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Friday, July 19, 2024PM Modi chairs high-level meeting amid rising terror attacks in Jammu

Jammu: Amid the rising cases of terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security – which also includes Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. According to a report, the PM directed full deployment of armed forces’ counter-terror capabilities.
The Prime Minister spoke to Shah, National Secu


Friday, July 19, 20242 terrorists killed as Army foils infiltration bid along LoC; two jawan in Doda gunfight

Jammu: Two terrorists were killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district simultaneously two army personnel were injured in a gunfight with terrorists in a Doda district on Thursday.
“Two terrorists were killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara


Friday, July 19, 2024Top HCBA leader’s unclaimed hut on Forest land seized in Pahalgam

Fourth Kashmir advocate Mohammad Ashraf Bhat arrested, booked under PSA, lodged in Kathua jail

SRINAGAR: While the authorities have sealed an unclaimed hut, raised illegally on the land of the Government’s Forest Department in Pahalgam, another former functionary of Srinagar-based High Court Bar Association (HCBA), Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, has been arrested from his Srinagar residence, booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA), shifted to Jammu and lodged in a jail in Kathua.
Well informed so


Friday, July 19, 2024NGT orders immediate action in Shopian jaundice outbreak

Contaminated water identified as source; long-term measures mandated

SRINAGAR: In a significant ruling, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has mandated urgent interventions and long-term preventative measures following a severe jaundice outbreak in Shopian. The outbreak, which has been traced to contaminated water sources, has prompted swift legal and regulatory action to safeguard public health.
The serene town of Shopian, known for its picturesque landscapes and


Friday, July 19, 2024LG asks people to work together with administration to protect ancient shrines

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Thursday called upon the people to work together with the administration to preserve and protect the ancient shrines and places of religious importance in the Union Territory.
Sinha also paid obeisance at the Mata SidhlakshmiAsthapan, Lokbhawan, Anantnag, on the auspicious occasion of 'Har Bah'. He prayed for the well-being of all and p


Friday, July 19, 2024India won't allow even a gram of drugs to enter or exit country: Shah

Virtually inaugurates NCB Zonal Office at Srinagar

Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday said India is working on a system that will not allow "even a gram" of drugs to come into the country or trafficked abroad, as he exhorted anti-narcotics agencies to adopt a "ruthless" approach to dismantle supply chains.
He was addressing senior officials of the central and state anti-narcotics agencies during the 7th apex-level meeting of NCORD, or


Friday, July 19, 2024J&K's power sector reforms struggle amid 40 percent electricity loss rate

Govt targets power theft, inefficiencies in response to public outcry

JAMMU: Despite the Jammu and Kashmir government's significant investment in power sector reforms and various schemes amounting to crores of rupees, the region continues to grapple with a daunting Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) electricity loss rate of 40 percent.
This persistent issue underscores the ongoing challenges within the power sector, hindering economic growth and the efficie


Friday, July 19, 2024PET Scan service begins in GMC- J

Jammu: In a landmark initiative, the much-awaited PET Scan services started on Thursday at State Cancer Institute, Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu.
As per the official handout, the Nuclear Medicine team headed by Prof.Ashutosh Gupta, Principal GMC Jammu who is himself a well-known oncologist, performed first PET scan. The other team members from Nuclear Medicine and Radiodiagnosis


Friday, July 19, 2024Online Transfer Drive announced for School Education Department

Teachers, Masters, Lecturers, and Principals can apply online from July 22

SRINAGAR: The education department has initiated the Online Transfer Drive for 2024.
This drive is applicable to Teachers, Masters, Lecturers, Principals, and equivalent roles, including Headmasters, ZEOs, and other administrative positions within the educational sector.
The notification detailing the conditions, procedures, and schedule for the Online Transfer Drive for the academic year 2024-


Friday, July 19, 2024Kargil anniversary event: Proxy war we see today continuation of same mindset that hasn't changed: CDS

New Delhi: Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan on Thursday hailed the heroics of Indian bravehearts in the Kargil war 25 years ago and said all efforts of Pakistan clearly "fell short of its aim" during the 1999 conflict.
"The proxy war that we witness today is a continuation of the same ideology and mindset that has not changed," he said.
Speaking at the 'Kargil Diwas Honours' hosted b


Friday, July 19, 2024No end to human ambition, people should work for mankind: RSS chief

Jharkhand: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said in the course of self-development, a man may want to become 'superman', then 'Devta' and 'Bhagwan' and aspire for 'vishwaroop', but nobody is certain what lies ahead.
He also said that some people, despite being human, lacked human qualities and they should inculcate it first.
Addressing a village-level workers me


Friday, July 19, 2024No tents in Gulmarg without permission: GDA

Srinagar: Citing environmental concerns and illegal activities, the Gulmarg Development Authority (GDA) on Thursday informed that no tents will be allowed in Gulmarg without proper permission.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gulmarg Development Authority, Waseem Raja
In a communique said that to protect the eco-fragile zone of Gulmarg and maintain its status as a world-famous tourist destination,


Thursday, July 18, 2024Security forces, terrorists exchange fire twice within span of 4hours

Joint search ops underway in Desa forest belt

Jammu: Security forces and terrorists exchanged fire twice briefly within a span of four hours in a forest area in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, officials said on Wednesday.
Village Defence Guards (VDGs) also opened fire on observing suspicious movement outside their village, while two explosive shells were recovered from Gandoh area, they said.
The exchange of fire was first reported at K


Thursday, July 18, 2024Won't let terrorists escape, says VDGs

Doda: Dozens of Village Defence Guards (VDGs), armed with .303 rifles, are helping security forces in the Desa forest of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district in their search for the terrorists who killed four soldiers on Monday night.
The VDGs have vowed not to let the terrorists escape the area, but say their slower bolt-action weapons must be replaced by more sophisticated automatic rifles to cou


Thursday, July 18, 2024SFs target terror support networks to thwart Pak-backed terror activities

Jammu: Amid Pakistan's attempts to further push terrorists into the Jammu region, security forces are focusing on stopping infiltration and targeting the terrorist support network in the area to curb terrorist activities.
A report quoting sources in the security forces said the Pakistan Army has provided large-scale support including weapons, special forces-trained personnel and hi-tech communic


Thursday, July 18, 2024LG congratulate CJ Kotiswar for his appointment as judge of SC

Jammu: The Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday congratulated and extended his best wishes Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh on his appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India
As per spokesperson of Raj Bhawan, Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh today met Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.
It is


Thursday, July 18, 2024Amarnath Yatra : Rijiju visits Baltal to take stock of arrangements for pilgrims

3,700 devotees leave Jammu base camp

Srinagar: Union Minister for Parliamentary affairs and Minority affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday visited the Baltal base camp and took stock of the arrangements for the on-going Amarnath Yatra in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, officials said.
Rijiju reached Baltal base camp this morning and took stock of arrangements including security, health and other facilities set up for the devotees


Thursday, July 18, 2024Terrorists now focusing on Jammu: Karan Singh

Jammu: On recent incidents of terror attacks in the Jammu region, senior Congress leader Dr. Karan Singh said on Wednesday that it is a matter of grave concern and further stated that the terrorists have now started to focus on Jammu.
“There is no doubt that it is a matter of grave concern. For years, terrorists executed their actions in the Kashmir valley. With great difficulty and courage, the


Thursday, July 18, 2024Enemy will pay heavy price, says DGP on Doda encounter

Jammu: The Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, RR Swain, said that every policeman in the force will “fight shoulder to shoulder and avenge” following a militant attack in the Doda region that claimed the lives of four Indian army personnel.
“Every single policeman of J&K Police will fight shoulder to shoulder and avenge; we will make sure the enemies pay a heavy price,” Swain stated.


Thursday, July 18, 2024Congress to launch stir against terror activities, unbridled powers to LG in J&K

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Congress will on Friday launch an agitation against the alleged failure of the BJP-led government to check growing terror activities and its decision to give unbridled powers to the Lt Governor ahead of the assembly polls in the Union Territory.
Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Vikar Rasool Wani on Wednesday said, "The agitation will start at the state level and be t


Thursday, July 18, 2024Might be his personal view, says J&K ADGP

Srinagar: A senior police officer on Wednesday said DGP R R Swain's statement on regional parties hobnobbing with terrorist leaders might have been his personal opinion as Jammu and Kashmir Police is an apolitical force.
The director general of police (DGP) had on Monday claimed that Pakistan infiltrated all aspects of civil society in Jammu and Kashmir during the peak of militancy and that regi


Thursday, July 18, 2024Excise case: Kejriwal challenges arrest by CBI in Delhi HC, terms it 'insurance arrest'

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal challenged in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday his arrest by the CBI in a corruption case stemming from the alleged excise policy scam and contended that it was an "insurance arrest" to ensure that he stays in prison.
Justice Neena Bansal Krishna, who conducted the proceedings on a holiday on account of Muharram, heard the arguments advanced by the lawy


Wednesday, July 17, 2024Captain among 4 Army personnel killed in Doda encounter, intense search for terrorists underway

SFs committed to eliminating scourge of terrorism: Rajnath Singh; We will avenge death of our soldiers, says LG Sinha

Jammu: Four Army personnel, including a captain, were killed in a fierce gunfight with heavily armed terrorists of Pakistan-based banned outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Doda district, the third major terror incident in Jammu region in three weeks.
The attack on Monday night, which came a week after terrorists ambushed an Army patrol vehicle in Kathua district killing five soldiers and injuring


Wednesday, July 17, 2024Committed to eliminate scourge of terrorism in J&K, says Army

Jammu: The Udhampur-based northern command is committed to eliminate the scourge of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said on Tuesday, as it paid tribute to four soldiers who died in a gunfight with heavily armed terrorists in Doda district.
The Army said it has been conducting a series of joint and coordinated operations with Jammu and Kashmir Police to eliminate foreign terrorists who h


Wednesday, July 17, 2024Political parties slam J&K Police Chief for accusing them of hobnobbing with terrorists

Srinagar: Mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday united in their criticism of Director General of Police (DGP) R R Swain's recent remark that regional outfits are collaborating with terror leaders for "political gains".
While PDP president Mehbooba Mufti demanded Swain's dismissal, the National Conference (NC) and the People's Conference slammed the police chief's comment a


Wednesday, July 17, 2024J&K attacks: Our soldiers, their families bearing brunt of BJP's wrong policies: Rahul

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday attacked the Centre after four soldiers were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda, with Rahul Gandhi asserting that the government should take full responsibility for the repeated security lapses and take strict action against the culprits.
Four Army personnel, including an officer, died after being injured in a gunfight with heavily armed terrori


Wednesday, July 17, 2024Prez appoints Justice N Kotiswar as Judge of SC

Justice Tashi Rabistan to function as CJ of J&K HC

Srinagar: The President of India on Tuesday appointed Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, as judge of the Supreme Court.
The Union Ministry of Law & Justice today issued a notification regarding the appointment of Justice Kotiswar Singh as judge of the Supreme Court.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of


Wednesday, July 17, 2024JKSSB announces 4002 constable vacancies; 15 percent for women

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) has announced the opening of applications for 4002 Constable positions in the J&K Police, Home Department, under Advertisement Notification No. 01 of 2024.
This significant recruitment drive aims to bolster the J&K Police force by filling vacancies through direct recruitment. Applications will be accepted from July 30, 2024, until


Wednesday, July 17, 2024Pak infiltrated all aspects of civil society in J&K: DGP

Jammu: Director General of Police R R Swain on Monday said that Pakistan had infiltrated all important aspects of civil society in Jammu and Kashmir when it was in the grip of militancy, with mainstream parties cultivating leaders of terror networks for political gains.
It had become normal for these leaders to visit the homes of killed terrorists and sympathise with their victims in public, Swa


Wednesday, July 17, 20243 tourists killed in road accident in Ganderbal

Srinagar: Three tourists were killed on Tuesday in a road accident in Jammu & Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
Officials said that three tourists including two women were killed while a child sustained critical injuries after a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident in Sonamarg hill station in Ganderbal.
A taxi carrying tourists to zero point on the Zojila Pass from Sonamarg skidded


Wednesday, July 17, 2024NHM issues clarification on policies related to District Residency Program

Says guidelines aim to streamline accommodation, food, transportation charges for PG Doctors

SRINAGAR: The National Health Mission (NHM) of Jammu and Kashmir has issued new clarifications regarding the District Residency Programme (DRP) to ensure that postgraduate doctors receive adequate support during their postings.
The guidelines address accommodation, food, and transportation issues, aiming to strengthen healthcare services in remote areas of the state.
In an official communicatio


Wednesday, July 17, 2024Punjab Police inducts 3 Army-Trained QRTs in Pathankot to tackle terror eventualities

Pathankot: The Punjab Police has inducted three quick response teams (QRTs), specially trained by the Army, in Pathankot district to tackle any eventuality such as terror attack or hostage situation, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
These highly trained QRTs, which will be deployed in three subdivisions of the border district, will be equipped with specialised vehicles which are fitted w


Wednesday, July 17, 2024Over 4,100 pilgrim leave Jammu base camp to join Amarnath Yatra

200 tonnes of waste processed in 20 days

Jammu: Amid heightened security, over 4,100 pilgrims left Jammu city in the early hours of Tuesday for the twin base camps in Kashmir to join the Amarnath Yatra, officials said.
The security has been heightened in and around the base camps and the yatra route following ambush that left four soldiers, including an officer, dead in a gunbattle in Dessa area of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district.


Tuesday, July 16, 2024Three terrorists killed in Kashmir's Keran planned to attack Amarnath Yatra: Army

Srinagar: A day after three militants were killed along the Line of Control in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said they had input over the past few weeks that terrorists across the launch pad in the Keran sector were planning to infiltrate to “disrupt the normalcy in general and the Amarnath Yatra in particular."
Addressing a joint media conference, Brigadier N. L. Kulkarni said


Tuesday, July 16, 2024Brief gunfight between SF, terrorists in Doda

Jammu: A brief gunfight took place between the security forces and terrorists in a forest area in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said.
A police spokesperson said the exchange of fire between the two sides took place in the Desa forest area.
Further details are awaited, the spokesperson said in a statement tonight.
However, security sources said a brief encounter took


Tuesday, July 16, 2024Fight against 3 evils - terrorism, separatism and extremism - a priority in SCO: Jaishankar

Astana: With terrorism becoming a threat to regional and global peace, the perpetrators, facilitators, financiers and sponsors of heinous acts of terrorism “need to be identified and punished,” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, in a veiled jibe at Pakistan.
In a recent interview with Astana-based Kazinform News Agency, he also emphasised that the "fight against the three evils --


Tuesday, July 16, 2024Trucks carrying fruits, vegetables on NH to be given priority: Govt

Srinagar: While issuing an advisory for smooth movement of trucks on National Highway, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday said that trucks carrying fruits and vegetables on National Highway will be given priority.
“Agriculture and Horticulture sectors are critically important for the economy of J&K and the UT administration is fully committed to facilitate the growers and extend every


Tuesday, July 16, 2024Lakhanpur-Doda NH DPR ready; project to cut down distance by over 100 kms

Jammu: Committed to making Jammu and Kashmir a developed region in years to come, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has taken several steps, and as a part of this vision, the Lakhanpur-Doda highway will be made an all-weather connectivity for the overall progress of the region.
The connectivity as per the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the strategically important Lakhanpur-Basoh


Tuesday, July 16, 2024Amid tight security, thousands take part in Muharram procession

Srinagar: Amid tight security, the Shia community in Kashmir on Monday took out a Muharram procession on the traditional Guru Bazar-Dalgate route here to mark the eighth day of mourning of the death of Prophet Muhammad's grandson.
Some mourners carried Palestinian flags and called for an end to violence against people in Palestine, officials said.
The procession began at Guru Bazar locality in


Tuesday, July 16, 2024Jammu division produces 21.7crtable eggs around 400 lakh kg of poultry meat annually

Paucity of funds leaves ‘Model Poultry Villages’ project as non starter

JAMMU: Animal Husbandry department’s high-tech project to develop ‘Model Poultry Villages’ in each constituency of state to curtail import of poultry and poultry products has hit roadblock since last few years due to paucity of funds.
In the last meeting taken in mid 2016 by the then Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Ghani Kohli, Director Animal Husbandry department and th


Tuesday, July 16, 2024Political birds begin to change ‘nests’ for better position, prospects

‘Home coming’ in PDP, NC as they ditch PC, Apni Party, DPAP

Jammu: In politics nothing is permanent and affiliations change swiftly than predicted for space & survival. The political scene in Kashmir is showing it up all with political birds struggling to change their nests for ‘smooth flights’ in pursuit of better prospects.
In less than 2 months post conclusion of LS polls, politicians have begun to change their political address and identity by making


Tuesday, July 16, 2024CIC pulls up labour deptt for not providing info on RTI requests

Asks PIO to submit explanation over absence during hearing in 30 days or face action

SRINAGAR: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has taken decisive action against the Labour and Employment Department of Jammu & Kashmir for its prolonged silence on an RTI request.
The Central Information Commission (CIC), in a decision has mandated the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the Labour and Employment Department of Jammu & Kashmir to furnish relevant information to Meenakshi Ko


Tuesday, July 16, 2024Infiltration taking place from Punjab border, talks on to stem it: J&K DGP

Jagti : Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) R R Swain on Monday said an inter-state security meeting has deliberated on the new methods of infiltration by terrorists, who have been entering the state from the Punjab border.
"Some infiltration is taking place (through the borderline in Punjab) and it is a commonplace knowledge. We tried to deliberate between ourselves as to the new


Tuesday, July 16, 2024Amarnath Yatra: Chhari Mubarak rituals at Shankaracharya temple on August 4

4,800 pilgrims leave Jammu base camp to join pilgrimages

Jammu: Mahant Deependra Giri, Mahant Chhari Mubarak Swami Amarnath Ji on Monday announced that as per the age-old tradition, rituals namely ‘Bhoomi-Pujan’, ‘Navgrah Pujan’ and ‘Dhawajarohan’ connected with traditional commencement of annual pilgrimage of Chhari-Mubarak Swami Amarnath Ji shall be performed at Pahalgam on auspicious occasion of ‘Ashad-Purnima’ (Vyas-Purnima) that falls on Sunday, t


Tuesday, July 16, 2024Grenade, ammunition seized as SF conduct searches across Jammu

Jammu: Security forces conducted search operations at various places across the Jammu region on Monday, leading to the recovery of a grenade and some ammunition, officials said.
The cordon and search operations in different parts of Jammu, Doda and Reasi districts were carried out jointly by police, CRPF and the Army following a tip-off about movement of suspected persons, the officials said.


Monday, July 15, 2024Keran sector: Three terrorists killed as army foils infiltration bid along LoC

Srinagar : Three terrorists were killed in an anti-infiltration operation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Chinar Corps of Indian Army said. The security forces also recovered weapons and other war-like stores from the area.
“03x Terrorists have been eliminated in the ongoing anti-infiltration operation on the #LoC in Keran Sector, along wit


Monday, July 15, 2024In PM Modi's India, terrorists will go to hell or buried 7 Feet Under: MoS Home

Uma Bhagwati temple reopened after30 years in Anantnag in his presence

Anantnag : Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai said on Sunday that today under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, the country is living with a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism.
"This is PM Modi's India. Either you (terrorists) will go to hell, or you will be buried 7 feet below the ground. Choose yourself what you accept. You either go to India's jail or dedicate y


Monday, July 15, 2024'Hidden terrorism' trend emerges in J&K, security agencies on high alert

Srinagar: Security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir are grappling with what they call the "hidden threat" of "conservation and consolidation" tactics employed by infiltrating terrorists, which was evident in the recent ambushes and encounters in North Kashmir and Kathua district. Analysing the ambushes and encounters with terrorists, officials in the know of the matter said while security agencies a


Monday, July 15, 2024Centre explores options to open dialogue channels with Ladakhi groups

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju meets Kargil religious leaders to bridge widening gap

Jammu: The Centre seems to be exploring various options to open channels of communication with agitating groups—Leh Apex Body (LAB) and Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA)—in Ladakh by engaging them in “meaningful talks to resolve all contentious issues”.
In an apparent strategic move, Union Minister of Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs Kiren Rijiju visited Kargil town on Sunday to take pa


Monday, July 15, 2024Minorities safe in India: Rijiju

Srinagar: Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Minority Affairs Kiran Rijiju on Sunday said minorities are safe in India and being looked after well. "In the whole world, minorities are safer and being looked after well in India only", Union Minister Rijiju told media persons in Kargil on Sunday.
Rijuju was in Kargil to see the Muharram arrangements there. He also visited Isalmia School


Monday, July 15, 2024Kashmir youths demand 'meritocracy' in govt jobs

Srinagar: The decision to allocate only 40 per cent of positions for open merit in government job recruitments in Jammu and Kashmir has triggered widespread outrage among the youth in the Union Territory.
The move, which comes after accounting for reserved quotas, has led to opposition in various districts of the erstwhile state.
Contrary to past trends of supporting terrorism or separatism, th


Monday, July 15, 2024Delhi should bring people friendly laws for J&K: Azad

Srinagar: Democratic Progressive Azad Party Chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that Delhi should bring People-friendly laws for Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to reporters, Azad criticized the implementation of harsh laws and called for a more compassionate approach towards the region.
Azad said that people of Jammu and Kashmir are already suffering following the abrogation of Article 370 in 2


Monday, July 15, 2024Crackdown on Mian Qayoom continues as advocate nephew detained under PSA

Properties at several locations being sealed; Pak-linked lawyers under tight scanner

Srinagar: In a midnight operation, the Jammu and Kashmir police have lifted the detained advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom’s nephew from his Srinagar residence, shifted him to a Jammu jail and booked him under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
Knowledgeable sources said that a Police posse swooped down on the residence of Qayoom’s nephew Mian Muzaffar, who also happens to be an advocate, at Old Barzulla in


Monday, July 15, 2024PDP pledges to lift people of J&K out of hardship: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday pledged to lift the people of Jammu and Kashmir out of hardship and make the region a viable proposition within India.
Addressing a meeting to assess the recently concluded parliamentary elections, Mehbooba reiterated her commitment to his vision of lifting the people of Jammu and Kashmir out of hardship and m


Monday, July 15, 2024Kin seek PM's help after Jammu boy's body found in river Chenab in Pakistan

Jammu: The body of a youth who ended his life allegedly by jumping into the Chenab river here last month was recovered in Pakistan, following which his family sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to bring back the mortal remains for last rites. HarashNagotra, a resident of a border village in the Akhnoor sector, went missing on June 11 and his motorcycle was recovered on the banks o


Monday, July 15, 2024Giving more powers to LG necessary for development in J&K: BJP's Tarun Chugh

Jammu: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh on Sunday said vesting more powers in the hands of Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor was necessary to sustain the momentum of development and ensure good governance in the Union territory.
Chugh, who also serves as the party's in-charge for J&K, also came down heavily on National Conference vice president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah for “


Sunday, July 14, 2024Notification not amendment to J&K Reorganisation Act: MHA

'Assembly free to make laws barring matters of Police, Public Order’

Jammu: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday clarified that the notification is not an amendment to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, adding that the notification does not in any sense alter the balance of powers enshrined in the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.
“The notification dated 12th July 2024, regarding transaction of business rules is not an amendment


Sunday, July 14, 2024J&K political parties oppose Centre’s move

Jammu: Political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday voiced their strong opposition to the Centre’s move to vest more powers in the Union Territory’s Lieutenant Governor for taking decisions on matters related to police and all-India service officers.
While main regional outfits — the National Conference (NC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) — said the decision would “disempower” the


Sunday, July 14, 2024Eight crore jobs created in last 3-4 yrs: PM Modi

'It has silenced those spreading fake narratives'

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday emphasised that creation of eight crore new jobs in the last three to four years has "silenced" those spreading fake narratives about unemployment.
Quoting a recent report of Reserve Bank of India on the employment figure, the Prime Minister asserted the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government continues to prioritise stability and growth an


Sunday, July 14, 20243 killed, 24 injured as bus plunges into gorge in Doda

Jammu: Three people died and 24 were injured when a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a 200-foot-deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Saturday, officials said.
They said the accident took place near Bhatyas around 10.30 am when the private minibus was on its way to Thathri from Bhalessa.
The officials said a woman was found dead by the rescuers on the spot, while two more


Sunday, July 14, 2024Waqf Board’s income surges from Rs 26 crore to 40 crore in four years

Manages 73 Shrines, Mosques, owns 3379 commercial properties; 30 employees terminated since 2019

SRINAGAR: In a span of four years, the Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board's financial landscape has seen remarkable changes.
Despite rising expenditures, which increased from Rs 21.43 crore in 2019-20 to Rs 26.93 crore in 2022-23, the Board successfully boosted its income from Rs 24.95 crore to an impressive Rs 40.24 crore. This was revealed in an RTI filed by M.M. Shujha.
According to the RTI respon


Sunday, July 14, 2024Our borders fully safe, says MoS Home Nityanand Rai

Jammu: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, along with 78th battalion of Border Security Force (BSF) visited forward posts on the Indo-Pakistan Border area of Jammu and Kashmir in Bandipura District of Gurez Valley on Saturday and took stock of the security situation at an altitude of 12,000 feet.
MoS Home Nityanand Rai said that as our Jawans are engaged in guarding the cou


Sunday, July 14, 2024Kashmir 'Martyrs Day': Marches foiled, leaders claim 'house arrest'

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration Saturday foiled the plans of mainstream political parties, to pay homage to the 22 Kashmiri people killed by the army of a Dogra ruler on this day in 1931, by preventing them from taking out marches and putting several leaders under house arrest.
Several political leaders, including PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, claimed authorities have put them under house


Sunday, July 14, 2024Blaming Pak for terror not enough, self-introspection needed: Jitendra

Kathua: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said holding only Pakistan responsible for the recent spike in terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir is not sufficient as he called for self-introspection to end illegal activities, which benefit terrorism in the Union Territory.
He said the government is implementing a new strategy, which includes deployment of army in the higher reaches to ens


Sunday, July 14, 2024120-bed Bone & Joint Hospital in Srinagar to be ready by year-end

Srinagar: Orthopedic treatment facilities in Kashmir are set for a major upgrade as a new 120-bed block at the Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla, Srinagar, is slated for completion by the end of this year.
Despite previous delays, construction is now progressing rapidly, with a new deadline set for December 2024.
The hospital, which suffered severe damage from a fire in March 2022, has missed se


Sunday, July 14, 2024Ensure foolproof security for Muhurram: IGP Kmr to officers

Srinagar: Kashmir Inspector General of Police V K Birdi on Saturday directed security forces to increase surveillance and ensure foolproof security arrangements for Muhurram-related events in the valley.
Birdi chaired a security review meeting here which was attended by senior officers from the police force and its Criminal Investigation Department, Intelligence Bureau, Sashastra Seema Bal, Cent


Sunday, July 14, 2024HM Amit Shah stresses on need to provide employment opportunities in border areas

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday stressed the need to provide employment opportunities to residents of border villages and increase connectivity to prevent migration from such remote areas.
Reviewing the implementation of the "Vibrant Villages Programme" (VVP) at a high-level meeting here, Shah directed all concerned to continue the efforts being made by senior ministers and


Sunday, July 14, 2024NMC directs All Medical Colleges to set up ‘Tobacco Cessation Centres’

New Delhi: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has directed medical colleges across the country to set up ‘tobacco cessation centres’ to combat the adverse effects of tobacco use and promote public health.
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This initiative aims to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure by integrating specialised services for tobacco cessation into the educatio


Saturday, July 13, 2024MHA amends rules to widen administrative role of J&K LG

Proposals relating to transfer of administrative secretaries, AIS officers to be submitted to LG

Jammu: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday amended the transaction of business of the Government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Rules, 2019.
According to amendments made by the MHA, the proposals relating to transfer of administrative secretaries and cadre posts of All India Service (AIS) officers shall be submitted to the Lieutenant Governor of J&K by the administrative secret


Saturday, July 13, 2024'Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas' on June 25 to mark Emergency: Shah; Congress hits back

New Delhi: The government has decided to observe June 25, the day the Emergency was declared in 1975, as 'Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas' to commemorate the "massive contributions" of those who endured inhuman pains of the period, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Friday.
While the Congress slammed the Centre’s move as yet another "headline grabbing exercise in hypocrisy" by Prime Minister Nare


Saturday, July 13, 2024Govt sets motion for appointing special public prosecutors for UAPA cases

Appointee will operate under Director SIA

SRINAGAR: In a significant move, the Jammu and Kashmir government has initiated the process of appointing special public prosecutors to handle cases under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). This decision, aimed at ensuring effective prosecution of case related to unlawful activities, was outlined in a recent government order.
The detailed terms and conditions for these appo


Saturday, July 13, 2024In Khursheed Aalam’s exit, PC loses 6th veteran in a row

Ex- trade union leader quits Sajad’s party after Basharat Bukhari, Peerzada Mansoor, Mir Mohammad Fayaz, Nizamuddin Bhat

Srinagar: Former Member of Legislative Council (MLC) and a veteran trade union leader of yesteryears Mir Khursheed Aalam on Friday announced his resignation from Sajad Gani Lone’s Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference (PC).
In a statement, Aalam expressed his gratitude to the PC President Sajad Lone for the opportunity of working with his party. He said on a personal level he shares a brotherly b


Saturday, July 13, 2024Search operation launched after suspicious movement

Five more suspects lifted for questioning in Kathua

Jammu: Security forces in the Jammu district initiated a search operation in the border belt on Friday after receiving information about suspicious movement in the area, officials confirmed.
Eyewitnesses claimed that three armed individuals in uniform asked them for water and to use their mobile phone.
Heightened vigilance has been enforced, with the public urged to report any suspected activit


Saturday, July 13, 2024‘70% gram panchayats lack internet access across J&K’

Srinagar: Out of 4,299 gram panchayats (GPs) in Jammu and Kashmir, 2,993 lack broadband internet connection, an official data published on a Germany-based global data and business intelligence platform, revealed Friday.
As per reports, this makes up nearly 70 percent of panchayats lacking high-speed internet connectivity under the scheme.
BharatNet scheme, also known as the Nationa


Saturday, July 13, 20242,66,955 paid obeisance at Shri Amarnath Shrine so far

Fresh batch of 4,400 leaves from Jammu

Jammu: More than 4,400 people left Jammu to join the pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas on Friday, amid tight security arrangements, officials said.
They will leave for the shrine, at a height of 3,880 metre, after reaching the two base camps of the yatra -- Baltal and Pahalgam.
Till Thursday, 2,66,955 people paid obeisance at cave shrine, the officials sai


Saturday, July 13, 20242 soldiers die while undertaking critical repair work in Ladakh

Leh : Two soldiers lost their lives while undertaking critical repair of military equipment in Ladakh on Thursday, the Indian Army said.
The soldier, identified as Sankara Rao Gottapu, sustained fatal injuries in the accident.
"On 11 July 2024, around 1000 hr while undertaking critical repair of military equipment, Cfn Sankara Rao Gottapu sustained fatal injuries due to an accidental component


Saturday, July 13, 2024Anant Ambani weds Radhika Merchantat star-studded event

Mumbai: Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Asia's richest man, on Friday married pharmaceutical heiress and childhood sweetheart Radhika Merchant at a star-studded event attended by celebrities from across the globe, politicians, who's who of Hindi and south Indian cinema world and almost all the top cricketers of the country.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her sister Khloe, Nigerian rapper R


Saturday, July 13, 2024GoC White Knight Corps reviews security situation in distt Rajouri

Jammu: General-officer-Commanding White Knight Corps Lieutenant General Navin Sachdeva Friday visited Rajouri district's Kalakote belt and reviewed the security situation of the region.
The GOC commended troops for their professionalism in challenging conditions in the region, and exhorted them to maintain high state of morale and motivation.
"The GOC White Knight Corps, along with GOC Counter


Saturday, July 13, 2024Power connection mandatory for under construction buildings: KPDCL

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) has advised the owners of under-construction commercial and residential buildings to immediately apply for temporary connection (TC) in the concerned Electric Subdivision offices for running operations that require electricity.
The owners can apply for TC, after following due procedure as enshrined in the Supply Code and avail TC f