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Wednesday, September 19, 2018ADMINISTRATIVE RESTRUCTURING Expenditure allocation powers shifted to Finance Department

PD&MD to act as Monitoring Deptt; Commercial courts coming up

SRINAGAR: In a major administrative restructuring, the State Administrative Council (SAC)—equivalent to cabinet in popular government, today transferred the expenditure allocation powers from the Planning Department to the Finance Department.

Under the new move, the expenditure functions including allocation of resources, authorization, releases, revalidation, re-appropriation etc, earlier per


Wednesday, September 19, 2018BSF Jawan martyred in Pak firing

LoC breached in Poonch; CRPF man injured in Valley

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: A BSF Head Constable was killed after a patrolling party of the frontier guarding force was fired upon by Pakistan from across the border Tuesday morning, hours after the enemy nation opened heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

Another CRPF trooper was injured when terrorists carried out a midnight attack on the paramilitary forces camp in Pulwama distric


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Notification issued for ULB polls’s phase-I

SRINAGAR: The Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra Tuesday issued notification for the conduct of the first phase of Municipal Polls in the state, to be held on October 8.

As per the notification, in Jammu Division the elections will be held in Phase-I in Jammu Municipal Corporation ( wards 1 to 75), Municipal Committee Bishnah (1 to 13 wards), Municipal Committee Arnia (1 to 13 wards), Munic


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Malik to chair conference of DCs, SPs today

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday will chair the state-level conference of all District Development Commissioners (DDCs) and District Police Heads--Superintendents of Police.

The all important conference will be held at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) here on 19th September from 11.00 am.

The conference would also be attended by the Advisors to Governor,


Wednesday, September 19, 2018#VasudhaivaKutumbakam Without Muslims, there will be no Hindutva in India: Bhagwat

‘RSS doesn't interfere in govt policies, functioning’

NEW DELHI: Often under attack for its "exclusionary" agenda, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said there will be no "Hindu rashtra" without Muslims in India and Hindutva encompasses fraternity and unity in diversity.

He also rubbished speculation of the RSS influencing the government's functioning, asserting that the Sangh does not dictate the BJP's politics or policies of its government, bu


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Guv briefed on security situation

SRINAGAR: A top BSF official and a senior Army official on Tuesday briefed Governor Satya Pal Malik about the security situation and their operations in the state.

"Lt Gen Y K Joshi, General Officer Commanding of Army's 14 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here. Lt Gen Joshi briefed the governor regarding the situation along the Line of Control and the Line of Actual Contro


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Major Gogoi attached, will face ‘Summary of Evidence’

SRINAGAR: The Army has shifted Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the ‘human shield’ controversy, out of his unit and attached to local formation headquarters after being indicted by an Army Court of Inquiry (CoI) for “fraternising” with a local woman in Srinagar, officials said on Tuesday.

Last month, the CoI instituted by the Army indicted Gogoi, an officer with 53 Rashtriya Rifles


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Jammu Gandola Project HC asks AAG to file affidavit, MD CCC to appear in person

JAMMU: Taking cognizance of the delay in the much-anticipated projects concerning the winter capital—the artificial lake in River Tawi and Gandola project from Mubarakh Mandi to Bahu Fort, the state High Court on Tuesday has directed the state government to file an affidavit in this connection.

The court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation, seeking clarification from the government on the


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Def Min approves procurement of military equipment @Rs 9100 crore No proposal to downsize Indian Army: DM

NEW DELHI: The Defence Ministry Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of military equipment and weapons, including two regiments of Aakash missile systems, at a cost of Rs 9,100 crore, officials said.

The acquisition proposals were approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the ministry's highest decision making body on procurement.

The DAC also approved the design and developme


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Start-Up Policy-18 rolled out

SRINAGAR: The state government Tuesday rolled out state's maiden 'Start-Up Policy 2018', which will be in force for next 10 years, for inspiring and nurturing a new breed of entrepreneurs.

"The Industries and Commerce Department formally rolled out the maiden 'J&K Start-up Policy-2018' for the state. The policy was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Salaries of ACD, DFO withheld for missing ULB elections meet

RAJOURI: The salaries of two senior officers were withheld in Rajouri district Tuesday for allegedly missing a key meeting in connection with the upcoming urban local bodies elections here.

The order to withhold the salaries was issued by Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad.

The two erring officers include Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Akhter Hussain Qazi and DFO Soc


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Suggestions for Family courts sought

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration has decided to enact a law for establishment of Family Courts in the State to promote conciliation and secure amicable settlement of disputes relating to marriage and family affairs.

According to Secretary Law, Abdul Majid Bhat, as a part of pre-legislative consultation policy, draft Jammu and Kashmir Family Courts Bill-2018 has been made available on th


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Peace Bus: 40 guests in, 99 cross sides

SRINAGAR: As many as 40 residents of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) residents arrived here while only nine Kashmiris crossed over to another side of the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives separated in 1947 due to partition.

The official informed said 50 returnees also crossed sides in the Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of PoK after completin


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Missing since Mon, 12-yr-old boy found dead

SRINAGAR: The body of a 12-year-old boy who was missing since yesterday was found on Tuesday in Ganderbal district.

Faisal Nazir Chopan, a student of Sixth Standard, son of Ghulam Hassan Misgar of Busaebugh village in Nagbal area of the district went missing from his home on Monday.

His dead body was found in an orchard some distance away from his home, a police officer said.

His body ha


Wednesday, September 19, 2018New Court timing from October 1

JAMMU: State High Court and the Subordinate Courts would function on the new time for the Winter Season with effect from next month.

As per the time schedule notified by the Registrar General of High Court, Sanjay Dhar, the timing of Jammu Wing of the High Court will be from 10 am to 5 pm from October 1, 2018 to April 2019 while as timing of the Srinagar Wing of the High Court will be from 10.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Home after son’s death, soldier killed in South Kashmir!

SRINAGAR: After a brief lull, the terrorists in Valley once again stooped to a new low of cowardice when they mercilessly killed a Territorial Army soldier at his residence in south Kashmir where he had gone to attend the ‘Rasm-e-Chaharum’--fourth day ceremony—of his 16-year son!

Monday’s attack brought back the harrowing memories of on-leave security personnel being killed by terrorists eithe


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Launches India’s first smart fence along IB

JAMMU: In a significant landmark, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today inaugurated India’ maiden "smart border fencing” pilot projects under Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) programme, aimed at plugging the gaps along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir to stop infiltration of terrorists from across the border.

The new technology has the capability to


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Rajnath appeals NC, PDP to participate in elections; hopes Pak changes under Imran

JAMMU: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday appealed to political parties in state to participate in the forthcoming panchayat and urban local body polls beginning from next month, in the wake of the NC and the PDP, joined later in the day by CPI(M) announcing a boycott of the elections.

Singh, who was in the town to inaugurate two pilot project of comprehensive integrated border manage


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Kakriyal attack: NIA questions key witnesses, FIR likely today

Probe agency’s team visits Marbal Market, Bobiyan Outpost

JAMMU: Three days after it was handed over the investigation in the Kakriyal terror attack, in which three Pakistani terrorists, aided by a Kashmiri guide and a truck driver were killed, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is reported to have questioned today the key witnesses including some shopkeepers and the locals in whose houses the ultras had taken shelter, confirming with them the iden


Tuesday, September 18, 2018HC asks State to file response in 4 weeks

CBI probe in JKPSC selections

JAMMU: In a major development, the state High Court on Monday has sought from state its response within four weeks on a PIL seeking probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into all the selections made by Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission since its reconstitution in July 2015 alleging that deep-rooted nexus in the premier recruiting agency has led to discrimination with deserving


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Police nearing its goal of ending militancy: Dilbag

JAMMU: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh Monday said the force was "near" its goal of "completely finishing" militancy in the state.

On his maiden visit to the winter capital after taking over as the acting DGP early this month, Singh chaired a darbar of the police personnel at Police Auditorium, Gulshan Ground, Jammu, attended by many senior officers.

“Several successful operations w


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Single Window Act-18 approved

SRINAGAR: In a landmark initiative aimed at easing flow of investment through business ventures in the State, the Governor’s Administration today approved ‘J&K Single Window (Industrial Investment and Business Facilitation) Act-2018’. The Act has been approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik.

Giving details Principal Secretary Industries, Shailendr


Tuesday, September 18, 2018After joining as TC, Vaid goes on month-long leave

JAMMU: Dr S P Vaid, former Director General of Police (DGP), who was posted by the government as Transport Commissioner has gone on a month-long leave after joining the new post.

The former DG was removed from the top post on the midnight of September 6, and was posted as the Transport Commissioner. Director General of Prison, Dilbagh Singh was given the additional charge of the post of state


Tuesday, September 18, 2018SOPs for SDRF revised

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration today accorded sanction to the adoption of revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

According to the order issued by GAD, State Executive Committee (SEC) will place funds at the disposal of Departments/agencies for utilization as per SDRF norms and in line with government rules on financial matters based on th


Tuesday, September 18, 201811 injured as mini bus hits Army camp

JAMMU: At least 11 people were injured Monday when a private mini bus skidded off the road and hit the boundary wall of an Army camp in Rajouri district.

The driver and the owner of the vehicle were among those injured and their condition was stated to be serious, a police official said.

He said the bus was on its way to Rajouri from Gurdan village and on reaching Gurdan Bala the driver los


Tuesday, September 18, 2018CPI(M) to boycott elections

SRINAGAR: The J&K Unit of Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday joined NC and PDP-- the two other major regional mainstream political parties in boycotting the upcoming panchayat and local bodies polls in State even as miscreants last night set a Panchayat Ghar on fire in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Slamming the Centre for going ahead with the elections despite opposi


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Top brass to hold security review on 28

NEW DELHI: India's top military commanders will extensively deliberate on the country's security challenges, including geo-political power play in the critical sea lanes in the region, at a conference on September 28 in Jodhpur.

The Combined Commanders' Conference, to be attended by top brass of the Army, Navy and the Air Force, is expected to review the situation along the border with China a


Monday, September 17, 2018Three arrested in Assam for alleged links with HM terrorist

Guwahati: The Assam police has arrested three persons for their alleged links with Hizbul Mujahideen militant Qamar-uz-Zama, who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad, a senior officer said on Sunday.

They are being interrogated, Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia told reporters.

The three, identified as Shahnawaz Alam, Saidul Alam and Omar Faruk, were arrested from Hoj


Monday, September 17, 2018Panchayat elections announced

Nine-phased voting on Nov 17, 20, 24, 27, 29, Dec 1, 4, 8, 11; MCC kicks in

SRINAGAR: Two years and two months after the expiration of term of last elected rural bodies, Jammu and Kashmir will go to elections to 4490 panchayat halqas starting from November 17, the first of the nine phases in which the polls will be conducted.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shaleen Kabra today announced the schedule for conduct of Elections to the grassroots democracy, a day after the s


Monday, September 17, 2018 NC, PDP term schedule declaration ‘arrogance of power’; Fence-sitter Cong may decide today

SRINAGAR: With their calls to boycott the panchayat and municipal elections failing to make any impact on the Governor’s administration, the two largest mainstream political players in the state- National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today termed the announcement of poll schedule arrogance of power.

The two parties also threatened action against proxy candidates if any o


Monday, September 17, 2018Police prepared for safe conduct of polls: Dilbag

JAMMU: Director General of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbagh Singh said Sunday all arrangements have been put in place to conduct safe and secure urban local bodies elections scheduled to be held from October 8-16. The police chief said the situation is not as gloomy as it is being projected.

"It is a challenge to provide environment where people can come and exercise their democratic right


Monday, September 17, 2018 Rajnath in Jammu today, to launch smart fence along IB, review security

JAMMU: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday will arrive in Jammu on a day-long visit where he will launch the 'smart fence' pilot project along International Border in the region and will also review security situation ahead of the upcoming Municipal and Panchayat elections, commencing from next month.

Singh will inaugurate India's first 'smart fence' pilot project, which entails deploy


Monday, September 17, 2018 India will not lower guard on border with China: Sitharaman

NEW DELHI: India will not lower its guard along the Line of Actual Control with China, while maintaining border peace in sync with the "Wuhan" spirit, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said.

Nearly a month after talks with her Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe, Sitharaman said both sides recognised that the broad decisions arrived at the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi


Monday, September 17, 2018 J&K CCE-18: Over 25000 appear in Pre

SRINAGAR: Around 25300 candidates appeared in J&K Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination-2018 conducted smoothly by Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) at 65 examination venues across the State today.

According to Khalid Majeed, Controller Examinations, JKPSC, the examination was conducted in two sessions from 10 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 4 pm, in which 25354 candida


Monday, September 17, 2018Mother-daughter among 3 killed in Kathua mishap

KATHUA: In a tragic accident, a mother and her 8- year-old daughter were among three persons killed when a mini-bus hit the motorcycle they were riding at Hiranagar town in Kathua district on Sunday. The driver of the mini-bus has been arrested by the police.

The accident took place on Sunday afternoon when a mini-bus bearing registration number JK02-S-6875 hit a Motorcycle bearing registratio


Monday, September 17, 2018IED attack on Army party

SRINAGAR: Terrorists on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday attacked an army vehicle by triggering an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in south Kashmir's Shopian district. Reports said that terrorists attacked the army party and attempted to blow up bulletproof Casper of 44 RR with IED followed by firing at Heff village in Shopian.

"The blast was also followed by firing," offic


Monday, September 17, 2018'Hindutva' as its central theme, RSS lecture series begins today

Opposition leaders likely to keep away

NEW DELHI: With "Hindutva" as the central theme, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will hold a pathbreaking three-day lecture series here from Monday but the top leaders in the opposition are unlikely to grace the event.

The highlight will be talks to be delivered on all three days by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, presenting the Sangh's view on various contemporary issues of national importanc


Sunday, September 16, 2018Municipal Polls announced, Model Code of Conduct comes into effect

Four-phased polling on Oct 8, 10, 13, 16; counting on Oct 20

SRINAGAR: Bringing to a halt all speculations about the possible deferment, the Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra today announced the schedule for conduct of Urban Local Bodies Elections in the State beginning from October 8.

With the announcement, the Model Code of Conduct has come into force in the state.

“The elections to 2 Municipal Corporations—in Jammu and Srinagar, 6 Municipal Co


Sunday, September 16, 2018 Working for IPL team, matches in state: Malik

SRINAGAR: In a significant announcement, Governor Satya Pal Malik today revealed that he was in talks for having an IPL team for Jammu and Kashmir, assuring that matches to the cricket leagure will be played in the state soon.

While speaking at the SKICC function, Malik expressed concern over non-availability of avenues to youths for pursuing their hobbies and showcasing their talents.

He s


Sunday, September 16, 2018 Five terrorists, Civilian killed in Qazigund encounter, aftermath

SRINAGAR: In second major success in three days, the security forces on Saturday gunned down five terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfits, including the one involved in last year's deadly attack on a cash van in which five policemen and two bank guards lost their lives, in an encounter Saturday in Kulgam district.

A civilian was killed and 10 others injured in cl


Sunday, September 16, 2018Malik to meet Admin, Police on Wednesday

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik, along with his Advisors will be meeting the entire administration and the district police chiefs on Wednesday, September 19, a day after the notification for first phase of Urban Local Bodies elections is slated to be out.

The occasion will be ‘a conference’ of District Development Commissioners and District Superintendents of Police which will be held at SKICC


Sunday, September 16, 201838 KAS, 22 DySPs among 63 shuffled

JAMMU: In a major reshuffle in middle-rung administration and Police department ahead of the coming into force of Model Code of Conduct, the state government on Saturday transferred 63 officers including 38 KAS officers and 22 Deputy Superintendents of Police.

The Model Code of Conduct came into effect this evening with the announcement of Civic polls.

As per an official order by the GAD, G


Sunday, September 16, 2018Jawan hurt in Pak firing

JAMMU: An Army jawan was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on Saturday.

The Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on forward posts in Noushera sector from across the border at around 10.30 am, a defence spokesman said.

The injured person was rushed to the Command Hospital at Udhampur, he said, adding that his co


Sunday, September 16, 2018J&K declared open defecation free

Guv launches ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’, meets Union HUA Secy

SRINAGAR: With over 11 lakh individual household toilets (IHHLs) and 1,350 community sanitary complexes constructed across the state in past four years, Jammu and Kashmir was today declared open defecation free (ODF), achieving the target one year in advance.

The significant announcement was made by Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday in an official function at the Sher-i-Kashmir Internationa


Sunday, September 16, 2018Working for IPL team, matches in state: Malik

SRINAGAR: In a significant announcement, Governor Satya Pal Malik today revealed that he was in talks for having an IPL team for Jammu and Kashmir, assuring that matches to the cricket leagure will be played in the state soon.

While speaking at the SKICC function, Malik expressed concern over non-availability of avenues to youths for pursuing their hobbies and showcasing their talents.

He s


Sunday, September 16, 2018AIIMS JAMMU | 1954 K encumbrance free land formally handed over

SAMBA: In a significant milestone, more than 1954 kanals encumbrance free land was today handed over to the Health and Medical Education department for setting up of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

The H&ME department will be further transferring the land to the CPWD, which is the project execution agency.

Samba District Administration led by DC Sushma Chauh


Sunday, September 16, 2018Dragged ultra’s body to avoid booby trap threat: Army Cmdr

JAMMU: Resting the accusations of human rights violation after Army dragged a slain Pakistani terrorist killed in an encounter in Reasi district, South Western Commander on Saturday said that it is a drill for army to drag terrorists’ bodies as they could be booby-trapped.

“The Army personnel dragged bodies of terrorists instead of picking them up as they could be booby-trapped,” South Western


Sunday, September 16, 2018Ghost of Rewari rape haunt Haryana CM in Jammu, too

Pays obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine


JAMMU: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, who was in Jammu today on a formal visit, had to face tough time when repeatedly questioned about his government’s inaction into brutal gang-rape of a teenage girl in Rewari district of that State, which took place three days ago.

“Don’t heckle me, you don’t know how to behave when a leader speaks,” he reportedly said and seeme


Sunday, September 16, 2018Tehsildar Nagrota, 3 Patwaris suspended for illegal mutation of 256 kanal state land

JAMMU: Tehsildar Nagrota and three Patwaris were today placed under suspension for illegally entering and attesting as many as 20 mutations of more than 256 Kanals of State land in various villages in the area.

Acting on the complaints received from several quarters regarding illegal mutations of the State land in the village Nagrota, Sitni, Khanpur, Jagti, Bamyal, Dung and Marh, Deputy Commi


Sunday, September 16, 2018Labourer thrown into factory boiler, charred

JAMMU: In a brutal incident against human values, a labourer was thrown into a boiler by his colleagues after they had heated arguments over loan of Rs 1000 which later took ugly turn resulting into tragic death of victim.

“A thirty-year-old man was today killed after being pushed into a factory’s boiler by accused, police sources said, adding, “the incident took place in pencil factory runnin


Sunday, September 16, 2018No more interviews for class-IV govt jobs

JAMMU: The state government has formally dispensed with interviews in the recruitment process for Class-IV posts.
“The Governor hereby directs that the selection of Class-IV posts borne on establishment of all the Government Departments shall be made solely on the basis of a written examination to be conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board,” an official notification read.


Sunday, September 16, 2018Higher reaches in Valley receive first snowfall of season

SRINAGAR: Some parts in the higher reaches of Kashmir received the season's first snowfall Saturday, while the plains were lashed by intermittent rains.

There are reports of light snowfall in some areas, including Zojila Pass on the Srinagar-Leh Highway, an official of the MeT Department said.

He said other parts of the valley were lashed by intermittent rains since Friday.

The snowfall


Sunday, September 16, 2018Panel to revise timber sale rates

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration today accorded sanction to the constitution of a Committee for revision of sale rates of timber.

According to the order issued by GAD, the Committee will be headed by Administrative Secretary, Finance Department. The members of the Committee are Administrative Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, Administrative Secretary, Forest, En


Sunday, September 16, 2018Govt refreshes assurance on SSA teachers

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said the Government is examining the demands of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers.

Ganai said the Government has always been considerate to the demands of its employees. He said the Government has already constituted a committee, which is looking into the demands of SSA teachers.

The Advisor said this while talking to the media-pe


Sunday, September 16, 2018Dilbag for speedy DPC promotions

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh has directed heads of different police wings and all IGs, DIGs and SPs to convene meetings of Departmental Promotion Committees (DPC) of their respective wings, zones, units to expedite and complete the proceedings with regard to the promotions including in-situ promotions of the personnel.

DGP has directed IGP (Personnel) PHQ to monitor the pr


Saturday, September 15, 2018Death dance continues on Kishtwar roads, 17 dead

2 critical among 16 injured; PM, Guv condole; Rs 5L ex-gratia relief for NoK of deceased


On an average, 1500 accidents take place in Jammu region every year with nearly 2000 deaths and over 5000 injuries. Most of these incidents take place on the roads of erstwhile Doda district including Doda, Kishtwar and Bhaderwah areas.

Since year 2004, vehicles have killed 46% more people in Jammu and Kashmir than over all people killed in militancy-related activities inc


Saturday, September 15, 2018REASI AFTERMATH NIA team visits encounter site; forest sanitized, fresh searches in Udhampur

JAMMU: In the backdrop of startling revelations by the guide of three JeM terrorists killed yesterday, a team of National Investigation Team (NIA) on Friday visited the encounter site in Reasi district, even as security forces, along with bomb disposal squad today sanitized the Dirthi forest area at Kakriyal near SMVDU and recovered the un-exploded grenades, bombs and IEDs used to neutralize the


Saturday, September 15, 2018NAC reviews security, calls for strict vigil; Guv briefed

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army's Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday reviewed security situation in Jammu before leaving for Valley to take stock of operational preparedness, ending his day by briefing Governor Satya Pal Malik in a meeting this evening.
The Northern Army Commander’s two-day visit to state comes a day after security forces neutralized


Saturday, September 15, 2018Sudhir AICC Secy for J&K

JAMMU: Former minister for Urban Development in Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, Sudhir Sharma, who is among the 9 leaders appointed as Secretary, All India Congress Committee, will be looking after Jammu and Kashmir.

His appointment came on the day when Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday cleared the appointment of nine new AICC secretaries and a screening committee for poll-bound Telangana.


Saturday, September 15, 2018Panel formed to examine absentee medicos’ cases

SRINAGAR: A week after it terminated the services of 65 doctors missing from their duties for long period of time, the Governor’s administration on Friday has re-constituted a Departmental panel to examine other such cases.

“The sanction has been accorded to the reconstitution of a Departmental committee to examine the cases of doctors or any officer/official of subordinate office related to the un-authorized absence/over-stay on deputation/study leave cases or any other,” an official order read.

According to the order, the sanction has been accorded in supersession of all previous orde


Saturday, September 15, 2018Mandaviya reviews highway projects in J&K, meets Malik

SRINAGAR: Union minister of state for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh L Mandaviya, who arrived her for two-day visit, reviewed the pace of construction of various highway projects in the state, before meeting Governor Satya Pal Malik and discussing various ongoing as well as the proposed projects.

The minister reviewed the progress of the projects of the National Highways Authority of Indi


Saturday, September 15, 2018Terror Funding SC stays Watali’s bail

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday stayed the Delhi High Court order granting bail to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, arrested by the NIA for his alleged role in a terror-funding case involving Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submissions of National Investigation A


Saturday, September 15, 2018Govt unveils steps to check CAD, stablise Re, PM reviews economy

NEW DELHI: The government Friday announced an array of steps, including removal of withholding tax on Masala bonds, relaxation for FPIs, and curbs on non-essential imports, to contain the widening CAD and check the rupee fall.

The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the prevailing economic issues.

Modi was briefed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel,


Saturday, September 15, 2018GST amnesty extended till October 14

SRINAGAR: Much to the relief of businessmen, traders and industrialists of the state, the government today ordered extension of GST amnesty scheme by another period of 30 days.

The due date of depositing 1st installment as per the provisions of the scheme shall now be 14th October, 2018, an order issued by Navin K Choudhary, Principal Secretary, Finance Department read.

The Government had


Saturday, September 15, 2018Demarcation of 66436 K JDA land File status report or appear in person: HC to Div Com-J

JAMMU: Taking a serious note of the non-filing of the report on status of demarcation of 66436 Kanal JDA Land in Jammu and Samba districts by the Divisional Commissioner Jammu, the state High Court on Friday directed him to submit the latest report within two weeks, failing which he shall remain present before it.

A Division Bench of the court comprising First Puisne Judge Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta further directed the Vice-Chairman JDA to file response within a period of two weeks from today.

The Court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) highlighting


Saturday, September 15, 2018Police for using low-beam lights while driving

SRINAGAR: Senior Superintendent of Police Traffic city Srinagar has directed all vehicle owners to drive their vehicles on the low-beam light during night hours and paint their upper headlights black to avoid any untoward incident.

The SSP said that it has been noticed that during night hours the drivers use high-beam lights in their vehicles, which causes inconvenience to the drivers coming f


Saturday, September 15, 20187 SIs among 11 adjusted

JAMMU: The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban (DKR) Range today ordered adjustment of seven Sub Inspectors (SIs) among 11 cops. As per an official order in this regard, SI Sumit Sharma has been adjusted in district Ramban, SI Imran Khan adjusted in district Doda, SI Mohd Latief adjusted in district Doda, SI Rajesh Kumar adjusted in district Kishtwar, SI Fareed Ahmed adjuste


Saturday, September 15, 20183 unexploded shells found at Tosamaidan

SRINAGAR: Three unexploded shells were Friday recovered and exploded by a bomb disposal squad at Tosamaidan meadow in Budgam district, police said.

Three unexploded shells were recovered and exploded by the bomb disposal squad and the Army at Tosamaidan in the central Kashmir district, a police official said.

He added that there was no loss of life or injury in the incident.

Tosamaidan w


Saturday, September 15, 201820158 complaints disposed off in Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June – 14th September, 2018, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 20780 complaints-grievances of which 20158 have been dealt with or forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 320 complaints-grievances are under process.

Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all the three Adviso


Friday, September 14, 2018Kakriyal to Keran: 8 terrorists gunned down, 2 arrested; 12 SFs injured

'Reasi Terror Ends, 3 JeM ultra killed

Jammu: Three terrorists of pro-Pakistan Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed and 12 security personnel, including three officers, injured Thursday in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, a day after they fired on a police party here and escaped, officials said.

Police said the militants of Pakistani origin had crossed the International Border (IB) in Tarnah nallah and reached Kash