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Tuesday, November 12, 2019Inclement weather forecast: DC Srinagar reviews preparedness

Rs. Four Cr sanctioned for concerned Deptts. to deal with challenging situations aimed at ensuring uninterrupted services: Concerned departments instructed for immediate activation of ground staff and prompt response to prevent interruption in services

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 12: In view of the inclement weather forecast predicting snowfall between November 14 and 16 in the district as elsewhere in Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Tuesday convened a meeting with heads of different departments to review their preparedness.
The meeting discussed the plans of concerned departments that have been prepared on the instruc


Tuesday, November 12, 2019DDC Rajouri reviews progress on construction of Border bunkers

1503 structures complete, work on remaining in full swing

RAJOURI, NOVEMBER 11:- District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today reviewed the progress on the construction of Border bunkers here at a meeting of the officers of Rural Development Department and PWD- the twin executing agencies.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Sher Singh, Chief planning officer Shama-Un Ahmed, Assistant Commissione


Tuesday, November 12, 2019P.L Gupta, Deva meet Lt. Governor

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 12: Sh. P.L Gupta, IPS (Retd), met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Gupta and Lt. Governor discussed several concerning issues for maintaining transparency in the functioning of the public institutions.
Meanwhile, Sh. Abdul Latief U Zaman Deva also met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan and briefed him about t


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Div Com inaugurates annual Jhiri Mela

Thousands of devotees pay obeisance to farmer saint
JAMMU, NOVEMBER 12- Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma in presence of Inspector General of Police, Mukesh Singh today inaugurated annual week long ‘Jhiri Mela’ here at village Jhiri to commemorate the martyrdom of Baba Jitto Ji, the farmer saint who gave up his life in protest against the oppressive demands of a land lord about 500 years


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Doda road mishap: Div com expresses grief over loss of lives

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 12- Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Sanjeev Verma has expressed grief and shock over loss of lives in Doda road mishap.
At least 16 people died and one person was injured in the road accident after a passenger Cab rolled down into gorge on Batote- Doda highway this afternoon.
The Divisional Commissioner said that the accident is heart-wrenching. “We mourn all those who lost t


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Chahar takes another hat-trick in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 12 (IANS) Barely two days after taking a hat-trick for Team India, pacer Deepak Chahar grabbed another treble, this time for Rajasthan against Vidarbha in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Tuesday.

Right-arm pacer Chahar took apart the Bangladesh batting to hand India a series-clinching 30-run win in the third and final T20I at the VCA Stadium on Sunday.



Tuesday, November 12, 2019I could have made it to the podium: Gill

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Ace Indian rally driver Gaurav Gill expressed his disappointment as the Rally of Australia was cancelled, owing to the bushfires around New South Wales.

"WRC organisers announced the cancellation of the Rally due to the serious fire that continue to affect Northern NSW. It is very unfortunate that this lovely country is going through something like this. I hope that th


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Creating chances not enough, need to score goals: Chhetri

Dubai, Nov 12 (IANS) Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri feels the side needs to convert their chances in front of goal when they take on Afghanistan in a World Cup qualifier in Dushanbe on Thursday.

India missed a flurry of chances against Bangladesh in Kolkata last month and settled for a 1-1 draw. Before that they held Asian champions Qatar to a famous 0-0 draw in Doha. India lost to


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Juventus to seek answers from Ronaldo for behaviour: Report

Turin, Nov 12 (IANS) Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will be asked for an explanation by his club Juventus on why he left the stadium after being substituted in the Italian club's 1-0 victory over Milan.

According to a report in Gazzetta dello Sport,
the Portugal superstar will meet Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici and vice-chairman Pavel Nedved after the international break to discuss


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Eden's D/N Test to see play start at 1 pm & end at 8 pm to counter dew

Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) Keeping in mind the dew factors that comes into play at the Eden Gardens post sunset on winter evenings, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has agreed to the Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) request to start the game at 1 p.m. and end the day's play by 8 p.m in the Day-Night Test between India and Bangladesh from November 22 to 26 in Kolkata.



Tuesday, November 12, 2019Prashant amongst 8 cricketers scouted to be a part of the Abu Dhabi T10 League

Abu Dhabi, Nov 12 (IANS) Dreams2Play's Founder & CEO Vishal Vyas, proudly announced the selection of eight cricketers picked by teams of Abu Dhabi T10 League out of the thousands of players registered thru

They are Prabhat Jayasuriya from Sri Lanka (leg spinner) - Bangla Tigers, Will Jacks from England (all-rounder) - Delhi Bulls, Prashant Gupta from India (all-rounder) - Decc


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Will be back in ODIs if I keep scoring in Tests: Rahane

Indore, Nov 12 (IANS) The last time Ajinkya Rahane played an ODI for India was in February, 2018 in South Africa. Since then, India's Test deputy has not been able to find a place in the Indian XI in limited-overs cricket.

However, Rahane, who is an integral part of the Test team, believes he can make it to the Indian ODI team if he keeps on piling runs in red-ball cricket.

"I just need to


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Bengaluru FC joins hands with Baptist Hospital

Bengaluru, Nov 12 (IANS) Bengaluru FC on Tuesday announced their partnership with Baptist Hospital, who have come on board in a one-year deal as official medical partners.

As part of the deal, Baptist Hospital will provide the club ambulances for all its matches during the course of the season, and also provide medical assistance to the Blues' first team and age group teams.

The Blues take


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Kohli, Bumrah maintain top spots in ODI rankings

Dubai, Nov 12 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah have maintained their respective top spots in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings.

Kohli is sitting pretty at the top of the rankings for batsmen with 895 rating points. He is followed by Rohit Sharma who has been in sensational form in all the three formats of the game in 2019.

In the bowlers' rankings, Bumrah has also maint


Tuesday, November 12, 201972% Indians believe country headed in right direction: Survey

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) At least 72 per cent urban Indians believe that India is headed in the right direction compared to 61 per cent global citizens who feel their country is on the wrong track, says a survey by market research firm Ipsos.

While people in China (93 per cent), Saudi Arabia (82 per cent) and India (72 per cent) are the most optimistic about the future, those in South Africa (


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Finance panel grills FinMin on DeMo, state of economy

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Demonetisation came to haunt Finance Ministry officials all over again with a section of the lawmakers choosing the subject to grill the executive while raising questions whether the move taken three years ago was the prime reason for the current slowdown.

The subject came up for discussion at the meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance last week. But wh


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Vodafone half yearly results hit by Indian operations

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Vodafone announced its financial results for the six months ended September 30 with several adverse comments from its Indian operations including losses.

Vodafone announced that loss for the financial period of €1.9 billion primarily reflects losses in relation to Vodafone Idea post an adverse judgement against the industry by the Supreme Court.

It also announced a


Tuesday, November 12, 2019HDFC Life deploys virtual assistant for customer support

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) HDFC Life has created InstA, an industry-first virtual assistant for frontline users. It is a knowledge platform designed to empower employees and partners by enabling them to offer real-time sales and service support to customers.

InstA is powered by Natural Language Processing (NLP) and can answer questions according to the user's preference and demand. It is backed by


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Q2 loan growth falls to DeMo lows: Credit Suisse

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Continuing credit crunch with loan growth dropping to demonetisation lows of 6 per cent in the July-September quarter is expected to prolong recovery of economic activity in the country, financial services company Credit Suisse has indicated in a report.

The report, which has tracked the developments in the Indian financial sector, has said that in the July-September q


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Aura: Hyundai Motor India's new sedan

Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India on Tuesday announced that its upcoming new sedan will be named Aura.

In a statement issued here, the company said the name was inspired by the `Vibrance of Positivity' and 'Spirit to Go the Distance' of the young passionate achievers.

Hyundai Aura is a blend of modernism with comfort, safety, style and technology, it added.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Devji: Religious fervor, gaiety mark celebrations in Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, NOVEMBER -12:- Like other parts of the country the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji was today celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety here at Singh Sabha Gurudwara.
District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla visited Singh Sabha Gurudwara and paid obeisance. He prayed for peace and communal harmony in the district.
While interacting with the Sangat, the DDC


Tuesday, November 12, 2019G’bal admin imposes Rs 43,000 fine on erring vendors

GANDERBAL, NOVEMBER 12: The Additional Deputy Commissioner (Adjudicating Officer) Farooq Ahmad Baba under the Food Safety Act has imposed a fine of Rs. 43,000 on various Food Business Operators for the violation of the Food Safety and Standards Act-2006.
He also directed the concerned officers to conduct market checking on daily basis to ensure quality of food in the district.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019DC B’la inspects industrial units, discusses roadmap for enhancing entrepreneurial activities

BARAMULLA, NOVEMBER 12: Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla Dr. G N Itoo today inspected various industrial units in the district wherein he interacted with stakeholders to discuss roadmap for enhancing entrepreneurial activities.
He was accompanied by General Manager DIC Baramulla and other concerned officers.
During the visit, DC took a thorough appraisal of several industrial activities during


Tuesday, November 12, 2019DDC Pulwama visits Tral, pays tributes to Guru Nanak Dev Ji

PULWAMA, NOVEMBER 12: District Development Commissioner Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer today visited Saimoh, Shikargah and Nazneenpora Gurduwara of Tral where he paid obeisance to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on his 550th birth anniversary.
DDC congratulated the whole Sikh community and said that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji has emphasized oneness of whole humanity and was known for his wisdom and spiritual t


Tuesday, November 12, 2019DDC B’pora visits Sonawari, assesses Horticulture damages

BANDIPORA, NOVEMBER 12: District Development Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza Tuesday visited Sonawari Sub-Division and assessed the damages caused by snowfall to the orchards.
On the occasion, he directed the officers to complete the survey of damages at earliest so that steps can be taken to compensate the losses. He asked different line departments to maintain close coordination whi


Tuesday, November 12, 2019DDC Anantnag inspects relief centres along National Highway

Sanctions essential power supply to Qazigund Emergency Hospital

ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 12: District Development Commissioner Khalid Jahangir today visited Dooru Sub- Division to take stock of availability of essentials and the readiness of relief centres established as a part of winter preparedness along national highway at Levdora, Quazigund and Jawahar tunnel.
Additional Deputy Commissioner G. H. Sheikh, SDM Dooru, SE PDD, CMO, Executive Engineers of PHE, PM


Tuesday, November 12, 2019DDC Shopian inspects snow clearance operations on Mughal Road

SHOPIAN, NOVEMBER 12: District Development Commissioner Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin today visited Zaznar along the Mughal Road to inspect ongoing snow clearance operations.
Additional District Development Commissioner, Shopian Mohammad Saleem Malik, Chief Engineer Mughal Road Project Abdul Majeed Khan, Executive Engineer Mughal Roads Division Shopian D K Kaith, AEE, Manzoor Ahmad, Execu


Tuesday, November 12, 2019550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak dev Ji

DDC Budgam visits Guru Harkrishan Devji Gurudwara

BUDGAM, NOVEMBER 12: District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai today visited Guru Harkrishan Devji Gurudwara, Shogpora where main function was held in District Budgam to celebrate the birthday of 550th Prakashpurab of Guru Nanak Devji.
On the occasion, the DDC greeted the Sikh Community and laid emphasis on propagating his message of peace and harmony for prosperity of the


Tuesday, November 12, 2019DDC Ganderbal takes stock of snowfall damage to orchards

GANDERBAL, NOVEMBER 12: District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today conducted an extensive tour of district to assess the damage caused to orchards due to heavy snowfall.
He visited Shuhama, Bakura, Wakura and various other areas of the district.
The DDC was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Farooq Ahmad Baba, Chief Horticulture Officer Ganderbal a


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Dir Horticulture visits Anantnag, Kulgam, B’la, Kupwara Assesses post snowfall damage to orchards

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 12: Director, Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat Monday visited Anantnag, Kulgam, Baramulla and Kupwara districts to assess the damage to orchards due to snowfall.
During his visit to South Kashmir, Director visited various orchards where heavy damage due to snowfall has been reported. On the occasion, instructions were given to field staff to remain available to orchardist


Tuesday, November 12, 2019550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak dev Ji

Div Com visits Chattipadshahi

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 12: On the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan along with Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary today visited Chattipadshahi, Rainawari.
Interacting with the devotees in the Gurudawara, the Div Com said that the festival symbolizes social unity and equality. He said that Guru Nanak De


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Dwivedi for 100% coverage under Beneficiary Centric Schemes

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 12: Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi today directed the officers to spread awareness regarding the scholarship schemes to enable all eligible persons to get the benefits.
He was speaking at a meeting convened to discuss ways to achieve 100% Coverage under Beneficiary Centric Schemes.
Secretary, Higher Education Department, Talat Parvez, Se


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Union Jt Secy Culture terms Kashmiris as ardent readers of good literature

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 12: While praising the cultural heritage of Kashmir, Union Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Nirupama Kotru today said that there is no parallel to the heritage of the region.
She said steps needs to be taken to conserve the tangible heritage which includes tombs, old houses, age-old buildings, artifacts in museums, along with non-tangible heritage including music, liter


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Lt. Governor reviews situation arising due to heavy snowfall

Directs for providing immediate relief for damaged structures and in cases of death and injuries

100 % snow clearance from all major roads in Kashmir
JAMMU, NOVEMBER 12: Lt. Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu reviewed the situation arising due to heavy snowfall in Kashmir and issued directions to the concerned officers for prompt action to alleviate miseries of people due to heavy snowfall in the Valley.
Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to Lt. Gove


Tuesday, November 12, 2019VC SKUAST Jammu meets Lt. Governor

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 12: Dr. K.S. Risam, Vice Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu), met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday.
Sh. Risam briefed Lt. Governor about various issues relating to the academic and administrative importance and the initiatives undertaken by the University to develop it as


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Boy, 18, Dies After Leopard Attacks Him In Jammu And Kashmir's Kathua

The man was attacked and killed by the wild animal while returning to his residence, a police official said.

JAMMU(PTI): An 18-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.
Paroshotam Kumar was attacked and killed by the wild animal while returning to his residence in Makwal village in Ramkote area late on Monday, a police official said.

He said the victim's body was recovered from the bushes and handed over to his family for last rite


Tuesday, November 12, 201910 killed in road accidents in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Nov 12 (IANS) A total of 10 people lost their lives in two accidents reported in Bikaner and Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Tuesday.

A passenger bus and a Bolero collided head-on on Tuesday morning, killing seven people and leaving same number of people injured, confirmed police officials.

The accident was reported in Palana village of Deshnok town in Bikaner. The deceased include four wom


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Will ensure J&K farmers get fair price on apples: FM

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday asked the farmers to produce more oilseeds to reduce their imports and urged agricultural refinance agency NABARD to ensure fair price for Jammu & Kashmir farmers on their apples, walnuts, saffron and peaches as well as their availability across the country.

Oilseeds are the weakest link in the country's food production sy


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Singapore Consortium closes Amaravati project

Amaravati, Nov 12 (IANS) In another huge blow to development of Amaravati as the Andhra Pradesh state capital, a consortium of Singapore companies closed the Amaravati Capital City Startup Project.

Andhra Pradesh Minister for Municipal and Urban Development, Botsa Satyanarayana on Tuesday said the "project was called-off with mutual consent after there was no satisfactory answer to the concern


Tuesday, November 12, 2019'Tallest building' in North Campus roils students

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) along with the RSS' student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has launched a protest against an under-construction 39-storey building, claimed to be the tallest building in Delhi when completed.

The students have been joined by professors in a signature campaign against the proposed building.

The students alleg


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Punjab CM to urge Modi for access to more Pak Sikh shrines

Sultanpur Lodhi (Punjab), Nov 12 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he would take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the issue of prevailing upon Pakistan to grant Indian devotees open access to more historic gurdwaras across the border.

The announcement was made during the 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, where President Ram Nath Kovind joined the Chief Minist


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Preserve Tis Hazari clash footage: Court directs police

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) A Delhi court has directed the Delhi Police to preserve the CCTV footage of the clashes between the police and the lawyers at Tis Hazari court premises here on November 2.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Jitendra Singh also directed the Delhi Police to file a compliance report stating the action taken by it in connection with the FIRs registered after t


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Truck with LPG cylinders catches fire, 1 killed

Unnao, Nov 12 (IANS) A truck carrying LPG cylinders caught fire outside the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation plant near Dahi Chowk in Unnao on Tuesday morning.

One person died on the spot while two others who suffered burn injuries were rushed to the district hospital.

Fire brigade personnel reached the spot and brought the flames under control.

According to police reports, the accident t


Tuesday, November 12, 2019'Ram shilas' to form foundation of Ram temple

Lucknow, Nov 12 (IANS) The 'Ram Shilas' -- bricks with 'Sri Ram' inscribed on them which were collected from devotees across the country in 1989 just before the 'shilanyas' took place in Ayodhya -- will now be used in the foundation of the grand Ram temple.

The bricks, with immense sentimental value, will also be used to set up a memorial wall to mark the contribution of those involved in the



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Book Review: "Maker of your Life" by Vipul Bhartiya

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Author Interview: Deepak Arora

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019Lt Guv gets security brief by NAC as Pak deployment swells on LoC

JAMMU: Amid increased deployment of Pakistani troops across the Line of Control (LoC) and infiltration of over a hundred terrorists into the Indian Territory in past three months, the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Monday briefed Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu of the security situation in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting between two came when an enc


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Centre justifies Article 370 repeal ahead of SC hearing

‘Militants, separatists were taking advantage; 35A was discriminatory’

JAMMU: The Centre justified in the Supreme Court on Monday the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying the militants and separatist elements, with the support of foreign forces inimical to India, were taking advantage of the situation.
A five-judge bench of Justice N V Ramana, Justice S K Kaul, Justice R Subhash Reddy, J


Tuesday, November 12, 2019NH remains shut, fresh snowfall predicted Murmu reviews situation; All major Valley roads cleared of snow

Avalanche sweeps 2 Army porters

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: Two Army porters are believed to have been killed after a snow avalanche hit the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district, even as efforts continued on Monday to clear the debris of a massive landslide that blocked the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district, while the weather office predicted a fresh spell of snow and rains later this week.
Cold wave cond


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Jammu Ropeway Project Stuck in admin hurdles, JKSCCL awaits tech nod since 4 months

JAMMU: It seems that Jammu Ropeway Project is far from reality as the same is stuck between administrative hurdles. Ironically, the project is ready from since last four months but Jammu & Kashmir State Cable CAR Corporation Limited (JKSCCL) yet to receive the clearance from technical committee constituted by state government.
“The project is completely ready eve


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Shutdown enters 100th day; Valley trains to resume today

SRINAGAR: The continued shutdown in Kashmir Valley will enter 100th day on Tuesday even as the train services which were disrupted since August 3 ahead of the abrogation of provisions of Article 370, will resume on Tuesday.
The valley had been under restrictions after August 5, when the Centre revoked the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into union territories.
The Centre's


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Court rejects J&K Bank petition for releasing files seized by ACB

SRINAGAR: A court here rejected the petition filed by the J&K Bank seeking release of files which were seized by Anticorruption Bureau Kashmir in the raids carried out by it at Bank’s corporate headquarters in June this year when it sacked the then chairman of bank Parvez Ahmed.
The application filed by Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd Corporate Headquarters Srinagar seeking the release of files seiz


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Govt constitutes referral board for J&K IAS officers

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday constituted the Referral Board for the IAS officers working in the Union Territory even as it approved the reconstitution of the Establishment-cum-Selection Committee.

As per the AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007, the All India Service Officers serving in a State or UT are assessed upon their performance and their full Annual Performance Appraisal Repo


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Vaishno Devi Shrine Board to inspire constitution of trust for Ram temple

JAMMU: With the Supreme Court clearing the way for a Ram temple at the 2.77-acre disputed site in Ayodhya, the focus has now shifted to the proposed grand edifice and if sources are to be believed, the management of the upcoming temple will have some resemblance with how the revered shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra is run.

Credible sources inform The News Now that the Centre is soon t


Monday, November 11, 2019Lt. Governor reviews situation arising due to heavy snowfall

Directs for providing immediate relief for damaged structures and in cases of death and injuries: 100 % snow clearance from all major roads in Kashmir

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 11: Lt. Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu reviewed the situation arising due to heavy snowfall in Kashmir and issued directions to the concerned officers for prompt action to alleviate miseries of people due to heavy snowfall in the Valley.
Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to Lt. Governor; Sh. Hirdesh Kumar, Secretary PDD; Sh. Sanjeev


Monday, November 11, 2019Chief Secretary chairs SEC of SDRF

Rs 30 Crore released to districts for meeting disaster related expenses on LGs instructions

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 11: Following the directions of the Lieutenant Governor, Shri G C Murmu, the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday approved release of additional Rs 2 Crore each to be kept at the disposal of Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division for meeting various disasters related expenses as per SDRF


Monday, November 11, 2019Dr Samoon reviews animal protection, welfare activities in JK

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 11: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today reviewed the Animal welfare and protection activities in J&K here at a meeting.
The meeting was attended by Special Secretary Housing and Urban Development, M. Haroon, Additional Commissioner Jammu, Rakesh Kumar Srangal, Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, Pankaj Mangotra, and rep


Monday, November 11, 2019Dr Samoon reviews installation of road safety equipment, RADMS

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 11: Principal Secretary Transport Department, Dr. Asgar Samoon today reviewed the implementation of Road Accident Data Management System (RADMS) and installation of equipment under Road Safety Fund (RSF) here at a meeting.
The meeting discussed the status of installation of RADMS at Transport Commissioners office, road safety equipment including traffic lights in twin cities


Monday, November 11, 2019Entry for Govt Goods carriers into Udhampur town allowed

UDHAMPUR, NOVEMBER 11: District Magistrate today allowed entry of for goods carriers Food Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs (FCS&CA) Department and Petrol tankers into Udhampur Township during peak hours from 11 am to 1 pm.
“In partial modification to restrictions imposed regarding traffic movement in Udhampur town, the heavy vehicles carrying essential commodities of Food Civil Supplies a


Monday, November 11, 2019Free heart screening camp for children at Udhampur on Nov 17

UDHAMPUR, NOVEMBER 11: Rotary Eye & General Welfare Foundation would be organizing a screening camp to screen children suffering with congenital heart diseases below the age of 18 years at KLSM Rotary Eye & ENT Hospital Udhampur on November 17.
The camp is being organised by Rotary Eye & General Welfare Foundation in collaboration with Gift of Life trust Rotary Club (New Delhi) and Fortis Esco


Monday, November 11, 2019DDC Kishtwar reviews achievements under CAPEX budget, CSSs

Stresses on accelerating pace of works to meet set deadlines

KISHTWAR, NOVEMBER 11: District Developmental Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana today chaired a meeting to review progress made on various development works under CAPEX Budget (2019-20) and implementation of Centrally sponsored schemes in the district.
DDC reviewed physical and financial achievements in detail of the Education, PWD, PHE, PDD, RDD, Health, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forest, Agri


Monday, November 11, 2019Capacity building prog on NNM, POSHAN Maah held at Kathua

KATHUA, NOVEMBER 11:- To achieve the objective of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) and to give push to the activities undertaken under POSHAN Maah, a capacity building programme was today organised to sensitize functionaries on the importance of the programme.
Deputy Commissioner, O P Bhagat was the chief guest on the occasion.
The ongoing capacity building, called ‘Incremental Learning Approac


Monday, November 11, 2019Jammu DLSA observes ‘National Education Day’

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 11: District Legal Services Authority, Jammu, today organised series of programmes in various educational institutions of the district to celebrate "National Education Day" and to commemorate the birth anniversary of India's first Education Minister Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad.
The main objective of celebrating this day was to spread awareness about education so that people can be


Monday, November 11, 2019DDC Rajouri reviews winter preparedness

Control rooms being set up by essential services departments

RAJOURI, NOVEMBER 11: District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today chaired a meeting of the district officers of all the departments to review arrangements for restoration of power supply, water supply, snow clearance, road connectivity post recent snowfall besides assessing overall winter preparedness in the district.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner


Monday, November 11, 2019World Diabetes Day: SSH Jammu to host series of academic, patient care activities

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 11: The Department of Endocrinology, Super Speciality Hospital Jammu in collaboration with Department of Medicine, Government Medical College is going to organise a series of events to mark World Diabetes Day celebration on November 14, 2019 from 09:30 am onwards at the hospital. The theme of the event would be "Family and Diabetes".
The event will witness various academic and


Monday, November 11, 2019Livestock development: Artificial insemination prog launched in Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, NOVEMBER 11: Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Sen, today kick started Artificial Insemination Programme under Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan (Rashtriya Gokul Mission) here across the district.
The launch was marked with the holding of an artificial insemination camp here at remote Kuchhal village of block Mughal Maidan.
A team of Veterinary Assistant Surgeons and field st


Monday, November 11, 2019DC Srinagar makes firsthand assessment of snowfall-caused damages to saffron crop

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 11: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Monday made a firsthand assessment of damages that last week's snowfall caused the saffron crop in the outskirts of the district.
He visited the affected saffron fields in several villages and met famers whose crop was damaged in the snowfall. He sought details from constituted teams assessing the crop damages instru


Monday, November 11, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 11: Superintending Engineer (Distribution) Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Ltd O&M Circle, Kathua, has informed that to carry out work for charging of New DTs & HVDS in Kathua Town, the power supply to Lower Shiva Nagar, Ramneek Vihar, Opp. Easy Day Jawahar Nagar, I, Krishna Nagar and PWD Colony will remain affected on November 13 from 12 noon to 2 pm.
Similarly, the power


Monday, November 11, 2019DDC visits fruit Mandi Batengoo

Meets various delegation

ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 11:District Development Commissioner Anantnag Khalid Jahangir today visited fruit Mandi Batengoo to take stock of the arrangements being made by the Horticulture Department for procurement of apple crop, grading, labelling and transport arrangements for the procured apple crop.
During the visit the fruit growers appraised the DDC regarding delay in grading and labelling of a


Monday, November 11, 2019DDC Budgam visits Railway Station Budgam

BUDGAM, NOVEMBER 11:- District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai today visited Railway Station Budgam to take stock of the arrangements put in place for passengers.
He was informed that the train service will be restored on Tuesday shall operate partially between Srinagar and Barramulla Railway Stations.
The DDC said that restoration of service is a big relief to the people


Monday, November 11, 2019DC Pulwama inspects attendance in offices

PULWAMA, NOVEMBER 11: Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer today conducted surprise inspection of several government offices to check the attendance of the employees and functioning of the departments.
The DC inspected office of ACD, DPO, IWMP, Xen STD, Xen Irrigation, Xen REW, Animal Husbandry and Poultry Office. While taking serious note of absence of employees, the DC ordered iss


Monday, November 11, 2019ADC reviews healthcare scenario of Bandipora

BANDIPORA, NOVEMBER 11: Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Zahoor Ahmad Mir on Monday inspected District Hospital Bandipora and took the firsthand appraisal of healthcare facilities being provided to the patients.
ADC Bandipora, who was accompanied by Medical Superintendent DH Bandipora, visited various wards including General Ward, Accident and Emergency Section, X-ray section and inte


Monday, November 11, 2019DSEK inspects Board exam centres at Bandipora

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 11: Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Mohammad Younis Malik on Wednesday inspected various Board examination centres in Bandipora district.
Director visited Government Higher Secondary School Shadipora, HSS Nadihal, GHSS Bandipora and many other educational institutions. He interacted with the students and enquired about the arrangements made by the BOSE and School E


Monday, November 11, 2019DC Srinagar visits various rural areas to assess availability of essential services

Interacts with locals, assures of addressing all genuine concerns

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 11: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Monday conducted an extensive tour of various rural areas of the district reviewing availability of essential services there.
The DC visited various areas including Panthachowk, Lasjan, Khonmoh, Zevan and Wevan and inspected developmental projects.
He held extensive interactions with locals of these areas taking fe


Monday, November 11, 2019Div Com chairs HLC meet

Discusses allotment of plots under rehabilitation programme

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 11: Divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a High Level Committee (HLC) meeting regarding the allotment of plots to the dislocated families living on either sides of river Jhelum and Tsunti Khul under rehabilitation program.
The meeting was attended by VC SDA, Additional Commissioner, Kashmir, Commissioner SMC, Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood


Monday, November 11, 2019JK Tourism Deptt participates in World Travel Mart London

Navin Chaudhary interacts with global tourism players, trade groups to highlight JK’s tourism potential

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 11: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department participated in World Travel Mart in London to showcase the huge potential J&K offers to visitors, travelers and adventure lovers.
Principal Secretary Tourism Navin Kumar Choudhary along with Deputy Secretary Tourism Waseem Raja attended the prestigious event to promote J&K’s tourism potential among the travel leaders of the globe.


Monday, November 11, 2019Div Com reviews arrangements for Gurupurab

Greets people on birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 11: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today held a meeting with the representatives of Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (GPC), Srinagar to discuss the arrangements made for the celebrations of Birth Anniversary (Gurupurbh) of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (GPC), Srinagar informed him that on November 12, a religious program will be held at Ch


Monday, November 11, 2019DC Kupwara meets delegation in Handwara

Directs for assessment of crop damage

KUPWARA, NOVEMBER 11: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg today visited various Tehsil headquarters of Handwara Sub Division and other adjacent areas and took stock of various essentials being provided to people.
During the visit, the DDC interacted with locals and enquired about damage caused due recent snowfall to crops and property. He directed the Chief Horticulture Officer and Revenu


Monday, November 11, 2019DDC Kulgam reviews class 10th exam arrangements

KULGAM, NOVEMBER 11: District Deputy Commissioner (DDC) Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today inspect various examination centers setup by BOSE for 10th class.
He visited exam centers established in Government model higher secondary school Chawalgam, DIET Kulgam, government higher secondary school Nihama where he took stock of various facilities including seating, lighting and sanitation. He also int


Monday, November 11, 2019DDC conducted extensive tour of Kulgam

KULGAM, NOVEMBER 11: District Deputy Commissioner (DDC) Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat along with ADC and other officers today conducted an extensive tour of district Kulgam to assess the quantum of damage caused to horticulture sector due to recent snowfall.
During his visit to Nihama, Ramhama and other villages, several delegations informed him about the damage caused to their orchards.


Monday, November 11, 2019BBBP scheme: DC Shopian reviews implementation

SHOPIAN, NOVEMBER 11: The Development Commissioner of Shopian Ch. Mohammed Yasin today chaired a meeting of District Task Force Committee (DTFC) to review the implementation of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme in the district. He discussed the way forward for effective implementation of the scheme to meet the objectives of the scheme.
Among others ADDC Mohammad Salim Malik, ADC Shiekh Abd


Monday, November 11, 2019DDC Budgam visits exam centers

Takes stock of arrangements made for Haj pilgrims

BUDGAM, NOVEMBER 11: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai today visited various examination centers set up at different educational institutions to take stock of the arrangements and facilities provided to the students in Budgam district.
The DDC was accompanied by the Chief Education Officer Budgam and other officials of education department.
Stressing on the s


Monday, November 11, 2019Northern Army Commander meets Lt. Governor

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 11: Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Lt Gen. Singh briefed Lt. Governor about the overall security situation along the IB, LAC, LoC and hinterland and the anti terrorist operations being conducted by the Army.
Lt. Governor and the Army Commander also discussed various other issu


Monday, November 11, 2019Lt. Governor greets people on Gurupurab

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 11: Lt. Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Dev’s Birthday.
In a message of greetings, Lt. Governor described Guru Nanak Devji as an apostle of peace and tolerance whose teachings would continue to inspire generations, leading them to the path of righteousness and brotherhood. He said that Guruji strove all his life for


Monday, November 11, 2019Lt Governor reviews Health and Medical Education sector and projects by the ERA

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 11: Lt. Governor Girish Chandra Murmu reviewed the Health and Medical Education sector and also the externally aided projects being executed by the Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), in separate meetings held at the Civil Secretariat, Jammu.
Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance; Sh. Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to


Monday, November 11, 2019#Jammu | Snow clearing operations underway on the Mughal Road

JAMMU, NOV 11: Snow clearing operations on the Mughal Road here started on Monday following heavy snowfall in the area. Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and parts of Uttarakhand have received heavy snowfall in the past few days, which has disrupted the normal lives of people living in these areas.

The Met department said yesterday that the road traffic between the valley and the Jammu regio


Monday, November 11, 2019Landslides close Jammu Srinagar highway

Srinagar, Nov 11: After opening briefly on Saturday, the Jammu Srinagar highway was again blocked on Sunday due to landslides triggered by rains at Digdol, 150 kilometres from Jammu.

The highway has mostly remained blocked since last Thursday, when massive snowfall swept Jammu and Kashmir.

"It is a massive landslide that has hit the highway at Digdol, 125 metres of the road has been swept a


Monday, November 11, 2019J-K: Computerised system for registration of documents by Nov end

Jammu: Amid the ongoing strike by lawyers against the creation of a separate department of registration, the Jammu and Kashmir government announced that a computerised registration system will be rolled out across the union territory by the end of November.

Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam chaired a high-level meeting in Jammu to finalise steps for rolling out the new system, which is being


Monday, November 11, 2019Pak increases deployment across Line of Control in J&K

New Delhi, Nov 11: India has apprised the international community about the Pakistan Army gradually increasing troop deployment and enhancing its firepower on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, sources said on Monday.

The Indian Army had carried out a detailed analysis in this regard and shared a report with the government.


Monday, November 11, 20192 militants killed in Bandipora encounter

Srinagar, Nov 11: Two militants were killed on Monday by security forces in an encounter, which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in north Kashmir district of Bandipora.

A senior police official told UNI that following a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of the Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group (SOG), Jammu & Kashmir police and CRPF, launched a joint sear


Monday, November 11, 2019Ayodhya issue was expedited after Gogoi became Chief Justice

New Delhi: The seven-decade old Ayodhya land dispute was in limbo for nine years since it first reached the Supreme Court.

On May 8 2011, the top court stayed the Allahabad High Court order and started hearing the civil appeals filed by the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and RamLalla seeking claim on the disputed land. Unfortunately, the case kept being deferred date after date owing to


Monday, November 11, 2019Restrictions lifted across Jammu

Schools, colleges to reopen today; in Valley too

JAMMU: Preventive restrictions, imposed as a precautionary measure across Jammu region on the eve of the Supreme Court's judgement on Ayodhya case, were withdrawn on Sunday night, with schools and colleges slated to reopen on Monday, even as the government is not likely to restore mobile internet in Jammu region any time soon.
However, controlled regulation with deployment of forces wherever nec


Monday, November 11, 2019Eid-e-Milad celebrated with fervour

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Muslim devotees thronged mosques to celebrate Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi with religious fervour as authorities on Sunday eased out restrictions in most parts of Jammu region but did not allow any major procession due to prohibitory orders in Kashmir region.

Restrictions were witnessed in most parts after the authorities imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC across J


Monday, November 11, 2019Centre approves roads project worth Rs 380 crore for Jammu

NHAI to establish Kunjwani flyover, service lanes, expansion of rail under roads

JAMMU: The Government of Indian (GOI) has accorded sanctioned to Rs 380 crore for the development of 37 kilometer-long stretch from Vijaypur to Nagrota on Jammu-Pathankot National Highway involving several projects including establishment of Kunjwani flyover, Devika Bridge in Vijaypur, four lanning of rail-under-bridges at Nagrota and Greater Kailash in Jammu.
The project will be executed by Nat


Monday, November 11, 20191 militant killed in ongoing encounter

SRINAGAR: Security forces killed a militant during an encounter which raged in a village in Bandipora district of north Kashmir on Sunday.

The gunfight between security forces and militants was still under way in Lawdara village, about 55 km from Srinagar, till late Sunday night, even as the security forces believe to have trapped more associates of the slain ultra.

The encounter started wh


Monday, November 11, 2019DGP, NAC discuss J&K UT security situation

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir's police chief Dilbag Singh met Army's Northern Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh in Udhampur on Sunday and discussed the overall security situation in the Union Territory following the Ayodhya verdict.
The Director General of Police was accompanied by Additional Director General of CRPF Zulfikar Hassan to the meeting, a police spokesman said.
"Overall security situation of


Monday, November 11, 2019Amid lawyers’ strike, govt sets Nov 30 deadline for computerised regn of docs

JAMMU: Amid the ongoing strike by lawyers against the creation of a separate department of registration, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday announced that a computerised registration system will be rolled out across the union territory by the end of November.
The announcement came four days after the Revenue Department issued printed Mutation Register with 100 leaves each to the Patw


Monday, November 11, 201995% power network restored in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Over 95 percent of power distribution network has been restored with 65 out of 66 receiving stations having been charged and 400 out of 400 megawatts of power being supplied in Srinagar as of Sunday evening, the district authorities said.

This follows round-the-clock efforts of the Srinagar administration with Power Development Department officials braving odds manoeuvring through sn


Monday, November 11, 2019Maha impasse: BJP declines, Guv invites Sena to form government

MUMBAI: Hours after the BJP declined to form government in Maharashtra on Sunday, Governor Bhagat Singh Khoshyari on Sunday night asked the Shiv Sena to "indicate the willingness and ability" of the party to stake claim, mounting suspense over formation of government.
The Sena, which is the second largest party in the 288-member House with 56 MLAs after the BJP (105), has time till 7:30 PM on No


Monday, November 11, 2019Landslide blocks Jammu-Srinagar NH again, 1300 vehicle stranded

Work in full swing, restoration likely by afternoon today: Div Com

BANIHAL/JAMMU: Thousands of commuters were stranded as the Jammu-Srinagar National highway was again blocked by a massive landslide in Ramban district on Sunday afternoon, only hours after traffic resumed on the route.
The work on cleaning the debris was going on full throttle but the authorities expected the highway to be through for vehicular movement only after 2 pm on Monday.
Traffic on the


Monday, November 11, 2019Valley jawan kills self in UP

JAMMU: A soldier of the 66th Battalion of the Sashastra Seema Bal belonging to Jammu and Kashmir has allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his gun at the Hardidali camp in Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj district.

The incident happened on Saturday night and the victim was identified as Basher Ahmad (32), a resident of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The reason behind the suici


Monday, November 11, 2019Two injured in Pak firing

SRINAGAR: Two civilians were reported to have been injured on Sunday when Pakistani Rangers targeted civilian areas along the LoC in Kashmir Valley.
"The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms along LoC in Uri sector in Baramulla district on Sunday evening", defence sources said.
They said two civilians suffered injuries in the Pakistani firing and were


Sunday, November 10, 2019All schools, colleges to remain open from tomorrow: Div Com

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 10: According to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, that all schools, colleges and other educational institutions shall remain open from tomorrow.


Sunday, November 10, 2019DC Srinagar conducts extensive tour of Downtown

Assesses essential services availability, inspects post snowfall restoration

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 10: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with Commissioner SMC Khurshid Sanai Sunday conducted an extensive tour of Downtown visiting various areas to assess availability of essential services and obtain public feedback.
The DC inspected snow-clearance of lanes and by-lanes, restoration of power and water supplies, response of health institutions, ratio


Sunday, November 10, 2019Post snowfall, DC B’la takes stock of PHE schemes, hospitals, orchards

Directs officers to ensure essential services to people in north Kashmir district

BARAMULLA, NOVEMBER 10: In order to ensure provision of essential services to the people, the District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Dr GN Itoo, today visited various areas of district and inspected hospitals, PHE schemes and orchards.
The DDC also inspected languishing projects of PHE and directed the concerned officers to gear up men and machinery to ensure completion of PHE schemes take


Sunday, November 10, 2019DC Pulwama visits Newa, Panjgam, takes stock of electricity, water supply schemes

Directs PDD officials to mobilize men and machinery restoration of electricity

PULWAMA NOVEMBER 10: District Development Commissioner, Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer, today took stock of electricity, water supply and other schemes.
The DDC visited Newa, Panjgam, Chakura and adjoining areas of south Kashmir district—taking stock of restoration of power and water supply and other essential commodities in these areas.
At Newa and Panjgam, the DDC inspected the grid stations and t


Sunday, November 10, 2019DC Anantnag tours Kokernag, takes stock of snow clearance & availability of essentials

ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 10: The District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir today visited Kokernag Sub Division to take stock of the snow clearance and availability of essentials.
Among other officers, SDM Kokernag, SE PDD, CMO Anantnag, Executive Engineers of PMGSY & Mechanical Engineering Division Anantnag, Tehsildar Kokernag, BMO Kokernag, AEEs of R&B Sub Divisions Achabal and Kok


Sunday, November 10, 2019Computerised Registration System for registration of documents to be rolled out by 30.11.2019

Chief Secretary finalizes steps for the roll-out process

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 10: Chief Secretary, B. V. R. Subrahmanyam chaired a High Level Meeting at Civil Secretariat, Jammu to finalize the steps for rolling out the Computerised Registration System across the UT of J&K. The ultimate objective of the Computerised Registration System would be to provide efficient, speedy and hassle free services to the people.
Financial Commissioner Finance, AK Mehta;


Sunday, November 10, 2019DC Srinagar visits Chatti Padshahi, reviews arrangements

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 10: Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Sunday visited Chatti Padshahi gurdwara at Rainawari to review the arrangements made for the founder of Sikhism and first Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev Ji's 550th birth anniversary on November 12.
Among other senior officers, the Deputy Commissioner was flanked by Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, (SMC) Khur


Sunday, November 10, 2019DC visits various health institutions

Infrastructure grant for better patient healthcare in winter

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 10: District Administration, Srinagar has extended infrastructure support to various health institutions in the district aimed at better patient healthcare in winter season and making adequate heating arrangements.
Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with Joint Director Planning Yaseen Lone, Chief Medical Officer Dr Talat and other senior officers co


Sunday, November 10, 2019JKSJA organizes Orientation Prog on Transition from State Laws to Central Laws

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 10: J&K State Judicial Academy today organized an Orientation Programme on “Transition from State Laws to Central Laws in the backdrop of Implementation of Reorganisation Act, 2019” for Civil Judges (Senior/Junior Division)/ Chief Judicial Magistrates/Magistrates serving in Jammu province.
The objective of the Orientation programme was to give insight to the participants into the


Sunday, November 10, 2019BJP says it cannot form government in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) In a major political development, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday admitted it was not in a position to form the government in Maharashtra despite having a public mandate for its pre-poll alliance.

BJP State President Chandrakant Patil said the party's stand has been conveyed to Governor B.S. Koshyari this evening after hectic meetings of the party core committee sinc


Sunday, November 10, 2019NIC demand at NSA meet with religious leaders

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, at his residence on Sunday here, held a meeting of eminent religious leaders from across faiths to discuss maintaining peace and harmony in the wake of Ayodhya verdict. A joint statement was issued after the meet, but most religious leaders demanded revival of National Integration Council (NIC), established in 1961.

"I demanded rev


Sunday, November 10, 2019Festivities in Punjab mark Guru Nanak's birth anniversary

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 10 (IANS) A sea of humanity was witnessed on Sunday here at this border town of Punjab from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day earlier had opened the Kartarpur Corridor.

Modi had also flagged off the first lot of pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan's Punjab province.

With the Dera Baba Nanak Utsav event here to mark the 550th birth anni


Sunday, November 10, 2019Milad-un-Nabi celebrated peacefully in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 10 (IANS) Milad-ub-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, passed off peacefully in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana on Sunday amid tight security.

Police had deployed additional forces in communally sensitive old city of Hyderabad in the wake of Saturday's Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya title case.

Personnel of Rapid Action Force and City Armed Reserve were


Sunday, November 10, 2019Day after Ayodhya verdict, NSA holds interfaith meet

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Just a day after the Ayodhya verdict, National Security Advisor Ajit doval held a meeting at his residence of religious leaders cutting across faiths.

Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad and Swami Chidanand Saraswati was present at the inter-religious meet at Doval's residence on Sunday. Baba Ramdev, Swami Parmatmanand were also present there. Naved Hamid of Majlis-E-Musha


Sunday, November 10, 2019Minutes before marriage, techie hangs self in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 10 (IANS) Half-an-hour before tying the knot to make a new beginning in life, a software engineer committed suicide at a function hall on the outskirts of Hyderabad, police said.

N. S. Sandeep hanged himself at the function hall in Kompally in Medchal district.

The incident occurred even as guests from the families of both the bridegroom and the bride were waiting for the cer


Sunday, November 10, 2019Andhra man murdered over Rs 2

Amaravati, Nov 10 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a man was killed during an argument for two rupees in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district, police said.

The incident occurred late Saturday in Valasapakala village under Kakinada rural block.

According to police, Suvarnaraju (24), a construction worker, had gone to a cycle shop for inflating his cycle tyres. As he did not have two rupees


Sunday, November 10, 2019PM, HM speak to Mamata over cyclone Bulbul, assure help

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) A day after cyclone Bulbul wreaked havoc in the coastal areas of West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday spoke to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take stock of the situation.

In the telephonic conversation, Modi assured Banerjee of all possible assistance from the Central government.

"Spoke to WB CM @MamataOfficial reg


Sunday, November 10, 2019212 pillars, 128 ft high, 5 entrances: The elusive Ram Mandir

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Now that the Supreme Court has cleared decks for temple in Ayodhya, the Ram Janambhoomi Nyas along with the help from VHP will like to start its construction at the earliest. Though, the VHP has toyed with many maps of the Ram Temple, as it conceived over the years; but there's a blueprint based upon the most agreeable version that the majority believes, resembles the ori


Sunday, November 10, 2019Two exams of classes 5-9 postponed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 10: Authorities in Kashmir have postponed the first two papers of the annual examinations of classes 5-9 which were scheduled to begin on Monday, an official said.

According to Director School Education, the Urdu/Hindi and English exams were scheduled to be held on Monday and Tuesday respectively, an official spokesperson said.

He said the exams would now be held on November 2


Sunday, November 10, 2019Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

JAMMU: Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended for over 13 hours following a massive landslide in Ramban district, officials said.

The highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was cleared of debris around 3 am, paving the way for resumption of traffic, the officials said.

A massive landslide occurred


Sunday, November 10, 2019DC Jammu launches website on Jhiri Mela

JAMMU:Deputy Commissioner Jammu Sushma Chauhan today launched the website of Jhiri Mela

Among others who were present on the occasion included ADC Jammu Tahir Firdous, ACG Jammu M L Tasir, SDM March, and Mela Officer Tariq Naik and DIO NIC Jammu Sanjay Gupta. This official website has been designed and developed by NIC District Jammu.

It was informed that the websit


Sunday, November 10, 2019BJP must grab Governor's offer to form govt in Maha: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Nov 10: The Shiv Sena on Sunday advised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to grab the Governor's offer to explore possibilities and willingness to form the government in Maharashtra.

"We welcome the Governor's decision... The BJP is claiming it has the numbers to form the government. They should take advantage of this," Sena MP Sanjay Raut told mediapersons here.

Late on Saturday ni


Sunday, November 10, 2019SC backs Ram temple in Ayodhya

Gives Muslims nearly twice the disputed land for mosque

NEW DELHI: Settling a fractious issue that goes back more than a century, the Supreme Court in a historic verdict on Saturday backed the construction of a Ram temple by a government trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.
Delivering a unanimous verdict on a case that has long polarised the country and


Sunday, November 10, 2019Amid tight security, J&K remains peaceful; restrictions to continue

JAMMU: Amid tight security arrangements in view of Supreme Court’s verdict on Ayodhya title dispute, the situation remained peaceful in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as no untoward incident was reported from anywhere across the union territory; however, the restrictions imposed under section 144 will remain enforced on Sunday also.
People in Jammu welcomed the Supreme Court judgment in the Ram J


Sunday, November 10, 2019Modi inaugurates Kartarpur corridor

Thanks Imran; 562 pilgrims visit gurdwara on first day

DERA BABA NANAK (GURDASPUR): In a rare and landmark initiative, the Kartarpur corridor facilitating Indian pilgrims to visit one of Sikhism's holiest shrines in the Pakistani town of Narowal was thrown open amid fanfare and presence of several thousand Sikhs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan for respecting Indian sentiments towards the shrine a


Sunday, November 10, 2019‘Produce or surrender lands’ | SIDCO asks 74 ‘defunct’ industrial units

Deadline 1 month; Inclusion of sick, mortgaged units draws ire

JAMMU: The J&K Small Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCO) has issued notices to ‘defunct’ industrial units across Jammu and Kashmir divisions, to start production in a month or be ready to surrender their lands, while not considering the sick and mortgaged units, and a proper exit route for them.
“We have issued one-month notices to at least 74 industrial ‘defunct’ units in Jammu and Kashm


Sunday, November 10, 2019Undertrial prisoner dies; family alleges torture, blocks highway

6- doctor board conducts postmortem, inquiry initiated

JAMMU: The traffic on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway was halted for four hours after the family of an undertrial prisoner who died during treatment at a hospital, blocked the road at Parmandal near Bari Brahmana and demanded an inquiry into his death, which they alleged happened due to custodial torture.
The protestors who were demanding compensation for the family of deceased were pacifie


Sunday, November 10, 2019Jammu to Delhi in six hours: Survey of 575-km-long road corridor completed


NEW DELHI: The survey for the construction of 575-km-long express road corridor connecting the holy town of Katra with the national capital via Amritsar has been completed and the project is expected to cost Rs 35,000 crore.
Once completed, the new expressway will reduce the travel time from Katra to Delhi to seven hours and from Jammu to Delhi to just about six hours.
This was informed by Unio


Sunday, November 10, 2019Cop, ex-militant among 3 booked for looting trader

JAMMU: Two brothers, a policeman and a surrendered militant, were among three people booked for allegedly looting and assaulting a saffron trader on gun point in Rajouri district.
While prime accused Mohammad Mustafa Shah was arrested and looted saffron along with two 12-bore guns were seized, the search was on to arrest the two brothers, Rajouri Senior Superintendent of Police Yougal Manhas sai


Sunday, November 10, 2019Landslide blocks NH, hours after restoration; snowfall in Kashmir

39 stranded families rescued in Srinagar

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: A fresh landslide in Ramban district blocked the Jammu-Srinagar national highway hours after it was restored, leaving thousands of commuters stranded at various places, even as the air traffic remained affected for third consecutive day as fresh snowfall was experienced in parts of Kashmir as a thick layer of fog engulfed the Valley on Saturday.
While there were no deaths reports


Sunday, November 10, 2019Heavy snowfall hits fruit industry badly; Shopian, Kulgam, Baramulla worst hit

SRINAGAR: The recent snowfall in the valley has severally hit the fruit industry in Kashmir with almost more than 20 percent standing apple crop being damaged with Shopian, Kulgam and Baramulla being the badly hit areas.
The month of November is set to be the end of autumn in Kashmir and valley witness trees shedding their leaves towards the end of the month.
Ghulam Ahmed, fruite grower told ov


Sunday, November 10, 2019Maha Guv invites BJP to form govt

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari on Saturday evening invited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- the single-largest party -- to indicate its willingness to form the next government, barely four hours before the tenure of the state Assembly expires at midnight.
"The Governor today asked Devendra Fadnavis, the leader of the elected members of the single-largest party, the BJP, to indicat


Sunday, November 10, 2019India slams Pak’s remark on Ayodhya

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday rejected Pakistan's "unwarranted and gratuitous" statement on the Ayodhya verdict, saying it is a civil matter that is completely internal to India.
"We reject the unwarranted and gratuitous comments made by Pakistan on the judgement of the Supreme Court of India on a civil matter that is completely internal to India," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a state


Sunday, November 10, 2019Lt Governor greets people on Eid-i-Milad

JAMMU: Lt Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has greeted the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) and expressed sincere hope that this auspicious occasion would be the harbinger of harmony, peace, progress and prosperity in J&K.

In a message of greetings, Lt. Governor observed that Islam teaches us the values of brotherhood, simplicity, compassion and morality, all o


Saturday, November 9, 2019Power sector service restoration post snowfall: Comm Secy PDD takes appraisal

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: To review service restoration works in power sector post snowfall, Commissioner Secretary, Power Development Department (PDD) Hirdesh Kumar Singh today convened a meeting with the officers of PDD and PGCIL.
During the meeting, detailed report was given on various steps taken by power department in view of current circumstances including ERS for collapsed big towers, Cros


Saturday, November 9, 2019Workshop on Peace & Happiness held at Katra

Katra : Swarangan meditation charitable trust organized a workshop on “peace &Happiness” for Railway personals at GRP lines ,here on Saturday.
On the occasion, Raj Kumar Dogra, Internationally renowned meditation guru delivered lecture for stress free life and taught the techniques to live life happily through meditation and spirituality.
Ranjeet Singh Sambyal SSP, Railway Katra, along w


Saturday, November 9, 2019Service restoration after snowfall: DC Srinagar takes firsthand appraisal in late-evening tour

Visits important installations of healthcare, mechanical engineering, power and water

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary late evening on Saturday toured the city areas to take firsthand appraisal of response mechanism put in place to restore services affected in the wake of Thursday's snowstorm in the district.
officers of MED, PWD, PHE, SMC, PDD, UEED, Traffic and Health departments accompanied the DC and briefed him about the status of


Saturday, November 9, 2019Hirdesh Kumar visits Srinagar, Baramulla Districts

Inspects ground zero power restoration work

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: The Commissioner Secretary, Power Development Department (PDD) Hirdesh Kumar Singh today visited different areas in Srinagar and Baramulla Districts to inspect ground zero restoration work of power supply which was affected due to recent heavy snowfall across valley.
The Commissioner Secretary was accompanied by the Chief Engineer (Distribution) Qazi Hashmat, Chief Engin


Saturday, November 9, 2019Div Com reviews restoration of power supply, road clearance, winter preparedness in Kashmir Valley

Asks Deputy Commissioners to increase public outreach; Stresses on 100% attendance in government offices, says public convenience priority, warns against profiteering & hoarding

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday held an extensive meeting with the heads of various departments and Deputy Commissioners to review the restoration of power supply, clearance of snow and the overall winter preparedness in the Valley.
He emphasized on complete winter preparedness so that in the event of harsh winter, all basic necessities are m


Saturday, November 9, 2019Div Com for cleaning of Doodganga Nallah

Directs immediate removal of waste, litter along its banks

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting in pursuance to the High Court directions regarding the Writ Petition (Civil) No.19/2019 titled “Court on its own motion V/s state and others.”
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Budgam (through Video Conferencing); Director ERA, Kashmir; Director Rural Development Department, Kash


Saturday, November 9, 2019Building Permission Norms: Div Com constitutes committee to look into violations

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: As per the directions passed by High Court of Jammu and Kashmir in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 2978/2019 titled Chairman LAWDA, Srinagar and others V/s Ghulam Rasool Mir and others on November 5, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan today chaired a meeting which was attended by VC LAWDA, VC SDA, Commissioner SMC, Additional Commissioner, Kashmir; ADC Srinaga


Saturday, November 9, 2019Remove toilets from Jhelum banks: Div Com

Asks I&FC to place location of public toilets on GPS

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: As per the orders passed by High Court of Jammu and Kashmir regarding PIL no. 16/2014 titled Javaid Ahmad Zargar V/S State, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan today chaired a meeting which was attended by heads of various departments.
The Deputy Commissioners of various districts attended the meeting through video conferencing.
In compliance to the Hi


Saturday, November 9, 201937 stranded families rescued, provided assistance

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 9: District Administration, Srinagar along with Police rescued 37 stranded nomadic families in Tehsil Panthachowk in the wake of heavy snowfall. These families were provided accommodation at Panthachowk apart from blankets, ration and assistance for basic needs. The nomadic families along with livestock were on way to Poonch district. Tehsildar Panthachowk Younis Bangroo under


Saturday, November 9, 201912 rescued from Houseboat, accommodated

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 9: At least 12 members of 2 families residing in a houseboat in River Jhelum were rescued with timely intervention of authorities. The houseboat owned by the families sank this evening due to imbalance leaving the families in distress.
Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with senior officers from departments, members of flood control, SDRF and polic


Saturday, November 9, 2019Fire damage: 11 Families assisted

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 9: District Administration, Srinagar provided assistance to 11 families whose houses were damaged in two separate fire incidents in Srinagar. Three houses were partially damage in Habbak area of Ganpatyar where local administration provided financial assistance, kitchen sets and blankets. In another fire incidents 8 families suffered losses in Tibetian Colony all the families


Saturday, November 9, 2019National Legal Services Day celebrated in Jammu

JAMMU NOVEMBER 09: District Legal Services Authority, Jammu under the aegis of J&K State Legal Services Authority, today celebrated National Legal Services Day in the conference hall of District Court Complex Janipur, Jammu under the Chairmanship R K Wattal, Chairman District Legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jammu.
The programme was also attended by Judicial Officers, P


Saturday, November 9, 2019Director Horticulture reviews developmental activities in Jammu division

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 09: Director Horticulture, Jammu, R K Katoch today chaired a meeting to review the developmental activities under Horticulture sector in Jammu division.
During the meeting, the Director impressed upon all the Chief Horticulture Officers to expedite physical and financial achievements under various components of State as well as Centrally Sponsored Schemes in time bound manner.


Saturday, November 9, 2019T-2 Exam of Class 5th-9th postponed

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: According to Director School Education, Kashmir T-2 Examination in Urdu/Hindi and English pertaining to Class 5th-9th which was scheduled to be held on 11-11-2019 and 13-11-2019 respectively stands postponed.
The exams will now be held on 26-11-2019 (Urdu/Hindi) and 28-11-2019 (English).


Saturday, November 9, 2019Smith in line for becoming first ever SA Director of Cricket

Johannesburg, Nov 9 (IANS) Former South African captain Graeme Smith is reportedly in the running to become the Proteas' first ever Director of Cricket. The position has been created in the wake of their 2019 World Cup performance.

Smith, who is regarded as one of the most influential captains in the history of South African cricket, told ESPNCricinfo that he was among those interviewed for th


Saturday, November 9, 2019China Open: Chirag-Rankireddy lose in semis

Fuzhou (China), Nov 9 (IANS) The Indian men's doubles pair comprising Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy bowed out of the ongoing China Open 2019 after going down in their semi-final clash here on Saturday.

The India duo went down 16-21, 20-22 to the World No.1 pairing of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo from Indonesia in the 40-minute affair.

The Indians put up a stron


Saturday, November 9, 2019Will be back in action soon: Prithvi Shaw

Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Young batsman Prithvi Shaw is eyeing a comeback and the 20-year-old is likely to turn out for Mumbai in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. Shaw was handed a back-dated eight-month suspension by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on July 30 for "inadvertently" consuming a cough syrup that contained the prohibited substance terbutaline.

Shaw had a great s


Saturday, November 9, 2019Tejaswini Sawant secures 12th Olympic quota for India in shooting

Doha, Nov 9 (IANS) Ace shooter Tejaswini Sawant on Saturday bagged India's 12th quota in shooting for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games by qualifying for the final of the women's 50m rifle 3 positions event at the ongoing 14th Asian Championships.

Tejaswini earned the Olympic quota after finishing fifth in the qualification with a score of 1171 points. China's Shi Mengyao of China topped the qua


Saturday, November 9, 2019Pant is a young guy, allow him to play cricket: Rohit

Nagpur, Nov 9 (IANS) Rishabh Pant has come under a lot of criticism in recent times, especially after he missed an opportunity to stump Liton Das in the second T20I against Bangladesh in Rajkot. But stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma wants fans and the media to let him breathe and not focus on every move the youngster makes.

Speaking to the media on the eve of the third T20I, Rohit said: "You know


Saturday, November 9, 2019Want to finish on winning note at AFC U-19 C'ship: Pinto

Al Khobar, Nov 9 (IANS) India will go up against Afghanistan in their third and final match of the AFC Under-19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers on Sunday. After finishing on the losing end in their first two games against Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia, head coach Floyd Pinto stated that the team wants to finish on a "winning note" in their last fixture.

"We have treated every game like a final and


Saturday, November 9, 2019Mahmudullah's captaincy has hint to that of Dhoni: Pathan

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Irfan Pathan has heaped praise on Mahmudullah who is leading Bangladesh in the ongoing T20I series against India, saying the captaincy of the Bangladesh skipper is a bit similar to that of M.S. Dhoni.

Bangladesh registered their first-ever T20I win over India in Delhi last Sunday. However, they were unable to replicate their performance in Rajkot as they had to face a c


Saturday, November 9, 2019Ghate, Patra among candidates for RBI dy guv post

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Financial Sector Regulatory Appointment Search Committee (FSRASC) is understood to have interviewed 10 candidates including RBI's Executive Director Michael Patra and external MPC member Chetan Ghate among 3 other economists, two IAS officers for RBI's deputy governor's post.

Chetan Ghate is an external member of RBI's Monetary Policy Committee.

Micheal Debabrata


Saturday, November 9, 2019National Entrepreneurship Awards conferred on enterprises

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey on Saturday conferred the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 to enterprises and ecosystem builders here.

The fourth edition of the award ceremony was organised to mark the completion of five years of setting up of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in 2014.

Congratulating t


Saturday, November 9, 2019Cyclone Bulbul: Kolkata Airport to suspend ops from 6 pm

New Delhi/Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) The Airport Authority of India (AAI) on Saturady has said it will suspend operations at the Kolkata airport, owing to the expected landfall of Cyclone Bulbul, as a precautionary measure.

According to a government official, the operation at the airport will be suspended from 6 p.m. on Saturday to 6 a.m. on Sunday.

"The operations will be suspended as a precaut


Saturday, November 9, 2019Cabinet may take up BPCL privatisation this month

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Union Cabinet is likely to take up the strategic disinvestment of the entire stake of government of India along with transfer of management control in oil marketing PSU - BPCL this month to push ahead the exercise, sources said.

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs could take up the BPCL privatisation issue this month, said sources.

Meanwhile, Department of disinves


Saturday, November 9, 2019India's largest carmaker cuts production for 8th straight month

Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Lack of demand for passenger vehicles in the country has forced India's largest manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki to cut its production for the 8th consecutive month. The company's total vehicle production last month stood at 1,19,337 units against 1,50,497 in October last year.

The production of passenger vehicles was down 117,383 units from 148,318 in October last year, while


Saturday, November 9, 2019US stocks end higher amid trade observation, consumer data

New York, Nov 9 (IANS) US stocks closed higher, ending the week on an upbeat note, as investors continued to gauge the development of US-China trade scenarios, and the market was backed by the latest consumer sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday rose 6.44 points, or 0.02 per cent, to 27,681.24. The S&P 500 was up 7.90 points, or 0.26 per cent, to 3,093.08. The Nasdaq Composite


Saturday, November 9, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 09: To carry out HT meter testing work by M/s Secure and M/s Yadav Measurement, the shutdown of 11 KV feeders is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Bohri, Tomal Camp and Gole Gujral will remain affected on November 11 from 10 am to 3 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Talab Tillo, Prem Nagar, Nitco Lane and Jain Colony will remain affected on November 13


Saturday, November 9, 2019National Legal Services Day observed across Jammu Division

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 09: National Legal Services Day was celebrated in entire Jammu Division and various programmes and other activities were also held at all the district headquarters.
At Udhampur, National Legal Services day was celebrated in Udhampur today under which District Legal Services Authority under the chairmanship of Mohan LalManhas, Chairman District Legal Services Authority organized


Saturday, November 9, 2019DDC Reasi visits block Pouni; inspects developmental works

REASI, NOVEMBER 09: District Development Commissioner Indu Kanwal Chib on Friday conducted tour of block Pouni and took stock of development scenario at various panchayats in a day-long extensive tour. The DDC visited panchayats Laiter, Laiter Maghai, Bhambhla and Gajore.
Beginning with panchayat Laiter, the DDC first inspected a brick kiln and took stock of safety measures and adherence of envi


Saturday, November 9, 2019DC Jammu launches website on Jhiri Mela

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 09: Deputy Commissioner Jammu Sushma Chauhan today launched the website of Jhiri Mela
Among others who were present on the occasion include ADC Jammu Tahir Firdous, ACG Jammu M L Tasir, SDM Marh and Mela Officer Tariq Naik and DIO NIC Jammu Sanjay Gupta. This official web site has been designed and developed by NIC District Jammu.
It was informed that


Saturday, November 9, 2019Legal Services Day celebrated at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 09- District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Anantnag celebrated Legal Services Day at ADR Centre District Court Complex Anantnag today.
In this connection, a Legal awareness programme on the topic “Free Legal Services” was also organised. The programme was presided over by Principal District & Sessions Judge Anantnag Parvaiz Hussain Kachroo and programme was conducted by Se


Saturday, November 9, 2019Legal Services Day observed at Pulwama

PULWAMA, NOVEMBER 09: “Legal Services Day” was observed at District Court Complex Pulwama under the Chairmanship of Altaf Hussain Khan (Munsiff JMIC) Chairman Tehsil Legal Services Committee Pulwama.
Large number of people including panel Lawyers and Para Legal Volunteers attended the function. The participants were briefed about the efficacy of the legal services day and PLVs were asked to go


Saturday, November 9, 2019DC reviews Milad, Guru Purab Arrangements

Visits Dargah e Aalia B'la, Gurduwara Chatti Padshahi

BARAMULLA , NOVEMBER 09: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today visited the Dargah e Aalia and Gurduwara Chatti Padshahi in old town Baramulla to take stock of arrangements put in place for Eid e Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) and Guru Purab celebrations.
DC was accompanied by ACR, President Municipal Council Baramulla Umar Kakroo, Chief Executive Officer MC Baramulla, EXNs of PDD, R&B and P


Saturday, November 9, 2019Dir Horticultural visits Pulwama, Shopian

Assess damage to orchards in the districts

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today visited District Pulwama & Shopian alongwith Chief Horticulture officer Pulwama and other field officers to assess the damage to orchards due to snowfall.
He visited Mitrigam, Deeri, Malpora, Naira, Trichal, Tahab, Payer, Mugalpora, Koil, Malikpora, Dalipora, Gusoo, Barpora, karewa, Malpora, Monghama Kenigam, Baderwa


Saturday, November 9, 2019Haj application forms for Haj-2020 extended by Dec 5

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 09: Haj Committee of India has extended the last date for submission of Haj application forms for Haj-2020.
The last date shall now be December, 5, 2019.


Saturday, November 9, 2019DDC Pulwama visits snow affected areas, takes stock of post snowfall situation

PULWAMA, NOVEMBER 09: District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer along with the team of officers today conducted an extensive tour of various areas of district and took stock of post snowfall situation including snow clearance, connectivity, restoration of power, damage to orchards, water supply, availability of ration and other essential commodities.
Executive Engineer, R&B


Saturday, November 9, 2019Dir Information visits Red FM, Radio Mirchi

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 09: Director Information and Public Relations, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today visited Red FM and Radio Mirchi Stations here.
During her visit, head of these Radio Stations briefed the Director about the functioning of their Radio Stations.
Interacting with the Station heads, Dr Sehrish said that DIPR is the Nodal Agency for government departments which is providing government sch


Saturday, November 9, 2019Lt. Governor greets people on Eid-i-Milad

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 9: Lt. Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has greeted the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) and expressed sincere hope that this auspicious occasion would be the harbinger of harmony, peace, progress and prosperity in J&K.
In a message of greetings, Lt. Governor observed that Islam teaches us the values of brotherhood, simplicity, compassion and mora


Saturday, November 9, 2019Modi flags off 1st pilgrimage to Kartarpur

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan for respecting the sentiments of India as he flagged off the first pilgrimage to Darbar Sahib in Pakistan after inaugurating the Kartarpur Corridor here.

In the first-of its-kind occasion in seven decades, Modi sent the first lot of 500 pilgrims to visit Darbar Sahib, als


Saturday, November 9, 2019Accept Ayodhya verdict: Bukhari

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari has welcomed the apex court judgement on the Ayodhya title suit, and said he does not agree with the All India Muslim Personal Law Board which said it may file a review petition on the verdict.

The Shahi Imam, speaking to the media, said "We have been consistently saying that we will accept the Supreme Court verdic


Saturday, November 9, 2019Ayodhya verdict: Mixed reactions from TN parties

Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) Political parties in Tamil Nadu on Saturday gave a mixed reaction to the Supreme Court's judgement in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title case, with some welcoming it and some speaking against it.

The apex court on Saturday delivered its judgement in the long pending case whereby it ordered the Central government to form a trust to build and maintain a temple on t


Saturday, November 9, 2019Sidhu gives Kartarpur Corridor credit to Almighty

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 9 (IANS) Congress leader and former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday paid obeisance at the historic Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.

He was among the first all-party delegation of 500 pilgrims from India which reached Pakistan's Kartarpur to pay obeisance at the shrine of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, after the opening of the historic


Saturday, November 9, 2019Kerala Muslim organisations welcome Ayodhya order

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 9 (IANS) Muslim organisations in Kerala have welcomed the historic judgement of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya title dispute case.

Supreme leader of the Indian Union Muslim League, the second biggest ally of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), Hyderali Shihab Thangal said that they accept the verdict.

"There should be no disturbances based on the verdic


Saturday, November 9, 2019Delhi air quality still 'very poor'

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Delhi's air quality continued to be "very poor" on Saturday, although the contribution from stubble fires has been very less during the last couple of days.

According to Safar India, AQI in Delhi was recorded at 335 on Saturday, while PM 10 and PM 2.5 levels were "moderate" and "very poor", respectively.

"AQI is likely to slightly improve and forecasted to be in the


Saturday, November 9, 2019Adhere to Programme Code, I&B Ministry tells TV channels

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has issued an advisory to all television channels and cable TV operators directing for strict adherence to the Programme Code during discussion, debates and reporting following the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya dispute on Saturday.

As per sources, television channels have been asked to exercise utmost restraint whi


Saturday, November 9, 2019Before 1856 riots, Hindu-Muslim faiths co-existed: SC

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) In the much-awaited verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case, the Supreme Court on Saturday said that Hindu and Muslim faiths co-existed before the 1856-57 riots which broke out between the communities in the vicinity of the structure.

In what will go down in history as one of its most landmark verdicts, the Supreme Court on Saturday granted the ownership of the 2.77 ac


Saturday, November 9, 2019Goyal to meet USTR on Nov 13, may seal trade pact

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal will meet US Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer on November 13 for bilateral trade discussions and to arrive at a shared understanding on a possible trade deal.

Post walking out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact, India will have talks with the United States which had hit a rough patch on t


Saturday, November 9, 2019 Lt. Governor greets people on Eid-i-Milad

Jammu, November 9: Lt. Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has greeted the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) and expressed sincere hope that this auspicious occasion would be the harbinger of harmony, peace, progress and prosperity in J&K.

In a message of greetings, Lt. Governor observed that Islam teaches us the values of brotherhood, simplicity, compassion and mo


Saturday, November 9, 2019B2V programme's second phase to be launched in J-K later this month

Jammu, Nov 9: The second phase of the Back to Village (B2V) programme will be launched later this month in Jammu and Kashmir, and modalities for it are being worked out, an official spokesman has said.

Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam on Friday reviewed the preparations made to launch the second phase of the programme, he said.

The modalities for it are being worked out by the planning de


Saturday, November 9, 2019Traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway after two days closure

Jammu, Nov 9: The traffic on 270-km Jammu-Srinagar National highway, the only all weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, was restored on Saturday after remaining closed for two days due to heavy snowfall and landslides at several places, officials said.

However, the Mughal road which connects border districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with south Kashmir's Shopian di


Saturday, November 9, 2019Ayodhya verdict: Restrictions imposed in entire J-K

Srinagar/Jammu, Nov 9: Restrictions were imposed in entire Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as a precautionary measure in the wake of the Supreme Court judgment in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, officials said.

Restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC came into force in the newly-created union territory around midnight after the DGP chaired a high-level meeting to review th


Saturday, November 9, 2019SC verdict on Ayodhya today

Section 144 imposed across J&K; edu instns closed, temples-mosques’ security upped

JAMMU: After seven decades of a protracted legal battle, the Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya at 10:30 am on Saturday, even as elaborate security arrangements have been made across the country while political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and religious leaders urged peopl


Saturday, November 9, 2019Four more killed as highway remains blocked; weather conditions improve

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Four more persons including a woman were reported to have been killed across the union territory in separate incidents related to heavy snowfall and rainfall, taking the number of deaths in past 48 hours to eight, even as the weather conditions improved significantly on Friday.
However, Kashmir remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second consecutive day as the Ja


Saturday, November 9, 2019Jawan martyred in LoC firing; searches on for five intruders

JAMMU: A soldier was killed in a gunbattle with around five to six terrorists who, aided by the cover fire by the Pakistan Army, tried to cross the Line of Control in Rajouri district on Friday.
The Army retaliated to the intrusion strongly, but any casualties on the side of the intruders, couldn’t be confirmed, even as a search for the bodies, if any, has been launched in the area.
The Pakista


Saturday, November 9, 2019CGST-IGST Reimbursement Rs 170 crore of Jammu industrialists still pending with Union government

JAMMU: Industrial units in Jammu division are facing financial crunch as the GST payments worth hundreds of crores for the past several months stand blocked with the union government, even after almost the same amount on the account of State share was released in two installments, a fortnight ago.
“Union Government has failed to reimburse our IGST and CGST claims for the year 2019, adding up to


Saturday, November 9, 2019History in making as Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor today; security upped

Pakistan not to charge $20 service fee on Nov 9, 12

KARTARPUR: Thousands of Sikh pilgrims from across the world are eagerly waiting for Saturday's historic opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan separately inaugurate the cross-border pathway in their respective countries.
Prime Minister Modi will flag off the first batch of over 500 Indian


Saturday, November 9, 2019SPG 'shadow' withdrawn from Gandhi family after 28 long yrs

To get CRPF Z+ security; SPG to guard only PM now

NEW DELHI: The Special Protection Group (SPG) security cover given to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul and daughter Priyanka was withdrawn on Friday, 28 years after the elite force's continuous deployment, and it was replaced by the 'Z-plus' security of the CRPF, officials said.
The government's decision to withdraw the SPG cover given to the family of former prime minister Rajiv G


Saturday, November 9, 2019Srinagar grenade attack death toll rises to 2

SRINAGAR: A man has succumbed to injuries he suffered when terrorists lobbed a grenade in a busy market in the heart of the city, taking the death toll to two in the attack earlier this week.
One person was killed and 35 people were injured in the attack at the Hari Singh High Street market on Monday, almost three months since the Centre revoked the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu


Saturday, November 9, 201910.78 Lakh Metric Tonnes apples transported

JAMMU: Nearly 10.78 lakh metric tonnes of fresh apples have been transported out of Kashmir valley till date this season, a senior official said Friday.

"Till date, 10.78 lakh MT of apples have been dispatched to outside mandis as against 11.74 lakh MT during the same period last year," Horticulture Secretary Manzoor Ahmad Lone said.

He said 77,000 trucks have been used for transportation o


Saturday, November 9, 2019Saffron alliance totters| Fadnavis quits, blames Sena for Maha impasse; Thackeray says BJP liars’ party

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resigned on Friday, blaming ally Shiv Sena for the impasse over government formation after the Assembly polls, with Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray hitting back at the Bharatiya Janata Party, virtually calling it a party of "liars", as the saffron alliance in Maharashtra tottered.

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had asked Fadnavis to con


Saturday, November 9, 2019Was my destiny to end worries of people: Modi

NEW DELHI: Citing his government's decisions to provide ownership rights to residents of unauthorised colonies in Delhi, to enact a law against triple talaq, and to abrogate Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it was "his destiny" to end uncertainties in the lives of people.
Speaking to a delegation of residents of unauthorised colonies and BJP lawmakers from Delhi, he elabo


Saturday, November 9, 2019Valley’s lone media facilitation centre non-functional

SRINAGAR: Kashmir's only media facilitation centre has been non-functional since Thursday due to snowfall in the valley which has disrupted the power supply.
The Internet services at the media centre, established by Jammu and Kashmir government in the wake of abrogation of Article 370, are down leading to problems for journalists who have not been able to file the stories.
The officials of the


Saturday, November 9, 2019PM appeals for peace, harmony

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya will not be a victory or defeat for anyone, and asked everyone to maintain harmony.
A day before the judgement on Saturday morning, Modi appealed to the people that they should make it a priority that this verdict strengthens India's glorious tradition of peace, unity and harmony.
"Tomorrow the verd


Friday, November 8, 2019Kansal reviews subsidised helicopter service facility

Asks for establishment of ticket counters to facilitate passengers

JAMMU, NOV 8: Principal Secretary Civil Aviation Department, Rohit Kansal today reviewed the subsidized helicopter services provided to facilitate people, especially those living in the areas which remain cut off during winter season.
The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma concerned Civil Aviation Department officers, representative of Pawan Hans Helicopter L


Friday, November 8, 2019Over 1000 JKIDFC funded projects to be completed by March 2020

Dr Mehta asks departments to furnish status report within one day

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 8: As many as 1077 languishing projects financed under J&K Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC) and being executed by various departments, are expected to complete by March, 2020.
The information was given at a high level meeting held today here under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner (Finance), Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta
The meeting was attended by Princ


Friday, November 8, 2019Mission Director reviews implementation of NHM programmes

Expanded range of services to be provided in HWCs under Ayushman Bharat

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 08- Mission Director, NHM, J&K Bhupinder Kumar along with Dr. Renu Khajuria, Director Health Services, Jammu today reviewed the physical & financial progress in the execution of various programmes of National Health Mission in the UT of J&K.
Mission Director, NHM, J&K took review of operationalisation of Health & Wellness Centres (HWCs), status of implementation of free drugs


Friday, November 8, 2019Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW), Urs Mubarak arrangements finalised at Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, NOVEMBER 8: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Angrez Singh Rana today chaired a meeting here to finalize the arrangements for Eid-i-Milad-Un-Nabi (SAW) and Urs Shah Assrar -Ud-Din Sahib.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, Mohammad Hanief Malik, Joint Director Planning, Mohd. Iqbal, ASP Kishtwar, Nasir Ahmed, ACR Kishtwar Dr. Amir Hussain, Tehsildar Kishtwar, Officers from CISF, CRPF, Distric


Friday, November 8, 2019Attention GMC Lecturer aspirants

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 08: Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission has informed that it is going to announce revised dates for the candidates who missed the interview (due to bad weather) being conducted by it for the posts of lecturer of various disciplines in Government Medical College Jammu/Srinagar and Assistant Professors of various disciplines in Higher Education Department.
“Those candidat


Friday, November 8, 2019Director Agriculture Jammu reviews progress under State CAPEX Plan, CSS

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 08: Director Agriculture, P S Rathore today reviewed the progress under State CAPEX plan and Centrally Sponsored Schemes, here at a meeting.
Speaking at the meeting, he stressed on strict adherence to norms and guidelines while implementing farmers’ welfare schemes and asked the concerned officers for timely utilization of funds to ensure maximum expenditure at the earliest. He


Friday, November 8, 2019Post snowfall: Roads cleared, restoration of essential services underway across Kashmir division

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 08: District administrations across the Kashmir division today cleared snow from major and link roads after heavy snowfall lashed Kashmir Valley.
District Development Commissioners visited various areas in their respective jurisdictions to take stock of the situation and review snow clearance and restoration of essential services.
At KULGAM, DDC Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat vi


Friday, November 8, 2019Kathua DDC listens to people’s issues

KATHUA, NOVEMBER 8: As part of the public outreach programme, District Development Commissioner O P Bhagat today convened a public grievance redressal camp here at Mahanpur and Karanwara of Basohli Sub Division.
Various deputations from Block Mahanpur and adjoining areas apprised the DDC of their grievances and demands. The demands projected included up gradation of schools, adequate drinking


Friday, November 8, 2019Udhampur admin braces up for implementation of Project Jeevika

UDHAMPUR, NOVEMBER 08: For effective implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan in the district, Additional District Development Commissioner Udhampur Ashok Kumar today chaired meeting with officers of concerned departments to work out the modalities for implementation of project Jeevika.
Pertinent to mention here that Project Jeevika has been conceptualized by District Development Commis


Friday, November 8, 20192-day int’l conference on Gandhian Philosophy concludes at JU

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 08: Two -day international conference on Gandhian Philosophy, which was hosted by Jammu University in collaboration with Central University Jammu and Sarvodaya International Trust concluded today.
The valedictory session featured Gandhi prayers Instrumental.
The Conference on the topic “Revisiting the virtues of Gandhian Philosophy, the relevance and applicability in the 21st


Friday, November 8, 2019Efforts afoot for earliest possible restoration of services in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 08: The administration including all concerned line departments are working round-the-clock in efforts to restore at the earliest possible services affected as a result of Thursday's snowstorm in Srinagar.
Deputy Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary is closely monitoring the response mechanism put in place in the district to ensure all affected services are restored at the


Friday, November 8, 2019Written test for Readers Post on Nov 23

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 08: The written test of eligible candidates for Readers posts shall be held simultaneously at both wings of High Court at Jammu and Srinagar on November 23, 2019 from 11.30 am to 12.55 pm.
The written test shall be held under the supervision of Registrar Judicial High Court of J&K, Jammu and Srinagar.
The candidates belonging to the Jammu division have to appear in Jammu ce


Friday, November 8, 2019Electricity restoration our priority: Div Com

2500 workers of electric department deputed on ground to fix electricity

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 08: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that the main priority of the divisional Administration is to restore electricity in the valley after the heavy spell of snowfall that lead to power shutdown.
“In Srinagar city alone, the trees have fallen at about 400 places causing heavy damage to the electric wires which lead to the power shutdown,” Div Com


Friday, November 8, 2019Dr Samoon inspects progress on upcoming IDTR campus

JAMMU, NOV 8: Principal Secretary Transport Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today inspected progress of work on Institute of Driving Training & Research (IDTR) here at Bhalwal.
The Principal Secretary was accompanied by concerned officers of Transport Department, JK Projects Construction Corporation Ltd (JKPCC), representatives of Maruti Udyog and other concerned.
Samoon went around sev


Friday, November 8, 2019Govt exploring external funding for Wular conservation: Dwivedi

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 08- Commissioner Secretary, Forest, Environment and Ecology Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi Friday said that the conservation and management of Wular Lake is a priority of the Government and external funding is being explored for this purpose.
He held these views during a review meeting in which scope of work under various components of conservation and management was discussed


Friday, November 8, 2019Govt mulls to fill over 500 vacancies in AH, fisheries & Transport Departments

Dr. Samoon seeks fast track recruitment process

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 8: Principal Secretary Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today convened a meeting regarding recruitment of various non-gazetted posts in Animal, Sheep, Fisheries and Transport Department at Civil Secretariat here.
Special Secretary Transport, Rahul Kumar, Chairman Services Selection Board, Bashir Ahmad Dar, Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu


Friday, November 8, 2019Implementation of Solid Waste Management By-Laws

Chief Justice Gita Mittal reviews performance of DLSAs

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 08: Chief Justice, High Court of J&K, Justice Gita Mittal, who is Patron-in-Chief of J&K Legal Services Authority, reviewed the working of District legal Service Authorities (DLSA)s with respect to implementation of Solid Waste Management By-Laws and other environmental issues including plantation and water conservation.
The Chief Justice was accompanied by Justice Rajesh Bin


Friday, November 8, 2019CS condoles demise of mother of Chander Shekhar, Senior Assistant

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 8: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam has expressed heartfelt condolences over the sudden demise of mother of Shri Chander Shekhar, Senior Assistant working in his personal section.
While expressing sympathies, Chief Secretary prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and bestowing strength and courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.


Friday, November 8, 2019Prioritize movement of fruit laden trucks from Kashmir Valley on NH: CS directs DivCom Kashmir

Urges fruit growers to avail benefits of the Special Market Intervention Price Scheme

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 8: Chief Secretary, B VR Subrahmanyam Friday directed Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir to ensure that fruit laden trucks are prioritized for movement on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway after it is opened for traffic.
Chairing a video conference, Chief Secretary emphasized on the Divisional and District Administration Kashmir to provide all possible assistance to the fruit g


Friday, November 8, 2019Chief Secretary reviews preparatory work for conducting Population Census 2021

No school teacher to be disturbed for census work

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 8: Chief Secretary, B VR Subrahmanyam Friday chaired a meeting of the State Level Census Coordination Committee to review the preparatory work for conducting the next Population Census 2021in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Planning Development and Monitoring Department has been designated as the nodal department for Population Census 2021. The Deputy Commissioners (DCs) have been desig


Friday, November 8, 2019Chief Secretary reviews resolution of issues of public importance with Divisional, District administrations

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 8: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a video conference with the Divisional and District Administration to review issues of public importance.
Chief Secretary exhorted the DCs to reach out to the public for prompt resolution of their grievances and ensure that their grievances are addressed in a time bound manner.
Divisional Commissioner, Jammu and other senior o


Friday, November 8, 2019Six teams have chance to go top of table as La Liga returns

Madrid, Nov 8 (IANS) The tightest La Liga title race in decades returns this weekend - with six different teams with a chance to go top, and it possible that a different side will lead the table.

After more surprises last weekend, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Real Sociedad all have 22 points after 12 games - with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla just one behind, Granada just two adrift, and eight mor


Friday, November 8, 2019ISL: Big guns set to fire as ATK, Jamshedpur face off

Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) ATK and Jamshedpur FC will be looking to build on their strong starts to the Indian Super League season when they face off at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday.

The teams find themselves in the top four with Jamshedpur third with seven points from three games while ATK are a spot below with six points from as many games.

Two-time ISL winners, ATK, boun


Friday, November 8, 2019India to host 2023 men's hockey World Cup

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The 2023 men's hockey World Cup will be held in India, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said on Friday. This will be the second consecutive time that India will be hosting the tournament and the fourth time overall. India had hosted the World Cup in 1982 and 2010 before 2018.

The FIH release also stated that the 2022 women's hockey World Cup will be hosted join


Friday, November 8, 2019Cherished all these times and will do so forever: Rohit

Rajkot, Nov 8 (IANS) Rohit Sharma on Friday tweeted about the moment when he received his 100th T20I cap. The second T20I between India and Bangladesh was Rohit's 100th game in the shortest format and he became the first Indian male player and the second Indian overall after Harmanpreet Kaur to reach the milestone.

Rohit tweeted a pic of him receiving his 100th T20I cap from Shivam Dube. "Be i


Friday, November 8, 2019KPL betting: 2 cricketers in police custody

Bengaluru, Nov 8 (IANS) Two cricketers accused of receiving money in the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) betting case were remanded to seven-day police custody for interrogation, an officer said on Friday.

"A local court on Thursday sent C.M. Gautam and Abrar Kazi of Bellary Tuskers to police custody till November 13 to question their alleged involvement in the multi-crore international betting


Friday, November 8, 2019Malan, Parkinson take Eng to 76-run win over NZ, level series 2-2

Napier, Nov 8 (IANS) A brilliant batting display by Dawid Malan and skipper Eoin Morgan followed by a four-fer from spinner Matthew Parkinson helped England thrash New Zealand in the fourth T20I at McLean Park on Friday.

Put into bat, England first posted a monstrous 242-run target and then restricted the hosts to 165 inside 17 overs to register an emphatic 76-run victory and level the five-ma


Friday, November 8, 2019India go past Australia to record 41st win while chasing in T20Is

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Indian team loves to chase in the shortest format of the game and that was once again evident when they knocked down Bangladesh's total of 153 with 8 wickets in the bag. While the win came as a huge relief for the hosts after they lost the first game, it was also their 41st win in T20Is while chasing. This is now a record as Rohit Sharma and boys went past Australia's


Friday, November 8, 2019Sehwag in awe of Rohit's scoring rate, says even Kohli hasn't matched it

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Rohit Sharma has been on a roll in recent times and if his Man of the Match-winning effort against the visitors in the second T20I in Rajkot wasn't enough, former India opener Virender Sehwag has said that Rohit's scoring rate is unmatchable and even regular skipper Virat Kohli can't show such consistency when it comes to scoring at the pace at which Rohit scores.



Friday, November 8, 2019Chinki Yadav 11th Indian shooter to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Doha, Nov 8 (IANS) Chinki Yadav on Friday secured the second quota for Tokyo Olympics in women's 25m Pistol event as she entered the finals at the ongoing Asian Shooting Championship.

She shot 296 to register a total of 588, finishing behind Thailand's Naphaswan Yangpainboon, who shot 590 in the qualifications. On Thursday, she had shot 292 to give herself the chance of securing one of the fou


Friday, November 8, 2019Rupee logs sharp fall, weakens by 32 paise

Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Mirroring the equity markets, the rupee fell sharply on Friday over the fresh growth concerns post Moody's lowering of nation's rating outlook to negative from stable. The rupee weakened by 32 paise to Rs 71.28 a US dollar from its Thursday's close of 70.96.

The rupee had earlier benefited in the recent weeks from strong inflow of foreign funds and better-than-expected qua


Friday, November 8, 2019BSNL gets 50,000, MTNL 3000 application for VRS

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Union government on Friday said BSNL's VRS programme has received overwhelming response where it has received 50,000 applications and MTNL has been able to get 3000 employees opting for the scheme in just 4 days.

Over 50,000 employees of BSNL staff have chosen the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) over the last 4 days and in MTNL out of the target of 15,000, around


Friday, November 8, 2019Centre unlikely to consider Odisha's demand on coal royalty

Bhubaneswar, Nov 8 (IANS) The Centre is unlikely to consider the Odisha government's demand for revision of coal royalty as Union Coal and Mines Minister Prahlad Joshi on Friday said that it is linked to the power tariff.

"The Chief Minister has given a representation to me on coal royalty revision. I have briefed the Chief Minister that it is linked to power tariff. It's a larger policy decis


Friday, November 8, 2019Moody's upsets investors' mood, Sensex loses 330 pts

Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Selling intensified towards closing bell on Friday after markets' upward momentum was hit by Moody's downgrade of India's sovereign outlook from 'stable' to 'negative' citing increasing risks to the country's economic growth.

At noon, markets appeared to have taken the downgrade in their stride briefly as Sensex scaled a fresh high of 40,749.33. But a series of poor earnin


Friday, November 8, 2019Apple dominates smartwatch market with 48% share in Q3

San Francisco, Nov 8 (IANS) Continuing its lead over competitors like Samsung and Fitbit, Apple Watch maintained first position as its share in the global smartwatch market reached 48 per cent in the third quarter of this year from 45 per cent in the same quarter last year, according to a report by market research firm Strategy Analytics.

Global smartwatch shipments grew an impressive 42 per c


Friday, November 8, 2019DoT checking if SC's AGR definition goes beyond telcos

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Department of Telecom's licensing division is currently checking if the Supreme Court order on telecom revenue applies to any user company of spectrum and also to those who own a valid telecom licence after telcos brought it informally to the DoT brass' notice.

According to sources, telcos brought to the notice of DoT that the SC definition or the DoT definition of


Friday, November 8, 2019Nissan India bags sizeable export orders for Datsun, Sunny

Chennai, Nov 8 (IANS) Car maker Nissan Motor India is buoyant about the export market and plans to ship out over 8,000 Datsun and 65,000 Sunny cars till next year, said a top official of Renault Nissan Alliance India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL).

He also dismissed speculations about Nissan phasing out the Datsun brand.

"We will be exporting over 8,000 units of Datsun GO CVT and GO+ CVT this year and pl


Friday, November 8, 2019Facebook let Tinder get special access to user data: Report

San Francisco, Nov 8 (IANS) Despite dismissing Tinder cofounder Sean Rad as irrelevant, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg allowed the dating app special access to user data, as revealed by leaked exchanges between the two executives.

Access to Facebook data helped Tinder thrive, but there came a point when it inched closer to losing that access, Forbes reported on Thursday.

Released this week, t


Friday, November 8, 2019Voda, Yes Bank out of MSCI; SBI Life, DLF make inroads

Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Eight stocks, including Berger Paints, DLF, SBI Life Insurance have been added to the recent rejig of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) index, while six struggling scrips of Yes Bank, India Bulls Housing Finance, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) among others have been removed.

The semi-annual rebalancing of the global index was announced late on Thursday a


Friday, November 8, 2019People in UP town installing CCTV cameras at own expense

Banda, Nov 8 (IANS) Ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case, people in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district are ensuring the installation of CCTV cameras at every corner. Moreover, they are doing it at their own expense.

Local residents and traders took this initiative for safety ahead of the SC verdict. The local police is just providing basic help, an official said


Friday, November 8, 2019BJP-Sena government in Maharashtra's interest: Gadkari

Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that an alliance of like-minded Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena for the government would be in the interests of Maharashtra.

He also endorsed Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' statements that there was no talk at any time over sharing the post of CM, as insisted by Sena President Uddhav Thackeray.

"We discussed the


Friday, November 8, 2019Punjab, the epicentre of crop burning fires, sees low pollution levels

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) For a region that is the epicentre of crop fire burning, Punjab is exhibiting fairly comfortable levels of air quality index (AQI) while many parts of Delhi NCR, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are showing elevated air pollution levels.

As par data collated from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for November 7, cities in Punjab except Jalandhar are all in the satisfa


Friday, November 8, 2019RTC employees not allowed protest march in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Hyderabad police has denied permission to striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) for their proposed march in the city on Saturday.

Leaders of Joint Action Committee (JAC) of TSRTC employees on Friday called on Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar to seek permission for 'chalo Tankbund' programme as part of their ongoing strike over various


Friday, November 8, 2019Congress and JMM announce alliance, Hemant to be CM face

Ranchi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Congress on Friday announced that it will be contesting the upcoming Jharkhand Assembly polls in alliance with the Jharkahnd Mukti Morcha (JMM).

In a joint press conference here, Congress Jharkhand in-charge RPN Singh and JMM executive president Hemant Soren announced the seat sharing formula also.

"JMM, Congress and RJD will fight on 43, 31 and 7 seats respectively


Friday, November 8, 2019Country facing worst ever economic crisis: Antony

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 8 (IANS) Congress Working Committee member A.K. Antony on Friday said that the country is passing through the worst ever economic crisis seen in independent India under the BJP rule.

"The Congress is embarking on a nationwide protest against this. At the end of it, a rally where lakh of people will take part will be held in Delhi. We will seek the support of other oppos


Friday, November 8, 2019No Odd-Even restriction on November 11,12

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that commuters in the national capital will not have to face the Odd-Even scheme on November 11 and 12 due to the celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Speaking to the media, Kejriwal said the decision came after people from the Sikh community requested the government to relax the rules as


Friday, November 8, 2019Punjab CM asks Google to remove anti-India App

Chandigarh, Nov 8 (IANS) Perturbed over reports of the launch of an anti-India App by Google, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday directed his officers to take up the matter appropriately and asked the technology company to remove it.

He also urged the Centre to direct the company to take down the controversial App immediately.

The state has taken up the issue with Google, said


Friday, November 8, 2019Heavy snowfall, rains throw normal life out of gear; four killed in Valley

National highway shut, flight operations cancelled, power supply snapped

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Heavy snowfall across Kashmir and upper reaches of Jammu region, coupled with incessant rains in plains threw the normal life out of gear across the union territory, even as at least four persons were killed in separate incidents in Kashmir Valley on Thursday.
The arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic while all flights to and fro Srinagar airport were ca


Friday, November 8, 2019Two Army soldiers dead in road mishap

SRINAGAR: Two Army jawans died in a road accident caused allegedly because of poor visibility due to adverse weather conditions in Kupwara district.
“An Army vehicle met with an accident in Langate area of Kupwara on Wednesday night due to poor visibility caused by heavy snowfall,” an Army official said.
Two of our soldiers died in the accident, he said.
The Army identified the deceased as Rif


Friday, November 8, 2019Dal lake, surrounding areas to be declared as eco-sensitive zone

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to declare Dal Lake and its surrounding areas as Eco-Sensitive Zone.
In this regard, it also constituted a Committee, which has been mandated to finalize the draft of the notification for this declaration.
The 10-member panel will be headed by Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir and would include Director Tourism Kashmir; Vice Chairman,


Friday, November 8, 2019Should govt have waited for riots? SC asks Azad on Valley restrictions

JAMMU: The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on his opposition to the imposition of various restrictions following the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status, and asked if the authorities should have "waited for riots to take place".
"In an issue like this, why cannot apprehension be there that the entire area or the place may be disturbed?" a


Friday, November 8, 201996 days on, Jammu’s online ventures worst sufferers of Internet restrictions

JAMMU: The ongoing restrictions on internet in the region, particularly suspension of mobile internet, have affected almost every individual, business and service in a certain way.
With internet restrictions entering 96th day on Thursday, IT sector has found itself staring at grim future. Efleet-- a popular ride-hailing mobile application in Jammu, and 25 Technoarts—major providers of services l


Friday, November 8, 2019DoPT to hold conference on replicating good governance practices in J&K, Ladakh UTs

JAMMU: The Centre will organise a conference in Jammu on November 15-16 focussing on replicating good governance practices in the newly created Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.
The Ministry of Personnel will organise the regional conference on 'replication of good governance practices in UTs of Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh'.
In a


Friday, November 8, 2019Kartarpur: Confusion prevails over passport requirement, Sidhu gets political clearance

NEW DELHI: Conflicting messages from Pakistan over the key issue of whether Indian pilgrims will require passport to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib there, and a caution from New Delhi that Islamabad needs to desist from anti-India propaganda marked the run-up to Saturday's inauguration of the much-awaited Kartarpur corridor.
Political clearance to Punjab MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu, who repeatedly soug


Friday, November 8, 2019AYODHYA D-DAY Centre rushes 4000 SFs to UP, RPF steps up vigil, cancels leave

NEW DELHI: The Centre has rushed around 4,000 paramilitary personnel to Uttar Pradesh while the Railway police cancelled leave of its force and stepped up vigil at 78 major stations and on trains as part of its security preparedness ahead of Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict expected next week.
As the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday sent a general advisory to all the states and Union te


Thursday, November 7, 2019Chief Secretary reviews restoration of power supply, road clearance amidst snowfall in Kashmir Valley, parts of Jammu Division

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 07: Following heavy and continuous snowfall in Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu Division, Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Thursday held an extensive video conference with the divisional and district administration of Kashmir and Jammu Division and impressed upon them to work 24x7 to ensure that power supply is restored and roads are cleared of snow by Friday evening.
At th


Thursday, November 7, 2019PSL side appoint Misbah as head coach, draws flak: Report

Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq can find himself in hot water after reports said that Pakistan Super League side Islamabad United have sacked Dean Jones and reportedly appointed him as head coach of the side.

According to a report by ESPNCricinfo, Misbah's appointment has raised many eyebrows with other franchises raising objection on ground of conf


Thursday, November 7, 2019ISL: Kerala Blasters on the edge, desperate for survival

Kochi, Nov 7 (IANS) Kerala Blasters FC will look to arrest their slide when they play host to Odisha FC on Friday evening at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium here in a round four fixture of the Indian Super League (ISL).

After the glorious victory against their arch rivals ATK on the opening night of the season, the Kochi-based team has lost their way and have suffered back-to-back d


Thursday, November 7, 2019Gokulam Kerala FC partners with Fast&Up

Calicut, Nov 7 (IANS) I-League Club Gokulam Kerala FC have signed with Fast&Up, India's leading sports and active nutrition brand as their nutrition partner for the upcoming season. The team had also partnered with Fast&Up during the 2018-19 season.

Gokulam made their debut in the 2017-18 I-League season. Through the course of the next two seasons, the team earned their nickname 'Giant Killers


Thursday, November 7, 2019Aldar Properties announced as title sponsor of Abu Dhabi T10

Abu Dhabi, Nov 7 (IANS) Aldar Properties PJSC (Aldar), Abu Dhabi's leading real estate development, management and investment company, has been announced as the title sponsor of the Abu Dhabi T10.

The tournament, which will be hosted in Abu Dhabi for the first time from November 14 - 25, will now officially be known as the Aldar Properties Abu Dhabi T10.

In addition to naming rights, the pa


Thursday, November 7, 2019100th T20I game for India a moment of pride: Rohit

Rajkot, Nov 7 (IANS) Stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma will achieve a rare feat on Thursday when he takes the field in the second T20I of the three-match series against Bangladesh here on Thursday. Rohit will become the only Indian player and second globally to feature in 100 T20I games.

Pakistan's Shoaib Malik (111 T20Is) is the only player to have played more than 100 games in the shortest


Thursday, November 7, 2019Indian eves elated after draw against Vietnam

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Indian womens team is high on confidence after achieving its first-ever result against 34th ranked Vietnam in an international football friendly and the players believe that such matches against a strong opposition boosts confidence in setting higher targets for the future.

Head coach Maymol Rocky felt that "More than the result, it was a showcase for our less exper


Thursday, November 7, 2019China Open: Satwik-Chirag progress, other Indians bow out

\Fuzhou (China), Nov 7 (IANS) The Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty continued with their good run as they entered the quarter-finals of the ongoing China Open tournament on Thursday.

In an intense second-round clash that lasted for 66 minutes, the Indian duo held on their nerves to defeat the Japanese pair of Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe 21-18, 21-23, 21-11


Thursday, November 7, 2019Six-time world champion Mary Kom is now Mary Kom OLY

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom on Thursday expressed gratitude to the World Olympian Association (WOA) after it allowed her the use of post-nominal letters 'OLY'.

Mary Kom shared the image of the certificate of recognition on her official Twitter handle and wrote, "Thank you so much for the recognition" tagging WOA and International Olympic Committee (IOC).



Thursday, November 7, 2019FIH Pro League can help prepare for Oly: Rupinder

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The recently concluded Hockey Olympic qualifiers saw both the Indian men's and women's teams secure their respective berths in next year's Olympic Games and one man who had an extra reason to celebrate was the men's team drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh. The player returned to the national team after a long lay-off and his performances in the two matches helped the team in


Thursday, November 7, 2019Rajasthan Governor urges banks to support MSMEs

Jaipur, Nov 7 (IANS) Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Thursday urged the banking sector to be more supportive towards the micro, small and medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the state.

In terms of financial assistance, he said that if required, the parameters and guidelines could be reconsidered to give a fillip to such units.

The Governor was speaking as the chief guest at the third MSME sum


Thursday, November 7, 2019300% increase in ex-gratia for fatal coal mine accidents

Talcher, Nov 7 (IANS) Union Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday announced 300 per cent hike in ex-gratia amount for fatal coal mines accidents from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.

The welfare measure will cover over 3.5 lakh families of miners working under Coal India and its subsidiaries in eight states of the country.

"I announce enhancement in ex-gratia from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 15 lak


Thursday, November 7, 2019Mindtree CFO Pradip Kumar Menon resigns

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Tech firm Mindtree on Thursday said that the CFO Pradip Kumar Menon has resigned. The company said Menon will be relieved from the services on November 15.

"Pradip Kumar Menon has tendered his resignation as the Chief Financial Officer of the company as he would be pursuing career opportunities outside the company. Pradip Kumar Menon will be relieved from the services of t


Thursday, November 7, 2019Sensex, Nifty end at record levels; realty stocks up

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Despite weakness in the Indian economy, the equity markets continued to hit record levels in expectation of a revival. Nifty Realty index jumped by 0.88 per cent after Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman, announced a Rs 25,000 crore fund relief fund for distressed homebuyers.

The benchmark Sensex closed at record level while the Nifty closed above the critical 12,000 mark o


Thursday, November 7, 2019Mercedes-Benz launches Rs 1.10 cr luxury MPV in India

Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) The sales trend for luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India is positive in this segment, and from second half of the next calendar year, the turbulence caused by migration from BS IV to BS VI emission norms would settle down, a top company official said on Thursday.

The comments were made by Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and CEO Martin Schwenk, who was here to launch


Thursday, November 7, 20192,500 tonnes of onion imported, another 3,000 on the way

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) With the price of onions hitting the century mark, the government is expediting supply from imports with over 5,500 tonnes of onion are to hit the retail markets shortly.

Of this, 2,500 tonnes have already reached the Indian ports in 80 containers of which 70 are from Egypt and 10 from Netherlands. Another 3,000 tonnes are to come from 100 containers in the high seas wh


Thursday, November 7, 2019Goa village suspends tourist photography tax

Panaji, Nov 7 (IANS) Days after amateur shutterbugs on a shoestring budget thought they had lost their opportunity to capture the scenic beauty of Goa, the panchayat in North Goa's Parra, the ancestral village of former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, has scrapped a controversial tax levied on tourists.

Parra is best known for its scenic road lined with coconut trees, often serving as a bac


Thursday, November 7, 2019Indian start-ups can create 12 lakh direct jobs by 2025

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) India's start-up ecosystem has the potential to create up to 12.5 lakh direct jobs by 2025, from 3.9-4.3 lakh direct jobs in 2019, according to a new report from industry body National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom).

The number of indirect jobs created by the start-up ecosystem in India can jump to 39-44 lakh by 2025 from 14-16 lakh jobs this y


Thursday, November 7, 2019DC Kishtwar interacts with KAS probationers

KISHTWAR, NOVEMBER 07: Deputy Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana today interacted with a group of 22 KAS probationers of 2016 batch as a part of the training programme being organised by IMPARD, Jammu.
ADDC, Mohammad Hanief Malik, Joint Director Planning, Mohammad Iqbal and faculty member Saidat Nizam were present on the occasion.
While interacting with the probationers, the DC asked them to


Thursday, November 7, 2019Bharat Scouts & Guides Foundation day celebrated at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, NOVEMBER-07: The Udhampur unit of Bharat Scouts and Guides today celebrated the Foundation day which coincides with the birthday of its founder Lord Baden Powell.
District Information Officer, Er. Sajad Bashir Somberia, was the chief guest, while District Secretary Bharat Scouts and Guides Balwan Singh presided over the function.
Over 500 Scouts and Guides including heads of diffe


Thursday, November 7, 2019DDC reviews action plan regarding winter preparedness at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, NOVEMBER-07:- District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla, today convened a meeting with officers of various departments to discuss and review the action plan with regard to winter preparedness in the district.
Threadbare discussion was held on various issues including action plan regarding road clearance in snow bound areas, smooth movement of vehicles on National Highway,


Thursday, November 7, 2019Solid Waste Management: DLSA Jammu hosts legal awareness camp for students

JAMMU NOVEMBER 07: District Legal Services Authority Jammu and Jammu Municipal Corporation today jointly organized a Legal Awareness programme on Conservation of Environment, Say No to the Use of Plastic/Polythene with the objective to make Jammu Clean, Green and Beautiful, here at Government Higher Secondary School, Bhalwal.
The programme was organized under the aegis of J&K State Legal servi


Thursday, November 7, 2019Kathua DDC reviews progress on major development projects

KATHUA, NOVEMBER 07:- District Development Commissioner, O P Bhagat today reviewed the progress on roads, bridges and major buildings coming up in the district, here at a meeting.
Reviewing the projects taken up under NABARD, CRF and languishing projects category, the DDC directed the Engineers to adhere to the timeline and utilize the funds judiciously.
Highlighting the importance of the proje


Thursday, November 7, 2019KAS Probationers interact with district administration at Ramban

RAMBAN, NOVEMBER 07: A group of 20 Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) Probationers including 5 female officers of 2016 batch undergoing training at Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management and Public Administration (IMPA) today participated in an interactive session with the Ramban district administration led by District Development Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan.
The group was headed by the


Thursday, November 7, 2019DC Reasi inaugurates development works

REASI, NOVEMBER 07: District Development Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib, today inaugurated renovation and face lifting works of a multipurpose complex under NFB scheme at block headquarters.
Assistant Commissioner Development, Sunil Sharma, District Panchayat Officer, Parvinder Kaur; Executive Engineer Rural Engineering Wing, Pankaj Sharma, BDOs and other officials of Rural Development Departmen


Thursday, November 7, 2019Kishtwar DC reviews performance of banks at DLRC meet

KISHTWAR NOVEMBER 07: Deputy Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana, today chaired District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting and reviewed the performance of banks.
LDM Kishtwar, Additional District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Hanief Malik, Joint Director Planning Mohd. Iqbal, representatives from various Banks, RBI, DDM, NABARD, Cluster Head J&K Bank besides concerned district officers att


Thursday, November 7, 2019DC Jammu reviews arrangements for Guru Nanak Devi Ji Prakash Parab, Eid- e-Milad-un-Nabi

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 07: Deputy Commissioner, Sushma Chauhan, today convened a meeting with district administration and representatives of the Sikh and Muslim organizations to discuss and review arrangements for celebration of birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi.
The DC had a detailed review of the arrangements being put in place by various departments including transport


Thursday, November 7, 2019NTA Exams: Date for submission of Online Application forms extended for JK/Ladakh candidates

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 07: The Government has extended dates for submission of Online Application forms for the candidates of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh for examination to be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).
As per an official communication, it is informed that the National Testing Agency, while taking a lenient view in public interest, has allowed the candidates of Jammu and Kashmir to su


Thursday, November 7, 2019NEET PG-2020: Examination on Jan 05

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 7: The National Board of Examinations has announced the date for NEET PG-2020.
In a notification issued here by the Health and Medical Education Department, the exam for NEET PG-2020 would be held on January 5, 2020, while the online registration has commenced from November 01, 2019 and will continue till November 21, 2019.
The government has announced various measures to enab


Thursday, November 7, 2019Settlement Commissioner reviews progress on land record digitization of Jammu District

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 07: Settlement Commissioner Revenue, Syed Shah Nawaz Ahmed today chaired a meeting of the senior officers of Revenue Department to review the various issues related to writing of Jamabandi of Jammu District and digitization of land records.
The meeting was attended by the Regional Director, Survey and Land Record, R K Shavan, ADC Jammu Dr Tahir Firdous, Assistant Settlement Off


Thursday, November 7, 2019Harivansh Singh inaugurates int’l conference on Gandhian Philosophy at JU

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 07: Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, Harivansh Narayan Singh today inaugurated 2-day international conference on Gandhian Philosophy being hosted by Jammu University in collaboration with Central University Jammu and Sarvodaya International Trust.
The Conference “On Revisiting the virtues of Gandhian Philosophy, the relevance and applicability in the 21st century,” formed the p


Thursday, November 7, 2019Services restoration efforts in full swing as snowfall continues in Srinagar

Senior officers from line departments designated as nodal officers for restoration operations; control rooms with public helplines set up in all departments

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 07: Efforts are in full swing beginning soon after it started to snow early Thursday morning to restore affected services in Srinagar where the administration including all line departments is on its toes making continuous efforts to deal with the situation and bring about earliest possible restoration.
Concerned line departments have all established control rooms with helpl


Thursday, November 7, 2019Div Com tours Srinagar city, reviews snow clearance preparedness

Asks for pressing in adequate men & machinery to avoid inconvenience to public

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 07: In view of snowing across the Kashmir valley, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Thursday conducted extensive tour of Srinagar City and took first hand appraisal of the snow clearance works at various places.
During the city tour, he visited various places and areas that witness huge rush of public and transport. He also visited J&K High Court, while p


Thursday, November 7, 2019Vibrant Gujarat guiding model to woo investments: HP CM

Dharamsala, Nov 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the Vibrant Gujarat events organised by Narendra Modi as Chief Minister of Gujarat showed the way to attract investment to the state that resulted in investment deals worth Rs 92,439 crore.

Inspired by the success of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh also decided to organise a summit to woo investments to the stat


Thursday, November 7, 2019Can visit Pakistan as devotee on visa: Sidhu

Chandigarh, Nov 7 (IANS) Congress leader and former Punjab minister Navjot Sidhu on Thursday again wrote to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, asking "if he didn't get response to his third letter seeking permission to visit Pakistan, then he will proceed as a devotee on an eligible visa".

"Despite repeated reminders you haven't responded to whether or not the government has granted me p


Thursday, November 7, 2019Tripura to resume food supply to tribal refugees

Agartala, Nov 7 (IANS) The eight-day road blockade by the tribal refugees was lifted on Thursday after the appeal of a Group of Ministers (GoM), which promised to resume the food and relief supplies to over 35,000 tribal migrants, sheltered in northern Tripura for more than 22 years after they fled Mizoram.

"The Reang tribal refugees have withdrawn their blockade of important highways in Kanch


Thursday, November 7, 2019Ayodhya: No tension, only apprehension ahead of verdict

Ayodhya, Nov 7 (IANS) The waters of Saryu are placid but run deep. There is no tension in the air but the apprehension is palpable.

As the clock ticks away to the judgment day, the khaki presence in this holy town increases by the hour.

Policemen stand at every ten feet or so and though no restrictions on movement have been enforced as yet, the 'military presence' is unnerving.

"The pres


Thursday, November 7, 2019All Sena MLAs lodged in Mumbai hotel

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Not willing to take any chances of potential poaching, the Shiv Sena has decided to shift all its 56 legislators to a private sea-facing hotel in suburban Bandra till the political crisis in the state is resolved, party sources said here on Thursday.

The legislators, who are from Mumbai and different parts of Maharashtra, are expected to be lodged at the Hotel Rangsharda n


Thursday, November 7, 2019Modi travelling to Brazil next week for BRICS summit

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to Brasilia, Brazil, to attend the 11th BRICS summit, which has the theme 'Economic Growth for an Innovative Future'. The BRICS comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs T.S. Tirumurti, briefing reporters, said this is the sixth time


Thursday, November 7, 2019Indian Army tells personnel not to get 'honey trapped'

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) In the wake of some 'honey trap' incidents, the Indian Army has issued an advisory, asking its personnel to be cautious and avoid being friendly with strangers posing as spiritual leaders or women of foreign origin.

The Army has also identified around 150 profiles used by Pakistan to honey trap Indian Army personnel.

The advisory, issued in mid-October, says that Pak


Thursday, November 7, 2019Passports needed for Kartarpur, will go by MoU: India

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Amid conflicting messages emanating from Pakistan ahead of the Kartarpur inauguration, India on Thursday said that pilgrims going from India would have to carry their passports to use the cross-border corridor to reach the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, addressing a briefing here, said that despite the corridor slated


Thursday, November 7, 201910 cyber criminals arrested in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 7 (IANS) Ten cyber criminals were arrested in Jharkhand's Deoghar district on Thursday, police said.

The cyber police in a special drive arrested the criminals from two villages in the district. The police seized 28 mobile phones, six bank passbooks, 19 ATM cards, one vehicle, two bikes and Rs 1.50 lakh in cash from them.

The police first arrested Girish Mandal, Sujit Mandal, Am


Thursday, November 7, 2019Man who burnt alive Telangana official dies

Hyderabad, Nov 7 (IANS) The man, who had burnt alive a Telangana government official in her office near Hyderabad on Monday, also succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, taking the toll to three in the ghastly incident.

K. Suresh died at government-run Osmania Hospital around 3.30 p.m., doctors said. His condition started deteriorating on Wednesday night and he was put on ventilator.



Thursday, November 7, 2019Setback to BJP: Sena MLAs back Uddhav on power-sharing

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) In yet another dampener for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena legislators unanimously endorsed party President Uddhav Thackeray's stand on government formation on the basis of 50:50 power-sharing formula, here on Thursday.

The party's legislators, who were summoned for an urgent meeting by Thackeray at his residence this afternoon, have also given full authority to the


Thursday, November 7, 2019Power dept official falls off pole, dies in Srinagar

Srinagar, Nov 7: An employee of the Power Development Department (PDD) died here on Thursday while trying to restore power supply, which has been disrupted by heavy snowfall in Kashmir, officials said.

Manzoor Ahmad, an inspector in the PDD, fell off a pole and died on the spot, the officials said.

They said the Srinagar district administration has sanctioned an immediate ex-gratia relief o


Thursday, November 7, 20194 arrested for threatening locals in north Kashmir

Jammu, Nov 7: Four persons were arrested on Thursday for "threatening and intimidating" locals in Sopore town in north Kashmir and incriminating material was recovered from them, a senior police officer said.

The arrested persons have been identified as Rameez Ahmad Malla, Riyaz Khaliq Parray, Waseem Manzoor Ghazi and Ikhlaq Imtiyaz Sheikh of Sopore, the officer said.

They were arrested at


Thursday, November 7, 2019Response mechanism to deal with the situation fully activated: DC Srinagar

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 07: The Srinagar administration has issued helpline numbers for the information of the general public requiring assistance in view of the prevalent weather situation in the district.

The general public have been asked to contact the following numbers in case of eventualities: DC Office Srinagar 0194-2477033/2452182/9419028242/9419028251, R&B 0194-2313751/9419014333, Fire & E


Thursday, November 7, 2019When Sibal brought Delhi's odd-even into Kashmir hearing

New Delhi, Nov 7: Delhi's odd-even vehicles rationing scheme on Thursday found reference in the hearing on the matters connected with Kashmir in the Supreme Court.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, during arguments on opposing restrictions imposed on the people in KashmirA after revocation of Article 370, mentioned the odd-even vehicle rationing


Thursday, November 7, 2019BJP gets new office in Leh at height of over 11k ft

New Delhi, Nov 7: The Bharatiya Janata Party has opened a new office in Leh, the administrative capital of Ladakh, at a height of more than 11,000 feet. Party General Secretary Arun Singh inaugurated the new office on Thursday afternoon.

The office is equipped with modern facilities, including video conferencing, to access the Delhi party headquarters as and when required. An assembly hall has


Thursday, November 7, 2019Heavy snowfall across Kashmir, highway closed

Srinagar, Nov 7: Heavy snowfall across Kashmir on Thursday cut off the valley from the rest of the country as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic while all flights to and fro Srinagar airport were cancelled, officials said here.

An official of the traffic department told PTI that roads which connect the summer capital with far-flung areas like Gurez, Macchil, Ke


Thursday, November 7, 2019Woes mount as Kashmir gets season's 1st snowfall

Srinagar, Nov 7: Kashmir witnessed its first snowfall of the season, plunging the mercury to sub-zero in Gulmarg and bringing woes galore as major disruptions are reported on roads, in power supply, besides air traffic being hit. The Met forecasts rain starting Thursday night and continuing on Friday.

The maximum temperature in Srinagar is seven degrees, while as it is minus one degree in the


Thursday, November 7, 20195 drug peddlers arrested by police in Samba

Jammu, Nov 6: Police arrested five alleged drug peddlers and recovered intoxicants from their possession in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district on Wednesday, officials said.

Acting on a tip-off, a police party swung into action and intercepted a motorcycle coming from the Kathua side on the highway at Tapyal, they said.

During the frisking of the the motorcyclist and tw


Thursday, November 7, 2019Angry at Labour's 'anti-India' stance, Indian diaspora campaign for Tories

London, Nov 7: Upset over the Labour's perceived anti-India stance, especially over Kashmir, many among the Indian diaspora in the UK have begun openly campaigning against the Jeremy Corbyn-led party, and in favour of the ruling Conservatives.

According to reports, the Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party (OFBJP) in Britain has started campaigning in Hindu temples across Britain against


Thursday, November 7, 2019Gadkari likely to meet RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Nagpur, Nov 7: As the Maharashtra government formation efforts reach a critical stage, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari is likely to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at its headquarters here on Thursday, according to sources.

Gadkari and Bhagwat are expected to discuss the political scenario with both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena unwilling to let g


Thursday, November 7, 2019Ex-IAS officer gets inquiry memo 2 months after resignation

New Delhi: Kannan Gopinathan, who quit IAS in August ostensibly over restrictions imposed in Kashmir, said here on Wednesday a memorandum for departmental inquiry was issued by the Union Home Ministry to him two months after he submitted his resignation.

The 33-year-old IAS officer of the AGMUT cadre, posted as the Power Secretary in the Union Territories of Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Hav


Thursday, November 7, 2019Roads claim more lives: 5 of a family killed in car-truck collision in Kulgam

20 killed in 5 major accidents in past four days

SRINAGAR: The dance of death continued on the roads for fourth straight day in Jammu and Kashmir, when five members of a family were killed after their car collided head on with a truck in Kulgam district on Wednesday.
This is the fifth major road accident in the newly formed union territory in past 4 days, and a total of 20 persons have lost their lives in these mishaps so far.
Wednesday’s acc


Thursday, November 7, 2019Eye on DP&DB elections, BJP doubles its BDC count @157

‘70 independent chairpersons in Valley, 6 in Jammu join party’

JAMMU: Embarrassed by the drubbing in recent elections to the Block Development Councils (BDC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has almost doubled the number of blocks won by it by roping in independent chairpersons, as part of its fresh strategy to perform better in District Planning and Development Boards (DP&DB) elections, which would be held soon in the newly formed unio


Thursday, November 7, 2019PM sets 2020 deadline for USB rail link

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took stock of the the progress of ambitious Udhampur-Baramulla rail link project and gave explicit instructions to expedite the work and complete it by next year.
PM Modi fixed the 2020 deadline for the ambitious project connecting Srinagar to Indian Railways network while chairing his 31st interaction meet through PRAGATI with secretaries of vari


Thursday, November 7, 2019SC seeks number of public transport vehicles plied since Aug 5 restrictions

Communication curbs for 90 days not temporary, SC told

JAMMU: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to apprise it on Thursday how many public transport vehicles like buses and trucks plied there after restrictions were imposed following the abrogation of Article 370 provisions.
The direction came when senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged that the public transport


Thursday, November 7, 2019Two houses damaged in Pak shelling

JAMMU: Continuing targeting the civilians population along the fence, the Pakistani troops shelled mortar bombs on villages along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district, damaging two houses and injuring cattle.
The heavy mortar shelling by Pakistani troops which started on Tuesday night and repeated on Wednesday evening, in violation of the ceasefire, triggered panic among border resid


Thursday, November 7, 2019Higher reaches receive first snowfall; rains in Jammu, Mughal road closed

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Higher reaches in Kashmir and Jammu’s hilly districts received first snowfall of the season on Wednesday while the plains were lashed by rain, bringing down the mercury quite significantly, even as the Mughal Road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with South Kashmir's Shopian district, was closed for vehicular traffic.
While cool breeze blew the


Thursday, November 7, 2019Cong dares BJP: Hold polls in J&K if Aug 5 decision democratic, situation normal

‘Want PoK back; people humiliated by State’s division’

JAMMU: Taking a jibe at the BJP, the Congress in-charge for Jammu & Kashmir, Ambika Soni on Wednesday dared the ruling party at Centre to hold elections in the newly carved union territory if it felt the decision taken by it were democratic and the situation was normal.
She, however, asserted that entire Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India and "we would like" the government to take b


Thursday, November 7, 2019As lawyers’ strike enters day 6… Revenue dept issues 100-leaf Mutation Register to Patwaris

‘Four copies of Farad Intikhab to be issued, receipt replaces stamp duty’

JAMMU: Even as the lawyers’ strike entered into sixth consecutive day to mark their protest against SAC’s move for creation of a new Department of Registration for registration of various deeds, the Revenue Department today took various measures in issuance of Farad Intikhab and issued printed Mutation Register with 100 leaves each to the Patwaris, thus backing its decision which has taken hostag


Thursday, November 7, 20193 arrested for threatening locals in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Three persons were arrested on Wednesday for ‘threatening and intimidating’ locals in South Kashmir's Pulwama using posters issued by proscribed terror outfits Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba, even as police said that miscreants and militants are indulging in fear-mongering including recent attacks in Kashmir to put down any resistance to the unannounced shutdown, which has now en


Thursday, November 7, 2019Ayodhya Verdict PM Modi cautions ministers against needless comments

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the sensitive matter with his council of ministers here on Wednesday and asked them to refrain from making unnecessary statements on the subject and maintain harmony in the country, sources said.
The prime minister made these remarks at a meeting of the council of ministers, while asserting


Thursday, November 7, 2019Corruption allegations echoes in house; Oppn councilors oppose transition of J&K into UT

JMC’s 7th General House Meeting

JAMMU: Noisy scenes were witnessed on Wednesday in the seventh general house meeting (GHM) of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) over its ‘inadequate’ action against corrupt officials.

The opposition councilors cornered Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta for ‘merely attaching’ corrupt officials.

“On one side, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)-led centre government bats for tough action against corrupt offic


Thursday, November 7, 2019School burnt in Kulgam

SRINAGAR: The building of a government school was burnt by suspected militants in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Wednesday night, reports said.

They said that suspected militants, unknown in number, hurled petrol bombs and inflammable objects to set fire to the building of a school in the restive district.

The authenticity of the reports, however, couldn’t be verified immediately.


Thursday, November 7, 2019Ladakh LG meets Prime Minister

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Ladakh R K Mathur called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday. He had called on President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday. Mathur took over as the first LG of Ladakh after the state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh on October 31.


Thursday, November 7, 2019Railway service in Kashmir to resume from 11

SRINAGAR: Railway service in Kashmir Valley will resume from November 11, the government said on Wednesday, over three months after it was suspended in view of abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan directed the railway authorities to conduct track inspection within three days, followed by a trial run on November 10 and resumption


Thursday, November 7, 2019Notice issued over Directorate of Prosecution

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday issued notice to government in a PIL filed against the establishment of Directorate of Prosecution by creating separate prosecution service to be known as "J&K Prosecution Service".
The decision of the SAC upon which the home department has issued an order in this regard was challenged in the court as so was the another order whereby former me