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Dec 27, 1963: Holy relic vanishes from Hazratbal shrine; Probe findings withheld to this day


Srinagar, Dec 27: The theft of the holy relic (Prophet Muhammad’s hair) from Hazratbal shrine on December 27, 1963 caused a stir in the entire sub-continent. The news of the theft spread like wild fire. People came out on the streets to register their protest. A group of people marched in the historic Lal Chowk. On seeing a crowd, the then general secretary ...

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Khelo India: Advisor Kumar reviews performance of districts under mega sports prog

  Asks DCs to utilize funds judiciously; furnish UCs of expenditure in time Stresses on close monitoring of PMDP, other sports projects for timely completion JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today said that special focus is being laid on engaging youth of the state in sports, other related activities and creating sports infrastructure for which centre as well ...

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Jammu IGP among 11 senior police officers transferred

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The Inspector general of police (Jammu Range) and the senior superintendent of police, Jammu district, were among 11 senior police officers who were on Wednesday transferred by the Governor’s administration. MK Sinha has been posted as IGP (Jammu) in place of SD Singh who has been shifted to the police headquarters. SSPs of five districts have also been shuffled in ...

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Governor releases “ Rise and Decline of the  Mughal Empire”


Jammu, December 26:  Governor Satya Pal Malik released Dr. Jaswant Singh Puri’s book titled “ Rise and Decline of the Mughal Empire” at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor congratulated Dr. Puri for writing an informative volume which traces the rise and fall of the Mughal Empire and its emperors. He urged Dr. Puri to continue his endeavours for the enrichment of the ...

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Governor presented “Duggar Sanskriti” and “Kahakashan”


Jammu, December 26:  Dr. Jitendra Udhampuri, noted poet and writer, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today and presented his two books “ Duggar Sanskriti” and a collection of Urdu poetry “ Kahakashan” to the Governor.  “Duggar Sanskriti” is a book written in Dogri language and is about the Dogra culture while “Kahakashan” is Dr. Udhampuri’s ...

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Kashmir to receive Light snow, rain in higher reaches in next 24 hours


Srinagar (VMS): As per forecast by State’s Meteorological Department (MeT), the J&K state will receive light snow and rains in its higher reaches. The MeT department has predicted mainly Dry weather in subsequent two days. For next week the weather in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh will remain largely day with some isolated showers in the higher reaches of the state. Temperate ...

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Mayank Agarwal registers highest score for Indian Test debutant in Australia


Indian opener Mayank Agarwal on Wednesday became the country’s highest run-scorer on Test debut in Australia, when he scored 76 runs on day one of the ongoing ‘Boxing Day Test’. Agarwal smashed eight boundaries and a six during his 161 ball knock, registering a dominant performance against a formidable bowling attack, despite the early dismissal of fellow opener Hanuma Vihari. ...

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