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Militants gun down political activist in Pulwama; row over party affiliation

SRINAGAR, Apr 25: A political activist was killed in a militant attack today in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said, but the ruling PDP and opposition Congress were locked in a row over the party affiliation of the victim. Ghulam Nabi Patail, a resident of Shadimarg area in Pulwama, succumbed to injuries while being taken to a hospital after the attack in Rajpora Chowk area which also left two policemen injured. As political parties promptly condemned the killing. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti described Patail as a senior Congress leader while the Congress said he was a "well-known PDP activist". National Conference leader Omar Abdullah waded into the row, saying if neither PDP nor Congress was willing to own Patail as one of their own, he could be called an NC worker. The Congress and the PDP were not keen on owning the killed leader as their own to avoid conveying to their workers that they were at risk, Abdullah, a former chief minister claimed. Giving de...

SC judges urge CJI to hold full court on issues plaguing judiciary

NEW DELHI, Apr 25: Two senior judges of the Supreme Court, Justices Ranjan Gogoi and M B Lokur, have urged the Chief Justice of India to hold a full ...

India sends high-level delegation to Paris meet on combating terror financing

NEW DELHI, Apr 25: A two-day-long multilateral meet on evolving an effective mechanism to contain terror financing began today in Paris which is bein...


HC directs State, CBI to file objections

JAMMU, Apr 25: In a much publicized Kathua rape and murder of minor in which two cops who are allegedly accused filed petition in the state High Cour...

Chief Justice, Law Minister lay foundation of AG’s Office

JAMMU, Apr 25: Chief Justice (Acting), J&K High Court Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar today laid the foundation stone for construction of Advocate Ge...

Welcome Khurshid’s remark, other leaders should also introspect: Farooq

SRINAGAR, Apr 25: NC president Farooq Abdullah today welcomed the remarks of Congress leader Salman Khurshid that the national party has "Muslims...

Dineshwar calls on Chief Minister

JAMMU, Apr 25: The Centre's Special Representative for Jammu & Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, who is in the winter capital, called on the Chief Minister,...

30% interim relief in basic pay, pension for members of JK Subordinate Judicial Services, Pensioners

JAMMU, Apr 25: The Government today sanctioned release of Interim Relief @ 30% of Basic Pay/ Basic Pension (including family pension) of the members ...

Asaram found guilty of raping teenager in 2013, awarded life term

JODHPUR, Apr 25: A Jodhpur court today awarded life sentence to self-styled godman Asaram after holding him guilty of raping a teenage girl in his as...

BOPEE CET Scam 2012: Court awards five years RI and Rs 1 Crore fine to Ex-Chairman BOPEE

SRINAGAR, Apr 25: Special Judge Anticorruption Srinagar Yash Paul Bourney today in much publicized BOPEE CET Scam 2012 awarded 5 years RI and fine R...

Cab approves signing of pact with BRICS nations for regulation of medical products for human use

NEW DELHI, Apr 25: The government today gave its nod to the signing of a pact with medicine regulatory agencies of BRICS nations on cooperation in th...

India, China to resume annual military exercise later this year

NEW DELHI, Apr 25: Suspended after the Doklam face-off, the bilateral military exercise of India and China is likely to resume this year, in sync wit...

Jaitley attends Cabinet meeting, to chair GST Council meet on May 4

NEW DELHI, Apr 25: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today attended a meeting of the Union Cabinet, the first after he began dialysis for a kidney ailmen...

1300 kanals State land retrieved in massive anti-encroachment drive

SRINAGAR, Apr 25: Continuing its anti-encroachment drive against illegal land grabbers in the district, the Srinagar district administration Wednesda...

Cop goes missing with rifle, suspected to have deserted police

SRINAGAR, Apr 25: A policeman, posted in Budgam district, is suspected to have deserted the force and is believed to have fled with his service rifle...

JK Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance-2018 approvedJK Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance-2018 approved


JAMMU, Apr 24: The state cabinet that met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti approved the Jammu and Kashmir Cr...

4 JeM terrorists killed in Pulwama; 2 security force personnel also lose life

SRINAGAR, Apr 24: Four Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were gunned down while two security forces' personnel also lost their life in a fierce e...

SSP Jammu directed to appear in court on May 3

Court issues contempt notice to SSP Jammu, stops salary of SHO Domana for disobeying court order

JAMMU, Apr 24: Mr. Yahaya Firdous Spl. Railway Magistrate Sub-Judge, Jammu taking strong note of not complying with court direction by SSP Jammu ...

Guv promulgates ‘The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018’

Video Conferencing introduced in CrPC

JAMMU, Apr 24: Governor N. N. Vohra has promulgated "The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018". The provisions of the existing Code...

Crime Branch to approach court against lawyer

JAMMU, Apr 24: The Crime Branch will soon approach a local court in Kathua against a defence lawyer who is allegedly circulating twisted facts in the...

World News

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...

Bangladesh court extends bail for Zia until March 13

Dhaka, Feb 26: A court in Bangladesh today extended the bail of imprisoned ex-prime minister and main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia until March 13...

Ex- Donald Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy, lying

COLUMBIA: President Donald Trump`s former campaign deputy Rick Gates pleaded guilty Friday to fraud and lying, pledging to cooperate with Special Cou...

Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey

Ankara/Beirut: Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria`s northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish a...

Business News



Man shoots dead his brother over land dispute

Ghaziabad, Apr 24: A man today shot dead his younger brother allegedly over a land dispute in Sultanpur village, police said. Senior superintendent o...

Amarinder agrees to rename Gol Chowk in Phagwara

Chandigarh, Apr 24: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today gave in-principle approval for renaming the Phagwara city's 'Gol Chowk' as 'Samvidhan...

Woman arrested for murdering four of family in Kerala

Kannur (Ker), Apr 24: A 34-year-old woman was today arrested in connection with the death of four members of her family, including two children, in a...

Four hurt in gas cylinder explosion

Mumbai, Apr 24: A cooking gas cylinder exploded today inside a room in a chawl in suburban Dahisar, leaving four persons seriously injured, a civic o...

Two minor girls sexually assaulted in Assam

Tezpur/Dhubri, Apr 24: Two minor girls were allegedly sexually assaulted in Assam's Sonitpur and Dhubri districts today following which a Home Guard ...

Haryana Police arrest 2 for duping people

Chandigarh, Apr 24: The Haryana Police has arrested two persons, who had allegedly duped people on the pretext of doubling their money in five years,...

CBSE papers leak: Suspended CBSE official quizzed

New Delhi, Apr 24: On the eve of Class 12 economics paper re-test, police today questioned the CBSE official who was suspended for laxity in supervis...

Maximum temperature rises in most parts of HP

Shimla, Apr 24: The maximum temperatures rose by a few notches in most parts of Himachal Pradesh today, with Una recording the hottest in the region ...


Gov inaugurates PET CT Scan facility at Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal

JAMMU, Apr 25: To mark the completion of two years of functioning of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal, a PET CT ...

Women activists’ delegation calls on Mehbooba

Compliments CM for bringing stringent law to deal with crimes against women

JAMMU, Apr 25: A delegation of women legal luminaries, intellectuals and academicians from the national capital called on the Chief Minister, Mehboob...

Jitendra enumerates Govt’s welfare initiatives for poor

UDHAMPUR, Apr 25: As a part of effective implementation of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in the district to commemorate the birth Anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambed...

FTII’s digital film production course concludes

SRINAGAR, Apr 25: A month-long digital film production course, conducted by FTII Pune in collaboration with Directorate of Information concluded toda...

Governor Rule shall only save J&K from further death & destruction: Bhim

JAMMU, Apr 25: Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party today urged Shri Ramnath Kovind, the President of India to impose Governor R...

Kavinder inaugurates newly constructed building of GHSS Channi

JAMMU, Apr 25: In order to provide better infrastructures and quality education in government schools, Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly...

J&K Bank commissions ATM at JLNM Hospital

Parvez holds interactive session with the hospital staff

Srinagar, Apr 25: J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed and Director General Health Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman today jointly inaugurated the Automated Tell...

KAS officers meet Mehbooba, thank her for time-bound grade promotion, pay revision

Hopeful these steps would improve governance efficiency, lead to better service delivery: CM

JAMMU, Apr 25: A delegation of representatives of Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) Officers Association called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mu...

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SAC asks state to lay down criteria for entitlement of Government accommodation

JAMMU, Apr 25: The State Accountability Commission has required the Government to lay down criteria for entitlement of Government accommodation to va...

DB dismisses petitions of ex-Ministers & legislature challenging eviction notice

JAMMU, Apr 24: Division Bench of the State High Court Comprising Justice Janak Raj Kotwal and Justice Sanjeev Kumar today dismissed the LPA filed by ...

Petition filed in High Court seeking CBI probe in Rassana Rape & Murder case

JAMMU, Apr 23: Two alleged accused namely Anand Dutta & Deepak Khajuria filed petition in the State High Court seeking CBI probe. Adv Veenu Gupta who...

LoC traders to deposits 5 lacs as security

HC quashes Govt order pertaining to traders

Jammu, Apr 23: In a petititon filed by Akshay Trader Poonch & Ors seek quashment of order bearing No. 121-IND of 2017, dated 31.05.2017 and impugned ...

Court rejects bail in bovine smuggling

Jammu, Apr 21: Sub-Judge Katra Sandeep Gandotra rejected the bail applications Mohd Itfaq S/o Nazeer Ahmed and Mohd. Shafi S/o Kala involved in bovin...

Brick kiln owner shall develop green belt consisting of three rows of evergreen broadleaved trees around the periphery of the Brick Kiln in staged manner: DB

Jammu, Apr 20: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) highlighting degradation of environment due to the activities of brick kilns, Division Bench of ...

Alleged Hushing up of RDA Scam by SVO

GAD files fresh status report, seeks more time to disclose current status of inquiry

JAMMU, Apr 19: In the much publicized PIL highlighting alleged hushing up of Rajouri Development Authority Scam, the General Administration Departmen...

129 ISM centers rendered defunct due to withdrawal of Doctors

SAC took serious note and issued directions to Health Dept

JAMMU, Apr 19: Taking serious note of the Media reports/complaints regarding alleged malfunctioning and administrative break down in the Indian Syste...


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