Mercury rises as weather improves in JK

Jammu: The mercury across Jammu and Kashmir rose on Sunday providing relief to the people, especially in the valley which was reeling under intense cold weather after snowfall earlier this month. With improvement in weather, the day temperature in Srinagar, where the sun shone bright after remaining hidden behind clouds for several days, rose by […]

Army man killed, in explosion at Akhnoor

Jammu: A soldier belonging to Indian Army was killed and two more were injured in an explosion near the Line of Control in Akhnoor sector here on Sunday, officials said. The explosion took place when an Army team was patrolling the Pallanwalla area, they added. The officials said the whole area was cordoned off and […]

Shelling along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: Pakistani troops shelled forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, a defence spokesperson said. The unprovoked firing of mortar shells in Shahpur sector started around 10.15 am, prompting befitting retaliation by the Indian Army, he said. Officials said mortar shells fired by […]

Rail services resume in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Rail services in the Kashmir Valley resumed fully on Sunday – over three months after being suspended due to security reasons- as the train chugged from Srinagar to Banihal through the restive south Kashmir, officials said. The train passes through Srinagar station and the stations in south Kashmir before reaching Banihal. A railway official […]

Abrogation of Article 370 right step for Ladakh: Shah

New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government is committed to bring all round development to the newly created Union Territory of Ladakh and abrogation of Article 370 was the right step in this direction. The Home Minister said new hydro electric and solar power projects planned for Ladakh at […]

Trial runs done, train services in Kashmir likely to resume today: Officials

Srinagar: Two trial runs on Srinagar-Banihal railway line were conducted successfully on Saturday, paving the way for resumption of full services in Kashmir Valley from Sunday, more than three months after they were suspended due to security reasons, officials said. The trial runs, through the restive south Kashmir, were done after a thorough safety audit […]

Provide job oriented higher education to students: Lt Guv

Provide job oriented higher education to students: Lt Guv

Jammu: A two-day ‘north zone vice chancellors meet’ commenced at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, with Lt Governor G C Murmu calling for a paradigm shift from theoretical education to job oriented higher education. Murmu , who is also the chancellor of SMVDU, inaugurated the meet at […]

5 arrested for militant links, says Police

5 arrested for militant links, says Police

Srinagar: Five persons suspected to be working for Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit were arrested on Saturday in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said. Hilal Ahmad, Sahil Nazir and Peerzada Mohammad Zahir, who were involved in threatening and intimidating people, were arrested from Sopore along with incriminating material including threat posters, a police spokesman said. They were […]

Ensure hassle-free services during winter: Advisor Khan tells officials

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Faroooq Khan on Saturday chaired an extensive post snowfall review meeting here, directing officers to work in close coordination to avoid any eventuality in view of the inclement weather. Addressing the meeting, the Advisor sought details from the HoDs of all departments regarding steps being taken by them in restoring […]