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Wednesday, November 14, 2018Two infiltration bids foiled on LoC, 3 Pak intruders killed; warlike store recovered

JAMMU: Army foiled a major infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Pallanwala area of Akhnoor sector in Jammu region after eliminating a Pakistani terrorist and recovery of huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

The PRO Defence, Jammu, Lt. Col. Devender Anand informed that in an encounter a heavily armed Pakistani terrorist has been eliminated in Akhnoor sector on own side of the Inter


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Woman held along with 20 grenades, ammunition in Sgr

SRINAGAR: Police on Tuesday said that it has arrested a woman along with 20 grenades from Lawaypora area in outskirts of Srinagar city.

"Today evening upon receipt of reliable information that some OGWs is coming from Baramulla towards Srinagar with ammunition, a naka was laid opposite Kirmaniabad shrine near Lawaypora," a police officer told .

In the meantime, a Golden colored Chevrolet Ta


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Militants involved in Parihar brothers’ killing to be neutralised soon: Madhav

Visits Kishtwar with Nadda, Dr. Jitendra, Raina

JAMMU: At a time when Jammu & Kashmir Police is almost solved the double murder of Parihar brothers at Kishtwar on November 01, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav today said that militants involved in the killing would be neutralise soon.

Madhav, who was visiting Parihar’s family at Kishtwar today told media persons that the priority is to track down the perpetrators and neutralize them


Wednesday, November 14, 2018DB puts curbs on any transaction for property falling under Roshni

JAMMU: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) titled Ankur Sharma and State of J&K & Others challenging the Jammu & Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, which is popularly known as “Roshni Act”, a Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Alok Aradhe today directed respondents to ensure that no further transaction in respect of the property falling under the Roshni Act, which is subject matter of challenge in this petition, shall be made till further orders.

In the PIL, it has been submitted that the Act has been dubbed a


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Vyas bats for outcome-based redressal of public grievances

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, B. B. Vyas on Tuesday passed strict instructions to the officials of different government departments to ensure the time bound redressal of the grievance raised by public during the Public Grievance Redressal Camp held yesterday at JK Governor's Grievance Cell at Church Lane, Sonwar.

Vyas today chaired a meeting of officers from various departments to discuss the


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Panchayat Polls-2018 1382 aspirants in fray for Phase-IV

JAMMU: For the Phase-IV of Panchayat Polls, 1382 candidates are in the fray for 531 Sarpanch Halqas and 5201 candidates for 4140 Panch wards across the State after scrutiny of nominations. Voting and counting for Phase-IV of Panchayat Polls-2018 is scheduled be held on 27 November 2018.

According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, for Phase-IV, 60 candidates are in the fray fo


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Avalanche warning issued in Kmr, Ladakh

SRINAGAR: The divisional administration has issued a avalanche warning during the next 24 hours in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region, where Meteorological department has issued a forecast for widespread rain and snow during the next 48 hours.

The warning has been issued in avalanche prone areas of Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara in north Kashmir Anantnag, Kulgam in south and Budgam, Ganderbal


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Rath attached to CG Home Guards on complaint, Alok Kumar new IGP Traffic

JAMMU: The Monday’s rumors of transfer of Basant Rath, IGP, Traffic, especially on social media, turned into reality today with the government ordering transfer and attachment of Rath to the office of the Commandant General, Home Guards/Civil Defense/SDRF till further orders.

The Government, however, posted Alok Kumar, IGP Security, as IGP Traffic, J&K.

Basant Rath’s transfer and atta


Wednesday, November 14, 2018In absence of law, publicity of certain diseases, their drugs rampant in J&K

Junaid Sidiq

SRINAGAR: The practice of advertising certain diseases and their therapeutic drugs is still rampant in Jammu & Kashmir as the incumbent Government led by Governor Satya Pal Malik is yet to enforce the Drugs & Magic Remedies Act even after it was passed two months back by his predecessor, N. N. Vohra.

The Drugs & Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 2018, was


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Upper reaches receive fresh snowfall; rains lash plains in Jammu, Kmr valley

Advisor Kumar reviews winter-preparedness in Sgr

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Entire Jammu & Kashmir has come under the grip of cold with upper reaches, including border town of Gurez, in Kashmir valley receiving fresh snowfall while rain lashed plains, resulting in further dip in the day temperature in Kashmir, where wet weather is predicted during the next 48 hours. Besides, almost whole Jammu region is experiencing intermittent rainfall during the last t


Wednesday, November 14, 2018HC seeks fresh status report on alarming traffic situation in Jmu

JAMMU: The Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed the State to file a status report on prevailing traffic scenario in Jammu city.

In a PIL filed by Citizen Forum, the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Geeta Mital and Justice Alok Aradhe this afternoon directed the state to file the report in two weeks time.

Advocate Aditya Sharma, appearing on behalf of the petitioner, submitt


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Dr. Sagar Dattatray joins as DC Reasi

REASI: Dr. Sagar Dattatray Doifode today assumed the office of Deputy Commissioner Reasi.

Earlier Dr Sagar was holding the charge as Special Officer in the Cell for Monitoring Flagship Programmes and Mega Projects.

Upon taking the charge of the district, DC Dattatray made an appeal to the residents of the district to come forward with suggestions for the development of the district. He also


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Samoon reviews road safety, traffic regulation on Sgr-Jmu highway

JAMMU: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Departments, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon convened separate meetings to take stock of functioning of the departments here today.

Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, IGP SD Jamwal, Director Fisheries R.N Pandita, Director Animal Husbandry Jammu Sanjeev Kumar, Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu Victor Koul and other senio


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Absconding for 25 years, rape accused held

JAMMU: A man who was absconding for 25 years after raping a woman was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said Tuesday.

Khushal Hussain, a resident of Banullah village, was booked under various sections of the Ranbir Penal Code including rape in 1993, they said.

However, he managed to escape and was evading arrest since then, they added. Hussain was held by a special po


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Countdown for GSAT-29 satellite launch begins

CHENNAI: The 27-hour countdown began Tuesday for the launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-29 onboard the second developmental flight GSLV-MkII D2 from the spaceport of Sriharikota Wednesday evening, subject to weather conditions, the ISRO said.

Though cyclone "Gaja", earlier forecast to cross the coast between Chennai and Sriharikota, has changed course, the Indian Space Resea


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Snag hit Spicejet flight lands at Jammu Airport

Jammu: A snag hit Delhi-Srinagar Spicejet flight on Tuesday grounded here at Jammu Airport and later took off to its destination. "Delhi-Srinagar flight via Jammu of Spicejet (SG964) this afternoon grounded at Jammu airport due to technical sang," an official here said.

He said that the flight returned and after the snag was repaired, it took off for Srinagar while are crew members and passeng


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Security forces won't allow people to join Kashmir militancy: Army chief

Pathankot: Army chief Bipin Rawat on Monday said while the government's policy was that those triggering terrorism in Kashmir should be neutralised, the Army's focus was to ensure that the Kashmiri youths do not join militancy.

The Army chief said infiltration was going on from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

"The government has a clear-cut policy that it will not allow ter


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Chief Secretary reviews implementation of Land Records Modernization Programme

Sets deadline of June 2019 to complete scanning of all 6.6 Crore Revenue documents

JAMMU: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a meeting here to review the progress of the ongoing Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) in the State.

100 percent centrally sponsored DILRMP is an integrated programme aimed at modernizing land records to minimize the scope of land/property disputes and enhance transparency in land records maintenance system.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Advisor Sharma reviews JK’s Power Scenario

Calls for an effective mechanism to ensure power projects are completed within stipulated time frame

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 12: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Krishan Sharma took a review of the Power Scenario in the State at a meeting convened here this evening and called for putting in place an effective mechanism to ensure that several ongoing projects in power sector are completed within the stipulated time frame.

The Advisor was briefed about the overall power scenario and power potential in the st


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Dual faced Pak Provoking India with ceasefire at LoC, requests for flag meeting at IB

Jammu: Adopting bitter and sweet policy, the Pakistan at one hand is provoking Indian army with five sniping incident in a row at Line of Control (LoC) martyring three soldiers, a porter and injuring a BSF jawan in last four days, today has requested and arranged a Sector Commander Level Flag Meeting at International Border to maintain peace and tranquility on borders.

Continuing with its doub


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Guv Admin constitutes Committees for implementation of AB-PMJAY Scheme

Jammu: The Governor Administration today accorded sanction for the Constitution of State Grievance Redressal Committee, District Grievance Redressal Committee and Coordination Committee for implementation of Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana (AB-PMJAY) in the State.

According to the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the Chairperson of State Grievance


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Panchayat Polls-2018: CEO issues notification for Phase-8

SRINAGAR: The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra today issued the notification for conduct of the eighth phase of Panchayati Polls-2018 to elect Sarpanches and Panches.

The notification has been issued for Block Hyhama and Kupwara in District Kupwara, Hajin and Nadihal in District Bandipora, Narwah and Boniyar in Baramulla District, Srinagar and Qamarwari in Srinagar District, B. K. P


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Dabang Police officer Rath’s reported transfer makes social media hot

Jammu: The Dabang police officer - Basant Rath, IGP Traffic who has been hit in slap gate in Jammu and distributing chocolates in valley today made rounds in social media as messages runiing on whatsapp group were indicating his transfer from recent posting i.e. IGP traffic.

The hot topic took place Monday evening which took the shape of whispering in police and social circle that Basant Rath


Tuesday, November 13, 2018One-way traffic on Kashmir highway, Mughal road closed

Srinagar: Keeping in view the overall condition of the road, the Srinagar Jammu highway continues to remain open for one way traffic on Monday.

The spokesman said that the movement of light motor vehicles shall be allowed from Srinagar to Jammu, and in order to ensure smooth service, no movement of traffic shall be allowed after 1:00 pm from Srinagar to avoid congestion.

Moreover, the passe


Tuesday, November 13, 201809 PoK guests arrive, 04 Kashmiris cross over LoC

Srinagar: Only nine fresh guests from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here on Monday 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 62 returnees also crossed sides at Kaman Post," official sources told news agency this evening. The bus service was suspended last w


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Ayodhya case: SC declines early hearing of pleas, says order already passed

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined early hearing of petitions in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said it had already listed the appeals before the appropriate bench in January.

"We have already passed the order. The appeals are coming up in January. Permission declined," the bench said while


Tuesday, November 13, 2018ISRO wants to launch Venus mission in 2023; invites global proposals

Benguluru Nov 12: ISRO has invited proposals from the international scientific community to carry out novel experiments on its planned Venus mission, scheduled to launch in 2023, the space agency said.

The call presents an opportunity for scientists from foreign space agencies, research laboratories, and academic universities to study Venus, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement.

Venus is often described as the "twin sister" of the Earth because of the similarities in size, mass, density, bulk composition and gravity.

ISRO aims to identify important scienc


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Attention: Candidates appearing in ACF Main Exam

AMMU, NOVEMBER 12: According the notification issued by the J&K Public Service Commission (PSC), the candidates appearing in the Assistant Conservator of Forest (Main) Examination 2018 to be held w.e.f. 15.11.2018 to 02.12.2018, that the timing of Examinations scheduled on 16.11.2018 (General Knowledge) and 30.11.2018 (Chemistry-II, Forestry-II) shall be from 10:30AM to 01:30PM instead of 12:00 N


Tuesday, November 13, 201812 students injured as school bus turns turtle

Srinagar: As many as 12 students of Army Goodwill school were injured when a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident at world famous health resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir on Monday.

Official sources told news agency that a bus of Army Goodwill School skidded off the road and fell into an open field near Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam on Monday, resulting in injuries to 12 stude


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Guv grieves over demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the sad demise of Ananth Kumar, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister.

Describing him as a diligent leader who devoted his life for public service, Governor in his tribute observed that it will be difficult to fill the void left by him in country’s politics. He prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family in i


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Govt orders transfer, posting of two KAS officers

JAMMU, Nov 12: In the interest of administration, the state government has ordered transfers and postings of two KAS officers with immediate effect.

According to a transfer order issued here today by the General Administration Department (GAD), Mohammad Qasim Wani, KAS, Additional Registrar, Cooperative, Kashmir, is transferred and posted as Director, Food, Civil Supplies and Consu


Monday, November 12, 2018Another jawan killed in Pakistani sniping along LoC, third in 3 days

JAMMU: An Army soldier was killed Sunday by a Pakistani sniper along the Line of Control in Rajouri district, the third fatal casualty due to sniping from across the border in three days.

The soldier, manning a forward post in Kalal area of Noushera sector, was shot by a Pakistani sniper, resulting in his death, they said.

Naik Gosavi Keshav Somgir (29), belonged to village Sri Rampur of Na


Monday, November 12, 2018160 terrorists waiting to cross LoC during winter: Army Cmdr

JAMMU: The terror infrastructure in Pakistan remains intact and around 160 terrorists are waiting across the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into Indian territory, more so in winter season through heavy snow-bound areas and non-traditional routes, a senior Army officer said Sunday.

Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh, who took over as the general officer commanding of the Nagrota-based Whit


Monday, November 12, 2018JeM ultra killed

SRINAGAR: A Pakistani militant of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) terror outfit was killed in a brief shootout, after the ultras attacked a security forces party in Handwara area of Kupwara district of the north Kashmir on Sunday.

Today in the afternoon hours, a terrorist while moving through Handwara was intercepted by a naka party of security forces near Chattipora in the jurisdiction of police stati


Monday, November 12, 2018Corporator abducted from police custody by pol party

High Voltage Drama ahead of elections to Vijaypur MC posts

Recovered, put up under police security cover

JAMMU: A high voltage drama took place at Vijaypur where an elected Corporator was taken away from police custody by a group of activists led by their leader, allegedly belonging to National Conference which has not contested the recent Municipal elections.

The incident took place only a day before the Municipal Committee Vijaypur would elect its chairman and deputy chairman.

Reports said that Corporator Deepak Kumar who had won as an independent candidate from ward number 6 was missing for last two days following which a formal complain


Monday, November 12, 2018India’s concerns legitimate; ‘introspect’: Omar asks Pak

LONDON: Asserting that any dialogue on Kashmir issue between two neighbouring countries would have to wait till completion of general election in India in May 2019, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday asked Pakistan to ‘do some soul searching on India's legitimate concerns’ in the meantime, even as he slammed Imran Khan-led government for its decisions of letting Lashkar-e-Taiba fou


Monday, November 12, 2018FAM Row | Probe finds Dir Tourism drunk


SRINAGAR: The inquiry into conduct of Director Tourism Tassaduq Jeelani while addressing a group of travel traders from all across the country at an event, allegedly in an inebriated condition, has confirmed that he was drunk during the event.

His conduct at the FAM tour had eventually led to his ouster on November 1, when state government removed Jeelani from his post and orde


Monday, November 12, 2018Widespread rains, snow predicted till Wed

JAMMU: The state’s meteorological department on Sunday predicted a light to moderate widespread rain and snow for the next three days across Kashmir even as the minimum temperatures increased across Jammu and Kashmir today.

"There is a likelihood of light to moderate widespread rain and snow beginning from Monday," an official of the MET department said.

"The spell is likely to be less seve


Monday, November 12, 2018ATM loot bid foiled

JAMMU: An attempt by a thief to loot cash from an unguarded ATM was thwarted by the police in Sainik Colony area.

While the culprit managed to escape, he left behind more than Rs 17 lakh in cash that was taken out from the ATM after breaking it open, officials said Sunday.

According to police, the thief attracted the attention of police patrolling the Sainik Colony locality on the outskirt


Monday, November 12, 2018IAF capable of tackling threats across LoC, protecting our interests: Dhanoa

Concerned over modernization rate, new equipment in neighbourhood

JAMMU: The Indian Air Force is well equipped to tackle the threats from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, said the Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Sunday, even as he asserted his force being "very much alive" to emerging fears that could arise in the Indo Pacific region, and fully prepared to deal with any challenge to protect India's national interests.

He also said there is ca


Monday, November 12, 2018Nov 3-4 snowfall in mind, CS reviews winter preparedness

SRINAGAR: With the first snowfall of the season in Valley turning out to be ‘special natural calamity’, Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam Sunday held an extensive review with the divisional and district administration of Kashmir division at Srinagar and impressed upon the concerned departments/agencies to work 24x7 to ensure that people are provided all basic necessities in particular power, wat


Monday, November 12, 2018DM for talks between India, China

ITANAGAR: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday pitched for dialogues between India and China on various issues, saying differences between the two nations should not be allowed to become disputes.

Both India and China should respect each other and resolve issues through dialogues and join hands together for peace and prosperity, Sitharaman said.

There are various issues such as def


Monday, November 12, 2018NDRF team joins search Op for missing truckers

BANIHAL: A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has joined an ongoing operation to locate three persons who are believed to have being buried alive following a landslide on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway last week.

The landslide struck the highway last Monday at Battery Cheshma in Ramban district and the evidence at the scene suggested that an apple-laden truck, coming from


Monday, November 12, 2018Jitendra meets Guv

JAMMU: Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS, Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here on Sunday.

Governor and Dr. Singh discussed various important issues relating to the rapid growth and development of the State, an official spokesman said.

Besides, matters relating to internal and external security management were also discussed, the spokesman added.


Saturday, November 10, 2018Governor reviews security situation

Calls for heightened vigilance, appreciates L&O handling in Kishtwar

JAMMU: Ahead of Panchayat polls, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday reviewed the law and order situation throughout the state in a high-level meeting and stressed on the need for heightened vigilance, hours after he met a delegation of the union home ministry and discussed security related issues with them.

The Governor undertook a detailed review of security management related issues at the R


Saturday, November 10, 2018Pak snipers kill porter, injure jawan along LoC

JAMMU: An Army porter attained martyrdom while a BSF jawan was injured in two separate incidents of Pakistani sniper fire along the Line of Control in last 24 hours in Akhnoor and Bhimber Gali Sector of Jammu.

Official sources informed that Pakistan violated ceasefire at LoC in Akhnoor sector this evening and targeted a porter in its sniping fire.

“The porter died in sniper fire from acros


Saturday, November 10, 2018JeM militant killed, jawan wounded in Tral encounter

SRINAGAR: A fierce gun-battle in militancy infested Tral area of South Kashmir ended on Friday with the killing of a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant. One security man was also wounded during the encounter.

Jammu and Kashmir Police in a statement said “a militant was on Friday killed after a cordon and search operation was launched in the wee hours by a joint team of army’s 42 RR, SOG and CRPF follo


Saturday, November 10, 2018Malik reshuffles deptts among Advisors; Sharma gets Fin, I&C

JAMMU: Following the appointment of Kewal Krishan Sharma as his fourth Advisor--the only one from Jammu region, the Governor Satya Pal Malik today reallocated the Departments among the four Advisors, including B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai.

The new reshuffling see Advisor Sharma getting crucial departments such as Finance, Industries & Commerce, Public Works (R&B), PHE & IF


Saturday, November 10, 2018Twelve Council seats falling vacant in next five months

4 MLCs from Panchayat quota retiring in Dec, other 8 in Mar next


JAMMU: Even though the Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly continues to be in suspended animation, as many as 12 seats in Upper House are going to fall vacant by March next year.

According to reliable sources, the 12 Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) comprising one-third of its total strength, are completing their term whereas the Legislative Assembly keeping on suspension mo


Saturday, November 10, 2018PMDP Govt revalidates 50% of Rs 28 Crore unspent allocation


SRINAGAR: The fall out of the BJP-PDP alliance on June this year has resulted in the collapse of Rs 28.27 crore that were allocated to the state for the permanent restoration of 2014- flood affected infrastructure, half of which has been now revalidated.
In continuation of the release of funds after the devastating flood in 2014 under the Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP), the central government had allocated Rs 111.11 crore for various developmental works to be undertaken during 2017. However, the J&K government has managed to spend only Rs 82.84 crore.


Saturday, November 10, 201815 Officers shifted, Dattatray DC Reasi

JAMMU: The state government on Friday affected a major reshuffle in the civil administration, transferring and posting 15 officers including 2 IAS and 11 KAS officers, even as 2 others officers were given additional charges.

According to a Government Order No 1626-GAD of 2018, Prasanna Ramaswamy G, IAS (JK:2010), Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, was transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to


Saturday, November 10, 2018Panchayat Polls: Phase-7 notified

6797 in fray for phase 3

SRINAGAR: Ahead of the elections to Panchayat in State, the Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra Friday issued the notification for the conduct of the seventh phase which will be held on December 4 to elect Sarpanches and Panches.

The notification has been issued for a total of 30 blocks in 15 districts of the state—16 blocks in 9 districts of Kashmir and 14 blocks in 6 districts of Jammu.


Saturday, November 10, 2018Last week’s snowfall declared spl natural calamity, relief enhanced

JAMMU: The State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Friday took stock of the extensive damages/losses caused due to untimely/unexpected and intense snowfall on 3rd and 4th November, 2018 in the Kashmir division.

Principal Secretary, Home, R K Goyal, Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin K Choudhary, Commissioner Secr


Saturday, November 10, 2018HC bars Const around Bari Brahmana Mil Stn

JAMMU: In a major development, Justice Dhiraj Singh directed State Authorities to ensure that no further construction in and around the Bari-Brahmana, Military Station, which is otherwise in violation of guidelines issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Defence vide communications dated 18-05-2011 and 24-10-2016 read and communication dated 07-09-2018 issued by Deputy Commissioner Samba.


Saturday, November 10, 2018Kishtwar delegation meets Guv

JAMMU: A delegation from Kishtwar accompanied by MLAs Bali Bhagat and Sunil Sharma met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor was present on the occasion.

The delegation shared their safety and security concerns with Governor in the aftermath of killing of two political leaders in the Kishtwar town and put forth various suggestions to allay sens


Saturday, November 10, 2018J&K Bank relaxation for BA posts

SRINAGAR: The J&K Bank on Friday announced a relaxation in the eligibility criteria of Banking Associates (BA) in respect of qualification and age.

The spokesman said: now the candidates having educational qualification as Graduates/Post Graduates with 50% marks and above (date of declaration of result till 30.11.2018) are eligible to apply for the said post. The age in case of general categor


Saturday, November 10, 2018Namgyal elected CEC LAHDC, Leh

LEH: Councillor Martselang, JamyangTsering Namgyal, was elected unopposed as the new Chairman/CEC of LAHDC, Leh at Council Assembly Hall today. Likewise, Gyal P Wangyal, Councilor Sakti was elected unopposed as the Deputy CEC, LAHDC, Leh.

CEO, LAHDC/DC Leh, Avny Lavasa who is also the election officer declared the results after two proposals each for CEC and Deputy CEC was accepted unopposed b


Saturday, November 10, 2018Sri Lanka PARL dissolved, fresh polls on 5 Jan’19

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's political crisis deepened Friday as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament and announced snap polls on January 5 after it became evident that he did not have enough support in the House for Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed by him under controversial circumstances.

Sirisena signed a gazette notification to dissolve the nation's parliament wit


Friday, November 9, 2018Two Kulgam youth, FCS&CA employee among 4 arrested for Kishtwar killings

Hindus, Muslims unite, observe complete shutdown in town

JAMMU: Making swift progress in the ongoing investigation in Kishtwar killings which claimed the lives of a senior BJP leader and his brother, the police have arrested four persons, two Kulgam youth who allegedly executed the crime, a government employee alleged of giving shelter to them, and one more person involved in the heinous crime.

Among them two person who allegedly shot dead the BJP S


Friday, November 9, 2018Day curfew lifted, no relief for night

JAMMU: Day curfew has been lifted in Kishtwar district following improvement in situation, though night curfew will remain in force as a precautionary measure, authorities said Thursday.

Curfew was imposed in the district last Thursday following the killings of Parihar brothers by suspected militants.

"We have lifted the day curfew in Kishtwar, but the night curfew continues to remain impos


Friday, November 9, 2018Advisor Sharma assumes office

JAMMU: Kewal Krishan Sharma, who served as chief secretary of Delhi and Goa, on Thursday assumed office as fourth advisor to Governor Satya Pal Malik.

The governor already has three advisors, including B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai.
Sharma, a 1983 batch AGMUT Cadre IAS officer, belongs to Billawar town of Kathua district.

During his service career spanning around 30 year


Friday, November 9, 2018JeM chief’s nephew’s M4 carbine sent to forensics

JAMMU: The US-made M4 carbine recovered from a gunfight site in southern Tral area recently has been sent for forensic examination to find out if the same weapon was used during the recent sniping attacks in Kashmir, the police said Wednesday.

According to the police, the M4 carbine with a night vision device fitted on top of it, was recovered from Jaish-e-Muhammad militant Usman—the nephew of the outfit’s founder Moulana Masood Azhar—who was killed during a gunfight in Tral on October 30.

Usman died along with a local JeM militant Showkat Ahmed. The police had claimed that the duo w


Friday, November 9, 2018Border Battalions: Guidelines issued

JAMMU: The State government on Thursday issued guidelines to be adhered by the Police Head Quarters while making recruitments to over 2000 posts of Constables for two special Border Battalions for Border Districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

The guidelines issued today incorporate the amendments made by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India last month.

As per the fresh guidelines, the


Friday, November 9, 2018Madhav in Sgr, meets Mayor

SRINAGAR: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday landed in Srinagar to meet and interact with newly elected Mayor SMC Junaid Azim Mattu, and corporators in presence of Sajad Lone, Imran Raza Ansari, Abid Ansari and other members of the Peoples Conference (PC).

“It was a dinner that Mayor hosted for the corporators,” political sources said. “Ram Madhav was inv


Friday, November 9, 2018NAC Singh reviews security in Kishtwar

JAMMU: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Thursday reviewed prevailing security situation in Kishtwar post the killing of a senior BJP leader and his brother, a defence spokesman said.

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, visited hinterland posts of Kishtwar and Suigarh sector to review the operational preparedness, he said.



Friday, November 9, 2018Rasana Trial: CB presses Perjury charges against 'hostile witness'

JAMMU: The State Crime Branch has initiated the process of pressing perjury charges against a witness in the case of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl after he had retracted from a "confessional statement" recorded in front of a magistrate, officials said Thursday.

A show-cause notice has been served to Ajay Kumar alias 'Ajju' by the sessions judge of Pathankot, Tejwinder Singh, asking


Friday, November 9, 2018Farooq reiterates Talks, Autonomy

SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah has once again urged India and Pakistan to start a sustained dialogue process and advocated an Ireland-type settlement model to resolve the Kashmir issue.

"Abdullah impressed on the governments of India and Pakistan to start a sustained dialogue process and advocated an Ireland-type settlement model to resolve the procrastinated Jammu an


Friday, November 9, 2018CTD is now State Taxes Department

JAMMU: The State government has renamed commercial taxes department (CTD) as state taxes department (STD), and created 215 additional posts to strengthen the division.

An order was issued by the Principal Secretary of the finance department Navin Choudhary, stating that sanction is given for renaming of "Commercial Taxes Department" as "State Taxes Department".

Apart from this, sanction has


Friday, November 9, 2018PM Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers near India-China border

UTTARAKHAND: Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel in the icy terrain near the India-China border Wednesday and said their devotion to duty in the remote heights is enabling the strength of the nation.

Since becoming prime minister, Modi has been celebrating Diwali with soldiers. On Wednesday, he also offered prayers at Kedarnath and reviewed at length rec


Friday, November 9, 2018Kathua: 3 councillors join BJP

JAMMU: Three councillors in Lakhanpur Municipal Council and Nagariparole Municipal Council along with their followers joined the BJP Thursday in Kathua district.

Those who joined the BJP included Surmu Din of Lakhanpur Municipal Committee, Bimla Devi of Nagariparole Municipal Committee and Shashikanta, said state vice president Harinder Gupta.

On October 29, four of five Congress councill


Friday, November 9, 2018Hideout busted in Shopian

SRINAGAR: Security forces Thursday unearthed a militant hideout in Shopian district and recovered material used in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), police said.

A joint team of police and Army unearthed the hideout at Ramnagri in Shopian district following a specific tip off, a police official said.

He said incriminating material including explosives and other material used in ma


Friday, November 9, 2018Army kills Pak soldier

JAMMU: In strong retaliation to Pakistan’s ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC), the Indian Army has killed a Pakistani soldier.

Sepoy Zaheer Ahmed of Pakistani Army was killed in Thub Sector, Pak army spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said in a statement.

He belonged to Sultanpur area of Bhimber district in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, he said.