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Thursday, September 19, 2019Div Com holds Gramsabha, listens to people’s grievances at Akhnoor

Asks for promoting the historical town to attract tourists

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 19: Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma today conducted an extensive tour of Akhnoor Tehsil under public outreach programme and listened to people’s issues at a Gramsabha in Panchayat Kathar.

The Div Com also held a meeting with elected representatives of Municipal Committee and the staff where he directed for promoting the historical Akhnoor town to attract tourists.



Thursday, September 19, 2019DDC Jammu reviews progress on PDD schemes, Gole Gujral cluster village project

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 19: District Development Commissioner, Sushma Chauhan today reviewed the status of power projects aimed at to improve the power supply scenario in the district, here at a meeting of senior functionaries of Power Development Department and allied wings.

Engineers from EM&RE Wing, S&O Wing, Project Wing, Chief Planning officer beside other senior officers, attended the meeti


Thursday, September 19, 2019Kabaddi tournament concludes at Rajouri

RAJOURI SEPTEMBER 19: The two day divisional level kabaddi tournament for boys concluded today here at Palam. The valedictory function was presided over by District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad. The tournament was organised by Department of Youth Services and sports.

Over 230 players of U/14,U/17 and U/19 age group from eight districts of Jammu division, including, Poonch, Ra


Thursday, September 19, 2019Advisor Ganai chairs 16th board meeting of JKBOCWWB

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Adviser to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai chaired the 16th board meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB).
CEO/Secretary, JKBOCWWB Muzaffer Ahmad Pir gave a brief introduction about the board and members were apprised about various welfare schemes and last years performance.
The efforts of the board in incurring the exp


Thursday, September 19, 2019Combined delegation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry and All J&K Transport Welfare Association (J&K) meets Governor

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Combined delegation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry and All J&K Transport Welfare Association (J&K) led by Sh. Rajesh Gupta and Sh. S.T.S Wazir, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation requested Governor for withdrawal of 9 % and 10 % of onetime tax imposed by the J&K Government on all commercial and non commercial vehicles of J&K; reco


Thursday, September 19, 2019Central Government’s Advisory Committee constituted under Section 85 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 meets Governor

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: The Central Government’s Advisory Committee constituted under Section 85 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 comprising Chairman Sh. Sanjay Mitra and Members Sh. Arun Goyal and Sh. Giriraj Prasad, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The Members of the Committee discussed with Governor various important issues regarding distribution of


Thursday, September 19, 2019DDC Kupwara inspects construction works of GDC Bohipora, WDC Salkoot

Reviews measures taken for making Kupwara polythene free

KUPWARA, SEPTEMBER 19: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today inspected ongoing construction work of Government Degree College (GDC) Boys Bohipora, and Women’s Degree College (WDC), Salkoot coming up at an estimated cost of Rs 16.23 crore in the district.
The DDC was informed, that Rs 7.20 crore have been expended on the execution of WDC while as Rs 3.20 crore have b


Thursday, September 19, 2019FAC clears highest ever number of proposals of public importance-48 cases cleared

Chief Secretary emphasizes on close monitoring of development works in forest areas

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam in its 115th meeting held in Civil Secretariat, Srinagar cleared 48 proposals regarding use of 137 hectares of forest land for various projects of public importance in road, railway, drinking water, power and education sectors on specified terms and conditions.
It would be relevant to ment


Thursday, September 19, 2019Advisor Khan reviews working of Tribal Affairs Deptt

Directs providing adequate facilities in Tribal schools, hostels

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan Thursday directed the officers of Tribal Affairs department to pace up various developmental works, that are under progress, for the welfare of tribal people.
The Advisor made these remarks during a meeting to review the functioning of Tribal Affairs department at Civil Secretariat here.
He directed speedy execution of works, like constru


Thursday, September 19, 2019Symposium on ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ held at GDC Sunderbani

RAJOURI SEPTEMBER 19: As a part of campaign against single use plastic, a conference cum symposium on "Swachhta hi Sewa" was today organised here at Government Degree College Sunderbani.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sunderbani, Vinod Kumar Benhal was the chief Guest.
A number of students presented their views on the topic. The college students also presented a group song on Swachhta hi Sewa,


Thursday, September 19, 2019DIPR’s Cultural Wing organises symposium on “Drug De-Addiction”

Avni adjudged best speaker

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 19: Avni, a student of 11th standard, was adjudged best speaker in a symposium on “Drug De-Addiction” organized by the Cultural Wing, Department of Information & Public Relations(DIPR’s), Jammu at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Nowabad Jammu here today.
Vice Principal of the host School, Koushal Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion.
The second and


Thursday, September 19, 2019Reading room for senior citizens inaugurated at Reasi

REASI SEPTEMBER 19: District and Sessions Judge Kamlesh Pandita and Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib today inaugurated a Reading Room for senior citizens at Government Hostel of Boys Higher Secondary School, Reasi.
Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Anjum Ara, President Municipal Committee Reasi, Sudesh Puri and members besides senior and prominent citizens were present on the occ


Thursday, September 19, 2019Workshop on Swachh Survekshan-2020 organized

Mayor JMC stresses upon all stake holders to participate in mission

JAMMU SEPT 19: A day-long regional workshop regarding the Swachh Survekshan-2020 was organized by the Directorate of Urban Local Bodies under Swachh Bharat Mission in association with the Jammu Municipal Corporation at Convention Centre here today.
The workshop was inaugurated by Mayor JMC Chander Mohan Gupta while Deputy Mayor Purnima Sharma, Director Urban Local Bodies Jammu Veerji Hangloo, Co


Thursday, September 19, 2019DLSA holds awareness camp on “No plastic/Poythene usage”, “Implementation of Solid waste management”

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 19: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Jammu, Vinod Chatterji Koul and under the supervision of its Secretary, Naushad Ahmed Khan, today organised an awareness programme regarding “No plastic/Poythene usage” and “Implementation of Solid waste management by laws, 2018” at Government Girls Higher Secondary Schoo


Thursday, September 19, 2019Divisional level Inter District Volley ball tournament concludes at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER-19:- Divisional level Inter-District Volleyball tournament for boys 2019-20 in all age groups concluded here at Government Degree College Udhampur.
Around 215 boys from different districts of Jammu Division participated in the tournament.
SSP Mohan Lal ADO Outdoor, Sher-e-Kashmir Police Academy Udhampur was the chief guest while Principal of the College


Thursday, September 19, 2019DIPR organises seminar on “Protection of Children from Sexual Violence’ at Ramban

RAMBAN, September, 19: District Information Centre today organised a seminar on “J&K Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Act 2018” at Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Ramban.
The event has been organised to implement the initiative taken up by Director Information and Public Relations, Dr. Sehrish Asgar, for generating awareness among the children regarding this Ac


Thursday, September 19, 2019DIC Kathua organizes awareness programme on ‘Protection of Children from Sexual Violence’

KATHUA SEPTEMBER 19th:- With an aim to sensitize children about their rights and protection under various enactments, District Information Centre today organized an awareness programme on J&K Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Act 2018 in the premises of Gujjar & Bakkerwal Hostel here today.
District Health Officer Dr Savita Wazir, District Information Officer Kathua Parshotam Dass, As


Thursday, September 19, 2019DDC inaugurates Inter-District Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament at kishtwar

KISHTWAR SEPTEMBER 19: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana, today inaugurated two day Inter District (Divisional level) tennis ball cricket tournament of boys and girls at historic Chowgan Ground Kishtwar.
District Youth Services and Sports Officer (DYSSO) Jaffer Hussain Sheikh, Conveners, Technical Officials and Escorted officials along with students of participating schools w


Thursday, September 19, 2019DC Ramban launches 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign

RAMBAN SEPTEMBER 19: Deputy Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan, today launched 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign at Government High Secondary School to sensitize the public regarding implementation of restrictions on use of Single Use Plastic (SUP).
The event was organized by the district administration in collaboration with Judiciary and the Police department.
SSP, Anita Sharma, Secretary, District Legal


Thursday, September 19, 2019Awareness program on Drug Abuse organized at GDC Kathua

KATHUA SEPTEMBER 19: In continuation to the drive against the menace of habit forming drugs, Drug and Food Control Organization Kathua in collaboration with NSS Kathua unit organized an awareness program against Drug Abuse today at GDC Kathua.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer, was the chief guest on the occasion while SSP, Shridhar Patil was the guest of honour.
As many as, seven students


Thursday, September 19, 2019IPL registers 13.5% growth in 2019 as compared to 18.87% in 2018

Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen its growth slow down to 13.5 percent in the overall value this year, according to the Duff & Phelps IPL Brand Valuation report 2019. The league saw 18.87 percent growth in brand valuation in 2018 and in 2017 was valued at Rs 33,912.34 crore approximately.

However, there was an increase in the overall value to Rs 47,500 cr


Thursday, September 19, 2019Ronaldo looking for 'Edna', girl who gave him free burgers

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Football star Cristiano Ronaldo in his recent interview with Piers Morgan revealed about his humble background and how he and his friends begged for free burgers from McDonald's when they were 11.

"We were hungry. We had a McDonald's next to the stadium and we knocked on the door and asked if they had any burgers," Ronaldo told Morgan.

Ronaldo said that he wanted to


Thursday, September 19, 2019Sharath-Sathiyan pair enters Asian quarters

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Indias doubles pair of G. Sathiyan and A. Sharath Kamal entered the quarterfinals beating Mahfoodh Sayed Murtadha and Rashed Rashed of Bahrain 11-8, 11-6, 11-3 in the 24th ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships, at Yogyakarta on Thursday.

In the quarterfinals, to be played on Friday, the Indian duo will take on the Chinese pair of Liang Jingkun and Lin Gaoyuan.



Thursday, September 19, 2019Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar seal Tokyo Olympic berths

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhastan), Sep 19 (IANS) Ace Indian grapplers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya on Thursday secured two quotas for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after entering the semi-finals of their respective events at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships.

Punia, currently ranked World No.1, entered the semi-finals in the 65-kg weight category after beating North Korean grappler Jong Son 8-


Thursday, September 19, 2019China Open: World Champion PV Sindhu crashes out

Changzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) Newly-crowned world champion P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 badminton tournament as she went down fighting to Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong on Thursday. Fifth seeded Sindhu lost 12-21, 21-13, 21-19 in a thrilling second-round contest that lasted for almost an hour.

The Olympic silver medallist started off strongly by w


Thursday, September 19, 2019STAIRS Foundation extends "Fit India" campaign to Jharkhand

Ranchi, Sep 19 (IANS) With an aim to support Jharkhand becoming a leader in sports economy, India's premier National Sports Promotion Organisation (NSPO) STAIRS (Society for Transformation, Inclusion and Recognition through Sports) Foundation on Thursday announced its entry into this state. STAIRS' commitment towards the development & promotion of grassroots sports in the State is manifested thro


Thursday, September 19, 2019Sensex slumps 470 points, Yes Bank down 15%

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices slumped over 1 per cent on Thursday with the BSE Sensex closing 470 points lower, owing to heavy selling in oil, metal and IT stocks amidst mixed global cues.

Selling acitivity was witnessed across sectors and the key indices remained in the red throughout the day. Stock-wise, Yes Bank lost the most, by over 15 per cent.

The Sensex clos


Thursday, September 19, 2019Taj under full moon to attract many more visitors

Agra, Sep 19 (IANS) Come the next full moon in October, many more Taj Mahal lovers will be able to view the iconic 17th century monument to eternal love from a spot across the Yamuna river that has been newly developed by the authorities.

The new spot in the city's Mehtab Bagh for viewing the Taj after sunset was formally inaugurated by the Agra Additional Director General (ADG) Ajay Anand on


Thursday, September 19, 2019China to tap pork reserves over swine fever

Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China will on Thursday release pork supplies from its central reserves as it moves to tackle soaring prices and shortages caused by an outbreak of swine fever.

A state-backed body will auction 10,000 tonnes of frozen pork from its strategic reserves on Thursday, the BBC reported.

China, the world's biggest producer and consumer of pork, has struggled to control the sp


Thursday, September 19, 2019Pot-holed Agra roads put off tourists

Agra, Sep 19 (IANS) Though a new tourist season is about to begin next week, the city administration is yet to wake up to repair and clean up the roads in the city which have not only become a safety hazard but also assault the aesthetics of the Taj city.

The tourism industry leaders are alarmed at the lack of concern and general apathy towards streamlining the civic amenities vitally necessar


Thursday, September 19, 2019Paytm invests Rs 250 crore to boost its travel business

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Digital payments firm Paytm on Thursday announced to invest Rs 250 crore in its travel business over the next six months to scale up product and technology team and set up new business verticals.

According to the company, owned by One97 Communications, it has sold over 100 million tickets within just three years of operations.

"We continue to witness strong growth i


Thursday, September 19, 2019IDBI Bank okays preferential issues to LIC, Govt

Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) IDBI Bank on Thursday approved the proposal for preferential issue to the government and LIC aggregating after their infusion of Rs 4,557 crore and Rs 4,743 crore, respectively, a total capital infusion of a little over Rs 9,000 crore.

At 12.45, the IDBI Bank share price was down by 2.52 per cent at Rs 27.10.

The board of directors, at a meeting on September 19, approv


Thursday, September 19, 201923 AMU engineering students selected via campus placement

Aligarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Noida-based CINIF Technologies said on Thursday that it has selected a total of 23 final year students of B Tech, BE and Diploma in Engineering branches from the Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET) and University Polytechnic through a campus placement drive.

A senior AMU faculty attributed the successful placement


Thursday, September 19, 2019R.K.S. Bhadauria to be the next IAF chief

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, who was extensively involved in the flights of the LCA Tejas' initial prototypes and has over 4,250 hours of 26 different fighter and transport aircraft, was on Thursday named as the next chief of the Indian Air Force.

Bhadauria, presently the IAF Vice Chief, will take over on October 1, succeeding Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa


Thursday, September 19, 2019Pak's service charge for Kartarpur like 'Jazia': Punjab CM

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Sep 19 (IANS) Comparing it with 'Jazia', a tax imposed in earlier times on non-Muslims in Muslim countries, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday reiterated his demand for immediate withdrawal by Pakistan of the proposed facilitation charges on visitors to the historic Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.

Pointing out that Emperor Akbar had abolished the controversia


Thursday, September 19, 2019Gujarat HC clears land acquisition for bullet train

Ahmedabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Thursday gave full clearance to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious bullet train project as it rejected over 100 petitions filed by farmers against the land acquisition process and "inadequate" compensation.

A bench of Justice Anant Dave and Justice Biren Vaishnav declined to entertain the petitions challenging the land acquisition fo


Thursday, September 19, 2019Amarinder inspects construction work of Kartarpur corridor

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Sep 19 (IANS) With less than two months to go for the historic 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday took stock of the ongoing construction work for the Kartarpur corridor.

He also sanctioned Rs 75.23 crore for widening and strengthening major roads leading to this iconic town in Gurdaspur district.

The Chief Minist


Thursday, September 19, 201910 shortlisted writers to attend JLF's Jaipur Bookmark in Jan

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ten shortlisted writers will be invited to attend the Jaipur BookMark (JBM) January 22 to 25, 2020, that runs parallel to the JLF to "not just to undergo mentorship but also individually pitch their work to national and international experts from the industry, with a chance to even sign a book deal," the organisers said.

The selection panel will include publishers, lit


Thursday, September 19, 2019Help make Kashmir a 'paradise again': PM

Nashik (Maharashtra), Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday that the BJP government had kept its promise and integrated Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh into India, and appealed to the people to help make it "a paradise again".

"Until now, the slogan was 'Kashmir Hamara Hai' but now 'Kashmir Ko Phir Se Swarg Banana Hai' should be our motto. Let us apply the soothing balm


Thursday, September 19, 2019Jharkhand ex-Congress chief joins AAP ahead of polls

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the Assembly polls in Jharkhand, former Congress state unit chief Ajoy Kumar joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Thursday.

He quit the Congress in August, levelling serious allegations against his party colleagues. Although no official announcement has been made, the AAP may give some important role to Kumar in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state


Thursday, September 19, 2019IGP reviews security scenario in Kishtwar, Doda

KISHTWAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh reviewed security and law and order situation in the two mountainous districts of Kishtwar and Doda.

He was accompanied by Bhim Sen Tuti DIG DKR Range, Mumtaz SSP Doda, Harmeet Singh SSP Kishtwar and other Gazetted Officers.

As part of his visit, IGP Jammu went around Kishtwar City to check on ground deployment and urged th


Thursday, September 19, 2019Flew the Tejas since it's indigenously developed: Rajnath

New Delhi, Sep 19: Following his maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), fully dressed in a G-Suit in Bengaluru on Thursday, Rajnath Singh, who became the first Defence Minister to fly the aircraft, said he was thrilled with the flight and chose to fly since it was indigenously developed.

The aircraft was piloted by senior Indian Air Force (IAF) officer Air Vice Marshal N. Tiwari


Thursday, September 19, 2019Imran, Bajwa discuss Kashmir situation

Islamabad, Sep 19: Chief of the Pakistan Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed several matters including the Kashmir situation and the latters forthcoming visits to the US and Saudi Arabia.

"Latest developments in the regional environment, situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the Prime Minister's forthcoming visit to Saudi Arabia and the US to attend


Thursday, September 19, 2019Vande Bharat connecting New Delhi-Katra to debut this Navaratri

New Delhi, Sep19: Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal informed that the trial run for Vande Bharat Express between New Delhi and Katra has been completed and that the train would make its debut on the route during the festival of Navaratri which is starting on September 29.

"I am very glad to inform that modern 'Make In India' product, the second Vande Bharat Express has completed its


Thursday, September 19, 2019DDC reviews pace, progress of developmental projects in Baramulla

BARAMULLA: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo today chaired a meeting of concerned officers here to review the pace and position of various ongoing developmental projects in the district. The meeting also discussed the implementation of various developmental schemes and programmes.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Planning, CMO, engineers of various line


Thursday, September 19, 2019Awareness drive on plastic waste management held at Ganderbal

GANDERBAL: An awareness drive was conducted by Sindh Forest Division Ganderbal on the theme, “Ban on single use Plastic and its waste management” at Naranag, Ganderbal, in collaboration with Forest Protection Force, Social Forestry and State Forest Corporation of Ganderbal district.

During the drive, the locals were made aware of the ill effects of the Single Use Plastic and Polythene on the


Thursday, September 19, 2019No India talks unless J&K special status restored: Imran

Islamabad, Sep 19: Pledging to present the "Kashmir case" at the UN General Assembly "like no one ever did before", Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that there was no use talking to India unless restored Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

He made the statement at a presser on Wednesday after inaugurating the Integrated Transit Trade Management System at the Pakistan-Afghanistan bor


Thursday, September 19, 2019Delhi must know, Roshni is Rs 25K crore scam: Guv

“Development, not force, needed to wrest PoK from Pak”

JAMMU: Five days after he ordered a detailed investigation into alleged instances of cornering high-value prime land in Jammu and Srinagar cities by misusing the now-repealed the Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001, commonly known as Roshni scheme, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday revealed that the irregularities were of the tune of Rs 25,000 crore


Thursday, September 19, 201952 officers moved in biggest reshuffle after Art 370 scrap

JAMMU: In the biggest administrative reshuffle post the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the state administration on Wednesday transferred 52 officers including two IAS and 48 KAS officers, while additional charges were given to two IAS officers and a KAS officer, with immediate effect.
The reshuffling comes days before State’s bifurcation into Union Territories Jammu and Kashm


Thursday, September 19, 201915 power projects inaugurated, foundation laid for another 20

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik along with Union Minister of State for Power RK Singh inaugurated as many as 15 power projects in Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh and laid foundation of 20 more under PMDP, DDUGJY, IPDS and other Centrally Sponsored Schemes in these regions of the state that was bifurcated into two union territories on August 5.
On the occasion 3 MoUs were also signed, first among Ja


Thursday, September 19, 2019SC sets Oct 18 deadline for hearing, verdict by mid-Nov

Ayodhya Title Dispute

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set an October 18 deadline for completion of all arguments in the protracted Ram-Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute, a move that has raised the possibility of a verdict in the politically sensitive case in the middle of November.
As it offered to hear the case on Saturdays as well, the court at the same time said the parties to the dispute are f


Thursday, September 19, 2019Pak slammed for denying overflight to PM Modi's plane

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday hit out at Pakistan for denying overflight clearance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's VVIP plane for his upcoming visit to the US, saying Islamabad should reflect upon its decision to deviate from well established international practice and reconsider its "old habit" of misrepresenting the reasons for taking unilateral action.
Pakistan's denial comes days after it


Thursday, September 19, 2019Centre bans e-cigarettes

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday decided to ban e-cigarettes for which an ordinance was cleared making the production, import, export, transport, sale or advertisements of such "alternative" smoking devices a cognizable offence attracting jail term and fine.
First time violators will face a jail term of up to one year and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. For subsequent offences, a jail term of up to t


Thursday, September 19, 2019On LoC, Army takes down Pak intruder; firing on IB continues

JAMMU: Another infiltration bid by Pakistan across the Line of Control (LoC) was foiled by the Indian soldiers, killing an intruder suspected to be a BAT commando, defence sources said, even as Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday opened fire on border out posts (BoPs) along the International Border in Samba-Kathua sector on second consecutive day.
The Army on Wednesday released a video, captured using


Thursday, September 19, 2019Jitendra assures no cadre issues in transition to UTs

JAMMU: Asserting that there will be no cadre issues pertaining to IAS or any other services, Union minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said the transition of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to Union territories will be smooth.
“The mechanism that will finally evolve after due deliberations will be in the best interest of all the stakeholders,” the Union Minister of State in-charge of the Departmen


Thursday, September 19, 2019In Valley’s political vaccum, BJP triumphs with massive reachout

SRINAGAR: In last one month, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has carried out more than twenty political and mass reach out programme and events while as other political parties continues to remain defunct and their politicians detained.
The meetings were carried out by the BJP in an environment where there is hardly any space left for any sort of political activities after Centre abrogated Artic


Thursday, September 19, 20192019: 148 ultras killed in J&K, 89 from south KMR

JAMMU: Adopting fresh strategies to eliminate militancy from the State, the Jammu and Kashmir Police along with other paramilitary forces have been neutralizing 16 ultras per month on an average since January 2019.
If numbers from 2018 are added, the average goes up to 19 a month.
“Jammu and Kashmir Police has neutralized 148 militants until September this year,” a top cop associated with cou


Thursday, September 19, 201932 ‘dedicated feeders’ to overcome water shortage

JAMMU: After deliberating upon various options to meet water shortage in Jammu, the government has finally approved 32 ‘dedicated feeders’ for providing independent power supply lines to the PHE Department as the department has been facing public wrath for not providing regular water supply to different areas of Jammu.
These 32 feeders have been approved for equal number PHE Stations (tube wells


Thursday, September 19, 2019Those threatening people will be taken care of: DGP

JAMMU: Amid incidents of terrorists threatening people in Kashmir against venturing out of their homes, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Wednesday said that his men will not allow any harm to people and those who are threatening them will be taken care of and the terrorists will be neutralized.
The DGP said that majority of the drugs being pumped into Jammu and Kashmir came from


Thursday, September 19, 2019Kashmir: UN chief rules out involvement

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ruled out any direct involvement in resolving the Kashmir issue unless both India and Pakistan agreed to it.
At a news conference here, he said that his capacity for helping resolve the situation "is related to good offices and good offices can only be implemented when the parties accept it."
His statement was in line with India


Thursday, September 19, 20199 mortar shells found, defused

JAMMU: Security forces on Wednesday defused nine mortar shells fired by the Pakistan army from across the Line of Control (LoC).
Pakistani troops have been targeting civilian hamlets and forward posts along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts with small arms and mortar shelling, they said.
Nine mortar shells of 120 mm and 81 mm have been safely defused in the Balakote, Sandote and Basoni fo


Thursday, September 19, 2019Pak shown its place by Modi: HM

JAMMU: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed Pakistan its place by abrogating Article 370 and 35A and established that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India.
Shah also said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should tell people of Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana (where assembly elections are due this year), when he goes there, whether he was wit


Thursday, September 19, 2019Police remand of three Jaish ultras extended

JAMMU: The remand of the three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, who were arrested in Kathua district last Thursday, were extended by five more days on Wednesday, a senior police official said.
"The police remand of the three JeM terrorists has been extended by five more days," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kathua, Sridhar Patel told.
The terrorists were produced in a Kathua court, wh


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Rs 16.5 crore released for completing major drinking water, drainage projects in Srinagar

26 works under drainage sector and 4 works under drinking water sector to be completed before end of current fiscal

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: The government has released around 16.5 crore rupees to complete major drainage and drinking water network projects in Srinagar.
This was informed here in a meeting with concerned departments held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.
The amount released under the Special Area Development Programme or SADP 2019-20 includes


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Governor and Union MOS Power inaugurate and lay foundation stone of several power projects in J&K and Ladakh

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: Governor Satya Pal Malik and Sh. R.K. Singh, Union Minister of State, Power, New and Renewable Energy and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship inaugurated a total of 15 and laid foundation of 20 power projects under PMDP, DDUGJY, IPDS and other Centrally Sponsored Schemes in a function held at the Raj Bhavan Auditorium complex here today.
Sh. Vijay Kumar, Sh. Khurshid


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Union MoS meets Governor

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: Sh. R.K. Singh, Union Minister of State, Power, New and Renewable Energy and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Governor and Sh. Singh discussed about various major initiatives taken by the Central Govt. to augment the power infrastructure in J&K and Ladakh and ensure 100 % electrification of all households.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC Pulwama launches ‘Swachta Hi Sewa’ campaign

PULWAMA, SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah today launched a sanitation campaign “Swachta Hi Sewa” here at DC Office Complex Pulwama.
The campaign was organized by Rural Development Department in collaboration with District Administration with an aim to aware the people about cleanliness and sanitation.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC said that the a


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC Kupwara reviews working of RDD, SPMRM

'Finalise documentation process for works under 14th FC'

KUPWARA, SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today chaired meetings to review the working of Rural Development Department (RDD) and pace of work on the Shayama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission (SPMRP) which is under operation in Khumriyal cluster of Kupwara district.
The first meeting discussed progress registered under 1st and 2nd phase of 14th Finance Com


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC Ganderbal holds public darbar at Shallabugh

GANDERBAL, SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali khan today conducted public outreach programme at Shallabugh, where he listened to the grievances of the public.
DDC was accompanied by ADDC, Shafqat Iqbal, ADC, Showkat Ahmad, ASP Ganderbal, Fayaz Hussain, besides other administrative officials.
During redressal camp, issues regarding road connectivity, water su


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC reviews pace, progress of developmental projects in Baramulla

BARAMULLA, SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo today chaired a meeting of concerned officers here to review the pace and position of various ongoing developmental projects in the district. The meeting also discussed the implementation of various developmental schemes and programmes.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Planning, CMO, engineers of v


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Commissioner FDA reviews functioning of department

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration, Vinod Sharma today reviewed functioning of both the wings of the department viz, Food and Drug.
With regard to expiry of License/Registration of Food Business Operators (FBOs), it was decided that FBOs will deposit the fee into the Account of the department and will complete the other formalities on the restoration of internet.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Awareness drive on plastic waste management held at Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, SEPTEMBER 18: An awareness drive was conducted by Sindh Forest Division Ganderbal on the theme, “Ban on single use Plastic and its waste management” at Naranag, Ganderbal, in collaboration with Forest Protection Force, Social Forestry and State Forest Corporation of Ganderbal district.
During the drive, the locals were made aware of the ill effects of the Single Use Plastic and Polyt


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Samoon reviews progress of languishing projects of AHD dept

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon today reviewed progress of various languishing projects of the departments.
The meeting was attended by Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir Abdul Salam Mir, Director Finance Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department Zahoor Ahmed Wani, Director Planning, District officers of the Kashmir division


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Fish farmers learn Hatchery Management skills at 3-day training programme

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 18: Fish Farmers of Jammu region were acquainted with the "Fish Hatchery Management" skills during a three day long training programme conducted by Regional Fish Farmers Development Agency under N F D B-HRD action plan 2019-20.

The programme was organized under the supervision of Chief Project Officer Fisheries, RFFDA, Ghoumanhasan, Gopal Krishan and attended by 50 progressive


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC Jammu reviews functioning of PHE Department

Seeks effective steps to meet water shortage in Jammu city

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner, Jammu, Sushma Chauhan today reviewed the functioning of PHE Department and asked for fast pacing the ongoing projects.

Detailed discussions were held regarding the schemes like National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), Schemes under NABARD, Water Supply Schemes, State Sector Scheme, state and district capex budget and languishing p


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Div Com reviews availability, supply of construction material in Jammu division

Asks departments to share requirements

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 18: Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting of Deputy Commissioners to review the availability and supply of construction material in the districts of Jammu division.

The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer, PMGSY, Chief Engineer, I&FC, Director Rural Development, Joint Director, Geology and Mining department besides senior functionaries of PWD, JKPCC,G


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Rajouri: Rs 9.47 lakh compensation provided under SDRF

RAJOURI SEPTEMBER 18: District Administration Rajouri has provided Rs 9.47 Lakh as compensation for damages to property due to natural calamities like flash floods, landslides, etc during the year 2019-20.
District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad sanctioned the funds in favour of 10 cases of damages to houses, cattle sheds and other structures in the year 2019-20.
The DDC said th


Wednesday, September 18, 2019BBBP campaign: Awareness programme organised at Rajouri

RAJOURI SEPTTEMBER 18: An awareness programme on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) campaign was held today here at Government Girls Model Higher Secondary School.
Nodal officer Beti Bachao,Beti Padhao, Bilal Rashid Mir supervised the event held in association with MSK Rajouri.
Kuldeep Raj Gupta, a renowned social worker was the chief guest.
In his address, Gupta said that nowadays girls are


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 18: As per Executive Engineer elect. M&RE Division-II Gandhi Nagar Jammu, to carry out development works, the power supply to Gulmurg Colony will remain affected on September 19, 21, 23, 24, 25 and 26 from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Gulmurg Colony will remain affected on September 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, and 26 from 3 pm to 6 pm.
Likewise, the power supply to


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Kansal inspects pace of work on upcoming Govt quarters at Jammu

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 18- Principal Secretary Planning Rohit Kansal today visited Government quarters Ahata Amar Singh, Sarwal Housing Colony and Muthi to take stock of ongoing construction work of government quarters besides repair and renovation works. He also visited 3 BHK flats at Muthi and inspected the ongoing works, which are nearing completion.
He was accompanied by Deputy Director Estates De


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Over 1000 students participate in anti- plastic rally at Nowshera

RAJOURI SEPTEMBER 18: Over a thousand students today participated in a rally at Nowshera town to spread the message of Swachhta hi Sewa and create mass awareness about ill-effects of indiscriminate use of plastic.
The rally was flagged off by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Sukhdev Singh Samyal in presence of Tehsildar, Babu Ram, Principals of Boys Higher secondary and Girls Higher secondary


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DDC Ramban chairs DLRC meeting

Asks bankers to meet priority sector lending targets

RAMBAN SEPTEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ramban, Nazim Zai Khan today reviewed Credit Debit (CD) ratio of banks here at a District Level Review Committee (DLRC).
The meeting was attended by manager RBI, Rahul Sharma, CPO, Dr. Kasturi Lal, Lead District Manager, Shkeel Ahmed Bhat, Director RSETI Subash Chander, DGM-NABARD, Arushi Sharma, CAO, CHO,GM DIC, AD


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Nukkad Natak, cleanliness drives organized in Reasi

REASI, SEPTEMBER 18: As a part of Sawachta hi Seva 2019, a series of awareness activities are being held across this district.
An awareness camp was organised today here at Government Higher Secondary Panthal.
The camp focused on the motivating young generation to shun single use plastic and collection and disposal of plastic waste.
Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Indu Kanwal Chib, DPO Reasi Parvin


Wednesday, September 18, 2019CVC chairs meeting of District Vigilance Officers

Calls for quality disposal of complaints

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 18: A meeting of District Vigilance Officers (DVOs) of Jammu Division was chaired by P.L Gupta, Chief Vigilance Commissioner, J&K, today here at State Vigilance Commission.
Gazzanfer Hussain, Vigilance Commissioner, Anand Jain, Director Anti-Corruption Bureau, Pardeep Kumar, Secretary, State Vigilance Commission and District Vigilance Officers (Addl Dy. Commissioners) of Jammu D


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Kuldeep & Nadeem put South Africa 'A' on the mat

Mysuru, Sep 18 (IANS) India 'A' spinners have put South Africa 'A' on the mat as the visitors ended the second day of the unofficial test on 159/5 on Wednesday -- still trailing by 258 runs with just five wickets in the bag.

Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav (2/51) and left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem (2/41) took two wickets each as Proteas skipper Aiden Markram waged a lone battle to remain unbeat


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Steve Smith best since Don Bradman: Coach

Brisbane, Sep 18 (IANS) Steve Smiths formative coach Trent Woodhill feels that if the star Australian was playing for India, his technique would not be the focus of discussion as much as it is in Australia.

"If Steven was Indian, his technique and mechanics and the strategy around his batting would just be accepted," Woodhill was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo.

"We see Kohli, Gavaskar, (R


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Indian men finish fifth, win gold in 1st Division

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian men's team finished fifth, its best ever results, after beating Hong Kong 3-1 in the ongoing 24th ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships at Yogyakarta on Wednesday. Concurrently, they also won gold in the 1st Division when they blanked Iran 3-0.

In the classification match for the fifth position, India tried out a new opening with A. Sharath Kamal who, after


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Panghal, Kaushik assure India of medals at Boxing Worlds

Yekaterinburg (Russia), Sep 18 (IANS) India's Manish Kaushik (63kg) and Amit Panghal (52kg) on Wednesday reached the semi-finals in their respective weight categories and thus assured themselves of a medal each at the ongoing men's World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

India have won only four medals in the history of the Worlds thus far and this will be the first time that more


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Kapil Dev to star in golf tournament in Pune

Pune, Sep 18 (IANS) The first season of the annual AVT Champions Tour Golf will see the commencement of the third leg of the tour at the Par 72 - 6700 Yards course of the Oxford Golf Resort in Pune on September 19-20. The AVT Champions Tour, co-sponsored by Incredible India, holds the unique distinction of being the only golf tour catering to 50 years old or above senior golfers in India.



Wednesday, September 18, 2019China Open: Sindhu, Sai Praneeth through to 2nd round

Changzhou (China), Sep 18 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday cruised to the second round of the 2019 China Open with a straight-game win over Chinese Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui. In a match that lasted 34 minutes, Sindhu beat Li Xuerui 21-18, 21-12 to reach the second round where she will face either Thailand's Pompawee Chonchuwong or Canada's Michelle Li.

Sindhu took a four-point lead first


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Power Sportz bags international excellence award in Dubai

Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) In recognition of its work in the field of digital journalism, a web-based sports channel from India, Power Sportz, has become one of the winners of the "India International Excellence Awards".

Launched by former President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on September 10, the award distribution event took place in Dubai on September 14 amid the presence of a galaxy of Bollywo


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Vinesh Phogat secures quota for Tokyo Olympics

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhastan), Sep 18 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday became the first Indian wrestler to secure an Olympic quota for the 2020 Tokyo Games after winning both her matches in the repechage round of the 53-kg weight category at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships.

Vinesh first defeated former World Championships bronze medallist Yuliya Khalvadzhy of U


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Congressmen urge Trump to restore India as GSP beneficiary

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A group of 44 influential US Congressmen has urged the Donald Trump administration to reinstate India as a beneficiary nation under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade programme.

The US administration had terminated India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the GSP in June.

In a letter to Robert Lighthizer, US Trade Representative,


Wednesday, September 18, 2019CITU continues strike against Muthoot Finance

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) The third round of conciliatory talks to end the over month-long strike called by a small section of employees of Muthoot Finance, a leading non-banking financial company, failed to break the deadlock on Wednesday as the rival parties stood their ground.

The strike is supported by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-backed Centre for Indian Trade Unio


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Married CEOs more likely to support hiring of women

New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Organisations led by married CEOs are more likely to support hiring and promotion of women, minorities and disabled employees, new research has found.

Married men in the top leadership jobs typically have greater concern for their employees' well-being, and are more accepting of diverse employees, than are their non-married peers, showed the findings published in the Jo


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Air Asia to introduce flights from Tripura

Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) After introducing flights from Guwahati (Assam) and Imphal (Manipur), low-cost carrier Air Asia will start operations from another northeastern state - Agartala (Tripura) - from next month, an AAI official said on Wednesday.

"The Bengaluru-headquartered Air Asia got the initial approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to operate few flights from Tripura c


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Samsung launches 2 new Galaxy M smartphones

Gurugram, Sep 18 (IANS) Targeting millennials and the Gen Z population ahead of the Dussehra and Diwali shopping spree, Samsung on Wednesday launched two new Galaxy M smartphones - Galaxy M30s and M10s.

These two phones join the four existing smartphones in the Galaxy M line -- M10, M20, M30 and M40.

While the Galaxy M10s with 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage starts at Rs 8,999, the Galax


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Shah flags off Jan Ashirvad Yatra in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah flagged off the Jan Ashirvad Yatra to seek peoples' mandate in the Assembly polls, scheduled in November-December, in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand, here on Wednesday.

After worshipping Goddess Kali, Shah flagged off the yatra in this Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) stronghold and appealed people to


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Himachal aims 100 pc transition to e-vehicles by 2030

Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is aiming to achieve 100 per cent transition to electric vehicles by 2030 in alignment with the United Nation's sustainable development goals, an official said on Wednesday.

A meeting to frame the draft for the Himachal Pradesh Electric Vehicle Policy 2019 was held here, chaired by Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi.

Baldi said that the vision of the polic


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Amit Shah to address NRC convention in Kolkata on Oct 1

Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address a citizens convention here on October 1 in his first trip to West Bengal after joining the union cabinet, a senior party leader said.

Shah would also attend a few party meetings during his visit, his first after the Lok Sabha polls where the BJP came up with an impressive performance in the state.

Shah is al


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Govt bans e-cigarettes, ordinance likely by evening

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Hookah bars and e-cigarettes would now be out of reach for all with the Union cabinet clearing an ordinance to ban electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).

With the promulgation of the ordinance, production, sale, distribution, import or even advertisement of ENDS would attract penalty up to Rs 5 lakh and 3-year-jail or both for repeat offence.

After the cabinet


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Congress alleges govt misusing LIC funds

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress party continued its tirade against the government on economic issues. In a fresh attack on the government, the party has alleged that current the government is misusing LIC funds.

Congress leader Ajay Maken said that government has used around Rs 30,000 crore to bail out IDBI. Maken referred to a report from SBI and RBI.

Maken has alleged that in 2018,


Wednesday, September 18, 2019BJP attacks Digvijaya Singh for saffron clad rapist remark

Bhopal, Sep 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh was embroiled in a fresh controversy after he said here that some people wearing saffron robes are involved in rape cases. The BJP has taken strong exception to Singh's statement.

Singh was speaking at a convention of sadhus in Bhopal on Tuesday where he said, "In saffron robes, people are selling churan (a kind of powder), rapes are


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Savarkar as PM could have averted partition: Sena

Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) In a pre-election swipe, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said Pakistan would not have been created if the Hindutva protagonist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar had become the Prime Minister during partition.

Reiterating his demand for conferring Bharat Ratna on Savarkar, Thackeray said while the contributions of both Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for the nation'


Wednesday, September 18, 2019PM Modi 'touched' by Anupam Kher's mother's wish on b'day

New Delhi, Sep 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received wishes from around the globe on his 69th birthday on Tuesday. Among the numerous wishes one that particularly touched Modi ji was one coming from veteran actor Anupam Kher and his mother.

The actor on Tuesday took to social media and posted a video in which he along with his mother can be seen wishing the Prime Minister on his birthday.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019PM showed Pak its place by abrogating Article 370, 35A: Shah

Jamtara (Jharkhand), Sep 18: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed Pakistan its place by abrogating Article 370 and 35A.

Shah also said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should clarify whether he is in favour of the Centre's decision on Article 370.

"By abrogating Article 370, Modi ji (Narendra Modi) showed Pakistan its place, and established that K


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Terror groups sealing shops, pasting threatening posters a regular feature in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 18: Incidents of terrorists sealing shops and posters, both handwritten and typed, being pasted in markets, mosques and other areas with do and don't diktats have become a regular feature in Kashmir Valley, say officials.

There have also been instances of armed militants walking into shops to warn owners to keep shutters down and barging into Jammu and Kashmir Bank branches in so


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Pak targets border outposts in Samba-Kathua sector

Jammu, Sept 18: Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday opened fire on border out posts (BoPs) along the International Border in Samba-Kathua sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior BSF officer said.

The Rangers fired from small arms on BoPs in Hirangar and Samba sectors from 0900 hours to 1100 hours, the officer told PTI.

BSF troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan retaliated, resulting in exchan


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Pakistan urges international community to take note of India's aggressive posturing to retake PoK

Islamabad, Sep 18: Pakistan has urged the international community to take note of India's aggressive posturing about taking "physical jurisdiction" of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, warning that such "belligerent" statements have the potential to further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace in the region.

Pakistan's statement came hours after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar asse


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Plea on restoring internet facilities in J&K hospitals in SC

New Delhi, Sep 18: A plea seeking directions to the Centre for restoration of internet facilities in hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir was mentioned for early hearing before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

A bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana asked the Registry to send the matter before Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

The plea was filed by Sameer Kaul, a renowned doctor from Delhi and National Co


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Rajnath gives a green signal to writing of India's border history

New Delhi, Sep 18: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has given approval for initiating work of writing the history of the country's borders.

'Mr Singh held a meeting with eminent personalities of Indian Council of Historical Research and officials of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Directorate General of Archives, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Def


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Army takes down Pak intruder near LoC

New Delhi, Sep 18: An infiltration bid by Pakistan across the Line of Control (LoC) was foiled by the Indian soldiers on the intervening night of September 12 and 13, when they also killed an intruder suspected to be a BAT commando, defence sources said.

The Army on Wednesday released a video of the incident, captured using a hand-held thermal imager.

Security agencies suspect the intruder


Wednesday, September 18, 2019CEC Kargil reviews pace of progress on dev works, listens to people’s developmental issues during Silmoo Batalik tour

KARGIL: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan along with Executive Councillor for Works Aga Syed Abbass Razvi and Executive Councillor for Tourism Er Phunsog Tashi today laid the foundation stone of the raising works of the 2nd storey of the existing building of Higher Secondary School Silmoo being constructed at a cost of Rs 79.61 lacs under District Plan beside


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Udhampur DDC reviews implementation of PM–Kisan Yojana

UDHAMPUR: To review the achievement made in the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Yojana, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla today chaired a meeting of the concerned officers.

The DDC reviewed the Status of Data punching, Aadhar linking of bank accounts of farmers, Transfer of funds through DBT, Pendency of transfer of funds and details of rejection cases.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Rahul Gandhi's missing act

New Delhi, Sep 18: Ever since his mother Sonia Gandhi was elected as interim Congress president over a month ago, former party chief Rahul Gandhi has been missing from action.

Rahul quit the post of Congress president after the party's severe poll debacle and refused to reconsider his decision, despite being persuaded.

In his resignation letter, he had said no Gandhi should take over as th


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Congress hit by desertions

New Delhi, Sep 18: Following its dismal performance in the last Lok Sabha elections, the Congress has witnessed a severe crisis as many of the party leaders, including MLAs and MPs, have deserted the party and cost it its government in Karnataka.

The issue of exodus from the party figured at a meeting Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi had with party general secretaries, states' in-charg


Wednesday, September 18, 2019With over a dozen unique products in its kitty, Jammu still yearns for GI tag

Bhaderwahi Rajma, Kud Patisa, RS Pura Basmati, Jammu Anardana, Jammu Black Morels (Gucchi), Jammu Chikri wood work, Rajouri Darhal, Udhampur Kaladi, Paddar Sapphire, Basohli Pashmina Shawls, Basohli Paintings, Samba Calicos, White Honey of Doda, Kishtwar, Udhampur

JAMMU: The State of Jammu and Kashmir might boast of many unique products from its indigenous pool, however


Wednesday, September 18, 2019On 69th birthday… Patel in backdrop, Modi talks Kashmir

Attributes J&K decision to Patel, says 370 repeal fulfilled his dream

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir certainly looks to be on top of Prime Minister's mind, as he basked in the glory of the recent abrogation of Article 370 ending special powers to State, even on his birthday, while resurrecting Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's vision.
Standing in vicinity of the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat, Modi who turned 69 today, said, "Country is witnessing fulfilment of Sardar Patel's d


Wednesday, September 18, 2019PoK India’s, will have physical authority over it one day: EAM

‘No talks on Article 370 with Pak, only on terror’

JAMMU: India on Tuesday asserted that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is its territory and it expects to have "physical jurisdiction" over PoK one day even as it stated that revocation of Article 370 was a purely internal affair which it would not discuss with Pakistan.
Virtually ruling out talks with Pakistan on Kashmir, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, addressing his first press conference o


Wednesday, September 18, 2019No compromise on security: Shah

JAMMU: Terming the scrapping of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir as a significant step towards the motto of 'Akhand Bharat' (united India), Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the Modi government will not tolerate any breach of India's territory and is ready to deal with any such acts strongly.
Shah also asserted that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been peaceful ev


Wednesday, September 18, 2019J&K detentions to create Pol vaccum: RaGa

NEW DELHI: A day after the Jammu and Kashmir administration applied provisions under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) against former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to remove nationalist leaders to create political vaccum that will be filled by terrorists.
He also demanded the release of Abdulla


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Unauthorised diversion, parking of funds irk govt; anguished circular issued

JAMMU: Taking a strong note of unauthorised parking of government funds with officers and irregular diversion of unutilised funds, the Jammu and Kashmir Finance department on Tuesday instructed the administrative secretaries to ensure that all such receipts be remitted into the respective treasuries immediately.
The anguished circular issued also directed the administrative secretaries to report


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Kashmiris not terrorists, foreigners; listen to our voices too: MY Tarigami

‘Whatever happening in Valley isn't in country's interest’

JAMMU: Describing the present situation as ‘horrible times’, CPI(M) leader from Kashmir Mohd Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday criticised the Centre for detaining former chief minister Farooq Abdullah under PSA, while asserting that people like him and Abdullah ‘are not terrorists’ and neither are they ‘any foreigners’.
“It is an appeal of a Kashmiri, a Hindustani. Please listen to us too,” Tarigami sa


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Farooq’s day one under PSA: Meeting sister, daughter; reading newspapers

SRINAGAR: A day after he was slapped with the stringent Public Safety Act, former chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday met his sister and daughter and spent time reading newspapers.
The action against 81-year-old Abdullah, who is also a five-time parliament member, was taken by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday.
The order was issued by the Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar at 1


Wednesday, September 18, 2019‘Repressive, sad, unfortunate’: NC

JAMMU: Strongly condemning the detention of party president Farooq Abdullah under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), the National Conference on Tuesday described the "repressive act" as "yet another assault on the democratic polity and ethos" of the world's largest democracy.
"What could be the lowest depth of the political bankruptcy of the present ruling dispensation than slapping of PSA o


Wednesday, September 18, 2019‘Dormant routes used by Pak for infiltration’

SRINAGAR: Dormant routes have been used by the Pakistani army to infiltrate nearly 60 terrorists since the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status, officials said on Tuesday.
This assessment comes amid intelligence inputs that there has been a surge in infiltration from across the border through higher reaches north Kashmir and Poonch and Rajouri of Jammu region, they said.
There was,


Wednesday, September 18, 2019J&K terror graph on decline: DGP

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said elements across the border are consistently trying to foment trouble in the state but the security forces are efficient enough to tackle them.
Singh made the statement in Kishtwar district of Jammu region, where terrorists struck four times over the past 10 months, killing four persons including two senior leaders of the RSS and


Wednesday, September 18, 2019DCs asked to hold 1 gram sabha in J&K panchayat by Sep 30

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday called for holding at least one gram sabha meeting in every panchayat by September 30 to generate awareness on the campaign to ban single-use plastic, an official spokesperson said.
Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam chaired a video-conference with the deputy commissioners (DCs) of the Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh divisions to review the prepar


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Lawyers boycott court of J. Bindal

JAMMU: Alleging adverse attitude towards advocates, Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Jammu (JKHCBAJ) has decided to boycott the court of Justice Rajesh Bindal from Tuesday.
In this regard, the resolution was passed in a meeting of the executive committee and special invitees of the JKHCBAJ, which was held under the chairmanship of Advocate of Abhinav Sharma, President of the associa


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Leh to get a sports academy

NEW DELHI: Union minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday announced that a cricket and sports academy will be set up in Ladakh to ensure that talented athletes of the region get the required training to excel.
According to a statement from his office, Thakur also joined Army personnel in Leh to carry out a cleanliness drive to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 69th birthday.
He said people must beco


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Militants set afire elderly man's car for defying ‘bandh’

SRINAGAR: Militants set ablaze an elderly man's car in the Sopore district on Tuesday for defying the bandh (shutdown) call by them in the Valley.
A case has been registered in the Warpora police station of Sopore.
According to the police and security agencies, Bashir Ahmed Khan had ventured out on Tuesday morning for some personal work when he was intercepted by four militants near Warpora.


Wednesday, September 18, 201925 injured in Kishtwar road mishap

JAMMU: At least 25 people were injured when a private bus skidded off a road in the hilly Kishtwar district on Tuesday.
The accident took place near Banderkote around 1.50 pm when the driver of the bus, which was on its way to Chingam village from Jammu, lost control while negotiating a curve, a police official said.
He said the vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down several metres before


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Army chief visits Ladakh

JAMMU:The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat visited Leh belt of Ladakh sector on Tuesday and interacted with members of the 15th Finance Commission, officials said.
Gen Rawat visited headquarters of the Fire & Fury (14th) Corps and interacted with N K Singh, chairman and other members of the 15th Finance Commission, they said.
The Finance Commission team is in Ladakh Sector as part


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Pak resorts to firing along IB in Samba, Kathua

JAMMU: After keeping the Line of Control active for more than a month now, the Pakistani forces have now unleashed "unprecedented" cross-border firing along the International Border (IB), only to be retaliated strongly by Indian Army.
“Pakistan Rangers on Tuesday violated ceasefire and resorted to small arms firing in forward areas along the IB in Samba and Kathua districts,” Border Security For


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DC Kishtwar flags off Swacchta Rath, awareness rally on ‘Plastic Waste Management’

Kishtwar, September 17: As part of nationwide ‘Swacchta Hi Seva 2019’ campaign, an awareness rally and Swacchta Rath on "Plastic Waste Management Campaign" was today flagged off by District Development Commissioner (DDC), Angrez Singh Rana, here.
The campaign features Swacchta activities like pledges, cleanliness drive, debates and pamphlet distribution for awareness generation about harmf


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Kathua admin sends rescued children to native place

Kathua, September 17:- District Administration Kathua has sent 12 children including 2 girls forced in Child labour here to their native place.
On the directions of Child Welfare Committee Kathua and Childline Kathua, the rescued children lodged at Bal Ashram Kathua were sent to Utter Dinajpur, West Bengal-their native place with the support of Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer and SSP,


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DC Samba inspects proposed site for Medicity

Samba, September 17: District development Commissioner Samba, Rohit khajuria today inspected the proposed land site at Vijaypur for Medicity.
Accompanied by additional deputy commissioner Vikas Gupta, the District development commissioner was appraised regarding the upcoming project of Medicity in the city. It was informed that a total of 380 kanal 13 marlas of land has been identified at


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DDC Rajouri inspects progress on Kheora Stadium

Rajouri, September 17: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today inspected the developmental works and reviewed the physical progress of major projects being executed in the border district.
The DDC was accompanied by the EXN PWD Mohd Zubair,AEE PWD, Mohd Sarwar officers of the other departments.
The DDC inspected the progress of work at sports stadium Kheora and the site f


Tuesday, September 17, 2019“Swachch hi Seva” campaign in full swing across Udhampur district

UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER 17- To aware general public about the ill effects of plastic and ban on single use of plastic, Udhampur administration is organizing series of programmes under the “Swachchta Hi Seva” campaign in different parts of the district.
The awareness programmes being organized by Education and other departments include essay writing competition, slogan writing competition, pai


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Udhampur DDC reviews implementation of PM–Kisan Yojana

UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER17: To review the achievement made in the Pradhan Mantri Kissan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Yojana, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla today chaired a meeting of the concerned officers.
The DDC reviewed the Status of Data punching, Aadhar linking of bank accounts of farmers, Transfer of funds through DBT, Pendency of transfer of funds and details of rejecti


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DDC meets members of BS&G Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER 17: District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla today met with the members of Bharat Scouts and Guides unit Udhampur to know about its activities.
District Commissioner, J&K Bharat Scouts and Guide Ashok Kumar informed that around 1000 Scouts and guides have been registered in different government as well as private educational institutions of the dis


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 17: In order to carry out various upgradation/repair works, the power supply to Part of Shastri Nagar, Digiana, Rani Talab, Sanjay Nagar, Gangyal and their adjoining areas fed from DG-1, DG-2, DG-3, SN-3 and N-8 feeders shall remain affected on September 18 from 06 am to 11 am.
Similarly, the power supply to Part of Shastri Nagar, Nai Basti, Ashok Nagar, Satwari, Hazipura and


Tuesday, September 17, 2019CEC Kargil reviews pace of progress on dev works, listens to people’s developmental issues during Silmoo Batalik tour

Lays foundation stone of expansion of school building at Silmoo, 11 KV transmission line at Barchay

KARGIL SEPTEMBER 17:- Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan along with Executive Councillor for Works Aga Syed Abbass Razvi and Executive Councillor for Tourism Er Phunsog Tashi today laid the foundation stone of the raising works of the 2nd storey of the existing building of Higher Secondary School Silmoo being constructed at a cost of Rs 79.61 lacs under Distri


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Degree College Kargil, National Academy of Sciences, Jammu Chapter organize International Year of Periodic Table

KARGIL, SEPTEMBER 17:- The two day events organized in connection with the International Year of Periodic Table of Chemical Elements organized by the Department of Chemistry, Government Degree College Kargil in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences, Jammu Chapter culminated today at Degree College premises, Kargil.
The aim of the events was to enhance the understanding and apprecia


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Div Com inspects sewerage, AMRUT projects in Jammu city

Asks for development of Sabzi Mandi Parade

Jammu, September 17: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today conducted extensive tour of Jammu city to inspect progress on sewerage, drainage and AMRUT projects being executed by various departments.
The Div Com was accompanied by Joint Commissioner JMC, senior functionaries of UEED, NBCC, ERA and other concerned officers.
During the tour, he visited Gandhi Nagar area and directed the conc


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Chief Secretary reviews issues of public importance

Impresses upon DCs to give renewed push to the timely execution of development works and reducing use of single use plastic

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER, 17: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a video conference with Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh divisions to review the preparations for upcoming Block Development Council (BDC) elections, implementation of Back to Village programme, availability of essential commodities, winter stocking and the status of major developmental projects an


Tuesday, September 17, 2019RRB reschedules CBT for Jr Ers posts for JK candidates

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 17: Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), Jammu has rescheduled the date of 2nd stage Computer Based Test(CBT) for recruitment of Junior Engineers for the candidates of Jammu and Kashmir who could not appear in 2nd stage CBT held from 28 August, 2019 to 1st September, 2019.
The rescheduled CBT will be held on 19th September, 2019 at Jammu and Chandigarh in two shifts. The dat


Tuesday, September 17, 2019JKSSB to conduct document verification for GMC's posts and Migrants from next week

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 17: Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) has announced that the document verification of shortlisted candidates for the posts of GMC's and Kashmiri Migrants under PM Package, whose result was declared on 4th September 2019, will commence from next week.
The candidates have been advised to be in touch with the Administrative Officer JKSSB Jammu/Kashmir and offic


Tuesday, September 17, 2019SSC to conduct exams for J&K and Ladakh students in September

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 17: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is going to conduct four examinations for the candidates of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh at Jammu, Samba, Leh and Chandigarh in the month of September.
According to the details, for Junior Engineers Examination-2018, the SSC will conduct the examination at Jammu, Samba, Leh from 23 September to 27 September. 4279 candidates are going to


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Swachhta Hi Seva Campaign: DDC Kulgam chairs meeting with PRI representatives

KULGAM, SEPTEMBER 17: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat today chaired a meeting with Panchs and Sarpanchs to discuss the mission to eradicate polythene from every nook and corners of the District Kulgam and to ensure proper implementation of the, Swachhta-Hi-Seva campaign.
The meeting was also attended by ADDC, ACR, DPO and other officers.
Speaking on the occa


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DDC Pulwama reviews functioning of RDD, BDC poll preparations

PULWAMA, SEPTEMBER 17: District Development Commissioner Pulwama today convened a meeting here to review the functioning of Rural Development Department and preparations for Block Development Council elections.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Chief Planning Officer, SE PDD, Exen R&B, Assistant Commissioner Development, Tehsild


Tuesday, September 17, 2019District Admin Pulwama establishes facilitation centre for students

PULWAMA, SEPTEMBER 17: District Administration Pulwama has established a facilitation centre for student where students can fill up their online application forms for various competitive exams.
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama has appealed students to avail the facility at NIC, DC office Complex here.
The DC further added that all the Government Departments can use the facility for day-to-day acti


Tuesday, September 17, 2019JKPCB celebrates World Ozone Day

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 17: The J&K State Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) organised a function at its Head Office in Rajbagh Srinagar to celebrate the World Ozone Day.
The function was attended by Chairman J&K SPCB Suresh Chug, Member Secretary J&K SPCB B. M. Sharma, Regional Director J&K SPCB Kashmir Rafi Ahmad Bhat, Environmental Engineer J. N. Sharma and other officials.
The speakers deliberat


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DDC Budgam chairs Poshan Abhiyan, Food Safety awareness meeting for ICDS officials

BUDGAM, SEPTEMBER 17: A meeting to discuss modalities and Food Safety Standards under Poshan Abhiyan Mission was today convened here under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner (DDC), Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai.
The meeting was also attended by ADC Budgam Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, CPO, ACD, SDMs, BMOs, DWSO, all CDPOs, AD-FCS&CA, ICDS Supervisors and other concerned.
The DDC dir


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DDC Bandipora chairs DLRC meeting, reviews performance of banks

BANDIPORA, SEPTEMBER 17: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today chaired the District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting to review the performance of banks during last quarter.
The Meeting reviewed the progress of banks and Government Departments achieved under District Credit Plan during the last quarter.
The Meeting was informed that a total amount of


Tuesday, September 17, 2019AFCAT 02/2019 supplementary exam for Srinagar centre to be held on 25th Sept at Jammu

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 17- The supplementary exam of AFCAT 02/2019 for the Srinagar centre which was scheduled on 24 August, 2019 and cancelled due to technical reasons, will now be held on 25th September, 2019 at Jammu Skill Development Centre (Opposite Global Convent School, New Wave Cinema, Malik Market, Jammu).
The admit cards of the concerned candidates have been already sent to them on thei


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DC Baramulla reviews implementation of MIS scheme

BARAMULLA, SEPTEMBER 17: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo, today chaired a meeting here to review the implementation of recently launched Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) in the district.
The meeting was attended by ADC Sopore Ashiq Lily, SDMs, Tehsildars, Chief Horticulture Officer and other concerned.
A thorough discussion on the effective implementation of the scheme was held dur


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DDC Ganderbal reviews progress of I&FC Deptt projects

GANDERBAL, SEPTEMBER 17: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan, today chaired a meeting here to review the overall functioning of the Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Department.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, Shafqat Iqbal, CPO, Anika Mushtaq, ExEn I&FC and other concerned officers.
During the meeting, the DDC sought the details of all the development projects und


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DDC Shopian listens to public grievances, visits SDH Keller

SHOPIAN, SEPTEMBER 17: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, today conducted a public outreach programme at Keller where he listened to the public grievances.
DDC was accompanied by ADDC, Mohammad Saleem Malik, ACD, District Panchayat Officer, Executive Engineers of R&B and PDD, and other concerned officers and PRIs.
On the occasion, various issues regardi


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DDC Kupwara reviews SPMRM scheme

KUPWARA, SEPTEMBER 17: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Anshul Garg today convened a meeting of officers to review the physical and financial progress made under centrally sponsored scheme Shayama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission (SPMRM).The scheme is under operation in Khumriyaal cluster of Kupwara district.
It was informed that Rural Development Department has taken up 131 dif


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Stokes blasts daily for practising 'lowest form of journalism'

London, Sep 17 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Tuesday lambasted an English daily for publishing details about his personal life and family, terming the act as "utterly disgusting" and the "lowest form of journalism".

Stokes said the newspaper article deals with "deeply personal and traumatic events" that affected his New Zealand-based family more than 30 years ago, according to a BBC


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Chanu aims for Olympic berth at World Weightlifting C'ship

Pattaya, Sep 17 (IANS) Ace weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will aim to seal an Olympic spot when she leads the Indian challenge at the World Weightlifting Championship, starting here on Wednesday. Chanu had won the gold in the 48kg category at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championship.

She was down with a lower back injury but made a commendable comeback.

The 25-year-old jumped from 48kg to 49kg


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Netizens troll Misbah's biryani, junk food ban

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) As soon as the newly appointed Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq decided to scrap biryani and all oil-based red meat food from the players' menu, social media took a dig at the Green Brigade which has been considered one of the most 'unfit' cricketing team globally.

In the recently concluded 2019 ICC World Cup, questions were raised over the Pakistan team's diet and fi


Tuesday, September 17, 2019CAS reduces Neymar's Champions League ban

Madrid, Sep 17 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced from three to two matches a ban imposed by UEFA on Neymar for insulting a referee during a Champions League match last season.

The ruling was made on Tuesday after a hearing held on September 13 at the Lausanne-based court, reports Efe news.

"The Sole Arbitrator partially upheld the appeal and reduced the suspension impo


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Shooter Heena Sidhu slams Malala on Kashmir tweet

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Since the time the Indian government abrogated Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, not only various politicians but also celebrities from both sides of the border have expressed themselves on social media platforms. Recently, Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai took to Twitter and posted a series of tweets which did not go down w


Tuesday, September 17, 2019England shouldn't play Broad, Anderson together: Vaughan

London, Sep 17 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Stuart Broad and James Anderson should not play together in the future leading up to the Ashes series in Australia in 2020-21.

Both the pacers have been prolific performers for England in the last decade. While Anderson has picked up 575 wickets, Broad has scalped 467 wickets in his Test career. However, both are reachi


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Sony Networks acquires media rights for Rugby WC 19

Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) has acquired the exclusive media rights for Rugby World Cup 2019 from Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL). The tournament will be held in Japan from September 20 to November 2 and will be telecast in India live and exclusive on SONY TEN 2 channels and will be livestreamed on SPNs premium video on demand (VOD) service, SonyLIV.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Pant's shots make him special: Vikram Rathour

Mohali, Sep 17 (IANS) In his first assignment as batting coach, Vikram Rathour has spent only about a week with the Indian team, but the former national selector is keen to adapt quickly to the way the Men in Blue function.

Speaking to the media on the eve of the second T20I between India and South Africa, Rathour said that he has been a part of the set-up for a while and he knows the players


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Warner thanks fans for support in message after Ashes

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) David Warner posted an emotional message on his Instagram account thanking the fans for supporting the Australian team, who retained The Ashes at the end of the a long tour of England that started with the 2019 World Cup.

"Thanks to all of you back home who stayed up late to support us, as well as the many of you who made the trip to back us at the ovals. It means the


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Vinesh loses in pre-quarters, repechage hope alive

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Sep 17 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat on Tuesday was knocked out of the World Wrestling Championships in the pre-quarterfinals. After a good start to her campaign at Nur-Sultan where she beat Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Mattsson 13-0, Vinesh was trounced 7-0 by Japanese reigning world champion Maya Mukaida.

Vinesh however has a chance of getting a repechage and thus a shot at


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Ashwini-Satwik advance with stunning win at China Open

Changzhou (China), Sep 17 (IANS) Indian duo Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy made an emphatic start to their campaign at the China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament by defeating World No. 7 Indonesian pair of Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti in the first round of the mixed doubles event in Changzhou on Tuesday.

The Indian pair defeated the sixth-seeded pair 22-20, 17-


Tuesday, September 17, 2019World Championship: Vinesh starts with crushing win

Nul-Sultan (Kazakhastan), Sep 17 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat made a brilliant start to her campaign at the World Wrestling Championship as she defeated reigning Olympic medalist Sofia Mattsson 12-0 in the opening round of the women's 53kg category on Tuesday.

Vinesh had established unassailable 8-0 lead in the first round over much fancied Sofia, who tried to resist the Ind


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Ex-IMF chief Lagarde wins EU approval to lead ECB

Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved the recommendation of Christine Lagarde as the new head of the European Central Bank (ECB) in a plenary vote on Tuesday.

The MEPs voted 394 in favour, 206 against and 49 abstentions after a debate was held on Lagarde's suitability for the position in the Parliament's plenary in Strasbourg.

The European Parliament gives


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Oil shock: Sensex loses 642 points, auto, banks worst hit

Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Indian equities plunged on Tuesday after the weekend attacks on Saudi Arabias oil facilities resulted in the suspension of nearly 6 per cent of the worlds crude production, sending shock waves across global financial markets.

Heightened nervousness was evident on Dalal Street from the sharp jump in the 'fear index' -- 'India VIX' -- which closed nearly 7 per cent higher.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Amazon launches new fulfilment centre in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Expanding its infrastructure footprint in Maharashtra, e-commerce major Amazon announced the launch of new fulfilment centre near Bhiwandi, here on Tuesday.

"The new fulfilment centre has added over 1.5 million cubic feet storage space and will enable faster deliveries of customer orders within the region and neighbouring states. With this, now has storage capac


Tuesday, September 17, 2019SBI Caps, PNB Investment among bidders for TCIL, FAGMIL, WAPCOS

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) SBI Capital, IDBI Capital, SMC Capital, PNB Investments and Elara Capital are in the fray for becoming the book running lead managers (BRLMs) to the Initial Public Offers (IPOs) of TCIL and FAGMIL and WAPCOS, sources here said on Tuesday.

These companies along with some financial firms like Yes Securities and Equiris Capital will make presentations for tecnical evaluat


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Reliance Jio to be among top 100 brands in 3 years: Report

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The rate at which Reliance Jio is currently growing, the company will be among the 100 most valuable brands globally within three years, according to a report by communication services provider WPP and market research firm Kantar Millward Brown.

Although launched in 2016, Indian consumers see Jio as "Meaningfully Different" as Airtel, which entered the market in 1995,


Tuesday, September 17, 2019SAIL allowed to sell iron ore from captive mines

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a big reform initiative, government has allowed state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) to sell 25 per cent of its iron ore production from captive mines and dispose off other low grade iron ore dust and fines accumulated over the years in the open market.

The move will allow the state-owned steel major to commercially offload upto 7 million tonnes high grad


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Ban e-cigarettes to save tobacco farmers: Kisan Union

New Delhi Sep 17 (IANS) The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has appealed to the government to ban e-cigarettes and vaping products in the country.

The appeal was made to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday.

"If e-cigarettes are allowed in India, it will have a devastating effect on the tobacco farmers in India. The main reason is that the


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Lenovo launches new-gen ThinkPad, ThinkCentre PCs in India

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Lenovo, the worlds top personal computer maker, on Tuesday launched the new generation of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled ThinkPad and ThinkCentre PCs for enterprises in India.

The newly launched smarter enterprise PC portfolio includes ThinkPad T490 and X390, ThinkCentre Nano and Nano IoT, ThinkPad P43s and ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 mobile workstations.

Lenovo also sh


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Use of AI to boost tourism in India

Kochi, Sep 17 (IANS) A major international summit here next week will take up use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies in the tourism industry.

For the two-day event, which will start on September 26, the Kerala Tourism is partnering the Association of Tourism Trade Organisations India (ATTOI).

Among the 500 participants from across the world will be Hannes Losch, known fo


Tuesday, September 17, 2019New inductions to enhance combat capacity: Navy

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar has said INS Khanderi, the P-17 Shivalik class frigate and the aircraft carrier drydock, scheduled to be commissioned on September 28, will greatly enhance India's maritime combat potential.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to commission them in Mumbai on September 28.

"With these three events, the Indian Navy's combat potential


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Tripura CM backs Shah's 'one nation, one language' call

Agartala, Sep 17 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has supported Union Home Minister Amit Shah's call for 'one nation, one language' and said he didn't believe English language was the only key to development.

Addressing a function here on Monday, the Chief Minister said, "There are examples of successful countries, like Japan, Russia, Germany and France, which grew without the he


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Jindal Global University bags IoE status

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has been recognised as the 'Institution of Eminence' (IoE) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

"Our commitment to excellence is deeply embedded in the vision and mission of our university. The recognition of the JGU as an IoE in its first decade of existence is a tribute to the outstanding contribution of its faculty,


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Pak to remain challenge till it addresses terror 'successfully': Jaishankar

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Tuesday made it clear that Pakistan will remain a "unique challenge" until it "successfully" addresses the problem of cross-border terrorism and "becomes a normal neighbour".

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, while addressing a press conference on 100 days of Modi government's second term, said immediate neighbourhood remains a priority for India, with


Tuesday, September 17, 2019ED attaches eBIZ.Com's Rs 277 crore assets

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday attached Rs 277.97 crore assets of Noida-based eBIZ.COM Pvt Ltd and others in a "pyramid style" multi-level marketing fraud, the ED said.

The properties attached under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), include residential plots, apartments, farm houses and commercial buildings in Delhi and Noida of UP.

The agency a


Tuesday, September 17, 201910 crore e-cards in first year of Ayushman Bharat

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) As the Ayushman Bharat healthcare programme of the Modi government completes one year, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said here on Tuesday that 45 lakh patients took hospitalisation benefits under the scheme with a government funding of Rs 7,500 crore.

While giving details during a media conference as part of the Centre's programme to highlight the government's ac


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Ex Andhra Speaker to be cremated with state honours

Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) The last rites of former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, who committed suicide in Hyderabad on Monday, will be performed with state honours in his home town Narsaraopet in Guntur district on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy announced that Rao will be cremated with state honours. He directed the chief secretary to make the necess


Tuesday, September 17, 2019India successfully test-fires air-to-air missile Astra

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India's indigenously designed air-to-air missile Astra was successfully test-fired from the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha, the DRDO said on Tuesday.

The beyond-visual-range missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 MKI as a part of user trials.

A defence official said as part of the trial, the live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Mayawati says Congress is 'unreliable' after MLAs' defection

Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Tuesday lashed out at the Congress and termed it an "unreliable" party after all six of her party MLAs switched over to the Congress in Rajasthan.

The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said: "By poaching on BSP MLAs, the Congress has proved it is an unreliable party. This is a breach of trust even when the BSP was lending


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Kathua DDC reviews progress of PMGSY projects

Kathua, September 17:- District Development Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer today reviewed physical and financial progress under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) projects, here at a meeting.
Land compensation cases, progress of forest land transfer cases, alignment issues, submission of red accounts & status of PMGSY-II and PMGSY-III in the district were discussed in detail.
The m


Tuesday, September 17, 2019POSHAN Maah: series of activities being held across Kathua

Kathua, September 17: A series of activities are being organised by different departments across Kathua district in connection with POSHAN Maah.
Distribution of pamphlets, POSHAN seminar/workshop, POSHAN WALK, POSHAN Pe Charcha, POSHAN Rally, POSHAN Chaupal in villages are being held jointly by ICDS, Social Welfare, Rural Development, PHE, Health, School Education and Higher Education department


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Swachhta hi Seva 2019 campaign: Awareness rally organized in Doda

DODA, September 17: District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr. Sagar D Doifode today flagged off a rally as part of Swachh Bharat Mission ‘Swachhta hi Seva 2019’ here from Bus Stand.
Organized by Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, the rally after passing through the Ghat Road culminated at Gandoh.
The spreading awareness regarding plastic waste management in towns and vi


Tuesday, September 17, 2019World Ozone Day: Quiz, debate, poster competitions held at JU

Jammu, September 17: The J&K State Forest Research Institute, (SFRI) celebrated “World Ozone Day” on 16th September 2019 in collaboration with Department of Environment Sciences at Jammu University.
This year theme is "32 Years and Healing": Events like Quiz competition, debate competition and poster competition were held and results were declared on the spot.
Chief Guest, CCF (Retd) R.S. Ja


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DC Samba reviews arrangements for Navratra Festival

Samba, September 17: Deputy Commissioner Samba, Rohit Khajuria on Tuesday chaired a meeting of officers of various departments to review the arrangements for smooth celebration of Navratra festival.
Threadbare discussions were held on various issues including sanitation, uninterrupted electricity, ensuring of regular and safe drinking water, security arrangements, traffic management, adequate st


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Forest Deptt celebrates World Ozone day 2019

Jammu, September 17: World Ozone day 2019 was celebrated by Forest East Circle, Jammu in collaboration with State Forest Research Institute here at Forest Information Centre.
The function was attended by the field staff of Jammu forest and Forest guard trainees of Miran Sahib Soil Conservation School.
Director SFRI, OP Sharma was the chief guest, while DFO Jammu Alok Kumar Maurya chaired the


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Farmers made aware about benefits of tree plantation

Jammu, September 17: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jammu SKUAST-J under the aegis of Directorate of Extension in collaboration with Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO), Jammu organized an farmers’ awareness program cum Kissan Ghoshti on tree plantation and in realizing their increasing benefits and exhaustive role to supplement the needs created by the modern lifestyle.
The programme wa


Tuesday, September 17, 2019DDC Ramban launches calendar of activities, reviews preparedness

Ramban, September 17: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ramban, Nazim Zai Khan today launched a calendar of activities for the “Swachhta Hi Seva” campaign, here at a meeting.
He also reviewed the preparedness of the line departments for the “Swachhta Hi Seva” campaign.
ADC, Dr. Basharat Hussain, DFOs, DPO, CEO, EO, MC Ramban, DSWO, CAHO, ALC, District Officer, SPCB, ARTO, BDOs, AD Pl


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Advisor Sharma meets several delegations, individuals at Jammu

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 17: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma, today met scores of public delegations and individuals who apprised him about their problems and demands, here at a public grievances Redressal programme.
Over 300 people comprising several delegations and individuals apprised the Advisor about their grievances and sought his intervention in ensuring redressal of the same in a time-


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Advisor Khan visits Residential School for Blind Roop Nagar

Assesses facilities being provided to inmates

Jammu, September 17: Advisor to Governor Farooq Khan today visited Residential School for Blind here at Roop Nagar to take a first-hand appraisal of facilities being provided to the inmates there.
He was accompanied by Director General Social Welfare Rehana Batul, Deputy Director Planning Kuldeep Singh, District Social Welfare Officer Jammu Ajay Salaan, Superintendent of the School Dr. Dheeraj,


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Modi lauds Patel's vision, says J&K decision inspired by him

Kevadiya, Sep 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded the vision of Sardar Patel, adding the BJP-led government's decision last month on Jammu and Kashmir was "an inspiration" from India's former home minister.

The Union government's decision on Kashmir is inspired by Sardar Patel and is an attempt to find solution to a decades-old problem, Modi, who turned 69 on Tuesday, said at a


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Union Min Reddy says Patel prevented another Kashmir-like situation by liberating Hyderabad

New Delhi, Sep 17: Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday expressed his gratitude to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on Hyderabad "Liberation Day", saying the freedom fighter "prevented another Kashmir-like situation" by liberating it from the Nizams.

September 17 marks the merger of the erstwhile Hyderabad state with the Indian Union in 1948.

The minister, in a series of twee


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Trump says will meet Modi, Imran Khan

Washington, Sep 17: US President Donald Trump has said that he would meet Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Imran Khan "soon", while maintaining that tensions between the two South Asian neighbours had reduced.

The US President made the comments while speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday.

He said "a lot of progress was made", in reference to deescalation o


Tuesday, September 17, 2019J&K police to raise 2 women battalions; recruitment from September 23

Jammu, Sept 17: The Jammu and Kashmir Police will raise two women battalions and as many border battalions, a spokesman said and informed that forms for post of constables will be available from September 23 to October 22.

“Candidates are informed that offline forms for the post of constable in two border battalions and two women battalions will be available at all district police offices from


Tuesday, September 17, 2019How can PSA be slapped against Farooq Abdullah: Justice Hasnain Masoodi

Srinagar, Sep 17: How can PSA or Public Safety Act be slapped against National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah who has been in public life for 50 years, someone who has been an MP, and a three time Chief Minister, asks National Conference MP Justice Hasnain Masoodi in an interview with IANS.

"Dr Abdullah has put forth the Kashmir case for India before the international fora. Can he be a ri


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Buddhist leader greets Modi as Ladakh celebrates post 370

Leh, Sep 17: Buddhist spiritual leader the Gyalwang Drukpa, who is heading the 17th century Hemis monastery of Drukpa lineage here, the largest in the Himalayas, on Tuesday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday.

"It is with great enthusiasm #NaropaFestival Organising Committee wishes Prime Minister Narendra Modi a very Happy Birthday!" Gyalwang Drukpa tweeted.

"We expres


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Unprecedented gesture by Trump shows he considers Modi his friend and ally

Washington, Sep 17: US President Donald Trump's decision to join Prime Minster Narendra Modi for the mega diaspora event "Howdy, Mody!" in Houston on September 22, suggests that Trump considers Modi to be his friend and ally, a former top Pakistani diplomat said Monday.

"President Trump is signalling clearly that while he may have hosted (Pakistan) Prime Minister Imran Khan, it is Prime Minis


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Why PSA against Abdullah now, because Vaiko filed petition in SC, asks Sibal

New Delhi, Sep 17: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday hit out at the BJP over the detention of Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act and questioned whether the step was prompted by MDMK chief Vaiko's plea in the Supreme Court seeking a directive that the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister be produced before it.

Abdullah has now been detained under the stringent Public Sa


Tuesday, September 17, 2019District admin launches plastic waste management campaign

Kathua: As part of Prime Minister’s call to action for Plastic Waste Management, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer today flagged off a ‘Swachhta Rath’ organised by Rural Development and Panchayati Raj departments.

The event was aimed at to spread message regarding the urgent need of eliminating single-use plastic towards developing environmental friendly society in the distr


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Jammu admin braces up for festival season

JAMMU: District Administration Jammu is making elaborate arrangements for upcoming festival season including auspicious occasions or Navratras and Dussehra.

A thorough review of the preparations being made by the line departments was held here at a meeting convened under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner Rishpal Singh. The meeting was attended by SDM Jammu South,


Tuesday, September 17, 2019High attendance in govt offices in Kashmir, apple sales up

New Delhi: Attendance of government employees in offices in the Kashmir valley has begun to record high percentages nearly 40 days after the government withdrew special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

As per a daily status report released on Monday, apple sales have also picked up despite threats issued against trading by militants.

As per the report which is a law and order appraisal of 10 d


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Restore Normalcy in Kashmir

SC asks Centre, State to take care of national interest

JAMMU: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre and the State administration to restore normalcy in the Valley as early as possible, but keeping in mind ‘the national interest and internal security’ while taking the necessary steps on a ‘selective basis’.

The apex court asked the Governor’s administration to make "all endeavours" to ensure restoration of normalcy in the Kashmir valley w


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Father Sheikh enacted PSA

SRINAGAR: Never would Sheikh Abdullah have imagined that his son Farooq would one day be arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA) which he, as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir in 1978, enacted to fight timber smugglers in the state.

The stringent PSA was introduced in Jammu and Kashmir to tackle timber smuggling as those involved in the crime at that time would easily get away with m


Tuesday, September 17, 2019CJ Mittal to file report on J&K legal situation

'Will visit myself, if needed': CJI

NEW DELHI: Terming as "very very serious" the claim that people are finding it difficult to approach the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, the Supreme Court on Monday sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Chief Justice Gita Mittal, even as Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi also made it clear that he will personally visit J&K if required.

"If you are saying so, we are bound to tak


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Azad allowed to visit four districts

'Want to reach out to common people'

New Delhi: The Supreme Court allowed senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit Jammu and Kashmir, but said he cannot hold any political rally there.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister can visit four districts -- Srinagar, Jammu, Baramulla, Anantnag -- to meet people.

The bench, also comprising justices S A Bobde and S Abdul N


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Guv briefs Modi, HM reviews J&K situation

JAMMU: In fast-paced developments, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday flew to New Delhi and briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the prevailing situation in the state, their first meeting in the period of one-and-a-half-month since August 5, when Centre abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

While the two at the helm of affairs in


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Eye on BDC polls, govt expands elections department

SAC approves creation of 127 new posts of EAs

SRINAGAR: A week ahead of publication of final electoral rolls for the elections to the 316 block development councils (BDCs) in Jammu and Kashmir, the State Administrative Council (SAC)—equivalent to cabinet in popular government, has expanded the election department by approving the creation of 127 posts of election assistants in the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir.


Tuesday, September 17, 20194 injured in Pak firing in Poonch

JAMMU: Four Army personnel suffered minor splinter injures in mortar shelling by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control in Poonch district.

"Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and intense shelling with mortars in Balakote area of Mendhar sector around 2230 hours on Sunday," Army public relations officer Lt Col Devender Anand said. "Indian army retali


Tuesday, September 17, 201938 years later, J&K mulls adopting thriving models from other States

Reshaping Tech Education

JAMMU: After 38-year of establishment of Directorate of Technical Education, the Governor’s administration is mulling to reshape technical education system in coming days with an objective to provide more opportunities to skilled youth of the state by bringing it in line with successful models in other states of India.

Admitting that the government is mulling to reshape the technical education


Tuesday, September 17, 2019New traffic rules: 480 violators challaned in Jammu on day one

JAMMU: Under the new motor vehicles act, which has become the talking point of the whole country for its harsh and heavy penalties, Jammu Traffic Police on Monday issued more than 480 challans to violators on the first day of its formal implementation.
While the new rules became effective from September 1 pan India, their implementation in Jammu and Kashmir commenced from September 16 only.


Tuesday, September 17, 20191 MRI Machine catering to entire Jammu region

Patients getting dates after 3 to 4 months

JAMMU: Despite tall claims, the state health care in Jammu could be well assessed from the fact that there is only one MRI Machine for all the hospitals of Jammu region including the premier Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H), its Associated Hospitals.
“There is only one MRI Machine installed at the GMC and the patients visiting GMC’s Associated Hospitals like SMGS Hospital, the pre


Tuesday, September 17, 2019After Pulwama, Delhi-NCR was Jaish's target, says NIA

NEW DELHI: Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) Sajjad Ahmad Khan, a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmad Khan, was planning terror attacks in different parts of India, including Delhi-NCR, the NIA claimed in its charge sheet in a case of conspiracy filed before a Delhi court on Monday.
The attacks were planned similar to the February 14 Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir that left 40 Cen


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Kartarpur: Will open corridor on Nov 9: Pak

LAHORE: Pakistan on Monday announced that the much-awaited Kartarpur corridor will be opened for Indian Sikh pilgrims on November 9.
The announcement was made during the maiden visit of local and foreign journalists to the proposed Kartarpur corridor in Narowal, some 125 km from Lahore, amidst fresh tension between India and Pakistan after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019NAC in Ladakh

JAMMU: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Monday visited forward locations in eastern Ladakh where he also interacted with members of the 15th Finance Commission, a defence spokesperson said.
The 15th Finance Commission team, led by chairman N K Singh, is on a visit to field formations in the Northern Command, gain first-hand knowledge about challenges faced by the Army in dischargi


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Curfew lifted from Kishtwar

JAMMU: The curfew imposed in Kishtwar last evening as a precautionary measure in view of death of prominent leader of banned outfit Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Ghulam Nabi Gundana, was lifted from the district on Monday.
Gundana was laid to rest on Monday amid a curfew in his home town Kishtwar. The curfew was lifted within hours of Gundana's burial as the situation remained peaceful with no untoward


Tuesday, September 17, 2019PM turns 69 today

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will turn 69 on Tuesday, will celebrate his birthday in Gujarat where he will be visiting the Sardar Sarovar Dam and will witness the dam reaching its full capacity of 138.68 metres.
As has remained the tradition, Modi will start the day with an early visit to his mother Heeraben, who lives near Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The Prime Minister is expected to me


Monday, September 16, 2019Progress on Devika project under NRCP reviewed at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER- 16-: On the directions of Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Dr. Jitendra Singh, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla and OSD to Union Minister, Prashant Kumar Jha, today conducted a meeting with the officers, executing agencies and contractors associated with Devika Proj


Monday, September 16, 2019DIC holds awareness on JK Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Act- 2018 in Poonch

Poonch, September 16: On the directions of Director Information and Public Relation, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar, District Information Center today organised an awareness program on Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Act- 2018 at Gujar Bakerwal Boys hostel Poonch.
Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, was the chief guest on the occasion while Member Juvenile Justice Board


Monday, September 16, 2019Public Negotiation Committee clears 32 cases of land acquisition

DODA, SEPTEMBER 16: Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Sagar D Doifode, who is also Chairman of District Private Negotiation Committee, chaired a meeting regarding fixation of rates for various land acquisition cases of the district here today.
The meeting was attended by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Bhaderwah Dr. Ravi Kumar Bharti, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Kaiser Ahmed Bhawani


Monday, September 16, 2019DC Doda reviews functioning of Revenue department

Doda, September 16: Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Sagar D Doifode, today convened an officers meeting to review functioning of Revenue Department in the district.
The meeting had detailed discussion on various issues including removal of encroachments on state/Kahcharai land, compensation cases, disposal of complaints under government grievances cell, preparation of Jamabandis, attestation of muta


Monday, September 16, 2019DDC Doda flags off apple assignment for Pune

Doda, September 16:- In a bid to provide better marketing facilities to orchardists of the district, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Sagar D Doifode, today flagged off first consignment of fruits for Pune (Maharashtra).
Assistant Commissioner Revenue Kaiser Ahmed Bhawani, Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Horticulture Officer and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.


Monday, September 16, 2019Anti plastic campaign: Rajouri admin provides Jute Bags to consumers, vendors

Rajouri, September 16: District administration Rajouri today provided jute bags here to the consumers and vendors as part of the anti single use plastic campaign.
District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad distributed the jute Bags among the shopkeepers, vegetable vendors and the customers during a tour of the Rajouri city.
Some consumers who were carrying vegetables in polyt


Monday, September 16, 2019District Treasury Rajouri hosts workshop on NPS scheme

Rajouri, September, 16: To create awareness about National Pension System, a daylong workshop was organised here today for the DDOs and concerned accounts officials by the District Treasury.
At the outset of the workshop, the District Treasury Officer Imran Mehmood gave an elaborate view of NPS.
He briefed about various benefits of NPS through a power point presentation highlighting feature


Monday, September 16, 2019Distt admin launches plastic waste management campaign

Kathua, September 16: As part of Prime Minister’s call to action for Plastic Waste Management, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer today flagged off a ‘Swachhta Rath’ organised by Rural Development and Panchayati Raj departments.
The event was aimed at to spread message regarding the urgent need of eliminating single-use plastic towards developing environmental friendly society


Monday, September 16, 2019Horticulture Deptt organizes awareness camp at Panchayat Bland

UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER 16: A one day awareness camp was organized by Horticulture Department Udhampur at Panchayat Bland Block-Parlidhar Tehsil-Ramnagar here today.
More than 100 farmers from adjoining Panchayats participated in the camp with zeal and enthusiasm.
Additional District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Ashok Kumar, presided over the camp.
While addressing the camp, ADDC enco


Monday, September 16, 20193-Day Inter-College Volley Ball Champion concludes at Udhampur

GDC Kathua trounce GDC Udhampur, lifts 5th Edition Governor’s Silver Trophy

UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER 16: The three Day long mega sports event ‘Inter-Collegiate Volley ball championship’ (men and women) concluded at GDC Udhampur here this afternoon.
Director Sher-e-Kashmir Police Academy Dr. S. D. Singh Jamwal, was the chief guest in the valediction and trophy presentation ceremony.
Sujit Kumar Singh, Deputy Inspector General of Police Udhampur-Reasi Range, Mohan Lal, K


Monday, September 16, 2019Jammu admin braces up for festival season

Elaborate arrangements being made for Navratra, Dussehra

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 16: District Administration Jammu is making elaborate arrangements for upcoming festival season including auspicious occasions or Navratras and Dussehra.
A thorough review of the preparations being made by the line departments was held here at a meeting convened under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner Rishpal Singh. The meeting was attended by SDM Jammu South,


Monday, September 16, 2019Advisor Khan meets scores of delegations, individuals at weekly public hearing

Issues on-spot directions for redressing peoples’ grievances

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 16: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan, today listened to people’s grievances here at weekly public hearing programme at Convention Centre where he met scores of public delegations and individuals who apprised him of their issues and demands.
As many as, 74 public delegations and individuals hailing from different areas of Jammu region apprised the Advisor of their grievances an


Monday, September 16, 2019DG Fire & Emergency Services approves 432 promotion cases

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 16: Director General Fire & Emergency Services, V.K Singh, today approved 432 promotion cases of employees consequent to Departmental Promotion Committee meeting earlier chaired by him.
The promotions were granted to Divisional Officers, Station Officers, Sub-Officers, Foreman, Mechanic Driver, Fitter, Senior Electrician and leading Fireman cadres.
On the occasion, V.K. Sing


Monday, September 16, 2019DDC reviews progress of developmental works in Kupwara

KUPWARA, SEPTEMBER 16: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Anshul Garg today convened a meeting to review progress of developmental projects taken up under Bad Pockets initiative and beautification of towns of Kupwara district.
The meeting was informed that Rs 5 Crore have been released under ‘Back to Village’ initiative of the government. The meeting was also informed that the wo


Monday, September 16, 2019DDC Ganderbal reviews functioning of Social Welfare department

GANDERBAL, SEPTEMBER 16: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan today reviewed the functioning of Social Welfare department in the district.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, Shafqat Iqbal, CPO, Anika Mushtaq, District Social Welfare Officer and other concerned.
The District Social Welfare Officer Ganderbal presented an overview of various welfare schemes, centra


Monday, September 16, 2019DC Anantnag chairs Land Alienation Committee meet

ANANTNAG, SEPTEMBER 16: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir, today chaired meeting of the Land Alienation Committee regarding land cases of Tehsils of Pahalgam and Sallar.
A total of 20 cases were taken up in the meeting including 13 of Sallar Tehsil and seven of Pahalgam Tehsil. After through scrutiny six cases of Pahalgam Tehsil were cleared while one case was sent back to the Comm


Monday, September 16, 2019DDC Anantnag interacts with growers at Batango Fruit Mandi

ANANTNAG, SEPTEMBER 16: District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir, today visited Batango Fruit Mandi here during which he interacted with the fruit growers who had brought their apple produce from different areas of the district for procurement under Market Intervention Scheme.
On the occasion, growers hailed the efforts of the government to provide them marketing facilities at


Monday, September 16, 2019Dr.Sehrish reviews Inf. Dept. functioning

Stresses on more cultural, intellectual exercises, assures media of all possible support

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 16: Director Information & Public Relations, Dr. Syed SehrishAsgar today impressed upon the officers of the Department to make earnst efforts in further reviving the cultural and intellectual activities which have remained a forte of the Department in the past.
Chairing a review meeting of the Department, Dr.Sehrish asked the officers of the Department to re activate their


Monday, September 16, 2019JKSSB to conduct written test for Junior Assistant, Technicians (Migrants) posts

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 16: Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Baord (JKSSB) is likely to conduct written examination for the post of Junior Assistant (Migrants) and Technician-3 (Migrants) on October 12, 2019.
The candidates are advised to be in touch with official website of JKSSB ( and Administrative Officer JKSSB Jammu/Kashmir for further updates.


Monday, September 16, 2019DPEO Kulgam reviews preparedness for BDC elections

KULGAM, SEPTEMBER 16: DPEO Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today chaired a meeting of officers to review the arrangements put in place for the smooth conduct of Block Development Council (BDC) elections in the district.
The meeting was attended by DPO and all BDO’s of the blocks of the district.
During the meeting the officers informed the DPEO that the printing of electoral roles have been compl


Monday, September 16, 2019DDC reviews status of identified work projects of B2V

KULGAM, SEPTEMBER 16: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat today chaired a meeting of officers of Rural development department and other departments to review the status of work projects which were identified under Back To Village programme.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, ACR, DPO, CPO, Exen R&B, PHE, PDD, CMO, CEO, CAO, CAHO, BDOs of all blocks and other office


Monday, September 16, 2019DC asks concerned to raise awareness, sensitize public against single use plastic

SHOPIAN, SEPTEMBER 16: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian Choudhary Mohammad Yasin today convened a meeting with the concerned officers to discuss modalities for implementation of “Swachhta Hi Seva” campaign and to mobilise communities to make the district Plastic free.
Additional District Development Commissioner, District Panchayat Officer, besides all district and senior officers and PRIs wer


Monday, September 16, 2019Forest Deptt celebrates World Ozone Day

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 16: Forest Department today celebrated World Ozone Day at Forest Headquarter, Sheikh Bagh Srinagar.
The theme of the program for this year is “Protect the Ozone Layer and the Climate”.
On the occasion, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Dr. Mohit Gera deliberated on Paris Agreement as per which Green House Gas (GHG) emissions have to be reduced drastically so that ris


Monday, September 16, 2019Expansion of Election Department

SAC approves creation of 127 posts

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 16: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved creation of 127 posts of Election Assistants in the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K.
The posts include 50 posts of Election Assistant (Senior Scale) in Level 4 (Rs 25500-81100) and 77 posts of Election Assistant (Junior Scale) in Level 2 (Rs 19900-632


Monday, September 16, 201910% mobiles in Kashmir, 100% landlines working in J&K: Centre to SC

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Centre told the Supreme Court that 10 per cent mobile phones were operational in the Kashmir division, and 100 per cent landlines were operational in districts in Jammu and Ladakh Division.

The affidavit details on the day-wise restoration of mobile phones in the region. The easing of restrictions on mobile phone connectivity began in Kashmir on August 24 and till Septem


Monday, September 16, 2019Will Centre's scheme for apple farmers in Kashmir work?

Sopore (J&K), Sep 16: After the revocation of Article 370 apple growers in Kashmir were finding themselves in a lurch due to a communication blockade and shutdown, government came to the rescue by announcing a scheme to directly buy the fruit from the farmers through a nodal procurement agency.

While the apple growers are mostly happy with this move some sticking issues remain like most apple


Monday, September 16, 2019SC allows Tarigami to return to Srinagar

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who was admitted at the AIIMS for treatment, to return to Srinagar.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the CPI-M leader does not need any other permission to go home if the doctors at AIIMS allowed him.

However, the bench declined to pass any


Monday, September 16, 2019'Pakistanis back Army to counter Indian aggression'

Islamabad, Sep 16: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the whole nation of 220 million people stand behind the armed forces, who are fully prepared to counter "any aggression" by India.

Qureshi made the comments on Sunday night while addressing a public meeting at Rangeel Pur in Pakistan's Punjab province.

"Pakistan has an army of 220 million people, including the


Monday, September 16, 2019HM Shah reviews JK situation

New Delhi, Sept 16: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir amidst reports of around 230 terrorists waiting at terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir to enter the country, officials said.

During the two-hour long meeting, also attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba among others, the home


Monday, September 16, 2019Not a single bullet fired, no life lost in J&K since August 5: Centre to SC

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that not a single bullet was fired and not a single life had been lost after the abrogation of Article 370, that accorded a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on August 5.

The Centre's reply came after the apex court asked both the Centre as well as the Jammu and Kashmir government to restore normalcy in the erstwhile state as so


Monday, September 16, 2019Centre submits to SC detailed data on terrorism in J&K

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Centre on Monday brought on record before the Supreme Court the complete data on terrorism, which includes lives lost by civilians and security personnels, in Jammu and Kashmir, since the onset of terrorist activities in the region in 1990.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that for the last 70 years, the law and


Monday, September 16, 2019Restrictions eased in J&K, health services normal: Centre

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that restrictions have been eased in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir and health services were functioning normally for those people who came from far-flung areas in the valley.

The government informed the apex court that it has opened Internet kiosks at the National Informatics Centre (NIC) in the Kashmir Valley to facilitate peopl


Monday, September 16, 2019SC notices to Centre, J&K on Vaiko's plea seeking Farooq Abdullah's release

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre on MDMK General Secretary Vaiko's habeas corpus petition seeking the release of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah from detention.

Most political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), including Abdullah, have been under detention since August 5, when the government announced the abrogation of Article 370 th


Monday, September 16, 2019SC allows Tarigami to return to Srinagar

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who was admitted at the AIIMS for treatment, to return to Srinagar.

The court was hearing CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury's plea who challenged the Tarigami's detention.

The hospital has also discharged Tarigami.


Monday, September 16, 2019Delimitation in J&K to begin soon after assuming new status

Srinagar, Sep 16: Fresh delimitation of Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir is right now the top priority of the central government so that elections are held in the Union Territory as soon as possible.

Once completed, the proposed delimitation process is expected to bring the Jammu region almost at par with the Kashmir Valley, so far as the number of Assembly seats are concerned.


Monday, September 16, 2019SC allows Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit J&K

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit Jammu and Kashmir for social work.

The state's former Chief Minister has been allowed to visit Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag and Jammu.

Azad has said that he would not hold any political rallies or indulge in political activities.


Monday, September 16, 2019Farooq Abdullah detained under PSA, can go sans trial for 2 yrs

Srinagar, Sep 16: In a major development in Kashmir, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah was on Monday detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

Not just that, the place where Abdullah senior will be housed has been declared a temporary jail, through an order.

The PSA allows detention of any individual for up to two years without a trial. Ironically, the law was fir


Monday, September 16, 2019e-office to help integrate Jammu and Kashmir into national mainstream

Srinagar: Over one crore pages of files relating to the Jammu and Kashmir government that would be physically carted in trucks to winter capital Jammu or summer capital Srinagar every six months during the Durbar Move, will now be made available through the e-office portal.

This and other measures to ensure smooth functioning of the J&K governance system are on the anvil as teams of senior Cen


Monday, September 16, 2019DDC launches drive against Single Use Plastic

RAMBAN: District Development Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan, today launched drive against Single Use Plastic (SUP) in the district.

He directed all the departments to ensure restriction on use of SUP in their offices besides intensifying awareness campaign to sensitize the people about its ill effect.

In this regard, the Education department organised an awareness rally in which more than fou


Monday, September 16, 2019US Democratic presidential candidates raise Kashmir issue

Washington: The issue of Kashmir can be seen echoing the Democratic Party corridors as it prepares for the US Presidential elections next year.

Kamala Harris and Beto O'Rourke, who are trying to get the Democratic Party nomination to run for President, have raised the Kashmir issue in their speeches.

This information is according to reports published in the Pakistani media. These reports cl


Monday, September 16, 2019Where Malala pleads for Kashmir, but Eid blooper is a giveaway

London/New Delhi, Sep 16: Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner and education rights activist Malala Yousafzai has attracted much criticism for her series of tweets on Kashmir, especially for one tweet in which she alleged a Kashmiri girl had complained she was unable to take her exam due to the lockdown on August 12 - forgetting that it was a national holiday in India due to Eid-ul-Adha.

In a se


Monday, September 16, 2019Received weapons consignment from Amritsar, reveals Jaish trio

JAMMU: The three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants arrested on Thursday at Lakhanpur have revealed to NIA that they had received the consignment of weapons and ammunition in a bag from Amritsar in Punjab.

The local trio militants were arrested by state police at Lakhanpur along with a large cache of arms and ammunition, including 6 AK assault rifles from a truck they were travelling in.



Monday, September 16, 2019Pak violates ceasefire on LoC

New Delhi, Sep 16: Pakistan resorted to yet another ceasefire violation across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir with intensive shelling, an Army official said on Monday, adding that there were no reports of injuries or casualties.

The ceasefire violation was reported from the Balakote block in Mendhar sector at around 10.30 p.m. on Sunday.

"The ceasefire violation was unprovo


Monday, September 16, 2019Pak singer's move to threaten Modi with reptiles backfires

Islamabad: Pakistani singer Rabi Pirzada's move to threaten Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Kashmir issue with snakes and crocodiles has backfired as she has been fined by the authorities for posing with reptiles.

According to reports in the Pakistani media, the singer has been asked to pay fines by the wildlife department for illegal captivity of the reptiles.

In a video posted


Monday, September 16, 2019Ahead of Pak’s infiltration plan, India mounts forces at 2 LoC trouble spots

200-250 JeM, LeT militants trying to sneak into India in Sept end

JAMMU: To counter Pakistan’s repeated attempts to infiltrate terrorists into the Indian Territory and also to give a befitting reply to increased number of ceasefire violations, the Indian Army has intensified its presence along the Line of Control (LoC) in at least two trouble spots along the fence to contain the infiltration attempts by the enemy nation towards the end of this month.
The addit


Monday, September 16, 20192019: 9 CFVs every day, 21 killed

The Pakistani Army has violated ceasefire more than 2,050 times this year without provocation in which 21 Indians have been killed, the Ministry of External Affairs said Sunday.
India has repeatedly conveyed to Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire understanding, it said.
"We have highlighted our concerns at unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces, including in s


Monday, September 16, 2019Invoking Quran, Advisor Khan asks parents to send children to schools

Rejects rescheduling of annual exams, assures safety

‘Asking kids not to go to schools biggest disservice to Islam’

SRINAGAR: Coming out hard at militants in Kashmir Valley, Advisor Farooq Khan on Sunday said that asking children not to attend classes and warning parents against sending their wards to schools is the biggest disservice to Islam, even as he appealed to the parents to send their wards to schools.
Khan who looks after the affairs o


Monday, September 16, 2019Curfew in Kishtwar after JeI leader dies

JAMMU: The authorities in Kishtwar imposed a curfew as a precautionary measure in district on Saturday night after prominent leader of banned Jamaat-e-Islami Ghulam Nabi Gundana passed away at a hospital in Punjab on Sunday after prolonged illness.
The Jamia Masjid management announced a shutdown on Monday as a mark of respect to Gundana, who belonged to Kishtwar.
Gundana (70), who was a retire


Monday, September 16, 2019Dengue fever grips Jammu, 60 cases reported in region

JAMMU: Half-way into the season favorable for the fatal disease, around sixty cases of dengue have been reported so far from different areas of Jammu region with Jammu and Samba districts being the most affected.
The months of August, September and October are the most favorable when the mosquito carrying virus and the vector (mosquito) associated Aedes aegypti affect the people with this fatal


Monday, September 16, 2019Imran Khan acknowledges Pak could lose war to India

JAMMU: Admitting that Pakistan would face a defeat from India in case of a conventional war, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday indicated that the enemy nation would resort to use nuclear weapons.
He also said that the war with India could go beyond the subcontinent and asserted that there was no question of talking to New Delhi after it revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.


Monday, September 16, 2019Uncertainty looms large over J&K polythene industries as govt mulls complete plastic ban

JAMMU: Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to reduce the usage of plastic to minimum extent before October 2nd and a determined campaign by government in the same direction, uncertainty looms large over the fate of the polythene industry in Jammu and Kashmir.
There are as many as 187 registered plastic manufacturing and recycling units in the state, besides 22 unregistered unit


Monday, September 16, 2019Twelve killed, over 30 missing as boat capsizes in Godavari

VISAKHAPATNAM: A pleasure trip turned into tragedy for many families as a boat with over 60 tourists capsized in swollen Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Sunday, killing 12 persons while at least 30 went missing.
As many as 27 passengers either swam to safety or were rescued by people from a nearby village.
The accident occurred in Katchuluru village near popular tou


Monday, September 16, 2019Army destroys live mortar shell

POONCH: A 120-mm mortar shell, fired by Pakistani forces, was destroyed by the Indian Army in a forward village near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Sunday.
The shell had landed near a house in the Balakot area of Mendhar sector during cross-border shelling on Saturday and was noticed by some villagers, who informed the Army, the officials said.
They said Army experts immediatel


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

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


Monday, September 16, 2019Azad seeks permission to meet family at home

JAMMU: Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has moved the Supreme Court seeking permission to visit his home state to enquire about the well being of his family members.
Azad said he has filed the petition in his personal capacity and it is apolitical.
His plea is scheduled to be taken up by a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Na


Monday, September 16, 2019SC to hear pleas against 370 abrogation, J&K curbs today

JAMMU: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday pleas challenging abrogation of provisions of Article 370 -- which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, validity of imposition of President's rule and the related restrictions imposed in the state.
A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer will be also hearing a bunch fresh petitions, including the


Sunday, September 15, 2019Dr Jitendra Singh calls for preservation, promotion of Dogri Language

Inaugurates Kunwar Viyogi Auditorium at Dogri Bhavan Confers Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya- Kala Sammaan to Chhatrapal (posthumously)

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 15: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Development of NE Region & MoS PM’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh today emphasized collective efforts for preservation and promotion of Dogri language.
“Every single individual associated with the language needs to come together for its promotion and preservation”, he maintained.
The Union Minister of State was speaking during the inaug


Sunday, September 15, 2019Advisor Sharma to meet public in Jammu on Tuesday Sep 17

SRINAGAR SEPTEMBER 15: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma shall be holding a public grievance camp at Convention Centre, Canal Road, on September 17(Tuesday ) from 10am to 12 Noon.
The public delegations, deputations, organizations and individuals who are desirous of meeting Advisor are requested to register their names in the office of Deputy Commissioner, Jammu.


Sunday, September 15, 2019DSEJ holds "Model Exhibition cum Competition", GHS Simbal lifts trophy

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 15: Department of School Education, Jammu, today organised a 'Model Exhibition cum Competition' under JAL SHAKTI ABHIYAN' , at Teachers Bhawan, Gandhi Nagar Jammu.
The objective of holding the event was to spread the message of water conservation and create Jan -Andolan along the lines of Swachh Bharat Mission to save water and secure the future of India.
Students from vari


Sunday, September 15, 2019PDD appeals for judicious use of electrical appliances in prevailing hot weather

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 15: The J&K Power Development Department has appealed the general people to ensure judicious use of Air Conditioners and other electrical appliances to avoid excessive overloading on transformers and unscheduled power curtailment in the prevailing hot and humid climate in the region.
The department has also appealed the farmers to use water pumps for irrigation during night hou


Sunday, September 15, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 15: To carry out work of dragging, shifting of old unserviceable 20 MVA, 132/66 KV Power Transformer out of the 132/66 KV Transformer Yard and replacing it with spared 20 MVA, 132/66 KV Power Transformer from Kathua Grid to Hiranagar Grid, the power supply to Kathua, Hiranagar, Samba, SEWA-II, Billawar, Mahanpur and adjoining areas including Industrial areas will remain affected


Sunday, September 15, 2019Advisor Sharma to meet public in Jammu on Tuesday Sep 17

SRINAGAR SEPTEMBER 15: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma shall be holding a public grievance camp at Convention Centre, Canal Road, on September 17(Tuesday) from 10am to 12 Noon.
The public delegations, deputations, organizations and individuals who are desirous of meeting Advisor are requested to register their names in the office of Deputy Commissioner, Jammu.


Sunday, September 15, 2019KVK Kargil organizes mela cum method demonstration on water conservation under Jal Shakti Abhiyan

KARGIL SEPTEMBER 15:- Under Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Kargil organized a mela cum method demonstration on water conservation here today.
Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan was the chief guest on the occasion while as Assistant Secretary JSA Ayushi Sudan and S F Hamid were the guests of honour on the occasion.
During the cour


Sunday, September 15, 2019His Eminence Syabje Ling Rinpoche inaugurates Lhakang Tashizgang Gonpa at Wakha

CEC,ECs, DC participate in celebrations

KARGIL, SEPTEMBER 15:- His Eminence Syabje Ling Rinpoche today inaugurated Lhakang Tashizgang Gonpa at Wakha. The inauguration ceremony was followed by Rabnyas prayers during which special prayers were held for peace, tranquillity and communal harmony in the world.
The Gonpa building constructed at a cost of Rs 2 crores 20 lacs in a record time of 5 years out of donations raised from devotees


Sunday, September 15, 2019Mega mass awareness program on plastic waste management under Swacchta Hi Sewa 2019 kick starts at Kargil

KARGIL SEPTEMBER 15:- Massive mass awareness programs on plastic waste management under Swacchta Hi Sewa 2019 are going on in full swing in Kargil district. As a part of the series of awareness programmes Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary today kick started a mass awareness programme regarding segregation of waste with particular focus on plastic waste.
A team le


Sunday, September 15, 2019DC Kargil conducts extensive tour of Sodh block

Takes stock of pace of progress on dev projects, listens to people’s grievances, developmental issues

KARGIL SEPTEMBER 15:- Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary on Saturday conducted an extensive tour of Sodh block during which he took stock of the pace of progress on developmental works and listened to the grievances and developmental concerns of the people.
Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Kargil Ghulam Muhammad, Executive Engineers of R&B, PHE, I&FC, RE


Sunday, September 15, 2019DDC launches drive against Single Use Plastic

RAMBAN SEPT 15: District Development Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan, today launched drive against Single Use Plastic (SUP) in the district.
He directed all the departments to ensure restriction on use of SUP in their offices besides intensifying awareness campaign to sensitize the people about its ill effect.
In this regard, the Education department organised an awareness rally in which more th


Sunday, September 15, 2019DDC holds meeting regarding sensitisation of Sarpanchs for BDC Elections

RAJOURI SEPTEMBER 15: In order to sensitize the Sarpanchs regarding elections to Block Development Councils, District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today held a meeting with the concerned officers and Sarpanchs of all Panchayats of the district here today.
The meeting was attended by Assistant Commissioner Development, senior officers and Sarpanchs of various panchayats.


Sunday, September 15, 201952nd Engineers' day celebrated with enthusiasm in Jammu

Div Com asks Engineers to follow ideology of Sir MV

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 15: The Institution of Engineers (India), Jammu Local Centre celebrated 52nd Engineers' day at its Institutional Complex, Channi Himmat, Jammu which was attended by large number of engineers from various departments and organisations.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, who was chief guest on the occasion, paid rich tributes to an eminent engineer and statesman "Bharat R


Sunday, September 15, 2019Advisor inaugurates development works at K.K Hakku Hockey Stadium, Mini Stadium

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 15: Advisor to Governor, K. Vijay Kumar inaugurated and laid foundation for a series of projects envisaging development of sports infrastructure to facilitate players of the region.
Advisor inaugurated illumination of K.K Hakku Hockey Stadium at Jammu which was established with Rs.75 lakh.
Advisor also laid foundation of synthetic hockey turf at K.K Hakku Stadium which will be


Sunday, September 15, 2019Advisor Kumar inaugurates General Nursing & Midwifery School at Bailey

UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER-15:- Advisor to Governor, K. Vijay Kumar today inaugurated General Nursing Midwifery (GNM), School at Bailey, Udhampur.
Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department, Atul Dullo, DIG Udhampur- Reasi Range Sujit Kumar Singh, District Development Commissioner Udhampur, Dr. Piyush Singla, Additional District Development Commissioner, Ashok Kumar and Additional D


Sunday, September 15, 2019Advisor Khan visits Shashvat Art Gallery & Museum, lauds Abrol family for conservation of art & artifacts

JAMMU: Sept 15: Appreciating the rich culture and heritage of Jammu and Kashmir, Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan, today pitched for its preservation by all the stakeholders.
“Our art, literature, architecture are the hallmarks of our human existence. They form a common thread that unites all civilizations and cultures, a celebration of our emotional lives and our society,” asserted the Advis


Sunday, September 15, 2019Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar inaugurates ANM School at Ramban

RAMBAN SEPTEMBER 15: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today inaugurated Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) School at Ramban.
“The Government’s commitment of providing a better and affordable healthcare system in J&K is being realized through strengthening of nursing and allied services in every nook and corner of the state”, the Advisor maintained.
Financial Commissioner Health


Sunday, September 15, 2019Pankaj Advani win his 22nd world billiards title

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Indias most consistent sportsperson Pankaj Advani has won his 22nd world title for his country. Since returning for national duty from a brief stint in the UK in 2014, Pankaj has brought home a world title every year in billiards or snooker, or both.

In the Billiards short format (150-up), this is Pankaj's fourth consecutive year being victorious at the world level. On


Sunday, September 15, 2019Veteran football manager Gutendorf passes away

Munich, Sep 15 (IANS) German football manager Rudi Gutendorf passed away on Sunday, according to German media reports.

Gutendorf was 93 as per a ESPNFC report. He guided a record 55 teams, including 18 national sides.

Gutendorf's management career spanned half a century as he coached Chile (1972-73), Australia (1978-79) and China (1988, 1991-2) and others. Gutendorf was in charge of Rwanda


Sunday, September 15, 2019People cannot expect us to win every time: Guardiola

Manchester, Sep 15 (IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has backed his players to recover from their shock 2-3 defeat to Norwich City, saying it is impossible to win every time.

The reigning English Premier League champions suffered the upset of the season, so far, as Teemu Pukki scored one goal and assisted another at Carrow Road.

"The people cannot expect us to win or pick up 100


Sunday, September 15, 2019Sourabh Verma wins 2019 Vietnam Open badminton

Ho Chi Minh City, Sep 15 (IANS) India shuttler Sourabh Verma won the Vietnam Open after he defeated China's Sun Fei Xiang in the summit clash here on Sunday. The Indian registered a 21-12, 17-21, 21-14 win in the final to win the tournament.

Sourabh made a positive start in the first game as he took a 11-4 lead in the mid-break, before Sun Fei Xiang put some fight to delay the Indian's wait fo


Sunday, September 15, 2019Vinales takes pole position from Espargaro for San Marino MotoGP

Misano Adriatic (Italy), Sep 15 (IANS) Spanish rider Maverick Viñales of Yamaha snatched pole position from his compatriot Pol Espargaro of KTM ahead of the San Marino MotoGP.

Espargaro finished the second qualifying round in the second spot ahead of one of the race favorites, Vinales' teammate Fabio Quartararo of France on Saturday, reports Efe news.

"KTM and Pol Espargaro are denied a his


Sunday, September 15, 2019Neymar braves fan abuse to net injury-time winner for PSG

Paris, Sep 15 (IANS) Brazilian star Neymar Jr. braved abuses on his Paris Saint-Germain return to score a stunning winner and help the club win 1-0 against Strasbourg in Ligue 1.

On Saturday night, Neymar scored during injury time to script a dramatic end to the game where he was chided by the fans for his wish to move back to FC Barcelona -- the move eventually not transpiring.

On the reac


Sunday, September 15, 2019Bajaj appears before AIFF Ethics body, verdict soon

Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj has appeared before the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Ethics Committee for putting out derogatory tweets and the verdict is expected in a few days, Committee chairman Amod Kanth said.

The I-League team owner appeared on Saturday before the ethics body after being show caused in July for his numerous derogatory, damaging, unet


Sunday, September 15, 2019Centre's steps for housing, exports to support economy: FICCI

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The latest measures announced by the Finance Minister in the field of real estate and exports would help provide stimulus to the slowing economy, industry FICCI President Sandip Somany said on Sunday.

The industry body welcomed the government's move a day after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced steps to help the nearly stalled real estate sector and increas


Sunday, September 15, 2019Slowdown-to-Scrap Yard: India's 'Cash for Clunkers' policy in offing

New Delhi/Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) A desi version of 'Cash for Clunkers' scheme might be in the offing to reverse the slowdown that has heavily dented the Indian automobile industry.

Accordingly, several central government ministries are said to be in a huddle to finalise key aspects of the policy such as incentives for buying new vehicles in lieu of scrapping old ones along with deciding the par


Sunday, September 15, 2019Punjab govt urges farmers to shun stubble burning

Chandigarh, Sep 15 (IANS) Urging the farmers to refrain from burning paddy stubble, the Punjab government on Sunday appealed to the farmers to follow the philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev in reverence of 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of the first Sikh guru.

The state Cabinet last week passed a resolution by appealing to the farmers to do away with the unhealthy practice of stubble burning in line


Sunday, September 15, 2019Azad moves SC over Kashmir curbs, plea to be heard on Monday

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has filed a petition in the Supreme Court over the Kashmir issue.

The plea will be heard by a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Monday along with various petitions including one of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury who has challenged


Sunday, September 15, 2019Haryana Cong feud intensifies as polls approach

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The feud between former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and former state party unit chief Ashok Tanwar is intensifying with Tanwar not responding to calls from the new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Kumari Selja.

Replying to a query by IANS, Tanwar said he would cooperate with them in the same manner as they had cooperated with him when he was


Sunday, September 15, 2019Seven youths of a family drown in UP's Shamli

Shamli, Sep 15 (IANS) In a tragic incident, seven youths belonging to one family drowned in the swollen Yamuna River in Kairana in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district on Sunday, police said.

Three bodies have been taken out while divers are searching for the remaining four.

According to reports, the youths had entered the river to immerse the ashes after a religious event in their house, waded


Sunday, September 15, 2019Hemant Soren sends legal notice to Jharkhand CM

Ranchi, Sep 15 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Jharkhand and Leader of Opposition Hemant Soren has served legal notice to Chief Minister Raghubar Das and has asked him to withdraw allegations of corruption against him.

"It seems that Chief Minister has taken contract to defame me. He says that I have purchased property worth Rs 500 crore. I have sent legal notice to Chief Minister Raghubar Das


Sunday, September 15, 2019UP to build $1tn economy with help from IIM-Lucknow: Yogi

Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that with the help of IIM-Lucknow, he planned to achieve the goal of a $1 trillion economy for the state.

He was speaking at the second edition of 'Manthan'-- a leadership development programme conducted by the senior faculty of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) here for the Chief Minister, his ministeria


Sunday, September 15, 2019Seven killed as tourist boat capsizes in Godavari

Visakhapatnam, Sep 15 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and many others were missing as a boat with about 60 tourists capsized in Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Sunday, officials said.

Locals rescued 24 people while a search was on for others.

The accident occurred in Papikonda area. Rescue workers pulled out seven bodies.

A majority of those on the


Sunday, September 15, 2019North Indian youths incapable of getting jobs: Santosh Gangwar

Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 15 (IANS) Union Minister Santosh Gangwar stirred major controversy on Sunday when he blamed the North Indian youth for failing to secure jobs as he dismissed criticism about the current employment situation in the country.

The Minister present at an event here said that there was no shortage of jobs but the companies wishing to recruit say that the youths here wer


Sunday, September 15, 2019WhatsApp traceability: Facebook offers alternative ways to help India

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) With India pressing for traceability of WhatsApp messages to check the spread of fake news, Nick Clegg, Facebook Vice President, Global Affairs and Communications, has offered alternative ways to help the country, without any reference towards tracing the origin of the WhatsApp messages.

WhatsApp had categorically said in the past that the government's demand to trace


Sunday, September 15, 2019More than 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India said on Sunday that Pakistan has resorted to more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations so far this year in which 21 Indians have been killed, amid reports that Pakistan was moving additional forces to the border with India.

In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said that India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to adhere to the 2003


Sunday, September 15, 2019Kashmiri Pandits vow to return home, pay homage to martyrs

New Delhi, Sep 15: The Kashmiri Pandits have observed the "martyrs day" here, and resolved to continue the fight to reclaim the homeland. The community has been observing this day for past 29 years.
According to a statement on Saturday by Pandits, 1989-90 saw the beginning of ethnic cleansing of Kashmir by Islamic jihadis. "Thousands were killed, women were raped, properties and temples were raz


Sunday, September 15, 2019Building of Ayodhya temple to start after Nov: Swamy

Ayodhya, Sep 15: Senior BJP leader Subramanium Swamy has claimed that the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will commence by November.
He also stated that the decision of the Supreme Court, which is hearing the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, will be in favour of the Ram temple.
Swamy, who was in Ayodhya on a two-day visit, further said that the right to worship is a fund


Sunday, September 15, 2019Education worst hit during 42 days of clampdown in Valley

Srinagar, Sep 15: While schools, colleges and universities are functioning normally in the Jammu and Ladakh divisions of the two Union Territories, the same cannot be said for the Kashmir Valley where education has taken the worst beating because of the clampdown.
Authorities have opened schools up to the 10th standard in the Valley, but the attendance of children in these educational institutio


Sunday, September 15, 2019J&K to get 2 medi-cities, recruit 800 new doctors

In first meeting post 370, SAC focus on healthcare | 25 new Jan Aushadhi, 16 AMRIT Pharmacy Stores soon

JAMMU: In a far reaching decision aimed at bettering the healthcare facilities in the State, the State Administrative Council (SAC)—equivalent to cabinet in popular government, on Saturday approved the 'Policy Document' for setting up of two medi-cities in Jammu and Kashmir even as green signal has been given to the revenue department to identify and transfer the land for those.

The SAC, which


Sunday, September 15, 2019Malik warns ‘Pak-purchased boys’ In Valley of serious consequences

‘Satisfied with my stint as Governor; 370 repeal irreversible’

JAMMU: Dubbing militants in Kashmir as "Pak-purchased boys", Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday warned them that they "will soon get killed" if they do not "mend their ways" and stop threatening apple growers against selling their produce outside the Valley.

"Some Pakistan-purchased boys are roaming around (in the Valley) and threatening to kill orchardists to stop them from selling their f


Sunday, September 15, 2019Laden’s son killed in US Op: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, was killed in an American counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

The confirmation of Hamza's death has come more than a month after the US media reported that he was killed, citing the US intelligence officials.

"Hamza bin Laden, the high-ranking al-Qaeda member and son of Osama bin Laden, was killed in a United States counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region," Trump said in a statement.

However, the US Pr


Sunday, September 15, 2019Kishtwar: Search Ops on; day curfew lifted

JAMMU: The authorities lifted the day curfew in Kishtwar district even as a massive search operation for LeT militants, who snatched the service rifle from a personal security officer of a PDP leader, continued for the second day on Saturday.

The day curfew, which was imposed in the town following the weapon snatching incident on Friday, was lifted but all educational institutions remained closed as a precautionary measure, the officials said.

A group of terrorists struck the house of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kishtwar district president Sheikh Nasir Hussain at Gourian village in t


Sunday, September 15, 2019Forces on high alert, security stepped up in Jammu region

‘Lakhanpur, Kishtwar incidents a concern’

JAMMU: Following the recent spurt in the militant activities across the State especially in Jammu region, the security forces have strengthened the security grid in all three regions, which is already reeling under threats from Pakistan at Line of Control following union government’s decision to abrogate its special status and bifurcate it in two Union Territories (UTs).

While LoC has remained


Sunday, September 15, 2019Pakistan raises white flag, takes back two dead soldiers from LoC

SRINAGAR: Pakistan military raised the white flag to retrieve bodies of its two soldiers along the LoC in Hajipir sector of PoK after they were killed by the Indian security personnel during cross border firing, Army sources said Saturday.

The Indian Army on Saturday released a 1.47-minute video of the incident which showed Pakistan military personnel raising the white flag to retrieve the bod


Sunday, September 15, 2019Pak shells Poonch areas, NAC reviews LoC security in Rajouri

JAMMU: Pakistani troops engaged in heavy firing and mortar shelling on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Saturday in violation of the ceasefire.

The fresh breach of the LoC truce occurred while a top Army commander was visiting the forward posts along the fence in neighbouring Rajouri district.

“The firing and mortar shelling from across the bo


Sunday, September 15, 2019SC moved over 'illegal detention' of children

Post 370

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has been moved over the "illegal detention of children" in Jammu and Kashmir following abrogation of Article 370 and the reorganisation of the state into two Union Territories (UTs).

The petition has been filed by Enakshi Ganguly, an eminent child rights expert, and Shanta Sinha, first chairperson of the National Commission for Child Rights (NCPCR).

Alleging the


Sunday, September 15, 2019IJU to implead in petition of KT editor

NEW DELHI: The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has sought to intervene in the petition filed in the Supreme Court by Kashmir Times Executive Editor Anuradha Bhasin seeking removal of restrictions imposed on working of the media after scrapping Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

IJU Secretary General Sabina Inderjit filed an intervention application in the apex court on Wednesday to put forth t


Sunday, September 15, 2019No Bandh in Jammu tomorrow

JAMMU: Top business bodies in Jammu on Saturday deferred the call for a shutdown on Monday against the taxes and penalties imposed recently in various sectors, after they were assured of a meeting with Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday.

The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) had threatened a one-day shutdown on Monday if their demands were not met by Sunday.

The JCCI and sev


Sunday, September 15, 2019If Pak doesn’t stop terrorism, it will 'break into pieces': DM

JAMMU: In a stern message to Pakistan, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the neighbouring country should stop promoting terrorism, ‘otherwise no one will be able to prevent it from breaking into pieces’.

Singh also warned Pakistan that if its people cross the Line of Control, the Indian Army will not allow them to return.

"Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has given good


Sunday, September 15, 2019Undefined LAC causes border rows: Namgyal

LEH: New Delhi and Beijing need to sit down and properly define the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to avoid border skirmishes, Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal has said.

Describing the tension reported earlier this week along the border as "nothing serious", the BJP MP from the just-carved out Union Territory said, "we should not worry too much about such developments".

The LAC has often wit


Sunday, September 15, 2019FM unveils Rs 70k Cr stimulus for exports, real estate sectors

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced an over Rs 70,000 crore package for the exports and real estate sectors, including setting up of a stressed asset fund, as the government continued with firefighting measures to pull the economy out of a six-year low growth rate.

A Rs 20,000 crore fund, with government putting in half of the amount, will be set up to provide


Saturday, September 14, 2019Governor inaugurates GMC, Kathua

lays foundation stone of additional 200 bedded hospital

KATHUA, SEPTEMBER 14: Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated the Govt. Medical College, Kathua, and laid foundation stone for additional 200 bedded Hospital for the GMC Kathua today. He reiterated the Government’s commitment of providing a better and affordable healthcare system in J&K and observed that every possible effort is being made to strengthen the healthcare institutions in every nook and


Saturday, September 14, 2019Normal life remains affected in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 14: Normal life remained affected across Kashmir Valley for the 41st consecutive day on Saturday as the stalemate following the nullification of Article 370 continued with most shops and schools remaining shut and public transport off the roads, officials said.

Restrictions, which were imposed in the Hazratbal area of the city on Friday, were lifted, the officials said, adding mo


Saturday, September 14, 2019Day curfew lifted in Kishtwar, search on for suspects who snatched rifle from PDP leader's PSO

Jammu, Sep 14: Day curfew was lifted in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district even as a massive search operation for suspected terrorists, who snatched the service rifle from a personal security officer of a PDP leader, continued for the second day on Saturday, officials said.

The day curfew, which was imposed in the town following the weapon snatching incident on Friday, was lifted but all e


Saturday, September 14, 2019'By vandalising statues, you cannot destroy greatness'

New Delhi, Sep 14: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday criticised people involved in vandalising statues of Mahatma Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district saying those involved in such acts cannot destroy the greatness of these people.

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalised by unidentified people at a college in Jalaun's Gandhi Inter College on Friday morning.


Saturday, September 14, 2019Leh Police nabs foreign national using Thuraya satellite phone

JAMMU: Police arrested a foreign national using Thuraya satellite phone in Leh region.

“For the last many days, a specific Thuraya activity was being noticed at various locations of Leh viz Main Market, Namgail Tesmo Gonpa, Sankar, Pangong Lake, Kharu Shang areas for which search was conducted at various locations and finally one of the police teams of Police Station Leh succeeded in recoverin


Saturday, September 14, 2019'Kashmir restrictions hindering Muharram processions a negative'

United Nations, Sep 14: The head of a UN body to promote cultural and religious harmony has said that the restrictions in Kashmir that prevented Shias from holding their Muharram procession is a "negative".

"Anything that puts obstacles or don't allow people to respect each other is negative," Miguel Moratinos, the High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), said on Frida


Saturday, September 14, 2019Will 'Jhumka' reunite 2 friends who separated during partition?

Islamabad: Like countless other stories that describe the pain of the India-Pakistan partition, another story is circulating on social media in which Indian historian and author Aanchal Malhotra shared an image of a 'Jhumka' on her Twitter handle that belongs to two friends who were separated during the partition and each has one of the pair.

This story is attracting Twitteraties in which Mal


Saturday, September 14, 2019Davis Cup: Indo-Pak tie in end Nov, venue subject to review

Kolkata: The much-talked about India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie will take place either on November 29-30 or November 30-December 1, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said.

However, there will be a review of the security situation on November 4 to decide if the Asia/Oceania Group I tie can take place in Islamabad or it has to be shifted to a neutral venue.

"They (ITF) have mailed us


Saturday, September 14, 2019Imran tries to ratchet up global Muslim sentiment against India

Muzaffarabad, Sep 13: With his appeal to Muslim-majority countries and the global community failing to fetch any results, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday tried to ratchet up Muslim sentiments against India over Kashmir.

Addressing a much-touted 'Jalsa' in the capital of 'Azad Jammu and Kashmir', which drew a poor crowd, Imran Khan called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'Hitle


Saturday, September 14, 2019Guv orders ACB probe into illegal land grabbing in twin capital cities


SRINAGAR: Ten months after repealing the Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001, commonly known as Roshni scheme, Governor Satya Pal Mail on Friday ordered a detailed probe into alleged instances of cornering high-value prime land in Jammu and Srinagar cities by misusing the now-repealed law.

The probe which will be conducted by the Anti Corruption Bure


Saturday, September 14, 2019Curfew in Kishtwar as LeT ultras snatch rifle of PDP leader’s PSO

Militants identified; massive search Op launched

JAMMU: In third such incident in past six months, two militants belonging to Lashker-e-Toiba terror outfit snatched the service rifle from a Personal Security Officer (PSO) of a local Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Kishtwar in Jammu region, forcing authorities to impose curfew and launch a massive search operation in the communally-sensitive district.

A senior officer informed that t


Saturday, September 14, 2019JKPC moves SC on 370 repeal, President's Rule

SRINAGAR: A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court by the Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference (JKPC) challenging the President's Rule imposed in the state and abrogation of provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to the state.
The Sajjad Lone-led JKPC has filed the petition through its spokesperson Adnan Ashraf, seeking President's Rule in the state be declared unconstitutional


Saturday, September 14, 2019257 candidates appointed to KAS, 2 make it to KPS

SRINAGAR: The State Government on Friday accorded sanction to the appointment of 263 candidates to J&K Administrative Services, J&K Police (Gazetted) and J&K Accounts (Gazetted) Service under direct recruitment through the combined competitive examinations 2016.
Among these, 257 are appointed to the Joiner Scale of J&K Administration Services, 02 in J&K Police (Gazetted) Services and 04 in J&K A


Saturday, September 14, 2019In Centre’s MIS, Valley’s apple growers find relief, new hopes

SRINAGAR: Wearing a white Khan dress, Ghulam Nabi, a resident of Sopore is optimistic about the announcement made by the government over initiating “Market Intervention Scheme”, which will provide a new market to the fruit growers of the valley and will benefit thousands of farmers.
There are many apple farmers like Nabi, whose annual income is dependent on growing fruits and selling it to the m


Saturday, September 14, 2019Prices fixed

SRINAGAR: A day after its official launching, the Department of Horticulture, Planning and Marketing which is the nodal agency of Jammu and Kashmir for Centre’s Market Intervention Scheme, fixed prices for apples according to the fruit grade and type of packaging material on Friday.
For Delicious Apple variety Rs 52 per kilogram have been fixed for Grade A, Rs 36 per Kg for Grade B and Rs 15.75


Saturday, September 14, 2019J&K community radio stations likely to start function in 6 months

JAMMU: Two new community radio stations for Jammu and Kashmir among the 118 such stations being set up in various parts of the country, are likely to become operational in next 6 months, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.
Community radio is a great way to communicate with the public and give opportunities to local artists, he said.
"We are going to exp


Saturday, September 14, 2019Salary of 4 Tehsildars withheld

KISHTWAR: Deputy Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana today withheld salary of Tehsildars of Drabshalla, Bonjwah, Warwan and Marwah for their poor performance under Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP).

As per an order issued here in this regard says that the erring officers have been asked to explain their position within next five days, in case of any failure on this accoun


Saturday, September 14, 2019Jawan serving in Rajouri distt commits suicide

GURUGRAM: An army man, identified as Rajiv Kumar (35), allegedly committed suicide in the washroom of a hotel, here on Thursday. No Suicide note was found.

A resident of Trarpur village under the Bilaspur police station in Gurugram, Kumar was posted at the Rajori sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

The deceased had taken leave on September 5 and reached Gurugram on September 7. Instead of visiting


Saturday, September 14, 2019Boy booked for raping minor sister

JAMMU: In a shocking incident, a boy allegedly committed rape on his minor sister in Nagrota area here, police said.

A senior officer identified the accused as Nitesh Sharma, son of a late Army Colonel, living in R S Colony in Nagrota.

“Acting on the complaint that the accused raped his sister, a minor, an FIR was lodged and the accused was arrested,” he said.

The accused has been booked


Saturday, September 14, 2019Court rejects bail in Gang Rape case

JAMMU: Principal Sessions Judge Reasi Kamlesh Pandita rejected the bail applications of two accused--Kuldeep and Rinku who are allegedly involved in Gang Rape case.

The two are accused of abducting a woman raping her, along with another absconding accused Sonu.

“The offences alleged to have been committed by the accused persons are heinous and also against the society at large. It leaves a


Saturday, September 14, 2019Northern Army Commander reviews security on LoC, Valley CI-Operations

SRINAGAR: Amid desperate efforts by Pakistan to push militants into the valley and disturb the calm, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh took stock of security preparedness in Kashmir.
Lt Gen Singh was accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon. Both of them visited formations in North Kashmir deployed along the Line of Control and the hinterland.
The visit comes close on


Saturday, September 14, 2019Fresh restrictions see Friday pass off peacefully in Valley

SRINAGAR: Fresh restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar on Friday to maintain law and order in view of congregational prayers, even as the stalemate following abrogation of Article 370 entered its 40th day with schools closed and public transport off the roads, officials said.
Fresh restrictions have been imposed in areas around Hazratbal, while the curbs continued in five police station


Saturday, September 14, 2019Pak hub of terror, spreads deceitful narratives on Kashmir: India at UN

UNITED NATIONS: Describing Pakistan as the "hub of terrorism", India has dismissed Pakistan's attempts to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN General Assembly after it had failed to get a hearing in the Security Council, saying Islamabad misused the UN forum to spread "baseless and deceitful" narratives about it.
Pakistan's envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi raised the Kashmir issue during a General As


Saturday, September 14, 2019Aamir Khan in Ladakh, plans to shoot films in UT in 2020

Discusses water conservation measures with Div Com

LEH: Bollywood Superstar Aamir Khan who was in Leh said that his production team is planning film shooting in the region in the coming year even as he met Divisional Commissioner Ladakh Saugat Biswas and discussed with him water conservation measures in the cold desert.
Khan had previously shot in Ladakh for his mega hit ‘3 Idiots’.
Khan called on Saugat Biswas on Friday, an official spokesman


Saturday, September 14, 2019Pak should hand over PoK to us, says Athawale

CHANDIGARH: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Friday said it is in Pakistan's interest to hand over PoK to India as several reports suggest people in the occupied territory are unhappy and want to be part of this country.
"Narendra Modi is a dashing prime minister. He took a historical decision to scrap Article 370. Pakistan has been unable to digest this and has tried to unsuccessfully rake up