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Saturday, July 20, 2019Directorate of Tourism organizes outreach programme for Amarnath Yatries

Jammu : Directorate of Tourism organized a special outreach programme to welcome Amarnath Yatries at Bhagwati Nagar Jammu.

On the occasion artists of Sangam Sangeet Kala Manch affiliated to Regional Outreach Bureau, Ministery of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, J&K region showcased their programme to enthrall the Amarnath pilgrims.

Renowned singer Kamal Kalotra and Rita Me


Saturday, July 20, 2019Book release function held at Pulwama

PULWAMA, JULY 20: District Cultural Society Pulwama in collaboration with J&K Handicapped Association orgainsed a book release function at Town hall Pulwama here today.
The book "Shiluk Saaz" written by Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq was released by Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Dr Syed Abid Rashid who was the Chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, DC praised the efforts of the writer f


Saturday, July 20, 2019Comprehensive youth benefit plan in Agriculture sector on anvil: Div Com

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: To provide more benefits to unemployed youth and also boost new techniques in Agriculture, Horticulture and other allied sectors, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed the concerned departments to prepare a comprehensive youth benefit plan.
Under the plan, the Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal & Sheep Husbandries and Fisheries departments have


Saturday, July 20, 2019Another batch of 456 Hajj pilgrims left for Saudi Arabia

BUDGAM, JULY 20: Seventeenth batch of Pilgrims consisting of 456 Hujaj Kiram, 251 male and 205 female today left for Saudi Arabia in three Spice Jet Flights from Srinagar International Airport.
The Hajj Pilgrims were seen off at airport by officials of District Administration Budgam, Hajj Committee Officers/Officials and other concerned.


Saturday, July 20, 2019Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019: 20,915 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: On the 20th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 20,915 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave.
The Yatra commenced from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes and is progressing smoothly. Till date, 2,59,889 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.


Saturday, July 20, 2019DLSA, J&K GPB organize awareness programme

JAMMU, JULY 20: District Legal Services Authority, Jammu in association with J&K State Gurudwara Prabandhak Board, Jammu, today conducted an awareness programme on the theme "Welcoming Back the twittering and chirping of the Birds, by reviving the age old culture/tradition of feeding the birds in saucers" under the supervision of Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Jammu, Naushad Ahmed


Saturday, July 20, 2019IGs CRPF meet Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: Sh. Ravideep Singh Sahi, Inspector General, CRPF and Sh. Rajesh Kumar, Inspector General (Operations) CRPF, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
They briefed Governor about their respective areas of responsibility and also extended an invitation for the 81st Raising Day celebrations of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on July 27, 2019 at Srinagar


Saturday, July 20, 2019Anti drug campaign by Excise department under CSR concludes

JAMMU, JULY 20: The Excise department organized valedictory function of its Anti-drug campaign “Nasha Chodo, Khel se Judo” at Badhori Ground, Bari Brahmna here yesterday.
Pertinently, the department under its drive against drug abuse organized a Youth outreach programme facilitating physical strength training program for youth of various panchayats of excise range Samba in collaboration with D


Saturday, July 20, 2019DC visits DH, enquires about health of cross firing victim

POONCH, JULY 20: Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, today visited District Hospital Poonch to enquire about the health of victim of cross-border firing.
Deputy Commissioner interacted with the injured person and their attendants and assured them that every possible help would be extended to them by the district administration.
He directed the hospital authorities to provide best medicare to the


Saturday, July 20, 2019DC Poonch reviews arrangements for Independence Day

POONCH, JULY 20: Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, today convened a meeting to review arrangements for the Independence Day celebrations 2019.
ADDC Mohammed Rashid Choudhary, ACD Abdul Qyoom, ASP Adil Hamid, CMO Mumtaz Bhatti, District Employment officer Rayees Iqbal, Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Horticulture Officer, DPO Mukhlis, BDO's, Executive Engineers of PWD, PHE and PDD, Distr


Saturday, July 20, 2019DDC Kishtwar flags off PM-SYM Mobile Van

KISHTWAR, JULY 20: In the ongoing spree of awareness generation under Pardhan Mantri Shram Yogi Man Dhan Yojana (PM-SYM), District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana, today flagged off PM-SYM awareness van from Dak Banglow Kishtwar.
Joint Director Employment, Kashmir Shahid Mahmood, AD/ALC Kishtwar Anoop Kumar, AEO Bounjwah Ampy Singh, DM CSCs Babar Rubani and Suman Kumar were among


Saturday, July 20, 2019DC Reasi felicitate division level finalist students

REASI, JULY 20: Deputy Commissioner Indu Kanwal Chib today met and felicitated finalists of a division level teaching aids competition, held at Jammu recently.
The DC appreciated the craft and creativity of these students from remote areas of the district and encouraged them to keep participating in co-curricular activities in future.
The students also presented local crafts to the DC.


Saturday, July 20, 2019Process of demarcation of Hokersar wetland area in Srinagar starts

Demarcation with complete report to be completed within one week: DC Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: The Srinagar administration has begun the process of peripheral demarcation of Hokersar wetland area falling within the jurisdiction of the Srinagar district.
This comes after demarcation of the Khushalsar lake and mapping of its encroachments which were completed after increased efforts during recent months.
Committee comprising eight members from different departments for


Saturday, July 20, 2019DC Reasi visits Sujandhar, conducts public grievances redress camps

REASI, JULY 20: District Development Commissioner Indu Kanwal Chib today conducted an extensive tour of Sujandhar area of block Bhomag and conducted public grievances redressal camps in various areas.
At Sujandhar, the DDC met various delegations and listened to their demands and issues.
At Mohali Talab, the DC convened a public grievances redressal camp wherein people from eight panchayats p


Saturday, July 20, 2019ADDC chairs DLMC meet of SHGs of Engineers, reviews registration under PM-SYM

UDHAMPUR, JULY 20-: Additional District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Ashok Kumar chaired District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) meet of Self Help Groups of Engineers scheme, here today.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dr Gurvinderjeet Singh, GM DIC, Suram Chand Sharma Assistant Commissioner Development, Neelam Khajuria and other district officers besides SEs and XEns of different wo


Saturday, July 20, 2019DC constitutes committee to verify registered/to be registered cases of ISSS/NSAP schemes

DODA, JULY 20: In order to ensure that the genuine beneficiaries are registered/to be registered under the ISSS/NSAP schemes, Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode, today constituted a committee.
The committee members included elected representatives of PRIs and MC's and Village level worker.
The TSW officer's are directed to provide the list of beneficiaries which shall be read out in the


Saturday, July 20, 2019Wildlife Department kick starts “Green J&K Drive” in Jammu On Van Mahotsav

JAMMU, JULY 20: Setting the ball rolling for monsoon plantation in Jammu region, the Department of Wildlife Protection kick started the ‘Green J&K Drive” from Nandi wildlife sanctuary, about 25 Km from Jammu on Jammu-Udhampur National Highway here today.
The school children, villagers, panches, sarpenches and Forests & Wildlife Officers besides field staff participated in the function at Ec


Saturday, July 20, 2019DDC holds public grievance redressal camp at Mughalmaidan

KISHTWAR, JULY 20: With an aim to take stock of ground situation of far-off areas and to redress the grievances of people at their door steps, District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana, convened a public grievance redressal camp at Block Mughalmaidan in the district.
ADDC Kishtwar, Mohd. Hanief Malik, ACD Kishtwar, Anil Kumar Chandail, DFO Marwah, Vijay Kumar, Tehsildar Mugalmaidan, B


Saturday, July 20, 2019DDC holds public grievances redresal camp at Banihal

RAMBAN, JULY 20: District Development Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today visited Banihal and conducted public grievances redressal camp to listen to grievances and problems of public for speedy disposal.
SDM, Zamir Rishu, Executive Engineer PMGSY, Tehsildar, BDOs, PRIs, MC members, prominent citizens and other concerned officers attended the camp.
During the camp, DDC reviewed the de


Saturday, July 20, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, JULY 20: In order to carry out various upgradation and repair works, the power supply to Chanderkot, Baglihar, Ramsoo and Banihal area fed from 220/132/33 KV Grid Station Ramban shall remain affected on July 21 from 10 am to 12.30 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Salehar and its adjoining areas fed from 33/11 KV Receiving Station Salehar emanating from 132/33 KV Grid Station Lalyana s


Saturday, July 20, 2019ADDC Kupwara Chairs Skill Development Meeting

KUPWARA, JULY 20: Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Kupwara, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, who is also the chairman of District Skill Development Committee (DSDC), convened a meeting here today to finalize the modalities/establishment of various skill development activities under BADP at identified locations/blocks.
It was informed in the meeting that Rs 50 lakh has been earmarked un


Saturday, July 20, 2019ACR Anantnag reviews progress of developmental projects of Sub Division Kokernag

ANANTNAG, JULY 20: Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Anantnag Syed Yasir today reviewed the progress of various developmental projects of Sub Division Kokernag in a meeting here at Dak Bungalow Kokernag.
The meeting was coordinated by SDM Kokernag Owais Mushtaq and attended by Tehsildars of Kokernag and Larnoo, Executive Engineer PMGSY Anantnag, AEEs of R&B, PHE & PDD, Officers of Agricul


Saturday, July 20, 2019DDC Budgam reviews status of Social Welfare schemes in district

Stresses on early registration of all genuine beneficiaries

BUDGAM, JULY 20: The District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar today chaired a meeting to review the status and progress of various centrally and state sponsored social welfare schemes under different categories belonging to economically and physically weaker sections and other privileged category.
Among others, the meeting was attended by ADC Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simn


Saturday, July 20, 2019DG Social Welfare reviews progress, implementation of schemes at Bla

BARAMULLA, JULY 20: Director General Social Welfare Department Kashmir Rukhsana Gani today convened a meeting of the officers of social welfare department and other concerned at Dak Bungalow Baramulla to review the progress besides implementation of various government sponsored schemes.
During the review, threadbare discussion was held on the functioning of social welfare offices, orphanages,


Saturday, July 20, 2019DDC chairs capacity building programme at Kupwara

KUPWARA, JULY 20: A day long training cum capacity building programme for Administrators, Panchayat Inspectors and secretary Panchayats of district Kupwara was held at town hall under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg.
On the occasion various speakers and instructors spoke on different topics including role and responsibilities of secretary panchayat


Saturday, July 20, 2019Portion of retrieved land to be hand-over to Panchayats for developing playfields: Div Com

Directs to prepare sports calendar on three tier system
SRINAGAR, JULY 20: The Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that the portion of retrieved land from encroachers will be handed over to Panchayats for the development of playfields.
The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while reviewing the youth engagement programme.
He directed Youth Services & Sports and Sports


Saturday, July 20, 2019Govt to develop Craft Market in Shehr-i-Khaas: Div Com

Directs for preparation of DPR within 20 days

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: To revive dying handicraft of the Kashmir, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that government will develop a craft market in Shehr-i-Khaas for the upliftment of artisans, which will eliminate middleman ship so that artisans will be able to directly sell their items to the locals and tourists also. The market will also provide a livelihood to the


Saturday, July 20, 2019Div Com reviews progress of CS schemes under power sector

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a Divisional Level Committee (DLC) meeting to review progress of Centrally Sponsored (CS) schemes of power sector viz- DDUGJY, IPDS, RGGVY-II, PMDP and SAUBHAGYA.
All Deputy Commissioners of the valley briefed the meeting regarding the progress and implementation of the PDD schemes in their respective district


Saturday, July 20, 2019Kansal reviews progress on externally funded infrastructure projects

170 ADB-funded projects costing Rs 3305 cr completed by JKERA; Rs 500 cr works under World Bank-funded JTFRP allotted in 6 months

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: Jammu & Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (JKERA) has completed 170 externally funded infrastructure projects in the State with a cumulative investment of Rs 3305 crore.
This information was given at a high-level meeting chaired by Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal here this morning to review the progress of externally fund


Saturday, July 20, 2019Advisor Kumar reviews development, security scenario in Doda

DODA, JULY 20: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar visited Doda to review the progress on major development projects besides taking stock of the security scenario in the district.
The Advisor convened a meeting with the district officers of various departments to review the project-wise status of all ongoing development projects.
DGP, Dilbag Singh, ADGP Law and Order Munir Khan, DDC Doda Dr Sa


Saturday, July 20, 2019Rajnath Singh dedicates Ujh bridge to Nation

KATHUA, JULY 20:- Ushering in a new revolution in the connectivity of roads and bridges in border areas, Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh today inaugurated the 1000 mtr long Ujh Bridge in Pandori village of Kathua district and dedicated it to the Nation.
The event was attended by Union Minister of State in PMO, Dr Jitender Singh, Chief of Army Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, Director General Border Roa


Saturday, July 20, 2019JK on-track to meet all Sustainable Development Goals: Rohella

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: The Department of Higher Education today organized a function at Amar Singh College Srinagar in connection with the launch of United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals wherein 54 colleges of Kashmir Division joined hands in promoting and localizing the global forum's inclusive development agenda.
The programme was held in collaboration with Gandhi Global Family, an Int


Saturday, July 20, 2019Secy Floriculture tours various public parks in Srinagar

Directs officials to submit proposals for various dev works; stresses on cleanliness of gardens, parks

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: Secretary Floriculture, Parks and Gardens, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad today conducted an extensive tour of various public parks here and took stock of ongoing works of these gardens.
Director Floriculture (Kashmir), Dr. Abdul Hafiz Shah; Executive Engineer, Floriculture; Assistant Executive Engineer, Floriculture; Floriculture Officer; Assistant Floriculture Officer and other concerne


Saturday, July 20, 2019Dr Samoon reviews progress on various developmental projects in Bandipora district

Stresses on exploring possibilities for generating more job avenues in tourism, agro-based industry

BANDIPORA, JULY 20: Principal Secretary, Transport, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon on Saturday chaired a meeting of officers to review the development activities in Bandipora district.
The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, Additional District Development Commissioner Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Additional Deputy Comm


Saturday, July 20, 2019Atal Duloo reviews status of developmental projects in Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JULY 20: Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education, Atal Duloo, who is also in-charge Secretary district Anantnag, today chaired a meeting of the officers and engineers of Anantnag here and took a detailed review of the developmental works, mega and languishing projects under execution in district Anantnag.
Atal Duloo directed the officers and engineers to speed up the pace


Saturday, July 20, 2019Public Grievances being redressed in time bound manner: Advisor Sharma

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today said that the government has ensured that the grievances projected by different sections of society are redressed in a time bound manner and requisite directions have also been passed to the different departments for ensuring that the pace of various flagship schemes is fast paced and people get benefited by these.
The Advisor wa


Saturday, July 20, 2019Financial institutions can act as bridge between startups and innovation ecosystems: Advisor Skandan

Inaugurates ‘Smart JK Hackathon’ at JKEDI

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: The Advisor to Governor K Skandan today urged financial institutions to give a thought for ‘positive policy’ to fund startups by associating them with innovation ecosystems to guide them in their early stages of business.
The Advisor stated this during a launch ceremony of ‘Smart JK Hackathon’—the first State-level Innovation Competition—at J&K Entrepreneurship Development


Saturday, July 20, 2019High-level committee on Dal Lake calls on Advisor Sharma

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: A high-level committee on Dal Conservation constituted by the High Court today called on the Advisor to the Governor K K Sharma and discussed in detail the remedial measures to be undertaken for conservation of Dal Lake.
The committee headed by E Sreeedaran also includes Nivideta Haran, MC Mehta and Mangu Singh as its members.
The meeting discussed the measures being taken


Saturday, July 20, 2019Peerzada Hussain meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: Sh. Peerzada Mansoor Hussain, former MLA, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Hussain apprised Governor about various issues of public importance of the Shangas constituency including augmentation of power and water supply, education and health facilities. He assured full support of the local people for the smooth conduct of Shri Amarnathji Yatra.


Saturday, July 20, 2019KTMF delegation calls on Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: A delegation of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation led by its President, Sh. Bashir Ahmad Rather, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation put forth various demands and concerns of the Trader’s community of Kashmir including waiving off power dues prior to 2012, rehabilitation of flood affected traders and special loan schemes for


Saturday, July 20, 2019Shehla Rashid meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: Ms. Shehla Rashid, General Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement (JKPM), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Ms. Rashid apprised Governor about various developmental matters and other issues of public importance including upgradation of health facilities, setting up of more National Testing Authority (NTA) examination centres in Jammu & Kashm


Saturday, July 20, 2019Hakeem Yaseen meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: Sh. Hakeem Yaseen, former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Yaseen apprised Governor about various developmental and other issues relating to Khansahib constituency. He also brought to Governor’s notice the tourism potential of areas like Dhoodhpathri and Tosa Maidan of Budgam District and shared his perspective for developing them as maj


Saturday, July 20, 2019Eye on youngsters as selectors & Kohli gear up to pick WI squad

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) After much hullabaloo, the selection of the Indian team for the West Indies tour will take place on Sunday afternoon in Mumbai and along with the five-wise men -- led by M.S.K. Prasad -- skipper Virat Kohli will also be physically present in the meeting. While there were reports trying to magnify Kohli's presence in the meeting as something extraordinary, the BCCI consti


Saturday, July 20, 2019Sindhu reaches Indonesia final with 21-19, 21-10 win over Chen

Jakarta, July 20 (IANS) PV Sindhu beat China's Chen Yu Fei 21-19, 21-10 to reach the final of the Indonesian Open in Jakarta on Saturday. She will now face Japanese fourth seed Akane Yamaguchi in the final on Sunday. Both players will be playing for their first ever Super 1000 title.

Sindhu had reached the semis after flattening Japanese number three seed Nozomi Okuhara 21-14, 21-7 while Chen


Saturday, July 20, 2019Neeraj, Vikas challenge Vijender after 'kid' comment

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Pugilists Neeraj Goyat and Vikas Krishan have challenged Vijender Singh for a fight in November after the star boxer called Neeraj a 'kid'.

After registering his 11th consecutive victory in the professional circuit by outsmarting American Mike Snider in New Jersey recently, Vijender had said that Pakistan-origin British pugilist Amir Khan has been playing with 'kids'


Saturday, July 20, 2019Dhoni ends mystery, takes 2-month sabbatical to join army regiment

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The mystery surrounding Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his future has been solved for now. The former India skipper has decided to take a two month break and serve his army regiment after a gruelling India Premier League season and the 2019 World Cup. It is no secret that Dhoni had already made himself unavailable for the tour of West Indies, but he has now informed the Board


Saturday, July 20, 2019Algeria top Senegal 1-0 to win 2nd Africa Cup of Nations title

Cairo, July 20 (IANS) Algeria captured their second Africa Cup of Nations title with a 1-0 victory over Senegal in Friday night's final, adding to the other championship they won in 1990.

The victory at Cairo International Stadium was Algeria's second over the Lions of Teranga in this year's edition of Africa's biennial soccer championship, the other one coming in the team's second match of th


Saturday, July 20, 2019Not fair to win the World Cup like that: Morgan

London, July 20 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan admitted that he is troubled with the way the 2019 World Cup ended. England and New Zealand played out a match that was tied twice -- first in regular play and then in the Super Over -- and Morgan's side won the title on the basis of their superior tally of boundaries in the match.

"I don't think it's fair to have a result like that when there


Saturday, July 20, 2019PKL captains geared up for seventh season

Hyderaad, July 20 (IANS) The second most costliest league in country after the Indian Premier League -- the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) -- is all set to kick-off its seventh season on Saturday.

On the eve of the opening match, all the twelve captains of the PKL came together to express their plans and strategies for the seventh season.

In an event where defending champions Bengaluru Bulls' ca


Saturday, July 20, 2019Cars24 shuts down outlets in Delhi, addressing 'anomalies'

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) As consumption slowdown and liquidity crunch hit the auto industry including the second-hand car market, Gurugram-based online used car marketplace Cars24 has reportedly shut down a dozen stores in the national capital, saying it is in the process of "addressing anomalies".

Cars24 said on Saturday it was in the process of addressing "anomalies observed with a few prop


Saturday, July 20, 2019Sitharaman on why she taxed super rich more

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the tax on the super rich is a small expectation from them to contribute a little more for the poor.

She was here to inaugurate the International Business Conference of Nagarathars organised by the Nagarathar Chamber of Commerce.

Sitharaman said not more than 5,000 people are there in the super rich category in the


Saturday, July 20, 2019Authorities to probe all aviation related safety incidents: Minister

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said that the authorities will investigate all aviation related safety incidents.

According to the Minister of State with independent charge for Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation, safety is of paramount concern and no compromise with safety related issues will be allowed "just because the sector is growing at a


Saturday, July 20, 2019Microsoft finds a partner in Telangana govt

Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) Microsoft has partnered with the Telangana government's Women Entrepreneurs Hub (WE Hub) aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs and technologists in the region.

This partnership will focus on designing and execution of learning activities and tools that will enable women to innovate and encourage girls to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and math (


Saturday, July 20, 2019No blanket crypto trading ban yet in India

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Despite banking restrictions put in place by the Reserve Bank of India, the country has not put any blanket ban on trading in cryptocurrencies yet, the government has clarified.

Responding to questions in the Rajya Sabha on whether the government has prohibited cryptocurrency in the country, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur this week s


Saturday, July 20, 2019US dollar rebounds amid economic data

New York, July 20 (IANS) The US dollar strengthened against its major rivals on Friday amid a slew of economic data.

In late New York trading, the euro fell to $1.1219 from $1.1266 in the previous session, and the British pound decreased to $1.2499 from $1.2538 in the previous session, Xinhua reported.

The Australian dollar decreased to $0.7043 from $0.7066.

The US dollar bought 107.77


Saturday, July 20, 2019US stocks trade mixed amid earnings

New York, July 20 (IANS) US stocks traded mixed on Friday as investors digested earnings reports of several Dow component companies.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 42.16 points, or 0.15 per cent, to 27,265.13. The S&P 500 was down 2.12 points, or 0.07 per cent, to 2,992.99, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 4.94 points, or 0.06 per cent, to 8,202.30.


Saturday, July 20, 2019Students protest at Nagarjuna's house over 'Big Boss' row

Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) A group of Osmania University students on Saturday staged protest at the residence of leading Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, demanding a ban on the Telugu version of the popular reality TV show "Bigg Boss" to be hosted by him.

Raising slogans against the actor, the protestors, who had questioned Nagarjuna's silence over the allegations made by two female contestants


Saturday, July 20, 2019Sheila Dikshit was suffering from heart ailments

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, 81, passed away at a private hospital here on Saturday. The former Delhi Chief Minister was suffering from heart ailments and had undergone surgeries several times.

She was brought to the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute around 10.30 a.m. after she suffered a cardiac arrest. A multi-disciplinary team of doctors, led by Ashok Seth,


Saturday, July 20, 2019Sheila's death end of a political era: Amarinder

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday mourned the demise of senior Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, terming it the passing away of a political era.

He said he was "shocked and aggrieved" at the sudden demise of Dikshit, "a rare gem of a human being besides being a dignified and graceful politician" whom he had personally kno


Saturday, July 20, 2019Three-time Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit dead, tributes pour in

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday at a private hospital here following cardiac arrest. She was 81.

According to the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Dikshit, who was Chief Minister for three consecutive terms (1998-2013), suffered cardiac arrest and was brought to the hospital on Saturday morning in a critica


Saturday, July 20, 2019President, PM condole Dikshit's death

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Kovind said she transformed the national capital in her tenure.

"Sad to hear of the passing of Sheila Dikshit, former Chief Minister of Delhi and a senior political figure. Her term in office was a period of momentous transformat


Saturday, July 20, 2019Kochi Metro only possible due to Sheila Dikshit: Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday said that had it not been for his then Delhi counterpart Sheila Dikshit, Kerala's landmark Kochi Metro would not have become a reality.

Mourning the death of the three-time Chief Minister, Chandy told IANS that after Delhi Metro came up and expanded during Dikshit's tenure (1998-2013), 'Metro Man' E. Sree


Saturday, July 20, 2019Monsoon gains strength, 3 fishermen missing at sea in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) With the monsoon getting stronger in Kerala, the Meteorological Department has issued red and orange alerts for a few districts until Monday. While a red alert has been issued in Kasargode district today, Kozhikode and Wayanad are expected to get more rains tomorrow.

Already, three fishermen have been reported missing at sea since Thursday morning. According


Saturday, July 20, 2019Priyanka ends dharna, to return to Delhi via Varanasi

Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), July 20 (IANS) "I am now leaving because my purpose of meeting the families of the victims has been fulfilled. But I will return very soon. I had come here on the instructions of my brother Rahul Gandhi."

This is what Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi told people and party workers before ending her 24-hour dharna here on Saturday. She would return to Delhi af


Saturday, July 20, 2019Sidhu's resignation accepted; Punjab CM holds Power portfolio

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday accepted state Power Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation.

The Chief Minister forwarded the one-line resignation to Governor V.P. Singh Badnore for formal acceptance, who too accepted it, an official spokesperson told IANS.

Within hours of the resignation letter being forwarded to him by the Chief Minister, th


Saturday, July 20, 2019No formalin traces in fish sold in Goa: Minister

Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Amid reports of the use of formaldehyde to preserve fish imported into Goa from other states, Health Minister Vishwaji Rane in a written reply tabled in the state Assembly has reiterated that the fish being sold in the state's markets is safe for human consumption.

Rane also said that 523 vehicles ferrying fish into Goa, from states including Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu,


Saturday, July 20, 201918 Indians aboard tanker seized by Iran; India trying to secure their release

New Delhi/Tehran, July 20 (IANS) Eighteen Indians, including the ship's captain, are among 23 crew members of a British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions in the Gulf. India said on Saturday it is in touch with Tehran for the release of the Indian sailors.

Iran on Friday seized the British-flagged Stena Impero, which has Indians, Russians, Latvia


Saturday, July 20, 2019Punjab CM protests against Priyanka's detention

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday protested against the undemocratic and unconstitutional detention of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra by the Uttar Pradesh administration.

Reacting to the government's attempt to stifle Priyanka's democratic right to meet the families of the victims of the Sonbhadra violence, the Punjab


Saturday, July 20, 2019Shah formulating 'effective policy' on Kashmiri Pandits' rehabilitation

New Delhi, July 20: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his team of senior officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) are formulating an "effective policy" for rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley. Highly-placed sources in the Home Ministry said that Amit Shah had chaired several meetings with the key officials of MHA's Kashmir Division in this connection, during the past one month


Saturday, July 20, 2019J&K child rights body to hold inquiry into death of twins at govt hospital

Srinagar, Jul 20: The Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights (J&KSCPWCR) has taken suo motu cognizance of reports about death of newborn twins at a government maternity hospital here last month and decided to hold a fact-finding inquiry.

The commission took notice of the media reports about the death of the twins due to alleged negligence of the doctors and o


Saturday, July 20, 2019Tobacco consumption declined by 2-3 pc in recent yrs in J-K: Govt

Srinagar, Jul 20: Consumption of tobacco products in Jammu and Kashmir has declined by at least two per cent in recent years, the state government has said.

The government also underscored the importance of implementing a total ban on use of tobacco and its allied products.

"As far as our state is concerned, the rate of consumption of cigarettes or any kind of tobacco has declined by two to


Saturday, July 20, 2019Husband-wife duo dead, four injured after cab rolls into gorge in Ramban

Jammu: A husband-wife duo was killed and four others injured after a cab rolled down into a gorge in Ukhral tehsil of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

Reports said a vehicle coming back from Shravadhar yatra in Pogal-Paristan met with an accident and rolled down into a gorge near Binjoni area of Senabatti in the district.

They said Surjeet Singh (50) and his wife Koshalia D


Saturday, July 20, 20196 pilgrims died in last 4 days, Amarnath Yatra toll reaches 22

Jammu: Six persons have died in the past four days during the ongoing pilgrimage to Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the death toll in this year's pilgrimage to 22, officials said on Saturday.

"Six pilgrims died due to various causes during their pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Shri Amarnathji," the officials said here.

Among the dead are 18 pilgrims, two 'sevad


Saturday, July 20, 2019Mehbooba dissolves PDP’s Political Affairs Committee

Srinagar, Jul 20: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday dissolved the party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC).

A PDP spokesperson said Ms Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday dissolved PDP’s PAC. “The PAC will be reconstituted in near future,” he said.

The decision comes days after PDP’s founding member Mohammed Khalil Bandh resigned from the party’s primary membership


Saturday, July 20, 2019ISRO wishes luck to 'Mission Mangal' team

Mumbai, July 20: Although the recently-launched trailer of "Mission Mangal" is seeing numerous hilarious memes on the internet, it has garnered praise from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The space reasearch organisation lauded the film as an effort to beautifully depict the emotions and passion that it invests in its missions.

"'Mission Mangal' trailer beautifully shows the


Saturday, July 20, 2019Amarnath yatra resumes from Baltal, continues on Pahalgam track

Srinagar, Jul 20 : The yatra to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas was resumed from shortest Baltal track after remaining suspended on Friday due to slippery conditions following rain.

The pilgrimage continued normally from the traditional Pahalgam track.

Meanwhile, a fresh batch of 4094 pilgrims on Saturday left for the Amarnath Cave Shrine amid "Bam Bam Bhole" chants and


Saturday, July 20, 2019Man found dead under suspicious circumstances in Anantnag

Srinagar, Jul 20: Body of a man was found under suspicious circumstances in health resort of Kokernag in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Saturday.

Official sources said that panic gripped Kokernag when some locals saw a dead body in Shivhad area on Saturday morning. ''The locals immediately informed the police,'' they said, adding a team was rushed to the area and the body was taken away


Saturday, July 20, 2019Civilian injured in Pakistan shelling on LoC

Jammu, July 20:A Panchayat member was injured on Saturday in Pakistan shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.

Zaffarullah Khan of Balnoi village was injured in Pakistan shelling on the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector, police said, adding that he has been hospitalised.

Pakistan Army on Saturday violated bilateral ceasefire on the LoC at three pl


Saturday, July 20, 2019Rajnath Singh pays tribute at Kargil War Memorial

Srinagar, July 20: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday paid tribute to the martyred soldiers at the Kargil War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir's Drass town on the 20th anniversary of the Kargil victory.

The Defence Minister arrived in Srinagar in the morning along with Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Prime Minister's Office), in a special plane. They were received by K. Vijay Ku


Saturday, July 20, 2019Ahead of Rajnath’s visit, Army chief reviews Op’l preparedness in Drass

SRINAGAR: A day before the arrival of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on a day-long tour of State, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday visited Drass sector and reviewed the operational preparedness of the armed forces.

In his second visit to Jammu and Kashmir after assuming charge as Defence Minister last month, Rajnath Singh will lay a wreath at the Kargil War Memorial in Dras on Saturday


Saturday, July 20, 2019Rains suspend Yatris’ mvmt from Baltal route, 6,114 pay obeisance

JAMMU: As many as 6,114 pilgrims paid obeisance at the Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva in south Kashmir Himalayas on Friday, even as the upward movement of pilgrims remained completely suspended from the Baltal route in Valley due to rain and slippery track conditions while continued from traditional Pahalgam route after a brief disruption this morning.

“On the 19th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 6,114 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 2,38,974 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave,” an official spokesman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board said.


Saturday, July 20, 2019After ICJ rap, Pak to grant consular access to Jadhav

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Acting on the International Court of Justice ruling, Pakistan has agreed to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav "according to Pakistani laws", the Pakistan Foreign Office said.
In a statement released post midnight, the Pakistan foreign office said it has informed Jadhav of his rights to consular access under the Vienna Convention.
However, the statement said that Pakistan will grant consular access to Jadhav "according to Pakistani laws".
"As a responsible state, Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbushan Jadhav according to Pakistani laws, for


Saturday, July 20, 2019SC seeks AG’s help in plea for Minority status for Hindus in J&K, 7 others states

JAMMU: Looking to make some strides on the long pending issue, the Supreme Court Friday sought assistance of Attorney General K K Venugopal in dealing with a plea seeking that minority communities be defined on the basis of state-wise population data instead of national data.
The court which was hearing a plea by a BJP leader challenging the validity of the Centre's 26-year-old notification declaring five communities -- Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis -- as minorities, and seeking minority status for Hindus in eight states, directed for supplying a copy of the petition to of


Saturday, July 20, 2019PDP leader’s PSO killed

Weapon snatching bids in Anantnag, Kulgam

SRINAGAR: Militants on Friday shot dead a personal security officer (PSO) of a PDP leader in Anantnag district, and snatched his service rifle, even as similar attempt was made in Kulgam district but was foiled.
The incident took place when Mufti Sajad, a PDP leader and a cousin of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, had gone to a mosque in Baba Mohalla area of Bijbehara to offer congregational prayers, a police official said.
The mosque was around 50 metres from Sajad's residence, according to police.
Reports said that militants fired upon the policeman namely Farooq Ahmad Reshi, a resi


Saturday, July 20, 2019Sub-classification of STs 11% quota challenged, HC issues notice to Govt

JAMMU: In a major development, the State High Court on Friday issued notices to Secretary Law, Secretary Social Welfare and J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), in plea challenging the Rule 13 of the J&K Reservation Rules which according to it unconstitutionally does sub classification within the ST category allegedly on communal grounds.
The said rule of the J&K Reservation Rules sub-classifies the quota of 11 percent reservation earmarked for Scheduled Tribes into three--9% for Muslim STs, 1% for Buddhist STs and 1% for nearly 7 Hindu STs.
“Constitution of India conte


Saturday, July 20, 2019ASI monuments in Leh favourite of 62% tourists, Jammu’s 2 destinations account for 15% footfall

JAMMU: Two of every three tourists who visit 69 centrally protected monuments in Jammu and Kashmir prefer Ladakh over Kashmir Valley and Jammu region, even as Ladakh makes up for more than 81% of the total revenue generated from these sites via the entry tickets.

While there may not be sufficient number of such monuments protected by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to grant Jammu region a


Saturday, July 20, 2019As MHRD stops funds, govt mulls to shift SSA schools in its buildings

JAMMU: Aiming to cover-up its failure, state government now mulls to shift schools operating in rented buildings under centrally sponsored scheme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) to government buildings as Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) refused the funds for payment of rent.

MHRD has refused to allocate funds for another consecutive year under the scheme citing poor performance of


Saturday, July 20, 2019E-buses flagged off in Sgr, Malik takes a ride

SRINAGAR: In a historic step toward a greener public transport, as many as 20 new Electric Buses of Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation in Srinagar were flagged off by Governor Satya Pal Malik and Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

These E-Buses will ply on different routes in the summer capital.

Ten such buses were earlier launc


Saturday, July 20, 2019Pakistan troops violate ceasefire on LoC in Poonch

Jammu, July 20: Pakistan Army on Saturday violated bilateral ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) at three places in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.

Pakistan ceasefire violation has come on a day when Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting the state.

Defence sources said Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked shelling with mortars and firing of small arms firs


Saturday, July 20, 2019Inquiry ordered after death of twin neonates in LD Hosp

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights (J&KSCPWCR) on Friday took suo-moto cognizance of mishandling of several cases in premier Lal Ded hospital including death of twin newborn babies and alleged harassment to the parents.

The Commission has also decided to hold an inquiry committee to find the facts.

The news came into limelight when the


Saturday, July 20, 2019Snake bite likely behind death of 2 infant siblings

JAMMU: Preliminary investigation conducted in the death of two infants in Rajouri after following routine immunisation at a Sub-Health center, had indicated that suspected snake bites could be the reason behind their tragic death.
However, the blood samples and skin samples collected from the dead bodies of the two sisters has been sent to Forensic Science Laboratory, Jammu for Chemical and Toxicological analysis.
As per reports, the two sisters, aged 5 months and 18 months had died following routine immunisation at Sub-center Barnada in Sunderbani the intervening night of 17th and 1


Saturday, July 20, 2019Addl flight for stranded Leh passengers

JAMMU: The Air India will operate on Saturday an additional flight to Leh for passengers stranded after cancellation of one of its flight from Jammu today.
The Air India authorities have asked all the passengers stranded following cancellation of Jammu to Leh flight AI 450 of 19 July, 2019 to report at Jammu Airport---July 20 at sharp 9 am, an official communiqué said.
The Air India is operating additional flight to Leh on Saturday. The flight AI 1449 will arrive from Leh to Jammu at 10:20 am and depart to Leh at 10:55 am, it said.


Saturday, July 20, 2019Two tourists of HR dead in road mishap

SRINAGAR: Two men on their way to Ladakh were killed Friday when their motorcycle was hit by a truck in Ganderbal district.
Bharat Bhushan, 27, and Gurlal Singh, 28, both residents of Haryana, were travelling on the motorcycle when they were hit by the truck coming from the opposite direction at Gund on the Srinagar-Leh Highway, a police official said.
While Bushan died on the spot, Singh was taken to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed, he said.
A case has been registered and investigation is underway, the official said.


Saturday, July 20, 201917 Inspectors shifted to ACB

JAMMU: The Police Headquarters (PHQ) today ordered transfer of seventeen Inspectors from different wings and posted them to Anti Corruption Bureau. Among these seventeen officers, five are those whose previous orders of transfers have been modified by the PHQ.
The transferred Inspectors include Champa Devi from Security, Jalal Din Fani from Traffic, Anzer Ahmed from Jammu zone, Sushil Kumar from Jammu zone, Ashwani Kumar from Jammu zone, Fateh-ud-Din Ahmed from Kashmir zone, Raza Wasim Ahmed from CID, Sheikh Inamuldin Assad from Kashmir zone, Mir Safdar Hussain from Kashmir zone, Ghulam Nabi


Saturday, July 20, 2019Vivek Kumar appointed as Pvt Secy to PM

NEW DELHI: Vivek Kumar, presently working as Director in the Prime Minister’s Office, was on Friday appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
'The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Mr Vivek Kumar, IFS officer of 2004 batch presently working as Director in the Prime Minister’s Office as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the post, on co-terminus basis or until further orders, whichever is earlier,' an official statement said.
The ACC also approved seven senior level appointm


Saturday, July 20, 2019Security forces launched CASO at Darpora Qasbayaar of Pulwama district.

Srinagar, July 20: Early morning CASO(Cordon and Search operation) underway at Darpora Qasbayaar of South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Satarday.

An officer said that Joint team of Army,Crpf and SOG of J&K Police Intensified Searches in village after they received input about presence of militants in the area.

Local sources told that search is going on in the area Amid tight Cordon and rein


Saturday, July 20, 2019Fire-service cop assaulted by unknown youths in Sopore

Sopore, July 20: A fire service department cop was Saturday morning assaulted by unknown youths in north Kashmir’s Sopore.

Reports said that the cop identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Gadoo of Chankhan Sopore was beaten ruthlessly while he tried to intercept three youths who were using abusing language over phone.

Mushtaq Ahmad as per reports asked them to leave the spot but in turn the trio att


Saturday, July 20, 2019Hangul numbers 'alarming', but not beyond redemption: Official

Srinagar: Hangul or the Indian elk found exclusively in the higher rises of the Kashmir Valley is said to be in the red zone. A senior wildlife warden who has spent over a decade looking after their population inside the Dachigam National Park on Friday said the overall scenario of the Hangul (Kashmiri stag) population is not as grim as it seemed in a cursory study of a recently published census


Friday, July 19, 2019JKMPCL demands release of pending payment for supplying milk

Srinagar: - July 19, 2019. JKMPCL, apex Dairy Cooperative organization of J&K, has demanded release of pending payment from Indian Army.

In a statement, JKMPCL said that under the prevailing circumstances, it is impressed upon by this organization as to how may we continue milk supplies to different Army stations if payments are kept on hold anymore.

As on 3rd of July 2019 District Admini


Friday, July 19, 2019Reliance Jio pips Airtel to become India's 2nd largest mobile operator in May: TRAI

New Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) Reliance Jio, the newest entrant in the telecom sector, has piped Bharti Airtel to become the second largest mobile operator with 32.29 crore subscribers and 27.80 per cent market share in May, according to regulator TRAI's data.
The move assumes significance as Reliance Jio stormed into the highly-competitive telecom sector in September 2016 with its


Friday, July 19, 2019Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019:6,114 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: On the 19th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 6,114 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 2,38,974 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.
Today, the upward movement of Yatris remained totally suspended from Baltal route due to rain and slippery track conditions


Friday, July 19, 2019MLC Randhawa meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: Sh. Vikram Randhawa, MLC, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Randhawa briefed Governor about various issues of public importance and requested for rehabilitation of families who will be dislocated due to expansion of Jammu airport and early release of CDF in favour of Legislators.
Governor assured the Legislator due consideration of his demands


Friday, July 19, 2019Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: Sh. Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Governor and Sh. Sawant discussed about the initiatives required for making Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) more competitive and the possible avenues for improving the industrial sector and generating employment in J&K.


Friday, July 19, 2019Governor, Union Minister flags off Electric Buses in Srinagar

Releases Coffee Table Book on Live Stock Breeding Policy

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: Governor Satya Pal Malik and Sh. Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, today flagged off new JKSRTC Electric Buses in Srinagar here at SKICC. A total of 20 E-Buses will ply on different routes in Srinagar.
Sh. Kewal Kumar Sharma and Sh. K Skandan-Advisors to Governor; Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Principal Secretary, Transport, Animal,


Friday, July 19, 2019 Div Com reviews arrangements for Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra 2019

JAMMU, JULY 19: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today reviewed the arrangements for annual Baba Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra 2019 her at a meeting.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, Director Tourism Jammu, Deepika Sharma, DIG, Vivek Gupta besides senior functionaries of concerned departments and members of religious organization and organising committ


Friday, July 19, 2019DDC Rajouri lays foundation stone GDC Koteranka

RAJOURI, JULY 19: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad today laid the foundation stone of Campus building of newly sanctioned Government Degree College, Koteranka.
Special Secretary, Higher Education, R.A Inqlabi, senior functionaries of executing agency JKPCC and other officers of district administration, besides, a large number of people of the adjoining areas, Sarpanchs,


Friday, July 19, 2019DH Kishtwar gets modern Dialysis Centre

KISHTWAR, JULY 19: A dialysis centre with all modern equipments for offering services to Reneal failure cases at affordable cost was inaugurated today, here at District Hospital
The centre established under the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis (PMND) Programme was inaugurated by the District Development Commissioner (DDC) Angrez Singh Rana.
The dialysis unit, equipped with 3 dialysis machine


Friday, July 19, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, JULY 19: In order to carry out various upgradation repair works, the power supply to Khanpur, Sheetli Bye Pass, MES and adjoining area fed from Sheetli feeder shall remain affected on July 20 from 10 am to 02 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Kishenpur, Kanyala Kathat, Jindrah Panjon and adjoining area fed from Jindrah feeder shall remain affected on July 20 from 10 am to 02 pm.


Friday, July 19, 2019Attention Leh Air India stranded passengers

JAMMU, JULY 19: The Air India authorities have asked all the passengers stranded following cancellation of Jammu to Leh flight AI 450 of 19 July, 2019 to report at Jammu Airport tomorrow (July 20) at sharp 0900 am.
As per a communiqué, Air India is operating additional flight to Leh tomorrow on (20 July2019). The flight AI 1449 will arrive from Leh to Jammu at 10:20 am and depart to Leh at 1


Friday, July 19, 2019FTC Jammu hosts farmers’ training at Udhampur village

UDHAMPUR, JULY 19: Farmers Training Centre, Jammu today organized one day Farmers Training Camp here at village Sundrani.
Over 50 farmers of the area participated in the programme organized on the directions of Director Agriculture Jammu P. S. Rathore.
Addressing the participants, Deputy Director Trainings, advised the farmers to diversify their activities such as Vegetable Cultivation, Mus


Friday, July 19, 2019DDC Rajouri inaugurates newly constructed GDC Budhal building

RAJOURI, JULY 19: The new campus building of Government Degree College Budhal on Friday presented a festive look as the jubilant students, staff and locals of the area gathered to be part of its inaugural function.
District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad in presence of Special Secretary to Government, Higher Education, M.R Inqualbi inaugurated the college building and dedicated


Friday, July 19, 2019LMD Samba recovers Rs 73500 fine from erring traders

SAMBA, JULY 19: Legal Metrology Department, Samba has recovered Rs seventy three thousand and five hundred fine from seven traders for violating the mandatory declarations on the pre-packed goods.
According to Assistant Controller Rajesh Heera during inspection of various hardware stores, provisional stores, sweet shops, ration depots etc at Samba, Bari Brahmana and adjoining areas, it was obser


Friday, July 19, 2019I-Day arrangements reviewed at Samba

SAMBA, JULY 19: The arrangements for smooth and enthusiastic celebrations of the Independence Day were reviewed here at a meeting of the District and Sector Officers chaired by District Development Commissioner Sushma Chauhan.
Additional District Development Commissioner Arvind Kotwal, Additional Deputy Commissioner Vikas Gupta, PO ICDS Jyoti Rani Salathia, Assistant Commissioner Development


Friday, July 19, 20195 new model residential schools to come up for ST students

Secy Tribal Affairs reviews status; Also takes stock of progress on Tribal Research Institute Khimber

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: Secretary, Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs, Abdul Majid Bhat, today convened a meeting to review the status of five newly sanctioned Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) for Scheduled Tribe students.
The meeting was attended by General Manager JKPCC Kushal Chand, Chief Engineer, R&B, Sami Arif Yasri, officials from J&K Housing Board, Tribal Affairs and other concerned.


Friday, July 19, 2019Div Com reviews progress on construction of bunkers

JAMMU, JULY 19: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today directed Deputy Commissioners of border districts to take strict action against the engineers showing poor performance in the construction of Bunkers on the border.
The Div Com was chairing a meeting with Deputy Commissioners of border districts to review the progress on construction of bunkers along international border and LoC.


Friday, July 19, 2019Sindhu beats Okuhara 21-14, 21-7, storms into Indonesia semis

Jakarta, July 19 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu beat world no. 2 Nozomi Okuhara 21-14, 21-7 to storm into the semi-final of the Indonesia Open on Friday. The match lasted just 41 minutes, making it the fastest victory for the no.5 ranked Indian over her Japanese rival.

Sindhu will now face world no.3 Chen Yufei in the semi-final on Saturday. The Chinese had beaten US' Beiwen Zhang 21-14, 17-21, 21-16. Sin


Friday, July 19, 2019Prithu Gupta becomes India's 64th Grandmaster

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prithu Gupta became India's 64th Grandmaster on Friday after he crossed the Elo threshold of 2500 points by beating IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019.

"And we are complete. 64 th GM!! Welcome our newest GM Prithu Gupta," legendary Viswanathan Anand tweeted.

"Thank you Anand sir .. You have always been the biggest inspiration," repl


Friday, July 19, 2019Manika Batra withdraws from individual events of Commonwealth TT Championships

Cuttack, July 19 (IANS) Star Indian paddler Manika Batra has withdrawn from all individual events of the ongoing Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships citing ill health. The 24-year-old, alongwith Sharath Kamal led the Indian contingent in the tournament, and a redraw of the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles will be required because of her withdrawal.

Batra was the top seed


Friday, July 19, 2019Rijiju launches AIFF Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, along with Kushal Das, General Secretary of AIFF, launched the AIFF Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20 on the sidelines of the Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad.

The launch also marked the renaming of the 'AIFF Baby Leagues' to 'AIFF Golden Baby Leagues', with emphasis being laid for ages under 6 to under 12 both for girls and boy


Friday, July 19, 2019Sachin, Donald & Fitzpatrick inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

London, July 19 (IANS) Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, alongside retired South Africa pacer Allan Donald and former Australia woman fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

Tendulkar, who retired in November 2013, tallied 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs, both of which remain records. He is the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Crick


Friday, July 19, 2019Zimbabwe Cricket suspension: Raza, Taylor express disappointment

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The decision of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to suspend Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has left many cricketers from the country disappointed.

At the ICC annual conference which concluded on Thursday in London, a unanimous decision was made after they felt that Zimbabwe Cricket had not been able to provide a process for conducting free and democratic elections.



Friday, July 19, 2019Melbourne's Formula 1 event contract extended till 2025

Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Melbourne will host the Formula 1 Grand Prix until at least 2025, officials on Friday revealed, announcing a two-year extension for racing at the city's iconic Albert Park circuit.

Following the success of local driver Daniel Ricciardo, the sport has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in Australia, helping to ease concerns regarding the event's significant price tag.


Friday, July 19, 2019'Limited' DRS to be used in Ranji knockout matches

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided that the knockout matches in the Ranji Trophy tournament from this season onwards will see the usage of "limited" DRS.

The limited DRS version will not comprise Hawk-Eye and UltraEdge, which are the two key elements of the system used in international cricket.

Last year, poor umpiring marred the Ranji Trophy


Friday, July 19, 2019Kiwi heart-breaker Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year

Wellington, July 19 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who broke millions of Kiwi hearts in the recently concluded World Cup, has been nominated for the 'New Zealander of the Year' Award.

Stokes played a match-winning knock of 84 in the July 14 final at Lord's which allowed England to tie New Zealand's score of 241-8 and he then helped the home team prevail after a tie-breaking Super Over


Friday, July 19, 2019Cairn Oil & Gas partners with digital startups

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Cairn Oil & Gas on Friday signed agreements with five startups to explore and use digital technologies in the oil gas exploration sector.

The oil and gas exploration major signed five Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Probotiq Solutions Pvt Ltd, Detect Technologies, Simulanis Solutions Pvt Ltd, Usnatek and Incedo Technology Solutions Ltd to pursue projects in the a


Friday, July 19, 2019IndiGo's Q1 net profit rises to Rs 1,203 cr

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) InterGlobe Aviation Ltd-owned India's biggest airline by market share, IndiGo, on Friday posted its highest ever quarterly net profit at Rs 1,203 crore for the first-quarter of 2019-20.

Accordingly, the company's profit grew to Rs 1,203.1 crore from Rs 27.8 crore in the year-ago quarter.

"Strong passenger revenues along with a sharp improvement in cargo performance we


Friday, July 19, 2019Ford recalls 22,690 previous-generation Endeavour vehicles

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Automobile major Ford India on Friday said it has voluntarily recalled 22,690 previous-generation Endeavour vehicles to inspect front airbag inflators.

According to the company, the 22,690 previous-generation Endeavour vehicles were manufactured at the company's Chennai plant between February 2004 and September 2014.

"The company is also carrying an inspection of B


Friday, July 19, 2019Narayana Murthy awarded honorary doctorate by London varsity

London, July 19 (IANS) Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy on Friday was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by Royal Holloway, University of London, for his outstanding contribution to the field of Computer Science and the role model he represents in India and on the global stage.

Murthy was awarded at a summer graduation ceremony at the university's campus in Surr


Friday, July 19, 2019India down 3 places in mobile, broadband speed: Report

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India's ranking in terms of mobile internet and fixed broadband speed declined by three places in June to 74th and 126th positions respectively, a report by Ookla said on Friday.

As per the report, there has been a slight decline since the previous month as the current average download speeds in India for mobile internet and fixed broadband are 10.87 Mbps and 29.06 Mb


Friday, July 19, 2019Budget's message to investors rather regressive: Porinju Veliyath

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) The government's Budget 2019-20 lays out a long-term vision but the message it gives to the larger investment community is rather regressive, veteran investor Porinju Veliyath has said.

In a letter written to the investor community on Thursday, Veliyath, who runs a portfolio management service, said several measures taken by the present government had hit the economy and


Friday, July 19, 2019India-Nepal oil pipeline to open next month

Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) The Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline project will start commercial operation by August following virtual inauguration of the Nepal-India bilateral project by executive heads of the two countries, the Himalayan Times reported on Friday.

According to the report, Nepal will officially start fuel trade with India via the pipeline after its virtual launch by Prime Minister


Friday, July 19, 2019Pakistan lost over Rs 8 billion due to airspace closure

Karachi, July 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suffered a loss of Rs 8.5 billion because of airspace restrictions since February, according to Pakistani media reports.

"It's a huge loss for our overall (aviation) industry," Pakistan Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said on Thursday.

"But this restriction hit India harder than Pakistan. The loss of India


Friday, July 19, 2019Microsoft logs $33.7 bn revenue in Q4, new fiscal year record

San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Driven by growth in its Cloud and Surface laptop segments, Microsoft has posted revenue of $33.7 billion and net income of $13.2 billion for its fourth quarter that ended on June 30.

For its entire fiscal year 2019, Microsoft reported revenue of $125.8 billion which increased 14 per cent and $39.2 billion net income - setting a new record fiscal year for the compa


Friday, July 19, 2019Karnataka CM moves SC, says Governor interfering

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking clarification on its July 17 order which permitted 15 rebel MLAs to opt out of the House and said the Governor was interfering in the conduct of the trust vote.

Kumaraswamy contended that as a consequence of the apex court's interfering with the 10th Schedule of the Constitution, the G


Friday, July 19, 2019Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital

Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains -- Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh -- for the convenience of the people in Odisha's Kalahandi.

In a letter released to the media on Friday, Pradhan sought the personal intervention of Goyal into the demands of the people o


Friday, July 19, 201910 years jail for Scarlett Keeling killer

Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Fifteen-year-old Scarlett Keeling was found dead with bruises on her body on a famous Goa beach on February 18, 2008. D'Souza and Placido Carvalho were accused of leaving her to die after drugging and sexually abusing her following a Valentine's Day party.

The Bombay High Court in Goa on Friday, more than a decade later, convicted Samson D'Souza to 10 years of rigorous i


Friday, July 19, 2019AYUSH hospital Doda to restarts functioning

DODA, JULY 19: To provide the benefits of Ayush medicare to the people, Deputy Commissioner Dr Sagar D Doifode today ordered resumption of the functioning of the Ayush Hospital within the vicinity of Doda city.
As per an order, the DC has allotted a three room residential government quarter, adjoining to additional block of DDC office to ADMO, ISM Doda, for restarting the Ayush hospital/dispen


Friday, July 19, 2019DDC takes stock of development activities in Rajouri town

RAJOURI, JULY 19: District Development Commissioner, Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad today conducted an extensive tour of the Rajouri town to take stock of ongoing developmental activities.
The District Development Commissioner inspected major works including the development of park, Bus Stand, blacktopping of roads and construction of drainage system in Bella colony and adjoining areas.


Friday, July 19, 2019Jal Shakti Abhiyan: DC Kargil convenes meeting with Central team

KARGIL, JULY 19: - Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary today convened a meeting with the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) team from Union Government which is on visit of Kargil in connection with the implementation of the mission-mode water conservation campaign in the district.
The team led by the Deputy Director General Department of Telecommunication, Union Ministry o


Friday, July 19, 2019DC reviews progress on Shahpur Kandi, Ujh Multipurpose projects

KATHUA, JULY 19: - The status of Shahpur Kandi and Ujh Multipurpose projects, besides physical and financial progress under BADP was reviewed by the Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer today, here at a meeting of the concerned agencies.
Terming Shahpur Kandi and Ujh Multipurpose projects as flagship projects with potential of becoming game changer for Kathua district, the DC stressed on r


Friday, July 19, 2019DC Doda flags off Hajj pilgrims

DODA, JULY 19: Deputy Commissioner Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode flagged off 2nd batch of 61 Hajj pilgrims, here today.
ADDC Doda Imam Din, SSP Doda Shabir Ahmed Malik, ACR Doda Kaiser Ahmed Bhawani, team of civil and police officers, besides a large number of people were present to see off the pilgrims.
Interacting with the pilgrims, the DC congratulated them for getting the opportunity to perfor


Friday, July 19, 2019Div Com Jammu reviews developmental scenario of district Ramban

Inspects Railway project, Yatra arrangements

RAMBAN, JULY 19: Divisional Commissioner (Div Com), Jammu, Sanjeev Verma chaired a high level meeting at Ramban to review the progress of ongoing railway and NH-44 Four Laning projects besides the arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra.
Deputy Commissioner (DC), Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, ADDC Nawab Din, ADC, Dr. Basharat Hussain, Chief Engineer of Railway, ACR, ACD, SDMs, CPO, represent


Friday, July 19, 2019Navin Choudhary reviews functioning of Tourism Department

JAMMU, JULY 19: Principal Secretary, Tourism & Industries, Navin Kumar Choudhary today reviewed the functioning of Tourism Department, Jammu here today.
He enquired about various infrastructure development projects in Jammu Province taken up under different schemes viz. PMDP, CAPEX & State Plan.
Principal Secretary Tourism enquired about the measures being taken by the Department for increasi


Friday, July 19, 2019Another batch of 457 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

BUDGAM, JULY 19: Sixteenth batch of pilgrims consisting of 457 Hujaj Kiram, 247 male and 209 female and an infant left today for Saudi Arabia in three Spice Jet Flights from Srinagar International Airport.
The pilgrims were seen off at airport by District Administration Budgam, Hajj Committee Officers/Officials and other concerned.


Friday, July 19, 2019Secy RDD reviews RDD projects in Kashmir, Ladakh Division

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda today chaired a meeting to review the progress and implementation of programmes of RDD and Panchayati Raj.
The meeting was attended by Director Rural Development, Kashmir, Qazi Sarwar, Director Panchayats, Muhammad Nazir Sheikh, Chief Operating Officer, Himayat, Kapil Sharma, Mission Director, Umeed,


Friday, July 19, 2019Disposal of grievances during Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June 2018 – 19 July 2019, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 78784 complaints/grievances of which 78204 have been dealt with / forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 580 complaints / grievances are under process.
Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all Advisors t


Friday, July 19, 2019Chairperson SCPWCR visits Markazi Falah-i-Itfal at Shalimar

Takes stock of facilities available to inmates

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: Chairperson J&K State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights (JKSCPWCR) Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi paid a visit to boys and girls Markazi Falah-i-Itfal (Bal Ashrams) at Shalimar, Srinagar.
During the visit, the Chairperson held an interaction with the inmates of the Bal Ashrams and took stock of the facilities being provided to them. She also enquired about the nee


Friday, July 19, 2019Two percent decline in tobacco consumption in JK: Atal Dullo

Attends sensitization workshop under National Tobacco Control Programme

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today said tobacco consumption has become the world’s leading single agent of death even though it is preventable. He said that consumption of tobacco in our society is not a traditional practice rather it is an addiction.
“As far as our State is concerned the rate of consumption of cigarettes or any kind of


Friday, July 19, 2019DDC Kulgam visits Distt library

KULGAM, JULY 19: DDC Kulgam Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today visited District Library Kulgam where he inspected various sections of the library and took stock of the facilities being provided to book readers.
During his visit DDC was briefed by the concerned about the availability of books and other study material available in the library.
The concerned informed the DDC that a total number of 18000


Friday, July 19, 2019DDC Bandipora reviews ID arrangements

BANDIPORA, JULY 19: District Development Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza Friday reviewed the arrangements for upcoming Independence Day function here at a meeting of line departments.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reyaz Ahmad Beigh, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tajamul, District Heads of various de


Friday, July 19, 2019DC Kupwara visits Awoora, Zirhama

Reviews Urs Arrangements

KUPWARA, JULY 19: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg, along with Additional Deputy Commissioner, Farooq Ahmad Baba today made a visit of Ziyarat Sharif Darbar Aliya Younsiya Awoora and Ziyarat Sharif Darbar Mian Rajwali Sahib Zirhama, to review the arrangements made by the district administration for the smooth celebration of annual Urs at both the places scheduled from 15th to 21th Ju


Friday, July 19, 2019DDC reviews implementation of PM-Kisan in Baramulla

Rs 13.94 Cr disbursed among farmers under the scheme

BARAMULLA, JULY 19: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo today chaired a meeting here to review the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme in Baramulla district.
Chief Agriculture Officer Baramulla informed the meeting that about Rs 13.94 crore have been disbursed among Small and Marginal Farmers who are owning cultivable land upto 2 hec


Friday, July 19, 2019DPL Handwara gets J&K Bank ATM

Srinagar, Jul 19: Adding one more Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to its network of alternate delivery channels, J&K Bank on Thursday commissioned an ATM in District Police Lines (DPL) complex at Tutigund, Handwara.
The Bank’s Zonal Head Kashmir (North), Karanjit Singh inaugurated the ATM jointly withDeputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) DPL Tutigund, Farooq Ahmad Wani in presence of the ban


Friday, July 19, 2019New sports policy to come up in Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) A new sports policy will be introduced in Odisha soon, said state Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera on Friday.

"A new sports policy would be introduced soon in the state. It's in the draft stage and formulated in line with the national sports policy," Behera told the state Assembly.

The minister was replying to a question of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Bhupinder S


Friday, July 19, 2019Women hold themselves back at work: Survey

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) While most young Indian women feel that women can pursue careers that were not previously available to them, only half are actually able to pursue a career of their choice, a new survey has revealed.

The research study by skincare brand Ponds, conducted on 1,000 women aged between 18 and 35 and living across India's metro areas, showed the glaring gap between percepti


Friday, July 19, 2019Ahead of Maharashtra polls, Aditya Thackeray hits the road to 'thank' voters

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Yuva Sena leader Aditya Thackeray has done what no other Thackeray did before him - hit the road in a grueling 4,000 km long 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections.

The official aim is to "thank" the voters for the support given to the party candidates in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections besides projecting him as the party's nex-gen leader.


Friday, July 19, 2019Rohit Shekhar death: Court to consider charge sheet on Saturday

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A Delhi Court will on Saturday take cognisance of the charge sheet filed in the case related to the death of late Congress leader Narayan Datt Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar Tiwari.

Rohit Shekhar's wife Apoorva Shukla has been charged with killing her husband by allegedly smothering and strangulating him following an argument at their South Delhi residence in April this y


Friday, July 19, 2019Bihar cops seek RSS details: Giriraj slams Nitish, Sushil

Patna, July 19 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Friday attacked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi for the issuing of a letter from the Bihar Police Special Branch directing the gathering of information on the state functionaries of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its 18 affiliates.

"Sushil Modi and Nitish Kumar should explain as to how without their permiss


Friday, July 19, 2019Lok Sabha passes Protection of Human Rights Bill

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS A Bill to protect the rights of "right people", including vulnerable, farmers and financially backward persons, was on Friday passed in the Lok Sabha with voice vote.

The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 provides amendment to the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 so that "terrorists" and "rapists" could not be protected.

Moving the Bill in the Lo


Friday, July 19, 2019Priyanka-Yogi battle looms over Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) What the Congress could not do during the Lok Sabha elections, Priyanka Gandhi has done now -- she has pitted herself against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the Sonebhadra carnage issue.

With the Congress now ready to throw its weight behind Priyanka, Uttar Pradesh is set for a 'Priyanka versus Yogi' battle which is likely to continue much after the Son


Friday, July 19, 2019Crucial files from Sidhu's previous department go missing

Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) In a major goof-up, crucial government files, including one pertaining to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in a case of Rs 1,144-crore Ludhiana City Centre scam, have gone missing from the previous department of Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

The other missing files of the Local Government Department included unauthorised construction on an agricultural la


Friday, July 19, 2019Don't do marketing of West Bengal: LS Speaker

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday asked a Trinamool Congress MP not to do "marketing" of the West Bengal government when the latter countered the Centre's allegation that the state was not joining the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

Birla's remark came during Question Hour when Trinamool's Sudip Bandyopadhyay said the West Bengal government had introduced a scheme called "


Friday, July 19, 2019Forces launch CASO in Anantnag village

Srinagar, July 19: Security forces on Friday morning launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Seer Hamdan area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Reports said that a joint team of army, Special Operations Group (SOG) of Police and CRPF has launched the operation in Seer Hamdan area.

They said the CASO was launched in the village following inputs about the presence of militants.


Friday, July 19, 2019Two Haryana youths killed in road accident in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 19: Two youths from Haryana were killed in a road accident in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal on Friday morning, official sources said.

They said a motorcyclist was killed and his pillion mate critically injured when their motorcycle collided with a truck at Rayil Gund, Kangan. The injured was immediately rushed to hospital, where he also died.

The deceased were identifi


Friday, July 19, 2019Rasana gang-rape & murder || Will deliver justice: P&H HC; issues notices to J&K, 6 convicts, acquitted

Rasana gang-rape & murder Will deliver justice: P&H HC; issues notices to J&K, 6 convicts, acquitted

JAMMU: In a significant statement, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday said that it will hear on priority the petitions of the victim's family and the six convicts in the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Rasana village in Kathua, even as it issued notices to Jammu and Kashmir government and all the six convicts on the plea seeking enhanced punishment, besides to one a


Friday, July 19, 2019ICJ verdict on Jadhav India seeks urgent consular access; Imran says shall proceed as per law

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Maintaining that ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav is a complete vindication of its stand, India Thursday sought from Islamabad immediate consular access to its national as Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan contended that his government shall proceed in the matter as per law.

Making a statement in both Houses of Parliament, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also asser


Friday, July 19, 2019Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to arrive tomorrow

JAMMU: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is arriving a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir on July 20, during which he will pay tributes at the Kargil war memorial at Drass and inaugurate two bridge projects in Jammu.

Singh will visit all three regions of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh during the visit and review the security situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Valley and the Line of Actu


Friday, July 19, 2019Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Govt yet to formulate implementation plan

JAMMU: The state government is yet to formulate implementation plan for Centre government’s water conservation campaign-- Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA), which aims to provide drinking water to every household of state on priority and in a sustainable manner.

The state government’s machinery has just begun the exercise to workout modalities for executing JSA while other neighboring states like has s


Friday, July 19, 2019Finally, Centre releases Rs 227 Cr funds for JMC under 14th FC

JAMMU: Finally, after a long delay and repeated reminders by the state government, the Government of India (GoI) has released whopping Rs 227 crore funds for Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) to undertake development works pending under the 14th Finance Commission since long.

“This was informed today in the General House meeting of the Jammu Municipal Corporation by Mayor, Chander Mohan Gupta


Friday, July 19, 2019IPS among 3 ACB officers reshuffled

JAMMU: The State government on Thursday transferred and posted three officers in Anti Corruption Bureau.

As per the order issued by Anand Jain, Director ACB, SP Sandeep Gupta (IPS) has been posted as AIG(Policy), ACB J&K in place of SSP Javid lqbal Matoo who is under orders of repatriation to the Home Department.

However, since Sandeep Gupta is among the 20 officers of ACB going for 10-day


Friday, July 19, 2019Advisor Farooq foregoes security cover in 11 districts

SRINAGAR: Two days after assuming charge as the fifth Advisor to Governor Satya Pal Malik, retired IPS officer Farooq Khan became the first among the lot to forego his security cover, at least in half of the Jammu and Kashmir’s 22 districts.

Khan, a former top cop, asked police on Thursday to withdraw his security convoy during his movement within the state in Jammu region and also in summer c


Friday, July 19, 2019Omar asks cadre to gear up for LA polls

SRINAGAR: National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked the party cadre to enhance interaction with general public in view of upcoming Assembly elections.

Omar who presided over a Provincial committee meet of Kashmir province at party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar today, applauded the party functionaries for conducting segment-wise conventions across the province.


Friday, July 19, 2019HC directives on Kashmir traffic scene

JAMMU: Expressing concern over the poor traffic scenario in the state especially in Kashmir Valley, the State High Court today issued an array of directives to concerned authorities including exploring the feasibility of CNG/LPG stations.

The division bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rahsid Ali Dar directed Indian Oil Corporation, and


Friday, July 19, 2019Central deputation must for promotions of IAS: Jitendra

NEW DELHI: Union Minister In-Charge DoPT (Department of Personnel & Training), Dr Jitendra Singh said that IAS officers require central deputation to become eligible for further promotion /empanelment.

In reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Dr Jitendra Singh stated that an IAS officer is required to have worked on central deputation for a minimum period of three years at the level of Deput


Friday, July 19, 2019CEO JKCA misusing powers, promoting blue-eyed persons, alleges DCA Anatnag

JAMMU: District Cricket Association (DCA) Anantnag today alleged that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has been misusing its power and projecting blue-eyed persons such as Ghulam Rasool.
“The district level cricket associations are being denied their constitutional rights on the directions of CEO JKCA Ashiq Hussain Bukhari,” DCA Anantnag alleged.
“We were given only three days to prepare for elections, which are insufficient to conduct proper elections,” the association said.
The association added “Bukhari has violated Lodha Commi


Friday, July 19, 2019Night buses on Jammu-Srinagar after August 15

SRINAGAR: For the comfort of commuters, the Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) has decided to start night service from Jammu to Srinagar and vice-versa after 15th August 2019.
The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Transport Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon where it was revealed that presently people are facing a lot of difficulties to reach Jammu or Srinagar due to non-availability of night service.
“Therefore, it is important that a service of this sort should be started at an earliest,” an official spokesman said.
Samoon direc


Friday, July 19, 2019PHE daily wagers attempt self immolation, detained

JAMMU: Angry over government apathy to pay them wages due for five years, four daily wagers of the public health engineering (PHE) department tried to immolate themselves in Kathua district, prompting police to detain them on Thursday.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media, drawing criticism for the state administration.
Four daily wagers entered the office of the PHE executive engineer in Kathua and demanded their wages be paid to them as promised by the engineer last week.
The executive engineer, S Singh, told them that their dues are pending and he is trying to address


Friday, July 19, 2019Div Com inspects NH, langer sites

RAMBAN: Divisional Commissioner (Div.Com), Jammu, Sanjeev Verma along with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ramban Showkat Aijaz Bhat today inspected Langer sites and shelter sheds established for Shri Amarnath Ji yatra here along the National Highway.
The Div Com, who reviewed the arrangements for security, sanitation, water, electricity, fire safety and health facilities for the yatris. He directed the concerned officers to ensure all basic and essential facilities for their convenience.
He directed the Langer managers to follow the Standard Operating Procedures to ensure smooth service besides c


Friday, July 19, 2019Udhampur DH get NQAS certification

JAMMU: The district hospital in Udhampur has become the first government-run health facility in Jammu and Kashmir to get the National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) certification in recognition of its high standards.
The hospital scored an overall rating of 85 per cent and met the criteria required for achieving the NQAS recognition, officials said.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has accorded the NQAS certification to the District hospital, Udhampur, in recognition of its high standards of quality and performance maintained by it, the officials said.
"Among the


Friday, July 19, 2019Woman killed in flash floods

SRINAGAR: A woman was killed in flash floods triggered by multiple cloudbursts in Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.
According to local reports and police, the woman identified as Shafiqa Bano (35) was washed away by the flash floods in Bera Rudi, Khordi, Bat Gagal, Surgam in Lolab at around 4:30 pm. The woman’s body was later recovered by locals and police, they said.
They said that there were multiple cloudbursts in Kantpora, Putshahi, and Dooniwari villages.
The flash floods caused large-scale damage to the standing crops as well as to the residential houses in


Friday, July 19, 2019Pak agrees to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Islamabad, Jul 19: Two days after the International Court of Justice in its verdict found that Pakistan has acted in breach of the obligations incumbent on it under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Islamabad on Friday agreed to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

"Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbushan Jadhav according to Pakistani laws, fo


Friday, July 19, 2019Amarnath pilgrim dies due to cardiac arrest at Baltal

Srinagar, Jul 19: A 59-year-old pilgrim from Madhya Pradesh (MP) died due to massive cardiac arrest at Baltal base camp, a yatra official said on Friday.

He said Abeheyjig, resident of Akaliya Devass MP, Registration Number 4,25,841 suffered a massive cardiac near cave shrine. The pilgrim was immediately rushed to medical camp from where he was airlifted to Baltal base camp for specialised tre


Friday, July 19, 2019Amarnath pilgrimmage suspended from Baltal, continues on traditional Pahalgam track

Srinagar, Jul 19: Yatra was on Friday suspended from shortest Baltal track due to slippery conditions following rain while it continued from traditional Pahalgam route after brief disruption, a yatra official said.

As many as 3,627 pilgrims, including women and sadhus, left Baghwati Nagar, Jammu base camp for Baltal and Nunwan camps under unprecedented security arrangements.

Pilgrimage wa


Friday, July 19, 2019Weather to remain wet in J&K: MeT

#WeatherUpdate | #Jammu #Kashmir

JAMMU: Meteorological department has predicted that Jammu and Kashmir is all set to receive rainfall during next 24 hours.

The MeT issued the alert after rains lashed different parts of Kashmir on Thursday evening.

According to a MeT official Srinagar recorded 1.8 mm of rainfall, Qazigund 2.0mm, Pahalgam 4.3mm, Kupwara 15.2mm, Kokernag 0.2mm and Gulmarg 0.8 mm.

Fresh spell of rain led


Friday, July 19, 2019Kashmir issue has no solution: Natwar Singh

New Delhi, July 19: Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh has said the Kashmir issue has no solution as the relation between India and Pakistan is "accident-prone".

Speaking at the launch of the book "Indo-Pak Relations: Beyond Pulwama and Balakot" by U.V. Singh here on Thursday, the former Union Minister said the future of both countries lies in the past as they carry lot of baggage,


Friday, July 19, 2019Over 2.3 lakh perform Amarnath Yatra in 18 days

Jammu, July 19: Over 2.3 lakh pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra during the last 18 days as another batch of 3,627 yatris left Jammu on Friday to offer their prayers at the holy cave shrine in Kashmir.

Since it started on July 1, as many as 2,32,860 pilgrims have had darshan at the shrine during the last 18 days. Another batch of 3,627 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas


Friday, July 19, 2019Google celebrates 'giant leap for mankind' with Doodle video

New Delhi, July 19: On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first humans ever to land on the Moon aboard the Apollo 11 mission -- an extraordinary feat celebrated by Google with a Doodle video on Friday.

The Doodle video is in the voice of Command Module Pilot (CMP) Michael Collins who remained aboard the command module in lunar orbit while Arms


Thursday, July 18, 2019Periodic silt flushing of Dulhasti HEP water reservoir on July 21

People advised not to move near Chenab river

KISHTWAR, JULY 18: The management of Dulhasti Power Station of NHPC Limited has cautioned general public of Kishtwar and Doda districts not to move near Chenab river on July 21 from 00:00 hours to 18:00 hours as power station dam shall be opened for periodic silt flushing during this period.
General Manager (Electrical) NHPC Ltd. Kishtwar particularly appealed people residing in Village Dul, B


Thursday, July 18, 2019DLSA Bhaderwah observes World International Justice Day, Anti-Polythene Day

BHADERWAH, JULY 18: District Legal Services Authority Bhaderwah today organized an awareness event here at Legal Aid Clinic Drudhu to mark World International Justice Day observed very year on July 17 worldwide.
The aim of the day is to promote International Criminal Justice and as a way of supporting the work of the International Criminal Court.
The aim of this day is to unite everyone who w


Thursday, July 18, 2019DDC Kishtwar finalizes Action Plan for Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Target of planting over 18 lakh trees, execution of 9,339 roof water harvesting works set

KISHTWAR, JULY 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Angrez Singh Rana today finalized the Action plan under Jal Shakti Abhiyan and discussed the modalities for its efficient execution/implementation here at a meeting of concerned District Officers.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pawan Kumar Parihar, PM IWMP, Kishore Singh DFO Kishtwar, B.D Thakur, DFO Marwah, Vijay Kumar, CHO Kishtwa


Thursday, July 18, 2019Kathua DC presents motorized tricycles to physically challenged persons

KATHUA, JULY 18: Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer today presented motorized tricycles to three physically challenged people here.
The motorized tricycles were provided by the Social Welfare Department in collaboration with State Rehabilitation council.
At the outset, Dr. Langer reaffirmed the determination of district administration to further intensify such initiatives for differently


Thursday, July 18, 2019Jammu GCET sponsors 56 students to Chandigarh for Advanced Training

JAMMU, JULY 18: The Government College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu has deputed 56 students of 2nd and 3rd year of different branches of engineering to a Resource Centre in Chandigarh during the summer vacation for undergoing an advanced training on the emerging areas in their fields.
This four weeks training is basically intended to make the students abreast with upcoming technologies


Thursday, July 18, 2019Tippers supplying soil for illegal filling of government land at Eidgah seized

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: The Srinagar administration Thursday seized two tippers caught supplying soil for illegal earth filling of government land at Noorbagh area of Tehsil Eidgah.
An FIR was also lodged in the local police station against the tipper-owners.
Meanwhile the dispute between the IITM and locals at Sheeshgari Bagh Hyderpora over 6 kanals of common land was resolved after sustained eff


Thursday, July 18, 2019Doda admin decides to act tough against absentees

DODA, JULY 18: District Administration Doda today took a series of measures to keep a check on the absenteeism, ensure punctuality in the government offices and facilitate proper disciplinary proceedings, if any, against the erring officials.
Deputy Commissioner Dr Sagar D Doifode constituted as a special cell to maintain the record of all kind of leaves, pending disciplinary proceeding file


Thursday, July 18, 2019Deputations, individuals meet Advisor Sharma at Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Advisor to Governor KK Sharma today interacted with a number of deputations and individuals at Civil Secretariat here.
The deputations and scores of individuals from various parts of the Valley projected a number of issues on the occasion and sought their immediate redressal.
A deputation of subject specific teachers of RMSA called for an extension in their contract. Junior E


Thursday, July 18, 2019Advisor Khan decides not to use BP vehicle

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: The newly appointed Advisor to Governor, Farooq Ahmad Khan has decided not to use bullet proof vehicle while moving in Srinagar city and Jammu.
The Advisor said that he would not like to have any pilot vehicle, bullet proof escort and bullet proof sitting vehicle while moving in Srinagar city and districts of Jammu. Therefore, he said, he is returning these vehicles.


Thursday, July 18, 2019Acting CEC conducts surprise visit of District Hospital Kargil

KARGIL, JULY 18:- Acting Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Kargil Aga Syed Abbass Razvi conducted a surprise visit of the District Hospital Kargil here today.
During the course of the surprise visit the acting CEC inspected different sections of the health institution in order to take first-hand appraisal of the medicare facilities being provided to the patients.
The acting CEC we


Thursday, July 18, 2019DC Kishtwar reviews arrangements for Independence Day celebrations

KISHTWAR, JULY 18: Deputy Commissioner (DC), Angrez Singh Rana today reviewed the arrangements for smooth celebration of Independence Day- 2019 here at a meeting of officers.
ADDC, Mohammad Hanief Malik, ADC, Pawan Kumar Parihar, Additional SP, Nasir Ahmad, CO 26 RR Col. S. Hajra, ACR, Dr. Amir Hussain, representatives of CISF, besides district and sectoral officers were present in the meeting


Thursday, July 18, 2019Div Com inspects national highway, langer sites

Reviews security, health arrangements for yatris

RAMBAN, JULY 18: Divisional Commissioner (Div.Com), Jammu, Sanjeev Verma along with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ramban Showkat Aijaz Bhat today inspected Langer sites and shelter sheds established for Shri Amarnath Ji yatra here along the National Highway.

Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Harbans Lal and other concerned officers of civil and police department also accompanied the Div Com, who


Thursday, July 18, 2019Naveen Chaudhary sets timeline for I&C Deptt languishing projects completion

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce (I&C) Naveen Kumar Chaudhary today chaired a meeting to review functioning of the department and took stock of the progress made on each project approved under the languishing category.
He impressed upon the executing agencies to complete each of the project within the set deadline.
The meeting was attended by Managing Director SICO


Thursday, July 18, 2019DDC Doda lays foundation stone of newly sanctioned GDC at Kastigarh

College to start functioning from this academic session

DODA, JULY 18: District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode today laid the foundation stone of newly sanctioned Government Degree College here at Kastigarh.
Addressing locals after foundation laying ceremony, the DDC said that a long pending demand for a Government Degree college of the people of the area has been fulfilled. He said Governor’s administration is committed to take


Thursday, July 18, 2019DDC Samba reviews progress of MGNREGS works

SAMBA, JULY 18: District Development commissioner Sushma Chauhan today chaired a meeting and reviewed the progress of works under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Scheme (MGNREGS).
During the meeting Assistant Commissioner (Development) M. L Tasir, District Panchayat Officer Piyush Dhotra, Executive Engineer, R.E.W Ashok Pangotra, Block Development Officers of samba distri


Thursday, July 18, 2019DC Jammu for maximum coverage of PM-SYM, PM-KISAN

Directs holding camps for on-the-spot registration

JAMMU, JULY 18: District Development Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, today took detailed review of implementation of Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Schemes (PM-KISAN) in the district, here at a high-level meeting.
Additional District Development Commissioner Jammu Tanveer Iqbal Malik, Chief Planning officer Jammu Yoginder Katoch, Programme


Thursday, July 18, 2019DDC Anantnag convenes MSME meeting

ANANTNAG, JULY 18: District Development Commissioner Anantnag (DDC) Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting regarding Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) with Consultant MSME Mir Altaf, GM DIC Anantnag, JD planning Anantnag, ADs of Handicrafts & Handloom, Principal Polytechnic College Anantnag, BDOs of all blocks and representatives from Lead bank Anantnag KVIB & JKEDI.
The DDC Anantnag d


Thursday, July 18, 2019Extra financial help for Indian football: Rijiju

Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) The government "will provide extra financial help wherever it's possible" for Indian football, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday.

"We have seen certain improvements in our men's, as well as women's football, in recent times. From the Sports Ministry, we will provide extra financial help wherever it's possible to scout, and nurture young talents as we


Thursday, July 18, 2019DC Bandipora interacts with public at Shahgund

BANDIPORA, JULY 18: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza on Thursday held a Public interaction program in Shahgund village of Hajin Bandipora to listen to the public grievances.
Several delegations and individuals called on the Deputy Commissioner and apprised him about various problems faced by them in their respective areas and put forward various demands.
DDC was accompanied b


Thursday, July 18, 2019Sindhu goes past Blichfeldt to enter Indonesia Open quarters

Jakarta, July 18 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarter-finals of the ongoing $1,250,000 Indonesia Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament after defeating Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in her second round match on Thursday.

Fifth-seed Sindhu, who is eyeing her first title of the season, defeated Blichfeldt 21-14, 17-21, 21- 11 in a match that lasted for 62 minutes.



Thursday, July 18, 2019Dir Horticulture reviews status of developmental schemes in Kargil

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Director Horticulture Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today took a review meeting of Developmental schemes in the horticulture sector in Kargil.
Chief Horticulture Officer, Kargil, District Horticulture Officer Kargil and other field functionaries attended the meeting.
Director Horticulture reviewed various ongoing developmental schemes/projects in District Kargil and discussed each and ev


Thursday, July 18, 2019Bayliss appointed head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad

Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) England's World Cup winning coach Trevor Bayliss will take over as the coach of Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. The former Kolkata Knight Riders coach will replace Tom Moody at the helm.

"After very careful consideration, the Sunrisers franchise has decided to take a different direction with the head coaching role and will be parting ways with Tom


Thursday, July 18, 2019Intensify anti-encroachment drive throughout the district: DDC Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, JULY 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan today directed the revenue officials to intensify anti-encroachment drive throughout the district.
He gave the directions in a meeting attended by ADC, ACR, all Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars besides Patwaris of district.
On the occasion, DDC directed all the revenue officials to take strict action against


Thursday, July 18, 2019Arjun Bhati wins Junior World Golf Championship

Palm Desert (California), July 18 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old Arjun Bhati represented India at the FCG CALLAWAY Junior World Golf Championship and bagged the first position against Taiwans Jeremy Chen during the three-day final match in Palm Desert, CA.

Out of the 637 players from 40 counties that participated in the tournament, Arjun secured first position for India. He scored a total of 199 str


Thursday, July 18, 2019Dutch youngster de Ligt joins Juventus from Ajax

Turin, July 18 (IANS) Dutch international defender Matthijs de Ligt, who starred for Ajax in the Champions League last season, joined Italian champions Juventus on Thursday. Juventus have signed the player on a 5-year contract until June 30, 2024.

Juventus coughed up £67.5m to rope in the 19-year-old, according to a BBC report.

De Ligt helped Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals last se


Thursday, July 18, 2019DC Kupwara reviews disaster management preparedness

KUPWARA, JULY 18: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the progress of district disaster management authority here today.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, SDM Karnah and Lolab, AD Fire and Emergency Services, Executive Engineers of PDD, PHE, I& FC, Tehsildars, represe


Thursday, July 18, 2019BPL franchise Khulna Titans rope in Shane Watson

Dhaka, July 18 (IANS) Former Australia captain and all-rounder Shane Watson was on Thursday roped in by Khulna Titans, the Bangladesh Premier League T20 franchise, as one of its two direct overseas signings for the upcoming BPL 2019-20.

Watson is slated to be available for the full season of the seventh edition of the BPL which is scheduled to start in first week of December, reports ESPNcrici


Thursday, July 18, 2019DDC Baramulla holds public outreach prog at Dangiwacha

BARAMULLA, JULY 18: With an aim to get the first-hand appraisal of public grievances, District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today held a day-long public outreach camp at Dangiwacha.
Various delegations, representatives and other stakeholders from Dangiwacha and its adjoining areas called on the DDC to apprise him with the problems faced by them.
ADC Sopore Ashiq Hussai


Thursday, July 18, 2019Osaka, Serena among 13 Slam champs in US Open women's field

New York, July 18 (IANS) Defending champion Naomi Osaka, who defeated Serena Williams in the 2018 final, and world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty are among the 13 Grand Slam champions who will compete at this year's US Open, which is beginning on August 26.

Naomi had defeated Serena 6-2, 6-4 in New York to win her first major in September 2018. However, it was overshadowed by controversy, with the Ameri


Thursday, July 18, 2019DDC Shopian reviews dev scenario

SHOPIAN, JULY 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian Dr Owais Ahmed today convened a meeting here at mini- secretariat Arhama Shopian to review the progress of various developmental projects including languishing projects.
Among others, the meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, SDM Zainapora, Chief Planning Officer and all districts and sectoral officers.
A thr


Thursday, July 18, 2019P.T. Usha nominated for IAAF Veteran Pin Award

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former Indian athlete and Olympian P.T. Usha has been nominated for the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Veteran Pin Award.

On Thursday, Usha revealed the news on Twitter and said: "IAAF Veteran Pin for the long and meritorious service to the cause of World Athletics! Thank you IAAF for this incredible honour."

Along with the tw


Thursday, July 18, 2019Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019: 13,849 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: On the 18th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,849 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 2,32,860 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.


Thursday, July 18, 2019Kerala Tourism invites bid for franchise ownership at CBL

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Kerala Tourism Department, along with agency consortium led by E factor Entertainment and The Social Street, have invited bids from interested parties to buy nine team franchisees in the inaugural edition of the Champions Boat League (CBL).

The CBL has been designed in the popular league format in an endeavour to make Kerala's famed snake boat race a world-class e


Thursday, July 18, 2019Carolina Marin unsure about WC, focusing on Olympics

Madrid, July 18 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin has said that she does not know if she will participate in the upcoming badminton World Cup in Switzerland in August.

The Spaniard said that her goal, after recovering from a knee injury, is to win the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, reports Efe news.

"I still cannot say whether I'm going to the World Cup or not, as long as we do not g


Thursday, July 18, 2019Sports broadcasters in India face government challenge

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Private sports broadcasters in India are headed towards an uncertain future thanks to the governmental pressure due to which they are mandated to share sporting events of national importance with Prasar Bharati.

This isn't all. The introduction of the "must carry" provision mandating that all Doordarshan channels be carried by cable operators and DTH operators has mad


Thursday, July 18, 2019J&K’s first poultry estate coming up at Tral: Dr Samoon

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: The Department of Animal Husbandry is going to establish its first poultry estate in Jammu and Kashmir in Tral area of south Kashmir.
The innovative initiative to set up the estate conceptualized by Principal Secretary, Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon will give a boost to the poultry sector in the state which is importing poultry worth Rs 1000


Thursday, July 18, 2019UK would enter recession in case of no-deal Brexit: Watchdog

London, July 18 (IANS) The UK's economy would slide into recession in 2020 if it leaves the EU without a deal, according to a report by the country's fiscal watchdog on Thursday.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), which provides independent economic advice to the British government, said the economy would lose two per cent in gross domestic product if the UK pulled out of the EU on Oc


Thursday, July 18, 2019Indian bug hunter finds flaw in Instagram, wins $30,000

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Chennai-based security researcher Laxman Muthiyah has won $30,000 as a part of a bug bounty programme after he spotted a flaw in Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram.

Muthiyah said the vulnerability allowed him to to "hack any Instagram account without consent permission."

He discovered it was possible to take over someone's Instagram account by triggering a


Thursday, July 18, 2019CEC, LAHDC Leh declares Ladakh School Olympics open

2900 participate in the annual event

LEH, JULY 17: Ladakh School Olympics (LSO) 2019 was today declared open by CEC, LAHDC, Leh Gyal P Wangyal during a colourful inaugural celebration at Leh Polo Ground today.
Olympic torch was lit by Speed Skater Stanzin Phuntsok and ice hockey player Tashi Dolkar and Chimet Dolkar who have represented India at International level. The LSO flag was hoisted by Marathon runner Tashi Lhadol at the na


Thursday, July 18, 2019Sensex ends below 38,900 after sharp sell-off in final hour

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Amid weak global cues, Sensex closed 318 points lower on Thursday after a sharp sell-off during the final hour of the trade.

Investors showed least interest in the auto companies and public sector banks (PSBs). The Nifty PSU Bank index closed over 3 per cent lower while the Nifty auto index fell by 2.74 per cent.

The Sensex closed 318.18 points or 0.81 per cent lower


Thursday, July 18, 2019Finance Bill amends 7 direct, indirect taxation laws: Sitharaman

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that The Finance (No.2) Bill, 2019 provides amendment to seven direct and indirect taxation related laws keeping in mind the "Make in India" prospective.

Moving the Bill in the Lok Sabha for passage, Sitharaman said amendments to laws are being made through the Finance Bill in five major categories, including in the


Thursday, July 18, 2019Dry Fruit Mandi coming up at Srinagar, Div Com directs preparing DPR

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Horticulture department to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the establishment of Dry Fruit Mandi in Srinagar.
He further asked the department to include number of dry fruit growers and traders across valley, total shops and their premium cost, auctioneering platform, basic amenities, transport termin


Thursday, July 18, 2019Ex-Adobe India executive Kulmeet Bawa joins Resulticks

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former Adobe India senior executive Kulmeet Bawa has joined omnichannel marketing solutions provider Resulticks as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President, JAPAC, the company said on Thursday.

Bawa, who worked as Managing Director of Adobe india and South Asia, will spearhead Resulticks' global strategy and growth in the JAPAC region.

Based out of the comp


Thursday, July 18, 2019Government seeks reply from TikTok on security, 'age gate'

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) has sought response from controversial social media apps TikTok and Helo on a set of questions, ranging from whether the apps are considering storing data within India and what measures they were taking to prevent users below age 18 from getting exposed to potentially dangerous content.

The social media pl


Thursday, July 18, 2019JKSRTC to start night service from Sgr to Jammu

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: For the comfort of commuters, Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) has decided to start night service from Jammu to Srinagar and vice-versa after 15th August 2019.
The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Transport Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon. MD JKSRTC, RTO Kashmir, SSP Srinagar, SSP Traffic Srinagar, and other of


Thursday, July 18, 2019VHP opposes setting up liquor plant in Devprayag

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has opposed the Uttarakhand government's decision to open a liquor plant in Deyprayag, saying it should respect the sentiments of Hindi holy men and people in the state.

VHP spokesperson Vinod Bansal told reporters here: "The state government should respect the sentiments of the holy men and the people. The Uttarakhand region has faced


Thursday, July 18, 2019DDC Pulwama reviews status of works on AIIMS project

PULWAMA, JULY 18: District Development Commissioner, Pulwama, Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah today chaired a meeting to review the status of ongoing work on prestigious AIIMS project coming up on 1772 kanals of land at Awantipora.
The meeting was attended by ADC Awantipora, Joint Director Planning, Tehsildar Awantipora, officers of PDD, PHE, Executive Engineer Ground Water Management, Exen R&B and ot


Thursday, July 18, 2019Yes Bank scrips hit 52-week low after quarterly results

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Private-lender Yes Bank hit its lowest level in 52 weeks after it fell as much as 15 per cent on the BSE on Thursday, following the company's June quarter results.

Investors distanced themselves from Yes Bank counter after the bank reported a 91 per cent fall in its profit at Rs 113.76 crore, down from Rs 1,260.36 in the comparable period last year.

The amount that a


Thursday, July 18, 2019OPPO A9 launched in India for Rs 15,490

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO on Thursday launched a new smartphone OPPO A9 in India for Rs 15,490.

The device features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone has 16 MP+2 MP rear dual camera setup and a 16MP front camera for selfies.

The device is powered by an o


Thursday, July 18, 2019DC Kupwara reviews arrangements for I-Day celebration

KUPWARA, JULY 18: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg, today convened a meeting of officers to review the preparedness and arrangements to be put in place by different departments for smooth celebrations of Independence Day at District Police Lines Kupwara.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Farooq Ahmad Baba briefed about the preparedness and arrangements for the programme.
It was


Thursday, July 18, 2019Ex-Branch Manager of Central Bank convicted in fraud case

Chennai, July 18 (IANS) A special court hearing CBI cases in Coimbatore sentenced K.Sridhar, former Branch Manager, Central Bank of India and two others in the Rs 1 crore bank fraud case, the investigating agency said on Thursday.

In a statement issued here, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said Sridhar, former Branch Manager, Ooty, retired Lt. Colonel S.K. Sundaram and R.Sanjeevi, a


Thursday, July 18, 20196 cities, towns in UP to become 'model' by December

Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) Lucknow, Varanasi and Mathura will be developed as model cities by the end of December.

As per the directives of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), three smaller towns will also be developed on the same lines. These are Budhana in Muzaffarnagar, Dayalbagh in Agra and Orai in Jalaun.

Of these, Varanasi and Mathura already rate high in the state government's list of pr


Thursday, July 18, 2019Allahabad Banks reports 2nd fraud in a week

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In a major development that raises serious questions on Allahabad Bank's operation, the state-run bank has reported about being defrauded for the second time in just a week.

After Bhushan Power and Steel, SEL Manufacturing Ltd. (SELM) has defrauded the bank of Rs 688.27 crore.

Allahabad Bank on Saturday informed the stock exchanges that it has been defrauded by Bhu


Thursday, July 18, 2019Twitter unveils 'Hide Replies' feature, global roll-out soon

San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) You will soon be able to hide replies in the conversation thread on Twitter that are offensive, hateful or racist in nature. The micro-blogging platform is testing a feature called "Hide Replies", beginning with users in Canada which will be rolled out globally.

It is not the equivalent of a delete button but hides replies behind an icon.

If your followers stil


Thursday, July 18, 2019Agra men take Modi's 'pakoda' advice to heart

Agra July 18 (IANS) Three friends from the Taj city all in their 50s have taken Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suggestion about fritters to heart. They have opened a shop here to sell "Modi Pakodas".

They draw quite a crowd selling "moong daal pakodas", stuffed with chillies, potato, spinach. The big draw is of course the fritters shaped in Hindi as "Modi".

The shop has opened at the famous


Thursday, July 18, 2019Kathua rape-murder case to be heard on priority: Punjab High Court

Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Recognising the gravity of the crime, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday heard on priority petitions of the victim's family and the six convicts in the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

The pleas -- one moved by the victim father's seeking death penalty for the heinous act and another by the six convicts chall


Thursday, July 18, 2019IT attaches property of Mayawati's brother, wife

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In a major crackdown, the Income Tax Department has attached a benami commercial plot in Noida worth Rs 400 crore belonging to BSP chief Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar and his wife where a five-star hotel was supposed to come up.

The action comes ahead of the by-elections in 12 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh.

A senior IT official told IANS that the wealth of Anand


Thursday, July 18, 2019TMC's Dutta quits as Bidhannagar mayor, to decide next move

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Trinamool Congress (TMC) legislator and Bidhannagar Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta on Thursday resigned from the civic body post, complaining lack of cooperation from the West Bengal government.

Dutta's announcement came a day after the Calcutta High Court quashed a notification by the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation's joint commissioner for convening a councillors' meeting t


Thursday, July 18, 2019Pakistan reading from different Jadhav verdict: India

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India on Thursday slammed Pakistan's claim of victory in the ICJ ruling in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, saying it appeared that Islamabad was "reading from a completely different verdict".

To Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the Pakistani media claiming that the top UN court's ruling was a big win for Islamabad, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson


Thursday, July 18, 2019HC adjourns Vadra's plea challenging PMLA

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday adjourned hearings in a plea filed by businessman Robert Vadra and Manoj Arora challenging certain sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The two also sought quashing of the ECIR (Enforcement Case Information Report) against them over which they are facing a probe.

A Division Bench of the court presided by Justic


Thursday, July 18, 2019ADB to give Rs 1,540 cr for Tripura power projects

Agartala, July 18 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) would provide Rs 1,540 crore for upgradation of power generation, transmission and distribution projects in Tripura, said a top official here on Thursday.

Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) Chairman and Managing Director Murhari Sopanrao Kele said the ADB would provide 80 per cent of the Rs 1,925 crore ($275 million)


Thursday, July 18, 2019Power shutdown

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Office of the Power controller Kashmir today informed that there will be a shutdown of 33KV lines of STD Sopore in order to carry out branch cutting of trees and other maintenance works.
According to the details, the 33KV Amargarh Watergam Line will be shut down on 22 July and Amargarh SIDCO line on 25 July from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. Delina Sopore line on 23 July, Sopore II li


Thursday, July 18, 201915th batch of 456 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

BUDGAM, JULY 18: Fifteenth batch of Pilgrims consisting of, 456 Hujaj Kiram, 255 male and 201 female today left for Saudi Arabia in three Spice Jet Flights from Srinagar International Airport.
The Hajj Pilgrims were seen off at airport by officials of District Administration Budgam, Hajj Committee Officers/Officials and other concerned.


Thursday, July 18, 2019DH Udhampur becomes first Govt hospital to get NQAS Certification

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has accorded National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) certification to District Hospital Udhampur in recognition of the high standards of quality and performance maintained by the hospital.
The health facility scored an overall rating of 85 percent and met the criteria required for achieving NQAS recognition.


Thursday, July 18, 2019Div Com clears pending acquisition cases of Sgr-Bla four lane project

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today cleared all pending cases of land acquisition for the Srinagar-Baramulla four-lane project.
The officers apprised the Div Com regarding the status of draft awards, final awards besides the status of disbursement of compensation among other beneficiaries.
During the meeting, a threadbare discussion was held between


Thursday, July 18, 2019Saurabh Baghat visits Directorate of Employment, reviews implementation of schemes

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment, Saurabh Baghat today visited Directorate of Employment and held a detailed meeting with the concerned officers to review the implementation of PM-SYM scheme, Self Help Group for Engineers, registration of unemployed Post-Graduates and Model Career Centres etc.
Commissioner Secretary while reviewing the status of PM-SYM directed t


Thursday, July 18, 2019Advisor Kumar inaugurates office of State Spatial Data Infrastructure

Also launches J&K State Geo-portal; Web based facility to provide access of organized spatial data to all line Deptts

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, today inaugurated newly constructed office complex of J&K State Spatial Data Infrastructure (SSDI) in Bemina here. He also launched the beta version of the Geo-portal ‘’.
The State Spatial Data Infrastructure (J&K State Geo-portal) has been established to create infrastructure for availability of and access to organized spati


Thursday, July 18, 2019Massive fisheries, aquaculture prog underway to boost fishing industry: Advisor Skandan

‘JK produces 20000 tons of fish annually, 93000 people dependent on fisheries sector’

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan, today said that a massive fisheries and aquaculture programme has been undertaken by the government to boost the fishing industry in the State.
The Advisor stated this while speaking at a two-day National Conference on Fisheries and Climate Change at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir (SKUAST-K) here.


Thursday, July 18, 2019BJP's Ishrat Jahan threatened after attending 'Hanuman Chalisa' event

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) West Bengal's Triple Talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan who joined BJP last year, on Thursday alleged harassment and life threats after she attended a Hindu religious event, police said.

Jahan had attended BJP's 'Hanuman Chalisa Paath' (a religious recital) event after which people of her community confronted her for attending the same event wearing a Hijab.

According to


Thursday, July 18, 2019Karnataka Assembly adjourned over ruckus on floor test

Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) The Karnataka Assembly was adjourned on Thursday for 30 minutes following a ruckus between the ruling Congress-JD-S and opposition BJP members on the delay in holding the floor test on the confidence motion Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy moved earlier in the day to prove his coalition government has majority in the House.

"I adjourn the House for 30 minutes due to di


Thursday, July 18, 2019SC adjourns ED plea against Saxena's foreign visit

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned till August an Enforcement Directorate plea opposing accused-turned-approver Rajeev Saxena's foreign visit and asked AIIMS to submit a report to verify if he needs treatment outside the country.

The order by Justices Ashok Bhushan and Navin Sinha came after Saxena's counsel and senior advocate Geeta Luthra informed the court tha


Thursday, July 18, 2019BJP killing democracy in Tripura, says ex-CM Sarkar

Agartala, July 18 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had turned Tripura into the "killing field of democracy", alleged former Chief Minister and CPI-M leader Manik Sarkar, here on Thursday.

He was addressing a protest against the "violence and intimidation" in the ongoing panchayat polls.

"By intimidating and attacking opposition candidates and workers, the BJP has already won


Thursday, July 18, 2019Bill for stringent punishment for child abuse tabled in RS

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday introduced a bill in the Rajya Sabha to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act that aims to make punishments more stringent and even include death penalty for offenders involved in sexual crimes against minors.

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 provides for stringen


Thursday, July 18, 2019Vote for Patkura Assembly seat in Odisha on July 20

Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) Leaders of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are making serious efforts to reach out to voters in the Patkura Assembly constituency, elections to which was postponed due to death of a candidate.

It will go to polls on Saturday and the campaigning will end on Thursday. Voting in the seat in the Kendrapara district of Odisha


Thursday, July 18, 2019Advisor Kumar inaugurates office of State Spatial Data Infrastructure

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, today inaugurated newly constructed office complex of J&K State Spatial Data Infrastructure (SSDI) in Bemina here. He also launched the beta version of the Geo-portal ‘’.

The State Spatial Data Infrastructure (J&K State Geo-portal) has been established to create infrastructure for availability of and access to organized spati


Thursday, July 18, 2019Two die, 4 injured in accident in Sultanpur

Sultanpur, Jul 18: Two people died on the spot while four sustained severe injuries when their car got uncontrolled and dashed into a divider in Kudvar area, police said here on Thursday.

Police sources here said six residents of Amethi district met with an accident in Kudvar area when they were returning from Lucknow late on Wednesday night.

Front tyres of their vehicle busted following


Thursday, July 18, 2019Sack Vikramaditya from Cong for his statement against 1931 martyrs, Soz to Rahul

Srinagar, Jul 18: Former Union Minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Thursday demanded sacking of Vikramaditya Singh from Congress party for allegedly showing disrespect to 22 Kashmiri martyrs who were killed by Dogra Army on July 13, 1931 outside the central Jail, Srinagar.

“Vikramaditya Singh’s obnoxious remarks regarding the martyrdom of innocent Kashmiris massacred by Dogra Army on July 13, 1931


Thursday, July 18, 2019KVIC organises state level workshop on PMEGP in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 18: Continuing its drive for providing employment avenues to the unemployed youth, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Thursday organised State Level Workshop on flagship Prime Ministers Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) in Srinagar.
The Workshop was organised with the aim to create general awareness amongst the public about the schemes of Khadi and Village In


Thursday, July 18, 2019Over 4K set out for Amarnath, as Yatra breaks record

Jammu, July 18: Over 2.19 lakh pilgrims have so far performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra and another batch of 4,167 yatris on Thursday left Jammu to offer their prayers at the holy cave shrine in Kashmir.

Officials of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), that manages the affairs of the annual pilgrimage, said that during the last 17 days since the yatra started on July 1, 2.19,011 lakh pilgrim


Thursday, July 18, 2019Soldier hit by falling tree in J-K's Kupwara, dies

Srinagar, Jul 18: A 35-year-old soldier died after a tree fell on him due to a landslide while he was patrolling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said Thursday.

The incident took place when the soldier, Naik Ramandeep Singh, was leading an operational team for patrolling along the LoC in Tangdhar sector on Tuesday, it said.

Singh was critica


Thursday, July 18, 2019Railways await PMO nod for Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express

New Delhi, July 18: The Indian Railways is hopeful of getting the approval of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to run another Vande Bharat Express, this one between New Delhi and Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, senior railway officials said on Thursday.

An official told IANS on the condition of anonymity: "The proposal to run a second Vande Bharat Express between New Delhi and Katra is with the


Thursday, July 18, 2019Grand finale of Talent Hunt Singing competition-2019 "Choona Hai Aasman " held by Kishtwar Police

Kistwar: The Grand finale of J&K Police talent hunt Competition "Choona Hai Aasman" was held by Kishtwar Police at Govt. Higher Secondary School Boys, Kishtwar.

Commander, Sector 9 RR Vikram Bhan was chief guest on the occasion who inaugurated the function accompanied by Army, CAPF and other civil and Police officers.

While addressing the participants on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner


Thursday, July 18, 2019One dead, eight injured in Poonch road accident

Jammu, July 18: One person was killed and at least eight others were injured, four of them critically when a load carrier met with an accident in Mendhar area of Poonch district of Jammu region.

Reports said the vehicle (Tata mobile—JKO2AH 0652) ) carrying villagers to Sakhi Maidan Mela met with an accident at Salotari Uchhad in Mendhar, resulting in death to one person identified as Mohammad


Thursday, July 18, 2019Defence forces owe Rs 24.5 crore as rent to landowners in J&K

New Delhi, July 18: The Union government owes an outstanding due of Rs 24.5 crore as rent to various land owners in Jammu and Kashmir, the Defence Ministry has informed the Parliament.

The outstanding dues are only for land hired by the Defence Ministry for its various wings, departments and organisations in 22 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The ministry has 56,615.54 acres of land under its


Thursday, July 18, 2019Governor Malik reassigns departments to Advisors

Farooq gets Rural Dev, Ganai gains Election, PDMD; Kumar unchanged

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday redistributed the portfolios among his five Advisors, made necessary after addition of Advisor Farooq Ahmad Khan in his team, besides taking the opportunity to reshuffle a few important departments among the old Advisors-- K Vijay Kumar, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai, K Skandan and K K Sharma-- as well.
Under President’s rule, the administrative functioning o


Thursday, July 18, 2019ICJ asks Pak to REVIEW Jadhav's death sentence, PM hails verdict

THE HAGUE/NEW DELHI: The International Court of Justice(ICJ) Wednesday ordered Pakistan to make an "effective review and reconsideration" of the conviction and death sentence of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and also grant consular access, in a verdict that was hailed in India as a "big victory" for the country.
In a reprieve for Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer sentenced to death b


Thursday, July 18, 2019Hafiz Saeed arrested for funding terror

LAHORE: One of the most wanted terrorists in India, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attack and several cases of terror crime in the country and Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was arrested in Pakistan on terror financing charges by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Province on Wednesday and sent to judicial remand, just days ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's maide


Thursday, July 18, 2019Uproar, commotion mars JMC’s second General House meeting

Cong, Independent Coprorators allege discrimination

JAMMU: The second General House meeting of the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), which was held today, witnessed uproarious and noisy scenes as all the Congress Coprorators and some independents alleged that they are being “neglected and discriminated” in not only fund allocation but in other affairs of the Corporation as well.
“Except street lights, we have not been given anything, they are mi


Thursday, July 18, 2019Rasana Rape & Murder P&H HC to hear plea of victim’s father for harsher sentence, convicts’ appeals today

JAMMU: Five weeks after the district court Pathankot sentenced six convicts in the heinous act of gang-rape and murder of eight-year-old nomadic girl in Rasana village of Kathua district, the Punjab and Haryana High Court will witness commencement of two important-yet-contradictory petitions---one seeking enhancement of sentence and other against the sentence.
While the higher court earlier this month had scheduled for Thursday the appeals against the conviction of all the six accused in horrific crime that shook the entire nation 18 months ago, things took a dramatic turn today when the co


Thursday, July 18, 2019Rs 134 Crore paid as rent for 56k acres J&K land with defence depts, wings, org in 3 yrs

JAMMU: The union government has been paying Rs 45 crore annually on an average for the 56615.54 acres of land acquired in Jammu and Kashmir by the different departments of the defence services. However, Rs 24 crore is the outstanding rent that is yet to be paid for the defence land in the state.
“In the last three years, Rs 134.45 crore total rent has been paid to land owners or the state government,” Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Shripad Naik, said in his written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
“Out of the total rent paid, Rs 47.65 crore was paid in year 2016-2017, 47.65 in year 20


Thursday, July 18, 2019Absconding from Rajasthan, 7 gangsters arrested in Nagrota

JAMMU: Seven gangsters from Rajasthan including a mastermind, who were absconding after their recent gang war in their state, were arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police at Nagrota on Wednesday.
Rajasthan police was after them after they opened fire on their rival group in village Kareda in Rajasthan a few days ago.
Unaware about their back ground, the Nagrota Police booked four of the gang members for creating nuisance. Their disclosure gave lead to the police in securing the arrest of three more gangsters.
“After receiving a complaint, we booked four persons for creating nuisance under inf


Thursday, July 18, 2019Bandh quits PDP

SRINAGAR: Founding PDP member Mohammed Khalil Bandh on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the party, saying it had "unpended" after the death of former chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.
In a setback to the PDP, the former minister said in his letter that it was not worth continuing when the basic and founding principles of the party had been compromised.
The letter, a copy of which is accessed by The News Now, is addressed to party president Mehbooba Mufti.
Bandh said the decision to resign from the post of district president of militancy-hit Pulwama as well as basic me


Thursday, July 18, 201913928 pilgrims pay obeisance

SRINAGAR: A total of 13,928 pilgrims paid obeisance at the naturally formed ice lingam in the cave shrine of Amarnath on Wednesday, taking the total visitors this year to 2,19,011 even as the 16th batch comprising of 4,584 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu for Baltal and Pahalgam in Kashmir.
“On the 17th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,928 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 2,19,011 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave," a spokesperson of the Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board said.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, the 16th batch comp


Thursday, July 18, 2019Rajasthan resident drowns in river Lidder at Pahalgam

Srinagar, Jul 18: A resident of Rajasthan drowned in river Lidder at Pahalgam in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, official sources said on Thursday.

The sources said that a 25-year-old Ashesh Kumar, son of Santosh Kumar, resident of Khairthal, Rajasthan was drowned while taking bath in river Lidder. However, those present in the area immediately jumped into the river but could not save him.


Thursday, July 18, 2019Amarnath pilgrim critically injured after slipping from hill

Srinagar, Jul 18: A pilgrim from Kolkata was critically injured when he slipped from a hill and fell into a nallah at Railpatheri during pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, a yatra official said on Thursday.

He said Asiom Mandal (57), resident of Kolkata, slipped and fell into nallah at Railpatheri on shortest Baltal track.

Rescue operation was immediately l


Thursday, July 18, 2019J&K Governor reassigns departments to advisors after appoint of Khan

Srinagar, Jul 18: After appointment of former IAS officer Farooq Ahmad Khan as fifth advisor, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik reassigned the departments to his advisors, an official spokesman said late Wednesday night.

As per the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Advisor Vijay Kumar has been assigned charge of the departments of Home, Forest, Ecology & Env


Thursday, July 18, 2019Fresh batch of 4167 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Cave Shrine from Jammu

Jammu, Jul 18: A fresh batch of 4167 pilgrims on Thursday left for the Shri Amarnath Cave Shrine in South of Himalayas amid "Bam Bam Bhole" chants and rains from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar base camp here.

The fleet of 169 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.

However, for Pahalgam route, 2087 male, 397 females, 14 children, 140 sadhus and one


Thursday, July 18, 2019J&K Police cracks murder case, arrests 3

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police cracked a murder case by arresting three persons in Gharota area here, on the city outskirts.

Police said that on July 3, information was received that three persons, namely Tarsem Singh, Pawan Singh and Dhananter Singh, all residents of Ranjan came in front of the Rakesh wine shop at Ranjan, set it ablaze with the help of petrol and attacked with a sword.


Thursday, July 18, 2019US-based Kashmiri doctors to launch critical care ambulance service in Valley

Srinagar, July 18: Alarmed by the number of road accident deaths in Jammu and Kashmir, a group of US based Kashmiri doctors is all set to provide fully equipped critical care ambulances.

"In the absence of emergency service in the ambulances, the US-based group of Kashmiri doctors have launched a programme to provide fully-equipped ambulances with paramedics and junior doctors on board," the


Wednesday, July 17, 20195 % of all new buses to be registered as disabled- friendly

Accessible transport provides pathways to opportunity: Dr Samoon

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Transport Department has decided to make it mandatory that a minimum of 5% of all new public transport buses should be registered as disabled-friendly.

The decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Transport Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon here.

The meeting was attended by Commissioner Disability Iqbal Lone, Managing Director SRTC Bilal Ahmed, Dire


Wednesday, July 17, 20192 day cultural festival kick starts at Mulbek Kargil

KARGIL JULY 17:- Two-day colourful cultural festival organized by the Tourism Department Kargil in collaboration with Wakha Mulbek Shargole Fokar Students Educational Forum kick-started at Spring Dales Public School Mulbekh Kargil here on Tuesday.

Executive Councillor for Works Aga Syed Abbass Razvi was the chief guest on the occasion, while as Executive Councillor for Health Muhammad Ali Chan


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Div Com visits Samba, interacts with PRIs and locals

Directs departments for organising special camps for awareness on government schemes

JAMMU, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma today conducted an extensive tour of district Samba and held interactive sessions with the PRIs and locals in panchayat Chachwal.

He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Samba Sushma Chauhan, Assistant Commissioner Development ML Tasir, Sub Divisional Magistrate Ghagwal Rittu Mahajan, Director Agriculture P S Rathore, Joint Director Handl


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, JULY 17: In order to carry out various upgradation and repair works, the power supply to Arnia, Alah, Suhagpur and its adjoining areas fed from 33/11 KV Receiving Station Suhagpur emanating from 132/33 KV Grid Station Lalyana shall remain affected on July 18 from 08 am to 02 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Canal Road, Shakti Nagar and near Pawan Ice Cream area fed from SHN-1 feeder sha


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DC inaugurates Mobile Soil Testing lab at Reasi

REASI, JULY 17: Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib, today inaugurated a mobile Soil Testing Lab at district headquarters.
The STL, deputed by Directorate of Horticulture for one week, will visit various villages of the district and collect soil samples from fruit growers. These growers will then be issued Soil Health Cards detailing the quality of their soil samples and suitable crops for the


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Directorate of Animal Husbandry condoles demise of VAS Hanief

JAMMU, JULY 17: Directorate of Animal Husbandry under the Chairmanship of its Director, Dr. Tahir Hussain Beig, today condoled the demise of Dr. Mohammad Hanif, Veterinary Assistant Surgeon.
In a condolence meeting held to pay homage to Dr. Hanief, Director and other employees conveyed sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed from eternal peace to the departed soul.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DC hands over financial assistance to Labourer

REASI, JULY 17: Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib, today handed over financial assistance of Rs. 3.95 lakh to a labourer Altaf Hussain, an accident victim of Chenab Bridge Project Undertaking at Kauri village.
The compensation has been provided under Employees Compensation Act, 1923.
Assistant Labour Commissioner, Pradyot Gupta and other senior officers were present on the occasion.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DLSA celebrates International Justice Day at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, JULY 17: District Legal Services Authority observed World Day for International Justice here today.
The programme was held under the chairmanship of Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Principal District & Session Judge Mohan Lal Manhas. Besides, Additional Session Judge Sobha Ram Gandhi, Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohamed Rafiq Chak, Secretary DLSA Sub Judge, Sandeep Kou


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DDC reviews disaster management preparedness in Doda, visits SDRF store

DODA, JULY 17: District Development Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode, today reviewed Disaster Management preparedness in the district besides visiting district store of SDRF unit Doda.
DDC reviewed availability of various essential items and other rescue operation equipments in the store. He enjoined upon the officers to keep men and machinery ready to meet any eventuality.
DDC directed the con


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Chief Secretary emphasizes on close monitoring of development works in forest areas

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Wednesday in its 114th meeting cleared 31 proposals regarding use of 87 hectares of forest land for various developmental projects of public importance.
The FAC after detailed deliberations cleared the proposals in the road, railway, telecom and transmission sectors on the specified terms and


Wednesday, July 17, 2019ADDC reviews implementation of various schemes in Udhampur

Special Gram Sabhas to be organised under Back to School programme

UDHAMPUR, JULY 17: Additional District Development Commissioner, Ashok Kumar, today chaired a meeting with officers of different departments to review implementation of various programmes and schemes in the district.
Threadbare discussion was held on various issues related to status of uploading of data related to Back to village programme, Status of Back to School Survey, Scrutiny of exis


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Chairman DLSA holds meeting regarding Plantation drive

JAMMU, JULY 17: A meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Chairman, District Legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jammu, Vinod Chatterji Koul, regarding Plantation drive launched by District Legal Services Authority, Jammu in association with school, colleges as well as Senior Citizens from Zorawar Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu for the ongoing Monsoon season.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Advisor Skandan reviews CAPEX Budget of Handicrafts, Handloom Deptts

Handicrafts lifeline of Kashmir art, no stone would be left unturned to promote sector

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan, today chaired separate meetings to review the implementation of CAPEX Budget 2018-19 and 2019-20 of Handicrafts Department, Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation, Handloom Department and Handloom Development Corporations here.
During the meeting, the Advisor took sector wise review of progress of the Departments and Corporations under the CAPEX Budget a


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Chairman, Khadi and Village Industries Commission meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Sh. Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Saxena discussed with Governor about the promotion and implementation of programs for the development of Khadi and other village industries in the rural areas. They also discussed success of KVIC’s efforts on generating capability and


Wednesday, July 17, 2019VC, SKUAST-K meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Prof. Nazeer Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, met Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Prof. Ahmed apprised Governor about various issues of academic and administrative importance relating to the Main and Off-site campuses and to-date status of filling up of va


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Secretary Agri reviews progress at Baramulla

BARAMULLA, JULY 17: Secretary Agriculture Production, Department Manzoor Ahmad Lone today convened a joint meeting of officers of Agriculture, Horticulture and Sericulture Departments at Dak Banglow Baramulla to review the progress achieved under both the sectors in the district.
DDC Baramulla Dr GN Itoo, Director Agriculture Ajaz Altaf Adndrabi, Director Sericulture Reyaz Ahmad Wani, Director H


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Rakesh Jain meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Sh. Rakesh Jain, Akhil Bharatiya Seh Sanyojak, Paryavaran Gatividhi (RSS), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Jain apprised Governor about the activities being undertaken throughout India to generate awareness for saving trees, water and against use of polythene.
Governor appreciated Sh. Jain’s work for preserving the environment and conveyed his


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Chief Secretary sets a target of issuing 55% Golden Cards by 31st Aug, 2019

Till now, 25000 patients have availed benefits of free medical treatment under Ayushman Bharat

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Wednesday chaired a video conference with Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to review the status of implementation of the flagship Health Insurance Scheme-Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), in the state.
Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department Atal Duloo, Director S


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh led delegation meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: A delegation comprising Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Speaker Legislative Assembly; Sh. Shakti Parihar, former Minister and Sh. Daleep Singh, former MLA, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor and Sh. Dilbagh Singh, DGP were present on the occasion.
The delegation expressed its concern regarding growing threats to the safety a


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Chairperson National Council for Teacher Education meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Dr. Satbir Bedi, Chairperson, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the RajBhavan here today.
Dr. Bedi apprised Governor about various ongoing initiatives of the NCTE for improving standards of education system throughout the country and challenges being faced in maintaining the standards of teacher education and teacher education insti


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Advisor Sharma for sustained efforts to tap hydro-electric resources of State

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Advisor to Governor KK Sharma today called for making sustained efforts to fully tap the hydro-electric and other power generating sources to make the State self-sufficient in power generation.
He said such steps would open up employment opportunities and also address the power deficit of the State.
The Advisor was speaking at the Seventh (7th) meeting of Management and Finan


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DDC Ganderbal reviews implementation of SWM

GANDERBAL, JULY 17: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today chaired a meeting to review the implementation of Solid Waste Management (SWM) and discuss existing gaps in the functioning and future plans of scientific disposal of solid waste in the district.
The meeting was informed that 25 Kanal land has been identified at Kohistan Colony, Safapora for the establ


Wednesday, July 17, 2019DDC Budgam visits Hokarsar wetland, reviews dredging of FSC

Directs early demarcation of Hokarsar Wetland, peripheries

BUDGAM, JULY 17: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today conducted an extensive tour of Hokarsar wetland and inspected ongoing dredging work of Flood Spill Channel (FSC) at Hajibagh, Soibugh, Shariefabad, Narbal and Sozieth.
The DDC was accompanied by Regional Wildlife Warden, Kashmir, Rashid Yehya Naqash, ADC Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, SE Hydraulics and E


Wednesday, July 17, 2019India drawn with hosts Qatar in Round 2 of WC qualifiers

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Indian football team has been clubbed in Group E alongside Bangladesh, Oman, Afghanistan and hosts Qatar after the draw for the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar was held at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

The 34 top-ranked Asian sides as per the FIFA world rankings for June are joined in the second ro


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Defending champs Dabang Delhi face Puneri Paltan in UTT opener

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Top Indian and international paddlers will be under the spotlight as the curtain goes up on the third edition of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) here on July 25.

Defending champions Dabang Delhi T.T.C, led by the current highest-ranked Indian Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (No. 24), take on newcomers Puneri Paltan in the opening clash of the tournament.

Delhi come into the


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Inzamam to step down as Pakistan chief selector

Lahore, July 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq on Wednesday announced that he will step down as the chief selector once his tenure ends on July 30.

"I think it is time to step down, I will complete my term that ends on July 30," Dawn quoted Haq as saying in a news conference.

"When I returned (from United Kingdom), I told the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that I did not want


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Euro T20 Slam: Gibbs appointed Rhinos' head coach

Cape Town, July 17 (IANS) Former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs has been appointed as the head coach of Euro T20 Slam franchise Rotterdam Rhinos.

The news was announced on the Euro T20 Slam's official website on Tuesday, reports Sport24.

The tournament will get underway from August 30 and will culminate on September 22. Six teams will participate in the inaugural event, playing in Du


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Surjeet Singh appointed skipper of Puneri Paltan for PKL 7

Pune, July 17 (IANS) Eyeing their maiden title in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), Pune based league outfit Puneri Paltan has appointed defender Surjeet Singh as their captain besides unveiling their new jersey for the seventh season, starting July 20 in Hyderabad.

Speaking on the occasion, former India captain and newly appointed coach of the Paltans, Anup Kumar praised Surjeet and believed the


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Shubhankar star attraction at 148th Open Championship

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Shubhankar Sharma, the lone Indian to qualify for the 148th Open Championship, will be teeing it up at the iconic Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland on Thursday.

Golf's oldest Major Championship will be returning to Royal Portrush Golf Club and Northern Ireland for the first time since 2011. It will be Sharma's second Open Championship appearance after he fi


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Government to amend IBC, raise resolution time frame limit to 330 days

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The government on Wednesday cleared the introduction of seven amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) in the Parliament, including raising maximum resolution time frame limit to 330 days from the current 270 days.

Accordingly, the government is now expected to introduce the IBC (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

"The amendments aim to fill critical gaps in the


Wednesday, July 17, 2019CCEA okays Rs 1,320 cr Sahjanwa-Dohrighat rail link

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) To improve rail connectivity in Uttar Pradesh, the central government here on Wednesday approved construction of 81-km rail track between Sahjanwa and Dohrighat at a cost of around Rs 1,320 crore.

Addressing reporters after the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs' (CCEA) meeting, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, "The CCEA chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi h


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Facebook, T-Hub pick 10 Indian start-ups for support programme

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook and T-Hub, a Hyderabad-based global start-up catalyst, on Wednesday announced the 10 start-ups they have selected for the second edition of their "India Innovation Accelerator" programme.

Announced in May, the programme will support the growth of start-ups focused on finding solutions for social challenges using Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Wednesday, July 17, 2019United to resume flights to India on September 6

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A day after Pakistan withdrew airspace restrictions, the US-based United Airlines said it would resume daily non-stop flight to India on September 6.

"After reviewing and re-evaluating plans, our network operations and planning teams have determined that we will resume daily non-stop service between New York or Newark and Delhi and Mumbai on September 6," the company


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Xiaomi launches Redmi K20, K20 Pro smartphones in India

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi on Wednesday launched two new smartphones -- Redmi K20 and K20 Pro -- in India which are the first flagship series under the Redmi sub-brand.

The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of Redmi K20 Pro is priced at Rs 27,999 while the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant would be available for Rs 30,999.

Redmi K20 with 64GB storage is


Wednesday, July 17, 201994% Indian sales professionals use tech to close deals

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Almost all sales professionals -- 94 per cent -- use technology to close more deals in India and those professionals who rely on sales technology outperform their peers, says a new survey by Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn.

While 93 per cent of modern sales professionals said they are active on LinkedIn for business purposes, many of them als


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Rain turns Delhi weather pleasant, causes traffic jams

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Delhi woke up to a cool and pleasant morning on Wednesday as overnight rain brought the mercury levels down, providing much-needed relief to the people even as it threw the traffic out of gear due to water-logging.

Delhi received 21.6 mm rainfall since Tuesday evening, which led to water-logging in several parts of the city. It also led to traffic congestion on major


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Vinyl stickers on 218 train coaches to remember Kargil heroes

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) As a mark of tribute to the brave soldiers who participated in the 1999 Kargil war, the Indian Railways has decided to display special stickers commemorating the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas in over 218 train coaches.

A senior Railway Ministry official told IANS: "To commemorate the 20th year of the Kargil war, vinyl stickers depicting the bravery and sacrif


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Delayed police action blamed for Tabrez's death in Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 17 (IANS ) A three-member committee, headed by a Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), it its report has blamed the police advisory, delayed police action and lack of suitable medical treatment for death of Tabrez Ansari.

The report was submitted by the government to the Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday. The high court, while hearing a PIL, had sought the report on death of Ansari, ki


Wednesday, July 17, 2019One held guilty in 2008 Scarlett murder case

Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Samson D'Souza, a beach shack worker, accused in the case of sexual assault and subsequent death of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in 2008, was held guilty of all charges including her homicide by the Bombay High Court in Goa on Wednesday.

The other accused Placido Carvalho has been acquitted of all charges.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Scindia leaves palace, interacts with party workers at Congress office

Gwalior, July 17 (IANS) Signalling a change in attitude, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia for the first time interacted with party workers at the Congress office here on Wednesday, and not in his palace.

According to sources, when in Gwalior, Scindia usually prefers meeting people and party leaders at his palace. However, during his two-day visit to the city that began on Wednesday,


Wednesday, July 17, 201910 killed, 24 injured in land dispute clash in UP

Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh), July 17 (IANS) Ten persons were killed and over 24 injured in clashes over a land dispute in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district, officials said.

According to reports, the incident took place on Wednesday afternoon in Murtiya village in Ghorawal when a dispute arose over a land between the Gujjar and Gond communities.

The dispute soon took a violent turn and both t


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh led delegation meets Governor

Srinagar, July 17: A delegation comprising Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Speaker Legislative Assembly; Sh. Shakti Parihar, former Minister and Sh. Daleep Singh, former MLA, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor and Sh. Dilbagh Singh, DGP were present on the occasion.

The delegation expressed its concern regarding growing threats to the safety


Wednesday, July 17, 2019US welcomes Kartarpur corridor construction

New Delhi/Washington, July 17: The US has welcomed the construction of the Kartarpur corridor to link two Sikh shrines across the border between India and Pakistan, saying it supports anything that increases people-to-people ties between the two countries.

US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, responding to a question on the corridor that is set to open in November for the 550th bi


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Jadhav case: Pakistan ignored Vienna convention, bilateral treaty on consular access

New Delhi, July 17: In denying India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage, Pakistan has not only violated the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, Islamabad has also ignored a 2008 bilateral agreement on consular access. Islamabad has also stubbornly refused to agree to a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with India, or e


Wednesday, July 17, 2019VC, SKUAST-K meets Governor

Srinagar, July 17: Prof. Nazeer Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, met Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Prof. Ahmed apprised Governor about various issues of academic and administrative importance relating to the Main and Off-site campuses and to-date status of filling up of


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Sopore Encounter: one militant killed, operation on

Baramulla ; One militant has been killed in an encounter that broke out in Gund Brath area of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Wednesday morning.

Police sources told that the body of the militant was yet to be identified while as searches at the encounter site are still going on.

Earlier, a joint team of Army's 22RR, SoG Sopore launched a cordon and search operation in the a


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed arrested

Islamabad, Jul 17: In Pakistan, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police has arrested Hafiz Saeed from Lahore when he was on his way to Gujranwala.

The arrest comes a day after Pakistan opened its airspace and before Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden trip to the White House to help repair its relationship with the United States, said reports here.

The Imran Khan gov


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Ex-minister & senior PDP leader Khalil Bandh resigns

Srinagar, Jul 17: Former minister and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mohammad Khalil Bandh on Wednesday resigned from the basic membership of the party.

In his resignation letter, Mr Bandh alleged that the PDP has compromised on its basic principles after demise of late Mufti Mohammad Syed and veteran faces were sidelined in decision making process.

“Experienced faces and wisd


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Vet takes to para-gliding to spread FMD awareness in Reasi hills

Jammu, July 17: In a unique move, an Animal Husbandry Department official of J&K's Reasi district has taken to paragliding to reach out to people in difficult hilly terrains to apprise them of the state's free vaccination scheme for cattle to protect them from the foot and mouth disease.

The unique video of district's Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Ramesh Razdan paragliding over hilly hamlets


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Darshan at Amarnath breaks last 4-year record

Srinagar, July 17: With over two lakh pilgrims performing the Amarnath Yatra in the past 16 days, officials said it was the highest number to visit the Himalayan cave shrine during the first forthright in the last four years.

On Wednesday, another batch of 4,584 devotees left Jammu for the valley.

Officials said since July 1 when the pilgrimage started, a total of 2,05,083 pilgrims have pai


Wednesday, July 17, 2019IAF prepared for any kind of warfare: Chief Dhanoa

‘Balakot showed ability of precision bombing’

JAMMU: Asserting that the twenty years after Kargil war have made his force capable to counter any kind of air threat, Air Force Chief B S Dhanoa on Tuesday said that the Balakot strike demonstrated the IAF's ability of precision bombing, even as he stressed that his men are capable of taking part in full spectrum of conflict, ranging from "sub-conventional to nuclear".

He said in case "we hav


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Khan assumes charge as advisor to Governor

SRINAGAR: BJP leader Farooq Khan, who started his career in Jammu and Kashmir as a sub-inspector in 1984 and went on to become inspector general of police, took over as advisor to Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday.

Khan, the governor's fifth advisor, is expected to focus on security and strategic affairs in keeping with the work he has done in the state in the past.

"I am honoured and tha


Wednesday, July 17, 2019K Jadhav’s fate to be decided today

THE HAGUE: The International Court of Justice will deliver on Wednesday its verdict in a case relating to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, whose death sentence by a Pakistani military court based on an "extracted confession" has been questioned by India.
Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" aft


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Five months after Balakot, Pakistan opens airspace for all civilian traffic

Suffering Rs 491 Crore loss, Air India flights pass Pakistan airspace

JAMMU: Asserting that the twenty years after Kargil war have made his force capable to counter any kind of air threat, Air Force Chief B S Dhanoa on Tuesday said that the Balakot strike demonstrated the IAF's ability of precision bombing, even as he stressed that his men are capable of taking part in full spectrum of conflict, ranging from "sub-conventional to nuclear".

He said in case "we have correct coordinates, the Air Force is capable of doing all-weather bombing through clouds".

Early this year, after the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel, the Air Force launched


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Akhnoor flyover: DC reviews progress

JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar today took on-spot review of Flyover project starting off from canal head to Muthi, being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 273 crore.

The government has set Feb 2021 as deadline for the completion of the flyover which forms the part of Jammu–Akhnoor road four laning project.

The DC was accompanied by SDM Jammu Satish Sharma, ACR Chander Prakash Kotwal, officers from NHIDCL besides other senior functionaries of the concerned departments.

The Liaison officer of the executing agency informed the DC about the progress of work achieved s


Wednesday, July 17, 201912 Inspectors transferred

JAMMU: In a lower-rung reshuffle, the Police Headquarters (PHQ) on Tuesday transferred and posted twelve Inspectors of Jammu and Kashmir Police.
As per an official order, Inspector Sanjeev Gupta was transferred from Jammu zone to SKPAU, Inspector Rajesh Kumar from Jammu zone to CID, Inspector Romal Singh from Jammu zone to Security, Inspector Darshan Singh from Jammu zone to Railway, Inspector Vickram Singh from Jammu zone to Vigilance, Inspector Sanjay Kumar from Jammu zone to STC Talwara, Mohd Azeem from Jammu zone to CID, Inspector Tariq Hussain from Jammu zone to Crime, Inspector Deepak


Wednesday, July 17, 2019ASI killed in road mishap

BHADARWAH: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Jammu and Kashmir police was killed Tuesday when his car skidded off the road and fell into a 350-foot gorge in Doda district.

The accident took place when ASI Niaz Ahmad (55), a resident of Beoli village, was on his way to Doda town, they said.

He was posted at police post Dessa.

The officer lost control over the vehicle which fell into the gorge near Doda town, leaving him critically injured, an official said.

The locals took him to a hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead, the official said.

The body has been handed over


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Dineshwar briefs Guv on aspirations of J&K youth

JAMMU: After remaining in sort of exile for the first five months of this year, Center’s special representative for sustained dialogue with various shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma landed in Srinagar Tuesday morning---second time in last 35 days--signaling continuity of Narendra Modi government’s political outreach in the restive state.
Sharma met Governor Satya Pal Malik Raj Bhavan and stressed on the need for taking into account aspirations of youth and students across the State.
According to a government spokesman, “Sharma apprised Governor about his consultations


Wednesday, July 17, 20191931 Martyr’s day | Inquiry ordered over Vikramaditya’s remarks

JAMMU: The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Kishtwar has ordered police to conduct probe against senior Congress leader Vikramaditya Singh for his remarks on ‘Martyr’s Day’ which is observed every year on 13th July.
“Martyrs Day should be honoured for those thousands of heroes who have sacrificed their lives for our Nation. On 13th July 1931, plunder, loot & rape by criminals & jail breakers in Srinagar city was put to an end. It is a blot on J&K that this is glorified as State Martyrs Day,” Vikramadtiya Singh, who was Congress’ candidate from Udhampur parliamentary constituency in recently h


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Wanted ultra among 3 held

JAMMU: A wanted Jaish-e-Mohammad militant with Rs 2 lakh bounty on his head and two more youth who allegedly killed a civilian last month and were on their way to join militants were arrested on Tuesday, whereas a local youth from Pulwama shunned militancy and returned to the mainstream.
A major catch was made by Delhi Police’s Special Cell which nabbed a wanted Jaish-e-Mohammad militant, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, from Srinagar.
According to police, Bashir Ahmad Ponnu was arrested in Srinagar and will be brought to Delhi.
He was an absconding convict in the 2007 UAPA (Unl


Wednesday, July 17, 2019AIIMS Jammu to be functional in Jan 2023; A’pora 2 yrs later

JAMMU: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) being set up at Vijaypur in the Jammu province under the Prime Minister’s developmental package for the state is expected to be completed by January 2023 while its counterpart in Awantipora in south Kashmir is likely to be functional two years later in January 2025, the Centre informed on Tuesday.
Both these prestigious projects are aimed at enhancing the healthcare facilities in the strife-torn State.
Responding to a question in Rajya Sabha, the Minister of State in the ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey s


Wednesday, July 17, 2019Truck rams into ATM, 2 killed in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 17: The potatoes loaded truck rammed into an ATM while two persons were killed and one injured in Channi Himmat area, here.

Police said that one truck loaded with potatoes might had a brake failure.

"The truck rammed into the ATM booth of J&K Bank in Channi Himmat area following which, the driver and helper of the vehicles, got buried under the debris," police said.

They adde


Wednesday, July 17, 2019'Hanuman Chalisa' recited on UP road to oppose 'namaaz' on streets

Hathras (Uttar Pradesh), July 17: Activists of religious group Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) have registered their opposition to offering 'namaaz' on the streets by reciting "Hanuman Chalisa" on the road in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras.

According to reports, a group of HYV activists sat outside a Hanuman temple in Sikandrarau area and recited the "Hanuman Chalisa" repeatedly for over an hour on Tuesday e


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Forest Dept Jammu holds series of plantation drives

JAMMU, JULY 16: The Forest Department continued its plantation in various districts of Jammu region by collaborating with the various agencies and locals. Billawar Forest Division took up plantation in Panchayat Badola and the concerned Sarpanch, Panchs, Elders, women folk and children participated along with the staff of the forest division in planting local species.
Batote Forest Division co


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, JULY 16: According to Chief Engineer, Electric Maintt and R. E. Wing Jammu, the power supply to Seora and its adjoining areas fed from 33/11 KV Receiving Station Seora emanating from 132/33 KV Grid Station Lalyana shall remain affected on July 17 from 08 am to 04 pm.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Director Horticulture Jammu inspects developmental activities in District Ramban

JAMMU, JULY 16: Director Horticulture Jammu, Raj Kumar Katoch conducted extensive tour of District Ramban and inspected High Density Apple Plantation at Fruit plant Nursery Nagam, Banihal along with other components like piped water distribution system, working shed etc.
During the tour he exhorted upon walnut grafting and laying focus on walnut and high density apple plantation.
He also visi


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Div Com reviews progress on Ring Road project

JAMMU JULY 16: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma today reviewed the progress of work on Ring Road project, here at a meeting of concerned officers.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, Project Director NHAI, Ajay Kumar Rajak, Sub Divisional Magistrate Jammu South, Srikant Side, and other concerned officers while Deputy Commissioner Samba attended the m


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Over 37 deputations, 38 individuals meet Advisor Kumar at Srinagar, project demands

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, today interacted with scores of deputations and listened to their issues and problems during his weekly public hearing programme at Governor’s Grievance Cell, Church Lane, Sonawar here.
During the public hearing programme, over 37 deputations and 38 individuals met the Advisor and apprised him with their issues, grievances and sought his i


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Sh. Navin Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Choudhary briefed Governor about important initiatives taken in regard to industrial promotion, enhancing entrepreneurial environment and advancing the growth of cottage and village industries and the handicrafts and the handloom sector in the


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Dineshwar Sharma meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Sh. Dineshwar Sharma, Union Special Representative for Dialogue in J&K, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Sharma apprised Governor about his consultations with a cross section of society in the State and emphasised the need for taking into account aspirations of youth and students across the State.
They also discussed about the ongoing Shri Amar


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Advisor Khan meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Sh. Farooq Khan, newly appointed Advisor to Governor J&K, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Governor and Sh. Khan discussed wide ranging issues relating to the developmental scenario and security situation in the State.
Governor congratulated Sh. Khan for his new appointment and wished him a successful tenure ahead.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Jio furthers its commitment to reduce gender gap in digital adoption

Joins GSMA’s Connected Women Initiative to promote gender inclusivity in internet usage

Mumbai, 15 July 2019: Jio, the world’s largest mobile data network, has today announced that it has partnered with GSMA’s Connected Women Initiative to bridge the gender gap in digital adoption and digital literacy among women in India. Jio and GSMA will work towards empowering more women with increased access to, and use of, life-enhancing digital services.

The recent accelerated adoption of


Tuesday, July 16, 2019PMKKKY scheme: Over Rs 4.90 lakh royalty collected by District Mineral Foundation Trust Kishtwar

DDC reviews implementation

KISHTWAR, JULY 16: District Mineral Foundation Trust Kishtwar, constituted in the run up to the launch of Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY), has collected over Rs 4.90 lakh royalty in last financial year.
District Development Commissioner (DDC), Angrez Singh Rana chaired a meeting with members of DMFT to discuss the modalities for effective implementation of the Pradhan Ma


Tuesday, July 16, 2019DC Reasi felicitates Olympic qualifier athlete

REASI, JULY 16: Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Indu Kanwal Chib today felicitated archer Rakesh Kumar at her office chambers here today.
Rakesh is a para athlete and has represented India at a number of national as well as international archery championships. Most recently, Rakesh participated in Para Archery World Championship and Para Olympic Games Secondary Quota Tournament, from June 3 to 9, w


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Reasi Admin starts preparation for I-Day celebrations

REASI, JULY 16: District Administration Reasi today started preparation for Independence Day celebrations.
Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib chaired a meeting of heads of line departments, Police and paramilitary forces and discussed with them the arrangements to be put in place.
Major issues discussed included seating arrangement, traffic management, emergency services, decoration, se


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Government Degree College Nagrota starts functioning

JAMMU, JULY 16: The first academic session of the newly established Government Degree College Nagrota started today with the enrollment of 76 students, even as the admissions are still on to enroll more students.
Secretary Higher Education Department Talat Parvez Rohella inaugurated the session in presence of Director College Development Council University of Jammu Prof. R.K Ganjoo and Pri


Tuesday, July 16, 2019DC Jammu inspects progress on Akhnoor Flyover project

Reviews implementation of Pension Schemes, ABPMAY

JAMMU, JULY 16: Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar today took on-spot review of Flyover project starting off from canal head to Muthi, being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 273 crore.
The government has set Feb 2021 as deadline for the completion of the flyover which forms the part of Jammu–Akhnoor road four laning project.
The DC was accompanied by SDM Jammu Satish Sharma, ACR


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Div Com listens to issues of Muslim Federation Samba

JAMMU JULY 16: Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma today interacted with a delegation of Muslim Federation Samba and concerned officers to discuss issues and demands raised by the representatives.
The major issues raised in the meeting were eviction of encroachment of Auqaf Land, development of sports facilities and shortage of drinking water in some villages of district Samba.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2019

Shri Amarnathji Yatra crosses 2 lakh mark on 16th day of Yatra

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: On the 16th day of the ongoing Yatra, 11,538 Yatris paid obeisance at Holy Cave and, till date, 2,05,083Yatris had received darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Handicrafts Deptt organizes artisan awareness, registration camp at Bandipora

BANDIPORA, JULY 16: Handicrafts Department Bandipora today organized a day-long artisan awareness-cum-registration camp here.
During the awareness camp various craft instructors created awareness about various crafts including Sozni, carpet weaving, wood carving, chain stitch, Aari staple, Gabba training, staple embroidery and other crafts.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019SCPWCR takes cognizance of Ramban, Budgam incidents

SRINAGAR, JULY-16: The State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights (SCPWCR) Tuesday took cognizance of two different incidents in Ramban and Budgam districts and has sought action taken report from the concerned regarding the same.
“In Ramban district, reportedly a teenage girl Failti Maitra, set her ablaze at her home under mysterious circumstances last Thursday in which she got


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Gyal Wangyal inaugurates pedestrian friendly pilot Chanspa road

LEH, JULY 16: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor (CEC), LAHDC, Leh Gyal P Wangyal today inaugurated the pedestrian friendly Chanspa road in presence of Deputy Commissioner, Leh Avny Lavasa and President, Municipal Committee, Leh Dr Ishey Namgyal.
The half kilometer Chanspa road has been given a face-lift under Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Town (UIDSSMT) at th


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Director Agri inaugurates upgraded Centre at Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, JULY 16: Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi today inaugurated upgraded Farmers Training and Education Centre (FTEC) at Ganderbal.
While giving a detail regarding working of FTEC, Director said, that skill development is a key to farmers prosperity and FTEC is a bridge between a farmer and the department. He directed the field functionaries working in FTEC to show


Tuesday, July 16, 2019ADC reviews implementation of PM-SYM pension scheme in Budgam

BUDGAM JULY 16: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Budgam Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani today convened a meeting of officers to take department wise review of the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan Dhan (PM-SYM) pension scheme across the district.
Among others, the meeting was attended by ACR Zaffar Shawl and various district officers.
ADC directed concerned departments to cover all genui


Tuesday, July 16, 2019DC reviews working of Revenue Department in Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JULY 16: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Khalid Jahangir today reviewed the working of Revenue Department in a meeting of Tehsildars, Naib – Tehsildars, GQs and Patwaries of Pahalgam and Shangus Tehsils.
Threadbare discussions with regard to intensifying the drive against encroachments, updation and completion of Jamabandis, writing of Girdawaris, attestation of pending mutations, i


Tuesday, July 16, 201913th batch of 304 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

BUDGAM, JULY 11: Thirteenth batch of pilgrims consisting of 304 Hujaj Kiram, 13 male and 141 female today left for Saudi Arabia in two Spice Jet Flights from Srinagar International Airport.
The Hajj Pilgrims were seen off at airport by officials of District Administration Budgam, Hajj Committee Officers/Officials and other concerned.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Secy RDD reviews implementation of ‘Umeed’ scheme in Jammu division

JAMMU, JULY 16: Secretary Rural Development Department, Sheetal Nanda, today convened a meeting here to take a detailed stock of implementation of ‘Umeed’ Scheme in the Jammu division under Jammu Kashmir State Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKSRLM).
Mission Director JKSRLM, Abdul Rashid War, Chief Executive Officer JKMPCL, Manoj Kumar and other concerned officials were also present in the meeting.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Teachings of saints, seers more relevant today: Advisor Sharma

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Advisor to Governor, KK Sharma on Tuesday said that the teachings of our saints and seers are more relevant in today’s world and we should preach mutual brotherhood and compassion which would be our contribution to humanity and a better tomorrow.
Attending a religious function here today, the Advisor said religious festivities help us to explore the teachings of our saints a


Tuesday, July 16, 2019England took trophy, but India owned WC 2019 on Twitter

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) After six weeks of action-packed cricket, England emerged as the world champions after beating New Zealand in a close game ending with a Super Over. Sundays final was one of the most nail-biting games this Cricket World Cup has seen, with everything coming down to the last ball.

This World Cup season, cricket fans from all over the world came to Twitter to talk about


Tuesday, July 16, 2019DSport to broadcast draw for Asian qualifiers of 2022 FIFA WC

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) DSport will broadcast the Round 2 draw for the Asian qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 preliminary competition.

The draw will be broadcast to the Indian audience on DSport from 2.30 p.m. on July 17, 2019.

Commenting on the deal on behalf of DSport the official broadcaster, R.C. Venkateish, MD and CEO, LexSportel, said: "This is a big opportunity for us. F


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Tendulkar remembers coach Achrekar on Guru Purnima

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar on the occasion of Guru Purnima on Tuesday.

"Guru is the one who removes the darkness of ignorance in the student. Thank you Achrekar Sir for being that Guru & guide to me and making me what I am today," Tendulkar tweeted.

Achrekar, who trained Tendulkar and his friend Vinod Kambli,


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Mortaza remains captain as Bangladesh name squad for SL tour

Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Mashrafe Mortaza was named in the squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka by the Bangladesh Cricket Board and will continue to lead the team, according to a Cricbuzz report.

As per reports in the Bangladesh media, the board gave a break to their World Cup star Shakib Al Hasan, who finished the competition with 606 runs and 11 wickets and Liton Das, who also had a decent


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Zsirkretak from Hungary win World Finals of Neymar Jr's Five

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Neymar Jr took to the field for the first time since his injury at the Copa America as the two strongest five-a-side football teams in the world were crowned at the Red Bull Neymar Jr's Five World Final in Praia Grande, Brazil.

After games at the World Finals played on July 12 and 13, Hungary (Mixed) and Slovakia (Women's) came out on top at the Instituto Projeto Neym


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Dream11 becomes official fantasy game partner for ECL

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Fantasy sports platform Dream11 on Tuesday announced its exclusive partnership with the European Cricket League (ECL), the new Champions League of European Cricket.

Dream11 will be the ‘Official Fantasy Game' of the tournament. The inaugural edition of the international league will kick off from July 29 at the prestigious La Manga Club in Spain. This first edition of the


Tuesday, July 16, 2019itel smartphone signs up as official partner for UP Yoddha

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) itel, one of the leading mobile brands in sub-5K category from TRANSSION Holdings, on Tuesday announced its association as the official partner of UP Yoddha, one of the leading teams at Pro Kabaddi League. As a part of the partnership, UP Yoddha players will sport itel branded team jersey during the matches.

Team UP Yoddha also announced defender Nitesh Kumar as the c


Tuesday, July 16, 2019NZ players should be proud of their WC show: Vettori

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori feels the Black Caps should be proud of their journey in the recently concluded World Cup and take the positives of the game ahead.

In his column for the International Cricket Council (ICC), Vettori praised both England and New Zealand for showing a good fight in the final of the showpiece event.

"Both teams were incredibl


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Grass tasted like never before: Djokovic post Wimbledon win

London, July 16 (IANS) Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic believes that the summit clash at the just concluded Wimbledon against Roger Federer was a "match that had ever everything" and will be remembered forever.

Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon title defeating Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) in a marathon final that lasted for more than four hours on Sunday. The match, which wa


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Black Caps homecoming ceremony on hold

Wellington, July 16 (IANS) The homecoming ceremony for New Zealand's World Cup squad has been put on hold due to some "logical complications".

On Sunday, Kane Williamson's men lost an opportunity to win their first World Cup after they suffered a defeat to England on count of boundaries in the summit clash at Lord's. Both the teams could not be separated after 100 overs and also tied the Super


Tuesday, July 16, 2019TECNO's flagship Phantom 9 debuts on Flipkart at Rs 14,999

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings' smartphone brand TECNO Mobile on Tuesday said its flagship smartphone Phantom 9 will be available on Flipkart starting July 17.

Priced at Rs 14,999, TECNO Phantom 9 comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor, 6.4-inch Full HD+ Amoled display, 6GB RAM and 32MP selfie camera.

The first smartphone under Rs 15,000 segment to offer i


Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Yes Bank logs sharp gains, ends 12% higher

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Private lender, Yes Bank on Tuesday logged sharp gain on the BSE over reports that the company is set to get capital infusion from a US-based private equity investor, however, the company termed it "speculative".

Yes Bank scrips gained 11.48 per cent to Rs 103.90 apeice after hitting an intra-day high of Rs 106.30.

Denying the reports of capital infusion, the bank sai


Tuesday, July 16, 2019OPPO appoints Sumit Walia as VP product, marketing in India

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Aiming to strengthen its product offering and build stronger connect with the Indian consumers, Chinese handset maker OPPO on Tuesday announced Sumit Walia as its Vice President, Product and Marketing.

Walia will focus on building and growing the brand in the highly-competitive mobile handset space in the country, the company said in a statement.

"At OPPO, we are c


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Laughing with tears of joy most-used emoji in India

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Love laughing with tears of joy and blowing kisses with your emoticons? Well, so do most Indians on various social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and dating apps, a new report said on Tuesday.

The report by tech company Bobble AI, launched ahead of World Emoji Day on Wednesday, places the "tears of joy" and "blowing a kiss" emoji faces as the top two used in


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Sensex up 200 pts, Nifty above 11,650

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Sensex was trading over 200 points during the afternoon session of the trade on Tuesday, after openning higher.

Buying was seen across sectors except IT.

The IT index was dragged down by the TCS, which was trading nearly 1.7 per cent lower following a sharp rise in Infosys.

The IT major, Infosys, had closed over 7 per cent higher on Monday on the back of strong qu


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Amazon Alexa may come to Windows 10's lock screen

San Francisco, July 16 (IANS) Tech giant Microsoft would allow Amazon's voice assistant Alexa to activate on the lock screen in the next update to Windows 10.

Microsoft's new update follows changes to Cortana in Windows 10, as it moves to a separate app in the Microsoft Store and away from the built-in search experience in the operating system, The Verge reported on Monday.

By putting Alex


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Tight liquidity dents June PV retail sales: FADA

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Tight liquidity conditions, along with a delay in Monsoon, dented consumer sentiment and dragged passenger vehicle (PV) retail sales lower by 4.6 per cent on a year-on-year basis in June.

According to data furnished by Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), passenger vehicle retail sales last month declined to 224,755 units from 235,539 units reported f


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Google's 'Internet Saathis' now cover 2.6 lakh Indian villages

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Google Indias ‘Internet Saathi programme aimed to empower rural women how to use the Internet has now added two more states -- Punjab and Odisha -- thus reaching 2.6 lakh villages in 20 states, the company announced on Tuesday.

Launched as a pilot project in 2015 along with Tata Trusts, ‘Internet Saathi' programme focuses on educating women how to use the Internet, wh


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Qlik appoints Ankur Goel as MD for India

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Data analytics and business intelligence platform Qlik on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ankur Goel as its Managing Director for India.

"Data is the one link that can enable enterprises, institutions, and projects to make sense of the fragmented, diverse, and complex Indian market. I look forward to contributing to the company's growth in India, as well as its l


Tuesday, July 16, 2019BJP high command upset over Devprayag distillery

Dehradun, July 16 (IANS) The BJP high command is miffed over Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat's decision to permit a private distillery in the holy area of Devprayag where the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet to form the Ganga, top party sources said on Tuesday.

The high command is closely monitoring the developments in the state and the Chief Minister is under attack from


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Tiger kills, eats man in Corbett Reserve

Dehradun, July 16 (IANS) A man was killed by a tiger in Kalagarh area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand's Kumaon region, forest officials said on Tuesday.

Sohan Singh, a daily wager, was attacked and killed by the tiger on Monday evening and his half-eaten body was later recovered from the thick forests, where the tiger had dragged it.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Jailed Saravana Bhavan owner can be sent to private hospital: Madras HC

Chennai, July 16 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday allowed Saravana Bhavan owner P. Rajagopal, who is undergoing a life term for murder, to be admitted in a private hospital.

Hearing a petition filed by Rajagopal's son R. Saravanan, the court allowed Rajagopal to be shifted from the government Stanley Hospital, where he was being treated in the prison ward, to a private hospital.



Tuesday, July 16, 2019Zakir, Sonal made Sangeet Natak Akademi fellows, 44 conferred 2018 awards

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and eminent classical dancers Sonal Mansingh, Jatin Goswami (Sattriya) and K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai (Bharatanatyam) were conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi's prestigious fellowships on Tuesday. The Akademi also announced 44 recipients of its awards for the year 2018.

The names were chosen at the Akademi meeting held on June 26 at Guwahati


Tuesday, July 16, 2019No proposal from Centre on atomic energy units: Punjab CM

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he was yet to receive any proposal from the Central government for establishment of atomic energy units at the Bathinda and Ropar power plants.

At the same time, the Chief Minister said he had never had any problems working with the Centre.

Cordial relations between the Central and state governments were importa


Tuesday, July 16, 2019IAF can fight entire spectrum of warfare: Dhanoa

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is prepared to fight the entire spectrum of warfare, be it an all-out war, a skirmish like the Kargil conflict or retaliation to a terrorist attack, Air Chief Marshal B.S.Dhanoa said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a seminar to mark the 20th anniversary of Operation Safed Sagar, the air operation during the Kargil war, the IAF Chief said: "It was fo


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Bihar flood: 25 killed, over 2.5mn affected

Patna, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday confirmed 25 deaths due to flood in Bihar. The situation continues to remain grim with over 2.5 million people affected, officials said.

Nitish Kumar had carried out an aerial survey of the flood-affected Seemanchal and Koshi regions on Sunday and Monday. He told the Assembly on Tuesday that relief and rescue operations were underway


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Swatantra Dev Singh is new UP BJP chief

Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh has been appointed the Bharatiya Janata Party's state president, replacing Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey.

Pandey, who was also earlier the deputy chief minister, was inducted in the Union Cabinet, necessitating a change of guard in the state.

Singh, 54, has been the OBC face of the party in the state and


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Rs 1,400 cr tourism projects approved for NE in 5 years

Agartala/New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Union Tourism Ministry had sanctioned Rs 1,400 crore projects in the eight northeastern states under the Swadesh Darshan scheme in the past five years, said Pratima Bhowmik, a Tripura MP, on Tuesday quoting Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel.

Replying to a question by Bhowmik in the Lok Sabha on Monday, the Tourism Minister said his Ministry had t


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Congress gave 70 flyovers in 15 years, AAP built 23 since 2015: Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday inaugurated a 2.7-km signal-free flyover on Rao Tula Ram Marg (RTR), which will ease traffic flow in South Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister claimed that his government had built 23 flyovers since 2015, while the Congress gave Delhi 70 flyovers in 15 years.

"In 15 years, Congress' Sheila Dikshit gov


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Drug peddler nabbed with opium in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 16: A drug peddler with contraband of opium was arrested in Greater Kailash area here on Tuesday.

"Police during naka checking stopped one Motorcycle and on search, 300 grams of Opium was recovered from the possession of the bike rider identified as Sunil Kumar alias Shella, resident Nanak Nagar, Jammu," police here said.

They said that a case under NDPS Act has been registered


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Try 'BODMAS' method to solve this viral math equation

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) If you are baffled by a viral mathematical equation that has taken the social media platforms by storm, you do not actually need to go too far but to check it with your Maths teacher at school.

The debate started on Twitter after a science enthusiast KJ Cheetham posted a Maths equation -- 230-220x0.5 and declared "5!" as its answer.

"A Maths meme that is actually


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Govt neglecting ASHA workers, alleges Tarigami

Srinagar, Jul 16: State Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) president Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday accused the government of totally neglecting the women working as ASHAs, despite starting the National Rural Health Mission with much fanfare.

''The government must provide a dignified monthly honorarium to these activists who essentially act as backbone of the health structure in rural


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Separatist leader Inqilabi again booked under PSA

Srinagar, Jul 16: Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Chairman Abdul Samad Inqilabi has again been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) even as he remained lodged in a jail in Jammu.
Meanwhile, a local court has directed jail authorities to provide medical treatment to Mr Inqilabi, who is allegedly suffering from multiple ailments.

A spokesperson for slami Tanzeem-e-Azadi said Mr Inqilabi has been booked


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Unidentified male body recovered from Jehlum in north Kashmir

Srinagar: An unidentified male body was recovered from a Jehlum at Shadipora village of Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday.

Reports said that some locals spotted the body lying in the river Jehlum in Shadipora area of Sumbal and immediately informed the police about it.

Soon after being informed, a police team reached the spot and recovered the body, they said.

A pol


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Centre's response sought on plea for linking property to Aadhaar

New Delhi, July 16: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking directions to the government to link movable and immovable property documents of citizens with their Aadhaar number to curb corruption, black money generation and benami transaction.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and including Justice C. Harishankar, issued


Tuesday, July 16, 2019'Jai Shri Ram' used as signature slogan to instill fear among people, alleges Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 16: Reacting to reports that a Muslim cleric was attacked in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram', former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said it is sad to see Lord Ram’s name being used to install fear among the people as he has always been revered and loved because of his values and principles.

Ms Mehbooba, the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), all


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Mehbooba welcomes Geelani's statement on KPs return to Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 16: Welcoming the statement of hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani that ‘he wholeheartedly wants the Kashmiri Pandits to return and live in the valley’, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that it is a sentiment that is shared by Kashmiri Muslims.

Ms Mufti, who is the former chief minister of J&K, said the vacuum cr


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Youth shuns militancy, returns to mainstream in Pulwama: Police

Srinagar, Jul 16: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed that a youth, who had joined militant ranks, has shunned the path of violence and returned to mainstream in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.

With this, police said, about four youths from Pulwama have left militancy and joined mainstream since April.

''One more youth from Pulwama has shunned the path of violence and returned to


Tuesday, July 16, 2019CRPF troopers praised for saving girl from drowning in J&K

Srinagar, July 16: The brave efforts of two CRPF troopers who saved a girl from drowning in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district was praised by locals and the twitterati on Tuesday.

On Monday, the troopers, M.G. Naidu and Nalla Upendra, immediately jumped into the stream when they saw 14-year-old Nigeena being washed away by powerful currents.

The girl would have drowned, had not been fo


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Police arrests two persons in Baramulla, recovers pistol

Srinagar, July 16: Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in the last month’s killing of a Shopkeeper in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A police officer told that the youth Aquib Bashir and Auqib Shalla of Chesti Colony Baramulla was arrested recently and one pistol was recovered by a team of 46RR, SOG and CRPF on their disclosure from an orchard in their native vi


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Two Burglars Arrested Recovered Stolen Property in Safapora Ganderbal

SAFAPORA: On credible information of locals that two persons intruded in to water pump station, have stolen water pipes worth 20000 rupees.

Accordingly, Ganderbal Police acted swiftly and a Police party headed by SHO Safapora INSP Maseer Asgar rushed the spot and arrested two accused namely (01) Manzoor Ahmad Guroo S/O: Ab. Aziz Guroo (02) Arif Ahmad Guroo S/O: Bashir Ahmad Guroo both


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Police Officer killed in road mishap

Jammu, July 16: A person was killed in a road accident when the vehicle he was traveling in skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge on Bhrath road in Doda district.

Reports said that the vehicle bearing Registration number JK-06A 4758 (Alto) met the accident near gas agency on Bharth road after it skidded off the road resulting into the death of one person identified as Niyaz Ahmad


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Bhoomi, navgrah pujan and dhawajarohan performed on Ashad Purnima

Srinagar, Jul 16: The age-old traditional rituals 'bhoomi-pujan', 'navgrah pujan' and 'dhawajarohan' connected with commencement of annual 'Chhari-Mubarak' were being performed at Pahalgam in the south Kashmir on auspicious occasion of 'Ashad-Purnima' (Vyas-Purnima) on Tuesday.

About 1.95 lakh pilgrims, including women and sadhus, have darshan at the cave shrine since the commencement of the


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Bill to strengthen NIA passed in LS; to finish off terror: HM

JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency which has remained at the forefront to curb to a significant extent the terror and its funding in Jammu and Kashmir is set to get more powers, as Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to make amendments to the NIA Act.

Home Minister Amit Shah, under whose command, a new focus has been seen in Centre’s Kashmir Policy, asserted that the law will be used to f


Tuesday, July 16, 2019JJB gives CB 2 weeks’ time as HC yet to decide on age

Rasana Accused’s Trial

JAMMU: A juvenile justice board hearing the case of the eighth accused in the gangrape and murder of a minor girl in Rasana village of Kathua has pushed further the commencement to trial by two weeks, after the State Crime Branch moved before it a plea seeking deferment of the trial as the state high court is yet to decide whether the accused is a minor or not.

There were 8 accused in the case which had shocked the entire nation in January 2018. Six of them were convicted and seventh was acquitted by Pathankot District and Sessions Court last month, whereas the fate of the last one—who wa


Tuesday, July 16, 2019School holidays extended, will reopen on Jul 22

JAMMU: Bringing joy to school children in summer zone of Jammu Division, the state government on Monday extended the summer vacations for one week. The schools were earlier scheduled to open on Tuesday, July 16.

“The government has extended summer vacations for students. The Schools will reopen on next Monday, the 22nd of July,” Director School Education Anuradha Gupta said.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Pak infiltrator shot dead at IB

JAMMU: Alert troops of Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday shot dead a Pakistani intruder while he was trying to cross the International Border in Ramgarh sector of Samba district.

The incident took place around 3 am when a man in his 60's was trying to sneak into the Indian territory near the S M Pura border post in Ramgarh sector.

A Defence spokesman here said that in the intervening ni


Tuesday, July 16, 2019New rules for livestock transport could help check bovine smuggling effectively

JAMMU: Even though the state government has charted out an animal-friendly set of rules for the livestock transport in consonance with central laws, if implemented effectively, these rules could help check the bovine smuggling which has been a major cause of communal tensions across the State, every now and then.

Host to different communities across the three regions, each with its varied and


Tuesday, July 16, 2019MoU signed, J&K Hospitals await eleven AMRIT centers

JAMMU: The union health ministry, despite signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state health department more than a month back, has failed to open Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) centers under central government’s flagship health scheme in the designated hospitals of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The space has been provided to the union health ministry in t


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Amarnath Yatra set to breach two Lakh mark today, 5210 more leave

SRINAGAR: A total of 10,833 pilgrims paid obeisance at the naturally formed ice lingam in the cave shrine of Amarnath on Monday, taking the total visitors this year to 1,93,545, even as the 14th batch of 5210 pilgrims left Jammu for the twin base camps of Baltal and Pahalgam in Kashmir.

This year’s pilgrimage is likely to cross 2 lakh mark on Tuesday, the fastest since 2015. It has taken 23 da


Tuesday, July 16, 20193 pilgrims die, toll 16

SRINAGAR: Three Amarnath pilgrims died in the past 24 hours en route to the holy 3,880 metre-high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the death toll in this year's pilgrimage to 17.

A woman pilgrim Sunder Devi, 63, from Rajasthan died at the Baltal base camp due to a cardiac arrest, while a male pilgrim Ajay Malvia, 35, from Madhya Pradesh collapsed while moving towards the base cam


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Delhi to Katra in eight hours, thrice a week, likely by Aug

Courtesy: Second Vande Bharat Express

JAMMU: The much-awaited second Vande Bharat Express will be run on the high traffic Delhi-Katra route three days a week, and three halting station enroute, likely from next month.

The Delhi-Katra route has been chosen by the Railway Board in a bid to capitalise on the high traffic volume owing to the Vaishno Devi temple pilgrimage which witnesses over 80 lakh devotees visiting the holy town in


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Shuja elected President in maiden KPC elections

SRINAGAR: In the maiden election of Kashmir Press Club (KPC), Shuja-ul-Haq was elected as President and Moazam Mohammad as Vice Presiden, even as candidates backed by Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) emerge victorious on 10 of 11 posts, barring that of President.

Haq won by a single vote from Haroon Rasheed who was backed by KEG, while Zulfikar Majid—third candidate in the fray remained far off.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019With no check on Chenab, Tawi pollution, NGT doubles fine on Gammon India, HCC

Both Contractors asked to deposit Rs 2 Cr each in 2 weeks

JAMMU: Noting the violations of its orders, and failure to deposit the earlier fines imposed by it, the NGT has doubled the penalty slapped on Gammon India Limited and Hindustan Construction Company Limited to Rs 2 crore each, for damaging the environment by dumping construction debris into Chenab and Tawi rivers for construction on a stretch of the Udhampur-Banihal National Highway in Jammu and


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Technical glitch calls off Chandrayaan-2’s launch

SRIHARIKOTA: The launch of India's second mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2, was called off due to a technical snag less than an hour before blast-off on Monday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

The countdown to the launch of Chandrayaan-2, on board the GSLV Mk-III rocket, was scheduled for 2.51 am. It was stopped 56 minutes and 24 seconds before lift-off at 1.55 am followi


Tuesday, July 16, 20192 CRPF jawans save girl from drowning

To be awarded DG commendation disc

SRINAGAR: A 14-year-old girl was rescued from drowning in a stream in Baramulla district, thanks to two CRPF constables who jumped into the gushing waters in the nick of time. The chief of the force has declared that the bravehearts will be rewarded with DG commendation disc for their self-less act of bravery.

The minor, Nageena, slipped into the fast moving stream at Tangmarg and was washed away by the strong currents, the officials said.

They said a group of six Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, who were nearby, rushed to save the girl.

While two constables waded thro


Tuesday, July 16, 201923 killed in PoK floods

ISLAMABAD: At least 23 people were killed and several others are missing after a cloudburst caused flash flood in the Neelum Valley of the Pakistan occupied Kashmir, officials said.

A large number of homes in the Laswa area of the Valley were damaged and dozens of people were swept away in the flooding caused by relentless rainfall after the cloudburst over night.

"The Laswa area of the valley was badly hit where many house were swept away. There were also reports of landsliding in some areas. A total of 23 people have been killed," Syed Al-Rehman Qureshi, Director of Operations, State


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Eleven killed in Gujarat road mishap

BHUJ: Eleven people, including three women and as many children, died in a road accident near here in Gujarat's Kutch district Monday, police said.

Six others were injured in the mishap which took place on the Bhuj-Nakhatrana highway near Mankuwa village in Bhuj taluka when a speeding truck hit an autorickshaw and a motorcycle while trying to overtake another vehicle, a police official said.

The victims, most of them daily wage workers originally hailing from neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, were returning to their homes in Bhuj after a temple visit, he said.

"While the deceased were ret


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Solan toll rises to 14, 13 soldiers

SHIMLA: Fourteen people died and 28 others were injured after a multi-storey building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district, officials said Monday.

The bodies of 13 Army personnel of 4 Assam Regiment from nearby Dagshai Cantonment and a civilian were extricated from the debris, they said.

Twenty-eight people, including 17 Army personnel and 11 civilians, were injured after the four-storey building, which housed a restaurant, collapsed on the Nahan-Kumarhatti Road on Sunday evening following heavy rains.

The rescue operation ended at about 4 pm on Monday, Solan Additional Su


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Couple found dead at home

JAMMU: A couple was found dead under suspicious circumstances at their house on the outskirts of Jammu on Monday.

The bodies of Naveen Sharma, a caterer, and his wife Poonam, were recovered from their house in Greater Kailash, police said.

While Sharma's body was hanging from his room's ceiling, Poonam was found lying dead, they said.
A team of forensic experts was called to examine the place and later the bodies were sent for post-mortem, the officials said.

"The bodies have been shifted to the mortuary for postmortem while a case under relevant sections has been registered and inv


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Pak opens its air space, India says its "Islamabad's decision"

New Delhi, Jul 16: Pakistan has decided to open its airspace for 'all type of civili traffic' with immediate effect making a sort of climbdown from its July 12 stance that it would not do so until India withdraws all its fighter planes from the Indo-Pak border.

Pakistan's aviation authority on Tuesday lifted its ban on all civilian flights following months of restrictions which were imposed af


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Delhi Police arrests JeM terrorist from Srinagar

New Delhi, July 16: The Delhi Police have arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist from Srinagar, it said on Tuesday.

The terrorist has been identified as Basir Ahmad Ponnu, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh, said Sanjeev Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special cell.

Ahmad along with three other JeM terrorists -- Shahid Gafoor, Fayaz Ahmed Lone, Abdul Majid Baba -- were apprehended by


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Over 1.90 lakh perform Amarnath Yatra in 15 days

Jammu, July 16: Over 1.90 lakh pilgrims performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in 15 days as another batch of 3,967 yatris left Jammu for the Valley on Tuesday.

Officials of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), which manages the affairs of the annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Cave shrine, said since it started on July 1 this year, 1,93,545 pilgrims had darshan inside the Cave shrine over the past


Monday, July 15, 2019Special camps for enrolment under pension schemes held at Rajouri

RAJOURI, JULY15: Aimed to bring eligible left out beneficiaries under the ambit of various pension schemes being implemented in the district, the district administration organised special camps in all tehsil headquarters in the district.
The purpose of these camps was to list the deserving persons through active involvement of PRIs for providing them benefits of National Social Assistance Prog


Monday, July 15, 2019Budha Amarnath Yatra: DDC visits Nowshera to take stock of arrangements

RAJOURI, JULY 15: In order to ensure convenient and comfortable halt of pilgrims at Nowshera during Shri Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra-2019, District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today visited the site to take first hand appraisal of utilities at the Yatra ground.
The DDC was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Nowshera, Sukh Dev Singh Samyal Executive Engineer PWD Nowshe


Monday, July 15, 2019DDC Rajouri reviews BRO’s mega road projects

Asks officers to ensure repair of Rajouri-Thanamandi Road in one week

RAJOURI, JULY15: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today convened a meeting with the officials of Border Road Organisation to review progress on mega road projects being executed by BRO.
District Development Commissioner took a detailed review of roads being maintained and executed by BRO in the district including Rajouri-Thanamandi Road, Rajouri-Poonch Highway, Kalakote


Monday, July 15, 2019Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched at Bandipora

BANDIPORA, JULY 15: The district administration Bandipora on Monday launched Jal Shakti Abhiyan in the district with an aim to make coordinated efforts to conserve water.
In this regard, the administration organised a rally to create awareness about the importance of water conservation.
The rally was flagged of from Girls Higher Secondary School Bandipora and was attended by students from vario


Monday, July 15, 2019Rohit Kansal reviews progress of on-going schemes, programmes

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring, & Social Welfare, Rohit Kansal Monday held a review meeting with the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to assess the progress on various programmes and schemes in the State.
The DCs through video conferencing gave an account of the progress of schemes and also gave suggestions about the betterment of various policies. Officer


Monday, July 15, 2019Launch crusade against encroachers: Div Com to DCs

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all Deputy Commissioners of the valley to launch a crusade against encroachers and illegal occupants on State and Kacharaie land especially on high-value land across the Kashmir division.
He also directed them to take strict action against the encroachers and book them under the relevant section of law.


Monday, July 15, 2019Private Negotiations Committee meeting held at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JULY 15: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Khalid Jahangir today chaired a meeting of Private Negotiations Committee (PNC) here.
The meeting was attended by Assistant Commissioner Revenue Anantnag (Collector Land Acquisition PWD), Executive Engineers of PMGSY Division Anantnag, R&B Division Khannabal and Rural Engineering Wing Anantnag and Tehsildars of Anantnag, Pahalgam, Kokernag and Larn


Monday, July 15, 2019CEC Wangyal reviews ‘Ladakh School Olympics’ preparations

LEH, JULY 15: The Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Leh Gyal P. Wangyal today took a review meeting regarding the preparation of mega multi-sports event under the banner ‘Ladakh School Olympics’ to be held from 17th July to 20th July in Leh. The Deputy Commissioner Leh Avny Lavasa and concerned officers attended the meeting.
DC Leh Avny Lavasa briefing about the four-days mega sports ev


Monday, July 15, 2019EC Agri discusses implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan

KARGIL, JULY 15: Executive Councilor for Agriculture, Revenue and Soil Conservation Muhammad Ali Chandan today chaired a Gram Sabha regarding the implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan at Panchayat Office Lotsum.
Sarpanchs and Panchs of the area and the representatives of the University of Technology Srinagar attended the Gram Sabha.
During the course of the Gram Sabha various issues related to t


Monday, July 15, 2019DC reviews flood preparedness, progress of PMGSY & PWD roads

Asks officers to devise mechanism for timely settlement of claims pending since years

KATHUA, JULY 15:- Deputy Commissioner, Dr Raghav Langer, reviewed the working of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and PWD(R&B) in a meeting held here today.
Tehsil wise review of PMGSY and PWD roads was taken in which land acquisition status, cases pending before court of law, number of awards sanctioned, utility shifting and other issues were discussed in detail.
For timely execution


Monday, July 15, 2019DDC visits Bani, gets firsthand account of people`s issues

KATHUA, JULY 15:- In order to get first-hand account of governance in far flung areas of the district, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer visited Bani and Duggan areas of Kathua.
He inspected the functioning of CAPD Store and Sub Division Hospital at Bani.
He enquired about the medical facilities for the patients, their diet and facility of X-Ray machine. For persons living in


Monday, July 15, 2019DDC reviews arrangements for Lal Draman Festival

DODA, JULY 15: Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode, today convened an officer’s meeting to review arrangements for upcoming Lal Draman festival, scheduled to start on 27th of July 2019.
During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held on several issues regarding smooth and successful conduct of the festival.
DC reviewed preparations for transportation of material and goods required for


Monday, July 15, 2019Director AHD visits Katra, Reasi, inspects work on Veterinary Dispensary

REASI, JULY 15: Director Animal Husbandry Department, Dr TH Beigh today conducted an extensive visit of twin towns of Katra and Reasi to inspect ongoing work on Veterinary Dispensary Katra.
He asked the construction agency to complete the project by August 10 this year.
The Director also visited various Veterinary hospitals and interacted with the doctors and paramedical staff regarding the s


Monday, July 15, 2019Div Com visits Nagrota, inspects progress on ' Khel Gaon' project

JAMMU, JULY 15: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, today conducted an extensive tour of Nagrota town to inspect progress on Khel Gaon project (Sports Village).
Pertinently, ‘Khel Gaon’ at Nagrota would be developed on 170 kanal of land by JKPCC which would have all the sports facilities including indoor and outdoor games including basketball synthetic court, volleyball Synthetic court, ka


Monday, July 15, 2019Post-Matric scholarships through online mode, Secy Tribal Affairs reviews arrangements

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Secretary Tribal Affairs, Abdul Majeed Bhat today reviewed the arrangements regarding the Post-Matric Scholarship on National Scholarship Portal (NSP) for Tribal Students in the State.
Secretary Tribal Affairs during the meeting directed the concerned officials to ensure massive awareness campaign about the Post-Matric Scholarship application procedure for the benefit of tri


Monday, July 15, 2019Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019: 10,833 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: On the 15th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 10,833 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave.
Till date, 1,93,545 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.


Monday, July 15, 2019Atal Dulloo inaugurates training prog on HIV testing

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, today inaugurated a training programme on HIV testing for the first batch of participants from different Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres of Srinagar district.
The programme was held at the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, Barzulla, Srinagar.
Project Director JKSACS, Dr.


Monday, July 15, 2019CEC, LAHDC Leh calls on Advisor Sharma

Various delegations, public representatives meet Advisor; project demands

LEH, JULY 15: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Leh Gyal P. Wangyal today called on Advisor to Governor, K.K. Sharma here to highlight various issues concerning the Leh district.
EC Agriculture Phuntsog Stanzin, EC Education Konchok Stanzin, EC Minorities Mumtaz Hussain, Div Com Ladakh Saugat Biswas, DC Leh Avny Lavasa, SSP Leh Sargun Shukla and other concerned were present during


Monday, July 15, 2019Ganai lays foundation of multi-storey complex at Hazrat Syed Yaqoob Sahib (RA) shrine

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today laid foundation of multi-storey complex at the shrine of Sufi Saint, Hazrat Mir Syed Yaqoob Sahib (RA) at Sonawar.
Ganai, who is also Chairman Wakf Board, said that he has instructed the executing agency to complete the construction of the complex in a record six month’s time.
Advisor said that there is a dire need for mobilis


Monday, July 15, 2019Advisor Sharma takes stock of developmental works at Leh

LEH, JULY 15: Advisor to Governor, K.K. Sharma convened a meeting with the district officers to take stock of the ongoing projects and other major issues concerning developmental works in the Leh district here today.
The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner Ladakh, Saugat Biswas, District Development Commissioner, Leh, Avny Lavasa, ADDC, Leh Moses Kunzang, SE PWD, SE PDD, SE PMGSY and


Monday, July 15, 2019Multidimensional approach aims to find longterm solutions to road woes in Srinagar

Blacktopping of 125 km of road length, road expansions at major traffic nodes, strengthening of drainage, performance audit of roads among a slew of measures to give Srinagar smooth and sustainable roads: DC Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: The government has set about renewing some 125 kilometres of road length in Srinagar while taking a multidimensional approach aimed at long term solutions to concerns surrounding roads in the capital district.
The targeted length includes 100 kilometres that require resurfacing and 25 kilometres which require full macadamisation. It stretches across different kinds of roads


Monday, July 15, 2019ADDC reviews progress on languishing projects at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, JULY 15: Additional District Development Commissioner, Ashok Kumar, today convened a meeting with district officers of various departments to review progress on languishing projects in the district.
Detailed discussion was held on various issues like current status of approved languishing projects –progress as per timeline, Uploaded bills of approved projects, Status of AAA, physical a


Monday, July 15, 2019DDC distributes certificates, trophies among visually impaired sportspersons

DODA, JULY 15: The maiden cricket tournament for visually impaired players concluded yesterday at Bhaderwah, in which players from across the state and locals of the district participated.
The objective of conducting this tournament, organised for the first time in the district by Cricket Blind Association J&K in collaboration with district red cross society Doda, was to harness the talent of


Monday, July 15, 2019DDC Ganderbal reviews land acquisition process under PMGSY

GANDERBAL, JULY 15: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today chaired a meeting to review the status of land acquisition proceedings for construction of various projects under PMGSY.
ADC Ganderbal, Showkat Ahmad, CPO, Anika Mushtaq, ACR, Nisar Ahmad Malik, ExEn PMGSY and other concerned attended the meeting.
During the meeting, the DDC was briefed by the ExEn PMGSY wit


Monday, July 15, 2019Rs 22000 fine realized from erring traders in Budgam

BUDGAM, JULY 15: A fine of Rs 22000 was realized from shopkeepers, food outlet owners and other erring traders in district Budgam.
Adjudicating Officer, (Additional Deputy Commissioner) Budgam Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani imposed the fine on the erring traders, during the proceeding of cases of various blocks of the district Budgam related to the Food Safety and Standards.
During the proceedings, va


Monday, July 15, 2019DC Poonch holds public grievances redressal camp at Shahpur

POONCH, JULY 15: District Development Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav today convened a public grievances redressal camp in border village of Shahpur to get firsthand appraisal of public issues pertaining to development and public service delivery.
People from Miran Sahib, Shahpur and other adjoining areas projected multitude of development issues and requested for time bound redressal. They pr


Monday, July 15, 2019JK mulls revising livestock transport rules

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: The State Government is mulling to revise the livestock transport rules in consonance with central animal transport rules.
A notification in this regard has been issued by the Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries and Transport Department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon.
According to the notification, no bovine animal shall be carried in a goods vehicle in public places


Monday, July 15, 2019Twelfth batch of 152 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

BUDGAM, JULY 15: Twelfth batch of pilgrims consisting of 152 Hujaj Kiram, 78 male and 74 female today left for Saudi Arabia in a Spice Jet Flight from Srinagar International Airport.


Monday, July 15, 2019Speed up acquisition process for traffic management in city: Div Com to officers

Chairs high level meeting of CR Project

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today stressed upon the concerned authorities to speed up the rehabilitation process and clear the pending cases immediately so that the widening work of the city roads takes place at earliest for the benefit of commuters besides ensuring smooth traffic management in Srinagar.
The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks w


Monday, July 15, 2019Chairperson SCPWCR visits Women’s Police Station Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Chairperson J&K State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights (SCPWCR), Mrs Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi today visited Women’s Police Station, Rambagh here.
During the visit, Mrs Masoodi took a briefing about the functioning of the police Station. She advised the concerned to attend the problems of the aggrieved women sympathetically so that the purpose for which thes


Monday, July 15, 2019Make Solid Waste Management a people’s movement: Div Com to officers

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed concerned officers and Deputy Commissioners to make Solid Waste Management (SWM) a people's movement by taking the issues, concerns and management of solid waste to citizens at grass-root level.
The Divisional Commissioner gave these directions while reviewing the implementation of SWM under rules issued by Min


Monday, July 15, 2019Advisor Kumar discusses modalities for imparting BLS training program for police personnel

SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today chaired a high level meeting to discuss the modalities for creating an effective training programme for imparting Basic Life Support (BLS) training to the police personnel.
The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Health Atal Dulloo, ADGP, Armed S J M Gillani, ADGP Security, L&O Muneer Khan, IGP Pers, PHQ J P Singh, IGP Armed


Monday, July 15, 2019Man stabs wife to death, hangs self in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 15: A man on Monday stabbed his wife to death and later hanged himself in his house in Greater Kailash area here on city outskirts.

Police here said that one Naveen Sharma this morning stabbed his wife Bindu Sharma to death in his residence at Greater Jammu area near Greater Kailash.

Police further added that the man later hanged himself and died.

"The bodies have been shifted


Monday, July 15, 2019Pakistan will be 'compelled' to ink SAARC Treaty on terror : Amit Shah

New Delhi, Jul 15: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asserted that the Modi government will make no compromise on the issue of fighting terror and maintained that Pakistan will be even 'compelled' to ink the SAARC Treaty on terror.

Responding to clarification sought by Trinamool Congress member Kalyan Banerjee in Lok Sabha during the debate on the NIA Bill, 2019, Mr Shah said that "There


Monday, July 15, 2019Police pays tribute to constable killed in militant attack in Anantnag

Srinagar, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir police has paid rich tributes to a Selection Grade Constable, who was martyred in a militant attack on an National Conference (NC) leader in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Sunday.

Meanwhile, political party leaders, including NC vice-president Omar Abdullah and CPI(M) senior leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami have condemned the killing of the policeman


Monday, July 15, 2019Security forces launch CASO in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

Srinagar, Jul 15: Security forces on Monday launched a Cordon and Search Operation in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.

Official sources said that following specific information about presence of militants in Khudwani in Kulgam, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, Army and CRPF on Monday.
The entire area has been sealed and exit points have been cl


Monday, July 15, 2019Separatists, stone-pelters, their funding on target as MHA seeks to solve K-issue

JAMMU: With its recent muscular policy against militancy already showing some results, the Centre has now outlined a step-by-step approach to find the solution to its biggest challenge—the issue of terror in Kashmir.

Aiming to make "irreversible change" in the current scenario of strife-torn Valley, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has now primarily on its target the separatists and their fu


Monday, July 15, 2019Stone pelting down; from 4 cases a day to 1 every 5 days

JAMMU: From 4 incidents every single day in 2018 to one incident in 5 days in the first half of this year, the stone pelting incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have come down significantly, seen as results of new muscular policy centre adopted in last one year or so.

The arrests of miscreants involved in stone pelting incidents also have come down from over 10,500 to just about a hundred.



Monday, July 15, 2019BL Santosh appointed BJP Gen Secretary Organisation

NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah Sunday elevated party's joint general secretary (organisation) B L Santosh as its general secretary (organisation), a day after incumbent Ramlal was moved back to the RSS after holding the post for over 13 years.

Ramlal was moved back to the party's parent organisation on Saturday. The General Secretary's post is considered to be the second most powerful posi


Monday, July 15, 2019Seeking revival, Cong meet under Azad held

JAMMU: Aiming to rejuvenate the party in Jammu and Kashmir, a crucial meeting of the Congress party was held today under the chairmanship of Senior Congress leader and leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad to formulate future strategy and strengthen its leadership in the state.

After the recent Lok Sabha polls debacle, the Congress party has been losing its ground in state as many important leaders have quit the party blaming poor leadership. While the party is fighting for its revival across the country, the Jammu and Kashmir holds significance as it was known as bast


Monday, July 15, 2019Rasana gang-rape & murder Setback for CB as 8th accused to be tried as ‘juvenile’ from today

CB’s plea in HC contesting his age still pending

JAMMU: The trial of a ‘minor’ accused in the case of gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Rasana village of Kathua district will start from Monday in a juvenile court here, taking the State Crime Branch by surprise which is contesting the claim of the accused being minor in the Jammu and Kashmir high court.
There were 8 accused in the case which had shocked the entire nation in January 2018. Six of them were convicted and seventh was acquitted by Pathankot District and Sessions Court last month, whereas the fate of the last one—who was accused to raping and murdering th


Monday, July 15, 2019Kartarpur: Pak agrees to visa-free, yr-long access

AMRITSAR: Pakistan on Sunday agreed in principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara for Indian passport holders and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders.
Throughout the year, 5000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara per day. The pilgrims will be allowed to travel as individuals or in groups and also on foot, Home Ministry's Joint Secretary (internal security) S.C.L. Das told reporters at Attari near here.
Pakistan agreed to maintain a channel of communication towards the finalisation of the agreement on the modalities of


Monday, July 15, 2019Ultras kill NC leader’s PSO

2 kids hurt in Kulgam blast

SRINAGAR: A Personal Security Officer (PSO) of a National Conference (NC) leader was on Sunday killed in a militant attack in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, even as Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by security forces in the area to nab the militants.
Official sources said militants fired at NC leader Syed Tawqeer Shah while he was returning from Kokernag in Anantnag, where he had gone to attend a meeting of the party workers.
“Shah’s PSO, identified as Selection Grade Constable Reyaz Ahmad, suffered serious bullet wounds and was immediately shifted to Sub-district hospi


Monday, July 15, 2019After MBBS, now BDS seats enhanced by 26%

JAMMU: After a long delay and repeated requests by the state government, the Dental Council of India (DCI) has enhanced BDS seats for Dental Colleges of Jammu and Kashmir by 26% i.e 13 each for Jammu Dental College and Srinagar Dental College, reliable sources informed.
“An official communication regarding enhancement of 13 BDS seats for Jammu Dental College and the Srinagar Dental College from the existing 50 seats each has been received,” official sources informed The News Now.
After request from the state government regarding enhancement of BDS seats, the team of Dental Council of India


Monday, July 15, 2019Police Modernization Poor utilization of funds costs J&K again, MHA slices Rs 3.3 Cr

JAMMU: Owing to poor performance in utilization of funds, the union government has sliced the funds allocated to Jammu and Kashmir under crucial Police modernization programme as compared to previous fiscal year.
The Government of India (GOI) has allocated Rs 39.9 crore for the year 2019-20, which is Rs 3.29 crore less as compared to the previous fiscal year.
In 2018-19, Union government had released Rs 43.19 crore for the strife-torn state.
“A whopping Rs 12.66 crore has remained unspent out of total funds of Rs 43.19 crore released by the Union government for 2018-19,” info


Monday, July 15, 201945% PMAY-G houses constructed in State

JAMMU: Out of the total sanctioned houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir government has completed the construction of only 45.2 percent so far.
Under PMAY-G, houses are sanctioned to landless households who derive a major part of their income from casual labour.
The government has sanctioned a total 33251 number of houses across the Jammu and Kashmir till 25th June. Out of these 15052 (45.2%) houses have been completed so far, the Lok Sabha was informed.
In a written reply to a Lok Sabha query, Union Rural Development Minister Nar


Monday, July 15, 2019Yatra inches close to 2L mark, 8734 pay obeisance on day 14

SRINAGAR: A total of 8,734 pilgrims paid obeisance at the naturally formed ice lingam in the cave shrine of Amarnath on Sunday, taking the total visitors this year to 1,82,712, even as the 13th batch of 7,993 pilgrims, the biggest so far, left Jammu for the twin base camps of Baltal and Pahalgam in Kashmir.
This year’s pilgrimage is likely to cross 2 lakh mark on Monday or Tuesday, the fastest s


Monday, July 15, 2019Ukhral toll 8

JAMMU: With two more persons succumbing to their injuries on late Saturday night, the death toll in Ukhral Ramban road accident has reached eight.
On Saturday evening, a Tata Sumo bearing registration number JK03A 3777 on its way to Alinbass from Ukhral had skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge. While five persons-- Mohammad Iqbal Jaral, Javid Ahmad Jaral (Driver), Tarda Devi, Sanvi Devi and Neelofar Bano died on the spot, another person-- Sandeep Singh succumbed on his way to hospital.
“On Saturday night, Rahat Ashraf and Faizan Ahmed also succumbed to their injuries taking the de


Monday, July 15, 20192 dead, 27 hurt in HP collapse

SHIMLA: At least two people, including an Army man, were killed and 27 injured after a four-storey building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district Sunday, a district official said.
The building, located on the Nahan-Kumarhatti road, housed a restaurant and collapsed amidst heavy rains in the area, he said.
An Army man and a civilian were killed in the incident, Solan Deputy Commissioner (DC) K C Chaman said.
Chaman, who is on the spot, told that 37 people were trapped, and till now 27 people have been rescued and two bodies pulled out of the debris. At least eight more are still tr


Monday, July 15, 2019CRPF jawan shoots self

JAMMU: A Jawan of CRPF on Sunday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Civil Secretariat here.
Police sources here said that the jawan, who was identified as constable P Ram Kumar, 33, son of R Plano Swami, a resident of village Kasim Vyal, Nilgris, Tamil Nadu on Sunday allegedly shot himself with his service rifle INSAS.
The dead body was shifted to the mortuary while a case had been registered and investigation started, the police added.


Monday, July 15, 2019Yatri dies of heart attack

SRINAGAR: A 32-year-old Amarnath pilgrim died on Sunday after suffering cardiac arrest in south Kashmir’s Qazigund area.
Reports reaching said that the yatri identified as Ajay (32), a resident of Bhopal fell unconscious near Qazigund.
Confirming it, a police officer said that Ajay suffered a heart attack while on way to Amarnath cave.
The officer said that the yatri was immediately rushed to a nearby medical centre where from he was referred to District Hospital Anantnag where he was declared dead on arrival.


Monday, July 15, 2019England wins ICC World Cup

LONDON: England lifted their maiden ICC World Cup trophy, beating a battle-hardened New Zealand in a nerve-wracking final that was decided via a dramatic Super Over here Sunday.
England ended exactly at the same score—241 made by New Zealand- leading to the one-over eliminator at the Lord's which was also tied, paving the way for an English victory on boundary count as England hit 26 boundaries against NZ’s 17.


Monday, July 15, 2019Bus, trade with POK remain suspended since March 24

Srinagar, Jul 15: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), and Cross- Line of Control (LoC) trade on Monday remained suspended since March 24, official sources said.

Though no reasons was given for continued suspension of bus and trade, it is said that due to strained relations between India and Pakistan after February fida


Monday, July 15, 2019Three drug peddlers arrested in Kashmir, contraband recovered

Srinagar, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir police has arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband from them in separate places in Kashmir valley.

A police official said that following specific information about transportation of drugs, a checkpoint was established near near Mirgund Chowk in central Kashmir district of Budgam. ''Police intercepted a person at the checkpoint and during checki


Monday, July 15, 2019Over 1.80 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 14 days

Jammu, July 15: More than 1.80 lakh pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra over the last two weeks, officials said as another batch of around 5,000 yatris left for the Himalayan shrine on Monday.

In the past 14 days since the pilgrimage started on July 1, a total of 1,82,712 devotees paid obeisance before the ice stalagmite structure inside the cave shrine.

A batch of 5,210 pilgrims lef


Monday, July 15, 2019BSF shoots intruder on international border in J&K

Jammu, July 15: Border security force (BSF) troopers on Monday shot and killed an intruder on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.

The incident took place in Ramgarh sector at 3 a.m. after the intruder crossed into the Indian territory, police said.

"The body has been recovered and investigation started," police said.


Sunday, July 14, 2019Williamson becomes captain with most runs in a single WC

London, July 14 (IANS) New Zealand's Kane Williamson on Sunday became the captain with most number of runs in a single World Cup, breaking the 12-year-old record of former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene who had amassed 548 runs in the 2007 edition of the showpiece event.

Williamson achieved the feat when he opened his account in the final against England at the Lord's. However, the Kiwi


Sunday, July 14, 2019Kolkata Knight Riders part ways with Kallis, Katich

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) announced on Sunday that they have decided to part ways with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich.

Legendary former South Africa all-rounder Kallis ended a nine-year association -- both as a player and coach -- with the purple brigade.

Former Australia batsman Katich was also app


Sunday, July 14, 2019Sharma makes it count on Day 3 of Scottish Open golf

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Golfer Shubhankar Sharma showed his mettle and resilience to recover from a two-bogey start to end the round with a score of 67 (4-under par) at tied 50th position in the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland.

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger consolidated on his brilliant round 2 performance and established a two-shot lead at the top of the leaderb


Sunday, July 14, 2019Formidable Sharath and party favourites for team title

Cuttack, July 14 (IANS) A strong Indian contingent, led by experienced A. Sharath Kamal, would be gunning for the Home Associations Cup in men section when the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships gets underway at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here from Wednesday.

Sharath, arguably the most experienced Indian in the squad at world No. 32, has always been instrumental in India's m


Sunday, July 14, 2019Easy win for England in WC final, predicts Pietersen

London, July 14 (IANS) As England prepare to take on New Zealand in the finals of the World Cup 2019 on Sunday, former batsman Kevin Pietersen has predicted the result of the summit clash.

According to Pietersen, Eoin Morgan's men will find it rather easy against the Black Caps to win their first World Cup trophy at Lord's.

"You've made it to the home of cricket, herringboneandsui...! I'm t


Sunday, July 14, 2019Bumrah amazed by elderly fan's imitation of his bowling style

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India's Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as the leading pacer across formats in last two-three years. His pin-point accuracy and ability to strike at any moment of the game has taken him to the pinnacle of the rankings.

His unorthodox bowling action and pace, which he generates with a short run-up, has been imitated by many, including the likes of skipper Virat Kohli, who t


Sunday, July 14, 2019Why even talk about Dhoni's retirement: Javed Akhtar

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) After legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has batted for wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni asking him not to retire from the game.

Following India's exit from the World Cup after their shocking defeat to New Zealand in the semifinals, speculations have been rife that Dhoni would soon retire from the game.

However, Akhtar feels Dhon


Sunday, July 14, 2019Ask banks who's chor: Mallya on being trolled

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya has been subjected to heavy trolling by users on the internet after West Indies batsman Chris Gayle posted a picture with him on Twitter.

"Great to catch up with Big Boss," the 'Universe Boss' tweeted with the photo on Saturday.

The picture was clicked at the Silverstone Circuit, the venue for 2019 British Grand Prix in London.


Sunday, July 14, 2019IGE says Gangwal limited his financial risks in IndiGo

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) InterGlobe Enterprises (IGE), a promoter of IndiGo, said on Sunday that Rakesh Gangwal has always limited his financial risk in the airline and also alleged that he pushed for selling the business at difficult times.

In a bid to counter co-promoter Gangwal's recent allegations of "collapsing" corporate governance in the company, IGE, which is owned by Rahul Bhatia, ha


Sunday, July 14, 2019Delhi Metro's Magenta Line services disrupted

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Delhi Metro's Magenta Line on Sunday faced a technical glitch leading to disruption of train services and leaving many commuters stranded in stations for over 20 minutes.

"There is a single line train movement between R.K. Puram and Kalkaji temporarily," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.

According to the DMRC, train services were temporarily bein


Sunday, July 14, 2019Pakistan imported medicines worth Rs 136 cr from India in 2019

Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan imported medicines and vaccines worth (Pakistani) Rs 136,99,87,000 from India in 2019, its Health Ministry has said.

Express News reported that the imported medicines included life-saving drugs, tablets, syrups and vaccines.

According to figures announced by the Pakistan Health Ministry in Senate on Friday, the country imported drugs and vaccines worth (Pa


Sunday, July 14, 2019Shri Budha Amarnath Yatra 2019 to start from Aug 6

DDC Poonch reviews arrangements

POONCH, JULY 14: Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav today reviewed the arrangements for Annual Budha Amarnath Yatra 2019 scheduled to start from August 6, 2019.
meeting convened here at Mandir Complex ,Mandi was attended by DIG Rajouri Vivek Gupta, Addl. SP Adil Hussain, ADC Sheraz Ul Haq, Tehsildar Mandi Javid Ibal, CO Bal Krishan, CDPO Mandi, Xen PHE, AEE PWD, SHO mandi, Agriculture Extens


Sunday, July 14, 2019DDC Kishtwar holds outreach cum public grievance redress camp at Sarthal

KISHTWAR, JULY 14: To take stock of ground situation in far-off areas and redress the grievances of people at their doorsteps, District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana held a public grievance redress camp here at Sarthal.
He was accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR), Dr. Amir Hussain, PM, IWMP, Kishore Singh, Functional Manager DIC Dr Mohsin Ahnager,


Sunday, July 14, 2019Another batch of 152 Hajj pilgrims left for Saudi Arabia

BUDGAM, JULY 14: Eleventh batch of pilgrims consisting of, 152 Hujaj Kiram, 81 male and 71 female today left for Saudi Arabia in a Spice Jet Flight from Srinagar International Airport. The Hajj Pilgrims were seen off at airport by District Administration Budgam, Hajj Committee Officers/Officials and other concerned.


Sunday, July 14, 2019DC Baramulla visits Gulmarg fire victims, reviews post incident situation

BARAMULLA, JULY 14: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Ghulam Nabi Itoo on Sunday paid a visit to Gulmarg where 15 shops were gutted in a fire incident last night.
The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by officers from various departments.
During the visit, DC took a thorough review of the situation post the fire incident during which he directed the concerned officers to assess the damage


Sunday, July 14, 2019DDC Poonch listens to people’s issues at grievance redressal Camp

POONCH, JULY 14: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Poonch Rahul Yadav accompanied by a team of District Administration listened to people’s issues today here at a Grievance redressal Camp held at village Fatehpur, of Tehsil Mandi.
The locals including Panchayat members raised several developmental issues and grievances pertaining to water and power supply, ration distribution, verificati


Sunday, July 14, 2019Bid to smuggle 200 Kgs of Polythene foiled at Lakhanpur

JAMMU, JULY 14: Continuing with their drive against smugglers, the sleuths of Excise department foiled an attempt of smuggling of Polythene into the State from minor Toll Post Kharkhara More/Peer Baba. During a naka at minor Toll Post Kharkhara Morh/ Peer Baba, an Indigo Car bearing registration No.PB10CB-8275 was intercepted and brought to Lakhanpur. During the checking, 200 Kgs of Polythene w


Sunday, July 14, 2019Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019: 8,734 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: On the 14th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 8,734 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date, 1,82,712 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.


Sunday, July 14, 2019Navin calls for joint partnership in revitalizing JK tourism

Reaches out to several tourism players at Chennai

CHENNAI, JULY 14: In order to reach out to vital industry players across the country, Principal Secretary Industries, Commerce and Tourism, Navin Kumar Choudhary, on Sunday carried out a detailed interaction with the tourism players at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Chennai.
The session was attended by M Ponnuswami, former Chairman CII Tamil Nadu and Chairman and Managing Director P


Sunday, July 14, 2019CEC inaugurates newly upgraded high school at Tangole

KARGIL, JULY 14:- Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC Kargil, Feroz Ahmad Khan today inaugurated a newly upgraded Government High School at Tangole Suru Valley here.
Executive Councillor for Zanskar Affairs Er Punchoq Tashi, Executive Councillor for Health Muhammad Ali Chandan, Former CEC and Councillor Yurbaltak Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan, Chief Education Officer Kargil Nazir Ahmed Wani,


Sunday, July 14, 2019NHPC donates two ambulances to Reasi Red Cross Society

Dr. Jitendra Singh hands over keys to Deputy Commissioner

KATRA, JULY 14:The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation(NHPC) under its corporate social responsibility donated an ambulance and a mortuary van to Reasi District Red Cross Society here today.
Minister of State in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh formally handed over the keys of the two vehicles to Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib at a function organised by NHPC at Spiritual Growth Centre here.


Sunday, July 14, 2019Advisor Sharma on whirlwind tour to Leh

Visits 45MW Alchi Hydel project, meets several delegations
LEH, JULY 14: Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma—who is on his four-day tour to Ladakh division on Sunday took stock of 45MW Alchi Hydel project besides meeting several delegations in Leh district.
The Advisor took detailed review of the power supply scenario of under this project. He inquired in detail about the capacity and feeding ar


Sunday, July 14, 2019Udhampur gets 2 more J&K Bank ATMs

Continuing its focus on customer convenience, J&K Bank on Friday commissioned two more Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in Udhampur- the third-largest town of the Jammu region.
J&K Bank President, Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq inaugurated the two offsite ATMs commissioned at Kallar and Omarh Morh in Udhampur in presence of the bank’s Vice Presidents, Vibhakar Khajuria, Shareesh Sharma, Zonal Head, A


Sunday, July 14, 2019Sidhu resigns as Punjab minister, sends it to Congress chief

Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) The rift between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu deepened on Sunday, when the latter resigned as Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources, the portfolios he had not taken charge of.

"I hereby resign as Minister from the Punjab Cabinet," Sidhu said in a hand-written letter posted on Twitter. "My letter


Sunday, July 14, 2019Odisha registers 31% decline in lightning deaths

Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) The number of human casualties due to lightning strikes in Odisha has declined by over 31 per cent due to use of early warning communication system.

Lightning deaths in the state declined to 320 in 2018-19 from 465 recorded in 2017-18, said the Special Relief Commissioner's (SRC) office in a statement on Sunday. As many as 401 lightning deaths were reported in 2015-


Sunday, July 14, 2019Academy President John Bailey to attend this year's IFFI

New Delhi/Panaji, July 14 (IANS) American cinematographer and film director John Bailey, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, has confirmed his participation for this year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from November 20-28, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday.

Addressing the media after the firs


Sunday, July 14, 2019Man arrested for cheating ATM users in Delhi

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Delhi Police have arrested a fraudster who allegedly targeted less educated people in the suburbs and cloned their ATM (automated teller machine) cards to withdraw money.

Arrested on July 7, accused Esha Khan was remanded to judicial custody on Saturday. Accused in three similar cases, Khan was earlier arrested in Sangam Vihar in 2018, the police said.

Khan, a


Sunday, July 14, 2019Goa Forward withdraws support to BJP-led government

Panaji, July 14 (IANS) A day after three of their Ministers were sacked from the Pramod Sawant-led Goa cabinet, regional party Goa Forward on Sunday formally withdrew support to the BJP-led coalition government.

In a letter to Governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday, Goa Forward president and now former Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said: "Political affairs committee and the legislature party


Sunday, July 14, 2019Chandrababu will go to jail for corruption: BJP

Vijayawada, July 14 (IANS) Sunil Deodhar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Secretary and co-incharge of Andhra Pradesh, here on Sunday said former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu would go to jail for corruption in two years.

Alleging large-scale corruption during the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) rule, he said Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy should send files to the Centre for probe


Sunday, July 14, 2019President Kovind offers prayers at Tirumala temple

Tirupati, July 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind offered prayers at temple of Lord Venkateswara atop Tirumala on Sunday. Accompanied by wife Savita Kovind and daughter Swati, the President had the 'darshan' at the famous hill shrine.

Kovind, on a two-day visit to Tirumala, followed the temple tradition by first offering prayers at Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy temple and later the Tirumala temple.


Sunday, July 14, 2019Befitting tribute planned for soldiers who took part in Kargil War

Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) As a befitting tribute to the determination, bravery, courage and daring mettle of the Indian Army, grand celebrations have been planned to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kargil War.

The celebrations will span three days from July 25 to 27 as the end of 'Operation Vijay' was declared on July 27, 1999.

The three-month-long Kargil war was declared over by the Ind


Sunday, July 14, 2019Countdown for Chandrayaan-2 lift-off progressing smoothly

Chennai, July 14 (IANS) The 20-hour countdown for the July 15 early morning lift-off of India's heavy rocket nicknamed 'Bahubali' carrying the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is progressing smoothly, Indian space agency officials said.

"The countdown began at 6.51 a.m. on Sunday," K. Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), told IANS.

Standing at about 44 metre tall, the 640-ton