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Thursday, July 29, 2021Eight killed, 17 injured as cloudbursts hit J&K, Ladakh

PM Modi assures all possible aid, LG announces ex-gratia of Rs 5L

Jammu: A series of cloudbursts struck different parts in the twin Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh overnight, killing eight people and leaving 17 others missing.
“The cloudbursts hit Dacchan and Boujwa areas in Kishtwar; the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas; Bandipora in north Kashmir and Kargil in Ladakh, also damaging dozens of residential houses, seve


Thursday, July 29, 2021Difficult to predict cloudburst: Experts

New Delhi: With Himachal Pradesh and Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh being hit by cloudbursts, experts on Wednesday said predicting this disaster is difficult as it is mostly a localised event and occurs in the hilly areas.
If 10 centimetres rainfall is received at a station in one hour, the rain event is termed as cloudburst. This sudden discharge of large amount of water not


Thursday, July 29, 2021Rainfall to continue till Thursday: MeT

Jammu: As rains lashed J&K on Wednesday, the Meterological department stated that the rainfall will continue till Thursday while as overall weather will improve from July 31.
The Irrigation and Food Control department, however, said that situation was under control and there was no flood threat as such.
The MeT department, however, asserted that the rainfall will lead to melting of glaciers an


Thursday, July 29, 2021Taxis at par with Ola,Uber soon in J&K

Jammu: It appears that the day is not far off when cab services at par with OLA and UBER will start operations in twin capitals of Jammu and Srinagar, with two players bidding for running these services.
At present, the J&K Transport Department is securitizing the documents of two operators have applied for the taxi aggregator scheme for Jammu and Srinagar, before they are finally given approval


Thursday, July 29, 202116 security personnel martyred, dip in militancy incidents: Govt

Jammu: Acknowledging killing of 16 security personnel in counter-terrorist operations on the India-Pakistan border between January to June this year, the government informed that the number of incidents of terrorist violence has come down in Jammu and Kashmir in the last two years
"The details of soldiers (including Central Armed Police Force personnel) martyred due to counter terrorist


Thursday, July 29, 2021Efforts on to restore ancient glory, says LG

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday signed a pact with the JSW Foundation to restore and conserve Shalimar and Nishat Gardens here.
In the presence of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, commissioner-secretary (floriculture, gardens and parks), and Sangita Jindal, chairperson of JSW Foundation, according to


Thursday, July 29, 2021Statehood to J&K at right time: Centre

Mehbooba says pre-August 5 position will have to be returned with interest

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir would be granted statehood at an "appropriate" time after normalcy is restored there, the government told Parliament on Wednesday.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai stated this in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
He was replying to a question on whether the government had any proposal to "reinstate" the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir and whether some effo


Thursday, July 29, 2021Grad, PGs not eligible for Class-IV posts: CAT

Jammu: In a significant judgment, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) holds that above 10+ 2 will not be eligible for Class-IV posts.
While upholding the condition No. 6 (iii) of the Advertisement notice No. 01 of 2020 dated 26.06.2020 whereby Advertisement prescribes the criteria for direct recruitment to said post as “Minimum Matric and Maximum 10 + 2”issued by JKSSB, A Bench of Central


Thursday, July 29, 2021BDO held in graft case suffers heart attack after accused of being kingpin

Jammu: A day after being booked by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a bribery case, a Block Development Officer (BDO) suffered heart attack and was rushed to the Government Medical College Hospital for treatment.
Official sources said that BDO after hearing that his accomplice, junior engineer (JE) had named him as a conspirator and shifted all blame of accepting graft on him felt unconscious.


Thursday, July 29, 2021Low engagement of staff, students for Community Classes in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Amid low engagement of staff and students for community classes in Srinagar the education department has directed the Head of Institutes (HOIs) to ensure 100 per cent attendance of staff and a maximum number of students.
The News Now has learnt this month on a number of teachers that have conducted community classes. As per the details available, Over 30,620 teachers have conducted com


Thursday, July 29, 2021#COVID 160 fresh cases,1 more fatality

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 160 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the infection tally to 3,21,066 while the death toll rose to 4,376 as one more fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 60 were from Jammu and 100 from Kashmir, they said.
Srinagar recorded the highest of 42 cases, followed by 20 in Baramulla district.
The number of


Thursday, July 29, 2021DGP authorized to extend parole

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has authorised the Director General of Police (DPG) prisons to extend special parole to certain categories of convict prisoners for a period of 90 days in COVID-19 pandemic situation in the Union Territory.
“In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (5) of section 432 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Government hereby authoriz


Thursday, July 29, 20211 held in BJP’s leaders killing case

Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a "key conspirator" in the killing of BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir in 2018, its spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Malik Noor Mohammad Fayyaz (51), a resident of village Phagsoo in Thathri area of Doda district, was arrested on Tuesday and subsequently produced in NIA special court here


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Violence never part of Kashmiriyat, need to be purged, says Prez Kovind

Lauds courage, professionalism of soldiers

Srinagar: President Ram Nath Kovind asserted on Tuesday that democracy has the capacity to reconcile all differences and bring out the best of the citizens' potential, saying Kashmir is "happily" realising this vision.
"Democracy, I firmly believe, has within it the capacity to reconcile all differences and also the capacity to bring out the best of the citizens' potential. Kashmir, happily, is


Wednesday, July 28, 2021President greets in Kashmiri

Srinagar: Mei sapaz khushi tuhi meelith (I feel happy to meet you all) " - this is how President Ram Nath Kovind began his speech at the convocation ceremony of the University of Kashmir here on Tuesday, as he noted that Kashmir's spiritual and cultural influence has an imprint all across India.
Immediately after greeting the dignitaries present at the SKICC auditorium overlooking the famous Dal


Wednesday, July 28, 2021UPSC convenes SCM to decide on induction of J&K’s officers in IPS

Jammu: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has scheduled a selection committee meeting (SCM) on Thursday here to prepare a list of local officers for their induction in the Indian Police Service (IPS).
Sources said that the SCM would be chaired by UPSC member Dr. T C Anant, J&K’s chief secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra and Director General of Police Di


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Anti-drone system soon to counter UAVs along IB

Jammu: To counter ever increasing drone threats across the Jammu region, an anti-drone system will soon be installed all along the International Border.
As per reports, the hi-tech system is being introduced by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
“The anti-drone system to deal with the ever-increasing threat of drone attacks will soon be tested along the International Bor


Wednesday, July 28, 2021#COVID || 107 new cases, no fresh death

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 107 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the infection count to 3,20,866, even as the death toll remained at 4,375 with no coronavirus-linked fatality in the last 24 hours, officials said.
Forty of the fresh COVID-19 cases were from the Jammu division and 67 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, the officials said.
They said Srinagar recorded a


Wednesday, July 28, 2021J&K inoculated over 64 % eligible citizens

Jammu: Taking a lead across country in the vaccination drive against the deadly infection of COVID-19, the Jammu and Kashmir has vaccinated almost 64 percent of eligible population in the different age groups atleast with one dose.
As per the data accessed by The News Now, the Jammu and Kashmir has 91,55860 eligible registered population including 60,79 571 in the a


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Darbar move Govt extends deadline for vacating accommodation

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government today extended by 21 August the time period for vacation of residential accommodation at Jammu and Srinagar by ‘Darbar Move’ employees.
On 29 June, Estates Department had cancelled allotment of residential accommodations of Darbar Move employees in Jammu as well as Srinagar and asked them to vacate their accommodations within 21 days.
However, the employ


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Youth shot dead in Valley; act of gang rivalry: police

Srinagar: A youth was shot dead at Nawakadal area of Srinagar in an act of ‘gang rivalry’, police said on Tuesday.
The youth Mehran Ali Sheikh son of Shabir Ahmad was fired upon outside his home at Bulbul Lanker Nawakadal, officials said.
In this incident, Mehran sustained grievous bullet injuries and was shifted to SMHS hospital for the treatment. However, he succumbed to his injuries.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021RDD official held in graft case

DODA: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday said that they have trapped and arrested Arshad Amin, a Junior Engineer of Rural Development Department, Doda for accepting a bribe.
A complaint was received that one Asif Ahmad Chandel BDO Changa, Mansoor Ahmad Gram Rozgar Sewak (GRS), Block Changa and JE Arshad Amin are not releasing his final payments against which the complainant has finalized pu


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Udhampur bags Kayakalp Award

Jammu: The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir today declared awards under “Kayakalp 2020-21”, an initiative for awards to all public health facilities.
Pertinently, Kayakalp awards encourage every public health facility in the country to work towards standards of excellence to help facilities stay clean and hygienic.
While giving details, Mission Director NHM, J&K, Yasin Choudhary, informed t


Wednesday, July 28, 2021MHA for CCTVs in all police stations

New Delhi: The central investigative agencies have been "requested" to install CCTV cameras on their office premises as directed by the Supreme Court, the government told Parliament on Tuesday.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said the Centre also issued an advisory to the states and Union territories on July 8 for installing CCT


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Masoodi meets Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: National Conference (NC) Member of Parliament from Anantnag Justice (Retd.) Hasnain Masoodi on Tuesday brought the impasse that has hit the construction of the AIIMS facility at Awantipura to the notice of Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, impressing upon him to sort out the issue so that the huge populace of entire south Kashmir is able to avail the facility as soon as possible.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Opp not letting Parliament to run: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked BJP MPs on Tuesday to expose the opposition parties as the government is ready for a discussion but they are not letting Parliament to function, sources said.
Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi told the lawmakers to mark 75 years of the country's independence by organising programmes in every village of their constituencies, Ministe


Wednesday, July 28, 20212600 flats for Kashmiri Pandits employees

SRINAGAR: The Administrative Council (AC), which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the transfer of 278 kanal land in five districts to the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction for construction of 2600 flats as transit accommodation for Kashmiri Migrant employees under the Prime Minister’s Development Package, 2015. Th


Wednesday, July 28, 2021LG Sinha hosts banquet for President

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday hosted a banquet for President Ram Nath Kovind and his family at the Raj Bhavan here, officials said.
Apart from the LG, his advisors and senior officials of the Army, police and civil administration were present at the banquet hosted in the honour of the President who is on a four-day visit to the Union territory, the offici


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Alleged corruption in Revenue Deptt sparks stir, probe ensured

Kathua : Scores of people on Sunday blocked road to lodge protest against the alleged corrupt practices adopted by Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar in Chhan Rorian area of district Kathua.
“In absence any support from the administration to eradicate alleged corruption to ensure smooth revenue works, the people staged resort to stage protest and block National Highway, which hampered vehicular traf


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Suspension of judge revoked, 2 transferred

Jammu: The High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh has revoked the suspension order of Civil Judge Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone, who was suspended by the Court earlier after a written complaint was filed against him by the Bar Association, Uri. Moreover, the court has also transferred two Sessions Judges.
Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone, who was serving as sub-judge Uri, was suspended on December 31, 2020, after B


Tuesday, July 27, 2021J&K Special Tribunal asks SMC to restore water body

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Special Tribunal has directed Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to work along with other concerned departments to retrieve and restore the Doodhganga water body to its original position.
The directions were passed in wake of the illegal construction that is coming up at irrigation Khul at Toiba Colony-Nadrigund Peerbagh, Srinagar.
The News Now last week had ca


Tuesday, July 27, 2021102 new cases, 1 more death

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 102 fresh coronavirus cases and one death, taking the number of infections and fatalities to 3,20,759 and 4,375 respectively, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 20 were from the Jammu division and 82 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.
Srinagar recorded the highest number of cases at 4, followed by 13 in Baramulla district.


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Heavy rain lashes Jammu

Jammu: Heavy rains lashed in the Jammu region early morning on Monday thus waterlogging roads and causing trouble to commuters.
However, MeT have also issued warning and forecast fresh spell of rains in next few days.
Rainwater gushed inside the houses in many low lying areas of Jammu city.
Police have also advised people to avoid travel on Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to inclement weat


Tuesday, July 27, 2021IPS badge soon for 28 top cops; 27 from 1990 batch to get SP rank

‘Names of 62 JKPS officers recommended to UPSC for induction’

Jammu: As many as 28 senior officers set to get IPS badge and 27 from the batch of 1990, awaiting promotions since long, will shortly be promoted as Superintendent of Police.
According to official sources, decks are cleared for induction of 28 officers of Jammu and Kashmir Police into Indian Police Services (IPS) and the committee in this regard is scheduled to meet on July 29.
They further rev


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Court frames terror charges against Parra

Srinagar: A special court has framed terror charges against Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, a senior PDP leader and close aide of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, based on a police charge sheet claiming that he was an asset for Pakistan-based terror groups and that his 13-year journey as a journalist and politician from 2007 was a "saga of subterfuge, deceit and double-dealing".


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Ultra killed, cop hurt in 2 attacks in valley

27 militants killed in 13 encounters this month

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces and a cop was injured in two separate attacks in valley.
As per reports, a police constable was injured on Monday in a militant attack on the residence of a protected person in Baramulla district while a militant was gunned down in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
Security forces launched a cordon


Tuesday, July 27, 20214 of family feared dead among 5 in road mishaps

RAMBAN: Five persons including four of a family are feared killed and 12 injured in two separate road accidents in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Senior Superintendent of Police Ramban, P D Nitya said that an information was received that one Swift Car, driven by Rakesh Kumar of Paloura, Jammu along with his wife Asha Rani and sons, Sachit Bhagat and Mehul Bhagat, travelling from Srinagar


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Bad weather cancels president’s Drass visit

Srinagar: Bad weather on Monday forced the cancellation of President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Drass in Ladakh to pay homage to martyrs on the 22nd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, officials said here.
It is for the second time in three years that the President could not fly to Drass for the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations.
Officials said the President's flight could not take off to Dras


Tuesday, July 27, 2021India pays tributes to war bravehearts

Kargil: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday led the nation in paying glowing tributes to the martyrs of 1999 Kargil War saying they have scripted "exceptional stories" of indomitable courage, bravery and sacrifice.
Kovind, who could not make it to the Kargil War Memorial in Drass due to bad weather, laid a wreath at the Dagger War Memorial in Baramulla district of neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Prez chairs Unified High Cmd meet; hails SFs for peace in J&K

Jammu: Lauding the role of security forces for maintaining the peace in Jammu and Kashmir while chairing a high level Unified High Command meet at Rajbhawan, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind stressed on maintaining close relations with the general public.
During the meeting, President Ram Nath Kovind was briefed about the security situation in the union territory.
Kovind, who is on a fou


Tuesday, July 27, 2021India logs 39,361 Cases in 24 Hours

New Delhi: India reported 39,361 fresh cases in the past 24 hours. Its active caseload stands at 4,11,189 and active cases constitute 1.31% of the total cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
According to MoHFW, the country has witnessed 3,05,79,106 so far as 35,968 patients recovered during the last 24 hours, and the recovery rate is presently at 97.35%. The weekl


Tuesday, July 27, 202157 Lakh people jabbed today

New Delhi: India has administered more than 57 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses on Monday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed.
With this, India's cumulative vaccination coverage has reached 44,10,57,103, as per the 7 pm provisional report today.
14,19,55,995 persons in the age group 18-44 years across 37 States/UTs have received their first dose and a total of 65,72,678 have received


Tuesday, July 27, 2021India to monitor Chinese activities

NEW DELHI: Along with the help of satellites and drones, Indian security forces are also creating a network of surveillance cameras and sensors to keep a close watch on the Chinese Army along the Line of Actual Control.
“A number of these new cameras and sensors have been deployed along the Line of Actual Control from Eastern Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh to keep a track of adversary’s activities.


Tuesday, July 27, 2021UK court declares Mallya bankrupt

New Delhi: The UK high court on Monday issued a bankruptcy order against the Indian businessman Vijay Mallya. The order will pave the way for a consortium of India banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) to pursue a worldwide freezing order on Mallya’s assets in a bid to seek the repayment of debts owed by the liquor baron’s now-defunct company Kingfisher Airlines.
“As at 15.42 [UK time], I


Monday, July 26, 2021#COVID || No weekend lockdown in J&K ; night curfew to remain in place

JAMMU: With significant decline in the spread of infection, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday decided to lift weekend curfew from all the districts while the nigh curfew will continue across the Union Territory.
“It was observed that as compared to the previous weeks, significant improvement has been made by all the districts in respect of the above parameters. However, there is a need


Monday, July 26, 2021No death for 2nd consecutive day

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 166 fresh cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, which took the infection tally to 3,20,657, while no death occurred in the last 24 hours.
Out of the fresh cases, 34 were from the Jammu division and 132 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.
The officials said Srinagar recorded the highest 66 cases, followed by 18 in Baramulla district.


Monday, July 26, 2021Over 58 Lakh jabbed so far

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir has seemingly overcome the hesitancy among the masses towards Covid-19 vaccination as over 58 Lakh jabs have been administered in a span of a few months.
J&K’s Health department, which oversees the vaccination drive, has revealed that over 2433296 jabs have been administered in the age group of 45-year and above while over 19 lakh jabs have been administered in the


Monday, July 26, 2021Pak trying to maintain supply to militants with drones: DGP

Srinagar: The improvised explosive device (IED) dropped using a drone along the Indo-Pak border on July 23 was meant for triggering at a crowded market in Jammu region, and it shows that Pakistan is maintaining its supply lines to various terror groups despite the February ceasefire agreement, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh said on Sunday.
Singh, a 1987-batch IPS officer, said terro


Monday, July 26, 2021Militant killed in encounter in Kashmir

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Munand area of the south Kashmir district on Sunday morning following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
As the forces were conducting searches in the area,


Monday, July 26, 2021Four IEDs recovered

Srinagar: Security forces on Sunday averted major attacks by recovering four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara.
Official sources said that following specific information, a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by 41 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and police in the Ladriwan area in Kupwara.
“During the CASO, security forces recovered four I


Monday, July 26, 2021Farooq Abdullah for result oriented Indo-Pak dialogue

'No follow-up results' after meeting with PM

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah Sunday called for a sustained and result-oriented Indo-Pak dialogue process, saying the two countries should realise they cannot win a war against each other.
Addressing party functionaries at two separate meetings at Laamad and Devsar in south Kashmir's Kulgam district, the Srinagar Lok Sabha MP asked both the countries to be consiste


Monday, July 26, 2021President Kovind arrives in Srinagar, will pay tributes to martyrs today

Jammu: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Sunday and will join the celebrations in view of Kargil Victory Day at War Memorial in Drass, Kargil district in Jammu and Kashmir on Moday .
Officials said that Kovind arrived at the Srinagar airport here at 11:15 am and was received by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and senior officers of the police and the civil administrati


Monday, July 26, 2021PM appeals people to salute war heroes

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the countrymen to salute the brave hearts of Kargil on July 26, when the nation will mark Kargil Vijay Diwas.
Hailing the Indian armed forces, the Prime Minister said that the Kargil war is a symbol of valour and discipline of our security forces which the entire world has witnessed. He said that India will celebrate this day as ‘Amrut Maho


Monday, July 26, 2021Lamps lit at memorial, epic battles recalled

Ladakh: The epic battles of Tololing, Tiger Hill and others were recalled and 559 lamps lit in a tribute to the martyrs at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass area of Ladakh as events to mark the 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas commenced on Sunday in the presence of top military officers, family members of the army personnel and others.
President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to visit Drass on Monday to pay


Monday, July 26, 2021CDS visits Dras sector

New Delhi: Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat visited the areas long the Line of Control in Dras sector of Kargil district on Sunday, a day before Kargil Vijay Diwas, to review the prevailing security situation and operational preparedness, an official statement said.
President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Dras on Monday on 22nd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas to pay homage to the indomitab


Monday, July 26, 20213.29 cr doses with states: GoI

New Delhi: More than 3.29 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states, union territories and private hospitals, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.
Over 45.37 crore vaccine doses have been provided to the states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 11,79,010 doses are in the pipeline, it said.
Of this, the total consumption, including wa


Monday, July 26, 2021India logs 39,742 cases

New Delhi: India recorded 39,742 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total tally of confirmed cases in the country to 3,13,71,901.
With 535 new fatalities registered in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,20,551 lakh, as per the data provided by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.
The top five states which registered maximum cases are Kerala with 18,531 cases, fol


Monday, July 26, 2021Militants snatch rifle from Cop

KULGAM: Terrorists have snatched an AK-47 rifle from a police constable in the Khudwani area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Police sources have informed that terrorists have snatched an AK-47 rifle from a police constable in Kulgam’s Khudwani area.
Further details are awaited.
Earlier today, it was reported that three terrorists are in hiding at a place in Kulgam, of which one had bee


Monday, July 26, 20219 killed in landslides

Himachal: Nine people were killed and three others injured in multiple landslides in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on Sunday, police said.
The landslides occurred near Batseri on Sangla-Chitkul road. The casualties occurred after heavy boulders fell on a tempo traveller carrying 11 people, according to news agency PTI.
The landslides also triggered a bridge collapse at Batseri in Sangla v


Sunday, July 25, 2021Army deploys counter-terrorism Division to tackle China in Ladakh

NEW DELHI: Seeking to tackle the Chinese forces, the Indian Army pulled out units engaged in counter-terrorism operations in the Northern Command area to deploy them along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Ladakh area some months ago.
The counter terrorism division was pulled out of operations from within the Northern Command area and deployed in the Ladakh sector many months ago.


Sunday, July 25, 2021President to arrive today

Jammu: President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh from July 25 to 28, a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Saturday.
On Monday, the President will pay homage to the indomitable courage and sacrifice of the Indian armed forces during the Kargil conflict in 1999 at the Kargil War Memorial Dras (Ladakh) on the 22nd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, it sa


Sunday, July 25, 2021CBI carries out search at 40 locations in J&K, Delhi

Jammu: The CBI on Saturday conducted searches at 40 locations in Jammu and Kashmir, and in the national capital in connection with cases related to alleged irregularities in the issuance of over 2.78 lakh arms licences to non-residents on forged documents during 2012-16, officials said.
The search operation was spread across Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur, Rajouri, Anantnag, Baramulla and Delhi at t


Sunday, July 25, 2021Govt mulls to revise textbook curriculum

Jammu: The government is mulling to bring revision in the curriculum of different classes by including the stories of local real heroes in the textbooks for the new generation.
As per the reports the states that the administration has said that it will bring out the revision in the syllabi of different classes in schools of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Bring out the revision in the curriculum of the di


Sunday, July 25, 2021Govt committed to fully implement FRA, says LG

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Manoj Sinha on Saturday said the UT administration is committed to fully implement the Forest Rights Act at the earliest to safeguard the interests of the communities dependent on forests.
Sinha was addressing a function after inaugurating the new boys hostel of the Faculty of Forestry but at an expenditure of Rs 5.30 crore.
He also lai


Sunday, July 25, 2021BSF lodges objection with Pak over drone activities in Jammu

Jammu: India on Saturday lodged a strong protest over drone activities by Pakistan authorities in Jammu areas during a sector commander-level meeting between the Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers, officials said.
The meeting was held at the request of Pakistan Rangers at the International Border (IB) in the Suchetgarh area and it was decided to re-energise instant communication betw


Sunday, July 25, 2021Three militants killed, jawan injured in encounter in valley

Srinagar: Three unidentified militants were killed while an Army jawan was injured in an encounter in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shokbaba forest in the Sumblar area of Bandipora in north Kashmir following inputs about the presence of militants there, they said.
The officials said as the forces were conducting s


Sunday, July 25, 2021India logs 39K fresh cases

New Delhi: India's tally of COVID-19 infections rose by 39,097 in a day to reach 3,13,32,159, while 546 more people succumbed to the viral disease during the same period taking the death toll to 4,20,016 on Saturday, according to Union Health Ministry data.
The number of active cases in the country has increased to 4,08,977, accounting for 1.34 per cent of the total caseload while the national C


Sunday, July 25, 202143 crore jabbed

New Delhi: India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has achieved the landmark milestone of 43 crore with nearly 46 lakh vaccine doses administered on Saturday, the Union health ministry said.
The 22,80,435 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 2,72,190 vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18-44 years on Saturday.
"India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination covera


Sunday, July 25, 2021GA Mir meets Sonia, Rahul

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Saturday called on Congress President and former Congress President in union capital and briefed them about the current situation in J&K.
As per the statement, JKPCC President also met senior party leaders and had a detailed discussion with them over the wide range of issues concerning people of J&K.


Sunday, July 25, 2021Soldier dies in mine blast

Jammu: A soldier died along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati (KG) sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Friday after accidentally stepping over a mine during a patrol, said a security officer. During monsoon, anti-personnel mines drift away from their place and pose a threat to soldiers on the LoC.
The deceased soldier has been identified as Sepoy Kamal Dev Vaidya, a native


Saturday, July 24, 2021Major tragedy averted as J&K police shoots down drone carrying 5kg IED

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir police averted a cross-border terror plot by shooting down a drone carrying improvised explosive device (IED) material weighing five kg in the border belt of Jammu district on Friday, officials said.
Following information about a drone flying over the border belt of Kanachak along the International Border (IB), a quick reaction team (QRT) of the police swung into act


Saturday, July 24, 2021Govt employee shot dead by militants

Srinagar: Militants on Friday shot dead a government employee in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Militants fired at and injured Javid Ahmad Malik near his residence in Lurgam area of Tral in south Kashmir district, a police official said.
He said Malik was shifted to Tral hospital, where he succumbed to injuries.
Malik was a government employee working in the Education Dep


Saturday, July 24, 2021Two LeT ultras killed in encounter in valley

Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a top commander of the outfit involved in several attacks, were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in the Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said on Friday.
A police spokesperson said the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore on Thursday, following


Saturday, July 24, 2021Over 2L cases pending in district courts of J&K

2261 cases pending in 7 fast track courts, 251277 disposed off, settled in Lok Adalats in last 5 yrs

Jammu: Although the courts across Jammu and Kashmir continued their judicial duties while following all the COVID protocols, but the pendency of cases in district courts of the Union Territory have swelled to more than 2 Lakh. Moreover, over 2000 cases pending in the seven fast track courts while 251277 cases were settled or disposed off in Lok Adalats in last five years across J&K .


Saturday, July 24, 2021LG inaugurates night flight ops

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday inaugurated the night flight operations at the Jammu airport.
The Lt Governor virtually flagged off the first late-night flight of Go Air from Jammu to Delhi to mark the occasion.
He acknowledged the support of central government and different agencies for coordination ensuring the fulfillment of various procedural and on-ground


Saturday, July 24, 2021Sanjeev Jain new VC of CU Jammu

JAMMU: Former Vice Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, Prof Sanjeev Jain is new Vice Chancellor of Central University of Jammu.
He replaced Prof Ashok Aima, whose five-year term ends in April 2020. The new Vice Chancellor could not be appointed due to the outbreak of COVID pandemic.
Prof Aima has been the VC of Central University of Jammu for more than six years. Mad


Saturday, July 24, 2021#COVID | All distts in Green Zone; LG sets 15L additional jab target

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday set a target for health department to vaccinate 15 lakh additional population in the union territory in the coming weeks, an official spokesperson said here.
He said the Lt Governor chaired the weekly review meetings with the members of Covid Task Force, Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPSs) and t


Saturday, July 24, 202163 new cases, 1 more death

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 63 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the total number of infected people to 3,20,403, while one new death took the toll to 4,374.
Out of the fresh cases, 33 were from the Jammu division and 30 from the Kashmir division of the union territory.
They said Pulwama and Reasi were the only two districts in the union territory to record double digit cases


Saturday, July 24, 20214th round of Sero-Survey 61.2 pc people in Pulwama distt developed antibodies

SRINAGAR: Over 61.2 per cent of the population above the age of 6 years and 81.1 per cent of health workers in Pulwama district have sero-prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
The findings of the sero-survey were revealed during the fourth round of the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) population-based sero survey.
The ICMR conducted the fourth round of National sero-survey for COVID-


Saturday, July 24, 2021Govt mulls digitization of Waqf Board properties

Jammu: Likewise in other parts of the country, the digitization of Waqf records is underway, Jammu and Kashmir Government may also plan to begin similar exercises soon aiming digitization of property under Waqf Board across the Union Territory.
Official sources said that the target of completing the digitization of all records of Waqf comprising accounts and properties, has already started in th


Saturday, July 24, 2021Centre ended dynastic rule in J&K, says BJP

Srinagar: The BJP on Friday said the Central government has ended dynastic rule in Jammu and Kashmir and the party will gain more seats in the assembly elections.
Addressing a party meeting in Srinagar, BJP national general secretary (organisation) B L Santosh alleged that the regional parties exploited the people over the past 70 years.
He urged BJP workers to work for progress and development


Saturday, July 24, 2021Turnaround in power sector helps to achieve sustainable supply: LG

Srinagar: The turnaround in the power transmission and distribution sector in the past one year in Jammu and Kashmir has helped in achieving reliable, quality, and sustainable electricity supply, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Friday as he dedicated seven power infrastructure projects worth Rs 10.11 crore to the public.
The new projects inaugurated by Sinha target four districts of the


Saturday, July 24, 2021Army Commander leads bike rally to Kargil

Srinagar: Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Y K Joshi on Friday led a 350-kilometre bike rally to the historic Kargil War Memorial in Drass area of Union Territory of Ladakh to commemorate the 22nd Vijay Diwas.
To commemorate the 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas, the Indian Army undertook two mega bike rallies, one from Udhampur and another from Leh, both traversing more than 1,000 kilometres ov


Saturday, July 24, 2021LS adjourned till Monday

NEW DELHI: Amid the ruckus created by the Opposition, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day on Friday.
Earlier, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon on the fourth day of the Monsoon session.
The Parliament resumed on Friday morning. However, as soon as the Houses convened the Opposition created a ruckus over the farmers’ agitation and Pegasus Project issue.
The Lok Sabha will now re


Saturday, July 24, 2021Ammunition recovered in Rajouri

Jammu: A boy on Friday recovered two radio sets and ammunition near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district and handed over them to the Army, officials said.
A young boy from Lamberi village residing along the border recovered two radio sets and one round of ammunition of AK-47 when he chanced upon a suspicious packet in his neighbourhood, a defence spokesman said.


Saturday, July 24, 2021Train service resume in KASHMIR

SRINAGAR: The train service was restored on Friday between Baramulla in north Kashmir and Banihal in Jammu division after remaining suspended for two days to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Official sources said that trains are plying normally on Budgam-Baramulla and Budgam-Banihal routes on Friday after remaining suspended for two days.
The decision to suspend the train service was taken keep


Saturday, July 24, 20212 KAS officers transferred

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government Friday posted Director General Youth Services and Sports , Dr Saleem ur Rehman as Director General Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization.
As per an order issued by the General Administration Department, Dr Rehman, who was holding the additional charge of the post of DG, Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization, will assume the charge on full time basis with imm


Friday, July 23, 2021Centre nods setting up of central varsity, multi-purpose infra dev corp for Ladakh

Jammu: The Centre on Thursday approved the establishment of a central university and an integrated multi-purpose infrastructure development corporation for Ladakh, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said will ensure all-round development of the newly-created UT and provide a range of opportunities to the dynamic youth there.
The decisions to set up the central university at a cost of Rs 750 cror


Friday, July 23, 2021Govt intends to make J&K paradise for investors: LG

Jammu: Asserting that huge investment opportunities available, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha that the government intends to take a leap forward in making the Union Territory an economic paradise for investors.
“In the post-pandemic era, business landscape is changing at a faster pace. Digital economy, evolving consumer behaviour, and enterprises agility are going to s


Friday, July 23, 2021J&K Prison Deptt on ‘crutches’ as police cadre officers handling operations in jails

Jammu: Thousands of unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir are eyeing to get absorbed in the government departments but contrary to that, the operations in the prisons across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, are being handled by the police cadre officers than specially trained jail staff due to crunch of officers and officers as no recruitment has been made in this sector for the past se


Friday, July 23, 2021Gunfight breaks out in Kashmir

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorist in Warpora of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thrusday.
Reports reaching that a joint team of Police, Army’s 22RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Warpora.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfig


Friday, July 23, 2021Amaranth yatra Chhari Mubarak to begin as per traditions, rituals today

Jammu: Amid the curbs imposed in the wake of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the mace of Lord Shiva- Chhari Mubarak' –which will be symbolic this year shall commence on July 24 with prayers at the historic temples of Srinagar.
As per the traditions, rituals including ‘Bhoomi-Pujan’, ‘Navgrah Pujan’ and ‘Dhawajarohan’ that mark the commencement of annual Chhari-Mubarak Yatra shall be performed at Paha


Friday, July 23, 2021#Covid || 19 districts record cases in single digit

84 fresh cases, 1 fatality

Jammu: The 19 districts of Jammu and Kashmir recorded cases in single digit while 84 new COVID-19 cases pushed the infection tally to 3,20,340, while one more fatality took the death toll to 4,373.
Of the new cases, 20 were from the Jammu division and 64 from the Kashmir division.
Srinagar with 31 new cases was the only district in the Union Territory to record cases in double digits, while thr


Friday, July 23, 2021Local joining militancy fall from 85 to 69 this year: DGP

Srinagar: Director General of Police of Jammu and Kashmir Dilbag Singh has said that though the number of local youths joining terror groups has fallen from 85 to 69 this year, the "unfortunate trend" continues to a certain extent and that more efforts from the society and agencies are needed to check it.
Singh highlighted the efforts of the police force to combat militancy and said Jammu and Ka


Friday, July 23, 20212 held in terror plot case of J&K

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency on Thursday arrested two members of Lashker-e-Mustafa (LeM) for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to commit terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir with an intention to threaten the sovereignty, integrity and security of India, an official said.
Mohammad Arman Ali, 20, and Mohammad Ehsanullah, 23, both residents of Bihar's Saran, were co-con


Friday, July 23, 2021Service of Vande Bharat resumed

Jammu: Indian Railways has restored the services of the Vande Bharat Express which operates between New Delhi and Katra.
The Vande Bharat Express departs from New Delhi at morning 6am and reaches Shri Vaishnodevi Katra at 2pm. This train reaches Katra after covering a total distance of 655 kms. In between, this train stops at Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana and Jammu Tawi stations. The fare of AC chair c


Friday, July 23, 2021Contractors demand payment even after ERA releases Rs 30 cr

Jammu: The Jammu & Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) caught in catch 22 situation after some contractors demanded payment for the construction works of Rs 3o crores, which was already released by the Union Territory’s premier agency.
Official sources told The News Now said that ERA had allotted Rs 30 crore-construction work of sewerage in Jammu to a Pu


Friday, July 23, 2021India, China to hold 12th round of talks

NEW DELHI: India and China are working out fresh dates for the 12th round of Corps Commander-level talks on the situation in eastern Ladakh, Indian Army sources said on Thursday.
China had earlier suggested holding military talks on July 26 but India asked Beijing to work out fresh dates as the Indian Army would be celebrating Kargil Vijay Diwas, they added.
The sources said further said that t


Friday, July 23, 2021President clears appointments of VCs

New Delhi: The President of India, visitor to central universities, has finalised the appointments of vice chancellors in 12 varsities including central of Jammu, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
As per the reports, former Vice Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, Prof Sanjeev Jain is front runner for the post of Vice Chancellor of Central University of Jammu


Friday, July 23, 2021Financial bids for AI next month

New Delhi: The government expects to receive financial bids for Air India Ltd by September 15, junior civil aviation minister V.K. Singh said on Thursday.
“The last date for the submission of EoI (expression of interest) was 14.12.2020. Multiple EoIs were received by the transaction adviser (EY),” Singh said in a written response to queries in Parliament.
He said the request for proposal along


Friday, July 23, 2021India reports 41,383 cases

India on Thursday recorded 41,383 new cases and 507 more deaths due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the caseload and death toll to 31,257,720 and 418,987 respectively, according to the Union health ministry’s update at 8am. As many as 38,652 people recovered in the 24-hour time span, taking the cumulative count of recoveries to 30,429,339, the data showed. The active cases stand at


Friday, July 23, 2021Suspects spotted

Jammu: A search operation has been launched in the Jogwan area near border in Palanwala, Akhnoor after three suspects were spotted over there . Army and police are searching the entire area, till last reports poured in
Police were informed on behalf of the local people that late night there was infiltration in Palanwala Chhamb sector. They informed police that three people with weapons were r