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Tuesday, November 24, 2020Lieutenant Governor’s Message on the ‘Martyrdom Day’ of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, on the ‘Martyrdom Day’ of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, has paid rich tributes to the ultimate sacrifice of the Ninth Sikh Guru, who inspires the entire nation to protect faith, belief and rights of the people.

"Teachings and martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji underlines one of the most fundamental principles of human existence which is ensuring the right of ev


Tuesday, November 24, 2020J&K people joined mainstream of development first time: PM Modi

Jammu: Asserting that the 17th Lok Sabha has become a part of history due to a number of landmark decisions including abrogation of Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that people of Jammu and Kashmir have also joined the mainstream of development, with many new laws coming into effect in the union territory for the first time.
As the age of 16, 17 and 18 years is v


Tuesday, November 24, 2020Nagrota attack India briefs envoys, shows proof of Pak’s involvement

Jammu: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday briefed a group of foreign envoys, including from the US, Russia and France on the planned terror attack by Pakistan-based terrorist group JeM in Nagrota in Jammu which was foiled by security forces on November 19, sources said.
These heads of missions were provided with a comprehensive "information docket" giving the details of the incid


Tuesday, November 24, 2020Pak’s intruder shot dead by BSF, BAT action foiled

Jammu: The Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Monday shot dead a Pakistani intruder and foiled an infiltration bid along the International Border (IB) in Samba district as well as Border Action Team's (BAT) action close to the fence at the Machil sector in north Kashmir's Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Officials said that the body is lying on the zero line and has not been retriev


Tuesday, November 24, 2020#COVID 351 new cases take tally to 1.06L,death toll 1641

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 12 more deaths due to COVID-19, pushing the total number of fatalities due to the deadly virus to 1,641, while the Union Territory recorded 351 positive cases on Monday, taking the overall tally of infections to 106899.
Of the latest 12 fatalities, 7deaths were reported in Jammu and 5 from Valley. With fresh 7 deaths in Jammu region, the death toll has reac


Tuesday, November 24, 2020Advisor Khan tests negative

JAMMU: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, on Monday tested negative for COVID-19 and has been discharged from the hospital.
Advisor Khan was being treated at SMVD Narayana Hospital at Katra from the last couple of days.
Advisor Khan has expressed his gratefulness to the doctors and management, besides para medical staff of the hospital for taking good care of COVID-19 positive patie


Tuesday, November 24, 2020PM to hold meet today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet with chief ministers and other representatives of states and union territories via video conferencing on Tuesday to review the COVID-19 situation and discuss the vaccine distribution strategy, sources said.
The leaders who would attend the meeting include Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,


Tuesday, November 24, 2020PDP leader quizzed by NIA

Jammu: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Monday questioned the PDP’s youth leader Waheed ur Rehman Para in connection with the dysp Devender Singh and Hizbul Mujahideen commander Naveed Babu’s arrest case, in New Delhi. Para will be questioned for the second consecutive day tomorrow as well.
A top NIA official said that today, PDP youth leader Para was questioned for the entire day in the New


Tuesday, November 24, 2020CBI to probe role of top leaders in Roshni Scam

New Delhi: In a major development, Roshni land scam amounting to whopping Rs 25,000 crore has been unearthed in Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is set to investigate the role of top leaders of the state in multi-crore land grab case.
Role of a former J&K Chief Minister will also be investigated, the reports said.
Under the Roshni scheme, encroached state land was t


Tuesday, November 24, 2020BJP expelled three activists

Jammu: The BJP on Monday expelled its three senior activists after one of them filed nomination papers for the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections against the official candidate of the party here.
The expulsion of rebel candidate Balbir Lal and his supporters Mandal Pradhan and Marh Shakti Sharma and vice president Kissan morcha Harjeet Singh was ordered by J-K BJP president Ra


Tuesday, November 24, 2020PAGD playing politics of bullets: Anurag Thakur

Jammu: The BJP is doing the politics of ballot to strengthen democracy in Jammu and Kashmir, Union minister Anurag Thakur has said as he lashed out at the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) and accused it of playing the politics of bullets to scare the people in the union territory.
He also asserted that Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution, which were nullified by the BJP


Tuesday, November 24, 2020SEC assures adequate security for DDC polls

Srinagar: State Election Commissioner K K Sharma said adequate number of additional forces have come from outside and a “very comfortable security environment” will remain in place to ensure free, fair and smooth elections.
Addressing a press conference here, Sharma said that additional forces have come from outside and they are being deployed in districts while a few are on the way to Kashmir.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020Kashmir receives season's first snowfall

Srinagar: Most of the plain areas in Kashmir experienced the season's first snowfall on Monday, even as the higher reaches witnessed heavy precipitation, leading to the closure of Srinagar-Leh road which connects the valley with Ladakh, officials said here.
The MeT office has issued an 'Orange Colour' weather warning for the higher reaches of J-K and Sonmarg -Zojila axis on the Srinagar-Leh road


Tuesday, November 24, 2020Traffic suspended Jammu-Srinagar NH

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic on Monday due to fresh snowfall and landslides in Ramban district, officials said.
Over 300 vehicles have been stranded due to the closure of the highway.
The 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was blocked by a landslide in Ramban district, they said.
Traffic has been halted d


Tuesday, November 24, 2020Veteran Congressman Tarun Gogoi passed away

Guwahati: Veteran Congress leader and a three-term former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi died here on Monday while undergoing treatment for post-COVID-19 complications, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
He was 84 and is survived by wife Dolly, daughter Chandrima and son Gaurav, a Lok Sabha member.
Gogoi, thrice chief minister of the state from 2001 to 2016, breathed his last at


Tuesday, November 24, 2020RBI’s Patnaik assumes office

JAMMU: Kamal P Patnaik on Monday took over the charge as the new Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India for the UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
Before joining RBI Jammu, he was Chief General Manager (O-I-C) at RBI, Kochi Office.
Thomas Mathew, former Regional Director has been transferred from Jammu and has taken over charge as Chief General Manager, Department of Regulation, Central Offic


Tuesday, November 24, 2020Govt transfers three officers

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration Monday ordered transfer and posting of three officers.
As per the order, Syed Altaf Hussain Musvi, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Zainpora, holding additional charge of Sub-Registrar, Zainpora, is transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Youth Services and Sports Department, vice Mushtaq Ahmad Lone. Sarib Sahran, awaiting orders of


Tuesday, November 24, 2020India tally 90.95Lakh

New Delhi: India on Monday, reported 44,059 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 91,39,866. The death toll increased by 511 to 1,33,738.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 4,43,486 active cases across the country, while 85,62,641 patients have been discharged.
On Monday, ICMR said that a total of 13,25,82,730 samples have been tested for COVID-


Monday, November 23, 2020Pak behind Ban encounter, tunnel found

Jammu: A senior BSF official on Sunday said that the role of Pakistan cannot be denied because, without their involvement, the tunnel cannot be dug along the international border.

BSF along with J&K Police in a joint search operation have detected a 150-meter long tunnel in Regal village of Samba sector of Jammu region.

A day after recovery of Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), manufactured by a P


Monday, November 23, 2020Article 370 not there now, it will never be: Shahnawaz

Srinagar: The BJP Sunday said Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was buried by Parliament following proper procedures of law, and expressed hope that it will not be restored by the Supreme Court.

Several mainstream parties from Jammu and Kashmir have challenged in the Supreme Court the Centre's August 5, 2019 decision to withdraw Article 370 and also divide the sta


Monday, November 23, 2020Cong not serious, Rahul only doing tourism politics: Shahnawaz

Srinagar: Alleging that the Congress party was not serious about fighting elections in the country anymore, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Sunday said that Rahul Gandhi is only doing ‘tourism politics.’

“I appeal to the people of J&K to join PM Modi on the path of development. We are at the Centre and will stay there for a very long time because Ra


Monday, November 23, 2020Govt suspends members of Medical Board on student’s death

Jammu: Taking prompt action against those alleged to be responsible for the death of differently abled class 10 student in Srinagar, the Jammu and Kashmir Government today suspended three members of District Medical Board Srinagar along with Class-IV.

It is alleged that the deceased student died at the door of the board after being denied a scribe by JKBOSE to write for his class 10 exams in v


Monday, November 23, 2020Advanced arrangements in place to ensure transparent, safe DDC Polls, says SEC

Srinagar: The State Election Commissioner, Jammu and Kashmir, K.K Sharma, today said that all advanced arrangements are being put in place to ensure transparent, safe and secure conduct of first time District Development Council elections, ULB and panchayat by elections in the Union Territory.

These remarks were made by State Election Commissioner, while chairing a meeting held to review law a


Monday, November 23, 202035 in fray, 2 elected unopposed in Kathua

Jammu: As many as 35 candidates are in fray for Phase III of District Development Council and Panchayat By polls in Kathua district.

Under Phase III the elections for District Development Council (DDC) and by-election for vacant Sarpanch and Panch seats are being held in Basohli and Billawar blocks.

As per the elections schedule issued by DPEO, the voting for phase-III will be held on Decem


Monday, November 23, 2020PAGD announces seat sharing for DDC Phase-5 elections

Srinagar: The People’s Alliance of Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), amalgam of political parties in Kashmir on Sunday announced seat sharing for the fifth phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections, election of which will be held on December 10.

The last date of filling the nominations is on 23rd, November.

The list of seat sharing for the fifth phase of District Development Council el


Monday, November 23, 2020Bike rally on a new adventure circuit of Jammu region

JAMMU: For those seeking rendezvous with adventure in Jammu region, Directorate of Tourism Jammu is organizing a bike rally covering famous destinations like Chenani, Sudh Mahadev, Dudu, Basantgarh, Shivgali, Ramnagar, Surinsar and Mansar, from 27th to 29th November, 2020.

“Taking baby steps towards normalcy after lockdown hiatus, we are planning a bike rally on the route viz Jammu-Udhampur-Ch


Monday, November 23, 2020Azad hits out at ‘5-star culture’ in Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress churn over its rapidly depleting electoral base continued on Sunday with letter writer and veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad saying the party had been hit by a “five-star culture” and stood disconnected from the grassroots.

Calling for urgent elections at the level of block, district and state Congress committees, Azad, who was among 23 leaders to urge Congress president Sonia G


Monday, November 23, 2020COVID: J&K reports fresh 564 +ve cases, 5 deaths

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Sunday informed that 564 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (274 from Jammu division and 290 from Kashmir division), have been reported thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 106548.

Also five deaths have been reported; four from Jammu division and one from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 579 more COVID-19 patients hav


Monday, November 23, 2020Ladakh reports two more COVID-19 deaths, 79 new cases

Leh: Ladakh has recorded two more coronavirus-related deaths and 79 fresh cases, taking the fatality figure to 98 and the virus tally to 7,866, officials said on Sunday.

Both the deaths and new cases were reported from Leh district, which has witnessed a surge in the COVID-19 cases over the past one month, the officials said, as a civil society group called for a voluntary week-long lockdown f


Monday, November 23, 2020Soldier commits “suicide” in Poonch

Jammu: A soldier allegedly shot himself dead on Sunday with his service rifle at a forward post near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, said officials.

Havaldar Rajinder Kumar was on duty when he reportedly shot himself with his rifle at his post in Salootri area around 8.25 am, the officials said.

He was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to injuries


Monday, November 23, 2020Sub-zero temperatures across Kashmir; coldest night of season in Srinagar

Srinagar: Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season as the minimum temperature dropped several degrees below the freezing point across Kashmir on Sunday, even as the meteorological department has forecast a spell of wet weather in the Valley from Monday.

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius Saturday night which is the lowest so far this season, a MeT official said, adding


Monday, November 23, 2020Jaish militant arrested in Pulwama

Srinagar: A militant of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) was arrested by security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said on Sunday.

They said security forces conducted a CASO in a village in Pulwama last night and arrested a JeM militant identified as Nissar Ahmad Rather, a resident of Tral.

Earlier, during the day on Saturday se


Monday, November 23, 2020Pakistan targets villages, forward posts along IB, LoC

JAMMU: Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and Rajouri district, drawing retaliation from Indian troops, officials said on Sunday.

However, there was no report of any casualty in the latest ceasefire violation which came a day after a personnel of the Indian Army was killed and three ot


Monday, November 23, 2020Govt allows post-grad Ayurveda docs to train in performing surgeries

NEW DELHI: The Government has issued a notification authorising post-graduate practitioners in specified streams of Ayurveda to be trained to perform surgical procedures such as excisions of benign tumours, nasal and cataract surgeries, a move which has drawn flak from the modern medicine fraternity.

The November 20 gazette notification by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), a statu


Monday, November 23, 2020India to achieve 450 GWs of renewable energy by 2030: Modi

New Delhi: In order to adopt low-carbon and climate-resilient development practices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India is taking a big step ahead to achieve 450 GigaWatts of renewable energy by 2030.

Speaking on the occasion of virtual G-20 Summit Side Event: ‘Safeguarding the Planet - The Circular Carbon Economy Approach’, the Prime Minister said, “We will meet our goal o


Monday, November 23, 2020Equipment shortage ‘delaying’ Laparoscopic surgeries in Jammu GMC

Jammu: Although nearly seven months during COVID pandemic when the Union Government ordered Unlock exercise across the country, the Out Patient Department (OPD) and surgeries facilities in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir also resumed but the shortage of equipment allegedly delaying Laparoscopic surgeries at one of the prominent hospitals, Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu.



Sunday, November 22, 2020Teacher violates MCC, suspended

Jammu: A government teacher in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district was on Saturday placed under suspension for violation of the model code of conduct, an official spokesman said.
The model code is in force in the Union Territory in view of the District Development Council (DDC) elections and the bypolls to panchayat and urban local bodies, which are scheduled to be held in eight phases, beginning


Sunday, November 22, 2020BJP expels leader for contesting in DDC polls against party candidate

Jammu: The BJP on Saturday expelled a leader for contesting the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections against the official candidate of the party.
BJP president Ravinder Raina ordered the expulsion of state executive member Arun Sharma from the primary membership of the party following the recommendation of the disciplinary committee, a party spokesman said.
The disciplinary com


Sunday, November 22, 2020India clocks 46,232 fresh nCoV cases, 564 deaths

New Delhi: India witnessed a fresh spike of 46,232 COVID cases in the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry update said here.
Nation's contagion tally has now surged to 90,50,598 after the latest spike in cases.
Talking of the deaths due to the pandemic, 564 more lives were lost in the past 24 hours, wherein 118 were from the National Capital pushing the country's death toll to 1,32,726 till


Sunday, November 22, 2020Countries that support terrorism should be isolated: Venkaiah

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called on the global community to isolate countries that support terrorism and impose strict sanctions against them.
Expressing concern over the rising scourge of terrorism, Naidu appealed to the United Nations to conclude and accept early talks on India's long-pending proposal of 'Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism'.
He sa


Sunday, November 22, 2020Imran, Matto among three candidates in fray for SMC Mayor seat

Srinagar: Three candidates including a former Mayor and Deputy Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) are in fray for the vacant seat of Mayor SMC seat, election of which will be held next week, officials said.
As per the reports, the last date for the filling nominations papers for the post of Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation ended today after the date of elections for the vacant seat w


Sunday, November 22, 2020Pak shells forward areas, soldier martyred, women injured in Rajouri, Poonch

Jammu: An Army soldier attained martyrdom while two women suffered injuries on Saturday as Pakistan Army shelled forward areas and targeted civilians close to the Line of Control in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
A soldier attained martyrdom as Pakistani Army opened fire on forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on Saturday morning.
The unprovoked


Sunday, November 22, 2020Lotus will bloom in Dal Lake after DDC polls in J&K: Shahnawaz

Srinagar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain who is in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) election, on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi resides in the hearts of the people of the valley, and the ‘lotus’ will bloom in Dal Lake after the polls.
“People of the Valley are very excited about the upcoming election. After the abrog


Sunday, November 22, 2020Two militant associates arrested

Awantipora: Awantipora Police arrested two militant associates of proscribed outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad from Tral and Pampore area who are involved in providing shelter, support, logistics as well as in transporting of arms/ ammunition of the terrorists in Pampore and Tral area and passing sensitive information to the terrorists of proscribed outfit JeM.
The arrested militant associates have been i


Sunday, November 22, 2020Nagrota Encounter: India summons Pak official

New Delhi: India today summoned the Charge d’Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission to raise concerns over Thursday’s encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nagrota, in which four suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed.
The Foreign Ministry registered a strong protest, demanding Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists and terror groups operating from their territory while dismantling the t


Sunday, November 22, 2020ED conducts searches at seven locations in J&K in connection with suspicious transactions in J&K Bank

Srinagar: The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) on Saturday conducted searches at seven places across Jammu and Kashmir under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) in a case relating to suspicious transactions in J&K Bank.
The ED conducted raids at six locations in Srinagar and one in Anantnag district.
The ED initiated investigation under PMLA after CID, CIK Srinagar


Sunday, November 22, 2020Kishtwar, Doda deliberately ignored by earlier Governments: Jitendra

Jammu: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that Kishtwar and erstwhile Doda districts were deliberately ignored by earlier governments and challenged anybody to come forward and compare the magnitude of development accomplished in the last nearly seven years with the earlier seven decades.
Addressing a series of meetings of BJP workers during his tour of Kishtwar and Doda districts


Saturday, November 21, 2020Jaish terrorists planned ‘something big’ on 26/11

PM holds review meeting, Thanks SFs for foiling it

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a review meeting with the top security brass, including Home Minister Amit Shah, as it emerged that Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists killed in an encounter on the outskirts of Jammu, were planning a big terror operation on the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack.
Government sources said NSA Ajit Doval, foreign secretary and top intelligence of


Saturday, November 21, 2020Nagrota Encounter: No clue about truck driver, infiltration route; Pak drone seen flying near IB

JAMMU: In a significant development, top security officials on Friday asserted that Pakistani Rangers in Shakargarh area of Punjab’s Narowal district in Pakistan helped four terrorists of proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) infiltrate into India.
They said that earlier it was apprehension that the militants had infiltrated from Bobian sector, Samba, but BSF made it clear that they h


Saturday, November 21, 2020SMC Mayor Election: NC files petition, calls it violation of MCC

Srinagar: A day after the officials announced elections dates for the vacant seat of Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) has filed a petition calling it a violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
The announcement of elections for Mayor SMC comes at a time when a process on electing councilors on four vacant seats is going. As per the reports


Saturday, November 21, 2020J&K soon to have Digital Taxi service facility

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Friday reviewed the preparations to roll out plying of digital taxi services in the Union Territory here at a meeting.
The Transport Department informed that any company registered under the Companies’ Act or a firm registered under the Partnership Act can apply for a license. The Department will, however, give preference to a regis


Saturday, November 21, 2020Article 370 is not sub-judice, no power on earth can bring it back: Shahnawaz

SRINAGAR: Claiming that the matter involving revocation of Article 370 is not sub-judice in the Supreme Court (SC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Friday said that no power on earth can bring it back.
The BJP spokesperson -who is in Kashmir valley to campaign for his party candidates, contesting in the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elec


Saturday, November 21, 2020Rs 871 cr budget allocated for School Education Sector in Ladakh UT

Jammu: To streamline the education system in the Union Territory of Ladakh, an amount of Rs 871 crore has been allocated for School Education during current year.
“Rs 871.00 crores budget has been allocated to the education sector for Ladakh during current year which is a multifold increase over previous years allocations,” Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Commissioner Secretary said while giving a brief of th


Saturday, November 21, 2020DDC polls: SEC frames guidelines for star campaigners

Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir’s State Election Commission has ordered that travel expenses of star campaigners will not be billed to the election expenditure of the candidates.
According to the guidelines, the expenditure on travel incurred by leaders of a political party for propagating programme of that party shall not be treated as expenditure incurred/authorized by a candidate of that political


Saturday, November 21, 2020LG assures parties of smooth campaign for upcoming DDC polls

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has assured political parties of smooth campaign for the upcoming local body elections and said the polls would go a long way in strengthening panchayati raj institutions in the Union Territory.
Responding to a letter by CPI(M) leader Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami who had raised the issue of candidates being kept away from their constituencies and no


Saturday, November 21, 2020LG, Dir DIPR condole journo’s demise

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has condoled the untimely demise of Greater Kashmir journalist Mudasir Ali.
In his message, the Lt Governor said, “Deeply saddened to learn about the unfortunate demise of young journalist Mudasir Ali. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and colleagues”.
Meanwhile Director Information and Public Relations, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar condol


Saturday, November 21, 2020SFs rescue 19 people stuck in snow

Jammu: Nineteen people who were trapped in snow on the Mughal road in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district were rescued by security forces, officials said on Friday.
These people were travelling from Shopian to Poonch when their vehicles got stuck in the snow accumulated on the road at Pir ki Gali on Thursday night, they said.
As soon as the information was received, teams from Army and police l


Saturday, November 21, 2020Hepatitis outbreak creates scare in Pulwama village

Srinagar: The outbreak of hepatitis has created a scare in Agri Check village in Rajpora locality of South Kashmir's Pulwama district with locals blaming Jal Shakti department for failing to provide them with potable drinking water.
Locals expressed that they are worried, as hepatitis has mostly affected children here and so far over one dozen children have taken ill.
They said that as there is


Saturday, November 21, 2020MGNREGA workers ‘half paid’ since 2015, PIL filed in HC

Jammu: To fight for the rights of lakhs of villagers from different parts of the Union Territory engaged under MGNREGA scheme, All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference have filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking payment for these workers as it is claimed that they have been ‘half paid’ since 2015.
One of the Panchayat Conference representatives her


Saturday, November 21, 2020Fresh 661 +ve cases reported in J&K, 4 deaths

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Friday informed that 661 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (253 from Jammu division and 408 from Kashmir division), have been reported thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 105376.
Also four deaths have been reported; 02 from Jammu division and 02 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 539 more COVID-19 patients have recov


Saturday, November 21, 2020Haryana minister first to get COVID vaccine dose

Ambala: Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij was on Friday administered a trial dose of potential coronavirus vaccine Covaxin here, becoming the first volunteer for the phase three trial of the vaccine across the country.
The phase three trial of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin began in the state on Friday and the 67-year old senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader was administered the trial dose at the Civ


Saturday, November 21, 2020LMO starts functioning at GMC

Jammu: The Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) Plant at the Government Medical College Hospital was made functional on Friday in order to strengthen the oxygen supply for the COVID patients as well as non COVID patients admitted in the hospital.
The installation of such vital equipment, first of its kind in the Union territory, will be beneficial in order to meet any exigency in the near future.
With t


Saturday, November 21, 2020COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 90-lakh mark

NEW DELHI : India’s COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 90-lakh mark on Friday with 45,882 new cases, while the recoveries surged to 84.28 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.6 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,04,365 and the death toll climbed to 1,32,162 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 584 lives in a span of 24 hour


Saturday, November 21, 2020PDP leader summoned: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Alleging that a PDP leader was summoned to a police station in Srinagar on Friday, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said he was asked to report and stay in the station from 0800 hrs to 2000 hrs everyday till SMC elections are over.
Mehbooba, who is the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said as usual the justification was given that the order had come from senior authorit


Saturday, November 21, 2020Kashmiri, Punjabi paper rescheduled to Nov 22

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) on Friday postponed the optional Punjabi and Kashmiri paper of 8th standard.
It has been learnt that the examination papers were scheduled to be held in the second meeting on November 21.
“The examination of Punjabi and Kashmiri is rescheduled to be held on November 22 at 11 AM,” reads the SCERT notificat


Saturday, November 21, 2020IED defused, tragedy averted

Srinagar: Security forces on Friday averted a major tragedy when they detected and defused a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted near a mosque in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, official sources said.
They said a joint patrol party of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF noticed some suspicious object fitted with a pipe near a


Saturday, November 21, 2020CBSE Board exams soon, says Secy

NEW DELHI: The CBSE exams for class 10 and 12 will happen for sure and a schedule is likely to be announced soon, board secretary Anurag Tripathi said on Friday.
The comments by Tripathi come amid demands from various quarters for cancellation or postponement of board exams in view of rising COVID-19 cases.
“The board exams will happen for sure and a schedule will be announced very soon. The CB


Saturday, November 21, 2020Murmu elected IPU external auditor

NEW DELHI: The Comptroller & Auditor General of India Girish Chandra Murmu has been elected as External Auditor of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), Geneva for three years, an official statement said on Friday.
Murmu will assume the position shortly by taking charge from Supreme Audit Institution of Switzerland.
The election took place at the virtual meeting of the 284th session of the IPU which


Friday, November 20, 2020Four terrorists killed in Ban Gun Battle

2 SOG men injured, arms, ammunition recovered

Jammu: Security forces on Thursday morning eliminated four terrorists in a fierce gun battle triggered near Ban village in Nagrota area here on city outskirts.
Speaking to reporters here at a press conference, Inspector General of Police Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh said that a newly infiltrated group of four militants were killed at Ban Toll Plaza near Nagrota on Jammu-Srinagar National highway afte


Friday, November 20, 2020Ultras were on way to SK to disturb DDC Polls: IGP Kashmir

Bandipora: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range Vijay Kumar Thursday said that four slain militants killed in an encounter at Ban Toll Plaza near Nagrota on Srinagar-Jammu highway had infiltrated from Samba sector of Jammu and were on way to South Kashmir to disrupt upcoming District Development Council (DDC) polls.
Speaking to reporters at North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on the si


Friday, November 20, 2020Jammu IGP made every attempt to secure surrender of terrorists

Jammu: Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh made every attempt to secure the surrender of four heavily-armed suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists before they were killed in a fierce gunbattle on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway early on Thursday, officials said.
They said the attempts for their surrender were to understand the nefarious designs of Pakistan-based terror group JeM.
A shor


Friday, November 20, 2020No outside forces can derail our mission of peace and progress: Manoj Sinha

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today visited Government Medical College Jammu here to enquire about the wellbeing of JKP jawans injured while neutralizing terrorists in an encounter at Nagrota earlier today.
The Lt Governor met the injured personnel undergoing treatment at the hospital and assured the men of the best possible health facility for their treatment besides lauding their exem


Friday, November 20, 2020GOC 16 Corps briefs J&K LG on security

Jammu: General Officer Commanding, GOC, 16 Corps Lieutenant General M V Suchindra Kumar on Thursday called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here at the Raj Bhavan.
The GOC discussed important security issues and the overall security management in the Union Territory with the Lt Governor.
He briefed the Lt Governor about the prevailing scenario along the forward areas including the Line of Con


Friday, November 20, 2020DDC Polls: PAGD announces seat-sharing formula for 4th phase

Srinagar: The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) announced its seat-sharing formula on Thursday for the fourth phase of the District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir, voting for which will take place on December 7.
The list was released on the alliance's official Twitter handle.
It was approved by PAGD chairman and NC president Farooq Abdullah.
According to the


Friday, November 20, 2020Effective measures being taken to check infiltration by terrorists: BSF DG

Srinagar: Amid a spike in infiltration attempts by terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC), the BSF chief on Thursday said the period before very heavy snowfall in Kashmir is “very suitable” for militants to cross over to this side and that security forces were prepared to tackle the situation.
Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) Rakesh Ashtana said the forces were fully prepared


Friday, November 20, 2020MHA may soon make photos, crime citations of corrupt cops’ public

Jammu: Taking a serious note of corruption cases allegedly rising in the police forces, the Union Home Ministry may soon take a call on publicizing photos and crime citations of corrupt cops at police stations across the country.
Top sources here said that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, which is responsible for the country's internal security—has prepared a roadmap to expose the corrupt cop


Friday, November 20, 2020Art 370’s abolition demolished ‘speed breaker’ of redundant laws in J&K: Naqvi

Srinagar: Senior BJP leader and Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the abolition of Article 370 has demolished the “speed breaker” of redundant laws which had obstructed the development process in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
He also said ‘Gupkar Declaration’, an alliance of various mainstream political parties demanding the restoration of special status to Jammu and Kashmir,


Friday, November 20, 2020Woman injured as Pak Rangers shell areas along IB in Kathua

Jammu: Pakistani Rangers opened fire and shelled border out posts (BoPs) and hamlets along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, leaving a woman injured, officials said on Thursday.
The Pakistani troops targeted several BoPs and few hamlets in Manyari, Sapwal and Karol Krishna on late Wednesday night, prompting an effective retaliation by the BSF, the officials said.


Friday, November 20, 2020COVID: J&K reports fresh 560 +ve cases, five deaths

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Thursday informed that 560 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (247 from Jammu Division and 313 from Kashmir Division), have been reported thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 104715.
Also five deaths have been reported; three from Jammu division and two from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 565 more COVID-19 patients have


Friday, November 20, 2020Hafiz Saeed sentenced to 10 yrs jail

LAHORE: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was on Thursday sentenced to 10 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan in two more terror cases.
Saeed, a UN designated terrorist whom the US has placed a USD 10 million bounty on, was arrested on July 17 last year in the terror financing cases. He was sentenced to 11 years in jail by an anti-terroris


Friday, November 20, 2020India slams Pak, says polls in Gilgit-Baltistan aimed at hiding illegal occupation of territory

New Delhi: India slammed Pakistan for holding elections in Gilgit-Baltistan, saying it was aimed at hiding Pakistan's illegal occupation of its territory.
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava asserted that Gilgit-Baltistan was an integral part of India since 1947.
Asked at an online briefing about elections held in Gilgit-Baltistan and protests against the poll process th


Friday, November 20, 2020Ladakh records 60 new COVID-19 cases

LEH: Ladakh has reported 60 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 7,623, while 66 patients have recovered from the disease during the past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
A total of 94 people have died due to COVID-19 in the twin districts of Leh and Kargil.
While 54 deaths had taken place in Leh, 40 others succumbed to the virus in Kargil since the outbreak of the pandemic,


Friday, November 20, 2020News Reports Of Indian Army Action In PoK Are Fake: DGMO

New Delhi: Indian Army Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh on Thursday clarified that the Indian Army has not conducted any action in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

"Reports of the Indian Army's action in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) across the Line of Control are fake," Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh told news agency.

The DGMO's clarification


Friday, November 20, 2020#COVIE19 || Fresh spike of 45,576 new cases in India

New Delhi: India on Thursday witnessed a fresh spike of 45,576 nCoV cases pushing the country's COVID tally to 89,58,484, the Union Health Ministry update said.
Talking of fatalities, 585 more people lost their lives to the highly contagious virus in the past 24 hours taking the pandemic death toll to 1,31,578.
Active case count of the nation has further witnessed a dip by 3,502 since Wednesday


Friday, November 20, 2020India slams Pak for infiltration of terrorists

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday slammed Pakistan for continued infiltration of terrorists and induction of weapons to fuel terror activities, reminding Islamabad of its bilateral commitment to not allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India in any manner.
Answering a query about cross-border terrorism and an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Nagrot


Friday, November 20, 2020Rajnath launches portal for defence land mgmt system

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday launched a portal for defence land management system (LMS) that is expected to bring greater transparency, efficiency and speed in dealing with land management matters.
“As part of efforts to improve overall management of defence land, for the first time an LMS has been developed by the Department of Defence (DOD) in conjunction with the Dire


Friday, November 20, 2020Minor dies of gunshot in Rajouri

Jammu: A minor boy on Thursday died of gunshot in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Police sources here said that an eight year old boy received a gunshot injury at his home in Hari Chuma village of the district.
“The boy has died and there was a gunshot injury mark on his body,” police said adding that an investigation into the mysterious case has been initiated.
The deceased was identif