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JK Panchayat, Urban Body polls to be held on schedule: Rajnath

Vadodara, Sep 22: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said that urban local body and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held as per schedule. Speaking to PTI on the sidelines of a BJP party workers' meet here, Singh said these polls would give all parties an opportunity to interact with the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The state's chief electoral officer announced Friday that a four-phase election to urban local bodies from October 8. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer ShaleenKabra had said on September 16 that panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be held in nine-phases on a non-party basis beginning November 17. "Around 58 lakh electorate will be eligible to vote in the 35,096 panchayat constituencies. The notification for the first phase will be issued on October 23," he had said. Kabra had told reporters here that counting of votes would take place on the same day or the very next day. The two major political parties in Jammu and Kashmir- the Nat...

Stern action needed to avenge Pak Army's barbarism against Indian soldiers: Army Chief

Jaipur, Sep 22: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Saturday stern action is needed to avenge the barbarism by terrorists and Pakistan Army against I...

Massive search operation underway in Shopian, Pulwama

Srinagar, Sep 22: A day after three policemen were abducted and killed by militants, security forces Saturday launched a massive cordon and search op...

Thunderstorm with hail likely in J&K during next 24 hours


JAMMU, Sep 22: Thunderstorm, accompanied with lightning and hailstorm, is very likely to occur at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir during next 24...

BJP rejects Hollande's claim, calls Gandhi family source of corruption in India

New Delhi, Sep 22: Describing Prime Minister NarendraModi as a symbol of honesty after Congress president Rahul Gandhi threw the "thief" barb at him,...

Rahul questions PM’s ‘silence’ over Hollande’s remarks on Rafale

New Delhi, Sep 22: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "corrupt", saying former French president F...

India, Nepal to explore using satellite images in boundary survey work

KATHMANDU, Sep 22: India and Nepal have agreed to explore the possibility of using high resolution satellite images in boundary survey work, offici...

Discussion, debate, dissent are essential facets of democracy: Pranab

NEW DELHI, Sep 22: Former president, Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that discussion, debate and dissent were essential facets of democracy. Inaug...

Four killed as vehicle skids off road

JAMMU, Sep 22: Four persons were killed and 9 others critically injured Saturday when a vehicle carrying them skidded off the road and rolled down in...

Has Rahul formed ‘mahagathbandhan’ with Pak against Modi, asks Shah

NEW DELHI, Sep 22: BJP president Amit Shah Saturday took a dig at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, wondering if he has formed a "mahagathbandhan" (grand ...

Calculated risk on Chandrayaan-2: ISRO Chairman

HYDERABAD, Sep 22: India has not only developed launch vehicles and satellites but also undertaken extremely challenging and inspiring missions like ...

Notification issued for third phase of municipal polls

SRINAGAR, Sep 22: The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K Shaleen Kabra today issued notification for the conduct of 3rd Phase of Municipal Polls-2018. The...

French Govt says not involved in choice of Indian partners for Rafale deal

NEW DELHI: The French Government has said it was in no manner involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners for the Rafale fighter jet deal, a...

Petrol gets expensive again; touches Rs 90 a litre mark

NEW DELHI, Sep 22: The prices of petrol in the country increased for the third consecutive day on Saturday with that crawling near Rs 90 a litre in M...

People of Chhattisgarh mature enough to elect stable Govt: Modi

JANJGIR-CHAMPA, Sep 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday virtually kicked off the election campaign for the BJP in Chhattisgarh by saying that p...

Terrorists abduct, kill 3 SPOs

>>>5 LeT terrorists eliminated in Bandipora

Srinagar, Sep 21: Three policemen were abducted from their homes in south Kashmir's Shopian district and shot dead in cold blood by the militants of ...

Shopian attack barbaric and inhuman: Malik

Srinagar, Sep 21: Governor Satyapal Malik on Friday termed the attack on the police officers in state's Shopian district by terrorists as "inhuman an...

DGP condemns terror attack on SPOs

Srinagar, Sep 21: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Friday condemned the murder of two Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a police con...

India calls off Swaraj-Qureshi meeting, says Imran Khan’s ‘true face’ exposed

New Delhi, Sep 21: Barely 24 hours after agreeing to the engagement, the government Friday called off a meeting between the foreign ministers of Indi...

Better late than never: Cong

New Delhi, Sep 21: The Congress on Friday sought to take credit for the government's decision to call off the meeting between External Affairs Minist...

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



Rupani joins cleanliness campaign at civic hospital

Ahmedabad, Sep 16: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Sunday picked up a broom and cleaned a portion of a civic body-run here as part of the Centre'...

Amarinder to hold rally in Badal’s home turf Lambi

Chandigarh, Sep 16: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will hold a rally in Lambi, the home turf of Parkash Singh Badal, to challenge his predeces...

3 Manimahesh pilgrims die in HP’s Chamba

Shimla, Sep 16: Three pilgrims died Sunday during Manimahesh Yatra in separate incidents in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, police said. They di...

BSP panchayat member from UP shot dead in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 3: A 35-year-old BSP panchayat member from Uttar Pradesh was shot dead allegedly by two unidentified men in southeast Delhi's Batla Ho...

5 Pb ministers dub Phoolka’s threat to quit as ‘attempt to obstruct justice’

Chandigarh, Sep 2: Five senior Punjab ministers Sunday termed as an "attempt to obstruct course of justice" the AAP leader H S Phoolka's threat to qu...

Case against Vadra, Hooda will be thoroughly investigated: Khattar

Chandigarh, Sep 2: The case registered against Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda...

Kumar likely to contest from Begusarai on CPI ticket

Patna, Sep 2: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar is likely to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Begusa...

Phoolka’s 15-day ultimatum for Badal’s arrest a “political gimmick”: SAD

Chandigarh, Sep 2: Opposition SAD on Sunday dubbed AAP leader H S Phoolka's 15-day ultimatum to the Punjab government to arrest former chief minister...


FBOs asked to get registered

SRINAGAR, Sept 22: Commissioner Food safety, Dr Abdul Kabir Dar today called upon all the un-registered Food Business Operators (FBOs) as well as th...

DIET Doda organizes District level Social Science Quiz

DODA, Sept 22: District Institute of Education and Trainings Doda today organized District Level Social Science Quiz for Secondary Level students. A...

Hoteliers sensitized about GST regime, its benefits

JAMMU, Sept 22: Commercial Taxes Department today organised a meeting with the representatives of Hotel Associations of Jammu Division to apprise t...

DHSK seals 170 illegal clinics across Kashmir

KISHTWAR, Sept 22: On the directions of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) has sealed ...

Ladakh Festival-2018 concludes with colorful closing ceremony

LEH, Sept 22: The annual Ladakh Festival concluded here today with a scintillating closing ceremony in which Secretary Tourism, Rigzin Samphel was th...

Indo-Kazakhstan joint exercise concludes

UDHAMPUR, Sept 22: Indian and Kazakh armies today completed the third edition of their joint military Exercise KAZIND 2018 in Otar region, Kazakh...

Free eye check up camp held

JAMMU, Sept 22: Continuing its social activities, Pahal, a social organisation today organised a free eye check up camp at Buzurga Da Bedha, Salme...

BJP inflicted the biggest dent upon Dogra pride: Harsh

JAMMU, Sept 22: Havin g been denied parity and an equitable share in the state's resources, the saffron rule in the state witnessed the most humil...

OP-ED News

Construction of bunkers yet to begin

Despite repeated directions from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, construction of individual and community bunkers for the people living along Int...

Benefit of Social Security Schemes

A major scandal has surfaced in the Social Welfare Department whereby benefit of Social Security Schemes is being extended to the large number of ine...

Planning development in Patnitop

Despite High Court's serious concern over unabated encroachments and illegal constructions, the Government is finding it difficult to ensure planned ...

Boosting infra development

With a view to providing fillip to the developmental activities across the State, the State Administrative Council (SAC) which met few days back unde...

Unauthorized occupants

Going tough, the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Secretariat is all set to get the Legislators' Hostels in both the capital cities evicted fro...

Overcoming man power deficit

The land settlement operation, which was set into motion in Jammu and Kashmir several decades back, is still going on at snail's pace and no time-fra...

Sanya Malhotra showcases versatility with diverse characters in Badhaai Ho & Pataakha

Sanya Malhotra who was last seen in the blockbuster film Dangal alongside Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh will b treating the audience with two dis...

Boosting border infra development

Infrastructure development in 10 districts of Jammu and Kashmir, which share borders with Pakistan and China, will get a major boost with the Central...

Legal Section

PIL against Sale of Substandard Drugs

DB seeks ATR

JAMMU, Sept 22: In a Public Interest Litigation against sale of Sub-Standard Drugs, A Division Bench of the state High Court Comprising Chief Justice...

DB directives in PIL regarding better facilities in Hospitals

JAMMU, Sept 22: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by S Ravinder Singh regarding better facilities in Govt Hospital, A Division Bench of the State...

DB directives in illegal brick-kiln case

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

PIL seeking direction to prevent environmental degradation and deforestation by construction of 11 hydro electric power

DB grants four weeks time to file objection

JAMMU, Sept 19: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Ghulam Rasool Magrey seeking directions to the respondents to prevent environmental degrada...

Court timing change from Oct 1

Jammu, Sep 18: State High Court and the Subordinate Courts shall function for the Winter Season with effect from October 1, 2018. As per the time sc...

PIL regarding delay over Artificial lake, Mubarak Mandi Gandola Project

DB directs to file affidavit with regard to completion of Gandola

JAMMU, Sept 18: In a Public Interest Litigation filed Inderjeet Khajuria President All Jammu Hotels and Lodges Association Jammu espouses public ca...

PIL regarding center for organ transplant

DB directs Health Secy to file affidavit regarding action taken

JAMMU, Sept 15: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Smile Social Youth Club through its President Matloob Saleem Qureshi raising an important i...

PIL seeking establishment of Modern Slaughter Houses in J&K

Petitioner NGO filed response to JMC's status report opposing Mechanized Slaughter House

Div ision Bench of the State High Court comprising First Puisne Judge Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta directed the Registry to p...


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