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Monday, October 3, 2022J&K govt issues slew of instructions for lodging, disposing of complaints against public servants

Srinagar, Oct 3: The J&K government on Monday called for "discouraging the culture of anonymous or pseudonymous complaints" even as it issued a slew of instructions for lodging and disposal of the complaints against a public servant.

“In order to eradicate corruption for providing robust service delivery mechanism and increase participation of citizens in governance at various levels, citizens


Monday, October 3, 2022Soldier found dead with gunshot wound in J&K's Baramulla

Srinagar, Oct 3: A soldier was found dead on Monday with a gunshot wound in J&K's Baramulla district.

Police sources said that an army soldier, identified as Rahul Bhagat, son of Anand Bhagat of Maharashtra, was found dead in a pool of blood with gunshot wound in his chest inside a camp in the Boniyar area of Uri tehsil.

"The body has been taken into custody for autopsy after an FIR was reg


Monday, October 3, 2022Security stepped up across J&K ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit

Srinagar, Oct 3: Security has been stepped up across Jammu and Kashmir with additional troops being deployed on highways and vital road links while as check points have been increased in Srinagar, Baramulla, Rajouri and other parts of the UT in view of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit beginning today.

A police official said that security has been beefed up across UT in general and par


Monday, October 3, 2022IAF scrambles jets after bomb scare on Iranian origin civil aircraft: statement

New Delhi, Oct 3: The Indian Air Force on Monday scrambled its fighter aircraft following a bomb scare on board a civilian plane bearing Iranian registration and followed the plane at a safe distance, the IAF said.

"The aircraft was offered the option to land at Jaipur and then, at Chandigarh. However, the pilot declared his unwillingness to divert to either of the two airports," the IAF said


Monday, October 3, 2022'Goodbye' makers announce Rs 150 ticket price on opening day

Mumbai, Oct 3: The ticket price of the upcoming family drama "Goodbye" has been capped at Rs 150 on its release day, the makers said on Monday.

Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures in association with Good Co., the film is slated to hit the theatres on Friday. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Neena Gupta and Rashmika Mandanna.

Balaji Motion Pictures shared a short video on its official Twitter page


Monday, October 3, 2022'Naya Kashmir' reminiscent of middle ages in Europe: PDP

Srinagar, Oct 3: The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday said there is no end in sight to the Centre's "oppressive and punitive" measures in Jammu and Kashmir even after over three years have passed since the abrogation of article 370 in August 2019.

In the October edition of its monthly newsletter 'Speak Up' released on Monday, the party attacked the government over a host of issues including


Monday, October 3, 2022Series in bag but India face stern bowling test in final T20 against Proteas

Indore, Oct 3: It may be an inconsequential game on paper but Indian bowlers await another tough test against South Africa ahead of the T20 World Cup when the two teams meet in the final game of the three-match series here on Tuesday.

Having sealed their first-ever series against South Africa at home, India can afford to rest a few of their key players but the hosts will be determined to put u


Monday, October 3, 2022Active Covid cases in country decline to 36,126

New Delhi, Oct 3: India logged 3,011 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,45,97,498, while the active cases dipped to 36,126, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 5,28,701 with 28 fatalities which includes 20 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.08 per


Monday, October 3, 2022Non-local bank manager escapes militant attack in Baramulla

Srinagar, Oct 3: A non-local bank manager escaped unhurt after militants fired at him in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said.

The incident took place in Goushbugh in the Pattan area of the north Kashmir district, they said.

Further details are awaited.


Monday, October 3, 2022Amit Shah’s rallies in Rajouri, Baramulla to be grand, historic: Ravinder Raina

Srinagar, Oct 3: BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir president, Ravinder Raina on Monday said that the rallies to be addressed by Union Home Minister, Amit Shah in Rajouri-Poonch and north Kashmir's Baramulla district during his upcoming visit will be "grand and historic in nature".

Talking to reporters, Raina claimed that a "sea of people will participate in the twin rallies of Amit Shah in Rajouri and B


Monday, October 3, 2022One killed, 14 others injured in mini bus accident in Udhampur

Srinagar, Oct 3: One person was killed and fourteen others injured when a mini-bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into roadside area in Udhampur district on Monday.

The bus bearing registration number JK14C-5286 hit a tree adjacent to the roadside parapet and otherwise it would have rolled down into the gorge and number of deaths might have been on the higher side as a c


Monday, October 3, 2022Senior Advocate Mohsin Qadri appointed as Additional Advocate General

Srinagar, Oct 3: The Jammu & Kashmir Government has appointed advocate Mohsin Qadri and advocate Monika Kohli as additional advocates general.

According to orders issued by J&K government to this effect, advocate Mohsin Qadri has been appointed as AAG in Srinagar wing of J&K High Court and advocate Monika Kohli in Jammu wing of J&K High Court.


Monday, October 3, 2022At 37.5 mm, doctors in central Kashmir might have extracted the world's longest tooth

Srinagar, Oct 3: Doctors at sub-district hospital Beerwah in Central Kashmir's Budgam district have claimed to have extracted the world’s “longest” tooth.

Block medical officer Beerwah, Dr Javaid Ahmad said that the tooth was extracted on Saturday from a man at SDH Beerwah and was found over 37.5 mm long, news agencies reported.

Dr Javaid said that the local patient was complaining of pain


Monday, October 3, 2022Mainly dry weather likely in J&K during next 24 hrs

Srinagar, Oct 3: The Meteorological (MeT) department on Monday forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

"Weather is likely to remain dry in J&K during the next 24 hours", an official of the MeT department said.

Meanwhile, Srinagar recorded 9.6 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 4.9 degrees and Gulmarg 4.6 degrees as the minimum temperature this morning.

Drass in


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


Monday, October 3, 2022Kashmir experiences seasons first snowfall

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


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

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


Monday, October 3, 20221 held with sticky IED

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


Monday, October 3, 2022Prashant Goyal new Principal Secretary, I&C deptt

Jammu: Prashant Goyal (IAS) has been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary to the Government industries and commerce Department.
“Consequent upon the transfer of Mr. Prashant Goyal, IAS (AGMUT:1993) from Puducherry to Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and in the interest of administration, the officer is hereby posted as Principal Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Dep


Monday, October 3, 2022Eliminating carbon footprints

With an objective to realise dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for eliminating carbon footprints, the newly created Union Territories is taking several decisions. Most important decision was taken both UTs to use plastic in road constructions. The J&K administration constituted an Inter-Departmental Committee to explore possibilities in the direction and recommend the road map for use of wast


Sunday, October 2, 2022Army's White knight Corps organised 'golden Jubilee run' in Jammu

Jammu, Oct 2: Over 2,000 army personnel and civilians from all age groups on Sunday participated in a run organised by Jammu-based White Knight Corps as part of its golden jubilee celebrations, a defence spokesman said.

The run was also in consonance with the 'Fit India Movement'.

Chief of Staff, White Knight Corps, Maj Gen J S Bindra flagged off the run from cricket ground, Nagrota Militar


Sunday, October 2, 2022Malaika Arora reveals her relationship with Arbaaz Khan improved after divorce: ‘He’s a wonderful man…’

Actor Malaika Arora revealed that her relationship with Arbaaz Khan has seen much improvement ever since they decided to end their marriage. The former couple had tied the knot in 1998 and finalised their divorce in 2017. They amicably co-parent their son, Arhaan together. Both parties are pursuing different relationships, as Malaika is dating Arjun Kapoor and Arbaaz Khan has moved on with Giorgi


Sunday, October 2, 2022Twitter rolling out Instagram Reels-style vertical video experience to iOS users

Twitter joins the long list of social media platforms that are shifting to focus on vertical video content. The microblogging company announced that it is rolling out immersive full-screen videos to users of the Twitter iOS app.

“Twitter’s updated immersive media viewer expands videos to full screen with a single click, allowing you to easily access the full, immersive viewing experience. To a


Sunday, October 2, 2022Moosewala murder case: Accused gangster Deepak Tinu escapes from police custody

Chandigarh, Oct 2: Gangster Deepak Tinu, one of the accused in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, escaped from police custody in Punjab's Mansa district, official sources said on Sunday.

They said a manhunt has been launched to nab Tinu, who escaped on Saturday night when he was brought on a production warrant from Goindwal Sahib jail in another case by the Mansa police, they said.

Tinu is a


Sunday, October 2, 2022When KL Rahul feels he has got nothing to lose, he can even strike at 180: Shane Watson

New Delhi, Oct 2: KL Rahul bats at his best when he has a "nothing to lose" approach and that is how former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson wants the opener to play at the T20 World Cup beginning later this month.

Rahul's strike rate came under scanner during the Asia Cup and the ongoing home series against South Africa.

Though India had to chase down only 107 in the first T20 against th


Sunday, October 2, 2022Active Covid cases in country decline to 37,444

New Delhi, Oct 2: India logged 3,375 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,45,94,487, while the active cases declined to 37,444, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll climbed to 5,28,673 with 18 fatalities which includes 11 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.08 p


Sunday, October 2, 2022Kashmir gets season's first snowfall in Gulmarg

Srinagar, Oct 2: The higher reaches of popular ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla district received the season's first snowfall on Sunday while weather remained overcast in the plains.

The Affarwat hills in Gulmarg received snowfall much to the delight of the locals.

In the rest of the union territory, the weather was mainly dry during the last 24 hours.

The Meteorological (


Sunday, October 2, 2022Terrorist killed in Shopian gunfight: police

Srinagar Oct 2: Police on Sunday claimed to have killed a terrorist in a gunfight in Baskuchan area in south Kashmir's Shopian district.

"Encounter has started at Baskuchan area of #Shopian. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow, " a police spokesman said.

"ShopianEncounterUpdate: 01 terrorist killed. Search operation going on. Further details shall follow,


Saturday, October 1, 2022J&K Traffic Police disputes 'misleading' report over alleged halting of fruit trucks on highway

Srinagar Oct 1: The J&K Traffic Police department on Saturday disputed an article in a national Hindi daily claiming that fruit trucks were being deliberately halted on the highway on the behest of cold storage owners.

The article said that the fruit trucks were being stopped for 2-3 days so that the growers are compelled to sell them off to the cold storage owners instead of taking the produc


Saturday, October 1, 2022Self proclaimed journalist arrested on charges of rape, blackmailing: police

Srinagar Oct 1: Srinagar Police on Friday arrested a "self proclaimed journalist" on charges of rape and blackmail.

As per a police spokesman, the accused Nadeem Ahmed Ganie alias Nadeem Nadu S/o Mukhtar Ahmed Ganie R/o Qazibagh, Anantnag was arrested on a complaint received from a girl that the accused lured her through his whatsapp group made for people seeking help, forced her into a sexual


Saturday, October 1, 2022Azad elected chairman of Democratic Azad Party

Jammu, Oct 1: Former Chief Minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state Ghulam Nabi Azad has been elected the chairman of his newly formed Democratic Azad Party (DAP), a party leader said on Saturday.

A resolution to this effect was passed at a founder members session, which was held both in Jammu and Srinagar, the leader said, adding the decision was unanimous.

Azad, 73, who quit the


Saturday, October 1, 2022PM Modi launches 5G services in India

New Delhi, Oct 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the 5G telephony services in the country, ushering in an era of ultra high-speed internet on mobile phones.

The Prime Minister launched the 5G services in select cities at the IMC 2022 conference. The services will progressively cover the entire country over the next couple of years.

Capable of supporting ultra-high-speed i


Saturday, October 1, 2022KU postpones 4th sem exam at GDC (Boys) Baramulla centre on Oct 3

Srinagar, Oct 1: In view of the VVIP visit, the examination of UG 4th semester of University of Kashmir scheduled to be held at Government Degree College (Boys) Baramulla on October 3, 2022 (Monday), is hereby postponed, a varsity spokesman said.

He said that the said examination at all other designated centres will be held as per schedule on the said date.

Fresh date for conduct of this ex


Saturday, October 1, 2022Jio to bring 5G to every Indian by Dec 2023: Mukesh Ambani

New Delhi, Oct 1: Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Saturday announced that Jio will bring 5G services to all Indians by December 2023.

Addressing the sixth edition of Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Ambani said that Jio will ensure that "every village will enjoy 5G services by


Saturday, October 1, 2022DSEK issues new timing for schools

Srinagar Oct 1: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has ordered for change in the school timing with effect from today October 1.

As per the DSEK order, all the government and private (recognized) schools of Kashmir

Division will observe school timings from 9am to 3pm within Municipal limits of Srinagar city.

"The schools falling outside Municipal limits of Srinagar will o


Saturday, October 1, 2022Mainly dry weather, light rain at isolated places likely in J&K: MeT

Srinagar, Oct 1: The Meteorological (MeT) department on Saturday forecast mainly dry weather with chances of light rain at isolated phases in Jammu and Kashmir during next 24 hours.

"Mainly dry weather with chances of light rain at isolated places is likely in J&K during next 24 hours", an official of the MeT department said.

Meanwhile, Srinagar registered 11.4 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 6.1


Friday, September 30, 2022SSP Jammu refutes rumors about 'child kidnappers gang'

Jammu, Sept 30: SSP Jammu, Chandan Kohli on Friday refuted rumors in Jammu district about a "gang of kidnappers kidnapping children".“In recent past, some rumors have been spread in Jammu district areas that a gang involved in kidnapping / theft of children is active,” the SSP Jammu said in a statement. "No report is available with police regarding any such gang and the talks are merely rumors. H


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Friday, September 30, 2022Balwant Singh Mankotia joins BJP

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


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

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


Friday, September 30, 2022Anti-Pak protests rock

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


Friday, September 30, 2022Security beefed up

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


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

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

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


Friday, September 30, 2022MeT predicts dry weather

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


Friday, September 30, 2022AGH terrorist held in Srinagar

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


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

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


Friday, September 30, 2022DAP to lanch outreach programme

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


Thursday, September 29, 2022World Heart Day: Smoking teenagers more prone to cardiovascular deaths, say experts

Bengaluru, Sep 29: India accounts for almost one fifth of deaths occurring worldwide due to cardiovascular reasons in the young population.

The worldwide risk of cardiovascular diseases and deaths is 235 per one lakh population but in India the number is alarming at 272 which is very high as compared to any country in the world.

On World Heart Day, experts say that the other serious problem


Thursday, September 29, 2022NIA team sent to Udhampur, likely to take over blast case

New Delhi, Sep 29: The Udhampur blast case in which two persons suffered injuries, is likely to be handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Highly placed sources said that a team of elite NIA officials has been sent to J&K's Udhampur.

The team is likely to take charge of all the documents regarding the blast from the local police.

Two people were injured in a "mysterious blas


Thursday, September 29, 2022Mainly dry weather likely in J&K during next 24 hrs: MeT

Srinagar, Sep 29: The Meteorological (MeT) department on Thursday forecast mainly dry weather with chances of light rain in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

"Weather is likely to remain mainly dry in J&K during the next 24 hours with chances of light rain", an office of the MeT department said.

Meanwhile, Srinagar recorded 14.4 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 7.2 and Gulmarg 5 degrees


Thursday, September 29, 2022Two injured in twin blasts in J&K's Udhampur

Jammu, Sept 28: Two persons have been injured in twin mysterious explosions within eight hours at Domail Chowk and bus stand Udhampur in Jammu division, police said on Thursday.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh said a mysterious explosion took place in a parked bus at 10:30 PM Wednesday night near a petrol pump at Domail Chowk in Udhampur in which two perso


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


Thursday, September 29, 202211 Patwaris transferred

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


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

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


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

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


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Dry weather to continue in J&K during next 24 hours

Srinagar, Sep 28: Weather was dry in Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours as the Meteorological (MeT) office said on Wednesday that the same conditions are likely to continue.

"Dry weather is likely to continue in J&K during the next 24 hours," an official of the MeT department said.

Srinagar had 12.8, Pahalgam 6.8 and Gulmarg 7 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.

Drass in


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Dheeraj presides over MoU signing ceremony with NIUA

Srinagar: Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department (H&UDD), Dheeraj Gupta Tuesday held a meeting to look into the modalities for implementation of National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM) all across the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of J&K here.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that the meeting was attended by the officers from JMC and SMC, Smart City Mission


Wednesday, September 28, 2022Halting of fruit trucks on highway: SSP Traffic Highway transferred, attached with Police Hqrs J&K

Srinagar, Sept 28: Amid vehement protests by fruit traders against halting of fruit trucks on the Srinagar-Jammu highway which was causing them huge losses, the J&K government on Wednesday transferred SSP Traffic Highway Shabir Ahmad Malik and attached him with the police Headquarters J&K with immediate effect.

According to an order issued by R K Goyal, Financial Commissioner Additional Chief


Tuesday, September 27, 2022CRPF organises a Medical Camp in Aadipora, Sopore

Free medical camp was organised by 177 battalion of CRPF at Aadipora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on tuesday.

The camp was inaugurated by ADC Sopore Parvaiz Sajad , Commandant Manish Kumar, SDPO Sopore, other officers and local eminent personalities were present during the camp.

During the camp besides free medical checkup, consultation medicines were distributed by


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

Victim asked to pursue PhD from home till disposal of enquiry

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Board announces tentative date for exams, submission of forms

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


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

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

“As the join


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

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


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

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