagar has ordered lifting of restrictions including curfew ordered late last night for 48 hours in the district.
Existing restrictions on public activities and movement put in place since 1 August in view of the COVID-19 situation in the district – where a sharp spike in affected cases has bee

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020Bulletin on Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

JK reports 390 new positive cases, 14856 recovered so far


JAMMU, AUGUST 04: The Government on Tuesday informed that 390 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),152 from Jammu division and 238 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 22396. Also 10 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 824 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and d

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020DC Jammu reviews arrangements for Independence Day celebration


JAMMU, AUGUST 04: Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Sushma Chauhan, today reviewed the arrangements for celebration Independence Day 2020 here at meeting with concerned officers.
The venue for the celebration of I-Day 2020 shall be Mini Stadium Parade Ground Jammu where the Chief Guest will unfurl the national flag, the meeting was told. It was also informed that the full dress rehearsal would be he

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020Power shutdown


JAMMU, AUGUST 04: According to Chief Engineer (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu, the power supply to Bishnah, Seora, Kunjwani, Apna Vihar and its adjoining areas fed from 33KV Lalyana-Seora line emanating from 220/132/33KV Grid Station Lalyana shall remain affected on August 05 and 07 from 08 am to 02 pm.

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020J&K Govt classifies districts in Red, Orange and Green zones for implementing lockdown from August 05

JAMMU, AUGUST 04: Jammu and Kashmir government today classified the districts as Red, Orange and Green zones for the purpose of implementing the lockdown, from tomorrow (August 5, 2020).
An order issued by Chairperson of the State Executive Committee, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, declared all districts of Kashmir province, (except Ban

 

Sunday, August 2, 2020Bulletin on Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

JK reports 444 new positive cases, 13127 recovered so far

JAMMU, AUGUST 02: The Government on Sunday informed that 444 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 206 from Jammu division and 238 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 21416. Also 08 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 256 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and dis

 

Sunday, August 2, 2020Advisor Baseer Khan greets people on Raksha Bandhan

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 02: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan has extended greetings to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
In his message of greetings, the Advisor observed that Raksha Bandhan is a unique representation of India’s cultural ethos, symbolizing the special bonds between brothers and sisters.
While felicitating peopl

 

Sunday, August 2, 202030 COVID-19 patients recovered, discharged from GMC Doda

DODA, AUGUST 02: In a major breakthrough amid COVID-19 Scare, authorities in Doda have discharged 30 more COVID-19 patients who were found positive in the district from Government Medical College Doda and other designated Isolation Centre after all of them have recovered from the disease.
So far 169 Covid-19 patients have recovered among the 288 total active patients admitted in the hospitals an

 

Sunday, August 2, 2020Advisor Khan felicitates people on Raksha Bandhan

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 02: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan has felicitated the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
In his message of felicitations, Advisor Khan expressed hope that this auspicious occasion would usher a new era of peace, amity, harmony, progress and prosperity in J&K.
The Advisor observed that Raksha Bandhan is a unique representation

 

Sunday, August 2, 2020Lt Governor greets people on Raksha Bandhan

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 02: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has extended his heartiest greetings to the people of J&K on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
In his message of greetings, the Lt Governor observed that Raksha Bandhan is a festival symbolic of love and respect between brothers and sisters which defines the unique feature of India’s cultural ethos.

 

Sunday, August 2, 2020Army jawan martyred in Pak firing along LoC

JAMMU: An Army jawan was killed on Saturday as Pakistani troops resorted to firing along the Line of Control in Rajouri district.

Identifying the deceased soldier as Sepoy Rohin Kumar of Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur district, defence PRO Lt Colonel Devender Anand said Indian troops responded strongly to the enemy fire. During the exchange, Sepoy Rohin Kumar was critically injured and later succ

 

Saturday, August 1, 2020Pakistani spy drone spotted in Jammu and Kashmir's Hiranagar sector

Jammu: The patrolling party of BSF's 19th battalion which was doing its routine patrolling in the area along the border spotted a Pakistani drone flying along the Line of Control near Hiranagar sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the reports, the BSF personnel noticed the drone at around 10:30 pm on Friday (July 31) near a border post after which a search operation was launched in the a