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Tuesday, November 30, 2021Rs 17 L fine imposed on violators, 40 butchers prosecuted in last 6 months

SRINAGAR: The administration in Kashmir in the last six months has imposed a fine of over Rs 17 Lac on violators during inspection of adulteration of milk, quality of meat and other eatable items.
As per the data available, from April to October, this year, the Food Safety Department, Kashmir compliance through regular inspections and sampling conducted 4637 inspections across the valley. Wherei


Tuesday, November 30, 20212 among ex -MLC NC’s son under scanner as NIA issues fresh notice

Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday issued fresh summons to the son of former MLC of National Conference and another person for questioning in JeI terror funding case.
Official sources said that NIA has suspicion that two persons including former NC MLC’s son are involved in the terror funding case.
“In connection with the NIA raid (JeI properties)at Noor Masjid/Is


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Over 2 dozen employees may soon face termination

Jammu: Almost two months after disengaging six of its employees from the services, Jammu and Kashmir government may soon terminate over two dozen employees’, who are already under scanner for allegedly having terror links.
Sources in the administration said that more than two dozen government employees have been identified on the basis of the inputs of the intelligence agencies and they may soon


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Over 4K new comp registered

Jammu: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs Monday informed the parliament that a total of 4267 new companies have been registered by the Registrar of Companies between April 2016 to March 2021 in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Minister of State (MoS) Rao Inderjit Singh in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs was replying to the queries raised in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Notably, the w


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Govt to renew Rs 10L accidental insurance for 3.50 lakh employees

Jammu: The Lieutenant Governor's administration Monday ordered renewal of the group personal accidental insurance policy commencing from midnight of December 2, 2021 in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
It will continue till midnight December 1, 2022, as per the agreement already executed between the government of Jammu and Kashmir and Oriental insurance company Ltd, they added. The sanction ha


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Two Rohingya girls rescued, 3 held, hunt launched for 2 others

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir police have foiled a bid of human trafficking by rescuing two Rohingya girls and arrested three persons involved in the crime while manhunt launched to nab two other accused.
“The two girls including one minor were rescued from different locations. Minor was rescued from Nagrota area of Jammu while other was rescued for Dashan area of district Kishtwar,” a police of


Tuesday, November 30, 20211033 militancy incidents reported in 3 years: Govt

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 1,033 incidents of attacks by terrorists in the last three years with a maximum of 594 being reported in 2019, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
According to details provided by Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt, the union territory reported 244 incidents of terrorist attacks last year while the number for the current year was 196 ti


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Amarnath Yatra safe as any other pilgrimage in India: LG

Jammu: Asserting the that there is an apprehension among people in various parts of the country that the yatra is not safe, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that government is working to towards ensuring that the people living across India feel that Amarnath Yatra is as safe as any other pilgrimage in the country
"All of us need to work towards ensuring that the peo


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Death toll reaches 4,476,tally at 3.36 L

GoI issues SoPs for I’nat travellers visiting J&K, staff called back at DRDO hospital Jmu

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 150 fresh cases of coronavirus on Monday, taking the infection count to 3,36,681, while another related fatality raised the death toll to 4,476. Moreover, amid concern over new variant of Covid The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) has issued new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the international travellers intending to visit the Union Te


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Statehood will be restored, says BJP

Jammu: National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Monday said target killings reflect "collective failure" of the Union Government and Jammu and Kashmir administration as the local unit of BJP promised restoration of the statehood to J&K once the selective killings end.
On August 5, 2019, the Centre abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution granting special status to J&K and bifurcated


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Omar, Azad spar over Article 370

Jammu: Hours after National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah expressed disappointment over his remarks on Article 370, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said they have "a united, single stand" on the August 5, 2019 decision of the central government which led to widespread public dissatisfaction in Jammu and Kashmir.
Azad said his speech in Kashmir Valley was misreported b


Tuesday, November 30, 2021MeT predicts snowfall on Dec 5

Srinagar: Cold conditions continued in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh, as the mercury plunged by a few notches, with dry conditions prevailing in the two Union Territories, making life miserable for the residents.
The Meteorological Department has issued a weather advisory, stating that a western disturbance is most likely to hit Jammu and Kashmir during December 5-7, causing widespread light to mode


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Ex- employees chargesheeted

JAMMU: ACB produced chargesheet against Ved Bhushan, the then JE, RDD, Block Kulwanta and Anil Kumar, then GRS Panchayat HalqaChiglaBalota RDD block, Kulwanta, Udhampur in trap case
Anti Corruption Bureau produced chargesheet against Ved Bhushan S/o Gian Chand R/o Daranga, District Doda, the then JE RDD Block Kulwanta, Udhampur and Anil Kumar S/o Girdhari Lal R/o BalotaChigla Tehsil Ramnagar, Di


Tuesday, November 30, 2021RS suspends 12 opp MPs

New Delhi: As many as 12 opposition MPs were suspended from Rajya Sabha on Monday for the entire Winter session of the Parliament for their "unruly" conduct in the previous session in August, even as the Opposition termed the suspension as "undemocratic and in violation of all the Rules of Procedure" of the Upper House.
The suspended MPs are -- six from the Congress, two each from Trinamool Cong


Monday, November 29, 2021India leading world in field of start-ups: PM

New Delhi: Asserting that this is an era of start-ups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India is leading the world in this field with more than 70 start-ups having crossed the valuation of USD 1 billion.
In his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, the prime minister also said that he wants to be in service of people and not be "in power".
"I am not in power even today and I don't wa


Monday, November 29, 2021NEP-2020: LG for fast track implementation

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday interacted with vice chancellors and directed fast-tracking implementation of the National Education Policy-2020, an official spokesman said.
Sinha also reviewed programmes undertaken by universities under the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' -- to celebrate 75 years of independence -- and called for highlighting the contribution of fre


Monday, November 29, 2021Parl session to begin today

New Delhi: The joint Opposition Sunday demanded the formal repeal of the three contentious farm laws and a legislation to guarantee MSP, as it raised a host of issues, including price rise and the coronavirus management, at an all-party meeting convened by the government ahead of the winter session of Parliament.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said around 15 issues were r


Monday, November 29, 202184 % women in J&K prefer to stay mum on domestic violence

Jammu: At a time when so much is being made about women empowerment and initiatives to make them feel secure in their and surroundings- a dismal 84 per cent women in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has never sought help or told anyone about the violence experienced by them, the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS) found, clearing indicating that all such efforts especially here ha


Monday, November 29, 2021SFs neutralised all militants involved in civilian killings

New Delhi: Nearly all the terrorists involved in the killings of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir last month have been neutralised and the armed forces are now focussing on intelligence-based "surgical operations" involving smaller teams to deal with terror activities in the Union Territory, sources in the security establishment said on Sunday.
They said a "refined" approach to deal with terrorism


Monday, November 29, 2021Govt detects over 98k fake ration cards

Jammu: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have detected as many as 98,000 fake ration cards and this scam was badly affecting the functioning of the public distribution system in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
During verifications of the existing ration cards issued by the Department of Food, Civil Supply, and Consumer Affairs, authorities detected that as many as 98,000 families were g


Monday, November 29, 2021BJP dividing political parties: Mehbooba

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti accused the BJP on Sunday of creating divisions among the political parties in Jammu and Kashmir and aiming to justify the "unconstitutional and illegal" decisions of August 5, 2019 in the next Assembly through leaders switching parties.
"First it (BJP) attacked the PDP and created proxy parties here -- you know which ones and I do not have to take their na


Monday, November 29, 2021Clamour grows for elections, restoration of statehood in J&K

Azad for elections in 6-7 months; NC ready: Omar

Jammu: Although the centre yet to announce scheduled for assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, the political parties have intensified their campaigns to lure voters and pitch for restoration of statehood.
Fromer Union Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad campaign in Kashmir region while National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah touring in Chenab Valley.
“Now winter has started and e


Monday, November 29, 2021Admin braces up to combat new threat

Two deaths, 145 new cases

Jammu: Amid the growing concern over new coronavirus variant-Omicorn, the health authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have geared itself to tackle the new threat. Moreover, 145 fresh COVID-19 cases recorded in the Union Territory taking the number of those infected to 3,36,531, while two new deaths due to the virus raised the toll to 4,475.
Eighteen of the fresh cases were from the Jammu division an


Monday, November 29, 2021Driver killed in road mishap

Srinagar: A 38-year-old driver was killed on Sunday when his vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge at Sumbal in central Kashmir district of Ganderba, traffic official said.
They said a tipper driver identified as Javid Ahmad Baba died on the spot when his vehicle skidded off the road at Sumbal Bala Gund in Kangan area of Ganderbal and rolled down into a deep gorge.
The bo


Monday, November 29, 2021329 cops promoted

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) who is also Chairman of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) promoted 329 officials of Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir to the next grade.
A police spokesman said, DPC met at Zonal Police Headqarters (Kashmir) under the Chairmanship of IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar for assessing the suitability of Constables, SgCts and HCs of UT Ladakh to


Monday, November 29, 2021Four held for illegal mining

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday claimed to have arrested four persons and their vehicles who were illegally extracting and transporting minerals in central Kashmir district of Budgam.
A police spokesman said, "Police in Budgam have arrested four persons and seized four vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in the district".
He said, the four person


Monday, November 29, 2021Temp further plunges in Kmr

Srinagar: Cold wave conditions again intensified in Kashmir after showing a slight improvement, while the tourist resort of Pahalgam was the coldest place with temperature at minus 3.0 degree Celsius the ski resort of Gulmarg was at minus 1.3 degree Celsius on Sunday.
Srinagar, which recorded sub zero temperature a day ago, plunged to minus 0.2 degree Celsius on Sunday. There was no respite


Sunday, November 28, 2021Pilot project to revive Namda craft launched

Srinagar: Union Minister of State Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Saturday launched a pilot project to revive and promote traditional 'Namda' craft in Jammu and Kashmir and said that efforts are afoot to increase the carpet export from Rs 600 crore to Rs 6,000 crore.
The Union Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Electronics and Information Technology launched two ambitious project


Sunday, November 28, 2021SMC suspends 2 employees, attaches enforcement officer

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Commissioner Athar Amir has suspended Ward officer, Zonal Enforcement Officer (ZEO) and has attached Chief Enforcement Officer (CEO) for failing to take necessary action against illegal construction at Batapora Srinagar.
The commissioner has further asked the official to do the detailed inquiry and submit a report within 7 days.
Reports said th


Sunday, November 28, 2021PM calls for review of plans for easing I’ntltravel curbs

New Delhi: As concerns grow over a new COVID variant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for a proactive approach and a review of plans for easing of international travel curbs and urged people to be more cautious while several states moved quickly to take precautionary measures and remain vigilant.
Two South African returnees to Bengaluru, meanwhile, tested positive for COVID-19 an


Sunday, November 28, 202186 pc children vaccinated against 6 childhood illness

SRINAGAR: According to National Family Health Survey-5 (NHFS-5), over 86 percent of children aged between 12-23 months in Jammu and Kashmir have received all basic vaccinations against six major childhood illnesses.
The vaccination against six major childhood illnesses includes Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, and measles. Vaccinations were recorded from a vaccination card fo


Sunday, November 28, 2021Grievance redressal biggest aspects of governance: LG

Jammu: Terming grievance redressal as one of the biggest aspects of good governance, Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday directed Deputy Commissioners and officials to resolve public complaints promptly.
The Lt Governor passed explicit directions to all officials concerned in districts and secretariat for ensuring that public welfare services are delivered, and requests and co


Sunday, November 28, 20213 more deaths, 149 fresh cases

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday witnessed three deaths and 149 fresh positive cases taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 1,724.
With three more deaths, the death toll in the UT stands at 4,473 and 149 fresh positive cases reported on Saturday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 336,386.
Of the exact number of 336,386 cases, 211,416 are from Kashmir d


Sunday, November 28, 20212 militant aides held in Kashmir

Srinagar: Security forces on Saturday arrested two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant associates in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered ammunition and incriminating material from them, police said.
A police spokesman identified them as Muzamil Ayoub Bhat and Suhail Manzoor Mohand -- both residents of Shahabad Kharpora Bala LalgamAwantipora.
"Two terrorist associates linked with pro


Sunday, November 28, 2021BJP leader quits party over 'neglect'

Jammu: BJP's Jammu and Kashmir unit publicity secretary Arun K Chibber announced his resignation from the basic membership of the party on Saturday over alleged neglect and humiliation.
Addressing a press conference here, the 65-year-old Chibber said he "remained associated with the party for over 40 years, working with full dedication and devotion".
"I was linked with the BJP since its formati


Sunday, November 28, 2021GoI launches drone for aerial delivery of vaccines in J&K

GoI launches aerial delivery of vaccines by drone in J&K

Jammu: Unlike Pakistan which uses drones to drop weapons and further terrorism in Indian territory, India uses its drones to serve humanity, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday at the launch of operations of an unmanned aeriel vehicle to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to areas along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.
The indigenously built medium-class multicopter unmanned arie


Sunday, November 28, 2021Local admin sabotaging elections in J&K: Omar

Jammu: NC vice president Omar Abdullah on Saturday said the Centre seems ready to hold assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir but many "kings without crown" in the local administration are out to "sabotage" it as they don't want to transfer power back to the people.
He said there is no possibility of elections in the union territory if the vested interests in the local administration prevail.


Sunday, November 28, 2021Azad asks govt to hold polls right after winter

Srinagar: The Centre should conclude the delimitation process in Jammu and Kashmir by February and hold assembly polls immediately after the winter, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Saturday.
Addressing a workers' meeting in Devsar area of south Kashmir's Kulgam, about 75 kms from here, Azad also said it was not feasible to conduct polls during the next four months of winter.
The next f


Sunday, November 28, 2021J&K assembly elections likely before 2022 Amarnath Yatra

Draft report on delimitation will soon shared with associate members, Lok Sabha members of NC, BJP

Jammu: With the assembly elections likely to be held by May-June next year, various political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have started increasing their footfall on the ground first time after August 5, 2019 when article 370 was scrapped.
Top sources indicate that the delimitation commission has completed its draft report of new and re-alignment of some old assembly seats in J&K.
The commission


Sunday, November 28, 2021India logs 8,318 cases

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 8,318 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,63,749, while the active cases have declined to 1,07,019, the lowest in 541 days, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.
The death toll has climbed to 4,67,933 with 465 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise


Sunday, November 28, 2021Met predicts snowfall in Kmr

Srinagar: The Meteorological Department on Saturday predicted a light to moderate snowfall in the first week of December in Jammu and Kashmir, even as the mercury settled above the freezing point in Srinagar, providing some relief to residents from the prevailing cold conditions.
“The weather will remain dry till the evening of December 4. However, there’s a possibility of light snowfall between


Sunday, November 28, 2021Over 1,537 acres of land retrieved

Jammu: Authorities in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir have retrieved over 1,537.4 acres of state land and those given under the Roshni Act during an anti-encroachment drive an official spokesman said on Saturday.
The drive was conducted across Ramban from November 15 on the directions of Ramban Deputy Commissioner Mussarat Islam, the spokesman said.
Providing a break-up, the Revenue depart


Saturday, November 27, 2021Protect judiciary from targeted attacks: CJI

New Delhi, Nov 26: Asking the Bar Association to stand up for what is right and against what is wrong, Chief Justice NV Ramana on Friday urged the lawyers to protect the judiciary from “motivated and targeted attacks”.
Speaking at the Constitution Day celebration organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), CJI Ramana said that the most important feature of the Indian Constitution is t


Saturday, November 27, 202112.58 per cent population of J&K, Ladakh poor: Niti Aayog

Jammu: The erstwhile state Jammu and Kashmir has secured second spot in list of poorest Union Territories across the country.
According to Niti Aayog's first Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report, the 12.58 per cent population of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is poor.
As per the index, 51.91 per cent population of Bihar is poor, followed 42.16 per cent in Jharkhand, 37.79 per cent


Saturday, November 27, 2021PM terms dynastic parties from Kmr to Kanyakumari threat for democracy

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday tore into the Congress and some other opposition parties saying India is heading towards a kind of crisis in the form of dynastic parties, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, that are run and controlled by the same family for generations to pose the" biggest threat" to a healthy democracy and a concern to people committed to the Constitution.
As the pri


Saturday, November 27, 2021Kashmir’s power consumption grows nearly 8 percent in 1 year

Jammu: The Power consumption in Kashmir regiongrew by nearly 8 per cent to 64,588 Million units (BU) compared to a year agoshowing rapidly increasing demand for electricity and its peak load.
“Kashmir registered 64,588 million units of energy consumption, which is 7.98% higher than the previous year’s consumption of 59,796.19 million units,” an official said.
He added there is a 17.33% incr


Saturday, November 27, 2021Only 30 pc students opt for online learning: ASER

Srinagar: Around 55 percent of school students of Jammu and Kashmir in 2021 preferred to carry learning activities through traditional means while only 30 percent opted for online mode, a survey by ASER reveals.
The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2021 reveals, a total of 55.1 percent students from both private and government-run-schools carried their educational activities through the


Saturday, November 27, 2021Our constitution Inspirational: LG

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday called upon the citizens to uphold the values enshrined in the constitution.
Sinha also read the preamble of the constitution along with President Ram Nath Kovind via video conferencing on Constitution Day on Friday.
Advisers to the LG and other senior officials, including the chief secretary, participated in the mass readin


Saturday, November 27, 2021Survey of impmonument sites conducted in Valley

Srinagar: In a first-of-its-kind exercise in Kashmir, the National Monuments Authority (NMA) has conducted a detailed survey of important Hindu and Buddhist monument sites of the valley, an official spokesman said here on Friday.
The survey was carried out by chairman NMA Tarun Vijay along with the officials of Directorate of Archives, Archaeology and Museums, Jammu and Kashmir.
The wheelchair-


Saturday, November 27, 20214 more fatalities, 174 fresh cases

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Friday witnessed four deaths and 174 fresh positive cases taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 1,719.
With four more deaths, the death toll in the UT stands at 4,470 and 174 fresh positive cases reported on Friday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 336,237.
Of the exact number of 336,237 cases, 211,297 are from Kashmir division a


Saturday, November 27, 2021J&K to increase testing with 30 pc share of RTPCR tests

Jammu: In the backdrop of spurt in COVID cases in certain districts of Jammu and Kashmir, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir has directed health officials to increase the testing capacity with 30 percent share of RTPCR.
“Ensure rapid vaccination, covid appropriate behaviour, community awareness, and quick execution of micro-containment zones to tackle surge in certain districts,” LG


Saturday, November 27, 2021J&K’s fertility rate lowest in country

Jammu: The National Family Health Survey for 2019-21 has revealed that J&K has lowest fertility in whole India and there has been a decline of 0.6 percent fertility rate in J&K since 2015-16 when the last survey was conducted by NFHS.
Experts in Jammu and Kashmir believe that there are many reasons for infertility but the most common reasons are late marriage, knowledge of contraception, obesity


Saturday, November 27, 2021Ultra killed as Army foils infiltration bid along LoC

Police destroys explosives recovered in last 12 yrs

Jammu: One militant killed on Friday as Army has foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Poonch district while Jammu and Kashmir police have destroyed the explosive seized during various militancy operations in district Reasi.
“The Army has foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district and has killed a Pakistani terrorist,” a defence


Saturday, November 27, 2021LG Sinha flags drug addiction across J&K as epidemic levels

Pak pushing drugs to spoil future generations, says DGP

Jammu: Asserting that the thousands of families affected across the Union Territory, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha today flagged drug addiction as epidemic levels and said that the government is committed to purge this menace.
“There are thousands of families scarred by drug addiction, and the government is determined to purge the drug epidemic,” LG Sinha said while c


Saturday, November 27, 2021Police launches complaints portal

Srinagar: Police in Kashmir has come up with an online public grievance redress mechanism to bring transparency in the department by promising action within a fortnight, a police spokesperson said on Friday.
The action came on the order of Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar to bring transparency in the department police station level up, he said.
To this end, the website of zonal


Saturday, November 27, 2021PTAO warns to stop fuel supply

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Petrol Tanker Owners Association on Friday has warned the government to stop the supply of petroleum products in the Union Territory if their demands are not met at the earliest.
Addressing a press conference here, President of J&K Petrol Tanker Owners Association, Anan Sharma, who has been re-elected as association head, said that if the government's indifferent att


Saturday, November 27, 2021Cop arrested for accepting bribe

Jammu: The sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday caught a policeman red handed while accepting a bribe at police station Bishnah here in the city outskirts.
The CBI team acting on a complaint, raided the police station and caught the cop of the rank of an Assistant Police Officer red handed.
"He has been taken into custody and the matter is being investigated," said an offici


Saturday, November 27, 2021183 acres of land retrieved

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has retrieved over 183 acres of prime state land that was encroached by several people in Doda and Reasi districts of Jammu region, officials said on Friday.
In their biggest ever drive in Doda district, teams from the revenue department recovered over 98 acres of state and Roshni land in the last two days, they said.
The encroached lands were retriev


Friday, November 26, 2021Budget FY23 to take on board J&K public’s input, says CBIC

NEW DELHI: Suggestions from the people of Jammu & Kashmir will be collected in a citizen contact drive for the preparation of Union budget for FY23, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has said.
The tax authority in an update posted on its website, mentioned that, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has urged CBIC and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to be the “agents


Friday, November 26, 2021Slight respite from cold conditions in Kmr

Srinagar, Nov 25: The night temperature at most places in Kashmir stayed above the freezing point on Thursday as the residents in the valley experienced slight relief from cold conditions which had set in earlier than usual this year, officials said.
Pahalgam and Gulmarg were the only two places in the valley which experienced sub-zero night temperature on Wednesday night, the officials said.


Friday, November 26, 2021Sgr ranked 39th in NITI Aayog’s SDG Urban Index

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar city secured 61.50 points as it was ranked 39th in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Urban Index 2021 which was released by the NITI Aayog on Tuesday.
A total of 56 urban areas on 77 SDG indicators across 46 targets of the SDG framework has been ranked by the NITI Aayog in collaboration with GIZ and BMZ under the umbrella of Indo-German Development Cooperation.


Friday, November 26, 2021HC seeks detail of politicians occupying govt accommodation

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday has sought details regarding politicians and ex-legislators occupying government accommodation across the Union Territory.
Hearing PIL highlighting illegal occupation of ministerial accommodation, the Division Bench of High court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh ( Jammu Wing) comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Mohd


Friday, November 26, 2021182 new cases, no fresh deaths

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Thursday recorded 182 fresh positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 1,706.
The fresh 182 positive cases have pushed the tally of positive cases to 336,063.
Of the exact number of 336,063 cases, 211,166 are from Kashmir division and 124,897 from Jammu division.
Officials said that among 182 new cases, 14


Friday, November 26, 2021LG launches smart schools project for tribal communities

200 schools to be transformed in smart classrooms

Jammu: Asserting that the securing future of tribal kids is priority of government, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched ambitious project of transforming 200 schools into smart schools for tribal communities.
The modernization of Smart Schools will be executed in two phases. In the first phase, works related to 100 schools will be completed by March 2022 and another 1


Friday, November 26, 2021J&K Police chief terms criticism as ‘nonsense’

Jammu: Reacting to the Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti’s doubts over authenticity of Rambagh encounter, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Thursday said that killers suddenly turned innocents for some people and such “nonsense” is unjustified.
“People in the civil society who somehow understand the reality but, try to say something beyond reality and


Friday, November 26, 202130 percent projects completed, 31 % under execution in J&K

Jammu: The project executing agencies have completed 31 percent of identified projects across Jammu and Kashmir under the ambitious programme of Union government ‘Smart City Mission’ – aimed to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local area development as well as harnessing technology, especially technology that leads to Smart outcomes.
Officials told The


Friday, November 26, 2021NIA carries out searches in Kmr

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches at five locations in Kashmir in connection with its investigation into a case related to an Al-Qaeda group's planning to launch terror attacks in India, an official said.
The case was initially registered in Lucknow by Uttar Pradesh's Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on July 7 and subsequently taken over by the NIA for


Friday, November 26, 2021J&K needs to improve perception about its policing among citizens

Jammu: It appears that Jammu and Kashmir needs to make a concerted effort to improve perception about its policing, as it has fared below par in almost all parameters in the recently published survey by the Indian Police Foundation (IPF).
The survey has been conducted from 29 States and Union Territories-to gauge public perceptions about the quality of policing in India and the level of public


Friday, November 26, 2021Major narcotics haul: Heroin of worth Rs1 bn seized, 1 held

Jammu: In a major crackdown against narcotics smuggling, Jammu Police on Thursday have seized 199-marked heroin packets weighing 52 kgs worth Rs 1 billion in an international market from Jhajjar Kotli area here in the city outskirts.
“Acting on specific inputs about the smuggling of contraband, Station House Officer, Police Station, Jhajjar Kotli, Devender Singh laid surprised check points and s


Friday, November 26, 2021Two drug peddlers held

Jammu: Two alleged drug peddlers were arrested on Wednesday after heroin was seized from their possession in Jammu, police said.
On a tip off, a special team intercepted a drug peddler and recovered from him 200 grams of heroin at Roopnagar area and registered a case against him, they said.
He was identified as Arjun Singh of Kathua.
In a separate incident, police arrested a drug peddler at Pa


Friday, November 26, 20219,283 COVID Cases In India

New Delhi: India added 9,283 new coronavirus infections taking the country's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,35,763 while the active cases declined to 1,11,481, the lowest in 537 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The number of deaths climbed to 4,66,584 with 437 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus


Friday, November 26, 2021Minor PoK boy arrested

Jammu: A 14-year-old boy from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) was apprehended by the Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, officials said.
Asmad Ali, a resident of Tatrinote tehsil in Rawalakot, crossed into this side of the LoC near a forward post, following which he was nabbed, they said.
He is being questioned by the Army, the officials said


Friday, November 26, 2021Cop dies after hit by vehicle

Jammu: A constable with the Jammu and Kashmir police died on duty after being hit by an unknown vehicle in Manda area here on Thursday.
Police on Thursday said that constable Queem Ali, 32, son of Qasim Din, resident of Rangora, Majeen, posted at Pacca Danga Police Station, was hit by an unknown vehicle during the wee hours near Manda check post while he was on duty.
He died on the spot, police


Thursday, November 25, 2021Mehbooba Mufti bats for restoration of Article 370

Banihal/Jammu, Nov 24 (PTI) PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday asked the Centre to restore Article 370 and resolve the Kashmir issue if it wants to "keep Kashmir", saying people want return of "our identity and honour" and that too with interest.
Addressing a public rally at Neel village of Banihal, she also said the people of Jammu and Kashmir have decided "our fate with Mahatma Gandhi's Ind


Thursday, November 25, 2021J&K unveils rules for maintenance, welfare of parents & senior citizens

Srinagar: The administration of Jammu & Kashmir may constitute a council of senior citizens at the Union Territory and district level for effective implementation of “The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act-2007.”
According to “The Jammu and Kashmir Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Rules, 2021”, the government may by order establish a Union Territory


Thursday, November 25, 2021Conscious of B’desh's efforts to deny space to terror groups: Army chief

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen M M Naravane has said that India was conscious of Bangladesh's efforts to deny space to terror groups that are carrying out subversive activities against India.
In a message played out during an event here on Wednesday to mark 50 years of India-Bangladesh ties, he also asserted that "the historic Land Boundary Agreement" (LBA) between the two countries has shown how an


Thursday, November 25, 2021G&M department, JDA, police canteens yet to adopt digitisation

Jammu: Although, the Jammu and Kashmir government is pushing for digitisation to bring transparency in governance and eradicate corruption practice but certain departments across the Union Territory have turned blind eye towards the ambitious initiative of administration.
These departments adopted causal attitude towards the government’s initiative of digitation apparently leaves the


Thursday, November 25, 2021199 active militants in Valley, says CRPF

New Delhi: As many as 199 terrorists are active in the Kashmir valley at present out of which 110 are locals and 89 are foreigners, informed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday.
Citing an intelligence report shared by all concerned agencies of Kashmir valley, a senior CRPF officer said, “Total 199 terrorists are active in the valley that includes 110 locals and 89 foreigners.”


Thursday, November 25, 2021J&K nods guidelines for ex-gratia to kin of victims

2 deaths, 174 new cases; Jmu admin issues fresh SoPs

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday has approved procedural guidelines for disbursing ex-gratia relief of Rs 50,000 to the next of kin of the victims of COVID while the Union Territory reported 174 cases and 2 deaths.
Moreover, the surge in positivity has prompted, the administration of Jammu district to issue fresh SoPs to combat the infection.


Thursday, November 25, 2021BSF lodges protest with Pak over drone activity

Jammu: The BSF on Wednesday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over its violation of the IB by sending drones across the border and asked the country to refrain from such activities.
The BSF delegation was led by Commandant Ajay Suryavanshi and the Pakistan delegation was led by Wing Commander Lt Col Aquil of 13 Wing Chenab Rangers, a BSF spokesperson said.
The protest was lodged during a


Thursday, November 25, 2021Temp settles above freezing point in Kmr

Srinagar: The night temperature rose across Kashmir valley as Srinagar saw the minimum settle above freezing point for the first time in more than a week on Wednesday, officials said.
The valley had been experiencing sub-zero nights for the past week, setting in chilly winter conditions earlier than usual, MET officials said.
Srinagar recorded a low of 0.3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, up f


Thursday, November 25, 2021TRF commander among three militants killed in Sgr encounter

Srinagar: Three militants including a TRF (Lashkar-e-Toiba) commander were killed in a shoot-out at Rambagh area of Srinagar on Wednesday, police said.
A police official said that acting on a specific lead about the three militants travelling in a vehicle in Srinagar’s Rambagh area, a team of Srinagar police cornered the vehicle and killed three militants.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kash


Thursday, November 25, 2021GoI’s roadmap for J&K to provide freedom from poverty, unemployment: Nitin Gadkari

“In 2 years, projects of Rs 1Lakh crore will be started, Jmu-Sgr travel time to reduce to 4 hr”’

Jammu: The road map of the central government for Jammu and Kashmir will provide freedom to the people of the Union territory from poverty and unemployment, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said, assuring of the European-standard infrastructure in the next three years.
The minister was speaking after laying the foundation stone of 25 national highway projects of a total length of 257 km


Thursday, November 25, 2021India logs 9,283 Cases

New Delhi: India added 9,283 new coronavirus cases and 437 related fatalities in last 24 hours, according to the latest official update. The active cases stood at 1,11,481, comprising 1 per cent of the total count, the lowest since March 2020. The recovery count stood at 98.33 per cent, the highest since then.
Meanwhile, two doses of Covaxin are 50 per cent effective against symptomatic disease,


Thursday, November 25, 2021Driver killed in road mishap

Jammu: A man died when a tanker he was driving plunged into a gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.
Police said that a tanker on its way to Srinagar from Jammu in the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday when it reached near Shatani Nallah, the driver lost control and the tanker fell into the gorge killing him.


Thursday, November 25, 2021Ex-CMO others chargesheeted

Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday produced a chargesheet in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar against then Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Budgam, and others for conducting alleged embezzlement to state exchequer.
An ACB spokesman said, chargesheet was produced in an Anti Corruption Court Srinagar against Dr Mohammad Abdullah then CMO Budgam one deceased offici


Thursday, November 25, 2021Grenade attack at CRPF camp

Srinagar: Militants hurled a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said.
However, no damage was done as the grenade missed the intended target, they said.
The ultras lobbed the grenade towards the CRPF camp at Sumbal in Bandipora, the officials said.
The grenade exploded on the roadside without causing any damag


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Govt likely to ban cryptocurrencies

New Delhi: The government is likely to bring a bill in the ensuing winter session of Parliament to bar all but a few private cryptocurrencies and create a framework to regulate digital currency issued by the RBI.
The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, is listed for introduction in the Lok Sabha in the winter session, scheduled to begin from November 29.
The b


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Prez honours Galwan heroes, counter-terrorismwarriors

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday honoured the heroes of the Galwan clash and warriors of anti-counter-terrorism with gallantry awards in the Defence Investiture ceremony.
In the ceremony today, Colonel Santosh Babu, who was the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar regiment during Operation Snow Leopard and was among the 20 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the fierce hand


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Three LeT militants held for killing of salesman in Kmr

Srinagar: Police in Jammu and Kashmir arrested three people on Tuesday for their involvement in the killing of salesman Mohammad Ibrahim Khan on November 8..
All three nabbed are residents of Pulwama and are allegedly linked to terror outfit The Resistance Front (TRF), the offshoot of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The trio killed Khan on the instructions of their Pakistani-based handlers


Wednesday, November 24, 2021CAT's Sgr bench to provide speedy relief to govt employees: Jitendra

Srinagar: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday inaugurated the Srinagar bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and said it will provide speedy relief to government employees in their service cases.
He also said that Jammu and Kashmir has two CAT benches -- Jammu and Srinagar -- and this is because Prime Minister Narendra Modi accords special priority to the Union Territory.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Nitin Gadkari to arrive Jmu today

Jammu: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone of 25 national highway projects of a total length of 257 km with an investment of Rs 11,721 crore in Jammu on Wednesday.
According to officials the three major highways are being upgraded in Jammu and Kashmir and it would give a respite to the local population due to ease in connectivity. One of the


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Displaced employees’ posted in Kmr to get housing facility by 2022

Jammu: Living under fear of psychosis in the wake of civilian killings especially of a particular community, the displaced employees’ from the Kashmir Pandit fraternity serving the Kashmir valley under Prime Minister Relief Package will get housing facilities by 2022.
“Under the Prime Minister's relief package, all the displaced employees will be given suitable accommodation by next year,” an of


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Human rights community for release ofKmri activist

New Delhi: The arrest of Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez in a terror funding probe has drawn sharp reactions from the human rights community, including global organisations which said he is not a terrorist and called for his immediate release.
Parvez, coordinator of the J&K Coalition of Civil Society, was detained and later arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Preventi


Wednesday, November 24, 2021179 new cases, 2 more deaths

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 179 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the infected number of people to 3,35,707 while two fresh deaths due to the virus were reported from the Union Territory in the past 24 hours, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 30 were from Jammu division and 149 from Kashmir division of the UT, the officials said.
They said Srinagar district recorded the h


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Govt terminates two more teachers for remaining unauthorizedly absent

SRINAGAR: Two more teachers have been terminated from the services by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir for remaining unauthorizedly absent from their duties.
The teachers that have been terminated include one each from Anantnag and Srinagar district. The order in this regard has been issued by the Director of School Education Kashmir.
As per the order, Jameela Akhter was appointed i


Wednesday, November 24, 2021J&K govt accountable for every rupee spent on ground after revoking Article 370: Sitharaman

I want banks in J&K to build floors of opportunities, says LG

Jammu: Asserting that abrogation of Article 370 was the biggest favour to the people for a transparent, accountable and democratised government in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the territorial administration is now accountable for every rupee that is deployed on the ground.
She further said the entire administration in the Union Territory is now vis


Wednesday, November 24, 2021India reports 7,579 cases

New Delhi: India logged 7,579 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 543 days, taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,26,480, while the active cases were the lowest in 536 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
The death toll climbed to 4,66,147 with 236 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavi


Wednesday, November 24, 20212 OGWs arrested

Srinagar: Two alleged overground workers (OGW) were arrested in south Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said.
They said a joint team of forces had set a mobile checkpoint at Galandar crossing at Pampore in Awantipora sub district and during which two OGWs were arrested.
“The two OGWs were identified as Jahangir Ahmed Bhat and Asgar Ahmed Lone. Eight live ammunition of AK47 series and a hand gre


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Sgr witnesses coldest night

Srinagar: Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as the mercury dipped to minus 2.3 degree Celsius and cold condition continued unabated across Valley and Ladakh Union Territories disrupting normal activities.
Freezing cold conditions continue to prevail in Valley as Srinagar experienced the coldest night of the season with temperature furthe


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Man self immolates

Jammu: The lackadaisical attitude by the authorities of the Labour Commissioner has forced a young man to take extreme step in ending his life.
As per source, Kamal a resident of Ward number 5 in Arnia went to the Labour commissioner office on November 16 for preparing of his labour card.
However the staff at Labour commissioner office did not entertain his request. Dejected by the refusal fr