Jammu and Kashmir

Wednesday, April 21, 2021Widespread rains predicted for next 72 hours in J&K

Jammu: Rains lashed parts of Kashmir valley even as minimum temperatures rose amid a cloud cover, officials said on Wednesday.

The weatherman has predicted widespread rains in Jammu and Kashmir for the next 72 hours.

Quoting a meteorological department official, news agency GNS reported that Srinagar received traces of rain while it recorded a low of 10.4°C against 8.9°C on the previous nig

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021Global Covid-19 caseload tops 142.6mn

Jammu, April 21: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 142.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.04 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 142,621,220 and 3,041,541, respectively.

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021Violating rules some bidders allegedly obtain multi licenses

Violators will face penalties, cancellations: Excise Commissioner

Jammu: Few bidders have allegedly violated rules to obtain multi licenses of liquors shops under the new excise policy of Jammu and Kashmir.

The e-auction of all 228 liquor shops in which 800 persons participated ended on Monday with each location being auctioned for 72 hours. The e-auction which was held for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir has generated revenu

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021Govt issues guidelines for deferment of Darbar move

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday issued guidelines for deferment of Darbar move in the backdrop of surge in COVID-19 cases across the Union Territory.

“The Offices at Civil Secretariat, Srinagar for Summer Session-2021 will formally open at Srinagar on May 10, 2021. There will be no closure of the Jammu Secretariat,” reads the order issued by Commissioner Secretary to gov

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021J&K Film Policy to showcase scenic destinations of 20 distts

Jammu: The much discussed concern of alleged discrimination with Jammu region in social media arena regarding tourism potential will soon come to an end with proposed Jammu and Kashmir Film Policy showcasing scenic destinations to woo filmmakers of all 20 districts across the Union Territory.

The upcoming film policy of Jammu and Kashmir however, will include prominent and picturesque location

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021Over 17 Lakh jabbed so far

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has vaccinated over 17 lakh people against the COVID-19 with no reported case of extreme adverse events.

As per the official figures till 20th of April, over 17.47 lakh have been vaccinated of which 8.44 lakh people have been inoculated with COVID vaccine in Kashmir division while 9.2 people have been vaccinated in Jammu division.

State immunisat

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021Lockdown should be last resort: PM

New Delhi: As more states went for lockdown-like restrictions to battle the raging second COVID-19 wave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed that use of lockdown should be the "last resort" and that the focus should rather be on micro-containment zones.

Modi's remarks in his address to the nation where he also said the second wave has become a major crisis came on a day when India

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021Jitendra Singh, Rahul test +ve

Jammu: Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi joined the list of the country’s leaders who have contracted the COVID-19 virus.

Confirming it on Twitter, Singh said “I have today tested COVID positive with symptoms. Please get yourself screened if you were in my contact recently and take care.”

“After experiencing mild

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021J&K records highest ever single day surge of 2030 cases, 8 deaths

Admin imposes fresh curbs, Night curfew extended

Jammu: With 2030 fresh cases, the Jammu and Kashmir recorded highest single day spike ever since the outbreak of pandemic while 8 more fresh fatalities have pushed the death to 2071 in the Union Territory. Moreover, in the backdrop of surging cases, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration has imposed a fresh set of curbs for public transportation, and public places like shopping complexes, ba

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021Traffic shut on Jmu-Sgr NH

Jammu: Vehicular traffic was suspended on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Tuesday after a landslide hit the arterial road in the union territory's Ramban district, officials said.

The landslide blocked the highway near the Cafeteria Morh, they said.

Due to the blockade, hundreds of Jammu-bound trucks that started late Monday night from Qazigund are stuck between Ramban and Ramsoo, the officia

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021LG greets people on Ram Navami

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday extended his warm greetings to the people on the eve of Ram Navami.

In his message, the Lt Governor observed that "Lord Ram, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu is an embodiment of compassion, dutifulness, tolerance, Justice, and great virtues".

People, especially the youth, must follow the ideals of Lord Ram, and tread

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Kashmiri youth repatriated from PoK after 8 months

Srinagar, Apr 20: A Kashmiri youth, who had inadvertently crossed over to the other side of Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) last year, was repatriated from border town of Karnah in north Kashmir district of Kupwara.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt Col Emron Musavi on Tuesday said that inadvertent crossings across Line of Control (LoC) by locals on either sides of it

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021CBI arrests 2 senior insurance officers in bribery case in Srinagar

Srinagar, Apr 20: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two National Insurance Company Ltd officers, including Senior Divisional Manager, Srinagar, in a bribery case in this summer capital.

A statement issued by CBI on Tuesday said that a case was registered against the accused on a complaint alleging therein that a Dealing Official (later on, identified as Administrative Offi

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Students, others returning to Kashmir amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Srinagar, Apr 20: Students, pursuing education in professional and other colleges outside J&K, have started to return to the valley in view of unabated rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, which recorded 2,59,170 new cases of the novel Coronavirus during the last 24 hours.

However, surprisingly the non-local work-force, including from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and West Bengal, have staye

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Srinagar-Leh highway cleared for vehicular traffic after around four months

Srinagar- The Srinagar-Leh highway, which has been cleared by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is all set to reopen for a one-way vehicular traffic after remaining shut for around four months, officials said.

Officials said that only vehicles carrying essential commodities are being allowed from Kashmir for Tuesday.

Although the highway was connected several times by the BRO earlier si

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Another spell of rain, snow likely in J&K

JAMMU: Weather remained dry in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday as the Meteorological (MeT) Department forecast another brief spell of rain and snow in the two union territories that will begin on Wednesday.

“Today weather will be generally cloudy in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh with 50 per cent chances of brief shower in the evening at isolated to scattered places of J&K.

“Scattered to

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021COVID-19: KU postpones 4th Year B Pharma exam over students' demand

Srinagar: The Kashmir University has decided to postpone the 4th year B Pharmacy exams which were scheduled from April 22 following students’ demand in view of the prevailing pandemic situation.

Following the demand by students, the head of the Pharmacy Department was asked to postpone the exams for time being, Dean Academic Affairs KU, Prof Shabir Ahmad Bhat said.

Accordingly, the HoD has

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Covid norms should change as virus spreads through air: DAK

Srinagar, Apr 20: With the new evidence revealing that Covid-19 spreads through air, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday called for urgent change of safety norms.

“We need to focus on measures that would prevent airborne transmission of the virus which is now considered to be the primary route of spread,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said in a statement T

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Mehbooba prays for speedy recovery of Dr Manmohan Singh

Srinagar, Apr 20: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday prayed for speedy recovery and good health of former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh who had tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter former Chief Minister Mehbooba said “ I've had the privilege & honour to know Manmohan Singh ji. Always unassuming humble & erudite his con

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Union minister Jitendra Singh tests Covid positive

JAMMU: Union minister of state in the Prime Minister’s office, Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 with symptoms.

Singh said on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, “I have today tested #COVID positive with symptoms.

“Please get yourself screened if you were in my contact recently and take care”.

Union ministers, Nitin Gadkari and Hardeep Singh Puri have wis

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021All business establishments in Jammu city to remain closed on Sundays: Jammu Chamber

JAMMU: The Jammu Chamber of Commerce has rolled out a new market timing in order to assist the administration to contain the prevailing surge in COVID-19 infections.

Quoting President JCC, Arun Gupta, news agency tnn reported that after meeting with traders’ bodies of various areas of Jammu city, it has been decided that all kinds of business establishments will remain closed on Sunday.
He al

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Cluster University Srinagar orders 50% attendance of staff on rotational basis

Srinagar: The authorities at the Cluster University Srinagar (CUS) have decided to have a 50 percent attendance of the teaching staff at its constituent colleges on a rotation basis in view of t4hej prevailing surge in COVID-19 cases.

The decision comes on the heels of the government decision to close the institutions for physical classes till May 15.

While the government had excluded from

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021JKB Zonal office closed in Anantnag after employees test COVID positive

Anantnag, Apr 20: The Zonal Office of Jammu and Kashmir Bank (JKB) in this south Kashmir district was closed on Tuesday after eight employees tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.

They said tests of employees were conducted yesterday in the JKB zonal office. However, eight employees had tested COVID-19 positive, they said, adding that the bank administration ordered closure of the offi

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Traffic suspended on Jammu- Srinagar highway due to landslide

Srinagar, Apr 20: Traffic on 270-km-long Jammu- Srinagar national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was suspended on Tuesday due to fresh landslides in Ramban area, official sources said.

Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers are stranded on the highway, sources told TNN.

There was a huge landslide at Mahar Ramban

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021JKB Zonal office closed in Anantnag after employees test COVID positive

Anantnag, Apr 20: The Zonal Office of Jammu and Kashmir Bank (JKB) in this south Kashmir district was closed on Tuesday after eight employees tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.

They said tests of employees were conducted yesterday in the JKB zonal office. However, eight employees had tested COVID-19 positive, they said, adding that the bank administration ordered closure of the offi

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021COVID-19 surge: J&K govt extends night curfew to all 20 districts

Srinagar: Amid a spike in the COVID-19 infections, the Jammu and Kashmir government has extended the night curfew in effect in the municipal areas of eight districts presently, to all the 20 districts of the union territory in a bid to contain the disease spread, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha announced on Twitter.

The night curfew was in force since April 9 in the municipal ar

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Both Kargil courier sorties cancelled due to bad weather

Srinagar, Apr 20: Both the Kargil courier sorties to Jammu, which were planned on Tuesday have been cancelled due to bad weather.
Chief Coordinator Kargil Courier Service Er Aamir Ali said today that two sorties of AN 32 Kargil courier service between the border town of Kargil and Jammu were planned on Tuesday.
However, due to bad weather both the sorties were cancelled, Er Ali said.
In a fres

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Pole directs removal of encroachments, along banks of Dal Lake

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole directed the removal of all encroachments, including illegal barbeque stalls, along the banks of the Dal Lake here.

Chairing a meeting of officers to review the preservation of the Dal Lake, Pole stressed for a sustained drive to remove all illegal encroachments, including all illegal barbeque stalls from Boulevard and Foreshore road,

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021Girls outshine boys in class 11 results in Kashmir; overall pass percentage 76%

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Tuesday declared the results of class 11 annual examinations of academic session 2020.

As per the figures provided by the board officials, a total of 75,652 students had appeared in the annual examination of which 57,658 have passed with a pass percentage of 76 percent.

Gender-wise, girls have edged boys in the examinatio

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021ANTF apprehends two drugs peddlers with Heroin consignment

Jammu: The Anti Narcotic Task Force (ANTF) of Jammu and Kashmir police, specialized unit to check the rising menace of drugs, achieved another success on Mondayafter it foiled a bid to deal in Heroin worth lakhs of rupees.

ANTF Jammu received specific information that two persons namely, Nazir Ahmed son of Mohd Amin of Zangibad, Nowgam Srinagar and Ayaz Ahmed son of Kamgar Malik of Akramab

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021COVID-19: India logs 2,59,170 fresh cases

New Delhi: India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,53,21,089 with 2,59,170 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, while active cases surpassed the 20-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll increased to 1,80,530 with a record 1,761 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Registering a steady increase fo

 

Tuesday, April 20, 20212 engineers attached for poor power supply

SRINAGAR: Taking serious note of laxity in electric supply during Iftar and Sehri times in Srinagar district, the Government today ordered attachment of AEE Bemina and AE Zakoora in the office of Managing Director KPDCL with immediate effect.

The officers of KPDCL will be attached till the time a detailed enquiry is conducted on the issue. It may be recalled that a number of public grievances

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021J&K adopts Ind Policy 2021-30 Attractive packages of incentives for new, existing, expanding units

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory administration has adopted the Industrial Policy 2021- 30 with an ambition to create a robust industrial environment in ten priority sectors which go well with local supply-demand dynamics, topography, and consumption.
The policy while attracting investors to set up mega units also goes on to reach the rural areas with area specific support to the pr

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Prices of essentials skyrocket during Ramazan in Kashmir; authorities silent

Srinagar, Apr 19: The prices of all essential commodities -- including meat, chicken, milk, fruits and vegetables -- have skyrocketed since the commencement of holy month of Ramazan in Kashmir valley, where authorities have allegedly turned a deaf ear towards the suffering of the people.

“There was absolutely no check on the prices of essential commodities by the Food Civil Supplies and Consum

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Four EMRS being opened in J&K, teaching staff to be recruited by NTA

Srinagar, Apr 19: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India (GoI) intends to open four Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) in the Jammu and Kashmir for which recruitment of teaching staff will be done by National Testing Agency (NTA).
Only Jammu and Kashmir Domicile can apply for recruitment against the teaching staff posts, officials said.
Meanwhile, Secretary, Tribal Affairs, J

 

Monday, April 19, 2021COVID-19 testing of road, rail travelers into Kashmir intensified following LG's directions

JAMMU: Following directions by the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha last evening, authorities on Monday intensified COVID-19 testing of Kashmir bound travelers on the Jammu-Srinagar highway with officials saying the test was being made mandatory for the train bound passengers and a prerequisite for travelling into the valley at the Banihal railway station in Ramban district.

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Barring Machil, Gurez; traffic restored to dozens of far-flung, remote areas in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 19: Barring border towns of Gurez and Machil, roads to dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), were reopened on Monday after remaining closed for two days due to fresh snowfall in north Kashmir.

“Traffic has been restored on Kupwara-Karnah road after clearing of snow and improvement in weather conditions,” an official of Police Contro

 

Monday, April 19, 2021'Prevention only way to fight Covid spread'

Srinagar, April 19: Dr. Naveed Nazir Shah, superintendent of Srinagar city's chest diseases hospital and renowned pulmonologist warned people on Monday to take all possible precautions to check the spread of Covid-19 and to ensure that the situation does not get out of control.

Dr. Naveed is a renowned pulmonologist (specialist in chest diseases) and he has been among the frontline warriors fi

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Body of govt employee recovered from Kupwara forest

Srinagar, Apr 19: Body of a 40-year-old government employee was recovered under suspicious circumstances in the forest area in north Kashmir district of Kupwara, official sources said on Tuesday.

They said that panic gripped Haihama areas when some locals saw body of a man in Jumgand forest in Kupwara late on Monday evening. “The locals immediately informed the police,” they said, adding that

 

Monday, April 19, 2021People suffering from power outages, price rise in Kashmir, alleges Bukhari

Srinagar, Apr 19: Alleging that people are suffering from power outages and unprecedented price rise of essentials in the Jammu and Kashmir valley, Apni Party (AP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday said the administration must live up to its promises made before the onset on the holy month of Ramadhan.

Frequent curtailment in electric and water supplies, besides the unprecedented

 

Monday, April 19, 2021'Swarnim Vijay Mashaal' reaches Jammu's Kaluchak Military Station

Jammu, Apr 19: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of India’s military victory over Pakistan in the Indo-Pak war of 1971, Swarnim Vijay Mashaal is being carried to various parts of the country. The Swarnim Vijay Mashaal made its journey though Kathua, Basholi, Samba, Ramgarh and on Monday it reached Kaluchak military station, Jammu under the aegis of Tiger Division of Rising Star Corps.

On arr

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Two drug peddlers arrested in Anantnag

Anantnag, Apr 19: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested two notorious drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance in this south Kashmir district, a police spokesman said Monday afternoon.

He said on a tip-off, police established a naka checking at Sarnal, Anantnag during which two notorious drug peddlers identified as Ghulam Wani alias Bera Don and Aqib Bhat were arrested.

He said contraba

 

Monday, April 19, 202126 smartphones recovered, handed over to owners in J&K's Poonch

JAMMU: The Cyber Cell of police on Monday handed over 26 recovered mobile phones to their rightful owners in Poonch district of Jammu division.

The phones worth lakhs of rupees were handed over to the owners in presence of SSP Poonch, Dr Vinod Kumar, a police statement said.

Kumar, on the occasion, appealed general public to take care of their mobiles as they always contain personal data o

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir's Shopian

Srinagar, Apr 19: An encounter between militants and security forces was underway in south Kashmir district of Shopian in Monday, a police spokesman said this afternoon.

He said on a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Zeipora Shopian t

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Red flags on Army vehicles replaced with white-and-blue ones in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: The Army in Jammu and Kashmir has replaced red flags on its vehicles with white-and-blue ones and road barriers in sensitive zones have been given a new look in a move to ease the feeling of alienation among people during security checks and drills, an Army official said.

"Nowadays, the Army vehicles in Kashmir are moving with white-and-blue flags. Earlier, the Army vehicles used to

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Routine flight ops to resume from Tuesday at Jammu Airport

Jammu, Apr 19: The routine flight operations, which were suspended in view of runway expansions and other allied works, will resume from Tuesday at Jammu Airport.

Airport official said that routine flight operations will resume as per earlier watch hours from April 20, unlike restricted flights for the last more than one month in view of runway resurfacing and other allied works, which have be

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Weather improves in Kashmir, but more rain forecast

SRINAGAR, APR 19: Weather improved in Kashmir on Monday after several days’ rain even as the weatherman forecast another spell of light rain in the next few days.

Quoting a meteorological department official, news agency TNN reported that scattered light rain and thundershowers are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday besides widespread rain on April 23 and isolated showers on April 24.

The we

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Fresh two-way traffic allowed on Jammu- Srinagar highway

Srinagar, Apr 19: Fresh two-way traffic was on Monday allowed on Jammu- Srinagar national highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with rest of the country, after clearance all the stranded vehicles on Sunday.

However, the Srinagar-Leh highway, linking Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir remained closed since January 1 this year due to accumulation of snow and avalanche while t

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Covid Bulletin: 1072 vaccinated, 638 samples collected in Ramban District

RAMBAN: As many as 1072 persons were administered first and second Covid vaccine doses across Ramban district, today.

The Health Department also collected 638 samples including 307 RT-PCR and 331 RAT samples.

As per daily bulletin issued by the Chief Medical Officer, Ramban, Dr. Mohammad Fareed Bhat, 1072 persons were administered Covid vaccine at dedicated Vaccination Centres.

The Dist

 

Monday, April 19, 2021In highest single-day surge, India reports 2,73,810 new Covid-19 cases, 1,619 fatalities

NEW DELHI: In the highest one-day surge so far, India has reported 2,73,810 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, as per the health ministry.

With this surge, India’s Covid caseload has gone past the 1.5 crore mark. 1,619 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, as per the data from the health ministry.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed 20 lakh on August 7, 30 lakh on Augu

 

Monday, April 19, 2021'Meet Your Heritage' event attracts 50 enthusiasts to Heritage Walk at Jammu's Mubarak Mandi Complex

Jammu: To mark World Heritage Day, as many as 50 enthusiasts from various parts attended Heritage Walk during 'Meet Your Heritage' event organised here at Mubarak Mandi Complex.
The World Heritage Day, also known as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, is an international observance held on April 18 each year around the world with different types of activities including visits to monum

 

Monday, April 19, 2021Rains swell Wular Lake in Bandipora

Srinagar: The incessant rains have swelled the Wular Lake here in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district with many low-lying villages complaining of water-logging while others being on the verge of being submerged.

According to the official readings of the I&FC department, the water level on Sunday morning in the Wular was only two notches below the ‘alert’ level but with rains continuing and dred

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021Tral woman admitted to SMHS hospital with bullet wound succumbs

Srinagar: A woman from Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district who was admitted to SMHS hospital late Friday night died there today, reports said.

Quoting an official, the news agency TNN reported that during night hours a woman namely Shakeela Banu (36) wife of Ghulam Nabi Lone, a resident of Darganie Gund had sustained bullet injuries.

He said that her husband and in-laws kept the

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021Former Congress leader from south Kashmir's Pahalgam joins PDP

Srinagar: Former Congress leader from Pahalgam area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, Irfan Abid Kullar on Sunday joined the People’s Democratic Party, the latter announced on their Twitter handle.

Irfan joined the party along with scores of his supporters in presence of the party president, Mehbooba Mufti at her Srinagar residence, a party statement said.

The party said that Pahalgam a

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021In major reshuffle, Tassaduq Mir appointed as Director School Education Kashmir, Abdul Salam Director FCS&CA

JAMMU: Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday effected a major reshuffle in the civil administration transferring as many as 66 officers.

As per an order issued by the General Administrative Department, Munir-ul-Islam, Director, Archives, Archaeology and Museums, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer/Secretary, J&K Building and Other Construction Workers

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021No threat of flood though water level increases due to rain in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 18: There is no threat of flood though water level in river Jhelum and its tributaries have witnessed increase due to moderate to heavy rains in the plains and snow on the upper reaches during the past three days resulting in chilly conditions in the Kashmir valley, including Srinagar.

“The water level has recorded increase due to rains across the valley. But, there is absolutely

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021Jammu first J&K district to vaccinate over 50 pc of 45 plus population: Garg

Jammu, Apr 18: Jammu district have become first in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to get COVID vaccination over 50 per cent of 45 and above population.

Taking to microblogging site, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Anschul Garg on Sunday said, "Kudos to team Jammu as it becomes the first district in J&K to vaccinate over 50 per cent of its estimated 45+ population."

"2.14 lakh jabs to ac

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021Traffic remains suspended to dozens of far-flung, remote areas in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 18: Traffic remained suspended to dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including border towns of Karnah, Tanghdar, Machil and Gurez, for the second successive day on Sunday in north Kashmir due slippery road conditions following fresh snowfall.

However, vehicles were plying normally on Kupwara-Keran road.

“Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including Machil, Kernah a

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021Minor girl drowns in north Kashmir's Sopore

Srinagar: A 5-year old girl drowned in nallah Khrusu in Ningli area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday evening with her body yet to be recovered from the water body.

As per reports, the minor girl identified as Rabiya Shabir daughter of Shabir Ahmed Ganaie, a resident of Zaloora Sopore slipped into the water stream near her maternal uncle’s house where she was currentl

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021Traffic restored on Kashmir highway, only stranded vehicles allowed

Srinagar, Apr 18: Traffic was on Sunday restored after remaining suspended for a day on Srinagar-Jammu national highway though only stranded vehicles were allowed to ply on the road, which connects Kashmir valley with rest of the world.

However, the Srinagar-Leh highway, linking Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir remained closed since January 1 this year due to accumulation of snow an

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021JEE Mains entrance exam postponed amid surge in Corona cases

New Delhi: Engineering entrance exam JEE-Mains scheduled to be held from April 27-30 has been postponed in view of the COVID-19 situation, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Sunday.

"Given the current #covid19 situation, I have advised @DG_NTA to postpone the JEE (Main) 2021 April Session. I would like to reiterate that safety of our students & their academic care

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021Army soldier allegedly shoots self dead with service rifle in J&K's Ramban

JAMMU, APR 18: An army soldier of the rank of sepoy posted at 12 RR camp Ukhral area in J&K’s Ramban district allegedly shot himself dead with his service rifle at around midnight, police said on Sunday.

The deceased sepoy identified as Hanuman Choudhary (number 14947339L) shot himself dead with his AK 47 rifle inside the camp at around 0030 hours last night, in-charge Police Post Ukhral said

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021Film Producer Shiv Sagar calls on Lt Governor

JAMMU: Renowned film and serial producer, Sh. Shiv Sagar today called on the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan.

Sh. Shiv Sagar, who is the grandson of legendary Film-maker Sh. Ramanand Sagar, discussed with the Lt Governor about his future projects and also briefed him about his upcoming series on Shri Mata Vaishno Devi ji, which he is going to shoot in Jammu & Kashmir.

Th

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021Erratic weather in J&K, improvement likely from Monday

JAMMU: Weather in J&K and Ladakh remained erratic on Sunday as moderate rain in plains and light snowfall occurred on the hills of the two union territories.

“Moderate rain in plains and light snowfall occurred on the hills of J&K and Ladakh during the last 24 hours.

“We are expecting improvement from tomorrow onwards”, an official of the meteorological (MET) department said.

Srinagar ha

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021India records highest single-day rise of over 2.61 lakh COVID-19 cases, 1,501 deaths

NEW DELHI: A record single-day rise of 2,61,500 Coronavirus infections has taken India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,47,88,109, while active cases have surpassed the 18-lakh mark, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll increased to 1,77,150 with a record 1,501 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Registering a steady increase for the 39t

 

Sunday, April 18, 20213 lakh vaccines arrive in J&K, 27 lakh awaited

JAMMU: After nearly exhausting its supply of vaccines, J&K has received a stock of 3 lakh vaccines in two batches. However, with 34.3 lakh people aged over 45 years, 27 lakh more doses are awaited to ensure full coverage of the Phase-3 target.

Official data on vaccination drive in J&K reveals that 9.8 lakh citizens aged 45 years and up had been administered the first dose of CovidShield vaccin

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021NIA filed chargesheet against 7 narco smugglers in RS Pura regarding narco-militancy case

JAMMU: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Saturday filed a chargesheet against seven “narco smugglers” in RS Pura regarding narco-militancy case.

In a statement issued here, NIA said that today it filed charge-sheet against seven narco- smugglers associated with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) namely i) Gurpartap SIngh r/o Tarn Taran, Punjab, ii) Sham Lal r/o Jammu, J&K, iii) Ajeet Kumar a

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021Dozens of far-flung, remote areas again cutoff in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 17: Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including border towns of Karnah, Tanghdar, Machil and Gurez, were again cut off on Saturday in north Kashmir due slippery road conditions following fresh snowfall.

However, vehicles were plying normally on Kupwara-Keran road despite rain.

“Traffic was suspended to dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including Machil, Kernah an

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021Chill returns after fresh snowfall, rain in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 17: Warm clothes are out yet again as chill made a come back after fresh snowfall in the upper heights while plains, including summer capital, Srinagar, were lashed by rains coupled with icy cold winds in the Kashmir valley on Saturday.

A Met department spokesman issued a fresh warning that there could be isolated thunderstorm and lightening with 30 km to 40 km gusty winds during

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021Teenager commits suicide in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 17: A 15-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, official sources said on Saturday.

The teenager consumed some poisonous substance at her residence in Devipora Kurag in Ganderbal on Friday. Her family rushed her to District Hospital Ganderbal from where she was referred to S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), S

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021'Notorious' criminal arrested in J-K's Reasi

Jammu, Apr 17: A notorious criminal who was evading his arrest for the last three years was arrested in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

Mohammad Jameel, a resident of Kalyanpur-Marh, was wanted in two cases of kidnapping and attempt to murder registered at police station Reasi between 2018 and 2019, a police spokesman said.

He said Reasi police arrested the acc

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021COVID-19: Ceiling on social gatherings restricted to 100 in J&K

JAMMU: Concerned over the spike in Coronavirus cases, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday restricted the ceiling on social gatherings to 100 people and also announced the postponement of Class 11 examination.

The latest directive comes two days after Lt Governor Manoj Sinha-led administration deferred biannual ‘Darbar move’ to Srinagar, extended closure of all schools up to and in

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021COVID-19 surge: J&K govt constitutes panel to ensure adequate, timely oxygen supply to hospitals

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday constituted a high level committee to ensure adequate and timely supply of medical oxygen to all hospitals for meeting the requirements of COVID-19 patients.

Quoting an order issued by Commissioner Secretary to the government, Manoj Kumar Diwedi, news agency TNN reported that the committee will be headed by Principal Secretary to the governme

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021CASO underway near main town Rajouri

SRINAGAR: Security forces on Saturday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) near main town Rajouri in Jammu division.

Officials told TNN that senior officers of both army and police cordoned the area following inputs about suspicious movement there.

The search operation was going on at the time this report was being filed.

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021Two died of electrocution in Kathua

Jammu, Apr 17: Two persons died of electrocution when a motorbike they were riding on was hit by high tension wire in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Police said that on Saturday morning two boys namely Suresh Sharma, 27, son of Madan Lal and and Adiyansh Sharma, 26, son of Kuldeep Raj, both residents of the district, suffered electric shock at Jasrota Fort when reached 500 metres short

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021Jammu- Srinagar highway closed due to shooting stones, landslides

Srinagar, Apr 17: The national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was closed on Saturday following landslides and shooting stones, triggered by heavy rains at several places.

The Srinagar-Leh highway, linking Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir remained closed since January I this year due to accumulation of snow and avalanche whi

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021MMU appeals to people to go for COVID-19 vaccine, follow SOPs

Srinagar, Apr 17: Appealing to people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulma (MM), an alliance of different religious organizations, has urged them to follow Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
The MMU, headed by incarcerated Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is also chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC), expressed serious concern over the second wave of COVID-19 that has

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021900 grams of Heroin recovered from vehicle-borne duo in north-Kashmir's Handwara

Apprehended alleged person includes husband of incumbent Sarpanch

Srinagar: Police have arrested two persons in north-Kashmir's Handwara on recovery of Heroin on intervening Friday and Saturday night, sources said.

They said that the persons identified as Mohammed Yousaf Bhat resident of Pringroo and Javid Ahmad Khan resident of Gund Chibutra were intercepted by a police team during a naka on intervening Friday and Saturday night, while on board a vehicle Sa

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021Bandipora-Gurez road closed amid snowfall

SRINAGAR, APR 17: Bandipora-Gurez road was again closed for traffic after fresh snowfall en route, officials said on Saturday.

They said that the snowfall started overnight and snow depth of six inches was recorded at Razdan Top, located at an elevation of near 12000ft.

An official said that amid the snowfall, the Bandipora-Gurez road has been closed for now. He said that road will be open

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021J&K govt postpones class 11 exam in view of COVID-19 surge

JAMMU, APR 17: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday postponed the class 11 examinations being conducted by the Board of School Education (BOSE) in view of a surge in COVID-19 infections, Office of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha announced on Twitter.

The government has also put a cap on the social gatherings and functions to 100 persons from 200 fixed earlier.

“In view of #COVID19,

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021Local Muslims collect donations for critically injured Hindu boy in J&K's Doda

JAMMU: In a heart warming instance of communal harmony in Jammu and Kashmir, the Muslim community of Gandoh Bhalessa area in Doda district of Jammu collected donations for the treatment of a Hindu boy, who was critically injured in a road accident at Ghat Doda last week.

News agency reported that the members from Muslim community collected donations for the injured Hindu boy, Deepak Kumar of B

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021Rain, snow lash valley, Ladakh; improvement likely from Monday

SRINAGAR: Moderate rain lashed the plains and light snowfall occurred on the hills of Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday as the meteorological (MET) department forecast improvement in weather from Monday onwards.

“Moderate rain occurred in the plains and light snowfall in the hills of the Valley and the Ladakh region during the last 24 hours.

“We are expecting improvement in weather from Monday

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021Jammu Police arrests two drug peddlers with heroin

Jammu: Police arrested two drug peddlers with contraband of heroin in Trikuta Nagar area here.

Police spokesman here said that a team of Police Station Bahu Fort led by Station House Officer Inspector Deepak Pathania during a duty at a checkpoint near JDA parking ground, Rail Head Complex rounded up two suspects and during frisking, 55 grams of heroin was recovered from their possession.

Bo

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021India sees 2.34 lakh fresh nCoV cases, over 1,300 deaths

New Delhi, Apr 17: India registered 2,34,692 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to the Union Health Ministry data released on Saturday.

With this, the total number of those who tested positive for the disease has reached 1,45,26,609.

Besides, the country also recorded 1,341 deaths due to the virus, pushing

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021SMHS Hospital Srinagar closes OPD again as COVID-19 cases surge

Srinagar: In wake of the rise in the COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, administration at Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital has decided to stop the Out-Patient Department (OPD) and said that only surgeries of emergency nature, malignancies and other referral cases shall be entertained.

News agency reported that the decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Principal Govern

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021Investigation launched after woman suffers bullet injury in south Kashmir's Tral: police

Srinagar: Police on Saturday said that it has started investigation into bullet injury to a woman last night in Darganie Gund area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Quoting a police statement, news agency reported that Shakeela Banu, 36, wife of Ghulam Nabi Lone, a resident of Darganie Gund (Tral) sustained bullet injuries during night hours even as her husband and in-laws concealed

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021Five private tuition centres running illegally in Sopore closed

Srinagar: Chief Education Officer Baramulla on Friday ordered the closure of five private institutions running illegally in Zaingeer belt of Sopore in the north Kashmir district.

As per an order issued by CEO Baramulla the illegal private institutions comprise Hamedia Hill Top Public School Rampora, Green Woods Rajpora, Nasreen Educational Institute Bomai, Kashmir Modern School Zaloora and Cel

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021DC Udhampur takes stock of civic problems in localities near Industrial estate

UDHAMPUR: Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur Indu Kanwal Chib today took stock of civic problems in localities near Industrial estate Battal Ballian.

The delegation of locals led by District Development Council Member, Puran Chand apprised the DC about the water pollution caused by pesticides producing factories, discarded plastic and other effluents flowing from the industrial area. They sought t

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Agriculture Department pays tribute to deceased colleague

JAMMU, APRIL 16: A condolence meeting was today held in the conference hall of Krishi Bhawan Jammu to condole the sudden demise of R.K. Sharma, Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer, Kalakote, who passed away today after a brief illness.
The condolence meeting was held under the chairmanship of Director Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare Jammu, K. K. Sharma and attended by officers and off

 

Friday, April 16, 2021RPHQ Jammu bids farewell to Dy Dir prosecution on transfer

JAMMU, APRIL 16: Range Police Headquarters Jammu today bid farewell to Sunita Kargotra, Dy. Director Prosecution on her transfer.
Pawan Parihar-SSP alongwith staff members of RPHQ Jammu presented a farewell party to the outgoing officer as a token of respect and wished her good luck for the new place of posting.
In his address, Pawan Parihar-SSP, highlighted the professional working and best p

 

Friday, April 16, 2021‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav': DIPR organises Cycle Rally on day -5 of Special Event Series at Hiranagar


KATHUA, APRIL 16: Under its Special Event series, Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) organised a Cycle Rally today - the 5th day of its week-long campaign under ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’ here at Hiranagar.
The Cycle Rally was organised by the District unit of Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) in association with Zonal Office of Department of Youth Sports and

 

Friday, April 16, 2021GDC Marh launches COVID -19 vaccination awareness campaign

JAMMU, APRIL 16: NSS unit of Government Degree College, Marh under the patronage of Principal Prof Aekta Gupta launched the second COVID-19 Vaccination Awareness Campaign on Friday in village Dhateryal.
Prof. Aekta Gupta dispelled the apprehension that may arise amongst the general public regarding vaccine because of various concerns related to safety, efficacy and others. She also stressed that

 

Friday, April 16, 2021SKUAST-J organises Field-Day cum Awareness Programme on Zero tillage in Wheat


JAMMU, APRIL 16: Field day cum awareness programme on Zero Till Cultivation of Wheat was conducted by Division of Agronomy, SKUAST-J under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- Project entitled “Demonstrations on Zero Till Technology for Temporal Management of Wheat in Basmati Rice-Wheat System” for the farmers as well as Extension officers of the Agriculture department.
The purpose of the programme

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Advisor Bhatnagar chairs 97th BoDs meet of JKPCC

'Directs for maintaining transparency at all levels'

JAMMU, APRIL 16: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today chaired the 97th Board of Directors (BoDs) meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) at Civil Secretariat here today.
The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary, PW(R&B), Shailendra Kumar, MD JKPCC, Vikas Kundal, Development Commissioner

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Need more ICU beds to save severe Covid-19 cases in Kashmir: DAK

Srinagar, Apr 16: As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise unabated in the valley, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday said more Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are needed to save severely-ill patients.

''We need to increase the number of ICU beds in hospitals to prevent corona deaths,'' DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said.

He said hospitals in Kashmir are witnes

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Woman SPO slapped with UAPA for raising legitimate question: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Apr 16: Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday alleged that a woman Special Police Officer (SPO) was slapped with Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for raising legitimate question about searching her residence repeatedly without any reason in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.
Ms Mehbooba further alleged that when it comes to cruel

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Jammu MC's Sanitary Supervisor arrested by CBI in bribe case, many on radar

Jammu, Apr 16: Acting tough against corrupt practices, the sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday arrested a woman sanitary supervisor posted in Jammu Municipal Corporation for demanding and accepting a bribe from the complainant.
"A complaint was lodged with the CBI that one Sanitary Supervisor namely Shahzadi Gill of Jammu Municipal Corporation was demanding a bribe of Rs 50,000/

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Released from Naxals capture, CoBRA commando gets red carpet welcome on reaching hometown in Jammu

Jammu, Apr 16: Released from the capture of naxals, a week after his release, the CoBRA Commander of CRPF on Friday was given a red carpet welcome on his arrival at his native village in Jammu.
The villagers were in jubilation and also distributed sweets on his arrival.
CoBRA CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, this morning arrived here and was garlanded by family members and relatives.
The wif

 

Friday, April 16, 2021JKBOTE postpones polytechnic exams in view of COVID-19 surge

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Technical Education (JKBOTE) on Friday announced the postponement of Polytechnic exams for 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th semesters till further notice, in-view of a surge in COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory.

“It is for the information of all the principals/concerned students that the examination of all the polytechnics of 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th semesters sche

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Pak sponsored Narco terror module busted twice in one week in Kashmir: Army

Srinagar, Apr 16: The Army on Friday said that security forces have busted two Pakistani sponsored Narco terror modules in the last one week in the border district of Kupwara in north Kashmir.
“Pakistan sponsored terror module busted twice in past one week. #IndianArmy, @BSF_India along with @JmuKmrPolice foiled Narco smuggling attempt in forward areas of Tangdhar sector on 13 Apr 21 & recovered

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Srinagar admin advises teachers to refrain from misbehaving with students

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar has advised the teaching community, especially private coaching centres, to refrain from misbehaving with students and provide them a cordial atmosphere while teaching.

The directive from the administration comes two days after a teacher at a private coaching centre was arrested by Srinagar Police for slapping a student 20 times at a coaching inst

 

Friday, April 16, 2021After disruption due to shooting stones, one-way traffic resumes on Jammu-Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Apr 16: One-way Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) traffic has been resumed on 270-km-long Jammu- Srinagar national highway after remaining disrupted on Thursday evening due to shooting stones.
However, no fresh Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs) will be allowed from Jammu or Srinagar today, a traffic police spokesman said adding only stranded HMVs between Nashree and Ramban will leave for Srinagar.

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Woman SPO from Kulgam arrested, terminated from services for glorifying militancy

Kulgam: Jammu and Kasmir Police on Friday claimed to have booked a woman Special Police Officer (SPO), hailing from Frisal area of Kulgam under the Unlawful activities Prevention Act UA(P)A.

Officials told the news agency that a woman SPO identified as Saima Jan, daughter of Ghulam Nabi Rah of Frisal area of Kulgam was seen shouting at security forces in a video during a joint Cordon and Searc

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Erratic weather to continue till weekend in J&K: MeT

JAMMU: Director meteorological (MeT) department, Sonam Lotus Friday said that “erratic weather” will continue in J&K till the weekend even as he predicted winds to overwhelm the weather from today afternoon till April 17.

“Light snow is expected at isolated places of Kargil district and on higher reaches of Leh district,” he said.

Quoting an official from the MeT department, news agency rep

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Covid-19 positive shopkeeper booked for violating home isolation norms in Bandipora

Srinagar: The authorities in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district Friday booked a shopkeeper, who had tested positive for COVID-19, for violating the isolation norms.

An official told the news agency—TNN that the shopkeeper was supposed to remain in strict isolation in his home after he tested positive, however, he was found running his shop in Kaloosa locality of Bandipora.

He said that the

 

Friday, April 16, 2021BJP Panch among three arrested for extortion in Sopore

Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three extortonist including a BJP panch in North Kashmir's Sopore.

In a statement, the police said that on a complaint received by Mudasir ah Shiekh son of Gh. Mohd shiekh resident of Panzipora Sopore, son in law of Ghulam Nabi Lone son of Ab Ahad Lone resindent of Hamdani Colony Nadihal that during the intervening night 3/4 April that some u

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Three drug peddlers arrested in Anantnag

Anantnag, Apr 16: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested three drug peddlers and recovered Codeine Phosphate and Sspasi plus capsules and charas in this north Kashmir district, a police spokesman said.

He said on a tip-off, a police party arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 30 Codeine Phosphate bottles, 130 Sspasi Plus capsules in Anantnag.

In another operation police arrested a drug peddl

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Fully prepared to fight COVID-19: Principal GMC, Jammu

Jammu: Government Medical College, Jammu is fully prepared to fight the second wave of covid-19 in Jammu, says Dr. Shashi Sudan, Principal GMC&H, Jammu.
Like the whole nation, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has seen a sudden spike in deadly Covid-19 cases in the last couple of weeks.

Q1) How much is the second wave of Covid-19 dangerous?

Ans. As we all know, it is a mutable virus

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Katra hoteliers demand early start of Katra-Shiv Khori chopper service

Jammu: The hoteliers of Katra demanded early start of Katra-Shiv Khori chopper service and ropeway at Shiv Khori on Public-Private Partnership to boost pilgrimage tourism and further generate economy to the exchequer of the Jammu and Kashmir Government.
A delegation of Hotel and Restaurant Association, Katra comprising of its President Rakesh Wazir, Senior Vice President, Virender Kesar, Members

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Jammu Crime Branch books gang in fraud case

Jammu: The sleuths of Crime Branch Jammu registered a criminal case against a gang for cheating the public to the tune of Rs 1.14 Crores promising high profits on their investments in the business run by the accused.
The case has been registered against Jagandeep Singh of Simbal Camp, Jammu and Ajit Pal Singh of Simbal Camp, R.S Pura Jammu, and others.
The case owes its origin to a written comp

 

Friday, April 16, 2021Kargil faces shortage of essential commodities

KARGIL: The closure of the Srinagar-Kargil highway due to heavy snow at Zojila has led to acute shortage of essentials in Ladakh region, particularly in Kargil.

According to the residents, there is shortage of milk, vegetables, eggs and fruits and other food items.

The shortage of essentials is adversely affecting life in the region.

The residents of Kargil district said that they were f

 

Friday, April 16, 20218 areas marked 'micro-containment zones' in Baramulla

Srinagar: The government has brought eight locations under the “micro-containment zones” following a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Among the declared locations include Khawja Bagh (lower petrol pump to Jetty road), Chak Kanispora, Sangri Colony, Kanlibagh, Dewanbagh, four Mohallas of Delina including Qazi Mohalla, Rawatpora, Delina Ghat and Millat Colony besides Sherwani Colony a

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Divisional Commissioner reviews Covid-19 control measures at Lakhanpur

Testing mandatory for all incoming travelers; Inter district travellers to be tested at Thandi Khui

KATHUA, APRIL 15: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr. Raghav Langar today visited Lakhanpur Corridor to take stock of Covid-19 control measures and other amenities for inbound travellers.

Accompanied by DC Kathua, Rahul Yadav, SSP Kathua R. C Kotwal; DC Taxes Department, Ranjeet Singh and other concerned officers, the Divisional Commissioner inspected the Control Room, Sampling Centre, Ticket

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021COVID-19 spike: Eight localities declared micro-containment zones in north Kashmir's Baramulla

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Thursday declared eight localities in north Kashmir’s Baramulla as micro containment zones in view of COVID-19 infections reported there.

As per an order issued by Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Bhupinder Kumar in this regard, the localities comprise Khwaja Bagh (Lower Petrol Pump to Jetty Road), Chak Kanispora, Sangri Colony, Kanli Bagh, Dewan Bagh, Delina (Qazi Moha

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021One-way LMV traffic from Jammu on Srinagar-Jammu highway tomorrow

JAMMU: A one-way traffic shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar on Srinagar-Jammu highway tomorrow on Friday, even as the traffic police asked commuters to confirm the status of highway in view of a bad weather forecast.

In a communiqué issued this afternoon, J&K Traffic Police asked Traffic Control Unit Jammu to liaise with its counterpart in Ramban for releasing LMVs traffic from Nagro

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Keep essentials available to people during holy month, NC to Govt

Srinagar, Apr 15: Urging administration to keep essentials available to people during the holy month of Ramadhan, the National Conference (NC) said people are going for panic buying, hoarding and blackmareting in the valley.

Impressing upon administration to ensure price stability and availability of essentials to households during the auspicious month of Ramadan, NC spokesperson Imran Nabi Da

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Proper guidance, research will help find successful entrepreneurs, Prof Sehgal

Srinagar, Apr 15: Director National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, Prof Rakesh Sehgal on Thursday said a successful entrepreneur will find the proper solution to establish a suitable business after proper guidance and research.
He was speaking at a virtual lecture hosted by the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management (HSS&M), NIT Srinagar Thursday on process of 'building

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Life again thrown out of gear as rain lashes Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 15: Normal life was once again thrown out of gear on Thursday as light to moderate rain lashed the summer capital, Srinagar, and other parts of Kashmir valley since late last night, resulting in chilly weather conditions.

Meanwhile, the night temperature dipped due to overnight rain across Kashmir valley, where the weather woes are expected to continue till Sunday.

A Met depar

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021PaK resident who inadvertently crossed LoC repatriated in Poonch

Srinagar, Apr 15: Indian Army on Thursday repatriated a civilian from Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir who had inadvertently crossed the line of control on Sunday in Poonch district of Jammu division.

The repatriation of Ghulam Qadir, son of Mohammad Din, resident of Village Ghim in Nikial area of PaK, took place at about 11:55 am this morning on humanitarian grounds at Poonch – Rawalak

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021J&K govt defers Darbar Move amid surge in COVID-19 cases

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday deferred the upcoming Darbar Move from Jammu to Srinagar in view of a rise in COVID-19 infections for the safety of employees, Office of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha announced on Twitter.

However, the civil secretariat will function simultaneously both in Srinagar and Jammu “in an equitable manner” even as office functioning will not be a

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Three vegetable shops, dozen vends gutted in fire at Jammu’s Satwari

Jammu, Apr 15: At least three vegetable shops and around dozen vends were gutted in a fire on Thursday in Satwari area here.

Police said that a fire broke out during wee hours in the fruit/vegetable market in Satwari in which three shops and nearly one dozen vends were gutted.

“Short circuit is initially believed to be the cause of fire,” police said and added that no injury has been report

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Rope in pvt hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients, DAK to authorities

Srinagar, Apr 15: As COVID-19 cases continue to rise unabated in Jammu and Kashmir, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday urged authorities to rope in private hospitals to treat Coronavirus patients.

“That would reduce the burden on government run hospitals. “We are back in the eye of the storm, with the second wave of Covid-19 causing surge in cases and hospitalizations too,” DAK Pres

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Tweet attributed to Geelani fake: Police

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday said that a tweet attributed to Syed Ali Shah Geelani is fake as per his family sources.

In a tweet Police said that, "As per family sources of SAS Geelani, the tweet is fake and issued by someone from Pakistan. Police is taking action against those who are circulating it through social media to instigate. FIR No 265/20 13 ULA(P) & 505 IPC stands registered in PS

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Video of teacher thrashing student goes viral, case registered in Srinagar

Srinagar, Apr 15: Police have registered a case in the summer capital, Srinagar, against a teacher, who was seen thrashing a student in a video, which went viral on social media, attracting huge criticism from the netizens.

In the video, the teacher could be seen slapping the student repeatedly during a chemistry class in a private coaching centre – HOPE – in Parraypora, Srinagar. The video we

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Two notorious drug peddlers arrested, contraband recovered in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 15: Two notorious drug peddlers were on Thursday arrested along with contraband, including heroin, in separate places in Kashmir valley.

Official sources said that following specific information, a drug peddler, identified as Zahid Farooq Dar, was intercepted at Khanabal in south Kashmir district of Anantnag. “During his checking, police recovered 10 grams of heroin from him,” th

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021India, Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai to calm down tension on Kashmir: Reuters

NEW DELHI: Before the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan agreed to follow the 2003 ceasefire agreement on February 25, officials of the intelligence agencies of the two countries, India’s R&AW and Pakistan’s ISI held secret talks in Dubai the preceding month to calm down tensions on Kashmir, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Quoting sources, the Reuters report

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Despite rain traffic resumes on Jammu- Srinagar highway

Srinagar, Apr 15: Despite rain traffic was resumed on Thursday on Jammu- Srinagar national , the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, after remaining suspended for weekly maintenance on Wednesday.

Earlier, Since November last year Friday was for weekly maintenance of the highway which had now been changed to Wednesday.

Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) wil

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021India, Pakistan among nations with stake in stable future of Afghanistan: US President

APRIL 15: US President Joe Biden has said India, Pakistan, Russia, China, and Turkey have a significant stake in the stable future of Afghanistan and these regional stakeholders should do more to bring peace in this war-torn country, from where he will withdraw all American troops by September 11.

“We will ask other countries in the region to do more to support Afghanistan, especially Pakistan

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021CRPF trooper falls from two-storey building in Shopian, dies

SRINAGAR: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of CRPF died after he fell from a two-storied building in Reshipora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on wee hours of Thursday, an official said.

Quoting a police officer, news agency Breported that 48-year-old ASI, Shyam Singh son of late Dayal Singh of the 178 battalion CRPF Reshipora Shopian, was shifted to SKIMS Soura after the accident.

Doct

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021MeT predicts erratic weather in J&K till weekend

JAMMU, APR 15: Rain lashed the plains and light snowfall occurred in the hills in the valley on Thursday as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast erratic weather in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh till the weekend.

“Erratic weather is likely to continue till April 17. Light to moderate rain/snow on higher reaches is expected at many places of Kashmir and at scattered places of Jammu.

“Rai

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021COVID19 | 9 more micro-containment zones notified in Srinagar

Srinagar: Authorities declared nine areas falling in medical zones Zadibal and Batamaloo as micro-containment zones in summer-capital Srinagar.

According to officials the notified areas in Zadibal medical zone include: Nawab Bagh near Bahrar Hospital in Lal-Bazar, Umer Colony-A Lal Bazar Lane Number 1 near Rah Masjid, Umer Colony-A Lal Bazar Lane Number 3 near Goenka School, Kathi Darwaza near

 

Thursday, April 15, 20211989-90 exodus of KPs will prove to be last: Dattatreya

Jammu: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader (Sahkaryavah) Dattatraya Hosabale said that the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the year 1989-90 was the last.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of three-day ‘Navreh Utsav’ organized first time by the community under the banner of Sanjeevani Sharda Center, Jammu, and Kashmir, Mr Dattatraya while wishing Navreh to the fraternity globally, said that resoluti

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Day one of Navratra: Over 14,000 pilgrims arrives Katra for Vaishno Devi Yatra

Jammu: More than 14,000 pilgrims had arrived on the first day of the Navratra at katra to perform pilgrimage to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi and 48 were tested COVID positive during testing.

No pilgrim is being allowed to perform yatra without possessing the negative COVID report or have to undergo the test on the spot.

“Amid the steep rise in COVID cases, over 14,281 devotees have arrived in Kat

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021Jammu Police recovers missing girl in 12 hours

Jammu: Jammu Police on Wednesday claimed to have recovered the teenage missing girl in 12 hours.

Police said that a 13-year-old girl went missing on April 13 from Ekta Vihar Kunjwani and on a complaint lodged FIR was registered at Police Station Gangyal.

The Police team recovered the girl within 12 hours of the complaint lodged by her mother, they said and added that it was stated in the co

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021GMC Jammu makes provision of OPD booking through dedicated mobile phone contacts

JAMMU: Government Medical College Jammu has made provision of OPD booking through dedicated mobile phone contacts.

The Patients can book their appointment from 10.00 a.m. to 04.00 p.m. on all working days.

The OPD services will be operational from the respective OPD Sections from 10.00 a.m. to 02:00 pm. The appointments will be given by the respective Department Staff nominated by the conce