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Monday, May 21, 2018Dooru Police hosts Iftar party

Srinagar, May 21: Yesterday Station House Officer Police Station Dooru and other ranks of police station Dooru organized an Iftar party for the local residents of Dooru area. Iftar party was hosted at Police Station Dooru and was attended by many local residents.

It is for the first time that this kind of initiative has been taken by Anantnag Police in Dooru area to build confidence and give a


Monday, May 21, 2018Register FIR against person using abusive language against CM, spreading rumours: Omar

Srinagar May 21: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Monday demanded the registration of FIR against a person for using abusive language against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

He also demanded legal action against a person for spreading rumours on social media site Twitter that five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a militant attack at Pampore in


Monday, May 21, 2018Unlike Modi, Rajiv Gandhi very tall leader: Antony

Thiruvananthapuram, May 21: Rajiv Gandhi was a very tall leader unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress agenda is to see that Modi is ousted from power since he has butchered the sanctity of democracy, senior Congress leader A.K. Antony said on Monday.

"Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister sacrificed Congress governments in then troubled Punjab, Assam, and Mizoram to ensure that peace r


Monday, May 21, 2018Ex. J&K Minister Sham Lal Sharma quits as VP of PCC

Jammu: A day after Choudhary Lal Singh's historic rally at Hiranagar, another Dogra political stalwart Sham Lal Sharma quits as Senior Vice president of Pradesh Congress Committee, charges party leadership with ignoring Jammu's issues.

As per reports, Sham Lal Sharma has submitted his resignation to Congress president from the post.

Sources in Congress said that in his written resignation S


Monday, May 21, 2018Patwaris and Girdawars Pen down strike enter in 8th day

SAMBA: State- wide strike call given by AJKPA Stat e body all Girdawars and Patwari of District Samba today sit on Dharna at D.C office Complex Nandani Hills Samba here today.

According to the report, a large number of Patwaris and Girdawrs sit on dharna in Dc office complex Nandni hills samba and the pen down strike enter in 8th day. They are demanding the Grade Pay of Graduate of Patwaris ti


Monday, May 21, 2018J&K: KU, IUST postpone exams, suspend classes

Srinagar, May 21: TheKashmir University (KU) and Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) have suspended classes and postponed all examinations scheduled for Monday as a precautionary measure.

According to a KU spokesman, fresh dates will be announced later.

Similarly, the IUST, Awantipora has also postponed all examinations. Classes have also been suspended in the university.


Monday, May 21, 2018India takes seriously any comment from Pak on peace with India: Sitharaman

New Delhi, May 21: Any comment from Islamabad calling for peace between the two countries will be taken seriously by India, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here today in the backdrop of the Pakistan Army chief favouring talks to resolve lingering disputes.

The minister also said the armed forces will "fully honour" the government's decision not to launch any operations in Jammu and Ka


Monday, May 21, 2018Strike cripples life in Kashmir on death anniversaries of Mirwaiz, Lone

Srinagar, May 21: Life was on Monday crippled in the Kashmir valley due to strike called by separatists on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, who fell to the bullets of unidentified gunmen on this day in 1990 and 2002 respectively.

The authorities have suspended train service on Monday in the Kashmir valley and also imposed restrictions in the areas


Monday, May 21, 2018Woman, among three injured as Pakistan fires unprovoked on IB in Jammu

Jammu, May 21: A day after calling BSF officials for ceasefire, Pakistan, on Monday morning, yet again violated the truce agreement and fired unprovoked along international border in Arnia sub sector of Jammu injuring three civilians, including a woman.

"Pakistani troops started mortar firing in the general area of Arnia at around 0700 hrs," a BSF official here said.

He said that they targe


Monday, May 21, 2018Toll in UP hooch tragedy rises to 13

Lucknow, May 21: The death toll in last weeks hooch tragedy in Kanpur rural rose to 13 on Monday, as eight more persons died after consuming spurious liquor, police said.

Five persons had died on Saturday and two more died in a Kanpur medical facility, while five persons died in Sachendi on Sunday. Of 25 persons being treated at various places, two are said to be "extremely critical".



Monday, May 21, 2018Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Eidgah march

Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Monday to prevent a separatist called march. Police in riot gear has been deployed and all exams for the day has been postponed.

Separatists have called the march to Eidgah grounds here in Jammu and Kashmir to commemorate the death anniversaries of late Mirwaiz Maulana Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.


Monday, May 21, 2018Pak yet again violates ceasefire on IB in Jammu

Jammu, May 21: A day after calling BSF officials for ceasefire, Pakistan yet again violated the truce agreement and fired unprovoked along international border in Arnia sub sector of Jammu.

Pakistani troops last night also fired unprovoked and shelled forward villages.

"Pakistani troops on Monday morning at around 0700 hrs started mortar firing in the general area of Arnia," BSF official he


Monday, May 21, 2018Train service suspended again as precautionary measure in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 21: Train service was again suspended on Monday as a precautionary measure in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike and “Eidgah Chalo” on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.

Train runs were resumed only yesterday after remaining suspended for security reasons in the valley, where separatists had called for


Monday, May 21, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for PoK

Srinagar, May 21: Despite tense situation due to strike called by separatists, the weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus on Monday left here for Aman Post, the last Indian military post on this side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector to cross over to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), official sources said.

The bus left Bemina in Srinagar with two PoK returnees, including a woman, this morning, sourc


Monday, May 21, 201811 dead as bus crashes into stationary truck in MP

Guna, MP, May 21: At least 11 people were killed and 20 others injured, when a bus rammed into a stationary truck here, on Monday morning.

According to police, the incident took place when the bus en route to Ahmedabad from Uttar Pradesh's Banda district smashed into a truck parked on the roadside on the Agra-Mumbai highway.

While eight passengers died on the spot, three succumbed to the


Monday, May 21, 2018Hours after ‘pleading’ for Ceasefire, Pakistan breaches IB truce yet again

No trans-border tunnel found so far in Hiranagar

JAMMU: Barely hours after it begged India to stop its punitive retaliation that caused major loss of life and military assets to Pakistan over past three days, the enemy nation stooped to its lowest- as has become the usual affair, starting again the unprovoked firing and shelling along the International Border (IB) in Samba district.

Small-arms firing from the Pakistani side started around 10


Monday, May 21, 2018In Ekta Manch, ‘Dogra’ replaces ‘Hindu’, courtesy Lal

Leads 35-KM long ‘Swabhimaan’ march on foot, reiterates CBI probe demand

JAMMU: Steering away from the religious lines towards regional lines the agitation launched after he was made to resign from the state cabinet for his participation in a protest rally organised by Hindu Ekta Manch in support of accused in Rasana minor’s rape-and-murder, Choudhary Lal Singh on Sunday renamed the organisation, replacing the ‘Hindu’ in the name with ‘Dogra’, as he led a massive marc


Monday, May 21, 2018Accused Jangotra’s sign forged to create false alibi: CFSL report


SRINAGAR: The signature of Vishal Jangotra, an accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in January, does not match the one which he claimed to have signed in an exam attendance sheet in Meerut to claim he was not at the crime scene, according to a report of forensic experts.

The report by the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL), detailing this co


Monday, May 21, 2018CM Mehbooba for redoubling efforts for timely completion of Jammu dev projects

JAMMU: Expressing concern over the slow pace of execution of Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP), Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday asked officials of the executing agencies to clear bottlenecks for smooth completion of the scheme, urging them to redouble their resource mobilisation.

The Chief Minister said this while reviewing the pace of work on k


Monday, May 21, 2018DGP hopes for positive effect of Ceasefire on terror sponsors

halt anti-militancy operations in the state during the holy month of Ramzan would have a positive impact on everyone including those sponsoring terrorism.

Director General of Police Vaid also expressed confidence that the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, starting next month, would pass off peacefully.

“I hope this (unilateral ceasefire) initiati


Sunday, May 20, 2018Rural areas being provided connectivity at par with cities: Dy CM

Inaugurates Rs 6.18 Cr Sodhara Bridge

RAJOURI: The Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today said the government is providing road infrastructure and bridges in rural areas at par with the cities to boost the Socio-economic development of populace living in these areas.
He was addressing a mammoth gathering after inaugurating newly constructed 24 Metre long Sodhara bridge. Completed at cost of Rs 6.18 Cr by Border Roads Organisati


Sunday, May 20, 2018Dy CM addresses series of public meetings

Kavinder hails PM for providing liberal funding to J&K

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for showing keen interest in the development of Jammu and Kashmir and providing liberal funding for execution of numerous mega projects in the state.
Addressing series of meetings in his Home constituency Gandhi Nagar, the Deputy Chief Minister said that PM launched several development projects across the stat


Sunday, May 20, 2018Exclusive Skill Development Institutes to be established for growers: Basharat Bukhari

SRINAGAR: 'For upscaling the skills of growers, the department will be establishing Horticulture Skill Development Institutes in the state targeted at developing and enhancing the pre/post harvest management practices among the fruit growers.'
Minister for Horticulture, Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari today said this during a meeting with senior officers of the H


Sunday, May 20, 2018Jasrotia reviews physical, financial achievements of Forest Deptt.

Stresses on Sustainable Forest Management

JAMMU: Minister for Forests, Ecology & Environment Rajiv Jasrotia today directed the senior functionaries of the department to take effective steps for sustainable development of forests.
Chairing maiden meeting after taking over the charge of the Forest Ministry here, Jasrotia took detailed review of physical and financial activities of the department.
The Minister called for sustainable development of forests including strengthening of State Forest Corporation (SFC), Pollution Control Board (PCB), Soil and Water Conservation Department, State Forest Research Institute (SFRI), Forest Prote


Sunday, May 20, 2018Mehbooba reviews pace on key Jammu dev projects, asks for sticking to completion timelines

Work on Rs. 804 cr Jammu-Akhnoor road to start next month, New Legislature complex to be operationalized by Jan next year, Suchetgarh project to be ready by March next year, work on Rs. 400 cr Tawi Riverfront project just to be started

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the executing agencies to strictly comply with the project timelines for which she asked them to redouble their resource mobilisation.
The Chief Minister said this while reviewing the pace of work on key developmental projects of Jammu province here today at a high level meeting of officers. The projects encompass infrastructure, power supply, dr


Sunday, May 20, 2018Javaid Mustafa visits Bhour Camp to review progress on park up-gradation works

Asks officers to engage local youth in commercial floriculture

JAMMU: Minister for Floriculture, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Javaid Mustafa Mir visited Bhour camp garden to review the progress on up-gradation works and facilities available in the park, here today.
During the visit, the Minister was briefed by the officers regarding ongoing upgradation works in the park. It was informed that the Phase-I of the project is be


Sunday, May 20, 2018Ansari reviews performance of Higher Education Deptt

Calls for joint efforts to bring improvement

JAMMU: Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Higher Education, Imran Raza Ansari today called upon educationists and academicians to work jointly to raise the quality of education in the state.
Reviewing performance of Higher Education Department (HED) here at a meeting attended by senior officers and heads of colleges, the Minister asked the principals to work jointly tow


Sunday, May 20, 2018Manyal reviews healthcare arrangements in shelling affected border areas

Asks to provide best medical treatment to injured in cross-border shelling

JAMMU: Minister for Health and Medical, Dr Davinder Kumar Manyal today chaired a meeting and took stock of arrangements put in place at various health institutions in the border areas of R S Pura, Arnia and Samba.
The meeting was apprised that all health centres falling in these areas have been providing proper healthcare facilities to the people and medicines are being also provided in these he


Sunday, May 20, 20182 Leading Sports item stores booked for violating LMD norms

Rs 30,000 fine charged from defaulters

JAMMU: A team of Legal Metrological Department today booked two leading sports item stores here today for violating norms.
As per a handout of LMD, the sports stores were selling items over and above MRP on exorbitant rates thereby cheating the gullible consumers.
According to Deputy Controller LMD, the Department received complaints about sale of imported swimming costumes, caps and swimming Goggles without adhering to mandatory declarations which are necessary for the information of the purchasers. The team of the officers of LMD conducted extensive checking of the stores dealing with


Sunday, May 20, 2018DC Poonch reviews working of PHE, PDD

‘39 stages of WSSs being commissioned shortly’

POONCH: The District Development Commissioner Poonch Mohammad Aijaz Asad today took stock of PHE and PDD installations and directed for rationalization to achieve uniform supply to all parts of the district.
The DC was speaking at a meeting of officers of line departments to review the Water and Power supply scenario in the district. Additional Deputy Commissioner A H Wani, CPO Sewa Ram Bagh


Sunday, May 20, 2018'Mere Pyare Prime Minister' to release on Gandhi Jayanti

New Delhi, May 20: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Mere Pyare Prime Minister", inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, has been locked for release on Gandhi Jayanti this year.

"It will release on October 2. The film is inspired by Gandhiji, so it's a relevant date," Mehra told IANS here.

"We could have released the film now, but it's an ode to the Father of the Nation, so...," he added.

The mov


Sunday, May 20, 2018Two killed in Jammu road accident

Jammu, May 20: Two people were killed on Sunday when their car plunged into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said.

"A car went out of the driver's control at Ujhan Chatyar village of Rajouri and plunged into a deep gorge. Both occupants of the ill-fated vehicle died on the spot," police said.

The hilly districts of Jammu region including Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri a


Sunday, May 20, 2018Ramzan ceasefire will also have positive effect on forces sponsoring terrorism: J&K DGP

Jammu, May 20: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police SP Vaid on Sunday said that ceasing of counter-terrorism operations announced in the month of Ramzan will also have positive effect on forces sponsoring terrorism.

"I hope this initiative (ceasefire) of Government of India will have positive effect on everyone, including the forces sponsoring terrorism," Dr Vaid told reporters here a


Sunday, May 20, 2018PM visit a damp squib: JKNPP

Jammu, May 20: Describing the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state as a damp squib , the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) said today that the people of Jammu were left demoralised as their pressing issues did not find a mention in his address.

With the entire focus on Kashmir-centric issues, endorsement of the Centre's unilateral ceasefire decision and describing


Sunday, May 20, 201818 passengers stranded due to unseasonal snowfall rescued in JK

Jammu, May 20: Eighteen passengers stranded on a stretch between Anantnag and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir due to unseasonal snowfall were rescued by the police in a swift operation, an official said today.

The police launched the operation after receiving information that six vehicles coming from Anantnag got stranded due to the inclement weather yesterday, the official said.


Sunday, May 20, 2018SVS Trust Clinic organises "Free Medical Camp" at Rajouri.

Stress free life is a good tonic for healthy heart:Dr.Sushil Sharma.

Jammu, May 20 : In continuation with their efforts to reach out and serve the needy and poor people living in far flung and remote areas, Swami Vishwatmanand Saraswati (SVS) Trust Clinic took a good initiative for the welfare of general public of this region and hold a free medical camp at SVS degree college for women here today in which free medicines were distributed to around 1000 patients.


Sunday, May 20, 2018No tunnel found so far on IB: BSF

Jammu, May 20 : In the backdrop of Director General BSF K K Sharma suspecting that a group of terrorists might have sneaked into the Indian Territory via tunnel, a senior BSF official of Jammu Frontier on Sunday said that no tunnel has been found so far in anti-tunneling operation.

"No tunnel was found. We were working on probability. Otherwise, tunnel checking is now part of BSF daily operati


Sunday, May 20, 2018Kashmiri woman assault case: DMC seeks report from police, RWA

New Delhi, May 20: The Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) has issued notices to the police and a resident welfare association (RWA) here, seeking reports about the alleged assault on a Kashmiri woman and her relatives earlier this month.

The commission's chairman, Zafarul Islam Khan, said notices have been issued in the recent incident in southeast Delhi's Siddhartha Extension to the police and


Sunday, May 20, 2018This royal wedding stood for change, hope: Priyanka

London, May 20: Internationally acclaimed Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who made heads turn with her chic lilac dress suit at actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding on Saturday, says the day will be remembered as it stood for change and hope.

Taking to Instagram with an image of the newly married royal couple, who can be seen coming out of the chapel after exchanging their vows, Pr


Sunday, May 20, 2018Court reserves order on bail application of police driver

Srinagar, May 20: A local court in Srinagar reserved order on the bail application of a police driver who is accused of crushing a teenager to death by his armoured vehicle during demonstrations in downtown area on May 5.

Eighteen-year-old Adil Ahmad Yadoo was crushed to death at Noorbagh in the downtown, where clashes erupted after three militants were killed in an encounter with security for


Sunday, May 20, 2018Barring restricted areas in Srinagar, life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: Barring in restricted areas in the downtown Srinagar, life returned to normal in the Kashmir valley on Sunday after day-long strike on Saturday when separatists had called for “ Lal Chowk Challo” against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Though there was no strike call by the separatists, business and other activities remained affected in all districts and tehsil he


Sunday, May 20, 2018Kathua rape accused's signatures don't match with exam attendance sheet: CFSL report

Srinagar, May 20: The signature of Vishal Jangotra, an accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in January, does not match the one which he claimed to have signed in an exam attendance sheet in Meerut to claim he was not at the crime scene, according to a report of forensic experts.

The report by the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL), detailing this conclusi


Sunday, May 20, 2018Pak Rangers ring up BSF to stop firing as trooper killed, assets destroyed across IB

Jammu, May 20: The Border Security Force (BSF) today said that the Pakistan Rangers today "pleaded" with them to stop firing along the IB after being pounded with heavy artillery that also left a trooper dead across the border.

The border guarding force also released a 19-second thermal-imagery footage showing the destruction of a Pakistani picket across the border in retaliation to the unprov


Sunday, May 20, 2018Petrol, diesel in Delhi hit record highs

New Delhi, May 20: State-run Indian Oil Corp on Sunday raised transport fuel to record highs in Delhi on the seventh day of resuming the daily price change system, following a temporary suspension that lasted 20 days.

The price of petrol in Delhi touched a record high of Rs 76.24 per litre under the dynamic pricing regime beating the previous high of Rs 76.06 in the city on September 14, 2013.


Sunday, May 20, 2018Kathua rape and murder: Lal Singh leads march for CBI probe

Jammu, May 20: Former state minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Choudhary Lal Singh on Sunday led a march in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, seeking CBI probe into Kathua rape and murder case.

Lal Singh walked barefoot for nearly five hours after which his supporters urged him to get into a vehicle as he developed blisters in his feet.

The march was organised to mou


Sunday, May 20, 2018Pak to give greater administrative and financial authority to PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan

Islamabad, May 20: Pakistan's top civil and military leaders have decided to give greater administrative and financial authority to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, the region through which the controversial USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes.

During a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) - the top civil and military body - Sartaj Aziz, De


Sunday, May 20, 2018DU announces free preparatory classes for PG entrance exams for economically weaker students

New Delhi, May 20: Delhi University has announced two weeks of free preparatory classes for students from economically weaker sections, minority communities and others belonging to special categories appearing for post graduate entrance examinations.

The classes will be held for eight disciplines -- Commerce, Law, Journalism (Hindi and English), Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Computer Science and


Sunday, May 20, 2018One injured in Road mishap at Samba

SAMBA, MAY 20: One person injured in Road mishap near Chichi Mata Temple Samba here today.

The injured has been identified as Inderjeet singh son of Baldev Singh resident of Amritsar, Punjab.

According to the sources, the mishap occurred at Jammu-Pathankot national highway near Chichi Mata Temple Samba when a motor cycle bearing registration No PBO2CT-1681 slipped at near Chichi Mata Temp


Sunday, May 20, 2018Five killed, 7 hurt as car collides with DCM vehicle in AP

Tirupati, May 20: Five people, including two children, were killed on the spot and seven others injured when the Bolero car in which they were travelling collided with a DCM vehicle at Mamandur of Renigunta Mandal in Chittoor district, early on Sunday.

The victims hailing from Gadivemula village in Kurnool district were proceeding to here when the accident occurred, police said.

The injure


Sunday, May 20, 2018Boy injured in security force action in north Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: A minor boy was injured when security forces burst teargas shells and opened fire on stone pelting demonstrators in apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Saturday evening, official sources said.

They said a group of youths pelted stones on security force vehicle at Arampora, Sopore, in Baramulla. Security forces burst teargas shells and later fir


Sunday, May 20, 2018Omar takes pot shot at BJP for terming Cong-JDS alliance 'unholy'

Srinagar, May 20: Taking a dig at Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for terming Congress and Janata Dal (S) alliance in Karnataka 'unholy', working president of the opposition National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah questioned the alliance of PDP-BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, the former Chief Minister of J&K said, 'Every time some one from the BJP calls the Cong-JD


Sunday, May 20, 2018Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: Train service resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, after a daylong strike by separatists.

The separatists had called for 'Lal Chowk challo' on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state to inaugurate several developmental projects.

All train runs were resumed this morning in the valley, a railw


Sunday, May 20, 2018New Delhi-Katra Shakti Express halts, passengers protest

Katra, May 20: New Delhi-bound Shakti Express halted for two hours at departure station Katra on Saturday night due to some technical glitches in the air conditioning system.

The train no. 22462 was scheduled to depart from Katra railway station at 2300 hrs but could not run on time due to non-functioning of air conditioner in six coaches of the train, railway officials at Katra station said.


Sunday, May 20, 2018Shun guns, stones; join mainstream: Modi urges Kashmiris

In multi-cultural, multi-regional visit, dedicates dev projects worth Rs 25,000 crore in one day

SRINAGAR: Days after declaring Ramdhan ceasefire in Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday appealed the youth who have joined militancy to return to the mainstream and participate in the development and progress of the state and country, saying every stone or weapon picked by them led Jammu and Kashmir to the path of instability.

“There is no substitute for peace and stability. I urge


Sunday, May 20, 2018Kickstarts Zojila tunnel work in Leh

LEH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his day-long visit to state by kickstarting Asia's longest Zojila Tunnel, part of Rs 25,000 crore projects to be unveiled or dedicated to the nation today, saying it showed New Delhi's committment to all-round development of the state.

Addressing a large congregation gathered in Leh ground for the closing ceremony for birth centenary celebration of the


Sunday, May 20, 2018CI-Ops halt major healing touch,raised people’s faith: Mehbooba

Hails Jammu for inclusiveness, promises tourism boosters

SRINAGAR/JAMMU/LEH: Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for announcing a halt to anti-militancy operations in the state during the holy month of Ramazan- a move which she asserted had raised the people's faith in him, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday made a fervent appeal again to the PM for resolving Kashmir issue, as she reposed her faith into his leadership, saying only he can resol


Sunday, May 20, 2018In Jammu, PM Modi lauds Dogras’ heroism, patience

Inaugurates Pakal Dul HEP, new Vaishno Devi track, Jammu ring-road

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the Dogras-people of Jammu Region for their heroism and patience, as he laid the foundation of the Rs 8,100-crore Pakal Dul hydroelectric power project, besides formally inaugurating the Tarakote track to the Vaishno Devi shrine and launching a Rs 2,023-crore Jammu ring road plan.

“This is Dogra land, which is famous for the qualities of its Dog


Sunday, May 20, 2018SKUASTJ Convocation Modi asks students to prepare for 2022

JAMMU: PM Narendra Modi today told students in Jammu that their real test would begin in a "big, open classroom" awaiting them outside their university, and asked them to set goals for 2022, when India celebrates 75 years of independence.

Addressing the students at a convocation at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) here, Modi said: "I urge you to keep i


Sunday, May 20, 2018CS Vyas gets 1 year extension

JAMMU: With decks already cleared by Centre on the request of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Secretary Bharat Bhushan Vyas has been given one year extension in service, beyond May 31, 2018.

Vyas’s extended term as the top bureaucrat of the state was to expire on May 31. However, the change in All India Services Act, 1951 affected on Thursday paved way for him to get another extended term


Sunday, May 20, 2018BSY resigns, Kumaraswamy to take oath as KA CM tomorrow

BENGALURU: The three-day-old BJP government in Karnataka collapsed today as Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa quit minutes before he was to face a floor test to prove his contested majority in the hung assembly even JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy heading the coalition with Congress is set to become the chief minister for a second time on May 21.

Capping five days of riveting political and court-room


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM lays foundation of 1000 MWs Pakal Dul HEP, 52 kms Jammu Semi Ring Road projects

Govt has envisioned Jammu as independent tourist destination: Mehbooba

Hails Jammuites for their tenents, brotherhood, appeals them to uphold these values, says many projects being kickstarted in the province soon

JAMMU: Hailing the people of Jammu for upholding the tenets of harmony, inclusive sense, amity and brotherhood, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said her Government has envisioned Jammu as an independent tourist destination for which many projects are in pipeline.
Speaking at a function to lay the foundation of 1000 MWs Pakal Dul Hydro Electric Power project and 52 kilometre Jammu Semi Ring Road project here today, the Chief Minister said in


Saturday, May 19, 20186th SKUAST-J Convocation held

Agriculture Universities of hill States should collaborate in developing new seeds and plants compatible with the changing climatic patterns: Governor

JAMMU: The 6th Convocation of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) was held at Baba Jitto Auditorium of the University today at which Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi was the Chief Guest. Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, presided over the function and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke on the occasion.
Prime Minister Sh. Na


Saturday, May 19, 2018Bandh inspects Seed Multiplication Farm at Chinore

Stresses on use of latest cultivation techniques

JAMMU: Minister for Agriculture, Mohammad Khalil Bandh today inspected and reviewed the achievements at Seed Multiplication Farm Chinore during his visit to the border area of Gajansoo-Marh.
The Minister was accompanied by Vice-Chairman J&K Agro Industries Development Corporation, Rashid Ahmad and MLA Marh Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar, besides Director Agriculture Jammu, Hari Krishan Razdan, Director Command Area Development, S. Jitendar Singh, Managing Director, J&K Agro Industries Dev Corporation, Rakesh Khajuria, K S Sambyal Joint Director of Agriculture (Inputs) also accompanied the minis


Saturday, May 19, 2018Speaker attends attestation cum passing out Parade at STC BSF

Urges recruits to live up to expectations of nation

UDHAMPUR: An impressive attestation cum passing out Parade for a batch of 451 recruit constables of Border Security Force (BSF)- the India’s first line of defence, was organized here at its Subsidiary Training Centre (STC).
Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh was the chief guest on the occasion. Member Legislative Assembly, Udhampur Pawan Kumar Gupta, MLA Che


Saturday, May 19, 2018Dr Kotwal reviews progress on Rajouri GMC project

RAJOURI: The Principal Secretary to the government Health and Medical Education Department Dr Pawan Kotwal today reviewed the pace of progress on Govt Medical College campus and associated projects.
Rs 139 Crore project comprising Rs 69 Cr Academic block, Rs 40 Cr Residential block for doctors, paramedics and students and Rs 30 Cr for upgradation of District Hospital into teaching hospital, will


Saturday, May 19, 2018TLSC Ramnagar organizes Lok Adalat

UDHAMPUR: Tehsil Legal Services Committee (TLSC), Ramnagar today organized a Lok Adalat under the chairmanship of Sub Judge Anjum Ara here at the Court Complex.
The Lok Adalat took up 30 cases of compoundable civil, criminal nature of which 14 were settled on the spot. Besides , 26 Traffic Challans were taken up and all were disposed off and compounding fine of Rs-5850 was recovered on the spot.
Sub judge, who is also the chairman of Tehsil Legal Services Committee Ramnagar, made the locals aware about the Legal Aid being provided to the poor people, various acts and schemes launched by


Saturday, May 19, 2018Inter School Handball trials held at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: District Level Inter School Trials for Girls U/14Yrs and U/17Yrs in Hand Ball were conducted by the Department of Youth Services & Sports today here at Subash Stadium.
Around 78 Girls drawn from 7 government institutions as well as Private schools took part in the trials. Those who were selected in the trials will participate in the State Level Inter District Tournament in Hand Ball commencing from next month.
The trials were conducted under the overall supervision of Sudesh Kumar District Youth Services & Sports Officer Udhampur.
The technical officials of Youth Services


Saturday, May 19, 2018Rajouri admin discusses measures for improving board results in Govt schools

RAJOURI: The district administration Rajouri discussed remedial measures to improve results in schools here at a meeting of principals and headmasters.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Sher Singh chaired the meeting of heads of higher secondary and high schools where the overall board result for class 12 and 10 was recorded below twenty percent.
The meeting took feedback f regarding reasons for abysmal performance by the students in these schools so that remedial steps are taken to ensure improvement in the next session.
The meeting was attended by Chief Education Officer Lal Hussain, Head


Saturday, May 19, 2018Dist admin to take action against absentee College teachers

Contests CTA’s stand over competence of ADC

RAJOURI: District Administration Rajouri has taken strong exception to the stand of College Teachers Association(CTA) on the competence of ADC to take cognizance of college teachers found on unauthorised absence.
In a statement, the spokesperson of the district administration termed a statement of CTA as unwarranted, unlawful and devoid of merits terming it as undue trade-unionism to cover unauthorised absenteeism, and an uncalled for interference in established Single Line Administration.
“The College Teachers Association in its press note had termed that Additional Deputy Commissione


Saturday, May 19, 2018Secretary Tourism inspects mega projects in Jammu

JAMMU: In his maiden visit to Jammu after taking over the charge of Secretary to Government, Tourism Department, Rigzian Sampheal, inspected various ongoing mega tourism projects here today.
Secretary Tourism toured the proposed site of development of Raghunath Bazar and various works carried out by the Tourism Department. He visited the Bahu area and was briefed about the progress of the Cable Car Project by Shamim Wani, Managing Director, J&K State Cable Car Corporation.
Later he visited, Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar and inspected the preparation being carried out by the Department


Saturday, May 19, 2018DLTFC Poonch approves 255 projects worth Rs 12.26 cr

POONCH: The District Level Task Force Committee approved 255 proposals worth Rs 12.26 Cr for setting up of micro enterprises under Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP).
The Committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Poonch Mohammad Aijaz Asad and attended by General Manager Industries Manzoor Hussain, Functional Managers Tariq Aziz and Waheed Ahmed, district officers of KVIB, SC/ST/OBC corporation Director RSETI and representatives of various financial institutions.
It took up 270 cases of both District Industries Centre Poonch


Saturday, May 19, 2018Labour awareness camp held at Mendhar

POONCH: The Assistant Labour Commissioner, Labour Department Poonch Zamood Ahmad today stressed upon the labourers to register themselves with Buildings and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (BOCWWB) to avail benefits entailed under various schemes of the department for them.
He was speaking at a largely attended camp organised at Dharana, an LOC Village of Subdivision Mendhar, to create


Saturday, May 19, 2018Power supply to remain affected

JAMMU: In order to execute the work of branch cutting and tightening of loose conductor, the shutdown of BB-21 & BB-23 feeder is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Parts of Bari Brahmana Industrial Area shall remain affected on May 20 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Similarly, to carry out work for fixing of false ceiling in the Control Room and painting in the Control Room, the shutdown of 66/11 KV Grid Station Samba-I is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Keheli Mandi, Budhwani area, Navodhya School and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on May 20 a


Saturday, May 19, 2018Prime Minister lays foundation of Rs. 6809 cr Zojila tunnel

Modi on day’s visit to J&K

Equitable development of all regions aim of my Govt., commitment of AoA: Mehbooba
PM, CM pay rich tributes to Kaushak Bakula
LEH: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi formally kickstarted commencement of work on the mega Zojila tunnel project here today.
Governor, N N Vohra; Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti; Union Minister for Roads & Highways, Nitin Gadkari; Deputy Chief Minister, Kanvinder Gupta; Min


Saturday, May 19, 2018Dy CM highlights Kushok Bakula Rinpochey’s contributions to humanity

LEH: Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today said that luminaries like Kushok Bakula Rinpoche were the great sons of the soil who not only illuminated the time they lived in but also continue to remain as inspirations for humanity in this era.
The Deputy CM was speaking at the valedictory function of three day national level seminar on “Bahujan Hitay Bahujan Sukhay Lokanukampaya and Geo-Strat


Saturday, May 19, 2018Step symbolizes Govt’s commitment for dev of Ladakh region: Jasrotia

Foundation of Zojila tunnel

Kacho, Nanda, Randhawa term foundation of Zojila project as historic development
KARGIL: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Rajiv Jasrotia, today said that the flagging-off work on the Zojial tunnel symbolizes the firm commitment of the Government towards the overall development of the Ladakh region.
The Minister said this while addressing a public meeting at Hussaini Park here, whi


Saturday, May 19, 2018DDC Kupwara reviews power arrangements for Ramadan

KUPWARA: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, today convened a meeting with the officials of the PDD to review arrangements for uninterrupted power supply during the holy month of Ramadan.
The meeting was attended by SE, Electric Sopore (Baramulla), Executive Engineer EM&RE Division Kupwara/Handwara, Executive Engineer STD Sopore, Executive Engineer Grid, AEEs and concerne


Saturday, May 19, 2018RTI ensures greater transparency, accountability: DDC Kulgam

KULGAM: District Development Commissioner Kulgam, Sajad Hussain, today convened a meeting of heads of all departments with an objective to sensitize them about Right to Information Act, its implications, and mode of answering the applications under it.
During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held regarding implementation and answering of RTI applications.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC said that RTI is one of the powerful tools in the hands of the public and provides a method to acquire information from public authorities regarding the functioning of the government thus making everyone


Saturday, May 19, 2018DDC Kulgam chairs Rent Assessment Committee meet

KULGAM: District Development Commissioner Kulgam, Sajad Hussain, chaired a meeting of Rent Assessment Committee (RAC) here today and approved 14 cases pertaining to various departments.
During the meeting, DDC held a detailed discussion with officers of different departments which are functioning from rented accommodations in the district and with the owners of these buildings.
After detailed deliberations, the Committee approved 14 rent assessment cases. The DDC directed the concerned to expedite the payment of rents as per the rates approved in the meeting.
ADC Kulgam Executive Engineer


Saturday, May 19, 2018ADC Ganderbal reviews SSB exam arrangements

GANDERBAL: Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari, today chaired a meeting to review preparations for Service Selection Board (SSB) examination for general line teachers scheduled on May 20 in the district.
The meeting was attended by SDM Kangan, Tehsildars, Deputy Chief Education officer, exam observers, district heads of different departments and educational institutions where the examination centres have been fixed.
Threadbare discussions were held regarding the posting of staff, examination observers, seating and accommodation arrangements and other necessary f


Saturday, May 19, 2018Case registered against three persons for cheating Bank

SRINAGAR: A case has been registered against three persons for obtaining loan from J&K Bank by producing fake documents.
Crime Branch Kashmir received a communication from J&K Bank Zonal Office Srinagar, which reveals that one Farooq Ahmad Pandith S/O Ab. Jabbar Pandith R/o Wazir Bagh Srinagar approached J&K Bank Branch Unit Lal Mandi Srinagar, maintained Bank Account No. SB. 13258 with J&K Bank Branch Lal Mandi Srinagar and also managed a Credit Card (Silver) impersonated himself as Medical Officer Khansahib and produced a pay certificate duly signed and sealed by BMO Khansahib and obtained


Saturday, May 19, 2018DDC Anantnag reviews implementation of CM’s commitments, dev scenario

ANANTNAG: District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik, today chaired a meeting to review the status of directions passed by Chief Minister during her public outreach programme and overall developmental scenario in the district.
Taking a detailed stock of ongoing works, the DDC was informed that repairing and renovation of Ziyarat Shareef at Anzwala is in progress and construction of truss and panelling of the Ziyarat has been completed, while as work is in progress on the minaret, which will be completed within 15 days.
The DDC instructed the concerned to prepare a DPR


Saturday, May 19, 2018194 wards of J&K police, SPOs granted scholarship by DGP

Srinagar, May 19: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police S P Vaid on Saturday granted scholarship to 194 wards of serving police personnel and Special Police Officers (SPO), a police spokesman said here on Saturday afternoon.

He said Dr Vaid has granted scholarship of Rs 10.55 lakh in favour of 194 wards of serving police personnel, who have secured 80 per cent and above marks in annual


Saturday, May 19, 2018Zojila & Z-Morh tunnels approved by UPA II, claims Prof Soz

Srinagar, May 19: Welcoming the laying of foundation of Zojila tunnel on Srinagar-Leh national highway, to make it an all weather road by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, senior Congress leader and former Union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz said this and Z-Morh tunnel were envisaged and approved by UPA-II.

'PM Modi's inauguration of Zojila Tunnel is a good measure and a good news for t


Saturday, May 19, 2018Woman dies in road mishap at Samba

SAMBA: A woman was dies in road mishap at Barian near Hanuman Temple in district samba here today.

She has been identified as Biro Devi 50 Wife of Ashok Kumar resident of Shahpur Kandi Pathankot.

According to the Police Sources, at around 2 pm the Mishap occurred at Jammu Pathankot National highway near Barian in District Samba, When a Tata mobile bearing registration No JK08E- 9971 coming


Saturday, May 19, 2018Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka CM before trust vote

Bengaluru, May 19: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before facing a crucial trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the BJP in the newly elected House.

The resignation came two days after he took oath as the 15th Chief Minister of the state.


Saturday, May 19, 2018Unfortunate Pakistan didn't respond to Modi's ceasefire gesture: Mehbooba

Srinagar, May 19: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the dais at a function here, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday took a dig at Pakistan for not responding positively to India's "goodwill gesture" of Ramadan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir.

"It takes a large heart and a position of strength to declare the Ramadan ceasefire. You have tried to dress the wounds of our people and I assu


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM Modi arrives in Srinagar from Leh

Srinagar, May 19 : Prime Minister Narendera Modi arrived in summer capital, Srinagar on Saturday afternoon to lay the foundation stone of Srinagar Ring Road and inaugurate Kishan Ganga power project.

Mr Modi arrived from Leh where he laid the foundation of construction of Zojila tunnel on Srinagar-Leh national highway. The function will be held at S K International Conference Centre (SKICC) on


Saturday, May 19, 2018Thank god for Supreme Court, says Chidambaram

New Delhi, May 19: Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday condemned the BJP for trying to derail the trust vote in Karnataka Assembly and expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court for ordering a floor test.

He also appreciated the apex court's decision to allow live telecast of the proceedings.

"How many moves will the BJP make before the vote of confidence in the Karnataka Legislati


Saturday, May 19, 2018Modi wants Jammu, Kashmir people to learn from Ladakh

Leh, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the people of Ladakh have set an example in human endeavour and urge for progress that must be followed by those living in Jammu and Kashmir regions.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of centenary birth celebrations of the Buddhist spiritual leader, Kashuk Bakula here, Modi said: "Despite hardships and inaccessibility, Ladakhis have set


Saturday, May 19, 2018Centre approves 1-year extension to J&K chief secy on Mehbooba's request

New Delhi, May 19: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B B Vyas has been given one year extension in service, beyond May 31, 2018.

The Personnel Ministry has approved a request from the state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for extension to Vyas.

The ministry has approved extension in service of Vyas for a further period of one year, from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019, an official order said.


Saturday, May 19, 2018Mehbooba invites PM Modi to visit Ladakh, stay for few days

Leh, May 19: Describing Ladakh as most peaceful and beautiful part of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the region again and stay for few days.

The Ladakh region is not only beautiful but its people are very hospitable and friendly, she said.

'I thank you on my government's behalf and on behalf of people of Ladakh for


Saturday, May 19, 2018Grenade lobbed on forces in Pulwama

Srinagar, May 19: Militants on Saturday lobbed a grenade on joint party of CRPF and police at Muran Chowk in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Confirming the incident a police officer said that the device, however, did not explode.

The officer said that Bomb Disposal Squad reached the spot and the device is being defused.


Saturday, May 19, 2018J&K: Schools in border villages of 3 dists remain closed

Jammu, May 19: In the wake of prevailing tension on international border due to shelling by the Pakistani forces, authorities have ordered to close down all schools close to the border in three bordering districts.

"The schools falling within the radius of 3 to 5 km from border in three districts, including Jammu, Samba and Kathua have been closed by the order issued by the sub-district magis


Saturday, May 19, 2018Separatist 'Lal Chowk challo' march foiled, Mirwaiz detained

Srinagar, May 19: Security forces foiled “ Lal Chowk Challo” called by separatists on Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay foundation and inaugurate developmental projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

All roads leading to historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital, have been closed with barbed wire by security forces and state police since this morning.


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM kick starts work for strategic Zojila tunnel in Leh

Leh, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today kickstarted work for Zojila tunnel, Asia'a longest and strategic bi-directional tunnel, to provide all weather connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar, Kargil and Leh.

The prime minister who is on a one-day visit to all the three regions -- Leh, Kashmir and Jammu-- also attended the closing ceremony for the birth centenary celebrations


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM visit: Curfew-like restrictions in downtown, parts of civil lines in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 19: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in downtown besides some areas in civil lines and old city in Srinagar as a precautionary measure in view of the 'Lal Chowk Challo' called by separatists on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Narendera Modi's visit to the Kashmir valley.

The main gates of historic Jamia Masjid, stronghold of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulv


Saturday, May 19, 2018Karnataka Assembly Session begins

Bengaluru, May 19: The 15th Karnataka Assembly began its Session with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa taking the oath as member of the House.

He was elected in the May 15 election from Shikaripur in Shivamogga District.

Former Chief Minister and Congress Legislative Parry leader Siddaramaiah was the second elected MLA to take oath.

Mr Siddaramaiah, who contested from Chamundeshwari in Mys


Saturday, May 19, 201820 Gujarat tourists injured in Himachal accident

Shimla, May 19: At least 20 holidaymakers from Gujarat were injured when a private bus in which they were travelling overturned in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, police said.

Over speeding was the cause of the accident on the Shimla-Manali highway near Ghaghas, a police officer told IANS. The bus, with over 40 passengers on board, was on its way to Manali from Shimla.



Saturday, May 19, 2018Ramadan ceasefire In Kashmir meaningless if media war continues

Srinagar, May 19: I have never seen the electronic media so totally defiant of the BJP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh's avowed intention to calm Kashmir by announcing a Ramadan ceasefire appears to have been dismissed as "appeasement of Pakistan and terrorists".

A guest peering out of one of the six windows on the TV screen was frothing in the mouth. "Murderers of our brave jawans are


Saturday, May 19, 2018Modi in J&K: Internet suspended, schools closed

Srinagar, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Leh town of the Ladakh region on Saturday beginning his day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir amid hightended security as authorities suspended internet services and shut down schools and colleges for the day.

Modi was received at the Leh Airport by Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

As separatists called for protes


Saturday, May 19, 20183 militants killed, army foils infiltration bid on LoC

Srinagar, May 19: Three infiltrating militants have been killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, Defence Ministry spokesman said.

Alert troops of the army noticed suspicious movements on the LoC. A group of terrorists was found trying to infiltrate into the Indian side in Kawnar area, the spokesman said.

"They were challenged after which they fired at th


Saturday, May 19, 2018Train service suspended in Kashmir as precautionary measure

Srinagar, May 19: Train service was suspended as a precautionary measure in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for 'Lal Chowk challo' on Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving to inaugurate several developmental projects.

'We have suspended all train runs in the Kashmir valley today following a fresh advisory received from police,' a railway official told TNN.


Saturday, May 19, 2018SFs resume search operation in north Kashmir woods

Srinagar, May 19: Security forces resumed search operation on Saturday morning in the woods in the frontier district of Kupwara, where three foreign infiltrators were killed in an encounter on Friday, official sources said.

With the first light this morning, security forces resumed search operation in the dense forest in Vilgam Handwara forest in the frontier district of Kupwara, where two mil


Saturday, May 19, 2018SFs burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 19: Security forces burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse demonstrators who were pelting stones on Saturday morning in downtown Srinagar.

Immediately after the “Fajr”(Morning) prayers were over in mosques, people hit the streets at Safa Kadal raising slogans. However, security forces and police personnel deployed in the area since wee hours today swung into


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM arrives in Leh, to inaugurate Zojila tunnel project

Leh, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir's Leh region, where he is scheduled to unveil a plaque to mark the commencement of work on the Zojila tunnel.
The Prime Minister is on a two day-visit to the state.

Accompanied by Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and other senior officer, Mr Modi was received at Leh airport by Governor N N


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM's visit: All roads leading to SKICC closed

Srinagar, May 19: All roads leading to S K International Conference Centre (SKICC) on the banks of famed Dal Lake have been closed in view of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kashmir valley on Saturday.

Mr Modi will lay the foundation stone for Srinagar Ring Road from SKICC, where hundreds of security forces and state police personnel have been deployed to foil any attempt to disrup


Saturday, May 19, 2018Soldier among 5 killed, 12 injured as Pakistan wreaks havoc along IB

4 reported dead in Indian retaliation, Pak summons Indian envoy

JAMMU: Continuing over the past four days, the cowardly Pakistan on the first Friday of holy month of Ramazan stooped to its usual low, resorting to heavy barrage of mortars on villages and border outposts along International Border in Jammu, resulting into the death of four civilians and a BSF jawan, even as 12 others sustained injuries.

Escalating border skirmishes just a day ahead of Prime


Saturday, May 19, 2018Anguished CM slams Pakistan

SRINAGAR: Having advocated for the peace dialogue with Pakistan time and again in recent past, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday minced no word as she launched a scathing attack on the enemy nation for violating ceasefire along the IB in Jammu region, saying Islamabad has shown no respect for the fasting month of Ramzan.

She also expressed her condolences to the family of victims of Paki


Saturday, May 19, 2018It all ended even before they could have breakfast

JAMMU: It was a routine morning for the middle-aged couple of forward Chandu Chak village of Ranbir Singh Pura sector of Jammu. The husband was getting ready for the office, the wife was busy in kitchen preparing food for him, and the rest of the family. It all changed, however, in a flash.

The fate played a cruel joke, to say the least, on the husband-wife duo, which became a victim of Pakis


Saturday, May 19, 2018Where were ambulances, agonized border dwellers ask


MANGU CHAK: Hundreds of angry residents of hamlets along the border today protested after four civilians were killed and 12 injured in heavy Pakistan mortar shelling, demanding stern action against the neighbouring country for targeting innocent people.

The border dwellers carried two of the bodies to Mangu Chak, a Ranbir Singh Pura sector town, and raised anti-Pakistan slogans


Friday, May 18, 2018Improving economic status of farmers govt’s top priority: Bandh

Minister reviews performance of Agri dept

JAMMU: Minister for Agriculture, Mohammad Khalil Bandh today said that bringing improvement in the economic status of farmers is the top agenda of the present government. “Department of Agriculture needs to work with full dedication to achieve the set targets as agriculture and horticulture sectors are the backbone of the economy of the state” he said while taking a detailed review of performance


Friday, May 18, 2018Transformer Bank Established within 24 hours of CM’s assurance

Move hailed by people across district

POONCH: With the intervention of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the District Administration Poonch has been able to established first ever transformer bank in the district to facilitate prompt replacement of the damaged transformers in any part of the district.
With 15 transformers provided on the directions of Chief Minister, the bank has been established in Electric Division Poonch store at Po


Friday, May 18, 2018Market checking intensified at Kishtwar

KISHTWAR: In view of holy month of Ramdhan, intensive market checking was conducted today by enforcement team here in the main town area.
The team seized and destroyed rotten vegetables, fruits and dairy items on the spot.
The defaulters were asked to maintain required quality standards and refrain from overcharging. The meat and poultry shops were also inspected and the owners were directed to maintain proper hygienic, use Digital Weighting Machines and abide by the rates fixed by the government.
The inspection team included Tehsildar Shokat Hayat Mattoo, SHO Sameer Jeelani, Food Saf


Friday, May 18, 2018Child Screening Camp under RBSK held at Kishtwar

KISHTWAR: Health department today organized a free screening camp for children (0-18 years) under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) here at Parade ground.
The Deputy Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana inaugurated the camp in presence of SSP Abrar Ahmed Chowdhary, Deputy SP Operation N.A. Khoja,CMO, Deputy CMO and other officials and staff of health department.
The camp was aimed at to provide free child health screening and treatment facilities for various ailments like defect at birth, deficiencies, diseases, developmental delay and other disabilities, under the centrally sponsored


Friday, May 18, 2018Mehbooba grieved over killings in border firing

Calls for reciprocating positively Centre’s peace move

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep shock and grief over the death of five persons, including a BSF jawan, who were killed in cross border firing incident in the R S Pura sector of Jammu today.
The Chief Minister described the incident as unfortunate saying it occurred when the holy month of Ramadhan had just begun and people had heaved sigh of relief due to the Centre’s welcome step of halting security operations in the State.
Mehbooba Mufti appealed for positive reciprocation by all stakeholders of the Centre’s peace move to let people of the State come out of the


Friday, May 18, 2018Governor accords approval for the implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations in the State Universities

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University of Kashmir, University of Jammu, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology- Kashmir and Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology- Jammu, has authorized revision of salary and pension of Faculty members and non teaching employees of the State Universities w.e.f 1-1-2016, as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The proposal was submitted to the Governor after obtaining the concurrence of the Chief Minister, who is also the Pro- Chancellor of the State Universities.


Friday, May 18, 2018Conscientious role of people pivotal for Dal, Nigeen Lake conservation: Tassaduq Mufti

Directs pacing up de-weeding, cleaning of water bodies

SRINAGAR: Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, today visited the interiors of Dal and Nageen Lakes to take stock of the ongoing de-weeding and cleaning process at these water bodies.
The Minister went around Chinar Park, Dalgate, Nehru Park, Zabarwan Park, SKICC, Dal Lake and Nageen lake interiors and took on spot assessment of the conservation efforts by the concerned agencies.
On the occasion, the Minister directed for pacing up of de-weeding and cleaning process and asked the concerned for the immediate removal of junk from the shoreline of the lake. He also directed the concern


Friday, May 18, 2018As tribute to its rich history, Srinagar to get separate museum: Naeem Akhtar

Culture Minister dismayed over potential fire hazards at Old Secretariat building housing rare archives

SRINAGAR: Highlighting the significance of Museums as means of cultural exchanges, Minister for Culture, Naeem Akhtar, today said the State Government will carve out a separate museum for the capital city Srinagar as a tribute to the city’s rich history.
“The old building (of SPS Museum) is being conserved and we are hopeful that the process of conservation will be finished by the end of this ye


Friday, May 18, 2018Civil service aspirants to get free coaching at Hajj House soon: Zulfkar

SRINAGAR: Minister for School Education, Haj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, today announced that Government is planning to use Haj House Bemina as a coaching centre for civil service aspirants from the State.
"Usually the aspirants from the State travel to Delhi or to other states to receive the coaching. The whole affair of coaching, boarding, lodging and other expenses ma


Friday, May 18, 2018Border Shelling: Sham Choudhary visits R S Pura, reviews preparedness to deal with situation

‘Asks administration be ready to meet any eventuality’

JAMMU: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today chaired a meeting of sectoral officers at SDM Office R S Pura and took stock of the preparedness of the administration to deal with any exigency in the wake of prevailing situation in border villages of R S Pura and Bishnah tehsils of Jammu District.
The Minister convened the meeting after he had interaction with peo


Friday, May 18, 2018LC Chairman reviews functioning of Council Secretariat

SRINAGAR: Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali, today chaired a meeting here to take a detailed stock of Council Secretariat functioning.
Secretary Legislative Council, Abdul Majid Bhat, Special Secretary, Council, Mohammad Ashraf Wani besides other senior officers and officials were present at the meeting.
During the meeting, the Special Secretary gave a detailed brief to the Chairman


Friday, May 18, 2018Govt increases 500 seats in Gujjar & Bakerwal hostels: Zulfkar

SRINAGAR: Minister for School Education, Haj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, today informed that Government has enhanced in take capacity of Gujjar and Bakerwal (G&B) hostels by 500 seats across the State.
The Minister said this at a meeting organized to review the functioning of Tribal Affairs Department.
He said that so far the hostels were accommodating 2100 students, bu


Friday, May 18, 2018Javaid Mustafa grieved over killings in border shelling

Directs swift evacuation, better treatment of injured

SRINAGAR: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Javaid Mustafa Mir, today expressed grief over the killing of five people including an Army Jawan in cross-border firing in RS Pura sector.
The Minister directed concerned Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of border areas to reach out to the people in shelling-hit areas for effective rescue and medicare facilities.
He called upon the district administration Jammu for early evacuation and shifting of injured to hospitals, besides also keep the availability of ambulances in place to meet any exigency.
He said the


Friday, May 18, 2018Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir accorded farewell

SRINAGAR: Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir was given full court farewell reference by the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir at Srinagar upon his elevation as Chief Justice of High Court of Meghalaya.
Justice Alok Aradhe, Acting Chief Justice High Court of J&K, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Justice TashiRabstan, Justice Janak Raj Kotwal, Justice Sanjeev Kumar and Justice MK H


Friday, May 18, 2018JKSSB announces Centre change for Written Test scheduled on May 20

SRINAGAR: The candidates appearing in the Objective Type Written Test for the posts of General Teachers on May 20, 2018 are intimated that the candidates taking up the exam in Government MPML Higher Secondary School, Bagh-e-Delawar Khan, Baba Damb, Srinagar (Centre Code 8113) has been shifted to University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar.
Likewise, the students taking up the exam in Government Degree College, Paloura, previously functioning at old Engineering college near Commerce College, Jammu (Centre Code 9022) will read the address of the centre as Government Degree College, Paloura, Mi


Friday, May 18, 2018Traffic Police issues advisory for May 19

SRINAGAR: In view of the visit of Prime Minister tomorrow, the Traffic Police City Srinagar has formulated route plan so that commuters travelling on the routes would not face any inconvenience.
As per the traffic plan, no traffic shall be allowed to ply from Badyari Chowk to Nishat via Boulevard and similarly no traffic shall be allowed to ply from Ram Munshi Bagh towards Grand Palace and Nishat via Gupkar.
Commuters travelling from Harwan, Shalimar, Nishat and adjacent areas towards Lal Chowk are requested to travel via Foreshore Road & Hazratbal.
Further, the commuters travelling from D


Friday, May 18, 2018DIPR condoles with Wajahat Hussain

SRINAGAR: Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) has expressed grief and heartfelt condolence over the demise of mother of cameraman Wajahat Hussain.
A condolence meeting, chaired by Director Information Muneer-ul-Islam, was convened here today which was attended by all the officers and officials of the Directorate.
The meeting, while expressing sympathies with Wajahat Hussain, prayed for peace to the departed soul and courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.


Friday, May 18, 2018DC Samba reviews implementation of Juvenile Justice Act

SAMBA: Deputy Commissioner, S Rajinder Singh Tara today reviewed the implementation of Juvenile Justice Act and Rules here at the meeting of Juvenile Justice Board of the district.
Issues related to children in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection were discussed with the concerned departments.
Among others present in the meeting were SSP, Chairman JJB Samba, PO-ICDS, CM


Friday, May 18, 2018LMD fines rice packer firm for violation of rules

SAMBA: The Legal Metrology Department has fined a Punjab based Rice Packing Firm for violating Legal Metrology (packaged commodities) Rules 2011.
The firm was in practice of packing rice bags of various denominations for sale in the market without mandatory declarations being printed such as MRP Rs....(inclusive of all taxes), month/year of packing, customer helpline etc.
A legal notice was served to the management of the firm based on offence reports submitted by the Inspector Legal Metrology Samba Mohsin Khateeb.
The management of the said firm confessed the guilt and pleaded before the


Friday, May 18, 2018World Museum Day celebrated at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: The District Administration, Udhampur in collaboration with Department of Achieves, Archaeology, INTACH (Jammu Chapter), and other line departments and stakeholders organized an impressive function hereat Bhartiya College of Education to mark the International Museum Day.
District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar was the guest on the occasion.
The programme was attended by Co


Friday, May 18, 2018Govt issues formal SRO for remission of Stamp Duty on properties owned by women

JAMMU: The Government today issued formal notification regarding remission of Stamp Duty on land /estate to be purchased in the name of the female member of the family.
“There shall be 100% remission of Stamp Duty leviable under the J&K Stamp Act Svt 1977 on land or estate, on its purchase in the name of a female member of the family,” said SRO-219 issued by the Principal Secretary Finance, Mr Navin Kumar Choudhary.
The Finance Department issued two more SROs, 220 and 221 by virtue of which the Stamp duty for urban areas has been slashed from 7% to 5% and for rural areas from 5% to 3%.


Friday, May 18, 2018Govt makes moral education mandatory for schools

SRINAGAR: Department of School Education today issued an order whereby imparting of moral education has been made mandatory in all schools of the State.
According to the order, all the State run as well as private (recognized) schools shall compulsorily impart moral education in 30-minute session, immediately after the morning prayers.
As per the order, all the Chief Education Officers have been directed to constitute flying squads to randomly check the implementation of the order in letter and spirit.


Friday, May 18, 2018MLA lays foundation of link roads in Chenani Constituency

JAMMU: Member Legislative Assembly (MLA) Chenani Dina Nath Bhagat today laid the foundation of two link roads from Mantalai to Ghomshadu and Barkunda to Kharwa in Chenani Constituency.
The 10 kilometer and 5.8 kilometers link roads would be constructed under PMGSY at an estimated cost of Rs 5.94 crore and 2.49 crore respectively. The roads would provide connectivity to over dozens of villages of


Friday, May 18, 2018Div Com clears allocation of plots, housing units to 70 Tsunt Kul dwellers

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan, who is also the head of LAWDA Sub Monitoring Committee, today convened a meeting to review the rehabilitation plan for Tsunt Kul dwellers.
The Div Com cleared allocation of 57 housing units and 13 plots measuring 7 marlas to 70 families of Tsunt Kul identified for rehabilitation.
Khan asked the officers to ensure proper verification before


Friday, May 18, 2018ACK reviews Self Help Group of Engineers Scheme

SRINAGAR: Additional Commissioner Kashmir (ACK) Dr Abdul Salaam Mir today convened a meeting to review monitoring and evaluation of "Self Help Group of Engineers Scheme" in the valley.
The Commissioner had a detailed review of the implementation of guidelines for Self Help Group of Engineers Scheme across the Kashmir Division.
The meeting was informed that 30% of construction works in government agencies were allotted to Self Help Group of Engineers. Total 893 different construction works worth Rs 83.06 crores had been allotted to 445 such groups registered in different Employment Exchange


Friday, May 18, 2018Ramadhan: DC Bandipora reviews stock & supply position of essentials

Control room for public grievances established at DC Office

BANDIPORA: District Development Commissioner Bandipora, Khursheed Ahmad Sanai, today reviewed the stock and supply position of food grains and other essential commodities available in the district including border tehsils of Gurez and Tulail.
The meeting was informed that 14,691 and 1,077 quintals of rice and sugar respectively have been distributed amongst the consumers of Sumbal and Bandipora


Friday, May 18, 2018Kupwara administration establishes Ramadan helpline

KUPWARA: In order to ensure availability of essential commodities and services in all areas of the district during the holy month of Ramadan, the Kupwara district administration has set up a special helpline number 01955-253522 for the general public of the district to register their grievances.
Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, said officials of various departments have been tasked with ensuring timely disposal of complaints registered on the helpline number.


Friday, May 18, 2018SSB exam arrangements finalized in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik, today convened a meeting to finalize the arrangements for smooth conduct of third phase of Service Selection Board examinations scheduled to be held on May 20 in the district.
The meeting was informed that adequate seating and other arrangements have been made for the candidates appearing in the examination for the post of General Line Teachers in all the 29 centers in the district. It was said that the head of the institution and a magistrate from the district administration have been designated as observers for joint monitoring


Friday, May 18, 2018123 business establishments fined in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The enforcement squad of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs department has fined 123 erring shopkeepers out of the total 445 business establishment it inspected during market checking conducted between May 1 and 18.
Some 24 different markets in various areas of Srinagar were inspected during the period and a penal sum of 44,000 rupees was collected as fine from the erring for violation of the Essential Commodities Act 1955.


Friday, May 18, 2018DDC Anantnag reviews updation of land records

ANANTNAG: District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik, Friday chaired a meeting to review the status of updation of revenue records in the district.
The DDC was informed that updation of Jamabandis and Girdawaris and scanning of land records for the purpose of digitization in all Tehsils of the district is apace.
The meeting also held discussions on land conversion, land acquisition, encroachment and migrant inventory.
The DDC instructed that awareness camps regarding mutation of properties and other related issues be organized in all Tehsils under the supervision of


Friday, May 18, 2018DC Pulwama for effective mechanism for prevention of poppy cultivation

PULWAMA: Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar, Friday said there is a need for formulation of an effective mechanism for prevention and destruction of bang and poppy cultivation in the district.
The DC was speaking in a meeting to discuss measures required to deal with the problem. The meeting was attended by ADC Pulwama, Tehsildars, block development officers, executive officers of


Friday, May 18, 201841802 IHHLs constructed in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: District Development Commissioner, Bandipora, Khursheed Ahmad Sanai, today convened a meeting to review the progress of Swachch Bharat Mission (SBM) Grameen in the district.
The meeting was informed that out of 43,996 Individual House Hold Latrines (IHHLs) as targeted for construction under the mission in the district some 41,802 IHHLs have been constructed so far.
It was said the re


Friday, May 18, 2018SC order vindicates Congress' stand: Rahul

New Delhi/Bengaluru, May 18: The Congress on Friday hailed the Supreme Court order for a floor test in the new Karnataka Assembly on Saturday, with party President Rahul Gandhi saying that it vindicated the party's stand that Governor Vajubhai Vala acted "unconstitutionally".

"The Supreme Court order vindicates our stand that the Governor acted unconstitutionally. The BJP's bluff that it will


Friday, May 18, 2018PM to lay foundation stones for Rs 10K cr projects in J&K including Zojila Tunnel

New Delhi, May 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Rs 6,800 crore strategic Zojila tunnel, Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel, in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow.

He will also lay the foundation stones for ring road projects in Srinagar and Jammu costing nearly Rs 3,884 crore.

The tunnel will provide all weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh as thi


Friday, May 18, 2018Limited edition red carpet line to be unveiled at IIFA

New Delhi, May 18: Fashion e-tailer Myntra will be launching its limited edition red carpet line at the International Indian Film and Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards next month in Bangkok.

Myntra, the official style partner for the awards ceremony, will launch the collection with a fashion walk with IIFA Rocks, a musical night.

The line will boast of red carpet looks at affordable prices


Friday, May 18, 2018Five killed, 10 injured in Pakistani shelling in Jammu district

Jammu, May 18: Five people, including four civilians and a BSF trooper, were killed and 10 others injured on Friday in Pakistani shelling and firing on the international border in Jammu district, officials said.

Police said the five, including Border Security Force constable Sitaram Upadhyay, were killed by the Pakistan Rangers in R.S. Pura, Arnia and Bishnah sectors.

The civilian dead incl


Friday, May 18, 2018Please listen to our 'man ki baat': Mirwaiz tells Modi

Srinagar, May 18: Moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to listen to "our (Kashmir people) man ki baat".

Mirwaiz while addressing the congregational Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar said: "People have been listening to Prime Minister's 'man ki baat' for years but we request the Prime Minister to listen to our 'man ki


Friday, May 18, 2018Omar hits out at J&K CM over weapons loot

Srinagar, May 18: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah criticised Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today over the loot of weapons by suspected militants here, the incident coming ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state.

"Looted (three rifles) from the police at Dalgate, the heart of Srinagar's uptown & at the centre of our area of tourist accomm


Friday, May 18, 2018Mehbooba slams Pakistan for violating ceasefire in Arnia

Srinagar, May 18: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today hit out at Pakistan for violating ceasefire in Arnia sector of Jammu region, saying Islamabad has shown no respect for the fasting month of Ramzan.

"Continued firing on the border in Jammu is cause of pain & worry. Sad that while our country took the lead in starting peace initiatives with cessation of operations during Ra


Friday, May 18, 2018Situation tense on border, Pak suffers heavy damage in BSF retaliation: IG

Jammu, May 18: In the backdrop of heavy shelling along the International Border in Samba and Jammu districts, BSF Inspector General Jammu Frontier Ram Awtar on Friday said the situation along the border is tense and Pakistan has suffered heavy damage in retaliation by BSF.

"The way they (Pakistan) are targetting, they will get the reply with similar calibre," Mr Awtar here told reporters afte


Friday, May 18, 2018Pak summons Indian envoy over 'unprovoked' LoC firing

Islamabad, May 18: Pakistan today summoned Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria over "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian forces along the Line of Control.

The Foreign Office (FO) here said in a statement that the acting foreign secretary summoned the Indian envoy and "condemned" the firing incidents today in Pukhlian, Cahprar, Harpal, Charwah and Shakargarh sectors.

Pakistan inform


Friday, May 18, 2018Unknown gunmen loot J&K Bank in Kulgam

Srinagar: Unknown Gunmen looted J&K Bank branch at Qaimooh area of Kulgam district a little while ago.

SSP Kulgam Harmeet Singh confirmed the incident and said that JK Branch Qaimoh has been looted with amount of 3 lac 28 thousand rupees.

Official sources told that unknown gunmen were two in number who entered bank and looted said money.

Meanwhile whole area has been cordoned off.


Friday, May 18, 2018Man involved in six cases detained under PSA in J&K

Jammu, May 18: A man allegedly involved in six cases of murder, extortion, burglary and others in different polis stations of Jammu and Kashmir, was detained in Jammu city after Public Safety Act (PSA) was slapped upon him, the police said today.

A warrant under PSA was issued by the district magistrate Jammu against Baber Khan of Bhagwati Nagar, following which he was detained, a police offic


Friday, May 18, 2018Hundred per cent confident of proving majority: Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru, May 18: Welcoming the Supreme Court order for a floor test, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today asserted he was "100 per cent" confident that he would prove the majority in the state Assembly.

"We will abide by the Supreme Court verdict...we have got100 per cent support and cooperation to prove the majority," Yeddyurappa told reporters here soon after the apex court's or


Friday, May 18, 2018SC order vindicates Congress' stand: Rahul

New Delhi, May 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hailed a Supreme Court order directing the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly on Saturday and said it vindicates the party's stand that Governor Vajubhai Vala acted unconstitutionally.

Gandhi said that the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) bluff has been called out by the court and the party will now try to form government through mon


Friday, May 18, 2018Youth in Hajin tortured to death by militants

Bandipora, May 18: Militants yesterday night abducted a person Hilal Ahmad Parray from Hajin area of Bandipora District who was later found dead in a nursery at a nearby locality.

In the intervening night of 16 & 17 May, three to four Pakistan based militants assisted by a local militant Saleem Parray affiliated with the outlawed militant organization LeT forcefully barged inside the house of


Friday, May 18, 2018BSF jawan, couple killed, 8 civilians injured as Pak shells border villages in Jammu, Samba,

Jammu, May 18: A BSF jawan and a couple were killed and eight civilians injured as Pakistan shelled heavily in Jammu and Samba districts early morning on Friday.

"Pakistani troops during wee hours on Friday yet again resorted to heavy mortar shelling in Arnia, R S Pura sectors of Jammu and Samba sectors," official sources here told TNN.

They said that the cross-border shelling has so far le


Friday, May 18, 2018Militants attack SF patrol party in North Kashmir

Srinagar, May 18: An exchange of fire took place between militants and security forces in Hajin area of north Kashmir district of Bandipora early Friday morning, official sources said.

However, no injuries were reported.

They said a patrol party of security forces was attacked by militants at 0145 hrs at Hajin with automatic weapons. Security forces also retaliated and exchange of fire con


Friday, May 18, 2018Weapons of 3 police guards missing in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 18: Jammu and Kashmir police has launched a massive hunt to trace three weapons which were found missing from a police post in Dalgate area of the summer capital, Srinagar, official source said on Friday.

They said panic gripped a hotel when police guards posted there found three weapons missing late last night from the post.

Senior police officers were immediately informed a


Friday, May 18, 2018BSF jawan martyred, 4 civilians injured as Pak violates ceasefire in Jammu, Samba

Jammu, May 18: A BSF jawan was martyred and four civilians were injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistani Army along the international border in Jammu and Samba districts early Friday.

"Pakistani troops during wee hours on Friday yet again resorted to heavy mortar shelling in Arnia, R S Pura sectors of Jammu and Samba sectors," official sources here told TNN.

They said that the cross-bor


Friday, May 18, 2018Vyas set to get another term

JAMMU: Clearing decks for yet another extension for the incumbent B B Vyas, the Centre in a significant development, affected amendment to a rule, providing for a longer tenure to the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, a move that may allow a Vyas to hold the coveted post for as long as November 2019.

Vyas’s extended term as the top bureaucrat of the state was to expire on May 31. However,


Friday, May 18, 2018From today, death penaltyfor raping kids below 12 yrs

Guv Vohra promulgates historic ordinances

SRINAGAR: In a significant move aimed at curbing the violence against women, Governor N N Vohra on Thursday brought into effect the historic ordinance providing death penalty for the rape of children below 12 while also shifting the 'burden of proof' on the accused in such cases.

The Governor approved another ordinance which provides for preventing a minor from sexual assault, sexual harassmen


Friday, May 18, 2018GUN LICENCES SCAM 5 DCs in net as VoK lodges FIR after Home Deptt indicts irregularities during 2011-16

JAMMU: As many as five Deputy Commissioners (DCs) posted during the period of 2011-16 have come under the subject of investigation by Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VoK) after the Home Department filed a formal complaint with the State Vigilance Organization (SVO), following the reports pouring in from Rajasthan about the issuance of arms licences from J&K State in past years in bulk and that to


Friday, May 18, 2018Return home, contest election Raina appeals to terror lord Salahuddin

JAMMU: On the day one of Ramazan Ceasefire in J&K, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) state unit president Ravinder Raina made a rather interesting appeal, none other to terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chief, Syed Salahuddin to come back to J&K and join main stream.

Talking to the media persons at Jammu Airport after being sworn in as new state unit president of ruling BJP, Raina also asked youn


Friday, May 18, 2018Gharota PS Graft Case

SHO, SPO questioned; FIR lodged as complainant hit

JAMMU: A day after Police Station Gharota hit media limelight for graft charges, the State Vigilance Organization (SVO) today called the SHO concerned namely Gurmeet Singh for questioning, even as complainant made a fresh allegation that he was attacked by unidentified persons, filing another complaint at the Police Station.

As the investigations in graft case where a Gujjar was falsely labeled as a bovine smuggler and later asked for money in lieu of releasing his vehicle, were on, the SVO on Thursday grilled the Special Police Officer (SPO), who happens to be the Karyakhas of the SHO, i


Friday, May 18, 20182 cops detained after three rifles go missing

SRINAGAR: Two State Police personnel were detained for questioning tonight after they reported to the authority that terrorists had attacked their guard post and took away their rifles, police said.

The incident happened at a guard post outside a hotel Hill Skirt at Buchwara, Dalgate this evening and comes a day after terrorists decamped with service rifle from a policeman at Kashmir Universit


Friday, May 18, 2018BSF Jawan, Civilian injured in Pak firing

JAMMU: A BSF jawan was among two persons injured when Pakistan Rangers opened fire and lobbed mortars at over 15 Border Out Posts and some civilian areas along the International Border in Samba and Kathua districts, an official said today.

The firing and mortar shelling along the IB in Samba district started around 2 am, while it started at around 10 PM last night in Kathua's Hiranagar sector, a senior BSF officer told.

BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated and the exchange of fire was going on when reports last came in, the officer said.

Schools in five km area along the IB


Friday, May 18, 2018Clashes in Kathua after Police stops illegal const

7 cops, BSP leaders among several injured

JAMMU: The law and order situation worsened in district Kathua after police, on the direction of the District Magistrate (DM) Kathua, resorted to cane charge and shelling teargas against a mob which started stone pelting after their bid to encroach a primly located piece of 9 kanal state land was foiled.

During police action and stone pelting, several persons including seven cops and BSP leaders including party’s president namely Somnath Magotra also received injuries.

The incident took place late evening hours at Nag Nagar, situated in close vicinity of Kathua Bus Stand, where some peo


Friday, May 18, 2018Ceasefire a cruel joke: Separatists

SRINAGAR: Kashmiri Separatists on Thursday dubbed the ceasefire announced by the Centre "a cruel joke on the people of the Valley".

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, met at Geelani's residence to deliberate on the various dimensions of what they called "Operation Halt" announced by the Home Ministry.


Friday, May 18, 2018Shun guns, DGP urges militants

SRINAGAR: State police chief S P Vaid today said the families of local militants should take advantage of the Centre's announcement that no operations would be launched during Ramzan and ask their sons to leave the path of violence.

The Union government yesterday directed security forces not to launch counter-terror operations during the Muslim holy month which began today, but said they reser


Friday, May 18, 2018RASANA Record statements in presence of family members : SC tells JKP

JAMMU: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the state police to record witnesses’ statements from a visible distance in the Kathua case, reports said.

The top court directed that the probe should happen in presence of their family members, a Delhi based news gathering agency reported.

The decision was taken by the apex court after three witnesses alleged “torture” by the police during the


Thursday, May 17, 2018Market checking on Ramdhan: Rs 10900 fine charged from erring traders

POONCH: Joint teams of enforcement agencies conducted massive market inspection across this border district to check overcharging and quality of food on the eve of Ramdhan, here today.
The drive was conducted in all the tehsils and Rs 10900 was realised from the erring traders.
Rotten eatables including vegetables, fruit, milk and milk products were destroyed during the drive. The fine realised included Rs 2000 at tehsil Haveli, Rs 4800 at Mendhar, Rs 2300 at Balakote and Rs 1500 at Mandi.
The market checking drives were conducted by team of officials drawn from Food, Civil supplies and Co


Thursday, May 17, 2018World Telecommunication Information Society Day Celebrated

Sunil favours equipping of power sector with Artificial Intelligence

JAMMU: Stressing on the need to promote use of Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) to achieve greatest efficiency, Minister for Power Development, Sunil Kumar Sharma today said that their optimal use can positively help in the development of the society and economy .
The Minister was speaking at a seminar on the theme “Enabling the positive use of Artificial


Thursday, May 17, 2018DM Poonch takes up issue of Surankote Ground with Army Authorities

Joint inspection ordered

POONCH: The District Magistrate Poonch Mohammad Aijaz Asad today ordered a joint inspection by revenue authorities and defence estates/army authorities to settle the land issue between education department and Romeo Force in Surankote.
The decision was taken after a meeting of concerned officers was convened by the DM to resolve the issue. The meeting was attended by by SDM Surankote Mohd Rashi


Thursday, May 17, 2018Ministers interact with students of Haji Public School

DODA: Minister for School Education, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, Advisor to Chief Minister Prof. Amitabh Matoo and Minister of state for Education, and Tourism Shakti Raj Parihar today paid a visit to Haji Public School Breswana, located in a remote mountainous region of district Doda.
DDC Doda Bhawani Rakwal, Director School Education Jammu, SSP Doda Shab


Thursday, May 17, 2018Provide quality education, maintain peace in colleges: Ansari

Higher education set for overhaul in JK

SRINAGAR: Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Higher Education, Molvi Imran Reza Ansari today urged educationists and academics to provide quality education at all levels.
Speaking at a maiden review meeting of higher education department, the minister said asked the participating principals of various Degree Colleges of Kashmir region to help in overhauling higher secto


Thursday, May 17, 2018Zulfkar for effective measures to protect Waqaf properties

Directs JKPCC to complete lift work, health centre at Haj House

SRINAGAR: Minister for School Education, Haj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs today directed the concerned to take concerted efforts to protect the Waqaf properties and enhance its income as well.
The Minister expressed these views at a meeting organized to review the functioning of Haj and Auqaf department. Besides, the income generated for 2017-18 is Rs 2372.42 lakh, while the expenditure for the


Thursday, May 17, 2018DC Samba reviews achievements under CSS ahead of DISHA meeting

Dist admin team visits border areas

SAMBA: District Development Commissioner Samba, S Rajinder Singh Tara chaired a preliminary meeting of District Development Co-ordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) to review physical and financial achievements under Central Sponsored Schemes (CSS) for the financial year 2017-18.
The meeting also discussed plans for the financial year 2018-19 including new initiatives under Central Sponsor


Thursday, May 17, 2018Governor promulgates “The Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018”; and “The Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance, 2018”

SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra has promulgated: (i) “The Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018”; and (ii) “The Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance, 2018”.
In view of the surge in violence against women in general and sexual violence in particular in various parts of the country, including the State of J&K, need was felt to carry out certain amendments in the Criminal Laws (the Ranbir Penal Code, Samvat, 1989; the Code of Criminal Procedure, Samvat, 1989; and the Evidence Act, Samvat, 1977) on the analogy of the amendments made in th


Thursday, May 17, 2018Prof. Soz meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.
Governor and Prof. Soz had wide ranging discussions on several important issues relating to the restoration of peace and normalcy in J&K.


Thursday, May 17, 2018RDD schemes transforming socio-economic profile of rural areas: Veeri

Ask DDCs to lay special thrust on rural development sector

SRINAGAR: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Rehman Veeri has said that RDD plays a pivotal role in the transformation of rural sector and everyone associated with this department needs to take keen interest in achieving the positive results. He said the schemes in RD sector are changing socio-economic profile and developmental landscape of the rural areas.
The Minister sai


Thursday, May 17, 2018Altaf Bukhari reviews drainage system of Amira Kadal constituency

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Labor and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today reviewed the drainage facilities available in Amira Kadal constituency and directed to reconstruct and remodel the existing drainage from Ahmad Hospital to Sultanabad, Nowgam.
The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer ERA, Exen ERA, AEE City Drainage SMC, and Exen City Drainage SMC and the residents of variou


Thursday, May 17, 2018Ashraf Mir reviews relocation status of Panthachowk, Athwajan stone quarries

SRINAGAR: Minister for Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS & CA), Mohammad Ashraf Mir, today convened a meeting to review the status of the relocation of stone quarries of Panthachowk and Athwajan.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Director Geology and Mining Farooq Ahmad Khan and other concerned officials from PWD, Revenue and other alli


Thursday, May 17, 2018Altaf Bukhari chairs meeting to review refund of GST

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Labor and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today chaired a meeting to review the refund process of GST.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Finance Naveen Kumar Chaudhary, President Federation of Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK), Mohammad Ashraf Mir, FCIJ Lalit Mahajan and other representatives of business fraternity.
The meeting discussed v


Thursday, May 17, 2018Bandh reviews implementation of CM’s commitments in Pulwama

PULWAMA: Minister for Agriculture Production, Mohammad Khalil Bandh, today convened a meeting to review the status of directions passed by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for the district during her public outreach programme.
Minister of State for Forest, PHE/ I&FC Zahoor Ahmed Mir, MLA Tral Mushtaq Ahmed Shah and Ex-MLA Shopian Abdul Razaq Zawoora were also present in the meeting. The meeting was also attended by DDC Pulwama Ghulam Muhammad Dar, SSP Pulwama and other district and sectoral officers.
The Agriculture Minister, while reviewing the implementation of the CM’s commitments, dire


Thursday, May 17, 2018Hanjura for strict action against encroachers of govt land

SRINAGAR: Minister for Revenue, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, today directed custodian department to initiate legal action against encroachers of government land.
The Minister said this while chairing a meeting convened to review the functioning of the Custodian Department here.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Revenue, Custodian General, Custodian Kashmir, Custodian Jammu, Direct


Thursday, May 17, 2018Private Schools Association calls on Altaf Bukhari

SRINAGAR: A delegation of owners of Private Schools Association led by Showkat Chaudhary Thursday called on Minister for Finance, Labor and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and apprised him about various issues confronting them.
The Minister gave patient hearing to the delegation and lauded the role of the private schools in education sector in the state and assured them that government wi


Thursday, May 17, 2018Sunil, Dy Speaker review power scenario in Gurez

SRINAGAR: Minister for Power Development Sunil Kumar Sharma along with Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Khan Gurezi today convened a meeting to take stock of functioning and progress on various developmental activities being carried out by the Power Development Department in Gurez sub-division.
Commissioner Secretary PDD Hridesh Kumar, Development Commissioner PDD Asgar Ali Majaz


Thursday, May 17, 2018Mir Zahoor for regular upkeep of water treatment plants

Reviews progress of PHE Sector in Kashmir division; directs better amenities to people during Ramadan

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for PHE, I&FC, Forest, Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad, today chaired a meeting to review the progress of various developmental works under Public Health Engineering (PHE) sector in Kashmir Division.
The Minister stressed on the PHE officials to work with utmost dedication and zeal and improve the work culture at the grass root level to provide


Thursday, May 17, 2018JK Editors Forum delegation calls on Secretary Information

SRINAGAR: JK Editors Forum on Thursday called on Secretary to the Govt, Information Department, Sarmad Hafeez and discussed various issues being faced by the editors of various newspapers within the state and sought early redress of their grievances.
The delegation was led by Convener of the Association, Zahoor Hashmi (Aftab), Co-Convener, Mohammad Aslam (KNS), Rashid Rahil (Asian Mail), Arshid


Thursday, May 17, 2018Wrestler Nirmal lifts 20th Bhamag Kesari title

UDHAMPUR: Wrestler Nirmal of Master Chandgi Ram Akhara Delhi lifted “20th Annual Bhamag Kesari” Title 2018 by defeating Wrestler Mustba Kamal (Bablu) of Basantgarh of Udhampur District in a very tough fight here at Sardabbar, Kalsote on the sidelines of Shiv Parvati Mela.
Minister of State for Finance, Planning, Law & Justice, Ajay Nanda was the chief guest on the occasion.
The Dangal was org


Thursday, May 17, 2018Tassaduq Mufti reviews developmental scenario in Pahalgam

PAHALGAM: Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti Wednesday convened a meeting of officers to review development works being executed by various agencies in Pahalgam.
MLA Pahalgam Altaf Ahamd Wani, Vice Chairman JKTDC Rafi Ahmad Mir, Secretary Tourism Rigzin Samphel, Chief Executive Officer Pahalgam Development Authority Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani and other officers of Tourism, PDA and district administration attended the meeting.
The Minister stressed upon the need for improved coordination among departments including PDA, PWD R&B, UEED, PHE, PDD, Health, Education and Tourism Department so


Thursday, May 17, 2018Zulfkar for conducive atmosphere for achieving academic excellence

SRINAGAR: Minister for School Education, Hajj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has emphasized on the need for creating conducive atmosphere so that students are not deprived of their basic right to receive good education.
The Minister expressed these views at a felicitation function organized by a private schools association ‘J&K Joint Coordination Committee of Private Schools’


Thursday, May 17, 2018Sunil Shamra inaugurates upgraded Grid Station

Seeks uninterrupted power supply for consumers

JAMMU: Minister for Power, Sunil Kumar Sharma today inaugurated a new 50 MVA transformer installed to upgrade the existing Grid Station here at Canal Road.
The Minister was informed that the upgrading of the grid station will benefit residents of Canal Road, Talab Tillo, Jewel, Bakshi Nagar, Chatha, Satwari, Shakti Nagar, Resham Ghar and adjoining areas. The new 50 MVA transformer installed at t


Thursday, May 17, 2018CEC chairs Executive Council meeting, stresses for timely completion of projects

KARGIL: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor Kargil Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan today chaired the monthly meeting of the Executive Council of LAHDC, Kargil. During the course of the meeting the CEC reviewed the implementation of the decisions taken in the last meeting of the Executive Council and also took stock of the pace of work on various development projects.
Executive Councillor for Education A


Thursday, May 17, 2018Samoon reviews functioning of Revenue department

SRINAGAR: Financial Commissioner Revenue, Dr. Asgar Hussain Samoon, today reviewed the functioning of Revenue department in a video conference with all Deputy Commissioners of the State.
Samoon issued instructions for mobilizing the activities related to the Revenue department and ensure delivery of various services to the general public.
The Financial Commissioner also assured that concerns as


Thursday, May 17, 2018EDI conducts awareness camp at Kargil

KARGIL: Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute JKEDI Kargil in collaboration with Smart Association Shargole, under the aegis of LAHDC Kargil organized a day long Awareness cum Registration Camp (EAP) for educated unemployed youth of Shargole area at Higher Secondary School Shargole here on Wednesday.
Hundreds of unemployed youth including students of the school participated in


Thursday, May 17, 2018Helpline numbers to be set up for farmers: Dir Agriculture

SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, Thursday instructed the chief agriculture officers of all concerned districts for the issuance of advisories on regular basis in order that the farmers can appropriately plan their field activities.
The Director also instructed the officers to offer assistance to farmers with regard to smart water management techniques and technical expertise for the achievement of optimal utilization of water available for irrigation.
He also directed for the establishment of helpline numbers for farmers enabling access to services of agricu


Thursday, May 17, 2018DC Leh reviews arrangements for PM’s visit

LEH: In connection with Prime Minister’s visit to Leh, Deputy Commissioner Avny Lavasa today chaired a meeting to review the arrangements for PM’s visit to the district.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Mosis Kunzang, SSP Sargun Shukla, besides seniors officers of PWD, Police, Security, R&B, PHE, Health and school education were present in the meeting.
The meeting held threadbare discussions on s


Thursday, May 17, 2018Ensure adherence to delivery norms: FCSCA to Oil companies

SRINAGAR: In response to public complaints, the FCS&CA department today issued strict instructions to oil marketing companies to ensure adherence to norms specifying necessary performance of weightment and leak-checking of LPG refill cylinders at the time of service delivery.
The companies have been asked to ensure that delivery vans of cooking gas agencies carry a weighing scale of capacity 50kg class III having least count of 10g as specified under the Legal Metrology Act which also requires the delivery persons to check gas leakage with leak-detectors to ensure the safety of consumers and


Thursday, May 17, 2018Market Checking Squad conducts visit, fine imposed against erring shopkeepers

KARGIL: On the directions of District Magistrate Kargil a market checking squad headed by the Assistant Director FCS&CA Kargil and Naib Tehsildar Kargil today conducted massive market checking from Baroo to Islamia School Chowk and other spots in Kargil town and adjoining areas.
During the inspection the team comprised of the officers from Health, Sheep Husbandry and Police Department seized a huge quantity of stale fruit, bakery, ice cream and other inedible food items which were destroyed on spot.
Moreover fine worth Rs 44000/= was imposed upon the shopkeepers on spot for violating the


Thursday, May 17, 2018Dry fodder available at subsidized rates at Leh farms

LEH: The Sheep Husbandry Department Leh has said that it has surplus dry fodder (alfa-alfa) available at various departmental farms of Stakna, Matho and Upshi.
The fodder is available for sale at the subsidized rate of 780 rupees per quintal. Those interested have been asked to contact the department during working hours.


Thursday, May 17, 2018SDA demolishes illegal structures, retrieves encroached land

SRINAGAR: The enforcement wing of Srinagar Development Authority as part of its special demolition drive Thursday carried out demolitions at various places under their jurisdiction in Srinagar.
The drive was carried out at Shalteng, Bemina and Parimpora areas where several locations were cleared of illegals encroachments. The drives were conducted in coordination with local police stations.
Meanwhile, the SDA has appealed the general public not to indulge in illegal constructions or dumping of construction material on the SDA land.


Thursday, May 17, 2018State Football Academy opens at Kargil

KARGIL: The State Football Academy (SFA) Kargil unit was formally kick started at a function organized at Auditorium Hall here on Wednesday. The opening of the unit in the district will provide much needed professional training to the local players under the guidance of professional coaches besides raising infrastructure in the form of football stadia as well as other modern facilities.
Chief Pl


Thursday, May 17, 2018Power supply to remain affected

JAMMU: In order to carry out various development works by M/s IRCON International Ltd. under R-APDRP Scheme, the shutdown of 11 KV feeders is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Babliana and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on May 19 from 9 am to 1 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Sainik Colony and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on May 18 from 9 am to 1 pm.
Likewise, the power supply to Trikuta Nagar, PHE and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on May 19 from 9 am to 1 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Satwari, Nai Basti and its adjoining


Thursday, May 17, 2018BSF jawan among two injured in Pak shelling along IB in Samba-Kathua region

Jammu, May 17: A BSF jawan was among two persons injured when Pakistan Rangers opened fire and lobbed mortars at over 15 Border Out Posts and some civilian areas along the International Border in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said today.

The firing and mortar shelling along the IB in Samba district started around 2 am, while it started at around 10 PM last night


Thursday, May 17, 2018Holy fasting month begins, 'shahar khans' back on streets to wake up people

Srinagar, May 17: The holy fasting month of Ramazan, the ninth month of Islamic calendar, began in Kashmir valley, where 'shahar khans' are back on streets to wake up people to consume ‘Shahari’, meals before the fast started.

The significance of 'sahar khans' remained there despite people having latest electronic gadgets, including alarm facility in mobile phones.

‘Sahar khans’, persons --


Thursday, May 17, 2018Harsh Dev Singh's take on Ramazan Ceasefire

Ramazan Ceasefire | In conversation with State Chief of Jammu Kashmir National Panther's party, Harsh Dev Singh.


Thursday, May 17, 2018Roadside tea stalls, restaurants closed as fasting month of Ramazan begins in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 17: Majority roadside tea stalls, restaurants and Food Street were closed on Thursday in Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, as the holy fasting months of Ramazan began after the sighting of moon on Wednesday night.

A UNI correspondent, who visited a number of areas in the city, saw roadside vendors, hotels and restaurants shut.

The “Food Street” in the civil l


Thursday, May 17, 2018India rejects OIC statement on Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, May 17: India on Thursday rejected resolutions relating to Jammu and Kashmir adopted in the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting held in Dhaka earlier this month.

"We observe with utmost regret as well as categorically reject the resolutions adopted by Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir at the 45th CFM session of OIC in Dhaka, Bangladesh held on May 5


Thursday, May 17, 2018Congress, JD-S protest Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as Karnataka CM

Bengaluru, May 17: The beleaguered Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leaders on Thursday staged a protest against BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as the Karnataka Chief Minister, terming it unconstitutional.

Leaders of the Congress and JD-S, who had hastily stitched a post-poll alliance, staged the protest in front of the state legislature building soon after Yeddyurappa was adm


Thursday, May 17, 2018Two killed as car catches fire

Jaipur, May 17: Two persons were killed when their car caught fire after ramming into a roadside bridge in Rajasthan's Udaipur district, police said today.

The car going to Vadodara from Pindwara rammed into the bridge near Mokela village last night.

While one unidentified passenger was charred to death, driver Mukesh Jangid (21) died due to severe burn injuries and shock, assistant sub-in


Thursday, May 17, 2018Youth found dead in Hajin orchard

Srinagar, May 17: Dead body of a 23-year old youth was recovered under mysterious circumstances from an Apple orchard at Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday.

Locals of the area spotted the dead body lying in the orchard and took it to the hospital, sources said.
The deceased has been identified as Hial Ahmad Parray son of Abdul Rashid Parray, a resident of Shakurdin Mohall


Thursday, May 17, 2018Parents of two minor sisters traced by Police; Reunited with their family

Srinagar, May 17: Today two minor sisters were brought by locals to police post Bemina Srinagar. Accordingly, police initiated the efforts to trace the residential particulars of these two minor sisters. Photographs of the minor sisters were immediately circulated in the media houses including on social networking sites.

Within an hour residential particulars of the minor were traced with the


Thursday, May 17, 2018Ramazan ceasefire: Urge your sons to leave path of violence, DGP to families of militants

Srinagar, May 17: A day after the Centre announced unilateral ceasefire during the month of Ramazan in Kashmir valley, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said the families of local militants should urge their sons to leave path of violence and live peacefully.

“Taking advantage of fresh initiative of GOI during Ramadan, families of local militants should urge their sons to leave path of


Thursday, May 17, 2018Partly cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, May 17: It was a partly cloudy morning on Thursday in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.1 degrees Celsius, the season's average.

"The sky will remain partly cloudy and there are chances of rainfall and thunderstorm by evening or late night," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature was expected to hover around


Thursday, May 17, 2018Markets open in green

Mumbai, May 17: Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 35,387.88 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 35,483.62 points.

Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 34,432.17 points, up by 44.29 points, or 0.13 per cent.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-


Thursday, May 17, 2018Yeddyurappa sworn in as CM

Bengaluru, May 17: Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa was today sworn in as the 24th Chief Minister of Karnataka.

This is the third term as Chief Minister for Mr Yeddyurappa. He was sworn in alone and is likely to expand the cabinet after proving his majority in the Assembly.


Thursday, May 17, 2018BSF Jawan injured due to cross border Firing in Samba Sector

SAMBA: A Border Security Force (BSF) Jawan was injured on Thursday in firing by Pakistani rangers on the international border in Samba district.

The injured BSF troop has been identified as Pravin Kumar Mishra of 80 BN BSF posted in Border out post at Regal.

According to the sources, the Pakistani rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on the IB in Samba Sector during the intervening night a


Thursday, May 17, 2018VIDEO | Pakistan violates ceasefire, targeted civilian areas in Samba

Samba, May 17: Pakistan again violates the ceasefire violation and targeted the civilian areas in the international border in Samba sector here today.

According to the sources, the firing started Wednesday night when the Pakistan rangers started heavy mortar shelling and targeted the civilian areas of the samba sector. The Pakistani rangers targeted the villages of samba sector including Regal


Thursday, May 17, 2018NEW DELHI’S BIGGEST CBM YET: No CI Ops in J&K during Ramzan

Security forces to retaliate if attacked, if essential to protect lives

JAMMU: In one of the biggest Confidence Building Measure ever to be rolled out from New Delhi, the Centre on Wednesday announced putting to a halt launching of any counter-insurgency operations by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan, thus accepting the appeal of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti made a week ago.

Treading on cautious path, especially in the wake of


Thursday, May 17, 2018Mehbooba, Kavinder, Ram, Omar hail move

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta, BJP’s national general secretary Ram Madhav and opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today welcomed the Centre's decision to not launch any security operations in state during the Muslim fasting month of Ramzan.

"The decision would go a long way in healing the wounds of people of the state who have be


Thursday, May 17, 2018Unprecedented: SC’s mid-night hearing on Karnataka

NEW DELHI: In a significant move, the Supreme Court tonight agreed to hear at 1:45 am the petition filed by the Congress and the JD(S) challenging Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to invite the BJP to form the government in the southern state.

The Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra constituted a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan to hear the matter in c


Thursday, May 17, 2018No Ceasefire, we will continue ‘fight’: LeT

SRINAGAR: Enemy as they are of the Kashmir since ever, the terrorists have dismissed the truce announcement by Centre, asserting that no compromise can be made in their so-called ‘freedom struggle’.

Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Wednesday said that cease-fire was no option and no thought can be given on such compromise.

“We deem it as sin and disgrace to the sacrifi


Thursday, May 17, 2018Nirmal’s wife, five others served contempt notices

HC seeks compliance report from Div Com, DC, SSP, Com Rev

JAMMU: In a major setback to the Speaker Legislative Assembly Nirmal Singh who has been embroiled in controversies for constructing a house near Army establishment in Nagrota, the state High Court on Wednesday initiated contempt proceedings against his wife Mamta Singh-in whose name the house is, along with a number of high-level administrative officers including Shahid Anayat Ullah Commissioner


Thursday, May 17, 2018On day one, 4 terror strikes, 3 civilians injured, gun snatched

SRINAGAR: On the day, Centre announced a conditional ceasefire in the state, the Valley witnessed multiple terror strikes, four to be precise in Valley alone, none of them initiated by the security forces, but by terrorists, resulting into injuries to three civilians, and a gun snatched.

In an early morning strike, terrorists attacked an army patrol in Tral region in Pulwama, however, failing


Thursday, May 17, 2018Pak breaches IB truce, heavy shelling in Hgr

JAMMU: On the eve of Ramzan, tensions escalated at Indo-Pak International Border in Jammu region once again as Pakistan once again violated ceasefire targeting BSF forward posts in Hiranagar sector.

The fresh firing from enemy nation came only hours after BSF had thwarted an infiltration bid Wednesday morning along the International Border (IB) in Samba district and only a day after a BSF cons


Thursday, May 17, 2018DGP ROW Mishra’s plea challenging SP Vaid’s appt dismissed

‘Merit, not Seniority, has to prevail’

JAMMU: Deciding on the contention over two most senior police officers of the state, the High Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by S K Mishra, presently Managing Director, J&K Police Housing Corporation, challenging appointment of Dr S P Vaid, as Director General of Police, terming it as without any merit.

Mishra- the senior most IPS officer in the state, had filed a petition, af


Wednesday, May 16, 2018MLA, DDC Attend Urs of Hazrat Sain Ilahi Baksh at Loran

POONCH: Member Legislative Assembly Poonch Shah Mohd Tantray and District Development Commissioner Poonch Mohammad Aijaz Asad today attended the concluding day of Urs of Sain Ilahi Baksh at Battalkote, Loran and paid their obeisance at the shrine.
The second day of annual Urs of Saint Ilahi Baksh witnessed participation of thousands of people from across the Poonch district and other parts of the state and outside the state.
MLA Haveli who remained present at the shrine during two day of Urs met the devotees and said that the shrine of Sufi saint stands as an emblem of compassion, peace and


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Police Training Course for JKAS Probationers Batch concludes

Udhampur: Sher-I-Kashmir Police Academy organised 3- days Police Training course for 33 Junior Scale JKAS Probationary officers of batch 2014 concluded here today
The course was organised with the objectives to aware the trainee officers about the working of Police in different situations arising simultaneously or at different point of time. Secondly to promote mutual understanding, interaction and forge synergy between the Executive and Police while performing public functions. Thirdly as future magistrates to make them aware about the challenges they would be encountering and to deal with


Wednesday, May 16, 2018KVK organises Training Programme on Entrepreneurship Development

Reasi: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of SKUAST-J today organised one day training programme on “Entrepreneurship Development in Organic Agriculture” at Talwara village.
A number of progressive farmers attended the programme.
Scientist & Head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Dr. Banarsi Lal interacted with the farmers and emphasized on the scientific organic crops production to create income. He also highlighted soil health management by using the organic agriculture technologies , addition of different organic inputs like organic manures, Panchgavaya, fermented butter milk, Beejamrit, Jee


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Distt Adm Organises Public Meetings at Thandapani, Rajdhani

RAJOURI: District Administration, Rajouri continuing its outreach programme organised a series of public meetings aimed at grievance redressal, review of public demands related to socio-economic development, essential services and development infrastructure.
Asstt Commissioner Revenue, A Q Mir, CEO Lal Hussain, ExEn PWD M A Raina, ExEn PHE Nissar Khan, ExEn EM&RE Munshi Khan, DIO Mohammad Shafait, AD FCS&CA Javed Choudhary, District Officers of various departments, field functionaries and large number of citizens were present in the public meetings chaired by the District Development Commiss


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Power shutdown

Jammu: As per Chief Engineer, Electric Maintt & RE Wing, Jammu, the power supply to areas fed from 33 KV Canal, Medical, Chatha and Satwari lines shall remain affected on May 17 from 09 am to 11 am.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Mehbooba welcomes Centre's announcement to halt security ops

Says it would go long way in healing wounds of JK’s people, provide requisite breather which Ramadhan exemplifies

Appeals all to respond positively, thanks all political parties for backing her up
SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has welcomed the Centre’s announcement of halting the security operations in Jammu & Kashmir during the holy month of Ramadhan which is about to start.
In a statement, the Chief Minister said the decision would go a long way in healing the wounds of people of the State’s people who have been suffering the tragedies and pain of violence and uncertainty for the past three decades or so. What best a time to go for this significant decision than the onset of holy month of


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Mehbooba greets people on Ramadhan eve

Let us seek Allah’s blessings, forgiveness, end to violence, acrimony

Appeals people to remember helpless, destitute, donate generously for social causes
SRINAGAR: As the holy month of Ramadhan is all set to start, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated people of the State while appealing them to seek blessings, forgiveness, peace and an end to violence during their prayers.
In her message on the occasion, the Chief Minister hoped the holy month marks the beginning of an era of peace, free from bloodshed and acrimony. “I pray that this holy month brings along all the divine blessings for our state and its people”, the Chief Minister prayed in her mess


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Governor extends greetings on Ramzan-ul-Mubarak

SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra has greeted the people on the commencement of the holy month of Ramzan and hoped that this auspicious period would be a harbinger of peace, amity, communal harmony, brotherhood and prosperity in the State.
In a message, Governor observed that the holy month of Ramzan is a period dedicated to fasting, selfless service and prayers and highlights the values of patience, self-restraint, tolerance and austerity, which promote feelings of compassion and respect for others.
Governor prayed for the well-being of the people of the State.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018ADGP Security meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Muneer Ahmad Khan, ADGP Home Guards and Security, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today and briefed Governor about several important matters relating to Security management. He particularly discussed the arrangements for PM’s forthcoming visit and the ensuing Shri Amarnathji Yatra.
Governor emphasized on Sh. Khan the vital importance of regularly reviewing and effectiv


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Governor releases “Shri Amarnathji Yatra Guide Book-2018”

SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra released Shri Amarnathji Yatra Guide Book-2018 which has been brought out by Tourism Federation of Jammu (TFJ), at the Raj Bhavan today. This Guide Book provides useful information for assisting the intending pilgrims to Shri Amarnathji Yatra about various matters relating to the pilgrimage which commences on 28th June 2018.
This year’s Guide Book contains useful i


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Kavinder stresses on inculcating moral values, ethics among students

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today said that schools are revered as a sacred place in the society in view of their role in shaping the future of the nation and it must be our prime concern to impart quality education to students besides promoting ethical values among them.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking during a function organized by a private school here at Sainik Colony.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Naeem Akhtar visits Shahr-e-Khaas

Takes stock of development works; Reviews Ramadan arrangements at Jamia Masjid, Hazratbal, other shrines

SRINAGAR: Following up on the commitments made by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Minister of Public Works and Culture, Naeem Akhtar, today undertook an extensive tour of Shahr-e-Khaas here to personally review the progress of development works in Srinagar’s Old City areas.
The Minister also visited the historic Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta and various revered shrines in the Old City to review t


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Deputy CM kick-starts up-gradation work of roads in Gandhi Nagar

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta said that the government is working under a well-knit strategy to ensure overall development of the state.
Kavinder Gupta said this during his tour to Gandhi Nagar and its adjoining areas to launch various development works. He laid foundation stone for development works to be executed through his constituency Development Fund (CDF), here today.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Altaf Bukhari reviews implementation of DDB decisions, commitments of Anantnag district

Appreciates district officers for implementing decisions in letter and spirit

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance and Labour & Employment, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Wednesday reviewed the implementation District Development Board decision of District Anantnag 2015-16 and the action taken report on the commitments of the Chief Minister regarding Anantnag District.
The meeting was attended by legislators Syed Farooq Andrabi, Altaf Ahmad Kaloo, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Abdul Rahim Ra


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Khalil Bandh reviews Ramadhan arrangements at Pulwama

SRINAGAR: Minister for Agriculture Muhammad Khalil Bandh today convened a meeting to review arrangements being put in place for Ramadhan in Pulwama district.
The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Forest, PHE/ I&FC Zahoor Ahmed Mir, MLA Tral Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, Ex MLA Shopian Abdul RazakZawoora.
The meeting was also attended by District Development Commissioner Pulwama Ghulam Muhamma


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Rajiv Jasrotia directs JKPCB to shift to online system

Minister reviews functioning of Pollution Control Board

SRINAGAR: In order to increase transparency in the working of Jammu Kashmir State Pollution Control Board (JKPCB), Minister for Forests, Ecology & Environment Rajiv Jasrotia today directed the Board to shift to on-line system at the earliest.
The Minister while chairing a review meeting of the Board said that innovative measures need to be taken to achieve the goal of clean and green state. Whi


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Altaf Bukhari inaugurates Organic Food Store at Jawahar Nagar

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance and Labour & Employment, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Wednesday inaugurated an organic food store at Jawahar Nagar.
Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary, Commissioner Secretary Agriculture MD Khan, Chairman JK Bank Parvez Ahmad, Managing Director of the Organic Food Store, Rohit Gupta were also present on the occasion.
The Minister appreciated the eff


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Chief Justice Sudhakar, Justice Mir accorded affectionate farewell by JK High Court at Jammu

JAMMU: To bid adieu to the Acting Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir on their being appointed as respective Chief Justice of Manipur and Meghalaya High Courts, a full court farewell reference was held at High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu here today.
The reference was attended by Judges of the High Court which includes Justice Alok Aradhe, Justice D S Thakur, J


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Asiea Naqash lays foundation of Rs 24 cr Sewerage System

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Social Welfare, Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash today laid a foundation stone for construction of a sewerage system around left areas of Dal Lake
The project provides a sewerage network, with manholes, house connections and pumping stations, for several peripheral areas of the Dal Lake. It will also include design, constructio


Wednesday, May 16, 2018DDB approves Rs 247.14 Cr Annual Plan for Baramulla

Veeri calls for strengthening services, removal of bottlenecks hindering vital projects

BARAMULLA: District Development Board (DDB) today approved Rs 247.14 crore annual plan for Baramulla district out of which Rs 13.94 crore for regular schemes, Rs 23.44 crore as loan, Rs 194.35 crore as Central Share, Rs 15.23 crore as State Share for CSS and Rs 15.34 lakh as Loan State Share for the year 2018-19 at its meeting held under the chairmanship of Minister for Rural Development and Pan


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Sajjad Kichloo chairs Joint House Committee meeting

SRINAGAR: A meeting of Joint House Committee of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council constituted on Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex, Jammu was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLC, Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo.
During threadbare discussions, the Committee expressed its displeasure over the inordinate delay in the submission of enquiry report about Toshakhana by the concerned authorities.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Chief Secretary reviews preparations for PMs dedication of 330MW Kishenganga HEP to nation

SRINAGAR: With Prime Minister slated to dedicate the prestigious 330MW Kishenganga HEP constructed in Gurez area of Bandipora District to the nation on 19th of May, 2018, Chief Secretary; B B Vyas Wednesday reviewed the preparations for the important event.
Chief Secretary discussed various aspects of the project and issued various instructions in regard to the preparations for the dedication ce


Wednesday, May 16, 2018JK Cements turnover Rs 114 cr in 2017-18, highest in 5 years

SRINAGAR: State-owned corporation JK Cements has recorded highest ever revenue of Rs 114 crore in 2017-18, highest in last five years.
This was revealed during a review meeting of the corporation by the Vice Chairman Er. Nazir Ahmad Yatoo at Sonwar office here.
The meeting was attended by Managing Director JK Cements, FA&CAO, DGM’s and other Heads of marketing &Sales, IT and other wings.
The Vice Chairman has apprised that the company achieved highest ever cement sales of 1,43,837 MTs during the year with a sales value of Rs. 114 crores.
As compared to the previous financial year, the cor


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Chief Secretary chairs 107th FAC meeting

Several proposals cleared

SRINAGAR: Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Wednesday in its 107th meeting cleared several proposals of urgent developmental and public importance, on the specified terms and conditions.
Administrative Secretaries of the Departments of PDD, PW (R&B), Forest, Ecology & Environment, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), J&K, Chief Wild Life Warden J&K, E


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Kifayat Rizvi reviews working of Labour Department

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi today reviewed the progress on implementation of various Labour Acts by the department and the benefits disbursed to workers and labourers in a meeting here today.
Labour Commissioner, Bashir Ahmad Khan, who is also the Chief Executive Officer J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB) gave


Wednesday, May 16, 2018PM Visit: Div Com reviews arrangements

SRINAGAR: Ahead of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Kashmir, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today reviewed the arrangements at a high-level meeting at his office.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mohammad Haroon Malik, IG Traffic, Basant Rath and other senior officers civil and police a


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Div Com Jammu takes stock of developmental works

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Hemant Kumar Sharma today conducted an extensive tour to take stock of the pace of progress on various developmental projects being executed by various agencies in and around Jammu.
During the tour, the Div Com visited sites of multi-level car parking cum shopping complex at General Bus Stand, semi-automatic multilevel parking at City Chowk, Raghunath market


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Zulfkar asks JKBOSE to completely switch to digital mode

‘Conduct 10th, 12th exams under CCTV surveillance’

SRINAGAR: Minister for School Education, Hajj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today impressed upon the officers of Jammu and Kashmir Board School Education (JKBOSE) to expedite the process of switching completely to the digital work culture.
Reviewing the functioning of the Board, the Minister said the entire Board functioning should be digitalized. Instead of following orth


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Dr Nirmal Singh inaugurates 3-day National Scholars’ Confluence in Leh

LEH: Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Dr. Nirmal Singh today inaugurated a 3-day National Scholars Confluence on the eve of the birth centenary celebrations of 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche.
Addressing the gathering Dr Nirmal Singh who was the chief guest on the occasion expressed happiness to be part of the celebrations of a legendary figure whose contribution in ensuring communal harmony and devel


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar accorded farewell

SRINAGAR: Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar was given farewell reference by the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir at Srinagar upon his elevation as Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur.
Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Justice Sanjeev Kumar and Justice M K Hanjura were also present on the occasion.
Advocate General Jahangir Iqbal Ganie, Chief Secretary B B Vyas, Director General of Police


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Sat Sharma for speedy implementation of developmental programmes

Minister reviews functioning of Srinagar Municipal Corporation

SRINAGAR: Minister for Housing and Urban Development Sat Pal Sharma today directed the officers to speed up the pace of implementation of various programmes undertaken by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) so that the people of Srinagar city get quality facilities and modern housing options at the earliest.
The Minister was speaking at a review meeting convened to discuss the status of imp


Wednesday, May 16, 2018After Minister’s assurance, SMC employees call off proposed strike

SRINAGAR: On the assurance and intervention of the Minister for Housing and Urban Development Sat Pal Sharma, SMC Employees called off the proposed strike after a meeting with the Minister.
During the meeting, the union represented by Muhammad Maqbool Malik and Ghulam Muhammad Solina projected several demands including the creation of more posts, removal of stagnation and assurance of career progression.
The Minister directed the Financial Commissioner Housing and Urban Development to look into the grievances of the employees and come up with a solid proposal so that they are redressed at t


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Centre change for SSB exams scheduled on May 20

SRINAGAR: The centre located at NIELIT, Rangreth, Budgam in connection with May 20 exam to be conducted by SSB, for the post of General Teachers has been shifted to Bright Horizon Higher Secondary School, Humhama, Budgam.
Likewise, the centre located at Public High School, Baramulla, has been shifted to Government College for Women, Baramulla for the exams scheduled on May 20.
The admit cards downloaded by the candidates of these centres would be valid for the new centres. The timing of the exams as already notified will be 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018HC dismisses writ petition of Dr Gupta

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has dismissed the writ petition filed by Dr Akhil Kumar Gupta who belonged to RBA Category and claimed a seat belonging to Schedule Caste Category.
The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) contested the case and the Court did not find any merit in the claim of the petitioner.
Asheesh Singh Kotwal, Deputy Advocate General appeared before the Court on behalf of the BOPEE.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018MLA Noorabad reviews Ramadhan arrangements

KULGAM: MLA Noorabad, Abdul Majeed Padder, today convened a meeting to review the arrangements put in place in Noorabad constituency for the holy month of Ramadan.
The meeting held threadbare discussions on traffic, power supply, drinking water, medicare among other facilities for the holy month. The MLA asked the officers of all departments to ensure that there is no discrepancy and that all ki


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018: DDC Anantnag chairs meeting with service providers

ANANTNAG: District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik, who is also the District Yatra Officer, chaired a meeting of the Shri Aamarnath Ji Yatra 2018 service providers and concerned officers at Dak Bunglow here.
The meeting held discussions regarding various issues pertaining to the 2018 Yatra and measures required for its smooth observance.
The DDC instructed the representatives of service providers present in the meeting to improve their service quality and ensure no inconvenience is faced by Yatris. He also instructed the concerned officers to work in close coordinat


Wednesday, May 16, 2018DDC Shopian chairs DLRC meeting

SHOPIAN: District Development Commissioner Shopian, Gazanfar Ali, Wednesday chaired the District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting to review the progress made by banks and line departments in the district.
The meeting discussed the progress and achievements made by banks regarding the implementation of various government-sponsored schemes in the district. Discussions were also held on loans


Wednesday, May 16, 2018TLSC Bijbehara organizes awareness camp on child Labour

ANANTNAG: Tehsil Legal Services Committee (TLSC) Bijbehara today organized an awareness camp on child labour in which participants were offered legal advice about rights of children and prevention of child labour.
Speakers stressed on the need for creating mass awareness regarding the ill-effects of child labour on the society and the need for its prevention.
Chairperson TLSC Bijbehara, Um-e-Kulsum, said a legal cell has been established at Bijbehara where cases related to child labour and other such menaces are heard and resolved.
She urged the students present on the occasion to carry fo


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Surprise inspection held in Shopian markets

SHOPIAN: In order to check the quality of food, milk and juices prepared, sold and served in markets, a team of Food Safety officers conducted a special drive in Zainapora, Hirpora and Keller areas of Shopian district.
The team inspected several food business establishments and conducted tests of milk, juice and oil product samples on the occasion.
The officers impressed upon the food business operators to ensure strict adherence to Food Safety provisions and maintain high standards of hygiene at their outlets.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018DDC finalizes arrangements for Baba Yugdhar mela

UDHAMPUR: District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar convened a meeting to discuss and finalise the arrangements for one day BabaYugdhar mela on 31 May, here today.
During the meeting, arrangements like security, sanitation, medicare, drinking water and power supply and transportation were finalised.
It was decided that District Police would deploy adequate security personnel during mela day while ARTO would deploy sufficient number of buses from different locations whereas health department would ensure sufficient arrangements of temporary medicare facilities during mela.
Block Dev


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Historic Shiv Parvati Moungri Mela concludes

UDHAMPUR: The three days historic Moungri mela which commenced from 14th of May concluded today at Sardabbar, Moungri with traditional fervor and gaiety.
Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Finance, Planning, Law & Justice, Relief & Rehabilitation and Labour & Emp, Agriculture, Floriculture and Horticulture, Ajay Nanda was the chief guest on the occasion.
While apprec


Wednesday, May 16, 2018KAS Officers Association condoles demise

SRINAGAR: The KAS Officers Association has expressed grief over the demise of mother of Ata-ul-Mumin Tak (KAS) Under Secretary in Disaster Management Department and mother-in-law of Akramullah Tak (KAS) Joint Director Employment Kashmir.
In a condolence meeting chaired by KAS Officers Association, President Tasaduq Hussain Mir, the office bearers of the Association expressed heartfelt condolences with the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Dy CM welcomes Centre’s decision regarding truce during Ramadan in JK

SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta has welcomed the decision of the Centre for maintaining truce during the holy month of Ramadan in Jammu and Kashmir.
Describing the initiative as a significant gesture, the Deputy Chief Minister has said that the decision will go a long way in restoring peace in the State. He has also hoped that all peace loving forces will take advantage of the opportunity provided by the Centre and help in maintaining lasting peace in Jammu and Kashmir, which is must for the overall development and prosperity of the State, said Mr. Gupta.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Govt to bring in new education policy: Zulfkar Ali

Books should be cumulative, need to think beyond NCERT: Tassaduq Mufti

SRINAGAR: Minister for School Education, Hajj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said that the Government is planning to bring in a new education policy which will regulate school curriculum, review teaching methods and regulate other related aspects.
The Minister expressed these views at a high level meeting, which was attended by Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Mufti, Secre


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Zulfkar greets people on Ramadhan eve

SRINAGAR: Minister for Hajj and Auqaf, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has greeted people on the eve of holy month of Ramadhan.
In a message, the Minister said the holy month of Ramadan is a period dedicated to fasting, service and prayers and highlights the values of patience, self-restraint, tolerance and austerity, which promote feelings of compassion and respect for others.
"I wish and pray that this month becomes a harbinger of peace and prosperity for Jammu and Kashmir and its people,” he added.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Chief Secretary reviews progress of vital developmental projects

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Wednesday chaired a video conference with DCs to review the status of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL), Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, Srinagar-Jammu Ring Road, Jammu-Akhnoor Road, Tourism Infrastructure and the AIIMS projects.
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Commissioner/Secretary Revenue, Commissioner/Secretary, PW(R&B), Divisional Comm


Wednesday, May 16, 2018SCOC reviews implementation of Juvenile Justice Act

SRINAGAR: A Meeting of Selection-cum-Oversight-Committee (SCOC) of Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) was held here today under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Justice Hasnain Massodi (Retd) Chairman of the Committee to review the implementation of Juvenile Justice Act.
The SCOC felt that there is a greater need to strengthen the child protection mechanism at the district level for which they authorized the Mission Director, to initiate a slew of measures.
Justice Massodi welcomed the government order sanctioning consolidated honorarium in favour of Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) Chairp


Wednesday, May 16, 2018DDC Samba reviews SSB exam arrangements

SAMBA: District Development Commissioner, S Rajinder Singh Tara today chaired a meeting to review preparations for forthcoming service selection board examination for general line teachers on 20th May in the district.
DDC appointed magistrates and observers for smooth conduct of examination.
He further directed that designated magistrates will ensure lifting of examination material from strong


Wednesday, May 16, 2018LMD conducts market inspection at Vijaypur

SAMBA: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner, S.Rajinder Singh Tara, a joint team of legal Metrology department and Muncipal committee Vijaypur headed by Assistant controller Legal Metrology Rajesh Heera today conducted extensive checking of various business establishments at Vijaypur.
Inspector legal metrology, Mohsin Khateeb booked 7 traders for violation of different provisions of Jammu an


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Secretary DLS discusses modalities for implementation of single window programme

BHADERWAH: Secretary District Legal services, Mudassir Farooq, Munsif Session court Bhaderwah convened a meeting to discuss the modalities for providing benefits of government schemes under single window program (ek Bari) to the eligible beneficiaries, here today.
This was the second meeting of its type, scheduled to be held fortnightly on Wednesday. The first and foremost meeting was held under the chairmanship of ADC Bhadarwah, Imam Din.
During the meeting, concerned departments briefed the secretary, district legal services, about various schemes under implementation by their departments


Wednesday, May 16, 2018DDC Udhampur inspects developmental works at Devika Ghat

UDHAMPUR: The District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar today inspected the status and progress of developmental works under execution at and in vicinity of Devika Ghat, here today.
During the visit, DDC inspected construction work of cremation shed and also visited the site of natural Water bodies.
The DDC also interacted with the people and asked them to stop polythene use to avoid


Wednesday, May 16, 2018It’s most ideal time for a ceasefire but are relevant actors already on board?

A not-so-difficult dive in the hearts and minds of everyone engaged on two sides of the situation in Kashmir would suggest that it is not helping any side. Allowed unattended and uninterrupted, this could take catastrophic proportions. Between February and April this year there were some evident signs of shift in approach from one side but the other side, perhaps, couldn’t take the value out of t


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Mehbooba welcomes ceasefire announcement

Srinagar, May 16: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday welcomed the Centre's announcement of a ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan.

"I wholeheartedly welcome the Ramadan ceasefire. The month is a harbinger of peace and such a decision will go a long way in creating a peaceful and amicable environment for a sustained dialogue," she tweeted.

The Chief Minister t


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Government declares conditional ceasefire in J&K during Ramzan

NEW DELHI: The Union government today declared a conditional ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.
It is important to isolate the forces that bring a bad name to Islam by resorting to mindless violence and terror, says Centre in a statement
Government expects everyone to cooperate in this initiative and help the Muslim brothers and sisters to observe Ramzan peacefully


Wednesday, May 16, 2018PCPG meeting held at Police Station Zakoora

Srinagar,16 May: PCPG meeting was held at police station Zakoora on 15.5.2018. With an aim to strengthen relations with public & also to establish first hand contact with masses , Police station Zakoora convened a public interaction meeting in which good number of respectables of the jurisdiction participated .

The meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Zakoora Inspector Shri R.P. Singh . T


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Missing lawyer arrested in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 16: A lawyer who is reported missing was arrested in north Kashmir district of Baramulla under the order from a magistrate, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

Reacting to High Court Bar Association (HBA) statement published in newspapers that a lawyer in north Kashmir was missing, spokesman said the lawyer has been detained in Sub-Jail, Baramulla under orders from a competent


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Varanasi Bridge collapse: FIR against Bridge Corporation's officials

Varanasi, May 16: The Varanasi authorities have registered an FIR against the officials of the UP Bridge Corporation over the death of people in the bridge collapse in the city on Tuesday.

However, in another shameful incident, a sweeper of the post-mortem house was suspended after he demanded Rs 200 each for handing over the victims' bodies to the family members.

The authorities learnt abo


Wednesday, May 16, 2018BSF foils infiltration bid along IB in Samba

Jammu, May 16: BSF troops thwarted an infiltration bid today along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, where a high alert has been sounded ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, officials said.

Modi will be visiting the state on May 19.

"There was an (infiltration) attempt today and it was foiled," Inspector General of BSF, Jammu Frontier, Ram Awtar


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Leopard mauls boy to death in Rajouri

Jammu, May 16: A four-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard outside his house in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district today, a police official said.

Mohammad Usman was sleeping with his grandmother outside his house in Galutti village when the leopard attacked him in the early hours, he said.

The leopard had ventured into the village from a nearby forest and fled after Usman's grand


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Unidentified body of man fished out from canal in Central Kashmir

Srinagar, May 16: Body of an unidentified man was recovered from a hydropower project canal in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, police said on Wednesday.

Sources said that panic gripped at Gund in Ganderbal, when some locals saw body of a man floating in the canal of upper Sindh hydropower project in Gund on Wednesday.

“The locals immediately informed the police,” they said, adding a


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Service Rifle of cop posted at Kashmir University snatched by Unknown persons

Srinagar, May 16: Unknown persons on Wednesday afternoon over powered a cop posted inside Kashmir University campus at dargah Hazratbal in outskirts of Srinagar.

Official sources told that the persons overpowered the security guard and snatch service rifle from his possession.

Confirming the incident a senior Police officer told that the police has launched investigation to ascertain the ca


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Cops to launch cleanliness drive in twin capitals

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Police will launch separate campaigns in Jammu and Srinagar in its effort to make both the cities clean, an official said on Tuesday.

The cleanliness drive, being launched by the Police Wives Welfare Association , will be conducted from May 21 to 23 in Jammu. In Srinagar, the campaign will be launched in September this year.

Director general of state police S P


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Man killed and 13 injured in dust storm in Delhi

New Delhi, May 16: An 18-year-old man was killed and 13 people injured in the dust storm that hit the national capital in the early hours today, police said.

The Police Control Room (PCR) received 78 calls during the storm that started around 3 am.

One person was injured in Dwarka while two persons sustained minor injuries in west Delhi during the storm.

The deceased was identified as


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Amarnath yatra: Nearly 1.70 lakh pilgrims registered

Jammu, May 16: Nearly 1.70 lakh people have so far registered for the pilgrimage to cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, set to begin for 60-day long period from Jammu on June 28.

Over 1.69 lakh pilgrims have been registered at various counters across the country and the registration is going on in full swing, officials associated with registration of the yatra said today.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018Karnataka BJP MLAs elect Yeddyurappa as their leader

Bengaluru, May 16: The newly elected Karnataka BJP legislators on Wednesday formally elected B.S. Yeddyurappa as the legislative party leader, party spokesman S. Shantharam said.

Yeddyurappa was already the Chief Ministerial face of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Karnataka Assembly elections held on May 12.

"We will later meet Governor Vajubhai R. Vala and stake claim to form the govern


Wednesday, May 16, 2018BSF confirms 5 militants sneaked into Indian side

Jammu, May 16: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on May 19, the Border Security Forces (BSF) have confirmed that five militants have sneaked into the Indian side.

BSF Director General K.K. Sharma, who arrived here on Tuesday, after a trooper was killed in firing by the Pakistani rangers in Samba district, confirmed that the successful infiltration bid took plac


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Varanasi flyover collapse: 4 suspended

Varanasi, May 16: The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended four senior engineers of the State Bridge Corporation in connection with the flyover collapse in Varanasi cantt Railway station here on Tuesday evening.

At least 18 people were killed and 25 others injured in the incident. Three of the injured are in critical condition.

The four engineers, suspended following preliminary probe, ar


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Lightning kills woman in north Kashmir

Srinagar, May 16: A woman died when lightning struck her in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said here on Wednesday.

Twenty-nine-year-old Shaheena Begum was critically inujred when natural calamity struck at Shahabad Warnow, Lolab, in the frontier district of Kupwara. However, other villagers present in the area immediately rushed her to hospital where doctors declared brough


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Missing girl in Kashmir found

Srinagar, May 16: Jammu and Kashmir police recovered a girl missing since May 12 in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

A woman had lodged a report that her 18-year-old daughter was missing from Kheribal Mattan since May 12.

He said a missing was reported and investigation has been initiated to trace her and also sought help from people to trace her.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018SFs launch CASO in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 16: Security forces on Wednesday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Tral area of south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.

They said personnel of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Koilshikar, Tral, in Pulwama following a tip off about the presence of militant


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Classes in IUST resume after remaining suspended on Tuesday

Srinagar, May 16: Classes in the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) resumed on Wednesday after remaining suspended for a day as a precautionary measure in view of day-long protests by students on Monday.

All examinations will be conducted as per schedule on Wednesday, an official of the university said. However, the dates of examination which were postponed yesterday will be a


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Militants attack army party in Tral

Srinagar: Security forces on Wednesday launched a search operation after militants fired upon an army patrolling party in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Reports said that the militants fired upon a patrolling party of the army's 42 Rashtriya Rifles in Shikargah forest area of Tral before escaping from there.

However, there was no immediate report of any casualties.
Soon aft


Wednesday, May 16, 2018BSF jawan killed as Pak violates border ceasefire in Samba sector

JAMMU: A 28-year-old BSF jawan was killed as Pakistani troops fired at forward posts to push infiltrators across the International Border (IB) in the Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir, BSF chief K K Sharma said today.

The infiltration bid in the Manguchak border outpost area was scuttled by the alert personnel, Sharma told reporters after attending a wreath laying ceremony of the deceased jaw


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Capital advantage: Srinagar lawmakers to get additional Rs 1 Cr each for raising social infra

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today announced release of Rs. One crore each in respect of all the MLAs of Srinagar District for rebuilding social infrastructure in their constituencies even as the District Capex Plan has been pegged at Rs. 149.54 crore for 2018-19.

Chairing the District Development Board meeting of Srinagar district here today, the Chief Minister also announced rele