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3 militants, woman killed in encounter

Srinagar, Dec 11: Three militants and a woman were today killed during an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir, police said here. Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said the slain militants were apparently Pakistanis. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the early hours in Unisoo village of Handwara following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said. He said the search operation turned into an encounter as the hiding militants fired upon the forces conducting the searches. During the gunfight, three militants were killed, the official said adding the slain militants were most probably affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). He said their bodies along with three weapons have been recovered from the encounter site. One woman was also killed in the exchange of fire, the official said. Vaid said on Twitter, "In Unisoo Handwara all the three terrorists apparently Pakist...

2 security Bank guards killed in Shopian terrorist attack

Srinagar, Dec 11: In an act of terrorism, two security guards of J&K Bank were killed by terrorists in Shopian's Kral Check area. Today at about 150...

Jammu records lowest day temperature after heavy rains

#Jammu-Srinagar highway closed; Army porter feared dead in avalanche in Bandipora

JAMMU, Dec 11: Jammu, the winter capital capital of Jammu and Kashmir, today recorded its lowest temperature this season as mercury nose-dived nine n...

Ops Outreach: To bring local militants back to mainstream, Cops meet their kin

Jammu, Dec 11: In an effort to bring local militants back to the mainstream, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has launched "Operation Outreach" under whi...

Two bank officials booked for embezzling Rs 21 lakh

Jammu, Dec 11: The Jammu and Kashmir crime branch have booked a former bank manager and a retired clerk for allegedly embezzling Rs 21 lakh from a ba...

Farooq decries exploiting religion for political, electoral gains

Mahatma’s country cannot be fragmented on religion basis

JAMMU, Dec 11: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday decried exploitation of religious sentiments for political and electoral ga...

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli get married in Italy

Mumbai, Dec 11: India's most watched couple -- Bollywood star Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli -- on Monday tied the knot in Ita...

French journo arrested for violating visa, passport norms

Srinagar, Dec 11: A freelance French journalist was arrested for allegedly filming pellet victims and some politicians in Kashmir by violating visa a...

SC puts off for eight weeks hearing on plea to treat Hindus as minorities in J&K

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the matter for eight weeks pertaining to a petition seeking a direction to give the benefits...

Cong entrapped in blue whale game, final episode on Dec 18: PM

PATAN (GUJARAT), Dec 11: The Congress is “entrapped” in ‘Blue Whale’ challenge and will see the final episode on December 18, Prime Minister Narendra...

Modi talks of Pakistan, China but not Gujarat: Rahul

Tharad/Savli (Guj), Dec 11: President-elect of the Congress Rahul Gandhi today took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talking about Pakista...

Rahul elected Cong president, to assume office on Dec 16

New Delhi, Dec 11: Rahul Gandhi was elected the Congress president today, marking a generational shift in the grand old party and becoming the sixth ...

Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hits JK

JAMMU, Dec 11: A medium intensity earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Jammu and Kashmir early today, the IMD said. According to the Na...

7 PoK guests arrive; 5 Kashmiris cross over to other side of LoC

SRINAGAR, Dec 11: Seven guests from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here while five Kashmiris crossed over to the other side of the Line of C...

Only 29% female Internet users in India

New Delhi, Dec 11: Internet usage in India is still a "male preserve", with only 29 per cent of online users being females, thus underlining a "digit...

India counters US stand over special treatment to developing nations

Buenos Aires, Dec 11: India today sought to counter concerns expressed by the US over special treatment to developing nations by the WTO, saying the ...

‘Dangal’ actor Zaira Wasim molested on Delhi-Mumbai flight

Mumbai, Dec 10: Actor Zaira Wasim has alleged she was molested by a co-passenger on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight, prompting the Maharashtra State Comm...

Mehbooba says she is appalled

SRINAGAR, Dec 10: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said she was appalled by the incident wherein ‘Dangal’ fame actress Zaira Was...

JCO injured in Rajouri as Pak forces violate ceasefire

Jammu, Dec 10: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was injured when the Pakistani forces violated ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the Line ...

Restrictions continues in parts of Srinagar

SRINAGAR, Dec 10: Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to maintain law and order in view of a strike and a march to the local ...

World News

China showcases jet fighters on South China Sea island

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North Korea says it is nuclear state with US in missile strike range

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Trump applauds Ivanka for promoting women entrepreneurs in India

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Cops foil attack on school in Australia, 2 teenagers arrested

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US will not tolerate Pak providing safe havens to terrorists: Haley

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Indian flies to Singapore to buy new iPhone as wedding gift for daughter

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Federal Government notifies 21 states of election hacking

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Business News



Hearing in illegal telephone case adjourned to Dec 15

Chennai, Dec 11: A special court today adjourned hearing of the "illegal" telephone exchange case against former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran and h...

Trader rescued from abductors, 2 held: Police

New Delhi, Dec 11: A trader of electronics goods, who was abducted by two men, including one of his former employees, was rescued today from Nilothi ...

Police needs to do more to curb power theft: HC opines

New Delhi, Dec 7: The police needs to do much more to deter people from resorting to power theft, even though it was taking action in such cases, the...

HC allows Vikas Barala to take exam under police custody

Chandigarh, Dec 7: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today allowed Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala, booked on charges of stalking...

Uproar in Odisha Assembly over Mahanadi dispute

Bhubaneswar, Dec 7: The Odisha Assembly today witnessed repeated adjournments as members of three major political parties - BJD, BJP and Congress - e...

NGT raps Punjab, Haryana over their action plan on pollution

New Delhi, Dec 7: The National Green Tribunal today slammed Punjab and Haryana governments for filing generalised action plans to combat air pollutio...

Tripura journalists call on Dr Jitendra

NEW DELHI, Dec 4: A delegation of journalists from Tripura representing the "Forum for Protection of Journalists" today called on Union Minister of S...

CS reviews progress of tourism projects under PMDP

Asks officers to ensure productive use of available resources; Calls for regular monitoring, better coordination with executing agencies to address bottlenecks

JAMMU, Dec 4: Chief Secretary B B Vyas today called for fast-pacing tourism projects in the State to ensure productive use of the resources available...


Mehbooba continued to listen to deputations till 2 am, longest interaction in decades

Releases Rs. 25 lacs for digital X-ray at Distt. Hosptl; Rs. 20 lacs for local stadium; Rs. 15 lacs for constructing footpaths at Palmas

DODA, Dec 11: In what could be described as one of the longest public interactions over the decades, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti disposed the comp...

Gov, First Lady participate in 52nd Raising Day celebrations of BSF

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: Governor N.N. Vohra and First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra, participated in the 52nd Raising Day celebrations of the Border Security Force...

IGP Jammu discusses R-Day celebration arrangements

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: Inspector General of Police Jammu S. D. Singh today convened a high level meeting to discuss the arrangements for ensuing Republic...

7 more districts to get PoS machines at FPSs by mid-January: Zulfkar

Exhorts officers to meet set deadlines under e-PDS

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: As a sequel to equip the fair price outlets with Point of Sale (PoS) machines to ensure added accountability and transparency, the...

DOPT trying best to clear backlog of promotions: Dr Jitendra

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Develop ment of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personn...

Comprehensive programme undertaken to augment infra, promote sports activities: Dy CM

Inaugurates 63rd National School Games

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said the government has undertaken a comprehensive programme to give a fillip to spor...

DSS delegation meets Governor

Jammu, Dec 11: A sixteen member delegation of Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS), comprising retired senior civil, police, military officers, serving academicia...

CS inspects highway upgradation, rail link project works

Reviews progress on New Qazigund-Banihal Road Tunnel, Banihal-Nashri stretch of highway; Takes stock of winter preparedness at Anantnag, Banihal, Ramban

SRINAGAR/JAMMU, Dec 11: Expressing dismay over the sluggish pace of work on the upgradation of the arduous Banihal-Ramban stretch of Srinagar-Jammu n...

OP-ED News

Legal Section

Alleged hushing up of RDA scam

DB issues notices to CS, GAD & Delinquent IAS Officer in a plea seeking shifting of Excise Commissioner

Jammu, Dec 11: In the much publicized Public Interest Litigation (PIL) highlighting the alleged hushing up of Rajouri Development Authority Scam, tod...

Court rejects bail of three in murder case

JAMMU, Dec 11: Principal Sessions Judge Jammu Vinod Chatterji Koul rejected the bail applications of Rattan Singh, Charanjeet Singh and Ram Singh who...

Court rejects bail of three in murder case

JAMMU, Dec 11: Principal Sessions Judge Jammu Vinod Chatterji Koul rejected the bail applications of Rattan Singh, Charanjeet Singh and Ram Singh who...

HC dismissed petition against Maj Duhoon

JAMMU, Dec 9: In a petition filed by Ghulam Mohammad War regarding death of his son by Army, seeking direction the respondents to conduct an inquiry ...

Court awards life-imprisonment in Jeban Murder case after 23 years

JAMMU, Dec 7: While deciding 23 years oldest murder case of the State, Principal Sessions Judge Jammu Vinod Chatterji Koul today awarded rigorous lif...

PIL seeking including Dogri as subject in J&K

DB directs State to file affidavit

Katra, Dec 6: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Vikram Malhotra social activist and a politician seeking direction to State for implemen...

Secys of CJ, Judges entitled to grades equivalent to KAS

DB directs to file complaince or Law Secy to appear in person

Jammu, Dec 6: In a contempt petition filed by Secys of CJ, Judges seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against the respondents for non implemen...

SCDRC directs Lal Path Lab to pay Rs 35000/- for unfair trade practices

Jammu, Dec 5: A Bench consisting of Justice (Retd) Sunil Hali, Ptresident and D.K. Kapoor former Distt. and Sessions Judge, Member J&K Consumer Commi...


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