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Pulwama carnage mastermind among 3 Jaish terrorists killed; Major, 3 jawans also martyred

Brigade Commander, Lt Colonel, DIG among 9 injured

SRINAGAR, Feb 18: Three Jaish terrorists, including a Pakistani commander of the group linked to the February 14 CRPF bombing, and an Army major were among nine people killed in a 16-hour encounter in Pulwama district on Monday, officials said. At least nine security personnel, including a brigade commander and a lieutenant colonel and a deputy inspector general of the Jammu and Kashmir police, were injured in the gun battle in Pulwama's Pinglan area, about 12 km from where a suicide bomber belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed drove his explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus last week, killing 40 jawans. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Amit Kumar was injured in an encounter between security forces and terrorists here, the police said. Kumar was hit by a bullet in his leg and was shifted to Army hospital, the police said. His condition is said to be stable. The Pinglan encounter claimed the lives four Army personnel, a policeman, three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists and a civilian, t...

Curfew relaxed for 3 hours in 5 areas, authorities urge people to maintain peace

JAMMU, Feb 18: The authorities Monday relaxed curfew for three hours in parts of the city where it was imposed on Friday following massive anti-Pakis...

MHA briefs EC about JK situation on holding simultaneous LS, Assembly polls

NEW DELHI, Feb 18: A high-level team of the Ministry of Home Affairs, led by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, on Monday briefed the Election Commiss...

Fire damages medicines worth lakhs at GMC hospital

JAMMU, Feb 18: Medicines worth lakhs of rupees got destroyed in a major fire which broke out at the drug store of the Government Medical College (GMC...

Strong action must be taken against terrorists, those who aid them: India-Argentina joint statement

New Delhi, Feb 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Argentine President Mauricio Macri Monday asserted that strong measures must be taken against ter...

Time for talks has passed: PM Modi after Pulwama attack

NEW DELHI, Feb 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the time for talks has passed and called on world leaders for united action against te...

Morale of armed forces high: Rajnath

New Delhi, Feb 18: The morale of armed forces in the country is high and they are achieving success in neutralising terrorists, Union Home Minister R...

Kulbhushan Jadhav given death sentence in ‘opaque trial’, should be released: India to ICJ

THE HAGUE [NETHERLANDS], Feb 18: India on Monday told the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that its national Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to d...

Swaraj meets her Moroccon counterpart, discusses ways to enhance bilateral ties

RABAT, Feb 18: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Moroccon counterpart Nasser Bourita Monday held talks during which they reviewed the c...

J&K Bank postpones recruitment examination

SRINAGAR, Feb 18: Amid the unfolding situation within the state and in response to the apprehensions expressed by the candidates through print, elect...

BJP using Pulwama terror strike to attack opposition parties, alleges Omar

SRINAGAR, Feb 18: National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said the Bharatiya Janata Party has "politicised" the Pulwama attack and was ...

Cross-LoC bus service suspended

JAMMU, Feb 18: The weekly Poonch-Rawalakot cross-LoC bus service was suspended Monday in view of the prevailing law and order situation in Jammu, fol...

Bloodshed will only stop when Centre overhauls its approach to JK: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR, Feb 18: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Monday expressed condolences to the families of soldiers killed in the Pulwama encounter, saying the b...

SC to consider plea for urgent hearing of PIL against Art 370 granting spl status to JK

NEW DELHI, Feb 18: The Supreme Court on Monday said that it would look into the plea seeking urgent hearing of a PIL challenging the constitutional v...

Curfew enters day 3, efforts on to restore normalcy

#Educational Institutions to remain closed today

Jammu, Feb 17: Curfew in Jammu city continued for the third day with police and CRPF personnel asking people to stay indoors. The curfew, which was i...

Security cover of 6 Separatist leaders withdrawn

SRINAGAR, Feb 17: The security cover of six separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was withdrawn Sunday, a decision that comes in the aft...

Normal life affected after bandh call in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, Feb 17: Normal life was affected in Kashmir on Sunday due to a valley-wide bandh called by trade bodies here against the alleged harassment...

I feel the same fire in my heart that’s raging inside you: Modi

BARAUNI (Bihar), Feb 17: "I feel the same fire in my heart that's raging inside you," Prime Minister NarendraModi said on Sunday while referring to t...

Fake news about harassment of Kashmiri students being propagated on social media: CRPF

Issues advisory against fake photos of body parts of martyrs on social media

New Delhi, Feb 17: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Sunday stated that fake news is being circulated over social media about the alleged ha...

Country’s chowkidar is pure, not chor: Rajnath

Pak patronising terrorism, Pulwama attack an act of frustration

BHADRAK (Odisha), Feb 17: Union Home Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh Sunday asserted that the country's "chowkidar (watchman) is pure and not a...

World News

Trump denies wrongdoing, slams Cohen ‘stories’ on hush payments

Washington, Aug 23: Donald Trump has insisted he did nothing wrong after his longtime attorney implicated him in illicit hush payments made before th...

UK plans to adopt EU rules in case of no-deal Brexit

London, Aug 23: Britain's Brexit secretary said today that London will take unilateral action and respect EU rules in some sectors to keep trade flow...

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...

Business News



India briefs Heads of Missions of Arab countries on Pak’s role in Pulwama attack

New Delhi, Feb 16: India on Saturday briefed Heads of Missions of Arab countries about Islamabad's role in sponsoring terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed ...

Amarinder wants open jails for women inmates

Patiala, Jan 27: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has favoured the setting up of open jails for the female prisoners in the state to ease their ...

Modi lays foundation for AIIMS in Tamil Nadu

Madurai, Jan 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday laid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Thoppur near here a...

We failed in our protest over Sabarimala issue: BJP

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19: The BJP Saturday admitted that its fight to protect the faith of devotees on the Sabarimala issue was 'not entirely succe...

Hazare asks youth to follow Gandhi’s principles

Hyderabad, Jan 19: Social activist Anna Hazare Saturday asked the youth to follow Mahatma Gandhi's principles and said he adopted his ideas and dedic...

CM unveils TN start-up policy, focus on 1 lakh new jobs

Chennai, Jan 19: Chief Minister K Palaniswami Saturday unveiled a start-up policy that aims to nurture 5,000 technology startups in Tamil Nadu and fu...

Manipuri man attacked in Munirka

New Delhi, Jan 19: A 28-year-old man who belongs to the northeast was injured after he was stabbed allegedly by unidentified men in an isolated area ...

Missing veterinary doctor found dead in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar (UP) Jan 12: A 45-year-old veterinary doctor was found dead at Morna town under Bhopa Police Station limits here on Saturday, officials...


LOs in touch with college authorities to ensure JK students don’t face any problems: Govt

JAMMU, Feb 18: The Govern-ment today said that the Liaison Officers in various states are in constant touch with local administrations and college au...

CB books revenue officials, beneficiaries for grabbing 45 kanals of state land at Pahalgam

SRINAGAR, Feb 18: Crime Branch Kashmir today registered a case against revenue officials and the beneficiaries for illegal transferring state land at...

Alert CRPF guard ensured timely response to fire in GMCH

JAMMU, feb 18: Alertness of CRPF guard ensured timely response to fire in GMCH. On 17.02.2019, at about 2100 hrs, Drug store building of GMCH caught ...

Army organises tuition classes

JAMMU, feb 18: In an initiative to uplift the educational standards of students of classes 8th to 12th and to help them perform better in upcoming se...

Training, demonstration of EVMs, VVPATs from Feb 21

DC Kargil reviews arrangements

KARGIL, Feb 18: In order to conduct training and demonstration of EVMs and VVPATs in the district in view of the upcoming General and Assembly elect...

DDC holds public grievances redresal camp at Ramban

RAMBAN, Feb 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today conducted one day public grievances redressal camp at Ra...

New scheme for youth, women based SHGs on cards: Div Com

SRINAGAR, Feb 18: The Divisional Comm issioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that government is preparing a new scheme for youth and women b...

Talk on cancer myths held

Chandigarh, Feb18: A health talk on cancer myths was held at Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula today. During talk, Dr. Jatin Sarin, chief medical oncol...

OP-ED News

Govt departments failed to complete developmental works

The MPLAD Scheme is essentially for the developmental works and creation of durable community assets. The MPs have recommendatory role and District A...

Delay in completion of preliminary verification

Despite lapse of over three months, State Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has failed to complete preliminary verification into the much-publicized fraud...

Work still pending despite lapse of 6 years

The Indian System of Medicines (ISM) has diverted the Central Government funds worth Rs 20 crore, meant for setting up of two research Centres, to th...

Mockery of Govt order

Making a mockery of the Government order, Orderlies, drivers, water carriers, operators, drivers, Daftaris, Jamadars and PSOs of three senior IAS off...

Reversing historic decision

The Governor's administration has reversed historic decision of previous PDP-BJP Government headed by Mehbooba Mufti, by which stamp duty on registra...

No sanction of any more divisions

In another major snub to National Conference and People's Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Satya Pal Malik has ruled out sanction of any more divisio...

Reservation for Pahari Speaking People

The Governor's nod has finally cleared the way for three percent reservation to the persons belonging to Pahari Speaking community on the basis of th...

Blocking Corruption

Known for his outspoken views, Governor Satya Pal Malik today once again targeted bureaucrats and political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir even as he d...

Legal Section

DB directs Govt to examine commercial viability of Dal weed

SRINAGAR, feb 18:A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sanjeev Kumar directed Govt to examine the commercial viability an...

PIL on preservation and protection of Gulmarg

HC takes serious note on illegally-occupied land

SRINAGAR, FEB 14: A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sanjeev Kumar took serious note of illegall...

Shetty Pay Commission: DB expresses displeasure for non-implementation of order

JAMMU, FEB 13: In a petition is filed by the employees borne on the cadre of Subordinate Courts through JEWA State President Mangat Ram Parihar & O...

Infant trafficking case

DB directs State to file latest status report

SRINAGAR, FEB 12: In connection to an alleged incident of abandonment and trafficking of an infant, A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising C...

Court denies bail in minor rape case

REASI, FEB 12: Principal Sessions Judge Reasi Kamlesh Pandita today rejected the bail plea of Hem Raj who allegedly imvolved in rape with minor. ...

DB directives in PIL regarding child abuse

JAMMU, FEB 11: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Advocate Shivan Mahajan against child abuse, A Division Bench of State High Court Compr...

Alleged construction of Educational Complex on 10 Kanals Forest Land by Ex- Minister

DB directs State to file map of Bahu

JAMMU, FEB 7: In a petition filed and argued by Advocate Ankur Sharma , seeking registration of FIR against Ex-BJP Cabinet Minister Abdul Gani Kohl...

News item on ‘Himayat’ scheme treated as PIL

JAMMU, FEB 6: Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan in Public Interest Litigation, afte...


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