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TERROR FUNDING: NIA arrests Geelani’s son-in-law, 6 others

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, Jul 24: Seven people including Altaf Ahmed Shah, the son-in-law of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, were arrested today by the NIA in connection with its probe into the funding of terror and subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley, officials said. Shah, popularly known as Altaf Fantoosh, was in the custody of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, who had put him in preventive dete-ntion earlier this month. Besides him, Geelani's close aides Ayaz Akbar, who is also spokesman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat--a hardline separatists organisation--and Peer Saifullah were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from the Valley, they said. The NIA also arrested Shahid-ul-Islam, spokesman of the moderate Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, said the officials, engaged in the operation. The others arrested are Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Nayeem Khan (of the Hurriyat's Geelani faction) and Farooq Ahmed Dar alias 'Bitta Karate', they said. The houses...

Separatists call for Kashmir ‘bandh’ over arrests

SRINAGAR, Jul 24: Separatists in Kashmir have called for a bandh tomorrow to protest against the arrest of seven persons, including the son-in-law of...

20 arrested in Ayub Pandith lynching case

Court of inquiry ordered into thrashing of cops by armymen: IGP Kmr

SRINAGAR, Jul 24: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested 20 persons in connection with the mob lynching of DSP Mohd Ayub Pandith here last mon...

China hints at Doval-Yang bilateral at BRICS NSAs meet

BEIJING, Jul 24: Amid the Sikkim standoff, China today hinted that a bilateral meeting between State Councillor Yang Jiechi and National Security Adv...

Unprecedented people’s support to GST, demonetisation: ModiUnprecedented people’s support to GST, demonetisation: Modi

NEW DELHI, Jul 24: Claiming "unprecedented" support from people for measures like demonetisation and the GST, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said...

50 JK youths joined militancy this year

No of tourists visiting J&K shows positive growth

NEW DELHI, Jul 24: As many as 50 youths in Jammu and Kashmir have joined militant ranks, mostly of Hizbul Mujahideen, so far this year, a Home Minist...

CRPF company commander thrashed by subordinates

SRINAGAR, Jul 24: A CRPF company commander was allegedly thrashed by his subordinates following death of their colleague due to illness in Anantnag d...

SC refuses plea to probe mass murder of Kashmiri Pandits

NEW DELHI, Jul 24: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking probe and prosecution of various persons, including separatist leader ...

Police rescues one from flash flood

JAMMU, Jul 24: On 24-07-2017 morning information was received at Police Station Jahjjar Kotli that one Oil Tanker parked near Jhajjar Kotli Nallah, w...

MHA orders 2 inquiries into death of CRPF man in Kashmir

NEW DELHI, Jul 24: Two separate inquires have been ordered by the home ministry into the death of a CRPF man in Jammu and Kashmir due to alleged negl...

Traffic restored on Kashmir highway

SRINAGAR, Jul 24: Traffic has been restored on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the co...

Pak summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations across LoC

ISLAMABAD, Jul 24: Pakistan today summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh after one civilian was killed and three others injured in alleg...

Govt orders minor reshuffle in Finance Deptt

SRINAGAR, Jul 24: The Government has ordered a minor reshuffle in the Finance Department. According to an order issued by the Commissioner Secretary...

Prez Pranab: After five decades in political spotlight, it’s ‘Nomoshkar’ to private life

NEW DELHI, Jul 24: Sitting in the verandah of his home here, Pranab Mukherjee, then a young MP, saw horses from the Rashtrapati Bhavan pass by and jo...

JNEG holds meeting, highlights issues relating to newspapers

JAMMU, Jul 23: The Jammu Newspapers Editors Guild held a meeting here the other day wherein several newspaper Owners and Editors participated and...

Pak army violates ceasefire along LoC in Baramulla

More shelling by Pak to boost LeT’s ‘Year of Kashmir’ campaign

SRINAGAR/JAMMU, Jul 23: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, ...

India witnessed third highest terror attacks in 2016: Report

WASHINGTON, Jul 23: India has witnessed the third highest number of terrorist attacks in 2016, more than Pakistan that has slipped to the fourth posi...

I am a creation of this Parliament: Pranab

NEW DELHI, Jul 23: Describing himself as ‘a creation of this Parliament’, outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee today said that his years in Parliament...

Cong believes only way forward in J&K is dialogue: Chidambaram

PUNE, Jul 23: The NDA Government’s ‘muscle flexing’ strategy in Kashmir is wrong and the Congress believes the only way to find a “political solution...

Efforts to create divide between Army, police by ‘anti-nationals’ won’t work: GoC 15 Corps

SRINAGAR, Jul 23: A day after Army soldiers thrashed six policemen, including an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), in central Kashmir district of Ga...

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546 Indian nationals in Pakistan jails

Islamabad: At least 546 Indian nationals, including nearly 500 fishermen, are languishing in Pakistani jails, according to a list, the Pakistan gover...

Pentagon delays plan for transgender recruits

District of Columbia: Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday delayed a plan by Barack Obama's administration to start accepting transgender recruit...

Protests in Hong Kong as Xi Jinping swears in new leader

Hong Kong: President Xi Jinping swore in new Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday as the politically divided city marked 20 years since it was han...

India needs to improve water management regimes: Expert

Singapore: India needs to improve its water management regimes across the country to attract foreign investments and technologies, an industry expert...

Indian-origin boy in UK gets 162 IQ points, more than Einstein

London: An 11-year-old Indian-origin boy in the UK has secured the top possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, two points higher than geniuses Albe...

US-backed forces cut off last IS escape route from Raqa

Beirut: US-backed forces cut off the last escape route for the Islamic State group from Raqa, trapping the besieged jihadists inside their de facto S...

Trump administration reverses policy on fiances as travel ban takes effect

Washington: US President Donald Trump`s administration reversed a decision late on Thursday as its revised travel ban took effect and said fiancés wo...

Chemical weapons watchdog says sarin used in April attack in Syria

Amsterdam: The world`s chemical weapons watchdog said the banned nerve agent sarin was used in an attack in northern Syria in April that killed dozen...

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HC seeks AAP Govt’s reply on plea against Delhi Assembly rule

New Delhi, July 17: The Delhi High Court today sought the AAP government's stand on a plea challenging validity of a Delhi Assembly rule which permit...

Flash floods in Odisha, one dead

Bhubaneswar, July 16: Heavy rains triggered flash floods in Odisha's Rayagada and Kalahandi districts and claimed one life, prompting the state gover...

Rain triggers landslides in HP, rivers in spate

Shimla, July 13: Heavy rain lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh triggering landslides which blocked a number of roads while major rivers and the...

Working on clues to crack desecration cases: Goa police

Panaji, July 13: The Goa police today said they are working on certain clues to crack cases related to desecration of holy crosses. Two more holy cro...

Gangster Anandpal finally cremated

Jaipur, Jul 13: Gangster Anandpal Singh, killed in a police encounter last month, was finally cremated today in Nagaur district by his kin after poli...

Prez poll a foregone conclusion, says Naidu

Shimla, July 13: Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today ridiculed Congress's claim that the presidential poll was a fight between two ideologies and s...

Coffee-table book on Dalhousie hill station launched

New Delhi, July 12: Endowed with historical information and lavish images, a coffee-table book on Dalhousie was today released by Tripura Governor Ta...

Sonowal visits flood hit Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga, July 12: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited the flood affected Kaziranga National Park in upper Assam and ordered setti...


33rd meeting of SASB Board; Expresses sympathy for families of Yatris killed in terror attack, serious accident

SRINAGAR, July 24: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired the 33rd meeting of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board at the Raj Bhavan today. The meeting was attended by ...

Dr Jitendra lays foundation stone of Barak Hostel at JNU campus

NEW DELHI, July 24: The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pens...

IUST students visit Media Complex, interact with DIPR officers

Information Department to offer internship opportunities to journalism students

SRINAGAR, July 24: Director Information and Public Relations, Muneer-ul-Islam, today said that journalism in Jammu and Kashmir is still thriving with...

AILU pays tributes to Salaria

JAMMU, July 24: The J&K State Unit of AILU held a special meeting today to pay tributes to its chief Patron Shabir Ahmed Salaria Sr. Advocate who exp...

Kashmiri migrants to get new ration cards: Zulfkar

5 new Ration Depots to be opened at Migrant Township Jagti

JAMMU, July 24: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today directed the concerned to start t...

Naeem inspects highway upgradation work

Expresses concern on delay at certain points

SRINAGAR, July 24: Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar has expressed concern on the slow pace of work on certain sections of the under constructio...

CM reviews key development projects of Chenab region

Mehbooba for identifying one Hospital to be developed as a Model in each constituency

SRINAGAR, July 24: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today directed identification of one Hospital in each Assembly constituency and equipping it in ter...

Hunger strike by Contractual Lecturers enters 161st day

Jammu, July 24: The hunger strike by contractual lecturers (10+2) enters 161stday but no response has been received from the govt. side till date. To...

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Legal Section

DB directs IG traffic to file response or appear in person

Jammu, July 24: In a Public Interest Litigation regarding 'tinted glasses' and 'eve teasing' in the public vehicles have been raised, A Division Benc...

HC stayed election of Forest Minister’s wife as Hockey President

Jammu, July 22: In a suit filed by Romal Singh seeking declaration to the effect that the election of Kanta Andotra w/o Sh. Lal Singh as President, G...

Contempt in PIL regarding facilities for cancer patients

DB directs Commissioner/Secretary, Health to appear in person

JAMMU, July 21: In a contempt petition filed by AV Gupta in public interest litigation regarding direction to the State to provide basic health facil...

HC directives in CCB Election

Jammu, July 20: In a petition filed by Dinesh Gupta Ex-Chairman Citizen Cooperative Banknon-holding of elections to the Board of Directors of the Cit...

HC quashes order regarding cancellation of PPP mode

Jammu, July 20: In a petition filed by KRSNAA Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd quashment of the Order No.GMC/PS/2163 dated 31.8.2016 passed by the Principal and ...

HC directs State to remove encroachment of state land at Sidhra

JAMMU, July 19: Justice MK Hanjura of J&K High Court Jammu Wing directed Deputy Commissioner Jammu and Ors to remove the encroachment on the state la...

DB expresses displeasure over non-filling of status reports by VC JDA & IG JMU

DB directs IG & VC to file reports within one week or appear in person

Jammu, July 19: In the much publicized Public Interest Litigation highlighting encroachment of more than 20 lacs Kanals of State land in State of J&K...

DB directives in PIL regarding Security of Courts

Jammu, July 19: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Summit Nayyar seeking security of Court complex, A Division Bench of State High Court Compri...


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