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Vohra recommends Gov’s Rule; forwards report to Prez

It has become untenable for BJP to continue in alliance govt : Madhav

20/06/2018
JAMMU/SRINAGAR, Jun 19: In a surprise move, the BJP today pulled out of the three-year-old ruling coalition with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and called for governor's rule, which appeared imminent, after which Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti quit. Governor N N Vohra recommended imposition of Central rule in his report to President Ram Nath Kovind, a copy of which was also forwarded to the Union Home Ministry, according to a Raj Bhavan spokesperson in Srinagar. Kovind is currently abroad. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav made the announcement that the party was withdrawing support to the coalition government. The announcement came after the BJP high command summoned its Jammu and Kashmir ministers for emergency consultations in New Delhi. The state government has been wracked by bitter political feuds and worsening security challenges. A few hours later, Mehbooba, 59, submitted her resignation to Governor Vohra amid a swirl of political activity in Srinagar and New Delhi. "It h...

‘NOT SHOCKED’ by BJP’s withdrawal: Mehbooba

20/06/2018
SRINAGAR, Jun 19: After resigning from the post of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister on Tuesday, Mehbooba Mufti said she was "not shocked" by the ...

A TIMELINE OF POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS

20/06/2018
December, 28, 2014: Results of assembly polls declared, verdict hung. PDP gets 28 seats, BJP 25, NC 15 and Congress 12 in the 87-member assembly. De...

GUV’s RULE: It will be for the 8th time in 4 decades

20/06/2018
SRINAGAR, Jun 19: Jammu and Kashmir has come under Governor's rule on seven occasions before in the last four decades and an eighth spell looks immin...

Omar for fresh elections

Did not celebrate PDP-BJP break- up, mourning demise of democracy in state

20/06/2018
SRINAGAR, Jun 19: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah today favoured governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir and called for fresh el...

BJP has now taken ‘exit route’ from ‘self-created tumult’ in JK: Azad

NO QUESTION OF ALLIANCE WITH PDP

20/06/2018
NEW DELHI, Jun 19: The Congress today hit out at the BJP after it pulled out of the ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it ruined Kashmir as...

Justice Gogoi attends Mega Legal Services and Awareness Camp

Endeavour to ensure availability of benefits to underprivileged people

20/06/2018
JAMMU, Jun 19: Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is also the Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) attended ...

COURT GRANTS BAIL TO LAL SINGH’S BROTHER

20/06/2018
JAMMU, Jun 19: Principal Sessions Judge Kathua Sanjeev Gupta today granted bail to Rajinder Singh S/O Late Ch. Saran Singh R/O Ward No.1, Kathua brot...

Operations against militants would be intensified: DGP

20/06/2018
SRINAGAR, Jun 19: Operations against militants in Jammu and Kashmir would be intensified in the days to come as extremist activities increased during...

3 top JeM militants killed in Tral encounter

20/06/2018
SRINAGAR, Jun 19: Three top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants, including its operational commander, were killed in an encounter with security forces i...

Two LeT OGW’s arrested

20/06/2018
SRINAGAR, Jun 19: A joint naka was laid by Police Component Rafiaabad, 32-RR & 92 Bn CRPF near Dachanpora Crossing at Rohama. During checking, one mo...

Rajnath holds high-level meet

20/06/2018
NEW DELHI, Jun 19: The Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir was imminent after the three-year-old state government collapsed today with the BJP pulli...

Owaisi sees ‘more greater repression’ in Kashmir

20/06/2018
HYDERABAD, Jun 19: Describing as "very unfortunate" the end of the alliance between BJP and PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owais...

Kejriwal calls off 9-day sit-in at LG’s office; calls it small victory

20/06/2018
NEW DELHI, Jun 19: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today called off his nine-day sit-in at the LG's office after IAS officers started attending ...

Gen Rawat reviews security situation in JK

ARMY CHIEF MEETS RIFLEMAN AURANGZEB'S FAMILY

19/06/2018
JAMMU, Jun 18: Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat today visited forward areas in Jammu and Kashmir today and reviewed the security situation...

POLICE COUNTERING PAK-BASED CYBER TERRORISTS

19/06/2018
SRINAGAR, Jun 18: The Police are taking all necessary steps to counter the propaganda of Pakis-tan-based cyber terr-orists in Jammu and Kashmir, the ...

Two militants killed in Bandipora encounter

19/06/2018
SRINAGAR, June 18: Two militants were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Bandipora district today, the Army said. The operation comes...

Next CJI’s appointment: Don’t question Govt’s intention: Prasad

NEED A CENTRAL SELECTION PROCESS FOR LOWER JUDICIARY

19/06/2018
NEW DELHI, Jun 18: The government's intention on the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) should not be questioned, law minister Ravi...

India fastest growing major economy, trend to continue for some years: Jaitley

GST FORMALISING ECONOMY, WIDENING TAX BASE

19/06/2018
NEW DELHI, Jun 18: Union Minister Arun Jaitley has said that 7.7 per cent economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 'firmly' established India...

Prez Kovind meets Greece PM, Prez; discusses issues of mutual interests

19/06/2018
ATHENS, Jun 18: President Ram Nath Kovind today held talks with the top leadership of Greece and discussed ways to enhance political, economic and cu...

World News

Brazil Workers' Party boss acquitted of corruption charges

21/06/2018
Brasilia: Brazil's Supreme Court has acquitted the head of the once-dominant leftist Workers' Party of charges of corruption and money laundering. G...

North Korea’s Kim thanks China for support with Trump summit

21/06/2018
Beijing: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week's groundbreaking summit with President Don...

Indian peacekeepers praised for bringing sense of hope, peace in troubled South Sudan town

21/06/2018
United Nations: Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are being lauded for helping restore peace and security in a ...

Dreaded Pakistani Taliban chief, who shot Malala Yousafzai, reportedly killed in US drone strike

16/06/2018
Islamabad: Maulana Fazlullah, the dreaded chief of Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, a...

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom suffers cardiac arrest in UK

16/06/2018
London: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nazwaz Sharif’s ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz’s health has further deteriorated following a cardiac arrest in th...

Despite Trump, transgender veterans honor their own

10/06/2018
Arlington (US), Jun 9: President Donald Trump has made clear his opposition to transgender Americans serving in the military, but that didn't deter t...

North Korea military officer defects to S. Korea: Yonhap

20/05/2018
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

11/05/2018
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...

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Ground water level increases in 16 Rajasthan districts

21/06/2018
Jaipur: An average of 4.66 feet increase in ground water level has been registered in 16 out of the 21 non-desert districts of Rajasthan, with offici...

Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in US in 2017: UN report

21/06/2018
United Nations: Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in the US last year, according to a report by the UN refugee agency which ...

BJP says Muslim League used Rohith Vemula family for political gains, slams Rahul Gandhi

21/06/2018
new delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday accused the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) of using the family of Hyderabad University student ...

Reality show contestant arrested for raping minor girl

21/06/2018
Mumbai: The city police has arrested a 20-year-old reality TV show contestant for allegedly raping a minor girl, a senior official said today. Adity...

Government plans to boost density of schools in SC/ST, Muslim localities

21/06/2018
new delhi: The Union government has urged all states to put in place measures and training programmes to combat discrimination faced by students from...

CBI books Guj-based firm for Rs 82 crore loan default

20/06/2018
New Delhi, Jun 19: The CBI has booked Gujarat-based Ardor International and its promoters Fenil B Shah and Bharat R Shah in connection with its loan ...

Another arrest in CDR case

19/06/2018
Thane, Jun 18: City police today arrested one more person in the Call Detail Record (CDR) case, taking the number of arrested accused to 16. The Crim...

2 arrested for hate message on WhatsApp

19/06/2018
Medininagar (Jharkhand), Jun 18: Two youths were arrested in Palamu district today on the charge of posting inflammatory message on a WhatsApp group,...

Local

Progressive farmers interact with PM through video-conferencing

21/06/2018
SAMBA, Jun 20: Member Parliament, Jammu-Poonch constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma today chaired a meeting of District Development Coordination and Mon...

SKUAST-Jammu sign MoU with Petroleum Conservation Research Association

21/06/2018
JAMMU, Jun 20: Achieving another milestone, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu has signed a Memorandum of Under...

Director Archives reviews progress on SPS Museum upgradation

21/06/2018
SRINAGAR, Jun 20: Director, Archives, Arch-aeology and Museums, Muneer-ul-Islam, today convened a meeting to review the progress on construction of S...

DC Reasi reviews developmental activities at Shiv Khori

21/06/2018
REASI, Jun 20: Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, who is also the Vice Chairman of Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board (SSKSB), Prasanna Ramaswamy G today visited ...

Saroori conductes extensive tour of Sarthal; redressal of people’s grievances and problems my top priority

21/06/2018
SARTHAL, Jun 20: Vice President J&K Congress and MLA Inderwal, G. M. Saroori said equipping rural and far flung areas of Sarthal with all required in...

SSP pins new rank to newly promoted personnel

21/06/2018
Vijaypur, Jun 20: Ashok Kumar, JKPS, Principal Police Technical Training Institute (PTTI) Vijaypur decorated Shiv Ram with Rank who has been promoted...

J&K Grameen Bank hands over PMJJBY death claim

21/06/2018
JAMMU, Jun 20: Micro Finance & Financial Inclusion Department, J&K Grameen Bank under the Chairmanship of Janak Raj Angural is conducting a state wid...

CEC Kargil for measures to tackle water scarcity

21/06/2018
KARGIL Jun 20: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) Kargil Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan on Tuesday called for carrying out necessary measures to asse...

OP-ED News

For the 8th time

21/06/2018
Jammu and Kashmir was placed under the Governor's Rule on Wednesday following President Ram NathKovind's approval. Governor, N.N. Vohra sought Kovind...

INDIA LAGS BEHIND IN PROTECTING ITS NEWBORNS

21/06/2018
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and ...

Compensation for WP refugees

20/06/2018
This is for the first time since about 70 years of settlement of West Pakistani refugees here that they were being paid compensation by the Governmen...

Entrusting departmental enquiries

19/06/2018
Almost all the departments have been flouting repeated Government directions on entrusting departmental enquiries to the Commission of Enquiries (CoE...

Whopping funds for new projects in J&K

18/06/2018
The Union Government cleared a whopping Rs 3693.49 crore funds for more than 700 roads and a large number of new bridge projects in Jammu and Kashmir...

Lack of Govt attention

16/06/2018
Poor road connectivity, negligible infrastructure and lackluster approach of the concerned authorities are keeping the scenic and unique places of G...

POLITICIAN WITH A GOLDEN HEART

16/06/2018
The current ruling party must try and imbibe Dr Mukherjee’s ideals if it wants India to become a strong state in the future. He was among the leading...

Start work on bunkers

15/06/2018
To mitigate the hardships being faced by the people living in the vicinity of International Border and Line of Control due to shelling and firing by ...

Legal Section

SPOs demand regularized as Constable in view of contribution in anti-militancy

HC directs State to pass speaking order

20/06/2018
Jammu, Jun 19: In a petition filed by Subash Chander Raina & other seeking regularized as Constables in view their contribution made in the aforesai...

Prosecution failure leads to acquittal in double murder case

19/06/2018
JAMMU, Jun 18: Principal Sessions Judge Udhampur KS Parihar acquitted Jagpaul @ Jagga, Om Parkash @ Omi, Hari Dass @ Hriya, Balbir @ Bali and Tara ch...

HC sets-aside advt notice to for selection of Prof Anesthesiology

15/06/2018
Jammu, June 14: State High Court set-aside the advertisement notice no. 07 of 2016 dated 05.09.2016 to the extent it advertised the post of Professor...

Civil court has powers to enforce its implementation, punish for disobedience: HC

14/06/2018
JAMMU, Jun 13: Justice Janak Raj Kotwal of J&K High Court in a petition observed that if an order is passed by a civil court in a suit, it is the dut...

HC quashes premature retirement of AE

14/06/2018
JAMMU, Jun 13: Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur of J&K High Court Jammu Wing quashed the premature retirement of Sheraz Ahmed Khan Assistant Engineer. Thi...

Court rejects pre-arrest bail of Dental Surgeon in alleged corruption case

12/06/2018
JAMMU, Jun 11: Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu Sonia Gupta rejected the pre-arrest bail application of Dr. Liqyat Ali Khan Dental Surgeon in alleg...

DB modifies order of stay of selection, appointment of 29 AEs

08/06/2018
JAMMU, Jun 7: In two LPA filed against the order of Writ Court whereby Writ Court stay the selection/ appointment of 29 AEs (electricals), A Division...

DB directives in PIL regarding de-congesting/ widening of Amphalla-Janipur High Court road

07/06/2018
JAMMU, Jun 6: In a Public Interest Litigation regarding -congesting/widening of the Amphalla-Janipur road and regard to de-congesting/widening of the...

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