Jammu and Kashmir

Wednesday, March 29, 2023DSEK notifies new timing for schools outside Srinagar limits

Srinagar March 29: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) on Wednesday notified new timing for government and private recognised schools functioning outside Srinagar Municipal limits.

As per the DSEK order, the schools will function from 10am to 4pm with effect from April 1 of 2023.

"The order shall be adhered to strictly by all the concerned institutions. Any deviation in this


Wednesday, March 29, 2023CAG highlights 'lack of adequate response' of government departments to audit in J&K

Srinagar, March 29: Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has highlighted lack of adequate response of the government departments to audit.

“Principal Accountant General (Audit), Jammu & Kashmir, conducts audit of Government Departments to check for compliance to rules and regulations in transactions and to verify the regularity in maintenance of important accounting and other records


Wednesday, March 29, 2023MeT predicts rains in plains, snow over higher reaches from tomorrow in J&K

Srinagar, Mar 29: Weather department on Wednesday predicted intermittent rain and thunderstorm in plains and snowfall over higher reaches at most places of Jammu and Kashmir from March 30 to April 5.

Quoting a meteorological department official, agencies reported that the thunderstorm may be accompanied by strong gusty winds.

Meanwhile the minimum temperatures recorded increase at most pla


Tuesday, March 28, 2023Shab-E-Qadr to Be Observed On April 17, Eid Moon to Be Sighted on April 20, Says Grand Mufti

Srinagar, Mar 28: Jammu and Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam Tuesday said that Shab-e-Qadr will be observed on April 17 while as Eid moon will be sighted on April 20 and in case moon is sighted on April 20, people will have to offer Qaza fasting of a day.
Talking to reporters after marathon meeting of Ulema that include Moulana Rahmatullah Qasmi, Ghulam Rasool Hami and Prof Muhammad Tayib Ka


Tuesday, March 28, 2023Night Temp Increases But Stays Below Normal In J&K Barring Gulmarg

Srinagar, Mar 28: The minimum temperatures recorded an increase on Tuesday with mercury settling below normal in Jammu and Kashmir barring Gulmarg.

A meteorological department official here said that Srinagar recorded a low of 4.7°C against 3.0°C on the previous night and it was 1.4°C below normal for the summer capital.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 3.5°C against 2.1°C on the previo


Monday, March 27, 2023Amid dry weather forecast, night temperatures drop below normal in J&K

Srinagar, Mar 27: Amid forecast by meteorological department for mainly dry weather in the next 24 hours, the minimum temperatures recorded a drop in Jammu and Kashmir with mercury settling below sub-zero level in Pahalgam and Gulmarg on Monday.

Quoting a meteorological department official, GNS reported that Srinagar recorded a low of 3.0°C against 5.7°C on the previous night and it was 3.1°


Monday, March 27, 2023SSP Crime among two police officers transferred in J&K

Srinagar, Mar 27: Government of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered transfer of two officers in Police Department with immediate effect.

In an order, Amritpal Singh, IPS, SSP Crime Kashmir, is transferred and posted as SSP Rajouri while as Mohammad Aslam, JKPS, and SSP Rajouri, is transferred and posted as Commandant, JKAP 13th Battalion.


Sunday, March 26, 2023MeT predicts dry weather in Kashmir, light rains at few places in Jammu in next 24 hours

Srinagar, March 26: Weatherman on Sunday forecast mainly dry weather over Kashmir division and very light rain and thunders at one or two places over Jammu division in next 24 hours.

Quoting a meteorological department official, agencies reported that mainly dry weather was expected for subsequent two days and “fairly widespread” rains from March 30-April 1.

In last 24 hours till 0830 hou


Saturday, March 25, 2023Couple Having Links with Amritpal’s Mentor Papalpreet Singh Held from RS Pura

JAMMU, Mar 25: A couple having links with Papalpreet Singh, the alleged mentor of “Waris Punjab De” head and Khalistani preacher, Amritpal Singh, has been detained from RS Pura area today.
DySP Headquarters, Dr Sunniya Ashkoor Wani said Amrik Singh and his wife Sarabjeet Kour were detained by J&K Police from Kullian area of RS Pura Tehsil and later handed over to the Punjab Police.
“The couple


Saturday, March 25, 2023NSG Carries out Anti-Hijacking Drill at Jammu Airport

JAMMU, Mar 25: The National Security Guards (NSG) has carried out a full-fledged anti-hijacking drill at the Jammu airport, officials said on Saturday.
The drill was conducted by the NSG with the activation of the Anti-Hijack Committee (AHC) at the Jammu Air Force Station on Friday, a defence PRO said.
He said the exercise involved all the key stakeholders, including the Indian Air Force, the A


Saturday, March 25, 2023Jammu-Srinagar railway link to be connected this year: Minister

Srinagar, March 25: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir will have Vande Bharat trains next year as Jammu-Srinagar rail link will be opened this year only.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, as per the news agencies, he also said that Kupwara and other two destinations in the Kashmir Valley will be connected with the Indian railways


Saturday, March 25, 2023Man found dead in Rambagh Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 25: A man was found dead on Saturday morning by the locals in Rambagh area of Srinagar.

A man was found dead by locals this morning, who immediately informed the concerned police station about the incident, reported news agencies.

Soon a police party reached the spot and took the body into their possession for legal formalities.

The deceased has been identified as Salman Ir


Saturday, March 25, 2023Jammu-Srinagar national highway closed due to mudslides

Reports said that the road was blocked at Cafeteria mord, Mehar Ramban and Shalgadi Sherbibi in Banihal.

Meanwhile, the higher reaches of Pir Panjal including Mahoo Mangit received fresh snowfall while rains lashed the plains.

The Jammu- Srinagar Highway is the lifeline to the landlocked valley as all the food and other essentials are transported through this road.

"Jammu Srinagar NHW bl


Saturday, March 25, 2023Widespread rain, thunderstorm expected to continue in J&K

Srinagar, March 25: Rain lashed the plains as light snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours, the Met Office said on Saturday.

Hill stations of Gulmarg and Sonamarg received fresh snowfall on Friday.

The Office said that widespread rain/thunderstorm is likely during the next 24 hours in the plains and light snowfall in the hills.

Srinagar reco


Saturday, March 25, 2023Justice (Retired) Sunil Hali appointed Chairperson Fee Committee

Srinagar, March 25: The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed Justice (Retd) Sunil Hali as Chairperson of the Committee for Fixation, Determination and Regulation of Fee of Private Schools.

As per an order issued by Principal Secretary School Education Department (SED) Alok Kumar, the appointment has been made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 20-A of the Jammu and Kashmir Sc


Thursday, March 23, 2023Opposition Parties Need to Come Together To Fight BJP in LS Polls: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar, Mar 23: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has said all opposition parties will have to unite to give a formidable fight to the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections but expressed doubts about such an alliance coming into existence.
In an interview with news agency here, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said a grand opposition alliance needs to have Congress as its nucleus but the BJP i


Thursday, March 23, 2023Night Temp Rises But Stays Below Normal At Most Places In J&K

SRINAGAR, Mar 23: Amid forecast for mainly dry weather in the next 24 hours, the minimum temperatures recorded an increase but stayed below normal at most places on Thursday.
A meteorological department official here saify mainly clear to cloudy weather towards evening and night was expected during the next 24 hours.
On March 24-25, he said, rain and thunderstorm with snowfall over higher reach