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Saturday, June 8, 2019Doctor-patient video goes viral in J&K, four booked

Jammu, June 8: Four doctors have been booked for allegedly filming a female patient while she came in for a medical examination and releasing the video on social media in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, the police said on Saturday.

The matter came to fore when the girl lodged a complaint stating that a video had become viral on social media platforms which was filmed a long time ago when


Wednesday, October 16, 2019Pakistan summons Indian envoy over 'ceasefire violations'

Islamabad, Oct 16: Pakistan summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to protest over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) that killed three civilians.

The Foreign Office said that Director-General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal summoned Ahluwalia and condemned the ceasefire violations by the Indian troops in Nezapir Sector of t


Sunday, August 11, 2019Life in Kashmir after Article 370 revoked

Srinagar, Aug 11: It is a sombre day on the picturesque Dal Lake in Srinagar. There are no tourists and there is no business. The shikaras are all empty and parked along the edges of the lake. Life has suddenly come to a standstill.

Mohammad Younis, 47, lives by the Dal Lake. He has grown up watching Bollywood film shootings in Kashmir.

Today he returned to the lake with his seven and eig


Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Girl murdered at Bahu Plaza

JAMMU: A 20-years old girl was allegedly murder at Bahu Plaza area of district Jammu.
The deceased identified as Sheetal wife of Tota Ram resident of Balmiki Colony, Nanak Nagar.
As per reports, the dead body of Girl was found near Gold gym in Bahu Plaza Jammu. “The dead body was shifted to Government Medical College & Hospital Jammu for autopsy,” an official said. He added th


Monday, September 23, 2019Centre indicates troops’ longer haul in Valley, sanctions shelters insulated with PUF for winters

SRINAGAR: Ahead of winters, the Centre has sanctioned setting up of over 40 pre-fabricated huts for paramilitary forces in the Kashmir valley, besides improving infrastructure in existing private house and hotels to keep its troops comfortable during the snow period.
The move, which is indicative of a longer haul for paramilitary forces in the Valley, is likely to be implemented in the next few


Friday, August 30, 2019Security beefed up in Ayodhya

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 30: Security is being further beefed up in Ayodhya following intelligence inputs of a possible terror attack.

According to sources, the office of the Director-General of Police (DGP) has asked the Additional Director Generals (ADG) of Bareilly, Kanpur and Prayagraj zones to identify 100 constables each who are 'competent, incorrupt and have a clean image'.



Monday, October 14, 2019Governor participates in Passing-out Parade of JKP at Kathua

Urges new recruits to serve the society with sincerity, dedication: JKP committed for the welfare of people: DGP

KATHUA, OCTOBER 14- Governor Satya Pal Malik today participated in the Passing-out and Attestation Parade of 26th BRTC Batch-2019 of the newly recruited constables of the Jammu & Kashmir Police that was held at S. Prithinandan Singh Police Training School (PTS) at Kathua as chief guest.
DGP J&K Dilbag Singh, ADGP HQ. Abdul Gani Mir, ADGP Co-ordination A K Choudhary, Director SSG Surinder Kum


Saturday, September 21, 2019Mass production of 'Bhabha Kavach' held up due to pending test

New Delhi, Sep 21: Bulk production of the 'Bhabha Kavach', India's indigenously developed bullet-proof jacket is yet to kick-start because of an additional bullet-speed test that is pending with its maker. The test will ensure that the jacket complies with the specifications of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

The jacket's maker, Kanpur-based state-owned Ordnance Equipment Factory (OEF),


Saturday, April 6, 2019Tribal girl among 8 make it to civil services, none from Valley

JAMMU: Rehana Bashir, resident of a remote village in Poonch has become the first Gujjar woman to qualify the prestigious Civil Services Examination-2018, the final results of which were declared Friday night by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Besides Rehana (AIR 187), at least seven more persons have made it to the coveted services and they include Abhishek Augustya (AIR 268), Sun


Friday, July 12, 2019Forest Deptt continues plantation drive under 'Green J&K' initiative

JAMMU, JULY 12: The Department of Forests continued with its plantation drive at Jammu, Udhampur, Samba and Rajouri districts under 'Green J&K' initiative of Governor's administration.
Around 9 lakh saplings would be planted in the Jammu Region under the initiative.
In Jammu district, the plantation drive was conducted at SOS Home Narwal by DFO Urban Forestry Jammu, where Management Committee


Wednesday, September 4, 2019Army to commission 1st batch of women soldiers in 2021

New Delhi, Sep 4: The first batch of 100 women soldiers in the Army is likely to be commissioned by March 2021, Army sources said on Wednesday. They said the commissioning will take place after the first batch completes its training, which will commence in December this year.

The women soldiers will be commissioned into the Corps of Military Police of the Indian Army.

"The training period -


Monday, April 29, 2019Train service suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar: Train service was suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where polling is being held on Monday in Kulgam district in the second of three-phased election in the Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency (PC).

"Train service was suspended today as a precautionary measure following apprehension of violence when polling was being held in Kulgam district, " official sources said.


Monday, September 9, 2019Army to conduct 'startup weekend' for J&K youth

Jammu: To foster the spirit of entrepreneurship in the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army is conducting a three-day "startup weekend" at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Reasi district from September 20, an official said.

The workshop to come up with ideas for the next generation is being conducted by Army's Counter Insurgency Force (Uniform) under the aegis of White Knight Corps in asso


Thursday, April 25, 2019CRPF jawan booked for raping woman at gun point

JAMMU: The Bagh-e Bahu police today booked a CRPF jawan for committing rape on a woman at gun point.

Police identified accused person as Naresh Kumar Sharma of Bagh-e Bahu, presently posted at New Delhi. Police booked him under section 376,3/25 Arms Act.

Police said that the case was lodged after a woman, who happens to be his next door neighbor, lodged complaint against him alleging there


Sunday, April 21, 2019IAF recommends Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for Vir Chakra

NEW DELHI, Apr 21: The IAF has recommended Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for a top wartime gallantry award, while also transferring him out of the Srinagar to another base on the western front till he is found medically fit to fly again.

Defence sources said Varthaman, who shot down an F-16 before his MiG-21 was also downed during the aerial skirmish with Pakistan Air Force on February


Thursday, July 25, 2019Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019:7,021 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR, JULY 25: On the 25th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 7,021 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 3,08,839 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.


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


Tuesday, March 26, 2019Jitendra Singh to face direct contest with Dogra Maharaja's grandson in Udhampur LS seat

Kathua (J&K), Mar 26: Union minister Jitendra Singh will have a direct contest with Congress candidate Vikramaditya Singh, the grandson of erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh, on the Udhampur-Doda parliamentary seat.

Jitendra Singh, who is banking on his development report card, has challenged the previous governments to compare their six-and-half decades long work with his government's performance


Wednesday, May 8, 2019Bahu Plaza Murder Case: Police arrested accused husband

Jammu: In a quick action to murder last night, the police has arrested the husband of the lady who killed his wife late last night due to some family dispute.

Speaking to SP South Jammu, Vinay Sharma, he informed media that the accused has been arrested late last night.

A body of 20 year married woman was recovered yesterday at Bahu Plaza Jammu near Gold Gym around 9:30 PM as per reports.


Sunday, August 18, 2019Bravehearts script history for J&K Police; bring 3 Shourya Chakras

SRINAGAR: Braving challenges with courage and fortitude, Jammu and Kashmir Police has scripted yet another saga of valour by bagging three Shourya Chakars, first time in its odyssey of service to nation.
The acknowledgement of valour and bravery came this Independence Day with force also getting one President’s Police Medal for gallantry, 60 Police Medals for gallantry besides 15 President’s Med


Sunday, May 26, 2019No 'Bigg Boss' for Jwala Gutta

Hyderabad, May 26 : Former Indian badminton player Jwala Gutta has denied rumours that she may be seen as a participant in the third season of the Telugu version of the controversial reality TV show "Bigg Boss".

"No 'Bigg Boss' for me... All false rumours," Gutta tweeted in context to reports that she has been approached for the show, which may be hosted by Nagarjuna.

After finding her feet


Tuesday, September 10, 20193-member panel to divide assets, liabilities to 2 UTs

JAMMU: In the run-up to bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Monday constituted a three-member committee to look into distribution of assets and liabilities of State between two successor Union territories—of Jammu and Kashmir and of Ladakh, which will come into existence on October 31.

While former defence secretary Sanjay Mitra will be the chairman of the committee, retired IAS of


Sunday, September 8, 2019Kashmiri Pandits slam 'biased' media coverage on Kashmir

New Delhi: An overseas Kashmiri Pandit body held a protest outside the office of the Washington Post newspaper in the US capital over its "biased" and one-sided articles following the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) organised a protest march outside Washington Post offices where several hundred Kashmiri Pandits demonstrated pea


Monday, September 16, 2019CI-Ops hit post 370; two dozen ultras threatening shopkeepers in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Nearly two dozen terrorists are present in the city and its periphery and even openly threatening shopkeepers in some areas, raising serious concern in the security establishment, even as the counter-militancy operations have taken a severe hit ever since August 5 when the government announced its decisions on Jammu and Kashmir.
However, security forces are taking all precautions to en


Friday, September 13, 2019US senators urge Trump to help end Kashmir restrictions

Washington, Sep 13: A group of US senators have urged President Donald Trump to help ease the ongoing "clampdown in occupied Kashmir by the Indian armed forces".

Senators Chris Van Hollen, Ben Cardin, Lindsey Graham and Todd Young in a letter addressed to Trump on Thursday pressed him to immediately act to stop "the humanitarian crisis in the Valley", say media reports.

They urged the US P


Sunday, September 1, 2019 Nationalism will trump caste arithmetic in Haryana polls, Art 370 issue deciding factor: Khattar

Sampla (Rohtak), Sep 1: The overwhelming support for the abrogation of Article 370 has broken all caste barriers in Haryana and the BJP's popularity has soared across all sections ahead of the assembly election, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said.

Nationalism runs in the veins of the people of Haryana as youngsters from every village of the state serve in defence forces and this spiri


Monday, July 22, 2019Moonshot 2: India's 'Bahubali' rocket lifts off with Chandrayaan-2

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), July 22: India moved towards its second tryst with the moon with ISRO's heavy lift rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) - carrying the 3,850 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, blasting off from the Sriharikota spaceport on Monday afternoon.

At exactly 2.43 p.m., the Rs 375 crore GSLV-Mk III rocket began its ascent into space from


Saturday, September 21, 2019How Chinmayanand built a huge empire

Shahjahanpur, Sep 21 (IANS) Starting with the Ram Mandir movement, Swami Chinmayanand, who is finally behind bars, went on to become the Minister of State for Home Affairs in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and gradually built a huge empire.

An aide of Chinamayanand said that Chinmayanand comes from Tyorasi Ramaipur in Paraspur area of Gonda district. His childhood name was Krishnapal. Whi


Wednesday, October 9, 2019Some UN personnel able to operate in Kashmir: Spokesperson

United Nations: Some UN agency personnel are able to operate in Kashmir, where Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned about the situation, his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said.

Replying to a reporter's question, he said: "We are obviously concerned and continue to be concerned about the situation in Kashmir. My understanding is that some of our UN agency collegaues in India are abl


Thursday, September 26, 2019PM holds bilateral meetings with New Zealand PM, Estonian President

New York, Sep 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on the sidelines of UNGA meetings here.

Prime Minister Modi and New Zealand counterpart on Wednesday reviewed the state of bilateral relations and discussed steps to intensify political, economic, defence, security and people to people relations.

They also di