City and Neighbourhood

Wednesday, April 24, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, APRIL 24: According to Superintending Engineer, Electric Maintt. and R.E. Circle, Jammu, the power supply to Camp Gole Gujral, Ranjitpur, Trilok Pur etc and its adjoining areas fed from B-1 (Bohri) feeder shall remain affected on April 25 to 27 from 09 am to 02 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Gho-Manhasan and its adjoining areas fed from GM-1 feeder shall remain affected on April 25 t


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Leh DEO inspects SVEEP in Trans-Singhe-la areas

LEH, APRIL 24: In continuation with Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme, the District Election Officer (DEO)Leh Avny Lavasa today visited various villages of Trans-Singhe-la area.
Addressing the public gatherings at Fanjila, Hunufatta and Fotoksar, Avny Lavasa strongly urged the eligible persons to vote on May 6, 2019 for Lok Sabha elections.
On the occasi


Wednesday, April 24, 2019DEO Pulwama inspects EVM distribution Centres

PULWAMA, APRIL 24: As part of election arrangements for the ensuing Parliament elections, District Election Officer (DEO) Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah along with SSP Awantipora , inspected arrangements at Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) distribution and reception centers here today .
The DEO visited distribution/collection Centre for Pampore and Tral Assembly segments at Lethpora where he inspect


Wednesday, April 24, 201910 JK militants based in Pak involved in LoC trade: officials

New Delhi, Apr 24: At least 10 militants, who had crossed over to Pakistan, set up businesses across the border with the active aid of ISI and were involved in the recently suspended cross LoC trade to provide funds to terrorists and separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

These Jammu and Kashmir natives are either based in Islamabad and Rawalpindi in Pakistan or Muzaffarabad in Paki


Wednesday, April 24, 2019IS claims Sri Lanka blasts

Identifies 7 suicide bombers, toll reaches 321

COLOMBO: The Islamic State Tuesday claimed responsibility for the devastating Easter blasts in Sri Lanka and identified the seven suicide bombers who were involved in the attacks that killed 321 people and wounded more than 500 others.

In a statement issued through its propaganda 'Amaq' news agency, the ISIS said that "the executors of the attack that targeted citizens of coalition states and


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Terror Funding NIA quizzes Geelani's son

JAMMU: Days after tightening the noose on moderate Hurriyat Conference chief Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday questioned Nayeem Geelani, the son of pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, in connection with a case related to funding of terror groups and separatist organisations in the State.

Nayeem Geelani, who had been evading questioning b


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Artificially ripened fruits, veggies destroyed

Jalandhar, Apr 23 : On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, a special squad on Tuesday destroyed artificially ripened fruits, tomatoes in large quantity after they were found unfit for human consumption.
Keeping in view the ensuing mango season, the Deputy Commissioner has given special directions to ensure that no artificially ripened mango was sold in the market.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Jammu and Kashmir govt orders transfers, new postings of seven officers

Jammu, Apr 23: The governor administration has said that the order has been issued with the concurrence of Election Commission of India conveyed by the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K.
Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday ordered the transfer and new postings of seven officers.
Farooq Ahmad Lone, Special Secretary, Social Welfare Department, looking after the work of Administrative Secretary, S


Tuesday, April 23, 2019High risk percutaneous transcatheter performed at SKIMS

Srinagar, Apr 23: The Department of Cardiology, S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) performed a successful complex percutaneous transcatheter intervention in a high-risk case, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institute said on Tuesday.
PRO said Head of the Department (HOD) Cardiology, Dr Nisar Tramboo informed that a 70-year-old man came with a massive heart attack. His angiogram show


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Punjab govt declares holiday as mark of respect to former minister

Chandigarh, Apr 23 : The Punjab Government on Tuesday declared holiday for the second half in all its Offices, Educational Institutions, Corporations and Boards across the State and in Chandigarh as a mark of respect to former Minister Hamir Singh Ghagga.
Hamir Singh Ghagga was the ex-MLA from Shutrana and former Minister, who breathed his last at his residence in Patiala on Monday evening after


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Fire destroys 100 acres wheat crops in three villages of Punjab

Sri Muktsar Sahib, Apr 23 : Standing wheat crop spread over more than 100 acres in three villagers of this district were destroyed in a fire that broke out on Monday.
According to official information by the district agriculture department that the incidents were reported from village Tamkot, Bhoondar and Marar Kalan. In the district in Tamkot and Bhoondar villagers, fire engulfed wheat crop ove


Monday, April 22, 2019Pakistan launches country-wide anti-polio drive

Islamabad, April 22: Pakistan, one of the three countries where polio is still endemic, on Monday launched a country-wide campaign to administer anti-polio drops 39 million children under five years of age.

The campaign aims to provide anti-polio medicine to children in all four provinces as well as Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, said national coordinator of polio eradication


Monday, April 22, 2019Pak protests LoC trade suspension

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday deplored India's "unilateral" decision to suspend cross-LoC trade and rejected the allegations regarding its "misuse" by elements from across the border to smuggle weapons, narcotics, fake currency and foment terrorism.

Hardening its stand against Pakistan, India on Thursday indefinitely suspended cross-border trade at two points along the Line of Control in Jammu


Monday, April 22, 2019No Karvan-e-Aman bus to POK for 8th week, cross-LoC trade also remain suspended

Srinagar, Apr 22: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) remained suspended for the 8th consecutive week on Monday, official sources said.

Meanwhile, cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade between J&K to POK also remained suspended since April 18 when Union Home Ministry issued an order banning trade activities till further or


Sunday, April 21, 2019KSUM & Google to organize 'TechStars Startup Weekend' from Apr 26

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 21: Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), in association with Google for Entrepreneurs, will organize the “TechStars Startup Weekend” here from April 26.
The 54-hour three-day event is designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.
Developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus and graphic artists will pi


Sunday, April 21, 2019Shab-e-Baraat celebrated with religious fervour, gaiety in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 21: Shab-e-Baraat was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in the Kashmir valley, where people joined night-long prayers in mosques, shrines, Jamia Masjids and other places.

Lakhs of people, including women and children, joined night-long prayers in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region, where Islamic scholars and Ulmas highlighted the importance of the night.

The main con


Sunday, April 21, 2019Sanasar Tulips in full bloom but pathetic road irks visitors

Nathatop (J&K), Apr 21:Tulip garden at Sanasar is in full bloom but unfortunately, the visitors are not much keen to visit to this scenic place to have a glimpse of high breed flowers, courtesy, pathetic road condition leading to the destination.
Surrounded by snow clad hills with Nathatop in its backdrop, Tulip Garden in Sanasar area of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir waiting for visitors


Sunday, April 21, 2019Ban on civilian traffic on highway continues to affect life in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 21: People continued to suffer in the Valley as the civilian traffic on the Kashmir-Jammu National Highway (NH) was once again suspended on Sunday in view of a two-day weekly ban to allow free and secure movement of security force convoy.
However, the restrictions imposed on civilian traffic between Srinagar and Baramulla in north Kashmir has been limited to only Sundays with effe


Sunday, April 21, 2019One killed, 2 injured as jeep plunges into gorge in Ramban

Jammu, Apr 21: A lady killed and two others injured when a jeep in which they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Ramban district on Sunday.
"A jeep (Jk19 2566) on its way from Chanderkote to Kunfer this morning while crossing Kunfer bridge area rolled down into deep gorges," police here said.
They said that one woman identified as Veena Devi (36) wife of Ya


Sunday, April 21, 2019IAF recommends Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for Vir Chakra

NEW DELHI, Apr 21: The IAF has recommended Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for a top wartime gallantry award, while also transferring him out of the Srinagar to another base on the western front till he is found medically fit to fly again.

Defence sources said Varthaman, who shot down an F-16 before his MiG-21 was also downed during the aerial skirmish with Pakistan Air Force on February


Sunday, April 21, 2019JKCA to host 1300 teams for district cricket tourneys

Srinagar, Apr 21: J&K Cricket Association is all set to launch this seasons’ district level tournaments across Kashmir.
According to a statement, the registration process has been completed with around 1300 teams registering in Kashmir province. The district Baramulla leg of the tournament started at Pattan on Saturday.
The tournament is the initiative of JKCA to provide a platform for the dist


Sunday, April 21, 2019Contractor critically injured by unidentified gunmen in Anantnag

Srinagar, Apr 21: A 54-year-old contractor was shot at and critically injured by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir district of Anantnag late on Saturday evening.
Official sources said that unidentified gunmen fired at the contractor, identified as Abdul Qayoom Pandith, outside his residence Bijbehara in Anantnag late on Saturday evening. “Pandith was critically injured in the attack,” they sa


Saturday, April 20, 2019India can’t suppress voice of Kashmiris: Pak FM

Islamabad, Apr 20: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday has criticised India for using force against the people of Kashmir, saying that India could not “suppress the voice of Kashmiris” by deploying a large number of forces in the valley, Dawn reported.

The report quoted Qureshi as having said Pakistan and India could not afford war because both were nuclear powers and had


Friday, April 19, 2019India suspends Cross-LoC trade, says ‘fueling terror’

JAMMU: Hardening its stand against Pakistan, India on Thursday indefinitely suspended cross-LoC trade at two points along the Line of Control with immediate effect, taking note of NIA probe findings and other reports that it was being "misused" by elements from across the border to smuggle weapons, narcotics and fake currency.

In an official statement, the Home Ministry said orders have been i


Friday, April 19, 2019Pigeon with secret code found near IB

JAMMU: A pigeon with a secret code written on its tail has been recovered by intelligence agency near International Border at Arnia sector in Jammu, escalating the tension among security forces as the phased manner polling process for Lok Sabha elections continue in the state.

“Security forces are on high alert because the pigeon reportedly hailed from Pakistan. Another reason for sounding hi