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Tuesday, October 26, 2021Will talk to people of J&K instead of Pak: Amit Shah

HM offers prayers at Kheer Bhawani temple, inaugurates Houseboat festival

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the government would rather hold talks with the youth and "brothers and sisters" of the Valley than Pakistan as suggested by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah.
He also said the only intention behind repealing Article 370 was to put Kashmir and Jammu on the path of development, and people will see the "fruits of our efforts by 202


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Will see peaceful J&K in our lifetime, says HM

Srinagar: The Modi government has a zero-tolerance policy towards terror, and while the situation has improved a lot in Jammu and Kashmir, "we should not be satisfied till total peace is achieved", Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday.
Shah, who extended his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, stayed for the night at the CRPF Campus in Lethpora in Pulwama where a suicide car bomb attac


Tuesday, October 26, 2021J&K HC stays FIR lodged against KAS officer, family


Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Court on Monday stayed the FIR registered against JKAS Officer Neeha Pandita Kashyap and her family including sister filed by the Crime Branch, Jammu.

“Justice Rajnesh Oswal after hearing Advocate Ankur Sharma stayed the FIR against the KAS officer and her sister”, said a judicial officer.

The Crime Branch Jammu had registered a case against female JKAS officer


Tuesday, October 26, 20214 ultras sentenced to imprisonment

Jammu: A Delhi court Monday awarded 12-year-jail terms to two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) terrorists and 10-year-terms to two other members of the outfit for conspiring to commit terror activities and arranging funds for those acts, saying "they had hatched a conspiracy to strike at the core of this nation".
Observing that the terror funding has to be kept in the same category as that of actual terr


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Army cmdrs conference begin, situation along LAC reviewed

Jammu: Top commanders of the Indian Army on Monday carried out a comprehensive review of the country's security challenges, including in eastern Ladakh and other sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, on the opening day of a four-day conference, people familiar with the developments said.
The commanders also deliberated on the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir in


Tuesday, October 26, 2021JKP to get more teeth, SSB advertises 800 posts of SIs

Applicants seek age relaxation

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Department is set to get more teeth as the Service Selection Board for the first time after the revocation of Article 370, has been authorized to advertise the posts of Sub Inspectors.
However, the aspirants have desired relaxation in age stating that due to COVID pandemic no recruitment took place thus putting their future into limbo.
“After becoming the Uni


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Spurt in militancy exposes Centre's claims, says Farooq

Jammu: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday said that "spurt" in militancy across Jammu and Kashmir has exposed the Centre's claims that terror will end after revocation of Article 370.
The Article, which granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, was abrogated in August 2019. The state was then bifurcated into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir an


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Fin deptt seeks key features, outcome

Jammu: After kick starting the exercise of preparation of annual budget for 2022-23, the administration of Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory has directed all the departments to submit details about its key features and outcomes.
The Finance department has written to the departments to submit information about key features of the annual budget for 2022-23.
“The undersigned is directed to request


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Class 10th, 12thexams to begin from Nov

SRINAGAR: With board exams of class 10th and 12th of Kashmir provision to be held from next month, the government has directed students to carry consent for each examination duly signed by their parents or legal guardians.
Further, the government has said that the examination for 10th and 12th classes shall be permitted to be held in staggered manners in view of all the social distancing norms a


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Firing resumes in Poonch forest

Jammu: Heavy firing was reported from a forest area as a massive search operation to track down hiding terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri entered the 15th day on Monday, officials said.
It was not immediately clear whether the firing in Bhatti Durrian forest was the result of a fresh contact with the terrorists, believed to be hiding in caves deep insid


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Many detained, FIR lodged after pro-Pak slogans raised in J&K

Jammu: Several detained and FIRs were lodged for raising pro-Pakistan slogans in different districts of Jammu and Kashmir after the victory of recent Pakistan in the T20 cricket world cup match.
As per reports and videos circulated on social media, several people have been seen raising pro-Pakistan slogans after the cricket match. Moreover, activists of Bajrang Dal and other social bodies stage


Tuesday, October 26, 2021India logs 14,306 cases

New Delhi : India reported 14,306 fresh cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 443 related deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Monday. Of the total cases and fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, Kerala alone accounted for 8,538 infections and 71 deaths.
The health ministry also said that the country's active caseload now stands a


Tuesday, October 26, 20213 injured in road mishap

Ramban: Three persons including a couple were injured after the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by "shooting stones" along the Jammu-Srinagar highway at Khooni Nallah area of Ramban district on Monday, officials said.
"The vehicle SUV (JK03K-0926) was on way to Jammu when it came under the shooting stones at Khooni Nallah at around 1300 hours this afternoon, resulting in injuries to the


Tuesday, October 26, 2021PM launches health mission

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the previous governments of dragging their feet on healthcare as he launched a nationwide Rs 64,000-crore medical infrastructure mission and nine new medical colleges during his visit to these two Uttar Pradesh cities.
"All this work should have been done decades ago, he said in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, where he inaugurated the


Monday, October 25, 2021PM Modi's personal efforts led to revocation of Art 370: Amit Shah

‘Sidelining people of Jammu has come to an end, nobody will be allowed to disrupt peace’

Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Sunday said the "discriminatory" Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was scrapped because of personal efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fulfil the dream of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
In his first public rally in J&K after the August 2019 revocation of its special status, Shah said Modi restored the grassroots


Monday, October 25, 2021Protect country without worry: HM to soldiers

Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited the International Border (IB) in Jammu on Sunday evening and lauded the bravery of soldiers guarding India's frontiers.
Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, interacted with BSF jawans and said they should protect the country without any worry as the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take care of their families.


Monday, October 25, 2021J&K witnesses worrisome trends in child health determinants

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed worrisome trends in nutritional outcomes determined on a number of key aspects of health. A detailed report in this regard shows that conditions like anemia, wasting, stunting, underweight, etc have worsened for the Union Territory.
A serious disease like anemia has soared to 73% from 54% among children of J&K under the age of 5 years in the last 5 yea


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

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


Monday, October 25, 2021J&K was better off with CMs, says Azad

Jammu: Senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Sunday the erstwhile state was a great loser as it got divided into parts and its Assembly dissolved. He further said J&K was better off when governed by chief ministers before being turned into a Union territory.
Azad’s comments came hours after Union home minister Amit Shah spoke about how Jammu


Monday, October 25, 2021Govt does not believe in buying peace in J&K: LG

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Sunday warned those who incite people to trigger violence, saying the government does not believe in "buying peace" but is firm on ensuring peace on the ground.
Sinha made these remarks at a public rally with Union Home Minister Amit Shah who is on his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the repeal of Article 370 in August 2019.


Monday, October 25, 2021Weather vagaries || 2 killed in Valley, toll climbs to five

NH reopens after 30 hours

Jammu:Two people died while as many were rescued after they were trapped in snowfall in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday, taking the death toll due to inclement weather to five. Moreover, The 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway reopened after remaining closed for over 30 hours due to landslides and shooting stones triggered by heavy rains
Last night, stranded p


Monday, October 25, 2021COVID Success of vaccination drive shows India's capability: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the success of India's Covid vaccination drive shows its capability and noted that the country is moving ahead with new energy after crossing the 100 crore vaccine doses milestone.
In the Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, Modi said the Culture Ministry is geared up to conduct a competition on patriotic songs to mark 'Amrit Mahotsav', a celebrati


Monday, October 25, 2021#COVID || 72 fresh cases

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 72 fresh COVID-19 cases, which took the tally to 3,31,638, while no fresh death due to the virus was reported from the union territory in the past 24 hours, officials said.
Out of the 72 fresh cases, 10 were from the Jammu division and 62 from the Kashmir division, they said.
The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 32 ca


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

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


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

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


Monday, October 25, 2021Union Minister visit DISHA home centre

Jammu: As part of the Centre's public outreach programme, Union ministers MunjparaMahendrabhai and Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Sunday visited a DISHA home centre in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district and interacted with the students there, an official spokesperson said.
DISHA is an early intervention and school readiness scheme for children with disabilities covered under the National Trust Act. It


Monday, October 25, 2021India records 15,906 cases

New Delhi: India has registered 15,906 new Covid cases with Kerala contributing to 50.01 per cent of the fresh infections with 8,909 cases .
Compared to Saturday, the fresh cases have declined by 2.6 per cent. The total caseload has reached 3,41,75,468.
With 561 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the toll has touched 4,54,269.
A total of 16,479 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, w


Monday, October 25, 20212077 appears for CCE-2021

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (PSC) today conducted Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 (CCE), in two sessions, both in Jammu and Srinagar as well as at four districts of Doda, Rajouri, Anantnag and Baramulla smoothly.
For the smooth conduct of examination, the JKPSC had made elaborate four tier arrangements with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols


Monday, October 25, 2021One killed in road mishap

Doda: A man was killed after a vehicle he was travelling in met with an accident near Khellani area of Doda on Sunday.
A Maruti car bearing registration number JK02T-5058 met with an accident in the early morning, after which police, locals and a team of Ababeel, NGO reached the spot and started a rescue operation and retrieved the body from the spot.
An Ababeel volunteer identified the decease


Sunday, October 24, 2021Amit Shah assures election, statehood after delimitation

Reviews security, meet victims of militancy, to address rally today

Jammu: Asserting that the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the assembly election will be held in the Union Territory after delimitation and restoration of statehood will follow.
Shah said he has made a promise in Parliament that the statehood of J&K would be restored and it would be done a


Sunday, October 24, 2021Union Min for improving quality of education in J&K

Srinagar: Union Minister of State for Education, Annpurna Devi on Saturday stressed the need to improve the quality of education and assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir for all possible assistance from the central government, an official spokesman said.
Laying stress on the importance of education, Devi assured of all possible assistance from the central government. She said the government i


Sunday, October 24, 2021Intelligence network being strengthened in J&K: CDS

New Delhi: Asserting thatthe intelligence network is being strengthened in Jammu and Kashmir, the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that the killings in Jammu & Kashmir were an attempt by the neighbouring country to spread fear among the people.
Commenting on the recent violence against security forces as well as civilians in Jammu and Kashmir, Rawat said, Our western a


Sunday, October 24, 20212 more detained, Ops continue in Poonch

Jammu: Despite inclement weather, the counter-insurgency operation continued for the 13th day on Saturday in the forest belt of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts where nine army personnel were killed in two separate attacks by hiding terrorists last week, officials said.
Two more suspected people were detained for questioning as the joint search parties of army and local police mo


Sunday, October 24, 2021Militant aide held, ammo recovered

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir police, along with security forces on Saturday arrested a terrorist associate linked with proscribed terror outfit TRF (LeT) in Baramulla. The officials recovered incriminated materials including ammunition from his possession.
Baramulla Police, along with the army and CRPF said that the accused arrested was identified as Farooq Ahmad Malik, who was a resident of Kit


Sunday, October 24, 2021Police foils ‘Kashmir chalo’ march against civilian killings

Jammu: Following a minor scuffle, the police on Saturday foiled ‘Kashmir Chalo’ march at Lakhanpur against the recent civilian killings in Kashmir region.
Scores of Punjab Shiv Sena activists led by their president Yog Raj Sharmareached at Lakhanpur near New toll plaza in the shape of a rally from Pathankot(Punjab) for proceeding toward Srinagar to the meet with families of those people who rec


Sunday, October 24, 2021PM Modi meets vaccine makers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Indian COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers who said his leadership was a key factor in India being able to administer 100 crore doses of the jabs in just about nine months.
During the meeting, Modi discussed various issues including furthering the vaccine research, sources said.
Representatives from seven vaccine makers -- Serum Institute of In


Sunday, October 24, 2021No new cases from 10 districts, tally at 3.31L

Jammu: No cases were reported from 10 districts of Jammu and Kashmir while 72 fresh cases 72 fresh coronavirus cases pushed the cumulative tally at to 3,31,566.
No death due to the pandemic was reported in the union territory in the past 24 hours, they added.
Of the72 cases, nine were recorded from the Jammu division and 63 from the Kashmir division, the officials said.
They said Srinagar dist


Sunday, October 24, 20213 killed, several rescued, traffic disrupted as snowfall, hailstorm, rain hit life in J&K

Jammu: Three persons were killed and one sustain injuries, several rescued and vehicular movement on Jammu and Kashmir National Highway disrupted as snowfall, hailstorm and rain lashed the Union Territory leading to leading to the early onset of winter-like conditions.
The snowfall and rains, which started late on Friday night, triggered a mudslide that hit a tent set up by nomads in Noorpora in


Sunday, October 24, 2021HM flags off inaugural Srinagar-Sharjah flight

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off the inaugural Srinagar-Sharjah flight from the Sheikh Ul-Alam international airport here on Saturday, reviving the direct airlink between the valley and the UAE after 11 years.
The flight, operated by Go First, took off for Sharjah at 6.30 pm IST and is scheduled to land in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) around 9 pm IST.
Shah flagged off the f


Sunday, October 24, 2021India logs 16,326 cases

New Delhi: India has registered 16,326 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours which brings the total caseload to 3,41,59,562. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), 666 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
The top five states which have registered maximum cases are Kerala with 9,361 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 1,632 cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,152 cases


Sunday, October 24, 2021JKPSC KAS Prelims today

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission chairman B R Sharma on Saturday said that J&K Combined Competitive (Preliminary) examinations scheduled for tomorrow stand as of now.
“We will see,” Sharma said when asked about the demands by aspirants regarding postponing of the examinations in view of the severe weather conditions associated with snowfall and incessant rains.
“As of now


Sunday, October 24, 20213 killed in road mishap

Jammu: Three people, including two children, were killed and four others injured when a load carrier turned turtle in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.
A private load carrier, carrying seven people from Srinagar to Arnas, overturned on reaching Chaklas around 7.30 am when its driver lost control of the vehicle, the officials said.
They said three people -- Banoo B


Sunday, October 24, 20211 shot dead in Jammu

Jammu: A 45-year-old man was killed and another critically injured in a firing incident following a scuffle over a minor issue between two neighbours on the outskirts of Jammu, officials said on Saturday.
The scuffle turned violent between the neighbours at Raipur locality of Satwari on Friday night when one of them took out a weapon and opened fire, they said.
The officials said Jugal Kishore


Saturday, October 23, 2021Shah to begin J&K visit today, may chair high security meet

Jammu: With an objective to review ground situation after abrogation of Article 370 as well as to finalize a comprehensive strategy to counter the latest spurt in militant activities, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday will kick start his three day long visit of Jammu and Kashmir.
This is the first visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah after the centre had abrogated the special


Saturday, October 23, 2021Oct 22 reminder of Pak’s atrocities, black day for entire humanity: LG

Jammu: Asking people to unite to defeat the evil designs of the enemies, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Kumar Sinha said that October 22 is a reminder of Pakistan’s atrocities and will always remain a black day for the entire humanity.
“The atrocities of Pakistan against the people of J&K have been exposed to the world,” LG said while paying homage to all the brave soldiers


Saturday, October 23, 2021COVID J&K issues new guidelines for Vaishno Devi pilgrims

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on October 22 issued fresh guidelines to regulate pilgrims at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine to prevent COVID-19 spread.
The fresh COVID-19 guidelines for Vaishno Devi pilgrims were issued after a detailed review was held of the current coronavirus situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
At the review meet it was observed that COVID-19 containment measures remain cruci


Saturday, October 23, 2021#COVID || 108 new cases, no new deaths

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 108 fresh COVID-19 cases that pushed its tally to 3,31,494.
The death toll remained unchanged at 4,429, they said.
Of the fresh cases, 21 were reported from the Jammu division and 87 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, the officials said.
At 47, Srinagar district recorded the highest number of cases, followed by 14 in Budgam.


Saturday, October 23, 2021Farooq bats for talks with Pak

Jammu: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Thursday batted strongly for talks with Pakistan and said "unless you do not talk to Pakistan, we can never live in peace in J&K".
He said that if there would have been friendship between India and Pakistan, people would have come here (in Jammu and Kashmir) to eat and drink tea from Sialkot (Pakistan).
"We would have gone there (Sialkot). In


Saturday, October 23, 2021Arieal surveillance in minority residential areas of Kashmir

Additional SFs deployed, bunkers set up in Srinagar

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have jointly put in place an “aerial surveillance cover” for the areas where minority community members are living and also the city Centre Lal Chowk to prevent further attacks. Moreover, : Security bunkers are making a comeback on the city roads after nearly eight years and more paramilitary personnel are being de


Saturday, October 23, 2021Mehbooba sends legal notice to ex-J&K Guv

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Friday sent a legal notice to former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik seeking Rs 10 crore compensation for his alleged "defamatory" remarks against her.
The notice comes days after Malik, who is now the governor of Meghalaya, allegedly said Mehbooba Mufti was a beneficiary of the now-abandoned Roshni scheme which aimed to grant proprietary rights


Saturday, October 23, 2021Govt ask deptts to include hazard vulnerability infoin tender docs

SRINAGAR: To reduce the vulnerability and increase in resilience in the built environment, the Jammu and Kashmir government has directed departments to include the Hazard Vulnerability information clause in tender documents with regard to construction-related activities.

The directions have passed months after the Government of India had communicated to enhance the resilience of UT of Jammu &


Saturday, October 23, 2021Higher reaches in Kashmir receive snow, rains in plains

Srinagar: The parts of Kashmir Valley including Zojilla, Razdan Top and Drass in Kargil district received fresh snowfall on Friday evening while the rains also lashed several parts of Kashmir, thus bringing the temperature down in the Union Territory.
According to the reports, the Zojila, Razdan Top in Gurez and other parts in north Kashmir received fresh snowfall today.
Pertinently, the weathe


Saturday, October 23, 2021Gunfight resumes in Poonch, enters Day 12

Jammu: After a lull of nearly 48 hours, fresh exchange of fire was reported on Friday between security forces and a group of heavily armed terrorists hiding in the forested area of Mendhar in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The exchange of fire took place early morning and is intermittently in progress,” an official source said.
They said that Nar Khas forests in Bhatadhurian are very de


Saturday, October 23, 2021Body of nonlocal found in Kashmir

Srinagar: Body of an unsound non-local person with head injury was found in mysterious circumstances at Janglatmandi in South Kashmir district of Anantnag on Friday.
Meanwhile, police have ruled out any militant hand in the incident and registered the case in this matter.
Official sources said, the body of an unidentified non-local, allegedly unsound with mind, with a severe head injury was f


Saturday, October 23, 2021Jailed OGWs to be shifted

Srinagar: In a major crackdown, Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered the shifting of at least 26 jailed overground workers(OGW) to jails outside the Union Territory, officials said on Friday.
Most of these inmates are booked under the Public Safety Act, officials said.
"The jailed terror operatives have to be shifted from different jails in Jammu & Kashmir to Central Jail in Agra, Uttar


Saturday, October 23, 2021Two killed in road mishap

Jammu: A truck driver and another person were killed when a vehicle they were traveling in plunged into a riverine in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
Police said the accident took place in Bhaderwah area at 5.30 am, when the truck plunged into a nullah at Khellaini.
The bodies were recovered and the deceased were identified as Manohar Singh and Sunil Singh, both residents of Rahno


Saturday, October 23, 2021SFs defuse two IEDs

Jammu: Security forces on Friday detected and defused two suspected box-type improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
They said the two small boxes were detected in Bhata Durian Forest during a joint search operation by the army and police.
The boxes were suspected to be IEDs and were destroyed in-situ, they said.
This is a third instance of


Friday, October 22, 2021Will not rest till militancy completely wiped out from J&K, says LG Sinha

Jammu: Attempts are being made from across the border to disrupt the peace and development process in Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant GovernorManoj Sinha said on Thursday and asserted that the government will not rest till terrorism is completely wiped out.
He also said that the administration is committed to preserving the communal fabric and the social harmony of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Attempts ar


Friday, October 22, 2021Killings in Kashmir attack on brotherhood: DGP

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Thursday said that the recent killings of civilians in the Kashmir Valley, especially those belonging to minorities, were an attack on the traditional brotherhood here.
The Police Chief while addressing the police commemoration day function at armed police complex Zewan in Srinagar said that the Jammu and Kashmir


Friday, October 22, 2021COVID India crosses 100 crore vaccination coverage

J&K among nine states to inoculate 100 % adult population with 1st dose

New Delhi: India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered surpassed the 100-crore mark on Thursday, resulting in celebratory events in several parts of the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the landmark reached in little over nine months time since the countrywide vaccination drive was launched on January 16


Friday, October 22, 202187 fresh cases

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir's COVID-19 caseload increased to 3,31,386 on Thursday as 87 more people tested positive for the disease, while no fresh deaths were reported, officials said.
The death toll due to the viral disease in the union territory stands at 4,429, they said.
Of the fresh cases, 13 were reported from the Jammu division and 74 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, accor


Friday, October 22, 2021BJP spreading hate to win polls, says Farooq

Jammu: Describing "hate" as a weapon to win elections in India, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday alleged that the BJP is spreading it to win the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh early next year.
Abdullah called upon people to fight hate to save Jammu and Kashmir as well as the country, and warned that if hatred continues to grow, India's disintegration cannot be stopped.


Friday, October 22, 2021DSEK to opt of last year’s procedure for upcoming exams for class 1stto 9th

Exam to be held in offline mode, class 8th, 9th students to have 30% relaxation

SRINAGAR: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has said that last year's modus operand shall be used for the upcoming exams of Class 1st to 9th in the valley.
Reports said that the Term second examination for classes 1st to 9th shall be conducted at the school level by adhering to State Council of Educational Research Training (SCERT) guidelines with face-to-face offline mode with


Friday, October 22, 2021Encounter erupts in Srinagar

Srinagar: A gunfight between militants and security forces erupted in a Srinagar locality on Thursday evening, police said.
The encounter broke out when a joint team of police and CRPF launched a search operation in the Chanapora area.
"The exchange of fire is on," a police officer said. Kashmir Police, in a tweet, said that security forces are on the job. "Encounter has started at Chanapora ar


Friday, October 22, 2021It's time to condemn civilian killings: Army

Srinagar: Amid a spate of targeted killings by terrorists, a senior army officer has said the time has come for some sections in Kashmir to overcome "selective dementia" and condemn the killing of civilians so that future generations are saved and there is an end to people's sufferings.
Lt Gen K J S Dhillon, Director General of Defence Intelligence Agency and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence S


Friday, October 22, 2021USBRL project Bridge number 39 completed work on yard, platform in progress

Jammu:The pace of progress on the prestigious Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Line (USBRL) project has been expedited to fulfill the dream of connecting train to Kashmir with rest of India by 2023, the executing agency has completed the Bridge Number 39 while the work on yard and platform is in progress.
“The work of installing a foundation on the bridge number 39 is complete which is locate


Friday, October 22, 2021Ahead of Shah’s visit 2 more LeT aides held

Jammu: Amid high alert in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's three days visit from 23 to 25 October , security forces arrested two more LeT associates from Satwari area and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession, here on Thursday.
The catch has been made just two kilometers away from the site where Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to address public g


Friday, October 22, 2021LAC standoff India should not expect favourableoutcome, says Army Chief on talks

New Delhi: India should not expect favourable outcome in every round of talks being held with China to settle border issues and "points of divergence" with the neighbouring country will be resolved as long as both the nations keep talking, Army Chief General M M Naravane said on Thursday.
"There were 4-5 points of friction (between India and China during the border talks) and we have resolved al


Friday, October 22, 2021Bollywood singers to rock in Iconic Week Fest

Jammu: As a part of celebrating the 'Iconic week festival' aimed at reviving the tourism sector in parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu Tourism is organising various activities across the region from October 23 to 29.

Bollywood singers are set to perform in the Bollywood Night events in separate parts of the region during the week-long festival.

Singer Mika Singh will perform on October 28 at


Friday, October 22, 2021Migrant workers fleeing Kashmir, seeks centre held

Jammu: Migrant labourers fleeing Kashmir following a series of civilian killings by militants this month have urged the central government to help them reach their native places and make arrangements to lessen their hardships.
Hundreds of families, who have fled the Valley, have been housed at a ground in Jammu for the past few days, and more are arriving.
"I have no money to go back home. My e


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

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


Friday, October 22, 2021SFs defuses two IEDs

Jammu: A major tragedy was averted as security forces detected and defused an improvised explosive device (IED) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, officials said.
"Security forces detected an IED planted by terrorists from a passenger shed at a bus stop at Saidpora in Rafiabad area of Baramulla," they said.
The officials said a bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot whi


Friday, October 22, 2021IAF aircraft crashes in MP

Madhya Pradesh: An aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind on Thursday, said police behind Superintendent of Police (SP) Manoj Kumar Singh informed that the pilot has been injured in the mishap.
“An IAF Mirage 2000 aircraft experienced a technical malfunction during a training sortie in the central sector this morning. The pilot ejected safely. An Inquiry has be


Friday, October 22, 2021JKSSB advertised 800 SI post in JKP

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board,today advertised UT cadre posts of eight hundred Sub Inspectors in Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The date of commencement for the submission of online application form is 10.11.2021 and 10.12.21 is the last date for submission of online form.
The candidate must possess a Domicile Certificate by the Competent Authority on the format prescribed for


Friday, October 22, 2021PMC Pahalgam held in graft case

Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Kashmir on Thursday arrested President Municipal Committee Pahalgam for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 80,000 for release of payments for supply of Garbage vehicles.
Official sources said ACB received a complaint from a person, whose name was not divulged, alleging therein that Owais Ahmad, President Municipal Committee Pahalgam is demanding illegal gr


Thursday, October 21, 2021Four doctors to hold functions of J&K Medical Council, till any law enacted

SRINAGAR: The government on Wednesday said that four doctors shall be competent to discharge the function of the Jammu and Kashmir Medical Council, till any law is enacted in this behalf in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

It comes six months after the Jammu and Kashmir Medical Council was dissolved following the completion of tenure of its Chairman Dr Saleem Ur Rehman in April this year. An order in this regard has been issued by the Health and Medical Education Department (H&ME) by the directions of Lieutenant Governor Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha.

“In exercise of powers co


Thursday, October 21, 20211 jawan martyred, four militants killed in encounters in Kashmir

Slain militants involved in civilian killings, says police

Srinagar: Security forces on Wednesday eliminated four militants, including two commanders of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), who were involved in the killing of migrant labourers in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
While two ultras were killed in the encounter at Dragad in Shopian, two more were eliminated in a gunbattle in Kulgam district, a police official said, adding so far 15 terrorists have been k


Thursday, October 21, 2021Massive search ops continues in Poonch-Rajouri forest belt

Jammu: The massive search operation against holed-up terrorists continued for the tenth day on Wednesday in the dense forests of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts, where nine army personnel were killed in two separate attacks last week, officials said.
However, there was no contact with the terrorists as the joint search parties of the army and special operations group of local po


Thursday, October 21, 202178 COVID cases in J&K

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 78 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the infection count to 3,31,299, while another death pushed the toll to 4,429, officials said.
Out of the fresh coronavirus cases, 12 were from the Jammu division and 66 from the Kashmir division, they said.
According to the officials, Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 48 cases, followed by nine cases in Budgam district.
There are 800 active COVID-19 cases in the union territory, while the number of recovered patients was 3,26,070, the officials said.
The mucormycosis (black fungus) tally remained un


Thursday, October 21, 2021LG lunches ‘JK eCOP”

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday advised the police personnel to work in synergy, adopt new technology and innovations for modern and effective policing.
Sinha said while declaring Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project of J&K Police “Go-Live” and launched the “JK eCOP” Mobile Application here at Raj Bhavan.
Lt Governor observed that the new citizen-centric technological interventions will help in creating a comprehensive and integrated system enhancing the efficiency and effective policing at all levels.
“The new initiatives will definitely streng


Thursday, October 21, 20211 arrested with grenade

Jammu: Security forces foiled a terror plot by arresting a man with a live hand grenade in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district on Wednesday, officials said.
Based on the inputs about inimical elements planning to cause disturbance through handlers to carry out grenade blast, a joint check point was established by a team of Army and CRPF at the Drabshalla Thathri area, they said.
During a search of vehicles and passengers, the security forces noticed a suspicious movement of one person who was trying to evade checking and frisking, they added.
However, alert Jawans immediately overpowered


Thursday, October 21, 2021Lowest rise in daily cases

New Delhi: India logged 13,058 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 231 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,40,94,373, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
The death toll climbed to 4,52,454 with 164 fresh fatalities, while the active cases declined to 1,83,118, the lowest in 227 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 25 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 114 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.54 per cent of the t


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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