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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 cou...

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 eve...

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 arbitrar...

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 Patia...

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,...

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...

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 terrori...

'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 unde...

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 m...

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 J...

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. ...

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 Cel...

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 regulatio...

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...

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 resto...

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 tal...

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, a...

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 safe...

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 practi...

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 e...

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 nee...

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 distric...

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 Kashmi...

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 ...

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 differ...

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 jumpe...

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 w...

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 discov...

India's bio-economy grew 8 times under PM Modi since 2014: Jitendra

Jammu: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said India's bio-economy has grown eight times in the last 8 years under the Modi government from 10 billion dollars in 2014 to over 80 billion dollar...

2K Kisan Khidmat Centres set up in J&K, says official

Jammu: As many as 2,000 Kisan Khidmat Centres' have been set up across Jammu and Kashmir to provide all facilities to farmers at their doorsteps, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Production De...

Ready for war with India if attacked: Pak's Army chief

Islamabad: Pakistan's newly-appointed Army chief General Asim Munir on Saturday said that if his country is attacked, the Pakistani armed forces will "not only defend every inch of our motherland, bu...

First FASTag-enabled parking system launched

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir's first FASTag-enabled parking management system was launched at the general bus stand here on Saturday, an official spokesperson said. Principal Secretary, Housing and Urba...

Chapter of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism closing in J&K: DGP

Jammu: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Saturday said the chapter of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism is closing in Jammu and Kashmir but drug menace has now emerged as a "bigger enemy" and nee...

J&K to engage interpreters in govt functions to promote sign language

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir administration is contemplating to engage interpreters at all government functions to promote sign language, a senior government official said on Saturday, as the Union terri...

SIA conduct searches at multiple locations

Srinagar: The State Investigation Agency (SIA) of Jammu and Kashmir conducted searches at multiple locations in five districts of the valley on Saturday in a terror funding case and seized Rs 29 lakh...

Police refuse to lodge FIR as man beats his wife after she files ‘Domestic Violence Case’

Jammu: Khaki came under scanner after a woman leveled serious allegations of police’s bias attitude towards her to entertain her complaint of beating by her husband . The incident took place in Ja...

Committee of 5 officers to select anganwadi workers in each district

SRINAGAR: A selection committee comprising five officers in each district shall have the mandate to make selections of the eligible candidates for the post of Anganwadi Workers (AWW), the government ...

Contrary to Gadkari’s statement, 3 toll plazas operational within 60-km in J&K

Jammu: In contrast to the Union Minister for Roads, Transport and Highways (RTH) Nitin Gadkari’s much-talked about statement in the Parliament on removing fee plaza within 60 kms from preceding and s...

Admin committed for hassle -free pilgrimage

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday chaired the 43rd meeting of Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board (SASB) in Delhi and said his administration is committed to ensure a has...

People participation key for devp, essential for cultural rejuvenation of cities: LG Sinha

Jammu: Asserting that ongoing public outreach programme in urban local bodies My Town My Pride’ is aimed to deliver public services at doorsteps, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha ...

Bharat Jodo Yatra to reach J&K in Jan

Srinagar: The Bharat Jodo Yatra will reach Jammu and Kashmir towards the end of January and will culminate with a public meeting, a Congress leader here said on Saturday. He said all the arrangement...

SKUAST prof held in Kashmir

Srinagar: Police have arrested a professor of an agricultural university in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district after a student levelled allegations of sexual harassment against him, officials sai...

IRS, IAS assigned additional charge

Jammu:The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday assigned additional charges to two senior bureaucrats. As per government order no.1469–JK (GAD) of 2022, Alok Kumar, IRS, Principal Secretary to th...

9 Punjab players among 18 injured

Jammu: At least eighteen persons including nine players from Punjab on Saturday were hurt in two different road mishaps across Jammu. Nine players hailing from Punjab who were participating in spor...

GoI’s decision to waive off inter-state transmission charges boon for J&K

Jammu: The ongoing hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir will get boost following Union government’s decision to waive off inter-state transmission charges on wheeling electricity for 18 years. ...

Cong blaming EVMs indicates it has accepted defeat in Gujarat polls: PM

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Congress alleging tampering of Electronic Voting Machines is an indication that it has already accepted defeat in the Gujarat Assembly elect...

High Court grants bail to Tehsildar, DySP held in graft cases

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday granted bail to a Revenue official and then Deputy Superintended of Crime Branch, who were arrested in separate graft cases. As per reports, Ju...

Protests in SKAUST after student alleges sexual harassment by prof

Srinagar: Students of an agricultural university in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district staged a protest on Friday against the alleged sexual harassment of a student by a professor, officials said...

Ex-Mayor appointed as VP as BJP undertakes organisational changes

Jammu: The BJP on Friday undertook massive organisational changes in the party by appointing 30 leaders to different posts including district presidents in the union territory. All districts of Jamm...

Government initiates RDA against AEE, JE for causing loss to state exchequer

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has initiated regular departmental Action (RDA) against the then Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) and Junior Engineer (JE) of Agrostology wing of forest depa...

J&K approves regulations for functioning of agri-markets

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday approved regulations for the functioning of agricultural markets across the union territory. The Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Produce and Marke...

Three months on into his ‘new’ role, Azad yet to finalize name for party

Jammu: Three months on into his new role as ‘independent’ non Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad’s party has yet to get a ‘final’ name as confusion persists on the one already announced in September. ...

Final scores in multi-shift exams will be calculated with normalization formula

SRINAGAR: In a much relief to aspirants, the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) has decided to adopt a normalization formula to calculate the final score of candidates in multi-shift e...

Pension eludes war veteran in lifetime, kin get benefits 8 years after his death

Jammu: A family of a war veteran including a physically challenged son received a sigh of relief after Armed Forces Tribunal announced a verdict in their favour and entitled them to receive pensionar...

J&K’s 27 mega central govt projects move at snail’s pace, face cost overrun of 72 pc

Jammu: Attribute it to law and order problem, and administrative red tape, timely execution of mega infrastructural projects under central sector has remained a casualty in Jammu and Kashmir as at-le...

13 TRF militants Chargesheeted

Srinagar: The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) in Srinagar on Friday submitted a chargesheet against 13 terror accused before the NIA court, the Jammu and Kashmir Police informed through a press rele...

Security Force recovers arms, drugs along LoC

Srinagar: Security forces foiled an attempt on Friday to infiltrate arms and drugs along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector, officials said. A joint team of the army launched a co...

5 robbers posing as terrorists held

Srinagar: Police have arrested five persons from the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir for carrying out robberies by posing as terrorists, officials said here on Friday. Acting on complaints from...

Two held with 885 kgs of poppy

Jammu: The Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) on Friday arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 885 kilograms of the poppy from their possession in Jammu's winter capital city, officials said. On a t...

GMC-J’s principal holds 3 posts, junior most MO appointed as MS

Jammu: Whispering started taking place among doctors fraternity after a junior most Medical Officer was posted as Medical Superintendent of GMC Hospital Jammu, a covet medical institute of Jammu re...

Government approves 25 percent subsidy on solar rooftops

JAMMU: In a significant step towards a greener future, the Administrative Council (AC), headed by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, has approved installation of Roof Top Solar power plants on Resident...

Show cause proceeding against ACR dropped

Jammu: Issuing a warning to the Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Poonch that disregard of RTI can attract necessary penal action, the Central Information Commission, dropped ongoing show proceedi...

Will continue fight for J&K's statehood: Azad

Jammu: The Democratic Azad Party (DAP) chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said he will continue to fight for the restoration of Jammu and Kashmir's statehood. The former chief minister also urged...

Legal heirs of agriculturists can alienate transfer of land to other purposes: Government

SRINAGAR: To remove difficulties in the implementation of the provision of the Jammu and Kashmir Land Revenue Act, Samvat 1996, the government has ordered that legal heirs of an agriculturist can ali...

Rajouri Medical College plagued by faculty shortage, deptts functioning without proffs

Jammu: The shortage of faculty in the new medical colleges in Jammu and Kashmir, continues to pose a challenge to the authorities. The Government Medical College Rajouri did not have even a single ...

Assault on terror ecosystem will not be slowed down: LG

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday asserted that anti-terrorist operations will not be stopped until the last terrorist is eliminated in the Union Territory. Si...

J&K restricts deputation of specially abled, elderly employees to Ladakh

Jammu: In a significant move after four years of abrogation of Article 370, the Jammu and Kashmir government has restricted the deputation of physically challenged and elderly employees to the Union ...

Government orders another enquiry against illegal promotion conferred on ‘XEn’

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has once again initiated in-depth enquiry regarding appointment and illegal promotions conferred upon a daily rated worker (DRW), presently in-charge executive...

GoI, ECI back J&K delimitation exercise, SC reserves its verdict

Jammu: The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that a delimitation commission formed to redraw the Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir was empowered to do so....

JU, UoL take part in prog

Jammu: The Jammu University (JU) and the University of Ladakh (UoL) on Thursday participated in the programme "University Connect" to mark the beginning of India’s G20 presidency journey. “Departme...

PM Modi pitches for 'mindset shift'

Jammu: India on Thursday assumed the Presidency of the G-20 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a strong pitch for "fundamental mindset shift" to benefit humanity as a whole and saying the count...

J&K, Ladakh likely to host eight events

Deep Sharma Jammu: The two newly created Union Territories Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh are likely to host 8 events to showcase economic potential, tourism assets, and culture before the world power...

ACB arrest clerk of Div Com office

Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday evening trapped a clerk from Divisional Commissioner office Srinagar while demanding a bribe of Rs 3,50,000 for issuing an order in a property cas...

Smuggling via drones challenge, says BSF

Srinagar: Smuggling of arms and drugs through drones is a new challenge, but the BSF has undertaken several measures, including using anti-drone technology, to foil such attempts, a senior officer of...

Sufficient funds available: JKP

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday asserted that it has sufficient funds to pay the monthly salaries to its personnel. "Some social media accounts, media persons and individuals are fal...

Gujarat polls Phase 1 today

Ahmedabad: Voting will be held on Thursday for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections in 89 seats spread across 19 districts in Saurashtra-Kutch and southern parts of the state where 788 candi...

Govt sanctioned Rs 30 cr funds for surveillance gadgets at Pak borders

New Delhi: The government has sanctioned a fund of Rs 30 crore to procure surveillance cameras, drones and other monitoring gadgets for the BSF deployed to guard Indian fronts along Pakistan and Bang...

No alternative to NC: Farooq

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) Member of the Parliament from Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that there is no alternative to NC and that it is the only party that truly represents ...

J&K needs massive devp push to meet aspirations of people: Azad

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir is lagging behind many states and needs a massive developmental push to meet the aspirations of its people, Democratic Azad Party (DAP) chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wedn...

Target killings drastically reduced in J&K: HM Shah

Jammu: Asserting that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been improved, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the target killings in Jammu and Kashmir have come down drastically in recent time....

Government ropes in PRIs, Patwaris in Valley to eradicate drug menace

SRINAGAR: The authorities in Kashmir have directed Panch-Sarpanch and other government employees working in the village to provide information on illegal cultivation and purchasing of drugs by any in...

IB safe, 7 bids infiltration foiled so far, says BSF IG

Jammu: The Border Security Force (BSF) has foiled all cross-border infiltration attempts this year and the International Border in the Jammu frontier is incident free and safe, a senior official said...

BSF officer’s bail rejected in SI scam

Belt force distance itself from tainted officer Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of BSF Commandant (Medical) Karnail Singh who was among the 24 people ch...

JKAS’s house among 14 places raided by CBI, 20 booked in FAA selection fraud

Jammu: Seventeen days after filing chargesheet against 24 accused persons including then Commandant of BSF; then ASI, Constables of J&K Police; then officials of CRPF; teacher and other persons in ...

Government targets to build 2 L houses under PMAY-G

Jammu: Asserting that the Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling to buil 2 Lakh house to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision housing for all, the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesd...

MeT predicts dry, hazy weather

JAMMU: Weather was dry and cold in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh during the last 24 hours as the Meteorological (MeT) office said on Wednesday that dry weather with hazy mornings is expected to continue...

16 killed, 24 hurt in Afghan blast

Kabul: At least 16 people were killed and 24 wounded in the north Afghanistan blast on Wednesday. The blast took place in Jahdia seminary in Aybak city of Samangan during the afternoon prayer, repor...

Hideout busted ammo recovered

Poonch: Security forces on Wednesday busted a terrorist hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's border district of Poonch and recovered a large cache of arms and explosives, a police official said. The recov...

Cop suspended on bribery charge

Jammu: A deputy superintendent of police posted in the crime branch has been suspended after being caught by the Anti-Corruption Bureau while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 more than two weeks ago, a...