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Saturday, September 26, 20202 sisters killed after ambulance turns turtle in Qazigund

SRINAGAR: Two sisters were killed and two others injured when an ambulance turned turtle near Nipora Mir Bazaar area of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday.

An official said the ambulance, on way from Jammu to Srinagar (Registration No PB02/BY1387) was ferrying two COVID patients, Maryam Sheikh and Zareena Shiekh daughters of Ghulam Muhammad Shiekh of Sangra Bata Kishtwar whe


Saturday, September 26, 2020India feels absence of a PM with depth of Manmohan Singh: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: India feels the absence of a PM with the depth of Manmohan Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday as he wished the former prime minister on his birthday.

Singh, who headed the UPA coalition government between 2004 and 2014, turned 88 on Saturday.

“India feels the absence of a PM with the depth of Dr Manmohan Singh. His honesty, decency and dedication are a source of


Saturday, September 26, 2020#COVID-19 21 die, 1218 test +ve in J&K

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 21 more deaths due to Covid-19, pushing the total number of fatalities due to the deadly virus to 1084, while the Union Territory recorded 1218 positive cases on Wednesday, taking the overall tally of infections to 69,832.
Of 21 fresh fatalities, 11 died in Jammu region while 10 in kashmir region. Out of 11 deaths in Jammu region five deaths reported from di


Saturday, September 26, 2020Business community discover ‘anomaly’ in revival package, to approach LG Sinha

Jammu: Six days after widely welcoming a mega package for the revival of businesses and economy of Jammu and Kashmir of worth Rs 1352 crore, the representatives of different organinsations of trade and industries have decided to approach Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for the modification in the policy to make it more non-discriminatory.
Importantly, the 60 percent of package, amounting to Rs 9


Saturday, September 26, 2020Two Lashkar commanders killed in Anantnag gunfight

Four youth hurt in explosion

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police Thursday said that two top Lashkar commanders were killed Sirhama, Anantnag gunfight early morning on Friday.
“One of the slain has been identified as Abu Rehan from Pakistan, who was active since March 2019 and the second one has been identified as Adil Bhat, who was also Lashkar commander. Adil was involved in the attack on two policemen at Nowgam on August 1


Saturday, September 26, 2020LAHDC polls: Seek permission before organizing programmes, Apex body told


The administration in Ladakh has asked the apex body for 6th schedule to seek prior permission for organizing any gathering across Leh in view of the code of conduct.
Addressing a joint press conference, the leaders of the apex body in Leh, said that the authorities have directed them to get permission prior to organizing any gathering in view of the code of conduct enforced by the e


Saturday, September 26, 2020UGC asks Universities, Colleges to start new academic session 2020-21

Srinagar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered Universities and Colleges to commence classes for new academic session 2020-21 from November-01 for first year Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.
UGC also directed the Universities and Colleges to complete the admission process by October-31.
The new amended UGC guidelines reads, “The academic session 2020-21 may commence from 0


Saturday, September 26, 2020SIT set up to probe killing of Babar Qadri

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said that it has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the killing of advocate Babar Qadri, who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the summer capital, Srinagar, on Thursday.
“It is a top priority case for us… we have constituted an SIT, which will probe the killing of the advocate. The accused will be soon identified and brought


Saturday, September 26, 2020India not to discuss LAC dispute with China at UN

United Nation: India has said it would not discuss the ongoing border dispute with China over LAC at the United Nations and both sides are mature enough to deal with such issues bilaterally through the existing confidence building measures.
India's permanent representative to the UN, T S Tirumurti, told Sputnik that "Both sides have the maturity to deal these issues bilaterally through the exist


Saturday, September 26, 2020Weastern Disturbance to hit J&K today

Srinagar: The weatherman here has predicted light rainfall and stated that the Western Disturbance will hit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
A fresh western disturbance on Saturday will likely bring rain or snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, a Meteorological department official here said.
He added that very light rainfall would occur in plains while there is possibility of very light snowfall in high


Saturday, September 26, 2020Three youth prevented from joining ‘violent path’

Bandipora: Police on Friday claimed to have prevented three youth from joining the “violent path” in Sumbal area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district.
Police on its official Twitter handle informed that they prevented 3 youth of Sumbal area from taking the violent path.
“Parents are in particular requested to guide, counsel and be in touch of their children to prevent them from being misguided


Saturday, September 26, 2020Two killed, minor injured in Kathua

Jammu: Two persons were killed and a minor girl suffered injuries when a car they were travelling in met with an accident and plunged into a gorge on Bani-Basohli road in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Police here said that a car (JK08H-7881) met with accident near BDO Office in village Jandrali in which three persons were traveling.
Two persons namely Som Singh (55), son of Rattan Sing


Friday, September 25, 2020VC SKUAST- Jammu nominated as Member ICCR General Assembly

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 25: On the basis of eminence in the field of culture and education, Professor J. P. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu, has been nominated as a member to the General Assembly of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi.
Professor Sharma’s selection was confirmed in the meeting of ICCR Governing body held under the chairmanship of Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe,


Friday, September 25, 2020Action oriented approach towards developmental works fundamental aim of B2V3: Rohit Kansal

‘B2V, Jan Abhiyan missions of equitable development, to be institutionalized’

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 24: Principal Secretary Power Development & Information, departments, Rohit Kansal today reviewed the arrangements regarding the flagship "Back to Village-3 (B2V3) programme starting from 2nd October to 12th October, 2019 at Civil Secretariat here.
Commissioner Secretary GAD, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda, Secretary Pla


Friday, September 25, 2020Union Ministers of State lay e-foundation for Post Harvest Management Centre for Medicinal Plants at Bhaderwah, inaugurate AYUSH HWCs in J&K

Strenuous efforts being made to promote Ayurveda globally: Dr Jitender Singh

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 25: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh today laid e-foundation for Post Harvest Management Centre for Medicinal Plants in the premises of Institute of High Altitude Medicinal Plant under National Medicinal Plants Board, Mi


Friday, September 25, 2020 Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports 1218 new positive cases, 49557 recovered so far

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 25: The Government on Friday informed that 1218 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 642 from Jammu division and 576 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 69832. Also 21 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 11 from Jammu division and 10 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 1478 more COV


Friday, September 25, 2020DGP J&K rewards 25 CRPF personnel for excellent performance

Srinagar, September 25: Appreciating the excellent performance of CRPF personnel on counter-terror front, Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh has accorded the grant of Commendation Certificate Class-1 along with cash reward to twenty-five CRPF personnel.
As per the order issued by Police Headquarters, ASI/GD Nounihal Singh has been rewarded with a Commendation certificate class-1s


Friday, September 25, 2020Interventions being done to address industry issues: Advisor Sharma

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 25: - Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, K.K Sharma today said that the Government is aware of problems being faced by the local Industries in view of the ongoing pandemic and certain interventions like the recently announced package have been undertaken in order to relieve them of the distress.
The Advisor was interacting with the representatives of Industries of Jammu and K


Friday, September 25, 2020Advisor Baseer Khan reviews functioning of JKRLM

JKRLM has potential to change the rural economy: Advisor

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 24: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting to review the functioning of JK Rural Livelihood Mission (JKRLM) at SKICC here.
On the occasion the Advisor also released e-Coffee Table Book of JK Rural Livelihood Mission.
The meeting was also attended by Secretary Rural Development and Panchayat Department Sheetal Nanda, Mission Director JKRLM R


Friday, September 25, 2020Operation of 4 chemist shops suspended for violation of norms

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 25: Drug Controller J&K has suspended the operation of four Chemist firms in Bakshi Nagar area for committing breaches of the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 & rules.
Acting on the reports about some Chemist Shops situated near GMC, Bakshi Nagar indulging in unethical trade practises, J&K State Drugs Controller constituted a team of Drugs Control Officers under


Friday, September 25, 2020Power shutdown

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 25: Superintending Engineer (Distribution) JPDCL, O&M Circle, Kathua has informed that for pole erection and reconductoring of works under IPDS Scheme, the power supply to Bari-Brahmana Town, Dollian, Telli Basti and Birpur Complex Kartholi Industries will remain affected on September 27 from 8 am to 2 pm and also remain affected on September 29 and October 01 from 8 am to 1 pm


Friday, September 25, 2020Two stabbed near Charlie Hebdo's former offices in Paris; suspect arrested

Prime Minister Jean Castex had earlier said four people had been stabbed

Paris: At least two people were stabbed on Friday near the former offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris that was attacked by Islamist militants over five years ago, in an incident anti-terrorism police were investigating.

Paris police said one person had been arrested. France Info radio said a second suspect was also in custody.

Prime Minister Jean Castex had earlier said


Friday, September 25, 2020Two ISIS terrorists held in Pakistan’s Punjab province

The Daesh militants were picked up from Dera Ghazi Khan district

Lahore: Two Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists, who were planning an attack on vital installations in Pakistan’s Punjab province, have been arrested, police said on Friday.

The Daesh militants were picked up from Dera Ghazi Khan district, nearly 400 km from provincial capital Lahore, on Thursday, in an operation led by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD).

“The CTD team received credible inf


Friday, September 25, 2020Highly effective coronavirus antibodies identified, may lead to passive COVID-19 vaccine

The researchers noted that treating infectious diseases with antibodies has a long history

Berlin: Scientists have identified highly effective antibodies against the novel coronavirus, which they say can lead to the development of a passive vaccination for COVID-19.

Unlike in active vaccination, passive vaccination involves the administration of ready-made antibodies, which are degraded after some time.

However, the effect of a passive vaccination is almost immediate, whereas wit


Friday, September 25, 2020North Korea’s Kim Jong Un apologises over shooting of South Korean

North Korea’s United Front Department sent a letter to Moon Jae-in’s office a day after Seoul officials said North Korean soldiers killed a South Korean

Seoul: North Korea expressed regret on Friday that it shot dead a missing South Korean to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the South’s national security adviser said, amid a growing political and public backlash.

North Korea’s United Front Department, in charge of cross-border ties, sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s office a day after Seoul officials said North Korean sol


Friday, September 25, 2020Czechs Republic to acquire Israeli air defense system in USD 400-million deal

Prague : The Czech Republic wants to buy a new air defense system for its military from the Israeli government, the defence ministry said on Friday.

The Czechs want to acquire the SPYDER system, which is made by the Israeli state-run company Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Limited and is capable of providing protection against aircraft, helicopters, bombers, cruise missiles and other weapons.


Friday, September 25, 2020ED attaches Rana Kapoor’s London flat worth Rs 127 crore in money laundering case

The property was purchased by Kapoor in 2017 for Rs 93 crore, says ED official

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has issued a provisional attachment order under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to seize Rs 127-crore London flat of Yes Bank co-promoter Rana Kapoor in connection with a money laundering probe against him and others.

According to officials in the agency, the attachment order was issued for the property—Apartment 1, 77 Sou


Friday, September 25, 2020CBI registers FCRA violation case in Kerala govt’s Life Mission project, conducts searches

The opposition has alleged that there was corruption involved in the selection of the contractor by Red Crescent

New Delhi/Kochi: The CBI on Friday conducted searches at two locations in Kochi after registering a case of alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulations) Act in the Kerala government’s Life Mission project for providing houses for the poor, officials said.

The CBI has booked Santhosh Eapan of Unitac Builders, which bagged the contract of the project, and carried out searches at h


Friday, September 25, 2020CAG finds deficiencies in Gujarat mid-day meal implementation

Says there is higher reporting in respect of coverage of students under the scheme to the Centre

Gandhinagar: From incorrect data about beneficiary students to non-utilisation of kitchen equipment, the CAG has found a host of gaps in implementation of the Centrally-sponsored mid-day meal scheme in Gujarat.

In its report tabled in the Assembly here on Friday, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) noted that "there was higher reporting in respect of coverage of students to the


Friday, September 25, 2020India's COVID-19 recoveries close to 48 lakh

Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 17,000 new recoveries

New Delhi: India's total COVID-19 recoveries have surged to over 47.5 lakh with 10 states and union territories including Maharashtra, Delhi and West Bengal accounting for 73 per cent of the new recovered cases, the Union health ministry said on Friday.

A total of 81,177 patients have recuperated from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 47,56,164 and pushing the recov


Friday, September 25, 2020PM Modi, Japan’s Suga Yoshihide speak over phone; agree to boost ties

Outgoing Japanese PM Shinzo Abe had held a digital bilateral summit with Modi as a mark of deep friendship before demitting office

New Delhi: In a signal of close bilateral ties between India and Japan, PM Narendra Modi had a phone call on Friday with Japan’s new Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide.

Outgoing Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, in a special gesture, held a digital bilateral summit with Modi as a mark of deep friendship before demitting office due to ill-health. That the new Japanese PM puts India high up on his dialing list


Friday, September 25, 2020DGP J&K sanctions Meritorious Scholarship/Scholarship of over Rs. 1.35 lakhs for 16 Police Wards

SRINAGAR, September 25: Continuing with its endeavour to boost the morale and assist the wards of Police personnel, Director-General of Police, J&K Shri Dilbag Singh has sanctioned meritorious scholarship in favour of six wards of serving police personnel. He also sanctioned scholarship in favour of ten wards of SPOs who laid down their lives in violence/militancy related incidents in the J&K.


Friday, September 25, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 4,99,812 stranded JK residents; 3,59,520 via Lakhanpur, 1,40,292 through special trains

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 25: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 4,99,812 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has


Friday, September 25, 2020Jammu & Kashmir Health Warriors claims settled under ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19’

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 25: Jammu & Kashmir Government like other States/UT’s is fighting COVID-19 pandemic with grit and determination. And health workers are at the forefront of this fight.
So far seven of the health workers, while on duty, contracted the virus and lost their precious life while fighting against this dreaded virus. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Government of India under the


Friday, September 25, 2020Delegation of Department of Bio Resources calls on Asgar Samoon

Proposes introduction of Bio Resources as a separate subject at +2 level

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 25: A delegation of Department of Bio Resources comprising faculty and students under the leadership of Head of Department of Bio Resources, Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Mir today called on Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development Department, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon.
The delegation submitted a comprehensive proposal regarding introduction of Bio Resources at +2 lev


Friday, September 25, 2020Commissioner Secretary I&C visits Bemina Woollen Mills

Emphasizes introduction of new product ranges, strengthening of marketing networks

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 25: Commissioner Secretary Industries & Commerce, M K Dwivedi, today visited Government Woollen Mills Bemina and took stock of ongoing works there being undertaken under the World Bank funded Jehlum Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP).
Managing Director JKI, Sanjay Handoo briefed the Commissioner Secretary that new machinery is being procured to replace those which had been


Friday, September 25, 2020Deputation of specially abled persons calls on Advisor Khan; submits memorandum of demands

Advisor Khan assures redressal of all genuine issues of visiting deputation

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 25: A deputation of specially abled persons today called on Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan at Civil Secretariat here and discussed the problems faced by these people and sought Advisor’s intervention for the redressal of the same.
The five-member deputation was led by Chairman Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline, Javed Ahmad Tak who put forth the grievances,


Friday, September 25, 2020Narcotic drug peddler arrested By Bandipora Police, contraband substance recovered

Bandipora 25 SEP: Bandipora police continuing its drive against the menace of drugs arrested a drug peddler in Shadipora Sumbal.

Acting on a reliable information police party of police station Sumbal led by SHO PS-Sumbal arrested one person namely Bilal Ahmad Rather R/o Waskura Ganderbal during a Naka at Shadipora Sumbal and recovered 73 Bottles of psychotropic substance Codeine Phosphate fro


Friday, September 25, 2020BJP slams Farooq Abdullah for his ’Chinese Rule’ remark

JAMMU: Vibodh Gupta, slammed Farooq Abdulah for his highly derogatory remarks and said that he is wearing communal glasses, can't see beyond power politics.
BJP General Secretary & former MLC Adv. Vibodh Gupta accompanied by BJP Secretary Arvind Gupta and BJP Media Incharge Dr. Pardeep Mahotra slammed Farooq and asked him to quit as Member of Parliament (MP) over his China remark at party headqu


Friday, September 25, 2020BJP remembers Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay on his birth Anniversary

JAMMU: On the birth anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyay, senior J&K BJP leaders paid rich tributes to one of its founding father across the Jammu & Kashmir in booth level programmes in all the Assembly Constituencies and districts.

Main programme in this regard was organized at BJP headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu which was led by J&K BJP President Ravinder Raina. Former BJP President Ashok Kh


Friday, September 25, 2020Altaf Bukhari condoles demise of mother-in-law of Party leader Abdul Rashid Bhat

arty leadership expresses solidarity with bereaved family

SRINAGAR, September 25: Apni Party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Friday expressed deep shock and grief over the demise ofmother-in-law of party leader Abdul Rashid Bhat.

In a condolence message issued here, Bukhari expressed solidarity with the bereaved family including Sheikh Mukhtar of Branwari-Kupwara (son of the deceased) and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.



Friday, September 25, 2020Police ASI injured in Sopore road accident, shifted to SKIMS Soura

JAMMU: An assistant sub-inspector of Jammu and Kashmir Police was injured in a road accident in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Reports said the police officer, identified as ASI Ghulam Nabi Hajam, was seriously injured after a speedy vehicle hit his four-wheeler in the Model town area near Bypass road.

He was taken to sub district hospital Sopore where doctors referred h


Friday, September 25, 2020DGP sanctions certificates, cash reward for 25 CRPF personnel for CT operations

Srinagar, Sep 25: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh has sanctioned commendation certificate Class Ist alongwith cash reward in favour of 25 personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for showing excellent presence of mine and Counter Terrorist (CT) operations in the Kashmir valley, a police spokesman said on Friday.

He said Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Nounihal Singh, Head


Friday, September 25, 2020Situation gets alarming; COVID claims 22 more deaths in J&K

Toll near 300-mark in Jmu, crosses 800 in Srinagar

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 22 more deaths due to Covid-19, pushing the total number of fatalities due to the deadly virus to 1084, while the Union Territory recorded 1104 positive cases on Thursday, taking the overall tally of infections to 68,614.
Of the latest 22 fatalities, 14 deaths were reported in Jammu region and 8 in Kashmir region.
The 14 fresh fatalities in Jammu region ha


Friday, September 25, 2020Release Mehbooba, others: Soz

Srinagar: Demanding release of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and others, senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz on Thursday said there was no justification in jailing dozens of mainstream leaders for no fault of theirs.
It would be well advised to release Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba who has been incarcerated illegally, said the former union minister Soz in a state


Friday, September 25, 2020BRO-made 43 bridges inauguration postponed due to state mourning

New Delhi: In the wake of state mourning due to demise of Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi, the government on Thursday postponed the inauguration of 43 bridges made by the Border Road Organisations across 7 states and Union Territories.
The minister died due to Covid-19 at AIIMS in Delhi on Wednesday.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was to inaugurate them through video conference at


Friday, September 25, 2020Second accused in rifle snatching case arrested in Pulwama

Srinagar: Police claimed to have arrested second accused in rifle snatching case from a guard of Jammu and Kashmir Bank (JKB) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama last week, a police spokesman said on Thursday.
He said a 12 Bore rifle was snatched from a guard of JKB at Dadsar branch in Pulwama last week by two masked persons.
A case was registered and investigation taken up, he said adding wit


Friday, September 25, 2020India’s Covid-19 recovery rate at 81.55%

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload raced past 57 lakh, while over 46 lakh people have recovered from the disease pushing the national recovery rate to 81.55 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 57,32,518 with 86,508 people testing positive in a day while the death toll climbed to 91,149 with 1,129 people succumbing to


Friday, September 25, 2020Pak has no legal basis to convert Gilgit-Baltistan region as 5th province: India

New Delhi: India on Thursday said that Pakistan has no legal basis to convert Pakistan-occupied Kashmir's Gilgit-Baltistan region as its fifth province and the action will be "void ab initio".
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava in response to a question said, "Any action by Pakistan to alter the status of the militarily occupied so-called “Gilgit-Baltistan” has no


Thursday, September 24, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 4,94,566 stranded JK residents; 3,54,274 via Lakhanpur, 1,40,292 through special trains

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 24: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 4,94,566 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.

As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration


Thursday, September 24, 202024x7 COVID-19 Helplines receive more than 500 Calls in last two days

Also 5156 outgoing calls made to COVID positive cases in Home Isolation.

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 24: In order to instill confidence and alley the fear among general public particularly the home isolated positive patients of district Jammu, Department of Health and Medical Education J&K has established a 10 seater dedicated Call Centre on 22nd September 2020 for active calling with the availability of doctors for medical tele-consultation which functions from 8 AM to 8 PM d


Thursday, September 24, 2020Navin Choudhary visits SKUAST-J, urges scientists to focus on socio-economic uplift of farmers

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 24: Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary today visited SKUAST-Jammu and reviewed various activities being carried out in the university.
He urged the scientists to evolve innovations in the farming sector to help the farmers in increasing their income and to meet the goals of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
The Principal Secretary advised authoritie


Thursday, September 24, 2020Reduce the gap between Industries and Institutes: Dr Samoon

Takes stock of preparedness of centrally sponsored STRIVE project

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 24: Principal Secretary School Education and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today said that Skill Development Institutions needs recalibration with the Industrial requirements.
The Principal Secretary made these remarks while chairing the meeting of UT screening committee for ‘Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE)' project.
Sajad Hussain


Thursday, September 24, 2020Vikas Kundal inspects development works being executed by JKPCC

SRINAGAR, September 24- Managing Director Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), Vikas Kundal, today inspected various ongoing works being executed by the Corporation.
Chief Engineer JKPCC, ND Khawaja and Superintending Engineer JKPCC, Showkat Ahmad Dar accompanied the Managing Director.
Managing Director inspected several ongoing development works being done in the LD H


Thursday, September 24, 2020Positive patients in GMC-AHs being provided treatment as per Covid protocol

Oxygen supply, provision of ventilators ensured; medicos performing duties as per roaster

JAMMU SEPTEMBER 24: Principal Government Medical College and Hospital, Dr Nasib Chand Dingra, today said that the positive patients in the GMC and Associated Hospitals are being taken care of strictly as per the Covid treatment protocol.
The Principal informed that GMC has total 115 patients, of which 30 are in isolation ward, 14 are in CCU, 34 are in ward no 3 and 37 in ward no 7.
He said


Thursday, September 24, 2020Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports 1104 new positive cases, 48079 recovered so far

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 24: The Government on Thursday informed that 1104 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 624 from Jammu division and 480 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 68614. Also 22 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 14 from Jammu division and 08 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 1549 more C


Thursday, September 24, 2020Trump declines to commit to peaceful transfer of power; says election will end up at Supreme Court

President trails Joe Biden in national opinion polls

Washington: US President Donald Trump declined on Wednesday to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November 3 election to Democratic rival Joe Biden and said he expected the election battle to end up before the Supreme Court.

“We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump, a Republican, told reporters at the White House when asked whether he would commit to transferring po


Thursday, September 24, 2020Rishi Sunak unveils new wage top-up scheme to save COVID-hit jobs in UK

Nearly three million workers are currently on partial or full furlough leave, as per a media report

London: UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Thursday unveiled a new COVID-19 emergency Jobs Support Scheme, which will see the government top-up wages of workers covering up to two-thirds of their hours for the next six months.

In a statement to the House of Commons on his “Winter Economy Plan”, the Indian-origin finance minister reiterated his past message that he may not be able to protect every jo


Thursday, September 24, 2020Man paraglides with bed, takes nap mid-air; watch scary stunt

The video has 2.3 lakh views and about 7,800 likes

Chandigarh: A paraglider has caught people's attention by soaring high up in the sky on a sofa.

Hasan Kaval has created a huge buzz on the Internet with his daring stunt. He was airborne while sitting on a bed.

Can you believe that!

Kaval posted the clip on his YouTube channel. The bed is attached to a parachute supported by a harness. The bed also has two cabinets and one table lamp att


Thursday, September 24, 2020The name's Bond, seriously: 007's namesake found in Polish Cold War archives

Warsaw: Poles were left shaken and stirred by news that a suspected British agent called James Bond was on Her Majesty's secret service in the country in the 1960s, after the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) posted about him on social media.

According to the institute's archive James Bond came to Poland on February 18, 1964, and was officially employed as an archivist for the British Em


Thursday, September 24, 2020Two police officers shot after Louisville cops cleared in Breonna Taylor death

Grand jury ruling decried by civil rights activists as miscarriage of justice

Louisville (Kentucky): Two police officers were shot and wounded late on Wednesday in Louisville, Kentucky, during protests of a grand jury ruling decried by civil rights activists as a miscarriage of justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor in March.

The grand jury decided that none of the three white officers involved in the deadly police raid on Taylor's apartment would be cha


Thursday, September 24, 2020Health & ME Department refutes news report

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 24: Government Medical College Jammu has rebutted a news report which was telecasted on a private news channel that COVID-19 and non Covid patients have been kept in the same wards for treatment by Hospital administration.
Terming the new story baseless and concocted, the department has clarified that Principal GMC Jammu said that the patients are immediately segregated after


Thursday, September 24, 2020Will declare Class-12 compartment exam results by Oct 10, CBSE tells SC

UGC says admission process will end by Oct 31; students will get enough time to apply for college admissions

New Delhi: Ending uncertainty over future of students appearing in Class 12 compartmental examinations, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will declare the results by October 10, giving enough time to them to apply for college admissions.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) -- which was earlier restrained from releasing it's academic c


Thursday, September 24, 2020Cops deployed outside Deepika Padukone's residence

Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash was summoned to join the investigation

Mumbai: Police personnel have been deployed outside the residence of Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who is expected to arrive here from Goa on Thursday ahead of her appearance before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), an official said.

The NCB, which is probing an alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus, has summoned Padukone on Friday to record her statement.

A team from the Dadar police station


Thursday, September 24, 2020Advisor Baseer Khan directs for coordinated efforts for seeking UNESCO Heritage Tag for Mughal Gardens

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 24: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting here to review the preparation of the nomination dossier for listing Mughal Gardens as UNESCO heritage sites.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Department of Tourism, Commissioner Secretary Department of Floriculture, Director, Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Cor


Thursday, September 24, 2020Rail roko agitation to severely affect movement of essential items, foodgrains: Railways

New Delhi: The railways on Thursday said the ‘rail roko’ agitation in Punjab over farm Bills will severely impact loading of foodgrains and other essential goods as well as movement of passengers travelling on special trains, mostly on an urgent basis.

Farmers in Punjab on Thursday began their three-day ‘rail roko’ agitation to protest against the three farm Bills while the Ferozepur railway d


Thursday, September 24, 2020Woman murdered for refusing to convert in UP: Police

Sonbhadra (UP): A 23-year-old woman was murdered as she allegedly refused to convert after marriage, police said here on Thursday.

Police have arrested her husband and one other person in this regard.

SP Ashish Srivastava said the woman’s beheaded body was found in a forest area near Preet Nagar under the Chopan police station area on Monday.

Police tried to know her identity through soc


Thursday, September 24, 2020Power shutdown

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 24: According to the Power Controller, Kashmir Province, shutdown of 33 KV Lissar Dooru line feeding Receiving Stations Dooru, Hillar and Dooru Nawgam shall be taken on September 24 from 9 am to 5 pm, as the ground clearance of the said line has got reduced below prescribed standards at many places.
In order to carry out branch cutting and stabilization of the said line, th


Thursday, September 24, 2020Jharkhand new hotspot of illicit opium cultivation: NCB

The contraband produced there is high in demand in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and western UP

New Delhi: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has claimed that Jharkhand has become a major hotspot in the country for illicit cultivation of opium and the contraband produced in the tribal state has been in high demand in states like Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and western parts of Uttar Pradesh.

A senior NCB official said high quality opium illicitly cultivated in Jharkhand has been finding n


Thursday, September 24, 2020Jan Abhiyan: DDC Ramban reviews developmental scenario of Pogal- Paristan, listens to the people’s issues at Ukhral

RAMBAN, SEPTEMBER 24: District Development Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan presided over the Jan- Abhiyan outreach programme at Block headquarter Ukhral of Tehsil Pogal-Paristan on the occasion of Block Diwas. He listened to grievances and problems of the people and redressed many of them on the spot.
The programme witnessed active participation of public where PRIs and general masses of various su


Thursday, September 24, 2020Kishtwar: Sourab Bhagat presents sanction letters to 476 Ladli Beti scheme beneficiaries

542 DCs, 707 job cards others services provided at Chatroo

KISHTWAR, SEPTEMBER 24: Commissioner /Secretary Labour and Employment Department, Sourab Bhagat presented sanction letters to 476 Ladli Beti scheme beneficiaries here during an Adhikar Camp held at Chatroo in connection with the Block Diwas.
The Secretary also handed over educational assistance to 37 beneficiaries of Labour Department, Labour Cards to 707 workers, and Domicile Certificates to


Thursday, September 24, 2020Atal Dulloo reviews preparedness to prevent unnecessary deaths in hospitals

Asks the concerned to follow treatment protocol properly

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 24: Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, today convened a meeting to review the preparedness of hospitals to prevent the unnecessary deaths.
Principal GMC, HOD Medicine, HOD Anesthesia, HOD Chest Diseases and other officers of concerned department were present in the meeting.
Financial Commissioner sought information from the senior officers regar


Thursday, September 24, 2020J&K Women's Football captain calls on Advisor Khan

Felicitates Kuldeep Handoo for being first Dronacharya Awardee from J&K

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 24: Captain of J&K Women's Football team, Afsha Ashiq today called on Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan here and discussed various issues related to the sports developmental programmes and other related activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
Afsha Ashiq gave feedback to the Advisor about the scenario of infrastructure for football game for women and coaching facilities


Thursday, September 24, 2020Advisor Baseer Khan reviews winter preparedness of PDD

“Reduce unscheduled power cuts, maintain buffer stocks, intensify inspections to meet eventuality during winters”

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 24: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting to review the preparedness of Power Development Department with regard to power supply for the upcoming winter season in Kashmir Division.
During the meeting, the Advisor directed the officers to prepare a comprehensive contingency plan in order to meet the winter requirements which witnesses a heav


Thursday, September 24, 2020Advisor Khan takes stock of facilities for devotees at several Srinagar shrines

Visits shrines of Syed Yaqoob Sahib (RA), Asim Shah (RA)-Qasim Shah (RA)

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 24: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today visited the shrines of Sufi Saints, Hazrat Mir Syed Yaqoob Sahib (RA) at Sonawar and Asim Shah (RA) and Qasim Shah (RA) at Cheshma Shahi here.
Advisor Khan was accompanied by other officials of the Wakf board.
During his visit, Advisor Khan took stock of the facilities available at the shrines while taking a round of th


Thursday, September 24, 2020Looking forward for virtual meet with Rajapaksha: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that he was looking forward to a virtual meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa aimed at strengthening ties between the two neighbours.

Slated for September 26, it will be the first meeting between Mr Modi and Mr Rajapaksha after the change of government in the island nation. 'Thank you, PresRajapaksa! I too lo


Thursday, September 24, 2020Salman Khurshid, Prashant Bhushan named in Delhi riots charge sheet's disclosure statements

NEW DELHI, SEP 24: From politicians to lawyers and activists, names of various prominent personalities have come up in the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in the Delhi riots case. This includes the name of Congress leader Salman Khurshid and advocate Prashant Bhushan.

Their names have come up in the disclosure statement of the former Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan and one accused Khal


Thursday, September 24, 2020Minor girl sustains critical injuries in Handwara road accident

SRINAGAR: A minor girl sustained critical injuries after hit by a car at Kulangam area of Handwara in north-Kashmir's Kupwara district on Thursday afternoon.

Reports said that the incident happened after a 9-year-old girl identified as Humaira Jan daughter of Fayaz Ahmad Peer, a resident of Cheepora Lolab was hit by an i20 Car near Kulangam area of the district.

In the incident, the girl re


Thursday, September 24, 2020Apni Party demands withdrawal of alleged anti-people order on Mughal Road

Srinagar, Sep 24: Demanding withdrawal of 'anti-people' order about historic Mughal road, Apni Party (AP) on Thursday alleged it seems that there are some officers in J&K administration who are hell-bent on drawing sadistic pleasure from inflicting more miseries on the people.
Vice president Zaffar Iqbal Manhas on Thursday ridiculed the government’s conditional order on partial reopening of Mugh


Thursday, September 24, 2020Farms bills Kissan friendly: BJP

JAMMU: Agriculture bills brought by Union Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recently passed by both the Houses, will enable Farmers to have freedom for direct marketing of their produce and hence get better prices. Bills will also accelerate agricultural growth through private sector investment, create employment opportunities and strengthen the economy, said BJP.

This was stressed b


Thursday, September 24, 2020Class 12 compartment exams results by Oct 10: CBSE to SC

New Delhi, Sep 24: The CBSE informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that it will declare the results of class 12th compartment exams on or before October 10 keeping in mind the students'' interest.

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar was also informed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) that it will commence the academic calender for undergraduate courses from October 31 and by that


Thursday, September 24, 2020"Govt has made torture easier": Priyanka on Labor Bills

Lucknow, Sep 24: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday took a jibe at the three Labor Reform Bills approved in the Parliament.

In a tweet, Ms Vadra said, "This difficult time demands that nobody loses their job and that everyone's livelihood is protected. Take a look at the BJP government's priority. The BJP government has now brought such a law through which it has beco


Thursday, September 24, 2020CRPF man succumbs to injuries during militant attack in Budgam

Srinagar: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man succumbed to injuries sustained after militants attacked the force in Budgam district in central Kashmir on Thursday morning, officials said.

The militants attacked a CRPF party in Kaisermulla area at Chadoora, officials said.

The injured CRPF man was shifted to the hospital for treatment after he was injured in the attack.

The area has


Thursday, September 24, 2020LG condemns killing of BDC member in Kashmir

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha strongly condemned the killing of a block development council member in central Kashmir's Budgman district, an official spokesperson said.

Bhupinder Singh, a member of the block development council of Khag block in the district, succumbed to his injuries after being shot at by terrorists in the Khag area on Wednesday.

The Lt governor


Thursday, September 24, 2020Day 122: J&K airports receive 30 domestic flights with 3,549 passengers aboard

Srinagar: On day 122 of resumption of routine domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 30 domestic flights with 3,549 passengers on board today arrived at Jammu and Srinagar Airports.

A total of 1368 passengers aboard 12 regular commercial flights arrived at the Jammu Airport while 18 domestic flights with about 2181 passengers aboard landed at Srinagar Airport today.

Pertinently, Jammu Ai


Thursday, September 24, 2020Will encourage actual developmental initiatives says LG at ‘Jan Abhiyan’

‘Govt committed to implement 73rd, 74 amendments’

JAMMU: Asserting that ‘Jan Abhiyan’ is a mechanism to ensure on-spot redressal of public grievances, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said that it is a step towards bringing governance to People's doorstep for efficient Public Service Delivery.
Addressing a public gathering in Akhnoor while taking part in the ongoing ‘Jan Abhiyan’ at Akhnoor, reiterated the commitment of the governm


Thursday, September 24, 2020COVID-19: J&K records 1249 cases; 20 deaths take toll 1062

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 20 more deaths due to Covid-19, pushing the total number of fatalities due to the deadly virus to 1062, while the Union Territory recorded 1249 positive cases on Wednesday, taking the overall tally of infections to 67,510.
Of the latest 20 fatalities, 16 deaths were reported in Jammu and four in the Valley. In Jammu region, three deaths were reported from di


Thursday, September 24, 2020Dozen localities declared as 'red zones'

Jammu: Authorities in Jammu on Wednesday declared over a dozen localities as 'red zones' and announced a strict lockdown except for essential services and tight perimeter control around those as the region witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases.
According to an official order, it would be mandatory for people residing in containment zones to get themselves tested and any refusal in this regard w


Thursday, September 24, 2020LOCKDOWN BLUES: NCW receives 55 complaints of Domestic Violence from J&K

Jammu: The National Commission of Women (NCW) has received 55 complaints of domestic violence from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir during the lockdown period, which was imposed in the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic.
Credible sources told The News Now, these 55 complaints were received between March-when lockdown imposed and till September 20, 2020.
“The 55 women from differen


Thursday, September 24, 2020BDC member shot dead by militants in Budgam

Srinagar: A block development council member was shot dead by militants on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district, police said.
Bhupinder Singh, a member of the block development council of Khag block in Budgam district, was shot at by the ultras in his ancestral village Dalwash at 1945 hours, a police official said.
He died on the spot.
The police official said Singh, who was given


Thursday, September 24, 2020SC recues traders facing 200 pc customs duty on imports from Pak post-Pulwama attack

New Delhi; The Supreme Court on Wednesday came to the rescue of certain traders who were asked to pay enhanced custom duty of 200 per cent on imported goods from Pakistan due to sudden increase in the tariff by the Centre following the 2019 Pulwama terror attack and ordered that they will have to pay the duty under the older tariff.
The top court dismissed the appeal of the Centre against a Punj


Thursday, September 24, 2020Azad meets President

New Delhi: Congress MP and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad met President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday evening amid growing dissent over passage of farm bills passed by Parliament.
Azad met the President and handed over a memorandum, urging him to not give his assent to the farm bills cleared by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
“There was no division of votes, no voice voting. C


Thursday, September 24, 2020Militants target SF’s Vehicle

Srinagar: Militants opened fire on vehicle carrying security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, police said.
There were no casualties in the incident, they said.
The militants opened fire on the security forces' vehicle at Chatpora in Pulwama around noon, a police official said.
They fled from the spot after the firing, the official said.


Thursday, September 24, 2020RS adjourned sine dine

New Delhi; The Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday, leading to the closure of the Monsoon session, which was scheduled to go on till October 1, over COVID-19 pandemic concerns.
Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs, V Muraleedharan read out the recommendation for the adjournment of the house."We are concluding the 252nd session of the Rajya Sabha today, this session has b


Thursday, September 24, 2020Pakistan breaches truce agreement

Jammu: Continuing its nefarious activities, Pakistan on Wednesday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.
The Pakistani Army resorted to heavy shelling terrorising the rural areas bordering the Line of Control.
The Pakistani troops targeted the Indian Army's posts as well as the residential areas with mortars in Mankot, Kasba, Kerni and Shahpur sectors of the dist


Thursday, September 24, 2020MoS Railways Suresh Angadi dies of Covid-19

New Delhi: Minister of State for Railways Suresh Chennabasappa Angadi on Wednesday became the first union minister to die of Coronavirus complications at AIIMS Hospital here where he was being treated, hospital sources said.
He was 65. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
He was found to be Covid positive on September 11 and was undergoing treatment at AIIMS.
Sources said that he brea


Thursday, September 24, 20203 KAS transferred

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday ordered transfer of three Kashmir Administrative Service officers besides present Administrator, Auqaf Islamia Jammu, in the interest of administration.
As per separate orders, Pankaj Gupta (KAS), Officer on Special Duty with Advisor (S) to the Lieutenant Governor, has been transferred and shall await further orders of adjustment in the Genera


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Power shutdown

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 23: Superintending Engineer (Distribution) JPDCL, O&M Circle, Kathua has informed that for shifting of electrical utilities coming under widening of road at from Palli to Nagri, the power supply to Nagri, Nagri Industry, Saidpur, Jakhbar Old and Jarmal Airwan area will remain affected on September 24 and 26 from 9 am to 1 pm.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Working of E Plant Clinics reviewed

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 23: Joint Director Agriculture (Extension), B. K. Chandan today visited R.S. Pura and Samba areas to assess the working of E Plant clinics. He was accompanied by Programme Leader, CABI, South Asia Dr. Vinod Pandit and In charge Plant Health Clinic Jammu, Arun Khajuria during the visit.
The visiting team of officers took stock of functioning of E Plant Clinics at R.S Pura, Arni


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Block Divas witnesses enthusiastic public response across Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER-23:- The second Block Diwas witnessed enthusiastic participation of the people across all block head quarters of District Udhampur. The public and PRIs projected their demands, while BDC Chairpersons presided over the function held under the supervision of the designated nodal officers.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nagendra Singh Jamwal also visited Blocks Sewna, Narsoo,


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Govt. committed to provide best healthcare facilities in times of COVID-19: Advisor Bhatnagar

Pays emergency visit to GMC Jammu, inspects COVID wards, other facilities

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 23- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today paid an emergency visit to Govt. Medical College (GMC) here and took stock of medical facilities available there in view of ongoing pandemic COVID-19 besides inspected COVID wards and other infrastructure.
The Advisor was accompanied by Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dullo, Principal, GMC Jam


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Div Com reviews progress on Z- MORH/ Zoji La tunnels

Stresses on speedy tunnel excavation, bridge, approach road constructions

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 23: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today chaired a quarterly meeting to review pace and progress made on Z- Morh and Zoji La tunnels connecting Kashmir with the Ladakh UT.
During meeting, the Div Com emphasized on work on all projects is sustained in full swing for speedy completion of all works and targets are achieved within the stipulated time frame.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Power shutdown

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 23: According to the Power Controller, Kashmir Province, in order to carry out branch cutting and stabilization of 33 KV Gopalpora Pahalgam line, the power supply to the areas fed from the said line and falling under Receiving Stations Hutmurrah, Salia, Sallar, Ashmuqam and Pahalgam shall remain affected on September 24 from 10 am to 5 pm.
The power supply to the areas fed fr


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Medical Camp organised at Zewan

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 23: The Commandant 3rd Bn. In collaboration with Directorate of ISM J&K today organised a Medical Camp at Zewan here.
The camp was organised to aware the police personnel of way and means to boost immunity to fight the Covid-19 Pandemic
On the occasion, several experts including Incharge Ayush immune Booster Dr Syed Abdul Shakoor, Ayuredic Expert Dr Runi Tabasum, Unani Exper


Wednesday, September 23, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 4,88,924 stranded JK residents; 3,49,780 via Lakhanpur, 1,39,144 through special trains

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 23: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 4,88,924 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Former MLC, Chairman, Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC),Members of Unaided CBSE Schools associations call on Lt Governor

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 23: Former MLC and members of Association of Unaided CBSE Schools called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here today at Raj Bhavan and sought his intervention for early redressal of their concerning issues.
Sh. Ramesh Arora, former MLC met the Lt Governor and projected issues and demands including heritage status for Vikram Chowk and Railway Station RS Pura; issue of PoJK Ref


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Jan Abhiyan: Sourabh Bhagat inaugurates library at High School Drabshalla

KISHTWAR, SEPTEMBER 23: Commissioner/Secretary Labour and Employment Department, Sourabh Bhagat, the other day inaugurated a newly established library here at High School Drabshalla.
The Secretary is on a two day tour of Kishtwar to participate in Block Divas and review the developmental Works as the Secretary Incharge of the District.
On the first day of his tour, he inaugurated the library


Wednesday, September 23, 2020DM Jammu declares various areas of district as Containment/ Red zones

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 23: In view of situation emerging due to spike in Covid-19 cases, District Magistrate Jammu, Sushma Chauhan today declared various localities of the District as containment/ Red zones.
As per order issued by District Magistrate Jammu, Muthi Gaon, near Matador Stand and Purkhoo Camp, North falling under Police Station Domana, Rajpura and Lane No. 06, near Government School New


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Advisor Bhatnagar visits Border Block Ramgrah on Block Diwas

Participates in Jan Sunwai Abhiyan

SAMBA, SEPTEMBER 23- As part of the ongoing public outreach programme 'Jan Abhiyan' Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today visited Block Ramgarh at International Border and attended the Block Diwas here.
Deputy Commissioner Samba, Rohit Khajuria, SSP Samba, ACD Samba, Block Development Council Chairpersons, PRI representatives, district and sectoral level officers of all the


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Advisor Khan to meet people at Srinagar on September 24

People asked to seek prior appointment on designated number

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 23: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan will meet the Public at Lieutenant Governor's Grievance Cell Church Lane here on September 24 (Thursday) from 10.30 am onwards.
It is further informed that the deputations, delegations, individuals or other people who want to meet the Advisor have to seek a prior appointment from his office on phone number 9622749350.
All such


Wednesday, September 23, 2020B2V, Jan Abiyaan synonymous with public good & welfare: Rohit Kansal

Visits Tral, AIIMS Awantipora, meets deputations

PULWAMA, SEPTEMBER 23: Principal Secretary Power Development and Information, Rohit Kasnal today said that the Back to village is synonymous with public good and welfare and it has added new dimensions to the Jammu and Kashmir Government’s governance model.
Kansal was interacting with Panchayat representatives and locals here at the second Block Divas Day in Tral and Awantipura.
He said that


Wednesday, September 23, 2020B2V3: Lt Governor reviews ongoing ‘Jan Abhiyan’ at Akhnoor

‘Jan Abhiyan a mechanism to ensure on-spot redressal of public grievances, a step towards bringing governance to the doorstep of public’: Lt Governor

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 23: “Jan Abhiyan is a mechanism to ensure on-spot redressal of public grievances. It is a step towards bringing governance to People's doorstep for efficient Public Service Delivery”, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha made these remarks while addressing a public gathering in Akhnoor today.
The Lt Governor took part in the ongoing ‘Jan Abhiyan’ at Akhnoor and interacted with the p


Wednesday, September 23, 202014 states, UTs have higher tests per million, lower positivity than national average: Centre

New Delhi, Sep 23: India's total tests for detection of COVID-19 has reached over 6.6 crore and tests per million have risen to 48,028 as on date with the national cumulative positivity rate being recorded at 8.52 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.

The country's testing capacity has surged to more than 12 lakh tests daily. Up to September 22, a total of 6,62,79,462 samples


Wednesday, September 23, 202065-year-old man critically injured in bear attack in Handwara

Srinagar: A 65-year-old man was critically injured in an attack by a bear in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday morning.

An official identified the injured as Wali Mohammad Sheikh son of Habibullah Sheikh of Dolipora village in Tehsil Villgam of the district.

The sexagenarian was outside his home when the bear attacked him during the wee hours today, the official said.



Wednesday, September 23, 2020Ankita Raina enters 2nd round of French Open qualifiers

PARIS: India's Ankita Raina earned a hard-fought win against Jovana Jovic of Serbia to progress to the second round of the French Open qualifiers.

On Tuesday, Ankita defeated Jovana 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in match that lasted two hours and 47 minutes. The 27-year-old will next take on Japan's Kurumi Nara, seeded 22nd.

Ankita, who is India's top-ranked woman tennis player, has not gone beyond the sec


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Fire breaks out in Awantipora police station

SRINAGAR, SEP 23: Fire emerged in one of the barrack buildings in the premises of Police station Awantipora on Wednesday.

As per police statement, fire was controlled immediately within 20 minutes by police and firemen. "The incident led to partial damage in the first floor and roof of the barrack building."

No one was injured in the incident & the cause of fire incident apparently seems to


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Turkish President Erdogan's remarks on J&K at UNGA 'completely unacceptable': India

JAMMU: India has termed as “completely unacceptable” references to Jammu and Kashmir by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his address to the high-level debate at the UN General Assembly, saying Ankara should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations and reflect on its own policies more deeply.

“We have seen remarks by President of Turkey on Indian UT (Union Territory) of Ja


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Govt to examine SHG Engrs issue

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday constituted a committee to examine issues pertaining to a scheme of the self-help groups (SHGs) of engineers working on various developmental works in the union territory.
The committee will examine all the aspects of SHGs of the engineers' scheme in detail, including the background of its creation, an official order said.
The decision was


Wednesday, September 23, 20203 dead, 4 injured in Doda mishap

Jammu: Three persons were killed and four injured when a vehicle they were traveling in met with an accident late on Tuesday evening in Kashtigahr area of Doda district.
Police here said that at about 2045 hours on Tuesday one Tata Mobile vehicle ((JK06A-6728) met with an accident near Chuchatter Nalla at Chalai Mandir area of Kastigarh.
Police said that the vehicle was on way from Kastigarh to


Wednesday, September 23, 2020DySP reshuffle order modified

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police Headquarters on Tuesday ordered transfer and posting of 17 Deputy Superintendents of Police. As per order number 2591 of 2020, dated 22-09-2020, 12 DySsP have been transferred under modified order while five others also shifted and posted to new place of postings.
As per modified order, Furqan Qadir, SDPO Litter, has been posted at CID CIK Hqrs Srinagar, Vinod Kum


Wednesday, September 23, 2020Water bodies under NWPM: PCB website offers no details

JAMMU: The time to time updates on pollution-related activities and information for the public interest is missing on the official website of Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Board including one of the major aspects ‘water pollution’ of which current status under the National Water Monitoring Network is yet to be revised for the year 2019.
J&K Pollution Control Board is one of the prestigious


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Protests against Farm Bills: Congress plans nationwide agitation; Punjab Bandh on Sept 25

Punjab and Haryana have seen widespread protests against the Bills in the past few days. The protests intensified today, with the farmers holding several demonstrations in Bengaluru and Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi: A day after the Parliament passed contentious farm sector bills amid ruckus in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress Monday said it will launch a nationwide agitation against them, and also initiate a campaign to collect two crore signatures of farmers and the poor against these proposed legislations. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said a series of press conferences will be organised agains


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports 1235 new positive cases, 43734 recovered so far

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 22: The Government on Tuesday informed that 1235 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 736 from Jammu division and 499 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 66261. Also 18 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 07 from Jammu division and 11 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 1619 more CO


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Div Com reviews health care services in Jammu province

Seeks close monitoring of Covid containment zones

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 22: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma on Tuesday chaired a meeting of Deputy Commissioners, Health officers and other concerned through video conferencing to review the Health care services in the Jammu province, with special focus on Covid control measures.
The Div Com e-reviewed measures put in place by the health institutions and stressed upon proper monitoring of home


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Jammu: Dulloo interacts with civil society members; discusses Covid-19 control measures

Adequate oxygen supported beds available in Covid hospitals, robust health services in place: FC Health

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 22: Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today said that adequate number of bed with Oxygen and ICU facilities are available in dedicated Covid Hospitals to deal with any emergency situation.
He was interacting with civil society members about the Covid management and control measures in place in Jammu province, here at a meeting.
The meeting was a


Tuesday, September 22, 2020KPDCL decides to replace wires, wooden poles worth Rs 40 crore

Kansal chairs its first AGM after unbundling of PDD

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 22: Principal Secretary Power Development & Information Departments, Rohit Kansal today chaired the first Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) here.
The Principal Secretary commended the company for completing all the financial statements within the deadline. He asked the officers to make the company vibrant by incorporating


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Orthopaedic Treatment in valley to get a big boost

Expedite work on the construction of Rs 88.94 crore additional block at Bone & Joints Hospital: CEO JKERA/JTFRP

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 22: Valley's Largest Orthopaedic hospital at Barzulla, Srinagar is all set to get a big infrastructural push with the construction of state of art additional 120 bedded hospital block being constructed under the component of Strengthening of the Critical Infrastructure of the World Bank funded JTFRP (Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project).
Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Chief Execu


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Chief Secretary reviews major projects of Jammu division

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 22: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today took a comprehensive review of the progress of various major projects of Health, Higher Education, Road Infrastructure and Highways, Irrigation and Flood Control, Culture, Tourism and Science and Technology, being undertaken in Jammu division.
Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Administrative Secretary, Planning Development and Moni


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Former Ministers, ex Legislators, Political leaders & Public delegations call on Lt Governor

Thank J&K Government for Mega Economic Package for Business sector; Airstrip at Kishtwar

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 22: Continuing his public outreach programme at Jammu, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today met former Ministers, ex- Legislators, political leaders, and public delegations here at Raj Bhavan and took stock of their concerning issues and grievances.
Delegation of BJP leaders led by Sh Ravinder Raina comprising of former Minister, Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal and former MLC, Sh


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Advocate Tejinder singh reunites with his mentor G.H.Mir, join Apni Party

Today at Party Headquarters of Apni party in a simple but impressive function Advocate Tejinder Singh, Who is one time close confidante of G.H.Mir later parted away joins Apni party in presence of Party provincial president S. Manjeet Singh.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Class IV, III recruitment: Div Com directs DCs to start arrangements for written test

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 22:- Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Sanjeev Verma on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the Deputy Commissioners through video conferencing to review the arrangements put in place for conducting the various level exams with focus on conduct of written test for filling Class IV and Class- III vacancies.
The Chairman Service Selection Board, Khalid Jahangir was also present in t


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Inter zone tournament: U 17 Badminton competitions start in Reasi

REASI, SEPTEMBER 22: After completion of four District level events in Football, Cricket, Kho Kho and Volleyball inter zone District level tournament in Badminton under -17 was started, here at HSS Girls.
The tournament is being organised as a part of Annual calendar of activities by District Youth Services & Sports Officer Reasi in compliance to the directions of Dr Saleem ur Rehman, Directo


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Dulloo interacts with doctors, paramedical staff at GMC Jmu

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 22: Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today held an interaction with the doctors and para-medical staff here at Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu.
During the interaction, several issues were discussed regarding the problems faced by the doctors and the para-medical staff besides the measures to be taken for strengthening infrastructur


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Members of Business fraternity call on Lt Governor

Express gratitude for Mega Economic Package for Relief & Revival of Businesses

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 22: Members of Business fraternity including Confederation of Indian Industries and Federation of All India Vyapar Mandal today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at the Raj Bhavan and expressed their gratitude towards the government for providing relief to the Business Community through Mega Economic Package for the Revival of Businesses.
A delegation of Confeder


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Director Horticulture Kashmir visits Pulwama

PULWAMA, SEPTEMBER 22: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat today visited Pulwama to review the progress made under various developmental schemes.
The Director on the occasion visited the Fruit Plant Nursery Tral and was apprised that 20,000 walnut seedlings have been produced during this year, which shall be grafted during coming season for production of quality planting material.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Power Shutdown

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 22: According to the Power Controller, Kashmir Province, Srinagar, in order to carry out necessary stabilization and branch cutting and trimming of trees, 33KV Pampore-Pantha Chowk, 33KV Badmi Bagh Donwar and 33 KV Pampore Badami Bagh lines shall observe shutdown on September 23 from 10 am to 5 pm.
The respective receiving stations the lines viz Pantha Chowk, Lasjan, Sonwa


Tuesday, September 22, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 4,83,143 stranded JK residents; 3,45,122 via Lakhanpur, 1,38,021 through special trains

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 22: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 4,83,143 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Dr Samoon visits govt schools, ITIs on re-opening after the outbreak of COVID-19

Inspects functioning, asks for strict adherence to SOPs regarding the Pandemic

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 23: Principal Secretary School Education, and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, today paid a surprise visit to various Government Schools and ITIs in Srinagar district on re-opening of educational institutions after the outbreak of Corona pandemic.
Dr. Samoon had a detailed assessment regarding implementation of all necessary Standard Operating Procedures and guid


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Advisor Baseer Khan meets several deputations, individuals at Srinagar

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 22: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today met scores of public delegations and individuals who apprised him about their problems and demands, here at Grievance Cell Srinagar.
Over 200 people comprising several delegations and individuals apprised the Advisor about their grievances and sought his intervention in ensuring redressal of the same in a time-bound


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Australian rescuers save 25 of 270 stranded whales, rescue efforts continue

More than 60 people are involved in the rescue effort, including local fishermen and volunteers

Sydney: Rescuers set free around 25 whales on Tuesday that were marooned on a sandbar off the remote West coast of Tasmania in one of Australia’s worst beaching events and hope to save more in coming days.

Government scientists said about 90 of the 270-strong pod of pilot whales had died since they were spotted from the air in shallow water off the rugged coastline on Monday.

Footage showed


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Man jumps off motorcycle, saves toddler rolling down hill; incident goes viral

Seconds later, a woman—presumably the child's mother or caregiver—appears running at the scene

Chandigarh: A video of a man jumping off his motorcycle in order to save a baby rolling down a steep road in a walker has gone viral.

The video has been massively shared on all social media platforms. The man noticed the toddler rolling down the steep slope at high speed while still secured to its walker.

Without wasting time, he halts his bike in the middle of the road, throws his bags


Tuesday, September 22, 2020As rich nations struggle, Africa's virus response is praised

Just over 34,000 deaths are confirmed on the continent of 1.3 billion people

Johannesburg: At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent."

Then he quoted Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems, and that this can only be found in African unity.”

The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relations


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Nepal's COVID-19 tally rises to 66,632

1,356 new cases detected in last 24 hours; death toll reaches 429

Kathmandu: Nepal on Tuesday registered 1,356 new coronavirus cases, taking the country's COVID-19 tally to 66,632, the Health Ministry said.

The death toll reached 429 with two more fatalities, Dr Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the Health Ministry, said during a virtual press conference.

He said that 1,356 COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours while conducting 11,154 Polymer


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Airlines call for COVID-19 tests before all international flights

Rapid and affordable tests that can be administered by non-medical staff are expected to become available in "coming weeks"

Paris: Global airlines on Tuesday called for pre-departure COVID-19 testing for all international flights to replace the quarantines and other restrictions blamed by the industry for exacerbating the travel slump.

Rapid and affordable tests that can be administered by non-medical staff are expected to become available in "coming weeks" and should be rolled out under globally agreed standards,


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Lok Sabha to be adjourned sine die on Wednesday ahead of schedule amid COVID fears

25 MPs test positive, including 17 from LS

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha will be adjourned sine die on Wednesday ahead of the October 1 schedule in the midst of rising COVID cases and looming fear of infection.

In the recent tests conducted to ensure safety of MPs and other people visiting Parliament for the Monsoon session, 25 MPs had tested positive, including 17 from Lok Sabha.

Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Prahlad Patel tested positiv


Tuesday, September 22, 2020LS adjourned for hour after Ravneet Bittu alleges assault by Delhi Police on Punjab MPs

Ludhiana MP says he and other MPs sustained severe injuries

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for an hour moments after it assembled on Tuesday at 3 pm, following a grave allegation of police assault by Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu.

Speaking in the house, Bittu alleged that hundreds of Delhi police personnel “brutally assaulted” him and his three MP colleagues from Punjab Santokh Singh Choudhary, Jasbir Singh Gill and Gurjeet Sing


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Sonia Gandhi, Rahul return from abroad after her medical check-up

Rahul Gandhi had accompanied his mother Sonia to the United States for a routine medical check up on September 12

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi returned from abroad early Tuesday, sources said.

Gandhi, 73, had gone to the United States for her routine medical check up on September 12, two days ahead of the Monsoon session of Parliament. Rahul Gandhi had accompanied her during the visit.

Sources had said her medical check-up was overdue and was delayed due to the CO


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Swiggy delivery executives on strike in Hyderabad; Company says no disruption in service

75 per cent from over a 1,000 delivery partners stated that they would like to resume deliveries

Hyderabad: A section of delivery partners of Swiggy are on strike in the city, claiming that their base payment has been reduced by the aggregator, for the past few days and held a protest in Madhapur here on Tuesday.

The food delivery App firm, however, said a large number of its partners have understood the strong earning potential, as a result of which more 3,700 partners out of about 5,000


Tuesday, September 22, 2020ABVP alleges signboard of road named after Swami Vivekananda vandalised in JNU

Police said they have received a complaint and are looking into the matter.

New Delhi: The JNU unit of the RSS-affiliated ABVP has filed a police complaint alleging that the signboard of a road named after Swami Vivekananda in the campus has been vandalised.

Police said they have received a complaint and are looking into the matter.

Calling the vandalism "a pre-planned attack on the ideologically diverse nature of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus", the


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Farm Bills: Youth Cong members detained during protest march towards Parliament

New Delhi, Sep 22: Some youth Congress members were detained by the police on Tuesday when they were trying to march towards the Parliament building in protest against the recently passed farm Bills.

Speaking during the protest march, Indian Youth Congress president Srinivas BV said these Bills will make farmers dependent on corporate houses and were also against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Suspended Opposition RS MPs end sit-in

New Delhi: Eight suspended Opposition Rajya Sabha MPs on Tuesday ended their overnight sit-in inside the Parliament House complex after the Opposition decided to boycott the remaining session in the Upper House.

“All the opposition parties have boycotted the rest of the session (in Rajya Sabha), nobody is attending the session. They appealed to us to withdraw the dharma and since nobody is att


Tuesday, September 22, 2020NIA carries out raids in Kashmir in connection with case related to arrested DSP Devender Singh

Srinagar, Sep 22: The NIA carried out searches at five places in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday in connection with a case related to arrested Deputy Superintendent of J-K Police Devender Singh, officials said.

The agency swooped on these locations in the morning, they added.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had filed a chargesheet against Singh and others in July


Tuesday, September 22, 2020SC asks CBSE, UGC to ensure admission of students giving compartment exams

New Delhi, Sep 22: The Supreme Court Tuesday suggested that the CBSE declare the results of compartment examination expeditiously and asked the UGC to ensure that students get admission in colleges saying these are exceptional times .

The top court asked CBSE and UGC to work in tandem to ensure that the careers of two lakh students giving the compartment exams, from September 22 to 29, are not


Tuesday, September 22, 2020FOR THE LOVE OF TEA (AND WRITING)

Author Interview: Murad Jawed

Murad Jawed is a management graduate and works as a financial risk consultant. He is also an accomplished artist and a serious blogger. He has recently come out with the book “A Tea-Stall by the Side of the Road”, a collection of short stories based on real life incidences. A self confessed tea addict, the title of his book is a tribute to his favourite indulgence. He has written short stories ac



Book Review: "Kismet or Karma - Unleash the Mystery" by Pooja Agrawal

Does everything in our lives depend on fate and destiny, or does luck play a role? The author Pooja Agrawal has come out with the book “Kismet or Karma- Unleash the Mystery”, which forays into the facet that whether fate or actions drive the topsy-turvy lives of the book’s characters.

The storyline follows four protagonists – Ansh, Maaya, Rohan and Trisha, whose tales are intertwined with each


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Vaishno Devi shrine launches Pooja Prasad' home delivery service

Jammu: The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) formally launched the Pooja Prasad' home delivery service for devotees throughout the country, an official spokesperson said.

The service was launched during a meeting of the SMVDSB presided by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, who is also the chairman of the SMVDSB, at the Raj Bhavan here, he said.

The devotees who ar


Tuesday, September 22, 2020No legislature in place, elections not in sight, J&K will have no voice in RS after Feb 2021

JAMMU: With no legislature, Electoral College for Rajya Sabha, in place since June 2018 and next elections not in sight, Jammu and Kashmir will cease to have representation in Upper House of the Indian Parliament by February 2021.
The erstwhile state used to send four Members to the Rajya Sabha who are elected by the Members of Legislative Assembly. Last elections, for term of six years, were h


Tuesday, September 22, 2020NEP will empower J&K youth, bring landmark change: Sinha

Jammu: Asserting that education is key to success, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said that New Education Policy-2020 will empower youth and bring landmark change in the Union Territory.
"Education is the key to success and development. We want to make Jammu and Kashmir the centre of knowledge, enterprise, innovation and skill development," Mr Sinha said in his addre


Tuesday, September 22, 2020India, China hold 6th round of talks on border standoff

New Delhi: Senior army commanders of India and China on Monday held talks on implementing a five-point agreement reached between the two countries on disengagement of troops and de-escalation of the tense situation in eastern Ladakh, government sources said.

The sixth round of Corps commander-level talks began at around 9 AM in Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) acro


Tuesday, September 22, 2020CRPF prsnl injured in Budgam ecounter

SRINAGAR: A CRPF personnel was injured in an encounter between militants and security forces in Budgam district on Monday, police said.

The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nawad area of Charar-e-Sharief in the central Kashmir district after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

As the forces were searching the area, th


Tuesday, September 22, 2020In past 3 yrs 17,905 fresh gun licences issued in J&K

New Delhi: As many as 22,804 new gun licences with all India permission have been issued by the government since 2018 and an overwhelming majority -- 17,905 -- have been issued to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the Union Home Ministry data, a total of 94,400 arms licences were renewed with all India permission between January 1, 2018 and September 15, 2020 of which 19,238 wer


Tuesday, September 22, 2020CS takes stock of situation, discharge policy tweaked

Jammu: The COVID-19 patients will be discharged without any requirement of negative report after 10 days across Jammu and Kashmir hospitals but they have to be asymptomatic for three days.

“COVID positive patients to be discharged after 10 days without any requirement of a negative test report provided they have been asymptomatic for 3 days,” a government spokesperson said.

Earlier, pat


Tuesday, September 22, 2020First in 13 months, PDP holds full session, ‘vows to fight for dignity’

SRINAGAR: In the first meeting of its senior leaders since Jammu and Kashmir's special status was revoked last year, the PDP on Monday resolved it would keep fighting to restore the dignity and rights of people that were "snatched illegally", a party spokesman said.
The PDP held a full session of its senior leaders and party office-bearers at its headquarters here as leaders were allowed to step


Tuesday, September 22, 2020GoI hikes MSPs for rabi crops

New Delhi: The Union government on Monday announced higher minimum support prices (MSPs) for a range of winter-sown or rabi crops, setting them at 50% over costs of cultivation, a move aimed at allaying concerns among farmer groups that a set of farm-sector reforms undertaken by the government could weaken the MSP regime.

The decision on rabi MSPs was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committe


Tuesday, September 22, 20208 RS MPs suspended over chaos on farm bills

New Delhi: Eight opposition lawmakers in the Rajya Sabha, including Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’Brien, were on Monday suspended for a week for “unruly behavior” that took place as the House passed two controversial agriculture sector related bills on Sunday.

The government moved a motion for their suspension for “bringing disrepute” to the House for the rest of the monsoon session of Parliame


Tuesday, September 22, 2020206 Terror incidents post August 5: MHA

New Delhi: From August 5, 2019, till August 2020 the number of terror incidents, stone peltings, deaths of civilians and security personnel in terrorist incidents have reduced significantly when compared to the same time frame a year ago, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Monday.

As per a written reply filed by Minister of State (MoS) Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy, in response to a qu


Tuesday, September 22, 2020#Covid19 || India’s tally reaches 54.88L

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally reached 54.88 lakh with 86,961 people being infected in the past 24 hours, while 43,96,399 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 80.12 per cent on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 54,87,580, while the death toll climbed to 87,882 with the infection claiming 1,130 lives in


Monday, September 21, 2020Power shutdown

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: Chief Engineer, (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu has informed that for replacement of 10MVA Power transformer, the power supply to Channi Himmat and its adjoining areas will remain affected on September 23 from 8 am to 5 pm.


Monday, September 21, 2020CS reviews Covid-19 management in Jammu GMC, AHs

Asks to devise effective treatment Protocol for positive patients

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam today asked Principal Government Medical College Jammu to put in place an effective protocol for treatment of Covid-19 patients and ensure doctors attend them on a regular basis.
The CS was chairing a meeting to review the Covid management in Government Medical College Jammu and its Associated Hospitals.
The meeting was attended by Financ


Monday, September 21, 2020Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports 1036 new positive cases, 42115 recovered so far

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: The Government on Monday informed that 1036 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 563 from Jammu division and 473 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 65026. Also 23 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 14 from Jammu division and 09 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 1158 more COV


Monday, September 21, 2020Democracies world over come together to share experiences of conducting elections during Covid 19

ECI hosts International Webinar on ‘Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting Elections during COVID-19: Sharing Country Experiences’

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 21: On completion of one year of Chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), Election Commission of India today hosted an International Webinar on the Theme ‘‘Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting Elections during COVID-19 : Sharing Country Experiences’. It was an occasion for democracies world over to come together to share experiences of c


Monday, September 21, 2020Jammu Kashmir Health Scheme registration begins at CSCs

DC Srinagar reviews arrangements for universal enrolment

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 21: Deputy Commissioner (Chairman, District Health Society), Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary reviewed the arrangements for enrolment of citizens under the Jammu Kashmir Health Scheme which provides universal medical health cover. The scheme was recently launched by Lt Governor J&K.
The registration under the Jammu Kashmir Health Scheme was rolled out from today. The schemes


Monday, September 21, 2020Chief Justice inaugurates new facilities at Central Jail Srinagar

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 21: Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice Gita Mittal today inaugurated new facilities at Central Jail Srinagar. These facilities include interview block which has sound proof cabins, child friendly corners & separate enclosures for female inmates and a welfare block with Barber shop, Canteen, Gymnasium, Recreation hall, Bakery & Inmate calling system.
DG Prison, V K Sin


Monday, September 21, 202067th Meeting of SMVD Shrine Board: Lt Governor launches home delivery of Pooja Prasad, Devotees to get 'Prasad' Home Delivered from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine

Directs for phase wise increase in number of outside UT devotees based on objective assessment of ground situation

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, who is the Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, formally launched home delivery of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Pooja Prasad for devotees who may not be able to visit the famed Hindu pilgrimage, located between three peaked mountains popularly known as 'Trikuta’, during the Board meeting at the Raj Bhavan here today.
To get Prasad


Monday, September 21, 2020Kishtwar to get Air Connectivity: J&K Government signs MoU with Army to operationalize Kishtwar Airstrip

‘Airstrip would provide a vital connectivity to the District to benefit both Defence personnel and Civilians; besides giving a fillip to the socio-economic development of the region’: Lt Governor

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: The Government of Jammu & Kashmir and Army today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for development and operationalization of Airstrip in Kishtwar.
Brig. Vikram Bhan, Commander, 9 Sector RR and Sh. S.Katoch, Commissioner Civil Aviation signed the MoU in the presence of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha and Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO, Ministry of Personnel, Public Gri


Monday, September 21, 2020Dulloo calls for close coordination to effectively deal with COVID-19

Seeks views of former HoDs regarding the global pandemic
JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21- Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, today called upon the medical fraternity to work in close coordination to ensure best treatment to the patients of Corona virus in Jammu division.
He asked the heads of institutions to adopt pro-active approach towards dealing with the virus affected c


Monday, September 21, 2020Cocoon procurement takes off in Kashmir

Silk rearing time-efficient, profit-making activity: Dir Sericulture

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 21: The Sericulture department today inaugurated procurement/ auction of Cocoon to facilitate the farmers of Kashmir Division to sell their produce at competitive prices.
The government has fixed Rs 975/Kg for Grade-A crop and Rs 675/ KG for Grade-B produce. The provision of selling Grade C and D produce to private buyers by the farmers has also been made by the department.


Monday, September 21, 2020Navin Choudhary e-launches National Animal Disease Control Program in J&K

31.45 lakh farm animals to be vaccinated in phase I

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: Principal Secretary Animal/Sheep Husbandry & Fisheries Department, Navin K. Choudhary today e-launched National Animal Disease Control Program in Jammu and Kashmir, here at Civil Secretariat.
The first round of the vaccination under the program would be conducted from September 22 to November 21 2020 with a target to vaccinate 31.45 lakh farm animals.
Addressing the parti


Monday, September 21, 2020Advisor Bhatnagar listens to public grievances in Jammu

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar today convened a public interaction programme in Jammu in which more than hundred people including various delegations and individuals apprised him of their problems.
Various delegations including Jammu Kashmir Government Pharmacists Association, Irrigation and Flood Control Contractors Association, Association of Industries


Monday, September 21, 2020DSEJ organises webinar on 'School Reopening Program'

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: To sensitize Principals/ Headmasters and staff members about the various guidelines and processes related to reopening of schools, Directorate of School Education Jammu in collaboration with Bharti Foundation organised a webinar, here today.
Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta was the chief guest at the online event which was followed by over 25 thousand people


Monday, September 21, 2020GMC&H Jammu catering to all sick patients: Principal

12 Covid patients discharged in last 24 hours; 150 Oxygen beds vacant

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: Principal Government Medical College & Hospital, Dr. N. C. Digra Jammu today said that the premier Health Institution is catering well to all sick patients amid the Covid Pandemic.
The Principal said that the Hospital is tackling the situation well despite manpower issues. “Maximum positive cases admitted in the hospital have recovered. The recovery rate of the hospital is


Monday, September 21, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 4,77,721 stranded JK residents; 3,40,754 via Lakhanpur, 1,36,967 through special trains

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 4,77,721 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has


Monday, September 21, 2020Lt Governor inaugurates Second Brainstorming Conference on implementation of NEP-2020 in J&K

“It is my dream to make J&K an oasis of talents, having abundant wealth of knowledge, enterprise and skilled youth”: Lt Governor

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha inaugurated a Second Conference on the Implementation of National Education Policy (NEP-2020) at Zorawar Singh Auditorium of Jammu University here today. The conference was jointly organised by the Jammu University and the Department of Higher Education.
At the occasion, Union Education Minister, Sh Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, through a video


Monday, September 21, 2020Govt’s arrogance has brought economic disaster: Rahul on suspension of Oppn MP from RS

New Delhi, Sep 21: Slamming the BJP-led NDA government over suspension of eight Opposition MPs from the Rajya Sabha for their unruly behaviour yesterday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the government's arrogance has brought economic disaster for entire country:

In a post on the social media, Mr Gandhi accused the government of 'muting of Democratic India' by initially silenci


Monday, September 21, 20202 Women Officers To Be Posted On Indian Navy Warship In Historic First

New Delhi: In a move that will redefine gender equality in the Indian Navy, Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh will be the first women officers who will be deployed on Navy warships as part of the ship's crew. Though the Indian Navy does employ several women officers in its ranks, women have, thus far, not been embarked on warships for lengthy durations due to a host of r


Monday, September 21, 2020PDD daily wager electrocuted in north Kashmir

Srinagar: An employee of Power Development Department (PDD) received severe burn injuries after he received an electric shock while repairing a transformer and transmission lines in Seelo area of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Reports reaching said that a 50-year-old daily wager employee identified as Ghulam Hassan Sheikh, son of Wali Muhammad of Seelo Sopore suffered serious bu


Monday, September 21, 2020Jammu Covid-19 situation ‘horrific, pathetic’, says Umesh Talashi

Jammu : Amid spike in Covid-related deaths and a surge in the number of cases, Umesh Talashi, a Kashmiri Pandit Sarpanch and Political Activist said the healthcare system is completely fractured in Jammu city.

“The overall scenario is quite grim and pathetic, there is no room for complacency. It can prove catastrophic unless an emergent and proactive response is taken to save precious lives,”


Monday, September 21, 2020PM condoles loss of lives in Bhiwandi building collapse

New Delhi, Sep 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his condolences at the loss of lives in a building collapse at Bhiwandi in Maharashtra.

The PM said that rescue operations are underway and all possible assistance is being provided to the affected.

'Saddened by the building collapse in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying for a quick recover


Monday, September 21, 2020Rajya Sabha adjourned fourth time amid Opposition uproar

New Delhi, Sep 21: The Rajya Sabha on Monday adjourned for the fourth time till 1200 hrs following Opposition uproar over the suspension of eight Members.

Soon after the House reassembled at 1110 hrs, Vice-Chairman Bhubaneswar Kalita asked the eight suspended MPs to leave the House as per the direction of the Chair upon which majority of the Opposition Members stood at their seats raising slog


Monday, September 21, 2020Pak denies visa to Indian diplomat

New Delhi: Pakistan has denied visa to senior diplomat Jayant Khobragade who was set to be appointed as acting head of Indian High Commission in Islamabad, people familiar with the development said.

It is learnt that Pakistan did not approve his visa on the grounds that he is too senior for the post.

The people said Pakistan was conveyed by India in June about its move to send Khobragade as


Monday, September 21, 20202 militants arrested in Sopore: Police

Srinagar: Police said it solved a murder case of a youth by arresting two militants from this town of northern Kashmir.

An official said police along with army’s 22 RR and CRPF arrested two un-categorized militants of Al-Badr outfit, identified as Zahid Farooq Sheikh and Shareef-u-din Ahanger – both residents of Eidipora, Bomai. “They along with another militant, Gani Khawaja, Commander Al-Bad


Monday, September 21, 2020Militant attack security forces in Nowgam, no loss of life or injury

Srinagar:Suspected militants on Monday attacked ROP party of CRPF in Nowgam area of Central Kashmir's Srinagar district.

Official sources told news agency that militants fired upon CRPF party of 110 BN. However in this incident no loss of life or injury has been reported

Meanwhile whole area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.


Monday, September 21, 2020In season of promises, Jammu youth await restoration of Dogra Certificate

JAMMU: Desirous of joining the uniformed forces, the youth of Jammu region are eyeing upon the document of pride—‘Dogra Certificate’—for which they have been fighting for decades, to get relaxations in the recruitment process.
‘Dogra Certificate’ is a document once being issued to the youth of Jammu region to get some relaxation in height and age in the recruitment of belt forces.
Ever since th


Monday, September 21, 2020Farm bills passed amid chaos in RS

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed two farm bills, which farmers have been protesting against, amid a ruckus as opposition members shouted slogans and trooped into the well of the House.

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, part of the broader farm liberalisation plan, could not be taken up and the House was adjourned.

Members of the Trinamool, including Derek O’Brien


Monday, September 21, 202032,238 security personnel contract COVID-19: Govt

NEW DELHI : The Government on Sunday said a total of 32,238 paramilitary personnel were infected by the Coronavirus so far.
Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in Lok Sabha that 9,158 personnel of the CRPF, 8,934 personnel of the BSF, 5,544 personnel of the CISF, 3,380 personnel of the ITBP, 3,251 personnel of the SSB, 1,746 personnel of the Assam Rifles and 225 personnel of the


Monday, September 21, 2020#COVID19 || India's tally past 54 L mark

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 54-lakh mark with a spike of 92,605 new cases and 1,133 deaths, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.
The total case tally stands at 54,00,620 including 10,10,824 active cases, 43,03,044 cured/discharged/migrated cases and 86,752 deaths, the Ministry said.
As far as active cases of coronavirus are concerned, Mahara


Monday, September 21, 202016.79 L domicile issued in J&K: GoI

New Delhi: As many as 16.79 lakh people in Jammu and Kashmir have been given domicile certificates so far, the Lok Sabha was informed on Sunday.
Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said as per the information provided by the Jammu and Kashmir administration, a total of 21,13,879 people have applied for domicile certificates.
A total of 16,79,520 people were given domicile certificat


Monday, September 21, 2020All free to move in J&K, Centre tells Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The Centre said there are no restrictions on movement of any individual, including the members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in Lok Sabha that based on inputs received from the law enforcement agencies in view of the prevailing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the movement of some individuals, who are under security pro


Sunday, September 20, 2020SKUAST J celebrates 22nd foundation day

Development of region specific Agricultural Technology, its eventual transfer must: VC

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 20: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology - Jammu (SKUAST –Jammu) celebrated its 22nd Foundation Day here at Baba Jitto Auditorium, Main campus, Chatha. Prof. J. P. Sharma, Chancellor, was the chief guest. The function was organized both offline and virtual mode using Zoom platform. The program started with the lightning of lamp by Vice Chancellor


Sunday, September 20, 2020Jan Abhiyan: Individual benefit services paced up in district Doda

Rs 256.54 Lakh MGNREGA payments released; 4365 Domicile Certificates issued and 1339 new pension cases sanctioned

DODA, SEPTEMBER 20: The individual benefit services have been paced up during the ongoing Jan Abhiyan program in the district owing to the enormous response of the people.
In the last 4 days, the RDD department has released Rs 256.54 lakh to clear the pending MGNREGA Wages/ payments in the district directly into the accounts of Job card holders, besides taking up near 181 new works under t


Sunday, September 20, 2020FC Health, Central Team review COVID-19 Control measures in 6 districts

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 20: Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education Department, Atal Dullo and Central health Team today reviewed the COVID-19 Control measures in 6 districts.
Review was held through a Video Conference meeting with the District Administration and Health teams of 06 districts viz Samba, Ramban, Kishtwar, Kathua, Rajouri and Doda. Focus was on the testing, surveillance of c


Sunday, September 20, 2020Advisor Bhatnagar visits GMC Jammu

Inspects Control Room, other facilities at the hospital

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 20- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today visited Govt. Medical College here to took stock of medical facilities available there in view of ongoing pandemic COVID-19 besides inspected the facilities at recently established Control Room in Government Medical College, Jammu & reviewed its functioning.
The Advisor was accompanied by Financial Commissioner, H


Sunday, September 20, 2020Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports 1457 new positive cases, 40957 recovered so far

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 20: The Government on Sunday informed that 1457 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 817 from Jammu division and 640 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 63990. Also 14 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 09 from Jammu division and 05 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 692 more COVI


Sunday, September 20, 2020Various initiatives afoot to promote sports culture: DC B’la

BARAMULLA, SEPTEMBER 20: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today said that various initiatives are being taken to promote sports culture among our enthusiastic and aspiring youth adding that administration is committed to develop sports infrastructure in the district.
DC made these remarks during the final cricket match of Singhpora Premier League at Singhpora Baramulla where he was i


Sunday, September 20, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 4,70,324 stranded JK residents; 3,34,394 via Lakhanpur, 1,35,930 through special trains

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 20: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 4,70,324 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has


Sunday, September 20, 2020Craft entrepreneurs urged to apply for RCMC

Over 350 certificates issued, Handicrafts Dept designated agency, membership free

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 – In order to access various benefits under the foreign trade policy and become part of a worldwide network of exporters in international market, the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom, Kashmir, has called upon craft entrepreneurs to apply for Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) in terms of the Handbook of Procedures of the DGFT.
RCMC is an export l


Sunday, September 20, 2020Old City to get its 1st“Rigid Concrete Pavement Road”

J&K ERA starts work on “Rigid Concrete Pavement “of Eastern Foreshore Road”

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 20: Developmental activities in the Old Srinagar City received a major impetus with the start of work on the upgradation of the Eastern Foreshore road by J&K ERA (Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency).
Work on the vital road sub-project in Old City was today started with Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Chief Executive Officer, J&KERA/JTFRP asking the female Assistan


Sunday, September 20, 2020Youth of J&K full of talent; have immense potential: Lt Governor

Declares open Police Premier League in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 20: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that the youth of J&K have immense potential and can play a significant role in bringing positive change. He said this while inaugurating the Police Premier League Cricket Tournament at Cricket Stadium, Sonawar, here today.
Addressing the gathering in the stadium, Lt Governor expressed delight to see the sports culture in Srinagar. H


Sunday, September 20, 2020Lt Governor inaugurates 'Brainstorming on implementation of NEP-2020 in J&K'

Emphasizes student feedback, teachers’ training

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 20: “ National Education Policy 2020 is not only a historic and holistic document but for the first time, has been created as a reflection of aspirations of the parents, teachers, students, and education experts, which aims to address the challenges for the coming generations,” Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha remarked while inaugurating the “Brainstorming on Implementation of


Sunday, September 20, 2020Belarus police detain at least 10 protesters in Minsk: Russian media

Belarus police detained more than ten protesters in Minsk on Sunday, Russia's TASS news agency reported, citing Belarus police.
People were gathering for a rally in Minsk and other cities, calling for veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko to step down.
Mass street protests have rocked Belarus since presidential elections in August, at which Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory in a vote his opp


Sunday, September 20, 2020Sharif makes political comeback; launches scathing attack on Army, Imran govt

Islamabad: Pakistan’s deposed premier Nawaz Sharif on Sunday staged a political comeback by criticising the powerful Army and said the Opposition was not against Prime Minister Imran Khan but against those who brought an “inefficient” man to power.

Addressing the All-Parties Conference (APC) hosted by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) via a video link aimed at launching a protest movement again


Sunday, September 20, 2020Aid groups call Italy’s blockade of rescue ship ‘political’

Milan: The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch on Sunday condemned as politically motivated the blockade of its ship in the Sicilian port of Palermo by Italian authorities after an 11-hour inspection.

Philipp Hahn, head of the Sea-Watch 4 mission, called the justification “flimsy” and a ”systematic move to prevent civil sea rescue operations in the central Mediterranean”.

The main reason ci


Sunday, September 20, 2020China using aggression to stop India from building defence infra in border areas: US Congressman

The Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army have been locked in a tense standoff along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh since early May

Washington: China has adopted an aggressive posture against India to stop New Delhi from building defence infrastructure along the border, the absence of which gives Beijing a strategic advantage, a top Indian-American lawmaker has said.

The Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have been locked in a tense standoff in multiple areas along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Lada


Sunday, September 20, 2020Hong Kong’s first CBD cafe opens its doors to customers

Unlike THC, CBD is typically used to help reduce stress without the high

Hong Kong: Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but a new cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws.

The cafe, named Found, is the city’s first to offer a range of coffees, biscuits, beer and fruit juices that contain cannabidiol, or CBD, a substance from the cannabis plant that is said to offer therapeutic effects wit


Sunday, September 20, 2020Bill in Lok Sabha to make receipt, use of foreign funds stringent

Mandatory to submit their Aadhar details for seeking FCRA approvals

New Delhi: The government on Sunday said, that all the religious organisations could receive foreign contributions, as long as, they used these funds for states purposes, and not for 'undermining internal security'.

Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai made this statement in the Lok Sabha before the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act Amendment Bill 2020 was introduced through a voice not


Sunday, September 20, 2020Cong to move no-confidence motion against RS Deputy Chairman

Calls his conduct 'undemocratic'

New Delhi: The Congress has alleged that the conduct of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narain Singh was "undemocratic" and the party will bring a no-confidence motion on the issue.

Congress leader Ahmed Patel while speaking to the media said, "Our demands for division were not met and the conduct of the Deputy Chairman was not according to democratic norms." "This is a black day as it i


Sunday, September 20, 2020Mosque in Ayodhya may be square-shaped like Kaaba: Trust official

‘Will not be named after any emperor or king’

Lucknow: The mosque to come up in Ayodhya pursuant to the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case may be square-shaped like the Kaaba Sharif in Mecca and will not be named after any emperor or king.

Secretary and spokesperson of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) Athar Hussain told PTI on Sunday, “A mosque measuring 15,000 square feet will be built in Dhannipur village. It w


Sunday, September 20, 2020Nadda congratulates PM for empowering agriculture, ‘freeing farmers from injustice of 70 years’

BJP chief calls as 'irresponsible' the Opposition behaviour in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda said Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has freed farmers “from the injustice of past 70 years”, lashing out at opposition parties.

Those who are against the bill are anti-farmer, he said.

“Instead of being part of the process, Opposition tried to obstruct the liberation of farmers. BJP condemns their act,” he said, adding that the agric


Sunday, September 20, 2020Man held in POCSO case found hanging in lock-up; kin claim he was tortured

New Delhi: A 38-year-old man held in a POCSO case was found hanging in the lock-up of the Samaypur Badli police station in Delhi’s Outer North District on Sunday morning, following which his kin accused police of torturing him to death.

Police, however, claimed that the man hanged himself with a bedsheet in the lock-up.

Accused Dharmendra was detained in a sexual assault case by the Swaroop


Sunday, September 20, 2020'Depressed' woman jumps to death in Noida, man hangs self in Gr Noida

The bodies have been sent for post-mortem

Noida (UP): A 50-year-old woman, undergoing treatment for depression, died after she allegedly jumped off a high-rise building in Noida, while a man allegedly hanged himself after a fight with his wife in Greater Noida, police said on Sunday.

The woman lived in Jaypee Aman society in Noida's Sector-151, where the incident took place around 7.30 am. The floor she jumped from is yet to be confi