Top Stories

64-hour weekend restrictions on non-essential movement in J&K


JAMMU, Jan 20: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday announced 64-hour-long restrictions on weekends on non-essential movement to arrest the worrying spike in coronavirus cases, officials said. Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 5,992 fresh coronavirus cases, its biggest single-day spike in infections so far, pushing the tally to 3,78,661. Seven people also died in the past 24 hours. Announcing the decision of the State Executive Committee (SEC), which met under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, the officials said there will be a complete halt on non-essential movement in the union territory every Friday from 2 pm to Monday 6 am. An order issued by the chief secretary said pregnant women employees will be exempted from physical attendance and shall be allowed to work from home on workdays. As per an earlier order, the night curfew and online mode of teaching in schools and colleges will continue, it added. "There shall be a complete restrict...

Chinese bridge at Pangong Tso built around 25 km inside Chinese controlled territory

NEW DELHI, Jan 20: The bridge, pictures of which were shared by a news channel and then tweeted by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to question the s...

Spiritual organizations play big role in modernization of education, health sectors: Modi

Next 25 years important for reclaiming what our society lost in hundreds of years of slavery

NEW DELHI, Jan 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the next 25 years are important for getting back what our society lost in hundr...

Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg, Pahalgam


SRINAGAR, Jan 20: The minimum temperature dropped slightly in most parts of Kashmir where the tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam received fr...

LeT militant arrested in Budgam

Police arrests missing youth with arms & ammunition in Pulwama

SRINAGAR, Jan 20: Security forces on Thursday arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant in Budgam district and seized arms and ammunition from hi...

India, Mauritius exchange agreement on $190 mn LOC for Metro Project

NEW DELHI, Jan 20: India and Mauritius on Thursday exchanged two agreements, including on extending a US$190 million Line of Credit from India for th...

CAG raps Home Deptt for failing to utilise PMDP funds for purchase of high-end security system

JAMMU, Jan 20: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has pulled up the Jammu and Kashmir home department for failing to utilise over...

Omar targets Centre over its plan to appropriate powers of transferring IAS, IPS officers

SRINAGAR, Jan 20: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the Centre's plan to appropriate powers of transferring IAS and IPS offic...

India successfully test-fires new BrahMos missile with latest tech

BALASORE, Jan 20: The cruise supersonic BrahMos missile with increased indigenous content and improved performance was successfully test-fired off th...

Centre to release Rs 47,541 crore as advance installment of tax devolution to states

NEW DELHI, Jan 20: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday authorised the release of Rs 47,541 crore as an advance installment of tax devolut...

Postings of IAS & IPS officers in J&K, Ladakh to be considered as ‘hard areas’

NEW DELHI, Jan 20: IAS and IPS officers, belonging to AGMUT cadre, and serving in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will henceforth be considered as "hard...

Last date of registration for 'Pariksha pe Charcha 2022' extended till January 27

NEW DELHI, Jan 20: The last date for the registration to participate in the fifth edition of 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' has been extended till January 27....



JAMMU, Jan 19: In the highest single-day spike so far, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 5,818 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total in...

Modi lauds youngsters for enthusiasm in getting vaccinated

NEW DELHI, Jan 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded youngsters in the 15-18 age group for showing enthusiasm in getting vaccinated ag...

7-year-old buried alive under snow in Kishtwar


JAMMU, Jan 19: A 7-year-old boy was buried alive under snow in Kishtwar district, officials said on Wednesday. According to Bashir Ahmed, his ch...

Dr Jitendra reaches out to employees ‘working from home’

NEW DELHI, Jan 19: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO,...

Cabinet approves Rs 1,500 cr additional equity infusion in IREDA

Cabinet extends tenure of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis till 2025

NEW DELHI, Jan 19: The government on Wednesday approved equity infusion of Rs 1,500 crore in the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), ...

Youth arrested for terror links in Poonch

POONCH, Jan 19: A youth who allegedly had links with terrorists was arrested in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. The ac...

Security forces on high alert along Pathankot-Jammu highway

JAMMU, Jan 19: Security forces are on high alert along the Pathankot-Jammu National Highway to keep a vigil on any suspected movement to foil the des...

India, Denmark to work together on green fuels, including green hydrogen

NEW DELHI, Jan 19: Taking forward their unique Green Strategic Partnership, India and Denmark have agreed to initiate joint research and development ...

World News

Citizen's Forum welcomes Finance Minister's statement

JAMMU, Aug 1: Citizen's Forum welcome the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman when she said Banks cannot refuse credit to MSMEs under the emergency c...

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

Brazil, AUG 1 : The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some envir...

China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

China, aug 1: China has condemned Germany’s decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of int...

UK PM honours Indian-origin dancer for online Bhangra classes during lockdown

Brazil, AUG 1 : An Indian-origin dancer who transformed his dance classes into free Bhangracise sessions online to help people stay fit during the co...

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

New York, aug 1: News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing in its...

Mexico's COVID-19 death toll now world's 3rd highest

Mexico, aug 1: With a total of 46,688 fatalities, Mexico now accounts for the world's third highest number of coronavirus fatalities in the world, a...

US tightens the screws on Beijing, restricts visas for Chinese officials

WASHINGTON, JUNE 27: The United States is imposing visa restrictions on current and former Chinese officials responsible for “eviscerating” the freed...

Tokyo enters phase 2, reopens schools, more businesses

TOKYO, JUNE 1: Tokyo entered phase two of its de-escalation on Monday with public schools reopening after a three-month closure and a larger number ...

Business News



Vedanta Aluminium, unaya Refining win ‘Gold’ for green technology partnership

New Delhi, Jan 20: Vedanta Aluminium Business, India's largest producer of aluminium and value-added products and Runaya Refining, one of India's fas...

Martyred soldier’s wife becomes Army officer through sheer determination

Chennai, Nov 21: It was the inspiring words of her mother that motivated a broken Jyoti Deepak Nainwal, the proud wife of martyred Naik Deepak Kumar ...

Centre developing infrastructure near farms for benefit of small, medium farmers: Tomar

New Delhi, Sept 2: The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said the central government is developing ...

Delhi HC notice to Centre on plea challenging appointment of NCISM Chairman

New Delhi, Sept 2: The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and others on a petition challenging the appointment of the Chairman ...

SC to hear petitions seeking to initiate contempt of court against RBI Governor Shaktikant Das

New Delhi, Sept 2: Supreme Court on Thursday is set to hear a batch of petitions seeking to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the RBI Go...

Delhi Court pulls upp police for failure to conduct proper probe in north-east violence, releases Tahir Hussain’s brother Shah Alam, 2 others

New Delhi, Sept 2: Karkardooma Court on Thursday has discharged Tahir Hussain's brother Shah Alam and said that when history will look back at the wo...

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre on plea filed by telecom watchdog for whistleblower’s alleged harassment

New Delhi, Sept 2: The Delhi High Court has issued notice to Centre on an application filed by telecom watchdog alleging that the whistleblower has b...

VHP chief lauds Allahabad HC’s observation on the cow, says it’s erudite

New Delhi, Sept 2: The issue of cow protection was more important to Mahatma Gandhi than Swaraj and when the majority community has such a belief, wh...


Mayor inaugurates Deluxe Sulabh Toilet Complex at Channi Himmat

Jammu, Jan 20: Continuing his endeavour to provide better development & civic amenities to the citizens of Jammu, the Mayor JMC Chander Mohan Gupta a...

Deputy Mayor conducts meeting With JK Housing Board deptt

Jammu, Jan 20: Purnima Sharma, Deputy Mayor, JMC conducted meeting along with Tilak Raj, DGM and Naresh - Cordinator of J&K Housing Board Department....

JKAP 7th Battalion organizes debate competition

JAMMU, Jan 20: JKAP-7th Battalion organized CIVIC ACTION Programme at Govt. High School Bathindi in collaboration with school education management & ...

Reserve 80% jobs in industrial sector for unemployed youth of J&K: Manjit

JAMMU, Jan 20: Apni Party Provincial President Jammu Manjit Singh has demanded 80 % reservation of posts for the unemployed local skilled and unskill...

Kathua administration provides doorstep delivery of prosthetic aids to PwDs

KATHUA, Jan 20: Amidst Covid-19 pandemic, when the challenges have become humongous for people in general and differently-abled in particular, Distri...

Two drug peddler arrested by Akhnoor Police

JAMMU, Jan 20: Akhnoor Police under supervision of SHO Hilal Azhar arrested two drug peddlers today. Police party of Police Station Akhnoor led by PS...

Kashmiri politicians never succeed in creating wedge between communities in Jammu: Yudhvir

JAMMU, Jan 20: Yudh-vir Sethi, Vice President Jammu and Kashmir Bhar-atiya Janata Party (BJP) has castigated the Kashmiri politicians for issuing hig...

Mohan Lal visits his “ALMA MATER” Govt Hr Sec School Sohal

Akhnoor, Jan 20: The distinguished alumni of 1984 batch of Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Sohal and son of the soil SSP Mohan Lal Bhagat J...

OP-ED News

Resolving the Economic Inequality

A global organization named Oxfam is working to reduce the imbalance between poverty & rich ratio. In its latest economic inequality report, has give...

We must not forget Major Hari Pal Singh Ahluwalia

Major Hari Pal Singh Ahluwalia was a man who wore many hats. He was an exceptional mountaineer, a warrior of the battlefield, a renowned writer, a fr...

Stress, uncertainty force youths to switch jobs

The world is changing, so are the ways of working, thinking and behaviour of the workforce. There is a change in the pattern that has been going on f...

What Is the Difference Between an Architect and a Civil Engineer?

Architecture and engineering as we know it today are two distinct higher formations, which share similar scopes and which, therefore, have moments of...

Suspension of foreign flights

In view of the third wave of Covid pandemic, India has extended the period of ban on international flights to February 28. However, the costly and li...

Themes of National Education Policy

Education is a fundamental requirement for the development of an egalitarian society. In this context, three National Education Policy (NEP), namely ...

Strong immunity is must to beat Cold & Corona

My daughter is always keen to know whether I have been regularly taking a cup of decoction (kaadha) or not. When I said, sometimes I take it on alter...

Job scope & Career opportunities sports journalist

With sports journalism fast gaining popularity with the youth Sports journalism is a form of journalism that reports on sports topics and events. Spo...

Legal Section

HC keeps in abyenace sentence to then Tehsildar in DA Case, grants bail

Jammu, Jan 10: Vacation Judge of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court Justice Puneet Gupta today, kept in abey-ance the sentence awarded to to Janak...

Court rejects bail plea of Rohingya

Jammu, Jan 8: CJM Jammu Amarjeet Singh Langeh rejected the bail application of one Abdul Ghafor who was arrested by the police in FIR No. 405/2021 fo...

Four JeM militants chargesheeted

Jammu, Jan 6: The Jammu Police today produced challan in the Court of Special Judge NIA against three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants who were caught by p...

HC holds land acquisition proceedings ‘lapsed’ directs to restore possession or acquire afresh or pay fair market value applying RFCTLARR Act 2013

HIGH COURT OF JAMMU & KASHMIR AND LADAKH AT JAMMU CJ Court Reserved on 05.08.2021 Pronounced on: 23.12.2021 Case: OWP No. 1634 of 2016 Sh. S...

HC stays order of recovery of 26 crore from then MD Housing Board

Jammu, Jan 1: Justice Puneet Gupta of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court stayed the Order No. 338 JKHB of 2021 dated 15/12/21 whereby the present ...

Defamation case by Sarpanch: Court summons accused including a reporter and camera person

Jammu, Jan 1: Sub Judge/Special Mobile Magistrate (Passenger Tax and Shops Act), Jammu Khem Raj Sharma has summoned the accused Neelama Kumari W/o Po...

NIA Court frames charges against three conduit of JeM

Jammu, Jan 1: In a much publicized recovery of AK-47 at Lakhanpur in the year 2019, Special Judge NIA Sunit Gupta framed charges against Sabeel Ahmed...

Court awards 20 years in rape case

JAMMU, Dec 27: Presiding Officer Fast Track Court Surinder Singh awarded 20 years imprisonment to two accused namely Mohd Ishaq and Abdul Rashid who ...


Photo Gallery

e Paper

BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty