City and Neighbourhood

Tuesday, December 18, 201827 cross sides via peace bus

SRINAGAR: Ten fresh guests from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here on Monday while four Kashmiri residents crossed over to the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) in the weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad.

“As many as 13 returnees also crossed sides at Kaman Post,” official sources told UNI this evening.
The bus service was operational despite


Monday, December 17, 2018Despite tense situation Karvan-e-Aman bus leave for POK

Srinagar, Dec 17: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), left here on Monday morning to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) at Uri despite tense situation following strike called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against Pulwama killings.

Three militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), including an Army de


Sunday, December 16, 20182-Day Workshop On ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ In Aurangabad From Dec 21

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Dec 16: A two-day workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ (IPR), organised by the Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture's (CMIA) Marathwada Accelerator for Growth and Incubation Council (MAGIC) in association with MIT-Aurangabad, will be held from December 21 at MIT campus here.

MAGIC is a technology business incubator (TBI) recognised by Maharashtra Stat


Sunday, December 16, 2018Gurdwara gutted in fire in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 16: A Gurdwara was gutted in a massive fire that broke out on Sunday in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.

Meanwhile, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina, Sikh leaders Ajit Singh Mastana, Sant Singh, Niranjan Singh and Prof Deepak Singh Deepak have expressed concern over the incident and demanded early construction of the worship place.


Sunday, December 16, 2018IUST, CUK postpone all exams on Monday

Srinagar, Dec 16: Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Central University of Kashmir (CUK) have postponed examinations scheduled to be held on Monday in view of the strike called by separatists against the killing of seven civilians in clashes with security forces on Saturday in Pulwama.

A spokesman for the IUST said class work and all scheduled examinations have been suspen


Sunday, December 16, 2018Army asks people not to march to its Srinagar HQ

Srinagar, Dec 16: The Army on Sunday advised people not to march to its headquarters here on Monday in response to a call by separatists following the killing of seven civilians a day earlier.

"Security forces make every attempt to avoid any loss of civilian lives in cross-fire and minimize collateral damage to property. Loss of any civilian life is always painful for the security forces," the


Sunday, December 16, 2018Famous ‘Sunday Market’ in Srinagar closed due to strike

Srinagar, Dec 16: The famous ‘Sunday Market’ was closed on Sunday as the vendors have not put up their stalls in the summer capital, Srinagar, in view of the strike called by separatist against the death of seven civilians in security force action in Pulwama on Saturday.

The 3-km-long weekly market from Radio Kashmir (RK), Srinagar, crossing to Hari Singh High Streets (HSHS), including histori


Sunday, December 16, 2018Police Constable Killed In Road Accident On Srinagar Outskirts

Srinagar, Dec 16: A police constable was killed in a road accident on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on the city outskirts, official sources said here.

They said motorcycle met with an accident at Panthachowk in Srinagar outskirts late on Saturday evening, resulting in critical injuries to the motorcyclist, identified as constable Mithan Singh.
“The injured was immediately taken to a hos


Sunday, December 16, 2018Top 5 Gadgets That Grabbed Eyeballs In India In 2018

New Delhi, Dec 16: From high-end tablets to powerful cameras, the year 2018 saw some cool gadgets arriving in India. Here are the top 5 picks from the lot.

1. Apple Watch Series 4
Call it the guardian of your health. If you are constantly worried about an elderly person in your family suffering a fall in the bathroom or in the garden, the Apple Watch Series 4 is what you need. The device hous


Sunday, December 16, 2018BJP, Congress skip Delhi Assembly silver jubilee celebration

New Delhi, Dec 16: The silver jubilee celebration of the Delhi Assembly on Saturday remained an all-AAP MLA event, with both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress boycotting the event.

In his address at the function to mark the 25th anniversary of the Delhi Assembly's first sitting on December 14, 1993, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel hit out at the opposition parties in Delhi.

Slamming the BJP


Sunday, December 16, 2018Bloody Saturday: 7 civilians, 3 militants, 1 soldier killed in Valley (Roundup)

Srinagar, Dec 16: It was a blood-soaked Saturday in Kashmir in which 11 persons, including seven civilians, an Army soldier and three militants, were killed and over three dozen civilian protesters sustained injuries in clashes with the security forces.
The 11 deaths took place in a gunfight and subsequent clashes in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, in one of the bloodiest days in the Valle


Sunday, December 16, 2018Separatist Shutdown Paralyses Life In Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Dec 16: A shutdown called by separatists on Sunday to protest the civilian killings a day before in Pulwama district, has paralysed life across the Kashmir Valley.

The shutdown has been called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) separatist conglomerate.

On Saturday, seven civilians were killed and over 35 others injured in clashes with the security forces which broke out in P


Sunday, December 16, 2018India expresses reservations at climate summit

Katowice (Poland), Dec 16: India has expressed its reservation over the lack of equity in the rules relating to global stock-take in the rulebook that implements the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.

"India wishes to express its strong reservation regarding the treatment of equity in the global stock-take decision," India's lead negotiator Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday at the plena


Sunday, December 16, 2018Govt committed to ensure drugs' quality, safety not compromised

New Delhi, Dec 16: The Government is committed to ensuring that the quality, safety and efficacy of drugs are not compromised.

With this view, the Government has taken a series of measures, including strengthening legal provisions, workshops and training programmes for manufacturers and regulatory officials and measures such as risk-based inspections.

The manufacture, sale and distribution


Sunday, December 16, 2018Train service remains suspended for security reasons in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 16: Train service remained suspended for the second successive day on Sunday for security reasons in Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a strike against the death of seven civilians in clashes in Pulwama.

Train service was suspended on Saturday in the valley following the death of seven civilians in clashes, which triggered after an encounter ensued between milit


Sunday, December 16, 2018Srinagar records season's coldest night

Srinagar, Dec 16: Srinagar on Sunday recorded the season's coldest night at minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.

A thin crust of frozen water covered many places inside the Dal Lake in the city.

Residents were seen battling with frozen water taps by lighting small fires around to defrost.

Meanwhile, Leh town was the coldest in the state with the minimum temperature recorde


Saturday, December 15, 2018Pulwama Encounter Update: 11 killed in J&K gunfight, clashes

Srinagar, Dec 15: Three militants and a soldier were killed on Saturday during a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, while seven civilians died in subsequent clashes in the area, police said.

The clashes erupted immediately after the gunfight in Sirnoo village which took place after the security forces received a tip-off about the holed-up militants.

Two youths, identified as


Saturday, December 15, 2018Nandita upset over 'Manto' not reaching Pakistan

Mumbai, Dec 15: Indian actress-filmmaker Nandita Das says she is disappointed that her film "Manto" will not be releasing in Pakistan.

"Disappointed that ‘Manto' will not be seen in theatres in Pakistan. I was keen as he belongs to both countries equally," Nandita tweeted on Saturday.

With "Manto", Nandita traced the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Nawazuddin Siddiqui had brought the ch


Saturday, December 15, 201810 killed in J&K gunfight, clashes

Srinagar, Dec 15: Three militants and a soldier were killed on Saturday during a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, while six other civilians died in subsequent clashes in the area, police said.

The gunfight took place earlier in the day in Sirnoo village after the security forces received a tip-off about the holed-up militants.

The identities of the slain militants were bein


Saturday, December 15, 2018Two militants reportedly killed, 2 SF jawan injured in Pulwama encounter

Srinagar, Dec 15: Two militants were reportedly killed and two security force personnel injured on Saturday in an encounter in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.

Mobile internet service has been suspended in Pulwama to prevent spread of rumours, official sources said.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu


Saturday, December 15, 2018One killed, several injured in security force action in Pulwama

Srinagar, Dec 15: A youth was killed and several others were injured when security forces opened fire, burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse demonstrators who hit the streets in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where an encounter ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO), official sources said.

Mobile internet service has been suspended in Pulwama as a precaut


Friday, December 14, 2018Nepal bans Indian currency notes above Rs 100

New Delhi, Dec 14: The Nepal government has declared the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations illegal in the country.

So, the government has decided to ban the use of high denomination Indian currency notes and use only Rs 100 notes in the country now onwards, according to a report in the Kathmandu Post.

The decision was announced by Nepal government’s s


Friday, December 14, 2018Pak again violates ceasefire on LoC in Poonch, Army retaliates

Jammu, Dec 14 : Pakistani Army yet again violated the ceasefire on Friday by firing unprovoked on the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistani Army this morning fired unprovoked and targeted Indian posts in Gulpur sector of Poonch," official sources here said.

They said that Indian Army effectively retaliated to the cross border firing in a similar manner.



Friday, December 14, 2018Pak breaches LoC in Poonch

JAMMU: Pakistani troops yet again violated the ceasefire on Thursday by resorting to firing on forward posts near two villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, which was strongly retaliated by the Indian Army.

“Indian and Pakistani soldiers traded fire on the LoC in Poonch,” Defence Ministry sources said.

“Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and targetted forward post


Thursday, December 13, 2018Pak violates ceasefire on LoC in Poonch

Jammu, Dec 13: In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistan fired unprovoked on the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistani Army this early morning at around 0555 hours, violated ceasefire in Kerni Sector," official sources here said.

They said that light weapons and small arms were fired by the Pakistan while Indian Army effectively retaliating to th


Thursday, December 13, 2018Two militants reportedly killed in Sopore encounter

Baramulla, Dec 13: Two militants were reportedly killed on Thursday by security forces in an encounter which ensued during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district, official sources said.

Mobile internet service remained suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours since yesterday afternoon when the operation was launche


Wednesday, December 12, 2018RFID implanted mules at Vaishno Devi track: CEO

Jammu, Dec 12: The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi yatra will soon go green.
Abiding by the directions of the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal, Radio Frequency Identification implanted mules will soon be pressed into service on the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, Simrandeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer said on Wednesday.
Pilgrims are pouring into the hallowed shrine in record numbers.
In a repor


Wednesday, December 12, 2018Strike Cripples Normal Life In North Kashmir’s Hajin Town

Srinagar, Dec 12: Normal life remained crippled for the fourth successive day on Wednesday in Hajin town and adjoining areas in north Kashmir district of Bandipora against the killing of two local militants in an encounter with security forces at Mujgund in Srinagar outskirts on Sunday.
Even though there was no strike call given by any separatist group, shops and business establishments were clo


Wednesday, December 12, 2018Missing north Kashmir student traced in Mumbai; safe with his family, say police

Srinagar, Dec 12: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said that a north Kashmir student, who was reported missing since December 8 from his colleges in Delhi NCR, has been traced in Mumbai.

“The boy is safe and sound with his family members now,” a police official said.

A 19-year-old Kashmiri student, Asim Dar, went missing from G L Bajaj Institute premises in Greater Noida on last Satur


Wednesday, December 12, 2018Kaiga Set World Record For Non-Stop Production On December 10

KARWAR December 12 : The indigenously developed Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) set a new world record on December 10, with one of its units operating uninterrupted for more than 940 days. The reactor will set the record among all kinds of nuclear power-generating units, including advanced gas-based reactors (AGR) in the world.

The record was earlier held by Unit 2 of Heysham of the United


Wednesday, December 12, 2018Mughal Road Remains Closed, One Way Traffic On Kashmir Highway Despite Rain

Srinagar, Dec 12: The historic 86-km-long Mughal road remained closed for the third day on Wednesday due to snowfall and slippery road condition while one-way traffic was plying despite rain on the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.
The Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, remained closed due to the accum


Wednesday, December 12, 2018NS Jamwal To Replace Ram Awtar As New IG BSF (Jammu Frontier)

Jammu, Dec 12: Mr N S Jamwal will replace Ram Awtar as new IG BSF (Jammu Frontier) by December end, sources said.

Mr Jamwal is a highly decorated 1984 batch direct entry officer, who is a recipient President Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPMDS) and Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PMMS).

He was the research fellow with Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses and served var


Wednesday, December 12, 2018Ladakh highway remains closed for 3rd day due to snow accumulation

Srinagar, Dec 12: The Ladakh region remained cut off from the Kashmir valley for the third day on Wednesday due to the closure of the 434-km-long National Highway due to the accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions, a traffic police official said.

A large number of vehicles, including trucks and oil tankers, are stranded on both sides of the Zojila pass.

''We could not resume


Wednesday, December 12, 2018Cong does not have mandate in MP, says BJP's state unit chief Rakesh Singh

New Delhi/Bhopal, Dec 12: The mandate could be clear but a possible post-poll alliance
and manoeuvring could still shatter Congress dreams of capturing power in Madhya Pradesh.

"Pradesh mein Congress ka janadesh nahi hae (Congress did not get a mandate in Madhya Pradesh)," tweeted BJP's Madhya Pradesh unit chief Rakesh Singh signalling clearly that all is not over yet.
He also claimed that


Wednesday, December 12, 2018Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri get season's first snowfall

Shimla, Dec 12 : Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla, Narkanda and Kufri recorded season's first snowfall on Wednesday, much to the delight of tourists.

Jubbal- Kothai in Shimla, Tariund near Dharamshala, Solangnalha, Marhi, Kothi and Gulaba near Manali, Kalpa, Sangla, Raksham and Chitkul, Kinner and Shrikhand Mahadev in Kinnaur, Rohtang Pass, Lady of Keylong and all higher reaches of Lahaul Spi