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70% voter turnout in Udhampur, 15% in Srinagar as 2nd phase passes of peacefully

No vote cast in 90 booths in Srinagar LokSabha seat

19/04/2019
JAMMU/SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Seventy per cent voting was recorded in Udhampur LokSabha seat on Thursday, while the trend of low turnout continued in Srinagar with 14.8 per cent voters exercising their franchise in the constituency where polling was held in tight security amid militant threats and boycott call by separatists. The polling for the second phase of LokSabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir remained peaceful and incident-free, Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar told reporters. In the 2014 general election, Srinagar had witnessed a turnout of 25.86 per cent which fell to 7.2 per cent in the 2017 Lok Sabha by poll. Udhampur had witnessed 70.9 per cent polling in 2014. Kumar said Srinagar district recorded the lowest turn out of 7.69 per cent while Reasi district in Udhampur constituency recorded the highest of 73 per cent among the nine district where polling was conducted Thursday in the state. According to sources, as many as 90 polling booths, mostly in downtown Srinag...

Used as ‘human shield’ last time Srinagar voted to elect MP, Dar now on poll duty

19/04/2019
UTLIGAM, Apr 18: Nearly two years ago, when Srinagar voted in a Lok Sabha by poll, Farooq Ahmed Dar was used as a 'human shield' to ensure safe passa...

Terrorism contained to two and half districts in J&K: Modi

Congress wants to install ‘helpless’ PM

19/04/2019
AMRELI, Apr 18: Prime Minister NarendraModi on Thursday said his government managed to contain terrorism to only "two and a half" districts in Jammu ...

Mental illness of death row convicts ground to spare them from gallows: SC

19/04/2019
NEW DELHI, Apr 18: In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court has given a ray of hope to people on death row who develop "severe mental illness" post-c...

India suspends cross-LoC trade with Pakistan

19/04/2019
JAMMU, Apr 18: India has suspended the trade across the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan from Friday after probe agencies found the route was bein...

Man hurls shoes at BJP leader during press conference

19/04/2019
NEW DELHI, Apr 18: A man hurled shoes at BJP leaders addressing a press conference at the party's headquarters here on Thursday and was detained by p...

Kashmir integral part of India, can’t be separated: Shah

Rahul must clarify stand on separate PM for J&K demand

19/04/2019
RAIGARH, Apr 18: BJP president Amit Shah Thursday said Kashmir is an integral part of India and cannot be separated from the country till a single BJ...

Farmers’ budget will declare MSP in advance: Rahul Gandhi

19/04/2019
VANTHLI (Guj), Apr 18: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Thursday that Minimum Support Prices (MSP) would also be announced in the separate farmer...

8 candidates file nominations for Ladakh PC

19/04/2019
LEH, Apr 18: According to Returning Officer, Avny Lavasa a total of 8 nominations have been filed for the Ladakh Parliamentary seat. On the last da...

No Pak soldier or citizen died in Balakot air strike: Swaraj

19/04/2019
AHMEDABAD, Apr 18: No Pakistani soldier or citizen died in the air strike on a terror camp at Balakot in Pakistan in February, Exter-nal Affairs Mini...

Presiding officer among two officials suspended in Kishtwar

19/04/2019
JAMMU, Apr 18: Two officials including a presiding officer of a polling booth in Kishtwar district of Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency were suspended ...

Pak’s Finance Minister quits after Khan shifts him to energy ministry

19/04/2019
ISLAMABAD, Apr 18: Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar abruptly quit the Cabinet Thursday in the middle of the negotiations to secure a crucial mul...

Criminal complaint filed in Delhi court against Rahul Gandhi

19/04/2019
NEW DELHI, Apr 18: A criminal complaint has been filed in a Delhi against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly making derogatory statements ...

Stage set for 2nd phase of LS poll covering 11 states, 1 UT

18/04/2019
NEW DELHI, Apr 17: Union ministers Jitendra Singh, Jual Oram, Sadananda Gowda and Pon Radhakrishnan, former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and DMK's D...

Militants fire grenade at CRPF camp in Pulwama; jawan injured

18/04/2019
SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Terrorists fired a grenade at a CRPF camp in Pulwama on Wednesday injuring a personnel of the force, officials said. They said an u...

With no security movement scheduled, civilian traffic allowed on Jammu-Srinagar highway

18/04/2019
JAMMU, Apr 17: With no movement of security convoy scheduled during the day, civilian traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway Wedn...

All PM does is ‘tell lies’: Rahul Gandhi

18/04/2019
WAYANAD/ALATHUR, Apr 17: Launching a blistering attack on Narendra Modi, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi said all that the Prime Minister "does is tell l...

Division of communities the only vision of Congress: Modi

18/04/2019
ANAND (GUJ), Apr 17: Stepping up his attack on the Congress, Prime Minister NarendraModi Wednesday said "division" of communities was its only "visio...

Kashmiris having a ‘rethink’ over state’s accession to India: Mehbooba

18/04/2019
SRINAGAR, Apr 17: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday claimed the situation in Kashmir has worsened to an extent that the people have begun rethin...

India, Vietnam hold naval exercise

18/04/2019
NEW DELHI, Apr 17: Navies of India and Vietnam held a four-day maritime exercise off Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam from April 13 with an aim to boost opera...

World News

Trump denies wrongdoing, slams Cohen ‘stories’ on hush payments

24/08/2018
Washington, Aug 23: Donald Trump has insisted he did nothing wrong after his longtime attorney implicated him in illicit hush payments made before th...

UK plans to adopt EU rules in case of no-deal Brexit

24/08/2018
London, Aug 23: Britain's Brexit secretary said today that London will take unilateral action and respect EU rules in some sectors to keep trade flow...

Russia, China block US bid to slap N Korea sanctions

11/08/2018
United States, Aug 10: Russia and China have blocked a US request to add a Russian bank to a UN sanctions blacklist along with a North Korean officia...

Melania’s parents become US citizens through “chain migration” programme

11/08/2018
New York, Aug 10: US First Lady Melania Trump's Slovenian parents have become American citizens after taking the citizenship oath during a ceremony h...

Pakistani authorities blacklist Sharif’s sons, block passports

09/08/2018
Islamabad, Aug 8: Pakistan's deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif's sons Hassan and Hussain have been placed on the blacklist by the authorities, barr...

US Navy veteran gets three life sentences for killing Indian engineer

09/08/2018
New York, Aug 8: A US Navy veteran has been sentenced to three consecutive life sentences on hate crime charges for killing Indian engineer Srinivas ...

Hope all countries cooperate with Human Rights Council: UN official

25/06/2018
United Nations: A UN official has hoped that all countries would cooperate with the UN's human rights body and give access to human rights rapporteur...

Chechen strongman makes Egypt’s Salah honorary citizen

24/06/2018
Moscow: After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt's star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenshi...

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HC asks UP Govt to ensure ban on surrogate ads of liquor

15/03/2019
Allahabad, Mar 14: The Allahabad High Court Thursday ordered the Uttar Pradesh government and its Excise Department to enforce the ban on surrogate a...

Disqualified Congress MLA in Gujarat moves high court

12/03/2019
Ahmedabad, Mar 11: Congress leader Bhagvan Barad Monday approached the Gujarat High Court, challenging his disqualification as an MLA by the Assembly...

Sabarimala temple opens for 10-day annual festivities

12/03/2019
Sabarimala (Ker), Mar 11: A large number of devotees Monday thronged the famed Lord Ayyappa shrine here as it opened for 10-day annual festivities an...

Swin flu cases in Delhi mount to 2,835

12/03/2019
New Delhi, Mar 11: Over 870 cases of swine flu have been recorded in the national capital in the last three weeks, taking the total number of people ...

FIR registered in CGO Complex fire

07/03/2019
New Delhi, Mar 6: An FIR was registered in the CGO Complex fire under sections 436 and 304 A of the Indian Penal code, police said on Wednesday. Th...

Goa MP thanks Gadkari for dropping SSC as mandatory qualification for issuing certificates to seafarers

07/03/2019
New Delhi, Mar 6: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Member of Parliament from South Goa Narendra Keshav Sawaikar on Wednesday thanked Union Min...

Goa MP thanks Gadkari for dropping SSC as mandatory qualification for issuing certificates to seafarers

07/03/2019
New Delhi, Mar 6: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Member of Parliament from South Goa Narendra Keshav Sawaikar on Wednesday thanked Union Min...

TDP approaches Guntur police over data theft case

07/03/2019
Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), Mar 6: A delegation of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders on Wednesday met Guntur Superintendent of Police (SP) over IT raids ...

Local

Toddlers' World organsises Self Learning activity

19/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 18: Toddlers' World -a unit of J K Public, Kunjwani is always unique in training its toddler's .The beginning of the new session 2019-20...

ABS condoles Ex ZEO

19/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 18: Aadarsh Bhartiya Samaj a Social Volunteer Organisation condole the sudden demise of Ex ZEO Savitri Devi. Col (Retd) R K Sharma-Cha...

BJP writes to EC demands FIR against Azad, Vikramaditya, Waqar

19/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 18: Taking strong note of an audio clip of Waqar Rasool Wani (Ex-MLA Banihal), which was sent by him to various social media groups, vo...

Punjab Wrestler Kirti lifts 35th Salora Kesari 2019 title

19/04/2019
KATRA, APRIL 18: Pahelwan KIRTI of Ropar (Punjab) lifted "35th Salora Kesari 2019" title by defeating Pahelwan Goldy of Garh Shanker (Punjab) in fir...

BLSKS celebrates World Heritage Day

19/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 18: To celebrate the World Heritage Day and to promote the traditional folk cultural of J&K, Bhartiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sansthan (BLSKS) ...

Army conducts quiz competition

19/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 18: Indian Army organised a Quiz Competition at Peer Panchal Education Mission, Bari (Darhal) in Rajouri district to encourage the stud...

State Mini teams leave for Volleyball Nationals

19/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 18: Young volleyball teams of the state today left for participation in the 27th Mini-National Volleyball (boys and girls) Championship ...

JKOA's no to Cricket Stadium, merger of Sports

19/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 18: Jammu and Kashmir Olympic Association (JKOA) today said no the exclusive cricket stadium at MA Stadium while demanding early constit...

OP-ED News

Avoiding the recommendations

19/04/2019
Government took serious note of the departments deliberately avoiding the recommendations of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Crime Branch for sa...

No records about enactment of PSA

18/04/2019
Shocking it may sound but it is a fact that State Government doesn’t have the files containing records about enactment of Jammu and Kashmir Public Sa...

Violation of SOPs

17/04/2019
Magisterial enquiry into crash of rescue trolley of Jammu Ropeway Project has held glaring violation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) responsi...

Hurdles in much-hyped project

16/04/2019
Announced over two and half years back by the Union Agriculture Minister, the much-hyped Saffron Park at Kishtwar has remained on papers only due to ...

No new specific time-frame

15/04/2019
National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCCL), a Government of India Enterprise, has failed to meet the deadline for up-gradation of Mau...

The second religious tract

14/04/2019
The Pakistan Government has approved a proposal to establish a corridor that will allow Hindu pilgrims from India to visit Sharda Peeth, an ancient H...

Failing to utilize Central assistance

13/04/2019
The National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) is aimed at providing every rural person with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other...

WHOPPING LIABILITY

12/04/2019
The liability created by the State Rural Development Department (RDD) towards payment of the wages of the labour class and the material used in vario...

Legal Section

Niki Tawi Voilence case

DB extends six weeks time to complete enquiry

19/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 18: In a much publicized case of Niki Tawi Violence when the JDA had gone to remove the illegal structures, a Suo-moto PIL was register...

DB imposes costs of Rs 5000 to DFO Poonch

16/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 16: In a Public Interest Litigation, Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sindhu Sharm...

PIL seeking constitution of District Societies for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

DB directs Div Com Jammu, Kashmir to file status report

16/04/2019
JAMMU, April 15: A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Sindhu Sharma directed Divisional Commissioner, ...

HC dismisses petition seeking promotion of Director Youth Services

14/04/2019
JAMMU, April 13: In a petition filed by Madan Lal seeking quashment of Government Order No. 137-Edu (Tech) dated 07.07.2014 vide which the case of th...

DB directives in PIL on dilapidated Srinagar-Jammu Highway

14/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 13: In a Public Interest Litigation highlighted condition of roads in State, A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Chief Just...

PIL highlighting shortage of doctors in Rural Areas

DB directs Principal Secy. H&ME & DHS to relieve surplus staff within 15 days

13/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 12 : Division Bench of the State High Court Jammu Wing comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Sindhu Sharma in a signif...

Government servant holding transferable post has no vested right to remain posted at one place or other: HC

11/04/2019
JAMMU APRIL 10: In a petition filed by Neelam Devi & ors who was working as Female Multipurpose Health Worker challenged their transfer orders. Jus...

J&K Police, Bank Academy qualify from Jammu

10/04/2019
JAMMU, APRIL 9: Jammu and Kashmir Police and J&K Bank Academy today qualified from Jammu leg of the State Football Championship the final of which s...

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