Jammu: Vehicles moving towards Jammu-Srinagar highway which was closed due to heavy snowfall in Kashmir valley, near Patnitop, about 110 km from Jammu on Saturday.PTI Photo(PTI1_7_2017_000270A)

Snowfall, Landslides Close Highway

Srinagar, Nov 23: The Jammu-Srinagar Highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir valley with the outside world, was closed for traffic on Monday due to fresh snowfall and landslides in Ramban district, officials said. Over 300 vehicles have been stranded due to the closure of the thoroughfare due to landslides in Ramban district and snowfall


Militants flee in Pulwama

Srinagar, Nov 19: The militants, one of them purportedly a top JeM commander, have managed to flee after a gunfight with a joint team of Police, CRPF and army in Parigam area of Pulwama in south Kashmir on Thursday, officials said. A police officer said that as per specific inputs two militants including Jash-e-Mohammad commander


2 civilians injured Grenade blast in Pulwama

Srinagar, Nov 18: Two civilians were injured in a grenade blast in Kakapora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday. A senior police officer said that the militants lobbed a grenade at a joint team of Police and CRPF in Kakapora. However the grenade missed the target and exploded on road in which two


18-year-old Bike Rider Killed in Accident In Poonch

Poonch, Oct 20: An 18-year-old youth was killed when a motor cycle he was riding skidded off the road in Poonch district of Jammu region on Tuesday. Official sources said the accident took place near Jamia Masjid Ari when a motorcycle (JK11-5771) skidded off the road, resulting in severe injuries to the rider Sadaqat Hussain


5 Persons Killed in Doda, Baramulla 2 Accidents

Jammu/Srinagar, Sep 22: Five persons including two women were killed in two separate accidents in Doda and Baramulla districts. Three persons were killed and four others were injured when a load carrier they were travelling in met with an accident in Doda district of Jammu region on Tuesday night. Official sources said Tata Mobile vehicle


Lok Sabha Passes Jammu & Kashmir Official Language Bill

Jammu: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Official Language bill, 2020, to introduce Hindi, Kashmiri and Dogri as official languages in the Union Territory, in addition to Urdu and English. The bill also states that the existing institutional mechanisms such as the Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Jammu and Kashmir,


6 persons injured as sumo falls in gorge in Doda

Jammu, August 29: At least six persons were injured when a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident in Doda district on Saturday. Official sources said that a Tata Sumo (JK06-4862) was on its way from Gandoh to Thathri when it skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge near Bathri


22-year-old youth stabbed to death by cousin brother in south Kashmir 

Srinagar Aug 26: A 22-year-old youth was allegedly stabbed to death by his cousin brother amid altercation between two families over some property issue in Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday. Official sources said Aadil Ahmad Dar (22) son of Mohammad Akbar Dar of Chandara Pampore was allegedly attacked with knife by


Baseer Khan inaugurates RDD works, inspects development projects

Kathua: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmed Khan, today inspected various ongoing works undertaken by Rural Development Department. He also took detailed review of the functioning of RDD, PDD and Tourism sectors in the district. Advisor was accompanied by District Development Commissioner Kathua O.P Bhagat, SSP Kathua Shailender Mishra, Director RDD Sudershan Kumar, Chief Engineer,


Poonch reports first covid-19-related death, J&K toll rises to 89

Jammu: Poonch district of Jammu division on Thursday reported first death due to covid-19 as a 57-year-old man from the mountainous district with underlying health conditions including acute renal failure died at GMC Jammu, taking the death toll due to the virus in J&K to 89. The 57-year-old man was referred from Samba to GMC

BSF shoots down drone in Kathua, M-4 rifle recovered

Srinagar: BSF has shot down a drone from Pakistan near Kathua and recovered among others M-4 US made rifle, a top police officer of J&K said on Saturday. The drone was spotted flying near Border Outpost Panesar of BSF at about 5.10 a.m. “One more attempt by Pak agencies to drop weapons across border using

Center govt sanctions Rs 325 cr Medical College for Handwara

JAMMU: The Government of India has accorded approval for establishment of a New Government Medical College attached with existing district/referral hospital Handwara in Kupwara district with an outlay of Rs 325 crore. As per a statement issued here today by the administration of new Medical Colleges, Jammu and Kashmir, the J&K government has received the


3 dead, 12 injured after passenger vehicle plunges in gorge in Chanderkoot

  Asif Israiel Khan Ramban: Three persons died and 12 others were injured in a road accident near Chanderkoot in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. The tragic incident happened on Wednesday. A tempo bearing registration no JK02AH-0657 on way from Jammu to Srinagar upon reaching Kunfer Nallaha Chanderkot rolled down from NHW and plunged


Landslides due to rainfall over highway, shut for traffic

Srinagar: Srinagar-Jammu strategic highway on Thursday was closed for vehicular traffic following landslides and shooting stones incidents triggered by continuous rainfall over the stretch. An official said that fresh landslides and stones falling from mountain in Ramsu area due to downpour led to closure of the highway. Meanwhile Amarnath Yatra has been suspended up to


Civilian injured in cross LOC firing in Noushera sector Rajouri

  Jammu: One person has been injured in the cross Line of Control firing between India and Pakistan armies in Noushera sector of Rajouri district on Thursday. According to reports the 37-year old man received injuries in the neck. He has been identified as Mohammad Altaf S/o Mohd. Bashir, r/o Pukherni area. India and Pakistan


LOC flare up: One Army man killed in Sunderbani Rajouri

Srinagar: An Army man has been killed in the cross LOC exchange of fire in  Sunderbani sector in Rajouri on Tuesday. According to news gathering agency ANI the soldier died of fatal wounds he received from Pakistani fire. Officials have said that amid continuing India-Pakistan exchange of fire in  Tangdhar and Keran sectors two Pakistani


Girl alleges rape by teacher in Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: A class 10th student has alleged that she has been raped by her teacher in Ramnagar area of Udhampur district. Acting on written complaint of the victim and her family members, Police arrested the accused teachers. According to officials a case FIR number 80/19, under Section 376 RPC has been registered in this connection


10-day old baby injured in cross LOC firing succumbs in hospital

Jammu, Jul 29 : A ten-day old child injured in cross LOC firing by the Pakistan, succumbed in a hospital during treatment on Monday in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said that two other civilians including a woman and a child sustained injuries during the firing in Mendhar area of the district. The


India Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Sunderbani sector

Jammu: India and Pakistan armies traded gunfire along with line of control in Suderbani sector in Rajouri district of Jammu division of J&K on Monday. According ot officials during wee hours of Monday Pakistan initiated unprovoked Cease Fire Violation with firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along LoC in Sunderbani Sector. “Indian Army


Fire in Manthal forests doused

Udhampur: Fire erupted in Manthal forest area in Udhampur district of Jammu division, officials said on Saturday. According to officials the fire has been doused and brought under control by the Police party of PP Tikri , Forest guards and F& ES.    p  

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Massive midnight fire engulfs 250 shanties in Trikuta Nagar

JAMMU: Over 250 shanties of labourers were gutted in a massive midnight fire incident fuelled by strong winds in Trikuta Nagar area of City in Jammu division of the state.  Locals claimed that at around 1 am fire broke out in the Maratha cluster near Trikutnagar Railway Station area. “It rapidly spread to the entire

Advisor Sharma to meet public in Jammu on Friday May 24

    SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma shall be holding a public grievance camp at Convention Centre , Canal Road, Jammu on May 24 (Monday ) from 10.00 am to 12 PM.   The public delegations, deputations, organizations and individuals should get themselves registered in the office of Deputy Commissioner, Jammu for redressal


Accident in Doda leaves 3 dead

  Doda: Three persons were killed in an accident that ocurred at Labbar Marmat area of Doda on Monday. According to initial reports the the tipper was on way from Doda to Mangota Marmat. “The trio died on the spot,” reports said. More details and official confirmation awaited.


Poonch boy repatriated by Pak army from LoC

Poonch: Pakistan authorities on Friday handed over Poonch resident to Indian officials who had strayed into the other side of LOC five months back, officials said.  The person has been identified as 22-year old Ilyas Ahmed son of Mir Mohammad resident of Jhulas village of Poonch. Officials said that that Ilyas was handed over to


78 employees found absent in Kishtwar, DC orders withholding of salary

  Kishtwar :Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar on Thursday ordered withholding of the salary of 78 government officials of the district for remaining absent for the duty. The order issued by DC reads ,” Whereas on 15/05/2019 as per the directions issued by DC a surprise inspection of various Government Offices/Schools was conducted by Tehsildars /Naib Tehsildars

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Police foils bovine smuggling bid in Poonch, five arrested, 50 animals recovered

Jammu: Police has arrested five bovine smugglers and claimed to have foiled the smuggling bid in Poonch district of Jammu division of the state. The bovine smugglers were arrested on Friday evening, officials said. They said that following a tip-off about illegal transportation of animals, five Kashmir bound vehicles were intercepted at different places. “50


Accident in Ramban, 3 dead, 5 injured

Jammu: Three persons were killed in an accident at Ukhral Senabathi area of Ramban in Jammu. Five others were injured in the mishap that occurred on Monday late night at Pingloga Ramban. According to reports the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into the gorge. The deceased have been identified


Mysterious Car blast at Tethar Banihal

  Asif Israiel Khan Banihal: A Santro car was completely damaged in a mysterious blast at Tethar Banihal on highway on Saturday. The blast took place in a car moving towards Jammu from Srinagar today  around seven kilometres from the Banihal town. Police said that at around 1030 hrs, an explosion took place in a


India Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Akhnoor sector

India and Pakistan armies exchanged gunfire along line of control in Akhnoor sector in Jammu division of the state of J&K. Officials said that the exchange of gunfire continued through out the night till early Tuesday morning. The officials claimed that Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in the sector which was retaliated by


LOC flare up: Army porter injured, shifted to hospital

  Rajouri: An Army porter has been injured amid exchange of gunfire between India and Pakistan armies along line of control in Kalal area of Nowshera sector in Rajouri district of Jammu. According to officials, Surjeet Kumar was hit by a bullet fired from Pakistan army. Kumar has been shifted to medical facility for treatment,

Power shutdown in Jammu parts on March 21

JAMMU: In order to carry out the cutting of trees of Industry line for maintenance of line isolators and maintenance of R/stn by way of replacement of burnout clamps and 11 KV busbar of transformers and stringing of 66 KV spare bay, the shutdown of 66 KV Industry Sicop line, Industry IID line, Changran line


SJM Gilani transferred, posted as ADGP (Armed)

Jammu, Feb 23: Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani , IPS (JK 1994) on his repatriation from Anti Corruption Bureau, J&K, to the Home Department has been posted as ADGP, Armed, J&K vice A. K. Choudhary, IPS (JK 1991). The order to this effect was issued by the J&K Government, Home Department vide Order No. 188 – Home of 2019


Ammonium nitrate used in suicide attack carried by militants in Pulwama carnage: investigating agencies reveal

Investigating agencies have revealed that  the explosive material used  in suicide bombing on CRPF convoy which left 49 CRPF personnel dead and several others injured on Thursday afternoon in the Valley, when a suicide bomber rammed his Scorpio SUV laden with explosives into a CRPF bus in south Kashmir,  was Ammonium Nitrate  and not RDX

JDU urges Governor to address miseries of people stuck in snow bound areas of J&K 

JAMMU, Feb 8: Janta Dal (United) JD(U) Dtate President G M Shaheen alongwith other senior party leaders on Friday urged upon the Governor Satya Pal Malik to address the problems and  miseries being faced by stranded passengers who are stuck in both the regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh due to heavy snowfall and rainfall


Sports bicycle, motorised tricycles to be provided under CSR initiative at Samba

    SAMBA,:  District administration in collaboration with ICICI Bank today held a meeting to discuss modalities for providing assistance to best performing athletes in Samba.   On behalf of District Administration, Deputy Commissioner Sushma Chauhan today received Rs. 1.20 lakh under Corporate Social Responsibility from ICICI Bank Residency Road Jammu for felicitation of best


Mendhar Jammu: Govt forces launch major search operation, seal off many areas

Jammu: Government forces on Monday launched a major search operation to flush out militants in Mankote area in Poonch district on winter capital of state of Jammu and Kashmir. According to police officials the operation was launched after ‘suspicious movement’ of militants in the area. Officials said that large contingent of forces have laid siege


Doors are open for all to join JD (U): Dr Nawab

Jammu: “Janta Dal United has opened its doors for all people to join party wholeheartedly as the party is committed to provide every basic facilities including development in an aim to address the problems of the people in every nook and corner of the state,” JDU State General secretary and Parliamentary Affairs J&K  Incharge Dr


JDU urges ECI to announce polls in June

  SRINAGAR: Janta Dal United JD (U) State President G M Shaheen on Thursday announced its District Committee for Jammu and Kashmir State keeping in view of upcoming Assembly and Parliament elections. Shaheen while addressing the press conference at party headquarters Rajbagh Srinagar said urged upon the Election Commission of India to announce J&K state


Vaishno devi pilgrim from Ahmedabad dies in Jammu

Jammu: A Vaishno Devi pilgrim from Gujarat died in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Police identified him as 55 year old Parkash Bhai from Ahmedabad. He fell unconscious at his hotel room at Katra after paying obeisance at the shrine. He was rushed to health centre by his family but was declared dead by

42379 grievances disposed of by Governor’s Grievance Cell

JAMMU: The JK Governor’s Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) has since June 20, 2018 received 43522 complaints/grievances of which 42379 have been dealt with / forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 761 complaints / grievances are under process. Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all three advisors to the Governor have

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