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Saturday, April 13, 2024After decades, polls taking place in J&K without fear of terrorism, cross-border firing: PM Modi

Udhampur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the upcoming Lok Sabha election will take place in Jammu and Kashmir without the fear of terrorism, strikes, stone-pelting and cross-border firing, indicating that the "poll-boycott" campaigns run by the separatists in the last three decades are history now.
Addressing a poll rally in Udhampur, Modi said he has fulfilled his promise of puttin


Saturday, April 13, 2024Ram temple wasn't and will never be poll issue'

Udhampur : In a scathing attack on the INDIA opposition bloc for claiming that the Ram temple in Ayodhya is a "poll plank" for the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is a matter of faith for the people of the country.
He compared the mindset of the Congress and its allies with that of the Mughals, who he said used to derive pleasure from vandalising temples, and accused them of


Saturday, April 13, 2024Time not far when Assembly elections will be held in J&K

Udhampur: Asserting that the time is not far when the Assembly polls will be held in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the people of the Union Territory will soon be able to share their issues with ministers and legislators.
The prime minister said the development projects undertaken by the BJP-led Centre in the erstwhile state are just a "trailer", adding that he ha


Saturday, April 13, 2024PM slams opposition leaders for non vegetarian food video during Sawan

Udhampur: In a veiled attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and RJD's Lalu Prasad Yadav, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday accused opposition leaders of demonstrating a 'Mughal mindset' and "teasing" the people of the country by consuming non-vegetarian food in the holy month of Sawan and posting a video of it online.
Without naming anyone, Modi said individuals have the freedom to choose the


Saturday, April 13, 2024Omar to contest from Baramulla, Ruhullah from Sgr announces NC

If BJP contests LS Polls in Kashmir and does not lose deposits, I will quit politics: Omar

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday announced the names of Omar Abdullah and Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi as the party candidates from the Baramulla and Srinagar constituencies.
The announcement was made by Dr Farooq while addressing media in Srinagar.
In 1998, at the age of 28, Omar Abdullah was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha, becoming the young


Saturday, April 13, 2024Farooq Abdullah’s virtual retirement from electoral politics

NC shuffles all 3 Kashmir candidates for Lok Sabha polls

Srinagar: With the nomination of candidates for all the three Lok Sabha seats in Kashmir, National Conference (NC) has virtually announced its patriarch, the 87-year-old Dr Farooq Abdullah’s retirement from electoral politics.
Days after declaring senior leader and an influential Gujjar leader Mian Altaf Ahmad as its candidate from Anantnag (Anantnag-Kulgam-Rajouri-Poonch) seat, the NC on Friday


Saturday, April 13, 2024EC issues notification for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat

Constituency to witness triangular fight; BJP yet to announce candidate

Jammu: Election Commission today issued notification for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency in Jammu and Kashmir which will go to polls on April 24.
According to the notification, the last date for filing of nominations for the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat is April 5 while the scrutiny of nomination papers will be conducted on April 7. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is April 9. The Anan


Saturday, April 13, 2024LG Sinha for speedy completion of projects

Jammu: The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Friday called for
empowering Municipal Corporations, Development Authorities and strengthening the human resource in the department for speedy completion of the projects.
While chairing a review meeting of Housing and Urban Development Department, LG emphasized on adopting transformative approach in project implementation an


Saturday, April 13, 2024Chugh accuses Farooq of misleading people of J&K

SRINAGAR: BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh who is also the party incharge of Jammu and Kashmir, Friday blasted NC President Dr Farooq Abdullah for misleading people of the union territory and spreading a malicious propaganda against the Modi government.
Chugh said the Modi government has ushered in a new era of development and growth in JK which is becoming very uncomfortable for Faroo


Saturday, April 13, 2024DG BSF reviews operational preparedness of along LoC

Srinagar: Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) Nitin Agrawal on Friday reviewed the operational preparedness of the Force along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.
The DG applauded the Force for their commitment despite the extreme weather conditions and terrain.
" Nitin Agrawal, DG BSF, visited the forward area of the Srinagar sector #LoC and reviewed the operational preparednes


Saturday, April 13, 2024People's miseries 'increased manifold' in last 10 yrs: Cong

Jammu: AICC incharge for Jammu and Kashmir affairs Bharatsinh Solanki on Friday slammed BJP-led central government for its “misrule” and said people's miseries "increased manifold" in the last 10 years.
He accused the BJP of misleading the nation on various fronts, claiming that it has failed to fulfil any of its promises to the people.
Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters he


Saturday, April 13, 2024Shah slams Congress for doing nothing on Art 370 for decades

Moradabad : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday attacked the Congress over its handling of the Kashmir issue, saying the party "pampered" Article 370 like an "illegitimate child" for decades.
At an election meeting in Moradabad, Shah also slammed Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge for suggesting recently that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not be speaking about Kashmir while addressi


Saturday, April 13, 2024Leh Apex Body announces fresh ‘border march’ in Ladakh

Leh: Days after withdrawing its call for 'border march' amidst imposition of restrictions by the administration, Leh Apex Body (LAB) on Friday said a small group of their representatives would undertake a foot march to Changthang near the China border.
The march would show the "reality of farmers losing their pasture land in the absence of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.
Making the anno


Friday, April 12, 2024LeT terrorist killed, three arrested as forces foil attempts to disrupt LS Polls

Jammu: A LeT terrorist was killed in an encounter while three terrorist associates were arrested with ammunition in two separate anti-terror operations in Kashmir in the last 12 hours. Acting on specific information regarding the presence of a terrorist in the Frassipora area of Pulwama village, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by the Police, Army (53RR), and CRPF (183Bn) in the w


Friday, April 12, 2024PM to address rally in Udhampur today, Security beefed up in J&K

Authorities prohibit flying of aviation devices in district, imposes Section 144

Srinagar: Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hit the campaign trail in Udhampur on Friday as a star campaigner for Union Minister Jitendra Singh, prompting the authorities to activate multi-tier security setup, including ban on flying of drones.
Singh is seeking re-election for the third consecutive time from Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur Lok Sabha seat in the first phase of the electi


Friday, April 12, 2024'Don't ever dare to change Art 370', Shah warns Cong

Bhopal: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing a public rally in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, warned Congress, saying “don't ever dare to change Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir”.
The Home Minister said the decision to abrogate Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir is of the BJP workers and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Although the Congress can't return to power again, if it happens b


Friday, April 12, 20243rd phase nomination today, BJP still in deep slumber for Ant-Raj

“PM Modi-Shah capable of opening Pandora Box for surprise candidate”

JAMMU: While the Election Commission of India (ECI) will begin the nomination process for the third phase of Lok Sabha polls starting tomorrow (Friday), Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janata Party seems still in a quandary over the name of its party candidate to contest the third phase
The states and UTs included in phase 3 are Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa


Friday, April 12, 2024ECI notifies changes to existing scheme for Kashmiri Migrants

Says no need to fill 'Form M'

Jammu: The Election Commission of India has ordered multiple changes to the existing scheme of voting by Kashmiri Migrants at special polling stations to make electoral participation more inclusive and hassle-free for all sections of society, informed a press release.
As per the new arrangement, the Kashmiri migrant electors who are in various zones at Jammu and Udhampur shall no longer need to


Friday, April 12, 2024J&K leaps forward in digital governance, achieves 97% paperless office adoption

SRINAGAR: With over 480 government offices in Jammu and Kashmir adopting paperless approach, the file disposal rate of files in the Union Territory has now gone up to 97%.
Whereas from 60 the e-services has touched to 1100 online services in the Jammu and Kashmir.
A senior government official at The News Now said, “The Information Technology Department of the Government of Union Territory of Ja


Friday, April 12, 2024Shah's AFSPA revocation statement devp hope: Baig

Srinagar: Former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig Thursday said that Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks over AFSPA revocation has inculcated hope for peaceful and joyous era in Jammu and Kashmir.
Baig said “that momentous changes have taken place in the Union and State relationship. We have had a comfortable relationship with the Union of India for a respectful span of time. There were


Friday, April 12, 2024Infighting hits Congress as party workers clash during Bhalla’s road-show in Akhnoor

Supporters of Tara Chand, Satish Sharma come to blows; ‘Not a big issue, no resentment against party’: JKPCC

Jammu: Struggling to regain its lost ground in Jammu region, the Congress’s efforts to put up a united front ahead of the Lok Sabha poll received a setback on Thursday when two groups, having allegiance to the former chief minister Tara Chand and Satish Sharma, son of two-time parliamentarian Madan Lal Sharma, engaged into the violent clash in full public glare in Akhnoor town.
The intra-party f


Friday, April 12, 2024188 security personnel airlifted to snow-bound pockets in Kishtwar

JAMMU, Apr 11: A total of 188 security personnel were airlifted by three IAF helicopters to snow-bound Marwah and Warwan areas in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district which is part of the Udhampur parliamentary seat, officials said.
Udhampur goes to polls in the first phase of the elections on April 19.
The officials said the airlifting of 144 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and 44 Jammu and


Friday, April 12, 2024Ram Temple result of struggle of 3 decades: Mohan Bhagwat

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Apr 11: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya was the culmination of struggle and sacrifices of 30 years.
The entire country was overwhelmed when the idol of Ram Lalla was consecrated, he said, speaking at the inauguration of the DattajiBhale Smriti Samiti Karyalaya here.
“People donated money for the construction of th


Friday, April 12, 2024Rajnath Singh offers assistance to Pakistan to combat terrorism

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has asserted that Pakistan should end terrorism emanating from its soil and if the country feels it is not capable of doing so, it can take India’s help.
In an interview with news agency, Rajnath Singh stressed that if Pakistan tries to destabilise India using terrorism, it will have to bear the consequences.
India has repeatedly emphasised that it will


Thursday, April 11, 2024J&K people reaping peace dividend: PM on Article 370

Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday defended the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the move has resulted in a significant decline in terror incidents.
In an interview to Newsweek, the prime minister that organised shutdowns, stone pelting that disrupted normal life in Kashmir, are things of the past. Modi suggested the reporter to visit the Union territory to w


Thursday, April 11, 2024Abrogation of Article 370 helped in eradicating terrorism: Adityanath

Kathua: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday asserted that abrogation of Article 370, granting special status to erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir, had helped in eradication of the breeding ground for terrorism from the valley.
Addressing an election rally in Jammu, Adityanath praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for abrogation of the Article and emphas


Thursday, April 11, 2024Ensure completion of projects in timeline: LG direct officials

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday asked the executing agencies to adhere to the timelines for completion of the projects.
Sinha was chairing a review meeting of Public Works Department here at Civil Secretariat.
The Lt Governor reviewed progress of road infrastructure projects under PMDP, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, Central Road and Infrastructure Fund,


Thursday, April 11, 2024Eid-ul-Fitr holiday quandary in J&K

Smart attendance displays ‘Holiday’ on dashboard, employees confused

Jammu: Although Eid was celebrated on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir after the confirmation of Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam on Tuesday evening, the government employees and parents remained confused throughout the day over Eid holiday .
And those who went to offices , particularly, the teaching faculties fell in quandary after they came across ‘Holiday’ on the dashboard of Smart Attendance


Thursday, April 11, 2024JKP takes cognizance of alleged scuffle

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police today warned of strict action against spread of baseless posts intending to disrupt peace by playing the role of communal flare in district Rajouri.
“Due to a prevailing dispute /confrontation over a path, some people entered into a verbal duel in the Galhan area of Teryath tehsil in Rajouri district.
Verbal duel turned into a scuffle between a few people


Thursday, April 11, 2024Booked in terror funding, PDP’s Para contesting LS polls in Sgr

Srinagar: Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has fielded none other than the 34-year-old youth leader Waheed-ur-Rehman Para of the Pulwama in the all-important Anantnag-Rajouri-Poonch constituency in the current general elections for Lok Sabha.
Para will be locking his horns with a candidate from Farooq Abdullah’s National Conference (NC) which has been defeated only once—in 2014 by


Thursday, April 11, 2024COAS inaugurates 650 bed command hospital

Jammu: Army Chief General Manoj Pande on Wednesday inaugurated a new hospital complex at the Northern Command in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district through virtual mode, officials said.
A defence spokesman said the 650-bed capacity hospital spans across 60 acres and was built at a cost of Rs 274 crore. It has provision for an additional 200 beds, he added.
“A new Command hospital was inaugur


Thursday, April 11, 2024Kathua developed by Modi, blessed by Yogi: Dr Jitendra

Kathua: Union Minister and BJP Candidate for Udhampur-Doda-Kathua Lok Sabha constituency Dr Jitendra Singh, in his welcome address at the mammoth rally addressed by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, said here today that neglected by Congress for several decades, the entire development in Udhampur Kathua Doda constituency had happened only in the last 10 years after Narendra Modi took over as Pri


Thursday, April 11, 2024BJP changed public perception towards politicians, says Rajnath

Saharanpur: The BJP has changed the public’s perception towards politicians and politics, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a campaign rally for the BJP’s Saharanpur candidate Raghav Lakhanpal, Singh said, “A few years ago, there was a perception that politicians speak lies to seek votes and go away. They don’t care about the public or the nation. This was the common


Thursday, April 11, 2024Nationhood comes from common sense of history, vision of future: NSA

NEW DELHI: Nationhood is constituted by people who share a “common sense of their history” and a “common vision of their future”, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said as he released an 11-volume book series that charts different phases of the history of ancient India and its accomplishments.
Addressing a gathering at the launch event here on Tuesday, the NSA said, “People who have got a dif


Thursday, April 11, 2024Congress creating North-South divide to break India: Amit Shah

Bihar: Launching a blistering attack on the opposition INDIA bloc, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the Congress of creating a north-south divide to break the country.
Addressing an election rally at Guraru block of Gaya district which falls under Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat, he also accused the Congress and the RJD of indulging in the politics of appeasement.
“The Congress part


Wednesday, April 10, 2024Kashmir: Ex-separatists take lead in jumping into LS polls

PC’s Sajad Lone, AIP’s Engineer Rashid have been declared as the first candidates in North Kashmir

SRINAGAR: While most of the conventional polling players are still undecided about their constituencies, former separatists Sajad Lone and Engineer Sheikh Abdul Rashid are the first politicians whose candidature has been announced by their political parties for the current Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir.
Of all formidable contestants, none other than Mian Altaf Ahmad of the National Conference (


Wednesday, April 10, 2024After subdued start, election campaign to gain momentum with Yogi’s rally today

BJP, Cong leaders gear up for mega political rallies in next two weeks

Jammu: After an unusually subdued and quiet electioneering thus far, the campaign for two prestigious Lok Sabha seats of Jammu region--Udhampur and Jammu-Reasi seats--is poised to intensify starting tomorrow with Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BJP’s star campaigner Adityanath Yogi holding the first mega political rally at Sports Stadium in Kathua town.
Yogi will address the mega rally in suppo


Wednesday, April 10, 2024Art 370 takes centre stage in 3-way fight in J&K's Udhampur

Jammu: Four years after being revoked, Article 370 has taken centre stage in the poll campaign in Jammu and Kashmir, more so in the Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency where Union Minister Jitendra Singh is seeking reelection.
The seat is seeing a triangular fight with the Congress fielding Choudhary Lal Singh and the Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) pitting three-time ex-MLA G M Saroori aga


Wednesday, April 10, 2024Thousands throng Vaishno Devi shrine on first day of Navratri

Jammu: Thousands of devotees from across the country thronged the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir as the nine-day long 'Chaitra Navratri' commenced on Tuesday.
'Shat Chandi Maha Yagya', a special havan organised by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), was performed at the holy cave amidst the serene aura besides other rituals on the auspicious occasio


Wednesday, April 10, 2024MP Khatana writes to Chief Secy to resolve issues of CIC Operators in J&K

SRINAGAR: Rajya Sabha MP Er Ghulam Ali Khatana has written to the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir to take cognizance of the long pending issues of CIC operators working under the Rural Development Department (RDD) in J&K.
CIC operators had written to Khatana stating that they had been recruited through a proper recruitment process by District Level Committee headed by Deputy Commissioners.


Tuesday, April 9, 2024Man from Dehradun shot at by terrorists in J&K's Shopian

Srinagar: Terrorists shot at and injured a non-local person in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday, officials said.
At about 9 pm, terrorists fired upon and injured Dilranjeet Singh, a resident of Uttarakhand's Dehradun, in the Herpora area of the south Kashmir district, they said.
Singh was rushed to the Shopian district hospital, from where he was referred to a hospital in Srinagar


Tuesday, April 9, 2024NC spares Ladakh seat for Cong, ‘officially’ finalise seat sharing for 6 Lok Sabha seats

Ladakh NC leaders ‘unhappy’; Akhoon says ‘will hold detailed discussions’; PDP ‘excluded’ from alliance

Jammu: Amid brewing resentment against the BJP in the country’s cold desert, the National Conference (NC) today formally announced to spare the lone Ladakh Lok Sabha seat for the Congress party after two parties declared contesting the Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh in alliance, with each fielding candidates in three seats out of the six seats.
“I want to formally announce that


Tuesday, April 9, 2024Don't vote for NC if satisfied with Art 370 abrogation: Farooq to J&K voters

'Congress manifesto aims to maintain secular credentials'

Srinagar: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday told the voters of Jammu and Kashmir not to vote for the party if they are satisfied with the decision of the abrogation of Article 370.
He also appealed to the people of the Union Territory to defeat the BJP and its "B" and "C" teams to send a message across to Delhi.
Abdullah chaired a meeting with constituency in-charges of th


Tuesday, April 9, 2024PDP became biggest target after Aug 5, 2019: Mehbooba

Anantnag; In a veiled attack on the Centre, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday alleged her party became the "biggest target" after the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 and its leaders were either "lured or blackmailed" to break away from it.
Mehbooba, who is contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Anantnag-Rajouri seat, was speaking to reporters after visitin


Tuesday, April 9, 2024Chargesheet file against ex- Cop in bribery case

Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau Jammu on Monday produced a chargesheet against a former cop in a bribery case.
According to a statement, issued that the chargesheet was filed in case FIR No. 03/2023 P/S ACB-Jammu U/S 7 of P.C Act 1988, against Mohd Sultan then SgCT posted as Munshi at Police Post Chniore, Jammu.
The statement reads that the case was registered on the basis of a complaint alleg


Tuesday, April 9, 2024Over 2 Lakh Tulips wow Sanasar Garden visitors

Jammu: Around 2.5 lakh blooming tulips are oohing tourists at the picturesque Sanasar garden nestled amid the lush green meadows of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Tulip garden at Sanasar has been thrown open for the public marking the beginning of new tourist season.
"Around 2.5 lakh tulip flowers are blooming on 40 kanals of land. It is a mesmerising scene," said an official.
He st


Tuesday, April 9, 2024Priyanka, Raj Babbar likely to join Cong rally in Udhampur on Apr 13

Jammu,: To give boost to Congress party's campaign for Udhampur-Doda parliamentary seat, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) is making every effort to bring star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi to address a rally in Udhampur.
Congress party will be holding a rally in Udhampur on April 13 to further push its chances of winning the seat.
According to reports, a day after Prime Minister


Tuesday, April 9, 2024Top BRO officials review ongoing projects along Jmu-Poonch highway

Jammu: Top officials of the Border Road Organisation (BRO) on Monday reviewed the ongoing development projects along the 200-km-long Jammu-Poonch national highway, officials said.
BRO Additional Director General (ADG) R K Dhiman and Chief Engineer Rahul Gupta accompanied by Chief Engineer Project Sampark Brig Neeraj Madan, conducted a comprehensive inspection of the ongoing development projects


Tuesday, April 9, 2024Haryana governor visits Srinagar's Lal Chowk

Srinagar: Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya on Monday visited the historic Clock Tower in Srinagar's Lal Chowk city centre during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
Dattatreya visited the Lal Chowk city centre this evening and also clicked pictures near the famous Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower), which was renovated last year under the Srinagar Smart City Project and has become a major attraction for t


Tuesday, April 9, 2024Cong source of all problems in country, says PM Modi

Chandrapur: In an acerbic attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held the grand old party responsible for all ills plaguing the country and went on to compare the outfit to bitter gourd (karela), whose taste he said, will never change even if it is "fried in ghee or mixed with sugar".
Seeking votes for the BJP-led NDA, he declared the ensuing Lok Sabha polls were a fight


Tuesday, April 9, 2024CAA: Nobody will lose citizenship, says Rajnath

Tamil Nadu: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday asserted that no Indian, irrespective of their faith, will lose citizenship with the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
He charged the opposition Congress and DMK with "creating confusion" over the issue.
Rajnath was speaking after taking out a roadshow here in support of the party's Namakkal candidate for the April 19 Lok Sab


Monday, April 8, 2024PM Modi slams Congress Chief over J&K remarks, calls it ‘TukdeTukde Gang Mindset’

‘Previous govts failed to implement Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's Constitution in J&K’
Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge over his recent comments regarding Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking at a rally in Bihar's Nawada, Modi condemned Kharge's dismissal of the importance of Article 370, labeling it as reflective of a divisive minds


Monday, April 8, 2024Mehbooba Mufti in race of LS election from Anantnag-Rajouri against Azad, Mian Altaf

Fayaz Mir to contest election from Baramulla, Para from Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday announced the names of the candidates who will fight on three seats of Kashmir in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
In a press briefing in Srinagar, senior Chairman of the party's parliamentary board Sartaj Madni stated that the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti will contest from Anantnag-Rajouri seat; Fayaz Mir from Baramulla and Waheed Para


Monday, April 8, 2024Apni Party-PC ‘camaraderie’ becomes game changer…!

NC upset, in doldrums over choice of candidates …!!

Jammu: In the psychological warfare between political parties over choice of candidates for LS constituencies seen predominantly this time across UT, it is the emergence of ‘camaraderie’ between Peoples Conference and Apni Party which has upset National Conference. While all others have showed up cards on 3 constituencies of Kashmir, NC is still in doldrums over taking final decision.
Even as N


Monday, April 8, 2024India witnessing cultural revival, says LG Sinha

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir M
"India is shedding the remnants of colonial past and we are witnessing a cultural revival," LG said after releasing ‘Sanatan NavsamvatsarDigdarshika’ published by Kusum Mohale Smriti Sanatan Nyas, Varanasi.
He also addressed a Seminar on


Monday, April 8, 2024J&K Police warns of fraudster posing as DGP

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday asked people to remain vigilant against a person posing as Director General of Police R R Swain and demanding money over the phone.
The police said efforts are being made to identify the person and legal action is underway.
“This is to convey (to) fellow police officers, colleagues from other government services, departments and members of the general p


Monday, April 8, 2024Women SOG team deployed in Jmu ahead of LS elections

Jammu: A small contingent of women personnel of the Special Operations Group, a specially-trained counter-insurgency force of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, has been deployed in Jammu ahead of Lok Sabha elections.
Voting for the Jammu parliamentary seat will be held on April 26 in the second phase of elections.
The eight-member team, fully equipped with automatic weapons and bullet-proof vests,


Monday, April 8, 202414 places identified as ‘Drug hot spots’ in Jammu: Police

'Efforts on to wipe out drug menace'

Jammu: Fourteen locations have been identified as ‘drug hot spots’ in Jammu, police on Sunday said, highlighting various efforts aimed at eliminating the drug menace in the city.
Jammu Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vinod Kumar said that 71 cases related to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act were registered and 85 peddlers arrested along with large quantities of con


Monday, April 8, 2024INDI alliance collapsed in J&K, says BJP' Chug

Jammu: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh, who is also party incharge of J&K, today said that in view of the development and peace agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the entire agenda of INDI alliance has fallen flat in J&K
Chugh said all three parties , National Conference, PDP and Congress, have fallen apart in J&K after claiming to be part of INDI alliance. Only BJP would be carry


Monday, April 8, 2024Tailor's daughter becomes1st woman judge from Rajouri

Rajouri: The daughter of a tailor, Bhawana Kesar became the first woman from Nowshera, Rajouri district, to clear the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service (Judicial) examination.
Bhawana said, "It is a matter of happiness for my parents that their daughter has come so far. I hope to be an inspiration for others, going forward."
"I am delighted that my dream to clear the civil service (judicial) exam


Monday, April 8, 2024Kathua Shootout: J&K police prepares list of over 100 gangsters, history-sheeters

Jammu: Days after Kathua shootout in which one Sub-Inspector attained martyrdom and a gangster was killed, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have prepared a list of more than 100 gangsters and history-sheeters active in the past 15 years in different districts.
Sources in the police department said that the Jammu and Kashmir Police have prepared the first list comprising the names of 116 active gangs


Monday, April 8, 2024Venugopal reviews Cong’s election campaign in J&K’s

Jammu: All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary K C Venugopal on Sunday reviewed the organisational activities and the party’s election campaign in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur and Jammu Lok Sabha constituencies, a party spokesman said.
Venugopal took stock of the campaign in a virtual meeting with Jammu-based AICC coordinators Ravinder Sharma and Naresh Gupta, who shared the grassr


Sunday, April 7, 2024Amit Shah takes swipe at Cong's 'Italian culture' over Kharge's Art 370 remarks

New Delhi: The BJP hit out at Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday over his swipe at the ruling party for raising the issue of removal of Article 370 of the Constitution in Rajasthan, with Home Minister Amit Shah saying the opposition party's "Italian culture" is to be blamed for it not understanding the very idea of India.
Shah and other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, includ


Sunday, April 7, 2024Uri infiltration bid: Pak’s desperation to fuel unrest in Valley ahead of polls: Army

Srinagar: The infiltration bid that was foiled on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla indicated desperation on part of Pakistan to fuel unrest in Kashmir Valley ahead of general elections, Army said.
Two terrorists were killed close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district when they were trying to sneak into Kashmir.
Army said intermittent fire was also drawn from Pa


Sunday, April 7, 2024LAB calls off border march in Ladakh day after admin imposes section 144

Leh: Accusing the administration of turning Leh into a "war zone" ahead of its march to the China border on April 7, the Leh Apex Body (LAB) on Saturday said it is withdrawing the proposed event to "avoid any sort of confrontation with the law-enforcement agencies".
Addressing a press conference here, LAB leaders, including its chairman CheringDorjay and climate activist Sonam Wangchuk, said the


Sunday, April 7, 2024BJP’s Jitendra banking on Modi wave again; Lal's fresh Congress approach sparks interest

Clash of Singhs to decide swing of luck in Kathua-Udhampur- Doda

JAMMU: The Udhampur-Doda-Kathua constituency which is one of the largest and most populous parliamentary constituencies in the JKUT goes to polls for Lok Sabha contest on April 19. It covers a diverse demographic landscape, including urban centers, rural areas, and hilly terrain.
It presents a complex electoral landscape characterized by demographic diversity and intense political competition. T


Sunday, April 7, 2024ED attaches property worth Rs 1 cr in SI paper leak case

Jammu: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday attached movable properties in the form of bank balances to the tune of Rs one crore related to some of the accused, including mastermind Yatin Yadav, in the 2022 police sub-inspector scam in Jammu and Kashmir, the agency said.
The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) conducted the examination in March 2022 but the selected list o


Sunday, April 7, 2024Shrine board inks pact to set up health ATMs on Vaishno Devi temple track

Jammu: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the installation of nine cloud-enabled health ATMs along the pilgrimage track in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday.
The shrine board inked the pact with Hewlett Packard Enterprise for health ATMs and one Telemedicine Studio at Katra, the base camp for the pilg


Sunday, April 7, 2024Fresh attempts underway to stitch a tie-up between PC, AP

Azad wants two valley-based parties’ support in South Kashmir

Srinagar: With the first notification for the Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir being issued on Friday, 12 April, fresh attempts are in progress to cobble an alliance of three regional parties in the valley.
In the current polarisation, a coalition of the former ruling parties—Farooq Abdullah’s National Conference (NC), Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Indian National Congres


Sunday, April 7, 2024Tarun Chugh accuses Abdullahs, Muftis, Gandhis for ruining J&K

Srinagar: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh who is also party in-charge of J&K, said here today that three prominent families – the Abdullahs, Muftis, and Gandhis – have exploited and ruined the lives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for an extensive period.
Addressing the media during 44th party foundation day of the BJP here Chugh said that the trio of families remain unashamed desp


Sunday, April 7, 2024Jammu LS seat: Nomination of 23 candidates found valid, three rejected

Jammu: The nomination of three candidates were rejected during scrutiny of papers for Jammu Lok Sabha constituency on Saturday, leaving 23 candidates in the fray, officials said.
The Lok Sabha polls in Jammu constituency will be held in the second phase of elections on April 26.
Returning Officer for Jammu parliamentary constituency Sachin Kumar Vaishya, conducted the scrutiny of nomination pap


Sunday, April 7, 2024Statehood, raising people's issues DPAP’s agenda: Azad

Jammu: Advocating restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir and raising people's issues, including land and job rights, are the agenda of the Democratic Progressive Azad Party, its chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Saturday.
Addressing a public meeting in the Hiranagar area of Kathua in the Udhampur parliamentary constituency, from where senior leader G M Saroori is seeking election, the for


Sunday, April 7, 202470 % of corruption cases in J&K registered from Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Cases of government employees accepting bribes remain rampant in Jammu and Kashmir. Despite efforts by the Anti-Corruption Bureau to curb corruption, 70 percent of cases of corruption by government employees registered since 2021 are from Kashmir with Jammu amounting to mere 30 percent.
Over the past ten years, numerous scandals have emerged, wreaking havoc on the careers of many young