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BSF foils infiltration bid, militant killed

JAMMU, Feb 21: The BSF foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir early today, gunning down a militant even as a huge amount of ammunition was seized. Officials said the incident occurred around midnight when the Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed along the Line of Control fence in Keri sector of Rajouri detected some suspicious movement. A heavy exchange of fire, including lobbing of grendades by the militants ensued for about 30 minutes and the guns then went silent from the other side, the BSF said. A search was conducted early morning during which the BSF party recovered the body of the militant along with an AK-56 rifle, 16 loaded magazines, 267 live rounds, 89 other rounds of AK-series and a monocular night vision device from the Pakistan side. Three wire cutters, used to breach the wire fence, a radio set, 2 improvised explosive devices, knife, 48 pencil cells, four walking sticks (used to pull the fence), five pairs of ha...

Let’s see if Saeed’s arrest result of wise thinking: Parrikar

NEW DELHI, Feb 21: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said it has to be seen whether terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed's house arrest was the result...

Govt issues Guest Control order

Expenses, guest list tab on weddings from April

JAMMU, Feb 21: Shrinking the big fat Kashmiri wedding and other opulent functions, the Jammu and Kashmir government has imposed curbs on expenses...

Srinagar-Jammu Highway shut due to landslides

SRINAGAR, Feb 21: The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the only all-weather road link connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed for...

Black listing of Azhar, NSG issue to dominate India-China strategic dialogue

NEW DELHI, Feb 21: The issue of black listing of Pakistan based terrorist Maulana Masood Azhar and India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NS...

Govt not to support Bill to declare Pak a ‘terror state’

NEW DELHI, Feb 21: A Private Member's Bill, which seeks to declare Pakistan a country sponsoring terrorism, will be opposed by the government in Parl...

Landslides shut Srinagar-Jammu highway

Avalanche warning issued for Kupwara, Bandipora, Kargil

Srinagar, Feb 20: The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic today as landslides occurred at several places along the road link follo...

After flip-flop, Bukhari resumes office

Srinagar, Feb 20: Former revenue Minister, Syed Basharat Bukhari who had tendered his resignation from the cabinet on Monday resumed the office and s...

Terrorists killing innocents should forget family ties: SC

NEW DELHI, Feb 20: Rejecting the bail plea of a militant convicted in the 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast case, the Supreme Court today said it would be bett...

Allahabad High Court gets three new judges

Allahabad, Feb 20: The Allahabad High Court today got three new judges taking the total number, including those here as well as at the Lucknow Bench,...

SVO arrests Kewal Sharma former PRO of ex-DyCM

Assets worth crores of rupees including commercial, luxury vehicles, residential houses unearthed during investigation

JAMMU, Feb 20: The Vigilance Organization today arrested Kewal Sharma S/O Gian Chand Sharma R/O Kachrial, Tehsil Khour, at present Patta Paloura, Nea...

Will transform Bundelkhand like Kutch: PM

JALAUN (UP), Feb 20: Hitting campaign trail in water scarce Bundelkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today blamed SP, BSP and Congress for backwardn...

SP-Cong tie-up has wiped the smile off Modi’s face: Rahul

BANDA (UP), Feb 20: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today claimed that the coming together of Samajwadi Party and Congress for the Uttar Pradesh...

Omar takes dig at PM for his ‘graveyard-Shamshan’ remarks

SRINAGAR, Feb 20: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narender Modi for his ‘graveyard-shamshan’ statement during electioneering in Uttar Pradesh (UP), fo...

Delhi records warmest Feb day in 10 yrs

New Delhi, Feb 20: The mercury rose in the northern Indian plains with Delhi recording the warmest February day in a decade today, as an avalanche wa...

PDP nominates Beg as Member PAC

Srinagar, Feb 20: Ms Mehbooba Mufti, President J&K Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has nominated Dr Mehboob Beg as member of recently constituted Poli...

5 PoK guests arrive in Kashmir; 22 Kashmiris cross to other side of LoC

SRINAGAR, Feb 20: Despite wet weather, 22 Kashmiris, the highest during this winter, crossed over to other side of Line of Control (LoC) while five g...

Campaigning for fourth phase UP polls to end today

LUCKNOW, Feb 20: The electrifying campaigning for the February 23 fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections will end tomorrow evening. The el...

Action against Saeed first step in bringing him to justice: MEA

NEW DELHI, Feb 20: India today said the action against Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his colleagues was a first logical step in getting th...

IT dept to launch 2nd phase of bank a/cs scrutiny next month

NEW DELHI, Feb 20: The IT department is likely to launch the second phase of ‘Operation Clean Money’ next month to close in on unaccounted money maki...

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30 dead, 100 injured in suicide attack on Sufi shrine in Pak

Karachi, Feb 16: At least 30 people were killed and over 100 others injured when a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up inside the crowded shrine...

One mn sign petition to cancel Trump’s UK State Visit

London, Jan 30: An online petition seeking cancellation of US President Donald Trump's State Visit to the UK has quickly crossed the one-million sign...

3 dead, 22 rescued in Malaysia shipwreck

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29: Three Chinese passengers died and five are missing after a tourist boat sank in rough seas off eastern Malaysia, officials conf...

Obamas launch foundation after exiting White House

Washington, Jan 21: Barack and Michelle Obama have said they opened a foundation to facilitate projects "all over the city, the country and the world...

Indian teacher pleads guilty to fraud charges in US

Washington, Jan 21: A 58-year-old Indian national has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a wire fraud scheme involving hiring of In...

Indian-Americans celebrate Trump's inauguration

Washington, Jan 21: Several Indian-Americans from across the country attended a presidential gala here to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump ...

China shuts down 17 websites

Beijing, Jan 21: China has shut down 17 websites including one run by liberal economist Mao Yushi's Tianze Institute of Economics for violation of in...

Japan’s PM Abe meets Vietnamese leaders

Hanoi, Jan 16: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is meeting with Vietnam's leaders on the last stop of his 4-nation tour intended to boost Japan's tr...

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Hafiz Saeed should be eliminated: Afghanistan Assembly Speaker

INDORE, Feb 20: Afghanistan National Assembly Speaker Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi has suggested that Pakistan merely putting Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz...

Notification to protect Ganga flood plains issued

New Delhi, Feb 12: Government has informed the National Green Tribunal that it has issued a notification for regulating developmental activities on t...

Three of family die in suicide pact

New Delhi, Feb 12: Three members of a family allegedly committed suicide in Rohini's Rajiv Nagar extension area today, police said. Rajesh Gupta (40)...

2G scam: Kanimozhi allowed to travel abroad

New Delhi, Feb 12: A special court has allowed DMK leader Kanimozhi, an accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case, to travel abroad for five days th...

HC grants interim relief to Sharma in Kabbadi league case

Mumbai, Feb 11: In an interim relief to sports commentator Charu Sharma, the Bombay High Court has directed the city police not to file a charge shee...

LIC agent acquitted in murder case

Thane, Feb 11: An LIC agent from Valsad in Gujarat, who was accused of murdering a resident from Wada in neighbouring Palghar district, has been acqu...

Toddler moves NGT against air, noise pollution by school

New Delhi, Feb 3: A toddler, along with her mother and grandmother, has approached the National Green Tribunal alleging noise and air pollution due t...

Oil spill near Kamarajar Port arrested

Chennai, Jan 31: The oil spill that took place after two ships collided near Kamarajar Port here was arrested soon after the incident and no "conside...


Mehbooba visits several migrant camps to wish Kashmiri Pandits on Shivratri

Describes them inseparable part of Kashmiri ethos, says Kashmir incomplete without them

JAMMU, Feb 17: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited several camps of Kashmiri migrants here to extend them greetings on the forthcoming festi...

Jammu Police arrests a hardcore criminal with weapon & ammunition

JAMMU, Feb 17: Gangyal Police achieved a major success when a hard core criminal was arrested with 12 bore double barrel gun. Acting on specific info...

Raina inaugurates electric transformers

Nowshera, Feb 21: MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina on Tuesday inagurated five newly created electric transformers of 63 KVA capacity in border areas of No...

Several measures underway to give fillip to tourism activities in JK: Dy CM

JAMMU, Feb 17: The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the Government has initiated several measures for ensuring that the Tourism...

Don’t be fooled by BJP’s ‘hollow promises’, ‘political gimmicks’: Bhalla

JAMMU, Feb 17: Continuing his mass contact programme to listen to the grievances of different areas of Gandhi Nagar constituency, former Minister and...

Bali chairs DDB Kishtwar review meeting

Directs for timely execution of projects, implementation of decisions; 80% targets achieved under various sectors

JAMMU, Feb 17: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, who is also the Chairman of District Development Board (DDB), Kishtwar, today ch...

Channi Himmat residents assail dilapidated roads

JAMMU, Feb 17: A meeting of Channi Himmat Residents Association was held under the chairmanship of V.K.Grover in which the members expressed grave co...

Govt making serious efforts to empower womenfolk in JK: Haq

JAMMU, Feb 17: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq Khan today said the Government has made serious efforts to empower the wo...

OP-ED News

Looking up to moon

From being an object of beauty and soothing light at night, moon may soon turn into a power house for the world’s energy needs, and India may be able...

Fresh blow to Mallya

Home Ministry has forwarded to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) a court-issued request to bring back embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya from t...

Paying Govt for getting accurate timings

Now, ISRO and IAF may have to pay the government for getting accurate timings on par with the global standard for various activities like launch of s...

Air pollution on the rise

Air pollution has also emerged as the deadliest form of pollution and the fourth leading risk factor for premature deaths worldwide. The air Indians ...

Listing under anti-terrorism act

Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has been listed under Pakistan’s anti-terrorism act by the provincial Punjab government, a tacit a...

Now issuing ‘non-statutory’ letters

As over Rs 4.5 lakh crore worth of suspicious deposits by 18 lakh people are under “verification” by the IT department, now they will send “non-statu...

Curbing cyber crimes

To check cybercrimes, government and regulators must design policies entailing incentives and tax breaks to encourage private sector participation in...

No record of protected area

In an embarrassing response, Archaeological Survey of India, mandated to protect ancient monuments, does not have record of demarcated area around ma...

Legal Section

Seven days police remand of Crorepati Forest Guard

JAMMU, Feb 17: Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu Sanjeev Gupta today granted seven days police remand of Kewal Sharma a Crorepati Forest Guard who a...

Contempt Petition by Kishtwar Bar against non-shifting of Courts Complex in Old DC Office

DB directs personal appearance of Divisional Commissioner Jammu, DC Kishtwar

Jammu, Feb 21: Division Bench of the State High Court comprising Chief Justice N.Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Alok Aradhe directed the personal app...

Deviation from eligibility conditions prescribed in advertisement notice is impermissible: DB

JAMMU, Feb 20: In a LPA filed by SSRB allowing the writ petitions seeking to quash Notice dated 6.9.2012 and corrigendum dated 20.09.2012 and directi...

Court awards 2 years RI to Bank Manager in corruption case

Jammu, Feb 18: Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu Sanjeev Gupta today awarded two years imprisonment and fine Rs 10,000 to Daleep Kumar Bhat S/O Kans...

CB books fraudster who duped lady Rs 9.50 lacs

Jammu, Feb 18: Crime Branch Jammu register a case against Siddharth Sharma R/o Pacci Dhakki, Jammu who had stolen the ATM card of the complainant alo...

DB upholds life-impriosnment in murder case

JAMMU, Feb 17: While deciding murder case whose trial started in 2002, A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir a...

Pipleshwer Shiv Mandir Management Committee against Jammu Club

DB sets-aside writ court order, remands back to writ court

Jammu, Feb 16: In a LPA filed by Pipleshwer Shiv Mandir Management Committee against the judgment of writ court whereby writ court dismissed the peti...

SIT probing anti-Sikh riots cases submits report to SC

NEW DELHI, Feb 16: The Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is re-investigating 58 cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, has submitted a report to th...


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