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  • Schools and colleges in Punjab to remain closed on August 25 in view of the Dera verdict
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Mobile phones recovered from Baramulla jail inmates

Mobile phones recovered from Baramulla jail inmates

23 Aug 2017 | 1:10 PM

SRINAGAR: 20 mobile phones and some incriminating material have been recovered from the inmates of the Baramulla Jail in north Kashmir, officials said here today.

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Srinagar, August 23

20 mobile phones and some incriminating material have been recovered from the inmates of the Baramulla Jail in north Kashmir, officials said here today.

"Police and jail authorities recovered 20 mobile phone and other incriminating material during a search at Baramulla jail," a senior police officer said.

He said a case has been registered in this regard and investigations are in progress.

The officer did not give any further details.

This is the second time this year that authorities have recovered mobile phones from the Baramulla jail.

Fourteen mobile phones were recovered in April this year from the same prison. —PTI

'Dress code': Students hold protest in Jammu for second day

23 Aug 2017 | 3:09 PM

JAMMU: Students of the Government Women’s College took to the streets for the second day on Wednesday to protest against the “dress code” and alleged “unnecessary diktats” of the management and to demand removal of the principal.

Govt to shut transit camps, move Pandit staff to flats

Govt to shut transit camps, move Pandit staff to flats

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: The state government has decided to shut the transit camps for displaced Kashmiri Pandit employees in the Valley in phases after concerns were expressed by security agencies over their vulnerability to mob attacks.

Kashmir leaders keep mum on SC’s triple talaq judgment

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: Political leaders in Kashmir on Tuesday maintained a guarded silence on the Supreme Court’s verdict on triple talaq.

College students protest, allege harassment over dress code

College students protest, allege harassment over dress code

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: Students of Government College for Women (GCW), Parade, today held protests against their alleged “harassment” in the name of discipline, dress code and punctuality by the college administration.

State sports council yet to appoint permanent coaches

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: The J&K State Sports Council is yet to initiate a major recruitment drive for the appointment of coaches on a permanent basis.

Governor meets Rajnath, discusses Valley situation

Governor meets Rajnath, discusses Valley situation

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him a host of issues concerning the state, including the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces in the recent past.

Rajouri varsity student ‘joins militancy’

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

RAJOURI: The police today said an engineering student of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) here has apparently joined militancy.

Militant killed in Handwara gunfight

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

SRINAGAR: An unidentified militant has been killed in a gunfight that is underway in north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district, officials said.

Pilgrims undertaking Machail yatra in absence of facilities

Pilgrims undertaking Machail yatra in absence of facilities

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: The Machail yatra is increasingly attracting a lot of pilgrims from all over the country but there are no facilities for the devotees.

PDP leader Sofi passes away at 68

PDP leader Sofi passes away at 68

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

SRINAGAR: Former minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Ghulam Mohiuddin Sofi (68) of Handwara area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district passed away at SKIMS, Soura, on Tuesday morning.

He worked tirelessly for party: Mehbooba

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

SRINAGAR: J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has condoled the death of PDP leader Ghulam Mohiuddin Sofi.

Bank staff slam govt policies, oppose privatisation

Bank staff slam govt policies, oppose privatisation

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: Officers and employees of the State Bank of India (SBI), public sector banks, regional rural banks and old generation private banks, all under the banner of the Untied Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) comprising of nine officers’ associations and workmen unions, observed a nationwide one-day strike today.

Artistes to showcase state culture in Japan

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: Swanzal Foundation — a society related to art, culture and education — is all set for a cultural tour to Japan with a group of 14 artistes to participate in the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of India’s independence.

Drivers, conductors get first aid training

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: With rising road accidents in Jammu, the Indian Red Cross Society gave training to drivers and conductors of private transport companies to act as first medical responders in case of an emergency.

Victor Force GOC visits Sainik School

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

SRINAGAR: General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Army’s Victor Force Maj Gen BS Raju today visited Sainik School, Manasbal, and interacted with students and staff.

RTI is my new amulet, says Valley faith healer

RTI is my new amulet, says Valley faith healer

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

BUDGAM: Five days a week, 45-year-old Ghulam Mohiudin Sheikh is quietly at work as a carpenter.

High Court halts all ongoing construction at Sonamarg

High Court halts all ongoing construction at Sonamarg

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

SRINAGAR: Initiating suo motu proceedings, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court today stayed all ongoing constructions in Sonamarg to stop it from turning into a concrete jungle.

Govt told to provide map of Gulmarg

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

SRINAGAR: In a public-interest litigation about preservation and conservation of the Gulmarg ski and tourist resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the J&K High Court today directed the authorities to prepare a comprehensive map of the Gulmarg area indicating the villages falling in the area and as well as the forest and wildlife areas.

11 injured in two road mishaps in Doda

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

DODA: Eleven persons were injured in two road accidents in Doda district today.

CMO seeks explanation from 10 employees

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

KATHUA: Kathua Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Raj Kumar Sangra has sought an explanation from the employees who reported late for duty at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital here on Tuesday morning.

Air clinic concept can be applied to J&K: Jitendra

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

NEW DELHI: The “air clinic” concept for north-eastern states wherein doctors will fly to remote areas to treat patients can be considered for other hilly states like Jammu and Kashmir, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh today.

Residents block traffic over power cuts, poor roads

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: Locals and workers of the Dogra Front and Shiv Sena blocked the Parade and Moti Bazar roads today to protest unavailability of water and electricity.

Contractual lecturer attempts self-immolation, detained

Contractual lecturer attempts self-immolation, detained

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: The police today detained a member of the contractual lecturers’ forum, Narinder Bhardwaj, when he attempted self-immolation during a protest march here.

Entrepreneur suggests ways to revive crafts at national meet

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: A young Kashmiri Pandit entrepreneur gave quality suggestions at ‘The Champions of Change’, a conclave organised by NITI Aayog recently to expand the power of India’s innovators and create employment opportunities for youth.

Doc counsels youth on dangers of phone overuse

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

JAMMU: Twinkle Behl, who graduated as a ‘family medical practitioner’ from Bangalore Baptist Medical College, is leading a group of doctors to counsel youth and families about ailments originating from excessive use of android phones.

Despite ban, MC workers continue to burn garbage

Despite ban, MC workers continue to burn garbage

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

SRINAGAR: Despite the official ban, the authorities in Srinagar have not been able to curb the practice of burning garbage on city roads.

Court order ignored, bus stand in Batamaloo yet to be sealed

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

SRINAGAR: Despite directions by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, the authorities are yet to seal General Bus Stand at Batamaloo in Srinagar.

Stolen goods recovered, one held

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

SRINAGAR: The J&K Police have arrested an alleged thief and recovered stolen property from him in Srinagar’s old city.

Sanitation drive launched

Sanitation drive launched

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) today launched a mega cleanliness drive in several areas of the summer capital.

Thai travel agents make a date with Valley

Thai travel agents make a date with Valley

23 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

SRINAGAR: As a part of efforts to attract tourists from Southeast Asia, the Kashmir Vision Tours and Travels (KVTT) conducted a familiarisation (fam) tour for travel agents of Thailand.

Five cops injured in road mishap

23 Aug 2017 | 2:55 PM

SRINAGAR: Five policemen were injured on Wednesday in an accident on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the police said here.

Women’s college students in Jammu protest against dress code

Women’s college students in Jammu protest against dress code

22 Aug 2017 | 7:02 PM

JAMMU: Angry over bring forced to follow a dress code, hundreds of students of the Government Women’s College here on Tuesday boycotted their classes and staged protests against the management's "unnecessary diktats".

Delhi court denies bail to Kashmiri separatist leader

22 Aug 2017 | 6:20 PM

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Tuesday denied bail to Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, who was arrested in a decade-old money laundering case for alleged terror financing.

J&K Governor NN Vohra meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh

J&K Governor NN Vohra meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh

22 Aug 2017 | 3:04 PM

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and discussed with him various issues, including repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces, officials said.

Militant killed in Handwara encounter

Militant killed in Handwara encounter

23 Aug 2017 | 2:12 AM

SRINAGAR: A militant was killed on Tuesday in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, an Army official said.

President dedicates maiden Ladakh visit to armed forces

President dedicates maiden Ladakh visit to armed forces

22 Aug 2017 | 10:25 AM

JAMMU:President Ram Nath Kovind today dedicated his maiden visit to Ladakh, the first outside Delhi since assuming office, to the armed forces of the country.

Militant hideout unearthed

22 Aug 2017 | 1:45 AM

SRINAGAR: Security forces on Monday unearthed a militant hideout in the Kangan area of central Kashmir's Ganderbal district and recovered arms and ammunition, the police said.

Mehbooba throws open Kashmir varsity’s Kargil, Leh campuses

Mehbooba throws open Kashmir varsity’s Kargil, Leh campuses

22 Aug 2017 | 1:45 AM

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, currently on a three-day visit to the Ladakh region, inaugurated Leh and Kargil campuses of the University of Kashmir, today.

Traders’ protest march on Article 35A foiled

Traders’ protest march on Article 35A foiled

22 Aug 2017 | 1:45 AM

SRINAGAR: The protest march of traders against ‘attempts to abrogate’ Article 35A was foiled here today.

Trekker falls off Zabarwan hills, dies

22 Aug 2017 | 1:45 AM

SRINAGAR: A 37-year-old resident of Srinagar’s Ishbar locality slipped to death on Sunday evening while on a trekking trip to the Zabarwan mountain on the city outskirts.

Tyndale Biscoe School holds annual ‘Dal cross’

Tyndale Biscoe School holds annual ‘Dal cross’

22 Aug 2017 | 1:45 AM

SRINAGAR: As per the past practice, the Kashmir valley’s oldest school — Tyndale Biscoe — today held its annual ‘Dal Cross’ event.

Valley students at receiving end yet again

Valley students at receiving end yet again

22 Aug 2017 | 1:45 AM

SRINAGAR: Like last year, students have had to bear the brunt of the protests in the Valley.

5% hotel occupancy in ‘peak’ tourist season

5% hotel occupancy in ‘peak’ tourist season

22 Aug 2017 | 1:45 AM

SRINAGAR: Even as tourist arrivals in the Kashmir valley have remained on the lower side this year, the hoteliers are among the worst hit.

At NCC camp, Valley cadets upbeat about ‘real azadi’

At NCC camp, Valley cadets upbeat about ‘real azadi’

22 Aug 2017 | 1:45 AM

JAMMU: As they made it to the NCC camp here, leaving behind stones-scattered streets and youths raising azadi slogans, the girl cadets echoed one message – “Shun stone-throwing, sloganeering and enjoy the ‘real azadi’ in India”.

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