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Pakistan troops violate ceasefire in J&K’s Uri sectorAs of now, no casualties or loss of property have been reported. PTI file

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire in J&K’s Uri sector

22 Feb 2018 | 12:19 PM

URI: The Pakistan Army on Thursday restored to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Charunda Uri sector. A search operation is under way.

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Uri, February 22

The Pakistan Army on Thursday restored to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Charunda Uri sector.

As of now, no casualties or loss of property have been reported.

Meanwhile, gunshots were heard in Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

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Search and cordon operation by security forces is under way.

More details are awaited. ANI

Pak copter flies close to Poonch LoC

Pak copter flies close to Poonch LoC

22 Feb 2018 | 11:08 AM

JAMMU:A Pakistan army helicopter came within 300 metres of the Line of Control (LoC) in Gulpur area of Poonch sector this morning.

Now, outburst against BJP invites sedition charges

Now, outburst against BJP invites sedition charges

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

RAMGARH (SAMBA): For an outburst against the BJP leadership for “abandoning” border residents at a crucial time, the police have turned a daily diary report (DDR) into an FIR, slapping sedition charges on some unidentified persons.

Fear grips shelling victim’s family

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

The police have registered an FIR against unidentified persons for shouting ‘anti-national’ slogans during the cremation of ex-serviceman Suresh Kumar Choudhary, who died recently after being injured in Pakistan shelling at the Kamore camp in Samba’s Ramgarh sector.

Anger simmers among Jammu farmers over ring road project

Anger simmers among Jammu farmers over ring road project

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Amid simmering anger among thousands of farmers in Jammu and Samba districts, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has begun the work on the ambitious 60-km Jammu Ring Road project which is to be completed at a cost of Rs 2,100 crore.

Plan for more roads nowhere in sight

Plan for more roads nowhere in sight

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Despite a warning by civic bodies that vehicular traffic on roads had reached its threshold limit in Jammu, the government continues to ignore the demands for formulating a comprehensive project to create alternative roads and flyovers to end the daily chaos in the winter capital.

Swachh Bharat Mission

Geotagging workers face ire of villagers

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: The geotagging of the Indian Household Latrines (IHHL) in rural areas has brought field functionaries under the ire of villagers.

Patwaris go on 4-day strike

Patwaris go on 4-day strike

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: After a series of meetings with the government failed to yield any results, the J&K Patwar Association o today went on four-day token strike in protest against the failure of the Revenue Department to address their issues.

Uncertainty looms over AIIMS project

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Uncertainty is looming over the setting up of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the Jammu region.

Minor’s rape: Women groups seek action against culprits

Minor’s rape: Women groups seek action against culprits

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: Various women associations have taken up the rape and murder of a minor girl with the J&K Government and asked it to take stern action against the culprits.

Can go for CBI probe in Kathua case: Minister

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: In a new turn of events to the ongoing controversy over “lopsided” probe into the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua, Union Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh has said there was no harm in having a CBI probe into the case.

Schools to reopen on March 5

Schools to reopen on March 5

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: Schools across the Kashmir valley are set to open on March 5 after more than two months of winter vacation.

Ensure tight security around board exam centres: Bukhari

Ensure tight security around board exam centres: Bukhari

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: There will be adequate deployment of police at all centres during the annual Classes X and XII exams of the J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) for the summer zone.

Traders object to shifting of proposed passport kendra

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: To protest the against shifting of the newly proposed Passport Seva Kendra from Baramulla to Bandipora, the Joint Coordination Committee comprising businessmen, lawyers and civil society members of north Kashmir have called for a rally tomorrow.

Cop among 4 held for drug peddling

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Four alleged drug peddlers, including a police constable, were arrested in separate operations, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.

Capt Tushar Mahajan remembered

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

UDHAMPUR: The Martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan Memorial Trust organised a programme to commemorate the second martyrdom day of Capt Tushar Mahajan at Army Public School here today.

Guv: Must encourage kids to speak mother tongue

Guv: Must encourage kids to speak mother tongue

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Governor NN Vohra inaugurated a three-day ‘J&K Literary and Cultural Festival’ on the occasion of International Mother Tongue Day, organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages, here today.

Guv, Kangan MLA discuss developmental issues

Guv, Kangan MLA discuss developmental issues

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Kangan MLA Mian Altaf Ahmad called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan.

CM lays stones of Rs52-crore road projects

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti laid the foundation stones of road projects valuing Rs 52 crore in Reasi today.

Functioning of Kakryal hospital reviewed

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: The 44th meeting of the governing body of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal, reviewed the functioning of the hospital and, besides, took several decisions to enhance its operational capacities for providing enhanced standards of patient care.

Give more relief to border dwellers: NGO

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: The Viklang Chhatra Trust Old Care Society on Wednesday appealed to Governor NN Vohra to persuade the state government to properly compensate victims of Pakistani shelling who have lost their kin and suffered heavy losses.

Gymnastics team wins medals

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: J&K girls’ gymnastics team proved their supremacy by winning medals in the recently held Senior National Gymnastics Championship in Mohali from February 16 to 18.

Anganwadi workers seek salary hike

Anganwadi workers seek salary hike

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: Seeking an increase in honorarium and better working conditions, anganwadi workers today held a protest at the city centre here.

DGP inspects city jail

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Director General of Police (Prisons) Dilbag Singh today reviewed security in Central Jail, Srinagar.

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Gupta is Red Cross honorary secy

22 Feb 2018 | 12:39 AM

Jammu: Dinesh Gupta, former RBI official, has been appointed honorary secretary, Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Jammu region.

Pakistani military chopper spotted near LoC in Poonch

Pakistani military chopper spotted near LoC in Poonch

22 Feb 2018 | 2:24 AM

NEW DELHI: A Pakistani military helicopter on Wednesday came within 300 metres of the Line of Control in the Pakistan-occupied territory near Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.

Rain, snow likely in Jammu and Kashmir from Friday

21 Feb 2018 | 11:25 AM

SRINAGAR: Minimum temperatures improved appreciably in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the Met forecast rain and snow across the state beginning Friday.

Sex scam: Special court acquits former DSP

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mohammad Yusuf Mir, who was posted as Srinagar Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in 1995, was today acquitted by a special court here in the Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal.

Three drug peddlers held

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

SRINAGAR: The police arrested three alleged drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

Valley scribes condemn photographer’s detention

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Working Journalists’ Association today condemned the continuous incarceration of photojournalist Kamran Yousuf who has been held in detention for the past 169 days.

CRPF sends state football players on ‘Bharat darshan’

CRPF sends state football players on ‘Bharat darshan’

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

SRINAGAR: Around 36 players from the winning and runner-up teams of the CRPF Football Cup- 2017 on Tuesday left for a ‘Bharat darshan’ tour.

Eight months on, Hari Singh street vendors refuse to shift

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

SRINAGAR: Eight months have passed since the state government’s decision to shift the vendors from Hari Singh High Street to a nearby parking lot, but it has failed to do so as the vendors have refused to change the location.

500 take part in Army medical camp at Sopore

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

SRINAGAR: With an aim of bringing in quality healthcare to remote areas, a mega medical-cum-veterinary camp was organised by the Army in north Kashmir’s Sopore area.

Panels set up to upgrade parks in Jammu, Srinagar

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

JAMMU: The ruling PDP-BJP government today constituted state and divisional level steering committees for improvement and upgradation of parks and gardens in the capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar.

Kishtwar awaits varsity on pattern of Katra, Rajouri

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

JAMMU: Even as the far-off area of Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir has the potential of having a university on the name of two most revered Muslim shrines of Shah Farid-ud-Din Baghdadi and Shah Asrar, politicians and leaders of the area have failed to act positively.

Jhelum continues its low run

Jhelum continues its low run

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

SRINAGAR: The Jhelum is facing an acute shortage of water for the fifth consecutive month as it continues to flow below the gauge’s zero-point amid a lingering dry spell.

Kashmiri satirist wants to bring laughter back into people’s lives

Kashmiri satirist wants to bring laughter back into people’s lives

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

SRINAGAR: Long before it was afflicted by violence and its streets reverberated with sounds of slogans and gunfire, Kashmir was a place where one could hear laughter in every household in the evenings when Nazir Josh, Kashmir’s very own “Charlie Chaplin”, used to come on Doordarshan.

Soil mafia flourishes in saffron land

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

PULWAMA: Although a ban is in place on saffron land conversion, soil is still being excavated by mafia, which is using it for residential purposes at Galander in the Pampore area.

States govt eases GPF regulation

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

JAMMU: In a major relief to government employees, the state government today relaxed norms for the settlement of final refund cases of the General Provident Fund (GPF) by the District Fund Offices.

Vaishno Devi pilgrimage: NGT raps state over rehabilitation of mules

Vaishno Devi pilgrimage: NGT raps state over rehabilitation of mules

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal today rapped the J&K Government over its failure to submit a plan for the rehabilitation of horses and mules, which have been barred from plying from Katra to the Vaishno Devi cave shrine.

Typo fixed after 13 yrs: Respite for 44 villages

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

JAMMU: Over one lakh residents of 44 backward villages of Udhampur district have been at the receiving end as the successive state governments took 13 years to rectify minor typing errors, which denied them reservation and other benefits.

FIR filed against lawyers for terming Afzal, Bhat heroes

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

SRINAGAR: The J&K Police have registered a case against laywers and their agents for allegedly pasting posters in a Srinagar court premises wherein they termed Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat as the heroes of Kashmir and described Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev as the heroes of India.

Treat porters at par with soldiers: Rights panel

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

SRINAGAR: Stating that the porters working with the Army in J&Kshould be treated at par with the soldiers, the J&K State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has recommended to the government to frame a relief policy to deal with situations such asaccidental or unnatural deaths of porters.

Ultras lob grenade at Awantipora IAF station

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

SRINAGAR: Militants, believed to be two or three in number, today opened fire and lobbed a grenade at Air Force Water Pump House outside the Air Force station at Awantipora around 5.

Guv wants security audit of vital installations

Guv wants security audit of vital installations

21 Feb 2018 | 1:38 AM

JAMMU: Muneer Ahmad Khan, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Home Guards, Disaster Management and Security, called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here today.

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