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Sunday, January 20, 2019Mauritius PM arrives to attend Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, R-Day parade in Mumbai

New Delhi, Jan 20: Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth arrived here on Sunday on a week-long visit India to attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas celebration at Varanasi and also attend the Republic Day parade on January 26 in Mumbai.
According to official sources here, the visiting dignitary will leave for Varanasi to take part in the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on Monday.
During his vis


Sunday, January 20, 2019DRI seizes 1996 gms of gold from passenger at RGIA

Hyderabad, Jan 20 : Officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Hyderabad seized 1996.70 grams of gold, worth about Rs 66.27 lakh from an air passenger at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad near here in the we hours on Sunday.

Based on specific intelligence, officials of the DRI, Hyderabad, intercepted a passenger who had arrived at RGIA by flight 6E-648 from I


Sunday, January 20, 2019Omar requests Nitish to protect burial ground of Medieval Kashmir ruler in Bihar

Srinagar, Jan 20 :Reacting to reports that burial ground of exiled Yusuf Shah Chak, who ruled Kashmir from 1579 to 1586, is under ‘threat’ from landgrabbers in Bihar, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Sunday requested Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to protect the part of Kashmir’s history that lies far from the valley.

“I request @NitishKumar ji to protect this part of Kash


Sunday, January 20, 2019Pak Rangers again violates ceasefire on IB, BSF retaliates

Jammu, Jan 20: In a yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Sunday fired unprovoked along International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu region.

Meanwhile, BSF troops effectively retaliated to the firing.

“Pakistani Rangers this morning at around 1100 hrs fired small arms in Hiranagar area,” official spokesman here said.

He said that t


Sunday, January 20, 2019Get ready for total lunar eclipse, Supermoon on Sunday evening

NEW DELHI /Jan /20: Super Blood Wolf Moon will be seen on January 20 and 21. This includes a total lunar eclipse, super blood moon and a "Wolf Moon". A "super moon" occurs when the moon is especially close to earth, while a "wolf moon" is the traditional name for the full moon of January when the howling of wolves was a sound that helped define winter. In a total lunar eclipse, the moon never goe


Sunday, January 20, 20192 Naga Sadhus Detained By Kumbh Police After They Thrash Pilgrim

Prayagraj, Jan 20: Two Naga sadhus were detained by Jhunsi police after they beat up a pilgrim inside their camp in the Kumbh Mela area.
Police said here on Sunday that they had detained two Naga sadhus on Saturday night when they beat up a pilgrim with ' Chimta', who has been admitted to the hospital with head injury.

The incident occurred in an ashram in sector 16 of the Kumbh Mela when the


Sunday, January 20, 2019Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi certified UA

New Delhi, Jan 20 : 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi ', the much awaited film directed by Kangana Ranaut, has been awarded a 'UA' certificate by the Censor board, trade sources said on Sunday.
The sources said that 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi 'has been certified UA by the Central board of film certification (CBFC ) on January 16.
The sources said that the approved run time of the film is


Sunday, January 20, 2019J&K imports genetically modified Trout fish seed from Denmark after 119 years

Srinagar, Jan 20 : First in India, Jammu and Kashmir have imported genetically modified Rainbow Trout Seed from Denmark after 119 years to boost annual production from 500 to 5000 tonnes over the next five years.
Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon on Saturday said that the seed will be reared up to brood in the facility and then it will be distribu


Sunday, January 20, 2019Cold Sunday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 20 : It was a cold morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said.

The maximum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 25.9 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season's average while for Sunday it is expected to hover around the same.

"There was shallow fog in the morning.


Sunday, January 20, 2019Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS

New Delhi, Jan 20: BJP President Amit Shah was on Sunday discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here where he was admitted after contracting swine flu.

"It's a matter of joy, happiness that our President Amit Shahji has been discharged from AIIMS. He is completely healthy and has reached his residence. Thanks to all the well-wishers and party cadres for their wishe


Sunday, January 20, 2019Despite snow prediction, one-way traffic continues on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Jan 20 :Despite weather warning which could affect surface and air traffic, Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic on Sunday.
However, Leh-Srinagar national highway, connecting Ladakh region with the valley, and historic Mughal road remained closed for traffic from last about two


Sunday, January 20, 2019Himachal sees increase in temperature, snow in store

Shimla, Jan 20 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw an increase of temperatures one to six degrees above the normal on Sunday due to clouds, but the Met Office has forecast widespread rain and snowfall later in the day.

"There are chances of widespread rainfall and snowfall in the state till January 24," a meteorological official told.

He said the western disturbances -- storm systems origin


Sunday, January 20, 2019Apna time aayega': Underground rappers ahead of 'Gully Boy' release

New Delhi, Jan 20 :"Apna time aayega" is a catchphrase from a "Gully Boy" song that is resonating with underground or street rappers, who hope to grab more spotlight for their talent of "asli hip-hop" once the Bollywood film hits the silver screen.

"Gully Boy", starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, is said to be inspired by the life story of street rappers Divine and Naved Shaikh aka Naezy, k


Sunday, January 20, 2019Mexico oil pipeline blast: Death toll rises to 73

Mexico City, Jan 20: The number of people killed in an explosion at a ruptured oil pipeline in Mexico's central Hidalgo state has increased to 73, Governor Omar Fayad said on Sunday.

"So far there have been 73 killed," the official said.
The incident occurred amid a fuel crisis in the country sparked by the government's campaign to curb fuel stealing.


Sunday, January 20, 2019Preparations in full swing for Bengal Global Business Summit held on Feb 7 & 8

Kolkata, Jan 20: Preparations for the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) 2019, scheduled for February 7 and 8 at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town, are on in full swing.
Bengal Global Business Summit is the annual flagship event organized by the state government to showcase the business readiness and investment potential of West Bengal in front of the global business community.


Sunday, January 20, 2019Kerala to revise list of women who prayed at Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20: Stung by widespread criticism over the numerous errors in the list of women who prayed at the Sabarimala temple, the Kerala government has decided to re-prepare the list.

A council of state government had presented the list in the Supreme Court on Friday, which reportedly had discrepancies in the age and names of women. The list was taken from the records of the onl


Sunday, January 20, 2019Rain predicted as temperatures rise in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 20 : The maximum and minimum temperatures rose at most places in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday even as the Met department predicted rainfall over some parts of the region in the next 72 hours.

Maximum temperatures at most places hovered between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius. Earlier, these were between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius.

The Sikh holy city of Amritsar recorded a high of


Sunday, January 20, 2019Postgraduate student found dead in Gurugram institute

Gurugram, Jan 20 : A postgraduate student of Management Development Institute (MDI) was found dead on Saturday in the campus of the institute here under mysterious circumstances, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Juniad Taaz, 23, a resident of Delhi's Vasant Kunj.

Police said Taaz was a third-year student of Post Graduate Diploma Management at MDI in Sector 17 in Gurugram.


Saturday, January 19, 2019BBBP to be made mass movement: DDC Kishtwar

Finalizes Action Plan for Save girl campaign

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 19: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana today chaired a meeting with district officers regarding finalization of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” district Action Plan.
Nodal Officer for BBBP Scheme, Anoop Kumar briefed that district Kishtwar was selected under the Multi-Sectoral intervention in 2018-19 after observing declining trend in the Child Sex Ratio (CSR).


Saturday, January 19, 2019Republic Day celebrations: Div Com visits SK Stadium; constitutes disaster management team

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today visited Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium Sonwar to review the arrangements put in place for the celebrations of 70th Republic Day in the capital city.
During his visit, the Div Com inspected the spot where the Chief Guest will unfurl the National Flag and take salute during the march past.
He inspected the entire stadium to e


Saturday, January 19, 2019Deputy Mayor, SMC calls on Advisor Sharma, discusses issues of civic Corporation

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Deputy Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Sheikh Imran along with a group of corporators today called on the Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma and brought several issues of the corporation to his notice for their redressal.
The Deputy Mayor and the Corporators of SMC discussed several matters with the Advisor pertaining to empowerment of Corporators, besides


Saturday, January 19, 2019Advisor Sharma visits Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge, AIIMS site

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today visited Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge site in Kathua and inspected the arrangements being made for the inaugural event of the said bridge by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari on January 22, 2019.
The Advisor was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Rohit Khajuria, Chief Engineer, PWD (R&B), Sudheer Shah,


Saturday, January 19, 2019Advisor Ganai stresses on preservation, promotion of state’s folk art form

Inaugurates National Folk Play "Aka Nandun"

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today stressed for promoting and preservation of state’s folk art form including renowned 'Band Pather'.
The Advisor was addressing inaugural function of National Folk Play "Aka Nandun" here at Abinav Theater. The event has been sponsored by Union Ministry of Culture.
The play 'Aka Nandun' was performed by National Band Theater


Saturday, January 19, 2019Mega projects sanctioned for Chenab valley districts: Dr. Jitendra Singh

GOOL (RAMBAN), JANUARY 19: Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh today said that development of hilly and for flung areas of country including North Eastern Region and J&K is on priority of central government. He said that various development works have been execute


Saturday, January 19, 2019Rajouri FOB organises Awareness Programme on Swachhta Action Plan (SAP)

RAJOURI, JANUARY 19: On second day of the three day long awareness campaign, Regional Outreach Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, organized a day long programme on Swachhta Action Plan (SAP) here at Government Higher Secondary School, Fatehpur.
The aim of the programme was to acquaint general public and youth of the Institute in particular about various aspects and provisions of


Saturday, January 19, 2019DSEK refutes news: No disruption reported in winter tutorials

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: Refuting a news item appearing in a section of press, Director School Education, Kashmir today clarified that the decision to engage permanent teaching faculty in winter tutorials to replace the academic arrangements was taken two months back.
Director Education, Dr. G. N Itoo, in a statement said, "The School Education Department, Govt of J&K, vide order No. 916 Ed


Saturday, January 19, 2019Delegation of J&K Sikh Youth organization meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: A delegation of J&K Sikh Youth organization led by its Chairman S. Amanjeet Singh, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Highlighting some issues particularly pertaining to Sikh Community, the delegation demanded early installation of statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Kunjwani Chowk; developing Hockey Stadium at Gole Gujral; implementation of decisi


Saturday, January 19, 2019 SKUAST-TAJ delegation meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: A delegation of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Teaching Association Jammu (SKUAST-TAJ), led by its President Dr. Vikas Sharma, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation requested for early completion of selection process of already advertised posts of faculty and administrative positions, sanctioning of new


Saturday, January 19, 2019 DEO Kishtwar calls for stepping up SVEEP activities

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 19: Deputy Commissioner (DEO) Angrez Singh Rana today called for stepping of awareness activities in rural areas under the under Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme to mobilize them for massive participation in the electoral process.
Speaking at a meeting he asked the BLOs to inform, educate, motivate and facilitate voters for the


Saturday, January 19, 2019G M Saroori meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Sh. G. M. Saroori, former Minister and Ex-MLA, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Saroori apprised Governor about the developmental scenario of Inderwal Constituency. Sh. Saroori requested Governor for opening of Degree College at Kahara Malanoo and Bunjanwa, construction of Manoi- Gugara road under Central Road Fund (CRF), and sanctioning of PWD


Saturday, January 19, 2019Delegation of Sarpanchs from Turtuk meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: A delegation of Sarpanchs from Turtuk (Nobra) area led by Sh. Ghulam Hussain, Social Activist, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation expressed their gratitude for the free, fair and peaceful conduct of Panchayat elections in the State and appealed for strengthening of the Panchayati Raj framework in the State.
The delegation projected


Saturday, January 19, 2019SDRF celebrates 7th raising day

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) Saturday celebrated its 7th Annual Raising Day here at its Provincial Headquarters.
The NDRF team headed by Dy Commandant NDRF 7thBn stationed at SDRF Hqrs Srinagar also joined and celebrated Annual Raising Day of NDRF which is celebrated on 19th January across the country.
Commandant SDRF Kashmir B A Sofi, took salute at


Saturday, January 19, 2019 DDC Pulwama reviews implementation of Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme

PULWAMA, JANUARY 19: District Development Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar today reviewed the implementation of Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme in the District here at a meeting.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner/District Programme Officer ICDS, Chief Planning Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Education Officer, District Information Officer, District Social welfare O


Saturday, January 19, 2019Div Com conducts extensive city tour; inspects ground zero preparations

Pays surprise visit to city hospitals

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: In the run-up to predicted snowfall, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today conducted extensive city tour to review on ground the preparations made for snow clearance, availability of essential commodities and other important services.
He toured Jehangir Chowk, Budshah Chowk, Lal Chowk, M.A. Road, Poloview, Dalgate, Sonwar, TRC, Dalgate, Sonwar, TRC,


Saturday, January 19, 2019Delegation from Kargil meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: A delegation from Kargil district led by Sh. Vikram Randhawa MLC, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation projected a charter of demands which include Divisional Status to Ladakh; retendering of Zoji La tunnel; early completion of Kargil Airport expansion and introduction of Civil Air Service; establishment of Central University with its adm


Saturday, January 19, 2019In a first in India: JK imports genetically modified Trout fish seed from Denmark after 119 years

Will boost annual production from 500 to 5000 tonnes in next five years: Samoon

BUDGAM, JANUARY 19: In a first in India, J&K state imported genetically modified Rainbow Trout Seed from Denmark after 119 years to boost annual production from 500 to 5000 tonnes over next five years.
Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon shared the information after inaugurating the hatchery meant for rearing of genetically improved Rainbow Trout


Saturday, January 19, 2019 Horticulture Department organises ‘Horti Vision-2019’

Farmers informed about latest techniques, inputs

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Department of Horticulture today organized a divisional level mega event Horti Vision 2019 here to motivate and aware the farmers about the various horticulture crops and use of new technologies in improving the produce.
The Horti Vision Mela was inaugurated by Secretary Horticulture Manzoor Ahmed Lone in presence of Secretary PHE, Farooq Ahmed Shah, District Development Co


Saturday, January 19, 2019J&K Govt plans promotion of Seri-Tourism

Sidhra, Royal Springs Golf courses targeted under new initiative: Secy Tourism

JAMMU JANUARY 19- Sericulture and Tourism Departments have worked out a comprehensive plan to introduce Seri-Tourism in the State as a joint venture to promote both the sectors for enhancing the livelihood opportunities.
This was stated in a meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Secretary Tourism Mr. Rigzin Samphael.
The meeting was attended by Director Sericulture Mr. Gulzar Ahma


Saturday, January 19, 2019Advisor Ganai chairs BoDs meeting of SC, ST & BC Development Corporation

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today chaired 39th meeting of the Board of Directors of Jammu & Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes Development Corporation here.
The meeting reviewed the functioning of the corporation besides status of various ongoing schemes, loan disbursement and recovery process.
The Board took several decisions wh


Saturday, January 19, 2019Advisor Ganai reviews stock, supply position of LPG, Petroleum products in state

Asks petroleum companies to maintain contingency stock of LPG at snow bound places

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today reviewed the stock and supply position of LPG, kerosene and petroleum products in the state, here at a high level meeting attended by senior functionaries of Kashmir and Jammu Divisions.
Commissioner Secretary FCS&CA, Dr. Abdul Rashid, Director FCS&CA Kashmir, Director FCS&CA Jammu, Controller LMD and representatives of India


Saturday, January 19, 2019People fed up of BJP govt, will teach lesson in LS polls: Akhilesh Pratap Singh

Deoria, Jan 19 (UNI) Accusing the Modi-led Union government of not keeping their promises, Congress spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh on Saturday said that the people were fed up of BJP government and are ready to teach them a lesson in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing the media, Mr Singh said that in line with his 'jumlas' and set of lies, Prime Minister Modi had cheated the peop


Saturday, January 19, 2019Siddaramaiah welcomes Yeddyurappa's statement that BJP will not pulldown the Congress-JDS Coalition Government in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (UNI) Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress-JDS Coalition Government Coordination Committee Chairman Siddaramaiah on Saturday welcomed the statement of Opposition Leader in the Legislative Assembly B S Yeddyurappa to the effect that BJP will not destabalise the Congress-JDS Coalition Government in the State.

In his tweeter, Mr Siddaramaiah said that "I well come the st


Saturday, January 19, 2019Interim protection of Vadra'a close aide extended in money laundering case

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) A Delhi court on Saturday extended till February 6 the interim protection from arrest to Manoj Arora, a close aide of Robert Vadra in a case related to Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday submitted before the court of Special Judge Arvind Kumar that Arora was cooperating in the probe.

Counsel for ED said, "He joined the probe


Saturday, January 19, 2019Opposition uniting to save themselves, BJP uniting the nation: Modi on Mamata’s rally

Silvassa, Jan 19 (UNI) In a scathing attack on a grand rally organised by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee in Kolkata, also attended by leaders of opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday here said that they (opposition) came together to save themselves while he was moving ahead with the motto of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ to save the nation.

“They have assembled in K


Saturday, January 19, 2019Kolkata rally an anti-Modi exercise, says BJP: Rudy calls Shatrughan an 'opportunistic'

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) The BJP on Saturday said the Kolkata rally attended among others by the opposition leaders including Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar, N Chandrababu Naidu and H D Deve Gowda only reflect "contradiction and conflict".

"Today's opposition rally in Kolkata is an anti-Modi exercise," BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters here.

Another BJP leader and Union Minister


Saturday, January 19, 2019MP CM heads for WEF

Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath left early Saturday for the Swiss town of Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, official sources said.

While representing the people of the state at the crucial event, Mr Nath shall air his views on subjects pertaining to the economic, social and other spheres.


Saturday, January 19, 2019All district Cong committees will hold conventions from next week: Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Sheila Dikshit on Saturday held a meeting of District and Block Congress Committee presidents at the DPCC office, Rajiv Bhawan here, as part of the party’s preparations for the coming Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, and sought to know the working system of these bodies and the grass-root level working of the party.



Saturday, January 19, 2019Mahagatbandhan a bogey which cannot defeat BJP: Shahnawaz Hussain

Panaji, Jan 19 (UNI) Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Saturday claimed that issue of Mahagathbandhan is a bogey which cannot defeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Addressing a press conference at a hotel in the city, he said,' The Mahagathbandhan is a fraud and cannot defeat Bharatiya Janata Party because on the same platform


Saturday, January 19, 2019Czech Republic is key partner, President tells visiting Prime Minister

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) India counts on the Czech Republic as a key partner in its growth story, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on Saturday.

Welcoming the visiting Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here, Mr Kovind said there are immense opportunities for Czech technology and manufacturing in India.

``Along with an economic partnership, defence is a key pillar


Saturday, January 19, 2019PM dedicates L&T's Armoured Systems Complex at Gujarat’s Hazira to nation

Hazira (Gujarat), Jan 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated to the nation Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Armoured Systems Complex, India’s leading technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing, defence and services conglomerate, at Hazira in Gujarat.

The state of art defence complex shall produce 100 Howitzer artillery guns, christened “K9 Vajra-T” under the make in India p


Saturday, January 19, 2019Extradition matters of 1995 Purulia arms case Kim Davy resolved, says Denmark PM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) Denmark Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen said on Saturday that the issues concerning the extradition of Niels Holck alias Kim Davy, the prime accused in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case, to India, has been 'resolved' politically.

"There is a dialogue between authorities and what two sides India and Denmark agreed last year in April was we should rely on these independent au


Saturday, January 19, 2019CPI National Secretary D Raja meets Lalu Yadav in RIMS

Ranchi, Jan 19 (UNI) CPI National Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP D Raja alongwith former Union Minister Kanti Singh and Santosh Manjhi who is the son of former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today met Lalu Prasad Yadav in the paying ward of RIMS here.

After coming out from meeting with Mr Yadav, the CPI leader described the jailed former Bihar chief minister as a great fighter. He said, L


Saturday, January 19, 2019Rajouri police holds awareness programme on "Drugs Abuse" at Sialsui school.

Students were made aware about the menace of addiction of drugs and psychotropic substances.

An awareness programme on ill-effects of drugs abuse was organised by J&K police in collaboration with education department at government higher secondary school Sialsui here today.SHO Kalakote, Insp. Mushtaj Ahmed and other school officials were present in the programme which was attended by a large number of school students.

Students were made aware about the menace of addiction of drugs an


Saturday, January 19, 2019Govt.P.G college holds two days "Interdisciplinary National Conference" at Rajouri.

Need to encourage creativity and research aptitude among the research scholars of the colleges and universities:VC BGSBU.

Govt. P.G. College Rajouri organized two day Interdisciplinary National Conference on "Recent Trends in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences" in the multipurpose hall of the college here today. The inaugural session was chaired by Prof. Javed Mussarat Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, BGSBU Rajouri and jointly presided over by Dr. Ashfaq Zarri Registrar BGSBU, Rajouri, Prof. G.M. Mali


Saturday, January 19, 2019SIYASAT: ‘Normalcy’ in the state is core priority of Congress: PCC Chief Mir

In the 5th episode of SIYASAT, Deepak Khajuria (The News Now- TNN) interacts with J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Ghulam Admad Mir who overtly speaks about present political scenario and asserts that ‘normalcy’ in the state is core priority of Congress and foresees the party will win with thumping majority in all the three regions.
However Mir covertly criticizes Governor led admi


Saturday, January 19, 2019Serena advances to last 16 in Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Serena Williams used the 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska's inexperience to her advantage as she overpowered the Ukrainian to make it to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

She routed her opponent 6-2, 6-1 in a match that lasted an hour and seven minutes, reports Efe.

"I'm taking every match as it comes, but I'm playing as hard as I can, the best I can


Saturday, January 19, 2019Nishikori enters last 16 in Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Japan's Kei Nishikori defeated Portugal's Joao Sousa in straight sets on Saturday to book his place in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

The eighth seed overcame a tight start and routed his opponent 7-6(6), 6-1, 6-2 in two hours and six minutes, reports Efe.

"I love to play on this court. I feel very comfortable, and it's been three in a row playing here," N


Saturday, January 19, 2019Medvedev edges past Goffin into round 4 of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Russia's Daniil Medvedev defeated Belgium's David Goffin 6-2,7-6(3),6-3 in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

After defeating Milos Raonic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the earlier round, Medvedev routed Goffin without losing a single set, reports Efe.

Medvedev will now advance to the fourth round in his third appearance at the Australian Open.


Saturday, January 19, 2019Sevastova through to round of 16 at Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Anastasija Sevastova booked herself a spot in the second week of a Grand Slam for the fifth time in her career on Saturday after routing China's Wang Qiang in straight sets at the Australian Open.

The No.12 seed slammed past her opponent 6-3, 6-3, in 76 minutes, reports Efe.

The Latvian, who is back in the second week of the Australian Open for the first time in eig


Saturday, January 19, 2019Australian Open: Svitolina beats Zhang to enter last 16

Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Ukraine's Elina Svitolina defeated former quarterfinalist Zhang Shuai of China to reach the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Saturday.

The No.6 seed rallied from two breaks down in the final set to beat her Chinese opponent 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 inside Rod Laver Arena in a match that lasted nearly three hours, reports Efe.

The Ukrainian trailed 3-0 in the final set whi


Saturday, January 19, 2019Osaka slams past Hsieh into round 4 of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan outlasted upset artist Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei to reach the last 16 of the 2019 Australian Open on Saturday.

The No.4 seed downed her Taiwanese opponent 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, to reach the fourth round in Melbourne for a second straight year, reports Efe.

Osaka bounced back from a set and a 4-1 down and squeezed past 28th-seeded


Saturday, January 19, 2019Nadal laments lack of young Spanish players

Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal (2), after defeating Australia's Alex De Minaur (27) in the third round of the Australian Open here, said that tennis has skipped a few generations in Spain and it is probable that it will not be so successful in the coming years.

After his 250th Grand Slam win on Friday, Nadal said: "It is true that we are a country with the most number of players


Saturday, January 19, 2019Keys breezes past Mertens into round 4 of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Madison Keys defeated 2018 semi-finalist Elise Mertens on Saturday to advance to the round of 16 in the Australian Open.

The number 17 seed, a Australian Open semifinalist in 2015 and runner-up at the 2017 US Open, dropped just five games to make it to the second week of the tournament for the fourth time in the past five years after routing Mertens, number 12 seed, 6-


Saturday, January 19, 2019Djokovic slams into fourth round of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Top-seed Novak Djokovic decimated Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov in a third-round showdown here on Saturday at the Australian Open.

The six-time champion wrapped up the match 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 to advance to the last 16, reports Efe news.

"I just tried to stay in the moment and weather the storm," Djokovic said of unexpectedly dropping the third set.

"Denis playe


Saturday, January 19, 2019Facebook testing 'LOL' app to woo kids, experts wary

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a fresh attempt to woo children into joining its network and boost user growth, Facebook is testing a new hub called "LOL" that will let kids share and post humorous meme content.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch late Friday that it was experimenting with the "LOL" hub for kids. "We are running a small scale test and the concept is in the early stages


Saturday, January 19, 2019'Speed Limit' feature on Google Maps expanding in US

San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) The "speed limit" feature on Google Maps that has been confined to only some parts of the US, seems to have expanded to new areas, a media report said.

"One tipster from New York City, another from Los Angeles and yet another from Minnesota all tipped us about seeing the speed limits tonight on Maps," Android Police reported on Friday.

Although, since there hav


Saturday, January 19, 2019Samsung files new patent application for 3D displays

San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Samsung has filed a new patent application at the US Patent and Trademark Office for 3D displays that users may connect to their smartphones and tablets, media reported.

These displays could exist as TV sets or monitors and show content varying from photographs and videos to 3D games. The illustrations included with the patent also show that users may forward the i


Saturday, January 19, 2019Google's censored China search engine project triggers protests

San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Google's offices in the US, UK, Canada, India, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Sweden, Switzerland, and Denmark witnessed renewed protests by human rights groups over its plan to re-enter China through a censored search application code-named "Project Dragonfly".

The demonstrations were organised by coalition of Chinese, Tibetan, Uighur, and human rights groups outside t


Saturday, January 19, 2019Rythu Bandhu scheme part of national agenda of action: Telangana Governor

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Telangana government's Rythu Bandhu Scheme to provide investment support to every farmer has become part of national agenda of action, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan said on Saturday.

Addressing the joint session of both Houses of the state legislature, he said the scheme has become a role model for several states and has earned praise even in the international arena.


Saturday, January 19, 2019Facebook releases Messenger redesign on Android, iOS

San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Facebook has redesigned its messaging app -- Messenger -- with a new interface and the update can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices via Google Play and App Store.

The redesign was first announced at Facebook's F8 developer conference in May 2018 with the idea of making the chat feature simpler and to put messages at the front and centre once again.


Saturday, January 19, 2019Mizoram urges Centre to cover 80% people under National Food Security Act

Aizawl, Jan 19 (IANS) Mizoram has urged the Centre government to raise the coverage from 64.73 per cent to at least 80 per cent of its 12 lakh population under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state, an official said here on Saturday.

Chief Minister Zoramthanga raised the demand when he met Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan at Krishi Bha


Saturday, January 19, 2019Microsoft to officially kill Windows phones

San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Tech giant Microsoft has asked its users to switch to an Android or iOS device as it announced the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile.

In an "End of Support" page, the company told users that Windows 10 Mobile will stop receiving new security updates after December 10.

"With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a support


Saturday, January 19, 2019BJP's claim bogus, UPA-1 growth rate best ever: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Rubbishing the BJP's claim of higher growth rate as "bogus" and concocted by the Niti Aayog, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said economic growth during the UPA-1 tenure was the best India had ever seen.

"UPA-1 years (2004-09) were the best growth years since independence and in fact the best ever," he said in a tweet days after Finance Minister Arun


Saturday, January 19, 2019Jio added most subscribers in Nov 2018, followed by BSNL: TRAI

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Reliance Jio led the subscription race in November 2018 adding around 88.01 lakh subscribers across the country, the highest among all the telecom service providers.

Data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday evening showed that the subscriber base of Reliance Jio by November 30 was around 27.16 crore.

The total number of mobile phon


Saturday, January 19, 2019Anil Ambani's son Anshul Ambani joins Reliance Group as management trainee

Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Twenty-three-year-old Anshul Ambani, the youngest son of Anil Ambani, joined the Reliance Group last week, a statement said on Saturday.

In the statement, the Reliance Group said Anshul has joined Reliance Infrastructure as management trainee after completing his undergraduate degree in Management from the Stern School of Business, New York University.

Reliance Infrast


Saturday, January 19, 20192019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal

Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Accusing the Narendra Modi and Amit Shah pair of planting hatred in the country, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will not be for electing a new Prime Minister but to remove the dictatorial BJP regime.

Addressing the 'United India Rally' organised here by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, the Delhi Chief Minister


Saturday, January 19, 2019Mamata rally a 'failed front': BJP

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Asserting that it will form the next government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP on Saturday called the United India Rally of the opposition in Kolkata as a "failed front" with full of "selfishness" and "contradictions" and raised questions as to who is their prime ministerial candidate.

The party's made the attack even as the anti-BJP rall


Saturday, January 19, 2019Keeping Kim Davy case aside, India, Denmark rev up ties

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Keeping aside the 1995 Purulia arms drop case in which Danish national Kim Davy played a key role, India and Denmark have boosted their bilateral relationship and are now planning to forge a strategic partnership, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said here on Saturday.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the inauguration of a Danish Cultural Institute,


Saturday, January 19, 2019Sonia terms Brigade rally important for galvanising opposition against Modi

Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Congress stalwart Sonia Gandhi on Saturday described the opposition rally here as an "important attempt" to galvanise leaders across the political spectrum to fight the "arrogant and divisive" Narendra Modi government.

In her message to the rally, which she and her son Congress President Rahul Gandhi decided to give a miss, she wished the event "all success".

"This ra


Saturday, January 19, 2019Karnataka BJP MLAs housed in Haryana hotels head home

Gurugram, Jan 19 (IANS) Over a hundred Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators, who were housed in two hotels here in Haryana for the last five days, on Saturday left for their homes.

The MLAs who were put up in the ITC Grand Bharat resort and Lemon Tree hotel since January 14, on Saturday afternoon left for their 'respective destinations', a BJP source told IANS.

"We were here t


Saturday, January 19, 2019Meghalaya issues modified coal transportation order

Shillong, Jan 19 (IANS) The Meghalaya government has issued a modified order allowing transportation of coal in transit through the state, before a Supreme Court hearing on the issue, an official said on Saturday.

The order issued by Tining Dkhar, Commissioner and Secretary of Mining and Geology, allows transportation of coal that "originates outside the state of Meghalaya and being transporte


Saturday, January 19, 2019Odisha hikes social security pension for 48 lakh people

Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday announced a hike in the social security pension under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) for 48 lakh beneficiaries.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the hike during Ama Gaon Ama Vikas programme here.

As per the new announcement, the pension holders will get a revised pension of Rs 500 per month against Rs 300 while people age


Saturday, January 19, 2019BSF refutes claims of pushing Rohingyas into Bangladesh

Agartala, Jan 19 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has strongly refuted claims by Bangladeshi border guards' "unfounded allegation that the BSF have been pushing Rohingyas into Bangladeshi territory", an official release said here on Saturday.

"On Friday night, Border Guards Bangladesh's (BGB) Lt. Col. Gomal Kabir over phone informed BSF Commandant Ratnesh Kumar that they have detained 31


Saturday, January 19, 2019BJP treating legislators like commodities: Kumaraswamy

Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Assailing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to poach his party's MLAs by offering "huge amounts of cash", Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumarasawmy on Saturday said legislators were being treated as commodities.

Addressing the rally of anti-BJP opposition leaders at the Brigade Parade ground here, Kumaraswamy accused the saffron party of "making a mockery" of d


Saturday, January 19, 2019Mysterious blast in Anantnag, one injured

Srinagar, Jan 19: A civilian was injured in a mysterious blast at KP Road Anantnag.

Reports said that a mysterious blast reported near a school on KP road in Anantnag this afternoon.

One civilian identified as Showket Ahmed son of Ghulam Qadir suffered minor splinter and was shifted to district hospital Anantnag for treatment.

Reports said that soon after the mysterious blast panic gri


Saturday, January 19, 2019Sapphire smuggler arrested in JK's Ramban

Banihal (JK), Jan 19: An alleged sapphire smuggler has been arrested and 63 pieces of the precious gemstone were recovered from his possession here, police said Saturday.

Mohammad Shafi Zargar, a resident of Kishtwar town, was seen moving suspiciously at T-Chowk when coming from Banihal Railway Station last evening, a police official said.

A case under Sapphire Act was registered against t


Saturday, January 19, 2019Leh emerging favourite destination for foreign tourists, nearly 50k visited in 2018

Jammu, Jan 19: Jammu and Kashmir's Leh district has emerged as a favourite destination for foreign tourists as nearly 50,000 people from abroad visited the land of high passes last year, tourism officials said Saturday.

The overall tourist arrivals in 2018 in the district, located at an altitude of 3,524 metres (11,562 ft), also crossed three lakh mark for the first time, setting a new record


Saturday, January 19, 2019J&K media needs all benefits given to NE states, JKPA

Srinagar, Jan 19: Jammu and Kashmir Press Association (JKPA) on Saturday demanded all benefits be given to it on the lines of North-Eastern states as it has suffered immensely due to insecurity scenario prevailing for the past several decades.

In a statement here Saturday afternoon, JKPA president Ghulam Hassan Kalo said the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Government of India has


Saturday, January 19, 2019Fight together to oust BJP, do not think of prime ministership: Abdullah

Kolkata, Jan 19: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Saturday urged the opposition parties to fight the coming Lok Sabha elections together to oust the BJP, not worrying about issue of prime ministership, which will be settled after the polls.

Addressing the mega opposition rally here convened by the Trinamool Congress, he termed the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) a "chor" machine


Saturday, January 19, 2019Searches underway in Srinagar's Lal Chowk

Srinagar, Jan 19: Security forces started a search operation on Saturday in Lal Chowk and adjacent areas to the Jammu and Kashmir capital here, police said.

Although aerial drone were being used for surveillance following the grenade attack at the city centre a day ago, the police insisted it was a routine exercise.

Militants had on Friday hurled a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force


Saturday, January 19, 2019Air traffic resumes at Srinagar airport

SRINAGAR: Air traffic at Srinagar International Airport was on Saturday resumed after remaining suspended due to fresh snowfall and poor visibility since morning, an official of airport said.

No flight could operate since morning as the visibility was very poor due to snowfall, he said.

However, he said, following improvement in the visibility after snow stopped, flight operation resumed Sa


Saturday, January 19, 2019Modi regime testing time for India's democracy: Ex-Arunachal CM Apang

Kolkata, Jan 19: Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang, who left the BJP after a four-year association earlier this week, said on Saturday the Narendra Modi regime has been a "testing time" for India's democracy and accused it of dividing the country.

"The people in Delhi are diving the country, especially the Northeast. The Citizenship Amendment Bill is an example how a politic


Saturday, January 19, 2019Students protest non-availability of teaching staff at winter tutorial centre in central Kashmir’s Kangan

Srinagar, Jan 19: Despite snowfall the students of Government run winter tutorial centre in Hariganiwan Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district Saturday protested against the non-availability of the required teaching staff at the centre.

The students staged a protest by blocking Srinagar-Sonamarg highway, demanding adequate teaching staff. The protesting students while demanding a


Saturday, January 19, 2019Mehbooba seeks separatist leader's release on humanitarian ground

Srinagar, Jan 19: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday seeking release of a separatist leader on humanitarian ground.

"Have spoken with HM requesting his (Shahid ul Islam's) early release on humanitarian grounds as his wife has suffered a brain haemorrhage," she tweeted.

Shahid-ul-Islam, belonging to the moderate Hurr


Saturday, January 19, 2019Police seeks help of general public to trace out the missing lady

Srinagar, Jan 19: Police seeks help of general public to trace out the missing lady namely Saleema Begum ( 35 Year old ) W/O Tariq Ahmad Sheikh R/O Behrampora Rafiabad.

Tariq Ahmad Sheikh S/O Abdul Gani Sheikh R/O Behrampora reported Police Post Watergam that his wife is missing from 13 January 2019. After searching for her all over, they could not find her .

The missing report has been lo


Saturday, January 19, 2019Road to Gurez, other villages near LoC closed, stranded vehicles cleared

Bandipora, Jan 19: The border town of Gurez and dozens of other villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) remained closed due to accumulation of several feet of snow in this north Kashmir district of Bandipora, where moderate to heavy snowfall was experienced since Friday night.

Meanwhile, major snow clearance operation has been started from 0330 hrs in main town and other route


Saturday, January 19, 2019Examination as per schedule, no cancellation: KU

Srinagar, Jan 19: Kashmir University has clarified that university has not postponed any examinations.

Talking to TNN the Controller Examinations Kashmir University Farooq Ahmad Mir said, "Candidates should not pay any heed to rumours about the postponement of any examination.

No examination has been postponed and all examinations will be held as per schedule."


Saturday, January 19, 2019Despite snow Kashmir highway through for one-way traffic, Leh & other roads shut

Jammu, Jan 19: Despite fresh snowfall the national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic while Srinagar-Leh and other roads remained closed due to accumulation of snow.

The 300-km-long Srinagar- Jammu national highway was through despite snowing on both sides of the Jawhar tunnel, Shaitan Nallah and Banihal s


Saturday, January 19, 2019Air traffic suspended at Srinagar airport due to snow, poor visibility

Srinagar, Jan 19: Air traffic at Srinagar International Airport was suspended due to fresh snowfall and poor visibility, an official said. No flight could operate since morning as the visibility was very poor due to snowfall, he said.

Though the flights were not cancelled as there was chance of improvement in the weather, he said adding, flights will resume only after reassessment at 1130 h


Saturday, January 19, 2019Ten feared killed after snow avalanche hits Khardung La

Five bodies recovered, intense searches on for others

SRINAGAR: In a tragic accident, ten persons, believed to be Army porters, are feared dead after a snow avalanche buried the two trucks they were travelling in at Khardung La of Ladakh region on Friday.

Bodies of five of the deceased have been recovered so far, while efforts are on to find the remaining five persons, whose chances of survival are bleak, police said.

The rescue operation by p


Saturday, January 19, 2019ECI team expected ‘soon’ in J&K

CEO holds APM, majority for simulatenous polls

JAMMU: A team of Election Commission of India (ECI) is expected to visit Jammu and Kashmir in a few weeks from now to review the situation with political leaders and other stakeholders based upon which the commission will decide whether the assembly elections would be held simultaneously with Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

This was informed by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Ku


Saturday, January 19, 2019Do not use cell phones on duty, Raj Bhavan staff told

JAMMU: Taking congnisance of reports of Raj Bhavan staff remaining busy with their smart phones affecting the performance of their duties, the Governor’s Secretariat has banned usage of mobile phones by the staff during the duty hours.

A circular was issued in this regard after it was observed that staff members at Raj Bhawan instead of doing official duties were seen busy in their cell phone


Saturday, January 19, 20192019 LS Polls BJP to appoint ‘Vistaraks’ for each Assembly constituency


JAMMU: Gearing up its activities to secure all the six Lok Sabha seats of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly the two seats in Jammu region and one in Ladakh, the BJP high command has decided to appoint "Vistaraks" for each of the 87 Assembly constituencies of the state.

The Vistaraks are the full time workers who will work right till the Lok Sabha elections and will gather all important information i.e problems, requirements, population ratio and other related information of each Assembly segment and pass on to the party high command.

Their work is very much similar to th


Saturday, January 19, 2019Massive hike in stipend to MBBS, BDS interns in J&K


JAMMU: In a significant decision, the Governor’s administration has accorded approval to massive hike in stipend from Rs. 4,800 to Rs. 12,300 per month i.e., increase of Rs. 7,500 in favour of students of MBBS and BDS courses during their internship in Government Medical Colleges as well as Dental Colleges both at Jammu and Srinagar.

According to a Government Order No. 80-HME of 2


Saturday, January 19, 2019IB truce breached

JAMMU: After breaching truce along Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts for past two weeks, Pakistan on Friday violated ceasefire by resorting to firing along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district, drawing strong retaliation from Indian forces.

Pakistan Rangers resorted to small arms fire on border outposts (BoPs) in Hiranagar sector at around 11 am, , officials said.


Saturday, January 19, 2019Farooq reiterates regional autonomy promise, says blueprint already drawn

JAMMU: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Friday reiterated that his party was committed towards ensuring regional autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir as it will assuage the aspirations of the people of all the regions.

The former chief minister sought a massive mandate for his party in the ensuing elections, saying a strong and stable government alone can steer Jammu and Kashmir to peace


Saturday, January 19, 2019Militants lob 3 grenades across Valley, 4th averted

SRINAGAR: Only 8 days before the Republic Day, militants on Friday carried out three grenade attacks targeting security forces across the Kashmir valley, including Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital Srinagar, but there were no reports of any casualty, even as possible fourth such attack was foiled when the security forces arrested a militant with a grenade.

In the preceding week


Saturday, January 19, 2019JKSPDCL functioning hampered sans full time MD, many projects await approval


SRINAGAR: In the absence of a full time managing director (MD) since the past six months, many projects in the Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Limited (JKSPDCL) are pending for the want of approval.

The JKSPDC, which is the only power generating corporation of the state, is functioning without the services of a full time MD after former IAS officer Shah Faesal left to United States (US) for studies on a scholarship. Soon after his return, Faesal resigned from government services to join politics.

Even though the charge of MD was given to administrat


Saturday, January 19, 2019India protests Pak SC extending its jurisdiction to GB, summons DyHC

NEW DELHI: India on Friday summoned the Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan and lodged a strong protest on a recent order by Pakistan Supreme Court extending its jurisdiction over Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Pakistani official was conveyed that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir, which also includes the so-called 'Gilgit-Baltistan', "has been, is and shall remain an integral part of India", the


Saturday, January 19, 2019Hawala Dealer Wani granted bail by Delhi HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani, who is accused of money-laundering.

The court allowed bail plea of Wani asking him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 3 lakh and two sureties of like amount.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) in September 2017 filed a chargesheet against Wani and Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah under the


Saturday, January 19, 2019BPL families to get 1917 cattle heads

JAMMU: In a significant move, the state government has decided to give away the cattle heads got from Military Farms to the families living under Below Poverty Line (BPL).

The decision was taken here at a meeting of defence representatives and officers of Animal Husbandry Department, chaired by Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, regarding the handing over of cattle to state government


Saturday, January 19, 2019Additional 100 MWs electricity for Valley

JAMMU: To supplement the power supply in the Kashmir Valley and also address the interruptions in the supply, if any, the Power Development Department today purchased an additional 100 MWs of electric power through exchange.

The power was purchased on the directions of the Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma, an official spokesman said.

“By way of the initiative the electric supply in


Saturday, January 19, 2019CJ Meghalaya, CVC J&K meet Governor Malik

JAMMU: Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, and P.L. Gupta, Chief Vigilance Commissioner, J&K today met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan.

Governor and the Chief Justice Mir exchanged views on various important issues relating to making legal system more effective for meeting the aspirations of the people at large and their felt needs and demands, an off


Saturday, January 19, 2019Kidnapped Girl Rescued By Police, 1 Arrested

JAMMU: A teenage girl, who was allegedly kidnapped by a man in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, was rescued , the police said.

The father of the 17-year-old girl from Darhal village had alleged in his police complaint that Mohammad Shafiq of Dhangri area of Rajouri had kidnapped his daughter, they said.

A case was registered and during the course of investigation raids were conducted a


Saturday, January 19, 2019Heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 19: Heavy snowfall occurred in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, with the weather office forecasting more in store for the next three days.

"A western disturbance (WD) is presently active over the state under whose influence moderate to heavy snowfall is likely to occur in the valley till January 23 after which the intensity of the WD will start decreasing," a Met Department offici


Friday, January 18, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: In order to carry out various developmental works, the power supply to Narwal Pain, Rani Bagh, Ajit Nagar, Colonel Colony, Satwari Special Bureau, Satwari Airforce, Airport, Military Hospital, Nai Basti, Ashok Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Mill Cantt and adjoining areas shall remain affected on January 19 from 11 am to 03 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Raghunath Bazaar, Sund


Friday, January 18, 2019BANDIPORA: Group of girl students flagged off for educational tour

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 18: The Department of School Education on Friday sent a group of 20 girl students for an Educational tour outside the J&K under Students Exchange Programme to enhance the exposure of students.

Deputy Chief Education Officer Bandipora, Rafiq Ahmad Parray flagged the first batch of the students from Bandipora district. He said the group will fly to Bengluru wherein they wil


Friday, January 18, 2019Shailendra interacts with representatives of political parties, seeks cooperation on improving electoral process

JAMMU, JANUARY 18 - Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Shailendra Kumar today interacted with the representatives of recognized political parties in the State on various issues related to the electoral process, especially on Special Summary Revision and updation of Electoral Rolls.

The CEO held wide ranging discussions with the political leaders and also sought their views on the forthcom


Friday, January 18, 2019Minjee delegation meets EC Health; projects public issues

KARGIL, JANUARY 18: A delegation from Minjee led by the local Councillor Sheikh Ghulam Mehdi called on the Executive Councillor for Health Zakir Hussain and took up with him various issues and demands of the people of the area.
The delegation projected several demands including the augmentation of water supply, health care facilities, release of payments on account of land compensation beside


Friday, January 18, 2019ERO reviews progress on Special Summary of Electoral Rolls at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JANUARY 18: Electoral Roll Observer Shahid Inayatullah today chaired a meeting of the officers to review the progress on the special summary revision of Electoral Roll of Anantnag district.
The District Election Officer, Mohammad Younis Malik gave a detailed account of the status of progress, claims and objections, updation of the database, EPIC status, and other details, besi


Friday, January 18, 2019DDC Kishtwar reviews achievements under District Capex Budget

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 18: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana today reviewed the physical and financial achievements under District Capex Budget 2018-19, here at a meeting.
Detailed discussions were held on a host of issues including various sectors and progress on languishing projects.
Taking sector wise review, the DDC directed the officials of line Departments to expedite t


Friday, January 18, 2019Pulwama DDC inaugurates KVIB workshop on NSSH

PULWAMA, JANUARY 18: District Development Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar today inaugurated one day workshop on National Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) and other related schemes organized by Jammu and Kashmir Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB), here at District Administrative Complex.
Assistant Commissioner Revenue, District Officer KVIB Ahmadullah Malik, district officers of


Friday, January 18, 2019DDC Baramulla finalizes IPPI Action Plan, reviews progress under Ayushman Bharat

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 18: To review the preparedness of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) campaign in the district, an action plan was finalized in a meeting of District Task Force (DTF) under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash held here today.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Baba, Chief Medical Officer Dr Bashir Ahmad


Friday, January 18, 2019DC Rajouri inaugurates drug de-addiction, counselling center

RAJOURI, JANUARY 18: Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today inaugurated newly established Drug De-addiction, counselling, Rehabilitation and Skill Development Centre, here at District Hospital Rajouri.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Yougal Manhas and Medical Superintendent, Dr. Mehmood Hussain Bajar besides other staff were present.
The drug de-addiction, skill development, counsel


Friday, January 18, 2019 Weather forecast: DC Bandipora reviews preparedness of Govt agencies

JANUARY 18: In view of the inclement weather forecast this weekend, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary on Friday convened a meeting to review the preparedness of the government agencies to deal with any kind of exigency.
The meeting discussed action plans prepared by the concerned departments to prevent interruption to services during the snowfall. The DC, while hailing thei


Friday, January 18, 2019IIM Jammu to get additional accommodation

MHRD, Hr Edu Deptt sign MoU in presence of Advisor Ganai

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) through Director Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Commissioner Secretary, State Higher Education Department for use of additional space and land at the transit campus of IIM here at the old University Campus.
The additional accommodation will enable IIM


Friday, January 18, 2019J&K Govt decides to give away cattle heads to BPL families

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: In a significant move, the state government has decided to give away the cattle heads got from Military Farms to the families living under Below Poverty Line (BPL).
The decision was taken here at a meeting of defence representatives and officers of Animal Husbandry Department, chaired by Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, regarding the handing over of cattle to state


Friday, January 18, 2019DEO Kishtwar convenes meeting with reps of pol parties

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 18: District Election Officer, Angrez Singh Rana, today chaired a meeting here with the representatives of various political parties.
ENT Kishtwar was also present on the occasion.
DEO informed the representatives that District Contact Centre of Election cell has been established where general masses can enquire on subjects such as elections, voting dates, EPIC, electoral r


Friday, January 18, 2019DC Kathua reviews Republic Day arrangements

KATHUA, JANUARY 18: Deputy Commissioner Kathua Rohit Khajuria today chaired a meeting to take stock of arrangements being made for the celebration of Republic Day 2019 in the district.
The meeting was informed that the main function will be held at Sports Stadium Kathua and the Day will start with playing of Shehnai Vaadan in the wee hours where the chief guest will unfurl the national flag an


Friday, January 18, 2019Handicraft Deptt organises awareness camp at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY 18: Handicraft Department, today organized an awareness camp to sensitize the local stakeholders about central schemes launched to boost handicraft sector.
Joint Director Handicraft, Jammu Anju Gupta was the chief guest who formally inaugurated the camp.
A large number of villagers from Chak Rakhwalan, Malhar , Bakli, Tikri , Neeli Nallaha, Ritti and Tabbri participated


Friday, January 18, 2019JK Tourism’s promotional campaign concludes at SATTE

Tourism Deptt to organize travel show at Pune on Jan 21

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 18: Department of Tourism, J&K, concluded its promotional campaign at South Asian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) here.
During the campaign officials and stakeholders interacted with the leading travel and tourism industry leaders from across the globe.
The Department also held interactions with representatives from regional and national media persons during the thr


Friday, January 18, 2019Govt keen to tap Ladakh's immense tourism potential: Chief Secretary

LEH, JANUARY 18: Chief Secretary, B.V.R Subramanyam Friday said that Leh district of frontier Ladakh region possesses immense tourism potential and the Governor’s administration is keen to upgrade its tourism-related infrastructure to attract increased tourist footfall to the region.
The CS made these remarks at a meeting with Executive Councillors of LAHDC, Leh headed by Chairman and CEC, Ja


Friday, January 18, 2019Delegation of BJP Minority Morcha meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: A delegation of the BJP Minority Morcha led by Haji Tariq Hussain Keen, Member of the State Executive Body of the Bharatiya Janata Party, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation submitted a Memorandum to Governor with the request for initiating various development projects for enhancing road connectivity, provision of quality healthcare, ed


Friday, January 18, 2019Delegation of The Kashmir Fruit Growers and Dealers Association meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: A delegation of The Kashmir Fruit Growers and Dealers Association, from Sopore led by its President Sh. F.A. Malik, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The members of the delegation requested that the KCC loans of farmers be waived off on account of damage to the horticulture crops due to unexpected hailstorm; unhindered movement of fresh fruits outs


Friday, January 18, 2019VC SMVDU meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, met Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan today.
Prof. Jain briefed Governor about the progress achieved in the past months in the academic, administrative and infrastructural development arenas and the initiatives presently underway.
Governor emphasized the importanc


Friday, January 18, 2019CGM SBI meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: Sh. Ashutosh Kumar Singh Rana, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Chandigarh Circle, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Rana briefed Governor about SBI’s functioning in J&K, its future expansion plans and about the services which are being offered to SBI’s clients. He presented a copy of book titled “Flow-India through Water” conceived by


Friday, January 18, 2019 CVC meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: Sh. P.L. Gupta, Chief Vigilance Commissioner, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan and briefed him about various important issues relating to the functioning of the Commission and the Anti-Corruption Bureau.
Governor emphasized high importance of ensuring transparency in the functioning of the public institutions and role of institutions like Vigilance Commission a


Friday, January 18, 2019 Chief Justice Meghalaya meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Governor and the Chief Justice exchanged views on various important issues relating to making legal system more effective for meeting the aspirations of the people at large and their felt needs and demands.


Friday, January 18, 2019Barça thump Levante to advance in Copa del Rey

Barcelona, Jan 18 (IANS) Ousmane Dembele had a brace to lead FC Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Levante in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie for a 4-2 triumph on aggregate.

The Copa holders are through to the quarter-finals, but that could change if the Spanish football federation concludes that Barça included an ineligible player in the roster for the first leg in Valenc


Friday, January 18, 2019Bopanna prefers Airbnb while playing abroad

Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna prefers to stay in Airbnb while competing in tournaments abroad as it helps to unwind yourself and gives homely feeling.

Airbnb is a privately held global company which operates hospitality facilities and is accessible through websites and mobile Apps.

Members can use the service to arrange or offer lodging, primarily homestays, or to


Friday, January 18, 2019Hockey India names 18-member women's squad for Spain tour

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Hockey India on Friday named an 18-member Indian women's squad for the season opener in Spain which starts on January 26.

The Indian team led by Rani will play four matches against Spain and two matches against the 2018 Women's World Cup runners-up Ireland.

The team includes goalkeepers Savita and Rajani Etimarpu. The Indian team for the Spain tour will feature defe


Friday, January 18, 2019Federer cruises into Round of 16 at Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Swiss tennis star Roger Federer (3) defeated American Taylor Fritz by a comfortable 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 scoreline in less than an hour and a half in the third round men's singles match at the Australian Open here on Friday.

The early stages of the match seemed to predict a comfortable course for the reigning champion in Melbourne Park, who had to sweat it out more against Da


Friday, January 18, 2019Sharapova defeats defending Australian Open champion Wozniacki

Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Russia's Maria Sharapova defeated defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 here on Friday.

The 30th-seeded 2008 Australian Open champion recorded her first win against Denmark's Wozniacki (seeded third) in a grand slam, as Sharapova was defeated by the Dane at the 2010 and 2014 US Opens, reports Efe.

"I knew I was going to get a tough matc


Friday, January 18, 2019Budding boxing star Kattimani lauds Khelo India

Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) World Youth Boxing bronze medallist boxer Bhavesh Kattimani is convinced that the government should conduct more events like Khelo India Youth Games to shape budding talent.

"Along with proper training and hard work, a player is required to evaluate his or her progress and learn from mistakes. Therefore, competing in more tournaments is necessary. You can try out new things


Friday, January 18, 2019Betis advance in Copa del Rey

San Sebastian (Spain), Jan 18 (IANS) Real Betis and Real Sociedad played to a 2-2 draw on aggregate over two matches in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, but the Seville club are through to the quarter-finals after scoring a pair of away goals here.

Thursday night's second leg contest at the Anoeta Stadium started slowly, with the teams showing skill in their possession games but not posing


Friday, January 18, 2019Espanyol in Copa del Rey quarter-finals

Barcelona, Jan 18 (IANS) RCD Espanyol defeated Villarreal 3-1 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie to advance to the quarter-finals 5-3 on aggregate.

In the wake of the 2-2 draw in the first leg in Villarreal, Espanyol coach Joan Francesc Ferrer promised that his team would be playing for the win from the opening whistle at RCDE stadium in Barcelona, reports Efe.

The h


Friday, January 18, 2019Vintage Dhoni, Chahal star in India's maiden ODI series win Down Under

Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's heroics with the ball were complemented well by former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's third consecutive half-century as he anchored India's run chase to beat Australia by 7 wickets in the third ODI, and clinch their first ever bilateral series win here.

With the 2-1 One-Day International (ODI) series win, India have completed their tour D


Friday, January 18, 2019'Google Photos' to get new features including suggested sharing

San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) The latest version of Google's photo sharing and storage service "Google Photos 4.8" that reached Android smartphones recently is expected to get more features like automatically suggested sharing among others, media reported.

Even though the teardown does not exactly reveal how the feature would function, it will probably take into account user interactions with t


Friday, January 18, 2019Mitsubishi alleges Ghosn received $8.9 mn in illegal payments

Tokyo, Jan 18 (IANS) Japanese automaker Mitsubishi on Friday alleged that ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn received $8.9 million in illegal payments from a Netherlands-based joint venture between April-November 2018.

Mitsubishi made the allegation in a statement which gave details of these operations, uncovered in an internal investigation, reports Efe news.

The accusation follows other


Friday, January 18, 2019Samsung to launch Galaxy M10 for Rs 7,990, M20 for Rs 10,990

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Samsung will launch two industry-first Galaxy 'M' smartphones in the under Rs 10,000 price segment in India on January 28 that will be available on from March 5.

M10 will start at Rs 7,990 and M20 from Rs 10,990, reliable industry sources told IANS on Friday.

India will be the first country to launch the new series smartphones. The 'M' series will also be


Friday, January 18, 2019Huawei to roll out 'EMUI 9.0' in India from next week

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Chinese electronics giant Huawei on Friday announced that its Android Pie-based custom operating system (OS) -- EMUI 9.0 is rolling out on the "P20 Pro" and "Nova 3" smartphones with new user interface (UI) and full-screen gestures as an over-the-air (OTA) firmware update from next week in India.

Huawei EMUI, formerly known as "Emotion UI", is the user interface that t


Friday, January 18, 2019India, Uzbekistan sign agreement on uranium import

Ahmedabad, Jan 18 (IANS) India and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on importing uranium from the Central Asian nation following a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 here on Friday.

The two sides also signed an agreement for a line of credit of $200 million from India for financi


Friday, January 18, 2019Himachal CM asks banks to help increase farmers' income

Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said the banks should focus more to improve the investment credit by funding those schemes that helped in increasing the income of the farmers.

Presiding over the state credit seminar 2019-20 organised by the National Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (NABARD), he said sustainable agriculture practices need to


Friday, January 18, 2019Hero Cycles to invest Rs 400 cr in hi-tech cycle valley

Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Leading brand in cycles, Hero Cycles, will invest around Rs 400 crore in the Hi-Tech Cycle Valley project in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Friday.

Hero Cycles on Friday signed an agreement with the Punjab government for allotment of 100 acres of land in the Cycle Valley which is coming up in 380 acres in Dhanansu in Ludhiana district.

The comp


Friday, January 18, 2019Amazon's AWS launches service to automate data backups

San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Retail giant Amazon's Cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched "Backup" -- a new feature which makes it easier for companies to backup their data using its Cloud computing platform.

AWS "Backup" makes protecting storage volumes, databases and file systems easier by giving customers a single service to configure and audit the AWS resources, the company said


Friday, January 18, 2019Sensex, Nifty ends flat; healthcare stocks fall 2%

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Mixed global cues, weakness in the Indian currency and heavy selling in the healthcare and finance stocks dragged the key equity indices on Friday, with Sensex and Nifty ending flat with a positive bias.

BSE Healthcare index tanked 2 per cent, while telecom scrips also witnessed heavy selling pressure, losing over 3 per cent.

The BSE Sensex closed higher 12.53 points,


Friday, January 18, 2019BJP promises Budget 2019 will bring relief to farmers

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Rejecting the farm loan waiver as a permanent solution, the BJP on Friday said that the Centre will announce relief measures in Budget 2019 that will boost farmers economically.

Addressing a press conference, the Bharatiya Janata Party farmer's cell chief Virendra Singh Mast said that the party would also hold a two-day national convention for farmers in February in Ut


Friday, January 18, 2019Sun Pharma stocks plunge on revelation of whistleblower's complaint

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The stock of pharmaceutical major Sun Pharma ended up as the top loser on the BSE Sensex on Friday following reports of a complaint by a whistleblower to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) against the company.

The company scrip tanked over 12 per cent at one point to Rs 390.50 apiece, losing Rs 36.65, or 8.58 per cent, from its previous close of Rs 427.15.


Friday, January 18, 2019Will protest if Parrikar 'dodges' Assembly committee meet: Congress

Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Accusing ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of avoiding meeting legislators from the Opposition, state Congress President Girish Chodankar on Friday said if Parrikar continues this, the Opposition party would raise a ruckus in the forthcoming state Assembly session.

"Parrikar has been skipping office regularly. When it comes to meeting him, it is only the ruling MLAs


Friday, January 18, 2019Free of cost complicated surgery of 8 yrs old child performs at district hospital Rajouri

A complicated surgical procedure was performed at district hospital here today by a team of doctors and paramedics comprising of Dr Shalinder Sharma Consultant Orthopaedic, Dr Bashir Khan Consultant Anaesthesia, Dr Rashad Anjum Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ashok Sharma, Hafiz Manhas both OT technicians and Pervaiz Khan supporting staff on a child namely Asif Hussain S/O Abdul Hamid about 8 yrs old R/O M


Friday, January 18, 2019Traffic Police, Jmu Rural is on move; 2,19,907 vehicles were challaned, Rs.4,10,05990 of fine realized in 2018-19.

# We will work with more zeal to ensure safety of road users: SP Traffic.

Sahil Sharma.

Traffic police Jammu Rural have started scores of initiatives to maintain a better relationship with common man for the last couple of years in many ways like launched many special drives against the violators of traffic laws.The main objective of the such drives is to aware the general public and youths regarding traffic rules like wearing a helmet, avoiding overtaking, overload


Friday, January 18, 2019Sabarimala: Row over age of women mentioned on Kerala government list

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) A row has erupted over flaws in the actual age of some of the 51 women referred to by the Kerala government counsel on Friday in the Supreme Court saying they were in the 'banned', menstruating age group of 10-50 years who prayed at the Sabarimala temple this season.

Kanaka Durga and Bindu Ammini, both in the 'banned' age group 10 to 50 years prayed at the Sab


Friday, January 18, 2019RSS swipes at BJP over soldier deaths, temple delay

Nagpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Taking a swipe at the BJP-led government at the Centre, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday wondered why soldiers were dying on the country's borders though there is no war and on the delays in constructing the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Speaking at the silver jubilee of the Prahaar Samaaj Jagruti Sanstha here on Thursday evening, he rued that soldiers continued to be killed on


Friday, January 18, 2019Government will again miss fiscal deficit target: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Claiming that the Narendra Modi government's efforts during its remaining tenure cannot revive the "perilous condition" of the Indian economy, former Union Minister and Congress veteran P. Chidambaram on Friday said the Centre might not able to achieve its set fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent.

"Nothing the Modi government does in the next 60 days will alter the st


Friday, January 18, 2019ISRO launches Young Scientists programme

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced a Young Scientists programme under which three school students will be selected from each state and union territory and will be given lectures on space and hands-on experience in building small satellites.

"Under this one-month programme, selected students, mostly Class 8 pass students, will be given lec


Friday, January 18, 2019Some Karnataka BJP MLAs shift to another Haryana hotel

Gurugram, Jan 18 (IANS) Around 25 MLAs of the nearly 100 Karnataka BJP legislators put up here at the five star ITC Grand Bharat resort for the last few days have reportedly shifted to a nearby hotel on Friday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs have been housed in the resort near Manesar here on Aravalli foothills to guard against their poaching since January 14.

Informed sources said around


Friday, January 18, 2019DDC inaugurates KVIB workshop on NSSH

PULWAMA, JANUARY 18: District Development Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar today inaugurated one day workshop under National Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Hub(NSSH) and other related schemes organized by Jammu and Kashmir Khadi & Village Industries Board Pulwama, here at District Administrative Complex Pulwama.

Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Pulwama, District Officer KVIB Pulwama Ahmadullah


Friday, January 18, 2019#BigBreaking: Pakistan once again violates ceasefire at IB

Jammu, Jan 18: Pakistan once again violates ceasefire at Indo-Pak International Border in Hiranagar sector in Jammu region, where two days back a BSF assistant commandant attained martyrdom in Pak sniping.

Unprovoked Firing by Pak Rangers.

Around 1100 hrs today Pak Rangers fired a couple of burst towards BSF duty point in Hiranagar area. BSF troops responded by limited fire. No loss/damage


Friday, January 18, 2019Two grenade attacks by militants in Kashmir,4th in week

Srinagar, Jan 18: Militants carried out two grenade attacks on security forces within a span of few minutes in the Kashmir valley, including Lal Chowk, the never centre of the summer capital, Srinagar.

This is the second grenade attack during less than 24 hours in Srinagar and fourth in the last about a week in the valley.

Official sources told TNN that militants hurled a grenade at a secur


Friday, January 18, 2019Leh avalanche: 4 bodies recovered

Srinagar, Jan 18: Four dead bodies were recovered from the debris of an avalanche that hit Leh district of Ladakh trapping 10 people on Friday, police said.

"Rescue teams recovered the bodies from the Khardung La Pass, where the victims were travelling in a truck," an official said.

The police, Border Roads Organisation and Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Force would continue the res


Friday, January 18, 2019Youth planning to join militancy arrested with grenade in Kupwara

Srinagar, Jan 18: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested a youth who was intending to join the militant ranks in frontier district of Kupwara, a police spokesman said.

Acting on a tip-off, police established a check point in Lolab in Kupwara district this morning. During the checking, police arrested a youth, identified as Mohammad Aslam Beigh, a resident of Maidanpora af


Friday, January 18, 2019Fresh weather warning issued in J&K as strong WD hits region

Srinagar, Jan 18: The Meteorological department on Friday issued a fresh weather warning after a Western Disturbance (WD) hit the region which could result in isolated , scattered and fairly widespread rain and snow during the next about a week which could affect air and surface traffic.

A Met department spokesman said here this afternoon there could be scattered light snowfall in the Kashmir


Friday, January 18, 2019Rejecting rumours, Omar says father Farooq absolutely fine

Srinagar, Jan 18: Responding to rumours about the health of National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said his father was absolutely fine.

The NC vice-president Omar said the stories about Dr Abdullah's health were unfounded.

Taking to micro blogging site Twitter, Mr Omar said, ''I don’t know where the rumours about my father having taken ill


Friday, January 18, 2019Tourist dies, 9 missing after avalanche hit Khardun La in Ladakh

Srinagar, Jan 18: A tourist was killed and nine others are missing after their vehicle was buried under a huge snow avalanche at Khardung La pass, the worlds highest motorable road in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, official sources said.

They said a vehicle came under huge snow avalanche at Khardung La pass, about 18400 feet above sea level, in Leh this morning.

They said te


Friday, January 18, 2019Zojila: Modern day marvel contract to scam-hit IL&FS called off, NHIDL to initiate fresh bidding

JAMMU: Eight months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said "Zojila tunnel is not a mere tunnel but a modern day marvel", the contract, for the ambitious project which envisaged ensuring an all weather connectivity to Ladakh region and reducing journey across one of the world’s most difficult passes from 3.5 hours to as little as 15 minutes, has been called off.

This is the second time since


Friday, January 18, 2019 What happened to IL&FS

The IL&FS, an infrastructure development and finance company, gained most of its popularity for the Chenani-Nashri tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

The company operated through more than 250 subsidiaries including IL&FS Investment managers, IL&FS financial services and IL&FS Transportation networks India Limited (ITNL). The group had a debt burden of over Rs. 90,000 crore as of Octo


Friday, January 18, 20192018 remarkable year for Valley CI-Ops: Army Cmdr

Civilian injured in Pak firing in Rajouri

JAMMU: Security forces met considerable success in anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 by eliminating several top ultras who were targeting security forces and civilians, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said Thursday.

The top Commander was speaking to reporters in Poonch where reviewed the prevailing security situation in the backdrop of heavy firing and shelling


Friday, January 18, 2019What great year? question NC, PDP

SRINAGAR: Political rivals People Democratic’s Party and National Conference came together on Thursday when they questioned Northern Army Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh boasting about the number of militants killed in the state last year.

"I beg to differ, a great year would be one in which no young man would join militancy, no terrorists would be killed & no security personnel would lose t


Friday, January 18, 2019LS polls: CEO to meet Pol parties today

JAMMU: The Chief Electoral Officer Jammu and Kashmir Shailendra Kumar has convened a meeting of all political parties in Jammu on Friday regarding the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state, even as the haze surrounding the timing of assembly elections is yet to be cleared.

In a letter sent to ten political parties including National Conference, PDP, Congress and BJP, the CEO has also hinte


Friday, January 18, 2019Govt fixes rates for 72 medical tests, diagnostic services in J&K

‘Pvt hospitals, nursing homes, clinics not under purview’

JAMMU: Taking a serious note of series of complaints regarding variation in rates and overcharging for various kinds of clinical investigations at different Government run medical institutions and hospitals in the State, the Governor’s administration has finally come out with a fixed rate structure for as many as 72 different medical tests (investigations) and diagnostic services.

Official sou


Friday, January 18, 20193 cops hurt in grenade attack, Hizb ultra held

SRINAGAR: Three cops, including an officer, received splinter injuries after militants hurled a hand grenade on a police party on Thursday afternoon in Srinagar where an alert has been issued in view of Republic Day celebrations even as security forces arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant from Kulgam district.

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror outfit has claimed responsibly of the grenade at


Friday, January 18, 20195 KAS shifted

JAMMU: The State government on Thursday affected a minor reshuffle in middle-rung administration, transferring and posting five KAS officers.

According to a government order 89-GAD of 2019, Kusum Badyal, Special Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department, was transferred and posted as Additional Registrar, Cooperative, Jammu, whereas Tanveer Iqbal Malik, Additional Registrar, Coo


Friday, January 18, 2019Admin Secys, HoDs to take your calls every Mon, Tue eve on DD

JAMMU: Running four months behind the earlier fixed schedule, the Administrative Secretaries of different Departments—with powers equivalent to ministers in President’s rule—will be interacting with general public in a Live-Phone-in-Programme to be telecast on Doordarshan every Monday and Tuesday evening, a first for Jammu and Kashmir.

In September 2018, a seven-week –long series was announced which was to begin September 17 on Doordarshan TV at 5 pm every Monday, but the same could not take off for some reasons.

Four months later, the government on Thursday has issued a fresh notificat


Friday, January 18, 2019Weather advisory issued

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Thursday issued weather advisory according to which moderate to heavy snow and rain is expected from 19th to 25h January at widespread places of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions.

As per the communication received from Indian Meteorological Centre, Rambagh, Srinagar, light snowfall would commence at a few places of Kashmir on 19


Friday, January 18, 20192 women battalions approved

JAMMU: The state government on Thursday accorded its formal sanction to the raising of 2 Women Battalions for Jammu and Kashmir Police, along with creation of 2014 posts of various ranks for these battalions.

The State Administrative Council (SAC) had given its nod to the same in its January 14th meeting.
An order issued by R K Goyal, Principal Secretary, Home Department said that the recruit


Friday, January 18, 2019Faculty, other staff appointed for 5 new GMCs

JAMMU: Department of Health and Medical Education today issued appointment orders to fill 84 Assistant Professor/Lecturer posts in new Government Medical Colleges of Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Kathua and Rajouri.

Forty four Casualty Medical Officers have also been appointed in the Medical Colleges on the recommendations of JKPSC. The services of the Casualty Medical Officers shall be utilize


Friday, January 18, 2019Leh avalanche: 10 trapped under snow

Srinagar, Jan 18: Ten people were trapped under snow after an avalanche hit Leh district of Ladakh on Friday, police sources said.

Those trapped were travelling in a truck in Khardung La Pass. "Rescue teams of police, Border Roads Organisation and Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Force have reached the spot," the sources said.

A high alert for avalanche was sounded on Thursday by the


Friday, January 18, 2019J&K airports' audit report to get BCAS endorsement favouring CISF

New Delhi, Jan 18: The audit report of the highly sensitive Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports is under final scrutiny of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) that will send its endorsement "very soon" to the Union Home Ministry, to hand over the security responsibility of these airports to the CISF from the CRPF.

It is, however, yet to be decided whether the Central Industrial Securit


Friday, January 18, 2019In a first, IAF lands AN-32 plane at Pakyong airfield in Sikkim

New Delhi/Gangtok, Jan 17: For the first time ever, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has landed an AN-32 transport aircraft at Pakyong airfield in Sikkim, about 60 km away from Indo-China border.

“An AN-32 aircraft of 43 Squadron carried out a successful landing at Pakyong airfield in Sikkim on January 16.
This is the first landing by an AN-32 class of aircraft at this airfield,” IAF Spokesperson G


Friday, January 18, 20193rd ODI: India opt to bowl vs Australia (Toss)

Melbourne, Jan 18: India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against Australia in the third and final one day international (ODI) of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday.

India made three changes in their playing eleven as all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who makes his ODI debut, replaces Mohammed Siraj while Kedhar Jadhav and Yuzvendra Chahal come in for Am


Friday, January 18, 2019Kashmir Valley braces for heavy snowfall

Srinagar, Jan 18: The weather office on Friday said that heavy to very heavy snowfall will occur in the Kashmir Valley starting from Saturday.

Sonam Lotus, Director of the regional MET Office, said the snowfall will gradually become heavier and stronger in intensity till January 23rd.

Divisional administration has warned people not to move around in avalanche prone areas, store enough edibl


Friday, January 18, 2019J&K airports' audit report to get BCAS endorsement favouring CISF

New Delhi, Jan 18 :The audit report of the highly sensitive Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports is under final scrutiny of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) that will send its endorsement "very soon" to the Union Home Ministry, to hand over the security responsibility of these airports to the CISF from the CRPF.

It is, however, yet to be decided whether the Central Industrial Securit


Friday, January 18, 2019Snow avalanche in Leh, rescue teams rushed

Srinagar, Jan 18 :A snow avalanche hit an area in Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on early Friday morning, official sources said.
They said a huge snow avalanche hit Garondnikla in Leh early this morning. Some people are reportedly trapped, they said, adding rescue teams have been rushed from nearby areas.
Helicopters have also been rushed to the spot to rescue the trapped people, the


Thursday, January 17, 2019DDC Rajouri inspects progress on developmental works

RAJOURI, JANUARY 17: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad today conducted an extensive tour and inspected progress on various ongoing development projects, here.
During his visit to upcoming Government Medical College, the DDC inspected the pace of work on the hostel buildings and directed the concerned to immediately start the construction of the residential buildings for fac


Thursday, January 17, 2019Kishtwar: Issues causing hindrances in HEPs discussed

DC asks for fast tracking payment of compensation

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 17: Deputy Commissioner (District Collector,) Angrez Sigh Rana today chaired a meeting with concerned officers regarding issues related to Hydro Electric Projects coming up in the District.
Among others present were Managing Director CVPP, GMs, CVPP, Pakal Dul, Kiro and Kwar, Chief Engineer Civil Pakal Dul (Power side) Chief Engineer (Dam) Pakal Dul, ASP Kishtwar , ACR Ki


Thursday, January 17, 2019 DEO Kishtwar reviews preparedness for ensuing elections

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 17: Deputy Commissioner (DEO) Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana today reviewed preparedness for ensuing elections here at a meeting attended by senior functionaries of civil and Police administration, besides AEROs from across the district.
Threadbare discussion was held pertaining to physical verification of polling stations, including provision of basic minimum facilities, ap


Thursday, January 17, 2019Chief Secretary inaugurates National Ice Hockey Championship at Leh

Foresees great prospects for Ladakh region in development, sports

LEH, JANUARY 17: Chief Secretary, B.V.R Subrahmanyam today declared open IHAI National Ice Hockey Championship (Men & Women) here at Karzoo Ice Hockey Rink.
Principal Secretary, Planning & Development, Rohit Kansal, DC Leh Avny Lavasa and SSP Leh Sargun Shukla, besides a large number of sports lovers were present on the occasion.
This being the 8th Men IHAI National championship, the event


Thursday, January 17, 2019Navin Choudhary reviews functioning of Jammu Central Cooperative Bank

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Choudhary today reviewed the functioning of Jammu Central Cooperative Bank (JCCB) here at a meeting with Board of Directors of the Bank.
While reviewing the Credit Portfolio of the Bank, Finance Secretary, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jammu Central Cooperative Bank, was informed that 365 State Government Employees o


Thursday, January 17, 2019Horticulture department to organize Horti Vision 2019 on January 19

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: The Department of Horticulture Jammu is organizing a Divisional Level Mega Event, Horti Vision-2019, at Gulshan Grounds Jammu on 19th of January, 2019.
The event is likely to be attended by more than 1000 of farmers/fruit growers from all the 10 districts of Jammu Division and other stake holders. All the allied Departments of State and Centre will showcase their activities


Thursday, January 17, 2019Dwivedi launches Green Skill Development Programme

Center to build World’s largest Solar Energy Power Plant in Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: Commissioner/Secretary, Forests, Ecology and Environment Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, today launched Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) at Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing, Jammu.
Mr. Dwivedi informed that MoEF&CC has come up with the idea of Green Skill Development Programme for the benefit of unemployed youths to develop a skill without explo


Thursday, January 17, 2019Several deputations meet Advisor Ganai, project demands

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: Several deputations and individuals called on Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai here today and apprised him of various issues concerning their respective areas.
A deputation of All J&K Gaddi Sippi Tribes Welfare Association demanded representation of Gaddi Sippi in ST Advisory Board, establishment of Gaddi Sippi hostels at Jammu, Bani, Bhaderwah and Ramban, up-grad


Thursday, January 17, 2019DDC chairs DLTFC meet, sanctions 50 cases involving margin money of Rs 4.64 cr

RAJOURI, JANUARY 17: District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Mohammed Aijaz Asad, today chaired the District Level Task Force Committee meeting and accorded sanction to 50 cases under various schemes involving a project cost of Rs. 4. 64 crore as margin money.
It was informed that a total of 61 applications were received, of which, 52 candidates appeared and 50 cases were found eligible for


Thursday, January 17, 2019PCPG meeting held at Jhakyas

Doda : SP Ops Doda Ravinder Pal Singh conducted a PCPG meeting at Jakyas Akhyarpura Gandoh. The purpose of the meeting was to improve the police public relations and to work in close co-ordination to improve the security scenario, besides listening to their problems relating to civil and police administration.
The gathering in the meeting was about 200 to 250. During the course of meeting, the participants put forth different demands and issues which includes black topping of Bhatyas to Akhyarpura road, allotment/providing of fire tender for the area, opening of crime police post (Chok


Thursday, January 17, 2019MVD organizes road safety awareness program

Samba : Motor Vehicle Department (NVD) Samba organized road safety awareness program in Kushan Public Higher Secondary School near District Court Complex Samba here today.
On the occasion, real life video clips about different road accident scenarios in Indian cities, presentations and symposium were presented. A large number of students of the said school along with teaching staff participated in this awareness camp. During the programme, ARTO Samba, Ramesh Kumar Samotra gave a detailed power point presentation showing statistical data about the road accidents in the country, state as


Thursday, January 17, 2019Alert cops nab thief red-handed

Rajouri : The Police personals last night managed to nab a person red-handedly , who broke open the cash safe of a religious institution and was trying to decamp with money.
The police said that a team of Rajouri police post headed by SI Danish Maqbool Dar under the supervision of SHO Rajouri Ajaz Haider and DySP Headquarters Govind Rattan was on intensive night patrolling in old town area when some suspicious activity was noticed near a religious institution.
On moving close to the site, it was noticed that a man was present there who started to run away soon after seeing the cops


Thursday, January 17, 201924-yrs old youth found dead in Kastigarh

Doda : A 24 years old youth was found dead in Kastigarh.
Report said that Majid Hussain son of Mohd Shafi a resident of village Kum-Shalli Tehsil Kashtigarh in District Ramban was found dead in a field of forest few kilometers away from his home. The dead body found with a bruises on his nose.
Later, the locals informed nearby police officer in Kashtigarh, who reached the on the spot to find out the cause of death. They registered a murder case to arrest a suspected for the death of young boy.
The police officer said that they would be able to tell about the cause of death after


Thursday, January 17, 2019Winter classes a huge success : CEO Ramban

Ramban : Winter tutorial programme which is popularly known as winter classes successfully going on in all six education zone of district Ramban including Batote, Gool, Khari, Banihal, Ukhral and Ramban from first week of January 2019.
According to the Chief Education Officer (CEO) the winter tutorial programme for students of classes 8th to 12th has been launched in coordination wi


Thursday, January 17, 2019ADC Bhaderwah inaugurates POS machine for sale to ration sale depots

Abid Hussain Wani

Doda : Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bhaderwah Dr. Ravi Kumar Bharti inaugurated Point of Sale (POS) machine for distribution to the various ration sale depots at Dak Bungalow Bhaderwah.
Installation of POS Machines at ration depots will bring transparency in ration distribution to the consumers as these machines work on biometric system in which finger prints of t


Thursday, January 17, 2019 Nagar Kirtan taken out on Gurpurab with religious fervor in Khanpur

Samba : An impressive `Nagar- Kirtan’ was taken out by the members of Sikh community on the eve of Gurpurab in Khanpur village of Ramgarh sector here today. According to the report, the Nagar Kirtan started from village Khanpur and passed through Gudwal, Ramgarh road and Vijaypur. A large number of people of Sikh community including children and religious preachers also attended this grand N


Thursday, January 17, 2019Republic Day arrangements reviewed in Samba

Samba : To review arrangements for smooth celebrations of the forthcoming Republic Day, a meeting of the District and Sector Officers was on Thursday convened by DDC Samba Sushma Chauhan at her office here today. On the occasion, ADDC Arvind Kotwal, ADC Samba Vikas Gupta, PO ICDS Jyoti Rani Salathia, Chief Education Officer Samba, Chief Medical Officer, DPO, and DSWO. DIO, Executive Engineer P


Thursday, January 17, 2019Kissan Mela held at Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 17: Additional District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal inaugurated a mega Kissan mela, here today.
The mela was organised by Department of Agriculture Ganderbal under centrally sponsored scheme Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA).
ADC Ganderbal, Naseer Ahmad Wani, Joint Director Agriculture Kashmir Choudhary Mohammad Iqbal, Chief Agriculture O


Thursday, January 17, 2019Div Com reviews arrangements for Republic Day celebration

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 17: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a high-level meeting to review arrangements put in place for the celebration of coming Republic Day in the valley including Leh and Kargil districts.
The meeting was informed that the main function will be held at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium Srinagar, where the Chief Guest will unfurl the National Flag and t


Thursday, January 17, 2019DDC holds public grievances redress camp at Ramban

Several deputations calls on DDC

RAMBAN, JANUARY 17: District Development Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today conducted a public grievances redressal camp at Ramban to listen to grievances of public for speedy disposal.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Basharat Hussain, CPO, Uttam Singh, ACR Harbans Lal, CEO A H Fani besides PRIs were present on the occasion.
Over 20 delegations and several individuals


Thursday, January 17, 2019DC Reasi convened meeting on election

REASI, JANUARY 17: Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Dr Sagar Dattatray Doifode today conducted a meeting with district officers in view of the upcoming elections in the district.
The key issues discussed in the meeting included deployment of manpower and machinery, observation, protocol affairs etc.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the administration to get ready for the election season. He said Distr


Thursday, January 17, 201900 students enrolled in winter classes at Ramban

RAMBAN, JANUARY 17: Winter tutorial programme, popularly known as winter classes, successfully going on in all six education zones of district Ramban including Batote, Gool, Khari, Banihal, Ukhral and Ramban from first week of January 2019.
According to the Chief Education Officer, the winter tutorial programme for students of Classes 8th to 12th has been launched in coordination wit


Thursday, January 17, 2019DDC Ramban inaugurates sewer suction machine, inspects town, MC office

RAMBAN, JANUARY, 17: District Development Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, inaugurated the sewer suction machine to be used for septic tanks cleaning besides inspecting Municipal Committee (MC) office Ramban here today.
President, Amit Bharti, Vice- President, Khalid Wani and members of MC, Ramban including Sunita Kumari, Raj Kumar, Nisha Rani and EO, MC, Ramban, Ravinder Sharma besides promi


Thursday, January 17, 2019 Govt.P.G college organises three days screening for "District Youth Parliament" at Rajouri.

Sahil Sharma.
Rajouri: A walk-in screening of youth for district level Mock Youth Parliament 2019 was commenced in Govt. P.G. College Rajouri here today for three days w.e.f 17th to 19th January 2019. The event was organized to select the candidates for district level Youth Parliament 2019. The event was presided over by the Principal of the college Dr.Javed Ahmed Qazi and was conducted under t


Thursday, January 17, 2019Former MLC Vikrmaditya Singh meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: Sh. Vikrmaditya Singh, former Member of the State Legislative Council, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today and discussed with him various issues of public welfare.

Governor urged Sh. Singh to always work for the general good of the public with special focus on the underprivileged sections of the society.


Thursday, January 17, 2019JK Forests deptt shines at 24th All India Forest Sports meet; wins 2 gold, 3 silver medals

Advisor Kumar felicitates winning team captains

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today felicitated the sportspersons of the State Forest department here who have won 5 medals in recently concluded 24th All India Forests Sports Meet–2019 held at Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
Commissioner Secretary Forests Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, PCCF J&K Suresh Chugh, CCF Faroq Ahmad Gilani and other senior officers of the department were present


Thursday, January 17, 2019CEC inaugurates 20 KW Solar Power Plant at Boys Hostel Jammu

KARGIL, JANUARY 17: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan along with the Executive Councillor for Works and Information Nassir Hussain Munshi and Executive Councilor for Tourism and Zanskar Affairs Er Punchok Tashi inaugurated 20 KW Solar Power Plant at Boys Hostel Channi Himmat Jammu.
The solar power plant which was committed by the CEC during his last v


Thursday, January 17, 2019Director Sericulture flags-off farmers’ exposure tour

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: Director Sericulture, Gulzar Ahmad Shabnum, today flagged-off a group of 35 silkworm rearers on an exposure tour to Karnataka under centrally-sponsored Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) scheme.
The group part of capacity building and skill up-scaling programme, left from here in presence of Project Executive Jammu, Javid Ahmad, District Sericulture Officers


Thursday, January 17, 2019DSEJ organizes workshops on counselling skills

Govt to institutionalize, professionalize counselling system: Secy Education

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: To develop professional capacities of teaching staff, Directorate of School Education Jammu (DSEJ) organized two-day interactive workshops on counselling skills in various districts of Jammu division.
The workshops were held in collaboration with Bharti Foundation and Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan. In the first phase, one key resource person per higher secondary school and DIETs w


Thursday, January 17, 2019Govt schools record 80,000 new enrolments, 48 students bag top 10 positions

Div Com reviews working of DSEK

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 17: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today reviewed the functioning and progress of Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) here at a high level meeting.
The meeting was informed that over 80,000 new enrollments have been recorded after the launch of door to door awareness campaign across the valley, result Percentage of 10th class increased by 17%


Thursday, January 17, 2019DC Kupwara finalises R-Day arrangements

reviews urs arrangements

KUPWARA, JANUARY 17: Deputy Commissioner Khalid Jahangir today finalized the arrangements for the smooth celebration of forth-coming Republic Day 2019 function, here at a meeting.
It was informed that the main function shall be held at DPL Kupwara starting with Shahna-i-Wadhan played by the artists of Information department.
The Chief Guest will hoist National Flag at 10.20 am and will t


Thursday, January 17, 2019Bandipora: ADC reviews preparation for IPPI Prog

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 17: The Department of Health is all set to administer Polio Drops to 61000 children in Bandipora district and arrangements have been put in place for the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Program in the district.
This was given out in a meeting chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir on Thursday to review the arrangements for the con


Thursday, January 17, 2019 Science City to come in Kashmir soon

Div Com directs land identification

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 17: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Deputy Commissioners to identify 100 kanal State lands at suitable places in their respective districts for the establishment of first Science city in Kashmir.
The DCs were also directed to furnish the details like road and rail connectivity, water, electricity, health and other major facilities adjacent to


Thursday, January 17, 2019Advisor Sharma calls for making online public services more effective, user friendly

Reviews functioning of e- service for building permissions

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today called for making the online public services more effective by adding latest technological tools for the ease of users.
The Advisor was speaking at a meeting of the senior functionaries of Housing and Urban Development Department (H&UDD), National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Information Technology department, convened to review


Thursday, January 17, 2019Weekly Public Hearing: Advisor Kumar listen to people’s issues at Jammu

Several delegations, individuals project demands, seek redressal

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: As part of the weekly public hearing programme, several delegations and individuals met Advisor K Vijay Kumar to apprise him about their issues, grievances and sought his intervention in redressal of the same.
Over 19 delegations and 31 individuals from across different parts of the state met the Advisor. They projected the problems regarding civic amenities, health, educa


Thursday, January 17, 2019MLC Pradeep Sharma meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: Sh. Pradeep Sharma, Member State Legislative Council, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Sharma apprised Governor about the developmental issues of Poonch and problems being faced by people living along the LoC.
Governor urged Sh. Sharma to continue his sustained endeavours towards promoting people’s welfare.


Thursday, January 17, 2019Laghu Udyog Bharti, J&K delegation meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: A delegation of Laghu Udyog Bharti, J&K, led by its President Sh. Rajinder Gupta, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation requested for re-examination of the various incentives being provided or proposed to be provided to industry in the State so that the competitive edge of existing industrial units especially the small and tiny sector is


Thursday, January 17, 2019Croatia's Coric downs Hungary's Fucsovics in Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Croatian Borna Coric on Thursday sealed his spot in the third round of the Australian Open after defeating Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

The No.11 seed advances to the third round of the tournament for the first time after he beat Fucsovics, 26, with a serve and volley in a match that lasted for two hours and 16 minutes, reports Efe news.


Thursday, January 17, 2019Mertens beats Gasparyan, advances to Australian Open 3rd round

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Belgium's Elise Mertens on Thursday beat Russian Margarita Gasparyan 6-1, 7-5 to move to the third round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Seeded 12th, Mertens had no difficulty in getting past the unseeded world No. 91 Gasparyan, whose best performance in the year's opening Grand Slam came in 2016 when she lost to Serena Williams in the round-of-16, reports Ef


Thursday, January 17, 2019US airport to be renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali

Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The US city of Louisville in Kentucky state is set to rename its airport after hometown hero and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died in 2016.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said on Wednesday that Ali had inspired billions of people around the world with his boxing accolades as well as his openness about his conversion to the Muslim faith, according to the Courier-Jour


Thursday, January 17, 2019Sevastova beats Andreescu, moves into round 3

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia defeated Bianca Andreescu of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Thursday to move into round three of the Australian Open.

The loss brings an end to the 18-year-old Canadian's Australian Open run who started the season with 11 wins in 12 matches, reports Efe news.

The 28-year-old Latvian claimed the first set with an ace but Andreescu started st


Thursday, January 17, 2019Girona eliminate Atletico Madrid from Copa del Rey

Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS) Atletico Madrid and Girona drew 3-3 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie and 4-4 on aggregate, but the visitors are headed to the quarter-finals on the strength of their three away goals.

Atleti, who have won the Copa 10 times, most recently in 2013, led on two different occasions, reports Efe news.

On Wednesday, Niko Kalinic opened the scoring fo


Thursday, January 17, 2019Keys beats Potapova, sets up 3rd round clash with Mertens

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Madison Keys of the United States on Thursday beat Russia's Anastasia Potapova 6-3, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Australian Open.

In humid conditions, 17th seed Keys defeated World No. 89 Potapova in straight sets, reports Efe news.

"It's really humid out here, my shirt's soaking wet, so I'm glad I got it done in two sets today," Keys said in her on-court int


Thursday, January 17, 2019India aim to end Australia tour on unbeaten note

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) With the three-match ODI rubber tantalisingly poised at 1-1, the task is cut out for both India and Australia to pull up their socks in the series decider at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday.

India bounced back from the 34-run loss in the series opener at Sydney, with another Virat Kohli masterclass century combined with his predecessor Mahendra Singh


Thursday, January 17, 2019Svitolina, Giorgi, Wang advance to Australian Open Round 3

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (6), Italian Camila Giorgi (27) and Chinese Qiang Wang each beat their opponents in two sets in the second round at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Svitolina faced some difficulties during the first set but became more settled in the second against Viktoria Kuzmova, beating the Slovak 6-4, 6-1, reports Efe news.

In the next round, Svitolin


Thursday, January 17, 2019Nishikori beats veteran Croatian Karlovic at Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori defeated 39-year-old veteran Croatian Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 7-6(6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6(7) in round two of the men's singles at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Melbourne Park buzzed with excitement during what was the most tense game of Thursday morning which had players with two completely opposing styles of play, reports Efe news.



Thursday, January 17, 2019Leganes score moral victory, Real Madrid get berth in Copa quarters

Leganes (Spain), Jan 17 (IANS) Leganes supporters rose to their feet after a 1-0 win against Spanish football giants Real Madrid in the second leg of a Copa del Rey round-of-16 tie, even though it will be the Blancos who advance in the tournament 3-1 on aggregate.

For the first time, fans at Butarque stadium in suburban Madrid got to savour a triumph over the colossus of the capital on Wednesd


Thursday, January 17, 2019Sevilla reach Copa del Rey quarters despite loss

Seville (Spain), Jan 17 (IANS) Sevilla lost 0-1 to Athletic Club in the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie, but advanced 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a dominating performance last week in Bilbao.

Athletic were more energetic than Sevilla in the third contest between the two clubs in the space of a week, following the Copa first leg and last weekend's La Liga contest, both played on the Basques


Thursday, January 17, 2019Osaka beats Zidansek to move into round 3 of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Japan's Naomi Osaka downed Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open here on Thursday.

Zidansek put up a fight and after the match, Osaka indicated there was room for improvement, reports Efe news.

"I served pretty well - I got broken twice, but she was a really great opponent," Osaka said.

"I'll try to play better n


Thursday, January 17, 2019Ronaldo leads Juventus to Italian super cup title

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Jan 17 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo scored the lone goal in Juventus' 1-0 victory over AC Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana, a win that gives the Portuguese superstar his first title with the Bianconeri.

Wednesday's match at King Abdullah Sports City between seven-time defending Serie A champion Juve and 2017-2018 Coppa Italia runner-up Milan was mostly controlled by the Turi


Thursday, January 17, 2019TVS rider Aravind completes Stage 9 of Dakar Rally

Pisco (Peru), Jan 17 (IANS) Seasoned Indian rider Aravind KP successfully overcame issues with his bike before completing the penultimate Stage 9 of the ongoing Dakar Rally at overall 39th position even as the Sherco TVS Rally team celebrated their top rider Michael Metge's triumph in the stage.

Aravind got off to a blazing start taking the lead for the first 190 kilometres before facing bike


Thursday, January 17, 2019Raonic inches past Wawrinka to win 4-hour Australian Open battle

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Canadas Milos Raonic ousted Switzerlands Stan Wawrinka in an epic four-hour clash at the Australian Open on Thursday to advance to the third round.

The 16th-seeded Raonic beat 2014 Australian Open winner Wawrinka 6-7(4), 7-6(6), 7-6(11), 7-6(5) at the Rod Laver Arena during a match that was moved indoors in the third set due to rain, reports Efe news.

The Canadian h


Thursday, January 17, 2019Missing the team balance in Pandya's absence: Dhawan

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Admitting that suspended all-rounder Hardik Pandya was "crucial" for the team's balance, India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday said the team is not grappling with a fifth bowler conundrum in the ongoing ODI series against Australia.

Dhawan was speaking on the eve of the series-deciding third and final one-day international (ODI) between India and Australia here on Fr


Thursday, January 17, 2019Halep, Venus Williams set up Australian Open third round clash

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Top-seed Romanian Simona Halep and Venus Williams of the United States set up a third round clash at the Australian Open after beating American Sofia Kenin and France's Alize Kornet respectively in their second round matches here on Thursday.

World No. 1 Halep overcame a spirited challenge from Kenin - who won the second set in a tie-breaker and even broke Halep's serv


Thursday, January 17, 2019LG to launch phone with second screen add-on: Report

San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) South Korean electronics major LG Electronics is set to launch a smartphone with an option for a second screen attachment.

The smartphone, whose name hasn't been finalised, will come with a case with a display, which will enable to double the size of the screen.

"It's one of the multiple phones launching at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in February.


Thursday, January 17, 2019Iconic Moto Razr to make comeback in US

San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) The iconic Moto Razr phone is set to make a comeback as Lenovo Group Inc. has collaborated with American telecommunications giant Verizon Communications Inc. to begin selling the new Razr devices in the US, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

The phone would begin selling in the US as soon as February. However, the device is still being tested and the timing of i


Thursday, January 17, 2019Sri Lankan President signs 3 loan agreements with ADB

Manila, Jan 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena signed on Thursday three loan agreements totalling $455 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund projects in higher education, transport as well as a technical assistance loan in the urban sector.

Sirisena signed the agreements during his first tour to the ADB headquarters while conducting a five-day state visit to th


Thursday, January 17, 2019Modi arrives for Vibrant Gujarat Summit

Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Gujarat capital for a three-day visit to his home state to throw open his pet biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit besides other events in the capital and Ahmedabad.

He inaugurated the Vibrant Gujarat Trade Show at the Mahatma Mandir Exhibition and Convention Centre, where over 25 industrial and business


Thursday, January 17, 20196 more start-ups graduate from NetApp Excellerator Programme

Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Data storage and management company NetApp on Thursday announced the graduation of its third cohort of six start-ups as part of the NetApp Excellerator Programme.

The programme is designed to help enterprise start-ups achieve their full potential through mentorship with one of NetApp's largest R&D teams.

The six start-ups -- CloudOptimo, InstaSafe, FirstHive, Prakti


Thursday, January 17, 2019Lenders considering restructuring plan for Jet Airways: SBI

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday said that lenders to the financially stressed Jet Airways are in talks for a restructuring plan to ensure long term viability of the airline.

The state owned bank is part of the group of lenders to the airline and its statement comes after the airline on Wednesday said that a resolution plan to infuse capital and reduce debt wa


Thursday, January 17, 2019Volkswagen to pay NGT-slapped Rs 100-cr fine

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Despite the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order asking Volkswagen group to pay Rs 100 crore for violating vehicular emission norms lying pending with the Supreme Court, the company on Thursday said it will comply with the green court's order.

"The order of the NGT is already under challenge before the Supreme Court. However, the Volkswagen Group India will comply with


Thursday, January 17, 2019Yashwant, Shourie to attend Mamata's rally, Mayawati deputes Satish Mishra

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Union Ministers Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha -- all of whom had served in late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet but have been bitterly opposed to the present Narendra Modi regime -- will be part of the January 19 Brigade Rally convened by Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here, which would be att


Thursday, January 17, 2019Dy CM Nitin Patel's picture missing from 'Vibrant Gujarat' posters

Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday for the high-profile three-day "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019", pictures of Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel went missing from all posters and banners across the state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.

Posters, publicity material and invites related to the main event Vibrant Gujarat Global


Thursday, January 17, 2019Accelerate resources to fortify fiscal position, NE states told

Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh on Thursday suggested the northeastern states to accelerate resources and revenue to strengthen fiscal position.

"The northeastern states must accelerate own resources and revenue to build up sustainable fiscal situations. Each northeastern state has unique features and challenges," Singh told the media.

Accompanied by


Thursday, January 17, 2019Congress points fingers at Doval son, demands details of FDI from Cayman Islands

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Alleging links between National Security Advisor Ajit Dovals son Vivek opening a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands soon after 2016 demonetisation and the huge spike in inflow of FDI into India from the territory, the Congress on Thursday demanded the RBI to make public the source of funds received from the tax haven.

Citing data by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Congr


Thursday, January 17, 2019Modi jealous of Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati, Jan 17 (IANS) Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was jealous of Andhra Pradesh and hence was behind the proposed Federal Front of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao.

Reacting to the meeting of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders with YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy to discuss the proposed front


Thursday, January 17, 2019JNU sedition row created to dilute Vemula's suicide: Ex-ABVP member

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The chargesheet against 10 JNU students is politically motivated and the entire issue is the brain-child of the BJP, which stoked the controversy to dilute the suicide of University of Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula, a former student leader from RSS-affiliated ABVP has said.

Pradeep Narwal, who left the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) after the Jawaharlal Ne


Thursday, January 17, 2019PM to unveil national film museum in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) that has come up in a 19th century heritage bungalow and a modern building in the country's film capital, an official said here on Thursday.

A galaxy of dignitaries like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, A.R. Rahman, David Dhawan, Rohit Shetty, Waheeda Rehman, J


Thursday, January 17, 2019Five stages, LED screens, 300 volunteers at Mamata's mega rally

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Five massive stages with the iconic Victoria Memorial in the backdrop, hundreds of workers busy building barricades and setting up LED screens and scores of Trinamool Congress flags fluttering all around -- the sprawling venue Brigade Parade Ground bustled with activity on Thursday, two days before West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mega rally.

To accommodate p


Thursday, January 17, 2019SC asks Lokpal search panel to prepare list of shortlisted candidates by February-end

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Lokpal search committee headed by former top court Judge Ranjana Prakash Desai to complete its deliberations for shortlisting the candidates for the appointment of Lokpal by February-end.

The bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul gave search committee time till February 28 to


Thursday, January 17, 2019Some concerns over citizenship Bill genuine, says BJP's Ram Madhav

Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said some concerns over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 are genuine, and that will meet dissenting MLAs and other party leaders to convince them about the government's intentions.

The BJP leader said there has been a sustained disinformation campaign in northeastern states over the Bill, stressing the BJP was committed


Thursday, January 17, 2019DIG SKR distributes items among specially abled persons

January 17: RPHQ Anantnag today distributed range of useful items to specially-abled persons of South Kashmir. Sponsored under Civic Action Programme it is an effort by the local police to help the needy persons of the area to tide over the harshness of this winter.

Items were distributed under the personnel supervision of DIG SKR Shri Amit Kumar-IPS and included blankets, shoes, garments etc.


Thursday, January 17, 2019Kathua case: On anniversary, Mehbooba hopes accused are punished

Srinagar, Jan 17: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that during her tenure as chief minister she tried her best to ensure justice to rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Mehbooba wrote: “Today marks a year since the horrific rape & murder of an eight-year


Thursday, January 17, 20192018 remarkable year for army: Gen. Ranbir Singh

Jammu, Jan 17: Northern Command chief of the Indian Army Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh on Thursday described 2018 as a “remarkable year,” for the Indian army saying that more than 250 militants were killed while 54 others were arrested and four others surrendered in Kashmir valley.

“The year 2018 has been a remarkable year for armed forces on the security front. As per the record of last ten year


Thursday, January 17, 2019PDD linemen, operators of snow clearance machines are unsung heroes of winter: Omar

Srinagar, Jan 17: Reacting to reports that a snowcat operator had a narrow escape during a snow clearance operation in Srinagar, National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah said the men who keep roads open in the snowy conditions, along with the power department linemen who restore electricity when the lines come down are the unsung heroes of winter in Kashmir.

“I’m glad he escaped u


Thursday, January 17, 2019Security forces arrest HM militant in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 17: Security forces on Thursday arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant during an operation in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, official sources said.

Acting on a tip off, security forces and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police conducted an operation at village Chahlan, Kulgam.

During the operation, a militant, identified as Mubarak Ahmad Dar, a resi


Thursday, January 17, 2019New IS module: NIA searches 7 places in UP, Punjab; detains 4

New Delhi, Jan 17: The NIA on Thursday raided five places in Uttar Pradesh and two in Punjab in its probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam and detained four men, officials said.

The National Investigation Agency teams launched simultaneous searches at seven locations, including Uttar Pradesh's Rampur, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Hapur and Amroha and Punjab's Ludhia


Thursday, January 17, 2019Three policemen injured in Srinagar grenade explosion

Srinagar, Jan 17: Three policemen were injured in a grenade explosion here on Thursday, authorities said.

The incident took place near Zero Bridge in Rajbagh when militants hurled the grenade at a police party passing by the area.

According to the police, the injured comprised an Assistant Sub-Inspector and two constables.


Thursday, January 17, 2019Air traffic resumes at Srinagar airport

Srinagar, Jan 17: Air traffic at Srinagar International airport resumed on Thursday after remaining suspended since yesterday due to poor visibility and snowfall.

After the improvement in the weather we have resumed air traffic at the airport, an official of the airport told TNN this afternoon.

Flight have started operating normally, he said, adding some flights have landed here and others


Thursday, January 17, 2019Man found dead under mysterious circumstances in Doda

Jammu, Jan 17: A man was found dead under mysterious circumstances with injury marks on his face in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district.

"A team from Police Post Kashtigarh late Wednesday night found body of a man at Kum Shalli area of Kashtigarh with injury marks on his face," police said here on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Majid Hussain, 24.

"A case has been registered and i


Thursday, January 17, 2019Fire breaks out in mobile repair shop in Doda

Jammu, Jan 17: A major fire broke out in a mobile repair shop in Thathri area of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir.

"A fire broke out on Wednesday night in mobile repair shop of one Shameem Ahmed of Cheera, Thathri in main market," police said here on Thursday.

They said police team rushed to the spot and a fire tender was also pressed into service.

"The flames were timely doused by the


Thursday, January 17, 2019Air traffic remains suspended at Srinagar airport

Srinagar, Jan 17: Air traffic at Srinagar International airport remained suspended for the second day on Thursday due to poor visibility.

Sky is covered with dark clouds due to which the visibility is very poor, an official of the airport told TNN, adding that no flight could operate so far.

Flights are delayed but not cancelled, he said, adding that flight operation could be resumed when


Thursday, January 17, 2019PM Modi to kick start' 19 poll compaign on Feb3, BJP aiming turnout over 1 lakh

Jammu, Jan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit to the state Jammu and Kashmir on February 3 to lay foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and various other projects, BJP sources said.

They said that the Prime Minister will also address a public rally during his visit.

“The Prime Minister is likely to lay foundation of AIIMS to be constructed at Vijaypur te


Thursday, January 17, 2019Following Valley specific failure, not further extension to ‘Udaan’

J&K can benefit from two national schemes: MHA

JAMMU: Assessing its results purely on the basis of impact it makes in the Kashmir Valley, the Centre has finally pull out the Udaan scheme which already had little focus on Jammu and Ladakh regions.

Launched by Manmohan Singh government in 2013, the Udaan, an ambitious skill development programme, was in any case set to end in December 2018 but there were widespread demands for its extension for few more years. The envisaged spending Rs 750 Crore over five years but the actual amount incurred till the end of was a little over half of the stipulated amount.

The withdrawal of scheme ha


Thursday, January 17, 2019Unity must to protect J&K's identity: Farooq

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday asserted that the choice of the people in the forth coming elections will decide their future.

While addressing a meet of party functionaries, workers at Barthana, Batamallo he said, “The state is faced with a critical situation. We are caught between devil and deep sea. And at this time the choice of th


Thursday, January 17, 2019Youth, who left home in 'vengeful huff' to join militancy, reunited with parents: Police

Srinagar: A youth from Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district, who had left home in a "vengeful huff" to join militancy, was brought back and handed over to his family, police said Wednesday.

"A boy, name withheld, resident of Ganderbal was reported missing from his home and a missing report was lodged at Police Station Ganderbal in this regard," a police spokesman said.

He said the inquir


Thursday, January 17, 2019Modi headed Govt failed to handle J&K situation: Congress

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP Govt has failed to handle situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

“BJP virtually failed to handle the situation in J&K during its unholy coalition in the State,” JKPCC Chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir said while addressing a convention at Sangrampur in Marh constituency organized by Thakur Balwan S


Thursday, January 17, 201990 pc of Border Bunker project likely to complete by June ending: J&K Govt

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government officials informed the Advisor to Governor K K Sharma said that 90 percent of border bunkers project is likely to be completed by end of June.

The Advisor was chairing a meeting regarding construction of Bunkers in the Border areas of Jammu division like Rajouri, Poonch, Samba, Kathua and Nowshera under taken at an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore.

The me


Thursday, January 17, 2019Discouraging Dogri Language in schools is not acceptable: Lal Singh

Jammu: Founder president of Dogra Swabhimaan Sangathan Choudhary lal Singh said that discouraging Dogri language in schools is not acceptable.

Addressing a gathering in Utterbehni town of district Samba, Mr Singh said that it is the high time when all Dogras should realize their strength and must stand against the atrocities of Kashmiri rulers.

He further said that it was a deep rooted con


Thursday, January 17, 2019Armed Men Loot Passengers In 2 AC Coaches Of Duranto Express In Delhi

NEW DELHI: Armed men entered a train in the outskirts of Delhi early this morning and looted passengers.

Passengers of two AC coaches in the Jammu-Delhi Duranto Express were looted by unidentified people when the train had stopped at Badli.

The robbers allegedly looted the passengers of their cash and mobile phones.

The Railway Protection Force has initial leads in the case and


Thursday, January 17, 2019"Treat Mine As Yours": Omar Abullah Invites KTR To Kashmir Home

HYDERABAD: After Omar Abdullah posted a straight-out-of-a postcard photo of his snow-covered Kashmir home on Twitter, Telangana Chief Minister KCR's son KT Rama Rao said he hoped "there was a wish-granting factory" so he could stay close to the beautiful place. Soon after, he got a warm invite.

"Treat mine as yours and stay any time you like," former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdu


Thursday, January 17, 2019Severe cold wave continues in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 17: A severe cold wave continued in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday despite an improve in weather conditions after snowfall the previous day, the weather office said.

While the weather was sunny in the Jammu division, the sky remained cloudy in the valley.

The weather office has forecast heavy snowfall in the valley from January Saturday to January 23.

Due to frost and high


Thursday, January 17, 2019India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC

Jammu, Jan 17: Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, defence sources said.

Pakistan troopers used small arms and automatics to target Indian positions in Khari Karmara area.

"Our troops effectively retaliated to the unprovoked ceasefire violation. Firing exchanges started at around 4.30 a.m. and contin


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Advisor Sharma listens to issues projected by delegations, individuals

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma on Wednesday listened to the issues and grievances projected by scores of delegations and individuals during his public hearing, here at today.

Several delegations and individuals from across the State met the Advisor and sought early redressal of their issues and grievances.

Residents of Mahore, Reasi drew the attention of the Advi


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DEO Kathua launches VAF, stresses on creating awareness about VVPAT

KATHUA, JANUARY 16: District Election Officer, Rohit Khajuria today launched Voter Awareness Forum (VAF) as part of its nationwide launch.
Speaking on the occasion, DEO said that in run up to ensuing general election VAFs will play an important role in sensitizing voters regarding electoral process, on the how, what and where of registration and voting, through the medium of real time activities


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Capacity building cum training program for Sarpanchs in full swing at Reasi

REASI, JANUARY 16: The four day training cum capacity building program for Sarpanchs is going on in full swing at Reasi.
The training started today under the supervision of Indu Kanwal Chib, Director Rural Sanitation, started with interactive session with the Sarpanchs by O.P Bhagat, BDO Pouni followed by presentation on sustainable development goals by Sanjeev Sharma, BDO Katra.
Detail lecture


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Governor reviews progress under Comprehensive Management Action Plan for Wular lake

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Governor Satya Pal Malik reviewed key achievements made on conservation and eco-restoration of Wular lake by the Wular Conservation & Management Authority (WUCMA) in a meeting held here at the Raj Bhavan today.
Governor observed that Wular Lake which is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia and a declared Ramsar site is a lifeline of Kashmir and critical for conservatio


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Delegation of Pahari Cultural and Welfare Forum meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: A delegation of J&K Pahari Cultural and Welfare Forum led by its Chairman Sharafat Ali Khan and Raja Aijaz Ali, former IGP, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation apprised Governor about various issues of Pahari people and requested him for expediting process for granting 3% reservation to Pahari people and granting Scheduled Tribe status t


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Delegation from Kargil meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: A delegation from Kargil led by Sh. Qamar Ali Akhoon, former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation requested Governor for grant of Divisional status to Ladakh with rotational Headquarters at Leh and Kargil and balanced distribution of various Head offices between both the districts of Ladakh region.
The delegation also requested f


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DEO Ramban launches Voter Awareness Forum

RAMBAN, JANUARY 16: District Election Officer, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today launched Voter Awareness Forum at Ramban.
The DEO also conducted a meeting of ERO, AEROs, and BLOs to review the progress of Special Summery Revision (SSR), SVEEP and finalise the preparations for upcoming National Voters Day to be held on January 25, 2019.
The meeting was attended by ERO, Assembly Constituency- 5


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DEO launches Voter Awareness Forum at Rajouri

RAJOURI, JANUARY 16: District Election Officer, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today launched Voter Awareness Forum in the district.
DEO, while speaking on the occasion said the aim of launching VAFs is to create awareness about voting and the electoral process to all the government and private officials and also their families and friends. He added that this will help in increasing the voter turnout in


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DC inspects DH Ramban, reviews healthcare facilities

RAMBAN, JANUARY 16: Deputy Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today visited District Hospital Ramban and reviewed healthcare facilities being extended to patients especially in the wake of inclement weather besides checking punctuality of doctors and paramedical staff in the health institution.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Saif-Ud-Din Khan, Medical Superintendent DH Dr. J P Singh and other staff m


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Arrangements finalized for Republic Day celebration at Bhaderwah

BHADARWAH, JANUARY 16: Additional Deputy Commissioner Bhadarwah, Dr. Ravi Kumar Bharti, today convened a meeting to finalize the arrangements for celebration of upcoming Republic Day-2019.
The meeting had detailed discussion on arrangements like security, first aid, sanitation, Fire and Emergency Services, seating arrangements, power & water supply, and issuance of invitation cards.
All the co


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DDC Doda inaugurates 4-day training programme for Sarpanchs

DODA, JANUARY 16: District Development Commissioner, Anshul Garg, inaugurated 4 day training programme for the newly elected Sarpanchs here today.
Additional District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Hanief Malik, Assistant Commissioner Development, Devender Singh Bhau, District Panchayat Officer, Mohammad Idrees Lone, master resource persons Bashir-ul-Hassan and Bahar Ahmad Wani besides other


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DGP Condoles the demise of Police officers, attends cremation of Rtd. DIG

Jammu, 16 January: Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh has condoled the demise of retired DIG Shri Romesh Koul, Inspector Narinder Singh Chib and spouse of Inspector Zahid Hussain Mir.
DGP, along with IGP Jammu Shri M. K. Sinha, SSP Jammu Shri Tejinder Singh and other senior Police officers attended the last rites of the retired DIG Shri Romesh Koul at Jammu and visited his family at G


Wednesday, January 16, 2019IPPI immunization campaign preparedness reviewed at Pulwama

PULWAMA, JANUARY 16: District Development Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar today reviewed the preparedness of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) campaign in the district, here at a meeting of District Task Force.
During the meeting, Nodal Officer informed the DDC about preparations for immunisation scheduled from February 03 to 05, 2019. He said that 470 vaccinatio


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DDC Kulgam launches VAF

KULGAM, JANUARY 16: For generating awareness among the employees regarding the value of vote and for highest participation in upcoming elections, the DDC Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today launched voters awareness Forum (VAF) .
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that VAFs are informal Forums for generating awareness among employees about the value of vote and to create electora


Wednesday, January 16, 2019DC Kupwara reviews implementation of Housing for All - Urban Scheme

KUPWARA, JANUARY 16: Deputy Commissioner Khalid Jahangir today reviewed progress on the implementation of Housing for All Urban (HFA-U) in the district here at a meeting of the concerned officers.
JD Planning Kupwara, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, District Statistical Evaluation Officer, Deputy General Manager J&K Housing Board, Executive Officers Municipal Committe


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Voters’ awareness camp held at Budgam under SVEEP

BUDGAM, JANUARY 16: A daylong voter awareness program under Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) was held today here at New Conference Hall.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar presided over the function. The programme was jointly organized by Chief Education Office Budgam and District Informatics Office Budgam.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC de


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Providing best health care priority of government: Div Com

Over 15.50 lakh patients treated at GMC, associated hospitals in 2018

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 16: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that providing best health care is the priority for government and Government Medical College (GMC) has been at the forefront of providing affordable patient care to all sections of the society.
The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while reviewing the functioning of GMC and associated hospita


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Kansal directs furnishing data of causal works by January 25

Chairs maiden meeting of Committee for determining actual number

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Principal Secretary, Planning Development & Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal today chaired the maiden meeting of the Committee constituted for determining the actual number of PDL, TDL, Casual and DRWs engaged in the PDD, PHE and I&FC departments.
The Principal Secretary sought details regarding the submission of bio-data format provided to seek details of causal employees


Wednesday, January 16, 2019IDTR mandated with capacity building, promotion of best practices for road safety: Samoon

Directs making Institute functional by April 2019

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Principal Secretary Transport Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today said that Institute of Driving, Training and Research (IDTR) has been mandated with capacity building in the area of road safety and to bring down road fatalities, besides generating adequate traffic sense among the trainees to become competent drivers.
The Principal Secretary made the remarks d


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Kohli wants India to be superpower in Test cricket

Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap after becoming the first ever India skipper to win a Test series on Australian soil. However, the 30-year-old wants to take Indian cricket to much greater heights.

Kohli has shared his vision for the Indian team, saying he wants his nation to be a superpower in the longest format of the game.

"I wouldn't say goal but I wo


Wednesday, January 16, 2019TVS rider Aravind breaks into top-40 in 2019 Dakar Rally

San Juan de Marcona (Peru), Jan 16 (IANS) Seasoned Indian rider Aravind KP battled low visibility before successfully completing Stage 8 of the ongoing Dakar Rally at overall 39th position even as his remaining two Sherco TVS Rally teammates also improved their positions.

The TVS team had to find their way through dense fog at the start point wherein the visibility dropped to as low as 5 metre


Wednesday, January 16, 2019India women's football team to play friendlies against Hong Kong, Indonesia

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers Round 2, the Indian women's football team will be playing two matches each against the senior national teams of Hong Kong and Indonesia.

The 25-member squad will leave Indian shores on January 19 to travel to Hong Kong to play back-to-back friendlies on January 21 and 23 and thereafter will travel to Indonesia to pla


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Golfer Diksha takes sole lead on pro debut in Hero women's Tour opener

Pune, Jan 16 (IANS) Golfer Diksha Dagar opened her professional career in style with a one-under 70 that put her right on top of the leaderboard in the first leg of the Hero womens Pro Tour 2019 at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Wednesday.

Diksha has previously won a Hero WPG Tour event last year, but that was as an amateur.

The left-hander, who had a stellar amateur career, which inclu


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Federer says Zverev could win a Grand Slam this year

Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) World number three Roger Federer on Wednesday said that Germany's Alexander Zverev, the winner of the ATP Finals in London, could win one of the four Grand Slam titles of this season.

"I think also with Sascha holding the World Tour Finals, I think it's fair to say that even though he has not ripped through those slams yet, he will go deep this year definitely at one o


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Bautista Agut beats Millman, moves to Australian Open Round 3

Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut on Wednesday won a marathon five-set duel against home-favourite John Millman 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4 to reach the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne Park.

This was the second five-setter in a row for the 22nd seed Bautista Agut after he beat Britain's Andy Murray, in the first round, reports Efe news.

In a match that l


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Microsoft's venture fund to invest in Indian startups

Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its corporate venture fund M12 will invest in Indian startups with a funding size of $2 million to $10 million.

Rashmi Gopinath, partner at M12, will lead the fund's investment portfolio in the country.

M12 announced its first India investment in the healthcare SaaS (software-as-a-service) startup called "Innovaccer".

"M12 of


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Indian equities end flat on May's Brexit defeat

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues, especially owing to the political uncertainty in the UK, subdued the Indian equity market on Wednesday. Both major indices -- Sensex and Nifty50 -- ended flat.

Globally, investors reacted with caution after the incumbent British government lost the Brexit vote triggering a no-confidence motion.

However, positive macro-trade data kept the b


Wednesday, January 16, 2019OPPO could showcase 10x zoom lens for smartphones in Feb

San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Chinese handset maker OPPO has confirmed that it is working on a 10x zoom lens smartphone camera system with optical image stabilisation, the media reported.

The technology is similar to the 5x zoom prototype the company displayed in March 2017 and this time it is essentially three prime lenses in one, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

The company, however, has


Wednesday, January 16, 2019PCBL to select site for south India plant by March, net profit up 92% in Q3

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group's Phillips Carbon Black Ltd (PCBL) will freeze the location of its proposed Rs 600-crore Greenfield project in south India by March, an official said on Wednesday.

The company has been discussing with the state governments of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for setting up the plant which will have a capacity of 1,50,000 tonne per annum.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Cabinet okays Rs 22,594 cr for tripling Numaligarh Refinery capacity

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved tripling the capacity of Numaligarh Refinery in Assam and setting up of oil and product pipelines at a cost of Rs 22,594 crore, so as to meet the demands for petroleum products in the Northeast.

"The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a project to expand the capacity of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) from 3 million


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Kenyan hotel siege ends, claims 14 lives

Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said a deadly attack by terrorists on an upscale hotel and office complex in the capital that left at least 14 civilians dead was over and all the attackers had been "eliminated".

Somali-based Al-Shabab terrorists struck the DusitD2 hotel compound, an upmarket cluster of shops and several offices in Nairobi's affluent Westland


Wednesday, January 16, 2019TN CM condemns Sri Lankan Navy chasing away Indian fishermen

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday condemned the Sri Lankan Navy chasing away two Indian fishing boats, resulting in the death of one person.

In a statement issued here, Palaniswami said nine Indian fishermen from Rameswaram had gone fishing in their traditional fishing area in two boats on January 12.

While fishing in their traditional area in the


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Congress legislator suspended from party

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Punjab Congress legislator Kulbir Singh Zira was on Wednesday suspended from the party's membership on charges of indiscipline, Punjab Congress President and Member of Parliament Sunil Kumar Jakhar said.

Zira, who is the sitting Congress legislator from the Zira Assembly seat in Ferozepur district, had recently left the stage at an official event where panchayat membe


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Our government stable, why BJP hiding its MLAs, asks Kharge

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led Karnataka dispensation is stable and claimed that the persistent efforts of the BJP to destabilise it have failed, leading to the saffron party indulging in spreading rumours of cracks in the government.

Addressing the media here, Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge said all the 118 MLAs of the coalition are intac


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Cabinet okays revised cost to construct 13 central varsities

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for Revised Cost of Estimate (RCE) for the construction of 13 new central universities, to facilitate completion of the project within 36 months.

The universities will be constructed in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir (two), Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Manipur opposes citizenship Bill unless it protects indigenous people: CM

Imphal, Jan 16 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren said on Wednesday that his BJP-led coalition government will oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2018 until there was a clause to protect the indigenous communities of Manipur and other northeastern states.

Biren ahd recently took a team of state leaders to Delhi which submitted a memorandum to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Th


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Meghalaya Congress women workers demand scrapping of Citizenship Bill

Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress women workers in Meghalaya on Wednesday took out a protest march demanding the scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in the Lok Sabha.

Initially, the Congress workers were planning to stage a protest in-front of the state's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters but the district administration has clamped Section 144 of the Code


Wednesday, January 16, 2019BJP's bid to topple Karnataka government fails, says Congress Minister

Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's bid to topple Karnataka's coalition government by poaching Congress legislators has failed, Congress leader G. Parameshwara said on Wednesday.

"All the Congress legislators are with us and everything is all right in the party. Some legislators may be away, but they will be back in Bengaluru soon," the Deputy Chief Minister told the media he


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Haryana students to get 'Shaurya Award' in the name of police martyrs

Gurugram Jan 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesady announced 'Shaurya Award' to students in the name of 71 personnel of the state police force who laid down their lives while protecting society and maintaining law and order in the state.

Under this award, a prize money of Rs 11,000 in memory of a police martyr will be given to a student for courageous deeds every ye


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Sericulture Deptt to adopt Jagti, Sheikhpora colonies for Mulberry plantation: Farooq Shah

JAMMU, JANUARY, 16: The Sericulture Development Department is adopting migrant colonies at Jagti in Jammu and Sheikhpora in Budgam district under Urban Mulberry Plantation Programme, which has already been launched in the Jammu Division.
This was disclosed in a meeting chaired by Secretary Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) Farooq Ahmad Shah.
Under the progra


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Farooq Shah discusses action plan for rejuvenating water bodies

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Secretary PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Farooq Ahmad Shah, today chaired a meeting with PHE, Law, Revenue, UEED and wildlife officials to discuss the action plan for rejuvenating the pre-existing network of streams, wetlands, lakes and rivers in the state.
The meeting held via video conferencing was attended by Chief Engineer I&FC Kashmir, Additional Advocate General, Addit


Wednesday, January 16, 2019KVIB organises National Vendor Development prog

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: For proper implementation of National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) scheme in the state, a one-day ‘National Vendor Development Programme’ (NVDP) was held here today under the chairmanship of Secretary, CEO KVIB Rashid Ahmad Qadri.
The programme was organized by the Jammu & Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB).
While addressing the function


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Advisor Sharma directs timely completion of Tawi Barrage, Border Bunkers

‘90 % Border Bunker project likely to complete by ending June

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today directed for timely completion of the prestigious Tawi Barrage project.
The Advisor was speaking at a review meeting convened to discuss the status of the Tawi Barrage project coming up at an estimated cost of Rs 110 cr.
Secretary, PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Farooq Ahmed Shah, Chief Engineer, PHE and other senior officers


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Heartening to see regional forces coming together, Mehbooba on SP-BSP alliance

Srinagar, Jan 16: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday hailed the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, saying it was heartening to see regional forces asserting themselves and coming together without the clutches of national parties.

The former chief minister in PDP-BJP coalition government said in the run-up to the general elections,


Wednesday, January 16, 2019CPJ writes to J&K Governor seeking release of Kashmiri journalist

Jammu, Jan 16: The Committee for Protection of Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik seeking release of a Kashmiri journalist who was arrested in August last year.

The letter written by Asian programme coordinator of CJP, Steven Butler, said Aasif Sultan, a Kashmiri journalist, had been falsely accused of having links with militants and promoting t


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Police recovers 74 bags of govt rice, One person arrested

January 16: Srinagar police recovered 74 bags of rice and two bags of flour which was meant for public distribution and was being illegally sold in black market.

Acting on a complaint, police post Bemina arrested Bilal Ahmad Nath resident of Bilal Colony Bemina for selling PDS rice after repacking the same in duplicate “Apple brand” bags.

74 bags of PDS rice & 02 bags of flour was se


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Forces launch CASO in Bandipora

Srinagar, Jan 16: Security forces on Wednesday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said here this afternoon.

They said on a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Dangar Mohalla, Bandipora today d


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Snow halts flights at Srinagar airport

Srinagar, Jan 16: Flight operations at the Srinagar international airport were halted on Wednesday following poor visibility and continued snowfall in the valley, an airport official said.

"We will take a call on resumption of flights after the weather improves," he said, adding that the runway was covered in snow.

Moderate snowfall started in the morning. The weather office has forecast he


Wednesday, January 16, 2019One killed, three injured in vehicles collision in Samba

Jammu, Jan 16: A driver was killed while three others injured in collision of vehicles in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.

“A tanker driver died on the spot in the accident that took place near Railway bridge Nanake Chack Samba late on Wednesday night,” police said.

The injured persons were rushed to the district hospital.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019NC takes dig at Mehbooba for contradictory statement on forming Govt with BJP

Srinagar, Jan 16: The National Conference (NC) took a dig at former chief minister and president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti for her contradictory statement on forming government with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Tanvir Sadiq, senior NC leader and advisor to party vice-president Omar Abdullah, asked Ms Mehbooba about the factors that forced her to


Wednesday, January 16, 2019921 medicos get job orders

JAMMU: To augment health care facilities in the rural and far flung areas of the state, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department today issued appointment orders to 921 Medical Officers recruited on fast track basis.

To fast track the recruitment process, the H&MEM Department had made relevant provisions in the rules and SRO, which paved the way for making the recruitment process a time b


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Life returns to normal in Shopian after 3 days of strike

Srinagar, Jan 16: Life returned to normal on Wednesday after remaining crippled for the past three days in Shopian in south Kashmir, where two militants, including a top Al-Badr commander, were killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday evening in Kulgam.

Tuition and coaching centres at K P Road in Anantnag were closed today following directions by police.

However, life was nor


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Reports claiming 9 arrested by SGO handed over to NIA incorrect: police

Srinagar, Jan 16: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday strongly denied reports that nine people arrested by Special Operation Group (SOG) of state police, Srinagar, were handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA).

A police spokesperson said the media reports on Tuesday stating that "Police Hands over 9 persons arrested by SOG Srinagar to NIA" is not factually correct.

In this conte


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Stranded passengers protest at Kupwara, demand helicopter service

Srinagar, Jan 16: Passengers stranded due closure of dozens of roads for the seventh day on Wednesday to far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) due to accumulation of snow, protested at Kupwara, demanding helicopter service on concessional rates.

The border town of Gurez, surrounded by Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) from three sides, and dozens of other vil


Wednesday, January 16, 201919-year-old Jammu boy dies of swine flu at SKIMS, toll reaches to12

Srinagar, Jan 16: A 19-year-old boy from Jammu died of swine flu at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, taking the death toll to 12 this season.

A doctor at SKIMS told TNN that the teenage boy, who was suffering from leukemia—a cancer of the blood or bone marrow—had also tested positive for H1N1 flu.

“The patient died two days ago due to swine flu,” he said.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019GOVERNOR MALIK REACHES OUT TO SEPARATISTS ‘I have a message for Hurriyat that they should not consider me alien’

"As far as Hurriyat is concerned, I have respect for them, even though their ideology is different from mine. They have a different ideology and I have a different one" SATYA PAL MALIK

JAMMU: In a bid to build bridges between Raj Bhawan and Hurriyat Conference, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday reached out to the separatist leaders urging them to apprise him directly of the cases of "atrocity and injustice" to common people that they may come across.

Malik made the offer with an appeal that the Hurriyat Conference leaders should not treat him as "an alien".


Wednesday, January 16, 2019J&K to raise Rs 3500 Cr bonds to liquidate power purchase liability

JAMMU: In view of whopping losses and accumulated financial burden, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to raise Rs 3500 Crore state bonds to liquidate outstanding power purchase liability.

A decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Union Finance Secretary A N Jha in New Delhi Tuesday. The Jammu and Kashmir side was represented by a team of officers led by


Wednesday, January 16, 2019In PDP’s south Kashmir powerhouse, Omar dubs coalitions ‘misadventure’, calls for strong, single mandate to NC

KULGAM: Seeking a strong mandate in the next Assembly elections, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said coalition government was not in the interest of the Jammu and Kashmir.

The coalition governments in J&K has proved detrimental to state’s interests and that the need of the hour is to have a strong, single mandated government to carry forward the agenda of peace, development and


Wednesday, January 16, 2019OPERATION ALL-OUT Farooq sees SP Malik’s remarks ‘paradoxical’

SRINAGAR: The National Conference (NC) President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said that the awful situation in south Kashmir contradicts the recent claims of Governor SP Malik on ‘Operation All-out’.

Addressing various delegations at party head quarters here the former Chief Minister Dr Abdullah claimed that NC does not work on whims and compulsions. We as a party reject violence in every for


Wednesday, January 16, 2019MHA deliberates on J&K poll schedule

JAMMU: To overcome the challenge of voter participation in Kashmir Valley, the Centre is reported to be favouring simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, as it transpired at a meeting chaired by the Union Home Secretary in New Delhi today.

The meeting, attended by top security brass, was in the wake of a query by the Election Commission of India asking


Wednesday, January 16, 2019BSF officer martyred in Pak sniper firing on I-B

JAMMU: An assistant commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed in sniper firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district Monday morning, officials said.

Pakistan troops also violated the ceasefire and resorted to firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate str


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Army Chief warns Pak of strong action

NEW DELHI: Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Tuesday warned Pakistan that India will not hesitate in carrying out strong action against inimical moves, asserting that its forces were giving enemies along the Line of Control a "befitting reply" and inflicting heavy losses.

Gen Rawat also said India's neighbour on the western border continues to support terrorism.

The Army is ensuring dominance a


Wednesday, January 16, 2019BJP to run alone on all six Lok Sabha seats: Khanna

JAMMU: Though non committal on details at this stage, the Bhartiya Janta Party vice-president and in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir affairs, Avinash Rai Khanna today said that saffron party will run alone in the state on all six seats for forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Even as BJP’s alliance with Sajad Lone’s Peoples Conference is widely expected but Khanna reiterated that party will not have


Wednesday, January 16, 2019HC quashes arrest of 18

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today quashed detention orders of 18 persons and asked the respondent authorities to release them from custody, if not required in other cases.

The vacation Judge of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing Justice Rashid Ali Dar while hearing different 18 habeas corpus petition quashed the detention of 18 petitioners namely Mohammad Hanief Sheikh, Abdul Majid Shah


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 921 medicos get job orders

JAMMU: To augment health care facilities in the rural and far flung areas of the state, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department today issued appointment orders to 921 Medical Officers recruited on fast track basis.

To fast track the recruitment process, the H&MEM Department had made relevant provisions in the rules and SRO, which paved the way for making the recruitment process a time bound exercise.

Pertinently, the department had referred one thousand vacancies of Medical Officers (MOs) of the Jammu and Kashmir Health and Family Welfare (Gazetted) Service to the J&K Public Serv


Wednesday, January 16, 2019NIA custody for 9 OGWS

SRINAGAR: Nine persons arrested in Kashmir by police’s Special Operation Group (SOG) in November last year for alleged militant links were on Tuesday handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Official sources told that two persons identified as Tahir Ahmad Khan son of Ali Mohammad of Chandrigam Tral and Haris Mushtaq Khan son of Mushtaq Ahmad of Wathora Budgam were arrested by the S


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Back in Anantnag, Mehbooba for dialogue with local militants, calls them sons of soil

JAMMU: As Peoples Democratic Party and its main rival National Conference make intensive bids at popularity in south Kashmir, former Chief Minister
Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said efforts should be made to save them, adding the Centre should initiate dialogue with the militant leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to end the "gun culture".

"Right now, talks should be held with Pakistan and separatists


Wednesday, January 16, 2019By March 31, Rajouri to become J&K’s first juvenile justice compliant district

RAJOURI: Rajouri will soon become the first district in the State to be fully complying with all the laid down provisions of Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) and having all the structures and institutions provided under the Act.

This was stated in a meeting chaired by Chairperson Selection Committee, Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi which was also attended by District Development Commissioner Rajouri


Wednesday, January 16, 2019India wants 'mazboot' not 'majboor' government: BJP Vice President

Jammu, Jan 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President, Avinash Rai Khanna, on Tuesday said the party would fight 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's performance during the last four and a half years.

Addressing a media conference at the party headquarters in winter capital Jammu, Khanna said political parties trying to join hands with the Congress against t


Wednesday, January 16, 2019Heavy snowfall to hit Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 16: The Met on Wednesday forecast heavy snowfall for at least five days starting Saturday that is likely to disrupt air and surface traffic to and from the Kashmir Valley.

"A comparatively intense western disturbance is becoming active over Jammu and Kashmir from January 19 and will remain till January 23, peaking on January 22.

"Under its influence moderate to heavy snowfall


Tuesday, January 15, 2019DC Bandipora administers oath to newly elected Sarpanchs, Panchs

Inaugurates 4-day Foundation Course on PRIs

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 15: The newly elected Sarpanchs and Panchs of Bandipora district were administered oath today by District Panchayat Officer during a ceremony which was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.
Superintendent of Police Sheikh Zulfikar Azad, Assistant Commissioner Development Mohammad Jahangir Khanday, Deputy Chief Election Officer Rafiq Ahmad Lone,


Tuesday, January 15, 2019DEA Udhampur organises awareness camp for service voters

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY-23:- District Election Authority (DEA), Udhampur today organized an Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) awareness camp to sensitize the service voters about their right to franchise and importance of participating in the election process.
The camp was held under the supervision of District Election Officer (DDC) Ravinder Kumar at two different


Tuesday, January 15, 2019MLCs, former Minister, ex-MLAs call on Advisor Sharma Project issues of public importance

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: MLCs, a Former Minister and Ex-MLAs Tuesday called on the Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma here at Civil Secretariat and projected people’s demands and issues for early redressal.
MLC, Charanjeet Singh Khalsa sought celebration of Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji at Government level across Jammu and Kashmir. He suggested for holding seminars at district leve


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Nepal Army chief visits Central Command in UP

Lucknow, Jan 15 (UNI) Nepal Army Chief General Purna Chandra Thapa arrived here on Tuesday on a day-long visit to Uttar Pradesh, said a press statement issued by the Central command here on Tuesday.

On his arrival, the Nepali Army chief visited Headquarters Central Command where he interacted with Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Central Command and was a


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Enjoying absolute majority and no threat to coalition Government: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru, Jan 15(UNI) Playing down the withdrawal of support by the two independent MLAs, Chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy, who is heading the JD(S)-Congress coalition government, has said that “There is no threat to my government”.

Sharply reacting to the independent MLAs decision to take back the support, Chief minister said that “I enjoy the confidence of the majority of MLAs in the Assembl


Tuesday, January 15, 2019NDMC Budget: Medical facility to be provided at 2 hospitals under Ayushman Bharat

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in it's budget 2019-20 has proposed to provide medical and surgical treatment facility at Charak Palika Hospital and Palika Maternity Hospital under Ayushman Bharat.

Addressing mediapersons after presenting the budget of the Council here, on Tuesday, NDMC Chairperson Naresh Kumar said,'the NDMC had proposed to ink a Memorandum of U


Tuesday, January 15, 2019BJP MLAs stay put in Haryana: Saffron party blames Cong, Siddamaraiah for K'taka crisis

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) In the midst of claims and counter claims of poaching charges from the either side, the BJP central leadership on Tuesday for the first time led attack against the JD(S)-Congress combine in Karnataka and said the blame for crisis in the state should go "entirely' to the Congress.

"Congress leadership has failed in Karnataka in providing good governance and also a coher


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Kharge writes to PM, calls for immediate meeting of 3 member panel to appoint new CBI director

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) Terming the removal of Mr Alok Verma as CBI chief and appointment of Mr Nageshwar Rao as interim director as ‘illegal’, Leader of the Congress in the lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding to make public key documents related to the sacked CBI chief, including the Central Vigilance Commission report and the details of th


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Team 'Sonchiriya' shot fire with real rifles, guns

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The recently released trailer of 'Sonchiriya' has been generating immense buzz for the raw and rustic looks set in the rooted villages of central India.

Playing a dacoit meant that the actors had to undergo grueling preparations through real old vintage rifles and guns.

As the story of 'Sonchiriya' is set in the 1970s showcasing a small town ruled and dominated by d


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Centre discusses opening up of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor with stakeholders

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the stakeholders for the opening up of the proposed Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab to Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan here in the Home Ministry.

The Punjab Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh, Indian Ambassador to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and Border Security Force DG Rajnikant


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Delhi Govt committed to work for development of Urdu: Sisodia

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The Governing Council of Urdu Academy and Delhi government met on Tuesday under the chair of Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Art, Culture and Languages, Manish Sisodia to discuss various issues pertaining to the promotion of Urdu language and functioning of the Academy including programmes, scholarships, publications and budget.

The Council discussed a number of


Tuesday, January 15, 2019NIA files charge sheet against 2 in Junagarh FICN case

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The National Investigation Agency (NIA), Mumbai branch on Tuesday filed Charge sheet against two accused in Junagarh fake Indian currency case at Special NIA court Ahmadabad, an official statement said.
The accused Sanjaykumar Mohanbhai Devadiya and Sureshbhai Mavajibhai Lathidadiya alias Guruji were booked under section 120B read with 489B and 489C of IPC.
On the basis


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Rogi Kalyan Samiti holds meeting at Jammu

JAMMU JANUARY 15: Rogi Kalyan Samiti held its 3rd meeting under the chairmanship of Medical Superintendent Dr. Chander Parkash, who is also vice chairman of Samiti, here today.
The Samiti discussed providing better health care services and improvement of infrastructure for the patients besides making available the emergency medicines round the clock.
A detailed discussion was held on the decisions taken during the last meeting and its execution and achievements. It was informed that the committees have been constituted to up grade hospitals to meet the national quality assurance standards


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Anantnag: 25 farmers flagged off for training in Mushkibudji Paddy cultivation

ANANTNAG, JANUARY 15: District Development Commissioner today flagged off a group of 25 mushqbudji rice cultivating farmers of Sagam and adjacent villages to be held at Rice Research Centre SKUAST Shalimar.
The training programme has been organised by NABARD under its Capacity Building and Adoption of Technology Transfer Scheme.
Chief Agriculture Officer, DM NABARD and other senior officers were present on the occasion.
The farmers would be provided the training on best practices and use of latest farming techniques for enhancing productivity.
The DDM NABARD informed that NABARD ha


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Interviews for Khadim-ul-Hajaj to start from Jan 17

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 15: The interview of candidates who have applied for selection as Khadim-ul-Hajaj shall be held at Haj House, Bemina Srinagar from January 17, 2019.
In an official communiqué issued here, the office of State Haj Committee informed that the interview for Pulwama and Baramulla candidates will be held on January 17, 2019 from 10.30 am, those from Anantnag and Kulgam and Bandipora on January 19 , 2019, while the interview date for Srinagar and Kupwara candidates has been scheduled on January 20, 2019.
Similarly, the candidates from districts Shopian, Budgam and Ganderba


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Advisor Ganai to take meeting, discuss regularisation of contractual staff of Education Dept

JAMMU, JANUARY 15- Advisor to the Governor Mr. Khurshid A. Ganai, shall take a meeting of the Education Department in Civil Secretariat Jammu at 11.30 am on 16.01.2019 to discuss threadbare the issue of regularisation of contractual teaching staff engaged by Higher & School Education Departments.
In the meantime, he has directed Secretary, School Education Department, to issue the or


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Republic Day-2019: Chief Secretary chairs high level meeting to finalize arrangements

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: With preparations for the upcoming Republic Day-2019 celebrations in full swing, Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a high level meeting of officers at Udyog Bhavan here to finalize the arrangements for a colourful function.
Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Principal Secretary, Home, Principal Secretar


Tuesday, January 15, 2019H&ME Deptt issues appointment orders of 921 Medical Officers

Governor, Advisor Kumar, CS convey best wishes to newly appointed MOs

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: To augment health care facilities in the rural and far flung areas of the state, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department today issued appointment orders to 921 Medical Officers recruited on fast track basis.
To fast track the recruitment process, the H&MEM Department had made relevant provisions in the rules and SRO, which paved the way for making the recruitment pr


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Sarpanchs of Kulgam administered oath

KULGAM, JANUARY 15: District Development Commissioner, Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today administered oath to the newly elected Sarpanchs of the district, here at ITI College.
The DDC congratulated the Sarpanchs on being elected as representatives of their respective areas. He said that the Sarpanchs can truly represent and meet the local developmental aspirations by facilitating direct part


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Sarpanchs of Baramulla administered oath

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 15: District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today administered oath to recently elected Sarpanchs and inaugurated a three week training programme for them here at Dak Bunglow.
ACD, ACR, DPO Baramulla, DSP HQ, BDOs and other concerned were present on the occasion.
The programme is aimed at sensitizing the Sarpanchs about their responsibilities a


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Shopian admin to extend digital facilities to rural areas

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 15 District Development Commissioner, Shopian Dr Owais Ahmad today chaired a meeting to discuss the modalities for extending digital facilities to rural areas of the district and facilitate the people in availing the benefits of different schemes at their doorsteps.
The meeting was attended by Additional District Development Commissioner, Chief Planning Officer, Assistant


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 DDC Kupwara reviews Power scenario in Lolab

KUPWARA, JANUARY 15: District Development Commissioner Khalid Jahangir today visited several far flung places of Lolab area to review the overall power scenario and the status of ongoing development works carried out by PDD under centrally sponsored Saubghaya scheme.
The DDC visited Cherkoot, Khumriyal and Khodi during which he was briefed by the concerned authorities about the status of va


Tuesday, January 15, 2019DC Jammu inaugurates training program for Sarpanchs

JAMMU, JANUARY 15- Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar today inaugurated a four day training programme for newly elected Sarpanchs of Jammu district for capacity building.
The training programme is being organized by Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj.
Addressing the participants at the inauguration of the program, Deputy Commissioner stressed on the importance of healthy an


Tuesday, January 15, 2019DEO Kathua reviews operationalisation of Voter Helpline number

KATHUA, JANUARY 15: District Election Officer, Rohit Khajuria today reviewed preparedness for launch of “Voter Helpline”, a unique initiative to be operated from universal number 1950 for the facilitation of voters.
In the meeting, DEO said that ‘Voter Helpline’ number 1950 be made the first point of call for all the residents of the district looking for help in reference to electoral services


Tuesday, January 15, 2019DDC Kathua inaugurates capacity building training programme for Sarpanchs

KATHUA, JANUARY 15:- A comprehensive module for capacity building of newly elected Sarpanchs of various Panchayats across the district was inaugurated today by District Development Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria.
The four day training program seeks to empower Sarpanchs by enhancing their capacity, capability and skill in governance and administration of villages. The training program is being or


Tuesday, January 15, 2019ADC Reasi reviews Republic Day arrangements

REASI, JANUARY 15: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajinder Kumar Sharma, today convened a meeting to review arrangements for celebration of upcoming Republic Day-2019.
A detailed discussion regarding security, first aid, sanitation, Fire and Emergency Services, seating arrangements, power & water supply, and issuance of invitation cards was held during the meeting.
During the meeting, it was


Tuesday, January 15, 2019MoS Uttar Pradesh meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: Dr. Mahendra Kumar Singh, Minister of State, Rural Development, Medical and Health, Uttar Pradesh, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Dr. Singh and Governor had wide-ranging discussions on the initiatives required for development of rural areas and strengthening of health care services particularly in the remote areas of the country.
During the dis


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Mayor SMC meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: Sh. Junaid Azim Mattu, Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Mattu briefed Governor about the plans of the SMC for ensuring efficient delivery of public services under its purview and steps taken by the SMC for maintenance of cleanliness, sanitation and beautification of the area within its jurisdiction.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019DC Rajouri inaugurates training programme for Sarpanchs

RAJOURI, JANUARY 15: Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today inaugurated four day Basic Foundation Course for Sarpanchs of Manjakote, Thanamandi, Panjgrain, Plangrah and Kalakote blocks.
The basic course is being organized by Rural Development Department in which all the Sarpanchs of the district will be imparted basic foundation course in four phases.
Addressing the inaugural funct


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 DDC Ramban inaugurates training session for Sarpanchs

RAMBAN, JANUARY 15: District Development Commissioner, Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today inaugurated four day training programme for Sarpanchs being organized by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, here.
SSP, Anita Sharma, ACD, DPO, BDO Ramban and other officers were present on the occasion.
DDC, while addressing the Sarpanchs of four blocks of the district including Ga


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Training cum capacity building program for Sarpanchs begins at Reasi

REASI, JANUARY 15: A four day capacity building cum training programme for 55 PRI members began here today.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sagar Dattatray Doifode, inaugurated the programme.
Addressing the Sarpanchs, DC said that objective of this training is to sensitize the PRI functionaries about their role and responsibilities towards local self governance and grassroots development planning. “N


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Farooq Shah inspects pace of work on upcoming Jal Bhawan

Reviews preparedness for de-silting of Ranbir canal

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: Secretary PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control and DMRRR, Farooq Ahmad Shah, today visited Jal Bhawan construction site here at Narwal and inspected various ongoing works.
The Jal Bhawan is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 7.48 crore and would be completed by October this year.
With the completion of Jal Bhawan, the facility will cater to accommodation of the offices


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Chief Secretary chairs 16th Steering Committee meeting of State CAMPA

APOs of Forest and Wildlife Department approved for 2019-20

JAMMU: JANUARY 15: Chief Secretary, B. V. R. Subrahmanyam Monday chaired the 16th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) to consider the Annual Plan of Operations (APOs) of Forest and Wildlife Departments for the Year 2019-20.
Principal Secretary, Finance, Princ


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova advance to second round of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Serena Williams of the United States and the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova dismissed their respective opponents on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Australian Open.

Serena dispatched Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2 in less than an hour, only dropping two games in the second set.

The seven-time champion got off to an impeccable start after missing the e


Tuesday, January 15, 20192019 World Cup Cricket is going to be a tough contest: Jonathan Trott

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Former England batsman Jonathan Trott is keeping his cards close to his chest on predicting the winner of the upcoming edition of the World Cup to be played in his home country.

Trott, 37, is in the state capital and is presently the batting coach of the visiting England Lions cricket team which will play five one-dayers with the India A side here and also a f


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Nishikori advances to second round after Majchrzak retires

Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Japan's Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after Polish wild card Kamil Majchrzak retired due to cramping during Tuesday's match.

Nishikori won the contest against Majchrzak 3-6, 6-7(6), 6-0, 6-2, 3-0.

The Japanese, who came to Melbourne fresh off a win in Brisbane, was taken by surprise by Majchrzak, who is ranked 176th and began cra


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Spain's Muguruza cruises into second round of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Garbine Muguruza advanced to the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday after beating Zheng Saisai in straight sets.

The No.18 seed beat her Chinese opponent 6-2, 6-3 in just over an hour and 20 minutes.

The two-time Grand Slam champion, and a quarterfinalist in Melbourne in 2017, played seamlessly in the first set against Zheng, dropping just two points in


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Konta beats Tomljanovic in tie-break at Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Former Australian Open semi-finalist Johanna Konta advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after beating Ajla Tomljanovic in a tie-break on Tuesday.

The Brit, who lost to Tomljanovic in Brisbane earlier this month, defeated her opponent 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-6(7), reports Efe news.

Tomljanovic began with a break in the first game, then held her serve to go 2-0


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Sousa beats Pella to reach Australian Open 2nd round

Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Portuguese Joao Sousa on Tuesday progressed to the second round of the Australian Open by beating Argentine Guido Pella 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.

In a four-hour match, world no. 44 Sousa overcame spirited resistance from Pella - ranked 65th in the world - who won the second set and took the first and third into tie-breakers.

Sousa, who lost to Croatian Marin Cilic i


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Sourav Ganguly to launch trailer of cricket-themed film '22 Yards'

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly will launch the trailer of the Hindi film "22 Yards", helmed by Mitali Ghoshal and starring Barun Sobti, at an event here on Wednesday.

"This film is based on cricket, so we asked Sourav Ganguly to launch the trailer, and it was very nice of him to agree. He has not seen the full film, but he has seen the trailer and he loved it," Gh


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Manu Sawhney unveiled as new ICC CEO

Dubai, Jan 15 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Manu Sawhney as its new Chief Executive Officer.

According to an ICC statement, Sawhney, the former CEO of Singapore Sports Hub and Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports, will join the global cricket governing body next month before formally taking over the reins from David Richardson in July a


Tuesday, January 15, 20192nd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni power India to series-levelling win

Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) India rode on skipper Virat Kohli's century and stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's controlled fifty to beat Australia by six wickets in the second ODI and level the three-match ODI rubber 1-1 here on Tuesday.

Chasing a competitive 299, the tourists banked on a collective batting effort from the top order, before a 82-run fourth wicket stand between Kohli (104) and Dhoni (55


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Honor 10 Lite with dewdrop notch display in India

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Tuesday launched the Honor 10 Lite with its home-grown Kirin 710 processor and a dewdrop notch display in India at a starting price of Rs 13,999.

The smartphone would be available in a configuration of 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM +64GB storage for Rs 17,999 in sapphire blue, sky blue and midnight black colours only on Flipkart.



Tuesday, January 15, 2019Global smartphone market to shrink in 2019

Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) The global smartphone market is expected to shrink further in 2019 due to weaker demand and other unfavourable factors, a report said on Tuesday.

Global smartphone production is expected to reach 1.41 billion units this year, down 3.3 per cent from the previous year, according to the report from TrendForce, a leading market intelligence provider.

Replacement demand is l


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Stop merger of public sector banks: CPI-M

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday urged the government to stop the merger of three nationalized banks, saying it will weaken all three post unification.

The CPI-M said it was "deeply concerned at the un-seemly haste with which the government has been going ahead with the merger/amalgamation process of Vijaya Bank, Bank of Baroda and Dena Bank" ignoring the opposition of the employe


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Jaitley in US for medical chek-up

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has gone to the US for what is believed to be a medical check-up relating to his kidney ailment.

Jaitley, 66, who had undergone a renal transplant surgery on May 14 last year, left on Sunday. There was no word on when he is likely to return but some sources said he was expected back on January 19 while others said it could be later.



Tuesday, January 15, 2019Equities up on rate cut hopes, positive Asian market cues

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Expectations of an interest rate cut in the monetary policy over lower monthly inflation combined with a rebound in Asian markets gave a push to the Indian equity market on Tuesday.

Accordingly, the two key indices -- Sensex and Nifty50 -- closed over 1.30 per cent higher as healthy buying was seen in IT and other interest rate-sensitive stocks.

The surge came on the b


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Government open to review GST in education sector: Shiv Pratap Shukla

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Tuesday said the government is open to reconsider the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on certain components in the education sector.

Speaking at a pre-budget discussion on expectations for education, entrepreneurship and employability, the Minister said tax on certain components in the education sector can be revie


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Leverage technology, AI to boost flying ecosystem: Suresh Prabhu

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Stressing the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu stressed here on Tuesday the need to leverage these modern technologies to improve the global flying ecosystem.

Inaugurating the first-ever Global Aviation Summit (GAS) 2019, the Minister said the sustainability of the aviation sector is also important and it must be en


Tuesday, January 15, 2019UK Parliament readies for key Brexit deal vote

London, Jan 15 (IANS) British MPs are set to vote on Tuesday whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal and set the country on its final road to leaving the EU on March 29 or vote against it, leaving the Parliament and the country in a state of limbo it has inhabited for two-and-a-half years.

May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk "letting the British people d


Tuesday, January 15, 2019New UN envoy embarks on 1st visit to Syria

Damascus, Jan 15 (IANS) The newly-appointed UN special envoy to Syria made his first visit to the war-torn country on Tuesday since he assumed the post.

Geir Pedersen, who was appointed after his predecessor Staffan de Mistura stepped down in November, became the fourth envoy to take on the role since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011, Efe news reported.

"UN special envoy Geir Pedersen ar


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Grand Alliance in Bihar united, strong: Tejashwi

Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday said that the opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar was united and strong and will soon announce its decision on seat sharing for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

"We will smoothly decide the seat sharing and will soon make it public," he told the media at the Sadaqat Ashram state Congress headquarters here, after atten


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Telugu icon Kanneganti undergoes heart surgery; stable now

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Iconic Telugu actor Brahmanandam Kanneganti underwent a heart bypass surgery at the Asian Heart Institute (AHI), sources close to the family said here on Tuesday.

He was rushed to the AHI Mumbai in a critical condition on Sunday and underwent several tests.

He was finally operated upon by renowned heart surgeon Ramakanta Panda on Monday.

Post-surgery, the condition


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Modi arrives in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Tuesday evening on a brief four-hour visit of Kerala.

Stepping down from the aircraft that flew him from Raipur, Modi was received by Governor P. Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.

From the airport, Modi took a helicopter to Kollam, about 70 km from here.

He h


Tuesday, January 15, 2019SC sets conditions for BJP's Bengal rath yatra

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In a setback to the BJP, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the party cannot hold its proposed "rath yatra" in West Bengal unless it can address the Mamata Banerjee-led state government's apprehensions on law and order issues.

The order by a Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-headed bench came in a petition by the West Bengal BJP challenging a Calcutta High Court order dec


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Delhi HC tells Centre, CBI to file response on plea to probe phone tapping

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government and the CBI to file reply to a plea seeking a direction to constitute a SIT to look into the abuse of power by some officials of the probe agency by illegally tapping phone calls.

A division bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao asked the Centre and the Central Bureau of Investigat


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Over 3 lakh drug addicts treated in Punjab in 2018: Police

Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Over three lakh drug addicts were treated in Punjab in 2018 and more than 63,000 people are currently being treated, out of which 25,000 are heroin addicts, a top police official said on Tuesday.

The retention rate is 91.71 per cent, Director General (Special Task Force) Mohammad Mustafa told reporters here.

The Special Task Force, constituted by the state in April


Tuesday, January 15, 20192 MLAs withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government

Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two legislators -- a member of a regional outfit and an Independent -- on Tuesday said they are withdrawing their support.

R. Shankar, a legislator from Ranebennur Assembly segment in Haveri district, belonging to the regional Karnataka Pragnavantha Janata Party, and


Tuesday, January 15, 2019DGP rewards BSF constable for his quick response to militant attack

Jammu, January 15: Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh has rewarded Constable/GD Irshad Ahmad of 168-BN BSF for his alertness and quick reaction to militants' attack.

Constable/GD Irshad Ahmad showed his alertness while on duty averted a major tragedy by his quick reaction to militants’ attack on January 7, 2019.

The DGP accorded sanction to cash reward and commendation certifi


Tuesday, January 15, 2019ADDC flags off newly elected Sarpanchs for training

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 15: To impart training to the newly elected Sarpanchs of the district, Additional District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today flagged off 39 newly elected Sarpanchs of block Safapora, Lar, Wakura and Sharpathri for phase ist, 4-days training program scheduled at Srinagar organised by the department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj along with District


Tuesday, January 15, 2019BSF officer killed in Pakistani firing

Jammu, Jan 15: An Assistant Commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed on Tuesday in Pakistani firing on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

BSF sources said the Pakistani troops violated the 2003 ceasefire on the international border in Hiranagar sector.

"An Assistant Commandant of the BSF was injured in the firing. He was shifted to the Army Hos


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Burglars steal CCTV equipment from bank in J&K

Jammu, Jan 15: Burglars stole CCTV surveillance equipment from a bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday night at the J&K Bank's Mandi branch.

"After breaking into the bank branch, burglars managed to de-activate and then steal the CCTV equipment at the branch," the police said.

It was being ascertained whether the burglars


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Tiger Division celebrates Army Day, pays homage at War Memorial

Jammu, Jan 15: Lt Gen JS Nain, General Officer Commanding, Rising Star Corps accompanied by Maj Gen Sharad Kapur, GOC Tiger Division, on Tuesday paid tributes to martyrs at Tiger War Memorial in Jammu to commemorate 71st Indian Army Day.

The function was attended by several serving and retired officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Jawans to pay homage to the brave soldiers who laid down


Tuesday, January 15, 2019JCO dies of cardiac arrest along LoC in Poonch

Jammu, Jan 15: A Junior Commissioned Officer on Tuesday died of cardiac arrest along Line of Control in Mankote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Police sources said that Naib Subedar of 5 Mahar regiment posted along LoC near Sonawali Gali in Mankote on Tuesday morning fell unconscious while performing his duties.

They said that the JCO was immediately shifted to a nearby mili


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Pak violates ceasefire on LoC, IB; BSF jawan injured

Jammu, Jan 15: Pakistani troops yet again violated the ceasefire agreement on Tuesday and fired unprovoked on the Line of Control and International Border across Jammu region.

Meanwhile, one BSF Jawan sustained injuries in the cross-border firing.

“Pakistani Army this morning violated the ceasefire in Sunderbani Sector at about 1000 hrs,” defence spokesman here said.

He said that Pakist


Tuesday, January 15, 2019India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC

Jammu, Jan 15: The Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, a Defence Ministry spokesman said.

"At 10 a.m., the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation using small arms and shelling with heavy calibre weapons in the Sunderbani sector," Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told TNN here.

"The In


Tuesday, January 15, 2019LMVs to ply from morning, HMV in afternoon on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Jan 15: The national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country was through for one-way traffic while the Srinagar-Leh and historic Mughal roads remained shut due to accumulation of snow.

Only one-way traffic is allowed on the highway on Tuesday and vehicles will ply from winter capital, Jammu to Kashmir, a traffic police official told T


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Kashmiris being used to score political points by national parties: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 15: Questioning the timing of filing charge-sheet in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) case, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said Kashmiris are being used to score extra political points by the national parties.

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, who headed a coalition government with BJP till June last year, said she was not surprised by filing


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Villages near LoC remain shut for day 6

Srinagar, Jan 15: Though snow clearance operations have already been started but there are very less chances for early reopening of most of the roads due to accumulation of several feet of snow which has also frozen due to sub zero temperature, officials said, adding there is also forecast for fresh snowfall from tomorrow besides avalanche warning.

“Roads to border towns of Machil, Keran, Karn


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Govt names place for new colleges, most local concerns addressed; 20 distts in list



- Two J&K Police Women Battalions with 2014 posts approved

- Rs 6 Crore grant for Real Kashmir Football Club over 3 years

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC), equivalent to Cabinet in popular government, on Monday named the final locations for the establishments of 40 new Government Degree Colleges to be set up during 2019-20 & 2020-21, even as it has addresse


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Hardship Allowance revised for J&K Police

JAMMU: The SAC on Monday accorded sanction to the grant of Hardship Allowance @ 8% of basic pay in the revised pay levels in favour of Gazetted and Non Gazetted Police Personnel w.e.f 01.01.2019.

The SAC also approved Hardship Allowance @ 10% of Basic Pay in the revised pay levels in respect of ‘Classified’ category of Police personnel including those deployed with Special Police components an


Tuesday, January 15, 2019In biggest outreach yet, Malik calls upon militants to return

JAMMU: Sounding even sweeter than the popular government selected on the plank of human right protection, Governor Satya Pal Malik today called upon the militants to return to the civil mainstream as he assured their counseling and rehabilitation.

"We do not have any 'operation all out'. We want these children (militants) to come back and we are ready to do what we can do for them," Malik said


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Police clearance must for protected persons for travelling outside State

Move to prevent weapon snatching, 752 PSOs withdrawn

SRINAGAR: In order to curb the rising incidents of weapon snatching, the Jammu and Kashmir police have restricted the protected persons from taking their Personal Security Officers (PSOs) with them outside state, unless they are permitted to do so by police, in written form even as it withdrew 752 PSOs from the ‘uncategorised’ and ‘influential’ persons during the Governor’s rule in the state.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019HM ultra arrested

BANDIPORA: Days after two active militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were arrested in Shopian, the security forces on Monday achieved yet another success when they arrested another top ultra of the terror outfit in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

An official informed that "on a tip off" from Jammu and Kashmir Police, a joint team of army’s 13 RR , 162 Territorial Army including police


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Despite snow, SMVD footfall 13,000 a day

JAMMU: Braving heavy snowfall and extremely cold weather, around 13000 pilgrims are visiting the cave shrine of the Mata Vashno Devi daily, forcing the shrine board not to open the natural cave yet.

The natural cave is usually made accessible to the pilgrims by mid January when the number of visitors decreases to around 7000 per day.

"Despite snowfall and chilly weather conditions, pilgrims


Tuesday, January 15, 2019AoA v/s OaO: Have Governor’s remarks just bailed Mehbooba or made things worse

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that there exists nothing like ‘Operation All Out’. While this operation is very much a part of the emerging political and security lexicon in Kashmir, the Governor’s statement in negative could bail the embattled Mehbooba Mufti out or may make things more complicated for her.

Navigating through a political environment of anger and uncertainty, when Me


Tuesday, January 15, 2019JNU sedition: Mufti questions timing of filing chargesheet

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday questioned the timing of filing of charge sheet in the 2016 JNU sedition case, in which seven Kashmiris have been named, saying the students were being used to score political points ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

These seven are among the 10 students, including former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Ku


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Situation in J&K worsened under Modi: Shiv Sena

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena said Monday that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has worsened under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's watch and claimed the BJP-led government at the Centre frittered away the massive 2014 poll mandate.

Modi talks about his "56-inch chest", but more Army jawans have shed blood in the militancy-hit state under his dispensation than previous governments, said the BJP's bick


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Hurt in Tral encounter, CRPF man succumbs

JAMMU: After battling for life for nine days, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper wounded during an encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district earlier this month succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

Constable Mahesh Kumar Meena (39) had sustained a bullet injury in his neck during a gunfight in Aripal on January 5.

He was shifted to army’s 92 base hospital Srinagar for treatme


Tuesday, January 15, 2019DGP thanks Governor, his team

JAMMU: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh has thanked Governor Satya Pal Malik for enhancing the hardship allowance in favour of Jammu and Kashmir police personnel.

The DGP said that it has come like a New Year gift for the police force who have been rendering dedicated service to the state under difficult circumstances.

In a statement, a police spokesman said DGP has also thanked Ad


Tuesday, January 15, 2019Cold wave hits Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 15:An intense cold wave hit the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday, bringing down temperatures several notches below the freezing point

An official of the MET Department said the weather would remain generally cloudy during the next 24 hours.

The valley is presently witnessing the 40-day long period of harsh winter cold called the 'Chillai Kalan', which started on December 21 and is li


Tuesday, January 15, 2019PDP set to register massive victory in coming elections: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that the party will register a remarkable victory during the forthcoming polls in the state and is this time confident of winning more seats than that of the previous elections.

Addressing party functionaries, leaders and activists of Chadoora assembly segment, Mehbooba stressed for the g


Tuesday, January 15, 2019#PUBG Fever Rises In Kashmir, Parents Appeal Governor To Ban

Srinagar, Jan 15: The 2018 award winning mobile game PUBG (Player Unknowns Battle Ground),has taken over the online gaming scene by storm over the past few months, with its popularity in Jammu and Kashmir, rising to such a point that not only youth, kids to an extreme level are also hooked on to it.

Every now and then, we have been exposed to reports of young minds falling prey to PUBG MOBIL


Monday, January 14, 2019SAC approves locations for 40 new Degree Colleges

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved locations for the establishments of 40 new Government Degree Colleges to be set up during 2019-20 & 2020-21.
The government had constituted a High Level Committee to identify and examine the locations for these colleges approved by SAC on 07.12.2018.


Monday, January 14, 2019Republic Day-2019: Chief Secretary chairs high level meeting to finalize arrangements

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: With preparations for the upcoming Republic Day-2019 celebrations in full swing, Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a high level meeting of officers at Udyog Bhavan here to finalize the arrangements for a colourful function.
Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Principal Secretary, Home, Principal Secretary,


Monday, January 14, 2019Chief Secretary chairs 16th Steering Committee meeting of State CAMPA

APOs of Forest and Wildlife Department approved for 2019-20

JAMMU: JANUARY14: Chief Secretary, B. V. R. Subrahmanyam Monday chaired the 16th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) to consider the Annual Plan of Operations (APOs) of Forest and Wildlife Departments for the Year 2019-20.
Principal Secretary, Finance, Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring


Monday, January 14, 2019Div Com convenes meeting with Airfield Environment Management committee

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting of Airfield Environment Management Committee regarding measures towards wildlife strike hazard reduction and disposal of liquid and solid waste besides prevention of open garbage in the surrounding areas of the airport.

Air force officers gave a detailed presentation on various issues and apprised the


Monday, January 14, 2019 Voters’ awareness campaign: DEO Srinagar seeks effective implementation of SVEEP activities

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 14: Office of the District Election Officer Srinagar Monday said the Voter Awareness Forums (VAFs) for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will be launched at all concerned offices including field offices of the district as part of the nationwide launch on January 16.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar KK Sidha has been designated as the nodal officer for the launch of the VAFs in


Monday, January 14, 2019Winter coaching a huge success; Education Deptt refutes news report

SRINAGAR, JAN 14: The School Education Department Monday refuted a news report appearing in a section of the press regarding winter tutorial programme in the State.
In a statement released, a departmental spokesperson said the winter tutorial programme for students of Classes 8th to 10th has been launched after doing wide publicity through print and electronic media.
"After the proper scr


Monday, January 14, 2019Tourism Department embarks on aggressive marketing campaign

Plans to showcase tourism products at SATTE, road shows at various travel marts

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 14: To tap State’s tourism potential and attract travellers, the Department of Tourism Kashmir has planned aggressive marketing campaigns from January 16, 2019, till February end.
The department will be showcasing its tourism products at South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) to be held from 16th January to 18th of January 2019 at Greater Noida.


Monday, January 14, 2019Mission Director National Health Mission visits Poonch, reviews health sector

POONCH, JANUARY 14: Mission Director National Health Mission, Bhupinder Kumar, visited Poonch and convened a meeting to review the functioning of health sector in the district.
Chairman, District Health Society, Rahul Yadav, Chief Medical Officer, Mushtaq Bhatti, Superintendent District Hospital, Block Medical Officers besides officials of the department were present in the meeting.
The Missi


Monday, January 14, 2019District Legal Services Authority, Health Department hold legal awareness cum medical camp

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: To ensure that opportunities of securing justice and health care benefits are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or any other disability, District Legal Services Authority in collaboration with Health Department today held a Legal Awareness cum Medical Camp.
The camp was held under the supervision of Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Naushad Ahmad Kha


Monday, January 14, 2019DDC Kishtwar chairs officers meet on Panchayats

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 14: District Development Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana today chaired a meeting with district officers to discuss preparation of a comprehensive plan for line Departments to ensure vibrant development of Panchayats at grass root levels.
DDC directed concerned officers to submit an action plan regarding their role and work in Panchayats at an earliest so that the same could be


Monday, January 14, 2019DDC Baramulla reviews progress on land records digitization

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 14: District Development Commissioner Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today reviewed the progress on digitization of land record here at a meeting of concerned officers.
The meeting was attended by Director Land Records North, ADC Baramulla, ADC Sopore, ACR, SDM Tehsildars and other concerned officers.
The meeting was informed about the deployment of additional staff and i


Monday, January 14, 20196 blocks at Pampore to be ready by April end: Dir Estates

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 14: Director Estates, Tariq Hussain Ganie, today said that the Department will complete six more blocks comprising ninety-six flats at Pampore before Darbar move.
He was inspecting the ongoing construction work on the government employees quarters here at Pampore.
The Director was informed that out of 12 blocks, five blocks have already been handed over to the departm


Monday, January 14, 2019 DDC Kulgam felicitates gold medallist, Insha

KULGAM, JANUARY 14: Deputy Commissioner Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today felicitated Insha Jan by presenting a memento and certificate for bagging a gold medal in Belt Wrestling open category at under-19 National school games held at Belgavi Karnataka.
While congratulating Insha, Dr Shamim said that district administration is taking all steps to channelize the sports talent of the youth of the dis


Monday, January 14, 2019Sarpanchs administered oath at Kupwara

KUPWARA, JANUARY14: The newly elected Sarpanchs today took oath here at swearing-in-ceremonies held across district.
Around 362 elected representatives were administered the oath of Office.
The oath to the Sarpanchs of Kupwara and Handwara were administered by the concerned ADCs, while at Karnah and Sogam the oath was administered by the respective SDMs.
At Kupwara, District Development


Monday, January 14, 2019Power shutdown

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 14: Chief Engineer, EM&RE Wing, Kashmir today informed that 33 KV Rawalpora-Airforce and Rawalpora-Chapora lines would be shut down in order to carry out some emergency repair works.
According to the official communiqué, Rawalpora-Chanpora Line will remain shut on 15th January 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm, while as Rawalpora-Airforce line would be shut on 16th January from 2 pm to


Monday, January 14, 2019Team Jammu launches vigorous campaign to revive Dogri language, culture, traditions and festivals

Jammu:Speeding up its vigorous campaign to revive Dogri culture, tradition, language and festivals among younger generation of Jammuites, Team Jammu organized cultural bonanza of Dogri folk songs at Baba Puran Nagar, near Bhagwati Nagar, here on late Monday evening.
The event was organized in collaboration with Baba Puran Nagar Welfare Committee headed Vishu Sharma. Hundreds of area residents


Monday, January 14, 2019Anantnag: Sarpanchs administered oath

ANANTNAG, JANUARY 14: The newly elected sarpanchs of the District Anantnag today took oath of office here at a function organized by Rural Development Department and Panchayat Raj.
The District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Younis Malik congratulated the newly elected Sarpanchs of District.
In his address, the DDC made the Sarpanchs aware about their duties as guaranteed in the Panchaya


Monday, January 14, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: In order to carry out temporary shifting of HT/LT Network coming in the alignment of 4-laning of Jammu-Akhnoor National Highway, the power supply to Bharat Nagar, Vasant Vihar, Kabir Colony, Poonch House, Talab Tillo, Kamla Palace, Mandlik Nagar, Patta Paloura, Top Paloura, Shanti Nagar, Muthi, Best Price and its adjoining areas fed from T-3, T-4, T-7, SN-4, UD-2, MU-5 and M


Monday, January 14, 2019DC Bandipora listens to people’s issues at Chittibanday Sanctions Rs 80 Lakh for water supply augmentation

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 14: Deputy Commissioner Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Monday held a public interaction program at Chittibanday village and listened to the public grievances.
He was accompanied by Superintendent of Police Sheikh Zulfikar Azad, district heads of various departments besides other concerned officials.
Several delegations and individuals called on the Deputy Commissioner and appr


Monday, January 14, 2019Urban Mulberry Plantation: Drive to plant 2000 trees starts in Kathua Town

KATHUA, JANUARY 14: - A drive to plant over two thousand highly improved trees was launched under the Urban Mulberry plantation drive, here in the Municipal limits of this town.
Under urban Mulberry plantation, educational institutions and other protected establishments and vacant state land will be covered under the drive, said Director Sericulture, Gulzar Ahmad Shabnam after launching th


Monday, January 14, 2019DEO Rajouri reviews preparation for National Voter Day, launch of Voter Awareness forums

RAJOURI, JANUARY 14: District Election Officer, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, convened a meeting to review the preparations regarding celebration of National Voter Day (NVD) and launch of Voter Awareness Forum here today.
The DEO had discussion on the programmes and activities to be carried out on the day at District headquarters, sub-division level, Tehsil level and at booth level in the district in o


Monday, January 14, 2019DC Rajouri finalizes arrangements for imparting training to Sarpanchs

RAJOURI, JANUARY 14: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today convened a meeting with the concerned officers to finalize arrangements for imparting training to Sarpanchs in the district.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC informed that the training programme would be conducted in four phases. The first phase would be conducted from 15th to 18th of January for Sarpanchs of b


Monday, January 14, 2019DC Kathua reviews arrangements for Pulse Polio Immunization campaign

KATHUA, JANUARY 14: Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria, today convened a meeting to review arrangements for conduct of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme in the district.
The meeting was informed that the first phase of the anti-polio drive will be carried out in the district on 3 February, 2019 in which about 100142 children upto 5 years of age will be administered polio


Monday, January 14, 2019 GoC 9 Corps meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: Lt. Gen. J.S. Nain, GoC 9 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today and briefed him about the security situation in the Jammu region.
Governor appreciated Army’s cooperation with the State Police and other State Government agencies involved in dealing with Forces which are detrimental to peace and security of the country.


Monday, January 14, 2019Secretary Tourism meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: Sh. Rigzin Sampheal, Secretary Tourism, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Sampheal informed Governor about the to-date status of ongoing tourism infrastructure projects in the State, tourist arrivals, and tourism promotion activities planned for promoting J&K as an attractive tourism destination throughout the country and abroad.
Governor appre


Monday, January 14, 2019Governor dedicates a Musical fountain and an open Air Gymnasium at Rajinder Park

Greets people on Makar Sankranti Pays rich tributes to Brigadier Rajinder Singh

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: Governor Satya Pal Malik dedicated a Musical fountain and Open Air Gymnasium to the people of Jammu in presence of the Chairman JK Bank Sh. Parvez Ahmed at the historic Rajinder Park, Canal Road Jammu. The Musical Fountain and Open Air Gymnasium has been installed by the J&K Bank for the citizens of Jammu under its CSR initiative.
Governor greeted the people on the occasio


Monday, January 14, 2019Governor dedicates a Musical fountain and an open Air Gymnasium at Rajinder Park

Greets people on Makar Sankranti

Jammu, January 14: Governor Satya Pal Malik dedicated a Musical fountain and Open Air Gymnasium to the people of Jammu in presence of the Chairman JK Bank Sh. Parvez Ahmed at the historic Rajinder Park, Canal Road Jammu. The Musical Fountain and Open Air Gymnasium has been installed by the J&K Bank for the citizens of Jammu under its CSR initiative.

Governor greeted the people on the


Monday, January 14, 2019Secretary Tourism meets Governor

Jammu, January 14: Sh. Rigzin Sampheal, Secretary Tourism, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Sampheal informed Governor about the to-date status of ongoing tourism infrastructure projects in the State, tourist arrivals, and tourism promotion activities planned for promoting J&K as an attractive tourism destination throughout the country and abroad.

Governor appr


Monday, January 14, 2019JK guv advises militants to shun path of violence, assures support for their rehabilitation

Jammu, Jan 14:Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday advised militants to shun the path of violence, assuring that his administration is ready to do whatever it can for their rehabilitation.

"There is nothing like 'operation all out' and some people are using this wrong term. We want these children (militants) to come back and we are ready to do what we can do for them," Malik told


Monday, January 14, 2019Dozens of far-flung, remote areas remain cut off for fifth day in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14: Dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained cut off from their respective districts and tehsil headquarters in north Kashmir from the past five successive days following moderate to heavy snowfall.

“Roads to Machil, Keran, Karnah and Tangdhar remained closed since Thursday night, following intermittent heavy snowfall,” a Poli


Monday, January 14, 2019Normal life crippled in some parts of central Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14: Normal life was on Monday crippled in some parts of central Kashmir to protest against security force action in Shopian on Sunday which led to injuries to several youths, including a Ganderbal resident.

Even though there was no strike call given by any separatist group, shops and business establishments were closed and less number of vehicles were plying on roads at Nagbal in


Monday, January 14, 2019India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in Poonch

JAMMU: India and Pakistan armies on Sunday traded fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The indiscriminate firing and shelling started in Digwar sector around 7.30 am, they said.

No casualties have been reported.

There has been spurt in border flare ups between the two sides this year.


Monday, January 14, 2019Stopping crowd from attending militant’s funeral is disturbing: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 14: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said that stopping the crowd to participate in the funeral prayer of a local militant was disturbing.

Mufti was commenting on the reports of people being stopped from attending the funeral procession of top militant commander Zeenat ul Islam in Sugan area of Shopian district of South Kashmir.

Taking to social media


Monday, January 14, 2019Road clearance going on in Rajouri, Poonch

Jammu, Jan 14: The snow clearance from the roads on Sunday, following Saturday's snowfall, was going at large scale across Rajouri and Poonch even as the authorities managed to restore the traffic on important roads.

As per details, a number of roads including Thanamandi DKG Surankote road, Budhal Mahore Gool road, Poonch Mandi to Saujiyan road, Poonch Mandi to Loran road, BG Hamipue road had


Monday, January 14, 2019 Vaishno Devi traditional cave to open from Jan 15

Jammu, Jan 14: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has decided to open the traditional cave of the shrine from January 15 for the pilgrims.

Official sources said that old cave of Mata Vaishno Devi would be open from Monday (January 14) evening or from Tuesday (January 15).

Sources said as per past practice the administration felicitates darshan of around 10,000 pilgrims every year


Monday, January 14, 2019Hizb militant arrested during naka checking in north Kashmir’s Bandipora: Police

Srinagar, Jan 14: A joint team of Security forces including Jammu and Kashmir Police and Army’s 13 RR on Monday claimed to have arrested a militant during naka checking in northern Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

The “militant” has identified as Sarfaraz Ahmed Sheer, son off Muhammad Yousuf, a resident of Quil Muqam village in Bandipora district.

Police officials told The News Now that the mi


Monday, January 14, 2019Life remains affected in parts of south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14: Normal life remained affected for the second day on Monday in twin south Kashmir districts of Kulgam and Shopian against the killing of two militants, including a top Al-Badr commander, in an encounter with security forces on Saturday evening.

There are no restrictions in any party of south Kashmir, a police spokesman said.

Shops and business establishments remained closed


Monday, January 14, 2019Six injured in collision b/w ambulance & car in Baramulla

Baramulla, Jan 14: Six people were injured, one of them critically, when an ambulance and a private car collided on the highway in this north Kashmir district on Sunday, official sources said here on Monday morning.

They said an ambulance on way to Handwara collided with a private car at Pattan last night resulting in injuries to six people. The injured, including ambulance driver Manzoor Ahm


Monday, January 14, 2019Ahead of R-Day, 2 Hizbul militants held; 5 in 5 days

Now, weapons coming from Delhi too!

JAMMU: Achieving yet another major success ahead of the Republic Day, the security agencies have arrested two militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terror outfit from Shopian, who were involved in procuring country-made arms and ammunition from Delhi-NCR, the new route adopted by outfits operating in Jammu and Kashmir for keeping the militancy alive, in view of strong resistance in trans-border weapon


Monday, January 14, 2019Army jawan hurt in Pak sniping on LoC

JAMMU: Two days after martyrdom of three soldiers in an explosion caused by an IED planted by Pakistan, followed by cross-firing from the other side of the fence, an Army personnel was injured in sniper fire on Sunday when enemy troops violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.

The soldier, manning a forward post, was hit by


Monday, January 14, 2019PHE to disconnect water connections of defaulting Govt depts, MLA hostels; March 2019 last deadline


SRINAGAR: After asking its employees to clear all their pending water bills before getting salary, the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department is now mulling to disconnect water connections of government departments including Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) hostels if they fail to clear their water charges by March 2019.

According to official figures, 33 government departments owe PHE department Rs 2.94 crore water bill till March 2018.

Topping the defaulters, the MLA hostels owed Rs 61.24 lakh to the PHE department on account of water charges.

The govern


Monday, January 14, 2019Defunct SERC awaits revival

Chairman’s post still vacant; 2 Members apptd yet to join


JAMMU: In a rarest of the rare case, the State Government itself violated the provisions it laid down while constituting Jammu & Kashmir State Electricity Regulatory Commission (J&K SERC) in 2000 as more than two years have passed since the last Chairman of the Commission retired but no one was appointed at the coveted post after that.

Astonishingly, the J&K SERC which rationalize


Monday, January 14, 2019Malik launches J&K role model Scheme

JAMMU: ‘J&K Role Model’ scheme introduced by Special DG, J&K Zone CRPF was formally launched by Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today where he also felicitated the role models on the occasion.

Lauding the role being played by the CRPF in maintaining security in the State, Governor appreciated the role of CRPF in the development of the State. He complimented the Force for carryi


Monday, January 14, 2019Lone, Ansari seek Guv’s assent to reservation bill

JAMMU: A day after 10% quota for upper castes became a law in entire country, a two-member People's Conference delegation, led by its chairman Sajjad Gani Lone, Sunday sought Governor Satya Pal Malik’s assent to the J&K Reservation Amendment Bill, which was passed in the state legislative assembly before the fall of the PDP-BJP government last year and is pending Governor’s approval ever since.


Monday, January 14, 2019Govt depts, politicians owe PDD Rs 73 crore


SRINAGAR: At a time when the state is facing acute shortage of electricity owing to the lack of infrastructure due to paucity of funds, various government departments besides politicians and industrialists owe whopping Rs 73.73 crore as electricity bills to the Power Development Department (PDD) till August 31 this year.

According to official figures, administrative department


Monday, January 14, 2019In 2018, alert SFs prevented revival of militancy in Rajouri, 4 ultras dead

JAMMU: The attempts to revive militancy by spreading of terrorists' base in the border district of Rajouri were foiled by alert police force and security agencies, who killed four heavily armed militants and arrested several others in the year gone by.

The arrested persons included four over-ground workers (OGWs), who were in close contact with Al-Badr commander Zeenat-ul-Islam, killed Saturd


Monday, January 14, 2019Man found dead with throat slit

JAMMU: A 30-year-old man was found dead on Sunday with his throat slit at his residence in Ramban district, police said.

The body of Purshottam Chand was found inside his house in Ramban's village Chakwa, a police official said. He said police visited the spot and removed the body for post mortem.

The body was later handed over to the deceased's family for last rites, he added.

Police sa


Monday, January 14, 20197 of stone pelting mob injured in clashes with SFs

SRINAGAR: Seven persons were injured allegedly in security forces' action on stone-pelting protestors during clashes in Shopian district on Sunday, police said.

Clashes erupted between groups of youth and security forces in Sugan village of south Kashmir's Shopian district amid multiple funeral prayers for Al-Badr commander Zeenat-ul-Islam who was killed in an encounter in Saturday, a police o


Monday, January 14, 2019NH open for stranded vehicles

BANIHAL/JAMMU: Hundreds of stranded vehicles, mostly trucks carrying essential supplies, were allowed to move towards Kashmir on Sunday, a day after heavy snowfall disrupted traffic on the vital 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, officials said.

No fresh vehicle was allowed on the highway from either Jammu or Srinagar Sunday morning to ensure clearance of the trucks which were left strand


Monday, January 14, 2019Oppn alliance opportunist, says PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Calling the opposition alliance "opportunist", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the parties coming together ahead of the Lok Sabha polls of practicing negative politics for their own existence and said the BJP was not in politics for "divide and rule" or building vote banks.

The Prime Minister's attack come during his interaction with booth level BJP workers from Mayil


Monday, January 14, 2019SAC to meet today

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik is expected to meet in Jammu on Monday, with an announcement on hardship allowance for Jammu and Kashmir Police likely, in all probabilities, even the election preparedness, and some routine transfers are also included in the agenda to be discussed.

The biggest announcement Governor would make on Monday will be mu


Monday, January 14, 2019Bright sunny morning in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 14: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a bright, sunny Monday morning after days of inclement weather in the state, the weather office said.

Sanam Lotus, Director of the regional MET Department, said the weather would remain dry in the state during the next four to five days after which another spell of rain and snow is likely to occur.

Srinagar city recorded minus 6.4 degrees Celsiu


Monday, January 14, 2019New Gurudwara to come up in Fishers

Fishers, United States, Jan 14 :On the auspicious occasion of 253rd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Sikh Community in Fishers, Indiana launched a $ 3 million Gurudwara project (Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar) on the existing property in Fishers to replace the current building with a new Gurudwara.

Speaking on the occasion, Sikhs Political Action Committee founde


Monday, January 14, 2019One way traffic resumes on Kashmir highway, Leh & Mughal roads remain closed

Srinagar, Jan 14 : One-way traffic on Monday resumed on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway after all stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards their respective destinations on Sunday, a traffic police official said on Monday.

However, Srinagar-Leh national highway, the only road connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir, and historic 86-km-long Mughal road, remained closed for th


Monday, January 14, 2019Train services resume in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14 :Train services on Monday resumed after remaining suspended on Sunday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where a top Al-Badr commander was among two militants killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday evening.
However, train services between Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir was not affected and trains were running as per schedule.
Train service r