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10-year-old killed, 2-year-old battles splinter injuries

4 killed, 23 injured as Pak shells villages, border outposts

JAMMU, May 23: A 10-year-old boy was among five civilians killed today as Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again, firing long-range mortars that hit residential areas near the international border in Jammu region. This comes a day after an eight-month-old was killed in another border village in Akhnoor. As shelling intensified on Galad village that's right next to the border, Krishna ran to his mother who was in the kitchen. That's when a shell landed in their home, killing him instantly. His mother and brother are in critical condition. Like many children in the area, Krishna was at home as schools close to the border have been shut for nearly a week since an escalation in firing from across the border. "The situation is very bad at the border. There has been heavy firing since morning. Around 8.30 am, seven to eight mortars landed in the village," said Subhash Chand, a resident of the village located 70 kilometres from Jammu. Barely a few homes away, another family is in mour...

Ten civilians injured in Anantnag grenade attack

SRINAGAR, May 23: At least ten civilians, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Anantnag district. The t...

Throat-slit body of nurse recovered in SMVD Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

JAMMU, May 23: A 23-year-old nurse was today found dead with her throat slit at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi (SMVD) hospital in Reasi district, a s...

Governor reviews security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

SRINAGAR, May 23: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, chaired a high level meeting at Raj Bhavan here today to review ...

Two MP pilgrims among 3 dead, 6 injured in road accident

JAMMU, May 23: Three persons, including a woman, were today killed and six others injured when a car ploughed into a group of pilgrims from Madhya Pr...

Major briefly detained after hotel scuffle

SRINAGAR, May 23: An Army Major, Nitin Leetul Gogoi, whose decision to tie a civilian to the bonnet of his vehicle in Kashmir last year sparked a row...

Mehbooba calls for cessation of hostilities along border

SRINAGAR, May 23: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed grave concern over the situation prevailing along the borders in the state follow...

Muscular policy on Kashmir is brainless policy: Yashwant

NEW DELHI, May 23: In an apparent swipe at the Centre, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today said a muscular policy on Kashmir is a brainless one as...

HDK sworn in Karnataka CM at mega opposition show of unity

BENGALURU, May 23: JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy was today sworn-in as Karnataka chief minister at a grand ceremony attended by a galaxy of top leader...

IAF’s Cheetah copter crash-lands in Natha Top

JAMMU, May 23: An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crash-landed at Natha Top in Udhampur district soon after it took off on a routine sortie from Ja...

SPO goes missing with ‘stolen’ rifle

SRINAGAR, May 23: A special police officer (SPO) has allegedly gone missing with a service rifle of another cop in Sopore township, a police spokespe...

Indian Air Force douse forest fire in Trikuta Hills

JAMMU, May 23: Indian Air Force helicopters doused a forest fire that broke out in Trikuta Hills of Katra district, using under-slung bambi buckets. ...

5 injured in mortar shelling by Pakistan along IB

JAMMU, May 22: Five people, including a 70-year-old woman, were injured as Pakistani Rangers today fired mortar shells on forward posts and villa...

Living in the shadow of death: People flee border hamlet due to Pak firing

R S PURA, May 22: The metallic smell of gunpowder lingered in the air and thick clouds of smoke belched from the charred houses in the Jorafarm hamle...

Right time for Gov to take over JK: Farooq Pak forces wore ‘thermal suits’ to avoid detection, kill BSF man on IB

NEW DELHI, May 22: Security agencies have flagged a new strategy of Pakistani personnel wearing 'thermal camouflage suits' to avoid detection by Indi...

JK Bank to set up separate vertical for Start-Ups to foster entrepreneurship

SRINAGAR, May 22: J&K Bank will be creating a separate vertical for start-ups to foster entrepreneurship, especially micro and small enterprises segm...

Right time for Gov to take over JK: Farooq

SRINAGAR, May 22: Questioning the Mehbooba Mufti government's silence on the alleged involvement of BJP leaders in a land row in Jammu, former Ja...

Pak not mending its ways: Rajnath

NEW DELHI, May 22: Asserting Pakistan was not "mending its ways", Home Minister Rajnath Singh today sent out a strong message to it over the continui...

No construction in and around Sujwan Military Station: HC

Houses Shopping Malls construction stayed

JAMMU, May 22: In a major development, High Court directed State Authoirties to ensure that no further construction in and arround the Sujwan Militar...

SC comes to lawyer’s aid, asks Raj govt to pay Rs 48 L fees due to him

NEW DELHI, May 22: Bizzare but true!! A lawyer had to knock the doors of the Supreme Court to seek a direction to his client, the Rajasthan governmen...

World News

North Korea military officer defects to S. Korea: Yonhap

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

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...

Netanyahu to meet Putin amid new round of Syria strikes

Jerusalem, May 9: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Moscow today, where he and President Vladimir Putin will discuss military coo...

North and South Korea open hotline between leaders: Seoul

Seoul, Apr 20: The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders today, Seoul's presidential office said, a week before a summit between North Ko...

For Pakistani dockworkers in Dubai, kushti is a way of life

Dubai, Apr 17: Every Friday evening in Dubai's bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions. It is kushti wrestling...

Saudi-led coalition threatens retaliation against Iran over missiles

Riyadh, Mar 27: A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has threatened retaliation against arch-foe Iran, accusing the Shiite power of being behind ...

North Korean leader Kim visits China: Reports

Beijing, Mar 27: Speculation is rife that Kim Jong Un made a surprise visit to China after media reports that a special train believed to be carrying...

After shooting, students make emotional return to Florida school

Washington, Feb 26: Students and teachers returned to a Florida school for the first time since 17 people were killed there, consoling each other eve...

Business News



Man killed inside Rohini Jail by inmate: police

New Delhi, May 22: A 22-year-old man was killed inside Rohini Jail allegedly by a fellow inmate, police said today. The victim was strangulated to de...

PPCB launches compostable bags in Ludhiana

Ludhiana, May 22: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today launched "biodegradable" compostable bags here in its efforts to replace those made...

Building collapses in Jodhpur; 3 rescued

Jodhpur (Raj), May 22: Three persons were rescued from the debris after a building collapsed on a busy road in Sardarpura area here today. Teams of J...

Man kills parents to marry Facebook friend

New Delhi, May 22: A 26-year-old man allegedly killed his parents, after they denied him permission to marry a woman who he befriended on Facebook, i...

Police probe suspected honour killing case in Odisha

Cuttack, May 22: Odisha Police today said it is probing the complaint about a suspected honour killing of a minor girl in Cuttack district. After r...

Delhi Govt planning free dialysis at pvt hospitals: Jain

New Delhi, May 21: The Delhi government is planning to make the dialysis procedure free at private hospitals and dialysis centres on a public-private...

Guj cops oppose Teesta Setalvad’s pre-arrest bail plea

Ahmedabad, May 21: The Ahmedabad crime branch today opposed an anticipatory bail plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand ...

CBI charge-sheets Rotomac promoters

Lucknow/New Delhi, May 21: The CBI has filed its charge sheet against Rotomac Global Pvt. Ltd. and its promoters in connection with the Rs 456.63-cro...


Chief Minister visits Madinatul Uloom, pays obeisance at Dargah Hazratbal

Reviews Dargah beautification plan, directs pacing up of decongestion plan, handing over sanitation to SMC, exploring possibility of community hall construction

SRINAGAR, May 23: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited Jamia Madinatul Uloom at Hazratbal and took stock of its functioning. During the visit...

PWWA’s clean Jammu campaign concludes

Dy CM underlines need for collective efforts

JAMMU, May 23: Stressing on the need to evolve a society where individuals voluntarily submit to the civic standards, Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder ...

India to host ASEAN India Film Festival

NEW DELHI, May 23: Minister of State (I/C) for Information & Broadcasting and Sports & Youth Affairs, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore will inaugurate the Fi...

Tassaduq stresses on effective measures for Hokarsar Wetland conservation

SRINAGAR, May 23: Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, today visited Hokarsar wetland to take stock of various activities being taken by the...

LMD charges Rs 86, 300 fine from 83 erring traders

JAMMU, MAY 23: The market checking squads of Legal Metrology have charged Rs 86,300 fine from 83 business operators during massive market checking dr...

Govt renames Lakhanpur Forest Check Post as Anti-Polythene Check Post

SRINAGAR, May 23: Government today accorded sanction to the renaming of Lakhanpur Forest Check Post as Anti-Polythene Check Post with the sole purpos...

Mehbooba appeals women to play their role in promoting peace, prosperity

Working for empowering women in family, society, would work to evolve consensus on women reservation in J&K

SRINAGAR, May 23: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today appealed women of the State to play their role in promoting peace and prosperity in Jammu & Ka...

British High Commission delegation calls on Dy CM

SRINAGAR, May 23: A 3-member delegation of British High Commission in India called on Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta here today and held wide-...

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Legal Section

Court rejects bail in rape case, directs IG for inquiry as way victim kept in police custody for five days before producing her before magistrate

Jammu, May 23: 3rd Additional Sessions Judge Jammu Haq Nawaz Zargar rejected the bail application of Kuldeep Singh in a rape case. While rejecting t...

Court rejects pre-arrest bail of Head Constable in corruption case

JAMMU, May 22: Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu Sonia Gupta today rejected the pre-arrest bail application of Sohan Sharma presently posted as Head...

DB directs JMC to take action against companies for installing unauthorized towers

JAMMU, May 21: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Navyug Sethi a law student seeking direction to respondents to issue appropriate directions t...

Preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial: HC

Srinagar, May 19: Justice Sanjeev Kumar while quashing detention order of Ghulam Mohammad Tantray, observed that Recourse to normal legal procedure w...

Rapist ties nuptial knot with the victim, acquitted

Bhaderwah, May 19: Principal Sessions Judge Bhaderwah M.K. Sharma, acquitted one Fareed Ahmed S/O Ghulam Rasool R/O Drondi Kellar, Tehsil Bhalla, who...

Two petitions filed on same subject matter through same lawyer

HC takes serious note issue notices to petitioner, his lawyer

JAMMU, May 18: Justice Dhiraj Singh of J&K High Court took serious note in matter where same person filed two petitions on same subject matter throug...

HC upholds PSA of Narco Smuggler

Srinagar, May 18: Justice Sanjeev Kumar of J&K High Court uphold the detention order of Farooq Ahmad Dar a Narco Smuggler. While dissming the petiti...

DB directs Comm/Secy PWD (R&B) to finalize inquiry in RDA Scam within two months

Jammu, May 18: In the much publicized PIL highlighting alleged hushing up of Rajouri Development Authority Scam, a Division Bench of the State High C...


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