Jammu and Kashmir

Thursday, September 19, 2019Div Com holds Gramsabha, listens to people’s grievances at Akhnoor

Asks for promoting the historical town to attract tourists

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 19: Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma today conducted an extensive tour of Akhnoor Tehsil under public outreach programme and listened to people’s issues at a Gramsabha in Panchayat Kathar.

The Div Com also held a meeting with elected representatives of Municipal Committee and the staff where he directed for promoting the historical Akhnoor town to attract tourists.



Thursday, September 19, 2019DDC Jammu reviews progress on PDD schemes, Gole Gujral cluster village project

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 19: District Development Commissioner, Sushma Chauhan today reviewed the status of power projects aimed at to improve the power supply scenario in the district, here at a meeting of senior functionaries of Power Development Department and allied wings.

Engineers from EM&RE Wing, S&O Wing, Project Wing, Chief Planning officer beside other senior officers, attended the meeti


Thursday, September 19, 2019Kabaddi tournament concludes at Rajouri

RAJOURI SEPTEMBER 19: The two day divisional level kabaddi tournament for boys concluded today here at Palam. The valedictory function was presided over by District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad. The tournament was organised by Department of Youth Services and sports.

Over 230 players of U/14,U/17 and U/19 age group from eight districts of Jammu division, including, Poonch, Ra


Thursday, September 19, 2019Advisor Ganai chairs 16th board meeting of JKBOCWWB

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Adviser to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai chaired the 16th board meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB).
CEO/Secretary, JKBOCWWB Muzaffer Ahmad Pir gave a brief introduction about the board and members were apprised about various welfare schemes and last years performance.
The efforts of the board in incurring the exp


Thursday, September 19, 2019Combined delegation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry and All J&K Transport Welfare Association (J&K) meets Governor

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Combined delegation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry and All J&K Transport Welfare Association (J&K) led by Sh. Rajesh Gupta and Sh. S.T.S Wazir, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation requested Governor for withdrawal of 9 % and 10 % of onetime tax imposed by the J&K Government on all commercial and non commercial vehicles of J&K; reco


Thursday, September 19, 2019Central Government’s Advisory Committee constituted under Section 85 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 meets Governor

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: The Central Government’s Advisory Committee constituted under Section 85 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 comprising Chairman Sh. Sanjay Mitra and Members Sh. Arun Goyal and Sh. Giriraj Prasad, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The Members of the Committee discussed with Governor various important issues regarding distribution of


Thursday, September 19, 2019DDC Kupwara inspects construction works of GDC Bohipora, WDC Salkoot

Reviews measures taken for making Kupwara polythene free

KUPWARA, SEPTEMBER 19: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today inspected ongoing construction work of Government Degree College (GDC) Boys Bohipora, and Women’s Degree College (WDC), Salkoot coming up at an estimated cost of Rs 16.23 crore in the district.
The DDC was informed, that Rs 7.20 crore have been expended on the execution of WDC while as Rs 3.20 crore have b


Thursday, September 19, 2019FAC clears highest ever number of proposals of public importance-48 cases cleared

Chief Secretary emphasizes on close monitoring of development works in forest areas

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam in its 115th meeting held in Civil Secretariat, Srinagar cleared 48 proposals regarding use of 137 hectares of forest land for various projects of public importance in road, railway, drinking water, power and education sectors on specified terms and conditions.
It would be relevant to ment


Thursday, September 19, 2019Advisor Khan reviews working of Tribal Affairs Deptt

Directs providing adequate facilities in Tribal schools, hostels

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan Thursday directed the officers of Tribal Affairs department to pace up various developmental works, that are under progress, for the welfare of tribal people.
The Advisor made these remarks during a meeting to review the functioning of Tribal Affairs department at Civil Secretariat here.
He directed speedy execution of works, like constru


Thursday, September 19, 2019Symposium on ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ held at GDC Sunderbani

RAJOURI SEPTEMBER 19: As a part of campaign against single use plastic, a conference cum symposium on "Swachhta hi Sewa" was today organised here at Government Degree College Sunderbani.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sunderbani, Vinod Kumar Benhal was the chief Guest.
A number of students presented their views on the topic. The college students also presented a group song on Swachhta hi Sewa,


Thursday, September 19, 2019DIPR’s Cultural Wing organises symposium on “Drug De-Addiction”

Avni adjudged best speaker

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 19: Avni, a student of 11th standard, was adjudged best speaker in a symposium on “Drug De-Addiction” organized by the Cultural Wing, Department of Information & Public Relations(DIPR’s), Jammu at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Nowabad Jammu here today.
Vice Principal of the host School, Koushal Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion.
The second and


Thursday, September 19, 2019Reading room for senior citizens inaugurated at Reasi

REASI SEPTEMBER 19: District and Sessions Judge Kamlesh Pandita and Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib today inaugurated a Reading Room for senior citizens at Government Hostel of Boys Higher Secondary School, Reasi.
Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Anjum Ara, President Municipal Committee Reasi, Sudesh Puri and members besides senior and prominent citizens were present on the occ


Thursday, September 19, 2019Workshop on Swachh Survekshan-2020 organized

Mayor JMC stresses upon all stake holders to participate in mission

JAMMU SEPT 19: A day-long regional workshop regarding the Swachh Survekshan-2020 was organized by the Directorate of Urban Local Bodies under Swachh Bharat Mission in association with the Jammu Municipal Corporation at Convention Centre here today.
The workshop was inaugurated by Mayor JMC Chander Mohan Gupta while Deputy Mayor Purnima Sharma, Director Urban Local Bodies Jammu Veerji Hangloo, Co


Thursday, September 19, 2019DLSA holds awareness camp on “No plastic/Poythene usage”, “Implementation of Solid waste management”

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 19: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Jammu, Vinod Chatterji Koul and under the supervision of its Secretary, Naushad Ahmed Khan, today organised an awareness programme regarding “No plastic/Poythene usage” and “Implementation of Solid waste management by laws, 2018” at Government Girls Higher Secondary Schoo


Thursday, September 19, 2019Divisional level Inter District Volley ball tournament concludes at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER-19:- Divisional level Inter-District Volleyball tournament for boys 2019-20 in all age groups concluded here at Government Degree College Udhampur.
Around 215 boys from different districts of Jammu Division participated in the tournament.
SSP Mohan Lal ADO Outdoor, Sher-e-Kashmir Police Academy Udhampur was the chief guest while Principal of the College


Thursday, September 19, 2019DIPR organises seminar on “Protection of Children from Sexual Violence’ at Ramban

RAMBAN, September, 19: District Information Centre today organised a seminar on “J&K Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Act 2018” at Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Ramban.
The event has been organised to implement the initiative taken up by Director Information and Public Relations, Dr. Sehrish Asgar, for generating awareness among the children regarding this Ac


Thursday, September 19, 2019DIC Kathua organizes awareness programme on ‘Protection of Children from Sexual Violence’

KATHUA SEPTEMBER 19th:- With an aim to sensitize children about their rights and protection under various enactments, District Information Centre today organized an awareness programme on J&K Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Act 2018 in the premises of Gujjar & Bakkerwal Hostel here today.
District Health Officer Dr Savita Wazir, District Information Officer Kathua Parshotam Dass, As


Thursday, September 19, 2019DDC inaugurates Inter-District Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament at kishtwar

KISHTWAR SEPTEMBER 19: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana, today inaugurated two day Inter District (Divisional level) tennis ball cricket tournament of boys and girls at historic Chowgan Ground Kishtwar.
District Youth Services and Sports Officer (DYSSO) Jaffer Hussain Sheikh, Conveners, Technical Officials and Escorted officials along with students of participating schools w


Thursday, September 19, 2019DC Ramban launches 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign

RAMBAN SEPTEMBER 19: Deputy Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan, today launched 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign at Government High Secondary School to sensitize the public regarding implementation of restrictions on use of Single Use Plastic (SUP).
The event was organized by the district administration in collaboration with Judiciary and the Police department.
SSP, Anita Sharma, Secretary, District Legal


Thursday, September 19, 2019Awareness program on Drug Abuse organized at GDC Kathua

KATHUA SEPTEMBER 19: In continuation to the drive against the menace of habit forming drugs, Drug and Food Control Organization Kathua in collaboration with NSS Kathua unit organized an awareness program against Drug Abuse today at GDC Kathua.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer, was the chief guest on the occasion while SSP, Shridhar Patil was the guest of honour.
As many as, seven students


Thursday, September 19, 2019NDRF set to induct women personnel

Kolkata, Sep 19: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) would induct women personnel in its new battalions within the next one year, a top official said.

The Union government had in 2018 made a proposal to attach women contingents to NDRF battalions in the country.

"Earlier, we didn't have the barracks and other amenities for women personnel... But, we are now in a position to accommo


Thursday, September 19, 2019Normal life remains disrupted in Kashmir, reports of shopkeepers being threatened

Srinagar, Sep 19: Incidents of miscreants threatening shopkeepers and vandalising private vehicles have been reported from many places in Kashmir Valley where normal life remained disrupted for the 46th day on Thursday following abrogation of Article 370, officials said.

They said private cars have come under stone-pelting at many places as the miscreants want to enforce shutdown.



Thursday, September 19, 2019UN Chief asserts Indo-Pak dialogue for resolving Kashmir issue

United Nations, Sep 19: UN Chief Antonio Guterres has asserted that dialogue between India and Pakistan was an absolute essential element for resolving the Kashmir issue.

He said that human rights must be fully respected in the territory.

Dialogue between India and Pakistan is an "absolute essential element" for resolving the Kashmir issue and his good offices are available if both sides as


Thursday, September 19, 2019Imran leaves for two-day Saudi Arabia visit

Islamabad, Sep 19: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday left for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, ahead of his trip to the US for the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, an official statement said.

Khan has been in "regular contact" with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the Kashmir issue, Dawn news quoted the PMO statement as saying.

The Prime Minister ha


Thursday, September 19, 2019IGP reviews security scenario in Kishtwar, Doda

KISHTWAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh reviewed security and law and order situation in the two mountainous districts of Kishtwar and Doda.

He was accompanied by Bhim Sen Tuti DIG DKR Range, Mumtaz SSP Doda, Harmeet Singh SSP Kishtwar and other Gazetted Officers.

As part of his visit, IGP Jammu went around Kishtwar City to check on ground deployment and urged th


Thursday, September 19, 2019Flew the Tejas since it's indigenously developed: Rajnath

New Delhi, Sep 19: Following his maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), fully dressed in a G-Suit in Bengaluru on Thursday, Rajnath Singh, who became the first Defence Minister to fly the aircraft, said he was thrilled with the flight and chose to fly since it was indigenously developed.

The aircraft was piloted by senior Indian Air Force (IAF) officer Air Vice Marshal N. Tiwari


Thursday, September 19, 2019Imran, Bajwa discuss Kashmir situation

Islamabad, Sep 19: Chief of the Pakistan Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed several matters including the Kashmir situation and the latters forthcoming visits to the US and Saudi Arabia.

"Latest developments in the regional environment, situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the Prime Minister's forthcoming visit to Saudi Arabia and the US to attend


Thursday, September 19, 2019Vande Bharat connecting New Delhi-Katra to debut this Navaratri

New Delhi, Sep19: Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal informed that the trial run for Vande Bharat Express between New Delhi and Katra has been completed and that the train would make its debut on the route during the festival of Navaratri which is starting on September 29.

"I am very glad to inform that modern 'Make In India' product, the second Vande Bharat Express has completed its


Thursday, September 19, 2019Ignoring protests, Gates Foundation to give Modi global award

New York, Sep 19:The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be awarding the Global Gatekeepers Award to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in India's achievement sanitation, the organisation has announced.

"Modi is receiving an award at the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the progress India is making in improving sanitation, as part o


Thursday, September 19, 2019DDC reviews pace, progress of developmental projects in Baramulla

BARAMULLA: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo today chaired a meeting of concerned officers here to review the pace and position of various ongoing developmental projects in the district. The meeting also discussed the implementation of various developmental schemes and programmes.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Planning, CMO, engineers of various line


Thursday, September 19, 2019Awareness drive on plastic waste management held at Ganderbal

GANDERBAL: An awareness drive was conducted by Sindh Forest Division Ganderbal on the theme, “Ban on single use Plastic and its waste management” at Naranag, Ganderbal, in collaboration with Forest Protection Force, Social Forestry and State Forest Corporation of Ganderbal district.

During the drive, the locals were made aware of the ill effects of the Single Use Plastic and Polythene on the


Thursday, September 19, 2019No India talks unless J&K special status restored: Imran

Islamabad, Sep 19: Pledging to present the "Kashmir case" at the UN General Assembly "like no one ever did before", Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that there was no use talking to India unless restored Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

He made the statement at a presser on Wednesday after inaugurating the Integrated Transit Trade Management System at the Pakistan-Afghanistan bor


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Rs 16.5 crore released for completing major drinking water, drainage projects in Srinagar

26 works under drainage sector and 4 works under drinking water sector to be completed before end of current fiscal

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: The government has released around 16.5 crore rupees to complete major drainage and drinking water network projects in Srinagar.
This was informed here in a meeting with concerned departments held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.
The amount released under the Special Area Development Programme or SADP 2019-20 includes


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Governor and Union MOS Power inaugurate and lay foundation stone of several power projects in J&K and Ladakh

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: Governor Satya Pal Malik and Sh. R.K. Singh, Union Minister of State, Power, New and Renewable Energy and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship inaugurated a total of 15 and laid foundation of 20 power projects under PMDP, DDUGJY, IPDS and other Centrally Sponsored Schemes in a function held at the Raj Bhavan Auditorium complex here today.
Sh. Vijay Kumar, Sh. Khurshid


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Union MoS meets Governor

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: Sh. R.K. Singh, Union Minister of State, Power, New and Renewable Energy and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Governor and Sh. Singh discussed about various major initiatives taken by the Central Govt. to augment the power infrastructure in J&K and Ladakh and ensure 100 % electrification of all households.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC Pulwama launches ‘Swachta Hi Sewa’ campaign

PULWAMA, SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah today launched a sanitation campaign “Swachta Hi Sewa” here at DC Office Complex Pulwama.
The campaign was organized by Rural Development Department in collaboration with District Administration with an aim to aware the people about cleanliness and sanitation.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC said that the a


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC Kupwara reviews working of RDD, SPMRM

'Finalise documentation process for works under 14th FC'

KUPWARA, SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today chaired meetings to review the working of Rural Development Department (RDD) and pace of work on the Shayama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission (SPMRP) which is under operation in Khumriyal cluster of Kupwara district.
The first meeting discussed progress registered under 1st and 2nd phase of 14th Finance Com


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC Ganderbal holds public darbar at Shallabugh

GANDERBAL, SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali khan today conducted public outreach programme at Shallabugh, where he listened to the grievances of the public.
DDC was accompanied by ADDC, Shafqat Iqbal, ADC, Showkat Ahmad, ASP Ganderbal, Fayaz Hussain, besides other administrative officials.
During redressal camp, issues regarding road connectivity, water su


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC reviews pace, progress of developmental projects in Baramulla

BARAMULLA, SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo today chaired a meeting of concerned officers here to review the pace and position of various ongoing developmental projects in the district. The meeting also discussed the implementation of various developmental schemes and programmes.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Planning, CMO, engineers of v


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Commissioner FDA reviews functioning of department

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration, Vinod Sharma today reviewed functioning of both the wings of the department viz, Food and Drug.
With regard to expiry of License/Registration of Food Business Operators (FBOs), it was decided that FBOs will deposit the fee into the Account of the department and will complete the other formalities on the restoration of internet.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Awareness drive on plastic waste management held at Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, SEPTEMBER 18: An awareness drive was conducted by Sindh Forest Division Ganderbal on the theme, “Ban on single use Plastic and its waste management” at Naranag, Ganderbal, in collaboration with Forest Protection Force, Social Forestry and State Forest Corporation of Ganderbal district.
During the drive, the locals were made aware of the ill effects of the Single Use Plastic and Polyt


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Samoon reviews progress of languishing projects of AHD dept

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon today reviewed progress of various languishing projects of the departments.
The meeting was attended by Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir Abdul Salam Mir, Director Finance Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department Zahoor Ahmed Wani, Director Planning, District officers of the Kashmir division


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Fish farmers learn Hatchery Management skills at 3-day training programme

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 18: Fish Farmers of Jammu region were acquainted with the "Fish Hatchery Management" skills during a three day long training programme conducted by Regional Fish Farmers Development Agency under N F D B-HRD action plan 2019-20.

The programme was organized under the supervision of Chief Project Officer Fisheries, RFFDA, Ghoumanhasan, Gopal Krishan and attended by 50 progressive


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC Jammu reviews functioning of PHE Department

Seeks effective steps to meet water shortage in Jammu city

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner, Jammu, Sushma Chauhan today reviewed the functioning of PHE Department and asked for fast pacing the ongoing projects.

Detailed discussions were held regarding the schemes like National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), Schemes under NABARD, Water Supply Schemes, State Sector Scheme, state and district capex budget and languishing p


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Div Com reviews availability, supply of construction material in Jammu division

Asks departments to share requirements

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 18: Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting of Deputy Commissioners to review the availability and supply of construction material in the districts of Jammu division.

The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer, PMGSY, Chief Engineer, I&FC, Director Rural Development, Joint Director, Geology and Mining department besides senior functionaries of PWD, JKPCC,G


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Rajouri: Rs 9.47 lakh compensation provided under SDRF

RAJOURI SEPTEMBER 18: District Administration Rajouri has provided Rs 9.47 Lakh as compensation for damages to property due to natural calamities like flash floods, landslides, etc during the year 2019-20.
District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad sanctioned the funds in favour of 10 cases of damages to houses, cattle sheds and other structures in the year 2019-20.
The DDC said th


Wednesday, September 18, 2019BBBP campaign: Awareness programme organised at Rajouri

RAJOURI SEPTTEMBER 18: An awareness programme on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) campaign was held today here at Government Girls Model Higher Secondary School.
Nodal officer Beti Bachao,Beti Padhao, Bilal Rashid Mir supervised the event held in association with MSK Rajouri.
Kuldeep Raj Gupta, a renowned social worker was the chief guest.
In his address, Gupta said that nowadays girls are


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 18: As per Executive Engineer elect. M&RE Division-II Gandhi Nagar Jammu, to carry out development works, the power supply to Gulmurg Colony will remain affected on September 19, 21, 23, 24, 25 and 26 from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Gulmurg Colony will remain affected on September 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, and 26 from 3 pm to 6 pm.
Likewise, the power supply to


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Kansal inspects pace of work on upcoming Govt quarters at Jammu

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 18- Principal Secretary Planning Rohit Kansal today visited Government quarters Ahata Amar Singh, Sarwal Housing Colony and Muthi to take stock of ongoing construction work of government quarters besides repair and renovation works. He also visited 3 BHK flats at Muthi and inspected the ongoing works, which are nearing completion.
He was accompanied by Deputy Director Estates De


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Over 1000 students participate in anti- plastic rally at Nowshera

RAJOURI SEPTEMBER 18: Over a thousand students today participated in a rally at Nowshera town to spread the message of Swachhta hi Sewa and create mass awareness about ill-effects of indiscriminate use of plastic.
The rally was flagged off by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Sukhdev Singh Samyal in presence of Tehsildar, Babu Ram, Principals of Boys Higher secondary and Girls Higher secondary


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC Ramban chairs DLRC meeting

Asks bankers to meet priority sector lending targets

RAMBAN SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ramban, Nazim Zai Khan today reviewed Credit Debit (CD) ratio of banks here at a District Level Review Committee (DLRC).
The meeting was attended by manager RBI, Rahul Sharma, CPO, Dr. Kasturi Lal, Lead District Manager, Shkeel Ahmed Bhat, Director RSETI Subash Chander, DGM-NABARD, Arushi Sharma, CAO, CHO,GM DIC, AD


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Nukkad Natak, cleanliness drives organized in Reasi

REASI, SEPTEMBER 18: As a part of Sawachta hi Seva 2019, a series of awareness activities are being held across this district.
An awareness camp was organised today here at Government Higher Secondary Panthal.
The camp focused on the motivating young generation to shun single use plastic and collection and disposal of plastic waste.
Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Indu Kanwal Chib, DPO Reasi Parvin


Wednesday, September 18, 2019CVC chairs meeting of District Vigilance Officers

Calls for quality disposal of complaints

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 18: A meeting of District Vigilance Officers (DVOs) of Jammu Division was chaired by P.L Gupta, Chief Vigilance Commissioner, J&K, today here at State Vigilance Commission.
Gazzanfer Hussain, Vigilance Commissioner, Anand Jain, Director Anti-Corruption Bureau, Pardeep Kumar, Secretary, State Vigilance Commission and District Vigilance Officers (Addl Dy. Commissioners) of Jammu D


Wednesday, September 18, 2019UP BJP MLA makes derogatory remark on Nehru

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 : Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vikram Singh Saini, who represents the Khatauli assembly seat, has made an outrageous statement on India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, calling him "aiyaash" (immoral or philanderer).

He further said that Nehru divided the country after being fooled by the British.

The BJP lawmaker, known for his controversia


Wednesday, September 18, 2019PM Modi 'touched' by Anupam Kher's mother's wish on b'day

New Delhi, Sep 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received wishes from around the globe on his 69th birthday on Tuesday. Among the numerous wishes one that particularly touched Modi ji was one coming from veteran actor Anupam Kher and his mother.

The actor on Tuesday took to social media and posted a video in which he along with his mother can be seen wishing the Prime Minister on his birthday.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019PM showed Pak its place by abrogating Article 370, 35A: Shah

Jamtara (Jharkhand), Sep 18: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed Pakistan its place by abrogating Article 370 and 35A.

Shah also said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should clarify whether he is in favour of the Centre's decision on Article 370.

"By abrogating Article 370, Modi ji (Narendra Modi) showed Pakistan its place, and established that K


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Terror groups sealing shops, pasting threatening posters a regular feature in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 18: Incidents of terrorists sealing shops and posters, both handwritten and typed, being pasted in markets, mosques and other areas with do and don't diktats have become a regular feature in Kashmir Valley, say officials.

There have also been instances of armed militants walking into shops to warn owners to keep shutters down and barging into Jammu and Kashmir Bank branches in so


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Pak targets border outposts in Samba-Kathua sector

Jammu, Sept 18: Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday opened fire on border out posts (BoPs) along the International Border in Samba-Kathua sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior BSF officer said.

The Rangers fired from small arms on BoPs in Hirangar and Samba sectors from 0900 hours to 1100 hours, the officer told PTI.

BSF troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan retaliated, resulting in exchan


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Pakistan urges international community to take note of India's aggressive posturing to retake PoK

Islamabad, Sep 18: Pakistan has urged the international community to take note of India's aggressive posturing about taking "physical jurisdiction" of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, warning that such "belligerent" statements have the potential to further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace in the region.

Pakistan's statement came hours after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar asse


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Plea on restoring internet facilities in J&K hospitals in SC

New Delhi, Sep 18: A plea seeking directions to the Centre for restoration of internet facilities in hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir was mentioned for early hearing before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

A bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana asked the Registry to send the matter before Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

The plea was filed by Sameer Kaul, a renowned doctor from Delhi and National Co


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Rajnath gives a green signal to writing of India's border history

New Delhi, Sep 18: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has given approval for initiating work of writing the history of the country's borders.

'Mr Singh held a meeting with eminent personalities of Indian Council of Historical Research and officials of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Directorate General of Archives, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Def


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Army takes down Pak intruder near LoC

New Delhi, Sep 18: An infiltration bid by Pakistan across the Line of Control (LoC) was foiled by the Indian soldiers on the intervening night of September 12 and 13, when they also killed an intruder suspected to be a BAT commando, defence sources said.

The Army on Wednesday released a video of the incident, captured using a hand-held thermal imager.

Security agencies suspect the intruder


Wednesday, September 18, 2019China says Kashmir issue may not be a major topic during Modi-Xi summit

Beijing: China said the Kashmir issue may not be a major topic of discussion during the planned 2nd informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping, notwithstanding the high voltage campaign by its close ally Pakistan over India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Tension between India and Pakistan escalated after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir'


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Development should not be at cost of citizens: Aaditya

Thane, Sep 18: Asserting that development should not be at the cost of citizens and environment, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray has said his party opposed the Nanar refinery project in Maharashtra as "sons of the soil" were against it.

The proposed Rs 3 lakh crore refinery at Nanar in the state's Ratnagiri district was scrapped earlier this year after the Sena put up a stiff resistance.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019CEC Kargil reviews pace of progress on dev works, listens to people’s developmental issues during Silmoo Batalik tour

KARGIL: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan along with Executive Councillor for Works Aga Syed Abbass Razvi and Executive Councillor for Tourism Er Phunsog Tashi today laid the foundation stone of the raising works of the 2nd storey of the existing building of Higher Secondary School Silmoo being constructed at a cost of Rs 79.61 lacs under District Plan beside


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Udhampur DDC reviews implementation of PM–Kisan Yojana

UDHAMPUR: To review the achievement made in the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Yojana, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla today chaired a meeting of the concerned officers.

The DDC reviewed the Status of Data punching, Aadhar linking of bank accounts of farmers, Transfer of funds through DBT, Pendency of transfer of funds and details of rejection cases.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Rahul Gandhi's missing act

New Delhi, Sep 18: Ever since his mother Sonia Gandhi was elected as interim Congress president over a month ago, former party chief Rahul Gandhi has been missing from action.

Rahul quit the post of Congress president after the party's severe poll debacle and refused to reconsider his decision, despite being persuaded.

In his resignation letter, he had said no Gandhi should take over as th


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Congress hit by desertions

New Delhi, Sep 18: Following its dismal performance in the last Lok Sabha elections, the Congress has witnessed a severe crisis as many of the party leaders, including MLAs and MPs, have deserted the party and cost it its government in Karnataka.

The issue of exodus from the party figured at a meeting Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi had with party general secretaries, states' in-charg


Wednesday, September 18, 2019With over a dozen unique products in its kitty, Jammu still yearns for GI tag

Bhaderwahi Rajma, Kud Patisa, RS Pura Basmati, Jammu Anardana, Jammu Black Morels (Gucchi), Jammu Chikri wood work, Rajouri Darhal, Udhampur Kaladi, Paddar Sapphire, Basohli Pashmina Shawls, Basohli Paintings, Samba Calicos, White Honey of Doda, Kishtwar, Udhampur

JAMMU: The State of Jammu and Kashmir might boast of many unique products from its indigenous pool, however


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Modi lauds Patel's vision, says J&K decision inspired by him

Kevadiya, Sep 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded the vision of Sardar Patel, adding the BJP-led government's decision last month on Jammu and Kashmir was "an inspiration" from India's former home minister.

The Union government's decision on Kashmir is inspired by Sardar Patel and is an attempt to find solution to a decades-old problem, Modi, who turned 69 on Tuesday, said at a


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Union Min Reddy says Patel prevented another Kashmir-like situation by liberating Hyderabad

New Delhi, Sep 17: Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday expressed his gratitude to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on Hyderabad "Liberation Day", saying the freedom fighter "prevented another Kashmir-like situation" by liberating it from the Nizams.

September 17 marks the merger of the erstwhile Hyderabad state with the Indian Union in 1948.

The minister, in a series of twee


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Trump says will meet Modi, Imran Khan

Washington, Sep 17: US President Donald Trump has said that he would meet Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Imran Khan "soon", while maintaining that tensions between the two South Asian neighbours had reduced.

The US President made the comments while speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday.

He said "a lot of progress was made", in reference to deescalation o


Tuesday, September 17, 2019J&K police to raise 2 women battalions; recruitment from September 23

Jammu, Sept 17: The Jammu and Kashmir Police will raise two women battalions and as many border battalions, a spokesman said and informed that forms for post of constables will be available from September 23 to October 22.

“Candidates are informed that offline forms for the post of constable in two border battalions and two women battalions will be available at all district police offices from


Tuesday, September 17, 2019No compromise on India's security:HM Shah

New Delhi, Sept 17: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the Modi government will not tolerate any breach of India's territory and is ready to deal with any such acts strongly.

Shah also asserted that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been peaceful ever since the special status given to the state under 370 was abrogated on August 5 and added that not a single bullet has been fire


Tuesday, September 17, 2019How can PSA be slapped against Farooq Abdullah: Justice Hasnain Masoodi

Srinagar, Sep 17: How can PSA or Public Safety Act be slapped against National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah who has been in public life for 50 years, someone who has been an MP, and a three time Chief Minister, asks National Conference MP Justice Hasnain Masoodi in an interview with IANS.

"Dr Abdullah has put forth the Kashmir case for India before the international fora. Can he be a ri


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Rajnath to address 'Jan Jagran' rally in Jammu on Sep 22

Jammu, Sep 17: Union Defence Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh will address 'Jan Jagran' rally here on September 22.

During the rally, Mr Singh will apprise the people about the benefits of abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A, party sources said.

At Jammu, the rally will be held at Maharaja Hari Singh Park on banks of river Tawi bank where Mr Singh will throw light on both abrog


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Buddhist leader greets Modi as Ladakh celebrates post 370

Leh, Sep 17: Buddhist spiritual leader the Gyalwang Drukpa, who is heading the 17th century Hemis monastery of Drukpa lineage here, the largest in the Himalayas, on Tuesday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday.

"It is with great enthusiasm #NaropaFestival Organising Committee wishes Prime Minister Narendra Modi a very Happy Birthday!" Gyalwang Drukpa tweeted.

"We expres


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Unprecedented gesture by Trump shows he considers Modi his friend and ally

Washington, Sep 17: US President Donald Trump's decision to join Prime Minster Narendra Modi for the mega diaspora event "Howdy, Mody!" in Houston on September 22, suggests that Trump considers Modi to be his friend and ally, a former top Pakistani diplomat said Monday.

"President Trump is signalling clearly that while he may have hosted (Pakistan) Prime Minister Imran Khan, it is Prime Minis


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Why PSA against Abdullah now, because Vaiko filed petition in SC, asks Sibal

New Delhi, Sep 17: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday hit out at the BJP over the detention of Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act and questioned whether the step was prompted by MDMK chief Vaiko's plea in the Supreme Court seeking a directive that the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister be produced before it.

Abdullah has now been detained under the stringent Public Sa


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Bill Gates to honour India's Modi despite Kashmir concerns

Seattle (US), Sep 17: Bill and Melinda Gates aren't backing down from honouring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region.

A dozen people, some wearing "Free Kashmir" T-shirts, with the Justice For All coalition delivered 100,000 petition signatures to the Gates Foundation's Seattle headquarters on Monday, asking the world's la


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Will meet India, Pak PMs soon: Trump

Washington, Sep 17: US President Donald Trump said he will be meeting the prime ministers of India and Pakistan soon, even as he maintained that tension between the two Asian countries had reduced.

While Trump will address Indian-Americans, along with PM Modi, at the "Howdy Modi!" event in Houston on September 22, the American president did not say when or where will he be meeting PM Khan.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019District admin launches plastic waste management campaign

Kathua: As part of Prime Minister’s call to action for Plastic Waste Management, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer today flagged off a ‘Swachhta Rath’ organised by Rural Development and Panchayati Raj departments.

The event was aimed at to spread message regarding the urgent need of eliminating single-use plastic towards developing environmental friendly society in the distr


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Jammu admin braces up for festival season

JAMMU: District Administration Jammu is making elaborate arrangements for upcoming festival season including auspicious occasions or Navratras and Dussehra.

A thorough review of the preparations being made by the line departments was held here at a meeting convened under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner Rishpal Singh. The meeting was attended by SDM Jammu South,


Tuesday, September 17, 2019High attendance in govt offices in Kashmir, apple sales up

New Delhi: Attendance of government employees in offices in the Kashmir valley has begun to record high percentages nearly 40 days after the government withdrew special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

As per a daily status report released on Monday, apple sales have also picked up despite threats issued against trading by militants.

As per the report which is a law and order appraisal of 10 d


Monday, September 16, 201910% mobiles in Kashmir, 100% landlines working in J&K: Centre to SC

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Centre told the Supreme Court that 10 per cent mobile phones were operational in the Kashmir division, and 100 per cent landlines were operational in districts in Jammu and Ladakh Division.

The affidavit details on the day-wise restoration of mobile phones in the region. The easing of restrictions on mobile phone connectivity began in Kashmir on August 24 and till Septem


Monday, September 16, 2019Will Centre's scheme for apple farmers in Kashmir work?

Sopore (J&K), Sep 16: After the revocation of Article 370 apple growers in Kashmir were finding themselves in a lurch due to a communication blockade and shutdown, government came to the rescue by announcing a scheme to directly buy the fruit from the farmers through a nodal procurement agency.

While the apple growers are mostly happy with this move some sticking issues remain like most apple


Monday, September 16, 2019SC allows Tarigami to return to Srinagar

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who was admitted at the AIIMS for treatment, to return to Srinagar.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the CPI-M leader does not need any other permission to go home if the doctors at AIIMS allowed him.

However, the bench declined to pass any


Monday, September 16, 2019'Pakistanis back Army to counter Indian aggression'

Islamabad, Sep 16: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the whole nation of 220 million people stand behind the armed forces, who are fully prepared to counter "any aggression" by India.

Qureshi made the comments on Sunday night while addressing a public meeting at Rangeel Pur in Pakistan's Punjab province.

"Pakistan has an army of 220 million people, including the


Monday, September 16, 2019J-K governor calls on Prime Minister

New Delhi, Sep 16: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and is believed to have briefed him about the security situation in the state.

Normal life remained affected in the Kashmir Valley for the 43rd consecutive day on Monday.

"Shri Satya Pal Malik, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir called on PM @narendramodi," the prime minister's office twe


Monday, September 16, 2019HM Shah reviews JK situation

New Delhi, Sept 16: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir amidst reports of around 230 terrorists waiting at terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir to enter the country, officials said.

During the two-hour long meeting, also attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba among others, the home


Monday, September 16, 2019Not a single bullet fired, no life lost in J&K since August 5: Centre to SC

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that not a single bullet was fired and not a single life had been lost after the abrogation of Article 370, that accorded a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on August 5.

The Centre's reply came after the apex court asked both the Centre as well as the Jammu and Kashmir government to restore normalcy in the erstwhile state as so


Monday, September 16, 2019Centre submits to SC detailed data on terrorism in J&K

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Centre on Monday brought on record before the Supreme Court the complete data on terrorism, which includes lives lost by civilians and security personnels, in Jammu and Kashmir, since the onset of terrorist activities in the region in 1990.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that for the last 70 years, the law and


Monday, September 16, 2019Restrictions eased in J&K, health services normal: Centre

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that restrictions have been eased in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir and health services were functioning normally for those people who came from far-flung areas in the valley.

The government informed the apex court that it has opened Internet kiosks at the National Informatics Centre (NIC) in the Kashmir Valley to facilitate peopl


Monday, September 16, 2019If required I will visit J&K: CJI, seeks report from HC

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Chief Justice on the access to the court by the people as Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also made it clear that he will personally visit J&K if required.

"If required, I will go and personally check, I will speak to the Chief Justice today," said Gogoi, while replying to senior advocate Huzefa Ahm


Monday, September 16, 2019SC notices to Centre, J&K on Vaiko's plea seeking Farooq Abdullah's release

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre on MDMK General Secretary Vaiko's habeas corpus petition seeking the release of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah from detention.

Most political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), including Abdullah, have been under detention since August 5, when the government announced the abrogation of Article 370 th


Monday, September 16, 2019SC allows Tarigami to return to Srinagar

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who was admitted at the AIIMS for treatment, to return to Srinagar.

The court was hearing CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury's plea who challenged the Tarigami's detention.

The hospital has also discharged Tarigami.


Monday, September 16, 2019Delimitation in J&K to begin soon after assuming new status

Srinagar, Sep 16: Fresh delimitation of Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir is right now the top priority of the central government so that elections are held in the Union Territory as soon as possible.

Once completed, the proposed delimitation process is expected to bring the Jammu region almost at par with the Kashmir Valley, so far as the number of Assembly seats are concerned.


Monday, September 16, 2019SC allows Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit J&K

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit Jammu and Kashmir for social work.

The state's former Chief Minister has been allowed to visit Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag and Jammu.

Azad has said that he would not hold any political rallies or indulge in political activities.


Monday, September 16, 2019Pakistan refuses backdoor talks with India

Islamabad, Sep 16: Pakistan has refused to engage in backdoor talks after some powerful countries as well as certain Muslim states sought de-escalation of the ongoing tensions between the two neighbours over the Kashmir issue, the media reported on Monday.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was also requested to tone down his verbal attacks on his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, an informed


Monday, September 16, 2019Farooq Abdullah detained under PSA, can go sans trial for 2 yrs

Srinagar, Sep 16: In a major development in Kashmir, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah was on Monday detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

Not just that, the place where Abdullah senior will be housed has been declared a temporary jail, through an order.

The PSA allows detention of any individual for up to two years without a trial. Ironically, the law was fir


Monday, September 16, 2019e-office to help integrate Jammu and Kashmir into national mainstream

Srinagar: Over one crore pages of files relating to the Jammu and Kashmir government that would be physically carted in trucks to winter capital Jammu or summer capital Srinagar every six months during the Durbar Move, will now be made available through the e-office portal.

This and other measures to ensure smooth functioning of the J&K governance system are on the anvil as teams of senior Cen


Monday, September 16, 2019Three jawans injured as Pak violates ceasefire on LoC in Poonch

Jammu, Sep 16: At least three jawans suffered splinter injuries when Pakistan fired unprovoked and violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistan Army late on Sunday night fired unprovoked and violated the truce along the LoC in Poonch in which three jawans suffered injuries," official sources here said on Monday.

They said that the ambus


Monday, September 16, 2019DDC launches drive against Single Use Plastic

RAMBAN: District Development Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan, today launched drive against Single Use Plastic (SUP) in the district.

He directed all the departments to ensure restriction on use of SUP in their offices besides intensifying awareness campaign to sensitize the people about its ill effect.

In this regard, the Education department organised an awareness rally in which more than fou


Monday, September 16, 2019US Democratic presidential candidates raise Kashmir issue

Washington: The issue of Kashmir can be seen echoing the Democratic Party corridors as it prepares for the US Presidential elections next year.

Kamala Harris and Beto O'Rourke, who are trying to get the Democratic Party nomination to run for President, have raised the Kashmir issue in their speeches.

This information is according to reports published in the Pakistani media. These reports cl


Monday, September 16, 2019Where Malala pleads for Kashmir, but Eid blooper is a giveaway

London/New Delhi, Sep 16: Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner and education rights activist Malala Yousafzai has attracted much criticism for her series of tweets on Kashmir, especially for one tweet in which she alleged a Kashmiri girl had complained she was unable to take her exam due to the lockdown on August 12 - forgetting that it was a national holiday in India due to Eid-ul-Adha.

In a se


Monday, September 16, 2019Pak violates ceasefire on LoC

New Delhi, Sep 16: Pakistan resorted to yet another ceasefire violation across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir with intensive shelling, an Army official said on Monday, adding that there were no reports of injuries or casualties.

The ceasefire violation was reported from the Balakote block in Mendhar sector at around 10.30 p.m. on Sunday.

"The ceasefire violation was unprovo


Monday, September 16, 2019Pak singer's move to threaten Modi with reptiles backfires

Islamabad: Pakistani singer Rabi Pirzada's move to threaten Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Kashmir issue with snakes and crocodiles has backfired as she has been fined by the authorities for posing with reptiles.

According to reports in the Pakistani media, the singer has been asked to pay fines by the wildlife department for illegal captivity of the reptiles.

In a video posted


Sunday, September 15, 2019Kashmiri Pandits vow to return home, pay homage to martyrs

New Delhi, Sep 15: The Kashmiri Pandits have observed the "martyrs day" here, and resolved to continue the fight to reclaim the homeland. The community has been observing this day for past 29 years.
According to a statement on Saturday by Pandits, 1989-90 saw the beginning of ethnic cleansing of Kashmir by Islamic jihadis. "Thousands were killed, women were raped, properties and temples were raz


Sunday, September 15, 2019Building of Ayodhya temple to start after Nov: Swamy

Ayodhya, Sep 15: Senior BJP leader Subramanium Swamy has claimed that the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will commence by November.
He also stated that the decision of the Supreme Court, which is hearing the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, will be in favour of the Ram temple.
Swamy, who was in Ayodhya on a two-day visit, further said that the right to worship is a fund


Sunday, September 15, 2019Education worst hit during 42 days of clampdown in Valley

Srinagar, Sep 15: While schools, colleges and universities are functioning normally in the Jammu and Ladakh divisions of the two Union Territories, the same cannot be said for the Kashmir Valley where education has taken the worst beating because of the clampdown.
Authorities have opened schools up to the 10th standard in the Valley, but the attendance of children in these educational institutio


Saturday, September 14, 2019Normal life remains affected in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 14: Normal life remained affected across Kashmir Valley for the 41st consecutive day on Saturday as the stalemate following the nullification of Article 370 continued with most shops and schools remaining shut and public transport off the roads, officials said.

Restrictions, which were imposed in the Hazratbal area of the city on Friday, were lifted, the officials said, adding mo


Saturday, September 14, 2019Day curfew lifted in Kishtwar, search on for suspects who snatched rifle from PDP leader's PSO

Jammu, Sep 14: Day curfew was lifted in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district even as a massive search operation for suspected terrorists, who snatched the service rifle from a personal security officer of a PDP leader, continued for the second day on Saturday, officials said.

The day curfew, which was imposed in the town following the weapon snatching incident on Friday, was lifted but all e


Saturday, September 14, 2019'By vandalising statues, you cannot destroy greatness'

New Delhi, Sep 14: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday criticised people involved in vandalising statues of Mahatma Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district saying those involved in such acts cannot destroy the greatness of these people.

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalised by unidentified people at a college in Jalaun's Gandhi Inter College on Friday morning.


Saturday, September 14, 2019Leh Police nabs foreign national using Thuraya satellite phone

JAMMU: Police arrested a foreign national using Thuraya satellite phone in Leh region.

“For the last many days, a specific Thuraya activity was being noticed at various locations of Leh viz Main Market, Namgail Tesmo Gonpa, Sankar, Pangong Lake, Kharu Shang areas for which search was conducted at various locations and finally one of the police teams of Police Station Leh succeeded in recoverin


Saturday, September 14, 2019'Kashmir restrictions hindering Muharram processions a negative'

United Nations, Sep 14: The head of a UN body to promote cultural and religious harmony has said that the restrictions in Kashmir that prevented Shias from holding their Muharram procession is a "negative".

"Anything that puts obstacles or don't allow people to respect each other is negative," Miguel Moratinos, the High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), said on Frida


Saturday, September 14, 2019US lawmakers urge American envoys to facilitate de-escalation of Indo-Pak tension

Washington, Sep 14: A group of American lawmakers have expressed concern over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and urged the US envoys in India and Pakistan to facilitate de-escalation of tension between the two countries as it presents "tremendous danger" to global peace and a clear national security risk for the US.

In a letter to the US Ambassadors to India and Pakistan -- Kenneth Juster


Saturday, September 14, 2019Pakistani troops shell security posts, villages along LoC in JK's Poonch

Jammu, Sep 14: Pakistani troops engaged in heavy firing and mortar shelling on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in violation of the ceasefire, officials said.

The firing and mortar shelling from across the border started in Balakote and Mankote areas around 10 am, drawing a strong retaliation from the Indian Army, t


Saturday, September 14, 2019Will 'Jhumka' reunite 2 friends who separated during partition?

Islamabad: Like countless other stories that describe the pain of the India-Pakistan partition, another story is circulating on social media in which Indian historian and author Aanchal Malhotra shared an image of a 'Jhumka' on her Twitter handle that belongs to two friends who were separated during the partition and each has one of the pair.

This story is attracting Twitteraties in which Mal


Saturday, September 14, 2019Davis Cup: Indo-Pak tie in end Nov, venue subject to review

Kolkata: The much-talked about India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie will take place either on November 29-30 or November 30-December 1, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said.

However, there will be a review of the security situation on November 4 to decide if the Asia/Oceania Group I tie can take place in Islamabad or it has to be shifted to a neutral venue.

"They (ITF) have mailed us


Saturday, September 14, 2019Imran tries to ratchet up global Muslim sentiment against India

Muzaffarabad, Sep 13: With his appeal to Muslim-majority countries and the global community failing to fetch any results, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday tried to ratchet up Muslim sentiments against India over Kashmir.

Addressing a much-touted 'Jalsa' in the capital of 'Azad Jammu and Kashmir', which drew a poor crowd, Imran Khan called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'Hitle