Lakhanpur toll plaza abolished

Jammu: Meeting a long-pending demand of local people and traders, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday abolished the road tariff at Lakhanpur toll plaza on Jammu-Pathankot Highway, from where it used to earn over Rs 1,000 crore annually. The Union territory administration announced its decision to render the plaza toll-free in a notification issued […]

160 militants killed, 102 arrested in Kashmir this year: DGP

Says internet restoration under consideration

Jammu: As many as 160 militants were killed and 102 arrested in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019, while 250 militants were still active, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday, noting that the number of local youths joining militancy has decreased. He said that there is 30 per cent fall in militant […]

General Mukund Naravane takes charge as Army chief

New Delhi: Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday took over as the 28th Chief of Army Staff, helming the 1.3 million-strong force at a time India faces evolving security challenges such as cross-border terrorism and an assertive Chinese military along the border. Gen Naravane, who was serving as vice chief of the Army, succeeds Gen […]

Tremors jolt J&K

New Delhi: Four medium intensity tremors with magnitudes ranging between 4.7 and 5.5 hit Jammu and Kashmir in a span of less than two hours on Monday night, the National Centre for Seismology said. The first quake with a magnitude of 4.7 hit at 10:42 pm, followed by one measuring 5.5 six minutes later. The […]

Gen Rawat appointed first Chief of Defence Staff

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat was on Monday appointed India’s first Chief of Defence Staff with a mandate to bring in convergence in functioning of the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force and bolster the country’s military prowess. His appointment to the newly created post came a day before he was […]

Increase in forest cover: JK figures among top 5

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir has figured among top five states of the country in terms of increase in its forest cover area over past two years. As per biennial report of Forest Survey of India, Dehradun, released yesterday, JK has figured among the top five states that have registered maximum increase in forest cover during […]

5 political detainees released in Srinagar after 4 months

Srinagar: Five political leaders, who had been under preventive detention for the past 148 days, were released from the MLA hostel on Monday by the Union Territory administration of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The leaders belonging to the National Conference and the PDP were released after the authorities were satisfied that they would not […]

High Court opens its jobs for non-local candidates

Jammu: Opening the state employment in the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh for candidates from across the country after nullification of Article 370, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has invited applications from eligible candidates from all over India to fill 33 vacancies with it. The 33 vacant posts of non-gazetted officials include those […]