City and Neighbourhood

Tuesday, October 26, 2021Iconic week festival: DC Rajouri flags off Himalayan Bike Rally

4 girls among 50 youth participate in expedition

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 26: To mark the celebration of Iconic Week Festivals under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, District Administration Rajouri, in collaboration with the Rajouri Development Authority today organised a Himalayan Bike Rally.
The rally was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner, Rajesh K Shavan from lawns of the PWD Dak Bungalow.
Among the others, President MC Rajouri, Mohammad Ari


Monday, October 25, 202110 Kashmiri students in Punjab assaulted after India lost to Pak in T20 World Cup

Chandigarh, Oct 25: At least 10 students from Kashmir studying in two private educational institutes in Punjab on Monday alleged that they were assaulted, threatened and their hostel rooms vandalised after India lost to Pakistan in a T-20 World Cup cricket match by 10 wickets on Sunday night.

One incident was reported in the Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology located on the ou


Monday, October 25, 2021Civilian killed in cross-firing

Srinagar: A civilian was killed in cross-firing after militants attacked CRPF personnel in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.
The incident evoked strong reactions from mainstream political parties in the Valley, which demanded a probe into it.
The civilian killed has been identified as Shahid Ahmad.
Around 1030 hrs, unidentified terrorists attacked a naka party of 17


Monday, October 25, 2021Poonch gunfight Arrested Pak ultra killed, 3 security personnel injured

Jammu: An arrested Pakistani terrorist was killed, while three security personnel were injured on Sunday when militants opened fire on a joint search party of the Army and police inside a forest in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
Heavy firing and explosions were reported from Bhatta Durrian forest of Mendhar which along with nearby forest areas adjoining Surankote (Poonch)


Monday, October 25, 2021Army commanders to review security challenges, situation along LAC

New Delhi: Top commanders of the Indian Army will carry out an extensive review of the country's security challenges, including in eastern Ladakh as well as other sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, at a four-day conference beginning Monday, people familiar with the development said.
The commanders will also deliberate on the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir


Saturday, October 23, 2021Amit Shah reviews security situation in Kashmir

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday reviewed the security situation and steps taken to combat militancy in Kashmir Valley in the wake of a spate of attacks on civilians, particularly non-local labourers and minorities.

Shah reviewed the security scenario at a meeting held at the Raj Bhawan here and attended by top civil administration officials, including Lieutenant Governor M


Friday, October 22, 2021Army’s counter-terrorism operation continues in J&K’s Poonch

Poonch, Oct 22: Indian Army’s counter-terrorism operation in the Nar Khas forest area of Poonch continued on Friday morning.
As the operation progresses in the Poonch district, the Indian Army special forces have been deployed to search and target small groups of terrorists hiding in the thick forests there.
Yesterday evening, army sources said, “As per the ground assessment, there may be two t


Friday, October 22, 2021Pak to remain on 'Grey List' of FATF

New Delhi: Pakistan will continue to be on the 'Grey List' of the FATF as it needs to "further demonstrate" that action is being taken against UN-designated terrorists like India's most wanted Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar, the global body against terror financing said on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) president Marcus Pleyer said the decision was take


Thursday, October 21, 2021Mehbooba threatens legal action against ex-J&K Guv

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday asked Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik to withdraw his purported comments that the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister was a beneficiary of now-abandoned Roshni scheme, failing which legal action will be taken against him.
"False & unsavoury utterances of Satya Pal Malik about me being a beneficiary of Roshni Act is highly mischievous. My legal team is preparing to sue him. He has the option to withdraw his comments, failing which I will pursue legal recourse," Mehbooba said in a tweet.
Mehbooba shared a video in which Malik, who was


Thursday, October 21, 2021NIA conducts searches, 4 terror aides arrested

Jammu: The NIA on Wednesday conducted searches at multiple locations in four districts of Jammu and Kashmir and arrested four alleged terror associates in connection with a terrorism conspiracy case, an official said.
The searches were carried out at 11 locations in Srinagar, Pulwama, Kulgam and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Suhail Ahmad Thokar of Kulgam; Kamran Ashraf Reshi, Rayid Bashir and Hanan Gulzar Dar from Srinagar, have been arrested by the premier investigation agency, the NIA official said.
The case relates to conspiracy for undertaking violent terrorist acts in Jamm


Thursday, October 21, 2021Militants using new modus operandi to kill targets: Azad

Srinagar: Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said militants in Jammu and Kashmir have adopted a new modus operandi of killing their targets by using pistols from close range, instead of grenades and landmines.
In this month so far, 11 civilians, including non-residents of Jammu and Kashmir, have been shot dead by militants in different parts of Kashmir.
"There seems to be a s


Thursday, October 21, 2021SSCL launches GIS mapping survey, households to get digital addresses

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Smart City Limited on Wednesday launched Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping system project under which all households and other premises in Srinagar will have a unique digital address.
The project is being carried out by Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL), Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), in collaboration with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, New Delhi, and


Thursday, October 21, 2021‘GoI mulls promoting Coop sector in J&K ‘

Jammu: Union Minister B L Verma on Wednesday said the central government is committed to promoting the cooperative sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
Verma, Minister of State for Cooperation and Development of North Eastern Region who reached here under the public outreach programme of the central government, was speaking at a meeting with senior officers of the cooperative department, an official spokesman said.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is fully committed to promoting the cooperative sector in J&K, and several initiatives have been already taken to strengthen and revive the c


Thursday, October 21, 2021Ahead of Shah’s visit, security grid strengthened across J&K

Jammu: In the backdrop of recent civilian killings as well as visit of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah this week, the security forces strengthened security grid across Jammu and Kashmir to thwart untoward incident.
Shah will visit J&K from October 23 to October 25. He will hold high-level meetings on the security situation of Kashmir.
A top police officer informed that security has been increased in Jammu and Kashmir and all the security agencies are maintaining high-level synergy. The heavy deployment of security forces was seen in Jammu and Srinagar and other dist


Thursday, October 21, 202117 brave hearts from J&K among 377 to be remembered

Jammu: The nation is set to remember the sacrifices made by the security personnel from various forces to mark National Police Commemoration Day in various parts of the country on Thursday.
However, in the past one year, as many as 377 security personnel including from Jammu and Kashmir Police, have attained martyrdom while fighting terrorism.
Official sources said that in the last one year, 377 police personnel and paramilitary personnel have sacrificed their lives in the country.
“The nation is indebted to the supreme sacrifices of these brave hearts who have martyred for the country t


Thursday, October 21, 2021With 1748 volunteers, J&K covers 32k kids, 97% of target

Jammu: Intending to deliver on its promise of providing access to education to the children of nomadic population, the government of Jammu and Kashmir had reportedly made available 1521 seasonal centres during the year 2020-21.
These seasonal centres for providing education facilities to the nomadic children as they migrate from one place of the Union Territory to another in search of green pastures, had engaged 1748 Seasonal Educational Volunteers for 2020-21 and taught 32544 pupil.
During the meeting of the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, Government of In