People Custodians Of Constitutional Principles: Prez

NEW DELHI — With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, President Ram Nath Kovind Friday gave a clarion call to people to perform the “sacred act” of voting, emphasising this year’s polls should be seen as a “once-in-a-century moment” that will shape the India of the remainder of the 21st century. Observing that an election is not […]

Pranab Mukherjee To Get Bharat Ratna, Army Chief PVSM

NEW DELHI — On the eve of the 70th Republic Day, former President Pranab Mukherjee, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and musician Dr. Bhupen Hazarika have been awarded the Bharat Ratna. Mr. Deshmukh and Dr. Hazarika have been bestowed the nation’s highest civilian honour posthumously. “The President has been pleased to award Bharat Ratna to Shri Nanaji […]

Supreme Court Notice To GoI On Plea Against 10% Quota  

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court has sought the government’s response to a petition challenging the 10 per cent economic reservation. The plea said the quota violated the basic features of the Constitution and contradicted several judgments of the Court protecting the fundamental rights. A Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna […]

Republic Day Of India: Kashmir Turned Into Fortress 

SRINAGAR — Security across Jammu and Kashmir were put on maximum alert on Friday on the eve of Republic Day while JRL have called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley. The main Republic Day function will be held in the winter capital Jammu where Governor Satya Pal Malik will unfurl the national flag and […]

Violence No Cure To Any Issue(s): Governor Malik

JAMMU — Violence and a confrontationist approach is no antidote to addressing any issue(s), Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Friday even as he expressed deep anguish that a number of youth, some of whom were pursuing professional studies, were influenced by “extremist ideologies” to pick up gun and join groups which “perpetrate violence.”  “This has added […]

Mirwaiz Questions Silence By Indian HR Organisations

SRINAGAR — Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq questioned the silence of rights organizations across the globe and in India that stands for upholding the rights of prisoners especially those that are in prisons for their political beliefs as the political prisoners from J&K. Addressing the Friday congregation at historic Jama Maajid, Mirwaiz said it […]

Day 5: Fresh Landslides Keep Highway Closed  

SRINAGAR — Five fresh landslides Friday hit the Jammu-Srinagar Highway, which remained closed for the fifth consecutive day, leaving thousands of vehicles stranded at different places, officials said. There were fresh landslides on the highway at Gangroo,Ramsoo, Pantiyal and Anokhi areas in Ramban districts, they said. A portion of the highway has sunk near BGO […]

Overnight Snowfall in Kashmir, Fair Weather Forecast for 3 Days

SRINAGAR — People in most of the Kashmir Valley woke up to fresh layer of snowfall even as night temperature rose across Kashmir, said a meteorological department official on Friday. He said Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, recorded two centimeters of fresh snow overnight and had a low of minus 1.3 Degrees Celsius. […]

GST Violation: ST Deptt Seizes Rs 32 Lakh Tobacco Products

JAMMU — The State Taxes department Enforcement Teams today seized Rs 32 lakh Cigarettes & Tobacco products from dealers and retailers on the suspicion of having evaded the GST. As per a handout of the department, the teams conducted day long extensive inspections of all the retailers cum dealers of cigarettes under the instructions of […]

‘Steps Afoot To Place Vibrant Supply Chain For Better Returns To Livestock-Rearer’

JAMMU — Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep, Fisheries and Transport Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today said that steps are afoot to come up with a vibrant supply chain management in livestock sector to pave way for better returns to the rearers. Dr Samoon was speaking to stakeholders  during a day-long tour of Kathua district along with […]

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