City and Neighbourhood

Wednesday, February 21, 2018Rain, snow likely in state from Friday

Srinagar, Feb 21 : Minimum temperatures improved appreciably in state on Wednesday as the Met forecast rain and snow across the state beginning Friday.

"A Western Disturbance is approaching the state. It is likely to become active on Friday and Saturday. Rain and snow are expected during this period," a MET official said.

The minimum temperatures across the state improved on Wednesday after


Tuesday, February 20, 2018Srinagar Police organizes sports event

Srinagar, Feb 20 : Under Civic Action Programme, Srinagar Police has organized a sports event at Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute, Habak Naseem Bagh Srinagar.

SP Hazratbal Shri Amod Nagpure formally inaugurated the event. SDPO Hazratbal Shri Sajad Ahmad Malik was also present on the occasion.

Hundreds of youth including students of Nigeen and adjacent areas participated enthusiasticall


Tuesday, February 20, 2018Fresh WD to hit J&K on Wed; day remains pleasant in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 20 : A fresh Western Disturbance (WD) is likely to hit the region on Wednesday, which could result in rain and snow in Kashmir valley, where the night temperature improved though remained several degree below freezing point.

Meanwhile, summer-like weather continued during the day due to sunshine across the valley, including Srinagar, where the maximum temperature recorded on Mond


Tuesday, February 20, 2018Earthquake rocks Jammu & Kashmir

Earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale struck Jammu & Kashmir at 12.41pm.

Srinagar: An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale struck Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the India Meteorological Department, the tremor struck at 12:41 pm and had Latitude of 33.1 and Longitude of 75.6 E.

Earlier this week, a powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday, triggering the capital`s quake alarm system and causing buildings to sway.


Tuesday, February 20, 201817 yrs old murdered brutally in RS Pura

Jammu: A dead body of 17-year-old boy from RS Pura sector was found last night wrapped in a gunny bag in a field at Kotligala Bana village after being murdered brutally.

This boy indentified as Abhay Mahajan, son of Anil Mahajan was a student of class 12th. He was the resident of Ward Number 1, RS Pura and has gone missing from his house a day before.

RS Pura Police has taken cognizance int


Tuesday, February 20, 2018Pak ceasefire violation: Police shift Uri residents to safer places

Srinagar, Feb 20 : Pakistani guns fell silent after retaliatory action by Indian troops in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, where three people were injured on Monday evening after shelling in civilian areas.

Meanwhile, in view of ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops, police shifted inhabitants of village Thajal and Soni to safer locations to avoid any casualty.

A defence ministry spokes


Monday, February 19, 2018Three guests from PoK arrive, 4 Kashmiris cross over to other side of LoC

Srinagar, Feb 19 : Three guest from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here while four Kashmiris 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 10 returnees also crossed sides at the Kaman Post, in Uri sector, official sources told TNN on Monday afternoon.

They said three residents of


Monday, February 19, 2018Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service 'Karvan-e-Aman' leaves to cross over to PoK

Srinagar, Feb 19 : 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) in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, official sources said.

The weekly bus, with four Kashmiris, left Bemina of Srinagar this morning for Kaman post, the last Ind


Sunday, February 18, 2018Srinagar police seeks help of general public to trace missing lady and her minor daughter

Srinagar, Feb18: Srinagar police seeks help of the general public in tracing missing mother and daughter, who are missing since 8th of February 2018.

One person namely Mohammad Hussain Khan son of Mohammad Shafi resident of Zaindar Mohalla Habbakadal reported in Police Station Shaheed Gunj that his wife namely Nusrat Hussain, aged about 26 years along with her daughter Fatima about 6 years old


Sunday, February 18, 2018Timber smuggler arrested, timber worth lacs of rupees recovered

Srinagar, Feb 18: Police Station Bandipora received an information through reliable sources that one person namely Nazir Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Samad Dar resident of Aloosa Bandipora is involved in timber smuggling and has kept timber in his cowshed at Aloosa for illegal sale.

On receipt of this information, a police team raided the spot and recovered 04 logs of illicit timber from his cowsh


Sunday, February 18, 2018Central University Kashmir to be set up in central Kashmir, Mehbooba

Srinagar, Feb 18: Assuring that Central University Kashmir (CUK) will be set up in the central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that there have been some difficulties in the construction university at the present site in the district.

Following the communication from Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the University has been asked to stop all the


Sunday, February 18, 2018JK Home Department ignored warnings over shifting Pak terrorists outside Kashmir: Probe

Srinagar, Feb 18: Investigations into the escape of dreaded Lashker-e-Taiba terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jhatt from a busy hospital has brought to the fore lapses at different stages, especially the failure of the prosecution wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police as well as the state home department over hurriedly issuing orders for transfer of the accused to a central jail here from Kathua in the Ja


Sunday, February 18, 2018Jawan injured in accidental mine blast on LoC in Rajouri

Jammu: An army jawan on Sunday got injured in an accidental mine blast on the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"A jawan reportedly with patrolling party inadvertently stepped over a mine, which exploded thus injuring to the soldier on the LoC in Rajouri," police sources here said.

They said that the jawan has been rushed to the hospital while more details were await


Sunday, February 18, 2018Rs 38-cr proposal for road project to protect Dal Lake

Srinagar, Feb 18: A Rs 38-crore proposal for construction of a road through interior Srinagar aimed at conserving the famous Dal Lake has been submitted to the Jammu and Kashmir government.

"We have submitted a detailed project report at an estimated cost of Rs 38 crore for construction of the Western Foreshore Road to the state government," Abdul Hafeez Masoodi, Vice Chairman of Lakes and W


Sunday, February 18, 2018Train service resumes in Kashmir after two days

Srinagar, Feb 18: Train service resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended for two days for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike on Saturday against shifting of detenues from central jail, Srinagar and killing of Hurriyat Conference (HC) leader by unidentified gunmen.

On Friday, train service was suspended for security reasons in noth Kashm


Sunday, February 18, 2018One-way traffic will continue on Srinagar-Jammu national highway

Srinagar, Feb 18: Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying essentials, left Jammu Sunday morning for Kashmir valley as only one-way traffic will continue on Srinagar-Jammu national highway till further orders, a traffic police official said.

However, the national highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir and 86-km-long historic Mughal road remained closed.

Keeping in view the cond


Sunday, February 18, 2018Sadhna top, Phirkiyan, Z-Gali reopens, Razdan pass still closed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 18: The Sadhna top, Phirkiyan and Z-Gali, connecting dozens of village, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), besides, Keran, Karnah and Tangdhar reopened again after remaining closed for about a week due to snowfall, while the road connecting Bandipora with border town of Gurez remained shut.

The Sadhna top, which links border town of Tangdhar and dozens of other far


Sunday, February 18, 2018Life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 18: Life returned to normal in the Kashmir valley on Sunday after remaining paralysed for a day due to strike, called by separatists against shifting of detenues outside the valley jails and killing of a Hurriyat Conference (HC) senior leader by unidentified gunmen in central Kashmir district of Budgam recently.

Authorities have also lifted restrictions in the areas falling und


Sunday, February 18, 2018Sunny Sunday morning in J&K

Srinagar, Feb 18: It was a sunny Sunday morning in Jammu and Kashmir after four days of cloudy weather, the MET department said.

"Present weather conditions are likely to continue in the state for the next 48 hours," a department official said.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar was 1.2 degrees Celsius while in Pahalgam it was minus 7.3 degrees Celsius.

Leh was the coldest at minus 10.7


Sunday, February 18, 2018Planning stagnated even as key positions remain vacant in dept

CM to chair review meeting on 26th Feb

JAMMU: Even as a number of initiatives have been rolled out time and again for a better administration and governance, the stagnation in terms of timely promotions has rendered the top-level administrative task force of Planning and Monitoring Department helpless, even as many key positions remain vacant, a fate common to many other key departments too.

While the lower rung or non-Gazetted em


Saturday, February 17, 2018Fresh WD approaching region, major improvement in night chill, day remain cold

Srinagar, Feb 17 : Weather will remain dry during next two days though a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) could hit the region on February 20 which could result in isolated rain in Jammu and Kashmir.

The minimum temperature remained above normal due to overcast conditions while the day was chilly due to below normal temperature and icy cold winds.

A Met department spokesman told UNI on Saturd


Saturday, February 17, 2018Normal life crippled due to strike in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 17 : Normal life was crippled on Saturday in Kashmir valley due to a strike called by the separatists against shifting of detenues to outside valley jails and killing of Hurriyat Conference (HC) leader by unidentified gunmen recently.

Meanwhile, curfew-like restrictions were imposed on Saturday morning in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of M R Gunj, Nowhatta, Rainawari,


Saturday, February 17, 2018Only one-way traffic to continue on Jammu - Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Feb 17 : Only one-way traffic will continue to ply on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, till further orders, a traffic police official said.

However, the national highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir and 86-km-long historic Mughal road besides roads leading to dozens of far flung and remote a


Friday, February 16, 2018“ARTHA”: a Mega Fest Starts In SMVD University

Katra, Feb 16: Whipping into shape this week, the School of Economics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University today inaugurated a mega fest: ARTHA.

The festival was inaugurated by the Zorawar Singh, Secretary General, Press Club of Jammu, a young and dynamic face in Media. He shared his life experience and emphasized on the importance of team spirit with Rashtriya Bhakti. He also mentioned the pro


Friday, February 16, 2018Pak accuses India of not reciprocating to its commitment to peace: minister

London, Feb 16 : Pakistan's interior minister has accused India of not reciprocating Islamabad's commitment to peace with "unilateral actions" and warned New Delhi against "bullying" his country.

Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan is trying to overcome the trust deficit that exists in the region but India has disappointed Islamabad with unilateral moves like boycotting the SAARC summit which was to be


Friday, February 16, 2018Russian skier dies, four rescued in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 16 : A Russian skier was killed while four others were rescued after they came under a snow avalanche in world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir district of Gulmarg on Friday, a police spokesman said this afternoon.

He said a group of five skiers from Russia came under a snow avalanche in Gulmarg sector. However, immediately a rescue operation w


Friday, February 16, 2018Holed up militants escape after encounter with SF in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 16 : Militants holed up in a village in north Kashmir have reportedly escaped after an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Friday, official sources said.

They said on a tip off about the presence of militants, security forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation in Palhalan area of Bar


Friday, February 16, 2018Chief Minister visits Ajmer Dargah; prays for peace, prosperity

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti prayed for peace, prosperity and wellbeing of the people of the State as she visited the shrine of famous sufi saint Hazrat Khawaja Moinud Din Chishti (R.A.) and offered a velvet ‘chadar’ and flower petals in Jaipur, Rajasthan on Thursday.


Friday, February 16, 2018No talks with those training guns at India: VP rejects Dialogue with Pak

JAMMU: Hitting out at those suggesting dialogue with Pakistan in the wake of terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that talks with countries who train guns at India are not possible.

The statement from Vice President has come in the aftermath of three terror attacks in the state in the span of four days, following which Chief Minister Mehbooba


Friday, February 16, 2018Infiltration bid foiled in Poonch, terrorist fire at CRPF camp in Pulwama

JAMMU: The Army on Thursday foiled an infiltration attempt by a group of terrorists along the Line of Control in Poonch district whereas another CRPF camp in Awantipora area of Pulwama district came under terrorists’ fired Thursday night.

While no loss of life was reported on our side, the sources informed that two intruders have been killed by the Army, which was not confirmed at the time of


Friday, February 16, 20188 posts of Judges for JJBs created

JAMMU: A city court on Thursday refused a plea seeking directions to register FIR against National Conference legislator Mohammad Akbar Lone for raising pro-Pakistan slogan in State Legislative Assembly, citing the privileges of Lone as a sitting MLA.

The plea filed by one Shakti Uppal, claiming to be worker of NC, had sought directions from Court in the name of concerned police for registeri


Friday, February 16, 2018SMHS Escape | NIA takes custody of five accused persons

SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today took the custody of five accused arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in connection with the escape of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jhatt from the SMHS hospital.

The NIA spokesman said the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate here granted a two-day transit remand of the five accused who had been nabbed by the police on Febr


Friday, February 16, 2018Highway re-opens today, one-way traffic to ply from Jammu to Sgr

Over 450 stranded vehicles cleared

SRINAGAR: In a major relief, after remaining closed for four consecutive days, the Srinagar-Jammu highway will re-open for fresh one-way traffic on Friday even as over 450 stranded vehicles at Ramban were allowed to move towards Kashmir on Thursday.

While highway was restored for stranded vehicles only on Thursday, the officials informed that fresh traffic from Jammu to Srinagar will be allowe


Friday, February 16, 2018Avalanche scare continues, fresh warning for 15 distts

JAMMU: The state government on Thursday issued a "medium danger avalanche" warning for the Kupwara and Baramulla districts of north Kashmir while a low danger warning was also issued for the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and 13 other districts.

The warning was issued following an advisory by the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), an official spokesperson said.

On the basis of


Friday, February 16, 2018#Helmet-condom | Send Basant to mental hospital: Cong legislator

JAMMU: Irked over IGP Traffic Jammu, Basant Rath’s “Helmet is like a condom” remark, a Congress legislator here demanded that the police officer be sent to any mental hospital for treatment.

He said that the mental health of the police officer was not good and hence he should be sent to any psychiatric centre for treatment.

“And if this government cannot do this, the police officer will pro


Friday, February 16, 2018Rs 500 Cr sanctioned under PMDP; Rs 229 Cr released, Rs 61 Cr utilized

Modernisation of J&K Police

JAMMU: The State Police has utilized an amount of Rs 61 crore out of Rs 229 crore released under Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for police modernization.

Under the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) announced for Jammu and Kashmir in 2015, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has sanctioned an amount of Rs 500 crore for modernization of police in Jammu and Kashmi


Friday, February 16, 2018 Another warning issued as 21-yr old rules yet to be implemented


JAMMU: Twenty-one years after it banned the cigarette smoking in all government offices of Jammu and Kashmir, the state government is yet to get past the hurdles as evident from repeated instruction seeking implementation of the said prohibition issued time and again.

On Thursday, the state government once again reprimanded its officer to ensure the ban is practiced while urging them to initia


Friday, February 16, 2018Court reserves order on bail of alleged stone pelter photojourno

JAMMU: A Delhi court today reserved its order on the bail plea of a freelance photo-journalist from Kashmir, arrested last year for alleged stone-pelting and other offences in the Valley, after he alleged that NIA was trying to gag the media.

Additional Sessions Judge Tarun Sherawat reserved the order for February 19 after hearing arguments from accused Kamran Yusuf and the probe agency, which


Friday, February 16, 2018CRPF Sentry to be promoted for foiling Sgr terrorist attack

SRINAGAR: As a reward for his bravery and timely action which prevented the terrorists from entering inside the CRPF camp in Karan Nagar in heart of Srinagar and thus saving many lives, Constable Raghunath Gaith will be given out-of-turn promotion.

“The process to give out-of-turn promotion to Gaith, who foiled the suicide attack by terrorists has been initiated,” Director General, CRPF, R R B


Friday, February 16, 2018Sunjwan: NIA yet to take over probe

JAMMU: The investigation of deadly Fidayeen attack on Sunjwan Military Station in which seven persons, including six soldiers were martyred, is yet to be handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), even as the Defence Minister had asserted early this week.

However, the agency officials expect the official order in this regard to be issued ‘sooner rather than later’.



Friday, February 16, 2018Govt reshuffles counsels’ deptts | AG gets FCS&CA, AAG Padroo gets key deptts

JAMMU: Less than a week after it warned senior government lawyers of disciplinary action, including cancellation of appointment, for their non-appearance in courts to represent it, the state government on Thursday affected a major reallocation of different departments to these law officers including Advocate General, Senior Additional Advocates General and Additional Advocates General.

For the


Friday, February 16, 2018Dozens of far-flung villages remain cut off in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 16 : Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained cut off with their respective district and tehsil headquarters due to accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions.

The Sadhna top, Z-Gali and Phirkiyan pass remained closed due to moderate to heavy snowfall on Sunday night, official sources told UNI on Friday.

The road


Friday, February 16, 2018One-way traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu, Feb 16 : The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway that had remained closed for the last four days, was restored for one-way traffic on Friday.

"Traffic will move from Jammu to Srinagar. No vehicle will be allowed in the opposite direction," a traffic official said.

The highway had remained closed due to multiple landslides in Udhampur and Ramban districts stranding thousands of