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SRINAGAR, Mar 21: The nearly 48-hour gunbattle in the dense Kupwara forest in north Kashmir ended tonight, with five security personnel, including three Army jawans and two policemen, dead and an equal number of militants killed, police said. Giving details of the incident, a police spokesman said that the encounter broke out in the Halmatpora area, at least 8 kms from the Line of Control (LoC), after a police party intercepted a group of militants. A joint team of the Kupwara police along with companies of the Army, the Territorial Army (TA) and the CRPF were engaged in the operations which began last morning. The encounter has brought to light gaps in the Army's vigil along the LoC as the group of militants had managed to sneak in nearly 8 kms after crossing two ridges of the Shamsabari mountain range. The militants had met their "reception party" (overground workers and militants already present in the Valley) after crossing the LoC and were proceeding towards Kupwara town ...

Pak resorts to late night shelling across LoC in Poonch

JAMMU, Mar 21: The Pakistan army resorted to mortar shelling and small arms firing across LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch district late last night, ...

163 Army personnel died in Siachen in last 10 yrs: Govt

NEW DELHI, Mar 21: The Army lost 163 personnel deployed at the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield, during the last 10 years, according ...

Govt nod to launch of Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission

NEW DELHI, Mar 21: Union Cabinet on Monday approved the launch of Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission - which is slated to cover ove...


JAMMU, Mar 21: A minor mentally disturbed girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Akhnoor area here, police said today. According to a complaint lodg...

Guv reviews arrangements for upcoming Amarnath Yatra

JAMMU, Mar 21: Governor N N Vohra today reviewed arrangements for the upcoming annual pilgrimage to the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine of Amarnath in s...

Poor food quality complaint: MHA tells par panel some BSF officers found negligent

NEW DELHI, Mar 21: The Home Ministry has conveyed to a parliamentary panel that some officers of the BSF were found to be "negligent" over complaints...

BJP, Cong trade charges over ‘data scandal’

NEW DELHI, Mar 21: The BJP and the Congress today traded charges over a Facebook data scandal involving private firm Cambridge Analytica, with the ru...

Sikh youth being trained at ISI facilities in Pakistan: Govt

NEW DELHI, Mar 21: The Home Ministry has conveyed to a parliamentary panel that Sikh youth are being trained at ISI facilities in Pakistan to carry o...

Modi led govt will not win the 2019 LS polls: Rahul

CHIKKAMAGALURU (KARNA), Mar 21: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today asserted the Modi government would not win the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as he charg...

SC asks Jaiprakash Associates Ltd to deposit Rs 200 cr by May 10

NEW DELHI, Mar 21: The Supreme Court today asked realty firm Jaiprakash Associates Limited (JAL) to deposit Rs 200 crore with its registry in two ins...

Woman dies after birth control operation

JAMMU, Mar 21: A 28-year-old woman died after undergoing tubectomy at a state-run hospital in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, following which a p...

36-year-old woman falls from a hill-top, dies

JAMMU, Mar 21: A 36-year old woman slipped from a hill-top and rolled down several feet resulting in her death in Reasi district, police said. Kallo...

Anti-encroachment drive: Notices issued to 352 establishments

JAMMU, Mar 21: Authorities today issued notices to 352 establishments within the municipal limits for removal of encroachments on roads and public sp...

Won’t tolerate data theft, can summon you: Govt’s stern warning to Zuckerberg

NEW DELHI, Mar 21: India on Wednesday warned Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg against "any data theft" and said that India will not stop short of tak...

Protests rock Nowshera, highway blocked over district demand

JAMMU, Mar 20: People of Nowshera town in Rajouri district today held massive protests and blocked the Jammu-Poonch highway demanding district st...

Cabinet orders reshuffle in administration

Approves promotions of IAS officers; transfer of 93 hectares forest land for developmental activities

JAMMU, Mar 20: The Cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today ordered transfers and postings in ...


JAMMU, Mar 20: BJP on Tuesday expressed resentment over some of the important issues with its coalition partner, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party ...

GMC doctor terminated over FB post, reinstated after apology

JAMMU, Mar 20: A Government Medical College (GMC) doctor, who was terminated last week over a Facebook post, was today reinstated after he tendered a...

4 militants killed in Kupwara encounter

SRINAGAR, Mar 20: Four unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara, a defence spokesman said. "Four militants...

World News

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...

Pakistan, China gear up to tackle latest threat to CPEC in Gwadar port

new delhi: Experts have raised an alarm over the safety of the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Gwadar port off the c...

UN chief calls for immediate de-escalation in Syria

United Nations: United Nations Secretary- General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate de- escalation in Syria after Israel carried out raids...

People’s lives are being shattered by mere allegation: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that people's lives are being shattered by a mere allegation, in the wake of the resignations of two W...

Xi says improving China-Lanka ties have his ‘high attention’

Beijing, Feb 4: Chinese President Xi Jinping today said he pays "high attention" to strengthening strategic ties with Sri Lanka, as Beijing beefed up...

Business News



Telangana CM to meet Mamata Banerjee on March 19

Hyderabad, Mar 17: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, who is rallying support for establishment of a non-BJP and non-Congress alternative...

HP to emerge as model of natural farming: Governor

Shimla, Mar 17: Himachal would soon emerge as a model of natural farming in the country, bringing prosperity to farmers, Governor Acharya Dev Vrat to...

Bengal coach not happy with Santosh Trophy preparation

Kolkata, Mar 17: They may be record 32 times winners in the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy, but Bengal will not start overwhel...

Two arrested for robbing diamonds worth Rs 17 crore

Surat, Mar 17: Two persons were today arrested for robbing semi-processed diamonds worth around Rs 17 crore here at gunpoint, police said. The incide...

ISRO has a lot of projects, says space agency Chairman

Tirupati, Mar 17: ISRO Chairman K Sivan today said the space agency has a "lot of projects" and it was working on them. ISRO's first priority is to s...

Four die after inhaling poisonous gas in septic tank

Visakhapatnam, Mar 17: Four persons today died of asphyxiation and another hospitalised after inhaling poisonous gas in a septic tank, police said. ...

Face of Jawaharlal Nehru’s statue found blackened

Burdwan (WB), Mar 17: India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's statue with its face blackened, was found in Katwa town of West Bengal today, t...

Four minors arrested for attempting to rape 19-year-old

Hyderabad, Mar 17: Four juveniles were today arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a 19-year-old student at the University of Hyderabad campus he...


J&K Bank Celebrates World Arbour Day

Chairman leads Special Plantation Drive at Badamvaer

Srinagar, Mar 21: On the occasion of World Arbour Day, J&K Bank planted hundreds of saplings comprising of various species across Kashmir in all the ...

JKSRTC launches new Air Conditioned Volvo Bus Service from Jammu to Haridwar

Jammu, Mar 21: Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation Jammu on the persistent demand made by the Jammu Yatri Bhawan Trust has launched the ...

Vohra congratulates Vice-Chancellor Prof. R.D Sharma

Jammu University among 12 State Universities of India to be granted full autonomy by UGC

JAMMU, Mar 21: University Grants Commission (UGC) had recently sought information from Universities with regard to NAAC grading, ranking under Nation...

Three day Curtain Raiser International Yoga Fest inaugurated by Jitendra

New Delhi, Mar 21: A Three-day International Yoga Fest, a Curtain Raiser for International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2018 was inaugurated by the Minister of ...

Conservation of natural resources, Govt’s top priority: Lal Singh

‘JK blessed with rich biodiversity in its social, cultural, climate arena’

KATHUA, Mar 21: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh has described the climate change and global warming as greatest ch...

Publicize tourism places to attract tourist’s inflow in Jammu region: Priya to Tourism Dept

Minister releases ‘Amazing Jammu Magazine’ depicting Jammu’s tourist destinations

JAMMU, Mar 21: 'Jammu has an immense potential to be developed as an independent tourist destination and exhorted upon adopting a viable strategy for...


IIMC announces admission schedule to Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Journalism

JAMMU, Mar 21: Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), an internationally known premier Institute for training and research in Mass Communicat...

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Legal Section

HC quashes premature of I/C XEN, I/C AEE

JAMMU, Mar 20: In another jolt to State in deadwood case, State High Court quashed the premature retirement of Ghulam Nabi Dar I/C Executive Engineer...

DB directs maintenance of status quo with regard to accommodation to ex-Legislator/Minister

JAMMU, Mar 19: Division Bench of J&K High Court of Judicature at Jammu comprising Justice Janak Raj Kotwal & Justice Sanjeev Kumar, after hearing Adv...

Court awards life-imprisonment in rape with 8 years old girl

JAMMU, Mar 17: 3rd Additional Sessions Judge Jammu Haq Nawaz Zargar today awarded life-imprisonment and fine Rs 50,000 to Rakesh Kumar, S/o Thoru Ram...

Regularization of daily wagers in judiciary

HC takes serious note of casual approach of state, seeks personal appearance of Secy Law & Finance

JAMMU, Mar 15: In a Public Interest Litigation in which High Court issued directions regarding regularization of daily wagers in judiciary, Division ...

HC directs State to file affidavit regarding completion of Mubark Mandi restoration work

JAMMU, Mar 14: Dvision Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Kumar directed respondents to file a...

DB directives in PIL regarding child abuse

JAMMU, Mar 13: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Advocate Shivan Mahajan against child abuse, A Division Bench of State High Court Compr...

DB directives in PIL regarding Gharana Wet Land

Jammu, Mar 10: In a much publicized Public Interest Litigation regarding preserving the Gharana Wetland, A Division Bench of State High Court Jammu W...

DB directives in PIL regarding Gharana Wet Land

Jammu, Mar 10: In a much publicized Public Interest Litigation regarding preserving the Gharana Wetland, A Division Bench of State High Court Jammu W...


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