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Centre, J&K to spend Rs 2,000 Cr for tourism upgradation

STATE TIMES NEWSKolkata: The Jammu and Kashmir government in coordination with the Centre will spend Rs 2,000 crore to upgrade infrastructure for tourists in the union territory which was visited by around one crore people last year, officials said here on Monday. The government is also getting a lot of queries relating to investment in […]

18 Feb 2020 1:34 am
Internet in J&K will be eased further: Advisor

STATE TIMES NEWS Bengaluru: Internet and connectivity issues in Jammu and Kashmir will be eased further in the coming months, Kewal Kumar Sharma, advisor to the Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir said here on Monday. “The restrictions remain to make sure that these facilities are not misused for promoting disorder. In some months from […]

18 Feb 2020 1:34 am
FIR registered against social media users for defying Govt orders

STATE TIMES NEWS Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday registered a case against various people for defying government orders on social media. The union territory’s administration on January 14 had issued an order banning all social media sites to curb their misuse by miscreants for propagating false information and rumours. “Taking serious note […]

18 Feb 2020 1:32 am
Nirbhaya case: Fresh death warrants issued for March 3 against 4 convicts

STATE TIMES NEWSNew Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday issued fresh death warrants for March 3 at 6 am against the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana issued fresh warrants against death row convicts — Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar […]

18 Feb 2020 1:32 am
SC directs permanent commission for all women officers in Army

STATE TIMES NEWSNew Delhi: Calling for an end to gender bias in the armed forces, the Supreme Court on Monday opened the way for women in command positions in the Army and directed the Centre to grant permanent commission to all women officers within three months. A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud termed […]

18 Feb 2020 1:32 am
Sedition case: 3 engineering students from Kashmir re-arrested, remanded to judicial custody

STATE TIMES NEWSHubli: The three Kashmiri engineering college students here, facing sedition charges, were re-arrested on Monday after protests broke out against police for releasing them on executing a bond. “They (Kashmiri students) have been arrested again, produced before the court and remanded to judicial custody,” the Hubli-Dharwad police Commissioner R Dileep said. The trio, […]

18 Feb 2020 1:32 am
India nails Pakistan; Terror groups still get funds from supporters

STATE TIMES NEWS New Delhi: The FATF on Monday said several terrorist groups continue to benefit from funds raised through illegal activities and from supporters worldwide despite the international terror financing watchdog tightening the standards on flow of money. India has maintained that Pakistan extends regular support to terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) […]

18 Feb 2020 1:32 am
India issues demarche to Turkey on Kashmir remarks

STATE TIMES NEWS NEW DELHI: India on Monday issued a strong demarche to Turkey on the remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Jammu and Kashmir during his Pakistan visit. MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Erdogan’s remarks reflect neither an understanding of history nor of the conduct of diplomacy. He also added that […]

18 Feb 2020 1:30 am
British MP led group on Kashmir denied entry into India

STATE TIMES NEWS New Delhi: A British MP heading a parliamentary group on Kashmir claimed on Monday that she was denied entry despite a valid visa after she landed at the airport here, a charge rebutted the government which said she was informed about her e-visa being cancelled. Debbie Abrahams, a Labour Party MP who […]

18 Feb 2020 1:30 am
Lavasa conducts extensive tour of Jammu city

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Commissioner JMC, Avny Lavasa conducted an extensive tour of Jammu city and took stock of sanitation facilities in various areas falling within limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation. The Commissioner JMC was accompanied by field staff of Transport Wing of JMC. The tour has been conducted to take preventive measures with regard […]

18 Feb 2020 12:04 am
SC refuses to accept Vodafones proposal to pay Rs 2,500 cr by today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to accept telecom firm Vodafone’s proposal to pay Rs 2,500 crore by today and Rs 1,000 crore by Friday against adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues and that no coercive action be taken against it. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra declined to accept the proposal given […]

17 Feb 2020 1:04 pm
Sedition case: Three engineering students from Kashmir re-arrested

Hubballi (Karnataka): The three Kashmiri engineering students a college here facing sedition charges were arrested again on Monday after protests broke out against the police for releasing them on execution of a bond under Section 169 of CrPC. The trio, students of a private engineering college, were arrested on Saturday for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and […]

17 Feb 2020 12:01 pm
No rethinking on Art 370 abrogation, CAA despite pressure: Modi

STATE TIMES NEWS Varanasi : Ruling out any rethink on decisions on CAA and Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that his government remains and will remain firm on the steps despite pressure from all sides. “Be it the scrapping of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir or the Citizenship Amendment Act […]

17 Feb 2020 12:59 am
Restrictions to continue in J&K, 2G mobile data service extended till Feb 24

STATE TIMES NEWSJammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has extended the 2G mobile data service and fixed line internet connectivity wherever provided across the union territory till February 24, an official spokesperson said on Sunday. However, the internet service providers (ISP) have been given directions to ensure access to 1,485 white-listed sites only and not […]

17 Feb 2020 12:59 am
UN chief Guterress remarks in Pak

India says J&K its integral part STATE TIMES NEWS New Delhi: Reacting to UN chief Antonio Guterres’s comments on Jammu and Kashmir, India on Sunday said the region is and will continue to be an integral part of the country and that the issue needed to be addressed is of vacation of territories “illegally and […]

17 Feb 2020 12:58 am
Four killed, one hurt in separate mishaps

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Four persons were killed while one was injured in separate mishaps reported here on Sunday. As per the details, Mohan Lal, son of Badri Nath, resident of Mishriwala who was on his scooter was hit by a car in Kanachak area as a result he got injured. He was shifted to hospital […]

17 Feb 2020 12:58 am
NC willing to participate in Panchayat polls, wants roadblocks to be removed

STATE TIMES NEWSJammu: The National Conference, one of the main political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, has expressed willingness to participate in next month’s Panchayat polls but wants “roadblocks” placed in its way to be removed so that it can campaign freely. The party, which had stayed away from the 2018 Panchayat polls, said the […]

17 Feb 2020 12:58 am
Kejriwal wants to work with Centre for smooth governance, seeks Modis blessing

STATE TIMES NEWS New Delhi: Striking a conciliatory note, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “blessing” for Delhi’s progress and said that he “forgave” his rivals for the remarks against him during the campaign, while crediting the people of the city with ushering in a new kind of politics which […]

17 Feb 2020 12:57 am
Stolen infant recovered, thief nabbed

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Police on Sunday solved kidnapping case of a newborn baby and arrested accused person involved in the crime. As per details, Police received information that last night, a day old baby was kidnapped from Lal Ded Hospital Srinagar by an unknown person. During the course of investigation, a Police team from […]

17 Feb 2020 12:57 am
Minor recovered from Pune, kidnapper held

STATE TIMES NEWS RAJOURI: Police on Sunday rescued a minor girl from Pune in Maharashtra and arrested the kidnapper. As per the details, a case vide FIR No 257/2019 under Sections 363 IPC and 8 POCSO Act was registered at Police Station Thannamandi Rajouri on the complaint of father of the minor girl (name withheld) […]

17 Feb 2020 12:57 am
No timeline to remove I-T exemptions: Sitharaman

AGENCY Hyderabad: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the idea behind introducing second alternative tax slabs sans exemptions is to take the country towards “a simplified, exemption-free and reduced rate of tax regime.” However, there was no timeframe set by the government to remove all exemptions, she told reporters here after an interactive session […]

16 Feb 2020 11:50 pm
Steel fence project to stop cross-border killings along Bangla border rusting: Officials

AGENCY New Delhi: A strategic project to erect an anti-cut ‘steel fence’ along the Indo-Bangladesh border to bring down cross-border crimes and killings is hanging fire as the frontier force of that country is yet to give its nod, officials in the security establishment said. The single-row fence, with loops of concertina wires on top, […]

16 Feb 2020 11:48 pm
One dead, 3 injured as wall of under-construction building collapses in Delhi

AGENCY New Delhi: A 32-year-old labourer was killed and three others were injured after a wall of an under-construction building collapsed in south Delhi’s C R Park area on Sunday, officials said. The deceased has been identified as Toormal Mandal, they said. Police said the injured persons — Sudama (21), Sanjay (30) and Tappan Mandal […]

16 Feb 2020 11:47 pm
Indias cleanest city Indore aims to be most silentas well

AGENCY Indore: After earning the distinction of being India’s cleanest city in several Swachh Bharat Abhiyan surveys, authorities in Indore want to curb noise pollution to make it the most “silent city”. Among the plans that have been readied to achieve this is a curb on sound amplifying systems as well as installation of “smart […]

16 Feb 2020 11:47 pm
BJPs betrayal pushed Jammu youth to edge: Bhalla

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla on Sunday claimed that after formation of BJP Government, the unemployed Jammu youth continue to bear brunt of the most discriminatory agenda of their rule. The betrayal of BJP with Jammu people in general and youth in particular has pushed youth to the […]

16 Feb 2020 10:52 pm
Industrialists body welcome road-shows ahead of investment summit in J&K

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Bari Brahmana Industries Association (BBIA) on Sunday welcomed the initiative of the administration to conduct road-shows across the country from February 17, ahead of the Global Investors’ Summit in Jammu and Kashmir later in the year. The Association members expressed hope that the step followed by the proposed summit would attract massive […]

16 Feb 2020 10:51 pm
Unemployed youth boiling with rage against deceptive politics of BJP: Harsh

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Reposing faith in the Panthers Party more than 60 youth from Jammu led by Amandeep Singh, District President Jammu (Rural) Young Panthers joined JKNPP in presence of Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman JKNPP at Party Headquarters here on Sunday. Gagan Pratap Singh, State Secretary, Parshotam Singh Parihar State Secretary PTU and Surinder […]

16 Feb 2020 10:51 pm
Crime Branch files charge-sheet against father-son duo for cheating

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir police has filed a charge-sheet against a father-son duo for duping a man of Rs 3 lakh on pretext of arranging jobs for his sons here. The charge-sheet was filed in a court of law against Mohammad Ashraf Malik (now expired) and his son Shahnawaz […]

16 Feb 2020 10:51 pm
ASI caught red handed while accepting bribe

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Sunday caught an Assistant Sub Inspector Mohd Amin of Police Post Chinore (District Jammu) red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000. ACB received a complaint in writing from Talib Hussain, son of Atta Mohd, resident of Goutrian Mendhar, District Poonch, presently residing at H No […]

16 Feb 2020 10:51 pm
Drug abuse poses serious hazard to society: Dr Sushil

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Emphasizing his concern as well as importance to educate young populace about the dangers of drug abuse, Dr. Sushil Sharma conducted day-long health awareness cum check up camp at Government Middle School, Purana Pind, R S Pura area of Jammu district. Sharma expressed that keeping in view present set of circumstances […]

16 Feb 2020 10:50 pm
VC JU visits hostels; directs for augmenting facilities in Reading Rooms

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu made a surprise visit to university’s girls hostels and after inspecting various facilities available for students, held a meeting to have on-the-spot review of functioning of various girls hostels of university besides getting feedback of students residing in them. The boarders apprised the VC of […]

16 Feb 2020 10:49 pm
Rohit wins Mr Jammu title

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Rohit Kumar, Champion of the Champions, won the trophy of 18th Mr. Jammu Body Building and Fitness Championship organized by Body Building Association of Jammu Kashmir (BBAJK) at Teacher’s Bhawan, Gandhi Nagar, here. The Championship was conducted in collaboration with J&K Sports Council in which more than 100 body builders were […]

16 Feb 2020 10:31 pm
Panchayat by-election phase-I: First poll notification after J&K becomes UT

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: In a first poll related exercise notification in Jammu and Kashmir after it became Union Territory, the Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar on Saturday issued the first notification for conducting an eight-phase by-election for panchayat polls to elect 12,650 Sarpanchs and Panchs, an official spokesman said here. According to the notification, the […]

16 Feb 2020 1:30 am
Three feared missing in Gurez avalanche

STATE TIMES NEWS Srinagar: At least three persons are feared missing after an avalanche in Gurez area on Saturday, police said. “An avalanche struck Gurez area today. Three persons are reportedly trapped under it,” a police official said. A rescue operation has been launched to trace the missing persons, he said. Further details are awaited.

16 Feb 2020 1:30 am
In J&K, corrupt get lucrative postings with additional charge as bonus

RAJ DALUJAIn J&K, the only industry flourishing is ‘transfer industry’. The spree of frequent transfers in Jammu and Kashmir has raised serious questions over the efficacy of governance, as these not only reduce the productivity of employees but also lead to avoidable expenditure. Under the gubernatorial arrangement, hopes had gained momentum that finally this menace […]

16 Feb 2020 1:30 am
Pak violates ceasefire in Kathua; Admn reaches out to shelling hit Poonch villages

STATE TIMES NEWSJammu: Pakistan Rangers on Saturday violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing on forward posts and villages along the international border in Kathua district early on Saturday, officials said. The Border Security Force retaliated effectively, and the exchange of fire, which started around 4 am at Chakra village in Hiranagar sector, lasted […]

16 Feb 2020 1:29 am
Court stays elections of J&K Olympic Association

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The Court of Special Mobile Magistrate (Sub-Judge-13FC), Jammu on Saturday stayed the election process of J&K Olympic Association, scheduled to be held tomorrow at Amar Singh Club, Jammu. The direction came on a petition filed by Dr. Vikram Handa, Member J&K Basketball Association, Advocate Vivek Sharma and Navdeep Rajwal appeared for […]

16 Feb 2020 1:29 am
Ban terror attack: Court grants 10 days police remand of three to NIA

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: In the much publicised Ban Toll Plaza terror attack on 31st January, 2020 in which three Pak terrorists of JeM outfit were gunned down, three Pulwama OGWs arrested, NIA after taking over the case from local police on Saturday produced Uheel Javid alias Sohail Lone son of Javid Maqbool Lone resident of […]

16 Feb 2020 1:29 am
Youth Congress protests hike in LPG prices

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Youth Congress (YC) on Saturday staged a protest over the hike in LPG price. Led by Uday Chib, President J&K youth Congress, the activists assembled near J&K Congress Head Office and raised slogans against the anti-people policies of BJP Central Government. The protesters demanded that the government should rollback the LPG […]

16 Feb 2020 12:19 am
BJP should stop taking credit for achievements of UPA Govt: Cong

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: J&K Pradesh Congress Committee said that nothing can be much bigger lie than claiming credit by BJP for five Government Medical Colleges and two Cancer Institutes, sanctioned by previous UPA Government at the Centre besides AIIMS in Jammu was secured by people after a long-drawn agitation. In a statement issued on […]

16 Feb 2020 12:19 am
PSA deputation calls on Director School Education; discusses issues

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: A deputation of J&K Private Schools Association (PSA) led by Rameshwar Mengi called on Anuradha Gupta, Director School Education Jammu. The deputation apprised the Director about difficulties faced by most of the private schools in getting results of their students confirmed/ countersigned from Chief Education Officers / Zonal Education Officers at […]

16 Feb 2020 12:19 am
BJP East Mandal felicitates Parveen Kerni

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: BJP East Mandal team on Saturday felicitated Parveen Kerni for being elected as Mandal President for Jammu East, during a felicitation ceremony organised at Pt Prem Nath Dogra Bhawan Jammu. On the occasion senior party leaders including Yudhvir Sethi, J&K BJP General Secretary, Vinay Gupta, District President, Rajesh Gupta, Ex MLA […]

16 Feb 2020 12:18 am
4 IAF pilots selected for Indias first Human Space Mission: Dr Jitendra

STATE TIMES NEWS GHAZIABAD: Four Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots have been selected for India’s first human Space mission “Gaganyaan” and their training programme began this week at the reputed Gagarin Research Cosmic Training Centre in Moscow, Russia. This was disclosed here on Saturday by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh who is also Incharge Department […]

16 Feb 2020 12:18 am
Civilian killed, 4 injured in Pak shelling in Poonch

NIA arrests LoC trader for harbouring terrorists STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu: A 60-year old villager was killed and four others were injured on Friday when Pakistan army engaged in heavy mortar shelling and firing on civilian areas and forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district, officials said. Pakistan army targeted civilians when they were […]

15 Feb 2020 1:22 am
Tejinder relieved to join NIA as SP

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The government on Friday relieved Tejinder Singh, IPS, (JK: 2008) of the charge of AIG (Trainings & Policy), PHQ, to enable him to take up the new assignment as SP in National Investigation Agency (NIA). “Consequent upon the approval of the Competent Authority to the induction of Tejinder Singh, IPS, (JK:2008), […]

15 Feb 2020 1:22 am
Four Selection Grade officers get Special Scale

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The government on Friday promoted four Selection Grade officers of J&K Accounts (Gazetted) Service to the Special Scale. “Sanction is hereby accorded to the promotion of four Selection Grade Officers to the Special Scale of Jammu and Kashmir Accounts (Gazetted) Service (Rs 1,23,100-2,15,900)/Level-13 with effect from January 10, 2020 i.e. the […]

15 Feb 2020 1:20 am
J&K has nothing to boast about except its flourishing transfer industry

RAJ DALUJA JAMMU: Now a Union Territory, Jammu and Kashmir might have failed in achieving targets with regard to completion of developmental projects, implementation of welfare schemes and provision of various utility services to the people but it has certainly excelled in effecting transfers and postings, almost on daily basis religiously. If the presence of […]

15 Feb 2020 1:20 am