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Tuesday, December 5, 2023Beware Of Their Divisive Agenda: PM Modi On Excuses Of ‘Ecosystem’ On BJP’s Assembly Polls Win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a swipe at critics, saying they may remain happy with their arrogance, lies, pessimism and ignorance but people should be beware of their divisive agenda as an old habit of 70 years cannot go away so easily.
He was reacting to a an X post captioned “Meltdown-e-Azam” (great meltdown) of a news clip that cited “excuses” and alleged attempts by an “ecosy


Tuesday, December 5, 2023Ladakh leaders discuss 4-point agenda at first ‘friendly-atmosphere’ HPC meet

Centre remains ‘non-committal’ to Statehood, Sixth Schedule demand; next meeting after Parl Session

Jammu: Ladakhi leaders on Monday vehemently raised, inter-alia, the issue of Statehood and Constitutional Safeguards to the region under Sixth Schedule during the first official meeting of reconstituted High Powered Committee (HPC), headed by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, in New Delhi.
The meeting that lasted for one and a half hours and held in a “very cordial a


Tuesday, December 5, 2023Alarming: With over 30 K cases in 2022, J&K reports surge of 4 percent in crime

10 cases of crimes against women, three economic offences reported daily last yr

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed an alarming rise in crime as the recently released National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report for the year 2022 exposes a 4.4% surge in reported cases.
The data, compiled from 2020 to 2022, reveals concerning trends in various categories. Among the grim statistics are escalating crimes against women and economic offences.
The report released by the NC


Tuesday, December 5, 2023371 UAPA cases lodged in J&K, highest in country

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Assam and Uttar Pradesh together registered over three-fourth of all UAPA cases in India in 2022, while one-fourth of sedition cases were registered in West Bengal alone, according to the latest NCRB data on 'Offences against the State'.
Altogether 20 cases of sedition under the Indian Penal Code section 124A were lodged across India in 2022 while 1,005 wer


Tuesday, December 5, 20236 Kulgam labourers killed as many hurt in Shimla accident

LG, political leaders express grief

Jammu: Six labourers from Jammu and Kashmir were killed when their vehicle fell into a gorge near Sunni in Shimla district on Monday morning, police said.
The mishap took place at Kudharghat, about 35 km from Shimla city, when the driver of the ill-fated pickup truck lost control of the vehicle, police said, adding six more people sustained injuries.
Of the 12 occupants, nine were from Kulgam d


Tuesday, December 5, 2023Learning beyond classroom real challenge, says LG Sinha

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said the real challenge for the education system is to promote learning beyond the classroom and impart life skills.
Sinha also called upon the teaching community and the educational institutions to adopt best practices aligned with the National Education Policy to bridge the learning gaps.
"Never stop chasing your dreams, is my message


Tuesday, December 5, 2023Article 370: SC likely to pronounce verdict in Dec

Jammu: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict in the long-pending case challenging the Union Government’s 2019 decision to repeal the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution this month (December 2023). The Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and composed of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna,


Tuesday, December 5, 2023SC seeks details on progress of new HC complex at Jmu

Jammu: The Supreme Court on Monday sought to know from the central government the progress made towards constructing a new high court complex at Jammu.
On June 28, Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud had laid the foundation stone of a new high court complex in the city.
A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sudhanshu Dhulia passed the order while hearing a petition highlighting the vaca


Tuesday, December 5, 2023Defying Bio-Medical Waste disposal norms; defaulters warned, action soon

JAMMU: As most of the health institutions in Jammu and Kashmir are openly ‘defying’ the Bio-Medical Waste Disposal norms and have failed to install treatment plants, UT government is all likely to take the cognizance of the defaulters.
Quite often the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), issues warning to nursing homes and health centres to comply with the orders issued by the government from t


Tuesday, December 5, 2023Three detained as searches ops on in Rajouri, Poonch

Jammu: Three persons were detained for questioning as security forces launched massive search operations to flush out suspected terrorists in the forest areas of Rajouri and Poonch districts in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Monday.
The joint search operations by police, Army, and CRPF in different parts of Budhal, Thanamandi, Sunderbani, and Kalakote in Rajouri and Mendhar in Poonch were


Tuesday, December 5, 2023Habba Kadal Bridge in Sgr getting final touches: SSCL

'Chunthikul Walkway, Cycle Track near completion

SRINAGAR:In the heart of Srinagar, exciting changes are taking place as the city gears up to become a Smart City. The Habba Kadal Bridge is entering its final phase of development, receiving the finishing touches that mark a significant step forward in urban innovation.
Simultaneously, progress is evident on the Chunthikul Walkway and Cycle Track, both nearing completion.
Sharing details, a sen


Tuesday, December 5, 2023Eastern Ladakh: Double humped camels deployed for logistical support, says Army

Jammu: The Army on Monday said it has deployed double humped camels for logistical support to the troops in eastern Ladakh.
Ladakh, a cold desert, is home to the domesticated form of the Bactrian camels, also known as double-humped camels, which are mainly used for carrying goods but are also popular among tourists for safaris in the Nubra valley in the Union Territory.
"Bactrian (double humped


Tuesday, December 5, 2023Don't vent frustration of assembly polls defeat inside Parl: PM to opp

New Delhi: Asserting that people have rejected "negativity", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the opposition not to vent its frustration of the assembly polls defeat inside Parliament and move forward with positivity as that may change the people's perspective towards them.
Speaking with the media outside Parliament building ahead of the Winter Session, he said the session was a "gol


Monday, December 4, 2023BJP sweeps Hindi heartland states 3-0, Telangana only solace for Cong

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday wrested Rajasthan from the Congress, seemed on track for a similar feat in Chattisgarh and marched spectacularly towards a massive two-thirds mandate in Madhya Pradesh, further brightening the saffron party's prospects in Lok Sabha elections a few months from now.
Having suffered resounding losses in the three Hin


Monday, December 4, 2023Today’s hat-trick guarantees hat-trick of 2024, says PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the hat-trick of Assembly poll wins on Sunday has given the BJP the guarantee of making a hat-trick of Lok Sabha victories in the general elections next year.
"Today’s hat-trick has given the guarantee for the hat-trick of 2024," the Prime Minister said some hours after the BJP raced to victories in three key Hindi heartland states of Madhya


Monday, December 4, 2023If situation like this continue, opp will not win, says Omar

Udhampur: Amid the results of four state assembly elections in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading n Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that judging the results of the INDIA bloc, if the situation continues to be like this in future, the opposition alliance will not be able to win.
“Judging the results of INDIA all


Monday, December 4, 2023Minorities not on agenda of Cong now, says Azad

Srinagar: Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) President Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that the Congress, a grand old party of the state is witnessing defeat in assembly polls because it has no issue of minorities in its agenda.
After the Bharatiya Janata Party appears to have taken a giant leap in the results of the assembly polls in three states- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgar


Monday, December 4, 2023J&K committed to end discrimination against persons with disabilities: LG

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said his administration is committed to end all discrimination and create an equitable society for persons with disabilities so that they can realise their potential and dreams.
Sinha also assured every support and assistance from the administration to persons with disabilities in their entrepreneurial and business ventures.
"The govern


Monday, December 4, 2023NC shifts focus to Hindu-dominated pockets to become BJP’s alternate in Jmu

Party in touch with Jammu leaders to further expand base in region

Jammu: Apart from strengthening its base in Kashmir Valley, National Conference (NC) seems to have shifted its focus on Hindu-dominated areas of Jammu region with its leadership feeling that Congress may fail to make an impact on ground during the upcoming Lok Sabha and yet-to-be declared Assembly elections.
Under the plan, the party has not only intensified its campaign to reach out to the mass


Monday, December 4, 2023FASTag enabled parking to be launched in Transport Nagar

Jammu: Jammu Development Authority (JDA) will launch a second FASTag-enabled Parking Management System at Transport Nagar in the Narwal area. The FASTag parking is likely to be launched in the New Year which will give a smooth cashless, paperless, entry-exit experience to thousands of commuters who visit there daily. Last year the first FASTag-enabled Parking Management System was launched at Mul


Monday, December 4, 2023Prepared to thwart any infiltration at LoC: BSF

Srinagar, Dec 03: Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF), Kashmir Frontier, Ashok Kumar Yadav on Sunday said the force was prepared to thwart any infiltration attempt along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
He was speaking to media-persons on the sidelines of the 59th BSF Raising Day celebration at Humhama campus.
“There are always threats of infiltration across the bord


Monday, December 4, 2023Pahalgam, Gulmargreel under sub-zero temperature

Srinagar: Popular tourist resorts of Pahalgam and Gulmarg continued to reel under sub-zero temperatures on Sunday even as rest of Kashmir witnessed warmer than usual night, the weather department said.
Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir's Baramulla district recorded a low of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius and was the coldest place in the valley, the meteorological department added.
Pahalgam in s


Monday, December 4, 2023Consider anyone coming to pick up drone-dropped weapons as nation's enemy: DGP

Visits slain cops house in district Samba

Samba: Asserting the drone activities from across the border is a challenge, DGP R R Swain on Sunday said anyone coming to pick up the drone-dropped weapons, narcotics and money is the nation's biggest enemy, and will be booked for treason and terrorism.
The Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) said if anyone, who comes to pick up the drone-dropped materials, is arrested then he wi


Monday, December 4, 2023Atal Dulloo’s appointment as Chief Secretary: 13th son of soil heading bureaucracy in J&K

Srinagar: The 1989-batch IAS officer Atal Dulloo, who took over as Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, is the 31st appointee for this position since 1947. While 18 officers were ‘outsiders’, as many as 12 were permanent residents of the State/Union Territory. Dulloo is the 13th son of the soil who has been appointed as his home State’s Chief Secretary.
In five months of his proceed


Monday, December 4, 2023Senior police official chairs security review meetings in north Kashmir

Srinagar:: Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, V K Birdi on Sunday reviewed the overall security situation in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
According to a police spokesperson, an anti-terrorist grid with heightened intelligence efforts, the war against drugs, and other related issues were discussed during the meetings.
"The IGP chaired review meetings regarding the se


Sunday, December 3, 2023LG announces intensification of anti-terror operations in J&K

Visits slain J&K soldier's house in Poonch

Poonch: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday visited the residence of slain paratrooper Havaldar Abdul Majid at a village in Poonch and announced intensification of anti-terror operations in the Union Territory.
Majid was among five soldiers who lost their lives in a 36-hour-long gunfight with terrorists in the Dharmsal belt's Bajimaal area of Rajouri district on November 22 and


Sunday, December 3, 2023CBI searches at 6 locations in Kiru Hydro Power Project case in J&K

Jammu: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting searches at six locations across India over the alleged graft flagged by former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik in awarding contract for Rs 2,200 crore civil work for the Kiru Hydro Power Project in Kishtwar in 2019.CBI searches at 6 locations in Kiru Hydro Power Project case in J&K.
A CBI source said that the central agen


Sunday, December 3, 2023KPDCL to frame criminal charges against consumers for power theft

Srinagar: Authorities in Kashmir Saturday warned electricity consumers to avoid hooking, bypassing of meters and exceeding overload, saying criminal charges would be framed against those involved in power theft.
In an attempt to combat large-scale power pilferage and improve bill deposits by defaulting consumers, the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) conducted 10,465 inspect


Sunday, December 3, 2023BJP, EC responsible for delay in J&K assembly polls: Omar

Jammu: The BJP and the Election Commission are equally responsible for the delay in holding assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said on Saturday, alleging that the Centre does not want democracy to flourish in the Union territory.
He defended the party’s stand on India-Pakistan dialogue but said the onus also lies on Islamabad for creating an atm


Sunday, December 3, 2023Two bills listed to extend provisions of women's reservation in J&K: Meghwal

Jammu: The government has listed two bills for introduction in the Winter session of Parliament to extend the provisions of the women's reservation law in the Union Territories of Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir.
Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal said here that since there is a provision in the Constitution, Delhi -- also a Union Territory -- was included in the women's reservation bill passed by


Sunday, December 3, 2023‘Sharda Peeth’: Save Sharda Committee appeals to PM to remove coffee house erected by Pak army

Jammu: Save Sharda Committee Kashmir has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of encroachment by the Pakistan Army at the revered Sharda Peeth site located in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) along the Line of Control (LoC).
In a letter penned to Prime Minister Modi and the Ministry of External Affairs, the Save Sharda committee has drawn PM Modi’s “attention to the setti


Sunday, December 3, 2023Night temp stays above freezing point in Valley

Srinagar: The minimum temperature rose and stayed above the freezing point at most places in Kashmir owing to a cloud cover as the weather is expected to remain dry over the next week, officials said here on Saturday.
The night temperature rose at several places in the Valley with Gulmarg and Pahalgam being the only weather stations where the mercury settled below the freezing point on Friday ni


Sunday, December 3, 2023Land-fraud case: Crime Branch files charge sheet against three brothers

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police's Crime Branch on Saturday filed a charge sheet against three brothers accused of duping a man of Rs 43 lakh after luring him to enter a deal for the sale of 2.5 kanal of their land in Samba district, an official said.
The Economic Offences Wing of the Crime Branch (Jammu) filed the 253-page charge sheet in court against Narayan Singh, Suram Singh and Chain Si


Sunday, December 3, 2023UAPA charges dropped against seven students, court grants bail

Srinagar: Seven students, who were arrested under the UAPA for allegedly raising objectionable slogans and celebrating the Indian cricket team's loss in the World Cup final, were Saturday granted bail by a court after police dropped charges under the stringent anti-terror law.
The students of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) in central Kashmir's Gand


Sunday, December 3, 2023Intelligence grid must be strengthened: IGP Kmr

Police, Army review security situation

Srinagar: Senior police and army officers Saturday reviewed the prevailing security situation in south Kashmir at separate meetings.
The security review meetings took place in Awantipora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, V K Birdi visited south Kashmir's Awantipora and chaired a security review meeting that focused on strategic initiatives to enhanc


Saturday, December 2, 2023Security forces won battles, established dominance over terrorism in J&K: Shah

‘All gaps along Pakistan, Bangladesh border to be plugged in next 2 years’

Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that the security forces have won battles and established their domination over terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir during then 10 years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi rule.
“During the 10 years of Shri Narendra Modi’s rule, we have succeeded in winning the battle in all three hotspots- Jammu and Kashmir, Left Wing Extremism affected areas and N


Saturday, December 2, 2023PM committed towards 100 % saturation of govt schemes: LG

Jammu: Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed towards 100 per cent saturation of government schemes and reaching out to the unreached, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that people should actively participate in the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra'.
Sinha further added that people should avail the "on-spot services" being provided and disseminate the informatio


Saturday, December 2, 2023Ex- J&K Co-op Bank chairman held in Rs 250-cr money laundering case by ED

Srinagar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested former J&K State Co-operative Bank chairman Mohammad Shafi Dar in connection with a Rs 250-crore money laundering case, officials said on Friday.
Dar was arrested along with Mohammad Hilal A Mir, the chairman of the River Jhelum Cooperative House Building Society, a "fictitious firm", according to the officials.
They said the two were prod


Saturday, December 2, 2023Communities’ disparity in power sharing by BJP figures in RSS organisational meet

“2 given priority in tickets distribution, political mandate; another ignored “

JAMMU: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS’) top brass’ sojourn in Jammu and its back to back meetings with all its sister organizations including its political wing of Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) to get the ground feedback of Jammu and Kashmir UT is backed with a focused aim beyond its routine schedule.
Though ‘Booth Jan Samvad Abhiyan’ remained the pivotal subject of discussion attended by sen


Saturday, December 2, 2023IAS officer Atal Dulloo takes over as CS of J&K

Jammu: Senior IAS officer Atal Dulloo on Friday took over as the new chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, and received a rousing reception from hundreds of civil secretariat employees here.
Dulloo succeeded Arun Kumar Mehta who retired at the end of November.
According to an order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Dulloo, a 1989-batch IAS officer of the Union Territories of Arunachal Pra


Saturday, December 2, 2023LeT terrorist killed in encounter in J&K

Srinagar: A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Friday.
Acting on specific intel regarding the presence of a terrorist in Arihal village of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area on Thursday, a police spokesman said.
During the search operatio


Saturday, December 2, 2023BJP holds meetings to discuss poll strategy

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP on Friday held meetings of its top leaders here, discussed the strategy for the forthcoming parliamentary elections and reviewed a booth-level outreach programme.
The meetings were chaired by the BJP national general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh and the party in-charge of J&K Tarun Chugh.
In the first meeting, the senior leadership reviewed


Saturday, December 2, 2023KDA, Apex Body to prepare strategy for HPC meet on Dec 4

Srinagar: Ahead of the deliberations with High Powered Committee in New Delhi on December 04, the leaders of Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) and Apex Body are holding talks a day before to chalk a strategy given the Central Government has already agreed to discuss issues as per Terms of References (ToRs).
Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) and Apex Body Leh an amalgam of political, religious, tra


Saturday, December 2, 2023 Suresh Raina appointed as youth voter awareness ambassador of J&K

Srinagar: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K Pandurang K Pole on Friday appointed former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina as youth voter awareness Ambassador for the Union Territory.
While presenting a letter to Raina, the CEO said that Suresh Raina being a cricket legend and a revered figure in India holds considerable influence, particularly among the youth.
“This influence can be harnessed to e


Saturday, December 2, 2023Snowfall in Sonamarg night temp rises at several places

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Sonamarg tourist resort recorded light snowfall for the second day on Friday while the Meteorological Department forecast significant improvement in weather across the Union Territory, officials said.
The three-week dry spell in Kashmir ended on Thursday with snowfall in the higher reaches of the Valley and rains in the plains.
While snowfall was recorded in Gulmar


Saturday, December 2, 2023PM proposes to host COP33 in India in 2028

Dubai : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India is among the few countries which is on course to meet Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) as part of efforts to combat climate change and proposed that the country will host COP33 in 2028.
“India is committed to UN Framework for Climate Change process. That is why, from this stage, I propose to host COP33 Summit in India in


Friday, December 1, 2023PM congratulates Sarpanch from Jammu for owning tractor, says 'I do not even have bicycle'

Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while interacting with beneficiaries of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra via video conferencing on Thursday, congratulated a Sarpanch from Jammu's border area for being the owner of a tractor that was purchased using Kisan Credit Card.
The Prime Minister said, "You have a tractor, I do not even have a bicycle."
Balveer Kaur, Sarpanch of village Rangpur and a


Friday, December 1, 2023Govt determined to create fear-free, terrorism-free J&K, says LG Sinha

'IP facilitation centre to provide handholding to MSMEs'; Launches new portal of DI&PR

Jammu: Asserting that the divine land of Jammu & Kashmir in a true sense has been transformed as a 'Paradise on Earth' under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Leutinanat Governor Manoj Sinh said that the administration is determined to create fear-free and terrorism-free Union Territorty.
"The administration has been successful in dismantling the ecosystem of conflict profiteer


Friday, December 1, 2023ED carries out raids in Rs 250cr money laundering case in J&K

Srinagar: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday searched six places in connection with a Rs 250-crore money laundering case in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
The searches included the premises of the former chairman of Jammu and Kashmir State Cooperative Bank Limited, they said. Earlier the officials had mentioned that the case pertained to J-K Bank.
The fraud was in the name of the ficti


Friday, December 1, 2023BJP struck with one more dilemma of hierarchical ‘one upmaship’…..!

Below 40 yrs age ‘rider’ not auguring well for ‘seniors’…..?

Jammu: For J&K unit of BJP it seems like never ending dilemma of addressing one upmanship of seniors on one hand and executing directives from central leadership which are contrary to their expectations-this time on the rider of age group. In the booth programmes going on across the UT, the main speakers mandatorily have to be of less than 40 years old.
The launch of mass contact programme was p


Friday, December 1, 2023Centre allocates additional 293 MW to meet power demand in winters

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is all set to receive 293 Megawatt (MW) of power supply from the centre from tomorrow (December 1).
Principal Secretary Power Development Department H. Rahesh Prasad said, “Central government has allocated 293 MW more power to Jammu and Kashmir government.”
He said the supply will be received from December-01. “This is in addition to the recently purchased 500 MW agr


Friday, December 1, 2023Anand Marriage Registration: Rules unveiled, Tehsildars appointed as registrars in J&K

SRINAGAR: In a significant development, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has introduced the "Jammu and Kashmir Anand Marriage Registration Rules, 2023," under the authority of the Anand Marriage Act, 1909.
These rules, in accordance with the Ministry of Home Affairs Notification S.O. 1467(E) dated April 2016, have been established to streamline the process of registering Anand Marriages,


Friday, December 1, 2023J&K to criminalize disharmony promoting social media: DGP

Jammu: Posting any content on social media that promotes disharmony will be a criminal offence in Jammu and Kashmir, DGP R R Swain said on Thursday.
A new provision under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) will be introduced into the effect, the J&K director general of police said.
Posting such messages or videos by "terrorists, separatists or anti-national elements" will be a


Friday, December 1, 2023Fresh snowfall in upper reaches of Valley receive, plains lash by rains

Several roads closed, min temp rise; MeT predicts improvement from today

Srinagar: The famous ski-resort, Gulmarg and several other places of Kashmir experienced fresh snowfall while the rains lashed plains on Thursday. However, the weatherman here has predicted improvement in weather conditions from tomorrow.
According to reports, scores of places including Sonamarg, Machil, Bhaderwah, ChowkibalTangdhar, Keran, Gulmarg, Doodhpathri and other areas experienced fresh


Friday, December 1, 2023Commissioners of SMC, JMC appointed as administrators

SRINAGAR: In a recent development, the Jammu and Kashmir government has taken a significant step to address the challenges arising from the expiration of the terms of elected representatives in the Municipal Corporations of Srinagar and Jammu.
The government, invoking Section 427 of the Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Corporation Act, 2000, has issued an order titled the "Jammu and Kashmir Municipal


Friday, December 1, 2023Jury still out, no convincing answer by Pak on why it broke ceasefire at IB: BSF

Jharkhand: The jury is still out as to why Pakistan recently broke the long agreed-upon ceasefire along the International Border with no "convincing" explanation offered by their officers during flag meetings, BSF director general (DG) Nitin Agrawal said on Thursday.
Agrawal was speaking to reporters during the annual press meet at a Border Security Force camp in the 'Meru' area of Hazaribag in


Friday, December 1, 2023Exit polls predict edge for Cong in Chhattisgarh, Telangana; advantage BJP in MP, Rajasthan

New Delhi: Most exit polls on Thursday predicted an edge to the Congress in Chhattisgarh and Telangana while forecasting that it was advantage BJP in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Pollsters also indicated that in Mizoram, Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) was locked in a close race with the Mizo National Front (MNF) with the Congress and the BJP lagging behind.
While the BJP is in power in the 230-


Thursday, November 30, 2023Four J&K bills among 18 listed for winter session of Parliament

Centre mulls to enhance strength of J&K Assembly from 107 to 114, extend provisions of women’s quota

Jammu: The Union government has listed 18 bills including four related to Jammu & Kashmir for passage for discussion in the winter session of Parliament commencing on December 4.
According to a bulletin issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, 18 bills listedincluding four related to J&K, and three to replace the criminal laws, during the Winter Session of Parliament.
The government also plans to b


Thursday, November 30, 2023Auctions for 20 minerals including J&K's lithium worth Rs 45,000 crore launched

Jammu: To boost the exploration and extraction of critical and strategic minerals, the government on Wednesday launched auctions for 20 blocks of such minerals including 5.9-million-tonne lithium reserves discovered in Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir.
This will first ever auction of critical and strategic minerals by the mines ministry after the government amended mining laws during the monsoo


Thursday, November 30, 2023Dark phase of J&K in past had destroyed future of youth: LG

Jammu: Asserting that peace is the pre-requisite for development of a progressive society, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said the youths are now marching forward with a new resolve to realise their aspirations as the dark phase of Jammu and Kashmir in the past had destroyed their future.
Sinha said India, which has emerged as the fifth largest economy, assigned a crucial role to t


Thursday, November 30, 2023Senior IAS officer Atal Dulloo appointed chief secretary of J&K

Jammu: Senior IAS officer Atal Dulloo has been appointed as chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, replacing Arun Kumar Mehta who is due to superannuate at the end of this month.
Dulloo (57), a 1989-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, has earlier served in various capacities in Jammu and Kashmir, including finan


Thursday, November 30, 2023DCs, ADCs apptd as administrators of Municipal Councils, Committees

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday appointed Deputy Commissioner and Additional District Development Commissioners (DCs) as Administrators of Municipal Councils (ADCs) and Municipal Committees for a period of 6 months.
The development comes weeks after the five-year term of Jammu Municipal Corporation and Srinagar Municipal Corporation came to an end. The five-year term of JM


Thursday, November 30, 2023Migrant labour overtaking upon locals’ lethargy, making hay

JAMMU: The southern district of Jammu and Kashmir starting from R.S Pura to Hiranagar is considered as the rice bowl of the UT and thousands of hectares of land is under the Paddy cultivation.
With Paddy harvesting season in its halfway in Jammu region, migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa are making a beeline in villages, where they are being hired by the farmers, in wake of lab


Thursday, November 30, 2023FIR lodged against NIT student for allegedly sharing derogatory video

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday said it has filed a case for promoting religious enmity between communities against a student of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) here for allegedly sharing a derogatory video on social media.
Students had protested at the NIT in the Nigeen locality of the city here alleging the social media post hurt their religious sentiments.
The FIR was registered und


Thursday, November 30, 202324X7 power supply possible once losses dip below 15 %: Pr Secy PDD

Jammu: Seeking cooperation from the consumers, the Principal Secretary, Power Development Department (PDD, H Rajesh Prasad said that the reliable and affordable 24X7 power supply is only possible after losses dip to below 15 percent in the Union Territory, which is presently higher than the national average.
He further said that consumers can play a key role in bringing power losses do


Thursday, November 30, 2023Money laundering case: Land of Rs 1.21 cr attached in probe against Lal Singh

Jammu: The Enforcement Directorate Wednesday said it has attached a land worth Rs 1.21 crore as part of a money laundering investigation against former Jammu and Kashmir minister Choudhary Lal Singh, his wife and an educational trust run by her.
The land belongs to R B Educational Trust (RBET) and a provisional order has been issued to attach it under the provisions of the Prevention of Money La


Thursday, November 30, 2023Min temp decreases in Kmr, rain brings chill in Jammu

Jammu: The minimum temperature decreased by several degrees in Kashmir but settled above the freezing point at most places as the higher reaches of the valley brace for light to moderate snowfall, officials said on Wednesday.
Moreover, the light rain in eveining brings chill in Jammu.
The twin resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam were the only weather stations which registered sub-zero minimum


Thursday, November 30, 2023Manipur's rebel group UNLF signs peace pact with govt, HM Shah calls it historic

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday signed a peace agreement with United National Liberation Front (UNLF), Manipur's oldest militant organisation dominated by the majority Meitei community, under which the rebel group has agreed to renounce violence.
The development comes days after the ban on the group under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) was extended for five year


Wednesday, November 29, 2023Army vigilant to stop any infiltration attempts at LoC

Our soldiers alert with new generation weapons, says official

Jammu: The Indian Army has stepped up its vigilance along the Line of Control (LOC) in Kupwara district of North Kashmir, constantly striving to thwart any attempts ofPakistan infiltration as it usually peaks before the onset of winter
Moreover, number of terror incidents increased in recent months in J&K prompting security forces to strengthen security grid along LoC as well as in hinterland. A


Wednesday, November 29, 2023India to auction of 20 mineral blocks today, J&K's lithium may figure in list

Jammu: The Union ministry of mines Wednesday will conduct the first-ever auction of 20 critical and strategic mineral blocks including those of lithium, potash, graphite and molybdenum.
From mobile phones to electric vehicles, solar panels, semiconductors and wind turbines, all modern technologies are dependent on critical minerals such as lithium, graphite, cobalt, thalium and rare earth elemen


Wednesday, November 29, 2023J&K girl urges PM Modi to build better roads to school

Jammu: Following in the footsteps of little Seerat Naaz, a schoolgirl from the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, who urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lift her school from dire straits and ensure better learning ambience and infrastructure for herself and her mates in a viral video, a ‘Divyang’ (disabled) girl from Udhampur district has now come forward with a similar request for the coun


Wednesday, November 29, 2023Softer provision of UAPA invoked against arrested students: Police

JKSA urges HM, LG to drop charges

SRINAGAR: After it faced flak from a section of politicians, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday defended booking under UAPA seven university students who had raised objectionable slogans after the Indian cricket team's in the World cup final, saying it had invoked a "softer provision" of the anti-terror law.
Several politicians, including the former J-K chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Om


Wednesday, November 29, 2023JKAS officer suspended for violation of rules

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has suspended a land department official for violation of rules in connection with transfer of officials in the Union Territory.
0"Pending enquiry into his conduct, Abdul Hafiz Shah, Regional Director, Survey and Land Records, Anantnag, is hereby placed under suspension, with immediate effect in terms of Rule 31 of Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Cla


Wednesday, November 29, 2023BJP’s ‘Maha Jan Sampark’ program losing initial vigor

Thin public participation, dull response worrying for leadership…?

Jammu: BJP’s Maha Jan Sampark Abhiyaan \mass contact programme to reach out to every household across UT that began in October with poll driven vigor is losing that energy not at the level of workers or leaders, instead public involvement. Thin participation of public even in areas that are considered party’s strongholds has become a worrying matter for the leadership.
Sources said even as thi


Wednesday, November 29, 2023Hydro potential in J&K moving ahead: R K Singh

'5 projects under construction, lot of investment is coming in'

Jammu: Union Power Minister R K Singh said on Tuesday said that hydro potential in Jammu & Kashmir too is moving ahead and a lot of investment is coming in.
He added that five hydel projects are under construction in Jammu & Kashmir. "Hence, our hydro potential in Jammu & Kashmir too is moving ahead and a lot of investment is coming in," Singh said during his visit the 2,000 MW Subansiri Low


Wednesday, November 29, 2023Vigilant locals’ thwart heroin purchase, supplier escapes

Drug addict found unconscious in Jmu, another booked under PSA

Jammu: Despite the Jammu and Kashmir government's stringent measures, drug abuse cases continue to rise in the region.
Official data from the Central Government reveals that nearly 10 lakh people, around 8% of the total population of Jammu and Kashmir, are affected by drug abuse.
In a recent spate of incidents in the Jammu district on Tuesday, a 35-year-old man from Rajiv Nagar was hospitalize


Wednesday, November 29, 2023End of ordeal: All 41 workers rescued from collapsed Silkyara tunnel

Uttarkashi: Rescue workers pulled out all 41 workers trapped in Uttarakhand's Silkyara tunnel in a multi-agency rescue operation that hovered between hope and despair for almost 17 days.
Union minister V K Singh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami welcomed the workers as National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) men brought them out through a steel chute that lined a 60-metre passag


Wednesday, November 29, 2023Kashmir braces up for 2 day wet spell from today

Srinagar: With the improvement in foggy weather conditions as well as in minimum temperatures across the Valley, the weatherman here has predicted two-day wet spell in Kashmir, saying that the light snow and rainfall is expected for the next two days.
Deputy Director, Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that light rains and snowfall is expected at fairly widespread places from


Wednesday, November 29, 2023J&K's Sheetal Devi becomes World No. 1 Para Archer

First Indian athlete ever to win laurel

Jammu: Following her success in securing two gold medals at the Para Asian Games, Sheetal Devi has ascended two positions to claim the top spot in the para world archery rankings for the women's compound open category.
Rakesh Kumar, who won three gold medals at recently-concluded Para Asian Championship, also moved up two places to become world No 3, behind Nathan Macqueen of Great Britain and M