Top Stories

Union Cabinet approves adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act

APPROVES EXTENSION OF MARKET INTERVENTION SCHEME FOR APPLES

22/10/2020
NEW DELHI, Oct 21: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the adoption of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, a government spokesperson said. Briefing the press after a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the move will help establish all the three tiers of grassroots-level democracy in Jammu and Kashmir like in other parts of the country. The three-tier system was not available in Jammu and Kashmir in the "pre-370 period", Javadekar said, referring to Article 370 of the Constitution that was abrogated last year. The article gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jammu and Kashmir and Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament now stands redeemed, he said. This will help the people of Jammu and Kashmir elect their representatives at the village, block and district levels, he said. According to the minister, the process for local body poll...

LG expresses gratitude to Union Government

22/10/2020
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Terming the Union Cabinet's approval of adaptation of the J&K Panchayati Raj Act,1989 as a watershed moment in the history of Union...

Don’t touch innocents, don’t leave culprits: Manoj Sinha to police

22/10/2020
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today laid floral wreath at the Martyrs' Memorial at Armed Police Complex, Zewan on the occasi...

Farooq again questioned by ED for 5 hours in JKCA money laundering case

22/10/2020
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, who turned 84 on Wednesday, was questioned by the Enforcement Director...

LG refuses to comment on ED summons to Abdullah

22/10/2020
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha on Wednesday refused to comment on the fresh Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons to National ...

DGP vows befitting response to militants for targeted killing of cops

22/10/2020
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Wednesday vowed to give a befitting response to militants for the targeted killing...

ASI, SPO arrested for allowing inter-state passengers to enter J&K illegally

22/10/2020
JAMMU, Oct 21: A racket that facilitated illegal entry into Jammu and Kashmir of people from outside by taking money from them at the Lakhanpur inter...

Govt extends high speed Internet ban in J&K till Nov 12

22/10/2020
JAMMU, Oct 21: The government on Wednesday extended ban on high speed 3G and 4G Internet services in all but two districts of Jammu and Kashmir t...

J&K reports five more COVID-19 deaths, 624 fresh cases

22/10/2020
JAMMU, Oct 21: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 624 fresh cases, taking the infection tally to 89,582, while the death toll rose to 1,402 ...

CBI arrests CAPD officer

22/10/2020
JAMMU, Oct 21: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Junior Assistant working in the office of Food Supply Officer, Consumer Affairs & P...

Indo-US two-plus-two talks on Oct 27 in Delhi: MEA

22/10/2020
NEW DELHI, Oct 21: India will host the third edition of the two-plus-two ministerial dialogue with the US on October 27, the Ministry of External Aff...

Next step in defence reforms is integrated theatre commands: Army chief

22/10/2020
SECUNDERABAD, Oct 21: The next step in defence reforms is the formation of Integrated Theatre Commands to synergise the capabilities and potential of...

Cong stance on Article 370 is helping Pak: Nadda

22/10/2020
BETTIAH/MOTIHARI, Oct 21: In a blistering attack on the Congress, BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Wednesday charged the rival party with helping...

India's active Covid-19 cases below 7.5 lakh mark for 2nd day in a row

22/10/2020
NEW DELHI, Oct 21: With a spike of 54,044 new COVID-19 cases and 717 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count crossed the 76-lakh mark and...

Winter Secretariat at Srinagar to function from Nov 1

22/10/2020
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (JKUT) today accorded sanction to the establishment of Winter Secretariat at Srinag...

Ghanshyam appointed chairperson J&K Water Resources Regulatory Authority

22/10/2020
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory has appointed Ghanshyam Jha as Chairperson of the Jammu and Kashmir Water Resou...

ACB registers case against former Tehsildar Nagrota, Ors for fraudulent Mutation of Land

22/10/2020
JAMMU, Oct 21: A verification was conducted by Anti-Corruption Bureau to look into the allegations that 20 Kanals of state land falling in khasra No....

Melodious Thumri, Dadra renditions during 16th week of SaMaPa Digital Baithak

21/10/2020
JAMMU, Oct 20: SaMaPa Digital Baithak Series presented melodious sessions of light classical forms like Thumri and Dadra in its 16th week. SaMaPa (So...

Lockdown has ended, but virus still there; All must be cautious during festivities: Modi

21/10/2020
NEW DELHI, Oct 20: With the onset of festival season, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made an impassioned appeal to people to follow COVID-19...

Administration forms panels to draw roadmap, modalities for district development council polls

21/10/2020
JAMMU, Oct 20: Government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory today constituted an Apex level and two Divisional Committees to draw the road map...

World News

Citizen's Forum welcomes Finance Minister's statement

02/08/2020
JAMMU, Aug 1: Citizen's Forum welcome the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman when she said Banks cannot refuse credit to MSMEs under the emergency c...

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

02/08/2020
Brazil, AUG 1 : The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some envir...

China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

02/08/2020
China, aug 1: China has condemned Germany’s decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of int...

UK PM honours Indian-origin dancer for online Bhangra classes during lockdown

02/08/2020
Brazil, AUG 1 : An Indian-origin dancer who transformed his dance classes into free Bhangracise sessions online to help people stay fit during the co...

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

02/08/2020
New York, aug 1: News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing in its...

Mexico's COVID-19 death toll now world's 3rd highest

02/08/2020
Mexico, aug 1: With a total of 46,688 fatalities, Mexico now accounts for the world's third highest number of coronavirus fatalities in the world, a...

US tightens the screws on Beijing, restricts visas for Chinese officials

27/06/2020
WASHINGTON, JUNE 27: The United States is imposing visa restrictions on current and former Chinese officials responsible for “eviscerating” the freed...

Tokyo enters phase 2, reopens schools, more businesses

02/06/2020
TOKYO, JUNE 1: Tokyo entered phase two of its de-escalation on Monday with public schools reopening after a three-month closure and a larger number ...

Business News

Health

National

Shiv Sena’s former chief in Madhya Pradesh shot dead, wife and daughter injured

03/09/2020
Madhya Pradesh, SEPT 2: A former president of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Shiv Sena was shot dead while his wife and daughter were injured in an a...

Meeting on preservation of water bodies convened in Anantnag

03/09/2020
ANANTNAG, SEPT 2: The District Administration Anantnag under the chair of ADC, Ghulam Hassan Sheikh today convened a meeting of concerned officers on...

Over 80 % appear for JEE (Main) on Wednesday

03/09/2020
NEW DELHI, SEPT 2: Around 80 to 85 % of the candidates took the JEE exam in the morning shift on Wednesday as they braved odds due to the restrictio...

Punjab CM orders probe into attack on Suresh Raina’s relatives

02/09/2020
PUNJAB, SEPT 1 :Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday a special investigation team of the state police will probe the attack on India...

To cater to demand, more special trains being planned: Railways

02/09/2020
NEW DELHI, SEPT 1: The Centre may soon announce more special trains in addition to the 230 trains that are currently operating in a bid to cater to d...

Tourism industry hopes for turnaround after Goa opens borders, bars under Unlock 4

02/09/2020
GOA, SEPT 1: The Goa government’s decision to lift all restrictions on the movement of people across the state borders under Unlock 4 has offered ho...

Railways likely to run 100 more passenger trains during Unlock 4.0

02/09/2020
NEW DELHI, SEPT 1: The Indian Railways is planning to run more passenger trains in addition to already running trains as the country entres Unlock 4...

Railways likely to run 100 more passenger trains during Unlock 4.0

02/09/2020
NEW DELHI, SEPT 1: The Indian Railways is planning to run more passenger trains in addition to already running trains as the country entres Unlock 4...

Local

Natrang showcases ‘Gulab Gatha’ on Maharaja Gulab Singh’s 228th Birthday

22/10/2020
Jammu, Oct 21: To mark the 228th birth anniversary of Maharaja Gulab Singh, Natrang screened the highly acclaimed Hindi film 'Gulab Gatha' thrice at ...

Div Com Jammu reviews progress on Mega projects

22/10/2020
Jammu, Oct 21: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Sanjeev Verma, today reviewed the physical and financial progress on mega projects which include AIIMS ...

Prompt disposal of Public Grievances

Admin Secretaries, DCs nominated as Nodal officers

22/10/2020
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Government of Jammu Kashmir Union Territory today nominated Admini-strative Secretaries and Deputy Commissioners as the nodal Offic...

J&K’s 12 districts figure among PMGSY top performing 30 districts of the country

22/10/2020
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: In a significant achievement, 12 districts of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have figured in the list of PMGSY top performing...

Power shutdown

22/10/2020
JAMMU Oct 21: Chief Engineer (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu has informed that for stringing of 132 KV Draba-Chandak Transmission Line, the power supply ...

DDC Samba reviews achievements of My town My pride programme

22/10/2020
SAMBA, Oct 21: District Development Commis-sioner, Rohit Khajuria today convened a meeting of Executive Officers of four Municipalities of district S...

Div Com directs DCs to submit Roshni Act, 2001 details on war footing

22/10/2020
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today directed all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Kashmir division to subm...

ADGP Armed visits APC Parihaspora; Inspects establishments, interacts with jawans

22/10/2020
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Additional Director General of Police A.K Choudhary-IPS visited Armed Police Complex Parihaspora and took stock of four IRP Battali...

OP-ED News

Checking building bye-laws violations

22/10/2020
Strange it may sound but, the elected representatives of Urban Local Bodies have yet not started giving preference to the strict enforcement of Maste...

Violation of standing instructions

21/10/2020
Shocking it may sound but it is a fact that while Finance Department is repeatedly laying thrust on floating of tenders only after accord of administ...

Video-conferencing infrastructure for Courts

20/10/2020
Since prevailing situation and subsequent restrictions aimed at checking spread of COVID-19 have created roadblock in the physical hearing of cases a...

Returning the statehood

19/10/2020
While the long-standing ideological commitment of the Bharatiya Janata Party to undo Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is why Jammu and Kashmir ...

Ending practice of ordering frequent transfers

18/10/2020
There is an urgent requirement to establish a system on the analogy of Transfer Season being followed by some States in the country and the observati...

The spread of poverty

17/10/2020
Poverty has increased due to the distressed economy and subsistence crisis due to the Corona epidemic. Poverty was a curse earlier too, but now this ...

Exhibiting humility

16/10/2020
We have seen all the times in our political culture that leaders of this country create their followers and imbibe in them the blind faith towards th...

Improving economy

15/10/2020
Once again, incentive packages have been announced by the Central Government to bring back the ruined economy due to the Corona epidemic, how helpful...

Legal Section

Court rejects bail of mother, son in murder case

22/10/2020
Jammu, Oct 21: Principal Sessions Judge Samba MA Chowdhary rejected the bail applications of Champa Devi and Sagar Kumar who were facing trial in mur...

NIA Court grants police remand in DYSP Terror link case

15/10/2020
Jammu, Oct 14: Special Judge NIA Sunit Gupta today granted seven days police remand of Tafazul Hussa Parimoo S/o Abdul Rashid Parimoo, R/o Rehamtaba...

Excise Commissioner undertakes to issue TPs

HC stays trial Court order against Excise Commissioner

15/10/2020
Jammu, Oct 14: In an appeal filed by Rajesh Kumar Shavan against order of 2nd Additional District Court whereby 2nd Additional District Court on Octo...

Panches allege payment of Rs.1.00 lakh as commission to Sarpanch for release of wages

HC directs Director RDD Jammu to look into the matter by taking it to its logical end

15/10/2020
Jammu, Oct 14: In a significant Judgment the First Puisne Judge of J&K High Court Justice Rajesh Bindal while dismissing a writ petition filed by 07 ...

GULMARG LAND SCAM

ACB Files Supplementary Charge Sheet confirming/ratifying its earlier investigation

13/10/2020
Jammu, Oct 12: In a major development in the much publicized 'Gulmarg Land Scam' arising out of case FIR No.08/2009 under Section 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) Pr...

Court rejects bail in attempt to murder case

07/10/2020
Jammu, Oct 7: CJM Samba Ajay Kumar Gupta rejected bail application of Tersam Lal and Ajay Kumar who was allegedly involved in attempt to murder case....

PIL regarding dilapidated condition of Akhnoor Court building

DB directs PWD secy to submit proposal of alternative buildings for court

07/10/2020
Jammu, Oct 6: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Suresh Kumar & other regarding dilapidated condition of Munsiff Court Akhnoor Building in whic...

DB directs Secy Revenue to ensure proper assistance is rendered to PDA

04/10/2020
Jammu, Oct 3: A Division Bench of J&K High Court Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Puneet Gupta directed Secretary to Government, Reve...

Entertainment

Photo Gallery

e Paper

BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty