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Restrictions on movement of people eased, landline services partially restored in Valley

#Around 200 schools of Srinagar to resume classwork on Monday

SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Restrictions on the movement of people were eased and landline phone services restored in some areas of the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, even as stringent security arrangements remained in place, officials said. They said the restrictions have been relaxed in 35 police station areas of Kashmir while 17 telephone exchanges out of 96 have been made functional. More than 50,000 landline phones were operational now, the officials said, adding that the services will be restored in other areas in a "calibrated manner". Security forces continued to man barricades on roads but allowed people to move after checking their credentials, they said. Government spokesperson RohitKansal said primary schools across the Valley will reopen on Monday and government offices will also be fully functional from then. Some shops in the Civil Lines area opened on Saturday morning, the officials said, adding that there was increase in movement of private vehicles. The officials said landlin...

Modi holds talks with Bhutanese counterpart as 2 countries sign 10 MoUs

#Honour for India to be part of Bhutan’s development: Modi

THIMPHU, Aug 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering held wide ranging talks on Saturday during which they disc...

2G mobile internet services restored in 5 Jammu districts

Restrictions eased in 5 more districts, life limping back to normal

JAMMU, Aug 17: Low-speed (2G) mobile internet services have been restored in five districts of Jammu region and restrictions relaxed in 35 police sta...

14 stuck in flash floods rescued in Kathua

JAMMU, Aug 17: Fourteen people were rescued on Saturday following flash floods in Kathua district of the Jammu region, where heavy rains disrupted no...

Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday said there is a need to look at the role and functioning of lawyers and understand...

Senior Balochistan politician, three others shot dead

LAHORE, Aug 17: A senior politician was shot dead along with his minor grandson and two security guards on Saturday in Pakistan's restive Balochistan...

Trump asks Imran to reduce tensions with India through bilateral dialogue

WASHINGTON, Aug 17: US President Donald Trump on Friday conveyed the importance of India and Pakistan reducing tensions through bilateral dialogue du...

Curbs in J&K being lifted gradually: Reddy

Hyderabad, Aug 17: The restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 are being lifted gradually and the situatio...

Art 370 repealed, over 21,000 West Pakistani families see a new life ahead

Samba, Aug 17: The abrogation of Article 370 has come as a ray of hope for nearly 21,000 families who migrated to India from Pakistan after partition...

Fire at AIIMS forces evacuation of patients; virology unit gutted, samples destroyed

New Delhi, Aug 17: A major fire broke out at the teaching block of the AIIMS here on Saturday, destroying samples and medical reports and forcing eva...

Dhoni plays cricket with kids in Leh, picture goes viral

LEH, Aug 17: Former India captain M.S. Dhoni has completed his two-week stint with the Territorial Army in Jammu and Kashmir. A picture of him playin...

ANI journalist stands up against Pakistanis’ despicable act to disregard Indian flag

LONDON, Aug 17: The ANI reporter here stood up against the despicable act of tearing and disregarding the tricolour by Pakistani supporters during a ...

We would like to give little time: SC on plea seeking removal of restrictions in JK

CJI berates Advocate for poor drafting of petition challenging Art 370 revocation

NEW DELHI, Aug 16: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will wait for sometime before passing any direction on the plea seeking removal of restriction...

No killing in Kashmir, situation to be normal in few days


SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam on Friday lauded the media for its "constructive role" in the current situation here. "If w...

What happens in future depends on circumstances: Rajnath on ‘no first use’ of nuke policy

JAIPUR/NEW DELHI, Aug 16: India is "firmly committed" to its 'no first use' of nuclear weapons policy but future of the security doctrine will depend...

I-Day, Eid most peaceful in J&K this year in 3 decades: Jitendra

NEW DELHI, Aug 16: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed its "most peaceful" Independence Day and Eid celebrations this year since militancy erupted in the sta...

HIGH ALERT sounded at security bases

SRINAGAR, Aug 16: A high alert has been sounded at all Indian Army, Air Force, and security forces' bases in Jammu and Kashmir against the possible a...

Stop terror to start talks: India to Pak after UNSC meeting on Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16: India on Friday firmly told Pakistan that it has to stop terrorism to start talks as the UN Security Council held a rare clos...

Cong prevented from addressing presser, spokesperson detained

JAMMU, Aug 16: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress was on Friday prevented from addressing a press conference as police detained its chief spo...

Two booked for sensitive FB posts

JAMMU, Aug 16: The police booked two men in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday for their "sensitive" posts on social media platform Faceb...

World News

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

New York, Aug 6: Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," 'Song of Solom...

Additional police deployed after shootings in Toronto

Toronto, Aug 6: Tor-onto Police Chief Mark Saunders has pledged additional resources for the city which was rocked by multiple shootings over the wee...

Sri Lankan PM welcomes Centre’s move to confer UT status on Ladakh

Colombo, Aug 6: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday welcomed the Central government's move to confer Union Territory status on ...

Sri Lankan PM welcomes Centre’s move to confer UT status on Ladakh


Iran ‘favours’ talks despite Trump snub

Tehran, Aug 6: President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran favours talks with the US if it lifts sanctions against the Islamic republic, despi...

US carrier sails into disputed waters amid new flare-ups

South China, Aug 6: A US aircraft carrier sailed through the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday in the latest show of America's military might amid ...

Pak army shall go to any extent to stand by Kashmiris: General Bajwa

Islamabad, Aug 6: Rattled by India's landmark decisions scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and converting the state into a Union Terri...

Beijing warns of ‘countermeasures’ over US missile plans

Beijing, Aug 6: China warned Tuesday it would take unspecified countermeasures if the United States goes ahead with plans to deploy ground-based inte...

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Cong demands Khattar’s immediate dismissal over ‘brides from Kashmir’ remark

New Delhi, Aug 10: The Congress on Saturday demanded immediate dismissal of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and an FIR against him over th...

Bajrang wins gold at Tbilisi, Vinesh in final at Medved

New Delhi, Aug 10: India's top two wrestlers continued their impressive run this season with Bajrang Punia defending his title at Tbilisi Grand Prix ...

Krishna Chakraborty sworn in as Bidhannagar mayor

Kolkata, Aug 10: The chairman of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Krishna Chakraborty was sworn in as mayor of the corporation on Saturday. Th...

Send all-party team to Kashmir for views on Article 370: Oppn

Chennai, Aug 10: Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu led by DMK on Saturday urged the Centre to put on hold the Kashmir reorganisation Act and demanded ...

Efforts should be made to revive SAARC: Experts

New Delhi, Aug 9: Asserting that India has an important role to play in the "new multilateral order" in the world, a group of foreign affairs experts...

Congress, CPI(M) share seats for Bengal bypolls

Kolkata, Aug 9: In a bid to stop the march of BJP and TMC in Bengal, the beleaguered Congress and CPI(M) have come together for a seat adjustment for...

Noida, Gr Noida get 10.67 lakh new plants in a day

Noida (UP), Aug 9: Over 10,67,000 saplings were planted across Noida and Greater Noida on Friday as Gautam Buddh Nagar participated in an afforestati...

Sachin, Virat condole demise of Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Aug 7: Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar and skipper Virat Kohli condoled the demise of former External Affairs Minister and veteran B...


Balwant Thakur’s ‘Ghumayee’ to feature in Shreshtha Bharat

Jammu, Aug 17: Balwant Thakur's Internationally acclaimed Dogri play 'Ghumayee'- a magnificent production of Natrang Jammu has been selected for bein...

Advisors Kumar, Sharma visit Budgam

Take stock of supply of essential services, instruct R&B, RDD to pick up development works from Monday

BUDGAM, Aug 17: Advisors to Governor, K Vijay Kumar and KK Sharma visited Budgam district today to take stock of supply of essential services in the ...

DGP visits south Kashmir districts, promises further easing of prohibitory orders

ANANTNAG, Aug 17: Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh visited Pulwama and Anantnag districts in south Kashmir on Saturday to review security ...

Governor visit Jaitley at AIIMS

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Governor Satya Pal Malik visited All India Institute of Medical Sciences to enquire about the health of Former Union Minister, Ar...

Strict action to be taken against rumour mongers: IGP Jammu

Jammu, Aug 17: The internet services have been restored in five districts of Jammu Zone i.e Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi. General public...

CAPF examination 2019

Admit cards to be treated as movement pass: Div Com

SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today informed that admit cards of candidates appearing for Central Armed Polic...

Power shutdown

JAMMU, Aug 17: Superintending Engineer, Elect. Maintt. & R.E. Circle-1, Jammu has informed that, to carry out work of Testing of 11KV CT/PT units, th...

Sakandan reviews functioning of JKEDI

JAMMU, Aug 17: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan today reviewed the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepr-eneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) at ...

OP-ED News

Again in limelight

Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we l...

Missing another deadline

Missing many deadlines, the famous River Tawi Gated Barrage Project have always remained in news for missing deadlines and this time the project is i...

Empowering Panchayats, Municipalities

Independence must begin at the bottom. Thus, every village will be a republic or Panchayat having full powers. It follows, therefore, that every vill...

Attracting Business opportunities

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. Seeking to attract businesses to Jammu and Kashmir, the state ...

Missing festive buzz

Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the ‘Festival of the Sacrifice’, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and con...

Special laws to remain in force

We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. In J&K several special laws, which were enacted by the State f...

The 31st of October

Finally the date is here. President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the legislation for bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir, and two Union Territori...

Central Laws applicable to UT of J&K

Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep your head up and handle it. For t...

Legal Section

Court rejects bail applications of two in DAG’s murder case

JAMMU, AUGUST 1: 1st Additional Sessions Judge Jammu YP Kotwal rejected the bail application of Gourav Sharma & Mohan Singh.According to the police c...

HC quashes second detention in PSA

SRINAGAR, JULY 31: Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey quashed the second detention of Bilal Ahmad Bhat on the ground that No other material / docum...

Court refuses to accept closure report against Ex-SHO, directs IG to investigate matter

JAMMU, JULY 31: In a much publicized in which Court directed registration of FIR against the then SHO Gurmeet Singh, police file closure report. ...

Court awards 10 years RI, fine of Rs 50000/- in minor's rape case

Anantnag, JULY 31: Additional Sessions Judge Anatnag Khalil Ahmed Choudhary today awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment and fine Rs 50,000 to Ishfa...

Jammu Lawyers urge for Strengthening and Retention of Article 35-A

JAMMU, JULY 30:Today Prominent Lawyers of J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu held an emergent meeting under the Chairmanship of Former Senior Addi...

Court restrains Mahajan Sabha to organize meeting on July 28

JAMMU, JULY 27: In a suit filed by Akhil Bhartiya Mahajan Shiromani Sabha Through its President Sham Langer seeking direction to respondents to rest...

Court awards one year imprisonment to CAO in recruitment scam in Agriculture Dept

JAMMU, JULY 25: Special Judge Anticorruption Kashmir RN Watta today awarded one year imprisonment to Gh. Mohi-u-Din Koul then Chief Agriculture Off...

PIL regarding withdrawal of security cover provided to Separatists

JAMMU, JULY 22: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Deewakar Sharma seeking withdrawal the security cover provided to the Separatists as well ...


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