Jammu and Kashmir

Saturday, July 20, 2019Directorate of Tourism organizes outreach programme for Amarnath Yatries

Jammu : Directorate of Tourism organized a special outreach programme to welcome Amarnath Yatries at Bhagwati Nagar Jammu.

On the occasion artists of Sangam Sangeet Kala Manch affiliated to Regional Outreach Bureau, Ministery of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, J&K region showcased their programme to enthrall the Amarnath pilgrims.

Renowned singer Kamal Kalotra and Rita Me


Saturday, July 20, 2019Shah formulating 'effective policy' on Kashmiri Pandits' rehabilitation

New Delhi, July 20: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his team of senior officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) are formulating an "effective policy" for rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley. Highly-placed sources in the Home Ministry said that Amit Shah had chaired several meetings with the key officials of MHA's Kashmir Division in this connection, during the past one month


Saturday, July 20, 2019J&K child rights body to hold inquiry into death of twins at govt hospital

Srinagar, Jul 20: The Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights (J&KSCPWCR) has taken suo motu cognizance of reports about death of newborn twins at a government maternity hospital here last month and decided to hold a fact-finding inquiry.

The commission took notice of the media reports about the death of the twins due to alleged negligence of the doctors and o


Saturday, July 20, 2019Tobacco consumption declined by 2-3 pc in recent yrs in J-K: Govt

Srinagar, Jul 20: Consumption of tobacco products in Jammu and Kashmir has declined by at least two per cent in recent years, the state government has said.

The government also underscored the importance of implementing a total ban on use of tobacco and its allied products.

"As far as our state is concerned, the rate of consumption of cigarettes or any kind of tobacco has declined by two to


Saturday, July 20, 2019Husband-wife duo dead, four injured after cab rolls into gorge in Ramban

Jammu: A husband-wife duo was killed and four others injured after a cab rolled down into a gorge in Ukhral tehsil of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

Reports said a vehicle coming back from Shravadhar yatra in Pogal-Paristan met with an accident and rolled down into a gorge near Binjoni area of Senabatti in the district.

They said Surjeet Singh (50) and his wife Koshalia D


Saturday, July 20, 20196 pilgrims died in last 4 days, Amarnath Yatra toll reaches 22

Jammu: Six persons have died in the past four days during the ongoing pilgrimage to Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the death toll in this year's pilgrimage to 22, officials said on Saturday.

"Six pilgrims died due to various causes during their pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Shri Amarnathji," the officials said here.

Among the dead are 18 pilgrims, two 'sevad


Saturday, July 20, 2019Mehbooba dissolves PDP’s Political Affairs Committee

Srinagar, Jul 20: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday dissolved the party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC).

A PDP spokesperson said Ms Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday dissolved PDP’s PAC. “The PAC will be reconstituted in near future,” he said.

The decision comes days after PDP’s founding member Mohammed Khalil Bandh resigned from the party’s primary membership


Saturday, July 20, 2019Amarnath yatra resumes from Baltal, continues on Pahalgam track

Srinagar, Jul 20 : The yatra to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas was resumed from shortest Baltal track after remaining suspended on Friday due to slippery conditions following rain.

The pilgrimage continued normally from the traditional Pahalgam track.

Meanwhile, a fresh batch of 4094 pilgrims on Saturday left for the Amarnath Cave Shrine amid "Bam Bam Bhole" chants and


Saturday, July 20, 2019Man found dead under suspicious circumstances in Anantnag

Srinagar, Jul 20: Body of a man was found under suspicious circumstances in health resort of Kokernag in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Saturday.

Official sources said that panic gripped Kokernag when some locals saw a dead body in Shivhad area on Saturday morning. ''The locals immediately informed the police,'' they said, adding a team was rushed to the area and the body was taken away


Saturday, July 20, 2019Civilian injured in Pakistan shelling on LoC

Jammu, July 20:A Panchayat member was injured on Saturday in Pakistan shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.

Zaffarullah Khan of Balnoi village was injured in Pakistan shelling on the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector, police said, adding that he has been hospitalised.

Pakistan Army on Saturday violated bilateral ceasefire on the LoC at three pl


Saturday, July 20, 2019Rajnath Singh pays tribute at Kargil War Memorial

Srinagar, July 20: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday paid tribute to the martyred soldiers at the Kargil War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir's Drass town on the 20th anniversary of the Kargil victory.

The Defence Minister arrived in Srinagar in the morning along with Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Prime Minister's Office), in a special plane. They were received by K. Vijay Ku


Saturday, July 20, 2019Pakistan troops violate ceasefire on LoC in Poonch

Jammu, July 20: Pakistan Army on Saturday violated bilateral ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) at three places in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.

Pakistan ceasefire violation has come on a day when Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting the state.

Defence sources said Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked shelling with mortars and firing of small arms firs


Saturday, July 20, 2019Security forces launched CASO at Darpora Qasbayaar of Pulwama district.

Srinagar, July 20: Early morning CASO(Cordon and Search operation) underway at Darpora Qasbayaar of South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Satarday.

An officer said that Joint team of Army,Crpf and SOG of J&K Police Intensified Searches in village after they received input about presence of militants in the area.

Local sources told that search is going on in the area Amid tight Cordon and rein


Saturday, July 20, 2019Fire-service cop assaulted by unknown youths in Sopore

Sopore, July 20: A fire service department cop was Saturday morning assaulted by unknown youths in north Kashmir’s Sopore.

Reports said that the cop identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Gadoo of Chankhan Sopore was beaten ruthlessly while he tried to intercept three youths who were using abusing language over phone.

Mushtaq Ahmad as per reports asked them to leave the spot but in turn the trio att


Saturday, July 20, 2019Hangul numbers 'alarming', but not beyond redemption: Official

Srinagar: Hangul or the Indian elk found exclusively in the higher rises of the Kashmir Valley is said to be in the red zone. A senior wildlife warden who has spent over a decade looking after their population inside the Dachigam National Park on Friday said the overall scenario of the Hangul (Kashmiri stag) population is not as grim as it seemed in a cursory study of a recently published census


Friday, July 19, 2019JKMPCL demands release of pending payment for supplying milk

Srinagar: - July 19, 2019. JKMPCL, apex Dairy Cooperative organization of J&K, has demanded release of pending payment from Indian Army.

In a statement, JKMPCL said that under the prevailing circumstances, it is impressed upon by this organization as to how may we continue milk supplies to different Army stations if payments are kept on hold anymore.

As on 3rd of July 2019 District Admini


Friday, July 19, 2019Udhampur hospital gets quality certification

Jammu: In recognition of its high standards of healthcare quality and performance, the Udhampur district hospital was on Thursday accorded the national quality assurance standards (NQAS) certification by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The hospital has scored a rating of 85 per cent, thereby meeting the criteria set up for achieving NQAS recognition, officials said.

Under t


Friday, July 19, 2019SC seeks AG's help on plea over minority definition

New Delhi, July 19: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the assistance of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal in dealing with a plea challenging the validity of a 26-year-old notification declaring five communities as minority.

The order by a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose came when senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi submitted that the law on th


Friday, July 19, 2019RTI amendment Bill introduced in LS

New Delhi, Jul 19: The RTI amendment Bill which proposes to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of state and central Information Commissioners, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Opposition parties including Trinamool Congress, Congress, NCP, BSP and DMK opposed the introduction of Bill and staged walk-out.

AIMIM member Asaduddin Owaisi demanded a division and t


Friday, July 19, 2019Militants kill Mehbooba kin's guard in J&K

Srinagar, July 19: Militants on Friday shot dead the security guard of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's cousin and decamped with his service rifle in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

Militants fired at constable Farooq Ahmad, personal security officer (PSO) of Sajad Mufti, senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Bijbehara town of the district.

"The incident


Friday, July 19, 2019NGO stages protest against drug abuse

Srinagar: To highlight the issue of drug abuse in Kashmir, a group of members from ‘Kashmir Youth Power’, an NGO based in Srinagar organised a peaceful protest here at Press Enclave on Friday.The protesters were holding placards and banners carrying messages like ‘say no to drugs’, ‘Life Does Not Rewind’ and ‘save the youth.’

The protest was held to raise the issue of alarming use of drugs by


Friday, July 19, 2019Forces launch CASO in Anantnag village

Srinagar, July 19: Security forces on Friday morning launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Seer Hamdan area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Reports said that a joint team of army, Special Operations Group (SOG) of Police and CRPF has launched the operation in Seer Hamdan area.

They said the CASO was launched in the village following inputs about the presence of militants.


Friday, July 19, 2019SC seeks attorney general's assistance in PIL seeking minority be defined on state-wise data

New Delhi, Jul 19: The Supreme Court Friday sought assistance of Attorney General K K Venugopal in dealing with a plea seeking that minority communities be defined on the basis of state-wise population data instead of national data.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose took note of the submissions of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi that the


Friday, July 19, 20193 CRPF constables injured when car hit their vehicle after jumping red light

New Delhi, Jul 19: Three CRPF constables were injured when their car was hit allegedly by another vehicle, being driven by a college student, that jumped a red light in south Delhi's Greater Kailash 1, police said Friday.

Vinod Kumar (36) and Babulal Yadav (38) have been discharged after treatment while their colleague, Narender (24), remains critical, they said.

The three work as constable


Friday, July 19, 2019Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Govt yet to formulate implementation plan

JAMMU: The state government is yet to formulate implementation plan for Centre government’s water conservation campaign-- Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA), which aims to provide drinking water to every household of state on priority and in a sustainable manner.

The state government’s machinery has just begun the exercise to workout modalities for executing JSA while other neighboring states like has s


Friday, July 19, 2019Amarnath pilgrim dies due to cardiac arrest at Baltal

Srinagar, Jul 19: A 59-year-old pilgrim from Madhya Pradesh (MP) died due to massive cardiac arrest at Baltal base camp, a yatra official said on Friday.

He said Abeheyjig, resident of Akaliya Devass MP, Registration Number 4,25,841 suffered a massive cardiac near cave shrine. The pilgrim was immediately rushed to medical camp from where he was airlifted to Baltal base camp for specialised tre


Friday, July 19, 2019Amarnath pilgrimmage suspended from Baltal, continues on traditional Pahalgam track

Srinagar, Jul 19: Yatra was on Friday suspended from shortest Baltal track due to slippery conditions following rain while it continued from traditional Pahalgam route after brief disruption, a yatra official said.

As many as 3,627 pilgrims, including women and sadhus, left Baghwati Nagar, Jammu base camp for Baltal and Nunwan camps under unprecedented security arrangements.

Pilgrimage wa


Friday, July 19, 2019Weather to remain wet in J&K: MeT

#WeatherUpdate | #Jammu #Kashmir

JAMMU: Meteorological department has predicted that Jammu and Kashmir is all set to receive rainfall during next 24 hours.

The MeT issued the alert after rains lashed different parts of Kashmir on Thursday evening.

According to a MeT official Srinagar recorded 1.8 mm of rainfall, Qazigund 2.0mm, Pahalgam 4.3mm, Kupwara 15.2mm, Kokernag 0.2mm and Gulmarg 0.8 mm.

Fresh spell of rain led


Friday, July 19, 2019Kashmir issue has no solution: Natwar Singh

New Delhi, July 19: Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh has said the Kashmir issue has no solution as the relation between India and Pakistan is "accident-prone".

Speaking at the launch of the book "Indo-Pak Relations: Beyond Pulwama and Balakot" by U.V. Singh here on Thursday, the former Union Minister said the future of both countries lies in the past as they carry lot of baggage,


Friday, July 19, 2019Over 2.3 lakh perform Amarnath Yatra in 18 days

Jammu, July 19: Over 2.3 lakh pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra during the last 18 days as another batch of 3,627 yatris left Jammu on Friday to offer their prayers at the holy cave shrine in Kashmir.

Since it started on July 1, as many as 2,32,860 pilgrims have had darshan at the shrine during the last 18 days. Another batch of 3,627 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas


Thursday, July 18, 2019Advisor Kumar inaugurates office of State Spatial Data Infrastructure

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, today inaugurated newly constructed office complex of J&K State Spatial Data Infrastructure (SSDI) in Bemina here. He also launched the beta version of the Geo-portal ‘ssdi.jk.gov.in’.

The State Spatial Data Infrastructure (J&K State Geo-portal) has been established to create infrastructure for availability of and access to organized spati


Thursday, July 18, 2019Two die, 4 injured in accident in Sultanpur

Sultanpur, Jul 18: Two people died on the spot while four sustained severe injuries when their car got uncontrolled and dashed into a divider in Kudvar area, police said here on Thursday.

Police sources here said six residents of Amethi district met with an accident in Kudvar area when they were returning from Lucknow late on Wednesday night.

Front tyres of their vehicle busted following


Thursday, July 18, 2019Sack Vikramaditya from Cong for his statement against 1931 martyrs, Soz to Rahul

Srinagar, Jul 18: Former Union Minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Thursday demanded sacking of Vikramaditya Singh from Congress party for allegedly showing disrespect to 22 Kashmiri martyrs who were killed by Dogra Army on July 13, 1931 outside the central Jail, Srinagar.

“Vikramaditya Singh’s obnoxious remarks regarding the martyrdom of innocent Kashmiris massacred by Dogra Army on July 13, 1931


Thursday, July 18, 2019KVIC organises state level workshop on PMEGP in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 18: Continuing its drive for providing employment avenues to the unemployed youth, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Thursday organised State Level Workshop on flagship Prime Ministers Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) in Srinagar.
The Workshop was organised with the aim to create general awareness amongst the public about the schemes of Khadi and Village In


Thursday, July 18, 2019Over 4K set out for Amarnath, as Yatra breaks record

Jammu, July 18: Over 2.19 lakh pilgrims have so far performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra and another batch of 4,167 yatris on Thursday left Jammu to offer their prayers at the holy cave shrine in Kashmir.

Officials of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), that manages the affairs of the annual pilgrimage, said that during the last 17 days since the yatra started on July 1, 2.19,011 lakh pilgrim


Thursday, July 18, 2019Soldier hit by falling tree in J-K's Kupwara, dies

Srinagar, Jul 18: A 35-year-old soldier died after a tree fell on him due to a landslide while he was patrolling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said Thursday.

The incident took place when the soldier, Naik Ramandeep Singh, was leading an operational team for patrolling along the LoC in Tangdhar sector on Tuesday, it said.

Singh was critica


Thursday, July 18, 2019Railways await PMO nod for Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express

New Delhi, July 18: The Indian Railways is hopeful of getting the approval of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to run another Vande Bharat Express, this one between New Delhi and Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, senior railway officials said on Thursday.

An official told IANS on the condition of anonymity: "The proposal to run a second Vande Bharat Express between New Delhi and Katra is with the


Thursday, July 18, 2019Grand finale of Talent Hunt Singing competition-2019 "Choona Hai Aasman " held by Kishtwar Police

Kistwar: The Grand finale of J&K Police talent hunt Competition "Choona Hai Aasman" was held by Kishtwar Police at Govt. Higher Secondary School Boys, Kishtwar.

Commander, Sector 9 RR Vikram Bhan was chief guest on the occasion who inaugurated the function accompanied by Army, CAPF and other civil and Police officers.

While addressing the participants on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner


Thursday, July 18, 2019One dead, eight injured in Poonch road accident

Jammu, July 18: One person was killed and at least eight others were injured, four of them critically when a load carrier met with an accident in Mendhar area of Poonch district of Jammu region.

Reports said the vehicle (Tata mobile—JKO2AH 0652) ) carrying villagers to Sakhi Maidan Mela met with an accident at Salotari Uchhad in Mendhar, resulting in death to one person identified as Mohammad


Thursday, July 18, 2019Defence forces owe Rs 24.5 crore as rent to landowners in J&K

New Delhi, July 18: The Union government owes an outstanding due of Rs 24.5 crore as rent to various land owners in Jammu and Kashmir, the Defence Ministry has informed the Parliament.

The outstanding dues are only for land hired by the Defence Ministry for its various wings, departments and organisations in 22 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The ministry has 56,615.54 acres of land under its


Thursday, July 18, 2019Rajasthan resident drowns in river Lidder at Pahalgam

Srinagar, Jul 18: A resident of Rajasthan drowned in river Lidder at Pahalgam in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, official sources said on Thursday.

The sources said that a 25-year-old Ashesh Kumar, son of Santosh Kumar, resident of Khairthal, Rajasthan was drowned while taking bath in river Lidder. However, those present in the area immediately jumped into the river but could not save him.


Thursday, July 18, 2019Amarnath pilgrim critically injured after slipping from hill

Srinagar, Jul 18: A pilgrim from Kolkata was critically injured when he slipped from a hill and fell into a nallah at Railpatheri during pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, a yatra official said on Thursday.

He said Asiom Mandal (57), resident of Kolkata, slipped and fell into nallah at Railpatheri on shortest Baltal track.

Rescue operation was immediately l


Thursday, July 18, 2019J&K Governor reassigns departments to advisors after appoint of Khan

Srinagar, Jul 18: After appointment of former IAS officer Farooq Ahmad Khan as fifth advisor, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik reassigned the departments to his advisors, an official spokesman said late Wednesday night.

As per the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Advisor Vijay Kumar has been assigned charge of the departments of Home, Forest, Ecology & Env


Thursday, July 18, 2019Fresh batch of 4167 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Cave Shrine from Jammu

Jammu, Jul 18: A fresh batch of 4167 pilgrims on Thursday left for the Shri Amarnath Cave Shrine in South of Himalayas amid "Bam Bam Bhole" chants and rains from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar base camp here.

The fleet of 169 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.

However, for Pahalgam route, 2087 male, 397 females, 14 children, 140 sadhus and one


Thursday, July 18, 2019J&K Police cracks murder case, arrests 3

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police cracked a murder case by arresting three persons in Gharota area here, on the city outskirts.

Police said that on July 3, information was received that three persons, namely Tarsem Singh, Pawan Singh and Dhananter Singh, all residents of Ranjan came in front of the Rakesh wine shop at Ranjan, set it ablaze with the help of petrol and attacked with a sword.


Thursday, July 18, 2019US-based Kashmiri doctors to launch critical care ambulance service in Valley

Srinagar, July 18: Alarmed by the number of road accident deaths in Jammu and Kashmir, a group of US based Kashmiri doctors is all set to provide fully equipped critical care ambulances.

"In the absence of emergency service in the ambulances, the US-based group of Kashmiri doctors have launched a programme to provide fully-equipped ambulances with paramedics and junior doctors on board," the


Thursday, July 18, 2019Jaishankar meets Japanese envoys of South Asia

New Delhi, July 17: In a significant move highlighting the growing closeness between India and Japan, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar held a meeting with the Japanese envoys of five South Asian countries, including Pakistan.

The External Affairs Minister tweeted a picture of the meeting. "Pleasure to receive delegation of Japanese Ambassadors to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pa


Wednesday, July 17, 20195 % of all new buses to be registered as disabled- friendly

Accessible transport provides pathways to opportunity: Dr Samoon

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Transport Department has decided to make it mandatory that a minimum of 5% of all new public transport buses should be registered as disabled-friendly.

The decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Transport Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon here.

The meeting was attended by Commissioner Disability Iqbal Lone, Managing Director SRTC Bilal Ahmed, Dire


Wednesday, July 17, 20192 day cultural festival kick starts at Mulbek Kargil

KARGIL JULY 17:- Two-day colourful cultural festival organized by the Tourism Department Kargil in collaboration with Wakha Mulbek Shargole Fokar Students Educational Forum kick-started at Spring Dales Public School Mulbekh Kargil here on Tuesday.

Executive Councillor for Works Aga Syed Abbass Razvi was the chief guest on the occasion, while as Executive Councillor for Health Muhammad Ali Chan


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Div Com visits Samba, interacts with PRIs and locals

Directs departments for organising special camps for awareness on government schemes

JAMMU, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma today conducted an extensive tour of district Samba and held interactive sessions with the PRIs and locals in panchayat Chachwal.

He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Samba Sushma Chauhan, Assistant Commissioner Development ML Tasir, Sub Divisional Magistrate Ghagwal Rittu Mahajan, Director Agriculture P S Rathore, Joint Director Handl


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, JULY 17: In order to carry out various upgradation and repair works, the power supply to Arnia, Alah, Suhagpur and its adjoining areas fed from 33/11 KV Receiving Station Suhagpur emanating from 132/33 KV Grid Station Lalyana shall remain affected on July 18 from 08 am to 02 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Canal Road, Shakti Nagar and near Pawan Ice Cream area fed from SHN-1 feeder sha


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DC inaugurates Mobile Soil Testing lab at Reasi

REASI, JULY 17: Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib, today inaugurated a mobile Soil Testing Lab at district headquarters.
The STL, deputed by Directorate of Horticulture for one week, will visit various villages of the district and collect soil samples from fruit growers. These growers will then be issued Soil Health Cards detailing the quality of their soil samples and suitable crops for the


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Directorate of Animal Husbandry condoles demise of VAS Hanief

JAMMU, JULY 17: Directorate of Animal Husbandry under the Chairmanship of its Director, Dr. Tahir Hussain Beig, today condoled the demise of Dr. Mohammad Hanif, Veterinary Assistant Surgeon.
In a condolence meeting held to pay homage to Dr. Hanief, Director and other employees conveyed sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed from eternal peace to the departed soul.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DC hands over financial assistance to Labourer

REASI, JULY 17: Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib, today handed over financial assistance of Rs. 3.95 lakh to a labourer Altaf Hussain, an accident victim of Chenab Bridge Project Undertaking at Kauri village.
The compensation has been provided under Employees Compensation Act, 1923.
Assistant Labour Commissioner, Pradyot Gupta and other senior officers were present on the occasion.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DLSA celebrates International Justice Day at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, JULY 17: District Legal Services Authority observed World Day for International Justice here today.
The programme was held under the chairmanship of Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Principal District & Session Judge Mohan Lal Manhas. Besides, Additional Session Judge Sobha Ram Gandhi, Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohamed Rafiq Chak, Secretary DLSA Sub Judge, Sandeep Kou


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DDC reviews disaster management preparedness in Doda, visits SDRF store

DODA, JULY 17: District Development Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode, today reviewed Disaster Management preparedness in the district besides visiting district store of SDRF unit Doda.
DDC reviewed availability of various essential items and other rescue operation equipments in the store. He enjoined upon the officers to keep men and machinery ready to meet any eventuality.
DDC directed the con


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Chief Secretary emphasizes on close monitoring of development works in forest areas

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Wednesday in its 114th meeting cleared 31 proposals regarding use of 87 hectares of forest land for various developmental projects of public importance.
The FAC after detailed deliberations cleared the proposals in the road, railway, telecom and transmission sectors on the specified terms and


Wednesday, July 17, 2019ADDC reviews implementation of various schemes in Udhampur

Special Gram Sabhas to be organised under Back to School programme

UDHAMPUR, JULY 17: Additional District Development Commissioner, Ashok Kumar, today chaired a meeting with officers of different departments to review implementation of various programmes and schemes in the district.
Threadbare discussion was held on various issues related to status of uploading of data related to Back to village programme, Status of Back to School Survey, Scrutiny of exis


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Chairman DLSA holds meeting regarding Plantation drive

JAMMU, JULY 17: A meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Chairman, District Legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jammu, Vinod Chatterji Koul, regarding Plantation drive launched by District Legal Services Authority, Jammu in association with school, colleges as well as Senior Citizens from Zorawar Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu for the ongoing Monsoon season.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Advisor Skandan reviews CAPEX Budget of Handicrafts, Handloom Deptts

Handicrafts lifeline of Kashmir art, no stone would be left unturned to promote sector

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan, today chaired separate meetings to review the implementation of CAPEX Budget 2018-19 and 2019-20 of Handicrafts Department, Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation, Handloom Department and Handloom Development Corporations here.
During the meeting, the Advisor took sector wise review of progress of the Departments and Corporations under the CAPEX Budget a


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Chairman, Khadi and Village Industries Commission meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Sh. Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Saxena discussed with Governor about the promotion and implementation of programs for the development of Khadi and other village industries in the rural areas. They also discussed success of KVIC’s efforts on generating capability and


Wednesday, July 17, 2019VC, SKUAST-K meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Prof. Nazeer Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, met Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Prof. Ahmed apprised Governor about various issues of academic and administrative importance relating to the Main and Off-site campuses and to-date status of filling up of va


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Secretary Agri reviews progress at Baramulla

BARAMULLA, JULY 17: Secretary Agriculture Production, Department Manzoor Ahmad Lone today convened a joint meeting of officers of Agriculture, Horticulture and Sericulture Departments at Dak Banglow Baramulla to review the progress achieved under both the sectors in the district.
DDC Baramulla Dr GN Itoo, Director Agriculture Ajaz Altaf Adndrabi, Director Sericulture Reyaz Ahmad Wani, Director H


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Rakesh Jain meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Sh. Rakesh Jain, Akhil Bharatiya Seh Sanyojak, Paryavaran Gatividhi (RSS), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Jain apprised Governor about the activities being undertaken throughout India to generate awareness for saving trees, water and against use of polythene.
Governor appreciated Sh. Jain’s work for preserving the environment and conveyed his


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Chief Secretary sets a target of issuing 55% Golden Cards by 31st Aug, 2019

Till now, 25000 patients have availed benefits of free medical treatment under Ayushman Bharat

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Wednesday chaired a video conference with Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to review the status of implementation of the flagship Health Insurance Scheme-Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), in the state.
Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department Atal Duloo, Director S


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh led delegation meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: A delegation comprising Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Speaker Legislative Assembly; Sh. Shakti Parihar, former Minister and Sh. Daleep Singh, former MLA, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor and Sh. Dilbagh Singh, DGP were present on the occasion.
The delegation expressed its concern regarding growing threats to the safety a


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Chairperson National Council for Teacher Education meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Dr. Satbir Bedi, Chairperson, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the RajBhavan here today.
Dr. Bedi apprised Governor about various ongoing initiatives of the NCTE for improving standards of education system throughout the country and challenges being faced in maintaining the standards of teacher education and teacher education insti


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Advisor Sharma for sustained efforts to tap hydro-electric resources of State

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Advisor to Governor KK Sharma today called for making sustained efforts to fully tap the hydro-electric and other power generating sources to make the State self-sufficient in power generation.
He said such steps would open up employment opportunities and also address the power deficit of the State.
The Advisor was speaking at the Seventh (7th) meeting of Management and Finan


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DDC Ganderbal reviews implementation of SWM

GANDERBAL, JULY 17: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today chaired a meeting to review the implementation of Solid Waste Management (SWM) and discuss existing gaps in the functioning and future plans of scientific disposal of solid waste in the district.
The meeting was informed that 25 Kanal land has been identified at Kohistan Colony, Safapora for the establ


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DDC Budgam visits Hokarsar wetland, reviews dredging of FSC

Directs early demarcation of Hokarsar Wetland, peripheries

BUDGAM, JULY 17: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today conducted an extensive tour of Hokarsar wetland and inspected ongoing dredging work of Flood Spill Channel (FSC) at Hajibagh, Soibugh, Shariefabad, Narbal and Sozieth.
The DDC was accompanied by Regional Wildlife Warden, Kashmir, Rashid Yehya Naqash, ADC Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, SE Hydraulics and E


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh led delegation meets Governor

Srinagar, July 17: A delegation comprising Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Speaker Legislative Assembly; Sh. Shakti Parihar, former Minister and Sh. Daleep Singh, former MLA, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor and Sh. Dilbagh Singh, DGP were present on the occasion.

The delegation expressed its concern regarding growing threats to the safety


Wednesday, July 17, 2019US welcomes Kartarpur corridor construction

New Delhi/Washington, July 17: The US has welcomed the construction of the Kartarpur corridor to link two Sikh shrines across the border between India and Pakistan, saying it supports anything that increases people-to-people ties between the two countries.

US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, responding to a question on the corridor that is set to open in November for the 550th bi


Wednesday, July 17, 2019VC, SKUAST-K meets Governor

Srinagar, July 17: Prof. Nazeer Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, met Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Prof. Ahmed apprised Governor about various issues of academic and administrative importance relating to the Main and Off-site campuses and to-date status of filling up of


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Sopore Encounter: one militant killed, operation on

Baramulla ; One militant has been killed in an encounter that broke out in Gund Brath area of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Wednesday morning.

Police sources told that the body of the militant was yet to be identified while as searches at the encounter site are still going on.

Earlier, a joint team of Army's 22RR, SoG Sopore launched a cordon and search operation in the a


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed arrested

Islamabad, Jul 17: In Pakistan, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police has arrested Hafiz Saeed from Lahore when he was on his way to Gujranwala.

The arrest comes a day after Pakistan opened its airspace and before Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden trip to the White House to help repair its relationship with the United States, said reports here.

The Imran Khan gov


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Ex-minister & senior PDP leader Khalil Bandh resigns

Srinagar, Jul 17: Former minister and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mohammad Khalil Bandh on Wednesday resigned from the basic membership of the party.

In his resignation letter, Mr Bandh alleged that the PDP has compromised on its basic principles after demise of late Mufti Mohammad Syed and veteran faces were sidelined in decision making process.

“Experienced faces and wisd


Wednesday, July 17, 2019India's partition a 'miscarriage' of history: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Jul 16: The Partition of India was a "miscarriage" of history and it would not have taken place if former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru hadn't intruded into his home minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel's domain, Union minister Jitendra Singh said Tuesday.

Singh, a minister in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), also said that the time has come to change the narrative and to raise quest


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Vet takes to para-gliding to spread FMD awareness in Reasi hills

Jammu, July 17: In a unique move, an Animal Husbandry Department official of J&K's Reasi district has taken to paragliding to reach out to people in difficult hilly terrains to apprise them of the state's free vaccination scheme for cattle to protect them from the foot and mouth disease.

The unique video of district's Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Ramesh Razdan paragliding over hilly hamlets


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Darshan at Amarnath breaks last 4-year record

Srinagar, July 17: With over two lakh pilgrims performing the Amarnath Yatra in the past 16 days, officials said it was the highest number to visit the Himalayan cave shrine during the first forthright in the last four years.

On Wednesday, another batch of 4,584 devotees left Jammu for the valley.

Officials said since July 1 when the pilgrimage started, a total of 2,05,083 pilgrims have pai


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Truck rams into ATM, 2 killed in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 17: The potatoes loaded truck rammed into an ATM while two persons were killed and one injured in Channi Himmat area, here.

Police said that one truck loaded with potatoes might had a brake failure.

"The truck rammed into the ATM booth of J&K Bank in Channi Himmat area following which, the driver and helper of the vehicles, got buried under the debris," police said.

They adde


Wednesday, July 17, 2019'Hanuman Chalisa' recited on UP road to oppose 'namaaz' on streets

Hathras (Uttar Pradesh), July 17: Activists of religious group Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) have registered their opposition to offering 'namaaz' on the streets by reciting "Hanuman Chalisa" on the road in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras.

According to reports, a group of HYV activists sat outside a Hanuman temple in Sikandrarau area and recited the "Hanuman Chalisa" repeatedly for over an hour on Tuesday e


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Drug peddler nabbed with opium in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 16: A drug peddler with contraband of opium was arrested in Greater Kailash area here on Tuesday.

"Police during naka checking stopped one Motorcycle and on search, 300 grams of Opium was recovered from the possession of the bike rider identified as Sunil Kumar alias Shella, resident Nanak Nagar, Jammu," police here said.

They said that a case under NDPS Act has been registered


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Try 'BODMAS' method to solve this viral math equation

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) If you are baffled by a viral mathematical equation that has taken the social media platforms by storm, you do not actually need to go too far but to check it with your Maths teacher at school.

The debate started on Twitter after a science enthusiast KJ Cheetham posted a Maths equation -- 230-220x0.5 and declared "5!" as its answer.

"A Maths meme that is actually


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Govt neglecting ASHA workers, alleges Tarigami

Srinagar, Jul 16: State Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) president Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday accused the government of totally neglecting the women working as ASHAs, despite starting the National Rural Health Mission with much fanfare.

''The government must provide a dignified monthly honorarium to these activists who essentially act as backbone of the health structure in rural


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Separatist leader Inqilabi again booked under PSA

Srinagar, Jul 16: Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Chairman Abdul Samad Inqilabi has again been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) even as he remained lodged in a jail in Jammu.
Meanwhile, a local court has directed jail authorities to provide medical treatment to Mr Inqilabi, who is allegedly suffering from multiple ailments.

A spokesperson for slami Tanzeem-e-Azadi said Mr Inqilabi has been booked


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Unidentified male body recovered from Jehlum in north Kashmir

Srinagar: An unidentified male body was recovered from a Jehlum at Shadipora village of Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday.

Reports said that some locals spotted the body lying in the river Jehlum in Shadipora area of Sumbal and immediately informed the police about it.

Soon after being informed, a police team reached the spot and recovered the body, they said.

A pol


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Centre's response sought on plea for linking property to Aadhaar

New Delhi, July 16: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking directions to the government to link movable and immovable property documents of citizens with their Aadhaar number to curb corruption, black money generation and benami transaction.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and including Justice C. Harishankar, issued


Tuesday, July 16, 2019'Jai Shri Ram' used as signature slogan to instill fear among people, alleges Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 16: Reacting to reports that a Muslim cleric was attacked in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram', former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said it is sad to see Lord Ram’s name being used to install fear among the people as he has always been revered and loved because of his values and principles.

Ms Mehbooba, the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), all


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Mehbooba welcomes Geelani's statement on KPs return to Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 16: Welcoming the statement of hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani that ‘he wholeheartedly wants the Kashmiri Pandits to return and live in the valley’, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that it is a sentiment that is shared by Kashmiri Muslims.

Ms Mufti, who is the former chief minister of J&K, said the vacuum cr


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Youth shuns militancy, returns to mainstream in Pulwama: Police

Srinagar, Jul 16: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed that a youth, who had joined militant ranks, has shunned the path of violence and returned to mainstream in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.

With this, police said, about four youths from Pulwama have left militancy and joined mainstream since April.

''One more youth from Pulwama has shunned the path of violence and returned to


Tuesday, July 16, 2019CRPF troopers praised for saving girl from drowning in J&K

Srinagar, July 16: The brave efforts of two CRPF troopers who saved a girl from drowning in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district was praised by locals and the twitterati on Tuesday.

On Monday, the troopers, M.G. Naidu and Nalla Upendra, immediately jumped into the stream when they saw 14-year-old Nigeena being washed away by powerful currents.

The girl would have drowned, had not been fo


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Police arrests two persons in Baramulla, recovers pistol

Srinagar, July 16: Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in the last month’s killing of a Shopkeeper in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A police officer told that the youth Aquib Bashir and Auqib Shalla of Chesti Colony Baramulla was arrested recently and one pistol was recovered by a team of 46RR, SOG and CRPF on their disclosure from an orchard in their native vi


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Two Burglars Arrested Recovered Stolen Property in Safapora Ganderbal

SAFAPORA: On credible information of locals that two persons intruded in to water pump station, have stolen water pipes worth 20000 rupees.

Accordingly, Ganderbal Police acted swiftly and a Police party headed by SHO Safapora INSP Maseer Asgar rushed the spot and arrested two accused namely (01) Manzoor Ahmad Guroo S/O: Ab. Aziz Guroo (02) Arif Ahmad Guroo S/O: Bashir Ahmad Guroo both


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Police Officer killed in road mishap

Jammu, July 16: A person was killed in a road accident when the vehicle he was traveling in skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge on Bhrath road in Doda district.

Reports said that the vehicle bearing Registration number JK-06A 4758 (Alto) met the accident near gas agency on Bharth road after it skidded off the road resulting into the death of one person identified as Niyaz Ahmad


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Bhoomi, navgrah pujan and dhawajarohan performed on Ashad Purnima

Srinagar, Jul 16: The age-old traditional rituals 'bhoomi-pujan', 'navgrah pujan' and 'dhawajarohan' connected with commencement of annual 'Chhari-Mubarak' were being performed at Pahalgam in the south Kashmir on auspicious occasion of 'Ashad-Purnima' (Vyas-Purnima) on Tuesday.

About 1.95 lakh pilgrims, including women and sadhus, have darshan at the cave shrine since the commencement of the


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Delhi Police arrests JeM terrorist from Srinagar

New Delhi, July 16: The Delhi Police have arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist from Srinagar, it said on Tuesday.

The terrorist has been identified as Basir Ahmad Ponnu, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh, said Sanjeev Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special cell.

Ahmad along with three other JeM terrorists -- Shahid Gafoor, Fayaz Ahmed Lone, Abdul Majid Baba -- were apprehended by


Monday, July 15, 2019Man stabs wife to death, hangs self in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 15: A man on Monday stabbed his wife to death and later hanged himself in his house in Greater Kailash area here on city outskirts.

Police here said that one Naveen Sharma this morning stabbed his wife Bindu Sharma to death in his residence at Greater Jammu area near Greater Kailash.

Police further added that the man later hanged himself and died.

"The bodies have been shifted


Monday, July 15, 2019Pakistan will be 'compelled' to ink SAARC Treaty on terror : Amit Shah

New Delhi, Jul 15: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asserted that the Modi government will make no compromise on the issue of fighting terror and maintained that Pakistan will be even 'compelled' to ink the SAARC Treaty on terror.

Responding to clarification sought by Trinamool Congress member Kalyan Banerjee in Lok Sabha during the debate on the NIA Bill, 2019, Mr Shah said that "There


Monday, July 15, 2019Police pays tribute to constable killed in militant attack in Anantnag

Srinagar, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir police has paid rich tributes to a Selection Grade Constable, who was martyred in a militant attack on an National Conference (NC) leader in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Sunday.

Meanwhile, political party leaders, including NC vice-president Omar Abdullah and CPI(M) senior leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami have condemned the killing of the policeman


Monday, July 15, 2019Security forces launch CASO in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

Srinagar, Jul 15: Security forces on Monday launched a Cordon and Search Operation in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.

Official sources said that following specific information about presence of militants in Khudwani in Kulgam, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, Army and CRPF on Monday.
The entire area has been sealed and exit points have been cl


Monday, July 15, 2019Bus, trade with POK remain suspended since March 24

Srinagar, Jul 15: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), and Cross- Line of Control (LoC) trade on Monday remained suspended since March 24, official sources said.

Though no reasons was given for continued suspension of bus and trade, it is said that due to strained relations between India and Pakistan after February fida


Monday, July 15, 2019Three drug peddlers arrested in Kashmir, contraband recovered

Srinagar, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir police has arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband from them in separate places in Kashmir valley.

A police official said that following specific information about transportation of drugs, a checkpoint was established near near Mirgund Chowk in central Kashmir district of Budgam. ''Police intercepted a person at the checkpoint and during checki


Monday, July 15, 2019Suspicious object found on Rajouri highway

Jammu, July 15: Army on Monday morning have recovered a suspicious object on Jammu Rajouri highway.

Sources said that army team patrolling the highway found something suspicious in nature lying on highway stretch at Narian village of Rajouri after which alert was sounded.

"Bomb disposal squad and police teams have also rushed to the spot," they said.


Monday, July 15, 2019Three more Amarnath yatries die

Jammu, July 15: Three more yatries died due to health reasons during the ongoing pilgrimage to Amarnath cave in south Kashmir Himalayas, a yatra official said on Monday.

A 52-year-old yatri Dimple Sharma, son of Mohan Lal Sharma, resident of Ludhiana, Punjab, suffered a massive cardiac arrest near the cave shrine.

He was immediately rushed to nearby medical camp, where he was declared dead,


Monday, July 15, 2019CASO underway in South Kashmir Village

Srinagar: Security forces on Monday afternoon launched Cordon and Search Operation in Wani Mohalla, Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

The area has been sealed by a joint team of forces including Army’s RR, special operation group of police (SOG) and CRPF.

“Door to door search operation have been initiated and all the entry and exit points of the village have been sealed,” so


Monday, July 15, 2019Over 1.80 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 14 days

Jammu, July 15: More than 1.80 lakh pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra over the last two weeks, officials said as another batch of around 5,000 yatris left for the Himalayan shrine on Monday.

In the past 14 days since the pilgrimage started on July 1, a total of 1,82,712 devotees paid obeisance before the ice stalagmite structure inside the cave shrine.

A batch of 5,210 pilgrims lef


Monday, July 15, 2019BSF shoots intruder on international border in J&K

Jammu, July 15: Border security force (BSF) troopers on Monday shot and killed an intruder on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.

The incident took place in Ramgarh sector at 3 a.m. after the intruder crossed into the Indian territory, police said.

"The body has been recovered and investigation started," police said.