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Leh at minus 8 degrees Celsius coldest in Kashmir Valley

21 Nov 2018 | 10:25 AM

SRINAGAR: Minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir dropped on Wednesday due to a clear night sky, with Leh town in Ladakh region recording minus 8 degrees Celsius, the MET said.

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Srinagar, November 21

Minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir dropped on Wednesday due to a clear night sky, with Leh town in Ladakh region recording minus 8 degrees Celsius, the MET said.

It was followed closely by Kargil where temperatures dropped to minus 6.8. In Srinagar it was 1.4, Pahalgam minus 4.8 and minus 5.5 in Gulmarg.

Jammu city recorded 10.8, Katra town 11, Batote 6.9, Banihal 6.4 and Bhaderwah 2.8 degrees Celsius. IANS 

PDP co-founder raises banner of revolt

PDP co-founder raises banner of revolt

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: PDP’s lone MP Muzaffar Beig on Tuesday raised a banner of revolt against his own party and hinted at joining the emerging ‘third front’ after calling Sajad Lone like his son. Promptly welcoming his move, Sajad said Baig’s entry could be the defining tribute to the ‘third front.’

Army commando, four militants killed

Army commando, four militants killed

21 Nov 2018 | 10:07 AM

ANANTNAG:Army commando Vijay Kumar of 23 Para, who belonged to Sagwan village in Bhiwani, and four Hizb militants were killed in a gunfight in Shopian district today, while three soldiers — Sepoy Shailender Singh of 34 RR and Lance Naik Somveer and Havildar Bhupinder Singh of 23 Para — were injured.

State sees 71.1% polling in Phase II of panchayat elections

State sees 71.1% polling in Phase II of panchayat elections

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Defying the poll boycott call and terror threats, over 71 per cent voters on Tuesday turned up to exercise their franchise in the second phase of the panchayat elections in 14 districts of the state.

India needs to show its liberal face to Kashmir: Mehbooba

India needs to show its liberal face to Kashmir: Mehbooba

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister and president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said soldier and gun should not be the only symbol of India in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hizb operative held at Delhi IGI Airport

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police’s special cell arrested an operative of Hizbul Mujahideen, Ansar Ul Haq (28), a resident of Pulwama district, from the Delhi IGI Airport as he was trying to flee to Srinagar.

JKSSB cancels recruitment of 71

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Amid allegations that candidates of some influential families have managed to get recruited in government jobs through fake Scheduled Tribe (ST) certificates, the J&K Service Selection Board (JKSSB) on Tuesday cancelled the selection of 71 candidates.

Samba tragedy an accidental grenade explosion during training, says BSF

Samba tragedy an accidental grenade explosion during training, says BSF

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: The BSF on Tuesday said a grenade had gone off accidentally during a training session in Samba on Monday evening in which an Assistant Commandant lost his life and four other BSF officers were injured.

World Heritage Week celebrated, but historic sites cry for attention

World Heritage Week celebrated, but historic sites cry for attention

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: As Jammu and Kashmir is celebrating World Heritage Week, ancient sites remain neglected. There is no plan to bring them on the tourist map of the world.

Cop who shot himself dies

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: The policeman swho shot himself at the official residence of the Director General of Police (DGP) here on Monday succumbed to his injuries at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Jammu, on Tuesday morning.

SKIMS doc suspended for ‘manhandling’ principal

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

A tussle between the office of the Principal, SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, and its orthopaedic department has led to the suspension of its well-known orthopaedic Prof Saheel Maajid.

HC for proper registration of coaching centres in state

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: With reports that many coaching and tuition centres are being run without registration and in violation of the rules, the J&K High Court on Tuesday reiterated its earlier directions with regard to their proper registration and provision of proper facilities.

Kashmir, Malaysia upbeat about business prospects

Kashmir, Malaysia upbeat about business prospects

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: After an encouraging inflow of tourists from Southeast Asian countries, Kashmir and Malaysia will now explore business opportunities in the two regions.

KU warns evaluators against hiring lecturers to check papers

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir University (KU) authorities have warned evaluators in its affiliated colleges against hiring contractual lecturers to check papers, terming it as a “violation and misconduct” which could invite serious action.

Soldier hurt in truce violation in Rajouri

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

RAJOURI: Infuriated by the killing of four terrorists by tshe Army in the wee hours on Tuesday in Shopian district in Kashmir, the Pakistan army resorted to heavy unprovoked mortar shelling and firing on the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

Hurriyat leader shot dead, wife wounded

Hurriyat leader shot dead, wife wounded

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

ANANTNAG: Leader of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Hafizullah Mir was shot dead outside his home in the Achabal area of Anantnag district, 60 km south of Srinagar, on Tuesday morning.

JLNM Hospital conducts 2k minimal access surgeries

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: Doctors at Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) Hospital have performed 2,004 minimal access surgeries till from June 2016 to November 15, a rare feat achieved by any secondary care hospital in Kashmir.

Residents of Jagti demand SRTC buses on Jammu-Nagrota route

Residents of Jagti demand SRTC buses on Jammu-Nagrota route

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Residents of the Jagti camp on Tuesday urged the state administration to direct the State Road Transport Buses (SRTC) to ply its buses on the Jammu-Nagrota route to end problems of daily commuters.

Farooq, Omar greet people on Eid-e-Milad

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and vice-president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday extended greetings to people on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad.

Jammu girl shines at Mumbai beauty contest

Jammu girl shines at Mumbai beauty contest

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: Sakshi Khurana (in pic), a young woman from Jammu city, has won the second runner-up award in the beauty pageant, Miss India Continent-2018, in Mumbai recently.

Sagar reviews development projects

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

SRINAGAR: Khanyar MLA Ali Mohammad Sagar on Tuesday reviewed the work on ongoing projects in the Nowhatta locality of the old city.

Encroached forest land recovered

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: The government has recovered 5,450 kanals of encroached forest land in the last six months, official said on Tuesday.

Briefly

Salal Power Station gets award

21 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

JAMMU: The department of official language, Ministry of Home Affairs, has awarded the first prize to Nagar Rajbhasha Implementation Committee, Reasi, headed by Himanshu Shekhar, chief general manager, Salal Power Station.

India needs to show its soft face to people of Kashmir: Mehbooba

India needs to show its soft face to people of Kashmir: Mehbooba

20 Nov 2018 | 7:43 PM

SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday “soldier and gun” should not be the “only symbol” of India in the state and the country has to show its tolerant and liberal face to the people here.

Vaishno Devi pilgrim from Maharashtra dies in Katra

20 Nov 2018 | 12:06 PM

JAMMU: A 70-year-old pilgrim from Maharashtra died after falling unconscious in Katra, the base camp of the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district, police said.

Separatist leader shot dead in Anantnag

Separatist leader shot dead in Anantnag

20 Nov 2018 | 8:23 PM

SRINAGAR: A leader of Syed Ali Shah Geelani's Tehreek-e-Hurriyat group was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

2 Army personnel injured in ceasefire in Poonch, Rajouri

20 Nov 2018 | 2:51 PM

JAMMU: Two Army personnel were injured when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri districts on Tuesday, officials said.

Second phase of panchayat polls under way in J&K

Second phase of panchayat polls under way in J&K

20 Nov 2018 | 2:20 PM

SRINAGAR: After a moderate turnout of voters in the first phase of panchayat elections in J&K, polling for Phase 2 of the elections began under tight security across the state on Tuesday.

Schools directed to hold sports events

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

SRINAGAR:Governor’s Adviser K Vijay Kumar has asked the Director of School Education, Kashmir, to organise sports tournaments all year around in educational institutions and ensure participation of students.

SMC bins along highway a threat to commuters’ safety

SMC bins along highway a threat to commuters’ safety

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

SRINAGAR: Ignoring the safety of commuters, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation has placed garbage bins and dumpers meant to collect household garbage on the national highway at many stretches.

Residents lament lack of public transport at dusk

Residents lament lack of public transport at dusk

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

SRINAGAR: Commuters in the city are complaining that the authorities have failed to ensure the presence of public transport in the evening hours.

Pir Panjal club win cricket tournament

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: The Pir Panjal Cricket Club won a tournament after it beat Bagga Cricket Club in a closely contested match.

A week later, Mughal Road reopens to light vehicles

A week later, Mughal Road reopens to light vehicles

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: The Mughal Road was on Monday reopened for limited number of vehicles after a weeklong closure due to heavy snowfall, a senior traffic police officer said.

Guv mourns former Chief Secy’s demise

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the demise of Mohammad Iqbal Khanday, former J&K Chief Secretary, who passed away in Srinagar on Monday.

Ex-Chief Secy Khanday dies, condolences pour in

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khanday died after a prolonged illness at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar on Sunday night.

State Cancer Institute to be operational by April

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

SRINAGAR: As the number of cancer patients is increasing in Kashmir, the state administration has expedited the process to make State Cancer Institute (SCI) at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) functional in the next few months.

Real Kashmir FC to lock horns with Mohun Bagan

Real Kashmir FC to lock horns with Mohun Bagan

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

SRINAGAR: Real Kashmir Football Club (FC) will take on the 130-year-old Mohun Bagan in an I-League game here on Tuesday.

Finance dept begins talks to finalise budget proposals

Finance dept begins talks to finalise budget proposals

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: The finance department on Monday formally set into motion the process for the preparation of the State Budget 2019-20 by holding the first intra-departmental consultation regarding resource mobilisation.

Justice Bindal takes oath as HC judge

Justice Bindal takes oath as HC judge

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: Chief Justice of the J&K High Court, Gita Mittal, administered the oath of office to Justice Rajesh Bindal as a judge of the high court at a swearing-in ceremony here on Monday.

Tourism secy reviews development projects

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: Union Tourism Secretary Rashmi Verma on Monday convened a meeting with the senior officials of the state government to review the progress of various projects sanctioned for J&K under the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP).

25 votes ‘stolen’, DC suggests repoll for sarpanch

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

RAJOURI: The District Election Officer (DEO), Poonch, who is also the Deputy Commissioner (DC), has recommended a re-election for the post of sarpanch in Sanai Upper village after 25 votes were found missing.

2nd phase of panchayat poll today

2nd phase of panchayat poll today

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: After a high turnout in the first phase of the nine-phased panchayat elections, the stage is set for the second phase of polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of over 4,000 candidates in 40 blocks spread over 15 districts.

BSF officer killed, 4 hurt in Samba blast

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: A BSF officer was killed and four others, including two inspectors and two sub-inspectors, were injured in an “accidental” blast inside a border outpost (BOP) at Manguchak along the International Border in the Samba sector on Monday evening.

Jaish behind Shopian youth’s killing: Police

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

SRINAGAR: Security forces claimed to have identified the suspected Pakistani Jaish-e-Mohammad militant responsible for the recent slitting of throat of a youth in south Kashmir’s Shopian.

Cop shoots self at DGP’s residence, critical

20 Nov 2018 | 12:47 AM

JAMMU: A policeman was injured after he shot himself with his service weapon at the residence of the Director General of Police (DGP) on Monday.

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