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Tuesday, July 17, 2018Siar Baba tragic incident: Free treatment of injured at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Hospital

KAKRYAL, JULY 17: On the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, 35 critically injured persons in the yesterday’s tragic incident at Siar Baba near Reasi were immediately rushed to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-specialty Hospital (SMVDNSH), Kakryal, for urgent treatment.

Of those injured, two were declared as brought dead, while the other 3

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Modi has become Dhritrashtra, BJP Duryodhan: Congress

New Delhi, July 17: Accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2019 elections to polarise the society, the Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become blind like Mahabharata character "Dhritrashtra" in his pursuit of power.

The party also compared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with another Mahabharata character,

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Amarnath Yatra 2018: Div Com reviews ongoing works on Baltal track

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan convened a meeting to review the measures being taken to prevent shooting stones along the Baltal route to the holy Amarnath cave.

The meeting was informed that the breast-walling at four critical spots near the holy cave is under progress which will be completed in three days. 75 crates of mesh-wire are already available at

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018KCCI delegation calls on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) called on the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, and apprised him about various issues confronting the trade and industry in the State.

During their interaction with Advisor, the delegation suggested for holding of Kashmir Festivals in big cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata to increase the foo

 

Tuesday, July 17, 20182,201 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 17: A batch of 2,201 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Tuesday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said.

Since it started on June 28, more that 197,000 pilgrims have already performed the annual pilgrimage.

"Escorted convoys carrying the 2,201 Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here for the Valley," the police said.

"Of these, 1,344 are heading to the Pah

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Cop martyred in attack on Ex-MLA

Terrorist killed in Kupwara encounter, 3 JeM ultras among 5 arrested

SRINAGAR: In an audacious attack, the terrorists on Monday attacked the vehicle of a former legislator in Pulwama, killing one of his Personal Security Officer (PSO) and injuring the other, before decamping with their service rifles while the ex-MLA had a narrow escape.

In Kupwara, a terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control, whereas two jawans sustain

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018First Lady e-inaugurates All Women Branch of J&K Bank

Exhorts the Bank to take up financial inclusion of Women in mission mode

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra e-inaugurated the first “All Women Branch of J&K Bank” at a function organised at the SKICC on monday. Sh. Parvez Ahmad, Chairman J&K Bank was present on the occasion.

Mrs. Vohra also inaugurated special services and products designed exclusively for women clients of the Bank, which included Pink Gold Saving Scheme, Pink Platinum Saving Scheme, Spe

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018J&K BJP constitutes new team

Jammu, July 17: The state unit of Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Monday constituted a new team and nominated 11 state spokespersons, including its chief.

BJP State President Ravinder Riana (MLA), in consultation with BJP National Vice-President & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, State General Secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul and senior party leaders, constituted the new team of State BJP with Harinder Gup

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Governor inaugurates SFA Football League Phase II

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the Inter State Football Academy - Football League Phase-II at the Astro Turf, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar. Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor, Sh. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman J&K Bank, Sh. Mohammad Javed Khan, Commissioner Youth Services and Sports were present on the occasion.

Governor interacted with the teams of football players who

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018ADC Doda flags off 2nd batch of Hajj pilgrims

DODA, JULY 17: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pawan Parihar and SSP Mohd Shabir flagged off 150 hajjis from the district for Hajj-2018.

Pilgrims from various areas of the district including Doda, Bhaderwah, Thathri and Gandoh proceeded for the holy pilgrimage in 3 buses.

The ADC extended good wishes to the pilgrims and prayed for their safe and secure journey.

Tehsildars Doda and Bhad

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018DDC Rajouri inspects resurfacing work on NH 144-A

RAJOURI, JULY 17: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad inspected the resurfacing/ macadamisation work on National Highway 144-A (Jammu-Poonch) on Nowshera-Rajouri stretch.

He was accompanied by ACD Dr Akhtar Hussain Qazi, DPO Dr Abdul Khabir and concerned officer from GREF authorities.

The DDC while stressing upon the importance of National Highway for twin districts of Raj

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Div Com reviews traffic scenario

Emphasizes on incorporating modern methods for better traffic management

JAMMU, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma convened a meeting to review the traffic scenario in Jammu city besides discussing measures to further streamline the traffic movement.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar, VC JDA, R K Shavan , SSP Traffic , Joginder Singh, RTO , Deep Raj besides other senior functionaries of concerned departments.

During the

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Chief Secretary chairs SEC meeting of SDRF

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Chief Secretary, Mr B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

Financial Commissioner, H&UDD, Director General of Police, J&K, Principal Secretary, Home, Principal Secretary, Finance, Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Principal Secretary, PD&MD, ADGP SDRF & Home Guards, Adminis

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018FIR against Major Aditya is “justified”: J&K tells SC

JAMMU: Three days after it submitted that prior sanction of the Centre government was not necessary for registering a FIR against Army personnel, the State government on Monday told the Supreme Court that investigation in the Shopian Civilian Killing case involving Major Aditya Kumar was justified and his father can't file a plea against the FIR.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018CBI chargesheets Farooq, 3 others in Rs 43 cr JKCA scam

SRINAGAR: Three years after it took over the investigation from the state police, the CBI today filed a charge sheet against former chief minister Farooq Abdullah and three others for allegedly misappropriating over Rs 43 crore from grants given by the BCCI to the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) for promoting cricket in the state between 2002 to 2011, even as the National Conference

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Major reshuffle in administration

JAMMU: In the biggest administrative reshuffle of the recent times, several officers, including eight IAS officers and three District Commissioners were either shifted or given additional charges of various posts on Monday.
The rearrangement of administration, the government said, had become imperative with a view to ensuring smooth functioning of various Departments/Organizations for assured pu

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Governor inaugurates SFA Football League Phase II

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the Inter State Football Academy - Football League Phase-II at the Astro Turf, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar, today. Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor, Sh. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman J&K Bank, Sh. Mohammad Javed Khan, Commissioner Youth Services and Sports were present on the occasion.
Governor interacted with the teams of football players who have come from various districts of Kashmir Division to participate in this Tournament. He congratulated the SFA for taking the initiative of organising this Competition.
Highlighting the crucial import

 

Monday, July 16, 2018First Lady e-inaugurates All Women Branch of J&K Bank

Exhorts the Bank to take up financial inclusion of Women in mission mode

SRINAGAR: First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra e-inaugurated the first “All Women Branch of J&K Bank” at a function organised at the SKICC today. Sh. Parvez Ahmad, Chairman J&K Bank was present on the occasion.
Mrs. Vohra also inaugurated special services and products designed exclusively for women clients of the Bank, which included Pink Gold Saving Scheme, Pink Platinum Saving Scheme, Special Loan Facility for Women Entrepreneurs, Pink Gold Debit Card and Pink Platinum Credit Card.
The 13 all female staff of the newly inaugurated All Women Branch were presented Badges of Distinction and Responsibil

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Disposal of Grievances since imposition of Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, from 20th June till 16th July, 2018, the Grievance Cell received 4986 complaints/grievances, of which 3999 have been disposed of/forwarded to the concerned quarters for their timely redressal; and 1607 complaints/grievances are under process. During this period, Governor’s Secretariat received 1651 complaints/grievances, of which 1471 complaints have been disposed of /forwarded to the concerned quarters and 65 are under process.

 

Monday, July 16, 201810067 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018

SRINAGAR: On the 19th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 10,067 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,97,442 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Director Law Enforcement Agency reviews department’s functioning

JAMMU: Director Law Enforcement Agency , A. R. Samoon convened a maiden meeting after assuming the charge of Director Law Enforcement to review the working of Law Enforcement Wing of Jammu Division .
Director Agriculture, Jammu H. K. Razdan, who is also the Controller of Fertilizers was also present.
While speaking on the occasion, H. K. Razdan stressed on the need of coordination between all the wings of the Agriculture Department and strict enforcement of quality parameters. He also asked to resolve various constraints in the supply of high grade agriculture inputs to raise the farm pro

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Javadekar reviews progress of Education sector in ‘Aspirational Districts’

Advisor Ganai briefs Union Minister about progress made in JK

SRINAGAR: To discuss and fast-track interventions under key-policy indicators identified in the Education sector under “Aspirational Districts Programme”, the Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today attended a country-wide video-conference chaired by Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar.
During the meeting representatives of all the states shared present statu

 

Monday, July 16, 2018KCCI delegation calls on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR: A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) today called on the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, and apprised him about various issues confronting the trade and industry in the State.
During their interaction with Advisor, the delegation suggested for holding of Kashmir Festivals in big cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata to increase the footfall of tourists from these states.
The delegation sought intervention of the Advisor to allocate adequate funds out of the Prime Minister’s Special Package for J&K State for creation of assets in the to

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Engage more youth in extracurricular activities: Div Com to DDCs

District Level Task Force constituted for promotion of sports activities

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed all the District Development Commissioners to engage more youth in extracurricular activities.
The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while chairing a high-level meeting to review sports and youth engagement policy in the valley.
To chalk-out the modalities and prepare a roadmap for the youth engagement pr

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Amarnath Yatra 2018: Div Com reviews ongoing works on Baltal track

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the measures being taken to prevent shooting stones along the Baltal route to the holy Amarnath cave.
The meeting was informed that the breast-walling at four critical spots near the holy cave is under progress which will be completed in three days. 75 crates of mesh-wire are already available at the spot and it has been fixed up to the point where breast-walling has been completed.
Officials informed that the necessary works on the side-drains have already been completed within the stipulated ti

 

Monday, July 16, 2018DDC Bandipora for speedy resolution of public issues

Asks for constitution of grievance redressal cells in offices

BANDIPORA: District Development Commissioner, Bandipora, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today reviewed the overall development scenario in the district and listed a series of measures to be taken by departments for efficient service delivery, provision of facilities and redressal of public grievances on priority.
The DDC stressed on prompt intervention by departments for improvement in condition of r

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Srinagar admin orders immediate registration of attendance portals

SRINAGAR: Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Doifode Sagar, Monday directed all departmental directorates in the district to immediately register their attendance portals and create locations of all their offices under their heads.
The ADC, who was speaking in a meeting convened here, also directed the departments to immediately submit details of Aadhaar registration of employees and en

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Drug Organization lifts samples of medicines for quality assessment

SRINAGAR: Taking note of concerns about presence of inferior-quality medicines in markets, the enforcement wing of the J&K Drug & Food Control Organization (JKDFCO) has begun lifting samples of various categories of drugs from public distribution system as well as the open market.
The samples are being sent to a government analyst notified by the State for furnishing opinion with regard to their identity, purity and strength.
Manufacturers found guilty of production of inferior quality drugs will be subjected to court trials under enabling provisions of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act. Several gu

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Biometric attendance starts in all courts across JK

SRINAGAR: In order to ensure punctuality of officers and officials, the High Court has made implementation of Biometric Attendance System (BAS) mandatory in all courts of the State.
It has been made obligatory for all the officers and officials of the High Court and all subordinate courts to mark their attendance through BAS. The marking of attendance in the system started today.
Biometric machines have also been installed at Jammu and Srinagar State Judicial Academies and Office of Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, Srinagar.
Switching over to the electronic mode of marking

 

Monday, July 16, 2018DC Anantnag visits Yatra Transit camp, Qazigund Emergency Hospital

ANANTNAG: The Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik today visited Yatra Transit camps of Mir Bazar and walnut factory Qazigund.
He took stock of the arrangements made for the Shri Amarnathji pilgrims including medicare facilities, ration, drinking water, power supply, sanitation, etc. He also visited emergency hospital Qazigund to take stock of the medicare facilities including adequate lifesaving drugs, oxygen cylinders and other related facilities for the Amarnath pilgrims.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Anantnag has ordered postponement of interview of candidates for t

 

Monday, July 16, 201848020 students of class 9th appear in Term-1 exams

SRINAGAR: Term 1st examination for Class 9th started today across Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil.
A total of 48020 students are appeared in the examination for which the Department had established 914 centres across the Division.
JD Central Abid Hussain accompanied by Chief Education Officer Srinagar Mudasir Kaleem Fazili and other officers of the Department visited many examination centres established in Srinagar including GHSS Rainawari, BHSS Hazratbal and GHSS Khanyar and took stock of the various facilities being provided to the students. They also interacted with the student

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Public Durbar held at Dangerpora, Sopore

DDC assures timely redressal of public grievances

BARAMULLA: In order to get the first-hand appraisal of public grievances, a daylong public grievance redressal camp was today organised at Dangerpora Sopore under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash.
The camp received an overwhelming participation of people from the adjoining areas.
Director Planning AG Malik, ADC Sopore Ashiq Hussain Lilly, SSP Sopore Javed Iqbal, ACR Baramulla Bashir Ahmad Bhat and various other District and Sectoral officers were present on the occasion.
On the occasion, people raised the issues pertaining to different sectors inc

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Disaster mitigation interaction programme held at Anantnag

ANANTNAG: In order to provide basic awareness to district/block officers regarding the disaster management, an interactive session regarding disaster mitigation was today held at Dak Bungalow Anantnag.
The meeting was chaired by disaster management expert Professor Dr Ravi Jyee. This follows the instructions laid by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir regarding the mitigation of the disaster in Anantnag, Kulgam and Shopian district.
Threadbare discussions were held in mitigating the loss of human lives, property and other assets as a result of various kinds of disasters including the ones that

 

Monday, July 16, 2018National Lok Adalat settles 48 cases in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: A National Lok Adalat was held at District Court Complex, Bandipora in which 150 cases of different nature were taken up for settlement, of which, 48 cases were settled amicably. A settlement amount of Rs 1,55,623 was awarded as compensation on the spot.
The first bench of the Lok Adalat was presided over by District & Sessions Judge, Bandipora Syed Sarafraz Hussain Shah, while as the second bench was presided over by Iqbal Ahmad Akhoon, chairman Tehsil Legal Services committee, Bandipora.
Another bench was held at Munsif Court, Sumbal under the chairmanship of chairman Tehsil Le

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Food business operators booked for violating labelling norms

SRINAGAR: The Legal Metrology Department has booked a milk dairy unit and a bakery shop for violating the Legal Metrology Act, 2009.
After receiving a complaint, the Controller, LMD J & K R. K Katoch had deputed the field executives to different markets and during the inspection, it was found that the curd packages from a milk unit were printed with the advance date of packing which is in violation of Legal Metrology Act,2009. Under the aforesaid Act, every mandatory declaration made on the label should be correct.
The notice was served to the manufacturer for making such a misleading dec

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Action against illegal extraction of sand-stones in Nallah Mawar

ADC Handwara seizes Stone crushers, JCBs, tractors

KUPWARA: To curb illegal mining of sandstones from Nallah Mawar, ADC, Handwara Muzaffar Ahmad Peer under the directions of DC Kupwara, Khalid Janangir today visited various spots along the river and seized stone crushers, JCBs, tractors and other heavy machinery.
The machinery was found to be working during odd hours in violation of orders issued by the district administration to contain illegal extraction of sand and stones in and around the Nallah.
Residents of Batgund, ShatgudPayeen, Tulwari, Langate and Pohrupeth area of Handwara lauded the efforts of district administration for timely

 

Monday, July 16, 2018DDC reviews functioning of health sector

UDHAMPUR: District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar reviewed the functioning of health sector in a meeting of District and Block level Medical officers, here today.
Programme Officer, ICDS, Additional SP, Assistant Commissioner Development, Chief Medical Officer, Dy. Chief Medical Officer, District Information Officer, Medical Superintendent District Hospital, Block Medical Officers besi

 

Monday, July 16, 2018DG F&E Services inaugurates workshop

JAMMU: Director General, Fire and Emergency Services, Dilbag Singh today inaugurated range workshop and stores at Gangyal.
The building has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.37 crore by Police Housing Corporation.
Speaking on the occasion, Dilbag Singh said that the work of department depends upon the machines which require timely maintenance and services. He said that this is a provincial level workshop where all the vehicles and machinery of the department of Jammu province would be maintained.
DG also said that there is an adequate capacity of stores in which stock of all types of spa

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Advisor Ganai reviews functioning of Education Department

'Take measures to curb dropout rates'

SRINAGAR: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today chaired a meeting to discuss the functioning of Education department and reviewed the status of implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in the State.
The meeting was attended by Chairman BOSE Veena Pandita, Secretary School Education RigzianSampheal, Director School Education Kashmir G N Itoo, Director School Education Jammu Rak

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Advisor Vijay Kumar reviews functioning of JKSFC

Asks for adopting IT-enabled services to bring transparency, community involvement for forest development

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today asked the J&K State Forest Corporation to adopt IT enabled services to bring more transparency in the working of the corporation besides engaging required machinery to further slash down the cost of timber extraction. He also stressed for community involvement that would help in developing and conservation of the forests in the state.
The Adviso

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Chief Secretary visits Baramulla; Reviews developmental scenario

Calls for expediting key projects to meet targets

BARAMULLA: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam visited Baramulla last evening to review the developmental scenario and progress on implementation of various projects in key sectors under the centrally sponsored "Aspirational Districts" programme.
He was accompanied by the Principal Secretary Planning, Development & Monitoring, Rohit Kansal.
The Chief Secretary took a comprehensive and sector

 

Monday, July 16, 2018D C Raina assumes office as JK’s new Advocate General

SRINAGAR: Senior Advocate D C Raina today assumed office as the new Advocate General of Jammu & Kashmir replacing Jehangir Iqbal Ganai.
Mr Raina was accorded warm welcome by the officers and officials on his arrival in the office of the Advocate General here.
Pertinently, Mr Raina is assuming the office of the Advocate General for the third time. He has earlier served as J&K’s Advocate General

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Non-functioning of Hospital Lifts: JKGGC seeks report

SRINAGAR: The J&K Government Grievance Cell (JKGGC) has, on the directions of the Governor N N Vohra, sought a report from the Managing Director, Jammu & Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) regarding non-functioning of the lift system at various hospitals in the State.
According to a statement issued by a spokesman of the J&K Government Grievance Cell, a complaint was lodged with the Cell recently by a citizen regarding non-functioning of the lift systems at JLNM and LD Hospitals in Srinagar and District Hospital Baramulla.
He said although the complaint was forwarded to the c

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Sarmad Hafeez gets additional charge of Director Information

SRINAGAR: The Government today ordered that Secretary Information, Mr Sarmad Hafeez shall hold the additional charge of the post of Director Information & Public Relations till incumbent Director, Mr Tariq Ahmad Zargar resumes his duties.
Pertinently, Mr Zargar has proceeded on leave to perform Hajj.
Meanwhile, Mr Sarmad Hafeez today visited the Media Complex, Srinagar to personally take stock of the functioning of the Information Department.
The Secretary visited different sections of the department wherein he was given a detailed presentation on the working of the concerned wings.
He a

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Govt clarifies on revocation of Individual Arms Licenses

SRINAGAR: The Government today made it clear that all the Individual Arms Licenses issued from January 2017 to February 2018 have not been revoked by virtue of Order No: 922-Home of 2018 dated 12 July 2018 as has been reported by a section of the media.
“Through the said order the District Magistrates have been asked to take urgent steps to revoke all such individual arms licenses issued from 15th July, 2016 i.e. the date of notification of Arms Rules, 2016, onwards to various persons (excluding Personnel belonging to State Police, Army and CAPFs), which after scrutiny, are not found to meet

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Govt issues guidelines for constitution of Interdepartmental Committees

SRINAGAR: The Government today asked the Administrative Secretaries to submit proposals regrading constitution of Interdepartmental Committees to the General Administration Department for issuance of necessary orders.
“It has been observed that certain Departments have formed Committees involving Administrative Secretaries and HoDs of other departments at their own level. As per the Jammu and Kashmir Government Business Rules, one of the subjects assigned to the General Administration Department is the coordination of working of different departments of Government,” said a Circular issued by

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Siar Baba tragic incident: Free treatment of injured at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Hospital

KAKRYAL: On the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, 35 critically injured persons in the yesterday’s tragic incident at Siar Baba near Reasi were immediately rushed to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-specialty Hospital (SMVDNSH), Kakryal, for urgent treatment.
Of those injured, two were declared as brought dead, while the other 33 are undergoing treatment at this Hospital since last evening. Of these 33 patients, 6 who are seriously injured are being managed in the Intensive Critical Care Units, 4 of whom were operated last night by the

 

Monday, July 16, 2018JK Bharat Scouts &Guides hold camp at Sonamarg

SONAMARG: The J&K Bharat Scouts and Guides held their 9th District Camporee at Thajiwas, Sonamarg, the first batch of which got concluded today.
The Chief Guest on the occasion was Director Disaster Management, Aamir Ali. 198 boy scouts, from 11 schools and 150 girl guides, from 8 schools, participated in the camp. During the camp the participants were imparted training in disaster preparedness,

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Secretary Information condoles demise

SRINAGAR: Secretary Information, Sarmad Hafeez has condoled the demise of Ghulam Hassan Wani, father of senior journalist Khursheed Ahmad Wani.
Mr Hafeez has also condoled the demise of Hans Raj Sharma, father of senior video-journalist Amit Bhardawaj of Times Now and SumitBhardawaj of Dainik Jagran.
The Secretary Information has also condoled the demise of Feroz Ahmad, brother of senior journalist Altaf Hussain, who passed away here recently.
He also condoled the demise of Shobhawati Bachloo w/o Late M N Bachloo, the grandmother of Ajay Bachloo of ABP News who passed away in Jammu last w

 

Monday, July 16, 2018ADDC reviews progress of AEBAS

Fixes deadline to register on portal

RAMBAN: Additional District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Sadhu convened a meeting with all the district officers to review enrolment of all employees of different departments on Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS), here today.
The meeting was attended by ADC, Gurvinderjeet Singh, SDM, Gool, Pankaj Bagotra, SDM, Ramsoo, ViqarGiri and representatives of Engineering, Health,

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Thousands appear in PET for post of constable in SDMF in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 16: Thousands of youth on Monday appeared in Physical Endurance Test (PET) for the post of constables in State Disaster Management Force (SDRF) of Jammu and Kashmir police, a police spokesman said here this afternoon.

He said recruitment for post of Constables in State Disaster Management Force (SDRF) of J&K Police evokes massive response.

The Physical Endurance Tests (PET) u

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Andrabi, aides sent to 30 days judicial custody

New Delhi, July 16: A court here on Monday sent Asiya Andrabi, chief of the Kashmiri women's group "Dukhtaran-e-Milat" (Daughters of Faith), and two associates to 30 days judicial custody for allegedly advocating secession of Jammu and Kashmir and violence.


After Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen were presented before Special NIA Judge Poonam Bamba on expiry of their 10-day National

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Sharif challenges his 10-year jail term

Islamabad, July 16L Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was given a 10-year jail term this month in a corruption case, challenged his conviction and sought suspension of the guilty verdict, media reports said on Monday.


An anti-graft court had also handed down seven years in prison to Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz on the charges related to four luxury flats in London, reports

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Chappan Bhog for Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra

Mayapur, Jul 16: As per scriptures Jagannath Mahaprasad is so pure that whoever partakes it is sanctified and is bestowed with the boon of liberation. In Puri everyday 56 food items are offered to Jagannath also known as ''Chappan Bhog'.

Hence in common lingo Lord Jagannath is also referred as the 'Eating God'. A lot of impetus is given to the food that is being served to Lord Jagannath at ISK

 

Monday, July 16, 2018PM Narendra Modi visits hospital to see injured people in Midnapore, CM Mamata instructs medical assistance to injured

Midnapore, Jul 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the Midnapore Hospital to see the injured people, who sustained wounds when a portion of tent at College Ground where the PM was addressing rally collapsed.

Unconfirmed sources said some 25/30 people have been injured when a colourful shamiyana fell on them while they were listening to the speech of the prime minister.

Of the inj

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Youth killed in sibling fight in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 16: A youth died when he had a fight with his brother over some issue here on city outskirts.

"Two brothers this afternoon had a fight over some matter in village Harsa Dabber of tehsil Bishnah here in which one Lalit Kumar,20, son of Amar Nath suffered a fatal injury," police here said.

They said that he was rushed to the hospital but declared as brought dead.

"The accused (d

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Rain to continue in Jammu for next one week

New Delhi: Due to these weather conditions, moderate rains with few heavy spells are currently have occurred over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the last 24 hours. Jammu and Kashmir also witnessed light to moderate rainfall activity. Now, we expect these rains to continue for at least next one week.

In the last 24 hours from 08:30 am on Sunday, Sundernagar recorded 77 mm of rain, foll

 

Monday, July 16, 2018200 armed force personnel becoming disabled due to injuries every year, says top Army doctor

New Delhi, Jul 16: Nearly 200 armed forces personnel become disabled every year, a senior doctor for the forces has said, citing road accidents and snow avalanche, especially in hilly terrains, and battle injuries as the prime reasons.


Lt Gen Bipin Puri, Director General of the Armed Forces Medical Service, said the disability armed forces personnel suffer are not only related to spinal cord

 

Monday, July 16, 2018JKCA Scam: CBI Files Charge Sheet Against Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, Jul 16: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a charge sheet against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and others in multi crore scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) in Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in Srinagar.

According to reports, during the filing of the charge sheet, some accused were present but former Chief Min

 

Monday, July 16, 20182 Amarnath pilgrims detained for questioning after their friend found dead in Ramban

Jammu: Two persons were detained as they were carrying the body of their friend, who died in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir after making a pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine, on a motorcycle to his Tarn Taran residence in Punjab without informing the authorities, a police official said today.
The body of the 20-year-old pilgrim, Balkar Singh, has been sent for post-mortem while his two

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Landslide hits new track to Vaishno Devi near Himkoti, closed for pilgrims temporarily

Jammu: A landslide occured on the new track to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Himkoti, in the early morning hours on Monday.

No casualties were reported due to the landslide. Meanwhile, the track has been temporarily closed for pilgrims.

Earlier on Sunday, at least seven people were killed and more than 33 injured after a landslide hit people bathing in a waterfall in Reasi district of Jam

 

Monday, July 16, 2018One terrorist gunned down in Kupwara encounter

Srinagar: terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday.

Two Indian Army personnel were also injured in the incident, which took place in Kupwara's Safawali Gal.

An AK-47 rifle was recovered from the possession of the terrorist.

Further details are awaited.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Governor expresses grief over loss of lives in Siar Baba accident

Directs CEO SMVDSB for immediate shifting of injured to Shrine Board’s Super Speciality Hospital

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the loss of lives in an unfortunate hill slide incident at Siar Baba Waterfall in Reasi District. He has conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved families.
On being informed about the accident Governor directed Sh. Dheeraj Gupta, CEO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, to make immediate arrangements for all the injured persons being taken to the Shrine Board’s Super Speciality Hospital at Kakryal.
Later Sh. Gupta, CEO, informed the Governor, who is Chairman of the Shrine Board, that 31 injured persons were receiving treatment at the Hosp

 

Sunday, July 15, 201811331 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018

SRINAGAR: On the 18th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 11,331 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,87,375 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Div Com Jmu visits migrant camp at Jagti

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma along with District Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar today visited migrant camp at Jagti. The duo was flanked by Relief Commissioner M L Raina and Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Gurjeet Singh.
The Div Com inspected community hospital here and took stock of the equipment and infrastructure of the hospital. The hospital administration appris

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Govt orders screening of SPOs engaged during past 6 yrs

SRINAGAR: The Government today ordered constitution of District-Level Official Committees for screening of SPOs engaged during the past 6 years.
According to an order issued by the Home Department, each Committee will be headed by the concerned Deputy Commissioner with concerned district SSP and Dy Superintendent of Police (CID-SB) as members.
“These Committees shall assess and screen the SPOs engaged during the past 6 years, with regard to their selection, antecedents and performance,” the order said adding that the Committees shall submit their report to the Home Department and the Direct

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Div Com Jammu inaugurates blood donation camp at Akhnoor

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma who is also Chairman Regional Red Cross Society today inaugurated a blood donation camp organized by Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation (SNCF) in collaboration with Indian Red Society Jammu Region and Blood Transfusion Department GMCH at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, Akhnoor here today.
About 70 volunteers donated blood on the occasion.
Amo

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018DC Kupwara reviews AEBAS progress

KUPWARA: The Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting of all sectoral and block officers of the district regarding guidelines issued for the Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) of officers /officials in the departments.
The Deputy Commissioner informed the meeting about the guidelines for installation of AEBAS and said that every department can regis

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Tourism Deptt organizes Srinagar Adventure Race

Valley Weekend

Over 100 players participate in swimming, cycling, hiking, running
SRINAGAR: The department of Tourism Kashmir Sunday organized first of its kind Srinagar Adventure Race as part of its Valley Weekend programme.
Director Tourism Kashmir, Mahmood A Shah flagged off the race at 6 am at Water Sports Center at Nigeen, which saw participation of around 100 youth affiliated with many adventure sports

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018DLSA Kargil organizes National Lok Adalat

KARGIL: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Kargil under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) organized a National Lok Adalat at District Court Complex, Kargil. The Lok Adalat was held under the overall supervision of the Chairman District Legal Services Authority and Principal District & Session Judge Kargil, Sanjiv Kumar Bhagat.
Two benches were constituted during the Lok Adalat wherein 104 cases in total were taken up for hearing. 71 cases were disposed of on the spot besides an amount of Rs 62,350/= was recovered. The benches were presided over by the Chairman Dis

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018SCC lift JKCA Premier C’ship

JAMMU: The final match of JKCA Premier Championship of District Samba has been played at GGM Science College Hostel ground which was organized by Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) JKCA, Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari, who was the chief guest on the occasion, inaugurated the tournament while Sham SaroopKalsotra and Goutam Singh Jamwal were the guests of honour.
Retired

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018More than 40,000 Kerala classrooms turn hi-tech

Thiruvananthapuram, July 15: As part of the KITE (Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education) initiative of the Kerala Government, more than 40,000 classrooms have turned hi-tech and 4,500 more would do so by the end of this month, a government official said on Sunday.

Speaking to IANS, K. Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, KITE, said that they have enabled over 40,083

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Notorious criminal slapped with Public Safety Act in JK's Samba, sent to jail

Jammu, Jul 15: A 33-year-old notorious criminal, arrested last week in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir after a long hunt, has been charged under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) and sent to jail, police said today.

Mohammad Hussain, a resident of Manohar Gopala who was wanted in nearly a dozen cases, was arrested from Basanter area on July 10 and was sent to sub-jail Hiranagar in Kath

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Police arrest 4 gamblers from Srinagar, recovers stake money

Srinagar, July 15: Police claimed to have arrest four gamblers along with stake money from Rajbagh area of Srinagar.

The police spokesman said that they have arrested four gamblers and recovered the stake money of rupees 16,640 from the spot.

According to a statement “police on Saturday received an information from reliable sources that some persons are playing cards with stake money on boa

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018In Kashmir’s First Ever Mass Marriage, 105 Couples Tie The Knot

Srinagar, July 15: In the first ever mass marriage in Kashmir, as many as 105 couples tied the knot in a simple function in Amar Singh Club here. The couples belonged to various parts of north Kashmir, including Srinagar.

“It is being done by the Jaffri Council of Jammu and Kashmir and this is the to the first such mass marriage,” Ghulam Rasool Chakan, the general secretary of the party said.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Cong tweet on PM’s attempt to repair relation with Pak disappointing: Omar

Srinagar, Jul 15: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that Congress' tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempt to repair India's relations with Pakistan was disappointing.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, Vice-President of the National Conference (NC) Omar said, “There are a lot of things I will be critical of PM Modi for but attempting to repair In

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018India condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

New Delhi, July 15: India has condemned three terrorist attacks that hit the people of Pakistan within short span of three-four days in which about 150 people have died.

"Three tragic terrorist attacks have hit the people of Pakistan within a short span of 3-4 days. More than 150 innocent people have lost their lives and hundreds have been injured. More disturbing is the fact that these attack

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Civilian killings: Malik reaches Hawoora to offer condolences

Srinagar, July 15: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Mohammad Yasin Malik on Saturday reached to the Hawoora village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district to offer condolences to the families of three civilians killed on July 7, 2018.

Reports said that Malik along with his party members reached the village on today morning to offer his condolences.

Three civilians including a lady were kil

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Rajinikanth supports 'One India, One Election' proposal

Chennai, July 15: At a time when major political parties in Tamil Nadu are opposed to the Central government's proposal of 'One India, One Election', actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Sunday came out in support of it.

Speaking to reporters here, Rajinikanth said 'One India, One Election' is a good idea as it would save time and money of political parties.

He also said a decision on con

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Lok Adalat held in 10 districts of Nagaland

Kohima Jul 15: National Lok Adalat was conducted in ten districts headquarter constituting ten Lok Adalat Benches.

During the Lok Adalat held yesterday, altogether 949 cases were listed before the bench for settlement of which 326 cases were successfully settled.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Carpenter falls to death from rooftop in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 15: A carpenter fell to his death when he suddenly slipped from a rooftop of an under construction building for a hospital in the central Badgam, official sources said on Sunday.

They said a group of workers were working on rooftop of under construction hospital building in Badgam when a carpenter identified as Mudasir Gani Wagay suddenly slipped and fell to his death.

However

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018People hate Mehbooba Mufti : NC Senior Leader hits at Former J&K CM

Srinagar, July 15: National Conference MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone from Sonawari today said that when Mehbooba is saying if BJP tries to break PDP, more Yasin Malik and Syed Salahuddin may be formed but she forgets the difference between 1987 and today.

Akbar Lone said that, “I want to ask a Question to Mehbooba Mufti that is PDP able to compare with 1987?. She can’t camper herself with 1987 as th

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Army distributed 17000 solar lights in un-electrified hamlets in J&K's Doda

Bhaderwah, Jul 15: The Army has distributed 17,000 solar lights among the residents of un-electrified and inaccessible hamlets in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The initiative under 'Roshni' (light) project, the Army said, was launched after it was felt that electricity was the most critical requirement in the far-flung areas during interactions with the locals including the floating popu

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Senior govt official booked on corruption charges in J&K

Jammu, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has registered a case against a senior government officer posted in Reasi district for allegedly amassing assets by indulging in corrupt and illegal practices.

A formal case was registered against Assistant Commissioner Development, Reasi, M Y Malik under various sections of prevention of corruption act, a spokesman of the S

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Sindhu enters Thailand Open final

Bangkok, July 14: India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu overcame Indonesian Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in three games here on Saturday to set-up the Thailand Open women's singles final against reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.

World No.29 Gregoria stretched World No.5 Sindhu in the first two games of a semi-final. Second seed Sindhu dug deep to win the first game 23-21 before losing t

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Valley Weekends resume with cultural show at Dal Lake

Srinagar, July 15: The Department of Tourism Kashmir resumed its Valley Weekend programme here at Zabarwan Park on Sundaywith a mesmerizing performance by local singers.

The Valley Weekend programme is aimed at entertaining tourists, engaging locals in music, cultural and sports activities besides providing a platform to the local artists and athletes to showcase their talent.

The Departmen

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Couple killed after car falls into gorge in Doda district

Srinagar, July 15: A couple were killed while their son and two daughters were injured when their car skidded off a hilly road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda this morning, the police said.

They were going to Doda town from their Chillybala village. The incident occurred near Mukhyas village when the driver was negotiating a blind turn, Additional Superintendent of Police, Bhaderwah, Rajind

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018UPSC civil services prelims exam results declared

ew Delhi, July 15: The result of civil services preliminary examination has been declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The prelims examination was held on June 3 and the results were declared yesterday. The results can be accessed on the UPSC's website www.upsc.gov.in.

All successful candidates have been asked to apply again in the Detailed Application Form (DAF) for the

 

Sunday, July 15, 20182nd ODI: England beat India to level series

London, July 15: England dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 86 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Lord's here on Saturday.

Having posted a total of 322/7 in their 50 overs, England proceeded to dismiss the visitors for 236 runs.

The hosts have now levelled the three-match series at 1-1. India had thrashed England by eight wickets in the series opener.

The

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018'Kolkata court has summoned Tharoor over his 'Hindu Pakistan' comment'

Kolkata, July 15: A court here has summoned Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his comment that a "Hindu Pakistan" would be created if the BJP returned to power, the petitioner said.

The Metropolitan Magistrate's directed that summons be issued to Tharoor to appear before it on August 14 - the next date of hearing - following a petition moved by lawyer Sumeet Chowdhury on Friday dubbing Tharoo

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Body found under mysterious circumstances in Kupwara

Baramulla, Jul 15: Body of a person was recovered under mysterious circumstances in the north Kashmir district of Kupwara, official source said on Sunday morning.

They said panic gripped in Lalpora area in Kupwara when some people spotted a body in a water reservoir on Saturday. The locals immediately fished out the body and informed the police. The body has been taken for identification.

T

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Amarnath yatra: pilgrim dies, toll touches 23 since June 28

Srinagar, Jul 15: A yatri from Maharashtra died of cardiac arrest near the holy cave on Saturday night, official sources said on Sunday.

With this, a total of 21 pilgrims and two service providers have died during the commencement of the 60-day-long annual pilgrimage from June 28 from both traditional Pahalgam and shortest Baltal tracks.

A yatri identified as 60-year-old Pandlik Panduraj, r

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018PM pays obeisance at BHU temple; meets BJP workers in Varanasi

Varanasi, Jul 15:m Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a sudden trip to Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, late Saturday night and paid obeisance at the Vishwanath temple in the BHU campus.


However, on Sunday morning before leaving for Mirzapur, the PM met the active workers of the BJP at the DLW guest house and conveyed message to them to get into work for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Omar takes dig at BJP for protesting against Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 15: Taking a dig at Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for protesting at winter capital, Jammu, against former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for stating that the Centre was trying to split her party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said did the saffron party think that people are fools and would not punish their (BJP) selective memory.

 

Sunday, July 15, 20182,922 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 15: A batch of 2,922 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Sunday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said.

Since it started on June 28, more that 1,76,000 pilgrims have already performed the annual pilgrimage.

"Two escorted convoy of 121 vehicles carrying the 2,922 Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here for the Valley," the police said.

"Of these, 1,442 are

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Mehbooba should put her house in order before blaming BJP: Madhav

Dismisses ‘Salahuddin’ threat, says Centre has ‘necessary strength’

JAMMU: Terming former ally Mehbooba Mufti’s statement on BJP trying to engineer a split in her PDP the most shocking and unfortunate lie, BJP’s point-man on Jammu and Kashmir Ram Madhav on Saturday suggested the former Chief Minister to resolve her party’s internal conflicts before blaming the saffron party.

Madhav, BJP’s national general secretary, also dismissed Mehbooba’s threat of more Ka

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018SHOPIAN KILLINGS Centre’s sanction is ‘not needed’ for FIR against Army: JKP tells SC

JAMMU: In an interesting development in the January Shopian Civilian Killings, the state police have told the Supreme Court that the prior sanction of the Centre government was not necessary for registering a FIR against Army personnel, which are protected under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir.

The police, while contesting the registration of FIR against Indian

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018POWER WOES: J&K’s smart move may save state exchequer worth Rs 3500 cr

SRINAGAR: In a significant decision aimed at curbing the power losses which run in Crores of rupees for Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to do away with manual meter reading, replacing the conventional electricity meters with smart ones in next two years.
Together with other advanced technological interventions, particularly under Centre’s Rs 1,00,000 Crore Development Package, the

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Hajj-2018: 800 leave for Madina in first batch

SRINAGAR: The first batch of 800 Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir today left for the Muslim holy city of Madina in Saudi Arabia.

As many as 10,000 pilgrims from the state are scheduled to perform the pilgrimage this year.

Governor N N Vohra was at the airport to see off the pilgrims of the first batch. Governor's advisor Khursheed Ganai and other senior officials were also present at th

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Guv seeks status of J&K cases pending at SC, HC

JAMMU: Three weeks after he was urged by former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to ensure proper supervision of various matters the state was fighting in Supreme Court and state High Court, the governor N N Vohra on Saturday asked the newly appointed Advocate General to report to him of the status of the pending litigations.

Advocate General D C Raina, who had taken over as the top lawyer of th

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018No new arms licence will be issued in J&K

DCs asked to revoke Licenses issued in violation of Rules

JAMMU: In view of the ire it has been facing from Union Home Ministry, besides Rajasthan Police in the fake gun licences scam, the state government has decided to seize the issuance of fresh individual arms license in any part of Jammu and Kashmir, while ordering the District Magistrates (DMs) to revoke all such licences that were issued without fulfilling all the perquisite conditions as prescri

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Cong is a party of only Muslim men: PM Modi

AZAMGARH (UP): Days ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament when the government is likely to push for the passage of a bill against instant triple talaq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mocked Congress for being a party which stood only with Muslim men.

"The real face of these parties was revealed by their approach on triple talaq, he said at a public meeting here, part of his two-day visit to

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Soldier injured in Pak sniping Army Chief reviews security in Akhnoor

JAMMU: An Army soldier was injured when he was shot by a Pakistani sniper from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector, Defence Ministry officials informed.

The incident took place Friday evening when the soldier was manning a forward post in Akhnoor sector's Khour area, they said.

He suffered a bullet injury in his upper body area. The soldier was shifted to the Command Hospita

 

Sunday, July 15, 20181.76 L yatris pay obeisance, 2 more die of cardiac arrest

SRINAGAR: On the 17th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 11,038 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave, taking the total number of pilgrims to have had the darshan of the Shivling to 1,76,044, even as over 3000 more 3,000 pilgrims left Jammu for the holy shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Two more pilgrims are reported to have died of heart attack, taking the toll to 25 in this year’s Y

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Yatra to Budha Amarnath from Monday

JAMMU: The annual Baba Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra pilgrimage will commence from 16th July.The Yatra will commence from Jammu base camp to Mandi town in Poonch where shrine of Lord Shiva is located.

While the inaugural function will be held on 16th July, the first batch of pilgrims will leave for obeisance to the holy shrine on 17th July.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018PDP rebel meets Guv

SRINAGAR: Imran Raza Ansari, MLA Pattan and former Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.

Ansari informed Governor about the problems relating to the implementation of certain major development projects in his Constituency and offered several suggestions about the measures necessary to streamline the higher education sector, including higher attention to skill development p

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018A REALISTIC PORTRAYAL OF LIMELIGHT CHIAROSCUROS

Book: Coming Back Home Author: Anuradha Prasad




Though a lot of movies and television shows have been made about the reality behind the making of movies and television shows and how the realistic side of the actors working in these productions is, few books have explored this genre. The author Anuradha Prasad comes up with the book “Coming back home”, which details the ugly underbelly of the small screen and the Bollywood world, and how

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Div Com reviews Baba Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra arrangements

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma reviewed the arrangements for annual Baba Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra in a meeting, here today.
During the meeting, various issues related to security, transportation of pilgrims, setting up of langers, medical facilities, sanitation, water and power supply, security, traffic, lodging and boarding of pilgrims were discussed.
The Divisional Commiss

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Commissioner Secretary PWD reviews department’s functioning

JAMMU: Commissioner Secretary, Public works (R&B) Department; Khurshid Ahmad Shah chaired a meeting to review the functioning of the department here today.
The meeting was attended by Development Commissioner Works, Satish Razdan, Chief Engineer R&B Sudhir Shah besides senior functionaries of the concerned departments.
During the meeting, the Commissioner Secretary took a detailed assessment of

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018SPCB intensifies surprise check against vehicular pollution, noise pollution

JAMMU: J&K State Pollution Control Board with Traffic Police Department has intensified drive against vehicular pollution and violators where vehicles are checked for pollution under control certificates.
In a day long drive, 48 vehicles from Satwari to Gandhi Nagar road have been checked out of which 19 vehicles were challaned for violation of pollution norms. Pollution Checking Centres were also checked to ascertain the efficiency of their equipments for issuing certificate to the vehicles. PCB has also monitored noise level on the road and imposed on spot penalty to the defaulters.
PCB

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018ADC Kathua reviews status of biometric attendance system

Kathua: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Ghansham Singh today convened a meeting of all district and sectoral officers to ensure biometric attendance across the district.
During the meeting, the ADC emphasized that all government employees should reach office in time. He instructed that a biometric attendance system be put in place where the BMAS is not yet installed.
He directed all district officers to ensure that a biometric system of attendance is installed at the earliest besides if there is any problem regarding the installation of BMAS it should be flagged immediately at appro

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018ADC Doda review progress of Biometric attendance

Doda: On the directions of Chief Secretary J&K, Additional Deputy Commissioner Doda Pawan Kumar Parihar convenes a meeting with all the district officers to review the progress of Aadhar based biometric attendance system here today.
During the meeting, ADC informed that CS J&K has directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure the enrolment of all the employees of the district for Aadhar by 17th of

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018DDC Rajouri reviews development works under various schemes

RAJOURI: The District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad today reviewed of major road and bridge projects of GREF and PMGSY besides projects taken by JKPCC in the district and directed the concerned to ensure timely completion of these projects.
Important road projects including Rajouri-Kandi-Budhal, Saaj-Khokar Mohalla, Tain bridge-BG, Siar-Rajouri, Nowshera-Jhangar, Rajouri-Darhal, D

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Karate Champions given send off for international participation

RAJOURI: An impressive Function was organised at Press Club Rajouri by Martial Arts Club Rajouri to bid farewell to students selected for competing in Thailand Open Karate Do Championship 2018.
District Development Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad, District Youth Services and Sports Officer Swarn Singh, AD Planning Bilal Mir, President PCR Avinash Jasyal, Vice President Arif Qureshi, sen

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018National Lok Adalat held across Jammu Division

JAMMU: On the direction of Chairman National Legal Services Authority and under the supervision of Patron-in-Chief and Executive Chairman J&K State Legal Services Authority, Justice Alok Aradhe, a National Lok Adalat was held in the District Court Complex, Janipur Jammu under the Chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jammu.
A total number of ten benches were constituted at District Court Complex, Jammu. The first bench was presided over by V.C. Koul, Pr. District & Sessions Judge, Jammu, assisted by Haq Nawaz Zargar,

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Samba administration reviews status of Biometric attendance

Samba: Additional District Development Commissioner, Pankaj Magotra today convened a meeting of all district and sectoral officers to ensure biometric attendance across the district.
During the meeting, the ADDC emphasized that all government employees should reach office in time. He instructed that a biometric attendance system be put in place where the BMAS is not yet installed.
He directed a

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Advocate General briefs Governor

SRINAGAR: Senior Advocate Sh. D.C Raina, who has taken over as Advocate General of J&K, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.
Governor has asked Sh. Raina to early discuss with him the status of all important cases pending in High Courts/Supreme Court which relate to J&K.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Disposal of Grievances since imposition of Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, from 20th June till 13th July 2018, the Grievance Cell received 4,623 complaints/grievances, of which 3,810 have been disposed of/forwarded to the concerned quarters for their timely redressal; and 1665 complaints/grievances are under process. During this period, Governor’s Secretariat received 1510 complaints/grievances, of which 1395 complaints have been disposed of forwarded to the concerned quarters and 115 are under process.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Advisor Vyas reviews progress of flagship projects in power sector

Calls for curbing transmission, distribution losses; Says Smart Pre-paid meters will cut energy pilferage

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor B B Vyas today reviewed the progress of power sector here and directed for curbing power pilferage and cutting down on transmission and distribution losses.
Speaking at a meeting here in this regard, Vyas sought detailed progress on projects sanctioned under the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP-15).
The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary PDD,

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Advisor Kumar visits Bandipora; Reviews security, developmental scenario

BANDIPORA: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited Bandipora to review the security and developmental scenario in the district. The Advisor was accompanied by Director General of police Dr S P Vaid.
During the visit, the Advisor had a meeting with concerned officers of the district to get the appraisal about the developmental scenario of the district.
DIG North Kashmir Dr Sunil Kumar,

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Justice Magrey inaugurates National Lok Adalat in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Judge High Court of J&K and Chairman J&K High Court Legal Services Committee in presence of Justice M K Hanjura, Judge High Court of J&K today inaugurated National Lok Adalat Sessions in ADR Centre, High Court Complex, Srinagar.
Justice Magrey along with Justice M K Hanjura also inaugurated a National Lok Adalat organized by District Legal Services Authorit

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Div Com reviews developmental scenario of Baramulla, Kupwara

Stresses for strengthening accountability, transparency, streamlining public delivery system

BARAMULLA: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting of officers here at Dak Bungalow to review the pace and position of various developmental projects undertaken by different executing agencies in the district.
The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, DDC Kupwara Khalid Jehangir, ADC's, SEs and District office

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Comm Secy Forests chairs SFC Steering Committee Meeting

Launches home delivery of timber from Fair-price Depot Shalteng

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary to Government Forests Ecology & Environment Department Saurabh Bhagat today chaired the 21stSteering Committee Meeting of J&K State Forest Corporation, which fixes norm/schedule of rates for lumbering operations and reserve rates for auctioning of timber.
The meeting was attended by PCCF/MD, J&K State Forest Corporation Suresh Chugh, PCCF (T) Manoj Pant, CCF Kash

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018First batch of 800 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

SRINAGAR: The First batch of Haj pilgrims today left for Saudi Arabia from Srinagar International Airport to perform this year’s Haj pilgrimage.
According to a spokesman of the State Hajj Committee, a total of 800 Haj pilgrims embarked for pilgrimage which included 430 male and 370 female through four flights. 340 pilgrims boarded first flight, 150 each in second and third flights and 160 in fourth flight to Saudi Arabia.

 

Saturday, July 14, 201811038 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018

SRINAGAR: On the 17th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 11,038 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,76,044 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018DC Anantnag reviews progress under Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System

ANANTNAG: The Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik today convened a meeting of all sectoral and block officers of the district regarding guidelines issued for the Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) of officers /officials in the individual departments.
The Deputy Commissioner through a power point presentation informed about the guidelines for installation of AEBAS and said on the occasion that every department can register and enroll their employees and their parent departments portal.
The Deputy Commissioner directed all the sectoral/Block level officers

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018National Lok Adalats held across Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A day-long National Lok Adalats were held across the Kashmir Valley during which a number of cases were settled amicably.
In Budgam, National Lok Adalat was organized in District Court Complex under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge Budgam Rajeev Gupta.
During the Adalat, cases of varied natures were taken up for hearing and among them, many were settled.
In a

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018ADC Budgam reviews status of biometric attendance system

BUDGAM: Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mohammad Farooq Dar, Saturday convened a meeting of all district and sectoral officers to review the status of Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) in government offices across the district.
During the meeting, ADC emphasized that all government employees should ensure punctuality. He instructed that all employees who do not have Aadh

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Governor flags off first flight of Hajis from Srinagar Airport

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra flagged off the first flight of 340 Hajis for Madinah Munawarrah which left from the Srinagar International Airport this morning. Sh. Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisor to Governor; Dr. S.P. Vaid, DGP; Sh. Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Sh. Shahid Anayatullah, Secretary Revenue; Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar, Deputy Commissioner Budgam were present on the occasion

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018MLC Zaffar Manhas meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Zaffar Manhas, MLC and Vice Chairman JK Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL), called on Governor N.N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.
Sh. Manhas briefed Governor about the ongoing programmes and the upcoming events which are being organized by the Academy and the efforts underway to promote traditional arts and artists.
Appreciating Sh. Manhas’s continuing endeavours towards the promotion of art, culture and literature, Governor recalled the high importance of J&K’s vast tangible and intangible cultural heritage, which has been a valuable integrating factor, and advise

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018MLA Pattan meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Imran Raza Ansari, MLA Pattan and former Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.
Sh. Ansari informed Governor about the problems relating to the implementation of certain major development projects in his Constituency and offered several suggestions about the measures necessary to streamline the higher education sector, including higher attention to skill development programmes and the promotion of sports, for the holistic development of youth.
Governor urged Sh. Ansari to continue his efforts for promoting a peaceful environment in his area and work zealou

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Consultative meet of skill training providers held in Srinagar

Our aim is to make skill training institutions as centres of excellence: JKSDM

SRINAGAR: First ever, consultative meeting of prospective training providers under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme was held today here at Srinagar.
The meeting was held with the aim to provide prospective training providers with an in-depth understanding of the process required for registration with the training authorizing departments like J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) and National Skill Development Corporation and to understand the issues faced by the training providers in completing the registration formalities.
The meeting was organized by JKSDM in which aroun

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Advisor Ganai inspects government schools in Sonwar

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today visited government run schools in Sonwar area in Srinagar to personally take stock of the educational and infrastructural facilities in these educational institutions.

The Advisor, was during the inspection of schools, accompanied by Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo, Chief Education Officer Srinagar M K Fazili

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Advisor Vyas takes stock of facilities for Kashmiri migrants

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: Advisor to Governor B. B. Vyas today called for improving the facilities provided to the Kashmiri migrants.

Chairing a meeting here in this regard, the Advisor took a detailed review of the measures taken for improving the facilities for the migrants living in Jammu and Kashmir divisions.

Principal Secretary Planning Monitoring and Development Department, Rohit Kansal; C

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Jammu and Kashmir Police arrest 3 youth during nocturnal raids in Pulwama

Srinagar, July 14: Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested three youth during nocturnal raids at Kakapora in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Local sources told TNN that government forces arrested three youth including two slain LeT militants’ brothers during nocturnal raids at Kakapora area.

The arrested youth have been identified as Sameer Ahmad, brother of slain LeT militant Shakir, S

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018BJP activists stage protest, burn Mehbooba's effigy in Jammu

Jammu, July 14: A group of BJP activists today staged a demonstration here and burnt an effigy of former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti over her statement that any attempt by the Centre to engineer a split in her party would have "extremely dangerous" consequences.

Led by district president (Jammu West) Ayodhya Gupta, BJP supporters held the demonstration at Kachi Chawni in t

 

Saturday, July 14, 20184 Kashmiri students make it to IKGPTU merit list

Srinagar, July 14 : Four Kashmiri Students of Aryans College of Engineering, Rajpura, Chandigarh excelled in the merit list of I K Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Jalandhar by capturing top positions in the Merit List generated recently of 2014 batch by the University.


A spokesman of the Aryan group in a statement here on Saturday said Sameer Javaid (EEE) of Ganderbal got 1st p

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Panchayat polls will help empower locals, solve problems in J&K

New Delhi, July 14: Holding of panchayat elections will have a far reaching impact in Jammu and Kashmir particularly in the given circumstance when the state has faced unrest in an unending cycle of stone-pelting protests and violence, top sources in the BJP source here said.

In about three weeks time since the imposition of Governor's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir,
decks have been cleared for h

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Skill development programme benefits youth in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 14: Youth of Jammu are being imparted with various technical trainings in a bid to explore their livelihood opportunities. Training to youths is being given by professionals in courses like fashion designing, tailoring, beauty culture and short courses are of plumbing, electrician and many others.

The programme saw participation of youth from the valley in large numbers. "These cou

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018PDD employee electrocuted in north Kashmir

Baramulla, July 14: A Power Development Department (PDD) employee died due to electric shock in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir on Saturday, official sources said.

They said 50-year-old Mohammad Ramzan Lone was repairing transmission line at New Colony, Sopore, when he suddenly got in contact with a live wire due to which he was critically wounded. The injured, who was working w

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Veteran journalist Yagnik fell off building: MP Police

Indore, July 14: Madhya Pradesh Police on Saturday said veteran journalist Kalpesh Yagnik did not die of a heart attack as reported earlier but lost his life after he fell from the terrace of a building here.

The 55-year-old Dainik Bhaskar Group Editor passed away early on Friday.

Director General of Police Narayan Chari Mishra told IANS: "Yagnik died after falling from the terrace of a thr

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018BJP says Amit Shah didn't speak on Ram temple

New Delhi, July 14: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied that its President Amit Shah had made any statement in a Hyderabad meeting on Ram temple in Ayodhya even as AIMIM chief Asaddudin Owaisi questioned him for speaking on the sensitive issue that is being decided by the Supreme Court.

"Yesterday in Telangana, BJP President Amit Shah did not make any statement on the issue of

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Modi loses nearly 3 lakh Twitter followers, Rahul Gandhi 17,000

New Delhi: As Twitter began sanitising its platform by removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost nearly 300,000 followers while Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi lost over 17,000 followers.

The number of Modi’s followers went down to 43.1 million from 43.4 million.

According to SocialBlade.com that tracks the number of Twitter followers on a dail

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Chancellor of Central University Jammu, G. Parthasarathy calls on MoS Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, July 14: The Chancellor of Central University Jammu, Shri Gopalaswami Parthasarathy called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today and spent over 45 minutes discussing issues of mutual interest, related to academic subjec

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Army Chief visits Jammu's Akhnoor

Jammu, July 14: Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited Akhnoor area here.

The General visited the Akhnoor based Army Division and held a meeting with the officers.

He also interacted with the soldiers.

On Friday, a jawan was injured due to sniper firing from across the border in Keri area of Akhnoor.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Low voltage irks Uri residents

Srinagar, July 14: Over a dozen villages in this border town of Uri have decried the failure of Power Development Department (PDD) to address low voltage problem in the area. Locals said that they are suffering a lot due to low voltage problem. “A 2.5 MVA transformer installed at Mohra grid station got a technical snag on the second Eid and subsequently it was sent for the repairing. Since then

 

Saturday, July 14, 201819 forest smugglers arrested in Sopore: Police

Jammu, July 14: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested 19 persons involved in forest smuggling in Sopore town of north Kashmir.

A police official said: “The arrests were made from Rampura and Rajapora areas of Zaingair Sopore.”

“The arrestees are involved in forest smuggling in the areas which are covered with dense forests,” police said.

“We arrested 19 persons who are involved in

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Diljit humbled by response to his "Soorma" performance

Mumbai, July 14: Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh's performance as hockey champ Sandeep Singh is winning exceptional laurels as the man himself remains humble, down-to-earth and rooted.

"I knew 'Soorma' was a role of a lifetime. I am ashamed to say that when Shaad Sir (director Shaad Ali) came to me with the project I did not know anything about Sandeep Paaji.

"It's a shame that we do not give

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018PM releases video of Hima's win track, says he was 'touched deeply'

New Delhi, July 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released a video of Hima Das, the first Indian Woman to win a gold in World Athletic track, and said her getting emotional while singing the National Anthem touched him "deeply".

"Unforgettable moments from Hima's victory. Seeing her passionately search for the Tricolour immediately after winning and getting emotional while singing t

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Two wanted criminals arrested after encounter in Bijnor

Bijnor, July14: Two notorious criminals, carrying reward of Rs 10,000 each on their head, were arrested after an encounter with police in Nazimabad area here late on Friday night.

Both criminals and a police sub-inspector were injured in exchange of fire during the encounter.

Superintendent of Police Umesh Kumar Singh here on Saturday said that police team intercepted two motorbike-borne s

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Fresh batches of pilgrims leave for Amarnath cave

Srinagar, Jul 14: Fresh batches of pilgrims on Saturday left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps for the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where over 1.65 lakh yatries have paid obeisance since June 28, the commencement of the 60-day-long pilgrimage.

The annual pilgrimage was progressing smoothly, official sources said here on Saturday.

They said on the 16th day on Friday 13,08

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Soldier injured by Pakistan sniper firing along LoC in J&K

Jammu, Jul 14: A soldier was injured when he was reportedly shot by a Pakistani sniper from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said today.

The incident took place last evening when the soldier was manning a forward post in Akhnoor sector's Khour area, they said.

He suffered a bullet injury in his upper body area. The soldier was shifted to

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 14: Life returned to normal on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where a day-long strike was observed on Friday to commemorate Martyrs Day in remembrance of those killed in 1931, with business and other activities functioning and traffic plying on all routes.

A complete shutdown was observed on Friday when separatists had called “ Martyrs grave yard Challo” in the downtown city to

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018First batch of Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir leaves for Saudi Arabia

Srinagar: The first batch of 820 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left for Saudi Arabia on Saturday to perform this year's Hajj pilgrimage.

Special buses from the Srinagar Hajj House in Bemina area took the pilgrims to the Srinagar International airport early on Saturday.

Authorities said four Air India flights will be carrying them to the West Asian nation.

The last flight of Hajj pilgri

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Over 3,000 Amarnath pilgrims head for holy cave

Jammu, July 14: A fresh batch of 3,048 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Saturday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 112 vehicles and headed for the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps, police said.

A Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) official said over 1,65,000 pilgrims have so far performed the pilgrimage that

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018CEC Kargil inaugurates Passport Camp

KARGIL: Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) LAHDC Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan inaugurated Passport Camp here yesterday.

To benefit from two-day camp, applicants have been asked to submit the Passport Application Form online for Fresh/Re-issue of passport under normal category and book prior appointment before visiting NIC Kargil. Applicants are requested to log on to the passport India websitewww.passp

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Sharmila Tagore meets Governor and First Lady

SRINAGAR: Ms. Sharmila Tagore, renowned actor, who is visiting Kashmir on a holiday, met Governor and First Lady at the Raj Bhavan.

Ms. Tagore shared with Governor and First Lady, her reminisces of the 1960s and 70s when she had visited the Valley on many occasions, when it was among the most preferred locations for film shooting. She also spoke about experiences during her current visit.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Advisor Ganai expresses sorrow over passing away of Dr. Giriija Dhar

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has expressed grief over the said demise of former Principal GMC Srinagar and Chairman, JKPSC, Dr. Girija Dhar.

In his condolence message, Mr. Ganai recalled her contribution to the state in her capacity as a Gynaecologist, Principal of the GMC, Srinagar and Chairman of the J&K PSC.

The Advisor conveyed his sympathies to the berea

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Prepare state-of-art disaster management plan: Addl Secy MHA

SRINAGAR: Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Rajni Sekhri stressed for the need to prepare effective and realistic disaster management plan across all districts in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

The Additional Secretary MHA made these remarks while reviewing the disaster management preparations in the State.

During the meeting, she said the best approach for mitigating dis

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018DC Poonch meets injured at DH Poonch; provides relief assistance

POONCH: The Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav visited District Hospital Poonch and met persons who were injured in a road accident at Shahpur. He enquired about their well being and directed doctors to provide them best possible treatment.

All the injured were travelling in a Tata Sumo when the accident occurred. The district administration coordinated the rescue operation and shifted the

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018PM extends Rath Yatra greetings to citizens

New Delhi, July 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Jagannath Rath Yatra.

"With the blessings of Lord Jagannath, may our country scale new heights of growth. May every Indian be happy and prosperous," Mr Modi tweeted.

The main festival is held every year at Puri in Odisha.
"Warm wishes on occasion of holy RathYatra. May Lord Jaga

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Use of pump-action guns has emboldened Bangladeshi smugglers: BSF chief

Shillong, July 14: Bangladeshi smugglers have become bolder after the Indian border guards started using pump-action guns instead of regular INSAS rifle along the border, Director General of Border Security Force K.K. Sharma said on Friday.

Sharma said the pump-action gun, which is a non-lethal weapon, is not used on India-Pakistan border.

"BSF is following the policy of non-lethal weapons

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Governor trolled on twitter; Advisor, SC, visit graveyard with floral circlets

Ceremony scaled up after Omar questions absence of Advisors

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra was subjected to bitter criticism on twitter for posting his tributes on the ‘Martyrs’ Day’ –a controversial event of history in which 22 Kashmiris were allegedly killed by Maharaja Hari Singh’s forces on 13 July 1931 –even as his Advisor K Vijay Kumar and Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmaniam offered floral tributes at the Mazar-e-Shuhada –the martyrs’ grave

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Def Min rejects UN report on Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today rejected a UN report on alleged human rights violation in Kashmir, saying Indian Army exercises maximum restraint in carrying out operations in the troubled state.

"It was a report which was prepared sitting somewhere else. The assessment is totally without basis. The Indian Army shows maximum restraint in conducting operations including in

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018‘Mehbooba disturbed on losing power, facing criticism within her PDP’

JAMMU: Calling former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's statement "irresponsible", the BJP today asked her to apologise to the party and asserted it has never conspired to pull out of any government or split any party.

BJP leader and former deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta said Kashmir is India's crown and his party will never play with it. He blamed the Congress for the Kashmir problem.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Not our holiday: Jammu lawyers

JAMMU: The Jammu High Court Bar Association today staged a demonstration demanding the abolishment of the Martyrs' Day holiday, while Kashmiri Pandit migrants observed a 'black day'.

Martyrs' Day is observed in Jammu and Kashmir on July 13 every year to remember the people who were killed in firing by soldiers of Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh on this day in 1931 during protests against his a

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018MLAs’ CDS spending relaxed, DCs asked to oversee works, report

JAMMU: The Planning and Development Department has issued guidelines for implementation of Constituency Development Scheme (CDS) during the Suspended Animation of the State Assembly.

According to a circular issued by the Department, all District Development Commissioners (DDCs) have been instructed for execution of all ongoing works under Constituency Development Scheme (CDS) and the same shall be completed as per the existing timelines.

Similarly, works for which either administrative approval has been accorded or detailed estimates have been prepared but not physically commenced shall

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Not in touch with ‘Delhi’, we are ‘real PDP’: rebels

Srinagar: Five rebel PDP legislators today accused party president Mehbooba Mufti of putting them and their families at risk by claiming that the internal rumblings in the party done at the behest of Delhi.

The rebels also said that they consider the "accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India as final."

"One she (Mehbooba) has tried to give an impression that the institution is up for sale

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Guv Rule: Daily grievances 190, disposal rate 159

SRINAGAR: In 23 days of Governor’s Rule, the government grievance cell has received around 190 complaints on a daily average while the administration, under personal monitoring of Governor, had been able to dispose of at least 159 complaints on daily basis.

Out of 4389 complaints and grievances, 3658 have been disposed off or forwarded to concerned quarters since the imposition of Governor ru

 

Saturday, July 14, 20182 CRPF men killed in militant ambush

Searches in Kupwara, Bandipore

SRINAGAR: Two CRPF personnel, including an officer, were killed and another jawan was injured when militants attacked a patrol party in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, official sources said.

A civilian was also injured in the attack.

Sources said that militants attacked a CRPF patrol party at Achabal Chowk in this town on Friday.

Three CRPF personnel and a civilian were injured in th

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018AMARNATH PILGRIMAGE: At least 1.5 lakh pay obeisance in 15 days

SRINAGAR: About 6000 pilgrims, including women and sadhus, on Friday left for holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where so far over 1.52 yatries had paid obeisance since the commencement of the 60-day-long pilgrimage from June 28 from both traditional Pahalgam and shortest Baltal tracks.

Meanwhile, 20 pilgrims besides two service providers, have died due to health reasons and

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Mehbooba to New Delhi: Stab in back of PDP will ‘produce more militants’

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday warned of dire consequences if New Delhi tried to break her party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form government in the state.

“If New Delhi will try to repeat 1987 which gave birth to Mohammad Yousuf Shah alias Syed Salhuuddin (chief of Hizbul Mujahideen based in Pakistan) and JKLF chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik” and break the PDP it wi

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Stop sounding so desperate, former ally BJP to Mehbooba

NEW DELHI: Taking strong exceptions to former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's statement that any attempt to split PDP will only create more separatists like Yasin Malik, the BJP on Friday lashed out at their former ally and said she should stop sounding "so desperate".

"This is an absurd comment......she must stop sounding so desperate," BJP spokesman GVL Narasimha Rao told reporters here.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Omar: Militancy reborn under Mehbooba’s rule

SRINAGAR: Upping the ante at former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti over her threat of renewal of militancy if centre tries to break Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah said she seems to have forgotten that militancy in Kashmir has already been reborn under her most able administration.

Meanwhile, Abdullah, who is the former chief minister of the

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Legendary Kashmir medico Girija Dhar no more

SRINAGAR: Former Principal of the Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar Prof Girija Dhar, a renowned Gynaecologist , breathed her last in summer capital on Friday.

Governor N N Vohra, former chief ministers and Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) have expressed grief over the demise of Prof Dhat.

Prof Dhar died here after a pro-longed illness. She was married to legendary Prof Naseer A S

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Gen Hasnain is CUK Chancellor

JAMMU: Former military secretary Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain has been appointed as the chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir, according to a notification issued here today.

"The President of India in his capacity as the Visitor of the Central University of Kashmir is pleased to appoint Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, former Military Secretary, Indian Army, as the chancellor of the universit

 

Friday, July 13, 201813083 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018

SRINAGAR: On the 16th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,083 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,65,006 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Advisor Ganai expresses sorrow over passing away of Dr. Giriija Dhar

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has expressed grief over the said demise of former Principal GMC Srinagar and Chairman, JKPSC, Dr. Girija Dhar.
In his condolence message, Mr. Ganai recalled her contribution to the state in her capacity as a Gynaecologist, Principal of the GMC, Srinagar and Chairman of the J&K PSC.
The Advisor conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family members and prayed for peace to the departed soul.

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Prepare state-of-art disaster management plan: Addl Secy MHA

SRINAGAR: Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Rajni Sekhri today stressed for the need to prepare effective and realistic disaster management plan across all districts in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Additional Secretary MHA made these remarks while reviewing the disaster management preparations in the State.
During the meeting, she said the best approach for mitigating d

 

Friday, July 13, 2018DC Poonch meets injured at DH Poonch; provides relief assistance

Post Shahpur road accident

POONCH: The Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav visited District Hospital Poonch and met persons who were injured in a road accident at Shahpur. He enquired about their well being and directed doctors to provide them best possible treatment.
All the injured were travelling in a Tata Sumo when the accident occurred. The district administration coordinated the rescue operation and shifted the i

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Governor expresses grief over demise of Prof. Girija Dhar

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra and Mrs. Vohra have expressed grief over the sad demise of Prof Girija Dhar, a renowned Gynaecologist and former Principal of the Government Medical College Srinagar who had also served the State as Chairperson of the J&K Public Service Commission. Recalling his long association with the eminent lady, Governor observed that he and his wife had known this noble person who had remained very active in carrying through various programmes for providing care, protection, education and skills to young girls who belonged to the neglected segments of the society.
In a me

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Sharmila Tagore meets Governor and First Lady

SRINAGAR: Ms. Sharmila Tagore, renowned actor, who is visiting Kashmir on a holiday, met Governor and First Lady at the Raj Bhavan.
Ms. Tagore shared with Governor and First Lady, her reminisces of the 1960s and 70s when she had visited the Valley on many occasions, when it was among the most preferred locations for film shooting. She also spoke about experiences during her current visit.
Gove

 

Friday, July 13, 2018MP Baig meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Muzzafar Hussain Baig, Member of Parliament, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.
Sh. Baig discussed with Governor important issues relating to the equitable development of the State and the need to ensure the high success of various schemes and programmes in the “Aspirational” Districts of Baramulla and Kupwara.
Governor urged Sh. Baig to remain fully involved and see

 

Friday, July 13, 2018MLA Darhal meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, former Minister and MLA Darhal met Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.
Former Minister briefed Governor about the ongoing schemes in his Constituency and projected certain demands which included attention to making educational institutions functional; upgradation of schools; establishment of Kendriya Vidayalya at Nagrota, Rajouri; four laning of Jammu Akhnoor Pooch road; establishment of Receiving Station for Rajouri; and boosting tourism potential of Rajouri and Poonch.
Sh. Zulfkar drew Governor’s attention to the need for implementing various re

 

Friday, July 13, 2018MLA Ganderbal meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh.Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar, MLA Ganderbal, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.
Sh. Jabbar informed Governor about the problems relating to the implementation of certain major development projects in Ganderbal district, particularly the non commencement of work to implement the New Ganderbal HE Power Project; function of the new Unani College and shifting of Central University Kashmir from Srinagar to Ganderbal.
Governor observed that Sh. Sheikh’s concerns would be urgently looked into and urged him to continue his efforts for promoting a peaceful environment in his

 

Friday, July 13, 2018MLA Kangan meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Mian Altaf Ahmad, Member J&K Legislative Assembly from Kangan, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan.
Mian Altaf informed Governor regarding the various major developmental issues which require high priority attention in his Constituency, particularly road connectivity and power generation, and issues relating to the implementation of development schemes for the tribal community in J&K.
Governor and Mian Altaf also discussed issues relating to the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra.
Governor appreciated Mian Altaf’s concerns and urged him to continue sustained efforts for pr

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Delegation led by Delhi MLA meets Governor

SRINAGAR: A 5 member delegation led by Sh. Manjinder Singh Sirsa, MLA Delhi Legislative Assembly, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.
The delegation apprised Governor about the hardships being faced by the Sikh community in J&K, particularly by the migrated Sikh families from Pak Occupied J&K (POJK). They demanded grant of minority status to the Sikhs; implementation of “Anand Marri

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Disposal of Grievances since imposition of Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, till date, the Grievance Cell received 4389 complaints/grievances, of which 3,658 have been disposed of/forwarded to the concerned quarters for their timely redressal; and 1706 complaints/grievances are under process. During this period, Governor’s Secretariat received 1430 complaints/grievances, of which 1323 complaints have been disposed/forwarded to the concerned quarters and 107 are under process.

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Toilet Blocks enroute Katra to Bhawan upgraded; eco-friendly technologies adopted for pilgrim convenience

KATRA: As part of the Shrine Board’s continuing efforts for enlarging and upgrading facilities for the pilgrims by adopting the latest eco-friendly technologies, on the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, a phased programme is being implemented for the renovation and technological upgradation of all Toilet Blocks located along the Katra to Bhaw

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Advisor Kumar visits Mazar-e-Shohada, pays floral tributes to 1931 Martyrs

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar visited Mazar-e-Shohada at Naqashband Sahib (RA) here today to offer floral tributes to the 1931 Martyrs. He laid wreaths over the graves of the Martyrs.
Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam; Director General of Police, Dr S P Vaid; Divisional Commission Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan; IGP Kashmir, S P Pani, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rashe

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Ensure emphatic, responsive, prompt administration: CS to Officers

‘All pending issues of public importance must be addressed in right earnest’

SRINAGAR: Asking the officers to ensure an emphatic, responsive and prompt administration, the Chief Secretary, Mr BVR Subrahmanyam today said that all the pending issues of public importance in various Departments must be processed in the right earnest for consideration of the competent authority.
“The Administrative Secretaries should immediately identify the core issues of public importance in their respective departments and address the same within set timelines,” the Chief Secretary said at a brief interaction with the Administrative Secretaries here this afternoon.
Calling upon the A

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Niti Aayog Conclave: Rohit Kansal reviews preparations

Representatives of GoI, JK Govt, NGOs to hold day-long deliberations at SKICC on July 26

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary, Planning, Development& Monitoring, Rohit Kansal, today reviewed the preparations for upcoming Niti Aayog conference to be convened at SKICC here for fast-tracking implementation of Centrally-Sponsored Schemes.
Speaking at a meeting convened in his office chambers here this afternoon, Kansal said the main aim of the high-level conference is to assess the impact and

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Div Com Kmr pays surprise visit to JLNM Hospital

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday paid a surprise visit to JLNM Hospital Rainawari.
The Divisional Commissioner inspected various sections of the hospital and interacted with OPD and IPD patients and their attendants.
He also inspected the functioning and healthcare delivery of casualty and women related section of the hospital and sought welfare services pr

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Govt issues clarification on implementation of CDS guidelines

SRINAGAR: The Planning and Development Department has issued guidelines for implementation of Constituency Development Scheme (CDS) during the Suspended Animation of the State Assembly.
According to a circular issued by the Department, all District Development Commissioners (DDCs) have been instructed for execution of all ongoing works under Constituency Development Scheme (CDS) and the same shall be completed as per the existing timelines.
Similarly, works for which either administrative approval has been accorded or detailed estimates have been prepared but not physically commenced shall

 

Friday, July 13, 2018MHRD holds video-conference with Secy School Education

Kupwara, Baramulla selected for 'Aspirational Districts' Prog of NITI Aayog

SRINAGAR: Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) today held a video conference with Secretary School Education Rigzin Samphel regarding the steps taken for “Transformation of Aspirational Districts” programme in two identified Districts of Kashmir viz., Baramulla and Kupwara.
The meeting was attended by Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. G.N. Itoo, District Development Commissioners of Kupwara and Baramulla who appraised the officers about the steps being taken in this regard.
The objective of the programme is to expeditiously transform all 115 Aspirational Districts in 28 State

 

Friday, July 13, 2018CEC Kargil inaugurates Passport Camp

KARGIL: Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) LAHDC Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan inaugurated Passport Camp here today.
To benefit from two-day camp, applicants have been asked to submit the Passport Application Form online for Fresh/Re-issue of passport under normal category and book prior appointment before visiting NIC Kargil. Applicants are requested to log on to the passport India websitewww.passportind

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Rajouri adm provides relief assistance to bear attack victim

RAJOURI: The District Administration Rajouri today provided immediate relief assistance to a victim of bear attack.
One Abdul Hussain S/o Farangi Hussain R/o Kandra, Targain was attacked by bear in Neeli Dhoke in Budhal. He was severely injured in the attack with his face ruptured.
ADC Koteranka Shafiq Ahmed supervised the rescue of the victim from highland pastures. After getting first aid at Samote, victim was shifted to District Hospital Rajouri for further treatment.
Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad immediately sanctioned Rs 10000 as relief assistance for victim and deputed ACR

 

Friday, July 13, 2018As precaution, Friday prayers not allowed for 2nd week in Jamia masjid

Srinagar, Jul 13: Friday prayers were not allowed for the second successive week in the historic Jamia Masjid in the downtown, where large number of security forces and state police personnel have been deployed since early this morning.

Official sources said that restrictions have been imposed under section 144 CrPc in many areas in Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and downtown as a precautionary measure o

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Mehbooba grieved over death of CRPF personnel at Anantnag

Srinagar, July 13: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and sorrow over the death of two CRPF personnel, including an officer, in a militant attack at Anantnag today.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba has conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved families of slain cops while praying for peace to the departed souls.

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Alleged kidnapping row: Bhagat's wife appeals to PM for action against husband

Jammu, Jul 13: A day after Jammu and Kashmir BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat and his wife Monika Sharma appeared before the disciplinary committee of the party, the MLA's wife on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and sought action against him.

The BJP disciplinary committee is probing the matter of objectionable picture of Dr Bhagat with a minor girl went viral on social media.

 

Friday, July 13, 2018DGP reiterates appeal to youth to avoid going near encounter site in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 13: Reiterating his appeal to people, particularly youth, not to go near the areas where encounter are taking place between militants and security forces, Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid said he is pained when a civilian get killed in the firing.

“ We all are pained when a civilian get killed in the firing near encounter site”, Dr Vaid told reporters after paying tr

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Hurriyat Conference separatists detained ahead of protest call to commemmorate "Kashmir' martyrs

Srinagar, July 13: Moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq was on Friday detained after he defied house arrest restriction and tried to take out a march to Naqshband Sahib shrine to pay tribute to the Martyrs of 1931.

Meanwhile, Hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani remained under house arrest while JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik remain

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Lt. Gen Syed Ata Hasnain appointed Chancellor of Central University of Kashmir

Srinagar, July 13: Former military secretary Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain has been appointed as the chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir.

His appointment is for a term of five years and the order was issued by the President of India.

Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Bar) is a retired Three-Star General of the Indian Army. His last assignment in service was as the Milita

 

Friday, July 13, 2018One Amarnath Pilgrim Killed, 3 Injured in road Mishap

Jammu, July 13: One Amarnath Pilgrim was killed while three another injured in road Mishap at Jammu Pathankot National Highway near Bari Brahmana Fly over.

The deceased has been identified as Makhendra Singh 36 Son of Tilak Singh while the injured have been identified as Chander Paul (56) Son of Keshri Singh,Rampal Singh(46) Son of Parshadi Lal and Biri Singh(44) Son of Parshadi Lal are resi

 

Friday, July 13, 2018NC in Jammu pays glowing tributes to 1931 martyrs

Srinagar, July 13: National Conference leaders on Friday paid glowing tributes to 1931 martyrs at a function held at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan Jammu here and pledged to work for strengthening democracy and promoting the spirit of unity and communal amity.

State Secretary Rattan Lal Gupta said the day symbolizes peoples’ urge for democracy and creating a society based on social justice, harmony an

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Kashmir shut to commemorate martyrs of 1931

Srinagar, Jul 13: Normal life was crippled as shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in Kashmir valley to commemorate the martyrs of 1931 on their 87th death anniversary.

A police official said barring Kupwara in north Kashmir, there are no restrictions in any part of the valley.

However, all roads leading to Martyrs grave yard at Naqashband sahib shrin

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Veteran journalist Kalpesh Yagnik dead

Indore, July 13: Veteran journalist and Dainik Bhaskar Group Editor Kalpesh Yagnik passed away early on Friday in Madhya Pradesh following a heart attack, newspaper sources said. He was 55.

Yagnik was working at the newspaper's Indore office when he suffered a cardiac arrest at 10.30 p.m. on Thursday. He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital here.

He was treated for three hours and was recoveri

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Shiv Sena up in arms against Rohingyas, Hurriyat in J&K, slams Sri Sri Ravi Shanker for Amarnath remarks

Jammu, Jul 13: Shiv Sena (Bal Thackrey) national coordinator Gulab Chand Dubey on Friday slammed Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for his recent Amarnath yatra remarks and warned against illegal settlement of Rohingyas in Jammu and Hurriyat Conference for his anti-national ideology.

"Sri Sri Ravi Shanker is a saint and he should focus on his teachings than issuing controversial state

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Mehbooba must be desperate to threaten Centre; no one will join militancy if PDP breaks: Omar

Srinagar, Jul 13: Upping the ante at former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti over her threat of renewal of militancy if the Centre tries to break Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Conference (NC), vice- president Omar Abdullah said she seems to have forgotten that militancy in Kashmir has already been reborn under her most able administration.

Meanwhile, Mr Abdullah, who is the former chie

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Supreme sacrifices by martyrs led to dawning of a new era in J&K: CPI-M

Srinagar, Jul 13: Paying glowing tributes to the July 13, 1931 martyrs, the Communist Party of India (M) on Friday said the day has to be commemorated as the struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for upholding the values of democracy, social justice and human values.

"The July 13 martyrs are signposts of human rights protection, courage and sacrifice, rich values which should guide us in

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Ex-military secretary Hasnain appointed chancellor Central University of Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 13: Former military secretary Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain has been appointed as the chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir, according to a notification issued here today.

"The President of India in his capacity as the Visitor of the Central University of Kashmir is pleased to appoint Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, former Military Secretary, Indian Army, as the chancellor of th

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Nearly 100 students fall sick in Bihar school

Patna, July 13: Nearly 100 students have fallen sick apparently due to food poisoning at a government-run residential school in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, an official said.

Students of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalay in Barahiya complained of uneasiness soon after consuming dinner in their hostel late on Thursday, the district official said.

They complained of stomach pain, nausea and loose

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Militants attack police station in south Kashmir

Srinagar, July 13: Militants attacked a police station in south Kashmir's Kulgam district with automatic weapons on Friday, official sources said.

A group of militants opened fire on police station Yaripora in Kulgam. Security forces and police guards also retaliated, but the militants managed to escape, the sources said, adding that no one was injured.

Additional security forces have been

 

Friday, July 13, 20182 Soldiers martyred in Terror Attack in Anantnag

Srinagar, July 13: Two soldiers of the CRPF or Central Reserve Police Force were killed, and onejawan injured in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district today. A civilian was also hurt in the attack, official sources said.
"Terrorists opened fire on a group of CRPF personnel deployed on law and order duty at Anantnag's Achabal Chowk. Two soldiers were killed and two others, incl

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Gold at IAAF: Kovind, Modi, Rahul hail athlete Hima Das

New Delhi, July 13: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hailed Hima Das who created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win a gold at an IAAF event.

"Congratulations to our sensational sprint star Hima Das for winning the 400m gold in the World Under-20 (in Finland)... A very proud moment for Assam and India, Hima; n

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Sharif, Maryam on way to Pakistan

London, July 13: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were on their way on Friday from London to Pakistan, where they face immediate arrest in the Avenfield properties case.

Upon their arrival at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport at 6.15 p.m., Maryam and Sharif will be arrested and will be taken to Islamabad by a helicopter to be imprisoned at the

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Mehbooba's proximity with separatists exposed: BJP

New Delhi, July 13: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has exposed her proximity with separatists by warning that if her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was split it would create more militants in the state.

Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Mufti with her statement was "trying to give oxygen to terrorists".

"Knowing or unknowingly she has only e

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Former CMs, mainstream politicians, DGP pay tributes to 1931 martyrs

Srinagar, Jul 13: Former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah and leaders of mainstream political parties besides Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, and Director General of Police (DGP) paid floral tributes to 23 martyrs of 1931 who were killed by Dogra police outside the central Jail, Srinagar.

Governor N N Vohra in a message on the Martyrs’ Day, observed that Jammu and Kashmir has

 

Friday, July 13, 2018CRPF officer killed, 3 others injured in militant attack in Anantnag

Anantnag, Jul 13: An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of CRPF was killed and three others, including a civilian, were injured when militants attacked a patrol party in this south Kashmir on Friday, official sources said.

They told TNN that militants attacked a CRPF patrol party at Achabal Chowk in this town. Three CRPF personnel and a civilian were injured in the attack, they said.

The injured

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Restrictions continue in Kupwara

Srinagar, Jul 13: Restrictions continued for the second day on Friday in parts of frontier district of Kupwara, where a youth was killed when the Army opened fire to disperse demonstrators on July 11 evening.

Meanwhile, the District Magistrate (DM) has ordered a Magisterial inquiry into the incident. A case has also been registered in this regard.

However, a defence ministry spokesman has s

 

Friday, July 13, 2018About 6,000 yatris leave base camps for holy cave

Srinagar, July 13: About 6,000 pilgrims, including women and sadhus, on Friday left for holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Over 1.52 lakh yatris paid obeisance since the commencement of the 60-day-long pilgrimage from June 28 from both traditional Pahalgam and shortest Baltal tracks.

Meanwhile, 20 pilgrims besides two service providers, have died due to health reasons an

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Mehbooba warns New Delhi of dire consequences if it tries to break PDP

Srinagar, Jul 13: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday warned New Delhi against any attempt to break her party--Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form government in the state.

“ If New Delhi will try to repeat 1987 which gave birth to Mohammad Yousuf Shah alias Syed Salhuuddin (chief of Hizbul Mujahideen based in Pakistan) and JKLF chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik” and b

 

Friday, July 13, 2018DC Doda interacts with prominent citizens

DODA: District Development Commissioner, Simrandeep Singh convened a meeting with prominent citizens, social activists, heads of political parties, business establishments, Bar Association, Transport union, Trade Union and representatives of religious bodies, here today.

The meeting was held to discuss various issues being faced by the people and bring a coordination among the citizens on all

 

Friday, July 13, 2018DDC Rajouri convenes Civil Society meet

RAJOURI,: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz held a meeting with the members of the civil society to discuss various issues and concerns related to the overall development of the district.

The participants apprised the DDC about different issues including matter of street vendors regarding allotment of space and need to ensure smooth power supply as well as supply of water by Pu

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Fresh batch of 3,451 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 13: A fresh batch of 3,451 pilgrims on Friday left Jammu to perform the Amarnath Yatra.

They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 110 vehicles and headed to the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps, police said.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N.Vohra, who heads the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) that manages the pilgrimage, has sanctioned a cash relief of Rs

 

Friday, July 13, 20182 BSF troopers among 3 arrested for weapon snatching in J&K

Srinagar, July 13: Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and a civilian have been arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district after a foiled weapon snatching attempt, police said.

One, Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, was arrested from Anantnag town after he tried to snatch away a private security guard's weapon late on Thursday from outside a protected Gujjar leader's house.

On Bhat's interro

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Massive search ops continue in Kupwara, Bandipora woods

Srinagar, July 13: Despite unfavorable weather conditions, security forces on Friday continued massive search operations in the woods in the frontier district of Kupwara, where so far a paratrooper and an unidentified militant were killed since the Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched three days ago.

'Search and Destroy' operation against militant hideout was also going on in Bandip

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Grassroots Democracy: Vohra revives long-denied dream, begins Panchayat election process

Sarpanches to be elected directly, not through Panches

JAMMU: While the speculations on such a decision were rife ever since he took over as the administrator of state on June 20, it was only 23 days later that Governor N N Vohra set the ball rolling for revival of grassroots democracy in state, one of his long-denied dreams- and probably the most significant one.
A little over eight months after he had made the first step towards holding the Pancha

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Govt decides to do away with unsuitable, undeserving SPOs

District-level panels to decide within 1 month

JAMMU: A total of 35,758 Special Police Officers (SPOs) contributing to the strength of Jammu and Kashmir Police Force have suddenly have come under an axe, as J&K Home Department today constituted District level screening committees to weed out ‘un-deserving’ and ‘un-suited’ cadre.

The committees have been asked to assess the performance of SPOs engaged in past six years on four parameters a

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Yatra reaches 1.51 L mark

Guv announces Rs 3 L ex-gratia relief

SRINAGAR: On the 15th day of the ongoing Amarnath pilgrimage, 18442 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave today taking the total to 1,51,923 Yatris who have performed darshan of the Holy Shivling so far even as 3419 Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Base Camp in Jammu for the Nunwan and Baltal Base Camps in Valley.

Governor NN Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), announced

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Terrorist killed, magisterial probe into civilian’s killing

SRINAGAR: A terrorist was killed in an encounter which has been going on since Tuesday night with security forces in Kupwara district today.

"One terrorist has been killed in the ongoing encounter in the forest area of Kupwara district," an Army official said. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from the slain terrorist.

Security forces had launched an operation in the Kandi forest area of Kupwara

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Guv for developing J&K as leading State 4244 grievances since June 20

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra has called upon the leaders of all political and religious parties and social organizations and the people of the State to shed all differences and join hands to make Jammu and Kashmir peaceful, prosperous and among the leading States in the country.

In his message on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day, Governor observed that Jammu and Kashmir is known for its glorious p

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Breaking lockup rules PHQ sets aside IGP Jammu’s order, IGP Armed to hold denovo inquiry

JAMMU: In a surprising move, the Police Headquarters on Thursday set aside Inspector General of Police, Jammu S.D Singh Jamwal’s order in which he had terminated the service of a Sub Inspector and his subordinate (Munshi) on the grounds of breaking lock up rules in the shape of letting detainee go to making an attempt to murder.

Director General of Police Dr S.P Vaid after setting aside the impugned order, further directed IGP Armed, Jammu Danish Rana to hold ‘denovo’ inquiry into the matter, re-examine the issue from all its dimensions and forward findings to the PHQ with specific recomme

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Rs 1100 Crore released for border villages in FY18: MHA

NEW DELHI: The Centre has released Rs 1,100 crore in 2017-18 for the all-round development of villages located along the international border in 17 states.

According to the Home Ministry, 61 model villages, with amenities like health centre, school, drinking water, will be developed along the border and Rs 126 crore has been released for this purpose.

The issues related to the implementatio

 

Friday, July 13, 2018PM Modi interacts with J&K SHGs under NRLM

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday assured of his government’s commitment towards empowerment of women in state as he interacted with the members of Self-Help Groups promoted by J&K State Rural Livelihoods Mission (UMEED) under Deen Dayal Anthodia Yojana –National Rural Livelihood Mission and the beneficiaries of Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gramin Kaushaliya yojna through live Video Confe

 

Friday, July 13, 2018PDP removes rebel Reshi as distt prez

SRINAGAR: The Peoples Democratic Party said today that it has removed legislator Yasir Reshi as the party's district president for Bandipora, cracking the whip on leaders who had publicly criticised PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti.

In a statement, the PDP said Baramulla district president Irshad Ahmad Kar will look after the party affairs of Bandipora district for the time being.
Reshi, a member of

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Govt calls for enhancing expenditure in schemes

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary, Planning and Development Department, Rohit Kansal today directed the officers to work hard to greatly enhance expenditure in all sectors.

He was speaking at a meeting to review the progress under BEAMS and resolve issues, if any. The meeting was attended by Chief Planning Officers of all districts via video conferencing and other senior officers of the department

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Jammu-train catches fire, no injuries

NEW DELHI: A fire started on the roof of a coach of Jammu Rajdhani train near Sabzi Mandi station here tonight but no injury or casualty was reported and it was brought under control shortly, officials said.

A call of fire incident involving the train was received by the Delhi Fire Services around 9.04 pm.

"Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was controlled by 9.20 pm," a

 

Friday, July 13, 20182 dead, 20 injured on J&K roads

JAMMU: Two people were killed and 20 others injured including 13 Amarnath pilgrims in two separate road mishaps in Jammu region.
In the first accident, Tiku Rana (19) from Uttar Pradesh and Abhishek (22) from Punjab were killed when a load carrier skidded off a hilly road and fell into a stream near Chamayra in Reasi, an official said.

He said seven other people were injured in the accident

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Guv’s effect: Office footfall increase by 49%

SRINAGAR: Following the imposition of Governor’s Rule in the State, the punctuality in Government offices including the Civil Secretariat is being strictly monitored by the General Administration Department and the Governor’s Secretariat on daily basis.

As per the Centralized Personnel Information System (CPIS) Database, 109654 employees are now registered on the Aadhaar Enabled Bio Metric Attendance System (AEBAS), as against 73461 registered on AEBAS on 22nd of June, 2018. Similarly, as of today, 2466 employees in Civil Secretariat are registered on AEBAS, as against 2279 on 22nd of June

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Karachi woman gets 2 years Jail

JAMMU: A Pakistani woman who had entered into Indian Territory without any valid permit and was found in restricted and protected area was today given two years imprisonment in violation of section 14-A of Foreign (Amendment) Act, 2004.

Principal Sessions Judge Jammu Vinod Chatterji Koul awarded two years imprisonment to 39-year-old Asma Fayaz Bhat of Karachi, Pakistan
The court observed that

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Nirmal meets Gadkari

NEW DELHI: Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh today met Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari to discuss various issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr Singh informed Mr Gadkari that the DPR of National Highway is almost completed on Dinga Amn – Challan – Udhampur Road. He sought the approval for construction of Tunnel near Ma

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Leh-bound man arrested with Sat phone

NEW DELHI: A Leh-bound Danish passenger was today apprehended by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at the IGI airport here for allegedly carrying an unauthorised satellite phone in his luggage, a senior official said.

J P M Bitsch, a native of Denmark, was apprehended by the CISF personnel after the phone was detected in his baggage, he said.

Bitsch was travelling to Leh in Jammu

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Governor chairs 4th SAC meeting

RD&PRD asked to initiate Panchayat poll process

Amendment to PR Act approved to elect Sarpanchs directly
SRINAGAR: Governor, Shri N N Vohra on Thursday chaired the 4th meeting of the State Administrative Council (SAC) here.
Advisors to the Governor, Shri B B Vyas, Shri K Vijay Kumar and Shri Khurshid Ahmad Ganai besides Chief Secretary, Shri BVR Subrahmanyam attended the meeting.
The SAC approved the proposal to amend the Jammu and Kashmir

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Governor announces Rs 3 lakh ex-gratia for next of kin of Yatris killed in accidents

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), announced ex-gratia relief of Rs. 3.00 lakh each to the next of kin of 5 Yatris who died due to shooting stones on Baltal-Holy Cave route and 3 cases of deaths in road accidents. This was announced during a review meeting held with Shri Umang Narula, CEO of the Shrine Board today.
CEO informed Chairman that during 28th June - 11th July, 2018, 20 Yatris had died enroute to Holy Cave. In addition, 2 Service Providers also died, thereby raising the death toll to 22. Out of 22 persons, 14 persons died due to medi

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Rohit Kansal directs for speeding up expenditure in all schemes

Special training for resolving all issues pertaining to BEAMS

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary, Planning and Development Department, Rohit Kansal today directed the officers to work hard to greatly enhance expenditure in all sectors.
He was speaking at a meeting to review the progress under BEAMS and resolve issues, if any. The meeting was attended by Chief Planning Officers of all districts via video conferencing and other senior officers of the department a

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Secretary PHE takes stock of drinking water, irrigation facilities in Poonch, Pulwama

POONCH: Secretary PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Farooq Ahmad Shah today made an extensive tour of Poonch to take stock of the various facilities being provided to public including drinking water and irrigation facilities.
Secretary called an emergency meeting of all concerned Chief Engineers and other officers and directed them to conduct regular public durbars to address to the grievances of the general public and ensure the regular water supply to all the areas.
During the meeting, Secretary stressed upon all the officers to expedite the completion of all the schemes so that these sch

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Secretary Education reviews educational scenario in Baramulla, Kupwara

SRINAGAR: Secretary School Education RigzianSampheal today convened a meeting to take review of education sector in Baramulla and Kupwara Districts.
During the meeting, he impressed upon all the officers to take necessary steps to improve the ranking of these districts in the state. He directed the concerned officers to work tirelessly for the improvement of Education scenario in Baramulla and K

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018DC Doda interacts with prominent citizens

Discusses various developmental issues

DODA: District Development Commissioner, Simrandeep Singh convened a meeting with prominent citizens, social activists, heads of political parties, business establishments, Bar Association, Transport union, Trade Union and representatives of religious bodies, here today.
The meeting was held to discuss various issues being faced by the people and bring a coordination among the citizens on all su

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018DDC Rajouri convenes Civil Society meet

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz today held a meeting with the members of the civil society to discuss various issues and concerns related to the overall development of the district.
The participants apprised the DDC about different issues including matter of street vendors regarding allotment of space and need to ensure smooth power supply as well as supply of water by

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018National Lok Adalat in Poonch on July 14

POONCH: District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) Poonch is going to organize a National Lok Adalat on July 14 here at the district court complex.
The Lok Adalat will hear cases for the amicable settlement of cases pertaining to courts of Principal District Judge, Sub Judge, CJM, Munsif, JMIC and Add. Spl. Mobile Magistrate related to criminal compoundable offences, NI Act cases under section 138, Bank recovery, MACT cases, Matrimonial, Labour disputes cases, Electricity and water bills, Revenue cases and other civil cases.
Those interested to get their cases settled through National Lok

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Advisor Vyas takes stock of issues related to LAHDC Leh, Kargil

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor Mr B B Vyas today chaired to meeting to discuss the provisions of Ladakh and Kargil Hill Development Council Acts.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Home, R K Goyal, Commissioner Secretary Health & Medical Education, Commissioner Secretary GAD, Commissioner Secretary Revenue, Secretary Rural Development, Secretary Ladakh Affairs, Secretary Law, Directo

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Advisor Vyas for time-bound implementation of SBM

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor Mr B B Vyas today directed the officers to ensure the time bound implementation of flagship Swach Bharat Programme (SBM) so that people of the state get benefitted by these initiatives.
The Advisor was reviewing the status of the SBM with Deputy Commissioners through video-conferencing.
He asked the Deputy Commissioners to setup teams of officers in their districts

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Commissioner Secretary PWD reviews dev works in Shopian

PULWAMA: Commissioner Secretary PWD, Khursheed Ahmad Shah today chaired a review meeting at Circuit House Shopian to take stock of various ongoing developmental works under going in the district.
District Development Commissioner Shopian Showkat Aijaz and other district officers were present in the meeting.
DDC Shopian Showkat Aijaz briefed the Commissioner Secretary PWD about various ongoing developmental works/projects being executed in the district. The Commissioner Secretary gave special emphasis on the use of quality material. He also directed the executing agencies to expedite the pac

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018First Pahari language newspaper launched in JK

SRINAGAR: In memory of late Dr Shujaat Bukhari, the special issue of first Pahari language newspaper of the state' Voice of Hills' was today unveiled in a ceremony organized at the Auditorium of Department of Information and Public Relations Srinagar.
The event was attended by Vice-Chairman J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, Secretary Information Sarmad Hafeez, promine

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018DDC Budgam for prompt, effective response towards disasters

BUDGAM: District Development Commissioner Budgam Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar today directed that sector wise disaster management plans for the better and prompt response towards different natural and man-made disasters be made.
These remarks were made by the DDC while chairing a meeting of District Disaster Management and Preparedness at New Conference Hall in Budgam.
Director Disaster Management, A

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Shahid Iqbal assumes charge as DDC Bandipora

BANDIPORA: Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today assumed the charge as District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora.
After assuming the charge, he got a brief regarding developmental scenario of the district, besides other issues including budget estimation, allocation & monitoring system (beams) and constituency development fund (cdf).
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that Bandipora has a

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018National Lok Adalat in Shopian on July 14

SHOPIAN: District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) Shopian is going to organize a National Lok Adalat on July 14 at 9:30 am here at the district court complex.
The Lok Adalat will hear cases for the amicable settlement of cases pertaining to courts of Principal District Judge, Sub Judge, CJM, Munsif, JMIC and Add. Spl. Mobile Magistrate and related to criminal compoundable offences, NI Act cases under section 138, Bank recovery, MACT cases, Matrimonial, Labour disputes cases, Electricity and water bills, Revenue cases, other civil cases etc.
Those interested to get their cases settled throug

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Lok Adalat on 14th July in Kupwara

KUPWARA: According to the Office of the Principal District and Sessions Judge Kupwara, a National Lok Adalat is being organized in district Kupwara on 14th July. In this regard seven benches have been constituted. Out of these, three benches have been constituted at District Headquarter, Kupwara; two benches would function at District Court Complex, Handwara and one Bench each from Munsiff Court Complex, Sogam and Court Complex, Tangdhar.
All the interested persons whose cases are pending and have been referred to Lok Adalat are informed to appear before the concerned Benches on 14th of July

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018DDC Pulwama visits Lassipora, inspects development works

PULWAMA: District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar, today conducted an extensive tour of Pulwama town and reviewed the progress of various ongoing developmental works.
During the tour DDC was accompanied by Joint Director Planning, ACR Pulwama, ACD Pulwama, SE PDD, Pulwama, and other officers from district administration.
During the tour, District Development Commissioner P

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Seminar on disaster management held in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: DC Office Srinagar Thursday hosted an interactive seminar on disaster management by the Vice President, Asia Programme Development, International University School of Medicine Professor Dr Ravi Jyee.
The programme was attended by officers from various departments from Budgam and Ganderbal besides the Srinagar district. The participants also included disaster management professionals from all three districts.
Dr Jyee considered as an authority on the subject gave a detailed lecture on disaster management during the session highlighting the need for administrative proactiveness and

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Restrictions under section 144 CrPc imposed in Kupwara, Trehgam

KUPWARA: According to the District Magistrate, Kupwara in order to avert any law and order situation in Kupwara town and Trehgam, it has been ordered that restrictions under Section144 of CrPC shall remain imposed in Kupwara and Trehgam tomorrow on 13th July, 2018 (Friday).

 

Thursday, July 12, 20183-day workshop on Play wrigting commences at Yusmarg

SRINAGAR: A 3-day workshop on Playwrighting in Kashmiri organized by Sahitya Academy New Delhi took off at Yusmarg today.
The workshop was inaugurated by famous theatre personality and film maker Bashir Dada.
Convener Kashmiri Advisory Board of Sahitya Academy New Delhi Dr Aziz Hajini was also present on the occasion.
Ten young playwrights of Kashmiri language representing various parts of the state are participating in the workshop.
The budding writers are being oriented by Senior theatre Directors and playwrights Shafiq Qureshi and Gulzar Ganaie.
Shabir Ahmad, a local theatre activist

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Sensitization program starts for MR vaccination campaign in Kargil

DC Kargil stresses line deptts to actively participate in MR campaign to achieve cent percent targets

KARGIL: In connection with Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination Campaign to be launched in September-October 2018 in district Kargil, a training and sensitization for all TOTs and stakeholders was held here at Conference Hall Baroo Kargil.
Executive Councilor Health, LAHDC, Kargil Mohammad Hussain was the Chief Guest while as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) LAHDC Kargil, Vikas Kundal was the Guest of Honor on the occasion.
SMO, WHO, Dr Vikram Gupta, Chief Medical Officer Kargil, Dr Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, senior officers of district administration, representatives from vari

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Weeklong training for in-service teachers of Zanskar concludes

ZANSKAR: Seven days training programme for the in-service teachers of Zanskar organized by DIET Kargil concluded today at Tourist Dak Bungalow Padum.
Sub Divisional Magistrate, Zanskar, Rakesh Sharma was the chief guest on the concluding function.
In his address, the SDM expressed hope that the trainers have gained experience by this training programme and asked them to work with utmost dedication and deliver their services promptly.
The training was attended by around 80 in-service teachers and 35 heads of the institutions.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018DC Office Ganderbal to remain open for Hajj pilgrims

GANDERBAL: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal all the intending pilgrims of Hajj/2018 of District Ganderbal are informed to collect their travel documents like Passport, Visa etc. from the office of Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal two days prior to the date of departure of their respective Hajj Flights.
The office shall remain open on 13-07-2018 as well.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Interviews for GRS, MIS Coordinators postponed in Kargil

KARGIL: According to a notice issued by the Chairman, District Level Selection Committee (ACD) LAHDC, Kargil, due to clash of interview dates for the post of Junior Assistant notified by the Deputy Director Employment and Counselling Centre Kargil vide No DDE/DSSRB/Type-Test/Jr. Astt/2018/421-30 dated 10-07-2018, the dates for interviews of the post of GRS and MIS Coordinators is hereby postponed to 21/07/2018 to 23/07/2018.
The notice reads that all the terms and condition shall remain unchanged.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Governor visits J&K Government Grievance Cell

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra visited the Government Grievance Cell at Chruch Lane, Sonwar, and held detailed discussions with the officers and staff of the Cell, particularly to dovetail its functioning with the J&K Governor’s Grievance Cell which functions at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar. Governor was accompanied by Shri B.B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor and Shri Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Gover

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Chairman LC reviews arrangements for Dalai Lama’s visit to Zanskar, Kargil

KARGIL: In view of the expected visit of Dalai Lama to Kargil district, Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali today convened a meeting with the Executive Councilors and officers of the district administration.
Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) LAHDC Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Executive Councilor for Education Advocate Muhammad Amir, Executive Councilor fo

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Speaker calls on Nitin Gadkari

Discusses road projects, seeks approval for new developmental works

NEW DELHI: Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh today met Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari to discuss various issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr Singh informed Mr Gadkari that the DPR of National Highway is almost completed on Dinga Amn – Challan – Udhampur Road. He sought the approval for construction of Tunnel near Mata

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Govt clears air on detachments in Education Department

Will ensure continuity of academic activities without any disruption: Secy Education

SRINAGAR: Dispelling the reports regarding purported disruption of the academic activity due to the detachment of staff in the Education Department, the Government today made it clear that while implementing the policy decision on detachment of government employees, it would be ensured that the academic environment in the State is not affected any way.
“Out of the total academic manpower strength of 1.32 lakh in the Education Department, just 1035 (0.78%) detachments have been ordered by virtue of the policy decision issued vide Order No: 22 of GAD dated: 06-07-2018,” said RigzianSampeal, Se

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Div Com Jammu visits JU Satellite Campus: inspects construction work

POONCH: The Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today visited Dingla where satellite campus of Jammu University is being established and inspected construction works on academic and residential blocks and girls’ hostels besides land development and fencing work.
During the visit, he directed for establishing a Sericulture centre in the campus and expeditious completion of work on academic and

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Custodian General orders demolition drive in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: A special drive for the demolition of illegal structures on the Evacuee Property land at Tengpora Bypass Srinagar was carried out today on the directions of Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, Custodian General, J&K.
A team of officers of Evacuee Property Department, Kashmir with the help of district administration and demolition quad of Srinagar Municipal Corporation besides police party of Batamaloo po

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Transparent DBT system key to safeguard farmers’ interests: Dir Agriculture

SRINAGAR: A day-long training programme of enforcement staff of the Agriculture department Kashmir was held here at Lal Mandi Srinagar.
After inaugurating the training programme Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi emphasized upon the participants to get acquainted with the latest versions and software’s in direct benefit transfer so that the proceedings could be managed in a mo

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018CB books MD International College of Aviation for cheating

SRINAGAR: Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint through CM’s Grievance cell Srinagar and Civil Aviation Department J&K Government wherein it is alleged that the students pursuing the Aviation & Hospitality Courses offered by the International College of Aviation Baghat Barzulla Srinagar are made to pay hefty amounts as the courses fee. However, the said college is not recognized/ registered with the Government.
An inquiry was initiated into the matter. During the course of which it revealed that the proprietor cum Managing Director International Collage of Aviation Nazir Ahmad has establ

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018VC LWDA convenes BOCA meeting

SRINAGAR: The 97th meeting of Building Operations Controlling Authority (BOCA) of J&K and Waterways Development Authority was held today under the chairmanship of Vice Chairman J&K Lakes and Waterways Development Authority.
Fresh and pending cases were placed before the BOCA and were approved as per the recommendations and NOCs of various departments. The meeting was attended by the members including Chief Town Planner, Kashmir.
On the occasion, Vice Chairman, LDA stressed upon the general public to not to undertake any construction in jurisdiction of LDA without seeking permission from the

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018DDC reviews functioning of Emergency Operation Centre

UDHAMPUR: District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar today visited District Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) established at district Headquarter and reviewed its functioning.
It is pertinent to mention here that EOC working 24x7 has been established by the district administration for providing immediate relief services to Sri Amarnath Yatra pilgrims as well as people of the district in ca

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018DDC inspects major development projects

Asks to prepare DPR for additional classrooms in girls’ GHSS Rajouri

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today inspected several developmental works and reviewed the physical and financial achievements of some of the key projects being executed in the district.
The projects reviewed holds significance for strengthening infrastructure in education, tourism and road sectors besides providing enhanced residential facilities for students

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Kissan Mela held at Ghandhri

RAMBAN: Department of Agriculture today organised one day Block level Kissan Mela at Ghandhri block.
More than 100 farmers were made aware about various flagship programmes and key projects of the department with the aim to double the farmers’ income by 2022.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO), K.K.Gupta informed the farmers that under PMKSY launched in 2015-16 , water harvesting structures, water lifting irrigation sets, HDPE pipes on subsidised rates are provided to the farmers with the aim to provide irrigation benefits by ensuring ‘ Har Khet ko Pani ‘ and

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018ADC Doda finalizes arrangements for Trishul Bhaint Yatra

DODA: On the directions of District Development Commissioner, Simrandeep Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pawan Kumar Parihar today chaired a meeting to finalize the arrangements for upcoming Trishul Bhaint Yatra commencing on 18th of July 2018 from Doda to Chinote temple in Bhaderwah, which is the base camp of the Annual Machail Yatra.
ACR Tariq Hussain Naik, Tehsildar Gias ul Hal, DySP H

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018DDC Ganderbal reviews progress of ongoing road projects

GANDERBAL: The District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr Piyush Singla today reviewed the pace and progress of the ongoing road projects in the District during a meeting.
The meeting took a comprehensive review of the progress of land acquisition on Pandach-Beehama Road, Gangerhama to Wayil road under NABARD and Sumbal Balla Road under CRF.
The meeting was attended by Assistant Commission

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018National Lok Adalat in Kulgam on July 14

KULGAM: According to Chairman District Legal Services Authority Kulgam, a National Lok Adalat is being held in the district court complex on July 14, 2018.
Cases pertaining to bank recovery, electricity dues, criminal compoundable offences, traffic challans, family disputes, land acquisition cases and other public utility services shall be taken up for adjudication.
The Interested litigants are informed to approach to presiding officers of the concern courts of District Kulgam where their cases are pending for disposal to refer them to the said forum by or before 14/07/2018 so as to list t

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Power Shutdown

SRINAGAR: According to the Power Controller, Kashmir Province, Srinagar, in order to carry our branch cutting and other minor repairs, shutdown of 132/33KV Grid Stations Awantipora on July 14 and Grid Station Lassipora, 132 KV ATL Ckt Ist & II on July 22, 2018 shall be taken from 9 am to 6 pm. Shut down on Grid Station Wanpoh (33KV side) on July 14, 2018 and Grid station Wanpoh on July 16 & 18, 2018 shall be taken on 9 am to 3 pm.
Also shut down on 33 KV lines of Pampore-Chadoora and Pampore-B.K. Pora shall be taken on July 14 and 16, 2018 and Rawalpora-Baghi-Mehtab onJuly 16, 2018 from 10 a

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Advisor Vijay Kumar for constituting task force to oversee youth engagement programs

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today directed to constitute a Special Task Force that will oversee the youth engagement program launched by various departments.

The task force shall be headed by Secretary Sports with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), IGP CRPF as its members. The committee will review the new plans being executed by

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Army pays tribute to soldier martyred in Kupwara encounter

Srinagar, Jul 12: The Army on Thursday paid rich tribute to a soldier, who was martyred in an encounter with militants in the woods in frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told TNN that Paratrooper (Ptr) Mukut Bihari Meena, who made the supreme sacrifice during counter militancy operations on Wednesday in Kupwara, was paid a befitting tribut

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018India to field against England in 1st ODI

Nottingham, July 12: India won the toss and elected to field against England in the first One-Day International (ODI) match at Trent Bridge here on Thursday.

For India, pacer Siddharth Kaul made his debut while England have included Dawid Malan in the team.

Squads:
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunk

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Magisterial probe ordered into death of youth in army firing in north Kashmir

Srinagar, July 12: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the killing of a youth in firing by Army patrol party in Trehgam in the frontier district of Kupwara last evening.

However, Army spokesman said troops opened fire in self defence when they came under heavy stone pelting in which five soldiers were injured.

Officials said that District Magistrate (

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Police refutes reports of torching handcarts during clashes in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 12: Jammu and Kashmir police has denied reports that handcarts of fruit vendors were set on fire by security forces during clashes on Wednesday in downtown Srinagar.

“Some media houses, including Rising Kashmir, and a few other news portals have carried a news story where they have blamed security forces for setting vendors carts ablaze in Soura,” a police spokesperson said.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Four drug peddlers held in J&K

Jammu, Jul 12: Four alleged drug peddlers were arrested and over 25 kg of poppy was seized from them in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

Harjeet Singh was arrested in Dharab, on the outskirts of Jammu city, after 20 kilograms of poppy was recovered from the oil tanker that he was driving, they said.

While, Ajit alias Jeetu and Tasreem Kumar were held in Mottey vil

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Rajnath reviews border area development programme

New Delhi, July 12: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reviewed the ongoing development programme being run in 17 states located along the international borders, an official said.

Chairing the meeting, Rajnath Singh interacted with field-level officers to review the Border Area Development Programme (BADP).

Union Ministers of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and Kiren Rijiju,

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018We have many reasons to be proud Indians: Chitrangda Singh

Mumbai, July 12: Actress-turned-producer Chitrangda Singh, gearing up for the release of her forthcoming production "Soorma", says she feels a sense of pride in being an Indian.

Chitrangda interacted with the media on the sidelines of the fifth edition of NRI of the Year Awards ceremony hosted by ICICI Bank and Times Now here on Wednesday.

"My basic identity is of an Indian. Wherever I trav

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018'Ha Gulo' revisited: Coke Studio brings musical relief to Kashmiris

Srinagar, July 12: Almost 70 years after it was written by revolutionary Kashmiri poet Mehjoor, Coke Studio's twist to a traditional folk song of love and separation has earned thousands of young admirers in the valley.

Coke Studio explorer released "Ha Gulo" (Oh Flower) on Wednesday. In less than 24 hours, it was viewed on the Youtube channel by thousands of music lovers throughout the world.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Jammu Women Cell nabs absconder after 6 years

Jammu, Jul 12: The Women Cell of Jammu Police on Thursday arrested an absconder after a gap of six years from here.

“The absconder identified as Tejinder Singh, 48, son of Sewa Singh of Nanak Nagar was evading arrest since 2011 in domestic violence case,” Kirti Sharma, Station House Officer, Women Cell here told TNN.

She said that he was wanted in FIR number 21 of 2011 under section 498-A a

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Mohan Bhagwat arrives in Gujarat ahead of RSS meeting

Vadodara, Jul 12: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat arrived in Somnath town in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat today as part of his six-day visit, during which he will attend a meeting of the organisation's office-bearers.

The annual meeting of RSS's Akhil Bharatiya Prant Pracharak will be held in Somnath town between July 15 and 17, a spokesperson of the organisation said.

After his arrival in Somna

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Three dead, seven injured in two accidents in J&K

Jammu, Jul 12: Three people were killed and seven others injured when two vehicles rolled down gorges at separate places in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi and Doda districts, police said today.

Tiku Rana (19) from Uttar Pradesh and Abhishek (22) from Punjab were killed when a load carrier skidded off a hilly road and fell into a stream near Chamayra in Reasi, an official said.

He said seven oth

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Women hangs herself at home in Bari Brahmana

SAMBA: A 21 years old women hangs herself at home at ward no 4 area of Rajeev Colony Bari Brahmana in district samba here today.

The deceased women has been identified as Pushpa Kumari (21) Wife of Gulab Chander resident of Devnehri Foolpur Allahabad at Present in Ward no 4 Bari Brahmana Samba.

According to the Police sources, the incident happened in today morning, both husband and wife li

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018EC urged to verify politicians through Aadhar Card

New Delhi, July 12: Ex- MP from Rajya Sabha Ambeth Rajan on Thursday urged the Election Commission for an effective implementation of verification of members of political parties through Aadhar Card.

In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Mr Rajan said, 'In recent years, number of claims relating to bogus members of political parties, misuse of public funds in name of bogus memb

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018England has proved itself, says coach

Moscow, July 12: Although England lost the semi-final to Croatia in the FIFA World Cup, "the whole thing is beyond where we thought we might go", coach Gareth Southgate has said.

A superb Kieran Trippier free kick gave England an early lead in their semifinal against Croatia on Wednesday before Ivan Perisic equalised with a 68th minute volley.

Mario Mandzukic then secured his team a place

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Tea production down 9.5% in May, exports up 4%

Kolkata, July 12: India's estimated tea production fell by around 9.5 per cent to 111.82 million kg in May from 123.51 million kg produced in the year-ago month, data from the Tea Board India showed on Thursday.

According to the provisional data, tea export during January-May period was up by about 4 per cent to 94 million kg as against 90.43 million kg exported in the year-ago period and in v

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Delhi to get Signature Bridge in October

New Delhi, July 12: India's first asymmetrical cable-stayed Signature bridge connecting the Outer Ring Road with Wazirabad will open by October end, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.

"The Delhi Cabinet cleared the proposal for the final payment for Signature Bridge. Ninety-six per cent of the work is already complete. Now there should be no hurdles in opening the bridge by

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Curfew in north Kashmir town after youth killed in army firing

Srinagar, July 12: The authorities on Thursday imposed curfew in a volatile north Kashmir town after a youth was killed in firing by security forces, a police officer said.

The restrictions were imposed in Trehgam and all schools and colleges shut in the border disrict of Kupwara to maintain law and order amid fear of street protests.

The authorities also suspended mobile Internet services

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018One Kerala priest accused of rape arrested

Kollam (Kerala) July 12: One of the four accused Kerala priests, Father Job Mathew involved in the sexual abuse of a parishoner has been arrested from a place near here, said police on Thursday.

The accused priest, however, denied that he has been arrested. He said he has surrendered.

Mathew was taken into custody while he was on his way to a court. He was taken to the Kollam district poli

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Unnao rape victim's family questions BJP for not taking action against chargesheeted MLA

Unnao, Jul 12: The family members of the Unnao rape and murder case victim have questioned the BJP for not sacking prime accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar from the party even after being chargesheeted by the CBI.

"The MLA's family is threatening us regularly while police is also sitting idle over more than 20 cases lodged against them as they are still the member of the ruling party in the sta

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Shah Faesal’s comments on rising incidents of rape justified: Tarigami

Srinagar, Jul 12 : Defending 2010 IAS topper Shah Faesal, who faces disciplinary action for his tweet criticising rape culture, senior CPI (M) leader Yousuf Tarigami on Thursday said every person, whatsoever his position may be, is entitled to have an opinion on social issues in a democratic setup.

“If Mr Faesal has expressed concern over the rising incidents of rape in South Asia, what is har

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Dogri, one of the languages to be spoken in Rajya Sabha, this monsoon session

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha members can speak in any of the 22 scheduled languages from the Monsoon Session starting July 18 as the Upper House is providing the facility for simultaneous interpretation in five more languages of Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani, Santhali and Sindhi.

This became possible after Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu inducted a panel of new interpreters today by awarding them c

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018PDP removes Yasir Reshi as District President Bandipore

Srinagar, July 12: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has removed Yasir Reshi as District President for Bandipore.

Party’s Chief Spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir said that the party has decided to remove Reshi from district president’s post.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Sensex jumps 272 33 points to hit fresh record high

Mumbai, July 12: The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Thursday hit a new record high, rising by 272.33 points to trade at 36,538.26.

The 50-share of National Stock Exchange (NSE) too advanced by 93.50 points to 11,041.80.

Oil stocks were in demand. Among shares of oil exploration and production (E&P) companies, Reliance Industries (up 2.28%), ONGC (up 1.01%) and Oil India

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Restrictions in Kupwara after youth dies in Army firing

Srinagar, Jul 12: Authorities on Thursday imposed restrictions in most parts of Kupwara district, where a youth was killed when the Army opened fire to disperse demonstrators, pelting stones last night.

However, a defence ministry spokesman said the Army opened fire in self defence after a mob of 40 to 50 people pelted stones on a patrol party in which five soldiers were injured.

Official s

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018J&K Police Cop among 2 held with poppy straw

Jammu, July 12: Two people, including a police personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police, were arrested on Thursday with contraband of poppy straw here on city outskirts.

"During a routine patrolling, a car was intercepted in Gangyal area and the vehicle was frisked," police here said. Two persons were arrested with 50-kg bhukki,'' police said.

They were identified as constable Farid Baksh, res

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Fresh batches of pilgrims leave Baltal, Pahalgam base camps for holy cave

Srinagar, July 12: Fresh batches of pilgrims, including women and sadhus, left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps for the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where so far over 1,34,000 yatris had paid obeisance till Thursday morning since the commencement of 60-day-long pilgrimage from June 28.

About 15,700 pilgrims paid obeisance at the cave shrine on 14th day of pilgrima

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Business, other activities remain affected in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 12: Business and other activities remained affected on Thursday in the downtown Srinagar on the second death anniversary of a local militant who was killed in an encounter in the central Kashmir district of Badgam last year.

Shops and business establishments remained closed in the downtown, including Nowhatta, Gojwara, Rajouri Kadal, Naqashband sahib and Jamia Market, on the seco

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Yatri from Maharashtra dies during Amarnath pilgrimage, toll 19

Srinagar, Jul 12: A yatri from Maharashtra died due to cardiac arrest during pilgrimage to the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, official sources said on Thursday.

They said a pilgrim identified as 52-year-old Samajeet Sarjha, resident of Maharashtra, suffered a cardiac arrest at Domail. Sarjha was immediately rushed to medical camp where he was declared brought dead.

Wi

 

Thursday, July 12, 201813 Amarnath pilgrims injured after their vehicle rams into truck near Jammu

Srinagar: Thirteen Amarnath pilgrims were injured when their vehicle rammed into a stationary truck on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway here on Thursday, a police official said.
The pilgrims were part of a convoy carrying a fresh batch of 3,419 pilgrims including 680 women and 201 ‘sadhus’ from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here to Kashmir to undertake the annual pilgrimage, the official said.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Director Vigilance calls on Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. S. J. M Gillani, Director Vigilance, met Governor N.N. Vohra, at the Civil Secretariat.

Sh. Gillani apprised Governor about the present status of the work being done by the State Vigilance Organization; the pendency of cases; reasons for delay in the finalization of enquiries and the lodging of Challans; prolonged delays for conclusion of proceedings in the Trial Courts; inadequa

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Militant killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, July 12: One militant was killed on Thursday in an ongoing gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

The unidentified militant was brought down in the Sadu Ganga forest area during an encounter with the army, Defence Ministry sources said. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from the slain terrorist.

An army commando, Sepoy Mukul Meena of 3 PARA regiment was killed in the same gu

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Mission Good Governance: Govt strictly monitoring attendance in offices

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: To ensure punctuality in Government offices including the Civil Secretariat, the General Administration Department on the instructions of the Governor had issued a circular on 21st of June, 2018, wherein, it was impressed upon all Administrative Secretaries to ensure implementation of the Biometric Attendance System in their offices, as well as subordinate departments/organizat

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Div Com Jmu reviews land acquisition process for mega projects

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma yesterday chaired a meeting to review land acquisition for public projects in Jammu and Samba districts.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, DC Samba Sushma Chauhan (through Video conference), ACR Jammu, SDMs, and Collectors besides concerned officers.

The Div Com assessed the progress being made on land ac

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Rajnath institutes five Police Medals

New Delhi, July 12: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday instituted five Police Medals to promote professionalism and excellence in service and give recognition to those security personnel doing good work in stressful environment and in difficult areas.

These five medals -- Special Operation Medal, Police Antarik Suraksha Seva Padak, Asadharan Aasuchana Kushalta Padak, Utkrisht and A

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Over 1,33,000 pilgrims visit Amarnath shrine in 14 days

Jammu, July 12: A fresh batch of 3,419 pilgrims left Jammu on Thursday for the Kashmir Valley to perform the annual Amarnath Yatra. An official said so far over 1,33,000 pilgrims have performed the yatra in the past two weeks.

"Since it began on June 28, some 1,33,481 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine," he said. On Wednesday alone, 15,696 yatris performed puja.

Of the 3,

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Jammu, Ladakh people have chance to teach lesson to BJP for betrayal: J&K Congress

Jammu, July 12: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Wednesday said that people of Jammu and Ladakh have a chance to teach a lesson to BJP for betrayal.

JKPCC Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma in a statement issued here said, ''After BJP's candid admission of its failure to carry out development of Jammu Region, the same story from Ladakh about total neglect and lack of develop

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018BJP flays Tharoor for his 'Hindu Pakistan' remark

New Delhi, July 12: BJP leaders Sambit Patra and Shobha Karandlaje on Thursday flayed senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his remarks that if the saffron party wins 2019 general elections, India will become a 'Hindu Pakistan' and said such statement only defame Hindus.

"Shameless Congress doesn’t lose any opportunity to demean India & defame the Hindus.

From ''Hindu terrorists'' to ''

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Train services resume in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 12: Train services resumed on Thursday after remaining suspended on Wednesday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike in protest against civilian killings in security force action.

All trains will run as per schedule from Baramulla in north Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region as a fresh advisory was received from police last ni

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018SAC sets ball rolling for ULB polls, rolls out mega healthcare scheme

22 DLSAs posts, improved prisons, benefits for Start-ups approved

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC), equivalent to Cabinet in popular government, has cleared a number of important policy decisions pending for a long time, in its third meeting which was held today at Raj Bhavan, besides setting into motion the process for holding elections to the Urban Local Bodies, and rolling out the flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme, benefitting 36 lakh souls in

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Commando martyred, 6-yr old among 2 civilians dead

SRINAGAR: An Indian Army commando attained martyrdom and another injured in a gunfight with terrorists in a forested area of Kupwara district on Wednesday, even as a protestor civilian was killed when security forces opened fire in a clash with stone-pelting mob near the encounter site.

The overnight encounter which was still going on at the time of writing this report had started last night w

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018No takers for Vohra’s motor-tax reform plan

J&K continues to lose huge revenue

JAMMU: The much ambitious initiative of Governor N N Vohra to affect the first major revision in state’s vehicle-taxing structure has failed to see the light of the day, even after eight months have passed, while the state continues to lose major revenue from registration of vehicles, road taxes and penalties from traffic-rule violators.

In line with the stress he has put on two important issu

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018SSPs fight over AIG Pers chair embarrassing PHQ

JAMMU: The aftermath of what was a rare stay order- the first in Governor Vohra’s fourth regime- got by a cop against his transfer has put the State Police Headquarters into a very embarrassing situation as two officers of the rank of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) are seen taking any choice to hold the office of AIG (Personnel), with verbal brawls taking place in PHQ in their bids to stake claim on the chair.

The ongoing tussle between the duo has become the talk of town, being discussed amid police and the associated spheres every now and then.

The two senior cops came face to

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Guv for action against corrupt higher level officials on priority

Asks SVO to submit monthly progress report

SRINAGAR: Rooting for launching a vigorous campaign for bringing the erring government officials to book, the Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday asked the State Vigilance Organisation to take up the cases of higher level functionaries first, while directing for a monthly progress report to be submit to him.

He made these observations during a meeting with Director Vigilance S J M Gillani, who ca

 

Thursday, July 12, 20181.33 Lakh perform Yatra in two weeks

Three more yatris die, toll 20

SRINAGAR: As many as 15696 Yatris today paid obeisance at the Holy Cave Shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the total to 1,33,481 Yatris in first 14 days of the annual pilgrimage while a fresh batch of 4,956 pilgrims left Jammu on Wednesday morning to perform the Yatra.

Two pilgrims died of cardiac arrest near the holy cave while another was killed in a road accident in Pulwa

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Dissolve LA to end uncertainty: Omar

SRINAGAR: Main Opposition National Conference today called for dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly so as to end the ‘uncertainty and speculations’ prevailing over Jammu and Kashmir.

"We have and will continue to demand dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly. National Conference believes this is necessary to end the ongoing phase of uncertainty and speculations that are adding

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Bhaderwah is new hotspot for tourists escaping sweltering heat

BHADERWAH: Known as 'mini-Kashmir' for its resemblance with 'paradise on earth', this township in Doda district of Jammu region is abuzz with activities as about 3,000 holiday makers have thronged the mesmerising valley on daily basis since the beginning of the tourism season in April.

The record number of 2.21 lakh tourist arrivals between April 15 and June 30 led the local authorities to pro

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Jawahar Tunnel tube reopens

BANIHAL: One of the two tubes of the Jawahar Tunnel along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopened today after repairs, while traffic movement on the arterial road was disrupted for several hours as incessant rains triggered mudslides and shooting stones at several places, officials said.

The repair work, carried out jointly by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and Navyug Engineering, a

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018D C Raina is J&K AG

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra today appointed D C Raina as the advocate general of Jammu and Kashmir.

"In exercise of the powers conferred under section 42 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir and in supersession of notification SRO 180 dated June 3, 2016, the Governor is pleased to appoint D C Raina, Senior Advocate as Advocate General for the State,” said an order by Department of Law, Ju

 

Thursday, July 12, 201827 political appointees demit office

SRINAGAR: Barring the Vice-Chairman of Wakf Board whose appointment is regulated by a separate act, all the others political appointees have demitted their office, 25 by way of resignations- all of them accepted by the Governor, while services of two were terminated earlier this week.

“In tune with the provisions of the Standing Operating Procedure (SoP) issued vide Govt Order No: 299-GAD of 2

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Govt clarifies on Edu Dept detachments

SRINAGAR: Dispelling the reports regarding purported disruption of the academic activity due to the detachment of staff in the Education Department, the Government today made it clear that while implementing the policy decision on detachment of government employees, it would be ensured that the academic environment in the State is not affected any way.

“Out of the total academic manpower stren

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018PDD official held for over Rs 5 Cr graft

SRINAGAR: An official of Power Development Department (PDD) was taken into custody by Crime Branch for allegedly siphoning off Rs 5.72 crore from a government account to 22 private bank accounts belonging to him and his relatives.

"Mushtaq Ahmed Malik, senior assistant in PDD, Electric Division Sumbal, has been taken into custody and is being questioned," a spokesman of the Crime Branch said.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Governor chairs 3rd SAC meeting

SRINAGAR: Governor, Shri N N Vohra on Wednesday chaired the 3rd meeting of the State Administrative Council (SAC) at Raj Bhavan.
Advisors to the Governor, Shri B B Vyas, Shri Vijay Kumar and Shri Khurshid Ahmad Ganai besides Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam attended the meeting.
The SAC deliberated upon the various proposals submitted by Administrative departments for its consideration and approval.
SAC approves exemption for Start-ups & MSEs
In a major decision having far reaching benefits for the entrepreneurs of State in general and youth in particular, the SAC approved exempti

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018SAC asks H&UDD to initiate process for ULB polls

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of the Governor, Shri N N Vohra set into motion the process for holding elections to the Urban Local Bodies in the State.
SAC directed the Housing and Urban Development Department to initiate the process of holding elections to Municipal Bodies (Municipal Corporations/Municipal Councils/Municipal Committ

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018PMRSSM: SAC rolls out major healthcare initiative

613648 families comprising 36 lakh souls to be covered in JK; State Health Agency constituted for implementation

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of the Governor, Shri N N Vohraapproved roll-out of Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission (PMRSSM) in the State.
The flagship scheme is aimed at providing assured health coverage of up to Rs 5.0 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization for 1350

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Mission Good Governance: Govt strictly monitoring attendance in offices

Digital attendance improves from 45% to 80% in Civil Secretariat

SRINAGAR: To ensure punctuality in Government offices including the Civil Secretariat, the General Administration Department on the instructions of the Governor had issued a circular on 21st of June, 2018, wherein, it was impressed upon all Administrative Secretaries to ensure implementation of the Biometric Attendance System in their offices, as well as subordinate departments/organizations. The department were instructed to install adequate number of Biometric Attendance Systems for convenience of the employees.
Consequent to the instructions, attendance in the offices has shown substantia

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Govt clears air on detachments in Education Department

Will ensure continuity of academic activities without any disruption: Secy Education

SRINAGAR: Dispelling the reports regarding purported disruption of the academic activity due to the detachment of staff in the Education Department, the Government today made it clear that while implementing the policy decision on detachment of government employees, it would be ensured that the academic environment in the State is not affected any way.
“Out of the total academic manpower strength of 1.32 lakh in the Education Department, just 1035 (0.78%) detachments have been ordered by virtue of the policy decision issued vide Order No: 22 of GAD dated: 06-07-2018,” said RigzianSampeal, Se

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Yatra moves smoothly on 14th day

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018

15,696 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave
SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, reviewed the conduct and pace of the ongoing Yatra in a meeting attended by Sh. Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer, SASB, Sh. Bhupinder Kumar, Addl. CEO, SASB and other officers of the Shrine Board.
Sh. Narula informed that consequent to the continuous spell of rains which disturbed the Yatra during the first three days and, later, on 4th and 5th of July, and caused serious damage to the Baltal-Holy Cave track, restoration work was taken up on war footing and the track c

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Speaker JK Assembly calls on PM

Discusses e-Assembly project

NEW DELHI: Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
Dr Singh informed the PM about the progress made on the ambitious e-Assembly project in J&K that has been envisaged for end-to-end computerization and digitization of the Assembly processes.
Briefing the PM on Shri Amarnathji Yatra, Dr Singh said that adequate safety and other arrangements have been put in place for the pilgrims to ensure smooth pilgrimage and necessary measures are initiated to accommodate the heavy rush of Yatris.
During the meeting, variou

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Div Com Jmu reviews land acquisition process for mega projects

Directs for speedy disbursement of compensation to owners

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting to review land acquisition for public projects in Jammu and Samba districts.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, DC Samba Sushma Chauhan (through Video conference), ACR Jammu, SDMs, and Collectors besides concerned officers.
The Div Com assessed the progress being made on land acquisitio

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Rajouri admin finalises convergence plan

Target to construct 1200 water harvesting Tanks set: DC

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz today finalised the convergence plan for 2018-19 setting a target to construct 1200 rainwater harvesting tanks across the district.
Chairing a meeting, the DC directed the concerned departments to prepare detailed project reports for implementation of convergence plan under MGNREGA.
The meeting was informed that 60 percent share under labour component of MGNREGA will be utilised in convergence with different departments for creation of durable results and maximising utilisation of funds for public benefit.
Soil Conservation, For

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Director Vigilance calls on Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. S. J. M Gillani, Director Vigilance, met Governor N.N. Vohra, at the Civil Secretariat today.
Sh. Gillani apprised Governor about the present status of the work being done by the State Vigilance Organization; the pendency of cases; reasons for delay in the finalization of enquiries and the lodging of Challans; prolonged delays for conclusion of proceedings in the Trial Courts; inad

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018ADGP CID meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. A.G Mir, ADGP CID, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Civil Secretariat today and briefed him about the work being done by his Directorate and about certain arising developments in the State.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Former Chairman PSC meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Mohd. Shafi Pandit, former Chairman, J&K Public Service Commission (PSC), called on Governor N. N. Vohra at the Civil Secretariat today.
Sh. Pandit informed Governor about the results so far achieved and the activities being presently undertaken to provide coaching to students who are preparing for the Civil Services Examination and for admission to IITs, particularly those belonging to the minority communities.
Governor urged Sh. Pandit, to vigorously continue his endeavours for promoting the prospects of youth, on all fronts.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018MLA Langate calls on Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Er. Rasheed, MLA Langate, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Civil Secretariat today.
Sh. Rasheed apprised the Governor about the development related challenges relating to his Constituency and the adjoining areas and the benefit of larger attention being devoted to accelerating programmes for enhancing connectivity and priority being given to upgrading health and educational facilities in the rural areas.
Governor appreciated Sh. Rasheed’s endeavours and urged him to particularly focus on promoting the interests of youth and ensuring against their exploitation in any manner

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Samoon reviews functioning of Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries deptts

Stresses on reducing state’s import dependency

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Asghar Hassan Samoon, today held a meeting to discuss various issues related to the functioning of the departments.
On the occasion, the Principal Secretary was informed that the department has started a process to address human resource related issues and in this regard all the vacant posts of veterinary doctors, para-vets and

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Div Com Kmr visits Hajj House, reviews arrangements

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today visited Hajj House Bemina and Airport to review the necessary arrangements being provided to the Hajj pilgrims of Kashmir division including Leh and Kargil.
In Hajj House Bemina, the Divisional Commissioner visited each section to review onspot arrangements made for the pilgrims of Hajj-2018.
He inspected boarding, loading, beddi

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Farooq Shah reviews pace of ongoing PHE, I&FC works

SRINAGAR: Secretary PHE and Irrigation & Flood Control, Farooq Ahmad Shah, today convened a meeting to review the pace of various ongoing projects being executed under the respective departments.
The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PHE Kashmir, Chief Engineer I&FC Kashmir, SEs of Kashmir region and other concerned. Chief Engineers of PHE and I&FC sectors of Jammu region along with distr

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Commissioner Secy Forest reviews functioning of State Research Institute

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, Saurabh Bhagat today reviewed the functioning of State Forest Research Institute J&K.
The meeting was attended by Director SFRI, Special Secretary (Technical) Forests, Additional Secretary (Forest) and other officers of the department.
The work programme of Capex budget, CAMPA, nursery management on scientific line

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Ensure hassle-free arrangements for Hajj-2018: Div Com to DDCs

SRINAGAR: In order to ensure smooth arrangements for Hajj-2018, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all District Development Commissioners (DDCs) of Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil to ensure hassle-free arrangements for the Hajj pilgrims in their respective districts.
The Divisional Commissioner issued this direction while reviewing the arrangements being p

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018DDC Budgam reviews progress under Capex Budget

Takes stock of execution of developmental works, implementation of Governor's decisions

BUDGAM: District Development Commissioner Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar today chaired a meeting to take stock of the developmental works being executed by various departments/agencies under approved Rs.180 crore Capex outlay for the year 2018-19.
The meeting was held at New Conference Hall Budgam where DDC also took stock of the implementation of decisions taken during the Governor’s visit to

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018DC Kargil orders inquiry after reports of toilet malfunctioning at DHK

KARGIL: Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC Kargil Vikas Kundal while expressing serious concern over the reports of malfunctioning of toilets and unauthorized parking near Casualty Block at District Hospital Kargil (DHK) today ordered an inquiry into the matter and also initiated strict action against defaulters.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Kargil to conduct an inquiry into the matter and submit a report in this regard within a week’s time.
The order in this regard was issued in a meeting held here under the chairmanship of the DC especially convened to

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Attention Shopian Haj pilgrims

SHOPIAN: Deputy Commissioner Shopian, has asked the Haj aspirants of Shopian district to collect their travel documents including passports and visa from DC Office Shopian from July 12 (Thursday).

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018DC Doda convenes introductory meeting

DODA: After assuming the office of Deputy Commissioner Doda, Simrandeep Singh today interacted with the district and sectoral officers at an introductory meeting.
The meeting was attended by ADDC Mohammad Hanief Malik, SE PMGSY, SE PWD, Executive Engineers of PDD, R&B, PHE, PMGSY, GM JKPCC, CEO, CMO besides other district officers and sectoral officers.
Simrandeep Singh, while interacting w

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Inter-zonal Volley Ball, Hand Ball, Kho-Kho tournaments conclude at Kargil

KARGIL: The Interzonal Volley Ball, Hand Ball and Kho Kho tournaments organized by the District Youth Services and Sports Department Kargil concluded at Khree Sultan Chow Sports Stadium here today.
In the finals played on the occasion, the Under 17 Kho Kho and Hand Ball matches under the Girls category were won by Kargil Zone by defeating Tai Suru Zone and Sankoo Zone respectively. Under the Boys Category also, Kargil Zone yet again emerged victorious by defeating Sankoo Zone in Hand Ball and Volley Ball matches.
Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC Kargil Vikas Kundal was the chief guest on

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018SPCB seizes banned polythene from shopping malls

JAMMU: A team of State Pollution Control Board today conducted surprise inspection in various shopping malls across the city and seized banned polythene material being used by the traders.
As per a spokesperson of the Board, J&K SPCB special Task Force headed by Regional Director SPCB Jammu, Er. J. N. Sharma confiscated the banned polythene packaging material and allied products having thickness less than 50 microns as per SRO-45 of 2017.
The PCB team raided various establishments and fined the defaulters as per the SRO issued by the government under the J&K State Non-Biodegradable M

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Div Com inspects sewage projects in Jammu city

Calls for restoring splendor of river Tawi

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today conducted an extensive tour of Jammu city and inspected the pace of work on upcoming sewerage treatment projects and preparedness of concerned departments for monsoon season.
Divisional Commissioner visited Belicharana, Krishna Nagar, Bhagwati Nagar and other places along with Joint Commissioner JMC, Rashpal Singh, Superintendent Engineer UEED, S S Rana and other officers.
During the visit, he also interacted with the shopkeepers and traders at Krishna Nagar and listened to their grievances. The shopkeepers informed the Div com that

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Div Com Kmr reviews progress for establishment of AIIMS

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review all issues related to land owners which are displaced due to the establishment of AIIMS at Awantipora, Pulwama.
The meeting was informed that the total quantum of land for the establishment of AIIMS is 1772 kanals and five marlas. The construction of the outer wall is going on however the land owners

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018DDC Rajouri inaugurates workshop on MR Vaccination Campaign

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz today inaugurated a planning and orientation workshop for effective roll out of the Measles-Rubella Vaccination campaign starting from September 1, this year.
The DDC urged health workers to work sincerely for the success of the campaign and good of the people in the district. He impressed upon the concerned to collect the basic data on area wise prevalence of the diseases in the district and plan the roll out of campaign accordingly.
In the keynote address, Dr. Suresh Gupta, CMO and Dr. Anis Rather, District Immunization Officer ga

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Under Secretaries accorded warm send-off on superannuation

SRINAGAR: A farewell party was held today at Civil Secretariat here to accord a warm send-off to Under Secretaries Fayaz Ahmad Khan, Manzoor Ahmad, and Rajni Bhat on their superannuation.
On the occasion, more than 50 Under Secretaries of Civil Secretariat (Gazetted Service-I) promotes and other officials participated in the function.
Officials present hailed the services rendered by the retire

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018First-aid training programme concludes

JAMMU: First Aid Training programme for the families of Army personnel concluded today.
The training started on Saturday the July 7, 2018 was held under the aegis of St. John Ambulance (India), Regional Centre, Jammu. A good number of family members of Army personnel took active part in the First Aid training programme. The training in the First-aid was imparted by a team of Doctors comprising Dr Ranbhushan Singh, Sr. Anesthetist, Dr Rajinder Thappa, Sr Consultant assisted by Kanchan Devi, Sup. Pharmacist and Vironica Marwah, Field Officer.
In addition, a Special Interactive session

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018World Population Day observed at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: The ‘World Population Day’ was observed today at various places in Udhampur district.
The main function was organized by District Health Society Udhampur in the premises of ANMT School with District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Ravinder Kumar as the chief guest
Other government functionaries present were Programme Officer, ICDS, Rimpi Ohri, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. K.C Dogra, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. S.D Atri, District Immunization Officer, Dr. Santosh Sharma, Medical Superintendent District Hospital, Vijay Kumar Basnotra besides Block Medical Officers of variou

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Dir Agriculture reviews implementation of farmers’ welfare schemes

JAMMU: Director Agriculture Jammu H. K. Razdan today visited Ramban and Banihal areas and reviewed the implementation of ongoing farmers’ welfare schemes and programmes in the district.
He also chaired a review meeting of officers and field functionaries at and passed on the instructions given by Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai to create awareness among the farmers with respect to various technological advances and outreach to the field to improve this vital sector.
He asked the field functionaries to create awareness regarding various ongoing farmers’ welfare schemes and program

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Rajouri: 4 PHCs found locked during night inspection of heath institutions

Disciplinary action initiated, salaries of staff withheld

RAJOURI: District Administration Rajouri has initiated disciplinary action against medical staff of four Primary health Centres (PHC)s after these were found locked during late night inspection of health institutions to check the availability of doctors and other healthcare facilities.
District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad constituted special squads of revenue officers and field staff for carrying out the inspections.
Taking serious note, the DDC ordered to withhold salaries of all employees of PHCs which were found locked and directed the Chief Medical Officer to initiate d

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Awareness camp under Ujwala Prog held at Baramulla

BARAMULLA: Hindustan Petroleum corporation Limited Jammu and Kashmir today organized an awareness cum distribution camp under Ujwala programme, as part of recently launched Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, which witnessed participation of general public, various stakeholders, civil society members, and various other concerned officers and officials.
District Development Commissioner Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash was the chief guest on the occasion.
On the occasion various features of Ujwala scheme were highlighted wherein new free LPG connections were distributed among poor rural women.
Speaking on the occasi

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018CB books PDD employee for fraud

SRINAGAR: Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint against one Mushtaq Ahmed Malik S/O late Sonaullah Malik R/O Argam Bandipora, the Senior Assistant in the office of Executive engineer, Electric Division Sumbal, who has supposedly drawn bills of the department amounting to Crores of Rupees and credited into his personal account and the accounts of his family members in different Banks.
The suspect has managed to transfer/credit an amount of Rs. 5 Crore 72 lacs and 52 thousands in his personal Account number and account numbers of his family members and earned an amount of Rs 43.82

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018LMD penalizes tile manufacturer

BARAMULLA: Legal Metrology Department Baramulla penalized a tile manufacturer with a fine of Rs. 30000 for manufacture and sale of tile packages violating labelling norms.
Earlier, a case was registered against the manufacturer by Legal Metrology Officer Sopore after the tile packages were found to be without the complete address of the manufacturer/ packer and consumer care details.
Further, the packages were found to have statutory declarations of retail sale price and date of manufacture/ packing mentioned by way of using a rubber stamp which is against the provisions of the Legal Metrol

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018NHPC organizes function on commissioning of KGHEP

BANDIPORA: NHPC today organized a function at Guest House, NHPC office complex Kralpora Bandipora on occasion of successful commission of Kishenganga Hydro Electric Project (KGHE). The project was recently commissioned by Prime Minister, Narender Modi.
DDC Bandipora Khursheed Ahmad Sanai, SSP Bandipora Sheikh Zulfikar Azad, Chief Engineer (In-Charge) and Head of power project Kishanganga Hydro Power station Khalid Umar, ACR besides officers from District administration, NHPC officials and senior citizens were present on the occasion.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018DDC Kupwara reviews progress of dev works

KUPWARA: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, today conducted an extensive tour of various areas of Handwara to get the first-hand appraisal of ongoing developmental works being executed by various agencies.
During the visit, DDC also paid a surprise visit to many government offices to check the punctuality of employees.
ADC Handwara, Muzaffar Ahmad Peer, Executive Engineer PMGSY, field functionaries and other concerned accompanied the DDC.
During the visit, DDC visited PHC Natnussa and PHC Vilgam to inspect the facilities available there and exhorted the employees t

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018DC Kargil inaugurates awareness prog on World Population Day

KARGIL: Deputy Commissioner and CEO LAHDC, Kargil Vikas Kundal today inaugurated an awareness programme organized by the Health Department here to observe World Population Day.
Chief Medical Officer Kargil Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim, DIO Dr. Mumtazmad, Gynecologist Consultant Dr. Fatima Nissa, DH Kargil, Community Health Officer, FMHWs and ASHA workers besides other concerned were present on the occasion.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the benefit of the population stabilization leads to sufficient basic amenities like land, water, power and food.
He laid emphasis on achieving the goal of

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018DDC Bandipora reviews progress under SBM

BANDIPORA: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora Khursheed Ahmad Sanai convened a meeting to review the achievements made with regard to verification and Geo-taging of Individual Household Latrines (IHHL) constructed under Swachch Bharat Mission-Grameen here today.
Assistant Commissioner Development, ACR, SDM Sumbal, DPO, Ambassadors of SBM besides all BDOs were present in the meetin

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018In conversation with Bollywood actor Rahul Roy

In conversation with Bollywood actor Rahul Roy who is visiting Jammu today for the inauguration of Talent Makers, The Acting School.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018Governor's rule: 27 political appointees demit office in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 11: Barring vice-chairman of Wakf board Nizamuddin Bhat of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), all political persons appointed during previous coalition government of PDP-BJP as chairperson, vice chairperson, deputy chairman of various Boards, Corporations, Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs) in the state have demitted office.

During the coalition government, 28 persons were engaged as

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Army commando killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, July 11: An army commando was killed and another injured on Wednesday in a gunfight between hiding militants and security forces in a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, army officials said.

Army sources said commando identified as Sepoy Mukul Meena of 3 Para Regiment was killed and another soldier injured during an ongoing gunfight in Sadu Ganga forest area of Kup

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Advisor Ganai finalizes Hajj-2018 arrangements

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today chaired a high-level meeting to finalize arrangements for annual Hajj pilgrimage 2018.

The meeting reviewed arrangements put in place for smooth conduct of Hajj pilgrimage and ensure adequate arrangements at Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia on account of accommodations and other facilities.

The meeting was attended by A

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018US envoy on three-day visit to Ladakh

Srinagar, July 11: Kenneth I. Juster, the US Ambassador to India, is presently on a three-day visit to the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The US envoy visited the Hemis Monastery and the Druk Padma Karpo school in Leh district.

Hemis Monastery is the oldest and the most prominent Monastery in the Ladakh region that is highly revered by the Buddhist and the Drukpa sects.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Strike cripples normal life in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: Normal life was on Wednesday crippled as shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in Kashmir valley due to a strike called by separatists against killing of a civilian in security force action in Shopian on Tuesday.

A police official told TNN that there was no restriction in any part of the city, including Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and downtown Sr

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Two drug peddlers held; poppy straw recovered in Baramulla

Baramulla, Jul 11: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday arrested two drug peddlers and recovered poppy straw in this north Kashmir district, a police spokesman said.

He said police in its drive against the drug menace arrested two peddlers at Kreeri in Baramulla.

He said eight kg of poppy straw were also recovered. An FIR has been registered in Police Station Kreeri and investigation taken

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018J&K Guv reviews developmental works in Leh, calls for expediting completion of ongoing projects

Srinagar, Jul 11: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra reviewed the progress of developmental works in the border district of Leh in Ladakh region and emphasised the urgent need for expeditious completion of ongoing Central Sector Schemes, particularly those which had been ongoing for more than three years.

A Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Raj Bhavan said that the Governor on Tuesday visited

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Boy killed in J&K explosion

Srinagar, July 11: A six-year-old boy was killed and four others injured on Wednesday in an accidental explosion in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.

The blast occurred when a group of boys was fiddling with some explosives in Memander village.

Saliq succumbed to his injuries in the hospital while four others were being treated. Police said the exact cause of th explosion w

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Mayawati likely to contest Lok Sabha polls

Lucknow, Jul 11: Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) president Mayawati, in a move to galvanise the party cadres and to give a strong message of resistance against the BJP, is mulling to contest the 2019 polls.

The BSP had already shown its interest for an opposition unity in UP during the Lok Sabha polls and also held a couple of rounds of talks with Samajwadi Party and other opposition outfits over sea

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Woman yatri dies, two injured in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: A woman yatri was killed and two others were injured when their vehicle met with an accident in south Kashmir on Srinagar-Jammu road on Wednesday, official sources said.

The vehicle, carrying Amarnath pilgrims from Srinagar to Jammu, collided with a school bus at Padgampora Awantipora in Pulwama district. Three pilgrims were injured in the incident and immediately rushed to h

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Motorcyclist killed, pillion rider injured in Kashmir

Baramulla, July 11: A motorcyclist was killed and his pillion mate injured in a road accident on Srinagar-Gulmarg road in this north Kashmir district, official sources said on Wednesday.

Motorcyclist Shabir Ahmad Khan and his pillion mate were injured when their vehicle skidded off the road at Varipora, Kunzar in Tangmarg. The injured were immediately rushed to hospital, where Khan succumbed.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018SF launch search, destroy operation in Bandipora woods

Srinagar, Jul 11: Security forces launched a massive Search and Destroy (S&D) operation in the woods in the north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said on Wednesday.

Troops of different security agencies launched a joint S&D operation in the vast dense forest of Bandipora following a tip-off about the presence of militants and their hideouts. The operation was started in Kotosa

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Congress in Goa suggests recording of PM's name in Guinness World of Record

Panaji, Jul 11: The Congress in Goa on Wednesday suggested that name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi be recorded in the Guinness World of Record.

In a letter written to Guinness World Records authorities, copies of which were shared with media, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) and spokesperson Sankalp Amonkar,''We are overwhelmed and extremely happy to suggest the name of India's Prime

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Let SC take decision on gay sex, says Centre

New Delhi, July 11: The Union of India, during a hearing before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, submitted a three-page affidavit stating that it has no stand as regards the decriminalisation of the gays sex, therefore it was up to the apex court to take a decision on the issue.

A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices Rohi

 

Wednesday, July 11, 20189 killed in Manipur landslide

Imphal, July 11: At least nine persons, including five children, died after a landslide hit Manipur's Tamenglong district early on Wednesday.

Among the victims were three girls and two boys, while two more children have gone missing, Adim Panmei, Chairman of State Disaster Management said.

Panmei and his team along with the police and fire fighters are searching for the two missing children

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Markets open high on Wednesday, then dip later

Mumbai, July 11: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the early morning trade session but entered the negative zone later.

The Sensex of the BSE after opening at 36,299.26 points, touched a high of 36,332.99 and a low of 36,169.70 points.

The Sensex is trading at 36,232.56 points down by 7.06 points or 0.02 per cent from its Tuesday's close at

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Karan Singh urges Modi to rename Jammu airport

Jammu, July 11: Senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rename Jammu airport after Maharaja Hari Singh.

In a letter to Modi, Singh said there has been a long-standing demand from the people of Jammu to rename the airport after Maharaja Hari Singh during whose time the airport was constructed and used by the State plane.

“I am writing to strongly

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Amarnath Yatra progressing smoothly, 4,943 pilgrims leave Jammu for Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: The annual pilgrimage was progressing smoothly to the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where over 11,800 yatris have paid obeisance since the commencement of the 60-day-long yatra from June 28 from shortest Batal and traditional Pahalgam tracks.

Meanwhile, 4,943 pilgrims, including women and sadhus, left Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu base camp in 160 vehicles ear

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Elderly man killed after fall from bus in Kashmir

Baramulla, Jul 11 : A 60-year-old man was killed when he fell from a bus on Wednesday in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said.

Ghulam Mohiuddin Gania was putting some of his baggage on top of a bus when the driver suddenly moved the vehicle at Saderkote Payeen.
Gania fell from the bus and died, they said.

Police have registered a case and initiated proceedings.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Man dies in road accident in Doda

Jammu, July 11: A man died on Wednesday when a car he was travelling in plunged into a gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"One person died on the spot at Bhata-Jodhpur road accident on Wednesday morning in Doda district when a car (JK06A-2531), on its way from Jodhpur to Doda, skidded off the road and plunged into deep gorge," police here said.

On getting information, locals immed

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Separatist-called shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, July 11: A protest shutdown called by separatists affected life adversely across the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik, called the valley-wide shutdown against the "continuing killings of civilians by the Indian security forces".

Two militants and two civilian

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Shopian encounter: Two JeM militants, civilian killed

Srinagar: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, including a Pakistani national, were today killed in an encounter while a civilian died and 20 others sustained injuries during clashes with security forces near the scene of gunbattle in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

A police spokesman said a joint patrol of the security forces launched searches in the Kundallan area of the

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Northern Army Commander meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan. The Army Commander, who has undertaken extensive tour of areas in the Valley in the past four days, shared his views and experiences with the Governor.

Raj Bhavan Spokesman recalled the Governor’s meeting with the Army Commander late last week when the Governor had called for mor

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Governor meets Dalai Lama at Leh

LEH, JULY 11: Before commencing his official engagements, soon after arrival at Leh last morning Governor N.N. Vohra called on H.H. the Dalai Lama at his residence in Jive-tsal Choglamsar. The Governor was accompanied by his Advisors, Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary Planning.

During his interactions with the Governor, and speaking about the growing tensions across the world, the Dalai

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Political leader among 14 killed in Pakistan suicide blast

Islamabad, July 11: At least 14 people, including a political leader, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up late on Tuesday in Peshawar in Pakistan, police said.

Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Barrister Haroon Bilour was among the deceased. The blast also wounded many people, Geo News reported, citing police.

The explosion occurred moments after Bilour arrived at the venue

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018JU students end hunger strike as admission tests back, VC wants to resign

Kolkata, July 11: Under pressure from protesting students and revolt by a large section of teachers, Jadavpur University authorities on Tuesday decided to bring back the admission test system for admission to six under-graduate courses, but the Vice Chancellor announced that he will resign.

The decision to admit students in the six UG courses in the humanities stream, by giving equal weightage

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Teenager commits suicide in Delhi

New Delhi, July 11: A 17-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide here by hanging himself from a ceiling fan, police said on Tuesday.

According to police, Rahul allegedly ended his life in the flat of a property dealer where he worked as a cook.

Police said they were informed about the incident on Monday evening when the property dealer, Anish, found that the door of his flat in south Delhi

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Omar Abdullah defends IAS officer who faces disciplinary action

Srinagar, July 11: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday came out in defence of Shah Faesal, the IAS officer who faces disciplinary action for his posts on social media.

The state administration department served a notice to the 2010 Indian Administrative Service exam topper after the Department of Personnel and Trainings (DoPT) asked the state to initiate action a

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Police issues notices to 21 Whatsapp group admins in Kishtwar

Jammu, July 11: Tightening noose against rumour mongers and unregistered news groups operational on social media, police on Tuesday issued notices to 21 Whatsapp group admins in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

''Noose has been tightened on Whatsapp misusers after police got an order from the District Magistrate, Kishtwar for proper registration and regulation of various Whatsapp groups

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Give J&K Panthers Party chance, donate towards party fund: Harsh

Jammu, July 11: The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party on Tuesday asked people to give them a chance and donate towards party fund.

''We are committed to take the fight for Jammu to its logical conclusion,'' Chairman of JKNPP Harsh Dev Singh told reporters here.

He appealed to the people of Jammu to give one chance to Panthers party.

''People of Jammu having pinned high hopes on t

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Train service again suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: Train service was again suspended on Wednesday for security reasons in Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike in protest against civilian killings in security force action.

All train runs from Baramulla in north Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region have been suspended for security reasons following a fresh advisory from police on Tuesday night, a sen

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Disciplinary action initiated against 2010 IAS topper

Srinagar, July 10: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday initiated disciplinary action against the 2010 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) topper, Shah Faesal.

In an official communication to Shah Faesal who is presently in the US pursuing Edward S. Mason Mid-Career post graduate course at the prestigious Harvard University, Jammu and Kashmir General Administration Department said:

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018A batch of 4,956 pilgrims left for Amarnath

Jammu, July 11: A batch of 4,956 pilgrims left Jammu on Wednesday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, police said.

The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas for the Kashmir Valley in two escorted convoys of 161 vehicles as 2,677 headed for Pahalgam and 2,279 for Baltal base camps.

So far, 1,17,785 pilgrims have performed puja at the Cave Shrine. Over 13,000 pilgrims performed it on Tuesday.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Inter School sports tourney takes off at GGHSS Bhaderwah

BHADERWAH: Inter school tournament for U/19 girls took off here at Government Girls Higher Secondary School.

With participation of around 159 girls drawn from various Higher Secondary Schools, the event will witness contests in Volleyball, Kho Kho, Kabaddi, Chess, Badminton, Carrom etc.

The tournament, organised by Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSSO) Doda, was inaugurated by