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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Thursday, July 29, 2021ED arrests Raj Singh Gehlot, owner of Ambience Mall in bank fraud case

New Delhi, July 29: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that it has arrested Raj Singh Gehlot, owner of Ambience Mall in a bank fraud case.

An ED official told that Gehlot has been arrested from Haryana's Gurugram and will be produced before a court in Delhi later in the day.

According to ED officials the bank loan fraud case is worth Rs 200 crore.

Gehlot is also being prob


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

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


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

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


Thursday, July 29, 2021Eight killed, 17 injured as cloudbursts hit J&K, Ladakh

PM Modi assures all possible aid, LG announces ex-gratia of Rs 5L

Jammu: A series of cloudbursts struck different parts in the twin Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh overnight, killing eight people and leaving 17 others missing.
“The cloudbursts hit Dacchan and Boujwa areas in Kishtwar; the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas; Bandipora in north Kashmir and Kargil in Ladakh, also damaging dozens of residential houses, seve


Thursday, July 29, 2021#COVID 160 fresh cases,1 more fatality

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 160 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the infection tally to 3,21,066 while the death toll rose to 4,376 as one more fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 60 were from Jammu and 100 from Kashmir, they said.
Srinagar recorded the highest of 42 cases, followed by 20 in Baramulla district.
The number of


Thursday, July 29, 2021DGP authorized to extend parole

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has authorised the Director General of Police (DPG) prisons to extend special parole to certain categories of convict prisoners for a period of 90 days in COVID-19 pandemic situation in the Union Territory.
“In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (5) of section 432 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Government hereby authoriz


Thursday, July 29, 20211 held in BJP’s leaders killing case

Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a "key conspirator" in the killing of BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir in 2018, its spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Malik Noor Mohammad Fayyaz (51), a resident of village Phagsoo in Thathri area of Doda district, was arrested on Tuesday and subsequently produced in NIA special court here


Thursday, July 29, 2021Police team attacked

Srinagar: Suspected terrorists hurled a grenade towards a police team in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday, but it exploded without causing any damage, officials said.
Moreover, in another incident, Security forces arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant alongwith arms and ammunition in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.
"Terrorists lobbed a grenade on a police patrol p


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

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


Wednesday, July 28, 2021World wants to see a peaceful Afghanistan, free from malign influences: Jaishankar

New Delhi, Jul 28: India said on Wednesday it is imperative that the peace negotiations on Afghanistan are taken seriously by all parties, and that the independence and sovereignty of the war-torn country can only be ensured if it is free from “malign influences”.

Addressing a joint presser with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the talk


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

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

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

''Police have registered a case and initiated inve


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Indian archers Pravin, Tarundeep bow out of Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo, Jul 28: Indian archers Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics after losing their respective second men’s individual matches, here on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Pravin went down in straight sets to the Rio 2016 bronze medallist, Brady Ellison of the USA.

He had defeated world No 2 Galsan Bazarzhapov of the ROC in straight sets (29-27, 28-28, 28-24) in the fi


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Court rejects bail plea of Raj Kundra in pronography case

Mumbai, Jul 28: A local court here on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas of actor Shilpa Shetty's husband and businessman Raj Kundra along with his associate Ryan Thorpe in the pornography racket case.

Both of them are presently languishing in jail.

They were remanded into judicial custody for 14 days by a local court on Tuesday.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021At a time of democratic recession, its vital that US, India stand together: Blinken

New Delhi, July 28: "At a time of rising global threats to democracy and international freedoms -- we talk about a democratic recession -- it's vital that we two world leading democracies continue to stand together in support of these ideals," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said here on Wednesday.

On the first day of his visit to India, Blinken while addressing civil society representati


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

“Reports pouring in from Kishtwar v


Wednesday, July 28, 2021LS adjourned till 1400 hrs amid Oppn protests over Pegasus snooping row, farm bills

New Delhi, Jul 28: Proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned till 1400 hrs on Wednesday amid ruckus by the Opposition over various issues, including Pegasus row and contentious farm bills.

As the Question Hour commenced, the Opposition Members, carrying placards, entered the Well of the House and started sloganeering over the Pegasus snooping row and new farm bills.

Speaker Om Birla ran t


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Global COVID-19 caseload tops 195.2 mn

Washington, July 28: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 195.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.17 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.91 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload an death toll st


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Basavaraj Bommai sworn-in as 30th Chief Minister of Karnataka

Bengaluru: Basavaraj Bommai, a senior BJP leader was sworn-in as the 30th Chief Minister of Karnataka by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at a function held in the Glass House of Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. Basavaraj Bommai took oath in the name of God.

Hailing from socialist philosophy and now married to BJP principles, Bommai’s political journey marked a new milestone as he took oath as the Chief M


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

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

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


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu beats Cheung to enter pre-quarterfinals

Tokyo, Jul 28: India's PV Sindhu entered the women's singles pre-quarterfinals badminton competition at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after beating Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong in her final Group J match, here on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Indian outclassed world No 34 Cheung 21-9 21-16 in a 35-minute clash to top the group J.

The sixth seeded Sindhu used her strokes efficiently and gave almost


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

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

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


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

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


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Violence never part of Kashmiriyat, need to be purged, says Prez Kovind

Lauds courage, professionalism of soldiers

Srinagar: President Ram Nath Kovind asserted on Tuesday that democracy has the capacity to reconcile all differences and bring out the best of the citizens' potential, saying Kashmir is "happily" realising this vision.
"Democracy, I firmly believe, has within it the capacity to reconcile all differences and also the capacity to bring out the best of the citizens' potential. Kashmir, happily, is


Wednesday, July 28, 2021President greets in Kashmiri

Srinagar: Mei sapaz khushi tuhi meelith (I feel happy to meet you all) " - this is how President Ram Nath Kovind began his speech at the convocation ceremony of the University of Kashmir here on Tuesday, as he noted that Kashmir's spiritual and cultural influence has an imprint all across India.
Immediately after greeting the dignitaries present at the SKICC auditorium overlooking the famous Dal


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Udhampur bags Kayakalp Award

Jammu: The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir today declared awards under “Kayakalp 2020-21”, an initiative for awards to all public health facilities.
Pertinently, Kayakalp awards encourage every public health facility in the country to work towards standards of excellence to help facilities stay clean and hygienic.
While giving details, Mission Director NHM, J&K, Yasin Choudhary, informed t


Wednesday, July 28, 2021MHA for CCTVs in all police stations

New Delhi: The central investigative agencies have been "requested" to install CCTV cameras on their office premises as directed by the Supreme Court, the government told Parliament on Tuesday.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said the Centre also issued an advisory to the states and Union territories on July 8 for installing CCT


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Masoodi meets Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: National Conference (NC) Member of Parliament from Anantnag Justice (Retd.) Hasnain Masoodi on Tuesday brought the impasse that has hit the construction of the AIIMS facility at Awantipura to the notice of Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, impressing upon him to sort out the issue so that the huge populace of entire south Kashmir is able to avail the facility as soon as possible.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Opp not letting Parliament to run: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked BJP MPs on Tuesday to expose the opposition parties as the government is ready for a discussion but they are not letting Parliament to function, sources said.
Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi told the lawmakers to mark 75 years of the country's independence by organising programmes in every village of their constituencies, Ministe


Wednesday, July 28, 20212600 flats for Kashmiri Pandits employees

SRINAGAR: The Administrative Council (AC), which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the transfer of 278 kanal land in five districts to the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction for construction of 2600 flats as transit accommodation for Kashmiri Migrant employees under the Prime Minister’s Development Package, 2015. Th


Wednesday, July 28, 2021LG Sinha hosts banquet for President

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday hosted a banquet for President Ram Nath Kovind and his family at the Raj Bhavan here, officials said.
Apart from the LG, his advisors and senior officials of the Army, police and civil administration were present at the banquet hosted in the honour of the President who is on a four-day visit to the Union territory, the offici


Tuesday, July 27, 2021DC Kishtwar reviews Independence Day arrangements

KISHTWAR, JULY 27: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma today chaired a meeting of officers to review the arrangements for the Independence Day- 2021 celebration, here in the Conference Hall of New DC Office Complex.
The meeting reviewed arrangements regarding security, traffic regulation, seating, decoration, illumination of offices, Power and water supply, sanitation, Medicare facil


Tuesday, July 27, 2021DC Doda discusses development issues with BDC Chairpersons, DDC members

Directs line departments to maintain coordination with PRIs for prompt redress of public grievances

DODA, JULY 27: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Doda, Vikas Sharma today held an interactive session with BDC Chairpersons and DDC members of the district in presence of officers of line departments and listened to the issues with regard to provision of basic amenities in the respective areas of elected representatives present in the meeting.
The public representatives sought augmentation of existing wa


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Independence Day arrangements discussed at Bhadarwah

BHADERWAH, JULY 27: Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bhadarwah, Rakesh Kumar today discussed the arrangements for the upcoming celebration of Independence Day 2021, here at Dak Bunglow Bhadarwah.
It was decided in the meeting that the chief guest would hoist the National Flag at 8.55 AM and will take salute at the march past parade of contingents drawn from CRPF, JKAP, IRP, NCC senior divisi


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Navin Choudhary discusses modalities for e-auction of wholesale cum retail fish shops at Narwal Jammu

JAMMU, JULY 27: Fisheries Department is going to conduct e-auction of 50 wholesale cum retail shops to be allotted to the bidders situated at Narwal Mandi, Jammu.
Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Fisheries Department, Navin Choudhary, today chaired a meeting to discuss modalities for procedure to be adopted during e-auction of the fish shops.
Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Avny


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Advisor Khan reviews functioning of Stationery & Supplies, Govt Press, ARI & Trainings Deptts

Calls upon concerned officers for optimal use of resources in these departments

SRINAGAR, JULY 27: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today chaired a meeting to review the functioning of Stationery & Supplies, Government Press, and ARI &Trainings Departments.
A threadbare discussion was held on various aspects of the Stationery & Supplies Department including its functioning, man power management, optimal use of resources, financial position, besides availability o


Tuesday, July 27, 2021LS adjourned for the day amid protest by opposition parties

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Tuesday amid continuous protests by Opposition members over the Pegasus snooping row and farm laws.

After being adjourned nine times, the Lower House reassembled at 4.30 PM and Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the Chair, took up one matter of urgent public importance.

However, the Opposition members again trooped into the Well s


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Rupee declines by 5 paise to 74.47 on strong dollar sentiment

Jammu, July 27: The rupee slipped by 5 paise to close at 74.47 (provisional) against the US currency on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened in the overseas markets and the domestic equity indices closed with losses.

Forex traders said the rupee is trading in a narrow range as investors are awaiting cues from the US Fed's policy decision due on Wednesday and month-end rebalancing.

At the inte


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Court gives Kangana Ranaut last chance for exemption, directs her to appear next time

Jammu, July 27: A court here on Tuesday allowed as the "last chance" actor Kangana Ranaut's plea seeking exemption from personal appearance in the defamation case filed by Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar and directed her to remain present on the next date of hearing without fail.

Metropolitan magistrate, Andheri, RR Khan, also rejected the plea of Akhtar, filed through his lawyer, seeking issu


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Health Ministry dismisses allegations that India will miss July 2021 target of administering half a billion doses

Jammu, July 27: The Union Government today said, a total of 457 million COVID vaccine doses have been supplied to the States and Union Territories from January till date. An additional 60.3 million doses are expected to be supplied by this month end. This will amount to a total of 517 million doses being supplied till 31st of July.

The Health Ministry said, the Centre has been at the forefron


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Youth shot dead in Srinagar

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Vikrant Massey, Radhika Apte to topline crime thriller 'Forensic'

Jammu, July 27: Actors Vikrant Massey and Radhika Apte will feature in the lead roles in upcoming crime thriller film "Forensic".

Backed by Soham Rockstar Entertainment Pvt Ltd. and Mini films, the movie will be directed by Vishal Furia, the makers said in a statement.

The project reunites Furia and Massey after the critically-acclaimed season one of Disney+ Hotstar show "Criminal Justice".


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Democracy has capacity to reconcile differences, bring out best of citizens' potential: President

Jammu, July 27: President Ram Nath Kovind asserted on Tuesday that democracy has the capacity to reconcile all differences and bring out the best of the citizens' potential, saying Kashmir is "happily" realising this vision.

"Democracy, I firmly believe, has within it the capacity to reconcile all differences and also the capacity to bring out the best of the citizens' potential. Kashmir, happ


Tuesday, July 27, 2021LS adjourned till 2 PM, for fourth time in the day

Jammu, July 27: The Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday, for the fourth time since the House convened for the day, amid continuous protests by Opposition members over the Pegasus snooping row and farm laws.

As the House reassembled at 12:30 pm, Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the Chair, asked the protesting members to let the House take up the Zero Hour.

Minister of State


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Pornography case: Raj Kundra remanded in 14-day judicial custody

Mumbai, July 27: A Mumbai court on Tuesday remanded businessman Raj Kundra in 14-day judicial custody in a case related to alleged creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps.

Kundra, husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, was arrested July 19 by the Mumbai police crime branch under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act.

He was prod



Author Interview: Kochery C Shibu

Kochery C Shibu lives in Bangalore with his wife and daughter. He graduated from the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, and has served in the Indian Navy and commanded two warships. Post his retirement, he has executed hydroelectric projects. He has recently come out with the book “Faith and the Beloved”, which is a crime thriller. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, he talks


Tuesday, July 27, 2021'Shershaah' portrays reality without any jingoism, says Sidharth Malhotra

Jammu, July 27: Bollywood star Sidharth Malhotra says his upcoming film "Shershaah", which traces the journey of Kargil war hero Vikram Batra, is the true representation of the actual events without treading on the path of jingoism.

The biographical drama is inspired by the bravery of Captain Vikram Batra, who gave his life while fighting for the country during the 1999 Kargil War with the Pak


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Books You Definitely Shouldn't Miss This Monsoon

Compiled by: My Secret Bookshelf

1) “Dead People’s Town” by Siddharth Nirwan

(Horror | Format: Paperback/Kindle | MRP: 299 INR)

Blurb: At the Lord Erwin Memorial Hospital in Raisingh Garh, an unauthorized drug trial on terminally ill cancer patients has gone horribly wrong. The patients are not humans anymore. They have turned into a ferocious breed of predators, hungry for blood and gore. The madness is not restricted to


Tuesday, July 27, 2021'The Suicide Squad' to release in select cities in India on August 5

Jammu, July 27: Studio Warner Bros Pictures will release "The Suicide Squad", directed by James Gunn, in select Indian cinema halls on August 5, according to a release issued Tuesday.

The DC superhero action adventure stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, with Sylvester Stallone and Viola Davis among others.

Action fantasy feature "Mortal Kombat", another Warner Bros Pictures title th


Tuesday, July 27, 2021PM asks BJP MPs to organise programmes at village level to mark 75 years of independence

New Delhi: New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked BJP MPs on Tuesday to mark 75 years of independence by organising programmes in every village of their constituencies, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said.

Sources said the prime minister also asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs to expose the opposition parties as the government is ready for a discus


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccine antibody levels may decline after 2-3 months: Lancet study

Jammu, July 27: Total antibody levels start to wane six weeks after complete immunisation with Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, and can reduce by more than 50 per cent over 10 weeks, according to study published in The Lancet journal.

The researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK noted that if the antibody levels carry on dropping at this rate, there are concerns that the prot


Tuesday, July 27, 2021If you're concerned about farmers, allow LS to function: Tomar tells Oppn

Jammu, July 27: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday took a swipe at the protesting Opposition members in Lok Sabha, saying if they are concerned about farmers, then they should allow the House to function.

He made the remarks while replying to a supplementary query related to an insurance scheme for farmers during the Question Hour as the Opposition members continued the


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Insult for Goan political stalwarts to be compared with current lot: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Hitting back at his Goa counterpart, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said it is an insult for Goan political giants like Bhausaheb Bandodkar, Jack Sequeira and Manohar Parrikar to be compared with the current set of politicians who are being bought and sold "wholesale".

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Power Minister Satyender Jain on Monday termed politicians


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Naomi Osaka eliminated from Tokyo Olympics tennis tournament

Tokyo, July 27: Tokyo, July 27: The host country's superstar is out of the Tokyo Olympics.

Naomi Osaka lost to former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament on Tuesday.

The second-ranked Osaka, who was born in Japan and grew up in the United States, struggled with her usually reliable groundstrokes while th


Tuesday, July 27, 2021When Daniel Craig auditioned for 'Rang De Basanti'!

Jammu, July 27: Daniel Craig had auditioned for the role of the British jailor who walks freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev to be hanged in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Rang De Basanti" but eventually could not feature in the film as he was being also considered to be the next James Bond that time.

Mehra, previously an ad filmmaker, says he wanted to create world cinema and wante


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Heavy rain lashes Jammu

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


Tuesday, July 27, 2021IPS badge soon for 28 top cops; 27 from 1990 batch to get SP rank

‘Names of 62 JKPS officers recommended to UPSC for induction’

Jammu: As many as 28 senior officers set to get IPS badge and 27 from the batch of 1990, awaiting promotions since long, will shortly be promoted as Superintendent of Police.
According to official sources, decks are cleared for induction of 28 officers of Jammu and Kashmir Police into Indian Police Services (IPS) and the committee in this regard is scheduled to meet on July 29.
They further rev


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

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


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

27 militants killed in 13 encounters this month

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


Tuesday, July 27, 20214 of family feared dead among 5 in road mishaps

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


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Bad weather cancels president’s Drass visit

Srinagar: Bad weather on Monday forced the cancellation of President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Drass in Ladakh to pay homage to martyrs on the 22nd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, officials said here.
It is for the second time in three years that the President could not fly to Drass for the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations.
Officials said the President's flight could not take off to Dras


Tuesday, July 27, 2021India pays tributes to war bravehearts

Kargil: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday led the nation in paying glowing tributes to the martyrs of 1999 Kargil War saying they have scripted "exceptional stories" of indomitable courage, bravery and sacrifice.
Kovind, who could not make it to the Kargil War Memorial in Drass due to bad weather, laid a wreath at the Dagger War Memorial in Baramulla district of neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Prez chairs Unified High Cmd meet; hails SFs for peace in J&K

Jammu: Lauding the role of security forces for maintaining the peace in Jammu and Kashmir while chairing a high level Unified High Command meet at Rajbhawan, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind stressed on maintaining close relations with the general public.
During the meeting, President Ram Nath Kovind was briefed about the security situation in the union territory.
Kovind, who is on a fou


Tuesday, July 27, 2021India logs 39,361 Cases in 24 Hours

New Delhi: India reported 39,361 fresh cases in the past 24 hours. Its active caseload stands at 4,11,189 and active cases constitute 1.31% of the total cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
According to MoHFW, the country has witnessed 3,05,79,106 so far as 35,968 patients recovered during the last 24 hours, and the recovery rate is presently at 97.35%. The weekl


Tuesday, July 27, 202157 Lakh people jabbed today

New Delhi: India has administered more than 57 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses on Monday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed.
With this, India's cumulative vaccination coverage has reached 44,10,57,103, as per the 7 pm provisional report today.
14,19,55,995 persons in the age group 18-44 years across 37 States/UTs have received their first dose and a total of 65,72,678 have received


Tuesday, July 27, 2021India to monitor Chinese activities

NEW DELHI: Along with the help of satellites and drones, Indian security forces are also creating a network of surveillance cameras and sensors to keep a close watch on the Chinese Army along the Line of Actual Control.
“A number of these new cameras and sensors have been deployed along the Line of Actual Control from Eastern Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh to keep a track of adversary’s activities.


Tuesday, July 27, 2021UK court declares Mallya bankrupt

New Delhi: The UK high court on Monday issued a bankruptcy order against the Indian businessman Vijay Mallya. The order will pave the way for a consortium of India banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) to pursue a worldwide freezing order on Mallya’s assets in a bid to seek the repayment of debts owed by the liquor baron’s now-defunct company Kingfisher Airlines.
“As at 15.42 [UK time], I


Monday, July 26, 2021DC Kishtwar inspects development works in Machail, Paddar areas during 3 day tour

Participates in annual Pooja at Machail Mata Temple
KISHTWAR, JULY 26: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kishtwar Ashok Sharma inspected various developmental works and interacted with the public delegation besides participated in the annual Pooja (Hawan) at Machail Mata temple during three day tour to far flung areas of Machail Sub-Division.
He was accompanied by ADDC Sham Lal, SDM Paddar Varunjeet S


Monday, July 26, 2021DYSS Kishtwar conducts cleanliness drive around natural water bodies

KISHTWAR, JULY 26: Department of Youth Services & Sports Kishtwar today conducted a cleanliness drive around the natural water bodies at different areas of the district.
Sports department Kishtwar initially visited Nagni area located 3 km away from Kishtwar Township and conducted a cleanliness drive around the cluster of seven Chashmas (Springs) and thereafter visited the famous Kartik Swami M


Monday, July 26, 2021Enumeration, survey of Migratory Tribal Population: DC Kathua reviews progress

KATHUA, JULY 26: Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Rahul Yadav today reviewed the progress of enumeration and Survey of Nomadic/Migratory tribal population in the District, here in a meeting held at DC office complex.
At the outset of the meeting, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Atul Gupta (District Nodal Officer) briefed the chair about the progress of Enumeration.
Similarly, SDM Bani, Te


Monday, July 26, 2021Udhampur DDC Vice Chairperson reviews progress on road projects

UDHAMPUR, JULY 26: Vice-Chairperson, District Development Council, Udhampur, Juhi Manhas today chaired a meeting of Block Development Council, DDC, PRI members and officers of various departments to review the progress on ongoing road projects.
The Public representatives complaint about sluggish work on CRF roads from Udhampur to Ghordi and Ramnagar to Dudu (I&II) and sought immediate rest


Monday, July 26, 2021Kargil Vijay Diwas: GCW Parade NCC Cadets, NSS Volunteers felicitate Veer Naris

JAMMU, JULY 26: The NCC cadets of 2nd J&K Girls Battalion and NSS Volunteers of Government Women College Parade today felicitated "VEER NAARIS" to commemorate 22nd Kargil Vijay diwas.
The widows of war heroes who sacrificed their life during Kargil war were felicitated by presenting them specially designed mementos, sketches and handmade letters.
Keeping in view the pandemic situation, all


Monday, July 26, 2021Div Com Jammu reviews Independence Day arrangements

JAMMU, JULY 26: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Raghav Langer on Monday chaired a meeting of Heads of Departments to review the arrangements for the Independence Day- 2021 celebration.
The meeting was informed that due to ongoing development works at Parade Ground Jammu, the main function would be held at M A Stadium, where the chief guest shall hoist the National Flag.
Sensitizing the officer


Monday, July 26, 2021Progress under Jal Jeevan Mission reviewed

CS directs Jal Shakti Department to provide drinking water in all schools and anganwadi centres by 15th August

SRINAGAR, JULY 26: The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta today chaired a meeting to review the progress achieved under the centrally sponsored scheme ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ in Jammu and Kashmir.
Commissioner/Secretary Jal Shakti Department and Mission Director, Jal Jeevan Mission along with concerned officers of the Department participated in the meeting.
It was informed that the Department


Monday, July 26, 2021Lok Sabha passes two bills amid din

New Delhi, Jul 26: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Factoring Amendment Bill and National Institute of Food Technology Bill without debate amid protest over various issues, including the Pegasus snooping controversy.

Moving the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for consideration and passage, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the changes in the legislation are aimed at helpi


Monday, July 26, 2021Gunfight breaks out in Kulgam

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

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

“As the security forces approached the


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

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

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


Monday, July 26, 2021Police raids shop, recovers narcotic substance in Anantnag

Anantnag, Jul 26: Jammu and Kashmir police, along with Executive Magistrate, on Monday raided a shop and recovered narcotic substance in this south Kashmir district, a police spokesman said this afternoon.

He said following a tip-off, a police party from Police Station (PS) Bijbehara along with Executive Magistrate raided at shop at Guree Bijbearha and recovered narcotic substance.

One pers


Monday, July 26, 2021COVID-19: UAE extends ban on passenger flights from India to UAE till August 2

NEW DELHI : National carrier Etihad Airways on Monday informed that flights from India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will remain suspended till August 2.
The date could be extended, depending on directions by the UAE authorities, Khaleej Times reported citing Etihad Airways Guest Relations.
“We’ve just received confirmation that flights from India are suspended till the 2nd August, and we a


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

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

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


Monday, July 26, 2021Tokyo Olympics: India’s tennis campaign ends after Sumit Nagal's loss to Medvedev

Tokyo, Jul 26: India’s tennis campaign at the Tokyo Olympics came to an end after Sumit Nagal lost to world No 2 Daniil Medvedev of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the men’s singles second round, here on Monday.

Medvedev- the finalist at the Australian Open and US Open, defeated Nagal 6-2, 6-1 to reach the third round.

The 23-year old Nagal had defeated Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in


Monday, July 26, 2021Sensex up over 100 points

Mumbai, Jul 26: The BSE Sensex on Monday gained 102 points to reach 53077 in opening session on buying in FMCG, Finance, Health Care and Industrials stocks.

The Nifty too rose by 25 points to reach 15,881.35.

The Sensex registered the intra days high and low at 53,103.42 and 52,783.63 points respectively.

The Nifty registered the intra days high and low at 15,893.35 and 15,797 points res


Monday, July 26, 20212nd T20 Int'l: Time for Samson to fire as India aim to wrap up series

Colombo, Jul 26: The Indian team will want Sanju Samson to translate his phenomenal talent into consistent performances when they try to wrap up the T20 International series against Sri Lanka by winning the second match here on Tuesday.

Having beaten Sri Lanka hollow by 38 runs in the opening encounter, the Indians are unlikely to ring in changes to the winning combination unless the team mana


Monday, July 26, 2021Khattar salutes heroes on 'Kargil Vijay Diwas'

Chandigarh, Jul 26 (UNI) On the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of "Kargil Vijay Diwas" today, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal saluted the great Kargil heroes who made the supreme sacrifice of their lives for ensuring security, peace and esteem of the nation.

In a statement issued here Monday, he while remembering the Kargil martyrs said the sacrifice made by the brave sons of Mother India


Monday, July 26, 2021Rahul drives tractor to Parliament in protest against farm laws

New Delhi, Jul 26: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday drove a tractor to reach Parliament as a protest against the three farm laws.

He was accompanied by party MPs from Punjab and Haryana.

Demanding withdrawal of all three farm laws, Mr Gandhi said, 'These three laws are against the farmers and there is no option but to take them back, so they should be repealed immediately.'


Monday, July 26, 2021Yediyurappa resigns as Karnataka CM

Bengaluru, Jul 26: Ending a prolonged speculation over his ouster, BS Yediyurappa on Monday announced his resignation from the post of the chief minister of Karnataka.

“I have made a decision. I will go to Raj Bhavan to tender my resignation to the Governor. Not out of pain, but out of happiness I express my gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Nadia for making the chi


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

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

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

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

A police official identi


Monday, July 26, 2021Will neutralise drones, UAVs near installations: Indian Navy

Panaji, July 26: The Indian Navy in Goa has warned against flying drones or unmanned UAVs near naval installations, stating that such devices would be "neutralised" and the operators would be prosecuted if they are flown within the three kms of the installations.

"An area of three kilometres from the perimeter of naval installations in Goa is designated as 'No Fly Zone'. All individuals and ci


Monday, July 26, 2021Multi-lingual film star Jayanthi passed away

Bengaluru, Jul 26: Renowned actor Jayanthi, who had acted in over 500 cinemas in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam Marathi was passed away in the early hours of Monday.

She was 76.

She had won several national and state awards for her excellent performance in her five-decades of cinema voyage in Southern India.

The deceased had acted together with the Kannada film industry's matinee idol


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

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

The special drive against the violators o


Monday, July 26, 2021India logs 39,361 new COVID-19 cases, 416 deaths

New Delhi, Jul 26: India recorded 39,361 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the case tally to 3,05,79,106, while the death toll mounted to 4,20,967 with 416 more fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

According to the Ministry, the active caseload stands at 4,11,189 to date. It is now 1.31 per cent of the total caseload.

The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) stan


Monday, July 26, 2021#COVID || No weekend lockdown in J&K ; night curfew to remain in place

JAMMU: With significant decline in the spread of infection, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday decided to lift weekend curfew from all the districts while the nigh curfew will continue across the Union Territory.
“It was observed that as compared to the previous weeks, significant improvement has been made by all the districts in respect of the above parameters. However, there is a need


Monday, July 26, 2021No death for 2nd consecutive day

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 166 fresh cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, which took the infection tally to 3,20,657, while no death occurred in the last 24 hours.
Out of the fresh cases, 34 were from the Jammu division and 132 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.
The officials said Srinagar recorded the highest 66 cases, followed by 18 in Baramulla district.


Monday, July 26, 2021Over 58 Lakh jabbed so far

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir has seemingly overcome the hesitancy among the masses towards Covid-19 vaccination as over 58 Lakh jabs have been administered in a span of a few months.
J&K’s Health department, which oversees the vaccination drive, has revealed that over 2433296 jabs have been administered in the age group of 45-year and above while over 19 lakh jabs have been administered in the


Monday, July 26, 2021CDS visits Dras sector

New Delhi: Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat visited the areas long the Line of Control in Dras sector of Kargil district on Sunday, a day before Kargil Vijay Diwas, to review the prevailing security situation and operational preparedness, an official statement said.
President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Dras on Monday on 22nd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas to pay homage to the indomitab


Monday, July 26, 20213.29 cr doses with states: GoI

New Delhi: More than 3.29 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states, union territories and private hospitals, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.
Over 45.37 crore vaccine doses have been provided to the states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 11,79,010 doses are in the pipeline, it said.
Of this, the total consumption, including wa


Monday, July 26, 2021India logs 39,742 cases

New Delhi: India recorded 39,742 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total tally of confirmed cases in the country to 3,13,71,901.
With 535 new fatalities registered in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,20,551 lakh, as per the data provided by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.
The top five states which registered maximum cases are Kerala with 18,531 cases, fol


Monday, July 26, 2021Militants snatch rifle from Cop

KULGAM: Terrorists have snatched an AK-47 rifle from a police constable in the Khudwani area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Police sources have informed that terrorists have snatched an AK-47 rifle from a police constable in Kulgam’s Khudwani area.
Further details are awaited.
Earlier today, it was reported that three terrorists are in hiding at a place in Kulgam, of which one had bee


Monday, July 26, 20219 killed in landslides

Himachal: Nine people were killed and three others injured in multiple landslides in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on Sunday, police said.
The landslides occurred near Batseri on Sangla-Chitkul road. The casualties occurred after heavy boulders fell on a tempo traveller carrying 11 people, according to news agency PTI.
The landslides also triggered a bridge collapse at Batseri in Sangla v


Sunday, July 25, 2021Jio Q1 net profit rises 45 pc to Rs 3,651 crore

New Delhi, Jul 23(PTI) Digital company Jio on Friday reported a 44.9 per cent jump in its net profit to Rs 3,651 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, according to a company statement.
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 2,519 crore in the year-ago period.
Its revenue from operations increased 9.8 per cent to Rs 18,952 crore during the reported quarter from Rs 17,254 crore a year ago


Sunday, July 25, 2021Quami Bhavana initiative: DC Rajouri launches institutional plantation drive at 72 CRPF Battalion HQ Sunderbani

RAJOURI, JULY 25: As part of the Quami Bhavana initiative of District Administration Rajouri, Deputy Commissioner, Rajesh K Shavan today launched the institutional plantation drive here at 72 CRPF Battalion HeadQuarter Sunderbani.
The team of 72 CRPF Battalion personnel under the command of Shree Ram Meena joined the Deputy Commissioner in the plantation drive. The families of the CRPF Personnel


Sunday, July 25, 2021GMC&AH Rajouri gets Additional 750 LPM Oxygen Concentrator Plant

Two more OCPs of same capacity to be installed soon: DC

RAJOURI, JULY 25: Adding another dimension to its infrastructure, District Development Commissioner, Rajesh K Shavan today commissioned an additional 750 LPM capacity Oxygen Concentrator Plant here at Government Medical College & Associate Hospital Rajouri.
Among the others, Principal GMC, Dr Brij Mohan Gupta; Medical Superintendent DH, Dr Mehmood; Assistant Executive Engineer Mechanical, Vi


Sunday, July 25, 2021DC Samba reviews implementation of District Environment plan (DEP)

SAMBA, JULY 25: District Development Commissioner (Chairperson Dist Environment Committee) Samba Anuradha Gupta today exhorted upon the District Environment Committee (DEC) to conduct massive plantation during the current Monsoon season to enrich the environment around.
She was chairing a meeting of the District Environment Committee held here to review the implementation of the District Envir


Sunday, July 25, 2021Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut compares Pegasus controversy to 'Hiroshima', asks who funded snooping

Jammu, July 25: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday asked who funded the alleged snooping of politicians and journalists by Pegasus and compared it with the Hiroshima bombing, saying while the attack on the Japanese city had resulted in the death of people, the spying by the Israeli software led to "death of freedom”.

"The modern technology has taken us back to slavery," Raut said in his weekly


Sunday, July 25, 2021Home Minister Amit Shah plants trees at Wahshari in Meghalaya as part of Sohra Afforestation Project

Jammu, July 25: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the second day of his visit at Meghalaya planted trees at Wahshari, Sohra erstwhile Cherrapunjee as part of the Sohra Afforestation Project for ecological restoration. The Union Minister was accompanied by DoNER Minister G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of States for DoNER BL Verma


Sunday, July 25, 2021Cipla recalls 7,228 bottles of overactive bladder treatment drug in US

Jammu, July 25: Drug major Cipla is recalling 7,228 bottles of Solifenacin Succinate tablets, a medicine used to treat overactive bladder, in the US market due to manufacturing issues.

As per the latest Enforcement Report issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), the Mumbai-based company is recalling 10 mg, 30-count bottles in the US.

The recalled batches were produced at the c


Sunday, July 25, 2021Reliance to start gas production from MJ field in Oct-Dec 2022

Jammu, July 25: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) will start natural gas production from MJ field - the third and the last set of discoveries that the firm is developing in the eastern offshore KG-D6 block - in the last quarter of 2022 to raise overall output by about two-thirds.

In an investor presentation announcing first quarter earnings, RIL said it has completed its first offshore installatio


Sunday, July 25, 2021'Hidden locker' found at Raj Kundra's Mumbai office Viaan, claim police; details inside

Mumbai: Businessman Raj Kundra's office Viaan at Andheri West was thoroughly searched on Saturday. The search operation was conducted by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch.

According to officials, they have found a "concealed locker". The locker contains several documents about businesses and cryptocurrency.

The recovered documents are being examined by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch.



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

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

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

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


Sunday, July 25, 2021RBI central board short of 9 non-official directors

Jammu. July 25: The central board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is facing shortage of nine non-official directors, including seven from the category of people of eminence from various fields.

The central board is the highest decision making body of the apex bank headed by the RBI governor.

According to the RBI Act, the government nominates 10 eminent persons from various fields to the


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

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

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


Sunday, July 25, 202173 bodies recovered, 47 people missing in Maharashtra following landslides: NDRF

Maharashtra, July 25: Seventy-three bodies have been retrieved and 47 people are missing following landslides triggered by heavy rain in the coastal regions of Maharashtra, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Sunday.

S N Pradhan, the Director-General (DG) of the federal force, tweeted the latest data of its operations being undertaken in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts o


Sunday, July 25, 20214 IEDs Recovered In Kuwpara

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

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


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

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

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


Sunday, July 25, 2021Harbhajan Singh wraps shoot of ''Friendship''

Jammu, July 25: Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has wrapped up the shoot of his multilingual feature film debut "Friendship" and will soon start dubbing for the movie.

Directed by John Paul Raj & Sham Surya, the film also features South star Arjun and Losliya.

Producer Kiran Reddy Mandadi said the team is thrilled to have wrapped up the final schedule.

"It was just an amazing exp


Sunday, July 25, 2021President Kovind completes four years in office

Jammu, July 25: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday completed four years in office, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said, highlighting that he gave assent to 63 Bills of the Union and state governments, besides lauding frontline Covid warriors for saving countess lives across the country among others initiatives.

Kovind, aged 76, was sworn in as the 14th President of India on 25 July, 2017.



Sunday, July 25, 2021Delhi HC to hear plea against Ramdev for remarks against allopathy

New Delhi. July 25: The Delhi High Court will hear on Monday a plea by seven doctors' associations against Yoga guru Ramdev for allegedly spreading misinformation by his statements against allopathy amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The matter will be heard by Justice C Hari Shankar who had earlier asked the counsel for the associations to place on record the videos pertaining to the alleged


Sunday, July 25, 2021Mary Kom enters Olympic pre-quarters, outwits spirited Garcia from Dominica

Jammu, July 25: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) powered into the Olympic Games' pre-quarterfinals after staving off a stiff challenge from Dominican Republic's Miguelina Hernandez Garcia in the opening round here on Sunday.

The 38-year-old, who is a 2012 Olympic bronze-medallist, prevailed 4-1 against a rival who is 15 years her junior and a Pan American Games bronze-medallist.


Sunday, July 25, 2021Rahul Gandhi slams govt for pace of COVID-19 vaccinations

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday questioned the pace of COVID-19 vaccination, and said had the country's "Mann ki Baat" been understood, such would not have been the state.

His remarks came just ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Mann ki Baat" address to the people of the country.

"Had you understood the country's 'Mann ki Baat', such would not have been the state of


Sunday, July 25, 2021We must move forward with 'Nation First, Always First' mantra: PM Modi

Stressing on 'Nation First, Always First' mantra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that as the country enters its 75th year of Independence, every citizen should lead a "Bharat Jodo Andolan" in the same manner as Mahatma Gandhi had led the "Bharat Chhoro Andolan".

In his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, he noted that on the coming August 15 India will enter its 75th year o


Sunday, July 25, 2021President Kovind arrives in Srinagar

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

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

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


Sunday, July 25, 2021India achieves another milestone of administering more than 43 crore doses of Corona vaccine

Jammu, July 25: India’s cumulative COVID vaccination coverage has achieved the landmark milestone of 43 crore. The cumulative figure stands at 43 crore 26 lakh 5 thousand and 567. Union Health Ministry said that the new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June and nearly 46 lakh Vaccine Doses were administered yesterday.

More than 22 lakh 80 thousand vaccine


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

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

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


Sunday, July 25, 2021Deepak, Divyansh finish way down in men's 10m air rifle

Tokyo, July 25: Indian shooters Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar finished a lowly 26th and 32nd, respectively, in the men's 10m air rifle event of the Tokyo Olympics here on Sunday, failing to recover from a poor start in the qualifications.

It was always going to be a tough task for both the Indian shooters after they started off with 102.9 (Deepak) and 102.7 (Divyansh) at the Akasa Ra


Sunday, July 25, 2021Pegasus issue: Rajya Sabha MP moves Supreme Court seeking court-monitored probe

Jammu, July 25: Rajya Sabha member John Brittas has moved the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored probe into reports of alleged snooping of activists, politicians, journalists and constitutional functionaries using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

A massive political row has erupted after media reports claimed that Pegasus spyware was used to conduct surveillance on about 300 Indians, including mi


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

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


Sunday, July 25, 2021President to arrive today

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Sunday, July 25, 202143 crore jabbed

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


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

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


Sunday, July 25, 2021Soldier dies in mine blast

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


Saturday, July 24, 2021Registration of Clinical establishments, implementation of PC&PNDT Act discussed at Kathua

KATHUA, JULY 24: To discuss the modalities for the registration of new Clinical establishments and Diagnostic centers in the district, Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, who is also the Chairman, District Registering Authority of Clinical Establishments/Diagnostic centers, today convened a meeting of designated officers here at DC Office complex.
The meeting discussed in length the modalities


Saturday, July 24, 2021DC Ramban reviews progress of AB-PMJDY-SEHAT Registration

Directs Health Department to put in extra efforts for achieving universal coverage

RAMBAN, JULY 24: Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam today chaired a meeting to review progress of registration and generation of Golden Cards under Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana - SEHAT Scheme (AB-PMJAY-SEHAT) in the district.
Assistant Commissioner Development Zameer Ahmed Rishu; Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Fareed Bhat, Dy. CMO Dr. Iqbal Bhat, Medical Superintend


Saturday, July 24, 2021GCE holds awareness workshop on NAAC Assessment, Accreditation

JAMMU JULY 24: Internal Quality Assessment Cell (IQAC) of Government College of Education (GCE), Jammu organized a one day workshop on the topic, ‘NAAC ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION’, here today.
The workshop was chaired by Principal, Prof. (Dr.) Kulwinder Kour. Prof. Dr. Sham Lal Gupta, Former Director Colleges & NAAC Member having conducted 50 to different colleges all over India for NAAC A


Saturday, July 24, 2021Make coordinated efforts for empowerment of youth: DDC Anantnag

Stresses for prompt redressal of grievances received through LGs portal, Information Deptt

Reviews progress of district in various priority sectors
ANANTNAG, JULY 24: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla today directed the concerned officers to make coordinated efforts for engagement and empowerment of youth through various key initiatives of the government.
The DDC said this while taking a comprehensive review of the progress made by the district


Saturday, July 24, 2021DDC Kupwara reviews PMJAYJK- Sehat /AB-PMJAY Scheme

Stresses for expediting registration, coverage of beneficiaries under the schemes

KUPWARA, JULY 24: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Imam Din today directed the concerned officers to expedite the registration process under PMJAY-Sehat/Ayushman Bharat to ensure cent percent coverage of the target population.
The DDC was reviewing the progress made by the district under various universal health schemes in a meeting held here today.
He directed Chief Medical


Saturday, July 24, 2021DG Horticulture visits Ganderbal

Takes stock of activities carried out in dept. Nurseries

SRINAGAR, JULY 24: The Director General (DG) Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, today conducted an extensive tour of District Ganderbal to take stock of the activities being carried out in Departmental Nurseries at Kralbagh, Wusen Tehsilbagh.
On the occasion, the DG impressed upon the Chief Horticulture Officer (CHO) Ganderbal to make all out efforts in to aware the general public about th


Saturday, July 24, 2021DC Srinagar reviews progress on implementation of PMJAY-SEHAT Scheme

Golden Card registration MELAs to be held at all Medical Zones in Srinagar from Monday

SRINAGAR JULY 24: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammed Aijaz Asad today chaired a meeting of Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana-SEHAT Scheme (AB-PMJAY-SEHAT) to review the progress of registration of beneficiaries and generation of Golden Cards in Srinagar district
On the occasion, a threadbare deliberations were held on present status and achievements made with rega


Saturday, July 24, 2021SANJY–2021: Charri Mubarak taken for ‘Puja’ to Pahalgam

ANANTNAG, JULY 24: As per past practice, the “Charri Mubarak” (holy mace of Lord Shiva) was carried to Pahalgam today for “bhoomi-pujan” and “dhawajarohan” ceremonies.
The rituals began when a group of Sadhus and devotees from Dashnami Akhara led by Mahant Deepindra Giri arrived here early in the morning.
The group was warmly received by Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Dr. Piyush Singla at Pujten


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

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


Saturday, July 24, 2021Amarinder congratulates Mirabai Chanu, Asst Coach Sandeep Kumar for winning silver

Chandigarh, Jul 24: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday congratulated weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for her stupendous achievement of bagging the Silver medal for India in 49 kg category at Tokyo Olympics thus opening the medal tally for the country.
Earlier, the Chief Minister tweeted, "Our first medal! Congratulations to Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for winning Silver at Tokyo


Saturday, July 24, 2021 Bihar: Woman kills 3 daughters over fight with mother-in-law

Kushinagar, Jul 24: A woman killed her three daughters by throwing them in a pond after a fight with her mother-in-law in Kateya police station area in Bihar, police said on Saturday.
Accused Noor Jahan, resident of Laxmipur Babu village of Patherwa police station area in the Kushinagar district, was married off to Aslam, a resident of Bihar's Kaulrahi, who works in Gujarat.

On the occasion o


Saturday, July 24, 2021Prez, V-P, PM congratulate Mirabai Chanu for Olympic feat

New Delhi, Jul 24: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Mirabai Chanu for winning the silver medal in weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

"Heartiest congratulations to Mirabai Chanu for starting the medal tally for India in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 by winning silver medal in weightlifting," the President said in


Saturday, July 24, 2021India and Pakistan need to work together to resolve bilateral issues: US

Washington, Jul 24: India and Pakistan need to work with each other to resolve their bilateral issues, the United States has said, observing that it had always encouraged the two neighbours to build a more stable relationship going forward.

"With regard to India-Pakistan, I would just note that we strongly believe that India and Pakistan's issues are ones for them to work out between themselve


Saturday, July 24, 2021Two people killed, 2 others injured as truck collides into car in UP's Pratapgarh

Pratapgarh (UP), Jul 24: Two women were killed and two others seriously injured when their car collided with a truck on a highway in Kunda area here on Saturday morning, police said.

College professor Archita Srivastava (32), Anshi Srivastava (20), Rachit Srivastava (22) and Abhishant Srivastava (30) were going to Lucknow in a car from Bhadohi Patel Nagar when a container truck collided with i


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

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

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

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

All gates of the histor


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

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

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



Saturday, July 24, 2021We can make next 30 years the best in India's history: Mukesh Ambani

New Delhi, July 24: "I am supremely hopeful and confident about the Rise of New India. I can see that the spirit of India is more resurgent than ever before", Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) wrote in Times of India.

Ambani said India and the world changed dramatically at the beginning of the 1990s. Communist Soviet Union collapsed. The cold war ended. And India embar


Saturday, July 24, 2021Tokyo Olympics: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu opens India’s tally at Games, wins silver in Women’s 49kg category

TOKYO [JAPAN]: Ace weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu opened India’s medals tally on Saturday as she bagged a silver in the Women’s 49kg category here at Tokyo International Forum.
Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk) during her four successful attempts across the competition. China’s Zhihui Hou bagged gold with a total of 210kg and created a new Olympic Re


Saturday, July 24, 2021Buddhist values will address issues of global concern: President

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that application of Buddhist values and principles in addressing issues of global concern will help in healing the world and making it a better place.

The President was addressing the annual Asadha Poornima – Dharma Chakra Day being organised by the International Buddhist Confederation through a video message.

He said that it is importan


Saturday, July 24, 2021Tokyo Olympics: Saurabh Chaudhary enters 10m air pistol final

Tokyo, Jul 24: Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary advanced to the final of the men’s 10m air pistol event by topping the qualifications with a stunning performance in the Tokyo Olympics, here on Saturday.

Appearing in his maiden Olympics, Chaudhary shot a total of 586 in his 60 shots to top the qualifications.

However, another Indian shooter Abhishek Verma missed out on a final spot after end


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

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

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


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

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

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


Saturday, July 24, 2021Major tragedy averted as J&K police shoots down drone carrying 5kg IED

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir police averted a cross-border terror plot by shooting down a drone carrying improvised explosive device (IED) material weighing five kg in the border belt of Jammu district on Friday, officials said.
Following information about a drone flying over the border belt of Kanachak along the International Border (IB), a quick reaction team (QRT) of the police swung into act


Saturday, July 24, 2021Govt employee shot dead by militants

Srinagar: Militants on Friday shot dead a government employee in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Militants fired at and injured Javid Ahmad Malik near his residence in Lurgam area of Tral in south Kashmir district, a police official said.
He said Malik was shifted to Tral hospital, where he succumbed to injuries.
Malik was a government employee working in the Education Dep


Saturday, July 24, 2021Two LeT ultras killed in encounter in valley

Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a top commander of the outfit involved in several attacks, were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in the Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said on Friday.
A police spokesperson said the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore on Thursday, following


Saturday, July 24, 2021Sanjeev Jain new VC of CU Jammu

JAMMU: Former Vice Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, Prof Sanjeev Jain is new Vice Chancellor of Central University of Jammu.
He replaced Prof Ashok Aima, whose five-year term ends in April 2020. The new Vice Chancellor could not be appointed due to the outbreak of COVID pandemic.
Prof Aima has been the VC of Central University of Jammu for more than six years. Mad


Saturday, July 24, 2021Turnaround in power sector helps to achieve sustainable supply: LG

Srinagar: The turnaround in the power transmission and distribution sector in the past one year in Jammu and Kashmir has helped in achieving reliable, quality, and sustainable electricity supply, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Friday as he dedicated seven power infrastructure projects worth Rs 10.11 crore to the public.
The new projects inaugurated by Sinha target four districts of the


Saturday, July 24, 2021Army Commander leads bike rally to Kargil

Srinagar: Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Y K Joshi on Friday led a 350-kilometre bike rally to the historic Kargil War Memorial in Drass area of Union Territory of Ladakh to commemorate the 22nd Vijay Diwas.
To commemorate the 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas, the Indian Army undertook two mega bike rallies, one from Udhampur and another from Leh, both traversing more than 1,000 kilometres ov


Saturday, July 24, 2021LS adjourned till Monday

NEW DELHI: Amid the ruckus created by the Opposition, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day on Friday.
Earlier, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon on the fourth day of the Monsoon session.
The Parliament resumed on Friday morning. However, as soon as the Houses convened the Opposition created a ruckus over the farmers’ agitation and Pegasus Project issue.
The Lok Sabha will now re


Saturday, July 24, 2021Ammunition recovered in Rajouri

Jammu: A boy on Friday recovered two radio sets and ammunition near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district and handed over them to the Army, officials said.
A young boy from Lamberi village residing along the border recovered two radio sets and one round of ammunition of AK-47 when he chanced upon a suspicious packet in his neighbourhood, a defence spokesman said.


Saturday, July 24, 2021Train service resume in KASHMIR

SRINAGAR: The train service was restored on Friday between Baramulla in north Kashmir and Banihal in Jammu division after remaining suspended for two days to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Official sources said that trains are plying normally on Budgam-Baramulla and Budgam-Banihal routes on Friday after remaining suspended for two days.
The decision to suspend the train service was taken keep


Saturday, July 24, 20212 KAS officers transferred

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government Friday posted Director General Youth Services and Sports , Dr Saleem ur Rehman as Director General Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization.
As per an order issued by the General Administration Department, Dr Rehman, who was holding the additional charge of the post of DG, Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization, will assume the charge on full time basis with imm


Friday, July 23, 2021Processing of mango: SKUAST- Jammu holds one day training for rural women, unemployed youth

JAMMU, JULY 23: Division of Food Science and Technology of Sher- e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J), today organized one day training programme on “Processing of mango” under RKVY project entitled, “Value addition of sub-tropical fruits for women empowerment in Jammu district” at village Parvah, Marh Zone, District Jammu.
In this training about 40


Friday, July 23, 2021DC Kishtwar reviews status of PMJAY-SEHAT registration

103 CSCs functional in district; 90,000 individuals registered so far

KISHTWAR, JULY 23: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kishtwar Ashok Sharma today chaired a meeting of concerned officers to review the implementation of Government’s flagship Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme in the district.
The meeting was informed that 103 CSCs are functional across the district wherein people register themselves for availing benefits under t


Friday, July 23, 2021Power Department Orders Technical Audit, Intensive Maintenance of all sub stations

Unique move aimed at addressing the technical and legacy issues in the distribution network: Kansal

JAMMU, JULY 23: The Power Department has decided to constitute Circle Level Audit and Protection Teams for technical audit, maintenance and testingof all 66-33/11-6.6kV sub stations in J&K. An order to this effect was issued by Principal Secretary Power Development Department, Rohit Kansal today.
Commenting on the exercise, Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, Rohit Kansal noted th


Friday, July 23, 2021Need joint effort from centre and state to make India a sporting powerhouse: Sports Minister Thakur

New Delhi, Jul 23: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday insisted that sports is a state subject but said if the centre and the respective states work hand in hand, the country can be a sporting powerhouse in the future.

Lauding the states for promoting sports by announcing cash incentives and government jobs for medal winners, Thakur said it's time both centre and states collaborate in prom


Friday, July 23, 2021SC turns down telecos' plea seeking recomputation of dues

New Delhi, Jul 23: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices' application seeking recalculation of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues that were paid by the telecom operators to the department of telecommunications (DoT).

A bench of Justices LN Rao and Hrishikesh Roy was hearing the matter, in which the telecos claimed "mathematical errors" on the pa


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

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

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


Friday, July 23, 2021Two JKAS officers transferred

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Locals say efforts on to trace him

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

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

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


Friday, July 23, 20211st human death due to bird flu causes panic in G'gram village

Gurugram: After the first fatal bird flu case was reported from Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences that came from Gurugram’s Chakkarpur village, the Health and the Animal Husbandry departments here have swung into action and launched a survey as a precautionary measure.

Nearly 28 teams have been constituted in the district to check all poultry farms.

The survey is being conduct


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

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


Friday, July 23, 2021Pegasus is Israeli weapon, Centre used it against India: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI : Attacking the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Pegasus spyware is an Israeli classified weapon that the government has used against the institutions of the country.
“Pegasus is classified by the Israeli state as a weapon and that weapon is supposed to be used against terrorists. The Prime Minister and Home Minister have used this against the Indian state and agains


Friday, July 23, 2021BJP MP to introduce Bill for Uniform Civil Code in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Jul 23: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirodi Lal Meena on Friday is scheduled to introduce a Private Member's Bill in the Rajya Sabha to provide for the constitution of the National Inspection and Investigation Committee for preparation of Uniform Civil Code and its implementation in the country.

Among the Private Member's bills, the proposed legislation is listed on the top in th


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

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

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


Friday, July 23, 2021Tokyo Olympics linked COVID cases go past 100, organisers announce 19 new cases

New Delhi: The COVID-19 cases associated with the Olympic Games breached the 100-mark on Friday with the announcement of 19 new infections and the Czech contingent seemed among the worst hit after a fourth athlete -- road cyclist Michal Schlegel -- tested positive for the virus.

The Tokyo Olympic organisers, in their daily COVID-19 update, announced that three athletes, 10 Games-concerned pers


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

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

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


Friday, July 23, 2021Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari finishes 9th in rankings round

Tokyo, Jul 23: World No 1 Archer Deepika Kumari opened India's campaign on the inaugural day of Tokyo Olympics and finished at 9th spot in women's individual ranking round, here on Friday.

The Indian archer scored 663 points out of a possible 720, hitting 30 10s and 13 X’s in her 72 arrows.

Deepika will now complete in the first elimination round against Bhutan's Bhu Karma. Karma, a Rio Oly


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

Commissioner Secretary reviews modalities for successful implementation

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

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


Friday, July 23, 2021Centre nods setting up of central varsity, multi-purpose infra dev corp for Ladakh

Jammu: The Centre on Thursday approved the establishment of a central university and an integrated multi-purpose infrastructure development corporation for Ladakh, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said will ensure all-round development of the newly-created UT and provide a range of opportunities to the dynamic youth there.
The decisions to set up the central university at a cost of Rs 750 cror


Friday, July 23, 2021Govt intends to make J&K paradise for investors: LG

Jammu: Asserting that huge investment opportunities available, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha that the government intends to take a leap forward in making the Union Territory an economic paradise for investors.
“In the post-pandemic era, business landscape is changing at a faster pace. Digital economy, evolving consumer behaviour, and enterprises agility are going to s


Friday, July 23, 2021Service of Vande Bharat resumed

Jammu: Indian Railways has restored the services of the Vande Bharat Express which operates between New Delhi and Katra.
The Vande Bharat Express departs from New Delhi at morning 6am and reaches Shri Vaishnodevi Katra at 2pm. This train reaches Katra after covering a total distance of 655 kms. In between, this train stops at Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana and Jammu Tawi stations. The fare of AC chair c


Friday, July 23, 2021Contractors demand payment even after ERA releases Rs 30 cr

Jammu: The Jammu & Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) caught in catch 22 situation after some contractors demanded payment for the construction works of Rs 3o crores, which was already released by the Union Territory’s premier agency.
Official sources told The News Now said that ERA had allotted Rs 30 crore-construction work of sewerage in Jammu to a Pu


Friday, July 23, 2021India, China to hold 12th round of talks

NEW DELHI: India and China are working out fresh dates for the 12th round of Corps Commander-level talks on the situation in eastern Ladakh, Indian Army sources said on Thursday.
China had earlier suggested holding military talks on July 26 but India asked Beijing to work out fresh dates as the Indian Army would be celebrating Kargil Vijay Diwas, they added.
The sources said further said that t


Friday, July 23, 2021President clears appointments of VCs

New Delhi: The President of India, visitor to central universities, has finalised the appointments of vice chancellors in 12 varsities including central of Jammu, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
As per the reports, former Vice Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, Prof Sanjeev Jain is front runner for the post of Vice Chancellor of Central University of Jammu


Friday, July 23, 2021Financial bids for AI next month

New Delhi: The government expects to receive financial bids for Air India Ltd by September 15, junior civil aviation minister V.K. Singh said on Thursday.
“The last date for the submission of EoI (expression of interest) was 14.12.2020. Multiple EoIs were received by the transaction adviser (EY),” Singh said in a written response to queries in Parliament.
He said the request for proposal along


Friday, July 23, 2021India reports 41,383 cases

India on Thursday recorded 41,383 new cases and 507 more deaths due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the caseload and death toll to 31,257,720 and 418,987 respectively, according to the Union health ministry’s update at 8am. As many as 38,652 people recovered in the 24-hour time span, taking the cumulative count of recoveries to 30,429,339, the data showed. The active cases stand at


Friday, July 23, 2021Suspects spotted

Jammu: A search operation has been launched in the Jogwan area near border in Palanwala, Akhnoor after three suspects were spotted over there . Army and police are searching the entire area, till last reports poured in
Police were informed on behalf of the local people that late night there was infiltration in Palanwala Chhamb sector. They informed police that three people with weapons were r