City and Neighbourhood

Thursday, June 21, 2018Ganaie resigns as Adv General J&K

Srinagar, June 21: Advocate general of Jammu and Kashmir Jahangir Iqbal Ganaie on Thursday resigned from his post.

His resignation came two days after the collapse of PDP-BJP government in the state.

Meanwhile, the administration has asked all the law officers appointed during the previous dispensation to tender their resignations.


Thursday, June 21, 2018Support for India on Kashmir at UN, Pakistan isolated

United Nations, June 21: Six countries have joined India in rejecting the report prepared by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

They are: Two from Asia (Bhutan, Afghanistan), one from Africa (Mauritius), one from Eurasia (Belarus), and two from Latin America (Cuba, Venezuela).

During the 'General debate on the overall update of the High Commissioner on the situ


Wednesday, June 20, 2018PDP-BJP break-up: Celebrations in parts of State, some fear lack of transparency in Guv rule

Srinagar: The break-up of the PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir sparked celebrations in parts of the Valley, even as some people expressed apprehension that Governor’s rule might lead to lack of transparency and worsen the situation in the state. The BJP pulled out of the alliance with the PDP on Tuesday, following which Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tendered her resignation. Governor’s rule


Wednesday, June 20, 2018Amarnath Yatra: Security forces asked to maintain cooperation

Srinagar: Ahead of the annual Amarnath yatra, security forces have been asked to maintain "highest level of alertness" and "synergy," police said today. The two-month long pilgrimage to the 3,880 metre high cave shrine of Amarnath will commence on June 28.
All border police stations , posts and check-points have also been directed to be strengthened and activated to neutralize any attempt of inf


Wednesday, June 20, 2018Omar demands dissolution of Assembly, fresh polls to avoid horse-trading by BJP

Srinagar, Jun 20: Demanding immediate dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly followed by fresh elections, former chief minister and vice-president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah said Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) could not be trusted and that the party would indulge in horse trading to form the government.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter on Wednesday, Mr Abdullah said, “T


Wednesday, June 20, 2018Social Media flooded with poetry, memes, jokes, ‘congratulation’ messages

JAMMU: Ever since the news of BJP pulling out of PDP-headed coalition government came out Tuesday afternoon, the Social media was laced with poetry, memes, and jokes as people reacted to what was arguably the biggest political development of the year.

Interestingly, almost all of these posts scattered over Facebook and Twitter marked sort of celebrations even as Whatsapp groups were flooded wi


Tuesday, June 19, 2018Omar meets Guv Vohra after J&K government falls

Srinagar, June 19: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah met Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday, hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party decided to pull out of the state government under Peoples Democratic Party’s Mehbooba Mufti.

"I am surprised the way BJP pulled the rug from under the CM's chair", Omar said while addressing a press conference in Srinagar.

"They di


Tuesday, June 19, 2018BJP breaks alliance with PDP. Complete timeline of the events

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced the end of alliance with People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir government. The BJP ministers have submitted their resignations to Chief Minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and MLAs have submitted their resignations to the Governor.

The decision came after BJP President met with party's J&K ministers and top leaders in Delhi


Tuesday, June 19, 2018It's over! BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU: In a sensational development, the BJP on Tuesday has decided to pull out of its ruling alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. The decision has been taken by BJP party president Amit Shah, Republic TV has learnt, after his meeting with J&K ministers.

The break-up of the alliance that came into power after the J&K Assembly election of 2014, which saw the PDP emerging as the biggest p


Tuesday, June 19, 2018Govt rejects Chinese envoy suggestion for trilateral talks between China, India and Pakistan

New Delhi, June 19: India on Monday rejected suggestion for a trilateral summit between India, China and Pakistan and asserted that India-Pakistan relations are "purely bilateral in nature".

"Matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature and have no scope for involvement of any third country," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a question.

"We ha


Monday, June 18, 2018J&K police countering Pak-based cyber terrorists

Srinagar, June 18: The Police are taking all necessary steps to counter the propaganda of Pakistan-based cyber terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, the state's Directorate General of Police (DGP) S. P. Vaid said on Monday.

Speaking to TNN, Vaid said his department had made considerable progress in thwarting this menace.

"There are some cyber-terrorists who have been feeding propaganda here, the


Monday, June 18, 2018PDP, Oppn terms suspension of 'Ramzan ceasefire' as unfortunate; BJP welcomes the step

Srinagar, Jun 18: The ruling Peoples Democratic Party and opposition parties, including National Conference and Congress, have termed suspension of 'Ramzan ceasefire' as unfortunate.

However, PDP’s coalition partner in the government, the BJP, welcoming the decision by the Centre, said, ''it is the only way to counter militancy.''

“The decision to suspend 'Ramzan ceasefire' is unfortunate.


Monday, June 18, 2018108 migrants from Pakistan get Indian citizenship

Jodhpur, June 18: A total of 108 migrants from Pakistan received Indian citizenship here in Rajasthan on Sunday.

Jodhpur District collector Ravi Kumar Surpur distributed the citizenship certificates to the former Pakistanis.

Most of these migrant-turned-Indian citizens were teary eyed when they got the certificates.

The surroundings of the Town Hall where they were given the certificates


Monday, June 18, 2018India welcomes Afghanistan extension of 'ceasefire' with Taliban

New Delhi, Jun 18: India has welcomed the decision of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to announce extension of 'ceasefire' with Taliban in Afghanistan.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Sunday said in response to a question from media that that this gesture would be reciprocated by armed groups and their supporters with complete cessation of terrorist violence.



Monday, June 18, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus to POK cancelled in view of Eid

Srinagar, June 18: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) was cancelled on Monday in view of the Eid-ul-Fitr, official sources said.

The weekly bus will not operate today, sources told TNN this morning.

A message was received from POK that bus cannot operate in view of the Eid celebrations, they said adding similarly al


Sunday, June 17, 2018Two civilians shot and injured in J&K

Srinagar, June 17: Two civilians in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district were critically injured on Saturday after being shot by unidentified gunmen, police said.

The attack took place on two civilians, identified as Aijaz Ahmad Mir and Shiraz Ahmad Malik, in Trenz village of Shopian.

"Both the injured persons have been referred by attending doctors to Srinagar for specialized treatment," a


Saturday, June 16, 2018Pak violates ceasefire on LoC, jawan martyred

Jammu, Jun 16: An Army jawan was martyred as Pakistan Army on Saturday morning initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of mortars thus violating the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan Army fired unprovoked on routine Indian Army patrol, around 700 metres inside Indian territory, defence spokesman here said.


Saturday, June 16, 2018Two Pak nationals arrested on IB in Samba

Jammu, Jun 16: The troops of BSF have arrested two Pakistani nationals along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"The BSF men guarding border, on the intervening night, apprehended two Pakistani nationals in Chak Faqira area of Samba," official sources here said.

They identified the nabbed Pakistan nationals as Sohail (31), son of Mohammad Sharif, resident of Ch


Saturday, June 16, 2018Soldier killed in Pakistan sniper fire on LoC

Jammu, June 16: An Indian soldier was killed on Saturday in Pakistani sniper fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Defence Ministry sources said the incident took place in Laam area of Nowshera sector.

Saturday's ceasefire violation came on a day Muslims are celebrating Eid on both sides of the LoC and the international border which divides Jammu and Kas


Friday, June 15, 2018Pak's ISI involved in killing of journalist Bukhari: R K Singh

New Delhi, June 15: The Government on Thursday blamed Pakistan's intelligence agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) for the killing of Jammu and Kashmir-based senior journalist Shujahat Bukhari and said this is not the first time a voice of sanity and reasoning has been silenced in the militancy-hit state.

Union Minister R K Singh told a television channel that the killing of Bukhari is a cl


Friday, June 15, 20182 policemen, 3 civilians injured in militant attack in Srinagar

Srinagar, June 15: Five people, including two policemen and three civilians were injured, when militants fired at a police checkpoint in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

Official sources told UNI that unidentified militants fired at a police checkpoint near Dental College at Kaka Sarai in Srinagar on Friday afternoon.

''Two policemen and three civilians were injured in the attack,