Jammu and Kashmir

Saturday, May 25, 2019DGP visits Central Jail, Srinagar to review security, other works

Srinagar, May 25: Director General of Police and Prisons Dilbagh Singh on Saturday visited Central Jail, Srinagar, and held security review meeting with senior jail officers and CRPF officers on security duties, a police spokesman said this afternoon.

He said during the meeting the DGP impressed upon the officers to ensure that the security of the Central Jail is further augmented in view of


Saturday, May 25, 2019Sumbal case: Police files chargesheet against accused within 17 days

May 25: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday filed a chargesheet against accused in the alleged rape of 3-year old child in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

The accused was arrested soon after the incident on May 8 at Sumbal and the chargesheet has been filed within 17 days.

"Police today filed the chargesheet in Sumbal case within 17 days in special court of District and sessions Judg


Saturday, May 25, 2019Food Supply team inspects shops selling Momo, Chinese food in Jammu, collect samples

Jammu, May 25: A team of Food Supply on Saturday conducted surprise inspection of shops selling momos and Chinese food in Gorkha Nagar of Bahu Fort area here.

The Food supply team assisted by the police this afternoon visited to the Bahu Fort area and inspected all the shops being run inside small houses in every nook and corner of Gorkha Nagar.

“We have received several complaints about sa


Saturday, May 25, 2019Life remains crippled for day 2 due to strike in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 25: Life remained crippled for the second day on Saturday due to restrictions and spontaneous strike in the Kashmir valley, where where Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa was killed in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama district during over 12 hours Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which ended early Friday.

Police said restrictions remained imposed under Section 144


Saturday, May 25, 2019Weather turns pleasant after 2 days below normal temperature in Kashmir


Srinagar, May 25 : Weather turned pleasant on Saturday after recording below normal temperature due to rain for the past two days in the Kashmir valley, where people in hilly and remote areas could be still seen wearing warm cloths because of cold.

However, a Met department spokesman said there could be isolated light rain and thundershowers over the Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours


Saturday, May 25, 2019At 46 pc BJP gets highest ever vote share in J-K, leads in 27 assembly segments

Jammu, May 25: The BJP, which bagged three Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir, has got its highest ever vote share of 46.4 per cent in the state, more than that of Congress, NC and PDP put together, as per EC data.

The National Conference (NC), which swept the polls in the Kashmir region and bagged three seats, got just 7.89 per cent vote share.

As per official data released by the Electi


Saturday, May 25, 2019CWC rejects Rahul's offer to quit as Congress chief

New Delhi, May 25: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday offered to resign from the post owning moral responsibility of the party's loss in 2019 general elections.

He made the offer at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet held here to discuss the reasons for the party's abysmal performance in the elections. The CWC members, however, rejected Rahul Gandhi's offer.


Saturday, May 25, 2019Man found dead under mysterious conditions: Police

Jammu, May 25: The Jammu and Kashmir Police recovered the body of an employee of social forestry department in Surankote area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports said that some employees spotted the body of their colleague lying inside the premises of the social forest department at Bachian Wali Top in Surankote under mysterious conditions and accordingly informed police.



Saturday, May 25, 2019Army man shoots himself dead in north Kashmir

Srinagar, May 25: An Army soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside the camp in north Kashmir’s Pattan on Saturday.

Reports said that an army man of 22 Engineering Regiment, posted at Hamrey Pattan, shot himself while on duty today at around 11:00 am.

Soon after the incident, his colleagues immediately rushed towards him and found him in a pool of


Saturday, May 25, 2019Mobile internet remains suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 25: Mobile internet of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), remained suspended as a precautionary measure for the second day on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa was killed in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama district during over 12 hours of Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which ended early Frid


Saturday, May 25, 2019Mehbooba concerned over thrashing of three by cow vigilantes in MP

Srinagar, May 25: Expressing concern over thrashing of three persons, including a woman, by cow vigilantes in Madhya Pradesh (MP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba on Saturday urged Chief Minister Kamal Nath to take swift action against the accused.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said, '' Horrified to see cow vigilantes thrash an inno


Saturday, May 25, 2019Jammu, Samba side with BJP; Rajouri, Poonch Cong’s solace

BJP led 15 assembly segments of Jammu PC, Cong 5

JAMMU: The BJP’s victory from Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary seat was ensured by Jammu and Samba districts from where the party managed to get mammoth leads, while the Congress Party got leads from Rajouri and Poonch Districts, still insufficient to counter the saffron party’s votes.

There are 20 assembly segments in Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency out of which the BJP got leads in 15 segm


Saturday, May 25, 2019Educational institutions remains closed in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 25: Educational institutions remained closed as a precautionary measure for the second day on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa was killed in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama district during over 12 hours Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which ended on early Friday.

The Kashmir University (KU) and Islamic University of Science


Saturday, May 25, 2019Train service remains suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, May 25: Train service remained suspended for the second day on Saturday in the Kashmir valley for security reasons following killing of Ansar Gazwatul chief Hind Zakir Musa, in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama district during over 12 hours Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which ended early Friday.

Train service could not be restored as a fresh advisory was received last


Saturday, May 25, 2019Landslides force Jammu-Srinagar highway to close

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Jammu, May 25: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Saturday following landslides in Ramban district, traffic department officials said.

The fresh landslides were reported early in the day in the Battery Chashma area. Heavy traffic jams were reported after the sudden closure.

"Due to inclement weather and shooting stones that continue to hit Digdol and Monkey Mord


Saturday, May 25, 2019Restrictions to continue in Srinagar and other places

Srinagar, May 25: Protests in the wake of the killing of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind outfit's chief commander Zakir Musa, forced authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to continue preventive restrictions in the Kashmir Valley.

All schools and colleges in the valley were ordered to shut down for the second day in a row by Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Basheer Ahmad Khan.

All exams schedule


Friday, May 24, 2019Youth injured during clashes in Sopore

Srinagar, May 24: Amid the curfew-like restrictions in Kashmir, a youth was injured during the clashes between security forces and protestors in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Reports said that soon after the culmination of Friday prayers, protestors mostly youth took to streets and pelted stones on a mixed contingent of forces including the Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) a


Friday, May 24, 2019Governor congratulates winning candidates of Lok Sabha Elections

Srinagar, May 24: Governor Satya Pal Malik has congratulated all the winning candidates of the Lok Sabha elections from J&K, results of which were declared yesterday.

Extending his heartfelt greetings, Governor has hoped that all of them will strive for strengthening democratic values and institutions at grass root level, promote public welfare and work for holistic development of Jammu and


Friday, May 24, 2019How a studious Zakir Rashid Bhat became the dreaded 'Zakir Musa'

Srinagar, May 24: The journey of Zakir Rashid Bhat, from a well-to-do middle class family of Noorpora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral area, to becoming 'Zakir Musa' or the most wanted militant in Kashmir reads like a Bollywood blockbuster.

Seeing his father Abdul Rashid Bhat serve the state government as an engineer, his brother Shakir Rashid Bhat as an orthopaedic surgeon and his sister


Friday, May 24, 2019Friday prayers not allowed for 2nd week in Srinagar's Jamia Masjid

Srinagar, May 24: Friday prayers were not allowed for the second successive week of holy month of Ramzan in Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, where curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure in view of protests and clashes, triggered by the death of Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama.

However, prayers were offered in other mosques i


Friday, May 24, 2019Weather to remain cloudy for next 3 days

Srinagar, May 24: The Jammu and Kashmir metrological department has predicted cloudy weather for the next three days.

The spokesman said that weather would remain generally cloudy till May 27, and will gradually improve from Monday throughout the state.

From the last 20 hours, intermittent rains have occurred in most places of Jammu and Kashmir. The spokesman added that there would be a sig


Friday, May 24, 2019NC will form next Govt in J&K: Farooq

Jammu, May 24: National Conference president and Member Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday asserted that his party will form next government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

"We are hopeful of forming next government in the state," Dr Abdullah here told reporters on his arrival from Srinagar after again being elected as Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency.



Friday, May 24, 2019Modi cannot remove Art 370, 35A from J&K: Farooq

Jammu, May 24: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that no matter how powerful Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become after winning with the majority, but he cannot remove Article 35A and Article 370 from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

"No matters how much powerful he (Mr Modi) likes but he cannot remove Article 370 and Article 35A from the state," Dr Abdullah he


Friday, May 24, 2019Three drug peddlers arrested, poppy cultivation destroyed in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 24: Three drug peddlers were arrested and poppy cultivation over about 100 kanals of land destroyed in the Kashmir valley during the past 24 hours, a police spokesman said.

Fifty-six drug peddlers were arrested and poppy crops spread over 500 kanals of land destroyed in the state during the past two months, he said.

He said a check point was established at Guzarbal Chowk in


Friday, May 24, 2019Tral encounter ends, body of Zakir Musa handed over to family

Srinagar, May 24: An encounter, which ensued between militants and security forces on Thursday night in Tral area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir, ended on Friday morning after over 12 hours with the killing of chief of Ansar Gazwatul Hind Zakir Musa.

Security forces said it was major success as Musa was most wanted militant carrying a reward of Rs 15 lakhs on his head.

Hizbul Mujahid


Friday, May 24, 2019Resounding Modi wave as BJP secures 303

New Delhi, May 24: The BJP's resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections that saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi make headlines across national and international dailies and also paint a vast swath of the mainland saffron brought in its wake some outstanding results from a number of states.

In the final tally that the Election Commission continues to update the most striking numbers for the Bh


Friday, May 24, 2019In continuing Modi surge, BJP claims Middle India

New Delhi, May 24: The Bharatiya Janata Party has effected a redrawing of its support base that now spreads beyond the Hindi heartland to include at least 10 states that form its core.

The results of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections show that Middle India is now firmly in the BJP's kitty and comprises Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisga


Friday, May 24, 2019Jammu-bound stranded vehicles to ply on National highway, one-way on Ladakh, Mughal roads

Srinagar, May 24: Only Jammu-bound stranded vehicles were allowed to move on Friday on the National Highway connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, a traffic police official said.

Only one-way traffic will continue on Srinagar-Leh National Highway and historic 86-km-long Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, the official told TN


Friday, May 24, 2019Educational institutions closed in Kashmir, IUST, KU postpone exams

Srinagar, May 24: All educational institutions were closed as a precautionary measure on Friday in the Kashmir Valley, where clashes erupted on Thursday night after reports about the death of Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama.

The Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora in Pulwama and Kashmir University (KU) postponed all examin


Friday, May 24, 2019Train service suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, May 24 : Train service was suspended on Friday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley following killing of two militants, including chief of Ansar Gazwatul Hind Zakir Musa, in an encounter in Pulwama district on Thursday night, official sources said.

An advisory was received late last night to suspended all train runs in the Kashmir valley on Friday, sources told TNN.



Friday, May 24, 2019Curfew imposed in Srinagar, restrictions in major towns in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 24: Curfew has been clamped in Srinagar while elsewhere in the Kashmir valley, restrictions were imposed in major towns and tehsil headquarters on Friday as a precautionary measure following clashes last night after the death of chief of Ansar Gazwatul Hind Zakir Musa in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama.

Authorities suspended train and mobile internet service in the Kas


Friday, May 24, 2019Musa eliminated: Clamp down in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 24: Hours after Kashmir's most wanted militant commander Zakir Musa, who headed the Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Gazwatul Hind, was killed, nocturnal protests broke out in parts of Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian forcing authorities on Friday to impose restrictions in parts of the valley.

After the body of the slain militant was handed over to his family for the final rights, all educ


Thursday, May 23, 2019PM Modi, Amit Shah put together a winning alliance: Omar

Srinagar, May 23: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah credited PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah with running a very ‘professional campaign’ soon after vote counting leads made it clear that the BJP was heading towards a convincing win in the Lok Sabha elections.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Omar wrote: “So the exit polls were correct. All that’s left is to congratulat


Thursday, May 23, 2019Grenade hurled at CRPF camp in Srinagar

Srinagar: Suspected militants hurled a grenade at the 25th bn CRPF camp near Tagore Hall in Srinagar

An official said that the suspected militants lobbed a grenade at CRPF camp in Srinagar.

However, there was no immediate reports of any injury or damage.

Soon after the attack, forces cordoned off the area and launched a hunt for the attackers.


Thursday, May 23, 2019People have every right to express their anger for my failings: Mehbooba

Srinagar, May 23: The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that voters have every right to express their anger for her failings.

Taking to her twitter handle Mehbooba wrote; “I’ve been fortunate to get the love & affection of my people. They have every right to express their anger for my failings. Accept their verdict with humility. Congr


Thursday, May 23, 2019Road Accident kills one in Srinagar

Srinagar: One person namely Mustaq Ahmad Sheikh of Habbak crossing was hit by a Maruti car bearing number JK01R -4554 at Zakura crossing resulting in his death at 5:30 pm today, a local resident Aqid Farooq Shah said.

Mustaq was unloading the pipes from his load carrier and suddenly a car hit his load carrier.


Thursday, May 23, 2019Mehbooba, Shah Faesal congratulate PM Modi on landslide win

Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal on Thursday congratulated the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the landslide win in Lok Sabha polls.

“Congratulations to Narendra Modi ji for a historic mandate. Today surely belongs to BJP and its allies. Time for Congress to get an Amit Shah,” Mehbooba said in a tweet.



Thursday, May 23, 2019Farooq set to win, Mehbooba likely to finish third

Jammu/Srinagar, May 23: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah appeared set to win the Lok Sabha election from Srinagar while former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was trailing at the third spot in Anantnag constituency.

As the counting of votes was completed for nearly 65 per cent of the votes in the six Lok Sabha constituencies of the state, the Bharati


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Power shutdown

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: According to the Power Controller, Kashmir province, PDD Bemina, Srinagar, the 33 kV lines of STD Pulwama shall remain shutdown in order to carry out branch cutting and maintenance works.
As per the handout, the power supply from the 33 kV Feeder Awantipora-Naroo to Receiving Station Naroo and 33 kV Feeder Awantipora- Airfield to Receiving Station Airfield shall remain affected


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Delegation of Bakerwal community led by former Minister Kohli meets Governor

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: A delegation of Bakerwal community led by Er. Abdul Gani Kohli, former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Kohli apprised Governor about many hardships being faced by the Bakerwal community particularly those belonging to Kalakote in Rajouri district as they are not being allowed to move to upper reaches of Dachigam along with their flocks o


Wednesday, May 22, 2019GDC Baghi Dilawar Khan Srinagar organises Seerat Conference

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: The Government Degree College Baghi Dilawar Khan Srinagar today organized a one-day Seerat Conference at S. P College Auditorium.
Prof.(Dr.) Yaseen Ahmad Shah, Director Colleges, Prof. (Dr.) Khurshid Ahmad Khan, Principal S.P College and Govt Degree college BaghiDilawar Khan, Prof.(Dr.) Shahjan S.P College and Dr Faiz Qaziabadi GDC Handwara were guests of honour on the occasion


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DSEK observes Int’l biodiversity day at GHSS Kothibagh

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: To observe the International Biodiversity Day, Cultural Education Wing of Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) today held a provisional level seminar titled “Water depletion: A crisis in making” at Government Girls Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Kothibagh, Srinagar.
The students from all districts of the valley participated in the seminar.
Principal Higher Secondar


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DIPR hosts symposium, cultural Prog on Drug de-addiction

JAMMU, MAY 22:- The Cultural Wing, Department of Information & Public Relations, Jammu today organized a symposium cum Cultural Programme on the topic “Drug de-addiction” here at Government Higher Secondary School, Saruinsar.
Principal of the host school, Subash Chander Sharma was the chief guest.
Over 11 students of host school participated in the contest and expressed their views on the topic


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DDC Ramban reviews performance of PWD, PDD

RAMBAN, MAY 22: District Development Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today reviewed the progress on key projects of PDD and PWD.
He took review of physical and financial achievements for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20 under District and State Plan, CRF, STF, NABARD of the twin departments.
The meeting was attended by CPO, Kasturi Lal , Assistant Director Planning Ganesh Kumar, Xen PWD, XEN


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Ramadhan, Shab- e-Qadar, Eid-ul-Fitr arrangements finalized at Poonch

POONCH, MAY 22: Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav today finalized the arrangements for holy month of Ramadhan besides Shab-e-Qadar and Eid-ul-Fitr, here at a meeting .
The meeting was attended by ADC, Addl. SP, senior officers of various departments besides representatives of Managing Committee, Jamia Masjid, Poonch and other religious organisations.
Representatives of Muslim organisations put


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DC Shopian reviews SDG plan preparations

SHOPIAN, MAY 22: Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Dr Owais Ahmad today chaired a meeting of various concerned officers to discuss action plan under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the district.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, ADC, CPO and other concerned officers and officials.
During the meeting, it was discussed that the action plan under SDG for district Shopian is near completion. T


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DDC Kishtwar inspects PHE installations

KISHTWAR, MAY 22: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Angrez Singh Rana today inspected key water installation and filtration plants here which supply’s water to the main town areas.
General Manager NHPC, Yoginder Kotha, XEN PHE, Sudesh Kotwal, Vice President Municipal Committee Kishtwar, Firdous Ahmed Mingnoo, AEE PWD, AEE PHE, JE besides concerned officials were present.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DC Kargil takes stock of Shab-i-Qadr, Matyrdom Day of Hazrat Ali (A.S), Jumat-ul-Vida arrangements

KARGIL, MAY 22: Deputy Commissioner Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary today took stock of the arrangements being put in place by the District Administration for the ensuing Shab-i-Qadr, Martyrdom Day of Hazrat Ali (A.S) Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr.
Superintendent of Police Kargil, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil, Additional Superintendent of Police Kargil, representatives of Islamia School


Wednesday, May 22, 2019SFRI hosts painting competition on biodiversity

JAMMU, MAY 22: State Forest Research Institute, Jammu celebrated biodiversity day here at its Campus by organizing a painting competition for the students .
The students of Government High School Janipur participated in the event and expressed their views on the theme of biodiversity day. They also visited the nursery and got information about the biodiversity of the campus.
Priyanka Saha, II


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Jammu DLSA holds awareness event on Child Protection Act

JAMMU, MAY 22: District Legal .Services Authority, Jammu in compliance to the directions of Justice Rajesh Bindal, Executive Chairman, J&K State Legal Services Authority and under the Chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul, Chairman District Legal Services Authority, (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jammu today held an awareness programmes at KC Public School to educate the students about Jammu &


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Northern Army Commander meets Governor

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Lt Gen. Singh briefed Governor about the overall security situation along the IB, LAC, LoC and hinterland and the anti terrorist operations being conducted by the Army.
Governor and the Army Commander also discussed the security arrangements in place for Shri Ama


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Governor dedicates second phase of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover to commuters

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: Governor Satya Pal Malik dedicated the second phase of the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover today to commuters.
Sh. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Sh. K.K. Sharma, Sh. K. Skandan- Advisors to Governor; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; Sh. Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring; Sh. Baseer Khan, Divisi


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Advisor Kumar for making coordinated efforts to conserve biodiversity

International Day for Biological Diversity -2019

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay today highlighted the importance of biodiversity which is essential for sustainable development and human well-being in present world. He said that coordinated efforts need to be made for conservation of biological diversity to ensure the sustainable utilization of life support systems on earth.
The Advisor said this while addressing the participant


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DG Fire Services inspects fire stations of south Kashmir

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: Director General (DG) Fire & Emergency Services, V K Singh today inspected the Fire & Emergency Stations Head quarters at Anantnag, Bijbehera, Qazigund and Command Office Anantnag.
During the visit, the DG interacted with the staff and issued a number of on-spot directions to the concerned.
The DG appreciated the dedication and devotion of Fire Services teams in the discharge


Wednesday, May 22, 2019LS polls: All arrangements in place for vote counting in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 22: All arrangements have been put in place for the smooth conduct of counting of votes on Thursday for Lok Sabha election in Kashmir valley, which sends three representatives to Parliament.

“All arrangements, including security, have been finalised for the smooth conduct of counting of votes for Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies,” official sources sai


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Drug peddler arrested, heroin recovered in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 22: A drug peddler was arrested on Wednesday and heroin recovered from his possession in the summer capital Srinagar, a police spokesman said.

He said a check point was established under police station Ram Munshi Bagh in Srinagar.

During checking, a drug peddler, identified as Mohsin Bashir Bhat, resident of Athwajan, was arrested after some quantity of heroin was recovered


Wednesday, May 22, 2019J&K Guv apologises to public on Kashmir highway ban, says decision taken in national interest

Srinagar, May 22: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday apologised to the public for inconvenience caused due to the ban on civilian traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

However, he asserted that the decision was taken in the national interest.

“I apologise to the people for the inconvenience they have faced due to the highway restrictions. But the ban was imposed in the national in


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Governor inaugurates second phase Jahangir Chowk- Rambagh flyover

Srinagar, May 22: The second phase of Jahangir Chowk- Rambagh flyover was inaugurated by Governor Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday and was thrown open for vehicular movement.

The second phase of the flyover stretching from Rambagh to Alochi Bagh has been constructed at a cost of Rs 37.5 crore. The stretch will provide substantial relief to commuters traveling towards Lal Chowk is


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Chargesheet in 3-yr-old rape case soon

Srinagar, May 22: Appealing people not to pay any heed to rumours, a police spokesman said that chargesheet in 3-year-old rape case will be filed in the court against the accused, soon.

He said the incident of assault on 3 year old child in Sumbal is very much 'TRUE' and based on 'FACTS.'

Police will file the chargesheet in court against the arrested accused.

However, he warned that stri


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Army soldier died, seven others injured in IED blast along LoC in Poonch

Poonch, May 22: An army soldier was died and seven others sustained injuries in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion near forward post along Line of Control in Mendhar area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

Reports said that an army patrol of 12 Madras Regiment was going through the area at Dhera Dabsi when the explosion took place.

In the explosion, eight sold


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Enhance the Budget for Kheer Bhawani Pilgrimage: Shah Faesal

Srinagar, May 22: President J&K Peoples Movement Dr. Shah Faesal has called upon the State Government to enhance the budgetary support for facilitation of annual Mata Kheer Bhawani Yatra, one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Kashmiri Pandit community.

Stressing the need for making adequate transport arrangements from Delhi to Srinagar, Shah Faisal said that besides religious significan


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Jammu Police introduces "GirlsGoEasyNow" mini bus exclusively for ladies

Jammu, May 22: In a bid to provide free and secure environment, Jammu Police in collaboration with mini bus operators on Wednesday introduced "GirlsGoEasyNow" mini bus exclusively for the ladies on Phallian Mandal route.

"Initially one mini bus has been dedicated for girls and ladies from Satwari to Mandal area and it is a joint venture of Jammu Police and matador operators," DySP Dr Sunnaiya


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Anti-Corruption Bureau books Divisional Manager of SFC Udhampur in graft case

Jammu, May 22: The sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau has booked the Divisional Manager of State Forest Corporation, Udhampur in graft case.

"Anti-Corruption Bureau Doda has registered a graft case against Puran Chand Bhagat of R S Pura, Jammu presently posted as Divisional Manager in State Forest Corporation Udhampur on the basis of a written complaint lodged by one Romesh Chander of Ward No


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Only one way traffic on Kashmir, Ladakh and Mughal road

Srinagar, May 22: Only one-way traffic will continue to ply on the national highways connecting Srinagar with Jammu, Ladakh with Kashmir and historic Mughal road on Wednesday, official sources said.

Meanwhile, Governor administration has announced on Tuesday evening that there will be no ban on civilian traffic movement on the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the co


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Kulgam encounter ends: 2 militants killed, internet suspended

Srinagar, May 22: Two militants were killed on Wednesday by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the south Kashmir district of Kulgam, official sources said.

Internet service has been suspended in Kulgam, where clashes erupted at several places.
They said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Restrictions lifted in down town, SeK in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 22: Curfew like restrictions imposed in down town and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK), Srinagar to prevent any demonstration on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone were lifted on Wednesday.

Curfew like restrictions imposed were imposed on Tuesday in down town and SeK.

Mirwaiz, father of chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulv


Wednesday, May 22, 20193 colleges sealed for Counting

JAMMU: There will be no class work at MAM College, Govt Science College and Govt Polytechnic for Boys from May 22 to May 24, 2019, in view of counting of votes of Jammu Parliamentary Constituency and counting of votes of special polling stations of Kashmir Migrants, an official spokesman said.

As per an order issued by District Magistrate, Jammu, the three institutes shall remain close from


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Traffic restrictions on Jammu-Srinagar highway to end next week

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government announced that there would be no restrictions on civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway from May 27 onwards.

In the aftermath of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, the state government had banned movement of civilian traffic on the national highway on Wednesdays and Sundays to secure the passage of convoys of security forces.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019J&K Governor reviews security for Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar, May 22: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik reviewed security arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra that begins on July 1.

"In a meeting held at the state Raj Bhawan in Srinagar the governor stressed the need for all concerned agencies to maintain a close watch and effective coordination to ensure the smooth conduct of the forthcoming Yatra," an official statement said.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Two militants killed in Kulgam gunfight

Srinagar, May 22: Two militants was killed in a gunfight with the security forces on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

Police sources said security forces started a cordon and search operation in Gopalpora village of Kulgam district after receiving reports about the presence of militants there.

"As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at the secur


Tuesday, May 21, 2019'EC's silence on EVMs being switched worrying'

Srinagar, May 21: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the silence of the Election Commission (EC) was worrying even after "evidence" had come to the fore that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls were being switched.

"Worrying that despite solid evidence about EVMs being switched, @ECISVEEP hasnt clarified any of these concerns. A farcical w


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Pak appoints Moin-ul-Haq as India's new envoy to restart process of engagement with new govt

Islamabad, May 21: Career diplomat Moin-ul-Haq has been appointed as Pakistan's new High Commissioner to India to start a new process of engagement with the country where a new government will be formed soon, amid strained relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday approved appointments of over two dozen ambassadors in various countries including I


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Clash near Jammu over anti-encroachment drive

Jammu, May 21: Two women fell unconscious and some people were injured in clashes with the police during an anti-encroachment drive on the outskirts of Jammu on Tuesday, officials said.

A team from the Jammu Development Authority (JDA) and the police launched a six-hour drive in Mandal area and faced stiff resistance from the people, an official said.

The protesters tried to prevent the pol


Tuesday, May 21, 2019J-K BJP bats for grant of reserved seats to people displaced from PoK

Jammu, May 21: The Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit Tuesday batted strongly for grant of seats reserved in the state assembly to displaced people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Twenty-five seats are reserved for the people from that region.

State BJP chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi said after a long struggle of more than seven decades, "the time has come to do complete justice to the displaced per


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Two drug peddlers arrested in Sopore

Baramulla, May 21: Two drug peddlers were arrested alongwith codeine phosphate and spasmoproxyvon tablets in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

At a naka point at Batpora Sopore, two persons were intercepted and during their frisking, police recovered banned tablets from their possession.

The drug peddlers were identified as Hilal Ah


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Don't believe exit polls: J&K Congress President

Srinagar, May 21: Jammu and Kashmir Congress President G.A. Mir on Tuesday asserted that the exit polls should not to be believed and that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would have the majority in the Lok Sabha polls.

Speaking to the media here, Mir said: "Don't believe these exit polls. Wait for the results on May 23 (when the vote counting takes place). The UPA would have the majority


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian

Srinagar, May 21: A gunfight took place on Tuesday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.

After receiving information about the presence of militants in the Yarwan forests of Keller area, the security forces launched a search operation.

As the security forces tightened the cordon, the militants started firing which triggered the ongo


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Man carrying country-made pistol arrested in Jammu

Jammu, May 21 A man was arrested for allegedly carrying a country-made pistol and live bullets here, officials said Tuesday.

The man tried to run away when a police team on checking duty spotted him at Shamshan Ghat Chowk in Shastri Nagar on Monday, they said.

He was nabbed by police and one country-made pistol and two live cartridges were seized from his possession, the officials said.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019IAF officer to face culpable homicide charge for accidentally shooting down Mi-17 chopper

New Delhi, May 21: The officer held responsible for the accidental shooting down of a military helicopter at the height of India-Pakistan tension in February will be charged by the Indian Air Force (IAF) for culpable homicide not amounting to murder along with three others, according to reports.

The IAF is yet to officially acknowledge reasons for the Mi-17 helicopter's crash on February 27, t


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Central forces to jointly monitor Srinagar airport

Srinagar, May 21: The Centre is all set to tweak security norms at the sensitive Srinagar airport by continuing with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and deploying Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). CISF will replace Jammu and Kashmir police while CRPF will be responsible for securing the outer perimeter of the airport.

Last year, the Union home ministry had ordered CISF to take over


Tuesday, May 21, 2019J-K: Ujh bridge to become functional soon, locals pleased

Jammu: An under-construction bridge at Ujh river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district is nearing completion and locals are hailing the progress of the project.

According to authorities, the bridge is nearing completion and is likely to be thrown open for public use before the onset of the monsoon season.

The residents believe that with the opening of the bridge, their commuting woes would


Tuesday, May 21, 2019All Educational Institutions remain closed in Srinagar

Srinagar: Authorities have decided to keep all the schools and colleges closed today,in Srinagar district.

“Decision to close educational institutions has been taken as a precautionary measure to avoid law and order situation in the district,” said an official.

Pertinent to mention, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown and Eidgah chalo in Kashmir Valley to ma


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Kami Rita Sherpa scales Everest, takes his record tally to 24 times

Kathmandu, May 21: Veteran climber Kami Rita Sherpa on Tuesday scaled the world's highest peak of Mount Everest, Qomolangma second time in a week, taking his record of setting foot on the top of the world to 24 times.

Sherpa, 49-year-old, had just reached the 8,848-meter-high Qomolangma for the 23rd times only six days ago, breaking his own record, The Kathmandu Post reported.

"Kami Rita


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Governor, Advisor, DGP congratulate 2 cops for scaling Mount Everest

Srinagar, May 21: Governor Satya Pal Malik, his advisor, Chief Secretary (CS) and Director General of Police (DGP) on Tuesday congratulated two Selection Grade (Sgct) constables of Jammu and Kashmir police for scaling Mount everest.

Mr Malik, advisor K Vijay Kumar, BVR Subramanian and DGP Dilbagh Singh congratulated Sgct Nazir Ahmad and Sgct Falail Singh for scaling the Everest.

''We are p


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Curfew-like restrictions imposed in downtown, Jamia masjid closed again

Srinagar, May 21: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK), Srinagar to prevent demonstration on Tuesday, when separatists have called for a general strike on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.

The Mirwaiz, the father of chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, was assassinated by


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Male voters outshine women in LS polls

Voter participation decline by 5%

JAMMU: The overall participation of both male and female voters’ in six Lok Sabha constituencies across Jammu and Kashmir has declined by 5 percent as compared to previous general elections 2014.

Moreover, the male voters outshine women voters in the participation during Lok Sabha polls for the second consecutive term. In Lok sabha election 2014 and 2019, the male voter participation was highe


Tuesday, May 21, 2019KU gets prestigious A+ grade by NAAC

SRINAGAR: The National Assessment and Accreditation Committee (NAAC) has awarded the prestigious A+ grade to the University of Kashmir, it was announced on Monday.

A NAAC team had visited the University for assessment for three days from May 2 this month.

According to the result issued by NAAC, the University of Kashmir scored an impressive 3.31 Institutional Cumulative Grade Point Average


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Govt fixes monthly honorarium for JMC Mayor, Dy Mayor, Councilors

Formal announcement likely after May 23

JAMMU; After long deliberations, the government has finally fixed monthly honorarium for Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC)’s Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councilors and Presidents/Chairmen of different committees of the Corporation, highly placed sources informed.

The Mayor will get the highest monthly honorarium.

Apart from this, the JMC Councilors, Presidents/Chairmen of different committees


Tuesday, May 21, 2019J&K DGP seeks public cooperation to maintain communal harmony

Jammu: Against the backdrop of civilian killing in Bhaderwah, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh sought cooperation of public to maintain communal harmony.

"Take strenuous efforts to conclude the investigation of the case on merits," the DGP said while chairing a meeting in Bhaderwah tehsil of Doda district.

The J&K Police chief emphasised for the cooperation of publ


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Telecom connectivity for annual Amarnath Yatra reviewed

Srinagar: A high level meeting reviewed telecom connectivity for the annual pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, an official spokesman said here.

He said on the directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is also chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the board took a meeting to review the preparedness for ensuring telecom


Tuesday, May 21, 2019No accused should get bail in NDPS Act: DIG Jammu tells subordinates

Jammu: Laying thrust on tightening noose against narcotic smuggling and drug abuse, Deputy Inspector General of Jammu-Kathua Range, Sujit Kumar on Monday told his officers that make sure that no accused should get bail in NDPS Act.

“No accused should get the bail in NDPS cases and with regard to the theft cases, a strategy needs to be framed, night patrolling be enhanced, beat system be also i


Tuesday, May 21, 2019UNSC members welcome listing Azhar as international terrorist

United Nations, May 21: The listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by a UN sanctions committee after China dropped its longstanding opposition has been welcomed by several Security Council members as a significant achievement in making the linchpins of terrorism accountable for their violence.

US Permanent Representative Jonathan Cohen told the Coun


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Restrictions imposed in Srinagar over separatist march

Srinagar, May 21 : Authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar on Tuesday to prevent a separatist-called commemoration march.

The Hurriyat Conference has called for the march to the Martyrs Graveyard in the Old City's Eidgah area to pay homage to two senior separatist leaders, Mirwaiz Moulana Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, who were killed by unidentified assailants on this d


Monday, May 20, 2019J&K situation is under control, 86 terrorists neutralized so far: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh

Jammu, May 20: Asserting that overall situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is under control, Northern Command Army Commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Monday said that as many as 86 terrorists have been neutralized so far.

“The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is well under control,” Gen Singh here told reporters at a press conference after a function organized for educational scho


Monday, May 20, 2019Army presents scholarships to J&K students

Jammu, May 20 : Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander Northern Command, on Monday presented financial aid to 71 students from BPL category and remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir in Udhampur.

The financial aid provided under Sadbhavana to needy children included scholarship to the tune of Rs 1.45 crores. Of the 71 students 45 are from Army Public School, Beas and 26 from Drona Boys Hostel, Udhamp


Monday, May 20, 2019Civilian killings painful, unfortunate: Tarigami

Srinagar, May 20: Condemning killing of civilians, including political workers, by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir, senior CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Monday termed these incidents ''painful and unfortunate''.

''The killing of a political worker in Zungalpora village of Kulgam and killing of few more civilians during similar incidents and encounters between militants and se


Monday, May 20, 2019Two dead as tipper falls into gorge in Doda

Jammu, May 20: Two persons including a driver was killed when a tipper they were travelling met with an accident and plunged into a gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“A tipper on way towards Marmat when the vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir,” police here said.

They said that two persons died in the mishap and identified as


Monday, May 20, 2019Life returns to normal after 4 days in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: Life returned to normal on Monday after remaining crippled for four successive days in twin south Kashmir districts of Pulwama and Shopian against militant and civilian killings.

A police official said that additional security forces deployed in sensitive areas during the last four days in south Kashmir as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order, has been withdrawn


Monday, May 20, 2019Omar condemns killing of PDP worker in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah has condemned the killing of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.

''What a terrible news, inna lilahi wa inna illahi rajiuun. My unequivocal condemnation of this murderous attack. Allah taala magfirat farmaye. My condolences to his family, loved ones & colleagu


Monday, May 20, 2019Police starts probe into mysterious death of Bandipora teacher

Srinagar, May 20: Body of a government school teacher missing from last week was recovered from Wullar Lake under mysterious conditions near Leharwalpora in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Monday.

The police has started proceedings under 174 CrPc into the nature of death.

Reports said that some locals spotted the body in the Lake near Leharwalpora today morning and accordingly inform


Monday, May 20, 2019MLC Randhawa meets Governor

Srinagar, May 20: Sh. Vikram Randhawa, MLC, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Randhawa apprised Governor about various pressing issues of public importance and discussed problems of people living near the International Border.


Monday, May 20, 2019Joint Director NIFT meets Governor

Srinagar, May 20: Sh. D.P. Solanki, Joint Director National Institute of Fashion Technology, Srinagar, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Solanki briefed Governor about functioning of the NIFT, courses offered and discussed certain matters relating to infrastructure development and staff positioning in the Institute.

Governor emphasised the important role NIFT co


Monday, May 20, 2019Exit polls: Mehbooba likens news anchors to kids left unattended in candy store

Srinagar, May 20: Reacting to exit-poll results telecast by various news channels on Sunday, former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti alleged that most news anchors could not hide their glee about exit poll results like kids left unattended in a candy store.

“Most news anchors can’t hide their glee about exit poll results like kids left unattended in a candy store! Teray Aanay say Yun Khush Ha


Monday, May 20, 2019Curfew relaxed in entire Bhaderwah town

Jammu, May 20: The authorities relaxed curfew for five hours between 10 am to 3 pm in the entire Bhaderwah town where it was imposed on Thursday following massive protests over the killing of an elderly man.

However, prohibitory orders will remain in force to maintain law and order.

District Magistrate, Doda, Dr Sagar Dattaray Doifode, initially ordered relaxation in the curfew in the entir


Monday, May 20, 2019Karvan-e-Aman bus to PoK remains suspended since March 4

Srinagar, May 20: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), remained suspended on Monday since March 4, official sources said.

The cross-LoC bus, introduced as one of the major Confidence Building Measure (CBM) by Pakistan and India in 2005, remained suspended today since March 4 after it was reported that Aman Setu peace br


Monday, May 20, 2019Ramadan shopping hit as Pakistani dresses stop coming via LoC trade

Srinagar, May 20: : Pakistani designer dresses which have been trending in Kashmir for many years now are not so readily available in markets these days, after the cross-LoC trade was suspended by the Indian government. This has badly affected supplies in market and hugely escalated the prices.

Pakistani ethnic wear has huge demand in Kashmir especially during festivities, with dealers offerin


Monday, May 20, 2019Body of missing teacher recovered after a week in north Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: Body of a teacher, missing since May 13, was recovered from a water body in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Monday, official sources said.

According to official sources, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone who was posted as teacher at Government High Secondary School (HSS), Chuntimulla, went missing from May 13 after attending his duty. However, the relatives and neighbour of Lone, res


Monday, May 20, 2019PDP worker injured by gunmen in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker was shot at and wounded by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir district of Kulgam late Sunday night, official sources said on Monday.

They said gunmen entered the house of a 69-year-old PDP worker Mohammad Ismail Bhat at Devsar, Kulgam in south Kashmir late last night. However, before the inmates could do anything, gunmen fired upon Bh


Monday, May 20, 2019Civil traffic resumes on Jammu- Kashmir highway after day-long ban

Srinagar, May 20: Civilian traffic was resumed on the national highway on Monday, after day-long ban due to 'Convoy Day' on Sunday on the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, official sources said here this morning.

Meanwhile, only one-way traffic will ply on national highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir and historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connectin