G-20 presidency unique opportunity to showcase India's strengths to world: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi told an all-party meeting that India's G-20 presidency is a unique opportunity to showcase the country's strengths to the entire world. Asserting that the country's presidency of the G-20, a grouping of world...

Modi wave' takes Guj, may edge Congress in HP; AAP a distant third: Exit polls

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party will retain Gujarat for a seventh consecutive term and will win an unprecedented second term in Himachal Pradesh, according to exit poll data released Monday evening. The Congress must settle for a distant sec...

Mirwaiz’s 40-month-long ‘house arrest’: Has Hurriyat missed the bus for good?

Srinagar: A Kashmiri separatist conglomerate, which calls itself as ‘All Parties Hurriyat Conference’ (APHC), has said on Monday that its Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq completed “40 months of arbitrary and extra-judicial house detention” on 5 August ...

2 men rescue Kashmiri trader, give Rs 9 Lakh

Jammu: Two samaritans from Punjab on Monday came forward to help a Kashmiri man whose cartons of apples were stolen after his truck overturned in Fatehgarh Sahib district. Rajwinder Singh from Patiala and Gurpreet Singh from Mohali gave a cheque of...

J&K government plans to set up incubator for cybersecurity-related startups

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir administration is planning to set up a dedicated incubator for cybersecurity-related startups to promote local industries. Under its recently launched Cyber Security Policy, the administration will also outsource relevant r...

43 pc voting in two DDC constituencies in Kashmir

HC junks plea seeking repolling of Hajin-A constituency Srinagar: Around 43 per cent voting was recorded in the two District Development Consistencies (DDC) in Jammu and Kashmir which went to the re-poll on Monday, an official spokesman said. The ...

Fear among Kashmiri Pandits after terror threat

Jammu: Kashmiri Pandits working in the Valley are in a state of panic after a terrorist group released a hit list of 56 employees from the community. In the aftermath of targeted killings by terrorists, several Kashmiri Pandits employed in the Vall...

'2-member inspection team tasked to frame policy for time-bound completion of houses'

Jammu: In a very significant move, the government of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday constituted a two members inspection team for undertaking corrective measures for time bound completion of houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna-Gramin (PMAY-G) for th...

Education department’s Eco Clubs to spread environmental messages on social media

SRINAGAR: The Education Department in Kashmir has called for the establishment of Eco Clubs on social media to conduct timely updates on environment-related activities in schools to disseminate the message and for general awareness. In this regard,...

My heart says Art 370 will be restored: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said his party has mounted a legal challenge to the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370 and he believed that the special status to Jammu and Kashmir will be restored. Referring to t...

Boycotting 2018 panchayat polls mistake, says Farooq after re-elected as NC President

Srinagar: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Monday said boycotting the panchayat polls in 2018 was "a huge mistake" and the party must contest every future election in Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah also warned the government and the securi...

Srinagar temperature plunges to -3.4

Srinagar: With persistent dry spell in Jammu and Kashmir, the night temperature has plummeted further in the Valley while Srinagar has recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 3.4 degree Celsius. As per data the minimum temperature at worl...

Government revise CSR rules

Jammu: The Government on Monday formed a committee headed by administrative secretary GAD to carry out revision of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Regulations (CSR) and other rules and regulations governing the employees Headed by Administrati...

Seventeen injured after bus carrying wedding guests turns turtle in J&K's Rajouri

Rajouri, Dec 5: Seventeen guests on board a bus carrying wedding guests were injured in a road accident in Tarkundi near Line of Control in Rajouri district on Monday, officials said. As per police, the accident took place on Monday morning whe...

Farooq Abdullah re-elected as NC President

Srinagar, Dec 05: Farooq Abdullah was on Monday elected unopposed as the president of National Conference, reports said. Quoting NC spokesperson, Imran Nabi Dar, news agency KNO reported that the Srinagar Parliamentarian was elected unopposed in ...

DDC polls: Hajin records 35% polling till 11 am, Drugmulla 16%

Srinagar, Dec 05: Hajin (A) DDC constituency recorded a polling percentage of 34.43 till 11 am and Drugmulla 15.7%, officials said. The State Election Commission (SEC) had declared the polls of both the District Development Council (DDC) seats as...

4.78% voting recorded in Drugmulla DDC seat in two hours

Srinagar, Dec 05: Around 4.78 percent polling was recorded in Drugmulla district development council(DDC) seat in the first two hours of voting on Monday. Quoting an official, news agencies reported that 1569 votes were polled in the first two ho...

At minus 3.4 degree Celsius, Srinagar records coldest night of season

Srinagar, Dec 05: Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded the coldest night of the season on Monday at minus 3.4 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature continues to settle below freezing point in the Valley as majority of sta...

Centre to convene all-party meet to finalise strategies

New Delhi: The Centre will convene an all-party meeting on Monday to solicit suggestions, discuss and finalise strategies for the G-20 summit which India will host in September next year. Presidents of nearly 40 parties have been invited to the mee...

India will become 'viswaguru' In next 25 yrs, says President

New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday exuded confidence that the country would become the viswaguru' by the time it celebrated the centenary of its Independence (in 2047) with its pride restored. Addressing the Navy Day celebrations at the ...

J&K government mulls to introduce cyber insurance under CSP

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir is planning to create a pool of cyber security analysts under the recently launched Cyber Security Policy (CSP) to combat cyber terrorism and cyber attacks. The CSP also talks about setting up computer energy response team ...

Unpredictable politics over DDC polls in Kashmir

Srinagar: People’s Conference led by Sajad Lone is seeking votes for the pen and inkpot, the election symbol of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The National Conference and the PDP, meanwhile, are seeking votes for Independents and campaigning ...

Nation proud of brave sea warriors: LG Sinha

Jammu: Extending greeting to all Navy personnel and their families, the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that the nation is proud of our brave sea warriors for their unwavering dedication in safeguarding maritime borders. “Greetings & best wish...

Ladakh introduces world's first manhole cleaning robot to end manual scavenging

Jammu: The UT administration of Ladakh has introduced robots across Leh city to clean manholes and dispense with human entry into sewer openings with an aim to eliminate manual scavenging (the practice of removing human excreta by hand from sewers o...

21,640 units established in J&K, 1.73 Lakh employment created

Jammu: Surpassing all states and UTs 21,640 units have been established under flagship scheme Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) during 2021-2022 which created highest number of employment i.e. 1.73 lakh. An official said that t...

Party aims to represent every community in J&K, says Azad

Jammu: Democratic Azad Party Chairman and Former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday lauded the contribution of Sikh community for their humanitarian efforts and fighting the enemy whenever needed to protect the country. Azad met a delegation...

After 2 years hiatus, Vaishno Devi pilgrimage likely to reach 1 Cr mark

Jammu: After remaining affected due to Covid-19 restrictions in the last couple of years, the pilgrimage to the revered Vaishno Devi shrine atop the Trikuta hills in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district seems to be returning to pre-pandemic returning ...

Kashmir reels under cold, MeT predicts snow on Dec 9

Srinagar: Meteorological Department predicts light snow over plains and lower reaches while light to moderate snow over middle and higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir on December 9-10, even as Kashmir valley continued to shiver in unabated cold coup...

BSF effectively guarding against infiltration, smuggling: MoS Rai

Jammu: The Border Security Force (BSF) has been effectively thwarting the growing challenges of infiltration, drugs and arms smuggling and the menace of drones from across the border, Union minister Nityanand Rai said here on Sunday. He was speakin...

Admin retries 27 acres of land

Jammu: More than 27 acres of government land was retrieved during an anti-encroachment drive in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, an official said. The drive was conducted in different villages of the border district on the directi...

Truck catches fire in Samba

Jammu: A Jammu-bound truck, loaded with paper rolls, was damaged after it caught fire in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said. Driver Ashok Kumar escaped unhurt as he jumped timely from the vehicle after noticing the fire,...

10 drug peddlers arrested in J&K

Jammu: Ten alleged drug peddlers were arrested along with a large quantity of contraband substances in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday. More than 275 kgs of poppy straw were recovered from a truck loaded with apples duri...

Terrorist hideout busted in Kishtwar

Jammu: Security forces on Sunday busted a terrorist hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district and recovered ammunition and explosive material, a defence spokesman said. The hideout was discovered during a joint search operation by the Army a...

Kashmir shivers as Srinagar again records season's lowest at minus 2.2°C

Srinagar, Dec 4: Foggy and cold weather conditions showed no signs of reprieve in Kashmir Valley as minimum temperature in Srinagar again plunged to minus 2.2°C on Sunday. Quoting a meteorological department official, news agency GNS reported tha...

Mallikarjun Kharge makes strong pitch for fixing accountability in Congress organisation at key meet

NEW DELHI: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday strongly pitched for organisational accountability from top to bottom, and said those unable to fulfil their responsibilities will have to make way for their colleagues. In his opening rem...