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Saturday, March 23, 2019Awareness Programme on "EVM and VVPAT" organises at Govt PG College Rajouri.

"Poster Making" competition was also held to display the value of voting.

Sahil Sharma.
Rajouri:Electoral Literacy Club (ELC) of Govt. P.G. College Rajouri with the collaboration of NCC unit organised an awareness programme on use of EVM and VVPAT which was attended by large number of students and faculty members of the college. The event was presided over by the Principal, Dr.J.A.Qazi.Nodal Officer of ELC, Prof. Amit Bhalla presented welcome address and also highli


Saturday, March 23, 2019Div Com Jammu reviews arrangements for PwD voters

Stresses on ensuring basic facilities at polling stations

JAMMU MARCH 23: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Saturday held meeting with Deputy Commissioners of Jammu Division to review provisions for Persons with Disabilities and to ensure maximum participation in upcoming elections.
During the meeting, Verma, who has been appointed as Accessibility Observer for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, reviewed the Assured Minimum Facilities (AMFs) i


Saturday, March 23, 2019DC reviews traffic scenario in Anantnag town

ANANTNAG, MARCH 23: The Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting of officers of Police, Transport, Traffic and Civil Departments at DC office, Anantnag for proper traffic regulation in Anantnag town.
The vital routes leading to Child and Maternity Hospital and the District Hospital, Anantnag often remain clogged with traffic and create lot of hardships for the pa


Saturday, March 23, 2019 International Day of Forests:Advisor Vijay Kumar inaugurates Foresters Conference, Exhibition

Handovers Hero Motor Cycle to frontline wildlife staff presented by WWF

JAMMU MARCH 23: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today inaugurated Foresters Conference and Exhibition organized by Department of Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing to observe International Day of Forests.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Suresh Kumar Chug, Chief Conservator of Forest, Eco-Tourism J. Frankoi, Regional Director Pollution Control Board, Shally Ranjan, Director Forest


Saturday, March 23, 2019Advisor Kumar visits Govt Ayurvedic College-cum-Hospital Akhnoor, inspects construction works

JAMMU, MARCH 23: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited Government Ayurvedic College-cum-Hospital and General Nursing & Midwifery School Akhnoor to take stock of their physical status.
Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, Principal GMC, Dr Sunanda Raina, Director ISM, Dr. Phuntsog Angchuk, MD J&K Housing Board, Tasaduq Jeelani and various other administrative


Saturday, March 23, 2019Div Com reviews rehabilitation of Dal dwellers

SRINAGAR, MARCH 23: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the status of rehabilitation measures for Dal dwellers.
The meeting was attended by VC LAWDA, ADC Srinagar, Joint Director Environment & Remote Sensing, Collector LAWDA, Enforcement Officers, Tehsildhars and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.
During the meeting vario


Saturday, March 23, 2019Recruitment to expand footprint of investment services- Parvez Ahmed

JK Bank Financial Services releases selection list of 148 specialist officials

Srinagar, Mar 22: JK Bank Financial Services Limited (JKBFSL) a wholly owned subsidiary of J&K Bank, today released the list of 148 candidates selected for specialist job roles of Relationship Executives, Processors, Dealers, Relationship Managers, Risk Management Clearing & Settlement Executives, Human Resource Executives, Finance & Accounts Executive, IT Executives, Compliance Executives et


Saturday, March 23, 2019District adm organizes voters’ awareness programme

KATHUA MARCH 23: To ensure larger participation of voters in the ensuing Lok Sabha election, a series of activities under Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) were organised at Tehsil Nagri of Kathua by the district administration to motivate the general masses.
The activities included Run for Democracy and a demonstration on the functioning of EVM and VVPAT machines


Saturday, March 23, 2019I&C Deptt organises awareness prog on industrial policy, schemes

SRINAGAR, MARCH 23: District Industries Centre (DIC), Srinagar, Department of Industries And Commerce (I&C) , Kashmir today organised a day-long awareness programme on industrial policy, schemes and initiatives here at the Convocation Complex, University of Kashmir.
The programme was organized in collaboration with Department of Management Studies, University of Kashmir.
Deputy Commissio


Saturday, March 23, 2019World TB Day observed at Kupwara, Pulwama

KUPWARA/PULWAMA, March 23: District Tuberculosis Officer (DTO) Dr Mohammad Ramzan today flagged off a rally of school children from District Hospital Kupwara, on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day.
Later a function was held at AMT school in which Immunization Officer Dr Davindar Kour, BMO Kralpora Dr Mir Shafi, BMO Trehgam Dr Nissar, District Mass Immunization Officer Gh Rasool Bhat, Dr Mo


Saturday, March 23, 2019Div Com constitutes High-Powered Water Bodies Monitoring Committee

SRINAGAR, MARCH 23: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today constituted a High-Powered Monitoring Committee for re-establishing and proper demarcation of streams, wetland, lakes, rivers, tributaries, flood basins and other water bodies across the valley, which were blocked due to high silt accumulation during 2014 floods.
Officers from Irrigation and Flood Control, Ra


Saturday, March 23, 2019Several delegations, individuals meet Advisor Skandan

JAMMU, MARCH 23- As many as 35 public delegations and individuals hailing from different parts of the State met the Advisor K Skandan at Convocation Hall here today and put forth their problems and grievances before him and sought their
A delegation of Drass Kargil headed by Councillor, Bhimbhat Constituency of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil Aga Mohammad Shah which


Saturday, March 23, 2019DDC Kishtwar inaugurates job fair, 1500 youths participated

KISHTWAR MARCH 23: In an endeavour to provide a platform to the job seekers and to create awareness for them about various government sponsored schemes, District Development Commissioner Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana today inaugurated one-day Job Fair-cum-Placement programme here at TRC ground.
SSP Kishtwar, Shakti Kumar Pathak, ADDC Kishtwar, Mohd. Hanief Malik, CHO, CAHO, AD Fishers, AD Empl


Saturday, March 23, 2019 Power Shutdown

SRINAGAR, MARCH 23: The Office of Power Controller, Kashmir province, PDD Bemina today informed that 132 KV ICT Circuit Ist Pampore shall remain shutdown on 25th March 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm.
The power supply to the areas fed from the line shall remain affected on the date and time.


Saturday, March 23, 2019JKSJA workshop mulls ways to clear backlog cases in courts

JAMMU, MARCH 23: Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) today organized a workshop here during which ways to fast-track pending cases in courts were deliberated in length and breadth.
The workshop “The bottlenecks responsible for causing delay in disposal of Civil Cases, and suggested measures for tackling backlog and pendency” was organised in connection with Research Project allott


Saturday, March 23, 2019DDC reviews implementation of PMEGP at Baramulla

BARAMULLA, MARCH 23: A District Level Task Force Committee meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Dr G.N. Itoo to review various issues with regard to the implementation of Prime Ministers Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP).
The committee discussed identification of beneficiaries above 18 years age who can apply for establishm


Saturday, March 23, 2019DIPR reviews functioning of DICs in Valley

SRINAGAR, MARCH 23: Director Information and Public Relations, Gulzar Ahmad Dar today reviewed the functioning of the District Information Centres of Kashmir division at a meeting convened at the Media Complex here today.
Joint Director Information (Kashmir), Abid Hussain, Assistant Director/Field Publicity Officer, Srinagar Mohammad Aslam Khan, Assistant Director (Advt.) Kashmir Shakeela Shaw


Saturday, March 23, 2019Div Com reviews Infra development of CUK

SRINAGAR, MARCH 23: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a meeting to review the progress of infrastructure development of Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in Ganderbal.
Threadbare discussion were held on the uninterrupted water and electricity supply, road connectivity, provision of additional 1000 kanals of land to CUK, transport facilities, security arra


Saturday, March 23, 2019Impose section 144 around Jhelum embankments: Div Com to DCs

Constitutes Jhelum Task Force

SRINAGAR MARCH 23: In order to stop littering and dumping of solid waste into river Jhelum, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Deputy Commissioners Anantnag, Pulwama, Srinagar, Baramulla and Bandipora to impose section 144 immediately around Jhelum embankments and take strict action against the culprits.
The Div Com also constituted Jhelum Task F


Saturday, March 23, 2019Delegation of Brahmin Organisation of India meets Governor

JAMMU, MARCH 23: A delegation from the ‘Brahmin Organisation of India (BOI)’ comprising Pt. Sukhbir Sharma ,Chief Patron, BOI, Pt. Ramesh Kitchloo, National President ; Dr Kuldeep Sharma and Sh Ravi Gaur, National General Secretaries, BOI met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation submitted a memorandum of demands pertaining to the well being of Kashmiri Migrant P


Saturday, March 23, 2019 DC Kargil reviews functioning of District Red Cross Committee Kargil

KARGIL MARCH 23: Deputy Commissioner Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary who is also the chairman of District Red Cross Committee Kargil reviewed its functioning at a meeting of the concerned officers here today.
Superintendent of Police Kargil Dr Vinod Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Sonam Chosjor, Chief Education Officer Kargil, Chief Medical Officer Kargil, Coordinator District R


Saturday, March 23, 2019World TB Day observed at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, MARCH 23: Like other parts of the country, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day was observed at District Hospital Udhampur here today.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Gurvinderjeet Singh was the chief guest while Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Santosh Sharma was the guest of honour on the occasion.
District Tuberculosis Officer, Dr. Kavi Raj Sharma briefed about the achievement and work


Saturday, March 23, 2019Power shutdown in Jammu

JAMMU, MARCH 23: According to Chief Engineer Electrical Maintenance and Rural Electrification wing, Jammu, to carry out work for replacing of different equipments of 132 KV Katra-I, 132 Jourian and 132 KV bays of 160 MVA transformer I and II, power supply from 220/132/33 KV Grid Station Barn shall remain affected on March 24.
During the shutdown, the power supply shall remain affected to Grid


Saturday, March 23, 2019Azlan Shah: India beat Japan 2-0 in opener

Ipoh (Malaysia), March 23 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team started their 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup campaign on a positive note as they defeated Asian Games champions Japan 2-0 here on Saturday.

It was the team's resilient attack, structured defence and solid effort in the midfield that ensured India remained dominant through the match.

After getting off to a goalless first quarter, In


Saturday, March 23, 2019World boxing chief Rahimov resigns

Beijing, March 23 (IANS) International Boxing Federation (AIBA) president Gafur Rahimov has resigned on the eve of the decisive IOC executive meeting on Sunday,

In a statement, Rahimov rejected the allegations of him having ties to organized crime and announced his resignation late on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.

"I attest and confirm that the allegations against me were f


Saturday, March 23, 2019Fantain ropes in Suresh Raina as brand ambassador

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Fantasy Sports company -- ‘Fantain has announced the signing of ace cricketer Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador.

The left-handed batsman will be the face of the company across all its brand communication campaigns starting March 2019, ahead of the 12th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Commenting on his association, Raina sa


Saturday, March 23, 2019Messi to miss Argentina-Morocco friendly with injury

Buenos Aires, March 23 (IANS) Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's friendly against Morocco because of a groin injury, the country's football federation has said.

The 31-year-old felt pain after completing the full 90 minutes of Argentina's 3-1 defeat by Venezuela in Madrid, reports Xinhua news agency.

In a statement the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said Messi suffered an 'exacerbatio


Saturday, March 23, 2019Sterling's hat-trick helps England crush Czechs 5-0

London, March 23 (IANS) Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as England thrashed Czech Republic 5-0 in their opening match of the 2020 European championship qualifying campaign at Wembley here.

England dominated the match on Friday and pulled ahead in the 24th minute, when Sterling positioned perfectly at the far post to tap-in from a low cross from former Manchester City team-mate Jadon Sancho,


Saturday, March 23, 2019Brazilian teenager Reinier on Real Madrid radar

Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS) Spanish giants Real Madrid are preparing an offer to sign highly rated Flamengo teenager Reinier, according to Brazilian media reports.

The reigning European champions are willing to invest almost 70 million euros to secure the 17-year-old Flamengo midfielder on a long-term deal, the Globo Esporte news outlet reported on Friday as quoted by Xinhua news agency.


Saturday, March 23, 2019Albania lose to Turkey 2-0 in Euro 2020 qualifier

Tirana, March 23 (IANS) Albania lost to Turkey 2-0 in the opening match of the Euro 2020 qualifiers in Loro Borici Stadium in Shkodra, northwest Albania.

The match om Friday started well for the Albanian team who made several attempts to score but it was Turkey's Burak Yilmaz, who plays for the Besiktas club in the Turkish super league, broke the ice in the 21st minute, reports Xi


Saturday, March 23, 2019Higher taxes for foreign investors from April 1

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Changes in the SEBI listing and prevention of insider-trading regulations, revisions in the double-taxation avoidance agreements (DTAAs) with Mauritius and Singapore are set to come into effect from April 1.

The changes in DTAAs give India the right to tax capital gains arising on Indian equity shares sold by a Singapore or Mauritian resident

All this may also help i


Saturday, March 23, 2019BJP's vow of jobless growth creating havoc: Mayawati

Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday attacked the BJP-led Central government over unemployment in the country, saying that the government's vow of jobless growth is causing havoc.

Her remarks came a day after the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report claimed that the number of employed men in the country has


Saturday, March 23, 2019British Airways to launch its shortest flight

London, March 23 (IANS) British Airways is launching its shortest flight till date, a 54-mile, 50-minute flight from Bahrain International Airport to Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the media reported on Saturday.

The return flight will be even quicker, with only 40 minutes spent in the air, CNN quoted the airlines as saying in a statement on Friday.

The brief flight succeeds the airline's current sh


Saturday, March 23, 2019Trump cancels new North Korea sanctions

Washington, March 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump says he has ordered the withdrawal of recently imposed sanctions against North Korea.

In a tweet on Friday, Trump referred to "additional large-scale sanctions" by the US Treasury that had been added to already existing restrictions.

It was not immediately clear which measures he was referring to, the BBC reported.

However on Thursday


Saturday, March 23, 2019Palaniswami pledged AIADMK with BJP: Stalin

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Saturday said Chief Minister K. Palaniswami has pledged his party AIADMK to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to escape corruption complaints.

Addressing a rally at Harur in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, Stalin said Palaniswami has pledged AIAMDK to BJP President Amit Shah and the pledge cannot be redeemed.

Stalin said Palaniswam


Saturday, March 23, 2019Yogi to kick off BJP's UP campaign on Sunday

Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) With less than 20 days to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to kick off its poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

The party has also planned about 40 public meetings across the state on March 26.

A senior BJP leader told IANS that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath will launch the party's poll campaign in the state


Saturday, March 23, 2019Fashion designer Agnimitra Paul joins BJP in Bengal

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Well-known fashion designer Agnimitra Paul joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Saturday.

Paul, who has designed clothes for a number of Bollywood films such as "Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche" and "Via Darjeeling", entered the BJP during a party programme held at the National Library auditorium.

State BJP President Dilip Ghosh welcomed her to the party by presen


Saturday, March 23, 2019Mamata regime one-person show, did nothing: Rahul

Chanchal (West Bengal), March 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of running the entire state according to her whims.

"Bengal is being run by just one person. She neither talks to anyone nor takes anybody's suggestion. She does whatever she feels like," Gandhi said while addressing a rally


Saturday, March 23, 2019Deve Gowda to contest from Karnataka's Tumkur

Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda will contest from the Tumkur Lok Sabha constituency in south Karnataka, a party official said on Saturday.

"Deve Gowda will file his nomination on March 25 at the deputy commissioner's office at Tumkur as a joint candidate of the JD-S-Congress alliance," said JD-S spokesman Ramesh Babu in a s


Saturday, March 23, 2019P.J. Kurien slams reports of joining BJP in Kerala

Pathanamthitta (Kerala) March 23 (IANS) Former Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha and veteran Congress leader P.J.Kurien on Saturday expressed anguish at the widespread speculation in the media circles and in the social media that he is all set to join the BJP, which he has dismissed as rubbish and baseless.

"When I was the deputy chairperson, the present government had given me huge offers


Saturday, March 23, 2019BJP releases 4th list, Muslim woman fielded in Bengal

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released its fourth list of candidates for 11 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Muslim woman, Mahfuza Khatun, has also been given the ticket by the saffron party from West Bengal's Jangipur. Mahfuza, who left the Communist Party of India to join the BJP recently, is the first Muslim candi


Saturday, March 23, 2019Mayawati calls Modi greeting Pakistan PM cheating

Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's greeting to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the occasion of their National Day as "cheating" and accused him of double speak for votes.

"On one hand, for vote bank politics several statements were made against Pakistan and strict public stand was taken. But on the other hand


Saturday, March 23, 2019Chaos at Rahul Gandhi rally in Bengal, no one hurt

Chanchal (West Bengal), March 23 (IANS) It was complete chaos at Congress President Rahul Gandhi's rally in West Bengal's Malda district on Saturday as a massive crowd had gathered at the venue to hear him, a Congress leader said.

A number of senior Congress leaders, including party's Bengal unit President Somen Mitra and Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, were present on the dais along with Gandhi.


Saturday, March 23, 2019Modi is rich men's chowkidar: Rahul Gandhi

Patna, March 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday saying he is the chowkidar of "rich-men" and he only protects and cares for the rich.

Addressing a rally to launch the election campaign in Bihar's Purnea district, Gandhi said: "Modi has been doing chowkidari of Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya and Mehul Choksi. He is not a chowkidar for poor peopl


Saturday, March 23, 2019DDC Rajouri inaugurates mega exhibition cum Kissan Mela

Rajouri, March, 23: District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today inaugurated a daylong Mega Kissan Mela organized by the department of agriculture under the ATMA scheme. The kissan Mela was attended by thousand farmers from across the district, here today.

During his welcome speech, Chief Agriculture officer,Mohd Yaseen Choudhary highlighted the achievement of the depa


Saturday, March 23, 2019Kashmiri traders: Bring Rizwan's killers to justice

Srinagar, March 23: Kashmiri businessmen and civil society members, here on Saturday, expressed anguish at the alleged silence of the world community and rights organisations over the 'repeated brutalisation of Kashmiris'.

Addressing a media conference, Sheikh Ashiq, president of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), said: "The business community and the local civil society have


Saturday, March 23, 2019Militant hideout busted in Pulwama: Police

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said it busted a militant hideout in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.

“On credible input police and security forces today in a joint operation busted a hideout in Banderpora area of Pulwama,” a police spokesperson said.

He said that officers at the spot seized huge quantity of incriminating materials and other items from the hideout.

A case has


Saturday, March 23, 2019Fire in mini secretariat Bandipora, ARTO record damaged

Baramulla, Mar 23: Fire broke out in mini secretariat Bandipora in north Kashmir early on Saturday morning damaging office record and computers of Assistant Road Transport Office (ARTO), official sources said.

They said fire broke out in the third floor of the secretariat Bandipora at 0500 hrs this morning in a room of ARTO in Block C building.

However, the employees on night duty in Medi


Saturday, March 23, 2019Strike cripples life in Sopore, Hajin & Shopian

Srinagar, Mar 23: Life was crippled on Saturday in apple township of Sopore and Hajin Bandipora in north Kashmir and Shopian in the south, where eight militants were killed in four different encounters on Friday.

Local administration at Sopore and Hajin have ordered the closure of all educational institutions as a precautionary measure.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and


Saturday, March 23, 2019Trooper falls unconscious after accidental firing

Srinagar, March 23: A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) trooper fell unconscious after his service rifle went off accidentally here on Saturday.

Police said a SSB trooper on guard duty in Sonawar area of the Capital fell unconscious after his service rifle went off accidentally on Saturday.

"The bullet hit the wall after the service rifle of an SSB guard went off accidentally in Sonawar area.



Saturday, March 23, 2019Omar, Mehbooba see LS polls behind govt boycotting Pak Day event

Srinagar, Mar 23: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have said the Centre's decision to boycott the Pakistan Day function at its High Commission in Delhi was due to the Lok Sabha polls.

India has decided to boycott a reception at the Pakistan High Commission to mark that country's national day as several separatists leaders from the state have been invite


Saturday, March 23, 2019Notorious criminal detained under PSA in J-K's Rajouri

Jammu, Mar 23: A notorious criminal was detained under the Public Safety Act in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, official said Saturday.

A dossier of his detention was prepared by district police office Rajouri and submitted to the district magistrate, he said.

The DM ordered his detention under public safety and a team from the Rajouri police station implemented the detention order Fr


Saturday, March 23, 2019Six arrested in Rajouri

Jammu, Mar 23: Police have arrested six persons for their alleged involvement in creating nuisance and apprehension of breach of peace and tranquility in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said Saturday.

Police took into preventive custody four persons for their alleged involvement in unlawful activities and apprehension of breach of peace and tranquility of an area, they said.


Saturday, March 23, 2019Omar condemns 'selective outrage' in Kashmir

Srinagar, March 23: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday hoped that there was equal condemnation against rights violations by militants in the state as when the security forces are accused of it.

His remark comes a day after a 12-year-old boy, who was taken hostage, was killed in a gunfight in Bandipora district's Mir Mohalla area along with two other militants.


Saturday, March 23, 2019Srinagar-Leh, Mughal road remain shut, one-way traffic on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Mar 23: The national highway, the only road linking Ladakh region with Kashmir valley remained closed since December last year though a massive snow clearance operation has been started from both sides of Zojila pass, where fresh snowfall was received recently.

Snow clearance operation has also been started on 86-km-long historic Mughal road which connects Shopian in Pulwama and Raj


Saturday, March 23, 20198 militants, minor held hostage killed in four gunfights in Valley

SRINAGAR: Eight militants, including three of Pakistani origin—two of whom who killed a 12-year-old boy held hostage by them, were gunned down in four separate encounters—one of them still going on-- with security forces which took place in Bandipora, Shopian and Baramulla districts during the span of 36 hours.

Six security personnel were injured in these operations, while 5 civilians and four


Saturday, March 23, 2019“Its not Jihad but Jahalat”

SRINAGAR: This is not "jihad" (armed crusade) but "jahalat" (benighted), a village elder pleaded to Pakistani terrorists in North Kashmir's Hajin area while asking them to release a 12-year-old boy who was held captive and subsequently killed on Thursday.

Videos of the village elder of Mir Mohalla of Hajin surfaced on social media, showing him asking the two Lashker-e-Taiba terrorists, Ali ali


Saturday, March 23, 2019JKLF banned; Geelani booked under FEMA, fined Rs 14.40 L

Crackdown on Separatists

JAMMU: The Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned on Friday for a series of violent acts and being in the forefront of separatist activities in the militancy-hit state since 1988, even as Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani, who advocates Jammu and Kashmir's merger with Pakistan, has been booked under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) for illegally possessing foreign exchange of US $10,000 and fined Rs 14.40 lakh by the Enforcement Directorate.

Listing out its subversive and violent activities, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said the JKLF spearh


Saturday, March 23, 2019More action to follow

JAMMU: Twenty-five assets linked to LeT chief Hafiz Sayed, four to Shabir Shah, and other immovable facilities in the name of over a dozen people linked to militant outfits will soon be attached or confiscated by investigative agencies as part of a crackdown against Jammu and Kashmir-based separatists and terrorist operatives, official sources said.

After imposing a penalty of Rs 14.40 lakh on Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a 17-year-old case of illegal possession of USD 10,000 in alleged contravention of the foreign exchange law, the Enforcement Directorate is mulling a similar proceeding again


Saturday, March 23, 2019Close aide of Pulwama mastermind arrested

JAMMU: Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Sajjad Khan, a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Mudasir Khan was arrested by the police and was sent to NIA custody by a Delhi court till March 29.

Identified as Sajjad Ahmed Khan (27), a resident of Pulwama, the alleged terrorist is also suspected to be involved in the conspiracy of Pulwama attacks.

Sajjad, who was arrested near the Lajpat Ra


Saturday, March 23, 2019Jawan martyred, 2 injured as Pak breaches LoC truce

JAMMU: An Army jawan was martyred, even as two soldiers were reported injured in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control in Jammu region which started on Thursday and continued till Friday evening.

Following the fresh tensions, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command visited forward posts in Rajouri and Reasi sectors and reviewed the operational preparedness.



Saturday, March 23, 2019Jammu heading for major water crisis, this Summer

Work on Rs 352 cr project for 62 new tube wells yet to be taken up

JAMMU: The water crisis in Jammu is most likely to worsen in the upcoming summer season as the work on Rs 352 crore project for the construction of much needed sixty-two new tube wells in the winter capital is yet to be taken up despite the passage of more than one-and-a-half year since the project was submitted to Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) by the PHE Department.

Highly placed sourc


Saturday, March 23, 2019Few bidders, dismal approach of govt likely to delay Jammu-Akhnoor four-lane project

JAMMU: The upgradation of Jammu-Akhnoor section NH-144-A from the fourth Tawi Bridge to Hanuman Chowk (30.097 km) to four lanes is likely to face delay due to indifferent approach of bidders as well as state government.

This is a vital defence road and among the busiest roads of the state, which connects Rajouri and Poonch to the rest of the country.

“National Highways and Infrastructure De


Saturday, March 23, 2019PM Modi greets Imran on eve of Pak Nat’l Day

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a letter to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, greeting people of the neighbouring country on the eve of its National Day and highlighting the importance of a terror-free South Asia, official sources said Friday.

The prime minister, in his message, said it was time for the people of the sub-continent to work together for a democrati


Saturday, March 23, 2019Termination on cards for absentee doctors, H&ME dept initiates action

Committee fails to act even after 6 months of its reconstitution


JAMMU: Taking stiff action on a series of complaints against absentee doctors and other officials of the Health & Medical Education Department, the Government is all set to terminate their services after serving them last and final notice.

Surprisingly, while the Department of Health & Medical Education is baffled with shortage of doctors and other paramedical staff to cater to


Saturday, March 23, 2019Attack on Cong leader, PSO injured

SRINAGAR: A policeman was injured when militants on Friday allegedly attacked senior Congress leader and Anantnag Municipal Committee chairman Hilal Ahmad Shah in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.
Official sources said that Personal Security Officer (PSO) of Shah was wounded when militants allegedly attacked the Municipal Committee chairman at Town Hall in Anantnag on Friday.

The injured c


Saturday, March 23, 2019HC seeks report on city traffic

JAMMU: The division bench of High Court today directed state government to file detail status report on prevailing traffic scenario in Jammu city within two weeks.

The division bench of High Court comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Sindhu Sharm directed the Planning department to file detailed status report on prevailing traffic scenario in Jammu city within two weeks or fine


Saturday, March 23, 2019Kargil admin suspends arms licenses

KARGIL: District Magistrate Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary today issued an order for suspension of all the Arms licenses valid for Kargil District or Jammu and Kashmir or All India with immediate effect.
Through the order license holders have been directed to immediately deposit the weapons with the concerned police stations.

The weapon holders having granted license by the District Magistr


Saturday, March 23, 2019Panel set up to streamline re- appropriation

JAMMU: The state government on Friday constituted a committee to streamline the re-appropriation process of all projects schemes running in the current fiscal.

The four-member committee would be headed by Mohammad Yaqoob Ittoo, Director General Budget and would comprise of Nasir Ahmad Naqash, Director Development Expenditure Division; Parvez Ahmad Kakroo, Director Development Expenditure Divis


Saturday, March 23, 2019Northern Army Commander visits forward posts in J&K

Jammu: Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh visited the forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Reasi districts.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt. Colonel Devender Anand said: "Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Paramjit Singh, visited the forward posts in Rajouri and Reasi sectors to int


Saturday, March 23, 2019IUST reopens after remaining closed for 4 days

Srinagar, Mar 23: The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora in south Kashmir, reopened on Saturday after remaining closed from March 19, when a Principal of a private school Rizwan Asad Pandit died in the custody of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police.

The university suspended all semester examinations and classes as a precautionary measures due


Saturday, March 23, 2019Pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, March 23: It was a pleasant Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said.

"The sky will remain mainly clear with strong surface winds during the day," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature would be around 31 degrees Cels


Saturday, March 23, 2019Two killed in Jammu and Kashmir landslide

Jammu, March 23: Two people were killed on Saturday in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, police said.

The massive landslide hit a truck on Thathri road in Gandoh area, killing both the driver and the helper on the spot.

"Locals rushed to the spot immediately, but could not save the victims," the police added.


Friday, March 22, 2019J&K Bank celebrates World Arbour Day, plants trees

It is in our best interests to contribute to the sustainability of our people: Parvez Ahmed

Srinagar, Mar 21: On the occasion of World Arbour Day, J&K Bank conducted a plantation drive wherein scores of saplings comprising of various species were planted here in the picturesque Badamvaer Park. Notably, the park is developed and maintained by the Bank under its Ecology and Heritage Preservation Program.
Led by the Bank’s Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed, the bank’s Executive Presidents


Friday, March 22, 2019 Jammu admin finalizes arrangements for Navratri festival

JAMMU, MARCH 22: Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu Rishpal Singh today finalized the arrangements for Navratri Festival here at a joint meeting of officers of line departments and representatives of religious organizations.
The meeting chaired by ADC finalized the arrangements for security and cleanliness around major Temples, traffic management, decoration of religious places tec.
The me


Friday, March 22, 2019Week long "Holi festival" concludes with full enthusiasm at Rajouri.

District admin organises "Holi Milan" to mark the celebrations.

Sahil Sharma.
Holi-the festival of colours was celebrated with full enthusiasm and energy all over the rajouri town with people remaining busy in sprinkling colours on each other and making fun of each other by throwing water full of colours on friends and family members.The people from early hours especially youth were seen in groups sprinkling colours on each other in streets, parks, bazaars


Friday, March 22, 2019BGSBU gets Bronze medal in Inter University Pencak Silat Championship held at Amritsar.

32 teams from all over the country participated in the said championship.

Sahil Sharma.
Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri’s Pencak Silat Team won Bronze medal in recently conducted All India Inter University Pencak Silat Championship 2018-2019. Prof.Javed Musarat, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and management of BGSBU congratulated the Pencak Silat Team of the university who bring laurels’ to the university.
The championship was hosted by Guru Nanak Dev Univers


Friday, March 22, 2019IHDF, NPYO and SANGARSH holds a Peace seminar at Kotranka.

Kotranka:International Human Development Forum (IHDF)Regd.,National Progressive Youth Organisation (NPYO) and The Sangarsh in its collaborative move campaign regarding Peace and Harmony for Prosperity and Development held a seminar at JNV Kotranka of district Rajouri in which students , activists and members of civil society participated.
During the seminar National Acknowledged Social Activi


Friday, March 22, 2019Power Shutdown in parts of Srinagar, Kulgam

SRINAGAR, MARCH 22: According to the Power Controller Kashmir, in order to carry out various works, there will be a power shutdown in various areas of Srinagar and Kulgam.
PDD Bemina today informed that 33 KV Sharifabad-Narbal line would remain shutdown on 23rd March 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm to carry out the job of straightening/tightening of the line at Umer Colony Lawaypora and at Narbal Brid


Friday, March 22, 2019Sericulture Dept organizes mulberry plantation drive

SRINAGAR, MARCH 22: Jammu and Kashmir, Department of Sericulture in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Limited (SICOP) and PHD National Apex Chamber organised a mulberry plantation drive here at Integrated Handicraft and Silk Park, Zakura.
Director Sericulture, Riyaz Ahmad Wani and Director, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles Govt. of In


Friday, March 22, 2019DDC Ganderbal reviews Amarnath Yatra arrangements

GANDERBAL, MARCH 22:- District Development Commissioner Hashmat Ali Khan today reviewed the arrangements for Shri Amarnath ji Yatra – 2019, scheduled to commence from July 01, 2019.
Chairing a meeting of concerned officers, the DDC was given a detailed briefing by various departments about the arrangements being made for the Yatra.
The meeting discussed issues related to medical facilities,


Friday, March 22, 2019General Elections 2019: DEO Kupwara reviews assured minimum facilities at polling stations

KUPWARA, MARCH 22: District Election Officer Anshul Garg today chaired a meeting of officers to review the necessary arrangements at the polling station in the District.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Farooq Ahmad Baba, Chief Education Officer Kupwara, DSEO Kupwara (Nodal Officer Basic Facilities at camping Sites), Executive Engineer PHE Division Kupwara/Ha


Friday, March 22, 2019Comprehensive Jhelum modernization plan chalked out: DC Srinagar

Time-bound plan involving a multitude of developmental measures aimed at restoring grandeur of Jhelum

SRINAGAR, MARCH 22: The Srinagar administration has chalked out a comprehensive modernization plan for Jhelum river involving time-bound execution of developmental works and setting up of facilities aimed at restoring the grandeur of the historic river.
The plan involves refurbishment and modernization of houseboats in the river and setting up of facilities along the banks thereof which will n


Friday, March 22, 2019DDC Budgam reviews implementation of PN & PNDT Act at DAC meeting

BUDGAM, MARCH 23: District Development Commissioner, Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today chaired a meeting of officers of District Advisory Committee (DAC) formed under PC & PNDT Act.
While deliberating upon the Act, the DDC directed concerned especially health department to ensure full adherence to its provisions by the Genetic Counseling Centers, Genetic laboratories and genetic clinics so as


Friday, March 22, 2019Reasi admin launches project ‘Insaniyat’

REASI, MARCH 22: The district administration Reasi in association with District Red Cross Society today launched Project ‘Insaniyat’ here at district headquarters.
The project is a humanitarian effort of the two agencies in which anybody can donate clothes, shoes etc for the needy.
Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib, said that anyone with enough resources can donate for the needy and the l


Friday, March 22, 2019 General Elections 2019: DEA Udhampur asks banks to keep close vigil on suspicious transactions

UDHAMPUR, MARCH 22: District Election Authority Udhampur today asked the banks to maintain strict vigil and report suspicious withdrawal of cash to the election authorities as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India.
Chairing a meeting of district managers of various banks operating in the district, Nodal Officer Model Code of Conduct (ADDC), Ashok Kumar here directed them t


Friday, March 22, 2019General Elections 2019:SVEEP awareness programmes held at Reasi

REASI, MARCH 22: A series of activities under Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programmes were organised here today by the district administration.
The activities included street play and a rally which were aimed at encouraging judicious participation in the electoral process by the masses under the voters' awareness programme.
ACD Reasi, Dr Sunil Sharma; DPO Re


Friday, March 22, 2019PHE’s CCDU unit celebrates World Water Day

JAMMU, MARCH 22: Communication and Capacity Development Unit, WSSO, Department of PHE, I&FC Jammu today celebrated the World Water Day by organising a seminar here at Institution of Engineers (India), Centre.
The event was organized in collaboration with Swarangan Meditation Charitable Trust (NGO) to highlight the UN theme on World Water Day ‘Leaving no one behind.’
Hundreds of students of Go


Friday, March 22, 2019General Elections 2019: First nomination filed for Udhampur constituency

KATHUA, MARCH 22: First nomination for the Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency was filed here today to the Returning Officer Rohit Khajuria (Deputy Commissioner Kathua).
The Nomination was filed by Dr. Jitendra Singh as the candidate of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).
Parliamentary Constituency is going to polls on April 18, 2019.


Friday, March 22, 2019GAD Secy takes stock of Winter Secretariat functioning

SRINAGAR, MARCH 22: Commissioner Secretary, General Administration Department Hilal Ahmad Parray today took stock of working at Winter Secretariat and also inspected the ongoing construction works in the Civil Secretariat, here today.
Parray instructed the concerned agencies to complete all the ongoing works before shifting of bi-annual Darbar Move to Srinagar.
Special Secretary Winter Secretar


Friday, March 22, 2019Principal Secretary Finance reviews progress of languishing projects

JAMMU, MARCH 22; Principal Secretary Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta on Friday reviewed the progress on languishing projects.
He said the government was ready to make payments for the projects cleared by the High Powered Committee of Languishing & Infrastructure Projects.
However, he emphasized that all the payments would be made by Jammu Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKID


Friday, March 22, 2019VC KVIB for optimum use of resources for entrepreneurial development

JAMMU, MARCH 22: Vice Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) Dr Hina Shafi Bhat Friday called for making optimum use of resources for entrepreneurial development in the State.
She made these remarks while chairing a meeting of officials of Handloom Department, Sericulture Department, Horticulture Department, SKUAST-J and J&K State Medicinal Plant Board. The me


Friday, March 22, 2019Dir Agriculture flags off farmers’ tour for Inter-State Exposure visit

JAMMU, MARCH 22: An Inter-State Exposure visit of a group of 25 farmers belonging to different parts of Jammu district was flagged off by Director Agriculture Jammu P. S. Rathore here from Directorate of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan.
The group of farmers belonging to Marh, R. S. Pura, Akhnoor areas of Jammu district will visit to CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi-Vishav-Vidayalaya (CSKHPKVV) Palampur.


Friday, March 22, 2019 General Elections 2019: DEO Budgam reviews election preparedness

BUDGAM, MARCH 22: District Election Officer Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today chaired a meeting of officers to review the preparedness for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls in the district.
The meeting was attended by ADC Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani (Nodal Officer, Law and Order, Force Deployment), Dr Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat, IAS Probationer, Dy. DEO, Nuzhat Qurashi (Nodal Officer Election Planning and


Friday, March 22, 2019DC Srinagar reviews progress of compilation of original area records of Dal lake

SRINAGAR, MARCH 22: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Friday convened a meeting of concerned departments to review the progress of compilation of revenue records accompanied with digital missive of the original area of the Dal lake.
The data has been sought by the Monitoring Committee headed by the Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam which met in Jammu four days ago on Marc


Friday, March 22, 2019DC Kargil launches mega plantation drive

KARGIL, MARCH 22: In connection with World Forestry Day, Deputy Commissioner, Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary today launched a plantation drive here at Government Degree College .
Superintendent of Police Dr Vinod Kumar, Divisional Forest Officer Muhammad Ali, Principal Degree College Prof Nassir Hussain Shabani, officers of Agriculture, Horticulture and allied departments and staff of the college


Friday, March 22, 2019IPL 2019: KKR have best batting line-up, says Katich

Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have the best batting line-up in the tournament, feels former Australia batsman and KKR assistant coach Simon Katich.

KKR roped in big-hitting West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite ahead of the 12th season starting Saturday, thus adding more firepower to their already star-studded arsenal wh


Friday, March 22, 2019Ireland to host Windies, Bangladesh in tri-series

Dubai, March 22 (IANS) West Indies and Bangladesh will travel to Ireland for a One-Day International (ODI) tri-series, which will begin from May 5, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Friday.

Ireland will face West Indies in the opening game and the tri-series will involve a double round-robin phase followed by the final, according to the ICC website.

The matches will be hosted


Friday, March 22, 2019FIFA chief congratulates Chennai on winning I-League

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In a letter to the All India Football Federation (AIFF), FIFA president Gianni Infantino congratulated I-League club Chennai City FC for winning the title for the 2018-19 season.

In the letter addressed to AIFF, Infantino wrote: "I was delighted to hear that Chennai City FC have been crowned 2018/19 I-League champions. It gives me great pleasure to congratulate them


Friday, March 22, 2019Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway launched

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In an effort to develop coaches from the grassroot level and enable them to meet the requirements and the ever-growing demands of international hockey, the sport's governing body in India on Friday launched the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway.

The meticulously designed programme aims to provide certification to those candidates who are already coaches or wish


Friday, March 22, 2019Sehwag,Irfan to be UC cricket captains during IPL

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) UC Browser, part of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, is partnering with legendary cricketers Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan for the course of Indian Premier League, starting March 23.

UC Browser is third-party mobile browser and a content platform.

The two will be cheering and supporting their respective teams on the UC platform. Exclusive cricket-


Friday, March 22, 2019SO Bharat contingent shines at World Summer Games

Abu Dhabi, March 22 (IANS) Abu Dhabi bid goodbye to the 15th Special Olympic World Summer Games, the first of its kind held in the Middle East, with the Special Olympics (SO) Bharat contingent winning an astounding 368 medals including 85 gold, 154 silver and 129 bronze.

It's a record haul for the country which fielded a 284-member team.

Global superstar Nicole Scherzinger performed at the


Friday, March 22, 2019Ex-Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

On the occasion, Gambhir, 37, thanked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for giving him an opportunity to serve the country.

"I am joining this party (BJP) after getting influenced by Prime Minister


Friday, March 22, 2019 Coach Sampaoli returns salary to support players

Santos, March 22 (IANS) Santos head coach Jorge Sampaoli said that he gave back his latest pay cheque in a show of solidarity with his players, who have not been paid for almost two months.

Players are still waiting to receive their February wages, which were due at the start of March, club officials have confirmed, reports Xinhua news agency.

"On the issue of salaries, anybody else would h


Friday, March 22, 2019Sensex down 222 points, breaks 8-day winning streak

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The Sensex reversed early gains and closed lower on Friday, as investors took to booking profit after gaining for eight straight sessions.

All sectors, except real estate index, on the NSE ended in the red. The Nifty banking index which touched an all-time high also succumbed to the overall decline.

Saurabh Jain of SMC Global said that Friday's decline is rather heal


Friday, March 22, 2019BoB-Dena-Vijaya Bank to be injected with Rs 5K cr

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Bank of Baroda may get Rs 5,000 capital infusion from the Finance Ministry ahead of its united operations as a merged entity along with the Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank from April 1.

In February, the government approved Rs 48,239-crore recap bonds in 12 PSBs.

The latest recap bonds broadly fall into four categories: a) equipping better-performing PCA (prompt cor


Friday, March 22, 2019Garuda Indonesia axes Boeing 737 Max 8 order

Jakarta, March 22 (IANS) Garuda Indonesia, the country's flag carrier, announced on Friday that it was cancelling an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two planes of the same model crashed in a span of five months.

"Our passengers have lost confidence to fly with the Max 8," Garuda spokesperson Ikhsan Rosan told CNN.

The Indonesian carrier ordered 50 of the planes in 2014 fo


Friday, March 22, 2019Change Facebook password, turn on 2FA now: Experts

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) After a report revealed around 200-600 million Facebook users may have had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by over 20,000 Facebook employees, cybersecurity experts are urging users to change their passwords and turn on the two-factor authentication (2FA).

So far the inquiry has uncovered archives with plain text user passwords dating back


Friday, March 22, 2019March GST collection may touch Rs 1 lakh crore

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) With nine more days to go, the GST collection trends look good and could slightly exceed Rs 1 lakh crore, informed sources said.

GST collections dropped to Rs 97,247 crore in February from Rs 1.02 lakh crore in January 2019.

The total Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in the current fiscal till February is Rs 10.70 lakh crore.

The government has lowered t


Friday, March 22, 2019Russian hackers trying to disrupt EU polls: Report

San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Russian hackers are targeting European government systems ahead of the EU parliament election in May, according to cybersecurity company FireEye.

In their attempt to gather government information, two state-sponsored hacking groups - APT28, also known as Fancy Bear, and Sandworm -- have been sending out phishing emails to officials, Engadget reported on Thursday,


Friday, March 22, 2019Car deliveries priority for Tesla: Elon Musk

San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk is prioritizing on meeting its first quarter goal of car deliveries before March 31.

Before the end of the quarter, Tesla needs to deliver 30,000 more cars to meet its internal goals, media reported.

Under the subject line "Vehicle Delivery Help Needed!", Musk reached out to his employees via an email sent on Thursday afternoon.

"Musk s


Friday, March 22, 2019WhatsApp Business app now available on iOS

San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp Business, a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses, is now available for iOS users.

Announced back in September 2017 and launched for Android in January 2018, the beta version of the app for iOS was introduced in February.

The company has not officially announced the rolling out of its Business ap


Friday, March 22, 2019TDP candidate comes in ambulance to file nomination

Amaravati, March 22 (IANS) A candidate of Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), who was injured in a scuffle last week, came in an ambulance to file his nomination papers on Friday.

Thikka Reddy, TDP candidate from Mantralayam Assembly constituency in Kurnool district, reached the office of the Returning Officer in an ambulance. He was taken inside the building on a stretcher to en


Friday, March 22, 2019Samajwadi Party replaces Ghaziabad LS candidate

Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) A day after the BJP announced the candidature of Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh from Ghaziabad, the Samajwadi Party on Friday replaced its previously announced candidate Surendra Kumar 'Munni' with Suresh Bansal.

The party took to Twitter to share the news of changing it's candidate for the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat.

In a statement, the party said:


Friday, March 22, 2019Sterling Biotech case: Hitesh Patel held in Albania

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Fugitive businessman Hitesh Narender Bhai Patel, an accused in the Rs 8,100 crore alleged bank loan fraud by the Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech group, has been detained in Albania and is expected to be extradited to India soon, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Friday.

Patel, wanted by the ED, was detained by law enforcement officials of Albania in the capital


Friday, March 22, 2019Jagan files nomination from Pulivendula

Amaravati, March 22 (IANS) YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday filed nomination from Pulivendula constituency for next month's elections to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly.

Accompanied by party leaders, the Leader of Opposition filed his papers before the Returning Officer in Pulivendula town in Kadapa district.

Before submitting his nomination papers, Jagan attended an all


Friday, March 22, 2019Grand Alliance announces seat sharing in Bihar

Patna, March 22 (IANS) The Grand Alliance on Friday announced a seat sharing pact in Bihar under which the RJD will contest 20 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats and the Congress 9 while smaller parties will be in contention in the remaining constituencies.

The announcement was made at a press conference here.

According to the agreement, the RLSP will put up candidates in 5 seats, HAM and VIP in 3


Friday, March 22, 2019HC seeks EaseMyTrip response on MakeMyTrip plea

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked EaseMyTrip (EMT) to file a response to a MakeMyTrip (MMT) plea alleging that EaseMyTrip has bought ad-word from Google for a keyword 'makemytrip' on its search engine.

Justice Manmohan sought a response from EaseMyTrip. EMT has been accused of trademark violation.

MMT has accused EaseMyTrip of bidding for "makemytrip" ad-word with Go


Friday, March 22, 2019JeM terrorist Sajjad Khan remanded to NIA custody

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday send Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Sajjad Khan, arrested near Red Fort earlier, to NIA custody till March 29.

Khan is believed to be a close associate of the Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmed Khan.

During the in-chamber proceedings Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Syal allowed the anti-terror agency to quiz him in the case.



Friday, March 22, 2019BJP drops two union ministers in first LS list

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has denied tickets to two Union Ministers Krishna Raj and Vishnu Deo Sai in the first list it has released of 184 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Krishna Raj, who had won the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, has been replaced by Arun Sagar a


Friday, March 22, 2019Congress and BJP are one and the same: Vijayan

Kannur (Kerala), March 22 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP are one and the same and follow the same policies, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Friday.

Vijayan said this while speaking on the 42nd death anniversary of legendary Communist leader A.K. Gopalan, who was the first Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha.

"People voted for the BJP-led NDA government in 2014 after b


Friday, March 22, 2019Karnataka Minister Shivalli dies of cardiac arrest

Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) Karnataka's Municipal Administration Minister and Congress leader C.S. Shivalli passed away on Friday at a hospital in Hubballi due to cardiac arrest, a doctor said. He was 57.

"He was brought to the hospital on Friday and passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest," a doctor at the private hospital said.

Shivalli represented the Kundgol constituency in Dharwad d


Friday, March 22, 2019Two Army jawans injured as Pak troops violate ceasefire along LoC in J-K

Jammu, Mar 22: Two Army jawans were injured as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing on forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Rajouri and Jammu districts, officials said Friday.

Pakistani troops continued night-long mortar shelling and firing in Pallanwala, Sunderbani and Nowshera sectors, they said.

The two Army jawans, who were injured in Pallanwala sec


Friday, March 22, 2019Car recovered, one arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 22: Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have arrested a person and recovered a car stolen on February 14 in Srinagar, a police spokesman said here on Friday afternoon.

He said Police Station Nigeen received a written complaint from one Imtiyaz Hussain Bhat, resident of Saidakadal Srinagar that his car, which he had parked near Hazratbal shrine on February 14, 2019, was stolen.


Friday, March 22, 2019Applicants in J&K to soon get passports within 2 weeks: RPO Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 22: Asserting that very soon the people will get their passports within two weeks of applying in Jammu and Kashmir, Regional Passport Officer (RPO), Srinagar, B B Nagar said that the entire police verification process for new applications will be done online in the next three to four months.

Meanwhile, Mr Nagar said that the Regional Passport Office, Srinagar had issued 85,107 pa


Friday, March 22, 2019Hurriyat leader Geelani booked under FEMA

New Delhi, March 22: Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani, who advocates Jammu and Kashmir's merger with Pakistan, has been booked under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), the Enforcement Directorate said on Friday.

Geelani had been fined Rs 14.40 lakh following the confiscation of unaccounted foreign currency from his premises in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, ED Director San


Friday, March 22, 2019Drug peddler nabbed with heroin in Ramban

Jammu, Mar 22: The City police on Friday arrested a drug peddler with heroin in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Acting on a specific information, a special naka (checkpoint) was laid this morning at T chowk in Banihal," police sources here said.

During checking, a youth was intercepted and frisked, during which the 10g contraband, concealed in his handbag, was recovered.

The drug


Friday, March 22, 2019Educational institutions to remain closed in Sopore, parts of Bandipora

Srinagar, Mar 22: Educational institutions were closed on Friday in apple township of Sopore and parts of Bandipora, where security forces were conducting Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) since Thursday.

The local administration in Sopore have ordered closure of all government and private educational institutions today as a precautionary measure.

Security forces are conducting CASO at War


Friday, March 22, 2019Seven killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfights

Srinagar, March 22: Six militants and a 12-year-old boy were killed on Friday in three separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Two militants and a the boy, who was taken hostage, were killed in an encounter in Bandipora district's Mir Mohalla area.

"One Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander is among the two militant victims," the police said.

In Shopian district's Imam Sahib are


Friday, March 22, 20193 militants killed,7 security men hurt in J&K gunfights

Srinagar, March 21: Three militants were killed while seven security men and three civilians injured in three different battles between security forces and militants in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said.

While the first gunfight erupted in Sopore town, two gun battles were reported later from Bandipora and Baramulla districts.

Police sources said firing exchanges between the security for


Friday, March 22, 2019Kashmir’s cricket bat units need official turf to grow as industry: Advisor Ganai

Lauds unit-holders for making it viable entrepreneurial venture

SRINAGAR, MARCH 21- Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai said that Kashmir’s cricket bat units were proving to be sustainable entrepreneurial ventures—providing employment opportunities to thousands of youth.

Speaking to the delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Bat Manufacturers Association led by Abdul Rashid Dar from south Kashmir, Ganai said that one of the oldest bat sectors needs


Friday, March 22, 2019Awareness drive 'Matdaan Mahautsav' organised at Jammu

JAMMU: District Election Officer Jammu organized an awareness drive "Matdaan Mahautsav" on this day of Holi under SVEEP by here at Dusshera Ground Gandhi Nagar.

The drive was aimed at creating awareness among the masses to come out in large numbers for voting on the day of elections.

The officials also gave a demonstration of functioning of the EVM.

Meanwhile, Dogri singers, folk d


Friday, March 22, 2019Dr Shahid Iqbal inspects major projects in Srinagar City

Srinagar: District Development Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, conducted an extensive review and inspection of major developmental projects in city and outlines priorities for key infrastructure requirements for early initiation of projects.

ADC KK Sidha, JD Planning Yaseen Lone, officers from Tourism, Irrigation, Flood Control, Power and Revenue departments accompanied him on the occ


Friday, March 22, 2019PDP core group meeting today, to finalise its candidates for LS polls

Srinagar, Mar 22: The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) core group, headed by former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, will meet today to discuss and finalise the names of its candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sources said Mehbooba Mufti met senior party leaders in Jammu as well as Kashmir before finalising the names of the candidates. “The core group meeting is likely t


Friday, March 22, 2019Congress separating terror from Pakistan: BJP

New Delhi, March 22: The BJP on Friday accused the Congress of attempting to "separate terror from Pakistan" and said that while on one hand it blamed the Narendra Modi government for the air strikes in Pakistan, on the other, it was handing out a clean chit to Islamabad.

"Shame on Congress. Top Congress leader and Rahul Gandhi's chief advisor Sam Pitroda, on one hand, handing out clean chit t


Friday, March 22, 2019Pulwama attack was 'conspiracy' to fetch votes: SP leader

Etawah: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav alleged that the Pulwama terror attack was a "conspiracy" to garner votes, drawing sharp criticism from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Yadav, a general secretary in the Samajwadi Party (SP), also said once there is a change at the Centre, investigations will be conducted into the incident and claimed that prominent people will


Friday, March 22, 2019Mirwaiz Umer Farooq placed under house arrest

Srinagar, March 22: Jammu and Kashmir authorities have place senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest here on Friday.

The development comes ahead of post-Friday prayers protests called by separatists against the custodial death of Rizwan Asad Pandit, a 28-year-old private school teacher, on Monday.

On Thursday, National Conference leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar, Nasir Sog


Friday, March 22, 2019Union Minister Jitendra Singh to file nomination on Friday from J-K's Udhampur

New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh will file his nomination papers Friday from Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur constituency.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is likely to accompany him to file the nomination papers, a senior leader said Thursday.

The name of Singh, who holds multiple portfolios in Narendra Modi's government including Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, was ann


Friday, March 22, 2019India boycotts Pak Day event as JK separatists invited

New Delhi, Mar 22: The government Friday decided to boycott the Pakistan National Day event to be held at its high commission here as Kashmiri separatist leaders were also invited, an official said.

Indian government officials will stay away from the reception scheduled on the eve of Pakistan National Day, which is celebrated on March 23, the official said.

"The government of India has deci


Friday, March 22, 2019IUST postpones all semester exams on Friday

Srinagar, Mar 22: The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) has postponed all semester examinations, scheduled to be held on Friday.

The IUST had postponed semester examinations on March 19, when a local school principal Rizwan Asad Pandit died in custody of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, Aircargo camp in Srinagar.

Rizwan was principal at the Sabir


Friday, March 22, 2019Two militants killed in Baramulla; operation continues

Baramulla, Mar 22: Two militants were killed by security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which was launched on Thursday in Kreeri area of this north Kashmir district, a police spokesman said on Friday.

The operation is still going on and people are advised not to venture out in the area, he said.

Meanwhile, mobile internet in the area has been snapped as a precautionary


Friday, March 22, 2019Two gunfights underway in J&K's Sopore, Shopian

Srinagar, March 22: Two gunfights were underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore and Shopian districts on Friday between militants and security forces, police said.

In Sopore, firing exchanges took place in Warpora area, the same site of an encounter on Thursday where two policemen were injured.

The police said that there were no reports of any militant casualties in this gun battle so far.


Thursday, March 21, 2019Scientists develop robotic swarm for medical use

New York, March 21 : Chinese scientists have developed a robotic system inspired by a colony of ants that can collectively achieve complex tasks like gathering large prey.

The study, published in the journal Science Robotics, described the nanorobots fleet that has demonstrated the potential for in-body diagnosis and treatment at the cellular or even molecular level.

A single robot is two m


Thursday, March 21, 2019Facebook brings quoted message replies to Messenger

San Francisco, March 21: To help people not lose the threads of conversations on Messenger, Facebook has introduced the quoted message reply feature on its messaging platform, the media reported.

The feature works just like it does on WhatsApp. So with the rollout of the feature, the 1.3 billion users of Messenger would be able to quote a message to which they want to send a reply, VentureBeat


Thursday, March 21, 2019Saudia told to compensate passenger for flight delay

Jeddah, March 21 : A court has ordered Saudi Arabian Airlines or Saudia to compensate a passenger and his family with about $16,430 because their flight from Jeddah to New York was delayed by 21 hours.

The Court of Appeals in Riyadh upheld a ruling issued by the Administrative Court and said that the airline had also changed the seat numbers of the passengers on the return flight, the Saudi Ga


Thursday, March 21, 2019Bengal leaders participate in riot of colours

Kolkata, March 21 :It was a riot of colours for different political leaders and a great opportunity to reach out to the people ahead of the Lok Sabha polls on Thursday as West Bengal celebrated Holi -- or "Dol Jatra" as it is called in this part of the country.
Political faces celebrated the day with traditional fervour through songs, dances, and prayers.
If Trinamool Congress' Birbhum candidat


Thursday, March 21, 2019Festival of colours celebrated with religious ardour, Prez, Vice Prez, PM greet people on occasion

New Delhi, Mar 21 : Holi, the festival of colours is being celebrated with religious fervor and enthusiasm across the length and breadth of the country on Thursday.
On the occasion of the Holi festival, which signifies the onset of spring and marks the end of winter, people with smeared faces and caught in a festive mood, thronged various places since morning, applying colours at each other and


Thursday, March 21, 2019Sports personalities wish people on Holi

New Delhi, Mar 21 : The Indian sports fraternity extended their wishes on the occasion of Holi.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter to wish the people.
"Happy Holi to everyone! Let’s celebrate the vibrant hues, the beautiful relationships and the joyous laughter. Here’s a glimpse of my Holi with some of my friends at @MuveAcoustics Holi2019 MuveAcoustics MajorFrenzyFeels," t


Thursday, March 21, 2019Aishwarya Pissay set for Portuguese round of FIM Bajas World Cup

Bengaluru, Mar 21 : India’s Aishwarya Pissay will resume her campaign in the FIM Bajas World Cup, here tomorrow when the Baja do Pinhal gets underway with a ceremonial start followed by a Prologue run of 9.57 Kms.
Information reaching here, Pissay, looking ahead to the Portuguese Baja which also doubles up as the second round of the World Cup.
The 23-year old Aishwarya said: "The Portugal rally


Thursday, March 21, 2019Rajnath, Kejriwal, Mamata not celebrated Holi

New Delhi, Mar 21 “ In the wake of the Pulwama attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF men, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee and MoS External Affairs VK Singh did not celebrate the festival of colours on Thursday as a mark of respect to the martyrs.
However, the Union Home Minister did extend Holi greetings to the people of


Thursday, March 21, 2019Not contesting election nor campaigning for any political party: Salman

New Delhi, Mar 21 : Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan on Thursday said he is not contesting Lok Sabha election.
In a post on social media, Salman said, ''Contrary to the rumors I am not contesting elections nor campaigning for any political party.''
The tweet came after reports that Madhya Pradesh Congress has been trying to rope in Salman Khan to campaign for them in Indore.
Earlier on Thursda


Thursday, March 21, 2019Curfew-like restrictions lifted from SeK, downtown Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 21: Curfew-like restrictions imposed in Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and downtown Srinagar following a day-long strike called by separatists against the custodial death of a principal of a local private school were lifted on Thursday.

A police official told TNN that restrictions imposed in any part of Srinagar city on Wednesday have been lifted. "Security forces deployed in strength acros


Thursday, March 21, 2019New govt at centre will probe into Pulwama conspiracy, says Ram Gopal Yadav

Etawah, Mar 21: Samajwadi Party (SP) general Secretary Prof Ram Gopal Yadav on Thursday created a new controversy on Holi when he termed the Pulwama attack as a conspiracy and said that a new government at the Centre will probe into it and big people will get punished.
Prof Yadav, who was in Saifai, his native place to celebrate Holi, said that the security personnel is saddened on the role of t


Thursday, March 21, 2019Yogi tops in Google Trend of the country

Lucknow, Mar 21: After achieving a record in holding Kumbh at Prayagraj and implementing the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana, now Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has topped in Google Trends by defeating all other CMs of the country.

The day Yogi Adityanath completed two years of his rule in UP on March 19, he achieved the distinction to the top in the Google Trend by surpassing all the


Thursday, March 21, 2019Nearly 30 killed, 23 injured as serial blast hits Kabul

Kabul, Mar 21: At least thirty people have been killed and 23 others injured in a series of blasts that hit the New Year celebrations near a shrine in the Western side of Kabul on Thursday, local media reported.
The type of explosions has not been ascertained so far but eyewitnesses had earlier said at least three mortar rounds have landed in the vicinity of Karte Sakhi area.
Afghan Public Hea


Thursday, March 21, 2019Happy Holi 2019: Google Celebrates Holi With Colourful Doodle

NEW DELHI/21/19: Google on Thursday marked the festival of Holi with a colorful doodle showcasing festivities and splashing of colors.
Also known as the festival of colors, Holi marks the end of winter and beginning of spring season. While it is predominantly celebrated in India and Nepal, the festival, these days, is widely celebrated in other Asian and Western countries owing to the presence o


Thursday, March 21, 2019One-way traffic resumes on Kashmir highway; Leh, Mughal roads remain shut

Srinagar, Mar 21: One-way traffic was resumed on the national highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with rest of the country and traffic will ply from Jammu to Srinagar for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

Meanwhile, fresh snowfall was received on the Srinagar-Leh national highway and historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch


Thursday, March 21, 2019Security forces launch CASO in Sopore

Baramulla, Mar 21: Security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Sopore in north Kashmir district in the wee hours of Thursday, official sources said.
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation at Warpora and Sopore in Baramulla in the


Wednesday, March 20, 2019JK Bank regularizes 526 casually engaged subordinate staff

Candidates express gratitude to the Bank’s Board for gifting dignity on Nauroz/Holi

Srinagar, Mar 20: Jammu and Kashmir Bank today regularized the services of 526 casually engaged workersunder Bank’s scheme for casually engaged workers approved by the Board of the Bank.
J&k Bank Chairman & CEO Parvez Ahmed congratulated the casually engaged subordinate staff earlier working on meager wages on temporary basis for past so many years and living a life of distress.
He termed the


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Power shutdown

JAMMU, MARCH 20: According to Chief Engineer Electrical Maintenance and Rural Electrification wing Jammu, to execute work for replacement of old/obsolete 11 KV VCB Panel at receiving station Gurah, the power supply from 1x6.3 MVA 33/11 KV Gurah shall remain affected on March 22.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Gurah, Utterbehni, Thalori and its adjoining areas will remain affected on Ma


Wednesday, March 20, 2019AH Deptt organizes series of FMD awareness camps in Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, MARCH 19: The Department of Animal Husbandry organized a series of awareness camps under Foot and Mouth Disease Control Programme (FMD-CP) here.
The camps were held at Chanderbani, Kuntwara, Karthie, Padder, Padyarna, Nagseni, Mughalmaidan, Bandarna, Chingam, and Chhatroo areas of the district.
During the camps, the Officers of the Department disseminated information to the farmers ab


Wednesday, March 20, 2019EVM, VVPAT awareness campaign gains momentum in Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, MARCH 20: The awareness campaign launched by Kishtwar district administration to sensitize voters about the functioning of Electronic voting machines (EVM) along with Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPT) is gaining momentum in the district.
The programme is being carried out on the instructions and directions of District Election Officer, Angrez Singh Rana, while as Nodal Officer


Wednesday, March 20, 2019DC Reasi launches SVEEP signature campaign

REASI, MARCH 20: To improve voting percentage and ensure that all eligible voters exercise their franchise, the district administration Reasi Wednesday launched a signature campaign to enlist the commitment of the voters.
The initiative was launched as part of the Election Commission’s Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation programme.
The campaign began with signatures of Deput


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Free dental checkup camp held at Samba

SAMBA, MARCH 20: A free dental checkup-cum-awareness camp was organized here today to observe World Oral Health Day.
Medical Block Hiranagar under the overall guidance of Block Medical Officer Dr Vijay Kumar Bali organized the camp in which Dr Guru Prasad Sharma, Dr Neeraj Gupta, Dr Shaveta and Dental Technician Sushant Sharma screened scores of people.
On the occasion, doctors advised people,


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Advisor Kumar visits Govt Ayurvedic Hospital, inspects facilities

Interacts with students pursuing Medical Degree in Ayurvedics

JAMMU, MARCH 20: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today inspected the facilities available for the patients here at Government Ayurvedic Hospital.
Principal Secretary Heath Atal Dulloo, Principal GMC Dr Sunanda Raina, Director ISM Dr. Phuntsog Angchuk, Medical Superintendent Dr Taran Singh, faculty and senior doctors were present on the occasion.
Medical Superintendent Dr Taran Singh briefe


Wednesday, March 20, 2019No ‘Holi’ celebrations at Raj Bhavan this Year: Governor

Jammu, March 20: A Raj Bhavan Spokesperson has informed that as a mark of respect towards the CRPF personnel who attained martyrdom in a suicide attack at Pulwama on 14th February 2019, Governor Satya Pal Malik has decided that there will be no official celebrations related to the ‘Holi’ festival at Raj Bhavan.

Governor has conveyed that he too would go without the Holi celebrations this year


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Curfew-like restrictions in SeK, Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 20: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed on Wednesday morning as a precautionary measure in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) Srinagar following a strike called by separatists against the death of a private school principal in police custody on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the government on Tuesday evening ordered a magisterial inquiry into the custodial death of Rizwan Asad Pandit.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Air Commodre A S Pathania takes over as new AOC of Jammu Air Force Station

Jammu, Mar 20: Air Commodore Ajay Singh Pathania on Wednesday took over the command of Air Force Station Jammu as the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) from Air Commodore SK Mishra.

On this occasion, an impressive ceremonial parade by the Air Warriors was held at Air Force Station Jammu.

Air Commodre A S Pathania was commissioned in the IAF in 1986.
An experienced Flying Instructor and a grad


Wednesday, March 20, 2019It's official now, NC, Congress to alliance in Lok Sabha Polls in J&K

Jammu, Mar 20: The National Conference and the Congress finally ink pact alliance for the Lok Sabha elections scheduled to begin from April 11.

The two parties alliance was announced by the National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah here on Wednesday while speaking to reporters after finalising it in a meeting with Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad and In-charge J&K Affairs Ambika S


Wednesday, March 20, 2019High speed internet services suspended in parts of Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 20: Following the alleged custodial death of an Awantipora teacher, authorities on Wednesday suspended high speed internet in various parts of Kashmir.

High speed internet 3G, 4G has been barred in Srinagar and Budgam districts of Kashmir on Tuesday, soon after the news of the death of a teacher spread, clashes were witnessed in Awantipora and internet services were also suspende


Wednesday, March 20, 2019LS polls: NC-Cong likely to announce alliance soon

Jammu, Mar 20: The National Conference and the Congress are likely to announce their 'alliance' for the Lok Sabha polls, scheduled to be held in seven phases, starting from April 11.

As per sources, NC president Farooq Abdullah will meet Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and All India Congress Committee General Secretary Ambika Soni here on Wednesday, to take a final ca


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Mehbooba prays for peace on this Nauroz, Holi

Srinagar, March 20: Former Chief Minister and President People’s Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday felicitated people on the occasion of Nauroz and Holi.

In her message of felicitation, Mehbooba observed that the festivals of Nauroz and Holi have both religious as well as the cultural significance. Noting that this important day is also observed as world arbour day, she emphasized t


Wednesday, March 20, 2019CUJ teacher bags Rs 31 lakh project to raise consumer awareness in J&K

Jammu, March 20: For 31-year old Gowhar Rasool, a teacher in the School of Business Administration in Central University Jammu (CUJ), it is a dream project he has been conceptualizing for over two years now.

The Rs 31 lakh research project from the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, titled "Field Mapping and Capacity Building of Stakeholders for Consumer Welfare & Protection" is the the firs


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Protest shutdown hampers life in Valley

Srinagar, March 20: Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Wednesday following a shutdown called by separatists to protest against the death of a youth in police custody on Monday.

Rizwan Asad Pandit, 28, died in police custody in Srinagar, three days after he was arrested from south Kashmir's Awantipora town.

The custodial death of the youth, who worked as a teacher in a


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Undertrial flees from Sgr court

SRINAGAR: An undertrial overground worker of militants, accused in a militancy related case, managed to escape from police custody when he was brought to the district court complex here.

Police said Ishfaq Ahmad Rah was brought to a Srinagar court from a sub-jail in Mattan town of Anantnag district for judicial remand.

“Rah gave cops the slip while he was being presented before the court at


Wednesday, March 20, 2019NC locks Cong out of Kashmir

JAMMU: Eliminating the already slim chances of conceding any of the three Valley seats to the Congress in the highly-speculated pre-poll alliance, the National Conference (NC) on Tuesday announced former Jammu and Kashmir High Court judge Justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi as its candidates from the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency.

With party president Farooq Abdullah contesting from the Srinagar-


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Notification issued for Srinagar, Udhampur LS seats

JAMMU: The Election Commission of India on Tuesday issued notification for General Elections for two Parliamentary Constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, besides 95 constituencies spread across 12 states where phase two of the Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 18.

With this, the poll process has been kick started in Udhampur-Doda and Srinagar Parliamentary Constituencies.

As per the


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Info blackout in J&K as DC Kupwara, DIPR employees come face to face

SRINAGAR: Amidst the election season, suspension and attachment of an assistant information officer by Deputy Commissioner Kupwara resulted into information blackout as all the offices of state Information department across Jammu and Kashmir were locked out while employees demanded the revocation of the suspension of their colleague.

Bashir Ahmad Sofi, assistant information officer, posted in


Wednesday, March 20, 2019India has not, and will not forget Pulwama terror attack: NSA Doval

JAMMU: India has neither forgotten nor will forget the Pulwama terror attack and the country's leadership is "capable and courageous" to mete out effective responses to such acts, NSA Ajit Doval said Tuesday.

Speaking for the first time about the attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed on February 14 in Pulwama, the national security advisor (NSA) asked the paramilitary force to "constan


Wednesday, March 20, 2019ED attaches 13 assets in Valley

Terror Funding

SRINAGAR: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Tuesday attached over a dozen assets in Jammu and Kashmir in a terror financing case against Pakistan-based terrorist and chief of the globally banned Hizbul Mujahideen, Syed Salahuddin.

The central probe agency issued a provisional order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to attach 13 properties, worth Rs 1.22 crore, in the state.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Teacher held in terror case dies in custody

SRINAGAR: A 28-year-old man from Pulwama district died in police custody in Srinagar, triggering a spontaneous shutdown and street clashes in Awantipora town.

While government ordered magisterial inquiry into the custodial death, political parties have condemned the incident and pitched for a fair investigation and exemplary punishment.

Rizwan Pandit, 28, a resident of Awantipora, died dur


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Irfan from Shopian gets Shaurya Chakra

JAMMU: In one of the rare and proud occasions, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday awarded Shaurya Chakra to 16-year-old Irfan Ramzan Sheikh for fighting militants who attacked his residence in Shopian district.

Shaurya Chakra is usually awarded to armed forces and para-military personnel for "gallantry otherwise in the face of the enemy".

During the intervening night of October 16-17 of 2


Wednesday, March 20, 2019LoC day 3: Pak firing continues

JAMMU: The Pakistan Army violated ceasefire for the third consecutive day by shelling forward areas and posts along the LoC with mortar bombs in Akhnoor and Sunderbani sectors Tuesday.

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the Line of Control (LoC) this year.

"There was continuous ceasefire violation as the Pakistani troops resorted to heavy firing and mortar shellin


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Parties eye vital support from panchs, sarpanches

JAMMU: With less than a month remaining for the 2019 Parliamentary elections to begin, the national parties, BJP and the Congress have started chalking out their strategy to win over the support of panchs and sarpanchs of the state which may prove to be vital in the elections keeping view their numbers.

Reliable sources in both BJP and Congress said that they are chalking out their election


Wednesday, March 20, 2019NAC visits Siachen

SRINAGAR: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding – in – Chief, Northern Command on Tuesday visited forward posts in Siachen Glacier and reviewed operational preparedness being maintained in the sector.

A defence spokesman said that he was accompanied by Lt Gen YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding, Fire & Fury Corps.

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh interacted with troops deployed at the forwa


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Govt to shut down illegal private security agencies

JAMMU: Citing serious threat to the security of the state, Jammu and Kashmir government is shutting down the illegal private security agencies.

Official sources said that the scores of private security agencies, which are operating in the state without any permission or license from authorities, would be closed immediately.

“The government will take stern action against illegal private se


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Justice Ghose appointed India's first Lokpal

NEW DELHI: Retired Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been appointed as India's first Lokpal, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said on Tuesday.

Justice (retd) Ghose will head the panel that comprises Justices Dilip B. Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari and Ajay Kumar Tripathi.

Besides, the panel would have Dinesh Kumar Jain, Archana Ramasundaram, Mahender Singh and In


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Nine KAS reshuffled

JAMMU: Nine KAS officers were transferred on Tuesday in the interest of administration following a concurrence of Election Commission of India conveyed by the CEO J&K.

According to an order issued here, Tasaduq Jeelani (KAS), awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department (GAD), has been posted as Managing Director, J&K Housing Board.

Rakesh Kumar Srangal (KAS), Dire


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Governor extends ‘Holi’ greetings

Jammu, March 20: Governor Satya Pal Malik has greeted people on ‘Holi’, a Spring festival of colours and witness to agricultural fields filled with crops promising a good harvest to the farmers.

In his message of felicitations, Governor observed that the celebration of festivals, a valuable part of our rich cultural heritage, strengthens the bonds of brotherhood and amity. He expressed the h


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Governor greets people on Nauroz

Jammu, March 20: Governor Satya Pal Malik has conveyed his greetings on the auspicious occasion of Nauroz, which is also observed as ‘World Arbour Day’.

In his message of felicitations, Governor has observed that this festival has important cultural and religious significance and appealed to one and all to join hands in planting trees for saving our rapidly deteriorating environment.



Wednesday, March 20, 2019Youth injured in Pak firing in Uri sector succumbs

Baramulla, Mar 20: A 32-year-old youth, who was critically injured in Pakistan firing at Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector on March 10, died in hospital on Wednesday, official sources said.

They said Reyaz Ahmad Khatana and three others were injured at Kamalkote, Uri when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing and shelling, targeting forward Indian posts and civi


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Things happening as per script, Balakot airstrikes are ‘election stunt’: Mehbooba

Jammu, Mar 19: Asserting that things are happening as per the script, former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti termed Balakot airstrikes as ‘election stunt’.

“Things are happening as per script and there will be a change only after election,” said Ms Mufti while speaking to a select media here this evening.

She added that genuine issues have been tak


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Train service suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 20: Train service was on Wednesday suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike in protest against the alleged custodial death of a principal of a local private school in Awantipora in Pulwama on Tuesday.

We have suspended all train runs in the Kashmir valley today after receiving an advisory from divisional administrat


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Fresh landslides block Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu, March 20: Fresh landslides in Ramban district on Wednesday blocked the Jammu-Srinagar highway, the traffic department said.

The fresh landslides and shooting stones in Panthal forced traffic on the highway to be stopped, traffic officials said.

"Clearance operation is going on. Travelers are advised not to undertake journey before contacting our control rooms in Jammu and Srinagar,"


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Biggest casualty of Dynastic politics is institutions, says PM

New Delhi, Mar 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lashed out at the dynastic politics and said that the 'biggest casualty' of the same are institutions.
"From the press to Parliament. From soldiers to free speech. From the Constitution to the courts.
Nothing is spared," he tweeted sharing the link of his blog.
In the blog piece published in website, Mr Modi wrot


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Kashmir highway closed; Leh, Mughal road remain shut

Srinagar, Mar 20 :Traffic on the national highway, the only road linking Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was suspended on Wednesday, due to fresh landslides and shootings, triggered by heavy rains during the night.
Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Leh national highway and the historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, remaine


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Spanish coach Enrique makes one change in squad

Madrid, March 19 (IANS) Spain's coach Luis Enrique has made one change in the squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Norway and Malta.

Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz pulled out due to fever after arriving at the training camp, reports Efe news. The fever had also kept him out of his side's win over Udinese at the weekend.

Enrique has replaced him with Atletico Madrid midfielder


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah in top category of BCCI contracts

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) National team skipper Virt Kohli, senior batsman Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been incuded in the top most category of the Board of Control for in India's (BCCI) list of central contracts.

Introduced for the first time last year, Kohli, Sharma, Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have made it to the 'A+' category in 2018. Kumar and Dhawa


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Japan's Olympic chief to step down

Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee said he will step down, two months after French authorities said they were investigating whether he sanctioned bribes to help Tokyo win the 2020 Olympic Games.

Tsunekazu Takeda, who has been JOC president since 2001, reiterated on Tuesday that he had done nothing wrong, following a meeting of the Committee at which he said


Tuesday, March 19, 20198-city IPL 2019 trophy tour begins, fans have fun

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) To bring fans closer to the Indian Premier League (IPL), broadcaster Star Sports has collaborated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to make the upcoming edition interesting for fans with an artificial intelligence-powered training installation that is being developed by Google.

During the tour, which started here on Sunday, the IPL trophy will tra


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Coach Jorge Costa gets extension at Mumbai City FC

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Mumbai City FC coach Jorge Costa has got an extension after guiding the team to the Indian Super League (ISL) semifinals. As of now, the Portuguese coach will nurture the side for one more season, with an eye on the ISL finals and eventually the title, a statement said.

The 46-year-old coach said he didn't have to think twice before putting pen to paper for the extensio


Tuesday, March 19, 2019India face Bangladesh in SAFF Women's meet semis

Biratnagar (Nepal), March 19 (IANS) The Indian team is all set to face Bangladesh in the semi-final of the SAFF Women's Championship at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium here on Wednesday.

Maymol Rocky's side heads into the encounter on the back of victories against Maldives (6-0) and Sri Lanka (5-0) in the group stages and the coach feels that her wards are focused on the job at hand.

"The girl


Tuesday, March 19, 2019AIFF advertise for senior, U-23 men's team coach

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has finally announced the vacancy of Head Coach for the India mens Senior and Under-23 Teams.

Coaches with experience as the first team coach of the senior national team with experience of coaching in the World Cup and continental championship qualifiers with a minimum experience of 10 to 15 years will be preferred, the AIFF w


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Rajasthan Royals launches cricket academy in UK

Jaipur, March 19 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday launched its first cricket academy in the UK.

The Star Cricket Academy based at Reed's School in Surrey joined hands with Rajasthan Royals to relaunch the facility as the 'Rajasthan Royals Academy', according to a statement.

It has a state-of-the-art cricket centre named the Jarrett Centre with an


Tuesday, March 19, 2019La Liga: Rayo Vallecano's coach Michel sacked

Madrid, March 19 (IANS) Spanish Liga Santander strugglers, Rayo Vallecano sacked coach Miguel Angel Sanchez 'Michel' following a 1-3 defeat away to Villarreal.

The defeat away to a direct rival in the battle to avoid relegation means Rayo have now lost their last seven matches and now sit second from bottom of the Liga Santander, six points from safety, reports Xinhua news agency.

"We thank


Tuesday, March 19, 2019RCOM stocks jump 10% after it pays dues to Ericsson

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Shares of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani-led Reliance Communication (RCOM) settled 10 per cent higher on Tuesday after it paid the due amount of Rs 580 crore to Ericsson on Monday.

Reliance Communication closed at Rs 4.40 per share, up 10 per cent from its previous close.

"The requisite payment of Rs 550 crore and interest thereon to Ericsson has been completed today in compl


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Limited pockets of value in Indian market: Report

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Indian stock market currently has limited pockets of value, with only a few corporate banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFC) along with most public sector undertaking (PSU) stocks offering meaningful value, a report said on Tuesday.

The report comes at a time when the overall sentiment is upbeat and key equity indices, Sensex and Nifty, are approaching


Tuesday, March 19, 2019US to begin accepting new H1-B visa petitions

Washington, March 19 (IANS) The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would start accepting new H1-B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2020 starting April 1, the media reported.

The employment start date for these visas would be October 1, the American Bazaar daily reported on Monday.

Like previous years, the regular visa cap limit for H-1B this year remains at 65,000.



Tuesday, March 19, 2019Poll panel meets representatives of Internet firms

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday met representatives of Internet companies, including Facebook and Twitter, to discuss issues related to the use of social media for campaigning in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls while the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is in force.

The meeting comes after the Centre for Accountability and Systemic Change (CASC) sent a notice to the poll


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Emergency meeting on Jet's aircraft grounding, future

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday directed senior officials to hold an emergency meeting on the grounding of flights by Jet Airways.

The Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation tweeted: "Directed Secretary, MoCA, to hold an emergency meeting on grounding of flights by Jet Airways, advance bookings, cancellation, refunds and safety i


Tuesday, March 19, 2019CPSE ETF new tranche aims to raise Rs 3,500 cr

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Government's last ditch efforts to somehow get closer to the Rs 80,000 crore disinvestment target in the current fiscal will see the fresh CPSE Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) opening for subscription on Tuesday to raise at least Rs 3,500 crore.

The fourth Further Fund Offer (FFO) will be open from March 19-22.

Manager of the FFO, Reliance Mutual Fund said the fifth tr


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Paris among most expensive cities, Chennai among cheapest

New York, March 19 (IANS) Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong are most expensive cities in the world while Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru are among the cheapest places to live, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.

The three top cities are tied at the top spot, CNN quoted the annual survey as saying. It evaluated the cost of over 150 items in 133 cities


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Jet has only 41 aircraft for flights: DGCA

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Aviation regular DGCA on Tuesday said that Jet Airways only has 41 aircraft in its fleet for operations and that there may be further attrition in the fleet size and flights ahead.

The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) made the disclosure after meeting Jet Airways' representatives here.

"DGCA reviewed the performance of Jet Airways on operational, airwo


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Choose GST rate for incomplete projects, builders told

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In a big relief to builders, the GST Council on Tuesday approved transition rules on new tax rates for residential property and offered an option to builders with under-construction buildings to shift to the new rates without input tax credit (ITC) or continue with the old rates with it.

Experts said this was a key demand for the realty industry as a lot of buildings


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Xiaomi India launches 7th plant, Redmi Go

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced a new manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, making it the company's seventh such plant in the country.

The handset maker also launched a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chip powered Redmi Go smartphone for Rs 4,499 in the country.

The manufacturing plant was launched in partnership with Flex Ltd.

"We are delig


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Fugitive don Dawood 'enters' Maharashtra poll debate

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Politics in Maharashtra in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections took another twist on Tuesday as Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh chief Prakash Ambedkar on Tuesday raked up the oft-repeated issue of fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's purported offer to surrender.

At a media briefing here, Ambedkar claimed that Dawood was willing to surrender in 1993, but the then Chie


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Vadra's custodial questioning may be needed: ED

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday told a Delhi court that Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, is not cooperating in the probe and the agency may require his custodial interrogation in a money laundering case.

Special Public Prosecutor D.P. Singh told Special Judge Arvind Kumar that despite being given various opportunities,


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Modi now 'Chowkidar', no more 'Chaiwala': Mayawati

Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) A day after BJP leaders prefixed 'Chowkidar' (watchman) to their Twitter handles, BSP leader Mayawati on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has changed his profile from 'Chaiwala' to 'Chowkidar' only to get votes in the Lok Sabha elections.

"Ignoring the philosophy of simple living and high thinking, a man (Modi) who lives a regal life had adver


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Mindtree 'united' to oppose L&T's hostile takeover bid

Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) Leading IT services firm Mindtree on Tuesday said the company's stakeholders, including investors and employees, were all "united" in opposing diversified conglomerate Larsen and Toubro Ltd's (L&T) bid to take it over.

"Our investors and employees stand united against this hostile takeover attempt by L&T, which is unprecedented in the Indian IT industry," the company


Tuesday, March 19, 2019President confers gallantry awards to armed forces

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred gallantry awards -- two Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras -- to the armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to the duty. Two Kirti Chakras and two Shaurya Chakras were given posthumously.

The President, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Pro-Modi slogans as Priyanka prays at UP temple

Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Pro-Modi slogans were raised by BJP supporters gathered outside a temple near here on Tuesday as Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi offered prayers.

As Gandhi got out of her car outside the Vindhyavasini Devi Temple, eight kilometres from here, hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers started shouting slogans hailing Prime Minister Nare


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Focus on Andhra: Prashant Kishor to CM Naidu

Patna, March 19 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) national Vice President Prashant Kishor on Tuesday slammed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for his prejudice against people of Bihar, and asked him to focus on his job at hand.

"Rather than using derogatory language that shows your prejudice and malice against Bihar, just focus on why people of AP should vote for you again," th


Tuesday, March 19, 2019EC gives nod to Rahul Gandhi's rally in Bengal

Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The West Bengal Congress on Tuesday got a nod from the Election Commission (EC) to organise a public rally by the party's all-India President Rahul Gandhi on March 23 in Malda district of the state, a Congress leader said.

Gandhi is set to address a public rally in Malda's Chanchal as part of the party's Lok Sabha election campaign in the state.

"The Chief Electoral


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Babul Supriyo records BJP's campaign song for Bengal

Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo sent a musical message to mark his party's rise in Bengal by releasing a video of the recording of the party's campaign song on Tuesday.

The song with peppy notes ushers the blooming of BJP's election symbol 'Lotus' in West Bengal.

The singer of the Bollywood film 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai' shared a glimpse of his recording on Twitter.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Increment only after students enrolled in Govt Schools, says Jammu CEO’s order

Jammu, Mar 19: Keeping in view the decreasing strength of students in the Government Schools, Chief Education Officer, Jammu Sat Pal Sharma on Tuesday issued an order directing the Zonal Education Officers, Headmasters and Principals to get more and more students enrolled in the schools to get their increments.
As per order issued here, said that as it is obvious in the present scenario that th


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Notification issued for 97 LS seats in Phase II

New Delhi, March 19: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notification for the second phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections, kicking off the process of filing of nominations for another 97 constituencies across 13 states and Union Territories.

Voting in the second phase will take place on April 18, said the notification, which comes a day after the poll panel notified the first


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Violence as man dies in police custody in Srinagar

Srinagar, March 19: A 28-year-old man belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district died in police custody in Srinagar, triggering a spontaneous shutdown and street clashes in Awantipora town.

As news reached Awantipora that Rizwan Asad Pandit, 28, a private school teacher, had died in police custody, clashes started between the security forces and stone-pelting youths.

All shops and o


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Drug peddler arrested, contraband recovered in Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 19: Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested a drug peddler and recovered huge quantity of contraband from him in the summer capital, Srinagar.

Official sources on Tuesday said that following specific information about transportation of drugs, a checkpoint was established at Dalal Mohalla, Maharaj Gunj in Srinagar on Monday.

“One person, identified as Jan Mohammed Wagay, was interce


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Increment only after students enrolled in Govt Schools, says Jammu CEO’s order

Jammu, Mar 19: Keeping in view the decreasing strength of students in the Government Schools, Chief Education Officer, Jammu Sat Pal Sharma on Tuesday issued an order directing the Zonal Education Officers, Headmasters and Principals to get more and more students enrolled in the schools to get their increments.

As per order issued here, said that as it is obvious in the present scenario that


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Pakistan continues firing unprovoked along LoC in Jammu, Rajouri, Poonch

Jammu, Mar 19: The Pakistani Army continued shelling forward posts along the Line of Control on the third consecutive day in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts of the state.

“There was continuous ceasefire violation as the Pakistani troops resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in Akhnoor sector in Jammu district on Tuesday,” as official here said.

He said that the Pakistan Army init


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Innocent men hauled for interrogation return home only in coffins now: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Mar 19: Expressing shock over the death of principal of a private school Rizwan Asad Pandit in alleged police custody, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti alleged that innocent men picked up from their homes for interrogation return home only in coffins now.

Lashing out at the Centre, Ms Mehbooba alleged that the Government of India’s (GoI’s) repressive approach is


Tuesday, March 19, 2019SF burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators at Awantipora

Srinagar, Mar 19: Security forces burst teargas shells and fired pellets to disperse demonstrators who were protesting at Awantipora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama against the death of a principal in alleged custody on Tuesday, official sources said.

Earlier, apprehending demonstrations, the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora suspended all semester examinatio


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Prez Kovind presents gallantry awards to armed forces

New Delhi, Mar 19: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred two Kirti Chakras and fifteen Shaurya Chakras to armed forces personnel at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here.

Two Kirti Chakras and two Shaurya Chakras were bestowed posthumously.

The President also conferred 13 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, two Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and 26 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals to senior officers of the Armed F


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Omar demands 'exemplary punishment' in J&K teacher's custodial death

Srinagar, Mar 19: National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday demanded a time-bound investigation into the custodial death of a school teacher in Jammu and Kashmir and exemplary punishment to those responsible for the death.

"I had hoped custodial deaths were a thing of our dark past. This is an unacceptable development & must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Woman jumps into river in Srinagar, rescued by passerby

Srinagar, Mar 19: Panic gripped the Safa Kadal area in the down town when a woman suddenly jumped into river Jehlum on Tuesday morning, official sources said.

They said a woman jumped into river Jehlum at Safa Kadal this morning allegedly to end her life.

However, some passerby immediately jumped into the river and rescued her.

She was later rushed to SMHS hospital, they said, adding t


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Private school principal, guest lecturer of IUST die in alleged custody

Srinagar, Mar 19: Principal of a private school Rizwan Asad Pandit, who was previously associated with Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) as guest lecturer, allegedly died in the custody of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police in the wee hours of Tuesday, official sources said.

Meanwhile, has also ordered a probe into the death of Rizwan, who was teaching


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Elderly crushed to death by train in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 19: A 60-year-old man was crushed to death by a train in Qazigund in south Kashmir on Tuesday, official sources said.

One Ghulam Nabi Bhat, a resident of Churat Qazigund, was run over by a train on Srinagar-Banihal track at Qazigund.

A case has been registered in this regard and investigation launched.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019NIA hints tight case against Mirwaiz, ors

JAMMU: Letterheads of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jammat-ud-Dawa, Hizbul Mujahideen and other terrorist organisations are among various "significant evidences" that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) says are enough to book top separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in its ongoing probe in the J&K terror funding case.

The NIA investigators have scrutinized these letterheads which were rec


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Is NC-Congress Deal Off?

Slight Possibility: Both sides wait for first break

JAMMU: A week-long talks held in twin capitals of state as well in New Delhi involving top most leaderships of the two parties seemingly failed to bear any fruit for the much-anticipated pre-polls alliance between National Conference and Congress, as the former today deciding to contest all the six Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir.

The decision came at the meeting of the parliamentary boar


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Notification for Phase-I issued

LS Polls

JAMMU: Setting in motion the high-voltage electoral battle where the BJP seeks to return to power amid opposition's efforts to present a united fight to unseat it, the Election Commission of India (ECI) today issued notification for General Elections to Baramulla and Jammu among 91 Parliamentary Constituencies spread over 20 states.

Polling would be held in these constituencies on April 11 und


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Officers backing early LA elections harassed: Omar

JeI ban thought-out match fixing between BJP, PDP

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah alleged on Monday that officers of Jammu and Kashmir favouring early Assembly elections were being harassed by a lobby of senior officers who oppose such a move.

The National Conference (NC) vice president also alleged that the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) was a "thought-out match fixing" between the BJP and the PDP as part of election "gimmickry"


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Panthers announce two more candidates

The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Monday announced two candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir region.

Jahangir Ahmed Khan will contest from Baramulla constituency and Abdul Rashid Ganie from Srinagar constituency, a party spokesman said.

The candidates were approved by the parliamentary board of JKNPP. The candidate for the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat will be a


Tuesday, March 19, 20191.82 L first time voters to exercise franchise in J&K


Jammu: Over 1.82 lakh first time voters will exercise their franchise and are likely to play key role in upcoming elections of six Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.

As per data, 1, 82, 182 people, who fall under the age group of 18-19 years, will caste vote for the first time in upcoming general election 2019.

“The majority of first time voters are college stud


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Jawan martyred, four hurt as Pak shells LoC

JAMMU: An Army jawan was killed and four others were injured when the Pakistan army violated ceasefire for a second day Monday, resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Rajouri district.

The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked firing about 05:30 hours targeting the LoC area in the Sunderbani Sector with mortar bombs and small arms, a defence spokesman said.

The Indian


Tuesday, March 19, 2019CCTV footage acquired, PHQ to file urgent memo in court

Alleged Mass Copying in SI recruitment

JAMMU: In the latest development in alleged mass copying at one of the examination centre set up for the recently held Sub Inspectors recruitment examination, the Police Headquarters is all set to file an urgent memo in the Court as it has claimed to have acquired the CCTV footage of the examination centre in question.

The statement on the part of the senior police officers in the PHQ came at the time when protests started erupting in Jammu raising fingers at the transparency during examinations.

“We have taken the CCTV footage of the very examination centre which is in question of mas


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Pak lady gets 5 years in jail

JAMMU: A Pakistani woman, wife of an alleged local militant, was today sentenced to five year imprisonment even as her husband and one of his accomplice was acquitted by the court after the prosecution failed to prove the offences against them.

Principal Sessions Judge Jammu Vinod Chatterji Koul today awarded 5 years imprisonment to one Faiza Begum wife of Sheraz Ahmed of Chancha, Mansira, Raw


Tuesday, March 19, 20194 yrs on, GMC&H-J’s H1N1 swine flu lab yet not ready

As cost escalates, project to complete by May’19

JAMMU: The high-profile H1N1 Swine Flu Laboratory, which was sanctioned for Government Medical College & Hospital Jammu in the year 2015, couldn’t see light of the day till today as with cost escalation due to missing of several deadlines and retendering, the work on this important project is yet not complete.

Highly placed sources informed The News Now that two H1N1 testing labs were approve


Tuesday, March 19, 2019After claiming 27 lives, Influenza scare weans off

A total of 27 persons, who were tested positive for Swine Flu infection, died since September last year when the winters approached the State, first in Kashmir valley.

Dr. S. M. Kadri, State Surveillance Officer, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir, informed The News Now that as many as 23 persons have died of Swine Flu in Valley so far, out which 21 reportedly died at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura while two at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital Srinagar, which is one of the Associated Hospitals of Government


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Extension of 77th, 103rd Const amendments challenged in HC

SRINAGAR: A petition was Monday filed in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court challenging the extension of 77th and 103rd amendments of the Indian Constitution to the state through a presidential order earlier this month.

The Centre had extended these two amendments to give effect to 10 per cent reservation in education and government jobs to economically weaker sections among the general category


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Increase vigil: DGP asks cops

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police (DGP) of Police, Dilbag Singh today reviewed security preparedness and ask cops to remain more vigilant ahead of Lok Sabha election in Jammu and Kashmir.

“With the announcement of schedule for the elections, responsibilities of all forces have increased. We have to focus on the security measures besides maintaining law and order,” Si


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Faesal’s party courts fresh row over name

SRINAGAR: Hours after its launch, Dr Shah Faesal’s new party has courted a new controversy, when a faction of the Hurriyat Conference claimed that the former IAS officer has copied its name.

Faesal on Sunday had launched his political outfit -- Jammu and Kashmir Peoples' Movement (JKPM) –months after resigning from the Service to protest the "unabated killings in Kashmir and marginalisation of


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Ind envoys harassed in Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over several incidents of alleged harassment of Indian High Commission officials in Islamabad between March 8 and 11, and demanded an immediate investigation into them, official sources said Monday.

The Indian High Commission issued a "note verbale" to Pakistan Foreign Ministry on March 13, giving a detailed account of the incidents in


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Moulvi Amin arrested in Pulwama

Srinagar, Mar 19: Moulvi Mohammad Amin was arrested in the wee hours of Tuesday in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said this morning.

They said police assisted by security forces raided the house of Moulvi Amin at Washbugh in Pulwama and arrested him.

Moulvi Amin is Khateeb (Imam) of Khankhahi Mir Sahib, Pulwama. However, no reason was given for his arrest, sources said


Tuesday, March 19, 2019J&K politicians indulge in 'freestyle wresting' (

Srinagar: Political temperatures have steadily risen in Jammu and Kashmir and rival parties are now engaged in a no-holds-barred battle to score brownie points against one another to win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah, while addressing a party gathering in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday, said: "I fee


Tuesday, March 19, 2019Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, March 19: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said on Tuesday.

"The Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Rajouri's Sunderbani sector and Jammu's Akhnoor sector on Monday night," Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told the media.


Monday, March 18, 2019J&K Bank inaugurates new premises in Beerwah Budgam

Srinagar, Mar 18: Reinventing customer-interaction platforms and service-spaces, J&K Bank on Monday threw open new state-of-the-art premises of its 47-year-old Business Unit Beerwah in Budgam district.
The Bank’s Executive President Abdul Rashid Sheigan inaugurated the new premises and an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in presence of Zonal Head Kashmir (Central-II) Syed Rais Maqbool, Cluster H


Monday, March 18, 2019Swami Vishwatmanand Saraswati delivers religious discourse at border village Jhallas, Poonch.

To serve the Humanity is the main religion:Swamiji.

Sahil Sharma

Poonch :Rajguru Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Shri Shri 1008 Shri Swami Vishwatmanand Saraswati ji Maharaj delivered a religious discourse at far flung and border village of Jhallas here today.Large number of devotees drawn from different parts of the village participated in the programme which was organised at local temple.

Earlier, Swamiji was given warm welcome by the locals o


Monday, March 18, 2019Congress leader addresses worker's convention at Teryath.

Installation of government degree college at teryath must be considered: Mr.Sharma.

Teryath:Installation of government degree college at teryath, Kalakote is an interminably pending behest of the people said National Coordinator, All India Congress Committee Vichar Vibhag and former Legislator, Ashok Kumar Sharma, while addressing a worker's convention regarding constitution of tehsil congress committee teryath at tehsil teryath, Kalakote.
Mr.Sharma while expressing serious c


Monday, March 18, 2019Lecture on "Budget 2019" organises at BGSBU.

Increasing the minimum taxable limit is a welcome step:Prof.Naseem.

Sahil Sharma.
A public lecture to review the 2019 Budget was organized by the school of Management Studies under eminent lecture series provided the platform for the academia to present its views and deliberate on national and key government policies.The purpose of the discussion was to contribute some possible solutions to key policies and issues that were raised in the budget.
The key not


Monday, March 18, 2019 Horticulture deptt organizes interactive session with fruit growers

SRINAGAR, MARCH 18: The Department of Horticulture today held an interactive session of fruit growers and Chief Horticulture Officers here at the Directorate office.
Scores of growers from across the valley participated in the session which was presided over by Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat.
String of issues related to growers under different schemes of the programme were dis


Monday, March 18, 2019DIC Budgam organizes Mehfil-i-Mushaira

BUDGAM, MARCH 18: District Information Centre (DIC), Budgam today organized a daylong Mehfil-i-Mushaira which witnessed participation of around 22 renowned poets and poetesses tom across the district.
The Mushaira was presided over by Advocate Ghulam Ahmad Niyazi. The participants, who recited their poetry, included Javed Budgami, Majeed Masroor, Hakeem Zareena Gazi, Gulshan Bedrani, Anjan Kas


Monday, March 18, 2019 DDC Kulgam flags-off group of sericulture farmers for exposure tour

KULGAM, MARCH 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today flagged-off a group of 25 Sericulture farmers for one-day awareness cum exposure tour.
Present on the occasion were Deputy Director Sericulture, Ashraf Ali and other officials of Sericulture department.
The tour was organized by District Sericulture Office Kulgam under the centrally sponsored Agricultural Te


Monday, March 18, 2019General Elections 2019: DEO Kupwara reviews connectivity to snowbound areas

KUPWARA, MARCH 18: District Election Officer (DEO) Anshul Garg today chaired a meeting to review status of connectivity to snowbound areas and restoration work to facilitate to facilitate election activities and dispatch of Election Material etc for smooth conduct of General Elections-2019.
The meeting was attended by Assistant Commissioner Revenue Bashir Ahmad, SSP Kupwara, SDM Karnah, E


Monday, March 18, 2019De-worming campaign: DC Ganderbal reviews action plan

GANDERBAL, MARCH 18: Deputy Commissioner Hashmat Ali Khan today convened a meeting of District Health Department to review the action plan and preparations for National De-worming Day (NDD) campaign to be held on March 20.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr R D Kasana briefed the DC about the action plan for the campaign. He said that 1.62 lakh children between 1 to 19 years of age enrolled i


Monday, March 18, 2019Amarnath Yatra 2019: DC Anantnag discusses preparations for annual pilgrimage

ANANTNAG, MARCH 18: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir, who is also District Yatra officer, today chaired a meeting of concerned officers to discuss the preparations to be made for smooth conduct of the Annual Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2019.
The DC directed CEO, PDA, CMO, SE PDD, Hydraulic, Oxen R&B, PHE, PDD, Urban Development, Education, Tourism, Animal husbandry, Labour, ARTO, Dy. C


Monday, March 18, 2019Delegation of Samskrita Bharati meets Governor

JAMMU, MARCH 18: A delegation from the ‘Samskrita Bharati’ comprising Sh. Dinesh Kamat, All India Organising Secretary; Sh. Purshottam Dubey, Secretary J&K Unit of the Samskrita Bharati and Sh. Dilip Chandravanshi, Organising Secretary J&K Unit met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation put forth various suggestions for promotion of Sanskrit Language in the State.


Monday, March 18, 2019 VC SMVDU meets Governor

JAMMU, MARCH 18: Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Prof. Jain briefed Governor about functioning of the University and about various administrative and academic issues of urgent importance.
Governor emphasised the importance of continuing hard work by the faculty and students for achieving the hig


Monday, March 18, 2019Former Vice-Chancellor SKUAST-J meets Governor

JAMMU, MARCH 18: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma, former Vice-Chancellor of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Dr. Sharma who completed his five year tenure as VC SKUAST-J in February 2019, briefed Governor about various initiatives taken during his tenure for promotion of quality research and teaching in t


Monday, March 18, 2019Over 1.77 Lakh specially-abled deprived of voting rights in J&K

JAMMU: Forget about taking measures to make the road to polling booths accessible for the specially-abled, if reports are to be believed, around 1.77 lakh specially-abled in the state won't even get to excercise their franchise in the upcoming general elections, despite the tall claims of the government to ensure maximum participation.

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, it seems, has adopted causal approach towards the specially-abled persons. The commission’s special summary revision of 2019, claims 29,305 Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) flagged on ERO Net.

As p


Monday, March 18, 2019Police solves theft case in Budgam, 3 arrested, stolen property recovered

March 18: Budgam police solved a theft case and recovered the stolen property in Magam area of the district.

During the intervening night of 19/20-01-2019, burglars broke open the lock of one shop at Magam Town and stole some items from the shop.

Consequently, a case FIR No. 06/2019 under relevant sections of law was lodged in Police Station Magam and investigation was set into motion.



Monday, March 18, 2019Advisor Sharma expresses grief over demise of Manohar Parrikar

JAMMU, MARCH 18: Advisor Governor KK Sharma has expressed grief over demise of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, who passed away yesterday after a prolonged illness.

While recalling his association and paying rich tributes to Shri Parrikar, the Advisor described him an astute legislator who would vociferously project public issues. “He was a widely respected public figure and an


Monday, March 18, 2019JKP Ramban organises Career Counselling cum Anti Drugs programme

RAMBAN, Mar 18: Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) Ramban organised a career counselling and anti-drugs programme at Government Higher Secondary School,Gool.The programme was attended by Principal,staff of the school and large number of students.

The programe was cundcted by SDPO,Gool Mohd Rafi Giri under the supervision of Adl.SP Sanjay Parihar and overall supervision of Senior Superintenden


Monday, March 18, 2019DC Ganderbal reviews action plan for NDD

GANDERBAL, MARCH 18: Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today convened a meeting of District Health Department to review the action plan and preparations for National Deworming Day to be held on March 20.
CMO Ganderbal, Dr. R.D Kasana briefed the DC about the action plan scheduled for deworming campaign. He said that the total population of 1.62 lakh children betwe


Monday, March 18, 2019Snow clearance begins on Mughal Road

Srinagar, March 18: A major operation to clear the snowbound 84-km Mughal Road has been initiated in south Kashmir’s Shopian district and is likely to continue over the next 20 days, following which the road will be reopened to traffic.

The snow-clearance operation was launched on Saturday and will involve dozens of workers of the roads and buildings department’s mechanical division, a governm


Monday, March 18, 2019CASO in Pulwama called off, several injured in clashes

Srinagar, Mar 18: Security forces called off Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) launched on Monday morning in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where clashes erupted and internet mobile service was suspended as a precautionary measure.

Official sources said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint CASO in village Dr


Monday, March 18, 2019Despite improvement in weather, only one-way traffic continues on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Mar 18: Despite major improvement in the weather conditions, only one-way traffic continued on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, due to very bad road conditions.

Meanwhile, snow clearance operations are being carried out on a war-footing to resort traffic on historic 86-km-long Mughal road and Srinagar-Leh National Highway, whic


Monday, March 18, 2019Officers backing early Assembly polls harassed: Omar

Srinagar, March 18: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah alleged on Monday that officers of Jammu and Kashmir favouring early Assembly elections were being harassed by a lobby of senior officers who oppose such a move.

"I'm shocked to hear how officers who have supported early Assembly elections are being browbeaten and threatened using their performance appraisals against them to get them to t


Monday, March 18, 2019Senior APHC Leader accuses Shah Faesal of copying his party name

Srinagar, Mar 18: The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) has strongly objected to the launching of a new political outfit under the identical name and style by the former bureaucrat Shah Faisal and urged him to make a modification in the name of his party which he launched on Sunday.

In a statement, senior APHC leader and chairman of the JKPM Mir Shahid Saleem said that a political out


Monday, March 18, 2019Parents seek help as Teenage boy goes MISSING from Sopore

Srinagar: A teenage boy from Hathlangoo village of north Kashmir’s Sopore town has gone missing after he left his home to attend tuition.

Danish Bashir Khan,13, son of Bashir Ahmad Khan left home on Sunday morning to attend tution in Sopore, according to family.

“He told us not to worry and he will come back. But he did not return,” a family member said.

The family has submitted a missin


Monday, March 18, 2019Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC in Rajouri

Jammu, March 18: An Indian soldier was killed on Monday in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, defence sources said.

He was killed during a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army in the Sunderbani sector.

"A soldier was killed and four others injured when Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation around 5.30 a.m. today. The Indian


Monday, March 18, 2019LS Polls: Notification for First phase today, parties gear up

JAMMU: The polling process to elect the next government of the world's largest democracy begins on Monday with the Election Commission set to issue the notification for the first of the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls involving 91 seats spread over 20 states and union territories.

Among these, two of Jammu and Kashmir’s six seats are also included—Baramulla-Kupwara constituency in North Kashmir an


Monday, March 18, 2019Omar concedes too little to Cong

‘No compromise in Kashmir, may negotiate on other 3 seats’

JAMMU: Setting the seat sharing formula proposed by National Conference as pre-condition for any pre-poll alliance with Congress, National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Sunday made it clear that his party will not settle for anything less than all the three Lok Sabha constituencies in Kashmir Valley, thus quashing the possibility of NC conceding the prestigious Srinagar seat to the


Monday, March 18, 2019Omar NC's face for CM post: Farooq

JAMMU: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Sunday announced that his son, Omar Abdullah, will be the party's chief ministerial candidate.

Kick-starting the party's campaign for the Lok Sabha polls here, the party chief said he will represent Jammu and Kashmir in Parliament.

"I will not be the chief minister. The chief minister will be Omar Abdullah as he is young. I am old and I


Monday, March 18, 2019Corruption, nepotism prevails in SMVDU; Governor apprised

JAMMU: Established two decades ago after a massive movement by locals, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) has allegedly become a hub of nepotism and corruption, severely robbing it of the prestige and teaching quality once associated with it.

The aggrieved faculty members and students have leveled some serious allegations against Dr Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor of the varsity, who was recently given extension of two years after his original three-year-long term ended on March 15.

A detailed letter has been darted to the Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is also Chancellor of SMV


Monday, March 18, 20192 killed in landslide

BANIHAL: Two persons were killed and three others injured on Sunday when a landslide struck a remote village in Ramban district.

A group of labourers was on way to Banihal on foot when they got trapped under the debris after the landslide occurred at Khari-Mahoo road near Aarmarg in the morning, a police officer said.

The locals pulled out the body of Mohammad Qasim Gujjar (33), a resident


Monday, March 18, 2019At debut, Faesal vows to bridge gap between Kashmir and Delhi

SRINAGAR: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal Sunday launched his political outfit -- Jammu and Kashmir Peoples' Movement (JKPM) -- here, promising a youth-oriented politics and to become a voice to help bridge the gap between the state and the Centre and India and Pakistan.

Hundreds of people, from most parts of the state, turned up at Gindun Ground in the Rajbagh area of the summer capital here t


Monday, March 18, 2019Pakistan will be India’s part post 2025: Indresh

JAMMU: Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Saturday said Pakistan would be a part of India after 2025 and people from India could settle and start businesses in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi, among other cities in neighbouring Pakistan, even as he questioned the Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

"People used to say there was no Pakistan before 1947. Till 1045 AD, the area was called Hindusta


Monday, March 18, 2019Abhinandan’s return was no favour: Nirmala

JAMMU: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sunday criticised those from within the country who had termed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan a "statesman" for returning Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and said the IAF pilot's release was as per law and not a favour.

India had sent back 90,000 Pakistani soldiers unconditionally after the 1971 war, in which Pakistan was defeated, she said.


Monday, March 18, 2019BJP’s manifesto to acknowledge regional divide, Cong may follow

JAMMU: The BJP high command has decided to release three separate manifestos for all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir for 2019 Parliamentary elections by incorporating issues, demands and other needs of respective regions i.e Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, even as the other national party, Congress is deliberating on a similar move.

The BJP high command, reportedly took the decision in consu


Monday, March 18, 2019Two IPS among 6 shuffled

JAMMU: The state government on Sunday transferred and posted six police officers including two IPS officers, even as another cop was given additional charge.

As per the official order, Sujit Kumar, IPS (JK:2007), was posted as I/C DIG Jammu-Kathua Range vice Vivek Gupta, IPS (JK:2007), who was transferred and posted as I/C DIG, Poonch-Rajouri Range.

Master Popsy (JKPS:2004), Deputy Command


Monday, March 18, 2019Ex.Cabinet Minister Sham Lal Sharma releases kailakh Sandesh Panchang calendar

JAMMU: Shri kailakh jyotish Avim Vedic Sansthan trust organized a program at Purkhoo, Domana program will be started with the tribute given to the soldiers who lost their lives for the country.

On occasion Ex.Cabinet Minister Sham Lal Sharma, the Chief guest in this function and guest of honor Shri Amar Nath Shrine board member Dr. C M Seth(IFS Retd.).

Sham Lal sharma and other dignitarie


Monday, March 18, 2019Retd SC Judge Justice Ghose to be India's first Lokpal

NEW DELHI: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Sunday recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India.

His name was finalised and recommended by the Selection Committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and eminent jurist Mukul Rohatgi.

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Ma


Monday, March 18, 2019LoC peace breached in Rajouri

JAMMU: Pakistani forces violated ceasefire on Sunday by resorting to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district while a live mortar shell was found in a stream in Reasi district and was later defused by the bomb disposal squad.

Mortar shelling and firing from small arms from across the LoC started in Sunderbani sector around 6.30 pm, prompting effective retaliation


Monday, March 18, 2019Infant charred to death

SRINAGAR: In a heart-wrenching incident, an eleventh-month-old child was charred to death at his residence after his family rushed out to help the people who had met with an accident outside their residence in Parantilla area of Uri in north Kashmir’s in Baramulla district.

Reports said that a car met with an accident in Parantilla Uri. The sound made Maqbool Ahmad and his family members rush


Monday, March 18, 2019Father-son duo among 12 drug peddlers held

JAMMU: Twelve alleged drug peddlers, including a father-son duo, were arrested along with huge quantity of contraband substance in separate operations across the Jammu region, police said on Sunday.

Manzoor Hussain and his son Waqar Ahmed were arrested after 2,334 intoxicant tables and capsules were recovered from them during vehicle checking at Salani bridge in Rajouri district Sunday, a poli


Monday, March 18, 2019SF launch CASO in Pulwama, clashes erupt

Srinagar, Mar 18: Security forces on Monday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where clashes erupted and internet mobile service was suspended as a precautionary measure.

Official sources said troops of Rashitriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint CASO in village Drabgam and Pulwama


Monday, March 18, 2019No Karvan-e-Aman bus to POK for third week

Srinagar, Mar 18 :The Karvan-e-Aman bus which operates between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), will remain suspended for the third consecutive week, official sources said here on Monday.
The repair work still continued on a bridge at Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the Line of Control (LoC), sources told TNN adding, therefore, it w