Jammu and Kashmir

Tuesday, October 26, 2021Iconic week festival: DC Rajouri flags off Himalayan Bike Rally

4 girls among 50 youth participate in expedition

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 26: To mark the celebration of Iconic Week Festivals under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, District Administration Rajouri, in collaboration with the Rajouri Development Authority today organised a Himalayan Bike Rally.
The rally was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner, Rajesh K Shavan from lawns of the PWD Dak Bungalow.
Among the others, President MC Rajouri, Mohammad Ari

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021Dept Hoticultural And Ritika Trehan Head Project Coordinator Subhadra Foundation organised Awareness Camp At Sukater Area

JAMMU Oct 26: Today an awareness camp was organised by Department of horticulture and subhadra foundation at the Sukater area of jammu.The awareness camp was inaugurated by Hon'ble Member of parliament Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma in the presence of Director Horticulture Ram Sevak, President VHP Rajesh Gupta, Anand Harbola, Chief Head Horticulture Sarabjeet Singh, Leela Karan and Ashok Kumar Gupta.

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021Cases against Kashmiri students: Mehbooba accuses Centre of resorting to vindictive action

Srinagar, Oct 26: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday accused the Centre of resorting to "vindictive" action against Kashmiri youth and said such steps will "alienate them further" after cases were registered against some students here for celebrating Pakistan's victory over India in a T20 international cricket match.

Two cases have been registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021Cases registered against medical students in J-K for celebrating Pakistan's victory over India

Srinagar, Oct 26: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered two cases against medical students here under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for celebrating Pakistan's victory over India in a T20 international cricket match, officials said on Tuesday.

The cases have been registered against the students living in hostels at the Government Medical College in Karan Nagar here and S

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021Grenade attack in J-K's Bandipora, six civilians injured

Srinagar, Oct 26: Six civilians, including a woman, were injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.

"At about 10:20 am, terrorists hurled a grenade upon the Army convoy near bus stand Sumbal which missed the target and exploded on road side," a police official said.

The explosion caused injuries to six civilians, the officia

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021India-Pak match: 6 detained in J-K after video showing raising of derogatory slogans goes viral

Jammu, Oct 26: Six people have been detained by Jammu and Kashmir police after a video purportedly showing objectionable slogans being raised by a group of persons in Samba district, following a T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan, went viral on social media, officials said on Tuesday.

The video triggered widespread protests by various social organisation in Samba district.

The v

 

Monday, October 25, 2021Would rather talk to J-K's youth for development: Shah on NC chief seeking talks with Pak

Srinagar, Oct 25: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday hit out at National Conference president Farooq Abdullah for seeking talks with Pakistan, saying the government would rather talk to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir for making it the most developed in the country.

The home minister, who is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir -- his first since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019 --

 

Monday, October 25, 2021JSW Group to set up Rs 150-cr steel unit in J&K

New Delhi, Oct 25: JSW Group on Monday said it will invest Rs 150 crore to set up a 1.2 lakh metric tonne color coated steel manufacturing facility in Jammu and Kashmir.

The plant will be set up by group company JSW Steel, JSW Group said in a statement.

"JSW has committed to setting up a state of the art color coated steel manufacturing facility of capacity 1,20,000 metric tons per annum al

 

Monday, October 25, 2021Will replace guns with pens, says Amit Shah in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 25: Union Home Minister Amit Shah lashed out at the National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah for advocating dialogue with Pakistan, stating that he would talk “to the people of J&K and its youth only, no one else.”

“Dr Farooq sahib has suggested that I should talk to Pakistan. Let me clarify, if I will talk, I will talk to people of Jammu and Kashmir and its youth only, n

 

Monday, October 25, 2021Around 2 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at Vaishno Devi shrine during Navratras

Jammu, Oct 25: Nearly two lakh pilgrims paid obeisance during nine-day long Navratras at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Shrine situated in Trikuta Hills of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir.

However, the government has also issued fresh guidelines for the pilgrims reaching Katra asking for valid and verifiable RT-PCR/Rapid Antigen Test not older than 72 hours of arrival in the Union Territory.

 

Monday, October 25, 2021India has taken several initiatives to modernise armed forces, produce high-quality weapon systems: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Oct 25: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the government has taken several initiatives to modernise the armed forces and produce high-quality weapon systems.
Addressing the Ambassadors’ Round Table Conference here today, the Defence Minister said that the years 2020 and 2021 have seen the discovery of new horizons in the Aerospace and Defence manufacturing sectors inc

 

Monday, October 25, 2021T20 WC: Omar Abdullah slams Indian team for not taking stand for Mohammed Shami

New Delhi, October 25: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Jammu Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) leader Omar Abdullah on Monday slammed team India for not standing up for their teammate Mohammed Shami, who was abused and trolled on social media after India suffered a defeat against Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
“Mohammed Shami was one of 11 players who lost last night, he w

 

Monday, October 25, 202110th, 12th exams: Students asked to carry consent signed by parents, guardians

Srinagar, Oct 25: The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines, among others mandating consent by parents or legal guardians for students of 10th and 12th class to take examinations in Jammu and Kashmir, news agency reported on Monday.

As per the report, offline board examinations for 12th and 10th classes have been permitted to be held in staggered manner keeping in v

 

Monday, October 25, 2021Army flags off motorcycle expedition 'Tornadoes' from Udhampur

Jammu, Oct 25: The army on Monday flagged off a motorcycle expedition of world record holder Army service corps (ASC), nicknamed as "Tarnadoes", from Northern Command headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district on Monday, officials said.

The expedition comprising of 11 riders on Royal Enfield Himalayan was flagged off by chief of staff (CoS), northern command, Lieutenant General S Ha

 

Monday, October 25, 2021Jammu- Srinagar National highway opened for traffic, Mughal road and Ladakh remain closed

Srinagar, Oct 25: Traffic on the Jammu- Srinagar National highway resumed on Monday after being closed for two days due to landslides, while Ladakh and Mughal road remain closed for the third consecutive day, following accumulation of snow, a traffic control room official said.
He said light motor vehicles were allowed to move on either side of the Srinagar-Jammu National highway from this morn

 

Monday, October 25, 202110 Kashmiri students in Punjab assaulted after India lost to Pak in T20 World Cup

Chandigarh, Oct 25: At least 10 students from Kashmir studying in two private educational institutes in Punjab on Monday alleged that they were assaulted, threatened and their hostel rooms vandalised after India lost to Pakistan in a T-20 World Cup cricket match by 10 wickets on Sunday night.

One incident was reported in the Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology located on the ou

 

Monday, October 25, 2021Kashmir reels under biting cold after snowfall, record rain

Srinagar, Oct 25: Kashmir valley continues to reel under bitter cold conditions after early snowfall and record rainfall in some parts, officials said on Monday.

Quoting a meteorological department official, news agency reported that Srinagar recorded minimum temperature of 6.5°C against 2.8°C on previous night.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 4.8°C against previous

 

Monday, October 25, 2021170% jump in air traffic at Srinagar Int’l Airport this year

Srinagar: With almost 12,000 daily passenger footfall being witnessed at the Srinagar International Airport the aerodrome has of late seen 170 per cent increase in air traffic compared to last year, officials said.

As per Airports Authority of India (AAI) data, from witnessing only 2500 daily passenger footfall last year and even during April and May this year owing to Covid-19, the airport ha

 

Monday, October 25, 2021Amit Shah pays obeisance at Mata Kheer Bhawani temple in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 25: Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid obeisance at the Mata Kheer Bhawani temple shrine in J&K's Ganderbal district on Monday at the end of his three-day visit to the union territory.

Extraordinary security arrangements were made in and around the Mata Kheer Bhawani temple in Tullamulla town of Ganderbal district for Shah's visit.

Heavy deployment of police and paramilitary f

 

Monday, October 25, 2021Day 15: Firing resumes at Rajouri-Poonch gunfight site

Jammu, Oct 25: Fresh firing has broken out between security forces and a group of heavily armed terrorists on Monday morning in the Bhati Dhurian forest of Mendhar on the Rajouri-Poonch boundary in Jammu and Kashmir.

The encounter on Monday entered its 15th consecutive day.

Official sources said that terrorists fired at the search party, which also returned retaliatory firing.

Intermitte

 

Monday, October 25, 2021AIKS urges centre to take concrete steps to provide security to minorities in Kashmir

New Delhi: All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) urged the central government to take concrete steps to ensure the safety and security of Kashmiri Pandits and other minorities residing in Kashmir.
The demands were raised during an in-house meeting in the backdrop of a series of targeted killings of minorities including Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley.
During the initial remarks, AIKS president Ramesh

 

Monday, October 25, 202125 Tribal families, livestock rescued from woods in Kashmir

Srinagar: The administration in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday rescued more 25 tribal families along with livestock to safer locations at Namlan Sangerwani woods in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.

An official spokesman said, on receiving information that 25 tribal families along with 2000 livestock are stuck in the forest area of Namlan Sangerwani in Pulwama district following heavy rain and s

 

Monday, October 25, 2021CPI(M) condemns killing of a civilian in Kashmir

Srinagar: CPI (M) Leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami strongly condemned the killing of a civilian near a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in South Kashmir and demanded a thorough probe into the incident.

While strongly condemning the killing of a civilian near a CRPF camp in Zainapora area of Shopin, the CPI(M) leader in a statement has asked the authorities to probe the incident thoroughl

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021Farooq Abdullah pays obeisance at Shahdara Sharif shrine

Jammu, Oct 24: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday paid obeisance at the shrine of Shahdara Sharif and prayed for peace and prosperity.

On top of a hillock near Thanna Mandi, the 19th century shrine is dedicated to Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah.

Before paying obeisance, the imam and khateeb of the shrine performed 'dastar bandi' of the National Conference chief.

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021Govt does not believe in buying peace in J&K: LG

Jammu, Oct 24: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Sunday warned those who incite people to trigger violence, saying the government does not believe in "buying peace" but is firm on ensuring peace on the ground.

Sinha made these remarks at a public rally with Union Home Minister Amit Shah who is on his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the repeal of Article 370 in August 201

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021Time for sidelining people of Jammu has come to an end: Amit Shah

Jammu, Oct 24: The time for sidelining the people of Jammu has come to an end and now both Kashmir and Jammu will be developed together, Home Minister Amit Shah told a public rally here on Sunday.

Shah is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, his first after the Centre revoked the erstwhile state's special status and bifurcated it into union territories on August 5, 2019.

Addressing th

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021J-K counter-insurgency operation: Arrested Pak terrorist killed, three security personnel injured

Jammu, Oct 24: An arrested Pakistani terrorist was killed, while three security personnel were injured on Sunday when militants opened fire on a joint search party of the Army and police inside a forest in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Heavy firing and explosions were reported from Bhatta Durrian forest of Mendhar which along with nearby forest areas adjoining Surankote

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021Cong slams govt over rising fuel prices, Rahul Gandhi alleges 'tax dacoity'

New Delhi, Oct 24: The Congress on Sunday slammed the Centre over rising fuel prices with former party chief Rahul Gandhi taking a dig at the government, saying the "tax dacoity" on petrol prices is rising and there would be some respite from it if elections take place somewhere.



Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also attacked the Centre over rising prices of petrol and dies

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021Civilian killed in firing incident in Shopian in JK

Srinagar, Oct 24: A civilian was killed in a firing incident in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said.

The incident took place in Zainapora area of Shopian in south Kashmir.

The civilian has been identified as Shahid Ahmad.

The circumstances of the incident are being probed, the officials said, adding further details are awaited.

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021Kashmir snowfall: Two killed in Anantnag, death toll climbs to 5

Srinagar, Oct 24: Two people died while as many were rescued after they were trapped in snowfall in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday, taking the death toll due to inclement weather to five.

Last night, stranded persons at Sinthan Pass in south Kashmir district were rescued, they said.

The rescue team of civil, police army and State Disaster Response Force (SD

 

Sunday, October 24, 20212 killed, as many rescued after trapped in snowfall at Sinthan Pass

Jammu, October 24: Two persons were killed while two others were rescued after they were trapped at Sinthan Pass in Kokernag amid heavy snowfall on intervening Saturday and Sunday night, officials said.

They said that two vegetable laden Tata Mobile load carriers bearing registration numbers JK17-0053 driven by Imtiyaz Ahmad and JK17-9334 driven by Adil Ahmad alongwith two other persons ident

 

Saturday, October 23, 20213 of nomad family die, another critical as soil bund caves in Tral Pulwama

Srinagar: Three members of a nomad family were killed and another remains critically injured after their makeshift tent came under debris of a soil bund which caved-in amid incessant rains in Noorpora area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

Officials said that four members of the nomad (Gujjar Community) family came under the debris, toppling the makeshift tent belonging

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021Amit Shah reviews security situation in Kashmir

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday reviewed the security situation and steps taken to combat militancy in Kashmir Valley in the wake of a spate of attacks on civilians, particularly non-local labourers and minorities.

Shah reviewed the security scenario at a meeting held at the Raj Bhawan here and attended by top civil administration officials, including Lieutenant Governor M

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021One shot dead, another injured following scuffle over pet dogs in Jammu

Jammu, Oct 23: A 45-year-old man was killed and another critically injured in a firing incident following a scuffle over a minor issue between two neighbours on the outskirts of Jammu, officials said on Saturday.

The scuffle turned violent between the neighbours at Raipur locality of Satwari on Friday night when one of them took out a weapon and opened fire, they said.

The officials said Ju

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021Missing mentally unsound elderly man's body found in Sopore

Sopore, Oct 23: A missing mentally unsound elderly man who was missing since Friday was found dead in outskirts of Sopore on Saturday morning.

Reports said that the body of Ghulam Qadir War, son of Ghulam Rasool, a resident of Ibrahim Colony Warpora area of Sopore was found at Watlab area of Zaingeer.

The man was missing since Friday.

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021Landslides, shooting stones shut Jammu-Srinagar highway

Banihal, Oct 23: Landslides and shooting stones triggered by incessant rains at several places in Ramban district forced closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway even as slippery road conditions due to fresh snowfall also shut the Sonamarg-Zojila road in central Kashmir on Saturday.

SSP Traffic NHW Ramban, Shabir Ahmad Malik told that heavy rains since last night triggered landslides and shooting sto

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021KU postpones all UG exams scheduled today

Srinagar, Oct 23 : Kashmir University postponed all UG examinations of the varsity scheduled on Saturday.

“In view of inclement weather, all UG examinations of the University of Kashmir scheduled today (23-10-2021) are hereby postponed,” PRO told, adding, “Fresh date for the conduct of deferred examinations will be notified later.”

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021Amit Shah begins three-day trip to J&K

New Delhi, Oct 23: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a three-day visit during which he will chair a high-level meeting on the security situation of the Union Territory.

This is his first visit to the Union Territory after the reading down of the Article 370 from the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and also gains significance after the killings of 11

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021400 city forests to come up across India: Union minister

Jammu: Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey said the Centre has conceived a project to develop 400 city forests across the country to increase the green cover in urban areas.

He said one such "nagar van" (city forest) would also be developed in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.

Nurseries would be set up in educational institutions to promote an environment-friendly attitude among childr

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021Army continues to organise training workshops for VDCs : Spokesman

Jammu, Oct 22: Army continues to organise workshops for village defence committees (VDCs) in various places in Jammu region to impart weapon skills and improve firing on targets.

An army spokesperson said, “At ground level in border villages, the importance of VDCs has an immense role towards national and regional security apart from the immediate security to the villagers. In civilian areas,

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021J&K Terrorism Conspiracy Case: NIA arrest 8 more suspects

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches in six districts of Jammu and Kashmir and arrested eight accused in a 'terrorism Conspiracy Case', the agency said.
According to a statement, searches were conducted at 10 locations in Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag, and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir, and eight persons were arrested.
Those arrested wer

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021J&K: Fresh snowfall in higher reaches, rain in plains

Srinagar, Oct 23: A moderate rainfall over plains and light to moderate snow was recorded in the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 12 hours, officials said on Saturday.

They said that the highest rain of 58 mm was recorded in Qazigund followed by Kokernag (50mm) and Banihal (48mm).

Moderate snow was also recorded in tourist resorts Gulmarg, Pahalgam besides Shopian, Zojila,

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021J&K’s Mughal Road closed for vehicular traffic due to heavy snowfall

Shopian, Oct 23: The Mughal Road of Jammu and Kashmir was closed for vehicular traffic on Saturday due to heavy snowfall at Peer Ki Gali area, informed traffic police.
The road connects the Shopian district to the Rajouri and Poonch districts of the union territory.
Pahalgam district of Jammu and Kashmir also received the season’s first snowfall today.
The union territory’s famous tourist spot

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021Mother-son duo among 3 killed, 4 Injured as load carrier turns turtle in J&K’s Reasi

Jammu, Oct 23: Three persons including a mother-son duo were killed and four others injured when a load carrier they were travelling in turned turtle near Chaklass Mahore in Reasi district on Saturday, officials said.
They said the load carrier—Tata Mobile (JK20B-3982), on its way from Pulwama to Chinka Arnas met with the accident at Firdousi Morh Chaklass, resulting in the on the spot death of

 

Friday, October 22, 2021SAMBA POLICE ORGANIZES “RUN FOR UNITY” TO PAY HOMAGE TO POLICE MARTYRS

SAMBA, 22nd October 2021: Today on 22nd October 2021, Samba Police organised 'Run for Unity' event for its citizens from Govt.Degree College, Samba to District Police Lines, Shah Balode, Samba as a part of its ongoing series of events in the honour of Police martyrs.


The event was flagged off by the Sr. Superintendent of Police, Samba, Sh. Rajesh Sharma, JKPS accompanied by Addl.SP Samba, S

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Indian Army organizes medical camp in Karnah

Jammu, October 22: A medical camp was organized on 21 Oct for the people of villages of Taad, Hajitra, Sudpura & Dhanni located along the Line of Control.

The basic medical care was provided at the doorstep by four Doctors of Indian Army which included two lady officers and a Dental Specialist. The patients including women, children and elderly were treated. The presence of women Doctors encou

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Two died in a truck mishap near Khellani Doda

Doda: Two died on the spot after a truck bearing registration number JK14D-6072 fell into a 200-foot gorge near Khellani Nallah in the Doda district on Friday morning.
 
Talking to Chenab Times, an Ababeel volunteer said that this truck was in an accident this morning near about 5:30 am. After hearing the information, the Ababeel team along with locals reached the spot and started a rescue oper

 

Friday, October 22, 2021MP: Mortal remains of soldier martyred in J&K cremated with full military honours

Bhopal: The mortal remains of Karnveer Singh, a soldier with the Indian Army who was killed in an encounter with ultras in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian, were consigned to flames at his native village in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district with full military honours on Friday.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Deomau Daldal village to pay his respects and announced an honorarium of Rs 1 c

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Streamlined Drainage is the need to avoid damages from rains: Sat

Jammu: Former Minister and Ex MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) along with Corporator Sunita Gupta started works for construction of deep drains at Janipur Colony near Ramlila Ground. Pertinent to mention, some time back the locals called on the Former Minister and local Corporator to visit the area and take stock of the problems they were facing from some time. The leader was also accompanied by M

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Awareness programme on World Iodine Deficiency Day held in Doda

DODA, Oct 22: In connection with the celebration of Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day, the NCD Cell of Department of Health, Doda today organized an awareness programme at ANMT School Doda.

Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Mohd Yaqoob Mir inaugurated the awareness programme which was attended by the Medical Suptd GMC Doda Dr Yudhvir Singh Kotwal, Health Educator Mohd Stafi Attu, In

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Army, police joint security conference in Jammu

Jammu, Oct 22: Indian Army and Jammu police on Friday held a joint security review conference at the Nagrota-based White Knight Corps here in the city outskirts a day ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to the union territory.

The conference comes in the backdrop of prevailing situation across the Jammu region, particularly amid the ongoing 12-day-long gunfight between security forc

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Security stepped up ahead of Amit Shah’s Oct 24 Jammu rally

Jammu, Oct 22: The security has been stepped up in the winter capital of the Union Territory ahead of a high profile visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah here to address a public rally and meet several delegations on October 24.

Mr Shah will be on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to chair security review meetings, address panchayat members as well as political workers and take review o

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Seizing of bikes collective punishment to rob off youth of their only means of livelihood : Mehbooba

Srinagar, Oct 22: Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the recent spree of seizing of bikes in Kashmir is a "collective punishment" and another way to snatch whatever means Kashmiri youth have to earn their livelihood in a dignified manner.

The former chief minister made this remark in response to a tweet in which the co- founder of FastBeetle Sami Ullah announced t

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Drones to monitor minority community areas in Kashmir : DIG CRPF

Srinagar: Deputy Inspector General of CRPF (operations) Mathev A John Friday said drones will keep surveillance on minority community areas in Kashmir.

Addressing the reporters in Srinagar, he said that Police along with CRPF have recently tested drones which will be used for aerial surveillance for specific areas where minority communities are living.

He said apart from aerial surveillan

 

Friday, October 22, 2021'Mentally unsound' non-local's body found in Anantnag

Srinagar, Oct 23: Body of an "unsound person", apparently a non-local, was found at Shamshan Gath Bilal Colony area of Janglatmandi in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday.

Quoting an official, news agency reported that police have taken the body into custody and death due to the bullet(s) was unlikely given the nature of the wound.

“Although there is some wound in the head, it is un

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Gurez-Bandipora road to remain closed in view of adverse weather forecast

Srinagar, Oct 22: Authorities in north Kashmir's Bandipora district have decided to close the 84-km-long Bandipora-Gurez road for vehicular movement from Friday afternoon in view of an adverse weather forecast.

News agency quoted an order issued by Sub-Divisional Magistrate Gurez saying that in view of weather advisory issued by Meteorological department, the traffic on Dawar-Bandipora, Dawar-

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Srinagar operation called off

Srinagar, Oct 22: Security forces called off an anti-militancy operation in a Srinagar locality after militants managed to escape, official sources said.

A brief encounter erupted in Chanpora area of Srinagar on Thursday evening when a team of joint forces launched a search and cordon operation.

“There was a brief exchange of fire when a cordon was being laid. No further contact could be es

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Jammu & Kashmir braces up for widespread rain, snowfall

Srinagar, Oct 22: The Jammu and Kashmir is all set to receive fresh spell of rains and snowfall for at least three days.

“Currently, weather is partly cloudy in most places. There is possibility of light rain/snow over higher reaches most likely in the late evening/night today,” an official of the local meteorological department told agency.

On October 23, he said, there will widespread mo

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Army’s counter-terrorism operation continues in J&K’s Poonch

Poonch, Oct 22: Indian Army’s counter-terrorism operation in the Nar Khas forest area of Poonch continued on Friday morning.
As the operation progresses in the Poonch district, the Indian Army special forces have been deployed to search and target small groups of terrorists hiding in the thick forests there.
Yesterday evening, army sources said, “As per the ground assessment, there may be two t

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Three killed in separate road accidents in Anantnag, Doda

Srinagar: Three persons including a woman were killed in two separate road accidents in Anantnag and Doda districts, reports and officials said on Friday.

According to news agency one Haseena Banoo, 52, wife of Mohammad Yousuf Gareeb, a resident of FM Gali KP Road Anantnag, was hit and injured by a speeding truck bearing registration number JK04A-6858 at KP road Anantnag.

The injured woman

 

Friday, October 22, 2021House, four shops gutted in blaze in south Kashmir's Anantnag

Srinagar, Oct 22: A residential house and four shops were gutted in a fire at Krad area of Uttersoo in south Kashmir's Anantnag district last night, officials said on Friday.

Quoting an official, news agency reported that a massive fire broke out around midnight in the house of one Ghulam Nabi Itoo son Mohammad Akbar Itoo at Krad Uttersoo Anantnag and later engulfed the shops in the vicinity.

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Landslide disrupts traffic on highway

Ramban: Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was blocked for traffic due to a landslide at Samroli area of Udhampur in the wee hours today. However, the traffic was restored from 11am after the road was cleared.

The traffic was stuck for six hours at Samroli on the highway. Some local commuters preferred to go to their places on foot.

Officials at the Traffic Control Unit Ramban told Greater Kas

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Sonamarg to be kept open during winter and promoted as all season tourist destination: Pole

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government announced that all preparation are in place to keep famous tourist resort of Sonamarg open during the winter and to be promoted as all season destination for tourists visiting the valley.
All arrangements in this regard were discussed threadbare during a high level meeting of concerned officers presided over by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang

 

Friday, October 22, 2021Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav JKAACL organises Musical Evening in District Jail Poonch

POONCH: Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages organised a Musical evening here in District Jail Poonch to mark the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav celebration.

The event was hosted under the guidance of Secretary JKAACL, Rahul Panday and with the support of Superintendent Jail, Rajni Sehgal.

The program was supervised by Additional Secretary JKAACL, Sanjeev Rana.

Around two hund

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021Iconic Week Fest: Mika Singh may perform in Bollywood nights at Patnitop Hills on Oct 28

Jammu, Oct 21 (UNI) As a part of celebrating the 'Iconic week festival' aimed at reviving the tourism sector in parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu Tourism is organising various activities across the region from October 23 to 29.
Singer Mika Singh is likely to perform in the Bollywood Nights event on October 28 at Patnitop Hills, an official said.
He said apart from this event, many other activit

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021Day 11:No success in Poonch gunfight, Army catches suspect clicking pics of vital installations

Jammu, Oct 21 (UNI) No breakthrough has so far been achieved in the ensuing gunfight in Mendhar belt of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir that has entered the eleventh day on Thursday while the security agencies have also captured one suspect from Bhimber Gali area while he was clicking pictures of vital installations of the Indian Army.
“The search and cordon operation is on but still there

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021BJP pushed J&K back by decades: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Oct 21 (UNI) Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday alleged that the "BJP has brought J&K back by decades through its policies."
Mufti took to twitter while responding to a picture showing a minor girl being frisked by a female CRPF constable in Lal Chowk area.
"Sums up the current situation in Kashmir where women & even children are su

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021Those involved in civilian killings will pay heavily: Sinha

Srinagar, Oct 21 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said those involved in the recent targeted civilian killings will pay a heavy price for the inhuman acts, adding that the government will not rest till terrorism has been eradicated from Kashmir soil.
Sinha was speaking at the police commemoration day function at Zewan in Srinagar.
“I repeat those involved in t

 

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

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

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

“In exercise of powers co

 

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

Slain militants involved in civilian killings, says police

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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