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  • Gautam Gambhir steps down as IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils captain, says couldn't handle pressure.
  • Centre issues 2nd notice to Cambridge Analytica, Facebook seeking more details on data breach
  • Jodhpur court awards life imprisonment to self-styled godman Asaram for raping a minor.


Cop goes missing with rifle, suspected to have deserted police

25 Apr 2018 | 11:04 AM

SRINAGAR: A policeman, posted in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, is suspected to have deserted the force and is believed to have fled with his service rifle.

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Srinagar, April 25

A policeman, posted in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, is suspected to have deserted the force and is believed to have fled with his service rifle.

Constable Tariq Ahmad Bhat, posted at Pakherpora police post in Budgam district, has not reported for work since Tuesday, a police official said on Wednesday.

He said Bhat’s service rifle and some ammunition were also missing from the police post.

Efforts are on to trace the policeman who is so far being treated as a “missing” case, the official said, adding that the possibility of Bhat having deserted the force could not be ruled out.

An army man deserted the force in Shopian district earlier this month and later joined the militant ranks. PTI

Governor Vohra launches first PET CT scan service in Jammu region

Governor Vohra launches first PET CT scan service in Jammu region

25 Apr 2018 | 2:42 PM

KATRA: Governor NN Vohra on Wednesday inaugurated the first PET CT scan service in the Jammu region. It was started at SMVD Narayana Superspecialty Hospital that completed its two years.

4 Jaish militants gunned down in J&K

4 Jaish militants gunned down in J&K

25 Apr 2018 | 12:24 PM

ANANTNAG:Four militants, a soldier and a policeman were killed in a day-long encounter in Tral area of Pulwama district, 50 km south-east of Srinagar, on Tuesday.

Nod to death for rape of girls under 12

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: On the pattern of the Union government, the J&K Cabinet on Tuesday approved death sentence for convicts in rape cases of girls up to 12 years and life imprisonment for raping a girl of 13 to 16 years of age.

Rejig: Miffed with BJP, locals expect nothing

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: Residents of Jammu, it seems, are not expecting much from the BJP Cabinet reshuffle.

BJP ministers get breather as Shah busy in K’taka polls

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: The much-awaited meeting of the BJP to finalise the names of party ministers in the J&K coalition remained inconclusive as top leadership was busy in other important assignments in the wake of the Karnataka polls.

Kathua rape case: Accused juvenile’s bail plea rejected

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU/KATHUA: The Kathua Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) on Tuesday rejected the bail application of the juvenile, main accused in the rape-murder case, saying “the bail application has no merit at this stage”.

State gives nod to 7th pay panel recommendations

State gives nod to 7th pay panel recommendations

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet on Tuesday approved implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations with an average increase of 20 per cent for state government employees and pensioners despite having financial constraints.

Traffic week begins, but chaos reigns

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

SRINAGAR: Even as the authorities are busy observing the 29th Road Safety Week with rallies and seminars, roads in the city continue to remain clogged during rush hours.

Guv briefed on legal issues of pilgrimages

Guv briefed on legal issues of pilgrimages

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: DC Raina, member of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board and legal adviser to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, called on Governor NN Vohra, chairman of both the boards, the Raj Bhawan here on Tuesday.

Guv promulgates ordinance on criminal procedure code

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: Governor NN Vohra has promulgated the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance 2018.

Vohra releases coffee table book on tourist destinations

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: Governor NN Vohra and First Lady Usha Vohra released a coffee table book titled “The Rustic Ladakh, Kashmir & Jammu” at Raj Bhawan here on Tuesday.

Valley Pandits for Jagti-like township

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: Displaced Kashmiri Pandits on Tuesday reiterated their demand for the establishment of three Jagti-like townships in the Kashmir Valley to resettle the community living in exile for the past 28 years.

Govt using force, allege protesting clerks

Govt using force, allege protesting clerks

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: The Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh All Departments Clerical Staff Association on Tuesday alleged that the PDP-BJP coalition government was using repressive measures to force clerical employees to stop their agitation.

Pensioners briefed on govt orders

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: The 23rd Annual General Body Meeting of the Central Government Pensioners’ Welfare Association was held on Monday.

Paper leak case: Process to disaffiliate schools begins

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: After the filing of an FIR against private educational schools allegedly involved in the leaking of the physical education paper of Class XI, the J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has initiated the process of disaffiliation of the defaulting schools.

Govt eroded authority of panchayat bodies: Cong

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

SRINAGAR: The Congress blamed the state and Central governments for allegedly undermining the authority of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in the country and J&K “to get benefitted politically”.

HC: Give details on anti-rabies vaccine availability

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the Director, Health, Kashmir, to furnish details about the availability of anti-rabies vaccine in district hospitals of the region and file a status report in this regard on or before the next hearing.

Injured Hizb ultra in police custody

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

SRINAGAR: A court in south Kashmir has remanded an injured local militant in police custody.

Rasana: The village under police watch, media glare

Rasana: The village under police watch, media glare

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

RASANA (KATHUA): In nondescript Rasana village of Kathua district, which came into news in January for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, all 15 families are living in fear and are under the close watch of the police.

Ex-minister raises pitch for CBI probe

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: Intensifying his mass contact programme to mobilise support for the demand to hand over the Kathua rape-murder case to the CBI, former minister and BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh addressed a series of meetings from Lakhanpur to Basohli on Tuesday.

Cops counsel students at forefront of protests

Cops counsel students at forefront of protests

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

SRINAGAR: With student protests continuing across Kashmir, the police have started counselling students, including girls, found at the forefront of demonstrations.

J&K Bank chairman opens biz units, ATMs

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: Parvez Ahmed, J&K Bank chairman and CEO, on Tuesday e-inaugurated two business units and three offsite ATMs at Pulwama.

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Islamic varsity signs MoU

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

Srinagar: To help students get international exposure, the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University for Peace, Costa Rica.

City gymnast wins medals

25 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

JAMMU: Aryan Angotra, a student of Banyan International School, Babliana, won two gold medals at the national-level gymnastics competition.

J&K becomes 1st state to implement 7th pay panel recommendations

J&K becomes 1st state to implement 7th pay panel recommendations

24 Apr 2018 | 8:38 PM

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday decided to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for its employees. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting in Jammu chaired by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

After Centre, J&K govt sanctions death penalty for raping girls under 12

After Centre, J&K govt sanctions death penalty for raping girls under 12

24 Apr 2018 | 4:26 PM

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet on Tuesday approved death sentence in rape cases involving girls up to age 12, and life sentence for those raping girls under 16.

Kathua rape-murder: Cop, SPO arrested by SIT move J&K High Court

Kathua rape-murder: Cop, SPO arrested by SIT move J&K High Court

24 Apr 2018 | 9:06 PM

JAMMU: A policeman and an SPO arrested in connection with the Kathua rape and murder case have moved the J&K High Court seeking a fresh CBI probe.

2 security men, 4 JeM militants killed in Pulwama encounter

2 security men, 4 JeM militants killed in Pulwama encounter

25 Apr 2018 | 2:08 AM

PULWAMA: Two security personnel—including an Army jawan and a Jammu and Kashmir policeman of Special Operations Group—and four JeM militants were killed on Tuesday in a fierce encounter in a forest area in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Transport offices suspend work to hold traffic awareness week

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

JAMMU:The Transport Department of the state has suspended work at the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) to observe a traffic awareness week which started on Monday.

JU students call off month-long strike

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

JAMMU: The classes resumed at Jammu University on Monday after remaining suspended for the past one month owing to an agitation by students in support of various demands.

Local beverage company bags award

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

JAMMU: Acute Fruit Energiser, a product of FIL Industries Limited, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Product of the year-2018 award’ for its product innovation in the beverages category.

Pak troops shell forward areas

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

JAMMU: Pakistani troops on Monday targeted forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in Poonch district with mortar shells and gunfire in violation of the ceasefire, an official said.

DCs told to start drive against illegal vendors

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: Amid ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Srinagar, the Kashmir Divisional Commissioner on Monday directed all deputy commissioner to start a massive demolition drive against illegal vendors to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

Social groups seek CBI probe into Kathua case

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

JAMMU: Social groups and student organisations continue to raise the demand for a CBI probe in the rape-murder murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Rasana village of Kathua district.

Social security scheme launched in Rajouri

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

JAMMU: The micro finance and financial inclusion department of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) under the chairmanship of RK Chhibber undertook the Centre’s “Gram Swaraj Abhiyan” in the remote Lam and Qila Darhal villages near the LoC in Rajouri district.

Div Comm reviews work on semi-ring road project

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: Baseer Ahmad Khan Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, directed the officials concerned to move from the acquisition mode to working phase immediately for the semi-ring road project and directed the NHAI to start the work on ground at the earliest.

SC query on wearing of turban draws Sikhs’ ire

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: The All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) on Monday termed the observations made by the Supreme Court regarding wearing of turban an infringement in the religious affairs of the community.

Doctors meet IGP, demand release of colleague

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: Members of the Doctors’ Association Kashmir on Monday met Inspector General of Police (IGP) SP Pani for the release of their colleague Dr Aijaz Rasool.

Tuition centres ask govt to come clean on ban

Tuition centres ask govt to come clean on ban

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: The Coaching Centres Association (CCA) on Monday asked the government to come clear on the three-month ban on the tuition centres in Kashmir.

Hurriyat slams PDP member’s ‘deceitful’ bid to meet Mirwaiz

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has condemned a ruling PDP member’s “deceitful approach” who had secured a meeting with Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq apparently to discuss his brother’s enforced disappearance and in connection with reopening of the Asiya-Neelofar case.

Four bovine smugglers held, 44 animals rescued

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

RAJOURI: The Rajouri police, in a drive against animal smugglers, rescued 44 bovine animals being taken for sale in the Kashmir valley on Monday.

Kashmir witnessing drop in TB cases, says study

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: Even as tuberculosis (TB) cases are on the rise in India, the Kashmir region has witnessed a drastic decline in the disease over the years.

On pan-India march, activist calls for protection of women

On pan-India march, activist calls for protection of women

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

RAMBAN: On a 3,800-km “padyatra” from Kanyakumari to Srinagar, Srishti Bakshi crossed over to the Kashmir valley through the 2.5-km-long Jawahar Tunnel on the 222nd day of her mission on Monday after traversing through the Jammu province.

Clerks protest pay disparity

Clerks protest pay disparity

24 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: A day ahead of the call to gherao the civil secretariat in Jammu, thousands of clerks across the state continued their protest on Monday against the pay disparity with other employees in the identical cadre.

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