Jammu and Kashmir

Wednesday, November 14, 2018NPS training for DDOs held at Budgam

BUDGAM, NOVEMBER 14: - The two-day training programme for Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) of District Budgam concluded today at New Conference Hall of DC Budgam.

The training programme was conducted by the District Treasury Office, Budgam in collaboration with the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) through Hero Mind Mine Pvt. Ltd.

All DDOs operating at District


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Advisor Kumar visit SDH Dooru, ReA Hospital in Anantnag

ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 14: The Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited newly constructed building of Sub-District Hospital (SDH), Dooru.

The Director Health Services, Kashmir and CMO, Anantnag informed the Advisor that new building of SDH Dooru, getting constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.21.17 crore, is executed by Police Housing Corporation. It includes construction of the main build


Wednesday, November 14, 201865th All India Cooperative Week-2018 celebrations held at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 14: Cooperative department today kick-started 65th All India Cooperative Week – 2018 celebrations here at Maraz Hotel, Anantnag.

The programme was attended by members of 55 Cooperative Societies of Anantnag and 36 of Kulgam.

In his inaugural address, the Deputy Registrar Cooperatives Bashir Ahmad Lone highlighted the achievements of the Cooperative department and said tha


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Not informed about son’s sacrifice for hours, came to know from social media: Martyr Varun Katal’s family alleges

Jammu, Nov 14: Advocating befitting and effective reply to Pakistan in view of rising incidents of sniping along the Line of Control, the family of martyred jawan Rifleman Varun Katal alleged that they were not informed about the martyrdom of their son by the Army authorities even hours after his death and they came to know about an incident through social media.
“The family of martyred Varun Ka


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Fiddling with J&K’s special status impermissible, unacceptable: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Nov 14: Reiterating that any attempt taken through legal or administrative route to fiddle with Jammu and Kashmir’s special status will be unacceptable to the people of the state, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said political nature of the Kashmir problem cannot be wished away.

Addressing party functionaries and workers of Anantnag and Pahalgam, the Peoples Democra


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Affected fruit growers left in the lurch, alleges PDP

Srinagar, Nov 14: Alleging that the administration was doing mere photo-shoots, senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mansoor Hussain Sohrawardhy said the affected fruit growers in the Kashmir valley are left in the lurch.

Mr Sohrawardhy on Wednesday questioned the Governor administration over its alleged non- serious approach in mitigating the fruit growers who have incurred massive l


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Dozens of far-flung, remote villages remain cut off in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 14 : Dozens of roads, connecting far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) remained closed for the second day on Wednesday due to fresh snowfall.

The road to border town of Karnah was so far through despite snowfall on Wednesday, official sources said.

They said dozens of far-flung and remote villages near the LoC, including border town of Kera


Wednesday, November 14, 2018MLA Marh meets Governor

Jammu, November 14: Sh. Sukhnandan Choudhary, MLA Marh and a former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Choudhary apprised Governor about the developmental scenario in his Constituency and need for speeding up some important developmental projects for the overall benefit of the public Governor.

Governor appreciated Sh. Choudhary’s zeal for public welfare


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Chairman J&K Peace Foundation meets Governor

Jammu, November 14: Sh. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, Chairman Jammu & Kashmir Peace Foundation (J&KPF), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Bhat apprised Governor about the activities being carried out by the J&K Peace Foundation for bringing sustained peace and peaceful co-existence in all the three regions of the State. He also apprised Governor about the difficulties being f


Wednesday, November 14, 2018PHE Daily Wagers meet Governor

Jammu, November 14: A delegation of PHE Daily Wagers led by its President Sh. Tanveer Hussain met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

The delegation requested Governor to expedite the process for regularization of Casual, Seasonal, Consolidated and other Workers of the PHE Department as per SRO 520; regular payment of monthly wages which are pending for last many months and


Wednesday, November 14, 2018No classes in CUK Nowgam campuses till Friday to prevent protests

Srinagar, Nov 14: To prevent protests on Wednesday class work remained suspended in Central University Kashmir (CUK) Nowgam, where students are demanding release of their two varsity mates arrested last week by security forces for their alleged links with militants.

However, the Ganderbal campuses of the varsity is functioning normally.

Meanwhile, the Central University of Kashmir Teachers


Wednesday, November 14, 2018SFs resume search operation in Kupwara woods

Srinagar, Nov 14: Security forces resumed search operation on Wednesday in the woods in the Keran sector of frontier district of Kupwara, where two infiltrators were killed immediately after they sneaked into this side, official sources said.

With the first light this morning, security forces resumed search operation in the dense woods near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector despite ha


Wednesday, November 14, 2018DDC Udhampur convenes press conference on Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana

Jammu, Nov 14: Deputy Comissioner udhampur Ravinder kumar today hold press conference in his office chamber udhampur while addressing to Media Persons Ravinder Kumar said that 28700 in Rural, 3934 families in Urban Parts of District udhampur get Benefit Through said scheme .

Main Objectives of the Said scheme is every eligible family will be given Rs. 5 Lakh Insurance Coverage Be


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Drug peddler among five detained in Rajouri

Jammu, Nov 14: Five persons, including a suspected drug peddler, have been taken into preventive custody in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Wednesday.

Payar Hussain, a resident of Kote Dabbar village, was detained in Nowshera area of the district and lodged in district jail, a police spokesman said.

Hussain is a notorious drug peddler cum addict and has been detained un


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Four persons snatch SUV in Pathankot, security tightened

Pathankot: Four persons, travelling in a hired SUV from Jammu, snatched the vehicle from its driver at gunpoint near Madhopur area here, police said Wednesday.

The incident took place Tuesday night when the driver stopped the car near Madhopur after one of the passengers complained of vomiting, they said.

The suspects, who were speaking in Punjabi, had booked the car from the Jammu taxi sta


Wednesday, November 14, 2018A House gutted into massive Fire

Srinagar, Nov 14: A residential house was gutted in an overnight fire in Manwan Awoora in north Kashmir's Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports said that fire engulfed the house belonging to Farooq Ahmad around 2:45 AM, causing massive damage to the structure.

"The fire and emergency services team took some time to reach the spot," said a local, adding that the house was completel


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Upper reaches receive fresh snowfall, rain lashes plains in Kashmir

Srinagar: Fresh snow and rain occurred in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, as the Met forecast scattered rain and snow to continue till Thursday.

There would be some improvement in the weather after Thursday, the weather official said, adding that the state had so far received 83.5 mm rainfall between October 1 and November 7, as against the normal 47.6 mm.

Kargil in Ladakh


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Truck met with an accident near Srinagar-Jammu highway

Jammu, Nov 14: A passenger vehicle on Wednesday met an accident on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pampore area of Pulwama district leading injuries to the driver of the vehicle.

Witnesses said that a Tata 407 vehicle driver sustained injuries after his vehicle collided with a truck on the Srinagar-Jammu highway near Galander in Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Police officials


Tuesday, November 13, 2018MLA Nagrota meets Governor

Jammu, November 13: Sh. Devender Singh Rana, MLA Nagrota met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Rana presented to Governor a copy of the “Project Proposal- Conservation of Heritage Components on Traditional Vaishno Devi Route” and requested Governor who is also the Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board for the revival of the traditional route to the


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Transparent Recruitment Process of non-gazetted posts of Fire & Emergency Service at Jammu

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 13: The Transparent Recruitment Process (TRP) of non-gazetted posts of Fire & Emergency Services for Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts which began yesterday under the chairmanship of Director General of Police / Director Fire and Emergency Service, J&K Shri Dilbag Singh concluded today.

Transparent Recruitment Process (TRP) has sofar been completed in Kashmir division and has


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Army guns down intruder along LoC in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 13: One intruder was killed by the Army along the Line of Control,LOC in Khour area in Jammu district on Tuesday.

"A movement was noticed during wee hours on near Nathu Kulian and fire was opened," sources here said.

They said that one intruder was killed in exchange of fire with Army.

"Ammunition was also seized from him while the body is retrieved," they said.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018CUK suspend classes till Friday to prevent protests

Srinagar, Nov 13: The Central University Kashmir (CUK) has on Tuesday announced suspension of classes in the Nowgam campus as a precautionary measure to prevent protests by students who are demanding release of their two varsity mates arrested last week.

A spokesman of the CUK said classwork of all departments in two Nowgam campuses will remain suspended for three days from tomorrow.



Tuesday, November 13, 2018PDP urges Governor to revive Winter Tuition in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 13: Calling upon the Governor administration to fully revive the winter tuition introduced in the year 2015, senior PDP leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar said the initiative taken three years back needs the Governor’s overview at present.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, Akhtar expressed concern over the delay being done in providing the incentives assured to the te


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Terrorists behind Kishtwar killings will be neutralised soon: Ram Madhav

Jammu, Nov 13: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Tuesday said terrorists behind the killings of a senior party leader and his brother in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district would be neutralised soon.

BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet Parihar were shot dead on November 1 by suspected militants in a dark, narrow lane leading to their house. The brothers were fired upon f


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Regulate prices of textbooks, uniforms in schools: Targami

Srinagar, Nov 13: Welcoming the government decision to regulate the prices of textbooks and uniforms in private schools, Communist Party of India (M) senior leader Mohammad Yousuf Targami said it needs to be implemented on the ground in letter and spirit.

Till now the Government has failed to put a control on the nexus between the private schools and publishers, who are fleecing parents by s


Tuesday, November 13, 2018J&K HC DB seeks fresh status report on alarming traffic situation in Jammu city

Jammu, Nov 13 : Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed the state to file a status report on prevailing traffic scenario in Jammu city.

In a PIL filed by Citizen Forum, the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Geeta Mital and Justice Alok Aradhe this afternoon directed the state to file the report in two weeks time.

Advocate Aditya Sharma, appearing on behalf of the petitioner,


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Family damage hospital property as child dies in Jammu Hospital

Jammu, Nov 13: In a fit of anger expressed against doctors, a family on Tuesday damaged the window panes of a hospital after their child admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) ward of Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital died, police here said.

Police said that a newly born was admitted to NICU ward of the hospital four days back but he died this morning.

“Expressing anger again


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Upper reaches receive fresh snowfall, rain lashes plains in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 13: The upper reaches, including border town of Gurez, received fresh snowfall while rain lashed plains, resulting in further dip in the day temperature in Kashmir valley, where wet weather is predicted during the next 48 hours.

However, the night temperature improved and settled several degrees above normal at majority of the places in Kashmir valley due to overcast conditions.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018400-yr-old tradition ‘Khoja-e-Digar’ prayers today

Srinagar: The 400-year-old practice of congregational Asr prayers, The Khoj-e-Digar, at the shrine of Khanqah-i-Naqshbandiya will be offered today.

The prayers in which thousands of people participate are offered every year on the 3rd day of the month of Rabi-ul- Awal. Gatherings for special prayers (Khatmat-ul-muazzamat) are held for twelve days from 21st Safar to 3rd Rabi-ul Awwal. These ga


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Anti-PDD protesters block Tral-Dadsara road in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 13: Hundreds of residents of Tral town Tuesday morning hit roads and staged massive protest demonstration against Power Development Department for failing to provide the electricity as per the announced schedule in the town.

The protesters raised slogans against PDD, locals told TNN. Locals said that most of the shops also remained closed in Tral e Bala.

The protestors alleged


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Border roads closed in Kupwara following fresh snowfall

Srinagar, Nov 13: The roads leading to border areas Machail and Keran on Tuesday were closed following fresh snowfall in higher reaches of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“The decision was taken as a precautionary measure due to slippery road conditions after a fresh snowfall,” said an official.

An official said that the road connecting Machil and Keran with the district headquarters hav


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Advisor Ganai chairs 79thSRTC Board of Directors meeting

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 12: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, chaired the 79th meeting of Board of Directors of J&K State Road Corporation (JKSRTC) here today.

Principal Secretary Transport Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Managing Director JKSRTC, Manmohan Singh, Director General Planning, Development & Monitoring Department Shahzada Bilal Ahmad, Chief Engineer PWD(R&B), Director, Min


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Advisor Kumar visit SMGS Hospital, takes appraisal of healthcare facilities

JAMMU: With a view to take appraisal of healthcare facilities available for the patients, Advisor to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar today paid an extensive visit to SMGS Hospital along with the senior officials from the health department.

Principal Secretary Health Atal Dulloo, Principal Medical College Jammu Dr Sunanda Raina, Administrator Associated Hospitals Jammu Smita Sethi, MD NHM Bhupinder


Tuesday, November 13, 2018BSF, Pak Rangers hold Sector Commander Level meet, discuss border issues

Jammu: The BSF and Pakistani Rangers on Monday discussed border issues at a Sector Commander Level Talks along International Border in Suchetgarh area here.

“On arrangements of Pakistan Rangers, a Sector Commander level Meeting was held between Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers on International Border in Suchetgarh area from 1100 hrs to 1200 hrs,” BSF spokesman here said.

He said


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Zone-wise plans to prevent service interruptions during snow: DC Srinagar

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration is preparing zone and location-wise action and management plans to prevent interruption to services during inclement weather situations in the district.

This was revealed during a meeting convened here by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah here on Monday, an official spokesman said here this evening.

He said the stratagem comes agai


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Army reaches out to soldiers of 6 states, holds 2-day conclave

Mamun Cantt (Pathankot): The Army has reached out to the disabled soldiers of six northern states under northern and western commands by holding a two-day special conclave, Army officials.

The two-day 'Samman Samaroh' for the disabled soldier in line of duty organised by Gurj Division under the aegis of Western Command was inaugurated by Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff at Mamun Military S


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Cong criticises Modi govt over Pak firing

Jammu: The Congress' Jammu and Kashmir unit criticised the Narendra Modi government over firing by Pakistani troops and demanded more effective and meaningful steps to check such incidents.

Two Army personnel and a porter lost their lives in separate incidents of sniping from across the Line of Control (LOC) in Rajouri and Jammu districts over the past three days.

We are concerned over th


Monday, November 12, 2018Ghulam Nabi Azad condoles death of Ananth Kumar

New Delhi, Nov 12: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday expressed his condolence on the sad and untimely demise of Anath Kumar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs.

“I am deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of MrAnanth Kumar. In his death we have lost an able Parliamentarian and a distinguished colleague." said Mr Azad.

He a


Monday, November 12, 2018Life returns to normal in Tral after two days' strike

Srinagar, Nov 12: Life returned to normal on Monday in Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama after two days strike against the killing of a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant in an encounter with security forces in the area on Friday.

Shops and business establishments are open and traffic was plying on all routes normally in Tral and adjoining villages. Work in government offices, banks and o


Monday, November 12, 2018CUK students boycott classes demanding release of two arrested colleagues

Srinagar, Nov 12: Students of the Central University Kashmir (CUK) Nowgam campus on Monday again staged a dharna in Srinagar demanding release of their two varsity mates arrested by security forces last week.

The students boycotted their classes on Saturday and disrupted traffic on the national highway at Nowgam.

Students of the university assembled at Press Enclave near here and staged a


Monday, November 12, 2018One-way traffic on Kashmir highway, Mughal road closed

Srinagar: Keeping in view the overall condition of the road, the Srinagar Jammu highway continues to remain open for one way traffic on Monday.

The spokesman said that the movement of light motor vehicles shall be allowed from Srinagar to Jammu, and in order to ensure smooth service, no movement of traffic shall be allowed after 1:00 pm from Srinagar to avoid congestion.

Moreover, the pass


Monday, November 12, 2018Geelani hospitalised after chest pain complaint

Kashmir, Nov 12: A senior resistance leader and Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday was shifted to Srinagar hospital for a medical check-up after he complained of chest pain.

Reports said that soon after the patriarch complained of a severe chest pain he was immediately taken to Srinagar’s SKIMS hospital where he underwent some medical tests and calibration of the pacemaker. Howe


Monday, November 12, 2018Kashmiri Sikh community staged protest demands revocation of SRO-425

Srinagar, Nov 12: Kashmiri Sikh Community Monday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar demanding revocation of SRO-425 in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Sikhs from various district of Kashmir valley assembled here in Pratap Park under the banner of Kashmir Sikh community.

Holding placards and banners reading: “SRO- 425 totally injustice with Kashmiri Sikhs”, ” Stop Favouritism”, “Do Justice o


Monday, November 12, 2018Udhampur Police arrested interstate gang of fraudusters involved in thefts

Rs. 12.03 Lacs Cash and stolen jewelry worth Rs. 60 recovered

Jammu, Nov 12: Udhampur Police today arrested an interstate gang of fraudsters involved in defrauding the innocent public of Udhampur and its surrounding areas on the pretext of being a “Tantrik” who can cure the life consuming terminal diseases with his magic power.

Giving details, Sh. Rayees Mohammad Bhat, IPS SSP Udhampur said; based on some reliable information Police took the contingence


Monday, November 12, 2018Army soldier martyred in J&K to be cremated in Maharashtra

Nashik, Nov 12: The mortal remains of Naik Keshav Somgir Gosavi, who was killed by a Pakistani sniper in Jammu and Kashmir, are expected to arrive at his native place in Maharashtra's Nashik district for last rites on Monday, an official said.

Gosavi, 29, was manning a forward post in Kalal area of Noushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district when he was shot by a Pakistani sniper o


Monday, November 12, 2018CASO launched in twin villages of Bandipora

Srinagar, Nov 12: Forces on Monday morning launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in twin villages of Bandipora district in north Kashmir.

Reports said that a joint team of army’s 14 RR and special operations group of Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned off Suribal area of Sumlar village in Bandipora.

Meanwhile, Government forces have also launched cordon and search operation in Pazal


Monday, November 12, 2018Three inmates injured inside Baramulla lockup scuffle: JK police

Srinagar, Nov 12: Three youths who were arrested allegedly on charges of stone pelting suffered injuries inside a police lockup in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district after they had a scuffle with each other, police said.

SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain said that the “stone pelters” were locked up and under proper remand from Court fought with each other and got injured.

They were given proper


Monday, November 12, 2018Mughal road closed as high altitude areas experience fresh snowfall

Jammu, Nov 12: As the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir experienced fresh snowfall, the Mughal road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with south Kashmir's Shopian district, was closed for traffic Monday as a precautionary measure, officials said.

Light snowfall was reported from various high-altitude areas, including Peer Ki Gali along the Mughal road, sin


Monday, November 12, 2018Drug peddler arrested with 3 kg charas in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 12: An alleged drug peddler was arrested here and three kilograms of charas was recovered from him, police said Monday.

Amjad Hussain, a resident of Kishtwar, tried to flee upon seeing a police checkpoint in Gandhi Nagar locality of the city on Sunday evening, a police spokesperson said.

The police personnel chased and caught him. Three kilograms of charas was found in his bag,


Monday, November 12, 2018Molvi booked for sexually harassing minor

Jammu, Nov 12: Following the complaint lodged by one Rohingya for sexually harassing her minor daughter by a molvi at Trikuata Nagar police station, police registered a case and started manhunt to nab the accused, as reported by ET.

Police sources said that yesterday a Rohingya lodged a written complaint with Trikuta Nagar police for sexual harassment with his minor daughter by one Mohd Yousa


Monday, November 12, 2018I-League: Real Kashmir FC lose 0-2 to Neroca FC

Srinagar: After creating a history by qualifying I-League, and defeating defending champions in their opening match in Punjab, finally lost with the Manipur’s Neroca FC with a 2-0 win on Sunday.

During the match, as the 15th minute passed Krizo header off a corner kick hit the post and came back to play. And finally, during the 18th minute, a goal from Neroca made no mistake to bulge the Real


Monday, November 12, 2018Testimony of doctor vital evidence to punish guilty: J&K Chief Justice

Jammu: Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal on Sunday asserted that the testimony of doctor is vital evidence in a domestic or sexual violence case, to punish the guilty.

She called upon the doctors to use their inner conscience, while attending the victims of such crimes, so that their opinions become the main evidence in determining the cases by the judiciary.


Monday, November 12, 2018BJYM launches 'Yuva Jodo Abhiyan' in J&K

Jammu: The youth faction of Bharatiya Janta Party, BJYM organised 'Yuva Jodo Abhiyan' here at party headquarters.

Led by its State President Vikas Choudhary, the programme was launched in the presence of State President Ravinder Raina, State General Secretary Yudhvir Sethi and MLA Ramban Neelam Langeh.

More than 200 youth joined the party cadre.

BJP is a party of nationalists and every n


Monday, November 12, 2018Always stood for democracy against all odds: J&K Congress

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of Congress said the party always stood for democracy against all odds.

Chairing a meeting of senior leadership of the Congress, JKPCC Chief GA Mir took stock of the overall political scenario in the state, besides reviewing the organisational activities, in the wake of the recent ULB elections and the ongoing Panchayats polls in the state.

Mr Mir discusse


Monday, November 12, 2018Kashmiri Pandits protest in Jammu against murder of man

Jammu: A group of Kashmiri migrant pandits staged a sit-in here demanding strict action against those who murdered a community member on the eve of his daughter's marriage, officials said.

Dilip Langar (59) was allegedly stabbed to death by three youths on Wednesday after he objected to a fight between two groups of men at K K Resorts, where his relatives were staying for the marriage of his


Monday, November 12, 2018Panchayat ghar set ablaze by some miscreants in J-K

Srinagar: A panchayat ghar was set ablaze allegedly by some unidentified miscreants in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday night, police said.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames, they said.

"Some miscreants set a panchayat ghar at Brakpora, in the south Kashmir district, on fire," said a police official.

He said the fire resulted in some damage to the bui


Sunday, November 11, 2018Militant killed in brief encounter in north Kashmir’s Handwara

Srinagar, Nov 11: A militant was killed in a brief exchange of fire which ensued after ultras attacked a security force checkpoint at Handwara in frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara on Sunday.

A police official told TNN that militants attacked a joint checkpoint of Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, CRPF and Army at Chotipora in Handwara on Sunday evening.

The security forces


Sunday, November 11, 2018Attempt to loot ATM foiled in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 11: Police have foiled an attempt to loot Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) in Sainik Colony area here.

"A group of burglars late on Saturday night tried to take out cash from the ATM in Sainik Colony area but on seeing a police team, which was on patrolling, they fled from the spot,"SP Vinay Kumar, Special Operation Group (SOG) here said.

He said that the burglars left the bag they were carrying having cash they were about to take along stolen from the ATM.

"An amount saved from being stolen from ATM in Sainik Colony was Rs 17, 53, 700," said the SP.

He said that as per r


Sunday, November 11, 2018Night temp improves; day chill intensifies ahead of snow and rain prediction in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 11: The night temperature witnessed improvement as the mercury surged and settled several degrees above normal in majority of the places in Kashmir valley, where rain and snow is predicted for four days from Sunday under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD), which is active in the region.

However, the day chill intensified across Kashmir valley due to overcast conditions c


Sunday, November 11, 2018Panchayat ghar set ablaze in north Kashmir’s Sopore, 9th such incident in 3 months

Srinagar, Nov 11: A panchayat ghar was set ablaze in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, taking the told number of such government buildings damaged in less than three months in the valley to nine.

Official sources on Sunday said that unidentified miscreants set on fire a panchayat ghar at a village in the apple township of Sopore in Baramulla late on Saturday evening.

Fire tenders were im


Sunday, November 11, 2018Normal life remains crippled for 2nd day in south Kashmir’s Tral

Srinagar, Nov 11: Normal life remained crippled for the second successive day on Sunday at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama against the killing of a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant in an encounter with security forces in the area on Friday.
Even though there was no strike call given by any separatists group, shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road


Sunday, November 11, 2018Writer from Jammu selected for national award

Jammu, Nov 11: Renowned Dogri and Hindi writer, broadcaster, ace translator and Sahitya Akademi Awardee, J P Saraf famous as Chhatrapal has been selected for the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disability, 2018 under the category – Outstanding Creative Adult persons with disabilities.

Instituted by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment the award carries a meme


Saturday, November 10, 2018GoC 26 Inf Division meets Governor

Jammu, November 10: Maj. Gen. Sharad Kapoor, GoC, 26 Infantry Division, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today and briefed him about the security situation in the area of his responsibility.

During their discussions, the Governor and the GOC reviewed issues relating to the pattern of infiltration from across the International Border and Line of Control and discuss


Saturday, November 10, 2018VC JU meets Governor

Jammu, November 10: Prof. Manoj K. Dhar, Vice Chancellor Jammu University, met Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan here today. This was his first meeting with Governor after taking over as Vice-Chancellor of the University this year.

Prof. Dhar briefed Governor about various important academic and administrative matters relating to the functioning of the U


Saturday, November 10, 2018NPP delegation meets Governor

Jammu, November 10: A delegation of National Panthers Party led by Prof. Bhim Singh, Patron, National Panthers Party, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

The delegation comprised Sh. Harsh Dev Singh, Sh. Balwant Mankotia, Sh. Yash Pal Kundal and Ms. Anita Thakur.

The delegation apprised Governor about various issues relating to ensuring development and normalcy in th


Saturday, November 10, 2018Harassment of traders is intolerable: KTMF threatens reciprocation

Srinagar, Nov 10: Expressing serious concern over the alleged harassment of traders by Sales Tax department (Comercial Tax Department) the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) President Haji Mohammed Yasin Khan on Saturday said the “official hooliganism is intolerable.”

In a statement here this afternoon Mr Khan, who also heads Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) alleged that instea


Saturday, November 10, 2018Kolkata resident booked for cheating Srinagar firm

Srinagar, Nov 10: The Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) has registered a case against a Kolkata resident for cheating a Srinagar based consultancy, a CBK spokesman said on Saturday.

He said a complaint was received from Mohammed Hussain, proprietor of M/S Xeal Education Services, located at Baghat Chowk in the uptown.

In his complaint, Hussain said that he was in a business relationship with Subas


Saturday, November 10, 2018CUK students block Srinagar-bypass road over detention of 2 students

Srinagar, Nov 10: Students of the Central University of Kashmir on Saturday blocked the Nowgam Bypass road against the detention of two students of the varsity by security forces.

Reports said that two students identified as Suhail Ahmed from Shopian and Mohammad Ismail from Baramulla were earlier detained by the security forces by their rented accommodation near the university. However, an o


Saturday, November 10, 2018Army soldier killed in Pakistan sniper fire in J&K's Rajouri

Jammu, Nov 10: An Army soldier was killed Saturday in sniper fire by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said.

This was the second sniper attack along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in as many days. An Army porter lost his life in a similar incident in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu Friday.

At about 0945 hours, unpro


Saturday, November 10, 2018Mughal road opens for one-way, Poonch-Shopian, traffic after eight days closure

Jammu, Nov 10: Mughal road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with south Kashmir's Shopian, was opened for one-way traffic on Saturday after remaining closed for eight days owing to heavy snowfall, a senior official said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, traffic, Mohammad Rafiq said only Shopian bound traffic was allowed on the road from Buflaiz (Poonch) whil


Saturday, November 10, 2018CRPF officer dies of cardiac arrest in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 10: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer died due to cardiac arrest on Saturday in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district, official sources said.

Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of CRPF identified as Sourabh collapsed and fell unconscious at hariganiwan Kanagan, camp in Ganderbal district. He was immediately rushed to Sub District Hospital, Kangan, where he was declared brou


Saturday, November 10, 2018Sisters celebrate bond of relationship on 'Bhai Dooj' in Jammu's Kot Bhalwal Central Jail

Jammu, Nov 10: It was festivity like atmosphere within closed walls of Central Jail Kot Bhalwal here on city outskirts.

Earlier the inmates of Kot Bhalwal Central Jail remained occupied in making handmade 'Roshni' candles on the occassion of Diwali but on Friday they had different reason to celebrate and smile with moist eyes.

The scene inside the premises got emotional on Friday when siste


Saturday, November 10, 2018Tral shuts against killing of JeM militant

Srinagar, Nov 10: A complete shutdown was observed on Saturday in Tral town and adjoining areas in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, where a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant was killed by security forces in an encounter.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road in Tral and adjacent areas though there was no strike call by any organisation. However, some pr


Saturday, November 10, 2018Two HM militants killed in Pulwama encounter

Srinagar, Nov 10: Two militants were killed by security forces in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Saturday, official sources said.

The sources said an encounter took place between militants and security forces at Tikken in Pulwama.

Two militants were killed in the encounter, which was still going on.


Saturday, November 10, 2018Relief announced for damaged orchards quite inadequate: CPI-M

Srinagar, Nov 10: Terming the announced scale of relief under “state-specific special natural calamity” for orchards damaged due to recent heavy snowfall as quite inadequate, CPI (M) on Saturday demanded adequate compensation to the farmers, whose trees got damaged.

CPI (M) held a protest rally at Press Enclave near here, demanding adequate compensation to the snow-affected growers.



Saturday, November 10, 2018BJP announces its candidates for Mayor, Deputy Mayor posts in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 10: The state unit of BJP on Saturday announced its candidates for the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Jammu Municipal Corporation elections.

"After a threadbare discussion with party cadre, the candidates for Mayor and Deputy Mayor were announced this afternoon," party sources here said.

They said that senior leader and treasurer Chander Mohan Gupta will be party's candidate f


Saturday, November 10, 201829147 complaints forwarded to concerned quarters for redressal: J&K Governor's grievance cell

Jammu: As many as 29147 grievances were forwarded to the concerned quarters for early redressal, said the Jammu and Kashmir Governor’s grievance cell in a statement issued here on Friday.

Official spokesperson said that since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during June 20 to November 9, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 29999 complaints of which 29147 have been


Saturday, November 10, 2018Nearly 28 lakh children administered Measles- Rubella vaccination till date across J&K

Jammu: Under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, a divisional level review meeting regarding Measles- Rubella Vaccination Campaign was held for Jammu Division at Gandhi Nagar Government Hospital Jammu.

During the deliberations, the Principal Secretary was informed that a total of 37,72,960 children will be covered in the State out of which 27,85


Saturday, November 10, 2018IB JS reviews functioning of Doordarshan, AIR in J&K

Jammu: Joint Secretary Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Anju Nigam on Friday reviewed the functioning of Doordarshan and All India Radio at a meeting convened at Media Complex here.

Various issues discussed in the meeting included increase the duration of the news bulletins on Doordarshan and AIR, telecast of one more news bulletin between 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm, organizing inter


Saturday, November 10, 2018KVFG demand crop insurance,exemption of KCC loans in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley Fruit Growers (KVFG) demanded implementation of long pending demand of introduction of Horticulture Crop Insurance Scheme, exemption of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) loans and waiver of interest on Cash Credit (CC) limits.

A delegation of KVFG called on Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and informed him about the damage of orchards due to recent untimely snowfal


Saturday, November 10, 2018J&K Govt declares Nov 3-4 snowfall as Special Natural Calamity

Jammu: The State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Response Fund headed by Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam on Friday took stock of the extensive damages caused due to untimely and intense snowfall on November 3-4 in the Kashmir division.

Given the extent of damage to the agriculture and horticulture crops, produce and farm infrastructure due to snowfall , the SEC approved notifying


Saturday, November 10, 2018Drug peddlers, rape accused arrested in Reasi

Jammu: Police arrested three drug peddlers and a rape accused in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Three drug peddlers were arrested this afternoon in two different cases in a special drive, said the police spokesman.

The drug peddlers were identified as Manish alias Munna, resident of Serward, Tehsil Katra, and Ajay Singh, resident of Vijaypur and Anchal Singh, resident of Bernaili, Ma


Friday, November 9, 2018BREAKING NEWS | Militant killed, policeman wounded in ongoing Tral gunfight

Srinagar, Nov 9: A militant was killed and a policeman wounded in an ongoing gunfight in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.

A police source said that a militant was killed in the ongoing gunfight in Darganaie Gund village of Tral. However, there was no immediate official confirmation.

A top police official said that a policeman suffered a splinter injury during the gun


Friday, November 9, 2018JKLF chief Yasin Malik calls for boycott of Panchayat polls

Jammu. Nov 9: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief Yasin Malik on Friday reiterated his call for boycott of upcoming Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a gathering at Bilal Masjid at The Bund in Srinagar, Malik said the election process has always damaged the Kashmir cause.

“…and these elections have kept the Kashmir dispute away from its settlement. I appeal to


Friday, November 9, 2018Anil Parihar killing case: Police detains some suspects

Jammu, Nov 9: Police have detained some persons in connection with the killing of senior BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district.

While tension has eased out in the district, night curfew continues to remain in force as a precautionary measure.

A senior official told TNN Friday that the detained persons are being interrogated in connecti


Friday, November 9, 20183 arrested for murdering man on eve of daughter's wedding

Jammu, Nov 9: Three persons were arrested for murdering a 59-year-old man here, a day before the marriage of his daughter, police said Friday.

Dilip Langar was stabbed to death by Shamsher Lal alias Raaku (24), Ashish Saini alias Sethi (25) and Jodh Singh alias Gillu at K K Resorts in Udhaywala area of Jammu city on Wednesday night, they said.

We have arrested the three and a murder case ha


Friday, November 9, 2018BSF jawan injured in Pak firing along LoC

Jammu, Nov 9: Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday, injuring a BSF jawan, officials said.

Pakistani personnel targeted forward posts along the LoC in the Manajakote sector around 0930 hours. A jawan of the Border Security Force (BSF) was injured in the firing, they said.

The number of ceasefire violations


Friday, November 9, 2018Heroin worth Rs 250 crore seized from Delhi-bound truck

Srinagar: Heroin worth Rs. 250 crore, being smuggled to Delhi inside apple cartons in a truck from north Kashmir’s Kupwara, was seized by the Narcotics Control Bureau on Thursday, news agency TNN has reported.

According to the report, the police said the contraband was being taken to the Azadpur Mandi in north Delhi.

However, the NCB along with the Jammu police intercepted the truck on a hi


Friday, November 9, 2018Internet service suspended in Awantipora after forces launch CASO in Tral

Srinagar, Nov 9: Authorities on Friday snapped the Internet service in police district Awantipora following the cordon and search operation in Darganie Gund area of south Kashmir’s Tral town in Pulwama town.

Reports said that soon after forces launch CASO the authorities suspended the Internet service in police district Awantipora which includes Pampore, Awantipora and Tral.

Earlier a joint


Friday, November 9, 2018Water scarcity, bad condition of roads triggers protest in Bandipora

Srinagar, NOV 9: The residents of Sumlar and Gugarpati villages of Badndipora district on Friday held a protest demonstration against the R&B department of the district for ignoring the dilapidated condition of roads in their village.

Reports said that scores of people from both the villages of Sumlar and Gugarpati today morning blocked the traffic movement against the department’s negligence


Friday, November 9, 2018SPO killed, 2 injured as vehicle falls into gorge

Bhadarwah/Jammu, Nov 9: A special police officer (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir Police was killed while 2 brothers were seriously injured when a load carrier they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district on Friday morning.

The load carrier, which was on its way to Doda from Gath, skidded off the road as the driver lost control over the vehicle while negot


Friday, November 9, 2018Army jawan who sustained mysterious bullet injury succumbs in Rajouri

Jammu, Nov 9: An Army jawan who suffered mysterious bullet injury, succumbed during the treatment in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Army soldier hit by a bullet inside an army camp in Rajouri district on Thursday has succumbed", police sources here said on Friday.

They said that a soldier was mysteriously hit by a bullet inside the camp in Narian village along Jammu-Poonch highway.


Friday, November 9, 2018Omar suggests non-official dialogue on lines of Moscow Format talks with all stakeholders in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 9: Reacting to New Delhi’s participation at ‘non-official level’ in Moscow Format talks on Afghanistan in which Taliban is also a delegation, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah said if it is acceptable to Modi-led government, why not a non-official dialogue with non-mainstream stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir.

Why not a “non-official” dialogue centered around


Friday, November 9, 2018Temperatures improve in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 9 Ahead of the fresh spell of rain and snow forecast next week, minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir improved on Friday.

Srinagar and Jammu recorded 1.0 and 12.5 degrees Celsius as the night's lowest temperatures, respectively, improving from Thursday's minus 0.4 and 11.5, Met said.

"The lowest temperature was recorded in Kargil on Friday at minus 7.4, followed by Le


Friday, November 9, 2018One-way traffic restored on Leh-Srinagar highway

Srinagar, Nov 9 Eight days after the Leh-Srinagar highway was closed following heavy snowfall in the Zojila Pass area, one-way traffic towards Srinagar was opened on Friday, official said.

The stranded traffic between Kargil and the valley has been given the go-ahead, Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Muzaffar Ahmad Shah told IANS.

"Traffic will start around 10.30 a.m. after the fro


Friday, November 9, 2018Student killed in Baramulla road accident

Baramulla, Nov 9: A senior secondary student was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a bus near general bus stand here on Thursday evening, official sources said here today.
They said a motorcyclist Jag Pal Singh was critically wounded when a bus hit him near the bus stand near here last evening. The injured student was immediately rushed to hospital where he was declared dead.
Police has reg


Friday, November 9, 2018Leh, Mughal roads reopen after remaining closed for 8 days due to snow

Srinagar, Nov 9: Traffic was on Friday resumed on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway and historic 86-km-long Mughal road after remaining suspended for eight days due to accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions.

Meanwhile, only one-way traffic will continue on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country o