Jammu and Kashmir

Sunday, January 20, 2019Mauritius PM arrives to attend Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, R-Day parade in Mumbai

New Delhi, Jan 20: Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth arrived here on Sunday on a week-long visit India to attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas celebration at Varanasi and also attend the Republic Day parade on January 26 in Mumbai.
According to official sources here, the visiting dignitary will leave for Varanasi to take part in the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on Monday.
During his vis


Sunday, January 20, 2019Omar requests Nitish to protect burial ground of Medieval Kashmir ruler in Bihar

Srinagar, Jan 20 :Reacting to reports that burial ground of exiled Yusuf Shah Chak, who ruled Kashmir from 1579 to 1586, is under ‘threat’ from landgrabbers in Bihar, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Sunday requested Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to protect the part of Kashmir’s history that lies far from the valley.

“I request @NitishKumar ji to protect this part of Kash


Sunday, January 20, 2019Pak Rangers again violates ceasefire on IB, BSF retaliates

Jammu, Jan 20: In a yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Sunday fired unprovoked along International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu region.

Meanwhile, BSF troops effectively retaliated to the firing.

“Pakistani Rangers this morning at around 1100 hrs fired small arms in Hiranagar area,” official spokesman here said.

He said that t


Sunday, January 20, 2019J&K imports genetically modified Trout fish seed from Denmark after 119 years

Srinagar, Jan 20 : First in India, Jammu and Kashmir have imported genetically modified Rainbow Trout Seed from Denmark after 119 years to boost annual production from 500 to 5000 tonnes over the next five years.
Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon on Saturday said that the seed will be reared up to brood in the facility and then it will be distribu


Sunday, January 20, 2019Despite snow prediction, one-way traffic continues on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Jan 20 :Despite weather warning which could affect surface and air traffic, Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic on Sunday.
However, Leh-Srinagar national highway, connecting Ladakh region with the valley, and historic Mughal road remained closed for traffic from last about two


Sunday, January 20, 2019Postgraduate student found dead in Gurugram institute

Gurugram, Jan 20 : A postgraduate student of Management Development Institute (MDI) was found dead on Saturday in the campus of the institute here under mysterious circumstances, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Juniad Taaz, 23, a resident of Delhi's Vasant Kunj.

Police said Taaz was a third-year student of Post Graduate Diploma Management at MDI in Sector 17 in Gurugram.


Sunday, January 20, 2019Weather slightly improves in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 20: The weather slightly improved in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday with an increase in the minimum temperatures due to a nightlong cloud cover, the weather office said.

"The minimum temperatures improved due to nightlong cloud cover. Snowfall is likely to occur in the plains and higher reaches on Sunday. The intensity will gradually increase from tomorrow (Monday)," a MET Departme


Saturday, January 19, 2019Mysterious blast in Anantnag, one injured

Srinagar, Jan 19: A civilian was injured in a mysterious blast at KP Road Anantnag.

Reports said that a mysterious blast reported near a school on KP road in Anantnag this afternoon.

One civilian identified as Showket Ahmed son of Ghulam Qadir suffered minor splinter and was shifted to district hospital Anantnag for treatment.

Reports said that soon after the mysterious blast panic gri


Saturday, January 19, 2019Modi govt playing mischief with statistics: Yashwant Sinha

Kolkata, Jan 19: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday came down heavily on the Narendra Modi government saying that this was the first government after Independence which has been playing "mischief" with the developmental statistics.

Addressing the opposition rally here, Sinha who quit the BJP recently said, under the present regime while praising the government was "desh bhakti"(


Saturday, January 19, 2019Sapphire smuggler arrested in JK's Ramban

Banihal (JK), Jan 19: An alleged sapphire smuggler has been arrested and 63 pieces of the precious gemstone were recovered from his possession here, police said Saturday.

Mohammad Shafi Zargar, a resident of Kishtwar town, was seen moving suspiciously at T-Chowk when coming from Banihal Railway Station last evening, a police official said.

A case under Sapphire Act was registered against t


Saturday, January 19, 2019Leh emerging favourite destination for foreign tourists, nearly 50k visited in 2018

Jammu, Jan 19: Jammu and Kashmir's Leh district has emerged as a favourite destination for foreign tourists as nearly 50,000 people from abroad visited the land of high passes last year, tourism officials said Saturday.

The overall tourist arrivals in 2018 in the district, located at an altitude of 3,524 metres (11,562 ft), also crossed three lakh mark for the first time, setting a new record


Saturday, January 19, 2019J&K media needs all benefits given to NE states, JKPA

Srinagar, Jan 19: Jammu and Kashmir Press Association (JKPA) on Saturday demanded all benefits be given to it on the lines of North-Eastern states as it has suffered immensely due to insecurity scenario prevailing for the past several decades.

In a statement here Saturday afternoon, JKPA president Ghulam Hassan Kalo said the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Government of India has


Saturday, January 19, 2019Fight together to oust BJP, do not think of prime ministership: Abdullah

Kolkata, Jan 19: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Saturday urged the opposition parties to fight the coming Lok Sabha elections together to oust the BJP, not worrying about issue of prime ministership, which will be settled after the polls.

Addressing the mega opposition rally here convened by the Trinamool Congress, he termed the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) a "chor" machine


Saturday, January 19, 2019Searches underway in Srinagar's Lal Chowk

Srinagar, Jan 19: Security forces started a search operation on Saturday in Lal Chowk and adjacent areas to the Jammu and Kashmir capital here, police said.

Although aerial drone were being used for surveillance following the grenade attack at the city centre a day ago, the police insisted it was a routine exercise.

Militants had on Friday hurled a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force


Saturday, January 19, 2019Air traffic resumes at Srinagar airport

SRINAGAR: Air traffic at Srinagar International Airport was on Saturday resumed after remaining suspended due to fresh snowfall and poor visibility since morning, an official of airport said.

No flight could operate since morning as the visibility was very poor due to snowfall, he said.

However, he said, following improvement in the visibility after snow stopped, flight operation resumed Sa


Saturday, January 19, 2019Modi regime testing time for India's democracy: Ex-Arunachal CM Apang

Kolkata, Jan 19: Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang, who left the BJP after a four-year association earlier this week, said on Saturday the Narendra Modi regime has been a "testing time" for India's democracy and accused it of dividing the country.

"The people in Delhi are diving the country, especially the Northeast. The Citizenship Amendment Bill is an example how a politic


Saturday, January 19, 2019Students protest non-availability of teaching staff at winter tutorial centre in central Kashmir’s Kangan

Srinagar, Jan 19: Despite snowfall the students of Government run winter tutorial centre in Hariganiwan Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district Saturday protested against the non-availability of the required teaching staff at the centre.

The students staged a protest by blocking Srinagar-Sonamarg highway, demanding adequate teaching staff. The protesting students while demanding a


Saturday, January 19, 2019Mehbooba seeks separatist leader's release on humanitarian ground

Srinagar, Jan 19: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday seeking release of a separatist leader on humanitarian ground.

"Have spoken with HM requesting his (Shahid ul Islam's) early release on humanitarian grounds as his wife has suffered a brain haemorrhage," she tweeted.

Shahid-ul-Islam, belonging to the moderate Hurr


Saturday, January 19, 2019JNU sedition case: Court questions Delhi Police for filing charge sheet without procuring requisite sanctions

New Delhi: A court here questioned the Delhi Police on Saturday for filing charge sheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case without procuring the requisite sanctions.

The police told Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat they will procure the required sanctions within 10 days.

“Why did you fil


Saturday, January 19, 2019Police seeks help of general public to trace out the missing lady

Srinagar, Jan 19: Police seeks help of general public to trace out the missing lady namely Saleema Begum ( 35 Year old ) W/O Tariq Ahmad Sheikh R/O Behrampora Rafiabad.

Tariq Ahmad Sheikh S/O Abdul Gani Sheikh R/O Behrampora reported Police Post Watergam that his wife is missing from 13 January 2019. After searching for her all over, they could not find her .

The missing report has been lo


Saturday, January 19, 2019Road to Gurez, other villages near LoC closed, stranded vehicles cleared

Bandipora, Jan 19: The border town of Gurez and dozens of other villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) remained closed due to accumulation of several feet of snow in this north Kashmir district of Bandipora, where moderate to heavy snowfall was experienced since Friday night.

Meanwhile, major snow clearance operation has been started from 0330 hrs in main town and other route


Saturday, January 19, 2019Guterres expresses doubt in enabling India-Pakistan dialogue

United Nations, Jan 19: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed doubts about his efficacy in enabling talks between India and Pakistan but said he hoped that given their importance they would enter into a meaningful dialogue.

"I have been offering my good offices in relation to the dialogue between the two countries that until now had no condition of success," he said on Friday at a


Saturday, January 19, 2019Examination as per schedule, no cancellation: KU

Srinagar, Jan 19: Kashmir University has clarified that university has not postponed any examinations.

Talking to TNN the Controller Examinations Kashmir University Farooq Ahmad Mir said, "Candidates should not pay any heed to rumours about the postponement of any examination.

No examination has been postponed and all examinations will be held as per schedule."


Saturday, January 19, 2019Despite snow Kashmir highway through for one-way traffic, Leh & other roads shut

Jammu, Jan 19: Despite fresh snowfall the national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic while Srinagar-Leh and other roads remained closed due to accumulation of snow.

The 300-km-long Srinagar- Jammu national highway was through despite snowing on both sides of the Jawhar tunnel, Shaitan Nallah and Banihal s


Saturday, January 19, 2019Air traffic suspended at Srinagar airport due to snow, poor visibility

Srinagar, Jan 19: Air traffic at Srinagar International Airport was suspended due to fresh snowfall and poor visibility, an official said. No flight could operate since morning as the visibility was very poor due to snowfall, he said.

Though the flights were not cancelled as there was chance of improvement in the weather, he said adding, flights will resume only after reassessment at 1130 h


Saturday, January 19, 2019Kidnapped Girl Rescued By Police, 1 Arrested

JAMMU: A teenage girl, who was allegedly kidnapped by a man in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, was rescued , the police said.

The father of the 17-year-old girl from Darhal village had alleged in his police complaint that Mohammad Shafiq of Dhangri area of Rajouri had kidnapped his daughter, they said.

A case was registered and during the course of investigation raids were conducted a


Friday, January 18, 2019Free of cost complicated surgery of 8 yrs old child performs at district hospital Rajouri

A complicated surgical procedure was performed at district hospital here today by a team of doctors and paramedics comprising of Dr Shalinder Sharma Consultant Orthopaedic, Dr Bashir Khan Consultant Anaesthesia, Dr Rashad Anjum Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ashok Sharma, Hafiz Manhas both OT technicians and Pervaiz Khan supporting staff on a child namely Asif Hussain S/O Abdul Hamid about 8 yrs old R/O M


Friday, January 18, 2019Traffic Police, Jmu Rural is on move; 2,19,907 vehicles were challaned, Rs.4,10,05990 of fine realized in 2018-19.

# We will work with more zeal to ensure safety of road users: SP Traffic.

Sahil Sharma.

Traffic police Jammu Rural have started scores of initiatives to maintain a better relationship with common man for the last couple of years in many ways like launched many special drives against the violators of traffic laws.The main objective of the such drives is to aware the general public and youths regarding traffic rules like wearing a helmet, avoiding overtaking, overload


Friday, January 18, 2019Intense cold wave conditions grips Kashmir ahead of another spell of snow

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Cold wave conditions have intensified in Kashmir with the maximum and minimum temperature plunging at most places of the valley, Met Department said on Friday.

Meanwhile, weather advisory has been issued of expected moderate to heavy snow and rain from 19 to 25 January at widespread places of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions.

A Met department spokesperson told TNN tha


Friday, January 18, 20195 killed, 5 missing as avalanche hits Ladakh's Khardung La area

Srinagar, Jan 18: Five persons were killed and five others were missing after their truck came under an avalanche in the Khardung La area of the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, officials said.

The avalanche hit the truck carrying 10 persons at Khardungla pass in Ladakh region at 7.00 am on Friday, an official of the Border Roads Organisation said.

The BRO pressed into service


Friday, January 18, 2019EC may announce Lok Sabha poll schedule in March first week: Sources

New Delhi, Jan 18: The dates for the Lok Sabha elections are likely to be announced in the first week of March, sources indicated on Friday.

The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3.

The Election Commission is in the process of deciding the number of phases and the months in which polling would be held, they said.

The charting of the phases would also depend on the availability


Friday, January 18, 2019JeM claims responsibility of twin grenade attacks

Srinagar, Jan 17 : Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility of the grenade attacks in Srinagar and Shopian on Friday.

A spokesperson of JeM Mohammad Hassan in a statement issued to TNN claimed that three Security forces personnel were critically injured in the attack on a CRPF vehicle at City Centre Lal Chowk just few steps away from the Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower).

He also said that


Friday, January 18, 2019Jammu Police registers FIR against fake FB account operator

Jammu, Jan 18: A FIR has been registered against a fake facebook account operator for uploading objectionable pictures of a lady doctor here on Friday.

"A written complaint stating that her 'objectionable' pictures have been uploaded on facebook and also on other social networking sites to defame her was lodged by her on Thursday," the police informed.

They said that the lady doctor is a re


Friday, January 18, 2019HC grants bail to hawala dealer Aslam Wani

New Delhi, Jan 18: The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani, who is accused of money-laundering.

The court allowed bail plea of Wani asking him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 3 lakh and two sureties of like amount.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) in September 2017 filed a chargesheet against Wani and Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah u


Friday, January 18, 2019Doing business in India now easier, cheaper, faster, smarter: Modi

Gandhinagar, Jan 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government had made doing business in India easier, cheaper, faster and smarter with his term accounting for almost 45 per cent of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) that the country received in the last 18 years.

Speaking at the inaugural function of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 here, he said India was now o


Friday, January 18, 2019Karnah road reopens; dozens of far-flung, remote areas remain cut off in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 18: Traffic on Kupwara road to Karnah, a border town in north Kashmir, was resumed after remaining closed for over a week due to heavy snowfall.

However, dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained cut off for the ninth successive day from their respective districts and tehsil headquarters in Kashmir due to slippery road conditio


Friday, January 18, 2019DDC inaugurates KVIB workshop on NSSH

PULWAMA, JANUARY 18: District Development Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar today inaugurated one day workshop under National Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Hub(NSSH) and other related schemes organized by Jammu and Kashmir Khadi & Village Industries Board Pulwama, here at District Administrative Complex Pulwama.

Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Pulwama, District Officer KVIB Pulwama Ahmadullah


Friday, January 18, 2019#BigBreaking: Pakistan once again violates ceasefire at IB

Jammu, Jan 18: Pakistan once again violates ceasefire at Indo-Pak International Border in Hiranagar sector in Jammu region, where two days back a BSF assistant commandant attained martyrdom in Pak sniping.

Unprovoked Firing by Pak Rangers.

Around 1100 hrs today Pak Rangers fired a couple of burst towards BSF duty point in Hiranagar area. BSF troops responded by limited fire. No loss/damage


Friday, January 18, 2019Two grenade attacks by militants in Kashmir,4th in week

Srinagar, Jan 18: Militants carried out two grenade attacks on security forces within a span of few minutes in the Kashmir valley, including Lal Chowk, the never centre of the summer capital, Srinagar.

This is the second grenade attack during less than 24 hours in Srinagar and fourth in the last about a week in the valley.

Official sources told TNN that militants hurled a grenade at a secur


Friday, January 18, 2019Leh avalanche: 4 bodies recovered

Srinagar, Jan 18: Four dead bodies were recovered from the debris of an avalanche that hit Leh district of Ladakh trapping 10 people on Friday, police said.

"Rescue teams recovered the bodies from the Khardung La Pass, where the victims were travelling in a truck," an official said.

The police, Border Roads Organisation and Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Force would continue the res


Friday, January 18, 2019Youth planning to join militancy arrested with grenade in Kupwara

Srinagar, Jan 18: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested a youth who was intending to join the militant ranks in frontier district of Kupwara, a police spokesman said.

Acting on a tip-off, police established a check point in Lolab in Kupwara district this morning. During the checking, police arrested a youth, identified as Mohammad Aslam Beigh, a resident of Maidanpora af


Friday, January 18, 2019Security forces launch CASO in south Kashmir's Tral

Srinagar, Jan 18: Security forces on Friday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.
Official sources told TNN that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, Army and CRPF at village Gulshanpora, Tral in Pulwama on Friday morning.

They said house-t


Friday, January 18, 2019Fresh weather warning issued in J&K as strong WD hits region

Srinagar, Jan 18: The Meteorological department on Friday issued a fresh weather warning after a Western Disturbance (WD) hit the region which could result in isolated , scattered and fairly widespread rain and snow during the next about a week which could affect air and surface traffic.

A Met department spokesman said here this afternoon there could be scattered light snowfall in the Kashmir


Friday, January 18, 2019Search operation on in J&K's Pulwama

Srinagar, Jan 18: Security forces on Friday started a search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district following information about militant presence, police said.

Security forces have cordoned off Gulshanpora village in Tral area.


Friday, January 18, 2019Rejecting rumours, Omar says father Farooq absolutely fine

Srinagar, Jan 18: Responding to rumours about the health of National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said his father was absolutely fine.

The NC vice-president Omar said the stories about Dr Abdullah's health were unfounded.

Taking to micro blogging site Twitter, Mr Omar said, ''I don’t know where the rumours about my father having taken ill


Friday, January 18, 2019Tourist dies, 9 missing after avalanche hit Khardun La in Ladakh

Srinagar, Jan 18: A tourist was killed and nine others are missing after their vehicle was buried under a huge snow avalanche at Khardung La pass, the worlds highest motorable road in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, official sources said.

They said a vehicle came under huge snow avalanche at Khardung La pass, about 18400 feet above sea level, in Leh this morning.

They said te


Friday, January 18, 2019Leh avalanche: 10 trapped under snow

Srinagar, Jan 18: Ten people were trapped under snow after an avalanche hit Leh district of Ladakh on Friday, police sources said.

Those trapped were travelling in a truck in Khardung La Pass. "Rescue teams of police, Border Roads Organisation and Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Force have reached the spot," the sources said.

A high alert for avalanche was sounded on Thursday by the


Friday, January 18, 2019J&K airports' audit report to get BCAS endorsement favouring CISF

New Delhi, Jan 18: The audit report of the highly sensitive Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports is under final scrutiny of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) that will send its endorsement "very soon" to the Union Home Ministry, to hand over the security responsibility of these airports to the CISF from the CRPF.

It is, however, yet to be decided whether the Central Industrial Securit


Friday, January 18, 2019In a first, IAF lands AN-32 plane at Pakyong airfield in Sikkim

New Delhi/Gangtok, Jan 17: For the first time ever, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has landed an AN-32 transport aircraft at Pakyong airfield in Sikkim, about 60 km away from Indo-China border.

“An AN-32 aircraft of 43 Squadron carried out a successful landing at Pakyong airfield in Sikkim on January 16.
This is the first landing by an AN-32 class of aircraft at this airfield,” IAF Spokesperson G


Friday, January 18, 2019Kashmir Valley braces for heavy snowfall

Srinagar, Jan 18: The weather office on Friday said that heavy to very heavy snowfall will occur in the Kashmir Valley starting from Saturday.

Sonam Lotus, Director of the regional MET Office, said the snowfall will gradually become heavier and stronger in intensity till January 23rd.

Divisional administration has warned people not to move around in avalanche prone areas, store enough edibl


Friday, January 18, 2019J&K airports' audit report to get BCAS endorsement favouring CISF

New Delhi, Jan 18 :The audit report of the highly sensitive Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports is under final scrutiny of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) that will send its endorsement "very soon" to the Union Home Ministry, to hand over the security responsibility of these airports to the CISF from the CRPF.

It is, however, yet to be decided whether the Central Industrial Securit


Friday, January 18, 2019Snow avalanche in Leh, rescue teams rushed

Srinagar, Jan 18 :A snow avalanche hit an area in Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on early Friday morning, official sources said.
They said a huge snow avalanche hit Garondnikla in Leh early this morning. Some people are reportedly trapped, they said, adding rescue teams have been rushed from nearby areas.
Helicopters have also been rushed to the spot to rescue the trapped people, the


Thursday, January 17, 2019DIG SKR distributes items among specially abled persons

January 17: RPHQ Anantnag today distributed range of useful items to specially-abled persons of South Kashmir. Sponsored under Civic Action Programme it is an effort by the local police to help the needy persons of the area to tide over the harshness of this winter.

Items were distributed under the personnel supervision of DIG SKR Shri Amit Kumar-IPS and included blankets, shoes, garments etc.


Thursday, January 17, 2019Kathua case: On anniversary, Mehbooba hopes accused are punished

Srinagar, Jan 17: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that during her tenure as chief minister she tried her best to ensure justice to rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Mehbooba wrote: “Today marks a year since the horrific rape & murder of an eight-year


Thursday, January 17, 20192018 remarkable year for army: Gen. Ranbir Singh

Jammu, Jan 17: Northern Command chief of the Indian Army Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh on Thursday described 2018 as a “remarkable year,” for the Indian army saying that more than 250 militants were killed while 54 others were arrested and four others surrendered in Kashmir valley.

“The year 2018 has been a remarkable year for armed forces on the security front. As per the record of last ten year


Thursday, January 17, 2019PDD linemen, operators of snow clearance machines are unsung heroes of winter: Omar

Srinagar, Jan 17: Reacting to reports that a snowcat operator had a narrow escape during a snow clearance operation in Srinagar, National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah said the men who keep roads open in the snowy conditions, along with the power department linemen who restore electricity when the lines come down are the unsung heroes of winter in Kashmir.

“I’m glad he escaped u


Thursday, January 17, 2019Security forces arrest HM militant in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 17: Security forces on Thursday arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant during an operation in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, official sources said.

Acting on a tip off, security forces and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police conducted an operation at village Chahlan, Kulgam.

During the operation, a militant, identified as Mubarak Ahmad Dar, a resi


Thursday, January 17, 2019New IS module: NIA searches 7 places in UP, Punjab; detains 4

New Delhi, Jan 17: The NIA on Thursday raided five places in Uttar Pradesh and two in Punjab in its probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam and detained four men, officials said.

The National Investigation Agency teams launched simultaneous searches at seven locations, including Uttar Pradesh's Rampur, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Hapur and Amroha and Punjab's Ludhia


Thursday, January 17, 2019Three policemen injured in Srinagar grenade explosion

Srinagar, Jan 17: Three policemen were injured in a grenade explosion here on Thursday, authorities said.

The incident took place near Zero Bridge in Rajbagh when militants hurled the grenade at a police party passing by the area.

According to the police, the injured comprised an Assistant Sub-Inspector and two constables.


Thursday, January 17, 2019Air traffic resumes at Srinagar airport

Srinagar, Jan 17: Air traffic at Srinagar International airport resumed on Thursday after remaining suspended since yesterday due to poor visibility and snowfall.

After the improvement in the weather we have resumed air traffic at the airport, an official of the airport told TNN this afternoon.

Flight have started operating normally, he said, adding some flights have landed here and others


Thursday, January 17, 2019Man found dead under mysterious circumstances in Doda

Jammu, Jan 17: A man was found dead under mysterious circumstances with injury marks on his face in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district.

"A team from Police Post Kashtigarh late Wednesday night found body of a man at Kum Shalli area of Kashtigarh with injury marks on his face," police said here on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Majid Hussain, 24.

"A case has been registered and i


Thursday, January 17, 2019Kashmir highway through for one-way, Leh other roads remain shut

Srinagar, Jan 17: The National Highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for traffic and on Thursday, vehicles will ply from Jammu to Srinagar, a traffic police official said.

However, other roads, including National Highway, the only road linking Ladakh region with Kashmir, historic Mughal road and Anantnag-Kishtwar, remained shut due to accumulation of sno


Thursday, January 17, 2019Fire breaks out in mobile repair shop in Doda

Jammu, Jan 17: A major fire broke out in a mobile repair shop in Thathri area of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir.

"A fire broke out on Wednesday night in mobile repair shop of one Shameem Ahmed of Cheera, Thathri in main market," police said here on Thursday.

They said police team rushed to the spot and a fire tender was also pressed into service.

"The flames were timely doused by the


Thursday, January 17, 2019Air traffic remains suspended at Srinagar airport

Srinagar, Jan 17: Air traffic at Srinagar International airport remained suspended for the second day on Thursday due to poor visibility.

Sky is covered with dark clouds due to which the visibility is very poor, an official of the airport told TNN, adding that no flight could operate so far.

Flights are delayed but not cancelled, he said, adding that flight operation could be resumed when


Thursday, January 17, 2019Special status "tampered" whenever NC is not in power: Omar

Srinagar: Former chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah said Wednesday Jammu and Kashmir's special status was "tampered" with whenever his party remained away from power in the state.

"The basic structure of the state was entirely obliterated by the opportunistic forces that got a field day because of our absence. From 1953-1974, 37 amendments were made to the stat


Thursday, January 17, 2019Div Com Kashmir Issues Fresh Avalanche Warning

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Wednesday issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of the division.

The warning has been issued for the avalanche prone areas of Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh districts.

As per the hand out, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has directed the Deputy Co


Thursday, January 17, 2019Severe cold wave continues in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 17: A severe cold wave continued in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday despite an improve in weather conditions after snowfall the previous day, the weather office said.

While the weather was sunny in the Jammu division, the sky remained cloudy in the valley.

The weather office has forecast heavy snowfall in the valley from January Saturday to January 23.

Due to frost and high


Thursday, January 17, 2019India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC

Jammu, Jan 17: Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, defence sources said.

Pakistan troopers used small arms and automatics to target Indian positions in Khari Karmara area.

"Our troops effectively retaliated to the unprovoked ceasefire violation. Firing exchanges started at around 4.30 a.m. and contin


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DEO Kathua launches VAF, stresses on creating awareness about VVPAT

KATHUA, JANUARY 16: District Election Officer, Rohit Khajuria today launched Voter Awareness Forum (VAF) as part of its nationwide launch.
Speaking on the occasion, DEO said that in run up to ensuing general election VAFs will play an important role in sensitizing voters regarding electoral process, on the how, what and where of registration and voting, through the medium of real time activities


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Capacity building cum training program for Sarpanchs in full swing at Reasi

REASI, JANUARY 16: The four day training cum capacity building program for Sarpanchs is going on in full swing at Reasi.
The training started today under the supervision of Indu Kanwal Chib, Director Rural Sanitation, started with interactive session with the Sarpanchs by O.P Bhagat, BDO Pouni followed by presentation on sustainable development goals by Sanjeev Sharma, BDO Katra.
Detail lecture


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Governor reviews progress under Comprehensive Management Action Plan for Wular lake

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Governor Satya Pal Malik reviewed key achievements made on conservation and eco-restoration of Wular lake by the Wular Conservation & Management Authority (WUCMA) in a meeting held here at the Raj Bhavan today.
Governor observed that Wular Lake which is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia and a declared Ramsar site is a lifeline of Kashmir and critical for conservatio


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Delegation of Pahari Cultural and Welfare Forum meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: A delegation of J&K Pahari Cultural and Welfare Forum led by its Chairman Sharafat Ali Khan and Raja Aijaz Ali, former IGP, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation apprised Governor about various issues of Pahari people and requested him for expediting process for granting 3% reservation to Pahari people and granting Scheduled Tribe status t


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Delegation from Kargil meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: A delegation from Kargil led by Sh. Qamar Ali Akhoon, former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation requested Governor for grant of Divisional status to Ladakh with rotational Headquarters at Leh and Kargil and balanced distribution of various Head offices between both the districts of Ladakh region.
The delegation also requested f


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DEO Ramban launches Voter Awareness Forum

RAMBAN, JANUARY 16: District Election Officer, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today launched Voter Awareness Forum at Ramban.
The DEO also conducted a meeting of ERO, AEROs, and BLOs to review the progress of Special Summery Revision (SSR), SVEEP and finalise the preparations for upcoming National Voters Day to be held on January 25, 2019.
The meeting was attended by ERO, Assembly Constituency- 5


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DEO launches Voter Awareness Forum at Rajouri

RAJOURI, JANUARY 16: District Election Officer, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today launched Voter Awareness Forum in the district.
DEO, while speaking on the occasion said the aim of launching VAFs is to create awareness about voting and the electoral process to all the government and private officials and also their families and friends. He added that this will help in increasing the voter turnout in


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DC inspects DH Ramban, reviews healthcare facilities

RAMBAN, JANUARY 16: Deputy Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today visited District Hospital Ramban and reviewed healthcare facilities being extended to patients especially in the wake of inclement weather besides checking punctuality of doctors and paramedical staff in the health institution.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Saif-Ud-Din Khan, Medical Superintendent DH Dr. J P Singh and other staff m


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Arrangements finalized for Republic Day celebration at Bhaderwah

BHADARWAH, JANUARY 16: Additional Deputy Commissioner Bhadarwah, Dr. Ravi Kumar Bharti, today convened a meeting to finalize the arrangements for celebration of upcoming Republic Day-2019.
The meeting had detailed discussion on arrangements like security, first aid, sanitation, Fire and Emergency Services, seating arrangements, power & water supply, and issuance of invitation cards.
All the co


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DDC Doda inaugurates 4-day training programme for Sarpanchs

DODA, JANUARY 16: District Development Commissioner, Anshul Garg, inaugurated 4 day training programme for the newly elected Sarpanchs here today.
Additional District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Hanief Malik, Assistant Commissioner Development, Devender Singh Bhau, District Panchayat Officer, Mohammad Idrees Lone, master resource persons Bashir-ul-Hassan and Bahar Ahmad Wani besides other


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DGP Condoles the demise of Police officers, attends cremation of Rtd. DIG

Jammu, 16 January: Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh has condoled the demise of retired DIG Shri Romesh Koul, Inspector Narinder Singh Chib and spouse of Inspector Zahid Hussain Mir.
DGP, along with IGP Jammu Shri M. K. Sinha, SSP Jammu Shri Tejinder Singh and other senior Police officers attended the last rites of the retired DIG Shri Romesh Koul at Jammu and visited his family at G


Wednesday, January 16, 2019IPPI immunization campaign preparedness reviewed at Pulwama

PULWAMA, JANUARY 16: District Development Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar today reviewed the preparedness of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) campaign in the district, here at a meeting of District Task Force.
During the meeting, Nodal Officer informed the DDC about preparations for immunisation scheduled from February 03 to 05, 2019. He said that 470 vaccinatio


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DDC Kulgam launches VAF

KULGAM, JANUARY 16: For generating awareness among the employees regarding the value of vote and for highest participation in upcoming elections, the DDC Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today launched voters awareness Forum (VAF) .
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that VAFs are informal Forums for generating awareness among employees about the value of vote and to create electora


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DC Kupwara reviews implementation of Housing for All - Urban Scheme

KUPWARA, JANUARY 16: Deputy Commissioner Khalid Jahangir today reviewed progress on the implementation of Housing for All Urban (HFA-U) in the district here at a meeting of the concerned officers.
JD Planning Kupwara, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, District Statistical Evaluation Officer, Deputy General Manager J&K Housing Board, Executive Officers Municipal Committe


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Voters’ awareness camp held at Budgam under SVEEP

BUDGAM, JANUARY 16: A daylong voter awareness program under Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) was held today here at New Conference Hall.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar presided over the function. The programme was jointly organized by Chief Education Office Budgam and District Informatics Office Budgam.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC de


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Providing best health care priority of government: Div Com

Over 15.50 lakh patients treated at GMC, associated hospitals in 2018

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 16: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that providing best health care is the priority for government and Government Medical College (GMC) has been at the forefront of providing affordable patient care to all sections of the society.
The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while reviewing the functioning of GMC and associated hospita


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Kansal directs furnishing data of causal works by January 25

Chairs maiden meeting of Committee for determining actual number

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Principal Secretary, Planning Development & Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal today chaired the maiden meeting of the Committee constituted for determining the actual number of PDL, TDL, Casual and DRWs engaged in the PDD, PHE and I&FC departments.
The Principal Secretary sought details regarding the submission of bio-data format provided to seek details of causal employees


Wednesday, January 16, 2019IDTR mandated with capacity building, promotion of best practices for road safety: Samoon

Directs making Institute functional by April 2019

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Principal Secretary Transport Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today said that Institute of Driving, Training and Research (IDTR) has been mandated with capacity building in the area of road safety and to bring down road fatalities, besides generating adequate traffic sense among the trainees to become competent drivers.
The Principal Secretary made the remarks d


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Sericulture Deptt to adopt Jagti, Sheikhpora colonies for Mulberry plantation: Farooq Shah

JAMMU, JANUARY, 16: The Sericulture Development Department is adopting migrant colonies at Jagti in Jammu and Sheikhpora in Budgam district under Urban Mulberry Plantation Programme, which has already been launched in the Jammu Division.
This was disclosed in a meeting chaired by Secretary Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) Farooq Ahmad Shah.
Under the progra


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Farooq Shah discusses action plan for rejuvenating water bodies

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Secretary PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Farooq Ahmad Shah, today chaired a meeting with PHE, Law, Revenue, UEED and wildlife officials to discuss the action plan for rejuvenating the pre-existing network of streams, wetlands, lakes and rivers in the state.
The meeting held via video conferencing was attended by Chief Engineer I&FC Kashmir, Additional Advocate General, Addit


Wednesday, January 16, 2019KVIB organises National Vendor Development prog

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: For proper implementation of National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) scheme in the state, a one-day ‘National Vendor Development Programme’ (NVDP) was held here today under the chairmanship of Secretary, CEO KVIB Rashid Ahmad Qadri.
The programme was organized by the Jammu & Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB).
While addressing the function


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Advisor Sharma directs timely completion of Tawi Barrage, Border Bunkers

‘90 % Border Bunker project likely to complete by ending June

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today directed for timely completion of the prestigious Tawi Barrage project.
The Advisor was speaking at a review meeting convened to discuss the status of the Tawi Barrage project coming up at an estimated cost of Rs 110 cr.
Secretary, PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Farooq Ahmed Shah, Chief Engineer, PHE and other senior officers


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Heartening to see regional forces coming together, Mehbooba on SP-BSP alliance

Srinagar, Jan 16: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday hailed the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, saying it was heartening to see regional forces asserting themselves and coming together without the clutches of national parties.

The former chief minister in PDP-BJP coalition government said in the run-up to the general elections,


Wednesday, January 16, 2019CPJ writes to J&K Governor seeking release of Kashmiri journalist

Jammu, Jan 16: The Committee for Protection of Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik seeking release of a Kashmiri journalist who was arrested in August last year.

The letter written by Asian programme coordinator of CJP, Steven Butler, said Aasif Sultan, a Kashmiri journalist, had been falsely accused of having links with militants and promoting t


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Police recovers 74 bags of govt rice, One person arrested

January 16: Srinagar police recovered 74 bags of rice and two bags of flour which was meant for public distribution and was being illegally sold in black market.

Acting on a complaint, police post Bemina arrested Bilal Ahmad Nath resident of Bilal Colony Bemina for selling PDS rice after repacking the same in duplicate “Apple brand” bags.

74 bags of PDS rice & 02 bags of flour was se


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Forces launch CASO in Bandipora

Srinagar, Jan 16: Security forces on Wednesday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said here this afternoon.

They said on a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Dangar Mohalla, Bandipora today d


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Snow halts flights at Srinagar airport

Srinagar, Jan 16: Flight operations at the Srinagar international airport were halted on Wednesday following poor visibility and continued snowfall in the valley, an airport official said.

"We will take a call on resumption of flights after the weather improves," he said, adding that the runway was covered in snow.

Moderate snowfall started in the morning. The weather office has forecast he


Wednesday, January 16, 20192 drug peddlers held with 175 kg poppy in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 16: Two suspected drug peddlers were arrested in separate cases after a huge consignment of poppy straw, and charas were seized from their possession along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, police said on Wednesday.

Nitin Sharma (30), a resident of R S Pura, was arrested after police seized 175 kg poppy straw from his truck at Nagrota here, a police spokesman said.

He said Sha


Wednesday, January 16, 2019One killed, three injured in vehicles collision in Samba

Jammu, Jan 16: A driver was killed while three others injured in collision of vehicles in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.

“A tanker driver died on the spot in the accident that took place near Railway bridge Nanake Chack Samba late on Wednesday night,” police said.

The injured persons were rushed to the district hospital.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019NC takes dig at Mehbooba for contradictory statement on forming Govt with BJP

Srinagar, Jan 16: The National Conference (NC) took a dig at former chief minister and president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti for her contradictory statement on forming government with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Tanvir Sadiq, senior NC leader and advisor to party vice-president Omar Abdullah, asked Ms Mehbooba about the factors that forced her to


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Don't take political mileage from Kanhaiya case: Sena to BJP

Mumbai, Jan 16: The Shiv Sena Wednesday said the BJP has no moral right to criticise student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been charged with sedition, after teaming up with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Sena also asked the ruling BJP to refrain from taking political mileage from the sedition case against Kumar, a former president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019921 medicos get job orders

JAMMU: To augment health care facilities in the rural and far flung areas of the state, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department today issued appointment orders to 921 Medical Officers recruited on fast track basis.

To fast track the recruitment process, the H&MEM Department had made relevant provisions in the rules and SRO, which paved the way for making the recruitment process a time b


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Life returns to normal in Shopian after 3 days of strike

Srinagar, Jan 16: Life returned to normal on Wednesday after remaining crippled for the past three days in Shopian in south Kashmir, where two militants, including a top Al-Badr commander, were killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday evening in Kulgam.

Tuition and coaching centres at K P Road in Anantnag were closed today following directions by police.

However, life was nor


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Reports claiming 9 arrested by SGO handed over to NIA incorrect: police

Srinagar, Jan 16: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday strongly denied reports that nine people arrested by Special Operation Group (SOG) of state police, Srinagar, were handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA).

A police spokesperson said the media reports on Tuesday stating that "Police Hands over 9 persons arrested by SOG Srinagar to NIA" is not factually correct.

In this conte


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Stranded passengers protest at Kupwara, demand helicopter service

Srinagar, Jan 16: Passengers stranded due closure of dozens of roads for the seventh day on Wednesday to far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) due to accumulation of snow, protested at Kupwara, demanding helicopter service on concessional rates.

The border town of Gurez, surrounded by Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) from three sides, and dozens of other vil


Wednesday, January 16, 201919-year-old Jammu boy dies of swine flu at SKIMS, toll reaches to12

Srinagar, Jan 16: A 19-year-old boy from Jammu died of swine flu at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, taking the death toll to 12 this season.

A doctor at SKIMS told TNN that the teenage boy, who was suffering from leukemia—a cancer of the blood or bone marrow—had also tested positive for H1N1 flu.

“The patient died two days ago due to swine flu,” he said.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019Friendly Indo-Pak relations in the interest of border residents: Ex J&K MLC

Jammu, Jan 16: Against the backdrop of increased ceasefire violation incidents along the Line of Control, former National Conference MLC Shahnaz Ganai on Tuesday batted for friendly Indo-Pak relations in the interest of the border residents.

“Friendly ties between both the neighbouring countries is the only way out to restore calm on the borders, which will be in the interest and betterment o


Wednesday, January 16, 2019India wants 'mazboot' not 'majboor' government: BJP Vice President

Jammu, Jan 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President, Avinash Rai Khanna, on Tuesday said the party would fight 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's performance during the last four and a half years.

Addressing a media conference at the party headquarters in winter capital Jammu, Khanna said political parties trying to join hands with the Congress against t


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Heavy snowfall to hit Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 16: The Met on Wednesday forecast heavy snowfall for at least five days starting Saturday that is likely to disrupt air and surface traffic to and from the Kashmir Valley.

"A comparatively intense western disturbance is becoming active over Jammu and Kashmir from January 19 and will remain till January 23, peaking on January 22.

"Under its influence moderate to heavy snowfall


Tuesday, January 15, 2019DGP rewards BSF constable for his quick response to militant attack

Jammu, January 15: Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh has rewarded Constable/GD Irshad Ahmad of 168-BN BSF for his alertness and quick reaction to militants' attack.

Constable/GD Irshad Ahmad showed his alertness while on duty averted a major tragedy by his quick reaction to militants’ attack on January 7, 2019.

The DGP accorded sanction to cash reward and commendation certifi


Tuesday, January 15, 2019ADDC flags off newly elected Sarpanchs for training

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 15: To impart training to the newly elected Sarpanchs of the district, Additional District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today flagged off 39 newly elected Sarpanchs of block Safapora, Lar, Wakura and Sharpathri for phase ist, 4-days training program scheduled at Srinagar organised by the department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj along with District


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Court to consider chargesheet in JNU sedition case on Jan 19

New Delhi, Jan 15: A court here on Tuesday set January 19 for considering a chargesheet filed against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in a sedition case after some students shouted "anti-national slogans" in February 2016.

The hearing was adjourned because Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat, who was scheduled to hear the matter


Tuesday, January 15, 2019BSF officer killed in Pakistani firing

Jammu, Jan 15: An Assistant Commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed on Tuesday in Pakistani firing on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

BSF sources said the Pakistani troops violated the 2003 ceasefire on the international border in Hiranagar sector.

"An Assistant Commandant of the BSF was injured in the firing. He was shifted to the Army Hos


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Burglars steal CCTV equipment from bank in J&K

Jammu, Jan 15: Burglars stole CCTV surveillance equipment from a bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday night at the J&K Bank's Mandi branch.

"After breaking into the bank branch, burglars managed to de-activate and then steal the CCTV equipment at the branch," the police said.

It was being ascertained whether the burglars


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Mehbooba requests re-issuance of visa for PoK woman married to Kashmiri

Srinagar, Jan 15: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has requested External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to re-issue visa to a woman Maroofa Jan (a Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) resident, who got married to a Kashmiri 20 years ago and has two sons.

President of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was reacting to a tweet that requested her intervention, following which she ask


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Tiger Division celebrates Army Day, pays homage at War Memorial

Jammu, Jan 15: Lt Gen JS Nain, General Officer Commanding, Rising Star Corps accompanied by Maj Gen Sharad Kapur, GOC Tiger Division, on Tuesday paid tributes to martyrs at Tiger War Memorial in Jammu to commemorate 71st Indian Army Day.

The function was attended by several serving and retired officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Jawans to pay homage to the brave soldiers who laid down


Tuesday, January 15, 2019JCO dies of cardiac arrest along LoC in Poonch

Jammu, Jan 15: A Junior Commissioned Officer on Tuesday died of cardiac arrest along Line of Control in Mankote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Police sources said that Naib Subedar of 5 Mahar regiment posted along LoC near Sonawali Gali in Mankote on Tuesday morning fell unconscious while performing his duties.

They said that the JCO was immediately shifted to a nearby mili


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Army chief warns Pakistan for supporting terrorists

New Delhi, Jan 15: In an obvious attack on Pakistan, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said "our western neighbour" was ceaselessly supporting terrorists and warned that his troops won't hesitate to take "heavy action".

Speaking on the occasion of the 71st Army Day parade, Gen Rawat also said that a new policy had been adopted on the northern border with China and the armies of


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Pak violates ceasefire on LoC, IB; BSF jawan injured

Jammu, Jan 15: Pakistani troops yet again violated the ceasefire agreement on Tuesday and fired unprovoked on the Line of Control and International Border across Jammu region.

Meanwhile, one BSF Jawan sustained injuries in the cross-border firing.

“Pakistani Army this morning violated the ceasefire in Sunderbani Sector at about 1000 hrs,” defence spokesman here said.

He said that Pakist


Tuesday, January 15, 2019India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC

Jammu, Jan 15: The Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, a Defence Ministry spokesman said.

"At 10 a.m., the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation using small arms and shelling with heavy calibre weapons in the Sunderbani sector," Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told TNN here.

"The In


Tuesday, January 15, 2019LMVs to ply from morning, HMV in afternoon on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Jan 15: The national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country was through for one-way traffic while the Srinagar-Leh and historic Mughal roads remained shut due to accumulation of snow.

Only one-way traffic is allowed on the highway on Tuesday and vehicles will ply from winter capital, Jammu to Kashmir, a traffic police official told T


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Kashmiris being used to score political points by national parties: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 15: Questioning the timing of filing charge-sheet in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) case, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said Kashmiris are being used to score extra political points by the national parties.

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, who headed a coalition government with BJP till June last year, said she was not surprised by filing


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Villages near LoC remain shut for day 6

Srinagar, Jan 15: Though snow clearance operations have already been started but there are very less chances for early reopening of most of the roads due to accumulation of several feet of snow which has also frozen due to sub zero temperature, officials said, adding there is also forecast for fresh snowfall from tomorrow besides avalanche warning.

“Roads to border towns of Machil, Keran, Karn


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Life remains affected in Shopian for day 3

Srinagar, Jan 15: Life remained affected for the third day on Tuesday in Shopian in south Kashmir, where two militants, including a top Al-Badr commander, were killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday evening in Kulgam.

However, life was normal in Kulgam district today after remaining partially affected for two days.

There were no restrictions in any party of south Kashmir, a


Tuesday, January 15, 2019SALUTE! Army Major, killed in Pak attack, had married fiancé despite her suffering paralysis attack

Pune, Jan 15: Major Shashi Dharan V Nair, who got martyred in an IED explosion in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir last week, was bid an emotional adieu on Sunday at Khadakwasla area on the outskirts of Pune in Maharashtra. His last rites were held with full military honours.

As per details available, Major Nair was a native of Khadakwasla and did his studies at the famous Fergusson Colle


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Cold wave hits Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 15:An intense cold wave hit the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday, bringing down temperatures several notches below the freezing point

An official of the MET Department said the weather would remain generally cloudy during the next 24 hours.

The valley is presently witnessing the 40-day long period of harsh winter cold called the 'Chillai Kalan', which started on December 21 and is li


Tuesday, January 15, 2019PDP set to register massive victory in coming elections: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that the party will register a remarkable victory during the forthcoming polls in the state and is this time confident of winning more seats than that of the previous elections.

Addressing party functionaries, leaders and activists of Chadoora assembly segment, Mehbooba stressed for the g


Tuesday, January 15, 2019#PUBG Fever Rises In Kashmir, Parents Appeal Governor To Ban

Srinagar, Jan 15: The 2018 award winning mobile game PUBG (Player Unknowns Battle Ground),has taken over the online gaming scene by storm over the past few months, with its popularity in Jammu and Kashmir, rising to such a point that not only youth, kids to an extreme level are also hooked on to it.

Every now and then, we have been exposed to reports of young minds falling prey to PUBG MOBIL


Monday, January 14, 2019Governor dedicates a Musical fountain and an open Air Gymnasium at Rajinder Park

Greets people on Makar Sankranti

Jammu, January 14: Governor Satya Pal Malik dedicated a Musical fountain and Open Air Gymnasium to the people of Jammu in presence of the Chairman JK Bank Sh. Parvez Ahmed at the historic Rajinder Park, Canal Road Jammu. The Musical Fountain and Open Air Gymnasium has been installed by the J&K Bank for the citizens of Jammu under its CSR initiative.

Governor greeted the people on the


Monday, January 14, 2019Secretary Tourism meets Governor

Jammu, January 14: Sh. Rigzin Sampheal, Secretary Tourism, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Sampheal informed Governor about the to-date status of ongoing tourism infrastructure projects in the State, tourist arrivals, and tourism promotion activities planned for promoting J&K as an attractive tourism destination throughout the country and abroad.

Governor appr


Monday, January 14, 2019Kanhaiya Kumar questions timing of chargesheet, says it's politically motivated

New Delhi, Jan 14: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday questioned the timing of Delhi Police filing a chargesheet against him and others in a sedition case, attributing "political motive" of the "failed" Modi government to the police action.

Besides Kumar, the police have named as accused former student activists Umar Khalid and Anirban


Monday, January 14, 2019JK guv advises militants to shun path of violence, assures support for their rehabilitation

Jammu, Jan 14:Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday advised militants to shun the path of violence, assuring that his administration is ready to do whatever it can for their rehabilitation.

"There is nothing like 'operation all out' and some people are using this wrong term. We want these children (militants) to come back and we are ready to do what we can do for them," Malik told


Monday, January 14, 2019Dozens of far-flung, remote areas remain cut off for fifth day in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14: Dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained cut off from their respective districts and tehsil headquarters in north Kashmir from the past five successive days following moderate to heavy snowfall.

“Roads to Machil, Keran, Karnah and Tangdhar remained closed since Thursday night, following intermittent heavy snowfall,” a Poli


Monday, January 14, 2019Normal life crippled in some parts of central Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14: Normal life was on Monday crippled in some parts of central Kashmir to protest against security force action in Shopian on Sunday which led to injuries to several youths, including a Ganderbal resident.

Even though there was no strike call given by any separatist group, shops and business establishments were closed and less number of vehicles were plying on roads at Nagbal in


Monday, January 14, 2019India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in Poonch

JAMMU: India and Pakistan armies on Sunday traded fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The indiscriminate firing and shelling started in Digwar sector around 7.30 am, they said.

No casualties have been reported.

There has been spurt in border flare ups between the two sides this year.


Monday, January 14, 2019Stopping crowd from attending militant’s funeral is disturbing: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 14: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said that stopping the crowd to participate in the funeral prayer of a local militant was disturbing.

Mufti was commenting on the reports of people being stopped from attending the funeral procession of top militant commander Zeenat ul Islam in Sugan area of Shopian district of South Kashmir.

Taking to social media


Monday, January 14, 2019Road clearance going on in Rajouri, Poonch

Jammu, Jan 14: The snow clearance from the roads on Sunday, following Saturday's snowfall, was going at large scale across Rajouri and Poonch even as the authorities managed to restore the traffic on important roads.

As per details, a number of roads including Thanamandi DKG Surankote road, Budhal Mahore Gool road, Poonch Mandi to Saujiyan road, Poonch Mandi to Loran road, BG Hamipue road had


Monday, January 14, 2019 Vaishno Devi traditional cave to open from Jan 15

Jammu, Jan 14: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has decided to open the traditional cave of the shrine from January 15 for the pilgrims.

Official sources said that old cave of Mata Vaishno Devi would be open from Monday (January 14) evening or from Tuesday (January 15).

Sources said as per past practice the administration felicitates darshan of around 10,000 pilgrims every year


Monday, January 14, 2019SC gives Centre six weeks to reply to notice on PIL against 'snooping'

New Delhi, Jan 14: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the notification authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer system and sought a response within six weeks.

The PIL challenging the government's December 20 notification came up before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

According to the notification,


Monday, January 14, 2019Hizb militant arrested during naka checking in north Kashmir’s Bandipora: Police

Srinagar, Jan 14: A joint team of Security forces including Jammu and Kashmir Police and Army’s 13 RR on Monday claimed to have arrested a militant during naka checking in northern Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

The “militant” has identified as Sarfaraz Ahmed Sheer, son off Muhammad Yousuf, a resident of Quil Muqam village in Bandipora district.

Police officials told The News Now that the mi


Monday, January 14, 2019PM Modi’s Jammu visit scheduled on Feb 3

Jammu, Jan 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Jammu on February 3 to lay the foundation stone for multiple projects.

Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari will be inaugurating the Keeriyan-Gandial Bridge in Kathua District on January 22.

The projects, some of which are national projects, were announced for all three regions of the state.



Monday, January 14, 2019Life remains affected in parts of south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14: Normal life remained affected for the second day on Monday in twin south Kashmir districts of Kulgam and Shopian against the killing of two militants, including a top Al-Badr commander, in an encounter with security forces on Saturday evening.

There are no restrictions in any party of south Kashmir, a police spokesman said.

Shops and business establishments remained closed


Monday, January 14, 2019Six injured in collision b/w ambulance & car in Baramulla

Baramulla, Jan 14: Six people were injured, one of them critically, when an ambulance and a private car collided on the highway in this north Kashmir district on Sunday, official sources said here on Monday morning.

They said an ambulance on way to Handwara collided with a private car at Pattan last night resulting in injuries to six people. The injured, including ambulance driver Manzoor Ahm


Monday, January 14, 2019Rajouri Police releases 2018 achievements, says 4 terrorists killed,two others arrested with 4 OGWs

Jammu, Jan 14: Jammu and Kashmir Police foiled number of militancy related incidents in close coordination with army and other sister agencies while stern action was taken against people involved in unlawful activities including drugs peddling and bovine smuggling in the year 2018.

Senior Superintendent of Police Rajouri , Yougal Manhas while sharing the details on Sunday said on counter insur


Monday, January 14, 2019Is Sitharaman giving Pakistan clean chit on Uri, Pathankot attacks, asks Chidambaram

New Delhi, Jan 14: Attacking Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for claiming that no major terror attack took place since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday questioned her if she was giving a clean chit to Pakistan in the 2016 Pathankot and Uri attacks.

In a series of tweets, the former Finance Minister also asked Sitharaman to locate


Monday, January 14, 2019Bright sunny morning in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 14: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a bright, sunny Monday morning after days of inclement weather in the state, the weather office said.

Sanam Lotus, Director of the regional MET Department, said the weather would remain dry in the state during the next four to five days after which another spell of rain and snow is likely to occur.

Srinagar city recorded minus 6.4 degrees Celsiu


Monday, January 14, 2019One way traffic resumes on Kashmir highway, Leh & Mughal roads remain closed

Srinagar, Jan 14 : One-way traffic on Monday resumed on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway after all stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards their respective destinations on Sunday, a traffic police official said on Monday.

However, Srinagar-Leh national highway, the only road connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir, and historic 86-km-long Mughal road, remained closed for th


Monday, January 14, 2019Train services resume in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14 :Train services on Monday resumed after remaining suspended on Sunday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where a top Al-Badr commander was among two militants killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday evening.
However, train services between Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir was not affected and trains were running as per schedule.
Train service r


Monday, January 14, 2019Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for PoK

Srinagar, Jan 14: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) left here on Monday morning to cross over to another side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, official sources said.

They said the cross-LoC bus left Bemina in Srinagar despite chilly weather conditions due to sub-zero