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Wednesday, November 14, 2018Rajouri police detains notorious bovine smuggler under PSA.

Rajouri police here has booked and detained a notorious bovine smuggler under Public Safety Act (PSA) for his repeated involvement in cases of bovine smuggling in the district.During a recent exercise, it came to fore that one Khadam Hussain son of Noor Hussain resident of Behrote village of Thanamandi tehsil of Rajouri district is involved in multiple cases of bovine smuggling in Rajouri as well


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Prof.Mussarat launches IT enabled services at BGSBU.

Going paperless will ensure higher productivity and cost savings for the university:VC.

Rajouri : In a move that will ensure the ease of governance and expediting the administrative process, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah university Rajouri decided to go paperless.The objective is to develop efficient working environment at BGSBU with computerised operations and make accurate data and information readily available to the users. The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Javed Musarrat


Wednesday, November 14, 2018District hospital celebrates "World Diabetes Day" at Rajouri.

Regular physical activity, healthy and balanced diet and promotion of healthy are key to preventing diabetes:MS

Rajouri: World Diabetes Day celebrated at district hospital here today on under the supervision of Medical Superintendent DH Rajouri Dr Mehmood Hussain Bajar.A large number of people were screened for the disease and awearness regarding the disease was imaprted by the consultant physician and staff of the Non Communicable Diseases Clinic. The Medical Superintendent while talking to the people r


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Educational institutions celebrates "Children's Day" with full zeal at Rajouri.

Children and Staff paid rich tribute to Pt.Nehru on his birth anniversary.

Rajouri:Children's day, was celebrated with full enthusiasm and colorful programmes by different educational institutions across rajouri town.New Era Public School, under the agies of SVS educational trust, celebrated this day with colourful activities at school premises here today. The programme started with paying rich tribute to Pt.Nehru by lighting the candle by Principal, Mrs.Palvi Bali foll


Wednesday, November 14, 2018NPS training for DDOs held at Budgam

BUDGAM, NOVEMBER 14: - The two-day training programme for Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) of District Budgam concluded today at New Conference Hall of DC Budgam.

The training programme was conducted by the District Treasury Office, Budgam in collaboration with the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) through Hero Mind Mine Pvt. Ltd.

All DDOs operating at District


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Advisor Kumar visit SDH Dooru, ReA Hospital in Anantnag

ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 14: The Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited newly constructed building of Sub-District Hospital (SDH), Dooru.

The Director Health Services, Kashmir and CMO, Anantnag informed the Advisor that new building of SDH Dooru, getting constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.21.17 crore, is executed by Police Housing Corporation. It includes construction of the main build


Wednesday, November 14, 201865th All India Cooperative Week-2018 celebrations held at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 14: Cooperative department today kick-started 65th All India Cooperative Week – 2018 celebrations here at Maraz Hotel, Anantnag.

The programme was attended by members of 55 Cooperative Societies of Anantnag and 36 of Kulgam.

In his inaugural address, the Deputy Registrar Cooperatives Bashir Ahmad Lone highlighted the achievements of the Cooperative department and said tha


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Dozens of far-flung, remote villages remain cut off in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 14 : Dozens of roads, connecting far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) remained closed for the second day on Wednesday due to fresh snowfall.

The road to border town of Karnah was so far through despite snowfall on Wednesday, official sources said.

They said dozens of far-flung and remote villages near the LoC, including border town of Kera


Wednesday, November 14, 2018MLA Marh meets Governor

Jammu, November 14: Sh. Sukhnandan Choudhary, MLA Marh and a former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Choudhary apprised Governor about the developmental scenario in his Constituency and need for speeding up some important developmental projects for the overall benefit of the public Governor.

Governor appreciated Sh. Choudhary’s zeal for public welfare


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Chairman J&K Peace Foundation meets Governor

Jammu, November 14: Sh. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, Chairman Jammu & Kashmir Peace Foundation (J&KPF), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Bhat apprised Governor about the activities being carried out by the J&K Peace Foundation for bringing sustained peace and peaceful co-existence in all the three regions of the State. He also apprised Governor about the difficulties being f


Wednesday, November 14, 2018PHE Daily Wagers meet Governor

Jammu, November 14: A delegation of PHE Daily Wagers led by its President Sh. Tanveer Hussain met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

The delegation requested Governor to expedite the process for regularization of Casual, Seasonal, Consolidated and other Workers of the PHE Department as per SRO 520; regular payment of monthly wages which are pending for last many months and


Wednesday, November 14, 2018No classes in CUK Nowgam campuses till Friday to prevent protests

Srinagar, Nov 14: To prevent protests on Wednesday class work remained suspended in Central University Kashmir (CUK) Nowgam, where students are demanding release of their two varsity mates arrested last week by security forces for their alleged links with militants.

However, the Ganderbal campuses of the varsity is functioning normally.

Meanwhile, the Central University of Kashmir Teachers


Wednesday, November 14, 2018SFs resume search operation in Kupwara woods

Srinagar, Nov 14: Security forces resumed search operation on Wednesday in the woods in the Keran sector of frontier district of Kupwara, where two infiltrators were killed immediately after they sneaked into this side, official sources said.

With the first light this morning, security forces resumed search operation in the dense woods near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector despite ha


Wednesday, November 14, 2018DDC Udhampur convenes press conference on Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana

Jammu, Nov 14: Deputy Comissioner udhampur Ravinder kumar today hold press conference in his office chamber udhampur while addressing to Media Persons Ravinder Kumar said that 28700 in Rural, 3934 families in Urban Parts of District udhampur get Benefit Through said scheme .

Main Objectives of the Said scheme is every eligible family will be given Rs. 5 Lakh Insurance Coverage Be


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Drug peddler among five detained in Rajouri

Jammu, Nov 14: Five persons, including a suspected drug peddler, have been taken into preventive custody in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Wednesday.

Payar Hussain, a resident of Kote Dabbar village, was detained in Nowshera area of the district and lodged in district jail, a police spokesman said.

Hussain is a notorious drug peddler cum addict and has been detained un


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Four persons snatch SUV in Pathankot, security tightened

Pathankot: Four persons, travelling in a hired SUV from Jammu, snatched the vehicle from its driver at gunpoint near Madhopur area here, police said Wednesday.

The incident took place Tuesday night when the driver stopped the car near Madhopur after one of the passengers complained of vomiting, they said.

The suspects, who were speaking in Punjabi, had booked the car from the Jammu taxi sta


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Truck met with an accident near Srinagar-Jammu highway

Jammu, Nov 14: A passenger vehicle on Wednesday met an accident on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pampore area of Pulwama district leading injuries to the driver of the vehicle.

Witnesses said that a Tata 407 vehicle driver sustained injuries after his vehicle collided with a truck on the Srinagar-Jammu highway near Galander in Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Police officials


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Two infiltration bids foiled on LoC, 3 Pak intruders killed; warlike store recovered

JAMMU: Army foiled a major infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Pallanwala area of Akhnoor sector in Jammu region after eliminating a Pakistani terrorist and recovery of huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

The PRO Defence, Jammu, Lt. Col. Devender Anand informed that in an encounter a heavily armed Pakistani terrorist has been eliminated in Akhnoor sector on own side of the Inter


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Woman held along with 20 grenades, ammunition in Sgr

SRINAGAR: Police on Tuesday said that it has arrested a woman along with 20 grenades from Lawaypora area in outskirts of Srinagar city.

"Today evening upon receipt of reliable information that some OGWs is coming from Baramulla towards Srinagar with ammunition, a naka was laid opposite Kirmaniabad shrine near Lawaypora," a police officer told .

In the meantime, a Golden colored Chevrolet Ta


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Militants involved in Parihar brothers’ killing to be neutralised soon: Madhav

Visits Kishtwar with Nadda, Dr. Jitendra, Raina

JAMMU: At a time when Jammu & Kashmir Police is almost solved the double murder of Parihar brothers at Kishtwar on November 01, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav today said that militants involved in the killing would be neutralise soon.

Madhav, who was visiting Parihar’s family at Kishtwar today told media persons that the priority is to track down the perpetrators and neutralize them


Wednesday, November 14, 2018DB puts curbs on any transaction for property falling under Roshni

JAMMU: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) titled Ankur Sharma and State of J&K & Others challenging the Jammu & Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, which is popularly known as “Roshni Act”, a Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Alok Aradhe today directed respondents to ensure that no further transaction in respect of the property falling under the Roshni Act, which is subject matter of challenge in this petition, shall be made till further orders.

In the PIL, it has been submitted that the Act has been dubbed a


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Vyas bats for outcome-based redressal of public grievances

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, B. B. Vyas on Tuesday passed strict instructions to the officials of different government departments to ensure the time bound redressal of the grievance raised by public during the Public Grievance Redressal Camp held yesterday at JK Governor's Grievance Cell at Church Lane, Sonwar.

Vyas today chaired a meeting of officers from various departments to discuss the


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Panchayat Polls-2018 1382 aspirants in fray for Phase-IV

JAMMU: For the Phase-IV of Panchayat Polls, 1382 candidates are in the fray for 531 Sarpanch Halqas and 5201 candidates for 4140 Panch wards across the State after scrutiny of nominations. Voting and counting for Phase-IV of Panchayat Polls-2018 is scheduled be held on 27 November 2018.

According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, for Phase-IV, 60 candidates are in the fray fo


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Avalanche warning issued in Kmr, Ladakh

SRINAGAR: The divisional administration has issued a avalanche warning during the next 24 hours in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region, where Meteorological department has issued a forecast for widespread rain and snow during the next 48 hours.

The warning has been issued in avalanche prone areas of Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara in north Kashmir Anantnag, Kulgam in south and Budgam, Ganderbal


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Rath attached to CG Home Guards on complaint, Alok Kumar new IGP Traffic

JAMMU: The Monday’s rumors of transfer of Basant Rath, IGP, Traffic, especially on social media, turned into reality today with the government ordering transfer and attachment of Rath to the office of the Commandant General, Home Guards/Civil Defense/SDRF till further orders.

The Government, however, posted Alok Kumar, IGP Security, as IGP Traffic, J&K.

Basant Rath’s transfer and atta


Wednesday, November 14, 2018In absence of law, publicity of certain diseases, their drugs rampant in J&K

Junaid Sidiq

SRINAGAR: The practice of advertising certain diseases and their therapeutic drugs is still rampant in Jammu & Kashmir as the incumbent Government led by Governor Satya Pal Malik is yet to enforce the Drugs & Magic Remedies Act even after it was passed two months back by his predecessor, N. N. Vohra.

The Drugs & Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 2018, was


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Upper reaches receive fresh snowfall; rains lash plains in Jammu, Kmr valley

Advisor Kumar reviews winter-preparedness in Sgr

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Entire Jammu & Kashmir has come under the grip of cold with upper reaches, including border town of Gurez, in Kashmir valley receiving fresh snowfall while rain lashed plains, resulting in further dip in the day temperature in Kashmir, where wet weather is predicted during the next 48 hours. Besides, almost whole Jammu region is experiencing intermittent rainfall during the last t


Wednesday, November 14, 2018HC seeks fresh status report on alarming traffic situation in Jmu

JAMMU: The Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed the State to file a status report on prevailing traffic scenario in Jammu city.

In a PIL filed by Citizen Forum, the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Geeta Mital and Justice Alok Aradhe this afternoon directed the state to file the report in two weeks time.

Advocate Aditya Sharma, appearing on behalf of the petitioner, submitt


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Dr. Sagar Dattatray joins as DC Reasi

REASI: Dr. Sagar Dattatray Doifode today assumed the office of Deputy Commissioner Reasi.

Earlier Dr Sagar was holding the charge as Special Officer in the Cell for Monitoring Flagship Programmes and Mega Projects.

Upon taking the charge of the district, DC Dattatray made an appeal to the residents of the district to come forward with suggestions for the development of the district. He also


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Samoon reviews road safety, traffic regulation on Sgr-Jmu highway

JAMMU: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Departments, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon convened separate meetings to take stock of functioning of the departments here today.

Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, IGP SD Jamwal, Director Fisheries R.N Pandita, Director Animal Husbandry Jammu Sanjeev Kumar, Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu Victor Koul and other senio


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Absconding for 25 years, rape accused held

JAMMU: A man who was absconding for 25 years after raping a woman was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said Tuesday.

Khushal Hussain, a resident of Banullah village, was booked under various sections of the Ranbir Penal Code including rape in 1993, they said.

However, he managed to escape and was evading arrest since then, they added. Hussain was held by a special po


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Countdown for GSAT-29 satellite launch begins

CHENNAI: The 27-hour countdown began Tuesday for the launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-29 onboard the second developmental flight GSLV-MkII D2 from the spaceport of Sriharikota Wednesday evening, subject to weather conditions, the ISRO said.

Though cyclone "Gaja", earlier forecast to cross the coast between Chennai and Sriharikota, has changed course, the Indian Space Resea


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Snag hit Spicejet flight lands at Jammu Airport

Jammu: A snag hit Delhi-Srinagar Spicejet flight on Tuesday grounded here at Jammu Airport and later took off to its destination. "Delhi-Srinagar flight via Jammu of Spicejet (SG964) this afternoon grounded at Jammu airport due to technical sang," an official here said.

He said that the flight returned and after the snag was repaired, it took off for Srinagar while are crew members and passeng


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Transparent Recruitment Process of non-gazetted posts of Fire & Emergency Service at Jammu

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 13: The Transparent Recruitment Process (TRP) of non-gazetted posts of Fire & Emergency Services for Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts which began yesterday under the chairmanship of Director General of Police / Director Fire and Emergency Service, J&K Shri Dilbag Singh concluded today.

Transparent Recruitment Process (TRP) has sofar been completed in Kashmir division and has


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Army guns down intruder along LoC in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 13: One intruder was killed by the Army along the Line of Control,LOC in Khour area in Jammu district on Tuesday.

"A movement was noticed during wee hours on near Nathu Kulian and fire was opened," sources here said.

They said that one intruder was killed in exchange of fire with Army.

"Ammunition was also seized from him while the body is retrieved," they said.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018CUK suspend classes till Friday to prevent protests

Srinagar, Nov 13: The Central University Kashmir (CUK) has on Tuesday announced suspension of classes in the Nowgam campus as a precautionary measure to prevent protests by students who are demanding release of their two varsity mates arrested last week.

A spokesman of the CUK said classwork of all departments in two Nowgam campuses will remain suspended for three days from tomorrow.



Tuesday, November 13, 2018PDP urges Governor to revive Winter Tuition in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 13: Calling upon the Governor administration to fully revive the winter tuition introduced in the year 2015, senior PDP leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar said the initiative taken three years back needs the Governor’s overview at present.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, Akhtar expressed concern over the delay being done in providing the incentives assured to the te


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Family damage hospital property as child dies in Jammu Hospital

Jammu, Nov 13: In a fit of anger expressed against doctors, a family on Tuesday damaged the window panes of a hospital after their child admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) ward of Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital died, police here said.

Police said that a newly born was admitted to NICU ward of the hospital four days back but he died this morning.

“Expressing anger again


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Upper reaches receive fresh snowfall, rain lashes plains in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 13: The upper reaches, including border town of Gurez, received fresh snowfall while rain lashed plains, resulting in further dip in the day temperature in Kashmir valley, where wet weather is predicted during the next 48 hours.

However, the night temperature improved and settled several degrees above normal at majority of the places in Kashmir valley due to overcast conditions.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018400-yr-old tradition ‘Khoja-e-Digar’ prayers today

Srinagar: The 400-year-old practice of congregational Asr prayers, The Khoj-e-Digar, at the shrine of Khanqah-i-Naqshbandiya will be offered today.

The prayers in which thousands of people participate are offered every year on the 3rd day of the month of Rabi-ul- Awal. Gatherings for special prayers (Khatmat-ul-muazzamat) are held for twelve days from 21st Safar to 3rd Rabi-ul Awwal. These ga


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Anti-PDD protesters block Tral-Dadsara road in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 13: Hundreds of residents of Tral town Tuesday morning hit roads and staged massive protest demonstration against Power Development Department for failing to provide the electricity as per the announced schedule in the town.

The protesters raised slogans against PDD, locals told TNN. Locals said that most of the shops also remained closed in Tral e Bala.

The protestors alleged


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Chief Secretary reviews implementation of Land Records Modernization Programme

Sets deadline of June 2019 to complete scanning of all 6.6 Crore Revenue documents

JAMMU: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a meeting here to review the progress of the ongoing Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) in the State.

100 percent centrally sponsored DILRMP is an integrated programme aimed at modernizing land records to minimize the scope of land/property disputes and enhance transparency in land records maintenance system.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Advisor Sharma reviews JK’s Power Scenario

Calls for an effective mechanism to ensure power projects are completed within stipulated time frame

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 12: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Krishan Sharma took a review of the Power Scenario in the State at a meeting convened here this evening and called for putting in place an effective mechanism to ensure that several ongoing projects in power sector are completed within the stipulated time frame.

The Advisor was briefed about the overall power scenario and power potential in the st


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Dual faced Pak Provoking India with ceasefire at LoC, requests for flag meeting at IB

Jammu: Adopting bitter and sweet policy, the Pakistan at one hand is provoking Indian army with five sniping incident in a row at Line of Control (LoC) martyring three soldiers, a porter and injuring a BSF jawan in last four days, today has requested and arranged a Sector Commander Level Flag Meeting at International Border to maintain peace and tranquility on borders.

Continuing with its doub


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Guv Admin constitutes Committees for implementation of AB-PMJAY Scheme

Jammu: The Governor Administration today accorded sanction for the Constitution of State Grievance Redressal Committee, District Grievance Redressal Committee and Coordination Committee for implementation of Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana (AB-PMJAY) in the State.

According to the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the Chairperson of State Grievance


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Panchayat Polls-2018: CEO issues notification for Phase-8

SRINAGAR: The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra today issued the notification for conduct of the eighth phase of Panchayati Polls-2018 to elect Sarpanches and Panches.

The notification has been issued for Block Hyhama and Kupwara in District Kupwara, Hajin and Nadihal in District Bandipora, Narwah and Boniyar in Baramulla District, Srinagar and Qamarwari in Srinagar District, B. K. P


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Dabang Police officer Rath’s reported transfer makes social media hot

Jammu: The Dabang police officer - Basant Rath, IGP Traffic who has been hit in slap gate in Jammu and distributing chocolates in valley today made rounds in social media as messages runiing on whatsapp group were indicating his transfer from recent posting i.e. IGP traffic.

The hot topic took place Monday evening which took the shape of whispering in police and social circle that Basant Rath


Tuesday, November 13, 2018One-way traffic on Kashmir highway, Mughal road closed

Srinagar: Keeping in view the overall condition of the road, the Srinagar Jammu highway continues to remain open for one way traffic on Monday.

The spokesman said that the movement of light motor vehicles shall be allowed from Srinagar to Jammu, and in order to ensure smooth service, no movement of traffic shall be allowed after 1:00 pm from Srinagar to avoid congestion.

Moreover, the passe


Tuesday, November 13, 201809 PoK guests arrive, 04 Kashmiris cross over LoC

Srinagar: Only nine fresh guests from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here on Monday while four Kashmiris crossed over to the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) in the weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad.

"As many as 62 returnees also crossed sides at Kaman Post," official sources told news agency this evening. The bus service was suspended last w


Tuesday, November 13, 2018ISRO wants to launch Venus mission in 2023; invites global proposals

Benguluru Nov 12: ISRO has invited proposals from the international scientific community to carry out novel experiments on its planned Venus mission, scheduled to launch in 2023, the space agency said.

The call presents an opportunity for scientists from foreign space agencies, research laboratories, and academic universities to study Venus, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement.

Venus is often described as the "twin sister" of the Earth because of the similarities in size, mass, density, bulk composition and gravity.

ISRO aims to identify important scienc


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Attention: Candidates appearing in ACF Main Exam

AMMU, NOVEMBER 12: According the notification issued by the J&K Public Service Commission (PSC), the candidates appearing in the Assistant Conservator of Forest (Main) Examination 2018 to be held w.e.f. 15.11.2018 to 02.12.2018, that the timing of Examinations scheduled on 16.11.2018 (General Knowledge) and 30.11.2018 (Chemistry-II, Forestry-II) shall be from 10:30AM to 01:30PM instead of 12:00 N


Tuesday, November 13, 201870 per cent turnout in first phase of Chhattisgarh polls: EC

New Delhi: Around 70 per cent voter turnout was registered in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls, the Election Commission (EC) said Monday.

The turnout was likely to go up as the final figures were yet to be received, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said.

In the first phase, voting was held in 18 of the 90 Assembly seats in Chhattisgarh.

Till 5.30 pm, the


Tuesday, November 13, 201812 students injured as school bus turns turtle

Srinagar: As many as 12 students of Army Goodwill school were injured when a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident at world famous health resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir on Monday.

Official sources told news agency that a bus of Army Goodwill School skidded off the road and fell into an open field near Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam on Monday, resulting in injuries to 12 stude


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Guv grieves over demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the sad demise of Ananth Kumar, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister.

Describing him as a diligent leader who devoted his life for public service, Governor in his tribute observed that it will be difficult to fill the void left by him in country’s politics. He prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family in i


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Govt orders transfer, posting of two KAS officers

JAMMU, Nov 12: In the interest of administration, the state government has ordered transfers and postings of two KAS officers with immediate effect.

According to a transfer order issued here today by the General Administration Department (GAD), Mohammad Qasim Wani, KAS, Additional Registrar, Cooperative, Kashmir, is transferred and posted as Director, Food, Civil Supplies and Consu


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Advisor Ganai chairs 79thSRTC Board of Directors meeting

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 12: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, chaired the 79th meeting of Board of Directors of J&K State Road Corporation (JKSRTC) here today.

Principal Secretary Transport Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Managing Director JKSRTC, Manmohan Singh, Director General Planning, Development & Monitoring Department Shahzada Bilal Ahmad, Chief Engineer PWD(R&B), Director, Min


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Advisor Kumar visit SMGS Hospital, takes appraisal of healthcare facilities

JAMMU: With a view to take appraisal of healthcare facilities available for the patients, Advisor to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar today paid an extensive visit to SMGS Hospital along with the senior officials from the health department.

Principal Secretary Health Atal Dulloo, Principal Medical College Jammu Dr Sunanda Raina, Administrator Associated Hospitals Jammu Smita Sethi, MD NHM Bhupinder


Tuesday, November 13, 2018BSF, Pak Rangers hold Sector Commander Level meet, discuss border issues

Jammu: The BSF and Pakistani Rangers on Monday discussed border issues at a Sector Commander Level Talks along International Border in Suchetgarh area here.

“On arrangements of Pakistan Rangers, a Sector Commander level Meeting was held between Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers on International Border in Suchetgarh area from 1100 hrs to 1200 hrs,” BSF spokesman here said.

He said


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Zone-wise plans to prevent service interruptions during snow: DC Srinagar

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration is preparing zone and location-wise action and management plans to prevent interruption to services during inclement weather situations in the district.

This was revealed during a meeting convened here by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah here on Monday, an official spokesman said here this evening.

He said the stratagem comes agai


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Cong criticises Modi govt over Pak firing

Jammu: The Congress' Jammu and Kashmir unit criticised the Narendra Modi government over firing by Pakistani troops and demanded more effective and meaningful steps to check such incidents.

Two Army personnel and a porter lost their lives in separate incidents of sniping from across the Line of Control (LOC) in Rajouri and Jammu districts over the past three days.

We are concerned over th


Monday, November 12, 2018CUK students boycott classes demanding release of two arrested colleagues

Srinagar, Nov 12: Students of the Central University Kashmir (CUK) Nowgam campus on Monday again staged a dharna in Srinagar demanding release of their two varsity mates arrested by security forces last week.

The students boycotted their classes on Saturday and disrupted traffic on the national highway at Nowgam.

Students of the university assembled at Press Enclave near here and staged a


Monday, November 12, 2018One-way traffic on Kashmir highway, Mughal road closed

Srinagar: Keeping in view the overall condition of the road, the Srinagar Jammu highway continues to remain open for one way traffic on Monday.

The spokesman said that the movement of light motor vehicles shall be allowed from Srinagar to Jammu, and in order to ensure smooth service, no movement of traffic shall be allowed after 1:00 pm from Srinagar to avoid congestion.

Moreover, the pass


Monday, November 12, 2018Geelani hospitalised after chest pain complaint

Kashmir, Nov 12: A senior resistance leader and Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday was shifted to Srinagar hospital for a medical check-up after he complained of chest pain.

Reports said that soon after the patriarch complained of a severe chest pain he was immediately taken to Srinagar’s SKIMS hospital where he underwent some medical tests and calibration of the pacemaker. Howe


Monday, November 12, 2018Kashmiri Sikh community staged protest demands revocation of SRO-425

Srinagar, Nov 12: Kashmiri Sikh Community Monday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar demanding revocation of SRO-425 in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Sikhs from various district of Kashmir valley assembled here in Pratap Park under the banner of Kashmir Sikh community.

Holding placards and banners reading: “SRO- 425 totally injustice with Kashmiri Sikhs”, ” Stop Favouritism”, “Do Justice o


Monday, November 12, 2018Udhampur Police arrested interstate gang of fraudusters involved in thefts

Rs. 12.03 Lacs Cash and stolen jewelry worth Rs. 60 recovered

Jammu, Nov 12: Udhampur Police today arrested an interstate gang of fraudsters involved in defrauding the innocent public of Udhampur and its surrounding areas on the pretext of being a “Tantrik” who can cure the life consuming terminal diseases with his magic power.

Giving details, Sh. Rayees Mohammad Bhat, IPS SSP Udhampur said; based on some reliable information Police took the contingence


Monday, November 12, 2018Three inmates injured inside Baramulla lockup scuffle: JK police

Srinagar, Nov 12: Three youths who were arrested allegedly on charges of stone pelting suffered injuries inside a police lockup in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district after they had a scuffle with each other, police said.

SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain said that the “stone pelters” were locked up and under proper remand from Court fought with each other and got injured.

They were given proper


Monday, November 12, 2018Drug peddler arrested with 3 kg charas in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 12: An alleged drug peddler was arrested here and three kilograms of charas was recovered from him, police said Monday.

Amjad Hussain, a resident of Kishtwar, tried to flee upon seeing a police checkpoint in Gandhi Nagar locality of the city on Sunday evening, a police spokesperson said.

The police personnel chased and caught him. Three kilograms of charas was found in his bag,


Monday, November 12, 2018Molvi booked for sexually harassing minor

Jammu, Nov 12: Following the complaint lodged by one Rohingya for sexually harassing her minor daughter by a molvi at Trikuata Nagar police station, police registered a case and started manhunt to nab the accused, as reported by ET.

Police sources said that yesterday a Rohingya lodged a written complaint with Trikuta Nagar police for sexual harassment with his minor daughter by one Mohd Yousa


Monday, November 12, 2018Another jawan killed in Pakistani sniping along LoC, third in 3 days

JAMMU: An Army soldier was killed Sunday by a Pakistani sniper along the Line of Control in Rajouri district, the third fatal casualty due to sniping from across the border in three days.

The soldier, manning a forward post in Kalal area of Noushera sector, was shot by a Pakistani sniper, resulting in his death, they said.

Naik Gosavi Keshav Somgir (29), belonged to village Sri Rampur of Na


Monday, November 12, 2018160 terrorists waiting to cross LoC during winter: Army Cmdr

JAMMU: The terror infrastructure in Pakistan remains intact and around 160 terrorists are waiting across the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into Indian territory, more so in winter season through heavy snow-bound areas and non-traditional routes, a senior Army officer said Sunday.

Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh, who took over as the general officer commanding of the Nagrota-based Whit


Monday, November 12, 2018JeM ultra killed

SRINAGAR: A Pakistani militant of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) terror outfit was killed in a brief shootout, after the ultras attacked a security forces party in Handwara area of Kupwara district of the north Kashmir on Sunday.

Today in the afternoon hours, a terrorist while moving through Handwara was intercepted by a naka party of security forces near Chattipora in the jurisdiction of police stati


Monday, November 12, 2018Corporator abducted from police custody by pol party

High Voltage Drama ahead of elections to Vijaypur MC posts

Recovered, put up under police security cover

JAMMU: A high voltage drama took place at Vijaypur where an elected Corporator was taken away from police custody by a group of activists led by their leader, allegedly belonging to National Conference which has not contested the recent Municipal elections.

The incident took place only a day before the Municipal Committee Vijaypur would elect its chairman and deputy chairman.

Reports said that Corporator Deepak Kumar who had won as an independent candidate from ward number 6 was missing for last two days following which a formal complain


Monday, November 12, 2018India’s concerns legitimate; ‘introspect’: Omar asks Pak

LONDON: Asserting that any dialogue on Kashmir issue between two neighbouring countries would have to wait till completion of general election in India in May 2019, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday asked Pakistan to ‘do some soul searching on India's legitimate concerns’ in the meantime, even as he slammed Imran Khan-led government for its decisions of letting Lashkar-e-Taiba fou


Monday, November 12, 2018FAM Row | Probe finds Dir Tourism drunk


SRINAGAR: The inquiry into conduct of Director Tourism Tassaduq Jeelani while addressing a group of travel traders from all across the country at an event, allegedly in an inebriated condition, has confirmed that he was drunk during the event.

His conduct at the FAM tour had eventually led to his ouster on November 1, when state government removed Jeelani from his post and orde


Monday, November 12, 2018Widespread rains, snow predicted till Wed

JAMMU: The state’s meteorological department on Sunday predicted a light to moderate widespread rain and snow for the next three days across Kashmir even as the minimum temperatures increased across Jammu and Kashmir today.

"There is a likelihood of light to moderate widespread rain and snow beginning from Monday," an official of the MET department said.

"The spell is likely to be less seve


Monday, November 12, 2018ATM loot bid foiled

JAMMU: An attempt by a thief to loot cash from an unguarded ATM was thwarted by the police in Sainik Colony area.

While the culprit managed to escape, he left behind more than Rs 17 lakh in cash that was taken out from the ATM after breaking it open, officials said Sunday.

According to police, the thief attracted the attention of police patrolling the Sainik Colony locality on the outskirt


Monday, November 12, 2018IAF capable of tackling threats across LoC, protecting our interests: Dhanoa

Concerned over modernization rate, new equipment in neighbourhood

JAMMU: The Indian Air Force is well equipped to tackle the threats from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, said the Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Sunday, even as he asserted his force being "very much alive" to emerging fears that could arise in the Indo Pacific region, and fully prepared to deal with any challenge to protect India's national interests.

He also said there is ca


Monday, November 12, 2018Nov 3-4 snowfall in mind, CS reviews winter preparedness

SRINAGAR: With the first snowfall of the season in Valley turning out to be ‘special natural calamity’, Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam Sunday held an extensive review with the divisional and district administration of Kashmir division at Srinagar and impressed upon the concerned departments/agencies to work 24x7 to ensure that people are provided all basic necessities in particular power, wat


Monday, November 12, 2018DM for talks between India, China

ITANAGAR: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday pitched for dialogues between India and China on various issues, saying differences between the two nations should not be allowed to become disputes.

Both India and China should respect each other and resolve issues through dialogues and join hands together for peace and prosperity, Sitharaman said.

There are various issues such as def


Monday, November 12, 2018NDRF team joins search Op for missing truckers

BANIHAL: A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has joined an ongoing operation to locate three persons who are believed to have being buried alive following a landslide on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway last week.

The landslide struck the highway last Monday at Battery Cheshma in Ramban district and the evidence at the scene suggested that an apple-laden truck, coming from


Monday, November 12, 2018Jitendra meets Guv

JAMMU: Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS, Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here on Sunday.

Governor and Dr. Singh discussed various important issues relating to the rapid growth and development of the State, an official spokesman said.

Besides, matters relating to internal and external security management were also discussed, the spokesman added.


Monday, November 12, 2018BJYM launches 'Yuva Jodo Abhiyan' in J&K

Jammu: The youth faction of Bharatiya Janta Party, BJYM organised 'Yuva Jodo Abhiyan' here at party headquarters.

Led by its State President Vikas Choudhary, the programme was launched in the presence of State President Ravinder Raina, State General Secretary Yudhvir Sethi and MLA Ramban Neelam Langeh.

More than 200 youth joined the party cadre.

BJP is a party of nationalists and every n


Sunday, November 11, 2018Militant killed in brief encounter in north Kashmir’s Handwara

Srinagar, Nov 11: A militant was killed in a brief exchange of fire which ensued after ultras attacked a security force checkpoint at Handwara in frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara on Sunday.

A police official told TNN that militants attacked a joint checkpoint of Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, CRPF and Army at Chotipora in Handwara on Sunday evening.

The security forces


Sunday, November 11, 2018PM pays tributes to Acharya J B Kripalani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

New Delhi, Nov 11: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Acharya JB Kripalani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on their birth anniversaries.

"Remembering Acharya JB Kripalani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on their birth anniversaries. Two exemplary personalities, their notable role during the freedom struggle and emphasis on public welfare, equality, education and justice will neve


Sunday, November 11, 2018PM pays tributes to Indian soldiers of WWI who fought for peace

New Delhi, Nov 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to the forgotten Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War for a war, in which India was not directly involved 'just for the cause of peace'.

"Today, as we mark one hundred years since the end of the horrific First World War, we reiterate our commitment towards world peace and pledge to work to further an atmosphere of h


Sunday, November 11, 2018Attempt to loot ATM foiled in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 11: Police have foiled an attempt to loot Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) in Sainik Colony area here.

"A group of burglars late on Saturday night tried to take out cash from the ATM in Sainik Colony area but on seeing a police team, which was on patrolling, they fled from the spot,"SP Vinay Kumar, Special Operation Group (SOG) here said.

He said that the burglars left the bag they were carrying having cash they were about to take along stolen from the ATM.

"An amount saved from being stolen from ATM in Sainik Colony was Rs 17, 53, 700," said the SP.

He said that as per r


Sunday, November 11, 2018Night temp improves; day chill intensifies ahead of snow and rain prediction in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 11: The night temperature witnessed improvement as the mercury surged and settled several degrees above normal in majority of the places in Kashmir valley, where rain and snow is predicted for four days from Sunday under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD), which is active in the region.

However, the day chill intensified across Kashmir valley due to overcast conditions c


Sunday, November 11, 2018NIA to assist J&K police in probing Kishtwar killings

Jammu, Nov 11: A team of National Investigation Agency will be assisting Jammu and Kashmir Police to crack killings of BJP leader and state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother, sources here said on Sunday.

The NIA team, comprising SP and DySP rank officers, besides subordinate staff, on Saturday afternoon reached Kishtwar to probe the killings.

They said that the team with J&K Police off


Sunday, November 11, 2018Panchayat ghar set ablaze in north Kashmir’s Sopore, 9th such incident in 3 months

Srinagar, Nov 11: A panchayat ghar was set ablaze in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, taking the told number of such government buildings damaged in less than three months in the valley to nine.

Official sources on Sunday said that unidentified miscreants set on fire a panchayat ghar at a village in the apple township of Sopore in Baramulla late on Saturday evening.

Fire tenders were im


Sunday, November 11, 2018Ebola death toll rises to 200 in Congo

Kinshasa, Nov 11: The death toll in the latest Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed more than 200 lives.

So far a total of 298 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the region by health ministry which includes 263 confirmed and 35 probable cases, since the declaration of this tenth Ebola epidemic in the DRC since 1976, says BBC.

About half of th


Sunday, November 11, 2018Normal life remains crippled for 2nd day in south Kashmir’s Tral

Srinagar, Nov 11: Normal life remained crippled for the second successive day on Sunday at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama against the killing of a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant in an encounter with security forces in the area on Friday.
Even though there was no strike call given by any separatists group, shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road


Sunday, November 11, 2018RSS chief arrives in Varanasi; Temple city gears up for Modi's visit

Varanasi, Nov 11: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat arrived in the temple city on Sunday for six day high-level meeting of the Sangh functionaries, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit tomorrow.

Varanasi has been decked up for the visit of its local MP and Prime Minister Modi here to lay foundation and inaugurate developmental projects worth over Rs 2,400 crore.


Sunday, November 11, 2018Writer from Jammu selected for national award

Jammu, Nov 11: Renowned Dogri and Hindi writer, broadcaster, ace translator and Sahitya Akademi Awardee, J P Saraf famous as Chhatrapal has been selected for the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disability, 2018 under the category – Outstanding Creative Adult persons with disabilities.

Instituted by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment the award carries a meme


Saturday, November 10, 2018CUK students block Srinagar-bypass road over detention of 2 students

Srinagar, Nov 10: Students of the Central University of Kashmir on Saturday blocked the Nowgam Bypass road against the detention of two students of the varsity by security forces.

Reports said that two students identified as Suhail Ahmed from Shopian and Mohammad Ismail from Baramulla were earlier detained by the security forces by their rented accommodation near the university. However, an o


Saturday, November 10, 2018Army soldier killed in Pakistan sniper fire in J&K's Rajouri

Jammu, Nov 10: An Army soldier was killed Saturday in sniper fire by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said.

This was the second sniper attack along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in as many days. An Army porter lost his life in a similar incident in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu Friday.

At about 0945 hours, unpro


Saturday, November 10, 2018Relief announced for damaged orchards quite inadequate: CPI-M

Srinagar, Nov 10: Terming the announced scale of relief under “state-specific special natural calamity” for orchards damaged due to recent heavy snowfall as quite inadequate, CPI (M) on Saturday demanded adequate compensation to the farmers, whose trees got damaged.

CPI (M) held a protest rally at Press Enclave near here, demanding adequate compensation to the snow-affected growers.



Saturday, November 10, 2018BJP announces its candidates for Mayor, Deputy Mayor posts in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 10: The state unit of BJP on Saturday announced its candidates for the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Jammu Municipal Corporation elections.

"After a threadbare discussion with party cadre, the candidates for Mayor and Deputy Mayor were announced this afternoon," party sources here said.

They said that senior leader and treasurer Chander Mohan Gupta will be party's candidate f


Saturday, November 10, 2018Governor reviews security situation

Calls for heightened vigilance, appreciates L&O handling in Kishtwar

JAMMU: Ahead of Panchayat polls, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday reviewed the law and order situation throughout the state in a high-level meeting and stressed on the need for heightened vigilance, hours after he met a delegation of the union home ministry and discussed security related issues with them.

The Governor undertook a detailed review of security management related issues at the R


Saturday, November 10, 2018Pak snipers kill porter, injure jawan along LoC

JAMMU: An Army porter attained martyrdom while a BSF jawan was injured in two separate incidents of Pakistani sniper fire along the Line of Control in last 24 hours in Akhnoor and Bhimber Gali Sector of Jammu.

Official sources informed that Pakistan violated ceasefire at LoC in Akhnoor sector this evening and targeted a porter in its sniping fire.

“The porter died in sniper fire from acros


Saturday, November 10, 2018JeM militant killed, jawan wounded in Tral encounter

SRINAGAR: A fierce gun-battle in militancy infested Tral area of South Kashmir ended on Friday with the killing of a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant. One security man was also wounded during the encounter.

Jammu and Kashmir Police in a statement said “a militant was on Friday killed after a cordon and search operation was launched in the wee hours by a joint team of army’s 42 RR, SOG and CRPF follo


Saturday, November 10, 2018Malik reshuffles deptts among Advisors; Sharma gets Fin, I&C

JAMMU: Following the appointment of Kewal Krishan Sharma as his fourth Advisor--the only one from Jammu region, the Governor Satya Pal Malik today reallocated the Departments among the four Advisors, including B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai.

The new reshuffling see Advisor Sharma getting crucial departments such as Finance, Industries & Commerce, Public Works (R&B), PHE & IF


Saturday, November 10, 2018Twelve Council seats falling vacant in next five months

4 MLCs from Panchayat quota retiring in Dec, other 8 in Mar next


JAMMU: Even though the Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly continues to be in suspended animation, as many as 12 seats in Upper House are going to fall vacant by March next year.

According to reliable sources, the 12 Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) comprising one-third of its total strength, are completing their term whereas the Legislative Assembly keeping on suspension mo


Saturday, November 10, 2018PMDP Govt revalidates 50% of Rs 28 Crore unspent allocation


SRINAGAR: The fall out of the BJP-PDP alliance on June this year has resulted in the collapse of Rs 28.27 crore that were allocated to the state for the permanent restoration of 2014- flood affected infrastructure, half of which has been now revalidated.
In continuation of the release of funds after the devastating flood in 2014 under the Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP), the central government had allocated Rs 111.11 crore for various developmental works to be undertaken during 2017. However, the J&K government has managed to spend only Rs 82.84 crore.


Saturday, November 10, 201815 Officers shifted, Dattatray DC Reasi

JAMMU: The state government on Friday affected a major reshuffle in the civil administration, transferring and posting 15 officers including 2 IAS and 11 KAS officers, even as 2 others officers were given additional charges.

According to a Government Order No 1626-GAD of 2018, Prasanna Ramaswamy G, IAS (JK:2010), Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, was transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to


Saturday, November 10, 2018Panchayat Polls: Phase-7 notified

6797 in fray for phase 3

SRINAGAR: Ahead of the elections to Panchayat in State, the Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra Friday issued the notification for the conduct of the seventh phase which will be held on December 4 to elect Sarpanches and Panches.

The notification has been issued for a total of 30 blocks in 15 districts of the state—16 blocks in 9 districts of Kashmir and 14 blocks in 6 districts of Jammu.


Saturday, November 10, 2018Last week’s snowfall declared spl natural calamity, relief enhanced

JAMMU: The State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Friday took stock of the extensive damages/losses caused due to untimely/unexpected and intense snowfall on 3rd and 4th November, 2018 in the Kashmir division.

Principal Secretary, Home, R K Goyal, Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin K Choudhary, Commissioner Secr


Saturday, November 10, 2018HC bars Const around Bari Brahmana Mil Stn

JAMMU: In a major development, Justice Dhiraj Singh directed State Authorities to ensure that no further construction in and around the Bari-Brahmana, Military Station, which is otherwise in violation of guidelines issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Defence vide communications dated 18-05-2011 and 24-10-2016 read and communication dated 07-09-2018 issued by Deputy Commissioner Samba.


Saturday, November 10, 2018Kishtwar delegation meets Guv

JAMMU: A delegation from Kishtwar accompanied by MLAs Bali Bhagat and Sunil Sharma met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor was present on the occasion.

The delegation shared their safety and security concerns with Governor in the aftermath of killing of two political leaders in the Kishtwar town and put forth various suggestions to allay sens


Saturday, November 10, 2018J&K Bank relaxation for BA posts

SRINAGAR: The J&K Bank on Friday announced a relaxation in the eligibility criteria of Banking Associates (BA) in respect of qualification and age.

The spokesman said: now the candidates having educational qualification as Graduates/Post Graduates with 50% marks and above (date of declaration of result till 30.11.2018) are eligible to apply for the said post. The age in case of general categor


Saturday, November 10, 2018Namgyal elected CEC LAHDC, Leh

LEH: Councillor Martselang, JamyangTsering Namgyal, was elected unopposed as the new Chairman/CEC of LAHDC, Leh at Council Assembly Hall today. Likewise, Gyal P Wangyal, Councilor Sakti was elected unopposed as the Deputy CEC, LAHDC, Leh.

CEO, LAHDC/DC Leh, Avny Lavasa who is also the election officer declared the results after two proposals each for CEC and Deputy CEC was accepted unopposed b


Saturday, November 10, 2018Sri Lanka PARL dissolved, fresh polls on 5 Jan’19

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's political crisis deepened Friday as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament and announced snap polls on January 5 after it became evident that he did not have enough support in the House for Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed by him under controversial circumstances.

Sirisena signed a gazette notification to dissolve the nation's parliament wit


Saturday, November 10, 201829147 complaints forwarded to concerned quarters for redressal: J&K Governor's grievance cell

Jammu: As many as 29147 grievances were forwarded to the concerned quarters for early redressal, said the Jammu and Kashmir Governor’s grievance cell in a statement issued here on Friday.

Official spokesperson said that since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during June 20 to November 9, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 29999 complaints of which 29147 have been


Saturday, November 10, 2018Nearly 28 lakh children administered Measles- Rubella vaccination till date across J&K

Jammu: Under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, a divisional level review meeting regarding Measles- Rubella Vaccination Campaign was held for Jammu Division at Gandhi Nagar Government Hospital Jammu.

During the deliberations, the Principal Secretary was informed that a total of 37,72,960 children will be covered in the State out of which 27,85


Saturday, November 10, 2018IB JS reviews functioning of Doordarshan, AIR in J&K

Jammu: Joint Secretary Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Anju Nigam on Friday reviewed the functioning of Doordarshan and All India Radio at a meeting convened at Media Complex here.

Various issues discussed in the meeting included increase the duration of the news bulletins on Doordarshan and AIR, telecast of one more news bulletin between 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm, organizing inter


Saturday, November 10, 2018KVFG demand crop insurance,exemption of KCC loans in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley Fruit Growers (KVFG) demanded implementation of long pending demand of introduction of Horticulture Crop Insurance Scheme, exemption of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) loans and waiver of interest on Cash Credit (CC) limits.

A delegation of KVFG called on Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and informed him about the damage of orchards due to recent untimely snowfal


Saturday, November 10, 2018J&K Govt declares Nov 3-4 snowfall as Special Natural Calamity

Jammu: The State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Response Fund headed by Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam on Friday took stock of the extensive damages caused due to untimely and intense snowfall on November 3-4 in the Kashmir division.

Given the extent of damage to the agriculture and horticulture crops, produce and farm infrastructure due to snowfall , the SEC approved notifying


Saturday, November 10, 2018Drug peddlers, rape accused arrested in Reasi

Jammu: Police arrested three drug peddlers and a rape accused in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Three drug peddlers were arrested this afternoon in two different cases in a special drive, said the police spokesman.

The drug peddlers were identified as Manish alias Munna, resident of Serward, Tehsil Katra, and Ajay Singh, resident of Vijaypur and Anchal Singh, resident of Bernaili, Ma


Friday, November 9, 2018 National Legal Services Day held at Chadoora

BUDGAM, NOVEMBER 09: On the directions of Chairman District Legal Services Authority Budgam, National Legal services Day was organized by Tehsil Legal Services Committee Chadoora under the chairmanship of Munsiff Judicial Magistrate Chadoora here today.
People from different walks of life also participated in this programme, besides bar members, Tehsil Officers/officials. The speakers threw light on the various schemes of the Legal Services.


Friday, November 9, 2018LMD fines school for selling textbooks

BANDIPORA, NOVEMBER 09: The Legal Metrology Department (LMD) on Friday imposed a fine of Rs 25000 on a private school in Bandipora for selling textbooks in its premises in violation of government rules.
On Thursday a joint team of Revenue, Legal Metrology and Food Safety headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora conducted inspection of various schools and registered a case against a private school for selling books in the school.
The inspection team seized books in bulk and also registered a case against the school authorities.
Earlier the department had also imposed a fine of R


Friday, November 9, 2018DC Kargil visits stranded passengers at Khree Sultan Chow Stadium

KARGIL, NOVEMBER 09: Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Vikas Kundal on Friday visited Khree Sultan Chow Sports Stadium here and took stock of the facilities being provided to the stranded passengers by the district administration due to the closure of the Kargil Srinagar National Highway due to snowfall.
The Deputy Commissioner impressed upon the concerned officers to ensure that boarding and lodging facilities including beddings, heating facilities, hygienic food and water, toilet facilities, clothing materials, medicare and other essential facilities are provided to the stranded


Friday, November 9, 2018Training imparted to 500 poll staff at Kargil

KARGIL NOVEMBER 9: A training programme for around 500 polling staff in two phases was held today under the chairmanship of District Panchayat Election Officer (DPEO) Kargil Vikas Kundal here for the smooth conduct of Panchayat Polls-2018.
During the sessions, the District Level Master Trainers (DLMTs) imparted training to the participants about their role and responsibilities in the polling process for smooth and successful conduct of Panchayat elections.
The trainers urged the participants to perform their poll duties with dedication while strictly adhering to the set guidelines.


Friday, November 9, 2018Interviews for financial assistance under JKREGP on Nov 13, 14

BARAMULLA, NOVEMBER 9: According to District Officer Khadi and Village Industries Board, all those candidatures who have applied for financial assistance under Jammu and Kashmir Rural Employment Generation Scheme (JKREGP), that their interview shall be held on 13th and 14th of November at District Industries Center Kanth Bagh Baramulla at 10:00 am.
The interview of the candidates from serial No. 01 to 130 shall be held on November 13, 2018 where as the interview of the candidates from serial No. 131 to 260 shall be held on November 14, 2018. Moreover, for further information, the applican


Friday, November 9, 2018DDC Baramulla reviews arrangements for PMJAY implementation

BARAMULLA, NOVEMBER 09: District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today chaired a meeting here to finalize the arrangements for implementation of Ayushmaan Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), in the district.
ADC Farooq Ahmad Baba, Programme Officer ICDS, CMO, DY CMO, EOs, BMOs, BDOs and various other concerned attended the meeting.
The scheme which is being implemented on December 01 in the district, is aimed at providing health protection cover to poor and vulnerable families to reduce their out-of-pocket expenditure on healthcare. The scheme will


Friday, November 9, 2018DLSA observes ‘National Legal Services Day’ at B’la

BARAMULLA, NOVEMBER 09: District Legal Services Authority Baramulla today observed ‘National Legal Services Day’ at Dak Bungalow with Principal District and Sessions Judge Rajesh Shekri (Chairman DLSA) as the Chief Guest.
Sub-Judge Baramulla who is also Chairman of Tehsil Legal Services Committee Baramulla was the guest of honor on the occasion.
The programme was organized by the Secretary DLSA Fayaz Ahmad Qureshi who is also Munsiff Judge Baramulla.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest Principal District and Sessions Judge Baramulla highlighted the significance of the programme and


Friday, November 9, 2018DSEK for proper heating, lighting arrangements in exam centers

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: In view of the weather advisory issued by the Metrological Department, Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. G. N. Itoo along with Secretary Board of School Education Kashmir chaired an emergency meeting of all the heads of schools where BOSE examination centers are located.
Besides Principal SIE, senior officers of Directorate of School Education Kashmir were also present in the meeting.
Director School Education Kashmir directed all the school heads of examination centres to take all the necessary steps for the smooth conduct of examinations, and ensure heating a


Friday, November 9, 2018Jamyang Namgyal elected CEC LAHDC, Leh

GyalWangyal is Dy CEC LAHDC

LEH, NOVEMBER 09: CouncillorMartselang, JamyangTsering Namgyal, was elected unopposed as the new Chairman/CEC of LAHDC, Leh at Council Assembly Hall today. Likewise, Gyal P Wangyal, Councilor Sakti was elected unopposed as the Deputy CEC, LAHDC, Leh.
CEO, LAHDC/DC Leh, AvnyLavasa who is also the election officer declared the results after two proposals each for CEC and Dy. CEC was accepted unopposed by all the elected members of 5th Hill Council.
Addressing the house, CEC, LAHDC JamyangTsering Namgyal said that his priority would be to set up good governance through LAHDC and to stress on


Friday, November 9, 2018DDC Anantnag reviews progress under PMAY Gramin

ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 09: District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik, today convened a meeting to review the progress under Pradhan Mantri AwazYojna (PMAY) Gramin in the district.
The DDC stressed upon the Rural Development Department officers to further accelerate the pace of implementation of the scheme, so that poor and deserving people could be benefitted.
He stressed that all the under-construction houses under the PMAY Gramin must be completed within the stipulated time period. The DDC directed that left out deserving BPL beneficiaries be identified in a transpar


Friday, November 9, 2018Self-defence training held for female employees at Bandipora

BANDIPORA, NOVEMBER 09: The District administration Bandipora has taken up a task to train its female employees in self-defence to protect themselves and rescue others during exigencies.
In this regard, the administration has hired the services of expert martial art champions to train its female employees.
ADC Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir on Friday inaugurated one such workshop to impart training to its female employees in self-defence.
Speaking during the inaugural session, Mir said the training programme is part of women empowerment initiative through self-defence and aims to teach vario


Friday, November 9, 2018Restrictions imposed near encounter sites in Baramulla

BARAMULLA, NOVEMBER 09: District Magistrate Baramulla, Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, today imposed restrictions on the movement of people under section 144 CrPC within the radius of 3 kms from counter-insurgency operation sites falling within the jurisdiction of Baramulla district.
He said that the order shall remain in force for a period of 60 days.
It was said that in case of any exigency, local population can seek the assistance of the district administration or police.
The DM said that these restrictions shall not apply to the movement of ambulances, medical staff and government employees.


Friday, November 9, 2018Civic Polls: DPEO G’bal appoints ROs, AROs for block Safapora

GANDERBAL, NOVEMBER 09: District Panchayat Election Officer (DPEO) Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla today appointed two Returning Officers (ROs) and six Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) for seventh phase 7th of Panchayat Elections 2018 in block Safapora.
It was said that nomination papers can be obtained free of cost from the concerned ROs/AROs and Assistant Returning Officers Headquarter besides duly filled nomination papers shall have to be submitted in the office of concerned ROs/AROs or Assistant Returning Officers Headquarter.
The ARO Headquarter is located at Joint Director Planning


Friday, November 9, 2018Commisionerate of Food Safety and Standards constitutes squads to check illegal sale of tobacco products

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: Commissioner of Food Safety and Standards, Dr Abdul Kabir Dar Friday constituted different surprise squads for checking the adulteration and sale of illicit cigarettes and other tobacco products in the state.
A special team raided various business outlets and distribution centres in Baramula and Sopore areas and collected/confiscated large quantities of tobacco products/ counterfeit and imported brands of cigarettes.
Many food business establishments’ bakery and sweet shops have been sealed and samples of various brands of food items including imported brands have


Friday, November 9, 2018Panchayat Polls-2018: CEO issues notification for Phase-7

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra today issued the notification for conduct of the seventh phase of Panchayati Polls-2018 to elect Sarpanches and Panches.
The notification has been issued for Block Trehgam, Qadirabad, and Qaziabad in District Kupwara, Naidkhai in District Bandipora, Rafiabad and Pattan in Baramulla District, Safapora in District Ganderbal, Sukhnag and Parnewain Budgam District, Shadimarg in District Pulwama, Kapran and Hermain in District Shopian, Pombay in Kulgam District and Breng, Larnoo and Sagam in District Anantnag of Kashmir Divisi


Friday, November 9, 2018DC reviews implementation of PMJAY in Anantnag

ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 09: The DDC, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik today reviewed the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana - (Ayushman Bharat) in the district at a meeting held at Dak Bungalow Khanabal, Anantnag.
He directed the Health Department to implement the scheme in letter and spirit & make awareness about the benefits of the scheme to the general public.
The CMO, Anantnag, Fazil Ali Kochak informed the meeting that the scheme has been started in the district on 3rd of November, 2018 and 44110 patients have been registered under AB-PMJAY in the district & 218539 benefic


Friday, November 9, 2018DDC Anantnag reviews Eid-e-Milad arrangements

ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 09: District Development Commissioner Anantnag Younis Malik today convened a meeting to review the arrangements being made for the forthcoming Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) celebrations in the district.
The DDC emphasized upon the officers that all necessary arrangements be made in advance with regard to power supply, water supply, essential commodities, sanitation, traffic regulation and transport arrangements in connection with Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) in the district.
Emphasizing on the reverence of the Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW), the DDC impressed upon all the concerned


Friday, November 9, 2018Saurabh Bhagat reviews functioning of Employment department

Works worth Rs 48 cr executed by SHGs during current year

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: Developmental works of around Rs 48 crore have been executed by more than two thousand engineers of Kashmir division registered with Employment department, revealed Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment, Saurabh Bhagat today.
The information was provided by the Commissioner during a meeting to review the functioning of Employment department in Kashmir division.


Friday, November 9, 2018Advisor Ganai visits Pulwama, takes stock of damages to horticulture, agriculture sectors

PULWAMA, NOVEMBER 09: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganie today visited Pulwama to have a first-hand appraisal of the assessment of damage to horticulture and agriculture sectors in the district.
He was accompanied by Vice-Chancellor SKUAST, Nazir Ahmad Malik, Director Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmad Qadri, Director Agriculture, Syed Aijaz Indrabi, Director Sericulture, Gulzar Shabnam, Direc


Friday, November 9, 2018Advisor Vyas listens to public grievances at Jammu, directs for early redress

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 09: Advisor to Governor B B Vyas Friday convened a public outreach programme here under the aegis of JK Governor’s Grievance Cell and gave on the spot directions to the concerned for speedy redressal of the grievances being faced by the people.
The public outreach was attended by senior officers of the District Administration, Rural Development, Housing and Urban Development, PDD, Relief and other departments
Over 354 people comprising 27 delegations and individuals apprised the Advisor with their issues and sought the intervention of the Governor’s administration in ensur


Friday, November 9, 2018Governor reallocates Departments to Advisors

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: The Governor Satya Pal Malik today reallocated the Departments to Advisors B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Kewal KrishanSharma.
As per a notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) here this evening, the Planning, Development & Monitoring, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Ladakh Affairs, Election, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, Revenue,Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Tribal Affairs, ARI & Trainings, Agriculture Production and Horticulture have been allocated to Advisor B B Vyas.
The De


Friday, November 9, 2018Disposal of grievances during Governor’s Rule

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 9: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June – 9th November, 2018, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 29999 complaints/grievances of which 29147 have been dealt with/forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 476 complaints/grievances are under process.
Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all the three Advisors to the Governor have been regularly meeting and hearing the grievances of delegations/deputations and individuals. The three Advisors to Governor have attended/heard 2007 delegations and 1902 in


Friday, November 9, 2018KCCI delegation calls on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), today called on the Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai here.
During the meeting, the delegation, led by KCCI President, Sheikh Ashiq, raised the demand for early compensation to the fruit growers and orchardists, who suffered losses due to untimely snowfall.
The delegation also requested to expedite the implementation of Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme in the State.
The Advisor assured the delegation that Governor’s administration is assessing the losses and would consider suit


Friday, November 9, 2018Delegation from Kishtwar meets Governor

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 9: A delegation from Kishtwar accompanied by MLAs Sh. Bali Bhagat and Sh. Sunil Sharma met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor was present on the occasion.
The delegation shared their safety and security concerns with Governor in the aftermath of killing of two political leaders in the Kishtwar town and put forth various s


Friday, November 9, 2018MHA delegation meets Governor

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 9: A delegation of Central Government Officers led by Sh. Gyanesh Kumar, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (J&K) met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Manish Garg Joint Secretary, MHA accompanied the delegation.
Governor discussed with Sh. Kumar a range of issues relating to effective maintenance of law and order and internal security


Friday, November 9, 2018MHA delegation meets Governor

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 9: A delegation of Central Government Officers led by Sh. Gyanesh Kumar, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (J&K) met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Manish Garg Joint Secretary, MHA accompanied the delegation.
Governor discussed with Sh. Kumar a range of issues relating to effective maintenance of law and order and internal security


Friday, November 9, 2018Governor chairs security review meeting

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 9: In a meeting involving senior Civil, Police, Central Armed Police, Army, and State and Central Intelligence Agencies Governor Satya Pal Malik undertook a detailed review of security management related issues at the Raj Bhavan.
The meeting was attended by Sh. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor; Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander; Sh. B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Chief Sec


Friday, November 9, 2018BREAKING NEWS | Militant killed, policeman wounded in ongoing Tral gunfight

Srinagar, Nov 9: A militant was killed and a policeman wounded in an ongoing gunfight in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.

A police source said that a militant was killed in the ongoing gunfight in Darganaie Gund village of Tral. However, there was no immediate official confirmation.

A top police official said that a policeman suffered a splinter injury during the gun


Friday, November 9, 2018Two Kulgam youth, FCS&CA employee among 4 arrested for Kishtwar killings

Hindus, Muslims unite, observe complete shutdown in town

JAMMU: Making swift progress in the ongoing investigation in Kishtwar killings which claimed the lives of a senior BJP leader and his brother, the police have arrested four persons, two Kulgam youth who allegedly executed the crime, a government employee alleged of giving shelter to them, and one more person involved in the heinous crime.

Among them two person who allegedly shot dead the BJP S


Friday, November 9, 2018Day curfew lifted, no relief for night

JAMMU: Day curfew has been lifted in Kishtwar district following improvement in situation, though night curfew will remain in force as a precautionary measure, authorities said Thursday.

Curfew was imposed in the district last Thursday following the killings of Parihar brothers by suspected militants.

"We have lifted the day curfew in Kishtwar, but the night curfew continues to remain impos


Friday, November 9, 2018Advisor Sharma assumes office

JAMMU: Kewal Krishan Sharma, who served as chief secretary of Delhi and Goa, on Thursday assumed office as fourth advisor to Governor Satya Pal Malik.

The governor already has three advisors, including B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai.
Sharma, a 1983 batch AGMUT Cadre IAS officer, belongs to Billawar town of Kathua district.

During his service career spanning around 30 year


Friday, November 9, 2018JeM chief’s nephew’s M4 carbine sent to forensics

JAMMU: The US-made M4 carbine recovered from a gunfight site in southern Tral area recently has been sent for forensic examination to find out if the same weapon was used during the recent sniping attacks in Kashmir, the police said Wednesday.

According to the police, the M4 carbine with a night vision device fitted on top of it, was recovered from Jaish-e-Muhammad militant Usman—the nephew of the outfit’s founder Moulana Masood Azhar—who was killed during a gunfight in Tral on October 30.

Usman died along with a local JeM militant Showkat Ahmed. The police had claimed that the duo w


Friday, November 9, 2018Border Battalions: Guidelines issued

JAMMU: The State government on Thursday issued guidelines to be adhered by the Police Head Quarters while making recruitments to over 2000 posts of Constables for two special Border Battalions for Border Districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

The guidelines issued today incorporate the amendments made by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India last month.

As per the fresh guidelines, the


Friday, November 9, 2018Madhav in Sgr, meets Mayor

SRINAGAR: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday landed in Srinagar to meet and interact with newly elected Mayor SMC Junaid Azim Mattu, and corporators in presence of Sajad Lone, Imran Raza Ansari, Abid Ansari and other members of the Peoples Conference (PC).

“It was a dinner that Mayor hosted for the corporators,” political sources said. “Ram Madhav was inv


Friday, November 9, 2018NAC Singh reviews security in Kishtwar

JAMMU: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Thursday reviewed prevailing security situation in Kishtwar post the killing of a senior BJP leader and his brother, a defence spokesman said.

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, visited hinterland posts of Kishtwar and Suigarh sector to review the operational preparedness, he said.



Friday, November 9, 2018Rasana Trial: CB presses Perjury charges against 'hostile witness'

JAMMU: The State Crime Branch has initiated the process of pressing perjury charges against a witness in the case of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl after he had retracted from a "confessional statement" recorded in front of a magistrate, officials said Thursday.

A show-cause notice has been served to Ajay Kumar alias 'Ajju' by the sessions judge of Pathankot, Tejwinder Singh, asking


Friday, November 9, 2018Farooq reiterates Talks, Autonomy

SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah has once again urged India and Pakistan to start a sustained dialogue process and advocated an Ireland-type settlement model to resolve the Kashmir issue.

"Abdullah impressed on the governments of India and Pakistan to start a sustained dialogue process and advocated an Ireland-type settlement model to resolve the procrastinated Jammu an


Friday, November 9, 2018CTD is now State Taxes Department

JAMMU: The State government has renamed commercial taxes department (CTD) as state taxes department (STD), and created 215 additional posts to strengthen the division.

An order was issued by the Principal Secretary of the finance department Navin Choudhary, stating that sanction is given for renaming of "Commercial Taxes Department" as "State Taxes Department".

Apart from this, sanction has


Friday, November 9, 2018PM Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers near India-China border

UTTARAKHAND: Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel in the icy terrain near the India-China border Wednesday and said their devotion to duty in the remote heights is enabling the strength of the nation.

Since becoming prime minister, Modi has been celebrating Diwali with soldiers. On Wednesday, he also offered prayers at Kedarnath and reviewed at length rec


Friday, November 9, 2018Kathua: 3 councillors join BJP

JAMMU: Three councillors in Lakhanpur Municipal Council and Nagariparole Municipal Council along with their followers joined the BJP Thursday in Kathua district.

Those who joined the BJP included Surmu Din of Lakhanpur Municipal Committee, Bimla Devi of Nagariparole Municipal Committee and Shashikanta, said state vice president Harinder Gupta.

On October 29, four of five Congress councill


Friday, November 9, 2018Hideout busted in Shopian

SRINAGAR: Security forces Thursday unearthed a militant hideout in Shopian district and recovered material used in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), police said.

A joint team of police and Army unearthed the hideout at Ramnagri in Shopian district following a specific tip off, a police official said.

He said incriminating material including explosives and other material used in ma


Friday, November 9, 2018Army kills Pak soldier

JAMMU: In strong retaliation to Pakistan’s ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC), the Indian Army has killed a Pakistani soldier.

Sepoy Zaheer Ahmed of Pakistani Army was killed in Thub Sector, Pak army spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said in a statement.

He belonged to Sultanpur area of Bhimber district in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, he said.


Friday, November 9, 2018Demonetisation paralysed businesses, says ex-banker Meera Sanyal (Book Extract-Part II)

New Delhi, Nov 9 Former banker Meera H. Sanyal in her book launched on second anniversary of the move to nullify high denomination currency, says demonetisation "paralysed businesses" in the country.

Sanyal, a former CEO and Chairperson of Royal Bank of Scotland in India and currently a member of the National Executive Committee of the Aam Aadmi Party, in a chapter named "The Economic Shock"


Friday, November 9, 2018SPO killed, 2 injured as vehicle falls into gorge

Bhadarwah/Jammu, Nov 9: A special police officer (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir Police was killed while 2 brothers were seriously injured when a load carrier they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district on Friday morning.

The load carrier, which was on its way to Doda from Gath, skidded off the road as the driver lost control over the vehicle while negot


Friday, November 9, 2018Army jawan who sustained mysterious bullet injury succumbs in Rajouri

Jammu, Nov 9: An Army jawan who suffered mysterious bullet injury, succumbed during the treatment in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Army soldier hit by a bullet inside an army camp in Rajouri district on Thursday has succumbed", police sources here said on Friday.

They said that a soldier was mysteriously hit by a bullet inside the camp in Narian village along Jammu-Poonch highway.


Friday, November 9, 2018Omar suggests non-official dialogue on lines of Moscow Format talks with all stakeholders in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 9: Reacting to New Delhi’s participation at ‘non-official level’ in Moscow Format talks on Afghanistan in which Taliban is also a delegation, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah said if it is acceptable to Modi-led government, why not a non-official dialogue with non-mainstream stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir.

Why not a “non-official” dialogue centered around


Friday, November 9, 20182 arrested for murder attempt on Meghalaya rights activist

Shillong, Nov 9 Two people were arrested on Friday in connection with the murder attempt on a women's rights activist and two other persons in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, police said.

The suspects, Elphon Dkhar and Meklison Siangshai, were arrested in Kongong area in a pre-dawn raid.

"A suo moto case was taken up by police since the victims are not in position to file an FIR as


Friday, November 9, 2018Dark mode on Android phones saves battery life, confirms Google

San Francisco, Nov 9 Google has finally confirmed that dark mode on Android phones uses less power and saves battery life.

"Google revealed a bit of information on how your smartphone spends its battery life. They did this at this week's Android Dev Summit, speaking to developers about what they can do in their apps to avoid consuming massive amounts of battery life.

"But this isn't just a


Friday, November 9, 2018Temperatures improve in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 9 Ahead of the fresh spell of rain and snow forecast next week, minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir improved on Friday.

Srinagar and Jammu recorded 1.0 and 12.5 degrees Celsius as the night's lowest temperatures, respectively, improving from Thursday's minus 0.4 and 11.5, Met said.

"The lowest temperature was recorded in Kargil on Friday at minus 7.4, followed by Le


Friday, November 9, 2018One-way traffic restored on Leh-Srinagar highway

Srinagar, Nov 9 Eight days after the Leh-Srinagar highway was closed following heavy snowfall in the Zojila Pass area, one-way traffic towards Srinagar was opened on Friday, official said.

The stranded traffic between Kargil and the valley has been given the go-ahead, Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Muzaffar Ahmad Shah told IANS.

"Traffic will start around 10.30 a.m. after the fro


Friday, November 9, 2018Student killed in Baramulla road accident

Baramulla, Nov 9: A senior secondary student was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a bus near general bus stand here on Thursday evening, official sources said here today.
They said a motorcyclist Jag Pal Singh was critically wounded when a bus hit him near the bus stand near here last evening. The injured student was immediately rushed to hospital where he was declared dead.
Police has reg


Friday, November 9, 2018Leh, Mughal roads reopen after remaining closed for 8 days due to snow

Srinagar, Nov 9: Traffic was on Friday resumed on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway and historic 86-km-long Mughal road after remaining suspended for eight days due to accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions.

Meanwhile, only one-way traffic will continue on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country o


Friday, November 9, 2018Foggy Friday morning, air quality remains severe

New Delhi, Nov 9: It was a foggy morning in the national capital on Friday as the air quality remained at "severe" levels with the minimum temperature recorded at 11 degrees Celsius.

"The sky will be clear with fog or mist in the early morning with smoke or haze later in the day," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 27 de