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Militants hurl grenade at the house of BJP panchayat member in Tral


SRINAGAR, Aug 10: Militants on Monday night hurled a grenade towards the residence of a BJP panchayat member in Pulwama in Kashmir, the latest in a string of attacks targeting workers and leaders of the party in the Valley. There were no casualties in the explosion, police said. "Terrorists lobbed a grenade on the house of Bhupinder Singh in Tral town on Monday night," a police official said. The grenade exploded outside the house of Singh, who is a BJP worker and a panch, the official said adding there was no damage caused by the blast. Militants have stepped up attacks on BJP workers in Kashmir valley since last month. The latest attack came on a day BJP worker Abdul Hamid Najar, who was shot at by militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, succumbed to injuries at a hospital. Najar was the fourth BJP worker or office bearer targeted by militants in the last one month. BJP's district president for Bandipora Waseem Bari, his father and and brother were sh...

Shah Faesal quits politics amid speculation he may return to IAS fold

SRINAGAR, Aug 10: Shah Faesal, who topped the IAS exam in 2009 but floated a new political party in Jammu and Kashmir last year, on Monday abrupt...

Army to probe encounter of 3 ‘TERRORISTS’

SRINAGAR, Aug 10: The army has initiated an inquiry into an "encounter" carried out by its troops in a South Kashmir village, in which three alle...

LG Sinha calls on President Kovind

NEW DELHI, Aug 10: Newly appointed Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday called on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice Presi...

CAT Chairman to hear cases; Respite to Lawyers, litigants


JAMMU, Aug 10: Chairman Central Administrative Tribunal will start hearing cases of Jammu on virtual mode from 11th August 2020. Justice L. Nar...

J&K reports 470 new positive cases, 6 deaths

11 FIRs registered against violators during weekend lockdown

JAMMU, Aug 10: The Government on Monday informed that 470 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 102 from Jammu division and 368 fr...

Pakistani troops target forward areas with heavy mortar-shelling

JAMMU, Aug 10: Pakistani troops resorted to intense mortar-shelling and firing from small arms on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Po...

Colonel, Lt Colonel to face court martial for ‘embezzling’ Rs 58 lakh

CHANDIGARH, Aug 10: Two Army officers are facing a summary general court martial (SGCM) for alleged financial misappropriation of over Rs 58 lakh whi...

AMANDEEP MURDER CASE: Court awards lifer to Royal Singh; acquits Nagar, then SSP Manohar, Ors


JAMMU, Aug 10: After 11 years of Trial, 2nd Additional Sessions Judge Jammu Virender Singh Bhou today announced judgment of much publicized murde...

PM for better coordination between agencies to have permanent flood-forecasting system

NEW DELHI, Aug 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday underlined the need to have a better coordination between all the central and state agencie...

Sachin Pilot meets Rahul, Priyanka; Sonia Gandhi decides to set up 3-member committe

NEW DELHI, Aug 10: Sachin Pilot will work in the "interest of the Congress", and a three-member committee will be set up to address the grievances of...

62,064 new COVID cases take tally past 22 lakh; recoveries surge to over 15.35 lakh

NEW DELHI, Aug 10: India's novel coronavirus tally crossed the 22 lakh mark on Monday with 62,064 new cases, while the recoveries surged to over 15.3...

5 revenue officials, mahant' indicted for fraudulent sale of temple land

JAMMU, Aug 10: The Jammu and Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau on Monday indicted seven persons including five revenue officials and a priest in a nine-...

DU online exams: Slow pace of 2G internet a hurdle for J&K students

NEW DELHI, Aug 10: From going to friends' homes to keeping their fingers crossed that 2G internet connectivity does not deceive them, Delhi Universit...

507 new cases take COVID-19 tally to 24,897; death toll rises to 472

56 detained for violating weekend lockdown in Udhampur

JAMMU, Aug 9: An increase of 507 coronavirus cases took the COVID-19 tally in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to 24,897, while 13 deaths due to the viral...

BJP worker injured in militant attack

SRINAGAR, Aug 9: Militants on Sunday shot at and injured a BJP worker in Budgam district, police said. A police official said militants fired upon A...

IAF jawan shoots self in Udhampur

JAMMU, Aug 9: An Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Udhampur district, police...

Pak shells forward areas along LoC in Poonch

Terrorist killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Krishna Ghati sector

JAMMU, Aug 9: Pakistani troops shelled forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Sunday, prompting a be...

Kashmir-based doctor treating COVID patients for over 4 months dies after contracting disease

SRINAGAR, Aug 9: A senior doctor in Kashmir who was on the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 died at a hospital here on Sunday after contracti...

Gunbattle between militants & security personnel in Kulgam, no casulaties

Srinagar, Aug 9: A pre-dawn encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Sunday, but the ultra...

World News

Citizen's Forum welcomes Finance Minister's statement

JAMMU, Aug 1: Citizen's Forum welcome the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman when she said Banks cannot refuse credit to MSMEs under the emergency c...

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

Brazil, AUG 1 : The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some envir...

China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

China, aug 1: China has condemned Germany’s decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of int...

UK PM honours Indian-origin dancer for online Bhangra classes during lockdown

Brazil, AUG 1 : An Indian-origin dancer who transformed his dance classes into free Bhangracise sessions online to help people stay fit during the co...

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

New York, aug 1: News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing in its...

Mexico's COVID-19 death toll now world's 3rd highest

Mexico, aug 1: With a total of 46,688 fatalities, Mexico now accounts for the world's third highest number of coronavirus fatalities in the world, a...

US tightens the screws on Beijing, restricts visas for Chinese officials

WASHINGTON, JUNE 27: The United States is imposing visa restrictions on current and former Chinese officials responsible for “eviscerating” the freed...

Tokyo enters phase 2, reopens schools, more businesses

TOKYO, JUNE 1: Tokyo entered phase two of its de-escalation on Monday with public schools reopening after a three-month closure and a larger number ...

Business News



LG meets Jitendra, discusses future plans

New Delhi, Aug 10: Newly-appointed Lieu-tenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Monday met Union Minister Jitendra Singh and discussed wi...

Murmu assumes office as CAG

New Delhi, Aug 8: Girish Chandra Murmu has assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India from August 8, 2020, an official statement ...

Focus on reducing coronavirus COVID-19 case fatality rate: Centre tells states

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 8:The Union Gover nment has directed States to put all their efforts to reduce the COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate (CFR) across India t...

Six Rajasthan MLAs facing disqualification seek transfer of case to Supreme Court

Rajasthan, AUGUST 8: Six MLAs from Rajasthan, who were elected to the assembly on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) tickets and subsequently merged with the ...

Six Rajasthan MLAs facing disqualification seek transfer of case to Supreme Court


Six days before Rajasthan showdown, Vasundhara Raje meets Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 8: Senior BJP leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje met defence minister Rajnath Singh amid the political c...

Reminded by Rahul Gandhi, Gohil rushes to Patna for seat-sharing talks with RJD

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 8: With the Election Commission of India (ECI) seeming firm on holding the assembly elections in Bihar on time despite the surge ...

1,404 fresh Covid-19 cases take Delhi tally to 1,44,127; death toll mounts to 4,098

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 8: Delhi recorded 1,404 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the tally in the city to over 1.44 lakh, while the death toll ...


Div Com Jammu reviews arrangements for Muharram

JAMMU, Aug 10: Divisional Commi-ssioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today discussed the arrangements for Muharram here at a meeting of officers and represe...

Khan stresses on timely resolution of public grievances

Meets several delegations, individuals at Public Darbar

SRINAGAR, Aug 10: Scores of deputations and individuals today called on Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan at LG Grievance Cell at Church La...

Sadhotra condemns Political killings

JAMMU, Aug 10: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Senior leader and Former Minister Mr. Ajay Kumar Sadhotra, has strongly condemned the killing of...

Medicine shop sealed for running without license

JAMMU, Aug 10: A medical shop was sealed on Monday for running without a valid license in Samba district, police said. The Drug Control Departmen...

Active Covid cases dip to 36 in Doda with 16 fresh recoveries

DODA, Aug 10: The number of active Covid-19 cases in Doda district has plummeted to 36 with 16 more recoveries today. With these fresh recoveries, th...

ACB produces charge-sheet against then Patwari, revenue officials

JAMMU, Aug 10: Anti Corruption Bureau produced charge-sheet against Dalip Singh S/o Laxman Singh R/o H. No. 1-A/E Extension Trikuta Nagar, Jammu the ...

Jammu industrialists seek intervention of Lt Guv in saving MSME sector

JAMMU, Aug 10: A Jammu-based industry association on Monday sought the intervention of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to safeguard the badly-hit MSME sector...

Religious heads have huge role towards creating awareness regarding COVID-19: Advisor Baseer

SRINAGAR, Aug 10: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today described the role of religious heads from all the sects across the valley...

OP-ED News

Providing necessary support

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched a funding facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund. This fund has been l...

Reducing wasteful expenditure

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has proposed closure of J&K Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (SICOP), J&K Minerals Limited and J&K Ind...

Depriving of reservation benefits

The Union Government accorded benefit of reservation to the people living on the IB like those living along ALC, making amendement in the Jammu and K...

Emphasizing coordinative ideas

For world peace, there is a greater need to emphasize coordinative ideas rather than bombs. Today, such weapons exist in the whole world, which can d...

No headway on solar power projects for Ladakh

Plan to develop 7500 Mega Watts solar power projects in Leh and Kargil to tap huge potential available in Ladakh was mooted several years back but wo...

Implementation of new Consumer Protection Act

The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 came into force from July 20, replacing the earlier Consumer Protection Act, 1986. The Consumer Protection Bill, 20...

Ensure voluntary compliance

The vital aspects of the transparency law receive due attention of the Public Information Officers only after the Central Information Commission (CIC...

The muchneeded monitoring

The dilly-dallying approach on the part of the Concurrent Audit Teams is notwithstanding the fact that several languishing projects in different sect...

Legal Section

DB seeks Govts comment for ending I/C Basis

JAMMU, AUGUST 8: A Division Bench of J&K High Court Comprising Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Rajnesh Oswal while hearing a petition observed that...

23 Kendriya Vidyalayas to be setup in remote areas of J&K: Samoon

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 7: To augment the school education infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, 23 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) would be setup in remote areas ...

Man missing for last two years: Court directs SHO to register FIR

JAMMU, AUGUST 7: In the application filed by father that his son namely Ashok Singh was working at Baradari (name of place) in Reasi dealing with ...

HC quashes PSA of alleged Criminal JKUT

JAMMU, AUGUST 5: Justice Puneet Gupta of J&K High Court Jammu Wing quashed the detention under PSA of Davinder Singh alleged Criminal. Whi...

Court rejects bail of husband & other in murder case

JAMMU, AUG 4: Principal Sessions Judge Reasi Kamlesh Pandit rejected bail application of Shamas Din and his brother Mohd Shafi who was involved in ...

Ensure deployment of adequate staff for administrative machinery to work efficiently in the Sub Division Marwah : DB

JAMMU, AUG 4: A Division Bench of J&K High Court Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sanjay Dhar while hearing a Public Interest Litiga...

Court acquits husband, In-Laws in dowry death case

JAMMU, JULY 31: Addl. Sessions Judge Jammu Tahir Khurshid Raina acquitted three accused in a case of abetment to suicide , committed by a married...

HC directs BOPEE to provisionally admit petitioner in reserved seat of MS Anatomy in GMC Jammu

Jammu, JulY 29: Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey directed to provisionally admit the petitioner Dr. Naseem Chauhan in the reserved seat of MS Anatomy in G...


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