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No ceasefire violation along LoC in J&K; Nirmala Sitharaman calls off scheduled visit


Jammu: An uneasy calm prevailed along the Line of Control (LoC) in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir with no report of ceasefire violation by Pakistan over the past 20 hours, officials said on Thursday. Meanwhile, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman called off her scheduled visit to Jammu province on Thursday to review the situation along the ...

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Militants hideout busted in Shopian village


Shopian, March 06: A militant hideout was busted in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir and incriminating materials were recovered from there. Reports reaching KNO that on Wednesday on a credible input on police busted a hideout of militants in Kungnoo village in Shopian district. Incriminating materials were recovered from the hideout and were seized, they said Earlier on Wednesday ...

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‘Almost All Political Parties in J&K want State Polls to be Clubbed with General Elections’: CEC Sunil Arora


Jammu: The Election Commission of India on Tuesday asserted that almost all political parties in Jammu and Kashmir want State Assembly Elections to be clubbed with the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls due for April-May. The Poll body also said that all almost all political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have expressed full faith in the ECI too. The ECI team that ...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway opens for only stranded vehicles today


Srinagar: Only stranded vehicles were allowed to move on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Wednesday to decongest the road, a traffic department official said. “All stranded vehicles heading towards Srinagar are being allowed. A decision to allow traffic towards Jammu will be taken only later. Our main aim right now is to completely decongest the highway,” the official said. One-way traffic ...

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CEC releases special publications of election deptt


Srinagar: Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora today released three special publications on the election related activities in J&K during his visit to Jammu. The publications titled “SVEEP General Elections-2019”, “Jammu and Kashmir State Election Management Plan-2019 and “Booth Level Election Management Plan of Jammu District” have been compiled and brought out by the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, an official handout said. ...

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Rajasthan man postpones wedding with Pak woman, blames border tension


Jaipur: Mounting tension between India and Pakistan after the February 14 Pulwama attack has resulted in the postponement of a wedding between a Rajasthani man and a Pakistani woman. The groom, Mahendra Singh, had booked train tickets to Sinoi village in Amarkot district of Sindh province in Pakistan and was supposed to tie the knot with Chagan Kanwar on Saturday. However, his train ...

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Uri residents demand underground bunkers in view of heightened border tensions


Srinagar: Frequent border skimmirishes between India and Pakistan armies and exchange of gunfire, shellings in Uri sector of north Kashmir forced the residents to stage protest in Uri town on Tuesday demanding  construction of underground bunkers for their safety. The residents shouted slogans in support of their demands  of construction of underground  bunkers and alternative land promised to them for their residence ...

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