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Jawan, father injured in ceasefire violation by Pak

JAMMU, Aug 17: An Army jawan and his father were injured along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri district as the Pakistan Army violated ceasefire for the sixth consecutive day today. There was a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army in the Nowshera sector today in which two persons - a jawan and his father - sustained minor splinter injuries, Army officials said. There were also reports of brief small arms firing along the LoC in Poonch sector today, a police official said. There have been several ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in the last six days, beginning from August 12, when a jawan and a woman were killed, officials said. On August 13, the Pakistan Army violated ceasefire four times by resorting to firing and shelling in Krishnagati, Mankote (Poonch district) Nowshera (Rajouri district) and Uri (Baramulla district) resulting in injuries to three jawans. On August 14, there was firing by Pak Army o...

3 OGWs of militants arrested

SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Security forces have arrested three overground workers (OWGs) of militants and recovered explosives and ammunition from their posse...

GOVT SLEEPING: Locals hit streets over erratic power, water supply

JAMMU, Aug 17: Several protesters today blocked the Amphalla-Janipur road here against erratic power and water supply, as commuters struggled to ...

India can face China, Pak but threat is from within: Farooq

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: India can face China and Pakistan but the threat is from within the country as somebody is determined to spoil everything by divid...

India welcomes US move to designate HM as foreign terror organisation

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: India today welcomed the the US decision to designate Kashmiri militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as a "foreign terrorist organisat...

4 detained for throwing stones at Samba MLA

JAMMU, Aug 17: The police have detained four persons for allegedly hurling stones at a BJP legislator while protesting the death of four persons in a...

Army Chief to visit Ladakh; to review border security

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat will pay a three-day visit to Ladakh beginning Sunday during which he will take stock of the security ...

Rail service suspended again on Srinagar-Banihal track

SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Train service has again been suspended on Srinagar-Banihal track via south Kashmir for security reasons while trains will chug in ...

Govt transfers Srinagar, Anantnag DCs

SRINAGAR, Aug 17: The government today ordered transfer of deputy commissioners of Srinagar and Anantnag districts. Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, F...

Chief Justice visits Baramulla, takes stock of functioning of courts

Haq assures support in making judiciary more vibrant, responsive

BARAMULLA, Aug 17: Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed today visited Baramulla and inaugurated Conference Hall and Lawye...

PM wants ‘Swachch Bharat’, we want ‘Sach Bharat’: Rahul

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at the government for not being able to keep its promises and said Prime Minist...

Govt taking steps to uproot corruption: Modi

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said steps are afoot to uproot corruption that had become institutionalised, even as he promise...

Guardian nod not needed for abortion of a retarded woman: SC

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: There is no need for the consent of guardians for medical termination of pregnancy of a mentally retarded woman as the concept of ...

Oppn to unitedly fight BJP, RSS, preserve ‘composite culture’

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Over a dozen opposition parties today launched a scathing attack on the RSS and accused the Modi government of not fulfilling its ...

Lal Chand appointed as Acting Chairman JKPSC

SRINAGAR, Aug 17: In exercise of his powers under the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N.N. Vohra has approved appointment of Lal Chand, M...

Sawhney condoles demise of Adv Puri

JAMMU, Aug 17: Mr. A.K. Sawhney Advocate, former Bar President and President Jammu Newspaper Guild has condoled the demise of Mr. S K Puri Advocate. ...

Govt extends tax break for industry in J&K till 2027

NEW DELHI/ SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Industries in the north eastern and Himalayan states will continue to get tax exemption till March 2027, albeit as r...

CHINORE MURDER CASE: 2nd Addl. Sessions Judge frames murder charge against four accused

JAMMU, Aug 16: The 2nd Addl. Sessions Judge, Jammu Mr. Pawan Dev Kotwal framed charge under section 302 RPC (Murder) against four accused in th...

Modi govt’s J&K policy has created space for Pak to misbehave: Rahul

BENGALURU, Aug 16: In a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government's Jammu and Kashmir policy, Rahul Gandhi today alleged that it has created a ...

Personal liberty can’t be compromised: SC

NEW DELHI, Aug 16: Personal liberty cannot be compromised at the altar of what the State may perceive as justice, the Supreme Court today said while ...

World News

Trump, Macron discuss global issues: White House

Washington, Aug 5: US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have discussed various global issues, including mutual intere...

UN to vote on tougher North Korea sanctions

United Nations, Aug 5 (AFP) The UN Security Council will vote today on a US-drafted resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea, diplomats have sa...

Khrushchev blasted Mao for 1959 border skirmish with India

Beijing, Aug 5: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev squarely blamed China's Mao Zedong for the border skirmish in 1959 with India and the subsequent esca...

546 Indian nationals in Pakistan jails

Islamabad: At least 546 Indian nationals, including nearly 500 fishermen, are languishing in Pakistani jails, according to a list, the Pakistan gover...

Pentagon delays plan for transgender recruits

District of Columbia: Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday delayed a plan by Barack Obama's administration to start accepting transgender recruit...

Protests in Hong Kong as Xi Jinping swears in new leader

Hong Kong: President Xi Jinping swore in new Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday as the politically divided city marked 20 years since it was han...

India needs to improve water management regimes: Expert

Singapore: India needs to improve its water management regimes across the country to attract foreign investments and technologies, an industry expert...

Indian-origin boy in UK gets 162 IQ points, more than Einstein

London: An 11-year-old Indian-origin boy in the UK has secured the top possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, two points higher than geniuses Albe...

Business News



Bihar CM recommends CBI probe into Bhagalpur NGO scam

Patna, Aug 17: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today recommended a CBI probe into alleged swindling of government money to the tune of over Rs 950 ...

No ‘name calling’ in Sunanda Pushkar case: HC

New Delhi, Aug 16: The Delhi High Court today asked a TV channel and the kin of Sunanda Pushkar not to indulge in "name calling" in connection with h...

UP local body polls in November: state Govt tells HC

Allahabad, Aug 16: Local body elections will take place in Uttar Pradesh in November this year, the Allahabad High Court was today informed by the st...

Man held for stealing police gypsy in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 16: A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a police vehicle from south Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur area, police said ...

20-year-old woman raped, thrown off fourth floor

New Delhi, Aug 13: A 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped and then thrown off the fourth floor of a house here in a semi-nude condition by a man who...

HP CPI (M) to launch state-wide campaign

Shimla, Aug 12: The Himachal Pradesh unit of the CPI (M) will launch a state-wide campaign against the “anti- people” and “pro-corporate policies” of...

Naxal commander held in Dantewada

Raipur, Aug 6: A Maoist section commander, carrying a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, was arrested from Chhattis garh's insurgency-hit Dant ewa...

Sanitation workers die of asphyxiation, BJP seeks probe

New Delhi, Aug 6: Three sanitation workers died allegedly due to asphyxiation today while cleaning a drain in southeast Delhi's Lajpat Nagar, with th...


Mehbooba, Gajapati Raju inaugurate upgraded terminal at Jammu Airport

Jammu has much to offer in terms of heritage, history: CM

JAMMU, Aug 17: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Union Minister for Civil Aviation, P Ashok Gajapati Raju inaugurated the upgraded passenger termina...

Governor participates in Special National Integration Camp at Leh

LEH, Aug 17: Governor N.N.Vohra today visited Leh to participate in the Special National Integration Camp (SNIC) organised here by the National Cadet...

Governor visits Ladakh Garrison

Briefed by 14 Corps Commander

LEH, Aug 17: Governor N.N. Vohra visited 14 Corps Hqrs, Leh, where he was briefed by Lt. Gen PJS Pannu, Corps Commander. Lt. Gen. Pannu briefed Gove...

CM visits photo exhibition organized by Information Department

Jammu, Aug 17: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is on a two day visit to the winter capital, visited the photo exhibition organized by Department ...

I am representing students in Govt: Bukhari

Urges parents to spend time with children to inculcate moral values in them

SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Stressing that welfare of students remains a top priority of his Government, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari to...

Mahila Congress holds protest demonstration against NDA Govt

Jammu, Aug 17: Hundreds of activists of Mahila Congress under the leadership of Pradesh Mahila Congress president Ms. Indu Pawar, Ex-MLA, held massiv...

CS chairs 5th meeting of State Road Safety Council

Stresses on effective regulation, better road engineering, technology to minimize accidents

SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday asked DCs to submit a District Road Safety Plan by 15th of September, 2017, inter-alia, incorpor...

Bali chairs Kishtwar DDB review meeting

Directs CMO to submit DPR for face-lifting of DH

KISHTWAR, Aug 17: Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Baghat, who is also the chairman of District Development Board Kishtwar, today chair...

OP-ED News

New vistas in India-US relationship

The first shipment of American crude oil is likely to reach India in the last week of September, opening new vistas in the Indo-US ties. With this In...

Development of waterways

Jammu and Kashmir has an extensive network of inland waterways in the form of rivers but the same has remained un-utilized till date. This is notwith...

No package for Industrial units

Many industrial units at Bari Brahmana, Samba and Kathua are planning to wind up their operations as the Central and the State Governments have maint...

Defunct Water Resources Authority

The dilly-dallying approach of the Government invited sharp criticism from various quarters including from the High Court, which is laying thrust on ...

Abolishing interview system

State Government has finally made up its mind to abolish the practice of conducting interviews for recruitments to the non-gazetted posts in order to...

Utilizing water of rivers

Construction of Shahpur Kandi Dam Project for which agreement was signed between Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab on January 20, 1979 and whose fate is h...

Relations remain strained

Cross-LoC trade remained suspended for fifth consecutive day today on Poonch-Rawlakote route, taking the losses to nearly Rs 40 crores. The Trade Fac...

Seamless Fencing

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs announced installation of 24×7 seamless virtual fencing with sensors along 198 kilometers International Border (IB...

Legal Section

Two days training programme for Retainer Lawyers begins at Doda

Jammu, Aug 17: On the directions of State Legal Services Authority, two days training programme for Retainer Lawyers of twin Districts Doda and Kisht...

PIL regarding Security of Courts

DB dissatisfied with submissions of State; constitute Six persons Committee

JAMMU, Aug 14: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Summit Nayyar seeking security of Court complex, A Division Bench of State High Court Compris...

PIL seeks implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace Act 2013

DB arrays GAD Secy, Div Coms of Jammu, Kashmir

JAMMU, Aug 12: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Adv Rajeshwari Katoch seeking implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace ...

Fir against Animal Activist

HC stays production of challan

Jammu, Aug 11: In a significant order, Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta of J&K High Court (Jammu Wing) has stayed the production of challan against Devinde...

Selection of Muslim in MBBS on SC Category

HC stays selection

Jammu, Aug 10: High Court stayed the selection of Shahbaz Khan S/o Abdul Majid who was selected for MBBS under SC Category. In a petition filed by R...

Assault on Animal Activist and non-registration of FIR

CJM directs SHO Janipur to investigate and report compliance

JAMMU, Aug 10: Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu Ashwani Sharma has directed the SHO Police Station Janipur Jammu under Section 156(3) CrPC to investig...

DB constitutes High Power Committee to prevent pollution in river Tawi

JAMMU, Aug 9: Taking serious note over the pollution in river Tawi, A Division Bench of the State High Court Comprising Justice Alok Aradhe and Justi...

VOJ presents challan against then XEN, others

Jammu, Aug 8: Vigilance Organization Jammu presented challan against Tilak Raj Sargotra then Executive Engineer and Rohit Puri in the Court Anticorru...


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