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J&K HC orders FIR against Facebook, others in online fraud case
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

Setting aside an order passed by the Special Railway Magistrate, Jammu, Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur of High Court ordered the Cyber Cell in-charge to register an FIR, which should be investigated by the Branch concerned, “dealing with cyber offences’’.

Visiting envoys meet Jammu delegation, get positive feedback
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

The envoys from European, Latin American and African countries are on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the ground situation in the Union Territory following the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.

Jammu DDC members boycott meet over protocol, call it ‘murder of democracy’
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

In the 14-member DDC, the BJP has 11 members, followed by two independents and one from National Conference.

Jammu terror plot foiled, say police; student held
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

The latest action, which also includes the seizure of a "powerful" IED, follows the arrest on February 6 of Lashkar-e-Mustafa chief Hidyatullah Malik in Jammu, police said.

Upsets later, DDC tally: BJP 6 in Jammu, Gupkar 5 in Kashmir
Sun, Feb 14, 2021

The coalition of J&K’s mainstream parties that contested the elections together — the National Conference, PDP, JK People’s Movement and CPM (with the People's Conference having exited the group) — has not got a single council in Jammu so far, with polls to three DDCs put off Saturday due to lack of quorum.

DDC polls: People’s Conference wins in Kupwara, BJP in Doda, Udhampur
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

In the Jammu division, the BJP took control of the DDCs in Udhampur and Doda on Monday.

J&K DDC polls: With Independents on its side, Apni Party bags Srinagar, Shopian
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

Launched six months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was split in August 2019, Apni Party contested the DDC elections against the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) constituents.

Chief of JeM offshoot held, say J&K police
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

With the arrest, police claimed to have foiled a plan to launch a terror strike in Jammu.

4G restored: Relief in J-K as traders, hoteliers and teachers welcome govt’s move
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

Burza said the move will instill a sense of confidence and security among tourists, which will pave the industry's way to recovery.

18 months after split, downgrade, 4G mobile Internet back in J&K
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

The decision comes as the government faces increasing criticism at home and internationally for imposing curbs on the Internet, widely seen as a core human right.

Jammu and Kashmir HC notice to PDP youth leader Parra to ‘decide NIA appeal’ against bail
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

The arrest, incidentally, came three days after Parra filed nomination papers from Pulwama for the DDC elections in the UT.

BSF unfurls 131-foot-high Tricolour, tallest along India-Pak border in J&K
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

The 12x8 foot flag at the “heritage” Octroi Border Outpost in Suchetgarh sector of R S Pura sub-division will be visible as far as Pakistan’s Sialkot town, nearly 11 km across the International Border.

Another cross-border tunnel found in J&K, second in 10 days
Sun, Jan 24, 2021

The previous tunnel was found on January 13. It opened up 20-30 m inside the barbed wire fence at Bobbiyan in Kathua's Hiranagar sector.

Centre nod for Chenab hydel project despite Pakistan objections
Thu, Jan 21, 2021

J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said the approval for the Rs 5,822 crore project came at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day.

Army commander: Revocation of J&K special status helped restore faith in govt
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

In his address, Lt Gen Joshi said the Army too had played a role in “creating an ecosystem and normalcy in which people can resume and live their lives normally”

Held for ‘politician-terror nexus’ case, Para named with Hurriyat leader
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

The case against them, under the UAPA apart from several IPC Sections, is of alleged links between politicians and terrorists.

1989 Rubaiya Sayeed kidnapping case: TADA court frames charges against Yasin Malik, 9 others
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Besides Malik, charges were framed against Ali Mohammad Mir, Mohammad Zaman Mir, Iqbal Ahmad Gandroo, Javed Ahmad Mir alias Nalka, Mohammad Rafiq Pahloo alias Nana Ji alias Saleem, Manzoor Ahmed Sofi, Wajahat Bashir, Mehraj-ud-Din Sheikh and Showkat Ahmad Bakshi.

Soon after bail, police pick up Waheed Para in another terror case
Mon, Jan 11, 2021

The Counter Intelligence wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police detained Para immediately after his release from District Jail, Ambphalla, on Saturday evening.

Waheed Para gets bail, court says UAPA case not made out, ‘not a whisper on him’
Sun, Jan 10, 2021

Considered instrumental in revival of the PDP in South Kashmir, Para was arrested by the NIA on November 25, three days after he had filed nomination papers from Pulwama for the maiden District Development Council elections in J&K.

Looking into facts of Srinagar gunfight that killed 3, says J&K L-G
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

The L-G's comments come days after the families of the three youths killed in Lawaypora in the early hours of December 30 alleged that the incident was a “staged gunfight” and that their children were innocent.

J&K L-G announces Rs 28,000-crore industrial development scheme
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said the scheme will remain in force from the date of its notification till 2037. The government, he said, aims to take industrial development in Jammu and Kashmir to the block level.

Power minister criticises tardy implementation of schemes in Jammu & Kashmir
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

Speaking at a function at a convention centre in Jammu on Sunday, R K Singh said that after assuming charge of the Power Ministry, he decided to visit J&K, visit the then unified state in October 2017.

J&K withdraws jobs notice after protest over ‘discrimination’
Sun, Jan 03, 2021

“Regarding #JammuAndKashmir SSB advertisement for Agriculture Department posts, I have taken cognizance of inputs from aspirant youth and discussed the issue with Principal Secretary Sh Naveen Choudhary,’’ tweeted Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State in the PMO.

New faces of Jammu and Kashmir’s new politics
Mon, Jan 04, 2021

The recent DDC polls has seen the redrawing of political lines and the emergence of a new leadership — from a law student in North Kashmir to a dentist in the South, a school teacher in Jammu to the wife of a seasoned politician in Kashmir. The Indian Express in Jammu tell some of their stories.

Loan ‘scam’: J&K HC grants bail to Hilal Rather
Wed, Dec 30, 2020

Hilal Rather was arrested by the Anti Corruption Bureau on charges of misappropriation of crores of rupees granted as loan by Jammu and Kashmir Bank for construction of his ambitious Paradise Avenue township project at Narwal Bala in Jammu in 2012.

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