Jammu and Kashmir

Thursday, July 29, 202122-year-old youth dies by suicide in north Kashmir

Srinagar: A 22-year-old youth on Thursday allegedly died by suicide in Warpora Village of Tangmarg in north kashmir Baramulla district.

Official sources told the news agency that the youth hanged himself inside his room in the wee hours today.

They said that his family members immediately rushed him to a nearby healthcare facility, however, he was declared dead on arrival there.

Meanwhil

 

Thursday, July 29, 202112 persons injured in Sopore road accident

Srinagar: At least twelve persons were injured after an oil-tanker collided with a mini-bus on Thursday in Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Reports reaching a local news agency, said that the incident occurred at bye-pass Sopore when an oil-tanker collided head-on with a mini-bus – on its way back from Dargah Hazratbal. In the incident, twelve people boarding the mini-bus were inj

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021ADGP & DC Jammu going to review the current situation in Honzar,Kishtwar

Jammu 29th July, 2021:- ADGP Jammu zone Sh. Mukesh Singh-IPS accompanied by Div.Com Jammu Sh. Raghav Langer-IAS have left Kishtwar for Honzar Dachhan to take stock of the situation and review the on going rescue and relief operations.DIG DKR Range Sh. Udayabhaskar Billa-IPS and DDC Kishtwar Sh. Ashok Kumar-JKAS are also accompanying them.

The rescue operations have resumed since early morning

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021Right opportunities to youth must to keep them away from militancy: IG CRPF

Jammu: Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Charu Sinha Thursday said that providing right opportunities to the youth at the right time is must to keep them away from treading the ‘wrong’ path including militancy.

Talking to reporters on the side-lines of a function in Srinagar titled Ilm-e-Rozgar, a counselling initiative by the CRPF for youth to choose career in various f

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021Trooper injured in mine blast along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: A trooper was injured in a mine blast in Mankote sector along LoC in Mendhar area of Poonch district, official sources said on Thursday.

They said the mine blast took place in forwad area, injuring one trooper namely sepoy Mukesh Kumar who has been shifted to Command hospital Udhapmur by helicopter.

An official confirmed to the injuries suffered by the trooper at KG sector. He howeve

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021Unceasing police action against Narcotic peddling in Anantnag continues

Srinagar: Jammu and Kahmir police in south kashmir's anantanag district is claiming to continuing its war against the Drug menace arrests a drug peddler and recovered huge consignment of poppy straw, police said today.

Police Station Mattan had received an information through reliable sources that one Mohd Shafi Najar S/O Gh Mohammad Najar resident of Mattipora Nanil has indulged in drug pedd

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021No forecast for any heavy rain in J&K today: MeT

Jammu: Weatherman today said that there is no forecast for any heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir.

However, the weatherman said occasional light rain was possible at some places today.

“No major rain occurred during night in whole J&K and Ladakh. Right now weather is generally cloudy at most places,” an official of the MeT said.

“The weather will be generally cloudy becoming partl

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021Cloudburst in JK village: Search on for survivors

Jammu, Jul 29: Rescue operations were underway on Thursday to trace 20 people missing after a cloudburst hit
Honzar village in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir with authorities pressing more teams into action.

Seven persons were found dead and 17 others were rescued in an injured condition after the remote village was struck by the cloudburst in the early hours of Wednesday, damaging 21

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021Mata Vaishno Devi yatra going smoothly, arrangements in place for devotees

JAMMU, July 29: Amid heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir, the chief executive officer of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), Ramesh Kumar Jangid informed that the yatra’s track is fine and everything is being conducted smoothly.
The board has made all arrangements in view of the weather forecast.
“Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra track is fine and yatra is going smoothly. SMVDSB made all

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021Traffic resumes on Jammu- Srinagar highway

Srinagar, Jul 29: Traffic on the Jammu- Srinagar national highway was resumed on Thursday after being suspended for weekly maintenance yesterday.

The national highway, the only road connecting Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir, historic Mughal road and Anantnag-Kishtwar roads are also through, a traffic police official told TNN.

He said two-way Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) was today

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021Drug peddler arrested in Kupwara; contraband recovered

Srinagar: Police arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband from him in north Kashmir district of Kupwara.

A police spokesperson said that a police party during patrolling at Ashpora, Handwara in Kupwara intercepted a suspected person. ''During checking, police recovered 100 grams of charas from him,'' he said, adding the accused, identified as Ikhlaq Ahmad Mir, was immediately taken int

 

Thursday, July 29, 20213,139 people fined for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Kashmir

Srinagar As many as 3139 people were fined Rs 3.89 lakh while 15 shops were sealed during the last 24 hours for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Kashmir valley.

A police spokesperson said that continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of second wave of Coronavirus, police have realised fine to the tune of Rs 3,89,300 from 3139 people in the valley for violating the various guidelines regardi

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021Have arrested a key conspirator in Parihar brothers killing case : NIA

Jammu: The sleuths of National Investigation Agency(NIA) claimed to have arrested a key conspirator in the Parihar brothers killing case pertaining to Kishtwar.

In a statement, an NIA spokesman said that the accused namely Malik Noor Mohammad Fayaz, 51, a resident of village Phagsoo, Thathri, District Doda, Jammu and Kashmir was arrested in case number RC-36/2018/NIA/DLI.

“The case was init

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021Spell bounding show by fencers at the Goodwill day-night fencing event

Jammu: It was a spell bounding show by budding fencers at the Goodwill Day-Night fencing event organised at the Maulana Azad Stadium here.
The bouts were organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council in collaboration with Ad-hoc Committee of J&K Amateur Fencing Association under the supervision of Ashok Singh, Divisional Sports Officer, Jammu.
The competitions were organised by Assistant Co

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021Cabinet nods 4 posts for J&K CAT benches

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved creation of two posts each of judicial and administrative members for Jammu and Srinagar benches of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), which adjudicates service matters of government employees.
The decision is aimed at providing speedy and affordable justice to the employees of Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh by adjudicat

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021BJP conducts review meetings for PM Gareeb Kalyan Yojana

RS Pura/Kathua: J&K BJP’s Convenor for Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Yojana Ch. Vikram Randhawa (BJP State Secretary & former MLC) accompanied by Co-Convenor Hari Om Sharma conducted series of meetings to assess the ground implementation of the Yojana at R S Pura and Kathua.
District President HS Pummy, former MLA Ashwani Sharma, SC Morcha President & former MLA Prof. Gharu Ram, Kuldeep kumar Ji

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Kishtwar Cloudburst: LG Speaks To Amit Shah, Assured Centre’s Continuous Help

JAMMU, July 28 : Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said that he spoke to Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the situation prevailing due to cloudburst in Kishtwar and that he was assured continuous support from Central government.
“Spoke to Hon’ble Home Minister Shri Amit Shah Ji & discussed situation prevailing due to cloudburst in Kishtwar. Hon’ble Home Minister has assured continuou

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Over 50 apple trees axed by unidentified persons in Kupwara

Srinagar, Jul 28: Over 50 apple trees were axed by unidentified persons in an orchard in north Kashmir district of Kupwara, official sources said on Wednesday.

They said unidentified persons chopped down over 50 apple trees in an orchard belonging to one Mohammad Rafeeq, at Sogam in Kupwara in the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

''Police have registered a case and initiated inve

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021COVID: J&K admin authorises DGP prisons to extend parole of prisoners

Srinagar, Jul 28: Jammu and Kashmir administration has authorised the Director General of Police (DGP) prisons to extend special parole to certain categories of convict prisoners for a period of 90 days in COVID-19 pandemic situation in the Union Territory.

''In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (5) of section 432 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Government hereby

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021BJP bothered about land, resources in J&K, not people's aspirations: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 28: Alleging that BJP has become the modern-day East India Company, former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said the saffron party only bothered about land and resources and not the people and their aspirations.

Castigating BJP for bulldozing the democratic ethos and institutions of the country, Mehbooba equated the present day style of functioning of

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021CAB, vaccination imperative to combat COVID 3rd wave

GANDERBAL, JULY 28: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Krittika Jyotsna today said that Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) and vaccination are imperative to combat COVID 3rd wave.

She said this during a regular press briefing on the current Covid scenario and mitigation efforts put in place in the district.

While sharing details, the DC said that overall positivity has come down to just

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021ACB Sleuths Raid Residential House of Kupwara-based Contractor

SRINAGAR: An Anti-Corruption Bureau team on Wednesday morning raided house of a Kupwara-based contractor in connection with a case registered under FIR number 08/2021, official sources said.

They said that the residential house of Mohabbat Ali Khan son of Rahmatullah Khan at Shatpora Haihama is being raided by a team.

“He (Mohabbat) is “A” class contractor currently putting up at Sanatnagar

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Three minor boys rescued by SDRF personnel in J-K's Samba

Jammu, Jul 28:Three minor boys were rescued by State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel on Wednesday after they were caught in a flash flood near swollen Basanter river in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

Most parts of the Jammu region have been receiving heavy rains for the past few days. With the prediction of more rains till July-end, authorities have already ask

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021JK to be granted statehood at appropriate time: Govt

New Delhi, Jul 28 : Jammu and Kashmir would be granted statehood at an "appropriate" time after normalcy is restored there, the government told Parliament on Wednesday.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai stated this in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

He was replying to a question on whether the government had any proposal to "reinstate" the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir and w

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Bukhari expresses grief over loss of lives in Kishtwar cloudburst

Srinagar, Jul 28: Apni Party(AP) president Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday expressed deep shock and grief over the fatalities caused by the cloudburst in Kishtwar and urged party workers to help in relief and rescue operations.

In a statement issued here, Bukhari extended solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls.

“Reports pouring in from Kishtwar v

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Mini-hydro power project, houses damaged in cloudbursts in Kargil

Kargil, Jul 28: A mini hydro power project and few residential houses were partially damaged due to a flash flood that was triggered by two cloudbursts in this border district of the Union Territory of Ladakh, officials sources said on Wednesday.

They said that the cloudburst took place at village Khangral, about 60 km from Kargil town, on Srinagar-Leh national highway, resulting in partial da

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Kishtwar cloudburst: 3 more bodies recovered, toll swells to 7

Jammu, Jul 28: Three more bodies were recovered from the debris by the joint teams during a rescue operation launched in cloudburst hit Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

Earlier in the morning four bodies were recovered after a cloudburst triggered flash floods on early Wednesday in remote village Honjar of Dachhan in Kishtwar district.

However, several people are still s

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Omar, Mehbooba condole deaths due to Kishtwar cloudburst

Srinagar, Jul 28: Former J&K chief ministers -- Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti -- on Wednesday expressed grief over the deaths due to flashfloods triggered by cloudburst in a remote village in Kishtwar district of Jammu division.

Four bodies were recovered while several persons were missing after a cloudburst triggered flash floods on Wednesday morning in remote village Honjar of Dachhan in

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Traditional thread makers staring at bleak future

Jammu: Facing tough competition from the Chinese plastic thread commonly used for kite flying, the traditional thread weavers are finding it difficult to meet both ends.
I will never teach this to my kids says Laxman, a traditional manja maker (kite strings) who have been into this vocation for the last three decades. Laxman is in his mid-50s, is from just a handful of manja makers who are cont

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Govt closely monitoring situation in Kishtwar, Kargil following cloudbursts: PM

NEW DELHI, July 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the central government is closely monitoring the situation in Kishtwar and Kargil following cloudbursts.

All possible assistance is being provided to the affected areas, he said, wishing for everyone’s safety and well-being.

Five bodies were recovered on Wednesday after some houses were swept away by flash floods trigge

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Hizb Militant arrested in Krew by Security forces: Police

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a active Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant in Krew area of South Kashmir's Awantipora.

In a statement, it said that based on specific information, Awantipora Police, Army 50 RR and CRPF 185 Bn launched a joint cordon and search operation during morning hours in SharShali Khrew area of Police district Awantipora.

The statement further said th

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Aamir Khan wraps up Kargil shoot for 'Laal Singh Chaddha'

Kargil: Bollywood superstar, director and producer Aamir Khan wrapped up shooting for his upcoming film 'Laal Singh Chaddha’, which was underway at mountainous Kargil district of Ladakh for the last one month.

Aamir Khan arrived in Kargil early this month to shoot the last leg of his much-awaited movie in the cold desert.

Referred to as “Mr Perfectionist” in the Indian film industry, Aamir

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Several houses, mini hydro-power project damaged in Kargil flash floods

Ganderbal, July 28 : Flashfloods triggered by cloudburst occurred at several areas of Kargil district in Ladakh on Wednesday causing damage to a mini hydro power project, some residential houses and agricultural land.

Reports said that two cloudbursts occurred in Kargil district of Ladakh damaging a hydro power project and some houses, however there were no casualties or injuries.

The first

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021IMD issues severe weather alert in J&K

Srinagar, July 28: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a severe weather alert for Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday forecasting widespread heavy rain that can cause flash floods, landslides and also waterlogging in low lying areas.

Sonam Lotus, director of the IMD here said, "At present it is cloudy at most places of J&K with thunderstorms and rain at some places of Poonch, Rajouri,

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Kishtwar cloudburst: Closely monitoring situation, Air Force authorities contacted, says Dr Jitendra Singh

Jammu, Jul 28: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that the situation in Kishtwar is being closely monitored after the district was hit by cloudburst on Wednesday.

Air Force authorities have also been contacted for airlifting the injured if required, he added.

Dr Singh, who is Member Parliament from Kathua-Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha Constituency, tweeted, "Just now spoke to DM Ashok Sharma.

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021President Kovind, J&K LG express grief over the loss of lives in Kishtwar cloud burst incident

JAMMU: President of India Ram Nath Kovind expressed grief over the loss of lives due to flash floods caused by a cloud burst in Dacchan, Kishtwar.

“I am deeply saddened by the death of several people due to cloudburst in Kishtwar. I wish positive results in the ongoing relief and rescue operations for the missing and extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families”, tweets President o

 

Wednesday, July 28, 20213,478 people fined for violating COVID guidelines in Kashmir

Srinagar: As many as 3,478 people were fined Rs 4.40 lakh while 23 shops were sealed for violating COVID-19 guidelines during the last 24 hours in Kashmir valley, a police official said.

He said that continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of second wave of Coronavirus, police have realised fine to the tune of Rs 4,30,650 from 3478 people during the last 24 hours in the valley for violatin

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Water Sports Centre at Ranjit Sagar Reservoir will soon be a reality: J&K Adm

Jammu: The much awaited ‘dream project’ of Jammu, Water Sports Centre at Ranjit Sagar Reservoir will soon be a reality as the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council has allotted the project to an agency for its further execution.
Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council, Secretary Nuzhat Gull, while presenting a detailed power-point presentation during a meeting here on Tuesday chaired by the Jammu Divisional

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Jammu Tourism organizes webinar to promote ‘Kishtwar - Land of Kashtavata’

Jammu: Directorate of Tourism, Jammu held its first-ever webinar to unveil the tourism potential in Kishtwar, anciently known as Kashtavata, and presently the biggest district in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Titled as ‘Tourism Potential in Kishtwar’, the webinar discussed the high degree of natural beauty and unique cultural encounters that a visitor can look forward to in this larg

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021JKRCEA slams J&K bureaucracy for "anti-SC/ST policies"

Jammu: Jammu Kashmir Reserved Categories Empowerment Alliance (JKRCEA) on slammed the bureaucracy of Jammu and Kashmir for what they called it's anti-SC/ST policies and alleged that it is willfully depriving the community of their rights.
“The J&K bureaucracy after imposition of Governors Rule initially and then President’s Rule (LG’s Administration) have turned out to be ‘supreme powers’ and th

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021Lady killed, five others injured in tanker-car collision in Udhampur

Jammu: A woman was killed and five others suffered injuries when a car they were travelling in collided with a tanker on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district.

Police said that a car coming from Srinagar side, late evening at around 2035 hours, collided with a tanker near Khairi.

Six persons suffered injuries and out of them, one lady identified as Neha, daughter of Madan

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021J&K: Four bodies recovered, several still missing in Kishtwar cloudburst

Jammu, Jul 28: As many as four bodies were recovered after a cloudburst triggered flash floods on early Wednesday in remote village Honjar of Dachhan in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

However, several people are still said to be missing.

An administrative official here said that bodies of four people have been recovered even as heavy rains have been hindering search operation to tr

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021Youth shot dead in Srinagar

Srinagar: A youth was shot dead by gunmen in Nawa Kadal area of downtown Srinagar on Tuesday, reports said.

Quoting a top police officer, Meeran Ali Pathan, a resident of Safa Kadal locaity was shot at 11:30 am in Bulbul Lanker area, leaving him critically wounded. He was rushed to SMHS hospital where he succumbed.

The slain youth was a bodybuilder and a social media influencer. According t

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021Unidentified male body retrieved from Jhelum on Srinagar outskirts

Srinagar: An unidentified male body was on Tuesday retrieved from river Jehlum in Parimpora area of Srinagar.

According to officials, the body has been taken to nearby hospital for medico- legal formalities.

Officials said that the identity of the deceased is being ascertained.

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021Clinical establishments, hospitals in J&K having 50 plus bed capacity asked to set up oxygen plants

Jammu, July 27: The Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday directed clinical establishments and hospitals having more than 50 beds to establish an oxygen generation plant of appropriate capacity for patients in need.

A notification issued to this effect was issued by Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo while invoking clause (c) of section 2 read with s

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021Alleged corruption in Revenue Deptt sparks stir, probe ensured

Kathua : Scores of people on Sunday blocked road to lodge protest against the alleged corrupt practices adopted by Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar in Chhan Rorian area of district Kathua.
“In absence any support from the administration to eradicate alleged corruption to ensure smooth revenue works, the people staged resort to stage protest and block National Highway, which hampered vehicular traf

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021Suspension of judge revoked, 2 transferred

Jammu: The High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh has revoked the suspension order of Civil Judge Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone, who was suspended by the Court earlier after a written complaint was filed against him by the Bar Association, Uri. Moreover, the court has also transferred two Sessions Judges.
Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone, who was serving as sub-judge Uri, was suspended on December 31, 2020, after B

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021J&K Special Tribunal asks SMC to restore water body

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Special Tribunal has directed Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to work along with other concerned departments to retrieve and restore the Doodhganga water body to its original position.
The directions were passed in wake of the illegal construction that is coming up at irrigation Khul at Toiba Colony-Nadrigund Peerbagh, Srinagar.
The News Now last week had ca

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021102 new cases, 1 more death

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 102 fresh coronavirus cases and one death, taking the number of infections and fatalities to 3,20,759 and 4,375 respectively, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 20 were from the Jammu division and 82 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.
Srinagar recorded the highest number of cases at 4, followed by 13 in Baramulla district.
Th

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021Heavy rain lashes Jammu

Jammu: Heavy rains lashed in the Jammu region early morning on Monday thus waterlogging roads and causing trouble to commuters.
However, MeT have also issued warning and forecast fresh spell of rains in next few days.
Rainwater gushed inside the houses in many low lying areas of Jammu city.
Police have also advised people to avoid travel on Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to inclement weat

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021Court frames terror charges against Parra

Srinagar: A special court has framed terror charges against Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, a senior PDP leader and close aide of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, based on a police charge sheet claiming that he was an asset for Pakistan-based terror groups and that his 13-year journey as a journalist and politician from 2007 was a "saga of subterfuge, deceit and double-dealing".
T

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021Ultra killed, cop hurt in 2 attacks in valley

27 militants killed in 13 encounters this month

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces and a cop was injured in two separate attacks in valley.
As per reports, a police constable was injured on Monday in a militant attack on the residence of a protected person in Baramulla district while a militant was gunned down in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
Security forces launched a cordon

 

Monday, July 26, 2021One unidentified militant killed in Aharbal, operation on

Kulgam, July 26: One unidentified militant has been killed in a gunfight that broke out between militants and security forces at Aharbal area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday.

An offical told news agency, that a Joint team of forces launched a cordon and search operation after “specific inputs” about the presence of militants in the Aharbal area.

“As the security forces approac

 

Monday, July 26, 2021ITBP carries rescue operations in Jammu after flash floods damage houses

JAMMU : Indo-Tibetan Border Police on Monday undertook relief and rescue operations in the Rajiv Nagar area of Jammu where a dozen houses were damaged by flash floods after heavy rains, said ITBP.

ITBP informed that due to heavy rains, the drainage system got blocked, and the water entered many houses in Doda Basti, Belicharana areas of Jammu.

According to the locals, the water has entered

 

Monday, July 26, 2021Four of family among 5 killed in two road mishaps in J&K's Ramban

Jammu, Jul 26: Five persons including four of a family are feared killed and 12 injured in two separate road accidents in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Senior Superintendent of Police Ramban, P D Nitya said that an information was received that one Swift Car, driven by Rakesh Kumar of Paloura, Jammu along with his wife Asha Rani and sons, Sachit Bhagat and Mehul Bhagat, travelling from

 

Monday, July 26, 2021Gunfight breaks out in Kulgam

Kulgam, Jul 26: A gunfight has been broke out between militants and security forces at Aherbal area of south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday, police sources said.

Police sources told news agency, that a joint team of Police, Army's 62 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation after “specific inputs” about presence of militants in Aherbal.

“As the security forces approached the

 

Monday, July 26, 2021Imran Khan's party wins most seats in PoK legislative elections marred by violence: Opposition alleges 'rigging'

Islamabad, Jul 26: Prime Minister Imran Khan's party on Monday was poised to form the government in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for the first time after it won 25 of 45 seats in the legislative assembly elections marred by deadly violence and allegations of irregularities by the Opposition, local media reported.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) won 25 seats while Pakistan People's Pa

 

Monday, July 26, 2021Block Congress Committee Dangri Office bearers resume office.

J&K have witnessed worst in absence of Congress Govt: Ashok Sharma

Rajouri: Block Congress Committee, Dangri office bearers took oath of allegiance on their respective positions assigned by party high command in the presence of National Coordinator AICC Vichaar Vibhag, Ex-MLA Kalakote & Ex-MLC, Adv. Ashok Kumar Sharma, Vice-Chairman DDC Rajouri & District Congress President Rajouri and Former Minister Sh. Shabir Ahmed Khan and others in the district headquarters

 

Monday, July 26, 2021Nation salutes soldiers who laid down their lives for country”s safety, security: President

SRINAGAR: President Ram Nath Kovind, who visited the Dagger War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir”s Baramulla district on Monday, said it evokes profound respect for the brave fighters who laid down their lives for the safety and security of the country.
Kovind was scheduled to visit the War Memorial at Drass in Ladakh to pay homage to personnel of the armed forces killed in the 1999 Kargil war, but

 

Monday, July 26, 2021COVID: Business activities resume after weekend lockdown lifted in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 26: Business and other activities resumed on Monday after weekend lockdown imposed by the authorities to prevent spread of COVID-19 in Srinagar was lifted.
The administration has decided to lift the weekend lockdown in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir following considerable drop in the COVID -19 positive cases during the past few weeks.
However, congregational prayer

 

Monday, July 26, 2021Nation will never forget sacrifice made by gallant heroes of Kargil conflict: Rajnath

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and senior Indian military officers paid homage to the fallen heroes on the 22nd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.

Singh laid a wreath in the honour of the bravehearts who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation during India’s victory in ‘Operation Vijay’ in 1999, also known as Kargil conflict.

 

Monday, July 26, 2021Police targets Drug dealings in Anantnag, arrests a drug peddler

Srinagar: Police in south Kashmir's Bijbehra Anantnag received an information through reliable sources that two persons namely Ishfaq Ahmad Parray (Shop owner)S/o Mohd Ramzan Parray and Manzoor Ahmad parray S/o Abdul Rahman Parry both residents of Krandigham Bijbehara has indulged in peddling of narcotic substances and has hoarded narcotic substances in their Shop at Guree Bijbehara for sale.

 

Monday, July 26, 202132-yr-old man electrocuted to death in Kunzar

Baramulla: A 32-year-old man died after receiving an electric shock in Kralweth village of Kunzar in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

According to the news agency, a man received an electric shock after he came in contact with a live wire at his home.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him bought dead on arrival, official sources said.

A police official identi

 

Monday, July 26, 2021KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS 2021 CELEBRATED AT KARGIL WAR MEMORIAL

Drass: The solemn ceremony to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas at the Kargil War Memorial, Dras was held with Shri RK Mathur, Hon'ble Lt Governor as the Chief Guest who laid a Wreath and paid his tributes to the fallen soldiers in a ceremony held at Kargil War Memorial, symbolising ‘Shradhanjali’ from the entire Nation to the Bravehearts.

This year's Kargil Vijay Diwa

 

Monday, July 26, 2021Private school teacher allegedly commits suicide in Budgam

Srinagar, Jul 26: A 27-year-old private school teacher allegedly committed suicide by hanging self in central Kashmir district of Budgam, official sources said on Monday.

They said panic gripped a village in Beerwah in Budgam when a woman (name withheld) was found hanging from the ceiling of her room by other family members late last evening. “The woman was immediately taken to a hospital, whe

 

Monday, July 26, 2021More than 300 people participate in "Run for Unity" on Kargil Vijay Diwas in Poonch

Jammu, Jul 26: Around 300 youths attended the "Run for Unity" organised on the occassion of Kargil Vijay Diwas by the Indian Army in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir here on Monday.

Defence spokesman said that on the occasion of the 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas, Indian Army's Poonch Brigade organised the "Run for Unity" in which around 300, mostly young people participated.

The participants

 

Monday, July 26, 2021LG attends Valedictory session at Young Thinkers Meet-2021

“I invite youth from other States/UTs to visit J&K and be a witness to ground-breaking inclusive development”: LG

SRINAGAR,: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha attended the Valedictory session at the 3-day long Young Thinkers Meet-2021 at SKICC here.

The Lt Governor interacted with the Youth who came from different States/UT, and shared the progressive and reformative measures taken by the J&K Government for the rapid development of UT.

Addressing the young participants, the Lt Governor highlighted the i

 

Monday, July 26, 2021Covid-19 guideline violations: 4494 violators fined throughout the Kashmir valley

Srinagar: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, during the last 24 hours Police have realized fine to the tune of ₹6,06,450/- from 4494 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19. Besides, 07 vehicles were also seized in Shopian for violating Covid-19 norms.

The special drive against the violators o

 

Monday, July 26, 20216-year-old boy drowns in a stream in Budgam

Srinagar: A 6-year-old boy drowned in a stream in central Kashmir district of Budgam on Sunday, official sources said.

They said a group of boys were taking a bath to evade hot weather conditions in a stream at Wagoora in Budgam on Sunday. “But, a minor -- identified as Faizan Ashtaf -- who was part of the group, was swept away by the water of the steam,” they said.

They said the minor was

 

Monday, July 26, 2021Heavy showers lash in Jammu region, roads waterlogged, MeT issues warning

Jammu, Jul 26: Heavy rains lashed in the Jammu region early morning on Monday thus waterlogging roads and causing trouble to commuters.

However, MeT have also issued warning and forecast fresh spell of rains in next few days.

Rainwater gushed inside the houses in many low lying areas of Jammu city.

Police have also advised people to avoid travel on Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to

 

Monday, July 26, 2021One killed, 12 injured in truck-tempo collision in J&K's Ramban

Jammu, Jul 26: One person was killed and 12 injured when a truck collided with tempo along Jammu-Srinagar national highway in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Senior Superintendent of Police Ramban, P D Nitya said that information was received this morning that a truck (JK13C-4760) driven by Kabir Ahmed Khan, son of Mohammad Hussain Khan, resident of Rafiabad, Baramulla was on its way

 

Monday, July 26, 2021Kargil Vijay Diwas: PM pays rich tributes to India's fallen soldiers

New Delhi, Jul 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid rich tributes to the soldiers who lost their lives defending India during the 1999 war in Kargil.

"The bravery of the soldiers motivates us every single day," the prime minister tweeted as he remembered the brave sacrifices of the soldiers on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Modi also shared an excerpt from last year's Mann K

 

Monday, July 26, 2021PSO of Apni Party injured after misfire in Baramulla

Baramulla: A PSO of Chief Coordinator of Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) Fazal Mohd was injured after he accidentally misfired with his own gun in Wahidna Chandoosa area of North Kashmir's Baramulla district on Monday.

A top police officer told that the cop accidently injured himself with his own service rifle after misfire resulting bullet wound in his foot. He was shifted to nearby hospital

 

Monday, July 26, 2021President Kovind’s Kargil visit cancelled due to bad weather

Will lay wreaths at Warfare School Gulmarg: Officials

Drass: President Ram Nath Kovind's Kargil visit was cancelled on Monday due to inclement weather, officials said.

An official told that the President's plane couldn't take off from Srinagar due to bad weather and difficult flying conditions for crossing  Himalayan peaks like Zojilla Pass.

The official said Plan B has been put in place  and the President's convey has been diverted towards Gu

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021Rifle snatched from cop in south Kashmir's Kulgam

Srinagar: Suspected militants on Sunday afternoon snatched a rifle from a cop at Khudwani crossing on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said.

Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that the suspected militants snatched an AK-47 rifle from the cop namely Mudasir Ahmad in the said area.

The cop, as per the official, is from Devsar area of Kulgam a

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021‘No follow-up results’ after meeting with PM: Farooq Abdullah

Jammu, July 25: A month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outreach to mainstream leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said on Sunday that there has been “no follow-up results” on the ground.

Adbullah said this in reference to the Prime Minister’s remarks at the June 24 meeting in New Delhi that he wanted to win the hearts of the people of Jammu and Kas

 

Sunday, July 25, 20214 IEDs Recovered In Kuwpara

Kupwara: Four Improvised Explosive Devices concealed under a big stone were found Nadernagh Avoora in Kupwara district on Sunday, officials said.

A police official told that the IEDs were recovered during a cordon-and-search-operation by police and army’s 41 RR army. The official said a Bomb Disposal Squad has been summoned for defusing the devices.
In the meantime, he said, the CASO cont

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021Traffic Police announces diversion plan on Srinagar-Baramulla highway for Monday

Jammu, July 25: Traffic Police (Rural) Kashmir on Sunday announced a diversion plan for vehicles traveling on Srinagar-Baramulla highway tomorrow on Monday morning from 0700 hrs till 1000 hrs.

A communique issued by SSP Traffic Rural Kashmir further said that no vehicular movement will be allowed towards Gulmarg with effect from Sunday evening except tourists having prior hotel bookings and se

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021President Kovind arrives in Srinagar

Jammu, July 25: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Sunday on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, officials said.

They said Kovind arrived at the Srinagar airport here at 11:15 am and was received by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and senior officers of the police and the civil administration.

During the July 25-28 trip, the President will visit Drass

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021Local LeT militant who exfiltrated via Wagah in 2018 killed in Bandipora encounter: IGP Kashmir

Jammu, July 25: One of the three militants killed in the gunfight with security forces in Bandipora forests has been identified as a local while the other two are foreigners, officials said on Sunday.

The trio was killed in the encounter in Sumlar-Aragam woods in the north Kashmir district after the militants opened fire on a joint team of Police, Army's 13RR, 14RR, Marcos, Para Special Force

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021Army deploys counter-terrorism Division to tackle China in Ladakh

NEW DELHI: Seeking to tackle the Chinese forces, the Indian Army pulled out units engaged in counter-terrorism operations in the Northern Command area to deploy them along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Ladakh area some months ago.
The counter terrorism division was pulled out of operations from within the Northern Command area and deployed in the Ladakh sector many months ago.
“The

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021President to arrive today

Jammu: President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh from July 25 to 28, a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Saturday.
On Monday, the President will pay homage to the indomitable courage and sacrifice of the Indian armed forces during the Kargil conflict in 1999 at the Kargil War Memorial Dras (Ladakh) on the 22nd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, it sa

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021CBI carries out search at 40 locations in J&K, Delhi

Jammu: The CBI on Saturday conducted searches at 40 locations in Jammu and Kashmir, and in the national capital in connection with cases related to alleged irregularities in the issuance of over 2.78 lakh arms licences to non-residents on forged documents during 2012-16, officials said.
The search operation was spread across Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur, Rajouri, Anantnag, Baramulla and Delhi at t

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021Govt mulls to revise textbook curriculum

Jammu: The government is mulling to bring revision in the curriculum of different classes by including the stories of local real heroes in the textbooks for the new generation.
As per the reports the states that the administration has said that it will bring out the revision in the syllabi of different classes in schools of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Bring out the revision in the curriculum of the di

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021Govt committed to fully implement FRA, says LG

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Manoj Sinha on Saturday said the UT administration is committed to fully implement the Forest Rights Act at the earliest to safeguard the interests of the communities dependent on forests.
Sinha was addressing a function after inaugurating the new boys hostel of the Faculty of Forestry but at an expenditure of Rs 5.30 crore.
He also lai

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021BSF lodges objection with Pak over drone activities in Jammu

Jammu: India on Saturday lodged a strong protest over drone activities by Pakistan authorities in Jammu areas during a sector commander-level meeting between the Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers, officials said.
The meeting was held at the request of Pakistan Rangers at the International Border (IB) in the Suchetgarh area and it was decided to re-energise instant communication betw

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021Three militants killed, jawan injured in encounter in valley

Srinagar: Three unidentified militants were killed while an Army jawan was injured in an encounter in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shokbaba forest in the Sumblar area of Bandipora in north Kashmir following inputs about the presence of militants there, they said.
The officials said as the forces were conducting s

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021India logs 39K fresh cases

New Delhi: India's tally of COVID-19 infections rose by 39,097 in a day to reach 3,13,32,159, while 546 more people succumbed to the viral disease during the same period taking the death toll to 4,20,016 on Saturday, according to Union Health Ministry data.
The number of active cases in the country has increased to 4,08,977, accounting for 1.34 per cent of the total caseload while the national C

 

Sunday, July 25, 202143 crore jabbed

New Delhi: India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has achieved the landmark milestone of 43 crore with nearly 46 lakh vaccine doses administered on Saturday, the Union health ministry said.
The 22,80,435 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 2,72,190 vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18-44 years on Saturday.
"India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination covera

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021GA Mir meets Sonia, Rahul

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Saturday called on Congress President and former Congress President in union capital and briefed them about the current situation in J&K.
As per the statement, JKPCC President also met senior party leaders and had a detailed discussion with them over the wide range of issues concerning people of J&K.

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021Soldier dies in mine blast

Jammu: A soldier died along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati (KG) sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Friday after accidentally stepping over a mine during a patrol, said a security officer. During monsoon, anti-personnel mines drift away from their place and pose a threat to soldiers on the LoC.
The deceased soldier has been identified as Sepoy Kamal Dev Vaidya, a native

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Indian Army’s counter-terrorism division deployed to tackle China on Ladakh front

NEW DELHI: Seeking to tackle the Chinese forces, the Indian Army pulled out units engaged in counter-terrorism operations in the Northern Command area to deploy them along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Ladakh area some months ago.
The counter terrorism division was pulled out of operations from within the Northern Command area and deployed in the Ladakh sector many months ago.
“The

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021DGP J&K sanctions welfare loan/relief in favour of 169 police personnel

Srinagar, July 24: Continuing its endeavour to provide financial support to the officers and personnel of J&K police in need, the Director General of Police J&K Shri Dilbag Singh has sanctioned welfare loan/ relief of over Rupees 1.61 crore vide Police headquarters’ order No.2200 of 2021. The amount has been sanctioned out of the Central Police Welfare Fund.

Under this order the financial a

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021President on four-day visit to J&K, Ladakh from July 25

New Delhi, Jul 24: President Ram Nath Kovid will visit Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from July 25 to 28, an official release from President's Office said on Saturday.

On July 26, the President will pay homage to the Indian Armed Forces at the Kargil War Memorial Dras (Ladakh) on the occasion of 22nd Anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas.
On July 27, the President will grac

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Kashmir retailers demand end to weekend lockdowns

KASHMIR: As the Jammu and Kashmir was categorised as “green zones” for Covid19, the Kashmir Retailers Association (KRA) on Saturday demanded authorities to ease further restrictions across Kashmir.

KRA in a statement issued to a local news agency, appealed Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, PK Pole to revoke the weekend lockdowns.

KRA President, Farhan Kitab, who is also the core member of A

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Encounter in Bandipora woods going on, injured soldier evacuated: Army

Srinagar, July 24: Army on Saturday said a joint operation along with police was ongoing with militants in the woods of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

Defence ministry spokesman based in Srinagar said in a statement this afternoon that the joint operation was launched based on inputs from police.

“Today morning, a joint operation was launched based on specific inputs of JKP and contact was es

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Weekend lockdown back in Srinagar after Eid celebrations

Srinagar, Jul 24: After three-day Eid-ul-Adha celebrations, the weekend lockdown is back in Srinagar, where shops and business establishments remained closed on Saturday.

On a positive note, Srinagar recorded only five covid-19 fresh cases on Friday.

Public and private vehicles, exempted from weekend lockdown, were plying on the city routes though in less numbers.

All gates of the histor

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Serosurvey would determine impact of possible 3rd Covid wave on children: DAK

Srinagar, Jul 24: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Saturday said serosurvey of pediatric population in the valley would determine the impact of possible third Covid-19 wave on children.

Serosurvey of children will give us a fair estimate of their vulnerability in predicted third wave,” said DAK president and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement this afternoon.

“Serosurvey

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019: Preparations Underway at Dras War Memorial For July 26 Event

Drass, July 24: Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on July 26 to commemorate the success of “Operation Vijay” which was conducted by the Indian Army to drag Pakistani Army backed infiltrators out of the Indian Territory. This year also preparations are going on in full swing at Kargil War Memorial in Dras in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil District.

As part of the celebrations, the India

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021J&K, Ladakh NCC Directorate's 6-day "Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat" online camp from Jul 26

Jammu, Jul 24: The Directorate of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh National Cadet Corps (NCC) is conducting a six-day ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ online camp for cadets of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and West Bengal and Sikkim Directorate from July 26 to 31.
Defence spokesman here said that the aim of the camp is to foster a sense of unity and nationalism amongst the participating NCC cadets.
The the

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Charri Mubarak taken to Pahalgam for Bhoomi Punjan, Dhawarjahon ceremonies

Srinagar, Jul 24: The Chhari Mubarak, holy silver mace of Lord Shiva was on Saturday taken to Pahalgam for Bhoomi Pujan and Dhawajarohan ceremonies on the auspicious occasion of Ashad-Purnima (Vyas-Purnima).
With this the age old traditions associated with the annual pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas commenced on Saturday.
However, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Security forces launch search operation in J&K's Poonch after 'suspicious movement'

Poonch July 24: Security forces on Saturday launched cordon and search operation in Khanitar Top and Khanitar areas of Poonch district of Jammu division, officials said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Operations, Manish Sharma told that the searches were launched by Army and SOG Poonch following inputs about suspicious movement in the said areas.

The search operation was going on at the ti

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021SMC bans use, hoarding and distribution of polythene and single-use plastic

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday ordered a complete ban on use, hoarding, distribution or sale of polythene and prohibited single-use plastics in Srinagar.

The ban has been enforced from 24th July. The development comes days after the government constituted a special task force for the elimination of single-use plastic and for addressing the issue of plastic in Jamm

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Lord Buddha is more relevant in times of Corona pandemic: PM

New Delhi, Jul 24: Prime Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Lord Buddha is all the more relevant in today's times of Corona pandemic as India has shown how to face even the most difficult challenge by following His path.

In his message for the Ashadha Purnima-Dhamma Chakra Day programme, the Prime Minister said, 'India has shown how we can face even the most difficult chall

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Fake Gun License Scam: CBI teams raid in J&K, searches on

Jammu, Jul 24: The sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday morning conducted simultaneous raids at more than 20 locations in much publicized Fake Gun License case in Jammu and Kashmir.

CBI sources here said that raids are conducted in connection with Fake Gun License case and at present searches going on at around 23 locations including 10 in Jammu.

Pertinent to mention

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021One-way traffic resumes on Srinagar-Leh highway

Srinagar, Jul 24: One-way traffic was on Saturday resumed on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway after closing for a day in view of weekly maintenance, traffic officials said.

Traffic was suspended on the highway, the only road connecting Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir, on Friday to allow weekly maintenance, particularly at Zojila pass, where road has suffered damage due to heavy sn

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Two militants killed, 3 security personnel injured in Bandipora encounter

Srinagar, Jul 24: Two unidentified militants were killed and three security personnel were injured in an encounter in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Saturday, official sources said.

Troops of 13 and 14 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Shokbaba forest Sumblar in Bandipora earl

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Army jawan died in mine explosion in Poonch

Jammu, Jul 24: One Army jawan was died and another suffered injuries in a mine explosion along the Line of Control in Mendhar area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Defence sources said that one jawan was killed, while another suffered injuries in an explosion that took place during an operation in forwarding areas along the Line of Control in the KG sector of Poonch on Saturday.

The

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Pegasus Row: BJP has taken leaf out of how Britishers treated Indians during colonial era, says Mehbooba

Srinagar: Asserting that 'a spyware used against terrorists has been weaponised to deal with political opponents and dissenters', former J&K chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday alleged that BJP has taken a leaf out of how Britishers would suspect and treat Indians during the colonial era.

Ms Mehbooba further alleged that the Centre has gone rogue and is brazenly subvertin

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Three soldiers injured in ongoing Bandipora encounter

Srinagar, July 24: Three soldiers have been injured in an ongoing gunfight with militants in Shokbaba forests in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday, officials said.

Two militants were killed in the encounter so far, according to the police.

Quoting official sources, news agency TNN reported that three soldiers sustained bullet injuries in the gunfight and were removed to the hos

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Army soldier martyred, another injured in suspected mine blast near LoC in Poonch

Mendhar, July 24: An army soldier died while another suffered injuries in a suspected mine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district, officials said.

As per the officials, the explosion took place at a forward location of LoC in KG sector resulting into an army soldier's killing.

Another army man has suffered injuries in the explosion, the official adde

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021CBI raids at multiple locations in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 24: The sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are conducting raids at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, official sources said.

They said the roads are being conducted by the investigation agency since this morning.

Details are awaited, the sources said.

Updated On 7/24/2021 2:33:38 PM

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021Suspicious drone spotted near Army area in Jammu outskirts

Jammu, Jul 24: A suspected drone was spotted near Army area late evening on Friday in the city outskirts here.

Police sources said that at about 2025 hours, one suspicious flying object, possibly a drone with blinking white light was seen flying near Army chak at Kaluchak.

They said that the flying object which was flying at a height about 150-200 metre above the ground level and was spotte

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021J&K Police seeks cooperation from public in militant website case

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police sought cooperation from the public to voluntarily provide their accounts of interactions with the accused arrested in connection with a case related to a militant blog site.

A police spokesperson said that police has received inputs from several quarters that a number of rumours and apprehensions are floating around centring the arrest and investigation of se

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Pulwama district shows 61% sero-positivity in 4th round of ICMR’s Population-based serosurvey

Srinagar July 23: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted the fourth round of "National sero-survey for COVID-19" in June 2021 in the same 70 districts in which the first three rounds were conducted.

This survey covered general population aged 6 years and above and Health Care Workers working in district hospitals of these districts.

As per an official handout by GMC Srinaga

 

Friday, July 23, 2021LG inaugurates IIM Jammu’s online orientation programme

Srinagar, July 23: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday inaugurated the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu’s online orientation program of 2nd Batch of Ph.D. and 6th Batch of MBA.

While congratulating all incoming students for making it into the academic programs of IIM Jammu, the Lt Governor advised them to adopt new strategies to deal with future challenges of business enviro

 

Friday, July 23, 2021JK Forest, allied departments devise ambitious plan for Monsoon Plantation in Jammu region

Commissioner Secretary reviews modalities for successful implementation

JAMMU, JULY 23- Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department and its allied wings of Social Forestry, Wild Life Protection and Soil and Water Conservation departments have formulated an ambitious plan envisaging large scale afforestation during current monsoon season across various districts of Jammu region.

Commissioner Secretary Forests, Sanjeev Verma, informed this while chairing a meeting held here

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Night flight Op begins tonight from Jammu Airport

Jammu, Jul 23: The much-awaited demand of people is going to be fulfilled with night flight operation commencing tonight from Jammu Civil Airport.

An official of Airport Authority of India (AAI) told UNI that the trial run of night flight was successfully conducted on Thursday.

'The flight operation will be commencing tonight,' said the official.

He said that initially, GoAir has agreed

 

Friday, July 23, 2021J&K, Ladakh candidates to appear in Army Sepoy Pharma recruitment rally in Punjab

Srinagar, Jul 23: The Army is holding 15-day rally for the candidates of Punjab, Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh for appointment of Sepoy Pharma at Amritsar.

A defence ministry spokesman Col Emron Musai said Army recruitment rally of Sepoy Pharma will be conducted for eligible candidates of Punjab, J&K and Ladakh UTs from September 16 to September 30, 2021.

The rally

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Sanjeev Jain appointed Vice Chancellor of Central University Jammu

Jammu, Jul 23: Former Vice Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, Prof Sanjeev Jain has been appointed as new Vice Chancellor of Central University of Jammu.

Prof Jain has replaced Prof Ashok Aima, whose five-year term ended in May, 2021.
The new Vice Chancellor could not be appointed due to the outbreak of COVID pandemic.

Madhya Pradesh resident, Prof Jain was app

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Kashmir fight wordpress.com case: IGP Kashmir issues public notice

Srinagar: Police on Friday issues public notice regarding Kashmir fight wordpress.com related matter.

“Police has has received inputs from several quarters that a number of rumours and apprehensions are floating around centring the arrest and investigation of several accused persons in connection with enquiry into the Kashmir fight wordpress.com related matters,” IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said i

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Illegal construction comes at WetLand Doodhganga | Admin gives owner week time to demolish structure

SRINAGAR: The administration has given a week's time to a Srinagar resident to demolish the illegal structure which it has built on a wetland Doodhganga, Narkar Numbal in Srinagar.

Reports said that the construction of a multi-story residential flat is going on at irrigation Khul at Toiba Colony-Nadrigund Peerbagh, Srinagar which is violating the High Court’s NGT order as well as the Jammu and

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Two JKAS officers transferred

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government Friday posted Director General Youth Services and Sports , Dr Saleem ur Rehman as Director General Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization.

As per an order issued by the General Administration Department, Dr Rehman, who was holding the additional charge of the post of DG, Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization, will assume the charge on full time basis with i

 

Friday, July 23, 2021BJP pays tributes to Kuldeep Verma, martyr of 2008 Amarnath land agitation

JAMMU: Remembering Kuldeep Verma, a martyr of 2008 Amarnath land agitation, on his Balidan Divas, a programme was organized by BJP District Jammu West at party office, Kachi Chawni.

Former State President BJP and EX Minister Sat Sharma (CA) was the main speaker on the occasion, which was also addressed by Shilpi Verma (widow of martyr Kuldeep Verma), Ramesh Arora (Ex MLC), Shailja Gupta, Chand

 

Friday, July 23, 20213 killed in Panzinara road accident

Srinagar, Jul 23: Three persons were killed in a road accident on Friday after the two-wheeler they were travelling on met with an accident at Panzinara area in Srinagar outskirts.

Official sources told news agency, that three persons travelling on a scooty (chasis number) was hit by a Wagon R vehicle bearing registration number JK05E—1226, resulting in on spot death to three persons.

The

 

Friday, July 23, 2021LG Dedicates Seven Power Infrastructure Projects Worth ₹ 10.11 Crore To Public In J&K

Plethora of problems plaguing the power generation, transmission, and distribution sector in J&K for last many decades are now being resolved at a faster pace: LG

JAMMU: The turnaround in the power transmission and distribution sector in the last one year in Jammu & Kashmir has helped in achieving reliable, quality, and sustainable electricity supply. Power sector of the UT has not seen any development since last three decades and further strengthening of infrastructure will help the government's aim of providing uninterrupted supply to households even in

 

Friday, July 23, 202122 militants killed in 23 days in Kashmir valley

Jammu: 22 militants were killed in Valley while in Sunderbani Sector of Rajouri area of Jammu Division two militants and 2 soldiers were killed during a confrontation between Indian Army soldiers and infiltrators.

A soldier was also killed in a gunfight here in Kashmir Valley this month.

The data available with news agency, reveals that 22 militants and a soldier were killed in nine gunfigh

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Unidentified body recovered from South Kashmir

Srinagar: An unidentified male body was found in Shastergam village of Dooru in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday afternoon, officials said.

An official told the news agency, that some locals spotted a male body lying in Shastergam village, following which they informed Dooru police station.

He said that soon after the information was received a team of police rushed to the spot.

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Wireless Set, AK-47 Round Recovered In Rajouri

Rajouri, Jul 23 Army on Friday morning recovered a wireless set and one round of AK-47 in Lamberi village in Rajouri district, defence officials said.

They said that a party of Army's 63 Rashtriya Rifles launched a search operation on receipt of specific operation.

In the course of searches, the team recovered a wireless set, Ak-47 round, a charger and a radio set, they told.

Confirm

 

Friday, July 23, 2021US welcomes PM Modi's continued focus on driving clean energy transformation in India: Official

Washington, Jul 23: The United States welcomes the continued focus of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on driving a clean energy transformation in his country despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior official has said.

Testifying before a Congressional committee on Thursday, Jonathan Pershing, a senior advisor to the Special Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry said th

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Man drowns in Sondar Koul in Srinagar’s Kani Kadal

Locals say efforts on to trace him

Srinagar: A man drowned in Sondar Koul in Kani Kadal area of Srinagar on Friday, while efforts are on to trace him, local sources said.

Local sources informed the news agency, that an unidentified man was washing his shoes at Sondar Koul, when he slipped and drowned into it.

They said the locals present there also jumped into the water to rescue the man

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Two accused arrested within 20 hours for murdering woman in Reasi: Police

JAMMU: The police said that two persons have been arrested and the murder case was solved within 20 hours of crime in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The murder case of a woman has been solved with the arrest of two persons in 20 hours,” Shaildenra Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, (SSP) Reasi said.
He said that on July 21, Manzoor Ahmed of Khunderdhan reported at Police Station Cha

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Train service restored on Baramulla-Banihal track after two days

Srinagar, Jul 23: The train service was restored on Friday between Baramulla in north Kashmir and Banihal in Jammu division after remaining suspended for two days to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

Official sources said that trains are plying normally on Budgam-Baramulla and Budgam-Banihal routes on Friday after remaining suspended for two days. “The decision to suspend the train service was t

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Dr Saleem ur Rehman posted DG Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization, Mohammed Ashraf Bhat DG Youth Services & Sports

Srinagar July 23: The Jammu and Kashmir government Friday posted Director General Youth Services and Sports , Dr Saleem ur Rehman as Director General Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization.

As per an order issued by the General Administration Department, Dr Rehman, who was holding the additional charge of the post of DG, Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization, will assume the charge on full time b

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Two trekkers die, another injured in Anantnag

Anantnag, Jul 23: Two trekkers died and another was seriously injured after they fell into a deep gorge in north Kashmir late Thursday night, officials said.

They said a group of three trekkers were on way to Banihal from Verinag Anantnag when the lost the track and fell into a crevasse at Hallan late last night.

A police this morning recovered two bodies identified as 18-year-old Aaqib Wan

 

Friday, July 23, 2021NIA arrests two Lashkar-e-Mustafa terrorists for carrying out terrorist activities in J&K

Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) have arrested two suspected terrorists of a newly floated Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM) terrorist outfit for carrying out terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

NIA sources said that two accused persons namely Mohammad Arman Ali, 20, alias Arman Mansuri and Mohammad Ehsanullah, 23, alias Guddu Ansari, of Depbahuara, Marhoura, District Saran, Bihar,

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Pegasus Row: Jammu Police foils Congress march to Raj Bhawan

Jammu: Police on Thursday foiled an attempt by the Congress leaders to take out a protest march towards the Raj Bhawan here over the Pegasus Row.
The Congress party also sought the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Supreme Court-monitored high level investigation into the alleged phone tapping episode.
A large number of senior leaders and activists of Congress staged protest and

 

Friday, July 23, 2021Two militants killed in encounter in J&K's Sopore

Baramulla, Jul 23: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore district of north Kashmir on Friday, police said.

A joint Cordoned and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) and CRPF on a tip-off about the presence of militants at Warpora, Sopore late Thursday night, a police spokesman said.

An encounter broke

 

Friday, July 23, 2021JK Forest, allied departments devise ambitious plan for Monsoon Plantation in Jammu region

Commissioner Secretary reviews modalities for successful implementation

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department and its allied wings of Social Forestry, Wild Life Protection and Soil and Water Conservation departments have formulated an ambitious plan envisaging large scale afforestation during current monsoon season across various districts of Jammu region.

Commissioner Secretary Forests, Sanjeev Verma, informed this while chairing a meeting held here to revi

 

Friday, July 23, 2021IED fitted drone found in bordering Kanhachak belt of Jammu

Jammu, Jul 23: Jammu Police on Friday found drone fitted with improvised explosive device along international border in Kanhachak area here in the city outskirts.

Intelligence sources said that drone fitted with IED was recovered in Kanachack area at about 0100 hours midnight.

"Police team from Kanhachak Police Station on receiving the information rushed to the spot and he found one drone a