Jammu and Kashmir

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Congress to take part in J&K polls

Srinagar, Sep 19: The Congress on Wednesday said it will participate in the upcoming municipal and panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing the media here, G.A. Mir, President of Jammu and Kashmir Congress unit, said his party had decided to take part in the polls to "keep the communal forces away".

In an earlier statement, Mir had said the situation was not favourable for holdi


Wednesday, September 19, 20182 BSF troopers, civilian killed in Jammu-Srinagar highway accident

Jammu, Sep 19: Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and a civilian driver were killed on Wednesday in a road accident on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, police said.

The driver of a truck on its way from Jammu to Srinagar lost control of the vehicle which rolled down into a gorge in the Bannihal area, police said.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Nine injured in Bandipora road accident

Srinagar, Sep 19: Nine passengers on Wednesday sustained injuries after the vehicle in which they were traveling in met with an accident in Bandipora village.

Reports said that a vehicle bearing registration number JK05, 6966 was on its way to Naidkhai when the driver of the vehicle lost control on his speed and vehicle turned turtle.

In the mishap nine passengers including a woman were in


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Two trucks rams into shops in Ganderbal

Srinagar, Sep 19: Two shops were badly damaged when two tippers trucks rammed into them on Wednesday in the central district of Ganderbal, official sources said.

They said two tippers, while trying to overtake each other at main market Barsoosa Lar in Ganderbal district, ploughed into the shops trying to avoid a collision.

Both the shops were damaged. However, there was no report of any los


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Advisor Kumar to hear public grievances in Srinagar every Tuesday

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar will now be hearing to public grievances at JK Governor's Grievance Cell in Srinagar on every Tuesday instead of Wednesday.

The government order issued in this regard reads, 'K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor shall now hear to public grievances on every Tuesday in Srinagar at Grievance Cell, Church Lane, Sonwar from 10:00 to 12:00 pm


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Advisor Kumar hears public delegations, individuals at Srinagar

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today held Grievance Redressal Camp at JK Governor's Grievance Cell where he met several public delegations and individuals who apprised him about their issues and demands.

During the Public Grievance Camp, 20 delegations and 27 individuals turned up at JKGGC to apprise the Advisor of their grievances and sought his intervention in en


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Governor inaugurates Conference of Deputy Commissioners and District SSPs

Srinagar, September 19: Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated a one day conference of Deputy Commissioners and District Senior Superintendent of Police at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre, here today.

Advisors to Governor Sh. Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Sh. K. Vijay Kumar and Sh. B.B. Vyas; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Dilbag Singh, DGP; Sh. Umang Narula, Principal Se


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Pak troops slit BSF jawan's throat; high alert sounded along border

Jammu, Sep 19: Pakistani troops have slit the throat of a BSF jawan along the international border (IB) near Jammu, an incident that may further escalate the tension between the two countries.

The brutal and "unprecedented" incident that took place in the Ramgarh sector on Tuesday has prompted the security forces to issue a "high alert" across the entire IB and the Line of Control (LoC) even


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Dozens of shia mourners detained, Muharram procession foiled in Srinagar

Srinagar, Sep 19: Dozens of Shia mourners were on Wednesday detained to foil the Muharram procession in summer capital, Srinagar on the 8th day of Muharram.

Large number of mourners who had come from different parts of the city had assembled at Batamaloo.

However, when they tried to march towards civil lines, large number of security forces and state police personnel deployed in the area i


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Mouners took out Muharram processions in Kargil

Kargil, Sep 19: Thousands of Shia mouners on Wednesday took out processions in this border district of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir.

Members of the community took out a procession and marched through different streets, including Main Bazar and culminated at Hussani Park and Islamia school premises.

The processionists reciting Marcia and verses of holy Quran also raised slogans agains


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Police has issued an advisory to the general public regarding today's restriction

SRINAGAR, SEP 19: Srinagar Police has issued an advisory to the general public regarding today's restrictions in the city and the route diversions.

In view of the restrictions imposed under section 144 CrPC today in the Srinagar city in the areas falling under police station Shaheedgunj, Batmaloo, Shergiri, Kothibagh, Ram Munshi Bagh, Maisuma and Kralkhud to regulate Muharram processions, cert


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Khelo India: Volleyball Match , Multilingual Mushaira, organized

RAMBAN: This mountainous district witnessed a Multilingual Mushaira' at Government Higher Secondary School, Gool and a Volley Ball Match at Government High School, Kanthi under Khelo India” Sports for Peace and Development" a integrated youth engagement programme.

Head Master GH Kanti, Mangal Singh, appreciated the participating teams for their performance while ZEPO, Ramban R.N Koul inform


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Iron Lady on ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission reaches Jammu

Jammu, Sep 19: Iron Lady on Wheels with a ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission reached here on Tuesday .

Sangeetha Sridhar, who has taken up the unique initiative of driving solo across the country to evaluate the impact of ‘Swachh Bharat Movement’, aims to take an audit of public toilet facilities and its functionality on highways and also endeavours to prepare a report on how safe it is for women to trav


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Man commits suicide by jumping into river Chenab

Srinagar: Man commits suicide by jumping into river Chenab in Doda on Tuesday.

As per reports, A man jumped into river chenab from Ganpat bridge. The decessed had been identified as Showket Hussain Sheikh S/o Ghulam Mohd Sheikh R/o Akramabad Doda. He was the employee of Municipal Corporation and posted at Doda.

After getting information, Police and rescue reached the spot and swung into a


Wednesday, September 19, 2018BSF trooper killed in Pakistani firing

Jammu: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed on Tuesday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.

Police said the Rangers breached the 2003 truce on the international border in Ramgarh sector when some BSF personnel were clearing bushes on the Indian side.

Head Constable Narinder Singh of BSF's 176 Battalion was injured in the unprovoked fi


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

Srinagar, Sep 19: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday imposed restrictions in Srinagar city to prevent a Muharram procession.

"Restrictions have been imposed in Kothibagh, Maisuma, Kralkhud, Shaheedgunj, Batmaloo, Karan Nagar, Ram Munshibagh, Shergarhi and Nehru Park," police said.

These restrictions are preventive in nature and have been imposed to maintain law and order, an offi


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Govt rolls out maiden ‘JK Start-Up Policy-2018’

Policy aims to nurture JK’s young entrepreneurial brains to pursue innovation: Shailendra Kumar

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: The Industries & Commerce Department today formally rolled out the maiden “J&K Start-up Policy-2018” for the state. The Policy was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik last week.

Giving details, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce, Shailendra Kumar said the Policy aims to nurture and inspire the young and entreprene


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Vehicle hits and injures 9 year old School girl in Pampore

Srinagar: A 9-year-old girl student was seriously injured in a road accident in Pampore area on Tuesday.

Witness said that girl identified as Asmat Jan, daughter of Bilal Ahmad, a resident of Dusoo, student of Sky Light School Pampore suffered seriously injuries after she was hit by a speedy Sumo vehicle near Dusoo in Pampore.

She was immediately shifted to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Pam


Tuesday, September 18, 2018BSF soldier missing after India, Pak exchange fire

Jammu, September 18: BSF soldier missing after India, Pak exchange fire along IB in Jammu:

A BSF soldier has been reported missing from along the International Border in Jammu after he was believed to have been hit by fire from Pakistan, officials said Tuesday.

They said the incident took place in the R S Pura sector of the IB after Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire at few locatio


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Army pays tributes to Lance Naik Malik

Srinagar, Sep 18: The Army Tuesday paid tributes to Lance Naik Mukhtar Ahmad Malik, who was killed by militants inside his house in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Malik was on leave at his native village in Kulgam district to perform the last rites of his son, who was killed in an accident a few days ago, when a group of terrorists barged into his house on Monday.

"In a solemn ceremo


Tuesday, September 18, 2018PDP zonal chief resigns from party over boycott of local bodies polls in J-K

Jammu, Sept 18: A zonal president of PDP announced his resignation from the basic membership of the party on Tuesday over its decision to boycott the upcoming urban local bodies and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

On September 10, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)said that it was boycotting the polls as the security situation in the state was not conducive for holding these elections.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Youth from BJP, NC join National Panthers Party

Jammu, Sep 18: More than 40 people belonging to BJP and NC quit their respective political leanings and joined the Panthers Party in the presence of the party Chairman Harsh Dev Singh at a function, here on Tuesday.

While welcoming the new entrants, Mr Singh asked them to conduct a door to door campaign for the dissemination of the policies and programmes of the Panthers Party and to persuade


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Plea against ‘Manmarziyan’ in J&K HC over objectionable scene

Jammu, Sep 18: A Sikh organisation on Tuesday filed a petition against the movie ‘Manmarziyan’ in Jammu wing of Jammu and Kashmir High Court over an objectionable scene showing actor Abhishek Bachhan smoking after taking off his turban.

''A petition has been filed in the High Court here by Supreme Sikh Organisation through Counsel Advocate Aditya Sharma and Advocate Harpreet Singh Kang against


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Dental Camp organised at KV, Jourian, Akhnoor

JAMMU, SEP 18 : A dental checkup and awareness camp was today organized at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jourian, Akhnoor.

A team of experts, under the supervision of Dr.Anil Sharma (B.M.O), comprising Dr.Rajiv Mengi, consultant CHC Jourian and ex-president Indian Dental Association (IDA), Dr.Meenakshi Bral, dental surgeon and Ajay Kumar, dental technician, were present during the checkup camp.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018Restriction lifted in down town Srinagar

Srinagar, Sep 18: Restrictions imposed in the down town Srinagar as a precautionary measure to prevent any law and order problem, were lifted, official sources said.

There are no restrictions in any part of the city on Tuesday, police said.

All the gates of historic Jamia masjid, stronghold of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, which were closed yesterday, are ope


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Miscreants set on fire panchat ghar, fourth since poll dates were announced

Srinagar, Sep 18: Miscreants set on fire a Panchayat Ghar in Pulwama in south Kashmir, where three Ghars were targeted earlier since the polls were announced to in Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and panchayats in the Jammu and Kashmir next month.

Official sources said that miscreants set on fire a Panchayat Ghar building at village Nagbal, Tral in Pulwama district late Monday morning. Timely action


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Boy found dead in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 18: The body of a 12-year-old boy was found on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district, police said.

The body of Faisal, a Class 6 student who went messing from his home in Busaebugh village of Ganderbal on Monday, was found in the paddy fields some distance away from his home, a police officer said.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Anantnag Shuts for Fourth Day to mourn Civilling killing

Srinagar, Sep 18: Shutdown is being observed on the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday in Anantnag to mourn the killing of a youth, Rouf Ganai, a native of Anchidora. Rouf was killed near gunfight site during clashes at Chowgam village in Devsar area of Kulgam district.

He had received a bullet wound in his neck and died on the way to Srinagar hospital this Saturday.

Meanwhile, police pick


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Nursing students staged a protest Demanding Release Of Mohammad Iqbal.

Srinagar, Sep 18: Nursing students on Tuesday staged a protest in Pratap Park Srinagar Demanding Release Of Mohammad Iqbal.

Iqbal, according to the police, was detained on September 12 from a truck in which three militants of Jaish-e-Muhammad were travelling before being killed in a gunfight a day later.

The students said that Iqbal is a 4th year student of B Sc. Nursing at SKIMS who had t


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Rajnath visits border, meets troopers

Jammu, Sep 18 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday visited forward positions on the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir and interacted with the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel.

Rajnath Singh also took part in a 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' in Makwal village before visiting the border outpost of the BSF.

"The Minister interacted with the troopers and spent some time with t


Tuesday, September 18, 2018New border management system to lessen foot patrol: BSF

Jammu, Sep 18: The BSF said the installation of comprehensive integrated border management system (CIBMS) will give major relief to troopers as it will reduce dependence on foot patrolling along the international border.

A.K. Sharma, Additional Director General (ADG) of the Border Security Force (BSF), said this while interacting with the reporters during Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit t


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

Jammu, Sep 18: Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday.

Defence sources said that the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Gulpur area at around 1 a.m.

"Firing exchanges continued till 3.30 a.m. No casualty or damage was reported on our side," the sources added.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018J&K police on cusp of achieving its aim of eliminating terrorism :DGP

Jammu, Sep 18: Asserting that number of successful operations were conducted in past one week, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said that the police force is near to the goal of finishing terrorism from the state.

“Jammu and Kashmir Police has been fighting the militancy from last so many years and keeping in view our capabilities, we are near our goal of completely


Tuesday, September 18, 201840 fresh PoK residents among 99 cross sides in Karvan-e-Aman bus

Srinagar, Sep 18: As many as 40 residents of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) residents arrived here while only nine Kashmiris crossed over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives separated in 1947 due to partition, official sources said here this morning.

They said 50 returnees also crossed sides in the Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzafarabad,


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Municipal Polls-2018: CEO notifies scheme for Kashmiri migrant voters

SRINAGAR: The State’s Election Office on monday said that with the amendments in J&K Representation of People Act-1957 and J&K Conduct of Election Rules-1965, the names of Kashmiri Migrants continue to be enrolled in the Electoral Rolls of Assembly Constituencies of Kashmir Valley.

“As the Municipal Electoral Rolls are relatable to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Rolls, their names exist in


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Train service resumes in Kashmir after three days

Srinagar, Sep 18: Train service resumed on Tuesday after remaining suspended for three days in the Kashmir valley due to security reasons.

Train service was suspended on Saturday in north Kashmir as there was some protests while in south Kashmir, the service was suspended as a precautionary measure following the killing of five Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018Trooper injured in J&K militant attack

Srinagar, Sep 18: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was injured on Tuesday when militants attacked the paramilitary forces camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

The militants hurled a grenade and resorted to heavy firing at the CRPF camp and the SOG (special operations group) in Newa village around 12.45 a.m., the police said.

The CRPF jawan injured in the a


Monday, September 17, 2018Rajnath appeals to parties to take part in J&K panchayat, urban local body polls

Jammu, Sep 17: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday appealed to political parties to participate in the forthcoming panchayat and urban local body polls in Jammu and Kashmir, in the wake of the NC and the PDP announcing a boycott of the elections.

Singh's appeal came after the two major regional parties -- the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party -- announced that they would not


Monday, September 17, 2018Drug dealer nabbed from Kashmir by Gujarat ATS

Ahmedabad, Sep 17: A man was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in connection with a racket involved in selling heroin smuggled from Pakistan using sea route, police said Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Gujarat ATS nabbed Nazir Ahmed Thakar on Sunday from a place in Srinagar with the help of local police and brought him here Monday, the ATS said in


Monday, September 17, 2018Under CAP 48 students of Pulwama leave on Bharat Darshan

Srinagar, Sep 17 : Under the Civic Action Programme (CAP) 48 students from different educational institutions from of south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Monday left for Bharat Darshan.

A police spokesman said Deputy Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar and Superintendent of Police (SP) , Pulwama today flagged off 48 students of Pulwama on a five day Bharat Darshan toud under CAP.

A police sp


Monday, September 17, 2018CPI(M) too to boycott ULB, Panchayat polls; says Centre going ahead with elections shows arrogance

Srinagar, Sep 17: Announcing not to participate in Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections, the Communist Party of India (M) said the Government's decision to go ahead with elections despite majority of mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir deciding to boycott it shows the arrogance of the BJP-led NDA dispensation.

The National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Part


Monday, September 17, 2018Omar wishes PM Modi on his birthday

Srinagar, Sep 17: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday.

Taking to micro blogging site twitter Vice President of the National Conference (NC) Omar said “ Wishing Jenab @narendramodi Sb a very happy birthday. May almighty bless him with a long life & good health”.


Monday, September 17, 2018Jitendra Singh to inaugurate All India Pension Adalat on Tuesday

New Delhi, Sep 17: Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the All India Pension Adalat here Tuesday.

The Pension Adalat, being organised by the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DoP&PW), will be one of the largest exercises for Pensioners’ Welfare eve


Monday, September 17, 2018Hope Pakistan changes attitude towards India: Rajnath

Jammu, Sep 17: Launching two smart fencing pilot projects along the international border with Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday expressed the hope that there will be a change in the attitude of the new government in Islamabad towards India.

"I don't think that there will be any change in Pakistan's nature. I pray to God that there would be change. I hope the change will be better


Monday, September 17, 201810 injured as bus hits Army camp's wall

Jammu, Sep 17: Ten people were injured on Monday when a mini bus hit the boundary wall of an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Police said the bus went out of the driver's control in Gurdan area, leading to the accident.

"Ten passengers were injured. All of them have been shifted to the Rajouri district hospital where doctors said two had sustained serious injuries," a poli


Monday, September 17, 2018Wear the Kashmir way of life, says new clothing line for Autumn Winter collection

Srinagar, Sep 17: Unhindered beauty, simplicity and purity defines Kashmir and taking inspiration from the rich heritage, values, quality of patterns, fabrics and craftsmanship from the region, a premium fashion clothing brand launched its Kashmir collection marking the line as its entry into the Autumn Winter 2018.

The Kashmir collection celebrates traditional embroidery technique like aari k


Monday, September 17, 2018Separatist-sponsored strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 17: Normal life was affected in the Kashmir Valley Monday due to a strike called by separatists to protest the recent killing of a civilian in Kulgam and against anti-militancy operations in south Kashmir.

Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut here in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

They said public transport was


Monday, September 17, 2018Militants kill soldier in J&K

Srinagar, Sep 17: Militants killed a soldier in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday, police said.

The militants barged into the house of Mukhtar Ahmad Malik in Shurat village and shot him from close range.

Malik was a counter insurgent before he joined the territorial army, the police added.


Monday, September 17, 2018Omar takes dig at Mehbooba's comment not to ally with BJP in future

Srinagar, Sep 17: Taking a dig at former Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for her comment that she would not ally with BJP in future, National Conference (NC) Vice president Omar Abdullah said she allied with the party (BJP) for the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman’s election after they sacked her.

Taking to micor-blogging site twitter former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said “ This was your campaign


Monday, September 17, 2018Rajnath inaugurates smart fence pilot project in Jammu

Jammu, Sep 17: The much awaited Smart Fence Pilot Project was on Monday inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here at BSF Headquarters.

BSF has constructed three pilot projects of smart fencing along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts.

Smart fencing on pilot project has been constructed at three places along the International Bord


Monday, September 17, 2018Panchayat elections announced

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Monday, September 17, 2018IED attack on Army party

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

"The blast was also followed by firing," offic


Monday, September 17, 2018Forces launch search operation in Shopian village

Srinagar, Sep 17: Forces early this morning launched a Cordon and search operation in South Kashmir’s Shopian village.

Reports said that a joint team of Army', SOG and CRPF sealed Shopian's Heff village and conducted door to door search operation.

Officials told that CASO was launched on inputs about the presence of militants movement in the area.

Pertinently two days before an IED was


Monday, September 17, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for POK

Srinagar, Sep 17: Despite tense situation due to strike called by separatists against Kulgam militant and civilian killings, the Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), on Monday left here to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC), official sources said.

The cross-LoC bus with 38 passengers left Bemina, Srinaga


Monday, September 17, 2018Train service remain suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Sep 17: Train service remained suspended for the third day on Monday in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike against the killing of five militants by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Kulgam district on Saturday morning.

Train service was suspended on Saturday in north Kashmir as there was som


Monday, September 17, 2018Rajnath leaves for J&K to inaugurate 'smart' border fence

New Delhi, Sep 17: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh left for Jammu and Kashmir to inaugurate two pilot projects of "smart" border fencing built under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) programme.

The two projects, each covering a 5.5 km-border stretch along the International Border in Jammu, are set to get a first-of-a-kind high-tech surveillance system that will cr


Sunday, September 16, 2018Three killed as mini-bus hits motorcycle in Kathua

Jammu, Sept 16: Three persons, including a woman and a girl, were killed Sunday when a mini-bus hit a motorcycle in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said.
A motorcycle driven by Ram Dass Sangra with two pillion riders was hit by the speedy passenger bus at Kattal chowk in Hiranagar around 12. 30 pm, he said.
The official said the trio were critically injured and were rush


Sunday, September 16, 2018Nine injured while trying to put out fire in Uri market in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Sept 16: At least nine persons suffered burn injuries while trying to put out a fire in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday.

Reports said fire broke out at Lone Complex in Uri market in which three shops and a residential quarter were damaged.

Nine people suffered burn injuries during the rescue operation.

All the injured were rushed to district hospital Ba


Sunday, September 16, 2018Rajnath to inaugurate smart fence on border in Jammu tomorrow

Jammu, Sep 16: The much-awaited smart fence pilot project will be inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along international border in Jammu sector on Monday.
'BSF has constructed three pilot projects of smart fencing along the IB with Pakistan in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts and it will be inaugurated by the Union Home Minister on September 17 (Monday),' a BSF official said here.


Sunday, September 16, 2018Man kills father by electrocution following quarrel in Jammu: Police

Jammu, Sep 16: A man allegedly killed his 60-year-old father by electrocution following a quarrel in Jammu earlier this month and dumped his body in a vehicle abandoned in a forest, according to the police.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police said Sunday that the accused, Sanjay Kumar, was on the run and efforts were on to nab him.

The body of Angrez Singh, a resident of Barn Gharota village, was


Sunday, September 16, 2018J&K PSC exempts specially abled candidates from application fee

Srinagar, Sep 16: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) announced on Saturday that all physically challenged and specially abled candidates would henceforth be exempt from paying any application fee.

Lateef-ul-Zaman Deva, Chairman of the JKPSC, said: "Physically challenged Persons and specially abled candidates are henceforth exempt by JKPSC from payment of application fee fo


Sunday, September 16, 2018Train service remains suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 16: Train service remained suspended for the second day on Sunday in the Kashmir valley, for security reasons.

Train service was suspended in north Kashmir as there was some protests while in south Kashmir, the service was suspended as a precautionary measure following the killing of three Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants on Saturday.

He said no train


Sunday, September 16, 2018Militants trigger IED to target security force vehicle in Shopian

Srinagar, Sep 16: Militants triggered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) to target security force vehicle in south Kashmir district of Shopian in the wee hours of Sunday, official sources said.

They said militants detonated an IED when a security force vehicle was passing Heff area in Shopian. The blast followed by heavy firing, they said adding there was no report of any loss of life or dam


Sunday, September 16, 2018Life remain affected in twin districts of south Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 16: Life remained crippled for the second day on Sunday in twin districts of Kulgam and Anantnag in south Kashmir, where five militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkher-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed in an encounter by security forces at village Chowgam Qazigund on Saturday.

Mobile internet service of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and trai


Sunday, September 16, 2018Jammu Traffic Police introduces "wrong parking clamps" for violators

Jammu, Sep 16: Against the backdrop of rising cases of vehicles parked wrongly or in "no parking" area, Jammu Traffic Police have introduced "wrong parking clamps" for the violators.

The "wrong parking clamps" is an instrument fixed in the rear tyres of the wrongly parked vehicles especially the cars after which it cannot move and will be set free only after paying the fine to the concerned o


Sunday, September 16, 2018Panchayat polls to be held in nine phases from Nov 17 to Dec 11

Srinagar, Sep 16: The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer on Sunday announced the dates of panchayat elections which is slated to be held in nine phases. The polling will be conducted between November 17 and December 11. The polls will elect 4,130 sarpanch, 29,719 panch and 1,145 ward commissioners.

The counting of votes will take place on the respective days of polling. The votes will b


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

He s


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

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

A civilian was killed and 10 others injured in cl


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

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

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


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

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

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

As per an official order by the GAD, G


Sunday, September 16, 2018Jawan hurt in Pak firing

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

He s


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

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

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

Samba District Administration led by DC Sushma Chauh


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

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

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


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

Pays obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

The snowfall


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

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

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


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

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

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

The Advisor said this while talking to the media-pe


Sunday, September 16, 2018Dilbag for speedy DPC promotions

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

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


Saturday, September 15, 2018DDC convenes Public Meeting for developmental works in Sumbal, Hajin

Srinagar, Sep 15: District Development Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary conducted a comprehensive review of developmental works in Sumbal, Hajin and adjoining villages. Public feedback was also obtained regarding developmental works and gaps.

SSP,SDM Sumbal SE PDD, ACD, ExEN PWD, ExEn PDD and other senior officers attended the meeting. Prominent citizens, representatives of various ass


Saturday, September 15, 2018Man dies in tragic Road Accident

Srinagar, Sep 15: In a tragic road accident father died on spot while son recieved serious injuries in a road accident at Pattan area of Baramulla in North Kashmir on Saturday.

Reports said that a speedy bus bearing registration number JK01C 0782 hit with four wheeler private vehicle (ALTO) bearing registration number JK01J 6169 resulting on spot death of one father while his son criticall


Saturday, September 15, 2018Civilian killed, 10 injured as clashes break out after Kulgam encounter

Srinagar, Sep 15: A civilian was killed and 10 others were injured Saturday in clashes between protestors and security forces following an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, in which five militants were killed, police said.

Clashes broke out between groups of youths and security forces, who were engaged in the counter-militancy operation, at the Chowgam area of Qazigund in Kulg


Saturday, September 15, 2018BMO Kandi organises free medical cum certificate camp at village Chakli Jamola.

September 15: In order to provide all type of medical facilities to the people at their doorsteps under Public Service Guarantee Act, Block Medical Officer, Kandi, Dr.Iqbal Malik with the coordination of middle school Chakle Jamola, organized a medical-cum-certificate camp at village Chakli Jamoal, a far-flung area in the hamlets of Kotranka town of district Rajouri.

A team of Doctors, Dr Ghu


Saturday, September 15, 2018Army soldier injured critically in Pakistan sniper attack in Rajouri

Srinagar, Sep 15: An army soldier was critically injured in sniper fire from across the border as the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

A senior police officer told TNN that Pakistan army in “violation of ceasefire” attacked the army’s 2/1 GR Regiment near along the border in


Saturday, September 15, 2018Fire breaks out at Pamposh Hotel in J&K's Srinagar, 5 fire tenders at spot

Srinagar, Sep 15: A massive fire erupted at a local hotel here in Srinagar, but there was no loss of life or injury, police said.

The fire broke out at Hotel Pamposh near Regal Chowk in the heart of the city here, a police official said.

He said the fire started in the attic of the six-storey building and spread fast.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and police, and fire and emergenc


Saturday, September 15, 2018Man dies of electrocution, two injured; locals stage protest in Akhnoor

Jammu, Sep 15: Protest triggered on Saturday after a man died of electrocution while two women suffered injuries in Pargwal area of Akhnoor here on the city outskirts.

"Due to short circuit in high tension wire during wee hours on Saturday at village N S Pura in Pargwal sector, Khour, one person identified as Parmanand, 70, died," police sources here said.

They said two women -- Rajni Devi


Saturday, September 15, 2018Thirty-three kg banned forest produce seized in Ramban

Jammu, Sep 15: A team of Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department on Saturday seized banned forest produce (Nag chatri) from a bus in Ramban district.

"A forest team recovered 33 kg Nagchhatri (Trillium Govanianum)-a banned Minor Forest Produce, which was being sent to Delhi from Kishtwar through a courier," official sources here said.

They said the herb was seized by Forest team led by Range Of


Saturday, September 15, 2018Kidnapped minor girl rescued, accused held in Rajouri

Jammu, Sep 15: A minor girl, who was allegedly kidnapped missing from her house in Rajouri, was rescued in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

The accused, Kapil Dev, of Jamola village of Rajouri was arrested during a rescue operation, a police spokesperson said.

He said a man from Kharak village had lodged a missing report of her daughter on September 7 and dur


Saturday, September 15, 2018JK Police sets up NARC cell to prepare database to counter organised crime in Udhampur

Jammu, Sep 15: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has set up a Narcotic Awareness Recidivism Control (NARC) cell in Udhampur district to prepare database of all hardcore criminals to counter organised crime in the state, a senior police officer said on Saturday.

The cell, headed by two sub-inspector rank officers, including a computer expert, was set up in May-Jun


Saturday, September 15, 2018Manoj Bajpai shoots for web series in J&K airport

Srinagar, Sep 15: A scene from a web series was shot at Srinagar airport, a first for the high-security facility in over three decades, an official said.

The web series, "The Family Man", features Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai.

According to Akash Deep Mathur, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) director at Srinagar airport, this was first time in 35 years that some filming took place there


Saturday, September 15, 2018PM condoles death of people in road accident in J&K's Kishtwar

New Delhi, Sep 15 Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of 17 people in a road accident in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and wished speedy recovery of the injured.

"The accident in Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir is tragic. Condolences to those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest," the prime minister tweeted.

At least 17 passengers wer


Saturday, September 15, 2018Five militants killed in J&K

Srinagar, Sep 15: Five militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said.

Upon receiving a tip-off about the presence of militants, the security forces on Friday night cordoned off Chowgam village of Qazigund area and launched a search operation.

According to the police, there were no casualties on the security force


Saturday, September 15, 2018Mobile internet service suspended in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 15: Mobile internet service of all cellular companies has been suspended in twin south Kashmir districts of Anantnag and Kulgam as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours following the killing of three militants in an encounter early Saturday morning.

The district administrations in Kulgam and Anantnag have directed all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar N


Saturday, September 15, 2018Lawyers stage protest, accuse Pakistan of supporting terror activities in J&K

JAMMU: Lawyers on Friday staged a protest against Pakistan alleging that it was continuously supporting terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

The protest, led by president of Jammu and Kashmir BAR Association B S Slathia, was held inside a court complex at Janipur.

"The activities of these sleeper cells in active connivance of certain elements is a matter of grave concern and requires to


Saturday, September 15, 2018Forces allegedly ransack house of Naiko’s relative in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 15: Security forces allegedly went berserk in Beighpora village of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district and ransacked the house of one of the close relatives of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Riyaz Naikoo, sources said on Saturday.

Forces raided the joint house of two brothers, Nisar Ahmad and Nazir Ahmad late last night and allegedly ransacked.

Forces even dug their l


Saturday, September 15, 2018Petrol Price reaches 85.31/ L in Srinagar, Rs 88/ Litre in Mumbai, 81 in Delhi

September 15: Fuel prices once again witnessed a hike on Friday, with petrol being sold at Rs 81.00 per litre and diesel at Rs 73.08 per litre here in the national capital.

The price of petrol has been increased by 13 paise per litre, while diesel saw a hike of 11 paise per litre, as compared to Tuesday’s prices in New Delhi.

In Mumbai, petrol and diesel have touched a new high of Rs 88.39


Saturday, September 15, 2018Train service suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Sep 15: Train service was on Saturday suspended in the Kashmir valley, where three militants were killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Kulgam district in the morning.

'We have suspended all train runs in the Kashmir valley following a fresh advisory received from the police,' a senior railway official told TNN.

He sa


Saturday, September 15, 20183 militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Sep 15: Three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday, police said.

Upon receiving a tip-off about the presence of militants, the security forces on Friday night cordoned off Chowgam village of Qazigund area and launched a search operation.

"Immediately after the militants were trapped inside a house, they started firing at the secur


Friday, September 14, 2018JCCI President visits Sopore

Condoles G. R. Ganai’s demise

JAMMU: President, Jammu Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI), Rakesh Gupta visited Sopore town in Kashmir yesterday and visited the residence of Ghulam Rasool Ganai, Ex-President of Northern Pharmaceutical Distributors Association (NPDA), who breathed his last recently. Gupta was accompanied by Haji Mohd Ashraf, President, Traders Federation of Sopore, Hussain Shah and Mohd Muzaffar Shah both Ex


Friday, September 14, 2018GKPD delegation meets Union Minister Hansraj Ahir

New Delhi: A Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora delegation under the leadership of Col Tej Tikoo met the Union Minister of state for home affairs Sh.Hansraj Ahir, today at 2 Safdarjung Lane.

On behalf of GKPD the delegation comprised of: Col Tej Tikoo AIKS, Sanjay Ganjoo JKVM, M.K.Machama KMWA Indrapuram, Dr. Raj Kachroo KKS Gurgaon, Dr S.K.Handoo KSS Faridabad, Amit Raina RIK, Munish Jalali RIK, Kuldeep Koul Kashmiri Sabha NOIDA, Dr. Surinder Koul GKPD core committee, Prof. Renuka Dhar GKPD committee and Dr Shafalica Bhan Kotwal KPCS UK.

Col Tikoo addressed the Minister and apprised him o


Friday, September 14, 2018Tarigami expresses grief over tragic Kishtwar road accident

Srinagar: CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami on Friday expressed shock and grief over the tragic road accident in Thakrie area of Kishtwar in which 15 persons died and several were injured.

The CPI (M) leader in a statement expressed deep sorrow over the tragic loss of precious lives and conveyed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families.

Tarigami urged the gove


Friday, September 14, 2018Army, IAF rescue Kishtwar accident victims

Jammu, Sep 14: Army troops and Indian Air Force on Friday acted swiftly and rescued Kishtwar district accident victims on Friday morning.

A Mini Bus loaded with passengers lost its control and fell into Chenab River at Thakrie area of Kishtwar district.

On receipt of the information of the accident, Indian Army troops located in the vicinity responded immediately and swung into action to t


Friday, September 14, 2018PDP has lost credibility in J&K: BJP

Jammu, Sept 14: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP Friday claimed that the PDP, its erstwhile coalition partner, has lost credibility in the state while its south Kashmir bastion was proving to a big minefield.

It also accused former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti of promoting dynastic politics during her tenure besides finding excuses to delay panchayat and local bodies elections.



Friday, September 14, 2018DGP accompained with IGP Kashmir visits Police District #Sopore

Srinagar, Sep 14: Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir Dilbagh Singh (IPS) accompained with IGP #Kashmir Zone Swayam Prakash Pani (IPS) today visited District Police Lines Sopore and held a darbar with cops and officers of the Sopore Police.

He gave a patient hearing to the cops and assured them that their genuine greivances will be solved soon and stressed upon maintaining of good pol


Friday, September 14, 2018A man was electrocuted to death while repairing an electric Transformer

Srinagar, Sep 14: A man was electrocuted to death while repairing an electric Transformer in Chee Village of Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir
The deceased has been identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Magray ( 29 ) son of Gulam Hasan Magray resident of Kangan area of Gandarbal. He was critically injured after receiving an electric Shock while repairing and installing an electric Transformer


Friday, September 14, 2018Handwara, Langate shut for fourth straight day against militant killings

Srinagar, Sep 14: A complete shutdown is being observed for the fourth consecutive day in Handwara town, Langate and its adjacent areas in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, on Friday against the militant killings.

Reports said all shops and businesses establishments remained closed. However, the private traffic was plying on the roads in Handwara and Langate, while as public transport was off


Friday, September 14, 2018Rahul appoints 9 new AICC secretaries

New Delhi, Sep 14: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed nine new AICC secretaries.

In a statement, party General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said: "Zenith Sangma has been appointed as secretary for Arunachal Pradesh, Amapareen Lyngdoh for Mizoram, Charles Pyngrope for Manipur, Victor Keishing for Meghalaya, Pradyut Bordoloi for Nagaland, Pradyot Deb Barman for Sikkim, Bhupen Kumar Bo


Friday, September 14, 2018Kishtwar Accident: Toll rises to 16, 17 injured ,11 airlifted to Jammu hospital

Jammu, Sep 14: The toll in Kishtwar road accident has swelled to 16 as four more passengers succumbed to their injuries while 17 others injured when a minibus ferrying them plunged into River Chenab on Friday morning.

"Sixteen people were killed while 17 others injured as a passenger minibus plunged into Chenab this morning," police here said.

They said that in the rescue operation carried


Friday, September 14, 2018SC stays bail of Kashmiri businessman in terror funding case

New Delhi, Sep 14: A day after the Delhi High Court granted bail to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in a terror funding case, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud said it would hear the matter on September 26.

The order came on a plea filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA)


Friday, September 14, 2018Driver seriously injured in Truck collision near Awantipora

Srinagar, Sep 14: Driver of a truck was seriously injured on Friday when it collided with another truck on the Srinagar-Jammu highway near Awantipora, sources said.

SHO Awantipora Madassir Naseer told that the accident took place near Lethpora area of Awantipora after a truck bearing registration number JK05C- 2924 driven by Mohammad Amin Dar son of Ghulam Nabi Dar resident of Sangergund Sopo


Friday, September 14, 2018Sopore shuts against Hurriyat activist’s killing

Srinagar, Sep 14: A complete shutdown is being observed in north Kashmir’s Sopore area on Friday against the killing of a Hurriyat Conference activist in the town.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) member Hakim-ul-Rahman was killed by unidentified gunmen near his house in Bomai area of Sopore on Sep 8.

Hakim was affiliated with the group led by Syed Ali Geelani and had been recently released from


Friday, September 14, 2018Body of a minor fished out from river Jehlum in Baramulla

Srinagar, Sep 14: Body of a minor boy drowned in river Jehlum on Wednesday was fished out on Friday, official sources said.

They said a nine-year-old Rashid Reyaz , resident of Manzseer village drowned in river Jehlum at Seer Jagir on Wednesday when he was taking a bath.

A massive search operation was launched to recover the body.

However, this morning the body was fished out from river


Friday, September 14, 2018J&K parties demand Tushar Mehta be kept off Article 35-A hearing

Srinagar, Sep 14: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the All-Party Meeting that was held in Srinagar demanded that Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta be kept away from the Article 35-A proceedings in the Supreme Court.

Omar Abdullah said the parties at the meeting made the demand because Mehta "has been going beyond his brief". At the last heari


Friday, September 14, 2018Omar Abdullah meets JK guv

Srinagar: Former chief minister and National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah Thursday called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik here and discussed the prevailing situation in the state and his party's views on the upcoming local bodies and panchayat elections.

Abdullah, who is an MLA from Beerwah, met the governor at the Raj Bhavan here, an official spokesman said.


Friday, September 14, 2018#BREAKINGNEWS | Accident in Chenab, Over 10 dead

Jammu: At least ten passengers died and several others went missing in a road accident in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Reports said that a minibus (registration number JK17 0662) skidded off the road and rolled down into Chenab river at Thakrie in Kishtwar district around 9:55 am.

An official said that eight bodies have been recovered so far during the search operation


Friday, September 14, 2018Farooq Shah visits Jagti, listens people’s grievances

JAMMU: Secretary, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Relief and Rehabilitation, Farooq Ahmed Shah visited Jagti Township and took stock of grievances and issues of migrant families.

He was accompanied by the Relief Commissioner, ML Raina, Chief Engineer PHE, Ashok Gandotra, Superintendent Engineer PHE, JS Chib, Superintendent Engineer Urban, AS Wazir and other concerned officers.

While int


Friday, September 14, 2018Woman among 2 drug peddlers arrested with over one kg cannabis in Doda

Jammu, Sep 14: Police on Thursday arrested a woman drug peddler among two persons with over one kg cannabis in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

On a tip-off, Police raided and conducted a search of a house of a drug peddler, identified as Shakeela Begum alias Taya.

''During a search, 1.125 kg cannabis (charas) was recovered from her possession,'' police said.

They said a case under th


Friday, September 14, 2018Do not sell drugs without proper prescription: J&K HC tells Pharmacists

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday ordered the Pharmacists not to misuse and sell the pharmaceutical drugs without proper description.

A Division Bench of the State High Court, comprising First Puisne Judge Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta, after hearing Senior Advocate Sunil Sethi, Advocate Deepika Mahajan for the PIL, after hearing both the sides, directed


Friday, September 14, 2018Train service resumes in north Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Sep 14 : Train service resumed on Friday after daylong suspension due to security reasons in north Kashmir, where two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were killed in an encounter by security forces in apple township of Sopore.

However, all trains operated smoothly in south Kashmir yesterday.

'We have received a fresh advisory from the administration to resume train service in nort