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Vyas for speedy expansion of Srinagar drainage network

Calls for fortnightly review of works

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas today directed for fortnightly review of drainage works in Srinagar for speeding up its upgradation and expansion. The Advisor was chairing a high-level meeting convened to discuss the issues being faced by the people of the city with regard to the drainage network. The Meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner, Housing and Urban Development Department, K B Agarwal; Managing Dire ctor, National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC), Chief Engineer NBCC, Chief Engineer UEED, Chief Engineer PHE Kashmir and other concerned officers. Directing for plugging the gaps in drainage network of Srinagar city, Vyas asked the officers to ensure optimal utilization of resources. He said the projects undertaken for the augmentation of the drainage network should be completed within the stipulated time frame. He was informed that civil work on the Noorbagh STP has been completed and electric work is on. The Advisor asked the officers to id...

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Secretary, PHE, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Farooq Ahmed Shah today held a meeting to ...

Let contentious issues, extraneous debates not distract us: Prez

NEW DELHI, Aug 14: President Ram Nath Kovind asserted on Tuesday that contentious issues and extraneous debates should not be allowed to distract us ...

Hope new Pak Govt will recognise futility of continuing with its terrorist agenda in JK: Vohra

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Governor N N Vohra today expressed hope that Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan-led new government in Pakistan would recognis...

Security strengthened in Jammu ahead of I-Day

JAMMU, Aug 14: Tight security arrangements have been put in place across Jammu division to ensure a peaceful and violence free Independence Day, ...

Chinese troops intruded 300m into Demchok in Eastern Ladakh last month

NEW DELHI, Aug 14: A group of Chinese Army personnel intruded around 300 metres into the Demchok area in eastern Ladakh and pitched four tents in the...

PM likely to announce launch of Ayushman Bharat-NHPS on I-Day


NEW DELHI, Aug 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce the launch of the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS) o...

Landslides lead to closure of Jammu-Srinagar NH

JAMMU, Aug 14: Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was suspended for the second consecutive day today due to landslides triggered by heavy...

Pakistani Rangers offer sweets to BSF at Attari-Wagah border

ATTARI (Amritsar), Aug 14: Pakistani Rangers here offered sweets to the Border Security Force (BSF) today on the occasion of their Independence Day a...

Tinkering with Article 35-A will reopen debate on accession with India: Omar

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah today said any attempts to tinker with Article 35-A of the Constitution would ...

Major Aditya, Rifleman Aurangzeb to get Shaurya Chakra

CRPF leads gallantry medals tally with 5 Shaurya Chakras for JK ops

NEW DELHI, Aug 14: Major Aditya Kumar, who was embroiled in a controversy after his unit fired on a stone-pelting mob in South Kashmir's Shopian in J...

2 Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian Army in Tangdhar

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Two Pakistani troopers were killed by the Indian Army in response to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdh...

Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies

JAMMU, Aug 14: A 65-year-old woman died apparently due to cardiac arrest after paying obeisance at the Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district, police ...

Another accident victim dies in Poonch; death toll now 4

JAMMU, Aug 14: One of eight persons, critically injured in an accident in Poonch district, has succumbed to injuries, raising the death toll in the i...

Shah’s push for simultaneous polls draws mixed reactions

NEW DELHI, Aug 14: A day after BJP president Amit Shah made a fresh push for simultaneous polls, the Congress today dared Prime Minister Narendra Mod...

Falling rupee gives ‘supreme leader’ a vote of no-confidence: Rahul

NEW DELHI, Aug 14: Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the rupee breaching the historic low of 70-mark again...

Civilian shot dead by militants


SRINAGAR, Aug 13: Militants shot dead a civilian after abducting him from his house in Pulwama district, police said today. "Terrorists in Murr...

RASSANA MURDER CASE: 40th Witness to be recorded by Court


PATHANKOT, Aug 13: Pathankot Sessions Judge recorded 39th witness in Rassana Murder Case. An application was moved by the prosecution before the ...

Cop, killed fighting terrorists, laid to rest with full honours

I want to be an officer like dad, take revenge for his death, says son

RAJOURI, Aug 13: Police constable Parvez Ahmad, killed in a gunfight with terrorists in Srinagar, was laid to rest today with full honours at his...

Two jawans killed in blasts along LoC

SRINAGAR, Aug 13: Two Army jawans were killed in separate incidents along the Line of Control (LoC) over the past 24 hours, an official said here tod...

World News

Russia, China block US bid to slap N Korea sanctions

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

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

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

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

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

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...

EU leaders to hold mini-migration summit as crisis festers

Brussels: European Union leaders tomorrow will try to find common ground for tackling migrants arriving on Europe's shores in search of better lives ...

Explosion as Ethiopia’s new, reformist prime minister speaks

Addis Ababa: An explosion disrupted a huge rally for Ethiopia's reformist new prime minister today shortly after he spoke and was waving to the crowd...

Business News



Family of 4 consumes poison in Agra, 2 dead

Agra, Aug 10: A man and his daughter died while his two sons are battling for life after the family allegedly consumed poison at their residence in U...

Naxals torch five empty trucks in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Aug 10: A group of Naxals allegedly set ablaze five empty trucks in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh early today, police said. With this, M...

Cong, BJP in Rajasthan spar over temple visits

Jaipur, Aug 10: The Congress today hit out at Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for her remarks on party president Rahul Gandhi's temple visit...

Metro work: Noise levels higher than prescribed standard, MPCB to HC

Mumbai, Aug 10: The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) today stated in the High Court that noise levels due to metro construction work at Cuf...

4 killed, 6 injured in road accident in Sikkim

Gangtok, Aug 10: Four persons were killed and six others were critically injured in the early hours today when the vehicle in which members of a socc...

Stage set for Vavu Bali ritual at Shiva temple in Aluva

Kochi, Aug 10: With the Periyar river in spate, authorities in Ernakulam district are making arrangements in unaffected areas for the annual 'Karkkid...

Rs 1.22 cr compensation to kin of man killed in accident

New Delhi, Aug 10: A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded over Rs 1.22 crore to the kin of a businessman who was killed in a road accide...

Rafale deal will end up in arbitration, claims Cong MP

New Delhi, Aug 10: The Rafale fighter jet deal will end up in arbitration, which will be the biggest arbitration case after the one on the Bhopal gas...


Secy SWD reviews 'Poshan Abhiyaan' scheme

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Secretary Social Welfare Department, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone Tuesday convened a meeting to review the implementation of Poshan Abhi ya...

Commissioner Food Safety chairs departmental review meeting

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: The Commissioner Food Safety, Dr Abdul Kabir Dar today chaired a meeting to review the activities carried out by the enforcement au...

Water supply to remain affected in Jammu areas

JAMMU, Aug 14:Accor ding to Executive Engin eer PHE City Division 1, the water supply to parts of Jammu City, Talab Tillo, New Plot, Rehari, Subash N...

Forest Department, FPF carry night operations

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Forest Department and Forest Protection Force personnel carried out joint night operations in Najwan forests of Sindh Forest Range...

Guv condoles demise of Chatterjee

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the sad demise of Sh. Somnath Chatterjee, former Speaker of the Lok Sabha, whom he ha...

Shah reviews working of Disaster Management Department

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Secretary, PHE, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Farooq Ahmed Shah today held a meeting to ...

DPS Katra organizes exhibition on 72nd Independence Day

JAMMU, Aug 14: On the auspicious occasion of 72nd Independence Day, Delhi Public School SMVDU - Katra organized an exhibition on the lives of unsung ...

Army conducts painting competition

JAMMU, Aug 14: A 'Painting Competition for School Children with theme Nation First' was organised by Indian Army at Youth Centre Palma in Rajouri Di...

OP-ED News

Election process in motion

After getting formal letters from the State Government for conduct of Municipal and Panchayat elections, the State Election Commission (SEC), respons...

Tough on encroachments

Going tough on encroachments by land mafia, Governor N NVohra voiced deep concern over encroachment of over 18 lakh kanals of Government, Panchayat a...

Gram Panchayats yet to get broadband connectivity

National Optical Fibre Network (NoFN), now renamed as BharatNet project, was launched in 2012 with the approval of Union Cabinet provided in October ...

Major projects awaiting clearance

Developmental works were all set to get a major boost in Jammu with four projects, which were awaiting clearance for launch for the past several mont...

Yet to pickmomentum

The PMDP was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir on November 7, 2015 and since then progress on the p...

Implementing schemes for border residents

To remove all the hurdles and ensure that benefits of various schemes percolate to the border residents in a time bound manner, the Government has ap...

Throwing norms to winds

Throwing all the norms to winds and purely on the political considerations, about 224 persons have been appointed in the Rural Development Departmen...

Increasing liability

Almost all the works under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) have come to the grinding halt in Leh district because of the failure of the Stat...

Legal Section

PIL regarding Development of Mantalai-SudhMahadev

DB directs respondents to file detail affidavit

JAMMU, Aug 14:In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Adv Summit Nayyar seeking respondents to develop/improve the tourist infrastructural faciliti...

Court rejects bail of two in 304

Jammu, Aug 11: Sub-Judge Jammu Kusum Pandita today rejected the bail application of Mohd Javaid S/o Mohd Sadeeq R/O Doongian Tehsil Jammu and Hardee...

HC quashes premature retirement of C AEE, Yousmarg Development Authority

JAMMU, Aug 11: Justice MK Hanjura of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing quashed the compulsorily retirement Mushtaq Ahmad Tenga I/C AEE, Yousmarg Develop...

PIL highlighting shortage of Doctors/Para-Medics in Jammu Province

DB extends four weeks further time to Senior AAG to file response

JAMMU, Aug 10: A Division Bench of the State High Court comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta today in the open cour...

Court directives to SSP in killing of person at Farooq’s Residence

JAMMU, Aug 9: In a application filed by Imzad Hussain Shah father of Syed Murfad Hussian Shah who had been shot dead at Ex-CM Farooq Abdulllah Resid...

DDC Doda reviews arrangements for annual yatras

BHADERWAH, AUG 9: District administration Doda today discussed arrangements for annual yatras, festivals and fairs celebrated locally here at a meet...

HC shows displeasure over non-implementation of judgment

JAMMU, AUG 9: Justice Sanjeev Kumar in a contempt petition after hearing Adv SK Anand, shown displeasure over non-implementation of judgment for mor...

HC dismiss plea of Ex-BOPEE chairman seeking suspension of sentence

SRINAGAR, Aug 8: Justice MK Hanjura today dismissed application filed by Mustaq Ahmed Peer Ex-Chairman BOPEE who was convicted by the Special Judge A...


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