Jammu and Kashmir

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Siar Baba tragic incident: Free treatment of injured at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Hospital

KAKRYAL, JULY 17: On the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, 35 critically injured persons in the yesterday’s tragic incident at Siar Baba near Reasi were immediately rushed to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-specialty Hospital (SMVDNSH), Kakryal, for urgent treatment.

Of those injured, two were declared as brought dead, while the other 3

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Amarnath Yatra 2018: Div Com reviews ongoing works on Baltal track

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan convened a meeting to review the measures being taken to prevent shooting stones along the Baltal route to the holy Amarnath cave.

The meeting was informed that the breast-walling at four critical spots near the holy cave is under progress which will be completed in three days. 75 crates of mesh-wire are already available at

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018KCCI delegation calls on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) called on the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, and apprised him about various issues confronting the trade and industry in the State.

During their interaction with Advisor, the delegation suggested for holding of Kashmir Festivals in big cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata to increase the foo

 

Tuesday, July 17, 20182,201 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 17: A batch of 2,201 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Tuesday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said.

Since it started on June 28, more that 197,000 pilgrims have already performed the annual pilgrimage.

"Escorted convoys carrying the 2,201 Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here for the Valley," the police said.

"Of these, 1,344 are heading to the Pah

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018First Lady e-inaugurates All Women Branch of J&K Bank

Exhorts the Bank to take up financial inclusion of Women in mission mode

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra e-inaugurated the first “All Women Branch of J&K Bank” at a function organised at the SKICC on monday. Sh. Parvez Ahmad, Chairman J&K Bank was present on the occasion.

Mrs. Vohra also inaugurated special services and products designed exclusively for women clients of the Bank, which included Pink Gold Saving Scheme, Pink Platinum Saving Scheme, Spe

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018J&K BJP constitutes new team

Jammu, July 17: The state unit of Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Monday constituted a new team and nominated 11 state spokespersons, including its chief.

BJP State President Ravinder Riana (MLA), in consultation with BJP National Vice-President & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, State General Secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul and senior party leaders, constituted the new team of State BJP with Harinder Gup

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Governor inaugurates SFA Football League Phase II

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the Inter State Football Academy - Football League Phase-II at the Astro Turf, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar. Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor, Sh. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman J&K Bank, Sh. Mohammad Javed Khan, Commissioner Youth Services and Sports were present on the occasion.

Governor interacted with the teams of football players who

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018ADC Doda flags off 2nd batch of Hajj pilgrims

DODA, JULY 17: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pawan Parihar and SSP Mohd Shabir flagged off 150 hajjis from the district for Hajj-2018.

Pilgrims from various areas of the district including Doda, Bhaderwah, Thathri and Gandoh proceeded for the holy pilgrimage in 3 buses.

The ADC extended good wishes to the pilgrims and prayed for their safe and secure journey.

Tehsildars Doda and Bhad

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018DDC Rajouri inspects resurfacing work on NH 144-A

RAJOURI, JULY 17: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad inspected the resurfacing/ macadamisation work on National Highway 144-A (Jammu-Poonch) on Nowshera-Rajouri stretch.

He was accompanied by ACD Dr Akhtar Hussain Qazi, DPO Dr Abdul Khabir and concerned officer from GREF authorities.

The DDC while stressing upon the importance of National Highway for twin districts of Raj

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Div Com reviews traffic scenario

Emphasizes on incorporating modern methods for better traffic management

JAMMU, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma convened a meeting to review the traffic scenario in Jammu city besides discussing measures to further streamline the traffic movement.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar, VC JDA, R K Shavan , SSP Traffic , Joginder Singh, RTO , Deep Raj besides other senior functionaries of concerned departments.

During the

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Chief Secretary chairs SEC meeting of SDRF

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Chief Secretary, Mr B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

Financial Commissioner, H&UDD, Director General of Police, J&K, Principal Secretary, Home, Principal Secretary, Finance, Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Principal Secretary, PD&MD, ADGP SDRF & Home Guards, Adminis

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Thousands appear in PET for post of constable in SDMF in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 16: Thousands of youth on Monday appeared in Physical Endurance Test (PET) for the post of constables in State Disaster Management Force (SDRF) of Jammu and Kashmir police, a police spokesman said here this afternoon.

He said recruitment for post of Constables in State Disaster Management Force (SDRF) of J&K Police evokes massive response.

The Physical Endurance Tests (PET) u

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Andrabi, aides sent to 30 days judicial custody

New Delhi, July 16: A court here on Monday sent Asiya Andrabi, chief of the Kashmiri women's group "Dukhtaran-e-Milat" (Daughters of Faith), and two associates to 30 days judicial custody for allegedly advocating secession of Jammu and Kashmir and violence.


After Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen were presented before Special NIA Judge Poonam Bamba on expiry of their 10-day National

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Youth killed in sibling fight in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 16: A youth died when he had a fight with his brother over some issue here on city outskirts.

"Two brothers this afternoon had a fight over some matter in village Harsa Dabber of tehsil Bishnah here in which one Lalit Kumar,20, son of Amar Nath suffered a fatal injury," police here said.

They said that he was rushed to the hospital but declared as brought dead.

"The accused (d

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Rain to continue in Jammu for next one week

New Delhi: Due to these weather conditions, moderate rains with few heavy spells are currently have occurred over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the last 24 hours. Jammu and Kashmir also witnessed light to moderate rainfall activity. Now, we expect these rains to continue for at least next one week.

In the last 24 hours from 08:30 am on Sunday, Sundernagar recorded 77 mm of rain, foll

 

Monday, July 16, 2018JKCA Scam: CBI Files Charge Sheet Against Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, Jul 16: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a charge sheet against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and others in multi crore scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) in Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in Srinagar.

According to reports, during the filing of the charge sheet, some accused were present but former Chief Min

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Holy Mace to reach cave on August 26 for final 'darshan'

Srinagar, Jul 16: The “Chhari Mubarak”, the holy Mace of Lord Shiva, will be taken to Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on August 26, the concluding day of 60-day-long pilgrimage which commenced from June 28 from traditional Pahalgam and shortest Baltal tracks simultaneously.

The age-old rituals associated with the annual pilgrimage will commence from July 27 when Chhari Mubarak

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Teenager drowns in stream in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 16: A teenager drowned in a stream in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said here on Monday.

They said a youth, identified as 16-year-old Abid Hussain, was taking a bath in a stream at Ganai Mohalla in Handwara in Kupwara when he drowned.

However, those present in the area also jumped into the stream but could not save him. Later body of the teenager was recov

 

Monday, July 16, 2018SFs arrest suspected militants along with arms, ammunition in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 16: Security forces arrested a suspected militant alongwith a pistol and other arms and ammunition in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Monday morning, official sources said.



They said on a tip-off security forces arrested a suspected militant at village Khulyana, Pulwama. A pistol, a magazine and other arms and ammunition were recovered from his possession.More details a

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for PoK

Srinagar, Jul 16: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) left here on Monday morning to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC), official sources said.

The weekly bus left with six passengers—a Kashmiri and five PoK returnees—Bemina Srinagar this morning for Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this s

 

Monday, July 16, 20182 Amarnath pilgrims detained for questioning after their friend found dead in Ramban

Jammu: Two persons were detained as they were carrying the body of their friend, who died in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir after making a pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine, on a motorcycle to his Tarn Taran residence in Punjab without informing the authorities, a police official said today.
The body of the 20-year-old pilgrim, Balkar Singh, has been sent for post-mortem while his two

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Landslide hits new track to Vaishno Devi near Himkoti, closed for pilgrims temporarily

Jammu: A landslide occured on the new track to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Himkoti, in the early morning hours on Monday.

No casualties were reported due to the landslide. Meanwhile, the track has been temporarily closed for pilgrims.

Earlier on Sunday, at least seven people were killed and more than 33 injured after a landslide hit people bathing in a waterfall in Reasi district of Jam

 

Monday, July 16, 2018One terrorist gunned down in Kupwara encounter

Srinagar: terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday.

Two Indian Army personnel were also injured in the incident, which took place in Kupwara's Safawali Gal.

An AK-47 rifle was recovered from the possession of the terrorist.

Further details are awaited.

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Over 4,000 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu: Over 1,87,300 pilgrims have so far performed this year’s Amarnath Yatra as another batch of 4,195 pilgrims left Jammu for the Valley on Monday.

“A total of 4,195 Yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in two batches of 2,455 and 1,740 for the Valley in escorted convoys. Of these, 2,455 Yatris are headed for Baltal while 1,740 are going to Pahalgam base camp,” police said.

The 60-day

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Rs 32 lakh cash, property papers found at ARTO house in VO raids

JAMMU: In a raid at the residence of an official of Motor Vehicles Department, the Vigilance Organisation claimed to have recovered Rs 32 lakh in cash and papers pertaining to various properties and business partnerships.

The State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has raided the home of Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Shopian. The recoveries include cash of Rs 32 lakh in addition to R

 

Monday, July 16, 2018105 tie knots in Kashmir’s first mass marriage

SRINAGAR: In the first ever mass marriage in Kashmir, as many as 105 couples tied the knot in a simple function in Amar Singh Club here. The couples belonged to various parts of north Kashmir, including Srinagar.

“It is being done by the Jaffri Council of Jammu and Kashmir and this is the first such mass marriage,” Ghulam Rasool Chakan, the general secretary of the party said. “This, however,

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Most PDP ex-ministers vacate houses, those from BJP averse

JAMMU: Ahead of 30-day deadline after demitting offices, the former Ministers have begun vacating their official bungalows in the winter capital Jammu even as most of them still retain their Srinagar houses.
Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was the first to vacate the Chief Ministerial bungalow in Jammu barely two days after fall of her government on July 19.
Former Ministers Haseeb Drabu

 

Monday, July 16, 20187 killed in Reasi’s waterfall mishap, 31 battling injuries

Jammu: At least seven persons died and 31 others were reported injured when a huge boulder rolled down a 100-feet high waterfall in Reasi district where several people had gathered for a Sunday bath which is also believed to be of religious importance.
The Government has sanctioned Rs 4 Lakh ex-gratia to the next of the kin of those who died. An immediate relief of Rs 30000 was also provided to

 

Monday, July 16, 2018 Mehbooba chairs party meeting, PDP eyes Kargil Hill Council polls

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: A week after consolidating her position with the legislators, Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti Sunday had a meeting with the workers from central Kashmir to discuss with them an outreach plan.

PDP spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir said that the meeting was called to discuss the grassroots mobilisation of party cadres of central Kashmir and to discuss the feedback of par

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Amarnath: 11331 pilgrims pay obeisance

SRINAGAR: On the 18th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 11,331 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,87,375 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Couple dies in Bhaderwah mishap

Bhaderwah: A couple were killed while their son and two daughters were injured when their car skidded off a hilly road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning, the police said.

They were going to Doda town from their Chillybala village. The incident occurred near Mukhyas village when the driver was negotiating a blind turn, Additional Superintendent of Po

 

Monday, July 16, 2018NIA quizzes Kashmiri scribe Auqib Javed

JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency, late last evening and Sunday morning, questioned Kashmir Observer reporter, Auqib Javed, in a sedition case filed against Dukhtaraan-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi and two of her aides.

“I was asked questions regarding interviews of various persons done by me, types of stories which I do, my education including schooling and higher studies as well as fam

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Activists alarmed: Bill to amend RTI in Parliament this monsoon session

JAMMU: A bill to amend the law on Right to Information has been listed for passing for monsoon session.

According to a media report, government sources earlier indicated that this bill is only for the revision of salaries of RTI officers. Opposition and activists believed that this could weaken the RTI law.
Under RTI, the Chief Information Commissioner at Centre gets the same salary as Chief

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Notorious criminal slapped with Public Safety Act in JK's Samba, sent to jail

Jammu, Jul 15: A 33-year-old notorious criminal, arrested last week in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir after a long hunt, has been charged under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) and sent to jail, police said today.

Mohammad Hussain, a resident of Manohar Gopala who was wanted in nearly a dozen cases, was arrested from Basanter area on July 10 and was sent to sub-jail Hiranagar in Kath

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Police arrest 4 gamblers from Srinagar, recovers stake money

Srinagar, July 15: Police claimed to have arrest four gamblers along with stake money from Rajbagh area of Srinagar.

The police spokesman said that they have arrested four gamblers and recovered the stake money of rupees 16,640 from the spot.

According to a statement “police on Saturday received an information from reliable sources that some persons are playing cards with stake money on boa

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018In Kashmir’s First Ever Mass Marriage, 105 Couples Tie The Knot

Srinagar, July 15: In the first ever mass marriage in Kashmir, as many as 105 couples tied the knot in a simple function in Amar Singh Club here. The couples belonged to various parts of north Kashmir, including Srinagar.

“It is being done by the Jaffri Council of Jammu and Kashmir and this is the to the first such mass marriage,” Ghulam Rasool Chakan, the general secretary of the party said.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Cong tweet on PM’s attempt to repair relation with Pak disappointing: Omar

Srinagar, Jul 15: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that Congress' tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempt to repair India's relations with Pakistan was disappointing.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, Vice-President of the National Conference (NC) Omar said, “There are a lot of things I will be critical of PM Modi for but attempting to repair In

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Civilian killings: Malik reaches Hawoora to offer condolences

Srinagar, July 15: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Mohammad Yasin Malik on Saturday reached to the Hawoora village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district to offer condolences to the families of three civilians killed on July 7, 2018.

Reports said that Malik along with his party members reached the village on today morning to offer his condolences.

Three civilians including a lady were kil

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Carpenter falls to death from rooftop in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 15: A carpenter fell to his death when he suddenly slipped from a rooftop of an under construction building for a hospital in the central Badgam, official sources said on Sunday.

They said a group of workers were working on rooftop of under construction hospital building in Badgam when a carpenter identified as Mudasir Gani Wagay suddenly slipped and fell to his death.

However

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018People hate Mehbooba Mufti : NC Senior Leader hits at Former J&K CM

Srinagar, July 15: National Conference MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone from Sonawari today said that when Mehbooba is saying if BJP tries to break PDP, more Yasin Malik and Syed Salahuddin may be formed but she forgets the difference between 1987 and today.

Akbar Lone said that, “I want to ask a Question to Mehbooba Mufti that is PDP able to compare with 1987?. She can’t camper herself with 1987 as th

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Army distributed 17000 solar lights in un-electrified hamlets in J&K's Doda

Bhaderwah, Jul 15: The Army has distributed 17,000 solar lights among the residents of un-electrified and inaccessible hamlets in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The initiative under 'Roshni' (light) project, the Army said, was launched after it was felt that electricity was the most critical requirement in the far-flung areas during interactions with the locals including the floating popu

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Senior govt official booked on corruption charges in J&K

Jammu, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has registered a case against a senior government officer posted in Reasi district for allegedly amassing assets by indulging in corrupt and illegal practices.

A formal case was registered against Assistant Commissioner Development, Reasi, M Y Malik under various sections of prevention of corruption act, a spokesman of the S

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Valley Weekends resume with cultural show at Dal Lake

Srinagar, July 15: The Department of Tourism Kashmir resumed its Valley Weekend programme here at Zabarwan Park on Sundaywith a mesmerizing performance by local singers.

The Valley Weekend programme is aimed at entertaining tourists, engaging locals in music, cultural and sports activities besides providing a platform to the local artists and athletes to showcase their talent.

The Departmen

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Couple killed after car falls into gorge in Doda district

Srinagar, July 15: A couple were killed while their son and two daughters were injured when their car skidded off a hilly road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda this morning, the police said.

They were going to Doda town from their Chillybala village. The incident occurred near Mukhyas village when the driver was negotiating a blind turn, Additional Superintendent of Police, Bhaderwah, Rajind

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018'Kolkata court has summoned Tharoor over his 'Hindu Pakistan' comment'

Kolkata, July 15: A court here has summoned Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his comment that a "Hindu Pakistan" would be created if the BJP returned to power, the petitioner said.

The Metropolitan Magistrate's directed that summons be issued to Tharoor to appear before it on August 14 - the next date of hearing - following a petition moved by lawyer Sumeet Chowdhury on Friday dubbing Tharoo

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Body found under mysterious circumstances in Kupwara

Baramulla, Jul 15: Body of a person was recovered under mysterious circumstances in the north Kashmir district of Kupwara, official source said on Sunday morning.

They said panic gripped in Lalpora area in Kupwara when some people spotted a body in a water reservoir on Saturday. The locals immediately fished out the body and informed the police. The body has been taken for identification.

T

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Amarnath yatra: pilgrim dies, toll touches 23 since June 28

Srinagar, Jul 15: A yatri from Maharashtra died of cardiac arrest near the holy cave on Saturday night, official sources said on Sunday.

With this, a total of 21 pilgrims and two service providers have died during the commencement of the 60-day-long annual pilgrimage from June 28 from both traditional Pahalgam and shortest Baltal tracks.

A yatri identified as 60-year-old Pandlik Panduraj, r

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Omar takes dig at BJP for protesting against Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 15: Taking a dig at Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for protesting at winter capital, Jammu, against former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for stating that the Centre was trying to split her party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said did the saffron party think that people are fools and would not punish their (BJP) selective memory.

 

Sunday, July 15, 20182,922 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 15: A batch of 2,922 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Sunday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said.

Since it started on June 28, more that 1,76,000 pilgrims have already performed the annual pilgrimage.

"Two escorted convoy of 121 vehicles carrying the 2,922 Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here for the Valley," the police said.

"Of these, 1,442 are

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Advisor Ganai inspects government schools in Sonwar

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today visited government run schools in Sonwar area in Srinagar to personally take stock of the educational and infrastructural facilities in these educational institutions.

The Advisor, was during the inspection of schools, accompanied by Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo, Chief Education Officer Srinagar M K Fazili

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Advisor Vyas takes stock of facilities for Kashmiri migrants

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: Advisor to Governor B. B. Vyas today called for improving the facilities provided to the Kashmiri migrants.

Chairing a meeting here in this regard, the Advisor took a detailed review of the measures taken for improving the facilities for the migrants living in Jammu and Kashmir divisions.

Principal Secretary Planning Monitoring and Development Department, Rohit Kansal; C

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Jammu and Kashmir Police arrest 3 youth during nocturnal raids in Pulwama

Srinagar, July 14: Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested three youth during nocturnal raids at Kakapora in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Local sources told TNN that government forces arrested three youth including two slain LeT militants’ brothers during nocturnal raids at Kakapora area.

The arrested youth have been identified as Sameer Ahmad, brother of slain LeT militant Shakir, S

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018BJP activists stage protest, burn Mehbooba's effigy in Jammu

Jammu, July 14: A group of BJP activists today staged a demonstration here and burnt an effigy of former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti over her statement that any attempt by the Centre to engineer a split in her party would have "extremely dangerous" consequences.

Led by district president (Jammu West) Ayodhya Gupta, BJP supporters held the demonstration at Kachi Chawni in t

 

Saturday, July 14, 20184 Kashmiri students make it to IKGPTU merit list

Srinagar, July 14 : Four Kashmiri Students of Aryans College of Engineering, Rajpura, Chandigarh excelled in the merit list of I K Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Jalandhar by capturing top positions in the Merit List generated recently of 2014 batch by the University.


A spokesman of the Aryan group in a statement here on Saturday said Sameer Javaid (EEE) of Ganderbal got 1st p

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Shopian shooting: J&K govt justifies FIR against Maj Aditya Kumar, urges SC to implead all states AFSPA-imposed states

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has filed an affidavit in the apex court saying that FIR in theShopian shooting case against Major Aditya Kumar was justified.

Consequently, the government also filed a plea seeking the impleadment of all states where Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been imposed to have their viewpoint on whether registration of a FIR against an Army perso

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Monsoon arrives in Jammu, brings relief from scorching heat

From the past four days, Jammuites are waking up to rain showers and a pleasant weather condition which clearly indicates that Monsoon has finally arrived here. Arrived a week ahead of its schedule this year, rains has brought the mercury down by several notches, much to the respite of people reeling under sweltering heat. Take a look.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Panchayat polls will help empower locals, solve problems in J&K

New Delhi, July 14: Holding of panchayat elections will have a far reaching impact in Jammu and Kashmir particularly in the given circumstance when the state has faced unrest in an unending cycle of stone-pelting protests and violence, top sources in the BJP source here said.

In about three weeks time since the imposition of Governor's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir,
decks have been cleared for h

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Skill development programme benefits youth in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 14: Youth of Jammu are being imparted with various technical trainings in a bid to explore their livelihood opportunities. Training to youths is being given by professionals in courses like fashion designing, tailoring, beauty culture and short courses are of plumbing, electrician and many others.

The programme saw participation of youth from the valley in large numbers. "These cou

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018PDD employee electrocuted in north Kashmir

Baramulla, July 14: A Power Development Department (PDD) employee died due to electric shock in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir on Saturday, official sources said.

They said 50-year-old Mohammad Ramzan Lone was repairing transmission line at New Colony, Sopore, when he suddenly got in contact with a live wire due to which he was critically wounded. The injured, who was working w

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Modi loses nearly 3 lakh Twitter followers, Rahul Gandhi 17,000

New Delhi: As Twitter began sanitising its platform by removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost nearly 300,000 followers while Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi lost over 17,000 followers.

The number of Modi’s followers went down to 43.1 million from 43.4 million.

According to SocialBlade.com that tracks the number of Twitter followers on a dail

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Chancellor of Central University Jammu, G. Parthasarathy calls on MoS Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, July 14: The Chancellor of Central University Jammu, Shri Gopalaswami Parthasarathy called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today and spent over 45 minutes discussing issues of mutual interest, related to academic subjec

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Army Chief visits Jammu's Akhnoor

Jammu, July 14: Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited Akhnoor area here.

The General visited the Akhnoor based Army Division and held a meeting with the officers.

He also interacted with the soldiers.

On Friday, a jawan was injured due to sniper firing from across the border in Keri area of Akhnoor.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Low voltage irks Uri residents

Srinagar, July 14: Over a dozen villages in this border town of Uri have decried the failure of Power Development Department (PDD) to address low voltage problem in the area. Locals said that they are suffering a lot due to low voltage problem. “A 2.5 MVA transformer installed at Mohra grid station got a technical snag on the second Eid and subsequently it was sent for the repairing. Since then

 

Saturday, July 14, 201819 forest smugglers arrested in Sopore: Police

Jammu, July 14: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested 19 persons involved in forest smuggling in Sopore town of north Kashmir.

A police official said: “The arrests were made from Rampura and Rajapora areas of Zaingair Sopore.”

“The arrestees are involved in forest smuggling in the areas which are covered with dense forests,” police said.

“We arrested 19 persons who are involved in

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Fresh batches of pilgrims leave for Amarnath cave

Srinagar, Jul 14: Fresh batches of pilgrims on Saturday left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps for the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where over 1.65 lakh yatries have paid obeisance since June 28, the commencement of the 60-day-long pilgrimage.

The annual pilgrimage was progressing smoothly, official sources said here on Saturday.

They said on the 16th day on Friday 13,08

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Soldier injured by Pakistan sniper firing along LoC in J&K

Jammu, Jul 14: A soldier was injured when he was reportedly shot by a Pakistani sniper from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said today.

The incident took place last evening when the soldier was manning a forward post in Akhnoor sector's Khour area, they said.

He suffered a bullet injury in his upper body area. The soldier was shifted to

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 14: Life returned to normal on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where a day-long strike was observed on Friday to commemorate Martyrs Day in remembrance of those killed in 1931, with business and other activities functioning and traffic plying on all routes.

A complete shutdown was observed on Friday when separatists had called “ Martyrs grave yard Challo” in the downtown city to

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018First batch of Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir leaves for Saudi Arabia

Srinagar: The first batch of 820 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left for Saudi Arabia on Saturday to perform this year's Hajj pilgrimage.

Special buses from the Srinagar Hajj House in Bemina area took the pilgrims to the Srinagar International airport early on Saturday.

Authorities said four Air India flights will be carrying them to the West Asian nation.

The last flight of Hajj pilgri

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Over 3,000 Amarnath pilgrims head for holy cave

Jammu, July 14: A fresh batch of 3,048 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Saturday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 112 vehicles and headed for the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps, police said.

A Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) official said over 1,65,000 pilgrims have so far performed the pilgrimage that

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018CEC Kargil inaugurates Passport Camp

KARGIL: Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) LAHDC Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan inaugurated Passport Camp here yesterday.

To benefit from two-day camp, applicants have been asked to submit the Passport Application Form online for Fresh/Re-issue of passport under normal category and book prior appointment before visiting NIC Kargil. Applicants are requested to log on to the passport India websitewww.passp

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Sharmila Tagore meets Governor and First Lady

SRINAGAR: Ms. Sharmila Tagore, renowned actor, who is visiting Kashmir on a holiday, met Governor and First Lady at the Raj Bhavan.

Ms. Tagore shared with Governor and First Lady, her reminisces of the 1960s and 70s when she had visited the Valley on many occasions, when it was among the most preferred locations for film shooting. She also spoke about experiences during her current visit.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Advisor Ganai expresses sorrow over passing away of Dr. Giriija Dhar

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has expressed grief over the said demise of former Principal GMC Srinagar and Chairman, JKPSC, Dr. Girija Dhar.

In his condolence message, Mr. Ganai recalled her contribution to the state in her capacity as a Gynaecologist, Principal of the GMC, Srinagar and Chairman of the J&K PSC.

The Advisor conveyed his sympathies to the berea

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Prepare state-of-art disaster management plan: Addl Secy MHA

SRINAGAR: Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Rajni Sekhri stressed for the need to prepare effective and realistic disaster management plan across all districts in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

The Additional Secretary MHA made these remarks while reviewing the disaster management preparations in the State.

During the meeting, she said the best approach for mitigating dis

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018DC Poonch meets injured at DH Poonch; provides relief assistance

POONCH: The Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav visited District Hospital Poonch and met persons who were injured in a road accident at Shahpur. He enquired about their well being and directed doctors to provide them best possible treatment.

All the injured were travelling in a Tata Sumo when the accident occurred. The district administration coordinated the rescue operation and shifted the

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Use of pump-action guns has emboldened Bangladeshi smugglers: BSF chief

Shillong, July 14: Bangladeshi smugglers have become bolder after the Indian border guards started using pump-action guns instead of regular INSAS rifle along the border, Director General of Border Security Force K.K. Sharma said on Friday.

Sharma said the pump-action gun, which is a non-lethal weapon, is not used on India-Pakistan border.

"BSF is following the policy of non-lethal weapons

 

Friday, July 13, 2018As precaution, Friday prayers not allowed for 2nd week in Jamia masjid

Srinagar, Jul 13: Friday prayers were not allowed for the second successive week in the historic Jamia Masjid in the downtown, where large number of security forces and state police personnel have been deployed since early this morning.

Official sources said that restrictions have been imposed under section 144 CrPc in many areas in Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and downtown as a precautionary measure o

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Mehbooba grieved over death of CRPF personnel at Anantnag

Srinagar, July 13: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and sorrow over the death of two CRPF personnel, including an officer, in a militant attack at Anantnag today.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba has conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved families of slain cops while praying for peace to the departed souls.

 

Friday, July 13, 2018July 13 divide: Martyrs’ Day is Kashmir, ‘black day’ in Jammu

Srinagar: A shutdown was observed across the Kashmir valley on the Martyrs’ Day on Friday, while it was a “black day” in Jammu — bringing to fore the sharp divide between the two regions of the state. Various organisations in Jammu protested against the statewide holiday on the Martyrs’ Day (July 13).
A complete shutdown was observed in Kashmir on the call of separatist leaders who were put unde

 

Friday, July 13, 2018BJP MLA's wife claims husband having extramarital affair with college student

Jammu: A BJP legislator's wife today publicly accused her husband of having an extra-marital affair with a college student and marrying her, in a fresh twist to a case that has seen the MLA appear before the disciplinary committee of the party.

Gagan Bhagat, BJP legislator from R S Pura constituency in Jammu district, has been accused by his wife Monika Sharma that he is living with the studen

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti warns Delhi against breaking PDP

JAMMU: In a veiled attack on the BJP, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has warned that any attempt to beak her party People's Democratic Party (PDP) will lead to serious consequences.

Speaking to reporters, Mehbooba Mufti said, ''If Delhi, tries to dismiss the voting rights of people like 1987, if it tries to create divisions and interfere like that then I think just like

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Alleged kidnapping row: Bhagat's wife appeals to PM for action against husband

Jammu, Jul 13: A day after Jammu and Kashmir BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat and his wife Monika Sharma appeared before the disciplinary committee of the party, the MLA's wife on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and sought action against him.

The BJP disciplinary committee is probing the matter of objectionable picture of Dr Bhagat with a minor girl went viral on social media.

 

Friday, July 13, 2018DGP reiterates appeal to youth to avoid going near encounter site in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 13: Reiterating his appeal to people, particularly youth, not to go near the areas where encounter are taking place between militants and security forces, Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid said he is pained when a civilian get killed in the firing.

“ We all are pained when a civilian get killed in the firing near encounter site”, Dr Vaid told reporters after paying tr

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Hurriyat Conference separatists detained ahead of protest call to commemmorate "Kashmir' martyrs

Srinagar, July 13: Moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq was on Friday detained after he defied house arrest restriction and tried to take out a march to Naqshband Sahib shrine to pay tribute to the Martyrs of 1931.

Meanwhile, Hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani remained under house arrest while JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik remain

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Lt. Gen Syed Ata Hasnain appointed Chancellor of Central University of Kashmir

Srinagar, July 13: Former military secretary Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain has been appointed as the chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir.

His appointment is for a term of five years and the order was issued by the President of India.

Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Bar) is a retired Three-Star General of the Indian Army. His last assignment in service was as the Milita

 

Friday, July 13, 2018One Amarnath Pilgrim Killed, 3 Injured in road Mishap

Jammu, July 13: One Amarnath Pilgrim was killed while three another injured in road Mishap at Jammu Pathankot National Highway near Bari Brahmana Fly over.

The deceased has been identified as Makhendra Singh 36 Son of Tilak Singh while the injured have been identified as Chander Paul (56) Son of Keshri Singh,Rampal Singh(46) Son of Parshadi Lal and Biri Singh(44) Son of Parshadi Lal are resi

 

Friday, July 13, 2018NC in Jammu pays glowing tributes to 1931 martyrs

Srinagar, July 13: National Conference leaders on Friday paid glowing tributes to 1931 martyrs at a function held at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan Jammu here and pledged to work for strengthening democracy and promoting the spirit of unity and communal amity.

State Secretary Rattan Lal Gupta said the day symbolizes peoples’ urge for democracy and creating a society based on social justice, harmony an

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Kashmir shut to commemorate martyrs of 1931

Srinagar, Jul 13: Normal life was crippled as shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in Kashmir valley to commemorate the martyrs of 1931 on their 87th death anniversary.

A police official said barring Kupwara in north Kashmir, there are no restrictions in any part of the valley.

However, all roads leading to Martyrs grave yard at Naqashband sahib shrin

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Shiv Sena up in arms against Rohingyas, Hurriyat in J&K, slams Sri Sri Ravi Shanker for Amarnath remarks

Jammu, Jul 13: Shiv Sena (Bal Thackrey) national coordinator Gulab Chand Dubey on Friday slammed Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for his recent Amarnath yatra remarks and warned against illegal settlement of Rohingyas in Jammu and Hurriyat Conference for his anti-national ideology.

"Sri Sri Ravi Shanker is a saint and he should focus on his teachings than issuing controversial state

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Mehbooba must be desperate to threaten Centre; no one will join militancy if PDP breaks: Omar

Srinagar, Jul 13: Upping the ante at former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti over her threat of renewal of militancy if the Centre tries to break Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Conference (NC), vice- president Omar Abdullah said she seems to have forgotten that militancy in Kashmir has already been reborn under her most able administration.

Meanwhile, Mr Abdullah, who is the former chie

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Supreme sacrifices by martyrs led to dawning of a new era in J&K: CPI-M

Srinagar, Jul 13: Paying glowing tributes to the July 13, 1931 martyrs, the Communist Party of India (M) on Friday said the day has to be commemorated as the struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for upholding the values of democracy, social justice and human values.

"The July 13 martyrs are signposts of human rights protection, courage and sacrifice, rich values which should guide us in

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Ex-military secretary Hasnain appointed chancellor Central University of Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 13: Former military secretary Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain has been appointed as the chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir, according to a notification issued here today.

"The President of India in his capacity as the Visitor of the Central University of Kashmir is pleased to appoint Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, former Military Secretary, Indian Army, as the chancellor of th

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Militants attack police station in south Kashmir

Srinagar, July 13: Militants attacked a police station in south Kashmir's Kulgam district with automatic weapons on Friday, official sources said.

A group of militants opened fire on police station Yaripora in Kulgam. Security forces and police guards also retaliated, but the militants managed to escape, the sources said, adding that no one was injured.

Additional security forces have been

 

Friday, July 13, 20182 Soldiers martyred in Terror Attack in Anantnag

Srinagar, July 13: Two soldiers of the CRPF or Central Reserve Police Force were killed, and onejawan injured in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district today. A civilian was also hurt in the attack, official sources said.
"Terrorists opened fire on a group of CRPF personnel deployed on law and order duty at Anantnag's Achabal Chowk. Two soldiers were killed and two others, incl

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Mehbooba's proximity with separatists exposed: BJP

New Delhi, July 13: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has exposed her proximity with separatists by warning that if her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was split it would create more militants in the state.

Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Mufti with her statement was "trying to give oxygen to terrorists".

"Knowing or unknowingly she has only e

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Former CMs, mainstream politicians, DGP pay tributes to 1931 martyrs

Srinagar, Jul 13: Former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah and leaders of mainstream political parties besides Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, and Director General of Police (DGP) paid floral tributes to 23 martyrs of 1931 who were killed by Dogra police outside the central Jail, Srinagar.

Governor N N Vohra in a message on the Martyrs’ Day, observed that Jammu and Kashmir has

 

Friday, July 13, 2018CRPF officer killed, 3 others injured in militant attack in Anantnag

Anantnag, Jul 13: An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of CRPF was killed and three others, including a civilian, were injured when militants attacked a patrol party in this south Kashmir on Friday, official sources said.

They told TNN that militants attacked a CRPF patrol party at Achabal Chowk in this town. Three CRPF personnel and a civilian were injured in the attack, they said.

The injured

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Restrictions continue in Kupwara

Srinagar, Jul 13: Restrictions continued for the second day on Friday in parts of frontier district of Kupwara, where a youth was killed when the Army opened fire to disperse demonstrators on July 11 evening.

Meanwhile, the District Magistrate (DM) has ordered a Magisterial inquiry into the incident. A case has also been registered in this regard.

However, a defence ministry spokesman has s

 

Friday, July 13, 2018About 6,000 yatris leave base camps for holy cave

Srinagar, July 13: About 6,000 pilgrims, including women and sadhus, on Friday left for holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Over 1.52 lakh yatris paid obeisance since the commencement of the 60-day-long pilgrimage from June 28 from both traditional Pahalgam and shortest Baltal tracks.

Meanwhile, 20 pilgrims besides two service providers, have died due to health reasons an

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Mehbooba warns New Delhi of dire consequences if it tries to break PDP

Srinagar, Jul 13: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday warned New Delhi against any attempt to break her party--Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form government in the state.

“ If New Delhi will try to repeat 1987 which gave birth to Mohammad Yousuf Shah alias Syed Salhuuddin (chief of Hizbul Mujahideen based in Pakistan) and JKLF chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik” and b

 

Friday, July 13, 2018DC Doda interacts with prominent citizens

DODA: District Development Commissioner, Simrandeep Singh convened a meeting with prominent citizens, social activists, heads of political parties, business establishments, Bar Association, Transport union, Trade Union and representatives of religious bodies, here today.

The meeting was held to discuss various issues being faced by the people and bring a coordination among the citizens on all

 

Friday, July 13, 2018DDC Rajouri convenes Civil Society meet

RAJOURI,: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz held a meeting with the members of the civil society to discuss various issues and concerns related to the overall development of the district.

The participants apprised the DDC about different issues including matter of street vendors regarding allotment of space and need to ensure smooth power supply as well as supply of water by Pu

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Fresh batch of 3,451 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 13: A fresh batch of 3,451 pilgrims on Friday left Jammu to perform the Amarnath Yatra.

They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 110 vehicles and headed to the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps, police said.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N.Vohra, who heads the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) that manages the pilgrimage, has sanctioned a cash relief of Rs

 

Friday, July 13, 20182 BSF troopers among 3 arrested for weapon snatching in J&K

Srinagar, July 13: Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and a civilian have been arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district after a foiled weapon snatching attempt, police said.

One, Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, was arrested from Anantnag town after he tried to snatch away a private security guard's weapon late on Thursday from outside a protected Gujjar leader's house.

On Bhat's interro

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Massive search ops continue in Kupwara, Bandipora woods

Srinagar, July 13: Despite unfavorable weather conditions, security forces on Friday continued massive search operations in the woods in the frontier district of Kupwara, where so far a paratrooper and an unidentified militant were killed since the Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched three days ago.

'Search and Destroy' operation against militant hideout was also going on in Bandip

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Advisor Vijay Kumar for constituting task force to oversee youth engagement programs

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today directed to constitute a Special Task Force that will oversee the youth engagement program launched by various departments.

The task force shall be headed by Secretary Sports with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), IGP CRPF as its members. The committee will review the new plans being executed by

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Army pays tribute to soldier martyred in Kupwara encounter

Srinagar, Jul 12: The Army on Thursday paid rich tribute to a soldier, who was martyred in an encounter with militants in the woods in frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told TNN that Paratrooper (Ptr) Mukut Bihari Meena, who made the supreme sacrifice during counter militancy operations on Wednesday in Kupwara, was paid a befitting tribut

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018BJP to form government in Jammu Kashmir post Amarnath Yatra?

Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir might be getting its new Chief Minister soon. According to leading news channels reports, Bhartiya Janta Party is all set to claim the government in J&K once Amarnath Yatra furls.

BJP’s withdrawal from its coalition with People’s Democratic Party (PDP) last month, led to the fall of government headed by Mehbooba Mufti. Since then J&K has been under Governor’s rule.

No

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Magisterial probe ordered into death of youth in army firing in north Kashmir

Srinagar, July 12: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the killing of a youth in firing by Army patrol party in Trehgam in the frontier district of Kupwara last evening.

However, Army spokesman said troops opened fire in self defence when they came under heavy stone pelting in which five soldiers were injured.

Officials said that District Magistrate (

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Police refutes reports of torching handcarts during clashes in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 12: Jammu and Kashmir police has denied reports that handcarts of fruit vendors were set on fire by security forces during clashes on Wednesday in downtown Srinagar.

“Some media houses, including Rising Kashmir, and a few other news portals have carried a news story where they have blamed security forces for setting vendors carts ablaze in Soura,” a police spokesperson said.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Four drug peddlers held in J&K

Jammu, Jul 12: Four alleged drug peddlers were arrested and over 25 kg of poppy was seized from them in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

Harjeet Singh was arrested in Dharab, on the outskirts of Jammu city, after 20 kilograms of poppy was recovered from the oil tanker that he was driving, they said.

While, Ajit alias Jeetu and Tasreem Kumar were held in Mottey vil

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Rajnath reviews border area development programme

New Delhi, July 12: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reviewed the ongoing development programme being run in 17 states located along the international borders, an official said.

Chairing the meeting, Rajnath Singh interacted with field-level officers to review the Border Area Development Programme (BADP).

Union Ministers of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and Kiren Rijiju,

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018'Ha Gulo' revisited: Coke Studio brings musical relief to Kashmiris

Srinagar, July 12: Almost 70 years after it was written by revolutionary Kashmiri poet Mehjoor, Coke Studio's twist to a traditional folk song of love and separation has earned thousands of young admirers in the valley.

Coke Studio explorer released "Ha Gulo" (Oh Flower) on Wednesday. In less than 24 hours, it was viewed on the Youtube channel by thousands of music lovers throughout the world.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Jammu Women Cell nabs absconder after 6 years

Jammu, Jul 12: The Women Cell of Jammu Police on Thursday arrested an absconder after a gap of six years from here.

“The absconder identified as Tejinder Singh, 48, son of Sewa Singh of Nanak Nagar was evading arrest since 2011 in domestic violence case,” Kirti Sharma, Station House Officer, Women Cell here told TNN.

She said that he was wanted in FIR number 21 of 2011 under section 498-A a

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Three dead, seven injured in two accidents in J&K

Jammu, Jul 12: Three people were killed and seven others injured when two vehicles rolled down gorges at separate places in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi and Doda districts, police said today.

Tiku Rana (19) from Uttar Pradesh and Abhishek (22) from Punjab were killed when a load carrier skidded off a hilly road and fell into a stream near Chamayra in Reasi, an official said.

He said seven oth

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Women hangs herself at home in Bari Brahmana

SAMBA: A 21 years old women hangs herself at home at ward no 4 area of Rajeev Colony Bari Brahmana in district samba here today.

The deceased women has been identified as Pushpa Kumari (21) Wife of Gulab Chander resident of Devnehri Foolpur Allahabad at Present in Ward no 4 Bari Brahmana Samba.

According to the Police sources, the incident happened in today morning, both husband and wife li

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Curfew in north Kashmir town after youth killed in army firing

Srinagar, July 12: The authorities on Thursday imposed curfew in a volatile north Kashmir town after a youth was killed in firing by security forces, a police officer said.

The restrictions were imposed in Trehgam and all schools and colleges shut in the border disrict of Kupwara to maintain law and order amid fear of street protests.

The authorities also suspended mobile Internet services

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Shah Faesal’s comments on rising incidents of rape justified: Tarigami

Srinagar, Jul 12 : Defending 2010 IAS topper Shah Faesal, who faces disciplinary action for his tweet criticising rape culture, senior CPI (M) leader Yousuf Tarigami on Thursday said every person, whatsoever his position may be, is entitled to have an opinion on social issues in a democratic setup.

“If Mr Faesal has expressed concern over the rising incidents of rape in South Asia, what is har

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Dogri, one of the languages to be spoken in Rajya Sabha, this monsoon session

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha members can speak in any of the 22 scheduled languages from the Monsoon Session starting July 18 as the Upper House is providing the facility for simultaneous interpretation in five more languages of Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani, Santhali and Sindhi.

This became possible after Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu inducted a panel of new interpreters today by awarding them c

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018PDP removes Yasir Reshi as District President Bandipore

Srinagar, July 12: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has removed Yasir Reshi as District President for Bandipore.

Party’s Chief Spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir said that the party has decided to remove Reshi from district president’s post.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Restrictions in Kupwara after youth dies in Army firing

Srinagar, Jul 12: Authorities on Thursday imposed restrictions in most parts of Kupwara district, where a youth was killed when the Army opened fire to disperse demonstrators, pelting stones last night.

However, a defence ministry spokesman said the Army opened fire in self defence after a mob of 40 to 50 people pelted stones on a patrol party in which five soldiers were injured.

Official s

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018J&K Police Cop among 2 held with poppy straw

Jammu, July 12: Two people, including a police personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police, were arrested on Thursday with contraband of poppy straw here on city outskirts.

"During a routine patrolling, a car was intercepted in Gangyal area and the vehicle was frisked," police here said. Two persons were arrested with 50-kg bhukki,'' police said.

They were identified as constable Farid Baksh, res

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Fresh batches of pilgrims leave Baltal, Pahalgam base camps for holy cave

Srinagar, July 12: Fresh batches of pilgrims, including women and sadhus, left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps for the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where so far over 1,34,000 yatris had paid obeisance till Thursday morning since the commencement of 60-day-long pilgrimage from June 28.

About 15,700 pilgrims paid obeisance at the cave shrine on 14th day of pilgrima

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Business, other activities remain affected in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 12: Business and other activities remained affected on Thursday in the downtown Srinagar on the second death anniversary of a local militant who was killed in an encounter in the central Kashmir district of Badgam last year.

Shops and business establishments remained closed in the downtown, including Nowhatta, Gojwara, Rajouri Kadal, Naqashband sahib and Jamia Market, on the seco

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Yatri from Maharashtra dies during Amarnath pilgrimage, toll 19

Srinagar, Jul 12: A yatri from Maharashtra died due to cardiac arrest during pilgrimage to the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, official sources said on Thursday.

They said a pilgrim identified as 52-year-old Samajeet Sarjha, resident of Maharashtra, suffered a cardiac arrest at Domail. Sarjha was immediately rushed to medical camp where he was declared brought dead.

Wi

 

Thursday, July 12, 201813 Amarnath pilgrims injured after their vehicle rams into truck near Jammu

Srinagar: Thirteen Amarnath pilgrims were injured when their vehicle rammed into a stationary truck on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway here on Thursday, a police official said.
The pilgrims were part of a convoy carrying a fresh batch of 3,419 pilgrims including 680 women and 201 ‘sadhus’ from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here to Kashmir to undertake the annual pilgrimage, the official said.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Director Vigilance calls on Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. S. J. M Gillani, Director Vigilance, met Governor N.N. Vohra, at the Civil Secretariat.

Sh. Gillani apprised Governor about the present status of the work being done by the State Vigilance Organization; the pendency of cases; reasons for delay in the finalization of enquiries and the lodging of Challans; prolonged delays for conclusion of proceedings in the Trial Courts; inadequa

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Militant killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, July 12: One militant was killed on Thursday in an ongoing gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

The unidentified militant was brought down in the Sadu Ganga forest area during an encounter with the army, Defence Ministry sources said. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from the slain terrorist.

An army commando, Sepoy Mukul Meena of 3 PARA regiment was killed in the same gu

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Mission Good Governance: Govt strictly monitoring attendance in offices

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: To ensure punctuality in Government offices including the Civil Secretariat, the General Administration Department on the instructions of the Governor had issued a circular on 21st of June, 2018, wherein, it was impressed upon all Administrative Secretaries to ensure implementation of the Biometric Attendance System in their offices, as well as subordinate departments/organizat

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Div Com Jmu reviews land acquisition process for mega projects

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma yesterday chaired a meeting to review land acquisition for public projects in Jammu and Samba districts.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, DC Samba Sushma Chauhan (through Video conference), ACR Jammu, SDMs, and Collectors besides concerned officers.

The Div Com assessed the progress being made on land ac

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Rajnath institutes five Police Medals

New Delhi, July 12: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday instituted five Police Medals to promote professionalism and excellence in service and give recognition to those security personnel doing good work in stressful environment and in difficult areas.

These five medals -- Special Operation Medal, Police Antarik Suraksha Seva Padak, Asadharan Aasuchana Kushalta Padak, Utkrisht and A

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Over 1,33,000 pilgrims visit Amarnath shrine in 14 days

Jammu, July 12: A fresh batch of 3,419 pilgrims left Jammu on Thursday for the Kashmir Valley to perform the annual Amarnath Yatra. An official said so far over 1,33,000 pilgrims have performed the yatra in the past two weeks.

"Since it began on June 28, some 1,33,481 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine," he said. On Wednesday alone, 15,696 yatris performed puja.

Of the 3,

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Jammu, Ladakh people have chance to teach lesson to BJP for betrayal: J&K Congress

Jammu, July 12: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Wednesday said that people of Jammu and Ladakh have a chance to teach a lesson to BJP for betrayal.

JKPCC Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma in a statement issued here said, ''After BJP's candid admission of its failure to carry out development of Jammu Region, the same story from Ladakh about total neglect and lack of develop

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018BJP flays Tharoor for his 'Hindu Pakistan' remark

New Delhi, July 12: BJP leaders Sambit Patra and Shobha Karandlaje on Thursday flayed senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his remarks that if the saffron party wins 2019 general elections, India will become a 'Hindu Pakistan' and said such statement only defame Hindus.

"Shameless Congress doesn’t lose any opportunity to demean India & defame the Hindus.

From ''Hindu terrorists'' to ''

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Train services resume in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 12: Train services resumed on Thursday after remaining suspended on Wednesday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike in protest against civilian killings in security force action.

All trains will run as per schedule from Baramulla in north Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region as a fresh advisory was received from police last ni

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018In conversation with Bollywood actor Rahul Roy

In conversation with Bollywood actor Rahul Roy who is visiting Jammu today for the inauguration of Talent Makers, The Acting School.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018Governor's rule: 27 political appointees demit office in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 11: Barring vice-chairman of Wakf board Nizamuddin Bhat of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), all political persons appointed during previous coalition government of PDP-BJP as chairperson, vice chairperson, deputy chairman of various Boards, Corporations, Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs) in the state have demitted office.

During the coalition government, 28 persons were engaged as

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Army commando killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, July 11: An army commando was killed and another injured on Wednesday in a gunfight between hiding militants and security forces in a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, army officials said.

Army sources said commando identified as Sepoy Mukul Meena of 3 Para Regiment was killed and another soldier injured during an ongoing gunfight in Sadu Ganga forest area of Kup

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Advisor Ganai finalizes Hajj-2018 arrangements

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today chaired a high-level meeting to finalize arrangements for annual Hajj pilgrimage 2018.

The meeting reviewed arrangements put in place for smooth conduct of Hajj pilgrimage and ensure adequate arrangements at Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia on account of accommodations and other facilities.

The meeting was attended by A

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018US envoy on three-day visit to Ladakh

Srinagar, July 11: Kenneth I. Juster, the US Ambassador to India, is presently on a three-day visit to the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The US envoy visited the Hemis Monastery and the Druk Padma Karpo school in Leh district.

Hemis Monastery is the oldest and the most prominent Monastery in the Ladakh region that is highly revered by the Buddhist and the Drukpa sects.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Strike cripples normal life in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: Normal life was on Wednesday crippled as shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in Kashmir valley due to a strike called by separatists against killing of a civilian in security force action in Shopian on Tuesday.

A police official told TNN that there was no restriction in any part of the city, including Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and downtown Sr

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Two drug peddlers held; poppy straw recovered in Baramulla

Baramulla, Jul 11: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday arrested two drug peddlers and recovered poppy straw in this north Kashmir district, a police spokesman said.

He said police in its drive against the drug menace arrested two peddlers at Kreeri in Baramulla.

He said eight kg of poppy straw were also recovered. An FIR has been registered in Police Station Kreeri and investigation taken

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018J&K Guv reviews developmental works in Leh, calls for expediting completion of ongoing projects

Srinagar, Jul 11: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra reviewed the progress of developmental works in the border district of Leh in Ladakh region and emphasised the urgent need for expeditious completion of ongoing Central Sector Schemes, particularly those which had been ongoing for more than three years.

A Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Raj Bhavan said that the Governor on Tuesday visited

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Boy killed in J&K explosion

Srinagar, July 11: A six-year-old boy was killed and four others injured on Wednesday in an accidental explosion in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.

The blast occurred when a group of boys was fiddling with some explosives in Memander village.

Saliq succumbed to his injuries in the hospital while four others were being treated. Police said the exact cause of th explosion w

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Woman yatri dies, two injured in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: A woman yatri was killed and two others were injured when their vehicle met with an accident in south Kashmir on Srinagar-Jammu road on Wednesday, official sources said.

The vehicle, carrying Amarnath pilgrims from Srinagar to Jammu, collided with a school bus at Padgampora Awantipora in Pulwama district. Three pilgrims were injured in the incident and immediately rushed to h

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Motorcyclist killed, pillion rider injured in Kashmir

Baramulla, July 11: A motorcyclist was killed and his pillion mate injured in a road accident on Srinagar-Gulmarg road in this north Kashmir district, official sources said on Wednesday.

Motorcyclist Shabir Ahmad Khan and his pillion mate were injured when their vehicle skidded off the road at Varipora, Kunzar in Tangmarg. The injured were immediately rushed to hospital, where Khan succumbed.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018SF launch search, destroy operation in Bandipora woods

Srinagar, Jul 11: Security forces launched a massive Search and Destroy (S&D) operation in the woods in the north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said on Wednesday.

Troops of different security agencies launched a joint S&D operation in the vast dense forest of Bandipora following a tip-off about the presence of militants and their hideouts. The operation was started in Kotosa

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018J-K: Centrally-sponsored schemes help boost paddy farming

Rajouri, July 11: Directly benefitting from the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sanchai Yojna (PMKSY), farmers in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district have taken up paddy farming on a large scale.
Under the scheme, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2015, the farmers are provided with subsidised seeds and manure and technological aid to help them boost yields.
"A total of 8000 hec

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018J&K improves ease of doing business ranking, fails to feature among top 20

JAMMU: Significantly improving its ranking in the ease of doing business, Jammu and Kashmir has yet to feature in top twenty states where some similarly placed hill states like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have been able to reach.

Andhra Pradesh has topped the government's ease of doing business index for states, ahead of the industrialized states such as Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nad

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Shah Faesel's 'Rapistan' tweet irks DoPT, GAD initiates action

SRINAGAR: The state government has initiated disciplinary action against 2010-batch IAS exam topper Shah Faesal for his tweet about frequent rapes which was seen by the Centre's Department of Personnel and Training as his failure to maintain absolute honesty and integrity in discharge of duties.

In a notice to Faesal, the General Administration Department said, "You have allegedly failed to ma

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018NAC briefs Governor

SRINAGAR: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, today briefed Governor NN Vohra of the security situation in Valley which he had reviewed over the past four days after an anguished Vohra had stressed for minimum collateral damage in anti-terror operations after the killing of three civilians in Army firing.

The Army commander, who has undertaken extensive tour of areas in the

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018In Jammu, 184 of 259 health institutions without doctors

JAMMU: Indicating the sorry state of health services infrastructure in Jammu region, particularly in hilly areas, at least 184 of total 259 health institutions are running without doctors.

Taking cognigance of the matter as highlighted through a public interest litigation (PIL), a Division Bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the state government to furnish a status report withi

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Fencing work starts at AIIMS Jammu site

JAMMU: After lapse of almost three years, the ambitious project of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, (AIIMS), Jammu announced in 2015, finally saw light of the day with work on its boundary wall kick started around 1954 kanal land allotted for the purpose at Vijaypur in district Samba.

However, to douse the controversy erupted over rehabilitation of the some nomad families from land id

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Amarnath Yatra 2018: 13767 pay obeisance

SRINAGAR: On the 13th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,767 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave, taking the total number of Yatris to have performed had the darshan of the Shivling to 1,17,785.

Earlier this morning, the 10th batch of 5,144 pilgrims today left Jammu for the holy shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, amid prediction of another spell of rain this week. Officials said

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018JDA seeks police shield for retrieving state land

JAMMU: Facing flak over delay in retrieving the state land from encroachers, the Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority (JDA) has sought the help from DGP to provide police protection, citing the difficulties faced in the absence of a law-enforcing authority.

The anti-encroachment drives have in recent past have turned into ding-dong battles between the encroachers and the enforcement wing

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Super Cop Kumar for using NSG module to train JKP commandos

SRINAGAR: Known as the super cop for his highly effective counter-terror strategies which saw him hunting down the notorious brigand, dacoit, and sandalwood smuggler Veerappan back in the day, the Advisor to Governor Vijay Kumar on Tuesday has pitched for training the commandos of the state police by using the modules of elite National Security Guards (NSG).

He made these observations during a

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 151 WL operators re-engaged

JAMMU: In a respite for some of the wireless operators, who were ousted by the J&K Police Department from services early this year, the Home Department on Tuesday re-engaged 151 such persons as Wireless Assistants.

The government accorded sanction to the creation of 151 positions of Wireless Assistants at the monthly honorarium of Rs 25,000 per month as one time relaxation, "subject to the co

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Guv meets Dalai Lama

LEH: Governor N N Vohra, on an official visit to Leh, today met the Dalai Lama who during the interaction stressed the importance of debate and discussion to reconcile opposing viewpoints.

"Before commencing his official engagements after arrival at Leh this morning, the Governor called on the Dalai Lama at his residence in Jive-tsal Choglamsar," an official spokesman said. He said the Govern

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Rasana Trial: Prosc witness turns hostile?

JAMMU: In another twist in the ongoing trial in Rasana minor rape-and-murder, the defence counsel today said that one of the prosecution witnesses had turned hostile as he was cross-examined by the prosecution counsel. The witness in question is the Chemist who, the Crime Branch had claimed, sold the sedatives to the accused before she was gang-raped and then murdered.

"Witness Chemist Rajne

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Our SAC, SVC similar to Lokayukta, J&K tells SC

NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the state doesn't require a Lokayukta as there are already two commissions created under the state laws which comprehensively covered the scope of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. As the state said the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Commission Act, 2002, and the Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance C

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Karan Singh urges Modi to rename Jammu airport

Jammu, July 11: Senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rename Jammu airport after Maharaja Hari Singh.

In a letter to Modi, Singh said there has been a long-standing demand from the people of Jammu to rename the airport after Maharaja Hari Singh during whose time the airport was constructed and used by the State plane.

“I am writing to strongly

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Amarnath Yatra progressing smoothly, 4,943 pilgrims leave Jammu for Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: The annual pilgrimage was progressing smoothly to the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where over 11,800 yatris have paid obeisance since the commencement of the 60-day-long yatra from June 28 from shortest Batal and traditional Pahalgam tracks.

Meanwhile, 4,943 pilgrims, including women and sadhus, left Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu base camp in 160 vehicles ear

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Elderly man killed after fall from bus in Kashmir

Baramulla, Jul 11 : A 60-year-old man was killed when he fell from a bus on Wednesday in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said.

Ghulam Mohiuddin Gania was putting some of his baggage on top of a bus when the driver suddenly moved the vehicle at Saderkote Payeen.
Gania fell from the bus and died, they said.

Police have registered a case and initiated proceedings.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Man dies in road accident in Doda

Jammu, July 11: A man died on Wednesday when a car he was travelling in plunged into a gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"One person died on the spot at Bhata-Jodhpur road accident on Wednesday morning in Doda district when a car (JK06A-2531), on its way from Jodhpur to Doda, skidded off the road and plunged into deep gorge," police here said.

On getting information, locals immed

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Separatist-called shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, July 11: A protest shutdown called by separatists affected life adversely across the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik, called the valley-wide shutdown against the "continuing killings of civilians by the Indian security forces".

Two militants and two civilian

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Shopian encounter: Two JeM militants, civilian killed

Srinagar: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, including a Pakistani national, were today killed in an encounter while a civilian died and 20 others sustained injuries during clashes with security forces near the scene of gunbattle in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

A police spokesman said a joint patrol of the security forces launched searches in the Kundallan area of the

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Northern Army Commander meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan. The Army Commander, who has undertaken extensive tour of areas in the Valley in the past four days, shared his views and experiences with the Governor.

Raj Bhavan Spokesman recalled the Governor’s meeting with the Army Commander late last week when the Governor had called for mor

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Governor meets Dalai Lama at Leh

LEH, JULY 11: Before commencing his official engagements, soon after arrival at Leh last morning Governor N.N. Vohra called on H.H. the Dalai Lama at his residence in Jive-tsal Choglamsar. The Governor was accompanied by his Advisors, Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary Planning.

During his interactions with the Governor, and speaking about the growing tensions across the world, the Dalai

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Omar Abdullah defends IAS officer who faces disciplinary action

Srinagar, July 11: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday came out in defence of Shah Faesal, the IAS officer who faces disciplinary action for his posts on social media.

The state administration department served a notice to the 2010 Indian Administrative Service exam topper after the Department of Personnel and Trainings (DoPT) asked the state to initiate action a

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Police issues notices to 21 Whatsapp group admins in Kishtwar

Jammu, July 11: Tightening noose against rumour mongers and unregistered news groups operational on social media, police on Tuesday issued notices to 21 Whatsapp group admins in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

''Noose has been tightened on Whatsapp misusers after police got an order from the District Magistrate, Kishtwar for proper registration and regulation of various Whatsapp groups

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Give J&K Panthers Party chance, donate towards party fund: Harsh

Jammu, July 11: The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party on Tuesday asked people to give them a chance and donate towards party fund.

''We are committed to take the fight for Jammu to its logical conclusion,'' Chairman of JKNPP Harsh Dev Singh told reporters here.

He appealed to the people of Jammu to give one chance to Panthers party.

''People of Jammu having pinned high hopes on t

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Train service again suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: Train service was again suspended on Wednesday for security reasons in Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike in protest against civilian killings in security force action.

All train runs from Baramulla in north Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region have been suspended for security reasons following a fresh advisory from police on Tuesday night, a sen

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Disciplinary action initiated against 2010 IAS topper

Srinagar, July 10: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday initiated disciplinary action against the 2010 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) topper, Shah Faesal.

In an official communication to Shah Faesal who is presently in the US pursuing Edward S. Mason Mid-Career post graduate course at the prestigious Harvard University, Jammu and Kashmir General Administration Department said:

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018A batch of 4,956 pilgrims left for Amarnath

Jammu, July 11: A batch of 4,956 pilgrims left Jammu on Wednesday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, police said.

The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas for the Kashmir Valley in two escorted convoys of 161 vehicles as 2,677 headed for Pahalgam and 2,279 for Baltal base camps.

So far, 1,17,785 pilgrims have performed puja at the Cave Shrine. Over 13,000 pilgrims performed it on Tuesday.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Inter School sports tourney takes off at GGHSS Bhaderwah

BHADERWAH: Inter school tournament for U/19 girls took off here at Government Girls Higher Secondary School.

With participation of around 159 girls drawn from various Higher Secondary Schools, the event will witness contests in Volleyball, Kho Kho, Kabaddi, Chess, Badminton, Carrom etc.

The tournament, organised by Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSSO) Doda, was inaugurated by