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Saturday, May 25, 2019Nowshera: Action taken against 4 absentee Doctors

Rajouri, May 25: District Administration Rajouri today withheld the salary of four doctors of Sub District Hospital Nowshera for remaining absent from duty without taking leave.
Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad found the doctors absent during a surprise inspection of the SDH and several Government offices in Nowshera.
During the inspection of Sub district Hospital Nowshera, the depu


Saturday, May 25, 2019Jammu: RTO tightens nose around Auto Rickshaws plying without fare metres

Jammu, May 25: Motor Vehicles Department, Jammu today laid special nakas at various places to crackdown on the Auto Rickshaws plying without Fare meters.
A team headed by RTO Jammu Dhananter Singh and assisted by ARTO Shafqat Majeed Bhat and MVI Er. Gurmeet Singh Bali checked more than 50 Auto Rickshaws in different areas of the city. As many as 17 Auto Rickshaws were challaned/fined under v


Saturday, May 25, 2019Video Surveillance to curb absenteeism in Kishtwar

Kishtwar, May 25: District Development Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana today constituted for Video Surveillance teams to curb absenteeism in government officers.
“To curb the menace of absenteeism several Video Surveillance Teams were constituted which will be positioned at Strategic Locations in Kishtwar Town, its peripheries, besides Sub Divisional and Tehsil Headquarters to keep watch o


Saturday, May 25, 2019Div Com reviews action taken for rehabilitation of mule owners

Jammu, May 25: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting to review action taken towards rehabilitation of mule owners plying on Shri Mata Vaishno Devi track.
The Government has decided to rehabilitate these ponywalas as National Green Tribunal issued certain guidelines for preservation of ecology around the shrine.
The meeting was attended by Chief Executive Officer,


Saturday, May 25, 2019Advisor Sharma visits Suchetgarh border

Discusses modalities for development of border tourism

Jammu, May 25: Advisor to Governor K.K Sharma today visited border and discussed development of border tourism at Suchetgarh on the pattern of Wagah Border.
He chaired a meeting of officers of Border Security Force (BSF) and senior officers of the line departments and sought details of the tourism and other development works being carried out for the benefit of the people living along IB.


Saturday, May 25, 2019Apni Mandi starts function at Tapyal

Fruit Growers taught about best marketing practices

PURMANDAL, MAY 25: An Awareness program for promoting horticulture marketing facilities at ‘Apni Mandi’ at Tapyal here at Data Da Talab was organised today.
The chief guest SDM Vijaypur Vijay Kumar and Chief Horticulture Officer Samba, AGMO Anuj Verma and others spoke to the gathering comprising Sarpanchs, Panchs, orchardists of Purmandal block and prominent citizens of Gaghwal block.


Saturday, May 25, 2019Director Agriculture reviews achievements of Farmers’ welfare schemes

Action Plan for Central, State schemes discussed

JAMMU, MAY 25: Director Agriculture P. S. Rathore, today chaired a meeting of the District Officers to review the progress of various Farmers’ welfare schemes and programmes.
The physical and financial components under Centrally Sponsored and State Sector Schemes for the financial year 2019-20 of each district were discussed threadbare.
The Director Agriculture stressed on identification


Saturday, May 25, 2019DDC Doda reviews functioning of ICDS Deptt

DODA, MAY 25: District Development Commissioner Dr Sagar D Doifode today reviewed the functioning ICDS department and the Anganwari Centres run by it in the district here at meeting of CDPOs and Supervisors.
The meeting held a detailed deliberation on the working and smooth functioning of Anganwari Centres.
The DDC directed the supervisors to timely provide the fixed quantity of food and nutr


Saturday, May 25, 2019Div Com, IGP inspect, review Jammu- Srinagar highway

Review Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2019 arrangements

RAMBAN. MAY 25: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma along with Inspector General of Police (IGP), M K Sinha, today inspected National highway in district Ramban and reviewed the arrangements for smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2019.
Accompanied by Deputy Commissioner (DC), Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Baht, SSP, Anita Sharma, SSP Traffic, JS Johar, ADC Dr. Basharat Hussa


Saturday, May 25, 2019Three officials suspended in Bandipora, disciplinary action against four doctors

BANDIPORA, MAY 25: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, surprise inspections were conducted at several government offices in the district by Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reyaz Ahmad Beigh.
During the inspection, three revenue officials were found unauthorizedly absent from their duties and were placed under suspension and enquiry has been initiated against them.
The Deputy Co


Saturday, May 25, 2019Symposium on Drug de-addiction held at Akhnoor

JAMMU, MAY 25: Anamika Sharma, a student of class 9th was declared as best speaker at a symposium contest on the topic, “ Drug de-addiction”, organized by Cultural Wing Department of Information &Public Relations, Jammu today here at GHS, Dhok Khalsa.
Headmaster of the host school, Joginder Singh was the chief guest. He called upon the students to spread the message of drug de- addic


Saturday, May 25, 2019Jammu Admin to host Summer School Olympaid DC reviews preparedness for mega sports event

JAMMU, MAY 25: District Administration Jammu is going to organize Summer School Olympaid “Sports for peace and development” under centrally sponsored scheme “ Khelo India”.
The sports event will start from May 27, 2019 and continue till May 31, 2019 here at University of Jammu ground.
In this regard, District Development Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar reviewed the preparations here at a


Saturday, May 25, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, MAY 25: According to Superintending Engineer, Elect. Maintt. & R.E. Circle-1, Jammu, to carry out the work of Pole installation, the power supply to Nagrota Market, CRPF Camp, Migrant Camp, TOK Bahirra and its adjoining areas will remain affected on May 28 and 30 from 9 am to 1 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Khanpur, Bazigar Basti, Ladaki Colony, Kamini and its adjoining areas wil


Saturday, May 25, 2019DC Kargil visits Hussaini Park, other prominent religious places

Takes stock of Shab-i-Qadr, Martyrdom Day of Hazrat Ali (A.S), Jumat-ul-Vida, Eid-ul-Fitr arrangements

KARGIL, MAY 25: Deputy Commissioner Kargil Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary today visited Hussaini Park and some other religious places here and took stock of the arrangements being put in place by the District Administration for the ensuing Shab-i-Qadr, Martyrdom Day of Hazrat Ali (A.S), Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr.
The DC was accompanied by the Superintendent of Police Kargil Dr Vinod Kumar, office


Saturday, May 25, 2019DC Baramulla visits GDC exam centre, reviews facilities

BARAMULLA, MAY 25: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo accompanied by concerned officers today visited Government Womens' College Baramulla, where Central University of Kashmir had established center for their entrance examination for admission in different courses.
As many as 466 candidates out of 618 appeared in the entrance examination. The examination was conducted in three different s


Saturday, May 25, 2019DDC reviews progress of work on SDH building, visits Lolab bypass

KUPWARA, MAY 25:- The District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg today convened a meeting of various District Officers to review the status of ongoing work on District Hospital building Kupwara.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Executive Engineer R&B Division Kupwara, Chief Medical Officer, Tehsildar, BMO, Representatives of PHE and PDD department


Saturday, May 25, 2019ACR Bandipora reviews arrangements for Shab- e-Qadr, Jumat-ul-Vida, Eid-ul-Fitr

BANDIPORA, MAY 25: Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Bandipora Reyaz Ahmad Beigh on Saturday reviewed the arrangements made for Jumat-ul-Vida, Shab-e-Qadar and Eid-ul-Fitr.
The meeting was attended by Chief Medical Officer Bandipora, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Bandipora, Tehsildar Bandipora, Tehsildar Headquarters, District Sheep Husbandry Officer Bandipora, Designated Officer Food Safe


Saturday, May 25, 2019Smith, Warner booed by fans in WC warm-up game

London, May 25 (IANS) Australia's David Warner and Steve Smith were subject to boos by the crowd during Saturday's pre-World Cup warm-up match against England at the The Rose Bowl in Southampton.

Warner, who opened the innings with captain Aaron Finch, made 43 runs off 55 balls before falling to Liam Plunkett. According to reports, boos and jeers rang out from the stands as he walked back and


Saturday, May 25, 2019Vijay Shankar's scan report comes in, no fracture

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Indian team management can heave a sigh of relief as all-rounder Vijay Shankar's scan reports have come in and he has no fracture. In fact, the batsman touted to bat at no.4 for the team in the World Cup was also seen taking some light throwdowns before the start of India's first warm-up game between India and New Zealand in London on Saturday.

Taking to Twitter, B


Saturday, May 25, 2019Abhishek Bachchan trolls Kohli after pic with Kane

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Virat Kohli and Harry Kane sent sports fans into a frenzy when they posted a selfie together at the Lord's Cricket Ground on Friday. Kohli is currently in England as Team India gears up for the 2019 World Cup. While the Indian skipper and Kane have interacted over tweets before this, this is the first time that they were meeting each other.

But Bollywood actor Abhishek


Saturday, May 25, 2019We did what we had to, won't change a thing: Armstrong

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Tainted former American cyclist Lance Armstrong said he would not change the way he acted during his doping ordeal that led to him being stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles.

All of Armstrong's titles between 1999 and 2005 were taken away by the International Cycling Union six years ago.

"I wouldn't change a thing. I wouldn't change the way I acted," Lan


Saturday, May 25, 2019Kohli, Smith, Morgan are top skippers, feels Border

Melbourne, May 25 (IANS) Batting legend Allan Border feels Indias's Virat Kohli, England's Eoin Morgan and Australia's Aaron Finch are the three captains to look out for in the World Cup in England and Wales that starts on May 30.

"Virat Kohli, I think he's a different type of captain. He's a bit more of a boisterous-type player and wears his heart on his sleeve," Border told


Saturday, May 25, 2019I used sun screen, zip, mints while bowling: Panesar

London, May 25 (IANS) Former England spinner Monty Panesar made shocking revelations about ball tampering, saying he would use sun screen, mints and also the zip of his trouser to make the ball reverse swing.

In an excerpt of his book �The Full Monty', which appeared on the Daily Mail, Panesar said he was told to keep the ball as dry as possible by the likes of James Anderson for whom he use


Saturday, May 25, 2019Afghans ring warning bell, but will Pak repeat history

Bristol, May 25 (IANS) When Afghanistan got past Pakistan by three wickets on Friday, it looked like an upset. But come the World Cup, this could be the norm when the ever diminishing fine line between minnows and heavyweights could further whittle down.

Yet, just like every dark cloud has a silver lining, Pakistan too can take solace from the loss. In 1992, the Imran Khan-led team lost to the


Saturday, May 25, 2019Sugar rates steady in Kolhapur market

Kolhapur, May 25 (UNI) The prices of M 30 and S 30 grades of sugar rates remained steady in Kolhapur sugar market on Saturday to Rs 3280/3300 and Rs 3180/3200 per quintal respectively.
There was no trading in the Kolhapur gur market today.
Sangli turmeric futures market closed today.


Saturday, May 25, 2019NTPC posts profit at Rs 4,350 cr in Q4

New Delhi, May 25 (UNI) NTPC Ltd, the largest power generator, on Saturday posted its net profit at Rs 4,350.32 crore in the fourth quarter ended March 2019 as against Rs 2,925.59 crore in the same quarter last year.
For the fiscal year, the company's profit after tax jumped at Rs 12,633.45 crore in 2018-19 as compared to Rs 10,501.50 crore in the previous year, registering an increase of 20.3 p


Saturday, May 25, 2019WhatsApp confirms Status Ads coming in 2020

San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Ads are coming to WhatsApp, finally, and the intrusion into the popular ad-free mobile messaging platform would begin from Status page.

At a Facebook Marketing Summit in the Netherlands, Facebook revealed a 2020 launch date for WhatsApp Status ads.

"WhatsApp will bring Stories Ads in its status product in 2020," tweeted Olivier Ponteville who attended the confer


Saturday, May 25, 2019US dollar declines as trade fears linger

New York, May 25 (IANS) The US dollar declined on Friday as investors monitored global trade prospects and digested the manufacturing data.

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Flash US Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) registered 50.6 in May, down from 52.6 in April, marking the lowest level since September 2009, data from the research firm showed on Thursday.

Disappointing manu


Saturday, May 25, 2019US stocks rise amid trade hopes

New York, May 25 (IANS) US stocks closed higher on Friday, regaining some of the ground it lost in a rout in the previous session, as Wall Street reignited hopes for de-escalation of global trade tensions.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 95.22 points, or 0.37 per cent, to 25,585.69. The S&P 500 increased 3.82 points, or 0.14 per cent, to 2,826.06. The Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 8.72


Saturday, May 25, 2019CEC meets Kovind, submits names of elected parliamentarians

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora accompanied by other officials met President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday and submitted a copy of the notification which contains the names of members elected to the 17th Lok Sabha.

Kovind congratulated Arora and Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra on the successful completion of the electoral process in the cou


Saturday, May 25, 2019Mamata offers to quit as CM, party doesn't endorse

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after her party suffered serious setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to step down from the post.

Banerjee said that she had expressed her desire to quit the Chief Minister's post at an emergent meeting of the Trinamool Congres, but her decision was not endorsed by those present at the meeting.



Saturday, May 25, 2019Police file charge sheet in Bandipora minor rape case

Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday filed the charge sheet against the youth accused of raping a minor girl in Bandipora district earlier this month.

"The charge sheet was presented today in the special court of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Bandipora. It was presented within 17 days from the date the crime was committed," a police officer said.

The rap


Saturday, May 25, 2019Modi elected leader of BJP and NDA parliamentary party

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Narendra Modi was on Saturday elected the leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parliamentary party at a function in Parliament's Central Hall.

"I am happy to announce that the BJP parliamentary party has unanimously elected Narendra Modi as its leader," BJP President Amit Shah announced.

Veteran Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)


Saturday, May 25, 2019Vijayan rules out quiting as Kerala CM after poll rout

Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Saturday, broke his silence and told those asking for his resignation after the Left Democratic Front's (LDF) Lok Sabha polls debacle in the state that it was not a verdict against his government and therefore there was no question of him stepping down.

"This defeat was not expected and we see this only as a temp


Saturday, May 25, 2019Surat toll 23, state orders all coaching centres shut

Surat, May 25 (IANS) Shaken out of stupor by the devastating fire in a coaching centre in a four-storey building here that claimed 23 lives, all of Gujarat's eight municipal corporations and scores of municipalities on Saturday ordered shutdown of all coaching centres running in commercial complexes.

Officials said that the coaching centres had been ordered to put all fire safety norms in plac


Saturday, May 25, 2019BJP vote share up 18.4% in Karnataka LS seats

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) An upbeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) increased its vote share by 18.4 per cent in Karnataka's 28 Lok Sabha constituencies where polling was held in two phases on April 18 and April 23, a poll official said on Saturday.

"The BJP, which won 25 seats, registered a combined 51.35 per cent vote share in the 27 seats it contested in the 2019 general election, which is an i


Saturday, May 25, 2019Jagan meets Andhra Governor, stakes claim to form government

Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday met Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and formally staked claim to form the government.

Hours after he was unanimously elected as the leader by newly-elected legislators of the YSRCP at Amaravati, Jagan Mohan Reddy landed in Hyderabad to meet the Governor.

Accompanied by few senior leaders of the p


Saturday, May 25, 201979 schools score less than 10% result in Gujarat 12th boards

Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) A whopping 79 schools posted less than 10 per cent result in the 12th standard general stream examinations this year, even as English medium students performed better than their Gujarati counterparts, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Educational Board (GSHSEB) announced here on Saturday.

In all, 3,55,560 students appeared in the exams and 2,60,500 cleared it.


Saturday, May 25, 2019After thumping LS poll win, BJP sets eyes on Delhi Assembly

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) After bagging all the 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, the BJP has set its eyes on the Assembly elections slated early next year, with the party on Saturday exuding confidence of repeating the similar performance then.

Delhi BJP chief and winner from North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency Manoj Tiwari expressed confidence that the party would wrest power from Aam Aadmi Par


Saturday, May 25, 2019No new Sikkim MLAs have criminal background: ADR

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) None of the winners of the just concluded Sikkim Assembly elections have any serious criminal cases against them, as per their sworn affidavits.

"It's the first time since 2009 that the Sikkim Assembly will have members with no criminal background making laws for the people," said the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report on Saturday.

The Sikkim Krantikari


Saturday, May 25, 2019After LS jolt, Trinamool in shock, fear of mass exodus looms large

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after suffering major setbacks in the Lok Sabha polls, despondency of the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress is palpable. The Mamata Banerjee-ruled party's workers and leaders appear to be in a fix, amid repeated claims by the BJP camp that many of its MLAs were ready to switch sides.

While the Trinamool leaders publicly have been putting the blame on the C


Saturday, May 25, 2019Sumbal case: Police files chargesheet against accused within 17 days

May 25: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday filed a chargesheet against accused in the alleged rape of 3-year old child in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

The accused was arrested soon after the incident on May 8 at Sumbal and the chargesheet has been filed within 17 days.

"Police today filed the chargesheet in Sumbal case within 17 days in special court of District and sessions Judg


Saturday, May 25, 2019Food Supply team inspects shops selling Momo, Chinese food in Jammu, collect samples

Jammu, May 25: A team of Food Supply on Saturday conducted surprise inspection of shops selling momos and Chinese food in Gorkha Nagar of Bahu Fort area here.

The Food supply team assisted by the police this afternoon visited to the Bahu Fort area and inspected all the shops being run inside small houses in every nook and corner of Gorkha Nagar.

“We have received several complaints about sa


Saturday, May 25, 2019Life remains crippled for day 2 due to strike in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 25: Life remained crippled for the second day on Saturday due to restrictions and spontaneous strike in the Kashmir valley, where where Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa was killed in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama district during over 12 hours Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which ended early Friday.

Police said restrictions remained imposed under Section 144


Saturday, May 25, 2019Weather turns pleasant after 2 days below normal temperature in Kashmir


Srinagar, May 25 : Weather turned pleasant on Saturday after recording below normal temperature due to rain for the past two days in the Kashmir valley, where people in hilly and remote areas could be still seen wearing warm cloths because of cold.

However, a Met department spokesman said there could be isolated light rain and thundershowers over the Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours


Saturday, May 25, 2019At 46 pc BJP gets highest ever vote share in J-K, leads in 27 assembly segments

Jammu, May 25: The BJP, which bagged three Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir, has got its highest ever vote share of 46.4 per cent in the state, more than that of Congress, NC and PDP put together, as per EC data.

The National Conference (NC), which swept the polls in the Kashmir region and bagged three seats, got just 7.89 per cent vote share.

As per official data released by the Electi


Saturday, May 25, 2019CWC rejects Rahul's offer to quit as Congress chief

New Delhi, May 25: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday offered to resign from the post owning moral responsibility of the party's loss in 2019 general elections.

He made the offer at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet held here to discuss the reasons for the party's abysmal performance in the elections. The CWC members, however, rejected Rahul Gandhi's offer.


Saturday, May 25, 2019Man found dead under mysterious conditions: Police

Jammu, May 25: The Jammu and Kashmir Police recovered the body of an employee of social forestry department in Surankote area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports said that some employees spotted the body of their colleague lying inside the premises of the social forest department at Bachian Wali Top in Surankote under mysterious conditions and accordingly informed police.



Saturday, May 25, 2019Army man shoots himself dead in north Kashmir

Srinagar, May 25: An Army soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside the camp in north Kashmir’s Pattan on Saturday.

Reports said that an army man of 22 Engineering Regiment, posted at Hamrey Pattan, shot himself while on duty today at around 11:00 am.

Soon after the incident, his colleagues immediately rushed towards him and found him in a pool of


Saturday, May 25, 2019Mobile internet remains suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 25: Mobile internet of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), remained suspended as a precautionary measure for the second day on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa was killed in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama district during over 12 hours of Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which ended early Frid


Saturday, May 25, 2019Mehbooba concerned over thrashing of three by cow vigilantes in MP

Srinagar, May 25: Expressing concern over thrashing of three persons, including a woman, by cow vigilantes in Madhya Pradesh (MP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba on Saturday urged Chief Minister Kamal Nath to take swift action against the accused.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said, '' Horrified to see cow vigilantes thrash an inno


Saturday, May 25, 2019Modi 2.0: Process for forming next govt begins, Oath likely on May 30

16th LS dissolved, PM resigns, asked to continue till swearing-in

JAMMU: As the BJP swept to power with a spectacular performance for a second term, all eyes are now on government formation the process for which has been set in motion with the council of ministers led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tendering their resignation which was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind, paving way for Modi-led new government.

Newly elected MPs of the BJP-led NDA will me


Saturday, May 25, 2019Govt sacks contractual employees engaged after 2010, reiterates ban

JAMMU: The State government on Friday has discontinued the services of all contractual employees engaged by all the departments after 2010, besides those who were engaged after 2015 without the requisite approval of Chief Minister through the Finance department.

Taking a strong stand, the government warned the concerned officers of dire consequences in case its instructions are not adhered


Saturday, May 25, 2019Modi still cannot remove Article 370, 35-A: Farooq

‘Will win Assembly polls with absolute majority’

JAMMU: Having won his way back to second consecutive term in the Parliament with a thumping majority, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Friday asserted that despite a massive majority at Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot remove article 35-A and article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.

Exuding confidence of winning the forthcoming assembly elections in the State with ab


Saturday, May 25, 201923 die in Surat fire

SURAT: A massive fire engulfed a four-storey commercial complex in Surat on Friday, killing at least 19 teenage students at a coaching centre, many of whom jumped and fell to their deaths while some were suffocated, officials said.

In a video clip of the incident, some young students at the Takshashila Complex in Sarthana area, where the building is located, can be seen jumping off the third a


Saturday, May 25, 2019Musa killed; protests rock Kashmir

SRINAGAR: In a "major success", security forces killed the chief of an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir, Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa—also the Kashmir Valley’s most wanted militant, in an eleven-hour-long encounter in south Kashmir's Tral on Friday morning, even as the protests-- which started late Thursday night when Musa being trapped by security forces was reported-- broke out in parts of S


Saturday, May 25, 2019Suspended for absence, was SHO Vijaypur in court at 6 in morning?

JAMMU: Station House Officer (SHO) Vijaypur Rakesh Bamba was placed under suspension after he was found absent from the station in a surprise inspection carried out at 6 am on Friday morning by Deputy Inspector of General (DIG) Jammu-Kathua range Sujit Kumar.

Oblivious to his suspension, the officer came to know of his action four hours later inside a court premise, carrying a case dairy of F


Saturday, May 25, 2019BJP bags 86% votes of Kashmiri migrants

JAMMU: Although the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has failed to set its foot in Kashmir valley during Lok Sabha elections 2019, but its candidates have secured majority of Kashmiri migrant votes.

As per the data of Election Commission of India (ECI), out of total registered migrant voters across Kashmir valley, 86 percent Kashmiri migrant voters cast votes in the favor of BJP candidates, who were


Saturday, May 25, 2019Bhaderwah: Curfew lifted after 9 days, Internet resumes

JAMMU: Night curfew has been lifted and Internet services resumed in Bhadarwah Valley after nine days. Curfew was imposed in Bhadarwah valley of Doda district on May 16 following violent protests by members of a community against killing of a person in firing under suspicious circumstances.

“Night curfew has been lifted and Internet services resumed in the town Friday,” officials said.



Saturday, May 25, 2019Sacked Army man arrested for running fake job racket

Impersonated as Indian Army Colonel

JAMMU: The Jammu Crime Branch on Friday arrested a dismissed Army personnel running a fake soldiers' recruitment racket while impersonating as a colonel duping people of lakh of rupees, along with his three accomplices.

The police team which arrested sacked Army man Kulwinder Singh, also seized several incriminating documents and other articles from the tricksters' 'office' that they used to k


Saturday, May 25, 2019Five die in twin road accidents

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Five persons, including a father-son duo, were killed and two other sustained injuries in two road accidents that Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

The first accident occurred in Mahore area of Reasi district when a tipper skidded off the road killing three occupants.

“The Tipper bearing registration number JK19-5322, loaded with crushed stones, was on its way to Bothi from Arna


Saturday, May 25, 2019Jammu, Samba side with BJP; Rajouri, Poonch Cong’s solace

BJP led 15 assembly segments of Jammu PC, Cong 5

JAMMU: The BJP’s victory from Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary seat was ensured by Jammu and Samba districts from where the party managed to get mammoth leads, while the Congress Party got leads from Rajouri and Poonch Districts, still insufficient to counter the saffron party’s votes.

There are 20 assembly segments in Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency out of which the BJP got leads in 15 segm


Saturday, May 25, 2019Educational institutions remains closed in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 25: Educational institutions remained closed as a precautionary measure for the second day on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa was killed in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama district during over 12 hours Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which ended on early Friday.

The Kashmir University (KU) and Islamic University of Science


Saturday, May 25, 2019Indian envoy rules out talks with Pak

WASHINGTON: India will not hold talks with Pakistan until it gives up its state policy of supporting terrorism, the country's Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla said, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was reelected in a general election fought on strong nationalistic sentiments.

Ties between India and Pakistan hit a new low after the Pulwama terror attack. Tensions flared up af


Saturday, May 25, 2019Additional charge for two IAS officers

JAMMU: The State government on Friday gave the additional charge of the post of Administrative Secretary, Agriculture Production and Horticulture Departments, to Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, IAS(JK:1993).

Samoon, presently Principal Secretary to the Government, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department and holding additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Transport Department, will hold this cha


Saturday, May 25, 2019Guv Malik congratulates new J&K MPs

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik has congratulated all the winning candidates of the Lok Sabha elections from J&K, results of which were declared yesterday.

BJP’s Jugal Kishore, Dr Jitendra Singh and Jamyang Tsering Namgyal won from Jammu, Udhampur and Ladakh constituencies, respectively, in the LS elections results of which were declared yesterday; while NC’s Farooq Abdullah, Hasnain Masoo


Saturday, May 25, 2019Train service remains suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, May 25: Train service remained suspended for the second day on Saturday in the Kashmir valley for security reasons following killing of Ansar Gazwatul chief Hind Zakir Musa, in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama district during over 12 hours Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which ended early Friday.

Train service could not be restored as a fresh advisory was received last


Saturday, May 25, 2019Landslides force Jammu-Srinagar highway to close

#TrafficUpdate | #Jammu #Kashmir

Jammu, May 25: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Saturday following landslides in Ramban district, traffic department officials said.

The fresh landslides were reported early in the day in the Battery Chashma area. Heavy traffic jams were reported after the sudden closure.

"Due to inclement weather and shooting stones that continue to hit Digdol and Monkey Mord


Saturday, May 25, 2019Surat fire toll rises to 23, two students on ventilator

Surat, May 25: The death toll in the Friday's devastating blaze in Surat rose to 23 by Saturday, even as seven students battled for survival in hospitals, officials said.

Two of the injured students were on ventilator and five admitted to intensive care units (ICU). The condition of four others was reported to be stable.

Most of the students who were killed in the fire at an arts coaching


Saturday, May 25, 2019Restrictions to continue in Srinagar and other places

Srinagar, May 25: Protests in the wake of the killing of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind outfit's chief commander Zakir Musa, forced authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to continue preventive restrictions in the Kashmir Valley.

All schools and colleges in the valley were ordered to shut down for the second day in a row by Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Basheer Ahmad Khan.

All exams schedule


Friday, May 24, 2019Press Club & Red Cross Jammu Felicitate Chairman JK Bank for initiatives of economic upliftment

JK Bank a unique commercial institution with humane compassion for the people of the state: Divisional Commissioner Jammu

JAMMU: “J&K bank is a unique commercial institution with humane compassion for the people of the state. It acts as an ambassador of J&K state with its pan India operations in the country. It has an excellent model of distribution of profits by investments in the upgradation of social infrastructure in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and the way it has turned around to exemplary profit by the rel


Friday, May 24, 2019Div Com inaugurates J&K Bank CRM

JAMMU MAY 24: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma today inaugurated Jammu and Kashmir Bank Cash Recycler Machine at Press Club Jammu in presence of Chairman J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmed, President Press Club Jammu, Ashwani Sharma.
The machine will provide facility of cash deposit and withdrawal facilities to the people.

Later, the Chairman J&K Bank handed over the Red Cross Cheque of Rs


Friday, May 24, 2019DC inaugurates medical camp for drivers, conductors of commercial vehicles

RAJOURI MAY 24: Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today inaugurated a free eye checkup and medical camp for drivers and conductors of commercial vehicles organised by Motor Vehicle Department in collaboration with Health Department at Bus Stand Rajouri.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Yougal Manhas, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Inzar Rana Medical Officers, Motor Vehicle Depar


Friday, May 24, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU MAY 24: In order to carry out work of changing all 33 KV isolators under PSDF scheme and plug leakage in 132 KV CTs of Jhajjar Kotli Bay, the shutdown of 132/33 KV Grid Station Janipur is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Roop Nagar, Janipur, Subash Nagar, Muthi, Manda Sheetli and areas fed from Grid Station Jhajjar Kotli will remain affected on May 25 from 6 am to


Friday, May 24, 2019Distt Admin asks SDMs to establish Disaster Management Store at Sub-divisional Level

UDHAMPUR, MAY-24-: For timely distribution of relief materials among the affected people, District Administration asked sub divisional magistrates of Udhampur district to establish Disaster Management Stores in their respective sub-divisions.
In this connection, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla, directed all the Sub-Divisional Magistrates to depute officials dealing with


Friday, May 24, 2019DC finalises arrangements for Jumat-Ul-Vida, Shab-e-Qadar, Eid-ul-Fitr

RAJOURI MAY 24: Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad finalized the arrangements for Juma-Ul-Vida, Shab-e-Qadar and Eid-ul-Fitr during an officers meeting here today.
The Chairman Auqaf and other Ulmas, who were present in the meeting, raised several issues like cleanliness in and around the Jamia Masjid, market checking, fixation of prices, traffic regulation during the Friday prayers and


Friday, May 24, 2019Advisor K K Sharma visits Kathua, inspects development works

Convenes public hearing at Jammu

KATHUA MAY 24: Advisor to Governor K.K Sharma today visited Kathua and inspected construction work of Government Medical College being raised at Kathua.
The building of GMC, spread over an area of 62 kanal land, is being constructed with an estimated cost of Rs.139 crore by PWD (R&B).
The Advisor also took stock of construction work on a road being established from Chadwal to Mangloor via Mou


Friday, May 24, 2019IRCS’s 4-day first aid training concludes at Jammu

JAMMU, MAY 24: A four-day first-aid Training organised by Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Jammu for Red Cross Volunteers and others concluded here today.
The highlights of the training revolved around First Aid Kit, Traumas/ Accidents, Transportation of injured patients, Management of massive bleeding, fracture, Shock, Heart attack, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Snake bite etc.


Friday, May 24, 2019Ramzan festival suspended till Monday due to inclement weather

SRINAGAR, MAY 24: The 15-day Ramzan Festival that started earlier this week shall remain suspended till Monday due to inclement weather conditions.
The organizers informed that due to the unfavorable weather conditions, the festival has been suspended for few days and will resume from Tuesday, May 28.
The festival is being organized by Department of Industries and Commerce, Kashmir in collabo


Friday, May 24, 2019Admit cards, roll number slips to be treated as travel passes for candidates: Div Com

SRINAGAR, MAY 24:- Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan today said that the admit cards and roll number slips shall be treated as travel passes for the candidates who have to appear in different examinations on curfew days.


Friday, May 24, 2019District admin bans sale of Gokul oil brand in Rajouri

RAJOURI, MAY 24: Additional Deputy Commissioner, who is also the Court of Adjudicating Officer Rajouri, Sher Singh, today imposed a fine of Rs 1,14000 on seven firms for violation of Food Safety and Standard Act.
An official team, constituted in this regard, inspected various outlets in the district wherein they found substandard services and consumables in unhygienic condition being provided t


Friday, May 24, 2019District Level Inter School tournament begins at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, MAY 24:- District Level Inter School tournament for boys and girls U/19 yrs in the discipline of Badminton, Table tennis, Chess and Yoga started today, here at Subash Stadium.
Around 27 Boys drawn from different 14 institutions of district Udhampur took part in the Badminton Boys tournament, 3 Girls drawn from 2 schools of Udhampur took part in Table tennis, 8 Girls drawn from 5 schoo


Friday, May 24, 2019Udhampur: DLSA holds awareness event on child protection Act

UDHAMPUR MAY 24: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Udhampur today organised a day long awareness programme on legal protection against Child Abuse and Sexual Violence (POCSO) here at Delhi Public School.
Awareness Camp was held under the chairmanship of Sub Judge Sandeep Kour, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Udhampur.
Resource person Child Psychologist Malika Gautam,


Friday, May 24, 2019BIS awareness workshop held

SRINAGAR, MAY 24: In order to aware the stakeholders about the processes involved in BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification, a Government of India undertaking, a workshop for the stakeholders in the industry was organised here.
The program was facilitated by Directorate of Industries and Commerce Kashmir. First such workshop was carried out in Kashmir for gold smiths and packaging wate


Friday, May 24, 2019Drug de-addiction campaign: DIPR hosts Mushaiara, cultural event to spread awareness

JAMMU, MAY 24:- To promote literary activities and spread awareness about drug de-addiction , the Cultural Wing of Department of Information & Public Relations(DIPR), Jammu organized a Multilingual Mushaira cum Cultural Programme here at Surinsar .
A galaxy of prominent and budding poets of the area including Seema Devi, Puran Chand, Vishal Dogra, Ram Paul Sharma, Raj Kumar Sharma, Rakesh


Friday, May 24, 2019Advisor Ganai condoles demise of ex-IGP MS Wani

SRINAGAR, MAY 24 - Advisor to Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has expressed grief over the demise of former Inspector General of Police Mr. Mohammad Shafi Wani.
In his condolence message, the Advisor recalled his long association with Mr. Wani during his service career and described him as a professional Police officer and a good human being. He said late Mr. Wani rendered useful services


Friday, May 24, 2019Governor congratulates winning candidates of Lok Sabha Elections

SRINAGAR, MAY 24: Governor Satya Pal Malik has congratulated all the winning candidates of the Lok Sabha elections from J&K, results of which were declared yesterday.
Extending his heartfelt greetings, Governor has hoped that all of them will strive for strengthening democratic values and institutions at grass root level, promote public welfare and work for holistic development of Jammu and K


Friday, May 24, 2019Rajouri police arrested Sumo driver for smuggling liquor; recovers 40 bottles.

RAJOURI:Foiling a liquor smuggling bid, Rajouri police arrested a Tata Sumo driver and recovered 40 bottles of liquor from his possession.A team of police headed by Incharge PP Rajouri city, SI Suresh Sharma under the supervision of SHO Rajouri Ajaz Haider and DySP Headquarters Govind Rattan was on routine vehicle checking duty near bus stand when a Tata Sumo bearing registration number JK08A-916


Friday, May 24, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, MAY 24: Chief Engineer Elect. Maintt. & RE Wing, Jammu has informed that, for augmentation of power transformer from 6.3 MVA to 10 MVA under IPDS, the shutdown of 33/11 KV Seora Sub-Station is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Kunjwani Market, Part of Gangyal, Apna Vihar, Ekta Vihar and its adjoining areas will remain affected on May 25 from 7 am to 5 pm.


Friday, May 24, 2019'Daddy' Rohit ready to play perfect deputy to Kohli

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) India's ODI deputy Rohit Sharma is a daddy now and with fatherhood comes a lot of responsibility. But the batsman is happy in the zone that he is in and in fact, he goes on to reveal that he is looking to help skipper Virat Kohli in whatever ways he can as Team India look to end the 2019 edition of the World Cup as champions.

"(Laughs) Tell me about it. You don't get to s


Friday, May 24, 2019Shahan aims for double in X-30 National Championship

Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Young Shahan Ali Mohsin will be the cynosure of all eyes as the X-30 class of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Karting Championship gets under way at the Meco Kartopia on Saturday.

As many as 30 racers from across the country will be in action over the weekend in three different categories (cadet, junior and senior) as the sports gets a new fillip at the grassroots level.


Friday, May 24, 2019Kohli, Buttler, Warner: Waugh's top 3 batsmen for WC

Melbourne, May 24 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh has picked the top three batsmen he would be looking forward to in the upcoming World Cup beginning on May 30 in England and Wales.

The batsman which Waugh picked was India skipper Virat Kohli. "Definitely Virat Kohli," Waugh told "He's No.1."

Kohli, regarded by many as the greatest ODI player ever, will be playin


Friday, May 24, 2019Was ready to walk away after WT20 controversy: Harmanpreet

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the women's T20 India team, has revealed that she was "ready to walk away from the game" after the controversy that erupted in the 2018 Women's World T20 tournament.

The exclusion of senior batswoman Mithali Raj from the semifinal game against England - which India lost - had created a controversy with many questioning the decision of the t


Friday, May 24, 2019Nadal, Federer set up potential semifinal at French Open

Paris, May 24 (IANS) Eleven-time winner Rafael Nadal and Swiss great Roger Federer are slotted in the bottom half of men's singles and could meet in the semifinals of the upcoming French Open starting Sunday.

Defending champion Nadal, fresh from his ninth Italian Open title last weekend, will see first two rounds in the French capital against qualifiers, and a possible third-round encounter wi


Friday, May 24, 2019WC: Tom Latham to miss warm-up games due to injury

London, May 24 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham will miss New Zealand's World Cup warm-up matches against India and West Indies due to injury, skipper Kane Williamson has confirmed.

Earlier this month, Latham picked up an injury to his finger during a match against an Australia XI, prior to flying out to England & Wales for the World Cup.

It was initially expected that he would be ava


Friday, May 24, 2019Alexander Zverev advances to semis of Geneva Open

Geneva, May 24 (IANS) Top-seeded German Alexander Zverev edged past Bolivia's Hugo Dellien 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the Geneva Open and stay in the running for his first title of 2019.

It marks just the second time this season that Zverev, who has struggled since capturing the biggest title of his career at the ATP Finals last November, has advanced to a tournament's final four


Friday, May 24, 2019Ex-Real Madrid forward Julio Baptista retires

Rio De Janeiro, May 24 (IANS) Former Real Madrid and Brazil international forward Julio Baptista has announced his retirement from football after a professional career spanning two decades.

The 37-year-old, who has not played since last year, said on social media that he wanted "to begin a new life", reports Xinhua news agency.

"After more than 20 years in the football elite, it is time to


Friday, May 24, 2019India 2nd in government requests for users' data on FB

Washington, May 24 (IANS) The Indian government requested Facebook to provide data for 20,805 users (including 861 emergency requests) -- second only to the US government -- in the July-December 2018 period and the social networking giant provided some data in 53 per cent of the cases.

During the second half of 2018, the volume of content restrictions based on local law increased globally by 1


Friday, May 24, 2019Punjab reaps biggest wheat crop in 20 years

Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Punjab has harvested a 20-year record bumper wheat crop this season with its production of 129.93 lakh tonnes, an official said on Friday.

During the current wheat procurement season, which started on April 1, the total wheat arrival and procurement has been the highest in the last 20 years, said a Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Department spokesperson said here.



Friday, May 24, 2019Vistara leases six aircraft to boost domestic market growth

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara on Friday said it has leased an additional six aircraft from BOC Aviation to accelerate its growth in the domestic market.

As part of the agreement, Vistara has leased four Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft to be delivered in May, 2019 and two Airbus A320neo powered by 'CFM LEAP 1A' engines, scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2019.



Friday, May 24, 2019Mother Dairy hikes poly pack milk prices

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Mother Dairy is to raise the consumer prices of its poly pack milk variants in Delhi NCR from Saturday. The 1 litre pack has been increased by Re 1 and the 500 ml pack by Rs 2 a litre.

However, no price hike is being taken in the Bulk Vended Milk (BVM) popularly known as Token Milk, a statement from Mother Dairy said.

The milk procurement prices have been continuous


Friday, May 24, 2019Huawei could be part of US-China trade deal: Trump

Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has raised the possibility of easing restrictions on Huawei as part of a broader trade deal with Beijing, despite labelling the Chinese telecommunications giant "very dangerous".

The comments on Thursday, which appear to run counter to Washington's hardline policy on Huawei, come just a week after the US Department of Commerce placed the comp


Friday, May 24, 2019US aviation regulators meet global counterparts over 737 MAX

Washington, May 24 (IANS) Officials of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) met aviation regulators from over 30 countries over the safety of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX jets.

After the closed-door meeting on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas, acting FAA Administrator Daniel Elwell told the media that "we are going through an incredibly intensive and robust process to make the safety case


Friday, May 24, 2019Volatility index drops by another 16%

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The volatility index or the 'India VIX' cooled by another 16 per cent on Friday after the conclusion of the general elections.

A decisive victory for the BJP-led NDA and the certainty that a stable government will be at the helm soothed investor sentiments.

This would lead to swifter implementation of policies by the government and more important the existing policy wh


Friday, May 24, 2019US dollar declines against rising Yen

New York, May 24 (IANS) The US dollar declined against most of its major rivals in late trading on Thursday amid investors' growing appetite for the Japanese Yen.

The Japanese Yen was among the best-performing currencies, as market participants were mainly reacting in risk-off manner triggered by renewed concerns over global economic uncertainties.

The dollar index, which measures the green


Friday, May 24, 2019ED moves HC seeking to cancel Robert Vadra's bail

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has moved the Delhi High Court seeking to cancel the bail plea of Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in a money laundering case.

Vadra was granted anticipatory bail by a trial court on April 1 on the condition that he must not leave the country without permission and join the investigation whenever needed.


Friday, May 24, 2019Sabarimala row, Vijayan's style blamed for Left rout

Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Kerala's ruling CPI-M on Friday gave enough indications that the Sabarimala issue and even Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's leadership were to blame for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.

The party's Kerala state Secretariat dismissed Vijayan's contention that the Sabarimala row was never an issue in the campaign.

The CPI-M-led Left Democratic


Friday, May 24, 2019How TikTok made Modi popular among young voters

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Nearly 1.5 crore young "digital natives", most of whom cast their votes for the first time, chose to vote for Narendra Modi as India's next prime minister and Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok played a great role in creating a "Modi wave" among them.

While the seasoned members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were busy charting out strategies and organising ral


Friday, May 24, 2019Uttar Pradesh to face by-elections in 11 Assembly seats

Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) A total of 11 MLAs have been elected to the Lok Sabha from Uttar Pradesh this time and by-elections will be held in their constituencies.

The BJP had fielded four Uttar Pradesh Ministers and five legislators in the Lok Sabha battle. Two legislators from the Samajwadi Party and one each from the BSP and Apna Dal also contested the Lok Sabha elections.

Minister Rita Bah


Friday, May 24, 2019Bengal MPs to heighten glam factor in Lok Sabha

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Bengal is set to raise the glam quotient in the upcoming Lok Sabha with a number of celebrity candidates sailing through the bitterly fought elections in the eastern state.

Making their debut in the lower house of Parliament are two young Bengali actresses and Trinamool Congress winners - Nusrat Jahan (Basirhat) and Mimi Chakraborty (Jadavpur) - both famed for their oomp


Friday, May 24, 2019Akhilesh sacks party panelists

Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) In an unexpected development, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has sacked its panel of leaders who act as its spokespersons on television channels.

In a statement issued here on Friday, party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said: "The appointment of all party panelists has been cancelled on the directives of national President Akhilesh Yadav."

He further asked


Friday, May 24, 2019Bengal sends 6 Muslims to Lok Sabha, 2 less from 2014

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal is sending six Muslims to the 17th Lok Sabha -- two less than the last general election.

The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress with five Muslim MPs has the most number of parliamentarians from the community in the state and the Congress one.

Of the five Trinamool members, Arambagh MP Aparupa Poddar, who retained her seat by a slender margin, accepted


Friday, May 24, 2019Several film celebs win in LS battle, some lose

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In the political 'dangal' of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, a slew of film celebrities including Hema Malini, Sunny Deol, Kirron Kher, Manoj Tiwari, Anubhav Mohanty, Mimi Chakraborty and Nushrat Jahan emerged victorious.

Veteran actress Hema Malini, Bollywood's evergreen 'Dreamgirl', won from Mathura by 293,471 votes, defeating Narendra Singh of Rashtriya Lok Dal.



Friday, May 24, 2019Fire at SAIL's Bhilai plant; no casualty

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Coke Ovens and Coal Chemicals (CO&CC) Department in SAIL's Bhilai steel plant in Chhattisgarh on Friday morning, the company said, adding no injury or casualty was reported.

"A fire was reported at the Tar Distillation Unit of SAIL's Bhilai Steel Plant at 8.30 a.m.," Steel Authority of India (SAIL) said in a statement.

The cause behind the fi


Friday, May 24, 2019Left has suffered severe defeat: CPI-M

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The CPI-M and the Left have suffered "a severe defeat" in the Lok Sabha elections, the CPI-M has said, adding that the BJP-led NDA's sweeping victory "signal a consolidation of the rightwing offensive unleashed" after 2014.

"These election results signal a consolidation of the rightwing offensive unleashed after the 2014 election," said an editorial in the CPI-M journa


Friday, May 24, 2019How a studious Zakir Rashid Bhat became the dreaded 'Zakir Musa'

Srinagar, May 24: The journey of Zakir Rashid Bhat, from a well-to-do middle class family of Noorpora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral area, to becoming 'Zakir Musa' or the most wanted militant in Kashmir reads like a Bollywood blockbuster.

Seeing his father Abdul Rashid Bhat serve the state government as an engineer, his brother Shakir Rashid Bhat as an orthopaedic surgeon and his sister


Friday, May 24, 2019Friday prayers not allowed for 2nd week in Srinagar's Jamia Masjid

Srinagar, May 24: Friday prayers were not allowed for the second successive week of holy month of Ramzan in Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, where curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure in view of protests and clashes, triggered by the death of Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama.

However, prayers were offered in other mosques i


Friday, May 24, 2019Weather to remain cloudy for next 3 days

Srinagar, May 24: The Jammu and Kashmir metrological department has predicted cloudy weather for the next three days.

The spokesman said that weather would remain generally cloudy till May 27, and will gradually improve from Monday throughout the state.

From the last 20 hours, intermittent rains have occurred in most places of Jammu and Kashmir. The spokesman added that there would be a sig


Friday, May 24, 2019NC will form next Govt in J&K: Farooq

Jammu, May 24: National Conference president and Member Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday asserted that his party will form next government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

"We are hopeful of forming next government in the state," Dr Abdullah here told reporters on his arrival from Srinagar after again being elected as Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency.



Friday, May 24, 2019Modi cannot remove Art 370, 35A from J&K: Farooq

Jammu, May 24: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that no matter how powerful Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become after winning with the majority, but he cannot remove Article 35A and Article 370 from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

"No matters how much powerful he (Mr Modi) likes but he cannot remove Article 370 and Article 35A from the state," Dr Abdullah he


Friday, May 24, 2019Three drug peddlers arrested, poppy cultivation destroyed in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 24: Three drug peddlers were arrested and poppy cultivation over about 100 kanals of land destroyed in the Kashmir valley during the past 24 hours, a police spokesman said.

Fifty-six drug peddlers were arrested and poppy crops spread over 500 kanals of land destroyed in the state during the past two months, he said.

He said a check point was established at Guzarbal Chowk in


Friday, May 24, 2019Tral encounter ends, body of Zakir Musa handed over to family

Srinagar, May 24: An encounter, which ensued between militants and security forces on Thursday night in Tral area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir, ended on Friday morning after over 12 hours with the killing of chief of Ansar Gazwatul Hind Zakir Musa.

Security forces said it was major success as Musa was most wanted militant carrying a reward of Rs 15 lakhs on his head.

Hizbul Mujahid


Friday, May 24, 2019Modi promises an inclusive India as BJP storms back to power | BJP+ 350 CONG+ 85 Others 107

Every moment, every fibre of my being devoted to India, vows PM

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set for his second term in country’s top post as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)—riding on his popularity and the nationalism wave—has once again stormed to a massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections, bigger than its 2014 showing, leaving the opposition dazed and demoralized.

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) looks certain to cross


Friday, May 24, 2019World leaders congratulate

US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan were among dozens of world leaders who congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday on his impressive victory in the general elections as they vowed to work with him to bolster the bilateral ties.

"Congratulations to Prime Minister @NarendraModi and his BJ


Friday, May 24, 2019In replay of 2014, BJP stages stellar return, NC replaces PDP in Kashmir

Humiliating defeat for Mehbooba; Jugal, Jitendra crush Cong rivals

JAMMU: In an election held at a time when Jammu and Kashmir awaits assembly polls to elect a political government eleven months after fall of last ‘popular’ dispensation, the results from six Lok Sabha constituencies offered a reflection of 2014 outcome with only remarkable change of National Conference replacing the Peoples Democratic Party in Kashmir valley’s political landscape.

Even as Bha


Friday, May 24, 201946% in J&K, BJP’s national vote share surge past 50%

JAMMU: Polling a vote share of 46 percent across six seats, the Bhartiya Janta Party emerged as the largest party in terms of vote share in Jammu and Kashmir even it won only three of the six seats.

In its landslide victory, the BJP has seen its vote share soar past 50 per cent in at least 13 states and Union territories, a feat which the rival Congress could manage only in Puducherry.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the highest poll percentage of BJP has been registered on the Doda-Udhampur seat where it bagged 61.38 percent of the polled votes. On Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat, the BJP secured 58


Friday, May 24, 201921578 voters choose NOTA

JAMMU: More than twenty one thousand voters rejected all the candidates contesting on six parliamentary seats of Jammu and Kashmir by pressing 'None of The Above' (NOTA) option on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during polling.

Out of total 34,95,923 voters, who had exercised their franchise in the recently concluded LS polls, 21,578 voters have rejected all the candidates. The Lok Sabha


Friday, May 24, 2019Another trashing for Cong; led by RaGa, all top faces bite dust

JAMMU: After dominating the country’s politics for decades altogether, the Congress on Thursday faced second consecutive Lok Sabha defeat at the hands of the BJP, with the party only managing to better its 2014 tally by mere 8 seats, even as the party chief Rahul Gandhi took “100 per cent” responsibility for the humiliating loss.

Rahul, who led party’s big names in tasting defeat, congratulat


Friday, May 24, 2019No Cong MP in 18 UTs, states, 8 fmr-CMs lose

NEW DELHI: If one drives from Jammu and Kashmir to Tamil Nadu, one will not find a Congress MP in half-a-dozen of states. The party has scored a nil in 18 states and union territories in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Congress losers include eight chief ministers and the party's leader in the Lok Sabha.

Among the big states, there are zero Congress MPs in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat


Friday, May 24, 2019BJP gains big by new inroads, stunning returns

NEW DELHI: In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP surprised many by making deep inroads into West Bengal and Odisha, considered bastions of the Trinamool Congress and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), respectively. The BJP was leading in 18 of the 42 seats in West Bengal, and 9 out of 21 parliamentary constituencies in Odisha.

The party also repeated it superlative performance in five key Hindi-spe


Friday, May 24, 2019BJP MPs likely to meet on Saturday

NEW DELHI: The BJP parliamentary board on Thursday passed a resolution hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and thanking people for endorsing the party's agenda.

All the newly-elected BJP MPs may meet Saturday to elect Modi as their leader, following which he will meet the president to stake claim to form the new government, party sources said.

The oath-taking of the new govern


Friday, May 24, 2019Zakir Musa, J&K's most wanted militant, reported killed in Tral gunfight

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Valley's most wanted militant commander, Zakir Musa, who headed the Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Gazwatul Hind, was killed on Thursday by security forces in an encounter in Pulwama district, even as protests were witnessed across the region late night.

In view of the possible disturbance in law and order situation tomorrow, the authorities have ordered closure of all educatio


Friday, May 24, 2019Jammu-bound stranded vehicles to ply on National highway, one-way on Ladakh, Mughal roads

Srinagar, May 24: Only Jammu-bound stranded vehicles were allowed to move on Friday on the National Highway connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, a traffic police official said.

Only one-way traffic will continue on Srinagar-Leh National Highway and historic 86-km-long Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, the official told TN


Friday, May 24, 2019Educational institutions closed in Kashmir, IUST, KU postpone exams

Srinagar, May 24: All educational institutions were closed as a precautionary measure on Friday in the Kashmir Valley, where clashes erupted on Thursday night after reports about the death of Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama.

The Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora in Pulwama and Kashmir University (KU) postponed all examin


Friday, May 24, 2019Musa eliminated: Clamp down in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 24: Hours after Kashmir's most wanted militant commander Zakir Musa, who headed the Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Gazwatul Hind, was killed, nocturnal protests broke out in parts of Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian forcing authorities on Friday to impose restrictions in parts of the valley.

After the body of the slain militant was handed over to his family for the final rights, all educ


Thursday, May 23, 2019DDC Ganderbal reviews Aadhar seeding, PoS transactions, stock position in distt

GANDERBAL, MAY 23: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today chaired a meeting with the officials of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) department to review the status of Aadhar seeding, point of sale (PoS) transactions and stock position in view of ensuing Mela Kheer Bhawani and Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra.
The meeting was attended by Chief Planning O


Thursday, May 23, 2019DLSA Bandipora organizes awareness program on “Beti Bachao Beti Padao”

BANDIPORA, MAY 23: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Bandipora on Thursday organized a day long awareness program on “Beti Bachao Beti Padao” at Mini-Secretariat Bandipora in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare.
The program was attended by senior lawyers and other members of Bar Association Bandipora, Asha workers, Anganwadi workers and scores of employees from different


Thursday, May 23, 2019Governor congratulates Nahida for successfully scaling Mount Everest

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Governor Satya Pal Malik has congratulated Nahida Manzoor for successfully scaling the world’s highest peak -Mount Everest.
In a message, Governor has observed that Nahida is an inspiration for the youth of the State and hoped that her accomplishment will help in attracting youngsters towards adventure sports for which there is immense potential in the State.
Governor has wi


Thursday, May 23, 2019Member NDMA reviews disaster preparedness scenario in Kargil

KARGIL, MAY 23: Member National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt Gen (Retd) N C Marwah along with Deputy Commissioner Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary, who is also Chairman District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Kargil, reviewed the status of disaster preparedness in the district.
Superintendent of Police Kargil Dr Vinod Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sonam Chosjor, SDM Dras


Thursday, May 23, 2019Advisor Skandan reviews performance of KVIB

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan today chaired a meeting here to review the performance of Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB).
On the occasion, Advisor stressed upon the need of harmonized efforts among various stakeholders to improve the earning capacity of artisans associated with the Board.
Vice Chairperson KVIB, Dr Hina Shafi Bhat and other senior


Thursday, May 23, 2019Advisor Ganai interacts with deputations, individuals at Srinagar

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: As part of the weekly outreach programme, Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today interacted with a number of delegations and individuals at J&K Governor’s Grievance Cell at Church Lane, Sonawar here.
More than 22 delegations and scores of individuals from various parts of the Valley projected a number of issues on the occasion and sought their immediate redressal.


Thursday, May 23, 2019Action plan for conservation, development of medicinal plant sector in JK discussed

Advisors Kumar, Skandan asks for framing State Medicinal Plant Policy, creation of plant database, mapping of medicinal plant resources

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Advisors to Governor, K Vijay Kumar and K Skandan today jointly chaired a meeting to discuss the potential of medicinal Plants sector in the state, action plan for conservation, development and sustainable management of Medicinal Plants and structural support required for development of the State Medicinal Plant Board.
The meeting also discussed the achievements already regis


Thursday, May 23, 2019Div Com reviews developmental Scenario at Udhampur Takes stock of progress on key projects

UDHAMPUR, MAY-23:- Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Kumar today reviewed developmental scenario and progress on mega developmental projects here at a meeting of divisional & district heads of the key departments.
At the outset, the District Development Commissioner Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla gave details of ongoing projects taken up PHE, PWD, PDD, Health, PMGSY, Forest, Sports, Agricultu


Thursday, May 23, 2019DDC Ganderbal discusses Distt Plan 2019-20

GANDERBAL, MAY 23: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today chaired a meeting with the district officers to discuss the District Plan 2019-20.
The DDC discussed in detail all the projects which are in the District Plan Capex 2019-20 under different sectors with the concerned officers. The meeting also discussed the physical as well as the financial status of la


Thursday, May 23, 2019ARTO Rajouri sensitise young drivers about the ethical driving.

Rajouri : To sensitise the young drivers in promoting road safety awareness and to disseminate information about traffic rules, Assistant Regional Transport Officer ,Inzar Rana to conduct a trial cum workshop in Rajouri today.
while speaking on the occasion, the ARTO said that the precious lives must be saved and we should adhere to the traffic rules and wear safety gears such as helmets, se


Thursday, May 23, 2019Root relishing opportunity to do something special at WC

London, May 23 (IANS) England might be touted favourites going into the 2019 World Cup, but batsman Joe Root believes that the team has a lot to learn from defending champions Australia. In fact, the Aussies have peaked at the right time and with Steve Smith and David Warner back in the team, the unit looks stronger than ever.

"Australia have always had strong squads," Root told Sky Sports. "T


Thursday, May 23, 2019Ashwin set for county stint with Nottinghamshire

London, May 23 (IANS) Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will join Nottinghamshire for the second half of the County Championship season.

Ashwin's Nottinghamshire stint will be his second in county cricket after featuring in four matches for Worcestershire in 2017.

The off-spinning all-rounder, who will take over as overseas player from James Pattinson at the end of June, is expected to


Thursday, May 23, 2019Rahane backs Kohli & Co to do well in World Cup

Newport, May 23 (IANS) Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane believes India have a strong side and will do well in the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.

"Definitely, I am going to back the Indian team. We have a very strong side going into the World Cup. So, I am sure the Indian team will do well," Rahane told ESPNcricinfo.

Two-time champions India will


Thursday, May 23, 2019Usman Khawaja cleared of injury after head knock

Southampton, May 23 (IANS) Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has been cleared of injury after being hit on the helmet while batting against West Indies in a warm-up match prior to the World Cup in Southampton.

Khawaja was struck by a brute of a bouncer from Andre Russell in the second over of Australia's run chase during his side's seven-wicket win in the unofficial practice game at the Nursery


Thursday, May 23, 2019Smith sounds warning bell, stars in World Cup warm-up

Southampton, May 23 (IANS) Steve Smith sounded warning bells for the opposition teams going into the World Cup after he extended his pre-tournament purple patch with another half-century to help Australia defeat West Indies by seven wickets in the unofficial warm-up game.

Smith, who returned to the national set-up earlier this month, posted 76 off 82 balls as Australia chased down 230-run targ


Thursday, May 23, 2019Alex Hales eyes England comeback at World T20

London, May 23 (IANS) Alex Hales, who was dropped from the England World Cup squad, is eyeing a comeback to the national side for the next year's T20 World Cup to be held in October on the back of some good performances in T20 leagues across the globe.

"I hope the door is not closed, that's one of my aims, that T20 World Cup," ESPNcricinfo quoted Hales as saying on Wednesday while he was atten


Thursday, May 23, 2019Ajinkya Rahane scores century on County debut

Newport (UK), May 23 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who failed to make a cut in the 15-member India squad for the upcoming World Cup, scored a brilliant century on his County debut for Hampshire.

Rahane, who had managed just 10 runs in the first innings of the Division One game against Nottinghamshire, smashed 119 runs off 197 balls in the second innings on Day Three of the match


Thursday, May 23, 2019Boxing expected to maintain status at Tokyo Olympics

Paris, May 23 (IANS) Boxing is set to appear on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games calendar, while the recognition of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should be suspended, according to the recommendation of the IOC's Executive Board to next month's IOC Session.

Former AIBA president Gafur Rahimov, an Uzbek businessman who has been linked to org


Thursday, May 23, 20192022 World Cup to keep 32-team format: FIFA

Paris, May 23 (IANS) FIFA on Wednesday shrugged off any possibility of expansion from 32 to 48 teams at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

On January 10, 2017, FIFA Council unanimously decided in favour of expanding the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition as of the 2026 edition, which will be co-hosted by the US, Canada and Mexico, the Xinhau news agency reported.

After being presented with


Thursday, May 23, 2019Musk's tunnelling company bags $48.6 mn deal in Vegas

San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tunnelling company -Boring - has bagged a $48.6 million worth contract to build an underground transportation system around the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Engadget reported on Thursday.

Authorities conjured up the project to go with the LVCC's expansion -- the whole facility will span 200 acres after all construction is done, and peop


Thursday, May 23, 2019Sensex down 400 pts as investors rush to book profit

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The S&P BSE Sensex , at 3.17 p.m., fell over 400 points or 1.02 per cent to 38,709.95 after hitting a record high of 40,124.96 as investors rushed to book profit.

The Nifty fell by 86.05 points or 0.73 per cent to 11,651.85.

Earlier during the afternoon, the Sensex began retreating after it surpassed the 40,000 mark within minutes into days trade.

"Indian equity ma


Thursday, May 23, 2019'Main Bhi Chowkidar' emerged big winner on social media

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appeared set to retain power, the party emerged as a clear winner on social networks and traditional media platforms -- reaching out to its target audience in a much mor organised and methodological manner than its rivals.

The BJP's well-oiled social media machinery swung into action se


Thursday, May 23, 2019Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn attends pre-trial talks

Tokyo, May 23 (IANS) Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn took part in the first pre-trial process at the Tokyo District Court on Thursday for allegedly transferring private investment losses to the carmaker.

The 65-year-old has been indicted for allegedly understating his executive compensation in Nissan's securities reports. He has also been charged with aggravated breach of trust o


Thursday, May 23, 2019Woman asks Amazon CEO to return product in meeting

San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) Amid Amazon's annual shareholders conference where dozens of people joined to discuss issues like renewable energy use and equal pay, a woman called out to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos trying to return a product that was purchased from the e-commerce platform.

Taking advantage of the open question-and-answer round with Bezos, the woman, who is also an Amazon shareholder,


Thursday, May 23, 2019Dorsey's mobile payment firm starts hiring for crypto project

San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's mobile payment company - Square - is getting closer to launching its long-awaited crypto project and is ready to make its first hire.

Earlier in March, Dorsey announced his $32.7 billion worth company Square would hire three to four developers and a designer to work on the open-source Bitcoin ecosystem, CNN reported on Wednesday.

"We a


Thursday, May 23, 2019Key Indian equity market indices open in green

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Taking a cue from the initial trend of the Lok Sabha polls verdict which indicates the BJP-led NDA candidates are leading, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 39,110.21 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 39,591.77 points.

Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 39,653.12 points,


Thursday, May 23, 2019Mobile networks suspending orders for Huawei smartphones

Hong Kong, May 23 (IANS) Mobile networks in Asia and Europe have issued suspending orders for Huawei smartphones following the US decision last week to restrict the company's access to American technology, the media reported.

The inclusion of Huawei on an export blacklist means the Chinese company can no longer source software or components from US suppliers without a license. Existing devices


Thursday, May 23, 2019US dollar declines amid Fed minutes

New York, May 23 (IANS) US dollar declined on Wednesday as investors digested the newly-released minutes by the Federal Reserve.

The US central bank on Wednesday released the minutes of its latest monetary policy meeting, saying members "observed that a patient approach to determining future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate would likely remain appropriate f


Thursday, May 23, 2019NDA set to score 97.5 per cent in Bihar

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is all set to score 97.5 per cent in Bihar, if the current leads hold.

The BJP is set to win all the 17 seats it contested in the state, while partner Janata Dal (United) is ahead on 16 out of the 17 it contested. The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), the third NDA member, is ahead on all the 6 seats it contested.

The NDA had gone to


Thursday, May 23, 2019Supriya Sule-Pawar wins Baramati, NCP leading in 3 more seats

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Supriya Sule-Pawar of Nationalist Congress Party was declared elected from Baramati Lok Sabha seat on Thursday, in her third consecutive victory from the family stronghold.

She secured over 650,000 votes, while her Bharatiya Janata Party rival, Kanchan R. Kool, who scored over 493,000 votes.

This makes Supriya Sule-Pawar, the daughter of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, the f


Thursday, May 23, 2019Goa CM congratulates PM, Shah for 'spectacular' win

Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP President Amit Shah for pulling off a "spectacular" win in the 2019 general elections.

"People have voted for a new India. Heartiest congratulations to PM Shri @Narendramodi ji & BJP president @AmitShah for the spectacular win. Our nation will scale greater heights under yo


Thursday, May 23, 2019Jagan Mohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh CM on May 30: YSRCP leader

Amaravati, May 23 (IANS) Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will take oath as the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on May 30 in the temple town of Tirupati, a YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader said on Thursday.

YSRCP was heading for a landslide victory as it was leading on 152 seats in the 175-member Assembly.

Senior party leader Umareddy Venkateshwarlu told reporters that the newly elected YSRCP l


Thursday, May 23, 2019Modi wave sweeping Rajasthan

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Modi wave seems to be sweeping Rajasthan with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leading in 24 out of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state as counting of votes progressed on Thursday.

This is a major debacle for the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress, which had managed to form government in the state a few months back, stoking hopes of a better performance in the parliamentary ele


Thursday, May 23, 2019Congress office wears deserted look

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Congress headquarters in the capital wore a deserted look on Thursday with counting trends showing only a marginal improvement in the partys tally from the previous Lok Sabha elections.

Senior party leaders were conspicuous by their absence as the trends showed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead on 298 seats while the cCongress was leading in 52 seats, as per t


Thursday, May 23, 2019AAP welcomes public mandate; congratulates BJP for victory

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) As the trends showed BJP leading across the country as well as in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday congratulated the saffron party for its victory and said it hopes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would do good work in his future tenure.

Welcoming the people's mandate, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharwaj said: "Nothing in the democracy is as pure, sacred and


Thursday, May 23, 2019Shripad Naik leads in North Goa by 11,587 votes

Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Union Minister of State for AYUSH and sitting BJP MP Shripad Yesso Naik is leading over his nearest rival and state Congress President Girish Chodankar by 11,587 votes from North Goa, election officials said.

In the South Goa Lok Sabha, former Chief Minister and Congress candidate Francisco Sardinha polled 48,778 votes against 38,770 votes received by his BJP rival and si


Thursday, May 23, 2019Deve Gowda, Kharge trail in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) candidate H.D. Deve Gowda and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge were on Thursday trailing behind their BJP rivals in the Tumkur and Gulbarga (SC) Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka.

According to the latest vote count trends, Gowda was trailing behind the Bharatiya Janata Party's G.S. Basavraj by 22,925 votes after


Thursday, May 23, 2019PM Modi, Amit Shah put together a winning alliance: Omar

Srinagar, May 23: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah credited PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah with running a very ‘professional campaign’ soon after vote counting leads made it clear that the BJP was heading towards a convincing win in the Lok Sabha elections.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Omar wrote: “So the exit polls were correct. All that’s left is to congratulat


Thursday, May 23, 2019Grenade hurled at CRPF camp in Srinagar

Srinagar: Suspected militants hurled a grenade at the 25th bn CRPF camp near Tagore Hall in Srinagar

An official said that the suspected militants lobbed a grenade at CRPF camp in Srinagar.

However, there was no immediate reports of any injury or damage.

Soon after the attack, forces cordoned off the area and launched a hunt for the attackers.


Thursday, May 23, 2019People have every right to express their anger for my failings: Mehbooba

Srinagar, May 23: The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that voters have every right to express their anger for her failings.

Taking to her twitter handle Mehbooba wrote; “I’ve been fortunate to get the love & affection of my people. They have every right to express their anger for my failings. Accept their verdict with humility. Congr


Thursday, May 23, 2019Road Accident kills one in Srinagar

Srinagar: One person namely Mustaq Ahmad Sheikh of Habbak crossing was hit by a Maruti car bearing number JK01R -4554 at Zakura crossing resulting in his death at 5:30 pm today, a local resident Aqid Farooq Shah said.

Mustaq was unloading the pipes from his load carrier and suddenly a car hit his load carrier.


Thursday, May 23, 2019Mehbooba, Shah Faesal congratulate PM Modi on landslide win

Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal on Thursday congratulated the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the landslide win in Lok Sabha polls.

“Congratulations to Narendra Modi ji for a historic mandate. Today surely belongs to BJP and its allies. Time for Congress to get an Amit Shah,” Mehbooba said in a tweet.



Thursday, May 23, 2019Farooq set to win, Mehbooba likely to finish third

Jammu/Srinagar, May 23: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah appeared set to win the Lok Sabha election from Srinagar while former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was trailing at the third spot in Anantnag constituency.

As the counting of votes was completed for nearly 65 per cent of the votes in the six Lok Sabha constituencies of the state, the Bharati


Thursday, May 23, 2019Decision Day: LS vote count, results today

Three-tier security in J&K; MHA warns of violence; parties claim victory

JAMMU: The counting of votes for the seven-phase elections to India's lower house of parliament, the world's biggest democratic exercise, will take place on Thursday, bringing the curtains down on a bitterly-fought contest which the country rarely witnessed.
Most of the exit polls have predicted that the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is on course to retain po


Thursday, May 23, 2019Buoyed by exit polls, BJP prepares for celebrations, Cong on ‘standby’

JAMMU: Buoyed by exit polls predicting a sweeping victory for the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the state BJP office was today abuzz with activities with most of its senior leaders, former ministers and commoners from different fields visiting the office, while on the other hand the office of the Congress Party wore almost a deserted look as many of the senior state leaders were not seen in th


Thursday, May 23, 2019Want President's rule to end, J&K elections at earliest: Guv

Directs release of C-DRW wages in Ramzan

SRINAGAR: Asserting that his administration is in favour of revocation of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said he wants the elections of legislative assembly to be held as soon as possible, but the final call on the timing of polls will be taken by the Election Commission.
Governor also assured that annual Amarnath Yatra commencing from July 1 this ye


Thursday, May 23, 2019Inaugurates JCR flyover phase-II

SRINAGAR: Giving summer capital a major breather from traffic jams, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday inaugurated the second phase of much awaited Jehangir-Chowk-Rambagh (JCR) flyover here.
The one-and-half kilometer Rambagh-Alochibagh stretch of the flyover has been constructed at a cost of 37.5 crore rupees. The stretch is expected to prove as a major traffic decongestant on grade roads


Thursday, May 23, 20192 HM ultras killed in Kulgam, infiltration bid foiled on LoC

SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed in another pre-dawn encounter with security forces, this time in Kulgam district, even as Army claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by 4-5 Pakistani militants along the Line of Control in Bandipora district. While infiltrators were forced to move back, the security forces have recovered a large cache of weapons even as a search operation is underway in th


Thursday, May 23, 2019Jawan killed, 7 hurt in blast at LoC training

JAMMU: An Army soldier was killed and seven others were injured in a blast during a "training activity" along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Wednesday.
The incident took place when soldiers were carrying out drill with live ammunition on a forward post as part of Mission Readiness Training, official sources said.
"On Wednesday at 0915 hours, during a training activity on a mil


Thursday, May 23, 2019Army Cmdr briefs Guv on security in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Wednesday briefed Governor Satya Pal Malik on the obtaining security situation along the country’s borders and the ongoing anti-terror operation being conducted in Kashmir Valley.
The meeting between the two was held hours after the Army Commander reviewed the prevailing security situation in the restive South Kashmir.
GoC, Northern Comma


Thursday, May 23, 2019Rajouri: Major terror plot foiled, 4 AKs among 15 weapons recovered

JAMMU: In a significant anti-terror operation aimed at eliminating the attempts to revive militancy in Jammu region, the police on Wednesday bust a major militant hideout in Rajouri district and recovered 15 weapons including three AK 47 and one AK 56 rifles from there.
Acting on a tip of existence of a militant hideout in Chatyari forest area of Rajouri, the police launched a search operation d


Thursday, May 23, 2019Govt braces up for pollution-free Amarnath yatra, environmentalists’ concerns remain

JAMMU: Amid criticism from environmentalist for its failure to reduce pollution, the state authorities have braced up for annual pilgrimage for Amarnath cave shrine, focusing to protect environment and reduce pollution level, even as the environmentalists are not expecting much from the authorities this time too.

The state government has claimed that stern measures have been taken to reduce pollution levels and to ensure hygienic food being served to devotees.

“133 langar organizers were given permission. We have taken an undertaking from them to maintain basic hygiene. If any langar or


Thursday, May 23, 2019Advisor suspends DFO Bhadarwah, six others

Forest encroachment

BHADARWAH: Taking note of the large scale encroachment of forest land in the region, K Vijay Kumar, the advisor to the Governor Wednesday directed the principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) to order immediate suspension of seven officials, including the divisional forest officer.
As per the order, Advisor Kumar has directed PCCF to place Bhadarwah DFO Khalid Amin Mehta, Range Officer (RO) Chiralla Sunil Sharma, forester of Jaie Block Rattan Kumar and all the forest guards posted in compartments 1 to 12 of Chiralla range under suspension and attach them with the office of PCCF till fur


Thursday, May 23, 2019SCO: Sushma, Qureshi, Pulwama and Sweets?

KYRGYZSTAN: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi exchanged pleasantries during a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) here on Wednesday and sat next to each other during a joint call on Kyrgyz president, amid strained ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
At the meeting, India spoke about the Pulwama terror attack and said the subsequent terror strikes in neighbouring Sri Lanka had made it more determined to fight the scourge firmly.
Swaraj, while attending the SCO Foreign Ministers's conference, said that Indi


Thursday, May 23, 2019Mudslide kills 2 girls, hurts third

SRINAGAR: Two girls were killed and another one was injured critically after they came under a mudslide at Hardi Shiva area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.
“Three girls were passing through the Reshipora Hardshiva area when suddenly a mudslide hit them and injured all of them critically,” an official said.
“All the injured were evacuated by locals and passersby to Sub District hospital Sopore where doctors declared two of them brought dead while admitted another,” they said.
Block Medical Officer (BMO) Sopore Mohammad Sami confirmed the incident and said the i


Thursday, May 23, 2019Chargesheet in Sumbal rape soon: Police

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police will "soon" file a charge sheet in the Sumbal rape case, a statement issued today said.
Tahir Ahmad Mir was arrested for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district.
"Police will file the chargesheet in the competent court of law against the accused person soon," a police spokesman said.
“There is no truth in the suggestions that the medical examination of the girl had not established sexual assault. The incident of assault on three-year-old child in Sumbal (Bandipora) is very much true and based on fact


Thursday, May 23, 2019NIA charge sheets 4 ISJK ultras

JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against four suspected terrorists of the Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) for the attack on a police team in Srinagar last year.
Nearly 20-days after the attack at the Tourist Reception Centre in Srinagar on November 24 last year, the NIA had taken over the probe into the incident from the state police.
During its probe, The Jammu and Kashmir Police had arrested three suspected members of the terror group -- Tahir Ahmad Khan, Haris Mushtaq Khan and Asif Suhail Nadaf -- immediately after the incident.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Power shutdown

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: According to the Power Controller, Kashmir province, PDD Bemina, Srinagar, the 33 kV lines of STD Pulwama shall remain shutdown in order to carry out branch cutting and maintenance works.
As per the handout, the power supply from the 33 kV Feeder Awantipora-Naroo to Receiving Station Naroo and 33 kV Feeder Awantipora- Airfield to Receiving Station Airfield shall remain affected


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Delegation of Bakerwal community led by former Minister Kohli meets Governor

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: A delegation of Bakerwal community led by Er. Abdul Gani Kohli, former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Kohli apprised Governor about many hardships being faced by the Bakerwal community particularly those belonging to Kalakote in Rajouri district as they are not being allowed to move to upper reaches of Dachigam along with their flocks o


Wednesday, May 22, 2019GDC Baghi Dilawar Khan Srinagar organises Seerat Conference

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: The Government Degree College Baghi Dilawar Khan Srinagar today organized a one-day Seerat Conference at S. P College Auditorium.
Prof.(Dr.) Yaseen Ahmad Shah, Director Colleges, Prof. (Dr.) Khurshid Ahmad Khan, Principal S.P College and Govt Degree college BaghiDilawar Khan, Prof.(Dr.) Shahjan S.P College and Dr Faiz Qaziabadi GDC Handwara were guests of honour on the occasion


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DSEK observes Int’l biodiversity day at GHSS Kothibagh

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: To observe the International Biodiversity Day, Cultural Education Wing of Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) today held a provisional level seminar titled “Water depletion: A crisis in making” at Government Girls Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Kothibagh, Srinagar.
The students from all districts of the valley participated in the seminar.
Principal Higher Secondar


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DIPR hosts symposium, cultural Prog on Drug de-addiction

JAMMU, MAY 22:- The Cultural Wing, Department of Information & Public Relations, Jammu today organized a symposium cum Cultural Programme on the topic “Drug de-addiction” here at Government Higher Secondary School, Saruinsar.
Principal of the host school, Subash Chander Sharma was the chief guest.
Over 11 students of host school participated in the contest and expressed their views on the topic


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DDC Ramban reviews performance of PWD, PDD

RAMBAN, MAY 22: District Development Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today reviewed the progress on key projects of PDD and PWD.
He took review of physical and financial achievements for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20 under District and State Plan, CRF, STF, NABARD of the twin departments.
The meeting was attended by CPO, Kasturi Lal , Assistant Director Planning Ganesh Kumar, Xen PWD, XEN


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Ramadhan, Shab- e-Qadar, Eid-ul-Fitr arrangements finalized at Poonch

POONCH, MAY 22: Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav today finalized the arrangements for holy month of Ramadhan besides Shab-e-Qadar and Eid-ul-Fitr, here at a meeting .
The meeting was attended by ADC, Addl. SP, senior officers of various departments besides representatives of Managing Committee, Jamia Masjid, Poonch and other religious organisations.
Representatives of Muslim organisations put


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DC Shopian reviews SDG plan preparations

SHOPIAN, MAY 22: Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Dr Owais Ahmad today chaired a meeting of various concerned officers to discuss action plan under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the district.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, ADC, CPO and other concerned officers and officials.
During the meeting, it was discussed that the action plan under SDG for district Shopian is near completion. T


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DDC Kishtwar inspects PHE installations

KISHTWAR, MAY 22: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Angrez Singh Rana today inspected key water installation and filtration plants here which supply’s water to the main town areas.
General Manager NHPC, Yoginder Kotha, XEN PHE, Sudesh Kotwal, Vice President Municipal Committee Kishtwar, Firdous Ahmed Mingnoo, AEE PWD, AEE PHE, JE besides concerned officials were present.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DC Kargil takes stock of Shab-i-Qadr, Matyrdom Day of Hazrat Ali (A.S), Jumat-ul-Vida arrangements

KARGIL, MAY 22: Deputy Commissioner Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary today took stock of the arrangements being put in place by the District Administration for the ensuing Shab-i-Qadr, Martyrdom Day of Hazrat Ali (A.S) Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr.
Superintendent of Police Kargil, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil, Additional Superintendent of Police Kargil, representatives of Islamia School


Wednesday, May 22, 2019SFRI hosts painting competition on biodiversity

JAMMU, MAY 22: State Forest Research Institute, Jammu celebrated biodiversity day here at its Campus by organizing a painting competition for the students .
The students of Government High School Janipur participated in the event and expressed their views on the theme of biodiversity day. They also visited the nursery and got information about the biodiversity of the campus.
Priyanka Saha, II


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Jammu DLSA holds awareness event on Child Protection Act

JAMMU, MAY 22: District Legal .Services Authority, Jammu in compliance to the directions of Justice Rajesh Bindal, Executive Chairman, J&K State Legal Services Authority and under the Chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul, Chairman District Legal Services Authority, (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jammu today held an awareness programmes at KC Public School to educate the students about Jammu &


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Northern Army Commander meets Governor

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Lt Gen. Singh briefed Governor about the overall security situation along the IB, LAC, LoC and hinterland and the anti terrorist operations being conducted by the Army.
Governor and the Army Commander also discussed the security arrangements in place for Shri Ama


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Governor dedicates second phase of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover to commuters

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: Governor Satya Pal Malik dedicated the second phase of the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover today to commuters.
Sh. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Sh. K.K. Sharma, Sh. K. Skandan- Advisors to Governor; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; Sh. Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring; Sh. Baseer Khan, Divisi


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Advisor Kumar for making coordinated efforts to conserve biodiversity

International Day for Biological Diversity -2019

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay today highlighted the importance of biodiversity which is essential for sustainable development and human well-being in present world. He said that coordinated efforts need to be made for conservation of biological diversity to ensure the sustainable utilization of life support systems on earth.
The Advisor said this while addressing the participant


Wednesday, May 22, 2019DG Fire Services inspects fire stations of south Kashmir

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: Director General (DG) Fire & Emergency Services, V K Singh today inspected the Fire & Emergency Stations Head quarters at Anantnag, Bijbehera, Qazigund and Command Office Anantnag.
During the visit, the DG interacted with the staff and issued a number of on-spot directions to the concerned.
The DG appreciated the dedication and devotion of Fire Services teams in the discharge


Wednesday, May 22, 2019LS polls: All arrangements in place for vote counting in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 22: All arrangements have been put in place for the smooth conduct of counting of votes on Thursday for Lok Sabha election in Kashmir valley, which sends three representatives to Parliament.

“All arrangements, including security, have been finalised for the smooth conduct of counting of votes for Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies,” official sources sai


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Drug peddler arrested, heroin recovered in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 22: A drug peddler was arrested on Wednesday and heroin recovered from his possession in the summer capital Srinagar, a police spokesman said.

He said a check point was established under police station Ram Munshi Bagh in Srinagar.

During checking, a drug peddler, identified as Mohsin Bashir Bhat, resident of Athwajan, was arrested after some quantity of heroin was recovered


Wednesday, May 22, 2019J&K Guv apologises to public on Kashmir highway ban, says decision taken in national interest

Srinagar, May 22: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday apologised to the public for inconvenience caused due to the ban on civilian traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

However, he asserted that the decision was taken in the national interest.

“I apologise to the people for the inconvenience they have faced due to the highway restrictions. But the ban was imposed in the national in


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Governor inaugurates second phase Jahangir Chowk- Rambagh flyover

Srinagar, May 22: The second phase of Jahangir Chowk- Rambagh flyover was inaugurated by Governor Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday and was thrown open for vehicular movement.

The second phase of the flyover stretching from Rambagh to Alochi Bagh has been constructed at a cost of Rs 37.5 crore. The stretch will provide substantial relief to commuters traveling towards Lal Chowk is


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Web series on Modi returns after elections

New Delhi: 'Modi: Journey Of A Common Man', the web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi is live again, a month after the Election Commission banned its streaming in favour of a level-playing field during the Lok Sabha elections.

Directed by Umesh Shukla of 'OMG - Oh My God' fame, the web series was launched just days ahead of the polls, and was playing on even though the EC had stopped the


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Indian Cricket team leaves for World Cup 2019

Mumbai, May 22: Indian Cricket team on Wednesday left from Mumbai airport to take part in the much awaited International Cricket Council (ICC) Men's Cricket World Cup in England, starting from May 30.

Virat Kohli will lead the Indian team in the upcoming tournament and the 2011 World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni also features in the 15-member squad.

Addressing the media on Tuesday before


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Jammu Police introduces "GirlsGoEasyNow" mini bus exclusively for ladies

Jammu, May 22: In a bid to provide free and secure environment, Jammu Police in collaboration with mini bus operators on Wednesday introduced "GirlsGoEasyNow" mini bus exclusively for the ladies on Phallian Mandal route.

"Initially one mini bus has been dedicated for girls and ladies from Satwari to Mandal area and it is a joint venture of Jammu Police and matador operators," DySP Dr Sunnaiya


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Anti-Corruption Bureau books Divisional Manager of SFC Udhampur in graft case

Jammu, May 22: The sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau has booked the Divisional Manager of State Forest Corporation, Udhampur in graft case.

"Anti-Corruption Bureau Doda has registered a graft case against Puran Chand Bhagat of R S Pura, Jammu presently posted as Divisional Manager in State Forest Corporation Udhampur on the basis of a written complaint lodged by one Romesh Chander of Ward No


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Only one way traffic on Kashmir, Ladakh and Mughal road

Srinagar, May 22: Only one-way traffic will continue to ply on the national highways connecting Srinagar with Jammu, Ladakh with Kashmir and historic Mughal road on Wednesday, official sources said.

Meanwhile, Governor administration has announced on Tuesday evening that there will be no ban on civilian traffic movement on the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the co


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Kulgam encounter ends: 2 militants killed, internet suspended

Srinagar, May 22: Two militants were killed on Wednesday by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the south Kashmir district of Kulgam, official sources said.

Internet service has been suspended in Kulgam, where clashes erupted at several places.
They said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Restrictions lifted in down town, SeK in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 22: Curfew like restrictions imposed in down town and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK), Srinagar to prevent any demonstration on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone were lifted on Wednesday.

Curfew like restrictions imposed were imposed on Tuesday in down town and SeK.

Mirwaiz, father of chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulv


Wednesday, May 22, 2019No restrictions on civilian traffic on NH after Sunday

Guv lifts curbs in toto, thanks public for cooperation

JAMMU: After great inconvenience to lakhs of commuters for eleven days spanned over one-and-a-half-month, the death of an elderly man, widespread condemnation in the Valley, and three reviews bringing partial relaxations, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday announced to lift the restrictions imposed on civilian movement on the National Highway (NH-44) connecting Jammu to Srinagar, from Sunday, th


Wednesday, May 22, 2019AOC shifted, 4 officers may face severe punish

Budgam copter crash

SRINAGAR: The Indian Air Force has transferred the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of the Srinagar base in the midst of a court of inquiry (CoI) probing the accidental shooting down of an Mi-17 helicopter in Kashmir during a standoff with Pakistan on February 27, even as the reports said that officer held responsible will be charged by the IAF for culpable homicide not amounting to murder along with


Wednesday, May 22, 2019JMC wakes up to pitiable sanitation

To launch 19-day drive but with ‘limited manpower’

JAMMU: Waking up to strong public resentment over poor sanitation in all the seventy five (75) wards, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), on the directions of government, has finally decided to launch a nineteen-day-long special sanitation drive in all the 75 wards so as to avoid public wrath.

The JMC had been facing sharp criticism from the central government over poor sanitation and its f


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Governor reviews security ahead of Amarnathji yatra

SRINAGAR: Ahead of its commencement from July 1 from both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes, the security arrangements for the annual ilgrimage to the revered Shri Amarnathji cave shrine were reviewed in detail by Governor Satya Pal Malik at a high-level meeting convened at Raj Bhavan here.
The meeting was attended by Governor's Advisor K Vijay Kumar, Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam, senior Army


Wednesday, May 22, 2019‘2>1’: ECI rejects Lavasa's demand to record dissent

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission Tuesday rejected with a majority vote election commissioner Ashok Lavasa's demand that dissent notes should be recorded in its orders on model code violations, days after the simmering tension within the poll body over the issue came out in the open.

The 'full commission' of the panel, comprising Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and two other members -Lavasa and Sushil Chandra- deliberated on the contentious issue, after which the Commission said that dissent notes and minority views would remain part of records but would not be part of its order.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019ACB catches SFC Div Mgr taking bribe

JAMMU: A divisional manager in State Forest Corporation (SFC) was caught by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Tuesday while taking Rs 30000 as bribe from a contractor in Udhampur district.

“Puran Chand Bhagat was caught accepting Rs 30,000 in the presence of independent witnesses in his office-cum-residence complex at Udhampur for releasing contractors' pending payment,” an ACB spokesperson said.

“A formal case under FIR No.05/2019 under Sections 5 (1) (d) r/w 5 (2) and Section 4-A of Prevention of Corruption Act (Amendment 2014) has been registered against Bhagat on the basis of a written


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Shortage of IGPs afflicts J&K Police

JAMMU: At one hand its officers are leading from the front the fight against organised crime and maintaining law and order, the prevailing policy of Jammu and Kashmir Police has contributed to a shortage of Inspector General of Police (IGP) level officers in the state.

“The state has total 19 IGP level officers but half of them are on central deputation. Despite the fact that Jammu and Kashmir


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Poor Boards result: No increment for teachers

JAMMU: The poor performance by students of government school across Jammu region in recent board examinations has prompted Directorate of School Education to stop annual increment of lecturers, masters and teachers of those schools with pass percentage lesser than 33%.

Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) had declared 10th class result on May 13th while the results of 12t


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Keeping NH-44 Moving | NHAI experts flag roadside truck parking, debris major hindrances

JAMMU: An expert committee from Delhi, constituted to assess the situation of land sliding and unstable slopes on the 270-KM-long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, today briefed Advisor to Governor KK Sharma of its findings and also discussed the issues faced by the implementing agency in undertaking hassle-free four-laning of Highway.

In Advisor’s meeting with the committee of experts of Natio


Wednesday, May 22, 20193 colleges sealed for Counting

JAMMU: There will be no class work at MAM College, Govt Science College and Govt Polytechnic for Boys from May 22 to May 24, 2019, in view of counting of votes of Jammu Parliamentary Constituency and counting of votes of special polling stations of Kashmir Migrants, an official spokesman said.

As per an order issued by District Magistrate, Jammu, the three institutes shall remain close from


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Yasin Mailk to appear in TADA Court on June 8

JAMMU: TADA court Jammu on Tuesday issued notice to Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Dr. Rubiya Syed and killing of Air Force personals in 1990s.

Along with Malik, the Presiding Officer of TADA Court also issued notices to Ali Mohammad Mir, Mohd Zaman Mir, Iqbal Ahmed Gandroo, Javed Ahmed Mir, Manzoor Ahmed S


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Arunachal MLA, 10 others killed by Naga militants

ITANAGAR: In a brutal attack, suspected NSCN militants on Tuesday gunned down sitting MLA and NPP assembly poll candidate Tirong Aboh and ten others, including his son and two security personnel, in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Aboh, 41, was on his way to his constituency from Assam, along with son Longgem, other family members, four personal security officers and a poll agent in a con


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Pakistan violates ceasefire on IB, firing on

Jammu, May 21: Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector on Tuesday evening, sparking off a gunfight which was still on, police said.

"Pakistan Rangers targeted Border Security Force positions in Samba sector in the evening using small arms and automatics. BSF troopers have retaliated. Firing exchanges were going on till last repor


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Traffic restrictions on Jammu-Srinagar highway to end next week

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government announced that there would be no restrictions on civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway from May 27 onwards.

In the aftermath of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, the state government had banned movement of civilian traffic on the national highway on Wednesdays and Sundays to secure the passage of convoys of security forces.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019J&K Governor reviews security for Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar, May 22: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik reviewed security arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra that begins on July 1.

"In a meeting held at the state Raj Bhawan in Srinagar the governor stressed the need for all concerned agencies to maintain a close watch and effective coordination to ensure the smooth conduct of the forthcoming Yatra," an official statement said.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019Two militants killed in Kulgam gunfight

Srinagar, May 22: Two militants was killed in a gunfight with the security forces on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

Police sources said security forces started a cordon and search operation in Gopalpora village of Kulgam district after receiving reports about the presence of militants there.

"As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at the secur


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Reliance topples IOC to become the biggest Indian company

New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani's oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries has toppled state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) to become the country's biggest company by revenue.
Reliance in the 2018-19 fiscal year that ended March 31, reported a turnover of Rs 6.23 lakh crore. In comparison, IOC posted a turnover of Rs 6.17 lakh crore for the fiscal, according to regulator


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Locals of Rajouri town still waiting for better road connectivity.

Languishing project would be covered within a period of one month:Ex.En PWD.

Sahil Sharma.

Rajour: Roads play an important role in the process of development and indirectly responsible for the economic growth of the particular area.So it is important to maintain roads from time to time to ensure public safety.The poor "Roads Connectivity" still remain one of the main problem of the commuters who used to visit daily in different parts of the state. The condition bec


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Div Com reviews arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2019

jammu, May 21: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting of the heads of concerned departments to review the arrangements being put in place to ensure smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2019.
meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Samba, Sushma Chouhan, Director Health Services, Dr Samir Mattoo, ADC Jammu, Rish Pal Singh, DIG Jammu Kathua range, Sujit Kuma


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, MAY 21: According to Superintending Engineer, Electric Maintt. and R. E. Circle Jammu, the power supply to Bohri and its adjoining areas fed from B-2 feeder shall remain affected on May 22, 24 and 25 from 09 am to 02 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Gho-Manhasa and its adjoining areas fed from GM-2 feeder shall remain affected on May 25 from 09 am to 02 pm.
Likewise, the power supply


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Advisor Ganai listens to people’s issues at Jammu

Reviews functioning of departments under his charge

JAMMU, MAY 21: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today listened to people’s issues here. He met several public delegations and individuals who apprised him about their issues and demands.
Delegations of state government employees of various departments also met with the Advisor, to raise their job-related issues.
The Advisor gave a patient hearing to the demands and assured due c


Tuesday, May 21, 201915-day Ramzan Festival commences at Kashmir Haat

SRINAGAR, MAY 21: A 15-day Ramzan festival commenced Tuesday evening at Kashmir Haat, here, with the aim to relive the spirit of festivity of this holy month.
The festival is being organized by Department of Industries and Commerce, Kashmir in collaboration with Department of Culture, J&K.
To make the evenings mystic, the Naatia performances by famous Naat Khawns singers of Kashmir will be th


Tuesday, May 21, 2019General Elections 2019: No Class work at MAM, Science and Polytechnic Colleges from May 22 to 24

JAMMU, MAY 21: There will be no class work at MAM College, Govt Science College and Govt Polytechnic for Boys from May 22 to May 24, 2019 in view of counting of votes of Jammu Parliamentary Constituency and counting of votes of special polling stations of Kashmir Migrants.
As per an order issued by District Magistrate, Jammu, the three institutes shall remain close from 22nd May to 24th


Tuesday, May 21, 2019State Haj Committee declares 9 Haj Group Organizers eligible

SRINAGAR, MAY 21: The office of State Haj Committee today informed the general public and aspiring Haj pilgrims of Haj-2019 in particular that as per the notification issued by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi, nine Haj Group Organisers (Private Tour Operators) of J&K State have been found eligible for registration for Haj-2019.
These Haj Group Organisers (Private To


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Election Observers review counting arrangements at Baramulla

BARAMULLA, MAY 21: Election Observers for Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency today convened a meeting here at Dak Bungalow to review the arrangements put in place for the smooth counting of votes, scheduled on May 23.
Returning Officer for Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency Dr G N Itoo, AROs, Micro Observers, Counting Supervisors and Assistants and other officers/officials associated with


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Div Com reviews arrangements for Mela Kheer Bhawani

SRINAGAR, MAY 21: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the arrangements for Mela Kheer-Bhawani which will be celebrated across the valley on June 10.
The meeting was informed that the Mela Kheer-Bhavani will be celebrated at Tulmulla in Ganderbal, will be held at Tulmulla in Ganderbal district.
Threadbare discussions were held about lodging, STP


Tuesday, May 21, 2019DDC Ganderbal reviews performance of ICDS, Social Welfare Department

GANDERBAL, MAY 21:The District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today convened a meeting with the concerned officers to review the overall performance of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programmes and Social Welfare Department in the district.
The meeting was attended by CPO, Programme Officer, ICDS, DyCEO and DSWO.
The Programme Officer, ICDS briefed the DD


Tuesday, May 21, 2019DDC takes stock of traffic congestion in Doda town

DODA, MAY 21: District Development Commissioner Dr Sagar D Doifode today reviewed the growing traffic congestion problem in Doda township and inspected General Bus stand.
The DDC was apprised about various issues regarding traffic congestion and the problems being faced by the shopkeepers and general public on daily basis. It was said that the illegal parking of commercial vehicles, stagnant


Tuesday, May 21, 2019DC reviews performance of PMGSY Division Ramban

RAMBAN, MAY 21: District Development Commissioner, Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today reviewed the physical and financial achievements of Ramban and Banihal PMGSY Division here at a meeting.
The meeting was attended by CPO, Kasturi Lal, Xen PWD, Xen PMGSY, Banihal, Xen PMGSY Ramban, AEEs, were attended the meeting.
The DDC reviewed progress on each project undertaken by PMGSY in the distric


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Jammu: Div Com inspects sewerage projects; gauges preparedness for monsoon

JAMMU, MAY 21: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today conducted an extensive tour of Jammu city and inspected the pace of work on various sewerage treatment projects and preparedness for monsoon season.
Divisional Commissioner visited Bhagwati Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Talab Tillo, Excelsior Lane Janipur, Rehari and other places along with Director ERA, Joint Commissioner JMC, Pardeep S


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Ganai inspects Bahu–Mahamaya–Peerkho cable car project

JAMMU, MAY 21: Advisor to the Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today visited Mahamaya Park to inspect the status of the prestigious Bahu–Mahamaya–Peerkho cable car project.
The Advisor also conducted detailed inspection of technical installations as well as allied infrastructure being constructed at Mahamaya for the attraction of tourists to as part of the cable car project.
Reviewing the progre


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Advisor Sharma discusses construction issues of NH-44 with experts

JAMMU, MAY 21: Advisor to Governor KK Sharma today convened a meeting with the committee of experts of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), constituted to assess the situation of land sliding and unstable slopes on National Highway, besides discussing the issues faced by the implementing agency in undertaking hassle-free four-laning of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
Divisional Commiss


Tuesday, May 21, 2019DDC Bandipora reviews performance of Education Deptt in Bandipora

BANDIPORA, MAY 21: District Development Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza Tuesday reviewed the performance of the Education Department in the district.
The meeting was attended by Chief Education Officer Bandipora, Joint Director Planning, ZEOs and ZEPOs of various zones and other senior officers of the district.
On the occasion, DDC took a detailed review of the education scenario o


Tuesday, May 21, 2019CJM launches Plantation Drive At Court Complex Handwara

HANDWARA, MAY 21: Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunil Sangra today launched a plantation drive at District Court Complex Handwara wherein a variety of trees were planted.
The purpose of the plantation drive was to make the Court Complex green and beautify the landscape to clean up the environment and make it dust free.
The drive was jointly organised by J&K Social Forestry Department and District


Tuesday, May 21, 2019General Elections 2019: 2nd randomization of counting staff held at Kargil

Dry run of Suvidha app, 3rd phase of training of counting staff conducted

KARGIL, MAY 21: The 2nd randomization of counting staff in respect of Kargil and Zanskar Assembly segments of the Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency was held at District Informatics Centre Kargil here today.
The randomisation process was held in presence of the General Observer Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency S.K Singh and District Election Officer (DEO) Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Advisor Ganai congratulates KU for achieving A+ NAAC grade

SRINAGAR, MAY 21 –Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has congratulated the University of Kashmir for achieving A+ Grade accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
In a message, Ganai, who is Advisor in-charge Higher Education, lauded the efforts of Vice Chancellor, Prof. Talat Ahmad, his colleagues and staff for the A+ accreditation which, he sai


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Advisor Skandan inspects J&K Industries Limited’s business units in Srinagar

Tours Silk Factory Rajbagh, Bemina Woollen Mills, Silk Filatures Solina

SRINAGAR, MAY 21: Advisor to Governor K Skandan today visited Silk Factory Rajbagh, Bemina Woollen Mills and Kashmir Silk Filatures Solina to take stock of working of these business units.
Managing Director Jammu and Kashmir Industries Limited (JKIL), Javid Iqbal and other officials accompanied the Advisor during the visit.
During the visit, the advisor inspected different showrooms at Silk F


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Mayor JMC meets Governor

SRINAGAR, MAY 21: Sh. Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Gupta apprised Governor about the steps initiated for ensuring round the clock provision of basic civic amenities and efficient delivery of public services under the ambit of the Jammu Municipality.
Governor stressed high importance of ensuring cleanlin


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2019: Governor reviews security arrangements at high level meeting

SRINAGAR, MAY 21: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, chaired a high level meeting at Raj Bhavan here today to review important security related matters with regard to the Shri Amarnathji Yatra which is scheduled to commence on 1st July 2019, from both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes. The meeting was attended by the Advisor (K) to Governor , Chief Secretary, Directo


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Uganda beat Botswana in T20 WC Africa qualifiers

Kampala, May 21 (IANS) Hosts Uganda beat Botswana in the ongoing 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) men's Twenty20 World Cup Africa final qualifiers.

In a game played here on Monday, Uganda batted first to put on 142/7, while Botswana who chased collapsed at 90.

Uganda emerged winners by 52 runs. "It is good to start with a win and we must be sharper when we face Namibia on Tuesday,"


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Afridi named icon player for Euro T20 Slam

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has joined the Euro T20 Slam as icon player while the South African Twenty20 teams vice-captain JP Duminy and his country mate Imran Tahir will be among the six marquee players. The three-week long tournament will be held in Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands from August 30.

Afridi will be among six icon players along with Shane W


Tuesday, May 21, 2019PUMA launches special edition shoes for Kohli

Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) PUMA, one of the worlds leading sports brands, on Tuesday announced the launch of a special collectors edition PUMA one8 cricket shoes - A tribute to team Indias prolific captain and it's brand ambassador, Virat Kohli.

Virat will be seen sporting these gold spiked shoes at the biggest cricketing event of the year --the World Cup. The first pair from the collection of 1


Tuesday, May 21, 2019BCCI, state officials bemused as CoA announce election dates

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will have its election on October 22 as per the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai. The CoA chief further mentioned on Tuesday that the elections of the state associations are to be completed by September 14. This has surprised the board officials as well as state association officials.

Speaking to IANS, a


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Afridi named icon player for Euro T20 Slam

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has joined the Euro T20 Slam as icon player while South African Twenty20 teams vice-captain JP Duminy and his country mate Imran Tahir will be among the six marquee players. The three-week long tournament will be held in Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands from August 30.

Afridi will be among six icon players along with Shane Watson fr


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Handling pressure at World Cup most important: Kohli

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli has said handling pressure at the World Cup will be the most important thing and the team will have to play every game with the same intensity as competition is going to be tough.

"There cannot be any room for complacency. That's why it is the World Cup," Kohli said during the pre-departure press conference at the BCCI headquarters, here on Tuesd


Tuesday, May 21, 2019India lose 3-2 to Malaysia in Sudirman Cup opener

Nanning, May 21 (IANS) PV Sindhu won her first singles match but India fell to a 3-2 defeat to Malaysia in the opening encounter of their 2019 Sudirman Cup campaign. While Sindhu beat her opponent Goh Jin Wei 21-12, 21-8, India lost their men's singles and the men's and women's doubles matches.

Sindhu, ranked fifth in the world, strolled to an expected win over 25th ranked Goh Jin Wei. India's


Tuesday, May 21, 2019FC Goa rope in Seiminlen Doungel on free transfer

Panaji, May 21 (IANS) FC Goa on Tuesday completed the signing of Seiminlen Doungel on a free transfer from Kerala Blasters.

The forward, who had two years left on his contract at his previous club, was released and will now turn out for the Gaurs till the summer of 2021.

Doungel began his professional career with East Bengal before going on to play for Pailan Arrows, Shillong Lajong and Ben


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Andy Murray hints at playing doubles at Wimbledon

London, May 21 (IANS) Former world number one Andy Murray, who underwent a hip-resurfacing surgery, has all but ruled out the possibility of competing in singles at Wimbledon this year and would be looking to play in the doubles.

The two-time champion, who will get a wild card for the Queen's Club Championships slated to be held in June if fit, told the Times that playing singles would be a st


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Willey makes place for Archer in England WC squad

London, May 21 (IANS) England have included right-arm pacer Jofra Archer in the 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30.

Archer, who was on stand-by and on trial in the just-concluded ODI series against Pakistan which England won 4-0, comes in in place of left-arm fast bowler David Willey, who could take just four wickets in three fixtures in the same series, said the Engla


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Slater removed from flight for 'disruptive' behaviour

Melbourne, May 21 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater was removed from a flight for his "disruptive" behaviour.

According to a BBC report, Slater said he was arguing with two friends on Sunday while boarding the Qantas flight from Sydney to Wagga Wagga, a town in New South Wales.

The former opening batsman was asked to leave the plane before take-off for what was supposedly un


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Don't get personal with Smith, Warner: Moeen urges fans

London, May 21 (IANS) All-rounder Moeen Ali has urged fans, who will be coming to England to watch the upcoming World Cup, not to make personal barbs at tainted Australian duo of Steve Smith and David Warner during the showpiece event beginning May 30.

Smith and Warner will be donning the Baggie Green for the first time in England since they were banned for an year by Cricket Australia followi


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Sensex ends 382 points lower after record high

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The Sensex on Tuesday ended 382 points in the red, after touching a record high of 39,572 minutes into the trade.

The session started on a firm note with Sensex hitting a life-time high of 39,572, but it failed to hold on to the early gains and ended over 380 points lower.

The S&P BSE Sensex closed 382.87 points or 0.97 per cent lower at 38,969.80 and the broader Nifty


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Another Air India pilot under scanner over sexual abuse charges

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Days after allegations of sexual harassment against an Air India commander, a senior pilot of the airline has come under the scanner for suppression of information regarding similar charges.

An anonymous letter from an insider has red-flagged the promotion of Senior Captain D.X. Pais to the post of Executive Director, citing previous cases of alleged sexual harassment


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Reliance Retail set to disrupt Amazon, Walmart-Flipkart: Report

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Reliance Retail's upcoming entry into the online retail sector is the biggest challenge for Amazon and Walmart-Flipkart as the Mukesh Ambani-led behemoth is well positioned to create massive disruption in the market, a new report has stressed.

According to the global market research firm Forrester, the online retail sales in India will grow at a five-year CAGR of 25.8


Tuesday, May 21, 2019US temporarily loosens restrictions on Huawei products

Washington, May 21 (IANS) The US Commerce Department has announced loosening of some of the restrictions Washington placed on Huawei equipment last week, which made it difficult for American companies to do business with the Chinese tech giant.

Although Huawei does not do much business in the US, the company is the sole provider of networking equipment to many rural American internet providers


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Jet staff knock on Aviation Ministry's doors

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Faced with the prospect of job loss, the employees of grounded Jet Airways knocked on the doors of government for helping to save the airline.

The airline staff from across various departments took out a march on Tuesday in front of Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan that houses the Civil Aviation Ministry. The employees hope government will take note of their situation and act to pr


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Markets surge: Sensex hits record high

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Markets hit record highs on Tuesday's openning session extending their rally for the second day running as the BSE Sensex rose over 100 points to an all-time high of 39,571.73 in early trade.

The Sensex touched a fresh life time high of 39,571.73 during the opening session of the trade on Tuesday.

At 9.29 a.m., it was trading at 39,463.23, up 110.56 points or 0.28 per


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Tariffs on shoes 'catastrophic': Sneaker brands tell Trump

Washington, May 21 (IANS) Major sneaker brands, including Adidas and Nike, told US President Donald Trump that proposed tariffs on imported shoes from China would be "catastrophic" for American consumers.

"Any action taken to increase duties on Chinese footwear will have an immediate and long-lasting effect on American individuals and families," CNN quoted a coalition of more than 170 footwear


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Tripura, Mizoram poll results to be delayed for VVPAT slips: officials

Agartala/Aizawl, May 21 (IANS) Declartion of results for Lok Sabha polls on Thursday in Tripura and Mizoram would be delayed by three to four hours as counting of ballots would be completed only after tallying of VVPAT slips with EVM vote count in five polling stations - instead of one - in each Assembly segment, election officials said on Tuesday.

Election Commission officials in Agartala and


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Arunachal Pradesh MLA, 10 others killed in militant ambush

Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) At least 11 persons, including Arunachal Pradesh legislator Tirong Aboh, were killed in an ambush by suspected Naga militants in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.

Police said that Aboh and his family members were travelling from Dibrugarh in Assam to Khonsa, when their vehicle was ambushed by suspected NSCN (IM) militants at Bogapani in Tirap


Tuesday, May 21, 2019EC meeting Wednesday on opposition's concern on EVMs: Congress

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Election Commission will meet on Wednesday to address the concerns raised by leaders of 20 opposition parties, who met the poll panel on Tuesday to voice their concerns over Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and use of VVPATs, the Congress said.

"We have raised these same issues in last one and half months. Why they have not responded ... the Commission heard us fo


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Coast Guard seizes Pakistani boat carrying heroin worth Rs 6 bn

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) In a major operation, the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday chased and seized a Pakistani fishing vessel carrying 200 kg heroin, valued at a whopping Rs 600 crore, to be delivered to an Indian recipient, an official said.

Following a tip-off on Monday evening, the Coast Guard lay in wait for the Pakistani vessel, "Al Madina", seized it and detained its crew for interrogation,


Tuesday, May 21, 20192019 LS polls saw dip in number of candidates

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The just-held Lok Sabha elections saw a dip in the number of contestants as 8,040 people entered the poll fray, 211 less compared to 2014.

The maximum number of people to try their electoral fortunes was in 1996 when 13,952 candidates contested the general elections.

According to the Election Commission data, a total of 8,040 candidates were in the fray in this Lok


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Millions of Instagram users' data leaked, company probing

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After Facebook that is battling several data breaches, its photo-sharing service Instagram saw itself in trouble after personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers were allegedly exposed on its platform in a massive database that was traced to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox.

The database contained 49 million records of several high-profile


Tuesday, May 21, 2019More arrests likely in Uttarakhand scholarship scam

Dehradun, May 21 (IANS) After the arrest of 12 people in the Rs 100 crore SC/ST scholarships scam that rattled the Haridwar district, the Uttarakhand Police on Tuesday said some more arrests were likely on the completion of investigations.

"This is just the tip of the iceberg. We will soon start investigations in the Dehradun district too. More arrests are likely as it's a big scam," said a to


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Notice to Karnataka Congress MLA for criticising party leaders

Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on Tuesday served notice to its legislator Roashan Baig for allegedly criticising the party's state unit leaders ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha poll results on Thursday, an official said.

"A show-cause notice has been served on Baig to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for going public against t


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Saffron noose tightening around Kamal Nath, probe into land deals worth in crores

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath seems to be in for big trouble. After IT raids on his aides last month, the BJP in Uttar Pradesh is initiating a probe against renowned IMT Institute run by the Congress stalwarts family. Recently his nephew Ratul Puri, was also interrogated in the VVIP chopper scam by ED.

BJP has accused Kamal Nath's IMT college of fraudulently


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Technical snag hits Metro's Yellow Line, normal services resume

Gurugram, May 21 (IANS) Thousands of commuters faced immense inconvenience during the morning rush hours on Tuesday and many had to be evacuated from stuck trains as the Delhi Metro services on the Yellow Line between Haryana's Huda City and Samaypur Badli in Delhi were stalled for over two hours due to a major technical snag.

Apparently due to power failure at the Chhatarpur metro station, tr


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Pranab Mukherjee expresses concern on EVM tampering reports

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressed concern over reports of alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and said the onus of ensuring institutional integrity lay with the Election Commission of India (ECI).

"They must do so and put all speculations to rest," he said in a statement.

Mukherjee said the safety and security of the EVMs, whi


Tuesday, May 21, 2019After campaigning, Yogi returns to official work

Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) After two months of hectic campaigning, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is returning to his official work.

The Chief Minister, who will return to Lucknow on Tuesday evening, has lined up a series of meetings of various departments in which he will take stock of the progress made in the past two months.

Among the projects that will be up for review are the


Tuesday, May 21, 2019All exit polls wrong, far from truth: Sharad Yadav

Patna, May 21 (IANS) Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said all exit polls are wrong and far from the truth and that the reality will be out on Thursday.

"All exit polls are wrong, real result of polls would be known to all on May 23," he told the media in reaction to the exit polls prediction that the NDA led by Narendra Modi will return to power with a majority.



Tuesday, May 21, 2019UP can be heading for mini-poll soon

Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh could well be heading towards a mini election in the coming months if the results go the BJP way. A total of 13 legislators are seeking an entry into the Lok Sabha this time and if these candidates win, bye-elections are sure to be held in their constituencies.

The BJP has fielded four state ministers and five legislators in the Lok Sabha elections. Two leg


Tuesday, May 21, 2019'EC's silence on EVMs being switched worrying'

Srinagar, May 21: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the silence of the Election Commission (EC) was worrying even after "evidence" had come to the fore that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls were being switched.

"Worrying that despite solid evidence about EVMs being switched, @ECISVEEP hasnt clarified any of these concerns. A farcical w


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Pak appoints Moin-ul-Haq as India's new envoy to restart process of engagement with new govt

Islamabad, May 21: Career diplomat Moin-ul-Haq has been appointed as Pakistan's new High Commissioner to India to start a new process of engagement with the country where a new government will be formed soon, amid strained relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday approved appointments of over two dozen ambassadors in various countries including I


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Clash near Jammu over anti-encroachment drive

Jammu, May 21: Two women fell unconscious and some people were injured in clashes with the police during an anti-encroachment drive on the outskirts of Jammu on Tuesday, officials said.

A team from the Jammu Development Authority (JDA) and the police launched a six-hour drive in Mandal area and faced stiff resistance from the people, an official said.

The protesters tried to prevent the pol


Tuesday, May 21, 2019J-K BJP bats for grant of reserved seats to people displaced from PoK

Jammu, May 21: The Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit Tuesday batted strongly for grant of seats reserved in the state assembly to displaced people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Twenty-five seats are reserved for the people from that region.

State BJP chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi said after a long struggle of more than seven decades, "the time has come to do complete justice to the displaced per


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Two drug peddlers arrested in Sopore

Baramulla, May 21: Two drug peddlers were arrested alongwith codeine phosphate and spasmoproxyvon tablets in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

At a naka point at Batpora Sopore, two persons were intercepted and during their frisking, police recovered banned tablets from their possession.

The drug peddlers were identified as Hilal Ah


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Don't believe exit polls: J&K Congress President

Srinagar, May 21: Jammu and Kashmir Congress President G.A. Mir on Tuesday asserted that the exit polls should not to be believed and that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would have the majority in the Lok Sabha polls.

Speaking to the media here, Mir said: "Don't believe these exit polls. Wait for the results on May 23 (when the vote counting takes place). The UPA would have the majority


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian

Srinagar, May 21: A gunfight took place on Tuesday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.

After receiving information about the presence of militants in the Yarwan forests of Keller area, the security forces launched a search operation.

As the security forces tightened the cordon, the militants started firing which triggered the ongo


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Man carrying country-made pistol arrested in Jammu

Jammu, May 21 A man was arrested for allegedly carrying a country-made pistol and live bullets here, officials said Tuesday.

The man tried to run away when a police team on checking duty spotted him at Shamshan Ghat Chowk in Shastri Nagar on Monday, they said.

He was nabbed by police and one country-made pistol and two live cartridges were seized from his possession, the officials said.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019IAF officer to face culpable homicide charge for accidentally shooting down Mi-17 chopper

New Delhi, May 21: The officer held responsible for the accidental shooting down of a military helicopter at the height of India-Pakistan tension in February will be charged by the Indian Air Force (IAF) for culpable homicide not amounting to murder along with three others, according to reports.

The IAF is yet to officially acknowledge reasons for the Mi-17 helicopter's crash on February 27, t


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Central forces to jointly monitor Srinagar airport

Srinagar, May 21: The Centre is all set to tweak security norms at the sensitive Srinagar airport by continuing with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and deploying Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). CISF will replace Jammu and Kashmir police while CRPF will be responsible for securing the outer perimeter of the airport.

Last year, the Union home ministry had ordered CISF to take over


Tuesday, May 21, 2019J-K: Ujh bridge to become functional soon, locals pleased

Jammu: An under-construction bridge at Ujh river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district is nearing completion and locals are hailing the progress of the project.

According to authorities, the bridge is nearing completion and is likely to be thrown open for public use before the onset of the monsoon season.

The residents believe that with the opening of the bridge, their commuting woes would


Tuesday, May 21, 2019All Educational Institutions remain closed in Srinagar

Srinagar: Authorities have decided to keep all the schools and colleges closed today,in Srinagar district.

“Decision to close educational institutions has been taken as a precautionary measure to avoid law and order situation in the district,” said an official.

Pertinent to mention, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown and Eidgah chalo in Kashmir Valley to ma


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Kami Rita Sherpa scales Everest, takes his record tally to 24 times

Kathmandu, May 21: Veteran climber Kami Rita Sherpa on Tuesday scaled the world's highest peak of Mount Everest, Qomolangma second time in a week, taking his record of setting foot on the top of the world to 24 times.

Sherpa, 49-year-old, had just reached the 8,848-meter-high Qomolangma for the 23rd times only six days ago, breaking his own record, The Kathmandu Post reported.

"Kami Rita


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Governor, Advisor, DGP congratulate 2 cops for scaling Mount Everest

Srinagar, May 21: Governor Satya Pal Malik, his advisor, Chief Secretary (CS) and Director General of Police (DGP) on Tuesday congratulated two Selection Grade (Sgct) constables of Jammu and Kashmir police for scaling Mount everest.

Mr Malik, advisor K Vijay Kumar, BVR Subramanian and DGP Dilbagh Singh congratulated Sgct Nazir Ahmad and Sgct Falail Singh for scaling the Everest.

''We are p


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Curfew-like restrictions imposed in downtown, Jamia masjid closed again

Srinagar, May 21: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK), Srinagar to prevent demonstration on Tuesday, when separatists have called for a general strike on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.

The Mirwaiz, the father of chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, was assassinated by


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Situation under control, won’t allow Pir Panjal region to slip into terrorism: NAC

86 militants killed in 2019, local recruitment down; Pak radicalising Valley youth through social media

JAMMU: Asserting that the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "under control", the Army on Monday said that it will not allow the south of Pir Panjal in the Jammu region to slip into terrorism.

General Officer Commanding in Chief (GoC-In-C), Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said that 86 terrorists were killed this year in the state, and vowed that operations against the ultras will


Tuesday, May 21, 2019‘First surgical strike in 2016’

Lt General Ranbir Singh on Monday asserted that the first surgical strike by the Indian Army was carried out in September, 2016, following the Uri terror attack.

"In reply to an RTI (Right to Information), the Director General of Military Operations has said that the first surgical strike was carried out by the Indian Army in September, 2016,” he said.

Lt Gen Singh, was then the Director Ge


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Male voters outshine women in LS polls

Voter participation decline by 5%

JAMMU: The overall participation of both male and female voters’ in six Lok Sabha constituencies across Jammu and Kashmir has declined by 5 percent as compared to previous general elections 2014.

Moreover, the male voters outshine women voters in the participation during Lok Sabha polls for the second consecutive term. In Lok sabha election 2014 and 2019, the male voter participation was highe


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Oppn doubts exit poll projections; Results will be in consonance: BJP

NEW DELHI: Opposition parties Monday doubted the exit poll projections that the BJP-led NDA will retain power at the Centre, calling it "speculation" and "fraud" and contrary to ground reality but the ruling party asserted that the final result will be in consonance with the predictions.

Exit polls Sunday forecast another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Missing Bandipora govt teacher found dead

SRINAGAR: The body of a teacher, who went missing last week, was recovered from a lake in Bandipora district on Monday, while the police initiated the probe to ascertain the reason behind the death.

Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, a resident Sheikpora Mantrigam area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district, was missing since May 13 when he had left from home to attend his duty at government high secondary sc


Tuesday, May 21, 20192 dead in Doda accident

JAMMU: A 15-year-old boy was among the two persons who were killed when a truck they were travelling in skidded off a road and plunged into a deep gorge in Doda district on Monday.

As per reports, a tipper bearing registration number JK02AD-9158 was on its from Goha towards Mangota village in Marmat tehsil.

When it reached near Labbar area, driver loss the control over the vehicle and it sk


Tuesday, May 21, 2019ZEO suspended for MCC breach

JAMMU: A Zonal Education Officer was Monday placed under suspension for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in Rajouri district.

Additional deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Sher Singh ordered the suspension of ZEO Abdul Rashid following a complaint that he has forwarded/uploaded a video song on social media containing objectionable material in violation of service rules and MCC for general elec


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Injured in militant attack, 65-y-old PDP worker dies

SRINAGAR: A 65-year-old worker of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was injured critically yesterday after fired upon by militants, succumbed to his wounds in SKIMS Soura on Monday.

Mohammad Jamaal, who was associated with the PDP, succumbed at around 9:30 am in Srinagar, Medical Superintendent, SKIMS Soura, Dr Farooq Jan said.

Jamal, was shot at by militants outside his residence at Zan


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Three-yr-old molested by driver, conductor of school bus; bail denied

JAMMU: A district court in Samba district on Monday rejected the bail application of a school bus driver and conductor who are booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 for misbehaving with a 3-year-old girl.

The accused-- identified as Ravi Kumar and Sunny Kumar would touch inappropriately the child studying in nursery class and kiss her on the to-and-fro jour


Tuesday, May 21, 2019KU gets prestigious A+ grade by NAAC

SRINAGAR: The National Assessment and Accreditation Committee (NAAC) has awarded the prestigious A+ grade to the University of Kashmir, it was announced on Monday.

A NAAC team had visited the University for assessment for three days from May 2 this month.

According to the result issued by NAAC, the University of Kashmir scored an impressive 3.31 Institutional Cumulative Grade Point Average


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Govt fixes monthly honorarium for JMC Mayor, Dy Mayor, Councilors

Formal announcement likely after May 23

JAMMU; After long deliberations, the government has finally fixed monthly honorarium for Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC)’s Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councilors and Presidents/Chairmen of different committees of the Corporation, highly placed sources informed.

The Mayor will get the highest monthly honorarium.

Apart from this, the JMC Councilors, Presidents/Chairmen of different committees


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Bhaderwah: Day curfew lifted as situation limps back to normalcy

DGP, Div Com meet local leaders, call for peace

JAMMU: Day curfew was lifted from Bhaderwah town on Monday since its imposition Thursday last following the killing of a person in a firing incident and subsequent violence, even as top officers of police and civil administration visited the communally sensitive town and appealed for restoration of peace.

Bhaderwah town witnessed violent protests on May 16 following the killing of Nayeem Shah


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Peace bus remains suspended

SRINAGAR: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), remained suspended on Monday.

The cross-LoC bus, introduced as one of the major Confidence Building Measure (CBM) by Pakistan and India in 2005, has been since March 4 after it was reported that Aman Setu peace bridge was still under repair at Kaman post, the last Indian mi


Tuesday, May 21, 20192 Pakistani nationals held in Gujrat

BHUJ: Two Pakistani nationals were apprehended on Monday by the Border Security Force (BSF) and their boat seized from the Sir Creek area in Gujarat's Kutch district, an official said.

He said a probe has begun in the vicinity to find out more details about the two Pakistani nationals, he added.

In an incident that happened earlier this month, a group of fishermen from the neighbouring coun


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Grenade hurled at PS Shopian

SRINAGAR: Militants hurled a grenade towards a police station in Shopian district on Monday night, but there was no damage.

The grenade exploded far outside the police station boundary, an official said.

“Unknown number of militants hurled one grenade towards Police Station Shopian from a distance which exploded far outside the Police Station boundary.

“There was no loss of life or prop


Tuesday, May 21, 2019J&K DGP seeks public cooperation to maintain communal harmony

Jammu: Against the backdrop of civilian killing in Bhaderwah, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh sought cooperation of public to maintain communal harmony.

"Take strenuous efforts to conclude the investigation of the case on merits," the DGP said while chairing a meeting in Bhaderwah tehsil of Doda district.

The J&K Police chief emphasised for the cooperation of publ


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Telecom connectivity for annual Amarnath Yatra reviewed

Srinagar: A high level meeting reviewed telecom connectivity for the annual pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, an official spokesman said here.

He said on the directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is also chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the board took a meeting to review the preparedness for ensuring telecom


Tuesday, May 21, 2019No accused should get bail in NDPS Act: DIG Jammu tells subordinates

Jammu: Laying thrust on tightening noose against narcotic smuggling and drug abuse, Deputy Inspector General of Jammu-Kathua Range, Sujit Kumar on Monday told his officers that make sure that no accused should get bail in NDPS Act.

“No accused should get the bail in NDPS cases and with regard to the theft cases, a strategy needs to be framed, night patrolling be enhanced, beat system be also i


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Exit polls make mixed predictions for Andhra Assembly polls

Amaravati, May 21 :While a majority of the exit polls predicted victory for BJP-led NDA at the Centre, they were divided on the likely outcome in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections which were held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.

The exit polls made mixed projections as to which party will form the next government in the state. While some predicted that the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP


Tuesday, May 21, 2019Restrictions imposed in Srinagar over separatist march

Srinagar, May 21 : Authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar on Tuesday to prevent a separatist-called commemoration march.

The Hurriyat Conference has called for the march to the Martyrs Graveyard in the Old City's Eidgah area to pay homage to two senior separatist leaders, Mirwaiz Moulana Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, who were killed by unidentified assailants on this d


Monday, May 20, 2019AICC Vichar Vibhag holds one day convention of Block Congress Workers at Tatapani.

Apportion of PDP-BJP unholy alliance was a big source of alienation:Ashok Sharma.

Apportion of PDP-BJP unholy alliance was a big source of alienation among the people in the state, the AICC Vichar Vibhag National Coordinator and former legislature Ashok Kumar Sharma appealed the people to rise to the occasion to defeat these parties in upcoming assembly elections and to ostracize them as they have always exploited common masses for the sake of electoral gains and to grab power


Monday, May 20, 2019FSO collects fine of Rs 2,32,500 from erring traders

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: The Office of Food Safety Organization (FSO) in district Srinagar today informed that the organization during the current week imposed a fine amount of Rs2,32,500 from the erring traders under Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 Rules and Regulations, 2011.
According to the communiqué issued here, prosecutions were sanctioned against some food business operators of the State f


Monday, May 20, 2019Arrangements finalized for counting of votes in Anantnag PC

ANANTNAG, MAY 20: Returning Officer for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency Khalid Jahangir today chaired a meeting of AROs, Nodal Officers, representatives of various political parties including, independent contesting candidates to finalize the arrangements for counting of votes of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 at DC Office Anantnag.
For counting of votes polled for Anantnag PC, 16 counting centr


Monday, May 20, 2019JDA conducts drive, secures 387 kanal JDA land

JAMMU, MAY 20: During a six hour long drive carried out by Jammu Development Authority, about 387 kanal of prime JDA land falling under Khasra number 351, 352 and others located at Village Chap Sardar Attar Singh, Tehsil Mandal, Jammu was secured here today by Khilaf Warzi /Revenue Wing under the supervision of Director Land Management, JDA, Sanjay Gupta.
During the drive, boundary pillars wit


Monday, May 20, 2019District Level Inter Zonal tournament gets under way

UDHAMPUR, MAY 20:- District Level Inter Zonal tournament for Boys U/14yrs, U/17yrs in Volleyball, Kabaddi, Kho Kho, Wrestling and Yoga got underway at Subash Stadium today.
The tournament is being organized of District Youth Services & Sports under the patronage of Director General Youth Services & Sports J&K.
District Development Commissioner, Dr Piyush Singla declared the tournament open. P


Monday, May 20, 2019DC Reasi pays surprise visit to DH, constitutes team to check absenteeism

REASI, MAY 20: Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib, paid a surprise visit to District Hospital on Sunday midnight.
The Deputy Commissioner checked the attendance register and asked for its proper maintenance. She found some staff members absent from duty and duty roster of doctors was also not displayed. She enquired about the reasons behind absence of staff of the hospital including docto


Monday, May 20, 2019Government Polytechnic Jammu celebrates annual day cum prize distribution function

4th edition of college magazine “aspire” released

JAMMU, MAY 20: Government Polytechnic College, Bikram Chowk, celebrated its annual day cum prize distribution function besides releasing 4th edition of college magazine “ASPIRE” here today.
Director Technical Education, Dr. Ravi Shankar Sharma, was the chief guest on the occasion.
Principal of the College, Arun Bangotra, read the annual report and highlighted the achievements of the college f


Monday, May 20, 2019DDC Budgam reviews functioning of private schools

BUDGAM, MAY 20: District Development Commissioner, Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today convened a meeting of all heads of private schools functioning across the district.
The meeting organized by the Education department Budgam was also attended by CEO Budgam Fatima Tak, DEPO, all ZEOs and other concerned.
The DDC while speaking on the occasion said that every institution must adhere to the en


Monday, May 20, 2019General Elections 2019: 2nd phase of training for counting staff held at Kargil

KARGIL, MAY 20: In view of the counting of votes in respect of Kargil and Zanskar Assembly segments of the Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency, the 2nd phase of training for Counting Supervisors, Counting Assistants and Micro Observers on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) counting was held at Conference Hall Baroo here today.
The training program was he


Monday, May 20, 2019JKSJA organizes Oath ceremony for newly enrolled advocates

Justice Magrey emphasises on fair practice, dedication, devotion

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) Monday organized an oath ceremony for newly enrolled advocates of Kashmir and Ladakh division at JKSJA here at Mominabad Court Complex.
The oath was administered to 60 advocates by chairman JKSJA, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey. The ceremony was followed by lecture on the “Professional Ethics and Conduct” delivered by Justice Magr


Monday, May 20, 2019MLC Randhawa meets Governor

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: Sh. Vikram Randhawa, MLC, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Randhawa apprised Governor about various pressing issues of public importance and discussed problems of people living near the International Border.


Monday, May 20, 2019Former Minister meets Governor

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: Sh. Abdul Gani Vakil, former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today and apprised him about various public welfare issues of his area.


Monday, May 20, 2019Delegation of Hospital Development Fund Employees Association, J&K meets Governor

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: A delegation of Hospital Development Fund Employees Association, J&K, led by its President Sh. Javed Telwani, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation apprised Governor regarding its various issues and requested for regularising Hospital Development Fund Employees at the earliest.


Monday, May 20, 2019Advisor Kumar visits Kupwara, inspects SDH Sogam

KUPWARA, MAY 20: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, today visited Kupwara and inspected newly constructed Sub District Hospital (SDH) building at Sogam being executed by JKPCC.
The Advisor took stock of establishing new equipments/machinery, water supply, electricity, fencing and other basic facilities at the health institution. At SDH, he visited OPD, IPD and casualty blocks and interacted


Monday, May 20, 2019Advisor Ganai reviews arrangements for upcoming tourist season

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today chaired a meeting to take stock of arrangements being put in place by the Tourism Department for upcoming tourist season.
Commissioner Secretary Tourism Rigzian Samphael, Director Tourism Kashmir Nisar Ahmad Wani, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Executive Engineers of different Tourism Development Authorities of Kashmir div


Monday, May 20, 2019Scores of deputations, individuals meet Advisor Skandan at Jammu

JAMMU, MAY 20: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan, today convened a public interaction programme in Jammu in which a number of deputations and more than 100 individuals apprised him of their problems.
During the interaction, the Advisor met several delegations and individuals who apprised him about their issues and demands and sought his intervention to ensure time-bound redressal of the same.


Monday, May 20, 2019Div Com conducts city tour, reviews developmental projects

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today conducted city tour to inspect various developmental works including face lifting, street lights, drainage, beautification and macadamisation.
Divisional Commissioner visited Poloview, pedestrian bridge near GPO, site of KCCI building, TRC, Amar Singh College crossing, Boulevard and other areas. The Div Com inspected vario


Monday, May 20, 2019DDC Budgam reviews functioning of SW, ICPS, Handicrafts, Handloom departments

BUDGAM, MAY 20: District Development Commissioner, Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today held a meeting with officers and officials of Social Welfare, ICPS, Handicrafts, and Handloom Departments at New Conference Hall Budgam to review the monitoring of different central and state sector schemes during 2018-19.
Schemes of Aasra, NFCH, RMV, WoD, the functioning of children homes also come up in the


Monday, May 20, 2019DC Reasi reviews functioning of education sector

REASI, MAY 20: Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib, today convened an officers meeting to review the education sector in the district.
Additional District Development Commissioner, Ramesh Chander, Chief Education Officer, ZEOs, Headmasters and Principals of all government institutes of the district were present in the meeting.
The DC had a detailed review of functioning of all educational i


Monday, May 20, 2019Djokovic remains world No. 1 despite loss in Rome

Rome, May 20 (IANS) Novak Djokovic kept his lead in the latest ATP men's tennis rankings even after he lost to Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final of the Italian Open.

The Serb has 12,355 points ranking first, followed by Spain's Rafael Nadal (7,945) and Roger Federer of Switzerland (5,950).

After the Italian Open, Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas rose to the sixth position while American John Is


Monday, May 20, 2019Kroos extends contract with Real Madrid till 2023

Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has signed a contract extension that is set to tie him to the club for four seasons, the La Liga side said on Monday.

The 29-year-old German international had three years left on his deal but will now stay a further season until 2023 at the club which is presided over by Florentino Perez, reports Efe news.

"Real Madrid and Toni Kroos h


Monday, May 20, 2019Every side will be wary of Australia: Steve Waugh

Dubai, May 20 (IANS) With Steve Smith and David Warner returning to the Australian team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, former cricketer Steve Waugh believes the duo's arrival will further strengthen the team's chances at the showpiece event and sound a warning bell for the other teams.

Both Smith and Warner were out of the Australian side for a year as they were serving bans for ball-tamp


Monday, May 20, 2019Everyone in team wants to impress Ponting: Finch

Melbourne, May 20 (IANS) Australia captain Aaron Finch has admitted that the mere presence of Ricky Ponting in the dressing room and on the training track immediately lifts the morale of every member of the group as they look to defend their World Champions title in the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30 in England.

Ponting -- a dual World Cup-winning captain and three-times trophy winner - w


Monday, May 20, 2019WC: Pakistan include Amir, Riaz to bolster pace attack

Lahore, May 20 (IANS) In order to strengthen their bowling attack, Pakistan have included left-arm pacers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir in the final 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.

From the 15-player provisional squad, which was announced on April 18, the PCB selectors have replaced Abid Ali and Junaid Khan with Asif Ali and Amir re


Monday, May 20, 2019I don't know the final 15: Morgan on WC selection

Leeds, May 20 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan has admitted that he is still unsure about the final 15 who will be selected in the squad for the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30.

After the final match of the five-ODI series against Pakistan which England won by 54 runs, Morgan said the continuous improvement in performance by the players has made the selection meeting extremely difficult.


Monday, May 20, 2019Cricketer Asif Ali's daughter dies of cancer

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Asif Ali's two-year-old daughter Noor Fatima, who was suffering from stage four cancer, breathed her last at a hospital in the US.

A statement issued by Pakistan Super League (PSL) outfit Islamabad United, the franchise Asif represents, tweeted late on Sunday: "ISLU family pays its deepest condolences to @AasifAli2018 on the tragic loss of his daughter


Monday, May 20, 2019Real Madrid bids farewell to Keylor Navas

Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Real Madrid fans bid farewell to goalkeeper Keylor Navas just before the side's final La Liga game of the season against Real Betis.

Supporters chanted the goalkeeper's name at Madrid's home pitch Santiago Bernabeu and gave Navas a standing ovation during what could be his last game with the Spanish side, while he knelt prayer-like and pointed to the sky late on Sunday.


Monday, May 20, 2019Langer defends Hazlewood's omission from WC squad

Melbourne, May 20 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer has defended the decision to exclude Josh Hazlewood from the upcoming World Cup squad, saying the pacer didn't play enough white-ball cricket in the recent time to make his case for the showpiece event.

"He just hasn't been playing any cricket," quoted Langer as saying.

"He's come off a second stress fracture in his


Monday, May 20, 2019Pakistan's fielding a real worry for me: Mickey Arthur

Leeds, May 20 (IANS) After conceding a 0-4 series defeat against England, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur admitted that his side did not perform well in the bowling and fielding departments which led to their loss in the five-match rubber.

On Sunday, hosts England comfortably defeated Pakistan by 54 runs in the final ODI of the series and made sure that their World Cup preparations were on t


Monday, May 20, 2019MotoGP: Marquez secures Honda's 300th premier class win

Le Mans (France), May 20 (IANS) Marc Marquez took his third win of the 2019 season with another dominating performance as teammate Jorge Lorenzo took his best finish of the season with 11th position at the French MotoGP.

Cold conditions from morning warm up carried through until the start of the French Grand Prix at 2 p.m. on Sunday with a track temperature of just 18 degrees Celsius made for


Monday, May 20, 2019Nadal claims 34th Masters title in Rome

Rome, May 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal has claimed a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 crown, beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 with a statement victory in an epic Italian Open final.

The win on Sunday was huge for Nadal, the world number 2, who broke his tie with Djokovic at 33 Masters 1000 titles, Efe news reported.

Nadal has now won nine trophies at the clay-court event in the I


Monday, May 20, 2019Facebook releases maps to help fight disease outbreak

San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) In a bid to fight disease outbreaks, Facebook has built new maps that can help its health partners better understand where people live, how they are moving and whether they have connectivity.

"All of these maps, when combined with information from health systems, can improve the way organisations deliver supplies and respond to outbreaks," Laura McGorman and Alex P


Monday, May 20, 2019Google limits Huawei's use of Android

Washington, May 20 (IANS) Google has barred Huawei from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a major blow to the world's second-largest smartphone seller. It also means loss of Android licence for Huawei, forcing it to use the open source version of the operating system.

The move comes after the Donald Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American firm


Monday, May 20, 2019Redmi Note 7S with 48MP primary camera now in India

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Monday refreshed its Redmi Note 7 lineup with the 48MP camera-powered Redmi Note 7S for a starting price of Rs 10,999.

The 6.3-inch device with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip would be available online from May 23 in two variants: Rs 10,999 for the 3GB+32GB variant and Rs 12,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant in Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red and Ony


Monday, May 20, 2019Connected driverless cars can improve traffic flow by 35%

London, May 20 (IANS) A fleet of driverless cars with the ability to communicate with each other can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 per cent, shows an experiment by University of Cambridge researchers.

The researchers programmed a small fleet of miniature robotic cars to drive on a multi-lane track and observed how the traffic flow changed when one of the cars stopped.

When the


Monday, May 20, 2019Centre moves Supreme Court on retrospective effect of Black Money law

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Centre on Monday moved the Supreme Court on the applicability of the Black Money law after the Delhi High Court had stayed proceedings against advocate Gautam Khaitan over questions on the retrospective effect of the 2016 legislation.

Khaitan is an accused in the VVIP chopper deal scam.

The court agreed to hear the matter on Tuesday.


Monday, May 20, 2019Older Samsung watches to get brand new features

Seoul, May 20 (IANS) Samsung is rolling out an update that would bring latest features in its Galaxy Watch Active to older smartwatches.

The update would bring features like One UI interface, health features and other optimizations to older models like regular Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 and Gear Sport, according to the company.

The update also adds better battery optimization -- the watches will


Monday, May 20, 2019Deutsche Bank staff saw suspicious activity by Trump, Kushner

New York, May 20 (IANS) Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog.

The transactions, some of which involved Trump's now-defunct foundation, set off alerts in a computer system designed to detec


Monday, May 20, 2019Google restricts Huawei's use of Android

Washington, May 20 (IANS) Google has cut phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm. New Huawei smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps.

The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence.

In a statement, Google sa


Monday, May 20, 2019Former Kolkata police chief moves SC for protection from arrest

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Monday moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking protection from arrest by the CBI in the Saradha scam chit fund case.

With the top court last week granting seven days to Kumar to approach the competent court for legal remedies, Kumar's counsel told the vacation bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjiv Khann


Monday, May 20, 2019Congress, JD-S call for end to verbal sparring in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) Ahead of the results for Karnataka's 28 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday, the warring Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) ruling allies in the state on Monday called for a 'ceasefire' amid acrimonious remarks against each other by leaders of both parties.

"I appeal to the leaders of both the parties to refrain from making any controversial remarks or commenting in the pu


Monday, May 20, 2019Naidu 'cent per cent' sure of TDP retaining power in Andhra

Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) Unfazed by the exit polls which predicted that the YSR Congress Party will storm to power in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said he was "cent per cent" sure of his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) retaining power.

He told a news conference that he had not even remotest doubt about the TDP's victory in the elections.

The TDP supremo believes th


Monday, May 20, 2019Economist Piketty to study Kerala model of growth

Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said a nodal officer would be appointed to help eminent economist Thomas Piketty to study the state's model of growth.

Vijayan said this after returning from a tour to Europe, where he had a detailed discussion with Piketty.

"On my visit to the Paris School of Economics, I had a discussion with Piketty and he


Monday, May 20, 2019Powerful liquor lobby influencing CM Adityanath, alleges sacked UP Minister

Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Infuriated over his sacking, controversial Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Monday alleged that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath succumbed to the powerful liquor lobby and did not implement prohibition in the state.

Adityanath's silence on a liquor ban was the trigger point in the ongoing tussle between Rajbhar and the Bharatiya Janata Party, he said.


Monday, May 20, 2019Blackbuck case: Fresh notices to Tabu, Sonali, Saif, Neelam

Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Monday served fresh notices to Bollywood stars Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari and Dushyant Kumar, a local resident, in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case following the state government's appeal against their acquittal.

On the state government's plea, the High Court earlier issued notices to the five respondents on March 11.


Monday, May 20, 2019NDA will win all 14 seats in Jharkhand: CM

Ranchi, May 20 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday asserted that the NDA would win all the 14 seats in the state even though the exit polls predicted six to eight seats for the alliance.

"The poll prediction by different exit polls portrays a different picture of Jharkhand. A news channel has predicted us 12 to 14 seats. We are confident of winning all the 14 seats in the st


Monday, May 20, 2019MNM lodges complaint against Tamil Nadu Minister

Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on Monday lodged a police complaint against Tamil Nadu Minister for Milk and Rural Development Rajenthra Bhalaji for criminal intimidation and defamation of its founder actor-politician Kamal Haasan.

In the complaint submitted to Chennai's Commissioner of Police, MNM General Secretary A. Arunachalam alleged that Bhalaji had threatened violen


Monday, May 20, 2019J&K situation is under control, 86 terrorists neutralized so far: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh

Jammu, May 20: Asserting that overall situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is under control, Northern Command Army Commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Monday said that as many as 86 terrorists have been neutralized so far.

“The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is well under control,” Gen Singh here told reporters at a press conference after a function organized for educational scho


Monday, May 20, 2019Army presents scholarships to J&K students

Jammu, May 20 : Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander Northern Command, on Monday presented financial aid to 71 students from BPL category and remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir in Udhampur.

The financial aid provided under Sadbhavana to needy children included scholarship to the tune of Rs 1.45 crores. Of the 71 students 45 are from Army Public School, Beas and 26 from Drona Boys Hostel, Udhamp


Monday, May 20, 2019Civilian killings painful, unfortunate: Tarigami

Srinagar, May 20: Condemning killing of civilians, including political workers, by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir, senior CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Monday termed these incidents ''painful and unfortunate''.

''The killing of a political worker in Zungalpora village of Kulgam and killing of few more civilians during similar incidents and encounters between militants and se


Monday, May 20, 2019Two dead as tipper falls into gorge in Doda

Jammu, May 20: Two persons including a driver was killed when a tipper they were travelling met with an accident and plunged into a gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“A tipper on way towards Marmat when the vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir,” police here said.

They said that two persons died in the mishap and identified as


Monday, May 20, 2019Life returns to normal after 4 days in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: Life returned to normal on Monday after remaining crippled for four successive days in twin south Kashmir districts of Pulwama and Shopian against militant and civilian killings.

A police official said that additional security forces deployed in sensitive areas during the last four days in south Kashmir as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order, has been withdrawn


Monday, May 20, 2019Omar condemns killing of PDP worker in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah has condemned the killing of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.

''What a terrible news, inna lilahi wa inna illahi rajiuun. My unequivocal condemnation of this murderous attack. Allah taala magfirat farmaye. My condolences to his family, loved ones & colleagu


Monday, May 20, 2019Police starts probe into mysterious death of Bandipora teacher

Srinagar, May 20: Body of a government school teacher missing from last week was recovered from Wullar Lake under mysterious conditions near Leharwalpora in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Monday.

The police has started proceedings under 174 CrPc into the nature of death.

Reports said that some locals spotted the body in the Lake near Leharwalpora today morning and accordingly inform


Monday, May 20, 2019MLC Randhawa meets Governor

Srinagar, May 20: Sh. Vikram Randhawa, MLC, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Randhawa apprised Governor about various pressing issues of public importance and discussed problems of people living near the International Border.


Monday, May 20, 2019Joint Director NIFT meets Governor

Srinagar, May 20: Sh. D.P. Solanki, Joint Director National Institute of Fashion Technology, Srinagar, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Solanki briefed Governor about functioning of the NIFT, courses offered and discussed certain matters relating to infrastructure development and staff positioning in the Institute.

Governor emphasised the important role NIFT co


Monday, May 20, 2019Exit polls: Mehbooba likens news anchors to kids left unattended in candy store

Srinagar, May 20: Reacting to exit-poll results telecast by various news channels on Sunday, former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti alleged that most news anchors could not hide their glee about exit poll results like kids left unattended in a candy store.

“Most news anchors can’t hide their glee about exit poll results like kids left unattended in a candy store! Teray Aanay say Yun Khush Ha


Monday, May 20, 2019Curfew relaxed in entire Bhaderwah town

Jammu, May 20: The authorities relaxed curfew for five hours between 10 am to 3 pm in the entire Bhaderwah town where it was imposed on Thursday following massive protests over the killing of an elderly man.

However, prohibitory orders will remain in force to maintain law and order.

District Magistrate, Doda, Dr Sagar Dattaray Doifode, initially ordered relaxation in the curfew in the entir


Monday, May 20, 2019Karvan-e-Aman bus to PoK remains suspended since March 4

Srinagar, May 20: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), remained suspended on Monday since March 4, official sources said.

The cross-LoC bus, introduced as one of the major Confidence Building Measure (CBM) by Pakistan and India in 2005, remained suspended today since March 4 after it was reported that Aman Setu peace br


Monday, May 20, 2019Ramadan shopping hit as Pakistani dresses stop coming via LoC trade

Srinagar, May 20: : Pakistani designer dresses which have been trending in Kashmir for many years now are not so readily available in markets these days, after the cross-LoC trade was suspended by the Indian government. This has badly affected supplies in market and hugely escalated the prices.

Pakistani ethnic wear has huge demand in Kashmir especially during festivities, with dealers offerin


Monday, May 20, 2019Modi 2.0: Exit polls predict 282-365 seats for NDA

NEW DELHI: Most exit polls Sunday forecast another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha, with Congress-led UPA expected to fall far short of numbers to reach the half-way mark.

The exit polls, released on the conclusion of seven-phase Lok Sabha election, a


Monday, May 20, 2019BJP predicted to win 2 Jammu seats, revival on cards for NC-Cong; PDP 0

JAMMU: BJP is likely to retain both the seats from Jammu region while National Conference and Congress alliance is set to pocket the other four seats, most of the exit polls predicted on Sunday as the seven-phase general election ended in the country, even as the polls had culminated on May 6 in the strife-torn state.

If the opinion polls are to be believed, there are thin chances of BJP winn


Monday, May 20, 20193-tier security for J&K counting at 9 centres

JAMMU: Under thick security blanket, the counting of votes for the election to Lok Sabha will be undertaken at nine counting centers established by State election department across six parliamentary constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir on May 23.

Another counting centre has been established for migrant votes in New Delhi.

A total of four counting centers—two each for Jammu and Udhampur p


Monday, May 20, 2019BJP leader’s killing | Inquiry indicates bureaucratic lapses, breach of MHA orders

MHA communiqué to Chief Secy had asked for enhancing slain’s security

SRINAGAR: The internal probe being conducted into the assassination of BJP leader Gul Mohammed Mir's killing in Anantnag has indicated lapses at bureaucratic level despite a clear threat to him.

The shocking revelation include violation of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) direction in which the Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam was told to enhance Mir’s security; however, his security was comple


Monday, May 20, 2019In GMCH, dog-bitten patients at God’s mercy after evening

Anti-Rabies vaccine out of stock since long

JAMMU: In what could be termed as a mockery of patient care, the patients with dog bites are not treated at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H), premier hospital of Jammu region, after evening hours.

Further adding to the woes, the Anti-Rabies vaccine in the hospital is also out of stock since past many months.

Sources informed that on an average around forty (40) dog bite cases


Monday, May 20, 2019BSF ASI hurt in Pak firing

JAMMU: Breaking the truce along the Line of Control (LoC) after two weeks of peace, Pakistan Army has violated the Ceasefire in Poonch district, resulting in injuries to a BSF officer.

“A BSF officer was injured in the cross-border shelling by the Pakistan Army in Poonch district,” officials said on Sunday.

Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Satyapal Singh suffered splinter injuries when a mortar shell exploded near him while manning a forward post at Baloni in Krishna Ghati sector on late Saturday night, they said.

The officials said the officer was shifted to the military hospital and


Monday, May 20, 2019Politicians, Cops under scanner in Poonch multi-crore chit fund scam

JAMMU: With alleged role of many senior politicians and cops, a multi-crore chit fund scam has surfaced in district Poonch, prompting the police to lodge a First Information Report (FIR) in the case.

“A chit fund company, backed allegedly by some politicians and police officers collected whooping amount from people with the promise of good returns. However, the same was not fulfilled,” a well-informed source informed this scribe, adding, “a case in this connection has been registered at Mendhar Police station.”

“Few years backs, some people had floated a company, on the behal


Monday, May 20, 2019Pregnant woman denied ambulance, probe ordered

JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri on Sunday ordered an enquiry after a pregnant woman was denied ambulance “due to fuel shortage” in this mountainous district of Jammu division.
The deputy commissioner has also ordered the withholding of salary of concerned Medical Officer pending enquiry.

Reports said that the woman Rubeena Akhtar of Gabbar village in Budhal was admitted at PHC Budhal yest


Monday, May 20, 2019Magisterial probe ordered in Bhaderwah murder, violence

Curfew enters day 4, internet restored in Doda barring Bhaderwah

JAMMU: District authorities on Sunday ordered a time-bound magisterial probe into the death of a man in firing and subsequent violence in Bhaderwah, which prompted imposition of curfew in the communally-sensitive town.

The curfew continued to remain in force without any relaxation for the fourth day on Sunday even as a total of seven persons involved in incidents of stone-pelting were arreste


Monday, May 20, 2019Pak to appoint NSA to revive backchannel diplomacy with India

ISLAMABAD: The Imran Khan-led Pakistan government is actively considering appointing a National Security Advisor to revive backchannel diplomacy with India to iron out issues hindering the resumption of peace talks between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, official sources said on Sunday.

Since assuming the office in August last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan repeatedly reached out to India f


Monday, May 20, 2019Only talks can bring long lasting peace, stability to Valley: Mufti

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that only meaningful engagement between India and Pakistan and the leadership of the state can resolve decades-old Kashmir conflict and accord permanent peace to the region.

Chairing an important meeting of party’s top leadership and important functionaries of Kashmir and Ladakh, Mehbooba


Monday, May 20, 2019Ready for conditional support to Indo-Pak dialogue: Mirwaiz

Hopes new dispensation introspect Kashmir policy

SRINAGAR: Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Sunday that the separatists were ready to support talks between India and Pakistan provided India accepted Kashmir as a dispute.

The moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman also criticised the Centre's current Kashmir policy and expressed hope that the new political dispensation will do an "introspection".

Speaking at a seminar or


Monday, May 20, 201965-year-old PDP worker shot, critical

SRINAGAR: A 65-year-old activist of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was critically injured after he was shot at by militants in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday late evening.

Reports said that the masked militants fired upon Mohammad Jamal (65) son of Mohammad Ismail outside his home at Zungalpora village in Kulgam, leaving him critically wounded.

Jamal suffered multiple bullet woun


Monday, May 20, 2019647 paid news cases in polls: EC

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission said a total of 647 cases of paid news have been found while 909 posts have been taken down from various social media platforms during the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections which ended on Sunday.

Of the total paid news cases, 57 were registered in the seventh phase of voting, one in the sixth phase, eight in the fifth phase, 136 in the fourth phase, 52 in the t


Monday, May 20, 2019No civilian traffic on Highway

SRINAGAR: No civilian traffic movement was allowed on Sunday on the National Highway, the only all weather road connecting Valley with the rest of the country when only security force convoy plied.

The authorities had imposed ban on civilian traffic on the highway twice in a week on Sunday and Wednesday to allow free and safe movement of security forces after 44 CRPF personnel were martyred in


Monday, May 20, 2019All exit polls can't be wrong, says Omar

Jammu/Srinagar, May 19: Reactions in J&K were on the expected lines to the exit polls predicting a strong pro-incumbency wave in favour of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The first to give his reaction was former chief minister Omar Abdullah, who accepted that all exit polls could not be wrong.

"Every single exit poll can't be wrong! Time to swi


Monday, May 20, 2019Reports of ultras in old city false: DIG

JAMMU: The police on Sunday termed as rumors the reports about two terrorists entering the old city area.

"We have inquired about the rumour that two terrorists have entered in Old Jammu city and there is no such report'', DIG Jammu-Kathua Range Surjit Kumar said, adding the rumour mongers will not be spared.

He said that no such incident took place in Kathua, Samba and Jammu, adding, "acti


Monday, May 20, 2019Body of missing teacher recovered after a week in north Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: Body of a teacher, missing since May 13, was recovered from a water body in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Monday, official sources said.

According to official sources, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone who was posted as teacher at Government High Secondary School (HSS), Chuntimulla, went missing from May 13 after attending his duty. However, the relatives and neighbour of Lone, res


Monday, May 20, 2019PDP worker injured by gunmen in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker was shot at and wounded by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir district of Kulgam late Sunday night, official sources said on Monday.

They said gunmen entered the house of a 69-year-old PDP worker Mohammad Ismail Bhat at Devsar, Kulgam in south Kashmir late last night. However, before the inmates could do anything, gunmen fired upon Bh


Monday, May 20, 2019Civil traffic resumes on Jammu- Kashmir highway after day-long ban

Srinagar, May 20: Civilian traffic was resumed on the national highway on Monday, after day-long ban due to 'Convoy Day' on Sunday on the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, official sources said here this morning.

Meanwhile, only one-way traffic will ply on national highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir and historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connectin