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NC rejects Centre’s Delimitation Commission

Unwilling to accept events of August 5

SRINAGAR, May 29: The National Conference (NC) on Friday rejected the Delimitation Commission announced by the Centre recently for Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the party's three members of Parliament will not participate in it. In a statement, the NC, led by former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said: "With reference to the recently announced Delimitation Commission announced by the Government of India, Jammu & Kashmir National Conference today rejects this process and its three members of Parliament will not participate in the said commission." The party added: "This delimitation commission is a product of the J&K Re-organisation Act 2019, which the JKNC is challenging in and outside the Supreme Court. Participating in this delimitation Commission will be tantamount to accepting the events of 5th August 2019, which the NC is unwilling to do." "According to the Constitution of J&K, the constituencies of J&K were to be delimited in 2026 with the rest of the country. The constit...

Fresh 36 cases from Jammu, 92 from Kashmir

70-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Srinagar, death toll rises to 28

JAMMU, May 29: A 70-year-old man from Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir died due to COVID-19 raising the the death toll in the Union Territor...

16 flights with 1652 passengers land at Jammu, Srinagar Airports

JAMMU, May 29: On Day 5 of resumption of operation of domestic flights in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, 16 flights with 1652 passengers o...

J&K Educational, Training Institutes to remain closed till June 15

JAMMU, May 29: The government has ordered that all the Educational Institutions and Training Institutes in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir s...

Four booked for failing to report at quarantine centre

JAMMU, May 28: Four persons were booked for violation of quarantine rules in Samba district on Thursday night, police officials said. All the four p...

Brother of explosives-laden car owner intercepted in Pulwama being questioned

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Modi’s stature to be enhanced post COVID-19 era: Jitendra

NEW DELHI, May 29: Union minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said when the COVID-19 pandemic will be over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will emerge as ...

Modi 2.0 fulfils BJP’s core agenda in first year but COVID-19 throws new challenges

NEW DELHI, May 29: The Modi government executed its ideological agenda at a vigorous pace in its first year in office in its second term but the ...

Committee approves grant of Selection Grade in favour of 32 officers of JK Revenue Service

JAMMU, May 29: The Committee constituted vide Government Order No. 115-Rev (Gaz) of 2019 dated 23.10.2019, which met under the Chairmanship of Dr. Pa...

India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 1.68 lakh

NEW DELHI, May 29: The nationwide count of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 1.68 lakh on Friday with a record number of nearly 7,500 people testing p...

Soz’s moves SC against his house detention

NEW DELHI, May 29: The wife of former Union minister and senior Jammu and Kashmir Congress leader Saifuddin Soz moved the Supreme Court on Friday see...

Army Commanders deliberate on existing security challenges at 3-day conference

NEW DELHI, May 29: The apex leadership of the Indian Army deliberated on various aspects related to existing and developing security chall-enges, the...

Law Minister questions logic behind SC ruling which brought back collegium system

NEW DELHI, May 29: Questioning the basis of the Supreme Court judgement that quashed the National Judicial Appointments Commission, Law Minister Ravi...

Major IED blast averted by timely input, action by security forces in Pulwama

SRINAGAR, May 28: Security forces on Thursday averted a major tragedy as they foiled a bid to set up a car-borne IED, containing about 45 kgs of expl...

2 militant associates arrested

SRINAGAR, May 28: Two associates of Hizbul Mujahideen militants were arrested from Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said. T...

Jain, Sahai transferred as Members J&K CAT, 20 officals shifted from CAT Chandigarh to Jammu

Centre constitutes permanent bench of CAT for J&K, Ladakh

NEW DELHI, May 28: As Centre's decision to extend the jurisdiction of Chandigarh branch of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) over J&K had evoked ...

115 fresh positive cases reported from J&K

55-year-old man from Baramulla dies; death toll reaches 27

JAMMU, May 28: The Government Thursday informed that 115 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 14 from Jammu division and 101 from Kash...

Efficient handling of matter by UT Govt

HC dismisses petition against Mian Qayoom’s PSA detention

SRINAGAR, May 28: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today disposed of the petition against the detention of J&K High Court Bar Association President, ...

2000 vacancies of ‘Panchayat Accounts Assistants’ to be filled up on fast track

Admission process to Polytechnics in J&K revamped; Transgenders to get pension

JAMMU, May 28: The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu, gave a go ahead to the recrui...

New J&K recruitment rules fast-track process, give benefits to widows, those without kin in Govt job

No domicile certificates needed at application stage

Jammu, May 28: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday approved special recruitment rules for Class-IV jobs, expediting the process and gran...

World News

Pak diplomat accused of trafficking sets up diplomatic row with Zimbabwe: Report

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Wall Street up as recovery hopes overshadow coronavirus worries

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Scale-up battle preparedness, Xi Jinping tells Chinese military

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Donald Trump threatens to shift Republican convention

LONDON, MAY 26: President Donald Trump has threatened to shift the upcoming Republican party convention, where he will be officially crowned as the p...

Putin says Russia passed peak of Coronavirus epidemic, orders World War II victory Parade

RUSSIA, MAY 26: President Vladimir Putin said Russia has passed the peak of the coronavirus epidemic and ordered preparations to resume for military ...

Covid-19: Asian shares climb, Tokyo gains on hopes for reopening

NEW DELHI, MAY 25: Asian shares are mostly higher, with Tokyo stocks gaining on expectations that a pandemic state of emergency will be lifted for al...

China supports WHO-led review of pandemic after it is over, says foreign ministry

China, MAY 8: China supports a World Health Organisation (WHO)-led review into the coronavirus pandemic after it is declared over, the foreign minist...

Indian soldiers remembered as UK marks Victory in Europe Day

Europe, MAY 8: An aerobatics team of the Royal Air Force joined a series of events on Friday to mark Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) – May 8, 1945 – ...

Business News



12 IndiGo passengers who travelled on four flights test positive for Covid-19

NEW DELHI, MAY 28: A total of 12 asymptomatic passengers who travelled in four flights of IndiGo have tested positive for Covid-19, the airline said ...

1 lakh Indians to be brought back by end of Vande Bharat phase 2 mission: MEA

NEW DELHI, MAY 28: Close to one lakh Indians stranded abroad will be brought back home by the end of the second phase 2 of the Vande Bharat Mission,...

Google considering to buy 5% stake in Vodafone Idea: Report

NEW DELHI, MAY 28: Global technology giant Google is "considering" to buy a stake of about 5 percent in Vodafone Idea, a report published in the Fin...

Case filed against Sonia Gandhi for Congress tweet on PM-CARES Fund

Bengaluru, May 21: A case has been registered against Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Karnataka in connection with a tweet posted on the party's o...

Train tickets worth over Rs 6 lakh recovered, 14 arrested including 8 IRCTC agents

NEW DELHI, MAY 21:The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has arrested 14 people, including eight IRCTC agents, for allegedly illegally selling e-tickets ...

CRPF official succumbs to COVID-19; recoveries surpass active cases in paramilitary forces

NEW DELHI, MAY 21: A 50-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Central Reserve Police Force has succumbed to novel coronavirus, officials said on Th...

Vande Bharat Mission in phase 3 may rope private airlines, talks on

NEW DELHI, MAY 21:The third phase of Vande Bharat Mission, India’s massive programme to repatriate nationals stranded across the globe due to the Cov...

Congress launches Rajiv Gandhi Nyaya Scheme in Chhattisgarh; farmers get cash

NEW DELHI, MAY 21: Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay scheme on the death anniversary of former PM Rajiv Gandhi in ...


Dir Agri visits SMF, Tapper

SRINAGAR, MAY 29: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, today, has said that efforts are in full swing to make Seed Multiplication ...

No jobs, starvation will lead to anarchy: Zorawar

Jammu, May 29: Team Jammu demands relief measures for transport operators, workers in un-organized sector Expressing serious concern over the poor f...

GGF distributes Relief at Sainik Colony

JAMMU, MAY 29: Gandhi Global Family J&K distributed dry ration among 25 local needy families of Sainik Colony, Sector-C in the premises of Mandir, id...

DC convenes meeting with Trade and Business organisation

Emphasises on community preparedness for COVID containment along with economic revival and safeguarding livelihood

SRINAGAR, MAY 29: Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, convened detailed deliberation with all trade and business organisations e...

MP Ladakh visits remote villages along side SingayLa Pass

Leh, May 29: One Parliamentarian who is making a mark with his untiring efforts to serve the needy amid the crisis of COVID19, young and dynamic M...

Mir felicitates people on Mela Khir Bhawani

SRINAGAR, May 29: The J&K Pradesh Congress Comm ittee (JKPCC) today felicitated people on the auspicious occasion of Mela Khir Bhawani and prayed for...

Gram Panchayats leading grassroots governance in Rajouri

RAJOURI, MAY 29: District Administration Rajouri has adopted a multipronged strategy to ensure its outreach to around 1.20 lakh households in the dis...

Skyview Patnitop Offers Additional 8,000 PPE Masks to Administration

Reasi, May 29: Seeking strict action against the collectors for delaying compensation to the farmers, Former Minister and J&K Apni Party, senior lead...

OP-ED News

Finally CAT Bench in Jammu

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Redrawing boundaries

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A precarious situation

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Delay in implementation of recommendations

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Changing of Labour laws

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Addressing the issue of energy deficiency

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RBI: Once again for the rescue

The RBI has once again stepped up to the plate at the right time with measures that will reduce the cost of capital and ease the financial burden on ...

Redrawing constituencies

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Legal Section

Multi-crore scam in Coop Bank

HC dismisses petition of Chairman seeking quashing of FIR

Jammu, May 27: In a much publicized multicrore scam in Cooperative Bank, Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul today dismissed the petition filed by Chairman ...

DB directs authorities formalize action plan on public response post on removal of lockdown

Jammu, MAY 13: A Division Bench of J&K High Court Comprising Chief Justice and Justice Rajnesh Oswal today directed Secretary, Health and Medical E...

Court rejects bail of BSF jawan allegedly involved in POCSO case

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Court rejects bail of Heroine Smuggler

Jammu, May 6: Principal Sessions Judge Reasi Kamlesh Pandit rejected the bail application of one Rakesh Kumar /O Birbal R/O Aggar Jitto Tehsil Katra ...

Court rejects bail in negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life

Jammu, May 1: CJM Samba Ajay Gupta today rejected the bail application of one Lakhvinder Singh S/O Charan Singh R/O Chak Ramchand, Sujwan Teshil & Di...

HC dismisses bunch of petitions challenging cancellation of mining auction

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DB directs SWD & SLSA to mitigate complaints, difficulties of victims of elderly abuse, child violence & Ors

JAMMU, APRIL 29: A Division Bench J&K High Court Comprising Chief Justice and Rajnesh Oswal while hearing a Suo-Moto Public Interest Litigation on do...

No general or overarching orders for grant of permission to all persons desirous of going from Jammu to Srinagar can be granted: DB

JAMMU, APRIL 16: A Division Bench J&K High Court Comprising Chief Justice and Rajnesh Oswal while hearing a Public Interest Litigation on Covid 19 i...


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