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Saturday, January 28, 2023IAF's Sukhoi, Mirage aircraft crash in MP's Morena; one pilot killed

New Delhi/Morena, Jan 28: A Sukhoi 30MKI and a Mirage-2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district during a routine training mission on Saturday, killing a pilot and injuring two who ejected safely.

Officials said the two pilots of the Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft ejected safely while the pilot of the Mirage-2000 lost his life.

"Two fighter aircraft of IAF were

 

Saturday, January 28, 2023Bharat Jodo Yatra: Controversies, sparring and barbs kept spotlight on Rahul-led march

Srinagar, Jan 28: Rahul Gandhi's Burberry T-shirt and his scraggly beard, V D Savarkar and north India's chilling winters, the Kathua rape and Covid As the curtains fall, the Bharat Jodo Yatra replays in a patchwork of issues personal and the overtly political with controversies aplenty to ensure the spotlight seldom wavered.

The Kanyakumari to Kashmir yatra started from the southern tip of th

 

Friday, January 27, 2023Safety Of Kashmiri Pandits Employees Is Our Top Most Priority: LG Manoj Sinha

Jammu, Jan 27: Facing criticism for his handling of the issue of Kashmiri Pandit employees, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said their safety is his administration’s topmost priority.
The LG is under fire over protests by Kashmiri Pandits who were employed under a prime minister’s package, and are seeking relocation from Kashmir in the wake of targeted killings.
Co

 

Friday, January 27, 2023G-20 Meet In J&K Is ‘Nessage To Enemies Of Humanity’: LG Manoj Sinha

Jammu, Jan 27: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the upcoming G-20 meeting in Jammu and Kashmir is a “message to the enemies of humanity” and urged people of the Union territory to come forward and make it an “inclusive” event.
“The G-20 meeting being held in Jammu and Kashmir in May this year is a message to the enemies of humanity who were attacking the interests of our citizens

 

Friday, January 27, 2023Indian envoy celebrates remarkable' Indian Constitution on Republic Day in UK

London, Jan 27: The Indian High Commission in London hosted its annual Republic Day celebrations at the historic Guildhall with music, dance and glimpses from the Kartavya Path parade in New Delhi.

Indian High Commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami addressed the gathering of British parliamentarians, community leaders, diplomats, entrepreneurs, and members of the Indian diaspora. He reflecte

 

Friday, January 27, 2023Rupee appreciates by 9 paise to 81.52 in opening trade

Mumbai, Jan 27: The rupee appreciated by 9 paise to 81.52 against the US currency in early trade on Friday as crude oil prices were little changed ahead of the oil cartel OPEC's meeting.

Expectations of FII inflows into Rs 20,000 crore FPO of Adani Enterprises also bolstered the local currency.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee opened higher at 81.51 against the previous c

 

Friday, January 27, 2023India issues notice to Pakistan for modification of Indus Water Treaty of September 1960: Govt sources

New Delhi, Jan 27: India issues notice to Pakistan for modification of Indus Water Treaty of September 1960: Govt sources.
India has been steadfast supporter, responsible partner in implementing Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan in letter and spirit: Govt sources.
Pak’s actions adversely impinged on provisions of Indus Treaty, forced India to issue appropriate notice for its modification: Govt s

 

Friday, January 27, 2023Air India has made 'quite remarkable progress': CEO; airline finalising historic aircraft order

New Delhi, Jan 27: As the Tata group completes the first year of taking over Air India, the airline on Friday said it is finalising a historic order of new aircraft while the airline's chief Campbell Wilson highlighted that the carrier's progress has been quite remarkable.

Stepping into the second year of Air India 2.0, Wilson, in a message to employees, acknowledged that there will be challen

 

Friday, January 27, 2023Indian-American astronaut nominated by President Biden for appointment to grade of an Air Force brigadier general

Washington, Jan 27: Indian-American astronaut Raja J Chari has been nominated by President Joe Biden for the appointment to the grade of Air Force brigadier general.

The nomination was announced on Thursday and will have to be confirmed by the Senate which approves all senior civilian and military appointments, according to the US Defence Department.

Air Force Colonel Chari, 45, was nominat

 

Friday, January 27, 2023Active Covid cases in country decline to 1,896

New Delhi, Jan 27: India logged 99 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases declined to 1,896, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.46 crore (4,46,82,437).

The death toll stands at 5,30,739 with one death reported by Maharashtra, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The daily positivity was recorded at 0.10 per cent w

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023Govt’s VIP demolition drive begins with Sagar’s house

Family calls it ‘illegal’, part of political blackmail against NC’

Ahmed Ali Fayyaz
Jammu: Authorities have started the Government’s campaign to retrieve State and community lands from illegal possession of ‘powerful persons’ with the demolition of the senior National Conference (NC) leader and former Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar’s two-storey outhouse at Humhama in the Budgam district on Wednesday.
According to eyewitnesses, demolition squads of the Srinagar Mu

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023J&K Police bag 38 president medals

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police bagged 38 President Medals including two President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service, 11 Police Medal for Meritorious Service and 25 Police Medal for Gallantry.
Danesh Rana, ADGP (Coordination), PHQ, and Vijay Kumar,ADGP, Kashmir Zone, Srinagar, have been awarded the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, while Police Medal for Gallantry ha

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023Govt okays 50 % of proposed formula of property tax in J&K

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has cleared the proposal for imposing property tax in Jammu and Kashmir but only 50 per cent of the proposed Taxable Annual Value.
“Taxable Annual Value is a combination of MTF, LVF, ARF, CTF, AGF, OSF and FF. MTF is the municipality Type Factor, LVF is the land Value Factor, ARF is Area Factor, FF is Floor Factor, CTF is Construction Type Factor, AGF is t

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023Rain of awards in J&K, as usual

2 get Padma awards, JKP Cop Rohit Kumar awarded Kirti Chakra, Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh awarded Shaurya Chakra posthumously

Jammu: Continuing a tradition, many people from Jammu and Kashmir including police personnel and other prominent people have been awarded with Kirti Chakra and Padma awards respectively.
Three people including two from Jammu and Kashmir and one from Union Territory of Ladakh have been selected for Padma awards 2032.
As per the official hand out of Ministry of Home Affairs, Mohan Singh for

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023Govt enhances annuity grant

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday enhanced the annuity grant in favour of gallantry awardees residing in the Union Territory, officials said.
The decision was taken by the Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, they said.
The proposal to enhance the grant to the existing gallantry awardees was made in order to

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023Efforts on speed up economic devp: LG

Jammu: Asserting that 75,000 youth were provided with entrepreneurship opportunities during the Jan-Abhiyan programme in Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.
The administration has taken many steps to create supportive infrastructure, schemes and policies to speed up the economic development of the Union Territory, he said and saluted the hard work of all the you

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023CBI conduct raids in Kathua

Jammu: The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI, today conducted a raid in 8.32 crore loan fraud case, here in Kathua’s Industrial area at Mehroli in Hatli Morh.
“CBI Jammu raided the premises of JK textile park industrial estate regarding a fraud case”, said a police officer.
Official sources said that the similar raid was also conducted in Hoshiarpur. Sharing details, a police officer said t

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023J&K freezes boundaries of administrative units

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered the freezing of boundaries of all administrative units, including districts and tehsils, in the Union Territory till the completion of the Census 2021, officials said.
The step is aimed to pave the way for the process of conducting of the Census in J-K, they said.
"In exercise of the power conferred by clause (iv) of rule 8 of the Census R

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023J-K: Authorities demolish outer wall of NC leader Sagar's house in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 25: Authorities in Kashmir on Wednesday demolished an outer wall of the residence of National Conference general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar near the airport here, claiming it was built on state land.

Officials said the outer wall and the main gate as well as the entry of the guard room of Sagar's residence in the Humhama area on the outskirts of the city were demolished as part

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Devotees rejoice as wait for snow ends on Kanchoth festival in J-K's Bhaderwah

Bhaderwah (J-K), Jan 25: The wait for snowfall in this picturesque valley of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district ended on Wednesday, coinciding with the local 'Kanchoth' festival -- a symbol of the ancient Nag culture.

Believing it to be a good omen for humanity in general and their community in particular, women devotees dressed in their colourful best thronged temples in the snow and, as per t

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Gold falls Rs 198 amid weak global trends

New Delhi, Jan 25: Gold price fell Rs 198 to Rs 56,972 per 10 gram in the national capital on Wednesday amid weak global trends, according to HDFC Securities.

The precious metal had settled at Rs 57,170 per 10 gram in the previous trade.

Silver also declined Rs 270 to Rs 68,625 per kilogram.

"Spot gold price in the Delhi markets traded at Rs 56,972 per 10 gram, down Rs 198 per 10 gram,"

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023President Murmu urges people to consider voting as their contribution to nation building

New Delhi, Jan 25: As the Election Commission aims to ensure 75 per cent voter turnout in future elections, President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday urged people to consider voting as their contribution to nation building.

She said people must vote with the spirit of "nation paramount".

Addressing AN event to mark the 13th National Voters' Day, she said it is a great achievement of India's ele

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Government has failed to curb terrorism in J-K: Panun Kashmir

Jammu, Jan 25: The Panun Kashmir, an organisation of Kashmiri Pandits, on Wednesday accused the government of failing to curb terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

"We state it unambiguously that...the Government of India has failed to defeat terrorism because it has relentlessly pursued a conscious policy of not recognising the religious nature of the war unleashed in Jammu and Kashmir," Panun Kash

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Two AK rifles, ammunition recovered from J-K's Poonch

Poonch/Jammu, Jan 25: Security forces on Wednesday recovered a cache of arms and ammunition, including two AK rifles, during a search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.

A search operation was launched by Army troops and assisted by police and CRPF in Kalai Top, Shiendra, Ratta Jabbar and adjoining areas, they added.

During the search operation, they recovered

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Authorities announce traffic diversions in Srinagar on R-Day

Srinagar, Jan 25: The authorities on Wednesday issued advisory regarding movement of traffic in Srinagar on January 26.

According to the advisory, various diversions have been ordered in view of the main R-Day function being held at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium Sonwar here.

It said that no traffic shall be allowed from Panthachowk towards Dalgate and all motorists shall use highway-Nowgam-Natipo

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Altaf Bukhari greets people on Republic Day eve

Srinagar, Jan 26: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday greeted people on the eve of Republic Day, which is being celebrated tomorrow, Jan 26.

In his message, Bukhari said, “Our country is going to celebrate Republic day with utmost enthusiasm tomorrow. On this day, in 1950 the Constitution of India came into effect. The constitution guarantees the fundamental rights to

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Government enhances annuity grant in favour of J&K's gallantry awardees

Jammu, Jan 25: The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha gave its approval for enhancement of Annuity Grant in favour of Gallantry Awardees from the UT of J&K.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K attended the meeting.

The proposal to enhance the grant to the e

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Government freezes boundaries of administrative units till census completes in J&K

Jammu, Jan 25: The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered freezing of boundaries of all administrative units in the Union Territory till completion of census 2021.

"In exercise of the power conferred by clause (iv) of rule 8 of the Census Rules, 1990 and in supersession of all notification issued in this behalf, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir hereby freezes the boundaries of Districts/T

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Republic Day: ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar awarded President’s Police Medal

Srinagar, Jan 24: Additional Director General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar (IPS) has been awarded President’s Police Medal for “distinguished services”.

The president’s police medal for distinguished services is the highest service medal for police and CAPFs. It is awarded for long and distinguished service to individuals who have served at least 25 years in the State/Central police or in s

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Rain, snow in Kashmir, cloudy sky in Jammu to continue for next 24 hrs

Srinagar, Jan 25: The Meteorological office on Wednesday predicted light to moderate rain/snow in Valley and cloudy sky with chances of light rain in Jammu division during the next 24 hours.

"Light to moderate rain/snow is expected to continue in Valley and cloudy sky with chances of light rain in Jammu division during the next 24 hours", MeT department official said.

Srinagar recorded zero

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Driver killed, two injured after rolling boulders hit vehicles on highway in Ramban

Ramban, Jan 25: A truck driver died and two persons were injured after boulders rolled down on their vehicles on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Magarkot, Ramban blocking the highway.

SSP Ramban Mohita Sharma said that the stones hit a tanker and a truck in the wee hours.

"Boulders rolled down on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NH-44) at Magarkot in Ramban district, hit a tanker and truck. On sp

 

Wednesday, January 25, 20233 Detained In Last Week’s IED Recovery Case In Rajouri

Jammu, Jan 25: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has detained three persons and developed vital leads in the case of recovery of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from the Kheora locality of Rajouri border district, sources said Wednesday.
An IED was detected and defused by security personnel in the area on January 18.
The three detainees include one person from the Mendhar area of Poonch distric

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023As Jal Jeevan Mission hits 11 cr mark, PM Modi lauds 'great feat'

New Delhi, Jan 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi described as a "great feat" the mark of 11 crore tap connections under the ongoing Jal Jeevan Mission, and said it shows the ground covered to ensure piped water supply to people across the country.

The mission aims to provide tap water supply to households with special focus on women and children by 2024.

He tweeted, "A great feat, indicative

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Bharat Jodo Yatra resumes amid rains in J-K's Ramban

Ramban/Jammu, Jan 25: Amid incessant rains, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi resumed his Bharat Jodo Yatra from Ramban Wednesday and is heading for the highway town of Banihal.

The journey from Ramban to Banihal along the 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway - the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country -- is the most challenging due to several problematic stretches

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Active Covid cases dip to 1,922

New Delhi, Jan 25: India logged 102 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases declined to 1,922, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.46 crore (4,46,82,206).

The death toll stands at 5,30,737, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The daily positivity was recorded at 0.07 per cent while the weekly positivity was pegg

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023Rupee gains 20 paise to 81.50 against dollar

Mumbai, Jan 25: The rupee rose by 20 paise to 81.50 against the US currency in morning trade on Wednesday following a weak dollar in the global markets.

Early losses in domestic stock markets and a rebound in oil prices, however, restricted the rupee's gains.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened higher at 81.62 and rose further to a high of 81.49 in morning trade.

The rupe

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023R-Day dress rehearsal held in Srinagar amidst heightened security

Srinagar, Jan 24: Security has been beefed up in Kashmir for Republic Day celebrations, officials said, even as even as a full dress rehearsal of the function was held at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.

Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Pandurang Kunbarao Pole presided over the dress rehearsal function and took the salute at the parade by contingents of police and other force

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Rajnath reviews preparations for Aero India; 731 exhibitors registered already

New Delhi, Jan 24: The upcoming Aero India exhibition in Bengaluru will not only display the country's growing prowess in the aerospace sector but will also demonstrate the rise of a strong and self-reliant "New India", Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.

The 14th edition of Aero India, billed as Asia's largest aerospace exhibition, will be held in Bengaluru from February 13 to 17.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023'Pathaan' sets record advance booking, insiders hope for revival of cinema

Mumbai, Jan 23: Beating back boycott calls, Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Pathaan" is set for the biggest opening for any Hindi film with 4.19 lakh tickets sold till Tuesday and 80 per cent occupancy on day one, even for early morning shows beginning at 6 am or 7 am, say industry insiders.
The film, which releases across 5,000 screens on Wednesday, could well signal a happy 2023 for an industry grappl

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Gold rises Rs 295; silver declines Rs 63

New Delhi, Jan 24: Gold price rose Rs 295 to Rs 57,217 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday amid gains in the precious metal globally, according to HDFC Securities.

The yellow metal had ended at Rs 56,922 per 10 grams in the previous trade.

Silver, however, declined Rs 63 to Rs 68,779 per kilogram.

"Spot gold prices in the Delhi markets traded at Rs 57,217 per 10 grams, up Rs

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023WHO calls for action to protect children from contaminated medicines after cough syrups deaths

United Nations/Geneva, Jan 24: In the wake of fatalities among children linked to cough syrups and medicines made by manufacturers based in India and Indonesia, the WHO has issued an "urgent call to action" to countries to detect and respond to incidents of falsified medical products and protect children from contaminated medicines.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that over the past f

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023LG admin orders probe into alleged illegal appointments in JK IMPARD

Jammu, Jan 24: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered an inquiry into alleged illegal appointments of faculty members in the J-K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (JKIMPARD), forming a five-member panel to conduct the probe, according to an official order.

The order said the appointments in question predate the term of the current director general,

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023BJY largely succeeded in fighting narrative of hatred in country: Rahul Gandhi

Jammu, Jan 24: Congress leader and Member Parliament Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said that Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) has largely succeeded to fight against the narrative of hatred spread across the country and bring the folks together yet again.

“Let me tell you that we have been able to bring the people across the country together yet again through BJY. There were a lot of lessons for us in the Yatra

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Five Baramulla youth being radicalised by cross-border handlers through social media rescued: police

Srinagar, Jan 24: Police on Tuesday claimed to have prevented five youth including two juveniles from joining militancy in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Quoting a handout, agencies reported police saying about unearthing a major activity of militants to misguide the youth and entice them to join militant ranks.

Baramulla police along with army 29 RR has succeeded in rescuing 5 youths

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023India’s G20 Presidency: KU among 15 institutions in country to host Youth-20 events

Srinagar, Jan 24: With India assuming the Presidency of the G-20 Group of countries, the University of Kashmir will be among 15 premier academic institutions in the country to represent the nation in hosting the prestigious Youth-20 events.

The Y20 events are being held in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision that calls upon the country to present its experiences, learnings and

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Learnt how to keep honesty and reality intact as a director from art cinema: Ajay Devgn

Mumbai, Jan 24: Ajay Devgn on Tuesday said his experience of working with different directors on both commercial and independent films was useful while directing his upcoming feature "Bholaa".

The actor-filmmaker is returning to direction with action-thriller "Bholaa" after last year's "Runway 34". He previously helmed and acted in films "U, Me aur Hum" (2008) and "Shivaay" (2016).

Devgn sa

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Shiv Sena Dogra Front stages protest in Jammu against Digvijaya Singh's remarks on surgical strikes

Jammu, Jan 24: The Shiv Sena Dogra Front staged a protest here on Tuesday against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's remarks on surgical strikes and the Pulwama terror attack.

Scores of SSDF activists led by its chairman Ashok Gupta gathered in the Rani Park area of the city and raised slogans against Singh and the Congress.

They demanded Singh's apology and that the Congress expel him from

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023'Fukrey 3' locks September 7 release date

Mumbai, Jan 24: The third part in the hit comedy franchise "Fukrey" will be released in theatres on September 7, the makers announced on Tuesday.

Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment shared the release date of "Fukrey 3" on Twitter along with the film's official posters.

"Iss baar hoga chamatkaar, straight from Jamnapaar! #Fukrey3 arriving in cinemas on 7th September, 202

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Passenger offloaded from SpiceJet plane at Delhi airport for 'unruly behaviour' arrested

New Delhi, Jan 24: Police have arrested a flyer accused of misbehaving with a female cabin crew member on a SpiceJet flight from Delhi to Hyderabad, officials said on Tuesday.

The complaint was lodged by Sushant Srivastava, the airline's security officer, on behalf of the cabin crew member, they said.

A PCR call was received at 4.39 pm (on Monday) about a passenger allegedly molesting a cab

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Are your controversial statements meant to strengthen judiciary: Kapil Sibal's dig at Law Minister Rijiju

New Delhi, Jan 24: Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Tuesday took a swipe at Law Minister Kiren Rijiju over his remarks that the government has not taken a single step to undermine the judiciary, asking whether his "controversial statements" were meant to strengthen it.

Sibal's remarks come a day after Rijiju said there can be a difference of opinion between the government and the judiciary but th

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023India reports 89 new Covid cases, active cases below 2,000

New Delhi, Jan 24: India saw a single-day rise of 89 coronavirus infections, while the active case count came down by three to stand at 1,931, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The total tally of Covid cases was recorded at 4.46 crore (4,46,82,104).

The death toll stands at 5,30,737 with two deaths -- one reconciled by Kerala and one reported by Rajasthan -- in

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Sensex, Nifty advance on gains in IT, financial stocks amid global gains

Mumbai, Jan 24: Benchmark equity indices Sensex and Nifty advanced nearly half a per cent in early trade on Tuesday following gains in IT and financial stocks amid positive global cues.

The 30-share BSE Sensex rose by 273.27 points or 0.45 per cent to 61,214.94 as 21 of its constituents traded in the green. The barometer opened stronger at 61,122.20 and touched a high of 61,266.06 in morning t

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Actor-politician Urmila Matondkar joins Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 24: Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra as it resumed from the garrison town of Nagrota on a cold Tuesday morning.

Matondkar, a popular Bollywood stars of the 1990s, joined Gandhi shortly after the march started from near the army garrison around 8 am amid tight security, with Congress workers and supporters lined up on th

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Sidharth Malhotra wraps 'Indian Police Force'

Mumbai, Jan 24: Actor Sidharth Malhotra has finished filming for Rohit Shetty-directed series "Indian Police Force".

The eight-part series, set to stream on Prime Video, marks digital debut of both Shetty and Malhotra.

The "Mission Majnu" actor took to Twitter to announce the wrap on the project.

"It's a wrap ! What a pleasure it was to work with #RohitShetty sir! Can't wait for you guys

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Min temp below freezing point amid forecast for 'widespread' snowfall in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 24: Amid forecast of "widespread snowfall", the minimum temperature on Tuesday recorded a drop in Jammu and Kashmir barring twin capitals and Qazigund, officials said.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of minus 0.6°C against 1.0°C on the previous night and it was 3.3°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of minus 8.8°C against minus

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Cong will use its full power to get statehood for J&K: Rahul Gandhi

‘KPs facing injustice, LG should apologise to them for his comments’

Jammu: The demand for statehood is Jammu and Kashmir's biggest issue and the Congress will use "our full power" to get it reinstated, party MP Rahul Gandhi said on Monday as his Bharat Jodo Yatra arrived here to a grand welcome.
Gandhi, who met a cross section of people from Jammu and Kashmir during his yatra, said J&K has the highest level of unemployment in the country.
"The Congress party wi

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023BJP-Cong spar over Digvijay's comment on surgical strike

Jammu: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday questioned the surgical strikes and accused the government of peddling lies, drawing furious reaction from the BJP which said the opposition party was blinded by its "hate" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has "insulted" armed forces.
Addressing a public meeting during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh alleged that the governme

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023What will Goyal enquiry find in IMPA faculty appointments?

Govt order makes no mention of ministerial cadre appointments of 2016

Jammu: The Union Territory Government has on Monday ordered a high level and time-bound enquiry into the appointment of faculty members of the Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPA).
The Government Order No: 85-JK (GAD) of 2023 Dated: 23-01-2023, issued by Secretary General Administration Department (GAD), said that a four-member panel woul

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Security beefed up in Kashmir

Srinagar: Security has been tightened in Kashmir ahead of Republic Day celebrations with police and other security personnel carrying out sanitisation and area domination exercises here, officials said on Monday
Police and CRPF personnel conducted random checking of vehicles at various places in the city to thwart the movement of subversive elements, they said.
The officials said the security h

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023CBI Court 'closes' JKLF chief's rightto cross-examine witness

Jammu: A special court in Jammu on Monday "closed" banned JKLF chief Yasin Malik's right to cross-examine a prime witness in a 1990 case related to the killing of four IAF personnel after he refused to do so through video conference, a lawyer said.
Malik, who is in Delhi's Tihar Jail after being convicted in a terror funding case and has been demanding that he be allowed to cross-examine witness

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023LG for building system to empower girl child

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday urged everyone to step forward and help in empowering the girl child in every possible way in a message on National Girl Child Day.
“If a girl child is empowered, the prosperity of the society is certain. We must proactively build a system to empower the girl child through quality education and thereby raising their capacity to c

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023DSE-K to initiate criminal proceedings against teacher

SRINAGAR: A criminal proceeding is to be initiated against a teacher in Kashmir by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSE-K) for submitting a fake posting order.
The Chief Education Officer Srinagar vide letter No. CEO/Sgr/106/12866-67 dated 22-11-2022 has reported that, "the service book of Hilal Ahmad Sheikh of Trappy Beerwah district Budgam working as teacher in Boys High School Bar

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Counter-strategy being chalked out to tackle terror threat: Jitendra

Jammu: Following terror attacks in different parts of Jammu region that left seven people dead and several injured this month, Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said a counter-strategy is being worked out to tackle the threat.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of BJP's state working committee meeting in Kathua district, Singh assured of decisive action against the perpetrators of the t

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Ladakh activist Sonam Wangchuk to sit on ‘Climate fast’ at -40 degrees

Jammu: Sonam Wangchuk, the Social reformist from Ladakh whose life story inspired the Bollywood film 3 Idiots, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ensuring the safety and protection of Ladakh as studies suggested the extinction of nearly 2/3rd of the glaciers in the Union Territory.
Wangchuk said that he will sit on a 5 day ‘Climate Fast’ from 26 January at Khardungla pass at 18000ft at -

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023PM names 21 islands after decorated soldiers

‘Virtually unveiled model memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’

Port Blair: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday virtually unveiled the model of a proposed memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, to be set up in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and said it will infuse feelings of patriotism among people.
Modi, on the occasion of Netaji's 126th birth anniversary, also named 21 islands of the Union Territory after Param Vir Chakra awardees.
"Today, it

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023J&K’s Hanaya Nisar receives PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

Jammu: Hanaya Nisar of Jammu and Kashmir has received Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2023 in the sports category by President DroupadiMurmu.
Hanaya Nisar has been an SQAY martial arts player for the last seven years. She represented India in the 3rd World SQAY Martial Arts Championship at Chingju, South Korea (October, 2018) at the tender age of 12 years and bagged a gold medal.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2023U-Win launched

Jammu: After success of eVIN (pillar-1) and CoWIN (pillar-2), Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has rolled out the 3rd pillar 'U-WIN' for immunization services which will have Universal Immunization Program module under CoWIN platform.
Secretary Health and Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar, today launched U-WIN in Samba and Pulwama districts as a pilot project as part of nationwide d

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023J&K Bank Q3 net profit rises

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Monday said its December quarter net profit rose 79 per cent to Rs 311.59 crore.
The net profit rose to Rs 311.59 crore as against Rs 173.95 crore registered for the same period last fiscal, a bank spokesperson said during its December quarter results announcement.
The bank was well on its trajectory to meet annual profitability targets, the spokesperson add

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023IEDs destroyed in distt Rajouri

Rajouri: Two IEDs were destroyed in a controlled explosion in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior police officer said on Monday.
The IEDs, or Improvised Explosive Devices, were recovered during a joint operation by police, army, and CRPF from Dassal village, 4 kms from Rajouri town, Sunday evening, the officer said. He said the IEDs were located on an intelligence input.
They were d

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023Temp further dipped in Kmr

Srinagar: The minimum temperature dipped further across Kashmir due to clear skies with Gulmarg skiing resort recording a bone-chilling minus 9 degrees Celsius, officials said.
The sun has been playing hide and seek in Kashmir since Sunday afternoon following four days of rain and snow.
In Srinagar, the minimum temperature settled at a low of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius, down from 1.0 degrees on

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Marry Kom to lead Oversight Committee to probe allegations against WFI president

New Delhi, Jan 23: Boxing great M C Mary Kom will lead a five-member Oversight Committee that will probe the sexual harassment charges against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

The government-appointed committee will also run the day-to-day affairs of WFI for the next one month.

The other members of the panel are Olympic medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Du

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Digvijaya Singh questions surgical strikes, BJP accuses Cong of insulting armed forces in 'hate' for Modi

Jammu/New Delhi, Jan 23: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday questioned the surgical strikes and accused the government of peddling lies, drawing furious reaction from the BJP which said the opposition party was blinded by its "hate" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has "insulted" armed forces.

Addressing a public meeting during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh alleg

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Rahul Gandhi defends Bharat Jodo Yatra, says Cong not allowed to raise public issues in Parliament

Jammu, Jan 23: Defending Congress' decision to start Bharat Jodo Yatra to "unite" the country, Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the opposition party was forced to undertake the 3500-km foot march after it was not allowed to speak on the pressing public issues in Parliament.

He slammed the BJP government at the Centre for demonetisation, "hasty implementation" of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the

 

Monday, January 23, 2023UK PM Rishi Sunak orders ethics probe into tax scandal-hit Tory chief

London, Jan 23: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday ordered an independent investigation into the tax affairs of scandal-hit Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi amid mounting pressure from the Opposition.

After days of headlines over the Iraqi-born minister without portfolio in his Cabinet's alleged penalty settlement with His Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) department, Sun

 

Monday, January 23, 2023India 1st country to name islands after soldiers: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Jan 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 126th birth anniversary, named 21 major islands of Andaman and Nicobar after Param Vir Chakra winners on Monday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, present on the occasion, said that India is the first country to have done this, as no other country in the world had named an island after the brave soldiers

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Government orders inquiry into illegal appointments of faculty members in JKIMPARD

Srinagar, Jan 23: The Government on Monday constituted a Committee to enquire into the matter relating to the appointment of faculty members in Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (JKIMPARD) in “violation of rules”.

Headed by Financial Commissioner Chairman (Additional Chief Secretary), Home Department, the members of the committee include Dir

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Congress will support J&K statehood issue with ‘full might’: Rahul Gandhi

Srinagar, Jan 23: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi who reached Samba in Jammu on Monday said that his party will support Jammu and Kashmir ‘with full might” in its demand for restoration of statehood.

“There’s no bigger issue than your statehood. They (Centre) have snatched away your right. Congress party will show full support, it will put all its might behind restoring statehood,” said Mr Gandhi, as

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Listen to Ladakh and safeguard tribals: Kharge to Centre

New Delhi, Jan 23: Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday demanded that the Central government should listen to the demand of the people of Ladakh on statehood and protect their interests.

Kharge said, "People of Ladakh are unitedly demanding statehood for the Union Territory, and safeguards for the tribal people of the region under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

"But your

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Won't allow an inch of J&K land to be provided to outsiders: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar, Jan 23: Former minister and president Apni Party, Syed Altaf Bukhari on Monday said that they won't allow an inch of Jammu & Kashmir’s land to be provided to outsiders.

Addressing a news conference, Bukhari, as reported by the news agencies said the drive to retrieve state and Kahcharai land from the land grabbers must exclude poor people.

“Those who have grabbed a huge chunk of l

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Ahead of Republic Day, Security forces launch search operation in J&K’s Poonch

Poonch, Jan 23: In view of upcoming Republic Day, security forces on Monday launched a search operation in several forest areas in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

A senior police officer told that the operations are being carried out jointly by the police and army in the woods to ensure no untoward incident takes place during the Republic Day celebrations in the district.

 

Monday, January 23, 2023'Doda Azad Party’: Jairam Ramesh takes dig at Azad's DAP

Jammu, Jan 23: In yet another jibe at J&K’s former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad-led Democratic Azad Party, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Monday called his party as the “Doda Azad Party” and added that it would soon become “Dead Azad Party.”

Talking to reporters, Ramesh said that Azad-led political party has now reduced to “Doda Azad Party”.

“It has now become Disappearing Azad

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Bodies of two persons stuck due to Saadna Top closure taken to snowbound Tanghdar: Officials

Kupwara, Jan 23: Authorities on Monday said that bodies of two persons were taken to their native villages in snow-bound Tanghdar areas in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district to enable their families perform their last rites.

One of them, Mohammad Rafiq Baba, had passed away this Friday due to some illness and another, Naseer Ahmad Khan, died in a train accident in Uttar Pradesh.

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Monday, January 23, 2023Security forces recover, destroy two IEDs in Rajouri: Police

Jammu, Jan 23: Police on Monday said that two Improvised Explosive Devices were recovered by them along with army and paramilitary CRPF in Dassal and its adjoining area of Rajouri district.

“On 22-01-2023 at 1800 hours a joint search operation was launched by Police, SOG Rajouri, Army 225 field Regiment and CRPF 72Bn at Dassal and its adjoining area,” police said in a statement, as reported b

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Clouds in Jammu, isolated places in Kashmir to get rain, snow

Srinagar, Jan 23: Weather was inclement in J&K during the last 24 hours as the MeT office said on Monday that generally cloudy sky is likely in Jammu division and scattered rain and snow would prevail in Kashmir.

"Weather is likely to remain dry with generally cloudy sky in Jammu and scattered to isolated rain/snow in the Valley during the next 24 hours," an official of the Meteorological (Me

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Warner Bros announces 2023 India theatrical line-up including four DC films, 'Dune 2'

Mumbai, Jan 23: Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday announced its 2023 India theatrical line-up which features much-anticipated titles such as "Dune 2", "Barbie", "Creed III" and four DC superhero movies.

The four DC titles to release in 2023 are "Shazam! Fury of the Gods", starring Zachary Levi, on March 17, "The Flash" led by Ezra Miller on June 16, Xolo Mariduena-fronted "Blue Beetle" on August

 

Monday, January 23, 2023India writes to BWF to host Sudirman Cup, Junior Worlds

New Delhi, Jan 23: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has written to the sport's world body (BWF), expressing its interest to host the Sudirman Cup Finals this year.

India was scheduled to host the mixed team championship in 2023, but the Badminton World Federation awarded the rights to Suzhou, China, while giving the 2026 World Championships to India.

Suzhou was due to host the champ

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Kashmiri Pandit delegation meets Gandhi, says he is likely to visit their township in Jammu

Samba/Jammu, Jan 23: A Kashmiri migrant pandit delegation met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Samba district and briefed him about their various issues including "targeted killings" by terrorists and the resultant protest by those employed under a prime minister's package.

Social activist Amit Koul, who was part of the delegation, said they have invited G

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Sensex spurts over 400 points to trade at 61K level; Nifty rises 118 points

Mumbai, Jan 23: Equity benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 412 points to trade above the 61,000 level while NSE Nifty advanced 118 points in morning trade on Monday on the back of gains in IT, banking and FMCG shares after positive quarterly earnings.

The 30-share BSE barometer spurted by 412.73 points or 0.68 per cent to 61,034.50 as 25 of its constituents traded in the green. The index opened at 60

 

Monday, January 23, 2023Netaji's courage, patriotism still inspires every Indian to protect country's freedom: Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 23: The Congress on Monday paid rich tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary with Rahul Gandhi saying his courage and patriotism still inspires every Indian to protect and preserve the freedom of the country.

In a tweet in Hindi, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said, "Tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, former president of Indian National Congre