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J&K Assembly Polls to be held before Sept, says HM Amit Shah

Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the Modi government’s Kashmir policy has been vindicated by the successful polling in Jammu and Kashmir, where even separatists have voted “overwhe...

BJP begins profiling of young fresh faces to put impressive show in Assembly polls

Jammu: With the Centre showing its intent to conduct the long-awaited Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir before September 26, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has initiated profiling young and u...

Wider participation of parties in fray led to ‘mainstreaming’ of masses for polling…!

Jammu: With polls over for all seats of UT, fate of all candidates has been sealed. Even the strongest stakeholder knows who the winner is for 3 seats of Kashmir and 2 in Jammu region, yet it is a ba...

J&K saw its second best voter turnout

Jammu: With around 58% average voter turnout in five Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir, the union territory saw its second best election performance in history. The best being 66% recorded in 1984...

Cash, liquor, drugs worth Rs 95 crore seized in J&K

Srinagar: Election authorities in Jammu and Kashmir seized about Rs 95 crore worth of cash and other freebies like liquor that were meant for influencing the minds of voters during the staggered elec...

Kashmir’s unique ‘Panzath Nag’ fish-catching fest draws hundreds to Kulgam

Srinagar: Hundreds of people with their wicker willow baskets took a day off from work to catch fish from Panzath Nag, a centuries-old tradition of local communities, in south Kashmir's Kulgam distri...

Heat wave to continue in J&K dor 3 days: Met

Srinagar: The heat wave over the plains of Jammu and Kashmir continues even as Qazigund, Kokernag and Baderwah experienced record hottest days on Sunday throwing normal life out of gear, officials sa...

Cop booked under NDPS Act dismissed in Reasi

Jammu: A police constable booked last year under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was dismissed from service in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, an official said on Sunday. Seni...

INDIA bloc wants to turn country's majority community into second-class citizens: PM

Mirzapur : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said INDIA bloc parties want to turn the country's majority community into second-class citizens and also alleged that "jihadis" across the border ar...

Govt extends tenure of Army Chief Gen Pande by one month

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande will continue to serve in the post till June 30 with the government on Sunday extending his tenure by one month, in a rare and unusual move that came amid the Lo...

Seven newborns killed in fire at east Delhi hospital

New Delhi: A massive fire broke out at a private children's hospital in east Delhi's Vivek Vihar, leaving seven newborns dead, officials said on Sunday. The officials of the Delhi Fire Services (DFS...

Anantnag-Rajouri LS seat 'shatters' voter turnout record with 53 percent polling

• 9.73 lakh people cast vote; highest in 40 years • At 58 % J&K records highest voter turnout on 5 seats; no polling station record zero votes Srinagar: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday sai...

6 injured in clash outside polling station in Poonch

Mendhar: Six persons including four women suffered minor injuries in a clash between supporters of two candidates outside a polling station in Mendhar sub-division in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch distr...

ECI releases absolute turnout for five phases

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday released absolute voter turnout numbers for the first five phases of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and reiterated that the polling data...

Will initiate process of holding assembly polls in J&K very soon: CECRajiv Kumar

Jammu: Encouraged by the voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir in the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission will "very soon" initiate the process of holding assembly polls in the Union Territory, Chi...

4 tourists from Punjab killed in car accident

Srinagar: Four tourists from Punjab were killed and three injured when their car skidded off the road in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place at N...

Mehbooba alleges PDP workers detained, holds protest; police lathi charge crowd

Bijbehara:PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday staged a protest outside a police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, where polling is underway in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha electi...

PoK is ours and we will take it, says Amit Shah

Dharamshala: Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is a part of India and "we will take it", Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Saturday as he castigated the Congress for trying to "frighten" the BJP by s...

DDMA issues advisory against swimming in open water bodies

Srinagar: In view of the prevailing weather conditions and forecast of sustained high temperatures till 29th of May 2024 by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Srinagar Station, the District D...

No significant weather activity expected in J&K till May 31: MeT

Srinagar: Weather department here on Saturday ruled out any significant weather in Jammu and Kashmir till the end of this month even as it also predicted heat wave to continue for next four days. A...

Grieving for loved ones, survivors of terror attacks come out to vote

Dhangri : "My sons accompanied me last time (2019) to vote. Today they are not with me,” says 51-year-old Bala, the pain of losing her two children in a terrorist attack last year writ large on her f...

Nomad couple trek for hrs to cast vote

Rajouri: A nomad couple walked for hours together to exercise their democratic right in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Saturday. Mohammad Hussain and his wife Saleema Akhter, belonging to t...

INDIA parties standing together in looting reservation of SC, ST, OBC: Modi

Ghazipur (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday vowed to staunchly defend the reservation for ST, SC and OBC categories against any attempt by the INDIA bloc parties "to snatch it away" and g...

Gujarat: Children among 22 killed in Rajkot game zone fire

Rajkot: At least 22 persons, including children, were killed in a massive fire that swept through a game zone teeming with people enjoying a summer vacation outing in Gujarat's Rajkot city on Saturda...

China encroached on our land but PM Modi Is Silent: Kharge

SHIMLA: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday alleged that China has encroached on India’s land and is constructing houses and roads but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is silent. Where is ...

Anantnag-Rajouri LS seat: Polling today as Mehbooba Mufti faces tough battle amid party dissension, security concerns

JAMMU: The Lok Sabha election in the Anantnag-Rajouri constituency tomorrow is critical for Mehbooba Mufti and her People's Democratic Party (PDP), particularly in the context of recent political dev...

Satellite phones, special runners, more... all in place

Rajouri: With the threat of cross-border shelling in some border areas and satellite phones and special runners in place to deal with contingencies, all is in readiness for elections in the controver...

India's strength must extend beyond military to end terror strikes from Pakistan, says PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said terror strikes from Pakistan-based attackers can only be stopped if India establishes its strength in more than just military terms - i.e., "armies an...

Advisory issued in Kashmir as temperatures soar in Valley

Srinagar: Authorities in Kashmir issued an advisory on Friday amid soaring temperatures in the Valley, with Srinagar recording its hottest May day in 13 years. The maximum temperature in Srinagar on...

SSP Shiv Deep attached; Anayat new SSP Kathua amid bias claims

Jammu: In a dramatic turn of events, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has attached SSP Shiv Deep Jamwal, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kathua, to the Police Headquarters (PHQ) based on th...

7 killed, 20 hurt as truck hits minibus in Ambala

Ambala: Seven people, including an infant, died and 20 were injured when a minibus collided with a truck here in the early hours of Friday, police said. The accident took place near Mohra village on...

We will get PoJK back at any cost, says Shah

Bihar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday declared that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already secured 310 seats by the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections and criticized the opposition sta...

Rain brings relief to pilgrims at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine

Jammu: An evening spell of rain at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine and its surroundings brought much-needed relief to pilgrims from the scorching heat. The moderate winds in the evening also helped lo...

Could have provided BJP better guidance on Art 370 abrogation: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Srinagar0: On the contentious issue of Article 370's abrogation, Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said that if BJP would have consulted him ahead of the abrogation o...

ACB registers two cases against revenue officer

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) registered two FIRs against a Revenue Officer on Friday, one about the alleged amassing of disproportionate assets and another related to an...

Ajay Devgn thanks J&K govt for support for ‘Singham’ shoot

Srinagar: Renowned Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Jammu and Kashmir Government for its “unwavering support” during the shooting of his upcoming movie ‘Singham...

Lok Sabha Polls: SC refuses to issue EC direction to upload voter turnout data amid

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused an NGO’s plea to issue the Election Commission directions to upload polling station-wise voter turnout data on its website during the Lok Sabha polls, s...

LS polls: Campaigning ends for Anantnag-Rajouri constituency

Srinagar: The high-pitch electioneering for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls ended in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as the campaigning for the Anantnag-Rajouri constituency came to a close in the evening...

No one dares to explode bombs in J&K after abrogation Art 370: Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that Article 370 which was protected by the Congress and Samajwadi Party was removed by Narendra Modi in 2019 and Kashmir was made a part of...

Women stop Vande Bharat train to protest against water crisis

Jammu: Women stopped the Vande Bharat train on Thursday by staging a protest at a railway station here against water crisis compounded by heatwave conditions. The demonstrators threatened to block a...

BJP leader files complaint to ECI against Dr. Farooq for provocative statement

Srinagar:BJP Media Incharge Kashmir, Adv. Sajid Yousuf Shah, filed a complaint with the Election Commissioner of India against former Chief Minister and Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Presiden...

Twin rape incidents shock Jammu: victims seek justice

Jammu: The winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir has been rocked by two distressing rape cases, both involving false promises of marriage. In the first case, a young woman pursuing higher studies in ...

Ahead of electoral battle, Mehbooba seeks 'strength' at father's grave

Bijbehara: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti paid a visit to the grave of her father, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, to seek strength as she prepares for the May 25 electoral challenge from the Anantnag-Rajouri Lok S...

‘Heat wave’ to continue for 6 days as night temp rises in J&K

SRINAGAR: Weatherman on Thursday said that the “heat wave” over plains of Jammu and Kashmir was likely to continue for the next six days. A meteorological department official said that from May 23-...

MOEFCC calls for formulation of tourism master plan for J&K

Srinagar: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has called for the formulation of a tourism master plan for Jammu and Kashmir. As per a fresh notification from the MoEFCC, ...

Hectic electioneering at Ground Zero of agitation sparked by Burhan killing in 2016

DamhalHanjipora: On July 9, 2016, a mob attacked the DamhalHanjipora police station and looted arms and ammunition in response to the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with secu...

Will provide justice to people irrespective of cast, religion if voted to power: Azad

Srinagar: Democratic Progress Azad Party (DPAP) Chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday pledged to provide justice to people irrespective of caste or religion if voted to power. "No innocent person wi...

Congress best for J&K, says GA Mir

Srinagar: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Thursday said that if Congress could grant Article 370 to Jammu and Kashmir in the past it could also provide the best when it returns to power. ...

PoK part of India, we will take it, says HM Amit Shah

Purulia: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on the "corrupt INDI alliance," stating that the opposition bloc lacks any leader capable of becoming prime minister. ...

BJP’s full focus on Ant-Raj seat, Cong too energetic…!

Jammu: With polls on two seats of Kashmir over, BJP’s full focus is now on Anantnag-Rajouri seat on which its stakes are highest for many reasons. Despite not being in contest, BJP leadership has for...

DGP, GoC review security situation of ahead of polling

Poonch: DGP RR Swain and General Officer Commanding (GOC) White Knight Corps Lt Gen Navin Sachdeva on Wednesday reviewed operational preparedness and security situation of border district Poonch ahea...

CJ administers oath of office to Justice Nargal

Jammu: Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, Justice N Kotiswar Singh, Wednesday administered the oath of office to Justice Wasim Sadiq Nargal as Additional Judge of the High Court...

Dir RDD Kmr criticizes DG Economics and Statistics over transfer delays

SRINAGAR: In a strongly worded letter, the Director of Rural Development Kashmir has expressed deep resentment towards the Director General (DG) of Economics and Statistics for failing to transfer of...

Anyone aiding people who seek to disrupt peace will face law: DGP

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police R R Swain on Tuesday issued a stern warning saying that anyone found aiding those who seek to disrupt peace and development will face strict legal ...

At 31.6 degrees, Sgr witnesses hottest day of season today

Jammu: The Kashmir valley including some parts of Jammu are simmering as the heat wave intensified across Jammu and Kashmir while the weatherman here has predicted more hot and dry weather conditions...

We don't have many Muslim leaders on national stage: Omar Abdullah

Pahalgam : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah highlighted the absence of prominent Muslim leaders on the national stage when the community faces challenges, and said Ghulam Nabi Az...

AB-PMJAY: Empanelled hospitals in J&K warns to suspend ops alleging funds non-clearance

Jammu: Alleging non-clearance of outstanding dues by the regulating authorities and the insurance company, the hospitals empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJA...

Prof Azurdah reached zenith of edu without going to college, university

SRINAGAR: Born at Amritsar in 1945, Mirza Mohammad Zaman Azurdah of Hassanabad, Srinagar, was a toddler when India’s Partition occurred, Pakistan was created and populations were displaced on the gro...

Will uplift, empower Gujjar & Bakerwal communities if voted to power : Azad

Srinagar: Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) Chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday pledged to uplift and empower Gujjar and Bakerwal communities if voted to power in Jammu and Kashmir. The G...

BJP backing party funded by Pakistan, which is ‘coercing voters’: Mehbooba

Poonch: The BJP is supporting a party which has been involved in Hawala money pumped in from Pakistan to fund militancy in Kashmir, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday, in a veiled attack on A...

SC dismisses pleas seeking review of its verdict uphelding abrogation of Art 370

Jammu: The Supreme Court has dismissed a batch of review pleas filed against the Constitution Bench verdict upholding the revocation of Article 370 as valid. “Having perused the review petitions, th...

LG for evaluation of higher edu courses to meet student, employer expectations

Jammu: The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Tuesday emphasised the need for assessing values of each course of higher education to ensure they meet the expectation of students ...

Mirwaiz Farooq among 7 booked for alleged custodian land encroachment

SRINAGAR: The Anti-graft body of Jammu & Kashmir Police has booked Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and a serving senior bureaucrat among seven people for allegedly encroaching Custodian land in convenience with ...

Fraudulent allotment of shop : ACB registers case against ex-Dy Dir among 50 persons

Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday said to have registered a case against the then Dy. Director Horticulture (Planning & Marketing) Deptt. Kashmir, then Area Marketing Officer, Sopore,...

Govt orders 4% hike in DA for J&K employees

Srinagar: Government of Jammu & Kashmir Monday ordered revised rate of Dearness Allowance for employees working in regular pay levels under 7th Pay Commission recommendations with effect from January...

Record turnout in Baramulla LS poll: JeI played clandestine role in mobilising voters, say officials

Baramulla: The record voter turnout in north Kashmir's Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency post abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 can be attributed to various factors including the proscribed Jamaat-e-I...

PDP supports INDIA bloc on ideological basis, constitution must be guarded, says Mehbooba

Rajouri: Despite fielding her party's candidates against the National Conference on three Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said her party continues to be ...

Max temp may surpass 44°C next week, says MeT

Jammu: With already no respite in sight, the weatherman has further predicted that the maximum temperature by May end can breach 44 degrees Celciusin Jammu amid an ongoing heatwave condition. The I...

Anger against Art 370 abrogation also reason behind high voter turnout in Baramulla: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday that the high voter turnout in the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir was due to the courage shown by the people ...

Jackie Shroff shoots for 'Singham Again' in Kmr, says, "people incredibly helpful"

Srinagar: Actor Jackie Shroff, who is busy shooting for his film 'Singham Again', has expressed his gratitude to the Jammu and Kashmir government for their unwavering support to the film industry pro...

BJP holds protest in Sgr against killing of ex-sarpanch by terrorists

Srinagar: The BJP Srinagar unit held a protest on Tuesday against the administration of the Shopian district over the killing of former sarpanch Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh by terrorists in the south Kashmir ...