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Kovind for people-govt partnership for India's growth with compassion & humanism

NEW DELHI, Aug 14: President Ram Nath Kovind today pitched for a partnership between citizens and the government to create a New India by 2022 that is a "compassionate society" and includes the "humanist component integral to the nation's DNA". In his maiden address to the Nation on the eve of 71st Independence Day, Kovind remembered the role of leaders of Independence struggle including Jawaharlal Nehru. He said the generation that brought us to freedom was diverse which included men and women from all parts of the country and a variety of "political and social thought". Asking people to draw inspiration from freedom fighters, Kovind said there was a need to invoke the same spirit today for nation building. "The stress on the moral basis of policy and action, belief in unity and discipline, faith in a synthesis of heritage and science, and promotion of the rule of law and of education all of it is located in a partnership between citizen and government," he said. Kovind said tha...

Vohra calls for collective effort to ensure stability in J&K

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today called for collective efforts from all mainstream political parties to counter the f...

Our constitutional position sound basis of mutual trust, tolerance, cooperation: Mehbooba

A better idea only can defeat another idea, dialogue provides better solutions, Indo-Pak friendship in State’s best interests

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asserted that the constitutional position enjoyed by the State provides a sound basis of c...

Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar

One killed in clashes with security forces

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to maintain law and order in the wake of killing of two civilians i...

Want concrete shape to PM’s assurance on Art 35A: Omar

JAMMU, Aug 14: National Conference chief Omar Abdullah today insisted that his party does not question the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with In...

5-judge Constitution bench may hear plea against Art 35A

NEW DELHI, Aug 14: The issue of Article 35A, which provides special rights to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, seems to be heading into a major con...

Grenade attack by militants injures 4 securitymen

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Four security personnel were injured today in a grenade attack by militants in central Kashmir's Budgam district, police said. Mil...

2 Harkat-ul-Mujahideen militants arrested in Kupwara

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Two militants belonging to Harkat-ul-Mujahideen outfit were today arrested in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said. A...

Defend India’s borders with all your might: Jaitley to forces

NEW DELHI, Aug 14: In the backdrop of rising cross border terror activities in Kashmir and standoff with China in Dokalam, Defence Minister Arun Jait...

Govt initiates process for constitution of maiden Law Commission

SRINAGAR, Aug 12: The Government today accorded formal sanction to the establishment of Law Commission in the State for a period of three years. The...

Gorakhpur hospital tragedy continues, 6 more children die

GORAKHPUR/BENGALURU, Aug 14: Six more children have died from encephalitis since Saturday at state-run BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur wher...

Pak troops target Indian posts along LoC

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Pakistani troops today targeted Indian posts at two places along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir ...

Hizb names successor to slain ‘operational commander’

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Hizbul Mujahideen today named Mohammad bin Qasim as its "field operational commander" in Kashmir in place of Yaseen Yattoo who was ...

Aslam’s ED custody extended by 6 days

Geelani’s son-in-law, 3 others sent to judicial custody

NEW DELHI, Aug 14: A Delhi court today extended by six days the ED custody of alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani, arrested in connection with ...

SVO books then MD J&K Co-Operative Housing Corporation

JAMMU, Aug 14: Vigilance Organization registered a case against Brij Bhushan, then MD and other officers/officials of J&K Co-operative Housing Corpor...

I-day: CG police jawan gets lone PPMG; 990 policemen decorated

NEW DELHI, Aug 14: A Chhattisgarh Police jawan, who laid down his life fighting Naxals, has been named on the eve of the Independence Day today for t...

Self-styled Hizb ops commander Ghaznavi killed in Shopian gunfight


SRINAGAR, Aug 13: In a jolt to Hizbul Mujahideen, its three militants, including self-styled chief operations commander Yasin Itoo alias 'Gaznavi...

4 ceasefire violations by Pak; 3 jawans injured

JAMMU/SRINAGAR, Aug 13: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire four times along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, Rajouri and Baramulla distr...

Sterlite, Tata Power, other Contractors damage forests, wildlife sanctuary in J&K

Sheer violation of SC directions, guidelines

JAMMU, Aug 13: Some of the Contractors engaged in laying power transmission lines have damaged and defaced the slopes of Hirapora Wildlife Sanctuary ...

Govt working on a ‘permanent solution’ to Kashmir issue: Rajnath

NEW DELHI, Aug 13: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the incidents of stone pelting in Kashmir Valley had declined and that the Centre was worki...

World News

Trump, Macron discuss global issues: White House

Washington, Aug 5: US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have discussed various global issues, including mutual intere...

UN to vote on tougher North Korea sanctions

United Nations, Aug 5 (AFP) The UN Security Council will vote today on a US-drafted resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea, diplomats have sa...

Khrushchev blasted Mao for 1959 border skirmish with India

Beijing, Aug 5: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev squarely blamed China's Mao Zedong for the border skirmish in 1959 with India and the subsequent esca...

546 Indian nationals in Pakistan jails

Islamabad: At least 546 Indian nationals, including nearly 500 fishermen, are languishing in Pakistani jails, according to a list, the Pakistan gover...

Pentagon delays plan for transgender recruits

District of Columbia: Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday delayed a plan by Barack Obama's administration to start accepting transgender recruit...

Protests in Hong Kong as Xi Jinping swears in new leader

Hong Kong: President Xi Jinping swore in new Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday as the politically divided city marked 20 years since it was han...

India needs to improve water management regimes: Expert

Singapore: India needs to improve its water management regimes across the country to attract foreign investments and technologies, an industry expert...

Indian-origin boy in UK gets 162 IQ points, more than Einstein

London: An 11-year-old Indian-origin boy in the UK has secured the top possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, two points higher than geniuses Albe...

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20-year-old woman raped, thrown off fourth floor

New Delhi, Aug 13: A 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped and then thrown off the fourth floor of a house here in a semi-nude condition by a man who...

HP CPI (M) to launch state-wide campaign

Shimla, Aug 12: The Himachal Pradesh unit of the CPI (M) will launch a state-wide campaign against the “anti- people” and “pro-corporate policies” of...

Naxal commander held in Dantewada

Raipur, Aug 6: A Maoist section commander, carrying a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, was arrested from Chhattis garh's insurgency-hit Dant ewa...

Sanitation workers die of asphyxiation, BJP seeks probe

New Delhi, Aug 6: Three sanitation workers died allegedly due to asphyxiation today while cleaning a drain in southeast Delhi's Lajpat Nagar, with th...

Man accused of sexually assaulting minor held

Gurgaon, Aug 6: An man has been arrested for an alleged sexual assault on a seven year old girl in the posh Sushant Lok area of Gurgaon, the police s...

Court says no bail for juvenile as his life may be in danger

New Delhi, Aug 6: A juvenile accused of murder has been denied bail by a Delhi court which has said his life was in danger outside the observation ho...

Timely justice part of good governance: Haryana Governor

Chandigarh, Aug 6: Timely justice is an essential component of good governance, Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki today said while stressing that...

KCR’s accusations on GST not proper: Dattatreya

Hyderabad, Aug 6: Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya today took exception to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's accusations that the Centr...


Dy CM reviews status of mega developmental projects

Asks officials to work in synergy for discernible results

JAMMU, Aug 14: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh today reviewed the status of mega developmental projects being executed in Jammu here at...

Ganga inaugurates development works at Bari Brahmana

JAMMU, Aug 14: Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today inaugurated upgraded lanes and drains at Ward No.1, 8, 9 and 12 here...

Sat reviews, inaugurates developmental works in Janipur

JAMMU, Aug 14: BJP State President & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma today inaugurated the works related to the reconstruction of lanes and drains near Act...

Sham lunches plantation drive, road work in Jammu

JAMMU, Aug 14: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today launched a plantation drive here at Jal Bhawan Narwal-a major...

Govt working-out GST incentive structure to benefit local industry, customers: Drabu

‘Subsidy given to industries should translate into reduced prices, value addition, employment generation’

SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Dr Haseeb A Drabu, today said the State Govern ment is formulating a comprehensive incen...

Director Agriculture Jammu Visits Farmers Fields of Poonch District

JAMMU, Aug 14: Director Agriculture Jammu Hari Krishan Razdan, inspected the farmers fields at Kossalian, Gulpur, Khari, Pounidhara, Degwar and Maldi...

BJP Mahila Morcha pledges for New India

JAMMU, Aug 14: BJP Mahila Morcha led by its State President Purnima Sharma held an impressive programme at the statue of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Jewel ...

Announce policy for ex-gratia to families of J&K martyrs on Independence Day: Harsh

JAMMU, Aug 14: Peeved over the J&K government showing empty coffers to the NOKs of the State martyrs who had sacrificed their 'today' for our 'tomorr...

OP-ED News

Development of waterways

Jammu and Kashmir has an extensive network of inland waterways in the form of rivers but the same has remained un-utilized till date. This is notwith...

No package for Industrial units

Many industrial units at Bari Brahmana, Samba and Kathua are planning to wind up their operations as the Central and the State Governments have maint...

Defunct Water Resources Authority

The dilly-dallying approach of the Government invited sharp criticism from various quarters including from the High Court, which is laying thrust on ...

Abolishing interview system

State Government has finally made up its mind to abolish the practice of conducting interviews for recruitments to the non-gazetted posts in order to...

Utilizing water of rivers

Construction of Shahpur Kandi Dam Project for which agreement was signed between Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab on January 20, 1979 and whose fate is h...

Relations remain strained

Cross-LoC trade remained suspended for fifth consecutive day today on Poonch-Rawlakote route, taking the losses to nearly Rs 40 crores. The Trade Fac...

Seamless Fencing

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs announced installation of 24×7 seamless virtual fencing with sensors along 198 kilometers International Border (IB...

Lack of seriousness

Jammu and Kashmir has immense potential for eco-tourism but the same has largely remained untapped mainly because of non-serious approach in finalizi...

Legal Section

PIL regarding Security of Courts

DB dissatisfied with submissions of State; constitute Six persons Committee

JAMMU, Aug 14: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Summit Nayyar seeking security of Court complex, A Division Bench of State High Court Compris...

PIL seeks implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace Act 2013

DB arrays GAD Secy, Div Coms of Jammu, Kashmir

JAMMU, Aug 12: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Adv Rajeshwari Katoch seeking implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace ...

Fir against Animal Activist

HC stays production of challan

Jammu, Aug 11: In a significant order, Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta of J&K High Court (Jammu Wing) has stayed the production of challan against Devinde...

Selection of Muslim in MBBS on SC Category

HC stays selection

Jammu, Aug 10: High Court stayed the selection of Shahbaz Khan S/o Abdul Majid who was selected for MBBS under SC Category. In a petition filed by R...

Assault on Animal Activist and non-registration of FIR

CJM directs SHO Janipur to investigate and report compliance

JAMMU, Aug 10: Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu Ashwani Sharma has directed the SHO Police Station Janipur Jammu under Section 156(3) CrPC to investig...

DB constitutes High Power Committee to prevent pollution in river Tawi

JAMMU, Aug 9: Taking serious note over the pollution in river Tawi, A Division Bench of the State High Court Comprising Justice Alok Aradhe and Justi...

VOJ presents challan against then XEN, others

Jammu, Aug 8: Vigilance Organization Jammu presented challan against Tilak Raj Sargotra then Executive Engineer and Rohit Puri in the Court Anticorru...

Court rejects bail of two alleged Narco Smugglers

Srinagar, Aug 6: 4th Additional Sessions Judge Srinagar Kamlesh Pandita rejected the bail applications of Waseem Ahmad Sheikh S/O Fojdar Sheikh R/O K...


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