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Lok Sabha nominates 15 MPs to Delimitation Commission

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

The Lok Sabha Speaker has nominated 15 MPs from Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh as "associate members" of the Delimitation Commission to assist th…

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HC upholds Mian Qayoom's PSA detention

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

A double bench of J&K High Court on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by Kashmir High Court Bar Association president, Mian Abdul Qayoom in which he had challenged his dete…

Priest 'sacrifices' man to end coronavirus in Odisha

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

A 70-year-old priest was arrested for allegedly sacrificing a 52-year-old man inside a temple in Odisha's Cuttack district to appease the goddess and end the coronavirus pandemic.…

MEA assures early return of J&K residents stranded abroad

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

The Ministry of External Affairs, in response to J&K Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam’s request for prioritising evacuation of residents of J&K stranded in Dubai, Iran a…

Covid19 | 1200 samples collected at Srinagar Airport in 4 days

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

As many as 16 travellers who arrived at the Srinagar International Airport during last four days have tested positive for Covid-19 even as 1200 samples were collected at the aerodr…

Govt decides to approve special recruitment rules

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

J&K government has decided to approve the ‘Jammu and Kashmir Appointment to Class-IV (Special Recruitment) Rules, 2020’ to lay down the procedure as well as the criteria for se…

CAT Bench established in Jammu

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

The Government of India has notified establishment of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Bench in Jammu to hear service matters of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. In a notificatio…

'Spy' Pakistani pigeon set free

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Kathua police Thursday set free alleged Pakistani ‘spy pigeon’ after finding “nothing suspicious” on him. Earlier, a man from the neighbouring country had appealed to the Prime Min…

India, China engaged at military, diplomatic levels to resolve border issue: MEA

May 29, 2020, 4:06 AM

India on Thursday said it was engaged with China at military and diplomatic levels to resolve the border standoff in eastern Ladakh, but at the same time asserted that the country…

BR Sharma takes oath as Chairman JKPSC

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu today administered oath to the newly appointed Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission, B.R. Sharma, at the Raj Bhavan.…

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Coronavirus deaths in US cross 1 lakh

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

The US has surpassed the grim milestone of over one lakh coronavirus-linked deaths, the highest in the world, as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the globe by upending lif…

Baramulla patient had no travel history

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Baramulla town witnessed first death due to Coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total number of deaths due to COVID 19 in the district to five. Earlier, two deaths were reported fr…

COVID19 cases cross 2000 mark in J&K

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

J&K saw 115 new cases of COVID19 today taking the total number of confirmed cases beyond 2000 mark to 2036. Most among the new cases are people returning from outside J&K,…

Cabinet Secretary holds meeting with Chief Secretaries

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Ahead of the completion of nationwide lockdown 4.0, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday held a meeting with municipal commissioners and district magistrates of 13 COVID-19 hi…

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Major attack averted: IGP

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar on Thursday said that they had inputs about possible suicide attack and that helped to foil the car bomb attack in Pulwama. Addres…

Locusts' threat: JK govt sounds high alert

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

In the face of locusts’ threat which have caused extensive damage to crops in many states, J&K government has issued instructions for crop protection. Swarms of desert locusts…

Car bomb detected, diffused in Pulwama

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Police on Thursday said they averted a major militant attack by detecting and defusing a car bomb in South Kashmir's Pulwama district. The IED fitted in the car was detected in Aya…

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Landslides hit traffic on highway

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Traffic remained suspended on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway due to landslide and shooting stones at Morh Gohri near Ramban town since Thursday afternoon. A traffic police officia…

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Friday Focus: Subtleties of Rain

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

The subtleties of rain, the measured downfall thereof, and bringing alive the dead earth is a mystery of nature that is revealed in a Holy Verse: ‘’ (He) sends down from the sky wa…

Access to Justice, Time to Log-in?

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

The unprecedented situation that we are faced with today has thrown-in new challenges. While we learn to live under the new scenario, the Justice Delivery System is grappling with…

The mountains are calling, and I cannot go

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Social distancing was not such a bad idea for introverts. The fact that you did not have to meet people too much was a big step towards the re-energization of the soul. But as the…

Ladakh: A new security concern

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Kashmir has not stabilised till date. The fragility of the situation is well documented in the national and international media. Kashmir observers have written their diar…

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COVID-19: J&K contributes Rs 10 cr towards PM CARES Fund

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Thursday contributed Rs 10 crores to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) to supplement the efforts being u…

Dwivedi chairs SLC meets, clears Rs 8.24 cr subsidy claims

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Commissioner Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, chaired separate meetings of State Level Committees for sanctioning of subsidy cases under the Ce…

Baseer reviews Anantnag's COVID19 management

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Khan, today convened a meeting at Civil Secretariat, Jammu to review and assess the management and initiatives being taken up to contain the…

23 DySPs transferred

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh ordered transfers and postings of 23 Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySPs). As per the order, Jamrood Singh has been transferred and poste…

Govt to fill 2000 Panchayat Accounts Assistants' posts

May 29, 2020, 4:10 AM

The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu, gave a go ahead to the recruitment of 2000 Panchayat Accounts Assistants. T…

Admission process to Polytechnics revamped

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu, approved the proposal of the Technical Education Department bringing in key…

'No oral test for posts up to pay level 5'

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

J&K government has directed that there shall be no oral test for posts up to and including Pay Level 5 (Rs 29,200-92,300) and the selection for all such posts shall be made on…

Transgenders to get Rs 1000 per month pension

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu, accorded sanction to the extension of coverage of J&K Integrated Social…

Separate CAT bench for J&K, Ladakh course correction: National Conference

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

National Conference  Thursday described the constitution of separate bench of Central Administrative Tribunal for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh a step towards redressing the injusti…

CCBL donates to J&K Relief Fund

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Citizens' Co-operative Bank Ltd (CCBL) on Thursday handed over a cheque of one-day salary of the staff as contribution towards J&K Relief Fund to Advisor to Lieutenant Governor…

2 delegations call on LG

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Representatives of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), J&K and All J&K Home Guards Welfare Association Thursday called on Lieutenant Governor (LG), Girish Chandra Mu…

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DC Budgam reviews pandemic situation

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza, today, convened a meeting to have a firsthand appraisal of covid-19 pandemic cases, treatment and arrangements put in place at quar…

NC grieved over deaths, losses due to inclement weather

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

National Conference on Thursday expressed grief over three deaths following wind storm that unleashed havoc in parts of south and central Kashmir, urging the administration to prov…

Set-up CAT benches at Srinagar, Jammu: JKAP

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Jammu Kashmir Apni Party on Thursday demanded constitution of permanent CAT benches at Srinagar and Jammu.  In a statement the party senior leader Rafi Ahmad Mir said it will be a…

J&K beset with admin inertia, people suffering: Kamal

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

National Conference on Thursday expressed concern over the state of affairs in J&K saying over the past 10 months J&K continues to grapple with administrative inertia. In a…

Book timber smugglers under DMA: Darakhshan

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Chairperson, Union Waqf Development Committee, Darakhshan Andrabi on Thursday appealed to J&K administration to take stern measures to stop “loot” of forest wealth in the Union…

Release salary of FC employees: EJAC

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Employees Joint Action Committee on Thursday urged the government to release the pending salary of the employees of Forest Corporation. A statement said EJAC held an emergency meet…

2 militant associates arrested in Kupwara: Police

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Police on Thursday said it arrested two militant associates of Hizbul Mujahideen at Kralgund area of Kupwara districts. A police official said arms and ammunition including two pis…

Privatization of power sector | JKPEECC to hold protest on June 1 to oppose Centre's move

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

In response to a call given by National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers, which is an amalgam of different power employee associations nationwide, Jamm…

Minor boy drowns into Kangan rivulet

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

A three-year-old boy drowned after slipping into a nallah at Naranag village of Kangan here area on Thursday. Soon after the incident, a rescue operation was launched by the police…

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COVID19 cases climb to 1.6 lakh; death toll 4,600

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed 1.6 lakh on Thursday to make India the world's ninth worst hit country by the deadly virus infection, while the death toll…

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'Almost 80% of COVID cases in India asymptomatic'

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said almost 80 per cent of the COVID-19 cases in India are asymptomatic or at best with very mild symptoms. In an exclusive intervie…

OP-Ed

UNIVERSITY: An idea of excellence

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

A university is an academic institution of higher learning committed to disseminate and create knowledge, deliver quality education, work for national interests and further interna…

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Lockdown Times

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

WHILE the lockdown is gradually being eased out, the trail of damage left behind by coronavirus on both economic and emotional front to the humankind is only growing. It has b…

Covidiots: Here in my backyard

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

There is an elephant in the room. The pesky flu is all over town. Old and kids, rich and poor, are all, included in its tour. If you fail to self-isolate, maintain social-distance…

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Admin initiates project for conservation of environment

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

The administration here has initiated a major environmental project around river Jhelum. The project comprises multiple components ranging from soil and moisture conservation to pl…

GMC starts sero-survey for COVID19 in Pulwama

May 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar has deputed a team of doctors to conduct national sero-survey for COVID19 titled “National sero-surveillance to monitor trend of SARS-CoV-…

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'Lifting of COVID19 lockdown will be a gradual process'

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

How important is contact tracing to fight the corona pandemic? Around 50 cases in Srinagar were the contacts of three COVID19 persons. The numbers in Srinagar are not so worrying.…

Daily-rated workers demand regularisation of services

May 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Accusing authorities of ignoring their plight, daily-rated workers Thursday demanded regularization of their services on fast track basis. Addressing media persons here, President…