Politics

Saturday, February 23, 2019Amit Shah will visit Jammu on 24 February

Jammu, Feb 23: Amit Shah, the national president of the BJP will visit Jammu on 24 February his one day tour to J&k.

He will pay homage to martyrs in Shri G. J. “Tribute House” at 10:30 am in Bhagwati Nagar, near Fourth Bridge, exactly ten days after the Pulwama attack.

The BJP national president will give boost to party’s organizational activities in Jammu and will also address a big ral

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019Over 6000 Rohingyas settled in Jammu, official survey confirms

CID completes biometrics, personal details capturing exercise

JAMMU: There are over 6000 Rohingyas immigrants putting up at various places in Jammu district, an official survey conducted on the directions of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has confirmed, even as many of them under fear psychosis of their forcible deportation to Rakhine in Myanmar, had allegedly left the Jammu region for Hyderabad and other unknown places.

The details emerged as the Sp

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019Jammu Police releases photos of unidentified persons who raised anti-national slogans

Jammu, Feb 21: Jammu police on Thursday released pictures of three unidentified men who raised anti-national slogans here on February 11 that triggered outrage in the region following the incident.

A police spokesman here said that three unidentified men who raised anti-national slogans, their pictures have released.

He said, "they have been traced but the whereabouts are being ascertained,

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019BJP scared of Assembly Polls in J&K: Panthers Party

Jammu, Feb 21: Pointing towards the reports that MHA and J&K Administration are opposed to holding of simultaneous LS and Assembly Polls in J&K citing security reasons, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party on Thursday alleged that it was yet another frivolous excuse to avoid the state elections for vested political reasons.

“Having failed to deliver during its 3.5 years rule in the state,

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019Amit Shah in Jammu on Sunday

JAMMU: BJP president Amit Shah will be in Jammu this Sunday to address a convention of the party’s booth-level workers ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a party spokesperson said.

All arrangements for the ‘Panna Pramukh Sammelan’ have been finalised at a meeting chaired by general secretary (organisation) Ashok Kaul at the party headquarters here, the spokesperson said.

He said Kau

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019IAS babu Farooq Shah resigns to join politics

JAMMU: Senior IAS officer Farooq Ahmad Shah has resigned from service in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said, amid reports that he is likely to join the National Conference ahead of the Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections.

Shah, a 2004-batch IAS officer, who was presently posted as Secretary Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and flood control with additional charge of administrative secre

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019Former Chief Secretary B R Kundal Joins NC

SRINAGAR: Former chief secretary, B R Kundal, on Wednesday joined the National Conference at Jammu.

Kundal joined National Conference in presence of NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah. NC Provincial President Jammu Devender Singh Rana and other senior leaders were also present on the occasion.

Taking to social networking site Twitter JKNC wrote: “Former state Chief Secretary, Mr. B R Kundal IA

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019SC to consider plea for urgent hearing

PIL against Art 370

NEW DELHI: In a move that may not go well with an already livid Kashmir politicians and separatists, the Supreme Court on Monday said that it would look into the plea seeking urgent hearing of a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits Parliament’s power to make laws for the state.

The plea may c

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019MHA briefs EC about situation on holding simultaneous polls

J&K Elections

JAMMU: A high-level team of the Ministry of Home Affairs, led by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, on Monday briefed the Election Commission of India (ECI) about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

The meeting was held to help the ECI in taking a decision on holding Lok Sabha elections as well as the assembly p

 

Monday, February 18, 2019Akali Dal stalwart Parkash Singh Badal urges Rahul to initiate action against Sidhu

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Feb 18 : Shiramani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday pressed for expulsion of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from the Congress party and also from the state cabinet.
SAD stalwart and former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal told reporters that while the stance taken by Congress president Rahul Gandhi to back the NDA regime at this juncture was 'appreciable', "my request is he

 

Monday, February 18, 2019Pulwama encounter: AAP pays homage to 4 Army personnel martyred

New Delhi, Feb 18: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) condoled to Army Major and three soldiers who were martyred in a fierce encounter, which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Monday.
'Two top Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were killed in the encounter,' official sources said.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the AAP said,'Today we lost

 

Monday, February 18, 2019 Pakistan calls back high commissioner in India ‘for consultations’

New Delhi Feb 18: Pakistan on Monday called back its high commissioner in India Sohail Mahmood “for consultations”, Dawn News reported.
"He left New Delhi this morning," said Dr Mohammad Faisal, the spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a tweet.
Following the militant attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district last week, tensions between India and Pakistan are once again running

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019CRPF pleads people to refrain from posting fake news & pictures

New Delhi, Feb 17: Central Reserve Police Force said on Sunday that people should refrain from posting ''fake pictures of body parts of martyrs to invoke hatred'' and said fake news about harassment of students from Kashmir is being propagated by various miscreants on social media.
In an advisory, India's largest Central Armed Police Forces said, ''It has been noticed that on social media some m

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Guwahati teacher suspended over Facebook post on Pulwama attack

Guwahati, Feb 17: A college teacher was suspended here for a Facebook post over the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers.

In her post on Thursday, Papri Banerjee, who works as an Assistant Professor of the English department at the city's Icon Academy Junior College, condemned the terrorist attack but also blamed the Indian Army f

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Situation still tense around educational institutes in Dehradun

Dehradun, Feb 17: In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Uttarakhand Police are having to tackle rumour mongering and alleged offensive posts on social media, even as the situation remained tense on Sunday in and around the educational institutes where some Kashmiri students are studying.
According to police sources, dozens of Kashmiri students have left for their homes since Friday

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Amit Shah calls Pulwama attack "cowardice", says martyrs' sacrifice will not go in vain

Guwahati, Feb 17: BJP president Amit Shah has termed the Pulwama attack "cowardice" and said that the sacrifice of the martyrs will not go in vain as there is a BJP government and not a Congress one at the Centre.

Shah was addressing a BJP youth rally in Lakhimpur district of Assam on Sunday.

"By killing our soldiers, if you think you have won the battle, then you're wrong. Be it in the No

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Priyanka interacts with martyrs' families in UP: assures all help by Cong

Lucknow, Feb 17: Congress general secretary ( Uttar Pradesh east) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has talked to the family members of the martyrs of the Pulwama attack and assured all help to them by the party.
Priyanka talked to the family members of the martyrs Ajit of Unnao and Awadhesh Kumar Yadav of Chandauli on late Saturday night.
The AICC general secretary has talked to the families of all the 12

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Same fire in my heart as billowing out from yours, PM tells countrymen on Pulwama

Barauni, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured the countrymen of giving befitting reply to Pulwama terror attack, martyring 49 jawans of CRPF, saying there was the same fire in his heart as was billowing out from the hearts of people over the incident.
Mr Modi, while addressing a function here organised to mark the laying of foundation stones and also launching of various projects w

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Aurangabad youth urges PM to let him 'avenge' CRPF attack

Aurangabad, Feb 17: In the wake of Pulwama attack, which martyred 49CRPF personnel on February 14, a-36-year-old youth from Aurangabad has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give him the opportunity to fight with military jawans against 'enemy country' Pakistan, which was 'helping' the terrorist groups.
The youth, identified as Ganesh Kisanrao Pawar, hailing from Chikalthana area, had on Sat

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Sushma Swaraj discusses issues of mutual interest with Bulgarian counterpart

New Delhi/ (Bulgaria), Feb 17: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Bulgarian counterpart and Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva on Saturday and the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral issues including the economy, agriculture and health.
"Preparing the ground for expanding the relationship. EAM Sushma Swaraj held a constructive meeting with Deputy Prime Mini

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019J&K announces Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia for martyr Naseer Ahmad's family

Srinagar, Feb 17: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday announced solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the next of the kin of CRPF Head Constable, Naseer Ahmed of district Rajouri, an official spokesman said this afternoon.
Naseer Ahmad was martyred in Pulwama when a CRPF convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber in which 49 CRPF personnel were martyred.
The Governor prayed for eternal peace

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Pulwama Attack: Karnataka Police file FIR against 3 Engineering Students hailing from Kashmir

Bengaluru, Feb 17: Surya City Police in Bengaluru Rural District has filed FIR against three Engineer students arrested for defending suicide bomber attack on a CRPF Bus at Pulwama in Srinagar-Kashmir in which more than 49 CRPF soldiers were killed and scores of others injured recently.
The students, in retaliation to a message on facebook by a Student in Kashmir against the attack, had celebrat

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Three Rohingya Muslims detained in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 17: Three Rohingya Muslims were detained by the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Lumding town in Central Assam's Hojai district on Sunday morning.

Superintendent of Railway Police Hemanta Das said: "They were detained after locals spotted them and intimated the police.

"Our sleuths wanted to see their documents but they failed to produce any visa or valid travel document."

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019President of Argentina Macri arrives India on a three-day state visit

New Delhi, Feb 17: President of Argentina Mauricio Macri arrived here on a three-day state visit to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Bienvenido Senor Presidente. President of Argentina Mauricio Macri arrived in Delhi on a 3-day State Visit, accompanied by First Lady & a high-level delegation. India and Argentina are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment o

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019PM arrives Patna Airport on a day visit to Bihar

Patna, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived by a special IAF aircraft at Jai Prakash Narain International Airport here today on a day-long visit to Bihar to lay foundation stones and also launch projects worth Rs 33,000 crore relating to Metro Rail, Fertiliser and Gas pipeline.
Mr Modi was welcomed at the airport by Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy Sus

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani's Reliance Foundation offers to rehabilitate Pulwama victims' kin

Reliance Foundation further said its hospital is ready to provide treatment to the injured jawans. As many as 40 CRPF jawans were Martyred in the terror attack in Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14.
New Delhi /17/Feb:: Reliance Foundation Saturday said it is ready to assume full responsibility for the education and livelihood of the families of the CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama t

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Bandipur National Park beefed up control forest fire during the summer

Chamarajanagara, Karnataka, Feb 17: The Forest Department has taken up precautionary measure with firefighting capabilities to combat forest fires that tend to ravage large swathes of Bandipur national park forest during summer every year.
Apart from completing the burning of the fire lines and deploying additional staff roped in from local tribal communities, the authorities have equipped thems

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019leave for Jammu after remaining stranded for about 2 weeks

Srinagar, Feb 17: Over 4,500 vehicles, stranded for about two weeks on this side of the Jawahar tunnel, was allowed to leave for Jammu on Sunday morning as only one-way traffic will continue to ply on the National Highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.
No vehicles, including security force convoy, would be allowed from the opposite direction, official sources said this

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019CRPF ready to help Kashmiris outside despite losing 49 jawans in JeM attack

Srinagar, Feb 17 : The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has set up 'CRPF Madadgaar' 24X7 helpline for speedy assistance to Kashmiri students, businessmen and others, in case they face any difficulties or harassment outside the valley, following protests in different parts of the country against the fidayeen attack in Pulwama, in which 49 personnel were martyred on Thursday.
Jammu and Kashmir

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Security for separatist leaders - Shabir Shah, Abdul Ghani Bhat, 3 others to be withdrawn

New Delhi/Srinagar, Feb 17: In a major decision and taking a pro-active step against 'separatist' leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to withdraw "all security and government facilities" to five such leaders.
Top sources in the Jammu and Kashmir government told TNN that the five leaders are Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir Shah.

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Mobile internet blocked in Srinagar, other parts of Valley

Srinagar, Feb 17 : Mobile internet of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has been blocked in the Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of rumours.
However, BSNL Broadband and point-to-point internet service of private companies were functioning though with low speed.
The suspension of mobile inter

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019Home Ministry, J&K Guv keeping eyes on security situation of students in various states

New Delhi, Feb 17: Hours after National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought adequate steps for protection of students and others from the state in various of the country, the centre has reviewed the situation.
According to government sources, the state Governor Satya Pal Malik was briefed about the steps being taken in various states including in Dehr