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Saturday, September 25, 2021Div Com directs DCs to immediately submit list of deadwood employees; convene meetings of Screening committee

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer today directed the Deputy Commissioners to immediately submit the list of deadwood employees of Revenue Department as per the direction of the Government.

The Div Com issued these directions, while chairing a video conferencing meeting convened to review the progress in the districts in this regard.

He directed Deputy Commissioners to


Saturday, September 25, 2021Quad countries denounce terrorism, recommit to free, open Indo-Pacific, announce new initiatives

Washington, Sep25: The Quad countries of India, US, Australia and Japan, on Friday reaffirmed that Afghan territory should not be used for terrorism against any other country and denounced the use of terrorist proxies and support for terror groups, while also recommitting themselves to promoting a free, open, rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region “undaunted by coercion” – an oblique refere


Saturday, September 25, 202117-year-old boy drowns in nallah Sindh in Ganderbal

Srinagar: A 17-year-old boy drowned in nallah Sindh in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, official sources said.

They said a group of youth was taking bath in the nallah in Duderhama on Friday evening. "A youth, identified as Mohammad Azam Shah, drowned,” they said, adding that other people present in the area tried to rescue him, but failed.

They said a search and rescue operation was


Saturday, September 25, 2021Gas Agency sealed for selling under-weight cylinders in Anantnag

Srinagar: The administration in south Kashmir district of Anantnag sealed a Gas Agency for selling under-weight gas cylinders, an official spokesperson said.

He said taking cognizance of media reports on alleged sale of under-weight Gas cylinders by Gulshan Gas Agency Srigufwara Anantnag, Deputy Commissioner, Dr Piyush Singla dispatched a team of officers headed by SDM Pahalgam for on-spot inv


Saturday, September 25, 2021UPSC Results 2020: 22- year-old among nine from J&K cracks civil services exam

Jammu: Atleast nine candidates from Jammu and Kashmir including 22-year-old have cracked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil service exam-2020, the result of which was declared on Friday.

According to the UPSC’s list, there are 761 successful candidates including 545 men and 216 women -- have cleared the test, conducted annually to select the country's bureaucrats, diplomats and


Saturday, September 25, 2021Govt to recover Rs 43 crore paid extra to employees for poll duty

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered recovery of excess amount of Rs 43. 29 Crore rupees which have been paid to employees deployed and associated with the conduct of Municipal and Panchayat Elections, 2018.
As per the reports, the one-month additional salary was drawn by the then DDOs of the state in favour of the employees as per their interpretation of the above Govern


Saturday, September 25, 2021PM holds 1stbilateral meeting with US Prez

Washington: US President Joe Biden said on Friday that the relationship between India and the US, the world's two largest democracies, is destined to be "stronger, closer and tighter , as he hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House for the first bilateral meeting and discussed a wide range of priority issues, including combating COVID-19, climate change, trade and the Indo-Pacific.


Saturday, September 25, 2021India logs 31,382 #COVID cases

New Delhi: India registered 31,382 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is 1.7 per cent lower than what was recorded the previous day on Thursday, according to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry.
With the fresh Covid-19 cases, the total caseload in the country touched 3,35,94,803.
As of 8 am on Friday, India's active caseload stood at 3,00,162. In the last 24 hour


Saturday, September 25, 2021Infiltration being foiled, says DGP

Srinagar: Cross-border infiltration has been a cause of concern, but all attempts of pushing militants into India are being foiled, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said here on Friday.
In recent times, infiltration attempts have increased from the Rajouri-Poonch and Kupwara-Baramulla side and "our forces are capable enough to tackle such attempts", he said.


Saturday, September 25, 2021Rev records to be made public

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta directed the Revenue Department on Friday to enable hassle-free access to documents for the general public.
Mehta chaired a meeting to review the digitisation of land records in Jammu and Kashmir and its subsequent hosting on a user-friendly portal.
"The Revenue Department was asked to develop a user-friendly interface by October 15,


Saturday, September 25, 2021Six JKAS transferred

Jammu: The J&K government on Friday transferred six junior scale Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services(JKAS) officers.
Kewal Krishan Sharma, Assistant Director, Estates Department is transferred and posted as State Project Manager in the State Rural Livelihood Mission, J&K. Drieba Suleman Administrative Officer, Government Medical College, Jammu is transferred and posted as Under Secretary t



“Studying abroad is about experiencing a foreign country and the most beautiful part of a country’s culture is its people , knowing them results in the development of global citizenship”

Jammu Sanskriti School, Jammu purveys to the concept of global education to ensure the inculcation of spirit of global citizenship. It becomes pertinent to mention that the school has accomplished another milestone by launching STUDY ABROAD CENTRE in the school for Sanskritians to acquaint them with the concept of overseas education, vistas of courses available & job opportunities prevalent in


Friday, September 24, 2021Twitter appointed officers in compliance with new IT Rules, Centre tells Delhi HC

Jammu, September 24: The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that Twitter has appointed Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Resident Grievance Officer (RGO), and Nodal Contact Person in compliance with the new IT Rules.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), in a short affidavit, said Twitter has acknowledged that the personnel (CCO, Nodal Contact Person, and RGO) are


Friday, September 24, 2021Congress govts underplayed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's contribution, legacy: Jitendra Singh

Jammu, September 24: Union Minister Jitendra Singh Friday accused past Congress governments of underplaying Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's contribution and legacy for political and dynastic considerations.

He was speaking after inaugurating a digital exhibition on the life and contribution of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the North Block here.

The minister said the event was an occasion to


Friday, September 24, 2021Vice President Kamala Harris to host meeting with Quad leaders

Washington, September 24: US Vice President Kamala Harris would host a separate meeting with the prime ministers of three Quad countries - India, Australia and Japan - at the White House to discuss with them the important factors for democracies to go forward, officials said.

President Joe Biden will host the three prime ministers -- Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison from Australia and Yoshihide S


Friday, September 24, 2021Indian women's football team to travel abroad for international matches

Jammu, September 24: The Indian women's football team will play multiple international friendlies, starting next week in the UAE, as part of its preparation for the 2022 AFC Asian Cup at home.

According to the itinerary unveiled by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the women's team, which has been training in a camp in Jamshedpur for around a month, will play two friendlies against the


Friday, September 24, 2021Centre disempowering people of Kashmir: Mehbooba

Jammu, September 24: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the Centre was disempowering the people of Jammu and Kashmir and suspecting them for having alleged links with militants is the new excuse used to dispossess and humiliate Kashmiris.

She was reacting to the recent termination of six government employees on charges of alleged anti-national activities.

No end to GOIs farmaans fo


Friday, September 24, 2021Rupee slips 4 paise to close at 73.68 against US dollar

Jammu, September 24: The Indian rupee slipped 4 paise to close at 73.68 (provisional) against the US dollar on Friday, following weaker Asian peers against the American currency.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened at 73.77. It touched an intra-day high of 73.61 and a low of 73.78 during the day.

The rupee finally settled at 73.68 against the American currenc


Friday, September 24, 2021Sensex scales historic 60K-mark; Nifty tops 17,850

Jammu, September 24: Equity benchmark Sensex jumped 163 points to end above the 60,000-mark for the first time ever on Friday, led by strong gains in HDFC Bank, Infosys and Asian Paints.

The 30-share BSE index rose 163.11 points or 0.27 per cent to its lifetime closing high of 60,048.47. Similarly, the NSE Nifty advanced 30.25 points or 0.17 per cent to record finish of 17,853.20.

It took a


Friday, September 24, 2021Gold declines Rs 365; silver gains marginally

Jammu, September 24: Gold in the national capital on Friday declined by Rs 365 to Rs 45,141 per 10 grams reflecting an overnight plunge in international precious metal prices, according to HDFC Securities.

In the previous trade, the precious metal had settled at Rs 45,506 per 10 grams.

Silver gained marginally by Rs 21 to Rs 59,429 per kilogram from Rs 59,408 per kilogram in the previous tr


Friday, September 24, 2021Three dead in shootout at Delhi's Rohini court

New Delhi, Sep 24: Three people including gangster Jitendra Gogi died in a firing incident Friday at Delhi's Rohini court, police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Pranav Tayal said the assailants were in the uniform of advocate when they fired at Gogi.

Police team also fired in return, the DCP said.

Further details are awaited.


Friday, September 24, 2021WHO recommends antibody treatment for critical Covid patients

Jammu, September 24: COVID-19 patients at high risk of hospitalisation or those with severe disease should be given a combination of two antibody treatments, according to latest World Health Organization guidelines published in The BMJ on Friday.

The WHO Guideline Development Group (GDG) panel recommends treatment combining casirivimab and imdevimab for two specific groups of patients with COV


Friday, September 24, 2021Paddy residue not liability anymore: Kejriwal

Jammu, September 24: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said paddy straw is not a liability anymore and urged neighbouring states to make the Pusa bio-decomposer available to their farmers for on site management of crop residue.

He also said the microbial solution, which can turn stubble into manure, will be sprayed over 4,300 acres belonging to 844 farmers in Delhi. Last year, 310


Friday, September 24, 2021C-295 aircraft project great step in opening up aviation, avionics sector: Ratan Tata

Jammu, September 24: Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata on Friday hailed the finalisation of a contract by India to procure 56 C-295 transport aircraft under an Airbus-Tata project, describing it as a "great step" forward in the opening up of the aviation and avionics sector in the country.

His comments came hours after the deal to procure the aircraft to replace the Avro-748 planes of the IAF wa


Friday, September 24, 2021Indian Army to procure 118 Main Battle Tanks Arjun Mk-1A worth Rs 7,523 crore

Jammu, September 24: The Ministry of Defence today placed an order with Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi in Chennai for supply of 118 Main Battle Tanks, MBTs Arjun Mk-1A for the Indian Army.

The order worth seven thousand five hundred 23 crore rupees will further provide a boost to the Make in India initiative in defence sector and is a big step towards achieving Aatmanirbhar Bharat envisioned by


Friday, September 24, 202104 Drug peddlers arrested by Akhnoor and Nowabad Police

Jammu, September 24: Akhnoor and Nowabad Police arrested four drug peddlers with heroin, smack and sharp edged weapon.
As per police sources, on specific information, a team from Police Station Akhnoor led by SHO Inspector Hilal Azhar under the supervision of SDPO Akhnoor Varun Jandial laid a naka at Punnu Chowk and intercepted a car.
During checking, police team recovered 12 grams heroin, one


Friday, September 24, 2021DC Jammu Dr Raghav Langer reviewed the land acquisition process in district Samba

KATRA: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer today reviewed the land acquisition process in district Samba for Delhi Katra Expressway project.
Pertinently, the Delhi-Katra expressway corridor will cover as many as 229 villages in four major districts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir including Kathua, Samba, Jammu and Reasi.
The Expressway, in the Union Territory, will be 13


Friday, September 24, 2021Dr SM Bali inaugurated 24th District Jammu Taekwondo Championship

Jammu, September 24: Dr SM Bali, senior vice president of India Taekwondo Association inaugurated 24th District Jammu Taekwondo Championship, organised under the aegis of J&K Taekwondo Association (JKTA) at Dogra Brahmin Pratinidhi Sabha Parade, Jammu.
During the championship, all the medallists of all age groups will be selected for upcoming UT level championships. About 300 athletes from 10 Cl


Friday, September 24, 2021CBI to probe death of Mahant Narendra Giri

Jammu, September 24: The Centre has given its approval for a CBI probe into the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri in Allahabad, officials said on Friday.

The seer, who was the president of the largest organisation of sadhus in India, was found hanging by his disciples at the Baghambari Mutt in Allahabad on Monday.

The Department of Personnel and Trainin


Friday, September 24, 2021Delhi Capitals aim for consolidation, RR hope to keep winning momentum going

Jammu, September 24: Operating like a well-oiled unit, Delhi Capitals will be eager to consolidate their top spot when they clash with a resurgent Rajasthan Royals, who will be keen to keep the winning momentum going in the Indian Premier League here on Saturday.

The Rishabh Pant-led side had a sensational first leg, winning six games in eight outings. They started the second phase on a high b


Friday, September 24, 2021UK backbench MPs debate Kashmir motion, India condemns abusive language

London, September 24: Members of Parliament from the UK's All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir have tabled a motion on Human rights in Kashmir for a debate in the House of Commons, drawing a strong reaction from India which said any assertion made in any forum on a subject related to an integral part of the country needs to be duly substantiated with authentic verifiable facts.



Friday, September 24, 2021Amazon launches Prime Video Channels, to provide content from multiple streaming services

Jammu, September 24: Amazon Prime Video on Friday announced that it has partnered with eight other streaming services to provide an expanded content library on its platform.

The streaming service unveiled Prime Video Channels, which will offer diverse content from its counterparts like discovery+, Lionsgate Play, Eros Now, Docubay, MUBI, hoichoi, Manorama Max, and Shorts TV.

The company wil


Friday, September 24, 2021Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 188 days

Jammu, September 24: India logged 31,382 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,35,94,803, while the active cases declined to 3,00,162, the lowest in 188 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death toll climbed to 4,46,368 with 318 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.89 per


Friday, September 24, 2021J-K: Admin orders transfer, posting of senior police officers in Kashmir

Jammu, September 24: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered the transfer and posting of 13 police officers including police chiefs of several districts in the Valley.

In an order issued late Thursday night, Superintendents of Police (SPs) and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) of several districts were shifted.

IPS officer Sunil Kumar, who was awaiting orders of posting, was


Friday, September 24, 2021Sensex zooms over 350 pts to hit 60K for first time; Nifty crosses 17,900

Jammu, September 24: Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 350 points to hit the 60,000-mark for the first time in opening trade on Friday, led by strong gains in index majors Infosys, HDFC Bank and TCS.

The 30-share Sensex was trading 359.29 points or 0.60 per cent higher at its lifetime high of 60,244.65. Similarly, Nifty soared 100.40 points or 0.56 per cent to its intra-day record of 17,923


Friday, September 24, 2021Hate speech case: Delhi HC grants bail to organiser of Jantar Mantar event

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to Preet Singh, one of organisers of an event at Jantar Mantar where communal slogans were allegedly raised last month.

The petition is allowed. The petitioner has been granted bail, said Justice Mukta Gupta.

Singh, who was remanded to judicial custody on August 10 after his arrest, is accused of creating enmity between different groups


Friday, September 24, 2021Biden to host Indo-Pacific leaders as China concerns grow

Jammu, September 24: President Joe Biden is set to host the first in-person gathering of leaders of an Indo-Pacific alliance known as " the Quad on Friday, wrapping up a tough week of diplomacy in which he faced no shortage of criticism from both allies and adversaries.

Biden's meeting with leaders from India, Japan and Australia at the White House gives the US president a chance to put the sp


Friday, September 24, 2021PM meets leading American CEOs; encourages them to invest in India

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a group of five top American corporate leaders on a one-on-one basis from a range of diverse sectors ranging from drones to 5G, semiconductor, and solar and encouraged them to step up their investments by highlighting the vast opportunities in India.
Modi, who arrived here on Wednesday on an official visit to the US during which he will ho


Friday, September 24, 2021Centre keen to bring devp in J&K: Union Min

Jammu: Union Minister of Heavy Industries, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey on Thursday said the Central Government is keen to bring qualitative development in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure all round social upliftment of its people.
Addressing a public during as part of the ongoing public outreach programme at Barnoti in Kathua district, Mr Pandey said that the present dispensation of Jammu and Kashmir UT


Friday, September 24, 2021Pvt copter makes successful trial landing at Kargil’s Silmu village

Jammu: With an aim to keep the border and remote areas of Kargil district in the Union Territory of Ladakh connected with the country through an air route for twelve months, especially when the region is covered with a thick blanket of snow, the administration has planned to introduce a chopper service.
However, as part of this exercise a successful trial of landing of private company's helicopt


Friday, September 24, 2021172 new cases, no fresh death

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 172 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the infected number of persons to 3,28,590 while no fresh death due to the virus was reported from the Union Territory.
Out of the 172 fresh cases, 21 were from Jammu division and 151 from Kashmir division of the UT, the officials said.
They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 67 cases fol


Friday, September 24, 2021XeN suspended for mismanagement, delay in execution of oxygen plants

Jammu: For the mismanagement and delay in execution of oxygen plants in Jammu division, the J&K government has suspended the executive engineer mechanical wing with immediate effect.
The order issued by Public Works(R&B) Department said, pending inquiry Bodh Raj, incharge executive engineer, Medical and Central Heating division, Jammu is placed under suspension with immediate effect. The inquiry


Friday, September 24, 2021Panels for registration of unorganized workers on NDUW e-SHRAM portal

SRINAGAR: The government has constituted a Union Territory level monitoring committee and District level implementation committee for implementation and monitoring of registration of unorganized workers on the portal of the National Database for Unorganized Workers (NDUW) e-SHRAM portal in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union Territory level monitoring committee shall be headed by the Chief Secretary an


Friday, September 24, 2021Threat ahead of festivals, CRPF deployed at Katra

Jammu: Intelligence agencies have issued a terror alert regarding the cross-border movement of Afghan origin terrorists along with Pakistan-based terrorists in the Jammu and Kashmir region to execute terror activities in the country during the upcoming festive season. Moreover, the concerned agencies have deployed CRPF at Katra as precautionary measure to thwart any untoward incident.
As per th


Friday, September 24, 2021Govt to rotate employees holding post for five yrs

Jammu: On the report filed by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), the Jammu and Kashmir administration has directed all the administrative secretaries to rotate the officials who have completed the stay of over five years on a particular post.
The report said that the government officials and officers are floating the transfer norms.
The official communique wide was issued by the Deputy Secretary


Friday, September 24, 2021Major infiltration bid foiled on LoC in Valley, 3 militants killed

Security forces gun down ultra in encounter in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Army foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday, killing three terrorists and recovering a large cache of arms and ammunition.
"We noticed some suspicious movement in the Hathlanga area near the LoC. The infiltrators were challenged and three of them were killed," an army officer said.
He said a large cache of ar


Friday, September 24, 2021ASI chargesheeted by ACB in trap case

SRINAGAR: Anti Corruption Bureau produced Chargesheet in case FIR No 24/2019 PS ACB Srinagar against accused public servant namely Ashiq Hussain Mir, ASI No. 195/GBL R/o Siraj Pora, Handwara, the then incharge Police Post Nagabal, Ganderbal in the Court of Addl. Anti-corruption Judge Srinagar.
The brief facts of case are that instant Case was registered on 24.10.2019 in PS ACB on the basis of a


Friday, September 24, 2021LeT module busted, 4 held

Srinagar: In a major success police busted a “ terror cum recruitment module” of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Thursday.
A police spokesman said this afternoon that acting on a specific information, police arrested one Assadullah Parray at Hajin in Bandipora.
Militant involved in injuring civilian killed in encounter in Shopian
Srinagar, Sep 23 (UNI) A militan


Friday, September 24, 2021Ex-J&K Bank chairman joins PC

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Bank chairman Parvez Ahmad Nengroo, who is facing graft charges, on Thursday joined the People's Conference.
Nengroo, who was removed from the post of chairman of the bank in 2019 by the government, joined the People's Conference (PC) in the presence of party chief Sajad Gani Lone.
Welcoming Negroo into the party fold, Lone said he will play a key role in scri


Friday, September 24, 2021Jawan shoots himself dead

Srinagar: An Army soldier fatally shot himself with his service rifle in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday.
Lokinder Singh of the Army's 6 Rashtriya Rifles allegedly shot himself with his service rifle at a camp in Keran sector near the Line of Control around 10.30 pm on Wednesday, the officials said.
Singh was rushed to the nearest military health facility where


Thursday, September 23, 2021Varinderjeet discussed Gandhi Jayanti programmes with R S Pura BJP team

Jammu, September 23: Jammu & Kashmir BJP Vice-President S. Varinderjeet Singh, who has also been assigned the responsibility to oversee the forthcoming Gandhi Jayanti programmes, held meeting at R.S. Pura BJP District Office. It was convened by District President H.S. Pummy.
The District Incharge for Gandhi Jayanti programme namely Bharat Bhushan and Gurdeep Pakaya held discussions in the meetin


Thursday, September 23, 2021Driver killed in Pampore accident

Pampore, Sep 23: A driver was killed in a road accident in Kandizal Pampore area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district.
An official told that on the intervening night of 22-23 September, an accident took place near Kandizal crossing between a dumper bearing registration number JK18C-3212 with TATA mobile registration number JK13C-6997 in which the driver of Tata mobile received critical injuries.


Thursday, September 23, 202122-yr-old Kulgam youth found dead in Punjab

Kulgam, Sep 23: A 22-year-old Kulgam youth was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Moga city of Punjab on Wednesday afternoon, family members have left for Punjab on Thursday to receive the body.
The victim, Bilal Ahmad Malik (22), son of Mohammad Ayoub Malik was a native of D K Marg area of Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir's Kulgam Bilal was working as Shawl seller in Moga city at pre


Thursday, September 23, 2021Three killed in powerful Bengaluru blast, police investigations are on

Bengaluru: A blast at a storage facility in New Tharagupet area of Bengaluru earlier today (September 23) has reportedly claimed at three lives, injuring several others.
DCP (South) Harish Pandey told, "Two people killed, three others injured in a blast at a firecracker storage facility in New Tharagupet area of Bengaluru earlier today."


Thursday, September 23, 2021J-K must prepare for 2047 when India would emerge as 'Vishwa Guru' on its 100th independence day: Dr. Jitendra Singh

JAMMU: Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said that the people of Jammu must remain steadfast and prepare themselves for the important historical moment in the year 2047 when India would emerge as 'Vishwa Guru' on its 100 years of independence.
Addressing the participants during the inauguration of 'Jammu Haat' on the occasion of Vanijya Saptah, Dr Jitendra Singh said that when India


Thursday, September 23, 2021Absconder arrested by Poonch police in Mendhar

Poonch,Sept 23: The Jammu and Kashmir police in Poonch District arrested a man who was wanted in a case but was evading his arrest from last 16 years.

Accused have been identified as Mohd Sageer son of Yar Mohammad resident of Gohlad village of Mendhar.

He was booked in a case FIR 73/2005 under sections 454, 380 RPC of police station Mendhar.

A warrant against him was also issued by Hon'


Thursday, September 23, 2021Expecting mother's throat-slit body found in kitchen in J&K's Banihal

Jammu, Sept 23: A 39-year-old expecting mother was found dead with her throat slit in the kitchen of her home in Darshipora Banihal in J&K's Ramban district, officials said on Wednesday.
Quoting the officials, news agency GNS reported that Zubaida Begum, wife of Mohammad Saleem, a mother of three children, was found lying in a pool of blood with her throat slit.
Soon, the body was shifted to Su


Thursday, September 23, 2021Police asked to act against fake social media accounts on Jammu divisional commissioner''s name

Jammu, September 23: Taking note of several fake social media accounts being operated on his name, Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer has asked the cyber police to take action against the people behind them.
According to officials, some of these fake accounts are operational on Twitter and Facebook.
The divisional commissioner has appealed to the general public not to pay attention to


Thursday, September 23, 2021Vaccine certification for travel must meet ‘minimum criteria’, working closely with India: UK

Jammu, September 23: The UK government has assured that it is working with India on “a phased approach” to its international travel norms. The development came after the UK government said that Covishield, the Serum Institute of India manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, has qualified as an approved vaccine.
London: Amid concerns over non-recognition of vaccination certification issued by I


Thursday, September 23, 2021Hurriyat leader released from Tihar jail on parole for six hours fortnight after mother's death

Jammu, September 23: Hurriyat leader Mehrajd-ud-din Kalwal, who is serving detention since 2017 in a Delhi prison, was Thursday allowed to visit home for six hours on parole in the wake of death of his mother a fortnight ago.
Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that the Hurriyat leader, a resident of Hamzah Colony BK Pora in Srinagar, presently under NIA detention at a Delhi jail since


Thursday, September 23, 2021RCB seek return to winning ways against resilient CSK

Jammu, September 23: Star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to shrug off the crushing defeat in the previous outing and get their mojo back when they take on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's resilient Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match, here on Friday.

While RCB will look to start afresh, CSK got a confidence-boosting 20-run win against defending champions Mumba


Thursday, September 23, 2021MiArcus Ropes in Kareena Kapoor Khan as the Brand Ambassador

The premium baby & mom products start-up focuses on providing utmost care at all stages of pregnancy & baby's growth, aims to grow in double digits annually for the next 3 years

MiArcus, a start-up focused on providing comfort and care to expectant mothers and toddlers has today announced celebrity mother, Kareena Kapoor Khan as the brand face for its range of premium baby & mom products.


Thursday, September 23, 2021Mandaviya releases national comprehensive guidelines on post-Covid management

NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday released Post-COVID Sequelae Modules, National comprehensive guidelines on Post-COVID management to guide on the long-term health issues of the COVID-19 infection.

These modules will help in building the capacity of the doctors, nurses, paramedics and community health workers across India to deal with the long-term effects of COVID.

Taking to


Thursday, September 23, 2021Big B shares throwback cricket pic from 'Mr. Natwarlal' shoot

Amitabh Bachchan has shared a throwback photograph from behind-the-scenes of his film 'Mr. Natwarlal' that released in 1971. The megastar is seen playing cricket with bat "too small for him".

Amitabh on Thursday morning posted the black and white picture on Instagram that was taken at shoot location in Kashmir.

Alongside he wrote: "Cricket on location... while the shot is getting ready... M


Thursday, September 23, 2021Petrol, diesel prices remain steady, provide relief to consumers

New Delhi, Sep 23: Auto fuel prices in the country have maintained stability amidst volatility in global oil prices.

The oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Thursday kept pump prices of auto fuels petrol and diesel unchanged, the 18th consecutive day of no revision, as they preferred to maintain their watch prices on global oil situation before making any revision in prices.

The wait and watc


Thursday, September 23, 2021Army celebrates "International Day of Peace" under the theme Dividends of Peace – Brighter Future” at Dharal

JAMMU: In continuation of its efforts to foster Peace, Communal Harmony and Prosperity in the region, Indian Army organised Amity meeting on International Day of Peace at Pargal, Rajouri The event was aimed at strengthening the already existing bond between the people from all communities. Views on peace, harmony, youth engagement and development in the region were deliberated.

The theme for t


Thursday, September 23, 2021Army conducts coaching classes for sainik and military school

JAMMU: Keeping a positive change in mind and in order to bring a major transformation in the society as well as in the hearts and minds of local Awaam, Indian Army is organizing coaching classes for Sainik School and Military School at Samote, Budhal, Khawas (Luni Darman) and Pargal from 21 September 2021 to 20 February 2022. The aim of conducting these coaching classes is to coach the talented a


Thursday, September 23, 2021Three police jawans were killed in a road accident in Una of Himachal Pradesh

Hamirpur/Una (HP), September 23: Three jawans of Himachal Pradesh police were killed in a motorcycle collision with a speeding truck at Ashapuri near Gagret town of Una district in Himachal Pradesh late on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.

Una Superintendent of Police Arijit Sen Thakur said the three jawans belonged to the 4th Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) at Jangleberi in Hamirpur di


Thursday, September 23, 2021PDP nominates Adv Anil Sethi as spokesperson

Srinagar, Sep 23: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday nominated Advocate Anil Sethi as the spokesperson of the party.

In a statement issued on Thursday a party spokesman said that PDP President Mehbooba Mufti has nominated advocate and senior party leader Anil Sethi as the spokesperson of the party.

Advocate Sethi hails from an illustrious family of secularists who have rendered exce


Thursday, September 23, 2021HP: Four die in road mishaps in Una and Mandi

Shimla, Sep 23: Four people were killed and three others injured in separate incidents which occurred in Una and Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh in last 24hrs state official said on Thursday.

State Emergency Operation Centre spokesperson Mr Sudesh Mokta said that in the first incident a vehicle skidded of the road near Ashapure Barrier in Gagret Tehsil of Una district last night at 2230hrs,


Thursday, September 23, 2021Jammu IIMC to introduce Hindi Journalism course soon

Jammu: Asserting that the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has taken the lead in starting language journalism programmes across the country, Jammu Regional Director, Prof Rakesh Kumar Goswami said that the institute will soon introduce Hindi Journalism course.
“This was the first offline event of the institute since the Covid pandemic. The IIMC, which is the country's top mass commu


Thursday, September 23, 2021Militant involved in injuring civilian killed in encounter by SF in Shopian

Srinagar, Sep 23: A militant was killed in an encounter by security forces in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Thursday, police said.

Troops of Rashitriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) following a tip off that a militant Anayat Ashraf was hiding in village Kashwa in Shopian after injuring


Thursday, September 23, 2021PM Modi arrives in Washington to exuberant welcome from Indian diaspora

Washington, Sep 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the US to an enthusiastic welcome from the Indian diaspora community.

He was received at the Andrew Airbase by T.H. Brian McKeon, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, on behalf of the Government of the USA, and by Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu. The Indian tricolour was fluttering at the Andrews Airbase alo


Thursday, September 23, 2021Darbar Move was nexus, misuse of state exchequer equal to Gau Maas for me: LG

Sinha, Jitendra inaugurates Jammu HAAT

Jammu: In the wake of controversy triggered after scrapping of century old Darbar Move exercise, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha terms it a huge nexus and said that any misuse of state exchequer is equal to Gua Maas for him.

“There is a discussion that scrapping of the century old Darbar Move will impact the economy of Jammu and Kashmir but I want to say it was big nexus


Thursday, September 23, 2021Court paves way for release of aid to KPs

Jammu: Presiding Officer commercial Court granted relief to Kashmir Pandit Migrant by releasing the account of Relief Commissioner.
This significant order has been passed in an application for modification of order dated 26.08.2021 and for detachment of Major Head 2055, Sub Head 0872 and 1057 of Addl. Treasury Talab Tillo, Muthi, Jammu.
Court observed that after the perusal of the file record,


Thursday, September 23, 2021Normal life hit as protests mark peaceful traders' strike in Jammu

Jammu: Normal life was hit across the Jammu region on Wednesday amid a day-long strike call given by the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) to protest against the alleged directionless anti-trade policies of the administration.
The strike, which evoked widespread support from almost all opposition political parties and social groups, remained peaceful with no untoward incident repor


Thursday, September 23, 20212 cops among 6 govt employees sacked for terror links in J&K

Srinagar: Six government employees, including two policemen, were on Wednesday dismissed from service for their alleged links with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of employees sacked in last nearly six months to 25, officials said.
Among those dismissed from service earlier, there were two sons of Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and tainted Deputy


Thursday, September 23, 2021Tourism department ropes in REPL

Jammu: The Directorate of Tourism, Jammu Province has appointed a Delhi-based infrastructure consultancy company Rudrabhishek Enterprises Ltd. (REPL), as Technical Consultants for development of Tourism Projects in Jammu region.
The tourism projects being developed include types of tourism activities i.e.Mountain, Adventure, Heritage, Eco-tourism and Pilgrimage tourism etc.
“The Union Ministry


Thursday, September 23, 2021SFs defuse 4 bombs

Jammu: Security forces on Wednesday defused four "sticky" bombs, which were seized from an over ground worker in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.
These were destroyed at Bharirakh in Mendhar by a bomb disposal squad, they said.
The "sticky" bombs and Rs 10,500 were seized from Mehmood Hussain, the officials said.


Thursday, September 23, 2021Peace in Gurez: Army

Srinagar: General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar based army’s 15 Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey Wednesday said that post new ceasefire pact between Indian and Pakistani army in February this year, Gurez Valley in northern district of Bandipora is peaceful and people are living without any fear.
Talking exclusively to reporters, on the side-lines of a function titled combine annual tra


Thursday, September 23, 2021Three killed in road mishap

Jammu: Three people were killed and two others injured on Wednesday when a passenger vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a 200-feet-deep gorge in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
The accident took place near Chunga around 6.45 pm when the driver of an SUV on its way to Shungus from Mendhar lost control while negotiating a curve, a police official said.
He said the re


Wednesday, September 22, 2021KBC 13: Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff on hot seat leave host Amitabh Bachchan impressed!

Jammu, September 22: Bollywood actors Jackie Shroff and Suniel Shetty will be seen as special guests on the 'Shaandaar Shukravaar' special episode of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 13'. They will be on the hotseat and play the game with host Amitabh Bachchan.

The duo also showed some fitness moves and exercises that impressed everyone present there. During a conversation, Amitabh Bachchan asked Suniel


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Disengaged ICDS helpers have no appointment orders, were accommodated through backdoor entries: Advisor Farooq Khan

Srinagar, Sep 22: Farooq Ahmad Khan, Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha Wednesday said that all the ICDS helpers who were engaged in the department have no appointment order, however, the government tried hard to accommodate them, which could not happen.
Khan said that all these helpers were brought into the department through backdoor entries as none of them have any appoint


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Missing in August 2020, TA soldier’s decomposed body found in Kulgam village

Kulgam, Sep 22: The decomposed male body, which was found on Wednesday morning in Mohammad Pora village of Kulgam district has been identified that of missing rifleman of 162 Battalion of Territorial Army, Shakir Manzoor Wagey.
Manzoor Ahmad Wagey father of missing TA soldier said that he has identified the body and it was his son Shakir Manzoor, who went missing last year.
Notably, Shakir Manz


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Security forces destroy sticky bombs in Poonch

POONCH: Security forces on Wednesday destroyed sticky bombs recovered nearly one month ago along with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Police said that the bombs were recovered around one month back and were destroyed along banks of a river near Bharirakh in Mendhar.
"The bombs were recovered along with an IED on August 13 in Mendhar and were destroyed


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Jammu and Kashmir govt sacks six employees including 2 cops for terror links

Jammu, September 22: The designated committee in J&K UT for scrutinizing and recommending cases under Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution of India recommended the dismissal of 6 employees from the Government service for having terror links and working as overground workers (OGW).

Name of the employees sacked by the government

1. Ab. Hamid Wani R/o Bijbehara, Anant Nag ( Teacher)

He w


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Policeman dies in J-K's Kupwara after being shot by colleague in a case of mistaken identity

Jammu, September 22: A policeman died in Kupwara district on Wednesday after being shot at by his colleague in a case of mistaken identity, officials said.

Ajay Dhar, a follower in the police department who was posted at Handwara, was shot at by a sentry guarding a temple around 2 am after he failed to stop when asked, they said.

According to preliminary investigation, Dhar was going from t


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Women’s entry into NDA can’t be deferred by a year, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down the Centre's request to postpone till May next year the entry of women into the National Defence Academy (NDA) - hitherto open to men alone.

"No, it has to be from this session only. We find it difficult to postpone everything by a year. After we have given a hope (to women aspirants) we don't want to deny the hope," a Bench led by Justice


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Willie Garson, 'Sex and the City' star, dies at 57 following cancer battle

Jammu, September 22: Actor Willie Garson, best known for popular TV series Sex and the City and White Collar, has passed away. He was 57.

Garson died after a battle with cancer, his longtime manager John Carrabino confirmed to Deadline.

The actor's adopted son, Nathen Garson, shared the news of his father's passing on Instagram on Tuesday.

"I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I'm


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Zee Entertainment to merge with Sony Pictures Networks India

Jammu, September 22: The Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd said on Wednesday its board has given in-principle approval for its merger with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI).

Zee, which has a presence in television broadcasting and digital media with brands such as Zee TV, has been under pressure from top investors for a management reshuffle, including the exit of Chief Executive, Punit Goenk


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

Jammu, September 22: Big tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and protect civil rights while doing business.

But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposition app from their local app stores, it raised worries that two of the world’s most successful companies are more comfortable bowing to undemocratic edic


Wednesday, September 22, 2021UK adds Covishield to approved vaccines list in updated travel advisory

Jammu, September 22: The UK government on Wednesday added Covishield, the Indian-manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, to an updated international travel advisory.

The move follows widespread condemnation of the Serum Institute of India manufactured vaccines not being included in a list of eligible COVID-19 vaccines recognised under Britain's reviewed international travel norms, ef


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Will ensure justice in sacrilege case: Punjab CM Channi

Amritsar, Sep 22: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here, and said he will ensure justice in the 2015 sacrilege case.

It was his first visit to the holy city after becoming chief minister.

Channi, who was accompanied by his two deputies, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni, and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, also visite


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Saif Ali Khan: Success is measured in strange, different ways

Mumbai, Sep 22: Actor Saif Ali Khan is overwhelmed with all the love coming his way for his performance in 'Bhoot Police'. He says success is measured in strange and different ways and that in a pandemic, it can be called a feather in his cap.

Saif said: "There are certain scripts that you read and fall in love with immediately because you see the potential they hold. You find it important tha


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Stock market opens green, BSE trading at 59,030.20, Nifty at 17,567.75

Mumbai, Sep 22: For the second consecutive day, the stock market opened in green territory on Wednesday with BSE Sensex trading at 59,030.20, up 24.93 points or 0.04 per cent and Nifty at 17,567.75, up 5.75 or 0.03 per cent.

Among the pack of 30 stocks at BSE, NTPC, HCL Tech, Titan, Maruti, IndusInd Bank, Mahindra and Mahindra were among the top gainers while HDFC, Axis Bank, Nestle, Hindustan


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Islamic scholar arrested in conversion case

Meerut/ Lucknow, Sep 22: Islamic scholar Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui has been arrested by the Urtar Pradesh ATS team from Meerut in connection with the religious conversion.
Kaleem's activities were suspected to be suspicious and was under police custody, ATS sources here on Wednesday confirmed.
Kalim, who was in touch with the main accused Umar Gautam, was arrested in the
conversion case, for hi


Wednesday, September 22, 2021PM Modi leaves for US visit

New Delhi, Sep 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday embarked on a four-day visit to the US, where he will attend the first in-person Quad summit, besides holding important bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden, and with his counterparts from Australia and Japan, as well as address the UN General Assembly.

“A visit of enormous significance!

“PM @narendramodi embarks on a vi


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Number of people injured in Russia's Perm University shooting climbs to 43 - Ministry

Yekaterinburg, Russia, Sep 22: The number of people injured in the recent shooting in Russia's Perm State University reached 43, all of them are in satisfactory condition except for the attacker, the regional health ministry said on Wednesday.

A student opened fire on Monday on the university campus, killing six people. The suspect resisted the police during the detention and was wounded.



Wednesday, September 22, 2021Srinagar to require 3 lac houses in next two decades

SRINAGAR: Authorities have projected that nearly three lakh additional houses would be required in the next two decades for the inhabitants of Srinagar city.

According to the approved Srinagar Metropolitan Region (SMR) Master Plan 2035, “For additional future population and meeting the backlog of about 0.12 lakh units, about three lakh houses will be required over the next two decades.”



Wednesday, September 22, 2021Missing 5-yr-old girl found in spring in Kokernag, dies in hospital

SRINAGAR: Hours after she went missing, the five-year-old girl from Nagbal Lisser area of Kokernag in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district was found in the nearby spring. However, she breathed her last in a hospital.

An official told a local news agency, that the girl identified as Sheelu Jan (05), daughter of Gulzar Ahmad Bhat was missing since 05 pm.

“After searching for a while, she was fou


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Losing IPL games narrowly has become a pattern for Punjab Kings: Kumble

DUBAI: Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble admitted that his team losing IPL games narrowly has become a pattern and the two-run defeat to Rajasthan Royals was certainly a difficult pill to swallow.

The Punjab side failed to score four runs from the final over with the Royals fast bowler Karthik Tyagi dismissing Nicholas Pooran and Deepak Hooda and giving away only one run to snatch the win f


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Oxford Bookstore launches Jyoti Jha’s book ‘The Realms of Human Emotions’

One of the pioneers who paved way for engaging intellectual activity and providing a state-of-the-art ‘base-camp for journeys of the mind’ to the book lovers, Oxford Bookstore has been serving millions of happy customers for nearly 100 years. The only bookstore in the country to curate multiple literary festivals, Oxford Bookstore offers both writers and readers an enhanced experience in the worl


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Nationwide vaccination Drive: 82.65 Cr. vaccine doses administered so far

NEW DELHI: 82.65 Cr.vaccince doses have been administered so far under Nationwide vaccination Drive, Ministry of health said today.

In a recent tweet Ministry of Health said that," there are 3,27,83,741 total recoveries across the country so far were current rate of recovery is at 97.77%".

Beside 34,167 patients have been recovered during last 24 hours.

India reports 26,964 new cas


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Want full empowerment of women in J&K: Altaf Bukhari

JAMMU: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Said it is heartening to see women folk scaling new heights in the social, political and financial frameworks in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said Apni Party believes that women possess an immense potential to give a new direction to society and the only requirement is that they are provided with an equal opportunity to prove themselves in all


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Policeman killed as sentry assumes attack, opens fire in Handwara

Srinagar: A policeman was killed after a sentry opened fire when he tried to forcefully enter the temple in the midnight in Handwara area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Official sources told that a sentry after assuming an attack opened fire last night, leaving a policeman dead.

They identified the cop as Ajay Dhar, son of Late Krishen Lal Dhar of Langate Handwara, saying that he was


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Tawi River Front Development Project to be completed by December 2022

Srinagar: Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta chaired a meeting to review the progress of ‘Tawi River Front Development Project’. Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Additional CEO JSCL, Chief Engineer Irrigation & Flood Control, Jammu and other concerned officers participated in the meeting.

At the outset, the Chief Secretary was apprised of the details of the 7 km long project to be completed at


Wednesday, September 22, 2021More facilities for pilgrims

To facilitate the smooth pilgrimage especially in harsh weather conditions, a multistory Yatri Niwas (Pilgrims Shelter) is coming up at Chanderkote in Ramban district of the Union Territory.The shelter will accommodate nearly 4500 pilgrims once completed.During the Amarnath Yatra, the pilgrims had to face hardships especially when it rains or due to triggering of landslides that leads to closure


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Excise Comm to extend liquor license till Dec 31

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday authorized the Jammu and Kashmir Excise Commissioner to extend the liquor licence till December 31.
As per the notification issued by the Finance Department, Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department said that in exercise of powers conferred by Section 3A,12,20 and 25 of the Jammu and Kashmir Act, Samvat


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Budget 2022-23 Finance department seeks revised estimates today

Jammu: For formulation of revised estimates 2021-22 and budget estimates 2022-23, the finance department has given ultimatum to concerned administrative departments furnish the information by today.
As per notification issued today, the Accounts Officer(budget) finance department was directed to refer Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India OM No 04/08/2021-Bgt-I dated o2-09-2021 regarding


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Vivek Chaudhari to be new IAF Chief

New Delhi: Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari will take charge as the chief of the Indian Air Force after the incumbent, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, retires on September 30, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.
Air Marshal Chaudhari is currently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff.
"The government has decided to appoint Air Marshal V R Chaudhari, presently Vice Chief of Air Staff, as the


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Civilian suffers bullet injuries

Srinagar: A civilian suffered bullet injuries in firing during a cordon and search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Tuesday, officials said.
Security forces had launched the operation at Lachmanpora in the Beerwah area of the district, following information about the presence of militants there, they said.
There was an incident of firing during the search operation in which a


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Search ops in Uri continues

Srinagar: A combing operation launched by the Army after it detected suspicious movement in Uri along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir entered the third day on Tuesday, officials said.
All telecommunication facilities including internet in the border town remained suspended.
The combing operation was launched on the intervening night of September 18-19, the officials said.
A defence sp


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Nine arrested for attacking police

Jammu: Nine people, including two government school teachers, were arrested on Tuesday in Reasi district in connection with an alleged attack on a police party which had arrested a criminal wanted in a rape case, police said.
The accused were all close associates of the arrested criminal and one of them was also accused in a case related to the abduction and rape of a woman in 2013, a police off


Tuesday, September 21, 2021J&K: ACB traps Patwari taking a bribe of Rs 15,000

SRINAGAR, Sept 21: Anti Corruption Bureau received a written complaint alleging therein that Patwari Halqa Dab Wakura, Ganderbal namely Ajaz Ahmad Bhat is demanding Rs. 20,000/- as bribe to issue the revenue extracts of land situated at Dab Wakura, Batpora Rab Rakhtar in favour of the complainant and thereafter negotiation between the complainant and patwari concerned, the matter was settled at R


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Dr Jitendra meets Rupala, proposes integrated Aroma Dairy entrepreneurship for J&K

NEW DELHI, Sept 21 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today met Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala and proposed Integrated Aroma Dairy Entrepreneurship for Jammu & Kashmir to


Tuesday, September 21, 2021J&K witnessed snarling progress due to deadwood employees: Parneesh

JAMMU: Dr Parneesh Mahajan Convenor, Department of Training, BJP J&K on Sunday said the prime reason for J&K slow growth is the incompetent flock of employees working in the government departments.

In a statement issued here, the senior BJP leader said with no mechanism having been placed to act against the redundant employees has lead to dismal performance of government departments which in


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Vinodh reviews “Seva aur Samarpan” campaign programmes

Jammu & Kashmir BJP General Secretary & Ex-MLC Adv. Vibodh Gupta, in a meeting at party hedquarter, Jammu, took stock of the ongoing programmes under “Seva aur Samarpan campaign” in UT. He was briefed about the role of different departments of the party with regard to extending help at district levels for smoothly organizing every event of the said campaign.

Vibodh Gupta, while speaking in the


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Cong demands CBI inquiry into death of Mahant Narendra Giri

Hamirpur (HP), Sep 21: While expressing shock over the sad demise of Mahant Narendra Giri of the Akhara samaj, the senior spokesman of the HP Congress party, Deepak Sharma Tuesday demanded a CBI inquiry into his death.

In a statement Tuesday, he said the entire nation was shocked by the death of Mahant Narendra Giri, President of Akhara Parishad. He was not a common man but had a unique person


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Govt. P.G. College for Women Gandhi Nagar Organises “MILAN-THE REUNION”

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell of Govt. P.G. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar Jammu organised the much awaited Virtual Alumni Meet “MILAN-THE REUNION” with more than 100 participants under the Patronage of worthy Principal Dr. Sangita Nagari on 20th September, 2021. She welcomed the esteemed gathering and also congratulated the organising committee for conducting the wonderful programme. She


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Rupee surges 15 paise to 73.59 against US dollar in early trade

The Indian rupee appreciated 15 paise to 73.59 against the US dollar in opening trade today, tracking the weakness of the American currency in the overseas market.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 73.74 against the dollar, then edged higher to 73.59, up 15 paise over its previous close.

On Monday, the rupee had settled at 73.74 against the US dollar.

Meanwhile, t


Tuesday, September 21, 2021PM Modi to visit US, to attend QUAD meeting, UN General Assembly

New Delhi, Sep 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the US from September 22 to 25, where he will hold a bilateral meeting with President Joe Biden, attend a meeting of the QUAD and also address at the UN General assembly.

During the visit that comes after Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the situation the the country and its impact on the region are on the agenda, Foreign Secretary Ha


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Raj Kundra walks out of Mumbai jail after bail in pornographic films case

Businessman Raj Kundra today walked out of a Mumbai jail, a day after a magistrate court here granted bail to the key accused in a pornographic films case in which he was arrested two months ago.

Kundra was released from the Arthur Road jail shortly after 11.30 pm, a jail official said.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate SB Bhajipale on Monday allowed Kundra's bail application on furnishing a


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Over 79.74 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre

NEW DELHI: More than 79.74 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, the Union Health Ministry said today.

Further, 33 lakh doses are in the pipeline.

Over 5.34 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.

The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availabili


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Man killed, woman injured in lightning in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 21: A man was killed and a woman injured in lightning in central Kashmir district of Badgam, official sources said on Tuesday.

They said a group of farmers were working in their fields when lightning strike at Panchas in Badgam Monday evening.

A 30-year-old Gulzar Ahmad Khan and Shakeela Banu were injured.

Both the injured were rushed to hospital where Gulzar was declared b


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Sanjay Sharma tour ward no.9 with the officials of PHE dept

JAMMU: Sanjay Sharma, Municipal Councilor, ward no 09, Rajouri toured with AEE and JEE from PHE deptt near gurdwara banda Singh bahadur ward no 09 and apprised the deptt officers about the problem faced by the general public of the concerned area in getting clean drinking water.

On spot assessment of damaged water pipes and shifting of old water pipes with new ones are regularly demanded and a


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Bihar: 30 arrive from Delhi test Covid+

Patna, Sep 21: Cases of Covid-19 can rise again in Bihar, officials fear after 30 fresh cases were detected in north Bihar's Madhubani district.

The district administration carried out Covid testing drives at the Madhubani railway station and bus stand on Monday. Thirty passengers arriving from Delhi aboard the Swatantrata Senani express train tested positive, an official said.

"There were


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Yogi pay floral tribute to Narendra Giri

Prayagraj, Sep 21: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid his floral tribute to Mahant Narendra Giri, president of the Akhara Parishad here on Tuesday.
CM Yogi Adityanath paid homage to the deoarted secretary of the Niranjani Akhara at Shri Math Baghambri, the residence of Mahant Narendra Giri.
Samajwadi party president Akhilesh Yadav is also slated to visit Prayagraj pn Tuesday afte


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Family rendered homeless as houseboat sinks in Jehlum

Srinagar: A family of four was rendered homeless after the houseboat they were living in sank in river Jehlum at Rajbagh here.

The houseboat named ‘HB Delhi’, belonging to Abdul Khaliq Gura, suffered huge damages late last night, witnesses said.

“The houseboat sank all of a sudden last night and we couldn’t even save our ration from getting washed away in the river. We lost almost everythin



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Tuesday, September 21, 2021Afghanistan situation, threat of terrorism to figure in bilateral between PM Modi, US President Biden

Washington, Sep 21: Ahead of US President Joe Biden’s bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, the US said it will give the two leaders an opportunity to talk about the threat of terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan, as well as help reinforce and give momentum to the Quad discussion.

“In the bilateral with Prime Minister Modi, the two leaders will have the opportuni


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Rise in dengue cases

Amidst the fear of swelling cases of COVID, the dengue cases have also started increasing across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir thus putting the Health Department to gear up for augmenting healthcare facilities.Dengue cases have started rising in the UT of J&K and so far, dengue symptoms are diagnosed in 22 people. The most of the cases are found in Jammu.However, the health department


Tuesday, September 21, 2021J&K’s power generation capacity to be doubled in next 5 yrs: Union Minister

Work is on to realise PM vision on J&K: MoS Home; Centre committed to providing better healthcare facilities: Mos H&FW

Jammu: Asserting the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on mission to make Jammu and Kashmir power surplus state, the Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar said that the power generation capacity of the Union Territory will be doubled in next five years.
“Central and the Jammu and Kashmir governments are working o


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Neelu Gera to head JKPCB 8 IFS, three KAS transferred

Jammu: Seven Indian Forest Service(IFS) officers and three JKAS officers have been transferred by the government on Monday.

In the interest of administration, the government ordered transfers and postings of Forest Officers including Neelu Gera Director, Environment, Ecology and Remote Sensing, J&K is transferred and posted as Chairman, J&K Pollution Control Committee. She shall take over afte


Tuesday, September 21, 2021SMC passes resolution to rename areas after ex- legislature, leader killed by ultras

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has passed a resolution to rename two areas in the city after the former legislature and social and political leader, who were killed by militants.
The resolution was passed during the general session of Srinagar Municipal Corporation which was held at SMC Corporator Hall today. The general session was presided by the Srinagar Municipal Corporat


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Govt directs officials to follow proper channel for redressal service matter

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir administration Monday directed employees working in different departments to desist from approaching higher offices for redressal of grievances pertaining to service matters.
Reports said that several employees have been approaching higher offices which include the President’s Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Lieutenant Governor’s Offices and other offices of


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Minus BJP, parties extend support to Jammu bandh call; traders call on Div Com, Mayor

JAMMU: Barring ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, almost every political party of Jammu and Kashmir Monday supported the Bandh Call given by trader’s body on September 22 against the setting up of 100 retail outlets by Reliance company alone in Jammu. Moreover, Traders Federation including Jammu Chamber of Commerce today called on Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Chander Mohan Gupta and Divisional


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Phone Services suspended in Uri

Srinagar: Mobile internet and phone services were suspended on Monday in the border town of Uri in J&K’s Baramulla district following a counter-infiltration operation going on there for the last 24 hours. Defence sources said reinforcements have been called in and a large area has been brought under the operation.
“An infiltration attempt has been made and we are looking for them. “Whether they


Tuesday, September 21, 2021SED’s purchase panel reconstituted

SRINAGAR: The administration on Monday re-constituted the Union Territory level purchase committee in School Education Department.
The committee will be headed by the Director of Finance, School Education Department, Jammu and Kashmir and will have five other members.
In this regard, an order has been issued by B K Singh, Principal Secretary to School Education Department. “In the supersession


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Soldier killed in fratricide

Srinagar: A soldier was killed in an incident of fratricide in the frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara on Monday, Defence Ministry spokesperson said tonight.
Col Emron Musavi said a firing incident occurred today afternoon when an Army patrol was at village Lassipura in Kupwara. “The patrol was on a tactical break when two personnel entered into an argument,” he said.
He said the argument esca


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Two killed in road mishap

Jammu: A woman and her daughter were killed on Monday when their car skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, officials said.
One more family member was seriously injured in the accident which took place near Khellani at around 5.30 pm, they said.
They said Shakeel Ahmad along with his wife Salma Begum and daughter Tanha were on their way to Khell


Monday, September 20, 2021Kunwarani Ritu Singh signs vital MOU with Raja Rani Travels Pvt. Ltd.

Jammu: In another first Kunwarani Ritu Singh, founding Chairperson of FICCI FLO Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh, signed a vital MOU with Raja Rani Travels Pvt. Ltd., a company based in Mumbai pioneering in tourism in India especially in Jammu & Kashmir.
FICCI FLO Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh will act as the “Principle Strategic Partners” for synergy projects by RRTPL and their sister concern M/s Globe Hoppe


Monday, September 20, 2021New action plan of NLM lays focus on ‘Entrepreneurship Development’: Navin

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 20: Principal Secretary, Animal/Sheep Husbandry& Fisheries Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary today held the UT level Executive Committee meeting of National Livestock Mission (NLM) here.
The meeting was held to approve the action plan for NLM for the year 2021-22. The action plan framed for the period laid emphasis on the development of entrepreneurship in the Livestock sec


Monday, September 20, 2021Advisor Baseer Khan reviews progress and functioning of JKEDI

Directs for advanced skill development and specialized training to boost entrepreneurship

Focus on women empowerment programmes
Base level survey to find potential of the district and identify the entrepreneurship ideas
SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 20: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today reviewed the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) at JKEDI Pampore.
During his visit to EDI, Advisor exhorted upon the officers to come up wi


Monday, September 20, 2021JKRLM to create over 35000 jobs in J&K under programme SAATH: Dr Sehrish

“SAATH” aims to impart skill in women SHGs & convert their small scale business into large scale enterprise
JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 20: “SAATH” a rural enterprise acceleration programme for SHG women of J&K was launched by Lt. Governor, Shri Manoj Sinha on 1st September 2021. SAATH, an initiative of Jammu Kashmir Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKRLM) aims to contribute towards economic empowerment, deve


Monday, September 20, 2021Union MoS Power visits Reasi

REASI, SEPTEMBER 20: Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries, Sh Krishan Pal Gurjar today visited district Reasi and took stock of various projects in the district. The visit comes as part of the Government's public outreach programme for J&K.
The Minister inspected the Salal power project wherein the officers gave a power-point presentation to him. He appreciated the activities


Monday, September 20, 2021Kangana Ranaut seeks transfer of defamation case, accuses Javed Akhtar of extortion

Jammu, September 20: Actor Kangana Ranaut appeared before Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Monday in the defamation proceedings filed against her by poet lyricist Javed Akhtar, days after the court said it would issue an arrest warrant against her if she doesn’t appear before it.

Ranaut’s lawyer, Rizwan Siddiqui, informed the court that she has filed a transfer application before the


Monday, September 20, 2021‘Vaccination is on…let govt take a call’: SC rejects plea seeking reopening of schools

Jammu, September 20: The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a petition seeking reopening of schools, which were shut down across the country due to the Covid-19 crisis, saying it is a complex issue that should be better left to be handled by the government.

“These issues are fraught with grave complexity. We don’t think we should enter here by judicial mandates,” said a bench of Justices D Y


Monday, September 20, 2021Retro tax to bad bank to telecom: Political call to bite economic bullet

Jammu, September 20: For a government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sensitive to charges of corporate favouritism, acquiring substantive shareholding in a private company is a leap of faith. Buried in the fine print of the telecom package was this provision that lets the government do exactly that.

Even in the United States, in the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008, emergency legisl


Monday, September 20, 2021RCB Playing XI: Hasaranga could make IPL debut

Jammu, September 20: Royal Challengers Bangalore have added depth for the second phase of the IPL. Yes, without Washington Sundar, they miss a spinner who can bowl in Powerplays, while Adam Zampa’s absence, too, could be a factor. But the franchise has brought in a smart replacement in Wanindu Hasaranga. George Garton was in excellent form in the Blast semifinal, both with bat and ball, playing f


Monday, September 20, 2021Cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s YouWeCan Foundation and Accenture add 50 Critical Care Beds to Government Medical College & Hospital in Srinagar

Srinagar, September 20, 2021: Under its #Mission1000Beds initiative, YouWeCan Foundation, run by international cricketing icon Yuvraj Singh, has set up 50 Critical Care Unit (CCU) beds at the Government Medical College & Hospital in Srinagar, in collaboration with Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Funds contributed by Accenture have also been used by YouWeCan Foundation to provide a range of medical equipme


Monday, September 20, 2021Family of four rendered homeless as houseboat sinks in Jhelum at Rajbagh

SRINAGAR: A family of four members was rendered homeless after their houseboat sank in the river Jhelum at Rajbagh Ghat late last night.

The owner of houseboat HB Delhi, Abdul Khaliq Guru said the houseboat sank all of a sudden last night and it has suffered extensive damage. He claimed that the houseboat has suffered damage of Rs 50 lakh approximately and appealed to the government to provide


Monday, September 20, 2021Govt transfers 3 JKAS officers

Jammu, September 20: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered the transfer of three JKAS officers in the interest of administration with immediate effect.

According to an order, Altaf Ahmad Khan (JKAS), Additional Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, has been transferred and posted as Additional District Development Commissioner, Kupwara, against an available vacancy. Dr Fayaz Ahmad Banday (


Monday, September 20, 2021Shooting in Russian university leaves 5 dead, more wounded

Moscow: A gunman opened fire in a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday morning, leaving five people dead and six wounded, according to Russia’s Investigative Committee.

The Health Ministry of the Perm region reported 14 people wounded. The different numbers couldn’t be immediately reconciled.

The unidentified perpetrator used a non-lethal gun, according to the Perm State Univers


Monday, September 20, 2021National COVID-19 vaccination crosses 81 crore mark; Recovery rate stands at 97.68 per cent

Jammu, September 20: India has crossed yet another milestone in the COVID vaccination drive with the total vaccination crossing the 81 crore mark today. Union Health Ministry has termed it as yet another achievement in its fight against COVID-19.
Over 30 thousand new COVID-19 cases were reported while around 39 thousand people recovered in the last 24 hours. 295 people lost their lives during th


Monday, September 20, 2021Will impose restrictions in areas which violate Covid SOPs: DC Srinagar

Conducted surprise inspection today, sealed many shops, business establishments in city

Jammu, September 20: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Muhammad Aijaz Asad Monday said that some areas in Srinagar continue to violate Covid SoPs and the administration will impose strict lockdown in these areas in a few days.

“Some areas are continuously violating Covid SoPs. We can’t make the entire district hostile for violations being done by a few areas. We are planning to impose a strict lock


Monday, September 20, 2021‘Brief spell of light rain’ may occur at isolated places in J&K for next 1 week: MeT

SRINAGAR: Weatherman on Monday said that “brief spell” of light rain may occur at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir during the next one week.

Director Meteorological department Sonam Lotus said that there will be mainly clear sky for the next week “but a brief spell of light rain may occur at isolated places.”

“There would be generally cloudy weather at most places with possibility of a


Monday, September 20, 2021Every rupee in my foundation awaiting its turn to save a life: Sonu Sood

Jammu, September 20: Every rupee in his foundation is awaiting its turn to be used to reach the needy and save precious lives, actor Sonu Sood said in a statement on Monday, days after the CBDT alleged that he and his associates evaded tax of Rs 20 crore.

Speaking out for the first time since multiples searches at his premises and those related to his associates last week, the 48-year-old acto


Monday, September 20, 2021Hindu family in Pak tortured, held hostage for fetching drinking water from mosque

Islamabad: Fetching drinking water from a mosque in Pakistan’s Punjab province landed a family of poor farmers from the minority Hindu community in trouble as some people tortured and held them hostage for violating the sanctity of their place of worship, a media report said on Monday.
Alam Ram Bheel, a resident of Punjab’s Rahimyar Khan city, was picking raw cotton along with his other family m


Monday, September 20, 2021India is becoming destination country for healthy food items: Narendra Singh Tomar

Jammu: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar says government has emphasized on re-introducing traditional food items including millet, other nutritious cereals, fruits and vegetables, fish, dairy and organic products in the diet of the people. He said, their production has been phenomenal in India in recent years and India is becoming a destination country for healthy food


Monday, September 20, 2021More than 79 crore 58 lakh COVID vaccine doses provided by centre to states, UTs so far

Jammu, September 20: The Union Government today said that more than 79 crore 58 lakh COVID vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far. The Health Ministry said that more than five crore 43 lakh unutilized vaccine doses are still available with the States, UTs and private hospitals to be administered. The Ministry said, more than 15 lakh doses are in the pipeline.



Monday, September 20, 2021Will continue to work with Punjab government for betterment of state’s people: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Charanjit Singh Channi on being sworn-in as Punjab chief minister, and said the Centre will continue to work with his government for the betterment of the people of the state.

Congress leader Channi was sworn in as chief minister of Punjab, making him the first Dalit to hold the top post in the state.

Modi tweeted, “Congratulat


Monday, September 20, 2021Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister, two deputies sworn in

Jammu, September 20: Three-time Congress MLA from Chamkaur Sahib, Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday was sworn in as 27th Chief Minister of Punjab in the presence of AICC leader Rahul Gandhi at Punjab Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh. Along with Channi, two MLAs — Sukhjinder Randhawa from Dera Baba Nanak and OP Soni from Amritsar Central — also took oath as Deputy CMs.

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit


Monday, September 20, 2021Apple App Store giving 20 percent bonus on funds added to Apple ID: Here’s how it works

Jammu, September 20: Apple is now offering a 20 percent bonus to Indian users adding funds directly to their Apple ID from the App Store. The added funds can thereby be used to purchase apps and games on the App Store and for subscribing to services such as Apple Music and Apple TV+.

The bonus will be applicable as soon as you add funds to your Apple ID. Users can also purchase additional iClo


Monday, September 20, 2021Aamir Khan praises Naga Chaitanya, reveals why he attended Love Story event: ‘Something I wanted to tell his parents, fans…’

Jammu, September 20: The pre-release event for Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi-starrer Love Story was held on Sunday in Hyderabad. Apart from the film’s leading cast, director Sekhar Kammula, producers Narayan Das K Narang, Suniel Narang, and Puskur Ram Mohan Rao were also present at the event, while superstars Aamir Khan, Chiranjeevi, and Telangana minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav graced the cere


Monday, September 20, 2021Four employees suspended for alleged embezzlement in five constructions in J&K's Poonch

Jammu, September 20: Authorities in Poonch district have placed four officials under suspension in connection with alleged misappropriation and embezzlement in at least five constructions in Halqa Panchayat Gursai Moori in Block Mendhar of the district.

Quoting an order issued by Assistant Commissioner Development Poonch, news agency GNS reported that an enquiry committee has also been constit


Monday, September 20, 2021Ex-MLC’s murder: Main accused arrested, pistol recovered: Police

Jammu: The Delhi Police has arrested a 61-year-old man in connection with the killing of National Conference leader Trilochan Singh Wazir whose highly-decomposed body was found at a flat in west Delhi's Moti Nagar area, officials said on Sunday.

Harmeet Singh, a property dealer by profession who was on the run, shot Wazir dead, they said, adding that he was nabbed from Jammu.

The highly-dec


Monday, September 20, 2021India logs 30,773 cases

New Delhi: With 30,773 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a single day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,34,48,163, while the active cases declined to 3,32,158, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll climbed to 4,44,838 with 309 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.99 per


Monday, September 20, 2021Infiltration bid foiled

Srinagar Alert troops on Sunday foiled a major infiltration bid in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, official sources said.
They said troops guarding Line of Control (LoC) noticed a group of militants entering into this side from POK at Angoori post in Uri sector in the wee hours under the cover of darkness.
However, when challenged infiltrators opened fire, they said adding tr


Sunday, September 19, 2021With 278% increase, PDD J&K now among top 3 in the country in growth in digital transactions

DISCOMS to move to full paperless billing

Principal Secretary Kansal reviews IT & Communication Services of PDD
SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Digital transactions in J&K PDD recorded an increase of 278.77%in the first quarter of the present year over the corresponding period last year. A total of 3.08 lakh digital transactions were recorded in July 2021 alone and a sum of Rs. 35.04 crores was collected via digital mode by the DISCOMS from the


Sunday, September 19, 2021Crime branch files chargesheet against two Budgam residents in ‘illegal land grabbing case’

Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir has said that it produced a chargesheet before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Budgam against two accused persons for illegally grabbing state land and selling it off to some other persons.

In a statement, issued to the news agency, a spokesperson said that the Crime Branch Kashmir produced chargesheet in case FIR No: 33/2017 U/S 420, 120-B, 201-RPC of


Sunday, September 19, 2021Mild tremor in Kutch, no casualty

KUTCH: A tremor of 3.1 magnitude hit Gujarat's Kutch district on Sunday, but there was report of any casualty or property loss, officials said.

The tremor was recorded at 8.38 am, with its epicentre 26 km North-North East (NNE) of Dudhai, at a depth of 9.3 km, the Gandhinagar-based Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said in its update.

There was no report of any casualty or damage


Sunday, September 19, 2021Sonia Gandhi to announce name of new CM

PUNJAB: The meeting of Congress Legislature Party which was to be held this morning at Chandigarh, has been cancelled. The incharge of party Affairs in Punjab Harish Rawat said, Congress National President Sonia Gandhi will announce the name of the new Chief Minister for Punjab.

The names taking rounds for the post of CM are AICC general secretary and Rajyasabha MP Ambika Soni, former State Co


Sunday, September 19, 2021Will support Centre's decision to form one civic body in Delhi: SDMC Mayor

New Delhi, Sep 19: Reacting to the long-standing demand of the MCD employees' unions to end the division of the three civic bodies in Delhi, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Mayor Mukesh Suryan has said that he will support the Central government's decision.

The unions of the three municipalities have been asking for the unification the three civic bodies -- the North Delhi Municipal


Sunday, September 19, 2021Couple injured in gas leakage fire in J&K's Pampore

Srinagar: A couple suffered severe burn injuries on Sunday due to a gas leakage fire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore town.

The police said cooking gas leakage caused a fire in the kitchen of Mehrajuddin Bhat in Pampore town.

“Bhat and his wife suffered burn injuries before the fire in their kitchen caused by cooking gas leakage could be put out.

“The couple has been shifted to hospital fo


Sunday, September 19, 2021Scuffle after cattle stray into cannabis cultivation in Lolab, six injured

Srinagar, Sep 19: At least six persons were injured, three of them critically, after two communities clashed in Lolab area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, reports said today.

They said that the scuffle took place after cattle strayed into a cannabis cultivation farm.

Quoting the family members, news agency reported that the incident took place in Forest Compartment number 40/41 in Nagm


Sunday, September 19, 2021Rotary Club of Jammu Midtown distributes sports items to prisons of District Jail

JAMMU: The Rotary Club of Jammu Midtown organised a project to present a goodwill gesture towards the prisoners at District Jail, Jammu.
The President of the Club, Rtn. Meenakshi Bhasin said, “The prisons pictured in the movies are completely different than what they actually are.”
The project successfully happened in the presence of the Superintendent of District Jail, Jammu, Saleem Beig.


Sunday, September 19, 2021Anguished at political events of last 5 months, Amarinder wrote to Sonia before quitting

Chandigarh, Sep 19: Hours before he formally submitted his resignation on Saturday to the Governor, Capt Amarinder Singh had written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, apprising her of his decision, while expressing anguish at the political events of the last about five months, which, he said, were clearly “not based on full understanding of the national imperatives of Punjab and its key concern


Sunday, September 19, 2021Ten-days long Ganesh festival conclude with dull note

Mumbai, Sep 19: The Ten-day long Ganesh Festival today Conclude with the immersion of lord Ganesh Idols in different parts of commercial capital of the country amid tight security arrangements for owing to terror threat and corona pandemic.

Big mandals in the city has started performing pooja as usual at 0800 hrs before proceeding for the immersion of Lord Ganesh Idol in the sea. But, due to t


Sunday, September 19, 2021Security forces apprehend former militant in Kishtwar

JAMMU: Security forces have arrested a former militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district, officials said.

On specific information received through reliable sources, a special team of security forces raided the suspected locations on Friday and arrested the former militant, they said.

The arrested person has been identified as Abdul Gani. He was wanted in a case registered at Marwah


Sunday, September 19, 2021Alert sounded as one case of chickenpox detects in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 19: An alert has been sounded and doctors are closely monitoring the situation after a case of chickenpox was detected in a school in south Kashmir district of Shopian.

Meanwhile, district administration has appealed to people not to panic as situation is completely under control.

Officials said on Sunday a team of doctors, paramedical staff and other health functionaries are


Sunday, September 19, 2021BGSBU organizes webinar on “Application of Cognitive Technologies in Industry 4.0” at Rajouri 

JAMMU: Department of Computer Sciences, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri organised Webinar on ‘Application of Cognitive Technologies in Industry 4.0’ on 18th September 2021. About 150 participants consisting of Faculty members, Scientists, Research Scholars and Students from various institutions across the country joined and actively participated in the event.Prof. Akbar Masood, Vice-C


Sunday, September 19, 2021Pakistan cricket has always moved forward after setbacks: Ramiz Raja

Lahore, Sep 19: New Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has emphasised that the country's cricket had gone through experiences similar to the one when the New Zealand team pulled out at the last minute but it had "always moved forward".

Raja posted a video on the PCB website after the New Zealand team pulled out hours before the start of the three-match One-day International serie


Sunday, September 19, 2021Delhi wakes up to clear sky on Sunday

New Delhi: Clear skies greeted Delhi, but the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the possibility of thunderstorms later in the day with the sky to remain partially cloudy for most of the day.

Maximum temperature for the day is predicted to rise up to 34 degree Celsius, said the IMD.

The maximum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 33.2 degree Celsius, one notch below nor


Sunday, September 19, 2021JK coming up as golfing capital of the country: Sarmad

Distributes prizes among winners on the conclusion of JK Open 2021

SRINAGAR: Secretary Tourism and Culture, Sarmad Hafeez said that J&K is fast coming up as a ‘golfing capital' of the country. These remarks were made by him as a chief guest on the concluding ceremony of the 4-day J&K Open 2021 golf tournament that began here on 15th of this month.

Sarmad said that golf courses of J&K are among best in the country. He claimed that these courses have been upgra


Sunday, September 19, 2021Prez Ramnath Kovind pays surprise visit to the Ridge, interacts with the people

Shimla, Sep 18: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday paid a surprise visit to the Ridge, Shimla and interacted with the people there.
President Kovind who arrived in a small carcade with little security went to the Ridge, Shimla.
He bought popcorn and conversed with the people and tourists present there. President Kovind while remembering his roots as a common man also visited a snacks shop.


Sunday, September 19, 2021Police arrest 7 drug peddlers, recover contraband in Baramulla

Baramulla: Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested seven drug peddlers and recovered heroin in this north Kashmir district.
A police spokesman said that continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 7 drug peddlers in Baramulla and recovered contraband substance from their possession.
He said police established a naka checkpoint at Nanak Bhawan in


Sunday, September 19, 2021PM holds meeting with officials, stresses on execution of ideas

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a marathon meeting with the secretaries of central government departments on Saturday and wondered why the bureaucrats, despite having vision for development, lacked in the execution, sources said.

The meeting which came months after a major reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers lasted more than four hours.

Many secretaries shared their vie


Sunday, September 19, 2021HC seeks explanation from then Div Com for non-compliance of orders

Jammu: Taking serious note over non- implementation of court orders, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court today sought explanation from then Divisional Commisisoner Jammu Sanjeev Verma to explain as to why he should not be punished for contempt of the orders passed by this Court.

This signficiant order has been passed Justice Dhiraj singh Thakur in a contempt petition filed by Sheela Devi & other.


Sunday, September 19, 2021Admin permits Srinagar colleges to resume in-person academics

Srinagar: The administration allowed all government and private colleges of Srinagar to function for in-person classes from September-18.

The Srinagar District Magistrate Mohammad Aijaz Asad in an order has said, “Keeping in view the various representations received by the district administration pertaining to reopening of colleges in district Srinagar and in view of the improved COVID-19 situ


Sunday, September 19, 2021460 youth from J&K, Ladakh join JAKLI regiment

Jammu: A total of 460 well-trained recruits on Saturday joined the army here as young soldiers after a successful attestation parade at Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) centre, a defence spokesperson said.
However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was conducted without the parents of the recruits following all the norms and advisors.
The attestation parade of recruit c


Sunday, September 19, 2021Army prepared to meet any challenge: Lt Gen Das

Jammu: The Army is fully prepared to meet any challenge, like the use of drones and social media, by adversaries to safeguard the country, Commandant of Chennai-based Officers Training Academy (OTA) Lieutenant General M K Das said on Saturday.
Lt Gen Das, who is also the colonel of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) regiment, said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is getting better with t


Sunday, September 19, 2021Punjab CM steps down

Chandigarh: Embattled Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh stepped down from his post on Saturday ahead of the meeting of party legislators in the faction-ridden state unit as the party high command decided to effect a change of guard in the border state ahead of assembly polls early next year.
The Chief Minister went to meet Governor Banwari Lal Purohit to hand over his resignation.


Sunday, September 19, 20214.3-magnitude tremor hit Gulmarg

JAMMU: An earthquake of 4.3-magnitude hit Gulmarg in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday morning.
According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the earthquake occurred at 10.14 am on Saturday. The origin of the earthquake was located 270 km north-northwest of Gulmarg.
“National Center for Seismology @NCS_Earthquake Earthquake of Magnitude:4.3, Occurred on 18-09-2021


Sunday, September 19, 2021Ex-ultra arrested

Jammu: Security forces have arrested a former militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district, officials said on Saturday.
On specific information received through reliable sources, a special team of security forces raided the suspected locations on Friday and arrested the former militant, they said.
The arrested person has been identified as Abdul Gani. He was wanted in a case registered at


Sunday, September 19, 2021Three cops transferred

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered transfers of three Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) in the interest of administration with immediate effect.
According to an order, Gurinderpal Singh, SSP Kulgam has been transferred and has been asked to report to the PHQ for awaiting further posting.
Dr GVSundeep Chakravarthy (IPS), SSP Kupwara has been transferred and post