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Tuesday, November 30, 2021Oppn walks out after Naidu refuses to revoke suspension of MPs; RS, LS adjourn for the day

New Delhi: The Opposition parties, including the Congress, DMK and National Conference, on Tuesday walked out from both Houses of Parliament to protest the suspension of 12 opposition MPs from the Rajya Sabha and boycotted the day’s proceedings in the Upper House after the chairman asked them to apologise.

Amid Opposition protests, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha have been adjourned for the


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Yet to take calls on cryptocurrency ads, monitoring NFT too: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Terming cryptocurrency as a “risky area,” Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today in Rajya Sabha said that they are yet to take a call on advertisements around cryptocurrency. The statement comes a day after she was quoted as saying in the Lok Sabha that there was no proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency in the country.

“This is a risky area and not in a complete regulatory framework.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Qatar to host New Zealand’s bid to qualify for the World Cup

Jammu, November 30: New Zealand’s path to the World Cup in Qatar will also start there when the Oceania qualifying tournament is played in the host nation in March.

The Oceania games will be closely watched by the United States and Mexico which could yet land in a World Cup playoff next June against the best team from the Pacific region.

Qatar was confirmed on Monday by FIFA as the neutral


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Sopore fruit trader missing for over two months now, distressed family seeks admin's help

Srinagar, Nov 30: The family of a missing 48-yr-old fruit trader from Sopore area in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Tuesday sought help from the administration to trace him.

According to news officials, the family of Ghulam Nabi Naikoo lodged a protest at Srinagar's press enclave to seek Naiko's whereabouts.

Naiko, as per the family had been working as a trader at fruit mandi Sopore


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Admiral Hari Kumar takes charge as new Navy chief

New Delhi: Admiral R Hari Kumar on Tuesday took charge as the new chief of the Indian Navy after incumbent Admiral Karambir Singh retired from service.

Admiral Kumar was serving as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command before taking the reins of the force.

Born on April 12, 1962, Admiral Kumar was commissioned on January 1, 1983, into the executive branch of the


Tuesday, November 30, 2021PM to inaugurate thought leadership forum on FinTec on Dec 3

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the InFinity Forum, a thought leadership forum on FinTech, on December 3 via video conferencing.
The Prime Minister’s Office said the event is being hosted by the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) under the aegis of the Government of India in collaboration with GIFT City and Bloomberg on December 3 and 4.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Omicron scare: Centre advises states to ramp up testing for early detection of cases

New Delhi: Amid mounting concerns over the potentially more contagious coronavirus variant Omicron spreading to many countries, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan held a review meeting with states and UTs on Tuesday and advised them to ramp up testing for early identification and management of cases.

While underlining that the new variant doesn’t escape RT-PCR and RAT tests, Bhushan asked s


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Family of Sopore man seeks help from administration to trace him

SRINAGAR: The family of a missing man, hailing from the Sopore area in north Kashmir here has sought help from the administration to trace their beloved.

The family of Ghulam Nabi Naiko while talking to media persons at Srinagar’s press enclave said that their beloved aged 48 years, who is a trader at fruit mandi has left for Shopian for business purposes on 22 Sep and till date he is missing.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Plastic factory gutted in blaze at SIDCO Pulwama

Srinagar, Nov 30: A plastic factory was reduced to ashes in industrial area of SIDCO industrial area in Lassipora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district in a massive fire that broke out late night on Monday.

According to sources, the fire broke out at the factory namely 'Stalwart Plastics' on Monday at around 10 PM and engulfed the whole factory.

Officials said that 44 RR headquarter, which is


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Low-intensity earthquake hits Ladakh

Leh, Nov 30: A low-intensity earthquake hit parts of the union territory of Ladakh in the wee hours Tuesday, the National Centre of Seismology said.

An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred at 4.50 am with its epicentre at East of Leh in Ladakh region, the NCS said.

Further details are awaited.


Tuesday, November 30, 202157 Bn BSF holds friendly football match at Handwara

Handwara, November 30: Border Security Force Raising Day, a friendly football match was played between the teams of 57 Bn Border Security Force Handwara and Sultan Football Club Machipora (Handwara) at the sports ground of 57 bn Border Security Force Handwara in which Sultan Football Club Machipora won the football match by 5-2.

On this occasion Mr. Surendra Mishra Commandant 57 bn honore


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Lionel Messi wins 7th Career Ballon d'Or, Ramos wishes him luck

Paris, Nov 30: Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Argentina national team striker Lionel Messi received the Ballon d'Or ("Golden Ball") award as the best European footballer of the year for the seventh time in his career.

The awards ceremony takes place on Monday at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

PSG defender Sergio Ramos braced up his teammate Messi as he won the award for the seventh time in hi


Tuesday, November 30, 2021More cases of Omicron variant reported in Australia's New South Wales state

Sydney, Nov 30: More cases infected with the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 were reported in Australia's state of New South Wales (NSW).

Two cases were confirmed by NSW health authorities on Monday evening. Both are international travellers who arrived in Sydney from southern Africa on Sunday. They are all fully vaccinated and isolated in the Special Health Accommodation.

NSW chief medical


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Fuel prices remain unchanged

New Delhi, Nov 30: The prices of petrol and diesel remained unchanged for the 26th day in a row on Tuesday.

The fuel prices had come down sharply on November 4 after the Centre announced reduction in excise duties on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Rs 10 respectively.

In the national capital, a litre of petrol costs Rs 103.97, Rs 104.67 in Kolkata, Rs 109.98 in Mumbai and Rs 101.40 in Che


Tuesday, November 30, 2021India logs 6,990 new COVID cases, 190 deaths

New Delhi, Nov 30: India reported 6,990 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for fourth consecutive day, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday morning.

In the same time span, a total of 190 deaths were reported pushing the toll to 4,68,980 across the nation.

With the recovery of 10,116 patients, the cumulative tally has gone up to 3,40,18,299. The re


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Cold wave continues in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 30: Cold wave continued unabated in Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday as the minimum temperature dropped notches below the freezing point.

An official of the Meteorological Department (MeT) said minimum temperature in the Valley and the Ladakh region dropped below the freezing point as the cold wave continued unabated.

"Minimum temperature was minus 1.5 in Srinagar, it was minus 3


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Rs 17 L fine imposed on violators, 40 butchers prosecuted in last 6 months

SRINAGAR: The administration in Kashmir in the last six months has imposed a fine of over Rs 17 Lac on violators during inspection of adulteration of milk, quality of meat and other eatable items.
As per the data available, from April to October, this year, the Food Safety Department, Kashmir compliance through regular inspections and sampling conducted 4637 inspections across the valley. Wherei


Tuesday, November 30, 20212 among ex -MLC NC’s son under scanner as NIA issues fresh notice

Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday issued fresh summons to the son of former MLC of National Conference and another person for questioning in JeI terror funding case.
Official sources said that NIA has suspicion that two persons including former NC MLC’s son are involved in the terror funding case.
“In connection with the NIA raid (JeI properties)at Noor Masjid/Is


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Over 2 dozen employees may soon face termination

Jammu: Almost two months after disengaging six of its employees from the services, Jammu and Kashmir government may soon terminate over two dozen employees’, who are already under scanner for allegedly having terror links.
Sources in the administration said that more than two dozen government employees have been identified on the basis of the inputs of the intelligence agencies and they may soon


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Over 4K new comp registered

Jammu: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs Monday informed the parliament that a total of 4267 new companies have been registered by the Registrar of Companies between April 2016 to March 2021 in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Minister of State (MoS) Rao Inderjit Singh in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs was replying to the queries raised in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Notably, the w


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Govt to renew Rs 10L accidental insurance for 3.50 lakh employees

Jammu: The Lieutenant Governor's administration Monday ordered renewal of the group personal accidental insurance policy commencing from midnight of December 2, 2021 in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
It will continue till midnight December 1, 2022, as per the agreement already executed between the government of Jammu and Kashmir and Oriental insurance company Ltd, they added. The sanction ha


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Two Rohingya girls rescued, 3 held, hunt launched for 2 others

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir police have foiled a bid of human trafficking by rescuing two Rohingya girls and arrested three persons involved in the crime while manhunt launched to nab two other accused.
“The two girls including one minor were rescued from different locations. Minor was rescued from Nagrota area of Jammu while other was rescued for Dashan area of district Kishtwar,” a police of


Tuesday, November 30, 20211033 militancy incidents reported in 3 years: Govt

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 1,033 incidents of attacks by terrorists in the last three years with a maximum of 594 being reported in 2019, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
According to details provided by Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt, the union territory reported 244 incidents of terrorist attacks last year while the number for the current year was 196 ti


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Amarnath Yatra safe as any other pilgrimage in India: LG

Jammu: Asserting the that there is an apprehension among people in various parts of the country that the yatra is not safe, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that government is working to towards ensuring that the people living across India feel that Amarnath Yatra is as safe as any other pilgrimage in the country
"All of us need to work towards ensuring that the peo


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Death toll reaches 4,476,tally at 3.36 L

GoI issues SoPs for I’nat travellers visiting J&K, staff called back at DRDO hospital Jmu

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 150 fresh cases of coronavirus on Monday, taking the infection count to 3,36,681, while another related fatality raised the death toll to 4,476. Moreover, amid concern over new variant of Covid The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) has issued new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the international travellers intending to visit the Union Te


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Statehood will be restored, says BJP

Jammu: National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Monday said target killings reflect "collective failure" of the Union Government and Jammu and Kashmir administration as the local unit of BJP promised restoration of the statehood to J&K once the selective killings end.
On August 5, 2019, the Centre abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution granting special status to J&K and bifurcated


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Omar, Azad spar over Article 370

Jammu: Hours after National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah expressed disappointment over his remarks on Article 370, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said they have "a united, single stand" on the August 5, 2019 decision of the central government which led to widespread public dissatisfaction in Jammu and Kashmir.
Azad said his speech in Kashmir Valley was misreported b


Tuesday, November 30, 2021MeT predicts snowfall on Dec 5

Srinagar: Cold conditions continued in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh, as the mercury plunged by a few notches, with dry conditions prevailing in the two Union Territories, making life miserable for the residents.
The Meteorological Department has issued a weather advisory, stating that a western disturbance is most likely to hit Jammu and Kashmir during December 5-7, causing widespread light to mode


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Ex- employees chargesheeted

JAMMU: ACB produced chargesheet against Ved Bhushan, the then JE, RDD, Block Kulwanta and Anil Kumar, then GRS Panchayat HalqaChiglaBalota RDD block, Kulwanta, Udhampur in trap case
Anti Corruption Bureau produced chargesheet against Ved Bhushan S/o Gian Chand R/o Daranga, District Doda, the then JE RDD Block Kulwanta, Udhampur and Anil Kumar S/o Girdhari Lal R/o BalotaChigla Tehsil Ramnagar, Di


Tuesday, November 30, 2021RS suspends 12 opp MPs

New Delhi: As many as 12 opposition MPs were suspended from Rajya Sabha on Monday for the entire Winter session of the Parliament for their "unruly" conduct in the previous session in August, even as the Opposition termed the suspension as "undemocratic and in violation of all the Rules of Procedure" of the Upper House.
The suspended MPs are -- six from the Congress, two each from Trinamool Cong


Monday, November 29, 2021Lotteries, instant games fuel optimism amid crisis—even during COVID pandemic, studies show

In the face of crisis, people are grasping onto stuff that gives hope and a feeling of control. And that proves true for lotteries and similar numbers-drawing games, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lotteries more relevant than ever fuel optimism in times of crises
Studies have shown increased participation around the world not just in lotteries, but also bingo, scratch tickets


Monday, November 29, 2021Amarnath Yatra: LG lays foundation stone of Yatri Niwas

Jammu: With objective to provide facilities to pilgrim, the Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha lays the foundation stone of Yatri Niwas for the upcoming Amarnath pilgrimage at Majeen, in Jammu.

“Keeping in mind the faith of the devotees, the timeless tradition of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra needs to be done by all the people associated with this project with a dedicated spirit,” he said.

He added


Monday, November 29, 2021Benchmark should be how Parliament functioned not how forcefully it was disrupted: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the benchmark for assessment should be how Parliament functioned and not how forcefully it was disrupted, as he asserted that the dignity of the House and the Chair should be maintained.

Speaking with reporters ahead of the start of the Winter Session, Modi said the government is ready to discuss all issues and answer all questions.



Monday, November 29, 2021No proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency: FM

New Delhi: The government has no proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency in the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a reply to the Lok Sabha on Monday.
She also informed the House that the government does not collect data on Bitcoin transactions.
Whether the government has any proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency in the country, the Finance Minister said “No, sir”.


Monday, November 29, 2021Bitter and unpleasant experience of last session continues to haunt most of us: Naidu in opening remarks of Winter session

New Delhi, Nov 29: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said in his opening remarks of the Winter session that the bitter and unpleasant experience of the last Monsoon session still continues to haunt most of the members, but all sections of the August House ended up as losers due to unruly conduct by some members.

He told the House that the Treasury bench wanted a detailed enquir


Monday, November 29, 2021Grand Finale Kashir Kalakaar Season 5 held at Martand Surya Bhawan Paloura Jammu

Jammu, November 29: Grand Finale Kashir Kalakaar Season 5 organized by Athrot Cultural Foundation held at Martand Surya Bhawan Paloura Jammu 28th Nov 2021. Mayor JMC Chander Mohan Gupta lauds Athrot for preserving art and culture in exile, KPs are rich by culture and soft by heart, he congratulated all awardees and appreciated the role of Kashir Kalakaar team for the well organised season 5 he co


Monday, November 29, 2021Weatherman predicts widespread snowfall, rains in J&K from Dec 5-7

Srinagar, Nov 29: Weatherman on Monday forecast widespread light to moderate snowfall and rains in plains of Jammu and Kashmir from December 5 to 7.

A meteorological department official that a Western Disturbance is most likely to affect J&K during the said period which is expected to cause widespread light to moderate snowfall in Kashmir plains while rain in Jammu.

Some places on higher re


Monday, November 29, 2021Delhi pollution: ‘Directions given but implementation zero’, says SC, seeks compliance reports by states, Centre

New Delhi: The Supreme Court asked states, including Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, to file a response stating how much they have complied with the directions given by it and the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas to curb air pollution in the national capital.

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana stated, “All intentions are good and directions are given (to


Monday, November 29, 2021SC-appointed panel on Pegasus asks petitioners to submit devices for ‘technical evaluation’

A three-member panel constituted by the Supreme Court to look into allegations of snooping by the government using Israeli company NSO’s software Pegasus is learnt to have sent out mails to the petitioners asking them to submit their personal devices for “technical evaluation”.

The committee has, in the mail, stated that the petitioners would also be given the option of “making submissions und


Monday, November 29, 2021Eye on Omicron: Testing at airport for arrivals from ‘at risk’ countries

With an eye on reports from across the world about Omicron, the new Covid “variant of concern”, the Central Government Sunday issued revised guidelines for international travellers arriving from Europe, including the UK, and 11 other “at risk” countries, mandating testing on arrival, home quarantine for seven days on a negative result, and a retest on the eighth day.

The Health Ministry direct


Monday, November 29, 2021Non- Local held along with a pistol in Bijbhera Anantnag: Police

Srinagar: Police on Monday arrested a non-local along with pistol and a Magazine in Bijbhera area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

A senior Police officer told that they apprehended a person identifying him as Parvaiz Salmani son of Shameem Salmani a resident of Fareedpur Maan Bijnoor at present residing in Goriwan Bijbehara.

The police officer further said that one pistol along with a


Monday, November 29, 2021Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid protest by Opposition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking outside the Parliament ahead of the commencement of the Winter Session, said the government was ready to discuss and reply to queries about all issues. “The government is ready to debate any issue and answer any question. We should debate in Parliament and maintain the decorum of the proceedings,” Modi said.

The 25-day Winter Session of parliament, during


Monday, November 29, 2021Two accused arrested with one kg gold jewelry

Samba: The district police arrested two persons for illegally carrying one kg of gold ornaments. He did not have any bill in this regard. Police have registered a case and started interrogation of both.
According to the police, both the people were caught on the basis of a specific information. Both were leaving by car. Police stopped them in Samba and searched the vehicle and recovered one kg o


Monday, November 29, 2021Annual Alumni Meet and Young Achievers Award held at Budkot

Srinagar: In order to refresh the older memories, enliven the nostalgia and share the experience of familiar faces of AAGS, Budkot and also to Motivate the young achievers of Rajwar. An Annual Alumni meet* cum Young achievers award was organised at Ashutoosh Army Goodwill School , Budkot Handwara . The Meet started with Alumni interaction and speech , followed by cultural programmes , felicitatio


Monday, November 29, 2021India leading world in field of start-ups: PM

New Delhi: Asserting that this is an era of start-ups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India is leading the world in this field with more than 70 start-ups having crossed the valuation of USD 1 billion.
In his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, the prime minister also said that he wants to be in service of people and not be "in power".
"I am not in power even today and I don't wa


Monday, November 29, 2021NEP-2020: LG for fast track implementation

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday interacted with vice chancellors and directed fast-tracking implementation of the National Education Policy-2020, an official spokesman said.
Sinha also reviewed programmes undertaken by universities under the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' -- to celebrate 75 years of independence -- and called for highlighting the contribution of fre


Monday, November 29, 2021Parl session to begin today

New Delhi: The joint Opposition Sunday demanded the formal repeal of the three contentious farm laws and a legislation to guarantee MSP, as it raised a host of issues, including price rise and the coronavirus management, at an all-party meeting convened by the government ahead of the winter session of Parliament.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said around 15 issues were r


Monday, November 29, 202184 % women in J&K prefer to stay mum on domestic violence

Jammu: At a time when so much is being made about women empowerment and initiatives to make them feel secure in their and surroundings- a dismal 84 per cent women in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has never sought help or told anyone about the violence experienced by them, the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS) found, clearing indicating that all such efforts especially here ha


Monday, November 29, 2021SFs neutralised all militants involved in civilian killings

New Delhi: Nearly all the terrorists involved in the killings of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir last month have been neutralised and the armed forces are now focussing on intelligence-based "surgical operations" involving smaller teams to deal with terror activities in the Union Territory, sources in the security establishment said on Sunday.
They said a "refined" approach to deal with terrorism


Monday, November 29, 2021Govt detects over 98k fake ration cards

Jammu: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have detected as many as 98,000 fake ration cards and this scam was badly affecting the functioning of the public distribution system in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
During verifications of the existing ration cards issued by the Department of Food, Civil Supply, and Consumer Affairs, authorities detected that as many as 98,000 families were g


Monday, November 29, 2021BJP dividing political parties: Mehbooba

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti accused the BJP on Sunday of creating divisions among the political parties in Jammu and Kashmir and aiming to justify the "unconstitutional and illegal" decisions of August 5, 2019 in the next Assembly through leaders switching parties.
"First it (BJP) attacked the PDP and created proxy parties here -- you know which ones and I do not have to take their na


Monday, November 29, 2021Clamour grows for elections, restoration of statehood in J&K

Azad for elections in 6-7 months; NC ready: Omar

Jammu: Although the centre yet to announce scheduled for assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, the political parties have intensified their campaigns to lure voters and pitch for restoration of statehood.
Fromer Union Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad campaign in Kashmir region while National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah touring in Chenab Valley.
“Now winter has started and e


Monday, November 29, 2021Admin braces up to combat new threat

Two deaths, 145 new cases

Jammu: Amid the growing concern over new coronavirus variant-Omicorn, the health authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have geared itself to tackle the new threat. Moreover, 145 fresh COVID-19 cases recorded in the Union Territory taking the number of those infected to 3,36,531, while two new deaths due to the virus raised the toll to 4,475.
Eighteen of the fresh cases were from the Jammu division an


Monday, November 29, 2021Driver killed in road mishap

Srinagar: A 38-year-old driver was killed on Sunday when his vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge at Sumbal in central Kashmir district of Ganderba, traffic official said.
They said a tipper driver identified as Javid Ahmad Baba died on the spot when his vehicle skidded off the road at Sumbal Bala Gund in Kangan area of Ganderbal and rolled down into a deep gorge.
The bo


Monday, November 29, 2021329 cops promoted

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) who is also Chairman of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) promoted 329 officials of Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir to the next grade.
A police spokesman said, DPC met at Zonal Police Headqarters (Kashmir) under the Chairmanship of IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar for assessing the suitability of Constables, SgCts and HCs of UT Ladakh to


Monday, November 29, 2021Four held for illegal mining

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday claimed to have arrested four persons and their vehicles who were illegally extracting and transporting minerals in central Kashmir district of Budgam.
A police spokesman said, "Police in Budgam have arrested four persons and seized four vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in the district".
He said, the four person


Monday, November 29, 2021Temp further plunges in Kmr

Srinagar: Cold wave conditions again intensified in Kashmir after showing a slight improvement, while the tourist resort of Pahalgam was the coldest place with temperature at minus 3.0 degree Celsius the ski resort of Gulmarg was at minus 1.3 degree Celsius on Sunday.
Srinagar, which recorded sub zero temperature a day ago, plunged to minus 0.2 degree Celsius on Sunday. There was no respite


Sunday, November 28, 2021FICCI FLO JKL first edition half marathon – sows its seed for change

Jammu: The early dawn saw a large number of enthusiast women, men and children on the lawns of the Amar Mahal Palace doing a warm up session to the rhythm of music fervor and Zumba followed by a flag off at 7.00 a.m. for the 21 Km Half Marathon by Dr. Drakshana Andrabi, Chairperson Waqf Board All India and Founding Chairperson Kr. Ritu Singh along with her core team and distinguished members of F


Sunday, November 28, 2021Pulwama on a trajectory of Development and Prosperity: Rohit Kansal

Enjoined Officers to make Public services Accessible

Reviews Developmental Scenario and Winter Preparedness
PULWAMA, NOVEMBER 28:- Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, & Information Department, Rohit Kansal today visited Pulwama to review the overall developmental scenario in the district. He took a first-hand appraisal of all central and UT government developmental and social security schemes, assessing performance of different de


Sunday, November 28, 2021Survey shows 30% women across 14 states, UTs justify men beating their wives

New Delhi, Nov 28: The latest findings of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) revealed that at least 30% of women respondents across 14 states and Union Territories justified women getting beaten by their husbands under certain circumstances.
Data from the NFHS-5 showed that more than 75% women respondents across three states justified men beating their wives in - Telangana (84%), Andhra


Sunday, November 28, 2021Extremely pained by loss of lives due to road accident in Nadia: PM Modi

New Delhi, Nov 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was extremely pained by the loss of lives in the accident in West Bengal's Nadia district and wished speedy recovery to the injured.
At least 18 people were killed during a funeral procession when a vehicle rammed into a stationary truck in the district early on Sunday, a police officer said.
The victims included six women and a


Sunday, November 28, 2021Corruption in recruitment has become identity of BJP govt: Priyanka on UPTET paper leak

New Delhi, Nov 28 : Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday attacked the Yogi Adityanath dispensation over the cancellation of the Uttar Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test following leakage of its question paper, alleging that corruption in recruitment has become the identity of the BJP government.
The UPTET examination scheduled to be held on Sunday has been cancelled following the leaka


Sunday, November 28, 2021Kejriwal writes to PM Modi to stop flights from countries affected by new Covid variant

New Delhi, Nov 28 :Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop flights coming to India from countries affected by a new variant of coronavirus with immediate effect.
"Our country has fought a tough fight against corona for the last one and half years. With great difficulty and due to the selfless service of millions of our Covid warriors, our country


Sunday, November 28, 2021Cooperative model best suited for development of India having 130 cr population: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Nov 28 :The cooperative model is the only model of economic development which will work to achieve an all-encompassing and all-inclusive development of a huge country like India with a population of 130 crore, Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday.
Addressing a gathering here after inaugurating a milk powder factory, a poly film manufacturing plant and other projects of


Sunday, November 28, 2021'Proxy parties' created to help BJP make unconstitutional decision of August 05 as constitutional in J&K assembly: Mehbooba Mufti

Bandipora, Nov 28: Former chief minister and People's Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that the aim of "proxy parties" created by the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir is to make the unconstitutional decision of August 05, 2019 as constitutional decision through them in the assembly.
As per Kashmir News Service ,talking to reporters on the sidelines a party convention in Bandipo


Sunday, November 28, 2021Munawar Faruqui’s Bengaluru show also cancelled; ‘hate won, I’m done,’ says comedian

New Delhi, Nov 28: Standup comedian Munawar Faruqui’s scheduled show in Bengaluru on Sunday evening has been cancelled as the city police asked the organisers to call it off citing ‘law and order’ issues and termed him a ‘controversial figure’.
Munawar Faruqui was supposed to perform at Good Shepherd Auditorium at 5 pm with his show titled ‘Dongri to Nowhere’. Siddharth Dash, one of the organise


Sunday, November 28, 2021Obesity rising among children in India

Jammu, Nov 28: There has been a rise in obesity among children under five years of age with 33 states and Union Territories registering a spike in the number of overweight children, according to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS).
Experts attributed the increase in obesity to lack of physical activity and unhealthy food habits.
The number of overweight children increased from 2.1 p


Sunday, November 28, 2021Hyderpora civilian killings: Omar demands return of 3rd civilian’s body

Jammu, Nov 28: National Conference (NC) Vice President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Saturday demanded the administration to return the body of a civilian from Ramban, who was killed in Hyderpora.
Omar visited Famrote village of Gool Block in district Ramban to condole and express sympathies with the bereaved kin of Amir Magray, who was among the three civilians k


Sunday, November 28, 2021With a taunt on China, US lauds South Africa's detection of 'Omicron' COVID-19 strain

New Delhi, Nov 28: The United States praised South Africa Saturday for quickly identifying the new Covid strain called Omicron and sharing this information with the world -- a barely veiled slap at China's handling of the original outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with South Africa's international relations and cooperation minister, Naledi Pandor, and t


Sunday, November 28, 2021'COVID not over yet,' warns PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat; remembers heroes of 1971 Indo-Pak war

New Delhi, Nov 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation via his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat and urged people across the country to follow appropriate COVID-19 norms amid concerns over the 'Omicron' variant of the infection. In his address, PM Modi warned that the pandemic has not ended yet, saying it is the responsibility of the people to take all necessary precaut


Sunday, November 28, 2021Elderly Woman Dies Of Suffocation In Blaze

Srinagar, Nov 28: An elderly woman died of suffocation while a house got damaged in a fire incident that broke out in Kawdara area of Srinagar on Sunday.

Quoting official sources the fire broke out in the house of Fayaz Ahmad Najar, son of Abdul Rehman at Kawdara.

The fire was brought under control, they said, adding that a 83-year-old woman identified as Raja Begum, wife of Abdul Rehman, h


Sunday, November 28, 2021Winter Session of Parliament to begin on stormy note on Monday

New Delhi, Nov 28 : The Winter Session of Parliament is set to begin on a stormy note on Monday, with the government ready to bring in a bill to repeal the three contentious farm laws.
The Farm Laws Repeal Bill is slated to be introduced in the Lok Sabha.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting for the past one year to repeal the three legislations.
The bill states that though "only a small


Sunday, November 28, 2021Cold wave grips J&K, Ladakh

Srinagar, Nov 28: Cold wave conditions gripped Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Sunday as the minimum temperature remained below the freezing point in the two union territories (UTs).
The Meteorological Department (MeT) officials said same weather conditions are likely to continue during the next few days as there is less chance of any major change in the prevailing weather during this period.


Sunday, November 28, 2021India reports 8,774 new COVID cases, 621 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Nov 28: India saw a single-day rise of 8,774 new coronavirus infections, taking country's total tally of cases to 3,45,72,523, while the active cases have declined to 1,05,69, the lowest in 543 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The death toll has climbed to 4,68,554, with 621 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in


Sunday, November 28, 2021Pilot project to revive Namda craft launched

Srinagar: Union Minister of State Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Saturday launched a pilot project to revive and promote traditional 'Namda' craft in Jammu and Kashmir and said that efforts are afoot to increase the carpet export from Rs 600 crore to Rs 6,000 crore.
The Union Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Electronics and Information Technology launched two ambitious project


Sunday, November 28, 2021SMC suspends 2 employees, attaches enforcement officer

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Commissioner Athar Amir has suspended Ward officer, Zonal Enforcement Officer (ZEO) and has attached Chief Enforcement Officer (CEO) for failing to take necessary action against illegal construction at Batapora Srinagar.
The commissioner has further asked the official to do the detailed inquiry and submit a report within 7 days.
Reports said th


Sunday, November 28, 2021PM calls for review of plans for easing I’ntltravel curbs

New Delhi: As concerns grow over a new COVID variant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for a proactive approach and a review of plans for easing of international travel curbs and urged people to be more cautious while several states moved quickly to take precautionary measures and remain vigilant.
Two South African returnees to Bengaluru, meanwhile, tested positive for COVID-19 an


Sunday, November 28, 202186 pc children vaccinated against 6 childhood illness

SRINAGAR: According to National Family Health Survey-5 (NHFS-5), over 86 percent of children aged between 12-23 months in Jammu and Kashmir have received all basic vaccinations against six major childhood illnesses.
The vaccination against six major childhood illnesses includes Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, and measles. Vaccinations were recorded from a vaccination card fo


Sunday, November 28, 2021Grievance redressal biggest aspects of governance: LG

Jammu: Terming grievance redressal as one of the biggest aspects of good governance, Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday directed Deputy Commissioners and officials to resolve public complaints promptly.
The Lt Governor passed explicit directions to all officials concerned in districts and secretariat for ensuring that public welfare services are delivered, and requests and co


Sunday, November 28, 20213 more deaths, 149 fresh cases

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday witnessed three deaths and 149 fresh positive cases taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 1,724.
With three more deaths, the death toll in the UT stands at 4,473 and 149 fresh positive cases reported on Saturday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 336,386.
Of the exact number of 336,386 cases, 211,416 are from Kashmir d


Sunday, November 28, 20212 militant aides held in Kashmir

Srinagar: Security forces on Saturday arrested two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant associates in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered ammunition and incriminating material from them, police said.
A police spokesman identified them as Muzamil Ayoub Bhat and Suhail Manzoor Mohand -- both residents of Shahabad Kharpora Bala LalgamAwantipora.
"Two terrorist associates linked with pro


Sunday, November 28, 2021BJP leader quits party over 'neglect'

Jammu: BJP's Jammu and Kashmir unit publicity secretary Arun K Chibber announced his resignation from the basic membership of the party on Saturday over alleged neglect and humiliation.
Addressing a press conference here, the 65-year-old Chibber said he "remained associated with the party for over 40 years, working with full dedication and devotion".
"I was linked with the BJP since its formati


Sunday, November 28, 2021GoI launches drone for aerial delivery of vaccines in J&K

GoI launches aerial delivery of vaccines by drone in J&K

Jammu: Unlike Pakistan which uses drones to drop weapons and further terrorism in Indian territory, India uses its drones to serve humanity, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday at the launch of operations of an unmanned aeriel vehicle to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to areas along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.
The indigenously built medium-class multicopter unmanned arie


Sunday, November 28, 2021Local admin sabotaging elections in J&K: Omar

Jammu: NC vice president Omar Abdullah on Saturday said the Centre seems ready to hold assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir but many "kings without crown" in the local administration are out to "sabotage" it as they don't want to transfer power back to the people.
He said there is no possibility of elections in the union territory if the vested interests in the local administration prevail.


Sunday, November 28, 2021Azad asks govt to hold polls right after winter

Srinagar: The Centre should conclude the delimitation process in Jammu and Kashmir by February and hold assembly polls immediately after the winter, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Saturday.
Addressing a workers' meeting in Devsar area of south Kashmir's Kulgam, about 75 kms from here, Azad also said it was not feasible to conduct polls during the next four months of winter.
The next f


Sunday, November 28, 2021J&K assembly elections likely before 2022 Amarnath Yatra

Draft report on delimitation will soon shared with associate members, Lok Sabha members of NC, BJP

Jammu: With the assembly elections likely to be held by May-June next year, various political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have started increasing their footfall on the ground first time after August 5, 2019 when article 370 was scrapped.
Top sources indicate that the delimitation commission has completed its draft report of new and re-alignment of some old assembly seats in J&K.
The commission


Sunday, November 28, 2021India logs 8,318 cases

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 8,318 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,63,749, while the active cases have declined to 1,07,019, the lowest in 541 days, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.
The death toll has climbed to 4,67,933 with 465 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise


Sunday, November 28, 2021Met predicts snowfall in Kmr

Srinagar: The Meteorological Department on Saturday predicted a light to moderate snowfall in the first week of December in Jammu and Kashmir, even as the mercury settled above the freezing point in Srinagar, providing some relief to residents from the prevailing cold conditions.
“The weather will remain dry till the evening of December 4. However, there’s a possibility of light snowfall between


Sunday, November 28, 2021Over 1,537 acres of land retrieved

Jammu: Authorities in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir have retrieved over 1,537.4 acres of state land and those given under the Roshni Act during an anti-encroachment drive an official spokesman said on Saturday.
The drive was conducted across Ramban from November 15 on the directions of Ramban Deputy Commissioner Mussarat Islam, the spokesman said.
Providing a break-up, the Revenue depart


Saturday, November 27, 2021Director HP&M discusses web store launch of J&K’s indigenous agri products with Amazon

Lavender, Walnut, Anar Dana of Doda region likely to hit e-store soon

DODA, NOVEMBER 27: In its efforts towards providing marketing linkage to local fruit and vegetable growers, Directorate of Horticulture Planning and Marketing Jammu and Kashmir is conversing with Amazon to launch famous agro and Horticulture products of the Jammu and Kashmir on its web-store.
In this regard, Director Horticulture Planning and Marketing Jammu and Kashmir Vishesh Mahajan held a


Saturday, November 27, 2021Reasi Admin organises Pani Samiti Sammelan

REASI, NOVEMBER 27: District Administration Reasi organised Pani Samiti Sammelan at District Auditorium DC Office , here the other day.
Pani Samitis have been constituted in consonance with the guidelines of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to oversee and lead conservation of water and water bodies in the rural areas.
In his address, Charandeep Singh said that these Samities are required to be train


Saturday, November 27, 2021JKJA hosts Special Training program on ‘Cannons of Judicial Ethics’ for Munsifs

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 27: Under the visionary patronage of Mr. Justice Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, (Patron-in-Chief, J&K Judicial Academy) and inspiring guidance of Mr. Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Chairman, and other Judges of Governing Committee of Jammu & Kashmir Judicial Academy, One day Special Training programme on the Cannons of Judicial Ethics;


Saturday, November 27, 2021DGP J&K inaugurates Jammu Bike Fest

Youth is future, hope of nation: DGP Shri Dilbag Singh

Jammu, 27 November 2021: Our youth is our future and hope of nation and they have to act as responsible and careful citizens. This was stated by the Director General of Police J&K Shri Dilbag Singh who was chief guest at the inauguration of Jammu Bike Fest organised by Big FM and associate partners at Bahu Plaza today.

Complementing the organizers for organizing the bike fest in Jammu


Saturday, November 27, 2021Review easing of international travel curbs: PM Modi to officials amid concerns over new Covid variant

New Delhi, Nov 27 : The Prime Minister on Saturday said that India needs to be proactive in light of the new variant of concern — Omicron — being detected in South Africa — directing officials to review plans for easing of international travel restrictions in light of the emerging new evidence.
On Saturday, top health ministry officials briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Omicron along with


Saturday, November 27, 2021Bigg Boss 15 Weekend Ka Vaar: Salman Khan gets furious at everyone, says no one has winner qualities

New Delhi, Nov 27 : Even after weeks of Bigg Boss 15, the show and its contestants are unable to create a buzz among the audience. The makers are sure trying hard to grab eyeballs, and last week’s shocking eviction and wildcard entries are proof. Last week, Bigg Boss 15 witnessed three evictions. Vishaal Kotiaan, Jay Bhanushali and Neha Bhasin were evicted from the game. On the other hand, Rasham


Saturday, November 27, 2021President Kovind calls upon judges to ‘exercise utmost discretion’ in courtroom remarks

New Delh i, Nov 27 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday called upon judges “to exercise utmost discretion in their utterances in the courtrooms” saying that “indiscreet remarks, even if made with good intention, give space for dubious interpretations to run down the judiciary”.
Speaking at the valedictory session of the Constitution Day celebrations at Vigyan Bhavan here, Kovind said that “in


Saturday, November 27, 2021Actor Sidharth Malhotra starts shooting for 'Yodha'

Mumbai, November 27: Actor Sidharth Malhotra has commenced the shooting of his film 'Yodha' today.

Taking to Instagram Story, Sidharth posted a string of pictures from the sets to share the update with his fans. In the first image, he gave us a glimpse of the film's clapperboard.

"Yodha begins," he captioned the snap. Backed by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, 'Yodha' is reportedly an aer


Saturday, November 27, 2021Service records gutted in fire at BMO office in Bandipora, employees anxious

Bandipora, 27 Nov: Scores of health department employees working in Bandipora medical block in north Kashmir have been left high and dry after their service records were gutted in the fire that broke out in the office of Block Medical Officer Bandipora two days ago.
Officials working in the medical block told Greater Kashmir that at least sixty service books, including pay accounts rolls of the


Saturday, November 27, 2021Need base Employees of PDD Langate Handwara holds protest against PDD authorities

Srinagar: Need base Employees of PDD Langate Handwara holds protest against pdd authorities demands justice in favor.

They said that we are working in farflung areas under several feets of snow in winters, our family and children's are suffer.

They said that if Govt would not fulfilled our genuine demands,we will taken such steps the responsibility will be upon higher officials. They appea


Saturday, November 27, 2021Zorawar Garrison, Gujjarpatti of Indian Army Organised a Medical Camp at Lolab Kupwara

Kupwara, November 27: In Consonance with the Ongoing Celebrations for 'Azaadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav' & 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh', Zorawar Garrison, Gujjarpatti of Indian Army Organised a Medical Camp at Lolab

As a part of celebrations of 'Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav', 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' and with an aim to provide basic health facilities in far-flung areas, the 'Zorawar Garrison', Gujarpatti of the Indi


Saturday, November 27, 2021Indian Army Organises Program In J&K's Samba District To Encourage Youth To Join Forces

Jammu, November 27: With an aim to motivate the youth to join the armed forces, the Indian Army held an interactive program in the border district of Samba in Jammu and Kashmir. The initiative has been taken by the Indian Army for motivating the youth in the Samba district for joining forces and further making them aware of the operational preparedness.

As a part of this program, several youn


Saturday, November 27, 2021Haji Arif, a terrorist killed on Poonch LoC, was a commander in the Pakistan Army

Srinagar: Security forces in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir killed a terrorist named Haji Arif in an encounter on November 26, 2021 (Friday) in an operation against terror that Pakistan and it has nurtured. Tell us that Haji Arif had been engaged in infiltrating Pakistani terrorists into India for the past several years. Pakistani Special Force and Pak Rangers supported him in this work


Saturday, November 27, 2021Weatherman predicts light to moderate snowfall in Kashmir on December 4, 5

Srinagar, Nov 27: The local Meteorological Department on Saturday predicted light to moderate snowfall in Kashmir and Ladakh on December 4 and 5.
A meteorological department official told that the probability of snowfall is more than 50% adding that mainly dry weather is expected in Kashmir and Ladakh till December 3 while weather will be mainly clear to partly cloudy in most parts of Jammu regi


Saturday, November 27, 2021J&K IMPARD Celebrates Constitution Day

Jammu, Nov 27 : Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development, today celebrated Constitution Day under the supervision of its Director General, Saurabh Bhaghat at IMPRD main campus, Srinagar.

J&K IMPARD observed the Constitution Day (Samvidhan Divas in Hindi and Yomi Aain in Urdu) to commemorate the passing of Constitution of India for a free liberal de


Saturday, November 27, 2021SC Agrees to Hear Plea Against HC Upholding Asthana’s Appointment as Delhi Police Chief

New Delhi, Nov 27 : Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Union Government and Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on an appeal filed by the NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) challenging the Delhi High Court’s order upholding Asthana’s appointment as Delhi police chief.
A two-judge bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and A.S. Bopanna directed both the Centre and Asthan


Saturday, November 27, 2021J-K: Advanced research station in Pampore training farmers to grow saffron indoor

Jammu, November 27: Advanced research station for saffron and seed spices, SKUAST-K in Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir, has started training farmers to grow saffron indoor.
While speaking to sources, Assistant Professor, Niyaz Ahmad, said, "We have been working on indoor saffron cultivation for 4-5 years. It's beneficial for landless farmers. We will popularise it."
"High density, is one of the late


Saturday, November 27, 2021Slight respite in cold conditions in Kashmir, mercury settles at 0.4 degree Celsius in Srinagar

Jammu, Nov 27: Freezing cold conditions eased a bit in Kashmir and Ladakh with Srinagar recording a minimum temperature of 0.4°C on Saturday.
Quoting a meteorological department official, news agency GNS reported that mercury in Srinagar settled at 0.4°C against previous night’s minus 1.3°C. On November 23, the mercury settled at minus 2.3°C which is lowest temperature recorded so far this seaso


Saturday, November 27, 2021Kashmir power consumption rose by nearly 8 %, gobbles up nearly 65k million units this year

Jammu, Nov 26: The Kashmir valley has consumed 64,588 million units of energy, registering a 7.98 per cent rise this year in its power consumption compared to last year's, officials said on Friday.
J&K Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta was apprised of the latest trend in power consumption in the valley during a high-level meeting chaired by him to take stock of the functioning of the Union Territ


Saturday, November 27, 2021World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant

Jammu, Nov 27 : Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fuelled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent.
A World Health Organization panel named the variant omicron and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the predo


Saturday, November 27, 2021India logs 8,318 new COVID cases, 465 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Nov 27: India saw a single-day rise of 8,318 new coronavirus infections taking the country's tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,63,749, while the active cases have declined to 1,07,019, the lowest in 541 days, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.
The death toll has climbed to 4,67,933 with 465 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily ris


Saturday, November 27, 2021Protect judiciary from targeted attacks: CJI

New Delhi, Nov 26: Asking the Bar Association to stand up for what is right and against what is wrong, Chief Justice NV Ramana on Friday urged the lawyers to protect the judiciary from “motivated and targeted attacks”.
Speaking at the Constitution Day celebration organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), CJI Ramana said that the most important feature of the Indian Constitution is t


Saturday, November 27, 202112.58 per cent population of J&K, Ladakh poor: Niti Aayog

Jammu: The erstwhile state Jammu and Kashmir has secured second spot in list of poorest Union Territories across the country.
According to Niti Aayog's first Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report, the 12.58 per cent population of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is poor.
As per the index, 51.91 per cent population of Bihar is poor, followed 42.16 per cent in Jharkhand, 37.79 per cent


Saturday, November 27, 2021PM terms dynastic parties from Kmr to Kanyakumari threat for democracy

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday tore into the Congress and some other opposition parties saying India is heading towards a kind of crisis in the form of dynastic parties, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, that are run and controlled by the same family for generations to pose the" biggest threat" to a healthy democracy and a concern to people committed to the Constitution.
As the pri


Saturday, November 27, 2021Kashmir’s power consumption grows nearly 8 percent in 1 year

Jammu: The Power consumption in Kashmir regiongrew by nearly 8 per cent to 64,588 Million units (BU) compared to a year agoshowing rapidly increasing demand for electricity and its peak load.
“Kashmir registered 64,588 million units of energy consumption, which is 7.98% higher than the previous year’s consumption of 59,796.19 million units,” an official said.
He added there is a 17.33% incr


Saturday, November 27, 2021Only 30 pc students opt for online learning: ASER

Srinagar: Around 55 percent of school students of Jammu and Kashmir in 2021 preferred to carry learning activities through traditional means while only 30 percent opted for online mode, a survey by ASER reveals.
The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2021 reveals, a total of 55.1 percent students from both private and government-run-schools carried their educational activities through the


Saturday, November 27, 2021Our constitution Inspirational: LG

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday called upon the citizens to uphold the values enshrined in the constitution.
Sinha also read the preamble of the constitution along with President Ram Nath Kovind via video conferencing on Constitution Day on Friday.
Advisers to the LG and other senior officials, including the chief secretary, participated in the mass readin


Saturday, November 27, 2021Survey of impmonument sites conducted in Valley

Srinagar: In a first-of-its-kind exercise in Kashmir, the National Monuments Authority (NMA) has conducted a detailed survey of important Hindu and Buddhist monument sites of the valley, an official spokesman said here on Friday.
The survey was carried out by chairman NMA Tarun Vijay along with the officials of Directorate of Archives, Archaeology and Museums, Jammu and Kashmir.
The wheelchair-


Saturday, November 27, 20214 more fatalities, 174 fresh cases

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Friday witnessed four deaths and 174 fresh positive cases taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 1,719.
With four more deaths, the death toll in the UT stands at 4,470 and 174 fresh positive cases reported on Friday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 336,237.
Of the exact number of 336,237 cases, 211,297 are from Kashmir division a


Saturday, November 27, 2021J&K to increase testing with 30 pc share of RTPCR tests

Jammu: In the backdrop of spurt in COVID cases in certain districts of Jammu and Kashmir, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir has directed health officials to increase the testing capacity with 30 percent share of RTPCR.
“Ensure rapid vaccination, covid appropriate behaviour, community awareness, and quick execution of micro-containment zones to tackle surge in certain districts,” LG


Saturday, November 27, 2021J&K’s fertility rate lowest in country

Jammu: The National Family Health Survey for 2019-21 has revealed that J&K has lowest fertility in whole India and there has been a decline of 0.6 percent fertility rate in J&K since 2015-16 when the last survey was conducted by NFHS.
Experts in Jammu and Kashmir believe that there are many reasons for infertility but the most common reasons are late marriage, knowledge of contraception, obesity


Saturday, November 27, 2021Ultra killed as Army foils infiltration bid along LoC

Police destroys explosives recovered in last 12 yrs

Jammu: One militant killed on Friday as Army has foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Poonch district while Jammu and Kashmir police have destroyed the explosive seized during various militancy operations in district Reasi.
“The Army has foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district and has killed a Pakistani terrorist,” a defence


Saturday, November 27, 2021LG Sinha flags drug addiction across J&K as epidemic levels

Pak pushing drugs to spoil future generations, says DGP

Jammu: Asserting that the thousands of families affected across the Union Territory, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha today flagged drug addiction as epidemic levels and said that the government is committed to purge this menace.
“There are thousands of families scarred by drug addiction, and the government is determined to purge the drug epidemic,” LG Sinha said while c


Saturday, November 27, 2021Police launches complaints portal

Srinagar: Police in Kashmir has come up with an online public grievance redress mechanism to bring transparency in the department by promising action within a fortnight, a police spokesperson said on Friday.
The action came on the order of Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar to bring transparency in the department police station level up, he said.
To this end, the website of zonal


Saturday, November 27, 2021PTAO warns to stop fuel supply

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Petrol Tanker Owners Association on Friday has warned the government to stop the supply of petroleum products in the Union Territory if their demands are not met at the earliest.
Addressing a press conference here, President of J&K Petrol Tanker Owners Association, Anan Sharma, who has been re-elected as association head, said that if the government's indifferent att


Saturday, November 27, 2021Cop arrested for accepting bribe

Jammu: The sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday caught a policeman red handed while accepting a bribe at police station Bishnah here in the city outskirts.
The CBI team acting on a complaint, raided the police station and caught the cop of the rank of an Assistant Police Officer red handed.
"He has been taken into custody and the matter is being investigated," said an offici


Saturday, November 27, 2021183 acres of land retrieved

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has retrieved over 183 acres of prime state land that was encroached by several people in Doda and Reasi districts of Jammu region, officials said on Friday.
In their biggest ever drive in Doda district, teams from the revenue department recovered over 98 acres of state and Roshni land in the last two days, they said.
The encroached lands were retriev


Saturday, November 27, 2021Housing facility

Living under fear of psychosis in the wake of civilian killings especially of a particular community, the displaced employees’ from the Kashmir Pandit fraternity serving the Kashmir valley under Prime Minister Relief Package will get housing facilities by 2022.Under the Prime Minister's relief package, all the displaced employees will be given suitable accommodation by next year. The accommodatio


Friday, November 26, 2021J&K Sports Policy to kick-start in 2 mths:LG Sinha

Jammu, Nov 26 : Stating that to give fillip to the sports discipline and related infrastructure, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said much awaited sports policy will be launched in next one month.
"We know that from 2014 onwards, no recruitment has been made in the sports sector but I want to announce that new Sports Policy for Jammu and Kashmir is in the pipeline and


Friday, November 26, 2021Sonia, Rahul to address Congress rally against price rise, inflation on Dec 12

New Delhi, Nov 26: Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address a public rally here on December 12 as part of her party's drive against price rise and inflation.
The Congress president and the party have decided to draw the country's attention to price rise and inflation' by holding a massive "Mehngai Hatao rally" in Delhi on December 12, AICC general secretary K C Venugopal said.
The rally wi


Friday, November 26, 2021Rupee plunges by 37 paise against dollar on new COVID variant worries

New Delhi, Nov 26: The rupee on Friday plunged by 37 paise against the US dollar as investors turned cautious in view of massive selloffs in domestic equities and worries over a new variant of COVID-19.
At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened at 74.60 and witnessed an intra-day high of 74.58 and a low of 74.92 against the US dollar in day trade.
The local unit settl


Friday, November 26, 2021He is not bowling so can we call him all-rounder? asks Kapil Dev on Hardik Pandya

New Delhi ,Nov 26: Legendary former India captain Kapil Dev on Friday asked whether Hardik Pandya can be called an all-rounder given that he has not been bowling as much as the role demands.
A vital cog in India’s scheme of things in white-ball cricket, the flamboyant Pandya bowled in just two matches in the recent T20 World Cup where India went out in the group stage itself.
He is also under f


Friday, November 26, 2021Gadkari Promises 8-Hr Travel Between Delhi And Srinagar By 2023

Jammu, Nov 26: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has promised to reduce the travel time by car between New Delhi and Srinagar from 24 hours to just 8 hours, while the drive between Jammu and Srinagar in December 2023 would be of an incredible four hours.
Addressing a public meeting at Doda after laying foundation stone for 25 surface communication projects, with aggre


Friday, November 26, 202112.58% population in J&K is poor: NITI Aayog

Jammu, Nov 26: First ever Multidimensional Poor Index (MPI) report of India has revealed that 12.58 percent population in Jammu and Kashmir is poor.
As per the report prepared by government of India’s think-tank body – NITI Aayog, 12.58 percent population in erstwhile state of J&K which included newly created UT of Ladakh is poor.
The multidimensional poor index has taken into consideration var


Friday, November 26, 202124 Kg RDX, 71 Hand Grenades Destroyed by Reasi Police: SSP

Jammu, Nov 26: Reasi Police destroyed explosive seized during various millitancy operations in Subdivision Mahore of district Reasi.

Police station & SOG had seized Grenades, IEDs, RDX in 15 militancy cases registered since 2009 in Mahore-Chassana area. These Explosives remained in the safe custody of police since years. Sensing security threat of accidental explosions, Reasi Police approache


Friday, November 26, 2021J-K LG launches smart schools in tribal areas; 21,000 students to get scholarships

Jammu, Nov 26: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today launched an ‘historic initiative’ to transform 200 schools into smart schools for tribal communities. The administration has taken another major decision to provide scholarships to 21,000 children of Gaddi, Sippy, Dard, Sheena communities who were deprived of the same for the last 3 decades, Sinha said.
Saying that the priori


Friday, November 26, 2021SC seeks Centre, Rakesh Asthana’s replies on NGO’s plea against his appointment as Delhi CP

New Delhi, Nov 26: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the plea of an NGO challenging the Delhi High Court order which upheld the Centre’s decision to appoint senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police Commissioner.
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and A S Bopanna issued notice to the Centre and Asthana and sought their response on the plea of the NGO, the Centre for Public Inte


Friday, November 26, 2021Man dies as car falls into gorge in J&K's Poonch

Jammu, Nov 26: A man was killed after the car he was driving skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in J&K's Poonch district on Friday.
Quoting official sources, news agency GNS reported that the accident took place when Ashish Khajuria son of Satish Kumar of Mangnar Haveli Poonch lost control over the car bearing registration number JK12B-066 near BSF camp, Uchhad on old road leading to Kha


Friday, November 26, 2021Probe ordered into leakage of President's security details

Jammu, Nov 26: A probe has been ordered into the leakage of a document containing details of security arrangements for President Ram Nath Kovind's two-day visit to Kanpur.
The details had surfaced on some WhatsApp groups.
The document with details regarding the security, fleet, deployment of forces at the venues attended by President Kovind and other protocols was distributed to senior official


Friday, November 26, 2021COVID-19: India reports 10,549 new cases, 488 fresh fatalities

New Delhi,Nov 26: India logged 10,549 new coronavirus infections taking the country's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,55,431, while the active cases rose to 1,10,133, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The death toll climbed to 4,67,468 with 488 fresh fatalities, including 384 in Kerala, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus i


Friday, November 26, 2021Night temperatures drop across J&K, Ladakh

Jammu,Nov 26: Minimum temperature again dropped below the freezing point in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley on Friday due to clear night sky.
The Meteorological Department (MeT) officials said the minimum temperature was minus 1.3 in Srinagar, minus 3.3 in Pahalgam and minus 1.8 in Gulmarg today.
"Drass town of Ladakh had minus 10.8 and Leh minus 9.8 while the weather parameters for Karg


Friday, November 26, 2021Militant killed as infiltration attempt foiled in J&K’s Mendhar: Army

Srinagar, Nov 26: Army on Friday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by killing a militant along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
"On night of 25 Nov 2021, Pak terrorist attempted an infiltration bid along LoC in Bhimber Gali sector (J&K),” Jammu based Defence PRO Devinder Anand said.
"Alert Indian Army troops successfully foiled the infiltration attempt


Friday, November 26, 2021PM Modi addresses event at Parliament on Constitution Day, says Constitution binds this diverse country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Constitution was drafted after many hindrances and united the princely states in the country. Speaking at the celebration of Constitution Day in the Central Hall of Parliament, Mr. Modi said Constitution Day is the day to salute this House, where many of India's leaders brainstormed to give the Constitution of India. He said the Nation pays tribute to Mahat


Friday, November 26, 2021Budget FY23 to take on board J&K public’s input, says CBIC

NEW DELHI: Suggestions from the people of Jammu & Kashmir will be collected in a citizen contact drive for the preparation of Union budget for FY23, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has said.
The tax authority in an update posted on its website, mentioned that, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has urged CBIC and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to be the “agents


Friday, November 26, 2021Slight respite from cold conditions in Kmr

Srinagar, Nov 25: The night temperature at most places in Kashmir stayed above the freezing point on Thursday as the residents in the valley experienced slight relief from cold conditions which had set in earlier than usual this year, officials said.
Pahalgam and Gulmarg were the only two places in the valley which experienced sub-zero night temperature on Wednesday night, the officials said.


Friday, November 26, 2021Sgr ranked 39th in NITI Aayog’s SDG Urban Index

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar city secured 61.50 points as it was ranked 39th in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Urban Index 2021 which was released by the NITI Aayog on Tuesday.
A total of 56 urban areas on 77 SDG indicators across 46 targets of the SDG framework has been ranked by the NITI Aayog in collaboration with GIZ and BMZ under the umbrella of Indo-German Development Cooperation.


Friday, November 26, 2021HC seeks detail of politicians occupying govt accommodation

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday has sought details regarding politicians and ex-legislators occupying government accommodation across the Union Territory.
Hearing PIL highlighting illegal occupation of ministerial accommodation, the Division Bench of High court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh ( Jammu Wing) comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Mohd


Friday, November 26, 2021182 new cases, no fresh deaths

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Thursday recorded 182 fresh positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 1,706.
The fresh 182 positive cases have pushed the tally of positive cases to 336,063.
Of the exact number of 336,063 cases, 211,166 are from Kashmir division and 124,897 from Jammu division.
Officials said that among 182 new cases, 14


Friday, November 26, 2021LG launches smart schools project for tribal communities

200 schools to be transformed in smart classrooms

Jammu: Asserting that the securing future of tribal kids is priority of government, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched ambitious project of transforming 200 schools into smart schools for tribal communities.
The modernization of Smart Schools will be executed in two phases. In the first phase, works related to 100 schools will be completed by March 2022 and another 1


Friday, November 26, 2021J&K Police chief terms criticism as ‘nonsense’

Jammu: Reacting to the Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti’s doubts over authenticity of Rambagh encounter, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Thursday said that killers suddenly turned innocents for some people and such “nonsense” is unjustified.
“People in the civil society who somehow understand the reality but, try to say something beyond reality and


Friday, November 26, 202130 percent projects completed, 31 % under execution in J&K

Jammu: The project executing agencies have completed 31 percent of identified projects across Jammu and Kashmir under the ambitious programme of Union government ‘Smart City Mission’ – aimed to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local area development as well as harnessing technology, especially technology that leads to Smart outcomes.
Officials told The


Friday, November 26, 2021NIA carries out searches in Kmr

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches at five locations in Kashmir in connection with its investigation into a case related to an Al-Qaeda group's planning to launch terror attacks in India, an official said.
The case was initially registered in Lucknow by Uttar Pradesh's Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on July 7 and subsequently taken over by the NIA for


Friday, November 26, 2021J&K needs to improve perception about its policing among citizens

Jammu: It appears that Jammu and Kashmir needs to make a concerted effort to improve perception about its policing, as it has fared below par in almost all parameters in the recently published survey by the Indian Police Foundation (IPF).
The survey has been conducted from 29 States and Union Territories-to gauge public perceptions about the quality of policing in India and the level of public


Friday, November 26, 2021Major narcotics haul: Heroin of worth Rs1 bn seized, 1 held

Jammu: In a major crackdown against narcotics smuggling, Jammu Police on Thursday have seized 199-marked heroin packets weighing 52 kgs worth Rs 1 billion in an international market from Jhajjar Kotli area here in the city outskirts.
“Acting on specific inputs about the smuggling of contraband, Station House Officer, Police Station, Jhajjar Kotli, Devender Singh laid surprised check points and s


Friday, November 26, 2021Two drug peddlers held

Jammu: Two alleged drug peddlers were arrested on Wednesday after heroin was seized from their possession in Jammu, police said.
On a tip off, a special team intercepted a drug peddler and recovered from him 200 grams of heroin at Roopnagar area and registered a case against him, they said.
He was identified as Arjun Singh of Kathua.
In a separate incident, police arrested a drug peddler at Pa


Friday, November 26, 20219,283 COVID Cases In India

New Delhi: India added 9,283 new coronavirus infections taking the country's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,35,763 while the active cases declined to 1,11,481, the lowest in 537 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The number of deaths climbed to 4,66,584 with 437 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus


Friday, November 26, 2021Minor PoK boy arrested

Jammu: A 14-year-old boy from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) was apprehended by the Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, officials said.
Asmad Ali, a resident of Tatrinote tehsil in Rawalakot, crossed into this side of the LoC near a forward post, following which he was nabbed, they said.
He is being questioned by the Army, the officials said


Friday, November 26, 2021Cop dies after hit by vehicle

Jammu: A constable with the Jammu and Kashmir police died on duty after being hit by an unknown vehicle in Manda area here on Thursday.
Police on Thursday said that constable Queem Ali, 32, son of Qasim Din, resident of Rangora, Majeen, posted at Pacca Danga Police Station, was hit by an unknown vehicle during the wee hours near Manda check post while he was on duty.
He died on the spot, police


Friday, November 26, 2021Infant Mortality Rate

In a significant development, the Infant Mortality Rate in Jammu and Kashmir has been reduced to 20 per 1000 live births against the national average of 30 per 1000 live births.The infant mortality rate is the number of babies less than a year old who die for every thousand live births.As per the data available, Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory stand second-best in Infant Mortality Rate, among t


Thursday, November 25, 2021Jammu to get free WiFi service at 20 more locations under smart city mission

JAMMU: Under Union Government’s Smart City Mission for benefit of students and the community, WiFi services will be installed at 20 more locations in Jammu.

Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) has signed an agreement with service provider LMES to install WiFi hotspots at 20 locations. The agreement was signed and exchanged between the Chief Executive officer of JSCL Avny Lavasa and the director of


Thursday, November 25, 2021DDC Srinagar conducts extensive tour of Fakir Gujri, Mulnar, Dara, other far-flung areas

Srinagar, November 25: The District Development Commissioner(DDC), Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Wednesday undertook an extensive tour of various hilly and far-flug areas of the District to assess the actual requirements for development of Tribal Model Villages sanctioned by Tribal Affairs Department for Fakir Gujri, Mulnar and Dara Panchayats under Public outreach programme.
The DDC visited Gov


Thursday, November 25, 2021Rupee declines 12 paise to 74.52 on month-end dollar demand

Mumbai,Nov 25: The rupee declined by 12 paise to close at 74.52 against the US currency on Thursday amid month-end dollar demand and foreign fund outflows from equity and debt markets.
At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened at 74.55 and witnessed a high of 74.47 and a low of 74.58 against the US dollar.
The local unit finally settled at 74.52, down 12 paise over it


Thursday, November 25, 2021Gold rallies Rs 195; silver climbs Rs 569

Jammu, Nov 25: Gold rallied Rs 195 to Rs 46,625 per 10 gram in the national capital on Thursday in line with gain in international precious metal prices and rupee depreciation, according to HDFC Securities.
In the previous trade, the precious metal had settled at Rs 46,430 per 10 gram.
Silver also jumped Rs 569 to Rs 61,763 per kg from Rs 61,194 per kg in the previous trade.
The Indian rupee d


Thursday, November 25, 2021Sindhu cruises into Indonesia Open quarterfinals

Jammu, Nov 25 : Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu registered a comfortable straight-game win over Germany's Yvonne Li to cruise into the women's singles quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event here on Thursday.

The reigning world champion, seeded third here, hardly broke a sweat to win the second round clash 21-12 21-18 against the world No.26 in 37 minutes at the USD 850,000 event.


Thursday, November 25, 2021Legitimate doubts looming over Rambagh encounter: Mehbooba Mufti

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party President and former Chief Minister of erstwhile J&K state Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said “legitimate doubts are looming’ over alleged encounter” at Rambagh here in which police claimed three militants of TRF were killed.

“After yesterday’s alleged encounter at Rambagh legitimate doubts are looming over its authenticity. As per reports & witnesses it seems t


Thursday, November 25, 2021Cop dies in hit and run accident in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 25: A constable with the Jammu and Kashmir police died on duty after being hit by an unknown vehicle in Manda area here on Thursday.

Police on Thursday said that constable Queem Ali, 32, son of Qasim Din, resident of Rangora, Majeen, posted at Pacca Danga Police Station, was hit by an unknown vehicle during the wee hours near Manda check post while he was on duty.
He died on the sp


Thursday, November 25, 2021India, US agree on transitional approach on Equalisation Levy 2020

India and United States have agreed on a transitional approach on Equalisation Levy 2020. India and United States have agreed that the same terms that apply under the October 21 Joint Statement shall apply between the two countries with respect to India’s charge of two per cent equalisation levy on e-commerce supply of services and the United States’ trade action regarding the Equalisation Levy.


Thursday, November 25, 2021India win toss, elect to bat on a pitch expected to crack

Kanpur, Nov 25: India won the toss and opted to bat first on a pitch against New Zealand in the first Test match at Green Park Stadium here on Thursday.

After calling the toss rightly, Team India Captain Ajinkya Rahane opted to bat first on a pitch which is expected to be good for batting early on, but crack up as the match progresses.

There already are prominent cracks on the pitch and edg


Thursday, November 25, 2021Sensex up marginally by 23 pts

Mumbai, Nov 25: The BSE Sensex on Thursday rose by 23 pts to open at 58,363.93 as buying was seen in Energy, IT and Telecom stocks.

The Nifty was flat at 17,417.30, up by two pts.

The Sensex registered days high and low at 58,439 and 58,199.49 pts respectively.

The Nifty recorded days high and low at 17,454 and 17,375.05 pts respectively.

Out of 30 scrips, 11 advanced while 19 decli


Thursday, November 25, 2021NIA raids multiple locations in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 25: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is currently conducting raids at multiple locations in Kashmir, officials confirmed.

The searches are being conducted at four places by NIA in Srinagar and Shopian districts of Kashmir, they said. Police and CRPF is assisting the NIA.

The raids are happening days after a prominent human rights activist Khurram Parvez was arrested


Thursday, November 25, 2021HM Amit Shah re-emphasizes on growth of infrastructure and peace in North Eastern states

Home minister Amit Shah today re-emphasised that growth of infrastructure and peace in North Eastern states is the top most priority of the Union government. Speaking at the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on empowering North East India, Mr Shah said, Prime minister Narendra Modi has visited over 50 times to North Eastern states after 2014. He said, North Eastern states will prosper with the thr


Thursday, November 25, 2021Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to lead Indian delegation for 13th ASEM Summit to be held virtually from today

The 13th ASEM Summit will be held virtually from today. The theme of the two-day summit is Strengthening Multilateralism for Shared Growth. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will lead the Indian Delegation for the Summit, which is expected to see participation from all 51 member countries and ASEAN and European Union. This Summit will also mark the 25th anniversary of the ASEM process.

The 13th Su


Thursday, November 25, 2021COVID-19: India records 9,119 new cases, 396 more fatalities and 10,264 recoveries

New Delhi, Nov 25: India recorded 9,119 new cases of COVID-19 and 396 more fatalities during the past 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in it's latest update on Thursday.

With the addition of these new cases the cumalative casetally has reached 34,544,882.

The overall death toll from the disease has reached 466,980. The past 24 hours saw 10,264 recoveries nationwide.


Thursday, November 25, 2021President Kovind to address centenary celebrations of Harcourt Butler Technical University in Kanpur today

President Ram Nath Kovind will address the centenary celebrations of Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU) at Kanpur today. President Kovind is on a his two-day visit to the city. HBTU is a premier State Technical University. The HBTU was named after Sir Spencer Harcourt Butler, Governor of the United Provinces in British India and is one of the oldest engineering institutes in the country.


Thursday, November 25, 2021Kangana Ranaut summoned by Delhi Assembly panel over her remarks on Sikhs

Actor Kangana Ranaut has been summoned by the Peace and Harmony Committee of the Delhi Assembly over her remarks against Sikhs through her Instagram profile. Ranaut has been told to appear before the committee headed by Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha on December 6.
“The Committee has received multiple complaints eliciting outrageously offensive and derogatory Instagram stories/posts allege


Thursday, November 25, 2021Sowing done, farmers head to Delhi to mark year of protest

The sowing of wheat done, thousands of protesting farmers have now geared up to march towards the borders of Delhi to mark the first anniversary of their movement against the three contentious agriculture laws as well as to demand an MSP guarantee for their crops on November 26.
Sources said big cavalcades of farmers from Punjab and Haryana will be moving to the borders of Delhi on November 25 a


Thursday, November 25, 2021Fuel prices remain unchanged

New Delhi, Nov 25: The prices of petrol and diesel remained unchanged for the 21st day in a row on Thursday.
The fuel prices had come down sharply on November 4, 2021, after the Center announced reduction in excise duties on petrol and diesel by Rs five and Rs 10 respectively.
In the national capital a litre of petrol costs Rs 103.97, it costs Rs 104.67 in Kolkata, Rs 109.98 in Mumbai and Rs 10


Thursday, November 25, 2021Delhi: Fire breaks out in Geet Colony garment factory, 1 dead

A 40-year-old man died after a fire broke out inside a garment factory in east Delhi’s Geeta Colony on Thursday early morning.

The Delhi Fire Services (DSF) said the man’s charred body was found inside the four-storey factory building around 4 am. The deceased, identified as Sanju Lal, worked at the factory during daytime and was alone when the fire broke out.
DSF chief Atul Garg said: “We re


Thursday, November 25, 2021Mehbooba Mufti bats for restoration of Article 370

Banihal/Jammu, Nov 24 (PTI) PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday asked the Centre to restore Article 370 and resolve the Kashmir issue if it wants to "keep Kashmir", saying people want return of "our identity and honour" and that too with interest.
Addressing a public rally at Neel village of Banihal, she also said the people of Jammu and Kashmir have decided "our fate with Mahatma Gandhi's Ind


Thursday, November 25, 2021J&K unveils rules for maintenance, welfare of parents & senior citizens

Srinagar: The administration of Jammu & Kashmir may constitute a council of senior citizens at the Union Territory and district level for effective implementation of “The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act-2007.”
According to “The Jammu and Kashmir Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Rules, 2021”, the government may by order establish a Union Territory


Thursday, November 25, 2021Conscious of B’desh's efforts to deny space to terror groups: Army chief

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen M M Naravane has said that India was conscious of Bangladesh's efforts to deny space to terror groups that are carrying out subversive activities against India.
In a message played out during an event here on Wednesday to mark 50 years of India-Bangladesh ties, he also asserted that "the historic Land Boundary Agreement" (LBA) between the two countries has shown how an


Thursday, November 25, 2021G&M department, JDA, police canteens yet to adopt digitisation

Jammu: Although, the Jammu and Kashmir government is pushing for digitisation to bring transparency in governance and eradicate corruption practice but certain departments across the Union Territory have turned blind eye towards the ambitious initiative of administration.
These departments adopted causal attitude towards the government’s initiative of digitation apparently leaves the


Thursday, November 25, 2021199 active militants in Valley, says CRPF

New Delhi: As many as 199 terrorists are active in the Kashmir valley at present out of which 110 are locals and 89 are foreigners, informed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday.
Citing an intelligence report shared by all concerned agencies of Kashmir valley, a senior CRPF officer said, “Total 199 terrorists are active in the valley that includes 110 locals and 89 foreigners.”


Thursday, November 25, 2021J&K nods guidelines for ex-gratia to kin of victims

2 deaths, 174 new cases; Jmu admin issues fresh SoPs

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday has approved procedural guidelines for disbursing ex-gratia relief of Rs 50,000 to the next of kin of the victims of COVID while the Union Territory reported 174 cases and 2 deaths.
Moreover, the surge in positivity has prompted, the administration of Jammu district to issue fresh SoPs to combat the infection.


Thursday, November 25, 2021BSF lodges protest with Pak over drone activity

Jammu: The BSF on Wednesday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over its violation of the IB by sending drones across the border and asked the country to refrain from such activities.
The BSF delegation was led by Commandant Ajay Suryavanshi and the Pakistan delegation was led by Wing Commander Lt Col Aquil of 13 Wing Chenab Rangers, a BSF spokesperson said.
The protest was lodged during a


Thursday, November 25, 2021Temp settles above freezing point in Kmr

Srinagar: The night temperature rose across Kashmir valley as Srinagar saw the minimum settle above freezing point for the first time in more than a week on Wednesday, officials said.
The valley had been experiencing sub-zero nights for the past week, setting in chilly winter conditions earlier than usual, MET officials said.
Srinagar recorded a low of 0.3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, up f


Thursday, November 25, 2021TRF commander among three militants killed in Sgr encounter

Srinagar: Three militants including a TRF (Lashkar-e-Toiba) commander were killed in a shoot-out at Rambagh area of Srinagar on Wednesday, police said.
A police official said that acting on a specific lead about the three militants travelling in a vehicle in Srinagar’s Rambagh area, a team of Srinagar police cornered the vehicle and killed three militants.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kash


Thursday, November 25, 2021GoI’s roadmap for J&K to provide freedom from poverty, unemployment: Nitin Gadkari

“In 2 years, projects of Rs 1Lakh crore will be started, Jmu-Sgr travel time to reduce to 4 hr”’

Jammu: The road map of the central government for Jammu and Kashmir will provide freedom to the people of the Union territory from poverty and unemployment, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said, assuring of the European-standard infrastructure in the next three years.
The minister was speaking after laying the foundation stone of 25 national highway projects of a total length of 257 km


Thursday, November 25, 2021India logs 9,283 Cases

New Delhi: India added 9,283 new coronavirus cases and 437 related fatalities in last 24 hours, according to the latest official update. The active cases stood at 1,11,481, comprising 1 per cent of the total count, the lowest since March 2020. The recovery count stood at 98.33 per cent, the highest since then.
Meanwhile, two doses of Covaxin are 50 per cent effective against symptomatic disease,


Thursday, November 25, 2021Driver killed in road mishap

Jammu: A man died when a tanker he was driving plunged into a gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.
Police said that a tanker on its way to Srinagar from Jammu in the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday when it reached near Shatani Nallah, the driver lost control and the tanker fell into the gorge killing him.


Thursday, November 25, 2021Ex-CMO others chargesheeted

Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday produced a chargesheet in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar against then Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Budgam, and others for conducting alleged embezzlement to state exchequer.
An ACB spokesman said, chargesheet was produced in an Anti Corruption Court Srinagar against Dr Mohammad Abdullah then CMO Budgam one deceased offici


Thursday, November 25, 2021Grenade attack at CRPF camp

Srinagar: Militants hurled a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said.
However, no damage was done as the grenade missed the intended target, they said.
The ultras lobbed the grenade towards the CRPF camp at Sumbal in Bandipora, the officials said.
The grenade exploded on the roadside without causing any damag


Wednesday, November 24, 2021DC Jammu reviews progress of works under District Capex Budget, B2V3, PMAY scheme

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 24: Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg today reviewed the ongoing/new works proposed under B2V3 and District Capex Budget including DDC, BDC, PRI components, MGNREGA and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin.
The concerned official informed the meeting that against total 486 works finalized under Back to Village-lll 444 have been tendered, 294 allotted, 244 started, 134 completed a


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Block Divas meeting: DC Reasi listens to public issues at Panchayat Bhambla

REASI, NOVEMBER 24: District Administration Reasi, under the headship of District Development Commissioner, Charandeep Singh, listened to scores of public issues at a Block Divas programme held at Bhambla Panchayat of Block Pouni here on Wednesday.
At the outset, Charandeep Singh inaugurated Guraha Chataala to Satoti road completed under languishing projects and a rural bridal link complet


Wednesday, November 24, 2021NYK Rajouri hosts awareness Program on Catch the Rain, Covid-19 & Self Employment Schemes

RAJOURI, NOVEMBER 24: Nehru Yuva Kendra Rajouri today organised a Mega Awareness Programme on combating Covid-19 Mass Awakening and Action Campaign, besides Catch the Rain and Self Employment Schemes here at Government Degree College Nowshera.
Dr. Surinder Kumar (Principal GDC Nowshera) acted as the Chief Guest, while Nationally Acknowledged Youth Activist Vikrant Sharma was the Guest of Honou


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Weekly Block Diwas: Public Outreach programme held at Dhar Mahanpur

KATHUA, NOVEMBER 24:To listen to the issues and grievances of the people, a Public Outreach Programme was held today at Block Development Office, Dhar Mahanpur as part of weekly Block Divas program.
District Development Council, Chairperson, Mahan Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav; BDC chairperson Dhar-Mahanpur Sushma Devi; District Officers of line departments and PRIs of concerned Panc


Wednesday, November 24, 2021INTACH Jammu starts special series of activities to celebrate World Heritage week

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 24: Intach Jammu Chapter in collaboration with Government College of Education Jammu today started a special series of activities for the celebration of World heritage Week 2021.
On the First Day, a Heritage tour to Birpur-Purmandal –Uttarbehni heritage tourism circuit was organized. As many as 24 students, faculty members & team of Intach participated in the Heritage walk.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021DIC Jammu participates in Literary-cum-Cultural Tribal Festival

Educates youth about benefits of PMEGP

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 24: District Industries Centre, Jammu participated in the two day “Literary-cum-Cultural Tribal Festival” organized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs from 24th November to 25th November, 2021 here at Zorwar Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu.‘
On the directions of Subah Mehta, General Manager, DIC Jammu, Mohammad Ashraf Chowdhary, Project Manager, District Industries Centre,


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Dr SD Singh Jamwal chairs session of 5th World Congress on Disaster Management at IIT New Delhi

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 24: Dr. S.D. Singh Jamwal, Additional Director General of Police Security J&K chaired a Session on Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defence (CBRN) and Biosecurity of 5th World Conference held at IIT New Delhi.
This Conference has assumed special significance in view of prevailing Covid-19 Pandemic all over the world.
During the Session on CBRN and Biosecurity, e


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Arrangements for observing WDD finalized in Poonch

POONCH, NOVEMBER 24: The Arrangements were finalized for observing the World Disability Day in Poonch at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Inder Jeet, here today.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed to raise awareness about disability issues and problems faced by the affected people.
Among others, Senior Superintendent of Police, Dr. Vinod Kumar; Chief Plann


Wednesday, November 24, 20213 militants killed in encounter in Srinagar

Srinagar, Nov 24: Three unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Rambagh area of the city on Wednesday, officials said.

The ultras were killed in a brief shootout near the Rambagh bridge on Lal Chowk-Airport road, the officials said.

They said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants were being ascertained.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Mayor eyes top spot for Jammu in cleanliness survey as city improves ranking

Jammu, Nov 24: Jammu Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta on Wednesday said the city's ranking in the 'Swachh Survekshan' has shown a steady improvement over the past three years but more needs to be done to achieve the top slot.

Gupta said the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) would send teams to the top ranking cities including Indore, Surat and Vijaywada to study various models for further improvement


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Counter-insurgency drill in Jammu creates panic among locals

Jammu, Nov 24: A counter-insurgency drill by police at a building near the main road in Janipur locality here led to panic among locals who mistook it to be a security threat.

Police teams, accompanied by experts from the bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs, were pressed into action at the building that houses a departmental store on its ground floor and a bank branch on the first floor.



Wednesday, November 24, 2021Wild bear captured alive in Gbl

Ganderbal, Nov 24: A wild bear was captured alive in Manigam village of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday morning, an official said.

The official told that a cage was set up after locals spotted the wild bear in Manigam village of Ganderbal .

He said the bear was captured alive from Agriculture fields, adding that the bear was shifted to Dachigam National Park.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021"KASHMER" In collaboration with Help Foundation launches 4th Ambulance Service free Critical care Ambulance across Srinagar,Baramulla, Anantnag and Kupwara

Kashmiri American Society for Medical Education and Research) in collaboration with *HELP foundation added another milestone when a *4th district was added to the Emergency Services map with the inauguration of EMS services in Kupwara district. Service was inaugurated by Mr.Jowhar Ali, Assistant Commissioner Revenue representing District Development Commissioner Kupwara , Mr.Imam U Din (He coul


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Union Cabinet approves bill to repeal three farm laws

The new bill will now be introduced in the Lok Sabha for passage in the upcoming Winter session of Parliament beginning November 29.
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill to repeal the contentious three farm laws, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur informed during a press briefing.
The new bill will now be introduced in the Lok Sabha for passage in the upcoming Winter


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu advances to second round with hard-fought win

India’s double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu showed great determination to outwit a tenacious Aya Ohori in the opening round of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event in Bali on Wednesday.

After a slow start, Sindhu, the reigning world champion, engineered a turnaround to register a hard-fought 17-21 21-17 21-17 win over Japan’s Ohori in one hour 10 minutes to advance to the pre-quarterfinals.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021With Rahul Dravid at helm players will get a lot of assurance, says Harbhajan Singh

Jammu, November 24: With Rahul Dravid as Team India coach the players will get a lot of assurance and there will be lot of stability in the team, says off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
Speaking on Star Sports show, Harbhajan Singh pointed out the positives about Rahul Dravid as Team India’s coach.
“With Rahul coming in, I can tell you that players will be given a lot of assurance. Players will be gi


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Raveena Tandon reveals what connects her Netflix show Aranyak, Bollywood debut Patthar ke Phool

Raveena Tandon is all set to make her digital debut with Netflix original Aranyak. The thriller, served with a dash of supernatural, has been directed by Vinay Waikul. It also stars Ashutosh Rana, Parambrata Chatterjee, Zakir Hussain, Meghna Malik and Indraneil Sengupta in pivotal roles.

Wanting to bring alive the mystery of the forest, the team released the trailer of the drama in Shillim, Ma


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Credible data needed on Covid-19 deaths in country: Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday demanded that the government provide credible data on Covid deaths in the country and pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to families of Covid-19 victims.
Gandhi shared a video in which families, who lost their dear ones due to Covid in Gujarat, alleged that they did not receive timely help from the government.
He also attacked the “Gujarat model


Wednesday, November 24, 2021BJP MP Gambhir alleges death threat from ISIS-Kashmir, police launch probe

Srinagar, Nov 24: Former Indian cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Delhi, Gautam Gambhir has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police, alleging that he and his family have received death threats from ISIS-Kashmir.
"We have received an email from ISIS-Kashmir on the official ID of MP Gautam Gambhir on November 23 at 9.32 p.m.," read the complaint filed by Gambhir's PS.

"We are going t


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Night temperature rises above freezing point in Srinagar

Srinagar, Nov 24: Minimum temperature rose above the freezing point in J&K's Srinagar city on Wednesday due to nightlong cloud cover.

An official of the Meteorological Department (MeT) said, "Minimum temperature rose above the freezing point in Srinagar today due to cloud cover.

"Minimum temperature was 0.3 degrees Celsius in Srinagar today while it was minus 2.0 in Pahalgam and zero in Gul


Wednesday, November 24, 2021India records 9,283 new COVID cases, 437 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Nov 24: India added 9,283 new coronavirus infections taking the country's tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,35,763 of which 3,39,57,698 people have recuperated, while the active cases declined to 1,11,481, the lowest in 537 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll climbed to 4,66,584 with 437 fresh fatalities that include 370 from Kerala a


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Driver killed after tanker falls into gorge near Jawahar Tunnel

Srinagar, Nov 24: A tanker driver from Kathua died after the vehicle he was driving skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge near Jawahar Tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar national highway late last night, officials said on Wednesday.

Quoting a police officer, sources reported that the tanker (JK14A-9786) on way to Srinagar from Jammu skidded off the road and rolled down into a 400-ft gorge near


Wednesday, November 24, 20216G technology launch likely by 2023-end or 2024, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

New Delhi: India is working towards an indigenously developed 6G technology with the aim to launch it either by 2023-end or early 2024, Minister for Communication Ashwini Vaishnaw said Tuesday.

Speaking on ‘New Technology and the Green Economy: Two Trends Shaping a New India?’, the fourth in a series of online, agenda-setting webinars, Vaishnaw said requisite permissions have already been give


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Phase-down vs phase-out at COP: Bhupender Yadav stresses ‘national circumstances’

New Delhi: Arguing that the pace of transition to cleaner energy sources in India must be viewed in light of “national circumstances”, Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav has said that the use of coal in power generation or industrial activities may rise “in absolute terms”, but would decline as a percentage of the overall mix.

Explaining the reasons for India’s intervention to get the term “


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Govt plans Bills to bar pvt cryptocurrency with a few ‘exceptions’, repeal farm laws

New Delhi: Heading into what could be a stormy winter session of Parliament, the government intends to bring a Bill to repeal the three new agriculture laws and another on prohibiting “all private cryptocurrencies in India” with “certain exceptions”.

The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, is listed for introduction — one of 26 Bills — in Lok Sabha in the win


Wednesday, November 24, 2021First real-world study: Covaxin effectiveness 50%

Jammu, November 24: Two doses of Covaxin have 50 per cent effectiveness against symptomatic Covid-19, the first real-world assessment of the effectiveness of the vaccine developed in India suggests.

The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, assessed 2,714 hospital workers at AIIMS, New Delhi, who were symptomatic and underwent RT-PCR testing for the coronavirus between Ap


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Naval leak case: CBI charge sheets another Commander

Jammu, November 24: The CBI has filed a charge sheet against Navy Commander Jagdish who was arrested in late September in connection with the alleged leakage of confidential information related to procurement and maintenance of Naval assets, officials said on Wednesday.

They said while two charge sheets have already been filed against six individuals earlier, the probe against Navy Commander J


Wednesday, November 24, 20215 Kashmiri men convicted for possessing Shahtoosh Shawls made from endangered Tibetian antelopes

New Delhi: A Delhi court convicted five Kashmiri men for possessing Shahtoosh Shawls which is made from the fur of a Tibetan Antelope, an animal protected under the Wildlife Act.

The Shahtoosh trade was banned globally in 1975 under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The antelope is provided protection under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife (Prevention) Act. This ca


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Govt likely to ban cryptocurrencies

New Delhi: The government is likely to bring a bill in the ensuing winter session of Parliament to bar all but a few private cryptocurrencies and create a framework to regulate digital currency issued by the RBI.
The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, is listed for introduction in the Lok Sabha in the winter session, scheduled to begin from November 29.
The b


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Prez honours Galwan heroes, counter-terrorismwarriors

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday honoured the heroes of the Galwan clash and warriors of anti-counter-terrorism with gallantry awards in the Defence Investiture ceremony.
In the ceremony today, Colonel Santosh Babu, who was the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar regiment during Operation Snow Leopard and was among the 20 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the fierce hand


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Three LeT militants held for killing of salesman in Kmr

Srinagar: Police in Jammu and Kashmir arrested three people on Tuesday for their involvement in the killing of salesman Mohammad Ibrahim Khan on November 8..
All three nabbed are residents of Pulwama and are allegedly linked to terror outfit The Resistance Front (TRF), the offshoot of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The trio killed Khan on the instructions of their Pakistani-based handlers


Wednesday, November 24, 2021CAT's Sgr bench to provide speedy relief to govt employees: Jitendra

Srinagar: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday inaugurated the Srinagar bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and said it will provide speedy relief to government employees in their service cases.
He also said that Jammu and Kashmir has two CAT benches -- Jammu and Srinagar -- and this is because Prime Minister Narendra Modi accords special priority to the Union Territory.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Nitin Gadkari to arrive Jmu today

Jammu: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone of 25 national highway projects of a total length of 257 km with an investment of Rs 11,721 crore in Jammu on Wednesday.
According to officials the three major highways are being upgraded in Jammu and Kashmir and it would give a respite to the local population due to ease in connectivity. One of the


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Displaced employees’ posted in Kmr to get housing facility by 2022

Jammu: Living under fear of psychosis in the wake of civilian killings especially of a particular community, the displaced employees’ from the Kashmir Pandit fraternity serving the Kashmir valley under Prime Minister Relief Package will get housing facilities by 2022.
“Under the Prime Minister's relief package, all the displaced employees will be given suitable accommodation by next year,” an of


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Human rights community for release ofKmri activist

New Delhi: The arrest of Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez in a terror funding probe has drawn sharp reactions from the human rights community, including global organisations which said he is not a terrorist and called for his immediate release.
Parvez, coordinator of the J&K Coalition of Civil Society, was detained and later arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Preventi


Wednesday, November 24, 2021179 new cases, 2 more deaths

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 179 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the infected number of people to 3,35,707 while two fresh deaths due to the virus were reported from the Union Territory in the past 24 hours, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 30 were from Jammu division and 149 from Kashmir division of the UT, the officials said.
They said Srinagar district recorded the h


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Govt terminates two more teachers for remaining unauthorizedly absent

SRINAGAR: Two more teachers have been terminated from the services by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir for remaining unauthorizedly absent from their duties.
The teachers that have been terminated include one each from Anantnag and Srinagar district. The order in this regard has been issued by the Director of School Education Kashmir.
As per the order, Jameela Akhter was appointed i


Wednesday, November 24, 2021J&K govt accountable for every rupee spent on ground after revoking Article 370: Sitharaman

I want banks in J&K to build floors of opportunities, says LG

Jammu: Asserting that abrogation of Article 370 was the biggest favour to the people for a transparent, accountable and democratised government in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the territorial administration is now accountable for every rupee that is deployed on the ground.
She further said the entire administration in the Union Territory is now vis


Wednesday, November 24, 2021India reports 7,579 cases

New Delhi: India logged 7,579 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 543 days, taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,26,480, while the active cases were the lowest in 536 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
The death toll climbed to 4,66,147 with 236 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavi


Wednesday, November 24, 20212 OGWs arrested

Srinagar: Two alleged overground workers (OGW) were arrested in south Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said.
They said a joint team of forces had set a mobile checkpoint at Galandar crossing at Pampore in Awantipora sub district and during which two OGWs were arrested.
“The two OGWs were identified as Jahangir Ahmed Bhat and Asgar Ahmed Lone. Eight live ammunition of AK47 series and a hand gre


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Sgr witnesses coldest night

Srinagar: Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as the mercury dipped to minus 2.3 degree Celsius and cold condition continued unabated across Valley and Ladakh Union Territories disrupting normal activities.
Freezing cold conditions continue to prevail in Valley as Srinagar experienced the coldest night of the season with temperature furthe


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Man self immolates

Jammu: The lackadaisical attitude by the authorities of the Labour Commissioner has forced a young man to take extreme step in ending his life.
As per source, Kamal a resident of Ward number 5 in Arnia went to the Labour commissioner office on November 16 for preparing of his labour card.
However the staff at Labour commissioner office did not entertain his request. Dejected by the refusal fr



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