State

  • Mohit Gera appointed PCCF, HoFF

    Jammu, Apr 9: As per Government order No 52 FST of 2020 dated April 9 sanction was accorded to appoint Dr Mohit Gera (IFS JK 1987) to the post of Principal Chief Conservator Forests and Head of Forest Force (HoFF) in apex scale....Read More

  • Train service suspended in Kashmir

    Srinagar, Mar 19: Train service was suspended on Thursday in Kashmir in view of the situation emerged due to spread of Coronavirus which has affected several countries across the world. According to an order issued by railway authorities, in view of the spread of coronavirus apprehensions in the valley as a precautionary measure, the Banihal to Baramulla and vice versa rail services will remain suspended with immediate effect till March 31, 2020. So far four positive cases of coronavirus have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory. Meanwhile, authorities placed restrictions on the movement of people in several areas of Srinagar and Budgam districts as a precautionary measure ...Read More

  • Srinagar shuts down after 1st case reported

    Srinagar, March 19: Jammu and Kashmir Administration imposed restrictions in Srinagar on Thursday in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Shops, offices and business establishments have been closed. Concertina wires have been placed at many spots in the city to prevent the movement of the people. The move comes a day after the first coronavirus positive case was reported in the city. The person belonging to Khanyar in downtown had returned to Srinagar from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah on March 16. "Restrictions imposed in Srinagar city for containment of any likely spread of coronavirus. Medical teams are following SOP. There will be initial problems for a day or so. Administration ...Read More

  • Farooq writes PM, urges him to restore 4G internet

    Srinagar, Mar 19: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Thursday wrote letter to PM Modi and urged him to restore high speed internet services in J&K amid Corona Virus scare situation. Farooq who is also sitting MP, wrote “As you aware, the first case of Corona Virus has been detected in Kashmir yesterday which has resulted in authorities locking down large parts of Kashmir Valley. Business and students already hit hard by the shutdown after August, 5 2019 are again suffering because of these restrictions. The people are being advised to work/study from home but this is impossible with 2G internet speed and limited fixed line internet penetration. I would therefore request you to...Read More

  • Army rescues nine people stranded in snow

    The army on Sunday rescued nine people, including five women, who were stranded in snow in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir''s Rajouri district, a defence spokesperson said. "Army troops of the Romeo Force braved harsh weather and incessant snow and rain near Dera Ki Gali to rescue the passengers travelling between Thanamandi and Bafliaz," he said. The spokesperson said their SUV got stuck on the road due to heavy snowfall, which kept increasing. On information about the same, he said the troops and the local police stationed at Dera Ki Gali swung into action and reached the site immediately and rescued the people. Meanwhile, the weatherman has forecast another spell of lig...Read More

  • Kashmir International Conference Centre means SKICC

    The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday dropped “Sher-i-Kashmir”, the title attributed to the first chief minister of J&K Sheikh Abdullah, from Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) and renamed it as Kashmir International Conference Centre. Located on the banks of Dal Lake, the state-managed convention centre has hosted a number of international and national level conferences like interstate council meet, an international laparoscopic conference among others. The website, however, still carries the old name. The SKICC was turned into a subsidiary jail since scrapping of the special status of J&K under Article 370 on August 5 last year. Among those detained at the S...Read More

  • Congress says BJP's offshoot party

    J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Sunday has termed the new political formation as offshoot of Saffron Party, describing it as a creation of various quarters, which have always been hell bent upon to create chaos and divisions in the political system of J&K. The Party also said the motive behind the new formation would be visible on the ground, very soon, saying that people are ready to give befitting reply against this new formation. Commenting on the New Formation Mir has said that people have already witnessed the offshoot of the Saffron Party in the political system of J&K surfaced since 2014 and fully realize as to what was going on behind the curtains. Mir said earlier also, ...Read More

  • Gulmarg reading to host Winter Games

    The first-ever Winter Games under ‘Khelo India’, a national programme for the development of sports, will commence in Gulmarg from March 7 to 11. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that it will be the largest ever and of the highest standard. “We are organising the first-ever Winter Games in India and it will be held in Gulmarg and will be the largest ever and of the highest standard. This is going to be a milestone because we talk about the Summer Olympics, but we don’t talk about the Winter...Read More

  • 2 fake JEs sacked, booked for fraud certificates

    Two junior engineers of Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department have been dismissed on charges of securing their jobs on the basis of fake sports certificates, said officials on Friday. The duo, Pallav Gupta and Sagar Kumar, have also ben booked on charges of committing cheating and forgery, they said. Gupta and Kumar had managed to secure their appointment orders in PDD as junior engineers against sports quota in 2017 and 2018 respectively, they said. Interestingly, they had managed to secure their jobs reserved for sports champions of national and international level competitions despite never having played any game even at school level, the officials said. ...Read More

  • Landslide halts NHW Jammu Srinagar

    The 270-kilometre Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was blocked due to multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Friday, officials said. Vehicular traffic on the strategic highway was disrupted due to multiple landslides forcing over 400 vehicles to halt at different places. There were several landslides triggered by heavy rains in Banihal and Ramban areas on the highway, they said. Men and machinery are at work to clear the highway of the debris but rains continue to trigger more landslides, officials added. The reports said that over 400 vehicles mostly comprisin...Read More

  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan being aptly countered: Governor

    Srinagar, Aug 01: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday said that befitting reply was being given to the ceasefire violation along Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan. Talking to reporters on the side lines of a function in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, Malik said that the ceasefire violation by Pakistan along LoC is being countered aptly. “We are giving them (Pakistan) three times more trouble than what they give to us (people),” he said. He said that “I think they will stop ...Read More

  • HCBA Jammu suspends traitors speaking in favour of Article 35A

    Jammu, Aug 01: High Court Bar Association (HCBA), Jammu Thursday distanced itself from the statement of some Jammu lawyers, including former Bar President, Jammu, regarding strengthening of Articles 370 and 35-A. Addressing a press conference here, President HCBA Jammu, Advocate Abhinav Sharma said that entire executive committee took a decision to covey that statement made by few individual members of the Bar yesterday and day before was in their personal capacity and not was the statement of the HCBA. “We strongly seriously condemn this statement and disown it. They had not been authorized by anybody to issue any statement. From now onwards no member can give any statement till he is auth...Read More

  • Farooq led NC delegation Meets PM

    Srinagar, Aug 01: National Conference (NC) President Dr Farooq Abdullah along with his son and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and MP Justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Sources said that Farooq led delegation apprised the Prime Minister about the prevailing situation in the state in the backdrop of the Centre’s move to send 100 additional companies of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces to the Valley. “Besides, issues of revocation of Article 35A and reports of delimitation of Assembly and Parliament seats in the state were discussed during the meeting. Abdullah and other ...Read More

  • Minor boy killed Amarnath yatra suspended as heavy rains lash Jammu

    An eight-year-old boy was killed and a teenage girl severely injured on Wednesday in two separate incidents of house collapse after heavy showers lashed Jammu region. The rains triggered multiple landslides, disrupting traffic for several hours on the 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, forced suspension of the ongoing Amarnath yatra from Jammu and closure of the new track to the famous Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, officials said. Director of State Meteorological Department Sonam Lo...Read More

  • ED questioned Farooq over JKCA money laundering case

    Chandigarh, July 31: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief minister and National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah today questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Chandigarh in connection with about Rs 112 crore in Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) money laundering case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had already filed a case and also a charge sheet. After the CBI, the ED filed a case of money laundering and started an investigation. The CBI filed a charge sheet in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar (J&K) under section 120B r/w 406 & 409 of RPC against then JKCA president, then JKCA general secretary; then JKCA treasurer and then Srinagar J&K Ban...Read More