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Thursday, June 1, 2023Three terrorists arrested as Army thwarts infiltration bid along LoC

10-kg IED, Six grenades, heroin worth over Rs 100 cr recovered

Jammu: The Army on Wednesday foiled an infiltration attempt with the arrest of three terrorists along with a huge consignment of arms and narcotics along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
A defence spokesman said the terrorists, who were also in possession of a 10 kg powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED), were arrested after an exchange of fire near the bord


Thursday, June 1, 2023PMAY-G: Allotting 1,99,550 houses, Centre puts J&K ahead of all UTs

LG expresses gratitude to PM, Union MoRD

Srinagar: Union Ministry of Rural Development has allotted additional 1,99,550 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna-Gramin (PMAY-G) scheme to Jammu Kashmir, an official spokesman said on Wednesday.
The newly targeted houses shall be sanctioned by 30 June to saturate the AwaasPlus permanent Waiting List during the year 2023-24.
The allocation for J&K, under flagship scheme, is also the highes


Thursday, June 1, 2023Committed to make admin setup more accountable, responsive: LG

Jammu: Asking district administrations to ensure early disposal of grievances and to build a competitive governance model at local level, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha said that government is committed to make administrative setup more accountable and responsive in Union Territory towards the needs and concerns of the common man.
“Administrative machinery in J&K has be


Thursday, June 1, 2023J&K accords approval for 12 more DNB seats by NBEMS

Jammu: As a significant step towards strengthening public healthcare scenario in J&K, 12 more seats have been sanctioned by National Board of Examinations in Medical Science (NBEMS) under DNB( Diplomate of National Board) for the public institutions of J&K.
These seats shall be in addition to the earlier granted 270 DNB seats.
As per detailed breakup, Srinagar Hospital received approval for


Thursday, June 1, 2023Continuous rain brings chill back across J&K

Over 200 vehicles stranded on Jmu- Srinagar NH, Mughal Road shut

Jammu: Rains continued to lash Jammu and Kashmir as night temperatures remained below normal except in Pahalgam and Kupwara on Wednesday. Moreover, landslides and mudslides triggered by heavy rains disrupted traffic on Jammu- Srinagar National Highway and closure of MMughal road.
The meteorological department has also forecast widespread intermittent light to moderate rain, thunder and lightn


Thursday, June 1, 2023NIA raids at 3 locations in Kashmir targets newly formed terror offshoots

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out searches at three locations in Kashmir in connection with its ongoing crackdown on the newly floated terror outfits, an official said.
The daylong raids and searches were conducted in Srinagar and Budgam districts, during which incriminating literature and several digital devices were seized, a spokesperson of the federal


Thursday, June 1, 2023'CAMaL Ka Camp' to elevate education standards in Valley

Teacher sensitization, other activities to be held in govt schools under month long prog

Srinagar: In an endeavour to augment the learning level of students in government schools, the education department in Kashmir has decided to hold a month-long "CAMaL Ka Camp" in Schools in collaboration with Pratham Education Foundation.
CAMaL (Combined Activities for Maximized Learning) is a pedagogy created by Pratham to develop children’s basic abilities in reading and arithmetic.
CAMaL fac


Thursday, June 1, 2023Govt orders transfer of nine JKAS officers

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered transfer and posting of 9 JKAS senior administrative officers with immediate effect.
As per an order issued by GAD, reads that Mr. Vikas Dhar Bagati, JKAS, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Thanamandi, holding additional charge of Sub-Registrar, Thanamandi, is transferred and posted as Personnel Officer in the Directorate of School Education,


Thursday, June 1, 2023BJP’s outreach prog to reconfirm workers affiliation, touch 10 lakh people in month

Jammu: In poll mode, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has launched a month-long outreach program aiming to touch around 10 lakh households of Jammu and Kashmir with a variety of activities including personal calls to its workers for reconfirming their affiliation with the party.
As per party sources, besides launching ‘Maha Jana Sampark Abhiyaan’ to contact around around 10 lakh households in Jammu


Thursday, June 1, 2023Eastern Ladakh row: India, China hold in-person diplomatic talks in New Delhi

New Delhi: India and China on Wednesday held in-person diplomatic talks here and discussed proposals for disengagement in the remaining friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh in a "frank and open manner".
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said both sides agreed to hold 19th round of high-level military talks at an early date to achieve the objective of rest


Thursday, June 1, 2023BJP mastered art of misusing religion to provide cover to rapists: Mehbooba

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday accused the BJP of using religion and nationalism to defend persons accused of rape.
She was reacting to reports about plans by Ayodhya seers to hold a rally in support of outgoing Wrestling Federation of India chief Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, who is facing sexual harassment charges by female wrestlers.
"BJP has mastered the art of misusing rel


Thursday, June 1, 2023Oppn insulted country's sentiments, says PM Modi

Ajmer: In his first remarks on the Congress-led Opposition boycotting the inauguration of the new Parliament building, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said they "insulted" the sentiment of the country and the hard work of 60,000 labourers.
"India got a new Parliament building three days back. I ask you whether you are proud of it or not. Did you feel the joy on the increase in India's pre


Wednesday, May 31, 202310 Vaishno Devi pilgrims dead, 66 injured in Jammu bus accident

President express condolences, LG approves ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh

Jammu: Ten Vaishno Devi pilgrims were killed and 66 injured on Tuesday as the bus carrying them skidded off the road and rammed into the railing of a bridge before falling off it, officials said.
The death toll may go up as Government Medical College Hospital Principal Shashi Soodan said two of the injured admitted at the facility are critical.
The officials said the bus, which was on its way t


Wednesday, May 31, 2023Ladakh to engage consultants for inspection of 300-km road projects in strategic areas

Third party to see whether fund demands, spending are realistic; UT floats tenders

Jammu: Ladakh administration has floated tenders for engaging a third party, consultants, to conduct inspection of all major roads being constructed in strategic areas, particularly close to Line of Actual Control (LAC), under UT funding to ensure transparency and quality in works.
Sources said that the Chief Engineer, Roads and Buildings, Ladakh, on April 27, invited proposals for appointment


Wednesday, May 31, 2023MGNREGA: J&K spent more than 40% on material components during FY 2016-17, 2017-18

RDD Dept terms release of funds devoid of merit, rejects petition accordingly

SRINAGAR: During the financial year of 2016-17 and 2017-18, under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA, Jammu and Kashmir spent more than 40% on the material component which is against the operational guidelines of the scheme.
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 or MGNREGA, earlier known as the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act or NREGA, is an Indian labour law and social security


Wednesday, May 31, 2023Amarnath Yatra: 400 satellite phones approved to address communication needs

Base camp in Jammu getting major facelift

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday approved utilisation of 400 satellite phones for better communication during the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra.
It also proposed setting up of State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) for better management of the annual pilgrimage.
The yatra to the Amarnath shrine, located at a height of 3,880 metres in south Kashmir Himalayas, will begin on Ju


Wednesday, May 31, 2023LG urges people to isolate elements disrupting peace

Jammu: Urging people to isolate elements disrupting peace, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha said that Union Territory can collectively contribute in realizing the dream of building India as a global superpower
“India is leading the world in digital revolution, growth, and is set to become 3rd largest economy in the world. We must aim higher and create an environment for e


Wednesday, May 31, 2023Cong high cmnd, J&K leaders devise strategy for ULB, Panchayat elections

‘Party plans hi-tech campaign to expose govt’s ‘hoax’ development & peace’ claims’

Jammu: Buoyed with great show in Karnataka assembly elections Congress high command has devised strategy for ensuing Jammu and Kashmir’s Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and Panchyat elections, with the local leadership from the Union Territory.
As per party insiders over dozen of JKPCC leaders are invited in Delhi to discuss the actual ground situation of Jammu and Kashmir, with top leadership and part


Wednesday, May 31, 2023Admin gears up to host Chamliyal mela along IB

Jammu: The annual Chamliyal mela, considered as a symbol of Indo-Pakistan bonhomie in the past, will he held next month at the famous shrine of Baba Chamliyal near the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Tuesday.
Deputy Commissioner, Samba, Abhishek Sharma chaired a meeting to review the preparations for the mela, which is scheduled to take place


Wednesday, May 31, 2023Civilian’s Killing: Wife expecting first child in June, terror attack snatches family's sole breadwinner

Udhampur: Deepu Kumar (27) was expecting his first child in June but his life was cut short in a terror attack in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, leaving his poor family without its sole breadwinner.
Kumar, who worked at a circus in the district's Janglat Mandi area, was gunned down by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in the latest incident of targeted killing when he had gone to the market to buy


Wednesday, May 31, 2023LG sanctions Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia, protests held

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday approved an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the next of kin of Deepu Kumar who was killed by terrorists in Anantnag district, officials said.
Kumar (27), who worked at a circus in the district's Janglat Mandi area, was gunned down by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists when he had gone to the market to buy milk around 8.30 pm on Monday.


Wednesday, May 31, 2023Shikara owners instructed to keep life jackets handy

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday made ‘life saving jackets’ mandatory for Shikara boats in Dal and Nigeen lakes besides other water bodies of the region.
The order read, “It is hereby ordered that as provided in the J&K Tourism Policy guidelines, each Shikara boat registered under J&K Tourist Trade Act, 1978, shall maintain the availability of a minimum of three life saving jac


Wednesday, May 31, 2023Villagers hold fishing fest to clean waterbodies

Anantnag: Residents of Panzath village here have found a novel way of keeping their water bodies clean. They hold a fishing festival annually in which men of all ages clean the lakes and ponds, all the while managing to catch some fishes too!
What sets the exercise apart is that people do not use fishing rods but baskets made of wicker or plastic containers to catch fish. The containers are dipp


Wednesday, May 31, 2023Over 12 L migratory birds visit Kmr this winter season

Srinagar: Keeping their tryst with Kashmir’s wetlands and water bodies, the Department of Wildlife, Wetland Division, said that more than twelve lakh migratory birds have visited the valley.
“The census of migratory birds for this year has been done, and more than 12 lakh migratory birds have arrived in the valley, of which some winged species have turned up after a gap of eighty years,” Afshan


Tuesday, May 30, 2023Non-Muslim worker shot dead by terrorists

LG, politicians condemn attack

Srinagar: A non-Muslim worker was shot dead by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists on Monday when he had gone to a market for purchasing milk in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
The worker, identified as Deepu from Udhampur district of Jammu region, was working in a circus that was camping at Janglaat Mandi area which was provided security, they said. The circus people had their own s


Tuesday, May 30, 2023Jambu Zoo thrown open to public; LG says J&K on cusp of development

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir is on the cusp of development, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Monday as he called upon the people to cooperate in the government's endeavours to develop tourism and infrastructure in the region.
Speaking at the inauguration of the first-of-its-kind full-fledged Jambu Zoo in the Shivalik foothills here, Sinha said, "This much-awaited addition to the tourist desti


Tuesday, May 30, 2023Zoo to witness expansion in coming yrs, says CWW

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Wildlife Warden Suresh K Gupta on Monday said the newly opened Jambu Zoo in the foothills of Shivalik would witness a major expansion in the coming years to become one of the largest wildlife parks in north India.
The first full-fledged zoo located in Nagrota area along Jammu-Srinagar national highway was dedicated to the public by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha e


Tuesday, May 30, 2023BJP ‘friendlies’ in Kashmir view Yasin Malik as ‘innocent, political prisoner’

Farooq, Omar silent; Mehbooba calls JKLF chief as ‘political prisoner’

Srinagar :BJP’s past political allies, some of whom are also widely perceived to be the party’s potential allies in the future in Jammu and Kashmir, have started building up a narrative of victimhood for the outlawed Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front’s detained Chairman, Yasin Malik. Even as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has moved the Delhi High Court, seeking death sentence for Malik


Tuesday, May 30, 2023Couple among 4 killed as vehicle rolls 300Ft down in district Doda

Bhadarwah: Four people, including a married couple, died when a private car skidded off the road and rolled 300 feet down on the banks of river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Monday evening, officials said.
The accident took place at Raggi Nallah on the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway and the bodies of the deceased were fished out during a joint rescue operation by police and lo


Tuesday, May 30, 2023Over 25,000 devotees attend Kheer Bhawani Mela: Shah

HM lauds J&K admin for successful arrangements

Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said over 25,000 devotees attended the Kheer Bhawani mela held on Jyeshtha Ashtami on Sunday in Kashmir and complimented the Jammu and Kashmir administration as well as the security forces for its successful completion.
The Kheer Bhawani mela began on May 26 and concluded on May 28 on the occasion ofJyeshtha Ashtami for which devotees came to the te


Tuesday, May 30, 2023SIA sealed JeI property worth Rs 30 Mn in Kmr

Srinagar: The State Investigation Agency (SIA) of Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday sealed 20 shops belonging to banned Jamaat-e-Islami in Kupwara district.
Acting on the order of District Magistrates in exercise of the powers the SIA sealed the property which is a shopping complex comprising 20 shops along with appurtenant land in Kupwara district today.
“The land under survey number 2990/266


Tuesday, May 30, 2023NGT suggests ban on construction in subsidence-hit area of distt Doda

Jammu: A National Green Tribunal panel has recommended banning civil construction in the land subsidence-hit area in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, and rehabilitating the affected families to a safer location.
In February, the authorities evacuated several families from their homes after they developed cracks and declared unsafe a mosque and a religious school for girls in the Nai Basti haml


Tuesday, May 30, 2023SMC delays dog sterilisation process despite infra available

SRINAGAR: Despite building the infrastructure, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation has yet to commence dog sterilisation process.
The delay in starting the sterilisation process comes at a time when Anti-Rabies Clinic at SHMS Hospital from April 2022 to March 2023 reported more than 6800 dog bite cases. While more than 49,000 dog bite cases have been recorded from April 2015 to March 2023.


Tuesday, May 30, 2023MoS Defence applauds project sampark of BRO

Jammu: Union Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt on Monday visited Head Quarter CE (Project) Sampark here.
The Minister was briefed in detail by the Chief Engineer, Brig Tejpal Singh on the entire panorama of works carried out ranging from enhancing defence potential of our defenses as well as constructing and maintaining our strategic lines of communication.
As espoused and guided by Dire


Tuesday, May 30, 2023Over 2600 teachers in J &K have ‘below secondary’ level qualification

Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir more than 2600 teachers are having below secondary level qualification and are teaching students at all levels.
Ironically, among the total number of such teachers with below secondary level qualifications, over 1700 are teaching the primary level classes.
According to reports, the official figures reveal that a total of 2685 teachers with below secondary level qu


Tuesday, May 30, 2023Anti-drug campaign: Despite 60% disability, athlete drives from Kerala to Kashmir

Srinagar: Athlete Joby Mathew has made a name in arm wrestling, fencing, and powerlifting. He drove from his native Kerala to Kashmir with his family to take part in the 45th National arm wrestling championship here. He is also 60 per cent orthopedically challenged.
"I am a physically-challenged person but in my mind I am not challenged. I can do anything, I have no legs but I have a strong uppe


Tuesday, May 30, 2023Jammu’s GCET gets accreditation by NBA

Jammu: The Government College of Engineering and Technology (GCET), Jammu has achieved yet another significant milestone in its relentless pursuit of academic excellence in engineering education.
The Institution has become the first in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir to be granted Accreditation Status by the prestigious National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for all five undergraduate engineering cou


Monday, May 29, 2023New Parliament building unveiled, PM Modi says will inspire world

Historic sceptre 'sengol' installed in new LSchamber

New Delhi: New Delhi: This is not just a complex but a symbol of the aspirations of 140 crore Indians, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said about the new parliament building, which he inaugurated this morning in a grand ceremony that saw attendance from 25 parties. 20 opposition parties are boycotting the event, accusing the PM of completely sidelining President Droupadi Murmu.
PM Modi said as Indi


Monday, May 29, 2023Adorned by Kmri silk-on-silk carpets

Srinagar: The new Parliament House of India is adorned by the traditional Kashmiri silk-on-silk carpets.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the new Parliament building which is equipped with state-of-the art technology.
The carpets were woven by 50 Kashmiri artisans, including men and women at a far-off village Khag in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Qamar Ali Khan of Tahiri


Monday, May 29, 2023Soldier injured on leave ‘attributable to service’: AFT

Jammu: The Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) has ordered the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) to release the disability pension to a soldier who had suffered a disability in the process of getting a railway ticket to travel back to duty.
The authorities had rejected his claim on the pretext that the disability had no link with military service. Setting aside the rejection orders is


Monday, May 29, 2023Jambu Zoo to thrown open to public today

Jammu: North India’s largest Zoo, ‘Jambu Zoo’ likely to open for the public on May 29 while the under construction Tirupati Balaji temple all set to open its doors for devotees on June 8 will give a major boost to local tourism industry and provide structure to developing Jammu own Tourism identity.
According to official sources, nearly 62.17 crore Zoo projects were completed in Mid May after wh


Monday, May 29, 2023Kashmiri Pandits celebrate annual Kheer Bhawani mela

Jammu: Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits on Sunday paid their obeisance at the famous Ragnya Devi temple in Ganderbal district in the Valley and celebrated the annual Kheer Bhawani mela.
Nestled in the shade of mammoth Chinar trees in the central Kashmir district, the temple witnessed massive crowds of devotees, most of them Kashmiri Pandits, who made the journey from across the country.
The devotee


Monday, May 29, 2023DPAP will fight for restoration of J&K's statehood, says Azad

Jammu: DPAP chief Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said he would fight for the restoration of Jammu and Kashmir's statehood and the job and land rights of its people if the party wins the Assembly elections.
He said a progressive Jammu and Kashmir is possible only if people stand united and defeat the politics of hate as he called for unity and harmony among all communities.
"The people of J&K must r


Monday, May 29, 2023J&KCCE-2023: Govt extends upper age limit by three yrs

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Administration has extended by three years the upper age limit for the combined competitive examination-2023.
According to a notification issued by the General Administration Department by the order of Lt Governor, the upper age limit for open merit candidates was fixed at 35 years from the current 32 years.
Similarly, the upper age limit was enhanced for Reserved categ


Monday, May 29, 2023Drive underway to rescue children in street situation

Jammu: As many as 18 children forced into begging or labour were rescued over the past couple of days in the city by a special task force constituted to deal with such cases, officials here said on Sunday.
The task force was set up by Deputy Commissioner (Jammu) Avny Lavasa to collect information on Children in Street Situation (CISS) and carry out rescue operations within the ecosystem created


Monday, May 29, 2023Woman killed in Zojila road mishap

Jammu: A 25 year old lady was killed while another person received injuries after a vehicle they were traveling was hit by a shooting stone at Panimatha Zojila Pass area on Srinagar-Leh Highway on Sunday.
An official said Kashmir that a heavy stone rolled down from a hill at Pani Matha Zojila and hit an Xylo vehicle bearing registration Number LA01-2517 resulting the critical Injuries of one lad


Monday, May 29, 2023MeT predicts another wet spell from today

Srinagar: After three days of inclement weather in Kashmir, there was significant improvement in prevailing weather conditions on Saturday, while the Meteorological Department has predicted another wet spell from Monday onward, officials said.
Director MeT, Sonam Lotus said that after three days, weather improved significantly on Saturday in the valley. “We are expecting dry and cloudy weather


Monday, May 29, 2023Protesting wrestlers detained for violation of Law & Order

New Delhi: In what could bring about a forceful end to the wrestlers’ protest at Jantar Mantar, the Delhi police on Sunday detained Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia for violation of law and order after they breached the security cordon while trying to move towards the new Parliament building for a planned women’s ‘Mahapanchayat’.
Immediately after the wrestlers were pushed into buse


Sunday, May 28, 2023NITI Aayog's 8th Governing Council Meeting: J&K committed to realise vision of making India 'Viksit Bharat' by 2047, says LG Sinha

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday said that that government is committed to realise vision of making India 'Viksit Bharat' by 2047.
“With inclusive, integrated, and speedy development, J&K UT is on the move to contribute in realising the vision of making India 'Viksit Bharat' by 2047,” LG wrote on twitter after attending the 8th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayo


Sunday, May 28, 2023 PM for maintain fiscal discipline

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the Centre, states and Union Territories need to work as a team and develop a long-term common vision to fulfil the aspirations of people to make India a developed country by 2047, when the country completes 100 years of Independence.
Addressing the eighth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog here, Modi also urged the states to mai


Sunday, May 28, 2023Post G-20, stakeholders upbeat, ride high on ‘revival’ wave…!

‘Advisories’ challenge dilution biggest achievement

Jammu: Post high profiled G-20 event in Kashmir, all the stakeholders in tourism and trade sector are upbeat that accruing benefits of the decisions taken in meetings are on anvil. There is no pseudo hope, instead a reassured scenario emerging that promises many good things for UT and Kashmir in particular.
Notwithstanding the ‘efforts’ of PDP and NC to negate the positives and abundant possibil


Sunday, May 28, 20233 visually impaired siblings die as mud house collapses

Govt announces ex-gratia for NoKs

Kishtwar: Three visually impaired brothers were killed when their house collapsed due to heavy rains in village Pullar in Nagseni area of Kishtwar late Friday night.
The house collapsed at night in the mountainous hamlet of Puller in Nagseni tehsil, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Khalil Poswal said.
Three brothers -- identified as Rajesh, Sajan and Papu -- were killed in the incident, po


Sunday, May 28, 2023Kashmir based parties seek review of Yasin Malik case

Srinagar: A Day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) approached the Delhi High Court seeking death penalty for the Kashmiri separatist leader and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik, Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti said the case must be "reviewed & reconsidered".
While Mufti’s former party colleague Altaf Bukari said “deterrent measures” should be taken ag


Sunday, May 28, 2023Tourists from across India head to Kmr to beat the heat

Srinagar: While most parts of the country are reeling under heat wave conditions, tourists are enjoying the pleasant weather in Kashmir as the Valley has witnessed rains over the past few days, leading to a drop in the mercury.
The maximum temperature in the Valley, over the last few days, hovered around 20 degrees Celsius and most of the days, the weather has remained cloudy while soem areas wi


Sunday, May 28, 2023Protest over poor facilities at Kheer Bhawani temple

Srinagar: A group of Kashmiri Pandit devotees on Saturday held a protest in Ganderbal district, alleging inadequate facilities for the pilgrims at the annual Kheer Bhawani Mela.
A group of devotees who reached the revered temple shrine of Ragnya Devi in Tulmulla area of the central Kashmir district for the annual fair to be held on Sunday alleged that they faced a lot of problems due to inadequa


Sunday, May 28, 2023Residents threaten agitation for station near world's highest rail bridge in J&K

Reasi: Residents of Kauri in Reasi district, the home to world's highest rail bridge over the Chenab, are up in arms in support of their demand for a railway station which they believe will safeguard the future of their coming generations after parting away their land for the project.
The 1.3-km Chenab rail bridge -- located 359 metres above the riverbed and 35 metres higher than the iconic Eiff


Sunday, May 28, 2023Wild bear spotted on school premises

Jammu: A black bear ventured into the premises of a government-run school in Banihal town of Ramban district before the arrival of students on Saturday morning, prompting a joint rescue operation by police and wildlife department, officials said.
The students were, however, allowed inside the premises nearly one-hour beyond their scheduled timing after it was found that the beast had fled taking


Sunday, May 28, 2023PM Modi to inaugurate new Parl building today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday inaugurate the new Parliament building, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, amid a boycott by several Opposition parties which insist that President DroupadiMurmu as head of the state should do the honours.
On Friday, Modi said the new Parliament building will make every Indian proud and shared a video of the new complex.
With carpet


Sunday, May 28, 2023G N Azad slams Opp over boycott

Rajouri: Slamming the Opposition for boycotting the inauguration of the new Parliament building, Democratic Progressive Azad Party chief Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday congratulated the government for the construction being done in record time.
Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "I would have surely attended the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building if I was in Delhi. I completely welcome this


Sunday, May 28, 2023Govt to launch door to door prog against drugs menace

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling to launch a door to door ‘Awaz’ program to visit the families in both rural and urban areas to counsel the youth about ill effects of drug addiction.
A senior officer who wished not to be named said that the village-wise awareness programs shall play an essential role in the eradication of drug menace.
He said that door to door "AWAZ" is require


Sunday, May 28, 2023Govt blacklists contractor for delaying work in Doda

Jammu: Authorities on Saturday blacklisted a contractor for delaying the execution of allotted work in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, an official said.
In the last financial year, the Rural Development Department had blacklisted 10 erring contractors for non-execution of public work.
The contractor from Kastigarh tehsil has been blacklisted by the Rural Development Department Engineering wi


Saturday, May 27, 2023Rs 5,013 Cr projects to transform agriculture economy of J&K: LG

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said 29 projects worth Rs 5,013 crore under Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP) will have a transformative impact on the agriculture economy of the Union Territory.
Sinha said this while chairing a high-level meeting to review the implementation of agriculture credit schemes of banking and financial institutions


Saturday, May 27, 2023NIA seeks death penalty for JKLF chief Yasin Malik

New Delhi: The NIA Friday approached the Delhi High Court seeking death penalty for Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who was awarded life term by a trial court here in a terror funding case a year ago, asserting not giving capital punishment to such a "dreaded terrorist" will result in miscarriage of justice.
The plea by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been listed for hearing


Saturday, May 27, 2023Dy NSA reviews situation in Kashmir, projects under IWT

Jammu: Ahead of Amarnath Yatra, Deputy National Security Advisor (NSA) Vikram Misri has reviewed the prevailing security situation in the valley and took stock of progress on Hydro Power Projects on the Indus Basin to ensure India's fair share under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).
As per officials, Dy NSA Misri who was on two days tour of Kashmir met with top military and security officials of Un


Saturday, May 27, 2023Finance Dept orders incorporation of P&AO system by Corporations, PSUs

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government ordered the Pay & Accounts Office system for the operation of funds through Treasuries in respect of all the Corporations/ Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).
The government has also accorded for the creation of a Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) in the Finance Department for maintenance, up-gradation and modifications of IT-enabled systems being implemente


Saturday, May 27, 2023SC refuses to entertain PIL for inauguration of Parl by Prez

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a PIL seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha Secretariat for inauguration of the new Parliament building by President DroupadiMurmu, saying it is not the court's function to look into it.
A vacation bench of justices JK Maheshwari and PS Narasimha told petitioner in-person advocate Jaya Sukin that the court understands why and how the pet


Saturday, May 27, 2023Will make every Indian proud: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the new Parliament building will make every Indian proud, as he posted a video of the newly-constructed complex on Twitter and urged people to share it on the social media platform with the hashtag 'MyParliamentMyPride'.
Modi also urged people to share the video with their voiceover which he will retweet.
The new Parliament building will be


Saturday, May 27, 2023IPS Vikramjit Singh posted as Comm Secy I&C Deptt

Srinagar: The government on Friday ordered transfer of IAS and IPS officers in the interest of administration.
According to a government order, Prashant Goya, IAS (AGMUT:1993), Principal Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department, holding additional charge of Managing Director, JKIDFC, has been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urba


Friday, May 26, 2023G20 summit showcase 'awe-inspiring' socio economic progress of J&K to world, says LG

DGP hails people for event in Kashmir; positive situation in UT, says Reddy

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the G20 tourism meet here provided an opportunity to showcase the "awe-inspiring" socio-economic progress of Jammu and Kashmir to the world.
"During the G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting, the entire world has witnessed awe-inspiring socio-economic progress of Jammu Kashmir. Faster & Inclusive growth and our sustained effort to boost tour


Friday, May 26, 202314 J&K jails to get T-HCBS for blocking illegal phone calls

Jammu: To address the issue of illegal and unauthorised telephone communication in jails of Jammu and Kashmir, the UT home department has accorded administrative approval for installation of “Tower Harmonious Call Blocking System” (T-HCBS) across 14 jails of J&K.
As per sources the installation of T-HCBS has been necessitated, after jammers installed across various jails had became less effectiv


Friday, May 26, 2023‘High’ dropout rate among ST children in J&K; expedite community-based survey: PAB

Over 27,000 drop-out children in UT; Kishtwar has ‘very high’ drop-out rate of ST students

Jammu: The Project Approval Board (PAB) for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir under Samagra Shiksha Scheme has expressed concern over high drop rate among the Scheduled Tribe (ST) children and asked the UT administration to expedite community-based survey identifying issues for such drop-out rate.
During a meeting of the Board held recently through video-conferencing, Jammu and Kashmir go


Friday, May 26, 2023Formulate recruitment rules before submitting vacancies: Govt to deptts

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the administrative department not to submit the proposals for vacancies to the Finance Department unltill recruitment rules are framed.
The government has in the year 2018 notified about having prior concurrence of the Finance Department before referring Non-Gazetted vacancies under direct recruitment quota to the J&K Service Selection Board.


Friday, May 26, 2023Four of nomadic family dead as tree falls on tent

Kishtwar: Four members of a tribal nomadic family died in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district on Thursday morning when a pine tree fell on their tent, officials said.
The incident took place in the Bhalna forest area of Keshwan belt, they said, adding that high-speed winds and heavy rainfall uprooted the big tree.
"A pine tree fell on a tent pitched by the nomadic family in the forest belt. I


Friday, May 26, 202332 police officers transferred in J&K

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered transfer and postings of 32 police officers including some IPS officers in the interest of administration.
As per an order,, Sarah Rizvi, IPS, DIG Administration, PHQ, is transferred and posted as DIG IR Jammu, against an available vacancy, relieving Nisha Nathyal, IPS of the additional charge of the post.
Sargun, IPS, SO to IGP Tec


Friday, May 26, 2023Terrorism: Azad for security deployment in Rajouri-Poonch

Rajouri: Democratic Progressive Azad Party chief Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday called for permanent deployment of security forces in the terror-hit Rajouri-Poonch border area and strengthening of the intelligence network and village defence committees in the region.
Azad said he will take up the issue with the Defence Minister and Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant governor.
Seven people were killed


Friday, May 26, 2023LG inaugurates bridge on Sgr-Leh highway in Ganderbal

Pays obeisance at Kheer Bhawani Temple

Srinagar: As a major breather for the commuters travelling on the Srinagar-Leh Highway, a two-lane steel arch truss bridge which will be first of its kind bridge at Wayil area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, has been officially thrown open for traffic.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the vital and unique of its kind bridge also known as Wayil bridge come up over nallah Sindh


Friday, May 26, 2023J&K preserving Dogra kings' heritage through digitisation

Jammu: The archives department here is abuzz with activity as several teams work diligently to digitise precious manuscripts, books, and historic records of the erstwhile Dogra dynasty's kings to preserve the "invaluable heritage" for future generations.
"We are focusing on the digitisation of the archival records (containing manuscripts, books, journals, newspapers and historic records of erstw


Friday, May 26, 2023Intermittent rains continue in J&K, MeT forecasts more

SRINAGAR: Intermittent rains continued even as the weather department here on Thursday forecast “fairly widespread to widespread intermittent light to moderate rain” in Jammu and Kashmir till May 26.
A meteorological department official said, Srinagar received 6.6mm of rain in last 24 hours till 0830 hours, Qazigund 11.6mm, Pahalgam 20.1mm, Kupwara 5.9mm, Kokernag 21.0mm, Gulmarg 7.8mm, Jammu 0.


Friday, May 26, 2023Modi will become PM for third time: HM Shah

Guwahati: Hitting out at Congress and some other opposition parties over their decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building, Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday termed the move as “cheap politics” and said people had elected Narendra Modi as Prime Minister with huge majority twice and he will become the PM for the third time by winning over 300 seats in 2024 polls.