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Panchayat Polls-2018: CEO announces schedule

#Elections to be held in 9 phases from Nov 17

23/10/2018
SRINAGAR, Oct 22: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Jammu and Kashmir, Shaleen Kabra today announced the schedule for conduct of Panchayat Elections in the State. "The elections to 316 Blocks in 4483 Panchayat Halqas comprising of 35029 Panch Constituencies will be held from November 17 to December 11 in 9 phases," Kabra said at a press conference here today. He said the last Panchayat elections in the State were held in 2011 after a gap of 10 years and the Panchayats completed their term in July 2016. CEO said with today's announcement of the poll schedule, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) shall come into force with immediate effect and the same shall apply in all Panch constituencies going to polls as also for the candidates, the political parties and the Government. Kabra said the elections will be held through ballot from 8 am to 2 pm. He said in view of the recent amendments making direct election to Sarpanch, the electors shall cast their votes for Panch as well as Sarpanch for ...

Indian Army asks Pak to take back bodies of intruders killed in Sunderbani

23/10/2018
New Delhi, Oct 22: The Army on Monday warned Pakistan to restrain the terrorists operating from its soil, a day after killing two heavily-armed Pakis...

India slams Imran’s remarks on Kashmir, asks Pak to dismantle terror infrastructure on its soil

23/10/2018
New Delhi, Oct 22: Terming as "deeply regrettable" Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's remarks on Kashmir, India today said that instead of making c...

Imran Khan calls for dialogue to resolve Kashmir issue

23/10/2018
Islamabad, Oct 22: India should move to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday. His remarks came...

India asks China to support application in UN on Masood Azhar, not to give shelter ULFA chief

23/10/2018
New Delhi, Oct 22: India on Monday asked China to support the pending application in the UN to designate Pakistan-based JeM terror group leader Masoo...

Northern Army Commander reviews security situation

23/10/2018
Srinagar, Oct 22: Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Monday reviewed the security situation and operational preparedness of the forces in...

Bodies of 3 Army personnel killed in gunfight reach native villages

23/10/2018
Jammu, Oct 22: The bodies of three Army personnel, who sacrificed their lives for the nation fighting Pakistani intruders in Rajouri district of Jamm...

Code of conduct for people in public life necessary: Naidu

23/10/2018
New Delhi, Oct 22: A code of conduct for people in public life is very much necessary, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said Monday, as he hailed form...

Rajnath holds talks with his Chinese counterpart; Rijiju part of delegation

23/10/2018
New Delhi, Oct 22: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his Chinese counterpart on Monday held delegation-level talks which was also attended by union min...

J&K police warns people about fake Twitter handle

23/10/2018
Jammu, Oct 22: A fake Twitter handle of the Jammu and Kashmir police was being shared on the Internet and a warning of legal action was issued in thi...

Petrol pumps in Delhi on strike demanding VAT cut

23/10/2018
New Delhi, Oct 22: Petrol pumps across the national capital were shut on Monday in protest against the Delhi government's refusal to cut sales tax (V...

NC asks Centre to initiate dialogue for Kashmir solution

23/10/2018
Srinagar, Oct 22: The National Conference (NC) Monday asked the Centre to "see the writing on the wall" and initiate a time-bound inclusive political...

Amritsar tragedy: Case in Bihar court against Sidhu’s wife; NHRC notices to Railways, Punjab Govt

23/10/2018
Amritsar/Muzaffarpur, Oct 22: Amid a blame-game over the Amritsar tragedy, a case was filed in a Bihar court on Monday holding organisers of the Duss...

SC terms as ‘unacceptable’ vacancies in lower courts; seeks responses from HCs, states

23/10/2018
NEW DELHI, Oct 22: The Supreme Court Monday took note of over 5,000 vacant posts of judicial officers in lower courts across the country and sought i...

Cong accuses Govt of conniving with fraudsters: Jaitley should be sacked

23/10/2018
NEW DELHI, Oct 22: The Congress Monday accused the Modi Government of conniving with fraudsters who had escaped the country and cited “conflict of in...

Finalise SoP for cyber police portal by Nov 15: SC to Centre

23/10/2018
NEW DELHI, Oct 22: The Supreme Court Monday fixed November 15 as deadline for the Centre to finalise a standard operating procedure (SoP) for a cyber...

Serious credibility crisis in CBI, govt to be blamed: Congress

23/10/2018
New Delhi, Oct 22: The Congress Monday said there is a serious credibility crisis in the CBI with its top officers accusing each other of massive cor...

Avg income of salaried, non-salaried & corporate taxpayers rises over last 3 years: CBDT

23/10/2018
NEW DELHI, Oct 22: The number of and average income declared by salaried and non-salaried categories of taxpayers in the country have increased over ...

Security forces want to avoid Kulgam like incidents: DGP

23/10/2018
SRINAGAR, Oct 22: Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh Monday said security forces want to avoid Kulgam like incidents where seven civilians died in a...

3 militants, 7 civilians killed in Kulgam encounter

22/10/2018
Srinagar, Oct 21: Seven civilians were killed Sunday when unused explosives of three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants, gunned down in an encounter, went of...

World News

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...

US Navy veteran gets three life sentences for killing Indian engineer

09/08/2018
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

25/06/2018
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

24/06/2018
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...

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Police foils loot bid in Greater Noida, 2 arrested

21/10/2018
Noida (UP), Oct 20: The Gautam Buddh Nagar police on Saturday claimed to have thwarted a major robbery attempt at a fuel station in Greater Noida aft...

Xiaomi starts local manufacturing of Mi LED TVs in India

10/10/2018
NEW DELHI, OCT 9:Xia omi, India's number 1 smartphone brand today announced local manufacturing of Mi LED TVs. Taking another step towards its commit...

Woman’s body found near vacant house in Delhi

07/10/2018
New Delhi, Oct 6: The body of a 42-year-old woman was found near a vacant house in Shahdara's Vivek Vihar area on Saturday, police said. The decease...

Woman kills ex-lover with boyfriend’s help: Police

02/10/2018
New Delhi, Oct 1: A married woman along with her boyfriend was arrested for allegedly killing a man who was pursuing her even after they had a break-...

Rupani joins cleanliness campaign at civic hospital

17/09/2018
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

17/09/2018
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

17/09/2018
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

03/09/2018
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...

Local

Army organises Inter Tehsil cross country competition

23/10/2018
JAMMU, OCT 22:Army organised a Cross Country competition at Jhullas in Poonch district aimed to develop sportsman and competitive spirit among ...

Khelo India: Exciting competitions in Football, athletics played

23/10/2018
SAMBA, OCT 22: Under the aegis of Khelo-India, Sports for peace and development, exhilarating matches of block Samba, Nud and Sumb were played in Ath...

TLS JU organizes expert lecture on Environmental Hazards

23/10/2018
JAMMU, OCT 22: The Law School, University of Jammu organized a Lecture -cum -interactive session on the topic "Hazards of Environmental Pollution in...

Army organises electrician Training and workshop for youth

23/10/2018
JAMMU, OCT 22: As a part of empowering youth of the region for self employment and financial independence, Indian Army has been constantly undertaki...

DC Kargil reviews arrangements of Chehlum of Imam Hussain (AS)

23/10/2018
KARGIL, OCT 22: Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Vikas Kundal today chaired a meeting to review arrangements of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hus...

Army organises carpenter Trg for Youth of Doda

23/10/2018
JAMMU, OCT 22: As a part of empowering youth of the region for self-employment and financial independence, Indian Army has been constantly undertakin...

Shehnaz Ganai meets Guv

23/10/2018
SRINAGAR, OCT 22: MLC Dr. Shehnaz Ganai met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today.Dr Ganai apprised Governor about the pressing concerns of th...

National Training programme on quality seed production of cereal crops starts at SKUAST-J

23/10/2018
JAMMU, OCT 22: Five day National Training Programme on "Quality Seed Production Techn ology of Cereal crops" was inaugurated by Prof. P.K. Sharma, ...

OP-ED News

Redefining powers

23/10/2018
Governor's administration has re-defined the powers of the Administrative Secretaries and the Heads of the Departments for effecting transfers and po...

Difficulties in executing AMRUT projects

22/10/2018
The administration is facing difficulties in execution of majority of the projects sanctioned under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transform...

Ramban Trauma Care Centre crying for Govt’s care

21/10/2018
Unbelievable it may sound but it is a fact that Trauma Care Centre at Ramban, which was constructed with the sole objective of providing timely care ...

Absolute non-seriousness

20/10/2018
Establishing that much-hyped Shiv Khori Passenger Ropeway Project is not a priority for the Government anymore, nobody from the administration was de...

Taking cadre control of PD&MD

19/10/2018
High Court stayed the Government Order No.407-FD dated September 20, 2018 and directed that till next date of hearing the cadre controlling authority...

Redefining jurisdiction

18/10/2018
Despite being aware of the fact that vast population in the districts created 11 years back is facing numerous problems; the Government is sleeping o...

Empowering Panchayats

17/10/2018
For the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, the Panchayati Raj Institutions have been really empowered with the State Government today as...

No urgency in setting up Eye Bank

16/10/2018
Notwithstanding repeated directions from the State High Court, the Government is showing no urgency in making functional much needed Eye Bank in Jamm...

Legal Section

Allegations against Principal MHAC Nagbani, others regarding misappropriation of wood

Court discharges Principal

23/10/2018
JAMMU, OCT 22: In a significant order the Sub-Judge (JMIC) Jammu Kusum Pandita has discharged Alok Betab the then Principal MHAC School Nagbani, Swa...

Court awards lifer to killer of wife and other

21/10/2018
JAMMU, Oct 20: 1st Additional Sessions Judge Jammu Mohan Singh Parihar today awarded life-imprisonment to Kuldeep Raj who murder his wife and Ramesh ...

Court rejects bail in POSCO ACT

20/10/2018
JAMMU, OCT 19: Prin cipal Sessions Judge Jammu Vinod Chatterji Koul rejected the bail application of Durga Krishan who was allegedly involved in POS...

Gulmarg Land Scam

HC quashes trial court order and directs trial court to hear arguments on charge/discharge

18/10/2018
JAMMU, OCT 18: In a significant order Justice M.K. Hanjura of Jammu and Kashmir High Court (Srinagar Wing) has allowed the revision petition filed by...

Court rejects bail of husband and father-in-law in dowry death case

18/10/2018
JAMMU, Oct 17: CJM Jammu Ashwani Sharma rejected the bail application of Himank Dhar husband and Preduman Krishan Dhar father-in-law Shailly Dhar all...

HC stays order of repatriation of three docs

16/10/2018
JAMMU, OCT 15: State High Court stayed the Govt order No 554-HME 2018 qua to the petitioner whereby Govt order repartration of three doctors from Ja...

HC directives in Safai Karacharies election

14/10/2018
JAMMU, OCT 13: In a petition filed by Akhil Bhartiya Safai Mazdoor Sangh seeking quashment of notification No. JMC/RO/CSKCE/2018/02-05 dated 03.10....

DB issues notices to Registrar General HC, Law Secretary, President Jammu Bar

13/10/2018
JAMMU, OCT 12: Divi sion Bench of the State High Court comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Sindhu Sharma issued notices to Registrar ...

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