Jammu and Kashmir

Monday, May 21, 2018Militants attack police post in Pulwama

Srinagar, May 21: Militants today attacked a police post guarding the minority community in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir by opening fire, a police official said.

No loss of life or damage was reported in the incident, he said.

The ultras opened fire on a minority guard post at Saidpora in Tahab area of Pulwama district this afternoon. The police personnel retaliated, forcing milita


Monday, May 21, 2018''Clean Jammu, Clean Tawi'' campaign begins in Jammu

Jammu, May 21: Several students today took a pledge to make the city polythene-free and protect the Tawi river at the 'Clean Jammu, Clean Tawi' campaign here.

The three-day campaign, which began this morning, is being organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association (JKPWWA).

State Minister for Housing and Urban Development Sat Pal Sharma and Director General of Police S


Monday, May 21, 2018Police books twitter handle for spreading canards

Srinagar, May 21: Kashmir Police today booked a twitter user after he posted a rumor from his twitter handle.

Police in Kashmir took cognizance of the matter when it observed that tweet amounts to an offence under law.

Police has registered a case in this matter at Police Station Pampore under FIR No: 49/2018 under section 505 RPC. Investigation in the instant matter has been initiated to a


Monday, May 21, 2018Shopian Police launches drive against traffic violators

Srinagar, May 21: Shopian Police launched a special drive against traffic violators in its district, today. The main aim of the drive was to prevent road accidents & traffic violations in the district.

During the drive, 37 vehicles were seized and 75 vehicles have been challaned on the spot. The drive will continue and general public is advised keep valid documents within when plying their veh


Monday, May 21, 2018Dooru Police hosts Iftar party

Srinagar, May 21: Yesterday Station House Officer Police Station Dooru and other ranks of police station Dooru organized an Iftar party for the local residents of Dooru area. Iftar party was hosted at Police Station Dooru and was attended by many local residents.

It is for the first time that this kind of initiative has been taken by Anantnag Police in Dooru area to build confidence and give a


Monday, May 21, 2018Register FIR against person using abusive language against CM, spreading rumours: Omar

Srinagar May 21: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Monday demanded the registration of FIR against a person for using abusive language against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

He also demanded legal action against a person for spreading rumours on social media site Twitter that five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a militant attack at Pampore in


Monday, May 21, 2018Ex. J&K Minister Sham Lal Sharma quits as VP of PCC

Jammu: A day after Choudhary Lal Singh's historic rally at Hiranagar, another Dogra political stalwart Sham Lal Sharma quits as Senior Vice president of Pradesh Congress Committee, charges party leadership with ignoring Jammu's issues.

As per reports, Sham Lal Sharma has submitted his resignation to Congress president from the post.

Sources in Congress said that in his written resignation S


Monday, May 21, 2018PM’s narrative did not produce positive effect in Kashmir: Soz

Srinagar, May 21: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s narrative did not produce a positive effect in Kashmir, senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Monday said he did not keep the spirit of his Red Fort message alive in Kashmir.

“If economic development were a solution to ‘unease in minds of a people, the conflicts would not have occurred in the world


Monday, May 21, 2018Patwaris and Girdawars Pen down strike enter in 8th day

SAMBA: State- wide strike call given by AJKPA Stat e body all Girdawars and Patwari of District Samba today sit on Dharna at D.C office Complex Nandani Hills Samba here today.

According to the report, a large number of Patwaris and Girdawrs sit on dharna in Dc office complex Nandni hills samba and the pen down strike enter in 8th day. They are demanding the Grade Pay of Graduate of Patwaris ti


Monday, May 21, 2018J&K: KU, IUST postpone exams, suspend classes

Srinagar, May 21: TheKashmir University (KU) and Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) have suspended classes and postponed all examinations scheduled for Monday as a precautionary measure.

According to a KU spokesman, fresh dates will be announced later.

Similarly, the IUST, Awantipora has also postponed all examinations. Classes have also been suspended in the university.


Monday, May 21, 2018India takes seriously any comment from Pak on peace with India: Sitharaman

New Delhi, May 21: Any comment from Islamabad calling for peace between the two countries will be taken seriously by India, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here today in the backdrop of the Pakistan Army chief favouring talks to resolve lingering disputes.

The minister also said the armed forces will "fully honour" the government's decision not to launch any operations in Jammu and Ka


Monday, May 21, 2018Pilgrim found hanging from tree near Vaishno Devi

Jammu, May 21: A 23-year-old pilgrim from Haryana was found hanging from a tree near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir with police suspecting suicide.

Body of Vijay Kumar, a resident of Panipat who had come to pay obeisance at the shrine, was found hanging from a tree with a rope at Parana Dhrod near Ban Ganga, 100 meters from the main track to the shrine last ev


Monday, May 21, 2018Army organised Lecture on Skill development courses at Padhyarna Region

Kishtwar, May 21: In its initiative to contribute positively towards the future of youth in Padhyarna region, Indian Army organised a lecture on skill development courses at Padhyarna region, Kishtwar district.

This lecture was targeted towards the youth and women of remote and far flung villages of Padhyarna region, Kishtwar district. The attendees were made aware of the various programmes o


Monday, May 21, 2018Scooty Rider Killed in road Mishap at Samba

Jammu, May 21: One Scooty rider killed in road mishap at village Dhora in Samba here today.

The deceased has been identified as Mohan Lal 53 Son of Balak Ram resident of Village Taloor Samba.

According to the Police sources, the Mishap occurred at Samba Mansar Dhar road, when a scooty bearing registration No JK21C-2150 coming from samba when he reached near village Dhora suddenly unknown ve


Monday, May 21, 2018Strike cripples life in Kashmir on death anniversaries of Mirwaiz, Lone

Srinagar, May 21: Life was on Monday crippled in the Kashmir valley due to strike called by separatists on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, who fell to the bullets of unidentified gunmen on this day in 1990 and 2002 respectively.

The authorities have suspended train service on Monday in the Kashmir valley and also imposed restrictions in the areas


Monday, May 21, 2018Minor boy battles for life in SKIMS

Kashmir, May 21: A 9-year-old boy, Rizwan Ahmad Kaboo, who was critically injured on Saturday after CRPF troops allegedly opened fire on a group of protesters at Arampora area of Sopore in Baramulla district, is battling for his life in SKIMS Soura since the last two days.

Officials said that the CRPF men used tear smoke shells, fired some rubber bullets and few aerial shots after a group of y


Monday, May 21, 2018Woman, among three injured as Pakistan fires unprovoked on IB in Jammu

Jammu, May 21: A day after calling BSF officials for ceasefire, Pakistan, on Monday morning, yet again violated the truce agreement and fired unprovoked along international border in Arnia sub sector of Jammu injuring three civilians, including a woman.

"Pakistani troops started mortar firing in the general area of Arnia at around 0700 hrs," a BSF official here said.

He said that they targe


Monday, May 21, 2018Toll in UP hooch tragedy rises to 13

Lucknow, May 21: The death toll in last weeks hooch tragedy in Kanpur rural rose to 13 on Monday, as eight more persons died after consuming spurious liquor, police said.

Five persons had died on Saturday and two more died in a Kanpur medical facility, while five persons died in Sachendi on Sunday. Of 25 persons being treated at various places, two are said to be "extremely critical".



Monday, May 21, 2018Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Eidgah march

Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Monday to prevent a separatist called march. Police in riot gear has been deployed and all exams for the day has been postponed.

Separatists have called the march to Eidgah grounds here in Jammu and Kashmir to commemorate the death anniversaries of late Mirwaiz Maulana Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.


Monday, May 21, 2018Pak yet again violates ceasefire on IB in Jammu

Jammu, May 21: A day after calling BSF officials for ceasefire, Pakistan yet again violated the truce agreement and fired unprovoked along international border in Arnia sub sector of Jammu.

Pakistani troops last night also fired unprovoked and shelled forward villages.

"Pakistani troops on Monday morning at around 0700 hrs started mortar firing in the general area of Arnia," BSF official he


Monday, May 21, 2018Train service suspended again as precautionary measure in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 21: Train service was again suspended on Monday as a precautionary measure in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike and “Eidgah Chalo” on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.

Train runs were resumed only yesterday after remaining suspended for security reasons in the valley, where separatists had called for


Monday, May 21, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for PoK

Srinagar, May 21: Despite tense situation due to strike called by separatists, the weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus on Monday left here for Aman Post, the last Indian military post on this side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector to cross over to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), official sources said.

The bus left Bemina in Srinagar with two PoK returnees, including a woman, this morning, sourc


Sunday, May 20, 2018Two killed in Jammu road accident

Jammu, May 20: Two people were killed on Sunday when their car plunged into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said.

"A car went out of the driver's control at Ujhan Chatyar village of Rajouri and plunged into a deep gorge. Both occupants of the ill-fated vehicle died on the spot," police said.

The hilly districts of Jammu region including Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri a


Sunday, May 20, 2018Ramzan ceasefire will also have positive effect on forces sponsoring terrorism: J&K DGP

Jammu, May 20: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police SP Vaid on Sunday said that ceasing of counter-terrorism operations announced in the month of Ramzan will also have positive effect on forces sponsoring terrorism.

"I hope this initiative (ceasefire) of Government of India will have positive effect on everyone, including the forces sponsoring terrorism," Dr Vaid told reporters here a


Sunday, May 20, 2018PM visit a damp squib: JKNPP

Jammu, May 20: Describing the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state as a damp squib , the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) said today that the people of Jammu were left demoralised as their pressing issues did not find a mention in his address.

With the entire focus on Kashmir-centric issues, endorsement of the Centre's unilateral ceasefire decision and describing


Sunday, May 20, 201818 passengers stranded due to unseasonal snowfall rescued in JK

Jammu, May 20: Eighteen passengers stranded on a stretch between Anantnag and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir due to unseasonal snowfall were rescued by the police in a swift operation, an official said today.

The police launched the operation after receiving information that six vehicles coming from Anantnag got stranded due to the inclement weather yesterday, the official said.


Sunday, May 20, 2018SVS Trust Clinic organises "Free Medical Camp" at Rajouri.

Stress free life is a good tonic for healthy heart:Dr.Sushil Sharma.

Jammu, May 20 : In continuation with their efforts to reach out and serve the needy and poor people living in far flung and remote areas, Swami Vishwatmanand Saraswati (SVS) Trust Clinic took a good initiative for the welfare of general public of this region and hold a free medical camp at SVS degree college for women here today in which free medicines were distributed to around 1000 patients.


Sunday, May 20, 2018Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM on Wednesday

Bengaluru, May 20: Janata Dal-Secular's (JD-S) legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday said he will take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister on May 23 here in the presence of several national leaders.

"I've deferred taking oath to Wednesday on the advise of the Congress as May 21 is (ex-Prime Minister) Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary. On Thursday, the Speaker will be elected and the


Sunday, May 20, 2018Drug peddler arrested in Kulgam

Srinagar, May 20: Continuing the drive “war against drugs”, Kulgam Police arrested a drug peddler and recovered 18 grams of brown sugar from his possession.

On the directions of SSP Kulgam Shri Harmeet Singh, a police party of Kulgam police headed by SHO Qazigund Shri Tanveer Ahmad laid a naka near Upper Bazar Qazigund. During naka checking, a suspected person, identified as Shahzad Ahmad Padd


Sunday, May 20, 2018No tunnel found so far on IB: BSF

Jammu, May 20 : In the backdrop of Director General BSF K K Sharma suspecting that a group of terrorists might have sneaked into the Indian Territory via tunnel, a senior BSF official of Jammu Frontier on Sunday said that no tunnel has been found so far in anti-tunneling operation.

"No tunnel was found. We were working on probability. Otherwise, tunnel checking is now part of BSF daily operati


Sunday, May 20, 2018Kashmiri woman assault case: DMC seeks report from police, RWA

New Delhi, May 20: The Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) has issued notices to the police and a resident welfare association (RWA) here, seeking reports about the alleged assault on a Kashmiri woman and her relatives earlier this month.

The commission's chairman, Zafarul Islam Khan, said notices have been issued in the recent incident in southeast Delhi's Siddhartha Extension to the police and


Sunday, May 20, 2018Prominent Gujjar leader from Inderwal joins PDP

Kishtwar, May 20: A prominent political activist and senior leader from Gujjar community hailing from Tipri Patshalla area of Inderwal assembly constituency in Kishtwar district, Chowdhary Mohammad Yaqoob, joined People’s Democratic Party in presence of District President Kishtwar Sheikh Nasir Hussain.

Chowdhary Yaqoob, who has been associated with the BJP and worked in different capacities, w


Sunday, May 20, 2018Court reserves order on bail application of police driver

Srinagar, May 20: A local court in Srinagar reserved order on the bail application of a police driver who is accused of crushing a teenager to death by his armoured vehicle during demonstrations in downtown area on May 5.

Eighteen-year-old Adil Ahmad Yadoo was crushed to death at Noorbagh in the downtown, where clashes erupted after three militants were killed in an encounter with security for


Sunday, May 20, 2018Barring restricted areas in Srinagar, life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: Barring in restricted areas in the downtown Srinagar, life returned to normal in the Kashmir valley on Sunday after day-long strike on Saturday when separatists had called for “ Lal Chowk Challo” against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Though there was no strike call by the separatists, business and other activities remained affected in all districts and tehsil he


Sunday, May 20, 2018Kathua rape accused's signatures don't match with exam attendance sheet: CFSL report

Srinagar, May 20: The signature of Vishal Jangotra, an accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in January, does not match the one which he claimed to have signed in an exam attendance sheet in Meerut to claim he was not at the crime scene, according to a report of forensic experts.

The report by the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL), detailing this conclusi


Sunday, May 20, 2018Pak Rangers ring up BSF to stop firing as trooper killed, assets destroyed across IB

Jammu, May 20: The Border Security Force (BSF) today said that the Pakistan Rangers today "pleaded" with them to stop firing along the IB after being pounded with heavy artillery that also left a trooper dead across the border.

The border guarding force also released a 19-second thermal-imagery footage showing the destruction of a Pakistani picket across the border in retaliation to the unprov


Sunday, May 20, 2018Kathua rape and murder: Lal Singh leads march for CBI probe

Jammu, May 20: Former state minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Choudhary Lal Singh on Sunday led a march in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, seeking CBI probe into Kathua rape and murder case.

Lal Singh walked barefoot for nearly five hours after which his supporters urged him to get into a vehicle as he developed blisters in his feet.

The march was organised to mou


Sunday, May 20, 2018Restrictions remain in force in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 20: Restrictions continued in the interior parts of Srinagar for the second day today as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

Restrictions under Section 144 CrPc were in force in five police station areas of the city, a police official said.

He said restrictions were imposed in the old city police station areas of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal and Mahar


Sunday, May 20, 2018Pak to give greater administrative and financial authority to PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan

Islamabad, May 20: Pakistan's top civil and military leaders have decided to give greater administrative and financial authority to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, the region through which the controversial USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes.

During a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) - the top civil and military body - Sartaj Aziz, De


Sunday, May 20, 2018One injured in Road mishap at Samba

SAMBA, MAY 20: One person injured in Road mishap near Chichi Mata Temple Samba here today.

The injured has been identified as Inderjeet singh son of Baldev Singh resident of Amritsar, Punjab.

According to the sources, the mishap occurred at Jammu-Pathankot national highway near Chichi Mata Temple Samba when a motor cycle bearing registration No PBO2CT-1681 slipped at near Chichi Mata Temp


Sunday, May 20, 2018Boy injured in security force action in north Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: A minor boy was injured when security forces burst teargas shells and opened fire on stone pelting demonstrators in apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Saturday evening, official sources said.

They said a group of youths pelted stones on security force vehicle at Arampora, Sopore, in Baramulla. Security forces burst teargas shells and later fir


Sunday, May 20, 2018Omar takes pot shot at BJP for terming Cong-JDS alliance 'unholy'

Srinagar, May 20: Taking a dig at Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for terming Congress and Janata Dal (S) alliance in Karnataka 'unholy', working president of the opposition National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah questioned the alliance of PDP-BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, the former Chief Minister of J&K said, 'Every time some one from the BJP calls the Cong-JD


Sunday, May 20, 2018Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: Train service resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, after a daylong strike by separatists.

The separatists had called for 'Lal Chowk challo' on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state to inaugurate several developmental projects.

All train runs were resumed this morning in the valley, a railw


Sunday, May 20, 2018New Delhi-Katra Shakti Express halts, passengers protest

Katra, May 20: New Delhi-bound Shakti Express halted for two hours at departure station Katra on Saturday night due to some technical glitches in the air conditioning system.

The train no. 22462 was scheduled to depart from Katra railway station at 2300 hrs but could not run on time due to non-functioning of air conditioner in six coaches of the train, railway officials at Katra station said.


Saturday, May 19, 2018Shubh Memorial International School celebrate Mother's Day

Jammu: A Mother is a person who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take . To celebrate their love compassion and tenderness towards their children Shubh Memorial International School celebrated Mothers Day with the mothers of Pre primary and primary wing with their children. The mothers and the child duo participated in various activities and games with great zeal a


Saturday, May 19, 2018194 wards of J&K police, SPOs granted scholarship by DGP

Srinagar, May 19: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police S P Vaid on Saturday granted scholarship to 194 wards of serving police personnel and Special Police Officers (SPO), a police spokesman said here on Saturday afternoon.

He said Dr Vaid has granted scholarship of Rs 10.55 lakh in favour of 194 wards of serving police personnel, who have secured 80 per cent and above marks in annual


Saturday, May 19, 2018Zojila & Z-Morh tunnels approved by UPA II, claims Prof Soz

Srinagar, May 19: Welcoming the laying of foundation of Zojila tunnel on Srinagar-Leh national highway, to make it an all weather road by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, senior Congress leader and former Union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz said this and Z-Morh tunnel were envisaged and approved by UPA-II.

'PM Modi's inauguration of Zojila Tunnel is a good measure and a good news for t


Saturday, May 19, 2018Body recovered in Srinagar; Police seeks help to identify him

Srinagar, May 19: Srinagar police seeks help of general public in identifying a body, recovered from river Jhelum near Bulbul Lankar in the jurisdiction of Police Station Saffakadal.

Anybody having any information may kindly contact Police Station Saffakadal on 9596770662, 9419814976 or Police Control Room on Dial 100.


Saturday, May 19, 2018Woman dies in road mishap at Samba

SAMBA: A woman was dies in road mishap at Barian near Hanuman Temple in district samba here today.

She has been identified as Biro Devi 50 Wife of Ashok Kumar resident of Shahpur Kandi Pathankot.

According to the Police Sources, at around 2 pm the Mishap occurred at Jammu Pathankot National highway near Barian in District Samba, When a Tata mobile bearing registration No JK08E- 9971 coming


Saturday, May 19, 2018Time for misguided youth to shun violence, return home: Modi

Srinagar, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to those Kashmiri youth who have joined violence to return to their homes and live a life of dignity and peace.

Addressing an official function at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar where he inaugurated the 330mw Kishenganga Hydel Project and also laid foundation of Srinagar Ring Road, Modi said


Saturday, May 19, 2018Pakistan treats Gilgit-Baltistan like colony, alleges activist

Washington, May 19: Pakistan treats Gilgit-Baltistan "like a colony", a US-based activist from the strategic region bordering PoK has alleged, as he demanded that a UN-established fact-finding mission be sent to determine the conditions of imprisoned dissidents.

Gilgit-Baltistan has a regional Assembly and an elected chief minister. Pakistan considers it a separate geographical entity.



Saturday, May 19, 2018DDC Reviews power Arrangements for Ramadhan in Kupwara

Kupwara, May 19: DC Kupwara Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting with the officials of the PDD to review arrangements for uninterrupted power supply during the holy month of Ramadhan.

The meeting was attended by SE, Electric Sopore (Baramulla), Executive Engineer EM&RE Division Kupwara/Handwara, Executive Engineer STD Sopore, Executive Engineer Grid, AEEs and concerned JEs.

DC directed


Saturday, May 19, 2018Unfortunate Pakistan didn't respond to Modi's ceasefire gesture: Mehbooba

Srinagar, May 19: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the dais at a function here, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday took a dig at Pakistan for not responding positively to India's "goodwill gesture" of Ramadan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir.

"It takes a large heart and a position of strength to declare the Ramadan ceasefire. You have tried to dress the wounds of our people and I assu


Saturday, May 19, 2018Mysterious fire engulfs hutments, child killed in Jammu

Jammu, May 19: A child suffered critical burn injuries and died later in a mysterious fire that engulfed hutments here in Trikuta Nagar area.

"A devastating fire broke out on Friday night in Trikuta Nagar area on a plot having temporary hutments," police said here on Saturday.

Fire tenders were immediately pressed into service and the flames were timely doused and prevented from spreading t


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM Modi arrives in Srinagar from Leh

Srinagar, May 19 : Prime Minister Narendera Modi arrived in summer capital, Srinagar on Saturday afternoon to lay the foundation stone of Srinagar Ring Road and inaugurate Kishan Ganga power project.

Mr Modi arrived from Leh where he laid the foundation of construction of Zojila tunnel on Srinagar-Leh national highway. The function will be held at S K International Conference Centre (SKICC) on


Saturday, May 19, 2018Army organises a Lecture on Health and Hygiene at Cherji Region

Kishtwar, May 19: With an aim to educate the local populace regarding the importance and relevance of healthy life, Indian Army organised a lecture on health and hygiene for the locals of Cherji region, Kishtwar District.

The lecture on health and hygiene is an initiative to increase awareness regarding good hygiene and health care issues in day to day life. The local populace were educated o


Saturday, May 19, 2018J&K Students Welfare Association demands for proper teaching at Government High School Thathri

Srinagar, May 19: In order to make student's studies easy and comfortable, the Present of JK Students Welfare Association (JKSWA) Kamran Bashir under the chairmanship of Junaid Shah today put a demand before the Present coalition government for paying some serious sort of attention upon student's of Government High School Thathri of Doda district who today staged a protest on road against the


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM Modi inaugurates Zojila project in Leh: All you need to know about India’s longest tunnel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Rs 6,809 crore Zojila tunnel project in Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh kickstarting the work for India’s longest tunnel and Asia’a longest and strategic bi-directional tunnel, which will provide all-weather connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. The project will be finished within five years. “Zojila project will be com


Saturday, May 19, 2018Modi wants Jammu, Kashmir people to learn from Ladakh

Leh, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the people of Ladakh have set an example in human endeavour and urge for progress that must be followed by those living in Jammu and Kashmir regions.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of centenary birth celebrations of the Buddhist spiritual leader, Kashuk Bakula here, Modi said: "Despite hardships and inaccessibility, Ladakhis have set


Saturday, May 19, 2018Centre approves 1-year extension to J&K chief secy on Mehbooba's request

New Delhi, May 19: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B B Vyas has been given one year extension in service, beyond May 31, 2018.

The Personnel Ministry has approved a request from the state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for extension to Vyas.

The ministry has approved extension in service of Vyas for a further period of one year, from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019, an official order said.


Saturday, May 19, 2018Mehbooba invites PM Modi to visit Ladakh, stay for few days

Leh, May 19: Describing Ladakh as most peaceful and beautiful part of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the region again and stay for few days.

The Ladakh region is not only beautiful but its people are very hospitable and friendly, she said.

'I thank you on my government's behalf and on behalf of people of Ladakh for


Saturday, May 19, 2018Grenade lobbed on forces in Pulwama

Srinagar, May 19: Militants on Saturday lobbed a grenade on joint party of CRPF and police at Muran Chowk in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Confirming the incident a police officer said that the device, however, did not explode.

The officer said that Bomb Disposal Squad reached the spot and the device is being defused.


Saturday, May 19, 2018J&K: Schools in border villages of 3 dists remain closed

Jammu, May 19: In the wake of prevailing tension on international border due to shelling by the Pakistani forces, authorities have ordered to close down all schools close to the border in three bordering districts.

"The schools falling within the radius of 3 to 5 km from border in three districts, including Jammu, Samba and Kathua have been closed by the order issued by the sub-district magis


Saturday, May 19, 2018Separatist 'Lal Chowk challo' march foiled, Mirwaiz detained

Srinagar, May 19: Security forces foiled “ Lal Chowk Challo” called by separatists on Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay foundation and inaugurate developmental projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

All roads leading to historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital, have been closed with barbed wire by security forces and state police since this morning.


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM kick starts work for strategic Zojila tunnel in Leh

Leh, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today kickstarted work for Zojila tunnel, Asia'a longest and strategic bi-directional tunnel, to provide all weather connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar, Kargil and Leh.

The prime minister who is on a one-day visit to all the three regions -- Leh, Kashmir and Jammu-- also attended the closing ceremony for the birth centenary celebrations


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM visit: Curfew-like restrictions in downtown, parts of civil lines in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 19: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in downtown besides some areas in civil lines and old city in Srinagar as a precautionary measure in view of the 'Lal Chowk Challo' called by separatists on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Narendera Modi's visit to the Kashmir valley.

The main gates of historic Jamia Masjid, stronghold of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulv


Saturday, May 19, 2018Ramadan ceasefire In Kashmir meaningless if media war continues

Srinagar, May 19: I have never seen the electronic media so totally defiant of the BJP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh's avowed intention to calm Kashmir by announcing a Ramadan ceasefire appears to have been dismissed as "appeasement of Pakistan and terrorists".

A guest peering out of one of the six windows on the TV screen was frothing in the mouth. "Murderers of our brave jawans are


Saturday, May 19, 2018Modi in J&K: Internet suspended, schools closed

Srinagar, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Leh town of the Ladakh region on Saturday beginning his day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir amid hightended security as authorities suspended internet services and shut down schools and colleges for the day.

Modi was received at the Leh Airport by Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

As separatists called for protes


Saturday, May 19, 20183 militants killed, army foils infiltration bid on LoC

Srinagar, May 19: Three infiltrating militants have been killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, Defence Ministry spokesman said.

Alert troops of the army noticed suspicious movements on the LoC. A group of terrorists was found trying to infiltrate into the Indian side in Kawnar area, the spokesman said.

"They were challenged after which they fired at th


Saturday, May 19, 2018Train service suspended in Kashmir as precautionary measure

Srinagar, May 19: Train service was suspended as a precautionary measure in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for 'Lal Chowk challo' on Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving to inaugurate several developmental projects.

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


Saturday, May 19, 2018SFs resume search operation in north Kashmir woods

Srinagar, May 19: Security forces resumed search operation on Saturday morning in the woods in the frontier district of Kupwara, where three foreign infiltrators were killed in an encounter on Friday, official sources said.

With the first light this morning, security forces resumed search operation in the dense forest in Vilgam Handwara forest in the frontier district of Kupwara, where two mil


Saturday, May 19, 2018SFs burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 19: Security forces burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse demonstrators who were pelting stones on Saturday morning in downtown Srinagar.

Immediately after the “Fajr”(Morning) prayers were over in mosques, people hit the streets at Safa Kadal raising slogans. However, security forces and police personnel deployed in the area since wee hours today swung into


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM arrives in Leh, to inaugurate Zojila tunnel project

Leh, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir's Leh region, where he is scheduled to unveil a plaque to mark the commencement of work on the Zojila tunnel.
The Prime Minister is on a two day-visit to the state.

Accompanied by Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and other senior officer, Mr Modi was received at Leh airport by Governor N N


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM's visit: All roads leading to SKICC closed

Srinagar, May 19: All roads leading to S K International Conference Centre (SKICC) on the banks of famed Dal Lake have been closed in view of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kashmir valley on Saturday.

Mr Modi will lay the foundation stone for Srinagar Ring Road from SKICC, where hundreds of security forces and state police personnel have been deployed to foil any attempt to disrup


Friday, May 18, 2018PM to lay foundation stones for Rs 10K cr projects in J&K including Zojila Tunnel

New Delhi, May 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Rs 6,800 crore strategic Zojila tunnel, Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel, in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow.

He will also lay the foundation stones for ring road projects in Srinagar and Jammu costing nearly Rs 3,884 crore.

The tunnel will provide all weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh as thi


Friday, May 18, 2018Five killed, 10 injured in Pakistani shelling in Jammu district

Jammu, May 18: Five people, including four civilians and a BSF trooper, were killed and 10 others injured on Friday in Pakistani shelling and firing on the international border in Jammu district, officials said.

Police said the five, including Border Security Force constable Sitaram Upadhyay, were killed by the Pakistan Rangers in R.S. Pura, Arnia and Bishnah sectors.

The civilian dead incl


Friday, May 18, 2018Please listen to our 'man ki baat': Mirwaiz tells Modi

Srinagar, May 18: Moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to listen to "our (Kashmir people) man ki baat".

Mirwaiz while addressing the congregational Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar said: "People have been listening to Prime Minister's 'man ki baat' for years but we request the Prime Minister to listen to our 'man ki


Friday, May 18, 2018Red alert ahead of Modi's visit to J&K

Srinagar/Jammu, May 18: Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir were put on high alert on Friday ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to the state on Saturday.

All entry and exit points into Srinagar and Jammu have been sealed by police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who allowed vehicles to enter the cities only after thorough checking and frisking of the occupants.


Friday, May 18, 2018Omar hits out at J&K CM over weapons loot

Srinagar, May 18: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah criticised Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today over the loot of weapons by suspected militants here, the incident coming ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state.

"Looted (three rifles) from the police at Dalgate, the heart of Srinagar's uptown & at the centre of our area of tourist accomm


Friday, May 18, 2018Mehbooba slams Pakistan for violating ceasefire in Arnia

Srinagar, May 18: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today hit out at Pakistan for violating ceasefire in Arnia sector of Jammu region, saying Islamabad has shown no respect for the fasting month of Ramzan.

"Continued firing on the border in Jammu is cause of pain & worry. Sad that while our country took the lead in starting peace initiatives with cessation of operations during Ra


Friday, May 18, 2018Situation tense on border, Pak suffers heavy damage in BSF retaliation: IG

Jammu, May 18: In the backdrop of heavy shelling along the International Border in Samba and Jammu districts, BSF Inspector General Jammu Frontier Ram Awtar on Friday said the situation along the border is tense and Pakistan has suffered heavy damage in retaliation by BSF.

"The way they (Pakistan) are targetting, they will get the reply with similar calibre," Mr Awtar here told reporters afte


Friday, May 18, 2018PPU greets people on Ramadhan eve

KISHTWAR, MAY 18: As the holy month of Ramadhan is all set to start, People's Party United state Working Committee has felicitated people of the State while appealing them to seek blessings, forgiveness, peace and an end to violence during their prayers.

While issuing Statement on the occasion, the People's Party United hoped the holy month marks the beginning of an era of peace, free from


Friday, May 18, 2018Pak summons Indian envoy over 'unprovoked' LoC firing

Islamabad, May 18: Pakistan today summoned Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria over "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian forces along the Line of Control.

The Foreign Office (FO) here said in a statement that the acting foreign secretary summoned the Indian envoy and "condemned" the firing incidents today in Pukhlian, Cahprar, Harpal, Charwah and Shakargarh sectors.

Pakistan inform


Friday, May 18, 2018Unknown gunmen loot J&K Bank in Kulgam

Srinagar: Unknown Gunmen looted J&K Bank branch at Qaimooh area of Kulgam district a little while ago.

SSP Kulgam Harmeet Singh confirmed the incident and said that JK Branch Qaimoh has been looted with amount of 3 lac 28 thousand rupees.

Official sources told that unknown gunmen were two in number who entered bank and looted said money.

Meanwhile whole area has been cordoned off.


Friday, May 18, 2018Two women arrested with heroin in Kathua

Jammu, May 18: Two women have been arrested with heroin and illicit liquor from Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir, the police said today.

During patrolling in Chak Drab Khan area, a police team intercepted two women and recovered 4.5 grams of heroin, and 214 litres of illicit liquor from them, a police officer said today.

A case in this connection has been registered at Kathua police sta


Friday, May 18, 2018J&K police foils 2 bovine smuggling bids in Samba

Jammu, May 18: Two bids to smuggle bovines into Kashmir were foiled in Samba district and 24 animals were seized, the police said today.

Acting on a tip-off, that the bovines were being smuggled from Manohar Gopala area towards Srinagar side by foot, a police team reached the spot at Basantar Nallah and rescued 10 bovines last night, a police officer said.

The smugglers managed to escape.


Friday, May 18, 2018Man involved in six cases detained under PSA in J&K

Jammu, May 18: A man allegedly involved in six cases of murder, extortion, burglary and others in different polis stations of Jammu and Kashmir, was detained in Jammu city after Public Safety Act (PSA) was slapped upon him, the police said today.

A warrant under PSA was issued by the district magistrate Jammu against Baber Khan of Bhagwati Nagar, following which he was detained, a police offic


Friday, May 18, 2018Youth in Hajin tortured to death by militants

Bandipora, May 18: Militants yesterday night abducted a person Hilal Ahmad Parray from Hajin area of Bandipora District who was later found dead in a nursery at a nearby locality.

In the intervening night of 16 & 17 May, three to four Pakistan based militants assisted by a local militant Saleem Parray affiliated with the outlawed militant organization LeT forcefully barged inside the house of


Friday, May 18, 2018BSF jawan, couple killed, 8 civilians injured as Pak shells border villages in Jammu, Samba,

Jammu, May 18: A BSF jawan and a couple were killed and eight civilians injured as Pakistan shelled heavily in Jammu and Samba districts early morning on Friday.

"Pakistani troops during wee hours on Friday yet again resorted to heavy mortar shelling in Arnia, R S Pura sectors of Jammu and Samba sectors," official sources here told TNN.

They said that the cross-border shelling has so far le


Friday, May 18, 2018Militants attack SF patrol party in North Kashmir

Srinagar, May 18: An exchange of fire took place between militants and security forces in Hajin area of north Kashmir district of Bandipora early Friday morning, official sources said.

However, no injuries were reported.

They said a patrol party of security forces was attacked by militants at 0145 hrs at Hajin with automatic weapons. Security forces also retaliated and exchange of fire con


Friday, May 18, 2018Weapons of 3 police guards missing in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 18: Jammu and Kashmir police has launched a massive hunt to trace three weapons which were found missing from a police post in Dalgate area of the summer capital, Srinagar, official source said on Friday.

They said panic gripped a hotel when police guards posted there found three weapons missing late last night from the post.

Senior police officers were immediately informed a


Friday, May 18, 2018BSF jawan martyred, 4 civilians injured as Pak violates ceasefire in Jammu, Samba

Jammu, May 18: A BSF jawan was martyred and four civilians were injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistani Army along the international border in Jammu and Samba districts early Friday.

"Pakistani troops during wee hours on Friday yet again resorted to heavy mortar shelling in Arnia, R S Pura sectors of Jammu and Samba sectors," official sources here told TNN.

They said that the cross-bor


Thursday, May 17, 2018RDD schemes transforming socio-economic profile of rural areas: Veeri

Ask DDCs to lay special thrust on rural development sector

SRINAGAR, MAY 17: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Rehman Veeri has said that RDD plays a pivotal role in the transformation of rural sector and everyone associated with this department needs to take keen interest in achieving the positive results. He said the schemes in RD sector are changing socio-economic profile and developmental landscape of the rural areas.

The Mi


Thursday, May 17, 2018Wrestler Nirmal lifts 20th Bhamag Kesari title

UDHAMPUR, MAY-17:-Wrestler Nirmal of Master Chandgi Ram Akhara Delhi lifted “20th Annual Bhamag Kesari” Title 2018 by defeating Wrestler Mustba Kamal (Bablu) of Basantgarh of Udhampur District in a very tough fight here at Sardabbar, Kalsote on the sidelines of Shiv Parvati Mela.

Minister of State for Finance, Planning, Law & Justice, Ajay Nanda was the chief guest on the occasion.

The Da


Thursday, May 17, 2018Centre changes rule to give longer tenure to J&K chief secretary

New Delhi, May 17: The Centre has amended a rule to provide a longer tenure to the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, a move that may allow a further extension to incumbent B B Vyas .

Till the new rule came into force, the state chief secretary superannuated on attaining the age of 60.

With regard to others states, a chief secretary may get an extension in service, beyond the superannuat


Thursday, May 17, 2018Private Schools Association calls on Altaf Bukhari

SRINAGAR, MAY 17: A delegation of owners of Private Schools Association led by Showkat Chaudhary Thursday called on Minister for Finance, Labor and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and apprised him about various issues confronting them.

The Minister gave patient hearing to the delegation and lauded the role of the private schools in education sector in the state and assured them that gov


Thursday, May 17, 2018Army organised Medical Camp at Drangdhuran

Kishtwar, May 17: In order to address the growing medical needs of the locals in the region of Drangdhuran & surrounding far flung areas, Indian Army under took an initiative to organise a medical camp at Drangdhuran region of Kishtwar district on 17 May 2018. The Camp was aimed at providing basic medical facilities to the locals of the region who are forced to move to Kishtwar for all minor / ma


Thursday, May 17, 2018Jammu faces worst power crisis; CCI ask hoteliers not to pay bills

Jammu, May 17: The consumers on Thursday staged protest against the state government at different parts of Jammu over unscheduled power cuts here.

The unscheduled power cuts have made life miserable for people in Jammu city in view of scorching heat and soaring temperature. People raised anti-government slogans and also burnt effigies of BJP ministers during the protest.

The protestors said


Thursday, May 17, 2018Karnataka polls:Once again a Guv becomes puppet, alleges Omar

Srinagar, May 17: Reacting to BJP legislature party leader BS Yeddyurappa's sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah alleged that once more an occupant of a Raj Bhavan allows himself to be used as a rubber stamp.

“Once more an occupant of a Raj Bhavan allows himself to be used as a rubber stamp. BJP announces (& then deletes) the det


Thursday, May 17, 2018BSF jawan among two injured in Pak shelling along IB in Samba-Kathua region

Jammu, May 17: A BSF jawan was among two persons injured when Pakistan Rangers opened fire and lobbed mortars at over 15 Border Out Posts and some civilian areas along the International Border in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said today.

The firing and mortar shelling along the IB in Samba district started around 2 am, while it started at around 10 PM last night


Thursday, May 17, 2018Surprise market checking conducted in Gandoh

Kashmir, May 17: In view of upcoming festival season,market checking was conducted at Gandoh by a team of administration, led by Tehsildar Gandoh Lekh Raj, to keep a check on prices and quality of essential commodities particularly meat and chicken during Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr inspected markets of Sub Division Gandoh.

During the checking Rs-5000 have been recovered from different shopkeepers


Thursday, May 17, 2018Holy fasting month begins, 'shahar khans' back on streets to wake up people

Srinagar, May 17: The holy fasting month of Ramazan, the ninth month of Islamic calendar, began in Kashmir valley, where 'shahar khans' are back on streets to wake up people to consume ‘Shahari’, meals before the fast started.

The significance of 'sahar khans' remained there despite people having latest electronic gadgets, including alarm facility in mobile phones.

‘Sahar khans’, persons --


Thursday, May 17, 201824-year-old JCB operator killed in landslide

Srinagar, May 17: A 24-year-old JCB operator, was killed when landslide fell on the machine and it toppled, police said.

Mohammed Musa from Chilly Manoo, was operating the JCB machine afternoon when landslide fell on top of the machine, killing him on spot, police said.

As soon as the news of the accident reach Gandoh, police party led by SHO Gandoh Anayat Hussain along with locals rushe


Thursday, May 17, 2018Harsh Dev Singh's take on Ramazan Ceasefire

Ramazan Ceasefire | In conversation with State Chief of Jammu Kashmir National Panther's party, Harsh Dev Singh.


Thursday, May 17, 2018Roadside tea stalls, restaurants closed as fasting month of Ramazan begins in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 17: Majority roadside tea stalls, restaurants and Food Street were closed on Thursday in Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, as the holy fasting months of Ramazan began after the sighting of moon on Wednesday night.

A UNI correspondent, who visited a number of areas in the city, saw roadside vendors, hotels and restaurants shut.

The “Food Street” in the civil l


Thursday, May 17, 2018India rejects OIC statement on Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, May 17: India on Thursday rejected resolutions relating to Jammu and Kashmir adopted in the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting held in Dhaka earlier this month.

"We observe with utmost regret as well as categorically reject the resolutions adopted by Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir at the 45th CFM session of OIC in Dhaka, Bangladesh held on May 5


Thursday, May 17, 2018Youth found dead in Hajin orchard

Srinagar, May 17: Dead body of a 23-year old youth was recovered under mysterious circumstances from an Apple orchard at Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday.

Locals of the area spotted the dead body lying in the orchard and took it to the hospital, sources said.
The deceased has been identified as Hial Ahmad Parray son of Abdul Rashid Parray, a resident of Shakurdin Mohall


Thursday, May 17, 2018Parents of two minor sisters traced by Police; Reunited with their family

Srinagar, May 17: Today two minor sisters were brought by locals to police post Bemina Srinagar. Accordingly, police initiated the efforts to trace the residential particulars of these two minor sisters. Photographs of the minor sisters were immediately circulated in the media houses including on social networking sites.

Within an hour residential particulars of the minor were traced with the


Thursday, May 17, 2018Omar targets BJP over construction by Speaker’s family

Srinagar, May 17: Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today targeted the BJP over the issue of alleged illegal construction near an Army ordnance depot at Nagrota by the wife of state legislative assembly speaker Nirmal Singh.

"Dear @BJP4India the Indian Army is moving court against the J&K Speaker's (until recently Deputy CM) wife & yet we hear nothing from you about these an


Thursday, May 17, 2018Police seeks public help in identification of two minor sisters in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 17: Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday sought help from general public in identity of two minor sisters who are currently with the department in Srinagar.
In a statement, a spokesperson said police seeks help of general public in the identification of residential particulars of two minor sisters.

“Srinagar police seeks help of the general public to identify the two minor siste


Thursday, May 17, 2018Ramazan ceasefire: Urge your sons to leave path of violence, DGP to families of militants

Srinagar, May 17: A day after the Centre announced unilateral ceasefire during the month of Ramazan in Kashmir valley, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said the families of local militants should urge their sons to leave path of violence and live peacefully.

“Taking advantage of fresh initiative of GOI during Ramadan, families of local militants should urge their sons to leave path of


Thursday, May 17, 2018DC Samba ordered all the Government and Private school to be closed

SAMBA: DC Samba Rajinder Singh Tara ordered all the Government and private school to be closed within the 5Km range in border firing affected areas of Samba Sector here today.

According to the sources, Deputy Commissioner Samba Rajinder Singh said that all the schools, which are five kilometers range from the international border, have been shut for the day.


Thursday, May 17, 2018BSF Jawan injured due to cross border Firing in Samba Sector

SAMBA: A Border Security Force (BSF) Jawan was injured on Thursday in firing by Pakistani rangers on the international border in Samba district.

The injured BSF troop has been identified as Pravin Kumar Mishra of 80 BN BSF posted in Border out post at Regal.

According to the sources, the Pakistani rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on the IB in Samba Sector during the intervening night a


Thursday, May 17, 2018VIDEO | Pakistan violates ceasefire, targeted civilian areas in Samba

Samba, May 17: Pakistan again violates the ceasefire violation and targeted the civilian areas in the international border in Samba sector here today.

According to the sources, the firing started Wednesday night when the Pakistan rangers started heavy mortar shelling and targeted the civilian areas of the samba sector. The Pakistani rangers targeted the villages of samba sector including Regal


Wednesday, May 16, 2018It’s most ideal time for a ceasefire but are relevant actors already on board?

A not-so-difficult dive in the hearts and minds of everyone engaged on two sides of the situation in Kashmir would suggest that it is not helping any side. Allowed unattended and uninterrupted, this could take catastrophic proportions. Between February and April this year there were some evident signs of shift in approach from one side but the other side, perhaps, couldn’t take the value out of t


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Mehbooba welcomes ceasefire announcement

Srinagar, May 16: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday welcomed the Centre's announcement of a ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan.

"I wholeheartedly welcome the Ramadan ceasefire. The month is a harbinger of peace and such a decision will go a long way in creating a peaceful and amicable environment for a sustained dialogue," she tweeted.

The Chief Minister t


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Government declares conditional ceasefire in J&K during Ramzan

NEW DELHI: The Union government today declared a conditional ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.
It is important to isolate the forces that bring a bad name to Islam by resorting to mindless violence and terror, says Centre in a statement
Government expects everyone to cooperate in this initiative and help the Muslim brothers and sisters to observe Ramzan peacefully


Wednesday, May 16, 2018MLAs who switch should be banned from contesting polls for 1 term: Omar

Srinagar, May 16: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said MLAs who switch parties should be banned from contesting elections for one term in order to prevent horsetrading in the event of a hung house.

He was apparently referring to the post-poll situation in Karnataka where the BJP has staked claim to form the government despite being seven short of simple majority.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Rifle snatched outside KU: No place in Kashmir safe, says Omar

Srinagar, May 16: Reacting to rifle snatching incident outside Kashmir University (KU) in the summer capital, Srinagar on Wednesday, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said it doesn’t look like any place in the valley was safe any longer.

“They are even snatching rifles outside Kashmir university now. It doesn’t look like any place in Kashmir is safe any longer,” Mr Abdullah


Wednesday, May 16, 2018One day awareness workshop organised on PMSSS

Srinagar, May 16: A one day awareness workshop on Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) 2018-2019 was organised for students at Government Degree College Doda on wednesday here.

The workshop was organised by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi (Ministry of Human Resource Development and Higher Education Department of J&K. The workshop was held under the guide


Wednesday, May 16, 2018PCPG meeting held at Police Station Zakoora

Srinagar,16 May: PCPG meeting was held at police station Zakoora on 15.5.2018. With an aim to strengthen relations with public & also to establish first hand contact with masses , Police station Zakoora convened a public interaction meeting in which good number of respectables of the jurisdiction participated .

The meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Zakoora Inspector Shri R.P. Singh . T


Wednesday, May 16, 2018One Vehicle lifter arrested and recovered 04 stolen motor cycles

Jammu, May 16: In continuation to operation Chetak, a special drive against vehicle theft cases launched by Jammu Police, today Gandhi Nagar Police apprehended one vehicle lifter and recovered 04 stolen Motor Cycles.

On 15-05-2018, Police Party of P/S Gandhi Nagar arrested one person in case FIR No. 49/2018 under relevant sections of law at Police Station Gandhi Nagar. During sustain questioni


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Bandipore police organised free medical camp.

Bandipora 16 May 2018: The District police Bandipore organised a one day free medical camp at the DPL Bandipore which was attended by NOKs of police martyrs and deceased police personnel’s besides serving police personnel and general public also attended.

The camp was inaugurated by SSP Bandipore Shri Sheikh Zulfkar Azad in presence of CMO Bandipore. A team of doctors from District Hospital Ba


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Missing lawyer arrested in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 16: A lawyer who is reported missing was arrested in north Kashmir district of Baramulla under the order from a magistrate, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

Reacting to High Court Bar Association (HBA) statement published in newspapers that a lawyer in north Kashmir was missing, spokesman said the lawyer has been detained in Sub-Jail, Baramulla under orders from a competent


Wednesday, May 16, 2018BSF foils infiltration bid along IB in Samba

Jammu, May 16: BSF troops thwarted an infiltration bid today along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, where a high alert has been sounded ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, officials said.

Modi will be visiting the state on May 19.

"There was an (infiltration) attempt today and it was foiled," Inspector General of BSF, Jammu Frontier, Ram Awtar


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Leopard mauls boy to death in Rajouri

Jammu, May 16: A four-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard outside his house in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district today, a police official said.

Mohammad Usman was sleeping with his grandmother outside his house in Galutti village when the leopard attacked him in the early hours, he said.

The leopard had ventured into the village from a nearby forest and fled after Usman's grand


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Unidentified body of man fished out from canal in Central Kashmir

Srinagar, May 16: Body of an unidentified man was recovered from a hydropower project canal in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, police said on Wednesday.

Sources said that panic gripped at Gund in Ganderbal, when some locals saw body of a man floating in the canal of upper Sindh hydropower project in Gund on Wednesday.

“The locals immediately informed the police,” they said, adding a


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Service Rifle of cop posted at Kashmir University snatched by Unknown persons

Srinagar, May 16: Unknown persons on Wednesday afternoon over powered a cop posted inside Kashmir University campus at dargah Hazratbal in outskirts of Srinagar.

Official sources told that the persons overpowered the security guard and snatch service rifle from his possession.

Confirming the incident a senior Police officer told that the police has launched investigation to ascertain the ca


Wednesday, May 16, 2018"Kalsh Yatra" taken out on the eve of Ganga Dashera

Rajouri, May 16: Like every year, this year also the holy "Kalsh Yatra" was taken out with great enthusiasm and religious fervour in Rajouri town.The Yatra started from Sanatan Dharam Sabha Mandir near tehsil office and was headed by His Holiness Shri Shri 1008 Rajguru Mahamandleshwar Shri Swami Vishwatmanand Saraswati ji Maharaj accompanied by large number of saints and devotees who came from d


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Cops to launch cleanliness drive in twin capitals

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Police will launch separate campaigns in Jammu and Srinagar in its effort to make both the cities clean, an official said on Tuesday.

The cleanliness drive, being launched by the Police Wives Welfare Association , will be conducted from May 21 to 23 in Jammu. In Srinagar, the campaign will be launched in September this year.

Director general of state police S P


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Amarnath yatra: Nearly 1.70 lakh pilgrims registered

Jammu, May 16: Nearly 1.70 lakh people have so far registered for the pilgrimage to cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, set to begin for 60-day long period from Jammu on June 28.

Over 1.69 lakh pilgrims have been registered at various counters across the country and the registration is going on in full swing, officials associated with registration of the yatra said today.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018BSF confirms 5 militants sneaked into Indian side

Jammu, May 16: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on May 19, the Border Security Forces (BSF) have confirmed that five militants have sneaked into the Indian side.

BSF Director General K.K. Sharma, who arrived here on Tuesday, after a trooper was killed in firing by the Pakistani rangers in Samba district, confirmed that the successful infiltration bid took plac


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Lightning kills woman in north Kashmir

Srinagar, May 16: A woman died when lightning struck her in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said here on Wednesday.

Twenty-nine-year-old Shaheena Begum was critically inujred when natural calamity struck at Shahabad Warnow, Lolab, in the frontier district of Kupwara. However, other villagers present in the area immediately rushed her to hospital where doctors declared brough


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Missing girl in Kashmir found

Srinagar, May 16: Jammu and Kashmir police recovered a girl missing since May 12 in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

A woman had lodged a report that her 18-year-old daughter was missing from Kheribal Mattan since May 12.

He said a missing was reported and investigation has been initiated to trace her and also sought help from people to trace her.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018SFs launch CASO in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 16: Security forces on Wednesday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Tral area of south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.

They said personnel of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Koilshikar, Tral, in Pulwama following a tip off about the presence of militant


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Classes in IUST resume after remaining suspended on Tuesday

Srinagar, May 16: Classes in the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) resumed on Wednesday after remaining suspended for a day as a precautionary measure in view of day-long protests by students on Monday.

All examinations will be conducted as per schedule on Wednesday, an official of the university said. However, the dates of examination which were postponed yesterday will be a


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Militants attack army party in Tral

Srinagar: Security forces on Wednesday launched a search operation after militants fired upon an army patrolling party in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Reports said that the militants fired upon a patrolling party of the army's 42 Rashtriya Rifles in Shikargah forest area of Tral before escaping from there.

However, there was no immediate report of any casualties.
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