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Exit polls predict another term for Modi, some forecast 300 plus seats for NDA

20/05/2019
New Delhi, May 19: Most exit polls Sunday forecast another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the LokSabha. Exit polls were, however, divided in their prediction for the politically most crucial state of Uttar Pradesh with some like ABP-Nielsen saying that the BJP's tally may fall to 22 from 71 while a few others like New 18-Ipsos and News 24-Chanakya tipping its tally over 60 seats. The saffron party appeared to make major gains in eastern states of West Bengal and Odisha. Exit polls by News 18-Ipsos, India Today-Axis and News 24-Chanakya projected 336, 339-368 and 336-364 seats respectively for the NDA, with the BJP tipped to cross the majority on its own for another term after the 2014 polls. However, two exit polls one by ABP News-Nielsen and another by Neta-News X said the ruling alliance may fall short of a majority. ABP News forecast 267 and NewsX...

LS polls come to close; over 61 pc voting recorded in last phase

20/05/2019
NEW DELHI, May 19: Voting for the marathon seven-phased LokSabha elections came to a close on Sunday as over 61 per cent turnout was recorded in the ...

BSF officer injured in Pak shelling along LoC in Poonch

20/05/2019
JAMMU, May 19: A BSF officer was injured in the cross-border shelling by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, offici...

Magisterial probe ordered in Bhaderwah violence, curfew continues for 4th day

20/05/2019
Jammu, May 19: Authorities Sunday ordered a time-bound magisterial probe into the death of a man in firing and subsequent violence here, which prompt...

Nirmal Singh’s family continues construction near Army depot; lawyer says no ban by HC

20/05/2019
JAMMU, May 19: Construction of a building by senior BJP leader Nirmal Singh's presently Speaker J&K Assembly family near an Army depot in the city's...

2 centres set up for counting of votes in Jammu

20/05/2019
JAMMU, May 19: Two centres have been set up here for counting of votes in the Jammu LokSabha seat on May 23, a senior official said on Sunday, assert...

Pak considering appointing NSA to resume backchannel diplomacy: Official sources

20/05/2019
ISLAMABAD, May 19: The Imran Khan-led Pakistan government is actively considering appointing a National Security Advisor to revive backchannel diplom...

EC’s ‘capitulation’ before PM & his gang obvious: Rahul

20/05/2019
NEW DELHI, May 19: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that the Election Commission's "capitulation" before Prime Minister Narendra Mod...

BJP leader’s killing: TIP of arrested militant; bureaucrats ignored warnings

20/05/2019
SRINAGAR, May 19: A Test Identification Parade (TIP) of arrested JeM militant Hilal Naikoo will be conducted in connection with BJP leader Gul Mohamm...

Woman alleges rape, forced marriage in Reasi, accused held

20/05/2019
JAMMU, May 19: A woman has accused a shopkeeper of rape, abduction and forcible marriage besides circulating her objectionable pictures on social med...

Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software

20/05/2019
NEW YORK, May 19: Boeing acknowledged Saturday it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadl...

Driver of Punjab-bound truck held with 69 kg of poppy straw

20/05/2019
JAMMU, May 19: A truck driver has been arrested with 69 kg of poppy straw in Udhampur district, police said Sunday. On late Saturday night, a Punjab...

Australian PM Scott Morrison stages ‘miraculous’ election win; Bill Shorten resigns as Labor leader

20/05/2019
MELBOURNE, May 19: Backed by quiet Australians and defying exit polls, the ruling Conservative Coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison staged ...

4 militants killed in two Pulwama, Sopore encounters

Terrorist who killed Aurangzeb eliminated

19/05/2019
SRINAGAR, May 18: Four militants, including the one who was part of a group of ultras involved in the killing of Army jawan Aurangzeb last year, were...

Stage set for last phase of LokSabha polls

#Modi among 918 candidates whose fate to be decided

19/05/2019
New Delhi, May 18: The seven-phase LokSabha elections, one of the most bitterly fought in recent memory, will come to a close Sunday when polling wil...

PM offers prayers at Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath Sunday

19/05/2019
KEDARNATH (U'khand), May 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday offered prayers at the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath, a day after campaigning for ...

SIT constituted to probe Bhaderwah killing, curfew continues for third day

19/05/2019
Jammu, May 18: A five-member special investigation team (SIT) was constituted Saturday to probe the death of a person in firing here which triggered ...

100 illegal structures removed amid curfew

19/05/2019
BHADERWAH, May 18: Over 100 illegal structures were demolished in an anti-encroachment drive here Saturday amidst a strict curfew after a person was ...

Elderly woman killed, four injured in road accident

19/05/2019
Kathua, May 18: A 70-year-old woman was killed and four others were injured Saturday when their car skidded off the road and hit the roadside safety ...

Members of EC not supposed to be ‘clones’ of each other, divergence of views natural: CEC

19/05/2019
NEW DELHI, May 18: Against the backdrop of Commissioner Ashok Lavasa recusing himself from model code violation cases till his dissents are recorded ...

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Indians, Chinese, other Asian countries reluctant to use public transport: Study

10/05/2019
NEW DELHI, MAY 9: People in India, China and other Asian countries are reluctant to use public transport, according to a study which urges urban plan...

Trump imposes fresh sanctions on Iran’s metal sectors, says revenues used to fund terrorism

10/05/2019
WASHNGTON, MAY 9: US President Donald Trump Wednesday imposed tougher-than-ever sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum and copper sectors, a move ...

Refugees, asylum seekers harassed in Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday blasts

29/04/2019
Colombo, Apr 28: Nearly 1,600 refugees from about 15 countries, mostly from Pakistan, are facing threats and have been attacked in Sri Lanka followin...

Trump denies wrongdoing, slams Cohen ‘stories’ on hush payments

24/08/2018
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

24/08/2018
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

11/08/2018
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

11/08/2018
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

09/08/2018
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...

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Nitish targets Lalu, rubbishes claims about Prashant Kishor

20/05/2019
Patna, May 19: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday repudiated arch rival Lalu Prasad's claim that he had sent poll-strategist-turned politici...

3 Govt employees on poll duty die in HP; CM Thakur expresses grief

20/05/2019
Shimla, May 19: Three government employees have died due to different ailments while performing their poll duties in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, a ...

Mamata writes to EC hours before the final phase of polling

19/05/2019
Kolkata, May 18: Hours before the final phase of Lok Sabha polling, Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister wrote to the Election C...

CPI(M) leader stokes controversy with remark on purdah

19/05/2019
Kannur/Thiruvananthapuram, May 18: CPI-M leader M V Jayarajan kicked up a controversy in Kerala saying 'purdah' clad women should remove their veil i...

Every religion has its own terrorist: Haasan

17/05/2019
Chennai, May 17: Actor-politician Kamal Haasan, who is at the centre of a raging row over his Hindu extremist remarks, Friday said "every religion ha...

Cong questions PM’s silence on Pragya Thakur’s remarks on Godse

17/05/2019
New Delhi, May 17: Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Friday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on BJP leader Sadhvi Pragya's remarks desc...

Parking space for over 1,300 cars by year-end in Noida

17/05/2019
Noida (UP), May 17: Work is nearing completion on three underground parking lots in the city which will offer space to more than 1,300 cars to park b...

Water in Goa dams sufficient for over month

17/05/2019
Panaji, May 17: The Goa government Friday said even if the monsoon is delayed, the water storage in the reservoirs is enough to meet the drinking req...

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Essence of every religion is to enrich humanity: Rana

20/05/2019
NAGROTA May 19: National Conference Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana on Sunday observed that essence of every religion being to enrich hum...

Spiritual exhibition concludes at Moungri

20/05/2019
PANCHARI, May 19: To spread the values and message of spiritualism, self transformation through meditation and positive thinking among the masses, sp...

Passengers rescued by army at Palma

20/05/2019
Jammu, May 19: Two civilians travelling in a Scooty from Charhan to Badhon met with an accident at Palma in Rajouri district. Army personnel on duty ...

Police holds Medical first aid, CPR training camp in DPL Rajouri

20/05/2019
Jammu, May 19: A training programme on 'Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation' was held for police personnel in District Police Lines Rajouri today with an...

Come out of political slavery of parties: Chuni to PoK DPs

20/05/2019
Jammu, May 19: After a brief lull owing to the Parliamentary elections, regular monthly meeting of the SOS International was held here today under th...

SNCF donates 113 units of blood

20/05/2019
Jammu, May 19: With the divine blessings of HH Satguru Mata Sudiksha ji Maharaj Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation branch Domana Organized a volunt...

Bali pays floral tributes to Darshan Singh

20/05/2019
Jammu, May 19: Former Minister Bali Bhagat & District Unit of BJP Raipur-Domana paid floral tributes to BJP Mandal Vice-President Darshan Singh who b...

Army organises ex-servicemen rally

20/05/2019
Udhampur, May 19: Army organized an Ex-Servicemen Rally at Kalakote to acquaint the Ex-Servicemen with the latest State and Central Government Polici...

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Flouting Financial Code

20/05/2019
Creating immense difficulties for the Government, executing agencies and Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) have been flouting Jammu and Kashmir ...

Keeping strict watch

19/05/2019
In order to ensure better vigilance administration there is a provision under Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Commission Rules to appoint Chief Vig...

Failing to act seriously

18/05/2019
Last year, the Governor’s administration decided to frame a stringent law to keep check on Benami property transactions and accordingly a Bill was pr...

A major initiative

17/05/2019
Government has decided to revive the Special Operations Group (SOG) in 9 districts of Jammu region, which was disbanded during PDP-Congress coalition...

Plastic Pollution in Sanasar goes unabated

Tourist site struggling to survive

17/05/2019
Sanasar, which is known for its natural and verdant green beauty of pines, also known as 'Mini Gulmarg', but the beautiful tourist site has been stru...

Remaining confined to official order

16/05/2019
In order to mitigate the hardships being faced by the people living in the vicinity of International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) due to she...

Posing great risk to health

15/05/2019
In sheer violation of the contract agreement, executing agency engaged by the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHI...

The undue interference

14/05/2019
In a major decision, the Government has repealed the Rules of 2013 to check 'undue interference' of the State Vigilance Commission (SVC) in the funct...

Legal Section

Candidate in a selection process securing a merit position below wait listed candidate cannot lay any claim of selection: HC

18/05/2019
JAMMU, MAY 17: High Court holds that a candidate in a selection process securing a merit position below the wait listed candidate cannot lay any clai...

Make all airports accessible to differently abled: DB

16/05/2019
SRINAGAR, MAY 15: A Division Bench of state High Court Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan while hearing Public Interest ...

Make all airports accessible to differently abled: DB

16/05/2019
SRINAGAR, MAY 15: A Division Bench of state High Court Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan while hearing Public Interest ...

DB fixes July 22 for consideration of PIL on Highway ban

15/05/2019
SRINAGAR, MAY 14: In a Public Intrest Litigation filed by filed by Shah Faesal seeking quashment of Highway traffic ban, Division Bench of state H...

PIL on Flood: DB directs Secy PHE to appear along with flood action plan

15/05/2019
SRINAGAR, MAY 14: Division Bench of state High Court Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and JusticeTashi Rabstan disappointed over the inertia t...

Court rejects bail in minor's rape case

14/05/2019
Jammu, May 13: Presiding Officer Fast Track Court Haq Nawz Zargar rejected the bail application of Ravi Rakwal allegedly involved in rape with 13 y...

HC takes serious note, attaches bank accounts of JAKFED

11/05/2019
JAMMU, MAY 10:In a contempt petition filed by Gurmeet Singh who was serving in JAKFED and retired four years back and cannot get retrial benfits, Jus...

High Court staff defers mass casual leave protest

10/05/2019
Jammu, May 9: On the assurance of Registrar General of J&K High Court, J&K High Court Staff Welfare Association has decided to defer the mass casual ...

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