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Kashmir IG had asked media in a statement not to interfere in professional and bonafide duty of police and security forces at the encounter sites. (Representational Photo/ANI)

News updates from HT: 5 terrorists gunned down in two separate encounters in J&K

PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 09:01 AM IST
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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister of Jammu Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti. (HT Archive)
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister of Jammu Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti. (HT Archive)

ED summons Mehbooba Mufti's mother for questioning in money laundering case

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 11:18 PM IST
Mufti, 61, also the president of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), was questioned in this case on March 25 in Srinagar.
Police and Army carry out an encounter at a forest in the Peer Ki Gali area of Shopian district on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Police and Army carry out an encounter at a forest in the Peer Ki Gali area of Shopian district on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Militants open fire on security personnel in J&K's Shopian; no casualty reported

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 05:30 PM IST
The ultras opened fire on a mobile check party of the police and CRPF at Imamsahib in Shopian town around 3.20 pm, officials said.
A police official said rescuers immediately swung into action and retrieved the bodies of Mohinder Pal and Dhayaan Singh, both in their early 20s, from the ill-fated vehicle.
A police official said rescuers immediately swung into action and retrieved the bodies of Mohinder Pal and Dhayaan Singh, both in their early 20s, from the ill-fated vehicle.

2 dead as oil tanker falls into gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 04:32 PM IST
The tanker was on its way to Dugga from Reasi and the accident occurred at Karka late on Tuesday night when the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a blind curve, a police official said.
A health worker receives a Covid19 vaccine shot, at AIIMS in New Delhi.
A health worker receives a Covid19 vaccine shot, at AIIMS in New Delhi.

39 students, 5 school staff test COVID-19 positive in J-K's Budgam

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 10:14 AM IST
As many as 39 students and five staff members from three different educational institutions in central Kashmir's Budgam district tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, prompting the authorities to shut them for at least five days, officials said.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) will build a temple and allied infrastructure including pilgrims amenities complex, Veda Patasala, spiritual/meditation centre in Jammu. (PTI File Photo)
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) will build a temple and allied infrastructure including pilgrims amenities complex, Veda Patasala, spiritual/meditation centre in Jammu. (PTI File Photo)

Tirupathi temple board to get land in Jammu for temple, spiritual growth centre

PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 05:06 PM IST
  • The land will be given on lease for a period of 40 years. Medical and educational facilities are also proposed to be built on the campus in future.
Parents of school children in Kashmir are worried about the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the valley.(AP)
Parents of school children in Kashmir are worried about the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the valley.(AP)

Schools across Kashmir report fresh Covid cases, parents worried

By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 04:47 PM IST
  • Most of the schools have asked the parents to send their wards on alternate days to maintain Covid protocols such as social distancing. Some schools have also decided to run two shifts in the day to reduce the class strength by half.
Lieutenant general Manjinder Singh was commissioned into 19 MADRAS Regiment on 20 December 1986.
Lieutenant general Manjinder Singh was commissioned into 19 MADRAS Regiment on 20 December 1986.

Lt Gen Manjinder Singh is new chief of staff at Western Command headquarters

PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 02:59 PM IST
  • During his service, the general has been an instructor at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) and the Indian Military Training Team at Bhutan.
The police recovered incriminating material of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Al-Badr outfits from the two terrorists arrested.(File photo for representation)
The police recovered incriminating material of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Al-Badr outfits from the two terrorists arrested.(File photo for representation)

Constable killed in terror attack on senior BJP leader’s house guard in Srinagar

UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 02:10 PM IST
  • This is the second attack by terrorists in Srinagar in the last one week and the third in Kashmir.
JKSSB Class IV Recruitment 2020.(HT file)
JKSSB Class IV Recruitment 2020.(HT file)

JKSSB Recruitment 2021: Apply for 2311 vacancies for various posts

PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 10:40 AM IST
JKSSB to recruit candidates for various posts. Eligible candidates can apply for the posts through the official site of JKSSB on jkssb.nic.in. Details below.
Uttarakhand government has decided to reopen schools for students of Class 10 and class 12 from November 1.(HT File Photo)
Uttarakhand government has decided to reopen schools for students of Class 10 and class 12 from November 1.(HT File Photo)

Fix responsibility for non-establishment of model schools in J-K: CAG

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 12:29 PM IST
Taking a serious note of non-establishment of model schools in Jammu and Kashmir in the past 10 years despite availability of 44.13 crore, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has asked the state government to refund the unspent funds and fix responsibility.
Representative image.(AFP)
Representative image.(AFP)

J-K Samagra Shiksha launches app for out-of-school children

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 09:05 AM IST
The 'Talaash' app was launched virtually by Jammu and Kashmir Samagra Shiksha Project Director Dr Arun Manhas, an official spokesperson said here.
Two CRPF personnel were killed and two others injured in an attack on their unit at Lawaypora on the outskirts of Srinagar.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Two CRPF personnel were killed and two others injured in an attack on their unit at Lawaypora on the outskirts of Srinagar.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

2 CRPF soldiers killed, several injured in attack in J-K's Lawaypora

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Search operation was launched in the area soon after the terrorists opened fire on the CRPF personnel who were from the 73 battalion and part of the Road Opening Party Duty on Srinagar-Baramulla national highway.
Representational image. ((Getty Images/iStockphotos))
Representational image. ((Getty Images/iStockphotos))

Government Medical Colleges in J-K to start new PG courses

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 08:42 AM IST
With this, the accredited institutions would get two PG candidates in the certified stream every year, the spokesman said.
File photo: A health worker loads a syringe with a shot of Covid-19 vaccine. (AP)
File photo: A health worker loads a syringe with a shot of Covid-19 vaccine. (AP)

'Covid-19 vaccination drive on track': J-K DG family welfare tells HT

By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 05:47 PM IST
  • Nearly 1.24 lakh Covid-19 cases and 1,974 fatalities have been reported since the first case was detected in J&K last March.
APSC Recruitment 2021.(HT file)
APSC Recruitment 2021.(HT file)

119 academic, administrative posts approved in 15 nursing school, college in J-K

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 06:05 PM IST
With this, all the 15 new nursing schools and colleges will be made fully operational, he said.
Gold, incriminating materials and some documents were among the articles seized during raids at Pargal's properties, an official said.(Sourced Photo)
Gold, incriminating materials and some documents were among the articles seized during raids at Pargal's properties, an official said.(Sourced Photo)

Ex Food Corporation of India official’s properties attached in graft case

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 10:05 AM IST
  • Even after his suspension from 2009 to 2012, he was posted in the enforcement and vigilance squad in CAPD Department, which indicated his influence and a possible nexus with other officials.
File photo: J-K DGP Dilbagh Singh said that Pakistan intensified cross-border firing to push in as many terrorists in 2019.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
File photo: J-K DGP Dilbagh Singh said that Pakistan intensified cross-border firing to push in as many terrorists in 2019.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

'250 terrorists in launch pads, 200 active in J-K': DGP Dilbag Singh

UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 11:48 PM IST
  • The DGP said that sticky bombs were a new threat.
Gulmarg: Locals climb up a snow covered mountain after fresh snowfall at the ski resort of Gulmarg, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (PTI Photo/S. Irfan) (PTI02_28_2021_000236B)(PTI)
Gulmarg: Locals climb up a snow covered mountain after fresh snowfall at the ski resort of Gulmarg, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (PTI Photo/S. Irfan) (PTI02_28_2021_000236B)(PTI)

Gulmarg gets over 13 inches of fresh snow as Kashmir weather remains erratic

By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 10:59 AM IST
  • Gulmarg recorded minimum night temperature of minus 2.4 degree Celsius.
People walks along a sidewalk during a rainfall in Srinagar on March 10, 2021. (Photo by Tauseef Mustafa / AFP)(AFP)
People walks along a sidewalk during a rainfall in Srinagar on March 10, 2021. (Photo by Tauseef Mustafa / AFP)(AFP)

Rains, light snowfall continue in Kashmir, improvement likely from March 16

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 09:55 AM IST
  • In the light of the current erratic weather, the farmers in Jammu and Kashmir have been advised to avoid spraying orchards and suspend other farm operations till March 15th.
Cutting across party lines, the newly-elected DDC members had on Tuesday boycotted a two-day training programme here and staged a protest in support of their demand for better status and monthly honorarium, forcing the Lt Governor to cancel his inaugural session.(HT File photo)
Cutting across party lines, the newly-elected DDC members had on Tuesday boycotted a two-day training programme here and staged a protest in support of their demand for better status and monthly honorarium, forcing the Lt Governor to cancel his inaugural session.(HT File photo)

J&K newly elected DDC call off protest as Lt Gov promises monthly honorarium

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 05:41 PM IST
However, the DDC members said they will decide their future course of action after the meeting with the Lt Governor, reiterating their demand for cancellation of the warrant of precedence and honorarium scale set up by the Union Territory administration.
Rohingya refugees stand outside their makeshift camp on the outskirts of Jammu,(AP Photo)
Rohingya refugees stand outside their makeshift camp on the outskirts of Jammu,(AP Photo)

18 more Rohingyas detained; count at Kathua holding centre reaches 197

PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 10:34 AM IST
  • The detained Rohingyas include 100 women and 97 men, all above the age of 18 years.
A top police official termed the killing of Al-Badr chief a big success and said it was achieved without any collateral damage.(File photo for representation)
A top police official termed the killing of Al-Badr chief a big success and said it was achieved without any collateral damage.(File photo for representation)

Al-Badr commander Abdul Gani Khawaja’s killing a big success, says J&K Police

By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 07:26 AM IST
  • Police said Khawja was involved in several terror cases including attacks on security forces and civilians.
An elderly person being vaccinated during the second phase of Covid vaccination in Jammu.(ANI)
An elderly person being vaccinated during the second phase of Covid vaccination in Jammu.(ANI)

Jammu and Kashmir: 2 deaths, 77 fresh covid cases registered

PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 06:20 PM IST
  • 87 more Covid-19 patients recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 18 from Jammu division and remaining from Kashmir
Congress flags at a rally.(File photo)
Congress flags at a rally.(File photo)

J-K Congress loses 2 key municipal bodies in south and north Kashmir

By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 05:38 PM IST
  • Congress J-K president, Ghulam Ahmad Mir said the party lost control over two municipal councils in Baramulla and Anantnag.
Sajjad Lone said he was disappointed with the status accorded to the chairmen of DDCs in Jammu and Kashmir(PTI)
Sajjad Lone said he was disappointed with the status accorded to the chairmen of DDCs in Jammu and Kashmir(PTI)

‘Shameful’: Jammu and Kashmir DDC status and salaries disappoint members

By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 04:22 PM IST
  • Srinagar DDC chairperson Aftab Malik said when he had met the LG, he was told that that status of chairman of the DDC will be equal to the rank of a minister of state (MoS).
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha. (File photo)
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha. (File photo)

J-K Lt Governor launches super-75 scholarship scheme for meritorious girls

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 02:26 PM IST
This is keeping in view of this year's theme of International Women's Day i.e "Choose to Challenge" and to celebrate Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav- India@75.
Altaf Bukhari said Shah's entry into the party will help it become stronger in Kashmir.(HT photo)
Altaf Bukhari said Shah's entry into the party will help it become stronger in Kashmir.(HT photo)

J&K Congress loses 2 imp municipal bodies in Kashmir as leaders join Apni Party

By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:28 PM IST
  • With Shah’s entry, the Apni party now has a foothold in south Kashmir's urban areas of Anantnag town.
Students wearing masks arrive to attend a school in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, March.1, 2021. Schools reopened Monday for classes 8 to 12 in Indian-controlled Kashmir, eleven months after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)(AP)
Students wearing masks arrive to attend a school in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, March.1, 2021. Schools reopened Monday for classes 8 to 12 in Indian-controlled Kashmir, eleven months after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)(AP)

82% J&K students pass XII examinations, 3 score perfect score

By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 02:00 PM IST
  • Most of the top positions were bagged by girls.
Men row their makeshift raft made of plastic pipes on the Dal Lake.(AP)
Men row their makeshift raft made of plastic pipes on the Dal Lake.(AP)

Snowfall and rains bring down Kashmir temperature

By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:38 PM IST
  • Another spell of scattered to widespread rain with thunderstorm and snowfall is most likely during March 11-13th, as per the weather department.
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