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8 month old baby killed, 6 injured in Pak firing in Arnia sector

JAMMU, May 21: Six people were injured on Monday in indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers across the International Border (IB) in Jammu district, police said. Meanwhile, an eight-month-old baby, who was hit by a stray bullet fired from across the border on Sunday, succumbed to his injuries, police said. In Monday's firing, a special police officer (SPO) and five other civilians including a woman were injured in the shelling on Border Security Force (BSF) positions and civilian facilities in Arnia sector. The firing came a day after the Rangers contacted BSF over phone and agreed to maintain peace in the area. "A shell fired from across the IB exploded in the compound of Arnia police station injuring a woman and a SPO. "Four civilians were also injured in Pakistan shelling in Arnia area," a police officer said. Police is evacuating civilians from areas close to the the border and has also advised people not to move out of their homes till shelling stops. Today's firing, in vio...

Time for mainstream parties & separatist groups to come together: Farooq

Srinagar, May 21: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today said militants in Kashmir were "on their own" and advocated that the mainstream...

Restrictions in parts of Srinagar

Srinagar, May 21: Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city to thwart plans by separatists to hold a rally at Eidgah to mark d...

North, South Korea showed complex issues can be settled through peaceful negotiations: Mehbooba

Jammu, May 21: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said the way North and South Korea decided to walk the path of "peaceful engagement" was an encour...

Lal Singh’s brother booked for ‘derogatory’ remarks against Mehbooba

KATHUA, May 21: An FIR was today registered against the brother of senior BJP leader Lal Singh after a video showing him using derogatory language ag...

Pilgrim found hanging from tree near Vaishno Devi

Jammu, May 21: A 23-year-old pilgrim from Haryana was found hanging from a tree near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir ...

Police to procure modern equipment for security operations

Jammu, May 21: The Jammu and Kashmir Police will procure various modern equipment such as under vehicle surveillance systems, deep search metal detec...

Militants attack police post in Pulwama

Srinagar, May 21: Militants today attacked a police post guarding the minority community in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir by opening fire, a ...

Pak guilty of sacrilege during holy Ramzan: Jitendra

Jammu, May 21: Union minister Jitendra Singh today said Pakistan was guilty of sacrilege for killing innocent civilians during the holy month of Ramz...

Karnataka mandate was against Cong: Shah

New Delhi, May 21: Asserting that the mandate in Karnataka Assembly polls was against the Congress, BJP president Amit Shah today said the party has ...

India takes seriously any comment from Pak on peace with India: Sitharaman

New Delhi, May 21: Any comment from Islamabad calling for peace between the two countries will be taken seriously by India, Defence Minister Nirmala ...

Modi tells students he saw a Putin different from the president

Sochi, May 21: Prime Minister NarendraModi today said he saw a different Vladimir Putin who got emotional while talking about the students of Sirius...

PNB fraud: ED attaches Rs 170-cr assets of NiravModi

MUMBAI, May 21: The Enforcement Directorate took fresh action against NiravModi and attached assets worth Rs 170 crore of the absconding diamantaire ...

Security forces have new mantra in Kashmir: Try to catch them alive

Srinagar, May 21: "Catch them alive" is the new mantra in Jammu and Kashmir as security forces, which have killed over 70 terrorists in the last seve...

NDA Govt has almost done away with blacklist of overseas Sikhs: Madhav

Washington, May 21: The NDA government has almost done away with the "blacklist" of overseas Sikhs which denied them an Indian visa, a senior BJP lea...

Justice Yaqoob Mir sworn in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court

SRINAGAR, May 21: Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir senior most judge of J&K High Court who was appointed as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court by Presi...

Sham steps down as J&K Congress vice president

JAMMU, May 21: Former minister and senior leader Sham Lal Sharma on Monday stepped down as vice president of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Commi...

Pak Rangers ring up BSF to stop firing as trooper killed, assets destroyed across IB

Jammu, May 20: The Border Security Force (BSF) today said that the Pakistan Rangers today "pleaded" with them to stop firing along the IB after being...

Restrictions remain in force in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 20: Restrictions continued in the interior parts of Srinagar for the second day today as a precautionary measure to maintain law and or...

Centre’s ceasefire initiative likely to have positive effect on forces sponsoring terrorism in J&K: Vaid

Jammu, May 20: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police S P Vaid today expressed hope that the Centre's decision to halt anti-militancy operation...

World News

North Korea military officer defects to S. Korea: Yonhap

Seoul, May 19: A North Korean military officer, accompanied by a civilian, defected to the South across the Yellow Sea today, a South Korean news rep...

NASA spacecraft discovers new magnetic process in space

Washington, May 10: Scientists have discovered a new type of magnetic event in our near-Earth environment, by using data provided by a NASA spacecraf...

Netanyahu to meet Putin amid new round of Syria strikes

Jerusalem, May 9: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Moscow today, where he and President Vladimir Putin will discuss military coo...

North and South Korea open hotline between leaders: Seoul

Seoul, Apr 20: The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders today, Seoul's presidential office said, a week before a summit between North Ko...

For Pakistani dockworkers in Dubai, kushti is a way of life

Dubai, Apr 17: Every Friday evening in Dubai's bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions. It is kushti wrestling...

Saudi-led coalition threatens retaliation against Iran over missiles

Riyadh, Mar 27: A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has threatened retaliation against arch-foe Iran, accusing the Shiite power of being behind ...

North Korean leader Kim visits China: Reports

Beijing, Mar 27: Speculation is rife that Kim Jong Un made a surprise visit to China after media reports that a special train believed to be carrying...

After shooting, students make emotional return to Florida school

Washington, Feb 26: Students and teachers returned to a Florida school for the first time since 17 people were killed there, consoling each other eve...

Business News



Delhi Govt planning free dialysis at pvt hospitals: Jain

New Delhi, May 21: The Delhi government is planning to make the dialysis procedure free at private hospitals and dialysis centres on a public-private...

Guj cops oppose Teesta Setalvad’s pre-arrest bail plea

Ahmedabad, May 21: The Ahmedabad crime branch today opposed an anticipatory bail plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand ...

CBI charge-sheets Rotomac promoters

Lucknow/New Delhi, May 21: The CBI has filed its charge sheet against Rotomac Global Pvt. Ltd. and its promoters in connection with the Rs 456.63-cro...

AAP hits out at Centre for rise in fuel prices

New Delhi, May 21: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today hit out at the BJP-led central government for the price hike in petrol and diesel, saying it "adve...

Cong accuses Yeddyurappa of trying to poach its MLA

Bengaluru, May 19: Politics over control of Karnataka got murkier today, with the Congress releasing an audio tape where Chief Minister B S Yeddyurap...

SC not impressed with arguments on conventions on pro tem speaker’s appointment

NEW DELHI, May 19: The arguments of the Congress-JD(S) combine that the appointment of the senior most legislator as the pro tem speaker was the "est...

Karnataka row: SC apprehends more emergency hearings

New Delhi, May 19: The Supreme Court, which had to conduct emergency hearings on the bitter power tussle in Karnataka, today apprehended that it migh...

Home ministry official, 3 others held for graft in Raj

Jodhpur, May 19: A Union Home Ministry official was among four people arrested by the ACB here for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from Pakis...


WWA launches Clean Jammu-Clean Tawi campaign

Sat inaugurates 3-day drive from Parade Ground

JAMMU, May 21: Emphasizing the need for maintaining environment free from pollution of any kind, Minister for Housing and Urban Development Departmen...

Mehbooba conducts whirlwind tour of Jammu projects

Inspects Bus Stand Parking project, airport expansion, Ropeway project, Bour floral camp; Lays foundation of Tribal Bhawan

JAMMU, May 21: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today conducted a whirlwind tour of Jammu city and adjoining areas to inspect the pace of work on sever...

Power shutdown

JAMMU, MAY 21: As per Superintending Engi neer, EM & RE circle Kathua that to carry out the work for erection of 11 KV Line from Housing Colony, the ...

ICCR Jammu celebrates ‘World Culture Day’

Jammu, May 21: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Jammu Ministry of External Affairs celebrated 'World Culture Day' with big fun-fare here ...

Mehbooba visits Raghunath Bazar, announces Rs 5 crfor pacing up beautification project

Lays foundation of 2 mega road projects at Samba costing Rs 38 cr

JAMMU, May 21: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited the historic Raghunath Bazar and reviewed the progress on the beautification project of t...

VC, SMVDU meets Governor

SRINAGAR, May 21: Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, called on Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University...

Zulfkar reviews functioning of educational institutions in Jammu, Samba, Kathua

Orders de-clubbing of educational institutions for better results

JAMMU, May 21: Minister for School Education, Hajj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, today ordered de-clubbing of government educa...

Div Com reviews arrangements for Vice President’s visit

JAMMU, May 21: Divisional Commissioner, Hemant Kumar Sharma convened a meeting to discuss arrangements for upcoming visit of India's Vice President, ...

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Legal Section

DB directs JMC to take action against companies for installing unauthorized towers

JAMMU, May 21: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Navyug Sethi a law student seeking direction to respondents to issue appropriate directions t...

Preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial: HC

Srinagar, May 19: Justice Sanjeev Kumar while quashing detention order of Ghulam Mohammad Tantray, observed that Recourse to normal legal procedure w...

Rapist ties nuptial knot with the victim, acquitted

Bhaderwah, May 19: Principal Sessions Judge Bhaderwah M.K. Sharma, acquitted one Fareed Ahmed S/O Ghulam Rasool R/O Drondi Kellar, Tehsil Bhalla, who...

Two petitions filed on same subject matter through same lawyer

HC takes serious note issue notices to petitioner, his lawyer

JAMMU, May 18: Justice Dhiraj Singh of J&K High Court took serious note in matter where same person filed two petitions on same subject matter throug...

HC upholds PSA of Narco Smuggler

Srinagar, May 18: Justice Sanjeev Kumar of J&K High Court uphold the detention order of Farooq Ahmad Dar a Narco Smuggler. While dissming the petiti...

DB directs Comm/Secy PWD (R&B) to finalize inquiry in RDA Scam within two months

Jammu, May 18: In the much publicized PIL highlighting alleged hushing up of Rajouri Development Authority Scam, a Division Bench of the State High C...

DB directives in PIL regarding Security of Court

Jammu, May 17: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Sumit Nayyar seeking security of Court complex and cleaning and sanitation work for the entir...

Court awards 15 years RI to maternal uncle for rape of minor

Jammu, May 17: Principal Sessions Judge Bhaderwah MK Sharma today awarded 15 years RI and fine Rs 5000 to Rohit Kumar @ Makhnoo S/O Amar Nath R/O Man...


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