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Monday, October 3, 2022PM pays tributes to Gandhi, Shastri

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, and urged everyone to purchase khadi and handicraft products as a tribute to him.
He also fondly remembered India's second prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, whose birth anniversary too falls on October 2, noting that he is admired across the country for his simplicity and decisiveness.


Monday, October 3, 2022Kashmiri apples make an appearance at UAE

Jammu: A UAE-based business conglomerate, which has more than 50 supermarkets in the GCC countries, is showcasing Kashmiri apples in its stores, giving a boost to the export of the superior quality apples from India to the international market.
The flavoursome premium apples native to Kashmir are considered one of the best quality apples harvested mainly in the months of September-October.
We a


Monday, October 3, 2022IAF to induct indigenously built Light Combat Helicopter

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct on Monday the first batch of indigenously-developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), in a boost to its combat prowess as the multi-role platform is capable of firing a range of missiles and other weapons.
The LCH, developed by state-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), has been primarily designed for deployment in high-altitude regi


Monday, October 3, 2022Dangerous Ramban-Banihal stretch turns major challenge for NHAI

No progress on tunnels along landslide-prone stretch; no penalty on any contractor firms so far; Chances of meeting 2025 deadline bleak

Jammu: The treacherous 36-km-long Ramban-Banihal section on Jammu-Srinagar national highway continues to pose a major challenge to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in executing the widening of existing Jammu-Srinagar highway into four-lane road as work on some dangerous patches is yet to begin.
According to the details shared by the NHAI, Ramban-Banihal stretch has been divided int


Monday, October 3, 2022Over 7.6 million persons covered,5 Lakh patients treated across J&K

SRINAGAR: Over 7.6 million persons in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory have been covered under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) and Sehat Scheme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, also known as Ayushman Bharat or the National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) or Modicare, on 23 September 2018.
After two years of successful implementatio


Monday, October 3, 2022Kashmir experiences seasons first snowfall

Srinagar: Higher reaches of Kashmir valley including Affarwat in Gulmarg experienced seasons first snowfall while plains lashed by rains resulting in drop in night temperature, officials said.
Higher reaches of Kashmir valley including Affarwat and Pir Panjal Range of mountains experienced light snowfall during the late night, Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said.
He said there h


Monday, October 3, 2022BJP trying to pitch Gujjars against Paharis: Mehbooba

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti alleged on Sunday that the BJP is trying to pitch Gujjars against Paharis in the Jammu region and appealed to the communities to stand united to foil its designs.
"There is a lot of tension in the Pir Panjal region for the last few days since there is a talk of reservation for the Pahari community. Brothers have been turned into foes and they are baying for


Monday, October 3, 20221 held with sticky IED

Jammu: In yet another major breakthrough, police arrested one terrorist with sticky bomb (magnetic improvised explosive device) and Indian currency in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Kathua, Ramesh Kotwal said that one terrorist identified as Zakir Hussain Bhat alias Umar Farooq of Malad, Billawar was arrested on specific inputs in Kathua.
“Police teams co


Monday, October 3, 2022Pak-based LeT behind recent blasts in Udhampur, says DGP

‘Former terrorists under watch, measures being strengthened to deal with air-dropping of weapons’

Jammu: Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit was behind the recent twin blasts in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur which were carried out ahead of high profile visit of the Union home minister to convey all is not well in the Union Territory, DGP Dilbag Singh said on Sunday.
He said the case was cracked within three days with the arrest of a recyled terrorist with five more improvised explosi


Monday, October 3, 2022Violence has no place in civilised society: Sinha

Srinagar: Violence has no place in a civilised society, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Sunday, appealing to the "misguided" youth to shun the path of violence and join the mainstream.
Sinha's remarks came at a function at SKICC here.
"Violence has no place in a civilised society. Truth and non-violence were the true powerful instruments of Bapu (Mahatama Gandhi). I ur


Monday, October 3, 2022Militant killed, Cop martyred, Jawan injured in two encounters in Kashmir

Terrorists will be given unforgettable lesson for heinous act, says LG

Srinagar: A militant was killed, a cop attainted martyrdom while a CRPF personnel sustained injuries in two separate encounters across Kashmir region.
Officials told The News Now, the cop was martyred and CRPF personnel sustained injuries inPulwama while militant was neutralised in Shopian district.
They said that a policeman was martyred and a CRPF personnel injured when militants attacked a s


Monday, October 3, 20226 new COVID cases in J&K

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded six fresh Covid cases on Sunday that took the infection tally to 4,79,163, officials said.
No Covid-related fatality was reported in the past 24 hours and the death toll stands at 4,785, they said.
Of the new cases, two were reported from Jammu division and the rest from Kashmir valley, officials said.
There are 111 active cases while the overall recoveries


Sunday, October 2, 2022No other country `practices terrorism' like Pak does: EAM

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said no other country "practices terrorism" the way Pakistan does.
Speaking on "Rising India and the World: Foreign Policy in Modi Era" here, he said the Narendra Modi government's diplomacy made other countries take the issue of terrorism seriously.
"No other country practices terrorism in the manner in which Pakistan has done. Yo


Sunday, October 2, 2022Devika project near completion: Jitendra

‘Rs 52 cr proposed for Katra under PRASHAD Scheme’

Jammu: Taking strong exception to the delay caused by the irresponsible behaviour of the Contracting Agency, the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that that North India’s first national river rejuvenation project of Devika will be fully completed before the year end within the next two-three months.
“The project which was launched by Prime Minister Modi, is being directly monitored by the Ce


Sunday, October 2, 2022Elected as chairman of Democratic Azad Party

Jammu: Former Chief Minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state Ghulam Nabi Azad has been elected the chairman of his newly formed Democratic Azad Party (DAP), a party leader said on Saturday.
A resolution to this effect was passed at a founder members session, which was held both in Jammu and Srinagar, the leader said, adding the decision was unanimous.
Azad, 73, who quit the Congress on


Sunday, October 2, 2022G N Azad euphoria gradually waning..!

Leaders with political stature repentant of ‘decision’ in haste …?

Jammu: Ghulam Nabi Azad’s whirlwind entry on J&K’s political turf in less than a month’s time has emptied the air of excitement among those who instantly joined him after he quit Congress. Many of them are a dispirited lot and said to be repentant of their decision of parting ways with the grand old party in haste.

Sources said even Azad’s staunch loyalists have begun to realize that political


Sunday, October 2, 2022J&K science council to set up centre to facilitate patent filing

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Science, Technology and Innovation Council (JKST&IC) is setting up a centre to help researchers protect their intellectual property rights, officials on Saturday said.
The facilitation-cum-information centre is being set up in collaboration with the Union government's department of Science and Technology (DST), a senior government official said.
Saurabh Bhagat, Comm


Sunday, October 2, 2022Over 2.2 L pilgrims visit Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in 5 days

Devotees demand moreRFID cards, Yatra slip counters

Jammu: About 2.2 lakh pilgrims from across the country paid obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine during the first five days of Navratri, which was started on September 26, official sources said.
Sources added that due to the weekend, there was a huge jump in the number of pilgrims and more than 35 thousand devotees had left for Mata's Bhawan after registering themselves in the evening hour


Sunday, October 2, 2022Scam under opening of schools under SSA, RMSA in Pulwama

Panel framed to investigation how schools were opened, clubbed to recruit political workers by previous regime

SRINAGAR: The education department in Pulwama has sought information from Zonal Education Officers on how several primary schools were opened in the district by past governments in order to recruit their own political workers.
Sources told The New Now that the decision has been taken by the local administration after it was noticed that several primary schools opened in Pulwama under the flagshi


Sunday, October 2, 2022JKPSC tweak rules, withdraws 365 posts of Assistant Professor, Librarian, PTI

Chief Secy led panel emphasis on written examination, reduce interview marks

Jammu: Three hundred and sixty five posts of Assistant Professors/ Librarian, PTI which were referred by the Higher Education Department for recruitment of eligible candidates in terms of SRO 124 of 2014 and advertised by the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission, JKPSC, have been withdrawn after government made modification in Rule 45 of JKPSC (Business and Procedure) 2021.
The decisi


Sunday, October 2, 2022Kashmiri journalist arrested for ‘rape, sextortion, trafficking’

Srinagar: A South Kashmir-based journalist, Nadeem Nadu, has been arrested and detained for sustained interrogation by the Srinagar District Police after a 27-year-old university teacher filed a complaint of rape, gang rape, extortion, sexploitation, trafficking and intimidation against him at the Women Cell Police Station on Friday, 30 September. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been cons


Sunday, October 2, 2022PM Modi launches 5G mobile services, calls it dawn of new era

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the 5G telephony services that promise to provide ultra high-speed internet on mobile phones, saying it marks the beginning of a new era and presents an infinite sky of opportunities.
The fifth generation or 5G services started with India's No.2 operator Bharti Airtel rolling out out services in eight cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, V


Sunday, October 2, 2022Shah may grant area specific ST status to Paharis, Paddar people

Jammu: In an attempt to bolster its electoral prospects with an eye on upcoming elections in J&K, the union government is likely to grant Scheduled Tribe status to Paharis and Pahari-speaking people in Jammu and Kashmir on geographical criteria by including people of hilly areas also in its ambit.
The people of hilly areas of Paddar in Kishtwar district among others are also likely to get ST st


Sunday, October 2, 2022Unemployment rate drops to 6.43%

New Delhi: India’s unemployment rate has drastically dropped to 6.43% in September due to an increase in labour participation in the rural and urban areas, according to data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).
During August, India’s unemployment rate surged to a one-year high of 8.3% as employment sequentially fell by 2 million to 394.6 million
“In September, the unemployment


Sunday, October 2, 2022Pakistan government’s Twitter withheld in India

New Delhi: The Twitter account of the Pakistan government has been withheld in India. This is reportedly the second such incident in recent months.
This account was withheld earlier in July as well but had been reactivated and was visible. Today, again the account displayed the message of being withheld in India.
“@GovtofPakistan account has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand,


Sunday, October 2, 2022LG extend greetings on Gandhi Jayanti

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has extended his greetings to the people on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti.
In a message, the Lt Governor said, “On the occasion of the 153rd birth anniversary of the Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhiji, I pay my humble tributes. Gandhiji’s ideals of truth, non-violence, equality, mutual respect, brotherhood and harmony continue to ins


Saturday, October 1, 2022Over one dozen of students in Srinagar infected with HFMD

It is mild virus; people need to take care of isolation, hygiene, sanitization: DSHK Dr. Mushtaq

SRINAGAR: The Director of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) Dr. Mushtaq Rather Friday said that the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD), also known as Tomato flu, is a mild virus, and there is nothing to worry about.
Adding that, he said, "However, people have to care of isolation, hygiene and sanitization".
The statement from DHSK comes a day after reports emerged that around a dozen students fro


Saturday, October 1, 2022We will tackle all challenges together: newly appointed CDS Anil Chauhan

New Delhi: Gen Anil Chauhan on Friday became India's new Chief of Defence Staff with a mandate to implement the ambitious theaterisation plan that aims to ensure tri-services synergy and prepare the armed forces for future security challenges facing the nation.
Gen Chauhan, a former Eastern Army Commander, took charge as the country's senior-most military commander over nine months after first


Saturday, October 1, 2022Tharoor’s manifesto carries distorted map of J&K, Ladakh

Jammu: Congress presidential candidate Shashi Tharoor has landed in a controversy on Friday as the manifesto shared by him for the election shows a “distorted map of India” in which he has omitted parts of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
He shared the distorted map of India, where he talked about ‘decentralization of the organization’.
The goof-up by Tharoor, who is running for the president’s p


Saturday, October 1, 2022Jammu to get new mayor, Dy mayor after Amit Shah’s visit

‘Around half dozen shortlisted for replacements’

Jammu: The Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) will get a new mayor and deputy mayor after Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to Jammu and Kashmir from October 3 to 5.
As per party sources, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will finalize the name of the new mayor and deputy mayor before 10th of this month, most probably after the union minister’s scheduled visit.
Party sources said that names of a


Saturday, October 1, 2022Justice Magrey to be CJ of J&K

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has recommended the names of three High Court judges, Justice Jaswant Singh, Justice P B Varale, and Ali Mohammad Magrey, for elevation as Chief Justices of Orissa, Karnataka, and Jammu and Kashmir high courts respectively.
The apex court collegium, which also comprised justices D Y Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul


Saturday, October 1, 2022Ladakh strategically important due to its proximity with India's adversaries: Army

‘Lauds locals for sharing historical connect with Army’

Jammu: General Officer Commanding–in Chief, Northern Command Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi on Friday said that Ladakh region is strategically very important due to its proximity with adversaries at active borders which participated in all wars India fought after Independence.
The army commander said that from Gilgit-Baltistan in West to Kailash Mansarovar in Eastern front Ladakh has shared


Saturday, October 1, 2022Azad-led DAP to launch mass contact programme

Jammu: The Ghulam Nabi Azad-led Democratic Azad Party (DAP) on Friday said it will launch mass contact programmes to mobilise public support in favour of the party ahead of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Azad held a meeting with key leaders of the party in the Jammu region here and it was decided to reach out to people and build the party at the grassroots level, party officials sa


Saturday, October 1, 2022J&K to contribute 15 % of seats for All India quota

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to contribute 15 percent of medical for All India Quota from the ongoing year.
The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination (JKBOPEE) has said that the National Testing Agency (NTA), New Delhi conducted NEET-UG 2022 for admission to Under-Graduate Medical Courses on 17-07-2022 and declared the result of the said test on 07-0


Saturday, October 1, 2022J&K’s first tourist village rues poor infra, lack of govt support

With no financial aid, idea of ‘Homestay’ facilities for tourists fails to yield desired results at Panchari

Panchari (Udhampur): Launched with much fanfare a year ago, Jammu and Kashmir’s first tourist village at Panchari in Udhampur district has been facing serious infrastructural deficiencies due to lack of support from the government.
The novel idea of setting up ‘homestay’ facilities in the village, aimed at giving a boost to local tourism and generating employment opportunities for the local yout


Saturday, October 1, 20222 terrorists planning to target Army recruitment rally killed in Kashmir

Srinagar: Two local Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists planning to target the Army's Agniveer recruitment rally were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday, police said.
Speaking to reporters in the north Kashmir district, Senior Superintendent of Police, Baramulla, Rayees Bhat said security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Ye


Saturday, October 1, 2022CBDT extends date of IT Audit Reports

New Delhi: The Central Board of Direct Taxes ( CBDT ) has extended the due date for filing various reports of Income Tax Audit Reports for Assessment Year 2022-23 from 30th September 2022 to 7th October 2022 for certain categories of assessees.
“On consideration of difficulties faced by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in the filing of various reports of audit for the Assessment Year 2022-2


Saturday, October 1, 2022Security Forces recovers cache of arms near LoC

Srinagar: Security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including seven AK-47 assault rifles near the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior official said on Friday.
The cache was recovered in Nowshehra Nard area of the frontier Gurez sector in the north Kashmir's Bandipora district.
Srinagar-based PRO Defence Col EmronMusavi said in a major blow to


Friday, September 30, 2022Will not allow walkover on Article 370, says NC

Srinagar: The National Conference on Thursday said it will not allow a walkover on Article 370 abrogated by the Centre in August 2019 and asserted the fight against the attempts aimed at denuding Jammu and Kashmir of its unique identity and culture would continue.
The party said the Centre's August 5 move cannot stand judicial scrutiny
"We will not allow a walkover on Articles 370 and 35-A. We


Friday, September 30, 2022Zojila tunnel likely to open for public by end of 2026

SRINAGAR: In order to restore the road connectivity of Jammu and Kashmir to Ladakh in every season, the work on the Zojila tunnel is going on in full swing and according to an estimate, this work will be completed by the end of the 2026.
Harpal Singh, project head of the company Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Constructions Limited (MIL), which is constructing the 13-km long Zojila Tunnel,


Friday, September 30, 2022How ‘blackers’ did business on Bollywood hits in Srinagar

One ‘blacker’ at Palladium bought auto in 3 days of business

SRINAGAR :Their livelihood was dependent on the popularity of the Bollywood films. From Prithviraj Kapoor and Madhubala to Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini, Indian film icons were like gods of wealth for them. People used to call them ‘blackers’. They used to buy tickets in bulk in advance and sell the same at exorbitant rates—two to three times of the fixed rate—to the legion of the movie buffs


Friday, September 30, 2022NGT restrains private firms from mining in Kashmir

Srinagar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has restrained a private company from carrying out any mining activities in Shaliganga stream in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
In an order pronounced on Wednesday, the NGT directed the Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Board (PCB) and the District Magistrate Budgam to ensure compliance of its directions.
The NGT order came after hearing an a


Friday, September 30, 2022Survey soon to raze structures susceptible to natural calamities

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to carry out the safety survey of many old buildings and historical structures susceptible to natural calamities including earthquake, floods, snowfall, and rain fury in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the Disaster Management Department, unsafe and old buildings are more prone to damages and are more likely to result in loss of life. The summer


Friday, September 30, 2022Property of Rs 36 croresstolen; 39% recovered by JKP in 2021

SRINAGAR: Last year,the Jammu and Kashmir Police recovered over 39% of property that was stolen across the Union Territory.
As per the information available, last year property worth Rs 369983200 was stolen in Jammu and Kashmir, out of which Rs 147491993 was recovered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police. Jammu and Kashmir Police released the data in its report Crime Gazette 2021.
In Jammu, property


Friday, September 30, 2022NIA opposes before Delhi HC Aasiya Andrabi’s plea

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has opposed in the Delhi High Court the plea of a Kashmiri woman separatist leader challenging the attachment of her mother-in-law's house, saying the property was utilised for terror activities and even for celebrating Pakistan Day.
The agency, in its reply, claimed that the attached house was used as the office of proscribed terrorist organisa


Friday, September 30, 2022Balwant Singh Mankotia joins BJP

Jammu: Balwant Singh Mankotia, a former president of the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party, joined the BJP here Thursday.
He joined the party in the presence of Union ministers Jitendra Singh and Rajeev Chandrasekhar. and BJP general secretary TarunChugh.
After leaving the JKNPP, Mankotia, a two-time MLA, had initially joined the Aam Aadmi Party but was recently removed.
Welcoming him


Friday, September 30, 2022Post Afghanistan, foreign terrorist numbers up in J&K, says CRPF DG

Jammu: An uptick has been noticed in the number of foreign terrorists operating in Jammu and Kashmir post the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan but the overall strength of militants in the valley is low and can be capped below 200, outgoing CRPF DG Kuldiep Singh said on Thursday.
He said all the security forces operating in Kashmir are working in a coordinated manner and terrorist incidents have g


Friday, September 30, 2022Anti-Pak protests rock

Jammu: The protests against Pakistan rocked Jammu and Udhampur districts after twin blasts with protestors blocking highway and other roads.
A blast triggered by suspected terror module using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in a bus parked at a stand in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur city on Thursday morning, the second within nine hours, sent security agencies in a tizzy as they sounded a hig


Friday, September 30, 2022Security beefed up

Jammu: Security forces accompanied by sniffer dogs carried out an extensive search of the inter-state bus terminal here after suspected terrorists triggered a blast in a parked bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district early Thursday, officials said.
A high alert has been sounded in the Jammu region after the blast. Earlier, a similar explosion took place in Udhampur but there was no casualty


Friday, September 30, 2022Spurt in terror activities in J&K ahead of HM Amit Shah’s visit

•Blasts in Udhampur coincides with surgical strike anniv, 2nd blast just 1 hr prior boarding of govt teachers •NIA takes over probe, assess sites; it seems to be an IED blast, says ADG Mukesh Singh

Jammu: Two bomb blasts within a span of eight hours created panic in Udhampur district of Jammu division of Jammu and Kashmir.
This was the third incident of blast in Udhampur town after March 9 this year when a sticky bomb planted at Slathia Chowk in Udhampur exploded causing the death of one person and injuries to 17 other.
The incidents occurred just days ahead of the visit of Union Home Min


Friday, September 30, 2022MeT predicts dry weather

JAMMU: The Meteorological (MeT) department on Thursday forecast mainly dry weather with chances of light rain in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
“Weather is likely to remain mainly dry in J&K during the next 24 hours with chances of light rain”, an office of the MeT department said.
Meanwhile, Srinagar recorded 14.4 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 7.2 and Gulmarg 5 degrees as the minimum


Friday, September 30, 2022AGH terrorist held in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: A terrorist of Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) outfit was on Thursday arrested with arms and ammunition from Palpora area here, police said.
“One categorised terrorist of AGH terror outfit namely Junaid Ahmad Parray of Nawakadal arrested by a joint team of Srinagar Police and 24 RR from Palpora, Srinagar,” Srinagar Police said in a tweet.
The police said a pistol, a magazine and live round


Friday, September 30, 2022New CDS to take charge today

New Delhi: Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (retired) will assume charge as India's new Chief of Defence Staff on Friday that is expected to bring the focus back on the implementation of the ambitious theaterisation drive to bring synergy among the three services.
A decorated Army officer, 61-year-old Chauhan will also function as Secretary in the Department of Military Affairs.
On Wednesday, the government


Friday, September 30, 2022DAP to lanch outreach programme

Srinagar: Chairing a meeting of newly floated partyDemocratic Azad Party (DAP), former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azadasked leaders to strivefor an atmosphere, where basic needs of people including development & other issues are addressed.
“We have to strive for an atmosphere, where basic needs of our people including development & other issues are addressed. On the other


Thursday, September 29, 20223 sextortionists held in Kashmir

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday arrested three sextortionists in Kashmir.
As per reports, the extorted huge money from many gullible preys(victims). More arrests are expected in the case
The accused have been identified as Shaista Bashir, Jahangir Ahmad and Aijaz Ahmad Ganaie all are resident of Kashmir.


Thursday, September 29, 2022Extension of free ration scheme will benefit crores of people: PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Union Cabinet decision to extend the scheme, under which over 80 crore people have been getting free ration, will ensure support to them during the festive season.
Noting the Cabinet’s decision on redevelopment of New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway stations, he said India’s infrastructure has to be f


Thursday, September 29, 2022Lt Gen Anil Chauhan appointed new CDS

New Delhi: Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (retd), a former eastern Army commander and director general of military operations, was on Wednesday appointed as India's new Chief of Defence Staff, more than nine months after the post fell vacant following the death of Gen Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash. A decorated Army officer and a China expert, 61-year-old Chauhan will also function as Secretary in the De


Thursday, September 29, 2022SC closes 2006 PIL filed against J&K quota law

Jammu: The Supreme Court on Wednesday closed a PIL which was filed almost 16 years ago challenging certain provisions of the 2005 Jammu and Kashmir Reservation law, saying the situation has drastically changed after reorganisation of the state in 2019. The top court had on December 4, 2006 issued notices to the then state government and the Centre on the PIL filed by a man named Munilal raising c


Thursday, September 29, 2022Mankotia to meet BJP’s top brass

Jammu: Following his exit from Aam Admi Partry (AAP), the two-time former MLA from Udhampur assembly seat, Balwant Singh Mankotia left and shall meet senior leaders of the BJP on Wednesday evening.
As per report, Mankotia is likely to join the saffron party after holding deliberations with senior BJP leaders including national president JP Nadda. The meeting is likely to be attended by home min


Thursday, September 29, 2022Khatana take oath as RS member

Jammu: Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday administered oath to two new members of the upper house.
Ghulam Ali Khatana, a nominated member and Biplab Kumar Deb of the BJP oath in the chamber of Dhankhar at Parliament House.
Khatana is a BJP leader from Jammu and Kashmir and was recently nominated to the Rajya Sabha. Deb, a former chief minister of Tripura, ent


Thursday, September 29, 2022Six girls substantiate complaints with video

Deceased’s wife lodges complaint against seniors

Jammu: Amid protest by the Jammu University Teachers Association (JUTA), in the suicide case of Associate Professor namely Chander Shaker in JU premises, six girl students is reported to have substantiate their complaints of sexual harassment against the deceased professor and provided video clippings to the Varsity’s Internal Complaint Committee which were later handed over to the police’s probe


Thursday, September 29, 2022SIA raids 3 places in Rajouri, Poonch

Jammu: Continuing its crackdown on terror funding, the State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Tuesday conducted raids at three places in the border district of Poonch, officials said.
The Jammu and Kashmir State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Wednesday carried out multiple raids and searches at houses of suspected persons in twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri in in a terror funding case, of


Thursday, September 29, 2022J&K shifts SSP after fruit sellers protest

SRINAGAR: Amid outrage over the halting of apple trucks along the Srinagar-Jammu highway, the Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday transferred Senior Superintendent of Police Shabir Ahmad Malik.
The Government gave no reason for the transfer of Malik. It said Ramban Senior Superintendent of Police Mohita Sharma will hold additional charge of the post till further orders.
In the interest of


Thursday, September 29, 2022Terror groups have no support system in Jammu: Lt Gen Singh

‘whole of nation’ approach needs to deal with radicalization’

Jammu: General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Jammu based White Knight Corps (16 Corps), Lieutenant General Manjinder Singh on Wednesday lauded the people of Jammu region for systemically wiping out terrorist’s based in the region and claimed that there is no support system for terror groups in south of Pir Panjal (Jammu area).
He also said there is a need of ‘whole a nation approach’ to deal with


Thursday, September 29, 2022Explosion in parked bus leaves two hurt

Jammu: An explosion occurred in a parked bus in Udhampur district of Jammu division late on Wednesday evening.
Two persons were reportedly injured in the blast. They were taken to the district hospital.
The blast occurred inside a passenger bus that was parked near Domail Chowk near a petrol pump in Udhampur. Damage to the bus was visible as its windscreen was shattered.
It is learnt that the


Thursday, September 29, 2022Quite confusing? NHAI in dock over new toll plaza on Jammu Ring Road

Agency makes two contradictory RTI replies; one says ‘no toll plaza’, another says ‘toll plaza exists’

Jammu: Two contradictory Right to Information (RTI) replies have put the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in dock over establishment of a new toll plaza on the upcoming Jammu Ring Road starting from Raya Morh in Samba district up to Jagti in Jammu district.
The proposed Jammu ring road--a Greenfield alignment with four lane configuration—will have a total length of the road is 58.25-km


Thursday, September 29, 2022Govt to tighten curbs on illegal deposit schemes under BUDS Act

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to give powers to administration -appointed authority to carry out probe or take suo-motu action against the firms and financial organizations who have taken deposits from people by giving false promises.
The Jammu and Kashmir Finance Department issued a notification in this regard. The new rules were implemented as part of enforcing the BU


Thursday, September 29, 202211 Patwaris transferred

Jammu: Deputy Commissioner, Jammu Avny Lavasa today transferred eleven Patwaris. Navjot Singh PH Jammu Khas Tehsil Jammu has been transferred and posted as PH Chowadhi, Tehsil Bahu vice Padam Dev Sharma, Pranav Dev Singh attached in DC Office has been posted as PH Digiana, Tehsil Jammu South against available vacancy, Mukesh Kumar PH Pounthal Tehsil Jammu has been transferred and posted as PH Jam


Thursday, September 29, 2022Rs 5.27 cr for road safety

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Road Safety Council (RSC) on Wednesday approved Rs 5.27 crore for various road safety measures in the Union Territory, an official spokesman said. The approval was given at a meeting of the RSC chaired by Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, advisor to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, here, he said.
Frequent accidents, especially in hilly districts, are consuming precious lives acr


Thursday, September 29, 2022Govt nods 4 pc DA hike

NEW DELHI: Ahead of Diwali festival, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved 4 per cent additional instalment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to central Government employees and pensioners with effect from July 1, 2022.
The move will benefit about 41.85 lakh Central Government employees and 69.76 lakh pensioners.
The central government employees and pensioners will become entitled to higher


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Govt sets target to install 7 L smart meters by 2023

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has set target to install seven Lakh smart meters across the Union Territory by 2023.
“1.15 lakh smart meters being installed in Jammu and Srinagar cities in addition to the additional 6 lakh meters to be installed subsequently,” Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta was informed during a review meeting of the power sector in Jammu & Kashmir at the Civil Sec


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Azad reaches Srinagar after launching party

DAP creation of BJP, says Congress

Jammu: Day after launching political outfit, ‘Democratic Azad Party’, former chief minister and veteran politician reached Srinagar to continue its interactions with people.
“Landed in Srinagar today. Very happy to see the public reception and love from all walks of life. I am here back among my people to ensure that their dreams are fulfilled and Kashmir ushers in an era of peace and developmen


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Art 370 temporary provision, finally put to rest: Jaishankar

Washington: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday called out the politics that was played out following the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and explained how the facts were slanted and things were played up to shape a particular narrative.
S Jaishankar made these remarks during a book reading of '[email protected]' in Washington DC.
Answering a question on the current understand


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Over 5K trucks cleared, smooth traffic on Jmu-Sgr NH, says govt

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said that traffic on Jammu- Srinagar national highway is normal and all Jammu bound trucks cleared.
“1250 vehicles were sent through Mughal Road to Jammu side while more than 4000 trucks were sent through NH 44 yesterday,” Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole said.
Following outrage over stranding of fruit-laden trucks on the


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Cinema boon for Kashmir’s economy, says J&K admin

Srinagar: The return of cinema three decades after militancy forced it to shutdown will help in boosting of economy in Kashmir besides encouraging the return of film shoots by big banners.
A major Socio-economic revolution is sweeping through J&K in the last three years which is a reflection of new dawn of hope, dreams, confidence and aspirations of people.
The opening of multipurpose Cinema Ha


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Vaishno Devi shrine seeing massive footfall, 63 L paid obeisance so far

Jammu: Over 6 million pilgrims visited the Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine in Trikuta Hills during the first eight months of this year, with nearly 40,000 pilgrims reaching daily at the Katra base camp in view of the ongoing Navratri festival.
Officials of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board informed that 63 lakh pilgrims had darshan at the shrine till August 31, which is record breaking as compar


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Plan in place to deal with terror, says DGP

Jammu: Amid a widespread crackdown against the Popular Front of India, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said a comprehensive plan is in place to deal with terror and anti-national elements in the country.
The police chief further said action against the terror networks would definitely have a positive impact and there was no need to look at the country-wide ra


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Govt appoints 5 IAS officers to ensure smooth visit HM Shah

Jammu: For the smooth conduct of the visit of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah who is expected to visit in the first fortnight of October in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Kumar Sinha-led administration has bestowed the responsibility of five bureaucrats for the arrangements.
Five bureaucrats have been made In -charge Officers for the overall arrang


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Gulam Ali to take oath as member of RS today

Jammu: Gujjar leader from Jammu and Kashmir Gulam Ali who has been nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha will take oath on Wednesday at the Parliament House at noon.
President Draupadi Murmu appointed Gulam Ali to the Rajya Sabha on September 10. "In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Clause (a), of clause (1) of article 80 of the Constitution of India, read with clause (3) of that artic


Wednesday, September 28, 20223406 posts of doctors, paramedical staff remains vacant in J&K: Report

SRINAGAR: As many as 3406 doctors and paramedical staff posts remain vacant in the rural area of Jammu and Kashmir.
The data was revealed by the National Health Mission (NHM), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in its report Rural Health Statistics 2020-21.
As per the statistics, 3701 female Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery health workers posts have been sanctioned for sub-ce


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Two JeM terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir

Srinagar: Two terrorists linked to the Jaish-e-Mohammed(JeM) were neutralised in the Kulgam encounter, officials said.
The two terrorists have been identified as Mohammad Shafi Ganie and Mohammad Asif Wani and 2 AK 47 rifles, ammunition was recovered from them, informed ADGP Kashmir.
Earlier an army officer identified Abu Huraira, associated with the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), as a category A terr


Wednesday, September 28, 2022J&K, central GST to enhance revenue

Jammu: Officials of the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday held a coordination meeting the GST officials of the central government for the first time to discuss a strategy to augment revenue collection and counter tax evasions.
According to officials, Commissioner State Taxes Rashmi Singh, Commissioner CGST Commissionerate Jammu H B Negi and other senior officers from the cental and sta


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Army dedicates bridge' to people

Jammu: The army on Tuesday dedicated a newly constructed "friendship bridge" to the people in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, a defence spokesperson said.
The 37-feet-long, six-feet-wide pedestrian bridge across the Mahu-Mangit stream is capable of handling 1.5-tonne load, Jammu-based army public relations officer Lt Col Devender Anand said.
He said the steel bridge will connect Mahu and M


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Cop rescue infant hours after kidnap

Jammu: Barely a few hours after a six-month-old baby was allegedly kidnapped from the district government hospital in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district, police rescued him and also nabbed the woman abductor, officials said.
Police had earlier in the day said a burqa clad woman had kidnapped the baby boy and had circulated the alleged kidnapper's pictures which they obtained from CCTV footage


Wednesday, September 28, 202218 COVID cases in J&K

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 18 fresh Covid cases on Tuesday that took the infection tally to 4,79,102, officials said.
Of the new cases, seven were reported from Jammu division while 11 were registered in the Kashmir valley, they said.
The death toll stands at 4,785. No Covid-related fatality was reported from the Union Territory, officials said.
There are 145 active cases while the n


Tuesday, September 27, 2022SMVDU relieves alleged accused prof from duties

Victim asked to pursue PhD from home till disposal of enquiry

Jammu: Succumbing to massive agitation launched by students in sexual harassment case reported in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, the varsity authorities finally removed the alleged accused professor for official duties and also offered relaxation of attendance to victim.
The authorities are reported to have offered a choice to the complainant stude


Tuesday, September 27, 2022PoK issue should have been decided during 1971 Indo-Pak war: Rajnath

Shimla: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the issue of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) should have been decided during the 1971 war between India and the neighbouring country.
The defence minister said this while addressing a function to honour martyrs' families at Badoli in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
"We have recently marked the Golden Jubilee of victory of 1971 war.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022Fruit growers protest halting of trucks; to be cleared tonight: Govt

Srinagar: Fruit growers of Kashmir on Monday held a demonstration here against alleged stopping of apple-laden trucks by authorities at various places along the national highway en route to terminal markets of the country.
However, administration has dismissed the allegations, saying the trucks were being halted due to natural causes, and said that all stranded Jammu-bound trucks will be cleared


Tuesday, September 27, 2022Special prayers mark beginning of Navratri

Jammu: Shat Chandi Maha Yagya' begins with onset of auspicious nine-day long Sharad Navratras' on Monday at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine atop Trikuta hills in Reasi district, an official here said.
The MahaYagya' which is being performed by chanting of Vedic hymns with other religious ceremonies at the holy cave shrine for peace, prosperity, health, safety and well being of mankind, will conclude wi


Tuesday, September 27, 2022JKBOSE lists 444 govt schools in hard zone

Board announces tentative date for exams, submission of forms

SRINAGAR: Following the announcement of the Uniform Academic Calendar, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has listed as many as 444 government schools in the region wherein the exams will be held in the month of April year.
At the same time, the JKBOSE notified tentative dates for submission of examination forms, conducts of examination, declaration of result etc.
A notifi


Tuesday, September 27, 2022Militant killed, 2 civilians, soldier hurt in encounter

Srinagar: A militant of Jaish-e-Mohammad was killed and three people, including two civilians, were injured during an anti-militancy operation in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening, police said.
The gunfight broke out at Batpora area of Kulgam when joint teams of forces launched a cordon and a search operation (CASO) following an input about militant presence.

“As the join


Tuesday, September 27, 2022DAP forces traditional parties to go back to drawing board

Jammu: With the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections on the cards and the entry of a new party floated by a political bigwig Ghulam Nabi Azad has caused jitters among traditional parties of the erstwhile state while forcing them to redraw their strategies.
However, these parties preferred to maintain silence on the first day of new party launch, simultaneously, these parties have started assess


Tuesday, September 27, 2022‘Didn't consult any political party before forming DAP’

Jammu: Asserting that he had not consulted any political party before launching his Democratic Azad Party (DAP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said he does not consider leaders of other parties as his enemies and respects every politician and religion equally.
Azad said he has told his party colleagues to stick to their ideology and principles and not use abu


Tuesday, September 27, 2022Azad launches party in Jammu, vows to end ‘religion based’ discrimination

-'50 percent poll tickets to youth, women; will not make restoration of Article 370 election issue’

Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday launched his new party the Democratic Azad Party (DAP) - coinciding with the first day of Navratri festival, exactly a month after ending his over five-decade long association with the Congress.
Azad, 73, also unveiled the party's flag that has three strips of mustard, white and dark blue colours, and said the priority of


Tuesday, September 27, 2022Leopard captured after attacking man

Jammu: A leopard which had ventured into a village and injured an elderly person was captured by a team of wildlife department in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district on Monday, officials said.
Nasib Chand (70) was attacked and injured by the big cat while he was outside his house in remote ChanjuteKotliManotrian village.
However, he was rescued by the villagers who chased the leopard into a near


Tuesday, September 27, 2022GOI blocks 45 videos on YouTube

New Delhi: Government has ordered the blocking of 45 videos from 10 YouTube channels that contained fake news and morphed content with the intent to spread hatred amongst religious communities, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said on Monday.
The blocked videos had a cumulative viewership of over 1.30 crore and claimed that the government had taken away the religious rights of


Tuesday, September 27, 2022ECI registers 7 parties from J&K post Aug 5

Jammu: In the past three years, seven new political parties, including a few little-known groups, from Jammu & Kashmir have been registered by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
As per ECI records that since 2019, seven political parties have been registered by the Commission after they completed requisite formalities.
According to the documents, National Awami United Party, National Democ


Tuesday, September 27, 2022CBI conduct raid in PSI exam scam

Jammu: The sleuths of CBI on Monday conducted raids in Chand Nagar near Jewel in Jammu district with regard to the J&K Police Sub Inspector recruitment scam.
The CBI team reached the residence and hotel of an accused person namely Krishan Kumar Dutta and launched searches there.
It is stated that the premises were allegedly used in the scam. It is learned that the raid was conducted followin