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Sunday, March 18, 2018Ganderbal police solves burglary case : 05 burglars arrested, stolen items recovered

Srinagar, March 18 : Ganderbal police has solved a burglar case by arresting five accused persons involved in the crime and recovered stolen items on their instance.

One person Shamim Ahmad Baba reported in Police Station Gund and stated that on 3rd of February, some burglars looted his mobile shop at Kullan, Ganderbal.

In this regard, a case FIR number 04/2018 under section 380, 457 RPC wa


Sunday, March 18, 2018For many Kashmiri youngsters, social media a platform for realising entrepreneurial dreams

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Social media is often blamed for recurrent unrest and violence in Kashmir, but many youngsters in the valley are using various online platforms to realise their entrepreneurial dreams fashioning inspirational success stories.

In a place where generation of employment for a growing number educated youths is one of the biggest challenges in view of limited opportunities in bot


Sunday, March 18, 2018Peace only way forward, need to get on right track, Mehbooba to border shelling

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Reiterating that peace is the only forward, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said there is a need to get on right track to save people of the state from shelling on the borders.

Reacting to killing of a couple and their three minor sons and injuries to two minor daughters in Pak shelling in Balakote sector on Sunday, she expressed her anguish.

However, she


Sunday, March 18, 2018Indian ethos includes respect for believers, non-believers: Dalai Lama

Jammu, March 18 : Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Sunday that India's thousands of years of spiritual and secular values include respect not only for believers of different faiths but also for non-believers.

Addressing the first convocation of the Central University Jammu here, the Dalai Lama made a special mention of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Jammu and Kashmir is a state in which


Sunday, March 18, 2018Demonetization was a greatest lie: Chidambaram

New Delhi, March 18 : Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday described demonetization as the "greatest lie" and said it ended up destroying jobs.

The Congress leader also accused the Centre of pushing people into poverty by implementing a flawed Goods and Services Tax (GST).

"There cannot be a greater lie than demonetization," Chidambaram said after presenting


Sunday, March 18, 201811 teachers suspended, salary of 3 others held in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Eleven teachers were suspended for unauthorised absence while salary of three others was held for unsatisfactory performance in the central Kashmir district of Budgam, official sources said.

They said a team, headed by Director School Education, conducted a surprise inspection at different educational institutions in Budgam on Saturday.

However, during inspection, only 1


Sunday, March 18, 2018Jammu government doctor sacked over Facebook post

Jammu, March 18 : The Jammu and Kashmir government has terminated the services of the Registrar of the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu for an "anti-government" post on Facebook, an official said on Sunday.

Amit Kumar was sacked after he violated rules that prevent a government servant from using social media to write anti-government posts. Kumar had been appointed for three years on con


Sunday, March 18, 2018Kashmir an Indo-Pak issue: Maldivian envoy, says New Delhi, Male should let 'bygones be bygones'

New Delhi, Mar 18 : Seeking to minimise the damage caused by a senior Maldivian minister's remarks on Kashmir, the country's high commissioner here Ahmed Mohamed has said it was a bilateral issue that should be "resolved amicably" between India and Pakistan, as he pitched for enhanced engagement between New Delhi and Male.

Admitting that there was an "environment of mistrust" between India and


Sunday, March 18, 2018J&K needs 2,500 playfields, says State Sport Council

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Jammu and Kashmir needs 2500 play fields for its 1.21 crore population to harness its true sporting potential and take sports from the capitals to other districts and towns of the state, according to the State Sports Council.

Officials at the supervisory body for sports activities in the state, feel that the existing 137 play fields -- mostly concentrated in Jammu and Srinag


Sunday, March 18, 2018NDA messed up economy, mismanaged in Jammu and Kashmir : Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Mar 18 : Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the NDA government, accusing it of having "messed up" the economy and mismanaging the dispute in Jammu and Kashmir.

At the 84th plenary session of the Congress in New Delhi, Singh described the government's demonetisation move as "ill-considered" and GST as "hastily implemented".

"The BJP-led go



Jammu, 18 March 2018: Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from 0745h to 1130h along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector using small arms, 81mm and 120mm mortars.

Pakistan continues in its cowardly design of targeting innocent civilians, their homes and livestock in villages close to the Line of Control. The deliberate provocation has resulted in loss of five


Sunday, March 18, 2018Uncle of missing MBBS student killed, father among 2 injured in accident

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Uncle of a MBBS student, missing in Odisha since February 9, was killed and father and another relative injured in a road accident in Handwara in north Kashmir district of Kupwara on Sunday.

Official sources said that a car met with an accident at Unisoo, Handwara, in Kupwara this morning resulting in injuries to three person. The injured were rushed to hospital where one of


Sunday, March 18, 2018Mehbooba, Farooq, Omar shocked over killings in Pak shelling

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah have expressed shock and anguish over the killing of a couple and their three minor sons in shelling by Pakistani troops in Balakote sector on Sunday.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, Ms Mehbooba said, 'Anguished to hear of


Sunday, March 18, 2018Modi wishes people on Navaratri

New Delhi, March 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Navaratri and the beginning of the "new year".

"Several people across the nation are celebrating the start of the New Year. I convey my greetings to all those celebrating. May the year ahead be a wonderful one," the Prime Minister tweeted.

"On Gudi Padwa, greetings to my sis


Sunday, March 18, 2018One killed in Afghanistan school blast

Kabul, March 18 : A child has been killed and 16 others wounded following a blast in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, police said on Sunday.

"The blast occurred on Saturday evening in the vicinity of a religious school in Spin Kaan locality, Nadir Shah Kot district. Khost provincial police have launched an investigation into the incident," Xinhua quoted provincial police spokesman Basi


Sunday, March 18, 2018Life remains affected in parts of South Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Life remained affected for the third day on Sunday in parts of south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where three militants were killed by security forces in an encounter in the wee hours of Friday.

Bodies of two local militants were recovered on Friday, while the body of third, a foreigner, was recovered yesterday from under the debris of two houses damaged in the encounter.


Sunday, March 18, 2018Rs 26 lakh ex-gratia, 2 compassionate appointments approved for militancy-hit families

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Jammu and Kashmir government has approved two compassionate appointments and sanctioned Rs 26 lakh ex-gratia for militancy-hit families in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, an official spokesman said on Sunday.

He said District Magistrate Kulgam Talat Parvaiz Rohella chaired the District Level Screening cum Co-ordination Committee (DLSCC) meeting at Kulgam yesterday.



Sunday, March 18, 201850 students of J&K selected under Aryan scholarship

Srinagar, Mar 18 : As many as 50 meritorious and deserving students of Jammu and Kashmir have been selected under scholarship in “Aryans JK Scholarship Mela” organized by Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh in Srinagar.

Students who could not participate in the mela on Saturday can apply for scholarship under the scheme, Er Ishfaq Ahmad, Admissions Coordinator, J&K said on Sunday

He said


Sunday, March 18, 2018Security forces launch CASO in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Security forces on Sunday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in South Kashmir district of Anantnag, official sources said.

They said on a tip off about the presence of militants, security forces, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation at Veeri Mohalla, Bijbehara, Anantnag on Sunday. All exit points were sealed


Sunday, March 18, 2018J&K demands establishment of VTC, CoE and hostels for tribal population

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Urging for urgent intervention of the Centre for establishment of hotels, Ashram Schools, Vocational Training Centres (VTC) and other benefits for uplift of Scheduled Tribe Community, Minister for Tribal Affairs, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said though the state government has taken several initiatives, due to limited resources, desired results


Sunday, March 18, 2018Safe and readily available water important for public health

Kolkata, Mar 18 : Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes.

Improved water supply and sanitation, and better management of water resources, can boost countries’ economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction.

In 2010, the UN General Assembly explicitly recognized


Sunday, March 18, 2018Project of 100 smart cities a 'jumps':Cong

New Delhi, Mar 18 : The Congress on Sunday termed the NDA governments project for 100 smart cities as a 'jumla ', alleging that only 1.82 per cent of the allocation for the project has been utilised.

In a post on social media, AICC media incharge Randeep Surjewala said, '
100 ‘Smart Cities’ become a ‘Jumla’.
Projects Value -2,04,000 Cr
Initial Promise -48,000 Cr
Allocated -10,094 Cr


Sunday, March 18, 2018Five civilians killed in Pak shelling in Rajouri

Jammu, Mar 18 : Five civilians have been killed on Sunday morning when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistan resorted to heavy unprovoked firing at 0745 hrs in Mankote area of Rajouri," official spokesman here said.

Pakistan fired automatics, small arms and mortars, he said, adding, "the civilian areas are bein


Sunday, March 18, 2018Kashmir India's; won't hesitate to cross borders: Rajnath warns Pak

‘Disturbing elements must learn real concept of jihad’

'First time stone-pelters need second chance'
'Won't allow Valley youth's radicalisation'
JAMMU: Asserting that no power in the world can take Kashmir away from India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that there will be zilch hesitation for the forces of the country to cross borders to protect the country's territorial integrity, if the need arise


Saturday, March 17, 2018SF burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators in Srinagar outskirts

Srinagar, Mar 17 : Security forces burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse demonstrators at Balhama, where body of the third militant was recovered on Saturday.

Bodies of two other militants killed in an encounter by security forces, were recovered in the wee hours yesterday.

Hundreds of people, mostly youths, took to the streets at Balhama Khammoh in the city outskirt


Saturday, March 17, 2018Leopard found dead in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Mar 17 : A four-year-old leopard was found dead in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, the second such incident this week, a wildlife official said today.

The leopard's carcass was recovered from a roadside at Simbal-Choa and the animal apparently died after being hit by a speedy vehicle while crossing the road yesterday, Wildlife warden, Jammu, Amit Sharma said.

He said the dead


Saturday, March 17, 20182-day conference of CPI(M) from Monday to deliberate political situation in J&K

Srinagar, Mar 17 : A two-day state conference of Communist Party of India (M) is being held in Srinagar from Monday to deliberate over political situation in Jammu and Kashmir and alleged failure of the Government to respond to the emerging situation besides discussing necessity of mobilising the democratic forces to put pressure on the Government to initiate a credible dialogue, both at intern


Saturday, March 17, 2018President dedicates Odisha's Anand Bhawan museum to people

Cuttack, March 17 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday dedicated the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre, the ancestral house of late former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, to the people of Odisha.

Kovind, who is here on a two-day visit, inaugurated the museum in the presence of Governor S.C. Jamir, Biju Patnaik's son and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other officials.

Remembering th


Saturday, March 17, 2018Body of third militant recovered in Srinagar outskirts

Srinagar, Mar 17 : With the recovery of one more body, the death toll in Friday morning encounter between militants and security forces in the city outskirts has risen to three, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

He said the body of another militant, believed to be a foreigner, was recovered from the debris of houses damaged during the encounter. The encounter ensued on Thursday afternoon at


Saturday, March 17, 2018SSP, other cops escape unhurt in militant ambush in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 17 : Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and other cops had a narrow escape when militants attacked their two bulletproof vehicles with automatic weapons in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Saturday.

A massive search operation has been launched to nab the militants, who fled from the spot after brief exchange of fire. So far, no militant outfit has claimed responsibility f


Saturday, March 17, 2018Centre working with states to help farmers on MSP: PM Modi

New Delhi, Mar 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government is taking all necessary steps to help farmers achieve higher milestones and ensure that welfare measures for farmers like insurance coverage are also augmented.

Addressing farmers at the annual Krishi Unnati Mela here, Mr Modi referred to measures being taken to distribute Soil Health Cards and also schemes like


Saturday, March 17, 2018ADC Row: Thousands of people in Nowshera participate in 'Jammu Chalo' march

Jammu, Mar 17 : Against the backdrop of demanding separate appointment of Additional Deputy Commissioners in four tehsils of Rajouri district, thousands of people from bordering Nowshera town on Saturday participated in 'Jammu Chalo' march.

Amid anti-government slogans thousands of people from Nowshera town started marching towards Jammu to 'gherao' Civil Secretariart on Monday.

The Nowshe


Saturday, March 17, 2018Panchayat Ghar Damaged in Fire in Kulgam

A Panchayat Ghar was damaged in a fire incident in Kulgam district on Friday evening. This is the second Panchayat Ghar that has been gutted in last little over a week in south Kashmir. First on March 7, Panchayat Ghar was damaged in a fire incident in Shopian district.



Saturday, March 17, 2018Two touts held for soliciting foreign tourists in Delhi

New Delhi, March 17 : Delhi Police have arrested two touts for allegedly soliciting foreign tourists outside a five-star hotel in Connaught Place, police said on Saturday.

The police identified the accused brothers as Tariq Ahmad, 37, and Gulzar Ahmad, 38, from Jammu and Kashmir.

"They were caught red-handed soliciting foreign tourists outside Shangrila Hotel in Connaught Place," Additional


Saturday, March 17, 2018Pak to skip WTO meet in New Delhi

Islamabad, Mar 17 : Pakistan has decided to stay away from the World Trade Organisation meet in New Delhi next week in protest against alleged harassment of its diplomats in India.

India last month invited Pakistan Commerce Minister Pervez Malik to participate in the informal WTO ministerial meeting scheduled to be held in New Delhi on March 19-20 and Islamabad had initially accepted the invit


Saturday, March 17, 2018Life remains affected in parts of South Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar, Mar 17 : Life remained affected for the second day on Saturday in parts of south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where two militants were killed by security forces in an encounter in the wee hours of Friday.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road in Tral and Awantipora and their adjoining areas for the second day. Work in government offices and b


Saturday, March 17, 2018Cop escapes bid on life in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 17 : A senior police officer escaped an attempt on his life when militants fired upon his vehicle in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Saturday, official sources said.

They said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Shopian, was on his way to Behibagh to attend a function of Army when militants ambushed his bullet proof vehicle at Hajipora on Shopian-Kulgam road. However, th


Saturday, March 17, 2018Won't mind crossing border to protect Kashmir: Rajnath

New Delhi, March 17 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said no power in the world can take Kashmir away from India and if need be forces can cross border to protect the country's territorial integrity.

"Kashmir is, was and will be ours always. No one can take it from us," Rajnath Singh said, addressing the CNN News18 Rising India Summit.

He praised the Indian Army for its valou


Saturday, March 17, 2018Militants fire at senior cop's cavalcade in J&K

Srinagar, Mar 17 : Suspected militants today attacked a senior police officer's cavalcade in south Kashmir's Shopian district, but there was no loss of life, police said.

The militants fired at the cavalcade of senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Shopian A S Dinkar in Harmain area of the district, a police official said.

He said the firing was retaliated by police personnel, forcing th


Saturday, March 17, 2018Three new varieties of rice to boost Bengal’s paddy production

Kolkata, Mar 17 : Scientists of the State Agriculture Department have developed three new varieties of rice, which will ensure further increase in Bengal’s paddy output.

The scientists of the Department, who are posted at different research institutes, have been researching on this for some years now.

The three new varieties of rice that will be available soon in the markets are Bhupesh,


Saturday, March 17, 2018Consumer confidence improved, says RBI survey

New Delhi, Mar 17 : Consumer confidence improved in December 2017 as the Current Situation Index (CSI) recorded a significant rise after more than a year, results of the latest round of Consumer Confidence released by the RBI said.

The Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) Survey is an index that measures how optimistic or pessimistic consumers are with respect to the economy in the near future. Th


Saturday, March 17, 2018Panchayat ghar gutted under mysterious circumstances in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 17 : A Panchayat Ghar was gutted under mysterious circumstances, second this month, in south Kashmir, official sources said on Saturday.

They said fire broke out on Friday night in a panchayat ghar at Batpora, Kulgam, in south Kashmir. Fire tenders rushed from different area brought the leaping flames under control, they said.

A police spokesman said that a case has been regi


Saturday, March 17, 2018Pak NSA to leave for Kabul to discuss regional security issues

Islamabad, Mar 17 : Pakistan National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua will leave for Kabul on Saturday on a daylong visit to Afghanistan, during which he is expected to hold talks on bilateral relations and regional security issues between the two countries.

Mr Januja is visiting Afghanistan on a special invitation of his Afghanistan counterpart Haneef Atmar, a report in Radio Pakistan sa


Saturday, March 17, 2018Train services resume in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 17 : Train services resumed on Saturday after remaining suspended on Friday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where two militants were killed in an encounter by security forces at Balhama Khanmoh area in the wee hours of Friday.

"We have resumed all train runs in south Kashmir on Saturday", a senior railway official told TNN.

However, he said, all trains chug as per sche


Saturday, March 17, 2018CM Mehbooba unveils Hari Singh’s majestic statue, park

JAMMU, MARCH 17 : Marking a significant development, concerning the aspirations and emotions of the people of region, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday unveiled the majestic statue of last ruler of the state, Maharaja Hari Singh as she threw open the newly developed Park dedicated to Maharaja on Tawi banks in the winter capital.

Spread over 43 kanals of land, the park has been develop


Saturday, March 17, 2018In second ‘flogging’, Peer Hussain’s son sacked as AAG; terms it ‘pol vendetta’


JAMMU, MARCH 17 : A day after he welcomed the sacking of former finance minister Haseeb Drabu from the state cabinet while warning the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti of ‘coterie of political sycophants’ surrounding her, senior PDP leader and former minister Peer Mohammad Hussain’s own son was sacked as Additional Advocate General.

The state government on Friday disengaged Has


Saturday, March 17, 2018Guns can't silence party workers: BJP

Both slain terrorists identified, local

JAMMU : Strongly condemning the terror attack on its leader Anwar Khan on Thursday, BJP said guns cannot silence the voice of those who long for peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir.

The terrorists had tried to snatch the service rifle of constable Bilal Ahmad, who is the personal security officer (PSO) of Khan, at Balhama in Pulwama district. The terrorists were then holed up in a house and were killed in a fierce gunfight, last night. Both of the terrorists were identified as locals after forces recovered their bodies from under the debris of the house where they had taken shelter


Saturday, March 17, 2018Sinha-led CCG finds Jammu being communalized; Kashmir situation deteriorated

JAMMU: Following its fourth visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the Yashwant Sinha-led Concerned Citizens’ Group (CCG) noted that the situation in the state was deteriorating on account of cross-border firing and increased communal polarisation in Jammu, even as the ‘hopes of the Kashmiris in Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed to have been dashed’.
The CCG, which comprises other than Sinha, of Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) Kapil Kak, executive secretary of Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation Sushobha Barve and senior journalist Bharat Bhushan, had visited the state between February 23 and 26.
The pa


Friday, March 16, 2018Rajputs hold anti-Mehbooba protests in Jammu

Jammu, Mar 16 : Demanding holiday on the birthday of erstwhile Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, Rajputs today held protests against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti when she came here to inaugurate a park in his name.

Flanked by deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh, Mehbooba today inaugurated a newly set up Maharaja Hari Singh park, his sculpture, a library and restaurant on the banks of river Tawi


Friday, March 16, 2018Aryans Group to organize J&K Scholarship Mela tomorrow in Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 16 : To benefit more J&K students in higher studies with scholarship, Aryans Group of Colleges will organize its another scholarship Mela for the needy & deserving students of the state on Saturday at Peace Academy, Parraypora, here for 2018-19 session.

Dr Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group said that in this mela on the “spot counseling, Scholarship, Education Loan and Admiss


Friday, March 16, 2018Firefight on Srinagar outskirts: Two ultras killed, jawan hurt

Srinagar, Mar 16 : Two militants were killed and a Central Reserve Police Force jawan was injured in a firefight in the wee hours on Friday in Khanmoh area on the outskirts of Srinagar, a police spokesman said.

A Cordon and Search Operation was launched at Balhama, Khanmoh, on the city outskirts on Thursday after a group of ultras attacked Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mohammad Anwar Khan and


Friday, March 16, 2018PM calls upon scientists to spend 100 hours with 100 students every year

Imphal, Mar 16 : Giving a clarion call to the scientists to spend 100 hours every year with 100 students of Classes X, XI and XII to inculcate scientific knowledge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, ' Scientific and social responsibility are the need of the hour. ”

Inaugurating the 105th Indian Science Congress at Manipur Universityhere, Mr Modi asked, ' Are we doing enough to ensure t


Friday, March 16, 2018Centre opposes filing sealed status before SC in PNB scam case

New Delhi, Mar 16 : The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that a thorough investigation was going on into the alleged PNB (Punjab National Bank) scam and in this regard, many people have also been arrested.

The apex court three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and also comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud, was hearing two petitions f


Friday, March 16, 2018Ram Setu case:Centre files affidavit in SC

New Delhi,Mar 16 : Centre on Friday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in connection to Ram Setu (Adam's bridge) case.

The Centre, in its affidavit, filed before the Apex Court on Friday, said that it won't remove Ram Setu.

The Centre on Friday filed the Ram Setu affidavit in connection with the plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Dr Subramaniam Swamy.

The Centre


Friday, March 16, 2018PM inaugurates Science Congress, urges scientists to spend 100 hours with 100 students

Imphal, Mar 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the scientists to spend 100 hours every year with 100 students of Classes X, XI and XII so that we can inculcate scientific knowledge into them.

Inaugurating the 105th Indian Science Congress at Manipur University here, he said, “scientific and social responsibility are the need of the hour” and asked if we were doing enough to ensure


Friday, March 16, 2018Amid tight security ,Navratras to begin in Jammu, Katra from Mar 18

Jammu, Mar 16 : A week-long Navratras to commence with fanfare in this winter capital of the state and holy Katra town in Reasi district amid tight security arrangements from March 18.

Security forces have stepped up vigil in Jammu and Katyra ahead of Navratras, sources here said.

“Security has been beefed up at several vital points including popular market places for smooth and incident f


Friday, March 16, 2018Lady patient allegedly dies of doctor’s negligence in Jammu, protest

Jammu, Mar 16 : A woman patient on Friday allegedly died of doctor’s negligence which triggered protest here on city outskirts.

“A woman from a remote village of Bishnah Tehsil had visited to a private eye clinic in Sainik Colony area on Friday morning,” police sources here said.

They said that the patient was injected prior to the operation but she collapsed.

“The family shifted her to


Friday, March 16, 2018IUST postpones examination as precautionary measure

Srinagar, Mar 16 : The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) on Friday postponed all scheduled examinations as a precautionary measure following killing of two militants in an encounter with security forces on outskirts of the Srinagar city in the wee hours.

An official of the university said that all examinations, which were scheduled to be held today, in the university campus


Friday, March 16, 2018Life affected in parts of south Kashmir's Pulwama

Srinagar, Mar 16 : Life was on Friday affected in parts of south Kashmir's Pulwama district against the killing of two militants in an encounter by security forces at Khanmoh on the outskirts of Srinagar city in the wee hours.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road in Tral town and adjoining areas. Work in government offices and banks was also affected


Friday, March 16, 2018TDP to quit NDA, move No Confidence motion

Amaravati Mar 16 : In a significant political development, the Telugu Desam party has decided to exit from the NDA and move No Confidence motion against Narendra Modi led Centre.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu held a teleconference with TDP Polit Bureau member here on Friday. The Polit Bureau members unanimously decided to quit the NDA.

TDP sources told media that N Chan


Friday, March 16, 2018Suspected militant arrested with pistol in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 16 : Security forces arrested a suspected militant and recovered a pistol from his possession in south Kashmir's Kulgam district, official sources said on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, the security forces arrested suspected militant and recovered some arms and ammunition, including a pistol, from his possession.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter today, Director General of


Friday, March 16, 2018Train service suspended in south Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Mar 16 : Train service was again suspended on Friday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where two militants were killed in an encounter by security forces at Balhama Khanmoh area in the night-long operation.

"We have suspended all train runs in south Kashmir on Friday", a senior railway official told TNN.

However, he said, all trains will run as per scheduled in north Kashmi


Friday, March 16, 2018Militants escape, CASO called off in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 16 : Security forces called off Cordon and Search Operation (CASO), launched in the wee hours on Friday, in Hajin area of north Kashmir district of Bandipora after militants managed to escape, official sources said.

They said on a tip off about the presence of militants, 13 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and 45 CRPF launched a jo


Friday, March 16, 2018Security force launch CASO in north Kashmir

Srinagar: Security forces on Friday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Hajin area in the north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said.

They said on a tip-off about the presence of militants Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Khosa and Syed Mohalla Hajin in Bandipora district


Friday, March 16, 2018Two terrorists killed in Balhama, hours after attacking BJP leader

3 terrorists, OGW arrested; 3 cops injured in clashes

SRINAGAR, March 15 : Two terrorists, who attacked a BJP leader in the day, have been killed in an encounter that broke out in Balhama area of Khonmoh in Pulwama district on Thursday night.

The bodies of the slain terrorists were yet to be recovered, even as the guns had fallen silent at the time of writing this report as the searches were to be carried out for recovering the same under the deb


Friday, March 16, 2018Quake jolts J&K

JAMMU : An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit the state as major tremors were felt in the Kishtwar district of Jammu region on Thursday night.

Official sources confirmed that an earthquake Jolted Jammu & Kashmir areas including Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban and other parts of J&K at about 08:25 pm.

There was no damage to life or property as the quake was a low-density one.



Friday, March 16, 2018Unstable governance, inconsistent policies alienating Valley youth: Omar attacks govt

SRINAGAR : Launching a sharp attack on the coalition government, main opposition National Conference’s working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday held responsible the non-constructive and non-reconciliatory policies of the PDP-BJP government for the alienation of the youth of Kashmir.

Omar, hit out at the present government on various front including the alleged nepotism, corruption and backd


Friday, March 16, 2018800 employees hope for regularisation in fate-deciding CS-Admin Secy meeting

SRO-384 to remain or go?


JAMMU: Uncertainty looms large over the future of around 800 Medical Education Department employees appointed under the SRO-384 on academic arrangement basis during Omar Abdullah-led National Conference-Congress government, as a meeting of the Administrative Secretary, H&ME with the Chief Secretary, BB Vyas on March 22 will decide their fate.

The meeting is believed to be crucial because the Administrative Secretary of concerned department will put forth the point of regularization of these employees working both in Jammu and Srinagar.

According to an employee who wishe


Friday, March 16, 2018No more delay in regularising casual employees: Guv Vohra asks Bukhari

JAMMU : Governor N N Vohra on Thursday asked Minister for Finance and Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari to ensure that there was no further delay in finalization of the Government’s orders in regard to the regularization of casual employees who have been working for several years now.

The state government, it may be recalled, had ordered regularisation of casual workers of different department last year, in a significant development. With the ouster of former finance minister Hasseeb A Drabu, there has been a concern over the delay in implementation of the same.

Governor told Bukhar


Thursday, March 15, 2018Woman found hanging in Kathua

Jammu, Mar 15 : A woman's body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a residential quarter in a mill in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The body of 43-year-old Satupa from West Bengal was found hanhing this morning, they said.

The body was recovered and sent post-mortem, they said adding a case was registered and investigations initiated, they said.


Thursday, March 15, 2018Encounter on btw SF-militants after attack on BJP leader, PSO injured

Srinagar, Mar 15 : An encounter ensued between security forces and militants, who attacked a Bharatiya Janata Party leader on the city outskirts during which a Personnel Security Officer (PSO) was injured on Thursday afternoon, official sources said.

A police spokesman said the condition of PSO identified as Bilal Ahmad was stable and a massive hunt has been launched in the area to nab the m


Thursday, March 15, 2018Eight shops burgled in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar15 : Goods worth lakhs of rupees were burgled during the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday in south Kashmir district of Shopian, official sources said.

They said burglars broke into eight shops at village Adhekhar and looted goods and cash worth lakhs of rupees.
Burglars on Wednesday night looted eight shops in Adekhar area of Imamsahab tehsil in Shopian district of sou


Thursday, March 15, 2018Matching Indian nuke capabilities matters most to Pak managers: Book

New Delhi, Mar 15 : For Pakistan's nuclear managers today, matching Indian nuclear capabilities is all that matters, says a new book which critically examines how and why the neighbouring country acquired its nuke weapons and many related issues.

In "Pakistan's Nuclear Bomb: A Story Of Defiance, Deterrence And Deviance", academic Hassan Abbas profiles the politicians and scientists involved i


Thursday, March 15, 2018Except for PNB, no unauthorised LoUs issued by PSBs: SBI

New Delhi, Mar 15 : All public sector banks have verified LoUs issued by them, and there are no other unauthorised authority letters except for those issued by Punjab National Bank, a senior SBI official said here on Thursday.

Billionaire jeweller designer Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi in connivance with certain bank officials allegedly cheated the PNB of Rs 12,968 crore through fraudu


Thursday, March 15, 2018Fresh snowfall in mountains surrounding Srinagar, upper reaches in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 15 : Hills surrounding summer capital, Srinagar, including Zabarwan and Mahadev, received fresh snowfall, while plains were lashed by rains and strong winds early Thursday morning resulting in drop in the minimum temperature though it was still above normal.

World famous ski resort of Gulmarg and other upper heights in the Kashmir valley continued to receive fresh snowfall for t


Thursday, March 15, 2018J&K Estates Department starts vacating official quarters "illegaly" occupied by former ministers, MPs

Jammu, Mar 15 : Jammu and Kashmir Estates Department on Thursday started eviction process of vacating official quarters "illegally" occupied by the former ministers and the Members Parliament.

"While the Court has vacated the stay and eviction notices were also served to the former ministers, MLAs and MPs to vacate the official accomodations," official sources here told TNN.

They said that


Thursday, March 15, 2018Narrow escape for BJP leader, PSO injured in militant attack in Srinagar outskirts

Srinagar, Mar 15 : A Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) local leader had a narrow escape while his Personnel Security Officer (PSO) was injured in a militant attack on Thursday afternoon in the city outskirts, official sources said.

However, a police spokesman said the condition of PSO was stable and a massive hunt has been launched in the area to nab the militants responsible for the attack.



Thursday, March 15, 2018Vaishno Devi Shrine receives fresh snowfall, chopper service remains suspended

Jammu, Mar 15 : The world famous Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Shrine on Thursday morning received fresh snowfall situated in Trikuta Hills of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Fresh spell of snowfall was received during wee hours on Thursday at upper reaches of Trikuta Hills and Bhawan.

The hills turned white after the fresh snowfall and cold wave conditions also gripped the region.



Thursday, March 15, 2018Mega Recruitment for Various Job Posts in JKPSC | 95 Posts

Notification No : 05- PSC (DR-P) OF 2018 Dated: 13 -03-2018

Posts : Consultant

Total Posts : 95

Last date : 16 April 2018

Applications through online mode are invited from the permanent residents of Jammu & Kashmir State possessing the prescribed academic/professional qualifications and age for the posts of Consultant in Health & Family Welfare Department as per the category-wise brea


Thursday, March 15, 2018Will Drabu's ouster impact PDP-BJP alliance in J&K?

Jammu, March 15 : The decision by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to drop Haseeb Drabu from her council of ministers for his remarks at a business meet in Delhi is being hotly debated in political circles - especially what its consequences could be on the state's PDP-BJP ruling coalition.

By doing what she has done, the Chief Minister has proved that she is prepared take poli


Thursday, March 15, 2018Four gamblers arrested in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 15 Jammu and Kashmir police arrested for gamblers and recovered stake money in the central Kashmir district of Badgam, a police spokesman said on Thursday afternoon.

He said acting on an input, Budgam police headed by Station House Officer (SHO) Khag Vilyat Hussain raided a gambling site at Khag near grid station.

Four gamblers who were identified as Akbar Ahmad Sheikh, Manz


Thursday, March 15, 2018Pakistan raises Kashmir at UN, attacks India

United Nations, March 15: Using a two-pronged tactic in the Human Rights Council, Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue while speaking on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and then for itself.

In its reply during the debate on Wednesday at the UN in Geneva, India rejected the OIC statement saying the group had no standing in India's internal affairs and accused Pakistan o


Thursday, March 15, 2018Despite snow Kashmir highway through for one-way traffic, Leh still closed

Srinagar, Mar 15 : Despite fresh snowfall on Thursday, the national highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic while the Srinagar-Leh and historic Mughal roads remained closed since December last year due to accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions.

The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway was through for one-


Thursday, March 15, 2018Life returns to normal in Srinagar outskirts, parts of Anantnag

Srinagar, Mar 15 : Life returned to normal on Thursday after remaining affected for three days in Srinagar outskirts and parts of Anantnag district in south Kashmir against the killing of three militants in an encounter by security forces on Monday.

Meanwhile, teaching also resumed in Government Degree College (GDC) in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, where life retuned to normal on Wed


Thursday, March 15, 2018Telangana police's help sought to identify militant killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 15 : Jammu and Kashmir police has sought help from Telangana police to identify a militant who was killed in an encounter with security forces along with two other ultras in Anantnag.

Militant outfit ''Ansar Ghazwatul Hind'' (AGH) has claimed that one of the three militants killed in the encounter was a resident of Hyderabad. The outfit identified the slain militant as Mohammad


Thursday, March 15, 2018Two people killed in Kashmir road accident

Srinagar, Mar 15 : Two people were killed in a road accident in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Wednesday evening, official sources said.

A speeding truck hit a car at Hamray, Pattan, on Srinagar-Baramulla road, resulting in serious injuries to two people.

The injured, occupants of the car, were immediately rushed to hospital, where they were declared brought dead.

The deceased w


Thursday, March 15, 2018Dozens of villages remain cut off, fresh snowfall at Sadhna, Phirkiyan, Z-Gali

Srinagar, Mar 15 : Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained cut off with their respective district and tehsil headquarters on Thursday in north Kashmir, where fresh snowfall was experienced at Sadhna top, Z-Gali, Phirkiyan and Razdan pass during the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, fresh avalanche warning has already been issued for Kupwara-Ch


Thursday, March 15, 2018WHO renewed its call for protection of health workers

Geneva, Mar 15 : After seven years of conflict in Syria, WHO has renewed its call for the protection of health workers and for immediate access to besieged populations.

Attacks on the health sector have continued at an alarming level in the past year. The 67 verified attacks on health facilities, workers, and infrastructure recorded during the first two months of 2018 amount to more than 50 pe


Thursday, March 15, 2018PM greets people on World Consumer Rights Day

New Delhi, Mar 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted people on the world Consumer Rights Day.

Greetings on World Consumer Rights Day. The consumer plays an important role in the economy.

Government of India is not only focussing on consumer protection but also consumer prosperity,'the PM said in a tweet.


Thursday, March 15, 2018Mehbooba reviews dev projects, asks admin secys to fix critical gaps, ensure flow of funds

JAMMU, March 15 : Fresh from the removal of former Finance Minister Hasseb A Drabu from her cabinet-arguably the most significant political development in Jammu and Kashmir since the coming together of PDP and BJP in 2015, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday reviewed at length the status of projects and initiatives taken by various Departments as she convened a meeting of Administrative S


Thursday, March 15, 2018HC seeks complete status report, grants GoI, state govt seven days

Restoration work of Mubarak Mandi

JAMMU : The Division Bench Jammu of the State High Court today granted a week time period to Government of India and State government to tell the Court exact status on the complete restoration of Mubarak Mandi complex in Jammu.

The HC Coram comprising Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Kumar directed respondents to file affidavit giving the complete and detailed timeline within a week period for complete restoration of historic Mubarak Mandi complex.

The HC division bench, after hearing Adv GS Thakur for the PIL whereas ASGI Sindu Sharma for the Union of India and Go


Thursday, March 15, 2018CM gets approved Train halt station at Naina Batpora

JAMMU: The Ministry of Railways has accepted the recommendation of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti to open up a halt station at Naina Batpora in Pulwama district on the Baramulla-Banihal rail line.

The decision was today conveyed by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

With this all six halt points on the Baramulla-Banihal Rail line, as recommended by the Chief Minister for the convenience of general public of the respective areas, have been ordered to be established.

“Thank you so much @PiyushGoyal ji, for fulfilling the long pending demand of the peopl


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Jammu and Kashmir police to procure micro UAVs for anti-terror operations

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police will procure micro unmanned ariel vehicles fitted with night vision equipment for security, surveillance and detection operations in the state, officials have said.

Senior police officials said that there was a need to have such UAVs for security drills including anti-terror operations, particularly in Kashmir Valley, in view of increasing militancy-relate


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Make sanitation top priority: PM to J-K govt

Jammu, Mar 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said sanitation should be made the first priority for Jammu and Kashmir, which is famous for its tourist destinations.

The prime minister, during a review meeting on the progress of his flagship Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) yesterday, interacted with the chief secretaries of various states and enquired about the steps taken so far by their government


Wednesday, March 14, 2018DGP Prisons Concludes Security Assessment of Chenab Valley Jails

Jammu: After inspecting progress of ongoing works at new Jail at Bhaderwah, DGP Prisons Dilbag Singh, IPS today visited District Jail Kishtwar to have the familiarization and security review of the institution. He was accompanied by Shri Abrar Choudhary, SP Kishtwar, Shri Perbeet Singh ASP, Shri P.K. Choudary CO 82bn CRPF, Shri Nissar Ahmed DySP Ops, Insp Sameer Jeelani SHO Kishtwar, besi


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Govt to build 14,460 bunkers for JK border dwellers

New Delhi, Mar 14 : As many as 14,460 bunkers will be constructed along the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir to mitigate the hardships faced by border dwellers, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said the Ministry of Home Affairs had approved a pilot project for construction of 60 bunkers at a cost of Rs 3


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Life remains affected in Srinagar outskirts, parts of Anantnag

Srinagar, Mar 14 : Life remained affected for the third consecutive day on Wednesday in Srinagar outskirts and parts of Anantnag district in south Kashmir against the killing of three militants in an encounter by security forces on Monday.

Meanwhile, teaching remained suspended in Government Degree College (GDC) in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, where situation returned to normal toda


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Omar hits out at J&K govt for deferring implementation of PAO system

Srinagar, Mar 14 : Upping the ante against Jammu and Kashmir government for deferring implementation of Pay and Accounts Office (PAO) System till March 2018, the former chief minister said for three years the state legislature was told that this reform would be a major step towards transparent use of funds.

Mr Abdullah, who is the working president of National Conference (NC), said a measure a


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Lok Sabha passes Budget without debate

New Delhi, March 14 : The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Union Budget without any debate amid din, leading to a walkout by members of the Congress and Trinamool, while the TDP, YSR Congress, AIADMK and SP protested near the Speaker's podium.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved the Finance Bill 2018, as well as the Appropriation Bill amid the din, which were passed by voice vote.

The Lowe


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Pak national, who stayed in India for 27 yrs, deported

Mumbai, Mar 14 : A 37-year-old Pakistani national, who was illegally staying in India since he was about 10 years of age, has been deported to the neighbouring country, a police official said today.

Siraj Khan, the Pakistani national, was staying in the Antop Hill area here. He had also got married to an Indian woman some years ago and the couple have three children, the police official said.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Will not link anything to Aadhaar until I absolutely have to, Omar on SC order

Srinagar, Mar 14 : With Supreme Court (SC) staying "mandatory" Aadhaar linking with bank accounts and mobile phones indefinitely till the final judgment is pronounced, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that he will not link anything to Aadhaar until he absolutely has to.

Mr Abdullah, who is also the working president of National Conference (NC), asked banks and cellula


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Muslims should gift the land in Ayodhya for Ram Temple: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

New Delhi, March 14 : Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who is of late involved in mediation on the Ayodhya issue, says the best solution to the festering Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute is an out-of-court settlement under which the Muslims gift the land to the Hindus for building a grand Ram Temple.

The 61-year-old spiritual leader, who met leaders of both Sunni and Shia sects


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Bihar bypolls: NDA leads in Araria, Bhabua, Grand Alliance in Jahanabad

Patna, March 14 : The ruling BJP-led NDA was leading in the Araria Lok Sabha and Bhabua assembly by-elections while the opposition RJD was ahead in the Jahanabad assembly bypoll on Wednesday.

After three hours of counting of votes, the candidates of the Grand Alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) were trailing in two seats.

In Araria, the Bharatiya


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Nobel Prize remained elusive for Hawking

New Delhi, March 14 : Hailed as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein, Professor Stephen Hawking never won a Nobel Prize.

This is because his theories about the Black Hole and the Big Bang -- though accepted in theoretical physics -- were never verified.

According to Timothy Ferris, author of 'The Science of Liberty' in National Geographic magazine, "The pro


Wednesday, March 14, 2018LS adjourned till noon over Andhra demand, other issues, guillotine to be applied

New Delhi, Mar 14 : Diverse issues, including Andhra demand for special category status and other regional issues, disrupted the proceedings in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

As the House assembled for the day, slogan-shouting members stormed into the Well and created a ruckus, forcing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to adjourn the proceedings of the House till noon.

'We are ready for all types of dis


Wednesday, March 14, 2018DGP Prisons review construction of Bhaderwah District Jail

Jammu: DGP Prisons J&K, Dilbag Singh, IPS visit to Bhaderwah to review the ongoing construction works of District Jail.

Dilbag Singh, IPS DGP Prisons visit the Chenab valley and took stock of the ongoing work of new District Jail Bhaderwah. He was accompanied by Shabir Ahmed SSP Doda, Rajinder Kumar Addl. SP Bhaderwah, Maj. Ambarish Mehta Officiating Commandant of 4 RR,


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Pak summons India's Deputy High Commissioner over harassment of officials

Islamabad, March 14 : Pakistan has summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh over the alleged harassment of officials and families of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, according to Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Singh was summoned after Pakistani newspaper Dawn quoted Pakistani officials of accusing India of harassing its diplomats and their families in the country and t


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Hyderabad resident among 3 militants killed in Anantnag

Srinagar, Mar 14 : One of the three militants killed in an encounter by security forces in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on March 12 morning was identified as a resident of Hyderabad, belonging to 'Ansar Ghazwatul Hind' (AGH), outfit.

According to local media, the AGH in its website Al-Nasr, has claimed that third militant, who was not identified and declared as a foreigner, was a reside


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Property worth crores destroyed in Srinagar fire

Srinagar, Mar 14 : Property worth crores of rupees has been damaged in a devastating fire in Srinagar outskirts during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, official sources said.

They said fire broke out in a timber shop at Chanapora Bypass in Srinagar. However, before the fire tenders could reach there, fire spread to adjoining shops. About a ten shops, mostly selling timber and o


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Counting of votes for one Lok Sabha and two Assembly seats underway

Patna, Mar14 : Amid elaborate security arrangements, the counting of votes started today for deciding the fate of 38 candidates in by-elections for one Lok Sabha and two assembly seats

According to initial trends, RJD candidates are leading in Araria Lok Sabha seat and Jehanabad assembly seat and BJP candidate is leading in Bhabhua assembly constitutency.

The final results are expected in


Wednesday, March 14, 2018BJP registers protest with EC against Cong's R S nominee Rathwa in Gujarat

New Delhi, Mar 14 : The BJP has urged the Election Commission to intervene immediately and maintained that that the nomination of Congress leader Naranbhai Rathwa for the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat be declared null and void or quashed because of submission of 'fake' documents and concealing other vital facts.

A delegation of senior party leaders, including Union ministers Piyush Goyal,


Wednesday, March 14, 2018No regrets; Removal 'surprise', how it was conveyed 'shocking': Drabu breaks silence

'I stand by my choices, political or otherwise'

SRINAGAR: Breaking silence on his unceremonious exit from the Mehbooba Mufti cabinet allegedly over
His comments concerning the nature of Kashmir issue, former finance minister Haseeb Drabu on Tuesday said the decision of the Chief Minister was a "surprise" to him and the manner in which it was conveyed "shocking".
The 57-year-old issued a three-page long statement of 1376 words on Facebook wh


Tuesday, March 13, 201860 incidents of terror violence in JK in 2018; 15 security men killed

New Delhi, Mar 13 : As many as 60 incidents of terrorist violence have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir this year in which 15 security personnel and 17 terrorists were killed, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said the 60 incidents had taken place till March 4 this year, as against 39 such incidents during the same period last year.



Tuesday, March 13, 20185 people injured in road accident in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 13 : Five people were injured in a road accident in north Kashmir district of Kupwara, official sources said here on Tuesday.

They said a passenger vehicle, on way from Sopore in Baramulla Handwara in Kupwar, met with an accident near Chowgal, resulting in injuries to five people.

The injured were immediately taken to a hospital, they added.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018PDP took right decision to sack Drabu from state Cabinet: Farooq

Srinagar, Mar 13 : National Conference (NC) President and MP Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took the right decision to sack Dr Haseeb Drabu from the state cabinet after his comment that ‘Kashmir is not a political issue’.

“All political parties in the valley, besides civil society and common masses rejected the statement made by Dr Drabu… and because of t


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Sealing drive: Commercial activities came to standstill with 'Delhi Trade Bandh'

New Delhi, Mar 13 : The commercial activities in the national capital remained standstill on Tuesday with a day long 'Delhi Trade Bandh' call given by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) against arbitrary sealing of business establishments here.

More than seven lakh commercial establishments and more than 2500 markets across Delhi participated in Delhi Trade Bandh. At the Vyapari Pa


Tuesday, March 13, 2018AJKKU delegation calls on Revenue minister;discuss issues of Kissan community.

Rajouri, March 13 : A delegation of All Jammu and Kashmir Kissan Union"(AJKKU) led by its chairman Mr.Ashok Sharma, Ex.MLA/ MLC met the Revenue Minister at Civil Secretariat Jammu today. The delegation suggested the minister for revenue that a proper mechanism be devised and put in place to address the issue of administrative units to settle the related growing resentment of the public, eliminati


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Shrine board to launch new 'palkis' to ferry pilgrims to Vaishno Devi

Jammu, Mar 13 : A totally redesigned 'Palki' or palanquin will soon be launched to ferry pilgrims to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Trikuta hills of Jammu and Kashmir.

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is shortly launching totally redesigned 'Palkis' for the much greater comfort of pilgrims and convenience of the Palkiwallahs, a senior of official of SMVDSB said.

The new highly co


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Eight CRPF personnel killed in Maoist attack in Sukma

Raipur, March 13 : At least eight CRPF personnel were killed and three others injured in a Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chattisgarh on Tuesday.

According to a CRPF official, Maoists targeted a team of 212 CRPF personnel between Kistaram and Palodi in the district at 12 noon and blew up a mine protected vehicle by triggering an improvised explosive device (IED).

The injured personnel


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Altaf Bukhari gets additional charge of Finance, Labour and Employment depts

Jammu: Education Minister Altaf Bukhari has been given additional charge of Finance, Labour and Employment departments, a government order said on Tuesday.

The charges were earlier withdrawn from Haseeb Drabu who was dropped from the cabinet over his remarks that Kashmir “isn’t a political issue” but a society with “societal issues”.

An order issued today by chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, r


Tuesday, March 13, 2018J&K High Court quashes ongoing KAS mains examination

Jammu: In a fresh notification issued today, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court directed the Public Service Commission (PSC) to cancel the ongoing KAS mains examination and hold this test afresh.

A division bench of Justice Janak Raj Kotwal and Justice Sanjeev Kumar Shukla directed the Public Service Commission (PSC) to conduct the examination afresh after disposing off an appeal filed by the P


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Deck up in the best outfits this Navratri

New Delhi, March 13 : With the onset of spring, Navratri is one of those festivals which are no more limited to fasting and revering but also involve decking up and keeping the festive vibe buzzing throughout the nine days with the right outfits.

Sandeep Sharma, Director of Fabriclore suggested some tips

* Gujarati embroidery: The colourful yarns sewn and adorned with mirror work in pop sh


Tuesday, March 13, 2018India has set 2025 deadline to eradicate TB: Modi

New Delhi, Mar 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India has set the target of 2025 to eradicate TB, five years before the global deadline.

Launching the TB Free India campaign here, Mr Modi said that while the global target to eradicate the disease is 2030, in India the government has given unto itself the 2025 deadline to meet the objective.

Mr Modi maintained that it w


Tuesday, March 13, 2018ED moves SC against HC order giving relief to Karti Chidambaram from arrest

New Delhi, March 13 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order giving relief to Karti Chidambaram till March 20 from arrest in the INX Media money laundering case.

The ED mentioned the case challenging the order before a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who agreed to hear it on March 15.

In an interim relief to Kar


Tuesday, March 13, 201811 killed as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand

Nainital, Mar 13 : At least 11 people were killed and 13 others injured, when a bus they were travelling in plunged into a gorge in Almora district of Uttarakhand on Tuesday.

The injured were rushed to Ramnagar hospital, where condition of few was stated to be critical. The bus , en route to Ramnagar from Bhatraunjkhan, plunged into the gorge in Totam, police said.

Uttarakhand Parivartan P


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Mamata to inaugurate industrial meet in Darjeeling today

Darjeeling, Mar 13 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate a two-day industrial meet here on Tuesday.

The inauguration ceremony will take place at 1400 hours. There will be sessions from 1100 to 1500 ours on the second day.

Ms Banerjee will be present on both the days. Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra will also be present at the meet.

This is for the first time that


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Indian equities trade flat after negative opening

Mumbai, March 13 : Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday traded on a flat-to-positive note during the early morning trade session after opening on a negative note.

Around 9.22 a.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) inched up by 6.10 points or 0.06 per cent to trade at 10,427.50 points.

The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 33,818.22


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Restrictions lifted in SeK, downtown Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 13 : Curfew-like restrictions, imposed on Monday in the Shehar-e-Khas (SeK), downtown and parts of old city and civil lines in Srinagar as a precautionary measure to prevent any law and order problem following killing of three militants in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir district of Anantnag in the wee hours yesterday, were lifted on Tuesday.

The main gates o


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Schools, colleges reopen in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, March 13 : Authorities decided to re-open schools and colleges across the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday after shutting them the previous day to maintain law and order in the wake of a gunfight that killed three militants.

"All schools and colleges will re-open today (Tuesday) in the valley. Although the District Magistrates will decide if any educational institution needs to shut again f


Tuesday, March 13, 2018One-way traffic restored on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Mar 13 : One-way traffic has been restored on Tuesday after remaining suspended for a day due to landslides on 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.

However, the national highway, linking Ladakh with Kashmir and historic Mughal road besides Phirkiyan top and Razdan pass remained closed.

Traffic on the Ka


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Train services resume in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 13 : Train services resumed on Tuesday after remaining suspended for a day in the Kashmir valley, where three militants were killed in an encounter by security forces in Anantnag yesterday.

'We have resumed train service and all trains will operate as per schedule in the Valley following fresh advisory from police last night,' a senior railway official told TNN.

Now trains wi


Tuesday, March 13, 2018For assessing nature of Kashmir issue, Drabu no more a minister in Mehbooba government

JAMMU: While Kashmir issue awaits its resolution even after 70 years, ‘assessment’ of its nature has resulted unceremoniously removal from the council of ministers of Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, once regarded as’ Lakshman’ along ‘Ram’ Madhav in stitching the alliance of PDP-BJP in Jammu and Kashmir, over his remarks that the problem was not only a political one, but social too.
Following the


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Not enough, says Omar

SRINAGAR: Main opposition National Conference leader and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Monday that sacking Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu from the cabinet won't salvage the PDP of its wrongdoing in the last three years of power.
"Simply sacking the architect of the BJP-PDP alliance and co-author of the agenda of the alliance will not redeem the PDP for the sins of the last three years," Abdullah tweeted.

Omar had, earlier in the day said, that Drabu's speech at an event in New Delhi has cost him "dearly".

"His (Drabu's) PHDCCI (PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry) speech


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Setback to alliance: BJP

JAMMU: PDP’s partner in ruling coalition in the state, BJP today termed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's decision to sack Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu from her Cabinet a "setback" to the alliance between the two parties and said it would widen the gap between the two allies.

A top BJP leader in New Delhi praised Drabu's role in coordination between the two parties and said he was often the bridge between the Jammu and Kashmir government and the Centre over a host of issues.

"It is a setback to the alliance," the BJP leader, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. He also recalled


Tuesday, March 13, 2018J&K all set to have a Minority Commission

JAMMU: In a major development, the state government had agreed to constitute the State Minority Commission within six months, thus identifying Minorities in the state of J&K. This was informed in the Supreme Court today by Centre which submitted that the Jammu and Kashmir government has indicated that it would consider setting up of a state minority commission.
Accordingly, the apex court disposed of a Public Interest Litigation alleging that the benefits accruing to minorities there were being taken away by majority Muslim community.
The PIL in question was submitted by a Jammu-based advoc


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Cabinet meet rescheduled

JAMMU: The cabinet meeting of state government- fourth of the current year, which was scheduled for Tuesday, has been re-scheduled for next Tuesday, March 20, following the resignation of Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu.
As per official communiqué of General Administration Department the cabinet meeting which was scheduled to be held on 13th March at 12:30 pm has been rescheduled and shall now be held 20th March, at 11 am.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Photojourno granted bail

JAMMU: Arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA), six and a half month ago on the charges of stone pelting in the Valley, Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf was granted bail on Monday by a New Delhi court.
This development has come a day after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s intervention towards the release of the photo-journalist.
Additional Sessions Judge Tarun Sherawat allowed the bail plea of Yousuf, asking him to furnish two sureties of Rs 50,000.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on September 5 arrested Yousuf along with


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Shepherd killed in explosion near Army firing range

SRINAGAR: A shepherd was killed today in a blast near an Army firing range in Awantipora area of Pulwama district.
Ashiq Hussain Chopan (25) was grazing his livestock when he came into contact with some object that exploded and injured him severely in Jawbara, near the firing range of the Army's Victor Force, a police official said.
He said Chopan was rushed to the nearest sub-district hospital, where he succumbed to injuries.

Police has taken cognisance of the matter and is in the process of ascertaining the cause of the explosion, he said.

“In this connection under relevant sect


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Deferred KAS Mains papers on March 24

JAMMU: As many as 9 papers of ongoing Combined Competitive (Mains) Examination-2016 which were postponed earlier this month will now be held on 24 March.
The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) on Monday informed that examination in Urdu-II and Arabic-II, Dogri-II, Hindi-II, Punjabi-II, English-II, Kashmiri-II, Persian-II and Sanskrit-II of J&K CCE which were postponed on March 7, will now be held on Saturday, 24 March.

While exam for Urdu will be conducted in the morning session, all other exams would be held in the afternoon session.

The Centre and


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Hakura: 3 terrorists gunned down

SRINAGAR: Three terrorists including Eesa Fazli and Syed Owais, both of whom left their B.Tech third year course to join terrorism, were killed in an encounter today, a development being seen as a blow to the attempts by the notorious terror group ISIS to gain ground in the Kashmir Valley.
Three terrorists were spotted at a village in the Hakura area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir late last night and special teams were despatched after intelligence inputs confirmed the presence of Fazli and Owais, officials said.
The locality was cordoned at 1 AM and in a brief encounter, the three c


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Education: New casualty in Valley

Srinagar: Education continues to be the casualty in the ongoing conflict as educational institutions were shut in most parts of the valley, even as government has no solution to the worrying situation.
All the universities, government colleges and higher secondary schools were shut today in Srinagar, Ganderbal and south Kashmir districts following the killing of three terrorists on Sunday night in Hakoora village in Anantnag district. While students were eagerly awaiting to step into class rooms, the government announced that schools and colleges will remain shut as "precautionary measure".


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Nowshera: Coalition partners clash on streets; 5 injured, 2 FIRs lodged

JAMMU: In an incident unbecoming to two partners in ruling coalition, two political workers of BJP and three of PDP received injuries and were admitted to hospital, as the partners in the state government slugged it out during the ongoing agitation for district status, on the roads of Nowshera town of Rajouri.
This was first such incident since the formation of PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier during the 2014 State Assembly Elections, when there were no such chances of alliance between arch-rivals PDP and BJP, the workers of both the parties had clashed in which the


Tuesday, March 13, 20183 IPS, 5 others shifted

JAMMU: The state government on Monday transferred two IPS officers, even as one IPS officer moved on centre deputation. Besides it also carried out a minor reshuffle in the middle-rung administration shifting 5 officers.
As per the official order, the services of Rajesh Kumar, Inspector General of Police, SSG, J&K, were placed at the disposal of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, for his appointment as Inspector General in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).The IPS officer of J&K Cadre of 1995 batch has been deputed for a period of five years.
Consequently, Surinder Kumar


Tuesday, March 13, 2018DG Prison briefs Guv

Governor N N Vohra on Monday called for effective security arrangements in the jails in the state as he was briefed by Director General (Prisons) Dilbag Singh who had called on Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.
Speaking to DG Singh, the governor stressed on the importance of ensuring effective security arrangements in the jails. He insisted that the jails must ensure welfare of prisoners, function according to the Jail Manual, and house adequate medical arrangements, an official statement said.
Singh briefed the governor about his recent visits to various jails to review their functioning.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Pak flag, HM poster, mobile phones seized from Srinagar jail in NIA raid

SRINAGAR: As many as 20 sleuths of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday raided the Srinagar Central Jail and seized a Pakistani flag, a poster of Hizbul- Mujahideen and over two dozen mobile phones besides some SIM cards and Jehadi literature.
The raid which was impending in view of repeated reports of poor prison management especially in the fallout of LeT terrorist Naveed Jatt's escape from SMHS hospital last month said to be planned inside the prison was carried out by twenty NIA officials assisted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and National


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Upgradation of roads approved @Rs 1170 Cr

JAMMU: Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved the rehabilitation and up-gradation of two major road section in state, including Jammu-Akhnoor and Chenani-Sudhmahadev.
An official statement issued on Monday afternoon said the Jammu-Akhnoor section of National Highway 144A from 4th Tawi Bridge to Hanuman Chowk shall be upgraded to four lanes with paved shoulders under EPC mode. The project road is part of newly declared National Highway Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch. The length of this stretch is 30.097 kms. The project will cost about Rs 914.48 crore.
The Chenani-Sudhmahadev sec


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Provincial status for Ladakh, dialogue with separatists, Sharma told in Kargil

LEH: A number of delegations, including religious and political organizations, which met centre-appointed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma on Monday in the border town of Kargil, voiced for dialogue with separatists on Kashmir issue, and pressed for granting Provincial status for Ladakh region, besides a number of other demands.
Monday was Sharma's 2nd day of his maiden visit to Ladakh region after being appointed as an interlocutor for Kashmir in October last year by the Centre, to initiate a meaningful dialogue process with all stakeholders.
Official sources informed that several delegation