Jammu and Kashmir

Saturday, March 23, 2019DDC Rajouri inaugurates mega exhibition cum Kissan Mela

Rajouri, March, 23: District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today inaugurated a daylong Mega Kissan Mela organized by the department of agriculture under the ATMA scheme. The kissan Mela was attended by thousand farmers from across the district, here today.

During his welcome speech, Chief Agriculture officer,Mohd Yaseen Choudhary highlighted the achievement of the depa


Saturday, March 23, 2019Kashmiri traders: Bring Rizwan's killers to justice

Srinagar, March 23: Kashmiri businessmen and civil society members, here on Saturday, expressed anguish at the alleged silence of the world community and rights organisations over the 'repeated brutalisation of Kashmiris'.

Addressing a media conference, Sheikh Ashiq, president of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), said: "The business community and the local civil society have


Saturday, March 23, 2019Party won’t contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections: Shah Faesal

Srinagar, Mar 23: Faesal made the announcement while addressing a press conference at Press Club in Srinagar.

He said that they will strengthen the party first before taking the poll plunge.

Last Sunday Faesal launched his ‘Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement’ party during a function in Srinagar’s Rajbagh.

The 2010-batch IAS topper resigned from his post earlier this year. Faesal also lau


Saturday, March 23, 2019It's special for me to shoot in Kashmir: Soni

Mumbai, March 23: Veteran actress Soni Razdan says it is special for her to shoot in Kashmir as she is half Kashmiri.

The 62-year-old actress, whose father was a Kashmiri Pandit, said her experience while shooting for "No Fathers in Kashmir" was special all the more because of her "Kashmir connect".

"Being half Kashmiri, it's always special for me to shoot in the valley and to be there with


Saturday, March 23, 2019Militant hideout busted in Pulwama: Police

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said it busted a militant hideout in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.

“On credible input police and security forces today in a joint operation busted a hideout in Banderpora area of Pulwama,” a police spokesperson said.

He said that officers at the spot seized huge quantity of incriminating materials and other items from the hideout.

A case has


Saturday, March 23, 2019Fire in mini secretariat Bandipora, ARTO record damaged

Baramulla, Mar 23: Fire broke out in mini secretariat Bandipora in north Kashmir early on Saturday morning damaging office record and computers of Assistant Road Transport Office (ARTO), official sources said.

They said fire broke out in the third floor of the secretariat Bandipora at 0500 hrs this morning in a room of ARTO in Block C building.

However, the employees on night duty in Medi


Saturday, March 23, 2019Strike cripples life in Sopore, Hajin & Shopian

Srinagar, Mar 23: Life was crippled on Saturday in apple township of Sopore and Hajin Bandipora in north Kashmir and Shopian in the south, where eight militants were killed in four different encounters on Friday.

Local administration at Sopore and Hajin have ordered the closure of all educational institutions as a precautionary measure.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and


Saturday, March 23, 2019Trooper falls unconscious after accidental firing

Srinagar, March 23: A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) trooper fell unconscious after his service rifle went off accidentally here on Saturday.

Police said a SSB trooper on guard duty in Sonawar area of the Capital fell unconscious after his service rifle went off accidentally on Saturday.

"The bullet hit the wall after the service rifle of an SSB guard went off accidentally in Sonawar area.



Saturday, March 23, 2019Omar, Mehbooba see LS polls behind govt boycotting Pak Day event

Srinagar, Mar 23: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have said the Centre's decision to boycott the Pakistan Day function at its High Commission in Delhi was due to the Lok Sabha polls.

India has decided to boycott a reception at the Pakistan High Commission to mark that country's national day as several separatists leaders from the state have been invite


Saturday, March 23, 2019China has to think what signal it's sending with Azhar hold: India's former top diplomat Jaishankar

New York, Mar 23: India's former foreign secretary S Jaishankar has said China has to think what signal it is sending to the world by putting a technical hold in the UN on a proposal to list Pakistan-based terror group JeM's chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

China last week blocked for the fourth consecutive time a resolution at the UN Security Council Committee on designating Azhar as


Saturday, March 23, 2019Notorious criminal detained under PSA in J-K's Rajouri

Jammu, Mar 23: A notorious criminal was detained under the Public Safety Act in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, official said Saturday.

A dossier of his detention was prepared by district police office Rajouri and submitted to the district magistrate, he said.

The DM ordered his detention under public safety and a team from the Rajouri police station implemented the detention order Fr


Saturday, March 23, 2019Six arrested in Rajouri

Jammu, Mar 23: Police have arrested six persons for their alleged involvement in creating nuisance and apprehension of breach of peace and tranquility in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said Saturday.

Police took into preventive custody four persons for their alleged involvement in unlawful activities and apprehension of breach of peace and tranquility of an area, they said.


Saturday, March 23, 2019Lohia's 'followers' betraying his principles: Modi

New Delhi, March 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the political parties claiming to be the followers of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia of betraying his principles and were desperate to form an opportunistic adulteration alliance with the Congress.

"Dr. Lohia always believed that dynastic politics was inimical to democracy. He would have been flabbergasted to see his 'f


Saturday, March 23, 2019Omar condemns 'selective outrage' in Kashmir

Srinagar, March 23: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday hoped that there was equal condemnation against rights violations by militants in the state as when the security forces are accused of it.

His remark comes a day after a 12-year-old boy, who was taken hostage, was killed in a gunfight in Bandipora district's Mir Mohalla area along with two other militants.


Saturday, March 23, 2019Srinagar-Leh, Mughal road remain shut, one-way traffic on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Mar 23: The national highway, the only road linking Ladakh region with Kashmir valley remained closed since December last year though a massive snow clearance operation has been started from both sides of Zojila pass, where fresh snowfall was received recently.

Snow clearance operation has also been started on 86-km-long historic Mughal road which connects Shopian in Pulwama and Raj


Saturday, March 23, 2019ADM inquiring Rizwan's custodial death initiate action

Srinagar, Mar 23: The Additional District Magistrate (ADM), appointed to probe the custodial death of a principal of a local private school at Awantipora in Pulwama, has initiated proceedings, official sources said on Saturday.

Rizwan Asad Pandit died on March 19 in custody after his arrest by Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir from his Awantipora house during the intervening n


Saturday, March 23, 2019Northern Army Commander visits forward posts in J&K

Jammu: Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh visited the forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Reasi districts.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt. Colonel Devender Anand said: "Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Paramjit Singh, visited the forward posts in Rajouri and Reasi sectors to int


Saturday, March 23, 2019IUST reopens after remaining closed for 4 days

Srinagar, Mar 23: The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora in south Kashmir, reopened on Saturday after remaining closed from March 19, when a Principal of a private school Rizwan Asad Pandit died in the custody of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police.

The university suspended all semester examinations and classes as a precautionary measures due


Saturday, March 23, 2019Two killed in Jammu and Kashmir landslide

Jammu, March 23: Two people were killed on Saturday in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, police said.

The massive landslide hit a truck on Thathri road in Gandoh area, killing both the driver and the helper on the spot.

"Locals rushed to the spot immediately, but could not save the victims," the police added.


Friday, March 22, 2019Two Army jawans injured as Pak troops violate ceasefire along LoC in J-K

Jammu, Mar 22: Two Army jawans were injured as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing on forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Rajouri and Jammu districts, officials said Friday.

Pakistani troops continued night-long mortar shelling and firing in Pallanwala, Sunderbani and Nowshera sectors, they said.

The two Army jawans, who were injured in Pallanwala sec


Friday, March 22, 2019Modi leads BJP attack on rivals over Pulwama attack, IAF strike

New Delhi, Mar 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday led a fresh BJP offensive on rival parties over the Pulwama terror attack and the subsequent IAF strike inside Pakistan, terming the Opposition "the natural habitat of terror apologists" and accusing them of "insulting" armed forces.

Using the hashtag 'Janta Maaf Nahi Karegi' (people will not forgive) in a tweet, Modi attacked Sam Pitroda


Friday, March 22, 2019Three militants, minor held hostage by ultras killed in encounters in J-K

Srinagar, Mar 22: Three militants, including two Pakistanis, and a minor boy held hostage by the ultras were killed in separate encounters with security forces on Friday in Bandipora and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

With the death of these three militants, the number of ultras killed in the state over the past 24 hours has risen to five.

Two militants of terror group Lashkar-e-Ta


Friday, March 22, 2019ED slaps Rs 14.40 lakh penalty, confiscates RS 6.8 lakh in FEMA case against Geelani

New Delhi, Mar 22: The Enforcement Directorate has levied a penalty of Rs 14.40 lakh and ordered confiscation of nearly Rs 6.8 lakh in connection with a FEMA case against Jammu and Kashmir-based separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, officials said Friday.

The case pertains to Geelani in illegal possession of foreign exchange, a case which was being investigated by the ED under the Foreign Exchang


Friday, March 22, 2019Car recovered, one arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 22: Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have arrested a person and recovered a car stolen on February 14 in Srinagar, a police spokesman said here on Friday afternoon.

He said Police Station Nigeen received a written complaint from one Imtiyaz Hussain Bhat, resident of Saidakadal Srinagar that his car, which he had parked near Hazratbal shrine on February 14, 2019, was stolen.


Friday, March 22, 2019Applicants in J&K to soon get passports within 2 weeks: RPO Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 22: Asserting that very soon the people will get their passports within two weeks of applying in Jammu and Kashmir, Regional Passport Officer (RPO), Srinagar, B B Nagar said that the entire police verification process for new applications will be done online in the next three to four months.

Meanwhile, Mr Nagar said that the Regional Passport Office, Srinagar had issued 85,107 pa


Friday, March 22, 2019Hurriyat leader Geelani booked under FEMA

New Delhi, March 22: Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani, who advocates Jammu and Kashmir's merger with Pakistan, has been booked under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), the Enforcement Directorate said on Friday.

Geelani had been fined Rs 14.40 lakh following the confiscation of unaccounted foreign currency from his premises in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, ED Director San


Friday, March 22, 2019Drug peddler nabbed with heroin in Ramban

Jammu, Mar 22: The City police on Friday arrested a drug peddler with heroin in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Acting on a specific information, a special naka (checkpoint) was laid this morning at T chowk in Banihal," police sources here said.

During checking, a youth was intercepted and frisked, during which the 10g contraband, concealed in his handbag, was recovered.

The drug


Friday, March 22, 2019Educational institutions to remain closed in Sopore, parts of Bandipora

Srinagar, Mar 22: Educational institutions were closed on Friday in apple township of Sopore and parts of Bandipora, where security forces were conducting Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) since Thursday.

The local administration in Sopore have ordered closure of all government and private educational institutions today as a precautionary measure.

Security forces are conducting CASO at War


Friday, March 22, 2019Seven killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfights

Srinagar, March 22: Six militants and a 12-year-old boy were killed on Friday in three separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Two militants and a the boy, who was taken hostage, were killed in an encounter in Bandipora district's Mir Mohalla area.

"One Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander is among the two militant victims," the police said.

In Shopian district's Imam Sahib are


Friday, March 22, 2019Mirwaiz Umer Farooq placed under house arrest

Srinagar, March 22: Jammu and Kashmir authorities have place senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest here on Friday.

The development comes ahead of post-Friday prayers protests called by separatists against the custodial death of Rizwan Asad Pandit, a 28-year-old private school teacher, on Monday.

On Thursday, National Conference leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar, Nasir Sog


Friday, March 22, 2019India boycotts Pak Day event as JK separatists invited

New Delhi, Mar 22: The government Friday decided to boycott the Pakistan National Day event to be held at its high commission here as Kashmiri separatist leaders were also invited, an official said.

Indian government officials will stay away from the reception scheduled on the eve of Pakistan National Day, which is celebrated on March 23, the official said.

"The government of India has deci


Friday, March 22, 2019IUST postpones all semester exams on Friday

Srinagar, Mar 22: The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) has postponed all semester examinations, scheduled to be held on Friday.

The IUST had postponed semester examinations on March 19, when a local school principal Rizwan Asad Pandit died in custody of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, Aircargo camp in Srinagar.

Rizwan was principal at the Sabir


Friday, March 22, 2019Two militants killed in Baramulla; operation continues

Baramulla, Mar 22: Two militants were killed by security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which was launched on Thursday in Kreeri area of this north Kashmir district, a police spokesman said on Friday.

The operation is still going on and people are advised not to venture out in the area, he said.

Meanwhile, mobile internet in the area has been snapped as a precautionary


Friday, March 22, 2019Union Minister, first-time candidates in BJP's J&K list

Srinagar, March 22: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday re-nominated both its sitting MPs from the Jammu region while fielding three first-time candidates from the Kashmir Valley.

The party's first list of 184 candidates, released in Delhi by senior BJP leader J.P. Nadda, includes Union Minister Jitendra Singh and Jugal Kishore Sharma who will be seeking re-election from Udhampur and Jammu


Friday, March 22, 2019Two gunfights underway in J&K's Sopore, Shopian

Srinagar, March 22: Two gunfights were underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore and Shopian districts on Friday between militants and security forces, police said.

In Sopore, firing exchanges took place in Warpora area, the same site of an encounter on Thursday where two policemen were injured.

The police said that there were no reports of any militant casualties in this gun battle so far.


Thursday, March 21, 2019Rajnath, Kejriwal, Mamata not celebrated Holi

New Delhi, Mar 21 “ In the wake of the Pulwama attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF men, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee and MoS External Affairs VK Singh did not celebrate the festival of colours on Thursday as a mark of respect to the martyrs.
However, the Union Home Minister did extend Holi greetings to the people of


Thursday, March 21, 2019Curfew-like restrictions lifted from SeK, downtown Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 21: Curfew-like restrictions imposed in Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and downtown Srinagar following a day-long strike called by separatists against the custodial death of a principal of a local private school were lifted on Thursday.

A police official told TNN that restrictions imposed in any part of Srinagar city on Wednesday have been lifted. "Security forces deployed in strength acros


Thursday, March 21, 2019Barring parts of Pulwama, life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 21: Life returned to normal on Thursday in Kashmir valley after remaining crippled due to a day-long strike called by separatists against the custodial death of a private school principal Rizwan Asad Pandit on March 19.
Curfew-like restrictions imposed in Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and downtown Srinagar for security reasons on Wednesday was also lifted on Thursday.

However, business an


Thursday, March 21, 2019NC protests in Srinagar against custodial death of school principal

Srinagar, Mar 21 : National Conference (NC) on Thursday took out a protest rally in the summer capital, Srinagar, against the custodial death of a private school Principal Rizwan Asad Pandit on March 19.
Senior NC leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar, Nasir Sogami and Mubarak Gulled the protest rally from the party headquarters at Nawa-e-Subh in Srinagar.
Holding placards and shouting anti-BJP slogans, t


Thursday, March 21, 2019IUST postpones all semester exams on Friday

Srinagar, Mar 21 : The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) has postponed all semester examinations which are scheduled to be held on Friday.
The IUST had postponed semester examinations on March 19, when the principal of a local school, Rizwan Asad Pandit died in the custody of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police at Aircargo camp in Srinagar. Rizwan was a Ch


Thursday, March 21, 2019Festival of Holi celebrated with fervour in UP

Lucknow, Mar 21: Festival of color, Holi, is being celebrated in Uttar Pradesh with traditional fervor and gaiety.
Children and elders sprayed color and gulal on each other and later offered sweets and special prepared gujiyas and paper. With wishing, 'Happy Holi' people embraced each other to convey their best wishes.
The festival is being celebrated in a peaceful manner and there is no incide


Thursday, March 21, 2019Army jawan martyed in Pak firing at LoC

Jammu, Mar 21: An Army Jawan attained martyrdom in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control in Sunderbani Sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Pakistan this morning fired unprovoked on the LoC with mortar shelling and small-arms firing in Pallanwala, Jogwan and Keri areas targetting forward Indian positions," defense spokesman here said.
He said that an Army Jawan deployed at a f


Thursday, March 21, 2019Congress slams verdict of Samjhauta blasts case

New Delhi, Mar 21: Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Thursday slammed the verdict of the Samjhauta Express Bomb Blast case in which all the accused were acquitted.

In a post on social media, Sibal said, 'Samjhauta Express Bomb Blast- 68 killed, NIA charged 8 accused, Verdict: No one knows who killed the 68 victims. Must be a proud day for our criminal justice system !'

All four accused in the


Thursday, March 21, 2019Police officer among three injured in grenade attack in Sopore

Police officer among three injured in grenade attack in Sopore
Srinagar, Mar 21: Three policemen, including an officer, were injured in a grenade attack by militants in apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Thursday.

Official sources said that militants lobbed a grenade at a police party at village Warpora in Sopore, where a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was


Thursday, March 21, 2019One-way traffic resumes on Kashmir highway; Leh, Mughal roads remain shut

Srinagar, Mar 21: One-way traffic was resumed on the national highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with rest of the country and traffic will ply from Jammu to Srinagar for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

Meanwhile, fresh snowfall was received on the Srinagar-Leh national highway and historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch


Wednesday, March 20, 2019JK Bank regularizes 526 casually engaged subordinate staff

Candidates express gratitude to the Bank’s Board for gifting dignity on Nauroz/Holi

Srinagar, Mar 20: Jammu and Kashmir Bank today regularized the services of 526 casually engaged workersunder Bank’s scheme for casually engaged workers approved by the Board of the Bank.
J&k Bank Chairman & CEO Parvez Ahmed congratulated the casually engaged subordinate staff earlier working on meager wages on temporary basis for past so many years and living a life of distress.
He termed the


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, MARCH 20: According to Chief Engineer Electrical Maintenance and Rural Electrification wing Jammu, to execute work for replacement of old/obsolete 11 KV VCB Panel at receiving station Gurah, the power supply from 1x6.3 MVA 33/11 KV Gurah shall remain affected on March 22.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Gurah, Utterbehni, Thalori and its adjoining areas will remain affected on Ma


Wednesday, March 20, 2019AH Deptt organizes series of FMD awareness camps in Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, MARCH 19: The Department of Animal Husbandry organized a series of awareness camps under Foot and Mouth Disease Control Programme (FMD-CP) here.
The camps were held at Chanderbani, Kuntwara, Karthie, Padder, Padyarna, Nagseni, Mughalmaidan, Bandarna, Chingam, and Chhatroo areas of the district.
During the camps, the Officers of the Department disseminated information to the farmers ab


Wednesday, March 20, 2019EVM, VVPAT awareness campaign gains momentum in Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, MARCH 20: The awareness campaign launched by Kishtwar district administration to sensitize voters about the functioning of Electronic voting machines (EVM) along with Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPT) is gaining momentum in the district.
The programme is being carried out on the instructions and directions of District Election Officer, Angrez Singh Rana, while as Nodal Officer


Wednesday, March 20, 2019DC Reasi launches SVEEP signature campaign

REASI, MARCH 20: To improve voting percentage and ensure that all eligible voters exercise their franchise, the district administration Reasi Wednesday launched a signature campaign to enlist the commitment of the voters.
The initiative was launched as part of the Election Commission’s Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation programme.
The campaign began with signatures of Deput


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Free dental checkup camp held at Samba

SAMBA, MARCH 20: A free dental checkup-cum-awareness camp was organized here today to observe World Oral Health Day.
Medical Block Hiranagar under the overall guidance of Block Medical Officer Dr Vijay Kumar Bali organized the camp in which Dr Guru Prasad Sharma, Dr Neeraj Gupta, Dr Shaveta and Dental Technician Sushant Sharma screened scores of people.
On the occasion, doctors advised people,


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Advisor Kumar visits Govt Ayurvedic Hospital, inspects facilities

Interacts with students pursuing Medical Degree in Ayurvedics

JAMMU, MARCH 20: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today inspected the facilities available for the patients here at Government Ayurvedic Hospital.
Principal Secretary Heath Atal Dulloo, Principal GMC Dr Sunanda Raina, Director ISM Dr. Phuntsog Angchuk, Medical Superintendent Dr Taran Singh, faculty and senior doctors were present on the occasion.
Medical Superintendent Dr Taran Singh briefe


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Fresh snowfall: Karnah road closes; opn to put through Keran, Machil, Gurez roads suspended

Srinagar, Mar 20: Traffic on Kupwara road to Karnah, a border town in north Kashmir, was once again suspended on Wednesday due to fresh snowfall after resuming on Monday.

Meanwhile, snow clearance operation was temporarily suspended due to fresh snowfall since Tuesday on roads connecting dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), which remained cut of


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Arrest of Nirav Modi done with eye on polls: Congress

New Delhi, Mar 20: Terming the arrest of fugitive businessman Nirav Modi as a move clearly aimed at the coming Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Wednesday said that it was the BJP-led NDA Government which allowed him to escape.

Talking to reporters here, senior Congress leader and leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "they (BJP) had only helped him flee the cou


Wednesday, March 20, 2019No ‘Holi’ celebrations at Raj Bhavan this Year: Governor

Jammu, March 20: A Raj Bhavan Spokesperson has informed that as a mark of respect towards the CRPF personnel who attained martyrdom in a suicide attack at Pulwama on 14th February 2019, Governor Satya Pal Malik has decided that there will be no official celebrations related to the ‘Holi’ festival at Raj Bhavan.

Governor has conveyed that he too would go without the Holi celebrations this year


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Curfew-like restrictions in SeK, Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 20: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed on Wednesday morning as a precautionary measure in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) Srinagar following a strike called by separatists against the death of a private school principal in police custody on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the government on Tuesday evening ordered a magisterial inquiry into the custodial death of Rizwan Asad Pandit.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Air Commodre A S Pathania takes over as new AOC of Jammu Air Force Station

Jammu, Mar 20: Air Commodore Ajay Singh Pathania on Wednesday took over the command of Air Force Station Jammu as the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) from Air Commodore SK Mishra.

On this occasion, an impressive ceremonial parade by the Air Warriors was held at Air Force Station Jammu.

Air Commodre A S Pathania was commissioned in the IAF in 1986.
An experienced Flying Instructor and a grad


Wednesday, March 20, 2019It's official now, NC, Congress to alliance in Lok Sabha Polls in J&K

Jammu, Mar 20: The National Conference and the Congress finally ink pact alliance for the Lok Sabha elections scheduled to begin from April 11.

The two parties alliance was announced by the National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah here on Wednesday while speaking to reporters after finalising it in a meeting with Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad and In-charge J&K Affairs Ambika S


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Rain, snow lash Jammu and Kashmir


Srinagar: A fresh spell of rainfall lashed the plains of Jammu and Kashmir while the higher reaches received moderate snowfall on Wednesday.

A local meteorological department has predicted the wet weather for next 24 hours all over the state. “We are expecting gradual improvement from tomorrow onwards,” an official said.

The plains witnessed an overnight rains while as higher reaches recei


Wednesday, March 20, 2019LS polls: NC-Cong likely to announce alliance soon

Jammu, Mar 20: The National Conference and the Congress are likely to announce their 'alliance' for the Lok Sabha polls, scheduled to be held in seven phases, starting from April 11.

As per sources, NC president Farooq Abdullah will meet Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and All India Congress Committee General Secretary Ambika Soni here on Wednesday, to take a final ca


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Mehbooba prays for peace on this Nauroz, Holi

Srinagar, March 20: Former Chief Minister and President People’s Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday felicitated people on the occasion of Nauroz and Holi.

In her message of felicitation, Mehbooba observed that the festivals of Nauroz and Holi have both religious as well as the cultural significance. Noting that this important day is also observed as world arbour day, she emphasized t


Wednesday, March 20, 2019CUJ teacher bags Rs 31 lakh project to raise consumer awareness in J&K

Jammu, March 20: For 31-year old Gowhar Rasool, a teacher in the School of Business Administration in Central University Jammu (CUJ), it is a dream project he has been conceptualizing for over two years now.

The Rs 31 lakh research project from the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, titled "Field Mapping and Capacity Building of Stakeholders for Consumer Welfare & Protection" is the the firs


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Protest shutdown hampers life in Valley

Srinagar, March 20: Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Wednesday following a shutdown called by separatists to protest against the death of a youth in police custody on Monday.

Rizwan Asad Pandit, 28, died in police custody in Srinagar, three days after he was arrested from south Kashmir's Awantipora town.

The custodial death of the youth, who worked as a teacher in a


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Undertrial flees from Sgr court

SRINAGAR: An undertrial overground worker of militants, accused in a militancy related case, managed to escape from police custody when he was brought to the district court complex here.

Police said Ishfaq Ahmad Rah was brought to a Srinagar court from a sub-jail in Mattan town of Anantnag district for judicial remand.

“Rah gave cops the slip while he was being presented before the court at


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Governor extends ‘Holi’ greetings

Jammu, March 20: Governor Satya Pal Malik has greeted people on ‘Holi’, a Spring festival of colours and witness to agricultural fields filled with crops promising a good harvest to the farmers.

In his message of felicitations, Governor observed that the celebration of festivals, a valuable part of our rich cultural heritage, strengthens the bonds of brotherhood and amity. He expressed the h


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Governor greets people on Nauroz

Jammu, March 20: Governor Satya Pal Malik has conveyed his greetings on the auspicious occasion of Nauroz, which is also observed as ‘World Arbour Day’.

In his message of felicitations, Governor has observed that this festival has important cultural and religious significance and appealed to one and all to join hands in planting trees for saving our rapidly deteriorating environment.



Wednesday, March 20, 2019Youth injured in Pak firing in Uri sector succumbs

Baramulla, Mar 20: A 32-year-old youth, who was critically injured in Pakistan firing at Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector on March 10, died in hospital on Wednesday, official sources said.

They said Reyaz Ahmad Khatana and three others were injured at Kamalkote, Uri when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing and shelling, targeting forward Indian posts and civi


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Things happening as per script, Balakot airstrikes are ‘election stunt’: Mehbooba

Jammu, Mar 19: Asserting that things are happening as per the script, former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti termed Balakot airstrikes as ‘election stunt’.

“Things are happening as per script and there will be a change only after election,” said Ms Mufti while speaking to a select media here this evening.

She added that genuine issues have been tak


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Train service suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 20: Train service was on Wednesday suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike in protest against the alleged custodial death of a principal of a local private school in Awantipora in Pulwama on Tuesday.

We have suspended all train runs in the Kashmir valley today after receiving an advisory from divisional administrat


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Fresh landslides block Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu, March 20: Fresh landslides in Ramban district on Wednesday blocked the Jammu-Srinagar highway, the traffic department said.

The fresh landslides and shooting stones in Panthal forced traffic on the highway to be stopped, traffic officials said.

"Clearance operation is going on. Travelers are advised not to undertake journey before contacting our control rooms in Jammu and Srinagar,"


Wednesday, March 20, 2019IUST suspends all semester exam for 2nd day

Srinagar, Mar 20: The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama has postponed all scheduled semester examination for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.

They said the examinations, which were scheduled to be held on Wednesday at the campus, were postponed. The examinations were postponed on Tuesday when guest lecturer of the Unive


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Drug peddler arrested in Srinagar outskirts

Srinagar, Mar 20 : The Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a drug peddler and recovered codeine phosphate at Nishat area of Dal Lake in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, a Police Spokesperson said here on Wednesday.
According to the Spokesperson, the accused was identified as Parveez Ahmad Dar, a resident of Later Masjid Safakadel.
''Police Station Nishat, seized 68 bottles of 100 ml code


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Kashmir highway closed; Leh, Mughal road remain shut

Srinagar, Mar 20 :Traffic on the national highway, the only road linking Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was suspended on Wednesday, due to fresh landslides and shootings, triggered by heavy rains during the night.
Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Leh national highway and the historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, remaine


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Increment only after students enrolled in Govt Schools, says Jammu CEO’s order

Jammu, Mar 19: Keeping in view the decreasing strength of students in the Government Schools, Chief Education Officer, Jammu Sat Pal Sharma on Tuesday issued an order directing the Zonal Education Officers, Headmasters and Principals to get more and more students enrolled in the schools to get their increments.
As per order issued here, said that as it is obvious in the present scenario that th


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Notification issued for 97 LS seats in Phase II

New Delhi, March 19: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notification for the second phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections, kicking off the process of filing of nominations for another 97 constituencies across 13 states and Union Territories.

Voting in the second phase will take place on April 18, said the notification, which comes a day after the poll panel notified the first


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Violence as man dies in police custody in Srinagar

Srinagar, March 19: A 28-year-old man belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district died in police custody in Srinagar, triggering a spontaneous shutdown and street clashes in Awantipora town.

As news reached Awantipora that Rizwan Asad Pandit, 28, a private school teacher, had died in police custody, clashes started between the security forces and stone-pelting youths.

All shops and o


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Drug peddler arrested, contraband recovered in Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 19: Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested a drug peddler and recovered huge quantity of contraband from him in the summer capital, Srinagar.

Official sources on Tuesday said that following specific information about transportation of drugs, a checkpoint was established at Dalal Mohalla, Maharaj Gunj in Srinagar on Monday.

“One person, identified as Jan Mohammed Wagay, was interce


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Indian Army holds health check up camp in Samba

Jammu, Mar 19: Indian Army's Sabre Brigade under Rising Star Corps, in close coordination with the Civil Administration of Samba and Jammu, on Tuesday organised a Medical, Dental and Veterinary Camp at Ratnuchak.

A large number of locals from the area including members of the Gujjar and Bakkarwal settlements availed the facilities.

The facility of doctors from Army and State Health Board in


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Country won’t forget Pulwama: NSA Ajit Doval

Gurugram, Mar 19: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Tuesday said that the country will never forget the Pulwama terror attack on the CRPF convoy and warned of more action against terrorists, conspirators and those who aid them.

Speaking at the 80th CRPF Anniversary Parade function as chief guest, he said, "The country has neither forgotten, nor will ever forget the Pulwama terror attack.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Pakistan continues firing unprovoked along LoC in Jammu, Rajouri, Poonch

Jammu, Mar 19: The Pakistani Army continued shelling forward posts along the Line of Control on the third consecutive day in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts of the state.

“There was continuous ceasefire violation as the Pakistani troops resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in Akhnoor sector in Jammu district on Tuesday,” as official here said.

He said that the Pakistan Army init


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Innocent men hauled for interrogation return home only in coffins now: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Mar 19: Expressing shock over the death of principal of a private school Rizwan Asad Pandit in alleged police custody, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti alleged that innocent men picked up from their homes for interrogation return home only in coffins now.

Lashing out at the Centre, Ms Mehbooba alleged that the Government of India’s (GoI’s) repressive approach is


Tuesday, March 19, 2019SF burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators at Awantipora

Srinagar, Mar 19: Security forces burst teargas shells and fired pellets to disperse demonstrators who were protesting at Awantipora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama against the death of a principal in alleged custody on Tuesday, official sources said.

Earlier, apprehending demonstrations, the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora suspended all semester examinatio


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Prez Kovind presents gallantry awards to armed forces

New Delhi, Mar 19: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred two Kirti Chakras and fifteen Shaurya Chakras to armed forces personnel at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here.

Two Kirti Chakras and two Shaurya Chakras were bestowed posthumously.

The President also conferred 13 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, two Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and 26 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals to senior officers of the Armed F


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Omar demands 'exemplary punishment' in J&K teacher's custodial death

Srinagar, Mar 19: National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday demanded a time-bound investigation into the custodial death of a school teacher in Jammu and Kashmir and exemplary punishment to those responsible for the death.

"I had hoped custodial deaths were a thing of our dark past. This is an unacceptable development & must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Woman jumps into river in Srinagar, rescued by passerby

Srinagar, Mar 19: Panic gripped the Safa Kadal area in the down town when a woman suddenly jumped into river Jehlum on Tuesday morning, official sources said.

They said a woman jumped into river Jehlum at Safa Kadal this morning allegedly to end her life.

However, some passerby immediately jumped into the river and rescued her.

She was later rushed to SMHS hospital, they said, adding t


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Private school principal, guest lecturer of IUST die in alleged custody

Srinagar, Mar 19: Principal of a private school Rizwan Asad Pandit, who was previously associated with Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) as guest lecturer, allegedly died in the custody of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police in the wee hours of Tuesday, official sources said.

Meanwhile, has also ordered a probe into the death of Rizwan, who was teaching


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Elderly crushed to death by train in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 19: A 60-year-old man was crushed to death by a train in Qazigund in south Kashmir on Tuesday, official sources said.

One Ghulam Nabi Bhat, a resident of Churat Qazigund, was run over by a train on Srinagar-Banihal track at Qazigund.

A case has been registered in this regard and investigation launched.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Moulvi Amin arrested in Pulwama

Srinagar, Mar 19: Moulvi Mohammad Amin was arrested in the wee hours of Tuesday in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said this morning.

They said police assisted by security forces raided the house of Moulvi Amin at Washbugh in Pulwama and arrested him.

Moulvi Amin is Khateeb (Imam) of Khankhahi Mir Sahib, Pulwama. However, no reason was given for his arrest, sources said


Tuesday, March 19, 2019IUST postpone all semester examination on Tuesday

Srinagar, Mar 19: The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, has postponed all scheduled semester examination on Tuesday, officials here said.

They said new dates will be announced later. However, no reason was given for postponing the examination.

Meanwhile, students who were ready to appear for the examinations were taken by s


Tuesday, March 19, 2019J&K politicians indulge in 'freestyle wresting' (

Srinagar: Political temperatures have steadily risen in Jammu and Kashmir and rival parties are now engaged in a no-holds-barred battle to score brownie points against one another to win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah, while addressing a party gathering in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday, said: "I fee


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, March 19: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said on Tuesday.

"The Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Rajouri's Sunderbani sector and Jammu's Akhnoor sector on Monday night," Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told the media.


Monday, March 18, 2019Over 1.77 Lakh specially-abled deprived of voting rights in J&K

JAMMU: Forget about taking measures to make the road to polling booths accessible for the specially-abled, if reports are to be believed, around 1.77 lakh specially-abled in the state won't even get to excercise their franchise in the upcoming general elections, despite the tall claims of the government to ensure maximum participation.

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, it seems, has adopted causal approach towards the specially-abled persons. The commission’s special summary revision of 2019, claims 29,305 Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) flagged on ERO Net.

As p


Monday, March 18, 2019Police solves theft case in Budgam, 3 arrested, stolen property recovered

March 18: Budgam police solved a theft case and recovered the stolen property in Magam area of the district.

During the intervening night of 19/20-01-2019, burglars broke open the lock of one shop at Magam Town and stole some items from the shop.

Consequently, a case FIR No. 06/2019 under relevant sections of law was lodged in Police Station Magam and investigation was set into motion.



Monday, March 18, 2019Advisor Sharma expresses grief over demise of Manohar Parrikar

JAMMU, MARCH 18: Advisor Governor KK Sharma has expressed grief over demise of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, who passed away yesterday after a prolonged illness.

While recalling his association and paying rich tributes to Shri Parrikar, the Advisor described him an astute legislator who would vociferously project public issues. “He was a widely respected public figure and an


Monday, March 18, 2019JKP Ramban organises Career Counselling cum Anti Drugs programme

RAMBAN, Mar 18: Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) Ramban organised a career counselling and anti-drugs programme at Government Higher Secondary School,Gool.The programme was attended by Principal,staff of the school and large number of students.

The programe was cundcted by SDPO,Gool Mohd Rafi Giri under the supervision of Adl.SP Sanjay Parihar and overall supervision of Senior Superintenden


Monday, March 18, 20191 jawan killed, 4 injured as Pak violates ceasefire for 2nd day, shells LoC in Rajouri

Jammu, Mar 18: An Army jawan was killed and four others were injured when the Pakistan army violated ceasefire for a second day Monday, resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.

The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked firing about 05:30 hours targeting the LoC area in the Sunderbani Sector with mortar bombs and small ar


Monday, March 18, 2019DC Ganderbal reviews action plan for NDD

GANDERBAL, MARCH 18: Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today convened a meeting of District Health Department to review the action plan and preparations for National Deworming Day to be held on March 20.
CMO Ganderbal, Dr. R.D Kasana briefed the DC about the action plan scheduled for deworming campaign. He said that the total population of 1.62 lakh children betwe


Monday, March 18, 2019Snow clearance begins on Mughal Road

Srinagar, March 18: A major operation to clear the snowbound 84-km Mughal Road has been initiated in south Kashmir’s Shopian district and is likely to continue over the next 20 days, following which the road will be reopened to traffic.

The snow-clearance operation was launched on Saturday and will involve dozens of workers of the roads and buildings department’s mechanical division, a governm


Monday, March 18, 2019CASO in Pulwama called off, several injured in clashes

Srinagar, Mar 18: Security forces called off Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) launched on Monday morning in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where clashes erupted and internet mobile service was suspended as a precautionary measure.

Official sources said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint CASO in village Dr


Monday, March 18, 2019Despite improvement in weather, only one-way traffic continues on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Mar 18: Despite major improvement in the weather conditions, only one-way traffic continued on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, due to very bad road conditions.

Meanwhile, snow clearance operations are being carried out on a war-footing to resort traffic on historic 86-km-long Mughal road and Srinagar-Leh National Highway, whic


Monday, March 18, 2019Officers backing early Assembly polls harassed: Omar

Srinagar, March 18: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah alleged on Monday that officers of Jammu and Kashmir favouring early Assembly elections were being harassed by a lobby of senior officers who oppose such a move.

"I'm shocked to hear how officers who have supported early Assembly elections are being browbeaten and threatened using their performance appraisals against them to get them to t


Monday, March 18, 2019Senior APHC Leader accuses Shah Faesal of copying his party name

Srinagar, Mar 18: The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) has strongly objected to the launching of a new political outfit under the identical name and style by the former bureaucrat Shah Faisal and urged him to make a modification in the name of his party which he launched on Sunday.

In a statement, senior APHC leader and chairman of the JKPM Mir Shahid Saleem said that a political out


Monday, March 18, 2019Parents seek help as Teenage boy goes MISSING from Sopore

Srinagar: A teenage boy from Hathlangoo village of north Kashmir’s Sopore town has gone missing after he left his home to attend tuition.

Danish Bashir Khan,13, son of Bashir Ahmad Khan left home on Sunday morning to attend tution in Sopore, according to family.

“He told us not to worry and he will come back. But he did not return,” a family member said.

The family has submitted a missin


Monday, March 18, 2019Masood Azhar travelled to UK, to collect funds for Kashmiri militants: Report

Srinagar: Terror mastermind Masood Azhar had undertaken a month-long sojourn to England to collect funds for militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir and received Rs 15 lakh (Pakistani currency), though he got a “very poor” response while travelling to Sharjah and Saudi Arabia before arriving in India in 1994.

Azhar, the founder of Jaish-e-Mohammad, responsible for a series of terror strikes


Monday, March 18, 2019Dachigam forest blaze brought under control

Srinagar, Mar 18: Fire in the Dachigam forest in the outskirts of Srinagar was brought under control in the wee hours of Monday after nearly ten hours of struggle, Fire and Emergency department officials said.

The fire has been brought under control and all fire tenders rushed from different parts of the city to forest area returned at 0130 in the wee hours, they told TNN this morning.



Monday, March 18, 2019Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC in Rajouri

Jammu, March 18: An Indian soldier was killed on Monday in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, defence sources said.

He was killed during a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army in the Sunderbani sector.

"A soldier was killed and four others injured when Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation around 5.30 a.m. today. The Indian


Monday, March 18, 2019Ex.Cabinet Minister Sham Lal Sharma releases kailakh Sandesh Panchang calendar

JAMMU: Shri kailakh jyotish Avim Vedic Sansthan trust organized a program at Purkhoo, Domana program will be started with the tribute given to the soldiers who lost their lives for the country.

On occasion Ex.Cabinet Minister Sham Lal Sharma, the Chief guest in this function and guest of honor Shri Amar Nath Shrine board member Dr. C M Seth(IFS Retd.).

Sham Lal sharma and other dignitarie


Monday, March 18, 2019SF launch CASO in Pulwama, clashes erupt

Srinagar, Mar 18: Security forces on Monday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where clashes erupted and internet mobile service was suspended as a precautionary measure.

Official sources said troops of Rashitriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint CASO in village Drabgam and Pulwama


Monday, March 18, 2019No Karvan-e-Aman bus to POK for third week

Srinagar, Mar 18 :The Karvan-e-Aman bus which operates between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), will remain suspended for the third consecutive week, official sources said here on Monday.
The repair work still continued on a bridge at Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the Line of Control (LoC), sources told TNN adding, therefore, it w