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At 59% Baramulla LS constituency records all-time high voter turnout

21/05/2024
SRINAGAR, May 20: Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency, which was once militancy-infested, recorded its highest-ever voter turnout on Monday at 59 per cent on a violence-free polling day, the Union territory's Chief Electoral Officer P K Pole said here. He also said that the Sopore assembly segment of the parliamentary constituency witnessed a healthy turnout of 44.36 per cent after recording single-digit polling percentages in the past couple of decades. "The Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency witnessed a record voter turnout since parliamentary polls were first held here in 1967," Pole told reporters at the end of polling. The previous highest voter turnout in the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency was witnessed in 1984 at 58.90 per cent. This year, it was 59 per cent, Pole said. The constituency has 17,37,865 registered voters and there are 22 candidates in the fray. The official said that the figures were likely to undergo an upward revision as there were vote...

Lt Gov congratulates people, stakeholders on high voter turnout

21/05/2024
SRINAGAR, May 20: Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha congratulated the people and all the stakeholders on the high voter turnout in Baramulla Parli...

Jammu records season’s hottest day as mercury hits 42.2 Deg C

New school timing comes into effect

21/05/2024
JAMMU, May 20: Jammu on Monday recorded the season’s hottest day, with the maximum temperature hitting 42.2 degrees Celsius, an official said, as...

Over 67 percent polling registered in Ladakh

21/05/2024
SRINAGAR, May 20: Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency registered over 67 percent polling till 5 PM to decide the fate of three candidates in the fray. ...

Five Kashmiri youth detained with fake USD currency notes

21/05/2024
JAMMU, May 20: In a bizarre incident, police on Monday detained five youth from Kashmir with fake US dollar currency notes in Sidhra area here in the...

Special Tribunal dismisses petition by former deputy CM's wife, Imposes Rs 10 lakhs exemplary costs

21/05/2024
JAMMU, May 20: Member Special Tribunal Jammu Asif Hamid Khan today dismissed the appeal filed against the demolition of House illegally construct...

Iranian President Raisi, FM Amir-Abdollahian killed in chopper crash

21/05/2024
NEW DELHI, May 20: The Central Government on Monday declared a one day state mourning throughout the country on Tuesday, as a mark of respect for the...

SC refuses to entertain plea against new Criminal Laws, allows withdrawal of petition

21/05/2024
NEW DELHI, May 20: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition which challenged the enactment of three new laws that seek to overhaul...

Restoration of J&K Statehood is “Solemn Promise” we have made, will stand by it: PM Modi

21/05/2024
BHUBANESWAR, May 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said his Government has made a “solemn promise” for restoration of Jammu and Kashmir’s Stateho...

Rates fixed for service providers during SANJY-2024 via Baltal

21/05/2024
GANDERBAL, May 20: To ensure the smooth conduct of Shri AmarnathJi Yatra (SANJY) 2024 via the Baltal route, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, S...

Hope people of Baramulla come out to vote: Omar

21/05/2024
SRINAGAR, May 20: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Monday expressed hope that people of Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency will come...

Cong didn’t revoke Article 370 for appeasement’s sake: Amit Shah

21/05/2024
KARNAL, May 20: Karnal, May 20 (PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday attacked the Congress, saying the party did not revoke Article 370, whic...

Man arrested for murdering wife

21/05/2024
JAMMU, May 20: A man was arrested by police on Monday for allegedly murdering his wife in Bishnah area in outskirts of the city. Police spokesman sa...

Govt allocates all Habeas- Corpus cases of J&K, Ladakh wings of HC to AG

21/05/2024
JAMMU, May 20: The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued an order allocating all Habeas Corpus cases, including appeals arising from them, to the ...

Security Forces given free hand to bring perpetrators to justice: LG Sinha

Former BJP Sarpanch shot dead

20/05/2024
SRINAGAR, May 19: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Shopian and Pahalgam and said security fo...

Amid stepped-up security, Baramulla LS seat set to go to polls on Monday

Over 500 centenarians among 17 lakh voters in Baramulla to decide fate of Omar, Sajad Lone

20/05/2024
SRINAGAR, May 19: The stage is set for the Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency which goes to polls on Monday amid stepped-up security arrangemen...

Three NC workers injured in stabbing incident at poll rally in Poonch

20/05/2024
JAMMU, May 19: Three National Conference (NC) workers were injured when unidentified persons attacked them with knives at an election rally in Mendha...

Govt employee dismissed, 4 others suspended over poll code violation

20/05/2024
SRINAGAR, May 19: The Jammu and Kashmir election department has dismissed a government employee from services and suspended four others for violation...

PoJK belongs to us, will take it back: Amit Shah

20/05/2024
PRAYAGRAJ (UP), May 19: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) belongs to India, and “we w...

Larger participation of people answer to ‘Betrayal Of Aug 2019’: Omar On Art 370 abrogation

20/05/2024
BUDGAM, May 19: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has said people are identifying themselves with his party’s campaign as it is talking about ...

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Citizen's Forum welcomes Finance Minister's statement

02/08/2020
JAMMU, Aug 1: Citizen's Forum welcome the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman when she said Banks cannot refuse credit to MSMEs under the emergency c...

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

02/08/2020
Brazil, AUG 1 : The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some envir...

China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

02/08/2020
China, aug 1: China has condemned Germany’s decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of int...

UK PM honours Indian-origin dancer for online Bhangra classes during lockdown

02/08/2020
Brazil, AUG 1 : An Indian-origin dancer who transformed his dance classes into free Bhangracise sessions online to help people stay fit during the co...

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

02/08/2020
New York, aug 1: News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing in its...

Mexico's COVID-19 death toll now world's 3rd highest

02/08/2020
Mexico, aug 1: With a total of 46,688 fatalities, Mexico now accounts for the world's third highest number of coronavirus fatalities in the world, a...

US tightens the screws on Beijing, restricts visas for Chinese officials

27/06/2020
WASHINGTON, JUNE 27: The United States is imposing visa restrictions on current and former Chinese officials responsible for “eviscerating” the freed...

Tokyo enters phase 2, reopens schools, more businesses

02/06/2020
TOKYO, JUNE 1: Tokyo entered phase two of its de-escalation on Monday with public schools reopening after a three-month closure and a larger number ...

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PM Modi engages in freewheeling interaction with awardees; children share details of their achievements

24/01/2024
New Delhi, Jan 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees and engaged in a freewheeling ...

PM Modi showers flower petals on workers in Ayodhya

23/01/2024
Ayodhya, Jan 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday showered flower petals on the workers who were a part of the construction team at the Ram Tem...

Dr Jitendra inaugurates training programme for Kendriya Bhandar officials designed by IIM Raipur

23/09/2023
New Delhi, Sep 22: Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh inaugurated a landmark training programme designed for Kendriya Bhandar Officials by the In...

Avoid bulky synopses, says Supreme Court after 60-page synopsis filed in appeal against 6-page HC order

27/08/2023
New Delhi, Aug 26: The Supreme Court recently stated that parties should avoid filing bulky synopses in cases before it. A bench of Justices Abhay S ...

Delhi Police evacuates 750 people from low-lying areas close to Yamuna

14/07/2023
New Delhi, Jul 12: As parts of Delhi close to the Yamuna battles an overflowing river, police and other agencies on Wednesday evacuated more than 750...

NMDC records best ever may month performance

02/06/2023
Hyderabad, Jun 1: State Miner NMDC produced 3.71 MnT and sold 3.62 MnT of iron ore in the second month of FY24, recording the highest ever May month ...

Former President Kovind advocates for strategy in sanitation studies

02/04/2023
New Delhi, Apr 2: Former President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday urged academicians to formulate strategies to promote issues relating to sanitation and ...

Dr. Jitendra launches J&K chapter of Public Relations Society of India

20/03/2023
JAMMU, Mar 19: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Techn-ology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Pe...

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CS reviews overall security scenario

Committee formed to devise SOPs for comprehensive safety of tourists, civilians, political workers

21/05/2024
SRINAGAR, May 20: Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo, today chaired a high level meeting of Civil and Police administration to review the security scenario...

Will restore jobs, land rights of J&K taken away by the current Govt: Azad

21/05/2024
Srinagar, May 20: Chairman of the Demo-cratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP), Ghulam Nabi Azad, today made a significant promise to the people of Anan...

DDC inspects progress of work on Domail-Katra Section of DAK Expressway

21/05/2024
REASI, May 20: District Development Commissio-ner Reasi Vishesh Mahajan today inspected the pace of work being executed on the Domail-Katra section o...

2nd Indian Orthopaedic Rheumatology Spine Conclave organized

21/05/2024
JAMMU, May 20: 2nd Indian Orthopaedic Rheu-matology Spine Conclave (IORA) was organized by the Department of Orth-opaedics ASCOMS & Hospital, Sidhra ...

J&K wins 11 medals in India Skill Competitions 2024

Three gold medallions to participate in international competition in France

21/05/2024
SRINAGAR, May 20: The India Skill Competitions 2024, nation's largest skill competition, has officially concluded yesterday at Yashobhoomi, Dwarka, D...

Lt Governor interacts with members of Apex Committee on Agriculture Development

20/05/2024
SRINAGAR, May 19: Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha today interacted with the members of Apex Committee for Holistic Development of Agriculture & ...

CII J&K Council Vice Chairman along with other members call on Railway Board Member, Discusses Key Infrastructure Projects

20/05/2024
JAMMU, May 19: Dr. M.A. Alim, Vice Chairman of the CII J&K Council along with other CII Members, met with Anil Khadelwal, the Member of the Railway B...

DC Jammu reviews functioning of Revenue Department

Asks for services delivery as per PSGA

20/05/2024
JAMMU, May 19: Deputy Commissio-ner Sachin Kumar Vaishya today reviewed the working of Revenue Department, here at a meeting attended by senior funct...

OP-ED News

Triumph of Democracy in Baramulla

21/05/2024
On Monday, history was made in Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency. Amid the picturesque valleys and the shadow of a tumultuous past, the constituency r...

A Dark Night in Kashmir

20/05/2024
The serene valleys of Kashmir, once known for their unparalleled beauty, have again been marred by the dark shadow of violence. On Saturday night, th...

A Democratic Milestone

19/05/2024
As the fifth phase of the ongoing LokSabha elections approaches on May 20, Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency stands at the threshold of a signific...

The unfolding crisis in PoK

18/05/2024
The recent protests in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoK) have once again brought to the forefront the long-standing issues that have plagued ...

A balancing act of security and sentiment

17/05/2024
Home Minister Amit Shah's two-day visit to Srinagar, set against the backdrop of the upcoming LokSabha elections and the impending Amarnath Yatra, ho...

J&K shines at Cannes Film Festival

16/05/2024
Today, a remarkable chapter was added to the annals of Indian cinema as Jammu & Kashmir made its grand debut at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. This h...

Zero Tolerance - The Keystone for a Drug-Free J&K

15/05/2024
Jammu and Kashmir, a region celebrated for its resplendent beauty and rich cultural heritage, stands at a critical juncture. The specter of drug abus...

US-India Ties: Soaring to new heights

14/05/2024
In the evolving geopolitical landscape, the strategic partnership between the United States and India is not just a bilateral relationship; it is a s...

Legal Section

Suspension is not a punishment as it is neither punitive nor stigmatic: CAT

09/05/2024
Jammu, May 8: Central Administr-ative Tribunal holds that Suspension is not a punishment as it is neither punitive nor stigmatic. It is generally don...

HC stays proceeding in defamation complaint filed by Dharamarth Trust against its Ex-Employees

02/05/2024
Jammu, May 1: Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has stayed the proceedings before the Court of 'City Judge' Srina...

Court rejects bail in murder case

26/04/2024
Jammu, Apr 24: Additional Sessions Judge Doda Amarjeet Singh Lageh rejected the bail application Davinder Kumar who was facing trial in murder case. ...

HC grants final opportunity to comply judgement of DIG RP Range to appear in person

24/04/2024
Jammu, Apr 23: Justice Sanjeev Kumar of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court while dealing with a contempt petition, granted one last and final oppo...

HC upholds PSA of Lady Dru Pedller

23/04/2024
Jammu, Apr 22: Justice Sanjeev Kumar of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court upheld the detention under PSA of Priya Devi aka Priya 54 years lady in...

HC upholds conviction in corruption case after 19 years

23/04/2024
Jammu, Apr 22: Justice Sanjay Dhar of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court one of oldest conviction appeal and upheld the conviction of Mohd Sadiq w...

Court directs SSP Crime to register FIR against Asstt. Prof who secured appointment on forged documents

11/04/2024
Jammu, Apr 10: The Court of Passenger Tax, Jammu, has directed SSP Crime Jammu to register FIR and investigate into alleged use of forged documents b...

DB upholds dismissial of Govt employee involved in stone pelting cases

05/04/2024
Jammu, Apr 4: A Division Bench of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court Comprising Justice Rajnesh Oswal and Justice Moksha Khajuria Kazmi uphold the...

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