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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, 2021Chhath Puja: Campaign launched to vaccinate devotees against Covid

New Delhi, Oct 26: Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday launched a special campaign for administration of Covid vaccines to devotees going to observe fast on Chhath festival post Diwali at Ibrahimpur village in North East Delhi's Burari area.

He was accompanied by BJP MP Manoj Tiwari.

Later, Puri shared pictures of the launch and sought blessings for all from Chhathi Maiya in a twe


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, 2021Kejriwal offers prayers at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya

Ayodhya, Oct 26: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday offered prayers at the Ram Janmabhoomi site here, and said his government will include the temple town of Ayodhya in the Delhi government's free pilgrimage scheme.

The Delhi chief minister also visited the Hanumangarhi temple here on the second day of his Ayodhya visit.

"I was fortunate that I got the chance to bow before Ram Lalla and


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Hardik Pandya's shoulder injury "not serious" but team management will "wait and watch"

Dubai, Oct 26: Flamboyant India all-rounder Hardik Pandya's shoulder injury sustained during the T20 World Cup opener against Pakistan is believed to be a minor one and he is likely to be available for the next game against New Zealand on October 31.

Pandya, who did not bowl in the IPL last month, is playing only as a batter right now and scored 11 off 8 balls on Sunday night, looking distin


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


Tuesday, October 26, 2021PM Modi highlights works of 'inspiring' BJP workers

New Delhi, Oct 26: Noting that a steller role played by generations of BJP workers is a key reason behind the party earning people's support, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to contribute to a section, Kamal Pushp, in his app that features some "inspiring" party members.

"With the blessings of the people, BJP has got the opportunity to serve across several states and


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Vibodh reads pledge to retrieve PoJK on accession day

Rajouri, October 26: BJP Rajouri celebrated Accession Day on Tuesday grandly and spectacularly led by BJP J&K general secretary Vibodh Gupta. He was accompanied by BJP district president Rajinder Gupta, former district president and Prabhari Poonch Dinesh Sharma, former district president and vice chairman Municipality Bharat Bhushan Vaid.

Speaking on the occasion, Vibodh Gupta said that due


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Paramount need for discipline, unity; strengthening org should override personal ambitions: Sonia

New Delhi, Oct 26: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday emphasised on the need for discipline and unity, saying strengthening the organisation must override personal ambitions.

Chairing a meeting of top party leaders to evolve a strategy for assembly elections in five states early next year, she said the party must redouble its fight for the victims of the Union government's "worst exces


Tuesday, October 26, 2021IIT Mandi launches Shefali Arora's latest release 'Dare. Dream. Travel.'

One of the newest and prominent campuses of IIT established by the Government of India, IIT Mandi launched engineer-cum-critically acclaimed author Shefali Arora's book “Dare. Dream. Travel.”

The virtual event was hosted by The Lit Council, the literary club of IIT Mandi, in association with Literia Insight in an Instagram Live Session on the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashmi. The event was


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Will talk to people of J&K instead of Pak: Amit Shah

HM offers prayers at Kheer Bhawani temple, inaugurates Houseboat festival

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the government would rather hold talks with the youth and "brothers and sisters" of the Valley than Pakistan as suggested by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah.
He also said the only intention behind repealing Article 370 was to put Kashmir and Jammu on the path of development, and people will see the "fruits of our efforts by 202


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Will see peaceful J&K in our lifetime, says HM

Srinagar: The Modi government has a zero-tolerance policy towards terror, and while the situation has improved a lot in Jammu and Kashmir, "we should not be satisfied till total peace is achieved", Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday.
Shah, who extended his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, stayed for the night at the CRPF Campus in Lethpora in Pulwama where a suicide car bomb attac


Tuesday, October 26, 2021J&K HC stays FIR lodged against KAS officer, family


Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Court on Monday stayed the FIR registered against JKAS Officer Neeha Pandita Kashyap and her family including sister filed by the Crime Branch, Jammu.

“Justice Rajnesh Oswal after hearing Advocate Ankur Sharma stayed the FIR against the KAS officer and her sister”, said a judicial officer.

The Crime Branch Jammu had registered a case against female JKAS officer


Tuesday, October 26, 20214 ultras sentenced to imprisonment

Jammu: A Delhi court Monday awarded 12-year-jail terms to two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) terrorists and 10-year-terms to two other members of the outfit for conspiring to commit terror activities and arranging funds for those acts, saying "they had hatched a conspiracy to strike at the core of this nation".
Observing that the terror funding has to be kept in the same category as that of actual terr


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Army cmdrs conference begin, situation along LAC reviewed

Jammu: Top commanders of the Indian Army on Monday carried out a comprehensive review of the country's security challenges, including in eastern Ladakh and other sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, on the opening day of a four-day conference, people familiar with the developments said.
The commanders also deliberated on the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir in


Tuesday, October 26, 2021JKP to get more teeth, SSB advertises 800 posts of SIs

Applicants seek age relaxation

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Department is set to get more teeth as the Service Selection Board for the first time after the revocation of Article 370, has been authorized to advertise the posts of Sub Inspectors.
However, the aspirants have desired relaxation in age stating that due to COVID pandemic no recruitment took place thus putting their future into limbo.
“After becoming the Uni


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Spurt in militancy exposes Centre's claims, says Farooq

Jammu: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday said that "spurt" in militancy across Jammu and Kashmir has exposed the Centre's claims that terror will end after revocation of Article 370.
The Article, which granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, was abrogated in August 2019. The state was then bifurcated into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir an


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Fin deptt seeks key features, outcome

Jammu: After kick starting the exercise of preparation of annual budget for 2022-23, the administration of Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory has directed all the departments to submit details about its key features and outcomes.
The Finance department has written to the departments to submit information about key features of the annual budget for 2022-23.
“The undersigned is directed to request


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Class 10th, 12thexams to begin from Nov

SRINAGAR: With board exams of class 10th and 12th of Kashmir provision to be held from next month, the government has directed students to carry consent for each examination duly signed by their parents or legal guardians.
Further, the government has said that the examination for 10th and 12th classes shall be permitted to be held in staggered manners in view of all the social distancing norms a


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Firing resumes in Poonch forest

Jammu: Heavy firing was reported from a forest area as a massive search operation to track down hiding terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri entered the 15th day on Monday, officials said.
It was not immediately clear whether the firing in Bhatti Durrian forest was the result of a fresh contact with the terrorists, believed to be hiding in caves deep insid


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Many detained, FIR lodged after pro-Pak slogans raised in J&K

Jammu: Several detained and FIRs were lodged for raising pro-Pakistan slogans in different districts of Jammu and Kashmir after the victory of recent Pakistan in the T20 cricket world cup match.
As per reports and videos circulated on social media, several people have been seen raising pro-Pakistan slogans after the cricket match. Moreover, activists of Bajrang Dal and other social bodies stage


Tuesday, October 26, 2021India logs 14,306 cases

New Delhi : India reported 14,306 fresh cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 443 related deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Monday. Of the total cases and fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, Kerala alone accounted for 8,538 infections and 71 deaths.
The health ministry also said that the country's active caseload now stands a


Tuesday, October 26, 20213 injured in road mishap

Ramban: Three persons including a couple were injured after the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by "shooting stones" along the Jammu-Srinagar highway at Khooni Nallah area of Ramban district on Monday, officials said.
"The vehicle SUV (JK03K-0926) was on way to Jammu when it came under the shooting stones at Khooni Nallah at around 1300 hours this afternoon, resulting in injuries to the


Tuesday, October 26, 2021PM launches health mission

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the previous governments of dragging their feet on healthcare as he launched a nationwide Rs 64,000-crore medical infrastructure mission and nine new medical colleges during his visit to these two Uttar Pradesh cities.
"All this work should have been done decades ago, he said in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, where he inaugurated the


Monday, October 25, 2021DC reviews arrangements being made for mega event

Iconic week festival in Kishtwar on Oct 27, 2021

KISHTWAR, OCTOBER 25: District administration Kishtwar today discussed and reviewed the arrangements being made for celebration of the Iconic Week festival scheduled to be held on Oct 27, 2021 at a meeting with key departments here in the conference Hall of DC office Complex.
The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Ashok Sharma and was attended by Chief Executive Officer Kishtwar Develop


Monday, October 25, 2021Doda Police organises ‘Run for Unity’

DODA, OCTOBER 25: As part of its ongoing series of events in the honor of Police martyrs. Doda Police today organised 'Run for Unity' here from District Police Lines to Ganpat Bridge Crossing.
The Marathon started at 8 AM with the participation of boys and girls students, civil society members, besides personnel of CRPF, SSB, IRP5th Bn , District Police and ended at Ganpat Bridge Crossing, co


Monday, October 25, 2021PD&SJ, DC Kupwara finalize arrangements for conduct of Mega Lok Adalat

KUPWARA, OCTOBER 25: Principal, District & Sessions Judge (PD&SJ) Kupwara, Tasleem Arief and Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din today convened a meeting of officers of line departments to finalize the arrangements for smooth conduct of Mega Lok Adalat in the district.
The meeting held threadbare discussion and finalized the arrangements made by various departments which include install


Monday, October 25, 2021IT enabled healthcare system with infrastructure upgradation core priority of Govt: Principal GMC B'la

BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 25: Briefing about various interventions taken in health sector to improve the quality of different health care services, the Principal Govt Medical College (GMC) Baramulla, Dr (Prof) Ruby Reshi today remarked that present dispensation at the central as well as at the regional level is very concern to upgrade the existing infrastructure of the healthcare system.
She added tha


Monday, October 25, 2021DC Kulgam conducts extensive tour of Noorabad, other areas

Takes stock of damage to horticulture, Agriculture sectors; restoration of essential services, availability of essentials

KULGAM, OCTOBER 25: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat today conducted an extensive tour of Noorabad and other parts of Kulgam district to take stock of the damage caused by recent snow spell to the orchards and Agriculture produce.
The DC visited Nihama, Manzgam, Watoo, Tangmarg, Aharbal, D.H.Pora, Khull Ahmadabad, Koursarbal, Batpora, Chugalpora and several other


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, 2021Centre 'weakening' federal structure by creating state within state, says Sidhu

Chandigarh, Oct 25: Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday attacked the Centre over the issue of jurisdiction of the BSF, accusing it of weakening the federal structure by creating a state within a state .

He also slammed the government for disregarding the democratic rights of the people of Punjab with extending the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF), and express


Monday, October 25, 2021Russia marks another record number of daily COVID-19 cases

Moscow, Oct 25: Russia reported another daily record of confirmed coronavirus cases Monday as a surge in infections has prompted the Kremlin to tell most people to stay away from work starting later this week.

The Russian government's coronavirus task force tallied 37,930 new confirmed cases in 24 hours, the highest number since the start of the pandemic. The task force also reported 1,069


Monday, October 25, 2021Two DU colleges release special cut-off lists

New Delhi, Oct 25: Delhi University's Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College and Aryabhatta College released their special cut-off lists on Monday for those candidates who could not take admission in the three lists released earlier.

The university has so far released three cut-off lists with over 60,000 students securing admissions.

The consolidated special cut-off list, that will be released later


Monday, October 25, 2021Rupee settles 18 paise lower at 75.08 against US dollar

Mumbai, Oct 25: The rupee ended 18 paise lower at 75.08 (provisional) against the US currency on Monday due to a spike in crude oil prices and a stronger greenback against key rivals overseas.

At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened on a weak note at 74.98 and witnessed an intra-day high of 74.97 and a low of 75.10 against the American currency during day trade.

The local unit


Monday, October 25, 2021Congress seeks JPC probe into Facebook's alleged role in 'influencing' polls

New Delhi, Oct 25: The Congress on Monday accused Facebook of "influencing" India's elections and "undermining" democracy and demanded a joint parliamentary committee probe into it.

"Facebook has reduced itself to a Fakebook," Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said while raising the purported leaked internal reports of the social media giant on not initiating action against hate speech posts o


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, 2021NCP Minister: Did Sameer Wankhede use fake caste certificate for govt job?

Mumbai: In another salvo, NCP Minister Nawab Malik on Monday questioned whether the Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede submitted a fake caste certificate to get a government job.

The Nationalist Congress Party’s National Spokesperson Malik tweeted a purported birth certificate and marriage photo of the embattled Wankhede with telling captions: “Yahanse shuru hua farziwada


Monday, October 25, 2021Don't cast doubt on vaccination: SC junks plea against mass vax of Covishield, Covaxin

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday junked a plea against mass vaccination through Covishield and Covaxin, saying that vaccination is the key to protect people from Covid-19.

Refusing to interfere in the matter, a bench comprising Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and B.V. Nagarathna told the petitioner’s counsel, “We do not want this matter to be argued at all. Let us not cast doubt on the vaccina


Monday, October 25, 2021PM slams earlier UP govts for filling their coffers at the cost of development

Sidharthnagar, Oct 25Blaming the previous governments in Uttar Pradesh for the backwardness of Poorvanchal particularly in the health sector , Prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that the Yogi Adityanath government has brought a transformation in the region and it will turn into a medical hub of the country in future.

"Those in power in the past had the priority of filling their own


Monday, October 25, 2021Sensex falls by over 100 points

Mumbai, Oct 25: The BSE Sensex was seen under pressure for the fifth straight session on Monday, as it declined by 104 points at 60,717.24 in the opening trade as selling was seen across the board.

The Nifty too eased by 40 pts at 18,074.90.

The Sensex registered the days high and low at 61,404.99 and 60,710.95 points respectively.

The Nifty recorded the days high and low at 18,241.40 an


Monday, October 25, 2021UP polls: Priyanka Gandhi promises free medical treatment up to Rs 10 lakh

Lucknow, Oct 25: Making another poll promise ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday said free medical treatment of up to Rs 10 lakh will be provided to people of the state if her party government is voted to power.

The Congress leader had flagged off her party's "Pratigya Yatras" from Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district on Saturday with seven


Monday, October 25, 2021Team was jaded after hectic IPL; long break will help immensely: Kohli

Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli did concede after the 10-wicket thrashing at the hands of Pakistan in an ICC T20 World Cup ‘Super 12’ game here that the “high-intensity” Indian Premier League 2021, which concluded here recently, did take a toll on the players and the week-long break before the next game will do his side a world of good.

Compared to the enthusiasm shown by the Indian players f


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


Monday, October 25, 2021Digital address

The Srinagar Smart City Limited recently 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 GeoVista. A tra


Monday, October 25, 2021PM Modi's personal efforts led to revocation of Art 370: Amit Shah

‘Sidelining people of Jammu has come to an end, nobody will be allowed to disrupt peace’

Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Sunday said the "discriminatory" Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was scrapped because of personal efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fulfil the dream of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
In his first public rally in J&K after the August 2019 revocation of its special status, Shah said Modi restored the grassroots


Monday, October 25, 2021Protect country without worry: HM to soldiers

Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited the International Border (IB) in Jammu on Sunday evening and lauded the bravery of soldiers guarding India's frontiers.
Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, interacted with BSF jawans and said they should protect the country without any worry as the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take care of their families.


Monday, October 25, 2021Army commanders to review security challenges, situation along LAC

New Delhi: Top commanders of the Indian Army will carry out an extensive review of the country's security challenges, including in eastern Ladakh as well as other sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, at a four-day conference beginning Monday, people familiar with the development said.
The commanders will also deliberate on the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir


Monday, October 25, 2021Union Minister visit DISHA home centre

Jammu: As part of the Centre's public outreach programme, Union ministers MunjparaMahendrabhai and Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Sunday visited a DISHA home centre in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district and interacted with the students there, an official spokesperson said.
DISHA is an early intervention and school readiness scheme for children with disabilities covered under the National Trust Act. It


Monday, October 25, 2021India records 15,906 cases

New Delhi: India has registered 15,906 new Covid cases with Kerala contributing to 50.01 per cent of the fresh infections with 8,909 cases .
Compared to Saturday, the fresh cases have declined by 2.6 per cent. The total caseload has reached 3,41,75,468.
With 561 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the toll has touched 4,54,269.
A total of 16,479 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, w


Monday, October 25, 20212077 appears for CCE-2021

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (PSC) today conducted Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 (CCE), in two sessions, both in Jammu and Srinagar as well as at four districts of Doda, Rajouri, Anantnag and Baramulla smoothly.
For the smooth conduct of examination, the JKPSC had made elaborate four tier arrangements with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols


Monday, October 25, 2021One killed in road mishap

Doda: A man was killed after a vehicle he was travelling in met with an accident near Khellani area of Doda on Sunday.
A Maruti car bearing registration number JK02T-5058 met with an accident in the early morning, after which police, locals and a team of Ababeel, NGO reached the spot and started a rescue operation and retrieved the body from the spot.
An Ababeel volunteer identified the decease


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, 2021Success of Covid vaccination drive shows India's capability: PM

New Delhi, Oct 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the success of India's Covid vaccination drive shows its capability and noted that the country is moving ahead with new energy after crossing the 100 crore vaccine doses milestone.

In the Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, Modi said the Culture Ministry is geared up to conduct a competition on patriotic songs to mark 'Amrit Mahotsav', a


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, 2021Punjab must come back to 'real issues' that concern every Punjabi: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Chandigarh, Oct 24: Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday said the state must concentrate on real issues that concern every Punjabi and future generations and asserted that it has a clear choice between "irreparable damage and the last chance for damage control".

He asserted that he will not let the real issues take a back seat.

Sidhu's assertion comes amid the ongoing war


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, 2021Modi govt has created records in 'giving trouble' to people: Priyanka Gandhi on fuel prices

New Delhi, Oct 24: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday attacked the Centre over rising prices of petrol and diesel, alleging that the Modi government has created records in "giving trouble" to people.

Taking to Twitter, the Congress general secretary tagged a media report which said that this year petrol prices have increased by a record Rs 23.53.

"Modi ji's government has made


Sunday, October 24, 2021PM pays tributes to R K Laxman on 100th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to legendary cartoonist R K Laxman on his 100th birth anniversary, and said that through his cartoons, he beautifully conveyed the socio-political realities of the times.

Laxman, who was known for his cartoon creation The Common Man, chronicled Indian social-political history and regaled millions of readers daily in The Ti


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


Sunday, October 24, 2021Amit Shah assures election, statehood after delimitation

Reviews security, meet victims of militancy, to address rally today

Jammu: Asserting that the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the assembly election will be held in the Union Territory after delimitation and restoration of statehood will follow.
Shah said he has made a promise in Parliament that the statehood of J&K would be restored and it would be done a


Sunday, October 24, 2021Union Min for improving quality of education in J&K

Srinagar: Union Minister of State for Education, Annpurna Devi on Saturday stressed the need to improve the quality of education and assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir for all possible assistance from the central government, an official spokesman said.
Laying stress on the importance of education, Devi assured of all possible assistance from the central government. She said the government i


Sunday, October 24, 2021Intelligence network being strengthened in J&K: CDS

New Delhi: Asserting thatthe intelligence network is being strengthened in Jammu and Kashmir, the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that the killings in Jammu & Kashmir were an attempt by the neighbouring country to spread fear among the people.
Commenting on the recent violence against security forces as well as civilians in Jammu and Kashmir, Rawat said, Our western a


Sunday, October 24, 20212 more detained, Ops continue in Poonch

Jammu: Despite inclement weather, the counter-insurgency operation continued for the 13th day on Saturday in the forest belt of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts where nine army personnel were killed in two separate attacks by hiding terrorists last week, officials said.
Two more suspected people were detained for questioning as the joint search parties of army and local police mo


Sunday, October 24, 2021Militant aide held, ammo recovered

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir police, along with security forces on Saturday arrested a terrorist associate linked with proscribed terror outfit TRF (LeT) in Baramulla. The officials recovered incriminated materials including ammunition from his possession.
Baramulla Police, along with the army and CRPF said that the accused arrested was identified as Farooq Ahmad Malik, who was a resident of Kit


Sunday, October 24, 2021Police foils ‘Kashmir chalo’ march against civilian killings

Jammu: Following a minor scuffle, the police on Saturday foiled ‘Kashmir Chalo’ march at Lakhanpur against the recent civilian killings in Kashmir region.
Scores of Punjab Shiv Sena activists led by their president Yog Raj Sharmareached at Lakhanpur near New toll plaza in the shape of a rally from Pathankot(Punjab) for proceeding toward Srinagar to the meet with families of those people who rec


Sunday, October 24, 2021PM Modi meets vaccine makers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Indian COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers who said his leadership was a key factor in India being able to administer 100 crore doses of the jabs in just about nine months.
During the meeting, Modi discussed various issues including furthering the vaccine research, sources said.
Representatives from seven vaccine makers -- Serum Institute of In


Sunday, October 24, 2021No new cases from 10 districts, tally at 3.31L

Jammu: No cases were reported from 10 districts of Jammu and Kashmir while 72 fresh cases 72 fresh coronavirus cases pushed the cumulative tally at to 3,31,566.
No death due to the pandemic was reported in the union territory in the past 24 hours, they added.
Of the72 cases, nine were recorded from the Jammu division and 63 from the Kashmir division, the officials said.
They said Srinagar dist


Sunday, October 24, 20213 killed, several rescued, traffic disrupted as snowfall, hailstorm, rain hit life in J&K

Jammu: Three persons were killed and one sustain injuries, several rescued and vehicular movement on Jammu and Kashmir National Highway disrupted as snowfall, hailstorm and rain lashed the Union Territory leading to leading to the early onset of winter-like conditions.
The snowfall and rains, which started late on Friday night, triggered a mudslide that hit a tent set up by nomads in Noorpora in


Sunday, October 24, 2021HM flags off inaugural Srinagar-Sharjah flight

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off the inaugural Srinagar-Sharjah flight from the Sheikh Ul-Alam international airport here on Saturday, reviving the direct airlink between the valley and the UAE after 11 years.
The flight, operated by Go First, took off for Sharjah at 6.30 pm IST and is scheduled to land in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) around 9 pm IST.
Shah flagged off the f


Sunday, October 24, 2021India logs 16,326 cases

New Delhi: India has registered 16,326 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours which brings the total caseload to 3,41,59,562. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), 666 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
The top five states which have registered maximum cases are Kerala with 9,361 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 1,632 cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,152 cases


Sunday, October 24, 2021JKPSC KAS Prelims today

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission chairman B R Sharma on Saturday said that J&K Combined Competitive (Preliminary) examinations scheduled for tomorrow stand as of now.
“We will see,” Sharma said when asked about the demands by aspirants regarding postponing of the examinations in view of the severe weather conditions associated with snowfall and incessant rains.
“As of now


Sunday, October 24, 20213 killed in road mishap

Jammu: Three people, including two children, were killed and four others injured when a load carrier turned turtle in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.
A private load carrier, carrying seven people from Srinagar to Arnas, overturned on reaching Chaklas around 7.30 am when its driver lost control of the vehicle, the officials said.
They said three people -- Banoo B


Sunday, October 24, 20211 shot dead in Jammu

Jammu: 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 Jugal Kishore


Saturday, October 23, 2021Shri Sajjan Jindal, Chairman & MD of JSW group confers degrees upon IIT Jammu’s 2nd batch of Graduates

IIT Jammu, October 23rd, 2021

Shri Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director of the reputed JSW group visited IIT Jammu on Saturday to confer, & PhD. degrees upon the graduating students. Shri Jindal with his optimistic attitude and encouraging smile visited the campus amidst difficult weather conditions and delivered the message of firm self-belief and finding joy in one’s j


Saturday, October 23, 2021Centre has taken various decisions to improve judicial infrastructure: Rijiju

Mumbai, Oct 23: Stating that a robust judiciary is of "utmost importance" to make democracy successful, Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday underlined various decisions taken by the Centre to improve the judicial infrastructure.

Rijiju was speaking at the inauguration of two wings of the annexe building at the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court.

Notably, speaking


Saturday, October 23, 2021If people try to dig up things that doesn't exist, I won't give fodder: Kohli on quitting captaincy

Dubai, Oct 23: India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday refused to get into any debate on the rationale behind his decision to quit national T20 captaincy after the ongoing T20 World Cup, saying he won't provide fodder to controversy seekers.

Eyebrows were raised when Kohli announced on his social media that he would relinquish captaincy after the mega event in the UAE.

With a lot of theories


Saturday, October 23, 2021CISCE to conduct board exams in offline mode, announces revised date sheet

New Delhi, Oct 23: The first term board exams for class 10 and 12 will be conducted in offline mode, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) announced on Saturday.

The council also released a revised date sheet according to which the ICSE exams for class 10 will begin from November 29 and for class 12 (ISC) from November 12.

The exams will conclude on December 16


Saturday, October 23, 2021Fuel prices touch all time high

New Delhi, Oct 23: Fuel prices touched an all time high as oil marketing companies increased prices of petrol and diesel on Saturday.

This is the fourth straight hike this week. The prices were kept unchanged on Monday and Tuesday.

In the national capital, the petrol and diesel prices were increased by 35 paise each.

Post hike, petrol in Delhi was available at Rs 107.24 per litre while d


Saturday, October 23, 2021UK Foreign Secretary to visit HMS Queen Elizabeth in Mumbai

New Delhi, Oct 23: UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will be visiting HMS Queen Elizabeth that is the spearhead of the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) during her visit to Mumbai today.

The ship is a symbol of the UK’s world-leading defence capability, whose visit to Mumbai is a clear sign of the growing defence and maritime co-operation with India, said a UK High Commission press statement.

The UK


Saturday, October 23, 2021Better to keep SP,BSP,Cong at bay for as long as possible, for bright future: Yogi

Lucknow ,Oct 23: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress, saying, "these people are anti-Lord Ram , embraced rioters and mafias and have teared the social fabric of the country.

" It will better to keep away from them as long as possible, for a bright future,he opined".

Chief Minister Yogi


Saturday, October 23, 2021Shah's Mission Kashmir begins with visit to slain cop’s family

Srinagar, Oct 23: Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited the family of Jammu and Kashmir Police Inspector Parvez Ahmad who was shot dead by militants in June this year.

Shah met his wife, Fatima, and handed over the order of government job. Parvez was posted in Counter Intelligence Kashmir (CIK) of Jammu and Kashmir Police. On June 22, he was killed outside his house at Nowgam.
Lieutenant Gove


Saturday, October 23, 2021PM exhorts Goans to continue with 'double engine' govt

Panaji, Oct 23: Lauding Goa's new model of development, a reflection of collective efforts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people of the coastal state to realise the benefits of having a BJP government both at the state and Centre as he reminded them about the complete lack of team spirit during earlier non-BJP rules that hampered progress.

Virtually interacting with the Swayam


Saturday, October 23, 2021PM calls Goa 'model of development'

Panaji, Oct 23: Goa means new model of development, reflection of collective efforts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while virtually interacting with the Swayampurna Mitras, sarpanchs, panchayat members and beneficiaries under the Swayampurna Goa scheme on Saturday.

He exhorted the civil servants to take on every challenge and said "more responsible our bureaucrats become more will it benef


Saturday, October 23, 2021Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan on recreating magic of 'Bunty Aur Babli': They crave the thrill

Mumbai, Oct 23: As Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan bring back the con-artist duo of Rakesh Trivedi and Vimmi Saluja aka Bunty and Babli, the two actors gave a glimpse at the two characters' journeys in the upcoming sequel.

It was Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan who had dazzled the audiences with their performances as the titular duo in the 2005 Shaad Ali-directed film "Bunty Aur Babli".

The mo


Saturday, October 23, 2021SC notice to Centre on bail plea of ex-Jharkhand minister

New Delhi, Oct 23: The Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response on the bail plea of former Jharkhand minister Anosh Ekka who has been convicted and sentenced to seven years in jail in a money laundering case.

A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and J K Maheshwari issued notices to the Union of India and sought its response on the appeal filed by Ekka challenging the order of Jharkhand hi


Saturday, October 23, 2021Varun Gandhi posts video of UP man setting fire to crop, seeks agri policy rethink

New Delhi, Oct 23: BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Saturday shared a video clip purportedly showing a man setting fire to a heap of paddy crop after his vain efforts to sell it, and sought a rethink of the agriculture policy.

Gandhi shared the video of the man on Twitter.

"Samodh Singh, a farmer of Uttar Pradesh, had been running around mandis for the last 15 days to sell his paddy crop. When paddy


Saturday, October 23, 2021Prostitution racket busted in Mumbai; three held; five rescued

Mumbai, Oct 23: At least five women were rescued and three persons arrested, after the Mumbai police busted a prostitution racket operating in the western suburb of Malad here, an official said on Saturday.

Five victims, including two minors, were rescued in the operation that took place in Manori on Thursday evening, the official said.

Acting on a tip-off, officials of the crime branch's U


Saturday, October 23, 2021Shah Rukh Khan's manager visits NCB office

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's manager Pooja Dadlani visited the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office here on Saturday morning, sources said.

Dadlani arrived at the anti-drug agency's office at Ballard Estate in south Mumbai around 10 am, carrying an envelope in her hand, they said.

While stepping out of the office over an hour later, the media persons waiting outside tried to


Saturday, October 23, 2021'Medifree Digital' mobile App launched for integrated, paperless healthcare services

Srinagar: A team of doctors has developed a mobile application that will provide digital, integrated and paperless healthcare services anywhere in India.

The mobile application 'Medifree Digital' is a totally Made in India healthcare mobile app that aims at making the medical profession paperless by providing to the patients integrated services of doctors, laboratories/diagnostic centres and c


Saturday, October 23, 2021Seven trekkers died in Lamkhaga pass identified, 2 still missing

Shimla, Oct 23: State administration Saturday said out of the eleven missing tourists, seven died of hypothermia and two who are missing have been identified.
Bodies of two trekkers were found on Friday on Himachal side on HP-Uttrakhand border.
State Emergency Operation Centre spokesperson Mr Sudesh Mokta released the list of the deceased, missing and injured in the accident that took place bet


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, 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, 2021PM to interact with Swayampurna Mitras today

Panaji, Oct 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually interact with the Swayampurna Mitras, Sarpanchas, panchayat members and beneficiaries under the Swayampurna Goa at 1100 hrs on Saturday.

This is the first time ever for any state that the Prime Minister will be interacting with all the panchayats of the state under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Campaign, an initiative of the Union Government


Saturday, October 23, 2021Shah to begin J&K visit today, may chair high security meet

Jammu: With an objective to review ground situation after abrogation of Article 370 as well as to finalize a comprehensive strategy to counter the latest spurt in militant activities, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday will kick start his three day long visit of Jammu and Kashmir.
This is the first visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah after the centre had abrogated the special


Saturday, October 23, 2021Oct 22 reminder of Pak’s atrocities, black day for entire humanity: LG

Jammu: Asking people to unite to defeat the evil designs of the enemies, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Kumar Sinha said that October 22 is a reminder of Pakistan’s atrocities and will always remain a black day for the entire humanity.
“The atrocities of Pakistan against the people of J&K have been exposed to the world,” LG said while paying homage to all the brave soldiers


Saturday, October 23, 2021Mehbooba sends legal notice to ex-J&K Guv

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Friday sent a legal notice to former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik seeking Rs 10 crore compensation for his alleged "defamatory" remarks against her.
The notice comes days after Malik, who is now the governor of Meghalaya, allegedly said Mehbooba Mufti was a beneficiary of the now-abandoned Roshni scheme which aimed to grant proprietary rights


Saturday, October 23, 2021Govt ask deptts to include hazard vulnerability infoin tender docs

SRINAGAR: To reduce the vulnerability and increase in resilience in the built environment, the Jammu and Kashmir government has directed departments to include the Hazard Vulnerability information clause in tender documents with regard to construction-related activities.

The directions have passed months after the Government of India had communicated to enhance the resilience of UT of Jammu &


Saturday, October 23, 2021Higher reaches in Kashmir receive snow, rains in plains

Srinagar: The parts of Kashmir Valley including Zojilla, Razdan Top and Drass in Kargil district received fresh snowfall on Friday evening while the rains also lashed several parts of Kashmir, thus bringing the temperature down in the Union Territory.
According to the reports, the Zojila, Razdan Top in Gurez and other parts in north Kashmir received fresh snowfall today.
Pertinently, the weathe


Saturday, October 23, 2021Gunfight resumes in Poonch, enters Day 12

Jammu: After a lull of nearly 48 hours, fresh exchange of fire was reported on Friday between security forces and a group of heavily armed terrorists hiding in the forested area of Mendhar in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The exchange of fire took place early morning and is intermittently in progress,” an official source said.
They said that Nar Khas forests in Bhatadhurian are very de


Saturday, October 23, 2021Body of nonlocal found in Kashmir

Srinagar: Body of an unsound non-local person with head injury was found in mysterious circumstances at Janglatmandi in South Kashmir district of Anantnag on Friday.
Meanwhile, police have ruled out any militant hand in the incident and registered the case in this matter.
Official sources said, the body of an unidentified non-local, allegedly unsound with mind, with a severe head injury was f


Saturday, October 23, 2021Jailed OGWs to be shifted

Srinagar: In a major crackdown, Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered the shifting of at least 26 jailed overground workers(OGW) to jails outside the Union Territory, officials said on Friday.
Most of these inmates are booked under the Public Safety Act, officials said.
"The jailed terror operatives have to be shifted from different jails in Jammu & Kashmir to Central Jail in Agra, Uttar


Saturday, October 23, 2021Two killed in road mishap

Jammu: A truck driver and another person were killed when a vehicle they were traveling in plunged into a riverine in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
Police said the accident took place in Bhaderwah area at 5.30 am, when the truck plunged into a nullah at Khellaini.
The bodies were recovered and the deceased were identified as Manohar Singh and Sunil Singh, both residents of Rahno


Saturday, October 23, 2021SFs defuse two IEDs

Jammu: Security forces on Friday detected and defused two suspected box-type improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
They said the two small boxes were detected in Bhata Durian Forest during a joint search operation by the army and police.
The boxes were suspected to be IEDs and were destroyed in-situ, they said.
This is a third instance of



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, 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, 2021Rupee rises 8 paise to 74.79 against US dollar in early trade

NEW DELHI: The Indian rupee appreciated 8 paise to 74.79 against the US dollar in opening trade on Friday, tracking a positive trend in domestic equities.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 74.82 against the dollar, then edged higher to 74.79, registering a rise of 8 paise over its previous close.

The rupee on Thursday ended on a flat note at 74.87 against the US dolla


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


Friday, October 22, 2021Will not rest till militancy completely wiped out from J&K, says LG Sinha

Jammu: Attempts are being made from across the border to disrupt the peace and development process in Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant GovernorManoj Sinha said on Thursday and asserted that the government will not rest till terrorism is completely wiped out.
He also said that the administration is committed to preserving the communal fabric and the social harmony of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Attempts ar


Friday, October 22, 2021Killings in Kashmir attack on brotherhood: DGP

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Thursday said that the recent killings of civilians in the Kashmir Valley, especially those belonging to minorities, were an attack on the traditional brotherhood here.
The Police Chief while addressing the police commemoration day function at armed police complex Zewan in Srinagar said that the Jammu and Kashmir


Friday, October 22, 2021COVID India crosses 100 crore vaccination coverage

J&K among nine states to inoculate 100 % adult population with 1st dose

New Delhi: India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered surpassed the 100-crore mark on Thursday, resulting in celebratory events in several parts of the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the landmark reached in little over nine months time since the countrywide vaccination drive was launched on January 16


Friday, October 22, 202187 fresh cases

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir's COVID-19 caseload increased to 3,31,386 on Thursday as 87 more people tested positive for the disease, while no fresh deaths were reported, officials said.
The death toll due to the viral disease in the union territory stands at 4,429, they said.
Of the fresh cases, 13 were reported from the Jammu division and 74 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, accor


Friday, October 22, 2021Migrant workers fleeing Kashmir, seeks centre held

Jammu: Migrant labourers fleeing Kashmir following a series of civilian killings by militants this month have urged the central government to help them reach their native places and make arrangements to lessen their hardships.
Hundreds of families, who have fled the Valley, have been housed at a ground in Jammu for the past few days, and more are arriving.
"I have no money to go back home. My e


Friday, October 22, 2021Pak to remain on 'Grey List' of FATF

New Delhi: Pakistan will continue to be on the 'Grey List' of the FATF as it needs to "further demonstrate" that action is being taken against UN-designated terrorists like India's most wanted Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar, the global body against terror financing said on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) president Marcus Pleyer said the decision was take


Friday, October 22, 2021SFs defuses two IEDs

Jammu: A major tragedy was averted as security forces detected and defused an improvised explosive device (IED) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, officials said.
"Security forces detected an IED planted by terrorists from a passenger shed at a bus stop at Saidpora in Rafiabad area of Baramulla," they said.
The officials said a bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot whi


Friday, October 22, 2021IAF aircraft crashes in MP

Madhya Pradesh: An aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind on Thursday, said police behind Superintendent of Police (SP) Manoj Kumar Singh informed that the pilot has been injured in the mishap.
“An IAF Mirage 2000 aircraft experienced a technical malfunction during a training sortie in the central sector this morning. The pilot ejected safely. An Inquiry has be


Friday, October 22, 2021JKSSB advertised 800 SI post in JKP

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board,today advertised UT cadre posts of eight hundred Sub Inspectors in Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The date of commencement for the submission of online application form is 10.11.2021 and 10.12.21 is the last date for submission of online form.
The candidate must possess a Domicile Certificate by the Competent Authority on the format prescribed for


Friday, October 22, 2021PMC Pahalgam held in graft case

Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Kashmir on Thursday arrested President Municipal Committee Pahalgam for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 80,000 for release of payments for supply of Garbage vehicles.
Official sources said ACB received a complaint from a person, whose name was not divulged, alleging therein that Owais Ahmad, President Municipal Committee Pahalgam is demanding illegal gr


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, 2021Farmers have right to protest, but cannot block roads indefinitely: SC

New Delhi, Oct 21: The Supreme Court on Thursday said farmers have the right to protest, but they cannot block roads indefinitely.

The court was hearing a petition, seeking a direction for the removal of the protestors from the Delhi border.

The plea, filed by one Monicca Agarwaal, submitted that people were facing a lot of inconvenience due to the road blockade, and cited an apex court jud


Thursday, October 21, 2021President exhorts Legislators to adopt social pledges to fulfill aspirations of people by their conduct and style of functioning

Patna, Oct 21: President Ram Nath Kovind today exhorted the Legislators and public representatives to imbibe the social pledges adopted on the occasion of centenary celebrations of Bihar Assembly for inculcating five social values and to free the state from five social curses for transforming Bihar into a respectable state and live up to the aspirations of the common people by their good conduct


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, 202178 COVID cases in J&K

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 78 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the infection count to 3,31,299, while another death pushed the toll to 4,429, officials said.
Out of the fresh coronavirus cases, 12 were from the Jammu division and 66 from the Kashmir division, they said.
According to the officials, Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 48 cases, followed by nine cases in Budgam district.
There are 800 active COVID-19 cases in the union territory, while the number of recovered patients was 3,26,070, the officials said.
The mucormycosis (black fungus) tally remained un


Thursday, October 21, 2021LG lunches ‘JK eCOP”

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday advised the police personnel to work in synergy, adopt new technology and innovations for modern and effective policing.
Sinha said while declaring Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project of J&K Police “Go-Live” and launched the “JK eCOP” Mobile Application here at Raj Bhavan.
Lt Governor observed that the new citizen-centric technological interventions will help in creating a comprehensive and integrated system enhancing the efficiency and effective policing at all levels.
“The new initiatives will definitely streng


Thursday, October 21, 20211 arrested with grenade

Jammu: Security forces foiled a terror plot by arresting a man with a live hand grenade in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district on Wednesday, officials said.
Based on the inputs about inimical elements planning to cause disturbance through handlers to carry out grenade blast, a joint check point was established by a team of Army and CRPF at the Drabshalla Thathri area, they said.
During a search of vehicles and passengers, the security forces noticed a suspicious movement of one person who was trying to evade checking and frisking, they added.
However, alert Jawans immediately overpowered


Thursday, October 21, 2021Lowest rise in daily cases

New Delhi: India logged 13,058 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 231 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,40,94,373, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
The death toll climbed to 4,52,454 with 164 fresh fatalities, while the active cases declined to 1,83,118, the lowest in 227 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 25 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 114 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.54 per cent of the t


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