Jammu and Kashmir

Saturday, January 25, 2020DLSA Kulgam observes Naional Voters Day

KULGAM, JANUARY 25:District Legal Service Authority (DLSA),Kulgam today organized functions at Court complexes of Kulgam and Qazigund to observe National Voters Day.
The functions were chaired by Secretary DLSA, Kulgam, Mudasar Farooq and Munsiff/JMIC, D.H.Pora, Reyaz Ahmad.
A sizable number of people participated in the said programs


Saturday, January 25, 2020DLSA Srinagar observes National Voters Day

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 25: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Srinagar today observed National Voters Day at Village Legal Care & Support Centre, New Theed. On the occasion, a large number of new voters were registered.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary (Sub-Judge) DLSA, Srinagar, Adnan Sayeed asked youth to involve themselves in voting process to strengthen democracy.
Another programme w


Saturday, January 25, 2020DIC Pulwama holds Mehfil-e-Mushaira PULWAMA, JANUARY 25 : District Information Centre, Pulwama in collaboration with Gazi Cultural Forum today organized a Mehfil-e-Mushairain which many eminent poets recited their poetry. Poets including Javid Kalmi,Nadeem Shouqji,Jala Din Dilnawaz, Bilal Kashif,JameelaJi,Majaz Rajpuri, Ab Majeed,Haji Gh Mohammad Dilshad,Taj Un Nisa, Syed Shabnam, Gazi Khurshid , Mohammad Akbar Dardbaz, Aajiz Farooq andGh Nabi Dilshad participated in the Mushaira

PULWAMA, JANUARY 25 : District Information Centre, Pulwama in collaboration with Gazi Cultural Forum today organized a Mehfil-e-Mushairain which many eminent poets recited their poetry.
Poets including Javid Kalmi,Nadeem Shouqji,Jala Din Dilnawaz, Bilal Kashif,JameelaJi,Majaz Rajpuri, Ab Majeed,Haji Gh Mohammad Dilshad,Taj Un Nisa, Syed Shabnam, Gazi Khurshid , Mohammad Akbar Dardbaz, Aajiz Fa


Saturday, January 25, 2020DirAgri inspects Hi-Tech greenhouses

Says new technology will revamp cultivation methods in valley

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 25: Director Agriculture Kashmir, AltafAijaz Andrabi today visited Kitchen Garden Scheme at Lalmandi to inspect the installation of hi-tech 100-feet five Green Houses.
The high-tech poly house is made of a polycarbonate double layer transparent sheet, equipped with digital water showers, digital heaters and digital clocks, besides a special green coloured net to protect the s


Saturday, January 25, 2020DLSA Pulwama observes National Voters Day

PULWAMA, JANUARY 25: District Legal Service Authority (DLSA)Pulwama today organized a function at District Court Complex to observe National Voters Day. The day was observed under the chairman ship of District and Sessions Judge, Pulwama.
Addressing the gathering, Secretary, DLSA,Khurshid-ul-Islam highlighted the significance of the day and briefed the participants about the value of vote. He


Saturday, January 25, 2020‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’: 10thNational Voters Day celebrated across Kashmir Division

Voter can change destiny of nation: Div Com

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 25: While highlighting the significance of National Voters Day, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that voter can change destiny of a nation.
The Div Com said this during a function held here today in connection with the 10th National Voters Day and while administering pledge to new voters, at Government College for Women, M.A. Road.
The Pledge


Saturday, January 25, 2020In-situ promotion granted to 152 police personnel of security wing

JAMMU, JANUARY 25: Additional Director General of Police Security/L&O/HG/CD/SDRF & SSG Muneer Ahmad Khan granted In-situ Promotion to 152 Police Personnel of Security Wing J&K, on the eve of Republic Day 2020.
The Departmental Promotion Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Muneer Ahmad Khan met on 25 January 2020 and cleared In-situ Promotions of 152 Police Personnel of various su


Saturday, January 25, 202086,000 teachers from J&K to be trained at primary, elementary levels: Dir School Education

2-day orientation program 'NISHTHA' concludes

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 25: The first phase of two-day orientation programme National Initiative for School Heads & Teachers’ Holistic Advancement ‘NISHTHA’ organised by Department of School Education in-collaboration with Srinagar District Administration, Higher Education Department, University of Kashmir and NIT Srinagar concluded here today.
Ten experts from NCERT including Director NCERT, HK Sen


Saturday, January 25, 2020Nepal offers to play role of mediator between India and Pakistan

Kathmandu, Jan 25: Nepal offered to play the role of a mediator between India and Pakistan, saying that it was important for the two countries to have dialogue to resolve their issues.

"Dialogue is the best way to resolve any problem. There may be differences but it can be resolved through dialogue. If necessary, we can play the role of a mediator too," a Nepal government source said here.


Saturday, January 25, 2020J-K: 1,700 kg poppy straw seized from Punjab-bound truck, two held

Jammu, Jan 25; The Jammu and Kashmir Police seized 1,700 kilogram of poppy straw from a Punjab-bound truck here and arrested its driver and conductor, officials said on Saturday.

The truck, coming from the Kashmir valley, was intercepted on the highway near Channi on the outskirts of Jammu Friday evening, leading to the seizure of the huge quantity of the contraband which was concealed in 193


Saturday, January 25, 2020Some respite from cold as mercury rises in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 25: There was some respite from cold conditions in Kashmir as the night temperature rose on Saturday owing to cloudy sky, even as the weatherman has forecast light rain or snow in the valley later in the day.

A MeT official said the minimum temperature in Srinagar improved over three degrees from minus 6.1 degrees Celsius on Friday to settle at minus 3 degrees Celsius.

The of


Saturday, January 25, 2020R-Day: J&K Police tops gallantry award list

Srinagar, Jan 25: Jammu and Kashmir police will be honoured with 108 gallantry awards, the highest ever for the force, on the Republic Day on Sunday. The CRPF has won 76 awards, the second highest.

The awards come on the heels of arrest of DSP Davinder Singh who was arrested while transporting two Hizbul Mujahideen militants and a lawyer to Jammu in a vehicle.

The police say the awards are


Saturday, January 25, 20204 LeT workers apprehended in Bandipore, J&K

Srinagar, Jan 25: Four overground workers of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were apprehended by a joint team of the police and the army at Hajin area of Bandipore district in north Kashmir, the police said on Saturday.

A large quantity of arms and ammunition has been recovered from them.

According to details, 2 pistols, 2 UBGL (Underbarrel Grenade Launcher), 6 UBGL grenades, 10-AK 47 magazines and 5


Saturday, January 25, 2020Soldier injured in gun battle in south Kashmir's Tral

Srinagar, Jan 25: One army jawan sustained injuries in the ongoing gun battle between security forces and militants in the Tral area of south Kashmir, the police said.

Following specific information about the presence of militants in the area security forces launched a joint operation by the army and the police.

On Wednesday, a foreign militant belonging to the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) was ki


Saturday, January 25, 2020Ola refuses to penalise driver who abused Delhi rider

New Delhi: Ride-hailing major Ola said that it would not penalise a driver who allegedly accused a rider here of being "anti-national" after overhearing him talking about the poor state of the economy with a friend over the phone.

"We are respectful of all personal views and like India's democratic values, we encourage a healthy exchange of thoughts. None of the parties involved in this case h


Saturday, January 25, 202048 CAPF companies, 22,000 cops to guard Delhi on R-Day

New Delhi: A total of 48 companies of Central Armed Police Forces, along with 22,000 personnel of Delhi Police will be guarding the national capital on the occasion of Republic Day on Sunday to thwart any attempts at misadventure by militants, officials said.

According to intelligence agencies, crowded markets and government buildings and other key landmarks may be on the radar of the terroris


Saturday, January 25, 2020Gun battle in south Kashmir's Tral

Srinagar, Jan 25: A gun fight between security forces and militants began on Saturday in the Tral area of south Kashmir, police said.

Following specific information about the presence of militants in the area security forces launched a joint operation by the army and the police.

On Wednesday, a foreign militant belonging to the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) was killed in an encounter at Khrew area


Friday, January 24, 2020Cold wave tightens grip on Kashmir; Drass records -30 deg C

Srinagar, Jan 24: The minimum temperature at most places in Kashmir dropped several notches on Friday as the cold wave tightened its grip on the valley, where light rain or snow is likely in the next few days, according to the Meteorological Department.

The night temperature witnessed a drop of several degrees Celsius at most places in the valley owing to clear sky, a MeT official said here.


Friday, January 24, 2020Police is using modern gadgets to foil militants' designs: J&K IGP

Srinagar, Jan 24: Police is using modern gadgets to foil the designs of militants to mount attacks in Kashmir, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar said, as he appealed to the people to participate in Republic Day functions across the valley.

He was speaking on the sidelines of full-dress rehearsal for the Republic Day function at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium here.

"Security is b


Friday, January 24, 2020Politicians, netizens greet nation on National Girl Child Day

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Twitterati greeted the nation on the occasion of National Girl Child Day.

The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24. It was started to spread awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by girls in the country and to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child.

Taking to Twitter, Union Minister Smriti Irani post


Friday, January 24, 2020Foreign terrorist killed in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 24: A foreign Jaish-e-Muhammad militant killed in an encounter in South Kashmir on Wednesday has been identified as Abu Saifullah alias Abu Qasim.

According to sources the slain militant was active in Tral and Khrew areas in south Kashmir for more than a year and was an associate of Qari Yasir, a foreign terrorist of the JeM.

A group of two militants were engaged in a fierce


Friday, January 24, 2020CASO concluded in Pulwama after 55 hours; two Jawans, a militant killed

Srinagar, Jan 24: The Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) launched by security forces in south Kashmir district of Pulwama ended late last evening after about 55 hours, official sources said on Friday.

An Army soldier and a jawan of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police were martyred and an unidentified militant was killed in the encounter.

The CASO was launched by Rashtr


Friday, January 24, 2020Nepal says if India can resolve boundary issue with Bangladesh, why not Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Jan 24: If India can resolve its land boundary issue with Bangladesh then why not with Nepal, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Friday, referring to the lingering territorial differences between the two neighbours.

India in November released fresh maps of the newly-created union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. In the maps, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is part


Friday, January 24, 2020J&K aims to register 20 pc growth in tax collection in 2019-20

Jammu, Jan 24: Jammu and Kashmir Taxes Department (JKTD) is aiming to register 20 per cent growth in tax collection by the end of the current financial year, a senior official has said.

J&K is targeting the growth of 20 per cent in few heads of tax collection against the target set for 2019-20, Commissioner State Taxes, J&K, P K Bhat said here.

Under the Heads of Stamps and MST, the growth


Friday, January 24, 2020No blanket ban on NSA: SC cites arson in anti-CAA stir

New Delhi, Jan 24: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea challenging the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA) in few states and the national capital amid anti-CAA protests.

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra and comprising Indira Banerjee said the bench was not inclined to pass a blanket order in connection with the imposition of the NSA, and asked lawyer M.L. Sh


Friday, January 24, 2020Meerut to have war memorial for animals

Meerut, Jan 24: A first of its kind war memorial for animals is being planned in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city. It will feature those animals that have lost their lives in counter-insurgency operation, mainly in Kashmir.

The memorial will be unique since it will be devoted to service animals, mostly dogs, but also horses and mules.

It will be the country's first animal war memorial and recogn


Friday, January 24, 2020Nepal invites PM Modi for Sagarmatha dialogue

Kathmandu, Jan 24: Nepal has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the first Sagarmatha Sambaad forum to be held here in April to deliberate on the most prominent issues of global, regional and national significance, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Friday.

The first edition of the Sagarmatha Sambaad' is scheduled to be held from April 2 to 4 on the theme "Climate Change


Friday, January 24, 2020Pulwama encounter: Slain terrorist identified as 'most wanted' JeM member from Pakistan

Srinagar, Jan 24: The terrorist, who was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama district on Wednesday, was identified as a Pakistani national affiliated with proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, a senior police officer said on Friday, adding the ultra operated in militancy-infested south Kashmir under code names "Abu Saifullah" and "Abu Qasim".

The officer said the slain ter


Friday, January 24, 20205 members of family injured in car-truck collision in Ramban

Banihal: Five members of a family were injured in a collision between a car and a truck in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district on Friday, officials said.

A Santro, which was on its way to Srinagar from Ramban, collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction due to slippery road conditions at Sherbibi in the Banihal belt of the district, they said.

Five members of a family travellin


Friday, January 24, 2020Security beefed up ahead of Republic Day in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 24: Security forces in Kashmir will ensure that Republic Day passes on peacefully, IG Kashmir police Vijay Kumar said on Friday.

Speaking at the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium in Srinagar, he said that security has been beefed up and additional arrangements have been made.

He said the police is using modern gadgets for ensuring f


Friday, January 24, 2020Crime Branch files chargesheet against man for duping HIV victim

Jammu: The Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police filed a preliminary charge sheet against a man for allegedly duping a widow of over Rs 9.34 lakh on the pretext of providing her treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

The preliminary charge sheet was filed against Mohammad Salman, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, before the Sub-Judge (JMIC) here for judicial determination, a spokesper


Friday, January 24, 2020Sena questions Centre on democracy ranking drop, economic woes

Mumbai, Jan 24: The Shiv Sena said there have been attempts to muzzle dissenting voices and this is one of the reasons for India slipping in the 2019 Democracy Index's global ranking.

An editorial in Sena mouthpiece "Saamana" said a slowdown in economy gives rise to unrest and instability, and this was getting reflected in the prevailing situation in the country.

"Now (after an economic slo


Friday, January 24, 2020US-Iran tensions may aid Pak get off grey list

New Delhi, Jan 24: Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog for terror funding may remove Pakistan from the punitive "grey list" in its upcoming review meeting.

Sources told IANS that the FATF is "satisfied" with Pakistan's efforts to crack down on terror funding and money laundering, even though Pakistani terrorists have been continually infiltrating into India through the Line


Friday, January 24, 2020Anyone can claim power after normalcy restores, but I can not sit in house when people suffer in pain: Altaf Bukhari

JAMMU: Asserting that standing up for the people in Jammu and Kashmir in the time of crisis was paramount, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said that his decision to break the five-month-long political logjam in the region was aimed at alleviating the miseries of residents, and not for power.
In an exclusive interview with The News Now, Bukhari-- seen by many as the key force in the future course of


Friday, January 24, 2020Ayushman Bharat to JNU via Rahul Baba: Shah hits campaign trail

New Delhi: He started with Ayushman Baharat and ended with JNU, mentioning 'Rahul Baba' and Kashmir in between.

This pretty much sums up the discourse put forth by former BJP chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who kicked off his campaign for Delhi polls with a series of rallies here on Thursday.

Faced with the challenge thrown by the AAP leadership to fight the election on 'real issue


Thursday, January 23, 2020J&K Police force has successfully faced uphill tasks: MoS Home

JKP is ready to fight and face any challenge: DGP

Srinagar, 23 January: Minister of State Home Shri G. K. Reddy visited Police Training School Manigam last evening. During his visit MoS Home addressed the darbar of officers, jawans and trainees. He was accompanied by the Advisor to the Hon’ble Lt Governor J&K Shri R. R. Bhatnagar and the Director-General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh. On his arrival, the visiting dignitary was given a ceremonial


Thursday, January 23, 2020Union MoS Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Lt Governor attend Public Outreach Programme

Inaugurate augmented Miran Sahib Power Grid Station

Jammu, January 23: Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu attended the Public Outreach Programme held at Miran Sahib here today.
Sh. Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Sh. Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Secretary to Government, Horticulture department; Ms. Sushma Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner Jammu ; Chairp


Thursday, January 23, 2020Chief of the Army Staff meets Lt Governor

Jammu, January 23: Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today. He was accompanied by Lt. General Ranbir Singh, Army Commander Northern Command. It was his maiden visit to J&K after becoming the Chief of the Army Staff.
The Lt Governor and the Army Chief discussed several important inter-related issues concerning effec


Thursday, January 23, 2020J&K Gaddi Sabha calls on Lt Governor

Jammu, January 23: A delegation of J&K Gaddi Sabha today called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.
The delegation led by Sh. Kuldeep Kumar projected various issues and demands pertaining to the welfare of the Gaddi and Sippi community including establishment of Gaddi and Sippi Board, removal of anomalies in implementation of Schedule Tribes status, educational


Thursday, January 23, 2020Debate competition on BBBP organized at GCW Parade

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: State Resource Centre for Women, Social Welfare Department in collaboration with NSS of Government College for Women Parade today organized debate and signature campaign on Beti Bachao Beti Padao to celebrate the National Girl Child Week.
Twelve students participated in the debate competition and highlighted the need of celebrating National Girl Child Week.
State Mission Di


Thursday, January 23, 2020Training programme on GP Fund Rules (Central Services) held at J&K Funds Organisation

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: A four day training programme on General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules begins today at J&K Funds Organisation, Jammu.
The training programme is held in collaboration with the office of Accountant General (A&E), J&K and Ladakh. Fayaz Ahmed Lone, Director General Funds Organisation, Iffikhaar Chowhan, Director Accounts and Treasuries, Jammu, Bharti Sambyal, Joint Dir


Thursday, January 23, 2020Campus placement drive held at GCET Jammu

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: Government College of Engineering and Technology, Chak Bhalwal, Jammu today organised the campus placement drive of LIDO LEARNING for the 2020 graduate students. LIDO LEARNING is an ED- TECH company revolutionizing the formal classroom education through a unique and immersive online classroom for impactful learning.
The final year students of Computer Engineering, Civil Engi


Thursday, January 23, 2020DC Kathua flags off BBBP rally of ASHA, Anganwari workers

KATHUA, JANUARY 23: Deputy Commissioner, O P Bhagat today flagged off a rally cum door to door campaign of ASHA Workers and Anganwadi Workers under Beti Bacho Beti Padhao programme from DC Office Complex as part of week long campaign.
District Programme Officer ICDS, Ritu Mahajan, District Social Welfare Officer, Abdul Raheem, Chief Education Officer, District Planning Education Officer, Child D


Thursday, January 23, 2020ADC Bhaderwah finalizes R-Day arrangements

BHADARWAH, JANUARY 23:- Additional Deputy Commissioner Bhaderwah, Rakesh Kumar today convened a meeting to finalize the arrangements for the celebration of upcoming Republic Day-2020.
Discussions regarding security, first aid, sanitation, fire and emergency services, seating arrangements, power & water supply and issuance of invitation cards were finalized during the meeting.
All the concerne


Thursday, January 23, 2020DDC Kishtwar holds public outreach program at Palmar

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 23: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana today convened a public grievances redressal camp at Palmar and listened to public issues at their door steps.
Block Development Council Chairman, Palmar Lalita Devi, Joint Director Planning, Mohd Iqbal; Assistant Commissioner Development, Kishore Singh Katoch, ALC Kishtwar, Anoop Kumar, DSWO, Tariq Parvez, Tehsildar Ki


Thursday, January 23, 2020ACR Ramban flags off farmers’ tours

RAMBAN, JANUARY 23: Assistant Commissioner Revenue Dhirendra Sharma flagged off a group of 50 progressive farmers belong to the organic cluster of Gandhri, Kabbi and Billawat of district Ramban to SUKAST Jammu.
Chief Agriculture Officer Ramban, MG Singh besides other agriculture officers/officials were present on the occasion.
ACR said that the objective of this programme is to introduce and


Thursday, January 23, 2020Power shutdown

JAMMU JANUARY 23: Chief Engineer (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu has informed that to execute maintenance work on urgent basis, the shutdown of 33 KV Ranjan-Sarote Line is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Rabta, Mathwar, Sarote, Ranjan, Mawa and adjoining areas will remain affected on January 24 from 9 am to 4 pm.


Thursday, January 23, 2020New courses being introduced in Islamia College, Srinagar

Pre-admission counseling sessions on February 1, 3 & 4

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 23: The Islamia College of Science and Commerce (ICSC), Srinagar today announced the introduction of a slew of Honours, integrated PG and PG programmes from the current academic session.
According to the handout issued by the Principal ICSC, Prof. Sheikh Aijaz Bashir, the honours courses being introduced are Economics, Nano-Science & Nano-Technology, Zoology, Botany and Chemist


Thursday, January 23, 2020DC Budgam visits SDH Magam, Beerwah

BUDGAM, JANUARY 23: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai toady conducted a surprise visit of Sub-District Hospitals in Magam and Beerwah to take firsthand appraisal of health facilities being provided to patients, there.
He visited various wards including OPD, Operation Theater, Gynae wards and interacted with the patients and sought feedback from them about the quality of serv


Thursday, January 23, 2020National LokAdalat at Pulwama on Feb08

PULWAM, JANUARY 23: According to Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Pulwama, a National Lok Adalat will be held in the district court complex on February 8, 2020.
Cases pertaining to bank recovery, criminal compoundable offences, labour disputes, family disputes, land acquisition cases and other cases pertaining to public utility services will be taken up for adjudication.
All the


Thursday, January 23, 2020DC Pulwama continues public outreach through ‘phone-in’ program

PULWAM, JANUARY 23: Scores of people from different areas of the Pulwama particularly from far-flung areas today projected their demands and issues pertaining to PDD, PHE, R&B, MC, RDD and other departments during Phone-in Program.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama,DrRaghav Langer received phone calls in presence of ADC Pulwama,Altaf Ahmad Khan, Assistant Commissioner Revenue and otheroffic


Thursday, January 23, 2020Haj 2020: J&K Haj Committee invites online application for Khadim-ul-Hujjaj

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 23: Executive Officer, J&K Haj Committee has invited online applications from eligible Muslim employees of Government, Public sector units, Statutory Bodies for nomination as Khadim-ul-Hujjaj for Haj 2020.
The applicant must be a permanent resident of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He/she must be in the age group of 25-55 years as on May 31, 2020, must have performed either haj o


Thursday, January 23, 2020 ‘Bal Sahitya Purskar’ presented to Naji Manawar at Shopian

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 23:Prestigious children’s literature award of National Academy of letters, Sahitya Akademi New Delhi (Bal Sahitya Purskar of 2019) was presented to noted Kashmiri poet, writer and historian, Naji Manawar at his native place Shopian today.
The award was presented to Naji by Dr. Aziz Hajini, Convener Northern Regional Board Sahitya Academy, New Delhi and Choudhary Mohammed Yasin


Thursday, January 23, 2020Hazrat Syed Noor Shah SahebWaliBagdadi’s (RA)urs

DC Kulgam reviews arrangements

KULGAM, JANUARY23: Deputy Commissioner (DC)Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today chaired a meeting to review arrangements for urs of sufi saint Hazrat Syed Noor Shah Saheb Wali Bagdadi (RA)which is being celebrated at Waltengoo Kund.
The ursis commencing from January 26 and will conclude on February 03.
ADC Kulgam, ACR, CMO, Executive Engineer of PDD and officers of Fire &Emergency Services, Dist


Thursday, January 23, 2020Rohella lays foundation stone of Academic Block at GDC Magam

BUDGAM, JANUARY 23: Secretary, Higher Education, Talat Parvez Rohella today laid foundation stone of the Academic Block at Government Degree College (GDC), Magam.
District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganaie, SDM Beerwah Aijaz Ahmad Wadoo, Principal GDC Magam Dr Ruhi Jan were also present on the occasion.
The Secretary impressed upon the concerned to ensure timely completio


Thursday, January 23, 2020Several deputations meet Union Minister Reddy at Ganderbal

‘Govt committed to all round development of JK’

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy today met scores of public deputations and individuals from different areas of the district who called on him here today.
Deputations which met the Union Minister included District Fruit Growers Association, District Traders Federation, BDCs, District Transport Association, Councilors, Development Forum Ganderbal,


Thursday, January 23, 2020Role of JK Police exemplary: Reddy

Interacts with Trainees, Jawans at PTS Manigam

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy today paid a visit to Police Training School Manigam where he had an interaction with trainees and Jawans of District Police Ganderbal.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh, DDC Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan, SSP Ganderbal Khal


Thursday, January 23, 2020Establishment of ACB to benefit people, enhance administrative efficiency: Reddy

E-inaugurates several dev projects in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy Thursday said that establishment of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Jammu and Kashmir would directly benefit people and reduce the gulf between them and the government.
The Union Minister was addressing a function here today in connection with central government’s outreach programme. The Union Minister assured that th


Thursday, January 23, 202050 bedded AYUSH hospitals to be setup in every district of J&K: Shripad Nayak

Inaugurates projects worth Rs 11.73 cr in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, JANUARY 23: To promote alternate medicine health care in J&K, Union Minister of State for AYUSH and Defense, Shripad Nayak today said that 50 bedded hospitals at a cost of Rs 12 crore would be setup in every district. He also said Gulmarg, Patnitop, Pahalgam hill stations would be promoted as AYUSH medical tourism destinations.


Thursday, January 23, 2020Ravi Shankar Prasad visits Baramulla

Inaugurates Indoor Sports Stadium, Bharatnet facility in 38 panchayat halqas, distributed laptops, cheques among beneficiaries

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 23: Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad today inaugurated Indoor Sports stadium Baramulla constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 7 crore. He also participated in various activities meant for overall welfare and socio-economic development of the district.
The Minister visited the district as part of the public outreach programme init


Thursday, January 23, 2020CAA, situation in Kashmir internal issues of India: Brazilian envoy

New Delhi, Jan 23: The amended citizenship law and the situation in Kashmir are internal issues of India and the country with its dynamic democracy will find solutions to these "challenges", Brazilian envoy Andre Aranha Correa do Lago said on Thursday.

His comments on the two issues comes a day ahead of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's maiden visit to India after he assumed power in Januar


Thursday, January 23, 2020Sunny but cold morning in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 23: Kashmir witnessed a sunny but cold morning as the minimum temperature at most places in the valley dropped on Thursday, even as Gulmarg and few other areas in the higher reaches experienced fresh light snowfall overnight, weather officials said

Few areas in the higher reaches of Kashmir, including the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in the north, received fresh light snowfall d


Thursday, January 23, 2020Security tightened in J-K ahead of R-Day

Jammu, Jan 23: Amid intelligence inputs about presence of terrorists across the border, a multi-layered security apparatus has been put in place to ensure peaceful Republic Day celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor G C Murmu will take the salute at the Maulana Azad Stadium here, the main venue of the Republic Day function in the newly created Union Te


Thursday, January 23, 2020World Archery lifts suspension of India

Lausanne, Jan 23: World Archery conditionally lifted the suspension of the Archery Association of India (AAI) following elections that were held in New Delhi last week.

The AAI had been suspended since August 5, 2019, with Indian athletes only allowed to compete under a neutral flag at events that directly affected their qualification chances for the Olympics.

With the uplifting of the susp


Thursday, January 23, 20202 drug peddlers arrested in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 23: Two drug peddlers were arrested with banned psychotropic substances from Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Thursday.

The police officers at a checkpoint, established near Budgam's Kawoosa area, intercepted a vehicle bearing chassis number D97761 and arrested two drug peddlers. They have been identified as Nazir Ahmad Khan and Ashiq Ahmad Shergojre and both are said to be


Thursday, January 23, 2020AAP's 'kaam ki chai' campaign for Delhi polls

New Delhi, Jan 23: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched a campaign named 'kaam ki chai' with the famous Ahemdabad based MBA Chai Wala from its party headquarters here on Thursday.

Claiming to be the second famous "chai wala" of the country after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prafull Billore, the Founder and CEO of the MBA Chai Wala, told IANS that although he does not support any political party


Thursday, January 23, 2020Mammoth procession in Tripura on Netaji's birth anniversary

Agartala, Jan 23: The Pulwama terror attack, climate change, Swachhata Abhiyan, environment protection and ethnic unity, among others, were showcased by 1,700 Tripura school students in diverse tableaux here on Thursday to mark the 124th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

In a reference to last year's terror attack in Pulwama in the Kashmir Valley, the school students highlighted


Thursday, January 23, 2020'J&K accession irreversible; secessionist arguments can't be permitted'

New Delhi, Jan 23: The Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the accession of Jammu and Kashmir into the Indian Union is "irreversible".

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, replying on the batch of petitions filed challenging the revocation of Article 370, explained how the process of accession of J&K into the Indian Union took place.

A five-judge bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana a


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pak lawyers' body asks its Ahmadiyya members to renounce their faith

New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 23: Islamabad's largest lawyers' body has made it mandatory for all its members to declare their faith in the finality of the last Prophet of Islam, with an aim to target the lawyers of the particular minority sect in Pakistan.

Sources in Islamabad said the newly elected Islamabad Bar Association has asked its members to submit an affidavit to declare their faith by Ja


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pakistan says trade with India plunges significantly

Islamabad, Jan 23: Pakistan's central bank has said that trade between Islamabad and New Delhi plummeted significantly this fiscal, apparently due to the ongoing tensions with India over the Kashmir issue.

The State Bank of Pakistan data in the first half of 2019-20 fiscal starting from July 1 showed that Pakistan's exports to India during the period came in at an insignificant USD 16.8 millio


Thursday, January 23, 2020One-way traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar NH after two days

Jammu, Jan 23: One-way traffic resumed on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Thursday after remaining suspended for the past two days due to snowfall and multiple landslides in Ramban sector, a traffic department official said.

The traffic on the highway was allowed from Srinagar to Jammu this morning after the road was cleared of snow and landslide debris, he said.

The highway, the onl


Thursday, January 23, 2020NIA to bring disgraced Kashmir DSP to Delhi

Srinagar, Jan 23: Disgraced Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh will be brought to Delhi over the weekend, said sources in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is questioning the dismissed officer in Jammu on Thursday.

The NIA is investigating him for helping terrorists. According to sources, Davinder Singh was brought to Jammu on a transit remand and a forma


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pulwama CASO: Operation resumes, 2 security personnel, militant killed so far

Srinagar, Jan 23: With the first light on Thursday morning, security forces resumed Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.

So far, a soldier and jawan of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police were killed while a soldier was injured in the encounter which ensued when security forces launched CASO at village Zantarag in


Thursday, January 23, 2020Punjab to have National Security Guards centre

Chandigarh, Jan 23: The central government has decided to set up a regional centre of the National Security Guards (NSG) in Pathankot in Punjab, a state government official said on Thursday.

Pathankot city has defence establishments, including the frontier Indian Air Force (IAF) base that was attacked by terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, in January 2016, leaving seven people dead.


Thursday, January 23, 2020BJP's J&K outreach is vote bank politics: Iltija Mufti

Srinagar, Jan 23: Iltija Mufti, daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has said that the ongoing visit of Union Ministers to the Union Territory was just the BJP's vote bank politics "aimed at regaining lost ground".

She said a genuine outreach could have been done with the restoration of the Internet services, releasing of political prisoners, speaking to the civi


Thursday, January 23, 2020Three ex-CMs, over 20 other leaders remain under detention, Internet remains suspended

SRINAGAR: Three former Chief Ministers Dr Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti besides about 20 other ex ministers and legislators and leaders of different political parties remained under detention since August 5.

Internet service of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Broadband, remained suspended in the Kashmir valley since August 5, wh


Thursday, January 23, 2020Men in homes, pushed women and kids out on streets to protest against CAA: Yogi

Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday criticised the ongoing protests against the new citizenship law, saying it is "shameful" that the men sitting in the comfort of their homes have sent the women and children out on the streets to agitate.

Addressing a rally in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Kanpur, Adityanath said, "These people do not have courag


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pakistan 'spews venom', takes to hate speech like fish takes to water: India at UN

United Nations, Jan 23: India has slammed Pakistan for "spewing venom and false narratives" of monumental proportions in the United Nations, saying it takes to hate speech like fish takes to water and "obfuscates" the international community from the truth as Islamabad yet again raked up the Kashmir issue at the world body.

Pakistan consistently rakes up the Kashmir issue at various UN platfor


Thursday, January 23, 2020Disgraced DSP brought to Jammu for NIA probe

Srinagar, Jan 23: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has brought the disgraced Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh to Jammu for investigations.

According to sources, Davinder Singh has been brought on a transit remand. A formal remand from the NIA court for interrogation will be taken on Thursday.

On Wednesday, fresh raids were carried out by the NIA at Singh's residen


Thursday, January 23, 2020'Kashmir to Kanyakumari' to fascinate viewers on Republic Day

New Delhi: This year, the Centre Public Works Department (CPWD) tableau will be based on its horticulture department depicting Kashmir to Kanyakumari theme, an official said.

Explaining about the theme, a senior CPWD official said the front portion of the tableau will show the southernmost point Kanyakumari, surrounded by the sea, memorial of Swami Vivekananda.

The middle portion represents


Thursday, January 23, 2020'Derogatory online content' against PM may pose threat: Intel

New Delhi: Ahead of Republic Day, the Ministry of Home Affairs, after considering an intelligence alert, has issued a warning to all security agencies to be on alert, saying "derogatory contents" posted on social media against Prime Minister Narendra Modi may pose threat, sources said.

The Ministry in an official communique to the chiefs of all security agencies, including paramilitary forces


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Secretary JKAACL visits Rangshala Camp

Takes stock of preparations for presentation of J-K tableaux 2020

JAMMU, JANUARY 22- Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages Munir-ul-Islam Wednesday visited the Rashtriya Rangshala Camp New Delhi to take stock of preparations for presentation of J-K tableaux and cultural programme at the Republic Day Parade 2020.
This year’s tableaux will depict the rich cultural legacy of Jammu and Kashmir through the back-to-village initiative, showcasing centuri


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister visits Chak Balwal, assesses public issues, highlights govt schemes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industries, Som Parkash, today listened to people's issues here at Chak Bhalwal, as part of centre government's public outreach programme.
He interacted with various deputations and civil society members of Bhalwal block, and took stock their demands and problems assuring them an early redressal of the same.
Director Commerce and Indus


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Rupala lays foundation of Community Hall; interacts with PRIs at R S Pura

R S PURA, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala today laid the foundation of a Community Hall, here at Qudarpur, R S Pura and interacted with farmers and Panchayat representatives.
Member Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas also accompanied the MoS.
The Union Minister interacted with Sarpanchs, Panchs and farmers of the area and en


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Kailash Choudhary calls for taking technology from lab to land

Visits SKUAST-Jammu; seeks doubling of farmers income through diversification of crops

JAMMU, JANUARY 22- Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Kailash Choudhary today asked the Agriculture research scientists to facilitate farmers to double their income by taking technology from Lab to Land.
Kailash Choudhary was interacting with Agriculture experts and scientists during his visit to Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-


Wednesday, January 22, 2020PM chairs 32nd PRAGATI interaction with Chief Secretaries

Reviews progress of infra projects under various sectors; Implementation of CCTNS in all States/UTs

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today interacted with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of the States/UTs through PRAGATI initiative. It was the first PRAGATI interaction of the year 2020 chaired by the Prime Minister.
Chief Secretary J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam participated in the meeting through video conference.
Prime Minister reviewed prog


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Bandipora calls for effective management of solid waste

Chairs meeting of District Environmental Committee

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 21: District Development Commissioner, Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today convened a meeting with members and co-opted members of District Environmental Committee to discuss various issues pertaining to the conservation of environment in the district.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, CDFO Bandipora, Executive Officers of Municipal Committees of the district a


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Anantnag reviews progress made under DEDS

ANANTNAG, JANUARY 22: The District development Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting to review the progress made under Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) in the district Anantnag.
The CAHO Anantnag informed the meeting that under DEDS 395 cases were sponsored and under special DEDS 250 cases were sponsored to various banks while under KCC dairy 2944 cases


Wednesday, January 22, 2020ICDS organizes Painting Competition on BBBP in Pulwama

PULWAMA, JANUARY 22: ICDS Department Pulwana today organized painting Competition across the District with the aim to generate awareness about Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. The theme of the competition was ‘Save Girl Child, Educate Girl Child’.
As many as 200 students from various educational institutions of the district participated in the competition.
Speaking on the occasion Distri


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Dir Horti convenes review meeting

Stresses for covering small, marginal growers under High Density Plantation programme

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Director Horticulture, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today convened a meeting to review progress of various schemes being implemented by the department.
The director asked the concerned officers to redouble their efforts achieving targets within stipulated time frame and to develop all public sector nurseries for production of quality and true to type plant material as well as grafted


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Shopian reviews progress of CAPEX Budget

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner, Shopain Chowdhary Mohammad Yaseem today reviewed physical and financial achievements registered under capex budget and status of ongoing, languishing and other projects.
The meeting discussed road widening, construction Water Supply Schemes and other major projects in the district taken in hand under capex budget. The DDC directed the conce


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Kupwara reviews District Environment Plan

KUPWARA, JANUARY 22: The District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today chaired a meeting of concerned officers regarding constitution of District Environment Committees for implementation of District Environment plan.
The meeting was informed that the Committees have been set up for assessment and monitoring of environment pollution in the district.
Regarding the Solid Was


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Kulgam reviews implementation of DEP

KULGAM, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner, Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today convened a meeting of officers to review the implementation District Environment Plan in the district.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, ADC, JD-Planning, General Manager Industries and other officers.
The meeting was informed that the total solid waste generation in all four Municipal Committee’s in the Dis


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DC Bandipora inspects Anganwari Centres, Gujar Bakerwal Hostel

Growth Charts of kids to be maintained in 803 ICD centres

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 22: Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today inspected various Anganwadi centres to take stock of functioning of these centres.
He was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Joint Director Planning, District Social Welfare Officer and other concerned officers of the district.
The DC Bandipora asked the concerned to maintain growth chart of


Wednesday, January 22, 2020R-Day arrangements finalized in Shopian

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 22: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Dr Abdul Aziz, today convened a meeting of officers to finalize arrangements for smooth conduct of Republic Day celebrations in the district.
Among others Assistant Commissioner Revenue, District and Sectoral Officers, besides senior officers of police, CRPF were present in the meeting.
The meeting was informed, that main function wi


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Accounts Association condoles demise of AAO

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Accounts Association of Civil Secretariat, Jammu has expressed profound grief over the demise of their colleague, Hilal Ahmad.
The Accounts Association has expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for the peace to the departed soul. Hilal Ahmad was serving as Assistant Accounts Officer in the department.
President, Accounts Association, Niyaz Qadri prayed f


Wednesday, January 22, 202039th Regional Workshop on UDISE+ commences in Jammu

Hirdesh Kumar interacts with participants, stresses on better planning, implementation of schemes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: 39th Regional Workshop on Training and Capacity Building of State and District MIS (Management Information System) Coordinators hosted by Directorate of Samagra Shiksha, J&K commenced today at hotel Radisson Narwal Jammu.
80 District MIS Officers from five 5 States/UTs viz J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Punjab and Uttrakhand participated in the workshop. The Regional Workshop


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao conducts public outreach camp at Nowshera, Rajouri

Inaugurates BDC chairman office, CFC Chak Jarallian, lays foundation stone of bridge at Lamberi

RAJOURI, JANUARY 22: As part of Union Government's Public Outreach Programme, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao today conducted a public outreach camp at Nowshera, Rajouri.
Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, Additional Deputy Commissioner Nowshera, Sukhdev Singh Samyal, Additional SP Nowshe


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Shekhawat for early completion of existing projects

WSS worth Rs 73.86 crore e-inaugurated

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today E-inaugurated 42 Water Supply Schemes (WSS) completed at an estimated cost of Rs 73.86 crore.
The WSS will cater to 2.32 lakh people and provide drinking water to 46400 functional household tap connections (FHTC) of six districts of JK which include Baramulla, Kulgam, Anantnag, Poonch, Kathua and Jammu.
Chief Secr


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister Kailash Choudhary attends public outreach programme in Samba

JK ushering in new era of development with implementation of new schemes: Choudhary

JAMMU, JANUARY 22- Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary today participated in a Public outreach Programme during a visit to Chak Chattakan, Ramgarh, Samba.
On the occasion District Development Commissioner, Samba Rohit Khajuria, Director Command Area Development, Smita Sethi, Senior Superintended of Police, Shakti Pathak, Additional Deputy Commissioner V


Wednesday, January 22, 20201985380 children administered polio vaccine in JK

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Directorate of Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization today said that the recent Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme has succeeded in achieving 100 percent coverage of target population in Jammu and Kashmir as 1985380 children in the age bracket of 0-5 years were administered oral polio vaccine against the target of 1985021 children.
According to the figures compiled by Data & M


Wednesday, January 22, 2020FTII, SRFTI Joint Entrance Test-2020

Offline applications available at JKAACL, last date extended to Jan 31

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), in coordination with J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL) have made special arrangements for the students from Kashmir who could not apply due to non-availability of internet in many areas of the region.
It may be mentioned here that the process of applying


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Republic Day: DC Srinagar visits venue to take stock of arrangements

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Wednesday visited the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium at Sonwar, the venue of this year's Republic Day celebrations in the district, and took stock of arrangements being put in place there.
The DC was briefed in detail about different kinds of arrangements being made at the venue including those of stage and seating, pow


Wednesday, January 22, 2020TIC Basohli organizes multilingual Mushaira

KATHUA, JANUARY 22: Tehsil Information Centre Basohli organized a multilingual Mushaira on “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” theme in the premises of Government Higher Secondary School Basohli.
Principal Government Modern Higher Secondary School Dr Raman Shastri was the chief guest on the occasion. Prominent citizens, students and members of print and electronic media among others were also present on t


Wednesday, January 22, 2020District Level Centre for Women organises Awareness Rally under BBBP campaign

RAJOURI, JANUARY 22: District Level Centre for Women organises Awareness Rally under a week long Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign at District Headquarter Rajouri.
ADC, Sher Singh flagged off the rally in presence of Deputy Director Planning Mr. Bilal Rashid Mir, Chief of NYC Rajouri, Women Welfare Officer Anum Mirza, Sanjana Thakur (Dist. Co-ordinator of MSK), Nazma Sheikh (Dist. Co-ordinator of


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Development of J&K priority for Centre: MoS Home

e-inaugurates Girls Hostel, Doctors Hostel, lays foundation of MGNREGA works in Budgam

BUDGAM, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai today said that development of J&K is priority for the central government.
Addressing a large public gathering at Sheikhpora Budgam, the Minister who was on a visit to Budgam in connection with the Government’s public outreach programme said that the socio-economic development of J&K is the focal point of the union government.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister G Kishan Reddy visits Ganderbal

e-inaugurates projects worth Rs 20 cr, lays foundation stone of Duderhama Bypass

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy Wednesday visited Ganderbal as part of Union Government's public interface program and assured people that development, peace and economic prosperity would soon change fortunes of people in Jammu and Kashmir.
He was flanked by Advisor to Lt. Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary Home Affairs, Shaleen Kabra, DDC


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister Naqvi visits Sgr center Lal Chowk, meets traders

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today visited city center Lal Chowk and interacted with traders there.
He was accompanied by Advisor to Lt Governor Farooq Khan and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary.
The Union Minister interacted with shopkeepers and asked them about issues, if any, in smooth conduct of their business.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Secy FCS&CA visits Pulwama, reviews availability of essentials

Directs intensified market checking

PULWAMA, JANUARY 22: Secretary, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Pandurang Kondbarao Pole today visited Pulwama and chaired a meeting of officers to review the position of essential commodities and other supply position in the district.
The meeting was attended by Director, FCS&CA Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Deputy Controller Legal Metrology, Assistant Director FCS&CA Pulwama, T


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Painting competition under BBBP held at Bal Ashram Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 22: A painting competition was held under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao at Bal Ashram Kishtwar in which 40 students of different age group participated.
Assistant Director Employment, DE&CC Kishtwar, Anoop Kumar along with District Social Welfare Officer, Tariq Qazi and Superintendent Bal Ashram Rajesh Sharma were present during the function.
Nodal Officer BBBP Kishtwar informed tha


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDO powers sanction for ISM/Ayush department in Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 22: Nodal Officer ISM Dr Tariq Hussain today sanctioned DDO power for ISM and Ayush Department in the first introductory meeting held at Mini Secretariat New DC Office Complex.
Nodal Officer instructed the medical officers and in charge of ISM dispensaries to recognize local medicinal plants and submit report in this office along with photographs, local name, botanical name and


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Reasi flags off farmers on 3-day tour

REASI, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner Indu Kanwal Chib flagged off a group of 40 farmers hailed from different blocks of the district on a 3-day tour within the UT for updating their knowledge on different aspects of modern agriculture methods.
Chief Agriculture Officer, SDAO Reasi, Deputy Project Coordinator ATMA, Incharge STL Reasi, AEOs and other officials from Agriculture Depa


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Doda reviews implementation of District Environmental Plan

DODA, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode today convened a meeting of District Environment Committee members to review the action taken by the different departments for proper implementation of the plan.
Threadbare discussion held regarding action taken on DEP across the district by different departments which included solid waste management, plastic waste mana


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Doda reviews arrangements of National Voters Day Celebrations

DODA, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode today convened a meeting to review the arrangements for the celebration of 10th National Voters Day.
It was decided in the meeting that district level function will be held at Town Hall Doda on 25 January 2020, meanwhile similar function will also held at ARO level and at every Sub Division level under the theme "Elector


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DC Poonch provides cash relief to cross border shelling victims

POONCH, JANUARY 22: Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav today provided cash relief to the victims of cross border shelling during ceasefire violations by pakinstan.
The DC handed over the cash relief of Rs 5 lakh to next to the kin of late Shamim Akhter (28) w/o Mohammad Maqsood resident of Noonabandi. The cash relief was also given to Fatam Jaan (30) w/o Mohammad Qasam resident of Shahpur fo


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Advisor Sharma felicitates Valley’s 2 mountaineers

Hands over Rs 1 lakh cheque to each climber

GULMARG, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, K K Sharma Wednesday handed over cheques of Rs 1 lakh each to the valley's two promising mountaineers, Nawab Moauzam Khan and Ghulam Mohammad Wani for successfully scaling Mount DKD Peak in Uttrakhand.
The duo was facilitated here at Gulmarg in presence of Director Tourism Kashmir Nisar Ahmad Wani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gulmarg Develop


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Jammu-Srinagar NH shut for second day due to multiple landslides

Banihal/Jammu, Jan 22: Multiple landslides at several places hampered restoration work on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which remained closed for the second day on Wednesday, officials said.

The highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed for traffic on Tuesday following fresh snowfall and incessant rains.

Though the weather improved, mu


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Snowfall in few areas of Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 22: Few areas in Kashmir including Srinagar received fresh snowfall overnight, leading to an increase in the minimum temperature here on Wednesday, the MET Office said.

Most of the higher reaches and few areas in the plains of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Wednesday, a MET Official said.

He said snowfall was witnessed in Gulmarg and Pahalgam tourist resorts of the valley


Wednesday, January 22, 2020BJP's outreach programme to J&K nothing but a hoax: Tarigami

Jammu, Jan 22: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the CPI(M) launched a scathing attack on the BJP over its public outreach programme in the Union Territory, saying "the move to parachute 36 ministers is a propaganda in panic mode as the party has failed on every count throughout the country".

"What is the need for the BJP ministers to visit J&K when the government claims everything is normal? Real


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Central ministers in Kashmir to spread positivity among people: Naqvi

Srinagar, Jan 22: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the team of Central ministers were in Jammu and Kashmir to spread positivity among the people and to create a "strong environment of change".

A group of central ministers are on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir to spread awareness about the positive impact of abrogation of Article 370 provisions and development measures taken by the governm


Wednesday, January 22, 2020High alert in J&K ahead of Republic Day

Srinagar, Jan 22: A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and Kashmir after intelligence inputs suggest of possible terror strikes ahead of the Republic Day.

Sources said a joint module of Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen militants have been tasked by their handlers in Pakistan to carry out dastardly attacks in the run up to the republic day.

There are inputs that militants could launc


Wednesday, January 22, 2020India not a theocratic state: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, 22 Jan: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that India is not a theocratic country because it looks at the world as one large family. Singh was speaking on Wednesday at the National Cadet Corp (NCC) Republic Day Camp, where he presented awards to the Cadets.

Rajnath Singh said that kids of Jammu and Kashmir are patriotic and should not be blamed if they are not motivated in the


Wednesday, January 22, 20202nd case after J&K turns UT: CBI books bank official

Srinagar, Jan 22: In its second case since J&K became Union Territory, the CBI has booked an official of Jammu and Kashmir Grameen Bank on charges of misappropriation of bank funds to the tune of Rs 1.33 crore by "tempering" with the computer system and documents during January 2016 and January 2020.

In an FIR registered on Tuesday following a written complaint received on Monday from Jammu an


Wednesday, January 22, 20201 militant killed in ongoing encounter in Kashmir's Khrew

Srinagar, Jan 22: One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter between the security forces and militants at Khrew in South Kashmir's Tral area on Wednesday.

Security forces have avenged the death of two of their men killed in an encounter at Khrew in south Kashmir on Tuesday by gunning down the Jaish-e-Mohammed operative.

A second militant is still trapped as a fierce encounter is u


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Central Silk Board begins five - days trial programme in Lamberi.

Nowshera: A five-day training program for insect foster farmers was launched at the Center for Research Dissemination, Central Silk Board, lamberi.

Dr. Vinod Singh, In-charge of the center said that for the next five days, farmers will be given technical information about silk in which information will be given about planting mulberry plants, keeping cleanliness, avoiding disease and informati


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Fresh raids on disgraced DSP's residence in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 22: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out fresh raids at the residence of disgraced Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh, who was caught while transporting two militants Naveed Baby, Rafi Ahmed and a lawyer Irfan Ahmed in his vehicle to Jammu on January 11.

According to police sources, the two militants and the lawyer had planned to travel to Pakistan afte


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Firing resumes at encounter site in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 22: Fresh firing started between the security forces and the militants in Kashmir's Tral area where an encounter was going on since Tuesday, police said.

One army jawan and a special police officer (SPO) were killed in the encounter on Tuesday.

The encounter started on Tuesday morning after the police got specific input about the presence of militants in the Zand village. The


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Textile Auction on January 28th & 29th 2020

New Delhi, Jan 22:The Textiles' an online auction by AstaGuru.com will feature rugs, shawls, sarees, traditional Pichwais, artefacts and accessories and ranges total of 100 lots.

The auction covers every region particularly known for their unique patterns and weaves of textiles- be it Iran erstwhile Persia, Benarasi fabric or Gujarat/Maharashtra specific Pichwais or Kashmiri Pashmina or Jamava


Wednesday, January 22, 2020MoS Home to review development on 3-day J&K visit

New Delhi, 22 Jan: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy will be launching various developmental works during his 3-day visit to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The minister left for Srinagar on Wednesday morning, his first visit to the union territory, after assuming office.

During the trip, Reddy will be visiting Srinagar and other rural areas of the Kashmir


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Naqvi stops at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, meets people

Srinagar, Jan 22: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi went to the Lal Chowk in Srinagar and briefly interacted with the people there.

He stopped at the Chowk and spoke with some shopkeepers and locals, and inquired about the problems they were facing.

Naqvi said: "There is a positive environment and the government is spreading positivity among the people by communicating


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Anti-terror operations intensified in J&K, says DGP

Srinagar, Jan 22: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said that counter terror operations have been intensified in Kashmir lately, which have led to many successful operations against the militants.

He was speaking at the wreath laying ceremony of special police officer (SPO) Shahbaz Ahmed at the district police lines in Srinagar. Ahmed was killed in an encounter be


Wednesday, January 22, 2020J&K kids nationalists, sometimes they're motivated in wrong direction: Rajnath

New Delhi, Jan 22: The children of Jammu and Kashmir are nationalists, but they are sometimes being motivated in the wrong direction, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said.

The comments come days after Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said girls and boys, as young as 10 and 12, were being radicalised in Kashmir, adding that it was a matter of concern.

"The kids of Jammu Kashmir are


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Pak has 'limited options' to respond to India's decision on Jammu and Kashmir: CRS report

Washington, Jan 22: Pakistan's leadership has "limited options" to respond to India's decision on Jammu and Kashmir as many analysts view that Islamabad has "little credibility" on the issue given its long history of covertly supporting militant groups there, according to a US Congressional report.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) in its second report on Kashmir in less than six months


Wednesday, January 22, 202010 long operating terrorists killed in J&K in 20 days

Srinagar: At least 10 local terrorists who were operating in Jammu and Kashmir for the past two-three years have been killed in the last 20 days this month, a police officer said.

The top brass of the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir attribute the spurt in gunfights between the security forces and terrorists during this month to "actionable intelligence inputs" and not to any recent infilt


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Trump says he's talking to Imran Khan about Kashmir

New York, Jan 22: US President Donald Trump said that he is talking with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan about Kashmir and he would help if he could.

According to a transcript of the remarks made by him and Khan before their meeting in Davos, Trump said, "We're talking about Kashmir and the relation to what's going on with Pakistan and India. And if we can help, we certainly will be helpin


Wednesday, January 22, 2020One lakh scholarships for J&K students this year: Naqvi

Srinagar: More than one lakh scholarships will be given to students in Jammu and Kashmir this year, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, told in an exclusive interview.

He said that over 10 lakh scholarships will be provided to students in J&K in the next five years.

"All students from J&K, from Ist standard to gradation, will get the scholarship after applying," he sai


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Conserve water by establishing ‘Water Management Committees’: Shekhawat

KATHUA, JANUARY 21:- Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today said that there is a need to create “Water Management Committees” which will help to manage, harvest and distribute water in efficient manner.
The Minister said this while addressing a mammoth gathering at Barnoti and Hiranagar blocks of Kathua district during his public outreach campaign.
While addressing the


Tuesday, January 21, 2020JK Home Department refutes News Report

'No separate file for promotion of Davinder Singh ever been processed'

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Jammu and Kashmir Home Department today strongly refuted a news report appearing in a section of press with the caption “Persuasive Singh won over L-G for promotion”
Rebutting the news report appearing in the 18th January 2020 edition of Asian Age Newspaper, the Home Department made it clear that 'No separate file for promotion of delinquent officer, Davinder Singh, as SP


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Public outreach programme: Anurag Thakur listens to people's issues at Khour

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Singh Thakur today listened to people's issues here at Khour, as part of centre government's public outreach programme.
During the meeting, he interacted with various deputations and civil society members of Khour block, who projected demands and difficulties faced by them. Financial Commissioner, Finance


Tuesday, January 21, 2020GoI committed to promote trade, tourism, technology in JK: Sarangi

KATHUA, JANUARY 21: Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Pratap Chandra Sarangi today said the Government of India is striving hard to promote technology, trade and tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Minister made these remarks while interacting with masses during a Public Outreach Program at Kathua.
At the outset, Sarangi d


Tuesday, January 21, 2020V K Singh addresses public outreach programme at Chenani

Lays foundation of receiving station at Kud, inaugurates various development works

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY -21: Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Gen (Retd) V.K Singh today addressed public outreach programme at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chenani in Udhampur.
The programme was attended by Commissioner Secretary, PWD (R&B) Department J&K, Khurshid Ahmed Shah, District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla, Chief Engineer PWD, Jammu Des Raj Bhagat, SSP


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Dhotre chairs public outreach camp at Kalakote

Inaugurates several developmental projects

RAJOURI, JANUARY 21- Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre today conducted a public outreach camp, here at Kalakote.
Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, Joint Director School Education Jammu, Showket Mehmood, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kalakote, Krishan Lal and several other civil and pol


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Arjun Munda concludes 2-day tour of Reasi

Listens to people's issues at Arna

REASI, JANUARY 21: Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda today concluded two day tour of this mountainous district after chairing a public meeting here at Arnas.
The Union Minister was greeted by the members of local tribal community- who had gathered in large numbers amid heavy downpour.
Addressing the public meeting, he reiterated the government’s resolve of facilitating two-way


Tuesday, January 21, 2020BJP doesn't believe in dynastic politics: Raman Suri

JAMMU: BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) State Executive Member Raman Suri today said that BJP, which is the largest political outfit in India, truly represents common people and is not ruled by dynasty. It is the character of this party only, that enables even common people to reach pinnacle of party for serving the nation. Recent election of JagatPrakashNadda,who is fromHimachal Pradesh and born in P


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Power shutdown

JAMMU JANUARY 21:To carry out erection of poles of 33 KV line, the shutdown of 33 KV Old Kartholi line is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Raya, Gurah Slathia, Mandal, Smailpur and adjoining areas will remain affected on January 23 and 27 from 9 am to 4pm.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Poonch administration holds public outreach program at Surankote, Mandi

POONCH, JANUARY 21: District Administration Poonch today held a mega public outreach program under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, here at GDC Poonch.
Chairman BDC Surankote, SDM Surankote, BDO, district Officers, Surpanchs, panchs, senior officers besides locals attended the program.
During the outreach programme Horticulture Department provided 3 power ti


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Comm Secy reviews functioning of Forest Deptt

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Commissioner Secretary Sarita Chauhan Department of Forest, Environment & Ecology today reviewed the functioning of Forest Department at Van Bhawan Jammu.
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests J&K, Dr. Mohit Gera through a presentation briefed the Secretary about the functioning of the Forest Department and the various schemes/programs being implemented by the departmen


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Union Min Rijiju inaugurates indoor multipurpose sports complex at Jammu

‘GoI doing needful to provide world-class facilities to JK athletes’

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports and Minority Affairs, Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday inaugurated indoor multipurpose sports complex here at Bhagwati Nagar.
The complex is constructed by the J&K State Sports Council at the cost of Rs 4 crore.
The Minister was accompanied by MP Jammu Poonch Constituency, Jugal Kishore Sharma; Administrative Secretary Youth Servic


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Union H&UA Minister meets locals at Sunderbani

Inaugurates several development projects

RAJOURI, JANUARY 21: As part of the public outreach programme launched by the Centre Government for the Union Territory of J&K, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation(Independent Charge) ) and MoS Commerce and Industry today met scores of people during a public outreach programme here at Sunderbani.
The Union Minister also inaugurated string of n


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Public outreach programme: Union Agri Minister inaugurates several projects in Samba

Rolls out centre's plan for development of farming sector

VIJAYPUR (SAMBA), JANUARY 21- Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Kailash Choudhary today inaugurated completed projects and launched new works in border district Samba and chaired a public outreach meeting at Raya Morh block- Vijaypur.
Member Parliament, Lok Sabha, Jugal Kishore Sharma also participated in the Public outreach programme along with Secretary Agric


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Center's Public Outreach Programme: Union MoS Gangwar visits Ramban, inaugurates development works, distributes financial assistance

RAMBAN, JANUARY 21- As a sequel to Center government's public outreach programme, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, today visited Ramban district and inaugurated Power Receiving Station, Chanderkote, Fruit and Vegetable Market Batote.
Union Minister, while addressing a mammoth gathering at Batote, highlighted the significance of var


Tuesday, January 21, 2020District Administration Kupwara organizes Public Outreach Progamme

PM pension cards distributed among farmers
KUPWARA, JANUARY 21: District Administration, Kupwara today organised a Public Outreach Programme at Government Degree College (GDC) Kupwara.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Principal GDC Kupwara, district officers, BDC chairpersons, Sarpanch, Panch, Anganwadi worker


Tuesday, January 21, 2020ISM organizes seminar on diabetes in Bandipora

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 21: Indian System of Medicines on Tuesday organized a seminar on integrated approach for prevention and treatment of diabetes.
The objective of the seminar was to highlight the role of AYUSH system of medicines in prevention and treatment of various diseases including diabetes.
Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, Director ISM Mohan Singh, Joint Director Pla


Tuesday, January 21, 2020DDC Pulwama for adoption of sustainable Agri practices for doubling farmers income

Directs for effective measures to curb Agri land conversion

PULWAMA, JANUARY 21: District Development Commissioner Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer convened a meeting of officers to review the progress registered under Horticulture and Agriculture sectors in the district, here today.
The meeting was attended by Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Horticulture Officer and other concerned.
On the occasion, Chief Agriculture Officer informed the meeting that under


Tuesday, January 21, 2020BBBP: ICDS Pulwama organizes Training Cum Awareness Camps

PULWAMA, JANUARY 21: As part of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao(BBBP) campaign, ICDS office Pulwama conducted a Training cum Awareness Camp for school management committees across the district.
During the series of programmes 450 teachers and other functionaries of Education Department were trained and educated about the importance of girl education and measures which need to be taken to lower girls sc


Tuesday, January 21, 2020DDC Bandipora reviews implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 21: District Development Commissioner Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today reviewed the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in the district.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Executive Engineer PHE and other senior officers of the district.
On the occasion, Shahbaz Mirza said under Jal Jeevan Mission (Har Ghar Nal) the recent survey rep


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Market checking: Erring traders fined in Baramulla

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 21: Acting upon the directions of Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, the market checking team headed by Assistant Commissioner Baramulla Mohammad Rafiq Lone inspected various markets of Baramulla town.
The market checking team was representing the departments of Revenue, Weights & Measures, Municipal Committee, FCS&CA, Legal Metrology and Police departments.
During inspection,


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Haj 2020: Selection of trainers

SRINAGAR, JANUERY 21: Executive Officer, Jammu & Kashmir Haj Committee has invited application from desiring permanent Muslim government employees of the Jammu and Kashmir for imparting training to pilgrims for Haj-2020.
The applicant must have performed Haj preferably during last five years and must not be more than 58 years of age, must be conversant with English/Urdu language, eloquent in t


Tuesday, January 21, 2020ADC finalizes R- Day arrangements at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY 21:- Additional Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr. Gurvinderjeet Singh today convened a meeting of district officers to finalize the arrangements for the celebration of Republic Day-2020 at Udhampur.
Threadbare discussions were held on various arrangements related to the smooth conduct of the function like seating, barricading, drinking water and power supply, sanitation, fir


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Agriculture Department sends off farmers’ groups for training programme outside UT

JAMMU JANUARY 21: Agriculture Department today send three batches of farmers for trainings/ exposure visits outside UT of J&K from 21st to 25th January, 2020 from the Directorate of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan, Jammu for capacity building of the farmers.
Joint Director Agriculture (Extension), O. S. Choudhary flagged off the first group of 40 farmers of Bhalwal Block under NAFCC project who wi


Tuesday, January 21, 2020DDC flags off first batch of MAITRIs to rural areas

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 21: District Development Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana today flagged off the first Batch of 03 MAITRIs to the rural areas of Kucchal, Tatanai and Kewa Panchyats of the district.
MAITRI (Multipurpose Artificial Insemination Technician for Rural India) is a component of Nationwide Artificial Insemination Program (NAIP) under Rashtriya Gokul Mission. MAITRIs are trained technic


Tuesday, January 21, 2020FTII Pune holds admission seminar at IIMC Campus Jammu

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Film and Television Institute of India Pune today held a seminar at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Jammu campus for admissions to FTII Pune and Satyajeet Ray Film and Television Institute of India, Kolkata.
Head of the Department of Screen Acting, FTII Prof. Siddharth Shasta gave details about the joint entrance test for various courses of these two institutes.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020DDC Kishtwar holds joint meeting of BDC Chairpersons, BDOs

KISHTWAR JANUARY 21: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana chaired a joint meeting of Block Development Council Chairpersons and Block Development Officers to ensure that the newly elected BDC Chairpersons play pivotal role in the development of rural areas.
During the interactive session, DDC reiterated that all the BDC chairpersons should work in close coordination with all the


Tuesday, January 21, 2020BBBP Week 2020: ADC flags off walkathon from Sports Stadium Doda

DODA, JANUARY 21: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Doda Kishori Lal Sharma flagged off ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ walkathon from Sports Stadium Doda via DC office to Old Bus Stand with an aim to generate awareness among the masses to save and educate the girl child.
ADC said that district administration in collaboration with ICDS department organized the walkathon to spread and promote the mess


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Green Srinagar Initiative: Massive plantation drive to begin from March 15

SSCL in collaboration with Forest department to distribute saplings for plantation across the district

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 21: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who is also the CEO Srinagar Smart City Limited or SSCL Tuesday said a massive plantation drive is being held again this year as part of the Green Srinagar Initiative launched last year in the district under the Smart City mission.
The DC who was speaking in a meeting convened here with concerned departments said the


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Srinagar Smart City: Key infrastructural projects worth Rs. 500 crore to be taken up in 2020-21

Consultations with stakeholders part of planning process to ensure holistic development: CEO SSCL

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 21: Key infrastructural projects worth a huge Rs. 500 crore will be taken up for execution in Srinagar under the Smart City project in 2020-2021 fiscal.
From road redevelopment to development of footpaths to creation of heritage network to upgradation of historic markets to development of drainage network to creation of green spaces to setting up of street furniture to beauti


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Caving in of embankment at Shivpora: DC Srinagar takes firsthand assessment

Rs. 35 lakh released for restoration of embankment; restoration work started immediately after occurrence of damage

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 21: Soon after the incident involving caving in of around 20-meter stretch of Jhelum embankment at Shivpora, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary early Tuesday morning visited the area and took a firsthand assessment of the damage.
Concerned officers from Irrigation & Flood Control, Geology & Mining, Public Health Engineering, Public Works Department and Rev


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Secy FCS&CA visits Ganderbal, reviews availability of essentials

Visits LPG bottling plant at Pampore

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 21: Secretary, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Pandurang Kondbarao Pole today visited Ganderbal and chaired a meeting of officers to review the position of essential commodities and other supply position in the district.
The meeting was attended by Director FCS&CA Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Additional Secretary FCS&CA, Mehraj-u-din Khan, Deputy Director Leg


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Various delegations call on Naqvi

Union Minister assures early redressal of grievances

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 21: Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi heard various public deputations as a part of outreach programme launched by Central government.
Advisor to Lt Governor, Farooq Khan and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary were also present on the occasion.
A delegation led by BDC Harwan Chairperson raised various demands regarding augmentation


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Centre wants new dawn of development, accountability in J&K: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

E-inaugurates Rs. 16.53 cr Malroo bridge, Rs. 6.62 cr FPF office bldng, lays foundation of Dara High School

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 21: Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that the Central Government wants a new dawn of development and accountability in the functioning of government machinery in Jammu & Kashmir.
He said this at the Public Outreach Programme and E-inauguration/foundation stone laying ceremony at Harwan block in Srinagar.
Advisor to Lt Governor, Farooq Khan


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Chief Electoral Officer calls on Lt Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Sh. Shailendra Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir, today called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.
Sh. Kumar briefed the Lt Governor about the various activities undertaken by the Election Commission in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for generating awareness of electoral process and sensitizing the voters especially


Tuesday, January 21, 2020MHA sanctions 2,000 posts in CISF

New Delhi, Jan 21: The Union Home Ministry has approved creation of 2,000 posts in the CISF to augment its strength to effectively guard vital installations, including airports, atomic installations, metro networks, officials said.

The Central Industrial Security Force guards about 60 civil airports in the country and has an elite VVIP security wing under its command called the Special Securit


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Bright future awaits J-K after abrogation of Article 370: Rijiju

Jammu, Jan 21: Stating that Article 370 was the "biggest obstacle" in the development of Jammu and Kashmir, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the future of the Union Territory is bright and its youth can now have a dream to "touch the sky".

Rijiju was the part of the latest batch of nearly a dozen Union ministers who reached Jammu on Tuesday on the fourth day of the massive outreach


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Two J-K youths among National Bravery awardees

New Delhi, Jan 21:Two youths from Jammu & Kashmir and a Karnataka boy, who guided an ambulance during floods in the state, are among those who have been chosen for the National Bravery Award this year, officials said on Tuesday.

The names of awardees -- 10 girls and 12 boys -- were announced by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) on Tuesday.

Sixteen-year-old Muhammed Muhsin from Koz



Rajouri, 21 Jan: In an effort to promote awareness about 'Health and Sanitation, Indian Army organised an awareness lecture on “Hygiene and Sanitation” at Youth Centre, Palma in Rajouri District.

The aim of the lecture was to educate students, and youth to accomplish the vision of a clean and serene India. Emphasis was laid on various aspects that are required to be addressed to have a clean


Tuesday, January 21, 20202 militants among 4 killed in Kashmir encounter

Srinagar, Jan 21: Two militants and two security men were killed in an ongoing encounter in the Tral area of south Kashmir on Tuesday.

The two security men included an army jawan and a Special Police Office (SPO), who were injured during the encounter. The two succumbed to injuries while being taken to the hospital.

According to reports, police had a specific input about the presence of mi


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Soni Razdan seeks probe on Afzal Guru being made 'scapegoat'

Mumbai, Jan 21: Senior Bollywood actress Soni Razdan demanded a probe into why the 2001 Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru was made a "scapegoat" and hanged in 2013, despite his raising questions against his investigating officer.

In what is being seen as dipping her finger into a burning cauldron, Razdan's controversial tweet said: "This is a travesty of justice. Who is going to bring


Tuesday, January 21, 20202 militants killed in encounter in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 21: Two militants were killed and two security men injured in an ongoing encounter in the Tral area of south Kashmir.

According to reports, police had a specific input about the presence of militants in the Zand village of Tral. The area was cordoned off and search operation launched. A contact was eventually established with the militants, who were hiding in a house that led to


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Traffic suspended on Jammu-Srinagar NH after fresh snowfall

Jammu, Jan 21: Fresh snowfall in high altitude areas and rains in plains led to suspension of traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, leaving over 1500 vehicles stranded, officials said.

A traffic department official said traffic on the strategic highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was suspended from both Srinagar and Jammu in view of the fr


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Encounter breaks out in J&K's Pulwama

Srinagar, Jan 21: An encounter broke out between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khrew following information about the presence of militants in the area, an officer said.

The operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire. The security forces retaliated, trig


Tuesday, January 21, 2020No relief for 3 ex CMs, other leaders, internet still suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 21: There was no relief for three former Chief Ministers, ex-ministers and ex-legislators who remained under detention from August 5, when the Centre scrapped Article 370 and 35 A and dividing the state into two Union Territory (UT).

Internet service of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) remained suspended since August 5, badly hitting media per


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Rightful demand of Kashmiri Pundits that they are facilitated to return to their birth place: Naidu

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said it is quite natural for the Kashmiri Pandits to expect the governments and society to understand their sufferings and take steps for their rehabilitation.

He said it is the duty of the country as a whole and the Kashmiri people in particular to see that the "sons of the soil, who were driven out due to killings and terror instigated by India's ne


Tuesday, January 21, 2020In dead of night, BJP releases New Delhi candidate's name

New Delhi, Jan 21: In the middle of the night, post 1 a.m., the BJP released its final list that has its New Delhi candidate, Sunil Yadav, who is pitted against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Yadav is a young face who holds the President's Office of Yuva Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party, Delhi (BJYM Delhi). An advocate by profession, Yadav worked his way up the ranks from being the District Pre


Monday, January 20, 2020Samagra Shikhsa screens Special “Kanno Dekhi Movie” for special children

JAMMU, JANUARY 20- A special Kanno Dekhi Movie “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”- for visually impaired children, was today screened by Directorate of Samagra Shiksha in association with Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, here at Platinum Cineplex, Palm Islands, Canal Road.
The movie is specially designed with background voice narrations, which help visually impaired persons to understand the storyline and enjoy the


Monday, January 20, 2020Union MoS Sarangi dedicates several development project to rural populace

Spells out govt schemes, achievements during public outreach programme at Ramkot

KATHUA, JANUARY 20- Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Partap Chandra Sarangi, today said that the Union Government is endeavoring hard towards all round development of every part of Jammu and Kashmir with emphasis on unreached areas.
Union MoS, while addressing a mammoth gathering during a public outreach program at Ramko


Monday, January 20, 2020Union MoS lays foundation stones for roads at Marh, Bhalwal

Lists development programmes, centrally sponsored schemes

JAMMU, JANUARY 20: Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Susree Debasree Choudhari, today laid foundation stones for construction of roads from Machine Domana to Chibba Chak in Block Bhalwal Jammu and Lahori Chak, Gajnasoo Bazaar to Rathua in Block Marh.
While addressing the gathering at Marh, the Union MoS said that the Government of India is according special focus on ensu


Monday, January 20, 2020V.K Singh conducts public interaction programme at Tikri Udhampur

Terms road connectivity as pre-requisite for growth, development

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY - 20: As part of public outreach programme launched by the Center government for the Union Territory of J&K, Minister of State for Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways General (Retired) V. K Singh, conducted a exhaustive public outreach programme at Higher Secondary School, Tikri, Udhampur here this morning .
Commissioner Secretary, PWD (R&B) Department, Khurs


Sunday, January 19, 2020Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization held across Kashmir

SRINAGAR, JANUERY 19: The Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Programme was today held across Kashmir during which thousands of children under the age of 5 years were administered anti-polio vaccine to protect them against the crippling disease.
AT ANANTNAG: The District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir inaugurated the programme by administering polio drops to newborn i


Sunday, January 19, 2020Smriti Irani holds public meetings at Reasi

Inaugurates public projects, assures establishment of textile unit in Reasi

REASI, JANUARY 19: Union Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani today conducted public meetings at village Moori of Dheeti Panchayat and at Spritual Growth Centre here today.
Addressing a huge crowd near Middle School Moori, Smriti Irani congratulated the locals for participating in huge numbers in parliamentary as well as Urban Local Bodies elections in the recent p


Sunday, January 19, 2020Union Min Dr MN Pandey conducts Public Outreach Prog at Block Dansal

Urges people to share ideas with Govt at- www.MyGov.in to usher direct participatory democracy

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: As part of Union Government's Public Outreach Programme, Union Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey today visited various panchayats of Block Dansal, Jammu including Tarah, Janakha and Dansal panchayats and interacted with the residents there.
This visit is part of Union Government's unique initiative under which 36 Cabinet and Council Mi


Sunday, January 19, 2020Dr Jitendra Singh conducts public outreach programme at Udhampur

Inaugurates various developmental projects, interacts with BDC Chairpersons, Councilors, Sarpanches
UDHAMPUR, JANUARY - 19: Union Minister of State in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh today conducted public outreach programme at Subash Stadium, Udhampur.
Commissioner Secretary, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment J&K, Sarita Chauhan, District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Dr. Piyush Sing


Sunday, January 19, 2020Advisor Sharma releases J&K Tourism Calendar

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, KK Sharma released annual calendar 2020 of Tourism Department, J&K, here today.
The calendar was released in presence of Director Tourism Kashmir, Nisar Ahmed.
On the occasion, the Advisor complimented the department for selecting scenic pictures of places of tourism significance for the calendar.


Sunday, January 19, 2020Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization programme begins in Doda

DODA, JANUARY 19:- District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr. Sagar D Doifode inaugurated the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization programme at the Model Polio Booth near OPD block, New District Hospital Doda and also administered Polio drops to the children.
Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, MS District Hospital Doda besides Doctors and senior functionaries of the Health Dep


Sunday, January 19, 2020DDC Doda sends off students for educational tour

DODA, JANUARY 19: District Development Commissioner, Dr.Sagar D Doifode today flagged-off the batch of 40 students for educational tour to Tamil Nadu for student exchange programme under Samagra Shiksha.
DDC extended good wishes to the students and advised them to maintain a tour diary during the tour and asked them to thank the government especially Ministry of HRD who gave them opportunity t


Sunday, January 19, 2020DC Kishtwar inaugurates Pulse Polio Immunization Programme

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 19: Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana today kick started three days Intensified Pulse Polio Programme administered Polio drops to children below 05 years at District Hospital Kishtwar in presence of ADDC Kishtwar Mohd. Hanief Malik and Medical Superintendent District Hospital Kishtwar Dr. Parvez Iqbal Wani.
Deputy CMO Kishtwar Dr. Mohd. Fareed Bhat, District Immu


Sunday, January 19, 2020DC Kishtwar flags off students’ tour under Samagra Shiksha

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 19: Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana today flagged off a group of 30 students of the District under students exchange tour Samagra Shiksha from District Headquarter Kishtwar to Tamilnadu.
ADDC Kishtwar Mohd Hanief Malik, CEO Kishtwar Dr. Kuldeep Kumar Sharma, Assistant Director Planning Manesh Manhas, ZEO Marwah Vidya Dhar, ZEO Padder Subash Sharma, ZEO Nagseni S


Sunday, January 19, 2020UTDRF 2nd Bn. Jammu celebrates 8th Annual Raising Day

JAMMU JANUARY 19: UTDRF 2nd Bn. Jammu today celebrated its 8th Annual Raising Day at Bn. Hqrs. Jammu.
SSP, Commandant of the Bn. Nisha Nathyal, inspected the Bn. Quarter Guard and took salute of UTDRF Parade Contingent.
Speaking on the occasion, the Commandant congratulated the officers and Jawans on Raising Day. She elaborated the need and purpose for creation of UTDRF to act as first respon


Sunday, January 19, 2020Handloom Development Department organizes Handloom Expo “Magical Weaves”

JAMMU JANUARY 19: Director Handloom Development Department, Babila Rakwal today officially inaugurated the Handloom Expo “Magical Weaves organized by Handloom Development Department in collaboration with M/S JanKalyan Handloom WICS at Kala Kendra Jammu.
Deputy Labour Commissioner Kanta Rakwal, Assistant Director Handloom Development Department Jammu Sonika Parihar, Secretary Handloom Corporati


Sunday, January 19, 2020DDC Ramban flags off “Student Exchange Programme” under SSA

RAMBAN, JANUARY, 19: District Development Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan today flagged off a tour of 30 students from Ramban to Tamil Nadu for “Student Exchange Programme” organised by the Education department under Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.
ADC, Ashok Sharma, Chief Education Officer AH Fani, Headmaster GGHS, Amjad Hussain Malik and staff members of the concerned department were present on the oc


Sunday, January 19, 2020DC Rajouri inaugurates 3-days IPPI campaign

82% target children covered on Day 1

RAJOURI, JANUARY 19: Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Nazir Sheikh today kick started three days long campaign of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization and administered vaccine to the children below five years of age at polio booth of Gujjar Mandi.
Senior Rotarian KK Langer, senior officers of district administration, health department and civil society members were present on this occasion.


Sunday, January 19, 2020DDC Samba inaugurates Pulse Polio Programme

SAMBA, JANUARY 19: District development Commissioner, samba Rohit Khajuria today inaugurated Intensified Pulse Polio Programme and instilled polio vaccine drops to newly born baby in the presence of Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rajinder Samyal at District Hospital Samba.
The polio programme is set to be carried out for 3 days and 47654 children in the district of age group below 5 years are to b


Sunday, January 19, 2020NUDWA organizes first ‘SPUPC’ Conference at Sr

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: National Unani Doctors’ Welfare Association (NUDWA) organized first “Scope and prospects of Unani Medicine in Pediatric Health Care” (SPUPC) Conference in collaboration with Hermas Academy of Doctors, Kerala here today.
The conference was attended by Director Indian System of Medicine, Dr Mohan Singh, Chief Philosopher Hermas Academy Kerala and Director Calicut Unan


Sunday, January 19, 2020Verification of executed works: Govt deploys additional staff to DSEOs

JAMMU, JANUARY 20: In order to carryout detailed and complete verification of projects being implemented under different schemes, the government ordered deployment of additional staff in District Statistical & Evaluation Offices (DSEOs) in both the divisions of J&K.
The additional manpower comprises various officials of Statistical & Evaluation cadre, who have been mandated to verify at ground


Sunday, January 19, 20201707309 children administered polio vaccine in JK

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: On the first day of Pulse Polio Immunization Programme, 1707309 children in the age bracket of 0-5 years were administered oral polio vaccine today throughout Jammu and Kashmir.
In the Kashmir division, 948568 children were vaccinated against the crippling disease which amounted to 89 percent of the total target.
Whereas, in Jammu division 758741 children were given polio


Sunday, January 19, 2020Union Health Minister inaugurates National Immunization Day

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey today inaugurated National Immunisation Day here at Gandhi Nagar Hospital.
Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo; Director Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization J&K, Dr. Arun Sharma; Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Renu Sharma; Mission Director, National Health Mi


Sunday, January 19, 2020Muraleedharan e-inaugurates Rural Haat, PMGSY projects in Billawar

Reviews progress of various centrally sponsored schemes

KATHUA, JANUARY 19: Union Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, V. Muraleedharan today e-inaugurated Rural Haat and various road projects under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) at Billawar.
He also reviewed progress of various centrally sponsored schemes and presided over many functions during which he stressed on effective implementation of government pro


Sunday, January 19, 2020Work on AIIMS in Samba to start in Feb: Choubey

All households in Samba to have piped-water connections by 2020

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, today said that civil works on the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) project in Samba shall commence in the month of February 2020.
The Union Minister informed this on a visit to the site identified for the establishment of AIIMS at Vijaypur in Samba district. The project


Sunday, January 19, 2020Central Govt. committed for exemplary transformation in J&K on developmental front: Piyush Goyal

Advisor Khan hopes Goyal will act as JK's ambassador at Centre to project UT's demands

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: The Central Government is committed on its promise for exemplary transformation on developmental front across Jammu and Kashmir after the people joyfully embraced the new system of administration. This was stated by Union Minister of Railways, Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal today while addressing a large gathering of people at Akhnoor here.
The minister inaugurated thre


Sunday, January 19, 2020GoI committed to equitable, fast-track development of JK: R K Singh

Union Minister, Advisor Bhatnagar hold massive public outreach programme at Doda

DODA, JANUARY 19: Union Minister of State for Power, New & Renewable Energy, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Raj Kumar Singh today reiterated the commitment of the central government to ensure equitable and fast-track development projects in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union Minister was addressing a public outreach programme here along with Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnaga


Sunday, January 19, 2020Conducting Block Development Council Elections in J&K a historical step: Anurag Thakur

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: The Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri. Anurag Singh Thakur today said that Jammu and Kashmir has suffered immensely due to the historical mistakes, and this has had a detrimental impact on its political, social and economic development. He said this while inaugurating various developmental projects at Nagrota, Jammu during the second day of the


Sunday, January 19, 2020Three decades on, exodus still haunts Kashmiri Pandits

New Delhi, Jan 19 Exactly 30 years ago on January 19, 1990, the Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee their homeland, the Kashmir Valley, as a result of being targeted by Islamic jihadis.

Meanwhile, different political parties came to power but couldn''t create a conducive atmosphere for their return to the valley. Displaced Kashmiri Hindus are still longing to return to their homeland.



Sunday, January 19, 2020Netizens change DPs on 30 yrs of Kashmiri Pandit exodus

New Delhi, Jan 19: Netizens changed their display pictures (DPs) to mark the 30th anniversary of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley.

#KashmiriPandits along with #TheKashmirFiles,A#HumWapasAayenge trended, where Twitterati have showered their support by changing their displays to 'I AM KASHMIRI PANDIT' painted in saffron colour. On January 19, 1990, over five lakh Kashmiri Pandits


Sunday, January 19, 2020Man dies after falling off moving train

Jammu, Jan 19: A 32-year-old man died after falling off a train in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday.

The body was found on the railway track near Vijaypur on Saturday evening, the officials said.

They said the deceased apparently fell from a moving train.

The body was shifted to Government Medical College Hospital Jammu for postmortem and identification, the


Sunday, January 19, 2020LG seeks detailed report on availability of essential commodities in snowbound areas

Jammu, Jan 19: Amid reports of disruptions in the supply of gas and other essential commodities in Jammu and Kashmir after heavy snowfall, Lt Governor G C Murmu has sought a detailed report on the availability of essential commodities in affected areas, an official spokesman said.

The Lt Governor has directed that multiple teams of officers be constituted immediately to visit affected areas wi


Sunday, January 19, 2020Nation bearing brunt of 'differences' between Modi-Shah:Baghel

Raipur, Jan 19: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said the country is bearing the brunt of "differences" between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the issue of the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Speaking at a function here on Friday, the Congress leader alleged that the BJP was "misleading" the country, and asked people t


Sunday, January 19, 2020One-way traffic to ply from Jammu to Srinagar on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Jan 19: One-way traffic was on Sunday allowed to ply from Jammu to Srinagar on 270-km-long national highway, the only road connecting Kashmir with rest of the country, after the vehicles were allowed towards the winter capital for two day.

'One-way traffic will be allowed from Jammu to Srinagar on Sunday to ply on Kashmir highway till further orders to avoid traffic jam and accidents


Sunday, January 19, 2020One person arrested, fake currency recovered in Anantnag

Srinagar, Jan 19: Police has arrested a person and recovered fake currency from him in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.

Official sources told agency that following specific information, police intercepted a person at Shangas in Anantnag. “During checking, police recovered fake currency notes worth Rs 10,000,” they said.\

They said the accused was immediately taken into custody.


Sunday, January 19, 2020'Shaheen Bagh anti-national version of Jallianwala Bagh'

New Delhi': "Shaheen Bagh is the anti-national version of Jallianwala Bagh massacre," claimed the Hindu Mahasabha on Saturday and demanded "stern action" to "deal with it".

Speaking to agency, Swami Chakrapani, the head of the outfit alleged, "Jallianwala Bagh was a congregation for nationalist cause where patriotic slogans were raised. Constrastingly, in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, protesters are r


Sunday, January 19, 2020Police arrests drug peddlers in Kashmir

Srinagar: In its action against drug peddlers, the police in Ganderbal arrested three peddlers and seized psychotropic substances from their possession.

Officers at a checkpoint established near Nagpo Ganderbal arrested Javid Ahmad Ganai, a resident of Devipora Kurran, and recovered 25 bottles of codeine from his possession.

In another instance, the Ganderbal police arrested Najeeb-ul-Hass


Sunday, January 19, 2020Three decades on, exodus still haunts Kashmiri Pandits

New Delhi, Jan 19: Exactly 30 years ago on January 19, 1990, the Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee their homeland, the Kashmir Valley, as a result of being targeted by Islamic jihadis.

Meanwhile, different political parties came to power but couldn't create a conducive atmosphere for their return to the valley. Displaced Kashmiri Hindus are still longing to return to their homeland.