Jammu and Kashmir

Friday, August 7, 2020Illegal structures cropping up in Srinagar, Crime Branch Kashmir conducts raids: Spokesman

Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir on Friday said that they have started a probe into the reports that illegal structures and shopping malls have been built in Srinagar against norms.

“There are Complaints that reportedly Illegally constructions especially shopping malls have cropped up in Srinagar city, this has happened through large scale flouting of construction norms,” said a spokesman.


Friday, August 7, 2020Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh may see temperature rise of 7 degrees by 2100: Study

Srinagar, Aug 7: Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh may witness a temperature increase of up to 6.9 degrees Celsius by the end of the century due to climate change, according to a study which warns that the glaciers in this Himalayan region could shrink by 85 per cent if the projections come true.

The study, published in the journal Climatic Change on July 29, predicted the impact of future climate cha


Friday, August 7, 2020Adhir questions Murmu's resignation as J&K Lieutenant Governor

Kolkata, Aug 7: Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday sought to know why G C Murmu resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, and alleged the former IAS officer paid the price for "venting his views".

The Election Commission had on July 28 taken exception to Murmu's reported remarks on the timing of polls in the union territor and said, in the co


Friday, August 7, 2020DGP sanctions rupees 80 lakh special welfare relief for NoKs of personnel who died in harness

Srinagar: In order to provide help to the families of the Police personnel who have passed away while in service, the Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh has sanctioned rupees 80 lakh as Special Welfare Relief in favour of dependents/legal heirs of five such deceased Police personnel.

The DGP has also sanctioned ex gratia of rupees 15 lakh for NoKs of three CRPF personnel of 92 Bn who


Friday, August 7, 2020Army Chief Narvane visits Central Command HQ in UP, meets Governor, CM

Lucknow, Aug 7: Chief of the Army Staff, General M M Naravane visited the Central Command Headquarters here in Lucknow Cantonment on Friday.

The Chief of Army Staff was briefed by Lieutenant General I S Ghuman, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Central Command on both operational and administrative aspects.

General Naravane ex


Friday, August 7, 2020#Covid-19 recovery rate improves to 67.98 pct; Govt proposes to launch National Clinical Registry for data collection

New Delhi: The total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country surpassed the 13.5 lakh mark today. A total of 13 lakh 78 thousand 105 people have recovered so far. In the past 24 hour, 49 thousand 769 recoveries have been reported across the country. With this, the recovery rate has improved to 67.98 per cent.

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry today said, a total of


Friday, August 7, 20206 civilians injured in Pak shelling on LoC

Srinagar: Six civilians were injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC in North Kashmir's Kupwara district on Friday, officials said.

According to reports, Pakistan resorted to shelling in Tangdhar and Rangward injuring three civilians in each of the two sectors.

"The six injured civilians have been evacuated and moved to a hospital," Shriram Ambarkar, SSP Kupwara, told agency.

The co


Friday, August 7, 2020Sarpanch killing aftermath: Congress Sarpanch resigns in Sopore village

Sopore: Following the killing of a BJP Sarpanch in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Thursday, a Congress sarpanch in Sopore area of north Kashmir's Baramulla resigned from the post on Friday afternoon.

An official said that a Sarpanch namely Mohammad Ramzan Lone son Ghulam Qadir Lone of Malmapanpora Dangerpora Tehsil of Sopore resigned from the post.

While talking to the news agency, Moh


Friday, August 7, 2020Militant hideout busted in J&K's Poonch

JAMMU: Security forces busted a militant hideout during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and recovered two AK rifles and four magazines.

Senior Superintendent of Police Poonch, Ramesh Angral said that a Cordon and Search Operation was launched by the army and police near Mangnar area.

“A militant hideout ha


Friday, August 7, 2020LoC flare-up: 3 civilians seriously injured in Karnah

Srinagar: Three civilians were injured as India and Pakistan troops exchanged fire along the Line of Control in Karnah area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday.

A senior army officer said that the Pakistan army resorted to ceasefire violation along the LoC by firing small arms and mortars, resulting in injuries to three persons. “Army gave befitting reply,” he added.

Official sour


Friday, August 7, 2020Dialogue with people will start soon, there should be peace in JK: new LG Manoj Sinha

Srinagar, Aug 7: Pitching for peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir, the union territory's new lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said the administration would soon initiate direct dialogue with the people to end the situation of uncertainty and the menace of terrorism.

Talking to reporters after taking oath, Sinha termed August 5 an important day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.


Friday, August 7, 2020Abducted soldier's clothes found in Kashmir orchard

Srinagar, Aug 7: Four days after an Indian Army soldier was abducted his clothes were found in an apple orchard, leading the security forces on Friday to intensify their search operation.

Rifleman Shakir Manzoor went missing on Monday.

He was reportedly abducted by terrorists as he was on his way to join back duty after spending the Eid festival with his family. He is a soldier working with


Friday, August 7, 2020Manoj Sinha takes oath as new LG of Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 7: Former Union minister Manoj Sinha was on Friday was sworn in as the new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, the first political leader to take charge of the union territory.

The 61-year-old, who is known for his connect with people, particularly in rural areas, was administered the oath of office by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal at a simple function in the


Friday, August 7, 2020Pak targets defence, civilian areas in Balakote

Srinagar: Pakistan on Friday initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in the Balakote sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir drawing a strong response from the army, officials said.

The incident came just a day after Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violation along the LoC in Mendhar and Balakote sectors. Army said it has retaliated befittingly to Pakistani aggression as they used small arms to f


Friday, August 7, 2020Come up with definite stand on 4G services in J&K: SC

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Supreme Court asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration that authorities concerned must come up with a definite stand on the possibility of restoring 4G services in select areas of the Union Territory. The apex court emphasised that this matter cannot be delayed any further.

A bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, R Subhash Reddy and BR Gavai asked Solicito


Friday, August 7, 2020CRPF man among seven die of Covid-19 in Kashmir, J&K toll reaches 453

Srinagar: The pandemic Friday claimed seven more lives in Kashmir, taking the toll of Covid related deaths in J&K to 453.

Officials told news agency, that seven persons who died include a 60-year-old woman from Sopore Baramulla, a 55-year-old man from Chersoo Awantipora, a 65-year-old woman from Sarnal Anantnag, a 32-year-old man from Hawal Srinagar, a 60-year-old man from HMT Srinagar, a 65-y


Friday, August 7, 2020Restrictions extended in Bandipora as 170 COVID-19 cases reported in five days

Srinagar: With 49 more positive cases and one COVID related death on Thursday, the District administration Bandipora has decided to extend lockdown restrictions for further 42 hours.

In a late-night order, the admin said that more than 170 positive cases have been reported in the district in the last five days out of which a huge number belongs to service providers..

It further said that ra


Friday, August 7, 2020Search operation launched in several villages near LoC in J&K's Poonch

Srinagar: The security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in several villages located close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Officials said that some specific information has been received by the forces after which joint teams of army and police started searches.

The areas under siege include Kalsaa forest in Upper Mangnar and


Thursday, August 6, 2020CRPF man among three more patients die of COVID in J&K, toll 437

Jammu: Three more patients, including a CRPF man who were tested positive for COVID-19, died on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of deaths due to the virus to 437 in the Union Territory.

Officials told the news agency that three patients who died include a 50-year-old CRPF man of 43 Battalion, a 65-year-old male from Rusoo Budgam and a 42-year-old male from Patoli Jammu.



Thursday, August 6, 2020G . M Saroori congratulate J&K candidates who cracked UPSC exams

JAMMU: Former Minister J&K, G. M Saroori today congratulated the sixteen candidates from J&K who successfully cracked the prestigious UPSC examinations, results of which were announced on Tuesday.

“My heartfelt congratulations to all the successful candidates who qualified country’s premier examination, especially those from Jammu and Kashmir, who made it to the list this year,” Saroori said.


Thursday, August 6, 2020After Rahul, Priyanka demands Soz's release

New Delhi, Aug 6: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday demanded immediate release of senior party leader Saifuddin Soz, who continues to be under house arrest.

Ms Vadra, accusing the government of getting down to dictatorship in Jammu and Kashmir, said that democracy is being muzzled in the valley and the leaders, who have always played an important role in consolidatin


Thursday, August 6, 2020504 JK separatist leaders signed 'good behaviour bond' before release from detention, says DGP

Srinagar, Aug 6: As many as 504 separatist leaders, who had been detained following the abrogation of Article 370 provisions a year ago, were released after they signed bond of "good behaviour", Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh said on Thursday.

Singh also said out of the 350 separatist leaders and stone pelters who had been sent to jails in other states, only 50-60 continued to rem


Thursday, August 6, 2020BJP leaders praise new Jammu & Kashmir LG Sinha as accomplished administrator

New Delhi, Aug 6: Lauding former Union minister Manoj Sinha as an accomplished administrator, BJP leaders on Thursday expressed confidence that his appointment as Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor will usher in development in the union territory.

"A gentle, erudite and experienced leader with loads of administrative experience as a minister to head J&K administration. J&K to progress on th


Thursday, August 6, 2020Article 370 nullification India's internal matter, other countries should not interfere: Naidu

New Delhi, Aug 6: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday advised nations, including those in India's neighbourhood, to refrain from commenting on its internal matters and asserted that the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir was taken in the larger interest to protect the unity, integrity and sovereignty of the country.

He also said that India was a parliamentary democracy and


Thursday, August 6, 2020Pak trying to sneak weapons into J-K using UAVs: DGP Dilbag Singh

Srinagar, Aug 6: Pakistan has adopted a new technique of sending arms and ammunition to Jammu and Kashmir using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and several such incidents have been detected in the recent past, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said on Thursday.

He also said less than 200 militants are currently active in Jammu and Kashmir, and just 26 terrorists could e


Thursday, August 6, 2020Omar Abdullah: BJP gets to celebrate but we are not allowed to meet in my father's lawn

Jammu, Aug 6: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah took to Twitter on August 5 to say that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gets to celebrate the first anniversary of the repudiation while valley-based leaders cannot meet in his father’s lawn.
Abdullah’s tweet came after a meeting of some political parties called by Jammu and Kashmir's veteran leader and his father Farooq Abdull


Thursday, August 6, 2020BSF constable held in cross-border smuggling case dismissed

Chandigarh, Aug 6: A BSF constable, who was arrested by the Punjab Police in a cross-border drugs and weapons smuggling case, has been dismissed from service, said an official statement of the BSF on Thursday.

Border Security Force Constable Rajendra Prasad was held along with two others by the Punjab Police on July 28 from his native place at Sriganganagar in Rajasthan.

"As per the Punjab


Thursday, August 6, 2020PM Modi remembers Swaraj on her death anniversary

New Delhi, Aug 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered senior BJP leader and former Union minister Sushma Swaraj on her first death anniversary on Thursday, saying she served India selflessly and was an articulate voice for the country at the world stage.

Former external affairs minister Swaraj died of cardiac arrest last year at the age of 67.

Hours before she died, Swaraj had tweeted p


Thursday, August 6, 2020Bank fraud case: ED raids former JK minister's son Hilal Rather

New Delhi, Aug 6: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday launched multiple raids in connection with a money laundering case linked to an alleged bank fraud probe against Hilal Rather, son of former Jammu and Kashmir minister Abdul Rahim Rather, officials said.

They said the raids are being conducted at 16 locations in Kashmir, Jammu, Delhi and Ludhiana.

The central probe agency has fi


Thursday, August 6, 2020Explosive shell recovered, destroyed in Noorpora Awantipora

Srinagar: An explosive shell was recovered and destroyed in Noorpora area of Awantipora in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.

An official said that locals informed concerned Police Station that a shell is lying on Noorpora Check link road.

He said that police reached the spot and called Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) to destroy the shell.

"Bomb disposal squad destroyed the shell


Thursday, August 6, 2020Manoj Sinah expected to arrive in Srinagar today, to be administered oath as J&K LG tomorrow

Srinagar: Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Manoj Sinah, whose name was cleared for the post of Lieutenant Governor of J&K today morning by the Government of India is expected to arrive in Srinagar in the afternoon and he will be administered oath of office tomorrow in Rajbhawan Srinagar.

Official said that Sinha is expected to arrive in Srinagar later in the afternoon. “He will be a


Thursday, August 6, 2020Naib tehsildar among four more die of COVID-19 in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Four more persons including a senior Revenue Officer died of COVID-19 in Kashmir, thus taking the toll of deaths due to the virus to 434 in Jammu and Kashmir. With fresh four deaths, the toll has crossed 400-mark in the Valley.

Officials told the news agency, that four patients who died today include a 55-year-old patient from Molu Chitragam, an 82-year-old man from Nowgam Srinagar,


Thursday, August 6, 2020Yogi congratulates Manoj Sinha for being appointed as J&K Lt Governor

Lucknow, Aug 6: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday congratulated former Railway minister Manoj Sinha for being appointed as the Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a message, Mr Adityanath said, " A committed public leader, an able administrator and with full of organisational skill, my congratulation to Mr Manoj Sinha for being appointed as the Lt Governor of J&K."



Thursday, August 6, 2020At least 40 Injured in Grenade Attack at Rally in Pakistan - Reports

Islamabad, Aug 6: At least 40 people were injured in a grenade attack at a rally in the Pakistani city of Karachi, The Dawn newspaper reported citing officials.

The rally was held by the Jamaat-i-Islami organization (banned in Russia) in connection with the first anniversary of India's abolition of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, whose territory is claimed by Pakistan.

According to East SSP


Thursday, August 6, 2020Ratle hydroelectric power project to be revived soon: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: The 850-MW Ratle hydroelectric power project in Jammu and Kashmir, work on which was stalled for the past six years, will be revived soon, Union minister Jitendra Singh said.

The hydroelectric project is a run-of-river scheme located on river Chenab in Kishtwar district of the union territory.

The preliminary work such as construction of access roads and diversion tunnels was sta


Thursday, August 6, 2020India firmly rejects China's attempt to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC

New Delhi, Aug 6: India on Thursday hit out at China for making yet another attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council, saying it "firmly" rejects Beijing's "interference" in the country's internal affairs.

"We have noted that China initiated a discussion in the UN Security Council on issues pertaining to the Indian Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir," the Ministry of Extern


Thursday, August 6, 2020Manoj Sinha appointed as new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, August 06 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday appointed former Union minister Manoj Sinha as the next Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He will replace Girish Chandra Murmu who resigned on Wednesday.

In a release confirming this same, the President house said, "The President has been pleased to appoint Shri Manoj Sinha, to be the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir


Wednesday, August 5, 2020HC says can't interfere with govt decision on banning use of social media by defence officers

New Delhi, Aug 5: If the government has concluded that permitting use of certain social networking websites, including Facebook and Instagram, by its defence personnel is enabling enemy countries gain an edge, the courts would be loath to interfere with the decision, the Delhi High Court said on Wednesday.

It said warfare in today's world is not confined to "accession of territory" but extend


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Raj Bhavan cancels ‘At Home’ function in view of COVID-19 pandemic

Srinagar, August 05: In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘At Home’ function for this year’s Independence Day to be hosted by the Raj Bhavan, Srinagar, as per past practice, stands cancelled.

The decision was taken after assessing the current circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and keeping in view the compliance of all healthcare protocols


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Army's Northern Command Chief meets Lt Governor

Srinagar, August 05: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Northern Command, Lt Gen Y K Joshi today met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.

The Lt Governor and Lt Gen Joshi discussed about various important issues pertaining to the prevailing security scenario and the overall security management in Jammu and Kashmir.

Lt Gen Y K Joshi briefed


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Curfew-like restrictions in Bhaderwah on first anniversary of Article 370 abrogation

Srinagar: Restrictions, mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, were enforced in Jammu and Kashmir’s additional district Bhaderwah today on the first anniversary of revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Several regional parties, including the Jammu Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) has asked their workers to hold protests on the day.

Curfew-like restrictions were imposed


Wednesday, August 5, 2020J&K'ians deserve statehood with special status: AJKYF

AJKYF hold digital protest for downgrading J&K State

Jammu, Aug 5: All J&K Youth Federation (AJKYF) members hold digital protest across the downgraded State of J&K against the central government by observing 5th August as Black Day and demanded restoration of lost pristine and glory of Jammu and Kashmir.

AJKYF members in a joint press statement said that the youth of the downgraded state had suffered alot after removal of Article 370 & 35-A whi


Wednesday, August 5, 2020'B2V' programme among 36 major achievements since Art 370 axing: J&K govt

Srinagar, Aug 5: The unique 'Back to Village' (B2V) initiative is among 36 major people's programmes which the Jammu and Kashmir government says it has achieved in one year since abrogation of Article 370 that gave special status to the erstwhile state.

The programme, under which 20,000 development works were identified directly by the people, generated such enthusiasm that a resident of Shopi


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Meeting of parties called by Farooq Abdullah not held due to restrictions imposed by authorities: NC

Srinagar, Aug 5: A meeting of some political parties called by Jammu and Kashmir's veteran leader Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday to discuss the situation arising out of the abrogation of Article 370 provisions a year ago could not be held due to strict restrictions imposed by authorities, his National Conference said.

Abdullah had invited leaders of several political parties to his residence on


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Transformation underway in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh: Jaishankar

New Delhi, Aug 5: A transformation is underway in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday on the first anniversary of the Centre's decision to revoke the special status of the region.

Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar highlighted application of progressive laws, delivery of social justice, empowerment and support for vulnerable sections and rolling o


Wednesday, August 5, 2020BJP celebrates first anniversary of scrapping of Article 370, 35 A

Srinagar, Aug5: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday celebrated the first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A by hoisting national flag and distributing sweets in the Kashmir valley.

On this day in 2019, Centre scrapped special status, that was granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP in the Union Territory has given a call for c


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Kashmiris celebrate one year of abrogation of Art. 370

Srinagar: Rejecting Pakistan's efforts to create a false narrative about abrogation of Article 370, hundreds of Gujjars, Bakarwals and other Kashmiri sightseers from Kupwara, Tangdhar and Handwara on Wednesday celebrated Bangus Awaam Mela to commemorate the first anniversary of the scrapping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir

The Annual Fair saw participation with great fanfare for two


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Grenade attack in Shopian, no injury

Srinagar: Suspected militants hurled a grenade followed by firing on security forces in Bonbazar area of South Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday.

A senior Police officer said that militants lobbed grenade followed by firing on Forces, however in this incident no loss of life or injury has been reported.

Meanwhile whole area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Mob vandalises Lakhanpur toll plaza in Kathua, 6 arrested

Jammu: A mob attacked and ransacked the Lakhanpur toll plaza in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district after its staffers allegedly manhandled a commuter, police said.

Six staffers of the toll plaza have been arrested and an FIR has been registered against those who involved in vandalising the toll collection counters, Senior Superintendent of Police (Kathua) Shailendra Mishra told reporters.


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Around 40 mortar shells recovered

SAMBA: Around fourty old and rusted mortar shells were recovered from village Amowal.

As per police sources, Rakesh Kumar, son of Bham Dev of village Amowal while working in his agriculture land at village Amobal noticed mortar shells and informed the police.

On getting information, police team along with Bomb Disposal Squad reached the spot and took around 40 shells into their custody.


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Qureshi writes to UN official on Kashmir issue: FO

Islamabad: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has once again written to the President of the UN Security Council, raising the Kashmir issue, the Foreign Office said.

Qureshi sent the letter ahead of the first anniversary of India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019.

Pakistan has been unsuccessfully trying to drum up international supp


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Altaf Bukhari felicitates JK candidates for cracking UPSC exams

sRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday felicitated all candidates from Jammu and Kashmir who cracked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil service exam-2019.

In a statement, Bukhari said their success has vindicated his belief in the capabilities and potential of the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The young boys and girls who


Tuesday, August 4, 2020Lt Governor congratulates successful UPSC candidates from J&K

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 04: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today congratulated the candidates from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for cracking the Civil Services Examination.
In a congratulatory message, the Lt Governor conveyed his warm felicitation to all the successful candidates for the commendable accomplishment and expressed hope that they would discharge their duties with


Tuesday, August 4, 2020Delegations of Hot Mix Plant Owners Association, JK Cements Employees Association led by Dr Andrabi call on Lt Governor

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 04: Delegations of All Kashmir Hot Mix Plant Owners Association and J&K Cements Employees Association led by Member, Central Waqf Council and Chairperson, Waqf Development Committee, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The members of the All Kashmir Hot Mix


Tuesday, August 4, 2020Lt Governor calls for effective conservative measures to restore ecosystem of Dal Lake

Holds video conference with Committee of Experts

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 04: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today held a meeting, through video conference, with the Committee of Experts (CoE) to discuss the modalities for taking effective conservative measures to restore the pristine glory of water bodies like Dal & Nageen.
A detailed deliberation was held on various important measures required to be undertaken for restoration, maintenan


Tuesday, August 4, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,83,833 stranded JK residents; 1,97,061 via Lakhanpur, 86,772 through special trains

JAMMU, AUGUST 04: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,83,833 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has r


Tuesday, August 4, 20204% seats in professional institutions reserved for Ladakh

24 engineering seats, 35 medical seats for students from UT of Ladakh, in academic year 2020-21

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 04: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting to review status with regard to reservation of seats for students belonging to the Union Territory of Ladakh in professional institutions, for the academic year 2020-21.
The meeting was informed that the reservation in professional institutions is governed in terms of Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act and Rules


Tuesday, August 4, 2020Union Home Secy reviews COVID-19 management in J&K

J&K has better than national average testing, lower spread of disease

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 04: The Union Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla, today chaired a high level meeting to review the management of COVID-19 pandemic in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Chief Secretary, J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam, Financial Commissioner, H&ME, Atal Dulloo, Additional Secretary (UT), Govind Mohan, Joint Secretary, Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary (JK), Manish Tiwari an


Tuesday, August 4, 2020COVID-19: Total crosses 22k with 590 new cases in J&K, toll rises to 407

Jammu, Aug 4: The total number of Coronavirus positive cases Monday crossed 22,000 mark while 12 patients died taking the total death toll due to Covid-19 to 407 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Officials said that the new COVID-19 cases including 157 from Jammu and 433 from Kashmir reported taking the overall tally past 22006 marks in J&K.Moreover, at least 13 more people died of Coronavirus taking the to


Tuesday, August 4, 2020Two-day curfew, restrictions in Kashmir on August 5 eve

Srinagar: Curfew and restrictions for 2 days were imposed across Kashmir valley late on Monday evening hours after a high level security review meeting.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC), Chinar Corps, Lt Gen B.S. Raju, and Director General Ppolice, Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbag Singh, co-chaired a meeting of the Core Group consisting of top officials of the civil administration, intelligence age


Sunday, August 2, 2020Bulletin on Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

JK reports 444 new positive cases, 13127 recovered so far

JAMMU, AUGUST 02: The Government on Sunday informed that 444 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 206 from Jammu division and 238 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 21416. Also 08 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 256 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and dis


Sunday, August 2, 2020Advisor Baseer Khan greets people on Raksha Bandhan

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 02: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan has extended greetings to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
In his message of greetings, the Advisor observed that Raksha Bandhan is a unique representation of India’s cultural ethos, symbolizing the special bonds between brothers and sisters.
While felicitating peopl


Sunday, August 2, 202030 COVID-19 patients recovered, discharged from GMC Doda

DODA, AUGUST 02: In a major breakthrough amid COVID-19 Scare, authorities in Doda have discharged 30 more COVID-19 patients who were found positive in the district from Government Medical College Doda and other designated Isolation Centre after all of them have recovered from the disease.
So far 169 Covid-19 patients have recovered among the 288 total active patients admitted in the hospitals an


Sunday, August 2, 2020Advisor Khan felicitates people on Raksha Bandhan

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 02: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan has felicitated the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
In his message of felicitations, Advisor Khan expressed hope that this auspicious occasion would usher a new era of peace, amity, harmony, progress and prosperity in J&K.
The Advisor observed that Raksha Bandhan is a unique representation


Sunday, August 2, 2020Lt Governor greets people on Raksha Bandhan

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 02: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has extended his heartiest greetings to the people of J&K on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
In his message of greetings, the Lt Governor observed that Raksha Bandhan is a festival symbolic of love and respect between brothers and sisters which defines the unique feature of India’s cultural ethos.


Sunday, August 2, 2020Advisor Sharma greets people on Raksha Bandhan

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 02: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, KK Sharma has extended greetings to the people of J&K on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

In a message, the Advisor said that the festival is one of the most important ones in our cultural milieu, being celebrated since times immemorial and denotes the strong bond of love between a brother and sister based on love, compassion and p


Sunday, August 2, 2020Advisor Bhatnagar greets people on Raksha Bandhan

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 02- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar has extended his warm greetings to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on eve of Raksha Bandhan, saying the festival celebrates the sacred bond of commitment between brothers and sisters.

In his message, the Advisor said, Raksha Bandhan symbolises the virtues of love, affection and mutual trust and reaffirms the strong bond


Sunday, August 2, 2020Class IV posts: JKSSB’s Portal records 4, 04, 200 registrations; 2,05, 400 candidates submit online application so far

JAMMU, AUGUST 02: Till today morning, 4,04,200 Registrations have been done by the candidates on JKSSB’s Online Portal, since the commencement of online application submission from 10th July, 2020 and 2,05,400 candidates completed their online application submission process for Class IV posts. Also 46,100 applications have been submitted online for the post of Accounts Assistant. It has been note


Sunday, August 2, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,79,203 stranded JK residents; 1,93,905 via Lakhanpur, 85,298 through special trains

JAMMU, AUGUST 02: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,79,203 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.

As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has r


Sunday, August 2, 2020Chenab rail bridge to be ready by next year

New Delhi, Aug 2: The world's highest railway bridge over river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir will be ready by next year, and will connect the valley with the rest of India by train for the first time by 2022, officials said on Sunday.

The bridge, which has a central span of 467 metres, is being built at a height of 359 metres from the bed level. The height of Qutab Minar in Delhi is 72 metres a


Sunday, August 2, 2020One year of union territory status: Ladakh brims with hope

Leh/New Delhi, Aug 2: Unlike every other summer when the bazaars are teeming with tourists, this season, due to the coronavirus pandemic, life in Leh, is placid. Yet as the sharp sun shines on the rugged mountains of the high-altitude desert of Ladakh, natives step out wearing masks and hope. Reason -- Ladakh is happy with its union territory status.

On August 5 last year, the central governme


Sunday, August 2, 20205 vehicles seized for illegal mining

REASI: Tightening noose over people involved in illegal mining, Reasi police seized five vehicles.

As per details, during intervening night of July30-31, 2020, a party from Police Station Reasi laid a Naka at Simbal Choa and seized two dumpers for illegally extracting sand from Dera Bhabbar Nallah.

The seizure was made by the Police party led by SI Pardeep Singh of Police Station Reasi unde


Sunday, August 2, 2020Pillion rider dies, Motorcyclist injured in Budgam road mishap

Budgam : A pillion rider was killed while as motorcyclist sustained injuries after they met with an accident near Sahara Automobiles at Aripanthan village in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Official sources told news agency TNN that a motorcycle bearing registration number MH12FB/1591 collided with a Wagonor vehicle bearing registration number JKO1P 0218 at about 08.30 hours Saturday mornin


Sunday, August 2, 2020Lt Governor greets people on Raksha Bandhan

Srinagar, August 02: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has extended his heartiest greetings to the people of J&K on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

In his message of greetings, the Lt Governor observed that Raksha Bandhan is a festival symbolic of love and respect between brothers and sisters which defines the unique feature of India’s cultural ethos.


Sunday, August 2, 20202 Punjab based drug smugglers arrested, 92 Kilograms of Poppy Straw recovered: Police

JAMMU: District Police Kathua today claimed to have arrested two Punjab based drug smugglers and recovered 92 Kilograms of Poppy straw from their possession at Rajbagh in District Kathua.

According to the reliable sources information, a team of Rajbagh Police station headed by inspector Bhupinder Singh SHO Rajbagh Police station laid vehicle Nakka checking at Jammu Pathankot National Highway a


Sunday, August 2, 2020Rahul Gandhi demands release of Mehbooba Mufti

New Delhi, Aug 2: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday demanded release of detained former Jammu and Kashmir chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, saying that it is high time that she is released.

"India’s democracy is damaged when GOI illegally detains political leaders. It’s high time Mehbooba Mufti is released", Mr Gandhi wrote on twitter.

The Congress leader's comments came just three days b


Sunday, August 2, 2020Casual labour dies of electrocution in Srinagar

Srinagar: An employee of Power Development Department (PDD) died hours after he was electrocuted at Danamazar Safakadal in Srinagar.

Officials said that Riyaz Ahmad Rather, son of Abdul Rehman Rather of Kreshbal Noorbagh who was working as PDL in PDD was critically injured after he received electric shock at Danamazar Safakadal on Saturday.

He received electric shock when he was busy with m


Sunday, August 2, 2020NEP to help armed forces identify youth from rural areas for soldiering: Gen Bipin Rawat

New Delhi: Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat has said that New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 will transform the process of learning in the country and will help armed forces to identify youth from rural areas for soldiering.

He said, the multi-entry and exit schemes at the college level will be a welcome change for our youth.

The Chief of Defence Staff said, teaching faculties will have


Sunday, August 2, 2020Only 3 ventilators, 6 ICU bed for every two lakh people across J&K

Healthcare scarcity weakens UT in COVID fight

Jammu: As the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are surging at rapid pace, the healthcare institutions -both governmentand private- are facing a herculean task to tackle the fatal diseases owing to limited infrastructure.

A recent finding by an international agency has placed J&K at poor 33rd spot in terms of availability of Ventilators, Intensive


Sunday, August 2, 2020Extension of Mehbooba Mufti's detention abuse of law: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said the extension of PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti's detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) is an "abuse of law" and "assault" on the constitutional rights of every citizen of the country.

Wondering how a 61-year-old former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister is a threat to public safety, he sought her immediate release from detention.

"The ext


Sunday, August 2, 2020‘Ensure wellbeing of artists’ HC directs J&K, Ladakh UTs

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the union territories of J&K and Ladakh to ensure that steps are taken for the welfare and well-being of the traditional and folk artists.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sanjay Dhar was hearing a Public Interest Litigation on Covid-19, examining the difficulties faced by several marginalized groups in both


Saturday, August 1, 202010 vehicles engaged in illegal mining seized

Jammu (Jhajjar Kotli), Aug.01 : Ten vehicles engaged in illegal mining were seized in Sub Division Nagrota. As per police sources, tightening noose against illegal mining operational in river Tawi area and many adjoining streams in violation to High Court orders, various teams led by SHO Jhajjar Kotli Inspector Rajesh Khajuria, Incharge Police Post Manwal SI Vikram Singh jasrotia and Incharge Pol


Saturday, August 1, 2020Pakistani spy drone spotted in Jammu and Kashmir's Hiranagar sector

Jammu: The patrolling party of BSF's 19th battalion which was doing its routine patrolling in the area along the border spotted a Pakistani drone flying along the Line of Control near Hiranagar sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the reports, the BSF personnel noticed the drone at around 10:30 pm on Friday (July 31) near a border post after which a search operation was launched in the a


Saturday, August 1, 20203 more states, 1 UT join ration card portability scheme

New Delhi, Aug 1: The states of Manipur, Nagaland, Uttarakhand and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have also been integrated into the National Portability for ration cards, which already had 20 states/UTs on board.

Now, 24 states/UTs are connected under 'One Nation, One Ration Card' (ONORC) from August 1, 2020, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said on Saturday.


Saturday, August 1, 2020"Chhari Pujan" performed with great zeal and religious fervour at Dashnami Akhara Poonch.

The holy mace received warm reception at Buddha Amarnath shrine

Jammu: The historic Chhari yatra was taken out with great pomp and religious fervour from Dashnami Akhara here today.This year the yatra witnessed very few devotees, sadhus due to prevailing situation of COVID-19 pandemic.The Chhari yatra was commenced with Chhari Puran in early morning by chanting different mantras and bhajans at akhara mandir by His Holiness Atal Pithadishwar Rajguru Acharya Ma


Saturday, August 1, 2020Govt focuses on healthcare, employment and ease of governance in JK

Srinagar, Aug 2: A year after the abrogation of special status to the erstwhile state, the focus of Jammu and Kashmir administration has been on ten fields, especially health sector, ease of governance and democratic decentralisation, officials said on Saturday.

Listing achievements of the administration, the officials said it adopted the concept of 'Naya Kashmir', ensured social sector develo


Saturday, August 1, 2020Restore defunct water supply schemes in Kalakote:WACK

JAMMU: A virtual meeting-cum-protest on “Water crisis in Kalakote” was held today which was otherwise scheduled to be held at Kalakote today i.e., 31-07-2020 at 11 am by Water Action Committee Kalakote (WACK).The virtual conference participants were wearing black batches and depicting their problems of water scarcity, misuse of funds, non-availability of operational infrastructure and manpower on


Saturday, August 1, 2020Politicians with vested interests creating myth about new Domicile Law: Dr Jitendra Singh

Jammu, Aug 1: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh announced today that this is the fable created by those politicians of the foregoing state who had endowed interests.
In an absolute interview to a national magazine on the eve of completion of one year of annulling of Article 370 and 35 (a), Dr Jitendra Singh said “It is not the population of demography they are worried about, it is vote bank demog


Saturday, August 1, 2020Monsoon: July ends with 10-pc deficiency, rainfall likely to be normal in second half of season

New Delhi: July ended with a 10-per cent rainfall deficiency but monsoon is likely to be normal in the second half of the four-month rainfall season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said the month of July ended with a 10-per cent rainfall deficiency, mostly due to low rains in parts of north and central India.

The IMD had predicted t


Saturday, August 1, 2020Madrasa head booked for 'hurting' religious feelings

Banihal: The head of a madrasa in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district was booked for allegedly hurting religious feelings, officials said.

The case was registered against Ghulam Rasool in Banihal on the complaint of a religious leader over an advertisement in a newspaper, the officials said.

Rasool was booked under Section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious fe


Saturday, August 1, 2020Muslims in Kashmir Valley offer Eid prayers while maintaining social distancing

Srinagar, Aug 1: Eid al-Adha celebrations in Kashmir on Saturday were a low-key affair as most of the faithful marked the festival of sacrifice by offering prayers in small groups and observing social distancing in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

No Eid prayers were offered in major mosques and shrines of Kashmir as police enforced the strict restrictions in most parts of the valley, including


Saturday, August 1, 2020Hand grenade found by roadside in J-K

Srinagar, Aug 1: Security forces on Saturday found a hand grenade lying by the side of a road in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

Cops found the grenade lying by the roadside near main chowk in Tral area of Pulwama district around 10.30 am, a police official said.

He said a bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot and the grenade was destroyed without causing any loss.


Saturday, August 1, 2020Twenty-eight road projects under PMGSY-II inaugurated for J&K

Jammu: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today laid foundation stones online for various construction works being undertaken under PMGSY-II in J&K.

The projects include 28 roads costing around Rs 175 crore under PMGSY-II to be constructed in v


Saturday, August 1, 2020SC says no registration of BS-IV vehicles till it decides on the matter

New Delhi: The Supreme Court ordered that no BS-IV vehicles will be registered with the authorities concerned till it decides on the matter connected with the sale of vehicles during the nationwide lockdown.

During a brief hearing on Friday, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that no BS-IV vehicle will be registered by the authorities till the court decides on the matter. The bench has