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Saturday, January 25, 2020Lt Governor greets people on Republic Day

Jammu, January 25: Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has extended greetings and good wishes to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of 71st Republic Day.
Following is the full text of the Lieutenant Governor’s Republic Day Message:
Brothers and Sisters, 71 years ago on this day, we became a Republic. We, the people of India, constituted ourselves into a democratic republic,


Saturday, January 25, 202010th National Voters Day observed across Jammu Division

JAMMU JANUARY 25: National Voters Day was today observed in all districts of Jammu Division with great enthusiasm.
District Legal Services Authority, Jammu under the overall supervision of Secretary DLSA Jammu, Naushad Ahmed Khan today celebrated 10th National Voters Day different places including Govt. Girls Hr. Secondary School Shastri Nagar, Govt. Girls Hr. Secondary School Bhalwal, Govt. Co


Saturday, January 25, 2020President, PM greet Himachal Pradesh on Statehood Day

New Delhi, Jan 25: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders across the country conveyed their greetings to the people of Himachal Pradesh on its 50th Statehood Day.

On January 25, 1971 Himachal Pradesh was carved out as the 18th State of the country, after being a Union Territory for over 15 years.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, President Kovind said, "Congr


Saturday, January 25, 2020Jamia violence: Youth spotted in CCTV sent to police remand

New Delhi, Jan 25: Mohammad Furqan, the man who was arrested by the Delhi police two days back, for his alleged involvement in violence in Jamia Millia Islamia last month, has been sent to 3-day custody, police said.

A CCTV footage revealed that Furqan was holding a can during the violence, which the police said that it contained a flammable substance, apparently used to torch vehicles.



Saturday, January 25, 2020Gadkari accuses Shiv Sena of betraying BJP in Maharashtra

Nagpur, Jan 25; Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the BJP did not lose last year's Maharashtra assembly elections, but was betrayed by the Shiv Sena.

He also said that the Sena not only left its ally, but also its own ideology.

Speaking at the BJP workers' meeting here, Gadkari said, "I don't think BJP lost the election. Shiv Sena left us and its own ideology. BJP has not lost the elections


Saturday, January 25, 2020Nepal offers to play role of mediator between India and Pakistan

Kathmandu, Jan 25: Nepal offered to play the role of a mediator between India and Pakistan, saying that it was important for the two countries to have dialogue to resolve their issues.

"Dialogue is the best way to resolve any problem. There may be differences but it can be resolved through dialogue. If necessary, we can play the role of a mediator too," a Nepal government source said here.


Saturday, January 25, 2020J-K: 1,700 kg poppy straw seized from Punjab-bound truck, two held

Jammu, Jan 25; The Jammu and Kashmir Police seized 1,700 kilogram of poppy straw from a Punjab-bound truck here and arrested its driver and conductor, officials said on Saturday.

The truck, coming from the Kashmir valley, was intercepted on the highway near Channi on the outskirts of Jammu Friday evening, leading to the seizure of the huge quantity of the contraband which was concealed in 193


Saturday, January 25, 2020Some respite from cold as mercury rises in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 25: There was some respite from cold conditions in Kashmir as the night temperature rose on Saturday owing to cloudy sky, even as the weatherman has forecast light rain or snow in the valley later in the day.

A MeT official said the minimum temperature in Srinagar improved over three degrees from minus 6.1 degrees Celsius on Friday to settle at minus 3 degrees Celsius.

The of


Saturday, January 25, 2020Anyone against Modi-Shah agenda is urban naxal: Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 25: Describing Bhima Koregaon as a symbol of resistance, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the BJP government at the Centre, saying anyone who opposes Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah's "agenda of hate are urban naxals".

Rahul's remarks came a day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday took over investigation from th


Saturday, January 25, 2020Police begins probe into attack on news channel's team

New Delhi, Jan 25: A day after protestors allegedly attacked a news channel team in capital's Shaheen Bagh area, Delhi police on Saturday lodged an FIR in the case and began an investigation.

South East District DCP Chinmay Biswal confirmed the registration of the case.

According to the police, a news channel team along with a journalist, who had gone to cover the dharna at Shaheen Bagh are


Saturday, January 25, 2020R-Day: J&K Police tops gallantry award list

Srinagar, Jan 25: Jammu and Kashmir police will be honoured with 108 gallantry awards, the highest ever for the force, on the Republic Day on Sunday. The CRPF has won 76 awards, the second highest.

The awards come on the heels of arrest of DSP Davinder Singh who was arrested while transporting two Hizbul Mujahideen militants and a lawyer to Jammu in a vehicle.

The police say the awards are


Saturday, January 25, 2020When Salman forgot to pay Rs 1.25 to a cycle mechanic!

Mumabai, Jan 25: Superstar Salman Khan has recently shared a funny anecdote from his childhood days when he had forgotten to pay Rs 1.25 to a cycle mechanic.

On Umang: A Mumbai Police Welfare Fund's Initiative event, Salman revealed to comedian Kapil Sharma about how he owes Rs 1.25 to mechanic.

And Salman got to know about his loan when he paid a visit to the same mechanic to get his cycle


Saturday, January 25, 2020'Tanhaji' enters 200-cr club, Kajol eyes 250-cr mark

Mumbai: Actor-producer Ajay Devgn's "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior" has entered the Rs 200 crore club.

Devgn's wife Kajol, who also features in the film, took to Instagram on Saturday morning to express her excitement and thanked the audience for their continued love and support.

"Thank you for 200 crores people .... waiting with my hands clasped for 250 now #gratitude #peoplelove #sograteful


Saturday, January 25, 2020Ganguly opens up on Rahul-Pant wicket-keeping debate

New Delhi, Jan 25: BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly has lauded K.L. Rahul's work in the limited-overs format and wished the Karnataka batsman will continue the current form even in the longest format of the game.

The Indian team management had decided to hand Rahul the dual role of a 'keeper-batsman' in limited overs by dropping Pant from the playing XI in the ongoing T20I series against New Zealand.


Saturday, January 25, 2020Bigg Boss 13: Fans blame Salman Khan for breaking SidNaz

Mumbai, Jan 25: "Bigg Boss 13" contestants Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaz Gill are no longer friends. After having been in the spotlight for their cute bonding in the "Bigg Boss" house, things between the two nose-dived after host Salman Khan asked the actor to be cautious.

#SidNaz fans are blaming the superstar for the rift.

Their relationship has been one of the most talked-about topics in


Saturday, January 25, 2020Disha Patani on Anil Kapoor: My Mr India still looks the same

Mumbai, Jan 25: Bollywood actress Disha Patani is thrilled to share screen space with one of her favourite actors, Anil Kapoor, in the upcoming "Malang". She never imagined she would never one day get to see the veteran actor in real life when she watched "Mr India" as a child.

"I was pinching myself! I mean I was that girl who would watch him again and again in 'Mr India', how he and Mogambo


Saturday, January 25, 2020There is 'evidence' of anti-national conspiracy at Shaheen Bagh: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 25: The BJP said there is 'evidence' of conspiracy to harm India at Shaheen Bagh protest.

".......To finish off India's independence, some kind of conspiracy is there in Shaheen Bagh. We have evidence to that effect," BJP spokesman Sambit Patra told reporters here alluding to a video that has gone viral.

Among other things, the video shows a speaker urging people to 'cut off


Saturday, January 25, 2020Eating yogurt daily may cut breast cancer risk

Eating natural yogurt daily may lesson breast cancer risk owing to lactose fermenting bacteria which reduces inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria, say researchers.

Yoghurt contains beneficial lactose-fermenting bacteria commonly found in milk, similar to the bacteria -- or microflora 00 found in the breasts of mothers who have breastfed.

Scientists from Lancaster University said their


Saturday, January 25, 2020Tahira Kashyap's b'day bash with breast cancer survivors

Mumbai; Filmmaker and writer Tahira Kashyap on Thursday met several breast cancer survivors and celebrated her birthday with them.

The meet and greet session was held at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, where Tahira shared the story of her battle with breast cancer with several women. She also cut a cake with the survivors.

"I really enjoyed meeting these amazing and brave women. I relate


Saturday, January 25, 2020Baby dies in Bengal after eunuchs dance with it

Kolkata: A one-and-a-half month-old baby died allegedly after three eunuchs broke into a jig carrying the child in Jhargram of West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said.

Three eunuchs were arrested following a complaint lodged by the child's parents in Binpur police station.

The child, born on December 13, had a heart problem for which it was earlier admitted at the Jhargram Supers


Saturday, January 25, 2020Soldier injured in gun battle in south Kashmir's Tral

Srinagar, Jan 25: One army jawan sustained injuries in the ongoing gun battle between security forces and militants in the Tral area of south Kashmir, the police said.

Following specific information about the presence of militants in the area security forces launched a joint operation by the army and the police.

On Wednesday, a foreign militant belonging to the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) was ki


Saturday, January 25, 2020Ola refuses to penalise driver who abused Delhi rider

New Delhi: Ride-hailing major Ola said that it would not penalise a driver who allegedly accused a rider here of being "anti-national" after overhearing him talking about the poor state of the economy with a friend over the phone.

"We are respectful of all personal views and like India's democratic values, we encourage a healthy exchange of thoughts. None of the parties involved in this case h


Saturday, January 25, 202048 CAPF companies, 22,000 cops to guard Delhi on R-Day

New Delhi: A total of 48 companies of Central Armed Police Forces, along with 22,000 personnel of Delhi Police will be guarding the national capital on the occasion of Republic Day on Sunday to thwart any attempts at misadventure by militants, officials said.

According to intelligence agencies, crowded markets and government buildings and other key landmarks may be on the radar of the terroris


Saturday, January 25, 2020Delhi slips below 5C, rain likely next week

New Delhi, Jan 25: It was a clear and sunny day in the national capital on Saturday with the mercury dipping below 5 degrees. The Met forecasts overcast condition with light rain on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The air quality improved slightly from 'very poor' to 'poor' category as light breeze has been blowing since Friday.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 4.8 degrees Celcius, and the ma


Saturday, January 25, 2020Ex-MP of AIADMK arrested in Coimbatore

Chennai, Jan 25: Former AIADMK member of Parliament K.C. Palaniswamy was arrested morning at his residence in Coimbatore allegedly for running a AIADMK website.

A member of AIADMK since the party founder late M.G. Ramachandran days, Palaniswamy was expelled from the party in 2018 for saying that the party could support the no-confidence motion against the BJP-led central government if the Cauv


Saturday, January 25, 2020Building collapses at Bhubaneswar airport, 1 killed

Bhubaneswar, Jan 25: The roof of an under-construction building collapsed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here leaving one person dead and injuring another, police said.

The under-construction building linking Terminal 1 with Terminal 2 collapsed on Friday night.

The person was killed after being trapped under the collapsed roof, according to the police.

The victim has been ide


Saturday, January 25, 202021 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog

New Delhi, Jan 25: At least 21 Delhi-bound trains were delayed by several hours due to severe fog in several parts of northern India, officials said.

According to northern railway officials, Puri-New Delhi Purishottam Express and Anand Vihar Sadbhawana Express were delayed by 6 hours, followed by Varanasi-New Delhi Kashi Vishwanath Express which is running behind its schedule by 3 hours and 30


Saturday, January 25, 2020Gun battle in south Kashmir's Tral

Srinagar, Jan 25: A gun fight between security forces and militants began on Saturday in the Tral area of south Kashmir, police said.

Following specific information about the presence of militants in the area security forces launched a joint operation by the army and the police.

On Wednesday, a foreign militant belonging to the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) was killed in an encounter at Khrew area


Saturday, January 25, 2020New Delhi’s biggest public outreach in J&K ends with assurance of second phase soon

32 ministers visited Jammu, 6 Kashmir; Reddy, Murmu review situation

JAMMU: Perhaps the biggest public outreach in the history of India, concluded on Friday when as many as 38 Union Ministers completed their week-long visit to over 60 places across the Jammu and Kashmir, with a promise of the second phase aimed at covering the remaining parts of the newly-created union territory.

As many as 8 union ministers- two of them arriving today—visited different parts o


Saturday, January 25, 2020Keep track of projects, asks Modi

As his colleagues in Cabinet started returning to national capital after reaching out to public in Jammu and Kashmir for past one week, the prime minister Narendra Modi has asked them to ensure that all projects related to the union territory are completed on a war footing.

While 38 ministers were briefed to work in this direction before they embarked to UT last Saturday, the ministers who hav


Saturday, January 25, 2020Broadband, 2G internet restored across J&K; 301 websites allowed

JAMMU: After remaining shut for almost six months, the broadband internet services as well as the 2G mobile internet services on postpaid as well as on verified prepaid phones have been restored across all the 20 districts in Jammu and Kashmir effective Saturday.

However, the broadband and data services can only be used to access whitelisted websites approved by the Jammu and Kashmir administr


Saturday, January 25, 2020Delimitation in J&K not until Census-2021 ends

JAMMU: The delimitation plan for the newly-created Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir may be shelved until next year when the Census is held, a move that may delay the Assembly election too.

Top official sources inform that the government is yet to finalise the formula for the delimitation, even as the Election Commission held a meeting on the issue soon after the state was reorganised and bif


Saturday, January 25, 2020Militant killed in Tral gunfight was ‘most wanted’ foreigner

Two SFs injured in Srinagar grenade attack

SRINAGAR: The terrorist killed in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama district on Wednesday has been identified as a Pakistani national affiliated to proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, even as two security personnel were injured when militants hurled a grenade at a police post in Srinagar city on Friday evening.

Two security personnel were martyred on Tuesday when the encounter h


Saturday, January 25, 2020Rs 177 Cr fraud: Court grants 11-day judicial remand to Hilal Rather

JAMMU: The Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu Deepak Sethi on Friday granted eleven-day judicial remand of Hilal Rather, son of former finance minister who was taken into custody by Anticorruption Bureau Jammu in Rs 177 Crore Jammu and Kashmir bank loan fraud case of Paradise Avenue Township Project.

Son of Abdul Rahim Rather, Hilal was arrested by the ACB Jammu on January 16 for allegedly misapp


Saturday, January 25, 2020No Valley party banned; administration to decide on detained leaders: Khanna

SRINAGAR: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) National Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna on Friday said that no political party in Jammu and Kashmir has been barred from carrying out political activities, while asserting that the local administration will decide the fate of detained leaders.

Khanna, also the incharge for Jammu and Kashmir, made these remarks during a youth convention ogranised by t


Saturday, January 25, 2020J&K Investor Summit’s web presence comes alive, lot needs to be done still


JAMMU: Following a story carried by The News Now regarding the delayed rollout of online presence for J&K Global Investors’ Summit, the authorities concerned took notice of the issue, and as such, the website and social media accounts for the much awaited event are now live.

The vibrant appearing website for J&K’s first ever Investors’ Summit is accessible at since 23


Saturday, January 25, 2020Cold wave intensifies, Drass records -30 deg

SRINAGAR: The minimum temperature at most places in Kashmir dropped several notches on Friday as the cold wave tightened its grip on the valley, where light rain or snow is likely in the next few days.

The night temperature witnessed a drop of several degrees Celsius at most places in the valley owing to clear sky, according to the Meteorological Department.

A MeT official said the minimum


Saturday, January 25, 2020J&K's accession to India ‘irrevocable’: VP Naidu ‘

Art 370 had outlived its purpose’

JAMMU: Asserting that Article 370, which gave the erstwhile state special status, was a temporary provision that had outlived its purpose a long time back, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said Jammu and Kashmir's accession to India is "total, final and irrevocable".

The accession of Jammu and Kashmir to the Indian Union is "total, final and irrevocable", the vice president said, addi


Saturday, January 25, 2020In first, BDC chairpersons to take salutes on Republic day

JAMMU: For the first time, the chairpersons of the block development councils will take salutes at the Republic Day functions at block development offices (BDOs) in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Chairpersons of 307 blocks were elected in J&K in October last year. Of these, 81 were won by the BJP, one by the Congress, eight by the J&K Panthers Party and 217 by independents.

"I am


Saturday, January 25, 2020Trat Gola: Man duped of Rs 22L, Court orders FIR

JAMMU: A Reasi court on Friday ordered for registration of FIR against a conman, who allegedly duped a person of Rs 22.50 Lakh on the pretext of Trat Gola—a rare and unique stone which is formed due to lightening in the sky.

A person in Reasi complained to police that one Mohamad Shariff of Jindrah in Jammu promised to sell him a Trat Gola, claiming its value in international market is in cror


Saturday, January 25, 20205 of family injured in accident

JAMMU: Five members of a family were injured in a collision between a car and a truck in Ramban district on Friday.

A Santro, which was on its way to Srinagar from Ramban, collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction due to slippery road conditions at Sherbibi in the Banihal belt of the district.

Five members of a family travelling in the car were seriously injured in the incide


Saturday, January 25, 2020LoC peace breached in Poonch

JAMMU: Pakistani troops fired mortar shells on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Friday, drawing strong retaliation from the Indian Army.

Heavy firing from across the border was also reported from the Digwar sector in the district around 8:30 pm, official sources informed.

“Indian troops gave a befitting reply,” the officials said.



Saturday, January 25, 2020All official accts only with J&K Bank: UT admin

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday directed officers to close all official accounts in banks other than the J&K Bank by January 31 or face stern disciplinary action.

The J&K administration had last year issued a direction to accounts officers and drawing and disbursing (DDOs) asking them to open official accounts only in J&K Bank.

The J&K Bank is the official bank of the


Friday, January 24, 2020HRD Minister inaugurates 25 Smart Schools established by Srinagar Administration

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 24: Union Minister for Human Resource Development Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank inaugurated 25 Smart Schools established by Srinagar Administration in collaboration with Srinagar Smart City. The minister complemented the outstanding efforts of Srinagar administration for remarkable achievement in a short span of time.
Advisor to LG Mr K K Sharma, Divisional Commissioner Kashmi


Friday, January 24, 2020Centre committed to reform JK’s education sector: Pokhriyal

IIM Srinagar, Smart Model Schools among 45 projects inaugurated

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 24: Union Minister for Human Resources Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishankh today said the central government will bring about major reforms to revamp the education sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
He also termed J&K as the ‘Crown of India’ in terms of the potential and talent pool.
The Union Minister made these remarks while inaugurating National Initiative for School Heads &


Friday, January 24, 2020Giriraj Singh conducts Public outreach programme at Sudhmahadev

Inaugurates dev projects, lays foundation of new works

UDHAMPUR, JANAURY 24:- As part of the central government's public outreach programme, Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Diary and Fisheries, Giriraj Singh today conducted public outreach programme, here at Sudhmahadev.
The outreach programme witnessed overwhelming participation of BDC Chairpersons, Sarpanchs, Panchs and general public hailing from adjoining areas.
Member Parliament Raj Sa


Friday, January 24, 2020ACR Ramban conducts market checking

RAMBAN, JANUARY 24: Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Dhirendra Sharma along with a team of district officers conducted market checking and realized fine from the erring traders.
The team was comprised of AD, FCS&CA, Abdul Rashid, Food Safety Officer, Balbir Singh, Khilaf Warzi officer, Jameel Ahmed Mir, Sub Inspector, Firdous Ahmed besides officers and officials of concerned departments.


Friday, January 24, 2020DC Kishtwar felicitates officers for outstanding performance under BBBP

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 24: Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana felicitated officers for their outstanding performance and also released coffee table book showcasing the achievements made during one year (2018-2019) under “Beti Bachao Beti Padao”.
District Administration also celebrated National Girl Child Day to spread awareness about saving the girl child and educating them.


Friday, January 24, 2020DLSA celebrates National Girl Child Day at Kathua

KATHUA, JANUARY 24:- District Legal Services Authority today celebrated National Girl Child Day under the chairmanship of Pr. District & Sessions Judge Pawan Dev Kotwal at CDPO Office Kathua.
The programme was organized by Secretary DLSA Aarti Mohan. The main purpose of this programme was to spread awareness among people about all the inequalities that girls face in the society.
On the occasion


Friday, January 24, 2020DC visits Model Police Station Doda

DODA, JANUARY 24: Deputy Commissioner Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode today visited Model Police Station Doda and took the stock of functioning of the institution, besides inspected the district youth club established inside the premises.
SSP Mumtaz Ahmed, DSP DAR Mansoor Ahmed, DSP Headquarters Manoj Kumar, Tehsildar Doda Shabir Ahmed, Deputy Registrar Cooperative Adil Lone, SHO Doda Rauf Khan, SI A


Friday, January 24, 2020DC Reasi distributes essentials among students

REASI, JANUARY 24: Deputy Commissioner Indu Kanwal Chib today distributed gifts and essential items among underprivileged students of Government High School Kanjli. The gifts consisted of those contributed by Union Minister Smriti Irani during her recent visit to the district.
NGO Hope Trust was also invited by the DC to contribute in donation of notebooks, school bags and medicines


Friday, January 24, 2020Republic Day full dress rehearsal held across Jammu Division

JAMMU, JANUARY 24: The full dress rehearsals for celebration of Republic Day 2020 held across all the districts of Jammu Division with utmost fervour and zeal.
At Jammu: The full dress rehearsals Republic Day celebration held today at M.A Stadium Jammu amid tight security arrangements. The contingents of various departments including, Army, CRPF, JKP, NCC cadets and other departments besides v


Friday, January 24, 2020G K Reddy reviews ongoing public outreach programme of Union Ministers

Govt. Committed to bring investment to J&K: Reddy

JAMMU, JANUARY 24- Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy today reviewed the ongoing public outreach programme of Union Ministers at a high level meeting here.
The meeting was attended by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar; Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam; DGP, Dilbag Singh; Principal Secretary Home Affairs, Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary, Planning & De


Friday, January 24, 2020Prahlad Joshi listens to people's issues at Kotranka

Inaugurates newly constructed Road, lays foundation stone of waste management plant

RAJOURI, JANUARY24: Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Prahlad Joshi today listened to people's issues here at Kotranka as part of Centre Government's public outreach programme.
A large number of people, including BDC Chairpersons of Budhal New and Budhal Old, Sarpanchs, Panchs, civil society members, youth and women attended the public outreach camp.
Addressing the gat


Friday, January 24, 2020Ramban: Rameswar Teli listens to people's demands; visits Baglihar HPP

RAMBAN, JANUARY 24: As part of the ongoing public outreach programme launched in Union Territory of J&K by the central government, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Rameswar Teli today met scores of public delegations, individuals and listened to their issues and grievances, here at Kanthi village.
P.S. to Union Minister, Vrinder Mittal; Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Nazi


Friday, January 24, 2020MoS Steel, MoS Social Justice & Empowerment meet public in Poonch

POONCH, JANUARY 24: On the last leg of their two day visit to this border district, Union Minister of State for Steel, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Union Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar today chaired Public meetings at Mankote and Dak Bungalow Poonch, respectively.
During the largely attended public meetings, 'Balika Diwas' was also celebrated in which school


Friday, January 24, 2020MD, JPDCL inspects power installations across Jammu City

JAMMU, JANUARY 24: Managing Director, Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL), Yasha Mudgal today inspected various power distribution installations in Jammu City and its peripheries.
While inspecting the progress on up-gradation works, she stressed upon the concerned authorities to take all necessary measures to speed up the work .
She directed the Chief Engineer, Jammu, Sudhir G


Friday, January 24, 2020Cultural event held to celebrate the National Girl child Day

Hirdesh calls for spreading mass awareness about BBBP

JAMMU JANUARY 24: J&K State Resource Centre for Women and Social Welfare Department today organized a cultural event to celebrate the National Girl Child Day.
The programme was attended by Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Hirdesh Kumar; Vice Chairperson Khadi Village Industry Board (KVIB), Dr Hina Shafi and women from different walks of life.
The event featured songs, sk


Friday, January 24, 2020Saurabh reviews provisions for Boiler Operation Engineers (BOE) Examination and Training

JAMMU, JANUARY 24: Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Labour & Employment Department today chaired a meeting to review provisions for Boiler Operation Engineers (BOE) Examination and Training as provided under Boilers Act, 1923.
The meeting was attended by Labour Commissioner, Chief Inspector of Boiler (Chief Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Jammu), Additional Secretary, Labour


Friday, January 24, 2020ICDS celebrates National Girl Child Day in Pulwama

PULWAMA, JANUARY 24: The Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) department today celebrated National Girl Child Day under the banner BBBP here at Govt Degree College Pulwama.
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer was the chief guest at the event.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that the celebration of this day is to to increase living space of girls in the society. He said


Friday, January 24, 2020National Girl Child Day: 51 Meritorious Girl Students Felicitated in Shopian

SHOPIAN JANUARY 24:Felicitation of meritorious girl students in a grand function organised at GDC Shopian marked the celebration of National Girl Child Day, here today.
The District Development Commissioner Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin was the chief guest on the occasion.
Congratulating the girl students for their outstanding performance in matriculation examinations, the DDC impressed u


Friday, January 24, 2020DLSA Srinagar observes National Girl Child Day

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 24: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Srinagar today observed National Girl Child Day at Nari Niketan, Shalimar in which sizable number of girls from adjoining areas participated.
On the occasion, Secretary (Sub-Judge) DLSA, Adnan Sayeed informed the participants about various Central and UT sponsored schemes for the welfare of girl child. He asked them to avail benefi


Friday, January 24, 2020Fruit, Vegetable training course concludes

Dir Horti advises trainees to setup income generating units

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 24: Six months training course in fruits and vegetables processing concluded today at Horticulture Canning Centre, Srinagar.
Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, distributed certificates to the trainees. He advised them for setting up income generating units for dignified livelihood.
To get better returns for C grade apple, the Director asked for conducting more s


Friday, January 24, 2020DLSA Pulwama observes National Girl Child Day

PULWAMA, JANUARY 24: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Pulwama today organized a function to observe National Girl Child day under the chairmanship of District and Session Judge Shaziya Tabasum here at District Court Complex.
Speaking on the occasion, she said that girls are important stakeholders of society and it is our collective responsibility to take care of girl child for the e


Friday, January 24, 2020National Girl Child Day celebrated in Bandipora

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 24: The District administration Bandipora celebrated National Girl Child Day under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Programme by organizing a day long awareness programme, here today.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza was Chief Guest on the occasion while Additional Deputy Commissioner Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Chief Medical Offi


Friday, January 24, 2020Low-cost sanitary pad vending machines being installed in Bandipora schools

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 24: The district administration Bandipora is going to install low-cost sanitary pad vending machine in Secondary and Higher secondary schools of the district to ensure menstrual hygiene in female students.
Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora formally dedicated the units to schools during a function organized to celebrate the National Girl Child Day. In the first phase, the units


Friday, January 24, 2020National Lok Adalat to be held at Anantnag, Bijbehara on Feb 8

ANANTNAG, JANUARY 24: According to the Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Anantnag, a National Lok Adalat is being organized under the Chairmanship of the Chairman District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Anantnag at Court Complex Anantnag on February 8.
The said Lok Adalat will take up Pre-litigation, pending cases in the courts particularly cases under section 138 NI Act, MACT, ma


Friday, January 24, 2020Republic Day-2020: Full dress rehearsal held across Kashmir Division

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 24: The full dress rehearsal of 71st Republic-Day was held in all the districts of Kashmir division today.
AT SRINAGAR, full dress rehearsal was held at SK Cricket Stadium Sonwar, which was presided over by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan.
On the occasion, the Div Com unfurled the National flag while National Anthem was being played in the background.


Friday, January 24, 2020Entrepreneurship development prog concludes at MSME DI Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 24: The two-week long entrepreneurship development programme organized by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Institute Srinagar concluded here today.
As many as 25 participants attended the entrepreneurship awareness programme which was held in collaboration with JK SRLM Kashmir and EDCs under PPDC Extension centre Srinagar.
Additional Mission


Friday, January 24, 2020JK Tourism participates at TTF Chennai

CHENNAI, JANUARY 24: Continuing with its promotional campaigns, J&K Tourism department participated in Travel Trade Fair at Chennai.
The 3-day B2B travel trade expo witnessed a tremendous response from the industry with participation from over hundreds of exhibitors and representation from various countries and tourism boards from across India.
Director Tourism Kashmir Nisar Ahmad Wani is le


Friday, January 24, 2020R-Day celebration: BDC chairpersons to take salute at respective Block Headquarters

JAMMU, JANUARY 24: The Chairpersons of Block Development Councils will take salute at their respective Block Headquarters on Republic Day, 2020.

The government, through a communication, has conveyed that 'the Chairpersons of Block Development Councils shall take salute at their respective Block Headquarters on Republic Day, 2020 at Block Development Council/Block Development Officer'


Friday, January 24, 2020JK to witness new dawn of development, prosperity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister visits Sopore, meets several deputations

SOPORE, JANUARY 24: Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad today reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir will soon witness a new dawn of peace and development as various measures are underway to ensure holistic development of J&K.
The Union Minister made these remarks during his visit to Sopore area of Baramulla district today. This was the 2nd day of his visi


Friday, January 24, 2020VC SMVDU calls on Lt Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 24: Prof. (Dr.) Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Prof. Sinha briefed the Lt Governor about the functioning of the University and the initiatives taken in the recent times for the overall growth of the University. He also apprised the Lt Governor about various


Friday, January 24, 2020Delegations of All J&K Rehbar-e-Khel Teachers Forum, J&K Shiv Sena, Steel manufacturers & Un-employed Dental Surgeons Association call on Lt Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 24: Several delegations including All J&K Rehbar-e-Khel Teachers Forum, J&K Shiv Sena, Steel manufacturers, Un-employed Dental Surgeons Association J&K called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today and apprised him about their concerning issues.
The delegation of All J&K Rehbar-e-Khel Teachers Forum led by Sh. Raja Shafiq Khan drew the Lt Govern


Friday, January 24, 2020Union MoS for Home Affairs meets Lt Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 24: Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs today met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.
The MoS and the Lt Governor discussed a range of issues pertaining to the internal security and law order management in J&K. They also had a discussion on the border management, administration of the Union Territory, management of Central


Friday, January 24, 2020Important to improve in all areas in next game: Williamson

Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Friday said they were put under constant pressure by the Indian team during the first T20I which they lost by six wickets, adding the hosts need to improve in all areas in the next game.

After being put into bat, New Zealand posted a mammoth 204-run target for India at the Eden Park. However, that didn't prove to be enough as the v


Friday, January 24, 2020We never spoke of jetlag in team, didn't want any excuse: Kohli

Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) After India registered a comprehensive six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first T20I, skipper Virat Kohli said that there was no talk of jetlag in the team and all they were focused upon was what the team needed to do in order to win.

Kohli had criticised the scheduling before the start of the series as the team had to fly from Bengaluru to Auckland the very next


Friday, January 24, 2020Iyer special sees India thrash Kiwis by 6 wkts in 1st T20I

Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) It was another special display of batsmanship from young Shreyas Iyer as he continued from where he had left against Australia in Bengaluru to take India home in the opening T20I against New Zealand at Eden Park on Friday. The visitors led by Iyer's 58-run knock chased down New Zealand's total of 203 with six balls to spare.

It was only poetic justice that Iyer took Ind


Friday, January 24, 2020Nurture our daughters with equal opportunities: Sachin

Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday called for equal opportunities for daughters of the country on the occasion of National Girl Child Day.

"Daughters are our pride and the light in our lives. Let's nurture them with love and equal opportunities to follow their dreams," Tendulkar said in a tweet.

India observes the National Girl Child Day on January 24. It is cel


Friday, January 24, 2020India eye record medal haul at Tokyo Paralympics

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Gursharan Singh, interim president of the Paralympic Committee of India, believes an unprecedented haul of 15 medals, five of them gold, is well within India's reach when they send their biggest ever contingent to a Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020.

The 65-year-old's enthusiasm stems from the sterling display of the Indian Para athletes in the build-up to Tokyo that has


Friday, January 24, 2020Ron Harper to visit India to promote NBA

Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Friday announced that five-time NBA Champion Ron Harper will visit India from January 25 to 30 as part of the league's continued efforts to grow the game of basketball in the country.

Harper will first stop in Mumbai on January 25, where he will engage with youth at the NBA Basketball School at the St. Stanislaus School.



Friday, January 24, 2020Kohli stays on top, Rahane moves upward in ICC Test rankings

Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli maintained his top spot in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen which were updated on Friday. Cheteshwar Pujara has been able to retain his sixth position whereas Ajinkya Rahane moved up by a place and is currently at the eighth spot.

In the latest rankings update that also includes the Port Elizabeth Test, which England won by an innings and 53 runs


Friday, January 24, 2020UP announces cash rewards for Tokyo Games medalists

Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday announced that all the athletes from the state, who will be winning gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, will be rewarded with Rs 6 crore each.

Apart from this, those winning silver and bronze medals at the prestigious quadrennial event will be rewarded with Rs 4 and 2 crore, respectively. Besides, all the Uttar Pradesh athletes p


Friday, January 24, 2020'Upcoming Budget should announce measures to empower women'

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is set to present the Union Budget 2020-2021 on February 1, women entrepreneurs have called for measures to empower women financially and promote gender sentisation in the upcoming budget.

According to consultants and leading women entrepreneurs, more schemes and allocations should be made towards empowering more and more women.


Friday, January 24, 2020Club Factory surpasses 100mn monthly active users in India

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) E-commerce platform Club Factory on Friday said it has surpassed 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India following a strong surge in user adoption across the country.

Club Factory has witnessed a sharp rise in traffic, clocking a four-fold growth in orders received in 2019 on the platform as compared to the previous year.

"With our investment and efforts to


Friday, January 24, 2020Yes Bank gains 10% in 2 days over SBI's chairman remark

Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Struggling Yes Bank topped the Nifty50 table, advancing nearly 4 per cent on Friday. However, market analysts say that these gains will be short-lived until a concrete step is taken to rescue the bank.

The shares of the fourt- largest private lender gained over 10 per cent in two sessions after SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar said: "Yes Bank will not be allowed to fail."



Friday, January 24, 2020GST credit against excise duty on petroleum products

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a big relief to the oil sector, government may allow producers of petroleum and natural gas to claim credit for GST on all inputs, input services and capital goods being paid by them even though the output petroleum products including petrol, diesel, ATF remain outside the new indirect tax framework.

Sources said that government is looking at an industry proposal to


Friday, January 24, 2020Have responded to PNGRB with all information: Adani Gas

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Reacting to reports of having received a notice from the petroleum regulator, which news dented company stocks in Friday trade, Adani Gas (AGL) clarified on Friday that it is in full compliance of the applicable rules and has responded to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board of India (PNGRB).

Adani Gas stocks tanked up to 14 per cent to Rs 148 on the BSE on F


Friday, January 24, 2020Global markets under pressure over fear of coronavirus spread

Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Fears that the outbreak of coronavirus in China may disrupt economic activity and global growth has sent the stock markets tumbling.

Chinese health authorities on Friday said that 830 cases of pneumonia caused by coronavirus were confirmed in 29 provincial-level regions in the country. The pneumonia has so far claimed 25 lives.

A sharp adverse reaction from Asian, US a


Friday, January 24, 2020Himachal court pulls up roadways over dues settlement

Shimla, Jan 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday reprimanded state-run Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) for not giving retirement benefits to retired employees in time.

Disposing of a petition by Ranjit Singh, Justice Anoop Chitkara said the attitude of HRTC towards low-level retired employees is pathetic, insulting and insensitive as despite being working sincerely throug


Friday, January 24, 2020Congress hits out at Vijayvargiya on 'poha' remark

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress has hit out at senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on his remarks on labourers eating 'poha' while working at his residence who he said looked like illegal Bangladeshi migrants.

The Congress said "this is the real face of the government which is watching your eating habits."

Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev said "The statement made by Vijayvargiyaj


Friday, January 24, 2020Mayawati slams LU proposal to add CAA in Pol SC syllabus

Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Friday strongly criticized the Lucknow University's (LU) proposal to include the Citizenship Amendment Act in the syllabus in the Political Science department.

Dr Shashi Shukla, head of the Political Science Department, announced on Friday that the proposal for including the CAA in the curriculum had been prepared and a pro


Friday, January 24, 2020SIT begins probe in killing of Jharkhand tribals

Ranchi, Jan 24 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Friday began a probe into the killing of seven tribals in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district.

Jharkhand Police headquarters on Thursday had formed an eight-member special investigation team to probe the Burugulikera massacre which took place under Gudri Police Station area of West Singhbhum district on January 19.

Rajkumar Mehta,


Friday, January 24, 2020Two arrested in Bengal's Malda with brown sugar

Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in northern West Bengal's Malda district on Friday with brown sugar valued at Rs 10 lakh, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, the police raided a hideout near Khaltipur railway station in the early hours and nabbed the duo, who hail from Mallikpara in the district.

Altogether 614 grams of brown sugar were seized from them, a senior police offic


Friday, January 24, 2020Security beefed up in Haryana ahead of R-Day

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Haryana Police said on Friday that they have beefed up security across the state in view of the Republic Day celebrations.

Additional Director General of Police Navdeep Virk said that all the Commissioners of Police and Superintendents of Police have been directed to ensure elaborate security cover on January 26 at all important installations across Haryana.



Friday, January 24, 2020Goa tourism slowdown due to dip in economy: NK Singh

Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) Slowdown in Goa's tourism industry is on account of the general slowdown of the economy and pressure from upcoming competitive destinations, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission N.K. Singh said on Friday.

Addressing a press conference in Panaji, after meeting a cross section of political, social, professional and business groups over the last two days, Singh also said


Friday, January 24, 2020Dalit, OBC kids to get admission in Atal residential schools

Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that children of Dalit/backward communities, labourers and workers will be admitted to the Atal Residential Schools in the state.

Yogi Adityanath made this announcement while laying the foundation stone for the new schools in 18 divisions on the occasion of Uttar Pradesh Foundation Day.

"The state government w


Friday, January 24, 2020SC seeks concrete steps for de-criminalisation of politics

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that some concrete steps should be taken to keep criminal elements out of politics.

A bench, headed by Justice R.F. Nariman and comprising Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, expressed concern on the issue of criminalisation of politics, and suggested measures to decriminalise it.

In September 2018, a five-judge Constitution Bench had unanimou


Friday, January 24, 2020Two suspected Coronavirus patients isolated in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Two persons, who arrived here from China, have been placed under isolation for medical observations for suspected exposure to Coronavirus, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation officials said on Friday.

The two have been secluded in the BMC's Kasturba Hospital - which specialises in such diseases - after they were detected with possible symptoms following thermal screening o


Friday, January 24, 2020'Chhatisgarh developing as role model to counter BJP narrative'

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress party is developing Chhattisgarh as a people-centric state to counter the BJP's narrative on development, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel told IANS in an interview.

Baghel said that since he took charge in 2018, the Congress has taken many pro-people steps to make the state a role model in governance. The party returned to power in the state after 15 years.


Friday, January 24, 2020Muslims in Hyderabad vow not to fill NPR, NRC forms

Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Muslims in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on Friday pledged not to fill forms for National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

'We will not fill the forms' pledge was taken after Friday prayers at the historic Mecca Masjid here and several other mosques in the city and in the districts.

Mushtaq M


Friday, January 24, 2020Foreign terrorist killed in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 24: A foreign Jaish-e-Muhammad militant killed in an encounter in South Kashmir on Wednesday has been identified as Abu Saifullah alias Abu Qasim.

According to sources the slain militant was active in Tral and Khrew areas in south Kashmir for more than a year and was an associate of Qari Yasir, a foreign terrorist of the JeM.

A group of two militants were engaged in a fierce


Friday, January 24, 2020People pay tax to govt for improvement in life: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 24: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said people pay tax to the government so that their lives can improve. He expressed happiness that his government has shown a direction for the country.

"It is the responsibility of the government that people should live a dignified life. People pay tax to the government so that their lives can improve. I am happy that Delhi is


Friday, January 24, 2020Tukde Tukde gang in B'wood too: UP Minister

Lucknow, Jan 24: Uttar Pradesh Minister Shrikant Sharma has said that there is a 'tukde tukde' gang in Bollywood which is speaking against the amended citizenship law with definite political motives.

Shrikant Sharma was responding to remarks made by actor-director Nandita Das, who said that Delhi's Shaheen Bagh will be replicated.

"Those from Bollywood speaking against CAA have political mo


Friday, January 24, 2020This R-Day, app to hail India's musical diversity

Mumbai, Jan 24: Music lovers are in for a treat this Republic Day as unique multi-artiste reimaginations of Indias national song and national anthem are set to feature in a music streaming app.

On the occasion of India's 71st Republic Day, the Gaana app will offer the Indian national song ‘Vande Mataram' and will host curated playlists that commemorate India's diversity and the vibrant mix of


Friday, January 24, 2020Vaping may not help with smoking cessation: Report

Washington: The US government released its first smoking cessation report in 30 years, showing that there is inadequate evidence to conclude that e-cigarettes help quit smoking.

It is difficult to make generalizations about efficacy for cessation based on clinical trials involving a particular e-cigarette, according to the report.

E-cigarettes have long been embraced as a less harmful way t


Friday, January 24, 2020David Dhawan urges B'wood actors to support film, TV workers

Mumbai: Filmmaker David Dhawan has urged Bollywood actors to come out and support film and television workers who work in different associations. He also lauded the effort of The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), which is planning to provide accommodation, health and insurance facilities to film and television workers.

Praising the FWICE initiative, Dhawan said: "I have been


Friday, January 24, 2020Anil Kapoor debuts on TikTok

Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor has joined the "fun outlet for creativity" -- TikTok.

The "Welcome" actor is quite active on social media and often takes to different digital platforms to share updates about his projects or to share hilarious videos like the recent one on coffee addiction, which was in response to his "Malang" co-star Disha Patani.

He has now made his debut on TikTok. The app is


Friday, January 24, 2020Shama Sikander: Republic Day is a day to celebrate our nation

Mumbai: Actress Shama Sikander is looking forward to celebrating Republic Day on January 26. She says our biggest strength is our unity in diversity and that has to be preserved at any cost.

"I would like to wish the entire nation a Happy Republic Day. This day is extremely important as it stands for unity in India. I would urge everyone to participate in this and be a part of a flag hoisting


Friday, January 24, 2020Novelty inspires me: Ayushmann Khurrana

Kolkata, Jan 24: Known for portraying ordinary men - often flawed and insecure - with almost no one character being similar to the other, Ayushmann Khuranna says novelty of any kind inspires him.

"Novelty inspires me, any kind, any shape or form. It could be the first attempt in Hindi cinema. That inspires me.

"Any person living a mundane life, 9 to 5, and still motivated to live, that insp


Friday, January 24, 2020Abhishek starts shooting for 'Bob Biswas' in Kolkata

Mumbai, Jan 24: Abhishek Bachhan has started shooting for his upcoming movie "Bob Biswas" in Kolkata. The film is a spin-off of "Kahaani", and features the poker-faced contract killer Bob Biswas from the Vidya Balan-starrer.

Abhishek shared the news on Instagram early on Friday. He posted a photo of a pair of old-fashioned glasses and an old Motorola handset which were used by contract killer


Friday, January 24, 2020Pulwama encounter: Slain terrorist identified as 'most wanted' JeM member from Pakistan

Srinagar, Jan 24: The terrorist, who was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama district on Wednesday, was identified as a Pakistani national affiliated with proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, a senior police officer said on Friday, adding the ultra operated in militancy-infested south Kashmir under code names "Abu Saifullah" and "Abu Qasim".

The officer said the slain ter


Friday, January 24, 20205 members of family injured in car-truck collision in Ramban

Banihal: Five members of a family were injured in a collision between a car and a truck in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district on Friday, officials said.

A Santro, which was on its way to Srinagar from Ramban, collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction due to slippery road conditions at Sherbibi in the Banihal belt of the district, they said.

Five members of a family travellin


Friday, January 24, 2020Netizens troll BJP leader over Bangladeshis eating 'poha'

New Delhi, Jan 24: A statement made by Bhartiya Janata Party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya garnered hilarious trolls and reaction by the tweeple around the country.

Vijayvargiya said that some of the labourers carrying out construction work at his house were likely to be Bangladeshis as they ate only flattened rice -- 'poha'.

With this, 'poha' started trending with 10.5K Tweets, where people


Friday, January 24, 2020Kejriwal holds massive roadshows in west Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 24: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday morning held roadshows in West Delhi's three Assembly constituencies -- Janakpuri, Tilak Nagar and Madipur.

Kejriwal, accompanied by the respective MLA candidates of his party, rode an open jeep and urged people to vote for him.

He was followed by hundreds of party workers, who were dancing on the tune of "Lage raho Kejriwal"


Friday, January 24, 2020Security beefed up ahead of Republic Day in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 24: Security forces in Kashmir will ensure that Republic Day passes on peacefully, IG Kashmir police Vijay Kumar said on Friday.

Speaking at the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium in Srinagar, he said that security has been beefed up and additional arrangements have been made.

He said the police is using modern gadgets for ensuring f


Friday, January 24, 2020Give priority to duty, not rights: PM

New Delhi, Jan 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on giving priority to "duty" and not the "rights".

Modi's remarks came while addressing the recipients of Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2020. "We should give priority to our duty. How long we would give priority to our rights?

"I feel proud that you are aware of your duty for the society and the nation," the Prime Minister said.

Modi lau


Friday, January 24, 2020SC issues notice on implementation of Sec 176 (1A) CrPC

New Delhi, Jan 24: The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre and states on a petition by human rights activist Suhas Chakma for the implementation of Section 176(1A) of the CrPC.

According to the provision, it is mandatory to conduct judicial inquiry in cases of death, disappearance or alleged rape in police, judicial custody.

The plea said securing judicial inquiries into death or dis


Friday, January 24, 2020EC asks Kapil Mishra to reply by Friday on his Pak comment

New Delhi, Jan 24: The Election Commission (EC) has issued a show cause notice to BJP's Model Town Assembly candidate Kapil Mishra for his controversial statement on describing Shaheen Bagh protesters agitating over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as a "mini Pakistan that promotes hatred in the society". The Commission has asked Mishra to reply on F


Friday, January 24, 2020Indian embassy in Beijing cancels Republic Day ceremony due to coronavirus outbreak in China

Beijing, Jan 24: The Indian embassy in China cancelled the Republic Day ceremony in view of the coronavirus outbreak which has killed 25 people and infected over 800 others.

The Indian mission here took to social media to announce the cancelation of the celebrations scheduled for January 26.

"In view of the evolving situation due to the coronavirus outbreak in China as well as the decision


Friday, January 24, 2020Maha govt plans to increase reward for 'Smart Villages'

Mumbai, Jan 24: The rural development department of the Maharashtra government has decided to increase cash prizes given to top villages at taluka and district levels under a scheme and name it after late NCP leader R R Patil.

Rural Development Minister Hasan Mushrif on Thursday said the department will soon move a proposal in this regard before the state cabinet.

The 'Smart Villages' schem


Friday, January 24, 2020Sena questions Centre on democracy ranking drop, economic woes

Mumbai, Jan 24: The Shiv Sena said there have been attempts to muzzle dissenting voices and this is one of the reasons for India slipping in the 2019 Democracy Index's global ranking.

An editorial in Sena mouthpiece "Saamana" said a slowdown in economy gives rise to unrest and instability, and this was getting reflected in the prevailing situation in the country.

"Now (after an economic slo


Friday, January 24, 2020Strong winds likely to improve AQI in Delhi on Friday

New Delhi, Jan 24: There was slight improvement in both the maximum and minimum temperatures in Delhi for the second day. Strong winds expected during the day would affect the air quality positively, Met said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the India Meteorological Department said. The maximum was likely to hover around 22 deg


Friday, January 24, 2020US-Iran tensions may aid Pak get off grey list

New Delhi, Jan 24: Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog for terror funding may remove Pakistan from the punitive "grey list" in its upcoming review meeting.

Sources told IANS that the FATF is "satisfied" with Pakistan's efforts to crack down on terror funding and money laundering, even though Pakistani terrorists have been continually infiltrating into India through the Line


Friday, January 24, 2020Not just Wifi, battery charging is also free: Kejriwal to Shah

New Delhi, Jan 24: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday took a jibe at former BJP President Amit Shah, saying not just Wifi, but battery charging was also free in Delhi as his government was giving free 200 units of electricity.

Kejriwal made the remarks on Shah's statement which he made during a campaign rally on Thursday. Shah had said that while Kejriwal had promised free Wifi to


Friday, January 24, 2020Anyone can claim power after normalcy restores, but I can not sit in house when people suffer in pain: Altaf Bukhari

JAMMU: Asserting that standing up for the people in Jammu and Kashmir in the time of crisis was paramount, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said that his decision to break the five-month-long political logjam in the region was aimed at alleviating the miseries of residents, and not for power.
In an exclusive interview with The News Now, Bukhari-- seen by many as the key force in the future course of


Friday, January 24, 202012 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog

New Delhi, Jan 24: At least 12 trains were delayed due to fog in several parts of northern India on Friday, officials said.

According to northern railway, the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express and the Rewa-Anand Vihar Rewa Express were delayed by four hours and 15 minutes.

The Dibrugarh-Delhi Brahmputra Mail was delayed by four hours, followed by the Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express,


Friday, January 24, 2020Centre to SC: Saying separatists are not bad elements is wrong

New Delhi: The Centre told the Supreme Court it was wrong to say that separatists are not bad elements, while defending the decision to revoke the provisions of Article 370 which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal said various credible books and records establish the raiders trained in combat were sent by Pakistan, as a consequence


Friday, January 24, 2020For people, not power: Bukhari

JAMMU: Asserting that standing up for the people in Jammu and Kashmir in the time of crisis was paramount, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said that his decision to break the five-month-long political logjam in the region was aimed at alleviating the miseries of residents, and not for power.
In an exclusive interview with The News Now, Bukhari-- seen by many as the key force in the future course of


Friday, January 24, 2020370 scrap is now ‘fait accompli’, must be accepted: Centre in SC

'Accession of J&K into Indian Union irreversible’

JAMMU: The abrogation of the provisions of Article 370, which granted special status to erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir, has now become a "fait accompli" leaving sole option to accept the change, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday. Vehemently opposing the contention that Jammu and Kashmir was not integrated with India, the Centre told the top court if that was the case, then there would no


Friday, January 24, 2020Be ready for all contingencies, Army chief tells troops on LoC

Reviews security in hinterland; meets Murmu

JAMMU: On his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after assuming charge as the Indian Army Chief, General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Thursday interacted with the troops deployed on the Line of Control and asked them to remain prepared for all contingencies.
The Army chief also reviewed the prevailing security situation in the hinterland before meeting Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu, with wh


Friday, January 24, 2020SC clears Javed Iqbal Wani for elevation as Judge of J&K HC

JAMMU: Months after his name was rejected by it, the Supreme Court collegium has now approved the proposal for elevation of Advocate Javed Iqabl Wani as judge to J&K High Court.
The collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, approved Wani’s elevation from the advocate quota.
His proposal was earlier withheld for clearance with sources citing strong opposition from Centre for Wani, w


Friday, January 24, 2020Disgraced DySP among five granted 15-day NIA custody

JAMMU: Suspended Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Davinder Singh, who was arrested while allegedly transporting two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, was produced in a special NIA court on Thursday, which sent him to 15-day NIA custody along with four co-accused.
The suspended officer was produced in the special NIA court along with the two terrorists—Syed Naveed Mushtaq Shah alias


Friday, January 24, 2020Murmu reassures land, jobs protection in J&K

JAMMU: Seeking to allay apprehensions around the domicile rights of people of Jammu and Kashmir, Lt Governor G C Murmu on Thursday assured protection of land and jobs subject to certain exceptions in the Union Territory.
He also said around 1,000 development projects have been completed in the UT in the last 18 months and an equal number would be completed soon.
"There have been certain apprehe


Friday, January 24, 2020ACB enhancing admin efficiency, JKP’s role exemplary: MoS Reddy

SRINAGAR: Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy Thursday said that establishment of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Jammu and Kashmir would directly benefit people and reduce the gulf between them and the government.
Reddy, who was among a number of union ministers separately visiting different areas of Kashmir on the sixth day of the Centre's public outreach programme, also appreciate


Friday, January 24, 2020Release political detainees on R-day: former ministers urge govt

Only PDP president has power to expel anyone: Mir

JAMMU: Two prominent Kashmiri leaders on Thursday advocated the release of all political detainees, including three former chief ministers, as a goodwill gesture on the Republic day.
Ghulam Hassan Mir and Mohammad Dilawar Mir, both former ministers, also demanded the restoration of broadband services to mediapersons and traders besides compensation to those involved in the agriculture and hortic


Friday, January 24, 2020Lt Gen Y K Joshi appointed next NAC

JAMMU: Lt Gen YK Joshi has been appointed commander of the strategically crucial Northern Command which takes care of overall security scenario along the border with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir as well as with China in Ladakh.
Lt Gen Joshi, with vast experience of anti-terror operations in Kashmir, succeeds Lt Gen Ranbir Singh who retires from service on January 31.
Lt Gen Joshi is currently


Friday, January 24, 2020Traffic resumes on NH after two days

JAMMU: One-way traffic resumed on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Thursday after remaining suspended for the past two days due to snowfall and multiple landslides in Ramban sector.
The traffic on the highway was allowed from Srinagar to Jammu this morning after the road was cleared of snow and landslide debris, a traffic department official said.
The highway, the only all-weather road li


Friday, January 24, 2020Corporator alleges assault in SMC meeting, Mayor denies

SRINAGAR: The meeting hall of Srinagar Municipal Corporation turned into a fighting ground on Thursday after the Corporators had a scuffle during the meeting, resulting in grievous injuries to one of the Corporators.

While the injured corporator alleged he was beaten by the supporter of Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu, the political advisor to Mattu denied that any scuffle broke out at the meeting hal


Friday, January 24, 2020Dead Legislative Council invoked to question J&K’s re-organisation

SRINAGAR: The J&K Legislative Council may be no more but its existence before October 31 has been invoked to challenge the re-organisation of Jammu & Kashmir.
One of the grounds invoked by several petitioners to question bifurcation of J&K is why the views of Legislative Council were not sought when it is mandatory under the constitution of India to seek views of legislature of a state affected


Friday, January 24, 2020J&K to get own NDRF battalion

SRINAGAR: The newly-created Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir will get its own National Disaster Response Force battalion to help in rescue and relief operations during natural calamities.
According to details, the Assam Rifles will raise four NDRF battalions, one each in J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the NCR region.
J&K has seen a series of calamities over the last two decades.


Friday, January 24, 2020Issues with Pak bilateral, asserts India

NEW DELHI: Ahead of a possible India visit of US President Donald Trump, who again offered to "help" in resolving the Kashmir issue, New Delhi on Thursday categorically ruled out any role for a third party, asserting that any issue between India and Pakistan should be resolved bilaterally.
India's reiteration on the Kashmir issue came after Trump while addressing the media with Pakistan Prime Mi


Friday, January 24, 2020SSG harassing me, alleges Iltija Mufti

SRINAGAR: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti's daughter Iltija Mufti on Thursday alleged that she was being "harassed" by her security detail, SSG, and said the Home Ministry should focus its resources on matters of grave importance rather than "stalking young women like me".
She also alleged that she was constantly being monitored by the SSG, IB and CID in the valley.
"After being manhandled & illegally


Thursday, January 23, 2020 Giriraj Singh calls for tapping of livestock potential in JK

Assures full central support in promotion of the progressive sector

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Giriraj Singh today said that the Central Government will make concerted efforts to tap the huge potential for live stock development in Jammu and Kashmir with special focus on increasing wool production in Kashmir valley and potential areas of Jammu region.

"Livestock development has huge employment potential


Thursday, January 23, 2020216 Excise deptt officials placed in JK Taxes department

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: After abolition of the Toll Posts and the redundancy of Entertainment Wings in J&K, following subsumption of Entertainment Tax in Goods and Services Tax (GST) post GST implementation in J&K, the government has placed all the 216 officials of Excise department in the J&K Taxes Department, against different vacancies.
In first such instance, two separate orders, placing the ser


Thursday, January 23, 2020JK Taxes Department set to register 20% growth in tax collection by end of 2019-20

JAMMU, Jan 23: The Jammu and Kashmir Taxes Department is all set to register 20 per cent growth in tax collection by the end of financial year 2019-2020.
This information was given here today during a review meeting of State Taxes Department chaired here today by Financial Commissioner, Finance, Dr.Arun Kumar Mehta. It was revealed that J&K is targeting the growth of 20% in few heads of tax c


Thursday, January 23, 2020Public Outreach programme: Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti affirms ‘Every house to have tapped water by 2021’

REASI, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Rural Development, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's two day extensive tour of Reasi district concluded here today with her visit to Sujandhar and surrounding panchayats of block Bhomag under Union Government’s public outreach programme.
At a public meeting held at Government High School Sujandhar, the Union MoS interacted with the prominent citizens and re


Thursday, January 23, 2020MoS Steel, MoS Social Justice & Empowerment visit Poonch

Inaugurate development works; hold Public Outreach Program at Ajote, Mandi

POONCH, JANARY 23: Union Minister of State for Steel, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Union Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar today inaugurated public projects and listened to issues of locals at separate Public outreach camps, as they arrived on two day visit to this Border District.
The MoS Steel laid foundation stone of Rural HAAT at Ajote. The upcoming facilit


Thursday, January 23, 2020Public Outreach programme : Rameswar Teli visits Ramban, inaugurates Rs 2.82 cr girls hostel

RAMBAN, JANUARY, 23: As part of public outreach programme launched by the Centre Government for the Union Territory of J&K, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Rameswar Teli today visited Ramban and addressed a mammoth gathering at Kanthi.
Deputy Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan, SSP, Anita Sharma, Director Horticulture, Raj Kumar Katoch, senior officers, BDC Chairpersons, P


Thursday, January 23, 2020With terrorism dying, government focused on development of J&K: Som Parkash

Listens to people’s issues at Reasi

REASI, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Som Parkash today listened to people’s issues, while chairing a public meeting, here at village Thanpal of block Thakrakote.
BDC Chairman, of block Thakrakote, Rajinder Singh, BDC Chairperson, block Jij, Shareefa Begum, Sarpanchs, Panchs and a large number of locals of twin blocks interacted with the Union Minister and proj


Thursday, January 23, 2020Centre's public outreach programme

Union Minister visits Bishnah, assesses public issues

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Railways, Suresh C. Angadi, today had an exhaustive tour of Bishnah to take stock of public grievances, as part of centre government's public outreach programme.
Union MoS interacted with various deputations and civil society members of Bishnah block, who projected their demands and problems seeking an early redressal of the same.
Transport Commi


Thursday, January 23, 2020Sarita reviews functioning of Pollution Control Board

23 units producing non-biodegradable items closed: PCB

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: Commissioner Secretary Department of Forest, Environment & Ecology, Sarita Chauhan today reviewed the functioning of Pollution Control Board, here at a meeting.
The meeting was attended by Chairman, PCB Suresh Chugh; Member Secretary, B.M. Sharma; Special Secretary (Technical), Forest Department, Parveen Raghav; Regional Director, PCB, Jammu, Dr. Syed Nadeem Hussain; Regi


Thursday, January 23, 2020Samagra Shiksha releases stipend worth Rs 43 lakh for CWSN Girls

Hirdesh lauds efforts of Samagra Shiksha towards welfare of J&K's children

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: As part of Inclusive Education intervention of Samagra Shiksha, the Directorate of Samagra Shiksha released Rs. 42,96,000 as stipend to 3,580 CWSN girls through Direct Benefit Transfer mode here today.
State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, Dr. Arun Manhas, while interacting with media persons, revealed that under Inclusive Education intervention, Directorate had disbursed


Thursday, January 23, 2020J&K Police force has successfully faced uphill tasks: MoS Home

JKP is ready to fight and face any challenge: DGP

Srinagar, 23 January: Minister of State Home Shri G. K. Reddy visited Police Training School Manigam last evening. During his visit MoS Home addressed the darbar of officers, jawans and trainees. He was accompanied by the Advisor to the Hon’ble Lt Governor J&K Shri R. R. Bhatnagar and the Director-General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh. On his arrival, the visiting dignitary was given a ceremonial


Thursday, January 23, 2020Union MoS Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Lt Governor attend Public Outreach Programme

Inaugurate augmented Miran Sahib Power Grid Station

Jammu, January 23: Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu attended the Public Outreach Programme held at Miran Sahib here today.
Sh. Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Sh. Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Secretary to Government, Horticulture department; Ms. Sushma Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner Jammu ; Chairp


Thursday, January 23, 2020Chief of the Army Staff meets Lt Governor

Jammu, January 23: Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today. He was accompanied by Lt. General Ranbir Singh, Army Commander Northern Command. It was his maiden visit to J&K after becoming the Chief of the Army Staff.
The Lt Governor and the Army Chief discussed several important inter-related issues concerning effec


Thursday, January 23, 2020J&K Gaddi Sabha calls on Lt Governor

Jammu, January 23: A delegation of J&K Gaddi Sabha today called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.
The delegation led by Sh. Kuldeep Kumar projected various issues and demands pertaining to the welfare of the Gaddi and Sippi community including establishment of Gaddi and Sippi Board, removal of anomalies in implementation of Schedule Tribes status, educational


Thursday, January 23, 2020Debate competition on BBBP organized at GCW Parade

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: State Resource Centre for Women, Social Welfare Department in collaboration with NSS of Government College for Women Parade today organized debate and signature campaign on Beti Bachao Beti Padao to celebrate the National Girl Child Week.
Twelve students participated in the debate competition and highlighted the need of celebrating National Girl Child Week.
State Mission Di


Thursday, January 23, 2020Training programme on GP Fund Rules (Central Services) held at J&K Funds Organisation

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: A four day training programme on General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules begins today at J&K Funds Organisation, Jammu.
The training programme is held in collaboration with the office of Accountant General (A&E), J&K and Ladakh. Fayaz Ahmed Lone, Director General Funds Organisation, Iffikhaar Chowhan, Director Accounts and Treasuries, Jammu, Bharti Sambyal, Joint Dir


Thursday, January 23, 2020Campus placement drive held at GCET Jammu

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: Government College of Engineering and Technology, Chak Bhalwal, Jammu today organised the campus placement drive of LIDO LEARNING for the 2020 graduate students. LIDO LEARNING is an ED- TECH company revolutionizing the formal classroom education through a unique and immersive online classroom for impactful learning.
The final year students of Computer Engineering, Civil Engi


Thursday, January 23, 2020DC Kathua flags off BBBP rally of ASHA, Anganwari workers

KATHUA, JANUARY 23: Deputy Commissioner, O P Bhagat today flagged off a rally cum door to door campaign of ASHA Workers and Anganwadi Workers under Beti Bacho Beti Padhao programme from DC Office Complex as part of week long campaign.
District Programme Officer ICDS, Ritu Mahajan, District Social Welfare Officer, Abdul Raheem, Chief Education Officer, District Planning Education Officer, Child D


Thursday, January 23, 2020ADC Bhaderwah finalizes R-Day arrangements

BHADARWAH, JANUARY 23:- Additional Deputy Commissioner Bhaderwah, Rakesh Kumar today convened a meeting to finalize the arrangements for the celebration of upcoming Republic Day-2020.
Discussions regarding security, first aid, sanitation, fire and emergency services, seating arrangements, power & water supply and issuance of invitation cards were finalized during the meeting.
All the concerne


Thursday, January 23, 2020DDC Kishtwar holds public outreach program at Palmar

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 23: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana today convened a public grievances redressal camp at Palmar and listened to public issues at their door steps.
Block Development Council Chairman, Palmar Lalita Devi, Joint Director Planning, Mohd Iqbal; Assistant Commissioner Development, Kishore Singh Katoch, ALC Kishtwar, Anoop Kumar, DSWO, Tariq Parvez, Tehsildar Ki


Thursday, January 23, 2020ACR Ramban flags off farmers’ tours

RAMBAN, JANUARY 23: Assistant Commissioner Revenue Dhirendra Sharma flagged off a group of 50 progressive farmers belong to the organic cluster of Gandhri, Kabbi and Billawat of district Ramban to SUKAST Jammu.
Chief Agriculture Officer Ramban, MG Singh besides other agriculture officers/officials were present on the occasion.
ACR said that the objective of this programme is to introduce and


Thursday, January 23, 2020Power shutdown

JAMMU JANUARY 23: Chief Engineer (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu has informed that to execute maintenance work on urgent basis, the shutdown of 33 KV Ranjan-Sarote Line is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Rabta, Mathwar, Sarote, Ranjan, Mawa and adjoining areas will remain affected on January 24 from 9 am to 4 pm.


Thursday, January 23, 2020New courses being introduced in Islamia College, Srinagar

Pre-admission counseling sessions on February 1, 3 & 4

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 23: The Islamia College of Science and Commerce (ICSC), Srinagar today announced the introduction of a slew of Honours, integrated PG and PG programmes from the current academic session.
According to the handout issued by the Principal ICSC, Prof. Sheikh Aijaz Bashir, the honours courses being introduced are Economics, Nano-Science & Nano-Technology, Zoology, Botany and Chemist


Thursday, January 23, 2020DC Budgam visits SDH Magam, Beerwah

BUDGAM, JANUARY 23: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai toady conducted a surprise visit of Sub-District Hospitals in Magam and Beerwah to take firsthand appraisal of health facilities being provided to patients, there.
He visited various wards including OPD, Operation Theater, Gynae wards and interacted with the patients and sought feedback from them about the quality of serv


Thursday, January 23, 2020National LokAdalat at Pulwama on Feb08

PULWAM, JANUARY 23: According to Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Pulwama, a National Lok Adalat will be held in the district court complex on February 8, 2020.
Cases pertaining to bank recovery, criminal compoundable offences, labour disputes, family disputes, land acquisition cases and other cases pertaining to public utility services will be taken up for adjudication.
All the


Thursday, January 23, 2020DC Pulwama continues public outreach through ‘phone-in’ program

PULWAM, JANUARY 23: Scores of people from different areas of the Pulwama particularly from far-flung areas today projected their demands and issues pertaining to PDD, PHE, R&B, MC, RDD and other departments during Phone-in Program.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama,DrRaghav Langer received phone calls in presence of ADC Pulwama,Altaf Ahmad Khan, Assistant Commissioner Revenue and otheroffic


Thursday, January 23, 2020Haj 2020: J&K Haj Committee invites online application for Khadim-ul-Hujjaj

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 23: Executive Officer, J&K Haj Committee has invited online applications from eligible Muslim employees of Government, Public sector units, Statutory Bodies for nomination as Khadim-ul-Hujjaj for Haj 2020.
The applicant must be a permanent resident of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He/she must be in the age group of 25-55 years as on May 31, 2020, must have performed either haj o


Thursday, January 23, 2020 ‘Bal Sahitya Purskar’ presented to Naji Manawar at Shopian

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 23:Prestigious children’s literature award of National Academy of letters, Sahitya Akademi New Delhi (Bal Sahitya Purskar of 2019) was presented to noted Kashmiri poet, writer and historian, Naji Manawar at his native place Shopian today.
The award was presented to Naji by Dr. Aziz Hajini, Convener Northern Regional Board Sahitya Academy, New Delhi and Choudhary Mohammed Yasin


Thursday, January 23, 2020Hazrat Syed Noor Shah SahebWaliBagdadi’s (RA)urs

DC Kulgam reviews arrangements

KULGAM, JANUARY23: Deputy Commissioner (DC)Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today chaired a meeting to review arrangements for urs of sufi saint Hazrat Syed Noor Shah Saheb Wali Bagdadi (RA)which is being celebrated at Waltengoo Kund.
The ursis commencing from January 26 and will conclude on February 03.
ADC Kulgam, ACR, CMO, Executive Engineer of PDD and officers of Fire &Emergency Services, Dist


Thursday, January 23, 2020Rohella lays foundation stone of Academic Block at GDC Magam

BUDGAM, JANUARY 23: Secretary, Higher Education, Talat Parvez Rohella today laid foundation stone of the Academic Block at Government Degree College (GDC), Magam.
District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganaie, SDM Beerwah Aijaz Ahmad Wadoo, Principal GDC Magam Dr Ruhi Jan were also present on the occasion.
The Secretary impressed upon the concerned to ensure timely completio


Thursday, January 23, 2020Several deputations meet Union Minister Reddy at Ganderbal

‘Govt committed to all round development of JK’

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy today met scores of public deputations and individuals from different areas of the district who called on him here today.
Deputations which met the Union Minister included District Fruit Growers Association, District Traders Federation, BDCs, District Transport Association, Councilors, Development Forum Ganderbal,


Thursday, January 23, 2020Role of JK Police exemplary: Reddy

Interacts with Trainees, Jawans at PTS Manigam

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy today paid a visit to Police Training School Manigam where he had an interaction with trainees and Jawans of District Police Ganderbal.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh, DDC Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan, SSP Ganderbal Khal


Thursday, January 23, 2020Establishment of ACB to benefit people, enhance administrative efficiency: Reddy

E-inaugurates several dev projects in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy Thursday said that establishment of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Jammu and Kashmir would directly benefit people and reduce the gulf between them and the government.
The Union Minister was addressing a function here today in connection with central government’s outreach programme. The Union Minister assured that th


Thursday, January 23, 202050 bedded AYUSH hospitals to be setup in every district of J&K: Shripad Nayak

Inaugurates projects worth Rs 11.73 cr in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, JANUARY 23: To promote alternate medicine health care in J&K, Union Minister of State for AYUSH and Defense, Shripad Nayak today said that 50 bedded hospitals at a cost of Rs 12 crore would be setup in every district. He also said Gulmarg, Patnitop, Pahalgam hill stations would be promoted as AYUSH medical tourism destinations.


Thursday, January 23, 2020Ravi Shankar Prasad visits Baramulla

Inaugurates Indoor Sports Stadium, Bharatnet facility in 38 panchayat halqas, distributed laptops, cheques among beneficiaries

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 23: Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad today inaugurated Indoor Sports stadium Baramulla constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 7 crore. He also participated in various activities meant for overall welfare and socio-economic development of the district.
The Minister visited the district as part of the public outreach programme init


Thursday, January 23, 2020I-League: Mohun Bagan extend lead at top of table with easy win

Imphal, Jan 23 (IANS) Mohun Bagan registered an emphatic 3-0 victory away from home against Neroca FC at the Khuman Lampak Stadium on Thursday to extend their lead at the top of the table to six points in an I-League encounter.

Nongdamba Naorem broke the deadlock in the 27th minute before creating the second goal for Papa Diawara in the 53rd minute.

Substitute Komron Tursunov added the thir


Thursday, January 23, 2020Dhoni, J'khand CM inaugurate new facilities at JSCA

Ranchi, Jan 23 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and former India captain M.S. Dhoni have inaugurated new facilities at the Jharkhand Cricket Association Stadium (JSCA).

On Wednesday evening, Dhoni and Soren inaugurated the solar power system, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, C3 Fitness Club, and The Uptown Cafe at the JSCA complex.

Both of them tried out some dishes at the new rest


Thursday, January 23, 2020T20 World Cup 2021 qualification process confirmed

Dubai, Jan 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed the qualification process for the additional ICC Mens T20 World Cup that will take place in 2021 in India.

The 16-team T20 World Cup 2021, which replaces a previously scheduled eight-team ICC Champions Trophy, will see 11 regional qualification events take place across the five ICC regions (Africa, Americas, Asi


Thursday, January 23, 2020IPL: Rob Cassell appointed Rajasthan Royals fast bowling coach

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals have appointed former Australian fast bowler Rob Cassell as their new fast bowling coach for the upcoming 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Steffan Jones, who worked with the Royals in the fast bowling coaching capacity for the 2019 IPL edition, will continue to work with the franchise, but now as a development coach during the off-season.


Thursday, January 23, 2020Indian TT teams a win away from securing Olympic berths

Gondomar (Portugal), Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded victories against Luxembourg and Sweden respectively in the Team Qualifier on Thursday.

A quarterfinal finish will ensure qualification for the Tokyo Olympics. India has never made it as a team in Olympic history.

It was S


Thursday, January 23, 2020Kohli fantastic but lucky as well: Razzaq

Lahore, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has termed Virat Kohli as a "fantastic player" without a doubt, but believes the Indian skipper is "lucky" as he gets full support from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

"He (Virat Kohli) is a fantastic player and there is no doubt about it. However, he is lucky as the BCCI supports him well and instills the confide


Thursday, January 23, 2020Iyer 'focussed' ahead of NZ litmus test

Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) Determined to further cement his place as India's limited overs No.4 batsman, Shreyas Iyer will look to be among runs in New Zealand and underline his adaptability away from home and in tough conditions.

On the eve of India's first T20I, the 25-year old was a picture of concentration as he posted a picture of him batting at the nets with the caption: "Focussed".



Thursday, January 23, 2020Need to handle pressure better this time at T20 WC: Harmanpreet

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday echoed head coach W.V Raman in saying that handling pressure would be the key as they look to win the Women's T20 World Cup in Australia, a feat they came close to but could not achieve in the last two global showpieces.

India made a semi-final exit from the last T20 World Cup and in the previous ODI World Cup, they had finished


Thursday, January 23, 2020T20 WC prep continues as India face NZ at Eden Park

Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) Buoyed by their emphatic series win over Australia, Team India will now go ahead with their T20 World Cup preparations when they face New Zealand in the first T20I of the five-match series at the Eden Park on Friday.

India's World Cup dreams ended agonisingly at the hands of the Kiwis in the semi-final last July where they suffered a crushing defeat in Manchester. With


Thursday, January 23, 2020Sania Mirza exits Australian Open with calf injury

Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza's campaign at the Australian Open came to an abrupt end on Thursday after she retired mid-way into her women's doubles first-round match with an injury.

Mirza and her Ukranian partner Nadiia Kichenok were trailing 0-1 in the second set against the Chinese pair of Xinyun Han and Lin Zhu when the Indian was forced to retire due to a calf in


Thursday, January 23, 2020Sensex jumps up 270 points as oil prices dip

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The Sensex closed 271 points higher on Thursday after three consecutive days of decline, primarily owing to the fall in oil prices.

Brent futures fell to their lowest in seven weeks on concerns that the virus outbreak in China may dent fuel demand.

Sensex closed 271 points higher at 41,386.40 while the Nifty closed at 12,179.90, up by 73 points. All the sectors ended i


Thursday, January 23, 2020SHARP Corp expects major push in Indian market with PCI tech

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Japanese technology and appliances major SHARP Corporation expects a major push in India from the Plasmacluster Ion (PCI)technology featuring in its appliances, which enables them to identify and remove toxic air pollutants.

Indian Institutes of Technology, Delhi have verifed the company's Plasmacluster Ion (PCI) technology.

The technology is a significant feature i


Thursday, January 23, 2020USITC to review parts of initial order on M&M Roxor

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) on Thursday said that the US International Trade Commission (USITC) will review part of the initial determination on the complaint filed by Fiat Chrysler Automobile ANV, including that on the infringement of the trade dress of Jeep.

In November, an administrative law judge of the USITC found that the Roxor model of Mahindra violates the "tra


Thursday, January 23, 2020MG Motors' launches electric internet SUV 'ZS EV' in India

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Morris Garages (MG) Motor India on Thursday launched an electric internet SUV, 'ZS EV' at a starting price of Rs 20.88 lakh.

The inaugural price of the car was Rs 19.88 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), for customers who had booked the car before January 17 midnight.

The ZS EV Excite is now available for Rs 20.88 lakh while the ZS EV Exclusive is available for Rs 23.58


Thursday, January 23, 2020AI to replace 69% of manager's workload by 2024: Gartner

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies such as virtual personal assistants and chatbots will replace almost 69 per cent of the manager's workload by 2024, according to a prediction by research and advisory firm Gartner on Thursday.

"The role of manager will see a complete overhaul in the next four years," Helen Poitevin, Research Vice-President at Gartner,


Thursday, January 23, 2020Relief to consumers as petrol, diesel get cheaper

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Fuel prices dipped further on Thursday after slump in international crude oil rates following the outbreak of coronavirus in China. The price of petrol was cut by 17 paise and that of diesel by 19 paise a litre across all major cities on Thursday.

The petrol now costs Rs 74.65 a litre in Delhi, Rs 80.25 a litre in Mumbai, Rs 77.25 a litre in Kolkata and Rs 77.54 a litr


Thursday, January 23, 2020Unemployment at 45-year high, says Youth Congress

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) here on Thursday launched a nationwide campaign to highlight rising unemployment, give a voice to young Indians, and also sought a national register of unemployed (NRU).

The campaign was launched by Krishna Allavaru, in-charge of the IYC, and IYC chief Srinivas B.V.

Saying it in a slogan '45 saalon main pehli baar, desh main sabse zya


Thursday, January 23, 2020Minorities vote for parties which can defeat BJP: Pawar

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) In a potentially controversial statement, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Thursday said that the "minorities" decide whom to defeat or elect in the elections.

"In the last (2019) Maharashtra assembly elections, Muslims rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party... In rural areas, not a single Muslim voted for BJP (candidates)," Pawar said, addressing the NCP


Thursday, January 23, 2020Jagan in a dilemma over three capitals move

Amaravati, Jan 23 (IANS) With the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council Chairman referring the bills relating to the development of three state capitals to a select committee, the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government is finding itself in a dilemma over the issue.

A day after Council Chairman Mohammed Ahmed Shariff dealt a huge blow to the government by referring the bills to a select committee, YSR C


Thursday, January 23, 2020Trolled, BJP's Bagga says diploma from Taiwan

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Hari Nagar Assembly candidate Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, here on Thursday, refuted the allegations that he did diploma in the National Development Course from the National Defence University (NDU) in China, and said he did one-month course from Taiwan along with the representative from 18 countries.

The clarification has come after the


Thursday, January 23, 2020Man murders children, wife; tries to commit suicide

Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) A father of two after allegedly murdering his children and his wife tried to commit suicide by jumping before a running train here on Thursday, the police said.

However, he sustained grievous injuries and is undergoing treatment at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) here.

According to the police, Sanjay Arora, who runs a bakery in S


Thursday, January 23, 2020At Lit Fest, actress Nandita Das opposes CAA, NRC

Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The controversial CAA and NRC issues reverbated at the Jaipur Literature Festival here as Bollywood actress and director Nandita Das on Thursday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens and urged the people to raise their voice against these issues.

Addressing the media in the inaugural day of the Festival, she said: "India is a secula


Thursday, January 23, 2020644 militants surrender in Assam

Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) As many as 644 militants, belonging to eight banned outfits of Assam, laid down their arms in the presence of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, here on Thursday.

The insurgents belonged to ULFA(I), NDFB, RNLF, KLO, CPI(Maoist), NSLA, ADF and NLFB.

While 50 surrenderees belonged to the ULFA (Independence), eight were from the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (ND


Thursday, January 23, 2020Sonia, Priyanka visit Amethi, meet families of accident victims

Amethi, Jan 23 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Thursday, reached Amethi to meet the families of six persons of a family who died in a road mishap.

The Gandhis made an unscheduled trip to Bharetha village in Amethi and met the bereaved family who had lost their family members, including the former village head, in the mishap.

The a


Thursday, January 23, 2020Sunny but cold morning in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 23: Kashmir witnessed a sunny but cold morning as the minimum temperature at most places in the valley dropped on Thursday, even as Gulmarg and few other areas in the higher reaches experienced fresh light snowfall overnight, weather officials said

Few areas in the higher reaches of Kashmir, including the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in the north, received fresh light snowfall d


Thursday, January 23, 2020Security tightened in J-K ahead of R-Day

Jammu, Jan 23: Amid intelligence inputs about presence of terrorists across the border, a multi-layered security apparatus has been put in place to ensure peaceful Republic Day celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor G C Murmu will take the salute at the Maulana Azad Stadium here, the main venue of the Republic Day function in the newly created Union Te


Thursday, January 23, 2020World Archery lifts suspension of India

Lausanne, Jan 23: World Archery conditionally lifted the suspension of the Archery Association of India (AAI) following elections that were held in New Delhi last week.

The AAI had been suspended since August 5, 2019, with Indian athletes only allowed to compete under a neutral flag at events that directly affected their qualification chances for the Olympics.

With the uplifting of the susp


Thursday, January 23, 20202 drug peddlers arrested in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 23: Two drug peddlers were arrested with banned psychotropic substances from Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Thursday.

The police officers at a checkpoint, established near Budgam's Kawoosa area, intercepted a vehicle bearing chassis number D97761 and arrested two drug peddlers. They have been identified as Nazir Ahmad Khan and Ashiq Ahmad Shergojre and both are said to be


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pak lawyers' body asks its Ahmadiyya members to renounce their faith

New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 23: Islamabad's largest lawyers' body has made it mandatory for all its members to declare their faith in the finality of the last Prophet of Islam, with an aim to target the lawyers of the particular minority sect in Pakistan.

Sources in Islamabad said the newly elected Islamabad Bar Association has asked its members to submit an affidavit to declare their faith by Ja


Thursday, January 23, 2020Sessions Judge hearing Nirbhaya case transferred

New Delhi, Jan 23: The sessions judge who recently issued death warrants against the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case has been transferred.

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora has been transferred to the Supreme Court as Additional Registrar on deputation basis for one year, a letter sent by Registrar General, Delhi High Court, to the District Judg


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pakistan says trade with India plunges significantly

Islamabad, Jan 23: Pakistan's central bank has said that trade between Islamabad and New Delhi plummeted significantly this fiscal, apparently due to the ongoing tensions with India over the Kashmir issue.

The State Bank of Pakistan data in the first half of 2019-20 fiscal starting from July 1 showed that Pakistan's exports to India during the period came in at an insignificant USD 16.8 millio


Thursday, January 23, 2020One-way traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar NH after two days

Jammu, Jan 23: One-way traffic resumed on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Thursday after remaining suspended for the past two days due to snowfall and multiple landslides in Ramban sector, a traffic department official said.

The traffic on the highway was allowed from Srinagar to Jammu this morning after the road was cleared of snow and landslide debris, he said.

The highway, the onl


Thursday, January 23, 2020Odisha pays tribute to Netaji, Veer Surendra Sai

Bhubaneswar, Jan 23: Odisha paid rich tribute to freedom fighters Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary and Veer Surendra Sai on his 211th birth anniversary.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik offered floral tributes to Netaji at his statue in Cuttack, the birthplace of the legendary leader. Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal also paid floral tribute to Bose.

"Tributes to brave son of


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pulwama CASO: Operation resumes, 2 security personnel, militant killed so far

Srinagar, Jan 23: With the first light on Thursday morning, security forces resumed Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.

So far, a soldier and jawan of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police were killed while a soldier was injured in the encounter which ensued when security forces launched CASO at village Zantarag in


Thursday, January 23, 2020Two held with illegal liquor in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 23: The Delhi Excise Department has busted a gang and held two people for supplying non-duty paid liquor (NDPL) in a south-Delhi farm house, officials said on Thursday.

According to Alok Kumar, ACP Excise, information was received that a party was going on and illegal liquor and NDPL were being served in a farm house at Bhati Mines here.

"On this information, raid was conduct


Thursday, January 23, 2020411 nominations rejected, 3 withdrawn for Delhi polls

New Delhi, Jan 23: As many as 411 nominations were rejected and three were withdrawn as of Thursday, after the nominations for February 8 elections in Delhi ended and the scrutiny was held on Wednesday.

According to the Election Commission, 1,029 candidates had filed 1,528 nominations for the 70 assembly constituencies here.

On Tuesday, the last day of filing papers, 806 nominations were fi


Thursday, January 23, 2020BJP's J&K outreach is vote bank politics: Iltija Mufti

Srinagar, Jan 23: Iltija Mufti, daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has said that the ongoing visit of Union Ministers to the Union Territory was just the BJP's vote bank politics "aimed at regaining lost ground".

She said a genuine outreach could have been done with the restoration of the Internet services, releasing of political prisoners, speaking to the civi


Thursday, January 23, 2020Three ex-CMs, over 20 other leaders remain under detention, Internet remains suspended

SRINAGAR: Three former Chief Ministers Dr Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti besides about 20 other ex ministers and legislators and leaders of different political parties remained under detention since August 5.

Internet service of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Broadband, remained suspended in the Kashmir valley since August 5, wh


Thursday, January 23, 2020Men in homes, pushed women and kids out on streets to protest against CAA: Yogi

Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday criticised the ongoing protests against the new citizenship law, saying it is "shameful" that the men sitting in the comfort of their homes have sent the women and children out on the streets to agitate.

Addressing a rally in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Kanpur, Adityanath said, "These people do not have courag


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pakistan 'spews venom', takes to hate speech like fish takes to water: India at UN

United Nations, Jan 23: India has slammed Pakistan for "spewing venom and false narratives" of monumental proportions in the United Nations, saying it takes to hate speech like fish takes to water and "obfuscates" the international community from the truth as Islamabad yet again raked up the Kashmir issue at the world body.

Pakistan consistently rakes up the Kashmir issue at various UN platfor


Thursday, January 23, 2020PM pays homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

New Delhi, Jan 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary.

"India will always remain grateful to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for his bravery and indelible contribution to resisting colonialism. He stood up for the progress and well-being of his fellow Indians," Prime Minister tweeted.

He also wrote: "On 23rd Janu


Thursday, January 23, 2020Blasts rock Imphal ahead of Republic day

Imphal, Jan 23: Twin blasts at the heart of the city sent shockwaves ahead of the Republic day here today.

Two IEDs blasted at the same time at RIMS road around 0500 hours. However, no one was injured.

The sound could be heard till a long distance as the IEDs were powerful.

Many shops near the road were badly damaged. Imphal West police personnel rushed in and cordoned off the area. Mass


Thursday, January 23, 20208 injured in Delhi school bus collision

New Delhi, Jan 23: Seven children and a 55-year-old teacher were injured when a school bus here collided with a cluster bus and overturned, officials said.

The bus was heading to Salwan Public School in Old Rajinder Nagar when the accident took place in Narayana.

"A fire call was received at 7.10 a.m. that a school bus collided with a cluster bus in Narayana area near the fire station," Del


Thursday, January 23, 2020Youth Congress to launch 'National Register of Unemployment'

New Delhi, Jan 23: To counter the BJP narrative on National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), youth congress is going to start a campaign to highlight the growing unemployment in India by demanding a 'National Register of Unemployed'.

The name of the register has been given NRU.

Youth Congress president B.V. Shrinivas said, "Indian Youth Congress is launchin


Thursday, January 23, 2020Himachal reels under severe cold wave

Shimla, Jan 23: Large parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold wave on Thursday, with the minimum temperature staying below freezing point, the weather bureau said. However, the weather will largely remain dry till Sunday.

The state capital Shimla saw the night temperature at 0.7 degree Celsius.

Popular destination Manali, which is marooned in snow cover, recorded a low of minus 4


Thursday, January 23, 2020Leadership can't always be determined by results: Kohli

Auckland: India captain Virat Kohli has said that as a leader of his team, his focus is to take the team forward and not worry too much about the results as they don't always determine the leadership qualities of a person.

Team India is currently in New Zealand where they would be kicking off the tour with the five-match T20I series beginning Friday at the Eden Park.

"One thing that I have


Thursday, January 23, 2020Bigg Boss 13: Akanksha breaks up with housemate Paras?

Mumbai: Paras Chhabra's girlfriend Akanksha Puri has reportedly decided to break up with the "Bigg Boss 13" contestant.

Paras and Akanksha's love life had come under the scanner for a while now, ever since he started getting too close for comfort with housemate Mahira Sharma on the show. So far, Akanksha had chosen to ignore Paras-Mahira's mushy antics and had been supportive of her boyfriend.


Thursday, January 23, 2020Naseeruddin Shah is 'frustrated': Anupam Kher's retort to 'clown' jibe

Mumbai: Actor Naseeruddin Shah called his industry colleague Anupam Kher a "clown" earlier, and now the latter has responded to the jibe saying Shah is a "frustrated" man despite of all the acclaim he has won.

In an interview with The Wire earlier in the day, Shah opened up about the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and said his fellow actor Kher, who has been "very vocal" in


Thursday, January 23, 2020#VicKat? Vicky & Katrina trigger off social media buzz

Mumbai: Is it game on really, for VicKat? Fans of Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif on social media would love to think so.

Vicky and Katrina have been spotted together at quite a few parties over the past few months, including filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar's birthday party last week.

While the buzz of a rumoured relationship has been doing the rounds of the gossip grapevine for a while now, the m


Thursday, January 23, 2020Soha Ali Khan: Health is number one on my priority list

Mumbai: Soha Ali Khan says taking care of health is number one on her priority list.

"There is a saying that health is wealth, so health comes number one my priority list. If you don't feel good and if you don't take your health seriously then it's very difficult to be happy, to be productive and to enjoy your life. I feel staying healthy is important for your career, family or anything -- esp


Thursday, January 23, 2020Finally, Haryana CM takes over CID portfolio

Chandigarh, Jan 23: The 'tug-of-war' between Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his Home Minister Anil Vij has finally ended with the former taking over as Criminal Investigation Department (CID) portfolio.

As per a notification issued by the Chief Secretary on Wednesday, the portfolios of the CID and the departments of Personnel and Training and of Raj Bhawan Affairs have been all


Thursday, January 23, 2020Modi pays homage to Bal Thackeray on his birth anniversary

New Delhi, Jan 23: Paying his tributes to Shiv Sena founder Bal Keshav Thackeray, known as Balasaheb Thackeray, on his 94th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called him a "courageous" leader who never hesitated from raising issues of public welfare.

In a tweet, Modi said Thackeray continues to inspire millions of people.

"Tributes to the great Balasaheb Thackeray o


Thursday, January 23, 202018 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) At least 18 Delhi-bound trains were delayed due to fog in several parts of northern India, officials said on Thursday.

According to Northern Railway, the Dibrugarh-Delhi Brahmaputra Mail was delayed by five hours, followed by the Jai Nagar-New Delhi Swatantrata Senani Express and the Pratapgarh-Delhi Padmavat Express, which were running behind their schedule by four ho


Thursday, January 23, 2020Disgraced DSP brought to Jammu for NIA probe

Srinagar, Jan 23: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has brought the disgraced Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh to Jammu for investigations.

According to sources, Davinder Singh has been brought on a transit remand. A formal remand from the NIA court for interrogation will be taken on Thursday.

On Wednesday, fresh raids were carried out by the NIA at Singh's residen


Thursday, January 23, 20206 children injured in school bus accident in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 23: A school bus collided with a cluster bus in Narayana area injuring six students, officials said.

According to the Delhi Fire Services (DFS), a call was received at 7.10 a.m. on Thursday regarding the accident.

The injured students were shifted to the Kapoor hospital with the help of public.

"A fire call was received that a school bus collided with a cluster bus in Nara


Thursday, January 23, 2020'Kashmir to Kanyakumari' to fascinate viewers on Republic Day

New Delhi: This year, the Centre Public Works Department (CPWD) tableau will be based on its horticulture department depicting Kashmir to Kanyakumari theme, an official said.

Explaining about the theme, a senior CPWD official said the front portion of the tableau will show the southernmost point Kanyakumari, surrounded by the sea, memorial of Swami Vivekananda.

The middle portion represents


Thursday, January 23, 2020'Derogatory online content' against PM may pose threat: Intel

New Delhi: Ahead of Republic Day, the Ministry of Home Affairs, after considering an intelligence alert, has issued a warning to all security agencies to be on alert, saying "derogatory contents" posted on social media against Prime Minister Narendra Modi may pose threat, sources said.

The Ministry in an official communique to the chiefs of all security agencies, including paramilitary forces


Thursday, January 23, 2020Army chief arrives on maiden visit to J&K; will review security today

UT put on high alert ahead of Republic Day

JAMMU: Days after taking over as Indian Army chief, General Manoj Mukund Naravane arrived here on his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday to review security operations in the region, even as an high alert has been sounded in the union territory after intelligence inputs suggest of possible terror strikes ahead of the Republic Day.

The Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) arrived in Udhampur a


Thursday, January 23, 2020J&K only acceded to India, August 5 move constitutional ‘fraud’: SC told

Will refer if direct conflict in earlier verdicts, says court

JAMMU: Kashmir had only acceded and it was not merged into the Dominion of India, a counsel representing the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association challenging the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 told the Supreme Court on Wednesday, as it sought the decision to be read down, besides referring to a larger bench.
Senior Advocate Zafar Ahmed Shah, appearing for the lawyers body also accused the


Thursday, January 23, 2020Ultra killed in Pulwama, Operation goes on

SRINAGAR: One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter between the security forces and militants as the operation to flush out ultras in Khrew in Tral area of South Kashmir's Pulwama entered the second day on Wednesday.
A second militant is still trapped as a fierce encounter is underway in the upper reaches of Khrew.
The gunbattle had started on Tuesday after a cordon and search operat


Thursday, January 23, 2020J&K kids nationalists; some of them motivated wrongly: DM

‘None can dare touch any Indian Muslim’

JAMMU: The children of Jammu and Kashmir are nationalists, but they are sometimes being motivated in the wrong direction, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.
The comments come days after Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said girls and boys, as young as 10 and 12, were being radicalised in Kashmir, adding that it was a matter of concern.
"The kids of Jammu Kashmir are nat


Thursday, January 23, 2020No scope for 3rd party in Kashmir: India rejects 4th mediation offer of Trump

JAMMU: There is no role for any third party on the Kashmir issue, India asserted on Wednesday in response to US President Donald Trump's fresh offer—his fourth in last five months-- to "help" India and Pakistan resolve the lingering dispute.
New Delhi's long-held position has been that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and there is no question of any mediation or interventi


Thursday, January 23, 2020Not invited to Curtain raiser event of GIS, local industrial associations boycott interaction with MoS C&I

JAMMU: Upset over not being invited to the recently held Curtain Raiser event to the J&K Global Investors’ Summit at New Delhi, industrial associations of Jammu today boycotted interaction with Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industries, Som Parkash.
The Minister, who is in Jammu as part of Public Outreach Program, was to interact with local industrialists and representatives of traders


Thursday, January 23, 2020India drops 10 spots in Democracy Index due to August 5 fallout, NRC

NEW DELHI: Citing erosion of civil liberties in the country, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) put India 10 ranks lower at the 51st place out of 167 countries in its Democracy Index's global ranking released on Wednesday.
India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in 2019 while the average global score fell from 5.48 in 2018 to 5.44 (on a 0-10 scale). The EIU termed the results as


Thursday, January 23, 2020In SC, Centre seeks speedy hanging of death row convicts

NEW DELHI: Observing that heinous crime convicts are taking the "judicial process for a ride", the Centre on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court for fixing a 7-day deadline for execution of condemned prisoners after issuance of black warrant, amid the delay in the hanging of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape-murder case.
Fresh death warrants were issued by a Delhi court on


Thursday, January 23, 2020Committed to safeguard rights, land of J&K’s people: Shah’s Jr

4 union ministers visit Valley, 10 in Jammu

SRINAGAR: Asserting that secularism is a unique strength of the country which should be strengthened, Union Minister of state for home Nityanand Rai on Wednesday said that the Centre was committed to protect the rights and the land of Jammu and Kashmir's people.
Rai’s colleague in North Block G Kishan Reddy assured people that development, peace and economic prosperity would soon change fortunes


Thursday, January 23, 2020Centre grants more time for GST returns

NEW DELHI: In a major relief for small traders with an annual turnover of Rs 5 crore or less, the government on Wednesday announced the extension of the cut-off date for filing monthly GST returns by up to 4 days.
While the return filing date for firms with an annual turnover of Rs 5 crore or more would remain the 20th of every month, the deadline for those with turnover of less than Rs 5 crore


Thursday, January 23, 2020Fresh raids on DySP's residence

SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out fresh raids at the residence of disgraced Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh, who was caught while transporting two militants Naveed Baby, Rafi Ahmed and a lawyer Irfan Ahmed in his vehicle to Jammu on January 11.
According to police sources, the two militants and the lawyer had planned to travel to Pakistan a


Thursday, January 23, 2020CBI books JKGB official for Rs 1.3 cr embezzlement

SRINAGAR: In its second case since J&K became Union Territory, the CBI has booked an official of Jammu and Kashmir Grameen Bank on charges of misappropriation of bank funds to the tune of Rs 1.33 crore by ‘tempering’ with the computer system and documents during January 2016 and January 2020.
In an FIR registered on Tuesday following a written complaint received on Monday from Jammu and Kashmir


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Secretary JKAACL visits Rangshala Camp

Takes stock of preparations for presentation of J-K tableaux 2020

JAMMU, JANUARY 22- Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages Munir-ul-Islam Wednesday visited the Rashtriya Rangshala Camp New Delhi to take stock of preparations for presentation of J-K tableaux and cultural programme at the Republic Day Parade 2020.
This year’s tableaux will depict the rich cultural legacy of Jammu and Kashmir through the back-to-village initiative, showcasing centuri


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister visits Chak Balwal, assesses public issues, highlights govt schemes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industries, Som Parkash, today listened to people's issues here at Chak Bhalwal, as part of centre government's public outreach programme.
He interacted with various deputations and civil society members of Bhalwal block, and took stock their demands and problems assuring them an early redressal of the same.
Director Commerce and Indus


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Rupala lays foundation of Community Hall; interacts with PRIs at R S Pura

R S PURA, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala today laid the foundation of a Community Hall, here at Qudarpur, R S Pura and interacted with farmers and Panchayat representatives.
Member Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas also accompanied the MoS.
The Union Minister interacted with Sarpanchs, Panchs and farmers of the area and en


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Kailash Choudhary calls for taking technology from lab to land

Visits SKUAST-Jammu; seeks doubling of farmers income through diversification of crops

JAMMU, JANUARY 22- Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Kailash Choudhary today asked the Agriculture research scientists to facilitate farmers to double their income by taking technology from Lab to Land.
Kailash Choudhary was interacting with Agriculture experts and scientists during his visit to Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-


Wednesday, January 22, 2020PM chairs 32nd PRAGATI interaction with Chief Secretaries

Reviews progress of infra projects under various sectors; Implementation of CCTNS in all States/UTs

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today interacted with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of the States/UTs through PRAGATI initiative. It was the first PRAGATI interaction of the year 2020 chaired by the Prime Minister.
Chief Secretary J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam participated in the meeting through video conference.
Prime Minister reviewed prog


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Bandipora calls for effective management of solid waste

Chairs meeting of District Environmental Committee

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 21: District Development Commissioner, Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today convened a meeting with members and co-opted members of District Environmental Committee to discuss various issues pertaining to the conservation of environment in the district.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, CDFO Bandipora, Executive Officers of Municipal Committees of the district a


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Anantnag reviews progress made under DEDS

ANANTNAG, JANUARY 22: The District development Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting to review the progress made under Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) in the district Anantnag.
The CAHO Anantnag informed the meeting that under DEDS 395 cases were sponsored and under special DEDS 250 cases were sponsored to various banks while under KCC dairy 2944 cases


Wednesday, January 22, 2020ICDS organizes Painting Competition on BBBP in Pulwama

PULWAMA, JANUARY 22: ICDS Department Pulwana today organized painting Competition across the District with the aim to generate awareness about Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. The theme of the competition was ‘Save Girl Child, Educate Girl Child’.
As many as 200 students from various educational institutions of the district participated in the competition.
Speaking on the occasion Distri


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Dir Horti convenes review meeting

Stresses for covering small, marginal growers under High Density Plantation programme

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Director Horticulture, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today convened a meeting to review progress of various schemes being implemented by the department.
The director asked the concerned officers to redouble their efforts achieving targets within stipulated time frame and to develop all public sector nurseries for production of quality and true to type plant material as well as grafted


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Shopian reviews progress of CAPEX Budget

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner, Shopain Chowdhary Mohammad Yaseem today reviewed physical and financial achievements registered under capex budget and status of ongoing, languishing and other projects.
The meeting discussed road widening, construction Water Supply Schemes and other major projects in the district taken in hand under capex budget. The DDC directed the conce


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Kupwara reviews District Environment Plan

KUPWARA, JANUARY 22: The District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today chaired a meeting of concerned officers regarding constitution of District Environment Committees for implementation of District Environment plan.
The meeting was informed that the Committees have been set up for assessment and monitoring of environment pollution in the district.
Regarding the Solid Was


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Kulgam reviews implementation of DEP

KULGAM, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner, Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today convened a meeting of officers to review the implementation District Environment Plan in the district.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, ADC, JD-Planning, General Manager Industries and other officers.
The meeting was informed that the total solid waste generation in all four Municipal Committee’s in the Dis


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DC Bandipora inspects Anganwari Centres, Gujar Bakerwal Hostel

Growth Charts of kids to be maintained in 803 ICD centres

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 22: Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today inspected various Anganwadi centres to take stock of functioning of these centres.
He was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Joint Director Planning, District Social Welfare Officer and other concerned officers of the district.
The DC Bandipora asked the concerned to maintain growth chart of


Wednesday, January 22, 2020R-Day arrangements finalized in Shopian

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 22: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Dr Abdul Aziz, today convened a meeting of officers to finalize arrangements for smooth conduct of Republic Day celebrations in the district.
Among others Assistant Commissioner Revenue, District and Sectoral Officers, besides senior officers of police, CRPF were present in the meeting.
The meeting was informed, that main function wi


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Accounts Association condoles demise of AAO

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Accounts Association of Civil Secretariat, Jammu has expressed profound grief over the demise of their colleague, Hilal Ahmad.
The Accounts Association has expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for the peace to the departed soul. Hilal Ahmad was serving as Assistant Accounts Officer in the department.
President, Accounts Association, Niyaz Qadri prayed f


Wednesday, January 22, 202039th Regional Workshop on UDISE+ commences in Jammu

Hirdesh Kumar interacts with participants, stresses on better planning, implementation of schemes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: 39th Regional Workshop on Training and Capacity Building of State and District MIS (Management Information System) Coordinators hosted by Directorate of Samagra Shiksha, J&K commenced today at hotel Radisson Narwal Jammu.
80 District MIS Officers from five 5 States/UTs viz J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Punjab and Uttrakhand participated in the workshop. The Regional Workshop


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao conducts public outreach camp at Nowshera, Rajouri

Inaugurates BDC chairman office, CFC Chak Jarallian, lays foundation stone of bridge at Lamberi

RAJOURI, JANUARY 22: As part of Union Government's Public Outreach Programme, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao today conducted a public outreach camp at Nowshera, Rajouri.
Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, Additional Deputy Commissioner Nowshera, Sukhdev Singh Samyal, Additional SP Nowshe


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Shekhawat for early completion of existing projects

WSS worth Rs 73.86 crore e-inaugurated

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today E-inaugurated 42 Water Supply Schemes (WSS) completed at an estimated cost of Rs 73.86 crore.
The WSS will cater to 2.32 lakh people and provide drinking water to 46400 functional household tap connections (FHTC) of six districts of JK which include Baramulla, Kulgam, Anantnag, Poonch, Kathua and Jammu.
Chief Secr


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister Kailash Choudhary attends public outreach programme in Samba

JK ushering in new era of development with implementation of new schemes: Choudhary

JAMMU, JANUARY 22- Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary today participated in a Public outreach Programme during a visit to Chak Chattakan, Ramgarh, Samba.
On the occasion District Development Commissioner, Samba Rohit Khajuria, Director Command Area Development, Smita Sethi, Senior Superintended of Police, Shakti Pathak, Additional Deputy Commissioner V


Wednesday, January 22, 20201985380 children administered polio vaccine in JK

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Directorate of Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization today said that the recent Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme has succeeded in achieving 100 percent coverage of target population in Jammu and Kashmir as 1985380 children in the age bracket of 0-5 years were administered oral polio vaccine against the target of 1985021 children.
According to the figures compiled by Data & M


Wednesday, January 22, 2020FTII, SRFTI Joint Entrance Test-2020

Offline applications available at JKAACL, last date extended to Jan 31

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), in coordination with J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL) have made special arrangements for the students from Kashmir who could not apply due to non-availability of internet in many areas of the region.
It may be mentioned here that the process of applying


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Republic Day: DC Srinagar visits venue to take stock of arrangements

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Wednesday visited the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium at Sonwar, the venue of this year's Republic Day celebrations in the district, and took stock of arrangements being put in place there.
The DC was briefed in detail about different kinds of arrangements being made at the venue including those of stage and seating, pow


Wednesday, January 22, 2020TIC Basohli organizes multilingual Mushaira

KATHUA, JANUARY 22: Tehsil Information Centre Basohli organized a multilingual Mushaira on “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” theme in the premises of Government Higher Secondary School Basohli.
Principal Government Modern Higher Secondary School Dr Raman Shastri was the chief guest on the occasion. Prominent citizens, students and members of print and electronic media among others were also present on t


Wednesday, January 22, 2020District Level Centre for Women organises Awareness Rally under BBBP campaign

RAJOURI, JANUARY 22: District Level Centre for Women organises Awareness Rally under a week long Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign at District Headquarter Rajouri.
ADC, Sher Singh flagged off the rally in presence of Deputy Director Planning Mr. Bilal Rashid Mir, Chief of NYC Rajouri, Women Welfare Officer Anum Mirza, Sanjana Thakur (Dist. Co-ordinator of MSK), Nazma Sheikh (Dist. Co-ordinator of


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Development of J&K priority for Centre: MoS Home

e-inaugurates Girls Hostel, Doctors Hostel, lays foundation of MGNREGA works in Budgam

BUDGAM, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai today said that development of J&K is priority for the central government.
Addressing a large public gathering at Sheikhpora Budgam, the Minister who was on a visit to Budgam in connection with the Government’s public outreach programme said that the socio-economic development of J&K is the focal point of the union government.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister G Kishan Reddy visits Ganderbal

e-inaugurates projects worth Rs 20 cr, lays foundation stone of Duderhama Bypass

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy Wednesday visited Ganderbal as part of Union Government's public interface program and assured people that development, peace and economic prosperity would soon change fortunes of people in Jammu and Kashmir.
He was flanked by Advisor to Lt. Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary Home Affairs, Shaleen Kabra, DDC


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister Naqvi visits Sgr center Lal Chowk, meets traders

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today visited city center Lal Chowk and interacted with traders there.
He was accompanied by Advisor to Lt Governor Farooq Khan and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary.
The Union Minister interacted with shopkeepers and asked them about issues, if any, in smooth conduct of their business.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Secy FCS&CA visits Pulwama, reviews availability of essentials

Directs intensified market checking

PULWAMA, JANUARY 22: Secretary, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Pandurang Kondbarao Pole today visited Pulwama and chaired a meeting of officers to review the position of essential commodities and other supply position in the district.
The meeting was attended by Director, FCS&CA Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Deputy Controller Legal Metrology, Assistant Director FCS&CA Pulwama, T


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Painting competition under BBBP held at Bal Ashram Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 22: A painting competition was held under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao at Bal Ashram Kishtwar in which 40 students of different age group participated.
Assistant Director Employment, DE&CC Kishtwar, Anoop Kumar along with District Social Welfare Officer, Tariq Qazi and Superintendent Bal Ashram Rajesh Sharma were present during the function.
Nodal Officer BBBP Kishtwar informed tha


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDO powers sanction for ISM/Ayush department in Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 22: Nodal Officer ISM Dr Tariq Hussain today sanctioned DDO power for ISM and Ayush Department in the first introductory meeting held at Mini Secretariat New DC Office Complex.
Nodal Officer instructed the medical officers and in charge of ISM dispensaries to recognize local medicinal plants and submit report in this office along with photographs, local name, botanical name and


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Reasi flags off farmers on 3-day tour

REASI, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner Indu Kanwal Chib flagged off a group of 40 farmers hailed from different blocks of the district on a 3-day tour within the UT for updating their knowledge on different aspects of modern agriculture methods.
Chief Agriculture Officer, SDAO Reasi, Deputy Project Coordinator ATMA, Incharge STL Reasi, AEOs and other officials from Agriculture Depa


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Doda reviews implementation of District Environmental Plan

DODA, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode today convened a meeting of District Environment Committee members to review the action taken by the different departments for proper implementation of the plan.
Threadbare discussion held regarding action taken on DEP across the district by different departments which included solid waste management, plastic waste mana


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Doda reviews arrangements of National Voters Day Celebrations

DODA, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode today convened a meeting to review the arrangements for the celebration of 10th National Voters Day.
It was decided in the meeting that district level function will be held at Town Hall Doda on 25 January 2020, meanwhile similar function will also held at ARO level and at every Sub Division level under the theme "Elector


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DC Poonch provides cash relief to cross border shelling victims

POONCH, JANUARY 22: Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav today provided cash relief to the victims of cross border shelling during ceasefire violations by pakinstan.
The DC handed over the cash relief of Rs 5 lakh to next to the kin of late Shamim Akhter (28) w/o Mohammad Maqsood resident of Noonabandi. The cash relief was also given to Fatam Jaan (30) w/o Mohammad Qasam resident of Shahpur fo


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Advisor Sharma felicitates Valley’s 2 mountaineers

Hands over Rs 1 lakh cheque to each climber

GULMARG, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, K K Sharma Wednesday handed over cheques of Rs 1 lakh each to the valley's two promising mountaineers, Nawab Moauzam Khan and Ghulam Mohammad Wani for successfully scaling Mount DKD Peak in Uttrakhand.
The duo was facilitated here at Gulmarg in presence of Director Tourism Kashmir Nisar Ahmad Wani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gulmarg Develop


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Thailand Masters: Saina, Srikanth disappoint as India's campaign ends

Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) India had a disappointing opening day at the Thailand Masters as all four shuttlers participating from the country bowed out of the competition after facing defeats in their respective first round matches on Wednesday.

In men's singles, Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma and H.S. Prannoy faced crushing defeats in their opening rounds, while Saina Nehwal, India's lone contend


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Vaughan wants Banton in county cricket rather than IPL

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) England batter Tom Banton is one of the most exciting stars in the T20 circuit but former England captain Michael Vaughan has asked the England Cricket Board (ECB) to withdraw him from the upcoming IPL season.

Vaughan wants the youngster to play in the County Championship and make a claim for England's Test team.

Banto was snapped up by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) f


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Aus Open: Divij enters 2nd round in doubles, Rohan ousted

Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan on Wednesday advanced to the second round of men's doubles event at the Australian Open after beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Joao Sousa along with his New Zealand partner Artem Sitak, but Rohan Boppanna was knocked out.

Divij and Sitak needed an hour and 28 minutes to win the first-round match 6-4, 7-5 against their lower-ranked opponents. The pai


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Shaw, Samson shine as India 'A' ease past NZ 'A'

Lincoln (New Zealand), Jan 22 (IANS) A day after replacing Shikhar Dhawan in the ODI squad, opener Prithvi Shaw starred with the bat as India 'A' won by five wickets against New Zealand 'A' in the first unofficial ODI on Wednesday.

India's U-19 World Cup winning captain Shaw slammed 48 off 35 deliveries to lay the foundation for the visitors' chase at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval.



Wednesday, January 22, 2020Smriti Mandhana unveils Power sports collection in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Power, the sports and performance brand by Bata, along with Smriti Mandhana, BCCIs Best Women's International Cricketer and the face of Power, launched their all new fitness collection for 2020. The launch was announced in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Smriti Mandhana has been the face of Power since 2018 and has been on a quest to promote fitness as a lifestyle. Speaking on her a


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Expect Mirabai to win weightlifting medal in Tokyo: Sandhu

Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) India's first Dronacharya Award winner in weightlifting Pal Singh Sandhu is expecting Mirabai Chanu to end up with a podium finish at the Tokyo Olympics slated to be held later this year.

"The future of weightlifting in India is very bright. We have Mirabai Chanu, who is a world champion and with the grace of God, she will be on the podium in the 2020 Olympics," said Sa


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Yash Aradhya 1st motorsports person to win PM Bal Puraskar

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Bengalurus Yash Aradhya on Wednesday became the first Indian motorsports star to win the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Award. Yash received the award at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan from President Ram Nath Kovind.

The 17-year-old, who has been scorching race tracks ever since he turned nine, has 13 Championship wins, including over 65 podium


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Josh Philippe can play for Aus in all formats: Smith

Sydney, Jan 22 (IANS) Steve Smith believes promising wicket-keeper batsman Josh Philippe has the potential to represent Australia in all three formats.

"There's no reason why he can't play all three forms for Australia," Smith was quoted as saying by

Smith and Philippe will play together for the Sydney Sixers on Thursday night in the Big Bash League (BBL).

"He's got a


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Samsung India aims 35% refrigerator market share in H1 2020

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Samsung India on Wednesday said that it grabbed 33.9 per cent market share in the second half of 2019 to become the top refrigerator player in India and aims to secure 35 per cent market share in the first half of 2020 as demand from small-town India grows in leaps and bounds.

According to Raju Pullan, Senior Vice President, Consumer Electronics Business, Samsung India


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Cabinet nod for India-Brazil MoU in oil and gas sector

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Brazil on cooperation in the field of oil and natural gas.

The MoU will enhance cooperation between the two sides in the oil and natural gas sector, a cabinet statement said.

Under the MoU, both sides will work towards establishing cooperation in the explorat


Wednesday, January 22, 2020IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir seek TDS relief for expat pilots

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Domestic carriers IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir have pitched for TDS (tax deducted at source) relief for expat pilots.

The airlines have claimed that foreign pilots insist on a tax-free salary, knowing that India faces a shortage of experienced pilots at senior level.

In their budget proposal, airline lobby group, the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), said that air


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Canon India eyes healthcare imaging, security market

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After cementing its position across four key business verticals -- camera, home printers, office printers and commercial printing solutions -- Canon India is now ramping up its effort to tap the growing healthcare imaging and security surveillance market in the country, a top company official said here on Wednesday.

After grabbing a substantial share in the Indian mark


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Goa Cong to approach CBI over illegal mining lease renewals

Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) With the Goa Chief Minister maintaining that the Lokayukta's report on illegal renewal of 88 mining leases in the coastal state in 2015 is "recommendatory" only, the state Congress on Wednesday said it will approach the CBI for a probe.

Goa Lokayukta P.K. Mishra had on Tuesday indicted former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, former Mines Secretary P.K. Sain and Mining a


Wednesday, January 22, 2020India Ratings expects GDP growth of 5.5% for FY21

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India Ratings and Research on Wednesday said that it expects gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at 5.5 per cent in FY21.

The agency's forecast is marginal higher than the GDP growth of 5 per cent estimated by National Statistical Office for FY20.

The current slowdown in economic activity, according to the agency is primarily owing to the abrupt and significant fal


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Jindal varsity VC addresses global panels at WEF Davos

Davos, Jan 22 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) Vice Chancellor, C. Raj Kumar, spoke to a global audience in three separate sessions at this years World Economic Forum (WEF) being held in Davos, Switzerland from January 21-24.

"Indian universities can play a global catalytic role for promoting sustainable futures given the significant demographic situation that prevails in India. This


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Read 'Mein Kampf' on CAA implications: Amarinder to Sukhbir

Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Even as he questioned Shriomani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Badal's logic in interpreting his criticism of CAA as being "anti-Sikh", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sent him a copy of 'Mein Kampf', advising him to read Adolf Hitler's autobiography to understand dangerous implications of the unconstitutional legislation.

Given the current attempts


Wednesday, January 22, 2020ISRO to send humanoid Vyommitra first into space

Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian space agency ISRO will send a half-humanoid female into space as part of its human space mission programme Gaganyaan, said officials.

The robot -- Vyommitra -- was unveiled by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

It is called half-humanoid since it does not have legs, though it can bend forward and sideways.

According to I


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Anupam Kher's wig act leaves netizens in splits

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A video shared by veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher about buying a wig has invited jokes, memes and sarcasm on Twitter.

In the clip, the actor is heard telling the shopkeeper that strong winds blew away his wig and thus he needed a new one.

"Entered a shop, which had hundreds of wigs. Told the salesperson that my wig flew off in the strong winds. I need a new wig.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Daman to be Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu UT's capital

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval for designation of Daman as headquarters of Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, making it the capital of the two merged UTs.

The Parliament on December 3 passed Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019 to merge the two


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Cracks appear among Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protesters

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The rift between the volunteers and organisers at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, the venue of an ongoing protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, came into the open when one faction alleged that the other was playing into the hands of the BJP.

Lawyer Mehmood Pracha has alleged that "some persons from the area are trying to derail the movement and are playing into the gove


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Maha teen commits suicide after sodomy, 14 nabbed

Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Jan 22 (IANS) Fourteen persons, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the suicide of an 18-year-old student, who hanged himself after being repeatedly sodomised, a top police official said here on Wednesday.

The student, was studying in Class 12 and lived at the Sevadal Boys Hostel in Jivti, Marai Patan village in the district.

The victim was fro


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Cabinet nod to extension to OBC sub-categorisation panel

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an extension of six months in the tenure of a commission set up to examine the issue of sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the Central List.

Now the term of the panel will be till July 31 2020. This is the 8th extension given to the commission, whose term would otherwise have expired on January 31, 2020.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Jammu-Srinagar NH shut for second day due to multiple landslides

Banihal/Jammu, Jan 22: Multiple landslides at several places hampered restoration work on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which remained closed for the second day on Wednesday, officials said.

The highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed for traffic on Tuesday following fresh snowfall and incessant rains.

Though the weather improved, mu


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Snowfall in few areas of Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 22: Few areas in Kashmir including Srinagar received fresh snowfall overnight, leading to an increase in the minimum temperature here on Wednesday, the MET Office said.

Most of the higher reaches and few areas in the plains of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Wednesday, a MET Official said.

He said snowfall was witnessed in Gulmarg and Pahalgam tourist resorts of the valley


Wednesday, January 22, 2020BJP's outreach programme to J&K nothing but a hoax: Tarigami

Jammu, Jan 22: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the CPI(M) launched a scathing attack on the BJP over its public outreach programme in the Union Territory, saying "the move to parachute 36 ministers is a propaganda in panic mode as the party has failed on every count throughout the country".

"What is the need for the BJP ministers to visit J&K when the government claims everything is normal? Real


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Central ministers in Kashmir to spread positivity among people: Naqvi

Srinagar, Jan 22: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the team of Central ministers were in Jammu and Kashmir to spread positivity among the people and to create a "strong environment of change".

A group of central ministers are on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir to spread awareness about the positive impact of abrogation of Article 370 provisions and development measures taken by the governm


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Varun, Shraddha shake a leg with TikTok sensation Baba Jackson

Mumabi, Jan 22: Varun Dhawan's video of shaking a leg with TikTok star Yuvraj Singh Parihar, popularly known as Baba Jackson, on the neats of the "Muqabala" song, has gone viral.

The video begins with Yuvraj showing a few signature steps of late pop singer Michael Jackson. He also does the popular hook step of "Muqabala" with Varun, Shraddha Kapoor and the other cast members of the forthcoming


Wednesday, January 22, 2020High alert in J&K ahead of Republic Day

Srinagar, Jan 22: A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and Kashmir after intelligence inputs suggest of possible terror strikes ahead of the Republic Day.

Sources said a joint module of Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen militants have been tasked by their handlers in Pakistan to carry out dastardly attacks in the run up to the republic day.

There are inputs that militants could launc


Wednesday, January 22, 2020India not a theocratic state: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, 22 Jan: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that India is not a theocratic country because it looks at the world as one large family. Singh was speaking on Wednesday at the National Cadet Corp (NCC) Republic Day Camp, where he presented awards to the Cadets.

Rajnath Singh said that kids of Jammu and Kashmir are patriotic and should not be blamed if they are not motivated in the


Wednesday, January 22, 20202nd case after J&K turns UT: CBI books bank official

Srinagar, Jan 22: In its second case since J&K became Union Territory, the CBI has booked an official of Jammu and Kashmir Grameen Bank on charges of misappropriation of bank funds to the tune of Rs 1.33 crore by "tempering" with the computer system and documents during January 2016 and January 2020.

In an FIR registered on Tuesday following a written complaint received on Monday from Jammu an


Wednesday, January 22, 20201 militant killed in ongoing encounter in Kashmir's Khrew

Srinagar, Jan 22: One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter between the security forces and militants at Khrew in South Kashmir's Tral area on Wednesday.

Security forces have avenged the death of two of their men killed in an encounter at Khrew in south Kashmir on Tuesday by gunning down the Jaish-e-Mohammed operative.

A second militant is still trapped as a fierce encounter is u


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Central Silk Board begins five - days trial programme in Lamberi.

Nowshera: A five-day training program for insect foster farmers was launched at the Center for Research Dissemination, Central Silk Board, lamberi.

Dr. Vinod Singh, In-charge of the center said that for the next five days, farmers will be given technical information about silk in which information will be given about planting mulberry plants, keeping cleanliness, avoiding disease and informati


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Fresh raids on disgraced DSP's residence in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 22: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out fresh raids at the residence of disgraced Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh, who was caught while transporting two militants Naveed Baby, Rafi Ahmed and a lawyer Irfan Ahmed in his vehicle to Jammu on January 11.

According to police sources, the two militants and the lawyer had planned to travel to Pakistan afte


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Firing resumes at encounter site in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 22: Fresh firing started between the security forces and the militants in Kashmir's Tral area where an encounter was going on since Tuesday, police said.

One army jawan and a special police officer (SPO) were killed in the encounter on Tuesday.

The encounter started on Tuesday morning after the police got specific input about the presence of militants in the Zand village. The


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Pakistan, 'even America' are theocratic states, India is secular: Rajnath

New Delhi, Jan 22: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Indian values consider all religions equal, and that is why the country is secular and never became a theocratic state like Pakistan.

Speaking at the NCC Republic Day Camp in Delhi, Singh said: "We (India) said we would not discriminate among religions. Why did we do that? Our neighbouring country has declared that their state has a religi


Wednesday, January 22, 2020No stay on CAA, NPR: SC

New Delhi, Jan 22: The Supreme Court refused to pass any order to restrain the operation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) or National Population Register (NPR).

The top court gave four weeks time to the Centre to file counter affidavit.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde also indicated the probability of constituting a Constitution Bench to take up the matter on the next date of


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Textile Auction on January 28th & 29th 2020

New Delhi, Jan 22:The Textiles' an online auction by will feature rugs, shawls, sarees, traditional Pichwais, artefacts and accessories and ranges total of 100 lots.

The auction covers every region particularly known for their unique patterns and weaves of textiles- be it Iran erstwhile Persia, Benarasi fabric or Gujarat/Maharashtra specific Pichwais or Kashmiri Pashmina or Jamava


Wednesday, January 22, 2020MoS Home to review development on 3-day J&K visit

New Delhi, 22 Jan: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy will be launching various developmental works during his 3-day visit to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The minister left for Srinagar on Wednesday morning, his first visit to the union territory, after assuming office.

During the trip, Reddy will be visiting Srinagar and other rural areas of the Kashmir


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Naqvi stops at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, meets people

Srinagar, Jan 22: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi went to the Lal Chowk in Srinagar and briefly interacted with the people there.

He stopped at the Chowk and spoke with some shopkeepers and locals, and inquired about the problems they were facing.

Naqvi said: "There is a positive environment and the government is spreading positivity among the people by communicating


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Anti-terror operations intensified in J&K, says DGP

Srinagar, Jan 22: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said that counter terror operations have been intensified in Kashmir lately, which have led to many successful operations against the militants.

He was speaking at the wreath laying ceremony of special police officer (SPO) Shahbaz Ahmed at the district police lines in Srinagar. Ahmed was killed in an encounter be


Wednesday, January 22, 2020J&K kids nationalists, sometimes they're motivated in wrong direction: Rajnath

New Delhi, Jan 22: The children of Jammu and Kashmir are nationalists, but they are sometimes being motivated in the wrong direction, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said.

The comments come days after Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said girls and boys, as young as 10 and 12, were being radicalised in Kashmir, adding that it was a matter of concern.

"The kids of Jammu Kashmir are


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Pak has 'limited options' to respond to India's decision on Jammu and Kashmir: CRS report

Washington, Jan 22: Pakistan's leadership has "limited options" to respond to India's decision on Jammu and Kashmir as many analysts view that Islamabad has "little credibility" on the issue given its long history of covertly supporting militant groups there, according to a US Congressional report.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) in its second report on Kashmir in less than six months


Wednesday, January 22, 2020BSF's social media directives puts 42 Apps in 'NO' list

New Delhi, Jan 22: "Don't get into a trap. Your security is in your hands," the Border Security Force (BSF) has said issuing its social media rules for its officers and men. It has directed them not to use 42 mobile applications and show caution while using Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

"Be cautious while using social media," said the BSF in a circular issued recently.

"Before using Whats


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Two killed in road accident in Unnao

Unnao (UP), Jan 22: Two people were killed and another injured in a collision between two trucks on Nanapur Ganga bridge amid heavy fog, police said.

The accident took place on Tuesday night and one of the trucks fell in the river after the collision, SP Vikrant Vir said.

Two of those travelling in the truck which fell in the river later died while another injured was admitted to hospital,


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Mamata to lead anti-CAA protests in Hills today

Kolkata, Jan 22: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will lead a protest march against the amended Citizenship Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Registry (NPR) today in Darjeeling Hills.

For the past few weeks, Ms Banerjee has been leading protests across the State against this law.
Several protest marches have been held in Kolkata, led by Ms Banerjee.



Wednesday, January 22, 2020Sidhu, Priyanka among 40 Cong star campaigners in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 22: The Congress has finalized list of 40 star campaigners for Delhi assembly elections, which includes the names of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Apart from Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has also listed Priyanka Gandhi as a star campaigner. However, the surprise inclusion is Navjot Singh Sidhu, the former Punjab minister, who resigned after differences with chief minist


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Cochin begins screening passengers from China, Hong Kong

Kochi, Jan 22: The Cochin International Airport (CIAL) from Wednesday started screening all incoming passengers from China and Hong Kong, following the outbreak of a Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), said a CIAL official.

Even though there are no direct flights to either China or Hong Kong from CIAL, such passengers will be arriving on flights mostly from Malaysia and Singapore.

Speaking to ag


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Himachal girl who saved 3 lives selected for national award

Shimla, Jan 22: A girl student of a Himachal Pradesh school did an act of bravery in 2018 when she was in Class IX by rescuing her family members, comprising his ex-serviceman grandfather, and the driver who met a road accident, her teacher said on Wednesday.

Alaika Sharma, 15, of Anuradha Public Senior Secondary School in Maranda near Palampur town in Kangra district was travelling with her f


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Polling underway for local body elections in Telangana

Hyderabad, Jan 22: Polling is underway in the municipal elections in Telangana amid elaborate security arrangements, officials said.

The polling began at 7 a.m. in 120 municipalities and nine municipal corporations across the state and it will continue till 5 p.m.

As many as 53.37 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes to elect 325 corporators for municipal corporations and 2,727 coun


Wednesday, January 22, 20207-year-old killed in UP school as almirah falls on her

Ambedkar Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 22: A wooden almirah fell on a class 2 student in the government primary school in Salauddinpur village in Ambedkar Nagar district on Tuesday afternoon. The child died on the spot after which angry villagers held the teachers hostage.

The principal of the school and three teachers have been suspended after the incident.

According to reports, seven-year-o


Wednesday, January 22, 202010 long operating terrorists killed in J&K in 20 days

Srinagar: At least 10 local terrorists who were operating in Jammu and Kashmir for the past two-three years have been killed in the last 20 days this month, a police officer said.

The top brass of the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir attribute the spurt in gunfights between the security forces and terrorists during this month to "actionable intelligence inputs" and not to any recent infilt


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Trump says he's talking to Imran Khan about Kashmir

New York, Jan 22: US President Donald Trump said that he is talking with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan about Kashmir and he would help if he could.

According to a transcript of the remarks made by him and Khan before their meeting in Davos, Trump said, "We're talking about Kashmir and the relation to what's going on with Pakistan and India. And if we can help, we certainly will be helpin


Wednesday, January 22, 20201 killed in Thane factory blast

Thane (Maharashtra), Jan 22: One person was killed and two others injured in a blast that ripped through a private chemical factory in Maharashtra here on Wednesday, officials said.

The explosion, followed by a fire took place in a dryer in the factory in the MIDC complex in Badlapur around 9 a.m. There were many other employees working in the morning shift when the explosion took place.



Wednesday, January 22, 2020One lakh scholarships for J&K students this year: Naqvi

Srinagar: More than one lakh scholarships will be given to students in Jammu and Kashmir this year, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, told in an exclusive interview.

He said that over 10 lakh scholarships will be provided to students in J&K in the next five years.

"All students from J&K, from Ist standard to gradation, will get the scholarship after applying," he sai


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Art 370 Challenge Hearing in SC begins, will decide on referring case to larger bench ‘later’

SC told: Provision was only tunnel of light connecting Centre, J&K

JAMMU: After six-week-long break, the Supreme Court on Tuesday resumed hearing on the petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which effectively removed the special status granted to Jammu & Kashmir, and was told that the said provision was the only "tunnel of light" which maintained the relationship between the Centre and the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Ahead of notification, CEO Kumar briefs Lt Guv Murmu on elections to vacant panchayat, BDC berths

JAMMU: Four days before the expected date of issue of notification in this regard, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar on Monday called on Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu and informed him about the preparations for the elections to vacant seats of panchayats and block development councils (BDCs) in the Union Territory.
According to credible sources, the elections to the n


Wednesday, January 22, 2020NHAI awaits govt’s nod to shift Rajbagh toll plaza to Lakhanpur

JAMMU: Following abolition of state tax collection center from Lakhanpur, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is awaiting clearance from the government of Jammu and Kashmir to shift the proposed toll plaza at Rajbagh at the entry point known of Union Territory.
“We are still waiting for the signal of Jammu and Kashmir government. Once we receive the clearance, we will start toll coll


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Fresh snowfall in higher reaches, rains in plains

JAMMU: Fresh snowfall in high altitude areas of Jammu region and intermittent rains in plains led to suspension of traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Tuesday, leaving over 1500 vehicles stranded, even as the highway will remain closed for fresh traffic on Wednesday.
Officials said snowfall was recorded in high altitude areas of Jammu region including the famous hill resort of Patn


Wednesday, January 22, 2020No website, social media accounts for maiden Investor Summit’20 yet

JAMMU: Contrary to the recent directions of Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, the website for J&K Global Investors’ Summit is yet to make an online presence.
In the first week of January, Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi had directed the representatives of Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) and Ernst & Young (EY) to develop a web


Wednesday, January 22, 20202 Valley youth win ICCW National Bravery awards

JAMMU: Two youths from Kashmir, one who rescued his family from a burning house and the other who made a valiant effort to save a man who caught fire after he was hit by crashed Mi-17 helicopter debris, are among those chosen for the ICCW National Bravery Awards this year.
The names of the awardees -- 10 girls and 12 boys -- were announced by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) on Tuesda


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Protest; but will not withdraw CAA: Shah

LUCKNOW: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday emphatically said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will not be withdrawn and those protesting can continue to do so even as he challenged opposition leaders for a public debate on the contentious law.
Accusing the opposition of "misleading" people on the amended citizenship law, Shah threw the challenge for the debate to Rahul Gandhi(Congress)


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Deal ‘strictly’ with those pushing Kashmiris towards terrorism: DGP

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh on Tuesday directed his officers to deal strictly with elements involved in radicalising the youth of the Union Territory and pushing them towards terrorism.
He gave the directions during a visit to south Kashmir's Anantnag district, where he reviewed the security situation and interacted with jawans and officers, a Jammu and Kashmir Police s


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Future bright for J&K now, says Kiren Rijiju

JAMMU: Stating that Article 370 was the "biggest obstacle" in the development of Jammu and Kashmir, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the future of the Union Territory is bright and its youth can now have a dream to "touch the sky". Rijiju was the part of the latest batch of nearly a dozen Union ministers who reached Jammu on Tuesday on the fourth day of the massive outreach campaign la


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Army jawan, SPO killed in Pulwama encounter

Militants flee, searches going on

SRINAGAR: An Army jawan and a special police officer (SPO) attained martyrdom on Tuesday in an encounter with militants in Pulwama district, even as the two holed-up ultras, affiliated with Jaish-e-Muhammad terror outfit, reportedly managed to give the security forces a slip.

According to reports, police had a specific input about the presence of militants in the Zand village of Khrew area in


Wednesday, January 22, 2020BSF’s blast expert had sent IED to kill senior in Samba, arrested

JAMMU: In a shocking revelation, a BSF soldier was behind the parcel Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosives sent to BSF’s 173 battalion, reportedly in a bid to kill his Second In Command (2IC) Gurvinder Singh.

The alert personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) had foiled an attempt to carry out an IED blast on the force’s 173rd battalion in Samba district on January 5, when an indivi


Wednesday, January 22, 2020LG Mathur gets more powers

JAMMU: The President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday delegated more power to Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R K Mathur for the recruitment of non-gazetted employees in Union Territory.

“The powers were conferred by the proviso to the article 309 of the Constitution of India. Now the Lieutenant Governor authorized to make rules for recruitment of non-gazetted officers,” an official spokespe


Wednesday, January 22, 2020JKP clarifies on Gangyal assault case

JAMMU: A day after allegedly beating a contractor brutally for stopping his car on the road during a VIP convoy movement, the police on Tuesday said it has registered a case against him for drunk driving, and seized his vehicle.

It also said that the person in questioned misbehaved with the policemen on duty, but didn’t mention about the injuries to him.

The action on the part of police cam


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Three Revenue officials booked for JDA land sale

JAMMU: The Crime Branch Jammu today unearthed a nexus between land grabbers and revenue officials in Jammu. Official sources said that Crime Branch, Jammu today registered a formal case against one Sham Singh of Pamposh Colony Janipur, Sujan Singh of Bahu Fort and the revenue officials Maqbool Hussain - the then Patwari Halqa, Paloura, the then concerned Naib Tehsildar and the then concerned Teh


Wednesday, January 22, 2020PM to chair 32nd Pragati meet today

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday review the progress of various projects in the 32nd meeting of 'Pragati', a multi-modal platform for proactive governance and timely implementation.

In previous interactions of Pragati, an ICT-based initiative, projects worth over Rs 12 lakh crore have been reviewed by the prime minister, according to an official statement.

In 2019,


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Conserve water by establishing ‘Water Management Committees’: Shekhawat

KATHUA, JANUARY 21:- Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today said that there is a need to create “Water Management Committees” which will help to manage, harvest and distribute water in efficient manner.
The Minister said this while addressing a mammoth gathering at Barnoti and Hiranagar blocks of Kathua district during his public outreach campaign.
While addressing the


Tuesday, January 21, 2020JK Home Department refutes News Report

'No separate file for promotion of Davinder Singh ever been processed'

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Jammu and Kashmir Home Department today strongly refuted a news report appearing in a section of press with the caption “Persuasive Singh won over L-G for promotion”
Rebutting the news report appearing in the 18th January 2020 edition of Asian Age Newspaper, the Home Department made it clear that 'No separate file for promotion of delinquent officer, Davinder Singh, as SP


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Public outreach programme: Anurag Thakur listens to people's issues at Khour

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Singh Thakur today listened to people's issues here at Khour, as part of centre government's public outreach programme.
During the meeting, he interacted with various deputations and civil society members of Khour block, who projected demands and difficulties faced by them. Financial Commissioner, Finance


Tuesday, January 21, 2020GoI committed to promote trade, tourism, technology in JK: Sarangi

KATHUA, JANUARY 21: Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Pratap Chandra Sarangi today said the Government of India is striving hard to promote technology, trade and tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Minister made these remarks while interacting with masses during a Public Outreach Program at Kathua.
At the outset, Sarangi d


Tuesday, January 21, 2020V K Singh addresses public outreach programme at Chenani

Lays foundation of receiving station at Kud, inaugurates various development works

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY -21: Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Gen (Retd) V.K Singh today addressed public outreach programme at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chenani in Udhampur.
The programme was attended by Commissioner Secretary, PWD (R&B) Department J&K, Khurshid Ahmed Shah, District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla, Chief Engineer PWD, Jammu Des Raj Bhagat, SSP


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Dhotre chairs public outreach camp at Kalakote

Inaugurates several developmental projects

RAJOURI, JANUARY 21- Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre today conducted a public outreach camp, here at Kalakote.
Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, Joint Director School Education Jammu, Showket Mehmood, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kalakote, Krishan Lal and several other civil and pol


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Arjun Munda concludes 2-day tour of Reasi

Listens to people's issues at Arna

REASI, JANUARY 21: Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda today concluded two day tour of this mountainous district after chairing a public meeting here at Arnas.
The Union Minister was greeted by the members of local tribal community- who had gathered in large numbers amid heavy downpour.
Addressing the public meeting, he reiterated the government’s resolve of facilitating two-way


Tuesday, January 21, 2020BJP doesn't believe in dynastic politics: Raman Suri

JAMMU: BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) State Executive Member Raman Suri today said that BJP, which is the largest political outfit in India, truly represents common people and is not ruled by dynasty. It is the character of this party only, that enables even common people to reach pinnacle of party for serving the nation. Recent election of JagatPrakashNadda,who is fromHimachal Pradesh and born in P


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Power shutdown

JAMMU JANUARY 21:To carry out erection of poles of 33 KV line, the shutdown of 33 KV Old Kartholi line is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Raya, Gurah Slathia, Mandal, Smailpur and adjoining areas will remain affected on January 23 and 27 from 9 am to 4pm.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Poonch administration holds public outreach program at Surankote, Mandi

POONCH, JANUARY 21: District Administration Poonch today held a mega public outreach program under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, here at GDC Poonch.
Chairman BDC Surankote, SDM Surankote, BDO, district Officers, Surpanchs, panchs, senior officers besides locals attended the program.
During the outreach programme Horticulture Department provided 3 power ti


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Comm Secy reviews functioning of Forest Deptt

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Commissioner Secretary Sarita Chauhan Department of Forest, Environment & Ecology today reviewed the functioning of Forest Department at Van Bhawan Jammu.
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests J&K, Dr. Mohit Gera through a presentation briefed the Secretary about the functioning of the Forest Department and the various schemes/programs being implemented by the departmen


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Union Min Rijiju inaugurates indoor multipurpose sports complex at Jammu

‘GoI doing needful to provide world-class facilities to JK athletes’

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports and Minority Affairs, Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday inaugurated indoor multipurpose sports complex here at Bhagwati Nagar.
The complex is constructed by the J&K State Sports Council at the cost of Rs 4 crore.
The Minister was accompanied by MP Jammu Poonch Constituency, Jugal Kishore Sharma; Administrative Secretary Youth Servic


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Union H&UA Minister meets locals at Sunderbani

Inaugurates several development projects

RAJOURI, JANUARY 21: As part of the public outreach programme launched by the Centre Government for the Union Territory of J&K, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation(Independent Charge) ) and MoS Commerce and Industry today met scores of people during a public outreach programme here at Sunderbani.
The Union Minister also inaugurated string of n


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Public outreach programme: Union Agri Minister inaugurates several projects in Samba

Rolls out centre's plan for development of farming sector

VIJAYPUR (SAMBA), JANUARY 21- Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Kailash Choudhary today inaugurated completed projects and launched new works in border district Samba and chaired a public outreach meeting at Raya Morh block- Vijaypur.
Member Parliament, Lok Sabha, Jugal Kishore Sharma also participated in the Public outreach programme along with Secretary Agric


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Center's Public Outreach Programme: Union MoS Gangwar visits Ramban, inaugurates development works, distributes financial assistance

RAMBAN, JANUARY 21- As a sequel to Center government's public outreach programme, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, today visited Ramban district and inaugurated Power Receiving Station, Chanderkote, Fruit and Vegetable Market Batote.
Union Minister, while addressing a mammoth gathering at Batote, highlighted the significance of var


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Alejandro quits as East Bengal coach

Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) East Bengal's Spanish head coach Alejandro Menendez on Tuesday stepped down from his post after a spate of poor results saw the club languish at seventh place in the I-League table.

Speaking to IANS, club secretary Kalyan Majumdar said it was too early to decide on who would take over after Menedez.

With 13 matches of the I-League still remaining, Majumdar said: "At p


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Ritu aims to continue winning streak at ONE C'ship

Singapore, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian wrestling sensation Ritu Phogat will aim to go for her second win in a row in her budding mixed martial arts career when she locks horns with Chinas Pro MMA fighter Wu Chiao Chen at ONE Championship (ONE) here on February 28.

Phogat, who belongs to India's most famous wrestling family, sizzled in her debut late last year when she beat Nam Hee Kim in the first ro


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Ishant advised 6-week rest, out of NZ tour

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Senior India pacer Ishant Sharma is all but out of the Test series against New Zealand after he suffered a Grade 3 tear on his right ankle while playing for Delhi in their Ranji Trophy encounter against Vidarbha at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. The official statement from the BCCI is awaited.

Speaking to IANS, DDCA director Sanjay Bhardwaj said that the pacer was all but o


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Princepal guides Punjab to basketball gold at Khelo Games

Guwahati, Jan 21 (IANS) Princepal Singh's break from his tough regimen at the NBA Global Academy in Canberra couldnt have come at a better time. He was relaxing at home, getting ready to prepare for his examinations, when the call from the Punjab coach came.

"Do you want to be part of the team for the Khelo India Youth Games?" India's brightest prospect in basketball, towering at 6 feet 10 inc


Tuesday, January 21, 2020T20Is against India to test our bowling depth: Taylor

Auckland, Jan 21 (IANS) New Zealand will be heavily dependent on experienced Tim Southee along with spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi for the World T20 but two other pacers -- Trent Boult (hand injury) and Lockie Ferguson (calf injury) are also eyeing to make a comeback for the showpiece event. Kiwi star batter Ross Taylor feels the upcoming series with India will be a perfect platform for


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Eyeing Tokyo berths Saina, Srikanth aim for good show in Thailand

Bangkok, Jan 21 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth aim to put up a good show when they begin their campaign at the BWF Thailand Masters Super 300 tournament here on Wednesday.

Saina and Srikanth are placed at the 22nd and 23rd spots in BWF's rankings as April 26 has been set as the deadline date for Tokyo Olympics qualification.

As per BWF Olympics qualification r


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Sharapova unsure if she will be back at Aus Open next year

Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Following her first round defeat at the Australian Open 2020, former champion Maria Sharapova has admitted that she doesn't know if she will be back at the Rod Laver Arena next year.

Sharapova crashed out of the year's first grand slam after she faced a crushing defeat against Croatian star Donna Vekic in her opening round contest on Tuesday. Vekic beat Sharapova 6-3 6


Tuesday, January 21, 2020T20I series vs India to test New Zealand's bowling depth

Auckland, Jan 21 (IANS) New Zealand will be heavily dependent on experienced Tim Southee along with spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi for the World T20 but two other pacers -- Trent Boult (hand injury) and Lockie Ferguson (calf injury) are also eyeing to make a comeback for the showpiece event. Kiwi star batter Ross Taylor feels the upcoming series with India will be a perfect platform for


Tuesday, January 21, 2020District Administration Kupwara organizes Public Outreach Progamme

PM pension cards distributed among farmers
KUPWARA, JANUARY 21: District Administration, Kupwara today organised a Public Outreach Programme at Government Degree College (GDC) Kupwara.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Principal GDC Kupwara, district officers, BDC chairpersons, Sarpanch, Panch, Anganwadi worker


Tuesday, January 21, 2020ISM organizes seminar on diabetes in Bandipora

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 21: Indian System of Medicines on Tuesday organized a seminar on integrated approach for prevention and treatment of diabetes.
The objective of the seminar was to highlight the role of AYUSH system of medicines in prevention and treatment of various diseases including diabetes.
Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, Director ISM Mohan Singh, Joint Director Pla


Tuesday, January 21, 2020DDC Pulwama for adoption of sustainable Agri practices for doubling farmers income

Directs for effective measures to curb Agri land conversion

PULWAMA, JANUARY 21: District Development Commissioner Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer convened a meeting of officers to review the progress registered under Horticulture and Agriculture sectors in the district, here today.
The meeting was attended by Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Horticulture Officer and other concerned.
On the occasion, Chief Agriculture Officer informed the meeting that under


Tuesday, January 21, 2020BBBP: ICDS Pulwama organizes Training Cum Awareness Camps

PULWAMA, JANUARY 21: As part of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao(BBBP) campaign, ICDS office Pulwama conducted a Training cum Awareness Camp for school management committees across the district.
During the series of programmes 450 teachers and other functionaries of Education Department were trained and educated about the importance of girl education and measures which need to be taken to lower girls sc


Tuesday, January 21, 2020DDC Bandipora reviews implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 21: District Development Commissioner Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today reviewed the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in the district.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Executive Engineer PHE and other senior officers of the district.
On the occasion, Shahbaz Mirza said under Jal Jeevan Mission (Har Ghar Nal) the recent survey rep


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Market checking: Erring traders fined in Baramulla

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 21: Acting upon the directions of Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, the market checking team headed by Assistant Commissioner Baramulla Mohammad Rafiq Lone inspected various markets of Baramulla town.
The market checking team was representing the departments of Revenue, Weights & Measures, Municipal Committee, FCS&CA, Legal Metrology and Police departments.
During inspection,


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Haj 2020: Selection of trainers

SRINAGAR, JANUERY 21: Executive Officer, Jammu & Kashmir Haj Committee has invited application from desiring permanent Muslim government employees of the Jammu and Kashmir for imparting training to pilgrims for Haj-2020.
The applicant must have performed Haj preferably during last five years and must not be more than 58 years of age, must be conversant with English/Urdu language, eloquent in t


Tuesday, January 21, 2020ADC finalizes R- Day arrangements at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY 21:- Additional Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr. Gurvinderjeet Singh today convened a meeting of district officers to finalize the arrangements for the celebration of Republic Day-2020 at Udhampur.
Threadbare discussions were held on various arrangements related to the smooth conduct of the function like seating, barricading, drinking water and power supply, sanitation, fir


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Agriculture Department sends off farmers’ groups for training programme outside UT

JAMMU JANUARY 21: Agriculture Department today send three batches of farmers for trainings/ exposure visits outside UT of J&K from 21st to 25th January, 2020 from the Directorate of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan, Jammu for capacity building of the farmers.
Joint Director Agriculture (Extension), O. S. Choudhary flagged off the first group of 40 farmers of Bhalwal Block under NAFCC project who wi


Tuesday, January 21, 2020DDC flags off first batch of MAITRIs to rural areas

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 21: District Development Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana today flagged off the first Batch of 03 MAITRIs to the rural areas of Kucchal, Tatanai and Kewa Panchyats of the district.
MAITRI (Multipurpose Artificial Insemination Technician for Rural India) is a component of Nationwide Artificial Insemination Program (NAIP) under Rashtriya Gokul Mission. MAITRIs are trained technic


Tuesday, January 21, 2020FTII Pune holds admission seminar at IIMC Campus Jammu

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Film and Television Institute of India Pune today held a seminar at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Jammu campus for admissions to FTII Pune and Satyajeet Ray Film and Television Institute of India, Kolkata.
Head of the Department of Screen Acting, FTII Prof. Siddharth Shasta gave details about the joint entrance test for various courses of these two institutes.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020DDC Kishtwar holds joint meeting of BDC Chairpersons, BDOs

KISHTWAR JANUARY 21: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana chaired a joint meeting of Block Development Council Chairpersons and Block Development Officers to ensure that the newly elected BDC Chairpersons play pivotal role in the development of rural areas.
During the interactive session, DDC reiterated that all the BDC chairpersons should work in close coordination with all the


Tuesday, January 21, 2020BBBP Week 2020: ADC flags off walkathon from Sports Stadium Doda

DODA, JANUARY 21: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Doda Kishori Lal Sharma flagged off ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ walkathon from Sports Stadium Doda via DC office to Old Bus Stand with an aim to generate awareness among the masses to save and educate the girl child.
ADC said that district administration in collaboration with ICDS department organized the walkathon to spread and promote the mess


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Green Srinagar Initiative: Massive plantation drive to begin from March 15

SSCL in collaboration with Forest department to distribute saplings for plantation across the district

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 21: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who is also the CEO Srinagar Smart City Limited or SSCL Tuesday said a massive plantation drive is being held again this year as part of the Green Srinagar Initiative launched last year in the district under the Smart City mission.
The DC who was speaking in a meeting convened here with concerned departments said the


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Srinagar Smart City: Key infrastructural projects worth Rs. 500 crore to be taken up in 2020-21

Consultations with stakeholders part of planning process to ensure holistic development: CEO SSCL

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 21: Key infrastructural projects worth a huge Rs. 500 crore will be taken up for execution in Srinagar under the Smart City project in 2020-2021 fiscal.
From road redevelopment to development of footpaths to creation of heritage network to upgradation of historic markets to development of drainage network to creation of green spaces to setting up of street furniture to beauti


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Caving in of embankment at Shivpora: DC Srinagar takes firsthand assessment

Rs. 35 lakh released for restoration of embankment; restoration work started immediately after occurrence of damage

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 21: Soon after the incident involving caving in of around 20-meter stretch of Jhelum embankment at Shivpora, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary early Tuesday morning visited the area and took a firsthand assessment of the damage.
Concerned officers from Irrigation & Flood Control, Geology & Mining, Public Health Engineering, Public Works Department and Rev


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Secy FCS&CA visits Ganderbal, reviews availability of essentials

Visits LPG bottling plant at Pampore

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 21: Secretary, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Pandurang Kondbarao Pole today visited Ganderbal and chaired a meeting of officers to review the position of essential commodities and other supply position in the district.
The meeting was attended by Director FCS&CA Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Additional Secretary FCS&CA, Mehraj-u-din Khan, Deputy Director Leg


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Various delegations call on Naqvi

Union Minister assures early redressal of grievances

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 21: Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi heard various public deputations as a part of outreach programme launched by Central government.
Advisor to Lt Governor, Farooq Khan and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary were also present on the occasion.
A delegation led by BDC Harwan Chairperson raised various demands regarding augmentation


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Centre wants new dawn of development, accountability in J&K: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

E-inaugurates Rs. 16.53 cr Malroo bridge, Rs. 6.62 cr FPF office bldng, lays foundation of Dara High School

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 21: Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that the Central Government wants a new dawn of development and accountability in the functioning of government machinery in Jammu & Kashmir.
He said this at the Public Outreach Programme and E-inauguration/foundation stone laying ceremony at Harwan block in Srinagar.
Advisor to Lt Governor, Farooq Khan


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Chief Electoral Officer calls on Lt Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Sh. Shailendra Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir, today called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.
Sh. Kumar briefed the Lt Governor about the various activities undertaken by the Election Commission in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for generating awareness of electoral process and sensitizing the voters especially


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Liverpool are a machine, feels PSG striker Mbappe

Paris, Jan 21 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker Kylian Mbappe feels English side Liverpool are "a machine" and he is 100 per cent happy in the French capital as he continues to be linked with Real Madrid.

"What Liverpool do in this moment is amazing," Mbappe was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"They're like a machine, they've found a rhythm and are like 'we play again, we play again'.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Labuschagne ready for T20 cricket: Smith

Brisbane, Jan 21 (IANS) Former Australia captain Steve Smith believes Marnus Labuschagne is capable enough to play in all formats of the game.

"I certainly don't see why not," Smith was quoted as saying by after the duo returned from their India tour where they lost the ODI series 1-2.

"We saw how he grew in Test cricket over the summer, the way he played and in his first


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Apurvi, Divyansh shoot 10-metre gold at Meyton Cup

Innsbruck (Austria) Jan 21 (IANS) Ace Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela and Divyansh Singh Panwar clinched gold at the ongoing Meyton Cup international shooting championship in Austria. Apurvi won the gold in womens 10m air rifle with a final score of 251.4. Anjum Moudgil had to settle for bronze in the same event with a final score of 229.

In men's 10m air rifle, Divyansh bagged the top honours


Tuesday, January 21, 2020RBI cancels Vodafone m-pesa's certificate of authorisation

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday cancelled the Certificate of Authorisation (CoA) of Vodafone m-pesa after its voluntary surrender of authorisation.

The company henceforth cannot transact business of issuance and operation of Prepaid payment Instruments, RBI said.

The central bank, however, said that the customers or merchants having a valid claim on the company as


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Vodafone Idea stocks jumps 20% over SC relief

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Shares of Vodafone Idea on Tuesday jumped over 20 per cent on the BSE after the Supreme Court agreed to hear the modification plea filed by telecom operators on giving them more time to pay off Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) related dues.

Shares of Bharti Airtel, Tata Tele Service, however, traded on a mixed note after the apex court agreed on the modification plea. The dea


Tuesday, January 21, 2020'Liquor quota at duty-free shops to cause Rs 650 cr loss'

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) An industry body representing private airport companies such as GMR and GVK on Tuesday said that the Commerce Ministry's proposed move to restrict purchase of liquor to one bottle and a complete ban on sale of cigarettes from duty-free shops would cause an annual revenue loss to the tune of Rs 650 crore to the airport sector.

The proposal mooted by the Commerce Ministr


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Normal ops at Mangluru airport day after bomb scare

Mangluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Operations at Mangluru International Airport (MIA) are normal, a day after security agencies detonated a bomb recovered from the airport in a controlled explosion, an official said on Tuesday.

"All operations are normal at Mangluru International Airport. Everything is normal," told the airport director V.V. Rao to IANS.

Rao said even on Monday, there was no interrupt


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Viacom18 to launch new subscription based streaming service

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Entertainment network Viacom18b will launch its second subscription-based streaming offering called Voot Select.

Set to soon go live on Voot, the all new premium service, Voot Select will give users access to diverse multi genre marquee content experiences.

The new business vertical under Viacom18 Digital Ventures will be helmed by Ferzad Palia, Head - Youth, Music


Tuesday, January 21, 2020World Economic Forum, TikTok launch diversity campaign

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In collaboration with World Economic Forum (WEF), Chinese short-video sharing application TikTok on Tuesday launched the #AllTheDifference challenge to promote inclusion in diversity ahead of the Davos summit that will discuss inclusive societies.

From January 21 to 27, TikTok users in over 75 global markets including the US, the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Swi


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Modi and Shah drag on democracy, lying on CAA: Kapil Sibal

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah of lying to the nation over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said that they are a 'drag on democracy'.

Sibal's comment came after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday lowered India's economic growth rate forecast for the current fiscal to 4.8 per ce


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Twitterati hail Indian Army soldier dancing to Uri song

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A video of an Indian Army soldier dancing to a number from last year's hit Bollywood movie "Uri: The Surgical Strike" is doing the rounds on social media and has grabbed the eyeballs of netizens.

The clip shows an Indian Army soldier in Kargil displaying killer dance steps to the song "Challa" from the Vicky Kaushal-starrer flick.

The 45-second clip is tweeted by a


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Black kites with 'No-CAA, NRC' fly in Lucknow

Lucknow, Jan 21 (IANS) About a dozen persons, including children, have been detained for flying black kites with ‘No CAA, NRC written on them in Lucknow on Tuesday.

It was around the same time when Union Home Minister Amit Shah was addressing a pro-CAA rally in Bangla Bazaar area here. More than a dozen persons were seen flying black kites in the posh Mall Avenue area.

As soon as the police


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Modi, Oli open second ICP at Jogbani-Biratnagar

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Nepal counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the second Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar on Tuesday.

The Jogbani-Biratnagar border is an important trade point between the two countries. This is the second ICP on the Nepal border. The first was built in 2018.

The second Integrated Check Post at Jog


Tuesday, January 21, 2020BJP's Bagga, AAP's Dhillon fight over this old BJP bastion

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) One of the closely fought seats this poll season in Delhi will be Hari Nagar in West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. Both AAP and the BJP have gone for fresh faces. While the BJP has fielded its rabble-rouser Tajinder Bagga, AAP has replaced its two time MLA Jagdeep Singh with Raj Kumari Dhillon.

There are a total of 1,74,463 voters this time from this constituency with


Tuesday, January 21, 2020No 45 in queue, Kejriwal awaits turn to file nomination

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who reached the office of the Returning Officer (RO) to file his nominations for the December 8 Assembly elections, is waiting his turn as Tuesday is the last day for filing.

"Waiting to file my nomination. My token no is 45. There are many people here to file nomination papers. (I) am so glad so many people participating in democr


Tuesday, January 21, 2020CBI should probe ex Goa CM, babus in mining scam: Lokayukta

Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) The Goa Lokayukta on Tuesday directed the state government to order a CBI probe into the illegal renewal of 88 mining leases in 2015, by then Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, former Mines Secretary P.K. Sain and the Director Mining and Geology department Prasanna Acharya.

"Appropriate FIR should be registered by the ACB of the State government against respondents 1 to 3


Tuesday, January 21, 2020DMK urges AIADMK government not to implement NPR, NRC

Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's opposition DMK party executive on Tuesday urged the ruling AIADMK to announce that it would not allow the implementing of the National Population Register (NPR) and National Register for Citizens (NRC) in the state.

Besides passing this in a resolution, a DMK emergency executive council meeting held here also condemned the state government on various issues


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Twitterati pour wishes as Sushant turns a year older

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Bollywood top-notch actor Sushant Singh Rajput has turned 34-year-old today and his fans have been pouring wishes for his.

On his 34th birthday on Tuesday, his rumoured girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty posted an adorable birthday wishes to him on Instagram. Sharing two romantic unseen photos of herself with Sushant, she went on to address him as "supermassive black hole".


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Another dropped MLA quits AAP, joins NCP

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Sitting Aam Aadmi Party MLA Surender Singh, who was denied the party ticket for the upcoming Delhi Assembly election, on Tuesday said that he has resigned from the party and is contesting from the NCP.

Sharing his resignation letter on Twitter, he said, "Today, I'm sad and I'm giving my resignation letter from the Aam Aadmi Party."

Later, speaking to IANS, the Delhi


Tuesday, January 21, 20208 Kerala tourists found dead in Nepal hotel

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Eight tourists from Kerala have been found dead in a hotel in Nepal, Union Minister for State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan confirmed on Tuesday.

Speaking to the media, Muraleedharan said the tourists comprising two families of Thiruvananthapuram were reported dead in Daman in Nepal's Makwanpur district.

"The families of Renjith and Pravee


Tuesday, January 21, 2020MHA sanctions 2,000 posts in CISF

New Delhi, Jan 21: The Union Home Ministry has approved creation of 2,000 posts in the CISF to augment its strength to effectively guard vital installations, including airports, atomic installations, metro networks, officials said.

The Central Industrial Security Force guards about 60 civil airports in the country and has an elite VVIP security wing under its command called the Special Securit


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Bright future awaits J-K after abrogation of Article 370: Rijiju

Jammu, Jan 21: Stating that Article 370 was the "biggest obstacle" in the development of Jammu and Kashmir, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the future of the Union Territory is bright and its youth can now have a dream to "touch the sky".

Rijiju was the part of the latest batch of nearly a dozen Union ministers who reached Jammu on Tuesday on the fourth day of the massive outreach


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Two J-K youths among National Bravery awardees

New Delhi, Jan 21:Two youths from Jammu & Kashmir and a Karnataka boy, who guided an ambulance during floods in the state, are among those who have been chosen for the National Bravery Award this year, officials said on Tuesday.

The names of awardees -- 10 girls and 12 boys -- were announced by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) on Tuesday.

Sixteen-year-old Muhammed Muhsin from Koz



Rajouri, 21 Jan: In an effort to promote awareness about 'Health and Sanitation, Indian Army organised an awareness lecture on “Hygiene and Sanitation” at Youth Centre, Palma in Rajouri District.

The aim of the lecture was to educate students, and youth to accomplish the vision of a clean and serene India. Emphasis was laid on various aspects that are required to be addressed to have a clean


Tuesday, January 21, 2020No going back on CAA: Shah tells opposition

Lucknow, Jan 21: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on the opposition and dared it to protest as much as they can for the Modi government will not take back the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Shah dared Rahul Gandhi, Mayawati, Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav to a public debate on CAA and said that these leaders were driven only by vote-bank politics.



Tuesday, January 21, 20202 militants among 4 killed in Kashmir encounter

Srinagar, Jan 21: Two militants and two security men were killed in an ongoing encounter in the Tral area of south Kashmir on Tuesday.

The two security men included an army jawan and a Special Police Office (SPO), who were injured during the encounter. The two succumbed to injuries while being taken to the hospital.

According to reports, police had a specific input about the presence of mi


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Allu Arjun thanks fans for making 'Ala...' a 'magnanimous hit'

Hyderabad, Jan 21: Telugu star Allu Arjun is thrilled about his latest film "Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo" opening to great numbers. He has thanked the audience for making it a "magnanimous hit".

"I whole heartedly thank my audience for blessing us with this magnanimous Hit... and bringing smiles into our lives. So content in our hearts to celebrate the success with you all. Humbled #AVPL celebrati


Tuesday, January 21, 20202 militants killed in encounter in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 21: Two militants were killed and two security men injured in an ongoing encounter in the Tral area of south Kashmir.

According to reports, police had a specific input about the presence of militants in the Zand village of Tral. The area was cordoned off and search operation launched. A contact was eventually established with the militants, who were hiding in a house that led to


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Traffic suspended on Jammu-Srinagar NH after fresh snowfall

Jammu, Jan 21: Fresh snowfall in high altitude areas and rains in plains led to suspension of traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, leaving over 1500 vehicles stranded, officials said.

A traffic department official said traffic on the strategic highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was suspended from both Srinagar and Jammu in view of the fr


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Encounter breaks out in J&K's Pulwama

Srinagar, Jan 21: An encounter broke out between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khrew following information about the presence of militants in the area, an officer said.

The operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire. The security forces retaliated, trig


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Bank fraud: ED attaches assets Rs 107.73 cr of Fairdeal

New Delhi, Jan 21: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached movable and immovable assets worth Rs 107.73 crores of Directors of Fairdeal Supplies Ltd in a bank fraud case, the agency said on Tuesday.

The attached assets include land and building of SIV Industries, Coimbatore, an office building, a farm house and a bungalow in Ahmedabad and seven fixed deposits, said the ED, adding the att


Tuesday, January 21, 2020JNUSU moves Delhi HC against late fees

New Delhi, Jan 21: The JNU Students' Union has moved the Delhi High Court seeking direction of the court to restrain the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration from imposing late fees on students for registrations in winter semester 2020.

The plea was filed by JNUSU members including President Aishe Ghose, Vice President Saket Moon and others.

The plea also seeks directions to the varsi


Tuesday, January 21, 2020No relief for 3 ex CMs, other leaders, internet still suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 21: There was no relief for three former Chief Ministers, ex-ministers and ex-legislators who remained under detention from August 5, when the Centre scrapped Article 370 and 35 A and dividing the state into two Union Territory (UT).

Internet service of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) remained suspended since August 5, badly hitting media per


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Will not apologise for comments about Periyar rally: Rajinikanth

Chennai, Jan 21: Southern superstar Rajinikanth categorically refused to apologise for his comments about a 1971 rally led by rationalist E.V. Ramasamy 'Periyar', which has not gone down well with the Dravidian movement leader's followers.

Rajinikanth's comments came during the 50th anniversary function of the Tamil magazine "Thuglak" last week.

At the Thuglak function, Rajinikanth said tha


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Pune's Virology institute to test novel coronavirus samples

New Delhi, Jan 21: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has said that the National Institute of Virology in Pune is fully prepared to test samples of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) along with 10 other laboratories under the Indian Council of Medical Research's Viral Research.

The Diagnostics Laboratories networks are also equipped to test such samples, if the need arises, said the


Tuesday, January 21, 2020More snowfall in Shimla, Manali

Shimla, Jan 21: The Himachal capital Shimla and nearby Manali received a fresh spell of overnight snow bringing down temperatures in the hill state as well as affecting the plains below, officials said.

Traffic in towns in upper Shimla district was partially hampered in the morning with snow piled on roads, however, it gave the resort and its neighbouring areas a picturesque look.

The snow


Tuesday, January 21, 2020UP cop caught on camera stealing milk

Lucknow, Jan 21: After the Lucknow police was caught on camera, walking off with blankets taken from women protesting against citizenship law on Saturday night, another video from Noida has gone viral on social media in which a policeman is seen purportedly stealing packets of milk kept outside a store in the area.

The act was caught on a CCTV camera in the early hours of January 19.

In Luc


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Surat fire engulfs textile market

Surat, Jan 21: A massive fire broke out early at the Raghuvir textile market here in the Gujarat city.

The 10-storey building was gutted as 50 fire tenders fought billowing flames in the Saroli area.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Rightful demand of Kashmiri Pundits that they are facilitated to return to their birth place: Naidu

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said it is quite natural for the Kashmiri Pandits to expect the governments and society to understand their sufferings and take steps for their rehabilitation.

He said it is the duty of the country as a whole and the Kashmiri people in particular to see that the "sons of the soil, who were driven out due to killings and terror instigated by India's ne


Tuesday, January 21, 2020PM greets people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on Statehood Day

New Delhi, Jan 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their Statehood Day and hailed the traditions and culture of the three northeast states.

On this day in 1972, all the three states became full-fledged states under the North Eastern Region (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.

"On Manipur's Statehood Day, my greetings to the people of the wonderful


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Prepare for attack by govt ministers on IMF, Gita Gopinath: Chidambaram on growth forecast

New Delhi, Jan 21: With the IMF lowering India's economic growth estimate for the current fiscal to 4.8 per cent, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday claimed an attack on the world body and its chief economist Gita Gopinath by government ministers was imminent.

He also alleged that the growth figure of 4.8 per cent given by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is after some "windo


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Foggy morning in city

New Delhi, Jan 21: Delhiites woke up to a foggy Tuesday morning with the minimum temperature setting at 9.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.

Humidity was recorded at 100 per cent.

The weatherman has forecast partly cloudy skies with the maximum temperature likely to settle around 17 degrees Celsius while the minimum on Wednesday is likely to settle around eight degre


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Delhi polls: Cong releases 3rd list of five candidates, fields former MP Parvez Hashmi from Okhla

New Delhi, Jan 21: The Congress released its third list of five candidates for the February 8 Delhi assembly elections, fielding former Rajya Sabha member Parvez Hashmi from the Okhla constituency.

Former Congress MLA Mukesh Sharma is the party's nominee from the Vikaspuri seat.

The party has fielded Mohinder Chaudhary from the Mehrauli assembly seat, Parveen Rana from Bijwasan and Jai Prak


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Global entertainment industry embraces Alibaba Cloud

Beijing, Jan 21: Alibaba Cloud announced it has become the first Public Cloud vendor in the world to obtain the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) certification from the global entertainment industry.

The TPN is a joint venture between two major entertainment industry associations; the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA).

The goal


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Zomato acquires UberEats India for nearly Rs 2,500 crore

New Delhi, Jan 21: Zomato announced that it has acquired Uber's Food Delivery Business in India in an all-stock deal and Uber will have 9.99 per cent stake in the Deepinder Goyal-led food delivery platform.

According to sources close to the deal, it is in the range of over $350 million or nearly Rs 2,500 crore.

Uber Eats in India will discontinue operations and direct restaurants, delivery


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Relief to consumers as fuel prices dip further on Tuesday

New Delhi, Jan 21: In a major relief to the consumers, fuel prices were cut further on sixth consecutive day across all major cities on Tuesday.

The price of petrol was cut by 16 paise and that of diesel by 21 paise on Tuesday.

The petrol now costs Rs 74.82 a litre in Delhi, Rs 80.42 a litre in Mumbai, Rs 77.42 a litre in Kolkata and Rs 77.72 a litre in Chennai after the price cut.



Tuesday, January 21, 2020Sensex down 90 pts, Nifty below 12,200

Mumbai, Jan 21: The benchmark Sensex opened lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed India's 2019 growth estimates to 4.8 per cent from 6.1 per cent.

IMF cited a sharper-than-expected slowdown in local demand and stress in the non-bank financial sector.

Sensex opened at 41,487.57, lower from its Monday's close of 41,528.91.

At 9.37 a.m., Sensex was down 91.54


Tuesday, January 21, 20205 of a marriage party killed in UP crash

Shahjahanpur, Jan 21: Five members of a marriage party were killed when their car crashed into a tree and fell in a ditch in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur.

The accident took place late Monday night near Sada village and all the five occupants of the car died on the spot.

All the deceased were residents of Shantipuram colony in Shahjahanpur.

According to reports, all five were on their way


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Congress' Mukesh Sharma, others to file nominations today

New Delhi, Jan 21: Senior Congress leader Mukesh Sharma and Delhi Congress chief Subash Chopra's daughter Shivani Chopra will file their nomination papers for assembly polls in the city on Tuesday, party leaders said.

Sharma, a former MLA, who is contesting from Vikas Puri seat will file his nomination papers after holding an Aashirvaad Yatra in his assembly constituency. While Shivani, who is


Tuesday, January 21, 2020AAP drops Jitender Singh Tomar, wife given ticket

New Delhi, Jan 21: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has dropped its former law minister in Delhi, Jitender Singh Tomar, who was declared as the party candidate from the Tri Nagar Assembly constituency on January 14, and now has fielded his wife Preeti Tomar from the seat.

The former Minister told agency that his wife is contesting from the seat.

"After the court verdict, I told the party that my w


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Govt to decriminalise Income Tax Act, PMLA

New Delhi/Chennai, Jan 21: The NDA government is moving to decriminalise the Income Tax Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as part of steps towards restoring business confidence.

These are among the steps being taken to catapult the country to a $5 trillion economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said.

In her address on the "roadmap to a $5 trillion economy" at t


Tuesday, January 21, 2020RSS volunteers to take forward pro-CAA campaign

Lucknow, Jan 21: Even as the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is intensifying its campaign to clear misunderstandings over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has now stepped in to assist in the campaign by enlisting over 30,000 volunteers to distribute pamphlets containing details about the law.

The Lok Jagran Manch, an RSS-backed organization, has come up wi


Tuesday, January 21, 2020In dead of night, BJP releases New Delhi candidate's name

New Delhi, Jan 21: In the middle of the night, post 1 a.m., the BJP released its final list that has its New Delhi candidate, Sunil Yadav, who is pitted against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Yadav is a young face who holds the President's Office of Yuva Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party, Delhi (BJYM Delhi). An advocate by profession, Yadav worked his way up the ranks from being the District Pre


Tuesday, January 21, 2020My aim is to defeat corruption, take Delhi forward: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 21: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said the aim of his party is to defeat corruption and take Delhi forward, while that of other parties is to defeat him.

In a tweet in Hindi, he said the fight is between other parties and the work done by AAP.

"On one hand - there are parties like BJP, JD (U), LJP, JJP, Congress, RJD. On the other hand - there are schools, hospitals,


Tuesday, January 21, 2020All ‘artificial barriers’ removed; come, invest in ‘economic paradise’: Murmu

At Pre-Investors’ meet, LG allay fears on restrictions, militancy

JAMMU: Asserting that the abrogation of erstwhile state's special status has removed all ‘artificial barriers’ and has put Jammu and Kashmir on the path of becoming an ‘economic paradise’, Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Monday invited businesses from all over the country to take lead in investing into the union territory.
Murmu, who led his entire government to a first of its kind p


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Top commander, deserter cop among 3 Hizbul militants killed

SRINAGAR: In a major success, three Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including a police deserter and a top-ranking commander, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district on Monday, with the police chief claiming the militancy in south Kashmir approaching its end.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wacchi area of Shopian following information about pres


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Additional staff to verify schemes implementation

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered deployment of additional staff in district statistical and evaluation offices (DSEOs) to carry out detailed verification of projects being implemented under different schemes in the Union Territory.
The additional manpower comprises various officials of statistical and evaluation cadre, who have been mandated to verify every project be


Tuesday, January 21, 20205 out of 36 Union ministers to visit J&K as part of Centre's outreach drive

Srinagar: Only five out of 36 Union ministers will be visiting Kashmir as part of the Centre's outreach programme in the newly-created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to officials, the ministers visiting the Valley over the next four days are Telecommunications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Minority Affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, minister o


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Intense cold conditions in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Kashmir reeled under intense cold conditions as the minimum temperature stayed several degrees below freezing point across the valley, the MET Office said.

A MET official said the freezing temperatures led to development of a layer of frost on roads which caused inconvenience to people especially to motorists but bright sunshine later in the day eased the situation.

Srinagar reco


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Rejected by public, Opposition spreading confusion, lies: Modi

New Delhi: Slamming the opposition parties and the “ecosystem” backing them, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said those rejected by people in elections have been left with few weapons and were spreading confusion and lies.
He said the party will face more challenges in the coming days than what it did while in the opposition and asked the BJP workers to reach out to the public more active


Tuesday, January 21, 2020J P Nadda elected new BJP president

NEW DELHI: Jagat Prakash Nadda on Monday was elected unopposed as the BJP's national president, taking over the reins from Amit Shah whose tenure of five-and-a-half years saw the party turning into a formidable election-winning machinery despite occasional setbacks.
The 59-year-old leader from Himachal Pradesh, seen as an affable and low-key politician, enjoys the trust of Prime Minister Narendr


Tuesday, January 21, 2020JKP chief supports de-radicalisation camps for youth gone astray in J&K

‘No bar on probing past crimes of Davinder Singh’

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbagh Singh on Monday supported the idea of setting up deradicalisation centres for youth, who have gone astray, in the trouble torn union territory, even as he said there was no bar on investigating past crimes committed by sacked police officer Davinder Singh.
"In recent times, there have been lot of efforts from Pakistan and it's agencies to spur rad


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Disgraced DySP’s DGP's commendation medal, certificate forfeited too

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday forfeited the DGP's commendation medal and certificate given to suspended DSP Davinder Singh, who has been arrested for helping terrorists travel out of J&K, five days after he lost his Sher-e-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry.
An order issued by the Director General of Police Dilbag Singh announced the forfeiture of DGP's commendation medal


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Man beaten brutally after he fails to notice cops’ signal, hospitalised

JAMMU: In a horrific incident, a man waiting in a car on the road was beaten black and blue, after he failed to notice the signal of some policemen asking him to move his vehicle. The man who lost consciousness due to brutal assault, was later admitted to the Gandhi Nagar hospital where doctors, after seeing his condition, referred him to the Government Medical College and Hospital for advance tr


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Rather in unfair spotlight for surname, claims his counsel

JAMMU: Days after his arrest by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a bank loan default case involving Rs 177 crore, businessman Hilal Rather’s legal counsel has alleged his selected targeting in the case, even as it denied the media reports stating that he had diverted the funds to purchase properties abroad.

The counsel claimed that Hilal was cooperating with the premier investigation agency


Tuesday, January 21, 20207 KAS shifted

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday affected a minor reshuffle in the middle-rung administration, transferring and posting seven KAS officers.

Naresh Kumar, Deputy Secretary to the Government, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department, was transferred and posted as Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Ramnagar, against an available vacancy, besides being given the additional charge of t


Tuesday, January 21, 2020Bomb hurled at CRPF bunker

SRINAGAR: Suspected militants on Monday hurled a petrol bomb at security forces in Pulwama district.

However, there was no damage done in the attack which took place in the restive district of south Kashmir—a militancy hotbed.

“A petrol bomb was lobbed towards a CRPF bunker at Newain Pulwama Monday evening, a police official said.

He said there was no loss of life or injury in the explos



J&K Global Investors’ Summit 2020

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 20 - With an intent to invite investments to the newly formed UT of Jammu & Kashmir, a three-day Global Investors' Summit 2020 is scheduled early this year which will be held in the twin cities of Srinagar and Jammu. As a precursor to this mega event a Pre-Summit Investors' Meet & Curtain-Raiser of the event was held today in New Delhi.
Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (


Monday, January 20, 2020Education, health & employment main focus of govt: Arjun Munda at Reasi

REASI, JANUARY 20: Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda today said that advancement of education, health and employment sectors are main focus areas of centre government's development plan.
Chairing a public outreach meeting here at STC Talwara in block Pouni, during his visit to this mountainous district, the Union Minister sought full involvement of local administration in meeting


Monday, January 20, 2020Member Secretary J&K SLSA visits Ahata-e-Waqar

JAMMU, JANUARY 20: Member Secretary, J&K State Legal Services Authority M.K Sharma along with Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Jammu Naushad Ahmed Khan today visited a day care and recreation centre Ahata-e-Waqar for senior citizens at Lower Roop Nagar, Jammu.
Member Secretary checked the rooms and accommodation with other facilities including lodging, nutrition and hygiene being p


Monday, January 20, 2020DDC Kishtwar inaugurates cricket tournament

KISHTWAR, JANUARY: District Development Commissioner Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana today inaugurated cricket tournament organised by JK Police under civic action plan 2020 at Chowgan Ground.
SSP Kishtwar, Dr. Harmeet Singh Mehta, Brigadier 9 RR Vikrim Bhan besides other officer of Army, CRPF, Police and staff members of Sports department along with large number of people were present on the occasi


Monday, January 20, 2020ADDC Poonch reviews National Voters Day Celebrations

POONCH, JANUARY 20: Additional District Development Commissioner Poonch Mohd Rashid Choudhary today convened a review meeting regarding the celebration of 10th National Voters Day.
During the meeting it was decided that district level function will be held GDC Poonch on January 25 meanwhile similar function will also be held at every polling station under the theme "Electoral Literacy for Stro


Monday, January 20, 2020Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign kick starts in Doda

DODA, JANUARY 20: District administration in collaboration with ICDS Department Doda today organized a pledge ceremony based on the theme 'Save and Educate Girl Child' and signatory campaign as a part of the week long Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign at Sports Stadium Doda.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Doda Kishori Lal Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion.
Hundreds of students includi


Monday, January 20, 2020Ramban Administration accords fair well to ACR Harbans Sharma

RAMBAN, JANUARY 20: District Development Commissioner Nazim Zai Khan and officers of the District Administration accorded warm send-off to Assistant Commissioner Revenue Harbans Sharma who has been transferred as Joint Director Education Department Jammu.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC recalled that Harbans Sharma during his tenure of almost one year as ACR in the District and also praised abou


Monday, January 20, 2020Samagra Shikhsa screens Special “Kanno Dekhi Movie” for special children

JAMMU, JANUARY 20- A special Kanno Dekhi Movie “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”- for visually impaired children, was today screened by Directorate of Samagra Shiksha in association with Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, here at Platinum Cineplex, Palm Islands, Canal Road.
The movie is specially designed with background voice narrations, which help visually impaired persons to understand the storyline and enjoy the


Monday, January 20, 2020Union MoS Sarangi dedicates several development project to rural populace

Spells out govt schemes, achievements during public outreach programme at Ramkot

KATHUA, JANUARY 20- Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Partap Chandra Sarangi, today said that the Union Government is endeavoring hard towards all round development of every part of Jammu and Kashmir with emphasis on unreached areas.
Union MoS, while addressing a mammoth gathering during a public outreach program at Ramko


Monday, January 20, 2020Union MoS lays foundation stones for roads at Marh, Bhalwal

Lists development programmes, centrally sponsored schemes

JAMMU, JANUARY 20: Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Susree Debasree Choudhari, today laid foundation stones for construction of roads from Machine Domana to Chibba Chak in Block Bhalwal Jammu and Lahori Chak, Gajnasoo Bazaar to Rathua in Block Marh.
While addressing the gathering at Marh, the Union MoS said that the Government of India is according special focus on ensu


Monday, January 20, 2020V.K Singh conducts public interaction programme at Tikri Udhampur

Terms road connectivity as pre-requisite for growth, development

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY - 20: As part of public outreach programme launched by the Center government for the Union Territory of J&K, Minister of State for Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways General (Retired) V. K Singh, conducted a exhaustive public outreach programme at Higher Secondary School, Tikri, Udhampur here this morning .
Commissioner Secretary, PWD (R&B) Department, Khurs


Monday, January 20, 2020Students Exchange Programme: Group of 110 JK students leaves for Tamil Nadu

Hirdesh Kumar flags off touring contingent

JAMMU, JANUARY 20- A group of 110 students, drawn from various government schools of Chenab region districts, today left for Tamil Nadu under Students Exchange Programme of Samagra Shiksha.
The students were flagged off by Commissioner/Secretary School Education, Hirdesh Kumar Singh here from Teachers’ Bhawan. The group of touring children, comprising students of High and Higher Secondary leve


Monday, January 20, 2020DDC Kulgam tours Nooorabad

Takes stock of snow clearance operation, availability of essentials

KULGAM, JANUARY: 20: District Development Commissioner, Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat today visited Noorabad area to take stock of snow clearance operation, availability of essentials and restoration of power supply.
The DDC visited Watoo, Aasnoor, Manzgam, Avil, K.B.Pora, Batpora, Lisarpora, Yaroo, D.H.Pora, Nihama and adjoining areas.
En-route, he interacted with the locals and sought feedbac


Monday, January 20, 2020R-Day: DDC Bandipora reviews arrangements

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 20: District Development Commissioner Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, today convened a meeting of officers to review Republic Day arrangements in the district.
The meeting was attended by ADC Bandipora, ACR Bandipora, Joint Director Planning, Chief Education Officer Bandipora, Executive Engineers of R&B and PHE, besides other concerned.
The meeting was informed that conting


Monday, January 20, 2020Sub-division, Tehsil level Monitoring Committees constituted in B’la

Committees to monitor snow clearances, restoration of essential services

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 20: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today convened a meeting of officers to constitute Monitoring Committees at Sub-division and Tehsil level with the mandate to monitor the snow clearance measures and restoration of essential services in the district.
The meeting was informed that the committees at the Sub divisional level willbe headed by the concerned ADC and SD


Monday, January 20, 2020R-Day: DDC Kupwara finalizes arrangements

KUPWARA, JANUARY 20: District Development Commissioner, Kupwara, Anshul Garg, today convened a meeting of officers to finalize arrangements for smooth conduct of Republic Day celebrations in the district.
The DDC directed the officers to ensure fault free arrangements for smooth conduct of the event.
The meeting was informed, that main function will be held at District Police Lines (DPL) Kupw


Monday, January 20, 2020B2V2 works to be completed by Feb

DDC Budgam reviews ongoing developmental projects

BUDGAM, JANUARY 20: District Development Commissioner, Budgam Tariq Hussain Ganaie today said that most of the works taken under B2V2 ambitious programme will be completed by ending February.
These remarks were made by the DDC during a meeting of officers to review the progress of works under B2V2, Capex Budget and languishing projects across the district.
Additional Secretary FCS&CA, Directo


Monday, January 20, 2020Dir Horti inaugurates Fruit Preservation & Utilization Extension Centre in Budgam

Urges youth to avail govt schemes to establish units

SRINAGAR, JANUERY 20: Director Horticulture, Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today inaugurated Fruit Preservation and Utilization Extension Centre in Budgam.
Joint Director Horticulture Kashmir, Chief Horticulture officer, District Horticulture Officer, Budgam and other field functionaries of the department were present.
Speaking on the occasion, the director directed for conducting short duration tr


Monday, January 20, 2020Listing Mughal gardens on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites

Div Com chairs meeting to discuss preparation of nomination dossier

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 20: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to discuss the preparation of nomination dossier for listing of Mughal gardens on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
The meeting was attended by Director Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Muneer-ul-Islam; Deputy Director Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Mushtaq Ahmed Beigh; Conservation Arc


Monday, January 20, 2020Div Com reviews availability of petroleum products

70,000 LPG cylinders in stock: Div Com asks oil companies to push for more 500 trucks in next 2 days

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 20: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting of officers to discuss the availability of LPG and Petroleum products in snow affected areas of Kashmir division.
The meeting was attended by Secretary, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) PK Pole; Inspector General, Traffic J&K, T.Namgyal; Director FCS&CA, Kashmir; Medica


Monday, January 20, 2020JTGC organizes Golf Caddies Republic Cup -2020

JAMMU, JANUARY 20: Jammu Tawi Golf Course (JTGC) today organized Golf Caddies “Republic Cup -2020” here today. It is the first tournament of its kind since the inception of JTGC.
32 Caddies of JTGC participated in the tournament, who were divided into 8 four-balls.
Complimenting the winner, runner up and other players who were adjudged the best in different categories and participants, Secr


Monday, January 20, 2020Steps being taken to bring Mughal Gardens on UNESCO heritage site: Secretary JKAACL

Academy holds interactive session with Conservation Architect Abha Narain Lambha

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 20: Director, Archives & Archeology, Muneer-ul-Islam, who also holds the charge of Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL), today said the department is taking steps to bring famed Mughal Gardens of Srinagar on the world heritage site of UNESCO.
He said this during an interactive session with renowned Conservation Architect Abha Narain Lambal


Monday, January 20, 2020Adequate stock of food, essentials available in Kashmir: Secy FCS&CA

Reviews stock position of ration, LPG, petroleum products

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 20: Secretary Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Pandurang Kondbarao Pole today said that ample stock of essential items is in place in Kashmir division while as efforts are underway to ensure its proper distribution.
The Secretary said this while chairing a meeting here to review the status of essential commodities including LPG and petroleum in the Kashmir


Sunday, January 19, 2020Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization held across Kashmir

SRINAGAR, JANUERY 19: The Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Programme was today held across Kashmir during which thousands of children under the age of 5 years were administered anti-polio vaccine to protect them against the crippling disease.
AT ANANTNAG: The District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir inaugurated the programme by administering polio drops to newborn i


Sunday, January 19, 2020JK to usher in new era of development: Arjun Meghwal

Addresses huge public outreach prog at Basholi, inaugurates several dev projects

KATHUA, JANUARY 19: Stating that Jammu and Kashmir will usher in a new era of development, Union Minister of State, Arjun Ram Meghwal today said that central government is committed to ensure all-round progress of J&K.
The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation & Parliamentary Affairs, Arjun Ram Meghwal made these remarks today while addressing a public ou


Sunday, January 19, 2020Union Minister Meghwal interacts with people in Samba

Assures all round development of Jammu Kashmir

SAMBA, JANUARY 19: Under Prime Minister's initiative to reach out to people of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation & Parliamentary Affairs, Arjun Ram Meghwal today inaugurated a tubewell and lane drain protection wall at Birpur, Khada, Mandana Sambha where he also interacted with public and listened to their developmental needs.
The M


Sunday, January 19, 2020Smriti Irani holds public meetings at Reasi

Inaugurates public projects, assures establishment of textile unit in Reasi

REASI, JANUARY 19: Union Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani today conducted public meetings at village Moori of Dheeti Panchayat and at Spritual Growth Centre here today.
Addressing a huge crowd near Middle School Moori, Smriti Irani congratulated the locals for participating in huge numbers in parliamentary as well as Urban Local Bodies elections in the recent p


Sunday, January 19, 2020Union Min Dr MN Pandey conducts Public Outreach Prog at Block Dansal

Urges people to share ideas with Govt at- to usher direct participatory democracy

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: As part of Union Government's Public Outreach Programme, Union Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey today visited various panchayats of Block Dansal, Jammu including Tarah, Janakha and Dansal panchayats and interacted with the residents there.
This visit is part of Union Government's unique initiative under which 36 Cabinet and Council Mi


Sunday, January 19, 2020Dr Jitendra Singh conducts public outreach programme at Udhampur

Inaugurates various developmental projects, interacts with BDC Chairpersons, Councilors, Sarpanches
UDHAMPUR, JANUARY - 19: Union Minister of State in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh today conducted public outreach programme at Subash Stadium, Udhampur.
Commissioner Secretary, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment J&K, Sarita Chauhan, District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Dr. Piyush Sing


Sunday, January 19, 2020Advisor Sharma releases J&K Tourism Calendar

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, KK Sharma released annual calendar 2020 of Tourism Department, J&K, here today.
The calendar was released in presence of Director Tourism Kashmir, Nisar Ahmed.
On the occasion, the Advisor complimented the department for selecting scenic pictures of places of tourism significance for the calendar.


Sunday, January 19, 2020Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization programme begins in Doda

DODA, JANUARY 19:- District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr. Sagar D Doifode inaugurated the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization programme at the Model Polio Booth near OPD block, New District Hospital Doda and also administered Polio drops to the children.
Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, MS District Hospital Doda besides Doctors and senior functionaries of the Health Dep


Sunday, January 19, 2020DDC Doda sends off students for educational tour

DODA, JANUARY 19: District Development Commissioner, Dr.Sagar D Doifode today flagged-off the batch of 40 students for educational tour to Tamil Nadu for student exchange programme under Samagra Shiksha.
DDC extended good wishes to the students and advised them to maintain a tour diary during the tour and asked them to thank the government especially Ministry of HRD who gave them opportunity t


Sunday, January 19, 2020DC Kishtwar inaugurates Pulse Polio Immunization Programme

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 19: Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana today kick started three days Intensified Pulse Polio Programme administered Polio drops to children below 05 years at District Hospital Kishtwar in presence of ADDC Kishtwar Mohd. Hanief Malik and Medical Superintendent District Hospital Kishtwar Dr. Parvez Iqbal Wani.
Deputy CMO Kishtwar Dr. Mohd. Fareed Bhat, District Immu


Sunday, January 19, 2020DC Kishtwar flags off students’ tour under Samagra Shiksha

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 19: Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana today flagged off a group of 30 students of the District under students exchange tour Samagra Shiksha from District Headquarter Kishtwar to Tamilnadu.
ADDC Kishtwar Mohd Hanief Malik, CEO Kishtwar Dr. Kuldeep Kumar Sharma, Assistant Director Planning Manesh Manhas, ZEO Marwah Vidya Dhar, ZEO Padder Subash Sharma, ZEO Nagseni S


Sunday, January 19, 2020UTDRF 2nd Bn. Jammu celebrates 8th Annual Raising Day

JAMMU JANUARY 19: UTDRF 2nd Bn. Jammu today celebrated its 8th Annual Raising Day at Bn. Hqrs. Jammu.
SSP, Commandant of the Bn. Nisha Nathyal, inspected the Bn. Quarter Guard and took salute of UTDRF Parade Contingent.
Speaking on the occasion, the Commandant congratulated the officers and Jawans on Raising Day. She elaborated the need and purpose for creation of UTDRF to act as first respon


Sunday, January 19, 2020Handloom Development Department organizes Handloom Expo “Magical Weaves”

JAMMU JANUARY 19: Director Handloom Development Department, Babila Rakwal today officially inaugurated the Handloom Expo “Magical Weaves organized by Handloom Development Department in collaboration with M/S JanKalyan Handloom WICS at Kala Kendra Jammu.
Deputy Labour Commissioner Kanta Rakwal, Assistant Director Handloom Development Department Jammu Sonika Parihar, Secretary Handloom Corporati


Sunday, January 19, 2020DDC Ramban flags off “Student Exchange Programme” under SSA

RAMBAN, JANUARY, 19: District Development Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan today flagged off a tour of 30 students from Ramban to Tamil Nadu for “Student Exchange Programme” organised by the Education department under Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.
ADC, Ashok Sharma, Chief Education Officer AH Fani, Headmaster GGHS, Amjad Hussain Malik and staff members of the concerned department were present on the oc


Sunday, January 19, 2020DC Rajouri inaugurates 3-days IPPI campaign

82% target children covered on Day 1

RAJOURI, JANUARY 19: Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Nazir Sheikh today kick started three days long campaign of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization and administered vaccine to the children below five years of age at polio booth of Gujjar Mandi.
Senior Rotarian KK Langer, senior officers of district administration, health department and civil society members were present on this occasion.


Sunday, January 19, 2020DDC Samba inaugurates Pulse Polio Programme

SAMBA, JANUARY 19: District development Commissioner, samba Rohit Khajuria today inaugurated Intensified Pulse Polio Programme and instilled polio vaccine drops to newly born baby in the presence of Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rajinder Samyal at District Hospital Samba.
The polio programme is set to be carried out for 3 days and 47654 children in the district of age group below 5 years are to b


Sunday, January 19, 2020NUDWA organizes first ‘SPUPC’ Conference at Sr

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: National Unani Doctors’ Welfare Association (NUDWA) organized first “Scope and prospects of Unani Medicine in Pediatric Health Care” (SPUPC) Conference in collaboration with Hermas Academy of Doctors, Kerala here today.
The conference was attended by Director Indian System of Medicine, Dr Mohan Singh, Chief Philosopher Hermas Academy Kerala and Director Calicut Unan


Sunday, January 19, 2020Verification of executed works: Govt deploys additional staff to DSEOs

JAMMU, JANUARY 20: In order to carryout detailed and complete verification of projects being implemented under different schemes, the government ordered deployment of additional staff in District Statistical & Evaluation Offices (DSEOs) in both the divisions of J&K.
The additional manpower comprises various officials of Statistical & Evaluation cadre, who have been mandated to verify at ground


Sunday, January 19, 20201707309 children administered polio vaccine in JK

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: On the first day of Pulse Polio Immunization Programme, 1707309 children in the age bracket of 0-5 years were administered oral polio vaccine today throughout Jammu and Kashmir.
In the Kashmir division, 948568 children were vaccinated against the crippling disease which amounted to 89 percent of the total target.
Whereas, in Jammu division 758741 children were given polio


Sunday, January 19, 2020Union Health Minister inaugurates National Immunization Day

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey today inaugurated National Immunisation Day here at Gandhi Nagar Hospital.
Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo; Director Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization J&K, Dr. Arun Sharma; Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Renu Sharma; Mission Director, National Health Mi


Sunday, January 19, 2020Muraleedharan e-inaugurates Rural Haat, PMGSY projects in Billawar

Reviews progress of various centrally sponsored schemes

KATHUA, JANUARY 19: Union Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, V. Muraleedharan today e-inaugurated Rural Haat and various road projects under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) at Billawar.
He also reviewed progress of various centrally sponsored schemes and presided over many functions during which he stressed on effective implementation of government pro


Sunday, January 19, 2020Work on AIIMS in Samba to start in Feb: Choubey

All households in Samba to have piped-water connections by 2020

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, today said that civil works on the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) project in Samba shall commence in the month of February 2020.
The Union Minister informed this on a visit to the site identified for the establishment of AIIMS at Vijaypur in Samba district. The project


Sunday, January 19, 2020Central Govt. committed for exemplary transformation in J&K on developmental front: Piyush Goyal

Advisor Khan hopes Goyal will act as JK's ambassador at Centre to project UT's demands

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: The Central Government is committed on its promise for exemplary transformation on developmental front across Jammu and Kashmir after the people joyfully embraced the new system of administration. This was stated by Union Minister of Railways, Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal today while addressing a large gathering of people at Akhnoor here.
The minister inaugurated thre


Sunday, January 19, 2020GoI committed to equitable, fast-track development of JK: R K Singh

Union Minister, Advisor Bhatnagar hold massive public outreach programme at Doda

DODA, JANUARY 19: Union Minister of State for Power, New & Renewable Energy, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Raj Kumar Singh today reiterated the commitment of the central government to ensure equitable and fast-track development projects in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union Minister was addressing a public outreach programme here along with Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnaga


Sunday, January 19, 2020Conducting Block Development Council Elections in J&K a historical step: Anurag Thakur

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: The Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri. Anurag Singh Thakur today said that Jammu and Kashmir has suffered immensely due to the historical mistakes, and this has had a detrimental impact on its political, social and economic development. He said this while inaugurating various developmental projects at Nagrota, Jammu during the second day of the


Sunday, January 19, 2020Ranji Trophy: Ishant, Ashwin shine on Day 1 of 6th round

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Ishant Sharma picked three wickets as Vidarbha were dismissed for 179 runs while Uttar Pradesh reached 281/4 against Mumbai on the first day of the sixth round of Ranji Trophy matches on Sunday.

While Ishant ended with figures of 3/45, Simarjeet Singh returned with 4/39 but Delhi had a difficult time with the bat themselves later in the day. They lost four wickets betw


Sunday, January 19, 2020Bengaluru ODI: Rohit becomes third fastest to 9,000 ODI runs

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) India vice-captain Rohit Sharma became the third fastest batsman to reach 9,000 ODI runs during the series deciding third and final game against Australia here on Sunday.

Rohit needed four runs to get to the landmark and the senior India opener got to it in the final ball of the first over of India's innings to sit behind skipper Virat Kohli and South Africa's AB de Vi


Sunday, January 19, 2020Haaland scores hattrick as Dortmund register come-from-behind win0.

Munich, Jan 19 (IANS) Rising star Erling Haaland continued to impress with a hat trick on his Borussia Dortmund debut, as the team won 5-3 over Augsburg on Saturday in a remarkable comeback result.

The 19-year-old came on for Lukasz Piszczek on 56 minutes with Dortmund 3-1 down and had cut down the deficit three minutes later.

On 61 minutes, Jadon Sancho levelled for the German Bundesliga s


Sunday, January 19, 2020Lee terms ICC's decision to ban Rabada ridiculous

Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Former Australia speedster Brett Lee has slammed ICC's decision to suspend South Africa quick Kagiso Rabada for one Test due to his overflow of emotions while celebrating a wicket, saying its "ridiculous".

"I understand that cricket needs to be played in the spirit of the game but to ban @KagisoRabada25 for a test match for over celebrating to me is ridiculous. I also


Sunday, January 19, 2020Jonty Rhodes says ‘Gully Boy' gave him ‘goosebumps'

Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) South African fielding great Jonty Rhodes finally got to watch the Ranveer Singh starrer "Gully Boy", which made him laugh, cry and gave him goosebumps.

Rhodes tweeted on January 17 that ever since he met actor Siddhant Chaturvedi, he had been listening to the film's soundtrack.

"Been listening to the #GullyBoy soundtrack ever since meeting @SiddhantChturvD last year a


Sunday, January 19, 2020Aim to take part in 2024 Olympics: Swimmer Swadesh Mondal

Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) West Bengal swimmer Swadesh Mondal has had a successful Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati with a gold each in the 100m Breast Stroke and 400m Medley in the U-21 category.

Mondal, who clinched gold at the Asian Pacific Youth Games last year, is aiming to take part in the 2024 Olympics.

"I am aiming for the 2024 Olympics. Hopefully, I will do well in the trials and b


Sunday, January 19, 2020A college canteen propels Aurangabad shooter to success

Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Harshada Nithave's parents set up a small canteen in a college in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, with the sole aim of giving her a good education.

But Harshada fell in love with shooting, ringing alarm bell, at first, in the household. Her father was worried about the expensive nature of the sport and tried to dissuade her.

The cheeky lass, however, quietly practiced and w


Sunday, January 19, 2020Shaw stamps authority for India Test squad with blistering ton

Lincoln (New Zealand), Jan 19 (IANS) Prithvi Shaw brightened his chances to enter the Indian Test squad after slamming a magnificent 150 against New Zealand here on Sunday.

The promising youngster's crucial knock guided India to post a massive 372 in the second one-day warm up game against the Kiwis.

Opening for his side, Shaw took India to a flying start with Mayank Agarwal (32) as they ad


Sunday, January 19, 2020Bajrang, Ravi win gold at Rome Ranking Series

Rome, Jan 19 (IANS) Ace India grapplers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya have won gold at the Rome Ranking Series. Bajrang beat American Jordan Oliver 4-3 in the final, while, Dahiya, fighting in 61 kg instead of his usual 57 kg category, also bagged the yellow metal after beating Kazakhstan's Nurbolat Abdualiyev 6-0.

Dahiya beat Moldova's Alexandru Chirtoaca in the first round and Kazakhstan's N


Sunday, January 19, 2020Commerce Ministry recommends only one bottle of duty-free alcohol

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In bad news for some foreign travellers, the Commerce Ministry has proposed restricting purchase of liquor at duty-free shops to one bottle.

In addition, it has also recommended to the Finance Ministry that purchase of cigarette cartons at duty-free shops should be banned.

These recommendations are part of proposals made by the Commerce Ministry for the Union Budget


Sunday, January 19, 2020Oil min to take Cabinet approval on gas sector reforms

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The government has decided against giving the power sector priority access to cheaper domestic gas. The petroleum ministry is finalising a note for the Cabinet on gas sector reforms which among other things proposes to restrict allocation of limited domestic gas for fertiliser, city gas distribution (CGD) and production of LPG.

Sources said that the oil ministry note h


Sunday, January 19, 2020Compensate customers for late arrival of freight trains: Goyal

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has stressed the need for separate tracks for freight trains and compensation for freight customers in case of late arrival of goods trains.

"It is necessary to have separate tracks for ferrying freight as well as passengers to ensure faster movement of both," Goyal said on Saturday at the 14th Foundation Day of the Dedicated Freight Corri


Sunday, January 19, 2020Arbitrator says Baseline didn't fudge books, denies VFI IP rights

Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) In the case of illegal termination of the agreement of Baseline Ventures India Pvt Ltd for conducting the Pro Volleyball League by the Volleyball Federation of India (VFI), the federation received a major blow on Sunday with the arbitrator ruling that there is no financial irregularity in the accounts submitted by the company to the federation

The sole arbitrator in the


Sunday, January 19, 2020CPI MP urges govt to extend comment deadline on labour Codes

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) MP in the Rajya Sabha Binoy Viswam has requested Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar to extend deadline of inviting suggestions from the public on "Industrial Relations Code, 2019" and "Code on Social Security, 2019" for a month.

The legislator, who is the leader of CPI Parliamentary Party and Secretary (National Council), wrote a lette


Sunday, January 19, 2020Airtel partners with Bharti AXA to offer prepaid with life insurance

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Sunday announced its partnership with Bharti AXA Life Insurance to introduce its most affordable prepaid bundle with built in life insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh.

Airtel's new prepaid bundle at Rs 179 offers unlimited calling to any network, 2 GB data, 300 SMS along with a term life cover of Rs 2 lakh from Bharti AXA Life Insurance. The pack has a validi


Sunday, January 19, 2020National Insurance Company board to meet on Monday

Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Kolkata-based public sector insurer National Insurance Company Limited has called for a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday.

The meeting is held after the Board of Directors of two other government-owned general insurers - Oriental Insurance Company Ltd and United India Insurance Company Ltd- were held in Delhi on Friday.

The central government had earlier pro


Sunday, January 19, 2020Petrol, diesel prices cut for 4th straight day

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Fuel prices continued downward spiral for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday. The price of petrol was cut by 17-19 paise and that of diesel by 16-18 paise across all major cities.

The petrol now costs Rs 75.09 a litre in Delhi, Rs 80.68 a litre in Mumbai, Rs 77.68 a litre in Kolkata and Rs 78.01 a litre in Chennai after the price cut.

Similarly, diesel costs Rs 68


Sunday, January 19, 2020PM Modi to interact with students on "Pariksha Pe Charcha"

New Delhi, 19 Jan (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with a select group of students, teachers and parents as part of the "Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020".

The interaction programme with school students will take place at 11 a.m. at the Talkatora Stadium on Monday.

The Prime Minister will also respond to the queries posed by the students and discuss upon ways to overcome examinatio


Sunday, January 19, 2020Congress not against granting citizenship to Hindus: Singhvi

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Congress party has categorically rejected the claims that they are opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in toto but say that they have only objected to the exclusion of a community in the amended Act.

Senior party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said on Sunday that the Congress is not opposed to granting citizenship to Hindus.

Singhvi said: "The Congress


Sunday, January 19, 2020Yediyurappa to showcase Karnataka at Davos for investments

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa would showcase the state at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF), scheduled on January 20-24, at Davos in Switzerland for global investments, said an official here on Sunday.

"The Chief Minister will be participating at the 5-day WEF as part of the Indian delegation led by Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal to showcase the sta


Sunday, January 19, 2020Punjab to administer polio drops to 33 lakh children

Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday launched a three-day pulse polio campaign at Jagatpura village in Mohali district.

More than 33 lakh children of less than five years across the state will be administered polio drops as part of the National Immunization Day drive.

After administering oral polio vaccine drops to children, the mi


Sunday, January 19, 2020No self-promotion on public money: SC panel to states

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In the wake of complaints against some of the state governments for promoting ruling party leaders using public money, a Supreme Court-mandated content regulation panel wants states to set up content regulators for government advertisements.

In case states are not keen to constitute their own panels, they can vest the authority in the three-member content regulation co