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Saturday, September 25, 2021UPSC Results 2020: 22- year-old among nine from J&K cracks civil services exam

Jammu: Atleast nine candidates from Jammu and Kashmir including 22-year-old have cracked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil service exam-2020, the result of which was declared on Friday.

According to the UPSC’s list, there are 761 successful candidates including 545 men and 216 women -- have cleared the test, conducted annually to select the country's bureaucrats, diplomats and


Saturday, September 25, 2021Govt to recover Rs 43 crore paid extra to employees for poll duty

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered recovery of excess amount of Rs 43. 29 Crore rupees which have been paid to employees deployed and associated with the conduct of Municipal and Panchayat Elections, 2018.
As per the reports, the one-month additional salary was drawn by the then DDOs of the state in favour of the employees as per their interpretation of the above Govern


Saturday, September 25, 2021Union Minister visit J&K as part of outreach program

Srinagar: Union ministers Rajeev Chandrasekhar and Pashupati Kumar Paras attended various programmes in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as part of the central government's special public outreach programme in the union territory.
Chandrasekhar, the Union Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics & Technology, visited Budgam district in central Kashmir.
Interacting with


Saturday, September 25, 2021J&K on path of peace, militancy on decline post August 5: MHA

Jammu: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that with the revocation of Article 370 and 35 A, Dr Shyama Prassad Mukherji’s resolve of ‘One nation, one law and one head of the country’ stands fulfilled with “J&K on the path of peace while as militancy was on a decline and Hurriyat base diminishing.”
In a 38-page booklet released by the MHA titled— “the dream of one nation, one law, one symbol


Saturday, September 25, 2021Sinha lauds Army for ensuring peace

Jammu: The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Friday lauds Army for ensuring peace across the Union Territory.
He also appreciated the high professionalism of the Army in ensuring a safe and secure environment for the people of J&K.
He appreciated Army after meeting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps, Lt General, D.P Pandey.
Earlier, GOC briefed th


Saturday, September 25, 2021Admin notifies gratuity benefits for employees

SRINAGAR: The administration on Friday notified gratuity to temporary government employees of Jammu and Kashmir who were appointed on or after 1st January 2010.
In this regard, a notification has been issued by Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Department.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the L


Saturday, September 25, 2021#COVID || Partial restrictions in Srinagar as cases shoot

Srinagar: As the cases continue to surge once again in Srinagar from last two weeks, district administration Srinagar has ordered strict corona curfew in some areas of the city for the period of 10 days from today.
As per an order issued by district magistrate Srinagar Dr Aijaz Asad, there shall be strict corona curfew in the areas of Zadibal (SMC) Ward No's: 55-Hawal, 56-Alamgari Bazar, & 63-Ka


Saturday, September 25, 20211 more death, 148 new cases

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 148 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday that took the infection count to 3,28,738, while one more fatality pushed the death toll to 4,420, officials said.
Of the new cases, 28 were from the Jammu division and 120 from Kashmir division, they said.
Srinagar district recorded the highest 66 new cases followed by 17 cases in Baramulla district, officials said.


Saturday, September 25, 2021Amarnath pilgrims to get refund: SASB

Srinagar: Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) today announced that the yatris who were registered for Yatra 2021 can get refund of their registration fee.
It has been decided that the registration fee of the yatris who had registered themselves for Yatra 2021 through various Banks like Punjab National Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank, and YES Bank shall be refunded to them from 1st October 2021 to 31s


Saturday, September 25, 2021Anurag Thakur inaugurates Himalayan Film Festival at Leh

Leh: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday inaugurated the Himalayan Film Festival at Leh in Ladakh, an official statement said.
The five-day film festival is a part of the celebrations of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' commemorating 75 years of India's independence.
"Keeping in view the PM's call for 'Jan Bhagidhari', the film festival will have active participation


Saturday, September 25, 2021PM holds 1stbilateral meeting with US Prez

Washington: US President Joe Biden said on Friday that the relationship between India and the US, the world's two largest democracies, is destined to be "stronger, closer and tighter , as he hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House for the first bilateral meeting and discussed a wide range of priority issues, including combating COVID-19, climate change, trade and the Indo-Pacific.


Saturday, September 25, 2021India logs 31,382 #COVID cases

New Delhi: India registered 31,382 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is 1.7 per cent lower than what was recorded the previous day on Thursday, according to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry.
With the fresh Covid-19 cases, the total caseload in the country touched 3,35,94,803.
As of 8 am on Friday, India's active caseload stood at 3,00,162. In the last 24 hour


Saturday, September 25, 2021Infiltration being foiled, says DGP

Srinagar: Cross-border infiltration has been a cause of concern, but all attempts of pushing militants into India are being foiled, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said here on Friday.
In recent times, infiltration attempts have increased from the Rajouri-Poonch and Kupwara-Baramulla side and "our forces are capable enough to tackle such attempts", he said.


Saturday, September 25, 2021Rev records to be made public

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta directed the Revenue Department on Friday to enable hassle-free access to documents for the general public.
Mehta chaired a meeting to review the digitisation of land records in Jammu and Kashmir and its subsequent hosting on a user-friendly portal.
"The Revenue Department was asked to develop a user-friendly interface by October 15,


Saturday, September 25, 2021Six JKAS transferred

Jammu: The J&K government on Friday transferred six junior scale Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services(JKAS) officers.
Kewal Krishan Sharma, Assistant Director, Estates Department is transferred and posted as State Project Manager in the State Rural Livelihood Mission, J&K. Drieba Suleman Administrative Officer, Government Medical College, Jammu is transferred and posted as Under Secretary t


Friday, September 24, 2021PM meets leading American CEOs; encourages them to invest in India

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a group of five top American corporate leaders on a one-on-one basis from a range of diverse sectors ranging from drones to 5G, semiconductor, and solar and encouraged them to step up their investments by highlighting the vast opportunities in India.
Modi, who arrived here on Wednesday on an official visit to the US during which he will ho


Friday, September 24, 2021Centre keen to bring devp in J&K: Union Min

Jammu: Union Minister of Heavy Industries, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey on Thursday said the Central Government is keen to bring qualitative development in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure all round social upliftment of its people.
Addressing a public during as part of the ongoing public outreach programme at Barnoti in Kathua district, Mr Pandey said that the present dispensation of Jammu and Kashmir UT


Friday, September 24, 2021Pvt copter makes successful trial landing at Kargil’s Silmu village

Jammu: With an aim to keep the border and remote areas of Kargil district in the Union Territory of Ladakh connected with the country through an air route for twelve months, especially when the region is covered with a thick blanket of snow, the administration has planned to introduce a chopper service.
However, as part of this exercise a successful trial of landing of private company's helicopt


Friday, September 24, 2021172 new cases, no fresh death

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 172 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the infected number of persons to 3,28,590 while no fresh death due to the virus was reported from the Union Territory.
Out of the 172 fresh cases, 21 were from Jammu division and 151 from Kashmir division of the UT, the officials said.
They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 67 cases fol


Friday, September 24, 2021XeN suspended for mismanagement, delay in execution of oxygen plants

Jammu: For the mismanagement and delay in execution of oxygen plants in Jammu division, the J&K government has suspended the executive engineer mechanical wing with immediate effect.
The order issued by Public Works(R&B) Department said, pending inquiry Bodh Raj, incharge executive engineer, Medical and Central Heating division, Jammu is placed under suspension with immediate effect. The inquiry


Friday, September 24, 2021Panels for registration of unorganized workers on NDUW e-SHRAM portal

SRINAGAR: The government has constituted a Union Territory level monitoring committee and District level implementation committee for implementation and monitoring of registration of unorganized workers on the portal of the National Database for Unorganized Workers (NDUW) e-SHRAM portal in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union Territory level monitoring committee shall be headed by the Chief Secretary an


Friday, September 24, 2021Threat ahead of festivals, CRPF deployed at Katra

Jammu: Intelligence agencies have issued a terror alert regarding the cross-border movement of Afghan origin terrorists along with Pakistan-based terrorists in the Jammu and Kashmir region to execute terror activities in the country during the upcoming festive season. Moreover, the concerned agencies have deployed CRPF at Katra as precautionary measure to thwart any untoward incident.
As per th


Friday, September 24, 2021Govt to rotate employees holding post for five yrs

Jammu: On the report filed by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), the Jammu and Kashmir administration has directed all the administrative secretaries to rotate the officials who have completed the stay of over five years on a particular post.
The report said that the government officials and officers are floating the transfer norms.
The official communique wide was issued by the Deputy Secretary


Friday, September 24, 2021Major infiltration bid foiled on LoC in Valley, 3 militants killed

Security forces gun down ultra in encounter in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Army foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday, killing three terrorists and recovering a large cache of arms and ammunition.
"We noticed some suspicious movement in the Hathlanga area near the LoC. The infiltrators were challenged and three of them were killed," an army officer said.
He said a large cache of ar


Friday, September 24, 2021ASI chargesheeted by ACB in trap case

SRINAGAR: Anti Corruption Bureau produced Chargesheet in case FIR No 24/2019 PS ACB Srinagar against accused public servant namely Ashiq Hussain Mir, ASI No. 195/GBL R/o Siraj Pora, Handwara, the then incharge Police Post Nagabal, Ganderbal in the Court of Addl. Anti-corruption Judge Srinagar.
The brief facts of case are that instant Case was registered on 24.10.2019 in PS ACB on the basis of a


Friday, September 24, 2021LeT module busted, 4 held

Srinagar: In a major success police busted a “ terror cum recruitment module” of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Thursday.
A police spokesman said this afternoon that acting on a specific information, police arrested one Assadullah Parray at Hajin in Bandipora.
Militant involved in injuring civilian killed in encounter in Shopian
Srinagar, Sep 23 (UNI) A militan


Friday, September 24, 2021Ex-J&K Bank chairman joins PC

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Bank chairman Parvez Ahmad Nengroo, who is facing graft charges, on Thursday joined the People's Conference.
Nengroo, who was removed from the post of chairman of the bank in 2019 by the government, joined the People's Conference (PC) in the presence of party chief Sajad Gani Lone.
Welcoming Negroo into the party fold, Lone said he will play a key role in scri


Friday, September 24, 2021Jawan shoots himself dead

Srinagar: An Army soldier fatally shot himself with his service rifle in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday.
Lokinder Singh of the Army's 6 Rashtriya Rifles allegedly shot himself with his service rifle at a camp in Keran sector near the Line of Control around 10.30 pm on Wednesday, the officials said.
Singh was rushed to the nearest military health facility where


Thursday, September 23, 2021Darbar Move was nexus, misuse of state exchequer equal to Gau Maas for me: LG

Sinha, Jitendra inaugurates Jammu HAAT

Jammu: In the wake of controversy triggered after scrapping of century old Darbar Move exercise, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha terms it a huge nexus and said that any misuse of state exchequer is equal to Gua Maas for him.

“There is a discussion that scrapping of the century old Darbar Move will impact the economy of Jammu and Kashmir but I want to say it was big nexus


Thursday, September 23, 2021Court paves way for release of aid to KPs

Jammu: Presiding Officer commercial Court granted relief to Kashmir Pandit Migrant by releasing the account of Relief Commissioner.
This significant order has been passed in an application for modification of order dated 26.08.2021 and for detachment of Major Head 2055, Sub Head 0872 and 1057 of Addl. Treasury Talab Tillo, Muthi, Jammu.
Court observed that after the perusal of the file record,


Thursday, September 23, 2021Cop killed, 2 civilians injured in 3 separate incidents in Kashmir

Jammu: A cop killed and 2 civilians injured in three incidents of violence took place across Kashmir in last 24 hours.
As per the reports, a cop was killed by his colleague while a civilian was shot at by a soldier for allegedly snatching the latter's weapon and another civilian injuried after being shot by suspected militants in the districtShopain.
“A policeman died in Kupwara di


Thursday, September 23, 2021JKP’s hi-tech app to keep tab on suspects boarding hotels

Jammu:To keep a tab on suspicious elements staying in hotels, lodges and other hospitality centres, Jammu Police while making an optimum use of technology have introduced an App to monitor any unwanted activity.
Reliable sources said that as terrorist organizations are trying hard to disrupt peace in Jammu and Kashmir, in a first, the Jammu Police have initiated to keep check on such elements by


Thursday, September 23, 2021#COVID || 204 new cases, no fresh death

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded more than 200 fresh cases of coronavirus, the highest daily tally in more than two months, taking the total number of infected people to 3,28,418 while no fresh death due to the virus was reported from the Union Territory in the past 24 hours.
Out of the 204 fresh cases, 45 were from Jammu division and 159 from Kashmir division of the UT, the of


Thursday, September 23, 2021Union Minister Irani for more deployment of women officers

PM aim to serve nation on mission mode: Ajay Kumar Mishra

Srinagar: Hailing the role of Jammu and Kashmir Police in maintaining peace and rendering their services despite challenging circumstances, Union minister Smriti Irani said that asked the personnel to increase the visibility of women officers' deployment at important places taking into account the equality and empowerment of women in the force.
Union minister Smriti Irani interacted with senior


Thursday, September 23, 2021PM for mutual recognition of vaccine certificates

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that international travel should be made easier through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates, amid several countries adopting different sets of rules to allow foreigners to enter their territory in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his video remarks at the Global COVID Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden, Modi also said Ind


Thursday, September 23, 2021Ladakh standoff || Army rose to occasion: Naravane

New Delhi: The India Army troops rose to the occasion to the challenges along the northern border as likely contingencies and possible options were war-gamed beforehand, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane said on Wednesday, referring to the eastern Ladakh standoff with China.
He also said that while focusing on the situation in eastern Ladakh, the Army did not ignore the rest of India's borders as suffi


Thursday, September 23, 2021JKBOSE announces mass promotion for class 11th

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education on Wednesday announced a mass promotion for the students who were to appear in annual and private exams of class 11th in the Kashmir Division.
The decision has been taken due to the paucity of time left for conducting forthcoming Annual (Regular) Examinations in Kashmir Division; inter-zone areas of the Jammu Division. Whereas, the studen


Thursday, September 23, 2021Normal life hit as protests mark peaceful traders' strike in Jammu

Jammu: Normal life was hit across the Jammu region on Wednesday amid a day-long strike call given by the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) to protest against the alleged directionless anti-trade policies of the administration.
The strike, which evoked widespread support from almost all opposition political parties and social groups, remained peaceful with no untoward incident repor


Thursday, September 23, 20212 cops among 6 govt employees sacked for terror links in J&K

Srinagar: Six government employees, including two policemen, were on Wednesday dismissed from service for their alleged links with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of employees sacked in last nearly six months to 25, officials said.
Among those dismissed from service earlier, there were two sons of Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and tainted Deputy


Thursday, September 23, 2021Tourism department ropes in REPL

Jammu: The Directorate of Tourism, Jammu Province has appointed a Delhi-based infrastructure consultancy company Rudrabhishek Enterprises Ltd. (REPL), as Technical Consultants for development of Tourism Projects in Jammu region.
The tourism projects being developed include types of tourism activities i.e.Mountain, Adventure, Heritage, Eco-tourism and Pilgrimage tourism etc.
“The Union Ministry


Thursday, September 23, 2021SFs defuse 4 bombs

Jammu: Security forces on Wednesday defused four "sticky" bombs, which were seized from an over ground worker in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.
These were destroyed at Bharirakh in Mendhar by a bomb disposal squad, they said.
The "sticky" bombs and Rs 10,500 were seized from Mehmood Hussain, the officials said.


Thursday, September 23, 2021Peace in Gurez: Army

Srinagar: General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar based army’s 15 Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey Wednesday said that post new ceasefire pact between Indian and Pakistani army in February this year, Gurez Valley in northern district of Bandipora is peaceful and people are living without any fear.
Talking exclusively to reporters, on the side-lines of a function titled combine annual tra


Thursday, September 23, 2021Three killed in road mishap

Jammu: Three people were killed and two others injured on Wednesday when a passenger vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a 200-feet-deep gorge in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
The accident took place near Chunga around 6.45 pm when the driver of an SUV on its way to Shungus from Mendhar lost control while negotiating a curve, a police official said.
He said the re


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Budget 2022-23 Finance department seeks revised estimates today

Jammu: For formulation of revised estimates 2021-22 and budget estimates 2022-23, the finance department has given ultimatum to concerned administrative departments furnish the information by today.
As per notification issued today, the Accounts Officer(budget) finance department was directed to refer Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India OM No 04/08/2021-Bgt-I dated o2-09-2021 regarding


Wednesday, September 22, 2021IITs exploring feasibility of setting up college in Kargil

Kargil: A high-level team of IIT directors on Monday visited here to examine the feasibility of establishing an engineering college in this district of Ladakh, officials said.
The team comprised of directors IIT-Delhi, Prof V Ramgopal Rao, IIT-Bombay Prof Subhasis Chaudhuri and IIT-Kanpur Prof Abhay Karandikar.
The team interacted with officials and students to explore the fellowship opportunit


Wednesday, September 22, 2021HC seeks details of trial pending against MPs, MLAs

Jammu: After the Supreme Court directed the chief justices of every high court in the county to furnish the details of trial pending against lawmakers, the J&K High Court has also sought details from of the trials pending against MPs and MLAs in various courts in the UT.
A Division Bench of J&K High Court Comprising Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice in a Suo-Moto PIL, directed advocate Gen


Wednesday, September 22, 2021IED recovery case NIA conducts searches at multiple locations in J&K

Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted searches at eight locations in different districts of Jammu and Kashmir in connection with the recovery of an improvised explosive device here on June 27.
The searches were carried out with active assistance of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force in Doda and Kishtwar districts of the Jammu province


Wednesday, September 22, 2021#COVID J&K logs 145 new cases, two deaths

Jammu: TheJammu and Kashmir recorded 145 COVID-19 cases and two fatalities on Tuesday, taking its infection tally to 3,28,214 and the death toll to 4,419, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 24 were reported from Jammu division and 121 from Kashmir division, the officials said.
They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 56 new cases, followed by Budgam with 19.
There are 1,450


Wednesday, September 22, 2021New airport terminal at Leh by Dec 2022:Scindia

Leh: The new airport terminal in Leh is likely to become operational by December next year, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Tuesday.
This was conveyed by Scindia to Ladakh Lieutenant Governor R K Mathur during a virtual meeting with him to discuss the progress of ongoing and new civil aviation projects for better air connectivity in the region.
"The new airport terminal at


Wednesday, September 22, 202162 environments related offences reported in J&K

51 cases at disposal of police, 45 people chargesheeted

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT) in the year 2020 has reported 62 cases of environment-related offences which are the highest among the 8 Union Territories of the country.
Among the 8 Union Territories of India, Jammu and Kashmir stand at first, while New Delhi reported 23 cases and Puducherry saw 54 cases of environment-related offences.
During the year 2020, a total of 61,767


Wednesday, September 22, 2021People have faith in PM, govt keen on delivering promises, says Irani

Srinagar: People of Jammu and Kashmir have faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the Centre is keen on delivering upon the promises made to the union territory, Union minister Smriti Irani said on Tuesday.
The minister began her two-day visit to Budgam in central Kashmir as part of the Union government's special outreach initiative to the union territory.
She presided over a day-long func


Wednesday, September 22, 2021J&K laboratory for BJP to test its ‘divide & rule policy’: Mehbooba

Jammu: Accusing the BJP government of dividing people of Jammu and Kashmir on religious lines, Peoples Democratic Party Chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that J&K is a laboratory for BJP to test its ‘divide & rule policy’.
“Earlier, there were strikes in Kashmir only, but now they are taking place in Jammu. “J&K is a laboratory where they (BJP) are testing its ‘divide & rule policy’. It (poli


Wednesday, September 22, 20212 pilots dead in helicopter crash

Jammu: Two pilots were killed when an Army helicopter crash-landed in a dense forest near Patnitop in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district on Tuesday, officials said.
"Today, during a training sortie in Patnitop area, Indian Army's Cheetah helicopter crash-landed in Shiv Garh Dhar area in the district," a Jammu-based defence spokesman said.
He said that two pilots -- Major Rohit Kumar and Majo


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Jammu Bandh today, traders appeal for peaceful shutdown

Jammu: Various political and social organisations of Jammu have extended support to bandh call given by traders’ body as mark of protest against setting up of 100 new Reliance Smart Points as well as against government policies which, allegedly bringing more stakeholders from outside into Jammu’s business domain.
Barring Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), political parties like National Conference


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Reliance Retail denies opening of 100 stores

Jammu: A shutdown will be observed today following a call by business fraternity of Jammu led by Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) Jammu in support of their cause, major amongst them is the anguish over proposed move of the government to open 100 Reliance stores in Jammu.
However, in response to query by this scribe, the Reliance Retail has issued a statement via email, "We have not opened an


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Vivek Chaudhari to be new IAF Chief

New Delhi: Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari will take charge as the chief of the Indian Air Force after the incumbent, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, retires on September 30, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.
Air Marshal Chaudhari is currently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff.
"The government has decided to appoint Air Marshal V R Chaudhari, presently Vice Chief of Air Staff, as the


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Civilian suffers bullet injuries

Srinagar: A civilian suffered bullet injuries in firing during a cordon and search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Tuesday, officials said.
Security forces had launched the operation at Lachmanpora in the Beerwah area of the district, following information about the presence of militants there, they said.
There was an incident of firing during the search operation in which a


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Search ops in Uri continues

Srinagar: A combing operation launched by the Army after it detected suspicious movement in Uri along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir entered the third day on Tuesday, officials said.
All telecommunication facilities including internet in the border town remained suspended.
The combing operation was launched on the intervening night of September 18-19, the officials said.
A defence sp


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Nine arrested for attacking police

Jammu: Nine people, including two government school teachers, were arrested on Tuesday in Reasi district in connection with an alleged attack on a police party which had arrested a criminal wanted in a rape case, police said.
The accused were all close associates of the arrested criminal and one of them was also accused in a case related to the abduction and rape of a woman in 2013, a police off


Tuesday, September 21, 2021J&K’s power generation capacity to be doubled in next 5 yrs: Union Minister

Work is on to realise PM vision on J&K: MoS Home; Centre committed to providing better healthcare facilities: Mos H&FW

Jammu: Asserting the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on mission to make Jammu and Kashmir power surplus state, the Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar said that the power generation capacity of the Union Territory will be doubled in next five years.
“Central and the Jammu and Kashmir governments are working o


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Neelu Gera to head JKPCB 8 IFS, three KAS transferred

Jammu: Seven Indian Forest Service(IFS) officers and three JKAS officers have been transferred by the government on Monday.

In the interest of administration, the government ordered transfers and postings of Forest Officers including Neelu Gera Director, Environment, Ecology and Remote Sensing, J&K is transferred and posted as Chairman, J&K Pollution Control Committee. She shall take over afte


Tuesday, September 21, 2021JKSTRC gets fleet of 95 buses, 405 more to come

Jammu: Once marred by mismanagement and corruption during 1980’s and 1990s which led to its decline bringing it to brink of bankruptcy, the Jammu & Kashmir Road Transport Corporation (JKRTC) is now on revival mode and has got 95 new buses in its pocket.
“In order to revive Jammu and Kashmir’s dead horse, JK UT administration is making all efforts to expand Jammu & Kashmir Road Transpo


Tuesday, September 21, 2021No need to worry about Taliban militants: Army

Srinagar: There is no need to worry about the possibility of a spillover of Taliban militants into Jammu and Kashmir as people will be kept safe, a top Army official here said on Monday.
"This question has been asked to me a number of times on events which are unrelated. Right? So, I will again answer your question: why are you worried? You are safe and you will be kept safe. There is enough eff


Tuesday, September 21, 2021AMARNATH YATRA Multistory Yatri Niwas coming up at Chanderkote, to facilitate 4500 pilgrims

Jammu: To facilitate the smooth pilgrimage especially in harsh weather conditions, a multistory Yatri Niwas (Pilgrims Shelter) is coming up at Chanderkote in Ramban district of the Union Territory.
The shelter will accommodate nearly 4500 pilgrims once completed.
“During the Amarnath Yatra, the pilgrims had to face hardships especially when it rains or due to triggering of landslides that leads


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Jammu Haat likely to be inaugurated on Sept 22

JAMMU: Renamed as ‘Jammu Haat’, the first-of-its kind ‘Trade Facilitation Centre’ of J&K, constructed in Jammu, is most likely to be inaugurated on 22 September, 2021.
Official sources have revealed to The News Now that the inauguration of ‘Jammu Haat’ was to be held on 20 September, 2021, and the preparations were being done accordingly. However, for some reasons it is now postponed to 22 Septe


Tuesday, September 21, 2021District Kathua now COVID free

128 fresh cases, 1 death

Jammu: With the recovery of one patient, the district Kathua become COVID free while the Jammu and Kashmir reported 128 fresh cases on Monday, taking the number of infected persons to 3,28,069 while one fresh death due to the virus took the toll to 4,417 in the Union Territory.
As per the data accessed by The News Now, the district Kathua become COVID free following recovery of one patient and n


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Schools reopen for classes 10, 12

Jammu: After remaining closed for months to prevent the spread of coronavirus, various schools reopened on Monday for students of classes 10 and 12 across Jammu in accordance with the fresh government guidelines, officials said.
However, they said the attendance in both private and government schools for the two classes was low but expected to pick up in the coming days.
All educational institu


Tuesday, September 21, 2021SMC passes resolution to rename areas after ex- legislature, leader killed by ultras

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has passed a resolution to rename two areas in the city after the former legislature and social and political leader, who were killed by militants.
The resolution was passed during the general session of Srinagar Municipal Corporation which was held at SMC Corporator Hall today. The general session was presided by the Srinagar Municipal Corporat


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Govt directs officials to follow proper channel for redressal service matter

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir administration Monday directed employees working in different departments to desist from approaching higher offices for redressal of grievances pertaining to service matters.
Reports said that several employees have been approaching higher offices which include the President’s Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Lieutenant Governor’s Offices and other offices of


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Minus BJP, parties extend support to Jammu bandh call; traders call on Div Com, Mayor

JAMMU: Barring ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, almost every political party of Jammu and Kashmir Monday supported the Bandh Call given by trader’s body on September 22 against the setting up of 100 retail outlets by Reliance company alone in Jammu. Moreover, Traders Federation including Jammu Chamber of Commerce today called on Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Chander Mohan Gupta and Divisional


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Phone Services suspended in Uri

Srinagar: Mobile internet and phone services were suspended on Monday in the border town of Uri in J&K’s Baramulla district following a counter-infiltration operation going on there for the last 24 hours. Defence sources said reinforcements have been called in and a large area has been brought under the operation.
“An infiltration attempt has been made and we are looking for them. “Whether they


Tuesday, September 21, 2021SED’s purchase panel reconstituted

SRINAGAR: The administration on Monday re-constituted the Union Territory level purchase committee in School Education Department.
The committee will be headed by the Director of Finance, School Education Department, Jammu and Kashmir and will have five other members.
In this regard, an order has been issued by B K Singh, Principal Secretary to School Education Department. “In the supersession


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Soldier killed in fratricide

Srinagar: A soldier was killed in an incident of fratricide in the frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara on Monday, Defence Ministry spokesperson said tonight.
Col Emron Musavi said a firing incident occurred today afternoon when an Army patrol was at village Lassipura in Kupwara. “The patrol was on a tactical break when two personnel entered into an argument,” he said.
He said the argument esca


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Two killed in road mishap

Jammu: A woman and her daughter were killed on Monday when their car skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, officials said.
One more family member was seriously injured in the accident which took place near Khellani at around 5.30 pm, they said.
They said Shakeel Ahmad along with his wife Salma Begum and daughter Tanha were on their way to Khell


Monday, September 20, 2021Ex-MLC’s murder: Main accused arrested, pistol recovered: Police

Jammu: The Delhi Police has arrested a 61-year-old man in connection with the killing of National Conference leader Trilochan Singh Wazir whose highly-decomposed body was found at a flat in west Delhi's Moti Nagar area, officials said on Sunday.

Harmeet Singh, a property dealer by profession who was on the run, shot Wazir dead, they said, adding that he was nabbed from Jammu.

The highly-dec


Monday, September 20, 2021India logs 30,773 cases

New Delhi: With 30,773 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a single day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,34,48,163, while the active cases declined to 3,32,158, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll climbed to 4,44,838 with 309 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.99 per


Monday, September 20, 2021Infiltration bid foiled

Srinagar Alert troops on Sunday foiled a major infiltration bid in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, official sources said.
They said troops guarding Line of Control (LoC) noticed a group of militants entering into this side from POK at Angoori post in Uri sector in the wee hours under the cover of darkness.
However, when challenged infiltrators opened fire, they said adding tr


Sunday, September 19, 2021460 youth from J&K, Ladakh join JAKLI regiment

Jammu: A total of 460 well-trained recruits on Saturday joined the army here as young soldiers after a successful attestation parade at Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) centre, a defence spokesperson said.
However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was conducted without the parents of the recruits following all the norms and advisors.
The attestation parade of recruit c


Sunday, September 19, 2021Army prepared to meet any challenge: Lt Gen Das

Jammu: The Army is fully prepared to meet any challenge, like the use of drones and social media, by adversaries to safeguard the country, Commandant of Chennai-based Officers Training Academy (OTA) Lieutenant General M K Das said on Saturday.
Lt Gen Das, who is also the colonel of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) regiment, said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is getting better with t


Sunday, September 19, 2021Centre keen to provide efficient healthcare toJ&K: Mandaviya

Srinagar: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said the Centre is keen to provide efficient and inclusive health and medicare services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir with a special focus on economically weaker and downtrodden sections.
He made these remarks during a visit to Baramulla district as part of the central government's public outreach programme which aims to evoke pu


Sunday, September 19, 2021Militants looking for soft targets, says DGP

Srinagar: Militants are looking for soft targets in order to create disturbance, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh said on Saturday as he asserted that every attempt of anti-national elements to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in the union territory would be dealt with firmly.
The DGP's comments came a day after a civilian and a policeman were shot dead in separate incidents in Kulgam


Sunday, September 19, 2021Traders call for day long strike on Sept 22

We believe trade in Jmu region being disturbed deliberately: JCCI president

Jammu: Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for a day-long 'peaceful' strike on September 22 to protest the alleged discrimination of highest degree by the government with them.
Announcing the strike, JCCI president Arun Gupta said the token strike against directionless policies of the government should serve as a wakeup call for it and it should take immediate corrective measures t


Sunday, September 19, 2021#COVID || J&K crosses 1 crore dose mark, 28Lakh fully jabbed

Jammu: Leaving behind the initial vaccine hesitancy, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has crossed the milestone of administering 1 crore anti-coronavirus disease doses to its eligible beneficiaries in about eight months.
With this, around 58% of the target population in the Union Territory has been vaccinated at least with the first dose.
Hailing the medical fraternity for achieving th


Sunday, September 19, 2021#COVID || 152 fresh cases, no new deaths

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 152 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, which took the tally to 3,27,773, while no death due to the infection was reported in the past 24 hours, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 15 were from the Jammu division and 137 from the Kashmir division of the Union Territory, they said.
Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 67 cases followed by 23 cas


Sunday, September 19, 2021GoI to provideaid for devp of infra in tribal habitations: LG

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha handed over certificates of individual and community forest rights to the members of tribal communities of Jammu division on Saturday.
Addressing the event, Sinha said a new era of social equality has been ushered in for tribals in the union territory with the handing over of individual and community forest rights certificates to them.


Sunday, September 19, 2021Militants escapes after firing shots

Srinagar: Militants managed to give slip to security forces at Baghwanpora area of Noorbagh in Srinagar on Saturday after firing a few shots at the police party.
A police official said that acting on specific inputs about the presence of militants in Baghwanpora area of Noorbagh, Srinagar, an area under the jurisdiction of police station Safa Kadal, a police party laid a siege in the area. “When


Sunday, September 19, 2021Punjab CM steps down

Chandigarh: Embattled Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh stepped down from his post on Saturday ahead of the meeting of party legislators in the faction-ridden state unit as the party high command decided to effect a change of guard in the border state ahead of assembly polls early next year.
The Chief Minister went to meet Governor Banwari Lal Purohit to hand over his resignation.


Sunday, September 19, 20214.3-magnitude tremor hit Gulmarg

JAMMU: An earthquake of 4.3-magnitude hit Gulmarg in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday morning.
According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the earthquake occurred at 10.14 am on Saturday. The origin of the earthquake was located 270 km north-northwest of Gulmarg.
“National Center for Seismology @NCS_Earthquake Earthquake of Magnitude:4.3, Occurred on 18-09-2021


Sunday, September 19, 2021Ex-ultra arrested

Jammu: Security forces have arrested a former militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district, officials said on Saturday.
On specific information received through reliable sources, a special team of security forces raided the suspected locations on Friday and arrested the former militant, they said.
The arrested person has been identified as Abdul Gani. He was wanted in a case registered at


Sunday, September 19, 2021Three cops transferred

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered transfers of three Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) in the interest of administration with immediate effect.
According to an order, Gurinderpal Singh, SSP Kulgam has been transferred and has been asked to report to the PHQ for awaiting further posting.
Dr GVSundeep Chakravarthy (IPS), SSP Kupwara has been transferred and post