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Sunday, January 29, 2023J&K’s improvement on SDGs recognized by NITI Ayog, other agencies, says Sinha

‘Upcoming G20 meeting in May, beginning of turnaround’

Jammu: Asserting that Jammu and Kashmir is scaling the ladder of progress from last couple of years, the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday said that Union Territory’s achievement on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognized by National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) ayog and other central agencies.
Sharing the changing scenario of the UT of J&K, the Lt Governor said, “


Sunday, January 29, 2023Ladakh Admn asks Sonam Wangchuk to sign bond to remain silent, curtails his movements

‘I’m worse than house arrest; admin failed in 3 yrs’: Ladakhi innovator

Jammu, January 28: In a surprising move, the UT administration of Ladakh has asked Sonam Wangchuk, the Magsaysay Award recipient observing five-day fast demanding Ladakh’s inclusion in the Sixth Schedule of the India Constitution, to sign a bond promising that he would not make any statements or participate in any public gatherings over recent happenings in Leh for at-least a month.
Wangchuk, an


Sunday, January 29, 2023Pak raking up IWT violation without any reason: Jitendra

Jammu: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said Pakistan is habitual of making unnecessary noises alleging violations of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), even though there has been none and India has always stood by its end of the pact.
The statement of the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's office comes on the heels of India issuing a notice to Pakistan seeking a review and modificat


Sunday, January 29, 20234 of family found dead

Banihal : A couple and their two daughters were found deadSaturday inside their house in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir in a case of suspected asphyxiation, officials said.
According to Ramban Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Mohita Sharma, the family is suspected of having died of asphyxiation and having been lying inside the house for the past two days.
The deceased have been


Sunday, January 29, 2023Court orders attachment of Hurriyat’s office in Srinagar

Jammu: A Delhi Court has ordered attachment of office of All Parties Hurriyat Conference at Raj Bagh, Srinagar.
In an order, a copy, Shaliender Malik, Additional Sessions Judge, New Delhi district, said the immoveable property i.e. building office of All Parties Hurriyat Conference is ordered to be attached.
The Court said that the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act-1967 does not in any manner


Sunday, January 29, 2023Govt retrieves 15-Kanal orchard from Ex- minister

SRINAGAR, Jan 28: The authorities on Saturday said it retrieved about 15 kanals of land illegally occupied by former Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu during the ongoing eviction drive in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Quoting an official, that around 100 Kanals of land which was illegally occupied was retrieved today.
He said among these 100 Kanals of land, 15 Kanals high value orchard land was


Sunday, January 29, 2023Union minister, Farooq join prayers for fallen jawans

Jammu: Union Minister Jitendra Singh and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday separately joined a special prayer organized for fallen police and security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.
Abdullah was the first to reach the venue of the 39th 'AtiMaha Vishnu Yagya', being solemnized by Sant Bal Yogeshwar Das Maharaj in the premises of Jagan Nath temple at Budhw


Sunday, January 29, 2023Bharat Jodo Yatra enters last lap in Kashmir, Priyanka Gandhi, Mehbooba join march

Rahul Gandhi pays tributes to CRPF jawans killed in Pulwama terror attack

Pulwama :The Congress' Bharat Jodo Yatra Saturday entered its last lap as the Rahul Gandhi-led march was joined by his sister Priyanaka Gandhi Vadra and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, who termed the initiative "a breath of fresh air".
Rahul Gandhi resumed his walk from Chursoo in south Kashmir's Awantipora at 9.20 am, a day after cancelling the march in Anantnag after his party alleged that police ar


Sunday, January 29, 2023Jan 30 rallynot related to 2024 LS polls: Ramesh

Srinagar: The Congress' rally in Kashmir on January 30 after the Bharat Jodo Yatra ends is "not a coalition building exercise" or to build a platform for the 2024 general elections, party general secretary Jairam Ramesh said.
To a question at a press conference on whether some opposition leaders such as that of the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, and Trinamool Congress not attending the ev


Sunday, January 29, 2023'Pathaan' emerges 1st film in 33 yrs to have houseful shows in Kashmir

Srinagar: People of Kashmir are queuing up to watch Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Pathaan", making it the first film to have houseful shows in 33 years in the Valley.
The cinema halls reopened in Kashmir last year after being shut for three decades due to threats and attacks by militants.
Vikas Dhar, owner of Kashmir's only multiplex theatre, said all the shows of the spy thriller were houseful on th


Sunday, January 29, 20231,325 trekkers brave inhospitable conditions for Chadar trek in Ladakh

Jammu: Sixty-two foreigners were among 1,325 trekkers who braved inhospitable conditions to trek the frozen Zanskar river at a height of 11,150 feet in the Union Territory of Ladakh, officials said.
The Chadar trek or the Zanskar gorge trek is a winter trail over the frozen Zanskar river.
The 100-kilometre trail reopened this year after a two-year pandemic-induced break. It started on January 8


Sunday, January 29, 2023Sukhoi, Mirage collide in mid-air; one pilot dead

Bhopal: A pilot was killed while two others managed to eject to safety after a rare mid-air collision is believed to have occurred between two fighter jets on Saturday during a routine training exercise.
The accident involved a a Sukhoi Su-30 and a Mirage 2000, leading to the death of Wing Commander Hanumanth Rao Sarathi who was piloting the latter.
As per reports, the fighter jets crashed dur


Sunday, January 29, 2023Govt reconstitutes Board of J&KCL

Jammu: The government on Saturday reconstituted Board of Directors of Jammu & Kashmir Cements Limited.
“In supersession of all previous orders on the subject and in terms of Article 77(c) of the Articles of Association (AoA) of the Corporation, sanction is hereby accorded to the re-constitution of the Board of Directors of Jammu & Kashmir Cements Limited….,” read a government order.
Rajeev Rai


Sunday, January 29, 2023Police rescues foreign tourist

Srinagar: A Norwegian man, who was reported missing while skiing in Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg resort, was rescued by the police on Saturday, officials said.
"Police today rescued a foreign tourist -- OeyvindAamot of Norway -- who lost his track while skiing and got stuck in the forests of Drung," a police spokesperson said.
Aamot had arrived at Gulmarg on Saturday morning and gone for skiing,


Sunday, January 29, 2023MeT predicts snowfall, rain

Srinagar: As Chillaikalan', the 40-day period of harsh winter, nears end the weather department has predicted heavy snow on Monday and also issued yellow alert warning for Jammu and Kashmir. The Chillaikalan comes to an end on January 30.
The meteorological department has forecast widespread, moderate snow and rain in Jammu with heavy snowfall in Pir Panchal, south Kashmir and Doda Kishtwar belt


Sunday, January 29, 202311 detained for security breach

Jammu: Nearly one dozen labourers have been detained for allegedly capturing pictures of vital installations in Arnia area here in the city outskirts.
Confirming the detention, police sources on Saturday said that Army troops last evening detained 11 labourers from bordering Arnia belt, who were allegedly clicking photographs of some vital installations in the area.
"They were taken into custod


Saturday, January 28, 2023We will avenge every drop of blood, tears in J&K: LG

‘SF intensified attacks on ecosystem of terrorism, G-20 meet in UT‘message to enemies of humanity’

Jammu: "Every drop of blood and tears" shed in Jammu and Kashmir due to the barbaric killings of innocents at the behest of the neighbouring country will be avenged, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Thursday.
In his address at the Republic Day function here, he also said that sustained efforts of security agencies have resulted in a marked decrease in terror incidents
and that security f


Saturday, January 28, 2023Opp vs BJP: Political slugfest over ‘lapses’ in Rahul Gandhi’s security during BJY

Congress claims, ‘security arrangements completely collapsed’; petty, cheap politics of Cong, alleges BJP; J&K govt denies security breach

Jammu: The alleged lapses in the security of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s during the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) has caused a massive political storm across the nation, with the BJP and the opposition parties trading barbs over the issue.
While the Congress party accused the Centre of compromising the security of Rahul Gandhi, the BJP rejected as “baseless” allegation of the Congress leade


Saturday, January 28, 2023Will not discuss Art 370: Ramesh

Khanabal: The ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra will not discuss political issues of Jammu and Kashmir such as the abrogation of Article 370 and the Gupkar Alliance as there will be other opportunities to raise those, the Congress said on Friday.
"There are many political issues in J-K, but we will not discuss those issues during the yatra as the yatra is highlighting the dangers in front of the country


Saturday, January 28, 2023Priyanka to Join today

Khanabal: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to join the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Kashmir on Saturday, the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Vikar Rasool Wani said.
Speaking at a press conference here on Friday, Rasool noted that the Yatra will start from Chursu in Awantipora area on Saturday, and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti along with a number of women will participate in


Saturday, January 28, 2023Revenue Court cancelmutations of over 45 Kanals state land in Jammu

Orders disciplinary action against tainted officials

Jammu: Amid retrieval drive of state land given under Roshni Act across Jammu and Kashmir, the Court of Financial Commissioner of Revenue, has cancelled the mutation of state land measuring 45 Kanals 8 Maralas at Channi Rama in Jammu.
The order came amid ongoing drive to retrieve state lands, the FC Revenue ShaleenKabra’s order copy in possession of The News Now reads that
the mutations of st


Saturday, January 28, 2023J&K revamps FDA, LG Sinha led agency to supervise GIM in J&K

Jammu: For effective planning, implementation, and monitoring of the National Mission for Green India (GIM) in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union territory government has revamped Forest Development Agency(FDA) which shall be led by Lieutenant Governor J&K. The government also accorded sanction to UT Steering Committee and District Steering Committees.
The general administration department in its orde


Saturday, January 28, 2023Commercial complex of Ex-minister demolished

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday demolished a commercial structure in the Shopian district belonging to a former minister.
The Shopian district administration said 17 hectares of land have been freed from influential encroachers as part of an anti-encroachment drive.
"A commercial structure belonging to an ex-minister of social welfare was demolished as part of our anti-


Saturday, January 28, 202315 years of service not necessary for Municipal Comm’s post in J&K: Govt

SRINAGAR: For the appointment of the Municipal Commissioner in Jammu and Srinagar, the government has ordered amendments in Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Corporation Act.
As per the amendments, the government may appoint any suitable officer as Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, irrespective of his service experience, for the smooth functioning of the Corporation.
The amendments have been


Saturday, January 28, 2023PPCPA cell to oversee Centre’s projects in J&K

Admin issues rules, CS led panel to approve departmental projects

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday constituted Public Private Partnership cum Project Appraisal Cell (PPCPA) and Steering Committee to oversee the implementation of Government of India’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in union territory.
As per an order issued by the General Administration Department, the Chief Secretary led panel framed to approve the departmental proj


Saturday, January 28, 2023Vaishno Devi shrine sets up network of over 700 cameras

Jammu: The cave shrine of Vaishno Devi atop Trikuta hills in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district has put in place e-surveillance through a dedicated CCTV network of over 700 cameras, officials said on Friday.
A record of over 91.25 lakh devotees paid obeisance at the shrine in 2022, the highest in the past nine years, they said.
"Safety and security of pilgrims is the top priority of shrine boar


Saturday, January 28, 2023Govt orders creation of 1083 teacher posts for UT Ladakh

Srinagar: The government of Jammu and Kashmir Friday ordered for creation of 1083 posts of teacher Grade-II and III for Ladakh besides it also approved the creation of 104 gazetted and 382 non-gazetted posts for transfer to Union Territory.
In an order, the General Administration Department (GAD) has said that the posts were created and transferred to Ladakh in apportionment of assets, liabiliti


Saturday, January 28, 2023Opposition ‘alliance’ under BJY banner a temporary euphoria…!

Will Cong translate ‘new found unity’ into anti BJP consolidation force …..?

Jammu: In what it looks like BJP versus other political parties, a political momentum is seen in the UT of J&K with a sizable number of organisations extending support for Bharat Jodo Yatra, besides NC and PDP. Will this ‘new found unity’ of opposition translate into consolidation as anti BJP ‘alliance’ and continue beyond the yatra remains a significant moot point as many are looking at it as o


Saturday, January 28, 2023Strengthening inner capabilities relieves exam stress: PM Modi to Jammu student

Jammu: Mentioning that competition among students as a stress-inducing factor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested that students should live and learn from themselves and their surroundings while strengthening their inner capabilities.
“One exam is not the end of life and overthinking about the results should not become a thing of everyday life,” PM said addressing the questions from Nidah,


Saturday, January 28, 20237 cities in J&K get 5G

Jammu: Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Friday announced the launch of its 5G services in Samba, Kathua, Udhampur, Akhnoor, Kupwara, Lakhanpur and Khour.
In a statement, Airtel said its 5G services will be available to customers in a phased manner as the company continues to construct its network and complete the rollout.
"Samba, Kathua, Udhampur, Akhnoor, Kupwara, Lakhanpur and Khour get ultr


Saturday, January 28, 2023Grenade found near House of ex-MLA

Jammu: A grenade was found near the home of a former legislator in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday evening, his son said.
Last Friday night, an explosion was reported at his house in Lasana village of Surankote tehsil. His family had a narrow escape as splinters pierced the ceiling of several rooms.
"I had gone for a condolence meet when I received a call from home that a grena


Saturday, January 28, 2023Patwari held in graft case

SRINAGAR: The Anti Corruption Bureau on Friday said it caught a Patwari red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. Quoting an official, that Tariq Ahmad Shah, posted as Patwari Halqa, Hathbura, Ganderbal was caught red handed by sleuths of ACB of CBI Srinagar in a well laid trap while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 50,000 from a complainant.
He s


Thursday, January 26, 2023Govt’s VIP demolition drive begins with Sagar’s house

Family calls it ‘illegal’, part of political blackmail against NC’

Ahmed Ali Fayyaz
Jammu: Authorities have started the Government’s campaign to retrieve State and community lands from illegal possession of ‘powerful persons’ with the demolition of the senior National Conference (NC) leader and former Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar’s two-storey outhouse at Humhama in the Budgam district on Wednesday.
According to eyewitnesses, demolition squads of the Srinagar Mu


Thursday, January 26, 2023J&K Police bag 38 president medals

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police bagged 38 President Medals including two President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service, 11 Police Medal for Meritorious Service and 25 Police Medal for Gallantry.
Danesh Rana, ADGP (Coordination), PHQ, and Vijay Kumar,ADGP, Kashmir Zone, Srinagar, have been awarded the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, while Police Medal for Gallantry ha


Thursday, January 26, 2023Govt okays 50 % of proposed formula of property tax in J&K

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has cleared the proposal for imposing property tax in Jammu and Kashmir but only 50 per cent of the proposed Taxable Annual Value.
“Taxable Annual Value is a combination of MTF, LVF, ARF, CTF, AGF, OSF and FF. MTF is the municipality Type Factor, LVF is the land Value Factor, ARF is Area Factor, FF is Floor Factor, CTF is Construction Type Factor, AGF is t


Thursday, January 26, 2023Rain of awards in J&K, as usual

2 get Padma awards, JKP Cop Rohit Kumar awarded Kirti Chakra, Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh awarded Shaurya Chakra posthumously

Jammu: Continuing a tradition, many people from Jammu and Kashmir including police personnel and other prominent people have been awarded with Kirti Chakra and Padma awards respectively.
Three people including two from Jammu and Kashmir and one from Union Territory of Ladakh have been selected for Padma awards 2032.
As per the official hand out of Ministry of Home Affairs, Mohan Singh for


Thursday, January 26, 2023Govt enhances annuity grant

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday enhanced the annuity grant in favour of gallantry awardees residing in the Union Territory, officials said.
The decision was taken by the Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, they said.
The proposal to enhance the grant to the existing gallantry awardees was made in order to


Thursday, January 26, 2023Efforts on speed up economic devp: LG

Jammu: Asserting that 75,000 youth were provided with entrepreneurship opportunities during the Jan-Abhiyan programme in Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.
The administration has taken many steps to create supportive infrastructure, schemes and policies to speed up the economic development of the Union Territory, he said and saluted the hard work of all the you


Thursday, January 26, 2023CBI conduct raids in Kathua

Jammu: The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI, today conducted a raid in 8.32 crore loan fraud case, here in Kathua’s Industrial area at Mehroli in Hatli Morh.
“CBI Jammu raided the premises of JK textile park industrial estate regarding a fraud case”, said a police officer.
Official sources said that the similar raid was also conducted in Hoshiarpur. Sharing details, a police officer said t


Thursday, January 26, 2023J&K freezes boundaries of administrative units

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered the freezing of boundaries of all administrative units, including districts and tehsils, in the Union Territory till the completion of the Census 2021, officials said.
The step is aimed to pave the way for the process of conducting of the Census in J-K, they said.
"In exercise of the power conferred by clause (iv) of rule 8 of the Census R


Wednesday, January 25, 2023'Armed forces need not show proof': Rahul on Digvijaya Singh's remarks on surgical strikes

‘J&K going through difficult phase, Cong wants early restoration of statehood’

Jammu: Snubbing Digvijaya Singh for questioning surgical strikes, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday termed his comments "ridiculous" and said the armed forces are doing their job "exceptionally well" and do not need to give any proof.
Gandhi, who faced a volley of questions from the media on Singh's remarks on surgical strikes and the Pulwama terror attack, said he and the party completely


Wednesday, January 25, 2023‘Narrative changed across country’

Jammu: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said his Bharat Jodo Yatra has achieved success in "changing the narrative" in the country and brought crores of people together to denounce hatred and spread the message of love.
He alleged that the BJP and the RSS have created an atmosphere of hatred in the country and said suppressing or frightening people cannot stop the truth from coming out.


Wednesday, January 25, 2023Urmila among others join BJY

Jammu: Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar was among several prominent persons joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra which entered Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district after starting from the garrison town of Nagrota on Tuesday morning.
The yatra was carried out in two legs to complete its target for the 130th day and reached Ramban along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway


Wednesday, January 25, 2023Ladakh delegation discusses statehood

Jammu: A delegation from the Union Territory of Ladakh on Tuesday met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi here and discussed several issues with him, including its demand for statehood for the region.
It also raised the issue of safeguards under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution for Ladakh.
The 65-member delegation comprised members of the Leh Apex Body, the Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) and p


Wednesday, January 25, 2023PMRBP: PM lauds J&K’s Hanaya Nisar

Jammu: Asserting that the government is committed for popularising sports, Prime Minister Narenda Modi on Tuesday lauded Jammu and Kashmir’s Hanya Nisar for wining Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar for her Her outstanding performance in World SQAY Martial Arts.

Hanaya Nisar awarded in the sports category. She has been an SQAY martial arts player for the last seven years. She r


Wednesday, January 25, 2023J&K government to submit proposals to centre

Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir government is likely to submit budget proposals of the Union Territory for 2023-24 to the Government of India in the next week.
Sources disclosed that the UT administration has finalized the budget proposals for 2023-24 and revised estimates for 2022-23 and would submit them to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in the next week.
“The proposals would be submitted t


Wednesday, January 25, 2023Terror recruitment module busted

Srinagar: Security forces have busted a terrorist recruitment module in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir being run by Pakistani handlers through social media, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
"Five youths, including two juveniles, were rescued from terror folds, counselled and handed over to their parents in the Pattan area of Baramulla district," Senior Superintendent of Poli


Wednesday, January 25, 2023H&ME’s initiated inquiry against alleged private practice by doctors

SRINAGAR: Allegations have been levelled against doctors at Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department for violating Standard Treatment Guidelines, which has prompted the health department to constitute an inquiry committee.
Reports suggest that several doctors despite the ban, continue to do private practice across Jammu and Kashmir which had led to various problems at government hospitals.


Wednesday, January 25, 2023Republic Day Awards for ASHA, PMU by NHM

Ineligible Block Accounts Manager Gandhi Nagar Hospital appeared on the list

Jammu:Without the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Jammu’s recommendations and not eligible for the awards being conferred by the Directorate of National Health Mission (NHM) ASHAs, ASHA, and PMU for their performance on Republic Day, the name of Block Accounts Manager (BAM), Gandhi Nagar Hospital Jammu appeared in the final list forwarded to the Deputy Commissioners.
The Directorate of NHM had soug


Wednesday, January 25, 2023DGP for using tech to tackle terror activities

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh on Tuesday reviewed the security situation in Rajouri and stressed the need to utilise modern technology and human intelligence to monitor the movements of suspects to prevent anti-peace incidents.
The Rajouri district has been witnessing increased terrorist incidents, including the twin terror attacks in which seven minority community persons were kille


Wednesday, January 25, 2023J&K to demarcate forest land to protect from encroachers

Jammu: With an objective to protect land from encroachers, the Jammu and Kashmir has set the process in motion for digitalization of all forest boundaries with latest technology including CORS and GIS.
“The government will be soon constituted joint teams comprising officers from Revenue, Forest, Tourism, RDD, PRI representatives and other stakeholders concerned to facilitate digitalization of a


Wednesday, January 25, 2023BJY: Politics over KPs takes center-stage, Opposition targets BJP for using Pandits as ‘political weapon’

Rahul Gandhi launches frontal attack, Mehbooba joins chores; BJP yet to counter Oppn charges

Jammu, January 24: Politics over the “plights” of displaced Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) have taken center-stage since the Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY), being undertaken by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, entered Jammu and Kashmir on January 19—the day when around 3.5 lakh KPs were driven out of Valley due to killings and terror by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists in 1990.
Opposition parties, including Congress


Wednesday, January 25, 2023Min temp remains below freezing point at in Valley

Srinagar: The minimum temperature stayed several degrees below the freezing point across Kashmir, with Gulmarg recording a bone-chilling minus 9 degrees Celsius, officials said on Tuesday.
In Srinagar, the minimum temperature settled at a low of minus 2.3 degrees Celsius. Qazigund, the gateway to the Valley, registered a low of minus 0.6 degrees Celsius, officials said.
Kokernag in south Kashmi


Wednesday, January 25, 2023Long tailed Duck 'Clangula Hyemalis' sighted in Wular Lake after 84-years

Srinagar: After a long gap of 84-years, a rare specie of long tailed Duck 'Clangula Hyemalis' has been sighted in the Wular Lake in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, much to the delight of Ornithologists, nature lovers and bird watchers.
The rare duck specie found in European and American continents has been assessed as highly vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Na


Wednesday, January 25, 2023SED terminates teacher in Kashmir

Srinagar: School Education Department Kashmir has terminated the services of a teacher who had managed to get entry into the department 13 years ago by producing fake appointment orders.
Quoting an order, that chief education officer Srinagar in a letter in November 2022 has reported that the service book of a ‘imposter’ working as teacher in government school reveal an entry to the effect that


Wednesday, January 25, 2023Government transfers 2 JKAS officers

Jammu: The government on Tuesday ordered the transfer of two JKAs officers in the interest of administration with immediate effect.
According to a government order, Hitesh Gupta, JKAS, Joint Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Jammu, holding additional charge of Additional Chief Executive Officer, Smart City, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to the Government


Tuesday, January 24, 2023Cong will use its full power to get statehood for J&K: Rahul Gandhi

‘KPs facing injustice, LG should apologise to them for his comments’

Jammu: The demand for statehood is Jammu and Kashmir's biggest issue and the Congress will use "our full power" to get it reinstated, party MP Rahul Gandhi said on Monday as his Bharat Jodo Yatra arrived here to a grand welcome.
Gandhi, who met a cross section of people from Jammu and Kashmir during his yatra, said J&K has the highest level of unemployment in the country.
"The Congress party wi


Tuesday, January 24, 2023BJP-Cong spar over Digvijay's comment on surgical strike

Jammu: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday questioned the surgical strikes and accused the government of peddling lies, drawing furious reaction from the BJP which said the opposition party was blinded by its "hate" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has "insulted" armed forces.
Addressing a public meeting during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh alleged that the governme


Tuesday, January 24, 2023What will Goyal enquiry find in IMPA faculty appointments?

Govt order makes no mention of ministerial cadre appointments of 2016

Jammu: The Union Territory Government has on Monday ordered a high level and time-bound enquiry into the appointment of faculty members of the Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPA).
The Government Order No: 85-JK (GAD) of 2023 Dated: 23-01-2023, issued by Secretary General Administration Department (GAD), said that a four-member panel woul


Tuesday, January 24, 2023Security beefed up in Kashmir

Srinagar: Security has been tightened in Kashmir ahead of Republic Day celebrations with police and other security personnel carrying out sanitisation and area domination exercises here, officials said on Monday
Police and CRPF personnel conducted random checking of vehicles at various places in the city to thwart the movement of subversive elements, they said.
The officials said the security h


Tuesday, January 24, 2023CBI Court 'closes' JKLF chief's rightto cross-examine witness

Jammu: A special court in Jammu on Monday "closed" banned JKLF chief Yasin Malik's right to cross-examine a prime witness in a 1990 case related to the killing of four IAF personnel after he refused to do so through video conference, a lawyer said.
Malik, who is in Delhi's Tihar Jail after being convicted in a terror funding case and has been demanding that he be allowed to cross-examine witness


Tuesday, January 24, 2023LG for building system to empower girl child

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday urged everyone to step forward and help in empowering the girl child in every possible way in a message on National Girl Child Day.
“If a girl child is empowered, the prosperity of the society is certain. We must proactively build a system to empower the girl child through quality education and thereby raising their capacity to c


Tuesday, January 24, 2023DSE-K to initiate criminal proceedings against teacher

SRINAGAR: A criminal proceeding is to be initiated against a teacher in Kashmir by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSE-K) for submitting a fake posting order.
The Chief Education Officer Srinagar vide letter No. CEO/Sgr/106/12866-67 dated 22-11-2022 has reported that, "the service book of Hilal Ahmad Sheikh of Trappy Beerwah district Budgam working as teacher in Boys High School Bar


Tuesday, January 24, 2023Counter-strategy being chalked out to tackle terror threat: Jitendra

Jammu: Following terror attacks in different parts of Jammu region that left seven people dead and several injured this month, Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said a counter-strategy is being worked out to tackle the threat.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of BJP's state working committee meeting in Kathua district, Singh assured of decisive action against the perpetrators of the t


Tuesday, January 24, 2023Ladakh activist Sonam Wangchuk to sit on ‘Climate fast’ at -40 degrees

Jammu: Sonam Wangchuk, the Social reformist from Ladakh whose life story inspired the Bollywood film 3 Idiots, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ensuring the safety and protection of Ladakh as studies suggested the extinction of nearly 2/3rd of the glaciers in the Union Territory.
Wangchuk said that he will sit on a 5 day ‘Climate Fast’ from 26 January at Khardungla pass at 18000ft at -


Tuesday, January 24, 2023PM names 21 islands after decorated soldiers

‘Virtually unveiled model memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’

Port Blair: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday virtually unveiled the model of a proposed memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, to be set up in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and said it will infuse feelings of patriotism among people.
Modi, on the occasion of Netaji's 126th birth anniversary, also named 21 islands of the Union Territory after Param Vir Chakra awardees.
"Today, it


Tuesday, January 24, 2023J&K’s Hanaya Nisar receives PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

Jammu: Hanaya Nisar of Jammu and Kashmir has received Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2023 in the sports category by President DroupadiMurmu.
Hanaya Nisar has been an SQAY martial arts player for the last seven years. She represented India in the 3rd World SQAY Martial Arts Championship at Chingju, South Korea (October, 2018) at the tender age of 12 years and bagged a gold medal.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023U-Win launched

Jammu: After success of eVIN (pillar-1) and CoWIN (pillar-2), Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has rolled out the 3rd pillar 'U-WIN' for immunization services which will have Universal Immunization Program module under CoWIN platform.
Secretary Health and Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar, today launched U-WIN in Samba and Pulwama districts as a pilot project as part of nationwide d


Tuesday, January 24, 2023J&K Bank Q3 net profit rises

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Monday said its December quarter net profit rose 79 per cent to Rs 311.59 crore.
The net profit rose to Rs 311.59 crore as against Rs 173.95 crore registered for the same period last fiscal, a bank spokesperson said during its December quarter results announcement.
The bank was well on its trajectory to meet annual profitability targets, the spokesperson add


Tuesday, January 24, 2023IEDs destroyed in distt Rajouri

Rajouri: Two IEDs were destroyed in a controlled explosion in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior police officer said on Monday.
The IEDs, or Improvised Explosive Devices, were recovered during a joint operation by police, army, and CRPF from Dassal village, 4 kms from Rajouri town, Sunday evening, the officer said. He said the IEDs were located on an intelligence input.
They were d


Tuesday, January 24, 2023Temp further dipped in Kmr

Srinagar: The minimum temperature dipped further across Kashmir due to clear skies with Gulmarg skiing resort recording a bone-chilling minus 9 degrees Celsius, officials said.
The sun has been playing hide and seek in Kashmir since Sunday afternoon following four days of rain and snow.
In Srinagar, the minimum temperature settled at a low of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius, down from 1.0 degrees on


Monday, January 23, 2023J&K sees spurt in terror related activities, Security Forces on toes

• Civilian hurt in grenade attack in Kashmir; NIA team arrives after 3 explosions in 24 hrs in Jammu, 2 detained. • HM militant arrested in Shopian, PIA marked balloon found near LoC, IED detected in Rajouri

Jammu: One civilian injured in grenade attack and a militant was arrested in separate incidents in Kashmir while National Investigation Agency (NIA) team has arrived in Jammu to investigate the latest three blasts incidents, besides the alert Security forces ahead of Republic Day recovered several suspicious objects including, IED and PIA marked balloon in different parts of the Union Territory.


Monday, January 23, 2023Government assents to amend certain provisions of land reforms act

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday gave its assent to amend certain provisions of the land reforms act which would enable certain landholders to sell off their land parcels which were prohibited earlier, an official spokesman said.
The assent for authorising the revenue department to move an amendment in Section 21 and Section 28-A of the agrarian reforms act, 1976 was given by th


Monday, January 23, 2023Rs 879 cr food processing project launched in J&K

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has launched an ambitious Rs 879 crore project targeted to revolutionise the food-processing sector and transform the lives of farmers in the Union Territory, an official spokesman said.
The UT-level food processing programme for development of clusters for specific products of J&K is an initiative that aims to maximize farmer income and minimize post-


Monday, January 23, 2023J&K’s tableaux to showcase 'Naya Jammu and Kashmir'

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir has designed shri Amarnath shrine on its Republic Day tableaux with the theme 'Naya Jammu and Kashmir' while showcasing the resurgence in tourism in the last couple of years.
A total of 23 tableaux -- 17 from states and Union territories and six from various ministries and departments -- depicting India's vibrant cultural heritage, and economic and social progress wi


Monday, January 23, 2023PM for cooperation between state police, central agencies

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought more cooperation between state police forces and central agencies to leverage capabilities, and stressed on enhancing traditional mechanisms of policing such as foot patrols along with adopting technological solutions.
Addressing the 57th All India Conference of Director Generals and Inspector Generals of Police here, he also recommended r


Monday, January 23, 2023Bharat Jodo Yatra reaches Samba under tight security

Samba: The Bharat Jodo Yatra of the Congress reached Samba in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday afternoon, after covering 21 kilometres in more than six hours from adjoining Kathua amid heightened security in the wake of twin blasts in Jammu.
The Congress said the foot march, being led by party leader Rahul Gandhi, will proceed according to its schedule and reach Jammu on Monday afternoon.
"This was


Monday, January 23, 2023Terrorism alive in J&K: Digvijay

Jammu: Terrorism is alive in Jammu and Kashmir despite the abrogation of Article 370, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said on Sunday.
Singh said the recent terror attacks including the one at Dhangri village in Rajouri district are worrisome.
The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister made the remarks after visiting terror attack victims at the Government Medical College Hospital here. Sing


Monday, January 23, 2023No compromise on security: Jairam

Samba: A day after twin bomb blasts rocked a busy locality here leaving nine people injured, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said there will be no compromise on the security of Rahul Gandhi who is leading the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Yatra entered Kathua district Thursday evening via Punjab. After a day's break on Saturday, the yatra, which commenced from Kany


Monday, January 23, 2023List of encroachment attributed to Srinagar on social media “fake”: Admin

Says list seems to be fabricated, no such record exists

SRINAGAR: The administration has termed the list of encroachments attributed to various Tehsils of Srinagar as of 1st December 2001 shared on social media as “fake”.
Last week, a list of encroachments of several districts of Kashmir was uploaded and shared on social media among which one was that of Srinagar city. The list of encroachments included Governor's House, schools, government departmen


Monday, January 23, 2023Avalanche hits Bandipora

Srinagar: An avalanche hit a village in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said.
However, there were no reports of any loss of life, they said.
The avalanche hit Hussangam village in the northern district's Tulail sector in the afternoon, the officials said.
Local residents have been advised to take precautions and avoid venturing out, they added.
On January 14, anot


Monday, January 23, 2023Tourists make beeline for snow-capped Gulmarg

Gulmarg : A white carpet of otherwise green meadows greets tourists in Jammu and Kashmir's "mini Switzerland". The recent spells of snowfall in the Union Territory have brought the resort -- at an altitude of 8,000 feet, 50 km north of the summer capital Srinagar -- to life with the place brimming with visitors.
Soumya Srivastav, a tourist from Australia, could not resist but marvel, "I feel lik


Monday, January 23, 2023CIC pulls revenue official for delaying to furnish info

Jammu: Central Information Commission (CIC) has taken serious note of the conduct of tehsildar Bhalwal Amit Upadhyay for the delay in providing information regarding details of the state Land allegedly under the illegal occupation of Former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta.
A Bench of the Central Information Commission, New Delhi headed by the Chief Information Commissioner YK Sinha while


Monday, January 23, 2023Covid Cases Climb to 1,960

New Delhi: India recorded 140 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases increased to 1,960, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.46 crore (4,46,81,921).
The death toll stands at 5,30,733, with one fatality reported by Meghalaya and two by Gujarat in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The daily positivity


Monday, January 23, 2023Traffic disrupt on Jmu-Sgr NH

JAMMU: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which had been shut in the wake of a landslide at the Dewal Bridge, reopened on Sunday for stranded vehicles, after clearance work.
Earlier on Sunday, the National Highway was closed due to a landslide at the Dewal Bridge in Samroli, Udhampur.
The rescue team reached the spot and started the restoration and reopening work.


Monday, January 23, 2023Fresh snowfall in higher reaches

Srinagar: Snowfall in some of the higher reaches of Kashmir pushed the minimum temperature up across the valley, except in Pahalgam, even as the Meteorological Department has forecast a higher intensity wet weather spell over three days from Monday, officials said on Sunday.
Some areas in the higher reaches of Kashmir, including the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, received light to moderate snowfa