Jammu and Kashmir

Thursday, January 28, 2021Gram Sabhas can play significant role in implementing Forest Rights Act: Expert

JAMMU: Gram Sabhas can play vital role in proper implementation of Forest Rights Act-2006.
This was stated by Prof K.C Agnihotri, Vice Chancellor of Central University of Himachal Pradesh while addressing an online activity organized by Literary Circle, an online platform (Facebook) conceived and created by a team hailing from Pir Panjal Region of J&K comprising research scholars and faculty me


Wednesday, January 27, 2021SHG delegation calls on Vijay Bakaya, demand restoration of scheme

Jammu, January 27: A delegation of Self Help Groups (SHG) today called on Apni Party General Secretary Shri Vijay Bakaya at Party Headquarters at Gandhi Nagar.
They reminded Shri Bakaya about the earlier meeting in which they had highlighted their plight after their Self Help Groups were disbanded.
They reminded him that about 4500 Engineering Graduates who were earning their livelihood through


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports 77 new positive cases, 121253 recovered so far

JAMMU, JANUARY 27-The Government on Wednesday informed that 77 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 18 from Jammu division and 59 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 124234.Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 129 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and disch


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Power shutdown

JAMMU, JANUARY 27: Chief Engineer (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu has informed that for Augmentation of 3.15MVA, 33/11KV Power Transformer to 6.3MVA, the power supply to Karah, Thandichui, Sujwal, Dhanger, Datiwal, Rajwal, Maleh, Kaleeth and adjoining areas will remain affected on January 28 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Similarly, for Installation of New VCB Panel, the power supply to Kamore and adjoining ar


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Employee of DIPR Doda felicitated on Republic Day

DODA, JANUARY 27: An employee of Department of Information and Public Relation, District Centre Doda, Mansoor Tariq, (Junior Assistant) was felicitated for his dedicated services on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day Celebrations 2021.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Sagar D Doifode felicitated Mansoor Tariq at the Republic Day celebration 2021 in recognition of the extreme devotion towards his duty.


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Dr. Itoo convenes review meeting of the Tourism Department

Says tourism linked to livelihood of people; stresses on promoting new destinations, focusing on all seasons, products

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 27: Director, Tourism, Kashmir, Dr. G N. Itoo Wednesday convened an extensive review meeting with senior officers of the Department including senior officers, resort officers and other employees to review the overall functioning of the department.
The Director Tourism observed that Kashmir is an all season destination offering visitors not only mesmerising beauty of its natural


Wednesday, January 27, 2021DDC Shopian reviews implementation of jal shakti projects

SHOPIAN JANUARY 27: District Development Commissioner, Shopian, Shrikant Suse, convened a meeting to review the progress of implementation of various schemes under Jal Shakti PHE department here today.
DDC discussed various issues pertaining to implementation of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), NABARD, Languishing, schemes under district plan and steps taken to augment drinking


Wednesday, January 27, 2021District admin Udhampur accords farewell to outgoing officers

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY 27: District Administration Udhampur today organized an impressive function to accord farewell to outgoing officers viz Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Rachna Sharma and Executive Engineer, JKSPDCL Department Rajinder Gupta.
The DDC lauded the contribution of these officers in public service in the district. All the officers present in the function extended their best wi


Wednesday, January 27, 2021DDC reviews progress of Jal Shakti Projects in Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JANUARY 27: The District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mr. Anshul Garg today chaired a meeting to review works and schemes approved under District Capex budget 2020-21 besides progress of various languishing projects approved by finance department’s high level committee for funding through JKIDFC Ltd. under Jal Shakti (Hydraulic) Sector at DC Office Anantnag.
Garg stressed upon th


Wednesday, January 27, 2021DIC Ramban sensitizes Sangaldan youth about PM’s Employment Generation Programme

RAMBAN, JANUARY 27: District Industries Centre, Ramban on Wednesday sensitized the unemployed youth about the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) at an awareness camp held here at Sangaldan.
The resource persons focused on the package of incentives being offered by the department of Industries and Commerce, including Capital Investment Subsidy (CIS), Interest, Insurance


Wednesday, January 27, 2021DC Kupwara Reviews Arrangements for Urs Celebration At Zati Shahwali Shrine

KUPWARA, JANUARY 27: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din today along with a team of officers visited shrine of Zatie Shahwali at Drugmulla to take stock of on-ground arrangements made for annual Urs celebrations.
He was accompanied by Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC), Mohammed Ashraf Bhat and other officers.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner took stock of the arra


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Div Com reviews Beating Retreat arrangements

JAMMU, JANUARY 27: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today convened a meeting to finalize the arrangements for Beating Retreat function to be held at MA Stadium on January 29.
The meeting was attended by SSP Security Jammu, ADC Jammu, Joint Director Information, besides senior officers from Army, Jal Shakti, JPDCL, PWD, JMC, Health, Sports Council, Youth Services & Sports, Fire and Em


Wednesday, January 27, 2021BJP issues show cause notice to local leader for misconduct

Jammu, Jan 27: The BJP on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to party activist Wasim Kohli for anti-party activities during the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

J-K BJP disciplinary committee chairman Sunil Sethi served the notice to Kohli, who is the BJP leader from Kalakote, based upon the complaints by local BJP leaders regarding anti-p


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Mehbooba reaches Jammu to interact with party workers

Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti reached Jammu on Wednesday afternoon where she will interact with party workers.

PDP spokesman and former MLC Firdous Tak told the news agency that Mehbooba Mufti reached Jammu in the afternoon, saying that she in coming week will visit different areas of Jammu, adding that she will also meet top party le


Wednesday, January 27, 2021SHG delegation calls on Vijay Bakaya, demand restoration of scheme

Jammu, January 27: A delegation of Self Help Groups (SHG) today called on Apni Party General Secretary Shri Vijay Bakaya at Party Headquarters at Gandhi Nagar.

They reminded Shri Bakaya about the earlier meeting in which they had highlighted their plight after their Self Help Groups were disbanded.

They reminded him that about 4500 Engineering Graduates who were earning their livelihood thr


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 27: Life returned to normal on Wednesday after remaining affected due to strike and security measures on Tuesday, when 72nd Republic Day (RD) was celebrated in the Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar.

Security forces had removed all nakas and restrictions imposed early yesterday to prevent any attempt by militants to disturb RD celebrations.

Business and other a


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Ensure safe, structured schooling in J&K, AP to administration

Srinagar, Jan 27: Stressing on the need for taking extra precautions before reopening of schools in the Jammu and Kashmir, Apni Party (AP) on Wednesday requested the parents to cooperate with the schools staff and follow the instructions for a hassle-free conduct of classes in order to ensure their wards remain safe and not become carriers of any fatal diseases.
In a statement here this afternoo


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Inside Kashmir's first Igloo cafe a 'Samavar' and 16 guests sipping 'kehwa'

SRINAGAR: Snow sculpture is not new to Kashmir, especially when it snows in abundance, like it did recently. Come snowfall, a pastime ‘sheen mohnev’- a statue of a man sculpted out of snow – is on display in almost every random compound of a house or a street for amusement.

The recent heavy snowfall in the valley, though, left more of a trail of apparent gloom knocking down some random frail


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Para’s persecution is emblematic of situation Kashmiri politicians are in: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 27: Asserting that PDP leader Waheed-ur-Rehman Para’s ‘persecution by the Indian government is emblematic of the situation that Kashmiri politicians find themselves in today’, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said that his last hope now rests on the justice system.

Ms Mehbooba, who is president of PDP, alleged that Kashmiri politicians are on one hand disliked and mistrusted


Wednesday, January 27, 2021COVID-19 vaccination drive: 5,671 more healthcare workers receive jabs in last 24 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 27: A total of 5,671 people were vaccinated in 194 sessions in the past 24 hours across the country, taking the total number of such beneficiaries to 20,29,480 in 36,572 sessions so far, Union Health Ministry informed on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, India recorded 12,689 new cases, pushing the country's COVID-19 tally to 1,06,89,527.

Besides, the country also recorded 137 fatalities


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Weather woes to continue, Chilai Kalan to end on Saturday in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 27: Weather woes to continue though the 40-day-long harshest period of winter “Chilai Kalan” will end on Saturday, a day before fresh Western Disturbance (WD) will hit the region which could result in isolated rain and snow from January 31.
The famed ski resort of Gulmarg, where hundreds of skiers, local and outside the state tourists, are enjoying on world class-snow slopes, conti


Wednesday, January 27, 2021JK sees another COVID-19 death, 74 new cases

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 74 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 1,24,157, while one more fatality due to the virus raised the death toll to 1,930, officials said.

Of the new cases, 23 are from Jammu division and 51 from Kashmir division, they said.

The officials said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 37 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus, including 17 travellers,


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Army man injured in IED blast in Kulgam succumbs

Anantnag, Jan 27 : An army man, who was among the four injured personnel after in an IED blast that was planted inside a school in Subhanpora locality of Shamsipora on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Kulgam district on Wednesday, succumbed to his injuries.

Officials told the news agency that one among the four injured army men succumbed to his injuries at Army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar.



Wednesday, January 27, 2021Major tragedy averted, live grenade recovered in Baramulla

Baramulla, Jan 27: Security forces averted a major tragedy when they detected and defused a live grenade in this north Kashmir district on Tuesday evening, official sources said on Wednesday.

They said after peaceful celebration of 72nd Republic Day (RD) on Tuesday, normal patrolling by the security forces continued in the district.

During the patrolling by security forces at village Sherpo


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Militants attack security force ROP in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 27: Militants attacked a Road Opening Party (ROP) of security forces in south Kashmir district of Kulgam in south Kashmir district of Kulgam on Wednesday, official sources said.

They said the ROP was attacked at Shamshipora, Kulgam, today.

Additional security forces have been rushed and entire area has been cordoned off and massive Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) launched t


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Traffic to ply from Srinagar to Jammu after 5 days

Srinagar, Jan 27: For the first time fresh traffic from Srinagar to Jammu was allowed on Wednesday after five days on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, official sources said on Wednesday.
No vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction, sources told TNN today.
Meanwhile, the historic 86-km-long Mughal road,


Wednesday, January 27, 2021CASO underway in twin villages of Shopian

Srinagar: A cordon and search operation is underway in twin villages of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday morning.

As per reports joint forces led by Jammu and Kashmir police, army’s Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF launched anti-militancy operations in Reban and Nadimarg villages.

The search operations were in progress when this report was being filed.


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Three Army men injured in Anantnag attack, one critical

Anantnag, Jan 27: Three Army men were on Wednesday injured after militants attacked Road Opening Party (ROP) of 24 RR along the Jammu-Srinagar highway near Shamshipora area of Anantnag.

Officials told the news agency—that a ROP of 24 RR was attacked by militants on highway, which resulted in injuries to three army men, adding that forces present in the area also retaliated but the militants ma


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Teenage girl dies due to burn injuries in north Kashmir

Baramulla: A teenage girl died due to burn injuries she received at her home in the north Kashmir district of Kupwara, official sources said.

They said a girl identified as 16-year-old Masrat Bano suffered serious burn injuries when a fire broke out due to cooking gas leak at her house at Lolab on Monday evening.

However, she was immediately rushed to District Hospital Kupwara from where sh


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Operation on war-footing to restore traffic to far flung, remote areas in Kashmir

Srinagar: Snow clearance operation was going on war-footing to restore traffic to dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), which remained cutoff for the fourth successive day due to accumulation of snow.

Meanwhile, traffic to border towns of Gurez in Bandipora remained suspended since January 1 due to accumulation of several feet of snow.

“Snow c


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Two soldiers wounded after militants attack security forces in south Kashmir's Kulgam

SRINAGAR: Suspected militants attacked security forces in Shamsipora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday, leaving two soldiers wounded.

A senior police officer told news agency that militants fired upon an army party in which two army personnel received bullet wounds.

Both the troopers were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment, the officer added.

Soon after the att


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Night temp improves in Kashmir; Gulmarg freezes at minus 11.5 degree

Srinagar: There was some respite from chilly weather conditions as the mercury during the night improved and settled above normal at most places in Kashmir valley, where a fresh spell of snow is predicted from Sunday.

Meanwhile, bright sunshine greeted people in the afternoon in the summer capital, Srinagar, and other parts of Kashmir valley though ice cold winds from snow-clad mountains conti


Wednesday, January 27, 202172nd RD celebrated in Kashmir

Srinagar: The 72nd Republic Day (RD) was celebrated across the Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar despite sub zero temperature amidst unprecedented security arrangements.

The celebrations were peaceful with no report of any untoward incident in the valley, officials said. However, mobile internet of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) was suspe


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Mobile internet suspended for several hours in Kashmir

Srinagar: Mobile internet services of all cellular companies were suspended in Kashmir valley for several hours for security reasons, during the Republic Day celebrations across the country.

However, broadband and fix-line internet were working normally in the valley, where high speed internet services have remained suspended since August 5, 2019, when the Centre abrogated Article 370 and Art


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Amid tight security, R-Day function held in Jammu, LG hoists Tri-colour

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday hoisted the National Flag at the Union Territory level function on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day, here at the Maulana Azad Stadium.

The Lt Governor inspected the parade and took the salute at an impressive march past.
Motorcycle Acrobatics displayed by J&K Police, besides Youth displaying various musical performances


Wednesday, January 27, 2021IG BSF Jammu hoists largest Tri-colour in Jammu

Jammu: On the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day, N S Jamwal, IG, BSF, Jammu on Tuesday hoisted one of the largest National Flag (30 x 20 feet) at BSF Border Out Post Octroi with great fervor and enthusiasm, here on the city outskirts.

The flag is tallest in the Jammu region, flying at 131 feet high pole, which can be seen even from a distance in Pakistan.

IG BSF Jammu before hoisting the fl


Wednesday, January 27, 2021'Srinagar nearly 50% deficient of organised parks, gardens'

Srinagar: The summer capital has nearly 50% deficient organized parks and gardens against norms, official data states.

As per official data, there are as many as 169 parks existing in Srinagar city with a total area of about 287 hectares against the minimum standard of 570 hectares as provided in the Urban and Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) guidelines, 2015.


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Srinagar man shot at by gunmen last month succumbs at SKIMS

SRINAGAR: A Srinagar resident shot at by unidentified gunmen in Soura area of Srinagar last month sccumbed to his injuries at a hospital on Wednesday.

Nadif Hanief Khan, a resident of Soura was shot and injured by gunmen at his residence on December 1 last year.

Officials told TNN that Nadif was admitted to SKIMS hospital in Soura, where he succumbed to his injuries in the wee hours today.


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Cold wave intensifies in North India

JAMMU: Biting cold conditions intensified in parts of Rajasthan, with Mount Abu being recorded as the coldest place in the state at minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, officials said.

Sikar and Bhilwara in Rajasthan recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees Celsius and 1.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Churu, Vanasthali, Pilani, Dabok, Chittorgarh recorded minimum temperatures of 2, 2.8, 2.9, 3


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Lt Governor hosts Republic Day ‘At Home’

Jammu: Celebrating the 72nd Republic Day, the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha hosted ‘At Home’ at the Lawns of Raj Bhavan, Jammu.

The Lt Governor interacted with the invitees and exchanged Republic Day greetings with them.

Among those who attended the ‘At Home’ were State Election Commissioner; Advisors to the Lt Governor; Judges of the J&K High Court; Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation; M


Tuesday, January 26, 2021Kashmir gets slight respite from cold as minimum temperature rises

Srinagar, Jan 26: There was some respite from cold wave conditions in Kashmir on Tuesday as the minimum temperature surged at most places in the valley, officials said.
Srinagar city -- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir -- recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, up from minus 5.2 degrees Celsius the previous night, the officials said.

Qazigund, the gateway town to the valley, recor


Tuesday, January 26, 2021Republic Day celebrated in Kashmir amid tight security

Srinagar, Jan 26: The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated in Kashmir on Tuesday amid tight security, with the main event in the valley being held at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium.
The lieutenant governor's advisor Baseer Khan presided over the function.
Advisor Khan took the salute at the march past after unfurling the national flag.
Braving chilly weather conditions, contingents of police and


Tuesday, January 26, 2021Working on policy of zero tolerance against corruption: LG in R-Day address

Jammu: Counting achievements of his government, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Kumar Sinha on the eve of Republic Day celebrations in his address to the people of the Union Territory, expressed that the government is working on a policy of zero tolerance against corruption.

“We are working on a policy of zero tolerance against corruption. The continuous action against corrupt peop


Tuesday, January 26, 2021Govt. drafts reservation for offices of DDC Chairperson across J&K

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday notified draft reservations of offices of the Chairpersons of District Development Council (DDC) in every district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The elections for DDC across Jammu and Kashmir was held in November and December following which 278 members elected out of 280 seats on 22nd December. Whereas on 11th January the Jammu and Kashmir govern


Tuesday, January 26, 2021SSF, SSG members to get special allowance

Jammu: The government of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday granted special security allowance in favour of members of Special Security Force (SSF) and Special Security Group (SSG).

According to order issued in this regard, “Sanction is hereby accorded to grant of Special Security Allowance in favour of the members of Special Security Force (SSF) and Special Security Group (SSG) with operational staf


Tuesday, January 26, 2021Bukhari meets PM, seeks statehood for J&K, 4G, dignified return of KPs to Valley

NEW DELHI: Apni Party President Syed Altaf Bukhari called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought early restoration of J&K’s statehood besides making available high speed internet in the UT and ensuring dignified return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the homes and hearths in Valley.

According to a spokesman of the party, Bukhari expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for the


Tuesday, January 26, 2021Lakhanpur Chopper Crash: One pilot succumbs to injuries, another critical

Jammu: Hours after Dhruv Chopper crashed at Lakhanpur in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, one of the Army officers succumbed to his injuries and another is battling for life.

Official sources here said that two Indian Army pilots suffered injuries when Dhruv Chopper crashed inside an Army establishment at Basohli Morh in Lakhapur in Kathua district on Monday evening at around 1920 hours.


Tuesday, January 26, 2021J&K reports fresh 64 +ve cases, Ladakh records 12

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded 64 fresh COVID-19 cases mounting the tally to 1,24,083, however no fatality was reported in the last 24 hours.

According to official statement issued in this regard, of the fresh cases, 25 were reported from Jammu division and 39 from Kashmir. “Jammu district reported the highest 23 cases followed by 22 in Srinagar district while

Bandipora, Ku


Tuesday, January 26, 2021J&K Govt exempts certain vehicles from road, token tax

Jammu: The government today ordered full exemption of certain categories of vehicles, using any public road in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, from road/token tax.

According to a notification issued here today in this regard, the Transport department, in exercise of powers conferred by section 9 of Jammu and Kashmir Motor Vehicle Taxation Act, 1957 and in partial modification of earl


Tuesday, January 26, 202171 JKP officials get President’s Police Medal,175 Medal for Meritorious Service, Gallantry

Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on Monday announced Medals of different categories on the eve of 72nd Republic Day. Seventy One J&K Police personnel are among the awardees of the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, Meritorious Service and Police Medal for Gallantry.

This includes 52 Police Medal for Gallantry, two President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service


Tuesday, January 26, 2021Shiv Datt Nirmohi among 14 conferred J-K Govt awards

Jammu: One of the most celebrated writers of Jammu and Kashmir, Padma Shri Award recipient Prof. Shiv Datt Nirmohi among 14 distinguished personalities have been conferred prestigious J&K Government awards here on the eve of Republic Day.

According to government order issued in this regard, Shiv Datt Nirmohi (Writer) has been conferred award for lifetime achievements comprising Rs. 1 lakh, a


Monday, January 25, 2021Lt Governor leads National Voters’ Day celebrations in J&K

Administers Voters’ Day Pledge; inaugurates Nirvachan Bhawan

JAMMU, JANUARY 25: National Voters’ Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, with Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha leading the celebrations.
To mark the day, the Lt Governor inaugurated Nirvachan Bhawan at Rail Head Complex, Jammu and administered the National Voters’ Day Pledge to the officers/officials present there.
Acknowledging the


Monday, January 25, 2021CRPF man martyred in Pulwama attack gets President's police medal for gallantry

NEW DELHI: CRPF Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Mohan Lal who "chased and fired" at an explosives-laden car that rammed into a force bus in Pulwama in which 40 troops onboard in 2019 were martyred, have been decorated with the highest police medal for gallantry on the eve of the Republic Day on Monday.
A total of 207 police bravery medals were declared by the Union government apart from 89 Preside


Monday, January 25, 2021Jammu to host All India Mushaira, Kavi Sammelan on Jan 27, 28

Jammu, Jan 25: To celebrate the 72nd Republic Day, the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, in collaboration with Radio Mirchi, to hold a two-day mega poetry event at summer capital, here on January 27 and 28.

Country’s top Hindi and Urdu poets, Bollywood lyricists and writers will be in Jammu on invitation.

Munir ul Islam, Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Cu


Monday, January 25, 2021Reopening of schools: Distt admin Srinagar gears up to aware teachers, students on COVID-19 SOPs

Srinagar: Ahead of the opening of schools in Jammu and Kashmir, the district administration Srinagar has geared up to aware students and teachers about the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) regarding the prevailing COVID-19.

As per news agency, a special programme-cum-awareness meeting was held on Monday at Banquet Hall Srinagar regarding the opening of schools in district Srinagar.



Monday, January 25, 2021Altaf Bukhari meets Prime Minister Modi

Restoration of Statehood, age relaxation for UPSC aspirants, 4G internet, return of Pandits, employment policy raised in the meeting

NEW DELHI, January 24: Apni Party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Sunday evening met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and presented a memorandum highlighting the pressing demands of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting that lasted almost for an hour was held in a very cordial atmosphere. Bukhari expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for tackling the COVID pandemic


Monday, January 25, 2021People worried, announce vaccination prog, Soz to UT Govt

Srinagar, Jan 25: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz on Monday said that Union Territory (UT) government was silent over providing COVID-19 vaccine in Jammu and Kashmir.

People are worried, Prof Soz said in a statement here this afternoon.

He said the UT Administration is silent on how Covid-19 vaccine will be provided to the people Jammu and Kashmir.



Monday, January 25, 2021Four drug peddlers arrested on Kashmir; heroin, cannabis recovered

Srinagar, Jan 25: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested four drug peddlers and recovered heroin and cannabis in the valley during the past 24 hours, a police spokesman said on Monday.
He said a naka checking was established at Literabal Pampore in south Kashmir district of Pulwama during which a suspicious person identified as Abdul Hamid Sheikh, a resident of Dounnar was intercepted. He said police


Monday, January 25, 2021Prez hails EC for conducting safe polls in Bihar, J&K, Ladakh last year during Covid-19 pandemic

New Delhi, Jan 25: Praising the Election Commission of India for conducting successful and safe elections in Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh last year during the Covid-19 pandemic,

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said it is an extraordinary achievement of the country's democracy.

Mr Kovind, who virtually graced and addressed the 11th National Voters' Day celebrations, being organise


Monday, January 25, 2021Woman dies allegedly due to asphyxiation by coal heater in south Kashmir's Bijbehara

Srinagar: A 37-year-old woman died on Monday allegedly due to asphyxiation caused by a coal bukhari (heater) at her house in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

An official told that the lady identified as Masooda Akhter, wife of Late Abdul Rashid Dhobi and her daughter were found unconscious at their home at Karewa Colony, Bijbehara.

They said both were shifted to a hospit


Monday, January 25, 2021CRPF trooper dies of cardiac arrest at SKIMS

Srinagar: A paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man posted in central Kashmir’s Budgam district died of cardiac arrest at SKIMS Srinagar on Monday, officials said.

The officials told the agency that the 50-year-old trooper who was undergoing treatment at SKIMS Soura died after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Monday morning.

They identified the deceased as Sudhir Partiha


Monday, January 25, 2021No fresh traffic, only stranded vehicles to ply from Jammu to Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 25: Only stranded vehicles will be allowed on Monday to ply from Jammu to Srinagar on the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, a traffic police official said on Monday.
He said no vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction on the highway, he told TNN.
Meanwhile, the historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu re


Monday, January 25, 2021Roads to dozens of far-flung, remote areas remain closed in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 25: Roads to dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including border towns of Keran, Karnah, Machil and Tanghdar, remained closed for the third successive day on Monday in north Kashmir due slippery conditions following accumulation to snow.

Meanwhile, traffic to border towns of Gurez in Bandipora remained suspended since January 1 due to accumulation of several feet of snow.


Monday, January 25, 2021Normal flight operations expected at Srinagar airport today as weather improves

SRINAGAR: With the improvement in weather in Kashmir valley, air traffic is likely to operate as normal at the Srinagar airport on Monday, airport authorities said.

“Today weather looks clear for flight operation[s]. We hope positively for all flights movement today, (sic)” the Twitter handle of Srinagar airport read this morning.

Flight operations were suspended at the airport on Saturday


Monday, January 25, 2021Intense cold amid dry spell till Jan 31 in J&K, Ladakh

JAMMU: Intense cold conditions returned to Kashmir valley after Saturday’s snowfall which had raised the mercury by several notches, the weatherman said on Monday.

The cloud cover ahead of the weekend’s snowfall had kept the night temperature around the freezing point for two consecutive nights in most parts but the respite ended as the temperature plunged across the valley.

A meteorologic


Monday, January 25, 2021JK Tourism to participate in first ever Virtual Bharat Parv-2021 celebrations from Jan 26-31

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department is all set to participate in the Virtual Bharat Parv-2021 being organised from 26 to 31 January 2021 by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in conjunction with the Republic Day celebrations.

The virtual events will showcase India’s rich cultural heritage, cuisine, handicrafts and cultural performances besides tourism destinations and pr


Monday, January 25, 2021Volleyball, Kabaddi matches under way in Jammu edition of Premier League, winners sail into next round

Jammu: The matches in the discipline of Volleyball, Kabaddi were underway and the winning teams entered the next round of the ongoing Premier Edition of Jammu Premier being held at different venues here in the Winter Capital.

As per official communiqué, on the third day of Jammu District Premier Volleyball league being organized by J&K Sports Council in collaboration with Volleyball Associatio


Monday, January 25, 2021Police arrest cheater while being in 'police uniform' in Kashmir

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a man impersonating as a Police officer in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, a police spokesman said.
He said Police received a complaint from a resident of village Kelam area of Devsar that a person came in contact with him and introduced himself as a Police Officer.
The person assured the complainant that the case of his son who is under detention w


Sunday, January 24, 2021Violent phase of terrorism ended in J&K, NE: Shah

Guwahati, Jan 24: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that to fulfil the Prime Minister's dream for a new India and 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', the violent phase of terrorism had ended and a peace and development era has begun in the entire Northeastern region and Jammu and Kasmir.

Addressing a gathering in western Assam's Kokrajhar, bordering West Bengal, Shah said that with the repeal of


Sunday, January 24, 2021Clear snow, restore essential service on war footing, demands CPI(M)

Srinagar, Jan 24: Demanding restoration of essential service and clearance of snow on roads, the Communist Party of India (M) on Saturday said though snowfall is not something new to Kashmir but administration is still clueless about the situation.

Fresh snowfall has yet again disrupted power and water supplies in Kashmir valley, CPI (M) Secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik said in a statement here.


Sunday, January 24, 2021Omar takes jibe at Govt for very low internet speed in J&K, says ‘it makes for great ad slogan’

Srinagar, Jan 24: Taking a jibe at the government over very low speed internet in J&K, former chief minister and National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah on Sunday said ‘come invest in J&K, we have the slowest internet in the county’ makes for a great advertising slogan.

Mr Abdullah was reacting to a report, according to which J&K features at the bottom with lowest internet speed


Sunday, January 24, 2021Shopian encounter: Police charge sheet says Army captain, 2 others attempted to destroy evidence

Shopian, Jan 24: The Army captain involved in the fake encounter in Kashmir's Shopian district last July and two other civilian accused haven't provided any information about the source of weapons planted on the three slain youths and had also attempted to destroy the evidence, a police charge sheet said.

Captain Bhoopendra Singh had also provided wrong information to his superiors and the pol


Sunday, January 24, 2021Two found dead inside stranded vehicle on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Banihal: Two persons were found dead inside a load carrier at Banihal along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which remained closed for vehicular traffic for the second day on Sunday following snowfall, officials said.

Shabir Ahmad Mir (22) and Majid Gulzar Mir (30), both residents of Kralpora village of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, were on way to Srinagar but left stranded after snow


Sunday, January 24, 2021Security tightened in Kashmir Valley ahead of R-Day

Srinagar, Jan 24: Security has been beefed up in Srinagar and other places in Kashmir ahead of the Republic Day on Tuesday as forces have been deployed in massive numbers around the venues of the January 26 functions across the valley, officials said on Sunday.

Random checking of vehicles and frisking of passengers was being done at several places, they said.

The presence of security force


Sunday, January 24, 2021J&K admin gone to great lengths to prevent Para from taking oath as DDC member: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 24: Reiterating that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Waheed-ur-Rehman Para’s arrest was ‘politically motivated’, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday alleged that the J&K administration has gone to great lengths to prevent him from taking oath as District Development Council (DDC) member.

Ms Mehbooba, who is the president of PDP, further alleged that the even afte


Sunday, January 24, 2021R-Day: Amid COVID SOPs, full dress rehearsal held at Jammu's M A Stadium

Jammu, Jan 24: A full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day celebrations was held on Sunday amidst all COVID SOPs at Maulana Azad Stadium here.

Contingents of Police, Army, Para-military Forces, Sports, presented the March Past while Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma took the salute.

The participants from various schools also presented cultural items whereas Dare Devil team of J&K


Sunday, January 24, 2021Fresh avalanche warning for upper reaches in J&K, Ladakh

Srinagar, Jan 24: In view of the fresh snowfall during the past 24 hours, avalanche warning has been issued for upper reaches in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Officials said that Media Danger (MD) avalanche warning has been issued for upper reaches of Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar in Jammu region.

They said similar warning has also been issued for Anantnag, Kulgam in south Kash


Sunday, January 24, 2021ACB produce chargesheet against ex-executive officer MC, others in Anantnag

Srinagar, Jan 24: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has produced charge-sheet against the then Executive Officer (EO) of Municipal Committee (MC) Achabal, Anantnag and others for abuse of official position and regularising non-deserving daily wagers and Contingent Paid Workers (CPWs) in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Anantnag.
A spokesman of the ACB said that ACB produced chargesheet


Sunday, January 24, 2021Flights likely to resume at Srinagar airport by afternoon

JAMMU: The Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir valley with the outside world, remained closed while several flights to and fro Srinagar airport were delayed for second straight day on Sunday following fresh snowfall in valley.

Official sources told TNN that the highway was closed at around Saturday noon due to snow accumulation around the Jawahar Tunnel and landsli


Sunday, January 24, 2021Weather improves in J&K, Ladakh, to stay dry till Jan 31

Srinagar: After a day-long spell of rain and snow that caused disruption of both air and surface transport, weather in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh improved on Sunday.

Weather office has forecast improvement in weather from Sunday and also predicted dry weather in J&K and Ladakh till January 31.

“Weather has started improving from today morning. Dry weather is likely in J&K and Ladakh ti


Sunday, January 24, 2021Traffic remains suspended for 3rd day on Srinagar-Jammu national highway

Srinagar, Jan 24: The traffic on Sunday remained suspended for the third successive day on 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, due to shooting stones and slippery road conditions following accumulation of snow.

"No vehicular movement was allowed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway on Sunday in view of shooting stones and


Sunday, January 24, 2021Man held with fake pistol, over Rs 10.5 lakh stolen money

Banihal: A man was arrested for looting over Rs 10.5 lakh from a shop after brandishing a fake pistol in Banihal town in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The fake pistol along with the stolen money was recovered after disclosure by the arrested thief, identified as Syed Zaffer Shah of Yakmanpora-Pattan village of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, a police spokesperson said.


Sunday, January 24, 202174 snow clearance machines deputed in 74 wards: SMC

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Saturday said that it had sent 74 snow clearance machines from its transport yard and deputed them in 74 electoral wards for snow clearance.

A statement of SMC issued here said that Mayor Srinagar, JunaidMattu remained present at the site while the snow clearance vehicles were leaving for 74 electoral wards of the city.

He directed the conc


Sunday, January 24, 2021Principal Secy to J&K LG for expediting development of Mubarak Mandi, Raghunath Bazaar, other projects

Jammu: Principal Secretary to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Nitishwar Kumar on Saturday conducted a whirlwind tour of Jammu city and visited tourism and heritage sites including Mubarak Mandi, Parade, Raghunath Bazaar, Rani Park and Hari Singh Park.
During his visit, the Principal Secretary took firsthand appraisal of the Heritage trail and the park improvement projects proposed by the


Saturday, January 23, 2021All incoming and outgoing flights cancelled at Srinagar airport

Srinagar, Jan 23: All incoming and outgoing flights at Srinagar International Airport were cancelled on Saturday due to poor visibility and snowfall since morning, officials said.

The first flight of Air Asia India, which was scheduled to land here from New Delhi at 0920 hrs, has been cancelled, they said.

The visibility was very poor and there was continuous snowfall due to which no fligh


Saturday, January 23, 2021Former IAS topper Shah Faesal describe Modi’s govt good governance

Srinagar, Jan 23: Describing the central Government headed by Prime Minister Narendera Modi as “ Good Governance” former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) topper Dr Shah Faesal said that India is assuming global leadership as a Jagat Guru.

He also put on his twitter handle the video of PM’s interaction with COVID-19 vaccination beneficiaries in Kashi.

Shah Faesal, who is a medical doctor,


Saturday, January 23, 2021BSF detects cross-border tunnel in Jammu

JAMMU: The Border Security Forces (BSF) on Saturday detected a tunnel in the Pansar area of Jammu division.

The tunnel has been detected between border outposts 14 and 15, said a BSF spokesman. According to the BSF, the tunnel is 150 meters in length and 30 Ft in depth.

This is the 4th tunnel detected from the past six months in Samba, Hiranagar and Kathua regions and 10th across Jammu divi


Saturday, January 23, 2021Dozens of far-flung, remote areas again cutoff in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 23: Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including border towns of Keran, Karnah, Machil and Tanghdar, were again cut off on Saturday in north Kashmir due to slippery road conditions following fresh snowfall.

Meanwhile, traffic to border towns of Gurez in Bandipora remained suspended since January 1 due to accumulation of several feet of snow.

“Traffic was suspended to doz


Saturday, January 23, 2021Body of missing minor boy recovered in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 23 : Body of a three-year-old missing boy was recovered from the water of swampy area in the city outskirts, official sources said on Saturday.

They said a report was lodged in police station Parimpora on Friday that a minor boy identified as Salim Sofi, son of Bilal Ahmad Sofi, resident of Ghalibabad, Shalteang, was missing since 1500 hrs.

Police and locals immediately launch


Saturday, January 23, 2021Over 8k accidents, 1750 deaths on Srinagar-Jammu highway in past decade

JAMMU: Attesting to the notoriety of the 300-odd kilometres road, the Srinagar-Jammu highway — the only major road link connecting Kashmir to rest of the world — has reported over 8,000 road accidents in the last ten years that caused nearly 1,800 fatalities, official data have revealed.

As per the data compiled by the J&K Traffic Police Department and District Police Ramban accessed by Greate


Saturday, January 23, 2021Three passengers injured after cab overturns in north Kashmir's Uri

SRINAGAR: Three passengers were injured after a taxi they were travelling in skidded off the road and overturned due to slippery road conditions caused by fresh snow at Challan in Boniyar tehsil of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday.

The trio has been identified as Khadim Hussain, son of Babar Ali, Hussan Jan, wife of Khadim Hussain and Nageena Begum, wife of Ishaq Khan, all reside


Saturday, January 23, 2021Militant hideout busted in J&K's Poonch

JAMMU: Security forces on Saturday busted a militant hideout in Mandi area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement, a Border Security Force (BSF) spokesman said that a joint party of BSF, arm, and police launched an operation in Hadibuda village under Police Station Mandi following specific information.

The operation was launched in forest area of Doba Mohalla which is about


Saturday, January 23, 2021Reasi Police launches crackdown on illegal mining, seizes 2 tractor trolleys

Jammu, Jan 23: Police on Saturday launched crackdown on illegal mining mafia and seized two tractor trolleys in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Police here said that acting tough against illegal mining, Arnas Police started a crackdown against sand mafia engaged in illegal mining in the jurisdiction of police station Arnas.
"Late on Friday night, police team from Arnas raided various loc


Saturday, January 23, 2021Mehbooba alleges minorities being punished, no action against real land mafia

Srinagar, Jan 23: Alleging that every move of the administration is dictated by its communal and hateful politics, former Chief Minister and president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti said while no action was being taken against real land mafia, minorities are being punished in Jammu.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter Mehbooba said “ J&K admin is on a relentless witch h


Saturday, January 23, 2021India, China to hold 9th round of talks to resolve border dispute

NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese militaries will hold a ninth round of talks aimed at resolving the border disputes in Eastern Ladakh after a deadlock prevailed since the last negotiations in November 2020, sources said.

The latest "Corps Commander level meet is likely to take place in the next few days, probably in a day or two", the sources, adding contours of the dialogue were being worked out


Saturday, January 23, 2021Mentally unsound non-local woman's body found in north Kashmir's Kupwara

Srinagar: Dead body of a mentally unsound non-local woman was recovered in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday morning, officials said.

Reports reaching TNN said that the woman used to wander around in Kupwara district for last 7-8 years and her body was found near Regipora bridge in the district.

A police officer told said that the body was taken to hospital and proceedings under


Saturday, January 23, 2021Snow in valley, rain in Jammu

JAMMU: Mimimum temperatures improved across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday as snow occurred in the valley and rain lashed the plains of Jammu division.

Most people in the valley preferred to remain indoors in the morning due to the snow and slippery road conditions.

The weather office has forecast more snow in Kashmir and hills of Jammu with rain in the Jammu plains.

Weather is


Saturday, January 23, 2021Drug peddler arrested in Srinagar; charas and cash recovered

Srinagar, Jan 23: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a drug peddler and recovered charas and cash from his possession in Srinagar, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

He said a naka checking was established at Zindshah Rainawari, where patrolling was also intensified by police.

During the checking a vehicle was intercepted, he said, adding that one Reyaz Ahmad Sheikh a resident of Andurani


Saturday, January 23, 2021Jammu- Srinagar highway remains shut for 2nd day

Srinagar, Jan 23: The 270-km-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, remained closed for the second consecutive day on Saturday, when there was fresh snowfall at different places since early Saturday morning.
On Friday, no traffic was allowed on the highway for weekly maintenance and repair of the road, a traffic police official


Saturday, January 23, 2021LG headed Admn Council approves adoption of J&K PWD Engineering Manual 2020

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Council, which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, on Friday approved the adoption of J&K PWD Engineering Manual, 2020 by the Public Works Department (PWD).

The Engineering Manual has standardized the engineering practices with an aim to provide uniform code of practice for bringing more transparency and accountability in


Saturday, January 23, 2021Air traffic at Srinagar airport affected due to poor visibility, snow

Srinagar, Jan 23: Air traffic at Srinagar International Airport was on Saturday affected due to poor visibility and light snowfall, officials said.
The first flight of Air Asia India which was scheduled to land here from New Delhi at 0920 hrs has been cancelled, they said.
No flight also took off from the Airport so far, they added.
However, other flights are delayed, they said adding flights


Saturday, January 23, 2021Expedite works to achieve targets for 2020-21 fiscal: Pr Secy to J&K LG tells Admn Secys, HoDs

Jammu: Principal Secretary to the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Nitishwar Kumar on Friday asked the Administrative Secretaries and Heads of the Departments of various government bodies to achieve public services delivery through digital platform, besides best practices in Public Administration and execution of three works in each department targeted for 2020-21 fiscal.

Chairing a mee


Friday, January 22, 2021Man dies in scuffle in Baramulla

Baramulla, Jan 22: A 55-year-old man died during a scuffle between two groups in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district on Friday, official sources said.

Two groups of relatives clashed at Tarzoo, Sopore , in Baramulla on Friday during which lathis were used.

Mohammad Khaleel was hit and critically wounded in the clash, they said adding he was immediately rushed to Sub Dist


Friday, January 22, 2021Anti-encroachment drive sparks protest, stone-pelting leaves dozen injured, vehicles damaged in Jammu's Bhatindi

Jammu, Jan 22: Protesting against anti-encroachment drive launched during wee hours on Friday, hundreds of people pelted stones at the contingents of police and Jammu Municipal Corporation men leaving nearly dozen injured and vehicles were damaged in Bhatindi area here on city outskirts.
Police said that the residents of Sunjwan and Bhatindi areas on Friday morning held a protest demonstration a


Friday, January 22, 2021Frisking, searches by security forces back in Srinagar ahead of Republic Day

Srinagar, Jan 22: Security forces have intensified searches and frisking in this summer capital to foil any attempts by militants to smuggle arms and ammunition into the city ahead of Republic Day celebrations.

Security force personnel have established checkpoints in the city, including at Court Road and TRC in civil lines. The security personnel were conducted random searches of passenger veh


Friday, January 22, 2021Jammu Police solves ATM guard's murder case in less than 24 hrs, arrests two

Jammu, Jan 22: In less than 24 hours, police on Friday cracked the murder case of ATM guard by arresting two youth from Bandipora.
Addressing a press conference here, SSP Jammu, Shridhar Patil said that swift investigation has revealed that the last night’s sensational murder of ATM guard was executed by two Bandipore youth.
Raju Sharma, son of Gullu Ram hailing from New Plot area of Jammu, was


Friday, January 22, 2021Pak troops violate ceasefire near LoC in Kupwara

Srinagar, Jan 22: Pakistan troops on Friday violated ceasefire and resorted to indiscriminate shelling and firing at forward posts in border town of Karnah in frontier north Kashmir district of Kupwara.

Official sources told TNN that Pakistan troops, violating 2003 ceasefire, resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing, targeting forward posts and villages on this side of the LoC in Karnah sect


Friday, January 22, 2021Grenade attack on police party in Kishtwar, no casualty reported

JAMMU: Unknown persons on Friday hurled a grenade at a police party in Dadpeth area of Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. However, there was no immediate report of any casualties.

Confirming the throwing of the hand grenade on the police party, SSP Kishtwar Dr Harmit Singh Metha told news agency that an investigation has been started in this regard.

“The area has been cordoned off and


Friday, January 22, 2021Security forces launches CASO in south Kashmir

Anantnag, Jan 22: Security forces on Friday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, official sources said.

They said on a tip-off about the presence of militants troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at village Braigam Devsar on Friday. All the exit points


Friday, January 22, 2021Property worth lakhs of rupees destroyed in 3 fire incidents in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 22: Property worth lakhs of rupees, including a Darul Uloom and a shop, were damaged in separate fire incidents in Kashmir valley.

Official sources said that fire broke out in Darul Uloom Syed Hafsa Islamia Galwanpora at Hyderpora late last night. “Fire tenders were rushed to douse off the leaping flames, clearly visible from a distance,” they said.

About two dozen students, w


Friday, January 22, 2021ATM guard 'murdered' in Jammu; family seeks justice

JAMMU: Family members and neighbours of a bank ATM guard, who was allegedly murdered in Nanak Nagar area of Jammu Thursday night. held a protest demonstration this morning, demanding arrest of his ‘killers’ and financial aid to the victim’s family.

As per news agency, the victim, Raju Sharma, son of Gullu Ram hailing from New Plot area of Jammu, was found dead inside guard chamber of the bank


Friday, January 22, 2021J&K prisoners to be shifted to Agra jail

SRINAGAR: About 21 prisoners from Jammu and Kashmir, presently lodged in various jails of Uttar Pradesh, have been shifted to the high-security Agra jail.
This is being done on the orders of the Union Home Ministry (MHA). The prisoners being shifted now are believed to be separatists, of which 10 are associated with Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
These inmates were booked under Public S


Friday, January 22, 2021Ban on import of live birds into J&K lifted: Choudhary

Srinagar, Jan 22: Ban on import of live birds, including poultry and unprocessed poultry meat, for any purpose into the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir from non infected areas has been lifted.

Principal Secretary to UT Government Naveen Kumar Choudhary said that in view of stringent surveillance mechanism in place for containment and spread of Bird Flu in the Country and the instruct


Friday, January 22, 2021Life returns to normal in Srinagar civil lines

Srinagar, Jan 22: Life returned to normal on Friday with all shops and business establishments functioning normally after remaining shut on Thursday on the 31st anniversary of “Gaw Kadal Massacre” as on this day in 1990 over 50 persons were killed in alleged security force firing when they were coming out from a mosque.

Shops and business establishments reopened this morning in the civil lines


Friday, January 22, 2021No traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway for weekly maintenance

Srinagar, Jan 22: Due to weekly maintenance no traffic was allowed on Friday on the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.
There was massive traffic jam on the highway between Qazigund to Ramban after all civilian vehicles were stopped to allow paramilitary security forces convoy from Srinagar to Jammu, alleg


Friday, January 22, 2021Slight ease in cold ahead of fresh snow forecast in Kashmir

Srinagar: Cold conditions persisted in Kashmir even as minimum temperatures increased slightly across the valley amid a forecast for fresh snowfall in the next few days, the weatherman said on Friday.

A meteorological department official told agency that Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 6.2°C, up from minus 7.0°C the previous night.

The minimum temp


Friday, January 22, 2021Driver injured, two vehicles damaged in attack during anti-encroachment drive in Jammu

JAMMU: A driver working with the Jammu Municipal Corporation was injured and a JCB and another police vehicle damaged early Friday morning after locals from the Sunjwan area of Jammu district pelted stones at a team of officials on duty to demolish an illegal under-construction commercial building there, officials said.

Eyewitnesses said that a large number of locals gathered in the area oppos


Friday, January 22, 2021School building gutted in south Kashmir

Anantnag, Jan 22: A building of Government Primary school was gutted in a fire incident in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Thursday night, official sources said on Friday.

They said fire broke out in Primary school building at Nadigam Shopian last night. However, local immediately joined the operation to control the leaping flames as fire tenders could not reach the spot as roads leading