Saturday, October 24, 2020


3 killed as vehicle plunges into gorge in J&K district

JAMMU:Three persons were killed and eight injured on Friday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's hilly Doda district.
Police said the vehicle, carrying the passengers from Khillani to Hambal, plunged into a deep gorge after the driver lost contro

Modi raises Galwan, Art 370 issues in first Bihar rally

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday raised the issue of deadly Galwan Valley clash between India and China troops, scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir state's special status, and even the Pulwama attack in order to woo Bihar voters ahead of the Assembly elections.

CBI arrests Food Supply official in J&K's Rajouri in graft case

NEW DELHI:The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Junior Assistant working at the Food Supply office of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district in a graft case.

How footballer Adil Khan beat injuries to make a comeback

NEW DELHI:It was in 2012 against Azerbaijan that Adil Khan made his senior India debut, but after a spate of injuries, his hopes of returning to the national team appeared bleak.

India to observe Oct 22 as Black Day to highlight Pak-backed militia's invasion of J&K

SRI NAGAR: India will observe October 22 -- the day of the raid in 1947 in Jammu and Kashmir -- as the 'Black Day' to protest against Pakistan's role in instigating violence and terror in the valley.

US election outcome won't affect ties with India: Senior official

NEW YORK: A high-ranking US official said that he is optimistic that any possible outcome of the November 3 presidential election won't affect the deepening ties with India because "this relationship is much bigger than any one political party".

NEET J&K topper's achievement will bring positive change: L-G

SRINAGAR:Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said the achievement of Basit Bilal Khan, the state topper in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), will bring a positive change among the youth of Kashmir.

10% hike in expenditure limits for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls

NEW DELHI:Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections and bypolls in other states amid coronavirus pandemic, the poll expenditure limit of candidates in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections has been increased by 10 per cent. The limit was upwardly revised by the Centre after consultations with the Election Commission of India.

Militant killed in Pulwama encounter

SRINAGAR:One terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in South Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Tuesday.
One unidentified terrorist killed in encounter at Kakpora in Pulwama. Operation is underway," the police said.

Narco terror: NIA to file charge sheet against 10

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is all set to file a charge sheet against 10 accused in connection with its probe into the Hizabul Mujahideen (HM) narco terror case, alleging that the Pakistan-based commanders of the terror organisation conspired to raise money from India for the banned group, officials said.

2 militants killed in Shopian encounter

SRINAGAR:Two terrorist have been killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in South Kashmir's Shopian district, police said on Tuesday.

Lalu attacks Nitish over remark linking coastal areas to industries

PATNA:After Kashmiri militants, Article 370, Left extremism and Jinnah, the Indian Ocean is the latest to enter the political war of words in Bihar at a time when the campaign for the Assembly polls is in full swing.

ED summons to Farooq creates flutter in J&K's political circles

SRINAGAR:YThe summoning of National Conference (NC) president, Dr. Farooq Abdullah for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate(ED) on Monday has created quite a flutter in the political circles of Jammu and Kashmir.

Twitter resolves geotag issue after showing J&K as part of China

NEW DELHI:After courting controversy for wrongly showing Jammu and Kashmir as part of China, Twitter on Monday said it has resolved the issue.
We became aware of this technical issue on Sunday, and understand and respect the sensitivities around it. The teams have worked swiftly to investigate and resolve the concerned geotag issue," a Twitter spokesperson told IANS in a statement.

BJP misusing govt agencies to target Farooq: NC

SRINAGAR:The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday alleged that since the BJP had failed to politically fight party President Farooq Abdullah, it was now "misusing" government agencies to target him through a "witch-hunt".

BJP a party of horrors, says Left leader in Bihar rally

PATNA:After the BJP that Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation was involved in caste massacres during the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) regime in Bihar in the past, Left party General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya dubbed the BJP "a party of horrors".

Punjab CM leads house in paying homage to farmers who have died in anti-farm bills protests

CHANDIGARH: On the first day of the 13th (Special) Session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday led the House in paying homage to all farmers who have lost their lives during the ongoing agitation in protest against the Centre’s draconian agricultural laws.

Common man in J&K aspires to a decent and quality life: Lt Gen Raju

Swiss City Residents Form Joint Adhoc Committee to Fight for Amenities

AMRITSAR: The residents of four residential colonies including Swiss, City, Swiss Land, Swiss Green and Roseland today formed a joint Adhoc Committee to press for their demands of basic amenities in the area. The residents said ther were living in highly inhabitable conditions for the past many years and their requests to Municipal Corporation, PUDA and Colonisers have fallen on deaf ears.

Yahya Sultan is new president for Journalist Fraternity Kupwara

KUPWARA: Journalist Fraternity Kupwara on Saturday conducted elections in which News 18 Urdu Reporter, Yahya Sultan was elected as President of the association.

Republican Hindu group scaling back campaign for Trump

WASHINGTON:During the 2016 election campaign around this time, then-candidate Donald Trump addressed a large, glamorous rally of thousands of cheering Hindus, the first time a US presidential candidate reached out to the followers of the faith.

One terrorist killed in Kashmir encounter

SRINAGAR:One terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter between the terrorists and the security forces in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Saturday, officials said.
The firefight took place after the security forces cordoned off the Larnoo area in Anantnag and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.

Terrorist associate caught during gunfight in Kashmir

SRINAGAR:A joint cordon and search operation was launched by the police, army and CRPF on Friday on the basis of a specific input regarding the presence of a special police officer (SPO) who had decamped with two AK 47 rifles two days ago along with his associate in Chadoora area of Budgam in Central Kashmir.

India to come up with surrender policy for Kashmiri youth taking up guns 

SRINAGAR: India is coming up with a surrender and rehabilitation policy for the youth who want to give up militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. The Union Defence Ministry is deliberating over the issue with the Home Ministry in New Delhi.

Online webinar on Career Guidance organised at Mata Gujri College

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Webinar on “Career Guidance and Opportunities “was organised by the Post Graduate Department of English at Mata Gujri College here today.

Encounter underway in Kashmir's Budgam

SRINAGAR:An encounter between terrorists and security forces started in central Kashmir's Budgam district on Friday, officials said.

DCW sends notice to Delhi Police over 'assault' on Kashmiri girl

NEW DELHI:A day after a Kashmiri girl residing in south Delhi took to Twitter to report alleged trespassing and manhandling by her landlady, whom she accused of targeting her for being a Kashmiri, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday issued a notice to the Delhi Police over the issue.

Woman alleges being targeted as 'Kashmiri', Delhi Police files FIR

NEW DELHI:A Kashmiri woman residing in south-east Delhi took to Twitter to report alleged trespassing and manhandling by her landlady. The woman accused the landlady of targeting her for being a Kashmiri.

Mehbooba visits grave of her father ahead of Gupkar meeting

SRINAGAR:Two days after she was released from detention, former Chief Minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti visited the grave of her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday. Later in the day, she will be attending a meeting convened by Farooq Abdullah.

Is Pak planning to gift Sindh islands to China through PIDA ordinance?

NEW DLEHI:The island development ordinance promulgated by Pakistani President Arif Alvi seems to be a plan to sell off Pakistani islands to future investors or maybe China. Controversial sections in the Pakistan Island Development Authority (PIDA) ordinance have triggered massive protests and a major controversy, as people in Sindh feel the Imran Khan government is taking over their land.

Package to J&K and Ladakh to empower 10 lakh women: Shah

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in a series of tweets has expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on two key Cabinet decisions taken on Wednesday.
Shah said the special package of Rs 520 crore under the Deendayal Antyodaya Rashtriya Ajeevika Mission for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will give a huge boost to the economy of the two UTs and empower over 10 lakh women in rural areas by giving them livelihood and making them self-reliant.

Modi praises STARS project, special package for J&K, Ladakh

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the STARS project as well as the special package for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to which the Union cabinet gave its nod on Wednesday.

Pakistan violates LoC ceasefire in 2 sectors of J&K's Poonch

JAMMU: Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing on Wednesday on Indian positions near the Line of Control (LoC) at two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a defence official said.

Maha Guv, CM in unholy row over temples reopening

MUMBAI:In an unprecedented development, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray were engaged in an ugly ‘letter-war over the issue of reopening of temples in the state.

Security forces recover arms, ammunition in J&K border town

SRINAGAR:Security forces recovered arms and ammunition on Tuesday from Teetwal border town of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

3 teachers of religious school booked under PSA in J&K

SRINAGAR:Three teachers of a religious school in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district have been booked by the police under the public safety act (PSA) after some students of this school were found involved in militant activities.

398 test positive, J&K Covid-19 tally crosses 84k

SRINAGAR: At least 398 people have tested positive in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday as the total number of people infected with coronavirus crossed 84,000 in the union territory, officials said.

Davinder Singh case: NIA arrests man who supplied arms to Hizb terrorists

NEW DELHI:  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested one accused from Jammu & Kashmir's Budgam, who played a key role in supplying arms and ammunitions to one of the arrested accused in the case of suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Naveed Babu, officials said.

Union Raksha Mantri inaugurates Darcha Barsi and Palchan bridge in Himachal

SHIMLA:Union Defemce Minister, Rajnath Singh dedicated 44 permanent major bridges to the
nation and also laid foundation stone of Nechipu tunnel through video conferencing from New
Delhi on Monday. 

Despite China-Pak tensions, India ushering in historical changes: Rajnath

ITANAGAR:Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that despite challenging times due to Covid-19 and border tensions and disputes caused by Pakistan and China, India was not only resolutely facing them but also bringing about historical changes in all sectors of development under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's able leadership.